EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
compiled by Jenny Caster
Rim Country Classic Auto Club garage sale
A gigantic garage sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bertram residence, 1208 W. Remuda Way. All proceeds to benefit the RCCAC Christmas event held at the Payson Senior Center. Sale items include cookbooks, glassware, jewelry, antiques, shop and car items, household and kitchen items, furniture, train accessories, bicycle and much more!
Happiness Breakfast at Time Out Thrift Store
The Time Out Shelter will host a free continental breakfast on Friday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Time Out Thrift Store at 500 S. Beeline Highway. To reserve a seat, call Camille at: (928) 471-8007 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
58th Annual Northern Gila County Fair
The 58th Annual Northern Gila County Fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Payson Event Center. Exhibits open at 9 a.m. The “home-grown” fair features everything from farm animals to blue ribbon pies. This year there will be live entertainment, educational booths, food and fun for children of all ages. There will also be a horse show and livestock, small animals, agriculture, floriculture, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts and photography. For more information, contact Marsha at: (602) 291-2152.
First Friday Time Out Thrift Store sale
Everything in the Time Out Thrift Store will be at least 50 percent off on Friday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 500 S. Beeline Highway, the store is open from Tuesday through Thursday. All proceeds support Time Out, Inc.
First Friday on Main Street
Enjoy a stroll along Historic Main Street on Friday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists of the Rim, 408 W. Main Street, will celebrate their sixth anniversary; Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art at 520 W. Main Street will host a live band, Trouble in Paradise; and Down the Street Art Gallery at 703 W. Main Street will display a new art show featuring autumn as the theme with music provided by DJ Craig.
Community yard sale
The Payson Community Presbyterian Church will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. to noon at the church located at 800 W. Main Street. Participants can rent a space for $10. All proceeds to benefit the Deacons Assistance Program serving families in need in the Rim Country. To reserve a space, call the church office at: 474-2059.
Payson Farmers Market
Visit the Payson Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sawmill Theatre parking lot at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s. The Payson Farmers Market is a gathering place for people to experience fun, friendship and the joy of community through fresh, local food, live entertainment and Rim Country art. New and returning vendors will offer their wares through Saturday, Sept. 29. For more information, contact Joe and Katie Klein at: (602) 524-0352 or visit the Web site at: www.paysonfarmersmarket.info.
AARP driver safety class
The AARP Driver Safety class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. To register, call: (928) 472-9290.
Payson Christian songwriter’s group
Join us every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway, for our songwriter’s gathering. For more information, call: 478-7166.
Sixth Annual Payson Demolition Derby
The Sixth Annual Payson Demolition Derby will be held in conjunction with the Northern Gila County Fair at the Payson Event Center on Sunday, Sept. 9. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and the derby will start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children three years of age and under. The event is sponsored by the Payson Parks & Recreation Department and Honeycutt Rodeo. For more information, contact Nelson Beck at: (928) 474-5242, ext. 306.
New Orleans jazz concert at Payson Community Presbyterian Church
Enjoy a New Orleans-style jazz concert on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main Street, featuring Dr. Jass & the Heartbeats. $5 donation requested. To make reservations, contact Gerry Reynolds at: (602) 619-3355 or e-mail: email@example.com.
First Annual Chili Cook Off
The First Annual Chili Cook Off will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Gila County Courthouse parking lot. Sponsored by the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. Entry fees are $15 per person for both professional and local People’s Choice divisions. Tickets are $4 per guest. Guests receive a tasting cup and spoon plus voting ballot for the People’s Choice contestants. To enter into the contests and for additional information, stop by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce or call them at: 468-6684.
“Get Your Brave On” tea party at the library
The Princess Tea Party for young ladies will be held at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, on Saturday, Sept. 15. The theme “Get Your Brave On” pays tribute to the recent movie, “Brave.” Sessions for ages 4 to 7 are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ages 8 to 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Each group will hold its own fashion show. The party will include stories, crafts, prizes and food and pictures taken from “Merida’s Pony.” For more information, call: 474-9260.
Rim Country Talent Show
The Rim Country Talent Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Auditions are by age groups. $10 entry fee per act and forms may be obtained at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Forms and payment can be submitted to the library or the Longhorn Theatre at the high school. The fundraiser supports the Longhorn Theatre travel expense account for the annual state drama conference in Phoenix.
Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race
Mountain bikers, their families and supporters will be occupying our community from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Arizona Mountain Bike Association and Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc., the race is designed to promote fire prevention and expansion of trails in the Pine/Strawberry fuel break. The fun includes a spaghetti dinner, a beer garden, vendors, free camping, kid’s events and live music provided by Junction 87. For more information or to register, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk for New Beginnings
The Walk for New Beginnings will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rumsey Park, Ramada 5. Registration will be held at 7:30 a.m. and the opening prayer and walk will begin at 8 a.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast, music and a bounce house, too. All proceeds to benefit New Beginnings, a pregnancy and parenting center offering guidance and support to women and families experiencing a planned or unplanned pregnancy.
Rim Country Rotary casino night at Oxbow Inn
A casino night Rim Country Rotary fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Oxbow Inn, 607 W. Main Street. Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and gambling from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by Junction 87 while playing poker, black jack, craps and roulette. Admission tickets are $50 each; poker tournaments are $20 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call: (928) 970-0685.