Around Rim Country


Piano concert at GCC

Concert pianist Andrew O’Brien will be heard in recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23 at Payson’s Gila Community College Room 301.

O’Brien’s program will consist of Schubert’s Sonata in A Minor, D. 784, and Chopin’s Ballade in F Major, Op. 38. The audience will have a rare opportunity to hear the Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

The recital is open to the public, free of charge. A reception will follow the program.

Beaver Valley Day

Beaver Valley Estates is celebrating its sixth year as an official Firewise Community.

A Firewise education program, open to the public, is planned for 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at the fire station as part of Beaver Valley Day.

Rim Country residents are invited to attend a pancake breakfast at the Fire Station Ramada starting at 8 a.m. This event helps support the Beaver Valley Fire Department. 

Beaver Valley is located 6.2 miles northeast of Highway 87 on the Houston Mesa Road. Turn left at the Beaver Valley Estates sign and continue on Beaver Flat Road to the meadow and the Beaver Valley Fire Station.

For more information, call (928) 468-9269.

Quilt Show

The 18th Annual Pine Needlers Quilt Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31 at Capps Middle School, 3375 Buckskin Canyon Rd., Heber.

The show will include handmade quilts, antique quilts and a Boutique and Bake Sale.

Northern Gila County Fair

The 59th Annual Northern Gila County Fair is Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Payson Event Center. This year there will be live entertainment, educational booths, food, and fun for children of all ages. As well as all the traditional exhibits and competitions. Exhibits open at 9 a.m.

Couples Night of Encouragement

The Reaching the Heart Ministries will present a Couples Night of Encouragement Saturday, Sept. 7 at Mountain Bible Church Building C.

Admission is $20 per couple and includes an Italian dinner.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the evening concludes at 8:30 p.m. Childcare will ve available for $5 per family.

Tickets available at: Mountain Bible Church Kiosk; Oasis Christian Books & Gifts, 512 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 1; Reaching the Heart Ministries, 203 N. Manzanita Drive, Suite A or at


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