Clubs And Organizations


Drama Camp presents play

The Pine Library’s Drama Camp presents The Trial of Goldilocks at 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22 at the Pine Cultural Hall. The public is invited.

Unity of Payson and

Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson, which is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Structured Sunday Unity Services are planned to commence this fall. In the meantime, the public is invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906 (no meeting the first Friday of the month).

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

• Family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering; for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Center for Spiritual Awareness

Charlotte Beilgard will be speaking at the next meeting at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness to be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 24. Her topic will be “From Proving to Improving.” Also performing in song will be her grandchildren, Kaite Roebuck and Cameron Broxton from Texas.

PCSA is located at 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2 in Payson. 

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts will meet at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at Tiny’s Restaurant. All who are interested in the Celtic peoples, their customs and history are welcome.

For more information, call Lloyd Gibson, (575) 649-5015; Jim Eichberger, (928) 388-9058, e-mail; or Paty Henderson at (928) 472-6627, e-mail

Republican Club meets Monday

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, July 25 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The speaker this month will be Hank Marquardt, firearms instructor. “The Importance of Being Able to Protect Yourself” is the topic of Marquardt’s presentation.

Members and guests will gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize. The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and at noon, Marquardt will speak.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

A Course in Miracles study group

A Course in Miracles study group meets in Payson from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays. For information, call (928) 478-6928.

Payson Area Singles

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

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m., to visit and plan future activities.

On Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m., members will board an All Aboard America bus to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. This is a free ride with a free continental breakfast buffet and $10. Contact Nadine, (928) 476-4659; or Renee at Senior Circle, (928) 472-9290, to reserve a seat.

Plan ahead for Saturday, Sept. 3 and the group’s Second Annual Potluck/Chili Contest to be held in the Tonto Apache Youth Center.

The Senior Circle has invited members to join its luxury tour bus trips. Coming up in September is a 3-day trip to San Diego.

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

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.


The JULIETs — Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together — group 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, July 26.

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

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.

Rim Country Optimist Club

The Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. At the July 27 meeting the speaker will be Susan Campbell from the Payson Unified School District. She will be speaking about the student homeless situation in Payson.

The meeting is at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

The club’s next event will be National Night Out. Members will be serving Mexican fare in addition to the usual food and drinks at our food booth. This free community event will take place July 30.

Pine residents and visitors should feel free to visit the Fire Station office to see the Replica Fire Station that is housed with close to 100 miniature items in it. It is for a silent auction, so bids are welcome.

Visitors are welcome at Optimist meetings. For further information, call Joan Young, (928) 472-2264 or visit the Web site,

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for July 19 were: Betty da Costa, first; Diane Baran, second; and Lori Nelson, 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 Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

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 if interested, (928) 970-1131.


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