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The Northern Gila County Fair takes place Sept. 10-12 at the Payson Event Center. Bring the whole family and view the exhibits from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Other highlights include a llama show, a 4-H horse show, a livestock auction and Sunday’s Demolition Derby.

Sept. 7 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

• Fry Bread for Families: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Fry Bread For Families

Sponsored by Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Tonto Apache Tribal Enterprises and its employees are having fry bread sales to raise funds for families from the Payson community. The next sale is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7. For just $5 get fry bread, with a choice of toppings, and a drink.

For more information call (928) 474-6044, extension 5304.

Sept. 8 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

• Lunch and Learn: 11 a.m. to noon, 215 N. Beeline Highway

• Bingo: 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

Fall Prevention is topic of next Lunch and Learn

Rebecca Nissala of Payson Regional Medical Center will be talking about Fall Prevention at the next Lunch and Learn from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Also, Cameron Davis of the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will talking about upcoming September events.

For more information, call Christy Vander Molen, Senior Circle Advisor, at (928) 472-9290 or visit www.PaysonHospital.com.

Sept. 9 Thursday

• Bible Study: 9 a.m., Rock of Ages Lutheran Church

• 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

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

• Chamber Mixer: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Majestic Mountain Inn

Bible study begins Sept. 9 at Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Lutheran Church will begin an in-depth study on the Book of Revelation starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Rock of Ages is located at McLane and Airport Roads. For more information, please contact Pastor David Sweet at 474-2098. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Chamber mixer Sept. 9

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce’s next mixer is planned for poolside at the Majestic Mountain Inn from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. There will be snacks catered by Fargo’s as well as adult beverages to help network in a beautiful location, watching the setting sun.

Donations are $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Sept. 10 Friday

• Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

• Community Breakfast: 8 a.m., Shepherd of the Pines, 507 W. Wade

• Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Easy Street and Sherwood

• Northern Gila County Fair: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Payson Event Center

• 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.

• Shred-A-Thon: 10 a.m. to noon, 202 N. Beeline Highway (old Foxworth-Galbraith)

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion

Pancake breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Orange juice, scrambled eggs, pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage and beverage will be served for $4.

The public is welcome.

Community breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran church is hosting a community breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at 507 W. Wade Lane.

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited. A free will offering will be accepted.

The church hosts a breakfast on the second Friday of every month at 8 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Community yard sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be holding its annual fund-raising “Marketplace” event in support of other local organizations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. The event takes place at St. Paul’s church at the corner of Sherwood and Easy Streets.

The organizations benefitting from this year’s event are Payson Community Kids, Payson Helping Payson, Payson Elementary Schools (for basic student needs) and Rim Country Literacy Program.

This is an extensive yard sale with all kinds of items. Come and buy generously and support these organizations and the work they carry out in our community.

You can also support the event by donating items for the sale (except clothes, shoes, VHS and cassette tapes, books and magazines). Drop off donations at the church on Tuesday and Wednesday; for help with heavy or large items, call Herb at 476-2540 in the Pine/Strawberry area, or Dean at 474-3446 in the Payson area.

Northern Gila County Fair

The Northern Gila County Fair will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Payson Event Center.

Truly a “homegrown” fair — the event features everything from farm animals to blue-ribbon pies.

You can view the exhibits beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10. There will be a llama show from 10 a.m. until noon, and the popular livestock judging begins at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., the 4-H horse show takes place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The livestock dinner for buyers takes place at 4 p.m. and the livestock auction begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free on both Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, come view the exhibits and catch the Demolition Derby which begins at noon. The cost is only $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for those who are 3 years old and under.

For more information, contact Lynn at (928) 474-0422, or Katy at (928) 978-2131.

Shred-A-Thon benefit

The Time Out Shelter will benefit from the next Payson Shred-A-Thon, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 10, or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

Businesses and individuals can take advantage of this mobile shredding service to properly dispose of sensitive documents onsite in the parking lot of the old Foxworth-Galbraith location, 202 N. Beeline Highway.

The cost per bankers box (10-inches-by-12-inches-by-15-inches) is $6, cash or check.

Other sized boxes may be used, but the cost will be estimated based on volume. No prep work is needed — staples and paper clips need not be removed from documents.

TNT Shredding will donate part of the proceeds to Time Out domestic violence shelter. 

This event is sponsored by the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce, Time Out and TNT Shredding. Contact Tim at (480) 329-7412 for further information.

Sept. 11 Saturday

• Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Easy Street and Sherwood

• Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to noon, 816 S. Beeline Highway (behind Chili’s)

• Northern Gila County Fair: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Payson Event Center

• 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

• Country Jam Session with Junction 87: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Payson Elks Lodge

Payson Farmer’s Market

The next Payson Farmer’s Market will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 11 at 816 S. Beeline Highway in the Sawmill Crossing behind Chili’s.

We’re featuring Pearl Corn, tomatoes, fresh roasted green chilis, fresh-picked fruits, veggies and all the sauces, seasonings, fresh backed breads, olive oils, baked goodies and lots more to round out a meal with hormone- and pesticide-free chicken.

Relax in the shade with contemporary country tunes by Payson’s own Bryan Higgens and enjoy a snack or meal.

For more information, call Lorian at (928) 468-0961 or visit www.PaysonFarmers Market.info.

Country Jam to benefit children’s clothing drive

A Good Old Fashioned Country Jam Session featuring Junction 87 will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

There is no cover charge, however, donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go toward the Payson Elks children’s shopping spree in December.

All are welcome; Elks will be waiting to welcome you as their guest for this function. All are invited who want to jam, as well as those who would like to listen and enjoy. Food will be available for you to purchase, so come hungry.

Sept. 12 Sunday

• Northern Gila County Fair: 9 a.m., Payson Event Center

• Demolition Derby: 1 p.m., Payson Event Center

• 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

• Jazz Concert: 2 p.m., 800 W. Main St.

Jazz concert

Jazz pianist Beth Lederman and saxophonist Mary Petrich with bassist Felix Sainz and drummer Gerry Reynolds will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Petrich has evolved as a solo performer and as a band leader in the Phoenix area, working with a wide array of talent.

Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area but throughout the western U.S. from Canada to Mexico. Playing with well-known names such as The Diamonds, Bobby Vinton, and local artists Dave Cook, Pete Pancrazi, Alice Tatum, Paul McDermond, and her own group Novo Mundo.

For reservations and information, contact gerryr@cox.net.

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