Clubs And Organizations


Sons of the American Revolution

The Rim Country Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 17 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Anyone interested in tracing their ancestry back to the Revolutionary War and learning more about the SAL is invited to the meeting.

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

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club invites women of the Rim Country to become members to benefit many Payson area charities.

Those interested are invited to attend meetings, which take place at 9 a.m., the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

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

Archaeological Society

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 Dr. and Easy St.

At this month’s meeting, March 17, the guest speaker is archaeologist Allen Dart. His presentation will be on ancient Native American pottery of Southern Arizona. Dart focuses on Native American ceramic styles as they characterize specific eras of southern Arizona history and prehistory. Additionally, as a special feature at the March meeting, in celebration of Arizona Archaeology Month, Dart’s talk will be followed by an authentic Native American potluck.

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

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Julianne Lewis joins Unity of Payson from Interfaith Unity Church in Mesa. She uses her 25 years of spiritual training and study of the world’s major religions to form a rich tapestry of understanding and faith to help guide people to live lives of integrity and holy purpose.

The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and is held at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant.

For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

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 Lynn at (928)472-8961.

There is also a meeting at10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Star Valley. Call Patty at (602) 505-4584 for details.

Payson Amnesty

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.

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

This group has no dues, and no elections.

The “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule:

• Wednesday, March 21, free bus trip to Cliff Castle Casino. All passengers receive $10 voucher and ticket to George Hamilton show. Call Nadine to reserve your seat.

• March 29, outdoor Easter pageant in Mesa; All Aboard America Bus will take participants to Mesa; there is no charge, but call to reserve a seat.

• Monday Morning Bowling at 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month.

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

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.

Coda Meetings

Coda meetings are at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson.

Payson Art League

The March Payson Art League monthly presentation will be Nancy Ballard, president and Georgia Thorne, programs chairperson of the fiber arts group Threadplayers.

Threadplayers began with a moment of pure vision. Fabric was their canvas, but they needed more. A few artisans were committed to venture onto a path of artistic exploration, thus, their group was formed in 2002. Fiber is their focus as the basic material for their form of art. It has evolved into success for its members while using embellishments and transformations into many astounding pieces.

Each month, they explore different techniques. Techniques include painting, dying, fusing, beading, photo-to-fabric, printing and many more. In addition, their program always includes a time for sharing accomplished pieces and to celebrate members’ achievements.

Come find out about this dynamic group of fiber artists and their upcoming show at the Payson Art League meeting Tuesday, March 20 at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn in Payson.

A social hour starts at 6 p.m. and presentation follows a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for March 13 were: Diane Baran, first; Rosie Tharp, second; Peggy Freeman, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Senior Circle events

A member luncheon with an Irish theme will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 at Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

The Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 will feature Meg Fenzi from the Alzheimer’s Association and Christina Eng from Rim Country Health. They will present a range of information from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease to caregiving skills.

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.

Mother’s Club

The next Mother’s Club meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at the Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St., behind Ace Hardware. The club’s goal is to help mothers meet other mothers like themselves, for the purpose of finding support as they raise their children. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

A free evening meal is served at 5:45 p.m. and sitters are provided while moms meet. This month’s program will be “Where did all the money go last month?” — this is a continuing program on managing family finances given by Ric Hinkie. Please RSVP with Stacey at (928) 474-0485 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Payson Cougars Men’s Senior Softball Team

If you are 60 years of age or older, come join the Payson Cougars men’s senior softball team. Practices are at Rumsey Park. Time and fields will vary, depending on the season, so call team manager, Lou Felix at (928) 474-4446 or e-mail

Yard sale donations

Donations are being accepted by members of the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society for their annual yard sale. The society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, therefore all donations are tax deductible.

Please drop off your donations at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., during regular business days and hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.


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