Payson Area Singles
This group welcomes all single adults.
Members meet at 7 p.m. every Sunday for dinner at The Buffalo Bar & Grill and dancing to Junction 87. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule:
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, carpool to Pine for 11:30 lunch at The Early Bird, shopping at Senior Thrift Store and Pine Fiddlers Jam Session at 1 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. private showing of “Hope Springs” at Sawmill Theatres.
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. private showing of the Clint Eastwood movie, “Trouble With The Curve” at Sawmill Theatres. Meet inside by the snack bar. $6 ticket includes popcorn and a soda.
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, free shuttle bus to Super Senior Day at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. 9 a.m. pick-up in Pine, 9:30 a.m. in Payson. Complimentary $10 in the machines, plus music program. Call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 for bus reservations and other information.
Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.
For information, visit the lodge Web site www.paysonmason.org or call 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.
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 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.
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.
Rim Country 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
Democrats to meet
The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Democratic Headquarters, 1101 S. Beeline Highway.
The guest speakers will be Angela LeFevre, candidate for Legislative District 6 House of Representatives and Tom Chabin, candidate for Legislative District 6 Senator.
Other candidates may also attend since only one more meeting will be held before the General Election. Campaign plans will be discussed.
There will also be reports from officers and leaders of the Rim Country Democratic Women’s Club and Gila County Democrats.
There is still a need for volunteers at headquarters for phone calls and visitors.
Membership annual dues for calendar year 2012 are only $5 and can be paid at this meeting. Membership is required to vote on club business.
Everyone is invited to hear the speakers. For more information, call president Jerry Foster (928) 978-4031 or go online to www.gilacounty dems.org.
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 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.
Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Sept. 20 at Rumsey Park for the annual potluck luncheon. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Remember to bring a favorite dish to share and a table service and beverage.
Honeywell retirees are welcome. Bring a friend and show them what good cooks are in the club. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.
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.
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.
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.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 12 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, first; Burnett Macnamara and Phon Sutton, second; Steve and Judy Fox, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 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.
Tai Chi and Qigong
Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.
The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.
Masons gun raffle
The Masons’ 2012 fund-raiser is a Big 3 Gun Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and are not tax deductible. However, only 500 tickets will be sold.
The firearms to be raffled are a Remington 1911 .45 Caliber Pistol, Henry Big Boy 44 Mag Rifle and a CZ-USA Mallard 12 Gauge over/ under shotgun that was winner of Outdoor Life’s 2004 Best Rifle/ Shotgun.
The holder of the first winning ticket gets choice of one of three weapons available; second winning ticket get choice of one of two remaining weapons; third winning ticket gets remaining weapon.
To purchase tickets, contact Tom Jones, Secretary (928) 474-1305 or on his cell # (818) 314-9950. Rules for the raffle are on the Mason’s Web site www.paysonmason.org/ Big3Raffle Rules.html.