By Mary Heyl

Spring is officially here, and the historic village of Randolph has so much to offer visitors who are looking for a fun way to spend the weekend! Brand new events hosted by the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the new season in Randolph, where fun for every member of the family is just a short drive away.

On Friday, April 28 the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation is hosting a Ladies Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Businesses on Randolph’s historic Main Street will be open and hosting shopping, delicious food, and a variety of activities throughout the evening. The event takes place at Randolph Retail Company at 127 Main Street, Yarn for Ewe at 129 Main Street and the R Cardinal Café at 133 Main Street, which are adjoining buildings that you can walk through without ever going outside.

Enjoy a fashion show and great deals at Randolph Retail Company, home of beautiful ladies’ clothing and gifts. Also at Randolph Retail Company, Vicki Reding, owner of Creating Keepsakes, will be hosting a one-hour painting workshop that beginner and experienced painters alike will enjoy. Senn-Sations Salon and Day Spa will also be set up at Randolph Retail Company and will be offering luxurious foot scrubs and paraffin dips throughout the evening.

Next door at Yarn for Ewe, visitors can enjoy a one-hour learn to knit class or make-and- take knitted chick workshop. At the R Cardinal Café, next door to Yarn for Ewe, owners Brenda and Tonya Kilby will have a delicious spread of salads, sandwiches, and homemade baked goods for visitors. Also at the R Cardinal Café, there will be a wine/cheese tasting hosted by Countryside Wine and Spirits of Randolph.

This fun evening concludes with a game of Randolph-themed Bingo (RINGO!) at Yarn for Ewe, where participants will have the chance to win a variety of gift certificates and prizes donated by several different Randolph businesses and restaurants. Tickets for Ladies Night Out are just $25 and include the fashion show, a salon service of your choice, painting/knitting workshop, wine/cheese tasting, and your meal at the R Cardinal Café! Pre-payment and pre-registration is required; please contact Yarn for Ewe at (716)267-2070 or email racdc@randolphny.net to sign up.

On Sunday, May 7, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation is hosting My Doll and Me: an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social for girls and their dolls at the Grace Episcopal Church located at 21 Washington Street in Randolph. Girls ages 5 and up are invited to bring their doll in her prettiest dress for a lovely afternoon of old- fashioned fun! Grandmas, moms, aunts, and friends are invited to share the afternoon with their favorite girl(s) and her doll. Enjoy old-fashioned games and crafts, ice cream sundaes, prizes, the doll boutique and so much more. There will be door prizes for doll accessories, books, and more, plus a raffle for an American Girl doll!

Because of the large space in the Grace Episcopal Church’s newly completed fellowship hall, there will be one large seating from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 7. Tickets are $5 each. Seating is limited and fills up fast!

Contact RACDC director, Mary Heyl, by calling or leaving a message at (716)358-9701 ext. 208 or email racdc@randolphny.net.

To learn more about the village of Randolph, including upcoming events, find Enjoy Randolph on Facebook or visit www.EnjoyRandolph.org. vendor registration forms.