Moose Lodge events
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month.
The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.
Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.
The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly, no-host lunch and meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant on Highway 260.
This month, our featured guest will be Gila County District Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin. She will discuss the realignment of the voting districts in Gila County.
For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.
Payson Area Singles
The Payson Area Singles group has no dues or elections.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., members will carpool to Pine for lunch at Rimside Grill and the Fiddler’s Jam Session.
For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
New Hope Grief Support Group
The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway.
For more information, call (928) 472-9290.
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.
Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) work in a variety of ways to help local youth.
Each month, the group’s board meeting is held at 5:30 p.m., the second Wednesday for dinner. The general membership meeting is held at 5:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday, and often includes a speaker at 6 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.
The Optimists on Wednesday, Aug. 24 will host speakers Kathy Siler, drama teacher, and Thomas Walling, auditorium director, from Payson High School. They will be sharing what the drama department is planning for the 2011-2012 school year and future involvement with the Optimists.
The Optimist members are now preparing for the Northern Gila County Fair and High School Rodeo food booths.
Another big event is the club’s Falling Leaves “Fashoneesta” fashion show scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. For further information, FLF tickets or to join for a meeting or an event, call Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264. Additional information can be found on the Web site http://www.rimcountry optimist.com.
The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits. For more information, call (928) 474-5557.
TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.
Payson Tea Party
The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.
Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers
Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Sunday Unity Services are planned to commence this fall, those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:
• Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays. For location information, call (928) 468-2117.
• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, except First Fridays. For location information, call (928) 478-6906.
• Family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering. For information, call (936) 788-3181.
For additional details, write to P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail email@example.com or join the blog site www.unityofpayson.tumblr.com and type in Unity of Payson on Face Book.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Aug. 17 were: Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, first; Larry and Sue Hoecker, tied with Flo Moeur and Harry Young, second; Frances Schwartz and Jim Jasper, third.
For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 476-1470.
A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.
The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.
For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.
Fly Casters Club/Trout Unlimited Chapter
The Payson Fly Casters Club/TU Chapter 530 will hold its next meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant. The meeting will follow breakfast at 8 a.m. All interested fly fisherman and women are welcome, as well as all Trout Unlimited members.
The meeting features guest speaker Jack Houlk of Orvis in Scottsdale. He will be talking about the Rim Lakes.
For more information, contact Bob Youtz at (928) 474-5024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Pancake, Eggs, and Sausage Patty Breakfast is from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at St. Philip’s parish hall. The cost is just $5 per plate and guests can pay at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.
Rim Country Celts
Rim Country Celts will meet at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant. All who are interested in the Celtic peoples, their customs and their history are invited to attend.
The group is making plans for a Ceilidh, to be held Saturday, Oct. 1 in Payson.
For more information call Lloyd Gibson at (505) 649-5015 or check out the group’s two Web sites www.rimcountrycelts.org or http://rimcountrycelts.webs.com.
Radio Control hobbyists
People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages.
Call Tony at (928) 970-1131.