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The next Payson Farmers Market features a new supply of fresh, Pearl Corn from Concho, Ariz. and cage-, hormone- and pesticide-free chickens from Chino Valley, Ariz. — both smoked and frozen. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, every Saturday at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s, in front of Sawmill Theatres. For details, call Lorian at (928) 468-0961 or go online to www.PaysonFarmersMarket.info.

Aug. 24 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

In an effort to ensure that voices from across the district can be heard in Washington, staff members for the office of Representative Ann Kirkpatrick will be hosting open office hours in Payson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Board of Supervisors Office, 610 E. Highway 260.

Aug. 25 Wednesday

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

• Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Fireside Room

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 4 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

Thrift store sale

Dresses, skirts and lamps will be on sale for one-half off the marked prices Aug. 25 through Aug. 28 at the Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store, 3916 N. Highway 87 in downtown Pine. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Blood drive

The Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Summer Blood Drive is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 25 in the Fireside Room. The hotel and casino is at Highway 87 Mile Marker 251.

If you cannot donate blood, please help us get the word out regarding this life-saving mission. If you would like to volunteer and assist with the blood drive or sign up to donate blood, please contact Luci Shaw at (928) 474-6044. To sign up for an appointment online go to www.bloodhero.com and look up under sponsor code mazatzal.

All donors are entered to win a new VW Beetle.

Clothing distribution

Kaitie’s Closet will be distributing free clothing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Rim Country Middle School.

Anyone in need of children’s clothing is welcome to attend

Aug. 26 Thursday

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

• Book Fair: Thursday and Friday at PRMC lobby

• 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

Community Chest Golf Tournament registration deadline extended

The Community Chest Golf Tournament will be held on Aug. 29 at Chaparral Pines. Deadline for registration has been extended to Aug. 26. The entry fee is $95 for Rim Club and Chaparral Pines members and $125 for non-members. The fee includes golf, a dinner reception and prizes. Each player may bring a guest to the dinner reception for $25.

The tournament benefactors are the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Fund, Kiwanis and Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation.

To register, contract Brad Wright at (928) 468-4350 or visit National Bank of Arizona, 804 S. Beeline Highway.

Book and gift sale

Select from hundreds of new books and gifts at the “Books Are Fun” Fair, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 in the Payson Regional Medical Center main lobby.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance.  For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

New pediatrician answers questions

Payson’s newest pediatrician, Dr. Matilda Garcia, will hold a special program at the Payson Medical Outreach Center (the Senior Circle building) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26.

Garcia will talk about “getting your kids off to a healthy start this school year.”

This is a great opportunity to meet Dr. Garcia and get questions answered at no charge.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Senior Circle office at (928) 472-9290. The facility is at 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Aug. 27 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

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