Payson area Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
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).
AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. Both types of meetings are for people who have a desire to stop drinking. For further information, call the AA 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit www.paysonaa.com.
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.
For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.
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.
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.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
The “Life Changing - Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives.
Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.
For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.
The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will be holding its October meeting and program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.
Following the business portion of the meeting, Sue Owen will be speaking about breakthroughs in her family research.
All are welcome at the group’s library to do genealogy research.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 26 were: Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, and Flo Moeur and Joan Young, E/W, first; Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, N/S, and George Aucott and Jack Parks, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Mary Kastner and Harry Young tied with Ruth Aucott and Jim Jasper, E/W, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Lost Loves support group meets Thursday
Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.
Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.
Hear about Windows 8
With Windows 8 scheduled to be released later this month, Ray Baxter, vice president of the Payson Area Computer Association, will be showcasing this latest Windows operating system and discussing its pros and cons at the upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.
Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast
It’s time for another great “Breakfast for a Buck” at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The breakfast is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.
Keith Talley and his crew will be fixing a yummy meal for just $1, and guests eat free. Ron Mikeworth will be sharing a message entitled “My Life and Times.”
American Legion Riders to meet Saturday
The Payson American Legion Riders next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 6 at Tiny’s Restaurant.
Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
The limited edition 2012 T-shirts are to be donated to worthy contributors as thanks for their generous support of the group’s 2012 fund-raising efforts. Interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Post 69 at (928) 474-6969.
Meditation book group forming Oct. 8
A new meditation book group is forming on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Payson Public Library meeting room. Class meetings will generally be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the second and fourth Mondays of each month until participants have covered the book, “True Meditation” (available through Amazon.com for approximately $15, this price includes a CD).
The group’s time together will include practical, guided meditation while sitting comfortably in chairs. Participants will also share about how to incorporate the suggestions in the book, in a realistic way, into everyday lives.
The facilitator is a retired teacher with 35 years meditation practice, who has held countless book groups since the 1990s. There is no charge to attend.
Call (928) 478-6803 to express interest or for more information.
Rim Area Gardeners
Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This Monday, Oct. 8 a local chef will be providing tips on using your pumpkins for more than Halloween decorations. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Payson Area Singles schedule for October
This group welcomes all single adults.
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: every Sunday meet at 7 p.m. for dinner at The Buffalo Bar and dance to Junction 87; 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 3rd Annual Pot Luck and Chili Cook-Off; Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween Fun evening.
For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.