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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

Public Safety Building Construction Set To Begin
Construction for the Buckeye Public Safety Building for Sun City
Festival is expected to begin in late October or early November
2015. It is planned to be in-service the summer of 2016 and will
replace the current temporary location at Canyon Springs and
Beardsley Parkway. The new facility will be a joint use building
by the Buckeye Fire Department and a small Buckeye Police
sub-station and will include a community room. An emergency
service/first responder type of amenity is also planned in the
northeast corner of the facility. With this facility underway,
delivery of Beardsley Parkway is planned to occur mid 2016.

W el come !

Please join us in welcoming Karey Belanger and Janet Turner
to our community and HOA Executive Team!

Fall Class Registration
Begins September 14!
Monday, September 14th marks
the start of registration for the
Fall 2015 ASU Lifelong Learning
Class schedules and registration
forms are available at the Member
Services Desk and will also be on
the community website at
Register for six or more fee-paid
sessions and get a Ten Percent
Discount on your course fee total.
Many popular classes will once
again be offered such as Astronomy, history of Del Webb, Spanish,
using iPads and iPhones, meditation, and others.
We are also very excited to offer
a variety of new classes related to
travel, American history, art, politics, and more!
Sign up on the 14th before your
class choices get filled!

Karey Belanger, Community Standards Director
Please welcome Karey Belanger, Festival’s Community
Standards Director. She comes to us from Sun City
Mesquite, Nevada and is looking forward to meeting
and working with our outstanding Sun City Festival
Originally from the Seattle area, Karey recently moved
to Sun City with her wonderful husband Harry. They are
avid motorcycle riders and during a trip to visit friends
in Mesquite, Nevada, they toured Sun City Mesquite model homes and moved
to Mesquite in 2007. Both Karey and Harry spent the last seven years working at Sun City Mesquite HOA and enjoying much of the Del Webb lifestyle.
Karey and Harry look forward to spending more time with her father in Sun
City, finding new places to ride, attending Mariners Spring Training baseball
games, and so much more.
Karey’s vast experience at Sun City Mesquite is of great benefit to her and the
residents at Festival and we are so happy to have her on our executive team.
Please visit Karey in the Sage Recreation Center and introduce yourself.

Janet Turner, Lifestyle Director
With over 25 years of developing programs and events in
health clubs, communities and in the private sector, Janet
Turner is looking forward to joining the Sun City Festival
Community Team as the new Lifestyle Director. She has
been living in Arizona for the past 20 years and most
recently has been running her own business in creative
events. A mother of 3, she enjoys family time, boating, camping, working out
and painting. She is passionate about serving others and ensuring that there
is a healthy balance of FUN incorporated into everyone’s life. Please stop by
and welcome Janet when you’re in the Sage Recreation Center.




1:00 PM - Celebration Hall

Activities & Seminars

$3/Person Per Movie Showing
Register at
Member Serv
All-you-can-eat Popcorn, 1 Soda, 1 Candy Bar
The Age of Adaline

August 31 - Sept 4

Beat the Heat - Free Movie Marathon
Various Movies - See Details for Days/Times
Celebration Hall

San Andreas

September 27

October 25

Adaline has kept to
herself for decades
to keep secret the
fact that she has
remained 29-years
old for nearly a

September 3

The infamous San Andreas Fault gives way,
producing a devastating earthquake across
California. A highly
skilled helicopter pilot
races to save his family.

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

September 10

The Spouse Whisperer Comedy Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

September 17

9 am -12 pm Sage Center Parking Lot

September 18

Fall-ing Temps Dinner Dance
5:30 pm Celebration Hall

Visit Member Services to Register
and to Recive More Details

September 22

Action Termite Control Seminar
10 am Celebration Hall West

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Ft. McDowel Casino

- Complimentary Trip Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation

September 24

Columbia Par-Car Seminar
2 pm Celebration Hall West

Thursday, Oct. 15: Wild Horse Pass Casino

- Complimentary Trip Includes $10 Slot Play, bus transportation

September 27

Sunday Movie, The Age of Adaline
1 pm Celebration Hall

$2/person fee collected for driver gratuity per casino trip


October 9:
October 23:
November 9:
December 5:
Dec. 31 - Jan 2:

Arizona Fall Foliage
Verde Canyon Railroad
Penske Museum & Turf Paradise
Prescott Day Christmas Parade
Rose Bowl Trip

For Extended Travel Tours, Contact


Nov.7: Community Garage Sale

Nov.11: Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Nov. 14: Chartered Club Expo/Craft Sale

Saturday In The Park Concert
Dec.4: Festival of Lights Holiday
Parade and Dessert Party

Dec. 5: Doo-Wop Christmas Show

Dec.31: New Year’s Eve Party



Jay and Jan Nelson

Jay and Jan’s adventure together began 41 years ago in
Minnesota. Both grew up in small towns. Jay lived on a
resort on Horseshoe Lake spending most of his free time
water skiing and fishing, while Jan was a “city” girl living
in the apartment above her parent’s dry cleaning business. After gaining food service experience in his parent’s restaurant, Jay worked for Aramark and The Wood
Co. over 37 years managing nutrition services in schools,
colleges and business dining services in several major
corporations in the midwest and on the east coast.
During their first 22 years, Jan worked for various law
firms as well as Aramark and The Wood Co. Her last 15
years of employment were spent as Executive Assistant
to the President and CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country
Stores, Inc.
While visiting Jan’s sister and husband in Sun City West
in January 2013, they visited Festival. A couple of days
after returning to their home in Tennessee, they made an
offer on a vacation villa that was for sale at that time.
Besides being close to Jan’s sister and husband, they
were drawn to Festival for the location and the friendly
residents and staff.
Since moving to Festival in March of 2013, Jay and Jan

have attended the gamut of
ASU Lifelong Learning classes.
One or both have taken swimming, golf and pickleball lessons and participate in various
group fitness programs and
aqua aerobics. Jay served as
a Citizens on Patrol volunteer
and for the last 6 months has
been a range officer at the Joe
Foss Shooting Range south
of Buckeye. For the in-house
pickleball tournament last March, Jay was a member of
the organizing committee, and participates in the Digital
Photo Club. Jan is a member of the Geneology, Hiking
and Pickleball Clubs. During the peak sales season, they
are resident ambassadors at the sales center.
To celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary last year,
they took a 15 day air/land/sea cruise to Alaska during
the summer solstice followed by two nights in Vancouver. Jay and Jan are looking forward to spending more
time traveling, dancing with friends at the Indigo Grille,
and growing relationships with new acquaintances in
our expanding community.

Music Lovers Now Have More Listening Options with Contour Enhancements
Contour Upgrade Includes Guide Enhancements and
Interactive Services Featuring New Music Choice Plus
and Pandora
Cox Communications announced an upgrade of Contour
with new personalized music options. With the new feature
Music Choice Plus, customers On DEMAND library will
increase to more than 3,000 free music videos.
Customers will have access to the traditional Music
Choice TV channel, Music Choice On DEMAND, as well
as a new Music Choice interactive application. Customers
are also able to enjoy a personalized music experience
with Pandora. Customers can connect to Pandora online
from the Contour interactive service menu for new or
existing Pandora accounts.
Music Choice Plus: With the upgrade, Contour customers
will be able to search for a specific song, keyword, genre
or artist and enjoy related videos on a non-stop playback
for up to 14 videos. Customers can access music videos
through the On DEMAND menu or the interactive application. The interactive application can be launched from the
Music Choice audio TV channels.


Pandora: Customers will launch Pandora from the
Contour guide’s Interactive Services menu to link to their
existing Pandora account or create a new one. Up to 8
users can link to an account to enjoy their favorite music
or comedy tracks. Users familiar with the customization
of stations and track management will see their changes
implemented in Contour reflected in Pandora on other
devices for a seamless experience.
Contour provides a video experience that is uniquely
relevant to individual consumers, personally shaped to their
interests and preferences. In addition to the new music
options, customers will notice an enhanced on-screen
guide. When customers move from different menu options,
the transitions have been optimized.
Contour service is available as an upgrade over and
above the bulk level of service. For details, contact David
Jaronik at 602-694-1813. We appreciate the partnership
between Sun City Festival residents and Cox Communications.


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
Texas Hold’em Poker 12:00pm
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
Single Deck 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


Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am
Beginner Bridge/Mah Jongg 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
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

Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm
Texas Hold’Em Poker 12:00pm
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm



Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
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



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 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



Chartered Club Activities

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

Chartered Club News
Sun City Festival actively promotes over 30 Chartered Clubs managed
by residents who passionately share a variety of similar interests.
A separate listing introducing each club, a brief description about
each, and contact information is available at Member Services and
online at under Community Newsletters
as well as under the Clubs & Interest Groups sections.
Below are a few upcoming club activities and/or events. 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

Glass Arts Club Offering New Student Training
Glass Arts Club will be
offering an October New
Student Training Course
October 12 - 16 daily from
3 - 6pm at the Glass Arts
The course will teach the
basic art of scoring and
breaking glass, making curves and shapes, and the nature of different types of glass. Students will have the opportunity to make a trivet
dish and cabachons while learning about firing temperatures in which
glass melts. After completing this training, students will have the opportunity to register for one of the Stained Glass Classes that will be
starting in January, March, July or October, 2016.
Member registration forms can be picked up at the Member Services
Desk in the Chartered Clubs Notebook. Contact Barb Waggoner at
928-252-2958 for further information or questions.



Sun City Festival Community Association


Get Past the Plateau

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

Have you reached a fitness plateau? Do you continue to exercise and seem to
get little or no results? Maybe you have reached a plateau. A plateau is only
natural. Consider the body as a stimulus-response mechanism. The stimulus of
exercise creates the response of fitness. The body will respond only so much to
the same stimulus. In order to get more response (greater fitness) the stimulus
(exercise) needs to be changed or increased. This can be accomplished with
some easy steps.
INCREASE THE INTENSITY In the case of cardiovascular exercise, this means
going faster or increasing resistance. Try adding a little more speed or incline
while on the treadmill. For the stationary bike or the elliptical machine, increase
the speed (pedal faster) or increase the resistance level the machine provides.
These tricks will make the body work harder, increasing the exercise stimulus.
Another way to accomplish this is with interval training. During one session of
aerobic exercise, alternate periods harder and easier effort. It can be as structured as even work and rest periods (2 minutes harder effort, 2 minutes easier
effort), or any other combination of work and rest. For weight training, this is as
simple as adding to the amount of weight lifted. Add about five pounds on two or
three exercises. Chances are pretty good the same number of sets and repetitions will still be completed. However, more effort will be required.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME This is as simple as doing more exercise. Guidelines
for aerobic exercise are most days of the week and 40-60 minutes each time.
Adding another day, going from five to six days, of exercise can work wonders for
breaking a fitness plateau. Or, simply adding more time to each exercise session, maybe five or ten minutes, will also increase total demand on the body.
With weight training, adding one or two additional exercises can provide greater
results. A preferred method is to increase the exercises done with the large
muscles-legs, back or chest (or performing total-body moves). Doing additional
sets on current exercises can also bring additional benefits and challenge to the
TRY SOMETHING NEW Doing the same exercise eventually yields fewer or no
results. Try switching from the treadmill to the elliptical trainer or from a stationary bike to the treadmill. While using the same muscles, these will all change
how the body works and create more challenge. Switch weight exercises from
machines to dumbbells or vice-versa. Try some body-weight exercises (push-ups,
dips, pull-ups) instead of using resistance devices. Any shift in how exercise is
performed changes the stimulus and thus the response of the body.
When the exercise no longer seems to provide any benefit, you may be at a fitness plateau. The body has now adapted to the challenge of exercise. A plateau
is easily passed by changing exercise intensity, volume or type. Plus, any exercise
can be modified to provide additional challenge and benefit. Not only can you get
past a plateau, exercise will now become new, different and challenging when
changes are included.


Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Sept 4 at 2 pm & Sept 21 at 9 am (in Fitness Center)

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Interval Blast 12:00 pm


S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Yoga 5:30 pm


ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:15 am
Flow Yoga 8:45 am (ballroom)
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am


S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
- (cancelled on Sept 10)
Yoga 5:30 pm


Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
Body Sculpting & Balance 9:15 am
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am


HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:30 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
* Most classes have a $2 or $4 fee

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

Dining Hours:

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

Like Minds
September 11
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Wine &Dine


Tuesday, September 29

Wine Tasting Begins at 4 pm

Enjoy an Array of Fine Wines to Taste,
Imported & Domestic Cheese Plate,
Bread, Crackers & Seasonal Fruit

Three-Course Dinner Begins at 5 pm

Appetizer: Watermelon Salad
Main Course: Potato Crusted Dover Sole: Cauliflower Puree,

Crispy Brussel Leaves, Cajun Burre Blanc
Dessert: Lemon Curd: Shortbread Tart, Fresh Berries,

Whipped Cream

$28.00 Inclusive

Reservations Required, Call 928-252-6445 ext 209

September 19
4:00 - 6:00 pm

B ob M ar ot ta
& F ri en ds
September 25

4:00 - 6:00 pm

2015 Aerification & Over-Seeding Schedule
Golf Course Will Close on Monday, October 5
and Re-open on Friday, October 23.
Labor Day Tournament
Monday, Sept 7
8:00 am Shotgun
Four Person Scramble

Cost: $60 Annual Pass Holders; $75 SCF Residents;
$85 Guest/Public
Price Includes: Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Bag Tag,
Tournament Entry, Lunch and donation to the Folds
of Honor Foundation. Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Horse Race / Shootout

Golf Skills Challenge

Only $5 per person
Driving Accuracy: Monday, Sept 14 @ 5:00 pm
Glass Break: Monday, Sept 28 @ 5:00 pm
This skills challenge will be contested on the driving range and
feature one skills challenge at a time. Skills will include: Putting, Chipping, Pitch Shots, Flop Shots, Bunker Shots, Straightest Drives, etc. There will be a winner for each skill as well as
an overall winner for the series of skills. We call it Big Break
Copper Canyon! Participants do not need to compete in each
event but the more events the better the chance at winning
the overall prize.

Thursday, Sept 10 & Sept 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, Sept 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.


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
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness
Lisa Annett
George Jeffers, Ed. D.
Lifelong Learning Coord.
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Festival 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