The Payson Book Festival is presented by Arizona Professional Writers and Gila Community College. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at Gila Community College, 201 N. Mud Springs Rd., Payson.
Kaitie’s Closet’s Annual New Shoe Drive is during July and August to provide the community’s children with new shoes for school.
There is always a high demand for blood during the summer travel season.
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is looking for volunteers with cash handling, communication and maintenance skills to assist with the gift shop, visitor contact (park ambassadors), grounds, and trail upkeep.
Rim Country Cosmetology Academy currently has availability for four full-time students.
The first Friday in July is the eve of the Fourth of July and the Community Presbyterian Church is planning a very special First Friday program.
The Fourth of July festivities in Green Valley Park get started with an 8 a.m. flag-raising ceremony and patriotic tribute at the Veterans Memorial, hosted by the Payson Patriotic Events Committee.
Whiskey Rose will be the featured band at the next summer concert series event.
The Tonto Amateur Radio Association hosts its Annual Field Day Saturday, June 27 in Ramada 3 at Rumsey Park for 24 hours starting at 11 a.m.
To mark International Yoga Day, certified yoga instructor Tina Terry will lead a yoga program at the bandstand in Green Valley Park on Sunday, June 21.
In order to make his staff more available to citizens of Arizona, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will send a member of his staff to Payson on Friday, June 19.
The Northern Gila County Historical Society will hold a brief ceremony at the Rim Country Museum to commemorate the anniversary of the 1990 Dude Fire at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20.
Payson Community Presbyterian Church will celebrate the country’s birthday with a program of history and music of the Revolutionary War written for America’s Bicentennial in 1976 by Buckshot Dot from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, July 3.
The Strawberry Patchers 19th Annual Quilt Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at the Pine/Strawberry Cultural Hall on Highway 87.
The MC6 A Cappella group opens the annual Concert Under the Stars series at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 6 in the Green Valley Park amphitheatre.