Pine And Strawberry Activities Abound

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Fall is in the air and it is a great weekend to celebrate this wonderful new season. The leaves are beginning to turn and fall and the early morning is cool, brisk and long-sleeve weather. This weekend in Pine and Strawberry is full of activities celebrating fall.

The Rim Country Antiques and Crafts Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at the Pine Community Center and the Pine/Strawberry School. The event is sponsored by the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society.

Saturday, the antique and collectible show and sale is in the school gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts and Craft show and sale is in the school athletic field, also from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Appraisal Clinic, featuring Harry Rinker, the "Collector Inspector" from HGTV is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cultural Hall. You can buy tickets for $10 at the door to have a favorite item appraised by Rinker. Also in the Cultural Hall will be the Silent Auction featuring antiques, collectibles, new and used merchandise and wonderful gift certificates. Along with the silent auction, there will be many "Buy it Now" items.

As if that is not enough activity, the Rim Country Classic Car Club will have a show on the Community Center grounds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Historical Society's famous pit barbecue will be served in the cultural hall from noon to 2 p.m. Besides the barbecued beef, the meal includes potato salad, ranch house beans, roll and drink for $6. Quite a deal, and it is delicious.

Outside, under the ramada, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce will be serving fall desserts and apple cider from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also outside, Polly Thomas will be doing free face painting for the children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Strawberry Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as will the Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild Store.

Music under the ramada will feature DJ Craig Miller from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Trouble In Paradise will play from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, the Antique and Collectible Show will be open in the school gym and the Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will again be in the school athletic field. Both events run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Appraisal Clinic will be in the Cultural Hall along with the Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pine-Strawberry Firefighters Association food booth will be in the Cultural Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving hot sandwiches and drinks. Face painting will again be done from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the museum will be open during those hours. The Pine-Strawberry Craft store will be open until 4 p.m.

Fossil Creek Day is in Strawberry Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be pumpkin carving, live country music featuring Cord Price, children's games, craft vendors, llamas and goats, hiking packets and door prizes.

Food will include barbecue from the Black Bear Restaurant and hot dogs and hamburgers at the Strawberry Market.

Visit the Fossil Creek Trading Company and Fossil Creek Coffee Company located within the market. Profits from food sales will be donated to Strawberry's Elite -- a local nonprofit organization that helps local children and families in need. Everyone is invited for a day of fun just south of the Strawberry Market.

Pine Artisans Gallery is having a Featured Artist Show Saturday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The evening begins with appetizers and socialization and the artists will each present a short explanation and demonstration of their work beginning at 7:30 p.m. Among the artists are Dale Schicketanz, who does silver image photography, and Alter Ego jewelry. Everyone is invited to the gallery, which is located on the north end of Pine on Highway 87. For more information, call (928) 476-3700.

The Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session is Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. Musicians are invited to join in the fun. Everyone is invited to come listen and enjoy a great time. There is no charge.

To provide information about an event in Pine or Strawberry, call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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