Moose Lodge events
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.
The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.
Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.
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 Lodge #70 F. & A.M., 200 E. Rancho Road, meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.
The Lodge Stated meeting is the second Tuesday of the month, preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m., with program and Masonic information. For details, contact Secretary Tom Jones, (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
The Masons’ 2012 Fundraiser is Big 3 Gun Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and are not tax deductible. However, only 500 tickets will be sold.
The firearms to be raffled are a Remington 1911 .45 Caliber Pistol, Henry Big Boy 44 Mag Rifle and a CZ-USA Mallard 12 Gauge over/under shotgun that was winner of Outdoor Life’s 2004 Best Rifle/Shotgun.
The holder of the first winning ticket gets choice of one of three weapons available; second winning ticket get choice of one of two remaining weapons; third winning ticket gets remaining weapon.
To purchase a ticket contact Jason at Twin Pines Barber Shop or any Payson Mason. Rules for the raffle are on the Mason’s Web site www.paysonmason.org/Big3RaffleRules.html
The drawing will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Payson Lodge #70 F. & A. M. 200 E. Rancho Rd., Payson.
NARFE steak fry
Members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Mogollon Chapter 1235, are having their annual steak fry at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 23 at Rumsey Park Ramada 4. The charge is $6.
Not a member? Your lunch is compliments of Chapter 1235 if you sign up for membership at the steak fry.
Membership is open to civilians in any agency of the federal government including retirees, active federal employees, spouses, and former spouses of active and retired and former federal employees, eligible for deferred annuity, and survivors of those eligible to join NARFE.
For more information about membership, contact Dale Ashby at (928) 478-4678.
Coffee, ice tea, water and lemonade will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and remember to bring your own place setting. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles and other games.
Also remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Payson food bank. For more information about the picnic, contact Dale at (928) 468-6227.
Overeaters Anonymous has new meeting
Overeaters Anonymous announces a new summer meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in Payson. For more information call Alice, (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.
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.
Living Scripture study
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 1000 N. Easy Street, will host a series of six Wednesday evening discussions of the Holy Bible in historic and modern times. All interested members of the Payson community are invited to join the discussion and chance to learn and share in a perfection free zone. The first session is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 in the parish hall. A phone call to (928) 474-3814 is suggested to assure that there will be enough materials for everyone. Refreshments will be available.
The Zane Grey Kiwanis and its Young Professionals group invite anyone interested in learning more about the organizations, which are dedicated to helping Rim Country children, to attend one of the meetings.
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.
P/S Arts & Crafts Guild
Come join the summer fun. The Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild invites area residents to become members. The next meeting is at 9 a.m., Friday, May 25 in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Hwy. 87, Pine. Members will be getting everything ready for the Memorial Day Weekend Festival, which takes place Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
The Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the appreciation of fine arts and crafts and providing a venue for artists and crafters to show and sell their handcrafted work. The proceeds from its three festivals each year are donated to other organizations helping the Pine and Strawberry communities. For more information call Ruth at (928) 476-2588 or Gail at (928) 978-0469.
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, May 26 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. All interested fishermen and women are invited to attend.
Payson Area Singles
This group has no dues. Upcoming activities include:
There will be a private showing of the new Men in Black movie at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26 for members of the Payson Area Singles. Meet inside by the snack bar. The $6 ticket includes popcorn and a soda.
The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.
A trip to a Diamondbacks game is planned for Wednesday, June 20. For details contact Fred at (928) 474-3413.
All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, or to suggest an activity please call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness has services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 107 W. Wade Lane. Lew Levenson will be the speaker May 27. There also will be a member’s meeting.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for May 16 were Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, first; Jerri Koch and Sue Chester, second; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Beyond Limits Disability Ministry
The annual picnic for Beyond Limits will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 in the ramada at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided, free of charge. Participants should bring a salad, fruit or beans to share. Families, caregivers and service providers are always welcome to join us.
Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, all donations are fully tax deductible. For further information, call (928) 468-8434.