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. 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 Payson Elks meet at 7 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

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.


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.

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

There is also a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Star Valley. Call Patty at (602) 505-4584 for details.

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

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.

Rim Country Cowboy Church

The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits.

For more information, call (928) 474-5557

Payson Community Kids volunteer orientation

Payson Community Kids will present a volunteer orientation at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the Senior Center, 414 W. Main St., Payson.

Payson Community Kids is a non-profit organization that offers assistance and services to underprivileged children in the Payson area. The program provides assistance with food, clothing and occasional financial needs. It relies on volunteers to ensure that the children receive the aid and support they need.

For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator Jamie Shreiner at pckvolunteer@ or 978-1547.

Call to artists: open studio tour is May 4-6

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.

Application forms are available online at or contact Jan Ransom, show coordinator, (928) 468-8593 or janann49 The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1.

Focus classes resume at Assembly of God

Payson First Assembly is kicking off a return of its mid-week program at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29. The renewed Bible classes will now be for all ages — from nursery to adults and even include a separate class for women. Parents may bring their children and attend a class as well.

For more information, or if you need a ride, call the church at (928) 474-2302. 

Kiwanis invitation

The Zane Grey Kiwanis and its Young Professionals group invite anyone interested in learning more about the organizations, which are dedicated to helping Rim Country children, to attend one of the meetings.

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 #373

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 month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives. Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.

For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.

Genealogical society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will hold its March meeting and program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March at 302 E. Bonita St.

After the business portion the program, the society will present speaker Ella Lee Owens, a longtime Payson resident. She will speak about her family and their involvement in the timber industry. At one time her family operated the town’s sawmill, the current site of the Sawmill Theatres complex.

The public is always welcomed to attend any of the society’s programs and use its library resources.

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.

Lost Loves will address grieving and other specific issues which those left behind often experience.  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.

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.

High Country Gardeners

It’s all about vegetables at High Country Garden Club’s March 1 meeting. Join club members at 7 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church where local expert Gary Karlowski will present a timely program on growing vegetables from seed, what to plant now, and what can be grown inside the house while we wait for spring. 

Refreshments will be served, and we welcome all those interested in gardening. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Computer association to meet March 2

The Payson Area Computer Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 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.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

The monthly Ponderosa Bible Church’s Men’s Breakfast will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 3.

Keith Talley and his team will prepare a fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” and then Bob Franklin will share his exciting true story about how God recently gave him amazing peace and then healing as he went through life-threatening heart problems.

Bring your neighbors and other friends to enjoy this special meeting and fellowship, where breakfast is still available for just $1.

Ponderosa Bible Church is located at 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

American Legion Riders to meet Saturday

The American Legion Riders’ March meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant on Saturday, March 3.

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

Members will be preparing the group’s annual pre-run mailer to the members of Rim Country Chamber of Commerce.

For more info call Post at (928) 474-6969.

Republicans host Attorney General

The Rim Country Republican Club will host Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne at its Lincoln Day Luncheon Saturday, March 3. The luncheon is at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 and will be served at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by March 1; no tickets will be sold at the door.

For tickets, call Shirley Dye, (928) 468-1131; Sally Low, (928) 474-9779 or Anne Ascoli, (928) 474-8545.

PAWS to hear about new shelter

PAWS in the Park, the support group for Payson’s off-leash dog park, will host several speakers at its 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 meeting.

The guest speakers will be Sara Hock, executive director of the Humane Society of Central Arizona; Kat Knauff, the animal services manager and Samantha Spinelle, Maricopa County’s animal outreach supervisor. The topics will be the design, operations and progress of the new animal shelter, along with information about the up coming low-cost spay and neuter clinic sponsored by the HSCAZ and PAWS, scheduled for Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13. The speakers will take questions.

PAWS meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the Payson Library conference room. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (928) 474-1542 or (928) 951-4884.

Rim Country Celts meet on 2nd Thursday

The Rim Country Celts are inviting everyone interested in Celtic history and genealogy to come to its “2nd Thursday” monthly dinner meeting, March 8 at the Crosswinds Restaurant.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m., ordered from the menu or choose the Thursday night special of spaghetti.

At 6:45 p.m. there will be a short meeting and at 7:15 p.m. Paty Henderson, Rim Country Celts second vice president, will present a program on Madoc/Maddog, the Welsh prince who came to America — supposedly the Mandan Indian tribe was descended from his group.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners at Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 22 were: Bonnie Eller and Hallie Jackman, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, third.

For information and reservations, call Kay at (928) 474-0287.


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