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Down the Street Art Gallery, 703 W. Main St., Payson, will feature a photography exhibit for First Friday, Sept. 2 and through the remainder of the month. The work of award-winning photojournalist Tom Brossart, editor of the Payson Roundup, will be featured. The works are primarily fine art and landscapes, many which have been published in the Arizona Highlands magazine.

Aug. 30 Tuesday

• Jewelry sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Payson Regional Medical Center, west lobby

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Blood drive: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine First Baptist Church

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

• Chili’s helps Youth Football: take a special flier to Chili’s until 9 p.m. and get 10 percent of bill donated to Youth Football

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Due to technical difficulties starting last Thursday, Aug. 25 and continuing through Monday, Aug. 29, e-mails submitted to editor @payson.com or tbrossart@payson.com may have been lost.

Please resubmit any Community Almanac and Organizations listings pertinent to late Friday, Sept. 2 and beyond to tmcquerrey@payson.com.

$6 jewelry sale

A $6 jewelry sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Payson Regional Medical Center west lobby.

Rings, belts, earrings, men’s and women’s watches, gold and silver chains, necklace and earring sets, bracelets, pashmina shawls, popcorn blouses, totes, scarves, boy’s and girl’s watches and gift items, designer-style sunglasses, readers, leather goods and much more will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the Mogollon Health Alliance programs and scholarships.

For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive in Pine from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the First Baptist Church gym, 4039 N. Highway 87.

All blood types are needed, however, Type O-negative is always in greatest demand.

Did you know blood donations can decline by up to 25 percent during holiday weeks? Since blood has a shelf life of 42 days, today’s donations can help save lives through the Labor Day holiday. Give blood through Aug. 31 and you could drive away a hero with a 2011 Jetta S, courtesy of Valley Volkswagen dealers.

Chili’s flier program helps youth football

The Payson Youth Football League will benefit from one of Chili’s flier programs Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Bring one of Chili’s special fliers to the restaurant until 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the sale when a flier is presented to the server.

Fliers are available at the Payson Roundup newspaper and KMOG radio, or contact Pam at (928) 978-6560.

Let Chili’s do the cooking and support Payson Youth football at the same time.

Aug. 31 Wednesday

• GCC registration closes

• Pine Thrift Store Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center, continue through Sunday

• 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

Still time to register at GCC

Fall semester classes at Gila Community College started Monday, Aug. 22, but students may register for open classes through Aug. 31.

Gila Community College is offering a late starting QuickBooks class. The half-credit course will be on Wednesdays, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14; and the one-credit course will be Wednesdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28.

The half-credit class takes students through the features of current QuickBooks to develop an introductory level for personal and vocational use.

The full-credit course includes setting up and maintaining a system and developing business budgets.

Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store sale

The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store will have T-shirts and selected ladies tops, infant’s and children’s clothing on sale for .25 cents a garment Wednesday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 4. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be open Sunday.

Navajo tacos filled with meat, cheese, refried beans, lettuce and sour cream will be sold for $6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Senior Center.

There will be an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. Admission is free. The store and Senior Center are located at 3916 N. Highway 87 in downtown Pine.

Sept. 1 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

Sept. 2 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

• First Friday festivities: 5 p.m,. to 8 p.m, visit galleries and shops on Historic Main Street for fun and great deals.

Artists of the Rim celebrate anniversary

The Artists of the Rim Gallery is celebrating five years in business. To mark the event, the artist members plan an ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Friday, Sept. 2.

More than an open house, the evening will be a celebration of the gallery’s fifth anniversary and a thank-you to its loyal patrons.

Ice cream, cake and assorted “munchies” will be served, with music provided by local musicians. Come and see the works of the gallery’s new artists, and help celebrate. Artists of the Rim Gallery is at 408 W. Main St., Payson.

First Friday

Celebrate a “groovy” First Friday at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art on Sept. 2. 

While listening to the music of Trouble in Paradise, relish a gourmet brat grilled by Chef Gary Bedsworth and Diane Frederick Bedsworth. A brat, chips and a drink cost $5 with all proceeds benefiting PAWS. Top off dinner with ice cream from Scoops. 

Raffle tickets for a top-of-the-line Tony Lama jacket will be sold. Tickets are only $5 each and benefit Greg Day, owner of Macky’s Restaurant.

Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is located at 520 W. Historic Main St. in Payson. First Friday is held monthly from 5 to 8 p.m. year-round. 

Time Out Thrift Shop sale

Take “time out 2 shop” on First Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 at Payson’s Time Out Thrift Shop.

Everything inside the shop and on the sidewalk will be at least 50 percent off.

New treasures are arriving everyday.

The shop is located at 500 S. Beeline Highway, across the street from Wendy’s, and shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The shop will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Volunteers will gladly pick up furniture and larger donations. Just call (928) 474-3989 to schedule an appointment.

All profits benefit Time Out, Inc., its Shelter, Transitional Housing and other domestic violence programs and services in Gila County. 

Photography exhibit

Down the Street Art Gallery, 703 W. Main St., Payson, will feature a photography exhibit for First Friday, Sept. 2 and through the remainder of the month.

The work of award-winning photojournalist Tom Brossart, editor of the Payson Roundup, will be featured.

The works are primarily fine art and landscapes, many which have been published in the Arizona Highlands magazine. Most were taken from around Arizona, including the Vermillion Cliffs, Sedona’s red rocks and Route 66.

All the works will be for sale, from $100 and up. Sizes range from 11-inches-by-14 inches up to 20-inches-by-24 inches; all the prints were handmade by Brossart.

He is also teaching two classes in digital photography for the Payson campus of Gila Community College this fall; both still have openings. A beginning class is on Tuesday afternoons and an intermediate workshop class is on Fridays. To find out more about the classes, call Brossart at (928) 474-5251, extension 115.

Music at church for First Friday

The Trio! — Joanie Smith, guitar, vocals; Bob Tarallo, saxophone; and Gerry Reynolds, drums — will have a “practice session” for First Friday on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. 

The church door will be open, the coffee will be on.

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