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A photographic slide presentation featuring Payson’s historic Rock Building and Julia Randall Elementary School will be presented free of charge at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14, and again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. The program will be in the board and community meeting room of the Rock Building, now the home of Payson School District’s administrative office adjacent to Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main St.

May 13 Friday

• 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.

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

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., continues through Sunday, see brochure in today’s paper for map, information

• American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion

• Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon: 5 p.m., Julia Randall Elementary auditorium

• TCCA program: 7 p.m., Payson High School auditorium

’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour

Tour the studios of artists of the Rim Country from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.

Look for a feature in today’s Roundup.

The event is sponsored by the Payson Art League.

Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon

There will be a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon at Julia Randall Auditorium starting at 5 p.m., Friday, May 13.

The first film will be screened at 5 p.m., the second at 7:30 p.m. and the third at 10 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person or $20 for families of up to six.

There will be food and drinks at a concession stand.

Along with all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean movie trivia contest, costume contest, with awards for the best Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan impersonation.

Proceeds benefit PAAL and its programs.

TCCA concert will feature PHS band, plus guest artists

The Tonto Community Concert Association’s final concert of the 2010-2011 season, featuring the Dallas Brass, will be held in the Payson High School Auditorium Friday, May 13. 

Also featured that evening will be the Payson High School band. The concert begins at 7 p.m., however, plan to be there early to enjoy music by “The Big Band Music Machine” — the local jazz band directed by Mike Buskirk, which includes both Payson middle school and high school students.

Tickets will be available at the door.

May 14 Saturday

• Community Flea Market: 7 a.m. to noon, Community Presbyterian Church

• PEC yard sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 112 W. Cedar Lane

• Relay for Life benefit: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., car wash and more, Walgreens

• ADD/ADHD program: 8:30 a.m., Mountain Bible Church Building C

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

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Animal Jamboree:9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1010 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson

• Tractor Show: Pine; in Payson Concrete parking lot

• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• HIstory of JRE Rock Building: 10 a.m., Payson School District office meeting room, repeats at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17

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

• Code of the West Tour: leaves 10 a.m. from Rim Country Museum, returns at 3 p.m.

• Elks Jam Session: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Elks Lodge

Community Flea Market

The Community Presbyterian Church Deacons will be holding three Community Flea Market events this summer on Saturday, May 14, Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 only.

Spaces are just $10 for a 19-foot-by-10 foot area where anything that is legal may be sold.

The second Saturday events will be held from 7 a.m. to noon, with vendors required to be completely set up by 7 a.m. No overnight supervision will be offered, but if vendors stay in the parking lot all night with their merchandise, they may set up Friday nights after 5 p.m.

All proceeds from space rentals go to the Deacons’ Food Bank and vendors keep the profits.

Come by the church office at 800 W. Main St. weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon to register now. Spaces fill up fast. For more information, call John at (928) 476-3758, or the church office at (928) 474-2059.

PEC yard sale

Payson Education Center will hold its second annual yard sale/bake sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14. The money raised will be used to help pay for student activities.

Anyone with treasures they would like to donate, may bring them by the school anytime on Friday, May 13. The school is located at 112 W. Cedar Lane in Payson. For more information, call (928) 468-8509.

Benefit for Relay for Life

The Payson Regional Medical Center/Walgreen’s Relay for Life team is having a car wash and selling root beer floats from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Come out and get your car washed and support the American Cancer Society.

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, May 14 the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

Sunday, May 15 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. Use by commercial haulers is prohibited.  

Learn more about ADD and ADHD

Dr. John Barton of Arizona State University’s Tempe Clinical Psychology Center will be presenting a “no cost” training for those living with or working with children, adolescents or adults with ADD or ADHD.

These are brain-based conditions that are characterized by poor attention and distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Barton will cover multiple topics from symptoms, causes, heredity, how parents can be better advocates to academic modifications and optional services.

ADHD tends to occur among family members, so the condition is thought to have a genetic and biological component. It is estimated that up to 5 percent of preschool and school age children have these disorders.

Sponsored by Arizona’s Children Association, the training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Mountain Bible Church, building “C”, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Register by calling Kelli Schuttinga with Arizona’s Children at (928) 472-4310 or e-mail Mary Jacobson at mjacobson@arizonaschildren .org.

Animal Jamboree

Bring your pets out for an Animal Jamboree from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Payson Pet Care Veterinary Clinic, 1010 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

There will be competitions with prizes for largest pet, smallest pet, best dressed pet, owner-pet look-alike, longest haired pet, longest tail, best trick.

There will also be information and free seminars offered, along with door prizes and activities for the two-legged partners of the pets.

Pets must have current vaccinations and be on a leash.

Rim Country Tractor Show

This Saturday is the Rim Country Tractor Show in the parking lot of Payson Concrete in Pine.

While there, check out the new Firewise Trailer that’s just been completed by the members of Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc. This trailer, a “mobile classroom” designed to offer a capsule education in wildfire prevention and protection, was built for the community with the help of a grant from FEMA. The Firewise Trailer contains lots of free information for homeowners, activities and fun stuff for the kids and displays that can help prepare for fire season. 

Learn about the history of JRE’s Rock Building

A photographic slide presentation featuring Payson’s historic Rock Building and Julia Randall Elementary School will be presented free of charge at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14, and again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.

The program will be in the board and community meeting room of the Rock Building, now the home of Payson School District’s administrative office adjacent to Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main St.

Three local citizens have partnered with Payson School District Superintendent Casey O’Brien to preserve the history of the rock building: Ted Pettet, Payson’s first mayor and former teacher and coach at the Rock Building school; Glenn Smith, an artist specializing in photographic prints; and Gail Hearne, writer, speaker and educator. The group has collected a number of historic photographs and would like to gather more from members of the community.

Celebrate the history of the rock building that was built by local men with federal WPA funds during the Great Depression. The stone schoolhouse was open to educate Payson’s children for seven decades. The original oak wood floors of the hallway were beautifully restored during the 2009 remodel.

Code of the West Tour

Summer season events open at the Rim Country Museum at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14. The museum will start its Code of the West Tour that day, which gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a day spent tracing the locations and history found in Zane Grey’s novel Code of the West.

Set in Little Green Valley near Payson, the story tells of the romance between Cal Thurman, a local rancher’s son, and the school teacher’s sister Georgiana — a “vision of youth and beauty” with “big violet eyes” and “lips as red as carmine” who, at 17, is “an outrageous flirt.” On her first visit to Arizona, Georgiana has much to learn about the heart of a cowboy and the “code of the west.”

Stops on the tour include Little Green Valley, historic Kohl’s Ranch and a drive up Tonto Fish Hatchery Road to view the original Zane Grey Cabin site in the distance. While at Kohl’s Ranch, tour members will enjoy a no-host lunch (outdoor picnic with grilled chicken or steak or portabella mushroom sandwich and sides for $11) and a visit to the old schoolhouse (now a summer cabin for the Kohl family).

Betty Kohl Adams, author of a book on the history of her family and their ranch, will be there to speak to visitors and sign copies of her book.

After starting at the museum in Payson at 10 a.m., the tour (drive your own auto) will travel about 40 miles round trip and conclude around 3 p.m. A museum docent will guide the tour.

Make a reservation as soon as possible. Call the museum at (928) 474-3483 to sign up.

Elks have jam session

The Payson Elks Lodge 2154 will hold a jam session from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 14. The Payson Elks will welcome guests.

The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

May 15 Sunday

• Relay for Life benefit: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Book and luminaria sale, Walmart

• Book launch, signing: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.,Kevin Hearne launching urban fantasy series, 100 N. Tonto St.

• 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

• Payson Community Kids benefit: 6 p.m., wine sampling, five-course dinner, Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe, also at 6 p.m. Monday

Relay for Life benefit

There will be a Relay for Life Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday May 15 at Walmart. Jan Parsons and Connie Webber will also be selling commemorative luminaries for the June 3-4 event.

Book launch

Celebrate the launch of an exciting new urban fantasy series set in Arizona from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15 at 100 N. Tonto St. Author Kevin Hearne, the son of Rim Country resident Gail Hearne, provides an insider’s view of the publishing world along with a book signing open to the public free of charge.

Hearne, a Valley English teacher, will share tips for writers, hold a Q&A session with the audience and read an excerpt from his debut novel, “Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1),” which was released May 3, 2011 by Del Rey/Random House. Fans will not have to wait long to read more of this series. The second and third books will be released in the following months — “Hexed” on June 7 and “Hammered” on July 5.

A paperback version of “Hounded” will be available for purchase for those who want to get a copy personally autographed by Kevin during this event.

Portions of “The Iron Druid Chronicles” were written during Hearne’s visits to Payson.

For more information, visit the author’s website: www.kevinhearne .com.

Wine, dine and help

Payson Community Kids will benefit from an evening of sampling Mediterranean wines and fine cuisine at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16.

A tour of the Mediterranean through a five-course dinner presented by Chef Gerardo Moceri and highlighting his European culinary background, will be held at Gerardo’s Firewood Café.

Tickets are $7 per person and proceeds will be donated to assist the after-school program of PCK.

Please call (928) 978-3256 for tickets or pick them up at Gerardo’s Firewood Café.

May 16 Monday

• 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

• Letter-writng campaign for maternal health: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Payson Amnesty International meeting, 100 N. Tonto St.

Maternal health is a human right

Every 90 seconds a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth — that’s nearly 1,000 women every day, more than 350,000 a year.

One of the most basic things we can do is to support pending legislation to ensure that all 50 states develop common sense solutions to protect women’s health.

Help shine a light on maternal health in your community and throughout the world by joining Payson Amnesty International’s monthly meeting and Maternal Health letter writing campaign from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 16 at 100 N. Tonto St., Payson.

For more information, call Penny at (928) 474-2391.

May 17 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

• Economic recovery discussion: 10 a.m., Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim

Economic recovery discussion planned

Scott Flake, Edward Jones financial advisor in Payson, is hosting a free 35-minute educational seminar titled, “Outlook and Opportunities: Economic Recovery — Progress, Not Perfection,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 17 at The Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

The seminar will include information about: why high deficits and debt shouldn’t prevent making investment decisions; how to hedge against changing interest rates; how to choose municipal bonds during budget woes; where the stock market opportunities are, both in the U.S. and abroad

The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Pat Kolasinski at (928) 468-1470.

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