Toastmasters Open House
Payson Toastmasters is planning a fun open house from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 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.
The Payson Tea Party, meets 6:30-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 25 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway. School board candidate Susan Ward, who missed the recent forum, will answer the same questions the other candidates answered.
Ken Burrell, Gila County Assistant Assessor, will explain property tax bills and programs to help the disabled and veterans.
National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Mogollon Chapter 1235 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. For details, call Pat at 928-468-6227.
Distribution of clothing
Kaitie’s Closet October Clothing Giveaway will take place from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This will be the penultimate distribution to take place in 2022, as the clothes are not distributed in December.
Gently used clothing will be made available to children, including cleaned jackets and coats. Each child will be entitled to a jacket and a coat, while supplies last. In addition, new shoes, new socks and new underwear will be available. Keep in mind that in order to get new shoes, the child must be present during the distribution. Call Bob at 928-951-2217 for details.
Piano and cello concerts
Angeline Ng, her sons Daniel and David, her husband Dom’s grandson and her dad, Richard will present several concerts.
• Wednesday, October 26 at 5:15 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 700 E. Wade Lane. This concert is an open day where people can come and go as they please.
• Sunday, October 30 at 4 p.m., Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260.
• Sunday, November 6 at 4 p.m., Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway.
The 45-minute programs all include excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto; Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone; Bach; Mozart; Schubert; Chopin; Liszt; and Joplin.
Admission is free, but voluntary offerings are encouraged.
Free dental screenings for local seniors
Free dental screenings are offered to area seniors by Gila County Health and Emergency Management in conjunction with Delta Dental. In addition to free dental screenings, fluoride treatments will be offered. The program is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 27 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. No appointment is necessary.
Piano performance of TCCA
The Tonto Community Concert Association presents Jason Coleman’s Unchained Melodies at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 27 in the Payson High School Auditorium. Purchase a subscription ticket for all concerts or individual tickets for your choice of concerts by contacting the TCCA at https://www.tccarim.org.
Autumn market and craft fair in the village of Tonto
A fall market and craft fair is taking place at Double D Bar & Grill, 354 Johnson Blvd., Tonto Village from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 29. Take advantage of offers for sale from vendors, who will also be donating items for raffles, plus a 50/50 raffle. The $40 vendor fee, plus raffle funds, goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Fishing group welcomes Game & Fish commissioners
The Gila Trout Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Payson Flycasters Club welcomes Arizona Game & Fish Commission Chairman Jim Goughnour and new commission member Marsha Petrie Sue on Saturday, October 29. Meetings are at 9:00 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month. at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. People usually arrive earlier to talk fishing and have breakfast or coffee. Members invite all Rim Country anglers to attend.
Shoofly Village Ruin Open House and Tour
Friends of the Tonto National Forest has adopted the Shoofly Village interpretive site off Houston Mesa Road. The group is hosting an open house and tour, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29. The open house is at 10 a.m. and the first visit begins at 10:30 a.m. The visit is estimated at 45 minutes for one hour. 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.
Rock the Park at Green Valley Park
Rock the Park at Green Valley Park is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 29. This is an anti-drug event to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs and alcohol in our city. Enjoy free hot dogs, a helicopter landing, learn about DARE, and watch a K-9 demonstration.
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. 20 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.
Granite Dells Park is the subject
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 on Monday, October 31 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. meet 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.
November Walk Challenge
AZ Health Zone is planning a walking challenge in November – 40 out of 30.
It begins Tuesday, Nov. 1, and paper plotters for the challenge will be available after Oct. 24 at the County Health Department, 110 W. Main St. Suite A and the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Please return the completed tracker to the Department of Health by Monday, December 5. Another winner will be chosen for a three-month membership certificate to the Arizona Fitness Club at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 during “Twilight Tuesday” in the Sawmill Crossing parking lot. plot.
Please submit items to [email protected] before 10 a.m. on Tuesday for the Friday edition and 10 a.m. on Wednesday for the Tuesday edition.