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Jazz pianist Beth Lederman, accompanied by saxophonist Mary Petrich, bassist Felix Sainz and drummer Gerry Reynolds, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. For reservations and information, contact gerryr@cox.net.

Sept. 10 Friday

• 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

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.

Northern Gila County Fair

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

View the exhibits until 6 p.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.

Deadline to register for next Kids’ Fishing with Mark Kile

Kids in 1st-5th grades can learn age-appropriate fishing techniques from Mark Kile, Professional Bass Pro, at Green Valley Lake from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Children should bring their own water.

Register through Sept.10; fee $5. For more information or to register, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7; visit the office at 1000 W. Country Club in Green Valley Park; or go to www.paysonrimcountry.com.

Sept. 11 Saturday

• Benefit Rummage Sale: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the corner of Beeline Hwy. and Bonita St.

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

• 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

• Community Vegetarian Luncheon: 1 p.m., The Meeting Place, the corner of E. Phoenix and Hwy. 87

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

Senior Center 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.

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.

Students will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 in front of the old Habitat for Humanity building behind the One Stop on the corner of Beeline Highway and Bonita St.

Making plans for a holiday party? Order delicious green chili burros to assist the group. Five cost only $10. Order by e-mailing burros4dc@gmail.com or call or text an order to (928) 478-1535. Orders will be available for pick-up Dec. 4 at the middle school.

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.

Payson Farmers Market

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

Shop for pearl corn, tomatoes, fresh roasted green chilis, fresh-picked fruits, vegetables and all the sauces, seasonings, fresh baked breads and goodies, olive oils and lots more to round out a meal of hormone- and pesticide-free chicken.

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

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, Sept. 11, the Blattner Pit, at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12, the Pine Pit, located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine, will be open from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.

All RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted.

Community Vegetarian Luncheon resumes

The monthly Community Vegetarian Luncheon is back. Letting people know that “healthy food can be delicious” is the purpose of the luncheons.

This month, the luncheon will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at The Meeting Place, at the corner of East Phoenix St. and Highway 87, at the south end of town.

There is no cost and all are invited, but it is important that everyone RSVP to Shirley at (928) 595-1528 as soon as possible.

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, whether it’s to jam or just enjoy the music. Food will be available for to purchase.

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, 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.

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

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