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).

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

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

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.

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.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions. On the calendar:

• 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

Senior Circle news

The Senior Circle will host a member lunch at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17. Lunch includes bingo and a 50/50 drawing.

A Lunch and Learn program on Medicare Enrollment is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Tom Russell will explain the ins and outs of Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage and Part D Rx. Participants will learn key questions to ask in order to better understand the fine print, save money and choose the best plan for you. There are two educational (no sales) sessions scheduled, the first is at 10:30 a.m. and the second is at 2 p.m. Snacks will be served at both.

October is open enrollment for Tonto Apache Gym memberships.  Senior Circle members can save half off the price of membership.  

The Senior Circle is now taking reservations for a Dec. 5 trip to Barleens Arizona Opry. The cost includes round-trip transportation from Payson, show tickets, lunch and all gratuities and taxes.

Garrett Retirees

Rim County Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served from the menu at noon. Honeywell retirees are welcome and also friends. For further information, please call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Lost Loves

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.

Sons of the American Revolution

Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Tim Ehrhardt, a local historian, will present a program on interesting aspects of Payson history.

The SAR organization is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. Individuals with an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-83 are invited to join and learn more about this worthwhile organization.

For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Sponsored by the Payson Lion’s Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness.

For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132. 

First Assembly evangelistic services

The community is invited to attend special services at Payson First Assembly of God, 1100 W. Lake Drive, for three nights Sunday, Oct. 21 through Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. each night. Evangelist and Youth Pastor Jacob Jester from Independence, Mo. will be the guest speaker. Childcare for children 3 and under will be available.

MOAA meeting

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in the small private dining room. The guest speaker will be Tommie Cline Martin, Gila County Supervisor for District 1, who will talk about current projects and future priorities. Members and all military officers and family are invited.

For more information, call Joe Pickens at (928) 472-2309.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 10 were Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S and George Aucott and Steve Fox, E/W, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S and Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, E/W, second; Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, N/W and Burnett Macnamara and Bob Johnson, E/W, third.

For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (9280 474-0287.

Church pianist needed

The Payson United Methodist Church needs a pianist for its two Sunday morning services. The position requires a variable time commitment. Call Nancy Landino at (928) 468-0026 for more information.


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