Special Thursday worship service
Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special worship service at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6. to celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord. The theme will be, “They’re Still Wise Men.”
For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto at (928) 474-5440.
The Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center is sponsoring a delicious sausage casserole with vegetable, dinner roll, dessert and beverage for just $5. The benefit supper is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7 at 800 W. Main St.
Guests may dine in or take out. Call (928) 474-4637 for more information. Proceeds go toward the children’s activities fund.
The first 2011 First Friday festivities are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7 on historic Main Street in Payson.
Many merchants and organizations will be open late to welcome visitors with special treats, entertainment and deals.
Local musician John Carpino will be performing at Bootleg Alley Antiques and Art.
Christmas tree recycling
The Town of Payson will be accepting Christmas trees at the Payson Event Center parking area through Jan. 31. This is for Christmas trees only — no brush or yard debris will be accepted.
All Christmas trees should be free of ornaments, stands, ropes, strings and nails, etc.
Trees will be chipped in early February. Anyone interested in having the chips delivered free of charge to their home, should stop by Planning and Zoning at the Town Hall, 303 N. Beeline Highway, and fill out an excess materials request form as soon as possible. This is a “while supplies last” program.