Since I just bought some tomato plants and herbs, I do hope we are through with frost for the year. However, some rain would be most welcome.
Have you noticed the tremendous amount of clearing that has been done along Highway 87 between Strawberry and Pine? That sure will make a difference in case of a fire threat.
We all need to be making our own properties more defensible.
Firemen have to make choices when it comes to protecting homes. A yard with lots of overgrown brush and low tree branches will be passed by in favor of one that is more easily saved. We all need to get out and get to work. It is already so very dry and it is early in the season.
Clifford, the big red dog, will have a Spring Fling at the library on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Children ages 2 through 10 are invited for fun, games, door prizes and treats. Because Sandra needs an idea of number of children to prepare for, stop by the library or call (928) 476-3678, and let her know your child will be there.
The Senior Center is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social in the Senior Dining room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, following the Fiddlers Jam session. There will be ice cream and all your favorite toppings, as well as cakes, cookies and brownies. Come and meet new friends and visit with your neighbors. There is no cost, but there will be a donation jar.
There are lots of children and teen activities planned for the next few months at the Pine Library. The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library Youth Theater needs actors and actresses, teens and adults, for the one-act children's play, "How Reading Came Back to Nowhere." This fun play will be performed in July. Help is also needed for a pirate puppet show. Call Sandy Carver at (928) 476-3678, for information or to sign up.
A teen trivia contest will be held every week in June at the Pine Library. The prizes include Diamondback tickets. Beginning May 15, come to the library for important contest guidelines.
And here's a note to all teen artists. Bring your artwork to the Pine Library for the Teen Art Exhibit. The artwork will be on display during June. Anime, graphic, watercolors, oils, sketches and sculpture are welcome. Share your work with other artists and visitors to the library.
There will be fun children's movies every Thursday in June and July at 11 a.m. Stop by the library for titles and more information.
The kickoff for the Pine Library summer reading program for children ages 5 to 12 is Tuesday, July 10. The theme is "Get a Clue about Pirates." This promises to be the biggest and best summer reading program yet. Stop by the library to get all the details.
AA meets each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. in the Senior Center dining room.
There is a big sign on the board at the Senior Center in the Pine Community Center which reads, "Volunteers Needed." That about says it all.
Provide information for this column regarding upcoming events, activities and items of interest for residents and visitors of Pine and Strawberry. Call or fax 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@ earthlink.net.