Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks Lodge schedule

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 at the Karaoke Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in February and during the Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 and 25. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4 p.m., with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Elks members and guests are welcome at these events.

The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. 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, Feb. 18 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Any man interested in tracing their ancestry back to the Revolutionary War and learning more about the organization is invited to attend the group’s meetings.

For further information, contact John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month (Feb. 18) at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Lionesses are part of the world’s largest service organization. Activities, service projects and events benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness.

For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132. 

Strawberry Investment Group

The Strawberry Investment Group announces it is inviting members of the community to join for only $25 a month.

The meeting is held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Early Bird Café off Highway 87. For further information, contact Karen at (928) 476-3658.

Archaeological society to hold meeting Feb. 18

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, Feb. 18, the guest speaker will be Dr. Miles Gilbert, Bureau of Land Management. He will present Hashknife Cowboy Archaeology. In this talk, Miles discusses an archaeological survey project in advance of brush removal conducted on the historic and extensive Hashknife Ranch in northern Arizona.

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

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, and no elections. Activities on the schedule include:

• Race Remote Control cars and trucks in the high school parking lot at 10:30 a.m., Saturdays. Even if you don’t have a car or truck to race, you are welcome to come and watch. The Payson RC Car Club sponsors this event.

• Monday Morning Bowling is at 10 a.m. 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.

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

Forest Park homeowners

The Forest Park Homeowners' Association will hold its annual meeting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in the meeting room of Rim Country Health, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson.

Unity of Payson

Unity of Payson meets at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 19. The guest speaker this week is Rev. Meghan Smith from Unity of the White Mountains.  She’ll go deeper into the third Unity Principle, speaking about Co-Creating with God.

The service is held at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, call (928) 478-8515 or see the Web site:

XaLt! Worship

XaLt! Worship is aimed at people who wish to explore their walk with God; seekers, de-churched and anyone with questions.

XaLt! is a safe, grace-centered, family-friendly service; casual with energetic music and media.

XaLt! takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Log Building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260.

For more information, visit or call (928) 474-2552.

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.


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 every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Phillips Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Peggy, (928) 474-7461.

Payson Amnesty International

The Payson Chapter of Amnesty International will hold its regular meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 at 1001 S. Beeline Highway in the Rim Country Literacy Building just behind the Knotty Pine Cafe.

Join this award-winning chapter as upcoming events are planned to support human rights locally and globally. To find out more, e-mail or call Penny at (928) 474-2391.

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.

PAL hosts Melanie Capps

Payson Art League’s February meeting guest speaker is jewelry artist Melanie Capps.

Capps has worked with a variety of media over the years, and 10 years ago she discovered wire-sculpture. Capps uses 14k gold-filled wire or the Argentium silver wire creating heirloom quality jewelry.

She will be demonstrating her wire wrapping techniques and will be offering workshops in the future as well as showing at the ‘Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour in May.

Meet her at the PAL Feb. 21 gathering at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn, Payson. The public is invited.

The group has a Show and Share of artwork with a social reception at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting, and presentation at 6:30 p.m.

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 Masonic Lodge #70, F. & A. M.

Welcome members and sojourning Masons. Stated meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Masonic education and fellowship follows at 5:30 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. other meetings for degree, practice, work party or Masonic education.

The Lodge is at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Contact Tom Jones, P.M./secretary, (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950 for more information.

Rim Literacy needs heaters

The Rim Country Literacy Program is in need of several space heaters. It is costing a lot of money to heat the program’s new, larger facility and it is believed that space heaters might cut costs.

Anyone with a safe space heater to donate can call the Literacy Office at (928) 468-7257.

Ladies Tuesday Bridge results

Winners for Ladies Tuesday Bridge Feb. 14 were: Alice Bond, first; Diane Baran, second; Flo Moeur, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.


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