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Sun City Festival Community Association


26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

Pat Cassidy Hired As Sun City Festival’s
Facilities Director
Please join us in welcoming
Pat Cassidy, Sun City Festival’s
Facilities Director.
Pat is an Arizona native of 40 years.
He is married and resides with his
wife and five-year old son in
Prior to joining the Festival Team,
Pat worked for 19 years in the
motion picture industry for one
company. His experience includes management, construction,
and maintainance of over 30 theatres in five different states.
For the past five years, facilities management and construction
have been his main responsibilities.
Some of Pat’s hobbies include coaching baseball, playing
softball, and making home improvements.

April 2015


Mucho May Events!

Shows @ 1:00 PM
Celebration Hall


Per Movie Showing
Register at
Member Services


popcorn, soda,
candy bar


April 26

Depicts the joys
and pitfalls of
a 12 year old
growing up.


May 24
During World War II,
a mathematician
tries to crack the
enigma code.


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

April 18
Endless Summer Pool Party
12 - 3 pm
Sage Center Pool & Patio

April 7
Improve Your Balance Lecture
10 am Celebration Hall

April 20
AARP Driver Safety Program
12 - 4 pm Celebration Hall West

April 9
Retirement Insurance Specilists
10 am Sable Room

April 23
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
10 am Sable Room

Solar Topps Seminar
5 pm Celebration Hall West

Dynamic Wealth Management
3:30 pm Celebration Hall West

April 10
BINGO Happy Hour
3 pm Celebration Hall
April 16
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot
Dental Implant Seminar by
Leslie Davis Periodontics
10 am Sable Room

April 24
Concert In The Park
6:30 pm Celebration Hall Event Lawn
April 26
Sunday Movie Matinee, Boyhood
1 pm Celebration Hall
April 30
9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

Upcoming Events
June 6:
“Broadway Concerts” Show
June 19:
Summer Kick-Off Dive-In Movie
June 26:
BINGO & Pizza Party
(note date change)

July 3:
Star Spangled Celebration
July 17: Trivia Night
July 26:
“Catch A Wave”
Beach Boys Tribute Show
August 15: Breakfast BINGO
August 29: “Teen Idols” Show


Register and Get More Details at Member Services

Tuesday, April 21: Vee Quiva Casino

- $14/Person, includes bus transportation,
lunch, and $10 Slot Play

Wednesday, May 6: Ft. McDowell Casino

- Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation

Thursday, May 21: Wild Horse Pass Casino

- $14/Person, includes bus transportation,
lunch at Cafe 247, $10 Slot Play

April 7-8: Highlights of Tucson
May 16: Verde Canyon
For Extended Travel Tours, Contact




one stop light to get there. The remarkable growth
and development of the area is still amazing to him.
He remembers low flights over the desert where there
are now high rises and communities. Later, while
based in the Philippines, he was the water safety instructor for the base, teaching swimming and diving.

Wendy and Chris Cottam
When Chris and Wendy planned to meet their friends
in Phoenix they had no intention of buying a house.
On the road for the past two years, they were busy
volunteering in the state parks from Florida to California. Thoroughly enjoying the experience of working
with the rangers and campers in a variety of parks,
they thought they would try another couple of years,
at least until they found the perfect stop for them.
When their friends invited them to visit Festival and
said that “...this place just feels right” they were
skeptical, at least until they got out of the car. It took
only a few weeks before they bought a house and put
the RV in storage. That was last June.
It has been over forty years since Chris lived in the
valley. He was in flight training at Williams Air Force
Base, now closed, and remembered there was just

Chris is California born and raised, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. He has worked in
construction, heavy machinery and equipment, and
automotive. He spent most of his career with GM in
Detroit where he trained technicians through distance
learning (TV) and wrote and edited many manuals.
He is fully Red Cross certified and teaches rehabilitation swimming lessons here at the Festival pool. This
is a special course designed for people with joint
replacement and neck problems, and the results have
been gratifying.
Wendy had a career in education as a classroom
teacher, teacher trainer and principal. She would like
to meet other UCLA grads (Bruins) in our community.
She has focused on children’s literacy and worked for
Scholastic as a national literacy consultant. Currently,
when she is not editing books, she is elbows deep in
clay at the pottery studio or practicing yoga.
And the friends that directed them to Festival? They
also bought a house here a few months ago because
“ just feels right.”

Cox Communications Corner
We want to thank Pulte and the Sun City Festival homeowners
Association for the partnership we have had since the
inception of the community. As a benefit of living in Sun City
Festival, your Cox Starter TV service is included in your HOA
dues at a discounted rate. You will see no charge for Cox Starter TV on your Cox invoice, a $26.99 value. For billing questions
please call Cox at 623-594-1000.
Many residents inquire about discounts on Internet and
telephone service which are available to the residents at
Sun City Festival. Cox offers five (5) levels of Internet service:
Starter, Essential, Preferred, Premier and Ultimate, ranging in
download speeds from 1 Mbps to 150 Mbps. Additionally, we
offer three (3) telephone packages: Starter, Essential and
Premier. For information about upgrading your services
or pricing, please call David Jaronik at 602-694-1813.


Share Your Story... Volunteer to be
Featured Resident(s) for a Month
Sun City Festival residents make this beautiful
community interesting and give it personality as well as demonstrate the active-lifestyle
Volunteer to be the featured resident(s) for a
month in the newsletter and on the community
portal to let your neighbors get a glimpse into
who you are, why you came to Sun City Festival
and what lifestyle activities keep you busy.
If you are interested in volunteering to be featured by sharing your short profile and picture,
please contact Lisa Annett at lannett@aamaz.
com or at 928-252-2133.

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


Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am
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







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 managed by
residents who passionately share the same interests. A separate listing of
each club, a brief description about each, and contact information is
available at Member Services and online at
Below are a few upcoming activities and events scheduled. All Sun City
Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all clubs. Learn
more about club opportunities by visiting the community website under the
Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Festival Swimmers Club

Left to Right Coach Don Schaefer, Thomas Jacob, John Kelly, & Phillip Moore

The Sun City Festival Swimmers Club had a small contingent of
competitive swimmers travel to Chandler, Arizona on February 23 to
participate in the Arizona Senior Olympics, a qualifier for the world’s
largest National Senior Games. This meet brings out the finest swimmers from west coast states and snowbirds from all over the United
States who are interested in qualifying for the National Senior Games
held the following year. Festival Swimmers had four swimmers who
gathered 15 medals total. Thomas Jacob (55-59 age) 1 gold, 2 silvers,
1 bronze. John Kelly (65-69, and John’s second swim meet ever) 1
silver, 3 bronze. Coach Don Schaefer (70-74 ) 2 silver, 1 bronze. Phillip
Moore (55-59) 4 golds.
Moore, Jacobs and Schaefer all had times presently ranked in the top
50 in the U.S. The outstanding race of the meet was turned in by Phil
Moore in the 50 Butterfly where he swam a 19th nationally ranked
27.98 seconds, beating several swimmers seeded higher than himself.
The Festival Swimmers Club is made up of fitness swimmers (the
majority), open water, tri-athletes, and competitive swimmers. We
welcome and encourage anyone who can already swim four lengths
of the Festival pool and are interested in working on stroke technique
and fitness improvement to join us. The workouts are tailored to each
swimmers ability with emphasis on improved endurance and fitness.



Sun City Festival Community Association


The Myths of Exercise

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

We are constantly bombarded with information about the best way to
exercise. How do we know what is fact and what is fiction? Continue
reading and have some of the myths busted.
Muscle Turns Into Fat: Muscle and fat are completely different types
of tissue and have totally different functions. One type of tissue cannot
turn into another type. When consistent exercise stops, muscle tissue will
atrophy (get smaller in size). Calorie burning decreases and fat storage
increases causing fat cells to get larger.
Stretch Prior To Exercise: Traditionally, people believed
stretching functioned as a warm-up and prevented injuries.
Recent research published in the Clinical Journal of Sports
Medicine showed stretching prior to exercise did not prevent injury
and reduced muscle force output. Stretching is most beneficial,
and safest, when done after five to ten minutes of light activity
(warm up) AND after exercise is completed.
Lifting Heavy Weights Will Make
Women Get Bulky: Women don’t have enough
of the muscle-building hormone testosterone to
get bulky. Regular strength straining is still very
important to maintain age-related strength and
muscle loss and to maintain bone density. In addition, strength training helps boost metabolism and
improve the hormonal profile.
Calorie Readout On Equipment Is Accurate: Research has shown that
calorie burn listed on some exercise equipment can overestimate calorie
burn by 40 percent. Treadmills and stationary bikes tend to have more
accurate calorie readouts than elliptical machines and other equipment.
To get the most accurate reading for a particular machine, enter your age
and weight. And, other factors such as gender and fitness level, also play a
role in numbers of calories burned.
Abdominal Exercises Reduce Abdominal Fat: This is the myth of spot
reduction. This applies not only to the body’s abdominal region but it also
applies to every part of the body. The location from which fat is burned
cannot be controlled. Stored body fat is burned only by creating a deficit of
caloric intake vs. caloric burn.
Many times, fitness information we get seems too good to be true. Other
times, information is dated and recent research has refuted previous
beliefs. Feel free to stop by the Fitness Office with questions you may have
about any fitness information.


Every Monday
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Pilates 8:45 am (ballroom)
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
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 10:00 am
Pilates 10:15 am (ballroom)
T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 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 10:00 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
April 3 at 2pm & April 20 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

Easter Brunch
April 5th

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

10 am - 2 pm

$25.95 Adults Inclusive
$14.95 Children 12 & Under

Reservations Recommended
Call 928-252-6445 ext 209

Scrambled Eggs
Cheese Blintz w/ Blueberry Compote
Morning Potatoes w/ Peppers & Onions
Fresh Fruit
Assorted Cheese Platter
Vegetable Crudite
Assorted Salads
Poached Salmon w/ Hollandaise Sauce

The Copper
Canyon Groove
Oldies from the 50s, 60s 70s

April 3rd 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Bob Marotta
& Friends

Mo &
The Bulldog

April 10th
8:00 - 10:00 pm

April 17th
8:00 - 10:00 pm

Honey Mustard Baked Ham
Roasted Turkey w/ Thyme Jus Lie
Mashed Potatoes
Assorted Vegetable Medley
Marinated Mushrooms
Pickles / Olives
Desserts & Mini Pastries

Presented by
Pat-Mark Productions

April 25th
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Golf Shop Semi Annual
Shopping Sale
Friday, April 10
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Please join us for our Semi
Annual Shopping Sale with
wine and appetizers to
enjoy. Receive discounts
up to 50% off your entire
purchase of golf shop
merchandise in a fun and
festive atmosphere. The
Golf Shop will be closed from 4 - 5 pm in preparation of
the event.
Note: This event will only take place if we are back in
the Golf Shop.

SCF Women’s Golf Group
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Like us on Facebook at

Nine and Dine
Sunday, April 12
Tee Time is 3:30 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
April 13 - 17
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.


Marketplace Partners
Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more information, or to advertise
on our Business Listings posted on the community website at

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
Leigh Klein
Community Standards
Patrick Cassidy
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