Organizations Notices, Oct. 18


Payson Elks

Check out what is happening at B.P.O. Elks 2154, located at 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Friday, Oct. 18 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dinner from the menu; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Don & Candy.

Saturday, Oct. 19 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Karaoke with Ginger; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., food served.

Sunday, Oct. 20 – noon to 5 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.

Monday – Thursday - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunches served.

Monday, Oct. 21 – 6 p.m., game night.

Payson Walkers

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:

Oct. 19 — West end of Longhorn

Oct. 20 — Library

Oct. 21 — Elks Lodge on Airport

Oct. 22 — Green Valley Parks and Rec

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.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

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.

Payson Area Singles     

The Payson Area Singles group will host its 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Rumsey Park starting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 19. Winners will receive trophies. If you don’t want to cook chili, just bring potluck. There will be games, so bring a white elephant gift wrapped in newspaper.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, to visit and plan future activities.  

For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659

Unity of Payson

Please join members at Unity of Payson at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 and listen to Gwen Meyer with her talk titled, “There’s More to Exodus than Leaving Town.”

The story of Exodus is shrouded in mystery and lack of archaeological evidence, yet it’s central to the Hebrew Bible and Jewish ancestry. 

How do we understand the story in today’s world, and what does it mean to us as individuals as well as Christians?

Unity of Payson welcomes everyone to stay after Sunday service for the monthly potluck and wonderful fellowship.

Sunday services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.   

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Massage therapist and yoga instructor Jill Morris will present “Out of Your Skin to be Like Him” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness.

PCSA is a spiritually based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Join us for services at 11:15 a.m. at 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2. Please call (928) 978-9100 or (928) 472-4700 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

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. 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.


Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help.

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.

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.

Celebrate Recovery

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.

Masonic Lodge

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 or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Payson Flying Club

The Payson Flying Club meets Monday evening, Oct. 21 at Tiny’s restaurant at 6 p.m. Contact Bob Giarraputo for details at (928) 474-9482.

Payson Amnesty

Payson Amnesty meets the third Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rim Country Literacy building, 1001 S. Beeline Highway. We have the power to change someone’s life just by writing a letter. Join us as we work for human rights both locally and globally. Please call (928) 978-1268 for more 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.

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 Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.


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.


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