Getaway Around Rim Country


Benefit dinner

The Community Presbyterian Church and its Child Learning Center are participating in the Prison Ministries Fellowship Program, which sponsors an Angel Tree for the area’s children with a parent in prison.

To raise money for the program the pre-K class at the Child Learning Center will present a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5. In addition to the dinner, there will be entertainment, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and more.

Call Carolyn at (928) 474-2059 for more information.

Health & Care Fair

The Community Health & Care Fair is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 6 at the old gym at Payson High School.

There will be services for children through the Gila County Health Department and numerous screenings for adults will be also available, as will flu shots. There are nominal fees for some of the services, including the flu shots.

Reunion, dedication in Tonto Basin

There will be an alumni reunion and dedication at the Little Red School House in Tonto Basin at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6.

Students who were enrolled at the Little Red School between 1925 and 1980 are being sought for a celebration of the old building’s rebirth.

Reservations are requested. Contact Teri Cline, P.O. Box 369, Tonto Basin, Ariz 85553 or Betty Sue Conway, 915 N. Deer Creek Rd., Payson, Ariz 85541 or e-mail

Birthday bash

The Junction 87 band will be celebrating its members’ combined birthdays on Saturday, Nov. 6 with a Birthday Bash at Jakes Corner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Come help celebrate the birthdays with cake and dance the night away.

Benefit chili supper

PAWS will sponsor the benefit chili supper for the Humane Society of Central Arizona this year.

The 14th Annual Chili Supper will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. The chili supper will again be at the Elks Lodge on Airport Road. The cost is still $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under

Tickets are available at the Humane Society Shelter, 812 S. McLane Road, the Humane Society Thrift Store, 404 W. Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce Office, 100 W. Main Street, Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road and at the door.

Enjoy entertainment by the band Blue Frog, participate in raffles, auctions and more and, of course, have a great meal.

All proceeds go to caring for the homeless animals of Rim Country.

For more information about the event or about the Humane Society of Central Arizona, call the shelter at (928) 474-5590, PAWS in the Park member, Donna Rokoff at (928) 472-1542 or Humane Society volunteer, Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132.

New Christy Minstrels

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.

A limited number of single performance tickets may be available at the door for $30 each.

High Country Holiday Bazaar

Get some holiday shopping done from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 at Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main St., Payson.

Choose from handmade art, crafts and even baked goods. Shoppers can also purchase a barbecue lunch and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and get free photos.

Holiday parade entries sought

It’s that time of year again - Saturday, Dec. 4 the 10th Annual Main Street Parade will transform Historic Main Street into a magical holiday wonderland. The parade will proceed west on Main Street from Sawmill Crossing to Julia Randall School starting at 6 p.m. Immediately following the parade come to Santa’s Workshop at the Ox Bow for more fun for the kids.

In celebration of our 10th year, participate in the parade for only $10. Entry applications are available online at and must be submitted by Nov. 19. For more information call (928) 978-2538 or (602) 469-2611.


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