Make plans to travel out to the end of SR 506 (at I-5 Exit #59) this weekend for another of Ryderwood’s fine Arts & Crafts Fairs. That’s Friday & Saturday and the hours are from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The variety of handcrafted items from fine art, to jewelry, to trapunto quilting will make it well worth the drive, which is lovely this time of year. Additionally, there will be a fine assortment of flowers, plants, shrubbery and yard art.
And that’s not all! The "Church Ladies’" fantastic Bake Sale will be in the kitchen, as will the Women’s Club Baked Potato / Wiener / Chili Bar.
Ryderwood has an incredible amount of talent in this tiny 6-block by 6-block "Village in the Woods", and some of their fine items are available nowhere else. Visitors can see more items at "The Nest" in the SW corner of Community Hall.
And some young local talent from Castle Rock High School will be performing Monday for their Spring Band Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Castle Rock Christian Church next to the elementary school.
On Friday, vendors, visitors and everyone else are invited to enjoy Tacos at the Café from 4-6 p.m. This is the first time they’ve been served, so I don’t know what more to tell you.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Social Club will host the Town Potluck at the Café instead of the usual Community Hall. This is in order to allow time to get ‘"the Hall" back in order after the Craft Fair.
Beginning Friday, May 31, at noon, the Historic FOX Theatre in Centralia will feature concerts by Ryderwood’s Paul Van Dyck on their newly-restored Mighty Wurlitzer organ. A collector donated the organ and volunteers did all the restoration work as part of the ongoing restoration efforts of the theatre. Bring a box lunch (or purchase one there) and enjoy the music.
Reminder: put the 5th Annual Ryderwood Blues Extravaganza on the calendar for Saturday, June 8, @ 2 p.m.