Getaway Around Rim Country


Payson Jazz Trio performance
The Payson Jazz Trio performs at the Ayothaya Thai Café, 404 E. Hwy. 260 (north side of highway across from Safeway) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5. The trio includes Bob Smolenski, piano keyboard; Gerry Reynolds, drums; Mike Buskirk, bass.

Payson Jazz Trio performance The Payson Jazz Trio performs at the Ayothaya Thai Café, 404 E. Hwy. 260 (north side of highway across from Safeway) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5. The trio includes Bob Smolenski, piano keyboard; Gerry Reynolds, drums; Mike Buskirk, bass.

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Payson Jazz Trio performance The Payson Jazz Trio performs at the Ayothaya Thai Café, 404 E. Hwy. 260 (north side of highway across from Safeway) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5. The trio includes Bob Smolenski, piano keyboard; Gerry Reynolds, drums; Mike Buskirk, bass.

Breakfast for a Buck

A Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Hwy. The meal this time will include a breakfast burrito, plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice, all for just $1, prepared by Keith Talley and his crew. Randy Wilcox will then share an exciting message.

Jazz concert

The next jazz concert at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson is at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13. The concert features jazz vocalist and guitarist Pete Pancrazi and his quartet.

His quartet plays many styles of jazz, be-bop, blues, swing, and Pete’s jazz-pop vocal renditions. The event is open to the public.

For more information and to make reservations, contact Gerry-Reynolds@hotmail.com or (602) 619-3355.

Senior Circle

The Senior Circle of the Payson Regional Medical Center will host another Lunch and Learn program at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9 with Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny, who will discuss a healthy liver as well as diseases of the liver and what we can do to promote healthy liver function. The liver helps your body digest food, absorb nutrients and rid itself of toxic substances, purifying your blood.

A trip is being planned for early February to BransonFest Out West, February 4-7. This is a Branson Country Music Festival and more in Mesquite, Nev.   Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 for details.

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Daily hikes planned

The Payson Walkers have one-hour hikes planned every day during January.

Hikes scheduled for the next couple of weeks are:

• Thursday, Jan. 3: Joanie King will lead; meet at the west end of of Longhorn

• Friday, Jan. 4: Mary Mastin will lead; meet at Home Depot

Saturday, Jan. 5: Payson Elementary School 500 E. Rancho Rd.

Sunday, Jan. 6: Payson Junior High School

Monday, Jan. 7: Donna Martinson Corner of Alpine Heights Road and Upper Sunshine

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Green Valley Park Parks and Recreation Office

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Hospital Auxiliary, Aero and Ponderosa Street

Thursday, Jan. 10: Joanie King, Frontier School

Friday, Jan. 11: Mary Mastin, Home Depot

Saturday, Jan. 12: Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Rd.

Sunday, Jan. 13: Rim Country Middle School

All hikes start at 9 a.m. More leaders needed.

For details, call Mary Mastin at (928) 468-6842.

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