Clubs And Organizations


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.

Teen meetings set by AA and NA

There are now 12 Step meetings for teens. Narcotics Anonymous will be Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will be Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Both will be at Arizona’s Children Association, 900 N. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

Please feel free to contact Pam at (928) 472-4310 or e-mail PCerski@ with any questions.

Rim Country Toastmasters

Rim Country Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the MHA Auxiliary building (next to Almost New Shop) at 308 E. Aero Dr., Payson.

For more information, call (928) 478-8820 or e-mail RimCountryTM

TOPS #527

TOPS AZ #527 meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Activity Center, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

For information, contact Janet Longbotham at (928) 474-9898.

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.

Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth of the community through benefit events, activities and financial support.

The general meeting is held on the fourth Wednesday, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and often includes a speaker at 6 p.m.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 23. Peggy Miles, principal of Payson Education Center will be talking about her school. Meetings are held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

Visitors are always welcome.

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.

Scripture study

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.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25 at the Church of the Nazarene. The hostess will be Ellarea Davison and co-hostesses are Becky Friend and Kay Miller. The program will be Response to the Intervention Process presented by Dr. Barbara Fitzgerald, special education director in the Payson Public Schools.

Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome.  For further information, please call (928) 468-8148.

Daily Word Readers forming new ministry

Anyone interested in studying Unity teachings is invited to join the newly forming ministry in the process of affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Activities include: Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays, for location information, call (928) 468-2117; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Women’s Group, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays at East-West Exchange, for information, call (928) 970-2177; Course of Miracles Study Group, by donation, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-249.

A monthly fourth Saturday family hike begins Feb. 26 — meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club at 10 a.m.

Family and individual spiritual counseling is also available with a love offering, for information call (936) 788-3181.

Republicans to meet

The Rim Country Republican Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

Come at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize; at 11:30 a.m. there will be a business meeting and at noon a speaker. Tom Loeffler will update members on the Gila Community College independence issue and the next steps needed to influence the Arizona Senate to vote for SB 1213. All are welcome to attend.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, no elections, and no couples.

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

A table has been reserved for the group at the Saturday, March 5 Elks Club Mardi Gras Dinner Dance. Tickets are $10. To make a reservation, contact Sandy at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch gathering or go to the Elks.

For more information about club activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Apply for Art League’s Open Studio Tour

Applications are now being accepted for artists wishing to participate in the Payson Art League’s annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour, which is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 13, 14, 15.

Local artists open their studios to the public to allow the public to meet the artist in their own environment and to learn about the creative process.

Applications are available online at or contact Sally Myers at (928) 472-8651 or e-mail her at solveig4art@ for more information. The deadline to submit applications is March 1.

High Country Garden Club

High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3 at First Southern Baptist Church. 

The special speaker will be Eric Moore of Jay’s Bird Farm in Prescott whose topic will be Bringing Wild Birds to Your Backyard. Moore’s power point program will include tips on landscaping and creating a natural habitat which will attract birds and butterflies to your yard.

Join us for a fascinating program, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about gardening in the high country. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

The Gospel Kids Club to meet once a month

Girls and boys, 7 and older, are invited to join The Gospel Kids Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Participants in this new non-denominational group will learn from Bible stories, games and fun activities, plus be provided with snacks. Parental permission is required and parents are welcome to attend.

For more information, call (928) 474-4844 or (602) 499-7447.

Computer group hosts author

The Payson Area Computer Association meets at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 4 in the meeting room at the Payson Public Library.

Abby Stokes, author of Is This Thing On? will be the guest speaker. Her book will be available for $15.

The meeting is free and the public is welcome.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 16 were: Tim Demaray and Greg Demaray, first; Bill and Jean Tiller, second; Flo Moeur and Joan Young, third.

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


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