March 13 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
• Square Foot Gardening: 10 a.m., Flant Fair Nursery, Star Valley, free
• Spring Fling: 10 a.m., Pine Community Center
• AARP Safe Driver class: noon,Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway
This weekend, the Regional Payson Area Project for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points:
• Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13, weather permitting. The Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.
• The Pine Pit, located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine, remains closed due to excessively muddy conditions.
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.
Square Foot Gardening
Learn about the Square Foot Gardening method in a free presentation by Rod and Brenda Ross, certified trainers, at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 13 at Plant Fair Nursery in Star Valley.
Participants will learn the basics of square foot gardening: how to set up their square foot garden, how to produce healthy fruits and vegetables, and how to garden without digging or weeding.
Spring Fling in Pine
Regardless of what the weather may have in store, the Pine-Strawberry Business Community plans to celebrate its first annual Spring Fling in Pine starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 13.
There will be many fun things to do for your entire family, including several contests, live music and a classic car show. There is no admission.
AARP Driver Safety class
An AARP Driver Safety class will be held at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13.
This is a classroom refresher for motorists aged 50 and older who have years of driving experience. The cost is $14, but AARP members will receive a $2 discount if they bring their membership card.
Participants may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. Bring your driver’s license. Call the Senior Circle at (928) 468-1012 to register.
March 14 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
• Jazz Concert: 2 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main, Payson, $5 donation
• Gospel Concert: 6 p.m., Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson
The Ken Taylor Quartet will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 14 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.
The concert will feature songs about spring, and includes Ken Taylor, flugelhorn and trumpet; Woody Woodrow, piano; Jack Radavich, bass; and Gerry Reynolds, drums — and possibly a special guest or two.
A $5 donation is requested at the door and includes refreshments.
To confirm attendance, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at (602) 619-3355.
Blackwood Legacy to perform Sunday in Payson
Rick Price, a veteran of more than 30 years in gospel music ministry will present a dynamic tribute concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 14 at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane.
Price first joined the Blackwood Brothers in the late 1970s, and is honored to have been a part of that awesome ministry for much of this career. When Cecil Blackwood became unable to travel due to the illness that would eventually take his life, he handed over management of the Blackwood Brothers to Price.
After Cecil’s death, the decision was made to retire the Blackwood Brothers name, but it was Cecil’s wish that the legacy of this great music continue. So, with the family’s blessing, Price and Chris Blackwood formed the Blackwood Legacy in tribute to the legendary quartet.
Price has gathered some of the most talented and sought-after gospel artists on the scene today to create a dynamic Blackwood Brothers tribute concert that features the well-remembered old favorites such as “Beula Land” and “How Great Thou Art.” Included in the talented lineup is Washington State native, Luke Yates, a dynamic pianist and vocalist who recently exploded on the Gospel music scene; and former Florida Boys Tenor, Don E. Thomas, with his signature “high as the sky” tenor voice.
The concert is free. For more information, call (928) 474-2602 or 866-855-1036.