January is Get Organized Month, time to clean out files, closets, the pantry and if you are really in a cleaning frenzy, even the garage. I finally finished entering birthdays, appointments and reminders in my new engagement calendar this week, a job each year that I promise myself will be done before Jan. 1. Well, a week late isn’t too bad, is it?
This month was named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings who was depicted as having two faces, one looking to the future and the other to the past. The January full moon is called the Full Wolf Moon by some Native American tribes, referring to hungry wolves which howled outside their villages on cold winter nights. This year the full moon falls on Jan. 27.
In case you miss the excitement of the holidays, here are some dates you may want to celebrate. Tomorrow is not a good place to start — it is National Nothing Day. The 17th is the day to break those New Year’s Resolutions. Hugging Day falls on the 21st but you may want to pass on this one in light of the flu bugs out there. Ah-h-h, here’s one for everyone, the 24th is Compliment Day when you should offer compliments to at least five different people!
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
Retro Fit and Sit and Fit Classes will no longer be offered at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.
There will be a Winter Sock Hop beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Center Dining Room. Live music will be provided by Larry Brassen and Friends, and games will be played. Be sure to wear your dancing socks! If you plan to stay for lunch, please make advance reservations by calling (928) 474-4876. Menu for the day is whole wheat pizza, BBQ chicken wings, spinach mushroom salad, strawberry shortcake and beverage.
Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. and Dominos start at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Center Dining Room.
Jerry Willet will entertain at the Center with music of the ’50s and ’60s beginning at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 31. The program is open to all.
A Super Bowl party is planned for Feb. 1. Watch for more details in future editions of the Roundup.
Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store
Pillows and curtains will be on sale at 50 percent off the marked prices Jan. 16 through 19 at the Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store, 3916 Highway 87 in downtown Pine. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Payson Public Library
Payson Public Library at 328 N. McLane Road now has new hours as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.
Think about it: If you enjoyed today, it wasn’t wasted.