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Payson Town Hall and the Payson Public Library will have new hours starting June 28. The Town Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, it will be closed Sunday and holidays, including July 5.

June 25 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

Z-Coil Shoes

New Z-Coil shoes are on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 in the main lobby of the Payson Regional Medical Center, 807 S. Ponderosa St. Styles include sneakers, boots, clogs, sandals and much more.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary. 

For more information, call MHA at (928) 472-2588.

June 26 Saturday

• Hike: 8 a.m., PATS hike of Peach Loop Trail, meet at Peach Orchard Trailhead

• Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Sawmill Crossing, Payson; pie baking contest

• Health Resource Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Free parent training: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Payson Police Department training room

• 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

• Concert Under the Stars: 7 p.m., Green Valley Park amphitheatre, Southern Comfort

Hike this weekend

Join a free group hike this Saturday. A Payson Area Trails System hike on Peach Loop Trail is planned for Saturday, June 26.

The hike will start at 8 a.m., so get to the Peach Orchard Trailhead early to register.

The trailhead is 1.7 miles west of the Beeline, take West Main to Country Club Drive (it is essentially the same road). Park opposite the Payson Country Club.

The hike is a 3-mile loop of moderate to difficult terrain. Be sure to bring water.

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, June 26, 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, June 27, 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. 

Pie baking contest

The Payson Farmers Market will have a pie baking contest Saturday, June 26.

Awards will be given for best taste, best appearance, best crust and most original. There will also be a People’s Choice award presented

Rules: fruit pies only; pie must be made by entrant; only one pie per entrant.

Pie check-in is at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26. The contest is at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 26.

The Payson Farmers Market is at the Sawmill Crossing shopping center. The market is between Chili’s restaurant and the Sawmill Theatres.

It is open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to noon.

Health Resource Fair

The Pine-Strawberry Health Resource Fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26 under the ramada at the Pine Community Center. The event is hosted by Dr. Lisa York, S.C.A.F. (Senior Citizens Affair Foundation), the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department, Hospice Compassus and Payson Care Center.

There will be experts available to answer questions, provide resources and administer various diagnostic tests such as blood pressure and oxygen level (both are free), plus diabetes screening; cholesterol level; kidney, liver and cardiac function; and many more for a small fee.

Free parent training

Parent, grandparents, foster or adoptive parents raising or working with pre-teens or teenagers are invited to the Arizona’s Children Association’s free, three-credit training Parenting/Raising Teens — Behavioral Issues and Positive Discipline.

Trainer Ann Clemons will cover a myriad of subjects relating to identity, sexuality, destructive behaviors, health (drugs, alcohol, suicide), coping strategies, redirection and teaching responsibility for teens.

The session is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at the Payson Police Department training room, 303 N. Beeline Highway.

Registration is required, contact Kelli Schuttinga with Arizona’s Children Association at (928) 232-7149 or e-mail cschuttinga@arizonaschildren.org.

Dude Fire commemoration

A new exhibit on the Dude Fire is now on display at the Rim Country Museum and will be available for viewing for at least a year.

In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit, the museum is hosting the Dude Fire Memorial Service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of one of the state’s largest fires.

The day’s guest speaker will be Jim Paxon, who will also be signing copies of his books, as will Rim Country historian Stan Brown.

The museum is in Green Valley Park, 700 Green Valley Parkway. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Tuesday. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, 55 and older; $3 for those 12 to 17; and free for those under 12.

Concert Under the Stars

Enjoy the music of Southern Comfort at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at Green Valley Park.

Southern Comfort is comprised of seasoned musicians who play country music, southern rock, and popular music from the 1980s and 1990s.

The group will perform at the park bandstand in the amphitheatre area. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Vendor booths open at 6 p.m. The concert is free.

June 27 Sunday

• PAHH charity golf outing: Chaparral Pines Golf Club, registration starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon, call 928) 474-0330 for details.

• 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

Charity golf event

Tee it up with Payson Area Habitat for Humanity to help put five more families in their own home. PAHH is hosting a charity golf outing Sunday, June 27 at Chaparral Pines Golf Club in Payson. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon.

There will be various prizes, including a $50,000 Hole-In-One. Additional awards include closest to the pin and beat the Pro.

Registration fees are $95 for members, $125 for guests. Forms are available at the PAHH ReStore, (928) 474-0330. Money raised will go directly for building construction costs.

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