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Riders from the Hashknife Pony Express paid a visit to students at Julia Randall Elementary School on Tuesday and talked about their annual ride to carry the mail. Here, they discuss the clothing they wear and what purpose it serves, including bandanas which keep dust out of their mouths and protect their faces from the cold. The Pony Express rides again next week, arriving at the Payson Post Office at 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 and leaving at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10.

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.

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.

Sit Down Supper

The Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center is sponsoring a Sit Down Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4. The dinner features a delicious sausage casserole with hot vegetable, dinner roll, dessert and beverage for just $5. Dine in or “take out” available. Call 474-4637 for more information. Proceeds go toward the children’s activities fund.

The meal will be at 800 W. 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.

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