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Halloween events take place tonight



The 12th Annual Payson Humane Society Chili Supper takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway. Warm up with a tasty meal of chili, mac and cheese, salad, rolls and homemade cupcakes. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12; available in advance at the Payson Public Library or the animal shelter at 812 S. McLane Road, or at the door the night of the event. There will also be great door prizes, terrific raffle items, a 50/50 raffle and much more. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals of Rim Country. For more information, call (928) 474-5590.


Put on your costume and come over to Trunk-or-Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31 at the North Rumsey parking lot on North McLane Road. This event provides kids with a safe place to enjoy music and candy distributed from local groups, businesses and families. Kids can have their fortune told by a fortune teller and trunk participants will be judged for the best decorated trunk. Admission is free, and all the candy will be provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Parking is available in all the Rumsey lots around the park, except near the north multipurpose field where the event takes place. For more information, call 474-5242, ext. 272.

Haunted House

The students of the high school drama department have created another scary haunted house. Longhorn Theatre will present The Twisted Asylum from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the Studio Theatre (also known as the black box theatre).

The Twisted Asylum has six rooms of frightful insanity among doctors, nurses and patients. After you enter, follow the path through a variety of scenes complete with furniture, props, actors and special effects. You may even request a less scary experience for your children. Admission is $2 or two cans of food. All proceeds will benefit the local food banks.

Fall Festival

The public is invited to attend the Fall Festival activities being held Oct. 31 in the parking lot at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa.

Scheduled activities are as follows: 4:30 to 6 p.m. fun booths in south parking lot; 5 to 6 p.m. serving chili and hotdogs; 6:10 to 6:30 p.m. magic show; 6:30 to 7 p.m. trunk or treat; 6 to 6:10 p.m. prize awards for costumes (no masks), chili cook-off and pumpkin carving. Contestants must have their entries (pumpkin carving or chili) in place by 4:30 p.m. to be judged.

Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening with your children!

Harvest Festival

Enjoy an evening of family fun at the Harvest Festival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway.

Admission is free and the event features game booths, prizes, a Dessert Walk and more. Feast on a $3 dinner meal and take home a bag of candy.

Call 474-5890 for information.

Blessing House Boutique

Blessing House Boutique Rummage Sale will be held from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane.

There will be furniture, clothing, small appliances and much more. Plus, don’t miss our famous cookie walk. You can choose from a large variety of homemade cookies.

For more information, call (928) 468-8371 or (928) 474-8753.

Payson Community Kids fund-raiser Saturday

The semi-annual fund-raiser for Payson Community Kids will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 and hosted by Four Seasons Realty, 102 E. Main St.

Events include a silent auction, raffle, BBQ and KRIM remote broadcast.

Don’t miss your chance to win a flat-screen TV, weekend getaways, dinners, movie tickets and more.

Star Valley celebrates third year Saturday

The town of Star Valley is celebrating its third anniversary Saturday, Nov. 1 with a party and steak dinner.

Join Mayor Check Heron, town council, staff and residents for light refreshments at the Moose Lodge, 4211 E. Highway 260 in Star Valley from 3 to 5 p.m.

After the celebration, a steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. The cost for dinner is $8.50.

‘Prayer for Our Nation’

Monday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church will have a special service of “Prayer for Our Nation” to pray for God’s guidance for all as we go to the polls to elect our national, state and local leaders as well as determine the outcome of many important ballot issues. We will also pray that God will be with and guide all newly elected officials so that they will lead this nation in a way that is pleasing to Him and is best for the people.

All are invited to join us as we seek His help at this most important time. Shepherd of the Pines is located at 507 W. Wade Lane. Contact the church at 474-5440 for further information.

Bowling for a Cure event takes place Sunday

The Second Annual Bowling for a Cure will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Rim Country Lanes.

There will be raffles, music and family fun, plus prizes for top fund-raisers. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research, treatment and early detection programs.

For more information, call Lynne at (928) 472-4661.

Holiday Open House

Kick off your holiday shopping at 11 unique and friendly shops in Pine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2. Several shops in Pine will have refreshments and special holiday discounts to get you in the mood for the season.

Participating shops are: Tymeless Antiques & Treasures, Moose Mountain, Myra’s Gallery & Studio, Our House, Gingerbread House, Pine Country Antiques & Vintage, Pine By Design, Crystal Lotus Gallery, Visions Speaking Rock Shop & Emporium, Carol’s Country Crafts, and the Quilt Shop.

Health Fair Saturday

The 10th annual Community Health and Care Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1 at the old gym at Payson High School.

Free admission to the health fair allows participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn from more than 32 exhibits and participate in free and low-cost screenings.

Flu shots will be offered for $20, pneumonia shots for $40 and tetanus shots for $35.

There will be a free gift for the first 100 families, snacks and lots of free items from local organizations.

The Payson Lions Club Eye Mobile will be there, with Dr. Risser to do glaucoma screening, as well as free vision screenings to be done inside the gym by members of the Payson Lions Club. Lions were charged by Helen Keller to be “Knights of the Blind,” and there will also be a box for the donation of used eye glasses if you wish to donate. Hearing aids and cell phones will also be accepted.

For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Medicare presentation

The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens will provide a community presentation for Medicare beneficiaries, families and caregivers at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Learn the basics of Medicare Part D, apply for extra help with premiums and co-pays, determine if you qualify for the Medicare Savings Program, get help paying for Part B and Part D premiums.

For further information please contact the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, Benefits, Entitlements and Advocacy Program at 1-800-293-9393.


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