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.
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
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.
FRI 3 APR 6:00 pm ~ Willie 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. 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! 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!
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!
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!
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! 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. 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.
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. Captain Paisley is next on the 21st, with the great music you love from Woodstock and the Fillmore.
Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk keep you away.
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. 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!
rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road Rio Nido 707-869-0821
The Wrecking Bells will get you going on Saturday, February 7 with their country, rock, and blues. Lots of energy with this band!
Valentine’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!
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):