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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A raffle for baked goods is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at the PRMC Cafeteria. Come bid on baked goods to help raise money for the Cancer Closet, which provides materials to help the victims of the disease through their treatment and recovery.

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Brest Cancer awareness symbol

A PRMC 5k Fun Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness will start at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at Green Valley Park. Registration is $10 per person and all ages are welcome.  For registration forms and waivers, please call (928) 472-1275.

Help needed

Ray Kinsman of Payson participates in this year’s Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in Phoenix, he is probably going to be the event’s oldest participant. The event this year will be Nov. 9 through Nov. 11 and Kinsman will be 88 on Oct. 21. Kinsman is walking in memory of his late wife, Theresa, who died of brain cancer. The three-day, 60-mile walk costs $2,300 for a participant to join, Kinsman said. He needs about $1,300 more in donations to help him reach the goal, he said. Donations on his behalf can be made at The3Day.org or by calling 800-996-3329. Kinsman has been in Payson for 23 years and had donated years of service to a wide range of organizations in that time.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

There’s an old saying that you can’t really understand another person’s experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Time Out Inc. would like to give Rim residents that experience and provide an opportunity to participate in a fun way to support the organization’s Emergency and Transitional Domestic Violence Shelter.

The annual walkathon is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 on West Main, from the Community Presbyterian Church and back. There will be a short program prior to the walk and a special closing afterward.

A pledge in any amount is welcome – $75 will provide shelter for one person for one night.

To learn more, call (928) 468-8635.

‘Sweeney Todd’ at PHS this weekend

The Payson High School Drama Department will present “Sweeney Todd” by Tim Kelly for three performances this weekend.

The play features senior Cody Schuler in the title role of Sweeney Todd and junior Leah Brahm as Mrs. Lovett.

The production is rated PG because of the suggested theme of killing victims for money and jewels – the play’s notorious “meat pies” are mentioned once, but are not discussed or described, said Kathy Siler, the department’s director.

Performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 27, with a matinee at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students in the first through twelfth grades; and $3 for Thespian Society cardholders.

Concert at Community Presbyterian

The Community Presbyterian Church will present a concert by the group Starlight, featuring Colleen Brown at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.

Starlight is known throughout the community for their original songs and also for their Jazz, Latin, Funk and Soul music.

For this performance, Starlight will be joined by guest musician Lai Ma Gates, who will be playing a "Pipa", a Chinese instrument.

In addition to the concert there will be a raffle. A $5 donation includes refreshments.

The Community Presbyterian Church is at 800 W. Main, Payson.

Train the brain

Dr. Terry Rousseau will present a program to train the brain at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main

Learn ways to keep your brain healthy from Rousseau with simple exercises that minimize brain disease.

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