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Photo courtesy of Down the Street Art Gallery

Susan Palmer of Christopher Creek is the newest member of the cooperative at Down the Street Art Gallery. She will be featured through March with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4 at the gallery, 703 W. Main St., Payson.

Feb. 25 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

• Relay for Life Kick-off Event: 6:30 p.m., Payson First Church of the Nazarene

Relay For Life Kick-off Event planned for Feb. 25

The Rim Country’s American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is holding its annual Kick-off Event on Friday, Feb. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Payson First Church of the Nazarene, located at 200 E. Tyler Parkway.

The Relay for Life Kick-Off Event is for survivors, caregivers and those who wish to start their own teams to beat cancer. The Kick-Off Event is traditionally the start of a campaign to develop teams and fund-raising events culminating in the Relay. Teams raise funds through a variety of their own events, including bake sales, rummage sales, car washes and more.

Feb. 26 Saturday

• Brush pit open: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blattner Pit, Hwy. 260.

• Bullying Awareness: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mountain Bible Church

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

• 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

• NRA dinner: 5 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

• Lip Sync Contest: 6:45 p.m., Payson High auditorium

Brush pit schedule

This coming weekend, the Regional Payson Area Project… for a Fire Wise Rim Country will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following location, weather permitting: Saturday, Feb. 26 the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson; the Pine Pit will be closed because of snow and muddy conditions.

The drop-off location is for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only. Properly bagged Yellow Starthistle, or other listed noxious weed species will also be accepted and will be burned. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted.

Bullying awareness

Is bullying affecting your family or friends? Bullying: “aggressive behavior that is intentional and repeated over time”…has become an epidemic that many have accepted as a rite of passage.  Today’s bullying is much more dangerous and extremely cruel.

To learn more, attend the Arizona’s Children Association sponsored “no-cost” back to back trainings/workshops “Bully-Free Environments” and “Positive Behavior Supports” led by Janna Murrow of Raising Special Kids. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain Bible Church, Bldg. C at 302 E. Rancho Road in Payson.

Anyone interested in the welfare of children is invited to attend. You may attend one or both sessions, but please register by contacting Kelli Schuttinga at (928) 232-7149 or cschuttinga@arizonaschildren.org.

NRA Annual Dinner, Auction

The Zane Grey Friends of NRA Annual Dinner and Auction is Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Mazatzal Casino. Doors open at 5 p.m.

For ticket reservations, please call Tallie at (928) 474-3630 or (928) 595-0546 or stop by the office of Hinshaw Associates, 405B W. Main St., Payson.

Lip Sync Contest

Hear 14 teams compete at the 2011 Lip Sync Contest at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Payson High audtiorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students at the door.

Feb. 27 Sunday

• 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

Feb. 28 Monday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 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

March 1 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

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