Plenty To Do In Pine-Strawberry This Weekend

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Fall is beautiful and busy in Pine and Strawberry. What a wonderful place to live. There is always plenty to do both on the weekends and during the week.

Children are invited, along with their parents, to the first Children's Storytime at Looking Glass Books and Gifts at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. The group will read wonderful seasonal stories and each child will leave with a goodie bag.

Children's Storytime is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month for a morning of reading fun.

Looking Glass Books is located on the north end of Pine at 4140 North Highway 87. For more information, call (928) 476-4771. Looking Glass Books is new in Pine. The owners are a diverse and interesting group of gals. Stop by and welcome them.

Oktoberfest

Strawberry's Elite Oktoberfest is from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Black Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. Dinner includes Charlie's famous bratwurst with Jim's special marinade, sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple crisp. Trouble in Paradise will provide the entertainment. All proceeds are used to help children and families in the Pine-Strawberry area. Join us for an afternoon of fun. Tickets are $10 and are available through Elite members or at the door. No reservations are required.

Library Friends

Don't miss the talk by Dr. Charles Meister on the origin and meaning of names at the Library Friends meeting at 1 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Pine library. Every one is welcome and reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at (928) 476-3678.

Fall Festival

All are invited to the Fall Festival at the Pine/Strawberry School gym from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 30. There will be games, costume events, food and fun. Bring the whole family. This is a fund-raiser for the eighth-grade.

Holiday Open House

The Fourth Annual Holiday Open House in Pine will be Nov. 1. The shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be decked out with festive decorations and well stocked with wonderful gifts and ideas for your holiday decorating. Special open house discounts and customer appreciation gifts will be available at all locations. The shops to visit are Annabelle's Antiques (formerly the Brass Ring), Moose Mountain Gifts and Pine Country Accents, Tymless Antiques and Treasures, The Bondurant House -- Country Pleasures, Pine Artisans, Cyd's Fine Art and the Gingerbread House. Donations to the Pine/ Strawberry food bank will be welcomed at all participating shops.

Library Reading Group

The Library Reading Group will discuss "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achese at 1 p.m., Nov. 8 at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine. The book is available at the library. Kathleen Alexander-Young will lead the discussion.

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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