Music, Books Make Autumn Golden

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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It is hard to believe it is October and before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas. How can time possibly pass so quickly? I am way overdue on my New Year's resolutions and getting more behind by the day. Oh well -- there is always 2005.

The Antique and Craft Festival at the Pine Community Center was fun for all who attended. The committee thanks those who donated items, participated as a vendor, volunteered in any way, cooked and served, baked, or bought items at the auction. All of the above contributed financially to the Pine/ Strawberry Archeological and Historical Society to enable them to bring entertaining and educational programs to the community. Melvin VanVorst, Kris Lovetro and other board members worked endless hours to ensure the success of this event.

The Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session is Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. in the cultural hall of the Pine Community Center. This event is great fun and is one of those very special free events for everyone at the community center. Musicians are invited to join in, and everyone is invited to sit back, tap their feet, clap their hands, and enjoy the music. This is a real treat.

Remember the Quarterly Book Discussion is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct 23 at the Pine Library. Kathleen Alexander-Young does an amazing job of getting you to realize all the great things you missed in your initial reading of each book, making you want to read it again. She adds amazing insight, but also welcomes the opinions and thoughts of those in the audience. The book this month is "Ten Little Indians" by Sherman Alexie. Copies of the book are available at the library. There is still time to get it read. Stop by and pick up a copy today.

The Kiwanis club sponsors bingo every Saturday night at the Pine Community Center. This is fun and they are forever giving away money. Meet your friends and neighbors and enjoy some bingo.

Children's Story Hour at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is every Wednesday, 10 a.m. All children are invited. There is always a great story or two and every so often, there is a special guest.

Have you and your family stopped by the new Randall Park across from the community center in Pine? This is now the home of the original Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library. The library offers a self-guided tour and since it is very small, it is a short tour. There are books on display from the original library. You are always welcome to enjoy a picnic in the park.

Winter hours at the museum in Pine begin Monday, Oct. 11. The museum will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum and the adjoining tourist information center is a great stop for all those winter guests.

Please provide information for this column regarding upcoming events, activities and items of interest for residents and visitors of Pine and Strawberry. Call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@ earthlink.net.

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