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Sun City Festival Community Association

February 2011

Festival Village Marketplace Opening Soon!

Community Association To Establish Neighborhood Representatives

The Board of Directors of Sun City Festival Community Association is soliciting applications from residents interested in being considered for appointments as Neighborhood Representatives. Neighborhood Representatives serve in advisory capacities as liaisons between the Board of Directors and residents of their respective neighborhoods in communicating issues of interest or concern. A total of two residents (a primary and alternate) from each neighborhood will be appointed by the board after being duly elected by majority vote of the homeowners in each neighborhood. The Neighborhood Representatives will form a body to be known as the Neighborhood Representatives Council, and will meet with the Board on a quarterly basis. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent which acknowledges their interest in serving as a Neighborhood Representative and include any background information they wish to share with the Board to Bruce Friedman, the Community Manager, in the Sage Center. Formal elections and subsequent Board appointments are planned for March/April 2011.

We are pleased to announce that PulteGroup has repurchased the commercial property at the entrance of Sun City Festival and Festival Foothills communities. This purchase has involved a considerable effort by PulteGroup to complete the acquisition from the former owner of the propery , Buckeye AZ LLC. The process has involved the completion of required financial details related to the prior operators lenders, as well as assessing environmental testing and regulatory compliance issues. While PulteGroup now owns the site, they have also been aggressively pursuing an experienced and highly reputable convenience store and gas station operator to provide the oversight and management responsibilities for the facility. We look forward to providing more details on the selected operator once negotiations are finalized. PulteGroup understands the great importance of this commercial site and has dedicated substantial internal and external resources to encourage top commercial providers. As you may know, Pulte did not own the property when the prior tenant left, complicating efforts to solicit a quality tenant. Since June, PulteGroup has been aggressively pursuing repurchase of the property from the owner and other lenders with the help of several commercial property experts. These experts have also helped to identify reputable operators to manage the facility. We hope to have more details to share with residents in the coming weeks about the site, Festival Village Marketplace, and new tenant plans for a convenience store and gas station opening.

See page 3 for Details!

Wood Shop and Crafts Studio

Construction continues on the Wood Shop and Crafts Studio. The framing inspections have been completed and the electrical wiring, plumbing, etc. are underway. The Community Association, with much help from the officers of the Chartered Clubs who will be the primary users of the facility have begun fine tuning the equipment and furnishings lists for the building. We currently anticipate a late April 2011 opening of the facility.


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Sun City Festival Lending Library Now Open!

Sun City Festivals NEW Lending Library is now open and located in the Sage Centers ASU Lifelong Learning Academy Office. We hope that you will enjoy the facility and the improved book access. The library is maintained on a daily basis by volunteers who sort, label and return books to their proper place. Please come in, browse and select the books of your choice, then return them at your leisure. Returned books as well as donations of either hardback or paperback books may be dropped off at the Member Services Desk.

Enjoy This New Amenity!

Looking forward to a fantastic 2011, the Indigo Grille would like to thank everyone who joined us for the First Annual MDA Golf Tournament, as well as your patronage during the Third Annual Softball Tournament. The Indigo Grille is featuring Chalone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for $4.00 a glass and $15.00 a bottle. The Indigo Grille is pleased to announce the placement of portable heaters on the patio so you can still enjoy its atmosphere during the cool winter months. We are also proud to offer Samuel Adams Winter Lager on draft in the lounge.

Full Rack of Lamb - New Zealand Rack of Lamb grilled then roasted, served with baked Duchess Potatoes, grilled European white asparagus and topped with a black berry demi. Pan Roasted Halibut - 8 oz. Pan roasted Halibut served with baked Duchess Potatoes, grilled European white
asparagus and topped with a tarragon lemon butter sauce.

Chef AJ

Valentines Dinner Specials

Saturday, February 12

Dessert - Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Thursday, February 3

Ping Golf Demo Day

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Residents will be able to hit Pings full line of golf equipment. Please stop by and check out one of the top manufacturers of golf equipment and support a locally based company. Glow In The Dark Peg & Keg - Thursday, February 10 Time: 6:30 pm Cost will be $10 and will include draft beer and a glow in the dark ball. Please sign up in the Golf Shop. Nine and Dine - Monday February 21 at 3:30 pm - Sign up in the Golf Shop. Get Golf Ready Clinics - February 21 - 25 Time: 9 am - 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 www.playgolfamerica. com/ggr/ Monday and Thursday Golf Clinics - Clinics are from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Cost is $15. Space is limited so please sign up early. For more information or to sign up please call or visit the Golf Shop.

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Register For Spring Classes Today!

Pick up the new course schedule at Member Services Desk in the Sage Center and sign up for your courses of interest. You may register for any course until the second class session. A Super Student package allows Festival residents to take any four courses for only $85.00. February Courses Include: Writing Your Family History, Soul Sisters, Creative Writing, Tohono Oodham Nation, Computers for Beginners, Is This Great Art?, How Media Methods Shape Public Opinion, Community Scholar Workshop, Using Computers With Digital Photos, Essential Computers Skills, Basic Conversational Spanish, The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers and Yogi Berra, Newcomers Guide to AZ History, AZ Wills/Trusts/Estates/Disabilities, Helping New Arizonans Meet Challenges, What You Dont Know about Social Security. March Courses Include: Risks to My Retirement Portfolio, Social Networking, Our Five Middle East Wars, AZ Readers Group - Book Discussion: Sylvia Nobels Deadly Sanctuary, Book Discussion: Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud.

Online Registration Now Available!

You can now sign-up and pay for community events and some ASU Classes securely through ! Just get your online account set up at Member Services, then you can sign up for events by clicking on the lefthand red button Online Registration For Activities & Classes.

Annual Community Survey

Once again its time to complete the Annual Community Survey. The survey was emailed out to the community mid January but will continue until February 19. If you did not receive the email, you can request a paper copy of the survey from the Member Services Desk and return your completed survey by February 19. Your participation is critical to the ongoing success of the communitys operations and development.

February 11 February 12 February 12 February 13 February 19 February 23 February 23-25 Desert Botanical Garden Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Chinese Week Festival B.B. King Performance Tucson Southwest Art Show The Musical Instrument Museum Historic Parks of Southern Nevada -Overnight Trip



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Digital Photo Club The SCF Digital Camera Club is dedicated to advancing the art of photography for the residents of Sun CIty Festival. This is accomplished through a wide variety of programs that encourage members to excel in picture taking, electronic enhancement and display. Contact Al Gastellu at 928-252-6360 for details. Sun City Festival Golf Chartered Club We are always accepting applications for new members! Every Tuesday at 9:00am the Sun City Festival Womens Golf Group plays. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am the Mens Golf Group plays. Come join us! Contact Mike Corson, for the Mens Golf Group, at 928-252-2388 and Patty Smith for the Womens Golf Group, at 602-614-3088. Genealogy Club Learn about the what, where and how of genealogy. We are here to educate and train our members in the techniques, methods, resources, and facilities used in genealogy research and how to organize and protect the results of their research. Contact David Komassa for more details at 252-3400. Ceramics and Pottery Club The clubs goal is to allow members to explore these two fascinating and challenging crafts. All of our members are happy to share the techniques and information they have learned while in the Club. It offers a unique opportunity to explore your creativity in slab building, wheel turning, pinching clay, ceramic processes and much more. Everyone is welcome to come and see if this is of interest and join our club. Contact Gordon Fjeld at 831-594-2487 for details. The Softball Club Whether you are a seasoned player or a first timer, the objective of the Softball Club is to promote softball at every level. Games are Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Sat. starting at 9 am with practice at 9:30 on Tue. & Fri. For information contact Jim Monachino at 928-2523318 today! Fine Arts Club Where better to start the New Year than to join the Fine Arts Club. Join us for classes, friendship and enjoyment. Watch for details of new classes to start the end of this month. Yearly dues are now being accepted. Contact Jean Buhle at 928-252-2468 for more information! The Quilting Bees Quilting Bees love to shop for fabric - come and join us on Fridays at 9 am for our meetings! Need any information, contact Carolyn Boden at 928-252-2873.

The Social Dance Club The Social Dance Club members learn and practice various dances in a fun and nonthreatening environment. Couples dance meets Sunday nights from 7-8:30 pm in Celebration Hall. Contact Linda Pusch at 252-3659. Beginners Line Dance meets Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am in Celebration Hall West. Contact Cheryl Johs at 252-6096. Club membership is $5/person per year and includes both activities. Net Sports Club Net Sports is dedicated to promoting the sports of pickleball, tennis, volleyball and table tennis in the community. Whether youre a skilled player, a recreational player, engaging in a way to burn calories and keep your heart strong, or just looking for a sport that builds agility, strength and composure, the Net Sports Club is the club for you! Contact Donald Schelling at 602-317-6298 to play! Social Club for Singles We provide an opportunity for members to pursue common interests in hobbies, recreational, social and cultural activities and programs to enhance their quality of life. Come join us as we enjoy outings and social events for singles within our community. Contact Rita Holton at 928-252-3389 to learn more! Sun City Festival Hiking Club We offer many exciting hiking trips all over the region. We meet once a month to review previous and upcoming trips and learn many helpful tips on hiking. We offer separate hiking levels for new and experienced hikers. This past season we introduced night hikes and overnights for one or two days away. Contact Stan Goldman at 928-252-3602 to join our club.

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Woodcrafters Club Our club caters to all facets of wood crafting. Learn wood working skills and work on various projects with us! The primary purpose of the Woodcrafters Club is to promote the craft of woodworking as a hobby and assist in the improvement of member skills and abilities. Contact Jerry Moore at 928-252-6439 to learn more! Festival RV Club If youd like to learn more about RVing and find ways to enhance the RV life you love, then the Festival RV Club is for you! The purpose of this club is to facilitate bringing together those who wish to travel and who enjoy the recreational vehicle lifestyle. Contact Virgil Mellott at 928-252-3829 for more details. The Players Club The Players Club offers 15 different board and card games seven days a week. New members are always welcome. Consult the newsletter calendar, Cable Channel 22, or the Festival web site for specifics. To join the club, merely attend any of our daily functions and complete a membership application. Contact Sandy Setters at 928-252-3764 to join! Glass Arts Club This club was organized for members to create traditional stained glass and warm glass through workshops, demonstrations, self-exploration and shared expertise. We meet Thursdays at 9am. Come join us to see what you can create. Contact C J Zimmerman at 928-252-2203 for details. Festival Association of Beauties (FABs) We promote social interaction among the women here at Sun City Festival. We meet for lunch every Friday, at 11am, in the Indigo Grille. FABs is open to all residents of Sun City Festival. Come join us! Its a great way to make new friends. Contact Stephanie Baker at 928-252-6964 to learn more! The Lady Putters Come and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and neighbors while developing and enhancing your putting skills. The Lady Putters will be playing on Mondays at 12:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:30 am. Please join us for a game or two. Contact Sue Peppler at 928-252-2663 for all the details. Gourmet Club If you enjoy cooking and exploring new dishes, and would enjoy meeting new people with the same interests, this club is for you! This is not a potluck dinner. We have a great gourmet four course dinner on the third Sunday of the month in the homes of our members. Contact Carol Komassa at 928-252-3400 for more information. Paws & Claws Club We encourage pet owners of all types to meet and gather information on various educational and health related pet information. The club holds doggie socials for our furry friends to socialize, and are working on more events for the future. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Contact Kathi Landis at 928-252-6771 for details. Paper, Crafts & More Club With the new year, we have many new projects planned. There are all different levels and we welcome new ideas. Please join us on Tuesday at 9:30 am or Wednesday at 6 pm. You will be amazed at the variety of projects. Contact Angie Storoschuck at 928-252-2268 for more information. Barrel Buddies This wine tasting group holds events in members homes, at outside venues, or joint events with other wine clubs. Two monthly events will be hosted by our members, contact Steven Miller at 928-252-6640 for details and to learn more about our club.


Every Monday Flow Yoga 8:45 am Pilates 8:45 am Body Sculpting 10:00 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Zumba Gold 11:00 am Strength & Cycle 12:15 pm Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Stretch, Flex & Tone 5:15 pm Chair Fitness 5:15 pm Every Tuesday Cardio Core 9:15 am Intro to the Ball 10:15 am Fitness on the Ball 10:45 am Circuit Madness 12:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Wednesday Flow Yoga 8:45 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Tai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Body Sculpting 12:30 pm Zumba 1:30 pm Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Chair Fitness 5:15 pm Every Thursday Cardio Core 9:15 am Intro to the Ball 10:15 am Fitness on the Ball 10:45 am Yogalates 2:00 pm Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Friday Hatha Yoga 7:15 am Body Sculpting 8:30 am Zumba Gold 9:30 am Cardio Combo+Stretch 10:30 am Pilates 10:30 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am

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Fitness Classes

Chartered Club Activities

February 3 Ping Golf Demo Day 10 am - 2 pm February 10 Glow In The Dark Peg & Keg Starts at 6:30 pm February 16 - 17 Mens Golf Group Member/Member Tournament February 21 Nine and Dine February 21 - 25 Get Golf Ready Clinics Monday and Thursday Golf Clinics Clinics from 11 am - 2 pm Every Tuesday Sun City Festival Womens Golf Group 9:00 am Every Wednesday Sun City Festival Mens Golf Group 9:00 am Every Monday Pickleball 8:00am Pottery 8:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Lady Putters 12:30pm Dealers Choice Poker 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Euchre Lessons 6:00pm Pickleball 6:00pm Euchre Play 6:30pm Every Tuesday Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Tennis 8:00am Play Anything! 9:00am Paper Crafts 9:30am Digital Camera 10:00am Contract Bridge 1:00pm Glass Arts 1:00pm Water Volleyball 2:00pm Hi-Lo Omaha Poker 5:30 pm (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) Tx HoldEm Tourn. 5:30pm (1st & 3rd Tuesdays) Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Every Wednesday Pickleball 8:00am Pottery 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Mah Jongg 1:00pm Tx HoldEm Poker 1:00pm Paws & Claws 6:30pm (1st Wednesday of each month) Paper Crafts 6:00pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Every Thursday Mixed Doubles Tennis 8:00am Glass Arts 8:00am Pickleball 9:00am Lady Putters 9:30am Line Dancing 10:30am Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm Dealers Choice Poker 5:30pm Pickleball 6:00pm Every Friday Pickleball 8:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am FABs Luncheon 11:00am Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Bunco 7:00pm Every Saturday Pickleball 8:00am Pottery 8:00am Table Tennis 1:00pm Tx HoldEm Poker 1:00pm Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm Every Sunday Bocce Ball 2:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Social Dance Club 7:00pm

Hours of Operation: Sunday - Tuesday 11:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm Special Events Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm Every Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am Breakfast in the Indigo Grille Every Wednesday 4:00pm - 8:00pm is Comfort Food Night Every Thursday 4:00pm - 8:00pm is Southwestern Night Every Friday 4:00 - 8:00pm is Seafood Night

For more information please contact:

Every Saturday 4:00pm - 8:00pm is

Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S Fitness & Wellness Director 928-252-2115

Prime Rib Night

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Special Events for February 2011
February 2 Promenade Travel Meet Darlene Cyber Caf 9 am February 2 ING Group Seminar - 10:30 am February 4 Free Blood Pressure Screening Fitness Center 2 pm February 6 Super Bowl Party - Approx. 3 pm, Ballroom February 10 Buckeye Bookmobile in the Sage Center Parking Lot 9 am February 12 Sweetheart Dance - 6 pm Celebration Hall February 13 Valentine Golf Tourn. - 12:30 pm Copper Canyon Golf Course February 14 Salt River Solar Seminar with pizza 12:30 pm Mulberry Room February 16 JC Grason: Retirement Planning & Tax Prep Seminar - 4 pm Celebration Hall West February 18 Monthly Resident Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm Celebration Hall February 19 All American BBQ - Outdoors February 20 NPA Show: Jimmy Fortune - 7 pm Celebratin Hall February 21 Free Blood Pressure Screening Fitness Center 9 am February 24 Physicians Lecture: Heart Health 10 am Celebration Hall February 24 Buckeye Bookmobile in the Sage Center Parking Lot 9 am

The Heart Of The Matter

With February being American Heart Month, we should all take time to learn a few things about the importance of heart health. The heart is the most important muscle in the body and works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without any rest. We all have many risk factors for heart disease. Some we cannot control are age, gender and family history. Risk factors we can control are obesity, being sedentary, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Below are some statistics about heart disease: Y An estimated 82.6 million American adults (>1 in 3) have 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease. Of these, 40.4 million are estimated to be 60 years of age. Y Average age of first heart attack is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women. Y One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure. Y In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher are considered high risk. Levels from 200 to 239 mg/dL are considered borderline-high risk.) Y Among Americans ages 5564, the following have total blood cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher: 16.0 percent of men 30.5 percent of women Y For ages 6574: 10.9 percent of men 24.2 percent of women Y Among people ages 5564, the following are overweight and obese, defined as a BMI (body mass index) of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher: 79.7 percent of men 69.6 percent of women Y In 2007, cardiovascular disease caused the deaths of 391,886 males, while cancer killed 292,857 males. Y Coronary heart disease is the single major cause of death of American males, killing 216,050 in 2007. This represents 53.2% of deaths from coronary heart disease. Y Since 1984, the number of cardiovascular disease deaths for females has exceeded those for males. Y In 2007, cardiovascular disease was the cause of death in 421,918 females. Females represent 51.8 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease. To improve cardiovascular health and control heart disease risk factors, follow a low-fat diet and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise includes brisk walking, swimming, cycling and running. To maintain current heart health, aerobic exercise should be done three times per week and twenty minutes each time. To improve and maximize heart health, aim for thirty to sixty minutes of aerobic exercise most days per week (5-6 days). Aerobic exercise should be done at an intensity in which a breathy conversation can be held. Breathing hard enough to prevent talking is too intense. Easy conversation means effort needs to be increased. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer. Lets take the month of February to improve our cardiovascular health through exercise and proper diet. For more information, visit the website of the American Heart Association
by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S.

The Cooks are enthralled with all of the amenities offered by Sun City Festival...

Karen and Digby Cook

Digby retired from New York Life in 2009. He and his wife of 40 years, Karen, left Anchorage, Alaska in their motor home to explore the Canadian provinces and the lower 48 states. Their travels brought them to Phoenix to visit good friends who lived in Sun City Grand. This visit and their friends strong encouragement to check out the Sun City way of life led them eventually to take a look at Sun City Festival. Digby was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1964 and was soon transferred to New York City by his U. S. employer to continue his career in corporate finance. Karen, an Oregon Duck and a fine arts graduate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas accepted an invitation to dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company and arrived in Manhattan in 1969. They met the day she arrived and married a year later in downtown Manhattan. The Cooks were then transferred to Minnesota and then on to Brussels, Belgium where their two children were born. Their daughter lives in Anchorage with her husband and two children, and their son and his Phoenix born wife and their two children just moved to Peoria, Arizona. The Cooks are enthralled with all of the amenities Sun City Festival offers and look forward to increasing their participation as the dust settles from the move and unpacking. They moved into their new house just three months ago and are permanent residents. Digby much prefers shoveling sunshine to snow and they both are delighted with everything that Sun City Festival provides to enhance their retirement.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 5:30 am 10:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am 10:00 pm

Contact Information & Important Numbers
Bruce Friedman Community Manager 928-252-2103 Jennifer Haigwood Lifestyle Director 928-252-2104

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Carol Jackson Community Standards 928-252-2105 Lisa Annett Communications Coordinator 928-252-2133 Chuck Eier Fitness & Wellness Director 928-252-2115

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