Senior Lunches A Great Opportunity To Socialize

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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The Senior Dining Room is trying to entice more residents to come enjoy its wonderful lunches and socialize with friends and neighbors. Full and complete hot meals are served Monday through Friday and they are delicious. There is always a salad bar. New additions and menu items are being added all the time and suggestions are welcome.

Everyone is invited to come for lunch, but you do need to get your reservation in the day before. This is a fun social gathering for all ages. Also, card games and other activities are planned for each afternoon after lunch.

The menu for the week of July 16 through 20 is: Monday -- Hamburger Steak, potato and vegetable; Tuesday -- Mexican stuffed chicken, potato and vegetable; Wednesday -- Chicken fried steak with gravy, potato and vegetable; Thursday -- Pork loin, potato and vegetable; Friday -- Fish, potato or rice and vegetable.

A salad bar is available every day for $3. The full meal, including the salad bar, is $5. A beverage is included with both.

Come and give it a try. It is good food and great company. Call the dining room the day before to reserve your spot at (928) 476-2151. Try it. You'll like it.

There is a board meeting for the Senior Program at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 16.

Everyone is welcome and suggestions are appreciated.

The group is trying to make the program more inviting to all. It is not for low income or for the elderly. It is for everyone. Remember, also, that Meals on Wheels is available through this program.

The Fiddlers Jam Session is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. Have lunch at the Senior Dining Room and then head over for some great music. These talented musicians are there to entertain you with foot-stomping, hand-clapping music.

The Cultural Hall is air-conditioned. This event is free and open to everyone.

Movie Madness at the Pine Library on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. will feature "Happily Never After." The movie for Thursday, July 26, is "Savannah Smiles." Refreshments will be provided, but the children should bring a pillow to be comfortable on the floor. All children, residents and visiting friends and relatives are invited to enjoy these movies.

The second session of the Summer Reading Program will be Tuesday, July 17, in the activity building at the rear of the Pine Community Center.

Even if you missed the first session, these programs are independent.

Gila County Sheriff's officer, Daryl Stubbs, and his hard working, clue-finding police dog will be there to show how they gather clues and solve crimes. The kids will seek clues to determine if Maxie, the missing library gerbil, is guilty or innocent of the crime. Lots of fun for children ages 5 through 12. Call the library for more information and to sign up, (928) 476-3678.

SOS, Sense of Survival is a special program being offered at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Pine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. T

here will be classes on CPR, first aid, home safety, crime prevention, nutritional survival and evacuation preparation.

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. The secret is -- be prepared.

A free lunch and free babysitting will be provided. For more information, call Edie Miller at (928) 476-4871 or Nelda Larson at (928) 476-4781.

I will be out of town for the next couple of weeks. E-mail me with information about upcoming activities and events at the e-mail address listed below.

Also, please get the information to me ahead of time, as I will be at a conference with a busy schedule. Be sure to include the what, when, where, why and by whom.

Also, include cost and registration information and a contact phone number. I will not have access to my phone and fax. E-mail is the only way. Thank you.

-- 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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