Clubs And Organizations

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Radio Control enthusiasts

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.

Gospel Kids Club

The Gospel Kids Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:p.m., Friday, May 6 at Uptown Espresso.

The non-denominational group is for those 7 and older; parents are welcome. There are Bible stories, games, activities and refreshments.

Call (928) 474-4844 or (602) 499-7447 for details.

Computer club

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

The speaker will be Carol LaValley, who will demonstrate how to make your hobby or photo books using free software called “Blurb.”

Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

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.

Elks host jam session

The Payson Elks Lodge will hold a jam session from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

The public is invited to participate and come out and enjoy this event.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, elections or couples.

The group attends the Elks Club Sports Dinner every second Sunday of the month at 4 p.m.

There will also be a special singles’ “Fireside” program at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 8 at the Pine Fire Department. All singles are invited to a presentation on “Fire Safety, Fire Wise.” Refreshments will be served.

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

The group will carpool to the Strawberry Chalet Friday, May 13 for the restaurant’s fish fry

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.

Payson Raconteurs seeking new members

The Payson Raconteurs, a group of area writers, assemble at 6 p.m. every Monday in a private dinning room in Tiny’s Restaurant. The members invite anyone who has a passion for writing in any form to join.

Fun assignments are given that inspire creativity — but participation is not required. Members read aloud their completed works and stories in progress.

This is a fun and relaxed group of writers. There are no fees.

For further information, contact Janie Allen, facilitator, at (928) 472-3219.

Photography/Camera Club meets Monday

The Rim Country Photography/ Camera Club will meet on Monday, May 9 at the Rim Country & Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road, in the activity room. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

This month’s presentation will be showing of the photos and winners from the Spring Round-up competition of the Arizona Camera Club Council. The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

For further information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m., the second Monday of every month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.

On May 9, James Turco will speak on Building Water Features. He will be showing us how to produce these features. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

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.

Democratic Women meet Tuesday morning

The Democratic Women of Rim Country will meet Tuesday, May 10 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Gather for fellowship at 11:30 a.m. and to order food; at noon the meeting will take place.

Manny Cruz will speaking about his organization, which is committed to closing down abandoned mines in Arizona.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please call Jacqueline Delacruz, (928) 951-1934.

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.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits will meet this month at First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 10. Participants will enjoy a delicious free dinner, warm fellowship, lively singing and an inspirational message. Caregivers and service providers are welcome to join us.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry, an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, is a tax-exempt public charity.

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday evening each month, although exceptions are made for special events. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Time Out board meeting

Time Out’s annual board meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed; wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers; outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and door prizes await you - but most of all, lots of fun.

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 for more information.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church talks dogs

Please plan to join a community discussion about “Can dogs be more than man’s best friend?” beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 and continuing over the next several weeks.

Among the topics to be discussed is whether dogs can be creatures of great wisdom.

The meetings will be in the parish hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy Street.

The sessions are open to everyone at no charge. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact John Hurlburt at (928) 468-6572.

Bridge results

Winners in Tuesday Bridge Club for May 3 were: Mary Kemp, first; Jerri Koch, second; Diane Baran, 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 Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and details.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 27 were: Susan James and Wanda Sitz, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Diane Bricker and Harry Young, third.

For details and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 476-1470.

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