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Feb. 2 Wednesday

• MHA jewelry sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., PRMC

• 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

• Kyl staff at County Supervisor building: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Benefit Soup Kitchen: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RCMS cafeteria

• Payson Education Center benefit:6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 112 W. Cedar Lane, Payson

• Tough Topics: 7:30 p.m., marriage workshop, Ponderosa Baptist Church

$6 jewelry sale

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Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country’s See’s Candy can now be found at Payson Tax Services, 1008 N. Beeline Highway — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Soroptimists will also be selling See’s Candies at Bashas’ and Safeway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. This is a fund-raising project for the club. Organizations that benefit from Soroptimist are Time Out, Inc., Payson Community Kids, Arizonans for Children and Rim Country Literacy Program. Proceeds also are used for the financial awards offered by the club each year. For more information on See’s Candy, please contact Tambra Armenta (928) 978-2356.

The Mogollon Health Alliance is having a $6 jewelry sale. In addition to jewelry, there will be belts, pashminas, popcorn blouses, totes, scarves and gift items such as designer-style sunglasses, readers and leather goods at the Payson Regional Medical Center west lobby from 9 a.m. a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Proceeds will benefit the Mogollon Health Alliance programs and scholarships. For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Kyl staff in Payson

Beginning Feb. 2, Emily Pitha, a constituent service representative for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, will conduct office hours on the first Wednesday of each month at the Gila County Board of Supervisors Office, 610 E. Highway 260 in Payson, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

This is a great opportunity for constituents to have Sen. Kyl help resolve problems they are having with a federal agency. Constituents seeking assistance with federal agencies are asked to bring copies of documentation relevant to their concern.

If you have any questions, please call the Senator’s Phoenix office at (602) 840-1891.

Benefit Soup Kitchen

Payson High School students will present a benefit Soup Kitchen from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Rim Country Middle School cafeteria.

Tickets are $2 and the event is a fund-raiser for the Payson Area Food Drive and a chance to educate the public about the needs of some of their neighbors.

Students from the Culinary Arts program will be preparing soups and participants will sample them. The intention is not to fill guests up, but to give them a taste of what it might be like to go to bed hungry.

Donations are also being accepted. To learn more, contact Shelly Camp at shelly.camp@pusd.com or call (928) 472-5793.

PEC benefit

The Payson Education Center invites the public to attend a silent auction and Dance Dance Revolution activity night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 2. This activity night will help benefit student field trips. Light refreshments will be served.

PEC is located at 112 W. Cedar Lane. For more information, call (928) 468-8509.

Free, quarterly seminars to address ‘Tough Topics’

The seminar “How to Destroy Your Marriage — or not!” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Ponderosa Baptist Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

This is the first in a quarterly series of “Tough Topics” — real life discussions on real life issues with real life answers being presented to the community free of charge, with free child care provided.

Everyone is welcome, married or not.

For further information, please call 474-9279.

Feb. 3 Thursday

• MHA jewelry sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., PRMC

• 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

$6 jewelry sale

The Mogollon Health Alliance is having a $6 jewelry sale. In addition to jewelry, there will be belts, pashminas, popcorn blouses, totes, scarves and gift items such as designer-style sunglasses, readers, leather goods at the Payson Regional Medical Center west lobby from 9 a.m. am to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3.

Proceeds will benefit the Mogollon Health Alliance programs and scholarships. For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Feb. 4 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 events: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Main St.

First Friday fun

February’s First Friday — Feb. 4 — is date night at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art, 520 W. Historic Main St. While enjoying a brat from the Kiwanis, sit around the fire pit and listen to the music of Payson’s favorite, John Carpino. Visit the Humane Society table to make a donation and/or buy a raffle ticket. While there, buy tickets to the Sweet Adelines concert.

Eddie Armer will also be signing copies of the first printing of his book, “The Silent Winds of the West” during First Friday festivities.

First Friday on Historic Main Street is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4. 

New places to visit on Main

Sweethearts are invited to the First Friday Main Street Block Party between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4. Don't have a sweetheart? It just might be the night to meet yours. Main Street First Friday Block Party was voted “The best place to meet singles” by the Payson Roundup readers in 2009.

The Starlighters will be at MoJoe’s playing music for your listening and dining pleasure. Then stop next door at 501 W. Main St. to meet Heather of Oberg Arts and Attorney Jo Ellen Vork. They are both new to our Main Street community.

Todd’s Books’ new location at 408 W. Main St. is open with easier parking, a newer building and better lighting.

Down The Street Art Gallery is featuring jewelers April Bower, Glenda Roark and Tim Hummer and fabric artists Jeff Wiles, Geri Gittings, Glenda Roark and Minette.

Enjoy First Friday at the Time Out Thrift Shop

As part of the First Friday celebration, Time Out Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4 and also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5.

Stop by and check out the incredible sales — both days, all the clothing in the Boutique area will be half off.

Those interested can also take advantage of the chance to purchase tickets for the Sweetheart Raffle for a $25 Time Out Thrift Shop gift certificate. The drawing will be Monday, Feb. 7.

Time Out is located at 500 S. Beeline Highway.

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