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. 30: Walgreens
Oct. 31: Gila Community College north lot
Nov. 1: Home Depot
Nov. 2: west end of Longhorn
Nov. 3: Payson Public Library
Nov. 4: Elks Lodge
Nov. 5: Green Valley Lake, starting at the parks office
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.
Rim Country Celts
Members of the Rim Country Celts are traveling to Tucson for that city’s Highland Games Nov. 1 through Nov. 3. The group plans to have a booth at the event.
Later in the month, it will host Celtic music and stories at the Dimi Espresso Coffee House Wednesday, Nov. 6 and hold a short business meeting and a planning session for the Ceilidh Thursday, Nov. 14 at the home of John Munro.
Freemasons at Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge celebrate serving Rim Country for 40 years.
Upcoming Lodge events include a Child Identification program Saturday, Nov. 2 at Julia Randall Elementary School and the Annual Clothe-a-Child program in cooperation with the four Rim Country elementary schools.
For more information about Freemasonry, go to the Web site: www.paysonmason.org or call (928) 474.1305. Stated meeting is at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at 200 E. Rancho Rd., Payson.
The Payson Satellite Northern AZ Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino meeting room. The guest speaker will be a deputy from the Gila County Sheriff’s office.
Dress is casual and the cost is $15 per person. Military officers of every service, spouses, family and guests are invited. For reservations or any questions, please call Capt. C.E. Carlton at (928) 474-9503.
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.
We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.
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.
Rim Country 4 Wheelers
Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at 8 a.m. each Wednesday in the parking lot at the east end of Bashas’ by Jiffy Lube. Normally anywhere from four to a dozen or more members participate and the destination is usually determined at that time. Runs also occur once a month on a Saturday and the destination is usually predetermined at the prior month’s meeting.
For more information, visit the Web site www.rimcountry4wheelers.com. If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 23, were: Mary Kastner and Kathy Salvaggio, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Flo Moeur and Joan Young, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Rim Country Classic Auto Club
The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.
The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will host a program by Robert Rearley at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at its library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.
Rearley’s topic is “Philip Sheetz: Gunsmith, Patriot,” from whom he is a direct descendant. He will also talk about the role the Kentucky rifle played in the American Revolution.
He was born and raised in southern Ohio and has lived in Scottsdale since 1984. He is a member of the Barry M. Goldwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Ross County Historical Society, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the Kentucky Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association.
Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.
Please contact Elizabeth at 928-468-2133 for more information.
Library Friends of Payson host speaker
The Library Friends of Payson will present Stan Garner, founder of The Train Source, Inc., a motion picture consulting and train coordinating company, as the speaker at its Nov. 18 meeting.
Garner has 46 years of experience in the restoration, maintenance and operation of steam and diesel locomotives, as well as passenger and freight cars. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has worked as a train consultant, train coordinator and actor on more than 310 film, television and still shoots in all parts of the country. He provided trains for the movie “3:10 to Yuma,” and his film credits include “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.”
The Library Friends of Payson meeting, which is held in the library meeting room, starts with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program.
If you have any questions, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.
Kiwanis brats and hot dogs are back
The Payson Kiwanis Club Foundation is available to cook and sell brats and hot dogs at your function or cater your party.
All proceeds benefit the children of Rim Country.
Please contact Mike Clark at (602) 510-9431 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.