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Sun City Festival Community Association
26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

NOVEMBER 2015

Register Today!
Fall ASU Lifelong Learning Classes
Seating is limited, sign up for your classes
today!
Class schedules and registration forms are
available at the Member Services Desk as
well as on the community website at
OurSunCityFestival.net.
Register for six or more fee-paid sessions
and get a Ten Percent Discount on your
course fee total.
Astronomy class takes you deep into outerspace, learn more about Mr. Del Webb
as a philanthropist, how meditation can be
beneficial on a daily basis, southwest fall
landscaping, and so much more.
New classes this semester include a variety
related to travel, American history, art,
politics, and many more.
Register Today!

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SUNDAY MOVIE MADNESS
1:00 PM - Celebration Hall

$3/Person Per Movie Showing

All-you-can-eat Popcorn, 1 Soda, 1 Candy Bar

Register at Member Services

Love & Mercy

November 15

A biopic of Beach Boys mastermind
Brian Wilson, focuses on two distinct
periods in the songwriter’s life. One
timeline follows Wilson as he quits performing live to focus on an album, and
the single “Good Vibrations.” The other
section of the film features an older
Wilson as he attempts to escape the
influence of a manipulative doctor who
has become a totalitarian guru to him.

December 13

Trainwreck

Since she was a little girl, it’s been
drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal
of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic.
Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by
that credo—enjoying what she feels is
an uninhibited life free from stifling,
boring romantic commitment—but in
actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. She
finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a
charming and successful sports doctor
named Aaron Conners.

Visit Member Services
for Details and to Register
Wednesday, November 18: Ft. McDowell Casino
- Complimentary Trip Includes $10 Slot Play,
bus transportation

Wednesday, December 9: Ft. McDowell Casino
- Complimentary Trip Includes $10 Slot Play,
bus transportation

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

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NOVEMBER Activities & Seminars
November 5
Free Spirit Vacations Seminar

November 12
Bookmobile

Tax Saving Strategies
Seminar & Dinner by
PSP & Associates

8 am - 1 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

November 11
Veterans Day Ceremony

November 17
Solar Topps Seminar

10 am Sable Room

5 pm Celebration Hall West

Columbia ParCar Seminar

November 7
Blood Drive

Community Yard Sale

1 pm Celebration Hall

Sun Valley Solar Seminar

4 pm Celebration Hall

8 am Celebration Hall

November 15
Sunday Movie, “Love & Mercy”

9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

1:30 pm Celebration Hall East

November 18
Investment Seminar by
Dynamic Wealth

2 pm Celebration Hall West

November 13

9 am Sable Room

Medicare Basics Seminar by
Retirement Insurance Specialists
10 am Celebration Hall West

Financial Stability Seminar
by Bergen Financial Group
4 pm Celebration Hall West

November 14
Chartered Club Expo & Craft Sale

9:30 am Sage Center Entrance
10:30 (after ceremony) Cake &
Coffee in Celebration Hall

November 26
Thanksgiving Day

9 am - 1 pm Celebration Hall,
Coriander, Terra Cotta Rooms

Sage Recreation Center
Is Closed All Day

Picnic In The Park Concert
and Food Vendors
12 -2 pm Sage Center
Amphitheatre

To Register For Trips, Contact Free Spirit
Vacations Directly at 480-926-5547

UPCOMING TRIPS

November 9:

December 5:
Dec. 31 - Jan 2:

January 9:


February 9:

March 9:

Penske Museum & Turf Paradise
Prescott Day Christmas Parade
Rose Bowl Trip
Boyce Thompson Arboretum &
Casa Grande Nat’l Monument
Wild West Saloon Crawl & Lunch
Dessert Belle & Fountain Hills

To Register, Contact

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

January 7:
January 16:
January 22:
January 25:

Saturday Night Fever Show
The Dynamite Divas Show
Happy Hour BINGO
Elvis Show

HAPPY
THANKSGIVING!
Thursday, November 26th
Sage Recreation Center
Holiday Hours:
Nov 25: Close at 6 pm
Nov 26: Closed All Day
Nov 27: Open At 5:30 am

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RESIDENT PROFILE

Ken and Shirley Underwood
Ken and Shirley Underwood are proud to call Port Elgin,
Ontario Canada their home and currently live there, while
adding some fall and spring months in Festival.
Ken grew up on the family dairy farm, which his great
grandfather built in 1906. Shirley was raised in the Fruit Belt
of Ontario, the Niagara Peninsula. They met at Agricultural
College, where Ken was getting an Agricultural Degree, and
Shirley studied Home Economics. They were married in
November 1978 (after the crops came off!) and are
celebrating 37 years this fall.
Ken ran the family dairy farm until 2007 when they sold the
cows. He still operates 300 acres, cash crops the land, and
manages their other real estate properties. He is also an
additional tractor trailer driver for the local milk transport
company. Shirley started working as a travel agent, learning on the job, managed the business, and then started her
own financial planning practice in 1993. During this time
they had four children- three daughters and a son. They
now have three granddaughters. In their early farming years,
they ran a Bed & Breakfast in their home, and farm vacation
holidays in a Century Stone cottage on the same property.
Ken has been very active in dairy organizations at the local
and provincial level, and Shirley has been a Rotarian, and
on the Board for Habitat for Humanity for 12 years. They
are both Global Village team leaders, and Shirley hosted the
first Canadian Global Village Team in 2007. They have both
done Team builds in Cambodia, Ken has been the leader
for two of them, one in Phnom Penh and one in Siem Reap.
They have participated several times building in New
Orleans, and have already completed the initiation course
for the Phoenix Affiliate, and are regulars at the Restore.

Communications Corner
Cox Offers Fastest In-Home WiFi Service
Cox offers access to the fastest in-home WiFi service with the
latest in wireless Internet equipment. Outside the home, access
to CoxWiFi hot spots is free for Cox customers who subscribe
to Cox High Speed Internet Preferred, Premiere and Ultimate
packages.
“The benefits of an ultra-fast Cox High Speed Internet connection extend far beyond the home. When our customers are on
the go, they can enjoy free access to CoxWiFi hotspots, plus
the nation’s largest WiFi network of over 400,000 CableWiFi
hotspots across the country,” said Wolfe. “These hotspots are
located in public areas across the valley and nationwide, such
as restaurants, malls, sports arenas, parks and beaches including
1,200 CoxWiFi hotpots in the metro Phoenix and Tucson area.”
Cox customers who are looking for WiFi access can go to
www.cox.com/hotspots and enter their current location
to find nearby hotspots. Users can also click on a WiFi
icon on the map or download the Cox Connect app for

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Ken and Shirley
started their hunt
for a retirement spot
many years ago, as
they are avid travellers, having visited
Arizona in 1998 with
their children, on a
circletrip from Phoenix to Las Vegas and
the Grand Canyon.
In the interim,
having travelled to
most of the world’s
continents, they knew that winters in their later years
needed to be in the south. The desert and predictable sunny
weather were the deciding factors. They purchased their
Festival home in May 2014, with the prime factor being
green space and privacy.
Ken and Shirley have joined the Players Club and the Swimmers Club and have already competed in their first meet last
November. As hikers, they started by visiting the Maricopa
County Parks this past spring and are keen to do more.
Shirley started up the new sand volleyball interest group
in April 2015, and several great games have already been
played. She has attended Fine Arts Club classes, and Ken is
interested in the Car Club, as they drive their Corvette here
for fun!
Not yet retired from their obligations in Canada, they are
looking forward to spending the full winter in Sun City
Festival starting in the fall of 2016.

iPhone and Android devices and immediately access directions
to or from the specific WiFi hotspot address. Once a user has
logged into a Cox WiFi or CableWiFi hotspot, his or her wireless device will automatically recognize and logon to other Cox
WiFi and CableWiFi hotspots for up to two years. For more
information, visit the Cox WiFi homepage at www.cox.com/wifi.
In addition to increased mobility, Internet usage is doubling
every two years and consumers are adding more and more
devices to their home network. Today, the average home
has more than six devices connected to the Internet and that
number is expected to leap to 11 devices by 2017. Cox is committed to continually evolving its service offerings to stay at
the forefront of these trends, has been the broadband leader
in its markets over the past two decades for speed, availability
and customer choice. To speak with your COX representative,
contact David Jaronik at 602-694-1813.
We appreciate and value the partnership with Sun City Festival
residents.

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SUNDAY

SATURDAY

FRIDAY

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Chartered Club Activities
Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mah Jongg 9:00am
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
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
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am
Players Club -Play Anything 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:00am
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
Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Mah Jongg 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
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
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
Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri) 10:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Scrabble 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 Limit Poker 12:30pm
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Mah Jongg 1:00pm
Bocce Ball 2:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 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 club listing with an
introduction of each and contact representatives is available at Member Services as
well as online at OurSunCityFestival.net under the Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Below are a few upcoming club activities. All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all clubs. Learn more about club opportunities by
attending the upcoming Club Expo & Craft Sale in the Sage Recreation Center on
November 14 between 9am and 1pm.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Festival Bytes Computer Club

- Meeting Information

Welcome back to our seasonal residents, and we welcome all
new Festival residents. If you own a computer, tablet, smart
phone or laptop, we invite you to join us. General meetings
are held the third Thursday in Celebration Hall West. We also
offer monthly workshops in the ASU Classroom. More information can be found on our website, festivalbytes.com

Digital Photo Club

- Meeting Information

As a club, we are comprised of residents interested in improving our
photographic skills and willing to share our knowledge with others.
We hold weekly meetings and classes on Tuesday mornings from 10
- 11:30 am. We offer optional day or overnight trips to locations with
photographic value. Club dues are $10 per year for individuals, or
$15 for households. We welcome all Festival residents to attend up to
three club meetings as guests to learn more before making the decision to join. For
more information, please contact Craig Watts at 623-500-2912, or Marty Massari at
630-204-8031, or Carol Komassa at 262-957-4075.

Fine Arts Club

- November Classes
Come one and all, beginners to masters, for a fun-filled new
season of art. Contact Nikki Miles for more information at
303-670-0516. Details to register for classes and a list of
supplies can be found at our website, scffineartsclub.com
November Classes Include:
MONDAYS: • Pastels: Inst. Judy Azemove, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23

from 9am - 12pm
• Perspective Painting with Southwest Landscapes and Cacti: Inst. Allen Reamer,
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 from 1 -2:30pm
• Charcoal Still Life: Inst. Allen Reamer, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 from 2:30 -4pm
WEDNESDAYS: • Oils and Acrylics: Inst. Anne Porter, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 from
9am -12pm
THURSDAYS: • Watercolor: Inst. Diane Walenda, Nov 5, 12, 19 from 9am - 12pm

Softball Club

- Join us for the 2015-16 Winter Season
The SCF Softball Club will be playing or hosting games
at the Del E Webb Memorial Softball Field, Monday
through Friday starting November 9 until March 2016.
We take Thanksgiving week off, as well as the weeks
of Christmas and New Year’s.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday games start at 8:30 am and run until 3:30 pm.
Teams from Festival and other senior communities in the Phoenix West Valley play
each other. Tuesday and Friday games start at 8:30 am through 12 noon. Teams
from Festival play each other.
All Festival residents and guests are invited to come out and watch our games.
Festival residents are invited to join our Softball Club and can check us out
at scfsoftballclub.com

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Sun City Festival Community Association

FITNESS CLASSES
Mondays

The STRONGEST
M u s cle

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

The heart, or cardiac muscle, is the strongest, most resilient muscle in
the human body. Over a lifetime, the heart works
24-hours a day. On an average day, the heart beats
100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons
of blood. Over a 70-year lifetime, the heart beats
more than 2.5 billion times.
Sadly, heart disease is the number one or number
two cause of death (and most preventable) for
people in the United States age 25 years or older.
Heart disease includes congestive heart failure
(CHF) in which the heart is weakened and cannot
pump enough blood throughout the body to meet even basic requirements.
Another form of heart disease is coronary artery disease in which the blood
supply to the heart muscle (myocardium) is reduced or stopped due to
blockage in the arteries feeding the muscle. This can lead to death of the
heart muscle and heart attack.
Risk factors for heart disease include age, gender, smoking, obesity,
inactivity, hypertension (high blood pressure), high blood cholesterol, and
diabetes. The good news is that most of the risk factors are controllable.
Exercise and/or medications can control many risk factors and prevent
development of heart disease.
Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise is a great way to
prevent heart disease. A simple daily brisk walk of
30-minutes or more can help control blood pressure,
cholesterol and diabetes. Ideally, we need aerobic
exercise most days of the week for 30-minutes or more.
Brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, jogging, hiking or
other aerobic exercises need to be done at a moderate
effort to elevate the heart rate and bring about some
feeling of exertion. Done consistently over time, aerobic
exercise makes the heart stronger and more efficient
while minimizing the risk factors for heart disease.
For more information consult the website of the American Heart Association
at www.americanheart.org.

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Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Nov 6 at 2 pm & Nov 16 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 10:00 am

Tuesdays

S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 3:30 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm

Wednesdays

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am

Thursdays

S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Jazzercise 3:30 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm

Fridays

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

Saturdays

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

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

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

Like Minds

Wine & Dine

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Sunday, November 15

Wine Tasting Begins at 4 pm

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

live entertainment

Three-Course Dinner at 5 pm

November 6
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Appetizer: Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta
Main Course: Cranberry Brie Stuffed Chicken Airline: Sage-Carrot
Couscous, Almond Cream Sauce, Roasted Beets, Toasted Pistachios
Bordelaise, Pancetta Cream Sauce, & Baby Carrots
Dessert: Carmel Russian Custard: Vanilla Wafer Crumble, Carmel
Sauce and Candied Pecans

KARAOKE
November 14
4:00 - 6:00 pm

$28.00 Inclusive

Reservations Required, Call 928-252-6445 ext 209

Dayle Mason

The Rock’n Relic

November 20
4:00 - 6:00 pm

DEMO DAYS
10 am - 2pm

• Callaway Demo: Thusday, Nov 5

Thanksgiving Day Hours - November 26th

• Ping Demo: Thursday, Nov 12

The Golf Shop will only be open until 2:00 pm.
Only available tee times will be 9:00 am Shotgun.
Practice Facility Closes at 1:00 pm. Sign-up in the Golf Shop.

GOLF CLINICS
Monday and Friday Golf Clinics

Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Friday at
10:00 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 16 - November 20

9 - 10:30 am

Golf Shop BLACK FRIDAY
Semi-Annual Shopping Sale
Friday, November 27
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Please join us for our Black Friday Semi-Annual
Shopping Sale, where wine and appetizers will
not be the only things you enjoy.

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/

Receive discounts up to 50% off your entire purchase of golf
shop merchandise in a fun festive atmosphere. Please remember
that the Golf Shop will be closed from 4 - 5 pm in preparation for
the big event.

Nine and Dine

As part of Troon’s partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital
(PCH), we will once again be participating by holding several Hit
the Green For PCH events. We will also be asking our guests to
round up their purchases to the nearest dollar at all point-of-sale
outlets at Copper Canyon and the Indigo Grille. These
events started on September 30 and will run through
November 16.

Sunday, November 22
Tee Time is 3:00 pm

Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner
buffet. Dinner will be at approximately 5/5:30 pm.
Sign up in the Pro Shop.

Hit The Green For PCH

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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
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
928-252-2105
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
928-252-2130
Janet Turner
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
Festival Sales Center
623-444-1105
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