Wednesday is the first day of spring. After months of dressing in sweats and woolly socks, isn't it delightful to get out the T-shirts, shorts and sandals? Sure, we'll be reaching for sweaters a few times before summer arrives, but those brightly-colored spring clothes are such a welcome change. And isn't it nice to be able to have the doors and windows open again? I love that fresh air.
Beware of a fake IRS audit e-mail scam making the rounds. If you receive an official looking e-mail saying something like "IRS E-Audit" that asks for your Social Security and bank account numbers, and says you must respond within 48 hours, disregard it. The IRS does not use e-mail to inform taxpayers of an audit.
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
There will be a pancake/eggs breakfast served at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24. The menu includes orange juice, scrambled eggs, bacon, plain or blueberry pancakes and unlimited regular or decaf coffee. The cost is $3.50 and no reservations are needed. This event is open to all ages. You need not be a Senior Center member to participate.
Appointments are now being accepted for legal assistance for seniors provided through the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. This service is available on a donation basis.
The Senior Thrift Store at 512 W. Main St. will have a bag sale March 26 through March 31 on all remaining men and women's winter clothes. Standard-sized grocery bags will be provided and may be filled with as many garments as can be crammed in for $1 a bag. Children's clothing is not included in the sale. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Beginning Monday, April 2, new spring and summer merchandise will be on the racks.
Payson Regional Senior Circle
"Dessert With the Director" will be held Wednesday, April 4, at the Circle Activity Center, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Betty Sue Conway, Director of Patient Financial Services will be guest speaker. Complimentary dessert will be provided. Call (928) 472-9290 to register. Your Senior Circle membership entitles you to a number of discounts, both locally and nationally. In Payson, by showing your membership card, you will receive 5 percent off at Champion Glass and 10 percent off at Cousins Subs, Famous Sams, Legacy Home Furnishings, Payson Pet Care and Sky King Soaring. Nationally, Enterprise Car Rental offers members their discount programs. Check with Senior Circle to learn of other discounts available to members.