Swiss Village Lighting and Pine Festival of Lights The Swiss Village Annual Christmas Lighting begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. The event features a full carnival in the northern Swiss Village area with rides, vendors and giveaways. Come meet the Jolly old elf himself — Santa Claus at 6 p.m.
Turkey Tuesday Rim residents are invited to donate a turkey, non-perishable food items or cash from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Bashas’ in Payson.
Light parade, lighting contest deadlines The deadline for entries in the Electric Light Parade is today, Friday, Nov. 18 at the parks office; and to participate in the lighting contest entries must be received by 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at the chamber or Roundup office.
Blood drives Rim residents have a chance to participate in any one of three upcoming blood drives. The first is today, Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at the First Baptist Church of Pine.
Veterans Day program planned The Payson Patriotic Events Committee’s annual Veterans Day Tribute is at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11 in the Payson High School Auditorium. This year the committee shall, once again, partner with the Longhorn Theatre and the Payson High School to present Veterans Day 2016. This year, the U.S. Navy will be spotlighted (the Marines were the focus of last year’s event).
Election night watch party The Democrats of Payson will have an election night watch party at Denny’s, 312 S. Beeline Hwy., beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8. If you would like to share the moment, please call the Democratic Headquarters at 928-474-9414 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For additional information, please call Chris at 928-468-9669.
Payson Lions Estate Sale The Payson Lions Club will conduct another Estate Sale Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 to raise funds for eye exams and glasses for those in need. The sale will take place at 206 N. Stagecoach Pass in Payson. Sales will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. S
See’s Candy The Soroptimist of Zane Grey Country again have See’s Candy available for sale at Western Village, 1104 S. Beeline Hwy., Payson. For special orders, call Jean at 928-474-6167.
Wine and Cheese Party The Friends of Payson Parks & Recreation, Inc., plans a Wine and Cheese Party in combination with its general membership meeting and election of officers from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 325 N. McLane Road. The group will review past accomplishments and discuss plans and dreams for the future, such as a community center with basketball courts and swimming pool.
Flake staff visits Staff from the office of Senator Jeff Flake will be at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Flake’s staff is available to discuss issues Rim residents have.
Tea Party hears about ‘Enemies Within’ Trevor Loudon, New Zealand political activist, will preview and discuss his new documentary “Enemies Within” via DVD at the Payson Tea Party from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. Hear about community unrest, attacks on police, border issues, what Europeans see, and why Arizona states rights are so important in the face of these realities. Call 928-951-6774 for more information.
Make and sign a Christmas card for U.S. active duty military personnel The Mogollon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Payson Girl Scouts invite Rim residents and visitors to join then in making and signing Christmas cards for U.S. active duty military personnel. The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Hot chocolate and light snacks will be provided. For more information, please contact Mogollon Chapter Regent Kelly Oxborrow at 928-238-0058.
Quilt Show This Weekend at Mazatzal Hotel & Casino The 12th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup opens to the public at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct 14 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino event center. The exhibition remains open until 5:30 p.m. on Friday and then reopens from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Admission is $5 per person, with those under 12 admitted for free. To learn more, call 928-978-3464.
Secretary of State's Office Town Hall Meeting The Secretary of State’s Office Town Hall meeting about the General Election ballot propositions is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Payson Messinger Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd. The meeting is free and open to the public. Voters have two ballot measures in the Nov. 8 General Election — legalizing the purchase of marijuana for all adults from licensed distributors and raising the minimum wage.
The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70 is having a Grand Canyon Railway Raffle. Every season is raffle season, and fall is no different. The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70 is having a Grand Canyon Railway Raffle. The prize includes two first class round trip tickets to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railroad, a two-night stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams and two tickets for a bus tour of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drawing is Oct. 11. The Gila County Republican Party’s last fundraiser of the season features a side of beef. The raffle prize is approximately 300 pounds of northeast Arizona-raised beef. The drawing is Oct. 31. See the notices on this page for details on purchasing tickets.