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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

February 2014


Sun City Festival Community Association

Wine & Dine
Tuesday, February 25th
$28.00 /Person Inclusive
Reservations Required, Call 928-252-6445 Ext. 209 Starting at 4:00 pm Enjoy an Array of Fine Wines to Taste served with Cheese, Crackers, and Fruit. Three-Course Dinner Begins at 5:15 pm - Tomato-Basil Bruschetta - Braised Lamb Shank with Cranberry Demi, Parmesan Polenta, and Grilled Asparagus. - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berry-Brandy Compote & Whipped Cream.

February 15th 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Like Minds
February 19th 4:00 - 6:00 pm
live entertainment

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 Nine and Dine
February 17 - 21 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, February 17

Tee Time is 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.

Monday and Friday Golf Clinics

Callaway Golf Clinic
Thursday, February 27 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Come out and see the latest eequipment Callaway has to offer including the New X2Hot and the revival of the Big Bertha line. For more information or to sign up, please contact the Pro Shop.

Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Friday 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


February Activities & Seminars
February 8 Model Park Grand Opening 11 am - 3 pm Free Admission! Sales Pavilion & Model Park February 10 Dynamic Wealth - Seminar 9 am Sable Room Road Scholar Presentation 2 pm Celebration Hall West February 12 Sun Valley Solar Solutions - Seminar 10 am Sable Room February 13 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot AXA Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room Outsmart Investment Fraud Workshop 5:30 pm Celebration Hall January 14 Valentine’s Day Dance 7 - 10 pm Celebration Hall February 15 Mark Preston - NPA Show 7 pm Celebration Hall February 17 Action Termite Seminar 10 am Sable Room February 19 Basics of Medicare Seminar 10 am Sable Room February 22 Cheeseburger in Paradise Pool Party 11 am - 3 pm Sage Center Pool & Patio February 23 & 24 Movie Matinees, Captain Phillips 1 pm Celebration Hall February 25 Columbia Par Car Seminar 2 pm Celebration Hall February 27 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot Ft.McDowell Casino - Day Trip 9 am Bus Departs Sage Center 4 pm Bus Departs Casino Streamline Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room It’s Your Money & It’s Your Life Seminar 4 pm Celebration Hall

Don’t Delay, Register Today! 2014 Spring Classes
Register today for some exciting new classes! Only $9.00 per course session and receive a 10% discount off the total fee when you enroll in six or more sessions. Some of the new courses include Astronomy I & II, Television in the 50s, Getting Ready to Plant Your Spring Garden, The Day The Biffies Down, Canyon de Chelly, and many more! Many popular classes from past semesters will be offered again including, Survival Spanish and Un Poco Mas Spanish, iPads & iPhones Guide to Effective Usage, Probability Theories, and more!

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

3 Grand Canyon 5 Japanese Friendship Garden 15 Luke Air Force Base Open House & Air Show 22 Arizona Renaissance Festival
Tuesday, March 18:
Celebrate the Sage Center’s 7th Birthday

Saturday, March 22:

Register at Member Services Today!

A Day At the Beach, Festival Style! Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale

Saturday, April 5:

Murder Mystery Dinner



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 Bytes Computer Club

The Quilting Bees

Our club is run entirely by volunteers. We aim to work in small groups of people with similar interests/ needs. Meetings held the third Thurs. each month in the Sage Cetner. Membership is open to all residdnets. Contact: Carolyn Whitehead

We enjoy getting together for quilting projects. Contact us for more information or to join the Quilting Bees. Contact: Kathy Knutson 928-252-2482

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

Festival Association of Beauties (FAB’s)

Hiking Club

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

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

Pottery & Ceramics Club

The Brew Crew

Stop by our fabulous studio and check out our Pottery and Ceramic projects created by our talented members. Please contact us if you are interested in joining. Contact: Linda Mayer 623-476-2106

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 Bob King 623-293-0892

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

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: Tom Dudley 608-628-4272

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

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

Desert Harmony is preparing for the Spring Show on March 23 at 4 pm. This year’s theme is Songs from Broadway and will surely please all those Broadway lovers. Tickets sales and registration will begin soon, watch for email blasts and visit

Desert Harmony

Genealogy Club

Contact: Pat Kubler 623-521-9687 or email

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

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

Knit One & Crochet Too

Join us if you knit, crochet or would like to learn. Weekly gatherings are Mondays at 9 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Drop in to participate anytime. Contact: Nancy Sandford 716-909-1712


Chartered clubs


Glass Arts Club

Members create traditional stained glass & warm glass through workshops, demonstrations, self-exploration & shared expertise. Glass Studio is open M-Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 1pm-7pm. Contact: Barbara Waggoner 928-252-2958

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: Marge Pergola 928-252-6272

Crafty Scrappers

Join us in preserving your memories digitally or with traditional scrapbooking. Wed 9am - 2pm; 2nd Saturday each month. Contact: Dar Rachey

Digital Photo Club

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: Chuck Roderique

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

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

Golf Chartered Club

Gourmet 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, 928-252-3357 or Sharon Basse for Women’s Golf Group, 928-252-3430

Enthusiastic foodies who enjoy cooking then enjoy a 4-course meal at SCF in a private home. Great way to meet people & 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.

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

Paws & Claws Pet 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

Social Dance Club

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. Beginner Line Dance Lessons is Thurs 10:30 am; Intermedate Line Dance Lessons is 11:15am. Contact: Ellie Brachfeld 732-616-4667

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

Players Club Open House
The Players Club will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Sage Center. Learn about games we offer and take advantage of the opportunity to join.

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

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

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

Paper Crafts & More

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 928-252-6059

Pickleball Club Offering Q & A Clinic with Professional, Enrique Ruiz
Join the Pickleball Club on Thursday, February 20 at 7 pm at the Festival Pickleball Courts for a Q & A Clinic with Gold Mealist, Enrique Ruiz. Bundle up and bring a lawn chair to hear the “ins and outs” of this fast-growing sport.



Sun City Festival Community Association


Chartered Club Activities
Pickleball 9:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Ladies Doubles Tennis 9:00am Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am 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 Men’s Doubles Tennis 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 Mah Jongg Lessons 9:00am Lady Putters 9:30am Line Dancing Beginner Lessons 10:30am Line Dancing Intermediate Lessons 11:15am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm 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

Michelle & Ed Zvonik
While Michelle’s daughter was in the Air Force and stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Michelle and Ed would come down from Washington to visit and explore Arizona. They were hooked on Arizona’s warm weather and desert beauty. They visited Sun City Festival several times before they retired and settled here in March 2009. Before retiring, Ed and Michelle both worked 30 years each with the Boeing Company. They were happy to leave damp Washington for sunny Arizona and neither of them have had a minute of regret. Both Ed and Michelle are active in the Motorcycle, Hiking, RV Clubs, their church and Bible study. They are passionate about volunteering within this community and help with donation collections for our “Homeless Vets” and partner with the Southwest Valley Blue Star Mothers by helping in their monthly packing parties for our active military. Michelle also participates in Paper Crafts & More Club and FABs, and they both are gym rats and use the fitness center. They have family in Washington and Las Vegas, and love to spoil their two grandsons, Nicolas, 6 years, and Korben, 9 months. Michelle and Ed don’t have much down time and that’s the way they like it and enjoy living in Festival, an active adult community!

February 17 Nine and Dine February 17 - 21 Get Golf Ready Clinic February 27 Callaway Golf 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 am Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am Pilates 10:15 am T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Interval Blast 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 Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am Interval Blast 9:30 am
* Most classes have a $2 or $4 fee

The Strongest muscle
The heart, or cardiac muscle, is the strongest, most resilient muscle in the human body. On an average day, the heart beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood. Over a 70-year lifetime, the heart beats more than 2.5 billion times.

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

Sadly, heart disease is the number one or number two cause of death (and most preventable) for people in the United States age 25 years, or older. Heart disease includes congestive heart failure (CHF) in which the heart is weakened and cannot pump enough blood throughout the body to meet even basic requirements. Another form of heart disease is coronary artery disease in which the blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardium) is reduced or stopped due to blockage in the arteries feeding the muscle. This can lead to death of the heart muscle and heart attack. Risk factors for heart disease include age, gender, smoking, obesity, inactivity, hypertension (high blood pressure), high blood cholesterol, and diabetes. The good news is that most of the risk factors are controllable. Exercise and/ or medications can control many risk factors and prevent development of heart disease. Aerobic, or cardiovascular, exercise is a great way to prevent heart disease. A simple daily brisk walk of 30 minutes or more can help control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Ideally, we need aerobic exercise most days of the week for 30 minutes or more. Taking the form of brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, jogging, hiking or others, aerobic exercise needs to be done at a moderate effort to elevate the heart rate and bring about some feeling of exertion. Done consistently over time, aerobic exercise makes the heart stronger and more efficient while minimizing the risk factors for heart disease. For more information consult the website of the American Heart Association at

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Feb 7 at 2 pm Feb. 17 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

Wood Shop & Craft Studios
928-252-2283 Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm