Clubs And Organizations


Sons of the American Revolution 

Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at Tiny’s Restaurant. A film of Revolutionary War history will be shown.

The SAR organization is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. Individuals with an ancestor who supported the cause of American independence during the years 1774-88 are invited to join and learn more about this worthwhile organization.

For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Free craft class for kids

Sweet Nostalgia will be conducting a free craft class for children at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at 512 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 6, Payson.  Seating is limited; please call (928) 595-1265 for reservations.

Payson Amnesty International in parade

The Payson chapter of Amnesty International is celebrating its second active year in Payson. This past year it has partnered with local, national and international activists and volunteers to educate and mobilize around such issues as domestic violence, maternal mortality, prisoners of conscience and other basic human rights issues. Members believe that human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere.

Please join us as we walk and ride for human rights Saturday, Aug. 19 in the Payson rodeo parade. Call Penny at (928) 978-1268 for information about the parade event and how to become active with Payson Amnesty International.  

Unity of Payson

Ray Madaghiele is co-founder of the Transformational Learning Center which was designed for “Inspiring Hope and Awakening Greatness” in individuals, organizations and communities. His lesson title is “Be a Ray of Hope: 4 Focal Points for Happiness and Success.”

He will speak at Unity of Payson Sunday services at 10 a.m., Aug. 19 at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant.

For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Girl Scout registration

Calling all girls ages five to 17 who are current Girl Scouts or would like to join a troop in the Payson area — registration will take place next week.

• Monday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Payson Elementary School

• Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scoops Ice Cream store next to the Sawmill Theatres.

The cost is $12 per girl and scholarships are available. For more information, please call Rhonda Evans at (928) 474-0653.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex).

There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362.

Pioneering human rights

Amnesty International is the world’s largest and one of the oldest grass roots human rights organizations. Join members as they shine a light on human rights in the community and throughout the world.

The Payson Chapter will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 at the Rim Country Literacy Center, 1101 S. Beeline Highway (behind the Knotty Pine Cafe). For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

Westerners have been attracted to Buddhism in part because of its practical aspects. The basic teachings of Buddhist philosophy are simple and applicable in daily life. It is a guide to transforming human suffering into wisdom, inner peace and enlightenment through understanding the nature of self and reality, and through compassion. Buddhists believe that we are each responsible for our own morality by the choices that we make.

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.


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.

We meet at every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

The journey home consists of care, compassion and understanding. Alienated Catholics Anonymous meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. each Monday in the conference room of St. Philip the Apostle parish hall at 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson. Call (928) 474-1269 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

Payson Area Singles

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

Among the upcoming activities: Saturday, Aug. 18, watch the Rodeo Parade together in the shade, call the number below for directions; 7:30 p.m., Sunday Aug. 19, meet at Buffalo Bar to eat and listen to Junction 87 Jam Session until 9 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 14, potluck, game day, hosted by Kathleen Nutter at Payson Senior Apartments, across from the high school.

The group’s Fourth Anniversary barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at Rumsey Park.

For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

PAL meeting

The Payson Art League August meeting will feature a presentation by photographer and PAL member George Lewis. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug 21 at Rim Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn, Payson.

Lewis will present the question of how photography can be considered art. He will quote opinions of prominent photographers, whose images will be illustrated, and show examples of his own work, as well as explaining what he consider artistic, and what is not, with reference to historical ideas concerning the development of the artistic approach to photography. 

A Course in Miracles Study Group

A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation.

For details, call (928) 478-6928.

Payson Masons

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.

For information, visit the lodge Web site or call Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Senior Circle news

The Payson Regional Medical Center Senior Circle invites residents to its Lunch and Learn program at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday. Aug. 22.

The program will be “Managing Your Medical Bills” with Shelly Thompson, director of Patient Financial Services at Payson Regional Medical Center. She will help participants understand how the insurance companies determine what they will pay and what is the patient’s responsibility will be after a procedure.


Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.  For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380. 


Jan Parsons

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no host luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. This month, the speaker will be Jan Parsons from Senior Circle.

If you are a federal employee or a retired federal employee and wish to join NARFE you will receive a free lunch from Tiny’s. For more information, contact Dale Ashby at (928) 478-4676. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Payson Food Bank or Dale at (928) 458-6227.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Aug. 14 were: Rowena Cole, first; Betty da Costa, second; Kay Hutchinson, 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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