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

APRIL 2016

Board of Directors
Tuesday, April 26
1:30 pm
Celebration Hall
All Festival Residents
Are Welcome To Attend


1:00 PM Celebration Hall


Register at Member Services
All-you-can-eat Popcorn, 1 Soda,
and 1 Candy Bar

April 17
The Martian
4 pm show has been added
1 pm show is sold out
During a manned mis- Action/Adventure
Rated PG-13
sion to Mars, Astronaut
Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead
after a fierce storm and
left behind by his crew.
But Watney survived and
is stranded and alone
on the hostile planet
with meager supplies.
Millions of miles away,
NASA and a team work
tirelessly to bring “the
Martian” home.

May 15
Drama Rated R
Under the direction
of news editor Marty
Baron (Liev Schreiber),
the Boston Globe’s
elite investigative team,
known as Spotlight,
is tasked with delving
into decades’ worth
of child-abuse claims
against the Catholic
Church. Led by Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists
begin to uncover a massive scandal
involving sexual abuse and the willful
ignorance perpetrated by the Church
within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the
far-reaching influence of the Church,
the reporters put together an explosive
exposé on a corrupt system.

APRIL Activities & Seminars
April 2
Back to the 50s Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

April 14
Take Shape For Life Seminar
10 am Sable Room

April 7
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
9:30 am Sable Room

AARP Safe Driver Program
12 - 4 pm Celebration Hall West

April 8
Brunch BINGO
11 am Celebration Hall

April 21
Investment Seminar
by Dynamic Wealth
9 am Sable ROom

Permanent Makeup Seminar
2 pm Celebration Hall East

April 22
Concert In The Park
6:30 pm
Celebration Hall Event Lawn

April 16
After Tax Pool Party
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sage Center Pool/Patio

April 26
Quartery Board of
Directors Meeting
1:30 pm Celebration Hall

April 17
Sunday Movie, The Martian
1 & 4 pm showings
Celebration Hall

April 28
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

April 9
Club Expo
9 am - 1 pm Celebration Hall
Terra Cotta/Coriander Rooms
April 13
Solar Topps Seminar
5:30 pm Celebration Hall West
April 14
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

April 20
Medicare Basics Seminar
10 am Sable Room

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

April 9: Southern Arizona Wine Tasting
April 12: Tombstone
May 9: Classic Homes Tour with Lunch
June 9: Arcosanti with Lunch in Cottonwood
July 9: Verde Valley Wine Trail w/ Lunch
August 2-3: Stand’n on the Corner in Winslow, AZ
August 9: Williams and Bearizona

Visit Member Services for
Details and to Register for
Casino Day Trips

Tuesday, April 19: VeeQuiva Casino
- Complimentary Bus Trip and $ Play

To Register for a Trip, Contact


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



Nick and Joyce Robles
Nick and Joyce have lived in Festival since January
of 2015, having relocated from Ventura County, California. They came to check out Festival in December of 2013 on a whim and immediately made plans
to sell their home in California and retire.
Nick was born in California and enjoyed growing up
in Ventura County, which is known for its farming
communities, particularly for the citrus grown there.
Joyce was born in Brooklyn and moved to California
in 1978.
Nick and Joyce met in 1984 when they both worked
for Rockwell International, which was acquired by
The Boeing Company in 1996. They spent their
careers working with “rocket scientists” in a business
responsible for designing and manufacturing rocket
engines. Working on the Space Shuttle Program
and the International Space Station, along with the
rockets used to launch most of the satellites we rely
on every day, was a challenging and very rewarding
experience. Nick was a Fire Protection & Security
Manager and an EMT for most of his career, and
Joyce was a Manager for Transportation and later for
the Environmental, Health & Safety organization.

They have both spent
time traveling the
globe, Nick during
his 22 years in the
Navy and Joyce for
work and vacationing.
Although they are fulltime residents,
summer will bring
opportunities for some
travel as they head out
in their travel trailer
with “Chula,” their
5-year old little black
Dachshund/Terrier mix.
They have four grandchildren back in California,
ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15 years.
Joyce is learning to quilt, and Nick is enjoying
You might spot them around the community in that
big shinny red Ford truck that is Nick’s pride and joy.

Communications Corner
“Go All Digital” Event is April 7th at Festival
Sun City Festival will be hosting a COX “Go All Digital” Event on
Thursday, April 7 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Celebration Hall.
The purpose of this event is to distribute the DTA (digital transport
adapters) boxes to enable digital cable in your homes. A limited
number of DTAs will be distributed on a “first-come, first-served”
basis, 2 boxes per household, during this 3-hour event.
For those residents who are unable to attend the event, equipment can be picked up at the local COX
Solutions Store in Surprise (13754 W Bell Rd #8, Surprise, AZ 85374) or you can go online at www.cox.
com/goalldigital and order the DTA equipment to be shipped to your home.
Because we are in a Bulk Service Agreement with Cox, there are NO additional fees for the DTA box or
monthly charges for the DTA box during the term of the Bulk Service Agreement. The Bulk Service Agreement term is June 2, 2014 through June 30, 2017.


Sun City Festival Cox Representative: David Jaronik 602-694-1813

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 Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:00am
Contract Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm
Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm


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 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm


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


Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am
Players Club Bridge & 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





Chartered Club Activities

Mah Jongg 12:00pm
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 club and their contacts is available at Member Services as well
as online at 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

Players Club • Euchre Lessons on April 8 & 15
Euchre is a fun card game played with two teams of two people.
Each have only five cards to play each hand. Play is quick and
winners move to a new table after eight hands with only a total
of 10 games played in the evening. Meet new friends and
neighbors. The class will be held on April 8 & 15 from 9 am to
12 pm and is free to all Players Club members. If you are not
a member, you are welcome to join the club when this class begins. To register
for the class, please contact John Ranalli at

Tennis Club • Arizona West Valley League Championship
The 3.0 Men’s Sun City Festival Tennis team won the “Arizona West Valley
League Championship” in the championship match played at Happy Trails
Tennis Center on March 8th. They
defeated Happy Trails North 7-2. The
team is made up of Sun City Festival
residents and all are members of the
Sun City Festival Tennis Club. We
play 10 matches against teams from
Happy Trails, Sun City Grand, Trilogy and
Pebble Creek. The season starts in
December and the top 4 teams make
the playoffs to determine the Champion. We host 6 matches here at Festival.
A fun time is has by all and we get to meet and host players from the West
Valley. Those teams get a chance to see our community and we see theirs.
Congratulations to the team!!
Front Row left to right: Paul Wright, Dan Walton, Jim Schachtschneider (Captain), Joe
Reichlin, Jim Wilson. Back Row: Mike Hamilton, Al Lee, Lee Gribovicz, Edmon Hagee,
Mark Kusnir.



Sun City Festival Community Association


Don’t Hold The Handles

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

The treadmill is a great piece of exercise equipment. But,
like every other piece of fitness equipment, a treadmill will
yield maximal results only when used correctly. The most
common misuse of the treadmill involves holding the
handles. Regardless of the user’s age, weight, or goals,
holding the handles on the treadmill significantly reduces
its effectiveness.

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Axis 10:00 am
Fusion 10:40 am
Body Sculpting 11:30 am
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
Indoor Cycling 4:00 pm
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Yoga 5:30 pm

Of importance to many treadmill users is calorie burn. By
holding the handles during treadmill walking, the calorie
burn is reduced by 20-25%. Hands on the
handles provide assistance to keep pace with the belt on
the treadmill. Instead, lower the speed/grade and walk without assistance.
Then, you will be doing all the work necessary without any assistance. In addition, the calories-burned indicator will be more accurate when walking/running hands-free. The estimate of calories burned is based solely on the speed
and grade at which the treadmill runs. It doesn’t know if someone is helping
themselves by holding the handles.

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
HIIT 10:45 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Indoor Cycling 4:00 pm

Holding the treadmill handles does not mimic real walking. When we walk
outside, uphill or on flat, we have nothing to hold and have to do all the work.
Holding the handles with the treadmill at a 10% incline essentially negates
any benefit from walking uphill. The body is leaned back at an angle almost
perpendicular to the angle of the treadmill. At that point, the walking might
just as well be flat. Walking uphill requires leaning forward into the hill. Holding the treadmill handles prevents walking with a natural stride.

S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm

Changes to gait and posture are also side-effects of holding treadmill handles.
When holding the handles the stride is shortened to avoid foot contact with
the front cover on the treadmill. Also, holding the handles reduces the work
done by the erector spinae muscles. These muscles work to hold the spine
upright and stable while walking. Holding, or leaning on, the handles can
actually lead to weakening of the erector spinae. And, because holding the
handles, helps keep you stable, balance skills may actually get worse since
they are not consistently and adequately challenged.

Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Axis 10:30 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 m

When walking, jogging, or running on a treadmill, holding the handles can
actually cause a reduction in the quality of exercise results. Providing assistance, holding the treadmill handles alters the way we walk or run, reduces
the amount of work we do and can actually create injury and muscle weakness. If necessary, reduce the speed and incline so you are able to walk
without assistance of the handles.
Sources: Behnken, M. MS,CSCS,; Horton, J. “10 Reaons Never to Hold
Onto the Treadmill.”; Johnson, J. “Does It Matter if You Hold On While on a
Treadmill?”; Wavey, D. “5 Reasons: Don’t Hold the Treadmill While Walking
or Running.”

HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
April 1 at 2 pm & April 18 at 9 am
(located in Fitness Center)

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
Personal Training: One-on-one personal training session $35/hr

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

April 8

4:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment
Outside Event - Bring your lawn chairs


music by

Music Night

Like Minds
April 13

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Like Minds
April 29

April 16

4:00 - 6:30 pm

3:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment
Outside Event
Bring your lawn chairs

Nine and Dine
Sunday, April 24

Golf Shop Semi-Annual
Shopping Sale

Nine holes of golf followed by a
wonderful dinner buffet.
Dinner is at approximately 5/5:30 pm.
Make your own foursome.
Register in the Golf Shop.

Please join us for our Semi Annual Shopping
Sale with wine and appetizers to enjoy.
Receive discounts up to 50% off your
entire purchase of golf shop merchandise
in a fun and festive atmosphere. The Golf
Shop will be closed from 4 - 5 pm in
preparation of the event.

Tee Time is 3:30 pm

Get Golf Ready Clinics

April 25 - 29 from 9 - 10:30 am
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

Monday & 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.


Marketplace Partners
Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more
information, or to advertise on our Business Listings
posted on the community website at

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness
Lisa Annett
George Jeffers, Ed. D.
Lifelong Learning Coord.
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Festival Sales Center
Del Webb Customer Service

Sage Recreation Center
Fax: 928-252-2102

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

Wood Shop & Craft Studios

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