The Crabtree Foursquare Church hosts Nights of Prayer, Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. All are welcomed.

It’s the Senior Night Potluck, Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., also at the church. This month’s food theme is “grilling.” At least 55 years of experience on the planet qualifies you to attend.

Sunday, July 2, at 5 p.m. is the church’s Holiday Celebration Cookout. Hot dogs and burgers provided. Bring sides and desserts. The community is invited.

Neighbor Gary Erby says his garden is doing well and has become easier. He uses 50 half-barrel tubs to get his crops about two feet above ground level. “It’s better on my back,” he explained.

Shawn Overbey told of seeing a brown mountain lion on 16 West a couple years ago. It was at 10:30 p.m. in September. That’s the fifth person to tell me of a personal encounter out this way. It makes walks in the woods more exciting.

Red raspberries have started producing as black raspberries have started to fade. And while two pickings in the huckleberry patch have produced a lot of fruit an absence of self-restraint has resulted in none reaching home. If we get a little more rain there will be more.

“Blooms of Note” going on now include: Butterfly weed, St. John’s Wort, lavender, thyme, trumpet vine, elderberry, bee balm, butterfly bush and mimosa trees.

If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.