Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Check out events at the Payson Elks, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

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

Wednesday, July 17: 4 p.m. to closing, 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.

Monday, July 22: Game night, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23: 6 p.m., practice and dance to the music of Don & Candy

Wednesday, July 24: 4 p.m. to closing Ladies Night with drinks 50 cents off for women and 25 cents off for men; 5:30 p.m., build your own hamburger; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., karaoke with Don & Candy

Payson Walkers

All hikes are scheduled for 8 a.m. daily and are an hour long on pavement. Meeting sites are:

July 20, Payson Elementary; July 21, Payson Public Library; July 22, Elks Lodge; July 23, Green Valley Park; July 24, Sawmill Crossing.

Sons of the American Revolution meet

The members of the Rim Country Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 20 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Guest speaker Jim Muhr, a Vietnam veteran, will talk about changes at the Veterans Administration.

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.

Unity of Payson

The congregation of Unity of Payson meets at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 21. The program, “Do You Fairly Sizzle with Zeal?” will be presented by Dr. Lynnette Brouwer.

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 course work to become a Licensed Unity Teacher.  She is a member of the Unity of Payson steering team and leads a foundation class for those interested in becoming members.

Also this Sunday, Unity of Payson members invite guests to stay after the service for the monthly potluck. 

Sunday Services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. 

For more information, go online to: or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Peggy Martin will present the program “Change your Thinking — Change Your Life” at the 11:15 a.m. service, Sunday, July 21 at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness.


Peggy Martin

Martin’s story is one of courage, hope, and the profound belief and experiences that to change our thinking, is to change our world.

For more than 35 years, Martin has practiced the philosophy of Science of Mind — “Change your thinking, Change your life.” She was a student of several Science of Mind teachers, including Joy Barbour, one of the original founders of the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, now celebrating a 20th anniversary.

The Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane #2, welcomes people from all spiritual paths. For further information, please call (928) 978-9100.

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). 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.

NARFE Meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Tuesday, July 23, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

The speaker is Roger Kreimeyer and he will be talking about the Payson Community Garden.

If you are thinking of joining NARFE, join now and receive a free lunch. All retired and active federal employees are invited to join. Please remember to bring nonperishable food items for the Payson Food Bank.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

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.

St. Philip adult education programs

Adult education programs are being offered at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

The first is a book discussion program, Four Sunday Evenings with Pope Francis, which starts Sunday, July 28. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The book costs $16.

Catholic Church History class starts Monday, Sept. 9. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 5. The book costs $20.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) for interested individuals and non-practicing Catholics to study the doctrines, traditions and practices of the faith to decide whether to join or rejoin, respectively, the church starts Tuesday, Sept. 10. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the parish hall conference room. This extended class ends with the Easter Vigil Mass, April 19, 2014.

There is a change in the schedule for the Alienated Catholics Anonymous program, which addresses personal problems that stand in the way of one seeking to return to the Catholic Church. Please call (928) 474-1269 and speak with Mrs. Judy Carroll for a personal appointment.

To register for any of the adult faith formation classes at St. Philip, stop by 511 S. St. Philip St., Payson, or call (928) 474-1269.

MHA Auxiliary volunteers needed

The Pink Ladies and Men in Maroon of the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary have a long-standing tradition of volunteer service.

Shifts last 4 hours and include lunch if you wish.

Consider lending a hand at our Almost New Thrift Store or in La Boutique in the hospital lobby. Payson Regional Medical Center offers a wealth of other volunteer choices including the information desk, surgery waiting, emergency room, out-patient surgery and more.

The MHA office loves volunteers too and there is always room for more artisans and craftspeople with the Arts and Crafts Guild which meets on Mondays to stitch, glue, quilt, bead, knit, crochet, paint, laugh, and share.

MHA Auxiliary members enjoy a monthly meeting with a fine speaker as well as fun tea and holiday parties with delicious food.

Call MHA at (928) 472-2588 or stop by the office at 308 E. Aero Drive in Payson for additional details and an application.


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