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

JUNE 2016


1:00 PM - Celebration Hall
Pre-Register at Member Services
All-you-can-eat Popcorn, 1 Soda, and 1 Candy Bar

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
discovery: the outside world.
As he experiences all the joy,
excitement, and fear that this
Drama Rated R
new adventure brings, he
holds tight to the one thing that
matters most of all--his special bond with his loving
and devoted Ma.

July 17


A story of a family across four
generations, centered on the
girl who becomes the woman
(Jennifer Lawrence) who founds
a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own
right. Facing betrayal, treachery,
the loss of innocence and the
scars of love, Joy becomes a
true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become
allies, both inside and outside
Rated PG-13
the family, as Joy’s inner life and
fierce imagination carry her through the
storm she faces.



Activities & Seminars
Visit Member Services for Details
and to Register for Casino Day Trips

Sun Valley Solar Seminar 9:30 am Sable

Thursday, June 23
Wild Horse Pass Casino

Time In A Bottle - Soft Rock Show/Concert
7 pm Celebration Hall

- Complimentary Bus Trip and $ Play
$2/person fee collected for driver
gratuity per casino trip

June 1
June 3

June 4

Blood Drive
8 am - 12 pm Celebration Hall

June 7

Dietician/Nutrition Lecture
10:30 pm Celebration Hall
Trivia Night 7 pm Celebration Hall

June 8

Solar Topps Seminar
5:30 pm Celebration Hall West

June 9

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot
Free Spirit offers many choices including cruises,
value tours and travel packages, adventure travel,
and international vacations throughout the world.

Medicare Basics Seminar
10 am Sable Room


Benefits of Using Essential Oils
10:30 am Celebration Hall

June 9:
June 26-30:

July 9:
August 2-3:
August 9:

Sept. 9:

Oct. 5-8:

Oct. 9:

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 in Carefree
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Apple Annie’s Wilcox

To Register for a Trip, Contact


June 13

June 16

Men’s Game Night Out
6:30 pm Celebration Hall

June 19

Sunday Movie Matinee, “ROOM”
1 pm Celelbration Hall

June 23

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

June 24

SolarCity Seminar 12 pm Celebration Hall East

July 1

Red, White & Pool Event
6-9 pm Sage Center Pool/Patio



Patrick and Venise Shanley
Originally from Rochester, New York, we have lived in
Festival for five years.
Pat is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran. After
returning home, his work career consisted of 24 years at
Bausch+Lomb, followed by an eleven year career at The
University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics
doing research for the Department of Energy.
Venise spent a total of 27 years as an Administrative
Assistant in Middle Market Banking, beginning with a
local bank, which eventually was acquired by mergers to
become JPMorgan Chase. In between, she took a nine
year break from the work world for a more challenging,
but more fun experience, being a full-time Mom.
Our daughter, her husband and two grandsons live in
Henderson, Nevada, and we have two sons who live in
We had been coming to the Phoenix area for many years
to visit Pat’s sister, and we knew this is where we wanted
to be once we retired. We love it here in Festival.
We casually scoped out different areas for a long time,
then seriously started looking around 2009, after the
real estate market returned to some sense of normalcy.
Our realtor brought Pat out to Festival for a look, and he
knew this was what we were looking for. So, Pat emailed
pictures to me at my office back in Rochester, and
we agreed to take the step and buy our home here in
Festival in 2010, and moved here full-time in 2011. Yes
that’s trust but we never regretted our decision. Sure,
it’s hot in the summer, but have you ever been to

Western New York in January? The heat sure beats
white-knuckle driving in a snow storm any day.
Pat is an avid golfer and a member of the Men’s Golf
Club. He has played softball, but quickly discovered that
playing college baseball, and playing ball in your 60s
are two completely different things. You will see both of
us in the gym, trying to keep one step ahead of age. We
are also members of the Hiking Club and the Canadian/
American Friendship Club, and we enjoy the ASU Lifelong
Learning opportunities. We consider the Bookmobile a
huge asset to the community and we use it on a regular
Our chocolate lab, Coco, made the relocation trip with us
too. She loves to take walks in our neighborhood. She
will be twelve in August, so the walks are a little shorter
The Community keeps us enjoying life. Laughter and
friendships keep us feeling young. After all, that’s what
it’s all about.

August 1 & 3: Keep


August 5: Comedian, Randy Riggles

The Nostalgia Show


Resident Profile
Are you interested in sharing
your story and what brought you
to Sun City Festival?
If you would like to volunteer
to be the Resident Profile for a
month, please email Lisa Annett
with your contact information.

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


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


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
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

Festival Swimmers Club
Festival Swimmers Make a Big Splash at Senior Olympics
Sun City Festival residents
who have visited the pool
on Tuesday or Thursday
morning the past two years
have probably noticed a
group of men and women
swimming lap after lap,
seemingly without end. For
a number of those swimmers the hours of stroke
work and endurance-building paid big dividends at
the recently completed 35th Annual Arizona Senior Olympic Games.
On Sunday, February 28, seven Sun City Festival Swim Club members traveled
to the Mesquite Grove Aquatic Center in Chandler, Arizona and combined to
win a total of 17 Senior Olympic Medals. Competing on behalf of SCFSC were
Sue Akenhead, Chris Cottam, Gail Esler, Tom Jacob, Keith Nelson, Cris Rowse
and Rick Torres.
While all athletes put forth memorable efforts, performances of note were
turned in by Tom Jacob who won 5 Medals and Sue Akenhead who won 4
Medals. But brightest SCFSC Star of the day was 80 years-young Cris Rowse
who garnered 4 Medals in her first competition ever – and posted a highly
coveted National United States Masters Qualifying Time in the 50 Freestyle.
Based on their performances, all seven SCFSC competitors are now eligible
to compete in the 2017 National Senior Olympics to be held in Birmingham,
On Saturday, March 12, SCFSC Members Donna Hays, Dave Luna, Marla Lucas and Jim Scapellato joined their teammates listed above at the Relay Meet
version of the Senior Olympics held at the Bell Recreation Center in Sun City.
The results from the Relay Meet were spectacular. SCFSC athletes dominated
the competition, combining to win a staggering 47 Medals, among them 29
Gold, 13 Silver and 5 Bronze.
The Sun City Festival Swimmers Club is open to all SCF residents whether they
are interested in competing, increasing their endurance in the pool, improving
their stroke or just becoming a better overall swimmer. Interested individuals
can contact SCFSC President Keith Nelson at 612-805-3831.



Sun City Festival Community Association


Break The Old Habits

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

We all know exercise is good for us. It helps control blood pressure,
cholesterol, and blood sugar. Exercise makes our heart stronger and more
efficient. Exercise helps maintain, or improve, muscle strength and bone
density. And, exercise helps to control body weight.
It’s a great tool for preventing disease and maintaining good health along with helping maintain
independence with age. As a result, we faithfully
and habitually take our daily walk, spend time on
the treadmill, and/or lift weights. However, we
may not be providing ourselves with the MAXIMAL
benefits for all our efforts.
Our bodies are “stimulus-response” mechanisms. What’s more, the body
is basically lazy. The heart, the muscles and all the other body parts will
respond (get stronger and more fit) to the stimulus of exercise. And, the
response (fitness) is exactly the amount needed-no more, no less.
The results of our consistent, daily exercise go only so far when we do the
same exercise, for the same amount of time, at the same effort level
without any variation. The body will get only so much benefit from, and
respond only so much to, the same stimulus. By providing new and different stimulus, changing exercise habits can lead to additional fitness gains
and benefits.
The same exercise over and over can also lead to boredom
and/or repetitive stress injuries. Boredom is one of the
most-reported barriers to exercise. It only makes sense for
us to get bored when we do the same exercise day after
day. Doing different exercise, or periodically changing the
routine, substantially increases the likelihood of sticking with
a consistent exercise program. Also, repetitive movements
done frequently and without adequate recovery can lead
to overuse injuries such as tendonitis, pulled muscles, and
bursitis. These types of problems can substantially limit, or totally prevent,
exercise performance. Exercise variety prevents one particular part of the
body from repeatedly undergoing the same movement or experiencing the
same stress.
So, instead of that five days per week on the treadmill at the same speed
for the same amount, try ten or fifteen minutes on the stationary bike or
the elliptical trainer. Instead of the same weight machine exercises for the
shoulder or back muscles, try using some of the free weight equipment or
challenge yourself with body weight exercises. Consistently changing the
exercise routine keeps the body continually challenged, minimizes risk of
repetitive stress injuries, and prevents boredom.


Free Blood Pressure Screenings

June 3 at 2 pm & June 20 at 9 am (Fitness Center)

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
S.E.T. Express 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
Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
S.E.T. Express 10:30 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 m
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

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

June 18
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Bob Marotta
& Friends
June 10 4:00 - 6:00 pm
live entertainment
Outside Event Weather Permitting
- Bring your lawn chairs

Like Minds
June 24


4:00 - 6:30 pm

Country Music Night

live entertainment
Outside Event Weather Permitting
- Bring your lawn chairs

June 15 4:00 - 6:00 pm
live entertainment

Peg ‘N Keg

Monday, June 13 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.

Golf Rate Change June 1 - Sept. 30

Horse Race / Shootout

Resident Guests:

$36 before 11 am

$29 11 am - 1 pm

$22 after 1 pm

Thursday, June 9 & June 23 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.

Residents: $28 before 11 am

$22 11 am - 1 pm

$17 after 1 pm

For a complete list of our rates, please visit our website at

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!



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