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


Class Registration Begins October 3rd!
New this year, we are offering you an additional way
to register for classes through our Online Registration
system! You can still register at the Member Services
Desk if you prefer, but that is no longer your only
option. Class schedules and registration forms are
available at the Member Services Desk and also as
downloads through the community website at If you are unsure if you
have an account for online registration, please see a
Member Services Representative who can assist you.
Some great new classes will be offered in this fall’s
session, come to the Class Informational Seminar
on Sept. 13 at 10 am in the ASU Classroom to learn
more. New classes include, but are not limited to,
subjects such as travel tips and in depth information
on specific travel experiences to Cambodia, Morocco,
South Africa and more. Other new classes will touch
on culture and economy in places like Saudi Arabia,
Switzerland, and Australia. Learn some southwest
planting and pruning tips as well as a little about the
FBI, Astronomy, Rembrandt, and history of the
Tuskegee Airmen, and the Harvey Houses.
We anticipate your participation in these great classes
and welcome you to take advantage of online registration when it begins. We’ll see you in class!


September 18


Hugely successful businesswoman
Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is
convicted of insider trading and sentenced to prison. After being released,
she is forced to move in with a longsuffering employee of hers (Kristen
Bell), and tries to earn redemption and
revamp her public image by helping a
group of young girls in their quest to
sell brownies.



Popcorn, 1 Soda, and 1 Candy Bar
Pre-Register at Member Services

October 16

The Nice Guys

In 1970s Los Angeles, bumbling private eye
Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and muscle-forhire Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) become
unlikely partners. They find themselves both
looking for a missing woman named Amelia
(Margaret Qualley) following the death of a
high-profile porn star. Amelia’s ties to the
deceased actress are unclear, but the investigation reveals a much bigger problem of
corruption within the federal government.
-Rated R


-Rated R



Activities & Seminars
September 1

September 13

September 21

9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

4 pm Celebration Hall East

12:30 pm
ASU Sun Devil Classroom


September 8

Sun Valley Solar Seminar

Bergen Financial Seminar

Nice and Easy Travel Seminar

September 15


Solar Topps Seminar

10 am Mulberry Room

9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

Radiant Solar Seminar

September 16

September 9

7 pm Celebration Hall

September 29

10:30 am Celebration Hall

September 18

September 13

1 pm Celebration Hall

9 am -12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

5:30 pm Celebration Hall West

Pain Management Lecture

Sky Renewable Energy

9:30 am Celebration Hall

ASU LLL Informational

5 pm Celebration Hall West
September 28

Wild Horse Pass Casino Day

“December ‘63”
TAD Show/Concert

9 am Bus Departs Sage Center


Sunday Movie, “The Boss”

BINGO & Pizza Party

September 21

5:30 pm Celebration Hall

Gary Roberts Financial
10 am Sable Room

10 am ASU Sun Devil Classroom

Visit Member Services for Details and to
Register for Casino Day Trips

Wild Horse Pass Casino
Wednesday, Sept. 28

- Complimentary Bus Trip and $ Play
$2/person fee collected for
driver gratuity per casino trip


Sept. 9:

Oct. 5-8:

Oct. 9:

Oct. 28:

Nov. 9:

Dec. 2:

Musical Instrument Museum
& Lunch in Carefree
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Apple Annie’s Wilcox
Taliesin West & Western
Spirit Museum
Things Go Better with Coke,
Art & Lunch
Desert Botanical Gardens
& Mill Ave Fair

To Register for a Trip, Contact




Cindy and Al Phillips
After suffering through a couple of awful Iowa winters,
we finally decided that it was time to carry out our
long-term plan to move somewhere ice is found in a
cocktail glass and not on the roads. And where “wind
chill” is a foreign concept. After prior travels had ruled
out Florida, we came down to the “Valley of the Sun”
in the spring of 2014 and spent a week visiting five
over-55 communities that we had researched. Festival
happened to be our last stop, and it was obvious to
both of us that this was “the place”; great facilities,
very nice homes, but mostly the people we encountered were wonderful. So, after dinner at the Indigo
Grille, we returned to the sales center the next day
and began the home buying process.
In August of 2014, we happily left the snow shovel,
snow blower, and lawn mower behind (and unhappily, many old and dear friends), and made the move
to Arizona. We lived in an apartment in Peoria while
our Festival home was being built. Then, in November
2014, we picked up the house keys and we finally
landed in Festival.
We met many years ago when we were both working
for the same insurance company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Al retired in 2009 after spending the last third of his
career working as a programmer and writing software
for an actuarial department (calm your excitement)!
Cindy left behind her management position at the
insurance company, and at the advanced age of 50,
went back to school and earned her Mortuary Science
degree (this wasn’t your usual career progression).
She then spent about a decade working as a funeral
director and found it to be a very fulfilling second
career. Cindy retired last January after working at
Sunland Funeral Home in Sun City. Her transition to
retired life took about a minute.


Some miscellaneous tidbits about us... Cindy comes
from a family of 15 kids, and Al comes from a family
of 2 kids, so that was culture shock for Al. Cindy has
over 1200 skydives, and Al has a little over 1700.
We’re not nuts... honest. Al likes to cook, Cindy
doesn’t, and we’re both happy about that.
Cindy has recently taken up golf, started doing some
work in the glass studio, and plays mahjong with a
neighborhood group. Al has been doing some work in
the pottery studio. We both get into the gym regularly
and love the periodic entertainment that performs
in the ballroom. We make it over to the Indigo Bar
enough that if we start a tab the bartenders don’t
have to ask us our name anymore. Our days seem to
be constantly busy. We live in a wonderful community
and a wonderful neighborhood with the best neighbors you can have. We haven’t seen snow, ice, or
sub-zero temperatures for almost two years... what’s
not to like!

In Case You Didn’t Know....

Member Services in the Sage Recreation Center
offers a variety of services for a fee.
Business Hours when these services are available:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


We have one son, Jess, who is married to Louise who
is originally from East Grinstead, England. Jess and
Louise met while working for the same company in
White Plains, New York. Jess currently has a glass
etching business in Breckenridge, Colorado, and
Louise is an event planner for Copper Mountain, CO.

Lifestyle Event Ticket Sales
ASU LLL Class Registration
Black & White Printing/Copying (25 copy max)
Fax Services (local, long distance, incoming)
Notary Service
Activity Card Lanyards
Postage Stamps

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
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
Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Softball Club Practice 7:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am
Players Club Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:00am
Contract Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm
Ponytail Canasta 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
Chess 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


Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
Line Dancers - Steps & Basics 10:00am
Line Dancers - Beginner Lessons 10:30am
Line Dancers - Intermediate Lessons 11:15am
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Partners Pinochle 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 Bridge & Open Play 9:00am
Beginner Bridge 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





Chartered Club Activities

Mah Jongg 12:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:30pm

Chartered Club News

What are your interests? Gear-up for fun and join a club!
Sun City Festival actively promotes and supports a variety of more
than 30 Chartered Clubs within the community. Each club is
managed and run by volunteer residents who passionately share
a similar interests.
A separate club listing page with a short introduction of each club and
the contact person is available at Member Services as well as online
at under the Clubs & Interest Groups
All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all
clubs. You can learn more about club opportunities by attending their
upcoming events or by contacting the club representatives for
more information.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Festival Veterans’ Club

The intent of the Festival Veterans’ Club is to
provide support, education, socialization and
information for Veterans’, their spouses and any
other community member with an interest in
supporting our troops in the Armed Forces.
Federal and Department of Defense employees are
encouraged to join also. We know that without the
support of our spouses, that our involvement and
success could not have been possible. We want to
open our meetings to our spouses, and be able to
provide insight into our benefit systems.

The membership dues are yearly, and the cost is $10.00 per year from
January 1 through January 1 of the next year.
Our Festival Veterans’ Membership mailbox is located in the library. We have
emailed applications to all interested individuals. Please contact Ron Alexander at for an application if you are interested or for
more information. We look forward to supporting each other.

Glass Arts Club
The Glass Arts New Resident Training
class for October 2016 is now full with
18 students, and a waiting list of four in
the January class.
We are accepting registrations for the
January 2017 class that will start on
January 16 and run through the 20th
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. These classes fill quickly, so get your registration
in as soon as possible. Our 2017 training dates are posted in the “Clubs”
notebook at the Members Services Desk in the Sage Recreation Center,
online, and at our studio.
Please contact Barbara Waggoner for more information at



Sun City Festival Community Association


Ways Exercise Improves
h e a l t h

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

The benefits of exercise are many. Some are different than the typical things we
think about.
Movement eases stiff, achy joints. Though counterintuitive, rest isn’t ideal to
reduce pain and stiffness in knees, shoulders, and back. According to a
Stanford research scientist, healthy adults who performed consistent aerobic
activity reported 25% less musculoskeletal pain than sedentary peers.
Exercise causes the release of the body’s natural pain relievers called endorphins. Endorphins may also help protect against tiny tears in tendons and
muscles. In research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, arthritis sufferers felt 25% less pain and 16% less stiffness after six months
of low-impact balance and strengthening exercises. Most felt improvement in
just a few weeks.
Exercise helps crank up the body’s natural energy production. 50% of adults
report feeling tired at least one day a week. Regular exercise boosts fatiguefighting brain chemicals and hormones. Dopamine and norepinephrine help you
feel more energetic. And, serotonin acts as a mood-enhancer. So, when fatigue
kicks in, take a brisk 30-minute walk instead of grabbing a cup of coffee.
Being active also improves sleep. The journal Sleep Medicine reports women
age 60 and older who walked or danced for at least an hour, four times per
week, woke up half as often and slept an average of 48 more minutes than
sedentary women. With age, sleep patterns change and we spend more of the
night in the lighter sleep phases. Exercise can help maintain deeper sleep.
Diabetes risk is reduced through exercise. Walking two miles five-times per week
can be more effective at controlling blood sugar and preventing diabetes than
running twice as much. Moderate exercise like walking is fueled mostly by fat.
This may improve the body’s ability to reduce insulin and control blood sugar.
The eyes will also benefit from exercise. An active lifestyle can reduce risk of
age-related macular degeneration by up to 70%. The benefit of exercise on the
eyes is the same as that of the heart. Improvement of blood flow and reduction
of blood pressure is the key.
In addition to helping the heart and keeping the waistline smaller, exercise
provides many benefits we don’t always think about.

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
Jazzercise 11:30 am
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Step It Up 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Cardio Lite 11:00 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Step & Strength 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Aqua Aerobics 11:00 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm
Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Cardio Lite 11:00 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes

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

Free Blood Pressure
Sep 2 at 2 pm &
Sep 19 at 9 am
(Fitness Center)

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

September 9


4:00 - 6:00 pm

Country Music Night

September 14
4:00 - 6:00 pm

live entertainment

September 17
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Like Minds
September 23
4:00 - 6:30 pm
live entertainment


White Tank Rock Band
Oldies from the 50s, 60s, 70s

September 28
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Patriot Golf Day
Monday, September 5
8:00 am Shotgun
Four-Person Scramble Competition
Price Includes: Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Tee Gift,
Tournament Entry, Lunch, and donation to the a
Folds of Honor Foundation.
Price: $75 Annual Pass Holders;
$90 SCF Residents; $105 Resident Guest/Public
Sign up in the Golf Shop.

Peg ‘N Keg

Monday, September 26 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.

Horse Race / Shootout

Thursday, Sep 1 & Sep 15 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
Two-person teams alternate their shots while the highscoring 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!

Fall Aerification & Over-Seeding

Green Aerification will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct 3
& 4, 9-holes each day. Golf Course closes on Monday,
Oct 10 and re-opens on Saturday, Oct 29.



Marketplace Partners

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness
Lisa Annett
Gordon Grassi
Lifelong Learning Coord.
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Festival Sales Center
Del Webb/Pulte
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

Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more
information on advertising here or on our Business Listings posted to the
community website at

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm