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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

December 2014

Cheers to the New Year!
Ring In 2015 at

Sun City Festival’s
New Year’s Eve Party!

December 31, 2014
9 pm - 12:30 am
Celebration Hall
$45.00 /Person

Register at Member Services

- Dancing & Live Music by
The Aaron Nelson Project

- Appetizers & Dessert Buffet
- Champagne Toast & Party Favors
- Cash Bar


Sun City Festival Community Association

Bob Marotta & Friends
live entertainment

December 10
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Mo &
the Bulldog
December 17
4:00 - 6:00 pm

December 20
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Dining Hours: Sat & Sunday 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 12 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm

The Indigo Grille will be
Closed on Christmas Day!

Nine and Dine

Sunday, December 14
Tee Time is 3:00 pm

Copper Canyon Golf Club will be
Closed on Christmas Day!

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

Get Golf Ready Clinics

November 17 - November 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


Make your own foursome and
sign up in the Golf Shop.
Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner buffet.
Dinner will be at approximately 5/5:30 pm.

5th Annual Charity Golf Event Benefiting MDA and
March of Dimes is January 24, 2015
Sign up today at the Golf Shop to participate.

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December 2
Coffee With The Chief
9 am Sage Center
December 3
Summerwind Solar Seminer
10 am Sable Room
December 4
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
10 am Sable Room
Solar Topps Seminar
5 pm Celebration Hall West
December 5
Festival of Lights Parade
6 pm Festival Community Streets

1:00 PM in Celebration Hall

Holiday Dessert Party
7 pm Celebration Hall
December 8
Dynamic Wealth Seminar
9 am Sable Room

Monday, Dec. 15
Edge Of Tomorrow

December 11
AXA Advisors Seminar
10 am Sable Room

Sunday, Jan. 18
The HundredFoot Journey

December 12
Motown Holiday Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

$2/person per movie

Register at Member Services

December 15
Monday Movie,
“Edge of Tomorrow”
1 pm Celebration Hall
December 17
Banner Del Webb Lecture
4 pm Celebration Hall
Dec. 9: Shopping at Algodones, Mexico
Dec. 13-14: Tucson A Tri-Nation Holiday
Dec. 29 - Jan. 2: 126th Annual Rose Bowl
Parade Deluxe
Feb. 5: Florence Old West & Wine Country

Register and Receive
More Information at
Member Services

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Harrah’s Ak-Chin

Feb. 7: Tubac Arts & Crafts Festival

Wednesday, Jan. 7: Wild Horse Pass

Feb. 9: Shopping at Algodones, Mexico

Thursday, Jan. 29: Ft. McDowell

Feb. 13: Desert Belle Cruise & Lunch
Feb. 15: Sedona One Day Getaway
Feb. 16-18: Casino del Solfest Out West
Feb. 18: Kartchner Caverns

December 18
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot
December 31
New Year’s Eve Party
9 pm Celebration Hall

Feb. 7: The Illusion of Elvis
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Dance
Feb. 17: Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
Happy Hour
Feb. 21: Annual Home & Business Expo
Feb. 28: Cheeseburger in
Paradise Party



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 or all of the 30+ clubs
that interest you. You may find 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.

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.
David Komassa

Don’t Worry, Bead

Join us if you are
interested in beading
jewelry and other
related beading
projects. Beginners
and advanced crafters
We meet on Wed.
2-5pm & Sat 12-4pm.
Marlene Silver


Hiking Club

Meetings are held
on the 2nd Tuesday
monthly (season is
Oct thru April) in
Celebration Hall at the
Sage Center.
Patrick Smith

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
651-249-4771 or email

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

Festival Bytes
Computer Club

We meet the third
Thursday of the month
at 3 pm in Celebration
Hall. If you own a
computer, smart
phone, tablet or are
thinking of buying one,
check us out!
Carolyn Whitehead or



Festival Swimmers

Do you want to become
a better swimmer?
Would you like to meet
others who enjoy lap
swimming? We offer
structured swimming
workouts under the
guidance of certified
coaches. Our workouts
are Tues & Thurs from
9-11 am at the pool.
Jeff Feerer

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
Bill Hallock

The Lady Putters

Come and enjoy the
camaraderie of friends
while enhancing and
developing your putting
skills. We have now
resumed the season
with an 8:30 am signin. We play on Mon &
Wed at 12:30pm and
Thursdays at 9:30am.
Please join us.
Contact: Sandi Lee
480-612-3151 or Becky
Boger 989-763-2924

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

Desert Harmony

Happy Holidays! Great
turnout for Veteran’s
Day, thanks for coming.
December is busy, join
us Dec 5 for the Dessert
Party after the Holiday
Parade, and on Dec. 11
Caroling at the Indigo
Grille from 4:30 - 5:30pm.
If interested in joining us,
stop by the Aerobics Rm
on a Monday evening.
Contact: Pat Kubler
623-521-9687 or

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

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
Nancy Sandford

Golf Chartered Club Festival Car 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: Bill Kreager
Men’s Golf Group, 352553-4351 or Sharon
Basse Women’s Golf
Group, 928-252-3430

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


Chartered clubs

Paws & Claws Pet

Tennis Club

Association of
Beauties (FABs)

Pottery &
Ceramics Club

We offer all types
of pet information
to pet owners. We
have resumed
our meetings and
Play Dates for the
Kathi Landis

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

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
Linda Mayer

Friendship Club

Paper Crafts &

Social Dance Club

The Brew Crew

Create beautiful
cards & other paper
projects. All skill levels
are welcome. Join us
Tuesdays at 9:30 am 12 noon. Wednesday
evening classes at 6
Sharon Ziede

Members learn social
dances in a fun
environment. Couples
Dance Lessons taught
2-3 times per year Mon
6:30 pm. Registration is
required. Social dance
lessons with the Dance
Doctors has begun.
Ellie Brachfeld

The Players Club

Crafty Scrappers

Barrel Buddies

Digital Photo Club

The Quilting Bees

Gourmet Club

Woodcrafters Club

Glass Arts Club

Mystery Riders

We offer opportunities
for all levels of play.
Mixed Doubles Dropin sessions are on
Tuesdays & Thursdays
at 8:00 am. Check
the court bulletin
board and tennis
web page for other
sessions and times.
Contact: Dan Walton

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

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 2523555), 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

We bring Americans
and Canadians
together for fun and
friendship. We plan
various activities, trips,
and more.
Terry Barnard
650-464-6065 or
Chuck Smith

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

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

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

We are offering a fall
training class for
residents who have an
interest in learning
about traditional &
warm (fused) glass.
Contact us for info on
registration, dates, &
cost. The Glass Studio
is open M-Sat 7am7pm; Sun 1pm-7pm.
Barbara Waggoner

We offer something
for all levels of
Join us for weekly
meetings and monthly
outings. Check the
Festival web portal
for our calendar of
meetings & events.
Chuck Roderique

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 King

We enjoy getting
together for quilting
projects. Contact us
for more information
or to join the Quilting
Patti Parr
Jane Lyon

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



Sun City Festival Community Association

Chartered Club Activities


December 14
Nine and Dine
December 15 - 19
Get Golf Ready Clinics

Monday - Friday

11 am - 8 pm

Sat & Sun Breakfast:
Sat & Sun All Day Menu

8 am - 12 pm
12 pm - 8 pm

Pizza Mondays: (all day)

11 am - 8 pm

Latin Tuesdays: (all day)

11 am - 8 pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
SCF Women’s Golf Group

Asian Wednesdays:

4 pm - 8 pm

Italian Thursdays:

4 pm - 8 pm

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group

Fish/Seafood Fridays:

4 pm - 8 pm

Prime Rib Saturdays:

4 pm - 8 pm

Happy Hour: Daily

3 pm - 6 pm



Hours of Operation:


Jeff and Marci moved to Sun City Festival in July 2013, from Davis, California.
They wanted to retire away from the snow, and after looking at most of the over55 retirement communities in Arizona, they selected Sun City Festival because of
the quality of homes, the newness of the community, and the fitness amenities.
As residents of Sun City Festival, Jeff is the founding president of the Festival
Swimmers Club, and swims laps on most days. Jeff is chairman of the safety
committee for the Pottery and Ceramics Club, and he belongs to the Metaphysical
Club. Marci is focusing on painting and clayarts, and is learning to swim. Marci
belongs to the Fine Arts Club, the Festival Swimmers Club, and Pottery and
Ceramics Club, and the Metaphysical Club.


Jeff has a Ph.D. in chemical
engineering, and has taught
chemical engineering at MIT and at UC Davis. Before retiring in 2002, Marci was
a counselor at a mental health agency, and Jeff was an environmental and safety
manager for a large chemical company. After retirement, Jeff and Marci traveled
for almost three years living full-time in a 26 foot RV, visiting almost all of the
national parks, and spent four months in Alaska. Jeff flunked retriement the first
time, so Jeff returned to work in 2005 to be a lecturer and administrator for the
College of Engineering at UC Davis.


Marci and Jeff Feerer have been
married for almost 35 years. Marci
is an Arizona native, and Jeff was
originally from Ohio. Jeff and Marci
have one son, five grandkids, and
one great-grandson.


Marci and Jeff Feerer

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 or Scrabble 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm
Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 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
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
Pickleball 8:00am
Wood Carving Class 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
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
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 7:00pm
Pickleball 8:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 7:00pm
Pickleball 8:00am
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm
Texas Hold’Em 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm
Pickleball 7:00pm
Mah Jongg 1:00pm
Bocce Ball 2:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Mexican Train 6:30pm
Pickleball 7:00pm

Fitness Classes

Staying Young With Exercise

Every Monday
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Pilates 8:45 am (ballroom)
Body Sculpting & Balance 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
ZUMBA 11:00 am
Interval Blast 12:00 pm
Group Cycling 4:00 pm
by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S.,
Fitness/Wellness Director

With all of today’s technology and knowledge, the process of human aging is
still somewhat of a mystery. While we know a lot about the results of aging,
we don’t clearly know the cause(s). Theories of the causes of aging include
cellular damage due to free radicals and ongoing chemical reactions, accumulation of DNA mutations, or that humans have a programmed biological clock
designed to last only a certain period of time.
Despite the mystery of the causes of aging, we clearly know its effects. The
heart becomes less efficient and cannot pump blood as effectively. Our blood
vessels become less elastic and are less able to carry blood and open and
close effectively. We lose muscle mass, bone mass, brain cells, and balance
skills. All of these losses lead to physical inactivity and contribute to hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
While “father time” may bring only bad news, exercise and a healthy lifestyle
provide good news. Exercise is the best tool we have to slow down, and in
some cases, reverse the aging process. What’s more, we know exercise
specifically helps so many of the challenges brought on by aging.
Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise helps reduce
blood pressure, control weight and lowers
cholesterol. Taking many forms, aerobic exercise
includes brisk walking, swimming, cycling, and
hiking. At a minimum, aerobic exercise should
be done three times per week for 20 minutes
each time. Ideally, aerobic exercise lasts 30-60
minutes and is done most days of the week.
Strength/weight training helps maintain bone
density, muscle strength and mass, and minimizes risks of falls. Strength training should be
performed 2-3 times per week, making sure to
have a rest day between sessions. This rest day allows muscles to rest and
recover. The necessary amount of weight or resistance varies with each
person. Appropriate resistance will require a struggle (honest effort) to
perform 12 consecutive repetitions of an exercise. The goal is two sets of 12
repetitions separated with 60 seconds rest.
Stretching is important to maintain muscle elasticity and joint range of motion.
Stiff, tight muscles are prone to pulls and tears and make movement difficult.
Stretching should be performed after exercise without bouncing. Each stretch
should be held for about 30 seconds with mild to moderate tension.
Maintaining health and fitness is critical to slow the aging process and keeping
the body functioning at its peak. Always consult a physician prior to starting
exercise and gradually increase amount of exercise over time.

Every Tuesday
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Core 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
Every Wednesday
Body Sculpting & Balance 8:00 am
Flow Yoga 8:45 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:00 am
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
Pilates 10:15 am (ballroom)
T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am
Interval Blast 11:30 am
Group Cycling 4:00 pm
Every Thursday
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Core 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm
Every Friday
Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
Body Sculpting & Balance 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
ZUMBA 10:15 am
Dance Movement (sign up only) 11:15 am
Every Saturday
Group Cycling 8:00 am
Interval Blast 9:30 am
* Most classes have a $2 or $4 fee

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Dec 5 at 2pm & Dec 15 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 demonstrations.
Personal Training:
One-on-one personal training
session $35/hr


Marketplace Partners
To advertise, contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more information.

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
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.
Lifelong Learning Coord.
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Sales Center
Del Webb Customer Service

Sage Recreation Center
Fax: 928-252-2102

Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wood Shop & Craft Studios

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm