Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

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.

Faith Center West Family Church Payson

Faith Center West Family Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 4, Payson, (in the rear upstairs). Call Pastor Kathy Reiger at (480) 329-1150 for information or questions. Praise and worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

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 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:

Sunday, Sept. 23, meet at Buffalo Bar at 7 p.m. to have dinner, listen to Junction 87 Jam Session, and dance.

Wednesday Sept. 26, Free bus to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. Super Senior Day. Free Music Show in the Dragon Fly Lounge, $10 to gamble with, Bowling, and discount on lunch. Pick up in Pine at 9 a.m. and in Payson at 9:30 a.m. Call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 to reserve your seat.

Bridge results

Tuesday Bridge Club winners for Sept. 18 were: Pat Murray, first; Betty da Costa, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.

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

Please call Pat Murray at (928) 472-7483 for reservations and information.

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.

Unity of Payson

Rev. Judy Hildebrand lived and studied at Unity Village for three years, received a Masters of Divinity and was ordained a Unity Minister. She moved to Arizona 10 years ago to explore life in the desert and fell in love with it. Her hobbies are hiking, fly fishing, camping, gardening, kayaking and reading.

She’ll speak with us on how Spirit has a way of coming into our awareness soft and gentle, almost unnoticeable, like the breath of a sleeping infant. Come explore together the fourth Unity Principle as we play with the sweet “Breath of Spirit.”

Sunday Services are 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Ste. 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant.

For more information, see our website: or call (928) 478-8515.

Flu shots offered at Senior Center Monday

Flu shots by Diversified Solutions will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Bring your Medicare ID card. Shots for non-insured participants will be $32 each.


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 E. Hwy. 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Overeaters Anonymous

Are you a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you give too much time and thought to food? Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone? Do you resent others telling you to “use a little will power” to stop overeating? Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet “on your own” whenever you wish?

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.

Moose Lodge events

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

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

Meditation book group

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 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.

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.


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.


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