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.
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 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church on E. Hwy. 260 and every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall and For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.
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
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.
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 19 were: first, Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, Bob Johnson and Jim Jasper, E/W; second Sue and Larry Hoecker, N/S, Joan and Harry Young, E/W; third, Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton tied with Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/W, Flo Moeur and Mary Kastner, E/W.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
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.
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.
P/S Arts & Crafts Guild
The Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild invites Rim residents to attend its next meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87, Pine.
The guild is a non-profit corporation. The proceeds from its three festivals each year are donated to other organizations helping the Pine/Strawberry community.
For more information, call Ruth at (928) 476-2588 or Gail at (928) 978-0469 or visit the Web site at www.pinestrawberryartscrafts.com.
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Sept. 29 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the general meeting starts at 9 a.m. The speaker this month will be Julie Carter, the Native Fish Specialist with the Arizona Department of Game and Fish.
Everyone who enjoys fishing and the outdoors is welcome to attend this informative and educational meeting.
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.
Payson Elks Lodge schedule of events
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.
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.
Buy tickets now for 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/Big3 Raffle Rules.html.
The drawing will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Masonic Hall on Rancho Road, Payson.
Rim Country Celts host third Ceilidh in October
Rim Country Celts will present their third Ceilidh from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.
Admission is $5, and dinner will be a choice of two stews, soda bread, scone and a drink (water, iced tea, lemonade and coffee) all for $7. Five hours of great Irish/ Scottish music and food for the paltry sum of $12.
Entertainment includes a great Celtic band from the Valley called “The Strand,” local bands “A Fine Fettle,” Jim West and Kathleen Kelley, and “Trouble In Paradise.” Members of the Maschino School of Dance will perform for your enjoyment.
For additional information, please call Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649 5015.
Anyone interested in forming an equestrian mounted drill team is invited to get in touch with Kathy at (928) 474-4469 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and anytime Friday through Sunday.