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April 8, 2009

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April 8, 2009 Easter Egg Hunt At The Julian Library On Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. the Julian Library will be hosting a craft project and Egg Hunt. Kids will make small woven baskets and then search for hidden eggs. In the interest of fairness, kids will be assigned a color of egg to search for and the colored eggs will be hidden in easier places for young children and more difficult places for older children. In each color set there will be four different prizes so everyone will receive the same set of prizes. For more information, please contact the Julian Branch Library at (760) 765-0370. 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(2f:T_P..Eg: Custom Design Cut & Styling Men's Custom & Clipper Cuts Beautiful Color & Highlighting Perms - Regular & Spiral Tax Forms Available at the Library As the deadline approaches to file your income taxes (or if you are a procrastinator like me) the library has tax forms and instructional booklets available for you to pick up, including the form 4868 to file for an extension. We also have a book of reproducible forms for the more obscure forms. If you would like to make use of filing online, the library's internet computers are some of the fastest in town and we have WiFi available for those of you with laptops. Tax forms may also be downloaded from the Ins website at or the State of California Franchise Tax Board at Kiki Harris signing copies of her book for fans and (below) and speaking to the crowd with the book store manager and Adelina Patrichi(publisher) and George Ance (local celebrity) Connie Krtek - April's Artist Of The Month In The Julian Library Community College with artist/ instructor Jenny Leeg. "Jenny is a wonderful teacher," says Connie, "and drawing has given me such joy. I'm excited about every medium we've covered, charcoal, pencil,colored pencil, some pastel and pen/ink. Every one of them is interesting and I can't decide which is my favorite, but I do have a special feeling about pen, and ink." Connie says that most of her work to date has been class assignments but she is looking forward to creating works drawn from our beautiful Julian mountains. Julian Art Guild will be displaying the work of Connie Krtek throughout April at the Library. Connie is a native San Diegan who, with her husband Bruce, has lived in Julian for 22 years. She is now retired after having been employed by PSA/US Air airlines for 20 years. Doing things with her hands has always been a joy for Connie, whether it was making pies and bread or working in the garden. Two years ago she began taking "Beginning Drawing" classes through Palomar A children's novel about India titled "Nonny, Nani" by Julian resident, Kiki Skagen Harris appeared March 28 in Romanian translation. This multinational endeavor was many years in the making. The novel, according to Kiki, was begun in Julian about 1970 and finished in India the next year. "But at the time," Kiki says, "there were no xerox machines in India so I only had two copies of the final draft, the original and a carbon." Both were lost in the mail, one in India and one in the U.S. Understandably discouraged, Kiki put the book aside until after her retirement, nearly 35 years later. The story begins in El Centro around 1922, incorporating details furnished through stories from Kiki's mother, Virginia Barnes Skagen who lived in Imperial Valley at about that time. It moves to India when Nonny's father is hired by the Maharajah of Bikaner to work on the canals in his kingdom. "1 did the research for the India part in Bikaner," Kiki tells, "Staying in the palace of the then Maharajah. It was a fabulous time, riding camels, exploring the city, and talking with the Rajmata, the Maharjah's mother." How the novel came to be published in Romania is another story, linked to Kiki's later career in the US Foreign Service and continuing friendships there. "One of my friends translates American literature into Romanian and asked to see the manuscript," said Kiki. "She liked it and passed it on to another friend who has started a publishing house specializing in literature from and about India.' "Now," she adds, "1 have to find a publisher in the US." Good luck! 1. March 2009 arrived and brought us quite a mix of weather throughout the month. The first couple of days were lovely and warm and seemed to promise Spring like weather, but thereafter, clouds, wind, fog, and cold temperatures took over. The weather kept changing alternately with clear warm days and couple of days later back to the winter conditions. On the 22nd day, the media kept forecasting a big rainstorm with six inches of snow for us, but all we got was a rainy day with misting rain. The strong winds had blown my favorite rain gauge which broke into pieces a distance away from my deck. My alternate gauge registered .30" total. March lived up to its reputation as the month of winds. 2. The daffodils have been so magnificent and plentiful this year. Everywhere I go on the highways and byways, clumps of them grace the roads. My own were spectacular. I shared large bouquets with friends in the desert and the city and they enjoyed them immensely. 3. The birds have all come back to my bird garden. Last year they disappeared because of the black crows and I had wondered if they ever would come back to me. The finches especially have been very busy at their bags of Nyjer seed. They are so colorful and beautiful. The hummingbirds have finally appeared along with the variety of small birds, bluejays and I enjoy them all. So glad that winter is over. 4. The four sheep from up the hill behind me continue to visit me every day. They are doing a good job eating the grass and growth around us. 5. The few trees around me have leafed out and it already looks like Spring. 6. The town hall continues to be busy with craft shows and usual events. Things are pretty quiet around town during the week, but lots of tourists are here on weekends, especially motorcyclists. 7. I have removed the divider glass panel from one of my bird feeders and fill it with peanuts in the shell and it has been fun watching the bluejays arrive and help themselves to the peanuts. It's much easier for them to land and help themselves. Sometimes they try to grab two peanuts at a time. 8. About our senior lunch program, we continue to enjoy breakfast at/the JULIAN CAFE and lunch at MARGARITAS-certain days of the week. We are grateful to JULIAN PIE COMPANY for their daily donation of cookies, pies doughnuts. We occasionally get some of their soup which is wonderful. We're also grateful to MOM'S PIE SHOP for pies they give us on Tuesdays. DUDLEYS also continues to donate surplus bread occasionally. We are well taken care of by our community. 9. The month of March has been a very busy one and has gone by fast. In spite of the very cold weather, it has been a wonderful one. 10. We are now changing the calendar to the lovely month of April with anticipation for April showers and the lovely Easter celebration. ***I'M GLAD I LIVE IN JULIAN***