Clubs And Organizations


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.

Womans Club issues invitation

The Payson Womans Club, which has been helping the community since 1921, welcomes all interested women to attend a meeting. Meetings held at 1 p.m., the second Tuesday of month at 510 W. Main St.

For more information, call Sharron Shill at (928) 476-3334.

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.

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.

Aglow International hosts speaker

The Aglow International group will hear a program on “The Adventure and Joy in the Journey of Prayer” by Jann Durst from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 14 at Crossroads Church Fellowship Hall, 114 E. Cedar Lane.

Durst will be sharing how she has had a heart for prayer most of her life. She has been a prayer coordinator for several churches and businesses, as well as having been actively involved with National Day of Prayer. She and her husband, Ted, now facilitate the DVD “American Heritage Series” by David Barton at the Payson Crossroads Foursquare Church.

Library Friends hear about Arizona’s capitals

Step into the “Colorful History of Arizona’s Capitals” at Payson Public Library.

Museum project coordinator Robert A. Flores of Arizona Capitol Museum will guide the Library Friends of Payson through the timeline of pre-Arizona Territory and Arizona Territory periods.

The former Voter Outreach Director for the Arizona Secretary of State will also introduce the group to the six sites and locations of the Arizona Capitals, past and present.

Join the Library Friends for this free lecture at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 16.

A short business meeting will take place at 10 a.m. and a potluck luncheon for all in attendance will follow.

Visit or call Bessie Tucker at (928) 474-9260 for more details.

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.

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.

Daily Word Readers

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: Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays 6 to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Prayer and Meditation Group,Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; monthly first Saturday family hike, meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club, 10 a.m; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

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.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

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.

PAL hosts speaker on marketing

At its May meeting, the Payson Art League will host Jason Horejs, who is renown for his marketing expertise and has written a book, “Starving to Successful: the Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art.” He has observed that many artists are making the same mistakes and are ill prepared when talking to gallery owners, setting themselves up for frustration and often failure.

Emerging and established artists are invited to attend this presentation designed to help understand how gallery owners select artists and ask questions about the gallery business.

The Payson Art League meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road. The presentation is at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

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.

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.

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) 474-555.

Garrett Retirees to meet

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, May 19 at Tiny’s. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are welcome. For more information, call Merie at (928) 474-6011.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

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.

Open House at shooting range

The Tonto Rim Sport Club will host its 5th Annual Open House of the Jim Jones Shooting Range from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22.

This is a chance for the whole family to learn techniques and safety procedures and, at no cost, try out various sport shooting types, such as archery, cowboy action, 22 silhouette target, high power and small bore.

This year, the club will also have available a special archery competition, similar to skeet shooting. It will have Range Safety Officers at all locations and will provide earplugs and safety glasses. Anyone with any interest in types of bows or firearms, shooting or the range would find this is a great time to come out.

One of the highlights every year is a demonstration by Payson Police of the various items in their law enforcement arsenal. Other agencies and local vendors will also have information available.

To reach the range, go south on Highway 87 and take the left turn about 4/10 of a mile after Mile Post 249. The range gate is not quite 2 miles into the forest.

If you have any questions, please call Charlie Thompson at (928) 468-1521.

Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, May 23 at Tiny’s Restaurant. The special speaker this month is Arizona State Representative Chester Crandell.

Members and guests will gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and at noon Rep. Crandell will provide an update on the latest actions of the Legislature. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call (928) 472-1172 for more information.

JULIETs Meeting

The JULIETs (Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together) is just for fun: no book to read, no dish to make. Members meet for lunch and conversation at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, which this month is Tuesday, May 24.

No reservations required — just show up if interested. For additional information, please call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

Master Gardener Hotline available

Planting time is here. Build that garden you’ve always dreamed of.

Need help in deciding what to plant? Where to plant? Master gardeners can help you with those questions. That’s what we are here for! Call the U of A Cooperative Extension office. Leave a message with your question and a Master Gardener will respond back with an answer. Call (928) 402-8589.

Free Christian counseling

Free Biblical counseling is now available in Payson without cost to anyone who desires to come to freedom in Christ.

Are you hurt, lonely, angry, abandoned, or feeling ignored? Are you unable to love or forgive?

We want to offer you hope and freedom from past unresolved, deep-seated problems. Reaching The Heart Ministries is a “Restoration” ministry. If you let us reach your heart and bring you to Jesus, He will care for your pain and heal your heart.

Counseling appointments will be scheduled on a first-come basis. Call today and get the help you need. It all starts with your phone call to schedule a consultation with Mike (928) 970-2439, or Ellen (928) 970-2618, or write to: Reaching the Heart Ministries, 203 N. Manzanita Dr. Suite A, Payson, AZ 85541.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for May 10 were: Wanda Sitz, first; Eleanor Love, second; Marilyn Castleman, 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 information.


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