Upcoming Sports- Related And Outdoor Recreation Events

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Spaghetti dinner benefit for soccer teams

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Payson High School boys and girls soccer program from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24 at Gerardo’s Firewood Café. The cost is $6 and participants may dine in or take out.

Monument Peak Trail hike

The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is sponsoring a hike of the Monument Peak Trail beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22.

This trail follows the base of Monument Peak and runs along the side of a seasonal streambed. Hikers will enjoy spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim and the Granite Dells. Participants will meet at the Monument Peak Trailhead, 3.3 miles east of Highway 260 on Granite Dells Road, where the hike begins and ends. The trail is easy, level and is three miles round trip.

Call the parks department at (928) 474-5252, extension 7 for details.

Dutch oven cooking

Get a feel for the outdoors in the gorgeous Payson air and learn how to “wow” your friends and family with exquisite camp cooking. Award-winning Dutch oven cooks will teach how to prepare delicious dishes at this Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department class, which concludes with a luncheon giving everyone a chance to sample their efforts. All equipment is provided.

The class is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rumsey Park Ramada 4. The cost is $45 per person and the class is open to everyone 16 and older.

Register online now at www.paysonparks.com or stop by the parks office to register. The deadline to sign up is Oct. 24

Fall Outdoor Photography

Learn simple techniques to capture the reality of what you’re seeing with your camera. Participants must be familiar with the use of their camera and able to hike half a mile.

Registration is taking place now through Oct. 28. The class will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 in Pine.

Participants will meet in the parking lot of the Ponderosa Market on the lefthand corner of Highway 87 and Hardscrabble Road.

The fee is $15 per person.

Call the parks department at (928) 474-5252, extension 7 for details.

Turkey Trot 5K Run

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to register now for the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s annual 5K run beginning and ending at Green Valley Park.

The run, known at the Turkey Trot 5K, will be Saturday, Nov. 19. Check-in is at 8 a.m.

The cost is $25 per person and registration is taking place now.

There is no T-shirt guarantee for late registrants, however day-of registration is available.

Call the parks department at (928) 474-5252, extension 7 for details.

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