Payson Walkers start their excursions at 9 a.m. daily. The hour-long walks are on pavement. Everyone is welcome, just remember to park away from the most used areas of any parking lot so as to not block businesses/clients, etc.
•March 30, meet at Frontier School
•March 31, meet at library.
See’s Candy for Easter
The Easter Bunny is coming to Payson.
On Good Friday, March 29, members of the local Soroptimist club will be selling See’s Candies at National Bank from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you are running late, Walgreens will be the place for See’s Candies on Saturday, March 30.
Money raised helps support local community projects of the club. For club information, call (928) 978-8866.
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, March 30 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m.
All anglers and campers are welcome to attend.
Payson Area Singles
Members will enjoy a 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30 showing of “The Call” at Sawmill Theatres.
Lincoln Day barbecue
The Cobre Valley Republican Club Lincoln Day Barbecue is at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Gila County Fairgrounds, 900 E. Fairgrounds Rd., Globe.
The cost is $30 per person and $55 for two. For tickets, contact Pam Burrell, (928) 467-2812 or Sally Low, (928) 474-9779.
Cookin’ for Health with soups
The next Cookin’ for Health class is at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Payson Public Library. The topic for the afternoon will be soups.
The line-up of soups scheduled: from Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino, Calif., Zucchini Curry Soup, an easy light summer soup; Succotash Soup with Polenta, a recipe adapted from Chef Robert Kinkead, the original recipe called for salt pork and bacon, but even made with a lighter hand, this is a hearty, nutritious, simple soup; Sweet Potato Soup with Jalapenos and Lime cream; and Vichyssoise, America’s Favorite Cold Soup, created at the old Ritz Carlton in New York by French chef Louis Diat, who took his mother’s leek and potato soup, pureed it, added cream and chives and served it chilled, it’s easy and inexpensive to make and a delightful soup for summer.
There will be a bunco game at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Lamplighter in Star Valley. The cost is $5 per person and prize money is shared at end of evening.
Unity of Payson
Join Dr. Lynnette Brouwer at the next meeting of Unity of Payson. She will lead the Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 31 with her talk, What’s In Your Tomb?
Explore the metaphysical meaning of Easter as an opportunity to die to our former selves, and reawaken to a greater realization of our spirit reality. Celebrate resurrection, roll the stone away and welcome your true life anew.
Cinnamon Twist will be sharing their inspiring and spiritual musical talents with members of Unity of Payson this Sunday.
The meeting is at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, see the Web site: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.
High Country Garden Club
The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita Street.
The guest speaker this month will be Renee Zeising. She is a Master Gardener from Young, Ariz. and will be speaking about Lunar Gardening, also known as gardening according to the phases of the moon.
All those interested in gardening and plants are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and if you have any questions, please contact Joanne Jones at (928) 970-1451.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for March 26 were Flo Moeur, first; Diane Baran, second; Donna Lindstrom, 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 Rosie Tharp at (928) 474-7005 for reservations and information.
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).
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.
Alanon meets at 6 p.m. at St. Philips Church, Payson Mondays; at 1 p.m. at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church Wednesday. Contact Kali (503) 354-4402.
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.
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.
Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps.
Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.
Veterans of Foreign Wars to meet April 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.
Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway.
Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.
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 at noon through the afternoon.
Every Wenesday there is Karaoke from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Karaoke or live music from 6 p.m. to 9 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 these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.