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Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396 April 2019

May 10th
Tickets on Sale April 9th 9:00 am

April 20th
RSVP at Member Services


April 20th 4-7pm

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 •Farmers 4 5 6
•Volunteer Market •Right Path Health
Appreciation 10:00 am to • White. Out. Party! Screening 7:00am
Brunch 1:00 pm 6:30 pm
10:00 am to Noon
•Free Living Trust
April Fools Day Seminar 9:00 am

7 8 9 10 •Farmers 11 12 13
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
• BFS Home • Fine Insurance
Warranty 11:00 Group Seminar
am 3:00pm
•Lay-Z-Boy Wine and
Dine 6:30pm

14 15 16 17 •Farmers 18 19 20
• Medicare 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Voyager Concert
Seminar • Understanding •First Financial Equity
Medicare •Food Truck
10:00 am 10:00 am •First Financial
Seminar 6:00 pm •Fashion Show and Seminar 2:00 pm Event 4:00pm
Shopping Event -7:00pm
•Wild Horse 2:00pm
• Sun Valley Solar
Pass Casino Trip 5:30 pm
Good Friday Passover
Taxes Due

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

•Thrivent •Farmers Market

Financial 5:00pm 10:00 am to
1:00 pm
•Harmony Medical •Harmony Medical •Harmony Medical
Care Care Care
Easter Earth Day

28 29 30

April 20th

April 4th, 18th
9 am to Noon - Sage Center
2-4 pm - Foothills Park

There is always something to do at Sun City Festival!
Fine Arts 8:30am S.E.T. 8:00 AM ZUMBA 7:15 am
YOGA 8:30AM Swimmers Club Workout 9:00am Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Pickleball 8:00am Swimmers Club Workout 10:00am Fine Arts 8:30am
Mah Jongg 9:00am PILATES 8:20 AM (BALLROOM)
Pickleball 9:00am YOGA 8:30 AM
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
PlayersClubMahJongg&OpenPlay9:00am Pickleball 8:00am

S.T.A.R.T. 9:45AM STEP AND PUMP 9:15 AM Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am
Beginner Bridge 9:00am
AQUA AEROBICS 10:00AM Paper Crafts & More 9:30am
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 9:00am
Current Events 10:30am Digital Photo 10:00 am Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
DANCE FINTNESS 11:00AMStrength, Stretch, Balance 10:30AM DANCE FUSION 9:45AM
Pickleball Women’s Rotational TBD AQUA AEROBICS 11:15 AM Line Dancers Practice Intermediate 10:00am
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm Contract Bridge 12:30pm AQUA AEROBICS 10:00 AM
Chess 12:30pm Knit One & Crochet Too 12:30pm BODY WORKS 11:45 AM
Scrabble 12:30pm Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Festival Stitchers 12:30pm Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
BODY WORKS 12:15PM YOGA 4:00 PM Lady Putters 12:30pm
Line Dancers Beginner 1:15 pm ZUMBA 5:15 PM CHAIR YOGA 1:00 PM
Line Dancers Intermediate 2:45 pm Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm
GENTLE YOGA 2:15 PM Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) Genealogy (2nd Wed) 3:00pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm 5:30pm Festival Veterans Club (2nd Wed) 3:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Line Dancers Practice Beginner Dances 5:00 pm
Social Dance - Ballroom 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Paper Crafts & More 6:00pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:00pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm


H.I.I.T. 8:00 AM
S.E.T. 8:00 AM PILATES 8:00 AM (BALLROOM) Pickleball 9:00am
Swimmers Club Workout 9:00am Pickleball 8:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am Don’t Worry Bead Happy 9:00am
Swimmers Club Workout10:00am
Pickleball 8:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am Line Dancers Absolute Beginners 9:30 am
Fine Arts 9:00am ZUMBA 9:15 AM AQUA YOGA 11:00 AM
AQUA AEROBICS 10:00 AM Table Tennis 11:45 am
Lady Putters 9:30am WoodshopMonthlyMtg(3rdFri)10:00am Texas Hold’Em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30AM FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
AQUA AEROBICS 11:15 AM BODY WORKS 11:45 AM Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm Mah Jongg 12:30pm Pickleball 6:30pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm SUNDAYS
Genealogy (2nd & 4th Fri) 1:00 pm
Computer Club (2nd and 4th Thursday) 3:00pm CHAIR YOGA 1:00 PM Mah Jongg 12:30pm
ZUMBA 5:15 PM Chinese Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Pa rtners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Table Tennis 6:30 pm

Charter CLUBS in Black.

FITNESS CLASSES in Purple. Stop by the Sage Center to sign up! 3
Resident Profile Debra McCrorey
Having purchased a home in 2001 in Sun City Grand and having
really enjoyed that lifestyle, I just knew that I wanted my next
home purchase to be in the same type of community. So, in 2007
I bought my home here in Sun City Festival. Being a part of this
community has been fun and full of opportunities from the very
beginning. I was in a three day photo shoot for pictures and com-
mercials all done in the Sage Center swimming pool back in 2008.
The most obvious picture is currently on an advertising billboard
just as you drive west on Sun Valley Parkway near the corner of Sun
Valley Parkway and Canyon Springs Boulevard. Other pictures and
commercials from the shoot have and are being used as well.
In the past eleven years, I’ve been involved in a variety of clubs and
activities such as serving as vice-president of the Quilting Bees, vol-
unteering for eleven years as a Neighborhood Watch Captain and
more recently a Citizens on Patrol volunteer with the Buckeye Police.
I enjoy travel especially experiencing the outdoors, long road trips, cruises and have traveled in Europe. A
lifetime of dance, from age four through my 20’s I did a lot of tap dancing. Then my interest shifted to ball-
room dancing when I was in my 30’s of which I continue to do now. I’m the owner of An Octave Higher, LLC
as a violinist (44 years of experience) playing for a variety of services, events and occasions and playing in
worship ministry teams. I’m looking forward to each new phase in the growth here in Sun City Festival and
my hope is that every resident here finds the joy I have had as well.
This is a wonderful Community I have met many great people from all different walks of life I love hearing
their stories and how they got here I am enjoying my retirement to the fullest and I love living here.

Upcoming Sun City Festival

Lifestyle Events

Sunday May 19th

Movie The Mule
Pre-Register at
Member Services
$3/person Includes
1 pm Popcorn,
Celebration Hall 1 Soda and 1 Candy

Upcoming Sun City Festival
Lifestyle Events
Wild Horse Pass White. Out. Party!
Casino Trip Dress Attire. SCF Poolside. Party!

When: April 16 When: Friday, April 5th

Time: 9:00 am Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $15 Cost: $15
(receive $30 credit Music provided
at casino) by Steven Powell Band
$2 tip for the bus driver
Return at 5pm Cash Bar and Light Snacks
to SCF provided.

Space is limited!

Chartered Club News

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

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 sec-

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. What are your interests? Join a club and have some fun!

Free Knitting
and Crochet
Want to learn to knit or
crochet? The Knit One
& Crochet Too club of-
fers one‐on‐one classes
on a first come basis. Membership in our club is
not necessary. We have all tools and materials for
you to drop in during any of our regular meet-
ings and get started.
We meet in the Terra Cotta room on Mondays, 9
am to noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm –
Contact Caron Schwahn at 602‐399‐1372 for
more information or stop by any time.
BOOST YOUR BRAIN! by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C..
Fitness/Wellness Director

We all know mice, time spent running on a that inflammatory chemicals cre-
regular ex- wheel showed development of ated from stored abdominal fat
ercise does new cells in the hippocampus. In can cross the blood/brain barrier.
great things addition, these active mice per- This allows systemic inflammation
for the formed better on simple learning to reach the brain and possibly
body. Being tasks than sedentary cohorts. In lead to dementia.
physically humans, the hippocampus has
Just as exercise boosts the body’s
active keeps been found to be larger in those
endurance, it also boosts the
the car- who are physically fit. And, exer-
brain’s endurance. In response to
diovascular system functioning cise has been shown to decrease
cardiovascular exercise, the body’s
effectively, maintains strength and the risk for dementia and even
cells create additional “power-
lean muscle mass, and helps fight slow its progress.
houses” called mitochondria. This
osteoporosis. In addition being
Beyond just neurogenesis, ex- process is not limited to working
physically fit reduces risk factors
ercise boosts the brain’s neuro- muscles. The brain’s cells also cre-
for Type II diabetes, many forms
trophic factors. Neurotrophic ate more mitochondria. As a re-
of cancer, heart disease and other
factors are small proteins which sult, the brain’s ability to operate
chronic diseases. Equal to, or
promote the growth and survival at peak levels may be extended to
greater than, the physical benefits
of brain cells. Research has shown a greater period of time across the
of exercise are the benefits to
exercise causes the release of day.
the structure and function of the
brain-derived neurotrophic factors
brain. A habit of regular exercise will
(BDNF) which, in turn lead to en-
build not just the body, but also
Exercise, in people of all ages, hanced memory and learning. Re-
the brain. Keep moving and keep
promotes the process of making search also shows a genetic link to
new brain cells-also called neuro- BDNF. This may lead some people
genesis. As humans age, the hip- to get greater or lesser release of,
pocampus, part of the brain used and have more/less benefit from,
for forming and storing memory, BDNF.
shrinks in size. In research with
Recent research has also showed

Free Blood Pressure
Fitness Assessment: Massage Therapy
$40/one lesson. Complete Fitness Enjoy a relaxing, therapeutic massage. A
Assessment with a personal exercise massage promotes relaxation, reduces April 5th at 2 pm &
program including one lesson stress and relieves mental and physical April 15th at 9 am
fatigue. 60-minute appointment $60.00 (Sage Center Fitness)
Equipment Orientation: FREE
60-minute group session on effective Personal Training:
and safe exercise with demonstrations. One-on-one personal training is avail- Blood Pressure Testing is offered
Every Thursday at 3:00 PM in the able for those wanting or needing, a bit twice per month in the Fitness
Fitness Center. more exercise guidance or motivation. Center. No appointments are
exercise program. 1 session: $35.00 necessary.

Dining Hours:
Sat 10:30 am - 8 pm
Sun 8:00 am - 8 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8 pm

Sat & Sun, 8 am - 11 am

Happy Hour:
Daily 2 pm - 5 pm

Bar 28:
12:00pm - 8 pm

Golf Shop Semi Annual Shopping Sale

Friday April 5th 5:00pm-7:00pm Please join us for
our Semi Annual Shopping Sale, where wine and
appetizers will not be the only thing you enjoy.
Enjoy discounts up to 50% off your entire purchase
of golf shop merchandise in a fun festive Get Golf Ready Clinics
atmosphere. Please remember that the golf shop These clinics are perfect for people who have never
will be closed from 4:00pm-5:00pm in preparation played the game or have not played in awhile.
for the big event Next Clinic Dates: April 15th – April 19th
Clinic Times: 9:00-10:30am
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Golf Cost: $99
Clinics Register in the Golf Shop
Clinics are from 10:00am -11:00am and cost $20.
Space is limited so please sign up early. For more
information or to sign up please call or visit the golf
Rate Change – April 15th
Residents - $43
shop. Resident Guests - $54
Annual Pass Holders - $2
Nine and Dine
Sunday April 28th at 3:30pm
Sign up in the golf shop For a complete list of our rates, please

Contact Information
Kim Rinehart
Community Manager

Melissa Kean
Community Standards

Mike Marino
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

Vic Owen
SC Festival
Resident 503-706-4047 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

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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