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.
Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.
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.
We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.
The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.
For more information, go online to www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
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.
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 Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. 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.
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.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.
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 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.
Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building).
For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.
Do you have alcoholism or dysfunction in your family? Maybe ACA is for you. The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.
Open meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments Resident Lounge, Main Entrance, 807 S. Westerly, Payson.
Garrett Retirees party reservations due Dec. 6
Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet at Diamond Point Shadows on East Hwy. 260 (east of Star Valley) Thursday, Dec. 13 for a Christmas party. A choice of menu items and reservations need to be made and paid for by Thursday, Dec. 6. Call Merie at (928) 474-6011 for more information. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome, join us and have a great time.
The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.
To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.
TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
The “Life Changing - Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every third month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives. The next meeting will be December 6.
Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.
For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.
Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.
Please contact Elizabeth at 928-468-2133 for more information.
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.
Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway.
The group uses a faith-based discipleship program called One Step to Freedom. The purpose is more than to merely free dependent persons from their dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, including overeating or gambling; it is also designed to bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done by breaking down the strongholds that have kept members chained to an unproductive and destructive lifestyle. Childcare is provided.
Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.
Payson Area Computer Association
The Payson Area Computer Association will hold it’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.
December’s presentation is titled, “Protecting Yourself, Your Computer & Your Identity” presented by Bob Gostischa of Avast Anti-virus. The presentation also includes information on protection for Android Smartphones and Tablet Security.
The first meeting is always free. All are welcome.
Call Lorna at (928) 970-0399 with any questions.
Write for Rights
December is Human Rights Awareness Month. Join local Amnesty International human rights activists as they prepare for the world’s largest letter-writing event — the International Write a Thon, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8.
Help shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world.
For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.
No time to bake this holiday season? Members of the Senior Circle are having a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 28 were: Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, N/S, Tim Demaray and Harry Young, E/W, first; Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, N/S, Joe and Evelyn Pickens, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy, E/W, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.