Rim Country Celts
The Rim Country Celts January meeting is at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at Alice Natales’ home.
Members are having a potluck meal and will be provide the turkey and ham, potato salad, a green tossed salad and a fresh cranberry salad. Everyone else is asked to provide a large dish to share.
We will need to carpool as there is very limited parking. Call Lloyd and Nancy Gibson at (575) 649-5015 for more information.
Unity of Payson
Members of Unity of Payson will host the Rev. Aliza Bloom talking about her first published book, “Be A BOA – Not A Constrictor” at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 13. The book is a whimsical fable about releasing limitations and discovering your BOA - Bold, Outrageous, Authentic - self.
Services are at Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, go online to www.UnityofPayson .org or call (928) 478-8515.
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). Another meeting is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in the Swiss Village.
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.
Photographers to meet
The Rim Country Photography/ Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 with a photo presentation by Nick Berezenko.
A longtime resident of the Rim Country, Berezenko is a frequent contributor to Arizona Highways magazine and its other publications.
The meeting is open to all those interested in photography. The club meets at Rim Country Apartments, 807 W. Longhorn Road. After entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809. The meeting is held in the activity room located in the central courtyard. For more information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.
Rim Country Optimists
Rim Country Optimist Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino starting at 5:30 p.m.
The next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 14 and the speaker will be Camille Levee, executive director of Time Out Inc., a domestic violence emergency and transitional shelter in Payson.
Rim Area Gardeners
Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This month’s meeting is Jan. 14 and will have a program from Roger Kreimeyer of Payson Community Garden.
The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Payson Area Singles
This group has no dues. Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.
For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
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.
Join Greg Rose for free introductory sessions of Qigong at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 and 22 at Payson Healing Arts Center, 616 N. Beeline Highway.
Qigong for Health and Wellness classes begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 with practice at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information, call Rose at (928) 951-4020.
Payson Art League to meet Jan. 15
Payson Art League will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a short, business meeting.
After the business meeting, Rock and Cody Newcomb will conduct an informative question and answer presentation to examine the “What, Why, When, How, Who and Where” aspects of the ink jet method of creating “giclee” (zhee’klay) prints. This presentation will be of considerable interest to anyone who has entertained the idea of reproducing images for the art market, but has been reluctant to do so. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
A Course in Miracles Study Group
A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation.
For details, call (928) 478-6928.
Senior Circle schedule of events
Coming up at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle:
• Wednesday, Jan. 16 — The member lunch features stuffed pork loin; the cost is $4 per person. Please call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat. The lunch service starts at 11:30 a.m.
• A trip is being planned for early February to BransonFest Out West, Feb. 4–7. This is a Branson Country Music Festival and more in Mesquite, Nev. Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 for all the details.
Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway.
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.
Democratic Club to meet Jan. 16
The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson.
The main item of business will be the nomination and election of officers for 2013-2014. Bob Hershberger is the chairman of the nomination/ election committee and can be reached at (928) 472-3036, (928) 970-9280 or bobanddeehershberger @centurylink.net.
Only paid-up members may nominate or vote, but the annual dues are only $5 per member and can be received and documented at this meeting.
Everyone is invited. For more information, call President Jerry Foster at (928) 978-4031 or go online to www.gilacountydems.org.
Rim Country Garrett Retirees to meet Jan. 17
Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Jan. 17 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell Retirees are welcome. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Jan. 8 were: Pat Murray, first; Flo Moeur, second; and Wanda Sitz, 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.