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

Help Us Welcome Sun
City Festival’s New
Community Manager,
Kim Rinehart!
Hi Sun City Festival Residents!
I am so excited to be managing this
beautiful community starting in
January 2017. I remember seeing
this community for the first time
about eight years ago while attending a Del Webb Lifestyle Meeting. I
was extremely impressed with the
amazing community center, pool
area and golf course. Now I have to
pinch myself that I get the opportunity to manage this community.
So I am sure that many of you are wondering about me and what experience I
have. I am almost an Arizona native, born in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to
Arizona when I was ten. I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated from
Arizona State University. After graduating from college and getting married, I
managed a department store called Robinson’s May. After 15 years of retail and having two children (now ages 14 and 17) I decided that I needed a
change and I was offered the opportunity to become the Lifestyle Director at a
Del Webb Community named Fireside at Desert Ridge. For the next five years I
had the best job planning all the events and activities for a growing community.
After five years, I was asked to take on the role of the Community Manager.
Although I loved being the Lifestyle Director, I felt strongly that I could make
a difference as the Community Manager so I accepted the promotion. In the
past five years as the Community Manager, I helped transition my community
from developer to resident control and continued to build the lifestyle that our
residents expected while maintaining all of our amenities at a high standard.
Although I was sad to leave Fireside and all the relationships I had developed
over the years, I knew that it was time for me to move on. I am excited to become a part of the incredible team you already have in place at Festival. I look
forward to meeting all of you, so please introduce yourself when you are at the
Sage Recreation Center. I have a feeling 2017 is going to be a great year!


Annual Board of Directors
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
6:30 PM
Festival Foothills Elementary


February 2017 Events

NASHVILLE GOLD features music of the greatest country artists
of all time from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to
musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes.

Celebration Hall - 4 PM & 7 PM

Giving you a fresh new look at London’s West End and Broadway
show tunes through their amazing voices, the international entertainers Rob Linacre & Dan Knights have flown over from the UK
to share some of their favaorite musical masterpieces.

February 18:
Big Backyard BBQ
1 - 3 PM
February 19:
Sunday Movie Matinee
1 PM
February 22:
Radio Show


Watch for more information to come!



Activities & Seminars
January 5
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
9:30 am Sable Room
January 9
Summer Citizen’s Program
Utah State, Logan
3 pm Celebration Hall East
January 10
Breakfast BINGO
8 am Celebration Hall
January 12
9 am - 12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

January 13
Benefits of Using Essential Oils
Wellness Lecture
10:30 am Celebration Hall

January 22
Sunday Movie Matinee,
“Mr. Church”
1 pm Celebration Hall

January 14
Manilow & Midler Show/Concert
4 pm Matinee & 7 pm Show
Celebration Hall

January 24
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm Festival Foothills
Elementary School

January 16
Medicare Basics Seminar - RIS
11 am Celebration Hall West

January 26
9 am - 12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot

January 18
Take Shape for Life Seminar
10 am Sable Room

Nice and Easy Travel Seminar
11 am Sable Room

Nice and Easy Travel Seminar
3 pm Celebration Hall West

Financial Stability Seminar
Bergen Financial Group
4 pm Celebration Hall West

January 19
Living Trust Seminar presented
by Dwornik Law
9 am Sable Room

January 31
PSP Financial Seminar
5:30 pm Celebration Hall West


January 27
Nashville Gold Show/Concert
4 pm Matinee & 7 pm Show
Celebration Hall

Jan 9:
Jan 12:
Jan 21:
Jan 28:
Feb 4:
Feb 8:
Feb 11:
Feb 12:
Feb 15:
Feb 18:
Feb 20:
Feb 21:
Feb 22:
Feb 26:

Heard Museum and Pueblo Grande
Steel Guitar Festival and MIM
Domingo De Grazia & his Spanish Guitar Band
Phoenix Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Verde Canyon Railroad
Need for Speed Penske Museum & Turf Paradise
Parada del Sol
Tubac Arts and Crafts Festival
Florence Agri-Tour
Tucson Quilt Show
Valley of the Sun Tour and Lunch
Desert Belle Cruise on Sagurao Lake
Algodones Shopping
To Register for a Trip, Contact


1 PM - Celebration Hall
Pre-Register at Member Services


January 22

Includes Popcorn, 1 Soda, 1 Candy

Mr. Church
In 1965 Los Angeles, cancerstricken Marie and her tenyear-old daughter Charlotte are
shocked to learn that one of
Marie’s former lovers has hired
a black cook named Mr. Church
(Eddie Murphy) to take care of
them during her illness. Over
the next 15 years, Mr. Church
becomes a father figure to
Charlotte, and he even takes
her in when she gets pregnant
from a one-night stand.



Heidi and Roger Corriveau

We spend seven months a year in Festival and enjoy being
members of the Pickleball communiy. We have met some
wonderful people that we are honored to call friends.
We are avid New England Patriot fans and never miss a
Sunday game. Although our golf games leave a lot to be
desired, we love playing and try to get out on the course
as often as possible. We spend so little actual time in our
house and often find ourselves at the Indigo Grille for a
late afternoon lunch. There is something tranquil about
the view of the mountains and golf course over burgers
and margaritas. The team at the Grille is fantastic and
knows us by name (and our usual lunch preference)! We
have enjoyed our time here at Festival immensely and
look forward to making more friends and memories.

In 2013, we bought our Sun City Festival home in anticipation of our son attending Northern Arizona University in
the fall of 2014. We hail from New Hampshire and were
looking for a warm, dry climate during the winter and we
haven’t been disappointed with Arizona.
We chose Sun City Festival over other communities because we had only one thought after touring the community, “This is what retirement should look like.” The neighbors in our community were so welcoming and friendly, we
felt at home immediately.

Fitness/Wellness Services
Massage Therapy:

1-hour for $60, 90-minutes for $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 per hour


See the Fitness Check-In
Desk for more information.

Blood Pressure Screenings
January 6 at 2 pm
January 16 at 9 am
(Sage Fitness Center)

Chartered Club News


Exercise For
Your Brain

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

We have all heard about the many benefits of weight/resistance training. Lifting weights just three times per week can
increase muscle mass and muscle strength, boost metabolism, maintain bone density, minimize risk of falls, etc. And, based on more recent
research, twice-weekly sessions of weight training can boost memory and brain
As we age the white matter in our brains develops holes or lesions. White matter
is critical to connect different brain regions and to pass messages between them.
Over time the white matter shrinks and the lesions can multiply and can also get
larger. As expected, more and larger lesions cause a loss in cognitive abilities and
in memory.
In research done at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, generally
healthy women between the ages of 65 and 75 who performed a supervised weight
training program twice per week showed less brain shrinkage and less damage to
their white matter. In addition, the women showed improved motor skills in walking
after consistent weight training.
Additional research done at Georgia Institute of Technology demonstrated improved
memory after strength training. Researchers
showed 46 people a series of 90 photographs.
Afterward, half of them did weight training and half
did not. The next day, when shown 180 photos including the 90 originals, the people who performed
weight training exercise remembered about 60
percent of the photos. Those who did not exercise
remembered only about 50 percent. One of the
differences noticed between the groups was the
level of the hormone norepinephrine. Released in
response to exercise, norepinephrine levels were
higher in those who had performed weight training
and did better on the memory tests.
The good news is a large commitment of time is not necessary to make a difference.
In the research mentioned above, and in other studies, weight training just twice
per week was an adequate amount. Lifting just two times per week at 80 percent of
maximal effort will induce improvements in memory, cognitive function and motor
The muscles and the brain get pumped up the same way. So head to the gym a
couple times each week and start lifting some weight.

Buis, B. “How Lifting Weights Impacts Your Brain.”
Reynolds, G. “Lifting Weight, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain.”, 2015
Stillman, J. “This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says.”, 2015

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



Softball Club Practice 7:30am
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
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



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
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
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



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 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm





Chartered Club Activities

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

Sun City Festival Community Association

What are your interests? Join a club and have some fun!
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 section.
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
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Genealogy Club
Genealogy Gumshoe 101 Event
The Genealogy Club will be holding an event that all Sun
City Festival residents are welcome to attend. The Genealogy Gumshoe 101 Event will be on Wednesday, January 17
from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in Celebration Hall.
Join us for camaraderie of researching and telling the story of family. Guidance will be given on how to begin, where to look, and what tools are available. You don’t need to be a beginner to attend. No registration is necessary. For more information, please contact Janice Milan the club president

Players Club - Open House
Sun City Festival residents are invited to attend our
Open House on January 19 starting at 6:30 pm in
Celebration Hall. Come and experience the variety of
games sponsored by the Players Club. Coordinators
and players will be on hand to answer questions and
demonstrate Mah Jongg, Bridge, Texas Hold’em Poker, Pinochle, Dealer’s
Choice Poker, Euchre, and Chess to name a few of the games that are
played weekly. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, you
can read about us in the recent ENCORE Magazine edition, or contact
Henry Roesler, club president, at

Softball Club - 9th Annual
Softball Tournament
The SCF Softball Club is proud to announce
that the 9th Annual Softball Tournament
is scheduled for the weeks of January 23
and January 30, 2017. We invite all residents to come down to the field to
cheer on your friends and neighbors as they compete with teams from other
communities. Once again, food and beverage will be available for purchase
through Jersey Jim’s. More information on tournament games and times
will be made available shortly through emails and club flyers.

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


Bob Marotta

January 20 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The White Tank Rock Band

January 6 4:00 - 6:00 pm


Oldies 50s, 60s, 70s
Outside Grille

January 21
3:00 - 6:00 pm

January 10 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Outdoor Entertainment at the Sage Amphitheater

Like Minds

January 18 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor Event Weather Permitting,
Bring your own lawn chairs.

Monday & Friday Golf Clinics

$20 /session

Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Friday from
10 - 11 am. Space is limited, please sign up early. For
more information or to register, please call or visit the
Golf Pro Shop.

January 27
4:00 - 6:30 pm

Outdoor Party - Outside Grille
Bring your own lawn chairs.

Nine and Dine
Sunday, January 22

Tee Time: 3:00 pm
Dinner: Approximately 5:00/5:30 pm
Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner
buffet. Please register at the Golf Pro Shop.

Get Golf Ready Clinics
Clinic Dates: January 23 - January 27
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $99 Register in the Golf Pro Shop
These clinics are perfect for people who have never
played the game, or have not played in awhile.
Register early because space is limited.



Business Listings

Contact Information
Kim Rinehart
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

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more information on advertising here or on
our Business Listings posted to the community website at