This Saturday, stories of adventure, excitement and humor will unfold in the Pine Community Center during the town's 2nd Annual Telebration a celebration of storytelling.
The first show, which will be-gin at 2 p.m. in the community center cultural hall off High-way 87, is for children. Tickets for people 5 years old and older are $3. Children younger than 5 can watch the show for free. An evening performance will be held at 7 p.m. for adults. Tickets for the evening show are $5.
Storyteller and local resident Don Doyle will be the featured performer, but he'll be in good company. Storytellers Dorothy Daniels Anderson, Doug Bland, Todd Hallawell, Liz Warren, Payson High School student Rebecca Ross of Pine and Pine-Strawberry School eighth-grader Tyler Williams also will spin their favorite yarns.
Christmas decorating contest
Some folks are already as busy as Christmas elves decorating their businesses in preparation for Pine-Strawberry's annual Business Christmas Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Business owners and employees are encouraged to decorate early to create that small-town holiday charm that the community is famous for.
Schoolhouse book signing
A weekend open house will be held at the Strawberry Schoolhouse to promote the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society's new book "Under One Roof A Traveler's Guide to America's One-Room Schoolhouse museums."
Contributors to the book will be on hand to autograph copies.
The schoolhouse, which is on Fossil Creek Road near Wagon Wheel Drive in Strawberry, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 through Nov. 26.
Shopping close to home
Looking for a gift? Shop local and shop often is the motto here. Lots of local businesses are stocked with holiday goodies, and some even gift wrap.
The Pine-Strawberry Arts 'n' Crafts Guild has homespun gifts for sale in its craft room at the community center.
A special Christmas Boutique will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 at 8254 Glen Straun in Strawberry. Refreshments will be served to fortify frantic shoppers.
Turn left on Fossil Creek and left again on Fuller. Cross the creek and then turn left on Glen Straun. The boutique will be on you guessed it the left.