Calendar Of Events


October 2007

Oct. 27: Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Hwy. 260, Payson; hosted by Boy Scout Troop #354; $3/person, tickets may be purchased by contacting Lenore White, (928) 474-8306/leave a message or MaryLou McWilliams, (928) 474-3784.


Carry a camera with you on your treks around the Rim Country, because you never know what beauty you might happen on by chance.

Oct. 27: Swiss Village Octoberfest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, Swiss Village Shops, Payson. Great sales and raffles, make and take craft projects for children, hay rides, petting zoo, fish pond, costume contest at 10:30 a.m. at stage area, carved pumpkin contest, food, antique car display and more.

Oct. 27-28: Pine Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, Pine Community Center, Pine, free admission.

The Fall Festival is a yearly family event filled with fun, excitement, relaxation, games, a flea market, music and entertainment. There will be pumpkin carving/drawing contest, greased pole climbing, silent auction, food vendors and more. Sponsored by Pine Strawberry Business Community.

Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat at Rumsey Park, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Collect candy and more from costumed volunteers at this special community event. Call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

November 2007

Nov. 2, 3 and 4: Payson Area Artists juried 'Neath the Rim fine art and fine craft show and sale, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, $5 per person; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, free, at Tonto Apache Activity Center, Payson.

Nov. 3: Community Health & Care Fair 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, at Payson High School's old gym, sponsored by Payson Regional Medical Center, Mogollon Health Alliance and others. Free health screenings for all ages. Free admission.

Nov. 3: Dutch Oven Cooking Class, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rumsey Park, $30, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

Nov. 10: High Country Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Tonto Apache gym, sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church 50-plus vendors will be selling hundreds of items -- everything from knitted items to fine inlaid wood, holiday ornaments, jewelry, scented soaps, candles and more; Presbyterian Women's Bake Sale; Santa Claus photos from 10 a.m. to noon; lunch by the church deacons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with barbecue beef sandwiches and fresh Caesar salad, Arizona.

Nov. 10: Marine Corps Birthday Ball, starts at 5 p.m. at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Payson; $25 per person. For additional information and/or reservations, contact Marine Bill Sahno, birthday celebration coordinator, e-mail: or (928)-472-6617; or Marine Lee Bumbalow, assistant coordinator, e-mail: or (928)-468-1059.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremonies at 3 p.m., Payson High School auditorium.

Nov. 13: 11th Annual Chili Supper for the Payson Humane Society, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson; $7 for adults, $4 for children.

In addition to the great dinner, there will also be a 50/50 raffle, quilt raffle, and silent auction.

Nov. 17: Turkey Trot 5K Run, 9 a.m., Green Valley Park amphitheater, $15 pre-registration fee, $20 race day registration fee. Call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

Nov. 23 and 24: Holiday Lighting Festivities at Swiss Village. Shops open late hours. Food and entertainment. Santa arrives by fire truck at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23.

Nov. 24: Holiday Tree Lighting on Highway 260 in front of Legacy Home Furnishings.


After enjoying the stunning views and scenery of the Mogollon Rim, stop at one of the area's friendly communities and take part in any number of special events planned in the coming months.


Dec. 1: Tamales for Toys, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Payson Elks Lodge. Exchange a new, unwrapped toy for a plate of tamales, cash contributions also accepted. Donations are used for the Public Safety Christmas for Kids program.

Dec. 1: Magic on the Mountain Electric Light Parade on Main Street from Westerly Drive to Green Valley Park. For additional information and parade applications, call Cathy Boone at (928) 468-6074.

Dec. 7: Green Valley Park tree lighting, enjoy hayrides and Santa's Workshop, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

Dec. 15: Holiday House lighting tour, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

Editor's note: This is not a complete listing of all upcoming events, only those that were available at press time, watch the Roundup for more events as they are arranged, or check the Web site To learn more, call the Payson Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7, or the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, (928) 474-4515.

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