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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

December 2013


Sun City Festival Community Association

Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mixed Greens Salad with Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, and Holiday Spiced Apple Cider Vinaigrette Herb & Garlic Roasted Turkey with Gravy Honey Glazed Sliced Ham Cranberry Orange Sauce Buttery Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows Traditional Herbed Stuffing Baked Rolls with Whipped Butter Pumpkin Pie & Traditional Cheesecake with Whipped Cream

Howie Bartolo
Wednesday, December 18 4 - 6 PM

Level 2 Featuring

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$22 Adults Inclusive

$11 Kids 12 & Under

Saturday, December 21 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Reservations Required 928-252-6445 Ext 209

Dining Hours: Sun. 8 am - 7 pm, Mon. & Tue. 11 am - 7 pm, Wed. thru Sat. 11 am - 8 pm Happy Hour: Mon. thru Fri. 3 pm - 6 pm

Get Golf Ready Clinics Golf Shop Semi-Annual Shopping Sale
Friday, December 6 5:00 - 7:00 pm Please join us for our Semi-Annual Shopping Sale, where wines and appetizers wont 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 - 5 pm in preparation for the big event. December 16 - December 20 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 at 11:00 am. Space is limited so please sign up early. For more information or to sign up, please call or visit the Pro Shop. $15/Session

Monday, December 16 Tee Time is 3:00 pm

Nine and Dine

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.

December Activities & Events
December 2 Humana Medicare Seminar 9 am Sable Room December 5 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot Harmon Solar 10 am Sable Room December 6 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade 4:30 pm Line-up & Judging Sage Ctr 6 pm Parade Begins Maps of Route at Member Services Holiday Dessert Party 7 pm Celebration Hall December 9 AXA Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room December 11-12 Ft. McDowell Casino - Overnight Trip 10 am Bus Departs Sage Center Noon Bus Departs Casino on 12th December 12 Streamline Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room December 15 Sunday Movie Matinee, RED 2 1 pm Celebration Hall December 17 Sun Valley Solar Solutions Seminar 10 am Celebration Hall West December 19 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot December 31 New Years Eve Casino Night 8:30 pm Celebration Hall

Register For December Classes Today!

Its not too late to register for December lifelong learning classes that start in December! Festival residents can register at the Sage Center Member Services Desk during business hours for any of the following classes. Dec. 4: Beginning Meditation Dec. 5: Year-End Strategies That May Save Income Tax Dollars Dec. 6: Social Security Information Workshop Dec. 9: Angels in Art Dec. 9: Alaska Beyond the Cruise Dec. 16: George Frederick Handel - his family, orchestra pieces, and operas Spring 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning class registration will begin in January, watch for upcoming information.



1 The Phoenix Symphony Holiday Pops! 3 Zoolights & Holiday Lights 6 Evita - Evening Performance 7 A Christmas Carol - Matinee Show 8 Cave Creek Smokehouse & Christmas Pageant 11 Arizona Opry Holiday Show 11 Luminarias & Lights at Desert Botanical Garden 14 Sedona & Tlaquepaque Festival of Lights 14 The Duttons, Holiday Lights, Mormon Temple, and Glendale Glitters

5 Mamma Mia 25 Mexico Shopping Trip

Register at Member Services Today!

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 30 clubs that interest you. You may find many new opportunities and even make some new friends in the process. Learn more about these clubs, go 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

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 Tuesdays from 9:30 am - Noon. Evening classes are 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays. We incorporate all skill levels and include rubber stamping, tea bag folding, and more. Contact: Marge Marcotte 928-252-6906 Sharon Ziede

Our members learn social and line dances in a fun environment. Couples dance lessons taught 2-3 times per year Mon. 6:30 pm. Registration is required. Line Dance is Thurs 10:30 am Basic Steps; 11:00 am Dance Lessons. Contact: Ellie Brachfeld 732-616-4667

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. Our next training class is January 2014. 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 Tuesday. Mens Group play is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 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 and welcome residents of any skill level. Woodcarving Class is every Wednesday at 8 am in the shop. The new Ring Machine is operating & offers a simple way to make bowls. Our general meeting is every 3rd Friday of the month. 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

We participated in the Veterans Day Ceremony in Nov. We will be entertaining at the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade and at the Holiday Dessert Party on Dec. 6. We will be caroling Dec. 12 at the Indigo Grille at 4 pm. Please join us! Have a great Holiday Season!
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 all 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 in the fun! Open Play is daily 8amnoon and every M-TuTh @ 6:30 pm. Free lessons every Wed at 10am - paddles provided. 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 Saturdays or Sundays 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 Monday afternoons, Wednesday and Thursdays - 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! Our Winter Season runs through March. Games are played M-F, starting at 8:30 am. Never too late to join a team. 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. the New Year is a great time to join in, we usually dine the 3rd Sunday. Contact: Carol Komassa 928-252-3400

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

Tennis Club

We offer opportunities for all levels of play. Mixed Doubles Dropin sessions are on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 am. Check the court bulletin board and 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 and 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

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

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


Sun City Festival Community Association


Chartered Club Activities

Monday Pickleball 8:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:30am Dealers Choice Poker 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Deep Stack TX HoldEm (last Mon) 6:00pm Euchre 6:30pm Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Tuesday Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 7:30am Players Club -Play Anything 9:00am Paper Crafts & More 9:30am Digital Photo Club 10:00am Contract Bridge 1:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker Trn (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30am Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm Wednesday Pickleball 8:00am Mens 3.0 Drop-In 8:00am Wood Carving Class 8:00 am Fine Arts 8:30am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Players Club -Open Play 9:00am Pickleball Lessons 10:00am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:30pm Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas HoldEm Poker 12:30pm 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 Lady Putters 7:30am Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 7:30am Fine Arts 9:00am Line Dancing Basic Steps 10:30am Line Dancing Lessons 11:00am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm 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 6:30pm Partners Pinochle 6:30am Friday Pickleball 8:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am FABs Luncheon 11:30am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Bunco 6:30pm Saturday Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am Dont Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm Texas HoldEm 12:30pm 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

Dick Anderson
Dick has always lived in Minnesota and still owns a home in Waite Park (St. Cloud area). Previously, he has lived in various Minnesota towns such as Willmar, Rochester, and Mankato. He has two wonderful step kids, a son and daughter, who live in Minnesota. His daughter has two young children whom he enjoys spending time with. Dick has been in the Holiday Inn hotel business since he was 16 years old and now, along with his sister-in-law, has two Holiday Inns in St. Cloud including a Holiday Express Hotel & Suites and one that is a full-service conference center. He owned a 32-foot Grand Banks boat in the Seattle area from November 2006-February 2011 and met some wonderful people while taking many great trips in Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and into British Columbia, Canada. For the past 17 years, Dick has presented the Junior Achievement Program to K-3rd graders in St. Cloud. Because of his involvement in the Junior Achievement Program, he is in the classroom about 50 times each year, and this past year he presented the J. A. Program to 1st and 2nd graders here at Festival Foothills Elementary School. A few years ago he also presented this program in Belize, Central America. Dick moved into his Sun City Festival home in October 2012 and enjoys going to church, has attempted to play pickleball, plays bunco, bocce ball, and participates in the Social Dance Club. Morning coffee in the Cyber Cafe with friends is a favorite time. He also likes jogging approximately four miles, three times per week to help him clear his head. He doesnt drink alcohol but likes to socialize and is always ready to gather with friends. He said, I feel blessed to have found all of you here at Sun City Festival and has been graciously welcomed into his neighborhood.

December 16 - 20 Get Golf Ready Clinic December 16 Nine and Dine Every Tuesday SCF Womens Golf Group Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Sun City Festival Mens Golf Group

Monday - Tuesday Wednesday - Saturday Happy Hour: M - F Sunday Breakfast: Sunday All Day Menu:

Hours of Operation:

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

8 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm 4 pm - 8 pm 4 pm - 8 pm

Pizza Mondays: All Day Taco Tuesdays: All Day Thursdays, Italian Night: Fridays, Fish/Seafood:

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

Variety Is The Spice Of Life

by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., Fitness/Wellness Director

We all know exercise is good for us. It helps control blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight. Exercise makes our heart stronger and more efficient. Exercise helps maintain and increase strength and bone density. As a result, we faithfully take our daily walk, spend time on the treadmill, and/or lift weights. However, we may not be providing ourselves with the MAXIMAL benefits for all our efforts. Our bodies are stimulus-response mechanisms. Whats more, the body is basically lazy. The heart, the muscles and all the other body parts will respond (get stronger and more fit) to the stimulus of exercise. And, the response (fitness) is exactly the amount needed-no more, no less. The response of consistent, daily stimulus by exercise goes only so far when we do the same exercise, for the same amount of time, at the same effort level, in perpetuity. The body will get only so much benefit and respond only so much to the same constant 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. It only makes sense for us to get bored when we do the same exercise day after day. Doing different exercise, or changing the 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 substantially limit, or totally prevent, exercise performance. Exercise variety prevents one particular part of the body from repeatedly undergoing the same movement or the same stress. So, instead of that 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. Or, try increasing/varying the speed or incline on the treadmill. Turn up the resistance on the bike or elliptical trainer. Instead of the same weight machine exercises for the shoulder or back muscles, try using some of the free weight equipment, or challenge yourself with body weight exercises. Consistently changing the exercise routine keeps the body continually challenged and prevents boredom and injury.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Dec. 6 at 2 pm Dec. 16 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

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 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

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