April is such a lyrical month, no wonder it is National Poetry Month. Even the birds are bursting into song. A pair of doves have taken up residence near our home; throughout the day we hear their soft cooing.
The hummingbirds have returned and twitter at each other as they vie for a turn at the feeder.
Even the ravens join the chorus with voices that suit their size.
Ah, spring ... isn’t it wonderful?
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
Finally! The Senior Center is fully re-opened and there’s great joy at 514 W. Main St.
A grand re-opening celebration is planned for Wednesday, April 15. FM radio station KCMA will broadcast an on-site live remote from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. music by The Starlighters will entertain.
There will be a drawing for door prizes. A short program welcoming members and friends will be presented at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.
Twenty-four-hour advance reservations are required and may be made at the Center or by calling (928) 474-4876.
The Old Time Music Makers perform beginning at 9 a.m. Mondays in the Senior Center Dining Room. Come and listen to the lively music, or join in if you play an instrument.
Bingo is scheduled at 10 a.m., Monday, April 20 in the Center Dining Room.
The Center will be closed April 10 in observance of Good Friday. The Thrift Store will be open.
The Senior Thrift Store is having a half-price sale on lamps and picture frames during April. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.
The Senior Circle member lunch will be a potluck on April 15. The main dish of baked chicken will be provided: guests can call (928) 472-9290 for suggestions on what side dishes to bring. Potlucks are free if you bring a dish to share.
Lunch and Learn is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Chris Wolf, CEO of Payson Regional Medical Center will discuss health care challenges.
There is no charge to attend, but advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the above number.
Free blood pressure checks are offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. No RSVP is needed.
Carolyn Scott and Rosalind Schuerer are co-volunteers of the month at the Senior Circle.
Carolyn has lent her hand at almost every volunteer job and Rosalind was one of the first Senior Circle volunteers and has been instrumental in recruiting new members.
Think about it: Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it (Danny Kaye)