Clubs And Organizations


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: Unity Book Study Group, Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m., for location, call (928) 468-2117; family and individual spiritual counseling, 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.

Archaeology society

The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society meets at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of each month at the Church of the Holy Nativity at the corner of Bradley Drive and Easy Street.

At this month’s meeting, May 21, the chapter will host Steve Hayden, avocational archaeologist and site volunteer at Navajo National Monument. Hayden will present, “Keet Seel Diary,” which highlights years of work at the amazing cliff ruins of the Tsegi Canyon region of Northern Arizona. Hayden will also discuss the work of his father, Julian D. Hayden, an early Arizona archaeologist featured in a new book release, “Field Man: Life of a Desert Archaeologist.” 

The group’s monthly speaking program is open to anyone interested in learning about archaeology and southwest prehistory.  

Center for Spiritual Awareness

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness will have its annual membership meeting May 22, following its 11 a.m. Sunday Celebration. Candidates for the board will be introduced and there will be a vote on changes in the bylaws.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, May 23 in the Activity Room, located right behind the Cultural Hall in Pine. 

The guest speaker is undetermined at this time. Come and be surprised. 

The community is invited, so bring a friend or meet some new ones. Members are gearing up for the Book Sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. 

A Course of Miracles Study Group

A Course of Miracles Study Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays.

The program is offered on a donation basis. For information, call (928) 478-6928.

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.

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 to write stories (any genre), poetry, songs, etc. Fun assignments are given that inspire creativity and participation is not required. Members read aloud their completed works and stories in progress.

This is a fun and relaxed group of writers. Come join the fun. No fees are required.

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

Manifesting Abundance

The Manifesting Abundance group is continuing to meet at 7:30 p.m., Mondays at 107 W. Wade Lane #2, Payson, across from Wendy’s. The material covered is in the “Secret” and on furthering understanding of the law of attraction.

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

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.

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed, wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers and 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 camaraderie await.

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

NARFE Picnic

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will have its annual picnic Wednesday, May 25 at Rumsey Park at Ramada 4. The picnic will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 1:30 p.m. The price will be $6; participants will need to bring a place setting and a dish to share, ice tea, lemonade and coffee will be provided. There will be music, games and raffles. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend.

For more information, contact John Wilson at (928) 474-8276 or Jim York at (928) 472-2489.

Payson area Nar-Anon meetings begin

The Nar-Anon Family Group is a 12-step support group for those who are concerned or are desperate about the addiction or drug use of a relative or friend. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and is based on Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps.

Meetings of Payson Nar-Anon will begin on May 25 and be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 408 W. Main St., #11 (parking and entrance are around back of building).

Meetings will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For information or support, call Maxine, (602) 568-8747 or (928) 476-2916.

If the addiction of someone you care for has affected your life, you don’t have to be alone.

Rim Country Optimists

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. Through benefits, activities, scholarships and financial support, members strive to expand and enhance opportunities for children of all ages. Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday and general meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Both meetings are held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

The May 25 meeting will feature club member Sharon Judd and her husband, Russ. They will share highlights of their recent mission trip to Kenya, Africa in conjunction with Living Waters International.

For further information about the club or future events, call Mark Manelli, president, (928) 474-5957, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264.

AA meeting change

The Big Book AA group called 12 Steps to Spiritual Awareness has changed meeting days. AA is meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 107 W. Wade Lane #2, Payson, across from Wendy’s.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for May 17 were: Jerri Koch, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Marilyn Blanc, 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.

Free Bible correspondence course

A free Bible correspondence course, World Bible Correspondence, is available to Rim Country residents. Write to P.O. Box 1237, Clovis, N.M. 88102 for more information, or call Jack Stancell at (928) 951-5570 or the Clovis, N.M. Church of Christ at (575) 769-2331.

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.

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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