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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 W Desert Vista Blvd, Buckeye, AZ 85396

October 2012

Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, October 23 1:30 PM Celebration Hall


Sun City Festival Community Association


Celebrate Oktoberfest with us on Saturday, October 20th starting at 1:00 pm! A selection of beers for tasting will be available along with an all-you-caneat Buffet. Please join us at the Grille during Happy Hour, 3 - 6 PM on October 24th for Halloween. Dress up in costumes because gifts will be given to the best dressed, etc. Come eat, drink, and have fun! Zomie Wine & Vampire Wine will flow!

Halloween Party


Dining Hours: Sunday 8 am - 7 pm, Monday & Tuesday 11 am - 7 pm, Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am - 8 pm.

2012 Over-Seeding Schedule

Golf Course Closed October 8 and reopens on Monday, October 29. Why Over-Seed?
Each October we close the course for three weeks to accomplish Over-Seeding. Why would we want to close the course for three weeks just as the weather is getting nice and the course is in great shape? The reason is to provide our golfers with a better playing surface and green grass during the cool winter months. If we dont go through the Over-Seed process, our Bermuda base turf becomes yellowish/brown after the first frost of the year. The Bermuda grass actually goes dormant during the cooler winter months. For this reason, we Over-Seed with Rye grass, which is a cool season grass that is able to grow in the winter months. The process begins by cutting the Bermuda grass short, a process called scalping, and reducing the water supply, thus forcing the Bermuda grass into a state of dormancy. We then seed the course with Rye grass and turn the water back on to germinate the Rye seed. Rye grass requires constant moisture until it germinates and matures. October temperatures are ideal for this process and keeps the Bermuda grass dormant.

Player Development Clinic

As part of our Get Golf Ready program, we will be offering a Player Development Clinic on Monday, October 29 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We will have both full swing and short game stations set up with emphasis on the basic fundamentals of each area. This clinic is limited to the first 20 participants and the cost if just $20 per person. Please sign up in the Golf Shop.

Sun City Festival Citizens Patrol Celebrate 1st Anniversay
Fall Course Enrollment Has Begun - Register Today!
Sign up at the Member Services Desk in the Sage Center for Fall Courses through the ASU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The courses are open to all Sun City Festival residents. The cost of registration is $8.00 per course session. A Student Discount Package is available, and allows residents who take at least four (4) fee-paid courses to receive a 20% discount on your total tuition. This is a great savings on multi-session courses. This fall, we have many new community resident instructors and a variety of courses. Many popular courses return along with several new courses, such as An Introduction on iPads & iPhones, one on Saudi Arabia, and a few dedicated to the upcoming Presidential Election. Dont miss out on this amazing opportunity to broaden your knowledge, meet new people, and become an OLLI Member to take advantage of discounts and benefits. Register today at the Member Services Desk! With the support and encouragement of the Buckeye Police Department, Dana Kovach and Ron Bryan began the Festival Citizens Patrol slightly over a year ago. The purpose of the Citizens Patrol is to provide another set of eyes for the Police Department. Patrol members are an integral component of the Police Department community policing effort, as they observe and report during each patrol. The success of the Festival Citizens Patrol, which was a pilot project, has resulted in Citizens Patrols being formed in Verrado and the Sundance areas. The Festival Citizens Patrol currently has 24 members who have contributed more than 800 hours during 2012 to patrolling our community. In April, the Police Department used RICO (drug interdiction) funds to purchase a new Ford Escape patrol vehicle for our use, and the HOA provided a GPS unit for the vehicle. In addition to patrol activities, Citizens Patrol members also assist other Buckeye events like the Air Fair, respond to calls to assist with traffic control, and attend monthly training sessions. The 1st Anniversary recognition will occur on October 18. Residents interested in contributing their time to enhance the general safety of our community are encouraged to contact Ron Bryan for more information.

October Community Events

October 3 New Resident Orientation 8:30 - 11 am Celebration Hall October 4 Arizona Solar Solutions Seminar 9 am Sable Room Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot October 5 RIS Educational Medicare Seminar 9:30 am Sable Room Free Outdoor Movie, The Avengers 7 pm Driving Range October 6 Concert In The Park 7 pm Amphitheater October 10 SummerWind Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room October 11 Sun Valley Solar Seminar 9 am Sable Room Prepare Financially for Finality Seminar 4 pm Celebration Hall October 13 Del Webb Goes Pink Walk/Run 8:30 am Registration/Check In 9:30 am Walk/Run Start Copper Canyon Breezeway Oktoberfest 11am - 2 pm Sage Center Pool October 18 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot October 19 Shingles Lecture 10 am Celebration Hall West Resident Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm Celebration Hall October 23 Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 pm Celebration Hall October 25 Humana Seminar 9 am Sable Room Fort McDowell Casino - Overnight 10 am Bus departs Sage Center October 26 Flu & Pneumonia Clinic 9 am - 12 pm Celebration Hall Road Scholar Testimonial Lecture 3 pm Celebration Hall West October 27 Festival Blood Drive 8 am - 12 pm Bloodmobile Sage Center Parking Lot Halloween Party 6:30- 11 pm Celebration Hall October 30 Financial Seminar - JC Grason 10:30 am Celebration Hall

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Sabino Canyon & Catalina State Park Kartchner Caverns Big Room Tour Phantom of the Opera -Performance Helldorado Days in Tombstone Scottsdale Waterfront Wine Tasting & Fine Art Festival 30 The Price of Freedom - Performance


Chartered clubs

Paws & Claws Pet Club We encourage pet owners of all types to meet and gather information on various educational and health related pet information. Our club meetings resume in Oct. 18 with Mugs & Muffins meeting in at the Villa Ramada at 8 am. Park in spaces by Villa Office. Contact Kathi Landis at 503-580-6069 for details.

Gourmet Club

Time to sign up for the new Gourmet Season. Sign up for the Get Acquainted Appetizer Party, Sun. Oct 21. Dinners are usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month, tables of 8, a 4-course dinner with a set menu - you make one course. Try new foods, meet nice foodies and enjoy the best meal in town of SCF! Sign up at the Front Desk, see the web portal for details, or call Carol Komassa at 928252-3400.

The Social Dance Club Our Social Dance Club is on break until October, however, Line Dancing continues all year round on Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Sooo, have fun while you exercise. Contact Jo Palaoro at or at 928-252-6778 for line dance. Club membership is $5/person and open to every man and woman at SCF.

Crafty Scrappers Club Learn to preserve your memories with the use of your computer. Come and join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to learn more about digital scrapbooking and just how easy it is. On odd Wed. you can also stop by to see what were working on. Mondays are good for a full day of organizing and scrapping. Contact Bonnie Lenke at 623-229-6400 for more information.

Festival Car Club Sun City Festival Car Club is a mixture of Muscle, Vintage and Sports Car enthusiasts dedicated to having fun. The Club sponsors monthly outings both events and road trips. Once per month we meet to talk about what to do to make the experience better. Contact Tom Flanagan (, Damon Deacon, Vel Moss or Tony Dellinger for details.

Canadian/American Friendship Club We promote activities that bring Canadians and Americans together for fun and friendship. We will plan various activities including sporting events, arts, offroad trips, and more. Contact Terry Barnard at 928-232-0262 or Chuck Smith at 928-252-6976 for more information.

Pottery & Ceramics Club Look for upcoming informatiion on Beginner Pottery Classes to begin late October. If you are already experienced and interested in joining, please contact Shirley Steinbach at sstein9911@

The Quilting Bees

This quilt is presently hanging in the Sage Center and is called Anitas Arrowhead. Pieced by SCF Quilting Bees and quilted by Barbara Greenly. This is a sample of the quilts the club makes for charity. They are donated to New Life Center, a shelter for abused women & children. We also make pillowcases. Contact Carol Stoney for information at 503-8999976.

The Lady Putters Come and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and neighbors while developing and enhancing your putting skills. The Lady Putters play on Thursdays at 8:30 am. Please join us for a game or two. Contact Sue Peppler at 928252-2663 for all the details.

Fine Arts Club Fine Arts has open painting on Monday afternoons and all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Try out your creativity and fun at the same time. Contact Jean Buhle at 928-252-2468 for more information!

Tennis Club The Tennis Club offers game opportunities for all levels of play. Drop-In Sessions are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am depending upon weather and sufficient players. Contact Bob Bone at 928-252-6854 for more information.

Pickleball Club We are dedicated to the promotion of Pickleball and encourage everyone to come out and join us in the fun! Open Play is daily from 8 am-12 noon (except Sun.) and every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30 pm. Free lessons every Wed. at 10am at the Pickleball Courts. Contact Donald Schelling at 602-317-6298 for more information.

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!

Desert Harmony Its time to SING! New members are welcome to join us Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Aerobics Room as we prepre for the SCF Veterans Day Ceremony and Holiday Season Concert. All are welcome. Karaoke Night is Oct. 18 at 6 pm in Celebration Hall, join us and sing your favorites. Visit us at the Charter Club Sales on Nov. 3 and purchase tickets to the Christmas Concert scheduled for Dec. 9. Contact Pat Kubler at 623-521-9687 or email desertharmonyscf@ for details.

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! Our Club purpose is to facilitate bringing together those who wish to travel and who enjoy the recreational vehicle lifestyle. Contact Virg Mellott at 928252-3829 for more details.

Chartered clubs


Model Railroad Club Join us if you have an interest in railroad transportation and enjoy planning, building and operating model railroad layouts. We encourage railroad education and will have opportunities in the future to travel by railroad. Contact Ed Krajca at 928-252-6147 for more information or to join us.

Digital Photo Club We are dedicated to 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 Chuck Roderique at 928-252-2497 for details.

Glass Arts Club Members create traditional stained glass and warm glass through workshops, demonstrations, selfexporation and shared expertise. Contact C J Zimmerman at 928-252-2203 for details. Visit us at our new studio Mon-Sat 10 am-1 pm.

The Softball Club All skill levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Visit the softball field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm to watch the club play. Contact Bill Jenkins at 928252-3298 if interested in participating.

The Brew Crew We have hosted several successful events with a variety of beers and conversation. Club badges and shirts are available for purchase by members. Membership is still open with dues of $8 per person. Contact Milt Levy at 928252-6952 or Mark Silver 623-249-5917 for more information.

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 Patrick Smith at 928-252-6018 to join.

Genealogy Club Learn the what, where and how of genealogy. Were here to share with members the techniques, methods, resources, and facilities used in genealogy research. Learn how to organize and protect the results of your research. New or experienced are welcome. Meetings are second Wed., Oct - May at 3pm in the Sage Center. Contact David Komassa for more details at 252-3400.

The Players Club The Players Club offers 12 different board and card games seven days a week. New members are welcome. Consult the newsletter calendar, Cable Channel 22, or Fitness Center bulletin board for dates and times. To join the club, attend any of our daily functions and complete a membership application. Contact Jay Cohn at 928-252-6104 for additional information.

Barrel Buddies This wine tasting group holds events in members homes, at outside venues, or joint events with other wine clubs. We will have two events in our members homes each month. Please contact Steven Miller at 928-252-6640 for details and to learn more about our club.

Paper Crafts & More Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. Evening classes resume on Oct. 17 at 6pm. You will be amazed at the variety of projects we do. We incorporate all different levels of skills that include rubber stamping, tea bag folding, iris folding, just to name a few. Stop by and say hi. Contact Judi Kuczek at 928-252-2485 for more information.

Mystery Riders We are a group of motorcyle aficianados who set aside Thursdays and at least two Saturdays or Sundays per month to do our riding throughout Arizona. We have all makes and models in our group. We dont always know where we are going or where weve been but have fun riding. Contact Ed Zvonik at 928-252-3849 for more information.

Knit One & Crochet Too Do you like to knit or crochet? If you would like to learn, come join us. We provide an opportunity to pursue an interest in knitting and/or crocheting and exchange ideas. Weekly gatherings are Mon. 9:30 -11:30 am (Coriander) and Thurs. 1:30-5:30 (Terra Cotta). Drop in to participate anytime. Contact Dorothy Cushley at 928-252-2084 for more information.

Festival Association of Beauties (FABs) We promote social interaction among the women here at Sun City Festival. We meet for lunch every Friday, at 11 am, at 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!

Field and Stream Club We meet the first Wednesday of the month. Range Day is the 2nd Friday each month and gather at 7 am to car pool to the range. Questions about the Club may be directed to Steven Kelley at 480-544-7037 or for more information.

Golf Chartered Club We are always accepting applications for new members! Womens Golf Group starts new season on Nov. 6 and plays every Tues. Every Mon., Wed. and Fri. the Mens Golf Group plays. See the Pro Shop for details. Contact Steve Nebel, for the Mens Golf Group, at 928-252-6401 or Cyndy Czernysz for Womens Golf Group, at 928-252-2806.


Sun City Festival Community Association


Chartered Club Activities

Pickleball 8:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:30am Dealers Choice Poker 12:30pm Chess 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Euchre Lessons 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Euchre Play 6:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:30pm Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 8:00am Play Anything 9:00am Paper Crafts 9:30am Digital Photo Club 10:30am Contract Bridge 1:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker Trn (1st & 3rd) 5:30pm Omaha Poker (2nd & 4th) 5:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Pickleball 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas HoldEm 12:30pm Paws & Claws (1st Wed) 5:30pm Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 8:00am Lady Putters 7:30am Fine Arts 9:00am Mixed Doubles Tennis 9:00am Line Dancing 11:00am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:30pm Water Volleyball 2:00pm Volleyball 3:00pm Dealers Choice Poker 5:00pm Table Tennis 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Pickleball 8:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am Mixed Doubles Tennis 9:00am FABs Luncheon 11:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Bunco 7:00pm Pickleball 8:00am Tx Hold Em Poker 12:30pm Table Tennis 1:00pm Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm Bocce Ball 2:00pm Table Tennis 3:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm

Judi and Stan Kuczek

enjoyed meeting so many new friends that share common interests. After retiring from teaching nursing at Northern Illinois University Judi worked at Arrowhead Hospital until September 2010, when work began to interfere with the many activities at Festival. After being a nurse for 42 years, Judi retired her license. Judi is involved in a variety of activities and clubs at SCF. She is a member of the Lady Putters and the Players Club, President of the Paper Crafts and More Club, Secretary of the Pickleball Club and Secretary of the Crafty Scrappers. Judi also volunteers cooking for the firefighters and working in the lending library at the Sage Center. Stan became involved in the SCF Softball Club during its infancy and has been actively involved since joining. He has been a team manager each year, on the rating committee and is the current Community League Commissioner. Stan and Judi celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past July. They have a daughter Lindsay and a son Christopher.


Stan and Judi moved to Sun City Festival in April 2007 after Stan retired from York International HVAC Corporation as a Territory Manager where he worked for 28 years. Stan and Judi were both interested in seeking a warmer climate for their retirement years after living in the Chicagoland area all of their lives and enduring some incredibly snowy winters. While visiting their son stationed at 29 Palms Marine Corps Base, they traveled to Phoenix and began thinking about moving out West. After looking in Las Vegas and then Phoenix, Stan and Judi settled on Sun City Festival. It was difficult to imagine what Festival would eventually become with so much building taking place at the time. They have truly enjoyed their decision and have




October 29 Player Development Clinic October 8-28 Golf Course Closed for Over-Seeding Every Tuesday SCF Womens Golf Group December 5th - 9 am General Membership Meeting Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Sun City Festival Mens Golf Group

Monday - Tuesday 11:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm

Hours of Operation:

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 pm - 6 pm Sunday Breakfast: 8 am - 12 pm Sunday All Day Menu: 12 pm - 7 pm Pizza Mondays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm Taco Tuesdays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm


Wednesdays, Asian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm Thursdays, Italian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm Fridays, Seafood Night: 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturdays, Prime Rib Night: 4 pm - 8 pm



Fitness Classes
Every Monday Yoga 8:45 am Pilates 8:45 am Body Sculpting 10:00 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Zumba Gold 11:00 am Every Tuesday Rhythm & Moves 8:00 am Cardio Core 9:15 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 10:30 am Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Wednesday Yoga 8:45 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Tai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Pilates 10:15 am Body Sculpting 11:30 am Zumba Gold 12:30 pm Every Thursday Rhythm & Moves 8:00 am Cardio Core 9:15 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 10:30 am Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Friday Yoga 8:00 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 8:30 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am

Break The Old Habits

We all know exercise is good for us. It helps control blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., weight. Exercise makes your heart stronger, more efFitness/Wellness Director ficient, and maintains strength and bone density. Its also a great prevention of disease. As a result, we faithfully and habitually take our daily walk, spend time on the treadmill, and/ or lift weights. However, you may not be receiving the MAXIMUM benefits for all your efforts. Our bodies are stimulus-response mechanisms. The heart, muscles and all the other body parts respond (get stronger and more fit) to the stimulus of exercise. This response (fitness) is exactly the amount needed no more, no less. The results of our consistent, daily exercise are limited when we do the same exercise, for the same amount of time, at the same effort without variation. The body only benefits and responds so much to the same stimulus. By providing 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 and makes complete sense when we do the same exercise day after day. Differing exercise or changing your routine, substantially increases the likelihood of sticking with a consistent exercise program. 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 limit, or totally prevent, exercise performance. Exercise variation prevents one particular part of the body from repeatedly undergoing the same movement or experiencing the same stress. So, instead of five days per week at the same speed for the same amount of time on the treadmill, 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 free weight equipment or challenge yourself with body-weight exercises. Consistent change of exercise keeps the body challenged, minimizes risk of repetitive stress injuries, and prevents boredom.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Oct. 5 at 2 pm; Oct. 15 at 9 am

Fitness/Wellness Services
Massage Therapy: Male & Female Therapists, 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

Sun City Festival Sponsors USAPA National Tournament

Once again, Sun City Festival is sponsoring the USAPA National Tournament beginning November 4th through November 12th. Over 400 participants from the United States, Canada and Mexico will be in attendance. Men and women ranging in age from 19+ up through 80+ will be competing in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Members of the Sun City Pickleball Club will be competing in the Nationals, so come out and support your friends and neighbors. Events begin at 8 am each day. See you there!

Marketplace Partners
Advertise your business in this free, monthly publication to Sun City Festival residents. Contact Lisa Annett at or at 928-252-2133 for more information.

Contact Information & Important Numbers

Bruce Friedman Community Manager 928-252-2103 Carol Jackson Community Standards 928-252-2105 Lisa Annett Communications Coordinator 928-252-2133 Chuck Eier Fitness & Wellness Director 928-252-2115 George Jeffers, Ed. D. ASU Lifelong Learning Coordinator 928-252-2107 Caring Neighbors 928-252-2118 Copper Canyon Golf Club/ Indigo Grille 928-252-6445

S & E Perez Landscaping

Cleaning Trimming Cactus Removal Pruning Sprinkler Systems Rock Spreading Plant Sales Planting and much more!
Free Estimates

Sales Center 928-252-6500 Del Webb Customer Service 800-664-3183

Steven D. Kelley
928-252-2323 bus 928-458-7594 fax

Hours of Operation
Sage Recreation Center
928-252-2100 Fax: 928-252-2102


Associate Broker

Eddie: 623-238-1900 Sergio: 602-228-3120

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 - 7:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm