Getaway Around Rim Country

Judy Roberts

Judy Roberts

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November Chamber Mixer

The November Chamber Mixer will be held at THAT Brewery in Pine from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15.

THAT Brewery is at the Rimside Grill location, the first building on the left a half-mile south of Pine on Hwy. 87, 14-1/2 miles from Payson.

This completely redone Micro Brewery is a great new addition to Rim Country. It provides different varieties of its own beer, as well as craft beers from other western breweries. The upgraded menu includes “pub grub” as well as the Rimside Grill’s well-known meats and vegetable entrees.

There will be beer sampling, snacks, door prizes, networking and fun. Cost is $3 per member and $5 per community. Bring cards and brochures to share. 

Please call the Chamber at (928) 474-4515 to reserve a place for this great semi-holiday event.

Pamper yourself for a cause

To help raise money for the Time Out Shelter, Kutz Etcetera, 201 W. Main St. Suite K, will give $10 haircuts, manicures or pedicures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

Call the salon at (928) 474-4918 for details.

Turkey Shoot

The Tonto Rim Sports Club is having a Turkey Shoot at the Jim Jones Range from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

The event is your chance to win a turkey for the holiday. Safeway is donating 4 turkeys for the event and the cost to participate is $2 per shot. Four shooting options: archery at 25 yards; handgun at 15 yards; rifle at 100 yards; and shotgun (shooting slugs) at 50 yards. All best shot in group; all shooting offhand; any sights permissible. For more information contact Ed at (928) 468-9075.

Library Friends of Payson speaker

The Library Friends of Payson will present Wayne Ranney, a member of the Arizona Humanities Council Speaker board, Nov. 19.

Ranney, a geologist, author and educator who specializes in interpreting the landscape history of the Colorado Plateau, will speak about the every-changing landscape of the Grand Canyon.

The Library Friends of Payson meeting, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.

Gem & Mineral Show

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will be having their 15th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Nov. 17-18 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino bingo hall.

Gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary equipment will be available to purchase, as well as an education center for the children (and adults) with a spinning wheel and a silent auction too! All proceeds support scholarships, books and educational materials for the local schools and libraries.

Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are free. Discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Payson Library, the Parks & Rec office and the USFS Office on East Highway 260.

For more information, call Margaret Jones at (928) 476-3513 or (928) 970-0857.

Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair

The Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. Admission is free and the fair is a chance to do all your holiday shopping.

The fair features great artists making jewelry of all kinds, using silver, gem stones, and crystals; purses and totes; gourd art; pens; paintings; photography; aprons, quilts and placemats; cards; woodworking; candlesticks; clothing, scarves; and lots more.

The event will be in the Bingo Room at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

Soul Sisters singing in Rim Country

The Payson Friends of Jazz, Jazz in AZ and the Rim Country’s own jazz concert coordinator Gerry Reynolds will bring Soul Sisters Judy Roberts and Renee Patrick to Payson for a special post-Thanksgiving concert.

Pianist and jazz vocalist Roberts and jazz and soul vocalist Patrick will present a special performance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

A rising star, jazz and soul vocalist Patrick teams up with multiple Grammy nominee pianist and jazz vocalist Roberts, in a special Payson performance designed to entertain those of all ages and musical tastes.

Donations received at the door will support church musical programs. There will be light refreshments.

Contact gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com for details.

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