Payson Art League
The next meeting of the Payson Art League is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway. Those attending are invited to bring samples of their artwork to share while socializing and then enjoy a program by Diana Gilmore at 7 p.m. Gilmore went from work in fashion design to creating jewelry collage work and is now know for her “Personal Totem” work. This is unique jewelry using various metals and unusual stones.
Payson Area Singles
The Payson Area Singles is a social group for men and women of all ages. It has no dues and no pressure.
The group meets at 5 p.m., the second Friday of the month (March 14) for the fish fry at the American Legion.
On Sunday, March 16 and March 30 members will meet at Jake’s Corner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy the jam session.
It has a weekly breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.
There is a regular gathering at 5 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month (March 18) for dinner at Sal and Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant.
For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
Sons of the American Revolution
The Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meets at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 15 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.
President Stan Garner will report on the AZSSAR Annual Meeting, which was held in Casa Grande Feb. 22.
He will update members on bylaw changes and other important matters discussed at the meeting.
The Payson Walkers walk for an hour, mostly on pavement, starting from the following locations at 9 a.m. now through April.
• Saturday – west end of Longhorn
• Sunday – library, Rumsey Park
• Monday – Elks Lodge on Airport Road
• Tuesday – parks & rec office, Green Valley Park
• Wednesday – Walgreens
• Thursday – library, Rumsey Park
• Friday - Home Depot.
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.
Ponderosa Piecers Quilters Guild
New members are welcome at the next gathering of the Ponderosa Piecers Quilters Guild at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, March 15 at the American Legion Hall, 709 E. Highway 260. This is the group’s monthly meeting and an open sew is planned after the meeting. Youngsters, 10 and older, interested in learning to quilt and accompanied by an adult, are welcome too.
The public is invited to attend the Arizona Archaeological Society/Rim Country Chapter Annual Native American and Southwest Feast and activities at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15.
The event is at the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy St., Payson.
In addition to a potluck of Native American and Southwest cooking, Harvey Leake, historian and guide from the Four Corners area, will be the guest speaker. There will also be a display of authentic Kachinas, along with artifacts from Goat Camp Indian Ruins, Risser Ranch Ruins and the Q Ranch. A guided tour is planned in the afternoon to the nearby Risser Ranch Ruins.
Rim Country Celts
Rim Country Celts is holding a Ceilidh (kaylee), with Irish music, stories, auction and Irish information is planned from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at Journigan House, where Jimmy’s great corn beef and cabbage dinner will be served.
At Dimi Espresso Café March 19 there will be a night of music and Celtic information.
The Blessing of the Tartans will take place in early April at the Presbyterian Church.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.
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.
The Payson Flying Club meets at 6 p.m., Monday, March 17 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. Acquisition of the club’s next airplane is on the meeting agenda.
Call Bob Giarraputo at (928) 474-9482 for details.
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.
All Eastern Star members are invited. Ladies with any Masonic family affiliation are encouraged to join the group.
In addition to the meetings, the ladies gather at 10 a.m. every Wednesday for a game of canasta.
For details, contact Lois Miller, secretary, at (928) 474-0521.
Scouting adventures await boys ages 7 to 18 with Pack 7354. While the group meets at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, it is nondenominational and provides a true scouting experience with lots of outdoor activities and the opportunity to learn skills. Both the Pack and Troop meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. For details, call (928) 950-4576.
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.
Special Needs Family Support Group
The Special Needs Family Support Group luncheons are at noon the third Wednesday of each month at a different restaurant each month:
• March 19, Chili’s
• April 16, Crosswinds
The group will have a party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 29. It will be games and swim potluck at the Tonto Apache Gym. Call Lucy Karrys or Jacquelin Karrys at (928) 478-0231 for details (please leave a message).
Payson Area Stroke Survivors
The Payson Area Stroke Survivors is a support group for survivors of strokes and their caregivers. It meets from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the third Wednesday of the month, which is March 19.
The meeting is 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.
Garrett Retirees to meet in Mesa March 20
The Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet Thursday, March 20 at Apache Wells Bar & Grill, 5601 E. Hermosa Vista Dr., Mesa. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon.
Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome. Please let Merie know ASAP if you plan to attend; call (928) 474-6011.
Rim Country Corvettes
Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.
There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details.
Anyone interested in joining this group can contact organizers via e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, email@example.com. Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for March 11 were: Wanda Sitz, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Betty Mashl, third.
Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.