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Sun City Festival Community Association

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

Grand Opening of the
NEW Pickleball Complex

Shaded Rest

16 Courts

A Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony
took place on March 24, 2017 welcoming the
new Pickleball Complex to Sun City Festival’s
community of outstanding amenities. Festivities
included a ribbon cutting ceremony, pickleball
demonstrations, and lunch by the Indigo Grille.

Board of Directors Meeting
April 25, 2017
1:30 PM - Celebration Hall
Sun City Festival residents
are welcome to attend.

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

April 23 Hacksaw Ridge
Desmond T. Doss is a World War II army medic who has seen too much of the misery
that violence causes first-hand. As he strives to save badly injured patients from dying,
he finds that he is unwilling to inflict that kind of damage to another person. Despite the
pressures on him to conform to the realities of war, Doss is adamant 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 conscientious Objector in American
history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

May 21
Hidden Figures
Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer,
and Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA’s space race against the
Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white
co-workers. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons co-star in this adaptation
of the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. Directed by Theodore Melfi.


Ac t ivities & Sem inars
April 3 April 6 April 20
Free Hearing Screenings Sun Valley Solar Seminar SolarCity Seminar
Songs For Sound Bus 9:30 am Sable 1 pm ASU Classroom
9 am - 2 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot April 13 April 23
Medicare Questions? RIS Seminar Sunday Movie, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Why Use Essential Oils? Young 10 am Sable 1 pm Celebration Hall
Living Educational Seminar
10 am ASU Classroom April 16 April 24
Easter Sunday Nice & Easy Travel Seminar
Nice & Easy Travel Seminar 10:30 am
10:30 am Celebration Hall West April 17 Celebration Hall West
Essential Oils Seminar
April 4 11 am Celebration Hall West April 25
Free Hearing Screenings Quarterly Board of Directors Mtg
Songs For Sound Bus April 18 1:30 am Celebration Hall
9 am - 2 pm Happy Hour BINGO
Sage Center Parking Lot 3 pm Celebration Hall April 28
Concert In The Park
April 5 April 19 6:30 - 9 pm
Living Trust Seminar by The U.S. Treasury has a plan for Celebration Hall Event Lawn
Dwornik Law your retirement, Do You?
10 am Celebration Hall East PSP Financial Seminar
4 pm Celebration Hall West
April 6
Bookmobile April 20
9 am - 12 pm Bookmobile
Sage Center Parking Lot 9 am - 12 pm Sage Ctr Parking Lot

Sun City Festival Amenities
Amenities abound at Sun City
Festival, those like the resort-
style pool, fitness center, and
golf course are hard not to
notice, but are you aware of
April 4: Tombstone many other amenities available? Some of
Upcoming Trips

April 9: Rockin’ 9 Mystery Tour these include the list below and equipment
can be checked out at the fitness center if you
April 14: Desert Botanical Gardens or Phoenix Zoo don’t have your own. Be sure to take advan-
May 6: Verde Valley Wine Trail with Lunch tage of this great community and all it has to
May 6: Sedona Annual Spring Fling Quilt Show
• Bocce Ball Courts • Tennis Courts
June 9: Rockin’ 9 Classic Homes Tour with Lunch • Pickleball Courts • Billiard Table
June 17: Verde Canyon Railroad • Basketball Court • Computer Lab
• Volleyball Court • Lending Library
August 9: Rockin’ 9 Williams and Bearizona • Softball Field

To Register for a Trip, Contact

Joe Peiffer and Nikki Miles

three years ago. Her favorite medium is “pastels” just
like her gandfather. Maybe it runs in the family!

Joe was a partner in a medical device company with
his brother. The company was sold in 1997 and he
decided to try the retirement lifestyle. Most days you
can find him at the Sage Center working out and
enjoying the hot tub or floating in the pool. He loves
planning our next road trip. We just got back from a
few days exploring the Saguaro National Park and

When we purchased our home in Sun City Festival During the other half of the year, we live in a small
in 2007, we were attracted by the beautiful desert mountain town just west of Denver called Evergreen.
location, outstanding facilities and colorful landscape. Colorado is home to family, lifelong friends and
We started off coming here once a month for 10 to12 spectacular mountain weather.
days during the winter season. It wasn’t until 2011
when we started coming for the full season that the We are lucky to have a son who is a Graphic Arts
true uniqueness was revealed. Festival is like a friendly teacher in Denver. Brian strives to make his students
small town! Everyone waves when you drive by, says feel like his class is an ‘Oasis’ in the turmoil of High
“hi” when you pass, and always greets you with a smile School. Rounding out our family are our two ragdoll
when you meet. My mother, Florence, was the person cats…MoJo and Tucker. They follow us all day and
who fell in love with this community first. She came to night, run to greet visitors at the door and are great
visit her dear friends Jerry and Nancy Moore and comedians.
decided to become a snowbird in one
day! We wholeheartedly agreed. We think living in Colorado during the summer and
Festival the rest of the year makes for a perfect life!
Nikki is a retired teacher and the artist It’s been great watching the community grow and
in the family. She loves the Fine Arts exciting to hear about future plans.
Club and volunteered to be the president

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings The Buckeye Firemen/EMT provide
Blood Pressure Testing twice per
April 7 at 2 pm and April 17 at 9 am month in the Fitness Center.
(Sage Center Fitness) No appointments are necessary.

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.
Sun City Festival Community Association News
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
What Motivates You? 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
When it comes to exercise motivation we all need at least a little and sometimes we Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
need a lot of motivation. Everyone has different reasons for exercise and some days Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm
those reasons are different than others. Many strategies and tools can be used to
start or maintain an exercise habit. And typically, once exercise becomes habit and Tuesdays
part of life, continuing isn’t as difficult as starting.
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Motivation is defined as that which gives direction and purpose to behavior. Some Step It Up 9:15 am
believe motivation will come with enough waiting. Perhaps we might be better served Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
to understand motivation as something we create. Creating motivation can be as Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
simple as setting a goal or deciding what’s important and then striving to reach it. Dance Fitness 11:45 am
Yoga 4:00 pm
A goal for exercise/fitness should be simple and attainable. A goal of taking a
20-minute walk three times per week is very manageable and a great place to start. Wednesdays
Of course, the goals should, if possible, build on themselves and become more ZUMBA 7:15 am
challenging over time. And, the goals can be revised and renewed as needed. Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Yoga 8:30 am
Great tools for motivation are rewards. Food rewards should not be
included, especially if goals are weight loss. Having a treat such as
Interval Blast 9:45 am
a massage, outing to a ball game or movie, or taking a short trip can Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
be a great reward after a month of consistent (3 or 4 times per week) Cardio Lite 11:00 am
exercise. Or, the reward may not be as concrete. Keeping in mind the Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
rewards of lower blood pressure or cho- Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
lesterol, improved blood sugar, or better-fitting clothes Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm
can also be great motivators.
Tracking progress or keeping a log is also a great moti- S.E.T. 8:00 am
vational tool. Reviewing progress over a period of two or Step & Stretch 9:15 am
three months can be a great way to renew enthusiasm Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
for the daily exercise ritual. Keeping a log can be done
with pencil and paper, or many high-tech gadgets or on-
Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
line tools are also available. Dance Fitness 11:45 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Another great motivational tool is to have support. Support could come from a wife, Yoga 4:00 pm
husband, sibling or child being a cheerleader. Or, support could be in the form of an
exercise partner, or trainer, to ensure accountability. Few things keep us motivated Fridays
like peer pressure. Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
Another critical factor to keep moving is not expecting perfection and being flexible. ZUMBA 9:15 am
Always be aware of things in life getting in the way. And remember, it’s okay sometimes Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
to miss a planned day of exercise. Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Maintaining exercise habits and good health practices is always challenging. Motiva-
tion is always critical and often wanes in the face of distractions. Having consistent Saturdays
and reasonable goals, finding encouragement from the outside, and having an occa- HIIT 8:15 am
sional reward are great ways to keep the ball rolling and be consistent with a healthy Interval Blast 9:15am
lifestyle. Cardio Lite 10:45 am
Sources: Anderson, V. “10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation”, Waehner, P. “Getting * $2 or $4 fee for most classes
Motivated to Exercise”

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

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

Players Club Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:30am
Contract Bridge 12:30pm Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Water Volleyball 1:00pm Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm
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 Paper Crafts & More: Free Class
Wood Carving Class 8:00am We will be teaching a Free Class for anyone interested
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
in joining the Paper Crafts & More Club. You don’t
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am need to bring anything except your enthusiasm. All
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am tools and supplies will be provided. Seating is
Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am
limited! If you haven’t done this before, please join

Beginner Bridge 9:00am
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm us to see what all the fun is all about and how to make a beautiful hand-
Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm made card to take home.
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Ladies’ Doubles Drop-In Tennis 1:30pm We are offering two classes on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 am, or Wednesday,
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm
Genealogy (2nd Wed ) 3:00pm
April 12 at 6 pm. Please contact either Paula J Taylor at 928-252-2851,
Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm or Marilyn Krueger at 928-252-3916.
Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Swimmers Club Practice 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am Knit One, Crochet Too Club
Fine Arts 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am

Line Dancers - Steps & Basics 10:00am Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join our group and beat the heat
Line Dancers - Beginner Lessons 10:30am
Line Dancers - Intermediate Lessons 11:15am
this summer while creating something fun. We have on-going one-on-one
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm classes. There’s no need to bring anything, we have needles and yarn to
Water Volleyball 1:00pm get you started. We’re the group that crochets mats out of grocery bags for
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm the homeless, knits prayer shawls, and makes baby clothes/blankets for
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm stillborn babies. We meet every Monday from 9am - noon; and Tuesdays
Pickleball 6:30pm and Thursdays fom 12:30 pm -4:30 pm in the Terra Cotta Room.
Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
Glass Arts Club - Upcoming Training

Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri) 10:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm The Glass Arts Club is taking reservations for
Chess 12:30pm the July and October training classes. These fill
Genealogy (2nd & 4th Fri) 1:00 pm quickly so get your registration form and check
Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm in before you forget.
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Pickleball 9:00am Our July dates start on July 17 and run through the 21st and are held from

Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm 6 pm - 9 pm each evening. Our October dates are October 16 through the
Texas Hold’Em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
20th and will be held from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm You can pick up a form in the Clubs Binder at Member Services in the Sage
Recreation Center, or stop by the Glass Studio and speak with a member. If

Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:00pm you have questions, you can contact Barbara Waggoner at 928-252-2958.
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dining Hours: KARAOKE
Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
April 15 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Breakfast: Sat 8 am - 11 pm
Sun 8 am - 12 pm Easter Brunch Buffet 10:00 am -
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 16
Mixed Citrus Made to Order Baby Bakers
Salad Omelets Vegetable Roast

Tru-Memories Pasta Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad
Baked Grouper
Pit Ham

Featuring Bob Marotta Cheese Assortment Roasted Turkey
Reservation Required
April 7 4:00 - 6:00 pm Call 928-252-6445 ext 209
Adults $24.99; Children 12 & Under $14.99

The White Tank Rock Band DJ JONES
Country Music Night
April 11
4:00 - 7:00 pm April 19 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Live Outdoor Entertainment Grille Outside Event Bring Your Chairs
at the
Sage Center Amphitheater
Like Minds
Wild & Mild April 28
April 14 4:00 - 6:00 pm
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Indigo Grille Outside Event - Bring Your Chairs

Rate Change Effective April 17th
Resident: $41
Resident Guest: $50
Annual Pass Holders: $21

10 th
To u r n a m e n t
Monday, April 17 at 1:00 pm
Individual Stroke Play Event
$50 Entry Fee Includes: GOLF CLINICS
Dinner, Drink Tickets, Prize Fund, Tee Gift, $5,000 Hole-In-
One Chance and Golf Clinic. Monday & Friday Golf Clinics $20 /session
Green Fee will be at 2007 Pricing: Festival Resident: $35;
Resident Guests: $40; Annual Pass Holders: $15 Golf Clinics are offered every Monday and Friday from
9 - 10 am. Space is limited. For more information or to
For more information or to sign up, please visit the Golf Pro
register, please call or visit the Golf Pro Shop.

Get Golf Ready Clinics
Nine and Dine Clinic Dates: April 24 - April 28
Sunday, April 23 Time: 9 am - 10:30 am Cost: $99
Tee Time: 3:30 pm Register in the Golf Pro Shop
Dinner: Approximately 5:00/5:30 pm
These clinics are perfect for people who have never
Nine holes of golf followed by a wonderful dinner played the game, or have not played in awhile.
buffet. Please register at the Golf Pro Shop. 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