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The Library Friends of Payson will launch the upcoming Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit at the library with a special speaker at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 20. The general meeting features “Key Ingredients” guest speaker, Gregory McNamee of Tucson, author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science and Love of Food, who will explore the traditions of food in Arizona. A potluck luncheon will follow. The event is free. The exhibit will open Saturday, June 25 and run through Aug. 7.

June 14 Tuesday

• 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

• Beyond Limits special event:6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road

Beyond Limits to host special event tonight

Special guests Yoyo and Sandi Collins from Salina, Okla. will present an inspirational concert at the annual picnic for Beyond Limits. Yoyo Collins was involved in a diving accident, which broke his neck and severed his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed.

Yoyo and Sandi have blessed hundreds with their wonderful message in music and word about God’s grace is sufficient. The public is invited.

This special event will be held at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road in Payson, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 14. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Participants should bring a side dish to share. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

June 15 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

• Father’s Day barbecue: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior Circle

Gifts for Dad at Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store

The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store, 3916 N. Highway 87 in Pine, will be featuring Father’s Day gifts June 15 through June 18.  Lamps will be on sale at 50 percent off the marked prices. Children’s clothing will be two garments for 25 cents and in the outside entertainment center, cassettes will be 5 cents, VHS tapes 25 cents, and sheet music 50 cents each. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Father’s Day barbecue

The Senior Circle will host a June 15 Father’s Day Barbecue at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. The luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and is open to all Senior Circle members and their guests. The cost is $4 for members and $5 for guests. Reservations are required. Please sign up by calling (928) 472-9290.

There is still time to sign up for the Durango/Silverton train trip, which is scheduled for July 10-12, 2011 through the Senior Circle. Cost is $495 (double occupancy). Please call Rene at Senior Circle at (928) 472- 9290 to make your reservation.

June 16 Thursday

• 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 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

Deadline to register for youth basketball camp

Youngsters in the third- through eighth-grades have until today to register for the upcoming Junior Horns Basketball Camp.

The camp will be June 20 through June 23 at Wilson Dome on the high school campus. The cost is $30 per participant.

The camp offers youth the opportunity to learn from Payson High varsity basketball team members to refine skills and learn at a top level.

Call the parks department at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information, or stop by the parks office in Green Valley Park.

June 17 Friday

• Moose Lodge Swap Meet: 7 a.m., Moose Lodge in Star Valley, continues Saturday

• 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

Moose Lodge swap meet

The Moose Lodge in Star Valley will hold a Swap Meet starting at 7 a.m., Friday, June 17 and Saturday June 18, Everyone is welcome to participate, as space permits. Sellers need to bring their own table.

Fry bread will be served on Friday and burgers and hot dogs are on the menu Saturday.

For information, call (928) 474-6212.

Rummage Sale June 17-18

Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, will have a Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 to help defray children’s summer camp expenses.

Donations for the sale will be accepted through June 16.

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