Watch out! Fall is sneaking in behind your back!
Have you noticed how much later in the morning it gets light, and how much earlier in the evening dusk falls?
Birds are flocking together to discuss their upcoming journeys. Squirrels are busy gathering acorns. Q, our cat, has just about finished shedding her summer coat and is growing winter fur already. Aren’t the cool evenings wonderful? Much as we love our summer salads, doesn’t a pot roast sound good about now?
And once again it is football season. Go Cardinals!
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
Country Western dance lessons are held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. For details, call the Center at (928) 474-4876.
Free art classes are offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. For information or to register, call (928) 474-3996.
Remember Mah Jongg? It’s back. Join the game every Friday at 1 p.m.
Movies and muffins in the morning — what better way to start the day? There’s no charge to watch the old favorite movies at 9:30 a.m. Fridays in the Center.
There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Center Dining Room. Juice, eggs, pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage and coffee or tea are served for a $4 donation. No advance reservations needed.
Get your markers out and join in a game of bingo at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
Thursday, Sept. 16 is the date of the monthly birthday celebration for seniors with September birthdays. Wayne Todd will provide live music at 11 a.m. Menu for the day is turkey a la king over biscuits, spinach, carrots, ambrosia salad, birthday cake and beverage. Advance reservations required.
Anne James performs live musical entertainment at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the Center Dining Room. The program is free and open to the public. Please make advance reservations if you plan to stay for lunch.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 22 — there will be a luau at the Center. Entertainment, games, Hawaiian food and karaoke by Big Bob are planned.
For a full schedule of September events, pick up a menu and activities calendar in the Center Lobby weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pine-Strawberry Thrift Store
The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store on Highway 87 in downtown Pine will have linens, fabrics and material, computers and electronics on sale at 50 percent off the marked prices from Sept. 8 through 11. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Library Friends of Payson
Monday, Sept. 20 is the date of the next Library Friends meeting at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. David Berman of the Arizona Humanities Council is the guest speaker. He will present “The Mountain West — The Case of Arizona 1890-1920.” A short business meeting begins at 10 a.m. Election of officers will be held. The slate of officers for 2010-2011 is Alice Natale, president; Linda Lanctot, vice president; John Wilson, treasurer; and Chris Tilley, secretary. The slate for board of directors is Patty Johnson, financial secretary and Jeanne Schoonover and Karen Thornton, book store. A potluck luncheon will follow Berman’s presentation.
Heart & Soul Music Therapy presents Music Together, a free introduction to music for newborns through kindergarten and their caregivers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St. For information or to register, call (928) 478-8680.
A poetry club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at East West Exchange. Poets are invited to bring their own poetry to read or a favorite piece by another author. The gathering is free and open to all, whether poets or not.
Early registration is recommended for a writers and poets workshop to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at East West Exchange. Authors Laurie Wagner Buyer and W. C. Jameson will offer advice on writing and marketing novels, non-fiction and poetry.
To register, call (928) 468-2435. There is no charge for the event, but space is limited.
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