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.
Tonto Rim Sports Club hosting free rifle sight-in As hunting season will soon be here, the Tonto Rim Sports Club is hosting a free rifle sight-in from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Jim Jones Shooting Range. Range safety officers will be available to assist with sight-in and/or scope adjustments. To get to the range, on Hwy. 87 go 2.2 miles south of the casino (.3 miles south of Gibson Ranch Road), turn left (east) onto gravel road and then travel 1.5 miles to the entrance. For details, call 928-468-1521.
Opry, Fiddlers coming to town The Payson Old Time Opry is Friday, Sept. 23 and features The Purple Hulls, The Western Flyers, The DeRusha Family Band and three-time Arizona State fiddle champion Joseph Turner. Doors of the Payson High Auditorium open at 5:30 p.m., with the performance at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person at the door, advance tickets can be purchased at the Payson Parks office in Green Valley Park.
Payson Public Library - Talk like a pirate day The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, hosts International Talk Like a Pirate Day Monday, Sept. 19. The staff will be dressed in pirate garb and speaking in their best pirate voices. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes and treasures for kids. Costumes are welcomed.
Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race The annual Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race is this weekend in Pine. Registration and camping open at noon, Friday, Sept. 16, with the big Italian Feast by Chef Gerardo Moceri and live music that evening; the race is Saturday with additional activities and entertainment; thing wrap up on Sunday.
Payson Farmers Market It's our last Saturday for 2016 so our food and art vendors have extra inventory for stocking the kitchen and early holiday shopping.
The 2016 Northern Gila County Fair The 2016 Northern Gila County Fair is this weekend at the Payson Event Center. The fair's carnival opens Thursday night, September 8th. The fair opens to the public Friday, September 9th and continues through Sunday September 11th. Look for details on this page and in the September 7th edition of The Rim Review.
This week's events in and around Rim Country.
Meals on Wheels Benefit The “Home Town Country Radio Show” — a production of the Humor Me Theater Troupe — celebrates the heart of the simple life at 7 p.m., First Fridays at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center’s Meals-on-Wheels program.
Reagan Day Dinner Please join us for the Gila County Republicans' Reagan Day Dinner on Friday August 26th, 5:30 pm at the Mazatzal Casino. special Guest speakers are Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Secretary of State Michelle Reagan & Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar.
Follow the Parade to the Farmers Market It's Rodeo Weekend, follow the parade to the Payson Farmers market for cold drinks, coffee, exquisite pastries & desserts, ready to eat tamales, Italian food & breakfast burritos. Lots more vendors available for your grocery and gift shopping needs.
Reagan Day Dinner at Mazatzal Casino Please join us for the Gila County Republican's Reagan Day Dinner on Friday August 26th, 5:30 pm at the Mazatzal Casino. Special Guest speakers are Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Secretary of State Michelle Reagan & Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar.
Payson Farmers Market To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, the Pine/Strawberry Tractor Group are showing off their tractors and the Future Farmers of America Kids are sponsoring a Petting Zoo. Amy Martell will be on site taking free family photos. There's tons of fun, artisan foods of all kinds and even wine tasting. Now accepting WIC & SNAP. Open Saturday 8am-Noon. 816 S. Beeline Hwy, behind Chili's.
Katie's Closet Annual New Shoe Drive Kaitie’s Closet’s annual New Shoe Drive continues through Aug. 31 to help the children in the community have new shoes to start school.
At the Mazatzal Casino There’s always something happening at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, located on Highway 87 at milepost 251. For more information, call 1-800-777-PLAY (7529).