Get-A-Away Around Rim Country



John Carpino and the Hot Cappuccinos

Benefit at the Buffalo

Local favorites John Carpino and the Hot Cappuccinos will be providing live music for the benefit and fund-raising event for Payson cancer patient Jaci Hill, Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Buffalo Bar and Grill in Payson.

There will be door prizes, raffles, silent auction items, dancing and more. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Details pertaining to this event and more can be found at

The Reunion Jazz Band performs

The Reunion Jazz Band will be featured from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 West Main Street.

The band will present mainstream jazz and some bebop played the way you remember. Music from the glory years of jazz, performed by experienced musicians.

The band includes Ken Hales on trumpet and flugelhorn; Clark Furlong, trombone; Chuck Bellman, saxophone and flute; Tom Walker, piano; Randy Wright, bass; and Gerry Reynolds, drums.

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

Reservations are also requested, send to:

Benefit for marine biology tour

There will be an enormous rummage sale and pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Walmart parking lot to raise money to send area students on a Pacific Coast marine biology tour.

Get a jump on spring cleaning and make donations for the event. Call Lori at (928) 474-2681 for pick up.

Rim men invited to Breakfast for a Buck

A fabulous breakfast is still only a buck, and there will also be great fellowship and a wonderful speaker at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 North Beeline at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4. The breakfast starts the day and then Nathan Agent will be sharing his marvelous story about how God has transformed his life.

Keith Talley and his crew will be preparing lots of good food. Help your friends by inviting them to this Breakfast for a Buck opportunity. See you there.

Gospel singer in concert

Kevin Spencer, noted southern gospel singer, will present a concert at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 at the Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway (across from The Home Depot).

He started singing with his family’s group, The Spencers, at the age of 3. In 1992, he started his own group, Kevin Spencer and Friends. He is now touring as a soloist and has made recordings with Bill Gaither and released a new tribute CD to his favorite singer, the late Rusty Goodman.

Spencer is a born again Christian and believes in living what he sings. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Christian concert

A Christian concert, featuring Chris Driesbach, will be presented at the Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Road, Payson at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10.

For additional details, call (928) 970-7606.

Sweetheart Dance

The Payson Elks Lodge will have its Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance Saturday, Feb. 11. Cocktails start at 5 p.m.; dinner featuring Herm’s Famous Ham Dinner, is at 6 p.m.; and music starts at 7 p.m. with Junction 87. Dinner tickets are on sale now at the Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Hwy., for $15 each, or they can be purchased at the door the night of the dance. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

PAL Studio Tour call for artists

The Payson Art League is now organizing its annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour, which will be held May 4, 5 and 6.

PAL welcomes new artists to participate, showcasing your work at your own studio or by joining another artist at their site.

For applications and information, please contact tour director Jan Ransom at (928) 468-8593.


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