EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENTCompiled by Jenny Caster
Young Eagles free airplane flight
All youth between the ages of 8 and 17 are encouraged to participate in an introductory flying lesson at the Payson Airport, 806 W. Airport Road, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; first come, first to fly basis. The event is sponsored by pilots and ground volunteers of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 810 Young Eagles Program of Payson. For more information, call Marie at: (928) 978-5139.
Fifth Annual Fall Apple Festival in Pine
The Fifth Annual Fall Apple Festival will be held at the Pine Strawberry Community Center and Ramada on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The Cultural Hall will have children’s activities; entertainment to include 1920s music; antique cars will be on display. No admission. For more information, visit the Web site at: http://psbcaz.com.
Safety Fair at Home Depot
The Home Depot parking lot will be the sight of a safety fair on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to kick off the Fire Safety/Prevention Week which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Safety organizations from around the Rim Country will be on hand to participate--from the Payson Police Department to the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue and Mounted Posse. Canine demonstrations and face painting for the kids will be part of the fair festivities. For more information, call Crystal at: (928) 970-0973.
Lioness Club ‘By Donation’ bake sale
The “By Donation Bake Sale” sponsored by the Payson Lioness Club will be held in front of the Safeway, on the south side of Highway 260, on Saturday, Oct. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds to benefit local charities and the Lion’s Club hearing and vision projects. For more information, call Peggy at: (928) 978-4560.
Fifteenth Annual Zane Grey Weekend Arts & Crafts Bazaar
The 15th Annual Zane Grey Days Weekend Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Gila County Courthouse parking lot on the corner of the Beeline Highway and West Main Street. Artisans and crafters from Payson and other areas will sell their handcrafted wares, including paintings, clothing, jewelry and decorative items. Chain saw art demonstrations and music will round out the event.
Quilting Sisters to sponsor 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Pillowcase Sew
The Quilting Sisters, 904 N. Beeline Highway, will hold its 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Pillowcase sew in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Meet at Quilting Sisters, 904 N. Beeline Highway, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. and plan to stay until the project is complete. All pillowcases will be donated to Rim Country Valley Radiology and Oncology for distribution to cancer patients. For more information, call the Quilting Sisters at: 468-6360.
Hawaiian luau at Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus will host a Hawaiian luau at the St. Philips Hall, 511 S. St. Phillips Street, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 per person. To purchase tickets and for more information, call: (928) 474-1114.