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

FEBRUARY 2017

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Register for the 2017 Spring ASU
Lifelong Learning Classes!
The Spring Class Schedule and Registration Form are
available at the Member Services Desk and on the
community website at OurSunCityFestival.net Sign up
today to participate in your class choices.
A variety of new classes will be offered as well as many
popular sessions from past semesters.

Register at Member Services today!

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February 2
Nice and Easy Travel Seminar
11 am Celebration Hall West

February 15
Sun Valley Solar Seminar
10 am Sable Room

February 7
RightPath Health Screenings
Appointments Required
8 am - 4 pm Celebration Hall

February 18
Home, Health and Club Expo
9 am Sage Center Parking Lot

February 9
Bookmobile
9 am - 12 pm
Sage Ctr Parking Lot
February 11
Linacre and Knights Show/Concert
by TAD Mgmt
7 pm Celebration Hall

FEBRUARY

Activities & Seminars
February 23
Living Trust Seminar presented by
Dwornik Law
9 am Sable/Mulberry Rooms

Big Backyard Barbecue
1 - 3 pm Sage Amphitheatre

SolarCity Seminar
2 pm Celebration Hall East

February 19
Sunday Movie, “Valentine’s Day”
1 pm Celebration Hall

PSP Financial Retirement Seminar
3 pm Celebration Hall West

February 21
Essential Oils Seminar
11:30 am Celebration Hall West

February 25
A Tribute to Whitney Houston
Concert/Show by TAD Mgmt
7 pm Celebration Hall

February 13
Nice and Easy Travel Seminar
11 am Celebration Hall West

February 22
Radio Show
7 pm Celebration Hall

February 14
Financial Stability Seminar
Bergen Financial Group
4 pm Celebration Hall West

February 23
Bookmobile
9 am - 12 pm Sage Ctr Parking Lot

February 28
Wild Horse Pass Casino Day Trip
9 am Bus Departs Sage Center

SUNDAY MOVIE MADNESS
1 PM - Celebration Hall Pre-Register at Member Services
$3/person Includes Popcorn, 1 Soda, 1 Candy

Some Upcoming Trips
eb 12:
F
Tubac Arts & Crafts
Festival
Feb 18:
Tucson Quilt Show
Feb 20:
Valley of the Sun Tour

& Lunch
Feb 21:
Sedona
Feb 22:
Desert Belle Cruise on

Sagurao Lake
March 4: 52nd Annual Highland

Games & Lunch
March 11: Salt River Rafting
April 9:
Rockin’ 9 Mystery Tour
April 14: Desert Botanical Gardens

of Phoenix Zoo
To Register for a Trip, Contact

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

February 19

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day follows nearly two dozen people as they
find and lose love in all its many forms over the course of
the title holiday. The numerous characters include a very
busy florist (Ashton Kutcher) and his schoolteacher best
friend (Jennifer Garner). She’s having an affair with a
married doctor (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, a businessman (Bradley Cooper) and a military captain (Julia
Roberts) on leave share a long conversation during an
international flight. There’s also an elderly couple (Hector
Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine) who are caring for their
elementary school-age grandson, who is pining for a classmate and missing
his mother.

March 19

Jackie
In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy
(Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while
making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her
close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta
Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy
(Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young
family as a bereaved nation watches on.

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RESIDENT PROFILE

Suzanne and Roy Humphrey
We don’t have to shovel snow ever again!! The first things
sold in our garage sale once we decided to move was the
snow shovel. The second was the house – literally! The
market in the Denver area was so hot in 2015 for main-level
master bedroom that a couple who visited the garage sale
bought the house after a 15-minute tour of our very disorganized house. No better sign!
How did we select Sun City Festival? After visiting several
communities where we have friends who own lovely homes,
we just couldn’t stop focusing on beautiful, friendly, remote
Sun City Festival. We weren’t going to make any rash decisions for a couple of years, but we couldn’t stay off the 55+
community website. One house kept calling our name and
we took the plunge and bought it! Never saw it until we
came down for the inspection. Irrational!
NO REGRETS! Our decision to uproot from our stunning
(but cold and snowy) home state and leave all our family
and Colorado friends was a tough one, but we bit the proverbial bullet and did it. We love the location; far enough
from town yet close enough to get all we need.
We thought it might take a long time to meet new friends.
How wrong we were. Seek and ye shall find! After meeting our neighbors on all sides, attending a party with our
friends from Colorado, a stroll down Potter where Suzanne
met one person in a chance encounter that ballooned into
many wonderful friends, and buying a bicycle from a neighbor where more friendships evolved, we have friends. We
are truly blessed and look forward to more. Wow! Now our
toughest decision is what to bring for an appetizer!
We have been married 29 wonderful years and lived most
of our lives in Colorado. However, we were not always
together. Roy spent nearly 20 years as a consultant living
out of a suitcase. Suzanne spent 25 years managing banks
and lending money before buying a card and gift store. After 5 years, 9-11, changing demographics, and the internet,
the stores were closed. Suzanne then did her best to save
the entire Arapahoe County election judge process; she
nearly succeeded between near nervous breakdowns.

We are the mother and stepdad to two sons. One lives in
Aurora, CO where he owns his own mobile DJ business and
the other lives with his lovely wife in Greenville, SC. She
is the Ticketing Director for the Peace Center and he has
decided to return to school to become a certified personal
trainer. We will be waiting for our session as he will have
much work to do in that regard. No grandchildren and not
anticipating any.
Once relocated to Festival, Roy decided to stop traveling
and started working “part-time” helping “local” companies
(central Phoenix) find alternative funding when they do not
meet the bank’s lending criteria. Suzanne is again saving the world by working part-time at the Festival Member
Services desk in the Sage Center. Say “Hi” when you see
her smiling face.
We have enjoyed some travelling and discovering our state
and others adjoining it. Together we enjoy hiking, golfing,
biking, Barrel Buddies, attending Festival events, and playing with our friends. Suzanne participates in Lady Putters,
FABs, is learning to play mah jongg, enjoys writing, taking
the ASU classes and fooling around with family photo projects. Roy’s time is mostly consumed by his “part-time” job,
but enjoys opportunities to join his friends in their activities.
We are just very grateful for finding such a wonderful active
and friendly community with very special friends. We think
we live in paradise!

Sage Center 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

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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.

Chartered Club News

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F ITN E S S CLA SSES

The Heart of
the Matter

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

With February being American Heart Month, we should all take time to learn a few
things about the importance of heart health. The heart is the most important muscle
in the body. It works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without any rest. We
all have at least some risk factors for heart disease. Some factors we cannot control
are age, gender and family history. Risk factors we can control are obesity, being sedentary, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Below are some statistics
about heart disease:
• An estimated 82.6 million American adults (>1 in 3) have 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease. Of these, 40.4 million are estimated to be ≥60 years of age.
• Average age of first heart attack is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.
• One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure.
• In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher are considered high risk.
Levels from 200 to 239 mg/dL are considered borderline-high risk.
• For ages 65–74 10.9% of men and 24.2% of women have high cholesterol.
• Among people ages 55–64, 79.7% of men and 69.6% of women are overweight
or obese, defined as a BMI (body mass index) of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher.
• Of the estimated 18.3 million Americans with physician-diagnosed diabetes,
about 8.3 million are male.
• In part because women have heart attacks at older ages than men do, they’re
more likely to die from them within a few weeks.
• More than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease
(CVD).
To improve cardiovascular health and control heart disease risk factors, follow a diet
low in saturated fat and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise includes brisk
walking, swimming, cycling and running. To maintain current heart health, aerobic
exercise should be done three times per week and twenty minutes each time. To
improve and maximize heart health, aim for thirty to sixty minutes of aerobic exercise
most days per week (5-6 days). Aerobic exercise should be done at an intensity of a
“breathy” conversation. Breathing hard enough to prevent talking is too intense. Easy
conversation means effort needs to be increased.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer. Let’s take the month of February to
improve our cardiovascular health through exercise and proper diet.
For more information, visit the website of the American Heart Association www.heart.org/
HEARTORG

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
February 3 at 2 pm and February 20 at 9 am
(Sage Fitness Center)

Mondays
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
Tuesdays
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
Wednesdays
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
Thursdays
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
Fridays
Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Saturdays
HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes

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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
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
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 9:30am
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
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
Genealogy (2nd Wed ) 3:00pm
Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm
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
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
Genealogy (2nd & 4th Fri) 1:00 pm
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 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
www.OurSunCityFestival.net 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
information.
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Quilting Bees Club
Biennial Quilt Show
The Sun City Festival Quilting Bees will be having
their Biennial Quilt Show on February 3 - 4, 2017
from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Celebration Hall at
the Sage Recreation Center.
The Quilt Show will offer a variety of quilts on display along with with vendors, a boutique, chances to win a raffled quilt, and
a bake sale by Caring Neighbors. A lunch special will be available between
11 am and 2 pm. $3 Donations are accepted at the door on the day of the
event. Bring your friends and see the beautifully handcrafted quilts our
club members have created.

Digital Photo Club
Community Open House
All Sun City Festival residents are welcome to attend our
Community Open House on February 15 at 6:30 pm in Celebration Hall.
Whether you’re new to photography or been capturing photos for years,
come and learn about the club and what we do.
Bob Miller, our special guest speaker, will share some of his ideas and tips
on inspiration in photography. Bob has over 30 years experience as a professional photographer and is accomplished in portrait, scenic, landscape,
sports, travel, architectural, and product. Come here about his experiences.
For more information or answers to your questions, please contact Craig
Watts at cw_nm@yahoo.com or Carol Komassa at ckomassa@wi.rr.com

SCF Club Expo & Craft Sale
Saturday, February 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebration Hall & Multi-Purpose Rooms

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Dining Hours:

VINYL RECALL

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

DJ Jones

February 17 4:00 - 6:00 pm

KARAOKE

Country Music Night

February 1 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor Grille Event Weather Permitting,
Bring your own lawn chairs.

Like Minds
February 7
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Amphitheater

February 18
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Yes t er Year
Febuary 22 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor Grille Event Weather Permitting,
Bring your own lawn chairs.

10 Year Anniversary
Concert Series

Outdoor Event Weather Permitting, Bring your own lawn chairs.

Blue Passion
February 10 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor Grille Event Weather Permitting, Bring your own lawn chairs.

Tru-Memories
featuring

Bob Marotta

February 24 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor Party - Outside Grille
Bring your own lawn chairs.

Golf Shop SWEETHEART SALE
Receive 25% to 50% off yoru entire merchandise purchase. Shop and then proceed to the counter where
you pick a candy heart identifyling the
discount amount. Sale starts Monday,
February 6 and ends Tuesday, February 14.

PING DEMO DAY
Thursday, February 16
10 am - 2 pm
Limited number of private fitting sessions
availalbe. Please sign up in the Pro Golf Shop.
Nine and Dine

Sunday, February 19
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.

TROON Cardholder Complimentary Clinic
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11 am - 12 pm
Clinic Type: Wedge Play
Contact: 928.252.6445 or email echristiansen@troon.
com 12 Student Spots Available Must have a valid
2017 Troon Card number to participate and bring a
guest.

GOLF CLINICS
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.

Get Golf Ready Clinics

Clinic Dates: February 20 - February 24
Time: 9 am - 10:30 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.

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Business Listings

OurSunCityFestival.net

Contact Information
Kim Rinehart
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
928-252-2133
Gordon Grassi
Lifelong Learning Coord.
509-994-7724
Caring Neighbors
928-252-2118
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
928-252-6445
Festival Sales Center
623-444-1105
Del Webb/Pulte
Customer Service
800-664-3094
AAM Billing/Customer Care
602-906-4940

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
Contact Lisa at lannett@aamaz.com or 928-252-2133 for more information on advertising here or on
our Business Listings posted to the community website at www.OurSunCityFestival.net