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The members of the Crossroads Foursquare Church invite Rim Country residents and visitors to join them for their fourth annual family fun Gingerbread Party at the church, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17. Space is limited. For reservations, call (928) 474-2602.

Dec. 16 Wednesday

• Christmas Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., hospital lobby

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Well Owners Seminar: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Young Community Center

• Bingo: 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

La Boutique Gift Shop sale 

The La Boutique Gift Shop will be holding a Christmas sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18 in the main lobby of Payson Regional Medical Center.

Water well seminar

A free seminar for well owners in Young is planned from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Young Community Center on Highway 288, between the fire station and Young Public Library.

University of Arizona’s Kristine Uhlman and Dr. Janick Artiola will discuss groundwater and water quality, well operation and maintenance, drilling, and testing and treatment options.

For more information or disability accommodation, please contact Chris Jones, Gila County’s Cooperative Extension Agent, at (928) 402-8586.

Dec. 17 Thursday

• Christmas Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., hospital lobby

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Moose Lodge Dinner Special: 5 p.m., Highway 260 in Star Valley

• Gingerbread Party: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Crossroads Foursquare Church

Gingerbread Party

The members of the Crossroads Foursquare Church invite Rim Country residents and visitors to join them for their fourth annual Gingerbread Party at the church, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17. Space is limited. For reservations, call (928) 474-2602.

Dec. 18 Friday

• Christmas Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., hospital lobby

• Bake Sale and Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 215 N. Beeline Highway

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion

• Piano Festival: 2 p.m., Gila Community College Room 301

GCC presents piano festival

The Gila Community College piano class students of Dr. Victoria Harris will present a piano festival at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18. The program will feature solo and ensemble numbers, as well as the students’ original compositions.

The program will be held in Room 301, the community room, at Gila Community College Payson Campus, 201 N. Mud Springs Road.

The program is open to the public free of charge. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Bake sale and craft fair

The members of the Payson Senior Circle will have a bake sale and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 at the Senior Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. There will be breads, cookies, pies and more, plus holiday décor, crafts and gift items.

Dec. 19 Saturday

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Benefit for Marcy Rogers: 3 p.m., Kelly’s Sweet Revenge in Star Valley

Kelly’s Sweet Revenge sets benefit for Marcy Rogers

A benefit to raise money for the funeral expenses for Marcy Rogers, founder of Payson Community Kids, is planned for 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 at Kelly’s Sweet Revenge in Star Valley, with the help of the Modified Motorcycle Association Rim Country District.

Items are needed for a raffle and an auction. Donations can be dropped off at Kelly’s anytime. For more info, contact Becca at (928) 978-2850 or Joan at (928) 978-2394.

An account (842043861) has been set up at Chase Bank for donations.

Rogers was found deceased in her home Saturday, Dec. 5. She started the program for “her kids” in 1996, and helped countless families in the community.

Dec. 20 Sunday

• Christmas Programs: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Mount Cross Lutheran Church

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Bingo: 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

Christmas programs Sunday at Mount Cross

Mount Cross Lutheran Church is presenting two Christmas programs Sunday, Dec. 20. The 8:30 a.m. service will be a Christmas Cantata — a service of Christmas music and readings. The 10:30 a.m. service will be a sermon and song service, with music and sermons pertinent to the season. There will be a coffee break between the two services.

The members of the church cordially invite all citizens of Payson to attend. Mount Cross is at 601 E. Highway 260, just east of Safeway.

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