The heat continues to be brutal. When I moved to the PNW 11 years ago, I described the climate as: "9 months of rain forest and 3 months of desert". This year, the ratio is more like 50-50... With no rain likely in the foreseeable future, the threat of wildfire is downright terrifying out here at the end of SR 506. Please be careful and cautious at every turn. Ryderwood is a designated FireWise community and is committed to reducing the risk of wild land fires.
If readers didn't catch this info last week: New 5000 BTU air conditioners may be available at no charge for MS patients in Oregon and SW Washington. Contact the MS Society of Portland (MSSP) at (503) 297-9544 or at email@example.com.
This is a busy week for Ryderwood's ladies. All are invited to attend the Women's Club salad luncheon and meeting at noon on Wednesday as well as the Red Hats Gathering on Thursday at 2 p.m. Both take place in Ryderwood's historic Pioneer Hall. (FYI: the building was the original logging town's infirmary. Many, many babies were born there until 1953.)
Friday night's dinner at the Café will be Linda's Slow-Cooked Pork Chops with all the trimmings that include salad, side dishes, beverage and dessert - all for $9. Please make reservations by Wednesday by calling 295-0875.
Saturday evening will be this month's Open Mic at 7 p.m. at the Café. Last month, there was quite a group of performers entertaining an appreciative audience. It is a fun evening.
The Social Club has a Coffee Stop next week from the 13- 17. Call Terry at 747-0035 to volunteer for a shift or to provide cookies. They can never have too many cookies.
Monday evening has Karaoke following Burgers at Soup at the Café. They usually get started about 6:30 p.m. and usually have a great turnout. A good time is always had by all.
Tuesday's Senior Nutrition meal will be a Breakfast Burrito with home fries, sliced tomatoes and peaches. The meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is requested. Please make or break reservations by 6 p.m. on Monday by calling 295-3813.
There will a representative from the SW Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities at Tuesday's Town Meeting and also at Senior Nutrition. She will have information on the various services the agency provides for area seniors and disabled persons.