Getaway Around Rim Country


Concert Under the Stars

The July 16 Concert Under the Stars in Green Valley Park will feature Jerry & Judy of the Missouri Opry. Their music ranges from new country hits, old country standards and swing tunes from the 1940s to rock and roll hits of the 1950s.

A look at psychology in the movies

Gila Community College is presenting a free, 5-week seminar, on psychology in the movies.

Participants will examine different aspects of film, including the components of a movie and what makes a movie compelling. The course will look at why people want and appreciate psychological thrillers and how movies have characterized mental illness. Specific psychological disorders will be portrayed through a variety of films.

Each week, participants will view and discuss movie segments. Five of the following movies will be presented: Ordinary People, As Good As It Gets, Michael Clayton, A Beautiful Mind, No Country for Old Men, Black Swan, Fatal Attraction.

Attend this free seminar series from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, from July 20 through Aug. 17 on the Gila Community College campus in Payson.


The 5th Annual Rim Country Open Arizona Disc Golf Tournament takes place at Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at Rumsey Park.

Disc Golf Tournament

The 5th Annual Rim Country Open Arizona Disc Golf Tournament will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at Rumsey Park, 328 N. McLane Road. Sponsored by the Arizona Disc Golf Club and the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, this is a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournament. Participants at the Novice, Intermediate and Professional levels will play 18 “holes,” with three rounds of competition.

Contact the parks office for details, (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 or go online to

Robin Mark in concert

Live from Belfast Northern Ireland, Christian recording artist Robin Mark and band will present a concert at the Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday July 30. Admission is free; but a love offering will be taken.

Mountain Daze

The Pine/Strawberry Business Community is planning a Mountain Daze celebration in conjunction with the August Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race.

The celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Pine Strawberry Ramada at the Pine Community Center. No admission will be charged to enjoy vendors, food, music and antique cars.

Also taking place the first weekend in August will be the Pine/Strawberry Health Fair.

Go online to for more information.

Champagne in the Garden

Time Out, Inc. will have a fund-raising event, Champagne in the Garden, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 at Freegard Ranch, 27 Freegard Lane in Star Valley.

The event will be a ladies’ luncheon and hat social. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased before Aug 1.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Charlotte at Time Out Thrift Shop, (928) 474-3989 or Judi at (928) 517-1034 before 7p.m.

Time Out, a private non-profit agency founded in 1992, provides crisis intervention, community outreach/prevention programs, emergency shelter, supportive services and transitional housing for adult victims of domestic violence and their children. Each year, Time Out improves the safety and well being of more than 1,300 hotline callers and over 450 abuse survivors.


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