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 during Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 and 28 and at the Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 25. Elks members and guests are also 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.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The January meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13 at the Payson Public Library.
The special speaker for this meeting will be Barb Beatty, who will present a program on “The History of Quilts in America.”
For more information about this meeting, or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338, or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness services now start at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, with singing with Phyliss at 11 a.m.
This week’s speaker is Coline Lang, who will talk on Lite Choices. All are welcome.
A board meeting will follow the service
Rim Country Celts
The Rim Country Celts are having the January meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Wolf Den Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, just north of Swiss Village Circle K.
Everyone is invited to attend. The members will be making final plans for the Jan. 28 Ceilidh at the Senior Center.
The Ceilidh will be a non-alcoholic, family program, held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Senior Center chef is preparing and providing all the food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Please come and sign up for at least one hour.
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 www.mountcross.org or call (928) 474-2552.
Payson Amnesty meets the third Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rim Country Literacy building, 1001 S. Beeline Highway (Monday, Jan. 16). We have the power to change someone’s life just by writing a letter. Join us as we work for human rights both locally and globally. Please call (928) 978-1268 for more information.
Payson Area Singles
The Payson Area Singles club has no dues or elections.
The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.
On the schedule:
Spaghetti Night at Cardo’s at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Valentine get-together at El Rancho Restaurant, American food is served along with Mexican, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14.
All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
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.
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.
Payson Art League
The Payson Art League begins its 36th year with a presentation by last year’s president, Sue Jones.
Jones has spent many years painting and teaching porcelain art, a 2,000-year-old hard fired process.
After working in oils and watercolors from her teens, porcelain became Jones’ passion 30 years ago. Though her subject matter is endless, she is drawn to a Victorian style. Before moving to Arizona in 1995, she had a gift shop featuring her hand painted china. During this time she specialized in matching globes on antique lamps and doing custom tile work for interior decorators.
Join the PAL at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. The public is invited.
Members present a Show and Share program from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., along with a reception with light refreshments. The program is at 6:30 p.m., following a short business meeting.
Rim Country Garrett Retirees
The Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tiny’s on Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.
Tea Party Bulldogs
There is a new group in town, the Tea Party Bulldogs, a discussion group that will tackle local issues of concern and come up with action plans.
It meets at noon Wednesdays at Wolf Den Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson
On Jan. 18, members will discuss: “Is the Health Care Compact a Trojan Horse?”
Everyone is welcome.
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.
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 will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The speaker is Brad Zinn who will talk about “Diagnosis: Communism, the Deadliest Disease.”
The public is invited to join the members for this presentation. Do you know the differences between Socialism, Marxism and Communism? Materials will be provided.
Please plan to make a contribution for materials and gas for Zinn to attend the meeting. For more information, call (928) 468-1131.
Musicians — specifically a drummer, guitarist and keyboardist — are needed for XaLt! worship service at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at Mount Cross Lutheran Church.
Contact Jan Zimbelman at 363-0151 or imacoffeebean99@gmail .com if interested.
Strawberry Investment Group issues invitation
The Strawberry Investment Group would like to announce to the community that it is inviting residents to join for only $25 a month.
The first meeting will be held on the third Saturday of this month, Jan. 21, at the Early Bird Café off Highway 87.
For further information, contact Karen at (928) 476-3658.
Trap @ Skeet Club
The Payson Trap @ Skeet Club is looking for new members. If you have shot trap or skeet before, or you want to learn how to, we would like to have you join us. Please contact Dean Neel at (928) 474-9467 for further information about the club.
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.
Non-professional investors invited
An amateur investor in Payson would like to meet with other non-professional investors to share information and ideas for personal investment use.
If interested, please call Bill at (928) 474-4000.
Winners at Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Jan. 10 were: Rosie Tharp, first; Bonnie Sheldon, second; Diane Baran, 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.