Clubs And Organizations


Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

A Course in Miracles Study Group

A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation.

For details, call (928) 478-6928.

Kiwanis invitation

The Zane Grey Kiwanis and its Young Professionals group invite anyone interested in learning more about the organizations, which are dedicated to helping Rim Country children, to attend one of the meetings.

The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Chaparral Pines dining room.

Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting Dec. 7.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

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, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

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.

Soup Supper and Advent Services

The congregation of Mount Cross Lutheran Church invites members of the community to join in its Advent services at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

There will be a soup supper at 5 p.m., with a small donation requested for the food, followed by the Advent service.

The soup suppers are held in the log building, with the services taking place in the sanctuary.

Mount Cross is at 600 E. Highway 260, just east of Safeway.

Rim Country Cowboy Church

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

Midweek Advent Services scheduled

Midweek Advent Services will be held at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, in preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

The theme for the Advent Services will be “Wait, Pray and Live by Faith.”

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join the congregation for this traditional welcome to Christmas.

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

TOPS #373

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.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:

• Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays 10 a.m., for location information call (928) 468-2117

• Unity Book Study Group, Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906.  No meeting First Fridays.

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 30 were: Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, first; Eleanor Love and Larry Hoecker, second; Burnett Macnamara and Phon Sutton, third.

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

Breast Cancer Support Group

Breast Cancer Support Group “Reaching Out” will be hold its annual Christmas Potluck at its regular second Thursday meeting time, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway). All breast cancer survivors are invited to attend; bring a favorite holiday dish and enjoy a social and supportive time.

For questions, call Gloria at (928) 472-3331 or Jean at (928) 474-9312.

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.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at the Church of the Nazarene. This meeting will be the Christmas Snow Party and auction and is hosted by the Social Committee. Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to share in the festivities. 

Please contact (928) 476-2305 for further information.

Musicians wanted

Musicians — specifically a drummer, guitarist and keyboardist — are needed for a new contemporary rock service at Mount Cross Lutheran Church. This new service will be at 6:30 p.m., Sundays starting Jan. 8. 

Contact Jan Zimbelman, (928) 363-0151 or imacoffeebean99@ if interested.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The December meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at the Payson Public Library.

This will be the chapter’s annual Christmas Potluck Luncheon. The special speaker for this meeting will be Alice Natale and her program title is “Story Teller.”

For more information about this meeting, or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338, or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

New Book Club organizing

A new Book Club is organizing. It is free and open to all, with refreshments served or bring your own.

The plan is to meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the conference room of the Coldwell Banker office, 715 S. Beeline Highway, starting Dec. 21.

The first book to be discussed is Elizabeth Strout’s “Olive Kitteridge.”

For details, call (928) 978-2165 or e-mail


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