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

MAY 2016


1:00 PM - Celebration Hall


May 15

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


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
Drama Rated R
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.


June 19


Both highly suspenseful and
deeply emotional, ROOM is a
unique and touching exploration of the boundless love
between a mother and her
child. After 5-year-old Jack
(Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma
(Brie Larson) escape from the
enclosed surroundings that
Jack has known his entire life,
the boy makes a thrilling
Drama Rated R
discovery: the outside world.
As he experiences all the joy,
excitement, and fear that this new adventure
brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters
most of all--his special bond with his loving and
devoted Ma.



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


May 9:

June 9:
June 26-30:

July 9:
August 2-3:
August 9:

Sept. 9:

Oct. 5-8:

Oct. 9:

Classic Homes Tour with Lunch
Arcosanti & Lunch in Cottonwood
Sierra Nevada Journey
Verde Valley Wine Trail w/ Lunch
Stand’n on the Corner in Winslow, AZ
Williams and Bearizona
Musical Instrument Museum
& Lunch
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Apple Annie’s Wilcox

To Register for a Trip, Contact


May 1

Ladies’ Spring Fashion Show & Shopping Fling
1-3 pm Celebration Hall

May 5

Sun Valley Solar Seminar
9:30 am Sable Room
“Three Amigos” Cinco de Mayo
Dinner & A Movie
4:30 pm Celebration Hall

May 11

Solar Topps Seminar
5:30 pm Celebration Hall West

May 12

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot
Financial Workshop presented
by Edward Jones
10 am Mulberry Room
Neon Circus: Brooks & Dunn Tribute
7 pm Celebration Hall

May 15

Sunday Movie, “SPOTLIGHT”
1 pm Celebration Hall

May 25

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

Thursday, June 23
Wild Horse Pass Casino
- Complimentary Bus Trip and $ Play
$2/person fee collected for driver
gratuity per casino trip

Financial Retirement Seminar
presented by Bergen Financial
4 pm ASU Classroom

May 26

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot
Ice Cream Social
2 pm Celebration Hall

May 27

Solar City Seminar
12 pm Celebration Hall East

June 7

Trivia Night
7 pm Celebration Hall



Phyllis and Gordon Grassi
Gordon and Phyllis moved to Festival in June 2015
from Spokane Valley, Washington. They are both
retired educators and have 79 years of experience
between them. Gordon grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, graduated from Eastern Washington University
and Gonzaga University, and was a teacher in Post
Falls, Idaho and Cheney, Washington, and a school
principal in Spokane Valley. Phyllis is a native of Sioux
Falls, South Dakota, a graduate of Augustana College
and Lesley College, and taught special education in
Minnesota, Miami, Florida, and Spokane Valley. They
have been married for 12 years, sharing four children
and two wonderful grandchildren.
Gordon and Phyllis moved to Festival after researching many retirement communities in the Phoenix
area. Festival offered everything they wanted in
retirement with great facilities and friendly, caring
neighbors. They both enjoy golf, especially with the
Nine and Dine group, are active in Players Club, and
take advantage of the social opportunities the community offers. Phyllis also enjoys playing pickleball
and mah jongg with her friends. Gordon participates
in Festival’s Citizens on Patrol program and enjoys
using the swimming pool for exercise. They remain
loyal Seattle Seahawk and Seattle Mariner fans, and
love to cruise the Caribbean. They spent the month of

March volunteering at the Peoria Sports Complex and
enjoyed the opportunity to support their Mariners.
Gordon recently accepted Sun City Festival’s ASU
Lifelong Learning Coordinator position and is excited
to be a part of such a great program. Phyllis volunteers with the Feed the Firemen program and is very
happy to give support to such a wonderful
“We have met some great people, have wonderful
neighbors and are developing friendships that will
last a lifetime.” They are full-time residents, happily
leaving winter and snow shoveling behind them. They
love their new Arizona home and all the benefits of
living in a retirement community.

Communications Corner
Sun City Festival’s community Channel 22 can now be found on
Channel 1960 when you have a digital mini-box for cable through COX.
Cox Communications is changing the way it delivers television signals to its customers. After a three-month transition
period, customers will need a digital converter box for each
TV set that now receives an analog channel lineup directly
through a coaxial cable wire. Any television connected
directly into a wall plate will need some type of device in
order to receive channels.
New benefits delivered via mini-box include:
• Expanded channel lineup compared with
analog service
• On-screen programming guide
• Better picture quality in some cases
• 50 new music-only channels.


Mini-boxes, which are about the size of two stacked
mobile phones, may be obtained at Cox customer-service
centers, ordered online at or by
calling 844.239.2224.
Because Festival is in a Bulk Service Agreement with Cox,
there are NO additional fees for the two mini-boxes or
monthly charges for the min-boxes during the term of the
Bulk Service Agreement. The Bulk Service Agreement term
is June 2, 2014 through June 30, 2017.
For questions, feel free to contact your 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 7:00am
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
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


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


Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am
Fine Arts 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

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

Glass Arts Club • July Basic Training
The Glass Arts Club will hold a July Basic
Training for new members from July 11 15, 6pm to 9 pm in the Glass Arts Craft
Studio. To register for this training, please
complete the member registration form (in
Club binder at Member Services Desk) and
attach a $75 check payable to the Glass
Arts Club and put it in the club’s mailbox in the Sage Center. There are only
10 openings and they are filled quickly. We also have a few openings for our
October 17-21 training this fall.
For more information or answers to your questions, please contact Barbara
Waggoner at 928-252-2958.

Softball Club • Summer Softball Starts May 2
The SCF Softball Club’s Summer Season
begins May 2 and runs through the end of
September. Members can play 60-minute
slow pitch softball games on Monday,
Wednesday, or Thursday mornings in a
full-time or part-time capacity. Games
begin at 7:30 am to beat the heat and the
SCF softball dugouts are air conditioned
(swamp coolers/fans)! SCF full/part-time residents and renters, male or
females of all skill levels are welcome to join.
Contact Jim Monachino, 623-853-3287 or for more
information or to join. Visit our Club Website for more information: http://


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

Bob Marotta & Friends

May 6

4:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment
Outside Event - Bring your lawn chairs


May 21 3:00 - 6:00 pm
DJ Jones Country Music Night

May 18 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8

Adults $25.95 Inclusive
Children 12 and Under $14.95
Omlette Bar, Bacon & Sausage, Potatoes Obrien with
Peppers & Onions, Salmon Gravlax Platter, Fresh Fruit,
Assorted Cheese Platter, Spinach Fall Salads
Chicken Marsalas, Mediterranean Baked Salmon, Pit Ham
with Whole Grain Mustard Glaze, Rosemary Roasted
Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Assorted Cookies, Mini CHeesecakes & Bars
Reservations Recommended Please Call 928-252-6445 Ext. 209

Wine & Dine
May 22

live entertainment

Like Minds

May 27 4:00 - 6:30 pm

live entertainment
Outside Event - Bring your lawn chairs

10 am to 2 pm

$35 /person Inclusive
Wine tasting of an array of fines begins at 4 pm.

At 5 pm 3-Course Dinner is Served and Includes:
Tomato Bisque, Grilled Swordfish, Chocolate Marble
Cheesecake Bar
Reservations Required

Please Call 928-252-6445 Ext. 209

Peg ‘N Keg

Monday, May 9 at 4:00 PM
Only $5 per person
This putting contest is a favorite among our residents. Test
your putting skills on our ever changing 9-hole course and
quench your thirst by sharing a keg of beer.

Horse Race / Shootout

Thursday, May 12 & May 26 at 5:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
This event is a great time! It’s almost full contact golf as
your competitors egg you on, sometimes in your backswing.
Two-person teams alternate their shots while the high-scoring teams are eliminated on each hole until there are only
three teams left. Out of those three teams, we will award
a “Win” (1st Place), “Place” (2nd Place), and a “Show” (3rd
Place). Serious golfers should leave their sensitive side at
home for this event; we like to have fun!

Green Aerification: May 10, 16 & 17

Aerification of the Putting Green will take place on May
10th. The golf course aerification will start with the front
nine on Monday, May 16th, and the back nine on Tuesday,
May 17th. These areas will be closed during this time.

Free Short Game Demonstration Clinic
Thursday, May 19 from 9 - 10 am

This skills clinic will feature demonstrations in the following
areas: * Bunkers, * Chipping, * Pitching
Participants will have the option of booking a follow-up lesson
at a discounted rate. Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Memorial Day Tournament
Monday, May 30
8:00 am Shotgun

Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Individual Stroke Play Competition
Prizes for Men’s & Women’s Divisions.
Price: Includes Green Fee, Prize Entry, Lunch, Tax
$35 Indigo Pass; $55 SCF Resident; $65 Guest



Sun City Festival Community Association


Keeping Your

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

Now that HOT weather has arrived, odds of heat-related
illness increase substantially. Heat-related illness can be as
minor as fatigue and muscle cramps, or as major as death.
The best treatment for heat-induced illness is prevention. All
heat-related problems are preventable. Prolonged exposure to
extreme heat begins a cascade of worsening problems in the
Two of the body’s main methods of cooling are radiation and evaporation. In
radiation, the body’s heat production, substantially increased during exercise,
radiates into the surrounding atmosphere. When the air is hot, less heat is
carried away from the body. During evaporation, sweat formed on the skin evaporates into the air and cools the skin as it dries. In high humidity and extreme
heat, evaporation is less effective. Higher sweat production leads to dehydration
and to less effective cooling.
During exercise, radiation is accomplished via opening of blood vessels near the
surface of the skin and shunting of blood to the surface. During this shunting
process, blood is moved from the internal organs possibly leading to organ
damage or failure. In some conditions of extreme heat, this can lead to the
body’s absorption of heat rather than radiation.
Medications such as diuretics and blood thinners magnify the effects of
heat on the body. With these medications, heat-related problems can
occur more easily and more quickly. Symptoms of heat-related illness
can be extreme thirst, headache, lightheadedness, nausea and vomiting, involuntary muscle contraction and fainting.

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
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
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
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

A more important way to prevent heat-related illness is to drink
plenty of non-diuretic fluids. Fluid consumption should be ongoing and not limited to times of heat exposure. Most research
recommends approximately 2.5 liters (about 2.6 quarts) of water
per day for most adults, the minimum requirement for daily
living. Heat exposure and exercise increase a person’s need to a
level far beyond the minimum requirement. For each additional
1,000 calories burned beyond the typical 2,000 per day, water
needs increase by 35-40 ounces. American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM) recommends 500 ml (17 ounces) of water
consumption two hours prior to exercise. During exercise, ACSM recommends
150 ml (about 5 oz) of water every fifteen minutes. During exercise in very hot
or very humid conditions, water demands for cooling the body are even greater.
From a weight perspective, 16 ounces of water should be consumed for every
pound of body weight lost during exercise. A simple rule of thumb is to produce
clear, frequent urine.

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

Great ways to avoid heat illness are to limit outdoor time to cooler periods of the
day and wear light-colored, loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing. Light colors
will reflect heat. Breathable fabric helps perspiration evaporate from the skin
more quickly and easily.

Massage Therapy: 1-hr $60,
90-Minutes $90

During this time of extreme temperatures, heat-related illness is easily prevented
through fluid consumption, proper dress, and timing of heat exposure.


Free Blood Pressure Screenings
May 6 at 2 pm & May 16 at 9 am (Fitness Center)

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

Fitness/Wellness Services

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


Marketplace Partners

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

Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more
information on advertising here or on our Business Listings posted to the
community website at

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