Community Almanac



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The annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup takes place this weekend at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino Event Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 or $2 plus a can of food for local food banks.

Nov. 13 Friday

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

• Quilt Roundup: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center

• 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

• ASU’s Sparky Tour: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., PHS Dome

• Free Gospel Concert: 6 p.m., Church on Randall Place in Pine

Tootsie Roll Drive for Special Olympics this weekend

On Nov. 13, 14 and 15, members of the St. Philip Knights of Columbus will be located at Walmart, Safeway and Bashas’ giving out free Tootsie Rolls to anyone who will accept.

Knights will have canisters to accept donations from the public during the annual, nationwide Knights fund-raiser to help the handicapped. The cost of the Tootsie Rolls is paid by the Knights, so that 100 percent of the donations may be given to the Payson Special Olympics program.

ASU’s Sparky coming to Payson High School Dome

ASU’s Sparky Tour comes to the Payson High School Dome from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Sparky’s tour was established by the athletic department of ASU to provide positive role models to students and inspire them to excel in the classroom and beyond.

Hear from coaches, athletes, administration, cheerleaders and, of course, Sparky.  One student previously nominated by Rim Country Middle School teachers and administration, will be recognized and will receive a signed Sparky poster, a Sparky t-shirt and a tour of ASU. The student will also be given a special “Sparky Award” presented by RCMS principal Gary Witherspoon and Mayor Kenny Evans.

Free gospel concert in Pine

A free Southern Gospel Concert featuring the Johnson Family will be presented at 6 p.m., Friday Nov. 13 at the Church on Randall Place, 6338 W. Randall Place, Pine.

For more information, contact John Lake at (928) 970-4249.

Nov. 14 Saturday

• Holly Berry Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 510 W. Main St.

• High Country Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Julia Randall Elementary gym

• Kiwanis Service Day and Fund-raiser: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pine School

• Merry Mall: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 414 N. Easy Street

• Group-led Hike: 9 a.m., Payson Event Center

• Quilt Roundup: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center

• Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center

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

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

• Humane Society Benefit: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Star Valley Pineview RV Park clubhouse

• Fashion Show and Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., 200 E. Rancho Road

Holly Berry Fair

The Payson Womans Club’s annual Holly Berry Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The women will be serving green chili burros, Mexican soups, chicken salad sandwiches and baked goods. Plenty of hot coffee, tea, pop and water will be on hand.

Two of Sue Owens’ handmade quilts will be in the silent auction, along with other items the women have made, including fleece lap robes. A few antiques and some jewelry will also be available for bidding. Other activities include a white elephant sale, and crafters and vendors. Also, we support the local food bank, so bring a can of food to donate and get two free raffle tickets.

Come on down to the Payson Woman’s Club, located at 510 W. Main St., to do some shopping, have brunch, lunch and visit.

High Country Holiday Bazaar

The 7th annual High Country Holiday Bazaar takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Julia Randall Elementary School Gym.

Don’t miss this year’s fantastic holiday shopping event featuring fine, handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and more. All one-of-a-kind items are set at great prices for your holiday gift-giving. Delicious baked goodies are also available throughout the day.

Don’t miss our famous Barbecue Beef Sandwiches served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your cameras... Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 10 a.m. to noon so the kiddies can share their wishes. Special holiday music is planned for your enjoyment as you shop. And, don’t worry about parking... a FREE shuttle bus will transport you from the Presbyterian Church parking lot to JRE every 15 minutes throughout the event. Come early and enjoy the fun!!!

Free brush disposal pits

The Regional Payson Area Project….for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations, weather permitting:

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Pit is located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine.

All RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.

PATS group hike

Join a group hike from the Payson Event Center to Peach Orchard Trailhead, which is a 4-mile trek (one way). The hike starts at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Payson Event Center and provides views of the Mazatzal Mountain Range, along with riparian areas and old mining ruins.

Participants will get a shuttle back to their cars at the end of the hike. There is no charge.

Merry Mall Nov. 14

The annual Merry Mall craft and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy Street.

There will be crafts for gift-giving and baked goods galore for holiday enjoyment. The ladies will be busy making our popular Baked Potato Bar with all the toppings for your lunch enjoyment. Top if off with a slice of pie.

Holiday arts and crafts sale

The Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild begins its annual holiday sales Saturday, Nov. 14.

The special holiday bazaar includes many unique crafts and beautiful artwork, plus Christmas ornaments, all kinds of holiday decorations and household items.

The bazaar begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. in the arts and crafts room in the Pine Community Center — right in the heart of Pine.

On Sunday, Nov. 15 hours will be noon until 3 p.m. It will also be open the remaining weekends in November, including the Friday after Thanksgiving. For more information, call Gail Jones at (928) 978-0469.

Kiwanis service day and fund-raiser in Pine

The Kiwanis Club of Payson will hold a service project at the Pine school grounds from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. We will meet at the school and help clean up the school grounds, trim trees, trim weeds and remove debris from the playgrounds. Please bring your hand tools, rakes and yard tools to help clean up the playground for the kids.

Following the cleanup, we will have a fund-raiser selling Kiwanis brats and hot dogs, soft drinks and chips to raise funds for the new Kiwanis Terrific Kids program for K-6th grade, and the Kiwanis Builders club for 7th-8th grade.

For more information, contact Dan Tantimonaco in Payson at (928) 951-0615, or Mike Clark in Pine at (928) 476-3283.

Benefit for Humane Society

There will be a benefit for the Humane Society of Central Arizona from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Star Valley PineView RV Park clubhouse.

There will be food and music by KMOG’s Rockin’ Ron and his band. In front of the office, there is a box for donations such as dog toys, collars, leashes and money. Just knock on the door and say, “This is for the fund-raiser.” Most of the items in the box will be sold, and what doesn’t sell will be donated.

Fall Family Fiesta

New Beginnings Pregnancy Center presents the Fall Family Fiesta fund-raising event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Shiloh Christian Fellowship, 501 E. Rancho Road (across from PES).

There will be a Mexican buffet, DJ, game booths, a bounce house, face painting, and lots of great gifts being raffled off at the event.

Advance tickets are on sale now for $8 per person, $15 per couple, and $20 per family. Call 474-7466 for tickets. Raffle and game tickets will be sold during the event.

Fashion show and luncheon 

Ponderosa Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, is sponsoring a fashion show at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road.

The show features fashions from Peggy’s Payson Place and a hot chicken salad luncheon. A donation of $8.50 is requested and the public is invited to attend. The theme will be oriented toward “Dressing Up for Christmas.”

Nov. 15 Sunday

• Quilt Roundup: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center

• 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

Gospel music

Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, will be having a special singing group, The Johnson Family, perform at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15.

The Johnson Family’s musical style is Southern Gospel, with a hint of country. A freewill offering will be taken.

Buy a wreath, help a horse

Buy a Christmas wreath and help feed Kenna (left) and the other rescued horses and burros at New Hope Equine Rescue.

The deadline for ordering is Nov. 15. Free delivery will be made Dec. 7-11. Each wreath, made with fresh evergreen boughs from Minnesota, comes with a hanger and, for each purchase, a tree will be planted.

For more information or to place an order, call Marga at 970-3764. Additional details can be found at www.newhopepmu

Acoustic musicians to celebrate predecessors

The first Payson “Dead Folk Singers Society” gathering will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

This event will be an open stage and jam session for acoustic musicians to celebrate the music and lives of past musicians. A $3 donation will be requested by all who attend, and refreshments will be available. A silent auction is also planned. All proceeds will go to Community Presbyterian Church.

For more information, contact Anne James at (928) 951-4420.


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