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Two clothing distributions are planned this week. Kaitie’s Closet will distribute children’s clothing from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Road. The Payson Church of Christ will have its 5th Annual Winter Clothes Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at 401 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. All sizes of clothing will be available at this event.

Oct. 19 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

Entries sought for annual Christmas parade

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 Elementary School starting at 6 p.m. Immediately following the parade, come to Santa’s Workshop at the Oxbow 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 www.mainstreetparade.info and must be submitted by Nov. 19. For more information, call (928) 978-2538 or (602) 469-2611.

Still time to register for quilt show classes, banquet

There are still openings in some of the classes to be offered at the 2010 Rim County Quilt Roundup, Nov. 11 through Nov. 14.

Those interested can also register for the Friday night lecture or the Saturday classes during the show Friday, Nov. 12.

Make reservations by Oct. 30 for the Quilt Roundup Awards Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 in the Fireside Room at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Dinner will be baron of beef, mashed potatoes and beef gravy, French cut green beans almandine, warm rolls and deep dish apple pie. The cost of the buffet dinner is $33, which includes a non-alcoholic beverage and gratuity.

Go the Web site rimcountryquilt roundup.com for registration and reservation information and forms.

Oct. 20 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

• Clothing distribution: 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., Payson Elementary School; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, Payson Church of Christ

• Chamber mixer: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, call (928) 474-4515 for reservations

Clothing distributions

Area residents in need of warm clothes for the coming winter have an opportunity at two different clothing distributions this week.

Kaitie’s Closet will distribute children’s clothes from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Road.

The Payson Church of Christ will have its 5th Annual Winter Clothes Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at 401 E. Tyler Parkway.

All sizes of clothing will be available.

For more information, call (928) 970-0082.

Chamber mixer

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce will help the Community Presbyterian Church celebrate its 75th anniversary with the October mixer. The mixer is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

There will be a wine tasting hosted by the Beverage Place, drawings and a 50-50 drawing to benefit the church’s charities.

Reservations are requested in order to have an accurate food and wine count. Call (928) 474-4515.

Congressional race forum

Gila Community College will have a forum with Democratic incumbent U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. The forum will take place at the GCC campus in Globe and be broadcast to the campuses in Payson and San Carlos.

A forum with Republican challenger Paul Gosar will take place Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the same time in the same format.

Oct. 21 Thursday

• Radiothon: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chapman Auto Center, benefits Time Out Inc., Payson Community Kids, Arizonans for Children and Soroptimist’s Women’s Opportunity Award program

• 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

• Celebration of Life Party: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Valley Radiation Oncology, to honor women diagnosed with breast cancer and their fight to regain their health

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

Radiothon for Domestic Violence Awareness

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country, along with Chapman Auto Center, KMOG and KRIM radio are having the 7th Annual Radiothon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21 at Chapman Auto Center.  Monies raised through this event will be given to Time Out Inc., Payson Community Kids, Arizonans for Children and the Women’s Opportunity Award.

To help celebrate this event, as well as draw attention to it, more than 100 middle school art students, under the direction of Gary Fishel, created free form hot air balloon pictures to help interpret the theme of the Radiothon: Up, Up, and Away with Domestic Violence.

These pictures are on display at a variety of area stores, including Stage, Black and Tan Craft Store, Walgreen’s, Bashas’, Sears, Mattress Experts, Pizza Factory, Payson Athletic Club, Cardo’s and Roud’s Fine Home Furnishings.

Winning pictures will be on display at Chapman Auto during the Radiothon.

Pizza Factory has donated certificates for pizza to each student entrant.

Celebration of Life Party

A Celebration of Life Party will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21 at Valley Radiation Oncology, 807 S. Ponderosa St. in Payson, for those who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and have had treatment at this facility.

It is a first of what is hoped to be an annual Celebration of Life Party for those diagnosed with breast cancer to meet and celebrate their road to recovery and also gain inspiration from each other. 

Each person will receive a comfort pillow and pillowcase embroidered with words of encouragement while on their journey. The comfort pillows are a gift from Richard and Cheryl Dolby, owners of Quilting Sisters quilt shop in Payson. An army of caring women that volunteered their time to honor these individuals accomplished the task of sewing and embroidering the pillowcases. 

Valley Radiation Oncology will be receiving additional comfort pillows to give to those diagnosed with breast cancer who will undergo treatment in the future.

Oct. 22 Friday

• 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

• Music Together: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Payson Public Library, free demonstration of music and its benefit to young children

• ARToberFEST: 5p.m. to 8 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center, artists’ reception to open annual Payson Art League Show and Sale

Music program for young children

Join infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their grownups from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22 at the Payson Public Library in moving, singing, playing instruments and having fun during a free demonstration of Music Together. Class size is limited, so sign up today or call Harryette at (928) 474-9260.

ARToberFEST

The Payson Art League ARToberFEST opens from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22 with an artists’ reception at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. The exhibit is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24.

Admission is free, but guests can help support the PAL programs in the schools by purchasing tickets on a raffle of works by participating artists.

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