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Jan. 26 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

• Chamber Mixer: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Payson Elks Lodge

• TCCA presents pianist Cristiana Pegoraro: 7 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

Chamber mixer

The January Chamber mixer is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Payson Elks Lodge. The theme is Networking in 2011.

Members of the Elks will be discussing the mission of the international organization.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and drawings. Admission is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

Make a reservation with the chamber by calling (928) 474-4515 or e-mailing jstanton @npgcable.com.

Pianist in concert

The Tonto Community Concert Association opens the second half of its 2010-2011 season with an Italian beauty and the piano classics.

Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls.

She will be featured in a TCCA program at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Payson High School Auditorium.

Jan. 27 Thursday

• 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

Order Girl Scout cookies now

Girl Scouts are collecting pre-orders for all of your favorite Girl Scout cookies through Jan. 29, with delivery starting in mid-February.

All of the proceeds from the cookie sale stay in the community. The revenue is used to directly benefit girls, providing support for the programs and mission of Girl Scouting.

For more information, visit online www.girlscoutsaz.org/cookies/main-cookie-sale.

Jan. 28 Friday

• 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

• Family Health and Wellness Night: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., JRE gym

Health and Wellness Night

A Family Health and Wellness Night is planned for Friday, Jan. 28 at Julia Randall Elementary School gym.

Hosted by the JRE PTO and the Payson Unified School District, the event is for every family in the community.

The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features the following:

• Tests for Body Mass Index, weight and blood sugar levels

• Programs on nutrition, backpack awareness and healthy snacks

• Participatory events including Dance Dance Revolution, cup stacking, kick boxing and yoga.

For more information, e-mail pto4jre @yahoo.com.

Jan. 29 Saturday

• Winter Carnival: all day, LDS Church, 913 S. Ponderosa St.

• 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

• Eddie Armer Book Signing: noon to 3 p.m., Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art

• Black and White Ball: 5:30 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Winter Carnival

There will be a Community Winter Carnival all day Saturday, Jan. 29 at the LDS Church, 913 S. Ponderosa St. Admission is two cans of food.

There will be free games for children, a magician show along with a play starring Woody the PAFD mascot and the wolf. Children can get their picture taken with Woody free, courtesy of Walgreens. Hot dogs will also be provided.

Eddie Armer book signing

Eddie Armer will be signing copies of the first printing of his book “The Silent Winds of the West” at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art, 520 W. Main St. on Saturday, Jan. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. In addition, Eddie will perform songs from his CD which will also be available. 

Come on down and visit with one of Payson’s favorite storytellers. 

Black and White Ball

Payson’s black tie event of the year, the annual Black and White Ball is Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m., dancing and silent auction will follow the dinner.

Presented by the Mogollon Health Alliance, the event raises money for area patients undergoing and dialysis treatment who may need some extra financial assistance.

Sonoran Swing, featuring Big Band sounds, will provide music for the evening’s entertainment.

Everyone who attends will have a chance to win Payson Jewelers’ donation of an exquisite 14-carat gold and diamond ring.

There will be awards for the best dresses, best shoes and best dancers.

The menu features a salmon and filet mignon entrée and a chocolate raspberry mousse dessert.

Tickets are still available for $200 per person and table sponsorships are $1,500 per table of eight. Contact the MHA office at (928) 472-2588 for more information.

Jan. 30 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

• Community Open House: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Payson United Methodist Church

Open House at Payson United Methodist Church

The Payson United Methodist Church invites the public to a Community Open House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30 to get to know the church’s new pastor, Rev. Javier Olivares, Jr.

Plan to arrive around 2 p.m. to “mix and mingle” and then at 2:30 p.m. there will be a short musical program, “Rev. Javier’s Journey to Payson.”

Light refreshments will be available after the musical featuring both Mexican and American desserts and snacks.

Payson United Methodist Church is located at 414 N. Easy Street. For information call (928) 468-0026 or the church office at (928) 474-0485.

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