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Barbecue for teachers Aug. 13

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The Payson Rotary Club will have its annual Teachers Appreciation Barbecue at Rumsey Park at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Recipes wanted

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Studio B manager Ryan Leslie, left, and owner Jennifer Michael, right, discuss the next step in doing Lori Purtill's hair. Studio B would like to thank the community for its support at the July 26 Cut-A-Thon. The hair salon raised $600 for the Time Out Shelter and hopes for continuous support in future charity events.

Safeway is collecting recipes from members of the community for a cookbook that will be published to sell in participating stores throughout the state. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Safeway Foundation Charities.

Everyone is invited to submit any number of favorite recipes to be included. There are two easy ways to submit recipes. Pick up Recipe Collections forms at Safeway, or enter your recipes online by going to www.typensave.com and log in using group login: safewaycookbook, password: 3bfpf. The deadline for entries is Aug. 16.

Call Lynne at (928) 472-4661 for additional information.

Republican Headquarters opens

The Payson Republican Headquarters, 1107 S. Beeline Highway, will open National Event Day for the John McCain Campaign Thursday, Aug. 14.

All interested supporters are invited to attend a pizza party from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Charlotte Mortensen at (928) 476-6560. The Globe Republican Headquarters, 1153 E. Blazer Dr., will have its grand opening Aug. 14 as well.

Calling home brewers

Down The Street Art Gallery is inviting all local home brewers to the gallery for a real Oktoberfest.

The event will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Art and Antique walk Oct. 3.

Brewers and the public are invited to join the artists at the gallery for a fun-filled festival, celebrating the art of brewing, plus tasting of locally brewed beers.

There will be an original painting for a People's Choice Award.

There is no entry fee and a small charge for mugs for tasting. Any profits will be donated to a local cause.

If you would like to kick off what promises to become an annual affair at the gallery, call, brewmeister, John Gould, (928) 468-2384, or the gallery and ask for Dan Basinski, (928) 978-2365

Rodeo Days sale

Women's Ministries of Payson Assembly of God invites the public to visit their annual "Rodeo Days Sale." It will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16 at the Safeway sidewalk. There will be baked goods, crafts, quilts and baby items. All proceeds will go to missions and charities.

Thrift Store Day

Thrift Store Day is Sunday, Aug. 17, so the Senior Thrift Store, at 512 W. Main St., will celebrate the occasion on Saturday, Aug. 16. There will be refreshments, hourly door prizes (winners need not be present to win), a raffle drawing to win a handmade quilt, balloons for the children and special sales.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be open during the rodeo parade.

All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.

Democrat open house

Following participation in the Rodeo Parade Saturday, Aug. 16, all the Democratic candidates will be at the Democratic Headquarters, 513 S. Beeline Highway, next to the Dairy Queen.

Among those participating are the candidates for the Democratic nomination for Congress from our Congressional District and most county candidates. There will be plenty of complimentary cold drinks and refreshments. For additional information, call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

Art workshops offered

Down the Street Art Gallery, 703 W. Main St., is offering several affordable workshops in the near future.

Aug. 26-27 there will be a program on Water Media Collage/ Cards. This two-morning class will use 5-inch-by-7-inch cards with envelopes as the finished product and use watercolor, acrylics, metallics, stamping, paper and collage, including some found objects such as leaves, photographs or lace. The workshop is open to all skill levels. For more information call April Bower, (928) 978-5533. There is a fee.

Contact the artist, or call the gallery at (928) 468-6129, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday for more information. Class size will remain small for personal attention. Space is limited, sign up now.

Strawberry's Elite steak fry Aug. 17

Strawberry's Elite will be serving top quality steaks and all the trimmings from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17 at The Watering Hole in Strawberry, formerly the Mogollon Grill.

Along with a great steak, the menu includes cowboy beans, salad, rolls and Texas sheet cake. Tickets are available from Strawberry's Elite members and at the door. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25.

Trouble in Paradise will provide the entertainment and there will be hourly drawings will be held for gift certificates from local merchants. There will also be a silent auction.

This annual event helps raise funds to provide financial assistance for children and families in need within the Pine and Strawberry communities.

Scout registration night

Scout Registration Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church (in the big log cabin). The different groups are Girl Scouts for girls in kindergarten through the 12th grade; Cub Scouts for boys in the 1st through 5th grades; and Boy Scouts for boys in the 6th through 12th grades.

A new Scout program is starting for young men and women, ages 14 to 21 -- Adventure Scouts. Volunteers are always welcome and needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Romberger at (928) 472-7243.

Artists, crafters wanted

Artists and crafters are wanted for a one-day event in Beaver Valley hosted by the Beaver Valley Fire District Auxiliary, Saturday, Aug. 30. Call Gary for applications, (928) 978-5220.

Labor Day book sale

The Pine Library Friends will have its Labor Day Annual Book Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31. The book sale will be the library activity room, off Highway 87 and Randall Drive, behind the Pine Community Center. For more information, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.

Craft fair openings

Rim Country artists and crafters are invited to reserve tables for the Mazatzal Casino Art and Craft Fair in November. At the most recent show, there was a wonderful turnout of talented artists and customers. More of both are wanted for the fall show, which will be Nov. 22. Call Judy at (928) 468-2244 for details.

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