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Enjoy jazz at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. The afternoon will feature guitarist and vocalist Pete Pancrazi, pianist Beth Lederman, bassist Vic Kottner, drummer Gerry Reynolds and special guest saxophonist Tony Vacca. A $5 donation is requested Reservations may be made by email to gerry-reynolds @hotmail.com.

July 9 Saturday

• Pine Swap Meet: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine Community Center, weather permitting

• Farmers Market Pie Baking Contest: fruit pies only, delivered by 8:30 a.m., one entry per person, Sawmill Crossing

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

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Kaities Closet benefit: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scoops Ice Cream & Espresso, Sawmill Crossing

• Rim Country Museum Road Trip: 10 a.m., meet at Green Valley Park and learn rodeo history

• 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

• Pine Shop Hop: 1 p.m. to closing, shops on Hwy. 87 and Hardscrabble Road, Pine

• Concert Under the Stars: 7 p.m., Green Valley Park, Junction 87 performs, free

Brush pit schedule 

This coming weekend, the Regional Payson Area Project… for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations, weather permitting:

Saturday, July 9 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.

Sunday, July 10 the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Pine Pit is located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine.

All RPAP free drop-off locations are 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.

RPAP brush pits are intended for the use of private citizens who are working to clear their properties for wildfire risk reduction and to create defensible space around their homes. They are not intended for commercial use, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.  

Farmers Market Pie Baking Contest

If you like pie — the Payson Farmers Market is the place to be Saturday, July 9 for the annual Pie Baking Contest. The rules: everyone can enter one fruit pie, which must be made by the entrant. Pie drop-off is at 8:30 a.m. and judging starts at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

Vendors will be selling their goods and Anne James will perform. 

The Payson Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s.

Benefit for Kaitie’s Closet

Kaitie’s Closet is having a fund-raising event courtesy of a local Avon representative at Scoops Ice Cream & Espresso at Sawmill Crossing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9.

Purchasing Avon products at this cash and carry event entitles the purchaser to an entry into a drawing for $30 worth of Avon products.

Kaitie’s Closet is a local non-profit charity dedicated to helping less fortunate children in the Rim Country.

Rim Country Museum rodeo history road trip

Join docents on a road trip around the Rim Country to sites associated with Charlie Meadows, one of the founders of Payson’s World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

Visit locations on historic Payson Main Street, Whispering Pines and the Payson Pioneer Cemetery to learn about Charlie’s life in the Payson area, the founding of the rodeo, and Payson history. “Arizona Charlie” himself will be your tour guide as you learn about Payson’s early days. Local merchants will also dress the part to give you an authentic look at Payson in the late 1800s.

The free tour will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9.

Call the museum at (928) 474-3483 to sign up. Meet at Rim Country Museum in Green Valley Park to carpool.

Pine Shop Hop

Put a visit to Pine in plans for July 9. The Second Saturday Shop Hop in Pine is from 1 p.m. to closing, Saturday, July 9. Many of the businesses along Hwy. 87 and Hardscrabble Road extend hours and offer specials and refreshments the event.

One of the participants, Myra’s Gallery will have live music by Trouble in Paradise and feature the work of some of the artists.

As part of the Shop Hop, there will also be a swap meet at the community center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Concert Under the Stars

Pack up the lawn chair or blanket and a picnic supper and head over to the Green Valley Park amphitheater for the 7 p.m., Saturday, July 9 performance of the Rim Country’s favorite local band, Junction 87.

The three-man group offers a program of both country and rock music.

The free show is part of the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Concert Under the Stars series that continues through July 23.

July 10 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

• Jazz concert: 2 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main

• Train, Railroad Group: 6 p.m., Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy Street,behind Ace Hardware

Jazz concert

Enjoy swinging jazz at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

The afternoon will feature the combined talents of guitarist and vocalist Pete Pancrazi, pianist Beth Lederman, bassist Vic Kottner, drummer Gerry Reynolds and special guest saxophonist Tony Vacca.

The group’s members are among Arizona’s finest jazz musicians. The program will include jazz standards and ballads, some Latin and popular vocals.

A $5 donation is requested to help defray costs, and reservations may be made at gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com.

Trains and railroading group

Anyone interested in trains and railroading is invited to a supper and train talk at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at Payson United Methodist Church.

Come and see some video with trains in action and share experiences with trains. See memorabilia and talk to experienced trainmen. Bring books, pictures and models to share with the group. Everyone is welcome.

The church is located behind Ace Hardware at 414 Easy St. Please call (928) 474-4869 to let organizers know you are coming so there will be plenty of food.

July 11 Monday

• Registration at Payson High School: 7 a.m., continues through this week and next

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

• Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson

• 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

Payson High School registration starts Monday

Payson High School begins the 2011-2012 school year registration Monday.

New students to the district in grades 9-12 will register from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, July 11; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 12; and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 21.

New students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) must start the registration process at the Special Services Office, 902 W. Main St. Call (928) 472-5800 for an appointment.

Returning students in grades 9-12 may register from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 13; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, July 18; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 19; and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20.

Registration July 13, July 14 and July 18 is for students that do not require schedule changes. Students with schedule changes are to register on July 19 and July 20.

For more information, call (928) 472-5725.

Vacation Bible School

Church of Christ

The Payson Church of Christ is having a Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday, July 11 to July 14.

The theme is “Our God is real” and participants will study God’s creation, obedience, faithfulness and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pick up enrollment forms at Oasis Christian Books & Gifts, 512 S. Beeline or call (928) 474-5149 or (928) 970-0082.

There is no charge, but space is limited.

Big Apple Adventure Bible School

The Christopher Creek Bible Chapel will host Big Apple Adventure Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15. There will be games, snacks, Bible lessons and crafts. The big closing program will be from noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 15.

For details, call Tracy or Teresa at (928) 478-4337 or contact them via e-mail at ChristophercreekBiblechapel@gmail.com.

First Church of the Nazarene

The Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, will present Vacation Bible School from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15. The program, themed “MARS” is for children in the first- through sixth-grades.

For more information, call (928) 474-5890.

Blood donations sought

The next Rim Country blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, July 11 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.

While many regular donors take a break from giving blood during long holiday weekends, Arizona patients continue to require nearly 700 blood donors every day. Help is needed to save lives following the Independence Day holiday.

Give blood through Aug. 31 and be entered into a drawing for a 2011 Jetta S, courtesy of Valley Volkswagen dealers. Earn two more chances to win by registering for a Bonus Chance Entry at www.vwdealer .com/phoenix, and then for the best odds, deposit the Bonus Chance Entry at a Valley Volkswagen dealer.

To make a donation appointment, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll free or visit www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.

July 12 Tuesday

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

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

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