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Sun City Festival Community Association

Contact Information 26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396 July 2014
Details & Registration Will Be
Announced In Future Newsletters
Friday, September 5
- Dive-In Movie by the Pool
Saturday, September 27
- Doc Dixon’s “Magic, Comedy &
Too Much Coffee” Show
Saturday, October 4
- Concert In The Park
Saturday, October 11
- Del Webb Goes Pink
Saturday, October 18
- Octoberfest Celebration of Fall
- Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale
Tuesday, October 21
- ABBAFab - Premier ABBA
Experience & Concert
Friday, October 31
- Halloween Movie Marathon
Saturday, November 1
- Community Garage Sale
Quarterly Board of
Directors Meeting
6:30 PM
Celebration Hall
All Sun City Festival
Residents Are Welcome!
July 22, 2014
Sun City Festival Community Association News
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
Horse Race / Shootout
Thursday, July 3 & July 24 at 5:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
This event is a great time! It’s almost full contact golf as your
competitors egg you on, sometimes in your backswing.
Two-person teams alternate their shots while the high-scoring
teams are eliminated on each hole until there are only three
teams left. Out of those three teams, we will award a “Win”
(1st Place), “Place” (2nd Place), and a “Show” (3rd Place).
Serious golfers should leave their sensitive side at home for
this event; we like to have fun!
Peg ‘N Keg
Monday, July 21 at 4:00 PM
Only $5 per person
This putting contest is a favorite among our residents. Test
your putting skills on our ever changing 9-hole course and
quench your thirst by sharing a keg of beer.
July 19
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Presented by Pat-Mark Productions
Like Minds
July 23
4:00 - 6:00 pm
live music
Golf Shop
Summer Sizzler Sale
Sale starts Friday, June 27th & ends July 6th.
Receive 25% to 50% off your entire merchandise
purchase. After shopping in the store, come to the
counter and pick up an American Flag with a
percentage off number attached to it.
Flag Day Tournament

Thursday, July 4
7:06 - 9:30 am Tee Times
Individual Stroke Play Competition
Players will be given an American Flag and will place it on the
ground when they shoot par plus their handicap. The player that
makes it the furthest around the course before they place their
fag will win. Prizes for Men’s and Women’s Divisions will be
Price: $30 Annual Pass Holders
$48 Sun City Festival Residents
$56 Resident Guest
Price includes: Green Fee, Cart, Range Balls, Prize Fund, and
Lunch! Sign up in the Golf Shop.
New Summer Menus!
Bring your friends to the Grille and try a variety of items from our new
All-Day Menu and our new Happy Hour Menu!
We pride ourselves in offering only the best products available to create a freshness-driven all-day
menu consisting of classic and more modern versions of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrees,
and pastas! We utilize the talents of our chefs to create a from-scratch menu - everything from
soups and sauces to salad dressings and our scrumptious side dishes are made in house.

July 3
Buckeye Bookmobile
9 am - Noon Sage Ctr Parking Lot
July 3
Star Spangled Independence
Day Pool Party
6-9 pm Sage Center Pool & Patio
July 10
AXA Advisors Financial Seminar
10 am Sable Room
July 16
Sun Valley Solar Solutions Seminar
10 am Sable Room
July 17
Buckeye Bookmobile
9 am - Noon Sage Ctr Parking Lot
July 18
Not-So-Newlywed Game
6:30 pm Celebration Hall
July 22
Quarterly Board Meeting
6:30 pm Celebration Hall
July 27
Sunday Movie Matinee, “Nebraska”
1 pm Celebration Hall
July 31
Buckeye Bookmobile
9 am - Noon Sage Ctr Parking Lot
August 2
Sunrise Social Breakfast
8:30 am Celebration Hall
August 15
BINGO & Pizza Party
6 pm Celebration Hall
S u m m e r
Events & Seminars
8 Arizona Science Center & Lunch at Majerle’s
Register at the Member Services Desk!
Brought To Us By Professional Coach Travel Tours
5 Prescott Frontier Days - Parade & Rodeo
12 Footloose at the Hale Center Theatre
2 Chicago & REO Speedwagon Concert
11 Birds In The Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
30 Phantom Of The Opera at Hale Center Theatre
Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino - Day Trip
Tuesday, July 8
$14/person includes bus transportation, lunch at 247
Restaurant, $10 slot play, and more. - 25 people minimum
Register Today at Member Services
Cliff Castle Casino - Day Trip
Thursday, July 31
$15/person includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, and
$20 slot or table play. - 40 people minimum
Harrah’s AK-CHIN Casino - Day Trip
Wednesday, August 27
Complimentary day trip includes bus transportation and
$10 slot play.
Ft. McDowell Casino - Overnight Trip
Tuesday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 6
Complimentary overnight trip includes bus transportation,
one-night stay at Ft. McDowell Radisson Resort, $10 in
Crown Credits, and more.
August Preview

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
David Komassa
Golf Chartered
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: Bill Kreager
Men’s Golf Group,
or Sharon Basse
Women’s Golf Group,
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.
Pat Bolhous
Pickleball Club
We are dedicated to
the promotion
of Pickleball and
encourage everyone
to come out and join
us in the fun! Open
play daily. See our
website for further
information at www.
Contact: Jim Werner
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.
Rich Sackett
Hiking Club
We offer many exciting
hiking trips all over the
region. Acivities will
resume with the Oct.
14 meeting. We offer
all levels of hiking to
suite your experience.
Patrick Smith
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.
Marge Pergola
Pottery & Ceramics
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.
Linda Mayer
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.
Sandi Lee 480-612-
3151 or Becky Boger
The Softball Club
Festival men &
women of all skill
levels are invited
to play slow-pitch
softball! Never too
late to join a team
and have fun.
Contact: Gary Petullo
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.
Tom Dudley
Don’t Worry, Bead
Join us if you are
interested in beading
jewelry and other
related beading
projects. Beginners
and advanced crafters
All Saturday bead
classes cancelled
until September.
Marlene Silver
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 or all of the 30+ clubs
that interest you. You may fnd many new opportunities
and even make some new friends in the process.
To 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
Join us to learn more
about RVing and fnd
ways to enhance the
RV life you love. We
bring together those
who wish to travel
and who enjoy the
recreational vehicle
Bill Hallock
Line Dancers Club
Thursdays, Basic Steps
and Beginner Dances
offered at 10:30 am.
Intermediate at 11:20
am. Keep on Moving!
Great exercise, great
fun and great people!
Joanne Palaoro
Festival Bytes
Computer Club
We are growing by
leaps and bounds.
General meetings are
held the third Thursday
each month at 3pm
and are open to all SCF
residents. Our Special
Interest Groups meet
the 2nd Tues. and
Thurs. and open only
to paid club members.
Carolyn Whitehead or

Gourmet Club
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 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
Glass Arts Club
Members create
traditional stained
glass & warm glass
through workshops,
self-exploration &
shared expertise.
Glass Studio is open
M-Sat 7am-7pm; Sun
Barbara Waggoner
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
Chartered clubs
Tennis Club
We offer opportunities
for all levels of play.
Mixed Doubles Drop-
in sessions are on
Tuesdays & Thursdays
at 8:00 am. Check the
court bulletin board
and tennis web page
for other sessions and
Contact: Dan Walton
Festival Car Club
A mixture of Muscle,
Vintage and Sports
Car enthusiasts
dedicated to having
fun. We sponsor
monthly outings,
events and road trips.
Perry Burrell
928-252-2097 or
Chuck Roderique
Desert Harmony
Desert Harmony is on
hiatus for the summer.
Will return to rehearsals
on Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm
in Aerobics Room. If
interested in joining
us, please contact
us. Thanks to the
community for your
Contact: Pat Kubler
623-521-9687 or
Friendship Club
We bring Americans
and Canadians
together for fun and
friendship. We plan
various activities, trips,
and more.
Terry Barnard
928-232-0262 or
Chuck Smith
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.
Nancy Sandford
The Quilting Bees
We enjoy getting
together for quilting
projects. Contact us
for more information
or to join the Quilting
Patti Parr
Jane Lyon
Crafty Scrappers
Join us in preserving
your memories digitally
or with traditional
Wed 9am - 2pm;
2nd Saturday each
Dar Rachey
The Brew Crew
We have hosted many
successful events with
a variety of beers and
conversation. Contact
us for information on
upcoming events.
Milt Levy
928-252-6952 or Bob
Digital Photo Club
We offer photographic
opportunities for all
experience levels.We
will not be meeting
from June - August
but will be out taking
pictures! Join us in
Sept for meetings,
presentations & fun.
Chuck Roderique
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.
Karen Gierman
Paper Crafts &
Create beautiful
cards & other paper
projects. All skill levels
are welcome. Join
us Tuesdays at 9:30
am - noon. Wednesday
evening classes
resume on Oct. 15.
Sharon Ziede
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.
Kathi Landis
Paws & Claws
Pet Club
Social Dance Club
Members learn social
dances in a fun
environment. Couples
Dance Lessons taught
2-3 times per year Mon
6:30 pm. Registratin is
required. Social dance
lessons with the Dance
Doctors will begin in
the fall.
Ellie Brachfeld

Sun City Festival Community Association News
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday 11 am - 7 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 8 pm
Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 3 pm - 6 pm
Sunday Breakfast: 8 am - 12 pm
Sunday All Day Menu: 12 pm - 7 pm
Pizza Mondays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm

Latin Tuesdays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm
Wednesdays, Asian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm

Thursdays, Italian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm
Fridays, Fish/Seafood: 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays, Prime Rib Night: 4 pm - 8 pm
Chartered Club Activities
Pickleball 8:00am
Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Mah Jongg 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
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 8:00am
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
Men’s Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am
Players Club -Open Play 9:00am
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Texas Hold’Em Poker 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
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 8:00am
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 8:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Pickleball 8:00am
Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm
Quilting Bees 9:00am
Mah Jongg 1:00pm
Bocce Ball 2:00pm
Table Tennis 3:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
July 4
Flag Day Tournament
July 21
Peg N Keg
July 3 & 24
Horse Race / Shootout
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
SCF Women’s Golf Group
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group
Jim and Carmen Miller
Jim and Carmen Miller appear to be climate extremists. After
31 years in Alaska with subzero lows, they moved to the land
of eternal sunshine and triple-digit highs. “In Alaska, we had
nine months of winter and three months of bad weather,”
says Jim with a smile. “Actually, we both loved Alaska, but as
the years went by, the winters seemed to get ever longer. As
my retirement neared, we knew it was time for a change. We
spent three years searching for the ideal place, and became
intrigued with the concept of adult communities. We visited
Del Webb communities in Nevada and Arizona and ultimately decided on Festival due
to its great amenities and friendly residents.”
Jim has enjoyed a highly diversifed career. As a sailor, he worked in the feld of
airborne anti-submarine warfare aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. After the
Navy, as a geophysicist, he moved to Alaska and spent many years exploring for and
developing oil and gas felds throughout the state. He eventually changed careers,
becoming an environmental scientist/engineer, and subsequently retired as the
supervisor of the environmental department at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Carmen had
a rewarding career working as a geriatric-certifed RN at the largest medical facility in
Both Jim and Carmen were born in Germany. Jim was the son of an American Air Force
offcer and Carmen is a native German. After meeting in Alaska, they got married and
have a family of four children and one grandchild.
Since retiring, Jim and Carmen stay busy with Festival activities, including swimming
and using the ftness center. Carmen is a whirlwind of activity, enjoying exercise
classes, FABs, Mahjongg, volunteering for the Social Committee, and being a Del
Webb Ambassador. Jim has authored fve books, including Howling Across Bridges
and After the Purple Heart. “Life has been good in retirement,” says Carmen. “Jim and
I defnitely made the right choice to move here.”
We all know regular exercise does great things for the
body. Being active keeps the cardiovascular system
functioning effectively, maintains strength and lean
muscle mass and helps fght osteoporosis. In addition being physically ft
reduces risk factors for Type II diabetes, many forms of cancer, heart disease
and other chronic diseases. Equal to, or greater than, the physical benefts of
exercise are the benefts to the structure and function of the brain.
Exercise, in people of all ages, promotes the process of
making new brain cells-also called neurogenesis. As
humans age, the hippocampus, part of the brain used
for forming and storing memory, shrinks in size. In
research with mice, time spent running on a wheel
showed development of new cells in the hippo-
campus. In addition, these active mice performed
better on simple learning tasks than sedentary
cohorts. In humans, the hippocampus has been
found to be larger in those who are physically ft.
And, exercise has been shown to decrease the risk
for dementia and even slow its progress.
Beyond just neurogenesis, exercise boosts the brain’s neurotrophic factors.
Neurotrophic factors are small proteins which promote the growth and survival
of brain cells. Research has shown exercise causes the release of brain-
derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) which, in turn lead to enhanced memory
and learning. Research also shows a genetic link to BDNF. This may lead some
people to get greater or lesser release of BDNF and see more or less beneft
from it.
Recent research has also showed that infammatory chemicals created from
stored abdominal fat can cross the blood/brain barrier. This allows systemic
infammation to reach the brain and possibly lead to dementia.
Not only does exercise strengthen the blood/brain barrier, it also lowers levels
of systemic infammation and can help reduce belly fat in order to prevent
infammation from starting.
Just as exercise boosts the body’s endurance, it also boosts the brain’s endur-
ance. In response to cardiovascular exercise, the body’s cells create additional
“powerhouses” called mitochondria. This process is not limited to working
muscles. The brain’s cells also create more mitochondria. As a result, the
brain’s ability to operate at peak levels may be extended to a greater period of
time across the day.
A habit of regular exercise will build not just the body, but also the brain. Keep
moving and keep thinking.
Fitness Classes
Every Monday
Yoga 8:45 am
Pilates 8:45 am
Body Sculpting & Balance 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
ZUMBA 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
Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm
Every Wednesday
Body Sculpting & Balance 8:00 am
Yoga 8:45 am
ZUMBA 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
Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm
Every Friday
Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am
Body Sculpting & Balance 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
ZUMBA 10:15 am
Every Saturday
Group Cycling 8:00 am
Interval Blast 9:30 am
by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S.,
Fitness/Wellness Director
Free Blood Pressure Screenings
July 21 at 9am
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 demonstra-
Personal Training: One-on-one
personal training session
Boost Your Brain!
* Most classes have a $2 or $4 fee
Bruce Friedman
Community Manager
Leigh Klein
Community Standards
Tim Owens
Facilities Director
Tracy Citrano
Lifestyle Director
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness Director
Lisa Annett
George Jeffers, Ed. D.
ASU Lifelong Learning
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Sales Center
Del Webb Customer Service
Marketplace Partners
Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wood Shop & Craft Studios
Sage Recreation Center
Fax: 928-252-2102
Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact Information
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.