Getaway Around Rim Country

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Learn about Green Valley’s birds

Ever stroll around Green Valley Lake and wonder, “What kind of duck is that?” Join a unique seminar provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Migratory Game Bird Supervisor Mike Rabe on waterfowl natural history and identification. The class will include a slideshow and presentation, followed by identification of waterfowl in Green Valley Park. Participants should bring binoculars if they have them, but extras will be available.

The class is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 and open to those 12 and older, though children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 per person and registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 5. The class will be at the parks office at Green Valley Park.

Literacy program publishes cookbook

The Rim Country Literacy Program has just published its cookbook, International Recipes from RCLP — The Language of Great Food.

The cookbook, dedicated to the diversity of Rim Country, features recipes from around the world.

Members of the community contributed favorite family recipes. There is information on each of the world regions and their common spices.

One volunteer, who chose to remain anonymous, described the cookbook ... “Wow! The cookbook is wonderful! Congratulations and cheers for all your hard work. It’s attractive, well-organized and beautifully laid out — plus interesting and easy-to-read. And I love the quotes! I’m not a cookbook person or even a recipe follower, but this book is really special. I may even use it. Great job!”

Copies of the cookbook may be purchased at RCLP offices, 1001 S. Beeline Hwy., Suite F, behind the Knotty Pine Café. The cost is $16. For more information, call RCLP at (928) 468-7257.

Shriners host circus

The Zane Grey Shrine Club will present a performance by the Jordan World Circus at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Payson Event Center. The two-hour event will feature lions, tigers, elephants, jugglers, acrobats, clowns and more. Tickets will be sold at the box office the day of the circus.

Time Out Thrift Shop’s First Friday Sale

Take “time out 2 shop” on First Friday, Oct. 7 at Payson’s Time Out Thrift Store.

Everything inside the shop and on the sidewalk will be at least 50 percent off.

Shop and save during the hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. before going to the Main Street festivities later.

The shop is located at 500 S. Beeline Hwy., across the street from Wendy’s.

We appreciate your donations; we accept donations between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

We will gladly pick up larger donations and furniture, just call 928-474-3989 to schedule an appointment.

All proceeds from the sales at the Time Out Thrift Shop benefit Time Out, Inc., in Payson, its shelter, transitional housing programs and other community-based domestic violence programs.

The shelter hotline number is 928-472-8007.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Radiothon

The 8th Annual Up, Up and Away Radiothon will be held at Chapman Auto Center beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6. 

After the Radiothon, Time Out, Inc. will have its annual walk of remembrance for victims who did not survive family violence. 

To attend the walk, meet at Town Hall at 5:45 p.m. The walk ends at the United Methodist Church where there will be a short program, beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. All are invited. For more information regarding the Radiothon, please call Jean Oliver at (928) 474-6167; for more information on the walk, please contact Gerry Bailey at (928) 472-8007.

Moose dinner

The Moose Lodge will host a dinner and dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7.  The double entrée dinner of chicken Marsala and roasted pork loin will be from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

The music by Junction 87 will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The price is $20 per person or $35 per couple. Music only may be enjoyed for $5 per person. Proceeds will go to the lodge’s local high school scholarship fund. Tickets will be pre-sold, no dinner tickets will be sold at the door. For information or tickets, please call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

Historical society cemetery tour

The Northern Gila County Historical Society will present a free tour of the Payson Pioneer Cemetery with historian Jinx Pyle at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8.

Participants should meet at the cemetery for the tour, which will last approximately one hour. There is no need to sign up at the museum for the tour. However, an optional lunch afterward will be offered at the Lone Pine Hotel for $6 per person, plus tax, and registration is required for it. Sign up at the museum. The museum phone number is (928) 474-3483.

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides event

On Saturday, Oct. 15 take steps to cure cystic fibrosis by participating in the Great Strides event.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of tens of thousands of children and young adults. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s nationwide fund-raising walk, which raises money to support vital CF research. It is a great way for friends, families and co-workers to come together and make a difference.

Join the walk at Green Valley Park in Payson, call Lori Nelson at (602) 224-0068 or visit www.cff.org. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.

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