Community Almanac, Feb. 7, 2014

Hal Linden

Live On Stage photo

Hal Linden


Hal Linden in Payson

The Tonto Community Concert Association hosts “An Evening with Hal Linden” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Linden will present popular American songs and Broadway hits. For information about tickets or other details, call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-4189 or go online to

Buy candy help Soroptimists

Delicious See’s Candy is now available for Valentine’s Day. One-pound boxes are now $18. Soroptimist will be at National Bank from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 club members will be at Safeway. Candy is also available at Arizona Elite Properties, 1100 S. Beeline, just past the Circle K South. For special orders or more information, please call Jean at (928) 474-6167.

Valentine’s half-price sale

All Valentine items, all flower vases, all red, pink or white clothing, all shoes and all pants are on sale for 50 percent off at The Nook between now and Valentine’s Day.

The Nook, at 408 W. Main St. benefits the New Beginnings Pregnancy and Parenting Education Center and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Habitat ReStore sale

The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be open Friday, Feb. 7 with savings.

The Habitat ReStore is looking for donations of gently used household furnishings, appliances and building materials. Free pick up is offered for donations.

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 103 E. Highway 260, next to Urgent Care. Call (928) 474-4247 or visit the Web site at

CPC welcomes Dr Jass & The Heartbeats

Dr Jass & The Heartbeats, Rim Country’s own Dixieland jazz band is having an open rehearsal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

The band will be working through some tunes for a future performance. For a small donation, visitors may enjoy a dinner as well. The proceeds will help support the church’s child care center.

Family Movie Night

The congregation of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, invites Rim residents and visitors to attend a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at the church. The event is free and refreshments will be available.

Movies are shown at the church the first and third Fridays of each month.

For details, go to www.shepherdofthe or call (928) 474-5440.

AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an hour break for lunch, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway.

To register, call (928) 472-9290 or register in person at Payson Senior Circle. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members $20 (cash or check), payable on day of class.

The course has all new material for 2014. The class is designed for those age 50 and older, but is open to everyone 18 and over. Participation may also earn a discount on your vehicle insurance.

Lip Sync Contest

The sixth annual Lip Sync Contest is Saturday, Feb. 8. It will be held at Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to allow people to bid on a vast array of silent auction items.

In addition to the students competing with their peers, some staff members from the high school and Payson Education Center will be competing with each other.

Proceeds go toward scholarships for our local teens.

For further information or to buy tickets, call Joan Young at (928) 472-2264.

Jazz concert

The Payson Friends of Jazz will host the John Darst Trio + 1 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

The group includes John Darst, guitar and vocals; Bob Veltre, guitar and vocals; Chris Long, guitar and vocals; and Gerry Reynolds on drums.

A requested $5 donation at the door includes refreshments. Please reply to if you plan to attend this performance.

Immunizations available

Starting Moday, Feb. 10, the Gila County Health Department will be providing immunizations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only. Walk-in vaccinations are available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (928) 402-8811.

Democrats host ACC candidate

Sandra Kennedy, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, will speak at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260 at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 11. Her talk will explain the importance of the ACC — what it is and what it does. The program is sponsored by the Democratic Women of Rim Country. For more information, call Pat at (928) 472-4700 or Chris at (928) 468-9669.

Superstars Night at Elks

Attention all male singers — the Payson Elks Lodge will soon be holding a Superstars Night and is looking for male singers to perform.

Auditions will be held on Feb. 10 and 11. Applications can be picked up at the lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Call (928) 474-2572 for more information.

See Shakespeare live

The Southwest Shakespeare Company is coming to Payson to present “Julius Caesar.” The presentation is approximately 71 minutes with a 10-minute question-and-answer period afterward.

There will be two performances in the Payson High School Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 11. The first performance is at 8:30 a.m., with students released at 9:52 a.m.; the second is at 10:10 a.m., with students released at 11:31 a.m.

The performances are open to all students, teachers and the community.

Audience members must attend the entire performance, so students will miss part of another class in order to benefit from the experience.

Author talks about Alzheimer’s disease

For author Mary Slade, life has been a journey of faith. In her book, “Silver Spurs and Sweet Memories (Looking Beyond Alzheimer’s),” she narrates the story of her life and how faith played a crucial role in each and every step.

At the age of 68, her strong and rugged husband developed Alzheimer’s. For 11 years her faith was tested as she struggled to care for her husband.

Slade will be sharing her experience with Alzheimer’s disease at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Payson Care Center. A special Valentine brunch will be served. Please make reservations with Christy VanderMolen at (928) 951-2305.

Community breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, go online to or call (928) 474-5440.

Valentine Dinner and more

Payson United Methodist Church is having its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14. The dinner will be held at the church located at 414 N. Easy St. John and Lu Carpino will provide the entertainment.

Cost for the dinner is $20 per person and it is open to the whole community.

Proceeds will benefit Payson Helping Payson and PUMC Health Ministry.

For dinner tickets, call the church at (928) 474-0485, or Annetta Follmer at (928) 476-5350.

Casino lounge brings back DJ

The Apache Spirits Lounge at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino will have DJ Brent on hand from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15.

Free Well Child Clinics

The Gila County Health Department offers a free Well Child Clinic the third Wednesday of every month. It is available for infants ages 2 months to 18 months and provides physician examinations and appropriate immunizations.

Appointments may be made by calling (928) 402-8811 or (928) 402-8808.

Apply for Studio Tour

The Payson Art League is now accepting applications for the Studio Tour, which will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Local artists show and sell their work in their own studio or in other studios. It is not necessary to be a member of PAL to participate.

For more information and applications call Jan Ransom at (928) 468-8593, or go online to


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.