Getaway Around Rim Country


Daily walks planned

The Payson Walkers have one-hour hikes planned every day during January. Hikes scheduled to start at 9 a.m. are:

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Starts at Hospital Auxiliary office, Aero and Ponderosa streets.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Joanie King leads, starts at west end of Longhorn Road.

More leaders needed, for details, call Mary Mastin at (928) 468-6842.

Saturday story time

Payson Public Library Director Emily Linkey, will present stories and puppet shows for children at 11 a.m. every Saturday.

The Payson Public Library is located at 328 N. McLane Road.

Hashknife events

It’s Hashknife time. The 55th Annual Hashknife Pony Express comes to Payson Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Riders are expected at the Payson Post Office around 4:45 p.m., Jan. 30.

Tickets were sold in advance for a dinner for the Hashknife Riders that evening at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. A social hour will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the roast beef buffet dinner following at 7 p.m. There will be a dance at the Oxbow afterward.

The riders will leave from the Payson Post Office at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31.

First Friday Sale at Time Out shop

The Time Out Thrift Shop will have a special sale for First Friday, Feb. 1.

Everything in the shop and on the sidewalk will be at least 50 percent off. This includes jewelry, boutique and western wear. Shoppers can also buy Time Out Gift Cards.

The shop also now accepts credit and debit cards and gladly picks up donations of gently used furniture or larger items. Call (928) 474-3989 to schedule a pick-up.

All profits from the Time Out Thrift Shop support Time Out Inc., its domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.

Open musical revue

The Community Presbyterian Church and Anything Goes will host an open musical revue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1.

Anything Goes will be playing its music and other musicians will perform.

Snacks will be provided. There is a $5 suggested donation.

The church is located at 800 W. Main St.

Down the Street Art Gallery

First Friday is still alive and well at Down the Street Art Gallery on Main Street with a Valentine gathering featuring the co-op’s newest artist Margot Lessard Morphis.

She is an oil painter specializing in large expressive horses. Stop in for a sweet treat and meet Margo and the other artists from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb 1. The gallery is located at 703 W. Main St.


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