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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

April 2013

Introducing Leigh Klein, Our New Community Standards Specialist

Leigh Klein, the Community Associations newly hired Community Standards Specialist, joins us upon the retirement of Carol Jackson. For many years, Leigh has worked in the commercial property management industry and has managed portfolios consisting of industrial, retail and Class A office buildings. Leigh lives in Surprise with her husband and two of her three children. She was born and raised in the Valley, attended Glendale High School and went on to study at Lamson Junior College in Phoenix, Arizona. The Community Association thanks Carol for her years of hard work and dedication to Sun City Festival. We wish her the best as she begins her well deserved retirement years.

Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, April 23 1:30 PM Celebration Hall


Sun City Festival Community Association

Join us for fun times, great food, drinks and fantastic music!

Wednesday, April 17th

4:00 - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 30th

4:00 - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour

Dining Hours: Sunday 8 am - 7 pm, Monday & Tuesday 11 am - 7 pm, Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Happy Hour: Monday thru Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Nine and Dine

Monday, April 22 Tee Time at 3:30 pm

Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner buffet. Dinner will be at approximately 5/5:30 pm. Please sign up in the Pro Shop.

Get Golf Ready Clinics Golf Shops Wine Shopping Sale
Friday, April 12 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Please join us for our Annual Wine Shopping Sale, where wine will not be the only thing you enjoy. Receive discounts up to 50% off your entire purchase of golf shop merchandise in a fun, festive atmosphere. Please remember that the Golf Shop will be closed from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in preparation for the big event. April 15 - 19 at 9:00 - 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 and Thursday Golf Clinics

Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Space is limited so sign up early. For more information or to sign up, please call or visit the Pro Shop. $15/Session


April Community Events

April 4 Mary Kay Ageless Beauty Presentation 2-4 pm Celebration Hall April 4 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot April 6 Murder at the Sagebrush Saloon 6 pm Celebration Hall April 11 Arizona Solar Solutions 10 am Sable Room April 13 Free Concert, Tax-Free Tunes 7-10 pm Sage Center Pool & Patio April 16 Financial Seminar by JC Grason 4 pm Celebration Hall West April 18 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot Fort McDowell Casino - Day Trip 10 am Bus Departs Sage Center April 19 Community Potluck 5:30 pm Celebration Hall April 20 Bocce Ball-A-Palooza & Pizza Party 2 pm Tournament Begins 6:30 pm Pizza Party April 22 Sun Valley Solar Seminar 9:30 am Sable Room

13 The 39 Steps - Matinee Show 21 A Big Band Celebration with The Phoenix Symphony

Fort McDowell Casino - Overnight Trip 10 am Bus Departs Sage Center AARP Driver Safety Program 12-4 pm Celebration Hall West April 23 Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 pm Celebration Hall April 25 Stargazing Adventure 7-9 pm Celebration Hall April 28 Sunday Movie Matinee, Flight 2 pm Celebration Hall

15 21 25 26 Bearizona & Grand Canyon Deer Farm Topia at the Desert Botanical Garden Damn Yankees Performance From Broadway to Symphony Hall

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Chartered clubs
Sun City Festival offers a spectacular variety of activities for all residents, including an assortment of Chartered Clubs ranging from hobbies and various arts and crafts groups to sports, food, and social groups. Browse the listings and join any clubs that interest you. You may find many new opportunities and even make some new friends in the process. Learn more about these clubs, to to the community website at under Clubs and Interest Groups. Take advantage of joining online and viewing club pictures, calendars, and event information.

The Quilting Bees

Quilt raffle winner Susan Miller is a resident of Sun City Festival. Contact us for more information or to join the Quilting Bees. Contact: Kathy Knutson 928-252-2482

The Lady Putters

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of friends while enhancing and developing your putting skills. We play on Mondays at 12:30pm and Thursdays at 9:30am. Please join us. Contact: Judy Handick 503-799-6702

Festival Car Club

A mixture of Muscle, Vintage and Sports Car enthusiasts dedicated to having fun. We sponsor monthly outings, events and road trips. Contact:
Perry Burrell 928-252-2097 or Damon Deacon 928-252-6649

Glass Arts Club

Members create traditional stained glass and warm glass through workshops, demonstrations, selfexploration and shared expertise. Glass Studio is open M-Sat 7am7pm; Sun 1pm-7pm.

Field and Stream

We meet the 1st Wed each month. Range Day is the 2nd Fri monthly & we gather at 7 am to car pool to the range. Contact: Steven Kelley 480-544-7037 or

Golf Chartered Club

Contact: Barbara Waggoner 928-252-2958

We are always accepting applications for new members! Womens Group play every Tue. Mens Group play every Mon., Wed., Fri. Contact: Ken Erdmann Mens Golf Group, 928252-3357 or Cyndy Czernysz for Womens Golf Group, 928-2522806

Festival Association of Beauties (FABs)

We promote social interaction among women at Sun City Festival and meet for lunch every Friday, at 11:30 am, at the Indigo Grille. FABs is open to all residents of Sun City Festival. Contact: Karen Gierman

Festival RV Club

Join us to learn more about RVing and find ways to enhance the RV life you love. We bring together those who wish to travel and who enjoy the recreational vehicle lifestyle. Contact: Bill Hallock 936-239-7423

Social Dance Club

Our members learn social and line dances in a fun environment. Couples dance lessons continue until Mon, April 8 at 6:30 pm. Line dance on Thur. 10:30 am Basic Steps, 11 am Dance Lessons. Contact: Jo Palaoro 928-252-6778

Woodcrafters Club
The Club encourages all facets of woodworking. We welcome residents of any skill levels. Members learn new wood skills and work on various projects with members of varying experience. Instructional classes are scheduled periodically. Contact: Dave Dietz 928-252-2610

Paper Crafts & More

Desert Harmony

Join us Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. Evening classes are at 6 pm. We incorporate all skill levels and include rubber stamping, tea bag folding, and more. Contact: Marge Marcotte 928-252-6906 Sharon Ziede 928-2526059

Thanks to all who attended Karaoke with Style on Feb 2. We appreciate your support, your next Karaoke is March 22. Our Spring Concert, Songs from Our Past is March 24 at 4 pm. Contact: Pat Kubler 623-521-9687 or desertharmonyscf@

Paws & Claws Pet Club

Digital Photo Club

We offer all types of pet information to pet owners. Mugs & Muffins is at 9 am on the 3rd Thurs. each month. Contact the Club President for location & further info. Contact club president for info on April 25th meeting. Contact: Kathi Landis 503-580-6069

We offer photographic opportunities for experience levels. Monthly meetings are the 1st Thurs 6:30-8pm. We offer many workshops and presentations. Join us for fun.
Contact: Carroll Reynolds 928-252-2797 or at

Pickleball Club

We are dedicated to the promotion of Pickleball and encourage everyone to come out and join us. Current Open Play for members is daily 8am-12pm. Check the court bulletin board for future time changes. Contact: Jim Werner 928-252-3618

Chartered clubs


Mystery Riders

We are a group of motorcyle enthusiasts who ride on Thursdays and at least two Sat or Sun per month throughout Arizona. We have all makes and models in our group. Contact: Ed Zvonik 928-252-3849

Fine Arts Club

Creatively Making a Difference. Come join us. Classes are offered Mon afternoons, Wed and Thurs October thru April. Beginners thru advanced artists are welcome. Contact: Pat Bolhous 309-945-3831

Crafty Scrappers

Join us in preserving your memories digitally or with traditional scrapbooking. Mon 9am - 3pm; Wed 9am - 2pm; 2nd Saturday each month. Contact: Bonnie Lenke 623-229-6400 bonnielenke@msn.

The Softball Club

All skill levels are welcome, no experience needed. Visit the softball field on Mon, Wed, Thur, and Fri from 9 am-3 pm to watch us. Contact: Bill Jenkins 928-252-3298

Canadian/American Friendship Club

We bring Americans and Canadians together for fun and friendship. We plan various activities, trips, and more. Contact: Terry Barnard 928-232-0262 or Chuck Smith 928-252-6976

Gourmet Club

Dinners are usually on the 3rd Sunday each month, tables of 8, a 4-course dinner with set menu. Try new foods and meet nice foodies in their homes to enjoy the best meal in town of SCF! Contact: Carol Komassa 928-252-3400

Model Railroad Club

Tennis Club

Join us if you have an interest in railroad and enjoy planning, building and operating model railroad education. Contact: Ed Krajca 928-252-6147

We offer game opportunities for all levels of play. Mixed Doubles Drop-in are on Mon & Thur at 9 am. Contact Paul Wright for Sat. scheduled mixed doubles information. Contact: Dan Walton 928-252-3990 Paul Wright 603-398-9711

Barrel Buddies

We hold wine tasting group events in our members homes (twice per month), at outside venues, or joint events with other wine clubs. Contact: Steven Miller 928-252-6640

Pottery & Ceramics Club

Stop by our fabulous new studio and check out our Pottery and Ceramic projects in progress. Please contact us if you are interested in joining. Contact: Bob Walters 928-252-6686

Dont Worry, Bead Happy

Join us if you are interested in beading jewelry and other related beading projects. Beginners & advanced crafters welcome. Contact: Marlene Silver 623-249-5917

Knit One & Crochet Too

Join us if you knit, crochet or would like to learn. Weekly gatherings are Mon. 9:30 -11:30 am, Tues 1-4 pm, and Thurs. 1:30-5:30. Drop in to participate anytime. Contact: Dorothy Cushley 928-252-2084

Genealogy Club

Learn the what, where and how of genealogy. We share techniques, methods, resources, and facilities used in genealogy research. Meetings are 2nd Wed, Oct - May at 3pm. Contact: David Komassa 252-3400

The Players Club

We offer 12 different board and card games 7 days a week. New members are welcome. See the newsletter calendar, Ch22 or Fitness Bulletin Brd for dates and times. Contact: Jay Cohn 928-252-6104

The Brew Crew

We have hosted many successful events with a variety of beers and conversation. Contact us for information on upcoming events. Contact: Milt Levy 928-252-6952 or Mark Silver 623-249-5917

Hiking Club

We offer many exciting hiking trips all over the region and meet once a month to review previous & upcoming trips. We offer all levels of hiking to suite your experience. Contact: Patrick Smith 928-252-6018


Sun City Festival Community Association


Chartered Club Activities

Monday Pickleball 8:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:30am Dealers Choice Poker 12:30pm Cribbage 1:00pm Chess 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Euchre 6:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:30pm Tuesday Pickleball 8:00am Play Anything 9:00am Paper Crafts 9:30am Digital Photo Club 10:00am Contract Bridge 1:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker Trn (1st & 3rd) 5:30pm Omaha Poker (2nd & 4th) 5:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Wednesday Pickleball 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Mens 3.0 Drop-In 9:00am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:30pm Players Club Open Play 9:00am Pickleball Lessons 10:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas HoldEm 12:30pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Dont Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm Paws & Claws (1st Wed) 5:30pm Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Thursday Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am Lady Putters 7:30am Fine Arts 9:00am Mixed Doubles Tennis 9:00am Line Dancing Basic Steps 10:30am Line Dancing 11:00am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:30pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Volleyball 3:00pm Dealers Choice Poker 5:00pm Table Tennis 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Digital Photo Club 6:30pm Friday Pickleball 8:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am FABs Luncheon 11:30am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Bunco 7:00pm Saturday Pickleball 8:00am Dont Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker 12:30pm Table Tennis 1:00pm Pickleball Open Play Novice/Beginners 1:00pm Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm Sunday Quilting Bees 9:00am Bocce Ball 2:00pm Table Tennis 3:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm

JC Whitfield & Patrick Smith

continues today. Both JC and Patrick thoroughly enjoyed the huge ecosystem of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. This enjoyment carries over to Arizona as they now enjoy the deserts, canyons, mountains and rivers of Arizona through their efforts with the Sun City Festival Hiking Club. JC and Patrick were married in 2009 while flying over the valley called Jackson Hole with the preacher and a witness in the back seats and they honeymooned at the Oshkosh Fly-In. JC got her pilots license years before Patrick and is a great co-pilot. They feel that the mountain view from Festival is inspiring and flying in the area, as well as the rest of Arizona, is also wonderful. More often than flying, they enjoy the people and activities of Sun City Festival including, desert biking, golf, the Sage Fitness Center, pickleball, and parties. They have always lived out of town so Sun City Festival works perfect for them. After all, Whats not to like about Sun City Festival?!

Patrick grew up in eastern Virginia and upon becoming a Ranger with the National Park Service, worked in park areas nationwide, including Devils Tower, Shenandoah, Everglades, and Crater Lake. He served his final 10 years as Chief Ranger Naturalist at Grand Teton. JC served as Jackson Holes Trauma Therapist and was a Search and Rescue Team member doing avalanche, swift-water, cave, backcountry and technical climbing rescue work. She also enjoyed her hunter-jumper and national dressage horse competitions. After retirement, Patrick served as a volunteer for the Park and Forest Services, and for 10 years as a Commissioner on the Jackson Hole Airport Board. To be better informed on the Board, he got his pilots license, thereby beginning flight-seeing that

April 12 Golf Shop Wine Sale April 15 - 19 Get Golf Ready Clinics April 22 Nine and Dine Every Tuesday SCF Womens Golf Group
April 16 & 18 Chicks with Sticks & 18ers Spring Babes Duo

Monday - Tuesday Wednesday - Saturday

Hours of Operation:

11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 8 pm 3 pm - 6 pm

Happy Hour: Mon - Fri Sunday Breakfast: Sunday All Day Menu: Pizza Mondays: All Day Taco Tuesdays: All Day

8 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm

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

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Sun City Festival Mens Golf Group

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 11:00 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 Body Sculpting 8:00 am Yoga 8:45 am Zumba Gold 9:00 pm Pilates 10:15 am Tai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Rhythm & Moves Plus 11:30 am 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 Pilates 8:00 am Body Sculpting 9:15 am Zumba Gold 10:30 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 1:00 pm Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am Rhythm & Moves PLUS 9:30 am

Keeping Your Cool

As outside temperatures rise, odds of heat-related illness by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., increase substantially. Heat-related illness can be as minor Fitness/Wellness Director as fatigue and muscle cramps or as major as death. All heat-related problems are preventable. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat begins a cascade of worsening problems in the body. Symptoms of heat-related illness can be extreme thirst, headache, lightheadedness, nausea and vomiting, involuntary muscle contraction and fainting. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines three different heat-related illnesses: HEAT CRAMPS - spasmodic muscular contraction brought on by excessive body heat. HEAT EXHAUSTION - collapse without loss of consciousness HEAT STROKE - the final stage of heat exhaustion in which the thermoregulatory system shuts down. This should be treated as a medical emergency. This leads to cardiac arrest and death. The most important thing to prevent heat-related illness is drinking plenty of nondiuretic fluids. Fluid consumption should be ongoing and not limited to times of heat exposure. How much water is enough? Most research recommends approximately 2.5 liters (about 2.6 quarts) of water per day for most adults. This quantity is the minimum requirement for daily living. Heat exposure and exercise increase a persons needs 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) recommendations are 500 ml (17 ounces) of water consumption two hours prior to exercise. During exercise, ACSM guidelines recommend 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. Another way to minimize heat-related illness is simply to avoid the heat. Fitness facilities offer various methods of indoor exercise. A treadmill or stationary bike can be a very good friend when the outside temperature exceeds 100 degrees. Swimming or water aerobics are also great ways to avoid the heat. Or, exercise outside during the early morning hours when temperatures are coolest. Acclimation is another great way to minimize heat-related illness. Gradually increasing exposure over a period of time will teach the body to produce more sweat for greater cooling, and to better tolerate the stress of heat. Heat-related illness is a reality during the hot weather months. However, taking the right steps of appropriate dress, fluid consumption and avoiding exposure to the hottest part of the day can minimize chances of illness.
Sources: American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand Exercise and Fluid Replacement; ACSMs Health Fitness Instructors Handbook, Human Kinetics.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

April 5 @ 2 pm; April 15 @ 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

Marketplace Partners
Contact Lisa Annett at or at 928-252-2133 for more information on advertising in this monthly publication, on the community website, or on Channel 22.

Contact Information
Bruce Friedman Community Manager 928-252-2103

Kathy Anderson

Leigh Klein Community Standards 928-252-2105 Tim Owens Facilities Director 928-252-2130 Lisa Annett Communications Coordinator 928-252-2133 Tracy Citrano Lifestyle Director 928-252-2104 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 Sales Center 928-252-6500 Del Webb Customer Service 800-664-3183


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Sage Recreation Center

928-252-2100 Fax: 928-252-2102 Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wood Shop & Craft Studios

928-252-2283 Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm