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Celebrate autumn with artists during the First Friday celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 6 on Historic Main Street. The First Friday event will have artist Curt Harp (work above) at Artists of the Rim Gallery, while Glenda Roark and Jeff Wiles will be featured at Down the Street Art Gallery. The event also kicks off the Main Street Merchants Guild’s second annual Scarecrow Contest. (See details in the Nov. 4 Rim Review.)

Nov. 4 Wednesday

• Blood Drive: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Payson High School old gym

• 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

• Service of Healing: 6 p.m., 507 W. Wade

• Merchant Marine Reunion: 6 p.m., airport conference room

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

• “The Three Musketeers”: 7:30 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

Blood donors could win Phoenix Coyotes tickets

United Blood Services will sponsor a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the old Payson High School gym, 514 W. Wade Lane.

Walk-ins are always welcome, or make an appointment online at www.bloodhero .com or call 877-448-GIVE. Bring your ID.

For more information, call Meena Rustagi at (928) 474-2233.

Special Healing Service

Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special Service of Healing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4. Physical, spiritual and emotional well-being will be the focus of the service. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto at (928) 474-5440.

Merchant Marine reunion

Payson has an astonishing number of Merchant Marine veterans. A reunion will be held at the airport conference room at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4.

This reunion is for anyone in any way associated with the Merchant Marine: veterans, widows, children, grandchildren, historians and others. Friends are also invited. Come early and enjoy a supper before the meeting. Those attending will order from the menu and pay, with service in the conference room.

For details, call (928) 468-1011.

Nov. 5 Thursday

• 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

Register for Turkey Trot 5k

The Turkey Trot 5k, a 3.1-mile fitness run beginning and finishing at Green Valley Park, is planned for Saturday, Nov. 21. The race will start at 9 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m.

Preregister between now and Nov. 3 for $20. After Nov. 3 the fee is $25 and there is no T-shirt guarantee for late registrants. Registration ends Nov. 9.

Body Mapping seminar

Body Mapping is a fun, yet powerful method of discovering what the inner messages of your cells are that are being expressed and manifested in your body through aches, pains and/or health conditions.

Gila Community College, 201 N. Mud Springs Road, will present “Body Mapping — Become Cell-lingual” with Vivian Seville at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

Vivian Seville, Joyologist, CNA, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist with more than a decade of experience.

For more information, call 468-8039.

Congressional District 1 debate in Lakeside

Bradley Beauchamp and Russell Bowers, Republican candidates for 2010 election will meet in a debate at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 at The Living Church, 3072 Lockwood Dr., Lakeside, Ariz.

State Senator Sylvia Allen will be speaking as well.

Nov. 6 Friday

• 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

Celebrate fall at First Friday

The First Friday celebration for November will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 on old Main Street in Payson.

Many of the participating merchants will have special scarecrows on display for the Second Annual Scarecrow Contest, which will benefit the Payson area drive to supply the food banks in the Rim Country.

Down The Street Art Gallery will also feature artists Jeff Wiles and Glenda Roark.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will celebrate November’s First Friday with a Thanksgiving theme. In keeping with the spirit of the season, shoppers and visitors may donate canned or nonperishable food for the food bank and receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. There will be refreshments and hot apple cider and live musical entertainment by Wayne Todd.

Join Jennifer’s Skin Care on First Friday for a little cider and a chance at winning a bottle of Eminence Organics Body Lotion valued at $49. Jennifer’s is also in the scarecrow contest, so make sure to check out the Cowgirl scarecrow, Babe.

Get your MoJo going at MoJoe’s Café with hot chocolate and coffee on First Friday and then skip next door to Re-Runs to enjoy the fun with their treats and warm conversation.

Artists of the Rim Gallery will have a reception for its featured artist for November, Curt Harp.

Help the Humane Society

Join the gathering at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art and “Fall into the Magic of Main Street.” Enjoy dinner and dessert while listening to Cindy & Lupe of Sounds Unlimited. The event will support two Humane Society fund-raisers.

Chef Gary Bedsworth is once again grilling gourmet brats from Charlie’s Meats.  For $5, diners can buy a brat with grilled onions and peppers and also get chips and a soda. All net proceeds go to the Humane Society. In addition, the Humane Society will be having a bake sale for its new program, “Second Chance.” This program provides medical care, including surgery for the most needy of their animals.

The event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art, 520 W. Historic Main Street.

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