Clubs And Organizations


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: Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday,; for location information, call (928) 478-6906; 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.; 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) 970-2490; Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays, for location information, call (928) 468-2117.

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

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.

Rim Country Healing Rooms

Rim Country Healing Rooms now open by appointment at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway.

To learn more, call (928) 478-7166 or email: or visit the website at

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.

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.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends’ next meeting is at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 28 in the Library Activity Room located just behind the Community Center cultural hall in Pine. The guest speaker will be Diane Roeder who will give a presentation on the advantages and benefits of yoga and massage therapy. The meeting is open to the community, so come in and make some new friends.

Manifesting Abundance Group

The Manifesting Abundance Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.

The group will focus and intend for all sorts of abundance — physical and emotional well being, joy in relationships, true love and financial security. Join and learn how to create what you desire. 

For more information please call, Nancy at (602) 793-7611.

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. Members attend the Elks Sports Dinner at 4 p.m. every second Sunday of the month.

A table has been reserved for members at the Saturday, March 5 Elks Club Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, which will feature Dr. Jass and The Heart Beats. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Elks Club. Be sure and tell them you are with the Singles so you will be seated at our table.

Plan ahead for the Friday, March 18 day-trip to Globe to ride the vintage Copper Spike train. Reservations on the antique luxury dome car are $20. This car is filling up quickly so call Nadine to have your place reserved. There will be a carpool and we will purchase our lunch on the train.

The group is starting a Pinochle set. If you are interested, let Sandy know at breakfast on Tuesday.

For more information or to suggest an activity, 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.

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.

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

Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet March 1

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.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge. The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and 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.

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.

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 focusing on Gospel of John

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.

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.

Trailwood West HOA meeting

The Trailwood West Homeowners Association will hold its annual meeting at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 in the dining room at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road in Payson.

The decisions made at the meeting will impact all homeowners in Trailwood West, and all members are encouraged to attend.

New 4-H club, Crafty Clovers now starting

The Crafty Clovers, a new 4-H Club covering non-livestock projects is starting.

The organizational meeting was Feb. 14.

The club will be meeting at 3:30 p.m. the first and second Monday of each month in the Payson High School home economics kitchen. The next meetings are Monday, March 7 and Monday, March 14.

First up members will work on both cooking and sewing projects. In the future they will move into crafts, gardening and possibly hiking and other curriculum.

Tuesday Bridge Club winners announced

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Feb. 22 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Flo Moeur, second; Betty da Costa, third.

Play is at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Please call Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.

Senior Center needs volunteers

The Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store need volunteers to work a minimum of four hours a week. A number of positions are open in both facilities.

For more information, call (928) 474-4876 or stop in at the Center, 514 W. Main St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.


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