Get-A-Away Around Rim Country


PAHH ReStore party

The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore has made some exciting changes and the public is invited to come and celebrate them on Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Leap Day! There will be barbecued pulled pork sliders and coleslaw, compliments of the ReStore (while it lasts).

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for new volunteers to help in the office, organize the store floor, repair electronics and work behind the front counter. The ReStore always offers free pick-up of gently used appliances, furniture and home improvement item donations.

Please call Cindy at (928) 474-4247 for more information.

Arizona history focus of sale

In recognition of Arizona’s Centennial Celebration the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore and Internet Sales team are offering a selection of specially priced, collectible books and pamphlets highlighting Arizona and Arizona history. These items will range in price from $1 to $20 and will only be available during February. This is a not to be missed opportunity for collectors and Arizona history buffs.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the bookstore is also featuring paperback romance novels at the incredibly low price of 15 for $1.

Bookstore stock has never been better and new items are added daily. Therefore, the wise patron stops by often. Every penny spent in the bookstore goes directly to the Payson library for purchase of new materials.

The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. For more information, visit the Library Friends of Payson Web site at

Free movie and a muffin

The Payson Senior Center’s free movie and muffin is at 9:15 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24.

The film scheduled to be shown is “Return to Me.”

The Payson Senior Center is at 514 W. Main Street.

The Cat is Back

The Payson Public Library will once again participate in the Reading Across America program with a family adventure for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Friday, March 2.

The program is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature refreshments available for $1, prizes, face painting, crafts and stories. The stories will start at 6:30 p.m.

Republicans host Attorney General

The Gila County Republican Committee will host Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne at its Lincoln Day Luncheon, Saturday, March 3. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch. Call Sally Low at (928) 474-9779 for details and reservations.

Taste of Rim time

The annual Taste of Rim Country will be at the Payson Public Library at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 5.

Tickets are $30 per person and give the buyer an opportunity to sample the work of the Payson High School culinary arts students; Ayothaya Thai Café, the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Cedar Ridge Restaurant, Cardo’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, The Landmark, Laura’s Small Café with Vita-Mart, MissFitz 260 Café, Randall House and Rim Country Jams.

Photo workshops

Award-winning photographer Tom Brossart will be conducting photo workshops this spring.

Adventures in Photography will be hands-on workshops to help those in attendance understand their digital camera and its functions, which will lead to better photos.

The second workshop will be in March and will concentrate on wildflower photographs (the date of this workshop will be determined when the wildflowers are blooming). The final workshop will be April 6.

The cost of each workshop is $100, or $80 for those who have attended previous workshops with Brossart or have taken his digital photography course at GCC.

Each workshop is limited to eight participants to ensure as much one-on-one instruction as possible, so sign up soon by calling (928) 979-2393 or e-mail Brossart at

Reserve a Business Showcase booth

Rim Country Business: Past, Present & Future — the 20th Annual Business Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Mazatzal Casino Exhibition Hall.

This is an opportunity to highlight your business and products to other businesses and residents of Payson and the surrounding communities. This year, spaces will only be offered in the main hall, which will limit the number of booths. So, fast action is advised.

A completed application and payment will be required to hold a booth or location. If you have any questions, please contact the Chamber at (928) 474-4515.


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