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Pines is the author if several volumes of poetry, and explores the links between jazz and the written word. Jazz Times calls Pines' poetry "the music that is the lives of people." He collaborated with composer Daniel Asia to create a contemporary opera based on his novel The Tin Angel, which was praised by Publishers Weekly has said is an honest, graphic portrayal of the drug/jazz world of New York's East Village

Three other readers will present on June 9 alongside Paul - Doug Deneen of Bolton, Elisabeth "Lee" Merrett, and Megin Potter.

There is limited seating in the Bistro. A selection of menu items will be available. For details, call 504-4344 or email: PersisGranger@aol.com.

Beach Party set

For a lot of fun small-town style, don't forget the Beach Party/Luau from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday June 7 at the First Presbyterian Church on 2 Stewart Farrar St. in Warrensburg.

The free event features activities for all ages, including games, food and socializing.

Oscar's Smoke House burgers and hot dogs will be accompanied by traditional fixings. To be held behind the church, the event includes a "beach" - two wading pools, one filled with sand, and another, with water, along with beach balls, leis, and other tropical items. In case of rain, the beach will be moved indoors.

For details, call Pastor Harris at 623-2723.

Volunteers needed

With the recent increase in the Warrensburg Museum of Local History's open hours, the Warrensburgh Museum is now looking for additional volunteers to be guides - several hours of duty per month.

No prior experience is necessary, just an interest in history. A free workshop for basic guide training will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday June 18 at the museum. Prospective guides will learn about the museum's exhibits and procedures. Participants are under no obligation to serve a certain number of days or hours.

The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays - and on the second Thursday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, contact Steve Parisi at 623-2207 or visit the museum at 3754 Main St., in the rear of the V.F.W. Post.

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