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Sun City Festival Community Association

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

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 14

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

May 21
Hidden Figures Rated PG Drama

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.

June 18 Collateral Beauty Rated PG-13 Drama

A New York adman (Will Smith) deals with the heartache of losing a child by writing letters
to Time, Death, and Love. He is soon visited by representations of the three concepts, and
they, along with his close friends, help him return to some semblance of a normal life.

Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley,

and Jacob Latimore co-star.

MAY Activities & S emina rs
May 1 May 8 May 18
Nice & Easy Travel Seminar Nice & Easy Travel Seminar SolarCity Seminar
10 am Sable Room 10:30 am Celebration Hall West 1 pm ASU Classroom

May 4 May 14 Bergen Financial Seminar
Bookmobile Mother’s Day 4 pm Celebration Hall East
9 am - 12 pm
Sage Center Parking Lot May 15 May 20
Young Living Essential Oils Eagles Tribute Show/Concert
Sun Valley Solar Seminar 101 Class 4 pm & 7 pm Showtimes
9:30 am Sable Room 10 am - 12 pm ASU Classroom Celebration Hall

May 5 Medicare Questions? RIS Seminar May 21
Fashion Show & Shopping 1 pm Celebration Hall West Sunday Movie, Hidden Figures
1 pm Celebration Hall 1 pm Celebration Hall
May 6 Bookmobile May 29
The Magic of Jen Kramer 9 am - 12 pm Memorial Day
7 pm Celebration Hall Sage Ctr Parking Lot

Upcoming Trips
May 6: Verde Valley Wine Trail with Lunch
Monday, May 29 May 6: Sedona Annual Spring Fling Quilt Show
May 26: Algodones Shopping
June 9: Rockin’ 9 Classic Homes Tour with Lunch
Festival Facility
June 17: Verde Canyon Railroad
Holiday Hours July 9: Rockin’ 9 Flagstaff Summer Picnic
July 29: Sedona Hummingbird Festival
Sage Recreation Center: August 9: Rockin’ 9 Williams and Bearizona
7 am - 10 pm Sept 9: Rockin’ 9 Eat, Drink & Be Merry Brewery Tour
Oct 9: Rockin’ 9 Payson Picnic, Wine & Fall Colors
Wood Shop/
Craft Studios: To Register for a Trip, Contact
7 am - 9 pm FREE SPIRIT VACATIONS 480-926-5547

Doug Chatem and Vicky Nolte
and Doug found Sun City Festival with its excellent
Del Webb homes, Sage Center facilities, clubs, and
lifelong learning classes. The big bonus was the very
friendly folks there. They were convinced to buy in
December 2008 following their second Vacation Villa

Vicky retired from 34 years of elementary teaching.
Doug had 45 years as an information systems
engineer and manager, his last two decades were at
Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Southern California
Doug Chatem met Vicky Nolte when a church choir Edison. They retired to Sun City Festival in 2009 and
conspirator encouraged him to join the adult group. track their tenure as full-time residents by the hot
There, Vicky’s welcoming smile enticed him to find out summers they have enjoyed, eight and counting!
that they both were single and neither had dated since
losing their spouses. It took two years for Doug to Vicky and Doug are Block Watch Captains and Play-
convince Vicky to marry him, however they just ers Club members, where they have been Contract
celebrated their fifteenth anniversary on April 1st, no Bridge Coordinators. Besides the car trips and river/
fooling! ocean cruises with friends, they have enjoyed Barrel
Buddies, Desert Harmony choir, Festival Bytes, Gene-
Doug was raised in California while Vicky moved from alogy Club, Sage Center entertainment and lectures,
Missouri/Kansas/Nebraska to California in the late neighborhood book clubs, bridge groups, discussion
Sixties. They each have a daughter and two sons groups, fitness classes, and lifelong learning classes.
(a school principal, a special-ed teacher, a farmer, an For several years, Doug has been facilitating the Op-
illustration artist, a government bank consultant, and Ed Wednesday classes with his Canadian co-leader.
a musician). Their six children and seven grandchil-
dren are dispersed in California, Oregon and Kansas Vicky and Doug still can’t find enough time to do all
which has prompted Doug to plan many car trips! that Sun City Festival offers. They have made many
wonderful friends in this active adult community. It is
One 2008 trip was a “Grand Circle” tour of Arizona, a great adventure living this life called “retirement”
New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and back to Arizona. and we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
Along the way they checked out places to retire. Vicky

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings The Buckeye Firemen/EMT provide
Blood Pressure Testing twice per
May 5 at 2 pm and May 15 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
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
Dance Fitness 11:30 am
Boost Your Brain by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C..
Fitness/Wellness Director
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm
We all know regular exercise does great things for the body. Being active keeps the
cardiovascular system functioning effectively, maintains strength and lean muscle Tuesdays
mass and helps fight osteoporosis. In addition, being physically fit reduces risk factors S.E.T. 8:00 am
for Type II diabetes, many forms of cancer, heart disease and Step It Up 9:15 am
other chronic diseases. The benefits to the structure and Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
function of the brain are equal to or greater than the physical Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
benefits of exercise.
Dance Fitness 11:45 am
Exercise in people of all ages promotes the process of making Yoga 4:00 pm
new brain cells, this is called neurogenesis. As humans age,
the hippocampus, part of the brain used for forming and Wednesdays
storing memory, shrinks in size. In research with mice, time ZUMBA 7:15 am
spent running on a wheel showed development of new cells in Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
the hippocampus. In addition, these active mice performed Yoga 8:30 am
better on simple learning tasks than sedentary cohorts. In Interval Blast 9:45 am
humans, the hippocampus has been found to be larger in Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
those who are physically fit. And, exercise has been shown to Cardio Lite 11:00 am
decrease the risk for dementia and even slow its progress. Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Beyond just neurogenesis, exercise boosts the brain’s neurotrophic factors. Neuro-
Chair Yoga 3:00 pm
trophic factors are small proteins which promote the growth and survival of brain cells. Gentle Yoga 4:15 pm
Research has shown exercise causes the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factors
(BDNF) which in turn lead to enhanced memory and learning. Research also shows Thursdays
a genetic link to BDNF. This may lead some people to get greater or lesser release of S.E.T. 8:00 am
BDNF and see more or less benefit from it. Step & Stretch 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am
Recent research has also showed that inflammatory chemicals created from stored Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am
abdominal fat can cross the blood/brain barrier. This allows systemic inflammation to Dance Fitness 11:45 am
reach the brain and possibly lead to dementia. Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Yoga 4:00 pm
Not only does exercise improve function of the blood/brain barrier, it also lowers levels
of systemic inflammation and can help reduce belly fat in order to prevent inflamma-
tion from starting. Fridays
Yoga 8:00 am
Just as exercise boosts the body’s endurance, it also boosts Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
the brain’s endurance. In response to cardiovascular exer- ZUMBA 9:15 am
cise, the body’s cells create additional “powerhouses” called Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
mitochondria. This process is not limited to working muscles. Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
The brain’s cells also create more mitochondria. As a result, Chair Yoga 1:00 pm
the brain’s ability to operate at peak levels may be extended Gentle Yoga 2:15 pm
to a greater period of time across the day.
HIIT 8:15 am
A habit of regular exercise will build not just the body, but also the brain.
Interval Blast 9:15am
Keep moving and keep thinking.
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Cardio Lite 10:45 am
* $2 or $4 fee for most classes
Chartered Club Activities Chartered Club News
Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am What are your interests? Join a club and have some fun!
Mah Jongg 9:00am
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 volunteer residents who passionately share a similar interests.
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm
Scrabble 12:30pm A separate club listing page with a short introduction of each club and the
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm
contact person is available at Member Services as well as online at
Euchre 6:30pm under the Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:00pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm All Sun City Festival residents are encouraged to participate in any or all
clubs. You can learn more about club opportunities by attending their
Softball Club Practice 7:30am
Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am upcoming events or by contacting the club representatives for more
Pickleball 9:00am information.
Players Club Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:30am

Contract Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm
Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm
Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm Festival Bytes Computer Club
Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am Festival Bytes Computer Club has well over 100
Pickleball 9:00am members and continues its workshops twice each
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am
Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am month. Members have access to brief presenta-
Beginner Bridge 9:00am tions on various subjects that are followed by
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm question and answer sessions and individual

Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Mah Jongg 12:30pm one-on-one support. We meet the second and fourth Thursdays at 3 pm in
Lady Putters 12:30pm the ASU Classroom. Non-members are welcome to attend one workshop
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm
Genealogy (2nd Wed ) 3:00pm for free. If you have questions, feel free to contact Barbara Glynn at
Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm
Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am Glass Arts Club - Upcoming Training
Pickleball 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am The Glass Arts Club is taking reservations for
Line Dancers - Steps & Basics 10:00am the July basic training classes that are held
Line Dancers - Beginner Lessons 10:30am

Line Dancers - Intermediate Lessons 11:15am from July 17 - 21. No experience is necessary.
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm These classes fill quickly so get your registration form and check ($75
Water Volleyball 1:00pm payable to Glass Arts) turned into the Glass Arts mailbox in the Sage
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm Center before you forget.
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
You can pick up a registration form in the Clubs Binder at Member
Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am Services in the Sage Recreation Center, or stop by the Glass Studio and
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
speak with a member. If you have questions, you can contact Barbara
Quilting Bees 9:00am Waggoner at 928-252-2958. We are also booking October classes that
Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri) 10:00am run October 16 - 20th.

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


Restaurant Expansion
Dining Hours: We will be starting our restaurant
Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm expansion effort in early May.
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
At this time we are not scheduling
Breakfast: live entertainment until we can
Sat 8 am - 11 pm
get a better understanding of the
Sun 8 am - 12 pm
construction schedule.
Happy Hour:
Daily 3 pm - 6 pm

Monday, May 8 at 4:00 pm
This putting contest is a favorite among our Festival
residents. Test your putting skills on our ever chang-
ing 9-hole course and bring your thirst as there will be Memorial Day
a keg of beer for you to enjoy! Only $5 per person.
Monday, May 29
Horse Race / Shootout 7:30 am Shotgun
Thursday, May 11 & May 25 at 5:00 PM Sign up in the Golf Shop.
Cost: $5 per person
Individual Stroke Play Competition
This event is a great time! It’s almost full contact golf Prizes for Men’s & Women’s Divisions.
as your competitors egg you on, sometimes in your Price: Includes Green Fee, Prize Entry, Lunch, Tax
backswing. $35 Indigo Pass; $55 SCF Resident; $65 Guest

Two-person teams alternate their shots while the high-
scoring 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!

Green Aerification is May 15 & 16th
9-Holes only both days. These areas will be closed
during this time.

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