Getaway Around Rim Country


Women’s fly-fishing offered

Women’s Fly-Fishing 101 and 102 will be offered by Bob Youtz, local fly-fishing instructor, and co-sponsored by Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Participants will learn the basics of fly-fishing for successful ventures in Payson and around the Rim Country. The first class in this series focuses on specific fly-fishing history and information. The second class will include hands-on fly-fishing techniques at Green Valley Lake.

Registration is being accepted through Oct. 15 for the Oct. 23 class, which is $5 per person, 14 and older, and will be held at the Payson Police Department meeting room in the Town Hall complex, 303 N. Beeline Hwy.


The 6th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup takes place Nov. 12-14 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Exhibition Hall. Register now for quilt classes that begin Nov. 11.

Deadline to register for quilt classes

Friday, Oct. 15 is the deadline to register for the quilt classes planned for the 6th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup. The event is from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Exhibition Hall in Payson. However, the classes start Nov. 11. Teachers are: Nancy Brenan Daniel, Lyn Mann, Gina Perkes, Sharon Schamber, J. Michelle Watts, Margaret Wood and an AQS Quilt Appraiser. The classes fill quickly, so early registration is strongly advised.

In addition to the classes, the Quilt Roundup will feature a tremendous display of beautiful quilts and the Hoffman Challenge Special Exhibit, plus there will be a vendor mall to stock up on supplies.

The exhibition is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14. Admission is $3 per person, or $2 with a donation of non-perishable food for area food banks. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

For information, class registration and entry forms contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-672-9766 or (928) 474-4515 or visit the Web site

Community Presbyterian Church October Festival

The Community Presbyterian Church of Payson is sponsoring an October Festival for all the residents of Payson Oct. 16. This will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 800 W. Main Street.

The festival opens with a welcome to the guests. A blessing of small pets, given by Reverend Charles Proudfoot, will immediately follow.

Between opening ceremonies and 4 p.m., there will be children’s activities, music by the Old Time Music Makers, a bake-off featuring cakes and pies and a chili cook-off. The chili cook-off will be limited to eight participants, so those interested in this fun-filled event should call the church office at (928) 474-2059, for entry forms and information.

Starting at 4 p.m. there will be a beer garden sponsored by the area’s home beer brewers, line dancing by the line dancers from the Senior Center, a hand bell exhibition by the hand bell choir from United Methodist Church and other musical offerings all afternoon.

There will also be a food cart from 2 p.m. p.m. until 6 p.m., with all types of food available to the public.

For more information on this community event, call Carolyn at 474-2059.


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