Clubs And Organizations


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.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

A Course in Miracles

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. Call (928) 478-6928.

Senior Circle

The Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, has scheduled the following events.


Peter Zonakis

• Nov. 28 — 11:30 a.m., Lunch and Learn with Dr. Peter Zonakis, who will talk about the course of history that has been affected by ear, nose and throat diseases. Call (928) 472-9290 for reservations.  

• Dec. 5 — The Lunch and Learn on liver disease has been postponed until Jan. 9.

• Dec. 8 — Bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant at 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. This month, the guest speaker is Thomas Viviano, program coordinator for the American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the Payson Food Bank.

For more information, please call Dale at (928) 468-6227.


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.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues. Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.

On the calendar: Wednesday Nov. 28 — 2 p.m., at the Old Strawberry School House on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry, Duke Wilbanks will speak on Pioneer Days in Rim Country, followed by warm Dutch Oven cobbler. A head count is needed, so call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 if you are coming and for information about the group.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Nov. 20 were: Mary Kemp, first; Betty da Costa, second; Kay Hutchinson, 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 Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 21 were: Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy, first; Steve and Judy Fox, second; Harry and Joan Young, third.

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

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.


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.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) 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.

Breakfast for a Buck

Ponderosa Bible Church’s Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. First, the great news: Keith Talley is back safely from hunting to prepare a breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice, all for just $1.

More great news: Bob Kepler has a special message entitled, “Lean not on your own understanding.”

Payson’s Ponderosa Bible Church is at 1800 N. Beeline. Bring friends so they can also enjoy this time of good food and fellowship.

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders’ next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 1 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m.; with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m.

Major topics to be discussed include the appointment of a Communications Officer; planning for the 2013 visit to Arizona by the UK Wounded Warrior Riders.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call Tonto Rim Post at (928) 474-6969.

Write for Rights

December is Human Rights Awareness Month. Join local Amnesty International human rights activists as they prepare for the world’s largest letter-writing event — the International Write a Thon, on Dec. 8.

Help shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world.

For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

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


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 at every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall and at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church on East Highway 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.


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.

ACA meeting

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. The purpose is more than to merely 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. This is done 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.


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