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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

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February 2015

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FEBRUARY / MARCH ACTIVITY LINE-UP

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February Activities & Seminars
February 5
Bookmobile
9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

February 19
Bookmobile
9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

February 7 - Sold Out
Danny Vernon, The Illusion of Elvis
7 pm Celebration Hall

Essential Oils Seminar
1 pm Celebration Hall West

February 9
Dynamic Wealth Seminar
9 am Sable Room
February 10
PSP & Assoc. Financial Seminar
4 pm Celebration Hall West
February 12
Solar Topps Seminar
5 pm Celebration Hall West
February 14
Valentine’s Day Dance
7 pm Celebration Hall
February 17
Mardi Gras Happy Hour
2-4 pm Sage Center Pool/Patio
February 18
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
10 am Sable Room

February 21
Home & Business Expo
10 am - 2pm Sage Center Parking Lot
Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale
10 am - 2pm Celebration Hall
Jim Van Slyke Tribute to Neil Sedaka
National Performing Artist Show
7 pm Celebration Hall West
February 22 - Second Show!
Danny Vernon, The Illusion of Elvis
7 pm Celebration Hall
February 22 & 23 - Sold Out
Movie Matinee, “Gone Girl”
1 pm Celebration Hall
February 26
Edward Jones Financial Seminar
10 am Sable Room
February 28
Cheeseburger in Paradise Pool Party
12 -3pm Sage Center Pool/Patio

Free Spirit offers many choices
including cruises, value tours
and travel packages, adventure
travel, and international
vacations throughout the world.

UPCOMING TRIPS
February 5: Florence Old West
& Wine Country
February 7: Tubac Arts & Crafts
Festival
February 13: Desert Belle
Cruise & Lunch
February 15: Sedona One Day
Getaway
February 16-18: Casino del
Solfest Out West
February 18: Kartchner Caverns
February 25-26: Tucson Rodeo
March 10: Dolly Steamboat &
Apache Trail

CASINO DAY TRIPS
Register and Get More Details at Member Services

Tuesday, February 3: Harrah’s AK-CHIN Casino

- Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation
Thursday, February 26: Fort McDowell Casino

- Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation
Tuesday, March 10: Wild Horse Pass Casino

- $14/Person, includes bus transportation,

lunch, and $10 Slot Play
Wednesday, March 25: Fort McDowell Casino

- Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation

March 10-12: Grand Canyon
Adventure
March 16-18: Sunny Money
- San Diego and Viejas
April 7-8: Highlights of Tucson
May 16: Verde Canyon Railroad
For Extended Travel Tours,
Contact

FREE SPIRIT VACATIONS
480-926-5547
or Visit
www.freespiritvacations.com

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RESIDENT PROFILE
His work took them to Omaha, Nebraska; Dubuque,
Iowa; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Salt Lake City, Utah; Vancouver, Washington; Kansas City, and finally Atlantic,
Iowa. Ken and Laurel have two children and two
grandchildren.

Laurel and Ken Coffman
Ken is an engineer and land surveyor. He graduated
from the University of Missouri with a degree in Civil
Engineering. He worked in construction, consulting
engineering, and was a county engineer in Iowa. He
is a Vietnam veteran and retired from the U.S. Army
Reserves.
He met his wife, Laurel, at the University of Missouri.

Laurel is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. She was a homemaker and volunteer
at church and school. Having lived in a 100-year old
house for a number of years, Laurel learned how to
patch horsehair plaster walls, re-glaze windows, and
refinish wood floors --- skills which are now irrelevant
in their new house.
They moved to Festival in August 2014 and have
enjoyed the swimming pool, the fitness center, bocce
ball, movies, bingo, the welcoming friendliness of the
residents, and the sunshine. They recently joined
Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West. Laurel is a member of Lady Putters Club and Ken joined
the Woodcrafters Club.

1:00 PM in Celebration Hall

BIRDMAN
Sunday & Monday
March 29 & 30th
$3/person per
movie showing

Register at Member
Services

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Includes: All-you-can-eat
popcorn, soda, candy bar

April 10: BINGO Happy Hour
April 18: Endless Summer Pool Party
April 24: Concert In The Park

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Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
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 6:30pm
Pickleball 9:00am
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 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-4:00pm
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 6:30pm
Pickleball 9:00am
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 6:30pm

SATURDAY

Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 8:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 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
Pickleball 6:30pm

SUNDAY

FRIDAY

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Chartered Club Activities

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

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 is available at the Member Services Desk and online at
www.OurSunCityFestival.net.
Below you will find some of the upcoming activities and events that
a few of the clubs will be holding. 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 under the Clubs
& Interest Groups section.

Quilting Bees

Fiesta Of Quilts: Bi-Annual Quilt Show
Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7th
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.

FABs (Festival Association of Beauties)
Purge Your Closet Sale
Tuesday, March 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm
Celebration Hall of the Sage Recreation Center
Come one and all to the FABs Purge Your Closet Sale
where we’ll have clean, “gently used” women’s
clothing and accessories for sale. All residents,
family and friends are welcome to this event.
Sale proceeds will benefit Eve’s Place (via Eve’s Treasures Thrift Store), a
501(c) 3 non-profit providing safety, empowerment, and community based
programs for victims of domestic violence. Learn more by visiting
www.safetyatevesplace.org

Desert Harmony

That’s Entertainment Concert
March 21 & 22nd (2 show dates)
4 to 5 pm each day in Celebration Hall

Come enjoy some great music and let us
entertain you with classic theme songs!
Seats are limited so buy your tickets early.
$5/Person - Tickets can be purchased in the Sage Center Lobby during the
following days and times.
Thursday, Feb. 5 from 9-11am; Thursday. Feb 12 from 1-3pm;
Thursday, Feb. 19 from 9-11am; Thursday, Feb. 26 from 1-3pm.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

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Sun City Festival Community Association

FITNESS CLASSES
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

The Heart of the Matter

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

With February being American Heart Month, we should all take time to learn a few
things about the importance of heart health. The heart is the most important
muscle in the body and works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without
any rest. We all have at least some risk factors for heart disease but some risk
factors we cannot control include age, gender and family history. Risk factors we
can control are obesity, being sedentary, smoking, high blood pressure and high
cholesterol. Below are some statistics about heart disease:
• An estimated 82.6 million American adults (>1 in 3) have 1 or more types of
cardiovascular disease. Of these, 40.4 million are estimated to be ≥60 years of
age.
• Average age of first heart attack is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.
• One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure.
• In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher are considered high risk.
Levels from 200 to 239 mg/dL are considered borderline-high risk.
• Among Americans ages 55–64, 16% of men and 30.5% of men have total blood
cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher.
• For ages 65–74 10.9% of men and 24.2% of women have high cholesterol.
• Among people ages 55–64, 79.7% of men and 69.6% of women are overweight
or obese, defined as a BMI (body mass index) of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher.
• In 2007, cardiovascular disease caused the deaths of 391,886 males and
cancer killed 292,857 males.
• Coronary heart disease is the single major cause of death of American males,
killing 216,050 in 2007. This represents 53.2% of deaths.
• In part because women have heart attacks at older ages than men do, they’re
more likely to die from them within a few weeks.
• More than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease.
• Since 1984, the number of cardiovascular disease deaths for females has
exceeded those for males.
• In 2007, cardiovascular disease was the cause of death in 421,918 females.
Females represent 51.8 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease.
To improve cardiovascular health and control heart disease risk factors, follow a lowfat diet and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise includes brisk walking,
swimming, cycling and running. To maintain current heart health, aerobic exercise
should be done three times per week and twenty minutes each time. To improve
and maximize heart health, aim for thirty to sixty minutes of aerobic exercise most
days per week (5-6 days). Aerobic exercise should be done at an intensity in which
a “breathy” conversation can be held. Breathing hard enough to prevent talking is
too intense. Easy conversation means effort needs to be increased.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer. Let’s take the month of February
to improve our cardiovascular health through exercise and proper diet.
For more information, visit the website of the American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

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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
Feb 6 at 2pm & Feb 16 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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Dining Hours:

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

Bob Marotta
& Friends

KARAOKE

February 6th 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Live Entertainment

February 21st

Rock’n Out Valentines with

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Dayle Mason

(the Rock’n Relic)

Presented by
Pat-Mark Productions

Friday, February 13th
8:00 - 10:00 pm

SCF Women’s Golf Group
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays

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

Nine and Dine
Sunday, February 8
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.

Get Golf Ready Clinics
February 16 - 20

GOLF CLINICS

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
www.playgolfamerica.com/ggr/

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

Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/coppercanyongolfclubaz

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Marketplace Partners
Contact Lisa at lannett@aamaz.com or 928-252-2133 for more information, or to advertise
on our Business Listings posted on the community website at www.OurSunCityFestival.net.

OurSunCityFestival.net

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
928-252-2103
Leigh Klein
Community Standards
Director
928-252-2105
Tim Owens
Facilities Director
928-252-2130
Tracy Citrano
Lifestyle Director
928-252-2104
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness Director
928-252-2115
Lisa Annett
Communications
Coordinator
928-252-2133
George Jeffers, Ed. D.
Lifelong Learning Coord.
928-252-2107
Caring Neighbors
928-252-2118
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
928-252-6445
Sales Center
928-252-6500
Del Webb Customer Service
800-664-3094

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 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm