Old-Time Fiddlers Playing At Pine Community Center

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Come enjoy some great music in air-conditioned comfort. The Old-Time Fiddlers will be playing in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Everyone is invited to participate or just sit back and listen, clap and stomp feet. There is no charge.

Home-school parents: Please stop by the Pine Library and fill out the questionnaire concerning the kinds of programs you might like the library to offer you and your children. Sandy Carver is looking for ways to offer enriching programs to this very important segment of our community.

The menu at the Pine Community Center for Sept. 17 through 21 is as follows: Monday -- Baked crispy chicken, vegetable and almond couscous. Tuesday -- Chef's choice. Wednesday -- Ranchero steak with potatoes, corn on the cob and corn bread. Thursday -- Chicken with Italian spices, honey and lime, mushroom empanadas and beans. Friday -- Seafood, rice and vegetables with cheese biscuits. The full meal with salad bar is $5. Salad bar only is $3. Please call the day before with your reservation, (928) 476-2151.

There will be a presentation concerning the Arizona Health Care Directives Registry at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in the Senior Dining Room. Liz Atkinson, from the office of Secretary of State, Jan Brewer, will give a half-hour Power Point program on this new program.

The Registry is available to Arizona residents of all ages to register their health care (medical) power of attorney, living will and mental health power of attorney, free of charge. The Registry is completely funded by private donations and is the first and only non-taxpayer funded registry of its kind in the country.

Less than 25 percent of Americans have advance health care directives and even less can locate these important documents in times of need. The Registry is a virtual safe deposit box that provides safe, secure, tamper-proof storage of advance directives that is accessible from any computer with internet capabilities. This presentation is open to everyone in Northern Gila County. There is no charge and they will not try to sell you anything. Call Sara Rittenhouse, 476-3568, to reserve a spot.

Pine/Strawberry's First Annual Chili Challenge will be on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Senior Dining Room beginning at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to bring a crock-pot full of chili, one gallon, to this fun event.

Sign-up list is in the Senior Dining Room or call 476-2151 to add your name to the list. There will be trophies, door prizes, music and raffles. Buy a sample cup for $3 and get as many refills as you want, until the chili is gone. All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center. If you don't have a favorite recipe, come by and take part in the tasting.

Flu shots will be available at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. both days. Please call to make an appointment at the Senior Thrift Store -- 476-4633.

The Fuels Reduction brush pickup service is behind schedule because the crews have been out on fires and also because of truck problems. They are working hard to get caught up. Thanks for your patience.

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