Clubs And Organizations


Payson Lioness Club seeking new members

The Payson Lioness Club meets the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, with the meeting at 9 a.m.

All interested are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness!

For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

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.

Archaeological Society

The members of the Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invite all who are interested in Arizona “prehistory” to attend monthly presentations by renowned quest speakers. The chapter meets at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of each month at the Church of the Holy Nativity at the corner of Bradley Drive and Easy Street.

This month, Saturday, Dec. 17, the chapter hosts Lyle Balenquah.  He will discuss his work with “The Beenhouwer Fine Art Collection,” a collection of Native American Fine Art, predominantly from Southwestern area tribes, including the Hopi, New Mexico Pueblos, Navajo, Tohono O’odham and Apache Tribes. 

Non-members are always welcome to attend monthly speaking programs. Please take this opportunity to learn more about Arizona’s rich and fascinating history and about the activities the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Archaeological Society.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

“Celebrate Your Oneness in Spirit” with weekly 10 a.m. Sunday services at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 State Highway 260 (the last suite across from Tiny’s Restaurant).

The guest Unity minister for Sunday, Dec. 18 will be Rev. Konrad Kaserer, formerly of Unity of Flagstaff. “Do You See What I See?” will be Kaserer’s topic.

For more information, see our website: or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Community Kids needs volunteers

Payson Community Kids is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance and services to under-served children and their families residing in the Payson area.

Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of activities: at the after school program with arts/crafts, homework help, cleanup, assistants, meal preparation and special activities; other areas of need include construction, fund-raising, event planning, photography, donation distribution and more.

The group is in need of volunteers to help with its holiday party, Dec. 18 at the Methodist Church.

One hour of your time might just mean the world to these kids. Please contact Jamie Shreiner at or (928) 978-1547.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JULIETs meet

JULIETs — Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together — meets for lunch and conversation at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

It is just for fun, no book to read, no dish to make. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. This month, the date is Tuesday, Dec. 27.

For additional information, please call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tonto Basin Kiwanis want bids

Kiwanis Club of Tonto Basin is taking bids on removing and replacing a roof and pouring a concrete floor at the Kiwanis Community Center & Thrift Store.

The project is approximately 16-feet-by-40-feet. Contact Lee Goodwin at (928) 978-2423 to arrange a meeting to view the project. Those making bids must be licensed, bonded and insured. All bids must include permits, materials and labor costs. All bids must be received by Kiwanis no later than Jan. 24, 2012. An award decision will be made on Feb. 1, 2012.

Bids should be mailed to: Kiwanis Club of Tonto Basin, P.O. Box 400, Tonto Basin, AZ 85553-0400.


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