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Events

  • Memorial Day Weekend Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on May 24 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


  • Independence Day Celebration (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Jul 04 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association picnic area


  • Rio Nido Homeowners Association Annual Golf Tournament (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 01 2015 - at Northwood Golf Course, Monte Rio


  • Art Festival/Rio Nido Pancake Breakfast (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 02 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


  • Labor Day Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Sep 06 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


The Rio Nido Sign is Here–Join Us on Sat at 1pm

  

HUGE thanks to all of our generous donators for helping us get across the goal line! We could never have done it without the three grants provided by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors through the Advertising Program.

A special thanks to all our donors!

Another round of thanks to the folks who stored the sign for us all these years… Larry and Elena most recently (for a year or more, whilst we sorted out funding, grant applications, and various committee processes). And even more unbelievably, for more than twenty years Vicki and Jim Cronander stored the sign in their little wooden shed, waiting for the right opportunity to have it return to use in our community.

The sign is installed and we’re having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 18th at 1pm at the site where the new sign will be installed (along River Road, between Canyon 7 and Rio Nido Roads). Join if you can!

You can donate to the FRN general fund by clicking on the “donate” button below or sending a check to FRN at PO Box 184 in Rio Nido.

(Video by John Uniack and photos by Elena Chronis and M Henon)

2015 RNHOA Social Events

  • Sunday, May 24: Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, July 4: Independence Day Celebration Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, August 1: Golf Tournament
  • Sunday, August 2: Pancake Breakfast/Rio Nido Art Festival Breakfast: 9am – 12 noon Art Festival: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday, August 29: General Meeting Time: 10am
  • Sunday, September 6: Labor Day Chicken BBQ Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm

Fourth of July Barbecue, 2010

The Rio Nido Homeowners Association was established almost 50 years ago to build and maintain the Homeowners’ “volunteer” park and serve this community through sponsoring community events, supporting parks, seniors, improvements, toward the goal of a safe, secure and friendly Rio Nido.  PeeWee Golf is a highlight of our park and a favorite of children of all ages. The Association also provided $6,000 to fund the equipment for the Rio Nido community playground.

The quarterly newsletter, the Reporter, has always been a key Association effort.  The newsletter keeps members updated on Association activities, local events, local news and feature articles of interest to our members. Membership is $15/year.

RNHOA Membership Form

 

1st Friday, Flying Peeps, Easter Brunch

www.rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

    FRI 3 APR 6:00 pmWillie Perez kicks off our new “First Friday” with his folk, blues and pop! Come eat dinner to his soothing sounds and even dance a little if you wish. Asking $3 donation.ea0b02ad-6021-4bec-9579-b497306f4337
    SAT 4 APR 6:00 pm ~ Find the fun Fargo Brothers on our indoor “stage” with rock, blues, rock & roll, and their originals. There’s no Fargo in the band and the guys aren’t brothers, though they act it sometimes!
    SUN 5 APR 9:00 am ~ Easter Day at the RNR is always remembered for its wonderful Brunch, the Annual Peep Fling Competition, and the Diorama contest. OH, and the hilarious Easter Egg Hunt and other kid contests! Come on out for a really great family fun day!f3e85901-e113-48af-873b-1deb00dfdaf3
Have you noticed how beautiful the lawn looks right now? It’s still green from that last bit of rain we had–but it won’t look like that for long. In the interest of conserving water, we will do our part and not pour that precious liquid onto the lawn. We will save 1000’s of gallons, really. We’d rather have it in the pool than on the lawn. Bear with us and/or pray for rain!
Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. You’ll notice lots more spaces back there. It all belongs to the RNR. Share it, take care of it. Thanks!

Always Bands and Dancing at the Roadhouse!

14540 Canyon 2 Road ~ (707)869-0821  www.rionidoroadhouse.com

d337189c-8801-4ce8-9996-0b7c9cc79373   The Organgrinders, a band new to the Rio Nido Roadhouse, plays at the wedding on Saturday. Come dance and have fun!

1st Fridays is a new event at the RNR. We’ll have a small group or solo musician doing acoustic sets on the first Friday of each month–jazz, blues, pop, folk. We ask a $3 donation for the musicians. It’ll be a cool addition to our Friday evenings!5a9225d8-9352-43b0-bee4-d8d300c9f5ec  

Easter Weekend check out the Peep Flingin’ and Diorama Contest on RNR’s Facebook page of events

 Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Notice how beautifully the various parking areas have been graded and rolled! Space is a premium, so please park accordingly. Thank you, ALL, for your continuing support!

Celebrate with the THUGZ this Weekend & St. Patrick’s Day

www.rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

     All this week is Restaurant Week. We are offering some mighty nice meals at lunch and dinner during the event. The kitchen would love to feed you!
8490756e-16fc-4690-a900-0a50cb1b9577    Then we have The THUGZ on the 14th, to be followed by Mike & Sylvia (of the THUGZ) on the 17th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Brad will have the kitchen going with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, etc. to celebrate.9e28b50f-4d87-4ea4-bb61-72a6fcbb5c62
     Captain Paisley is next on the 21st, with the great music you love from Woodstock and the Fillmore.
     Next up is D’Giin on Sunday, March 22. What a fabulous weekend with two original bands!
And look at the Sneak Preview information about our Annual Peeps Fling and Diorama contests on April 5. Start thinking about your designs!
 Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk keep you away.

Bands, St. Paddy’s, Dancing!

www.rionidoroadhouse.com  14540 Canyon 2 Road, Rio Nido  (707)869-0821

ddd03284-88ca-4a5c-9a23-886885b4b242    You wanna party? You can’t do better than with The PULSATORS! Best party band around! This Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
    Next up are The THUGZ on the 14th, to be followed by Mike & Sylvia (of the THUGZ) on the 17th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Brad will have the kitchen going with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, etc. to celebrate.
     8490756e-16fc-4690-a900-0a50cb1b9577Captain Paisley is next on the 21st, with the great music you love from Woodstock and the Fillmore.
Don’t forget–p9e28b50f-4d87-4ea4-bb61-72a6fcbb5c62arking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk keep you away.

RNR hosts Weekend at Bernie’s

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     That’s what Adam Bernie calls himself… Weekend at Bernie’s. He’s the high-energy keyboardist you see in Levi Lloyd’s 501 Band. Come dine and dance with Adam this Saturday night, 6-10 p.m.45ed3f3b-a958-4058-9100-40d152efcf1a
     The following Saturday, The Honeydippers will return to the RNR with their core R&B sound plus blues, zydeco, reggae and some classic rock and country. Very eclectic!
Remember–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a few extra steps keep you away!

Warm Hearts and Hot Feet at the Roadhouse

rionidoroadhouse.com  14540 Canyon 2 Road Rio Nido 707-869-08217544fc4d-c8ad-444a-afed-2795b8882396

The Wrecking Bells will get you going on Saturday, February 7 with their country, rock, and blues. Lots of energy with this band!

1bbd3277-bd6c-43aa-8c44-e2f1b962d9d6Valentine’s Day weekend is a triple-header with a romantic, Prix-Fixe Dinner and music on Friday night (Reservations 707-869-0821); a steak dinner special, plus Levi Lloyd & the 501 Band on Saturday; and then: D’GIIN’s annual Mardi Gras Party on Sunday, the 15th.

Park around the side or in back and walk through the pool area to avoid the puddles!0a92b3e0-8820-477c-bb0b-4b10cc476fc8 589fa8f8-92a1-45c4-b3bf-6099278aded0

Double-header this weekend at the Rio Nido Roadhouse

Come watch the Fargo Brothers Saturday night and the Super Bowl on Sunday at the Rio Nido Roadhouse.

Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk slow you down. Tell your friends!

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Tracking Fundraising for the Historic Rio Nido Sign–Any donation counts!

(modified photo - RN sign in its future home)

(modified photo – RN sign in its future home)

The community of Rio Nido and FRN have a fundraising task in front of us to close the gap between the generous grants we received from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, and our total sign costs. Some excellent progress has been made on fundraising, and some updates on the not-yet-quoted costs that were anticipated to be $2,000 or more…As of December 21st, we had received $655 in donations, and needed more than $4,200 in donations.  Since that time:

  • The official estimate for the lane closure has come in at an affordable $400, thanks to the generosity of the owner of Von Renner, Jeff.  (We had been warned by others to  anticipate possibly more than $2k for these costs!)  A huge thanks to Von Renner!
  • The estimates we have for the re-installation of the sign (on a pole, in concrete, big trucks and augers involved) put us at $4,275.47 over our remaining grant funds.
  • Additionally, there are two more estimates pending (one for lane closure, the other from the refurbisher for storage fees given the extensive time it took us to obtain the County permit) which could total another couple of thousand dollars.

We have received a strong showing of support already in donations for the sign. Given the latest details on our total costs, we have already achieved 24% of our fundraising goal! HUGE thanks to our generous donors.

We need some additional assistance to fund the final phases of this project — even just $10 or $20 each counts towards the goal.  Here’s an updated chart with more details on what is included (since this project involves quite a lot more than many not on the Sign Committee would expect):

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A REMINDER ON THE GOODIES, If you donate…

  • $50 or more, you’ll get an FRN patch,
  • $100 or more, you’ll get a women’s or men’s FRN t-shirt,
  • $250 or more, you get both, and we will thank you publicly at the dedication ceremony and in associated announcements!

Feel free to email us with questions, or you can donate by clicking on the “donate” button below, going to our RN sign website, or sending a check to FRN at PO Box 184 in Rio Nido.

FRN is a 501c3 so your donation is tax deductible.
Please help us track your donation properly by mentioning “Rio Nido Sign” either on your check, or on paypal, in the link for “Special instructions to the seller“.
Finally, another shout out to our sign refurbisher, Dick, from Econoline Signs, who made a generous donation by way of reducing the prices for his professional services (i.e. an in-kind donation).
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