Habitat needs volunteers for new projects
Payson Area Habitat for Humanity is launching new community projects to help our families and veterans in need. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a family in need? Opportunities are available.
Volunteers are the heart of any community organization and we have multiple opportunities available such as: our ReStore, administrative offices and our Brush With Kindness program. No special skills required, and training is provided for most positions. PAHH provides a family environment and flexible hours to meet any schedule.
Join the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity family and help the community’s families in need. For more information, contact PAHH at (928) 474-0330.
Members of the Payson Walkers meet at 9 a.m. daily for an hour-long hike on pavement. The following starting points have been scheduled for this week:
Oct. 16 — Walgreens
Oct. 17 — Gila Community College north lot
Oct. 18 — Home Depot
Oct. 19 — West end of Longhorn
Oct. 20 — Library
Please park away from the most used areas of any parking lot so as to not block businesses/clients, etc.
For more information, call Shirley Cape at (402) 981-6097.
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.
Payson Area Stroke Survivors meet Oct. 16
The Payson Area Stroke Survivors, a support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers, will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Mogollon Health Alliance Activity Room next to the Almost New Shop on East Aero Drive.
For information, call Cyndi at (928) 970-0320.
Alzheimer’s caregivers support groups
The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend any or all of the following:
• First and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.
• Second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.
For more details, call Shirley, (602) 697-4870 or Mary, (928) 474-3560. The Payson Senior Center is located at 514 W. Main St.
Trail volunteers needed
Those who want to get involved improving recreation opportunities in Rim Country are invited by the Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona Organization (VOAZ) to a meeting to discuss crew and volunteer opportunities for its Highline National Recreation Trail rehabilitation project at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Scoops Ice Cream and Espresso, 201 W. Main Street (Sawmill Crossing).
For more information or to R.S.V.P. please contact Michael Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garrett Retirees meet
Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tiny’s on Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Friends and family are always welcome. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.
Ponderosa Piecers Guild
New members are welcome to join the Ponderosa Piecers Guild at its next monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the American Legion Hall, 709 E. Highway 260. Youngsters 10 and older, interested in quilting and accompanied by an adult, are welcome too.
Payson Area Singles
Thursday, Oct. 17, the group’s monthly Birthday Potluck Picnic is at Willow Springs Lake. Meet at the Stage parking lot at 11:30 a.m. to carpool to the lake.
Saturday, Oct. 19, Payson Area Singles will host the 4th Annual Chili Cook Off at Rumsey Park beginning at noon. Winners will receive trophies. If you don’t want to cook chili, just bring potluck. There will be games, so bring a wrapped, white elephant gift.
For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 9 were Sue Chester and Jerri Koch, first; George Aucott and Jack Parks, second; Dot and Ed Koshinski, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Archaeological Society Sierra Anchas program
The Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter meets at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Fellowship Hall of The Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy St., Payson.
The featured speaker is Rich Lange from the University of Arizona. His presentation will be focused on Cliff Dwellings and Other Archaeology of the Southeastern Sierra Ancha.
The meeting will be followed by a hike led by site stewards Bob and Del Wright.
The public is encouraged to come and learn more about your local natural treasures.