Springtime And Taxes Don't Mix

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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Income Tax Day once again. I have to admit I filed an extension. Now I can put it off for a few more months.

It is hard to sit inside and struggle over taxes when it is so beautiful outside and there is gardening that needs doing.

The OneBookAZ book discussion is at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Pine library. KAET public television had a most interesting interview with Brad Dimock, author of "Sunk Without a Sound," and Lisa Michaels, author of "Grand Ambition" -- the two books to be reviewed. Don't miss this discussion, led by Carol Scott.

Becky Waer informs me that they would love some new volunteers. All training will be provided, but computer savvy is a plus. Stop by the library for more information about this wonderful opportunity to volunteer where you can meet lots of people and be surrounded by books. National Volunteer Week is April 17-23. If you volunteer at the library, they are especially nice to you during this week. Becky cooks breakfast for you and I hear it is very good.

Story Hour at the library will continue with the color theme. The book for Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m. is "Green Eyes" by A. Birnbaum. Grace Schoerner will read the story and help the children work on their color book projects. Blue and indigo are this week's colors.

The next Fiddlers Jam Session is 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. This is lots of fun. There is no charge.

Tony Gianndrea is the new owner of the Sidewinder in Pine. They are having a Spring Fever Poker Run on Sunday, April 24, to benefit the Modified Motorcycle Association and their plans for a park. Check in from 10 a.m. till noon. Last card must be in by 3 p.m. There will be fun and games including bike races, a weenie bite, slow drag, food, cold beer and more. Silver Star band will provide the entertainment. Entry fees are $15 for singles and $20 for couples.

Stop by Sidewinders for more information or call (928) 476-6434.

The Pine Library Friends will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, April 25, in the library. Edith Baker and Jay Martell will speak about their recent trip to Eastern Europe where they explored many beautiful old cities. They also were able to tour the former concentration camp in Birkenau/ Auschwitz. This should be a most interesting and informative program. Everyone is invited.

The first issue of Pride and Joy, the newsletter for Take Pride Project of Pine and Strawberry, is now in print. Pick up your copy at local restaurants and businesses. In it, they announce a party and fund-raising event called Chair-ish, to be held on July 23. Watch for more details. If you have an interesting old chair to donate, call Louise Anslow at (928) 476-2720 or Barbara Howe at (928) 476-3656.

Please provide information for this column regarding future 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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