Clubs And Organizations


PAWS in the Park will meet Wednesday

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the Payson Off-Leash Dog Park at Rumsey Park, meets at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the meeting room at the Payson Public Library.

A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the meeting at about 7 p.m.

Users of the dog park are invited to attend and share ideas and concerns about the facility.

For more information, call Dave at (928) 474-3040.

Lenten services planned at area churches

Mount Cross

Mount Cross Lutheran Church invites all residents of Payson and surrounding areas to attend its weekly Lenten Services at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Holden Evening Prayer will be sung each Wednesday and a short sermon will be given. Prior to the service, a light supper of sandwiches or soup and bread, plus cookies for dessert is served with an open offering for the dinner starting at 5 p.m. in the log building.

Mount Cross is located at 601 E. Highway 260.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages’ fifth Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6. Pastor Sweet’s sermon title is, “Pontius Pilate, the Thinker,” from John 19:12. Again the congregation will have its free soup supper in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Shepherd of the Pines

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will celebrate mid-week Lenten services Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. through April 13.

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto (928) 474-5440.

Genealogical Society meeting

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding its monthly meeting, at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

After the business portion, Peggy Gray will give a program entitled “History and Symbolism of the 17th-19th Century Cemetery.”

The public is always welcomed at the library.

High Country Garden Club

The April 7 meeting of High Country Garden Club will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, Colcord and Bonita Streets.

Gary Karlowski will present the program. He will demonstrate the steps of putting together and planting a hanging basket.

This is a hands-on program, so bring a trowel, garden gloves and a basket or container, if available.  The club will provide some baskets and plants, but those wishing to personalize a basket should bring your own materials.

Get ready for spring and the club’s Annual Plant Sale coming May 7.

For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 8 at the Church of the Nazarene. The hostess will be Edith Baker and co-hostesses are Sherry Smith and Nancy Bollard. The program will be “Experiencing New Horizons through P.E.O. Courtesies” presented by Sue Baker and Jay Martell. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome.

For further information please call (928) 476-4258.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The April meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 8 in the Payson Public Library conference room. The speaker will be Geneva Holehan who will be speaking on the topic “Selecting Charities (Separating the Wheat from the Chaff).” Guests and prospective DAR members are welcome to attend.

For more information about the organization and membership, please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338, or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

Rim Area Gardeners

On April 11, David Oberpriller, volunteer at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, will be speaking to Rim Area Gardeners Club at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Tyler Parkway. His topic is Plants of the Bible. You can find out more about him at the arboretum’s Web site,

Visitors are always welcome at RAG meetings.

Payson Area Singles

This club has no dues, elections or couples.

Members attend the Sports Night Dinner at the Elks Club the second Sunday of every month.

This month is Payson Area Singles’ First Anniversary. The group will celebrate with a fun excursion to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde Monday, April 11. All Aboard America Luxury Tour Bus is furnishing transportation free of charge. Seat reservations are $5, which will be returned upon boarding the bus. Cliff Castle will give each bus rider $10. The buffet lunch is $7. There is a bowling alley on the premises. There will be a 50/50 and prize drawings on the bus.

The bus will arrive at Home Depot at 9:30 a.m. and return time is 4:30 p.m.

This bus is filling quickly, so get a seat reservation for $5 from Nadine as soon as possible.

A pinochle group is still being organized.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m.

For more information call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Rock club meeting

The Payson Rimstone Rock Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson.

There will be a presentation on Carlsbad Caverns.

Bridge results

Winners at Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for March 30 were: Eleanor Love and Phon Sutton, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Ellen Dudley and Burnett Macnamara and Larry and Sue Hoecker, tied for third.

For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.


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