Clubs And Organizations


Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers now meet at 8 a.m. daily for hour-long walks on pavement from various locations around town. Meeting sites coming up are:

June 15, west end of Longhorn

June 16, Library

June 17, Home Depot

June 18, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 19, Walgreens (Del Taco side)

June 20, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 21, Senior Circle

Sons of the American Revolution meet

The Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260.

Andy McKinney, a local writer, will give a talk on patriot Thomas Paine.

Payson Area Singles

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at The Journigan House on Old Main in Payson, to visit and plan future activities.

Planned events include:

• A fish fry at 4 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Journigan House.

• A private showing of “Man of Steel” at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at Sawmill Theatres. The $7 ticket includes popcorn and soda; meet in the lobby at 9:45 to get tickets.

• A potluck Birthday Picnic Thursday, June 20 at Willow Springs Lake (members will carpool).

For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please call Gene at (928) 476-4659.

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.

Archaeological Society

The Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter will host Joe and Janice Day from Hopi Second Mesa at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at The Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy Street, Payson.

The Days will present: “Pahaana: Stranger in a Strange Land.” Joe grew up in Kansas, worked as a missionary to the Navajos in Utah for a time and came to Flagstaff to run the city’s Head Start program.

He was invited to a Hopi Kachina dance, a sacred religious ceremony, and kept coming back on weekends, and that’s how he met Janice.

Jonathan, his son, started spending his summers on the Hopi reservation, fascinated by the culture.  Jonathan Day wrote “Traditional Hopi Kachinas: a New Generation of Carvers” in which he profiled nearly 20 Hopi artists. Joe and Janice Day will bring products from their Tsakurshovi Trading Post.

The society does not have meetings in July and August, but will resume with regular meetings Saturday, Sept. 21 with guest speaker Todd Bostwick, retired director of Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, who will speak about his travels to Crete, in search of the Minotaur. He will highlight the ancient city of Knossos.

A “Potluck in the Pines” will highlight the evening of Sept. 21 in Pine.


Lynnette Brouwer

Unity of Payson

Unity of Payson’s Sunday service, June 16 will be lead by Dr. Lynnette Brouwer with her talk titled, “Are your Affairs in Divine Order?”

This Sunday is also Unity of Payson’s Potluck Sunday. Please join us after the service for some delightful refreshments and fellowship. Feel free to bring a favorite dish to share. Sunday services are 10 a.m. at the offices of the Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Musician, artist and life explorer Marc Epstein will speak on a topic to be announced on Sunday, June 16.

PCSA is a spiritually-based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Services are at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 978-9100 or (928) 478-6935 for more information.

Marguerite Noble and Rim Country pioneer life

Rim Country pioneer stories and the life of Marguerite Noble (1910-2007) will be featured at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 17, in the Payson Public Library meeting room. This free and open to the public event is hosted by the Library Friends of Payson. Speaker Lita Nicholson will present a video program produced by the Northern Gila Country Historical Society that includes pioneer tales told in the voice of Marguerite Noble. Local historic photographs are embedded in the program as well.

Please plan to the Library Friends of Payson at 10 a.m., Monday, June 17 to enjoy light refreshments and learn about current and upcoming library events. The Marguerite Noble presentation will immediately follow. For further information, please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.

Overeaters Anonymous

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). 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.

Payson Flying Club

The Payson Flying Club meets at 6 p.m., Monday, June 17 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Contact Bob Giarraputo for more details at (928) 474-9482.

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, June 17 at the Rim Country Literacy facility, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, just behind the Knotty Pine Cafe.

Join the award- winning local chapter as it plans upcoming events to support human rights locally and globally. To find out more, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

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.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet June 20

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, June 20 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome.

For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club June 11 were: Jerri Koch, first; Alice Bond, 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 Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.


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