Around Rim Country


Sign language class hosts ‘Silent Night’

A night of communication in sign language — a silent night — is planned at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Famous Sam’s, 307 S. Beeline Highway. Students from Gila Community College invite the public to join them in an evening of sign and fun. Communication will be solely in sign language.

Anyone who knows how to sign, or wants to experience sign language, is welcome to join the group. The only requirement: no talking as all communication will be in sign language.

Shred-a-thon Thursday

The Senior Circle will be sponsoring a Shred-a-thon from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 13. The community is invited to bring items for shredding.

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call 472-9290.

MHA yard sale

The Mogollon Health Alliance will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 206 S. Tonto St. There will be a little bit of everything for just about everyone’s taste.

Rain will postpone the event.

Holly Berry Fair

The Payson Womans Club will host the annual Holly Berry Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at 510 W. Main St.

The club’s famous homemade baked pies, cakes, cookies and candy will be for sale. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also this year, we will have numerous crafters selling their beautiful handcrafted items including afghans, wall hangings, jewelry, Christmas decorations, aprons, towels and wood products.

For more information, call Margaret at (928) 468-1256.

Fall/Christmas Sale

The La Boutique Gift Shop will be holding a Fall/Christmas Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14 in the main lobby of the hospital.

There will be lots of stuffed animals, many gifts for all ages, and Christmas and holiday items! Many handmade Christmas treasures made by MHA Auxiliary Arts and Crafts will also be available.

All proceeds from the sale go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call 472-2588.

Merry Mall Nov. 15

The holiday Merry Mall, sponsored by Payson United Methodist Women, is back this year, bigger and better than ever. We have many contributing booths and lots of handmade gifts and decor for holiday giving. We have a baked potato bar this year for your lunch enjoyment, and baked treats galore for holiday giving.

Come and see for yourself from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at 414 N. Easy St. (behind Ace Hardware). All proceeds go for mission giving.

Quilt Roundup

The 4th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup will be held Nov. 13-16 featuring a quilt show, workshops, lectures and a merchant’s mall.

Quilt Roundup workshops will be held at various locations in Payson Nov. 13-15. There is still space available in some classes: on Saturday, Nov. 15, choose Fabric Painting with Nancy Bollard from 9 a.m. to noon or learn Quilting Tips to Make You More Successful in the afternoon with Alyce Leach. Also open is O Holy Night (Brenda Henning). Sign up soon so you don’t miss out.

The lecture by Lynn Kough on a quilter’s evolution lecture still has seats available for $10.

The quilt show opens Friday, Nov. 14 at Mazatzal Casino and runs through Sunday, Nov. 16. Quilts from Rim Country and around the U.S. will be displayed. Admission is $3 or $2 plus one can of food to be donated to the local food bank.

The Quilt Roundup Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening at Mazatzal Casino. The public is welcome to attend. Tickets for the prime rib buffet dinner are $30 per person and the supply is very limited.

Entry forms for the quilt show and registration for classes are available on the Web site: or call Elaine Putnam at (928) 474-4515 during regular business hours.

Majestic Rim open house

The public is invited to an open house at the retirement community Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15.

Take a tour of the facility, meet and chat with staff and enjoy light refreshments.

For additional information, contact Stacey Zimmerman or Cathe Davis at (928) 474-3912.

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Payson Nov. 18

Low-cost spay/neuter surgeries will again be offered in Payson, by the Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic, a division of Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff.  Payson Humane Society will host the clinic, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 18 in a lot behind the Payson Humane Society. Look for signs at the entrance at 804 S. McLane Road.

Surgery fees are as follows: dog spay $75, dog neuter $60, cat spay $50, cat neuter $40. Animals in heat/pregnant or over 60 pounds are subject to additional fees.  Vaccinations and other services will be available to surgery patients at an additional low-cost fee.

Spay/neuter surgeries will be on an appointment basis only. To make an appointment or for further information, call the clinic at 1-928-526-5964. Interested pet owners may also call the Payson Humane Society at 474-5590.

Wine tasting for PHS

The second in the current series of wine tastings to benefit the Payson Humane Society is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Gerardo’s Italian Bistro.

This tasting features holiday wines, with appropriate hors d’oeuvres by Gerardo.

Tickets are $20 and are available at The Beverage Place, Gerardo’s, the Payson Humane Society animal shelter and the chamber. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, so there is no guarantee they will be available at the door.

Following the tasting, Gerardo will prepare a special three-course meal for those who wish to stay for dinner. Cost of the dinner is also $20.

Small business forum

In these challenging economic times, it is more essential than ever to make certain businesses are properly equipped and conditioned to withstand the current downturn.

“Guerrilla Tactics for Surviving in Tough Economic Times” will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Payson High School Auditorium.

People attending can expect to hear from experts, such as Teri Williams, state Deputy Director for SBDC, who will share information to help navigate through the unfriendly economic terrain.

The free forum is sponsored by the Payson Roundup and developed by the chamber, Gila College, PREDC and the Town Office of Tourism and Economic Vitality.

Pie bake-off Nov. 19

The insurance professionals at Crabdree Insurance and Financial Services will host a bake-off from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at their office, 111 W. Cedar Lane, Suite A.

Admission is a donation to Payson Community Kids, Payson Supply Line or St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Please come and vote for your favorite pie.

Register now for AARP Driver Safety Class

An AARP Driver Safety class will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 1 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

This is an eight-hour classroom refresher for motorists aged 50 and older who have years of driving experience. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP to participate.

There will be a $10 fee for materials. Participants may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. Bring a sack lunch and your driver’s license.

Enrollment is limited, so call Jim Serfling at 472-6372 to register or for more information.

‘Caring for the Caregiver’

Payson Edward Jones financial advisors will host a free satellite broadcast titled “Caring for the Caregiver” at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 411 S. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

There are an estimated 44.4 million American caregivers who provide unpaid care to an adult age 18 or older, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. With the number of caregivers increasing as the population ages. The broadcast will include financial implications of role reversal, discuss the emotional issues associated with caregiving and provide strategies for helping to keep your financial goals in focus.

To reserve a seat or for more information about the program, call Scott Flake at 468-1470 or Ross Hage at 468-2281.


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