The Small Business Administration will host a workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 in Room 301 at Gila Community College, 201 N. Mud Springs Road.
The workshop will focus on the SBA funding established in the federal Economic Stimulus Plan. The speaker is Steven Hale, the new SBA representative from Show Low.
Senior Circle member potluck Wednesday
The Payson Regional (Medical Center) Health Outreach Facility and Senior Circle will have a member luncheon salad potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at 215 N. Beeline Highway. The cost is free for those accompanied by a salad to share. Reserve a spot by calling (928) 472-9290.
Blood drive Friday
There will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the Payson Walmart parking lot, 300 N Beeline Highway.
Contact Sherry Ralls or Colleen Pointer at (928) 474-0029 or go to www.bloodhero.com.
Class of 1989 reunion
The Class of 1989 will have a reunion June 19 and June 20. The organizers need to hear from as many members of the class as possible to finalize arrangements. Contact Stacy Larson at email@example.com or on Facebook.
Hike Monument Peak Loop Trail Saturday
Join Parks and Recreation hiking instructors for a Payson Area Trails System (PATS) Group-Led Hike on the Monument Peak Loop Trail starting at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 20.
Participants will meet at the Monument Peak Loop Trailhead, which is approximately 3.3 miles east of Highway 260 on Granite Dells Road. The hike is three miles long and is easy hiking, with a mostly crushed granite trail surface and only a few inclines. Expect a little seasonal water on the trail.
This is a free event. Participants should wear hiking boots and bring water. Pre-registration is preferred, but participants can also register the day of the event. Please call the Payson Parks and Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 358 for more information, or visit www.paysonparks.com.
Mind-Body-Spirit Exploration June 20
On Saturday, June 20, Vivian Seville will present the next experiential seminar in Gila Community College’s Mind-Body-Spirit Exploration Series.
It is widely accepted that our beliefs create our reality. PSYCH-K is a very safe, effective and non-invasive method of:
1) Identifying beliefs stored at the subconscious level that are not serving you and
2) Replacing these old beliefs with new beliefs that support you in creating the life you are really wanting.
Vivian Seville, Joyologist, CNA, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist with more than a decade of experience.
In her work, Vivian addresses all aspects of a client’s healing – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She believes rediscovering what brings you joy will ultimately reconnect you with your health.
This event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20 at the GCC Payson campus, 201 N. Mud Springs Road.
Deep Pit Bar-B-Que
The 31st Annual Deep Pit Bar-B-Que takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at the Payson Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road.
The meal includes meat, fixin’s, drink and dessert at a cost of $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Alberta Cook is celebrating 80 years with a retrospective art show. Friends and former students are invited to the program, which will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at 201 E. Forest Drive. Cook’s children — Julie, Brenda and Kelly Cook — host the retrospective.
Summer Concert in the Park Saturday
The Summer Concert in the Park series continues Saturday, June 20 with the Landon Shill Band, featuring country and rock music.
Bring the whole family, along with lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this free concert in Green Valley Park. Concessions open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m.
Vacation Bible Schools
Ponderosa Baptist Church is presenting “Starlight Rescue” vacation Bible school from June 22 through June 26. Children ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to attend from 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. each day. Sign up by calling Ponderosa Baptist Church at (928) 474-9279. Ponderosa Baptist Church is at 1800 N. Beeline Highway. Transportation offered.
Rock of Ages
The Rock of Ages Lutheran Church will present a vacation Bible school from 1 to 3:30 p.m., June 22 through June 26. The program is for children ages 4 to 12. Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is at the corner of Airport Road and North McLane Road. Registration is 1 p.m., Monday, June 22. For more information, call (928) 474-2098 or (928) 474-3820.
Kingdom of the Son Safari Adventure
Calvary Chapel is having Vacation Bible School July 13, through July 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is free, just call 458-0801 to sign up. Children must be 3 years (potty-trained) to 6th grade. Space is limited, first come, first served, so sign up soon!
For more information, contact Calvary Chapel at 468-0801.
Senior Circle Lunch and Learn June 23
The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, offers a Lunch and Learn program the third or fourth Tuesday of every month.
The next program is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 with Dr. Terrence Rousseau, who will discuss the pros and cons of PSA screenings.
Reservations are required. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a spot and for more details.
Time Out fashion show
The Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon for Time Out, Inc. is from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at the Elks Lodge on Airport Road, just west of the Beeline Highway.
Residents and visitors can support Time Out — the area’s only shelter for the victims of domestic violence — with their presence. Tickets are just $15.
Enjoy an afternoon of fun, a great luncheon and the opportunity to “Shop for Less.” The wonderful, donated clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc. is impressive. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on the items they like. There will also be raffles, prizes and surprises.
Purchase tickets from a board member, at the Time Out Thrift Shop, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, or call (928) 472-8007 and ask for Sharon Jackson, volunteer coordinator.
Fry Bread Taco Dinner
A Fry Bread Taco Dinner will be served at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27 for a donation of $8 per person and $5 for children under 12.
The dinner will include a Fry Bread Taco with all the fixings, a soft drink and dessert. Dessert will be a choice of a dessert taco or ice cream with cookies.
Ponderosa Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star, a nonprofit, coed fraternal organization, sponsors this event.
Gospel trio to perform
The First Baptist Church of Pine will present a concert with The Royalaires, an exciting gospel trio that has thrilled audiences all over the United States and Scotland. The program is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at the cultural hall at the Pine Community Center. A love offering will be received at the concert.
For details, call (928) 476-3552.
Fund-raiser for prostate cancer research
Safeway in Payson is having a used book and movie drive to raise funds for prostate cancer research. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to donate gently used books and movies. There will be a collection bin and sale at Safeway throughout June and July.
Additionally raffle tickets for a barbecue grill, donated by The Home Depot, are available through July 2.
Blood drive June 28
There will be a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Mazatzal Casino Bingo Room, Highway 87, Mile Marker 251.
Contact Luci Shaw at (928) 474-6044, ext. 6914 or go to www.blood hero.com.
Register now for youth recreation program
Register your child today for the Payson Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Recreation Program, Session 2, which will be held June 29 through July 16 for children going into first through fifth grades.
This is a fantastic opportunity to keep your children safe, busy and happy over summer break. Children will participate in inside and outside games, do arts and crafts, go on field trips, walk to the parks and have a snack all under the supervision of certified teachers and their assistants.
Hours of the program are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon; the cost is $75 per child and space is limited. To register, visit the Parks office, 1000 W. Country Club Drive, or call (928) 474-5242 ext. 7 with questions. Registration needs to be done in person by parents.
Be a part of the Fourth of July Parade
There will be an “Old Time Family Parade” held on Main Street on the 4th of July. Merchants will be handing out flags to wave.
It is free to enter. Decorate yourself or your kids, pets, golf carts, ATVs strollers or wagons. No large floats this time, just small-town fun.
If you would like to participate, sign up online at www.paysonmainstreet.com/Parade%20Sign-up.htm or call 478-1065.
Independence Day observance July 4
There will be flags flying on Main Street Saturday, July 4. Also, there will be a brief Independence Day observance at the Payson Veterans Memorial in Green Valley Park at 9 a.m. on the 4th of July.
Farmers Market update; assistance needed
Payson’s Community Farmers Market opens July 4. Participants include growers with plots to acreage. The goods scheduled for sale are goat cheese, fudge, honey, jams/jellies, naturally sweetened fruit butters, eggs and baked goods. And there will be an ice cream vendor for the kids or young at heart.
The market will be at the Community Presbyterian Church and open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October.
To help us bring quality local food to residents and visitors, and create jobs and business for the community — help is needed.
Assistance is being sought in the following areas: farmers of food or flowers; plot gardeners who want to co-op; people looking to work or volunteer on market days; leadership in entertainment; groups interested in learning more from speakers about the project; sponsorship or donations of tables, sun canopies, certified scales or other market items; and any other way you may want to participate.
To help or learn more, contact John Roethlein, (928) 472-2249 or Lorian Roethlein, (928) 468-0961.
Community Flea Market
The Community Presbyterian Church offers a fun-filled event on the second Saturday of each month in its parking lot: a community flea market.
Set for July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, sales will open at 7 a.m. and close promptly at 1 p.m. Space registration is held at the church office between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays only. It is just $10 for a 10-foot-by-19-foot space, plus a refundable $10 deposit per vendor. For more information, call (928) 474-2059.