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October

27 Trunk or Treat - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Payson Event Center.. Payson Parks & Recreation provides the candy for costumed volunteers to distribute from their vehicles. Prizes awarded for best costume and car decorations. The evening will feature music, raffles and games. Best of all, it's free. Call 474-5242, ext. 7 for further details.

November

2 Tonto Community Concert presents Richard Glazier, pianist, in concert, featuring Gershwin, Joplin, Kern, Arlen and Porter. Showtime 7 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

3 Time Out Inc. 5th Annual "Fun" Raiser Banquet, 6 p.m. at Mario's, $35 donation. Proceeds will be applied to the Time Out Shelter mortgage. For information or tickets, call 468-1611 or 468-8635.

2-3 Thinking of Christmas Craft Show at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy Street. For information, call 474-2660.

2, 3 & 4 Payson Art League Autumn 2001 Show & Sale at the Tonto Apache Community Center, Hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 474-0373.

10 Mazatzal Casino Mini-Palooza featuring five legendary tributes: Marty Robbins, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, Connie Francis and Elvis. Show is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $5 cover charge, must be 21 to attend. There will be a nonsmoking section.

10-11 Payson Fall Antique and Collectibles Fair, involving all of the antique stores in Payson. For more information, call Mike Parkin at 468-1555.

13 Payson Humane Society Annual Chili Supper at the Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call 474-5590.

17 Turkey Trot 5K Fitness Walk/Run sponsored by Payson Parks & Recreation. A pleasant 3.1 mile walk/run beginning at Green Valley Park at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $10 per person (pre-registration) or $15 per person after 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. All pre-registered participants will receive a souvenir race shirt. Call 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

23 Swiss Village Christmas Lighting

28 Explore Kartchner Caverns, a stunning pristine limestone cave filled with stalagmites, stalactites and other unusual formations. The $35 fee includes transportation via deluxe motor coach, park admission and cave tour. Seating is limited to the first 45 people signed up. Contact Payson Parks & Recreation at 474-5242 ext.7.

30 Christmas Magic, a free holiday celebration, begins at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The show features a magic show by Grand Illusion, as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus. Sponsored by Payson Parks & Recreation.

December

13 Cliff Dwelling Tour at the Tonto National Monument sponsored by Payson Parks & Recreation. The fee is $10 per person, which includes transportation and admission to the monument. Space is limited to eight participants. Make your reservation at 474-5242, ext 7.

31 Mazatzal Casino New Year's Eve celebration with entertainment, dining & dancing. There is limited seating for this advance ticket event. Call 1-800-7877-7529 or 474-6044, for reservations.

January

2 Explore Kartchner Caverns, a stunning pristine limestone cave filled with stalagmites, stalactites and other unusual formations. The $35 fee includes transportation via deluxe motor coach, park admission and cave tour. Seating is limited to the first 45 people signed up. Contact Payson Parks & Recreation at 474-5242, ext.7.

15 Tonto Community Concert presents Alison England, soprano, featuring songs from the opera and Broadway. Showtime 7 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

February

10 Tonto Community Concert presents Alborada The Batista Family Show, providing a unique blend of authentic Andean music, classical arrangements and popular tunes. Showtime 2:30 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

16 Mazatzal Casino Sweetheart dance. For information, call 474-6044.

26 Mazatzal Casino Fat Tuesday/ Mardi Gras celebration, big bead giveaway. For information, call 474-6044.

March

16 Mazatzal Casino St. Patrick's Dance. Call the casino for information, 474-6044.

26 Explore Kartchner Caverns, a stunning pristine limestone cave filled with stalagmites, stalactites and other unusual formations. The $35 fee includes transportation via deluxe motor coach, park admission and cave tour. Seating is limited to the first 45 people signed up. Contact Payson Parks & Recreation at 474-5242 ext. 7.

26 Tonto Community Concert presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official Balladeer. Showtime 7 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

April

14 Tonto Community Concert presents The Wood's Tea Company, a musical group performing bluegrass, Celtic tunes, sea chantries and folk songs. Showtime 2:30 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

30 Tonto Community Concert presents Linda Wang, violinist. Wang has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Schauspielhaus. Showtime 7 p.m. at the Payson High Auditorium, tickets at the door are $20.

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