Clubs And Organizations


Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. As a structure continues to be built for Sunday Unity Services, which are planned to commence this fall, those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906.  No meeting First Fridays.

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail

Payson Fly Casters

The Payson Fly Casters Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Members will have breakfast at 8 a.m., with the meeting following at 9 a.m.

Anyone interested in fly fishing is welcome to attend.

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.

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome at the Halloween Party, which starts at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 with cocktails and features the music of Goin’ 4 Broke. Tickets are $10 per person.

The Payson Elks meet at 7 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge 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 during the new hosted Open Mic Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2; Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 and the Jam Session, 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 . Elks members and guests are welcome at these events. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Reformation Celebration

The Rock of Ages Lutheran Church Reformation Celebration will be held Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Reformation service begins at 4 p.m. with the Oktoberfest Bratwurst Dinner at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and entertainment by the Senior Center Band.

Rock of Ages is at 204 W. Airport Road. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Pastor David Sweet, (928) 474-2098.

Pine Library Friends meeting rescheduled

The Pine Library Friends have rescheduled the October meeting to 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in the Library Activity Room, located right behind the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. 

There will be no guest speaker as this will be an organizational meeting. The group’s new officers will set up its committees and chairmanships.

Anyone who would like to see if there is a way that they can help, please be sure to attend.

Republican Club meets

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Bob Burns, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission and former president of the Arizona State Senate, will be the guest speaker.

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

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

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 associated with this group.

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.

Payson Area Singles

This club has no dues or elections.

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

Coming up, there will be a Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 29. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the beautiful Chaparral Pines dining room. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge.

The group will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss. A nonprofit organization, Lost Loves is currently scheduled to meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.

High Country Garden Club

The Thursday, Nov. 3 meeting of High Country Garden Club will feature a hands-on program where members and guests will learn to create a plantable holiday gift tag with wildflower seeds. You will need to bring a cookie cutter. Join in the fun and take home a worthwhile and useful holiday creation.

The High Country Garden Club meets at First Southern Baptist Church at 7 p.m. All gardeners and guests are welcome, and refreshments are served. For further information, please call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Zane Grey Kiwanis

The Zane Grey Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., every Thursday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Its Young Professionals group meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Macky’s Grill.

For details, call Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Oct. 25 were: Alice Bond, first; Eleanor Love, second; Peggy Freemon, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.Call Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for details.


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