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Sun City Festival Community Association

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

Monday, September 25th 2017
7:00pm - Celebration Hall
Tickets: $20/person
Sign up at Member Services

T uesday, September 12th marks the start of registration for the
Brand New Festival Learning Fall 2017 Classes.
Class schedules and registration forms are available at Member Ser-
vices Desk and will also be on the community website at
Many popular classes will once again be offered such as Astronomy,
History of Del Webb, and Spanish. Our new Festival Learning Coordinator Lori Pierson has done a great
job of recruiting new teachers and some excting new classes.
Sign up at or in person at the Member Services Desk Starting Sept 12th!

Registraion for Fall Classes Begins September 12th
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Events Patriot Golf
9:00 am to
3 Happy 4 5 6 12:00pm 7 8 9
Labor Day! BookMobile
8am to noon
tion Drug Nice and Easy
Drop off Travel Seminar 14
Patriot Golf
Day 3:00pm
10 11 12 13 15 16

Stability in
Uncertain Times
Seminar 4:00pm
9:00 am to
17 18 19 20 12:00pm 21 22 23
4pm to
8pm BookMobile
Dwornik Drop off
Law Solar City
Seminar Seminar 1:00 pm
Sunday Movie 1:00 pm
Celebration Hall 25 26 27 28 29 30


Monday, September 25th Humana
7:00 pm - Celebration Hall
Tickets: $20/person Medicare -
Sign up at Member Services Horse Race /
9:30 am Shootout
There is always something to do at Sun City Festival!
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays
Zumba 7:15am ZUMBA 7:15 am
Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am Softball Club Practice 7:30am
Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am Swimmers Club Workout 7:00am Fine Arts 8:30am
Pilates 8:30am S.E.T. 8:00 am Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Yoga 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am Pickleball 9:00am Yoga 8:30 am
Mah Jongg 9:00am PlayersClubMahJongg&OpenPlay9:00am Pickleball 9:00am
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am Step It Up 9:15 am Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:30am
Interval Blast 9:45am Beginner Bridge 9:00am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00am Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am Don’t Worry Bead Happy 9:00am
Current Events 10:30am Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
CardioLite 10:45am Dance Fitness 11:45 am Interval Blast 9:45 am
Dance Fintness 11:30am Contract Bridge 12:30pm Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Pickleball Women’s Rotational 12:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 12:30pm Cardio Lite 11:00 am
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm Festival Stitchers 12:30pm Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
Chess 12:30pm Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Scrabble 12:30pm Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm Yoga 4:00 pm Lady Putters 12:30pm
Gentle Fintness 12:45pm Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm Genealogy (2nd Wed) 3:00pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm Festival Veterans Club (4th Wed) 3:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm
Social Dance - Ballroom 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
Swimmers Club Workout 7:00am Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Yoga 8:00 am
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Pickleball 9:00am Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom) Pickleball 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am Don’t Worry Bead Happy 9:00am
Step & Stretch 9:15 am Pickleball 9:00am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Lady Putters 9:30am Contract Bridge 9:00am Texas Hold’Em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30am Quilting Bees 9:00am Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Line Dancers- Steps & Basics 10:00am
ZUMBA 9:15 am Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Line Dancers- Beginner Lessons 10:30am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Pickleball 6:30pm
Aqua Aerobics 11:15 am Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri)
Dance Fitness 11:45 am
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Knit One & Crochet Too 12:30pm Gentle Fitness 11:45 am Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chinese Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Chess 12:30pm Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:00pm
Yoga 4:00 pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm Genealogy (2nd & 4th Fri) 1:00 pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm
Charter CLUBS in Black.
FITNESS CLASSES in Purple. Stop by the Sage Center to sign up! 3
Upcoming Sun City Festival Club Expo – October 28, 9 am-12 pm, Open to the public, bring your
Lifestyle Events friends and family, get a jump start on your holiday shopping with special,
handmade treasures!

Sunday Pre-Register at
Sept 17 Oct 15
Movie Member Services
Sully gifted
1 pm
$3/person Includes
Popcorn, Tom Hanks Chris Evans
Celebration Hall 1 Soda and 1 Candy

Chartered Club News
What are your interests? Join a club and have some fun!

S un 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 information.

Turning Back the Hands of Time by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C..
Fitness/Wellness Director

W e have
anything which combines learning
and physical activity can help brain
function. These include bowling,
Muscles: Sarcopenia is simply
defined as age-related muscle
signs of ag- juggling and others. Practicing is loss. Since muscles are necessary
ing. Most more important than mastering for every movement, this reduces
of those are the skill. Just doing the activity 20- functionality in basic things like
visible-color 30 minutes a few days a week can walking, getting in, and out of, a
and quantity help regain the brain function. chair, carrying groceries, etc. And
of hair, skin The Lungs: Without smoking or a reduction in muscle mass slows
wrinkles, exposure to second-hand smoke, metabolism leading to fat gain.
etc. How- lung function still declines by age Honest-effort strength training
ever, when it comes to health and 40. Alveoli, sacs in the lungs allow- three times per week can prevent,
functioning at a younger chrono- ing exchange of oxygen and carbon and even reverse, sarcopenia.
logical age, what’s inside our body dioxide, lose surface area and thus
is the most critical. Heart, lungs, Bones: Supportive material inside
efficiency. Researchers and physi- bones can shrink by 30% between
brain and others are the parts we cians have determined vitamins D
truly want to be young. Psycholo- ages 25 and 50. At 65 even more
and A in fortified dairy products- bone degeneration takes place as
gists suggest functional decline is yogurt, cottage cheese and re-
not a necessary process of aging, minerals decrease. According to
duced-fat milk help lungs function Bahram Arjmandi, Ph.D., chairman
but rather a product of attitude better and help production of lung
and action. At a certain age, “we of Florida State University Depart-
tissue. Milk does a body good. ment of Nutrition, prunes are very
expect to fall apart, so we allow
ourselves to fall apart” says Har- The Heart: Around age 40, the effective in preserving bone mass
vard professor Ellen Langer. A few heart begins to shrink in size and and reversing bone loss. Polyphe-
steps can be taken to minimize the tissues of the aorta become stiffer nols and antioxidant properties in
aging process from within. and more fibrous. As a result, prunes increase the magnesium
the heart works harder to pump content in bones maintaining bone
The Brain: Around age 25, the blood. Every minute of cardiovas- strength and density.
human brain begins to slowly cular exercise helps to prevent and
decrease in size. With the size de- Fighting the aging process is not
reverse the aging process of the just a matter of hair dye and Bo-
crease comes less efficient nerve heart. Research shows 30 minutes
signaling bringing decline in com- tox. Taking the right steps can help
on a treadmill three times each maintain long-term internal youth,
prehension, retention and reason- week at a steady, honest effort
ing. The good news is we can do as well.
improvs blood flow and increases
things to help formation of myelin, cells which repair artery walls. In Stewart, J. “Many Ways to Maintain Youth,”
the white matter helping to con- addition, adding intervals of higher
duct nerve impulses. Practicing intensity exercise boosts arterial

Massage Therapy: Free Blood Pressure
1-hour for $60, 90-minutes for $90 Personal Training: Screenings
$35 per hourOne-on-one personal
September 1st at 2 pm &
Fitness Assessment: training session
$40/one lesson. Complete Fitness September 18th at 9 am
Assessment with a personal exercise (Sage Center Fitness)
See the Fitness Check-In Desk
program including one lesson
for more information. Blood Pressure Testing is offered
Equipment Orientation: FREE twice per month in the Fitness Cen-
60-minute group session on effec- ter. No appointments are necessary.
tive and safe exercise with demon-
Resident Profile
Bill and Ginger Bliss W e’re Bill and Ginger Bliss originally from Michigan - the greater
Detroit area, but we’ve spent the past 13 years in southern Orange
County, California prior to our move to Sun City Festival.

Ginger had a career in corporate administration and retired from
Allianz Asset Management in September of last year. Bill was involved
in the sale and marketing of financial services – but you may know him
now as “the HoneyMan” offering raw local honey throughout the area.

We came across Sun City Festival more by accident than by plan -
Ginger’s parents live in Sun City West and since 2003 we’ve been driving
out Hwy 10 from California to visit them. On one such trip we stumbled
across Sun Valley Parkway that not only turned out to be great shortcut
but took us right by Sun City Festival as well.

Our first visit was around 2007 and at the time we didn’t have imminent
plans of retirement but decided to drop in anyway and see what was
going on. I remember how impressed we were with the homes, the
facilities and sales staff. We were also impressed with the friendliness
of the people – I kept telling Ginger; “there must be something in the
water - andI’ve repeated it a hundred times since:

“I’ve never met such friendly people! I think there’s something in the
water and everybody’s drinking it!”

Refresh & Rejuvenate at LaPaur
News from
The Spa Y
ou asked and we
listened….. lash exten-
sions are all the rage and
the past few months have brought a lot of inqui-
ries. LaPaur will be featuring lush beautiful ex- Upcoming Trips:
tensions using the highest quality lashes adhe-
sives as well as lash conditioners and regrowth Strawberry & Payson Picnic
serum. Call today to set up your appointment October 9, 2017 Travel to Strawberry
and be the envy of all the ladies. and visit the Fossil Creek Llama Ranch
(home of the Fossil Creek Creamery).
September is Stock Up month at the Spa!!!! Our first ever BOGO sale.
All your favorite Epionce products are buy one get one 30% off. Every Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Epionce product has an 18 month shelf life so stock up now and save. If October 10-13, 2017 Every October, the
you’ve never tried Epionce but are interested in getting serious about New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds
your skincare regimen, FREE product consultations are always available. of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Bal-
Call 602-620-3387 to schedule your appointment and learn how this loon Fiesta Park.
medical skincare line can pave the way to your best skin ever! A Day in the Life of the Navajo
October 24-29, 2017 Tour up-close-and-
On a heavier note, several things have gone MIA recently. If you have
personal, five Natural Treasures on or
borrowed a white towel or item from the displays in the men’s or wom-
surrounding the Navajo Nation
en’s locker room please return them and the very expensive mist diffuser
from the spa waiting room has also walked away. If you’ve seen it, please To Register for a Trip, Contact
help it find its way home. THANK YOU
As always, your support and patronage are greatly appreciated!! Have 480-926-5547
a blessed month and I look forward to serving you at LaPaur, your
Sun City Festival spa.
Lisa 602-620-3387
Golf Rate Change on September 15th
Dining Hours: Annual Pass - $16 - before 1:00pm
$ 13 - 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm $ 10 - after 3:00pm
Mon- Fri 10:30 am - 8 pm
Residents - $35 - before 1:00pm
Breakfast: $28 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat 8 am - 11 am $21 - after 3:00pm
Sun 8 am - 12 pm
Resident Guests - $44 - before 1:00pm
$35 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: $26 - after 3:00pm
Daily 3 pm - 6 pm
For a complete list of our rates please visit

Patriot Golf Day Weekend
2017 Fall Aerification & Over-Seeding Benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation
Schedule September 1st – 4th
Green Aerification Monday and Tuesday October
Copper Canyon Golf Club and the Indigo Grille will be
2nd & 3rd. Nine Holes Only Each Day. asking patrons to make donations to this worthy cause
Golf Course Closes on Monday October 9th and by rounding their purchase up to the nearest dollar
Opens on Saturday October 28th. or by making a flat donation amount. There are also
sponsorship opportunities for the Golf Tournament.
Folds of Honor Mission Statement
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this
Peg-N-Keg singular, noble mission. To provide educational schol-
Monday September 25th @ arships to spouses and children of America’s fallen
and disabled service-members.
4:00pm The Folds of Honor motto says it best.
This putting contest is a favorite Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
among our residents. Test your putting skills on our
ever changing 9 hole course and bring your thirst as
there will be a keg of beer for you to enjoy as well.
All for only $5 Horse Race / Shootout
Thursday September 7th & September 28th @
Cost: $5 per person
Patriot Golf Day Tournament
Monday September 4th @ 8:00am This event is a must if you like a good time. The clos-
Shotgun est to full contact golf you will get as your competitor’s
egg you on, sometimes in your backswing. This event
Four Person Scramble Competition features two person teams who alternate their shots.
Price: $90-Annual Pass Holders, $105-SCF Residents, High scoring teams are eliminated on each hole until
$120-Guest/Public there are only three teams. Out of the three we will get
Price includes: Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Tee Gift, Tour- a Win (1st Place), Place (2nd Place), and a Show (3rd
nament Entry, Lunch, and donation to the Folds of place). Serious golfers must leave the serious at home
Honor Foundation. Sign up in our Golf Shop! for this event, we like to have fun.

For a complete list of our rates, please
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Business Listings

Contact Information

Kim Rinehart
Community Manager

Karey Belanger
Community Standards

Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director

Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director

Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness

Ryan Duncan

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