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Sun City Festival Community Association
26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

FEBRUARY 2016

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Register for the 2016 Spring ASU Lifelong Learning Classes!
NEW!

The Spring Class Schedule and Registration Form
are available at the Member Services Desk and on
the community website at OurSunCityFestival.net
Sign up today to get into your choice of classes.
Register for six or more fee-paid sessions to receive
a ten percent discount on the course fee total.
A variety of new classes will be offered as well as
many popular sessions from past semesters.
Register at Member Services today!

SUNDAY MOVIE
MADNESS
$3/Person

Register at
Member Services

All-you-can-eat Popcorn,
1 Soda, and 1 Candy Bar

1:00 PM Sold Out

4:00 PM Show Available
Celebration Hall

The Intern
February 21

A retired successful business owner
and widower (Robert De Niro) lands
an internship at
a fashion website
run by a young,
career-driven
woman (Anne
Hathaway) in this
Warner Bros.
comedy from
writer/director
Nancy Meyers.

2 Travel Classes Added!

1 Session: Thu, March 10 from 12:30-2:00 pm Cost: $9
Explore Australia: Attractions & Tips
Explore Australia as a tourist destination and learn about
its geographic location, size, and climate. Discussion on
the unique landscape, animal life, must-see attractions,
information on the various cities and states, and more.
1 Session: Thu, March 17 from 12:30-2:00 pm Cost: $9
Scenic Switzerland: Attractions & Tips
Switzerland is amazingly beautiful with a mountainous
countryside. Learn about the famous train journeys,
Swiss railways, the highest railway system in the world,
the history of the tunnel system, and more.

FREE March
Movie
featuring

Gallipoli
March 15

6:00 PM Celebration Hall

Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) are two young Australian sprinters
who want to join the army to fulfill their
sense of duty. Turned
down because they
are too young, they
hop a freight train
to Perth, and are
allowed to join up.
They board a troop
ship headed to Cairo
and, after training in
the shadows of the
Great Pyramids, the
boys are sent to the front line, where
their speed makes them candidates
for messengers in one of the war’s
bloodiest battles.

Visit Member Services
for Details and to Register

Tuesday, February 16
Wednesday, March 23
- Complimentary Bus Trip
and $ Play

$2/person fee collected for
driver gratuity per casino trip

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FEBRUARY Activities & Seminars
February 3
Chiropractor Lecture
9:30 am Sable Room

Solar Topps Seminar
5:30 pm
Celebration Hall West

Tax Savings Seminar
PSP & Associates
3:00 pm
Celebration Hall West

February 11
Investment Seminar by
Dynamic Wealth
9 am Sable Room

February 4
Bookmobile
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

February 12
Lou Nelson Show
A Tribute To Tom Jones
7 pm Celebration Hall

Sun Valley Solar Seminar
9:30 am Sable Room

February 17
Retirement Strategies Seminar
by Bergen Financial
4 pm Celebration Hall West

February 5
Miller, Miller, Martin & Ki
NPA Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

February 18
Bookmobile
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

February 9
HealthRight Screenings
Appointments Required
Celebration Hall West

The 3 International Tenors Concert
7 pm Celebration Hall

February 10
Medicare Seminar
10 am Terra Cotta Rm
February 10

February 20
Stranded on a Sandbar Pool Party
12 - 3 pm
Sage Center Pool & Patio

February 23
Physicians Lecture
12:30 pm
Celebration Hall
February 24
Tax Savings Seminar
PSP & Associates
3:00 pm
Celebration Hall West
February 26
Essential Oils Seminar
11:30 am
Celebration Hall East
February 27
7th Annual HomeExp
9am - 1pm
Sage Center Parking Lot
Club Expo & Craft Sale
9am - 1 pm Celebratio Hall,
Terra Cotta & Coriander Rooms
Robbie Howard Show
NPA Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

Free Spirit offers many choices including cruises, value
tours and travel packages, adventure travel, and
international vacations throughout the world.

UPCOMING DAY TRIPS

February 2:
February 9:
February 13:
February 19:
March 9:
March 13:
April 9:
April 12:

Dolly Steamboat
Wild West Saloon Crawl & Lunch
Tubac Arts & Crafts Festival
Tucson Quilt Show
Desert Belle & Fountain Hills
NASCAR
Southern Arizona Wine Tasting
Tombstone

To Register for a Trip, Contact

FREE SPIRIT VACATIONS 480-926-5547
www.freespiritvacations.com

Mark your calendars to attend and
participate in these fun community events!
April 2:
April 8:
April 9:
April 22:

Jerry Prunty’s Back to the Fifties Concert
BINGO
Club Expo & Craft Sale
Concert In The Park

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RESIDENT PROFILE

Barb and John Kelly
Barb and John Kelly
moved here from
the Portland Oregon
metro area. They
met in college when
Barb beat John in a
ping pong game, so
he asked her out.
John’s career was in education as a high school teacher,
football and track coach first in Idaho and then in
Tillamook Oregon. In the early 1980’s John was selected as a Fulbright exchange teacher and taught for a year
in the United Kingdom. Afterward they moved to the
Portland metro area where John served as vice principal
and then principal. Barb worked as an office manager
at a law firm. They have two married daughters, one in
Seattle and one in Los Angeles.
After John retired he served for five years as interim
assistant superintendent and then consulted for a year.
During that time Barb and John vacationed several years
in the Palm Springs area where they fell in love with
desert living. So when John finally quit the interim job
they looked at several places in the southwest and eventually selected Sun City Festival. They feel that they got
more home here for the money, and loved the fitness

center and golf course. Plus they liked being near a city,
but not in a city. Most mornings you’ll find them either
in the gym or the pool to start the day and then having
coffee with their buddies.
John plays golf two or three times a week with the
Men’s Golf Group, competes in Masters swim meets
with the Festival Swim Club, and enjoys shooting hoops
occasionally at the outdoor court. Barb is very active in
the Quilt Club.
Some random, interesting factoids:
While teaching and coaching, John worked several years
as a Deputy Sheriff patrolling parks along the Oregon
coast during the summer, spring break, and on occasional weekends. This left him with lots of entertaining
stories and some carry over skills for when he became
a vice principal (emphasis on the “vice” here). He can
still do a passable field sobriety test.
While John was a Fulbright exchange teacher in the
United Kingdom, they were invited for tea at Kensington Palace in London where John was presented to her
Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
They still have the invitation and photo.

Communications Corner
Music Lovers Now Have More Listening Options with Contour Enhancements
Contour Upgrade Includes Guide Enhancements and
Interactive Services Featuring New Music Choice Plus
and Pandora
Cox Communications announced an upgrade of Contour
with new personalized music options. With the new feature Music Choice Plus, customers On DEMAND library
will increase to more than 3,000 free music videos.
Customers will have access to the traditional Music
Choice TV channel, Music Choice On DEMAND, as
well as a new Music Choice interactive application.
Customers are also able to enjoy a personalized music
experience with Pandora. Customers can connect to
Pandora online from the Contour interactive service
menu for new or existing Pandora accounts.
Music Choice Plus: With the upgrade, Contour
customers will be able to search for a specific song,
keyword, genre or artist and enjoy related videos on a
non-stop playback for up to 14 videos. Customers can
access music videos through the On DEMAND menu
or the interactive application. The interactive application
can be launched from the Music Choice audio
TV channels.

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Pandora: Customers will launch Pandora from the
Contour guide’s Interactive Services menu to link to
their existing Pandora account or create a new one.
Up to 8 users can link to an account to enjoy their
favorite music or comedy tracks. Users familiar with the
customization of stations and track management will
see their changes implemented in Contour reflected in
Pandora on other devices for a seamless experience.
Contour provides a video experience that is uniquely
relevant to individual consumers, personally shaped
to their interests and preferences. In addition to the
new music options, customers will notice an enhanced
on-screen guide. When customers move from different
menu options, the transitions have been optimized.
Contour service is available as an upgrade over and
above the bulk level of service. For details, contact
David Jaronik at 602-694-1813. We appreciate the
partnership between Sun City Festival residents and
Cox Communications.

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Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mah Jongg 9:00am
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm
Scrabble 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm
Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am
Players Club -Play Anything 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:00am
Contract Bridge 1:00pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Tx Hold Em Poker Trn (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:00pm
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:00am
Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

THURSDAY

Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am
Mah Jongg 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
Line Dancers - Steps & Basics 10:00am
Line Dancers - Beginner Lessons 10:30am
Line Dancers - Intermediate Lessons 11:15am
Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

FRIDAY

Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri) 10:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

SATURDAY

Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am
Players Club -Open Play 9:00am
Beginner Bridge 9:00am
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Ladies’ Doubles Drop-In Tennis 1:30pm
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm
Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm
Texas Hold’Em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

SUNDAY

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Chartered Club Activities

Mah Jongg 1:00pm
Bocce Ball 2:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:30pm

Chartered Club News

Sun City Festival actively promotes over 30 Chartered Clubs managed by residents
who passionately share a variety of similar interests. A separate club listing with an
introduction of each and contact representatives is available at Member Services as
well as online at OurSunCityFestival.net under the Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Below are a few upcoming club activities. All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all clubs. Learn more about club opportunities by
attending the upcoming events or by contacting club representatives.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Festival Car Club • 5th Annual Poker Run
The Festival Car Club invites all SCF residents with golf
carts, motorcycles, street legal ATVs and bicycles to
compete in the 5th Annual Poker Run to be held on
Sunday, March 13 at 2pm. (March 20 rain date)
$15 per cart of two people
Best Poker Hand 5 of 7 Cards
1st Prize = $100, 2nd Prize = $50,
3rd Prize = $25
Pre-register at the Sage Center Cyber Cafe during the following days and times:
Tuesday, March 1 from 12 - 1 pm; Friday, March 4 from 10 - 11 am; Monday,
March 7 from 7 - 8 pm; Wednesday, March 9 from 1 - 2 pm; Friday, March 11
from 3 - 4 pm.
We’ll have a 50/50 Raffle. Food will be available for purchase.
Prizes awarded for Best Decorated St. Patty’s Day Golf Cart: 1st Place $50;
2nd Place $25

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Sun City Festival Community Association

FITNESS CLASSES

Too Much
PRESSURE!

by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S.,
Fitness/Wellness Director

Normal blood pressure is 120/80. High blood pressure is 140/90. What
does all that mean? What is blood pressure, anyway?
Blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing outward on the walls
of the arteries. Remember, arteries carry blood away from the heart. This
force is created by the heart pushing blood through the body. The numbers
in a blood pressure reading indicate the amount of force on arterial walls
during heart contraction (systole) and heart relaxation (diastole). The higher
(first) number represents systolic blood pressure and the lower (second)
represents diastolic blood pressure.
Healthy arteries naturally expand and contract to help regulate blood pressure and accommodate increased or decreased blood flow during increased
or decreased activity, stress and other times when blood flow changes.
When arteries become less flexible with disease or aging, blood pressure
can increase. High blood pressure, a reading of 140/90 or greater, creates
a number health risks.
High blood pressure can, over time, lead to heart disease and/or heart
failure. The heart becomes overworked when blood must be forced through
stiff, narrowed arteries. In addition, stiff arteries are at greater risk for rupture leading to hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm. Both of these can be fatal
or severely debilitating. Risk factors for high blood pressure (hypertension)
include family history, obesity, lack of exercise, poor diet and tobacco/alcohol abuse.
The good news is high blood pressure is preventable and/or controllable.
Other than prescription medications, blood pressure can be controlled in
multiple ways.





• Get regular aerobic exercise
• Maintain healthy body weight
• Keep a diet low in sodium and rich in potassium
• Avoid tobacco use
• Limit alcohol consumption
• Manage stress

Blood pressure should be checked regularly. Consult a physician if readings
are consistently (2 or more consecutive) elevated. High blood pressure is a
controllable risk factor for heart disease. Being diligent about maintaining a
healthy blood pressure of 120/80, or lower, is critical for maintaining good
health.
Sources: www.heart.org Website of the American Heart Association

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Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Feb 5 at 2 pm & Feb 15 at 9 am (in Fitness Center)

Mondays
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Axis 10:00 am
Fusion 10:45 am
Body Sculpting 11:30 am
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
Indoor Cycling 4:00 pm
Tuesdays
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 3:30 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm
Wednesdays
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Interval Blast 10:00 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Indoor Cycling 4:00 pm
Thursdays
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Jazzercise 3:30 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm
Fridays
Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 m
Saturdays
HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes

Fitness/Wellness
Services
Massage Therapy: 1-hr $60,
90-Minutes $90
Fitness Assessment: Complete Fitness
Assessment with a personal exercise
program including one lesson = $40
Equipment Orientation: Free
60-minute group session on effective
and safe exercise with demonstrations.
Personal Training: One-on-one
personal training session $35/hr

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Dining Hours:

Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Breakfast: Sat 8 am - 11 pm; Sun 8 am - 12 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm

KARAOKE

Rock-It-Science

February 13

February 5

4:00 - 6:00 pm

4:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment

YesterYear

Like Minds

Country Music Night

February 19

February 24

4:00 - 6:30 pm

4:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment

live entertainment

CALLAWAY DEMO DAYS
Thursday, February 4
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Limited number of private fitting sessions available,
please sign up in the Pro Shop.

Golf Shop SWEETHEART SALE
Receive 25% to 50% off yoru entire
merchandise purchase. Shop and then
proceed to the counter where you pick a candy heart
identifyling the discount amount. Sale starts Monday,
February 8 and ends Sunday, February 14.

GOLF CLINICS
Monday and Friday Golf Clinics
Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Friday
at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Space is limited so
please sign up early. For more information or to
sign up, please call or visit the Pro Shop.
$15/Session

Get Golf Ready Clinics

February 15 - 20 from 9 - 10:30 am

TROON Cardholder Complimentary Clinic
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Clinic Type: Wedge Play
Contact: 928-252-6445 or email Erik at

echristiansen@troon.com
Instructor: Erik Christiansen, Associate Golf

Professional
Spots Available: 12 Students per clinic
Must have a valid 2016 Troon Card number to
participate and bring a guest.

Cost: $99

These clinics are perfect for people who have
never played the game or have not played in
awhile. Register in the Golf Shop or online at
www.playgolfamerica.com/ggr/

Nine and Dine

Sunday, February 28

Tee Time is 3:30 pm

Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner
buffet. Dinner will be at approximately 5/5:30 pm.
Make your own foursome. Sign up in the Pro Shop.

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Marketplace Partners
Contact Lisa at lannett@aamaz.com or 928-252-2133 for more
information, or to advertise on our Business Listings
posted on the community website at www.OurSunCityFestival.net.

OurSunCityFestival.net

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
928-252-2103
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
928-252-2105
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
928-252-2130
Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director
928-252-2104
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness
Director
928-252-2115
Lisa Annett
Communications
Coordinator
928-252-2133
George Jeffers, Ed. D.
Lifelong Learning Coord.
928-252-2107
Caring Neighbors
928-252-2118
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
928-252-6445
Festival Sales Center
623-444-1105
Del Webb Customer Service
800-664-3094

Sage Recreation Center
928-252-2100
Fax: 928-252-2102

Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wood Shop & Craft Studios
928-252-2283

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm