Br-r-r — these November mornings are chilly! There’s frost on the roofs when we get up, and the hum of the furnace is welcome. We start off the day in sweatshirts and jeans, but usually by noon we’re shedding the long sleeves. Last week I cleaned my closet of summer clothes and in the process, was surprised at how many T-shirts I had accumulated. I weeded through them and ended up with a large box to take to the Thrift Store. I was feeling very virtuous and pleased with all the space in the closet — until I got out all the winter things and discovered I had just as many sweats as T-shirts!
Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store
The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store, 3916 N. Highway 87 in downtown Pine at the Community Center, will have ladies’ sleepwear, crafts and quilting supplies on sale at half off the marked prices Nov. 3 to Nov. 6. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
The Country Gospel Misfits will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 in the Center Dining Room, 514 W. Main St. There is no admission charge. Please make advance reservations by calling (928) 474-4876 if you plan to stay for lunch.
Robin Stamp from the Attorney General’s office will speak about scams at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Center Dining Room. The meeting is open to the public.
Free art classes are offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays at the Senior Center. The Wood Carvers’ Club meets at 1 p.m. in the Center. Call the above number for further information.
The Old Time Music Makers meet at 9 a.m., Nov. 8, 15 and 29 in the Center Dining Room. If you play an instrument, join in, or just come to enjoy listening to the music.
Outdated or unused drugs can be disposed of at the Center beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9.
The pinochle club plays cards Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the Center. New players are welcome. Call (928) 472-9302 if interested.
Legal assistance for seniors will be available at the Center beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. Advance appointments are required and may be made at the information desk in the Center Lobby.
For a full schedule of activities and a November lunch menu, stop in the Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will be open until 8 p.m., Nov 5 for First Friday on Main Street activities. There will be refreshments, door prizes and special sales.
Christmas items are now being put out at the Thrift Store. Come early for a good selection.
The Senior Center and Thrift Store will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 25. The Center will also be closed Nov. 26, but the Thrift Store will be open for business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27.
There will be a sneak preview of upcoming travel opportunities being offered by Collette Travel and Arizona Trails Travel at Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4. Refreshments will be served. Call (928) 472-9290 for reservations.
At East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Suite 102 in Payson: the Write Stuff, a writers’ group, meets from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays; a Caribbean Vibe Concert by Dee Dread and Sister Care-i is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5; at 1 pm., Saturday, Nov. 6, Ric Wyckoff, a licensed acupuncturist, will give a presentation on acupuncture and Oriental medicine. All these activities are free. For information or to request a full schedule of events, call (928) 468-2435.
Think about it: The most important thing you wear is a smile.