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Bost Family

Bost Family



Bost Family

Free Concert

The First Southern Baptist Church of Payson will present The Bost Family Traditions at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11. The church is at the corner of West Bonita and Colcord.

To learn more, call (928) 474-3374.

Jazz concert

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring heart and soul original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at its best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Featured band members are Dr. Claudio Zamorano, cornet; Mike Buskirk, trombone and double-billed euphonium; Dale Knighton, banjo, guitar, vocals and noisemakers; Suzanne Knighton, bass, guitar, vocals and noisemakers; Hawkeye Mathews, clarinet; and Gerry Reynolds, drums.

With the music of Dr Jass & the Heartbeats you just can’t stop tapping your toe — you want to dance. This band really swings. The roots of this music are found in early 20th century New Orleans marching bands that led mourners to funerals and then away to celebrate those at final rest.

The CPC has plenty of parking and easy access to an air-conditioned sanctuary having ample seating.

A $5 per person donation is requested and includes refreshments. An RSVP is not required, but recommended.

For reservations, e-mail to or call (602) 619-3355.

Wine in the Pines

Experience a special evening and help two very special Rim Country organizations.

Plan to attend Wine in the Pines from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

The tickets are $25 to participate and $10 for designated drivers. Proceeds will benefit the Time Out Shelter and Payson Senior Center Meals on Wheels program.

This will be wine tasting at its finest presented by The Beverage Place of Payson. Come and discover Arizona wines, Fossil Creek cheeses and appetizers to complement the wines. Tickets are available at The Beverage Place, Payson Jewelers, Payson Senior Center or may be purchased online at

As a special attraction, there will be “Champagne with Sparkles” — buy a glass of champagne with sparkles for $10 and one lucky winner will receive a beautiful half-carat diamond courtesy of Payson Jewelers, which will have staff on hand to identify the real diamond.

Free dog-training workshop

Sherry Woodard, CPDT-KA, is an animal behavior consultant with Best Friends Animal Society and star of the National Geographic Channel TV series “DogTown.”

She will be the guest speaker at a free dog-training workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Her presentation for individuals and animal shelter personnel will focus on animal care, behavior, enrichment and training. The Humane Society of Central Arizona, Best Friends Animal Society and the No More Homeless Pets Network sponsor the workshop. There is no charge for the program, but please RSVP by calling (928) 474-5590.

Community breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join the congregation for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information call (928) 474-5440.

PCK Ladies Champagne Luncheon coming up

Ladies, grab your summer hats (or tiaras) and come to A Champagne Garden Party & Pretty Yard Sale. The Payson Community Kids benefit 2013 Champagne Garden Party is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Freegard Garden, 27 Freegard Lane, Star Valley.

Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds will go to the Payson Community Kids, which provides help for underprivileged children in the community.

Tickets can be purchased from Judi Freegard, (928) 517-1034, or Payson Community Kids Director Suzy Tubbs, (928) 978-3256.


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