Clubs And Organizations


Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.

On the calendar:

Friday, July 13, 5 p.m. fish fry at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the airport. We will be in the back room.

Wednesday, July 18, carpool to Pine for the Fiddler’s Jam Session, shopping in the Thrift Store, and $5 lunch at 11:30 in the Senior Center Dining Room. Make your reservation for lunch by calling 476-2151 the day before. Fiddlers begins at 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 21, Corn Festival in Camp Verde. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Rodeo Committee

The Payson Rodeo Committee is now meeting to make final preparations for the upcoming August rodeo. It will meet July 17, 31 and Aug. 7 — prior to the August rodeo. The meeting time is at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Inn of Payson.

Payson Art League

Beth Lewis will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Payson Art League, 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Rim Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

Beth is a retired obstetrical registered nurse who has for the last several years been a member of the Prescott Art Docents. Her slide presentation on “Jewish Art” will highlight the work of Jewish artists from the late 1800s through the 1900s. Holocaust art as well as an exotic artist will be shown. Chagall’s work will be highlighted.

The public is welcome.

Senior Circle calendar

Just a reminder that July is open enrollment for the Tonto Apache Gym where Senior Circle members receive a substantial discount. For more information, please call (928) 472-9290.

Wednesday, July 18 is the monthly member luncheon. Pot roast and all the trimmings will be served, followed by an ice cream social. Cost is $4.

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Unity of Payson

Sunday services at Unity of Payson should be a lot of fun as Rev. Meghan Smith weaves her passion for music into her lesson of “There’s a Healin’ Goin’ On.”

See you Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see our Web site: or call (928) 478-8515. 

Pioneering human rights

Amnesty International is the world’s largest and one of the oldest  grass roots human rights organizations. Join us as we shine a light on human rights in our community and throughout the world.

The Payson Chapter will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the  Rim Country Literacy Center, 1101 S. Beeline Highway (behind Knotty Pine Cafe). For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Soroptimist meeting

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon Wednesdays at Tiny’s Restaurant. 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.

Bridge results

Tuesday Bridge Club results for July 10 were: Wanda Sitz, first; Pat Murray, second; Bonnie Sheldon, third. We play at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Call Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.

Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Democratic Headquarters located at 1101 S. Beeline Highway.

Our guest speakers will be Doug Ballard, candidate for Arizona Legislative District 6; Johnnie Robinson, candidate for U. S. House representing Dist 4 and also Matt Capalby representing Dr. Richard Carmona for the U. S. Senate.

Some other candidates may also be present. Campaign plans will be discussed.

There will also be reports from each of our officers and leaders of our Rim Country Democratic Women’s club and Gila County Democrats.

We still have need for some volunteers for phone calls and visitors. We are pleased to be hosting the Arizona Democratic Party Convention on Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 at the Payson High School. Your ideas and support will be both expected and appreciated.

Membership annual dues for calendar year 2012 are only $5 and can be collected at this meeting. Membership is required to vote on club business.

Everyone is invited to hear our speakers and your participation is welcomed. For more information, call President Jerry Foster, (928) 978-4031 or visit

Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet July 19

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, July 19 at Tiny’s. 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 at (928) 474-6011.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays 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 will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.

Democrats host wine and cheese reception

The Arizona Democratic Party invites you to a wine and cheese reception honoring the Gila County Democratic Party to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Gila County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1101 S. Beeline Highway.

Tickets are $15 each (checks made payable to Arizona Democratic Party). RSVP online at or contact Rebecca Pringle at (602) 234-6821 or


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