Pine Library Offers Fun Reading Events For Rim Country Children



Those who missed the Senior Thrift Shop Spring Fashion Show missed a great event. I was unable to attend due to a conflict with an event in the Valley, but I hear it was great fun and the models had the most fun of all.

The little girls especially had a great time. There was a misprint in this column last week saying that a homemade snack and a drink were $10, when they were actually a real deal for only $1.

The thrift store has a wonderful selection of wedding dresses and it is the season for weddings. If you are in the market, check them out.

There is a new Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Pine. The meeting is at 6 p.m., Sunday in the senior dining room of the Pine Community Center. There is no smoking and the format is open discussion.

The Children's Story Hour at the Pine Library for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, is, "Arthur of Warton," written by story-time leader, Grace Schoerner. The children will create their very own game boards for the game that goes with this book. The children will not want to miss this one.

It is time to sign up for a very exciting children's Summer Reading Program at the Pine Library. Arizona is one of 28 states participating in the 2005 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Some wonderful and exciting events are planned in conjunction with this program, including some very interesting and talented local artists with unusual skills. Sign your children up during the month of May. The program runs through the month of June. The Summer Reading Program is open to all children living or visiting in the Pine-Strawberry Area.

Remember, Kiwanis Bingo is every Saturday night at 6 p.m. in the Kiwanis Hall at the Pine Community Center. This is a nonsmoking environment and everyone is invited to join the fun. You could win some money.

The PC User's Group will meet at 6:30, Tuesday, May 17 in the Senior Dining Room at the Pine Community Center for a look at the program, Family Tree Maker, presented by Ray Baxter. Everyone is invited.

The Old Time Fiddler's Jam Session is at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. All are invited to this foot-stomping, hand clapping event. There is no charge. Bring an instrument and join in or just sit and enjoy.

The weather these days is glorious. It is perfect deck-sitting weather. It is unfortunate that there are so darn many weeds that need pulling. Otherwise, we might have time to get out and just play or putz in the yard. The irises are beautiful this year.

The Pine Medical Clinic Board is looking for candidates to run for a three-year term on the board of directors. Individuals must have an interest in working to maintain the clinic, and in keeping medical services available in the Pine-Strawberry area. Candidates should live in or near the community and be willing to attend monthly meetings on Monday evenings. Once on the board, additional responsibilities may be assigned in meetings. If you are interested, please call Linda Coglan, board president, at 970-1086. Interested candidates are also invited to attend the next board meeting, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 16. Meetings are held in the back room of the clinic.

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@

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