The First Baptist Church in Pine will be holding a Sunrise Service at 6:50 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning followed by a fellowship breakfast. All are welcome to come celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The DPS Quilt Angels quilt-a-thon was a huge success. The angels and many community volunteers were able to complete 362 quilts in two-and-a-half days! They also finished and delivered 10 cat and dog beds. The finished products have already been shipped out and are being distributed by DPS headquarters.
Willene Smith would like to thank everyone who helped out this year (including those who provided the workers with wonderful meals each day). Because of the many volunteers, they were able to exceed last year’s total.
Thursday, April 8 is the last day that the AARP will provide a Tax-Aide volunteer to offer free tax preparation services here in Pine. Whether you file your taxes in written form or electronically, the Tax Aide folks can help you.
The program is administered through the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS and they specialize in helping low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those aged 60 or older.
They will be at the First Baptist Church in Pine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., April 8. You will need to bring a picture ID, Social Security cards for all persons claimed on the return, last year’s tax return, your 2009 tax documents, and proof of real estate taxes actually paid in 2009 if applicable.
The deadline to register for the next series of home-school art classes at the library’s Activity Center is Thursday, April 16. The classes are taught by Robyn Bossert and begin Wednesday, April 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. The series continues every Wednesday through the end of May. To register, you can stop by the library, or call 476-3678.
Speaking of home-schoolers, there is a new support group in Pine for those who are currently home-schooling their children, or those who have a desire to do so. The group is so new they are still contemplating a name, but they are already organizing fun events including a weekly PE day. If you would like to know more, you can contact Debby Cottrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss April’s Second Saturday Shop Hop taking place April 10. Several of Pine’s shops and restaurants will be open and offering refreshments, great entertainment, and special deals between 4 and 7 p.m. There really is something for everyone in Pine, so head up and help us celebrate spring in style.
The Pine-Strawberry Business Community is gearing up for its big May Day Celebration. The event will host a garden expo — with many folks bringing cuttings, roots and plants to share, trade, and/or sell — (why not bring yours too?). There will be a traditional May Pole dance (haven’t done that since grade school, but it sure sounds like fun!), plus music, games and food galore. The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, May 1 at the Community Center in Pine and there is no admission fee. So if you have a bit of spring fever, come out and get all the latest information on gardening in the Rim Country.
That’s what’s happening in Pine and Strawberry this week!