Things have either been pretty quiet around town or else I haven’t been at the right place at the right time. A group gathered the other day to start planning for the next Fall Festival. It will be the 10th annual show and they want to do it up big. Expect to hear more about live music, a quilt show and more activities to make this a real Town Festival. It was also decided that this and future Festivals will be held the third weekends of May and October. That will make the dates for this on Oct. 17 and 18. Contact Norma at (360) 295-3672 for more information.
This is still a few weeks away, but you might consider a trip to Long Beach for Flag Day on June 14th. They bill themselves as the “most patriotic town in America” (They’ve never been to Ryderwood!) and have a great festival every year. If you hang around the stage from 12 to 3, you can catch “Sweet Swing” and their repertoire of patriotic songs from the 40’s – period USO-like attire, to boot. This fine trio will perform in Ryderwood on Sept. 14, which I’ll be telling you more about later. I’m thinking Long Beach might be a pretty good day trip on the 14th.
Friday night’s meal at the Café will be a complete Chinese Dinner by Russ. That’s at 5 p.m. Contact Linda at (360) 295-0875 for reservations. I’m sure there will be a variety of choices including probably chicken and vegetarian. I don’t have June’s menu for Senior Nutrition so I can’t report what will be served on Tuesday, June 3. I do know one thing that will be served: Cake & Ice Cream is always a treat on the first Tuesday of the month.
Karaoke is scheduled for Monday evening, June 1. That’s at 6:30 p.m. in the Café. This is the group that will be providing the music for the June 21 Sock Hop. This is the shindig that the Line Dancing class is practicing for so diligently. That’s a Saturday afternoon from 2 ‘til 5 followed by Social Club Potluck. Should be a great time!