First they were on. Then they were called off due to fire. Then they were called back on due to rain.
As of press time, Pine-Strawberry's twin Labor Day weekend events the Arts and Crafts Guild's annual Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival and the Rim Country Kiwanis' annual pancake breakfast were still a go.
And if you can find one, you can find the other. Both events will take place Saturday and Sunday in the Pine Community Center.
The festival will feature a wide variety of art and craft items from as many as 85 local, regional and national artists, including many one-of-a-kind handmade treasures and special gifts. The event is free to the public and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
If you show up hungry, the Senior Center will have Navajo tacos and beverages for sale, and there will be other food and beverage vendors in attendance.
And, of course, the Kiwanis Club will be flipping $4 all-you-can-eat flapjacks from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Children younger than 10 years old can eat for $2. The meal includes sausage, coffee and juice.
The Pine-Strawberry Community Center is at the center of Pine on the west side of Highway 87.
The Pine Museum, Senior Center and Thrift Store, ramada, cultural hall and the Kiwanis building are all at the community center.
For more information on the Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival, call Pat Brewer at 474-9710.
For more information of the Kiwanis' breakfast, call Pam Mason at 476-2227.
Next Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m., local constable Eddie Armer will perform a free concert of western music and cowboy poetry on the grounds of the Strawberry Schoolhouse, aka the Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona. Located 1.75 miles west of Highway 87 on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry. Bring chairs and blankets and a thirst for fine entertainment.