Blacksmith returns to Strawberry School


by Myndi Brogdon

Blacksmith David Johnson from "Gryzzworks" will demonstrate his craftsmanship at the oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona this weekend. The schoolhouse, which is in Strawberry, 1 3/4 miles from Highway 87 on Fossil Creek Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Johnson will be working at his trade in the schoolhouse yard on both days.

Old-fashioned jam

Old-time music has found its way back to the Pine Community Center. Local fiddlers and guitar players invite you to enjoy an afternoon of old-time music at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 in the cultural hall at the community center. Local musicians will gather together to take requests and have some fun. Bring your singing voice and an instrument to join in.

Veggie Town Values

Looking for something for the children to do?

Children in preschool though elementary school are invited to attend a weeklong vacation Bible school at the church on Randall Place.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Monday June 26. They will end Friday, June 30. The theme for this year's Bible school is Veggie Town Values, based on the veggie town videos. All children are welcome.

Summer reading program

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is sponsoring a summer reading program for all school-age children, kindergarten through eighth grade. This year's theme is "Read from Sea to Shining Sea." Children can sign up now. The do-it-yourself program will be held from July 1 through July 29.

During the first week, program participants will pick up a packet and instructions from the library. The children read and work at home turning in coupons for prizes and awards as they complete their packets. Each week, the children will be presented with new challenges. The program will end with the traditional celebration picnic and puppet show from 10 a.m. to noon on July 29.

The Pine Library is on Randall Place, just west of Highway 87. The library also has a preschool storytime each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a family storytime each Saturday at 10 a.m.

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