Clubs And Organizations


Sons of the American Revolution

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

The SAR organization is the leading male linage 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 -88 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.

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

Archaeological society hosts author Saturday

Members of the Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20 at the Church of the Holy Nativity, at the corner of Bradley and Easy Streets (take Rancho Road just past Payson Elementary School).

The guest speaker will be author Michael Anderson. His topic is Some Grand Canyon Pioneer History. He is retired from the National Park Service and lives in Strawberry.

Elks Bunco and more

The Payson Elks will have a Bunco day Saturday, April 20 at the lodge. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. All are welcome.

The fee includes lunch: submarine sandwich with choice of green or potato salad and iced tea; soft drinks will be available for purchase.

No experience with the game is necessary .

Call Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 or (928) 978-1857 for more information.

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 Wednesday is Ladies Night and Karaoke from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday there is Karaoke from 6 p.m. to 9 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.

The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.


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Jennifer Baltz

Guest Speaker

Jennifer Baltz will speak Sunday, April 21 at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness. PCSA is a non-denominational, spiritually-based community where all are respected and welcome. Services start at 11:15 a.m. at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 978-9100 for more information.

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Richard Rogers will lead Unity of Payson Sunday service at 10 a.m. April 21. His talk is, Living the Impossible, which will explore three elements to living the impossible in life.

Services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends meet on the fourth Monday of the month.  The next meeting is at 10 a.m., Monday, April 22 in the Library Activity Room located just behind the Cultural Hall in Pine. Find out about the upcoming book sale, which you absolutely won’t want to miss.

Overeaters Anonymous

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).

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.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

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.

Payson Area Singles

The “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” will meet at The Journigan House, 202 W. Main St., at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 (not Tiny’s Family Restaurant).

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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, April 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

The guest this month will be from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office with a presentation on scams and identity theft. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Also remember any new member receives a free meal. Please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Payson Food Bank.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.


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.

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.

Healthy eating class

“The Joys of Healthy Eating” is a hands-on, fun food prep class which meets at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2 behind the stairs, Payson. We will use existing recipes from raw and vegan cookbooks, and will create our own unique recipes as well.

Come join the fun and get healthy in the process! Donations are appreciated to help pay for food and utilities. For more information, call (928) 951-4481.


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 #373

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.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

The Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to the monthly meetings.  Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lamplighter RV Park Community Center in Star Valley. The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25.

In addition to the meetings, members meet each Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at a designated location for a run. Normally members anywhere from four to a dozen or more participate and the destination is usually determined at that time. Runs also occur once a month on a Saturday and the destination is usually predetermined at the prior month’s meeting.

For more information, visit the Web site If you prefer, call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

Republicans host chair Latino Value Super Pac

The Rim Country Republican Club meets Monday, April 29 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Luis Acle will speak. His topic will be Understanding the Latino Voters in Arizona and Designing Effective Strategies to Increase Republican Support.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Journey from mourning to joy: Grief Share

If you’ve lost someone close to you, or you know someone who has, please call us to find out more information about our weekly GriefShare seminar/support group.

Call today for more information, (928) 476-3552, First Baptist Church of Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87, Pine, AZ 85544 or go online to

Donations for Genealogy Society yard sale sought

Donations are being accepted by the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society for its annual yard sale. Donations can be dropped off at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita, Payson, during regular library days and hours. The Genealogy Library is open Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline for all yard sale donations is noon, Thursday, May 2. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

To learn about meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Rim Country, call (928) 474-3620 around the clock any day.

Vegetarian Co-op

The Rim Country Vegetarian cooperative 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 grow vegetables in the cooperative gardens. The group is now forming. Call Ron Sampson at (928) 970-0229 for details.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for April 16: Kay Hutchinson, first; Rosie Tharp, second; Eleanor Love, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Call Rosie Tharp at (928) 474-7005 for reservations and information.


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