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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

March 2014


Sun City Festival Community Association

Bob Marotta & Friends
live entertainment

Like Minds
live entertainment

March 12th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

March 19th 4:00 - 6:00 pm

presented by Pat-Mark Productions

March 29th 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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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
Monday, March 24 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. March 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 and Friday Golf Clinics

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


March Events & Seminars
March 1 Country Western Dance Night 7 - 9:30 pm Celebration Hall March 6 Wells Fargo Retirement Income Seminar 10 am Sable Room March 7 AARP Driver Safety Program 12 Noon - 4 pm Celebration Hall West March 8 Spring Fest - FREE ADMISSION 11:30 am - 3 pm Sage Center Parking Lot March 10 Take Shape For Life Seminar 10 am Sable Room March 12 Sun Valley Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room March 13 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot AXA Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room March 13 It’s Your Money & It’s Your Life Seminar 4 pm Celebration Hall March 15 Dan Bennett - NPA Show 7 pm Celebration Hall March 17 Dynamic Wealth Seminar 9 am Sable Room March 18 Heat Shield Energy Seminar 11 am Celebration Hall West Sage Center Birthday Celebration 2 - 4 pm Celebration Hall March 19 Harmon Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room March 20 Summerwind Seminar 9 am Sable March 22 Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale 10 am - 2 pm Celebration Hall March 22 A Day At The Beach - Festival Style 11:30 am - 3 pm Sage Pool & Patio March 26 Ft.McDowell Casino - Day Trip 9 am Bus Departs Sage Center 4 pm Bus Departs Casino March 27 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot Streamline Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room Columbia Par Car Seminar 2 pm Celebration Hall West March 29 Blood Drive - United Blood Services 8 am - Noon Celebration Hall March 30 Movie Matinees, Enough Said 1 pm Celebration Hall March 31 Edward Jones Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room

3 5 15 22

Wednesday, April 6: West Valley Wind Ensemble Concert Free Admission 3pm at Outdoor Amphitheater Friday, April 11: Moonlight Movie, “Gravity” Free Admission 7:30 pm Outdoor Amphitheater Thursday, April 17: Stargazing Adventure Saturday, April 26: Concert In The Park Saturday, May 3: A Day At The Races Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

Grand Canyon Day Trip Japanese Friendship Garden Luke Air Force Base Open House & Air Show Arizona Renaissance Festival

4 6 12 17 23 Under The Streetlamp - Vocal Group A Tribute to Frank Sinatra - Phoenix Symphony 9 to 5 - Hale Centre Theate Dolly Steamboat Dinner Cruise St. Anthony’s Monastery & Queen Creek Olive Mill Day Trip

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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 Center. Membership is open to all residents. 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

Social Dance 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

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

The Softball Club

Festival men & women of all skill levels are invited to play slowpitch softball! Our 2013-14 Winter Season runs through March. Games start at 8:30 am M-W-Th, 9:30 am Tu-F. Never too late to join a team and have fun. Contact: Gary Petullo 623-252-6919,

Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale
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

March 22, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebration Hall, Terra Cotta & Coriander Rooms
See our projects and crafts for sale! Learn more about the clubs and how to join.



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 Mah Jongg 1:00pm Bocce Ball 2:00pm Table Tennis 3:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm

Rose & Gene Machay
Rose and Gene met 47 years ago in Chicago when Gene owned Geneo’s Pizza. They have been married for 40 years with six kids, his, hers and theirs, five boys and one girl. They have eight grandchildren and one greatgrandson. After the winter of 1978, they moved to Arizona from Schaumburg, Illinois, because they were tired of the cold weather. Gene and Rose have lived in Phoenix, Peoria and Litchfield Park since moving to Arizona. Gene wanted to live in a retirement community but Rose was afraid the people were too old. When Rose retired from working at Wells Fargo Bank after 23 years, she gave in and they looked at homes in Sun City Grand, but it was in the sell-out phase so they went on a waiting list for the new Sun City Festival Community and a year later received a phone call asking if they were still interested. They were among the first to move into Sun City Festival and bought their home from paper plans since it was before the models and Sage Recreation Center were built. Rose is a volunteer on the Social Committee, a member of the Player’s Club, coordinator for Ponytail Canasta, has helped teach several Mah Jongg classes, can be found playing Mexican Train Dominoes, and pops the popcorn for the Sunday movie matinees.

Gene and Rose are at the Fitness Center each morning and Gene participates in the Player’s Club with poker and bunco, and also plays bocce ball and horseshoes. After living here for more than seven years, their only complaint is that there is no time to nap. They have so many wonderful friends and love everything about this community. Rose no longer thinks old people live in retirement communities. Gene’s birthday is this month, it’s not one year older anymore, it’s just, “what can we do this year?”.

March 24 Nine and Dine March 17 - 21 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 Interval Blast 12:00 pm 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

Will This Work For Me? What’s The Best Thing For... ?

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

One of the most common questions about exercise is whether or not a particular exercise will accomplish something or if it’s the best exercise to do. Most often, the answer is “that depends” and “the best one is the one you will do.” We are constantly bombarded with advertisements and articles for Turbo Jam, P90X, Insanity, the Ab Doer, etc. Yes, these work for some people in some situations, but not always. All of these things “work” by creating a stimulus to which the body must respond. However, they may not work to help someone reach their specific goals. Nor will they help every person get the results advertised.


If a goal is as simple as “weight loss,” then just about anything might work. If a goal is to strengthen and stabilize back muscles, increase, upper body strength, or something more specific, then particular exercises might not be effective. Or, an exercise might be downright dangerous if performed incorrectly, or when someone has certain limitations. One of the best recommendations for exercise is for it to be something you will do easily and consistently. If someone is afraid of water, swimming won’t work for them because they will never do it. Likewise, if someone can’t walk on a treadmill because of a back or knee injury, a treadmill won’t be the right thing. And just because a neighbor or relative saw great results from something doesn’t make it perfect. It could be something you hate to do, or simply can’t do.

When considering an exercise program, or an exercise to accomplish something very specific, many things must be taken into account. What are the goals? What are the limitations? Why is this being done? Will this exercise be something that can be easily done and fit into a schedule? Taking all of these things into account can help ensure the success of any exercise program.


Free Blood Pressure Screenings
March 7 at 2pm March 17 at 9am

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

And remember, exercise is only part of the puzzle. Good health, fitness and weight loss are also achieved through appropriate eating habits. Again, like exercise, diet is something for which goals and limitations should be taken into account. When the right questions are asked, and all things are taken into account, exercise can help accomplish great things.



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
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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