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Sun City Festival Community Association

Happy 2015!

January 2015

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

Brad Lundmark Hired As Sun City Festival’s Community Manager
It is our pleasure to inform you that after an
extensive recruiting process, Brad Lundmark
has been hired as the Community Manager
for Sun City Festival. Brad comes to us with
nine years of Community Management
experience with AAM, LLC., our community
management partner. During his tenure he
has managed a number of large-scale, fully
amenitized and lifestyle focused communities including his most recent role at Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb.

Please join us in welcoming Brad Lundmark to the Sun City Festival Community.
He began his first day with us on Monday,
December 1st. He is extremely excited
and motivated about this opportunity and
we are equally as excited to have him on
board. We are confident that you will enjoy
working with Brad and that he will make a
great addition to our already fabulous team.
Resident satisfaction is of the utmost importance and we are confident that Brad will
strive to exceed your expectations!


Sun City Festival Community Association

Dining Hours:

Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Breakfast: Sat & Sun8 am - 12 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm

Live Entertainment


January 7 8:00 - 10:00 pm


January 24

4:00 - 6:00 pm

January 21

Presented by
Pat-Mark Productions

8:00 - 10:00 pm

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

Nine and Dine

Sunday, January 11
Tee Time is 3:00 pm


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.

Valentine’s Day Golf Tournament
February 15, 2015
12:30 pm Shotgun (Limit 44 pairs)
$60/Pair (+ green fees)
Non-golfing partner may attend Dinner for $26

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
January 19 - 23
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

Entry forms and registration is at the Pro Shop.


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January Activities & Seminars
January 2
9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

January 18
Sunday Movie, “The Hundred-Foot
Journey” 1 pm Celebration Hall

January 8
Solar Topps Seminar
5 pm Celebration Hall West

January 20
“How to talk to your grandkids about
money” Seminar by MidFirst Bank
10:30 am Celebration Hall West

January 10
Breakfast BINGO
9:30 am Celebration Hall

January 22
9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

January 12
Dynamic Wealth Seminar
9 am Sable Room

Sun Valley Solar Seminar
10 am Sable Room

January 13
Weight Watchers Info Meeting
8 am Sable Room

“Technology on Patrol” Festival Bytes
Computer Club & Buckeye Police Dept.
3 pm Celebration Hall West

Summerwind Solar Seminar
10 am Celebration Hall West

January 23
Country Western Dance Night
7 pm Celebration Hall

January 15
Holmes Law Estate Planning Seminar
10 am Sable Room
Clear Solutions Financial Seminar
3:30 pm Celebration Hall West
January 16
Utah Summer Citizens Program
10:30 am Celebration Hall West
Free Spirit Travel Seminar
2 pm Celebration Hall West
January 17
Beachfront Property (NPA Show)
7 pm Celebration Hall

January 27
Heat Shield Energy Saver Seminar
11 am Celebration Hall West
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
6:45 pm Festival Foothills Gymnasium
January 28
Take Shape For Life Seminar
10 am Sable Room
January 29
Edward Jones Financial Seminar
10 am Sable Room
January 30
Community Manager Meet & Greet
9:30 am Celebration Hall

February 5: Florence Old West
& Wine Country
February 7: Tubac Arts & Crafts
February 9: Shopping at
Algodones, Mexico
February 13: Desert Belle
Cruise & Lunch
February 15: Sedona One Day
February 16-18: Casino del
Solfest Out West
February 18: Kartchner Caverns
February 25-26: Tucson Rodeo

Register and Receive More Information at Member Services

Wednesday, January 7: Wild Horse Pass Casino
Thursday, January 29: Ft. McDowell Casino
Tuesday, February 3: Harrah’s AK-CHIN Casino
Thursday, February 26: Ft. McDowell Casino

March 10: Dolly Steamboat &
Apache Trail

For Extended Travel
Tours, Contact
or Visit



February Event Line-Up

Annual Home &
Business Expo
February 21

10 am - 2 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

Solar - Decorating - Financial
Landscape - and More!


Chartered Club Expo
& Craft Sale

Clubs will be exhibiting and selling their projects.
Join us in Celebration Hall from 10 am - 2 pm.


Visit the Events and Activities Calendar under for all event and seminar listings.

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 9:00am
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
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
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
Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 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
Wood Carving Class 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-4:00pm
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Texas Hold’Em Poker 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Ladies’ Doubles Drop-In Tennis 1:30pm
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 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





Chartered Club Activities

Mah Jongg 1:00pm
Bocce Ball 2:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Mexican Train 6:30pm
Pickleball 7:00pm

Chartered Club News
Sun City Festival actively promotes over 30 Chartered Clubs that its residents
are passionately engaged in and manage. A separate listing of each of the
clubs, a brief description about them, and their main contacts will be available
at the Member Services Desk and online after all new officers have been
determined for 2015.
Below you will find some of the activities and events that a few of the clubs
will be holding this month. All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to
participate in clubs of your choice and you can also learn more about the clubs
through the community website at under the Clubs
& Interest Groups section.

Festival Bytes Computer Club
Technology On Patrol

Join us on Thursday, January 22 at 3 pm in
Celebration Hall for a presentation by the Buckeye
Police Department. We are sponsoring this event
to help residents learn how the police use technology to keep us safe. This informative presentation
is open to all Sun City Festival residents.

Quilting Bees

Fiesta Of Quilts: Bi-Annual Quilt Show

Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7th from 9 am to 3 pm
in Celebration Hall in the Sage Center we will be holding
our bi-annual quilt show. $3 charitable donation is admission at the door. We will have vendors, a boutique, raffle,
and refreshments will be provided by the Indigo Grille. For
questions or more information, please contact Patti Parr at
928-252-3215 or Jane Lyon at 214-551-8314.

Line Dancers Club

Line and Couples Pattern Dancing Lessons

We are incorporating Couples Pattern Dancing now and will be
offering free Pattern Dance Lessons to our Line Dance Club
members. We also invite all residents to check us out on
Saturday, January 31 at 6 pm in Celebration Hall where we will
hold a demonstration and teach couples the basics of the AZ TwoStep, Oklahoma Two-Step, and other pattern dances. At 7pm we
will have open dance. Please register in the Club Events Notebook at Member
Services. Contact Jo at 480-285-4442 for more information.

Softball Club

SCF 7th Annual Community
Softball Tournament

The SCF Softball Club will be hosting the
2015 Senior Softball Tournament from
January 20 - 31st. Teams playing in the
tournament will not only include Festival, but
also teams from Sun City Grand, Sun City
West, Trilogy, Arizona Traditions, and Pueblo El Mirage. The tournament is free
to spectators with six games each day, starting at 9 am. Refreshments will be
available for purchase at the Del E Webb Softball Field. A schedule for the tournament is available on our website at Please come
out and cheer on our Festival teams!



Sun City Festival Community Association

We are both United States Masters Swim coaches (Don
competes) and when we saw the 25 yard pool and that it
is deep at both ends, we knew there was a possibility of
a club/competitive team being developed. Our first time
visiting Festival, we spoke with Chuck Eier, Fitness and
Wellness Director, and he expressed that he had tried
to get coaches to come from Surprise and do exactly
what we had in mind. With help from Chuck, Tracy
Citrano, and some wonderful new swim friends who
stepped forward to get the club off the ground, together
we formed the Sun City Festival Swimmers Club and
now have close to 50 members, competitive swimmers,
triathletes, and fitness swimmers combined.

Don and Betty Schaefer
What brought us here…circuitous route. In 2011,
Betty ran in the World Masters Track Championships in
Sacramento, California, the first time in some 16 years
that the “Worlds” had been to the U.S. We were living
in Bend, Oregon at the time, and had been for two years
after being married there in 2009. We decided to find a
place we would both like and be able to train year-round
After much deliberation about the pros and cons of
living in Oregon, and both being USA Track and Field
National track umpires at the University of Oregon for
six months of the year, we felt that if Betty was going to
have a chance to utilize her gift we needed to find better
We spent two years ‘nomading’ between Montana,
(hiked Glacier Park for five months) in the summer and
Palm Desert Sun City during the winters. We liked the
Sun City experience but didn’t care for California. We set
out to find a 55+ community in Arizona and stayed in
several prior to Sun City Festival.

Betty continues to train with the Gotta Run Club in
Surprise, has been adopted by several trail running
groups, and with only six months here she has been able
to achieve first place in the U.S. in the 65-69 400m and
8th in the world. This exceeds anything she had done
Weather is important for both of our training, and
fortunately at Festival we found a new home plan that
was exactly what we had been looking for and the price
was right, everything seemed to fall into place. Festival
is of course known for great picklball which is another
reason we were drawn here. Don is a pickleball convert
and continues to go to the courts to learn from other
outstanding players here.
We have made great friends in our seven months in
Festival. The Swim Club has kept us beyond busy and
have now succeeded in getting two more coaches to
help with training and the instructional workload. We
both knew that when we saw Festival it just seemed
right for us. We are thoroughly enjoying the community.
Everyone is super friendly since our first visit and nothing
has changed our minds whatsoever. Our neighborhood
is very active and living here is just meant to be.

Board of Directors
Annual Meeting
January 27
6:45 PM

Festival Foothills
Elementary Gym
All Sun City Festival
Residents Are Welcome


March 7: Community Yard Sale
March 7: Country Western Dance Night
March 14: Spring Fest & Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale
March 18: Sage Center Birthday Celebration

Fitness Classes

Turning Back The Hands Of Time

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

We have many different signs of aging. Most of those are visible-color and
quantity of hair, skin wrinkles, etc. However, when it comes to health and
functioning at a younger chronological age, what’s inside our body is the most
critical. Heart, lungs, brain and others are the parts we truly want to be young.
Some psychologists suggest functional decline is not a necessary process of
aging, but rather a function of attitude and action. At a certain age, “we expect
to fall apart, so we allow ourselves to fall apart” says Harvard professor Ellen
Langer. A few simple steps can be taken to minimize the aging process from
The Brain: Around age 25, the human brain begins to slowly decrease in size.
With the size decrease comes less efficient nerve signaling bringing decline in
comprehension, retention and reasoning. The good news is we can do things
to help formation of myelin, the white matter helping to conduct nerve impulses. Practicing anything which combines learning and physical activity can help
brain function. These include bowling, juggling and others. Practicing is more
important than mastering the skill. Just doing the activity 20-30 minutes a few
days a week can help regain the brain function.
The Lungs: Without smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke, lung function
can decline by age 40. Alveoli, sacs in the lungs allowing exchange of oxygen
and carbon dioxide, begin to lose surface area and thus efficiency. Researchers and physicians have determined vitamins D and A in fortified dairy products-yogurt, cottage cheese and reduced-fat milk help the lungs function better
and help production of lung tissue. Milk-it does a body good.
The Heart: Around age 40, the heart begins to shrink in size and tissues of the
aorta become stiffer and more fibrous. As a result, the heart must work harder
to pump blood. Every minute of cardiovascular exercise helps to prevent and
reverse the aging process of the heart. Recent research showed 30 minutes
on a treadmill three times each week at a steady, honest effort improved blood
flow and increased cells which repair artery walls. In addition, adding intervals
of higher intensity exercise boosts arterial flexibility.
Bones: Supportive material inside bones can shrink by 30% between ages
25 and 50. At 65 even more bone degeneration takes place as the minerals
decrease. According to Bahram Arjmandi, Ph.D., chairman of Florida State University Department of Nutrition, prunes are very effective in preserving bone
mass and reversing bone loss. Polyphenols and antioxidant properties in
prunes increase the magnesium content in bones maintaining bone strength
and density.
Fighting the aging process is not just a matter of hair dye and Botox. Taking
the right steps can help maintain long-term internal youth, as well.
Stewart, J. “Many Ways to Maintain Youth,”

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
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
* Most classes have a $2 or $4 fee

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Jan 2 at 2pm & Jan 19 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