Community Almanac



Schnepf Farms will be one of the vendors at the Payson Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 19, so expect to find a variety of peaches, plus plums and apples. The Payson Farmers Market is now at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s. For more information, go online to

June 18 Friday

• Benefit yard sale: 7 a.m. to noon, 910 Manzanita Dr., proceeds will help Rim team participate in Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure in the Valley

• 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

• Author speaks: 7 p.m., Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness hosts author Charles Hall

Benefit yard sale

A yard sale will benefit the “Rim Country Tatas” so they can participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-day for Cancer Cure, which takes place in the Valley in November.

The sale will be at 910 Manzanita Dr., on the corner of Easy Street from 7 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. There will be lots of miscellaneous, along with car parts, a silver spoon collection, a crochet bedspread and the odds and ends from three families.

Author is guest speaker

International author Charles Hall will be at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness on Friday, June 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 is requested at the door.

Hall is a physicist and was enlisted in the Air Force. While stationed in at the Mohave Wells Base in Nevada he had the chance to witness alien technology and visitors from another solar system. There were generals and top pentagon officials present interested in trading technology. These stories are slow to surface, but Charles has a remarkable memory and he has published his account in a series of books called the Millennial Hospitality Series.

Rotary induction ceremony reservations due today

An induction ceremony of the new Rotary District Governor Glenn Smith for Rotary District 5510 is planned for 3:30 p.m., Sunday June 27.

The ceremony includes a barbecue for everyone at $15 per plate, those planning to attend need to select a chicken or steak dinner by June 18. Call Marty Stuckenburg at (928) 595-1211 to make a reservation, or go online to or send a check, payable to Rotary D5510, P.O. Box 571, Payson, AZ 85547 and include the attendee names, selection of steak or chicken dinner and a contact number.

June 19 Saturday

• Community flea market: 7 a.m. to noon, 800 W. Main

• Payson Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Sawmill Crossing

• Disc Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m., Rumsey Park Ramada 3

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Run for the Bridge: 10 a.m. registration, poker run to benefit Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

• 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

• Pine Block Party: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pine Community Center ramada

• Spaghetti dinner: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, $6.50 12 and older, $3.25 under 12

• Concert Under the Stars: 7 p.m., Code Blue performs, Green Valley Park amphitheater

Community Flea Market

There will be a Community Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19 at 800 W. Main St.

Rent 10-foot-by-19-foot spaces for just $10; renters must provide their own awning and chairs, but may sell whatever they wish and keep the proceeds. Setup must be completed before 7 a.m. that morning.

Call (928) 474-2059 weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon for information.

Brush pits 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, June 19, 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, June 20, 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.

Student benefit

Help incoming Payson High School freshman Jessie White raise the $1,500 she needs to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference in the Valley in late September. White will have a bake sale and raffle at Bashas’ from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 19.

Disc golf tourney

The 4th Annual Rim Country Open — Arizona Disc Golf Tournament is at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 19 at Rumsey Park Ramada 3. Registration is taking place now.

The fee varies depending on participant category. Forms are available at the parks office in Green Valley Park or online at www.payson

Run for the Bridge

Join a poker run Saturday, June 19 to raise money to help keep Tonto Natural Bridge operating.

Sponsored by Tony G’s Sidewinders Saloon in Pine, the event goal is to help raised the $7,000 needed to keep Tonto Natural Bridge State Park open through September.

Bikes and cars can participate. The fee is $25 per couple or $15 per person. Win $300 with the best hand and $150 with the lowest hand.

Register between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce in Payson, at the corner of Highway 87 and West Main St. or at Sidewinders Saloon at the corner of Highway 87 and Hardscrabble Road in Pine.

Pine block party

The Church on Randall Place will hold its annual block party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 19 at the Community Center in Pine. The whole family is invited to attend the event, which features music by Covenant 31, food, games, a bounce house and more — all for free. 

Spaghetti Dinner

The Order of the Eastern Star will have a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 19 at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road. The menu will include spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce; salad, garlic bread, a dessert and coffee, lemonade, or ice tea. The cost is $6.50 for those 12 and older and $3.25 for those under 12.

Concert Under the Stars

Enjoy the energetic country music of Cody Gibson and Code Blue who will be featured at the Saturday, June 19 Concert Under the Stars in the Green Valley Park Amphitheater.

Vendor booths open at 6 p.m., the music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy another wonderful night in the Rim Country.


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