Clubs And Organizations, March 21


87 Mountain Biking Club meets Wednesday

87 Mountain Biking Club meets at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the 87 Bike Shop, 907 S. Beeline Highway, Payson.

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.

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., Payson.

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 Walkers

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Payson Lions Club

Payson Lions Charitable Foundation and its parent Payson Lions Club serve Rim Country by conducting service and fund-raising projects to help those in need of eye exams and eyeglasses as well as hearing exams and hearing aids.

Membership in Lions is open to all adults interested in giving something back to their community. Ideas for improving our community are welcome. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month.

For information and meeting site, please contact Judy Spivey at (928) 474-8833 or Bill Davis at at (928) 474-2176.

Payson Area Singles

We are a social group for men and women of all ages. We have no dues and no pressure.

Get out of the house and join us for our weekly breakfast at Tiny’s on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Come find out what activities are planned or suggest something new.

On Sunday, March 30 members meet at Jake’s Corner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy the jam session.

At 5 p.m., the second Friday of the month, the group gathers for the fish fry at the American Legion.

The third Tuesday of the month, members have dinner at Sal and Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

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 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the Bashas’ shopping center parking lot in front of the Big 5 store.

The route and destination may be prescheduled or may be decided on the spot; the level of difficulty may range from easy to moderate. Saturday trips are also scheduled at least once a month and are usually decided on at the previous month’s meeting. For all trips, have a full tank of gas, lunch, and a lawn chair.

For more information, visit the Web site at or call RC4W President Chuck Jacobs at (928) 595-0967.

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

NARFE Meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees holds its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, March 26 starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

This month, the featured speaker will be Brendan French from Miracle Ear Co. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend.

Please remember non-perishable food item for the Payson food bank. Just a reminder any new members receive a free lunch. For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Soroptimist plan awards

March is National Women’s History Month and Soroptimist will honor women and girls of the Rim Country at its Annual Awards Banquet at Tiny’s Restaurant at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 26.

To learn more about in any of the events or the club itself, please call Audrey at (928) 472-9380 or Jean at (928) 474-6167.

Soroptimist See’s Candy is at Arizona Elite Properties, 1101 S. Beeline Highway or call Jean (928) 474-6167 for special orders.

Payson’s Relay For Life interest meeting

The Payson’s Relay For Life event is being organized now. A Relay Interest meeting is planned at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Everyone thinking about participating in the 2014 event or needing more information before deciding to take part is invited to attend the meeting.

Rim Country Coalition

The Rim Country Coalition meeting time has changed to accommodate more people. The group now meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Payson Senior Center.

At the March 27 meeting, Ray Baxter will be the guest speaker. He teaches computer classes geared to seniors and is currently teaching at Gila Community College.

Community Open House Crock Pot Sunday

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to a crock pot Sunday Open House Luncheon at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 30 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.

Lunch, offered by the people of S.O.T.P., will include desserts and drinks.

Guests are also invited to attend Bible study at 8:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440 or visit www.shepherdofthepineslutheran .com.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club March 18 were: Betty da Costa, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Mary Kemp, 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 Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.


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