'Cat In The Hat' To Visit Pine Library Saturday

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News Alert: "The Cat in the Hat" will be visiting the Pine Library at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 3.

This event is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss.

Besides the Cat himself, who will certainly read a great Dr. Seuss story or two, there will be games, activities and refreshments. Bring the kids, grandkids and visiting children to the library for lots of fun.

Do stop by and help the Strawberry Patchers with their huge quilting project. They will be in the Pine Library Activity room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 7, 8 and 9. These child-sized quilts go to the officers of the Department of Public Safety to be given to children in trauma situations.

The beautiful quilts are very comforting to the children. There are jobs for everyone during this quiltathon.

Men and women will find that it is fun, productive and rewarding. Also, they will visit with and meet residents of Pine and Strawberry that they did not know before, and, of course, see old friends and neighbors.

The more hands working, the more quilts that can be completed.

Take Pride Project of Pine and Strawberry is seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Write a paragraph or two about a person who is continually contributing and making a difference in our community. Mail your submission to Take Pride, P.O. Box 1204, Pine, AZ or e-mail to pinetr32@hotmail.com. Deadline for entries is March 21.

Auditions for two one-act plays will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at the library. All teens, ages 12 through 17, are invited to this audition. The Pre-Teen Drama Group, ages 10 through 13, will meet at noon on Saturdays, March 9, 16 and 23.

Preschool Story Time for children ages 2 through 5 is held each Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.

The Pine Strawberry School spring break is Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 23.

Movie Madness at the Pine Library during spring break will feature two new-release children's movies. The movies will be shown at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, March 15 and March 22.

For complete information about activities for children and teens at the Pine Library, go to the new, wonderful Web site -- http://pinelibrary.inpayson.com.

There are daily activities for adults at the Senior Center at the Pine Community Center. Stop by and get the complete schedule of activities and also see the lunch menu. Lunches are served Monday through Friday and the word on the street is that they are excellent. Join this group for $5 per year and you can eat lunch for $3.50. Then stay for the games.

The emergency blood drive held in Pine this past week provided badly needed blood. Thanks to all of those that came forward to donate. Thanks also to the First Baptist Church, Pine Deli, Pine Village Bakery, Uncle Toms, Safeway, Dale Oestman, Diane Mitchell and Katie Calderon. Thanks also to the many volunteers who helped. Special thanks to Sheri Earp for coordinating these blood drives. It is a lot of work.

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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