The Payson Elks Lodge - B.P.O.Elks. 2154 - at 1206 N. Beeline Highway, serves lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Other upcoming activities:
Sunday, Dec. 1 – noon to 4 p.m., food served; 1 p.m., Bingo, doors open at noon; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., happy hour; 4:30 p.m., pool tournament.
Unity of Payson
The congregation of Unity of Payson will host the Rev. Shari Franklin at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. Her talk is titled, “The Gift of Life.”
Sunday services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, visit our Web site at www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.
Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness
“The Medicine Man, the Pastor, and the Monk” will be presented by Zuné, a local Realtor, at 11:15 a.m. services Sunday, Dec. 1. A frequent speaker and meditation teacher, Zuné has studied spirituality and meditation for many years.
PCSA is a spiritually based community where seekers of all spiritual paths are respected and welcome. Services are at 107 W. Wade, Suite 2. Please call (928) 978-9100 for more information.
Praise and Worship Service planned
The congregation of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Road, Payson, invites residents and visitors to join it for a contemporary Praise and Worship Service at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1 in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (928) 474-2098.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 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.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
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.
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.
ALANON meetings are at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson, and at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Star Valley Southern Baptist Church, E. Highway 260, Star Valley.
Payson Area Singles
The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every week at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, to visit and plan future activities. Upcoming event include:
• Tuesday and Thursday members attend a Silver Sneakers exercise program together at Club USA at the Sawmill Crossing center.
• The Christmas party will be at Tiny’s Restaurant at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. The group will be having dinner, a visit from Santa, gifts, and more.
For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, 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.
Order of the Eastern Star
The Ponderosa Chapter #64 O.E.S. meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson.
A potluck dinner is held at 5:30 at the second meeting of the month.
In addition to the meetings, the ladies gather at 10 a.m. every Wednesday for a fun game of canasta.
For more information, contact Lois Miller, secretary, at (928) 474-0521.
International Police Association
The International Police Association (I.P.A. Region 61 Northern AZ) meets for breakfast at Mazatzal Casino Restaurant at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. All honorably retired law enforcement and active law enforcement personnel are welcome.
For more information, call Michelle Dyer at (928) 970-0247 or go online to www.ip_usa.org.
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 Nov. 26 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Betty da Costa, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.
Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway. Area residents and guests are welcome.
Please call Shirley Schriner at (928) 472-6029 for reservations and information.