Youth Football opener
The Payson Youth Football League will have its first home game of the season against Blue Ridge, Saturday, Sept. 3. Games start at 9 a.m. and go all day until about 5 p.m. at Payson High School football field.
The league will also be hosting a Fry Bread for Football benefit. Homemade fry bread through the concessions stand for only $5. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of new helmets for the league.
Town Youth Sports
Punt, Pass and Kick
The annual Punt, Pass and Kick contest will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 at North Soccer Field in Rumsey Park. Registration will take place the day of the event and a parent or guardian must be present to register children ages 6 to 15. All boys and girls in these age groups are invited to participate. There is no cost to take part.
Kids Fishing with Mark Kile
Registration: through Sept. 7
Class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the parks office in Green Valley Park
Information: The class is for students in the first- through fifth-grades. All fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Children should bring their own water to drink.
Houston Trail to Flat Rock. The hike starts at the Houston Mesa Trailhead, which is a mile east on Houston Mesa Road from Highway 87.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
Time: 8 a.m.
Length: 2 miles
GPS 101 Class
Registration: through Sept. 16
Class: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 17 at the parks office in Green Valley Park
Information: The class is for those 12 and older; participants must bring their own hand-held GPS, computer connector cable and manual.
Payson Event Center
Turn and Burn Barrel and Pole Series
The books open at 4 p.m.
Time-only runs are from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. and cost $3 per run.
Competition starts at 6:15 p.m.
There is an arena fee of $10 per person or $25 per family in household.
Entry fee is $5 per event.
There is a side jackpot for $5, with 50-percent payout. Jackpot participants must pay jackpot fee in cash.