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 these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.
Unity of Payson
Unity of Payson meets at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 26 at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors Office, 600 E. Highway 260. The service will be lead by Michelle Abraham, who will discuss “Knowing Your Truth.”
In Unity, one of the core principles is “we create our life experiences through our way of thinking.” The best way to live this principle is to be mindful of our thoughts and our actions. Join the Unity of Payson congregation as it gets back to the basics of being fully present to the Spirit within all.
For more information, see the Web site: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness
Wesley Ruth will speak on a topic to be announced at the 11:15 a.m. service Sunday, May 26.
He is a facilitator to a unique and inspiring service on the last Sunday of each month. 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 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.
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.
Payson Area Singles
This group has no dues. Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Journigan House on Historic Main St., Payson, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.
For more information, call Nadine 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.
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 Corvettes
Rim Country Corvettes is a local group of Corvette owners who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests. There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details. Anyone interested in joining this group can e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, email@example.com. Send your name, address, phone, year of Corvette and e-mail address.
Organ music Tuesdays
A night of Christian and theatre organ music, performed by Marc Epstein, is offered every Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness at 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. A love offering is encouraged.
For more information, telephone (928) 468-3250.
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.
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 0373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter has changed its meeting place from Shiloh Christian Fellowship to the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The group still meets every Thursday morning.
The weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 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.
Payson Tea Party meets Thursday nights
The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.
Canasta Saving Graces Card Group
We are looking for a few more ladies who enjoy laughter, fun and new friendships. This Red Hat Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant.
There is a break for lunch around noon and play resumes after lunch. You do not need to know how to play. Our members will be happy to teach you. All are welcome! Please contact The Saving Graces at (928) 468-8585 and ask for Ann-Marie or kindly leave a message if no answer.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for May 21 were Rowena Cole, first; Carol Blann, second; Frances Schwartz, 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.
Alanon meetings are held in Payson at 6 p.m. Mondays at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St.; in Star Valley at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southern Baptist Church, E. Highway 260, Star Valley. Contact Kali for information at (503) 354-4402.
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.
Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building).
For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.
Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway.
The group uses a faith-based discipleship program called One Step to Freedom. The purpose is more than to merely free dependent persons from their dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, including overeating or gambling; it is also designed to bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done by breaking down the strongholds that have kept members chained to an unproductive and destructive lifestyle. Childcare is provided.
Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.