Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

May 2013

Cox Communications Bulk Agreement Survey
The Bulk Service Agreement with Cox Communications is set to expire in August 2014. The Neighborhood Representatives Council is collecting data to assist the Board of Directors in determining whether or not to sign a new agreement. One aspect of this effort is to understand the desires of as many of our residents as possible. We ask that each resident complete a short survey to share their opinion with the Community Association before May 10, 2013. A link to the online survey is available from the Home Page of and through recently sent email blasts. A paper version of the survey can be obtained at the Member Services Desk. Please return all completed paper surveys to the Member Services Desk by Friday, May 10, 2013.

Spring Into Fitness Exercise Challenge Wraps Up !
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Spring Into Fitness exercise challenge that took place from March 3 -30th. Congratulations to all who successfully completed the program and earned a prize!


Sun City Festival Community Association

Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 12th

Like Minds
Tuesday, May 7th
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reservations Required Call 928-252-3445 Ext 209 • Omelet Station • Eggs to Order • Eggs Benedict Station • Buffet: Biscuits & Gravy, Mixed Granola & Yogurt, Bacon & Sausage, Sprial Cut Honey Cured Ham, Mixed Fresh Fruit, Croissants, Assorted Danish, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Mini Quiche • Greens Salad • Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing $24.99 Inclusive $14.99 Children 12 & Under

Put on your dancing shoes and come enjoy live music, great food and happy hour drinks!

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

Horse Race / Shootout

Thursday, May 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.

Peg ‘N Keg

Monday, May 20 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.

Two-person teams alternate their shots while the highscoring 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!

Monday, May 27 at 8:00 am Shotgun Cost: To be determined Individual stroke play competition. Prizes for Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Memorial Day Tournament

D o n’t m i s s o u t o n t h e s e g r e a t J u n e e ve n t s !

Community Events
May 1 New Resident Orientation 8:30 am Celebration Hall Edward Jones Seminar 10:00 am Sable Room May 2 Buckeye Bookmobile 9:00 am Sage Center Parking Lot May 4 Concert In The Park 7-9:00 pm Celebration Event Lawn May 9 Arizona Solar Solutions 10:00 am Sable Room May 11 Country Western Round-Up Dance 7-10:00 pm Celebration Hall May 14 Financial Seminar by JC Grason 4:00 pm Celebration Hall West May 15 Redox Signaling Seminar 10:00 am Sable Room May 16 Buckeye Bookmobile 9:00 am Sage Center Parking Lot May 17 Community Potluck 5:30 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

May 22 How do Social Security, Medicare & Long-Term Care Fit Into Your Plan For Retirement? - Seminar by AXA Advisors 10:00 am Sable Room May 24 Moonlight Movie, “Silver Linings” 7:30 pm Amphitheatre May 30 Buckeye Bookmobile 9:00 am Sage Center Parking Lot

2 Salute to the Troops Matinee Performance 30 Sister Act Musical Evening Performance

Sign Up Today at Member Services!


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.

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

Paper Crafts & More

Social Dance Club
Our members learn social and line dances in a fun environment. Line Dance on Thursday 10:30 am Basic Steps; 11:00 am Dance Lessons. Contact: Jo Palaoro 928-252-6778

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 928-252-6059

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. Contact: Barbara Waggoner 928-252-2958

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

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

Festival Association of Beauties (FAB’s)
We promote social interaction among women at Sun City Festival and meet for lunch every Friday, at 11:30 am, at the Indigo Grille. FAB’s is open to all residents of Sun City Festival. Contact: Karen Gierman 928-252-4932

The Quilting Bees

We enjoy getting together for quilting projects. 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

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

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

Desert Harmony

Another successful season is completed with our Spring Concert. We’ll be back with our Christmas presentation on Dec. 8th. Rehearsals start in Sept. Thank you for your continued support! Visit for updates. Contact: Pat Kubler 623-521-9687 or

Paws & Claws Pet Club

Digital Photo Club

We offer all types of pet information to pet owners. Mugs & Muffins is on May 16, please contact Kathi, Club President, for location & other info. 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 Mixed Skills is daily 1-3pm. 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

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

Enjoy a great 3-course meal (set menu) cooked by Gourmet Club members in their homes. Make new friends and enjoy making new recipes. We generally dine at one table of 8, 3rd Sunday each month. See the Club Book in the Sage Center for info. 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 opportunities for all levels of play. Mixed Doubles Drop-in sessions are on Mon & Thur at 9 am. Check the court bulletin board & tennis web page for other scheduled times. 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

Don’t 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 21 morning, afternoon, and evening session of your favorite card & board games. Merely attend any one of your choice to join. 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 Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm Cribbage 1:00pm Chess 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 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 Mixed Skill Level 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 Men’s 3.0 Drop-In 9:00am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:30pm Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas Hold’Em 12:30pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 1:00pm Don’t 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 Mixed Skill Level 1:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:30pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Volleyball 3:00pm Dealer’s 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 FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 1:00pm Bunco 7:00pm Saturday Pickleball 8:00am Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker 12:30pm Table Tennis 1:00pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 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

Jan and David Dietz
We met when Dave, as a favor to a mutual friend, picked up four girls at their homes to go to a dance on the other side of town. Jan was one of them and was just 15. The rest is history; we’ve known each other for 46 years! Married at the young ages of 21 and 23, and have a 40th Wedding Anniversary this year. The kids came 10 years later - Kira is now 29 and Garrett is 26. Kira lived in Scottsdale for two years and recently moved to San Diego. Garrett lives south of Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!). We all were born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and lived there all our lives except for a three year transfer to Tyne and Wear, England. What a great move and a wonderful way to experience other countries. Dave worked for Corning Glass Works, Consumer Group which became World Kitchen, Inc. for 37 years as a mechanical engineer, then Director of Corporate Engineering. Jan worked for Aetna Insurance, Corning Glass Works and the Post Office, then worked harder as a stay at home mom. Dave’s parents moved to Westbrook Village in Peoria, Arizona over 20 years ago from Pittsburgh which then began our yearly vacations to Arizona. After many years of scouting for areas to retire, Sun City Festival seemed to fit our criteria as the place to spend the rest of our lives. What a great decision! We have made great friends and can hardly fit our activities into our calendars. Dave is president of the Woodcrafters Club, is on the Architectural Review Committee and has been Chairman for the Softball Annual Tournament. Jan loves water aerobics, line dancing and participates in Lady Putters. We both enjoy hiking and recently trekked the Grand Canyon with the Hiking Club. We can be found riding bikes, swimming, jet skiing and kayaking on lakes around Arizona. The West is so amazing to us and our goal is to visit every National Park in the United States. “Life is so fun and perfect here in Sun City Festival that we feel we’ve gone to heaven!”

May 20 Peg ‘N Keg May 23 Horse Race/Shootout May 27 Memorial Day Tournament Every Tuesday SCF Women’s Golf Group Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group

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

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 Every Wednesday Body Sculpting 8:00 am Yoga 8:45 am Zumba Gold 9:00 pm Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Pilates 10:15 am T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 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 Every Friday Yoga 8:00 am Pilates 8:00 am Body Sculpting 9:15 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Zumba Gold 10:30 am Strength, Stretch, Balance 1:00 pm Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am Rhythm & Moves PLUS 9:30 am

Do I Need To Lift Weights?
We are continuously bombarded with information about by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., the value of exercise and especially aerobic exercise. We Fitness/Wellness Director know aerobic activity is important for controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body weight and for making the heart strong and efficient. Weight training, especially for people over age 50, is equally valuable for many different reasons. Muscle mass and muscle strength are critical for maintaining activities of daily living, maintaining independence and avoiding disease development. This is true for both women and men. Since muscle mass is metabolically active tissue, weight training can create a seven-percent increase in resting metabolism in just three months. This metabolic boost can offset the three to five-percent per decade reduction in metabolic rate typical of adults over age 50. By helping maintain and/or increase muscle mass, iron pumping will help prevent the five to seven pounds of muscle loss per decade seen in people past 50 years of age. By putting load on muscles, strength training has been shown to increase glucose uptake from the blood. This reduces the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and helps manage the disease should it occur. Lifting weights not only loads muscles, it also creates load on the skeletal system. The result is an increase in bone mineral density reducing risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Even in the absence of dietary restriction, weight training helps create fat loss. By boosting metabolism weight training creates greater ongoing calorie burn and can lead to a four-pound fat loss in just ten weeks and possibly twice that in the presence of calorie restriction. Consistent strength training significantly increases musculoskeletal function. By strengthening muscles around a joint, daily activities are easier and pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be significantly reduced. To gain all the amazing benefits of strength training, it must be performed two or three times per week (three is best). The goal is to slowly perform two sets of twelve repetitions of each exercise making sure to work all of the body’s major muscle groups. In addition, enough resistance should be used to require near maximal effort by repetition number twelve. Done properly and effectively, strength training boosts metabolism, increases bone density and improves body composition. And, all of these benefits apply for both women and men. As with any exercise program, be sure to start slowly and increase gradually after getting a doctor’s approval.
Sources: Westcott, W. and Baechle, T., Strength Training past 50, Second Edition, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL 2007.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
May 3 at 2 pm May 20 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


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