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The Payson Farmers Market will be open only one more day, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 9 at Sawmill Crossing. It’s time to get your favorite seasonings, sauces, honey, jellies, salsas, specialty olives and oils and even doggy treats. Purchase fresh cage and hormone-free chicken; fresh-picked fruits, vegetables and on the spot, fresh-roasted chiles. Hummus, tamales, chicken and some of the baked goodies freeze really well. Special order tamales, specialty pies and holiday gift baskets for December delivery or pick-up. There will also be Rim Country artists on hand with unique and beautiful gift items.

Oct. 8 Friday

• Krispy Kremes: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Safeway and MoJoe’s, benefit sale of Krispy Kremes

• 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

Fund-raising events for youth

Support Rim Country gifted youth with several upcoming fund-raisers. Students are raising money for a trip to Washington, D.C.

On Friday, Oct. 8, buy a Krispy Kreme doughnut to support students. The doughnuts will be sold from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both Safeway and MoJoe’s Cafe.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the gifted group will hold a spaghetti dinner at the Moose Lodge. Pre-order tickets by e-mailing spaghetti 4dc@gmail.com, or calling (928) 478-1535.

For more information about how you can help students visit our nation’s capital, e-mail kids2dc@gmail.com, or call the cell number listed above.

Oct. 9 Saturday

• Artists Yard Sale: 7 a.m., Pine Community Center

• Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Sawmill Crossing

• Hike Houston Loop Trail: 9 a.m., Star Valley trailhead

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• 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

• Open house Payson Fire Department: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street Station

• Gem & Mineral Show: Mazatzal Casino, Saturday and Sunday

• Writer’s workshop: 1 p.m., East West Exchange, hosted by Arizona Press Women

• Shop Hop: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pine

• Flute conctert: 6 p.m., East West Exchange, Payson

Artists set yard sale

The Rim Country is home to many talented artists, and on Saturday, Oct. 9, members of the Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild are joining together under the ramada at the Pine Community Center for a one-of-a-kind, giant yard sale. The event, in the center of Pine on Highway 87, will start at 7 a.m. and continue until approximately 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gail Jones at (928) 476-4480 or (928) 978-0469.

Last day for Farmers Market

It’s time to get your favorite seasonings, sauces, honey, jellies, salsas, specialty olives and oils and even doggy treats. Purchase fresh cage and hormone free chicken; fresh picked fruits, vegetables and on the spot, fresh roasted chiles. Hummus, tamales, chicken and some of the baked goodies freeze really well. Special order tamales, specialty pies and holiday gift baskets for December delivery or pick-up. There will also be Rim Country artists on hand with unique and beautiful gift items.

Enter to win free tickets for a variety of events.

The market is at Sawmill Crossing and is open from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 9 — the last day until next summer.

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, Oct. 9 the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

Sunday, Oct. 10 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.

PATS Hike

Come enjoy the breathtaking views and historic sites on the Houston Loop Trail Saturday, Oct. 9. Participants will meet at the intersection of Mayfield Canyon Road and Highway 260 in Star Valley at 9 a.m. Expect moderately difficult hiking with loose rocks and steep slopes. This is a 5-mile hike.

Gem & Mineral Show

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club’s annual Gem & Mineral Show is Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center.

Come and see all the beautiful gem and mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary equipment and jewelry on display and also for purchase. There will also be many educational displays for children and adults.

The show is sponsored each year for the community by the Payson Rimstones Rock Club.

Fire department open house

Join the members of the Payson Fire Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Station 11, 400 W. Main St. The open house is an opportunity to train in compression-only CPR.

The short, 20-minute lesson includes hands-on application to mannequins and may make the difference to someone somewhere in the near future.

Join the firefighters of Payson at the station for a day of education, children’s games and activities. Meet the crew, tour the house, check out the trucks and leave knowing that you can make a difference when you just “push here.”

For further information, call us at (928) 474-5242, ext. 300.

Writing workshop

Learn how to sell your fiction book, find an agent and work with editors. Author Kevin Hearne, Arizona urban fantasy author from the Valley, will reveal how he found his niche in fiction writing and the path that led to a three-book deal with a six-figure advance with a top publisher.  

The workshop is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at the East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto Street and is sponsored by Arizona Press Women.  

Registration is $15; students may participate for $5. Reservations required. Call (928) 472-7132 or email cobrown@q.com.

Spy Club Book Club meeting

The Payson Public Library’s Spy Club Book Club meets from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday Oct. 9 in the library meeting room. The program is for those 8 to 18, who love to read and eat pizza.

Contact Harryette at (928) 474-9260 for more information.

Pine Shop Hop

Take a walk in Pine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 and find some bargains along with refreshments and entertainment.

Shops participating are along Highway 87 and Hardscrabble Road in Pine.

Native American flute concert

Mark Holland, Native American flute player, performs at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at East-West Exchange Bookstore, Payson, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

Seating is limited, so it is recommended you come early and browse the bookstore or have cup of coffee or tea. Admission is $10 and will be collected at the bookstore.

For additional information, visit www.ew-exchange.com or email bette@azacker.com.

Oct. 10 Sunday

• Benefit sew: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Quilting Sisters Quilt Shop to make pillows for PRMC cancer patients

• 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

• Russia travel log: 2 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church

Benefit sew

The Quilting Sisters Quilt Shop is sponsoring and donating more than 52 embroidered pillowcases with words of encouragement and 52 travel pillows to Payson Regional Medical Center cancer patients.

This Quilting Sisters’ community project has been underway for several weeks with the final assembly sew being held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Everyone interested in helping with the project is invited join the army of volunteers in finishing the pillows any time on Sunday at the shop, 904 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Take a trip to Russia without leaving the Rim Country

Rim Country residents are invited to cruise the Russian waterways at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Stan and Joan Sanders will present the three-part travel log.

An opportunity for questions and answers will follow the program time. Refreshments will be served.

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