Pine-Strawberry Brimming With Fun This Weekend



You cannot run out of things to do in Pine and Strawberry this weekend. The activities are endless and there is something for everyone. Come join the fun.

Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, the Strawberry Patchers will hold their ever-famous quilt show in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Lots to see and learn. Adult visitors will be asked to donate $1 to help with the cost of their quilt program for DPS, the fire department and other groups serving children in crisis. This great group does a lot of good for the communities of Pine and Strawberry. Stop by, show your support and admire their wonderful work.

The "Lacey Ladies" -- Lori and Tammy Smith -- will be at the Pine-Strawberry Museum on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7 demonstrating the "Old World" art of lace making. The museum, in the Pine Community Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Kiwanis Rummage Sale will be from 7 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Pine Community Center. Items will be displayed outside under the ramada, and also inside the Kiwanis building. Get there early for the best selection and great buys while supporting a great organization that provides great services for our communities.

The Strawberry Schoolhouse invites you to a gathering of Living Historians on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The "Spencer and Jackson Traveling Troupe" returns with costumes and accessories, cameras, printing presses from the late 1800s, games and stories for children, penny rug making demonstrations and DeFeux's "House of Sin" gaming house. Performances are Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no charge for the shows but donations are always appreciated. Shuttle service will be provided on Saturday from the Strawberry Festival.

This is the famous Strawberry Festival Weekend in Strawberry. There will be 80 plus booths with hand made items and great food providing the chance to browse, eat, meet neighbors, meet new friends, have fun and enjoy the festivities. There will be a visitors welcome booth at the entrance of Pine.

Pine and Strawberry maps showing shops, restaurants, galleries and everything else will be available, as well as shuttle bus route maps, a schedule of events and other valuable information.

Shuttle busses will pick up and drop off passengers beside the museum at the Community Center in Pine. These busses will run continuously during the hours of the festival, dropping passengers off and picking them up right at the festival site. Visitors are encouraged to park in Pine and take the shuttle as parking is a little tricky in tiny Strawberry. Sunday is the most famous Strawberry Jam Music Fest. Featured musicians appearing are: John Carpino, 10 a.m.; Trouble in Paradise, 11:30 a.m.; Endorphin, 1 p.m.; and The Silver Star Band, 2:30 p.m. Between these great performances will be lots of jamming with locals and visitors alike. And everyone is encouraged to stay after the last highlighter to play and jam and listen some more. Bring an instrument, a chair or blanket, a hat and sunscreen and the whole family. Loads of craft and food booths will be available on Sunday also. There is no charge and everything is outside.

Come to Pine and Strawberry for a full weekend of fun and festivities.

The forest may or may not be closed but there is enough going on that you will not even notice. The days are beautiful but the nights are downright cool and wonderful.

Moving on into the week, the first of the POW Escape Films will be shown on a big screen on Monday, June 9 in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. "The Password is Courage" shows at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations will be welcomed. These films will be shown on the first four Monday evenings in June.

And get the kids to the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library every Wednesday, 10 a.m., for the "Light, Camera, Read" summer reading program. Call the library, 476-3678 for more information.

Take Pride in Pine and Strawberry is having a silent auction fund-raiser on July 26. Auction items are needed. This a non-profit organization so your donations are tax deductible. Please call Cyd at 476 2429 for details. Put this date on your calendar for a great fun night to help a great organization.

Remember to conserve water and be so very careful with cigarettes and any flame. Thanks from all of us up here in the woods.

For more information or to provide details about an event or activity in Pine or Strawberry, call or fax me at 476-2239 or e-mail

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