Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Basic refreshments are offered for sale at the Elks Open Mic Night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Sons of the American Revolution

The Rim Country Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant.

If you are interested in tracing your ancestry back to the Revolutionary War, our organization has members who assist in this endeavor and invite you to attend the meetings. For further information, contact John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

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.

Archaeological 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, Nov. 19, the chapter will host Todd Weber, John Wesley Powell historian and re-enactor, who will present a program entitled, “Dear Emma” in which he portrays John Wesley Powell writing a letter to his wife, Emma, the night before embarking on his 1869 journey of exploration into the “Great Unknown.” 

The program is made possible by the sponsorship of the Arizona Humanities Council.

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

Polish Heritage Group

The Rim Country’s Polish descendants are invited to attend a gathering at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. One of the members will be sharing experiences of her recent trip to Poland. For more information, call (928) 468-9150.

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.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Alanon meetings held every Monday

Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help.

Alanon meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the St. Philips Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Payson Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize winning grassroots human rights organization. 

Join members as they shine a light on human rights in our community and throughout the world.

The Payson Chapter’s November meeting is to prepare for December’s Human  Rights Awareness Month. Members will be planning the Global Write-a-thon and other human rights events at 1003 S. Beeline Highway (behind the Knotty Pine Cafe), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21.

For more information, e-mail or call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

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.

JULIETs to meet

JULIETs, Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together, 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, Nov. 22. Take a few minutes off to relax and have lunch during your Thanksgiving preparations. For additional information, please call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

Republican Club to meet Nov. 28

The Rim Country Republican Club meets at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Angie Elam, the new district ranger for the Payson Ranger Station, Tonto National Forest, will be the guest speaker.

Members and guests gather at 11 a.m. to socialize and order lunch. A business meeting is planned for 11:30 a.m. and Elam will speak at noon.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional details, call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172.

Amnesty workday

December is Human Rights Awareness Month in Payson. Join Payson Amnesty International as members prepare for upcoming human rights events.

The group will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Payson School District Board meeting room, 902 W. Main St., to prepare for the upcoming film screening and Global Write-a-thon.

Call Penny at (928) 978-1268 for more information.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Nov. 15 were: Frances Schwartz, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Rosie Tharp, third.

Play is at 12:15 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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