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Time Out Thrift Shop sale

Take “time out 2 shop” on First Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 at Payson’s Time Out Thrift Shop.

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

New treasures are arriving every day.

The shop is located at 500 S. Beeline Hwy., across the street from Wendy’s and shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The shop will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Volunteers will gladly pick up furniture and larger donations. Just call (928) 474-3989 to schedule an appointment.

All profits benefit Time Out, Inc., its shelter, transitional housing and other domestic violence programs and services in Gila County. 

Music at Community Presbyterian Church

Stop by the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2. The church is featuring the music of The Trio! for September’s First Friday fun, but no dinner due to the Labor Day holiday.

First Friday suppers will return to the church in October to benefit its Community Child Learning Center.

Artists of the Rim celebrate anniversary

The Artists of the Rim Gallery is celebrating five years in business. To mark the event, the artist members are planning an ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Friday, Sept. 2.

More than an open house, the evening will be a celebration of the gallery’s fifth anniversary and a thank you to its loyal patrons.

Ice cream, cake and assorted “munchies” will be served, with music provided by local musicians. Come and see the works of the gallery’s new artists, and help celebrate. Artists of the Rim Gallery is at 408 W. Main St., Payson.

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Chuck Casey and his fiddlers will provide music under the stars at the Farm Dinner benefit hosted by Fossil Creek Creamery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4.

First Friday

Celebrate a “groovy” First Friday at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art on Sept. 2. 

While listening to the music of Trouble in Paradise, relish a gourmet brat grilled by Chef Gary Bedsworth and Diane Frederick Bedsworth. A brat, chips and a drink cost $5 with all proceeds benefiting PAWS. Top off dinner with ice cream from Scoops.

Raffle tickets for a top-of-the-line Tony Lama jacket will be sold. Tickets are only $5 each and benefit Greg Day, owner of Macky’s Grill. The jacket drawing is Sept. 11.

Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is located at 520 W. Historic Main St. in Payson. First Friday is held monthly from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. year-round.

Hellsgate Fire Department Labor Day celebration

The Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary Fireflies Labor Day Weekend Barbecue is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 at Fire Station #22 in Tonto Village (151 Mathews Lane, one mile in on Control Road off East Highway 260).

The menu will feature a barbecued pork sandwich, coleslaw, beans, fresh corn on the cob and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children, 10 and younger.

There will also be a bake sale with cakes, fruit pies, cookies, breads, jams and more (to donate baked goods, please call Janet at 928-478-9935).

A raffle will be held at 1:30 p.m. for a chain saw, Giant gas card worth $200 and a Bashas’ grocery card worth $300. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5.

There will also be entertainment by D.J. Larry Ellis.

Labor Day fun in the cool country

Labor Day weekend is almost here and it’s time for some fun. Pack up the car and the kids and head “over the mountain and through the woods” to beautiful Strawberry and Pine for guaranteed fun in the cool country for the entire family.

The annual Pine Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild Annual Labor Day Festival features a playground, clowns, and face painting for the kids and more than 80 booths and talented artists and crafters displaying beautiful handcrafted items for the folks. Dads are sure to enjoy the carvings in wood while consuming a giant sized Navajo taco, while Mom admires beaded denim handbags, original hand-made clothing, unique jewelry and so much more.

See original artwork by widely recognized Arizona artists, including the heart-felt paintings of Ruthellen Mason; meticulously crafted wooden bowls by Curt Harp; and extraordinary basketry of Bob Gleason. Grab a picnic table under the ramada and enjoy the many food choices from a variety of food vendors.

Take a leisurely walk in the woods and give the kids a fun and hands-on science lesson about ponderosa pines, rocks, creeks, fresh air, bugs, and maybe take home a pinecone or two.

The festival will be open to the public, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Pine Community Center on Hwy. 87 at the corner of Randall Place, 15 miles north of Payson on Hwy. 87 (the Beeline).

Farm dinner benefit

Fossil Creek Creamery will be hosting a farm dinner to benefit the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4.

Three talented chefs will prepare a five-course meal and a special wine pairing will be available with each course.

All local produce, meat and dairy will be used. Participating in preparing this fabulous feast are Chef Akos Szabo, Top of the Rock in Tempe; Chef Gerardo Moceri, Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe in Payson; Chef Tracy Dempsey, pastry chef from Scottsdale. Vita-Mart will donate produce from their 25 local producers.

Chuck Casey and his fiddlers will provide music under the stars.

All proceeds will benefit the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. Tickets are $75 per person and can be reserved by calling (928) 476-5178.

There will be limited seating, so make a reservation soon to join your neighbors for good food, wine, music under the stars, and for a good cause.

Go online to www.ranchatfossilcreek .com for more details.

Mountain Bible Women’s Ministry event

Mountain Bible Women’s Ministry will present a Beth Moore Simulcast, “Life-Changing Bible Study — Inspiring Worship,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Rd., Payson.

Moore is an American evangelist, author, and teacher. She founded Living Proof Ministries, a biblically based organization for women, in 1994. Based in Houston, Texas, it primarily focuses on aiding women who desire to model their lives on evangelical Christian principles.

Moore writes books based on the regular Bible studies that she conducts at the Living Proof Live conferences and at her local church, First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. Through her books, the Internet, DVD, video, and audiotape, women from every denomination around the world have participated in her Bible studies, while many others have listened to her on the radio or heard her speak in person.

Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch. Call the MBC office at (928) 472-7800 for reservations and more information or

e-mail womensministry@mountainbible.org.

Jazz concert

The John Darst Jazz Quartet will perform in concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Performing will be John Darst, guitar and vocals; Bob Veltre, guitar; Chris Long, bass; and Gerry Reynolds, drums.

A $5 minimum donation is requested at the door and includes refreshments.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Reynolds at gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com.

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