Clubs And Organizations


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

March Payson Art League monthly presentation will be by Threadplayers’ Nancy Ballard, president and Georgia Thorne, programs.

Threadplayers began with a moment of pure vision of using fabric as a canvas. A few artisans were committed to venture onto a path of artistic exploration and the group was formed in 2002. Each month they explore different techniques such as painting, dying, fusing, beading, photo-to-fabric, printing and more.

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.

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.

Payson Masons

Members of the Payson Masonic Lodge #70, F&AM, meet every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meetings are on the second Tuesday, preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m., with an educational program following dinner. All AZ Masonic family members and sojourners are welcome. For information about joining, go to or contact Tom Jones, Past Master, Secretary (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.


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

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

The guest speakers will be Craig Jones, Democratic candidate for Gila County Sheriff and Mickie Nye, Democratic candidate for Gila County Recorder.

Everyone is invited to hear the speakers. For more information, call President Jerry Foster (978-4031) or Vice President Cindy Backes (595-2810). To learn more go to

Rim Country Friends of Ferals meeting

The Rim Country Friends of Ferals will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at the home of Kathy Sullivan, 409 S. Mud Springs Road. Members and friends are encouraged to attend.

RCFF operates the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program throughout the Rim Country. Support RCFF by purchasing beautiful, heartfelt pet condolence cards at Loot, behind the One Stop on S. Beeline Highway and Bonita Street in Payson and at Ponderosa Market in Pine. For questions and information, call Lisa Boyle at (928) 474-1836.

Relay for Life

Rim Relay for Life is sponsoring “Paint the Town Purple” to Stamp out Cancer from March 26 through March 31.

Those interested in forming a team for Relay for Life, please attend a meeting at the Senior Circle activity room, 215 N. Beeline Highway, at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26. You can also register your team and pick up a team captain packet on Saturday, March 31 at the Walmart parking lot or visit for more information.

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.

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.

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 28 there will be a free bus trip to Cliff Castle Casino. All passengers receive a $10 voucher and ticket to the George Hamilton show. Call Nadine to reserve your seat.

On Wednesday, April 4 members will travel to an outdoor Easter Pageant in Mesa. All Aboard America Bus will do the driving and there is no charge. Call to reserve a seat.

Monday morning bowling is 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.

Bridge results

Winners at Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for March 14 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford tied with Diane Bricker and Flo Moeur for first; George Schriner and Phon Sutton, second; Myrtle Warter and Sherry Proctor, third.

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

Men’s Senior Softball

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


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