Clubs And Organizations


Moose Lodge events

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

The Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.

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

Bereaved parents support group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance and a safe place to talk about our children with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W. Roundup, Suite D.

For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at:

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed? Wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers? Outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and door prizes await you — but most of all FUN!

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at 468-8766 for more information.


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.

Methodists plan group study

There will be a group study at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St. at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. The Faithlinks topic will be drones. Reports about drones indicate concern over their use as weapons and for public surveillance. What are the capabilities of this technology? How can Christians weigh the ethical questions raised by the use of drones? For more information, call (928) 474-0485.

Rimstones Rock Club

Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet on Wednesday, April 10 in the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. Starting time 2:30 p.m. board meeting and 3:30 p.m. for the regular meeting. The guest speaker will be Pat Velasco, who will be bring his obsidian arrow point collection and will talk about some of the sites he has seen in the forest.

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

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.

Episcopal program

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 1000 N. Easy St., will host a series of group discussions, accompanied by DVD presentations, on the subject of Embracing an Adult Faith beginning in the parish hall at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. The public is invited to participate. Light refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, and all singles are welcome.

Members will gather at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11 for Lunch with Alaña at The Journigan House on Old Main Street.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.

To make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Breast Cancer Support Group meets at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 — just past Safeway — the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

There are always light refreshments and a caring and sharing good time. This month’s meeting date is April 11.

Anyone who is a breast cancer survivor (newly diagnosed, pre- or post-op surgery, old-timers) is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 12 at the Church of the Nazarene.

Lynne Brophy will be the hostess and Nancy Bollard and Ann Henley will be co-hostesses. Mike Anderson will present the program on pioneers of the Grand Canyon. 

Visiting P.E.O.s are invited. For further information, please call (928) 978-5414.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The April meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 12 in the Payson Public Library conference room.

Mayor Kenny Evans presents this month’s program. He will be speaking on “Payson’s Dirty Little Secret — How to Clean Up with Dirt.”


Kenny Evans

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for our children. Any woman, 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

DAR volunteers are available to provide guidance and assistance with your first step into the world of genealogy.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Jan Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Renee Durfee (928) 472-4338.

Hellsgate Fireflies Auxiliary

The Hellsgate Fireflies Auxiliary will have a get-together on Saturday morning, April 13, starting at 10 a.m. at the Tonto Village fire station. It will be a meeting of the minds to discuss and brainstorm different ideas for this year’s fund-raisers.

All who are interested in being a part of this energetic group and one of the largest fire department auxiliaries in the county, please join us. Coffee and donuts will be served. Contact Janet Snyder at (928) 478-9935 or Dara Sutton at (928) 478-0052.

Library Friends of Payson

The Library Friends of Payson will present Payson Fire Chief Marty deMasi at the Monday, April 15 meeting. Chief deMasi will speak about the importance of understanding and implementing “firewise” principles to help make your home and property safer from the dangers of a wildland fire. There are currently 10 certified “Firewise Communities” in the Rim Country area.

The Library Friends of Payson meeting, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program. Light refreshments will be served.

The library is located at 328 N. McLane Road. For further information, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.

Payson Flying Club

The Payson Flying Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, April 15 at Tiny’s. Fun spring destinations in the local flying area will be discussed. Visitors invited, always. Call Bob Giarraputo at (731) 220-7858 for more information.

Payson Amnesty International

Amnesty International is one of the oldest and largest grassroots human rights organizations in the world. The Payson Chapter of Amnesty International will hold its regular meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 15 at Rim Country Literacy, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, just behind the Knotty Pine Cafe.

Join the award-winning local chapter as members plan upcoming events to support human rights locally and globally. To find out more, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Art League meeting

The Payson Area Art League meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at Rim Country Health and Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. Socialize and then enjoy the 6:30 p.m. program by Donn Morris, who will talk about the use of the artist’s sketchbook.

The public is invited.

Vegetarian Co-op

The Rim Country Vegetarian Co-op farm and social club is for folks of all ages who come together to share potlucks, education and outings. Members can earn fresh, organic food shares by helping to grow vegetables in the co-operative gardens group now forming. For information, call Ron (Rawchester) Sampson, Payson, (928) 970-0229.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 3 were Judy and Steve Fox, N/S, Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, E/W, first; Stan Pritchard and Phon Sutton, N/S, Burnett Macnamara and Bob Johnson, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, E/W, third.

For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.


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