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The Payson Public Library hosts its annual Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2. There will be hot dogs, chips and punch from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for only $1. At 6:30 p.m. there will be stories and fun for everyone. This year the celebration will be a pajama party, with Dr. Seuss reading from his Sleep Book.

March 2 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

• Dr. Seuss Family Night: 5:30 p.m., Payson Public Library

• Payson Education Center: 5:30 p.m., benefit

Dr. Seuss Family Night

The Payson Public Library hosts its annual Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2.

There will be hot dogs, chips and punch from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for only $1. At 6:30 p.m. there will be stories and fun for everyone. This year the celebration will be a pajama party, with Dr. Seuss reading from his Sleep Book. Organizers encourage kids and adults to wear pajamas to the event. There will be a special prize for each person who dons PJs.

As always, there will be a special reading by the Cat and the Hat, and prize giveaways. This year, child development and drama students from Payson High School will be doing face painting and helping the kids make their own cat headbands.

There is no signup necessary, but come early because this event becomes more popular every year.

Raffle, karaoke and bake sale

The Payson Education Center invites the public to attend a raffle and karaoke activity night from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 2. Light refreshments will be served. PEC is located at 112 W. Cedar Lane. For more information, call (928) 468-8509.

Additionally the Payson Education Center student council is holding a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5 in front of Walmart. The proceeds will go toward helping Greg and Debbie Schloesser rebuild their lives after a fire destroyed their home.

March 3 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

March 4 Friday

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

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

• Time Out Thrift Store: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Friday sale

• 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

• First Friday events: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all along Historic Main Street

• Concert: 7 p.m., Uptown Espresso

Time Out Thrift Shop has First Friday sale 

Beginning with the first Friday in March, the Time Out Thrift Shop will have a half-off sale on everything in the shop on the first Friday of each month.

Shop for bargains before going to the Main Street festivities.

The shop is at 500 S. Beeline Highway (across from Wendy’s) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All profits benefit Time Out, Inc., its domestic violence shelter, transitional housing and other domestic violence programs and services in the Payson community.

Benefit for cancer victim

Sierra Proctor, a 9-year-old attending Julie Randall Elementary School, is having a benefit yard/bake sale for her cousin Michelle Daniels. Michelle is fighting cancer. She is the wife of DJ Daniels, Payson High graduate, and daughter-in-law of Jerry and Darlene Daniels. 

Sierra will be helped with her benefit by her great-grandma, Myrtle Warter; the Daniels family; grandma Sherry Proctor; and cousins Jinx and Jayne Pyle. 

The benefit yard/bake sale is scheduled at the Payson Womans Club parking lot on historic Main Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, March 4 during the First Friday celebration and then from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5.

Any donations either for the yard sale or bake sale will be much appreciated. For further information, please call (928) 474-2308.

Chicken and dumplings benefit dinner

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to a delicious sit-down dinner of chicken and dumplings, hot vegetable, dinner roll, dessert and drink for only $5.  Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 4 at 800 W. Main St. and includes entertainment by Anything Goes.  All proceeds are used for the children at the Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center.

First Friday is March 4

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out of hibernation and come celebrate March Madness on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4. 

MoJoe’s has been redone inside and will have the Starlighters playing. Stop at Down The Street Art Gallery and watch artists make paintings come to life. Todd’s Books has new location that offers much more browsing space. 

Volunteers honored

Artists of the Rim Gallery members wish to show appreciation to the many volunteers in Payson. During the month of February, the members of the cooperative collected the raffle tickets given to volunteers at the hospital, auxiliary and hospices. These tickets will be entered in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate.

The drawing will be on the first Friday in March (March 4).

Celtic concert, book signing

Bootleg Alley Antiques and Art of Payson will host Vyktoria Pratt Keating in a concert of Celtic music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4 as part of the First Friday celebration. Bootleg Alley is at 520 W. Main, Payson.

Eddie Armer will also be signing copies of his book, “The Silent Winds of the West, the true story of Charles Clifford (C.C.) Griffin,” at Bootleg Alley during the March First Friday event.

Down the Street Art Gallery hosts new artist

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.

Program at Uptown Espresso

Sue Samuel will present at program at Uptown Espresso at 7 p.m., Friday, March 4.

She ministers around the world with her husband, Brian. Samuel also has two albums, “Songs from the Secret Place” and “Home Away From Home.”

For more information, call Marga or Nancy at (928) 478-7166 or visit http://uptownespresso.blogspot.com.

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