Sun City Festival Community Association

26501 W Desert Vista Blvd, Buckeye, AZ 85396

July 2012

Summer Fitness Challenge Begins Sunday, July 15th!
This four-week, fun-filled fitness challenge is a great way to put your fitness goals in motion. Specially designed summer fitness cards will be used as your roadmap to marking off your completed exercises each week. Complete all four weeks of the challenge, then turn your marked-off card into the Fitness Check-In Desk to receive your additional prize you’ve earned along with getting more fit. Get your Summer Fitness Challenge Cards from the Fitness Check-In Desk. See Chuck Eier, our Fitness/Wellness Director, for more information about this great challenge!
Contact Chuck at (928) 252-2115 or

Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM
Celebration Hall - Sage Center


Sun City Festival Community Association

The Indigo Grille and Brian Gillmore, our new Food and Beverage Manager, invite you to stop by to meet him when you come in to try some of our great menu items for the summer. Dine with us and/or join us for Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 11th to hear the band, “Like Minds” play live from 4 pm to 6 pm!



We are pleased to announce that Happy Hour drink prices will be extended an extra hour and run from 3 pm - 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Brian Gillmore
F&B Manager

Dining hours have remain unchanged, Sunday 8 am - 7 pm, Monday & Tuesday 11 am - 7 pm, Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am - 8 pm.

Flag Day Tournament Wednesday, July 4th

6:57-9:30 am Tee Times Individual Stroke Competition

Up to 25% - 50% Off
Sale Starts Friday, June 29 and continues through Friday, July 6. Receive 25% to 50% off your entire merchandise purchase. Come on in and shop around, bring your items for purchase to the counter then pick an American Flag to learn your discount.

*Cost includes: Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls, Prize Fund and Lunch!

*Cost: $25 Annual Pass Holders $45 SCF Residents $55 Resident Guest

Players will be given an American Flag to place in the ground when they shoot par plus their handicap. The player that makes it the furthest around the course before placing their flag will win. Prizes will be awarded each for the Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Sign up at the Golf Shop!

Horse Race / Shootout

Thursdays, July 5 & July 19 at 5:00 PM Cost: $5 per person
This event is a great time! It’s almost full contact golf as your competitors egg you on, sometimes in your backswing. 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!


Thursday, July 12 at 4:00 PM Only $5 per person

This putting contest is a favorite among our residents. Test your putting skills on our ever changing nine-hole course and bring your thirst to be quenched by a keg of beer to enjoy.


July Community Events
July 3 Happy Birthday USA Pool Party 5 - 9 pm Sage Center Pool (pool closes at 3 pm for decorating) July 5 Arizona Solar Solutions Seminar 10 am Sable Room July 11 Classic Movie Night, “Shawshank Redemption” 6:30 pm Celebration Hall July 12 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot LAZBOY Design Seminar 6 - 8 pm Celebration Hall West July 19 Fort McDowell Casino Day Trip Depart Sage Center at 10 am Depart Casino approx. 5 pm July 20 Pondorosa Hotel Seminar 9:30 am Sable Room July 21 The (Not-So) Newlywed Game 6 pm Celebration Hall July 24 Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm Celebration Hall July 26 Buckeye Bookmobile 9 am Sage Center Parking Lot Road Scholar Seminar by Peter Spiers 6 pm Celebration Hall

The Sage Recreation Center has recently extended the existing wireless network signal to offer better connectivity throughout the building. Two additional access points (hot spots) offer better signal strength and coverage for laptops and other wireless devices. Depending on your location in the building, you should select one of three available wireless access points, named Sage West, Sage Central, and Sage East. We hope everyone will enjoy this enhanced capability in the Sage Recreation Center.

6 Lowell Observatory & Art in the Park 13 Kooza - Cirque Du Soleil 21 Celtic Festival & Riordan Mansion 26 Organ Stop Pizza & Museum of Natural History


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4 Wine Tasting at Two Sonoita Vineyards 7 Capitol Museum & Rosson House 22 Technique at Le Cordon Bleu



Chartered clubs

Model Railroad Club Join us if you have an interest in railroad transportation and enjoy planning, building and operating model railroad layouts. We encourage railroad education and will have opportunities in the future to travel by railroad. Contact Ed Krajca at 928-252-6147 for more information or to join us.

The Quilting Bees

Come and join us to have fun while learning to quilt and sew. All levels are welcome. Happy Fourth of July! Contact Carol Stoney for information at 503-8999976.

Pickleball Club We are dedicated to the promotion of Pickleball and encourage everyone to come out and join us in the fun! Open Play is daily from 7am-12 noon (except Sun.). Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30-9 am. Women’s Open Play is every Tues, & Thur. at 9am. Lessons will resume in October. Contact Donald Schelling at 602-317-6298 for more information.

Digital Photo Club We are dedicated to advancing the art of photography for the residents of Sun CIty Festival. This is accomplished through a wide variety of programs that encourage members to excel in picture taking, electronic enhancement and display. Contact Chuck Roderique at 928-252-2497 for details.

Mystery Riders We are a group of motorcyle aficianados who set aside Thursdays and at least two Saturdays or Sundays per month to do our riding throughout Arizona. We have all makes and models in our group. We don’t always know where we are going or where we’ve been but have fun riding. Contact Ed Zvonik at 928-252-3849 for more information.

Tennis Club The Tennis Club offers game opportunities for all levels of play. Drop-In Sessions are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am to 9:30 am depending upon weather and sufficient players. Contact Bob Bone at 928-252-6854 for more information.

Fine Arts Club Fine Arts has open painting on Monday afternoons and all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Try out your creativity and fun at the same time. Contact Jean Buhle at 928-252-2468 for more information!

Golf Chartered Club We are always accepting applications for new members! Every Tues. the Women’s Golf Group plays. Every Mon., Wed. and Fri. the Men’s Golf Group plays. See the Pro Shop for details. Contact Steve Nebel, for the Men’s Golf Group, at 928-252-6401 or Cynthia Czernysz for the Women’s Golf Group, at 928-2522806.

Hiking Club We offer many exciting hiking trips all over the region. We meet once a month to review previous and upcoming trips and learn many helpful tips on hiking. We offer separate hiking levels for new and experienced hikers. This past season we introduced night hikes and overnights for one or two days away. Contact Patrick Smith at 928-252-6018 to join.

The Softball Club All skill levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Visit the softball field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm to watch the club play. Contact Bill Jenkins at 928252-5433 if interested in participating.

Festival Association of Beauties (FAB’s) We promote social interaction among the women here at Sun City Festival. We meet for lunch every Friday, at 11 am, at the Indigo Grille. FAB’s is open to all residents of Sun City Festival. Come join us! It’s a great way to make new friends. Contact Stephanie Baker at 928-252-6964 to learn more!


Festival Car Club Sun City Festival Car Club is a mixture of Muscle, Vintage and Sports Car enthusiasts dedicated to having fun. The Club sponsors monthly outings both events and road trips. Once per month we meet to talk about what to do to make the experience better. Contact Tom Flanagan (, Damon Deacon, Vel Moss or Tony Dellinger for details.

Paper Crafts & More Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. You will be amazed at the variety of projects we do. We incorporate all different levels of skills that include rubber stamping, tea bag folding, iris folding, just to name a few. Stop by and say “hi”. Contact Judi Kuczek at 928-252-2485 for more information.

The Brew Crew We have hosted several successful events with a variety of beers and conversation. Club badges and shirts are available for purchase by members. Membership is still open with dues of $8 per person. Contact Milt Levy at 928252-6952 or Mark Silver 623-249-5917 for more information.

Canadian/American Friendship Club We promote activities that bring Canadians and Americans together for fun and friendship. We will plan various activities including sporting events, arts, offroad trips, and more. Contact Terry Barnard at 928-232-0262 or Chuck Smith at 928-252-6976 for more information.

Chartered clubs


Woodcrafters Club Our club caters to all facets of wood crafting. Learn wood working skills and work on various projects with us! The primary purpose of the Woodcrafter’s Club is to promote the craft of woodworking as a hobby and assist in the improvement of member skills and abilities. Contact Jerry Moore at 928-252-6439 to learn more!

Genealogy Club Learn the “what, where and how” of genealogy. We’re here to share with members the techniques, methods, resources, and facilities used in genealogy research. Learn how to organize and protect the results of your research. New or experienced are welcome. Meetings are second Wed., Oct - May at 3pm in the Sage Center. Contact David Komassa for more details at 252-3400.

Barrel Buddies This wine tasting group holds events in members’ homes, at outside venues, or joint events with other wine clubs. We will have two events in our members’ homes each month. Please contact Steven Miller at 928-252-6640 for details and to learn more about our club.

Knit One & Crochet Too Do you like to knit or crochet? If you would like to learn, come join us. We provide an opportunity to pursue an interest in knitting and/or crocheting and exchange ideas. Weekly gatherings are Mon. 9:30 -11:30 am (Coriander) and Thurs. 1:30-5:30 (Terra Cotta). Drop in to participate anytime. Contact Dorothy Cushley at 928-252-2084 for more information.

The Social Dance Club Our members learn and practice various social and line dances in a fun environment. Couples dance is on break until fall. Line Dance is Thursdays from 11 am-1 pm in Celebration Hall. Contact Joanne Palaoro at 928-252-6778 for line dance. Club membership is $5/person.

Festival RV Club If you’d like to learn more about RVing and find ways to enhance the RV life you love, then the Festival RV Club is for you! Our Club purpose is to facilitate bringing together those who wish to travel and who enjoy the recreational vehicle lifestyle. Contact Virg Mellott at 928252-3829 for more details.

Glass Arts Club Members create traditional stained glass and warm glass through workshops, demonstrations, selfexporation and shared expertise. Contact C J Zimmerman at 928-252-2203 for details. Visit us at our new studio Mon-Sat 10 am-1 pm.

The Players Club The Player’s Club offers 12 different board and card games seven days a week. New members are welcome. Consult the newsletter calendar, Cable Channel 22, or Fitness Center bulletin board for dates and times. To join the club, attend any of our daily functions and complete a membership application. Contact Jay Cohn at 928-252-6104 for additional information.

Gourmet Club

We welcome new members year round. Join the summer fun with dinners or group events. If you like to cook and can follow a “set menu” recipe, you will make just one dish. Come and enjoy the best 4-course meal in the valley in the comfort of a SCF resident home. For more information, go to the SCF Clubs webpage and download “How Does It Work FAQs” and Membership Form. Call Carol Komassa at 928-252-3400.

Paws & Claws Pet Club We encourage pet owners of all types to meet and gather information on various educational and health related pet information. Our club meetings are on hiatus until Sept. Mugs & Muffins will not meet in July and August. Contact Kathi Landis at 928-252-6771 for details.

Pottery & Ceramics Club Stop by our fabulous new studio and check out our Ceramic and Pottery projects in progress. If you are interested in joining, please contact Shirley Steinbach at sstein9911@

Desert Harmony Once again, we’d like to thank all who attended our March performance. We had a ball and hope you did too. We started rehearsals on June 4 at 6:30 pm in the Aerobics Room. Please join us if you are interested. We had a great turn out for our final Karaoke of the season and will be back in October, watch for dates and times. Contact Pat Kubler at 928-252-6878 or email desertharmonyscf@ for details.

Field and Stream Club We will suspend our regular meetings and reconvene the first Wednesday in Sept. (Sept 5). We’ll continue our regular Range Day on the 2nd Friday each month and meet at 7 am to car pool to the range. Questions about the Club may be directed to Steven Kelley at 480-544-7037 or for more information.

Crafty Scrappers Club Learn to preserve your memories with the use of your computer. Come and join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to learn more about digital scrapbooking and just how easy it is. On odd Wed. you can also stop by to see what we’re working on. Mondays are good for a full day of organizing and scrapping. All levels are welcome! Contact Bonnie Lenke at 623-229-6400

The Lady Putters Come and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and neighbors while developing and enhancing your putting skills. The Lady Putters play on Thursdays at 7:30 am. Please join us for a game or two. Contact Sue Peppler at 928-252-2663 for all the details.



Sun City Festival Community Association


Chartered Club Activities
Every Monday Pickleball 7:00am Mah Jongg 9:00am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm Chess 1:00pm Fine Arts 1:00pm Woodcrafters 5:30pm Euchre Lessons 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Euchre Play 6:30pm Desert Harmony Rehearsal 6:30pm Every Tuesday Pickleball 7:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 7:30am Play Anything 9:00am Women’s Pickleball Play 9:00am Paper Crafts 9:30am Digital Photo Club 10:30am Contract Bridge 1:00pm Water Volleyball 1:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm Every Wednesday Pickleball 7:00am Fine Arts 8:30am Crafty Scrappers 9:00am Players Club Open Play 9:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Texas Hold’Em 12:30pm Paws & Claws (1st Wed) 5:30pm Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm Every Thursday Pickleball 7:00am Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 7:30am Lady Putters 7:30am Mixed Doubles Tennis 9:00am Women’s Pickleball Play 9:00am Line Dancing 11:00am Duplicate Bridge 12:00pm Knit One & Crochet Too 1:30pm Water Volleyball 2:00pm Volleyball 3:00pm Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm Table Tennis 6:00pm Pickleball 6:30pm Every Friday Pickleball 7:00am Contract Bridge 9:00am Quilting Bees 9:00am Mixed Doubles Tennis 9:00am FAB’s Luncheon 11:00am Mah Jongg 12:30pm Chess 12:30pm Bunco 7:00pm Every Saturday Pickleball 7:00am Table Tennis 1:00pm Couples Contract Bridge 6:30pm Every Sunday Bocce Ball 2:00pm Table Tennis 3:00pm Mexican Train Dominoes 6:30pm Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm

Pat and Kathie Kubler
...they love living here in Sun City Festival, just ask them!

Pat and Kathie met in 1998 online at Match.Com and married in 2003 on a ridge overlooking Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe, California. This is one of their favorite places! Pat and Kathie moved to Sun City Festival in December 2006, one of the first 200 residents to have moved to Festival. Pat moved to the Midwest in 1963 and worked in retail management for 40+ years. He always said he would return to the Valley someday. In 1996 his wish came true and he worked for a local retailer until his retirement in 2004. Kathie is somewhat of a native, being here for about 32 years, and has had a career working in Federal Government for 39 years. Berore retiring in 2006, Kathie worked for 24 years with the Bureau of Reclamation in Phoenix as a paralegal working on the Central Arizona Project. Pat and Kathie are involved with Desert Harmony; Pat is President and Kathie is Fund Raising Chairman. Pat is also Secretary of the Digital Photo Club. Both are very involved in “Desert Harmony Presents Karaoke” which is one of their favorite functions. Pat acts as emcee and helps produce while Kathie takes care of decorations and food. They also love to sing! Another favorite activity for them is playing golf. Pat has two sons, one in New York with a grandaughter, and one in Oregon. Kathie’s daughter lives here in the Valley. Last but not least, they love living here in Sun City Festival, just ask them!

July 4 Flag Day Tournament July 12 Peg N Keg July 5 & 19 Horse Race / Shootout Every Tuesday Sun City Festival Women’s Golf Group Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Group

Monday - Tuesday 11:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm

Hours of Operation:

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 pm - 6 pm Sunday Breakfast: 8 am - 12 pm Sunday All Day Menu: 12 pm - 7 pm Pizza Mondays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm Taco Tuesdays: All Day 11 am - 7 pm Wednesdays, Asian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm Thursdays, Italian Night: 4 pm - 8 pm Fridays, Seafood Night: 4 pm - 8 pm Saturdays, Prime Rib Night: 4 pm - 8 pm

Fitness Classes
Every Monday Flow Yoga 8:45 am Pilates 8:45 am Body Sculpting 10:00 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Zumba Gold 11:00 am Every Tuesday Rhythm & Moves 8:00 am Cardio Core 9:15 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 10:30 am Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Wednesday Body Fusion 8:45 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am T’ai Chi (sign up only) 10:15 am Pilates 10:15 am Body Sculpting 11:30 am Zumba Gold 12:30 pm Every Thursday Rhythm & Moves 8:00 am Cardio Core 9:15 am Strength, Stretch & Balance 10:30 am Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm Aqua Aerobics 4:00 pm Group Cycling 5:00 pm Every Friday Flow Yoga 8:00 am Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am Every Saturday Group Cycling 8:00 am

Remember The Weight Training
As people age, mild cognitive decline or impairment can be an indicator of risk for developing dementia. With a new case of dementia being diagnosed somewhere in the world every seven seconds, the disease could become a major public health concern. Recently published research shows a routine of regular and consistent strength training can be the one of the keys to warding off mental decline. Most research has focused only on the mental benefits of aerobic exercise. New research has by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S., compared the benefits of weight training to aerobic Fitness/Wellness Director exercise regarding cognitive function. The physical therapy department at the University of British Columbia conducted a study on people at high dementia risk who already showed mild memory impairment. For six months, subjects in three different groups participated in twice-weekly 60-minute classes. One group performed only strength training, one performed an aerobic walking program, and one group performed basic balance and toning exercises. Results showed all three groups improved physical function. Compared to the other two groups, the strength-training subjects showed significant cognitive improvement over the six-month period. While researchers could not determine a specific mechanism for cognitive improvement, one guess was the requirement during proper strength training for additional learning, concentration and monitoring of technique, sets and reps, seat adjustment and other factors. Generally speaking, walking and other forms of aerobic exercise have a lower cognitive requirement. In addition to cognitive benefits, strength training helps maintain and improve muscle mass, maintains bone density, improves blood hormonal profile, boosts metabolism, and many others. Strength training should be done two to three times per week and never on consecutive days. Best benefits come from two-sets of twelve repetitions of each exercise with a 60-second rest between sets. Resistance used should be enough to require near maximal effort on both sets. Begin working larger muscle groups then follow with the smaller muscles. Exercises requiring multiple muscle groups at once are most beneficial. Always start with a warm-up and end with stretching.
Sources: Nagamatsu, L., “Resistance Training Promotes Cognitive and Functional Brain Plasticity in Seniors With Mild Cognitive Impairment.” Archives of Internal Medicine Volume 172, No.8, April 23, 2012.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
July 6 at 2 pm; July 16 at 9 am

Aerobic Exercise Advice
Aerobic Exercise should be done at 60% - 85% of maximum heart rate (MHR). MHR=220-Your Age, multiply that by 60% and 85% to get the appropriate heart rate range. Medications, fitness level and other factors can affect this calculation.
See Chuck or your physician with any questions.

Fitness/Wellness Services
Massage Therapy: Male & Female Therapists, 1-Hour = $60, 90-Minutes = $90 Fitness Assessment: A complete Fitness Assessment with a personal exercise program including one lesson = $40 Equipment Orientation: Free 60-minute group session on effective and safe exercise with demonstrations. Personal Training: One-on-one personal training sessions = $35/Hour


Marketplace Partners
Advertise your business in this free, monthly publication to Sun City Festival residents. Contact Lisa Annett at or at 928-252-2133 for more information.

Contact Information & Important Numbers
Bruce Friedman Community Manager 928-252-2103 Jennifer Haigwood Lifestyle Director 928-252-2104 Carol Jackson Community Standards 928-252-2105 Lisa Annett Communications Coordinator 928-252-2133 Chuck Eier Fitness & Wellness Director 928-252-2115 George Jeffers, Ed. D. ASU Lifelong Learning Coordinator 928-252-2107 Caring Neighbors 928-252-2118 Copper Canyon Golf Club/ Indigo Grille 928-252-6445 Sales Center 928-252-6500 Del Webb Customer Service 800-664-3183

Hours of Operation
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

Steven D. Kelley
928-252-2323 bus 928-458-7594 fax


Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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