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Motorcycle Roundup

Motorcycle Roundup



Motorcycle Roundup

Motorcycle Roundup

All Rim Country motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to a Motorcycle Roundup at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19 in the parking lot of Rim Country Health, 807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson.

Sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Club of Rim Country Health, the event is an opportunity to talk about your motorcycle with the residents, staff and other owners.

To learn more and RSVP, call Marie Mennen at (928) 474-1120.

Farmers Market

Come out between 8 a.m. and noon, Saturday, July 20 to the Payson Farmers Market, 816 S. Beeline Hwy., behind Chili’s. Find fresh produce, organic coffee and teas, jam, chipotles, canned vegetables, free range beef, tamales, hummus, fresh bread, meatballs, fudge, honey, pecans, local art, live music, pony rides and much more. The market is every Saturday through September.

PHS Class of 1963 Reunion

The Payson High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th Reunion, along with all who graduated from PHS in the sixties or before Saturday, July 20 at the LDS Church just south of the hospital.

All who knew us, knew anyone who knew us or our families, or went to school in the old rock building, are invited to attend.

Come and join us anytime after 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will begin at noon. Please bring a favorite dish to share – main dish, salad or dessert. Water will be provided. If there is enough interest, an Oldies Dance will be held from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The music we grew up with and Country/Western classics will be featured.

Ice cream social

The Wooden Nickel band is back for the third year to entertain and support the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society. 

Come join the fun from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20 at the Pine Cultural Hall for an Ice Cream Social and listen to the Wooden Nickel band play old country music.  Admission for this event is $10 for adults, children $5, with children 5 years old and under free. Donations are always gladly appreciated!

Parade entries wanted

The August Doin’s Rodeo Parade — “Rodeo: A Payson Tradition” — is being sponsored by the Kiwanis of Zane Grey Country this year.

The parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, on Historic Main Street in Payson. The fun will start at 9 a.m. at Green Valley Park and moves east on Main Street.

You may read additional information and download parade entry forms, etc. at the Web site: (just open the forms tab). If you have any questions, contact the Kiwanis at: or write to: Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country, P.O. Box 2507, Payson, AZ 85547.

Help Payson Community Kids and win a four-night cruise

Payson Community Kids (PCK) is a non-profit organization that assists low-income, “at risk” families and their children. This year, PCK is sponsoring a raffle for a four- night cruise for two with Princess Cruise Line to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico, leaving from the Long Beach area.

There will only be 100 tickets sold at a cost of $100 each. The drawing will be held live on KMOG at noon, Wednesday, July 31.

To purchase tickets, visit the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce or call Suzy Tubbs at (928) 978-3256, Jim Leubner at (928) 951-5408, or Laura Meidinger at (928) 951-3896.

Learn about Arizona wines

As a benefit for both the Payson Senior Center and Time Out, the Beverage Place and Payson Jewelers are helping put on a special tasting of Arizona wines from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., August 10. The cost is $25, plus for an addition $10 you can get a pair of champagne flutes. In one of the flutes sold there will be a half-carat diamond from Payson Jewelers.

Tickets for the event are at the Senior Center, Beverage Place and Payson Jewelers.

Crafters wanted

The Ponderosa Chapter #64 O.E.S. is seeking crafters for its 8th Annual Craft Fair, to be held Sept. 28-29. Come show off your handcrafted goods. There are both inside and outside spaces available for $35 each.

Contact Torrie Kamps-Spalink at (928) 951-6922 or Carole Skoglund at (928) 970-1616 for more information. The Masons will have their famous barbecue from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.

Artists invited to enter ArtoberFest

The Payson Art League is calling for artists to join the annual ArtoberFest Show on October 18, 19, 20at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. 

If you are an artist interested in showing and selling your art, please visit the PAL’s Web site at or call Don Harmon at (928) 474-5554 for a mailed application. 

This is a juried fine art and fine craft show representing varied art careers and backgrounds. The deadline for applying is August 17.


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