Clubs And Organizations


Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to or contact 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 Crosswinds Restaurant patio 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.

Senior Circle news

The Lunch and Learn program Wednesday, Nov. 7 will feature Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton speaking about arthritis.

The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call (928) 468-1012.


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.

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.

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.

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


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 #373

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.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P. E. O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at the Church of the Nazarene.  The hostess will be Pat Woodworth and co-hostesses are Evelyn Pickens and Jean Larson. Nick Berenzenco will share his pictures of favorite places in the Rim Country.

Visiting P. E. O.s are welcome.  For further information please call (928) 474-8960.


Buzz Walker

Daughters of the American Revolution

The November meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 in the Payson Public Library conference room. After a short business meeting the program will be presented by Buzz Walker, who will give an update on the Blue Ridge Water Supply.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Jan Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Renee Durfee (928) 472-4338.

Aglow hosts Todd Poer

Aglow International invites men and women of Rim Country to attend its quarterly meeting from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10 being in the Fellowship Hall of Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E Cedar, Payson. Todd Poer of “God is Good Ministries” will be speaking about the miracle power of Jesus Christ and that miracles are still for today.  Light refreshments will be available.  For more information call Bev at (928) 472-6146. 

Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, starting at 5:30 p.m., at which time there is often a speaker at the beginning of the meeting, followed by dinner. The board meeting follows the general meeting and dinner.

The next meeting will be Nov. 12. Alec Bales, community advocate for the displaced and disadvantaged, will be the speaker and will help plan the club’s next project: Christmas Boxes for the displaced and disadvantaged.

The Optimists extend an invitation to other organizations, businesses and individuals, who wish to attend the meeting, donate financially, give basket items, or want to help with the actual work involved. If you wish to attend and eat dinner with us, please call so the restaurant can be prepared to serve more people.

For further information about the club or future events and projects, call Jim Tye, president, (928) 468-2453, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.  This month, Nov. 12, Dave Jones, a Sunflower apiarist will present “The Bzzz About Bees”. Dave sells his honey at the Payson Farmers Market each summer.  Plan to attend.  The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 31 were: Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, first; Larry and Sue Hoecker, second; Ed and Dot Koshinski, third.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Rule 62) at 434 S. Beeline Highway Suite A, Payson; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. (Back to Basics) at St Philips Church, 511 St. Philips Street (Knights of Columbus room, side building); Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Men’s Step House, 107 E. Airline Blvd., Payson; and Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. (Living Sober), 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (rear entrance).

An Alcoholics Anonymous UNITY meeting takes place at 6 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. every second Saturday at 600 E. Highway 260 #14. There is handicap access.

AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit


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.

New support group focses on dysfunction

Do you have alcoholism or dysfunction in your family? Maybe ACA is for you. The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

Open meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments Resident Lounge, Main Entrance, 807 S. Westerly, Payson.

Christ-Centered Recovery

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 discipleship program called One Step to Freedom.

Childcare is provided.

Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.


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