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Nov. 8 Tuesday

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

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

• Hospice open house: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 511 S. Mud Springs Road

• Chili Supper: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., MoJoe’s Grill, benefits PAWS in the Park program to provide low cost/no cost spay and neuter clinics

Hospice open house

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The Rim Country Quilt Roundup is this weekend. Held at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino event center, the show is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12; and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with the donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for local food banks. In addition to quilts on display, there will be demonstrations and vendors.

Visit the beautiful Hospice Compassus hospice house at 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson for an open house between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Visit with the staff and enjoy light refreshments for National Hospice Month.

Annual Chili Supper is Nov. 8 at MoJoe’s Grill

PAWS in the Park will present the 15th Annual Chili Supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at MoJoe’s Grill, 307 S. Beeline Highway.

This year, the proceeds will go toward low cost/no cost spay and neuter clinics to benefit pets and their people in the Rim Country.

The chili will be furnished by MoJoe’s Grill, with cheese from El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, salad from Tiny’s Family Restaurant, dressing from Fargo’s Steak House, macaroni and cheese from Cardo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, rolls by Gerardo’s Firewood Café and the Barkery Bakery volunteers will be making scrumptious homemade desserts.

PAWS members are currently looking for raffle items. To donate an item, please contact pawsnpayson@gmail.com or call Julie Coleman at (928) 951-4884.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Advance tickets can be purchased at Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane; Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Main St.; and the Humane Society of Central Arizona Thrift Store, 501B W. Main St.; or at MoJoe’s Grill the day of the event.

Nov. 9 Wednesday

• Minnesota Breakfast: 7 a.m., Tiny’s, 600 E. Hwy. 260

• 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

• Senior Circle host Lunch & Learn: 11 a.m., hear from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patrick Harrison

• Help with Christmas Boxes: noon, Rotary, Optimists and the Senior Center are working together to provide Christmas boxes for youngsters in need - learn how you can help, Tiny’s, 600 E. Hwy. 260

• Deadline to register for writing workshop: Spend $25 and learn to write your life story - or a loved one’s

• Holidays after the loss of a loved one: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Messinger’s community room, presented by Hospice Compassus and Messinger’s, 901 S. Westerly, Payson

• John Denver Tribute Concert: 7 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium, presented by the Tonto Community Concert Association

Minnesota Breakfast

Rim Country residents and winter visitors from Minnesota are invited to a Minnesota Breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Come and enjoy a great breakfast or just a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes visiting with others from Minnesota.

For additional information, contact Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132.

Upcoming events at Senior Circle

Members of the Payson Senior Circle are invited to welcome Dr. Patrick Harrison to Payson at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9. Harrison will speak about the latest procedures and techniques in the field of orthopedic surgery. He specializes in joint replacement and sports medicine.

Those planning on participating in the Thursday, Nov. 17 day trip to the Queen Creek Olive Oil Mill and Schnepf Farms must register by Friday, Nov. 11.

Participants will tour the olive oil mill, take a short walk to Schnepf Farms for a noon train ride followed by lunch (included in the cost) and a guided hay ride tour. A luxury motor coach will provide transportation to and from Payson. 

Call (928) 472-9290 for details and to make reservations.

Planning meeting for Christmas Box program

Area clubs, organizations, churches and all individuals and businesses interested in helping with a new Christmas Box program are invited to attend or send a representative to the noon meeting of Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

To provide gifts of clothing and toys to disadvantaged and displaced children who may not benefit from other similar programs, the Rotary and Optimist Clubs, along with the Payson Senior Center, are starting a joint effort.

Those interested in participating or making a financial contribution are asked to attend this organizational meeting.

Join Rotary for lunch Nov. 9 for just $10 if you would like.

To learn more, call Joan Young of the Optimists at (928) 472-2264 or drop off funds at the Senior Center; checks can be made out to the Payson Multipurpose Senior Center, a 501c3 and a receipt for tax purposes will be provided.

The deadline to contribute goods or funds is Dec. 15. Volunteers will wrap gifts at the Senior Center which will arrange for delivery.

Learn to write your life story 

Learn how to write your life story and create an altered book at a workshop on Nov. 12 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main Street, Payson.

Speaker Dee Dees, of Gilbert, is the author of “Write Your Life Story in 28 Days,” and helps people turn life experiences into books. 

Focus on creating Altered Books with expert Brenda Hamric, of Paper & Metal Scrappers, who will teach two techniques in the afternoon. Bring an old hardback book with its spine in good condition, 1-1/2 inches or 2-1/2 inches thick, for the project.

Open to the public, the event is sponsored by Arizona Press Women. It is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The fee at the door is $30, but there is an early bird fee of $25 for registration by Nov. 9. For information or reservations, call (928) 468-9269 or online at www.AZ-Rim-APW.org.

Surviving holidays after the loss of a loved one

Hospice Compassus and Payson Messinger Mortuary are hosting a two-hour interactive group session that will explore specific ways to manage the holiday season while in the midst of grief. There is no charge for participation in this informative meeting.

The program will be presented from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Community Room of Messinger Mortuary, 901 S. Westerly, Payson. The Community Room is accessed through the garden entrance on the east side of the building.

For more information, please call Janine Affeldt, Hospice Compassus Bereavement Coordinator, at (928) 472-6340.

TCCA presents John Denver tribute

Boasting the only full-length concert tribute to John Denver, Jim Curry will lend his voice and remarkable resemblance to the star in his crowd pleasing production of “Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Payson High School Auditorium.

Single tickets are $35 (if seating is available). Children and youth, grade 12 and under, will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

For more information, visit the association Web site at www.tccarim.org or call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-4189.

Nov. 10 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

• New school organization forming: 6 p.m., Room 1 of the Payson High School Auditorium

New organization for PHS parents, teachers, students

All interested parents, teachers, students and community members are invited to attend the new Payson High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in Auditorium Room 1. Contact Tina Terry at tina.terry@pusd.com for more information.

Nov. 11 Friday

• Community Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson

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

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

• Quilt Roundup: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino event center, continues through Sunday featuring quilts from through the Rim Country and U.S.

• 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

• Deadline to order Celebration of Life ornament: the annual Celebration of Live is Nov. 30, however, the deadline to order a commemorative ornament is Nov. 11

• Deadline to order wreaths to help horses: New Hope Equine Rescue needs all orders for holiday wreaths placed by today, see details below

Community Breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Nov 11 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Rim Country Quilt Roundup

The area is called home by some of the nation’s best quilters and those quilters, as well as gifted hobbyists and novices, will have their work displayed at the 7th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup. There will also be quilts coming to the show from out of the area and the Arizona Centennial Quilt, made by quilters from all over the state, will be showcased.

The event is Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Exhibition Hall at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, off Highway 87 at milepost 251 on the southeast side of Payson.

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12; and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with the donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for local food banks. Children 12 and under will be admitted at no charge.

Elks Shopping Spree benefit

The Payson Elks Lodge will have its 4th Annual Luncheon and Bingo Afternoon for its holiday Children’s Shopping Spree Friday, Nov. 11.

Tickets are $10 per person and will not be sold at the door, so advance purchase must be made from Elks members.

Doors open for the luncheon at 11 a.m., at which time Bingo cards will also go on sale.

The taco salad luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Guests can choose chicken or beef taco salad; the menu also includes ice cream and a choice of coffee or iced tea.

Bingo participants are not required to attend the luncheon and seating for Bingo only begins at 12:15 p.m. Sale of Bingo cards closes at 12:45 p.m., the minimum cost of cards is $12.

Play begins at 1 p.m.

The Payson Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Hwy.

Celebration of Life

Remember and honor the passing of a loved one during the holidays by celebrating their life.

Hospice Compassus, Messinger’s Funeral Home, the Rim Country Hospice Foundation and Gerardo’s Italian Bistro invite the public to the annual Celebration of Life.

The commemoration begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Mountain Bible Church. The evening includes prayers, music, remembrances, a power point presentation, a beautiful signing performed by one of our hospice home health aides, and a tree lighting ceremony.

Gerardo’s Italian Bistro will provide a full-course meal at the end of the evening.

The Celebration of Life is free of charge and open to the community. However, each participant is asked to bring a can of food to be given to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to help those less fortunate during the holidays.

Personalized crystal butterfly ornaments can be ordered prior to the evening event for $12 per ornament.

Anyone interested in attending or ordering ornaments should contact Hospice Compassus by Friday, Nov. 11; call (928) 472-6340 to R.S.V.P. and order ornaments.

Last chance to order wreaths

The deadline for ordering a wreath in New Hope Equine Rescue’s Holiday Gift program is this Friday, Nov. 11. Free delivery direct from Minnesota will be Dec. 5 through Dec. 9. Each decorated wreath, made with fresh evergreen boughs from Minnesota, comes with a hanger and, for each purchase, a tree will be planted.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the animals at New Hope PMU Equine Rescue, an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information and an order form, see the Web site, www.new hopepmuequinerescue.org or, for information, call Jean at (928) 978-5155. 

Wills for Veterans Day

The Dana Law Firm is offering free wills to those who have served and kept our great country safe. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, all veterans of the United States Armed Forces can go to Dana Law Firm offices in the Valley to receive a free will (a $300 value). Visit www.DanaFirm.com for more details.

The service will not be provided at the Payson office as reported in the Nov. 1 edition of the Roundup.

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