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Men's, Women's Slow-Pitch Softball League begins June 25

Register by June 1 to play slow-pitch softball this season. Recreation and Competitive divisions will be offered, as long as a minimum of four teams sign up for each division. The fee is $275 per team, which includes a tournament. Games begin on June 25. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and ASA slow-pitch rules will be observed. Call 474-5242 ext. 260.

7D Progressive Barrel and Pole Bending series continues Wednesday nights

Payson Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a Wednesday night barrel and pole bending series in May, June and July, beginning May 2. The books will open at 5:30 p.m. with competitions starting at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per run. This is a progressive format, so there are no age groups. Awards will be presented July 25 and will be based on a point system. For more information, call Charlene Hunt at 474-5242 ext. 260.

Leader of the Pack offers dog behavior workshop

A workshop on dog behavior will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Rumsey Park.

If you would like a clearer understanding of the reasons behind your dog's undesirable behaviors and solutions for those behaviors, then this workshop is for you. Fulfillment for dogs, sanity for humans is our goal. We achieve this through leadership and the formula of exercise, discipline, then affection, as prescribed by Cesar Millan of "The Dog Whisperer" fame. We will begin by discussing dog psychology and the importance of leadership in your relationship with your dog. We then teach you how to walk your dog (not be walked by your dog) to establish leadership. This is followed by addressing your individual problems, and providing solutions that fit your lifestyle. We will simulate or set up the situations that concern you, and either fix them on the spot or come up with a protocol you can continue when you go home. We will continue with questions and answers, demonstrating when needed. Auditors are included in this question/answer portion. We won't quit until you're satisfied. The fee to pre-register is $125 per pair and $25 for spectators will be collected at the door.

Register by June 22 for session two of youth summer recreation program

Children entering grades three through eight can register for the 2007 Summer Recreation Program, being offered this summer at the Rim Country Middle School.

The Summer Recreation Program will be split into two age groups, led by certified teachers, and will incorporate fun physical and cultural activities, along with occasional field trips. Both sessions meet Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon for three weeks. Registration is closed for Session 1, held June 5 through 26; Session 2 will be held July 7 through 24. The cost is $40 per session per child, which includes a T-shirt and covers the cost of required supplies and field trips, unless otherwise specified. Register your child today for an exciting, active and social way to spend part of the summer in Payson. Advance registration is required. This is not a drop-in program. Space is limited, so don't forget to register early.

Summer Youth Tumbling registration ends May 25

Tumbling classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays in June.

Youth tumbling returns to Payson this summer for girls and boys ages 2-15. Classes will be tailored by age group: Ages 2-3 -- Early Child Development tumbling; Ages 3-6 -- Beginning tumbling; Ages 6-8 -- Intermediate Tumbling (requires previous tumbling experience or enroll at this level on trial basis) and Ages 10-15 -- Advanced Tumbling (requires previous tumbling experience or enroll on trial basis). The cost is $20 per child and includes a tumbling T-shirt. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on June 5 and ending June 28 at the Julia Randall Elementary gymnasium.

Payson Sprint Triathlon set for June

Join the second annual Payson Sprint Triathlon. The adult division is for anyone over 15 years of age and will consist of a 500-yard swim, 15-mile bike ride and 5K run. The youth division is for anyone 7-14 years of age and will consist of a 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike ride and 1 1/2-mile run. Enter as a team or an individual. If your registration form is received by May 30, the fee for adults is $30/individual or $65/team; the fee for youth is $15/individual or $30/team. An additional $10 will be charged after deadline.

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