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A circus is coming to town at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Payson Event Center. The Zane Grey Shrine Club will present a performance by the Jordan World Circus. 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.

Sept. 27 Tuesday

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

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

• Tonto Community Concert Association program: 7 p.m., Chinese acrobats perform at PHS auditorium

Chinese acrobats to perform

International acrobatic superstars, the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, will bring their dazzling and daring program of formidable feats to the Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. Single tickets are $35 (if seating is available). Children and youth, grades 12 and under, will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. For more information, go to www.tccarim.org or call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-4189.

Sept. 28 Wednesday

• 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

Sept. 29 Thursday

• Flu shot clinics at schools: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Payson High, continues at other schools

• 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

• Real Estate classes at GCC: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., continues Thursdays through Nov. 17

Flu shot clinics at schools

The Gila County Health Department is scheduling flu shot clinics at area schools.

The clinics are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and students must have a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian to participate. The clinics are:

• Sept. 29, Payson High School

• Sept. 30, Tonto Basin School

• Oct. 18, Rim Country Middle School

• Oct. 26, Payson Elementary School

A clinic was held at Julia Randall Elementary earlier today, taking place prior to publication of the Roundup.

If a consent form for your child is not received a week prior to their school’s clinic, a form can be picked up at the nurse’s office or the county health department. For more information, call the Gila County Health Department at (928) 474-1210.

Low-cost spay-neuter clinic

The Humane Society of Central Arizona and PAWS in the Park are partnering with Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge to provide a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for felines and canines through the Healing Hearts Mobile Surgical Unit, which will be in Payson on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The one-day clinic is meant to make spay and neuter of companion animals possible for those in Rim Country communities who have been most negatively impacted in the economic downturn through loss of jobs, reduction in pay, changes in living situations and other negative financial issues. Even though fees for the services are significantly less than normal rates they may still be prohibitive for some to pay, so PAWS in the Park is generously providing funds to help those who need further assistance.

In order to have your companion animal included in the clinic you must register at the Humane Society of Central Arizona. There is a $20 cash deposit required at the time of registration.

For information about costs, and other details please go to the Website at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org or call the shelter at (928) 474-5590.

Real Estate courses at GCC

Gila Community College is offering the following Real Estate license renewal courses at the Payson campus:

• Broker audit and commission rules, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29

• Fair housing, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6

• Basic Real Estate exchange, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13

• Advanced Real Estate exchange, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 

• Agency, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27

• Disclosure, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3

• Contract law, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10

• Beneficiary deeds, 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 

The cost is $20 per class in advance, or $25 per class on the day of instruction.

These courses satisfy the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s requirements for continuing education hours for all sale and broker licenses.

Sept. 30 Friday

• Elks yard sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,continues Saturday until 2 p.m.

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

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

• Head Start open house: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• 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

Elks annual yard sale

The Payson Elks Lodge is holding its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 in the ramada behind the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

There will be lots of bargains, plus hot dogs, chips and sodas for sale.

Head Start open house

Payson Head Start invites the community to its open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 in celebration of National Head Start Month. The Head Start site is at 1008 S. Westerly Road. Please plan to drop by and see the facility and share in the proclamation presented by Vice Mayor Su Connell at noon.

Other activities include fingerprinting, face painting, story time, make-it and take-it craft activities and refreshments.

For more information, call (928) 474-2738.

Oct. 1 Saturday

• Youth flights: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Payson Airport, consent forms needed

• PAHH dedication, open house: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., addition to Longhorn Village

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

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Payson Public 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

• Fashion show and luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Center, benefits homeless students, present by the Optimist Club and Senior Citizens Center

• Rim Country Celts Irish Fest: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lone Pine Hotel

Youth orientation flights

The pilots of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 810 Young Eagles Program of Payson is presenting free airplane orientation flights for youth ages 8 to 17.

This introduction to the basics of flying will be from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Payson Airport.

Offered on a first come, first to fly basis, no reservations are needed, however participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a permission slip, or bring a signed permission slip.

For additional information, call (928) 978-5139.

PAHH dedication; open house

The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity will have a dedication ceremony and open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at Longhorn Village Units 10-14, 805 Longhorn Road, Payson.

The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and tours of the homes.

Those attending are encouraged to participate in the old-fashioned English tradition of pounding for the new homeowners. 

The “pounding” tradition means when visiting someone in a new home, guests took the family a pound of something. PAHH suggests that, if possible, you bring a pound of something: non-perishable food, laundry supplies, cleaning goods, etc. All “pounding” gifts will be appreciated.

Falling Leaves Fashioneesta event

The Optimist Club and Payson Senior Center present the Falling Leaves Fashioneesta event Saturday, Oct. 1. The event is a luncheon and fashion show benefit, featuring the latest in fun fashions from the Boutique, a dazzling variety of bling from Premier Designs Jewelry and silent auction items of jewelry and one-of-a-kind cosmetics.

The fashion show is being held to benefit homeless students. All proceeds from the Falling Leaves Fashioneesta will be used to help provide homeless children and youth with a safe, stable and comfortable education.

Mark your calendar now for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson. Tickets are limited to 150 and may be purchased at the Senior Center or from Optimist and Senior Center board members. Sponsorships are available various levels, from 50 and up. Tickets, plus verbal and written recognition at the event will be given to sponsors. Contact Joan Young at (928) 472-2264 for more information.

Rim Country Celts Irish fest

The Rim Country Celts, a recently organized Rim Country group, focuses on promoting, educating and providing social activities related to Celtic heritage or people who are interested in the Celtic culture.

The group is holding its first Ceilidh — an Irish festival and celebration — from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Lone Pine Hotel, 610 W. Main St., Payson.

The entry fees will be $3 per person, $5 per couple, $1 for children 6 to 12 and children under 6 are admitted free.

The Lone Pine Hotel staff is making homemade Irish stew for purchase. The Rim Country Celts will be offering soda bread, scones, Guinness and O’Doul’s non-alcohol beer, plus sodas.

The evening will feature a storyteller and a Celtic music acoustic jam session with musicians and singers from the Rim Country and the Valley participating.

Rim Country Celts’ Web sites are: www.rimcountrycelts.org and http://rimcountrycelts.webs.com. 

Oct. 2 Sunday

• Rim Country Museum: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Bingo: 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

• Blessing of the Animals: 2 p.m., Holy Nativity Church

• Storytelling: 4 p.m., Strawberry Bear Restaurant on Ralls Drive in Strawberry, presented by the Riff Raff Club - tickets must be bought in advance

Blessing of the Animals

There will be a procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses, to be blessed at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 at Holy Nativity Anglican Catholic Church.

This event is in celebration of the Saint’s Day of St. Francis of Assisi who loved the animals and was friend and protector to them. Come and bring your loving pet or animal for the blessings. There will be treats for them and refreshments for all of us.

The Holy Nativity Anglican Catholic Church is at 1414 N. Easy St. (on the corner of Easy St. and Bradley), Payson. The event will be in the rear courtyard behind the Parish Hall.

It is asked that the animals be on a leash, cage or carrying bag and under control. Owners should also bring a dish for water.

Storytelling

The Riff Raff Club presents storytelling at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 by “Buckshot Dot” and others; music by Trouble in Paradise; refreshments and fun for $15 per person at the Strawberry Bear Restaurant on Ralls Drive in Strawberry. Seating is limited, so tickets are only being sold in advance. To get a ticket, call K.B. Blake at (928) 476-3658 or stop by Hairlooms Beauty Shop in Pine.

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