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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396


Happy New Year!

January 2014

Get your spring course schedule and register for classes at Member Services. You can also view and download the schedule and registration form at

Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Festival Foothills Elementary School
All Sun City Festival Residents are Welcome

January 28, 2014 6:30 PM

Help Us Welcome Chef Rodolfo!

Sun City Festival Community Association

Chef Rodolfo started his culinary career at a very early age in short order kitchens before working for American Golf at their Tatum Ranch and Ancala Country Clubs. Chef Rodolfo has since worked in every type of food outlet from the four-star Radisson Resort and Spa in Scottsdale to freestanding restaurants, major catering companies and business hotels, and eventually owning his own catering company for three years. He attended culinary school in Scottsdale and has been a valley resident since 1994. He lives in Phoenix with his wife Gloria, his daughter Mayah and three dogs (two Great Danes and a Coonhound mix). Whenever there’s free time, Rodolfo enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer, going to the lake/beach and traveling.

Bob Marotta & Friends
January 15th 4:00 - 6:00 pm

January 25 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Desert Heat Band
January 29th 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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 Titleist Fitting Day
Thursday, January 9th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sign up in the Pro Shop. January 27 - 31 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

Ping Fitting Day
Thursday, January 23rd 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sign up in the Pro Shop.

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

Nine and Dine

Monday, January 20

Tee Time is 3:00 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.

January Activities & Events
January 7 Utah State’s Summer Citizen Program Lecture - 9 am Celebration Hall West January 10 BINGO Bonanza & Pizza Party 6-10 pm Celebration Hall January 13 Dynamic Wealth - Seminar 9 am Sable Room Discover Health For You - Seminar 11 am Sable Room January 15 Sun Valley Solar Solutions - Seminar 10 am Sable Room January 16 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot Summerwind Solar - Seminar 9 am Sable Room Clear Solutions For Seniors - Seminar 4 pm Celebration Hall West January 18 New Oddyssey - NPA Show 7 pm Celebration Hall January 21 Heat Shield Energy Seminar 11 am Celebration Hall West 2013 Tax Preparation Seminar Presented by Jason Trafford, Total Business Solutions and sponsored by Barbara Jeanne Gallagher, Realtor 6:30 pm Celebration Hall West January 23 Essential Oils - Seminar 10 am Sable Room January 25 Annual Home Expo 9 am - 1 pm Sage Center Parking Lot January 26 Sunday Movie Matinee, “The Butler” 1 pm Celebration Hall January 27 Edward Jones Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room January 28 Columbia Par Car Seminar 2 pm Celebration Hall West January 29 Don Schelling/Arizona Buyers Real Estate Seminar 10 am Sable Room Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Trip 9 am Bus Departs Sage Center 4 pm Bus Departs Casino January 30 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot Wells Fargo - Seminar 10 am Sable Room

4th Annual MDA Fundraiser
Join in the fun as a golfer, volunteer, or contributor on January 18th, 2014 at the Copper Canyon Golf Club and help kids with muscular dystrophy attend summer camp. It can be the highlight of a lifetime for these youngsters. Anke’s goal is to top last year’s proceeds of nearly $15,000. So stop by the Pro Shop to sign up or contact Anke to volunteer or be a hole sponsor at avanderdrift@aol. com

5 15 18 21 Mamma Mia Mexico Shopping Trip Jackie Evancho - Performance Out of Africa WildLife Park

8 9 13 15 16 Tubac Festival of the Arts The Wizard of Oz at ASU Gammage Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Arizona Renaissance Festival Piano Man, Tribute Show to music of Billy Joel and Elton John

20 Algodones, Mexico - Shopping Trip 22 Oklahoma at the Hale Center 26 The Osmonds

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! Women’s Group play every Mon, Tue, & Fri. Men’s Group play is every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Contact: Ken Erdmann Men’s Golf Group, 928252-3357 or Sharon Basse for Women’s Golf Group, 928-2523430

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 and Wednesdays at 12:30pm and Thursdays at 9:30am. Please join us. Contact:
Sandi Lee 480-6123151 or Becky Boger 989-763-2924

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 Chuck Roderique 928-252-2497

Desert Harmony

The holiday is past, but Desert Harmony had a wonderful season. Our caroling at different functions was fun and thanks to the community for your support. Next up, Karaoke fundraiser on Jan. 11 and Broadway for our Spring Show on March 23. Watch for more info on
Contact: Pat Kubler 623-521-9687 or email

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, M-Sat at 9 am and Mon., Tues., & Wed. at 6:00 pm. Free lessons every Wednesday at 1 pm - 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: Dar Rachey

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

Can you follow a recipe? Enthusiastic foodies who enjoy cooking (make 1 course only) then enjoy a 4-course meal at SCF in a private home. Great way to meet people and try a set menu. Come in Feb. as a guest (if room, call Linda 252-3555), or join the Club anytime. Dinners are once a month, usually on the 3rd Sun. Attend demo’s and group events also. Contact: Vel Moss 251-422-2078 or see the Club notebook for details.

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 9:00 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

Don’t 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Drop in to participate anytime. Contact: Nancy Sanford 716-909-1712

Crafty Scrappers Open House
The Crafty Scrappers will be holding an Open House on January 29th from 10 am - 12 noon at the Sage Recreation Center. At this time, individuals attending will be able to complete a “traditional” scrapbook page with pictures they bring with them and also learn how to complete a scrapbook page “digitally”.

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
Pickleball 9:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Ladies Doubles Tennis 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:30am Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Lady Putters 12:30pm Scrabble 12:30pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Pickleball Women’s Ladders 2:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:00pm Pickleball 6:00pm Euchre 6:30pm Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm Pickleball 9:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am Players Club -Play Anything 9:00am Paper Crafts & More 9:30am Digital Photo Club 10:00am Pickleball Men’s Ladders 12:00pm Contract Bridge 1:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm Tx Hold Em Poker Trn (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30am Pickleball 6:00pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Wood Carving Class 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Pickleball 9:00am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Players Club -Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:30pm Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas Hold’Em Poker 12:30pm Lady Putters 12:30pm Pickleball Lessons 1:00pm Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm Paws & Claws (1st Wed) 5:30pm Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm Pickleball 6:00pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Pickleball 9:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am Fine Arts 9:00am Lady Putters 9:30am Line Dancing Basic Steps 10:30am Line Dancing Lessons 11:00am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:30pm Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm Table Tennis 6:00pm Digital Photo Club 6:30pm Partners Pinochle 6:30pm Pickleball 9:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Deep Stack TX Hold’Em (last Fri) 6:00pm Bunco 6:30pm Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am Pickleball 9:00am Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm Texas Hold’Em 12:30pm Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm Quilting Bees 9:00am Bocce Ball 2:00pm Table Tennis 3:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm

Judy & Jim Monachino
We’ve been happy members of the Sun City Festival Community since 2008. A chance meeting with a Pulte Realtor while touring Festival with friends in 2008 led us to buying our retirement home. We weren’t here to buy a home, but were made an offer we couldn’t refuse! The Festival setting and the resortstyle amenities sold us! A year later, while here on vacation, the company we both worked for since the 1970s, Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria Illinois, offered us both early retirement. Another once in a lifetime opportunity we couldn’t refuse so we retired and moved in full-time in May 2009. No more shoveling snow! Everyone living in Festival has a common bond which makes it great. We all enjoy the west, Arizona, the beautiful outdoor lifestyle, and the Festival community. Jim stays busy with the Softball Club, the Hiking Club, plays golf and uses the Sage Center facilities. Judy is busy volunteering with the Town of Buckeye, being a member of FABs and the Hiking Club, and gathering donations for local Veterans Organizations. When not volunteering, she is a voracious reader of biography/history books. We both enjoy traveling throughout Arizona, the US, and the world. Our dinner group, movies, attending sporting events also keep us busy. When our blended family of four kids visit they are always jealous! We are luckier than we deserve to be, retiring here in Festival!

January 9 Titleist Fitting Day January 20 Nine and Dine January 23 Ping Fitting Day January 27 - 31 Get Golf Ready Clinic Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays SCF Women’s Golf Group Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Sun City Festival Men’s 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 T’ai 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

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What is cholesterol? It’s something in our body which should not be too high
Cholesterol is a waxy, soft, fat-like substance found in our blood and in all the body’s cells. Used for producing hormones, vitamin D and cell membranes, cholesterol serves many needed functions in our body. Our bodies produce about seventy-five percent of our cholesterol. Twenty-five percent of our cholesterol comes from foods we eat. Cholesterol is found only in animal products. Unable to dissolve in the blood, cholesterol must be transported to and from cells by special carriers called lipoproteins. The most important of these are high-density and low-density lipoproteins (HDL and LDL). LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol. Too much LDL can clog arteries and will increase risk of heart attack and stroke. Our bodies naturally produce LDL with some of us inheriting genes causing overproduction. Eating saturated and trans fats can increase our LDL. HDL is known as “good” cholesterol. HDL prevents LDL from sticking to artery walls and causing clogs. These clogs can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Research shows HDL can be increased with regular exercise and eating a balanced, nutritious diet low in trans fats. Triglycerides are another form of fat in the body. Like other cholesterol, triglyceride comes from the foods we eat and the body’s natural production. Triglycerides are also produced when consumed carbohydrates are not immediately used in our tissues and need transport to fat cells for storage. When the body needs fats for fuel, hormones release triglycerides from cells, so they can be burned. While cholesterol is a necessary compound in our body, too much can be hazardous and lead to clogged arteries, heart disease, or stroke. Cholesterol in our body comes from natural production and from our diet. Optimal levels of cholesterol are less than 200 mg/dL for total cholesterol, less than 100 mg/dL for LDL, and greater than 40/50 mg/dL for women and men, respectively. Triglycerides should be lower than 150 mg/dL. Cholesterol is best controlled through regular exercise, working with a physician (including screening), a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat, and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Jan. 3 at 2 pm Jan. 20 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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