The mid-January cold snap caused severe enough damage at the Pine Strawberry Thrift Shop that it is temporarily closed. The Community Dining Hall is still open Monday through Friday.
The employees arrived on Jan. 16 to find water damage due to a broken water pipe. Repairs are being made and there are plans afoot to have a Reopening Party in March.
The thrift store is still taking donations, but staff asks they be put inside the gate by the outside bathrooms.
The staff and volunteers thank everyone for their concerns and well wishes.
Meet and greet superintendent candidates
A barbecue supper at the Pine-Strawberry School is planned to meet the candidates for the post of school superintendent at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15. The school district’s governing board is hosting the event. Contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283 for more details.
An Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Pine Community Center, Cultural Hall on Highway 87. The event features local fiddlers and other musicians who gather on the third Wednesday of the month for a jam session of old-time music and singing.
At the library
The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is once again selling See’s Candy for Valentine’s Day. A large assortment is available including heart-shaped boxes for that special someone. A variety of sizes are also available from 4-ounce to 1-pound decorated boxes. Plus, buy a ticket for a chance on a great See’s chocolate raffle basket! Proceeds from the sale go toward the purchase of additional library materials. Stop by the library during normal business hours or call (928) 476-3678.
Movies and more
Another Movie Madness event is planned for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The library will be showing the movie, “Hotel Transylvania.”
The annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday — Read Across America Day — is from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 2 at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library.
The library will be closed for weeding its non-fiction section March 26, 27, 28 and 29. It will reopen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30.
Quilt Angels Quilt-A-Thon
The Quilt Angels Quilt-A-Thon is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15 at First Baptist Church, Pine on Highway 87. Everyone is invited and quilting experience is not needed.
The Quilt-A-Thon includes a catered main meal for all volunteers as well as potluck desserts, salads, etc.
This Quilt Angels project will help Time Out Thrift Shop; group homes; homeless Mothers and Children’s Home; the Senior Center; and Meals on Wheels.
Music for Valentine’s
The StrawBEARy Bear
Cord Price and Blue Rock Country will be performing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at The StrawBEARy Bear in Strawberry.
The band SoulEver will present a “free” rock and roll concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Flying Grizzly in Strawberry.
Send Roundup PS items
Columnist Joy Hafford is not yet able to return to her work gathering information about events in the Pine and Strawberry area, so anyone with planned activities that need publicity should send them directly to the Roundup at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop them off at 708 N. Beeline Highway or mail them to P.O. Box 2520, Payson, AZ 85547.