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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396 MARCH 2017

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

Register for the 2017 March 19 Jackie
Spring ASU
In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of
Lifelong Learning Classes! President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy
(Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while mak-
The Spring Class Schedule and ing plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close
Registration Forms are available friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta
at the Member Services Desk and Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy
(Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young
available for download on the
family as a bereaved nation watches on.
community website at

Sign up today and participate in April 23 Hacksaw Ridge
this great selection of classes. Desmond T. Doss is a World War II army medic who has
There are a variety of fresh new seen too much of the misery that violence causes first-
classes available as well as many hand. As he strives to save badly injured patients from
popular ones still being offered. dying, he finds that he is unwilling to inflict that kind of
damage to another person. Despite the pressures on
Register at Member Services or him to conform to the realities of war, Doss is adamant
through Online Registration. about refusing to take up arms agains others. While he
faces many challenges, his stance eventually earns him
the respect of many as he becomes the first onscientious

2 Live, Learn, Grow! Objector in American history to receive the Congressional
Medal of Honor.

Activities & Sem inars
Upcoming Trips
March 2 March 18
March 4: 52nd Annual Highland Sun Valley Solar Seminar Home, Health and Club Expo
Games & Lunch 10 am Sable Room 9 am - 12 pm
Sage Center & Parking Lot
March 9: Mystery Tour March 4
March 11: Salt River Rafting Festival Community Yard Sale Aloha Traditional Luau Feast
March 11: Tucson Festival of Books 9 am - 1 pm 1 - 4 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot Sage Center Pool & Patio
April 4: Tombstone
April 9: Rockin’ 9 Mystery Tour March 6 March 19
April 14: Desert Botanical Nice & Easy Travel Seminar Sunday Movie, “Jackie”
Gardens or Phoenix Zoo Regent Seven Seas Ocean Cruise 1 pm Celebration Hall
10:30 am Celebration Hall West
May 6: Verde Valley Wine Trail March 21
with Lunch Medicare Seminar by RIS Sage Center 10th Birthday Party
May 6: Sedona Annual Spring 1 pm Celebration Hall West 1 - 3 pm Celebration Hall
Fling Quilt Show
March 7 March 22
June 9: Rockin’ 9 Classic Homes Retirement Seminar by Merrill Lynch Nice & Easy Travel Seminar
Tour with Lunch 10 am ASU Classroom 10:30 am Celebration Hall West
June 17: Verde Canyon Railroad
The U.S. Treasury has a plan for your March 23
August 9: Rockin’ 9 Williams and
retirement, Do You? Bookmobile
Bearizona PSP Financial Seminar 9 am - 12 pm Sage Ctr Parking Lot
3 pm Celebration Hall West
Wild Horse Pass Casino Day
To Register for a Trip, Contact March 9 9 am Bus Departs Sage Center
FREE SPIRIT VACATIONS 9 am - 12 pm The U.S. Treasury has a plan for your
480-926-5547 Sage Center Parking Lot retirement, Do You? PSP Financial Seminar
March 11 12:30 pm Celebration Hall West
Festival Blood Drive
8 am - 12 pm Celebration Hall March 27
Nice & Easy Travel Seminar
Nice & Easy Travel Seminar 10:30 am Celebration Hall West
2 pm Celebration Hall
Understanding Medicare Lecture
March 16 presented by Julie Piunti of Physicians
Thursday, March 23rd Financial Stability Seminar Mutual
is Casino Day Bergen Financial Group 6 pm Corriander Room
3:30 pm Celebration Hall East
March 31
Complimentary Bus Transportation
March 17 ABBA FAB - Tribute/Concert
Bus Departs Sage Center @ 9 am SolarCity Seminar 7 pm Celebration Hall
Departs Casino @ 4 pm 1 pm ASU Classroom
Register at Member Services
“Turn the Page”, a Bob Seger Tribute
7 pm Celebration Hall
$2/person gratuity fee
collected for bus driver


Marcia and Jim Dowler
Jim and Marcia Dowler purchased a home in Sun City Fes-
tival almost nine years ago. However, we did not claim it
as our primary residence until 4-1/2 years ago after selling
our Palm Springs, California real estate company and home
- thereby ending a 25-year second career. During those
years, Jim served in various capacities on several hospital-
ity/tourism advisory boards/committees and was very active
with the Rotary Club of Palm Springs. Marcia served as
President of the year 2000 P.S. Regional Assn. of Realtors
and also served several years with the P.S. Soroptimist Club.
We were active with our church and participated in several
mission trips to Hungary, Honduras and Belize.

Our initial careers were both in the defense industry. Jim’s
first job out of graduate school landed him a desk in the reasonably accessible to So Cal where most of our children
blockhouse of Pad 16 at Cape Canaveral working for Martin and grandchildren live. One of the key considerations was
Marietta on N.A.S.A.’s Project Gemini. This site was situ- that it presented a unique blend of big city and country
ated between the Gemini and Mercury launch pads, an living - adjacent to the offerings of the sixth largest city
exciting place to “launch” a career. A few years later he in the U.S. but geographically isolated and surrounded by
moved to San Diego to work for Sperry Univac on U.S. Navy open desert. What keeps them ticking at Festival? We are
contracts automating shipboard tactical data systems. Mar- involved with the Car Club, the Players Club, the Off-Road
cia worked for North American Aviation, Philco Ford Aeronu- Interest Group, and have recently joined the Veterans Club.
tronics and ended that career with Hughes Aircraft - all in Toss in some occasional golf, bocce, swimming, workouts,
Orange County. walks, etc. Result? A busy, healthy, and fulfilling life style in
our retirement years.
Many people ask why the move to Arizona, from Palm
Springs of all places? We were well integrated into the Jim served in the Army Reserve between high school and
community having lived and worked there for 25 years. But, college. He is an avid OSU alumnus – an ardent Buckeye in
when people retire, don’t many choose to move somewhere Buckeye. He and Marcia currently serve at Luke Air Force
else? That was part of it. But, with an eye on the clock, it Base weekly and have been involved with several national
was apparent that if we ever wanted to experience the ad- organizations - serving four branches of the armed forces –
venture of new places and new faces (and a new/different in volunteer capacities over the years. Currently, we serve
desert to enjoy), this was the time. Tempus, it does have a on the Advisory Board of the Sun City Corp (Salvation Army)
habit of fugiting….for all of us. and Jim serves as Foundation Chair of the Rotary Club of
Sun City West. Rotary International projects and church-re-
After being introduced to the 55+ community concept by a lated activities have taken us to numerous countries around
friend who bought into a community near Tucson, we de- the world and many lasting friendships have resulted.
cided to really check this out. Over maybe a three- year pe-
riod we visited as many of them in Southern California and These activities are important pieces in our lives as is peri-
Arizona as possible. We took notes and did comparisons odic church-based outreach projects within the local area.
of floor plans, prices, on-site amenities, area attractions, We have concluded that Sun City Festival is a great place to
general aesthetics, and geographic locations. be at this point in our lives.

We chose Sun City Festival as it offered a high, overall rank-
ing of the various indices that we measured. And, it was

Sage Center Fitness/Wellness Services
Massage Therapy: Equipment Orientation:
1-hour for $60, 90-minutes for $90 FREE 60-minute group session on effective and safe
exercise with demonstrations.
Fitness Assessment:
Complete Fitness Assessment with a personal Personal Training:
exercise program including one lesson: $40 One-on-one personal training session $35 per hour

4 See the Fitness Check-In Desk for more information.
Chartered Club News News
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Yoga 8:30 am
Exercise Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Myths by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C..
Fitness/Wellness Director
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
Dance Fitness 11:30 am
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
We are constantly bombarded with information about the best way to exercise. How Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
do we know what is fact or what is fiction? Continue reading and have some of the Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm
myths busted.
MUSCLE TURNS INTO FAT Muscle and fat are completely different types of tissue S.E.T. 8:00 am
and have totally different functions. One type of tissue cannot turn into another type. Step It Up 9:15 am
When consistent exercise stops, muscle tissue will atrophy (get smaller in size). Calo- Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
rie burning decreases and fat storage increases causing fat cells to get larger.
Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
STRETCH PRIOR TO EXERCISE Traditionally, people believed stretch- Dance Fitness 11:45 am
ing functioned as a warm-up and prevented injuries. Recent research Yoga 4:00 pm
published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine showed static
stretching prior to exercise did not prevent injury and reduced muscle Wednesdays
force output. Stretching is most beneficial, and safest, when done ZUMBA 7:15 am
after five to ten minutes of light activity (warm up) AND after exercise is Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
completed. Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
don’t have enough testosterone, the muscle-building hormone, to get Cardio Lite 11:00 am
bulky. Regular strength training is still very important to maintain
age-related strength and muscle loss, and to maintain bone density. In
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
addition, strength training helps boost metabolism, improve the hormonal profile, and Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
helps maintain ability to perform daily tasks. Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm

shown that calorie burn listed on some exercise equipment can S.E.T. 8:00 am
overestimate calorie burn by 40 percent. Treadmills and stationary Step & Stretch 9:15 am
bikes tend to have more accurate calorie readouts than ellipti- Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
cal machines and other equipment. Factors such as gender and Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
fitness level, play a role in the numbers of calories burned. To get Dance Fitness 11:45 am
the most accurate reading for a particular machine you should Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
enter age and weight.
Yoga 4:00 pm
myth of spot reduction. This applies not only to the body’s abdomi- Fridays
nal region it applies to every part of the body. Location from which Yoga 8:00 am
fat is burned cannot be controlled. Stored body fat is burned only by creating a deficit Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
of caloric intake vs. caloric burn. ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Often times, fitness information we get seems too good to be true. Other times, infor- Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
mation is dated and recent research has refuted previous beliefs. Feel free to stop by
the office with questions you may have about any fitness information. Saturdays
HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes
March 3 at 2 pm and March 20 at 9 am
(Sage Fitness Center)
News Sun City Festival Community Association

Chartered Club Activities What are your interests? Join a club and have some fun!
Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am Sun City Festival actively promotes and supports a variety of more than 30
Pickleball 9:00am
Mah Jongg 9:00am Chartered Clubs within the community. Each club is managed and run by
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am volunteer residents who passionately share a similar interests.
Lady Putters 9:30am

Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm A separate club listing page with a short introduction of each club and the
Chess 12:30pm contact person is available at Member Services as well as online at
Scrabble 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm under the Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Woodcrafters 5:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all
Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:00pm clubs. You can learn more about club opportunities by attending their
Pickleball 6:30pm upcoming events or by contacting the club representatives for more
Softball Club Practice 7:30am information.
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:

Players Club Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm
Paper Crafts & More 9:30am
Contract Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm FABs
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm FABs, our SCF “FAB”ulous women’s club exists to “promote
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm social interaction among women who live at Festival.”
Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm Currently at 360 members, FABs is a great way to meet
new women and forge new friendships. The Club meets
Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am weekly at the Indigo Grille and the Membership Committee
Pickleball 9:00am will greet and welcome you to FABs and provide informa-
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am tion on the club and how to join. At the luncheons, you’ll
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am
Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am see current FABs news and upcoming events posted on the

Beginner Bridge 9:00am event board including monthly activities such as “chick-flicks” and bingo.
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Each year FABs organizes several on-site, local, and nearby events planned
Mah Jongg 12:30pm by volunteer committees. A few examples of events include: “Cowgirl Up” in
Lady Putters 12:30pm Wickenburg, Turf Paradise, musicals at the AZ Broadway Theater, and tour-
Ladies’ Doubles Drop-In Tennis 1:30pm
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm ing the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum. FABs celebrated its women by having a
Genealogy (2nd Wed ) 3:00pm Holiday Party in December. Club dues are $10 per year and as a member,
Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm you can participate in all FABs activities of your choice. We invite you to visit
Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm our easy-to-use website at
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
We hope to see you on Fridays at 11:30 am at the Indigo Grille.
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 SCF Club Expo & Craft Sale
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Saturday, March 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:00pm Celebration Hall & Multi-Purpose Rooms
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dining Hours:
Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Blue Passion
Breakfast: Sat 8 am - 11 pm
Sun 8 am - 12 pm
March 17 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm Outdoor Party - Outside Grille
Bring your own lawn chairs.

March 1 4:00 - 6:00 pm KARAOKE
Country & Rock Blend March 18
3:00 - 6:00 pm
March 3 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Like Minds
The White Tank Rock Band March 24
March 8 4:00 - 6:30 pm
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Wine & Dine
March 26
Tru-Memories 4:00 - 6:00 pm
March 14 2:00 - 5:00 pm
10th Anniversary Concert Series Reservations Required
at the Amphitheatre Call 928-252-6445 ext 207

Nine and Dine
Sunday, March 19
Tee Time: 3:30 pm
Dinner: Approximately 5:00/5:30 pm

Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner GOLF CLINICS
buffet. Please register at the Golf Pro Shop.
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: March 20 - March 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.
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

AAM Billing/Customer Care

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