Science Exhibit Was ‘Really Cool’

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The warmer days are coaxing us out. It feels like spring is in the air — that is unless you happen to venture outside before mid-morning! Our family and many friends had a great day skiing last week, but we all got a bit too much sun! What a beautiful day on the slopes though. If you enjoy skiing, you probably won’t find better conditions than now. Just be sure to apply sunscreen, then reapply again, and again ...

Library happenings

The “Really Cool Science” exhibit at the Isabelle Hunt Library Activity Center was a huge success. A representative from the Arizona Science Center dazzled the group with the experiments highlighting the astonishing characteristics of liquid nitrogen upon different states of matter both organic and inorganic. It was a great learning experience and one that left a lasting impression on all the kids (and parents) who attended. We are so fortunate to have library staff that is committed to providing on-going educational programs for a wide variety of community members.

The deadline to register for the next series of art classes open to home-schooled children is April 16. The six-week session begins Wednesday, April 21 from 2 until 3 p.m. at the library activity room. Because space is limited to 15 students, you’ll want to sign up soon by stopping in the library or calling (928) 476-3678. The classes are taught by Robyn Bossert.

The library still has See’s Easter candy for sale including special seasonal selections that are available for cash and carry. You might also want to purchase a raffle ticket (or several) for the festive Easter box filled with several fun and unique gift items. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for six, or $10 for 15 tickets. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 3 just in time for Easter Sunday. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales help fund the many programs that the library offers to the community.

Census

A representative from the Census Bureau will be present at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library again on Wednesdays from 1 until 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 1 until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. through Friday, April 16. If you have any questions regarding your census questionnaire feel free to stop by the library during those hours for assistance.

This is the last week to get great deals at the Pine-Strawberry Thrift Shop on most everything in the store. Fill a bag with clothing, shoes, or even purses for just $1. The store is busy clearing the way for their spring and summer items and everything must go! New selections should be available by March 31.

Saturday Shop Hop

Several Pine businesses are gearing up for the first Second Saturday Shop Hop of the 2010 season. This event takes place on April 10 from 4 until 7 p.m., and then every second Saturday of the month throughout the entire year. There is simply no better time to come browse the gift and antique shops in Pine, meet the store owners, and take advantage of great deals.

The Pine Business Community is gearing up for its May Day Gardening Celebration on Saturday, May 1. There will be food vendors, demonstrations, plus tips and information about gardening in the Rim Country, just in time for the planting season. The event takes place at the Community Center in the heart of Pine, and admission is absolutely free.

Hope you have a great week! God bless.

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