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 www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
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.
Payson Pro Rodeo Committee
Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome.
For information, call (928) 472-7294.
Senior Circle events
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 Highway, 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.
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 Band Dinner Show. Contact Senior Circle for information and prices, (928) 472-9290.
Upcoming events at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W Main St. include:
Thursday, Feb 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Valentine’s Day Dance and Lunch with music by Kathleen Kelly and Jim West, dancing and a fabulous meal. Reservations required - call (928) 474-4876.
Wednesday, Feb 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Richard A White, who practices elder law, will present an overview of the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). He will cover eligibility requirements, covered services and how to identify red flags that cause ineligibility. The event is free of charge and a reservation is recommended. Call (602) 697-4870 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.
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.
Rim Country Celts
Rim Country Celts will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Carl and Katy Allison’s home. Everyone is invited. For directions, please call Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649-5015.
There will be a potluck dinner, a short meeting and then Celtic music.
Plans will be finalized to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Journigan House at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The evening will feature music by Cinnamon Twist, a corned beef and cabbage dinner and menu items will be available, along with Green Beer.
Breast Cancer Support
The Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway), Payson.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Lucinda Campbell, Gila County Health Department nurse, will be presenting a program on osteoporosis. She will also answer any and all questions on the services Gila County provides. There will be a light snack served.
Any cancer survivor (newly diagnosed, pre- and post-operation, oldtimers, anyone who has had a breast cancer diagnosis) is welcome. Come join us for support, information and fellowship. For more information, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.
Sons of the American Revolution
Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
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 1774-1788 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.
Meeting the ArchAngels
Guardian Angels are always with us throughout our journey, the ArchAngels come into our lives in times of great changes, stress and distress. They are the beings that stand with us at the crossroads in life, ready to help us, support us, guide us to the choices and paths that will most quickly and gracefully bring us home.
In this Playshop we will explore the Realm of the ArchAngels, how to contact them, call for their aid, receive their comfort and guidance.
If you feel that you are currently in a changing time, an important time, a frightening time, this Playshop is for you. Come experience the healing presence and miracles of these mighty “Companions of God” from 2:22 p.m. to 4:44 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. A suggested donation of $22 is requested, but no one will be turned away.
For more information, contact Wes, (928) 533-1424 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Friends host photographer
The Library Friends of Payson invite everyone to the meeting, Monday, Feb. 18. The featured speaker will be Nick Berezenko, a resident of Pine and contributing photographer to Arizona Highways. His topic will be Treasures of Rim Country and through his photographs he will show unique places in the Rim Country to hike and photograph.
The Library Friends 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. For further information, please call the library at (928) 474-9260. Please note, that the main library will be closed in observation of Presidents’ Day, but the meeting will take place as usual.
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, Feb. 18 at Rim Country Literacy, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, just behind the Knotty Pine Cafe.
Join our 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.
Rim Country Museum issues invitation
The board of directors of the Rim Country Museum is inviting interested residents to join it for a volunteer meeting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 on the second floor of the Rim Country Museum.
There will be updates on museum activities and a tour of all the buildings on museum property in Green Valley Park. Anyone interested in what’s going on at the museum, including what’s new in our gift shop, please come by and check it out.
Refreshments will be provided.
Rim Country Garrett Retirees to meet
Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Feb. 21 for the annual pizza party at the American Legion on Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with pizza being a served at noon. Please call Merie at (928) 474-6011 by Feb. 15 for reservations if you plan to attend. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club results for Feb. 5 were: Diane Baran, first; Mary Spencer, second; Bonnie Sheldon, 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.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 6 were: Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, and George Aucott and Steve Fox, E/W, first; Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy, N/S, and Burnett Macnamara and Bob Johnson, E/W, second; Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, N/S and Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, E/W, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (9280 474-0287.