On Oct. 26, 27 and 28, members of the St. Philip Knights of Columbus Council will be located at Wal-Mart, Bashas', Safeway (Sunday only) and other places of business, giving out free Tootsie Rolls to everyone who will accept.
Knights will have canisters to accept donations from the public. The reason is the annual, nationwide Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive to help the handicapped.
As in the past, the Payson council will be giving all of their canister income to Payson Special Olympics and the handicapped. The cost of the Tootsie Rolls will be paid by the Knights, not from canister receipts.
This is the 18th year the local Knights have taken part in this Payson fund-raiser. Thank you for your support in the past. We look forward to another successful year.
Pine library book sale
Pine Library Friends will present a fall book sale of a large selection of favorite authors during the fall festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27 and 28. The book sale will be located in the Library Activity Room off Highway 87 and Randall Drive behind the Community Center in Pine.
To drop off books or for more information, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.
Shooting range schedule
The Tonto Rim Sports Club Shooting Range schedule for Saturday, Oct. 27 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open to the public. Nonmembers pay a $5 fee.
Northern Gila County Shooting Range/Jim Jones Shooting Range location: on Highway 87 go 2.2 miles south of casino (.3 mi south of Gibson Ranch Road); turn left (east) onto gravel road, then 1.5 miles to entrance. For information call (928) 468-1521.
Blood Drive at Wal-Mart
There will be a blood drive at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 by United Blood Services.
Don't forget your ID. You cannot donate without it. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water. Eat a hearty, low-fat meal before donating.
Eligibility questions? Call 1-800-288-2199, ext. 5497. Contact information is www.bloodhero.com; sponsor code: walmart1369; or contact Colleen Pointer at (928) 478-6416.
All blood donors will be entered into a drawing to win a new Apple i-Phone. Blood Buddies: Have a friend donate blood and receive free movie tickets.
Moose Party for Kids
The Moose is doing a party Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4p.m.- 6p.m. for any children in the area.
There will be a pumplin design contest and adults will carve the winner's design in a pumpkin.
There will also be candy, hot dogs, chips and prizes.
Catch up with Flycasters
The Payson Flycasters fly fishing club will hold its next meeting at Tiny's Restaurant on Highway 260 at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The meeting will follow breakfast. Anyone interested in fly fishing is welcome. For details, contact Bob Yountz at (928) 474-5024 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swiss Village Octoberfest Saturday
There will be an Octoberfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Swiss Village Shops on North Beeline Highway.
There will be great sales by participating merchants, make-and-take craft projects for the kids, a petting zoo, fish pond, costume contest, carved pumpkin contest, raffles, hot dogs, brats, sidewalk sales and more.
Don't miss the antique Ford Car Club cars on display. There will be special fun at many businesses, including the Payson Roundup, which will have a pumpkin painting contest, candy and fun for kids.
The Beatles tribute band, Revolution is the featured act at the next show of the Tonto Community Concert Association at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Payson High School Auditorium.
Single tickets, if available, are $30 for adults. Students, high school age and under, are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Out-of-the-area guests of season patrons may purchase tickets for $15. A limited number of season tickets may be available at the door for $80, still a great bargain, even if you missed the first concert of the season.
For further information, call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-6115 or online visit www.tccarim.org.
Free Halloween party
The Tonto Apache Gym is hosting a free Halloween party. There will be free food, candy, games and a haunted house. All are welcome.
The party is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come have a safe, scary, fun time!
Pine Fire Station open house Saturday
There will be an open house at the Pine Fire Station on Hardscrabble Mesa Road from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Area residents are invited to come down and check out the equipment and meet the firefighters. There will be educational games and prizes for the children.