Moose Lodge events
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.
The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.
The lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.
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.
Payson Elks Lodge
Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.
Every Friday there is karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is bingo at 1 p.m. and a pool tournament at 4:30 p.m. with happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Elks members and guests are welcome at all the lodge events. The Elks lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call (928) 474-2572.
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:
Saturday, June 29, west end of Longhorn
Sunday, June 30, Library
Monday, July 1, Elks Lodge
Tuesday, July 2, Green Valley Parks office
Wednesday, July 3, Walgreens
Thursday, July 4, Gila Community College, north parking lot
Friday, July 5, Senior Circle
Saturday, July 6, Payson Elementary
Sunday, July 7, Payson Public Library
Payson Flycasters Club
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, June 29 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Chris Cantrell, Arizona Game and Fish Department’s fisheries branch chief. He will be presenting updates on the new license implication law recently passed by the Legislature. This law covers all types of sporting license and should be of interest to all sportsmen. All those interested are invited to attend. For further information, contact Gary at (928) 474-4486.
Unity of Payson
The Rev. Shari Franklin will lead the 10 a.m., Sunday, June 30 service at Unity of Payson. Franklin’s topic is, “The Gift of Freedom.”
Freedom is a precious gift. It is also a choice. The 4th of July is a reminder of the opportunity to exercise free will, today and every day.
Franklin graduated and was ordained in 1994 from Unity Institute. She served as prayer team coordinator at Unity Village Chapel and created Unity’s World Day of Prayer.
She has served as minister in Texas, is a guest speaker throughout Arizona, pioneered two ministries in the Phoenix metro area, created and hosted a radio and Internet program for three years. She is an artist and writer, contributing to the book “Sacred Secrets.”
Unity of Payson meets at the office of the Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Suite #14, across from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness
Wesley Ruth will present a talk on Freedom of the Spirit at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, June 30.
PCSA is a spiritually based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Services are at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 978-9100 or (928) 478-6935 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 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 (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., Mondays at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.
Payson Area Singles
The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every week at The Journigan House on Old Main in Payson, to visit and plan future activities.
Every Saturday during the summer the group meets at Green Valley Park for the free concerts. We sit on the grass nearest the church beside the sidewalk. All singles are welcome to come join us. Plans for the 4th of July are in the making.
For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please contact Gene 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.
VFW meet July 2
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.
We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.
Rim Country Classic Auto Club
The Rim Country Classic Auto Club holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson.
For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.
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. If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.
Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.
Card players wanted
The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.
This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.
Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for June 25 were: Kay Hutchinson, first; Rowena Cole, second; Carol Blann, 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 Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.
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.
Rim Country Optimist Club works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.
The meetings start at 5:15 p.m. with dinner which is often followed by a speaker at 6 p.m. and the board meeting at 6:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome.
The next meeting will be Monday, July 8. Our speaker will be Linda Gibson, principal of Payson Center for Success, who will be talking about this charter high school.
Plans are in the works for the Third Annual Fashioneesta event, which will be held Nov. 9, 2013.
For further information, call Joan Young, public relations (928) 472-2264 and/or view the Web site at www.rimcountryoptimist.com.
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.