Moose Lodge events
The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.
Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.
Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.
For information, visit the lodge Web site www.paysonmason.org or call Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
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.
Card players wanted
The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.
This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the beautiful Chaparral Pines dining room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.
Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.
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.
For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.
Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.
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 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) 474-555
The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding its August program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2 at the society’s library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.
The program will feature Peter Morgan, a longtime researcher and writer. One of the topics he will be addressing is the genealogy challenge he faced in applying for Sons of the American Revolution membership.
High Country Garden Club
High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church, Colcord and Bonita Streets.
The program is all about iris. Cindy Machen will discuss the planting, dividing, different varieties, fertilizing, proper care and watering of this attractive garden flower. There will be handouts, as well as a free rhizome for all attendees.
Refreshments are served, and all gardeners are welcome. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.
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 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.
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for July 25 were: first, Sue Chester and Jerri Koch N/S, George Aucott and Jack Parks E/W; second, Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford N/S, Hallie Jackman and Mary Kastner E/W; third, Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox N/S, Evelyn and Joe Pickens E/W.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Payson Tea Party
The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night 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.
Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway.
The group uses a faith-based program called One Step to Freedom. The purpose is more than to free dependent persons from their dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, including overeating or gambling; it is also designed to bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ by breaking down the strongholds that have kept members chained to an unproductive and destructive lifestyle. Childcare is provided. Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.
Junior Optimist Club meeting Aug. 11
Members of the Mazatzal Optimist Club of Payson would like to invite the youth of Payson, ages 6 to 18, to join us in a Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Payson Police Department conference room.
The JOOI club is an extension of the Optimist International and offers teamwork, communications skills, self-esteem, money management and citizenship in fun ways.
Anyone interested in forming an equestrian mounted drill team is invited to get in touch with Kathy at (928) 474-4469 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and anytime Friday through Sunday.
Crafters and exhibitors are invited to enter the annual Eastern Star Craft Fair, which will be Sept. 29-30. For details, contact Louise at (928) 478-6133 or Nancy at (928) 970-2147.