Summer is winding down, but it is still too darn hot. How can one get all those late summer clean-up chores done in this heat?
Polly Thomas, the face painter, returns to the Strawberry Schoolhouse on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. There is no charge for the face painting and you can meander through the schoolhouse and enjoy a picnic lunch while you are there. Bring the whole family.
A country-western steak fry, hosted by Strawberry's Elite, is Sunday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Black Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. Trouble in Paradise will provide country music and other lively favorites. The menu includes steak, beans, salad, rolls and Texas sheet cake for $12.50. Tickets are available at the door or from a Strawberry's Elite member. Come for some good food, great entertainment and fun. All proceeds directly benefit children and families in the Pine Strawberry area.
PC Users Group
The Pine/Strawberry PC Users Group will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the senior center in Pine at 6:30 p.m. Following the question and answer segment, Electronic Mail (e-mail) will be the topic for the night. A dial-up connection to Cybertrails will be created and configured for e-mail. When it is all set up, topics such as addresses, message structure, checking mail and sending attachments will be discussed. Also, folders will be created and methods of organizing messages will be shown as well as different ways of displaying message listings. Security will be emphasized.
Come and bring a friend. For first timers, the usual $1 charge will be lifted. This charge is to cover the costs for room and equipment. The PC Users Group meets the third Tuesday of each month.
The Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session is Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m., at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall in Pine. All serious and not so serious musicians with any instrument are invited to join in the fun. If you do not play an instrument, you can sing along or just enjoy the music. No pre-registration. No charge. Don't miss it. This group always gathers on the third Wednesday of each month.
The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine has two events planned during the month.
A discussion of the book, The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m., led by Kathleen Alexander-Young.
The Library Friends will have a used-book sale on the Aug. 29-30. The sale will be at the library parking lot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on great reading material for the winter ahead.
Plan for the 4-H livestock auction on Sept. 12 at the FFA/4-H barn in Pine. These kids learn while raising their market animals and depend on the support of the community.
Activities are in full swing at the Pine/Strawberry Elementary school in Pine. Two volleyball games will be played Aug. 21 against Beaver Creek. The games are in Pine at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Because the school's music programs are completely funded by donations, fund-raisers and the Tax Credit for kids program, students from all of the music programs will be out selling magazine subscriptions. The kickoff for this fund-raising effort is Aug. 29. Expect to see students at your door and do support them however you can.
Approximately 100 youngsters, representing 75-percent of the student population, participate in band and choral programs at the school.
It is so great to have some of our dead pine trees being cleared away. Isn't it amazing how many trees we have left and how beautiful they are? We owe a ton of thanks to all who are helping with this program. It is a huge project.
To provide information about an event in Pine or Strawberry, call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@ earthlink.net.