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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

July 2013


Sun City Festival Community Association

Wednesday, July 10 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Bob Marotta & Friends

by Pat-Mark Productions


Saturday, July 13 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Ask about our Summer Loyalty Card and learn how to receive a Free Dessert or Appetizer!

Wednesday, July 17 3:00 - 6:00 PM Costume Contest Tropical Drink Specials

Hawaiian Nights

Like Minds Band

Wednesday, July 24 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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

Flag Day Tournament Thursday, July 4 - 7:06 - 9:30 am Tee Times

Golf Shop Summer Sizzle Sale

Sales Starts Friday, June 28 and Ends Friday, July 5th
Receive 25% to 50% off your entire merchandise purchase. Residents will shop and then proceed to the counter where they will pick an American Flag that will show the percent savings they receive.

Individual Stroke Play Competition Players will be given an American Flag and will place it on the ground when they shoot par plus their handicap. The player that makes it the furthest around the course before they place their flag will win. Prizes for Mens and Womens Divisions will be awarded. Price: $29 Annual Pass Holders $47 Sun City Festival Residents $55 Resident Guest Price includes: Green Fee, Cart, Range Balls, Prize Fund, and Lunch! Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Horse Race / Shootout Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 PM

Cost: $5 per person
This event is a great time! Its almost full contact golf as your competitors egg you on, sometimes in your backswing. 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!

Peg N Keg Thursday, July 11 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.

Festival of Lights 2013 Planning Committee Members Needed - Join Today!
Sun City Festival is making plans for the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS event to be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. This holiday activity is guaranteed to become an annual community tradition! The event will include a light parade with golf carts and other motorized vehicles, a home decorating competition, and a reception at the Sage Center. A planning committee is needed to help coordinate this fun-filled event. Attendance is required at periodic planning meetings, as well as a strong desire and commitment to facilitate and produce all aspects of the event. The first committee meeting will be scheduled in August and will be announced after the committee is assembled. Participate in the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS and join the committee today! Interested residents should contact Tracy Citrano at 928252-2104 or

Community Events
July 3 Let Freedom Ring Independence Day Celebration and Pool Party 6-10 pm Sage Center Pool/Patio July 8 Arizona Solar Solutions 10:00 am Sable Room July 9 Neighborhood Representatives Mtg 1:30 pm Celebration Hall July 11 Buckeye Bookmobile 9:00 am Sage Center Parking Lot REC Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room July 13 Bingo Blast & Pizza Party 6-10 pm Celebration Hall July 23 Quarterly Board of Directors Mtg 6:30 pm Celebration Hall July 24 - 25 Ft. McDowell Casino - Overnight Trip 10 am Depart Sage Center Noon on 25th Depart Casino July 25 Buckeye Bookmobile 9:00 am Sage Center Parking Lot July 28 Sunday Movie Matinee, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 1 pm Celebration Hall July 30 Ft. McDowell Casino - Day Trip 9 am Depart Sage Center 4 pm Depart Casino



August 17: Return of the Sunrise Social Pancake Breakfast September 12: Comedy Night with Mark Klein September 21: Let the Sunshine In - Return to Woodstock Hippie Pool Party October 5: Concert In The Park

6 Prescott Frontier Days & Rodeo 10 Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff 13 Sharlot Hall Museums 2013 Indian Art Market 25 Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs


3 Wine Tasting at Two Sonoita Vineyards 10 Arizona Diamondbacks vs NY Mets 17 Hairspray at Hale Centre Theatre - Matinee Performance

Register 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 of the 31 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 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 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

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! 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 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. Well 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. We are suspending our meetings until fall as the summers are too warm for our pets. 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. Open Play M-Sat @ 7am, M-Tu-Th @ 7pm. 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. Wed 9am - 2pm; 2nd Saturday each month. Contact: Bonnie Lenke 623-229-6400

The Softball Club

Festival men & women of all skill levels are invited to play slow pitch softball! MaySept. games start at 8 am on Mon, every other Thurs, & every other Sat. We welcome volunteers to umpire or keep score. Practice starts at 7:30 am Tue. Contact: Jim Monachino 623-853-3287

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 3-course meal (set menu) made by members in their homes. Enjoy new friends, new recipes, tables of 8. Summer is a great time to join in, we usually dine the 3rd Sunday. 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 Tues & Thur at 8 am. Check the court bulletin board & tennis web page for other sessions and times. Contact: Dan Walton 928-252-3990

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: Rich Sackett 480-809-5848

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 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 7:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:30am Dealers Choice Poker 12:30pm Chess 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Euchre 6:30pm Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Tuesday Pickleball 7:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 8:00am Players Club 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 Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Wednesday Pickleball 7:00am Mens 3.0 Drop-In 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:30pm Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas HoldEm Poker 12:30pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 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 7:00am Lady Putters 7:30am Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 8:00am Fine Arts 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 Dealers Choice Poker 5:00pm Table Tennis 6:00pm Digital Photo Club 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Friday Pickleball 7:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am FABs Luncheon 11:30am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 1:00pm Pickleball Mixed Skill Level 1:00pm Bunco 7:00pm Saturday Pickleball 7:00am Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am Dont Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm 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

Sharon and Bob Schmidt

Sharon and Bob both grew up in Central Nebraska and moved to Arizona to escape the cold winters, mosquitos, and the humid summers. They still remain loyal to the Big Red as you will see the Husker Flag flying high every Saturday during the football season in their backyard. Bob and Sharon are full time Arizona residents, unless they find another warm place to travel with a beach and wine. Several trips each year are centered around their four grandsons and boys activities. Bob worked in the Crop Insurance business for thirty-three years throughout Nebraska and the midwest. Sharon was working for 3M Company as an inventory control supervisor when she met Bob. Upon leaving the corporate world in 1997, they combined their talents to start and grow a crop insurance agency and service center. In 2007, they sold the agency and service center and looked for a place to retire, build a home, and thus their arrival at Sun City Festival in 2008. Bob and Sharon like to share a good bottle of wine or beverages with friends and neighbors, and they both belong to Barrel Buddies and the Brew Crew. Sharon has joined the Pottery/Ceramics Club, and Bob participates in the Softball Club. They both enjoy playing the Copper Canyon Golf Course. Sun City Festival has become home with friends and neighbors from many states and Canada to share new adventures and activities. GO BIG RED!

July 4 Flag Day Tournament July 11 Peg N Keg July 18 Horse Race/Shootout Every Tuesday SCF Womens Golf Group Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Sun City Festival Mens 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 Group Cycling 5:00 pm
by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., Fitness/Wellness Director

Preventing Memory Loss

Much like the muscles and heart, the brain needs exercise to keep it strong and functioning effectively. Also, like the muscles and the heart, without exercise and some TLC the brain tends to lose function with age. The good news is that we can do things to help the brain and memory in order to avoid age-related decline.

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 Tai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Rhythm & Moves Plus 11:30 am Group Cycling 5:00 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 Every Friday Yoga 8:00 am Pilates 8:00 am Body Sculpting 9:15 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Zumba Gold 10:15 am Strength, Stretch, Balance 1:00 pm Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am Rhythm & Moves PLUS 9:30 am

Reduce stress and anxiety. Cortisol, a hormone released when we are under stress, has been shown to shrink the memory centers of the brain. Stretching, relaxation and meditation have all demonstrated stress relief, reduced cortisol levels and memory improvement. Multi-tasking can actually be detrimental to memory function. Stick to one task at a time. When attempting to focus on multiple tasks, the brains processing changes and memory diminishes. Focus on one task at a time to ensure maximum memory of both. For example, listening to news while reading a magazine will diminish recall of both. Keep the cholesterol under control. Just as cholesterol creates plaque blockages in veins and arteries of the heart, the fatty substance also creates blockages in the brain. The results are just the same. Blockages diminish blood flow to the brain, robbing it of oxygen and nutrients. Use prescription drugs with caution and discretion. Many common medications can stay in the body for a long time and create memory lapse. These include: beta-blockers, painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs. Sip some red wine. Resveratrol found in red wine helps keep cholesterol in check and reduces risk of circulation-blocking plaque build-up. Resveratrol may also help ward off Alzheimers disease. Eat the good stuff. Omega-3 fats are great for helping brain and memory function. In addition, foods rich in antioxidants (many fruits and vegetables) also boost brain power. Keep moving. A brisk walk every day, or other cardiovascular exercise increase circulation and oxygen to the brain. This helps growth of white matter and will increase neuron connections. Practice brain games. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, card games, and anything challenging to the memory work well to help maintain the brain function. In short, if you dont use it, you lose it. and other websites provide tools and games to help improve memory skills. We have many tools which can help maintain memory and cognitive function of the brain. As with the rest of the body the brain is something which needs stimulation and activity to maintain tip-top condition.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

July 5 at 2 pm July 15 at 9 am

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

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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

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Wood Shop & Craft Studios

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