Clubs And Organizations


Woodhill Homeowners meeting at library

The Friday, Aug. 12 Woodhill Homeowners meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. 

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson, which is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Services are planned to start this fall. In the meantime, the public is invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906 (no meeting the first Friday of the month).

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Aglow Baby Shower for New Beginnings

Aglow will have its annual Baby Shower for the New Beginnings Pregnancy Crisis Center from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 13 at Crossroads Fellowship Hall, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson.

The current director, Amy Plunkett, who has been involved with New Beginnings for seven years, will be the speaker. All attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped baby gift or donation. Come support this vital service to our community. Light refreshments will be available.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.

Library Friends of Payson

The Library Friends of Payson will host a Celebration Meeting and Potluck at the Payson Public Library at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 15.

Speakers will include those involved with events that took place during the Smithsonian Key Ingredients Exhibit at the Payson Library this summer.

The business meeting is at 10 a.m., with the presentations starting at 10:30 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon.

For additional information, contact Bessie Tucker at (928) 474-9260 and visit www.libraryfriendsof

Amnesty International

The Payson Chapter of Amnesty International will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15 at 809 W. Longhorn Road (Rim Country Health and Retirement Community apartments), Room E1.

For more information, email or call Penny at (928) 474-2391.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Writing group

Payson Raconteurs, a writing group, invites prospective members to attend meetings. The group meets for dinner at 6 p.m. each Monday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, where works and works-in-progress are read for critique.

Contact Carole Mathewson, facilitator, for further information at (928) 474-0753.

Manifesting Abundance

The Manifesting Abundance Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. For more information please call, Nancy at (602) 793-7611.

Payson Singles

This group meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Tiny’s Restarurant.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Payson Art League

Payson Art League’s Aug. 16 meeting features a demonstration by Dennis Weber, who does sculptures out of “paper clay.”

The Aug. 16 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with socializing and show and share session, with the program at 7 p.m. The meeting is at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road. The public is welcome.

Get ready to Rodeo

The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Best Western meeting room. For more information, call (928) 472-7294 or (928) 472-7478.

The committee is seeking Rim residents to volunteer for a variety of jobs that are needed to put on the upcoming World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

Call (928) 474-9594 or (928) 472-7274 for more information.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club on Aug. 9 were: Rowena Cole, first; Bonnie Sheldon, second; Wanda Sitz, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.


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