Clubs And Organizations


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

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Victoria Healing enjoys sharing her passion for Unity as a guest speaker at Unity Churches around Arizona. She will present “Your Highest Intention - Setting our intention is a powerful tool of our highest selves,” based on Scripture, three questions and seeing God in everything including ourselves at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14.

Unity of Payson meets at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, Payson (across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant). For more information, go online to or call (928) 478-8515.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex). Another meeting is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in the Swiss Village.

There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.


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.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

The journey home consists of care, compassion and understanding. Alienated Catholics Anonymous meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. each Monday in the conference room of St. Philip the Apostle parish hall at 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson. Call (928) 474-1269 for more information.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

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.

Payson Amnesty International

Women and children’s rights are human rights. Amnesty International is the world’s largest and one of the oldest grass roots human rights organizations. Join member of the Payson chapter as they partner with Time Out Shelter during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world. The Payson Chapter will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 at the Rim Country Literacy Center, 1101 S. Beeline Highway (behind the Knotty Pine Cafe). For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities. On the calendar:

• 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 - private showing of “Argo;” meet by the snack bar inside the lobby of Sawmill Theatres.

• Wednesday, Oct. 17 - carpool to Pine for lunch at The Early Bird Café at 11:30 a.m., then attend the Fiddler’s Jam Session at 1 p.m. in the Community Center Cultural Hall.

• Saturday, Oct. 20 - third annual Potluck/Chili Cook-Off at Rumsey Park. Prizes for first, second and third place. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659

Payson Art League

Pat Sessions will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Payson Art League at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. From 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. socialize, enjoy refreshments and Show and Share time, the program will follow. The public is welcome.

Sessions is education coordinator for the Payson Art League and works with art in the local schools. Her presentation will be based on a classroom lesson integrating literature and art. With this activity, other artists will be able to learn about how they could easily adapt this lesson plan to offer an art lesson in their medium to local students.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Oct. 9 were: Betty da Costa, first; Marilyn Blanc, second; Flo Moeur, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Call Pat Murray at (928) 472-7483 for reservations.


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