It is a holiday tradition that has been part of the Rim Country for many years. The local chapter of the Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to serve as bell ringers in front of a number of area stores.
Tony Taylor is coming to Payson. Taylor is the winner of both the Arizona Book of the Year Grand Prize and First Prize for the Published Fiction category for 2015, awarded by the Arizona Authors Association in partnership with Green Pieces Press.
The Buttermoon Windcup Gallery of Treasures, 802 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, presents a retrospective of the abstract/realism art of Brenda L. Baker.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Payson is once again seeking help from residents to collect turkeys.
The Rim District of Arizona Professional Writers hosts Jodi Weisberg, a stand-up comic and award-winning writer at its noon meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 18.
An amazingly significant jazz music event comes to Payson Sunday, Nov. 15.
The Young Irelanders, featuring traditional Irish music, song and dance, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Payson High School Auditorium as part of the Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2015-16 season. Single tickets are $25 at the door, or get season tickets online at www.tccarim.org.
The children at the Community Child Learning Center of the Community Presbyterian Church are hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner to help raise money to benefit the less fortunate children and families of Payson at Christmas time.
The next Lunch and Learn program at Banner High Country Seniors, 215 N. Beeline Highway, features Dr. Cynthia Booth discussing incontinence and prolapse.
The next Payson Community Blood Drive is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.
The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee is looking for cooks to compete in their 5th Annual Southwestern Cook Off.
The Payson Friends of Jazz present the ZAZU Gypsy Band at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.
The Pumpkin Patch is open at the Payson Community Garden, 300 E. Tyler Parkway (across from Home Depot); weekday hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the garden is closed Sunday.
The dates for the 11th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup, a three-day regional quilt show, are Oct. 9, 10 and 11, 2015.
Cody Lundin of TV’s “Dual Survival” to appear
The fourth annual Prescott’s Great Outdoors! event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at Watson Lake Park.