Clubs And Organizations, Dec. 20


Archaeological Society to meet Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 21, Ric Alling, former Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter board member, will be giving a presentation on Applied Archaeo-Astronomy — A Southwestern Experience.

Ric will introduce a new technology to research astronomical phenomena in native cultures.

We meet at The Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy St., Payson, on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the Sanctuary. The public is heartily welcome to attend our meetings and learn a little about the Prehistory of the Southwest.

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks, BPOE 2154, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, has scheduled the following:

Lunches served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Fabulous gift wrap, noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Sunday, through Dec. 24.

Friday, Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dinner from menu; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., music with Plan B.

Sunday, Dec. 22, noon to 4 p.m., food served; 1 p.m., bingo (doors open at noon); 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., happy hour; 4:30 p.m., pool tournament.

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.

Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Unity of Payson

Dr. Lynnette Brouwer will present “What Star Guides You?” at the 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 service for Unity of Payson.

According to Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore, the star over Bethlehem represents the possibilities of our own divinity. The Apostle Paul declared: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

Services are at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Suite 14, Payson, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, go online to: or call (928) 478-8515.

Chanting as a form of prayer at PCSA

Scott Coy will share how chanting mantras and sacred verses can raise consciousness and vibration in his talk, “Chanting as a Form of Prayer” at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness (PCSA).

PCSA members meet every Sunday at 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2, Payson. Please call (928) 978-9100 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 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).

Starting in January, the group will meet at a new location: Shepherd of the PInes Lutheren Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.

Meetings will continue to be held Monday at 2 p.m. 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.

Payson Area Singles     

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every week at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, to visit and plan future activities. Upcoming event include:

Tuesday and Thursday members attend a Silver Sneakers exercise program together at Club USA at the Sawmill Crossing center.

For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Rim Country Corvettes

Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details.

Anyone interested in joining this group can contact organizers via e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Dec. 17 were: Helga Lenz, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Mary Kemp, third.

Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 East Tyler Parkway, Payson. Area residents and guests are welcome.

Please call Shirley Schriner at (928) 472-6029 for reservations and information.

Rim Country Coalition

Due to a variety of reasons, the Rim Country Coalition will not meet in December. There will be two meetings in January — 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 9 and 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Both will be at the Payson Senior Center.

Kiwanis brats and hot dogs are back

The Payson Kiwanis Club Foundation is available to cook and sell brats and hot dogs at your function or cater your party.

All proceeds benefit the children of Rim Country.

Please contact Mike Clark at (602) 510-9431 or send an e-mail to for additional information.


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.

Alanon meetings are held in Payson at 6 p.m. Mondays at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St.; in Star Valley at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southern Baptist Church, E. Highway 260, Star Valley. Contact Kali for information at (503) 354-4402.

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.

Christ-Centered Recovery meets Thursdays

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.


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