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Sun City Festival Community Association
26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

April 2014



Sun City Festival Community Association

Easter Buffet
Howie Bartolo & Dave Delucia
April 16 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Level 2 Featuring

April 20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Reservations Required Please call 928-252-6445 Ext 209

Happy Hour Specials!

Desert Heat
April 30 4:00 - 6:00 pm
live entertainment

4:00 - 6:00 pm
presented by Pat-Mark Productions

April 19

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 Sale
Friday, April 11 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Please join us for our Semi-Annual Shopping Sale, where wine and appetizers will not 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 4:00 - 5:00 pm in preparation for the big event. April 14 - 18 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

Nine and Dine

Monday, April 28 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.


April Events & Seminars
April 5 Murder Mystery Dinner, “Murder in Margaritaland” 6-10 pm Celebration Hall April 6 West Valley Wind Ensemble Concert Free Admission 3 pm Outdoor Amphitheatre April 7 AARP Driver Safety Program 12 Noon - 4 pm Celebration Hall West April 10 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot AXA Financial Seminar 10 am Sable Room Clear Solutions Seminar 3:30 pm Celebration Hall West April 11 Moonlight Movie, “Gravity” Free Admission 7:30 pm Amphitheatre April 14 Perils of Probate - Edward Jones Seminar 10 am Sable Room

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April 16 Sun Valley Solar Seminar 10 am Sable Room April 17 Action Termite Control Seminar 10 am Sable Room Stargazing Adventure 7:30 - 9:30 pm Celebration Hall April 21 Dynamic Wealth Seminar 9 am Sable Room April 24 Ft.McDowell Casino - Day Trip 9 am Bus Departs Sage Center 4 pm Bus Departs Casino Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am - Noon Sage Center Parking Lot April 26 Concert in the Park 7-9 pm Celebration Hall Event Lawn

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 All Balanchine Ballet Grand Canyon & Little America Chihuly at Desert Botanical Gardens Miracle Worker at the Hale Centre Theatre


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Sun City Festival Community Association

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 Tennis Club

Special Interest Groups (SIGS) have begun. Currently holding meetings for beginners & those interested in Office functions. Participation requires paid membership. Applications available in the Club Notebook at Member Services & mailbox in library. Carolyn Whitehead

We enjoy getting together for quilting projects. Contact us for more information or to join the Quilting Bees. Contact: Patti Parr 928-252-3215 Jane Lyon 214-551-8314

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 Mondays, 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

Desert Harmony held its Spring Show on March 23 and we thankyou for your support. 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

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, selfexploration & shared expertise. Glass Studio is open M-Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 1pm7pm. 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! Never too late to join a team and have fun. Contact: Gary Petullo 623-252-6919,

Happy Spring & Happy Easter!
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 8 am and Mon., Tues., & Wed. at 7:00 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:

Paper Crafts & More

Sandi Lee 480-612-3151 or Becky Boger 989-7632924

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



Sun City Festival Community Association

Chartered Club Activities
Pickleball 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am 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 Pickleball Women’s Ladders 2:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:00pm Euchre 6:30pm Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Pickleball 8:00am 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 Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Wood Carving Class 8:00am Pickleball 8:00am Fine Arts 8:30am 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 Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Pickleball 7:00pm Pickleball 8:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am Fine Arts 9:00am Beginner Bridge/Mah Jongg 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 8:00am 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 8:00am 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

Susan and Joe Aibinder
Susan and Joe Aibinder moved to Sun City Festival from Ridgefield, Connecticut a year ago. Susan grew up in Albany, New York and Joe hails from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They met in graduate school and married in 1972. Joe worked in marketing for a number of large companies, most recently IBM and AT&T, before taking early retirement and teaching high school physics. Susan was an insurance claims representative. They have a daughter, son-inlaw and two grandsons in Maine, as well as a son in Connecticut. In the summer of 2011, Joe and Susan started looking for places to retire and began their search in suburban Albuquerque, where a sales representative at a Pulte development suggested that they visit the nearby Del Webb community. They immediately embraced this concept and came to the Phoenix area the following summer to look at communities. Sun City Festival offered the best lifestyle; it was obvious even in July. Since arriving they have kept busy. Both are members of the Players Club and are active bridge players. Joe is the coordinator of the chess group and teaches chess here. Susan has recently started a scrabble group. Joe is also teaching astronomy in the Festival ASU program and is the chess coach at Festival Foothills Elementary School. Susan has joined the Pottery & Ceramic Club and Desert Harmony. Last but not least, they love taking their golden retriever, Rowdy, to Mesquite Trail Park. They have begun to explore Phoenix and the surrounding area and have found everyone to be very friendly. They promote the idea of 50+, and Sun City Festival in particular, to family and friends in the Northeast. In fact, Susan’s sister and her husband came to visit last spring and were so impressed that they have moved here also. Susan and Joe look forward to meeting more new friends as Sun City Festival continues to grow.

Happy Hour: M - F

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

April 14-18 Get Golf Ready Clinic Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays SCF Women’s Golf Group Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group

Sunday Breakfast: Sunday All Day Menu: 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






April 28 Nine and Dine

Monday - Tuesday Wednesday - Saturday

Hours of Operation:

11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 8 pm



Fitness Classes
Research Shows that High-Intensity Training Can Improve the Lives of Senior Exercisers
By Linette Barnes, Group Exercise Instructor Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and ACSM Certified Instructor 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 Interval Blast 12:00 pm Group Cycling 4:00 pm Every Tuesday Rhythm & Smooth 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 10:00 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 & Smooth 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 10:00 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

You are perusing the Sage Center Class schedule and you notice classes titled “Interval Blast” and “Boot Camp.” This can certainly appear intimidating to the person who really doesn’t understand the components and purposes of the class. Some people tend to shy away from these types of classes due lack of understanding – thinking they are just too much or too high intensity. These same people may be avoiding the weight room for the same reasons. Hopefully, this article will change your mind. Research conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has shown that high-intensity exercise — specifically heavy resistance, power training and high intensity interval training — is safe for older adults and can greatly improve their functional strength for many activities of daily living.1 In other words, their research suggests that older adults can and should progress to high-intensity strength and power training. We lose about 5% of skeletal muscle mass per decade after age 40, with losses greatly accelerating after age 65. For people over age 60, age-related loss of muscle power can occur approximately twice as quickly as loss of muscle strength, suggesting that muscle power is a more critical variable in age-related functional decline, which greatly increase the risk of falls. Exercise programs (such as Interval Blast and Boot Camp) with appropriate levels of strength and power training can provide numerous health benefits and can stimulate muscle growth even in the later years of life. In fact, a significant body of evidence suggests that high-intensity exercises can be more effective for older adults than lower-intensity exercises. Further study also revealed that although you achieved health benefits when performing high intensity exercise one or two times a week, the greatest increase in functional strength occurred when performed three times per week. But what about risk of injury to older adults from this type of training? ACSM’s research (and other studies) suggests that heavy resistance and power training are safe for older adults when properly supervised. It is not appropriate to start high-intensity exercises if you have been inactive for years or if you have existing medical concerns or limited experience with resistance training. But once you learn proper movement mechanics during low intensity training, you can then easily progress to the higher-intensity training. The good news from all this research is that older adults can use power training to improve their functionality and ability to perform activities of daily living. So get out there and get moving! What have you got to lose?
(Lohne-Seiler, Torstveit & Anderssen 2013; Sayers & Gibson 2010; Caserotti et al. 2008; Hazell, Kenno & Jakobi 2007; Porter 2006).

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
April 4 at 2pm April 21 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


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Contact Information
Bruce Friedman Community Manager 928-252-2103 Leigh Klein Community Standards 928-252-2105 Tracy Citrano Lifestyle Director 928-252-2104 Chuck Eier Fitness & Wellness Director 928-252-2115 Tim Owens Facilities Director 928-252-2130
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