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Payson Art League invites the public to this year’s annual Fall Show being held Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center, south of Payson. The event is free on Saturday and Sunday. For a $5 donation, the public is also invited to the gala Friday night premiere from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

Oct. 23 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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Register now through Monday, Oct. 26 for the next Dutch Oven Cooking class presented by the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. The class is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 for those 16 and older at Rumsey Park, Ramada 4. The cost is $30 per person.

Learn how to cook main dishes, apple pie and fresh bread from award-winning Dutch Oven cooking instructors. Loaner ovens will be available.

Wilderness First Aid course

Register now through Oct. 30 for a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course (American Red Cross certification). The class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 at the Payson Police Department, 303 N. Beeline Highway.

The fee is $125 for this comprehensive two-day course designed to teach participants and outdoor enthusiasts the skills needed to survive in an emergency medical situation until help is available. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification, valid for three years.

Prerequisites: CPR certification is not required although it is highly recommended. 

Payson Art League Fall Show

Payson Art League invites the public to this year’s annual Fall Show being held Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center, on Highway 87 just south of Payson.

The event is free on Saturday and Sunday. For a $5 donation, the public is also invited to the gala Friday night premiere from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact event co-coordinator Glenda Roark at (928) 468-6965 or visit www.paysonartleague.org.

  Payson Oktoberfest

Rim Country Home Brewers Beer Tasting Competition is Oct. 23, 24, 25. It is sponsored by Western Village and Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. and hosted by Payson’s Wagon Wheel Territory Merchants. Beer, entertainment and food will be part of the event.

For more information, go online to www.western-collectibles.com  or call Abbie Caplin at (928) 205-9119.

Oct. 24 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 breakfast

A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane. Proceeds will benefit Tonto Basin resident Sharon Hewitt.

Two weeks ago, Mrs. Hewitt lost everything in a fire that consumed the home she was renting.

For more information, call (928) 474-9308 or (928) 468-8371.

RPAP brush pit schedule

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

Saturday, Oct. 24, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 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. Properly bagged Yellow Starthistle or other listed noxious weed species will also be accepted and will be burned. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted.

RPAP brush pits are intended for the use of private citizens who are working to clear their properties for wildfire risk reduction and to create defensible space around their homes. They are not intended for commercial use, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.  

  Winter clothes give-away

Winter clothes will be given away from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Payson Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway (across from KMOG). There will be coats, sweatshirts, pants, shirts and more for all sizes, including infants and children.

Chili cook-off in Pine

The Pine-Strawberry Senior Center will have a chili cook-off beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87.

There is no charge to enter the competition, however persons interested in participating must pre-register. Entries will be limited to 50. A $3 fee will be charged to sample the various chilies and cast a vote for the favorite.

If you have any questions, you can call Sheri Earp at 476-3655, Judy Mueller at 476-6512, or The Pine Thrift Store at 476-4633.

Rabies clinic

A low-cost rabies clinic is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St. The shot is $10, licenses for both the town and county will also be sold.

For details, call (928) 474-9292.

Tie Dye party

Pine by Design is sponsoring a pre-Halloween Tie Dye Party for kids starting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

The owners ask participants to bring a pre-washed T-shirt (white works best) and they will supply everything else. They will also provide some decorating items and goodie bags for the participants.

Reservations are recommended to help determine the amount of supplies needed.  To reserve a spot, call (928) 476-3880.

Pine by Design will also be having a pumpkin patch set up through Halloween. For just $5 you can pick out a prize pumpkin. Stop by anytime you see the pumpkins out in the big field surrounding the shop.

Oct. 25 Sunday

• 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

Reformation Sunday services

Mount Cross Lutheran Church cordially invites members of the community to special services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, Reformation Sunday. There will be a special guest speaker who will provide insights on the birth of the protestant movement in Europe and subsequently in the New World. There is a social hour between the services.

Mount Cross is at 601 E. Highway 260, (between Safeway and Giant).

Co-dependent behaviors

Guest speaker Ken Crump will present “Co-Dependent No More... Mostly” — a light-hearted look at co-dependent behaviors and ways to recognize them at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.

For more information, call (602) 793-7611.

Tonto Basin Bible Church musical tribute program

A musical tribute to America and Old Time “Tent Type” Revivals will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Tonto Basin Bible Church. Professional musician Phil Dickey will present the program.

For more information, call (928) 479-2299.

Oct. 26 Monday

• 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

Diabetes support program

The Diabetes Support Program will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. The speaker will be Lisa Thormal, RN from Scottsdale Healthcare.

Reserve a spot by calling (928) 472-9290.

Free CPR class

Mogollon Health Alliance, in conjunction with the Payson Fire Department, will be holding a free Heartsaver CPR class from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26. Please call Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588 for more information. Pre-registration is required.

Oct. 27 Tuesday

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

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Kirkpatrick staff in Payson

Staff members for the office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will be hosting open office hours in Payson at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Members of the Congresswoman’s staff will be holding office hours at the Board of Supervisors Office on the third and fifth Tuesday in October. They will be making sure that folks in Rim Country can get help dealing with the federal government and share their thoughts on what’s happening in Arizona and Washington.

Oct. 28 Wednesday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 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

Coffee with CASA

Make a difference in a child’s life. Learn how you can speak up for a child in court. Learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program and how to volunteer to help children who find themselves in the court system at a Coffee with CASA from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the CASA office, 714 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 201.

For more information, contact Katrisha Stuler, CASA Program Manager, (928) 474-7145 or kstuler@courts.az.gov.

Halloween Maze Party

There will be a Halloween Maze Party from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Tonto Apache Gym. There is no admission, but donations of canned food for the needy will be welcomed. The event will have free food and candy.

To learn more, contact the Tonto Apache Gym Director Eric Pendleton at the gym, (928) 474-7093 or (928) 978-0575.

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