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Chef Event

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Chef Event


Passover celebration dinner

Come celebrate the “Last Supper” the way Jesus did. Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, is hosting a Passover Seder and Dinner at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24.

Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, pastor of the Beth Simchat HaMashiach Messianic Fellowship in Scottsdale, will lead this Passover Seder demonstration.

What was Christ’s Last Supper really like? Come and find out. Discover the connection between the Old Testament and the New as you see and experience how Jesus celebrated the Festival of Passover. A full meal is included.

Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for children, 12 and under. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets by Wednesday, Feb. 20. Call (928) 474-5890 for tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Chamber Mixer

The February Chamber Mixer will be held in the office complex at Fargo’s Restaurant at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. The hosts are: Fargo’s, Kevin Dick Investments, Tom Russell, Dana Law Firm, and the Law Offices of Mary Brooksby.

The mixer will include tours of each office, light refreshments, and samples of THAT Brewery’s locally produced beers.

There will be door prizes, chances to network, and talk to friends and prospects. Please bring cards to pass out and brochures of your product/service.

Admission is by Chamber Mixer Card or $5 for members and $20 for non-members.

Please call or e-mail the chamber, (928) 474-4515, or e-mail to let us know you are attending.

Payson and Tempe Chorus perform

There will be a special concert at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 with both the 70-member Payson Choral Society and the highly regarded 100-member Tempe Chorus.

This concert will be held at the Payson High School Auditorium and is being presented to bring the entertainment of the combined groups of Payson and Tempe to the Rim audience and raise added musical scholarship funds for Payson students.

The concert will be at no charge, but a free will scholarship offering will be accepted at the door.

For more information, please call John Landino at (928) 468-0023.

Business Showcase

The 21st Annual Business Showcase will be held March 16 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. The theme is Celebrating Seniors of All Ages and will showcase services and products for seniors, ages 18 to 80. The Second Annual Students Showcase, sponsored by Gila County Superintendent of Schools Linda O’Dell, will also be part of the event.

The showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., set up is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 15, which will be followed from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. by a Sneak Preview Chamber Mixer, hosted by Rim Country Health. Awards will be given for the Best Theme, Best of Show and the People’s Choice, voted on by those attending.

Exhibitors must sign up by March 1 or pay a late fee. There are only 48 booth spaces and last year’s exhibitors have priority in obtaining a booth and the site of the booth. After March 1, prospective exhibitors will have the opportunity to secure a booth.

With the booth, exhibitors will also receive one table and two chairs, and should bring a table cloth. Electricity is available for all booths, just bring an extension cord/buzz bar.

For more information, please call the chamber at (928) 474-4515.


Chef Event

Chef Event

Come out and support the culinary arts students of Payson High School by tasting the flavors of Route 66 buffet style at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Julia Randall Elementary School cafeteria. Purchase tickets at the door, from a culinary student, or from Devon Wells. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 7 and under. Call the Payson High School office at (928) 474-2233.


The annual Quilt Angel’s Quilt-a-Thon is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 13, 14 and 15 at the First Baptist Church in Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87. Everyone is invited to participate — bring sewing machines or, for those who don’t sew, help by tying quilts. Lunch will be provided.

Women’s Wellness Forum

The 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum, Straight from the Heart, is from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at Payson High School.

Forum participation is limited to 300 women so early registration is recommended.

The event’s keynote speaker is Abby Rike, a 2009 participant on “The Biggest Loser” through which she was able to lose 100 pounds between May and December. A former educator and now an author and motivational speaker, she shares her experiences with others, encouraging listeners to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and vigor for life, and to realize even in our darkest hours there is always hope.

Programs planned for the 2013 forum include: parenting teens and preteens with Debra Shewey of Southwest Behavioral Health; cooking for health: meet your nutrition heroes with Dee McCaffrey, an author and speaker, who lost 100 pounds by changing her eating habits and has kept it off for 20 years; healthy gardening with Kenny Evans, a one-time migrant farm worker who went on to assemble one of the country’s largest family farming enterprises, and mayor of Payson; hormones with Roslyn Rogers, certified nutrition counselor and herbalist; qigong with Penny Navis Schmidt; heart health with Salvatore Gillette, doctor of osteopathic medicine; accelerated wisdom: are you living a balanced life with Holly Crump; bringing a spark to relationships/partnerships/marriages in the golden years with Marilyn Kiefer Andrews; weight management with Dr. Alan Michels; reducing toxins to reduce disease with Dr. Cynthia Booth.

Registration is $15 per person and includes a continental breakfast, the keynote address and three of the planned programs, lunch and an opportunity to meet vendors and shop. To learn more and sign up for three of the individual programs listed above, contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.


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