Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Check out what is happening at B.P.O.E. 2154 — the Payson Elks, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Daily lunches served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

4 p.m. to closing, Wednesday, July 17: Ladies night out with 50 cents off drinks and 25 cents off for men; 5:30 p.m., potluck dinner; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., karaoke with Larry Smith.

Friday, July 19: Order off menu from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Plan B Band, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 20: Bunco and lunch, 11 a.m., $15 per person; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., happy hour.

Sunday, July 21: Dine from noon to 5 p.m.; 1 p.m., bingo; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., happy hour; 4:30 p.m., pool tournament.


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.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

Payson Walkers

All hikes are scheduled for 8 a.m. daily and are an hour long on pavement. Please park away from the most used areas of any parking lot so as to not block businesses and/or clients. Meeting sites are:

July 17, Walgreens; July 18, Payson Event Center; July 19, Senior Circle; July 20, Payson Elementary; July 21, Payson Public Library; July 22, Elks Lodge; July 23, Green Valley Park; July 24, Sawmill Crossing.

Payson Art League

The next Payson Art League program will consist of a round table discussion and demonstration of how to prepare painting surfaces, such as canvas, and how to use other supports like clay board for use in drawings, pastels, scratchboard, acrylics and oils. There will also be a discussion of how to seal finished works such as mixing and varied methods of application.

Rock Newcomb will lead the discussion. Newcomb is a local, well-known, award-winning artist who works primarily in acrylic.

Newcomb encourages everyone to come to the round table discussion with painting supports and art materials to work with and use for show and tell. Be sure to have your questions and suggestions ready, and pen and paper to keep up with all the ideas you may want to use later.

The public is invited to join Art League members at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 16 at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn. Light refreshments will be served.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in four-wheeling to join them at 8 a.m. each Wednesday in the parking lot at the east end of Bashas’ by Jiffy Lube. Normally anywhere from four to a dozen or more members 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, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

Pine Library helps children love books

The Pine Library holds pre-school story time for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years Wednesdays from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the library. Age-appropriate activities are offered for social interaction with other children. For details, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.

Payson Area Stroke Survivors to meet

A support group for stroke survivors and/or caregivers meets from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17 at the Mogollon Health Alliance activity room, next to the Almost New Shop on East Aero Drive. For information, call Cyndi at (928) 970-0320.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the 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. For additional details, contact Shirley at (602) 697-4870.

Mayor to speak

Payson Mayor Kenny Evans will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17 at the meeting of the Democratic Club of Northern Gila County. The meeting is at the community room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. The business part of the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Refreshments will be served. For information, please call Noble at (928) 951-6541.

Garrett Retirees

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, July 18 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon.

Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome. For more information, call Merie at (928) 474-6011.

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.

Ponderosa Piecers Guild issues open invitation

Quilters of all skill levels are invited to join the Ponderosa Piecers Guild at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, July 20 at the American Legion Hall, 709 E. Highway 260, for the monthly meeting and an open sew.  Youngsters 10 and older, when accompanied by an adult and wanting to learn to quilt, are welcome.

JULIETs to meet

JULIETs — Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together — meets for lunch and conversation at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport. It is just for fun, no book to read, no dish to make. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. This month the meeting date is July 23. For additional information, please call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for July 9 were: Peggy Freeman, first; Rowena Cole, second; Mary Spenser, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for July 10 were: Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S and Dot and Ed Koshinski, E/W, first; Sue and Larry Hoecker, N/S and George Aucott and Jack Parks, E/W, second; Sue Chester and Jerri Koch, N/S and Hallie Jackman and Shirley Schriner, E/W, third.

For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.

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, ienjoy@npg Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.

Artists of the Rim

New artists have joined Artists of the Rim Gallery and popular resident artists have new work on display.

Newer artists at the gallery include Loretta Musgrave, western oils; C.J. Lukacsik, beaded jewelry and Chinese impressionist oils; Joseph Prow with his amazing turned bowls; Jan Hodson showing her landscape oils; and Hal Stewart with his bronze sculptures.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Call (928) 472-1159 for details.


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