Clubs And Organizations


Computer Association

The Payson Area Computer Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. 

Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

Men’s fellowship Feb. 4

Enjoy a Men’s Breakfast for a Buck at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 and then Nathan Agent will be sharing his marvelous story about how God has transformed his life. Keith Talley and his crew will be preparing lots of good food.

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.

American Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders February meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m.

The agenda will include the discussion of our annual Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at the Tonto Rim Post 69 in Payson.

For more information, call the Post, (928) 474-6969.

Unity of Payson

Discover what Unity of Payson is all about. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 5, each Sunday service looks at one of the five Unity principles. There will be several great Unity ministers and teachers coming, so members will hear how Unity principles make a difference in daily life from diverse views.

The first guest is Rev Julianne Lewis from Interfaith Unity of Mesa and her talk is titled “One Power.”

The 10 a.m. Sunday service is held at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant.

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

Payson Center of Spiritual Awareness

The Payson Center of Spiritual Awareness services are at 11 a.m. Sundays. The speaker Feb. 5 will be Martha Reeves from Phoenix, who will speak on Enlightenment.

XaLt! Super Bowl Party and worship

XaLt! worship will adjust to the Super Bowl by having a party beginning at at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5; bring your favorite football food to share and wear your favorite team’s colors. Come even if you’re not a football fan, you know the commercials will be interesting! 

XaLt! worship will take place at halftime. XaLt! worship happens in the log building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260. For more information, visit or contact Pastor Glenn at pastor

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, and no elections.

Monday Morning Bowling has begun again; it is the first and third Mondays of the month.

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

There will be a Valentine get-together at El Rancho Restaurant; order off the menu, which features American as well as Mexican food; 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14.

All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club has and is going to make some changes in its meetings. The general meeting is now at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant meeting room at the Mazatzal Casino at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6.

The guest speaker will be Stan Garner, who has 45 years of experience in the restoration, maintenance and operation of steam and diesel locomotives as well as passenger and freight cars. Garner has worked as a train consultant, train coordinator and actor on more than 307 films, television and still shoots in all parts of the country. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has several screen credits.

The club’s business/board meeting is at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, also at the meeting room of the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the casino.

Beginning in March, the Rim Country Optimist Club will meet at 5:30 p.m., the second Monday of every month at Cedar Ridge Restaurant. Often there will be a speaker and/or a general meeting will be held to prepare for an event that will benefit youth. The monthly board meeting will take place after the general meeting.

Put Feb. 18 on to do lists: this is the evening of the annual Lip Sync Concert at Payson High School. The night will include a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle. High school students will be competing for a total of $1,100 in prizes. Plus 50 attendees will be randomly picked to be audience judges to give a $100 prize. This event is sponsored through the cooperative effort of Kiwanis, Optimist and Rotary clubs and the High School Drama Department. Tickets are now being sold by club members at a discounted price prior to the event. As this event’s proceeds are for scholarships for continuing education, the clubs continue to accept auction and monetary donations.

Visitors are always welcome at the Rim Country Optimist Club meetings. For further information or Lip Sync tickets, call Joan Young, public relations (928) 472-2264 or visit the Optimists’ Web site


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 an Alanon meeting. There is help. We meet at 6 p.m. every Monday in the St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church parish hall. For more information, please call Lynn, (928) 472-8961.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Wolf Den Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

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.

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.

Constitution expert is guest speaker

For those unable to attend noon meetings, the Rim Country Republican Club is now offering evening and day meetings.

The next evening meeting will be Monday, Feb. 13 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. Members and guests may gather at 5:30 p.m. to order dinner and socialize. The meeting to hear the speaker begins at 6 p.m.

Shane Krauser, one of the best instructors of the U.S. Constitution in the United States, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Constitutional Education.

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

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m., the second Monday of the month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. At its Feb. 13 meeting, the group will host Everything’s Coming up Roses, by Home Depot. The program will include everything one needs to know about raising roses.

RAG is also looking for gardens to feature in its 2012 Garden Tour, so those who think they have a garden that qualifies, please come to the meeting to talk with the tour managers or call Diane Arnold, (928) 595-1265.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Beyond Limits Ministry to meet Feb. 14

Beyond Limits will meet this month on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mountain Bible Church Worship Center, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson.

In addition to enjoying a free meal, families and caregivers are welcome to join in the Valentine theme in the music, inspirational message and a craft project. 

Beyond Limits, an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, meets in various churches in Payson on the second Tuesday evening of the month. It is a 501 c 3 non-profit charity. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith, (928) 468-8434.

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed? Wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers? 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 door prizes await you — but most of all FUN!

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at 468-8766 for more information.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

The Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway).

Contact Ilona, (928) 472-3331 or Arlynne, (928) 474-9568.

Meditation book group

This two-month focus on meditation will be based upon the book “True Meditation — Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness” authored by present-day spiritual teacher, Adyashanti.

The class is open to all who would sincerely like to engage the process of meditation — whether beginner or experienced. The book, which is required for the class, is $15 through or, and includes a CD of guided meditations.

The group will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays, Feb. 27 through April 23 for five classes in the Payson Public Library meeting room. For more information, help in obtaining a book, or to reserve a seat, call the facilitator at (928) 478-6803.

Rental property owners

A rental property owner in Payson would like to start a group which meets monthly for dinner at a local restaurant for the purpose of sharing ideas, information, leads about good contractors, suppliers and possibly earn a group discount at local businesses. Please call Bill at (928) 474-4000 to express an interest.

Call to artists

Applications are now being accepted for artists wishing to participate in the Payson Art League’s annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour to be held May 4, 5, 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Local artists open their studios to the public to meet the artist in his/her own environment and to learn about the creative process. Artwork is available for sale and during the tour artists are encouraged to hold ongoing demonstrations.

Application forms are available on line at or contact Jan Ransom, show coordinator, (928) 468-8593 or

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1.

Tuesday Bridge Club results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Jan. 31 were: Betty da Costa, first; Pat Murray, second; Kelly Gunderson, 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 Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.


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