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Rim Country Boomer editors have searched high and low to find the best activities in the region. Check out these Payson and area events. You are sure find something that will fit your interest.

October 2008

1-Nov. 30 - GLENDALE: Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze, 623-386-1301 or www.tolmachoff-farms.com

2-3 - PHOENIX: Playhouse Disney Live! - US Airways Center, 480-784-4444 or wwwplayhousedisneylive.com

2-4 - PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony - Symphony Hall, Michael Christie conducts, with Celena Shafer soprano, Gregory Kunde tenor, Philip Cutlip baritone, with Phoenix Symphony Chorus, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

3 - PAYSON: First Friday Arts & Antique Walk on Old Main, with special Home Brew Oktoberfest at Down the Street Art Gallery, 5pm-8pm

3 - PHOENIX: 21st Annual ZooFari - Phoenix Zoo, annual black tie fund-raiser, 7pm, $225, 602-273-1341 or www.phoenixzoo.org

3-7 - SCOTTSDALE: 6th Annual Scottsdale International Film Festival, 602-410-1074 or www.ScottsdaleFilmFestival.com

3-11/16 - MESA: Cabaret - Arizona Broadway Theatre, 623-776-8400 or www.azbroadwaytheatre.com

4 - MESA: NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Live Tour - Mesa Arts Center, 480-644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com

4 - PAYSON: Rim Country Challenge Half Marathon - sponsored by the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity, 928-474-0330 or www.rimcountrychamber.com

4 - PAYSON: Costume Party Fund-raiser, Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund at Mazatzal Casino, Mogollon Health Alliance (928) 472-2588

4 - PHOENIX: 8th Annual 2008 Arizona Irish Festival - Irish Cultural Center, 602-308-4601 or www.azirishfestival.org

4 - WINSLOW: 10th Annual “Standin’ on the Corner” Just Cruisin’ Car Show - La Posada Hotel, 928-289-2434 or 928-289-4681 or www.winslowarizona.org

10-12 - CAMP VERDE: 52nd Annual Fort Verde Days, 928-567-3275 or www.azstateparks.com or www.visitcampverde.com

10-12 - PHOENIX: 48th Annual Greater Phoenix Greek Festival, 602-264-2791 or 602-264-7863 or www.holytrinityphx.org

11 - PAYSON: Dog Day in the Park,10am-2pm, Payson Off Leash Dog Park

11-12 - PAYSON: Payson Rimstones 11th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Tonto Apache Reservation Recreation Center

12 - FLAGSTAFF: Autumn Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, 928-233-3211 or www.lowell.edu

15-16 - SCOTTSDALE: Thoroughbred Breeders Sale - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or 602-942-1310 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld

16-19 - PHOENIX: Rigoletto - Phoenix Symphony Hall, www.azopera.com

18 - GLOBE/MIAMI: 25th Annual Apache Jii Day, 928-425-4495 or 800-804-5623 or www.globemiamichamber.com

19 - CHANDLER: Rick Springfield - Chandler Center for the Arts, http://chandlercenter.org/

20 - FLAGSTAFF: Orionid Meteor Shower - Lowell Observatory, 928-233-3211 or www.lowell.edu

21 - MESA: Acoustic Evening with Vince Gill - Mesa Arts Center, 480-644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com

24-26 - GLENDALE: Men’s Luxury Toy Expo - University of Phoenix Stadium, www.MensLuxuryToyExpo.com

24-25 - PHOENIX: Sha Na Na - Symphony Hall, Lawrence Golan conducts, with the Phoenix Symphony, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

24-26 - PAYSON: Fall Fine Art and Fine Craft Show - Mazatzal Casino Exhibit Hall, 928-472-8147

24-26 - PAYSON: ’Neath the Rim - Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show & Sale - Tonto Apache Tribe Recreation Center, 928-474-2373 or www.paysonrimcountry.com

24-26 - PEORIA: 21st Annual Taste of Greece Food & Dance Festival - St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 623-486-8665 or www.peoriagreekfest.com

24-26 - TEMPE: 4th Annual International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival

25 - PHOENIX: America - Celebrity Theatre, 8pm, 602-267-1600 or www.celebritytheatre.com

25-26 - FLAGSTAFF: 5th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente - Museum of Northern Arizona, for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

29-11/2 - SCOTTSDALE: U.S. Dog Agility Cynosport Games - WestWorld, 972-487-2200 or 480-312-6802 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld or www.usdaa.com

31 - PAYSON: Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Festival, North Rumsey Park, 928-474-5241, ext. 272

31-Nov. 2 - PHOENIX: Midsummer Night’s Dream - Symphony Hall, by Ballet Arizona, a new full-length ballet by Ib Andersen, with musical accompaniment by the Phoenix Symphony, 602-381-1096 or www.balletaz.org

For more events in October, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism Web site www.aot.gov

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