Presbyterian Church Street Entrance Closures
Due to the repaving of the parking lot, the street entrances to the Payson Community Presbyterian Church will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday, October 18 — The Oak Street entrance will be closed, use the Main Street entrance.
Thursday, October 20 — Main Street entrance will be closed, use Oak Street entrance.
Friday, October 21 — The Oak Street entrance will be closed, use the Main Street entrance.
The food bank will remain operational at its usual hours.
Senior singles with spirit
Senior Singles with Spirit meets at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Call Linda at 602-499-3351 for details.
Tuesday bocce ball
The Payson Senior Singles with Spirit are hosting another bocce game at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 18 at the bocce court in Rumsey Park, across from ramada 4. Bring a chair and water. All are welcome regardless of age or marital status.
The Payson Tea Party meets from 6:30-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway. The speaker is newly elected member of the House of Representatives AZ LD7, Dave Marshall.
Rim Country Cam Club
ROSEEO — Retired Outstanding School Employees Eating Out is a friendly group of retired school employees that meets monthly. Join us for the next lunch meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 20 at Duza. Call Toni to RSVP, 928-970-0322.
Breast cancer support group
The Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, October 20 at the Banner Imaging Center, 127 E. Main St., for a tour of the facility.
Bring a lunch bag. After the tour, the group meets at their usual meeting place, the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. For questions, call Ilona at 817-228-5618.
Orientation NAMI Payson
NAMI Payson is planning an orientation session for members/potential members from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, October 20 at the Community Support Center, 308 E. Aero Drive. Places are limited, so please email [email protected] to register.
Learn about NAMI Payson’s free support and education programs and how the Community Support Center will serve Rim Country.
Enjoy Halloween Movies
Two family-friendly Halloween movies are scheduled at Sawmill Theaters at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 22 – arrive at 9:30 a.m. for the best seats. The films are “Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Each will be screened in different rooms. Admission is two non-perishable foods to benefit the Payson Warming Center.
yoga of christian worship
Christian Worship Yoga led by Tina Terry, R-YFT Certified Yoga Instructor with YogaFaith.org, is offered from 3-4 p.m., every Sunday, through Nov. 11 at the Rim Country CrossFit Gym, 113 W. Main, Ste. B. Gates face the parking lot and open at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Dress comfortably, bring a thin yoga “sticky mat” and two yoga blocks. Socks, pillow, blanket are optional, but still nice. No children, pets, animals or heavy perfumes please. Call Tina Terry at 928-595-0528 for details.
County Auctions Vintage Items
Gila County is soliciting sealed bids for three items: a medical examination table; a vintage military green file cabinet; and a vintage black file cabinet. All three can be seen online at gilacountyaz.gov. Submit sealed bids indicating the item number and the price you are bidding by 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Bids will open at 3 p.m., Monday, October 24. Drop off or mail your sealed bids to: Attention: Annie Hammer – Sealed Auction, Gila County Finance, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501.
Toastmasters Open House
Payson Toastmasters is planning a fun open house from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 600 E. Highway 260, Ste. #1. Come tell us a 2-4 minute scary story at the band’s Talktoberfest. New and returning members, ages 18 and older, are welcome. Refreshments served. Call 480-510-1767 for details.
Chili Cook-Off Advantage
A Chili Cook-Off is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 29 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church Lodge, 601 E. Highway 260.
Hosted by Veterans Helping Veterans, the registration fee for attendees is $35 and reservations are required by Saturday, October 22. Get more information about VHVinc.com or call 928-978-5238. There will be entertainment and a raffle. The cost to eat and vote for the best chili is $10 per person. Proceeds from all fees benefit local veterans.
Vitalant is planning a blood drive for Payson and Rim Country residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church Log Cabin, 601 E. Highway 260.
To make an appointment for a blood donation go to www.vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825.
Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees is hosting a Hostless Luncheon on Wednesday, October 26 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. The meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend. For details, call Pat at 928-468-6227.
Free dental screenings offered to local seniors
Gila County Health and Emergency Management, in conjunction with Delta Dental, is offering free dental screenings and fluoride treatments for seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 27 at the Payson Senior Center , 514 W. Main St. No appointments are required.
Open house and visit to the village of Shoofly
Friends of the Tonto National Forest has adopted the Shoofly Village interpretive site off Houston Mesa Road. The event aims to raise funds to replace a falling wooden fence around the site’s parking lot. Retired Tonto National Forest archaeologist Scott Wood leads the tour.
Learn more about Granite Dells Park
The Rim Country Republican Club invites area residents to hear MHA President Jennifer Smith discuss the many activities that will be available at the new Granite Dells Park during its meeting Monday, October 31 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. at 11:30 a.m. to socialize and order lunch if desired. Smith will begin his presentation at noon. Contact Nancy Cox at 928-472-1172 for details.
The Health and Community Care Fair is November 5th
The MHA Foundation and many health and community service providers will be in the cafeteria-gym at Julia Randall Elementary School from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 5, for the Health and Community Care Fair.
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