Community Almanac



Tom Brossart/Roundup

The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition, which allows boys and girls ages 6-15 to show their football skills in punting, passing and placekicking, is at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the North Multipurpose Field at Rumsey Park. Register onsite the day of the competition, or pre-register at the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office at 1000 W. Country Club Drive, or online at Please call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.

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

Thrift store sale

Dresses, skirts and lamps will be on sale for one-half off the marked prices 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.

Aug. 28 Saturday

• Recycle electronics:8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heber

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Payson Public 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

• Book signing: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Christine Wailand Harrison, East West Exchange

Brush pit schedule

This coming weekend, 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:

Saturday, Aug. 28 the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

Sunday, Aug. 29 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.

Free electronics waste recycling in Overgaard

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will have a free electronics waste recycling event for Heber, Overgaard and the surrounding area from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Mogollon Complex in Overgaard, 2188 W. Country Club Drive.

ADEQ is collecting unwanted televisions, computer equipment, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, stereos, cables and cords.

For more information, call (928) 535-7115 or (928) 535-4323.

Farmers Market

We have 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 farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, every Saturday at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s, in front of Sawmill Theatres.

Learn about drinking water

Cindy Bryant of Healthy Perspectives will present the lecture “Water, Water Everywhere, but from What Source Should I Drink?” at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28.

Participants will learn about living ionized water, the source of life and how to alkalize, hydrate and detoxify the body to improve health and well being. Please register for this educational event at (928) 472-7120.

Learn about nonviolent communication

Would you like to be able to speak your truth in any situation without sounding offensive or demanding? Would you like to be able to hear any message, even if it seems critical, without reacting defensively or taking it personally?

Please join The Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Communication beginning Saturday, Aug. 28 at Gila County Community College. The class is from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Nonviolent Communication is a process of conflict resolution that is based on mutual regard for self and others. It is a set of skills that fosters negotiation with the intention that everyone’s needs matter.

If you have a student ID, you may register online at or visit the Payson campus at 201 N. Mud Springs Road or call (928) 468-8039. The instructor is Donna Steckal, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and certified trainer. Please call (928) 474-4452 for more information about this course.

Book signing, workshop

Christine Wailand Harrison, author and Payson resident, will present a workshop and book signing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 28 at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St.

“How to Play Nice Together: Creating Communities Locally and Globally” is the title of her recently released book which addresses issues about why we are so often divided and in conflict with each other; feelings of isolation and disconnect; how our organizations and workplaces are changing, and how to find our unique talents and sense of contribution.

The workshop is free and open to the public, no reservations required. For information, call (928) 468-2435.

Aug. 29 Sunday

• Rim Country Museum: 1 p.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, open to the public

Aug. 30 Monday

• 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

• CPR class: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Payson Library, call (928) 472-2588 to registration (required)

Free CPR class

The Mogollon Health Alliance, in cooperation with the Payson Fire Department, is offering a CPR class in the meeting room at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30 and is offered at no cost to the public.

Pre-registration is required and class size will be limited to 27. Please call MHA at (928) 472-2588 to pre-register.


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