The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store will present a fashion show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Community Center dining room behind the store on Highway 87 in Pine. The show will feature women’s dressy fashions for the upcoming holidays. Little girls holiday wear also will be modeled. Wedding dresses are a special feature of the show. Barbara Ives will introduce the models and describe the outfits. Home-baked cakes, cookies, brownies and more will be available for purchase either whole or by individual piece. A silent auction will also take place, offering items such as designer purses, artwork, vintage “Fenton” vases, quilts and gift certificates donated by local businesses. There is no charge for admission. For information, call (928) 476-4633.
The fashion show got me to thinking how styles have changed over the years. When I was a child, no real lady would go out socially without a hat and gloves — not warm, woolly ones that we wear now when it is cold outside, but white gloves, winter and summer, indoors and out. Men wore hats, fedoras in the winter, and straw hats in the summer, although in the West, Stetsons probably were the headwear of choice year-round. Girdles had to be one of the worst garments ever made, designed to squeeze one’s body into looking two sizes smaller and prevent even a hint of body movement. Must have really messed up interior organs!
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
The Country Gospel Misfits will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the Center dining room, 514 W. Main St.
Thursday, Oct. 21 is the monthly birthday celebration at the Center. Menu for lunch is pork chow mein with Oriental vegetables, carrifruit salad, Chinese noodles, birthday cake and beverage. Advance reservations may be made by calling (928) 474-4876 or stopping in the Center lobby between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Wayne Todd will present live musical entertainment during the lunch hour.
The Old Time Music Makers will be playing those great old songs starting at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 25 in the Center dining room. Everyone is welcome to come and listen.
Country and Western dance lessons are given from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Center.
Time to plan your Halloween costume for the Halloween Party to be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29. Brooks Karaoke will provide entertainment. Make advance reservations if you are staying for lunch.
The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., now is offering its fall and winter line of clothing at very reasonable prices. Also on display: Christmas merchandise in the Christmas Shoppe located in the back yard of the store. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store
Sales for Oct. 20 through 23 are ladies tops on designated racks, three for $1 and books, half off the marked price. The Thrift Store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 3916 N. Highway 87 in Pine.
From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 is the book club meeting at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St. “Shanghai Girls” is the book to be discussed.
The free club meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
At 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22 a documentary on the life of Edgar Cayce will be presented at East West Exchange. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.
Join in the acoustic jam session every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at East West Exchange. For information about the above events, call (928) 468-2435.
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