Clubs And Organizations


Computer group to meet

The Payson Area Computer Association invites all members and guests to its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

February’s presentation is on the Computer Technology Conference to be held April 4, 5 and 6 at the Radisson Hotel at the Ft. McDowell Resort and Casino. Some of the subjects covered will be early technology adoption, current and future technology, what’s available in the marketplace and much more.

The third Tuesday night of each month is the club’s Fix-It meeting, in which members and guests can bring malfunctioning hardware and software for repair help. There is no cost for the first meeting.

For more information, visit the 2013 Monthly Meetings page of the club Web site,

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles group has no dues and all singles are welcome.  

On the calendar:

• Feb. 2, carpool to a Mesa Flea Market and Farmers Market.

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

• Feb. 14, a Valentine activity.

• Feb. 23, carpool to Mesa to attend the Dutton Family music program.

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

Breakfast for a buck

The next monthly Men’s Breakfast for a Buck will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

The guest speaker, Ron Hart, has been a rodeo cowboy and also the senior pastor of Tucson’s First Southern Baptist Church for 32 years. 

The breakfast, prepared by Keith Talley and his team, will include scrambled eggs, ham, toast, a fruit bowl, coffee and orange juice, all for just $1.

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders February meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow.

Topics will include planning the public notice to kick off the seventh annual Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line. The goal is to begin in March to contact all participating businesses and social organizations for their commitment to help in the fund-raising efforts. This year, other local organizations will be invited to attend the event. The level of participation by Payson merchants has grown, so focus has shifted to local sponsorships.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call the American Legion Post at (928) 474-1466.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS’ monthly meeting will be held at the library meeting room at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. The group will host speaker Dr. Sandra Snyder from Payson Pet Care, who will discuss Pet Flu.

Rim Country Optimist Club meets Monday

The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant (casino) at 5:30 p.m., at which time there is often a speaker, followed by dinner. The board meeting follows.

The next meeting, however, will be on the first Monday of the month, Feb. 4, to accommodate speaker Ron Hitchcock, Payson Unified School District Superintendent, who will talk about Payson’s schools in the present and what his vision is for the future.

For further information, call Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264 and/or view the Web site at

Rim Country Classic Auto Club to meet

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Jan. 29 were: Mary Spencer, first; Wanda Sitz, second; Alice Bond, third.

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

Please call Peggy Freeman at (928) 474-4579 for reservations and information.

Unity of Payson

Unity of Payson will host Dr. Lynnette Brouwer at 10 a.m. services, Sunday, Feb. 3. Her topic is “What is Standing Under You” as members of Unity of Payson look at the seventh of Unity’s 12 powers and address Understanding. This power relates to understanding that is grounded in spiritual Truth. It is the faculty that puts feet under prayers and gives spiritual activity something to stand on.

Brouwer has attended Unity churches for nearly 20 years. During that time, she has led book groups, served on a board of directors and is near completion of the Licensed Unity Teacher program. She is a member of the Unity of Payson steering team and leads the Unity Foundations Class, a pathway to membership.

The first Sunday of each month is birthday Sunday and a chance to bring non-perishables in support of the Presbyterian Church food bank.

Services are at Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site or call (928) 478-8515.

High Country Garden Club

The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita St. (behind Denny’s).

The guest speaker will be Debbee McDonald, an award-winning professional florist, who will be speaking on planting and arranging herbs, flowers and perennials in indoor and outdoor containers.

All those interested in gardening and plants are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, please call Bill Roehr at (928) 474-8108.

Senior Circle events for month of February 

Upcoming events at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle include programs on heart health and antibiotics. Make reservations and get more information by calling (928) 472-9290. The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., across from Walmart.

Lunch and Learn - 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13: The Senior Circle will host a panel discussion about heart health; cholesterol; the opening of the new cath lab; a healthy heart diet and exercise. Clinicians Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton, Dr. Toby Paulson, Mary McMullen and Michael Barland will provide invaluable information to promote and maintain heart health in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Lunch and Learn – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27: The Senior Circle will have a program on antibiotics by PRMC Pharmacist Scott Grassel. He will discuss drug use, drug interactions and the proper disposal of medications. 

On the Road with Senior Circle: Make reservations now for the Swing Time Salute trip to Las Vegas, Nev. March 20-22. The trip includes transportation; lodging at Boulder Station; breakfast, dinner buffet; Swing Time USA show and the Swing Street Big Bank Dinner Show. 

Contact Senior Circle for information and prices, (928) 472-9290.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.  This month, the meeting is February 11 and will feature V Jeanne or Rob Ingram discussing the virtue of living and learning from the knowledge and skills of others.  Their talk is titled Pass it on. 

Please plan to attend.  The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane. The evening will include a free dinner, music and an inspirational message.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian ministry for developmentally disabled adults and their care providers. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. For further information, please call mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.


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