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The Payson Choral Society’s spring concert, “Singing Coast to Coast,” directed by Daria Mason with accompaniment by Victoria Harris, comes to the Payson High School Auditorium Saturday, April 30. Performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pre-sale concert tickets are $8 for adults. All students under 18 and children will be admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choral Society members, Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and at the Payson Public Library. Tickets will also be available at the door before each concert for $10 each. Proceeds from the concerts provide musical scholarships to middle school and high school students.

April 26 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

• Cenpatico Advisory Council: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Senior Center, Payson

• GCC Governing Board: 2:30 p.m., videocast at Payson GCC campus

• PCK Barbecue: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., site of new facility

Cenpatico Advisory Council

Cenpatico’s Peer and Family Advisory Council will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the Payson Senior Citizen Center, 514 W. Main St.

The meeting is for peers, family members and any person who is receiving services at any Cenpatico provider agency. It is an opportunity to get answers and evaluate the program and help it to better serve its clients.

For information, call 1-866-494-6738 and speak to Diane Taylor at extension 26154 or Tom Kelly at extension 26120.

GCC governing board meets

The next meeting of the Gila Community College governing board is at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 with a video hookup between the Payson campus and Globe site where the meeting will be held.

Deadline to register for fall prevention program

Falls and the resulting injuries for people over 65 are a reality and the risk for falls can be reduced.

Come spend two hours and find out about these risks and some ways to reduce them at a fall prevention program.

KCs Home Health Care, LLC and Good Samaritan-Majestic Rim are organizing the presentation and fall assessment to help analyze fall risks and identify ways to reduce these risks.

The presentation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at Good Samaritan-Majestic Rim, 310 E Tyler Parkway in Payson. Space is limited, so please call (928) 474-3912 to register by April 26.

Payson Community Kids

The Payson Community Kids has received its building permit for its new facility on South Tonto Street (right behind the previous site of Marcy’s House). The participants, volunteers, staff and board invites the community to a Groundbreaking Barbecue from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26. 

Those attending should park at the First Southern Baptist Church or the Rim Country Middle School.

April 27 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

• Kaitie’s Closet clothing distribution: 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rim Country Middle School

Clothing distribution

There will be a Kaitie’s Closet clothing distribution from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 at the Rim Country Middle School, 304 S. Meadow St. Everyone in Rim Country needing children’s clothes is welcome.

April 28 Thursday

• Genealogy Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 302 E. Bonita, Payson

• 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

• Navajo Taco Dinner: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Payson Community Christian School, $6 per person

• Gifted and Talented Showcase: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Rim Country Middle School cafeteria

• Gosar speaking: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Congressman Paul Gosar at Payson Tea Party meeting, Tiny’s Family Restaurant

• Play at PHS: 7 p.m.auditorium, continues at 4 p.m. April 29 and May 6, 7 p.m. April 30 and May 7

Navajo Taco Dinner

The students in the fourth- and-fifth grade at Payson Community Christian School are raising money for a trip to Sea World.

They will have a Navajo Taco Dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at the school, located on the grounds of the First Southern Baptist Church at the corner of West Bonita, Ash and South Colcord Streets in Payson.

Tickets are $6 per person and will get the bearer a Navajo Taco dinner and beverage.

The children will be traveling to Sea World May 16 and returning May 18.

For more information, call (928) 474-8050 or (623) 628-1585.

PUSD Gifted and Talented Showcase at RCMS

Students in the Payson Unified School District’s gifted and talented program will present a showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at the Rim Country Middle School cafeteria

There will be student performances, displays and hands on activities.

Gosar visits Payson

First Congressional District Congressman Paul Gosar will be speaking at the Thursday, April 28 Payson Tea Party meeting at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The program is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Gosar will share his experience as a freshman in the U.S. House of Representatives. Time will be provided for questions and comments. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 with any questions.  

‘Up The Down Staircase’

Payson High School Longhorn Theatre will present the play “Up the Down Staircase” at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28; 4 p.m., Friday, April 29; and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30, and then again at 4 p.m., Friday, May 6 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 7.

Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

April 29 Friday

• Genealogy Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 302 E. Bonita, Payson

• 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

• Earth Day celebration: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., children’s event

Hear ‘The Lorax’ for Earth Day

In a joint celebration of Earth Day/Arbor Day, East West Exchange, Parker & Sons Excavating and Plant Fair Nursery will present a reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 29 at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Payson.

The reading will be presented by local arborist David Mikulak.

Refreshments will be served and children will be given a seed or sapling to take home following a demonstration on proper planting. The children will also be given written instructions.

Local musical artists at Glendale event

Local artist Tessa Karrys will be playing at 6 p.m., Friday, April 29 with Landon Shill & the Real McCoys, another local group. They will be opening for George Thorogood at the Big Red Rib and Music Festival at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Landon and Tessa will also be playing an acoustic show at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at Kohl’s Ranch, located east of Payson off of Highway 260

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