Clubs And Organizations


Bingo at Senior Center

The Payson Senior Center and Payson Helping Payson host bingo every Friday at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Tickets go on sale at noon and games start at 1 p.m.

A full “Blue Plate Special” lunch is also served from noon to 2 p.m.

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers group invites everyone to join its daily, hour-long walk, mostly on pavement. The start time is 8 a.m. from the following sites: 

Saturday — west end of Longhorn

Sunday — Payson Public Library

Monday — Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday — Parks & Rec office, Green Valley Park

Wednesday — Walgreens

Thursday — Payson Public Library

Friday — Home Depot

Tai chi and qigong

Tai chi and qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 1000 N. Easy St.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted to help the church with utility bills.

For details, call (928) 478-6032.

Payson Flycasters

The Payson Flycasters will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260].

Come earlier and enjoy breakfast. A speaker from the Arizona Game and Fish Department will report on the recent trout census completed on Canyon Creek.  Members of the club assisted in the capture, count, and return of the fish to the creek process. 

Anyone interested in learning about fly-fishing or finding a “buddy” to fish with are always welcome.

For more information, call Ric Hinkie at (928) 848-4501. 

Rim Country Republican Club

Councilwoman Su Connell will explain Home Rule and other important town issues at the Rim Country Republican Club Monday, June 30. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30, the club will be ready to hear Su Connell.

Call Nancy Cox at (928)472-1172 for more information.

Payson Marine Corps League

The Payson Marine Corps League will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Highway 87 and Airport Road.

All active, inactive Marines and FMF Corpsmen in the Payson area are invited to attend the social gathering at 9 a.m. The meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m.

For further information, call (602) 708-1011.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 2 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane.

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.

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 Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth 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.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers (RC4W) invite anyone interested in four-wheel-drive, back-road travel to join them at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Bashas’ shopping center parking lot in front of the Big 5 store.

The level of difficulty may range from easy to moderate. Saturday trips are also scheduled at least once a month. For all trips, have a full tank of gas, lunch, and a lawn chair.

For more information, visit the website at or call RC4W president Chuck Jacobs at (928) 595-0967.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

International Police Association

The International Police Association (I.P.A. Region 61 Northern AZ) meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant, inside the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

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

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 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.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend meetings the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Payson Senior Center.

For more details, call Mary, (928) 474-3560. The Senior Center is located at 514 W. Main St.


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, for those who have lost a spouse, meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Hwy.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

87 Mountain Biking Club

87 Mountain Biking Club meets at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the 87 Cyclery shop, 907 S. Beeline Highway.

Members have group trail rides throughout Gila County for every level of rider (beginners to advanced).

Everyone is encouraged to join and learn about all the great mountain biking trails Payson and the surrounding area has to offer.

For more information or questions, please call (928) 478-6203.

Weight Watchers

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.

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.

For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.

TOPS 0373 Payson

TOPS 0373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meets every Thursday morning at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. 

The weigh-in starts at 7 a.m., and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m.

TOPS is a nonprofit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. You gain new friends, along with invaluable information and support in your weight loss journey. Come check us out!

If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Arizona Cactus Navy, Coast Guard luncheon

An informal get-together of Navy and Coast Guard veterans in the Payson area is held on the first Thursday of each month at La Sierra restaurant, located Highway 87 and Forest Drive.

The group meets for coffee or lunch at 11 a.m. to share stories and camaraderie among fellow vets of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, other conflicts, and peacetime naval service.

For questions, please call (928) 970-0066.

Payson Memoir Writers

Members of Payson Memoir Writers meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday in the private dining room at the Crosswinds Restaurant.

The organization is currently open to new members. 

The purpose of the meetings is for those in attendance to read from their memoirs, followed by suggestions and encouragement.

If interested, call Carole for details and to reserve a place at the table, (928) 474-0753.

Genealogy Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 3, will be given by Doris Grutzmacher at the Genealogy Library located at 302 E. Bonita St.

She will be speaking about writing your genealogy story.

Leaving behind pages of research you’ve completed on past generations does not tell the whole story to your descendants. The only true way for future generations to know what your life and times were really like is to leave a record of some of your family history behind you in story form: WHO - WHAT - WHEN - WHERE - WHY and HOW.


Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

For more information, call (602) 510-9431.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club June 24 were: Helga Lenz, first; Ginny Brubaker, second; Wanda Sitz, 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 Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks Lodge #2154, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, has Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to members and their guests.

Bingo is on Sunday. Doors open at noon and the game starts at 1 p.m. Bingo is open to the public.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

For more information, call (928) 474-2572.


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