Community Almanac



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The Tonto Community Concert Association will present The New Christy Minstrels in a performance at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Payson High School auditorium.

Nov. 2 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

Nov. 3 Wednesday

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

• 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

• Business program: 4 p.m., deadline to register for special business program to be held Nov. 9

• Peter Pan: 7 p.m., Payson High School auditorium, continues through Saturday, Nov. 6

Get tips for a new approach to business

A program from the Rural Development Office of the Arizona Department of Commerce is planned from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Rim Country Mall (former Sears Store location).

Program manager Tom Doyle will present “A New Approach to Business” with the assistance of Payson Mayor Kenny Evans.

Reservations are due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3. Call (928) 474-5242, extension 267 to confirm attendance.

PHS presents Peter Pan

PHS Longhorn Theatre Company proudly presents Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, in a new version by John Caird and Trevor Nunn at the Payson High School Auditorium, produced with permission from the Dramatists Play Services, Inc. 440 Park Ave, New York, N.Y.

Performances will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 6. A matinee will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $1 off at: MoJoe’s Café, 503 W. Main St., Payson, (928) 478-8828 and East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Suite 102, Payson, (928) 468-2435.

Prices at the door will be $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Nov. 4 Thursday

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

• 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

• Time Out Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., dollar days sale

• Moose Lodge Dinner Special: 5 p.m., Highway 260 in Star Valley

Time Out Thrift Shop dollar days

Take “time out 2 shop” for fantastic savings at the Time Out Thrift Store Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5 for a $1 Days Sale.

Fill a shoppin bag with any regular clothing and buy it all for just a dollar (no boutique or Western wear is included).

There will be more dollar bargains available.

The thrift shop is located at 500 S. Beeline Highway, across the street from Wendy’s.

The store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and donation hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Volunteers are available to pick up furniture and other larger donations. Just call (928) 474-3989 to schedule a pick-up.

Nov. 5 Friday

• Holiday sale: 6:30 a.m. to noon, Shepherd of the Pines, boutique, cookie walk and yard sale, continues Saturday

• Fall Craft & Bake Sale: 9 a.m., St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church

• 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

• Benefit dinner: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Presbytieran Church, 800 W. Main, Payson

• First Friday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., various merchants and organizations on Historic W. Main, Payson

Boutique, yard sale, cookie walk

A boutique and yard sale will be held the mornings of Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane.

Shoppers will find nice adult and children’s clothing, appliances, books, furniture, lots of household items and much more.

The “cookie walk” will feature a large variety of homemade cookies.

For more information, call (928) 474-8753 or (928) 468-8371.

Fall Craft Festival, Bake Sale

Don’t miss the annual Fall Craft Festival and Bake Sale sponsored by the St. Philip the Apostle Mystical Rose Sodality from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 7.

There will be unique handcrafted gifts, delicious baked goods, and a bargain book and gift table. Special prizes will be awarded Sunday when tickets are drawn: first is a lovely porcelain doll, second a yo-yo quilt and third is a handmade afghan.

Angel Tree fund-raiser

The Pre-K class at Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center does a community service project every year. This will be the fifth year that the class has chosen to help children who are less fortunate by raising money to buy presents. The goal is to be able to buy a “want” and a “need” for as many children as possible (there are 39 names on the list).

To raise the necessary funds, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner/Bake Sale at 800 W. Main St. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5.

The event will include a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will offer a photo session for just $5; a Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long led by the Payson Girl Scouts from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; a Bake Sale; wonderful raffle items; and a “Pennies for Presents” collection jar along with live musical entertainment.

All proceeds from this event will go toward purchasing presents for Prison Ministry Fellowship children with the Pre-K students doing the shopping and wrapping of gifts. Help our children learn to care for others by joining us as we work together for Payson and the Rim Country youth. Call (928) 474-2059 for more information. Dine in or take out available.

First Friday

The First Friday theme at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is Give Thanks.

Proprietors Ken and Brenda Mooney give thanks for their customers and the fun times they’ve had on Main Street.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, locals and tourists can gather on Bootleg Alley’s porch to enjoy a Kiwanis brat while listening to the music of Brandon Shepard. Guests can purchase See’s Candy for the holiday season from the Soroptimists. As always, the Humane Society of Central Arizona will be selling raffle tickets and accepting donations. 

November is a time to be thankful for what we have and to give to those less fortunate. Payson residents and visitors can donate canned goods and cash to the Payson Food Bank at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art, 520 W. Main St. The spirit of giving is always in the air at First Friday.  

Down The Street Art Gallery is kicking off the holiday season with its 2nd Annual Payson High School Photography Show. Judges Bernadette Heath, Jon Gunzel and Down The Street’s own Amy Anderson will select first-, second- and third-place winners, with gallery guests choosing a People’s Choice winner. The winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

The students’ photographs will be on display and for sale the entire month of November.

Anderson will be taking pictures all during First Friday festivities in her special photo booth. The photos will be sold for $5 each, with proceeds used to buy Christmas gifts for children in need. With the purchase of your photo you will get a chance to win a piece of art donated by some of the gallery artists, but you must be present at 7:45 p.m. to win.

Visitors to Artists of the Rim Gallery’s First Friday event in November along Payson’s Main Street are in store for a rare and exciting evening when Steve Taylor, artist, musician and cowboy poet will be guest.

The Humane Society Thrift Shop will be open until 8 p.m. to take part in the First Friday festivities. There are lots of jeans in the shop currently and they are on sale for only $1.50 until the stock is cleared.

Raffle tickets are being sold for a brand new XBox 360 and a remote-controlled Bigfoot. Tickets are $3 each, or five tickets for $10. The winners will be drawn on Dec. 11, just in time for Christmas.


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