Check out what is happening at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway:
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Practice and dance to the music of Don & Candy starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 30.
Ladies Night Out, 4 p.m. to closing, Wednesday, July 31; 50 cents off drinks for ladies and 25 cents off drinks for men; Build Your Own Hamburger starting at 5:30 p.m.; music with Larry Smith from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
Rim Country 4 Wheelers
Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-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 www.rimcountry4wheelers.com or call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.
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.
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 Restaurant.
To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.
TOPS 373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets every Thursday morning the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.
In order to accommodate another group using the same facility, our weigh-in is from at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m.
TOPS is a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.
Course in Miracles & Meditation
Every Thursday night, a silent meditation session is held at 6 p.m.; from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is a class and group discussion at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. Donations accepted, Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Wes Ruth (928) 533-1424.
Sheriff is guest speaker
The Payson Tea Party will host Sheriff Adam Shepherd at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.
All are welcome to come hear Shepherd talk about the changes and challenges he has experienced since he was elected Gila County Sheriff last November.
Check out www.paysonteaparty.org for information about the organization.
High Country Garden Club meets Aug. 1
The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita St.
The program will be by club member Donna Stull, who will talk about uses of herbs in cooking. She will also demonstrate ideas for making gifts from the kitchen using herbs.
All those interested in gardening and plants are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, call Joanne at (928) 970-1451.
No computer group meeting in August
The Payson Area Computer Association will not meet during the month of August. Activity resumes with the regular first Friday of the month meeting on Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the community meeting room of the Payson Public Library.
The mid-monthly Fix-It Meeting will also not be held during August.
PACA was organized in 1994 for the purpose of uniting Payson area computer enthusiasts to assist and educate its members about personal computers, software products and the Internet. All members and guests are invited to the Sept. 6 meeting for an interesting and informative club meeting.
For more information, email Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club’s Web site.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for July 24 were: Sue and Larry Hoecker, N/S, George Aucott and Jack Parks, E/W, first; Dot and Ed Koshinski, N/S, Betsy English and Joan Young, E/W, second; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, N/S, Alice Bond and Sandy Finn, E/W, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
St. Philip adult education programs
Adult education programs are being offered at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.
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) starts Tuesday, Sept. 10. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the parish hall conference room and ends with the Easter Vigil Mass, April 19, 2014.
There is a change in the schedule for the Alienated Catholics Anonymous program. Please call (928) 474-1269 and speak with 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.
Volunteers are needed at the Time Out Thrift Shop and Shelter. Come meet new people, in a fun working environment; enjoy snacks; attend volunteer parties.
Volunteers must be drug and alcohol free. There are openings for all shifts. If you can give two to four hours, we need you. Phone (928) 474-3989 or stop by the shop across from Wendy’s and ask for Charlotte or contact Edna Welsheimer, volunteer and marketing support specialist, at (928) 472-8007 for more information.
Shop hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is open 24 hours. All proceeds from Time Out Thrift Shop directly benefit domestic violence victims.
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.
Call MHA at (928) 472-2588 or stop by the office at 308 E. Aero Drive in Payson for additional details and an application.
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.