Getaway Around Rim Country


Awakening Earth at PCSA

Awakening Earth, the eco-play by the Maya Joy Dancers will be presented at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness. There will be two performances of the play: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23.

The PCSA is a non-profit spiritual center located at 107 West Wade, Suite 2, just off Hwy. 87 in Payson. Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for kids 14 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance (space is limited at the facility) contact PCSA President Art Russo at (928) 951-5376.

Reformation Celebration

The Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Rd., Payson will have a special Reformation Service and Octoberfest Bratwurst Dinner Sunday, Oct. 24.

The service will be at 4 p.m., the dinner will follow at 5 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $5 per person, with children 10 and under free. There will also be door prizes and entertainment by the Senior Center Band.

Call Gerri Bacon for tickets, (928) 474-8185. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Cardinal ticket raffle

Would you like a chance to win four tickets to see an Arizona Cardinals game in Glendale? The Humane Society of Central Arizona has received a basketful of Cardinals’ goodies, generously donated by Jim and Sue Lewin of Lewin & Associates, LLC.

The basket, worth more than $250, contains four Section 403 tickets to the Sunday, Dec. 5 game with the St. Louis Rams, a blue lot parking pass, plus official NFL Cardinals team logo items including four ball caps, four can cozies and a game day tote bag. Also included are assorted snacks for your tailgating enjoyment.

Raffle tickets are $25 and the winner will be drawn on Friday, Nov. 19 at the Humane Society Thrift Shop, 404 W. Main Street. Only 100 tickets will be sold and you need not be present to win.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, or for more information, please contact Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132, the Humane Society Shelter at (928) 474-5590, or get in touch with a HSCAZ Board member.

Tickets will also be sold at the following events: Dog Day in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 and the Community Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 6.

Trick or Treat Costume Parade 

Bring your little mermaids and pirates to the Payson Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 28 for the annual Trick or Treat Costume Parade. This year features two events: a Preschool Parade at 10 a.m. or an After School Parade at 4:30 p.m. following the Bilingual Story Time at 4 p.m.. Sign-up in the children’s room or call Harryette at (928) 474-9260 for more information.

Halloween happenings

The annual Trunk or Treat event will take place, along with a Haunted House at the historic Oxbow Saloon Saturday, Oct. 30.

The Trunk or Treat event is free and will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission to the Haunted House at the Oxbow Saloon is $3 per person or $2 with a can of food. Proceeds will benefit the food bank.

Monster Mash

The 1st Annual Monster Mash Teen Dance for ages 13-17 will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main.

Bring school or other identification. Admission is two non-perishable food items for the food banks or $3 per person.

There will be music, prizes, a costume contest, dance off, snacks and beverages.

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 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 and must be submitted by Nov. 19.  For more information call (928) 978-2538 or (602) 469-2611.

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.

Making plans for a holiday party? Order delicious green chili burros to assist the group. Five cost only $10. Order by e-mailing or call or text an order to (928) 478-1535. Orders will be available for pickup Dec. 4 at the middle school.

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


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