Library Bookstore special

The Library Friends of Payson Bookstore features a buy one, get one special on history, politics and biographies for October.

The bookstore is to the right of the circulation desk at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road in Rumsey Park.

Grief recovery class

Arizona Care Hospice is offering a grief recovery class Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 20 at High Country Seniors, 215 N. Beeline Hwy.

Casey Ewbanks, MSW is facilitating. Whether your loss was recent or long ago, it may be limiting your ability to participate fully in life. The first few meetings will be open to the public. Thereafter, meetings will be closed. There is no cost to participate.

Discounted groceries

Wednesday, October 10, Market on the Move will be set up at the Payson LDS church (on the corner of Aero and Ponderosa) from 7:45 a.m. until 10 a.m. (while supplies last).

Bring $15 (cash) and 2 large boxes or bags and select up to 60 pounds of produce or groceries to use and share! During these recent months we have more groceries than produce but there is always an incredible value for your $15.

We also offer free scraps for chickens or pigs (just bring a bucket). There will be 6-8 wooden pallets available at the close of our market (approx 9:40); these are also free of charge.

Volunteers are needed at 6:30 a.m.

Irish music session

Learn jigs, reels, hornpipes and more the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Contact Carl Allison for details at 928-478-6350 or email:

Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence

The annual campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month — Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence — by Time Out, Inc., is Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The community is invited to participate in a candlelight walk/program honoring those who have survived domestic violence and those who have died as a result of abuse. The program is at Expedition Church, 301 E. Colcord. At 6 p.m. is a program with an awareness skit and comments from Payson Police Chief Don Engler. Following the program, the walk will take place. For details, call 928-472-8007 or go to

Soroptimist Radiothon

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country present the 15th Annual Radiothon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at KMOG 1420AM/103.3FM, 500 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

The annual event raises funds for local programs including Rim Country Literacy, the Women’s Wellness Forum and the Time Out Shelter.

For details, call Carol Blann, 928-472-8755 or Inga Chouinard, 928-951-6158.

Community Breakfast

Breakfast is served at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, at 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12. The breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. A freewill offering is welcome.

Craft Festival

The Handcrafters Club’s 2nd Annual Craft Festival takes place Oct. 12 and 13 at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $1 and proceeds benefit the Senior Center Meal on Wheels and Senior Express programs.

The event features food, family fun, handcrafted gifts, door prizes and more. There will be a raffle for a king size quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5, on sale now at the Senior Center.

Shred-A-Thon Oct. 12

TNT Shredding will host a Shred-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 12 in the Walmart parking lot.

The fee is $6 per banker’s box of paper. Proceeds will go to Safe Haven Child Development and St. Paul’s Men’s Group.

For more information, please call Teresa at 928-468-6924.

AARP driving class

The next AARP Smart Driver Course is from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an hour break for lunch, Saturday, Oct. 13 at Banner High Country Seniors, 215 N. Beeline Hwy.

Register in person or call 928-472-9290. The fee for AARP members is $15; non-members pay $20, cash or check, on day of class. The class is designed for people 50 and older, but is open to everyone 18 and over.

Reverse Mortgage presentation

Enjoy a free lunch while learning what Reverse Mortgage can do for you. The program, sponsored by West USA Realty, will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors conference room, 600 N. Beeline Hwy., Suite 14.

Please RSVP to Pennie Robinson, (928) 970-2080 (phone or text), or email

Program on Alzheimer’s disease Oct. 13

A free program, “The Alzheimer’s Solution,” is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Payson Seventh Day Adventist Church, 700 E. Wade Lane.

Speaker Dr. Andy Ng’s lesson will be: “Move more, Eat less, Sleep more, Worry less, and Love more.”

Boulder 10K Trail Run

The Boulder 10K Trail Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 13. Check-In begins at 6 a.m. at 913 S. Ponderosa St. (LDS Church parking lot). Race start time is 9 a.m. at the Boulder Loop Trailhead (E. Phoenix St.) Buses will transport participants from the church parking lot to the race start, and back after the completion of the race.

Entry fee is $55 for ages 18 and over, $45 for those 12-17 years of age. Participants will receive a race shirt and medal. Register online at or at the Parks & Recreation Office in Green Valley Park.

Payson Monster Walk

The First Annual Payson Monster Walk takes place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The walk down Historic Main Street will commence at 6 p.m. and proceed from The Oxbow Saloon to the Mogollon Moose and back.

Cos-play groups coming up from Phoenix include The Corpse Crew, Blue Ribbon Army, and the Umbrella Corporation.

This is a free community event and everyone is welcome to attend, participate or watch. The Corpse Crew will provide theatrical make-up services. Costumes are highly encouraged. The theme, of course, is monsters.

There will be activities for younger children and free book give-aways from the Payson Public Library. The Oxbow Saloon will have food and drinks available, as will the Mogollon Moose.

Wine, books and more

The Fourth Annual Wine Around the Library benefit or Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library takes place from 4 p.m. to sunset, Saturday, Oct. 20.

Tickets and sponsorships for the event are now on sale at the library in Pine. Admission tickets are $20 each and sponsorships are $100, which includes two admission tickets.

Arizona Bicycle Classic at Jake’s Corner

The Arizona Bicycle Classic explores State Route 188 and features three distance options: 28, 56, or 78 miles.

The event starts at Jake’s Corner on Saturday, Oct. 20. All three routes offer views of saguaro covered hillsides, the rugged Sierra Ancha Wilderness and the Superstition Mountains. Riders who sign up for either of the longer rides have views of azure waters of Roosevelt Lake and ride over the iconic bridge.

A portion of the proceeds is donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s Payson Food Bank. Registration includes coffee before the start, refreshment stations every 15 miles, friendly course SAG and sweep support. Afterward, riders can enjoy a delicious post-ride lunch.

Learn more at; register at Questions? Email or call (928) 200-3636.

Spaces available at annual holiday bazaar

The Mystical Rose Society of St. Philip’s Church hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 in the parish hall. Craft spaces are now available for $20 each. Call Karen for information, 480-518-3618.

Food Bank needs volunteers

The Community Presbyterian Church is desperately looking for volunteers to help in the Food Bank. Good, reliable people are being sought who are willing to help feed those in need.

The CPC Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Help is needed with front distribution and back room stockers/baggers. Anyone interested can contact the church office at 928-474-2059. The church is at 800 W. Main St., Payson.

AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers

Do you want to be of service in your local community? Do you enjoy working with people and have basic computer skills? Then AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in conjunction with the IRS is for you! We need tax counselor preparers, receptionists, and facilitators. This service helps local low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older.

Volunteers receive free IRS certified training during January. Please call to register as a volunteer as early as possible. After being IRS certified, you must be willing to commit to 4 hours per week during the tax season from Feb 1st through April 15th.

If you are interested, phone Lori at 928-478-6460, or Rex at 928-363-3526 or email

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