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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GRAND VISION STATEMENT

Grand is the premier active, age−restricted community in Arizona.

GRAND MISSION STATEMENT

Grand provides residents with a high−value community, with resort−style amenities, in which every person can choose to participate and live well, based on their needs and desires. This high standard will maximize our investments and promote our well−being in an active close−knit community.

GRAND VALUE STATEMENTS

In support of our Mission Statement, we hold to these values: We foster relationships built on respect, trust, and effective communications. n

We listen to understand. n

We are open−minded, collaborative, and always look for ways to improve our community. n

We believe in life−long learning and a desire for active well−being. n

We are a forward−looking, fiscally−sound community.

Aerobic Schedules......................................44

Advertising Information...............................5

Ask Cappie the Computer Cat...................76

Community Association Numbers.............81

Community Special Events........................58 Connect with the Colonnade.....................22 Club Special Events....................................50 Director of Golf Operations........................10

Employment Information.............................5 Mission Statement........................................5 Resource Numbers......................................80

Financial Results...........................................6 Fitness Manager’s Message..........................14 General Manager’s Message..........................8 Grand Learning Communication...............47 Lifestyles Manager’s Message......................12 Presentations...............................................46

OUT & ABOUT

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We encourage an environment of empowerment and personal responsibility.

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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

The Association provides this publication for informational purposes only. SCG Community Association, its Board, its employees and all other entities within SCG do not guarantee, endorse, nor promote any of the products, services or individuals advertised herein and assume no responsibility or liability for the veracity of the statements made in this publication. Information regarding advertising rates can be obtained on our website at www.suncitygrand.com (under Life in SCG/Communication News/Grand Lifestyles Information); or by coming to the Sonoran Plaza and visiting the Activities Office. The deadline for commercial ads is the 10th of the month and classified ads is the 10th of the month prior to placement. Sun City Grand Community Association, Inc. reserves the right to revise or refuse submitted articles and/or ads. If you have any questions about the Grand Lifestyles, please feel free to contact the Activities Office at 623-546-7452.

Growing the Game of Golf Page 10

The Colonnade: Memory Support Page 22

New Fitness Equipment from Exos and Precor Page 14

Thank You Veterans Page 28

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job opportunities are posted on the website at www.suncitygrand.com (Grand Living/Human Resources & Employment). You may submit your application to the Human Resources Department at 19726 N. Remington Dr., Surprise, AZ 85374, fax to 623-546-7447 or email hrgrand@scgcam. com. You are encouraged to submit an application for each employment opportunity for which you would like to be considered.

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SCG OCTOBER 2019

FINANCIAL RESULTS Oct-19 Actual

ASSOCIATION

Oct-19 Budget

Variance Fav/(Unfav)

Operating Assessment Revenue $

964,945 $

964,750 $

Fitness & Activities Grand Lifestyles Rent Food & Beverage Membership Fees Recreation Revenue

141,103 11,271 29,796 59,953 38,371 280,494

138,786 11,290 26,092 50,336 37,656 264,160

Annual Pass Flex Pass Resident Daily Guest Public Merchandise Driving Range Golf Revenue

96,363 4,037 123,310 17,721 22,397 38,281 18,764 320,874

Other Revenue Interest Income TOTAL REVENUE

195

YTD Actual

YTD Budget

Variance Fav/(Unfav)

$ 9,410,038 $ 9,408,637 $

1,401

Forecast CY19

Budget CY19

Variance Fav/(Unfav)

$ 11,349,130 $ 11,347,729 $

1,401

1,140,526 98,104 300,623 699,040 469,414 2,707,709

1,226,731 113,872 296,755 691,071 469,529 2,797,958

(86,205) (15,768) 3,868 7,969 (115) (90,249)

1,310,795 120,644 361,807 820,474 550,807 3,164,529

1,397,000 136,412 357,939 812,505 550,922 3,254,778

(86,205) (15,768) 3,868 7,969 (115) (90,249)

95,691 2,466 98,708 16,043 57,379 32,532 20,064 322,883

2,317 (19) 3,704 9,617 715 16,334 672 1,571 24,602 1,678 (34,982) 5,749 (1,300) (2,009)

1,263,662 343,958 3,100,456 808,692 228,927 677,023 208,526 6,631,244

1,238,182 377,702 3,018,733 760,394 299,499 618,353 205,189 6,518,052

25,480 (33,744) 81,723 48,298 (70,572) 58,670 3,337 113,192

1,574,147 510,392 3,817,311 974,173 244,535 837,854 258,932 8,217,344

1,548,667 544,136 3,735,588 925,875 315,107 779,184 255,595 8,104,152

25,480 (33,744) 81,723 48,298 (70,572) 58,670 3,337 113,192

7,291 26,616 1,600,220

10,414 22,000 1,584,207

(3,123) 4,616 16,013

393,752 239,412 19,382,155

140,361 220,000 19,085,008

253,391 19,412 297,147

426,200 283,412 23,440,615

172,809 264,000 23,143,468

253,391 19,412 297,147

Cost of Sales GROSS PROFIT

135,738 1,464,482

123,401 1,460,806

(12,337) 3,676

1,529,144 17,853,011

1,628,666 17,456,342

99,522 396,669

1,813,573 21,627,042

1,913,095 21,230,373

99,522 396,669

Payroll Utilities Repairs & Maintenance Insurance Professional Fees Landscaping Operating Expense Depreciation TOTAL EXPENSES

871,964 149,003 90,854 32,165 8,431 185,736 625,991 1,500 1,965,645

841,649 185,759 82,425 35,928 11,476 185,794 632,236 1,500 1,976,767

(30,315) 36,756 (8,429) 3,763 3,045 58 6,245 11,122

8,489,216 1,672,156 760,363 324,673 131,830 1,853,240 4,079,361 14,999 17,325,839

8,615,726 1,923,419 635,633 349,480 139,777 1,857,940 4,033,710 15,000 17,570,685

126,510 251,263 (124,730) 24,807 7,947 4,700 (45,651) 1 244,870

10,247,044 1,996,084 892,063 396,529 161,602 2,224,828 4,816,201 17,999 20,752,351

10,373,554 2,247,302 767,333 421,336 169,549 2,229,528 4,770,619 18,000 20,997,221

126,510 251,218 (124,730) 24,807 7,947 4,700 (45,582) 1 244,870

SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) Before Capital

$

Project Expense SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) R OUNDS

RESERVE FUND Money Market Investments TOTAL

6

$

(501,163) $

(515,961) $

14,798

49,158

-

(49,158)

(550,322) $

(515,961) $

(34,361)

8,689

9,793

(1,104)

Oct-19 YIELD Balance $607,341 16,740,000 1.80% $ 17,347,341

CARE FUND Money Market Investments TOTAL

$

527,172 $ 641,357

$

(114,343) $

641,539

-

(641,357)

(114,186) $

(114,343) $

155,998

152,490

Oct-19 YIELD Balance $112,119 2,900,000 1.80% $ 3,012,119

182 3,509

STAFFING Full Time Part Time Total

$

874,691 $ 641,357

$

233,152 $

641,539

-

(641,357)

233,334 $

233,152 $

188,509

185,000

Oct-19 Actual 170 138 308

Oct-19 Budget 176 136 312

182 3,509

Variance Fav/(Unfav) (6) 2 (4)

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SUMMARY OF

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING B OA R D A P P R OV E D R E S O L U T I O N S A. General

• 3% employee merit increase based on performance in the amount of $253,000 • Proposed Capital expenditures in the amount of $2,015,000 • Proposed CARE expenditures in the amount of $1,084,000 • Assessment increase (6%) from $1,511 to $1,602;

1. Del Webb Memorial Field Advertising Agreement with Canyon State Plumbing and Heating, effective November 14, 2019 for a period of three years in the amount of $3,825. 2. Purchase Request 19-3198-8544-RF – Powder Coat 242 Bollard light poles in the amount not to exceed $7,260 (Completed). 3. Purchase Request 19-028-OP – Installation of new ADA door operator in the Stained-Glass building, kiln room door in the amount not to exceed $3,134. 4. Purchase Request 19-029-OP – Installation of new ADA door operator in the Sewing room, Palm Center interior door in the amount not to exceed $4,296. 5 Approved Budget recommendations as detailed in the 2020 Budget: • Reserve contribution in the amount of $3.8M • Operating net revenue in the amount of $21,908,349 • Operating expenses in the amount of $21,702,792 • Surplus of $205,557 • 184,000 golf rounds and no changes in golf fees

PRESIDENT

Terry Murphy 623-388-6721 murphy4grand@ gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Alan Meyer 623-584-5281 grandameyer@ aol.com

6. Finance Manager to process, approve and pay specified fees without returning the same to the Board for additional approval for the calendar year 2020 in accordance with the August 11, 2016 Purchasing Policy, C. Other Purchasing Procedures, 2 (d). • BMI Entertainment Subscription $10,750 • Property Taxes $165,000 • Audit & Tax Services $26,675 • Reserve Study $16,280 • City of Surprise Effluent Water Credits $60,000 • Granicus – Sun City Grand.com $12,000 • Jonas $29,000 • EXOS $15,000

B. CARE Projects Proposed 1. Purchase Request 19-014-CF – Village Center Design Fees – J2 Engineering and Environmental

TREASURER

Jeff Gibbs 623-866-9669 Jeffgibbs.grand@ gmail.com

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SECRETARY

Gene Neigoff 623-544-0525 Gene4grand@ cox.net

BOARD MEMBER

Bob Aiken 623-776-5976 grandaiken@ cox.net

Design to develop concept plans for the Village Center in the amount not to exceed $30,000. 2. Purchase Request 19-017-CF – Palm Center - Install Alumawood Patio Cover, Landscape Re-Design fees and Patio Furniture in the amount not to exceed $229,000.

C. Reserve Projects Proposed 1. Purchase Request 19-3258-RF – Replacement of Lawn Bowling exterior lights to LED fixtures in the amount not to exceed $51,000.

D. Operating Projects Proposed 1. Purchase Request 19-031-OP – Golf Water Management Consulting agreement – amend agreement that has an effective date of April 11, 2019 and ending date of December 31, 2019, to be extended through December 31, 2024 at a monthly rate of $4,800 x 60 months for the total amount of $288,000. 2. Purchase Request 19-032-OP – Management Representative – amend agreement that has an effective date of March 15, 2018 and ending March 31, 2023, to be extended through December 31, 2024 at a monthly rate of $17,205 x 12 months for an additional amount of $206,460.

BOARD MEMBER

Earl Greenberg greenberg4grand@ gmail.com

BOARD MEMBER

Don Love 530-391-4356 granddonlove@ icloud.com

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FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Kenneth Olson, CMCA, AMS General Manager

When you live in Sun City Grand, you have expectations of what your community should look like and how it should be managed. At Sun City Grand, just OK is not OK. In 2014, the Board of Directors looked at their annual water costs and determined paying over 1 million dollars per year for water was just not OK. They set up an ad-hoc water committee to come up with ways to lower the cost. The annual water cost was close to 1.2 million dollars and most of that was for watering the common area landscaping. Golf course water cost is about $0.16 per 1000 gallons, but common area water cost is $5.43 per 1000 gallons. In 2013, the common area water cost was $740,000. The water committee also knew that their water supplier was requesting the Arizona Corporation Commission allow them to raise their fees and this also prompted them to find answers. The General Manager knew of a company that was saving Associations money on their water use; enter Aqua Trac. This team of highly educated and experienced water managers was subsequently hired by the Board of Directors to lower water costs and improve the old outdated irrigation system. After a comprehensive audit, Aqua Trac put together a five year water management plan that would save the community over $240,000 a year and thus pay for any improvement costs to the irrigation system. They also recommended that over 40 water meters be reduced in size and this

when just

ok is not ok

other landscaping issues that needed to improve. They were concerned about the number of residents who came to the Board meetings complaining about the work orders they had submitted. Though things were OK at the time, they knew they could be better. They formed another ad-hoc committee to study the issues like the Maintained Homes, Landscaper Compliance, Maintenance costs, Backflow Assembly Testing costs, and future Landscape Improvements and they came up with the idea of having an outside consultant that would provide the Board of Directors with expert advice as well as oversee all the landscaping at Sun City Grand. They thought that if they hired the right outside expert, costs would go down and they would have someone to advise the Board on all landscape issues. The General Manager again knew Aqua Trac was the perfect fit for Sun City Grand. The Aqua Trac team includes, Jim Kauth who oversees all landscaping and irrigation, Josh Dorris who manages the common irrigation system and provides technical support to Gothic, Steve Craig who tests and repairs the 165 backflow assembly valves and Warren Tilling who inspects and writes compliance reports regarding everything Gothic does or fails to do at Sun City Grand. Aqua Trac’s motto is “people don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect.”

recommendation saved Sun City Grand another $60,000. After completing the irrigation improvements and taking over management of the water usage, Aqua Trac delivered what they had promised. Sun City Grand was now conserving water and had reduced common area water usage by 40%. In 2017, the Board of Directors also had greater expectations of what their community should look like and how it should be managed. They wanted to improve the landscaping, because just OK is Not OK. They wanted to make sure the landscaper was in compliance with the landscaping agreement, because they were paying $188,000 per month and wanted to make sure the community was getting what it paid for. They also wanted to improve the Maintained Homes landscaping and saw several

The monthly landscape maintenance cost went down from $188,000 to $168,000 a month. The Maintained Homes redo of the irrigation system was expected to cost 1.3 million dollars, but Aqua Trac took over the project and the cost was only $625,000. The water cost of the common area has never been lower and yet the landscaping of the common areas and the Maintained Homes has never looked better. Aqua Trac was asked by our golf staff to help them out with ADWR compliance and within six months, they were able to determine with golf staff what changes and improvements were needed to be compliant with ADWR. They manage over 3,600 work orders every year by working with CAM staff and Gothic to ensure no one falls through the cracks. Landscaping and water management is important in Sun City Grand and Aqua Trac demonstrates that just OK is not OK.

CONVERSATION WITH KEN

The Conversation with Ken session provides a good opportunity for homeowners to bring questions to the General Manager and engage in discussion in a casual format. The next Conversation with Ken is December 18, at 6 p.m. in the Palm Center.

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We know you are out there, but you’re wavering. You want to make a difference. You have some great ideas for continuing and improving on the Magic that is Sun City Grand. You care. You’re passionate. You’re not a complainer, you’re a doer. But, you wonder if you are good enough to fill one of the few seats on our 7 member Board of Directors. We assure you, if you’ve read this far and are still interested, you are more than good enough.

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Obtain and complete the application (available Dec 16 online and in the CAM office), talk to everyone. Stretch, share your big ideas, campaign. Engage with your fellow residents. Most of all, enjoy the process.

Then what? The best scenario is that you are voted in by your fellow residents and you serve on the Board of Directors. Your ideas get implemented. You have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a direct difference in the lives of thousands. Not bad.

And what’s the worse that can happen if you’re a candidate and you don’t get elected? You will already have met hundreds of fellow residents you didn’t know before. Your ideas will be out there, online at SCG website, in person through the two Meet-the-Candidate Round Tables. You will already have made a difference.

So, just by becoming a candidate for the Board of Directors you stand above the crowd and you’ve helped to...

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS

way to get out and work on your short game no matter what skill level you are at. You can find the men out putting on Tuesday and Wednesday in season.

Jeff Hochman Director of Golf Operations

The Professional Golf Staff at Sun City Grand is committed to growing the game of golf and keeping the residents busy and active. For several years now, we have worked closely with the following clubs and provide whatever assistance is requested. When you put all of our clubs/programs together, it is a great way to get a potential golfer interested in the game and keeping those playing; playing.

LADY PUTTERS This group is one of the larger golf groups with about 700 members. This lady group putts on a 22,000-square foot putting green 5 days a week to work on their putting skills as well as meet and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and neighbors. This is also a great way for someone to get interested in the game of golf. MEN PUTTERS Because of the success of the Lady Putters, the Men decided to give it a try as well. This club is growing quickly and is just another 10

COUPLES PUTTERS Now the Men and Women have a chance once a month to combine their skills and get to socialize with other co-ed teams. This has proven to be very popular and selling out almost every month. CACTUS PRACTICE This is a supervised practice session in a group setting where golfers of all levels can participate. There is a PGA Professional on hand to give them some instruction to improve their game, teach them proper etiquette of the game and even a rule here and there. This takes place at Cimarron on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am at a cost of $15 per person. To sign up or to get more info, please visit the Cimarron Golf Shop. 150 CLUB This is a co-ed golf group that plays 9 holes of golf from a tee box of 150 yards or less with a par of 27. The goal of this club is to provide an atmosphere where new golfers can begin, experienced golfers can improve their short game and matured golfers are welcomed and can continue to play. Fun and sociability are the club’s top priorities.

This group plays on Sunday afternoons.

MEN’S AND LADIES 9-HOLE CLUBS This is the great “next step” from the Lady Putters, Men Putters, Couples Putters, Cactus Practice or the 150 Club. If you want to experience golf a little more and move into a par 36 for 9 holes and tee off from yardages outside of 150 yards, then this is the club for you. This club is also right for the experienced golfer that just wants to play 9 holes. The Men play on Monday and Ladies play on Tuesday. MEN’S AND LADIES 18-HOLE CLUBS If you have played some golf and want to be a little more competitive on 18 holes of golf, then this is the next step for you. Both these clubs are extremely active and strive to have both the competitive nature as well as camaraderie of friends and neighbors. The Ladies play on Tuesday and the Men play on Wednesday. The staff at Grand Golf has also made some adjustments to help grow the game of golf. We have had several golfers tell us that sometimes the course is too short from a particular set of tees yet it is too long if they used another set. So, we have “combo tees” for all of our tee boxes. We have essentially created 4 additional tee boxes.

We have not stopped there. We implemented a “Game Improvement Tee.” This tee is about 1,000 yards shorter than our most forward tees. Whether you are a beginner, junior or an experienced player that wants to work on your game, this new set of tees is sure to be a hit. The staff is also working on installing another set of tees between the current red and orange tee to offer more variety. With all of this, we are still committed to growing the game of golf. We have implemented a junior golf program. For several years Sun City Grand has offered its courses to the local high schools for their golf teams to practice and have their matches. We have also started a junior program that all junior’s year round will have the opportunity to take advantage of. All juniors 16 years and younger will be able to golf anyone of our 4 courses for free after 3:00pm every day of the year. Any junior that has a paying adult with them will be offered this special program. Junior golf is our future and we need to make sure that we continue to offer opportunities to allow them to play this wonderful sport. Help improve your game and take part in one of our clinics at Cimarron or take a private lesson with one of us. Practicing is great, but practicing the right things is more important.

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SUN CITY GRAND

LADY PUTTERS 1999 – 2019

20 SEASONS

Contributed by Janet Stephens SCG Resident

In 1998, a few SCG women residents started to meet at the Granite Falls putting green. It was a chance to practice on their putting skills and to meet new people. Thus Sun City Grand Lady Putters was born. On May 2, 1999, SCG Lady Putters was granted Charter Club Authorization. Our membership roster already included more than 100 members and they putted every Wednesday at the Granite Falls putting green. By 2002, membership grew to more than 500 members and Tuesday and Thursday sessions were added. By this time, Lady Putters were playing at Granite Falls and Desert Springs putting greens. In 2003, the Club was offered an 18 hole putting green at Cimarron, which the ladies gladly accepted. The count grew to 700 members with Monday and Friday added to make it an entire week of putting.

Lady Putters needed a place to store tables, chairs, score cards and supplies. Several construction proposals were presented to CAM from 2009 to 2014. The committee was tenacious and got the much-needed storage building which was dedicated in 2014. The architecturally designed building has storage, a bathroom and a covered porch with tables and benches. It is 2019 and Sun City Grand Lady Putters is having its 20th Anniversary this season. The Club will continue to survive and thrive for 20 more years as it represents the spirit of SCG. 20 putting seasons of improving our putting skills. 20 putting seasons of enjoying many friendships 20 putting seasons of representing the spirit of SCG. 20 putting seasons of loyalty to our charter club. 20 putting seasons of commitment to each other.

Join us for another exciting 20 putting seasons.

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WEEDS FRIENDLY REMINDER

from Standards

We all want to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our homes in Sun City Grand. We also recognize that there are many things that impede us in this common desire. The intrusion of nature in the form of weeds is certainly on top of our list. Weeds do nothing but detract from the effect we sought to achieve when we landscaped our property. Please help us to help you and your fellow owners by ensuring that your property stays free of these unsightly intruders.

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FROM THE LIFESTYLES MANAGER

Grand favorite events this month Lorena Nieto Lifestyles Manager

The holidays are here and with it comes all the magic of the season. You don’t have to look any further than right here in Grand to find something magical to do! This is the time to enjoy family, friends and create those special memories as 2019 comes to an end. Another year to be thankful for and look forward to all the possibilities the new year will bring.

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Upcoming Events Find detailed information in the Ticketed Events Section

DECEMBER 3 Rise and Shine Breakfast – Join us for Rise and Shine Breakfast live music, fresh omelets, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. DECEMBER 5 Ticket purchase required prior to event. Elf the Musical at AZ Broadway Must show ticket for breakfast. $10 per DECEMBER 6 person at 8:30am. Shopping –

The Market at Grand – An open-air market right in your own backyard. Purchase produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Market at Grand creates a community gathering place by supporting small farmers and the businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produces products for the local community. Support our Sun City Grand clubs and visit their studios and tables in the Village Center for unique resident made arts and crafts available for purchase. This is a FREE event beginning at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Palm Center Parking Area & Village Center. Holiday in the Village – Meet us in the Village Center and celebrate with your family, friends and neighbors, a kickoff to the holiday season with Holiday in the Village. Live music, food and specialty beverages from your Grand Café to celebrate and spread holiday cheer! Continuing the Grand tradition with the announcing of our Holiday Lights Contest Winners. Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! SCG Rock the New Year NYE 2019 – It’s right around the corner…2020 is upon us! Join us for a New Year celebration and Rock the red carpet! We’ll have live music, food and fun – you don’t want to miss this event!

Scottsdale Fashion Square DECEMBER 6 Desert Botanical Gardens and Mill Ave Fair DECEMBER 7 Market at Grand DECEMBER 7 Prescott Christmas Parade and Lunch DECEMBER 7 Electric Light Parade and Dinner DECEMBER 9 Zoo Lights and Dinner

DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve at the Silver Star Theatre DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve – Rock the New Year JANUARY 8 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Gammage JANUARY 9-11 Havasu Balloon Festival JANUARY 11 Dolly Steamboat, ApacheLand, and Lunch JANUARY 11 Shopping – IKEA JANUARY 12 Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets

DECEMBER 11 Holiday in the Village

JANUARY 15 Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction

DECEMBER 13 Barleen’s Home for the Holidays

JANUARY 16 Cabaret at Herberger Theatre

DECEMBER 13 Fort Verde Holiday Candlelight Tour DECEMBER 13 Trifecta of Lights and Dinner DECEMBER 15 The Nutcracker at AZ Ballet DECEMBER 17 TAD Presents: So, This is Christmas- American Idol Edition

JANUARY 22 Rise and Shine Breakfast JANUARY 23 Happy Hour @ The Chaparral Center JANUARY 25 9th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic and Dinner JANUARY 25 Cirque Cinderella at the Orpheum

DECEMBER 19 & 20 Palm Springs Holiday Getaway

JANUARY 25 & 26 The Gadsden Hotel & Rathskeller Speakeasy

DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve Dinner at Durant’s

JANUARY 30 Waste Management Phoenix Open–Round 1

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FROM THE FITNESS MANAGER

CHECK OUT OUR GRAND NEW FITNESS EQUIPMENT FROM EXOS AND PRECOR Now Available At Cimarron

Allison Adams Fitness Manager This months article is contributed by

Charles Crevequer SCG Personal Trainer and EXOS Sports Performance Specialist (623) 337-3558

We are incessantly bombarded by so much information with regards to our health, that it becomes difficult to determine what works best for ME, and how determined I am to achieve that result. One of the goals of the Sun City Grand Fitness Centers is to provide pro-active training programs and equipment of sufficient quality and depth to satisfy Sun City Grand residents. Two years ago, Allison Adams, our forwardthinking Fitness Director, researched and installed the very successful Energy Systems Development cardio training program from EXOS. Both highly efficient and highly effective, it allowed for faster improvements because of its customization capability across multiple cardio platforms. Last month we added an additional program for our residents that perfectly complements our ESD cardio, the EXOS Performance Kiosk and Circuit. Now we are moving away from thinking about our gym workouts predominately in the sagittal direction, to how we can address all three planes of motion. 14

When people go to the gym, generally their goals are to lose body fat, look better and be healthier. But we at Sun City Grand realize that multi-planar movement from a valueproposition perspective does so much more than that. Reinforcing healthy movement patterns provides us with a ton of benefits, from daily life to competitive sports. Our EXOS Performance Kiosk is composed of six wireless monitors, each able to display up to four different exercises simultaneously. With a library of almost 1,000 exercises, I can design and create six targeted workouts, including pillar (core) preparation, movement preparation, general strength, sports performance, correctives and regeneration. Exercise selection and sequencing are the bases for the second component, the EXOS Circuit. By changing the exercises and their timing, I can provide virtually every fitness resident with fresh, periodized and challenging workouts. My method is to apply pro-athlete training principles, pared down appropriately for our residents. For example, one resident may chain through all of the monitors before finishing his/her workout on an ESD cardio machine. Another resident may choose to follow only the pillar prep and movement prep videos, before moving over to free weights or other pieces of equipment. A third may simply be interested in shoulder or hip or back corrective exercises. By interacting with me through orientations, sports performance training sessions or by utilizing my scheduled floor times, residents can learn the hows and whys of designing and implementing high quality training programs which they can then execute at their convenience.

Technology can indeed be daunting for many of us. Sometimes it is far too easy to rely on the same workouts for months, or even years. As pattern-recognizing, energy-conserving entities, we must break out of rote behaviors and challenge our bodies to grow. By progressively adapting our training with new techniques, exercises and equipment we can achieve demonstrable results while becoming better at remaining injury free. With our EXOS programs and the new Precor equipment, we've given you the tools to improve your health and wellbeing. So the question is: How badly do you want it?

HOLIDAY HOURS K I D S HOU R S E X T E N DE D

Monday, December 23–Sunday, December 29 9 am–3 pm Adobe outdoor lagoon pool

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F I T N E S S C E N T ER HOU R S

December 24, 7 am–5 pm December 25 Cimarron, 7 am–noon Adobe, noon–5 pm Kid’s hours on Christmas Day, noon–3 pm December 31, 7 am–5 pm January 1, 5 am–9 pm

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GET TO KNOW YOUR FITNESS STAFF BOB WILLIAMS

Bob retired from Washington State Department of Agriculture after 30 years of service as Office Supervisor.

Bob has one daughter that lives in Surprise and 2 grand children. Bob always enjoyed visiting AZ during Spring Training and seeing the grand kids prior to moving to Sun City Grand 6 years ago. Bob enjoys playing softball in the SCG league and playing pickleball as well as hiking. He also enjoys working out in the Fitness Centers. Bob enjoys his job as a Monitor as he is meeting and talking to with residents and enjoys helping out where ever he can. Bob enjoys living in SCG and feels Sun City Grand has so much to offer. Tom works part-time at the Adobe and Cimarron Fitness Centers as an Aquatech and has been with us about two years. He is a certified pool technician.

Previously, before joining us, Tom was a certified pool tech for four years at Green Valley Rec Center in Green Valley, Arizona. He has also worked as a licensed contractor in California, with professional experience in ponds, waterfalls, and fountains. Tom has a B.A. in Mass Communications from William Paterson University in New Jersey. Tom enjoys pickleball, biking and horseback riding. He is a Sun City resident and enjoys his association with the residents of Sun City Grand.

New Flooring

Adobe Indoor Pool and spa will be closed beginning Monday, December 2nd, for the installation of new flooring. During this time, some aquatics classes will be suspended, while some will be moved to the outdoor Adobe Activities and Cimarron pools.

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LOST & FOUND Have you lost something in the Village Area or out in the Community? If so, check at the Welcome Center to see if your lost item has been turned in.

Lost and Found is located in the Welcome Center in the lobby of the Palm Center. Open hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Or you can phone 623-546-7501 and ask the volunteers to check for your lost item. Valuable items such as cell phones and jewelry are kept in the Membership Office. The Golf Courses and Fitness Centers keep their found items, so if you lost something there, please check at those facilities.

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GRAND THREADS AND MORE IS ALMOST HERE Our virtual store has become a reality! Sometime in December, the “magic button” connecting us to our online store – Grand Threads and More – will go live on the home page of our website. The link will be located in the upper right corner, near the resident login. The holiday season brings lots of exciting things including buying gifts for ourselves and loved ones. The great news is that we will have things for you and all your holiday shopping! The virtual store has a little of something for everyone. You’ll find polo shirts, warm winter zip up jackets, hats and visors, wine

glasses and gifts, and even the formerly much-loved beach towels. Keep in mind that we are starting with a modest inventory to see what things you like and what things we should add. All comments will be welcome using the “Ask Us” button in the middle of the website home page. The committee has selected items that reflect the quality of Grand and has had them embroidered, etched, and stamped to produce a product that you’ll be proud to wear or give as a gift. Now the only thing left to do is for you to visit the store when the final announcement is made on the News of the Day and select something for yourself and something to give for the holidays. Happy shopping!

MORE THAN JUST C.A.R.E. The Consent Committee’s message over recent months has been that there is a major reason why homeowners should consent to the new CC&Rs: the changes to the amount of the C.A.R.E. fee and how C.A.R.E. funds can be spent.

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MORE REASONS

TO CONSENT TO THE PROPOSED CC&Rs Our current, outdated document states, “provisions shall continue only until twenty-one years after the death of the last survivor of the now living descendants of Elizabeth II, Queen of England.” (Article 17.4)

✓ Language relating to Del Webb Corporation has

been removed. This has led some homeowners to believe that Del Webb still maintains some control over our community. ✓ Ambiguous language has been clarified or eliminated. The purpose is to provide clarity for homeowners, but will be more important if we need to go to court. At the advice of our attorney, “Either we can make our documents clear or a judge will interpret what they say for us.” ✓ Del Webb omitted our Lago Vista I, II, and III and Tranquil Canyon neighborhoods. The updated documents include all neighborhoods. ✓ Provisions that violate current Arizona law have been amended. We could get into legal trouble if future Boards or CAM follow our CC&Rs assuming they are the standard we need to comply with, when Arizona law overrides our governing documents. ✓ The impossible requirements of the Neighborhood Rep program are deleted (the new Bylaws still require us to have a program). This will allow us to implement a more effective program designed in collaboration with the Neighborhood Reps.

✓ Exclusive jurisdiction over the Common

Area is given to the Board. Today a nonelected committee (ARC) has final say over changes to the Common Area. ✓ The requirement that 75% of lots must approve repairing or reconstructing damage or destruction to the Common Area is replaced with Board approval. Should the community ever sustain significant damage, most homeowners would want repairs to begin immediately. Obtaining prior approval of 75% of lots would be impossible to achieve in a timely fashion. The Consent Committee can attest to this, since it has taken years to achieve 67% ✓ Allows the Board to initiate changes to the Design Guidelines on behalf of the homeowners. Today, only non-elected ARC members can initiate changes to the Design Guidelines. ✓ Includes definitions of the Reserve Fund and capital expenditures, which are not in our current documents. ✓ Removes the requirement to settle disputes by arbitration. Our attorney has stated litigation may be less expensive than arbitration, and this protects the community by providing the flexibility to use the best dispute resolution method.

AND, back to CARE: Under our existing CC&Rs, the only way the Board can raise the CARE fee is to first raise the annual assessment, since they are required to be the same. Nobody wants that! Under the new CC&Rs, the Board will have the authority to raise the CARE fee without a corresponding increase in homeowners annual assessment. 18

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SUN CITY GRAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.

WRITTEN CONSENT TO THE AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF THE DECLARATION OF THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS AND BYLAWS Owners of multiple properties need to complete a separate form for each property. Limit one consent per lot. Please print clearly

WRITTEN CONSENT FORM By signature below, the undersigned Member of the Sun City Grand Community Association, Inc. hereby consents to the Second Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and to the Second Amendment and Restatement of Bylaws of Sun City Grand Community Association, Inc. ONE OWNER/MEMBER MUST SIGN AND DATE _______ /_______ /_______

______ ______ ______ ______ — ______ ______ ______

DATE

CAM NUMBER (REQUIRED)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ADDRESS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PRINT NAME ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SIGNATURE

RETURN SIGNED FORM: 1. Hand deliver to Membership Office in Palm Center 8:00am – 4:00pm 2. By mail to 19726 N. Remington Drive, Surprise, AZ 85374 3. By fax to 623-546-7447 4. By email to membership@ scgcam.com 5. Give to Consent Committee Member

BY NOT SUBMITTING THIS FORM YOU ARE CHOOSING NOT TO CONSENT TO THE DOCUMENTS.

Copies of the redline/updated documents are available online at www.suncitygrand.com and at the Membership Office. Pursuant to Article XVII, Section 17.2 (b) of the Amended and Restated Declaration of CC&Rs for Sun City Grand, the affirmative vote or written consent, or any combination thereof, of sixty-seven percent (67%) of the Class “A” votes is required to approve the Second Amended and Restated Declaration. Pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.7 (b) of the Amendment and Restatement of Bylaws for Sun City Grand, the affirmative vote or written consent, or any combination thereof, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the Class “A” votes in the Association is required to approve the Second Amendment and Restatement of Bylaws. To rescind your CONSENT go to the Membership Office. Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

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2020

BOARD ELECTION CALENDAR DATE DAY FUNCTION

TIME

Oct 24 Thurs

Wine reception for Potential Board Candidates and Potential Board Committee Candidates (Palm Center Lobby)

4:30 pm

Dec 16 Mon

Candidate packets available at the Membership Desk (daily Monday-Friday) or on www.suncitygrand.com web site

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dec 31

Tues

Record date of voter eligibility

Jan 6

Mon

Application deadline and electronic statement due

4:00 pm

Jan 7

Tues

Required Candidate Briefing – Palo Verde Room - Sonoran Plaza

10:00 – 11:00 am

Jan 7

Tues

Withdrawal Deadline

11:00 am

Jan 7 Tues

Candidate Photo Session - Photo Studio – (Village Center, Saguaro Bldg)

11:00 am

Jan 7

Tues

General Manager completes Certification of Candidates

Jan 8

Wed

Candidate Statements & Photos to Printer

Jan 8

Wed

GrandTV Candidate Taping – GrandTV Studio - Palm Ctr

9:30 am

Jan 9

Thurs

Flyers due for approval to Membership Manager

4:00 pm

Jan 15

Wed

Campaign begins. Posters displayed.

9:00 am

Jan 16

Thu

Candidate Q & A Forum - Sagebrush Room - Sonoran Plaza

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jan 18 Sat

"Meet the Candidates" - Pastry and Coffee Round-table Cimarron Center

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Jan 21 Tues

"Meet the Candidates" – Wine and Cheese Round-tableSagebrush Ballroom - Sonoran Plaza

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jan 22

Voting Begins Electronically

12:01 am

Jan 22 Wed

Paper ballots available in the Phoenix room (Monday-Friday 1:30 – 3:30 pm)

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Feb 7 Fri

All Electronic Voting Ends and Mail-in Paper Ballots Must be received by Vote-Now

12 Noon

Feb 10

Results are in

Wed

Mon

Feb 10 Mon

Announcement of winners during Margarita Monday at the Village Center

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb 20

Candidate Debriefing – Palo Verde Room - Sonoran Plaza

10:00 – 11:00 am

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CONNECT WITH THE COLONNADE

The Colonnade Memory Support: Innovative Memory Care with Best of Home Features Navigating the many options and choosing the best memory care setting for a loved one with dementia can be challenging. Fortunately, families have a new option for compassionate, safe, secure care with the recent opening of The Colonnade Memory Support, which follows the opening of The Colonnade’s new Assisted Living that opened in August. The Assisted Living and Memory Support are located here in Sun City Grand. “The Colonnade, a Sun Health Life Care Community, recently expanded our care services from independent living to include the new Assisted Living and Memory Support Center,” said Dan Liguori, executive director. “We’re excited to provide a happy, vibrant and welcoming memory support community with engaging experiences and beautiful spaces. We welcomed our first Assisted Living resident in August and more recently our very first Memory Support Resident having opened our Memory Support area on Nov. 11, and we are now accepting reservations.” The Colonnade Memory Support is beautifully designed to provide care to those individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. It offers 24 private memory support suites with private bathrooms – all one level. The level of care provided can help residents maintain their privacy, dignity and quality of life, even as their cognitive impairment declines. “Our care teams practice a residentcentered approach to care, personalized to each individual,” says Stephanie Rang, L.P.N., director of Assisted Living and Memory Support Center. “Our qualified and licensed caregivers include memory support experts, who are available 24/7 to offer comfort and compassionate care. We also have onsite primary care physician services, with access to a medical director 24/7. Medical assessments can be done within residents’ private suites, which is more comfortable for them.” Since dementia and other cognitive conditions can cause a wide range of symptoms at different levels of severity, Memory Support is prepared to handle many different needs. Full housekeeping and laundry services are provided, 22

as well as chef-prepared meals and restaurant-style dining. “Our residents are cared for with gentleness, dignity and familiarity through highly personalized services designed to optimize independence,” Stephanie says. “We have a passion for creating a true community, so we emphasize activities that promote mental engagement and events that encourage social interaction. We provide a full lifeenrichment program that caters to residents’ preferences and abilities daily.” Memory Support incorporates innovative It’s Never Too Late (iN2L) technology that keep older adults connected and energized through easy-to-use touchscreens that help them exercise their minds and bodies in fun and engaging ways. Personalized profiles are created for each resident based on their interests, which helps engage them as well as reduce anxiety and agitation. The platform allows family members and friends to connect with residents via video chat and share photos and videos from anywhere in the country. The center also has several life skills stations so residents can participate in activities reminiscent of home. These include an interactive fishing station, where residents can work with a tackle box. The laundry area allows residents to participate in laundering and folding linens. And the travel station incorporates world maps and books to help staff engage with residents about their travels. All of this is to help remind them of activities and interests from years prior.

Amenities include weekly fitness classes taught by certified fitness instructors, music therapy, pet visits, a full-service salon and a diverse spiritual care program. Additionally, The Colonnade Memory Support incorporates elements designed to reduce stress levels for residents, including warm, inviting spaces, boosted natural lighting and easy-to-navigate layouts. Community and private spaces have been thoughtfully planned to support residents’ needs. Innovative designs include upscale, modern décor and materials that enhance comfort and safety without compromising style. Safety features include secure, card-access doors and emergency pull cords in bedrooms and bathrooms. In fact, the entire The Colonnade campus is a gated community with restricted access and 24-hour security and onsite medical care. These precautions keep residents safe and keep them from exiting the premises and getting lost. An added bonus for family members is the newly opened The Colonnade guest residences where out-of-town visitors can stay while visiting both Assisted Living and Memory Support residents. Attention to every detail ensures that The Colonnade Memory Support enhances the comfort, wellbeing and dignity of memory support residents. Beautiful and comfortable spaces and compassionate caregivers ensure it feels like the best of home. Check it out for yourself! Schedule a visit to tour the center at (623) 236-3750 or visit SunHealthCommunities.org/Community/ The-Colonnade. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Schedule a visit to tour the center at (623) 236-3750 or visit SunHealthCommunities.org/ Community/The-Colonnade. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

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From the beautiful views of our golf courses, to the flowing water features and stately palms, the abundant amenities and the elegant homes, our community is magical. No tricks or illusions are at play, it’s the community of people who make the magic come to life. Everyone from our CAM staff, clubs, volunteer groups, committee members, and our Board of Directors, working together create something bigger than ourselves—a place we call home. This year our Election Team, another group of volunteers, chose the theme “Let’s Make the Magic Happen” to communicate to all that it takes volunteers, people just like you, to make things happen and to create the magic that is Sun City Grand. In two of the last three years we have not had an actual election to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors—not enough volunteers to provide a choice. We need choices, a diversity of ideas, more representation from elected Board Members.

We need you, your big ideas, your commitment to fill the vacancies on the Board. Just as Toto pulled aside the curtain in the Wizard of Oz revealing the truth behind the magic, so are we identifying the truth behind the magic of Sun City Grand. To continue the magic we need residents, just like you, to run for Sun City Grand’s 2020 Board Election.

Take the next step. Pick up and complete the Board of Directors Application (available December 16th), put on your Wizard’s cape, wave your wand, and join the other volunteers as together we continue to...

Help Make the Magic Happen! For additional information, visit www.suncitygrand.com or contact scgelections@gmail.com. Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

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The Association provides this publication for informational purposes only. SCG Community Association, its Board, its employees and all other entities within SCG do not guarantee, endorse, nor promote any of the products, services or individuals advertised herein and assume no responsibility or liability for the veracity of the statements made in this publication. Information regarding advertising rates can be obtained on our website at www.suncitygrand.com (under Life in SCG/Grand Lifestyles Information); or by coming to the Sonoran Plaza and visiting the Activities Office. The deadline for both commercial and classified ads is the 10th of the month prior to placement (September 10th for October).

COME PLAY WITH ME! I’m Long and Green with Raised Sides. You Can Roll Colored Balls on Me and Just Have A Good Time. I’m A Bocce Ball Court Waiting For You.

If You Don’t Know How To Play, Come On a Tuesday Morning or Wednesday Evening (Website Schedule: www.scgbocce.com)

And I Know Someone Will Be There To Get You Started. Players Walking On Me Seem to be Laughing And Having A Good Time!

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DATE OF EVENT

Monday, November 11th LOCATION OF EVENT

City of Surprise City Complex ENJOYING THE & SCG Palm andEnjoying the RAND LIFESTYLE RAND LIFESTYLE Village Center ENTERTAINMENT

Richard Palalay Trio FOOD

Provided by Dillon’s SCG participated in the City of Surprise’s 5th Annual Veterans Day Parade. Our Sun City Grand Veterans rode in themed trollies and walked the parade route in honor of Veterans Day. The parade route was lined with hundreds of spectators, all who came out in support our Veterans. We then made our way back to Sun City Grand and were greeted by residents and CAM staff. Patriotic themed music played and the group enjoyed lunch from Dillon’s.

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Par-3 Golf at Sun City Grand?

You Bet!

We are a fun-loving, relaxed 9-hole club that plays Sunday afternoons. Co-ed and singles welcome. We would love to have you as our guest to see what we’re all about.

DON'T BE SHY, GIVE US A TRY. FOR MORE INFO:

www.150GolfClub.com or call Club President Denny Spencer at 425-210-6973

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Annual

HOLIDAY LIGHTS CONTEST 2019 Start off your season with a little friendly competition. Gather your lights and décor and spread the holiday cheer!

DECK YOUR HOME! RULES

1. The entry form must be received by Monday, December 2, 2019 by 4 p.m. (by mail, email to holidaylights@scgcam.com, or deliver to the Activities office). 2. The association will begin marking yards on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 for People’s Choice Judging beginning on Friday, December 6, 2019. 3. Residents are not required to be at home, however, the holiday display must be illuminated from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. starting on Friday, December 6, 2019 and ending on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 4. Winners will be notified by the Activities office at the Holiday in the Village event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 or by email. *A link to vote for the People’s Choice category will be sent via an email blast on Friday, December 6, 2019. 5. Contestants must be a member in good standing with all assessments current and no existing compliance matters outstanding with the association. Photographs will be taken of winning displays and are property of the Association. Map of general holiday display locations may be provided.

1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE PEOPLE’S CHOICE*

PRIZES Trophy Trophy Trophy Trophy

and and and and

$100 Visa gift card $ 75 Visa gift card $ 50 Visa gift card $ 75 Visa gift card

TO ENTER, PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019, BY 4 P.M. Name: Address: Neighborhood: City:

State:

Zip Code:

Phone: Email:

QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US:

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 3:30–6:30 PM Village Center

LIVE MUSIC FOOD AVAILALE FOR PURCHASE

LOCAL FOOD TRUCK & GRAND CAFÉ

Holiday Drink Specials Bring your neighbors and friends and celebrate the holidays DRESS IN YOUR BEST

HOLIDAY ATTIRE OR WEAR YOUR UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER

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ANOTHER HEADS UP!!! 2020 CALL FOR BOARD APPOINTED COMMITTEE CANDIDATES REVISED INTERVIEW CALENDAR Interview Schedule

SAVE THE DATES!

April 6, 2020

Monday am

Lifestyles Advisory Committee

April 7, 2020

Tuesday am

ARC Subcommittee

April 7, 2020

Tuesday pm

Architectural Review Committee

April 8, 2020

Wednesday am Covenants Committee

April 10, 2020

Friday am

Golf Advisory Committee

April 13, 2020

Monday am

Code of Conduct Committee

April 13, 2020

Monday pm

Finance Advisory Committee

April 14, 2020

Tuesday am

Long Range Planning Committee

April 15, 2020

Wednesday am Grand Election Team

If you are considering a position on a Board Appointed Committee then you should attend committee meetings to see what they do and how you can contribute as a committee member. Firsthand knowledge will help you in the interviews and help you decide where the best fit is for you. Our community is depending on YOU to step up. Make 2020 the year that you do!!!

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December 11th at 7pm Bell Canto Carolers This Centennial High School Choir is a Dickens story come to life. Traditional carols will fill the lobby.

December 20th at 6:30pm Royal Renaissance Singers This annual event can only be described as Medieval Times with a Christmas Twist! A grand chorus performs and a feast of Turkey, Plum Pudding and Port is served.

December 26th at 7pm A Celebration of Lights

Holiday Happenings at Freedom Plaza

Cantor Baruch Koritan leads us through an evening of traditional Hanukkah music. Hors d’oeuvres of Potato Pancakes, Applesauce and Rugalach will be offered.

Reservations Required as seating is limited. 623-815-4013

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We are looking for SCG men and women volunteers to help with Vacation Watch and Evening Patrol. We will supply vehicles and training. Call Monica Rodriguez (CAM) 623-546-7468 or the C.H.A.P.S. office 623-546-7553 and leave a message if you are interested in joining us! Submitted by Bob Richards

In 1962, American pole vaulter John Uelses set the men’s world record by clearing 16 feet. By 2014, the world record jumped (pardon the pun) to more than 20 feet! The current world record is 20 feet, 2 and a half inches. Like pole vaulting athletes, your Sun City Grand C.H.A.P.S is always trying to “raise the bar”. We strive to provide ever better patrol services to our community. Our Vacation Watch program checks your house for locked windows and doors, property damage, irrigations leaks, and other security issues when you are away from your home for two or more weeks any time of the year. Our Evening Patrol program patrols Sun City Grand after dark recording and then reporting street lights that are out, looking for suspicious activity that may require Surprise Police intervention, and resident open garage

RAISING THE

next C.H.A.P.S. membership meeting on Tuesday, January 28 (no December meeting) at 1:30 PM in the Sonoran Plaza. With your participation C.H.A.P.S. can do even more to keep Sun City Grand a safe place to live and thrive.

BAR

Con gratulations

doors that invite thieves into your residence. All of this is done by Sun City Grand volunteers. We want to “raise the bar” for C.H.A.P.S. . . . but we need your help. Why not fill out a C.H.A.P.S. membership application form available in the Membership Office, outside the Grand library, or online and submit it to the Membership Office. Then attend our

Charley Reynolds 2019 C.H.A.P.S. 3rd Quarter Volunteer

YOU’LL ALWAYS BE TREATED LIKE FAMILY... AND WE LIKE OUR FAMILY!

Tom Ranalls • 623-695-5687 Kris Ranalls • 623-640-6199

TOM & KRIS RANALLS REALTORS tomrazhomes@gmail.com • krisazhomes@gmail.com SUN CITY GRAND RESIDENTS • FREE CONSULTATION ANYTIME

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#1 Top Producer! Full-Time REALTOR® I Live, Work & Play in Sun City Grand Multiple Club Sponsor Multi-Million Dollar Producer Long Realty Circle of Excellence Award

NancyMuslin.com

GRI, ABR, SRES

SELLING A PIANO? RENTING YOUR GOLF CART? WANT TO RENT YOUR HOME? PLACE YOUR CLASSFIED AD TODAY! To submit an ad online visit suncitygrand.com or email communications@scgcam.com or fill out your form and submit it to the Activities Ticket Desk. n

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Classified Advertisement is restricted to Sun City Grand Residents as it is a free service. A membership number must be provided. Merchandise sales, home sales, or rentals only— no business advertising or personal ads. Ads received by the end of business day on Wednesday’s will appear online that Friday.

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EVENT

1st Ever FALL Wine Down NUMBER OF ATTENDEES

500+

ENTERTAINMENT

Soul Impressions, Spotlight Band, and Jacob Tyler Lucas Trio FOOD

Grand Café—“Grill Man John”, East Coast Cheese Steaks, Puffy Taco, and Cousins Maine Lobster Food Trucks You all asked and we listened! This fall the Activities Department incorporated one of Sun City Grand’s most popular events into the fall calendar, Wine Down. Wine Down has drawn over 500 residents to the Village Center for community–wide entertainment and fellowship. The weather was remarkable and reminded us all of how much we enjoy living in SCG. Amongst the delicious food, dancing, and laughter, Wine Down is a unforgettable experience for all to enjoy. Thank you to all that came out we look forward to seeing you in February.

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The Grand Team “We Sell Miracle Homes”

Treedah Magee 623.229.8302

Jeff Swarens 602.380.7366

Deah Hendriksz 425.407.2800

This Team Has GRAND Experience www.thegrandteam.com

Each office independently owned and operated.

Thursday, December 5➜SOLD OUT Thursday, January 2➜SOLD OUT Thursday, February 6

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Chanukah

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Chanukah 8th Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

NEW YEARS EVE See hours

NYE 2019 – 3:30pm – VC

SCG Rock the New Year –

New Year’s Eve Variety Dance–7pm–CM–SOLD OUT

New Years Eve at the Silver Star Theatre – SPP

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CHRISTMAS EVE See below for hours

Chanukah 3rd Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

Christmas Eve Dinner at Durant’s SPP – SOLD OUT

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DECEMBER 24TH CHRISTMAS EVE Fitness Centers: 7am – 5pm Golf Courses: 7am – 2pm Grand Café: 7am – 2pm Activities Office: 8am – 1pm Admin. Office and Welcome Center: 8am – 1pm

CHRISTMAS DAY See below for hours

Chanukah 4th Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

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Holiday Pet Fashion Contest 3pm – PC

TAD Presents: So This is Christmas – American Idol Edition 7pm – SP SCG Karaoke Night 5:30pm - PC

Holiday Hootenanny 7pm – SP

friday

Chanukah 7th Candle Lighting 6:15pm – VC

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The Cimarron Nightclub Presents: Winter Wonderland 7pm – CM – SOLD OUT

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Desert Divas Christmas Concert 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT

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Market at Grand – 9am – PC/VC Prescott Christmas Parade and Lunch – SPP Electric Light Parade and Dinner – SPP – CANCELLED Grand Singers and Chorale 2019 Holiday Concert 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights & Boat Parade - SPP

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saturday

DECEMBER 31ST NEW YEARS EVE Fitness Centers: 7am – 5pm Golf Courses: 7am – 5pm Grand Café: 7am – 2pm Activities Office: 8am – 1pm Admin. Office and Welcome Center: 8am – 1pm

Chanukah 6th Candle Lighting 4:45pm – VC

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Holiday Glitter Rock and Swing Dance 7pm – SP

Palm Springs Holiday Getaway – SPP

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Trifecta of Lights and Dinner – SPP

Fort Verde Holiday Candlelight Tour – SPP

Barleens Home for the Holidays 4pm – SPP – SOLD OUT

Holiday Ballroom Dance 7pm – SP

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Neighborhood Rep Mtg 8am – SP ARC Committee 9:30am - PC Shopping – Scottsdale Fashion Square 8:30am – SPP Desert Botanical Gardens and Mill Ave Fair – SPP Country Western Dance 7pm – SP

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DECEMBER 25TH CHRISTMAS DAY Fitness Centers Cimarron: 7am – Noon Adobe: Noon – 5pm Golf Courses: 7am – 10am Grand Café: Closed Activities Office: Closed Admin. Office and Welcome Center: Closed

Chanukah 5th Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

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Palm Springs Holiday Getaway – SPP

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Conversations w/Ken 6pm – PC

Monthly Line Dance Social 6:30pm – CM

Board Meeting 1pm - SP

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Long Range Planning Com Mtg 1pm – SP Elf the Musical at AZ Broadway 4:30pm – SPP SCG Trivia Night 6pm – SP – SOLD OUT

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thursday

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Holiday in the Village 3:30pm - VC

1pm – PC

Lifestyles Advisory Committee Mtg

11

Block Watch 4:30pm – SP

4

wednesday

Finance Advisory Mtg 8:30pm – PC

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10

Karaoke Night 5:30pm - PC

Rise and Shine Breakfast 8:30am – SP

3

tuesday

SP=Sonoran Plaza • SPP=Sonoran Plaza Parking • CC=Chaparral Center • CMP=Cimarron Center Parking • CM=Cimarron Center • AD=Adobe Spa • PC=Palm Center • GC=Grand Cafe • VC=Village Center • AM=Amphitheater Meeting dates are subject to change. Check www.grandinfo.com for the most up-to-date information

Chanukah 2nd Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

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Chanukah 1st Candle Lighting 5:30pm – VC

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Covenants Mtg 9am – PC

Golf Advisory Mtg 2:30pm – PC

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The Nutcracker at AZ Ballet 11am – SPP

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4:30pm – SPP

Zoo Lights and Dinner – SPP

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Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights & Boat Parade – SPP

monday

Fireside Chat 4pm - PC

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Grand Singers and Chorale 2019 Holiday Concert 3pm – SP – SOLD OUT

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CHAPS General Mtg 1:30pm – SP

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Chat w/BOD & Board Workshop 1pm – SP

Waste Management Phoenix Open Round 1 7am – SPP

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Cabaret at Herberger Theatre – SPP

Havasu Balloon Festival SPP

Monthly Line Dance Party 6:30pm – CM

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Board Meeting 1pm – SP – CANCELLED

SCG Trivia Night 6pm – SP – SOLD OUT

Long Range Planning Com Mtg 1pm – PC

thursday 3

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The Music Club Presents: The Salty Dawgs and Friends 7pm – SP

Barleens Variety Spectacular 4pm – SPP – SOLD OUT

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Switchback Brian Fitzgerald & Marty McCormack 7pm – CM – SOLD OUT

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Grand Movie Series – Downton Abby 1pm – SP

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Havasu Balloon Festival SPP Phoenix Symphony – Tribute to Sondheim and Webber 6pm – SPP – SOLD OUT Country Western Dance 7pm – SP

ARC Committee 9:30am - PC

Neighborhood Rep Mtg 8am – SP

friday 4

The Music Club Presents: The Salty Dawgs and Friends 7pm – SP 9th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic and Dinner – SPP Cirque Cinderella at the Orpheum 4pm – SPP The Gadsden Hotel & Rathskeller Speakeasy – SPP

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Ninth Annual Black and White Ballroom Gala 7pm - SP

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Switchback Brian Fitzgerald & Marty McCormack 7pm – CM – SOLD OUT

Shopping – IKEA

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Havasu Balloon Festival – SPP Gridiron Mania, A Rock and Swing Dance 7pm – SP Dolly Steamboat, Apacheland and Lunch – SPP

Grand Cabaret at Sonoran Plaza: Mario Carboni & Norm Hamlet 7pm – SP

Market at Grand 9am – VC/PC

saturday

SP=Sonoran Plaza • SPP=Sonoran Plaza Parking • CC=Chaparral Center • CMP=Cimarron Center Parking • CM=Cimarron Center • AD=Adobe Spa • PC=Palm Center • GC=Grand Cafe • VC=Village Center • AM=Amphitheater Meeting dates are subject to change. Check www.grandinfo.com for the most up-to-date information

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Fireside Chat 4pm – PC

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The Gadsden Hotel & Rathskeller Speakeasy – SPP

Fitness Centers–5am-9pm Golf Courses–7am-5pm Grand Café–7am-6pm Activities Office–Closed Admin Offices & Welcome Center–Closed

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

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Rise and Shine Breakfast 8:30am – SP

Conversations w/Ken 6pm – PC

2020 Grand Series: Saturday Night Fever 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT

2020 Grand Series: Saturday Night Fever 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT

Fireside Chat 4pm – PC

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Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction 9am – SPP

SCG Karaoke Night 5:30pm – PC

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 5:30pm – SPP

1pm – PC

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Lifestyles Advisory Committee Mtg

Block Watch 4:30pm – SP – CANCELLED

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wednesday

Golf Advisory 2pm – CIM

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2020 Grand Series: Broadway Classics 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT

2020 Grand Series: Broadway Classics 7pm – SP – SOLD OUT

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tuesday

All items in blue are Activities or Community Events All items in black are Committee Meetings All items in purple are Board Meetings All items in red are Cancelled Meetings

monday

Switchback Brian Fitzgerald & Marty McCormack 7pm – CM

Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 3:30pm – SPP

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JANUARY 1ST NEW YEARS DAY Fitness Centers: 5am – 9pm Golf Courses: 7am – 5pm Grand Café: Closed Activities Office: Closed Admin. Office and Welcome Center: Closed

sunday

january 2020


ADOBE AEROBIC SCHEDULE SUNDAY

MONDAY

Barre Express 6-6:45 am Sue

Aqua

Meditation

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Aqua

Barre Express

7-7:50 am Mitzi

6-6:45 am Sue

Stretch, Flex

7-7:50 am Cynthia

7-8 am Michele Z

Aqua

Cardio Interval

8-8:50 am 8:30-9:15 am Cynthia Sherry Beg. Strength

& Balance

8-9 am Michele Z

Advanced Pilates*

7-7:50 am Maggie

9:15-10:15 am Georjia

Interval Maxx

Aqua

8-9 am Jan

Stretch & Relax 9-10 am Marcy/Sherry

10-10:50 am Maggie ™

Zumba

10:15-11:15 am Laurie

Adv. Stability Ball*** Intro to Yoga* 10:15-11:15 am Marcy

11:30-12:30 pm Sherry

Pure Burn

Grandettes

10:30-11:30 am (Amphitheater) Jeanne

Dance Club 2-6 pm

Cardio Interval

8-8:50 am Linda

8-9 am Michele Z

Beg. Strength & Balance

Pilates*

PWR! Moves* 2-3 pm Therese

Chair Yoga*

Aqua

10-10:50 am Maggie

Core Cardio 8-9 am Jan

Adv. Stability Ball***

Yoga/Pilates*

10:15-11:15 am Marcy

9-10 am DeAnn

Zumba

10-11 am Therese

5:45-8:45 pm

8-9 am Jan

Yoga*

Zumba

11:15-12 pm Maggie

Beg. Stability Ball***

Rusty Hinges H2O

Aqua

Grandettes

3-4 pm Marcy

Grandettes Grandettes

4-4:50 pm Maggie

PWR! Moves*

Adv. Back Strength & Flex***

Grandettes

Grandettes

Body Blast

Beg. Back Strength & Flex***

Chair Yoga*

4:30-5:30pm Marcy

7-8 am DeAnn

(Amphitheater) Jeanne

4-5 pm Marcy

Int. Stability Ball***

Muscle Works

1-1:45 pm Maggie

2-3 pm Therese

5:45-8:45 pm

3-4 pm Therese

5:45-8:45 pm

8-8:50 am Linda

Core & More 8:30-9:30 am Michele Z

Zumba 9:45-10:45 am Laurie

Grandettes 12-1 pm

Grandettes 1-2 pm

Grandettes

Adv. Back, Strength, Flex*** Grandettes

Aqua

7:15-8:15 am Jeanne

Pure Burn Rusty Hinges Land 10:30-11:30 am

1-2 pm

Aqua

7-7:50 am Cynthia

Pure Jammin

Grandettes

4-4:50 pm Maggie

4-5 pm Marcy

Aqua

7:15-8:05 am Michele

Interm. Back, 9:30-10:30 am Strength & Flex*** Jerry

2-3 pm Marcy

12-1 pm

Aqua

6-6:45 am Sue

11:15-12:15 pm Marcy

Rusty Hinges H2O

3-4 pm Marcy

3-4 pm Therese

4-4:50 pm Sherry

9:15-10:15 am Jerry

7-7:50 am Maggie

2-3 pm Marcy

12:50-1:50 pm (28 Max) Renee

Aqua

Aqua

Rusty Hinges H2O Yoga*

Stability Ball & Core

7-8 am Michele Z

11-12 pm Beg. Back Strength & Flex*** DeAnn

Beg. Stability Ball***

Aqua

7-7:50 am Cynthia

Int. Back, Strength & Flex***

11:15-12 pm Maggie

SATURDAY

Stretch, Flex

Aqua

10:30-11:30 am Rusty Hinges Land (Amphitheater) Jeanne 1-1:45 pm Maggie Muscleworks

11:15-12:15 pm Marcy

FRIDAY

7-7:50 am Mitzi

Pure Burn

12:30-1 pm

THURSDAY

2-3 pm 3-4 pm

10:30-11:30 am Jerry 11:15-12 pm Maggie 12-1 pm

Yoga* 1-2 pm Renee

Grandettes 2-3 pm

Grandettes 3-4 pm

Aqua Bootcamp 4-4:50 pm Mitzi

Int. Stability Ball*** 4:30-5:30 pm Marcy

Grandettes

5:45-8:45 pm

Information for Grandettes: 507-382-7006

# Reserved for Drama Club Practice

$2.00 Classes

*$3.00 Specialty Class

***Pre-Paid Prices

All Yoga class participants must be present in class 5 minutes ahead of starting time. Door will be closed 5 minutes prior to the start of class. NOVEMBER 2019

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CIMARRON AEROBIC SCHEDULE SUNDAY

MONDAY

Pure Strength Sport Cycle 7:30-8:30 am Jeanne

6-6:45 am Chris

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Muscle, Steel, Muscle, Steel, Pure Power Flex plus TRX Rip Flex plus TRX Rip 5:45-6:45 am Trainer Trainer Jeanne 5:45-6:45 am

Roll and Release Nat

Pure Jammin 7-8 am 8:30-9:30 am Jeanne

Deep Water 8:30-9:30 am Cynthia

Stretch & Tone

Chris

Low Impact Total Body Conditioning 8-9 am Chris

Dance Fitness

8-9 am 9:45-10:45 am (Gila Room) Sherry Therese

11-12 pm Sherry

Kataflex

7-8 am Jeanne

7-8 am Nat

Pure Jammin

Stretch, Flex & Tone

8-9 am Jeanne

8:15-9:15 am Mitzi

Deep Water

Deep Water 8:30-9:30 am Linda

Roll & Release

Jeanne

9:45-10:45 am Chris

Stretch & Relax

Sport Cycle

9-10 am Maggie

Stretch & Relax 10-11 am Maggie

Tai Chi* 11-12 pm John

Barre Above

11-11:50 am Chris

Grandettes 12-1 pm

8:30-9:30 am Cynthia

1-2 pm Tina

1-2 pm Jerry (Gila Room)

Happy Hips

Tone Zone

1-2 pm Therese

2-3 pm DeAnn

Stretch, Flex & Tone 8:15-9:15 am Mitzi

Deep Water

Zumba™ Toning 9:30-10:30 am Laurie

Grandettes 1-2 pm

Gentle Yoga*

Qi Gong/ Body Blade*

4-5 pm Jerry

3-4 pm Debbie

Cycle & Core 5:15-6:15 pm Sue

Yoga/Pilates*

2-3 pm Tina

11:30 am-12:30 pm Therese

9-10 am Jeanne

Stretch & Relax

11 am-12 pm Therese

Pilates* 12-1 pm Jerry

Chair Yoga* 1-2 pm Therese

Tone Zone ™

Zumba 3-4 pm Jerry

3-4 pm DeAnn

Gentle Yoga*

Cycle & Core

4-5 pm Jerry

4:15-5:15 pm Sue

10:30-11:30 am Therese

Pure Jammin

PWR! Moves*

3-4 pm Jerry

Dance Fitness

Yin Yoga*

Studio Cycle

Zumba

9:30-10:30 am DeAnn

8:30-9:30 am Cynthia

10-11 am Maggie

12-1 pm

Yoga/Pilates*

Deep Water

10-12 pm Melissa

10:30-11:30 am Jeanne

8:15-9:15 am DeAnn

8-9 am Maggie

11-12 pm Nat 12:15-1:45 pm (30 Max) Claudia

Yoga*

Beg. Strength and Balance

Self Defense*

Cardio Tone Lite Zumba

7:15-8:15 am DeAnn

Why Food Matters! Workshop***

2-3 pm DeAnn

Muscle Works

6-6:45 am Jeanne

7-8 am Jeanne

Cardio Tone Lite Grandettes

Yoga*

Pure Cycle

7-8 am Jeanne

9-10 am Jeanne 10-11 am Maggie

SATURDAY

Pure Strength

Pure Power

Stretch & Relax

FRIDAY

Pure Core

8:30-9:30 am Linda

Hatha Yoga**

Qi-Gong Workshop*

12-1 pm Michele Z

2-3 pm DeAnn

5:45-6:45 am Nat

Pure Strength

Deep Water

Chair Yoga* 8:30-9:30 am

THURSDAY

2-3 pm DeAnn

Cardio Tone Lite 3-4 pm DeAnn

Information for Grandettes: 507-382-7006

# Reserved for Drama Club Practice

$2.00 Classes

*$3.00 Specialty Class

**$5.00 Specialty Class

***Pre-Paid Prices

All Yoga class participants must be present in class 5 minutes ahead of starting time. Door will be closed 5 minutes prior to the start of class. NOVEMBER 2019

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PRESENTATIONS DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • SEMINAR

JANUARY 15 • WEDNESDAY • PRESENTATION

River Cruise Event featuring AmaWaterways - Join SCG resident Terry Johnson to learn the AmaWaterways difference. You’ll experience exquisite dining, world-class service, included tours, and learn about a hosted sailing to Vietnam/Cambodia in 2021.RSVP 623-556-8010 or terrystrvls@gmail. com to reserve your seat.

Anatoliy Moshkovskyy, CPA and Nadja Ibrahim from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in Calgary, and Canadian Snowbird Association VP, John Foster, will present issues Canadians face. Space is limited. Register and give participant names to pattybryanthomes@ gmail.com

TRAVEL INFORMATION SESSION

FREE | 10:00 a.m. | Sonoran Plaza

CANADIANS LIVING/INVESTING IN THE USA

FREE | 9:00 a.m. | Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 18 • WEDNESDAY • PRESENTATION

JANUARY 18 • SATURDAY • PRESENTATION

HOME SOLAR ~ EVERYTHING CHANGES IN 2020!

Join the solar energy instructor with the Maricopa County Community College System, PORA, Sun City Festival and many other cities and communities. The topics discussed have everything you need to know about home solar. Be prepared to take notes. Absolutely No Selling. FREE | 9:00 a.m. | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 15 • WEDNESDAY • SEMINAR

SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING

If you’re between the ages of 58 and 68 you cannot afford to miss this free workshop. Judd Carlson & Stewart Willis of Asset Preservation Tax & Retirement Services, LLC invite you to join us and learn about common mistakes, misunderstandings and taxation in retirement. RSVP 623-2391748 to reserve your seat. Registration opens at 9:30 am, Presentation at 10:00 am. FREE | 9:30 a.m. | Sonoran Plaza

LIVING TRUST SEMINAR

Planning is essential-Do you have a plan? Everyone should attend this seminar-even if you have a Will or a Trust. A good estate plan coordinates what happens to your home, savings, and retirement accounts. Why a Will is not enough. Learn how to set up a Power of Attorney for Healthcare or Finances. Why many people with Living Trusts will end up in Probate and how to avoid it! Find out what may have changed, needs updating, or is still applicable in AZ. Pass what you have, how you want. Presented by: DWORNIK LAW FIRM RSVP 480-809-1014 info@dworniklawaz.com FREE | 10:00 a.m. | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 22 • WEDNESDAY • SEMINAR

DREAM VACATIONS OF PHOENIX

Join vacation experts from Dream Vacations of Phoenix for a River Cruise Seminar. Guest speaker from AmaWaterways. We also book allinclusive land vacations and all cruise lines. Appetizers, coffee and water served. RSVP by January 1st, 2020 by calling 623-518-6300 or email us at snorman@dreamvacations.com FREE | 6:00 p.m. | Sonoran Plaza

SBC

ACTIVE ADULTS  TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Interpreting for the Deaf at All Services GriefShare Support Ministry Available SUNDAY Bible Study Morning Worship Evening Worship

9 a.m. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Bible Study & Prayer

6 p.m.

Shon Wagner, Pastor www.grandbaptist.com  623.975.6262 18350 N. Goldwater Ridge Dr., Surprise, AZ 85374

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GRAND LEARNING Information and Registration at 623-546-7470 or grandlearning.org CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S ALREADY DECEMBER?

The fall semester is winding down, but fear not! Catalogs for next semester will be out later THIS MONTH! Until then, there’s still room in a few December classes.

HISTORICAL LOSERS

Join Phil Axelrod as he takes a look at “Losers” in history (human and products—think New Coke, etc.) and how their loss destroyed or defined their legacy. Whether cursed by fate, stupidity, or genetics, well look at the tales of real entities who were forced to endure a damned existence. Exploring the unfortunate adventures of people who have lost in life, sports, business, and politics. From President Garfield, who died after several incompetent doctors turned a small bullet wound into a huge, festering malady to the woman who burned her husband’s life savings in the oven, this class shows that some people are just destined to come out on the bottom. This 3-part class is on Wednesdays, December 4-18.

THERMOGRAPHY

Learn about Thermal Imaging–medical technology your doctor probably won’t tell you about! Thermography is a non-invasive, radiationfree, FDA approved (1982) test of physiology.  Adding thermography to your regular health screenings opens the door to “true” early detection (up to ten years early); without harmful radiation exposure or painful examination procedures. December 2 at 3:00 pm.

ATTENTION LADIES!

Do you know the average age of widowhood?...The most common divorce mistakes women make? What would happen if your loved one didn’t walk through the door tonight? What’s the difference in how women and men feel about money? Join us to learn, share, and be inspired to gain financial independence along with tips on how to prepare for the certainty of uncertainty in A Woman’s Worth – Finding Your Financial Confidence, December 5 at 12:00 pm.

FEMALE SCIENTISTS

On December 12, Historian Ken Sorensen presents “Hidden Figures.” Don’t miss this incredible story of the African-American female scientists that joined forces with NASA and helped get us into space.  It is the story of John Glenn, but it is really the story of Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn who as the scientist and the engineer and the supervisor, brought about the wonderful accomplishment of putting our astronauts into space and bringing them home again safely. As the year comes to a close, we’d like to thank everyone for supporting Grand Learning. TogetherEveryone AchievesMore

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Information and Registration at 623-546-7470 or grandlearning.org

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CELEBRATING EMPLOYEE MILESTONES Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our SCG community.

December 2019 20 YEARS

Lee Ball Association Patrol

15 Y E A R S

David Johnson Cimarron Golf Shop Rob Ludwig Granite Falls Golf Shop

10 Y E A R S Patrick Royer Maintenance

5 YEARS

Rose Chapman Fitness Rafael Roman Baez Desert Springs Golf Maintenance

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STORY OF CHANUKAH

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend, Jews had risen up against their GreekSyrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. When the Jews took part in the rededication of the Second Temple they witnessed what they believe to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, the flames continued flickering for eight nights, leaving them time to find a fresh supply. This wondrous event inspired Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight day festival. For that reason, only one candle is lit on the first night. Two candles are lit on the second night. Three candles are lit on the third night until all eight candles are lit on the last night. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with lighting of the Menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.

2019 Chanukah Celebration

After the lighting of the Menorah in front of the Chaparral Center we will sing traditional Chanukah songs and donuts will be served. FIRST CANDLE Sunday

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For information, please contact Natalie Morrison, 623–518–3494. Free to all SCG residents. Times listed above. Palm Court, Chaparral Center. Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS BOCCE

DOMINOES CLUB—EVERY MONDAY

BON APPETIT DINNER CIRCLE

DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB

The Grand Bocce Club is continuing with our newest program open to all residents: Drop-In Bocce. It is held on Tuesday Mornings at 9 am and Wednesday evenings at 7pm as per the calendar on our website, www. scgbocce.com. New players are welcome and will be given instructions. Everyone plays and it is not necessary to join the club. We’re having fun! Meeting Information: The 3rd Saturday of the month groups of 6 or 8 or 10 meet in members’ homes for dinner, November thru June. Host duties and guests alternate each month. Interest Group Description: We provide opportunities for making new friends and enjoying a meal together. The host furnishes the entrée and beverages…the guests contribute the appetizer, salad, and dessert. We have two meeting per season where everyone is invited to a potluck so we can all meet each other and visit. Many lasting friendships have been created. Contact(s) for Interest Group: Bonnie Bankofier, bonniebankofier@gmail.com, 623–556–0671

BOOMERS

Boomers Club is a social club open to ALL Sun City Grand residents. Our primary goal is to have fun with friends! Check out our Monthly Events that include happy hours, ladies’ luncheons, men’s breakfast, men’s luncheons, Sunday brunches and convertible rides!In addition to dances throughout the year, we offer many special events like trivia game nights, stargazing, a chili cook-off and we have book clubs and card groups. We add activities and events for members throughout the year. New ideas and volunteers are welcomed and encouraged!SAVE THE DATES:December 3: Happy Hour at Lakeside Pavilion $5pp with DJ and cash bar. January 19: Winter Dance!January 27: Turf Paradise - Day at the Races.February 4: Handand Foot Night $5pp. Visitwww.scgboomers.comfor more info about upcoming events and to join us! Annual dues are $10 per person. We look forward to meeting you!

BRIDGE CLUB

The Bridge Club is a vibrant club with over 400 members. We have bridge games everyday except Saturday. We have ACBL game 3 times a week, and social games 6 times a week. Please check our website for current information at www.scgbridgeclub.com. Hope to see you at the bridge table!

DANCE CLUB—LINE DANCE LESSONS

Line Dance Lessons go year round with Brenda Thomason at Cimarron Center. Line dance lessons through December are Wednesdays and Saturdays (9 a.m. to noon). For January, February and March, lessons are Mondays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents $5, non–residents $7. For information contact Kathy at 623–444–9236 or kslarson8@cox.net.

BALLROOM LESSONS

Ballroom lessons with Jason Wong are held each Tuesday at Cimarron Center from October through April. Fall lessons will be announced on the Dance Club website: scgdanceclub.org. Jason recommends that new and returning students take the Introductory level classes which are held from 4–5 p.m. “Beyond the Basics” lessons are for dancers with a dance foundation or who have completed the introductory level. Beyond the Basics classes are held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Class plans may change depending on attendance. For current information contact Charlie at 623–282–8419 or ScgBallroom@cox.net. Residents $5, non–residents $7 | No pre–registration is necessary

DEMOCRATIC INTEREST GROUP

The Grand Democrats are not meeting in December. We wish you a Happy Hanukkah, A Merry Christmas, a Warm Kwanza, and a Happy Healthy New Year! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Check us out at www.granddems.org for opportunities to meet likeminded Democrats.

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The Sun City Grand Dominoes Club welcomes you to join us every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cimarron Center to play Mexican Train. The first meeting is a FREE lesson and if you wish to join the Club the Annual dues are $5. For more information, call the President, Sue Wilterdink, phone 414 530–2444. The Drama and Comedy Club provides limitless opportunities for members to participate in the theater arts. Whether your interest is on stage or backstage, there is a place for you. From acting, directing, props, set design and build, to make-up, hair styling, costuming, light and sound, and more, our members come together to make the magic of live performance happen. On the Main Stage, we produce multiple shows a year, including comedies, dramas, musicals and even a variety show. We also have special interest groups, including the Grandettes and Guys, the performance dance troupe of the club, and the Cabaret Players, who present three shows a year, with the unique distinction of performing comedies and farces with scripts in hand and in a smaller venue. For more information, contact Jeff Martini at 610-304-4129. Also visit granddrama.com to learn more.

EUCHRE CLUB—EVERY THURSDAY

If you have ever loved the game of Euchre, you will enjoy being part of our Sun City Grand Euchre Club. We meet each Thursday evening at the Chaparral Center (Hopi) room, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. It is nice if everyone is signed in no later than 6:20 p.m. Membership is $10.00 annually. One dollar is collected each night you play with these funds given as prizes at the end of the evening. If you are new to the game, or those of you who have not played in years, we will upon request, before regular play, offer a training session at 5:30 p.m. You may call President (Rich Eggen) 248–310–7561 for additional information.

FISHING CLUB

Club members have fishing experience in all parts of the U.S., Canada and around the world. We meet from October through April. Meeting days, times, locations and club activities are shown in the Club Website www.scgfishing.weebly.com. Club goals include sport fishing and enjoying the outdoors with friends. Members enjoy fly fishing and spin fishing and taking an active role in the promotion of fishing and conservation. Fishing trips are organized to areas in Arizona such as day trips to Lake Pleasant and the Salt River and overnight to the White Mountains, Lees Ferry, the San Juan River in New Mexico, Alaska and Canada. The Club assists in stocking fish at Lake Nine and has directions and fishing equipment for kids or grand kids to fish Lake Nine. The Club also supports community efforts including Healing Waters, Adaptive Kids Fishing, and the Veteran’s Home fishing outing. Members also enjoy social activities like a spring picnic and a holiday party. Please join our club or attend one of our meetings. Guests are always welcome. Dues are $20 per year. Feel free to contact President John Pierson (623–640–1694) or Vice President Skip Onstad (623–363–1313) with questions or comments. For assistance with Grandkids fishing contact Paul Battiste (623–214–7729) , Mark Hamilton (971–801–5496) or Ron Turner (480-280-7867).

GARDEN CLUB

The Sun City Grand Garden Club has NOmeeting in December, family and the holidays are calling us! But wait - the next Garden Club meeting is January 16th, 2020 (how did that happen?) when it’s all about flowers! We’ll talk about our favorite flowering shrubs from the community’s Plant Palette. We’ll showcase flowering landscape plants for winter visitors to enjoy, and summer-blooming shrubs for those who “survive” summer in the Low Sonoran Desert. Happy Holidays to you, we’ll see you January 16th! For questions or info, contact Club President Cherie Czaplicki, cczaplicki@cox.net, 623-975-5397.

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS GLASS ARTS

The glass arts club is welcoming new members! Whether you aspire to make a beautiful stained-glass window for your home, design a mosaic masterpiece, or enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind fused glass piece. Grand Glass Arts encourages you to explore the world of glass art. The first step to creating your masterpiece is to join the club by going to grandglassarts. com and clicking on the ‘Applications’ tab or stopping by the glass arts studio to complete an application there. Next, you will be contacted by the Glass Arts Education Co-chairs to schedule your two orientation classes. The first class is the ‘Glass Arts Overview’ and helps you understand how our club operates. Your training continues with the ‘Glass Arts Skills’ class where you learn to lay out patterns on glass, use glass tools to cut and separate glass, and learn how to set up and use a grinder to perfect glass pieces. Questions? Contact Sue Allyn or Connie Tesar at education@ grandglassarts.com for additional information.

GOLF—150 GOLF CLUB

Par-3 golf at Sun City Grand. The co-ed 150 Golf Club plays nine holes from tees 150 yards or less from the pin Sunday afternoon. If you want to work on your short game, are new to golf or just want enjoy nine holes from a shorter distance, give us a try. We would love to have you as our guest. We are a relaxed, fun-loving group. Info: Denny Spencer 425-2106973.

GOLF—COUPLES PUTTING CLUB

The couples putting club is open to all SCG couples. You don’t have to be a golfer to come join in the fun. All skill levels welcome. We meet on the large putting green at Cimarron on the second Saturday of the month September through May excluding October. We hold two sessions one at 8 o’clock and one at 10 o’clock. Visit our website for information at scgcouplesputtingclub.weebly.com. See you on the green.

GOLF—LADIES GRAND NINERS

Club Website: www.ladiesgrandniners.com Meeting information: The Ladies Grand Niners membership year is July 1– June 30. We play golf in a shotgun format on Tuesdays, November through May. Based on availability, members sign up to play at either 12:30 or 3. In the summer months, members can choose to play 9 holes of golf between 6–7AM or 18 holes at 7 AM. Members are required to play with the Ladies Grand Niners a minimum of five times and establish a 9–hole Handicap in order to be eligible to play in the annual tournament (held in March each year). A 9–hole handicap is also required to be eligible for prizes in any of our monthly Play of the Day events. Club Description: Ladies Grand Niners currently has 345 members who prefer to play 9 holes of golf instead of the traditional 18 holes of golf. Although Desert Springs is our home course, we also play Cimarron, Granite Falls North and Granite Falls South during our season. We play by USGA Rules and expect our members to have a general knowledge of the Rules of Golf and some golf experience. Our motto is “Fun, Friendship, and Golf”!

GOLF—LADIES 18 HOLE LEAGUE

If you enjoy golfing and socializing with other friendly women, then the Grand Ladies 18-Hole Golf League is a perfect fit for you. GLGA 18-Hole League is affiliated with the Arizona Golf Association (AGA) and members are required to comply with USGA rules of golf. We play every Tuesday, rotating among all four SCG golf courses. GLGA is a year-round league with a morning and afternoon shotgun start time from November thru March and morning only April thru September. You must have a current handicap or, establish a handicap within 30 days of joining the league in order to compete in weekly (Tuesday) play events. The maximum handicap allowed on each golf course is 40. In addition to our weekly play events, several major tournaments are held throughout the year, including a Member-Member, Member-Guest, League Championship. The League also supports a variety of charitable activities. Our President is Carol Eberhart. To learn about GLGA, go to Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

our website: www.glga-grandladiesgolfassociation.golfgenius.com Or, feel free to contact our Membership Director, Nancy Foy at 831-277-5310 or 623-505-3338. Membership applications are also available at Granite Falls Golf Course and Sonoran Plaza just left of the library entrance.

HIKING

Interested hikers are welcome at our monthly general meeting, held the first Monday of the month from October through May. Learn more about the club, upcoming hikes and tips for more enjoyment and safety in your hikes. More information at president@scghikers.org or hikedirector@ scghikers.org.

HORSESHOES

Are you kidding me? We don’t have Horseshoes here? Yup…WE DO! We play at 8 AM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and we always need more Lady and Men pitchers so come join us by the Baseball Field. Just “show up” at the 5 pits beside the Del Webb Ballpark on W. Mountain View Blvd, just west of N. Goldwater Ridge Dr. We have all of the equipment (and we’ll teach you).

IOWA INTEREST GROUP

Contact for Interest Group: Ginger Pollock 623–512–3637, gingerandjohn@ hotmail.com. Meeting Information: These are meeting dates requested and planned for the 2019–2020 season: (Specific dates and location in Grand announced when approved by the Activities Office) mid–November 5–7PM at private home (if you have not received email then contact us,) mid–January 4:30 to 9PM, mid–February 4:30 to 9PM, and late March Potluck Picnic – 3:30 to 7PM at the Pavilion. Make sure we have your email to receive details for each event. Interest Group Description: The Iowa Interest Group was established as a social group to allow people with an Iowa connection to gather. It provides the opportunity for people to meet with current friends, create new friendships and possibly find old friends or acquaintances. The warmth and generosity of Iowa is seen in the people attending. Again, all people with an Iowa connection are welcome.

LADY PUTTERS

Improve your putting skills, learn how to putt, and meet new friends. We have over 400 members in the Lady Putters Chartered Club. Putting is weekly from November thru May at the Cimarron Putting Green. For additional information contact Linda Wright at: wright0514@gmail.com.

LANGUAGE CLUB

The SCG Language Club would like to increase its Foreign language offerings to our residents. We currently offer Spanish, French, Italian, German, and ASL (American Sign Language). We need volunteers in any other languages, to teach our resident students. Email president@ grandlanguageclub.com or Joe Ricci, 623–594–2031.

LAWN BOWLING

We welcome all levels and ages to join us for a relaxed but competitive game. We have a state-of-the-art bowling green that is arguably the best green in the COUNTRY and it is situated just behind the tennis courts. You absolutely have to check this out and then ask about the free introductory lessons (and use of club bowls) we offer. See more information on Grandinfo.com or go direct to our website at www.grandlawnbowling. org for starting times, contact information, pictures and much, much more or contact David Shaw at 623-584-2743.

MAH JONGG

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING OF MAH JONGG The Mah Jongg Club plays according to National Mah Jongg League Rules. We generally play in the Hopi Room at the Chaparral Center. Bring with you your current NMJL card, five dollars in change, and your CAM card. We play a five dollar “pie.” If you lose your five dollars, you may continue to play. Who knows – you may win some or all of your money back! In order to join us, you must already know how to play. However, 51


CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS we generally give lessons in April and November. You may play up to two times as a guest before becoming a member. You may arrive or leave at any time during play. After you are East, you move to the next available table. This way, you will meet many of the other members and make new mah jongg friends. We play on Tuesdays from 12:30 P.M. to 4 P.M., and on Wednesdays from 5:45 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. You do not have to bring your own mah jongg set. We run tournaments for members several times a year and we have three social events. On January 1st, we have a “pot–luck” lunch. In April, when the new NMJL card comes out, we run a “New Card” luncheon, and in December, we combine a “Holiday Luncheon” with a semi–annual meeting, at which time we elect the officers for the following year. All three events are followed by mah jongg play. If you would like additional information you may contact any of the officers listed below or send an email to scgmahjonggclub19@cox.net. Jan Hylen, President 623– 266–0703; Carol Loewith, Vice Pres. 623–271–7386; Saran Hirshman, Secretary 623–214–3179; Gail LaBelle, Treasurer 623–214–9839.

PAPER ARTS & MEMORIES

EVERY MONDAY Hopi and Pima Rooms in Chaparral Center 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Are you interested in trying a new hobby with minimal investment in tools and maximum support from friendly crafters? The Paper Arts and Memories Club (PAM) is for you! Come join us to learn, create and share greeting cards, paper crafting, digital andregular scrapbooking, mixed media, and more. PAM gives members access to a variety of tools and equipment, including stamps, inks, punches, embossing folders and dies. If you don’t know what those are, members will help you learn! We offer a new member orientation,and a variety of low-cost classes year round. Whether you are a novice or skilled, we have something for you. Our friendly members are always happy to assist you. Come visit us on Mondays and take a tour. And stop by our Card Boutique on Mondays from 8 a.m.1 p.m. in the Chaparral Center outside the Hopi Room, where you will find a variety of handcrafted cards for sale. For more information, visit our website atwww.paperartsandmemories.com.So why not join us, just for the FUN of it?

PHOTO CLUB

GRAND REPUBLICANS

Frank Rizzo, President – president@grandgop.com, 602–697–8628 www.grandgop.com. See details on the website as location, time and place change with the membership attendance. Special events location, time and place are on the site also. We meet once a month throughout the year in the Chaparral Center or Cimarron Center depending on meeting/event. We also have a Monthly Breakfast at the Golden Corral. The Republican Interest Group promotes principles, objectives, and ideals of the Republican Party to all interested residents at our monthly meetings. The group’s primary focus is establishing an informed electorate of current events through education and subject matter expert speakers. The Interest Group supports various Veteran and Community organizations through donations and members participation in various events county and state wide.

SOCIAL GAMES CLUB

Come and play your favorite game, every Tuesday and Friday. $1 lifetime dues. Such a bargain!! Bring your friends. Bring your games. Make new friends or bring your “old” friends and just have a grand time at the Social Games Club. Stop by and check us out! Free bridge lessons & tips on Mondays. For more information call Sherry Gelb at 623–975–6899.

SOUND & LIGHTING TRAINING AVAILABLE

The Drama & Music Clubs have an opportunity to learn new skills and participate in the performances at SCG. We are looking for residents who would like to learn how to operate the sound and lighting systems for various shows. Prior experience or knowledge is not required as we will train anyone who is interested in learning the systems. With the many performances we have, there will be opportunities for more trained technical people. This is a way to learn some new skills that will benefit you as well as the clubs. If you have an interest or would like information, please contact Dennis Muehling at dmuehling@cox.net or 623–748–9980.

STITCHERS – NEEDLEWORK

Classes started back-up in October and will continue almost weekly until the end of March! In November we are offering classes in Beginning Knitting as well as Beginning Crochet. We are also starting a KAL (knit along) of a beautiful wrap on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 PM.

Provides opportunities for creative expression through photography. Meet new friends who learn from one another at all levels – smartphones to DSLR’s. Our Studio is equipped with a classroom for teaching the art of seeing, composition, processing, printing, sharing and much more. Numerous special interest groups offer members more creative ideas and technical facts. State–of–the–art computers and software for processing images, as well as equipment for printing, mat cutting, card making, and dry mounting are also available along with a library, two presentation screens, a light box and studio lighting for portraiture. Members participate in photo walks or shoots, planned or spur of the moment, to visually interesting destinations. Visit the Grand Photos Studio in Village Center or at grandphotos.org. Come share with us. We Click!

STITCHERS – QUILTERS

PINOCHLE

The Table Tennis Club would like to invite you to come and join with others enjoying the game of ping pong. All skill levels welcome, great exercise. Paddles and balls provided. Tennis type shoes required. Saturday & Sunday 1–4 p.m; Monday 1–4 p.m.; Tuesday 9–12 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 1–4 p.m. Friday 9–12 p.m. Cancelled dates: Apr 3; Oct. 26; Nov 5 & 13; Dec 7 & 15, Cimarron Center. For more information please contact, Klaus Holt at 623–556–5952.

We play single deck on Tuesday evenings and double deck on Friday evenings. Play is in the Hopi Room of the Chaparral Center. Play begins at 6:30 with sign in by 6:20. For more information call Marcia at 623–516– 2219 (please leave a message) or Stuart 206–245–5142.

RAILROAD INTEREST GROUP

ALL ABOARD! Grand Central Railroad operates every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning from 9 to 11. Stop by to see our wide variety of rolling stock. We’re located between Chaparral Center and the Tennis Courts. We have antique steam–style locomotives from 150 years ago to modern diesel locomotives. Many trains have authentic sounds. Grand Central members run on Saturday night before Easter, around Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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We are a community of quilters welcoming novice and skilled quilters. We offer classes and interest groups that will advance the skills of every quilter and provide a setting for developing friendships. Our monthly meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9-11 AM. The “Show and Tell” part of the meeting, when members display and describe their quilting projects ranging from traditional, to emerging trends in quilting, is sure to inspire everyone who attends. You can find Quilters in the Stitchers Room in the Palm Center on Tuesdays 12 to 3 PM, and Wednesdays 9 AM to 3 PM. For more information contact Kris Minnick, Quilting Director Krisminnick75@gmail.com

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TENNIS CLUB

Tennis is a game for life!!! We welcome all levels of tennis players to our club. Play, enjoy lessons, drop–in, ladder play, competitive tennis events and fun Socials! Meet new friends! With newly resurfaced courts, we are 400+ Strong. Check us out at: suncitygrandtennisclub.wildapricot.org. Peruse our website and see how you want to be involved. Membership is only $15.00/year. Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com


CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS WISCONSIN INTEREST GROUP

The Holiday season is upon us and we will be kicking off the festivities with a trip to the Barleen’s Holiday Show on December 4. Compare our $50 price for members ($56 non-members) and you can see what an incredible value it is. We welcome all. Our December breakfast will be on December 27 at Golden Corral on Grand in Surprise. Mark your calendar for the grandest of Holiday parties on January 15. Our annual dinner will again be catered by Classic Catering, with Live band Boomerang and bar service. On February 12 we will enjoy Potluck and Game night followed by a fun time with a Brewer tailgate party and game in the Pavilion on February 22 with grilled burgers, chicken and the fixin’s. There are still seats available for our Las Vegas Adventure from March 2-5. If you would like to learn more, visit our web site www.wigazinfo.weebly.com. Click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab. You can also email us Directly at wigmessage@gmail. com. Annual dues are $10 per person. We welcome members from across America. We are a 150 member strong group that loves to travel, dine, experience new things and build new friendships. DECEMBER 2 • MONDAY • GRAND HIKERS

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Interested hikers are welcome at our monthly general meetings, held first Mondays of the month. Learn more about the club, upcoming hikes and tips for more enjoyment and safety in your hikes. More information at Club President president@scghikers.org, or Hike Director, hikedirector@ scghikers.org. FREE | 3 pm | Cimarron Center, Agua Fria Room

DECEMBER 2 • MONDAY • TENNIS

BOARD MEETING 3 pm | Sports Building

DECEMBER 2, 9, 16 • MONDAY • ART CLUB

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING

DECEMBER WITH ANNE PORTER This class is for Beginner to Advanced students. The class will stress composition and color mixing as well as how to bring your work to a professional level. It will include discussions and critiques about your strengths and weaknesses. Students use their own photos or may select from Anne’s. Objective: Demonstrate varying techniques and materials, discuss principles of art and elements of composition while offering assistance, encouragement and suggestions. Check the website for a complete list of materials to bring to class. Syllabus and signup: http://www.scgartclub.org 9–1 pm | Course Fee: $80 (MIGS/Gold Member Fee $70) | Art Studio

DECEMBER 2 & 16 • MONDAYS • COMPUTERS CLUB

FINANCIAL ED SIG

Sub-Groups – Income Investing. Contact Richard Gabel for additional information at Financial@grandcomputers.org 8–9:30 am | Chaparral Center, Apache Room

DECEMBER 3 & 6 • TUESDAY/FRIDAY • ART CLUB

JEROME SUNFLOWER

WITH JUDY WOLF This is just one of Judy’s monthly classes to take you from Beginner or Intermediate. Please bring an old towel, tissues & some paper towels, small spray bottle and an apron, and be prepared to have fun while creating and learning. If you have your own supplies you certainly may bring them. Also we will be painting on 140 lb paper this session. Objective: To help students discover the great joy of painting our Desert Surroundings. Instructor will supply all materials to complete your painting. Syllabus and signup: http://www.scgartclub.org

DECEMBER 3 & 10 • TUESDAY • ART CLUB

YOUR DRAWINGS POLISHED AND SENSITIZE

WITH DODIE RUFNER BALLANTINE Dodie Ballantine is ready to help you improve and refine previous drawings or begin new ones in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Objective: Refine previous drawings or begin new ones. Check the website for the list of materials you need to bring to class. Syllabus and signup: http://www. scgartclub.org 1–4 pm | Course Fee: $45 (MIGS/Gold Member Fee $35) | Art Studio

DECEMBER 3 & 16 • TUESDAY/ MONDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

READ AND DISCUSS YOUR WRITTEN STORIES

Contact Gloria Young for additional information at CY@ grandcomputers.org 1–3 pm | Palm Center, Phoenix Room

DECEMBER 4 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND PHOTOS

HOW TO SHOOT HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Learn some tips and techniques to capture the magic of holiday lights followed by some hands-on experience capturing photos in the community then celebrate enjoying holiday treats in Grand Photo Studio. Sign up at https://scgpc.wildapricot.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration $10 Non–Members | 4–7 pm | Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

DECEMBER 4 • WEDNESDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

GENERAL MEETING

”Chrome Book” presented by Joe Parla Contact Gloria Young for additional information at president@grandcomputers.org. 2–3:30 pm | Cimarron Center, Agua Fria Room

DECEMBER 4 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND HIKERS

INTRODUCTORY HIKE

Introduces new hikers and prospective members to desert hiking. Helps determine conditioning level and experience of “hiking-at-a-pace” in a club environment. Learn more about the club and membership. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack. Check start time at http:// www.scghikers.org/hikes/hikelist.php. More information at Club President president@scghikers.org, or Hike Director, hikedirector@scghikers.org Carpool fee $3 | Entry/parking fees $7 shared by all riders Circle up at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church on Clearview and Rim Drive

DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

GENEALOGY SIG

“Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree”, Presented by Blaine Bettinger. Contact Leon Chapman for additional information at Genealogy@ grandcomputers.org 3:30–5 pm | Chaparral Center, Computer Club Classroom

DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • SINGLES CLUB

JINGLE AND MINGLE

Get your holiday spirit in high gear by joining us for appetizers and holiday sweets, a cash bar and some holiday fun. This is a casual get together with no games, no contests, just a chance to enjoy some conversation and a few Christmas Carols. Hosted by Renee Rut (623) 266-9047 and Melanie Betts (612) 275-7799 Get your $10 ticket by Monday December 2. $10 | 6 pm | Cimarron Center

DECEMBER 5 & 19 • THURSDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

FINANCIAL ED SIG

Sub-Groups – Technical Analysis. Contact Richard Gabel for additional information at Financial@grandcomputers.org 8–10 am | Chaparral Center, Computer Club Classroom

9–12 pm | Course Fee $60 (MIGS/Gold Member Fee $50) | Art Studio

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • ART CLUB

DECEMBER 10 • TUESDAY • SINGLES CLUB

WITH MARGE MELCHIONDA Move over Medieval knights! Chain maille isn’t just for armour anymore. If you can hold pliers, you can make chain maille jewelry, and the Art Club will supply the materials. Objective: In this workshop you will learn how to open either silver or colorful aluminum jump rings, attach them to each other in a pattern, and then close them to make a beautiful chain maille bracelet. Bracelet Materials Fee: $5 -due to Instructor at time of Workshop Optional Earrings: Additional Materials Fee of $5 Syllabus and signup: http://www.scgartclub.org

Enjoy a birthday luncheon with your friends – even if your birthday isn’t in December at BJ’s Restaurant 9748 W Northern Ave. Peoria AZ (623) 772-6470 Contact Nancy Trice (623) 271-6961 by Friday, December 6, for reservations.

CHAIN MAILLE BRACELET AND EARRINGS

1–4 pm | Course Fee $5 and non members $10 (MIGS/Gold Members Fee $0) Art Studio

DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • STITCHERS

GRAND BOUTIQUE

The Grand Boutique has handcrafted items for you, your friends, and your home. Jewelry, hats, scarves, beaded dishes, embroidered and stitched clothes, towels and much, much more. Gifts for everyone on your list! 9–1 pm | Palm Center, Inside Stitchers Room

DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

WORKSHOP

“How to Download and Use Lyft and Uber Apps” Contact Gloria Young for additional information at president@grandcomputers.org. 10–11:30 am | Chaparral Center, Computer Club Classroom

DECEMBER 7 & 8 • SATURDAY & SUNDAY • GLASS ART CLUB

GLASS ART CLUB NEW MEMBER CLASS

The Grand Glass Arts Club is welcoming new members. Whether you aspire to make a beautiful stained-glass window for your home, design a mosaic masterpiece for your patio, or enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind fused glass gift, Grand Glass Arts encourages you to explore the world of glass art. The first step is to join the club by going to the website (www.grandglassarts. com) and ‘clicking on’ the Application tab or you may stop by the glass arts studio for a tour and complete your application then. Next, you will be contacted by the Education Co-chairs to schedule your New Member Class – a two-day orientation to glass arts during which you will complete your first glass art project! Contact Sue Allyn or Connie Tesar at education@ grandglassarts.com for additional information. DECEMBER 9 • MONDAY • TENNIS

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Tickets and choices of meals are available on line or at drop-in until December 3rd. 5 pm | Briarwood Country Club

DECEMBER 9 & 23 • MONDAYS • MUSIC CLUB

ACOUSTICS INSTRUMENT GROUP

If you play the guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, ukulele, fiddle, conga/bongo drums, harmonica (any non–amplified, non–horn instrument), then this is the group for you. Come and play, sing and jam in a friendly and no pressure setting. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Cimarron Club Room. Please contact David Durham at 623–251–5301 or sonid@msn.com for more information. FREE | 1:30–3:30 pm | Cimarron Center

DECEMBER 10 • TUESDAY • MUSIC CLUB

PIANO CONNECTION

The Piano Connection is a fun gathering the 1st Tuesday, October to May for pianists and singers of all levels and musical interests to come together in a relaxed setting. It is a comfortable way to get over stage fright, play and sing for others or just come and enjoy the impromptu music. We encourage people to come and play unusual instruments. We have wine and cheese afterwards which is a great chance to meet new musical friends.Please contact Barbara McCormack for more information at 623–374–4533

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BIRTHDAY LUNCH

11:30 am | BJ’s Restaurant

DECEMBER 10 • TUESDAY • GRAND PHOTOS

MAT CUTTING

Hands–on experience. Bring a photo (8x10 or less) and learn how to measure and cut a mat to frame your photo. Leave with your photo ready to frame. Sign up at https://scgpc.wildapricot.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration; $10 Non–Members | 10 am–12 pm | Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

DECEMBER 11 • WEDNESDAY • ART CLUB

HOLIDAY GLOW WITH RUTH STEWART

This class is a follow the leader type using water miscible oils on a prepared canvas. Note: Registration will close no later than the day before class. Walk-ins will not be accepted. More info on artist at ruthstewartfineart. com/ Objective: Students will complete a water miscible oil painting with teacher guidance Check the website for the list of materials you need to bring to class. Syllabus and signup: http://www.scgartclub.org 9 am–4 pm | Course Fee $80 (MIGS/Gold Member Fee $70) Art Studio

DECEMBER 11 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND HIKERS

HIKING OPPORTUNITY

Jewel of the Creek – Dragonfly In/Out. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Non-members may be allowed to participate by contacting the Hike Director athikedirector@scghikers.org. Please wear hiking footwear, sunscreen and carry water and nutrition sufficient for a desert hike. Carpool fee $7 | Entry/parking fees $0 shared by all riders

DECEMBER 12 • THURSDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

COFFEE CHAT

“Social Media: What’s New and How to Get Ready for the Holidays” presented by Klaudia Jurewicz. Contact Dan Wallen for additional information at vicepresident@grandcomputers.org 8:30–10 am | Chaparral Center, Hopi Room

DECEMBER 12 • THURSDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

GRAPHIC SIG

TBD Contact Rita Skarbek for additional information at graphics@ grandcomputers.org 4–5:30 pm | Chaparral Center, Computer Club Open Use Room

DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

FINANCIAL ED SIG

“Income Tax Planning—Avoiding Common Errors” Contact Richard Gabel for additional information at Financial@grandcomputers.org 1–3 pm | Palm Center, Mediterranean Room

DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • ART CLUB

3 HAMMERED WIRE PENDANTS

As the song goes, “If I had a hammer…” Well you will have a hammer, and an anvil, provided by the Art Club to hammer all over and walk away with 3 beautiful Pendants! This is our most popular jewelry class, back by popular demand, so don’t delay registering! 3 Pendants: $10 -due to Instructor at time of class Optional Earrings: Additional $5-due to Instructor at class Objective: In this workshop you will learn how to Bend & Hammer wire, and make simple wire Loops to create 3 wire Pendants. Syllabus and signup: http://www.scgartclub.org 9–12 pm | Course Fee: $10 (MIGS/Gold Members Fee $0 and Non Gold Member $5) Art Studio

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • ART CLUB

GRAND PAINT PARTY

This will be a fun event where you will learn to paint a beautiful holiday painting in a relaxing environment. You’ll have a fun afternoon with the instructor walking each of you through the whole process. Includes all supplies to complete an acrylic painting on canvas. Any SCG Resident can sign up for this event at the Art Club. A coupon for 1 beverage of wine, beer, soft drink or water is included. Sign up at the SCG Art Club. 3–6 pm | Course Fee: $35 | Art Studio

DECEMBER 14 • SATURDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

environment and subject selection; in-camera manipulation; and postprocessing techniques to create images in a high key style. This class is best suited for those with cameras or smartphones that have the ability for manual exposure adjustment/manipulation. Post processing programs with highlight, shadow, and single-color adjustment tools are required. (Note: Lightroom is available on Grand Photos computers for member use in processing their images). Sign up at https://scgpc.wildapricot.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration $15 Non–Members (Tues 10–12 pm & Mon 1–3 pm) Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

WORKSHOP

DECEMBER 18 • WEDNESDAY • SINGLES CLUB

10–11:30 am | Chaparral Center, Computer Club Classroom

Get your questions answered and find out all that the Singles Club has to offer at the Phoenix Room at the Palm Center. Hosted by Nick Naselli (847) 421-2769.

“How to Download and Use Listen Everywhere App” Contact Gloria Young for additional information at president@grandcomputers.org. DECEMBER 14 • SATURDAY • SINGLES CLUB

DINING OUT

A special holiday dining out on a special night (NOTE SATURDAY NIGHT). Dining out will be held at the Eagle’s Nest Palm Room, Pebble Creek Resort, 16222 Clubhouse Dr. Goodyear, AZ 85338. Dessert to follow at Elizabeth’s for those attending the dinner. Please make your dinner selection from the three listed below and send your check to Elizabeth Haught at 17920 N Estrella Vista Dr Surprise AZ 85374 – NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 9 – CHECKS MUST BE PAYABLE TO ELIZABETH HAUGHT. All dinners include salad, rolls and butter roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and coffee. Prices include tax and tip. 1. Petit beef medallions $32.00; 2. Chicken picatta $26.06; 3. Vegetarian – stuffed crepes with herb roasted veggies topped with marinara $27.36. 5:30 pm | Pebble Creek Resort, Eagle’s Nest Palm Room

DECEMBER 15 • SUNDAY • SINGLES CLUB

HOLIDAY GALA IN MONTE CARLO

PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER MEETING

10 am | Palm Center, Phoenix Room

DECEMBER 18 • WEDNESDAY • SINGLES CLUB

GAME NIGHT

Bring your favorite game (scrabble, mah jongg, deck of cards and a shuffler for hand and foot, or any other game). Also bring your own soft drink. Host for this event is Nancy Dailey (623) 266-7017.. 6 pm | Cimarron Center

DECEMBER 19 • THURSDAY • SINGLES CLUB

POKER NIGHT

Your ticket includes pizza and game chips. Bring your own soft drink. Prizes for the top three winners. Beginners and guests of members are welcome. Hosted by Jan Clark (623) 810-2236 Rick Haskell (623) 810-5068. Get your $10 ticket by Monday, November 18. 6 pm | Cimarron Center

Our Holiday Gala will be held in the Kiva Room at the Sonoran Plaza. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Priscilla Rose Band. Enjoy the glamorous atmosphere of Monte Carlo with our own casino. A cash bar will be provided and you will be able to vie for prizes from your casino winnings. Tables will be set for 8 people – and everyone will have an assigned seat. Please remember to contact Nick Naselli at nicholasnaselli@ gmail.com to reserve your seat or table. Deadline for your ticket purchase is Monday December 9th. Tickets: $35 for members $55 for guests. Sharko’s will be catering the dinner buffet with Beef Short Ribs and Chicken Piccata and all the trimmings. Please contact Melanie Betts (612) 2757799 for event information.

DECEMBER 19 • THURSDAY • GRAND PHOTOS

DECEMBER 16 • MONDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

FREE | All Welcome | Chaparral Center Apache Room

“How to Avoid Being Scammed.Contact Susan Lucas for additional information at new2computers@grandcomputers.org

FLIGHT SIMULATOR SIG

5:30 pm | Sonoran Plaza

NEW TO COMPUTERS

10–11:30 am | Sonoran Plaza, Mesquite/Palms Room

PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAVELOGUE

A change of pace for travelogues. Gary Jann, a member of Grand Photos, will present two short shows. 1. The first features the annual kite festival in Lincoln City on Oregon’s coast. Gary capitalized on fantastic weather using both still photos and videos to portray a wide variety of colorful kite designs and sizes plus an example of the skill required to compete for prizes. 2. The second presentation is a compilation of photos concentrating on the color blue from trips to Asia, North America, Central America, and Europe. The show is accompanied by oldies tunes with the word “blue” in the title. Come enjoy the photos along with this trip down memory lane. DECEMBER 20 • FRIDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

Approaches and Landings. Contact Bill Homewood for additional information at Flight@grandcomputers.org

DECEMBER 16 • MONDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

2–3:30 pm | Chaparral Center, Apache Room

TBD Contact Ira Simmons for more information at Apple@ grandcomputers.org.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES SIG

APPLE SIG

3:30–5 pm | Chaparral Center, Hopi Room

DECEMBER 20 • FRIDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

“Listen Everywhere!” Contact Joe Parla for additional information at NewTech@grandcomputers.org

DECEMBER 17 & 30 • TUESDAY/MONDAY • GRAND PHOTOS

3:30–5 pm | Chaparrel Center, Computer Club Classroom

The hallmarks of high key are images that convey a sense of energy, lightness, and happiness due to the high proportion of whiteness in relation to the amount of mid and dark tones or shadows present in the image. A distraction-free background for a well detailed subject is also a hallmark of high key images. The high key style is appropriate for all photographic categories including landscape, nature, wildlife, portraits, and still life. This two-session class will include classroom review and practical exercises in

PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOWCASE

EXPERIMENTING IN HIGH-KEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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DECEMBER 20 • FRIDAY • GRAND PHOTO

A special holiday treat as Grand Photos members display an exceptional array of their favorite images of Arizona’s masterpiece, the iconic Grand Canyon that display its glorious seasonal manifestations. Join us for light refreshments as you enjoy the gallery. Guests and SCG residents are invited to this monthly Showcase social event. FREE | 1–3 pm | Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS DECEMBER 22–DECEMBER 29 • SUNDAY–SUNDAY • SHALOM CLUB

JANUARY 8 • WEDNESDAY • BRIDGE CLUB

After the lighting of the Menorah in front of the Chaparral Center we will sing traditional holiday songs and donuts will be served. First Candle – Sunday, December 22nd, 5:30 PM Second Candle – Monday, December 23rd, 5:30 PM Third Candle – Tuesday, December 24th, 5:30 PM Fourth Candle – Wednesday, December 25th, 5:30 PM Fifth Candle – Thursday, December 26th, 5:30 PM Sixth Candle – Friday, December 27th, 4:45 PM Seventh Candle – Saturday, December 28th, 6:15 PM Eighth Candle – Sunday, December 29th, 5:30 PM For information and questions, please contact Natalie Morrison at 623–518–3494. Free to all SCG Residents

The SCG Bridge Club plans to offer a BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS in January 2020. This class is for those who have never played Bridge or for those who played so long ago that they have forgotten the basics or even for those who play but want a review of the basics. The six-week class will be taught by Mitchell Weisberg. As a welcome to the wonderful world of bridge, the Bridge Club will provide the book for the class and will give new members their 2020 membership in the SCG Bridge Club. Sign up soon, space is limited. If interested, please contact BONNIE STORMS at Bonnie_Storms@yahoo.com or 623-444-7772.

2019 CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

FREE | Palm Court, Chaparral Center

DECEMBER 26 • THURSDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

DEVICES SIG

Apps Potpourri! For additional information, write to Devices@ grandcomputers.org 2:30–4 pm | Chaparral Center, Pima Room

DECEMBER 27 • FRIDAY • COMPUTERS CLUB

BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS

$59.00 | 9:15–11:15 am | Chaparral Center, Apache Room

JANUARY 8 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND HIKERS

INTRODUCTORY HIKE

Introduces new hikers and prospective members to desert hiking. Helps determine conditioning level and experience of “hiking-at-a-pace” in a club environment. Learn more about the club and membership. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack. Check start time at http:// www.scghikers.org/hikes/hikelist.php. More information at Club President president@scghikers.org, or Hike Director, hikedirector@scghikers.org Carpool fee $3 | Entry/parking fees $7 shared by all riders Circle up at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church on Clearview and Rim Drive

HAM RADIO SIG

JANUARY 8 & 16 • WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY • GRAND PHOTO

1–3 pm | Chaparral Center, Hopi Room

In this 2-session class learn quick, easy steps to better Smartphone photos including the basics of image composition. As a part of the class thegroup will participate in a mentored photo walk that enables participants to practice their new skills. There is the option of a third session to share photos from the photo walk. Sign up athttps://grandphotos.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration

“Locating a Dedicated Sun City Grand Ham Station (in Fire Department or Elsewhere). Contact Mark Heroux for additional information at hamsig@grandcomputers.org DECEMBER 28 • SATURDAY GRAND CENTRAL RAILROAD INTEREST GROUP

HOLIDAY NIGHT TRAIN RUN

The Grand Central Railroad Interest Group invites you to visit our railroadin-miniature any operating day, but especially for our upcoming Night Run. onSaturday, December 28, 2019starting at6 pm. The night runs provide a totally different experience with many of the buildings illuminated for the season and the lights on the moving trains are quite dramatic. This year, the Holiday Night Run will include a special attraction. We will be giving away a toy train to one lucky child. There will be a table set up by the layout where you can see the toy trains and get a free raffle ticket for your child or grandchild. The winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the night run. You do NOT have to be present to win. You will be called the next day. Also, free cookies will be provided. FREE | 6 pm | Train Station located outside the Chaparral Center by the Tennis Courts

JANUARY 4 • SATURDAY • STITCHERS

GRAND BOUTIQUE

The Grand Boutique has handcrafted items for you, your friends, and your home. Jewelry, hats, scarves, beaded dishes, embroidered and stitched clothes, towels and much, much more. Gifts for everyone on your list! 9 am–1 pm | Palm Center, Inside Stitchers Room

JANUARY 6 • MONDAY • GRAND HIKERS

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Interested hikers are welcome at our monthly general meetings, held first Mondays of the month. Learn more about the club, upcoming hikes and tips for more enjoyment and safety in your hikes. More information at Club President president@scghikers.org, or Hike Director, hikedirector@ scghikers.org. FREE | 3 pm | Cimarron Center, Agua Fria Room

BASIC SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

$15 non–members | Wed 7–9 pm | Thurs 1–3 pm Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

JANUARY 11 & 12 • SATURDAY & SUNDAY • GLASS ART CLUB

GLASS ART CLUB NEW MEMBER CLASS

The Grand Glass Arts Club is welcoming new members. Whether you aspire to make a beautiful stained-glass window for your home, design a mosaic masterpiece for your patio, or enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind fused glass gift, Grand Glass Arts encourages you to explore the world of glass art. The first step is to join the club by going to the website (www.grandglassarts. com) and ‘clicking on’ the Application tab or you may stop by the glass arts studio for a tour and complete your application then. Next, you will be contacted by the Education Co-chairs to schedule your New Member Class – a two-day orientation to glass arts during which you will complete your first glass art project! Contact Sue Allyn or Connie Tesar at education@ grandglassarts.com for additional information. JANUARY 12 • SUNDAY • SOFTBALL CLUB

SURPRISE POLICE VS FIRE-MEDICAL

The Police and Firemen will contest a double header. The SCG Softball Club is excited to hold this charity event. The Special Olympics, The 100 Club and The U.S. Marine Corps will be the recipients.. FREE | 11 am | Field of Dreams

JANUARY 13 & 27 • MONDAYS • MUSIC CLUB

ACOUSTICS INSTRUMENT GROUP

If you play the guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, ukulele, fiddle, conga/bongo drums, harmonica (any non–amplified, non–horn instrument), then this is the group for you. Come and play, sing and jam in a friendly and no pressure setting. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Cimarron Club Room. Please contact David Durham at 623–251–5301 or sonid@msn.com for more information. FREE | 1:30–3:30 pm | Cimarron Center

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CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS JANUARY 14 • TUESDAY • ARMED FORCES SUPPORT GROUP

FEBRUARY 1 • SATURDAY • STITCHERS

Check AFSG website for more info: scgarmedforcessupportgroup.org

The Grand Boutique has handcrafted items for you, your friends, and your home. Jewelry, hats, scarves, beaded dishes, embroidered and stitched clothes, towels and much, much more. Gifts for everyone on your list!

VETERANS COFFEE CHAT

8–9:30 am | Sonoran Plaza, Palo Verde

JANUARY 14 & 21 • TUESDAY • GRAND PHOTO

COMPOSITION-LINES

This year Grand Photos is offering a series of classes in the composition of photographs using the elements of design (line, shape, form, color, space, texture and value). We hope to engage the participants to think more about the creation of their images using these elements as we look closer at each one of them. January’s class will focus on “lines”. First, we will look at some basic questions regarding lines such as what they are, where do you see them, different types of lines and their impact and emotion on an image. The second session will be a sharing of photographs participants have taken after exploring the use of “lines” Sign up athttps://grandphotos.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration $15 non–members | 10–12 pm | Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

JANUARY 16 • THURSDAY • GRAND PHOTO

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S SECOND CITY

Poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago “The City of Big Shoulders” and “Hog Butcher to the World”. This presentation is a departure from past travelogues as it depicts an essay of Street Photography of America’s Second City. John Wolff will visit various ethnic neighborhoods, some of its people, the beauty of the lakefront attractions, architecture and skyline, the vibrancy of the City at night as well as the grit of its underbelly. All of this is accompanied by a poignant musical soundtrack. Free | all welcome | 7 pm | Chaparral Center, Apache Room

JANUARY 22 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND PHOTO

PHOTO PROCESSING WITH SNAPSEED AND TOUCH RETOUCH

Learn how to process your Smartphone or tablet pictures using two free apps “Snapseed” and “Touch Retouch”. Basic techniques and workflow will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to process your photos with the guidance of mentors. Sign up athttps://grandphotos.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration $10 non–members | 1–3 pm | Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

JANUARY 27 • MONDAY • GOLF-MENS 18 HOLE

ANNUAL MEETING BANQUET

5–8 pm | Sonoran Plaza, Sagebrush Ballroom

JANUARY 28–TUESDAY • FEBRUARY 3 & 11–MONDAY/TUESDAY GRAND PHOTO

GRAND BOUTIQUE

9–1 pm | Palm Center, Inside Stitchers Room

FEBRUARY 4 • TUESDAY • MUSIC CLUB

PIANO CONNECTION

The Piano Connection is a fun gathering the 1st Tuesday, October to May for pianists and singers of all levels and musical interests to come together in a relaxed setting. It is a comfortable way to get over stage fright, play and sing for others or just come and enjoy the impromptu music. We encourage people to come and play unusual instruments. We have wine and cheese afterwards which is a great chance to meet new musical friends.Please contact Barbara McCormack for more information at 623–374–4533. FEBRUARY 10 & 24 • MONDAYS • MUSIC CLUB

ACOUSTICS INSTRUMENT GROUP

If you play the guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, ukulele, fiddle, conga/bongo drums, harmonica (any non–amplified, non–horn instrument), then this is the group for you. Come and play, sing and jam in a friendly and no pressure setting. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Cimarron Club Room. Please contact David Durham at 623–251–5301 or sonid@msn.com for more information. FREE | 1:30–3:30 pm | Cimarron Center

FEBRUARY 11 • TUESDAY • ARMED FORCES SUPPORT GROUP

VETERANS COFFEE CHAT

Check AFSG website for more info: scgarmedforcessupportgroup.org 8–9:30 am | Sonoran Plaza, Palo Verde

FEBRUARY 22 • SATURDAY • STITCHERS

QUILT SHOW

Whether you love to quilt or have a quilt you love, this exceptional quilt show will be a feast for your eyes and a joy in your heart. There’s something about a quilt that makes everyone smile, evokes warm memories, and adds a glow to your day. Come see the 100’s of quilts on display, right here in Sun City Grand at the Chaparral Center. The 2020 Cactus Needle Quilt show will feature wool appliquéd, embroidered, paper pieced, scrappy and not so scrappy, free motion quilted and pantograph perfect, and more quilts for you to enjoy, all created by members of the Grand Stitchers. There will also be a special display of antique quilts and those from a Featured Quilter. Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, your partners, your grandkids. There’s something for everyone at a quilt show. 9 am–4 pm | Chaparral Center, Hopi/Pima/Apache Rooms

TABLETOP PHOTOGRAPHY

Tabletop photography, also known as still life, is photography you can do in your home at any time. In the first session we will cover how to select and set up your tabletop, background, subject and light source(s). Learn about color, texture, lighting, and selecting and staging appropriate subjects. The second session is a collaboration with the Studio Lighting Special Interest Group who will help you “light “your tabletop. The third session, you are encouraged to bring a flash drive with 2 or 3 still life photos to share. Sign up athttps://grandphotos.org/Classes Free with membership and badge ($26) prior to registration $15 non–memberss | Tuesdays 10–12 pm | Monday 1–4 pm Village Center, Grand Photos Studio

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COMMUNITY SPECIAL EVENTS EVERY DAY IN DECEMBER

HARRAHS AK-CHIN BUS TRIP

Sun City Grand Pick-up times will be 8:45 AM and 12:45 PM Daily. We ask that our guest be at the pick-up location 10 minutes early. This is a complementary bus, there is no fee required to ride. When you arrive to the Harrah’s Ak-Chin we give each guest a paddle worth $10 in Slot Play that they cash in at the main cage cashier. The guest must have valid ID and Caesars Reward Card to receive the $10 in Slot Play. Hurry to make your reservations call 480-649-6306. This bus lines runs twice a day, seven days a week 365 days a year. We hope you, your family and friends will join us! Questions please call 480-649-6306 or visit the activities desk. FREE   | Daily 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 pm  |  Bus will depart Harrahs Ak-Chin 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  |  Sonoran Plaza Parking Lot

DECEMBER 3 & 17 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

KARAOKE NIGHT

EVERY DAY IN JANUARY HARRAHS AK-CHIN BUS TRIP

Sun City Grand Pick-up times will be 8:45 AM and 12:45 PM Daily. We ask that our guest be at the pick-up location 10 minutes early. This is a complementary bus, there is no fee required to ride. When you arrive to the Harrah’s Ak-Chin we give each guest a paddle worth $10 in Slot Play that they cash in at the main cage cashier. The guest must have valid ID and Caesars Reward Card to receive the $10 in Slot Play. Hurry to make your reservations call 480-649-6306. This bus lines runs twice a day, seven days a week 365 days a year. We hope you, your family and friends will join us! Questions please call 480-649-6306 or visit the activities desk. FREE   | Daily 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 pm  |  Bus will depart Harrahs Ak-Chin 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  |  Sonoran Plaza Parking Lot

JANUARY 4 • SATURDAY • GRAND EVENT We will host Grand Karaoke for you, our residents. Come out and enjoy the MARKET AT GRAND evening with music, friends and fun! We hope to see you there! FREE | Doors Open 5 p.m. | Cash Bar/Event 5:30–8:30 p.m. | Palm Center Lobby The Market at Grand is an open-air market right in your own backyard. Purchase produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • GRAND EVENT your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Market MARKET AT GRAND The Market at Grand is an open-air market right in your own backyard. at Grand creates a community gathering place by supporting small farmers Purchase produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow and the businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produces your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Market at products for the local community. Support our Sun City Grand clubs and Grand creates a community gathering place by supporting small farmers and visit their studios for unique resident made arts and crafts available for the businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produces products purchase. for the local community. Support our Sun City Grand clubs and visit their FREE | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Palm Center Parking Area & Village Center studios for unique resident made arts and crafts available for purchase. JANUARY 14 & 28 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT FREE |  9 a.m.–1 p.m.  |  Palm Center Parking Area & Village Center DECEMBER 11 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND EVENT

KARAOKE NIGHT

FREE |  3:30 p.m. Cash Bar  |  3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Event  |  Village Center

GRAND MOVIE SERIES - DOWNTON ABBY

We will host Grand Karaoke for you, our residents. Come out and enjoy the Join us and celebrate with your family, friends and neighbors, a kickoff to evening with music, friends and fun! We hope to see you there! the holiday season. Live music, food and specialty beverages to celebrate FREE | Doors Open 5 p.m., Cash Bar/Event 5:30–8:30 p.m. | Palm Center holiday cheer! Creating a Grand tradition with the announcing of our Lobby Holiday Lights Contest Winners. Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! JANUARY 17 • FRIDAY • GRAND EVENT Additional information to follow in our November issue.

HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

Experience the unique Grand Movie Series inside the comfort of the Sagebrush Ballroom as we feature award winning movies. We bring the ROCK THE NEW YEAR—NYE 2019 It’s right around the corner…2020 is upon us! Join us for a New Year movie theatre to you with giant viewing screens, tiered seating and even celebration and Rock the red carpet! Keep an eye out for more information free popcorn. Grand Café is open for additional movie snacks, soda and regarding our upcoming NYE Celebration in SCG. We’ll have live music, even a limited bar. Limited seating available, first come first serve. Doors do not open until 12:30 p.m. food and fun – you don’t want to miss this event! DECEMBER 31 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

FREE |  3:30 p.m. Cash Bar  |  3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Event  |  Village Center

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COMMUNITY SPECIAL EVENTS EVERY DAY IN FEBRUARY HARRAHS AK-CHIN BUS TRIP

FEBRUARY 12, 19 & 26 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND EVENT

Sun City Grand Pick-up times will be 8:45 AM and 12:45 PM Daily. We ask that our guest be at the pick-up location 10 minutes early. This is a complementary bus, there is no fee required to ride. When you arrive to the Harrah’s Ak-Chin we give each guest a paddle worth $10 in Slot Play that they cash in at the main cage cashier. The guest must have valid ID and Caesars Reward Card to receive the $10 in Slot Play. Hurry to make your reservations call 480-649-6306. This bus lines runs twice a day, seven days a week 365 days a year. We hope you, your family and friends will join us! Questions please call 480-649-6306 or visit the activities desk. FREE   | Daily 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 pm  |  Bus will depart Harrahs Ak-Chin 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  |  Sonoran Plaza Parking Lot

Food trucks, live music, cash bar and drink specials from the Grand Café! Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, meet your neighbors, make new friends! FREE | 3 p.m.–6 p.m. | Village Center

FEBRUARY 11 & 25 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

KARAOKE NIGHT

We will host Grand Karaoke for you, our residents. Come out and enjoy the evening with music, friends and fun! We hope to see you there! FREE | Doors Open 5 p.m., Cash Bar/Event 5:30–8:30 p.m. | Palm Center Lobby

FEBRUARY 21 • FRIDAY • GRAND EVENT

GRAND MOVIE SERIES - THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

FEBRUARY 1 • SATURDAY • GRAND EVENT

MARKET AT GRAND

WINE DOWN

The Market at Grand is an open-air market right in your own backyard. Purchase produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Market at Grand creates a community gathering place by supporting small farmers and the businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produces products for the local community. Support our Sun City Grand clubs and visit their studios for unique resident made arts and crafts available for purchase.

Experience the unique Grand Movie Series inside the comfort of the Sagebrush Ballroom as we feature award winning movies. We bring the movie theatre to you with giant viewing screens, tiered seating and even free popcorn. Grand Café is open for additional movie snacks, soda and even a limited bar. Limited seating available, first come first serve. Doors do not open until 12:30 p.m. FREE | Doors Open at 12:30 p.m. | Movie begins at 1pm Sagebrush Ballroom

FREE | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Palm Center Parking Area & Village Center

SUN CITY GRAND MEN’S 18 HOLE GOLF CLUB

ANNUAL MEETING ENJOY GOLF, FRIENDSHIPS & FUN BANQUET The SCG Men’s 18-Hole Golf Club welcomes resident golfers to JANUARY 27 join our club, test your golf skills, make new friends and compete for weekly prize money in 18-hole golf tournaments.

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BREAKFAST $10 per person

TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EVENT. MUST SHOW TICKET FOR BREAKFAST.

8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite Price includes music, fresh omelettes prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Come at your leisure, breakfast is served until 10:15 am

MONDAY

DECEMBER 18 3-5 PM PALM CENTER PATIO

$5 PER PERSON ATTENDEES ONLY

THAT'S RIGHT, A FASHION SHOW COMPETITION FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS AND THEIR ADMIRERS. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Ticket sales

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AUDIENCE MEMBERS

Enjoy the afternoon looking at one of the best views in Sun City Grand as you awe over several pooches dressed up in holiday fashion. The Palm Center back patio will transform into a full runway with plenty of music to get those legs and tails moving while you sit back with a glass of wine. Each dog will strut down the runway with their owner as you vote on your favorite dressed-up dog and decide who will win the competition! Audience members do need to purchase a ticket, and please note that only participating dogs are allowed to attend the event, so please leave your dogs at home. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so please get tickets while they last. A cash bar will be available.

DOG PARTICIPANTS & OWNERS

Calling all adorable dogs and their owners to participate in our Holiday Pet Fashion Contest. We are looking for 30 dogs to dress up in any holiday outfit and strut their stuff down the runway with their owner. All participants do not need to purchase tickets to the event and will receive a goodie bag for their participation, and one will be crowned the winner! Please contact Adam Nunez at Adam.nunez@scgcam.com or 623-546-7426 to register or for more information.

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 SCG SCG residents partner with professional dancers to learn a 90-second ballroom dance routine, add in a hilarious judging panel, and you get a show that will make you laugh, cheer, sing and laugh some more! The best part is the audience votes for who will win and take home the coveted mirror ball trophy! Presented by the Utah Ballroom Dance Company. Our local SCG residents will be announced soon! $20/person | 6 p.m. Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza Ballroom Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. DECEMBER 3 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

RISE AND SHINE BREAKFAST

Price includes music, fresh omelets prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Must show ticket for breakfast. $10/pp |  8:30 a.m–10:30 a.m.  |  Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite

DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT

SCG TRIVIA NIGHT—SOLD OUT

FREE | 6 p.m. Trivia Starts | 5:30 p.m. Doors Open | Sagebrush Ballroom

DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT

ELF THE MUSICAL AT AZ BROADWAY

Cotton–Headed Ninnymuggins! Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who, as a baby, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. When his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find The World’s Greatest Dad and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember There Is a Santa Claus. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf! $85/pp | 4:30 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area Dinner 5:30 p.m. Performance 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP

SHOPPING—SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE

Join us for a fun day of shopping at a favorite shopping destination in the Valley! Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale shopping mall with highend department stores & retailers, plus restaurants. $25/pp | 8:30 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area 3:30 p.m. Bus Departs Shopping Center

DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • FREE SPIRIT

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS AND MILL AVE FAIR

Visit the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and live entertainment throughout. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE

This country western dance welcomes popular western entertainer, J. David Sloan and Western Bred. Western Bred features J David Sloan. A country music icon and owner of the legendary Mr. Lucky’s, J David Sloan and Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the 1980’s.  In addition, there will be a free, one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson from 6 to 7 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.suncitygrand. com  or at the Activities Desk.  For further information contact Earlene at 623-544-3602. $10/person | 6–7 p.m. Arizona 2–Step lesson | 7–10 p.m. Dancing Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT

PRESCOTT CHRISTMAS PARADE AND LUNCH

A warm hospitality room will be provided in between the end of the Parade and the lighting of the Courthouse Square. Drive through the light display in Prescott Valley on the way home. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT

ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE AND DINNER—CANCELLED $99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 7 & 8 • SATURDAY & SUNDAY • MUSIC CLUB

GRAND SINGERS AND CHORALE 2019 HOLIDAY CONCERT—SOLD OUT

Saturday | $12/pp | 7 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza Sunday    | $12/pp | 3 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 7–8 • SATURDAY–SUNDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

LAKE HAVASU CITY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & BOAT PARADE

Day One: Kick off your holiday season with this spirited trip to Lake Havasu City!  We’ll head northwest with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to Bouse, Arizona, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self.  Back on the bus we’ll explore a remarkable stretch of western Arizona as we make our way to Lake Havasu City.  We’ll check into the Hampton Inn—the most beautiful hotel in town after a recent nine-million-dollar renovation.  We’ll take time for a refresh before heading to Cha-Bones, voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the state of Arizona.  We’ll arrive at Cha-Bones in plenty of time to enjoy their fabulous Happy Hour, on self.  Take advantage of specially priced cocktails, beer and wine, along with half-price appetizers—TAPAS!—20 different Spanish inspired smallplates.  Make it a meal or order an entrée from a menu that offers seafood brought in daily, hand-trimmed Angus beef and handcrafted scratch pizzas.  Later we’ll stroll under the world-famous London Bridge and explore the walkway to enjoy 500,000 lights and settle in to experience the 37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, repeatedly awarded one of the top 100 events in the US.  Approximately 50 wildly decorated boats will cruise through the Bridgewater Channel, delighting the cozily dressed crowds along the shoreline.   Day Two:  Breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Oatman, a living ghost town on old Route 66.  This crazy town began as a mining tent camp over 100 years ago, but quickly became a flourishing gold mining center in 1915, when two miners struck a tenmillion-dollar gold find.  Mining in Oatman was short lived, but Oatman survived by catering to travelers on “The Mother Road.”  The town nearly died when the route became what is now Interstate 40.  Today tame burros roam the streets, descendants of the early mining burros.  Make sure to check out the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned in 1939. Later we’ll head for home with a stop for lunch on self and plenty of great sightseeing along the way.  This affordable holiday tour offers so much—don’t miss it!  *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $299/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request) Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. DECEMBER 9 • MONDAY • GRAND TRIP

PHOENIX SUNS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Phoenix Suns basketball as they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Relax in the comfort of the Talking Stick Arena.Seats are located in section 111. $82/pp | 4:30 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area. | Game Begins at 7 p.m.

who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $95/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 9 • MONDAY • FREE SPIRIT

DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • FREE SPIRIT

The magical, colorful sights and sounds of the Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More then 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. Dinner at Organ Stop Pizza is also included. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

When was the last time you went Dashing through the Desert? Experience the ZoomTown Lights at the ISM Phoenix Raceway. This will include more than 300 displays that use more than three million LED lights to transform ISM Raceway into a winter wonderland. Dinner is included before continuing to World of Lights, featuring light displays from around the world. Finally, one of the most spectacular neighborhood displays is included *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

ZOO LIGHTS AND DINNER

$99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 12 • THURSDAY • DANCE CLUB

MONTHLY LINE DANCE SOCIAL

TRIFECTA OF LIGHTS AND DINNER

$125/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

Can’t get enough dancing? Then come join Brenda Thomason as she leads dancers in a lively evening of beginners through intermediate line dancing.  DECEMBER 14 • SATURDAY • MUSIC CLUB The contact person for for October is Kathy at 623-444-9236 or kslarson8@ DESERT DIVAS CHRISTMAS CONCERT—SOLD OUT cox.net for additional information.  Tickets are available online at www. $12/pp | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza suncitygrand.com, the Activities Desk or at the door.  Everyone is welcome. DECEMBER 15 • SUNDAY • GRAND TRIP $5/person | 6:30–9:30 p.m. Dancing | Cimarron Center DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

HOLIDAY BALLROOM DANCE

This month’s social ballroom dance features the return of one of our favorites, Manuel Dorantes.   Manuel is recognized as the foremost keyboard player in the valley and is particularly adept at adapting music to dance tempos.   He has a repertoire of hundreds of danceable tunes including foxtrots, rumbas, waltz, cha-cha, tango, and swing. This is one of our two dress up ballroom events, so think holiday and festive clothing.  Dress code:  Jackets preferred, no jeans, shorts, or flip flops.   For information about ballroom dances contact Charlie at 623-282-8419 or ScgBallroom@ cox.net.   Tickets may purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the SCG Activities Desk.  Call for tickets at the door. Snacks and soft drinks welcome.   $10 per person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7– 10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP

BARLEENS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS—SOLD OUT $62/person | 4:00 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area Doors Open 5:15 p.m. | Dinner 6:30 p.m. | Show Begins 7:30 p.m.

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FORT VERDE HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR

Experience a wintry holiday evening through the eyes of frontier soldiers and their families at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Once a base for General Crook’s army scouts and soldiers, Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men and scouts.  Now a State Park, Fort Verde is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona.  Several of the original buildings still stand, including three historic house museums, furnished in the 1880’s period.  We’ll enjoy a candlelight tour of the Officer’s quarters, all decked out in Victorian style Christmas decorations, led by a tour guide in period clothing.  We’ll arrive in Camp Verde early enough to grab some dinner on self, with a couple of different restaurants to choose from. Don’t miss this charming tour! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons 64

THE NUTCRACKER AT AZ BALLET

Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as she battles mischievous mice and charms the Sugar Plum Fairy. With 150 performers, 100,000 Swarovski crystals, and Tchaikovsky’s cherished score performed live, Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker is the best way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family! $100/person | 11 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area

DECEMBER 17 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

TAD PRESENTS: SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS— AMERICAN IDOL EDITION—SOLD OUT

$20/pp Front of House   |   $17/pp Back of House Evening Show  |   6:30 p.m. Cash Bar   |   7 p.m. Performance  |   Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 18 • WEDNESDAY • PALM CENTER EVENT

HOLIDAY PET FASHION CONTEST

Audience Members: Enjoy an afternoon looking at one of the best views in Sun City Grand as you awe over several pooches dressed up holiday gear. The Palm Center back patio will transform into a full runway with plenty of music to get those legs and tails moving while you sit back with a glass of wine. Each dog will strut down the runway with their owner as audience members vote on their favorite and decide who will win the competition! We are asking audience members not to bring their dogs as space is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door so please get tickets while they last. Cash Bar will be available. Dog Participants & Owners: Calling all adorable dogs to participate in our Holiday Pet Fashion Contest. We are looking for 30 dogs to dress up in any holiday outfit and strut their stuff down the runway. All participants will receive goodie bags and one will be crowned winner! Please contact Adam Nunez at adam.nunez@scgcam.com or 623-546-7426 for more information. $5   |  3p.m. Doors Open – 5p.m.   |    Palm Center Patio

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. DECEMBER 19 • THURSDAY • MUSIC CLUB

DECEMBER 20 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

David Durham and several members of the SCG Acoustic Instrument Group will once again be filling the Sonoran Ballroom with the lively and fun sounds of an old fashioned Hootenanny (sing along!!) This will be the traditional holiday version with the first half of the show featuring many of your favorite 50’s and 60’s sing-a-longs – folk, western and rock & roll. The second half will be holiday-themed songs, some traditional and some humorous.  As usual, this will be a spirited event with song lyrics shown on the three overhead screens.  The accompaniment will be provided by guitars, mandolins, bass, harmonica and drum.  The AIG voices, along with yours – will make for one lively evening of song.  All of the previous Hootenanny’s have sold out quickly, and this one will, as well – get your tickets soon and get ready to sing! For more information, contact David at 623-251-530l Tickets may be purchased online at www. scgrandmusiclub.com or www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk (Open M-F  8am – 4 pm)

Formerly known as the Monthly Variety Dance, this holiday dance features our most popular artist, Thaddeus Rose.   Celebrate the holiday season with SCG family and friends by dancing to your favorite songs from the 50s to the 90s.  Reserved seating.  No refunds.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the Activities Office. For further information contact:  Louise at 623-680-2056..

HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY

$12/pp | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 19–20 • THURSDAY–FRIDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

HOLIDAY GLITTER ROCK AND SWING DANCE

$10/person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7–10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

DECEMBER 21 • SATURDAY • MUSIC CLUB

THE CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB PRESENTS: WINTER WONDERLAND—SOLD OUT

$20/pp | 6 p.m. Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance | Cimarron Center

DECEMBER 24 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT DURANT’S—SOLD OUT $135/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

DECEMBER 31 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE SILVER STAR THEATRE

The Silver Star is Arizona’s premier dinner & show venue. This multimillion-dollar facility features tiered seating with unobstructed views Day One:  We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies on and state of the art sound and lighting.  We’ve reserved great seats front our way to Palm Springs—a beautiful oasis, rich with Hollywood history, and center for the best New Year’s Eve party in the Valley!  The Grande great food, luxurious hotels and so much more!  Our adventure kicks Buffet will feature a prime rib carving station, along with a twenty-five off with a journey along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, on item salad bar, many lovely side dishes, and a variety of scrumptious the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram entrées.  We’ll top it all off with a big slice of chocolate cake and car.  We’ll be transported to the pristine wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto Starbucks coffee.   A full bar service is also available, but not included.  State Park, while enjoying spectacular views of the valley floor below.  The show will be a fast-paced, high energy, extended version of the At an elevation of 8,516 feet, we’ll reach the Mountain Station, offering Rhythm Cat’s variety shows—the songs we all know and love.  We’ll a natural history museum, observation deck, gift shops, two restaurants countdown to midnight with the East Coast—10 p.m. our time—when where we’ll enjoy lunch on self, and more.  Late afternoon we’ll we’ll toast in the New Year with complimentary champagne!  This New check into the Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive, in the heart of exciting Year’s Eve celebration is going to be foot stompin’ fun and we hope you’ll downtown Palm Springs.  We’ll relax and refresh before heading out to come with us! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. enjoy Villagefest—the exciting Palm Springs Street Fair—promising to This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can be all the more festive just one week before Christmas.  Browse hundreds accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not of booths offering art, jewelry and unique food.  Join the locals people- recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide watching from the sidewalk cafes, or shop along Palm Canyon Drive.  assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over Shops, galleries and restaurants stay open late, and we’ll enjoy dinner unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up on self in a town that is famously FOODIE!  This festival is a complete locations subject to change per tour vendor. $129/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area blast, attracting thousands of visitors!   Day Two:  We’ll enjoy a relaxed breakfast on self, at the hotel, or at the DECEMBER 31 • TUESDAY • DANCE CLUB downtown restaurant of your choice.  After breakfast it’s bags out and a NEW YEAR’S EVE VARIETY DANCE—SOLD OUT step-on guide from Palm Springs Celebrity Tours will join us on our bus $25/pp | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7–10 p.m. Dancing | Cimarron Center to explore “Hollywood’s Playground.”  We’ll visit famous neighborhoods, legendary secret spots and the homes of stars like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, Liberace and dozens more.  We’ll journey into areas that are restricted to motorcoaches and enjoy the “Valley’s Best Date Shake” compliments of Celebrity Tours.  Afterwards we’ll grab a quick lunch in Palm Springs before heading for home, with plenty of great stops along the way.  This is a fantastic Holiday Getaway and we hope you’ll join us!  *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide n n assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up and much more locations subject to change per tour vendor.

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. JANUARY 2 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT

SCG TRIVIA NIGHT—SOLD OUT

FREE | 6 p.m. Trivia Starts | 5:30 p.m. Doors Open | Sagebrush Ballroom

JANUARY 4 • SATURDAY • MUSIC CLUB

THE MUSIC CLUB’S GRAND CABARET AT THE SONORAN PLAZA PRESENTS: MARIO CARBONI & NORM HAMLET

Mario Carboni has been one of the Cimarron Nightclub’s favorite performers for several years. Now the “Honky Tonk Rebel” brings his best performance to the Sonoran ballroom stage. And for this show, he’s proud to be joined by Norm Hamlet, Merle Haggard’s longtime bandleader and Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Inductee. In addition to great vocals, Mario’s unique show includes him playing the trumpet with one hand while his other hand flies over the piano keys honky-tonk style. These two professional musicians are currently touring with this show and the Grand is lucky that they have found time in their schedule to do a show for us. Purchase tickets online at: www.scgrandmusicclub.com; www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk (Open M-F - 8am-4pm) $20/pp | 6 pm Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 6 & 7 • MONDAY & TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

2020 GRAND SERIES: BROADWAY CLASSICS—SOLD OUT $20/person Front of House | $17/person Back of House                   Evening Shows | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance $20/person Front of House | $17/person Back of House                    Matinee Shows | 3:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 4 p.m. Performance                    Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 8 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND TRIP

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL FEEL LOVE WITH THIS BRAND NEW TOUR

Discover the story of disco icon Donna Summer in what The Hollywood Reporter is calling “Pure Bliss”; an “ebullient era in music” that gives “the trailblazing songstress her rightful place in pop culture.” Summer documents her record-breaking success, stormy career and relationships through 20 of her successive hits including “She Works Hard for the Money”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, and “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)”, and has been praised as being not just a celebration of Summer, but of women as a whole. $85/pp |  5:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area                                  Bus Departs the Gammage at the end of the performance

JANUARY 9 • THURSDAY • DANCE CLUB

MONTHLY LINE DANCE PARTY

Can’t get enough dancing? Then come join Brenda Thomason as she leads dancers in a lively evening of beginners through intermediate line dancing.  Call Kathy at 623-444-9236 or kslarson8@cox.net for additional information.  Tickets are available online at www.suncitygrand.com,  the Activities Desk or at the door.  Everyone is welcome. $5/person | 6:30–9:30 p.m. Dancing | Cimarron Center

JANUARY 9-11 • THURSDAY–SATURDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

HAVASU BALLOON FESTIVAL

Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, on our way to Quartzsite for lunch on self.  After lunch we’ll sightsee our way to beautiful Lake Havasu City.  We’ll check into the recently remodeled Hampton Inn, just blocks from the balloon grounds—our headquarters for the next two nights.  We’ll take some time for a refresh before heading out to enjoy the Glow Spectacular, so dramatic—officially kicking off the Havasu Balloon Festival!  You will not want to miss this opening event, as pilots ignite the burners of their tethered balloons simultaneously and they glow like enormous holiday ornaments.  Later we’ll enjoy dinner on self at Shugrue’s, offering stunning views of the Bridgewater Channel and the world-famous London Bridge.  Shugrue’s is an American grill, known for

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their seafood and chops, but they also serve burgers, salads, a daily special and so much more. Later still, we’ll enjoy a free evening. Day Two: Breakfast is included at the hotel.  After breakfast we’ll travel the short distance to the balloon field for the breathtaking Mass Ascension— an early morning launch of hundreds of balloons—the most amazing display of sound and color!  Afterwards we’ll explore all that this exciting festival has to offer, including tethered balloon rides, an antique & classic car show, arts & crafts show, food vendors booths, live music and so much more. The bus will be available to shuttle from the balloon field to the hotel and back throughout the day.  As the sun sets, we’ll rally again to enjoy dinner on self at Javelina Cantina—offering fantastic Sonoran style Mexican food and wildly creative margaritas!  Weather permitting, we’ll relax on the large outdoor patio dining area. After dinner we’ll enjoy a free evening.   Day Three:  We’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, included, and then it’s bags out and we’ll head for one of Arizona’s most interesting ghost towns— Oatman!  This crazy town began as a mining tent camp over 100 years ago, but quickly became a flourishing gold mining center in 1915, when two miners struck a ten-million-dollar gold find!  Mining in Oatman was short lived, but Oatman survived by catering to travelers on old U.S. Route 66.  The town nearly died when the route became what is now Interstate 40.  Today tame burros roam the streets, descendants of the early mining burros.  We’ll check out the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned in 1939.  Early afternoon we’ll be back on the road, enjoying plenty of great sightseeing and lunch on self along the way.  The Havasu Balloon Festival just keeps getting bigger and better every year.  Don’t wait to make your reservations, as hotel rooms in Lake Havasu City are very limited the weekend of this popular festival!  *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $599/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request) Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 10 • FRIDAY • GRAND EVENT

PHOENIX SYMPHONY – TRIBUTE TO SONDHEIM AND WEBBER—SOLD OUT $76/person | 6 p.m. | Sonoran Parking area

JANUARY 10 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE

This country western dance welcomes Danny Walls and John Bishop with Western Bred. Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the 1980’s and regularly fills the ballroom here in Grand. In addition, there will be a free, one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson from 6 to 7 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Cash bar.  Snacks and soft drinks welcome. Tickets are on sale at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk.  For further information contact Earlene at 623-544-3602 $10/person | 6–7 pm Arizona 2–Step lesson | 7–10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 11 • SATURDAY • DANCE CLUB

GRIDIRON MANIA, A ROCK AND SWING DANCE

Celebrate the football season with The Rhythm Edition Band. The 7-piece Rhythm Edition Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the valley for more than 20 years and is a sell out here in Grand. The band features classic rock, R&B, Motown and the Top 40. With five lead singers they can play a wide range of musical styles. Rhythm Edition has performed for numerous local events that include Tempe Town Lakes 4th. of July celebration, PIR 4th. of July celebration 2006, Glendale Glitters for 4 years in a row, Ostrich Festival, City of Gilbert New Years Eve Party, City of Glendale New Years Eve Party, City of Surprise Festival, City of Good Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com


TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. Year Festival, Apache Gold Casino, Cliff Castle Casino and Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino, Lone Butte Casino, Wild Horse Pass as well as corporate events and nightclubs around the Valley. The band has opened for such national artists as Steppen Wolf, Marshall Tucker Band, Grassroots and the Turtles. Tickets may be purchased online at  www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Office. For further information contact:  Louise at 623680-2056. $10/person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7–10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 11 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT

DOLLY STEAMBOAT, APACHELAND, AND LUNCH

Travel the scenic, winding, trail to Canyon Lake, framed by giant saguaro cacti and board the Dolly Steamboat for a 90 minute narrated cruise of the secluded waterways of the “Junior Grand Canyon”. Apacheland Days, Tortilla Flats, and lunch are also included. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $125/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 11 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP

SHOPPING – IKEA

Join us for a fun day of shopping at a favorite shopping destination in the Valley! IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, among other useful goods and occasionally home services. It has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. $25/pp  |  9:30 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area 3:00 p.m. Bus Departs Shopping Center

JANUARY 12 • SUNDAY • GRAND TRIP

PHOENIX SUNS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Phoenix Suns basketball as they beat the Charlotte Hornets. Relax in the comfort of the Talking Stick Arena.Seats are located in section 105. $82/pp | 4:30 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area. | Game Begins at 6 p.m.

JANUARY 13 & 14 • MONDAY & TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

2020 GRAND SERIES: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER—SOLD OUT $20/person Front of House | $17/person Back of House                   Evening Shows | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance $20/person Front of House | $17/person Back of House                    Matinee Shows | 3:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 4 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 15 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND TRIP

BARRETT JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Barrett Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts in the world. $65/person | 9 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Lot 4 p.m. Bus Departs Barrett Jackson

JANUARY 16 • THURSDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

CABARET AT HERBERGER THEATRE

Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer, at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically. For all the exuberant song and dance, the most powerful aspect of Cabaret remains the political wallop that it delivers. The horror gains momentum around them, as too many Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

characters stay locked in denial or self-interest. At its core, Cabaret is a devastating critique of apathy, and a clever and terrifying look at totalitarianism. Cabaret’s powerful story remains remarkably timely nearly 80 years after Isherwood’s original stories were published, which is why the piece continues to resonate with audiences more than 50 years after it debuted. “…a masterpiece of musical theatre” Chicago Tribune  We’re heading into downtown Phoenix to the fabulous Herberger Theatre, to enjoy Cabaret, produced by Arizona Theatre Company.  ATC has been performing full seasons in both Tucson and Phoenix since 1983, more than 280 plays in its decades-long history.  We’ll enjoy lunch on self before the show at The Strand Urban Italian, located just blocks from the Herberger in CityScape.  The Strand’s moderately priced lunch menu offers traditional Italian in a contemporary setting.  This is going to be a great day out!  We hope you’ll join us. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $118/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 17–19 • FRIDAY–SUNDAY • MUSIC CLUB

CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB SWITCHBACK—SOLD OUT

$10/person |  6:30 p.m. Cash Bar  | 7–10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

JANUARY 22 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND EVENT

RISE AND SHINE BREAKFAST

Price includes music, fresh omelets prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Must show ticket for breakfast. $10/pp | 8:30–10:30 a.m. | Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite

JANUARY 23 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT

HAPPY HOUR @ THE CHAPARRAL CENTER

Are you up for Happy Hour? Please join us as we relax, have some fun and enjoy some great company. Light music, cash bar, food available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you all there! Ticket price includes one drink ticket. $5/person | 5–7 p.m. | Chaparral Center

JANUARY 24 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP

BARLEENS VARIETY SPECTACULAR—SOLD OUT $62/person |  4 p.m.  |  Sonoran Plaza Parking area

JANUARY 24 & 25 • FRIDAY & SATURDAY • MUSIC CLUB

THE SCG MUSIC CLUB IS PLEASED TO PRESENT: THE SALTY DAWGS AND FRIENDS

The Salty Dawgs” are a Sun City Grand folk music group, comprised of David Durham, Don Bollard, Patrick Watts, Jan Huber and Mike Bastien. They have entertained many enthusiastic audiences around the West Valley, but this will be their first time headlining a show at the Sonoran Ballroom. Their music is largely from the time of the Kingston Trio, with some original tunes thrown in – and a lot of it you will be able to sing along with. They will be joined by guest appearances from “The Sun City Boys,” “The Ukulele Divas” and “The Bluegrass Boys.” These guys – and their friends – know how to have fun with their music and you will leave this show with a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Purchase Tickets at Activities Desk (Open M-F, 8AM to 4 PM)or Online www. scgrandmusicclub.com $12/pp | 6 p.m. Cash Bar | 6:30pm Doors Open | 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. JANUARY 25 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT

9TH ANNUAL ARIZONA BALLOON CLASSIC AND DINNER

Travel to Goodyear for the 9th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic, is a community based family event celebrating magnificent and thrilling sights of aviation. An early dinner is included before attending the Balloon Glow where Giant hot air balloons lite up to music. You can walk around the hot air balloons and visit with the pilot and crew. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 25 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP

CIRQUE CINDERELLA AT THE ORPHEUM

Resident conductor Matthew Kasper leads The Phoenix Symphony in this family-friendly concert. Experience the beloved story of Cinderella reimagined as Troupe Vertigo and The Phoenix Symphony bring the enchanting fairytale soaring to life on stage… and 40 feet above it! Hear Prokofiev’s jubilant score while aerialists, contortionists, hula hoops, strong men and jugglers tell the classic story of courage and romance at the historic Orpheum Theatre. $75/person |  5:45 p.m.  |  Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 25 & 26 • SATURDAY & SUNDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

THE GADSDEN HOTEL & RATHSKELLER SPEAKEASY

Our annual trek to the historic Gadsden Hotel just got a lot more exciting, with an invitation to enjoy a very special evening in The Rathskeller, the hotel’s notorious speakeasy. Just a few miles north of the Mexican border, the Gadsden was built in 1902, then destroyed by fire, and rebuilt in 1929 in the Art Nouveau style.  The Gadsden retains its original glory with a magnificent Tiffany stained glass window overlooking the lobby, and a sweeping Italian marble staircase, up which Pancho Villa reportedly rode his horse.  At a time when the likes of Wyatt Earp, the Clanton brothers and Geronimo, rode roughshod over the Wild West, the Gadsden Hotel famously provided gracious hospitality to the growing business brought in by the mining industry and the settling of the Arizona Territory.  The lobby of the Gadsden, “the living room,” hosted cattlemen, ranchers, copper mining executives and businessmen.  For all the Gadsden’s rich history, the hotel also had a dark side—often frequented by gamblers, and notable lawless characters of the American West.  Famously haunted, guests and staff members have reported paranormal encounters on every floor, with the third floor seeming to be the epicenter.  The basement of the Gadsden is beyond fascinating—a 7,000 square foot labyrinth of twenty rooms—which secretly housed The Rathskeller, along with bootleg whiskey tunnels, brothels, and more. Day One:  We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, on way to Tombstone—The Town Too Tough to Die.  Tombstone is home to many great little restaurants where we’ll enjoy lunch on self, and later take some time to stroll the blood-soaked streets, before jumping back on the bus headed for Douglas.  We’ll arrive at the Gadsden Hotel, check into our beautifully renovated hotel rooms, and refresh before dressing for the evening.  Cocktail attire is required, period attire is encouraged, unless you truly are a cowboy!  Invitation in hand, the evening begins on the famously haunted third floor, and guests must follow clues to find their way to the Rathskeller, located in the mazelike basement—the dark underbelly of the hotel!   Your evening will include hors d’ oeuvres and a Prohibition era cocktail, with an opportunity to purchase additional cocktails on self.  And if that’s not enough, we’ll also we be treated to a Murder Mystery, which includes some audience participation.  We can’t wait!    Day Two:  Breakfast is on self at the hotel, then we’re off to explore the Slaughter Ranch, the former home of John Slaughter —Civil War veteran, Texas Ranger, trail-driver, cattle-king, sheriff, Arizona state representative and professional gambler.  John Slaughter, more than anyone else, brought law and order to the Arizona Territory, with his six-shooter, repeating shotgun 68

and Henry rifle. He was admired by Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid and Pat Garret, just to name a few.  To visit Slaughter Ranch is to truly take a step back in time.  Originally known as San Bernardino Ranch, the atmosphere seems untouched since John Slaughter’s time.  We’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife, surrounding the old adobe ranch house, ice house, wash house, granary, commissary and more.  Slaughter Ranch offers a glimpse of what life was like when John Slaughter rode. From here we’ll head to Bisbee, located 90 miles southeast of Tucson in the scenic Mule Mountains.  Founded in 1880, Bisbee was one of the most cultured cities in the American West, the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco.  Downtown Bisbee still retains much of its Cosmopolitan charm, with its mining camp roots also fully on display in the notorious Brewery Gulch district, once home to 50 saloons and several brothels.  We’ll explore the streets of Bisbee, now home to many interesting shops and galleries, and we’ll enjoy lunch on self with several wonderful restaurants to choose from.  Midafternoon we’ll head for home, enjoying the incredibly scenic rolling hills of Southern Arizona and plenty of great stops along the way.  This is a fabulous tour!  Don’t wait to make your reservations—hotel rooms are very limited. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $349/pp  |  Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

JANUARY 30 • THURSDAY • GRAND TRIP

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN - ROUND 1

Known as “The Greatest Show on the Grass,” the Waste Management Phoenix Open sports the largest crowds on the PGA Tour. This event has gained legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament with the 16th hole as one of the most famous and well known holes on the tour! We have a limited amount of tickets so reserve your today. Ticket price includes bus ride to and from tournament and general admission ticket. $65/person | 7 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area 4 p.m. Bus Departs Tournament

FEBRUARY 1–3 • SATURDAY–MONDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

SUPER BOWL WEEKEND IN LAUGHLIN

Situated in the Colorado River Valley-where Nevada, California and Arizona meet-Laughlin, Nevada is a vibrant tourist destination. Laughlin is home to nine hotel/casinos, 60 restaurants, a 34-lane bowling center, an outlet shopping mall, as well as various boutiques and spas. The City by the River attracts nearly 2 million visitors annually who visit Laughlin to gamble, enjoy water sports, attend concerts and high profile events. In other words, it is the perfect destination for us to gather for Super Bowl LIV, coming to us from Miami, Florida-with all the excitement of the biggest event in American sports! Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to Laughlin, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self at the restaurant of your choice. We’ll check into the Aquarius Casino Resort-featuring more than 1900 well appointed guest rooms, in two 18-story towers overlooking the beautiful Colorado River-our headquarters for the next two nights. Take some time for a refresh, enjoy your afternoon, and later we’ll gather for a fabulous Crab Legs/ Prime Rib dinner at the award winning Windows on the River Buffet, featuring international fare and complimentary wine, beer and margaritas-and it’s all included! Later enjoy a free evening with all that there is to do in Laughlin. Day Two: A delicious Champagne Brunch is included at the hotel. Later the day is yours to enjoy as you like. Consider boarding a River Passage Water Taxi at the casino docks along the Riverwalk of each hotel and casino. Every taxi is navigated by a licensed Coast Guard Captain, shuttling between the nine casinos located along the Colorado River. The 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. day pass in included. Late afternoon settle in for the game in a town that offers wall-to-wall sports viewing, or just cozy up in your Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com


TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. hotel room. Laughlin, post game, promises to be super-charged! Step out with us and enjoy the evening! Day Three: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast buffet at the hotel, included. After breakfast it’s bags out and we’ll head for home with plenty of great sightseeing and a stop for lunch on self along the way. This is a going to be a fantastic tour, offered at a great price! Don’t miss it! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $499/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

FEBRUARY 6 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT

SCG TRIVIA NIGHT

Grab some friends or come alone and accept the trivia challenge. Teams of up to 6 players and prizes will be awarded to winners. Don’t miss out! *Limited seating is available. Please note free tickets must be reserved prior and be presented upon arrival. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Activities Ticket Desk or Online. Have questions regarding this event contact Adam Nunez at adam.nunez@scgcam.com or 623-546-7426. $3/pp (includes a water or soda) | 6 p.m. Trivia Starts | 5:30 p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

FEBRUARY 7 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE

This country western dance welcomes popular western entertainer, J. David Sloan and Western Bred. Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the 1980’s and regularly fills the ballroom here in Grand. In addition, there will be a one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson with, free paid admission, from 6 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets are on sale at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk. For further information contact Earlene at 623-544-3602

extraordinary female entertainers and impressionists working in the industry today! Purchase tickets at: www.suncitygrand.com; www.scgrandmusicclub. com or at the Activities Desk (open M-F 8:00am-4:00 pm) $20/person |  6p.m. Cash Bar  | 7p.m. Performance | Cimarron Center

FEBRUARY 8 • SATURDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET AT PHOENIX THEATRE

Go behind the music to that December day in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis cut a record together at Sun Records Studios in Memphis. Half stage play and half foot-stomping live show, Million Dollar Quartet puts you right where the action is, as these four legends clash, jockey, and gel into one of the finest musical acts ever recorded. Join us in celebrating 100 years of exceptional entertainment at Phoenix Theatre, the largest producing regional theatre company in the Valley. Offering nearly 500 performances on multiple stages, Phoenix Theater inspires more than 100,000 visitors every year. We’ll enjoy Million Dollar Quartet in the always fun Hormel Theatre—a black box theatre— known for edgy and experimental shows. We’ll enjoy lunch on self, prior to this matinee performance, at Macayo’s on Central. A downtown Phoenix landmark, Macayo’s has been offering four generations of lovingly crafted Mexican recipes since 1946. This local tour is sure to be tons of fun! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for nonambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

$10/person | 6-7 p.m. AZ 2-Step lesson | 7-10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

FEBRUARY 7 • FRIDAY • FREE SPIRIT

BUCKEYE AIR FAIR

Buckeye Air Fair is a day of fun for the whole family featuring a variety of aircraft-related events and activities that are as exciting as they are educational. At the fair’s Science & Technology expo, attendees can view astronomy, science and aviation exhibits, aircraft displays and R/C aircraft demonstrations, police & fire demonstrations, a car show and several pieces from the Lauridsen Aviation Museum. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $79/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

FEBRUARY 7–9 • FRIDAY–SUNDAY • MUSIC CLUB

CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB—BETHANY OWEN

The Music Club is especially pleased to welcome Bethany Owen to our Nightclub stage. She is a multi-talented impressionist who celebrates the zany and fun side of celebrity personalities through the use of comedic parody and vocal tributes to some of the world’s most legendary female superstars of our time. She continues to amaze audiences with her incredible talent to mimic celebrity voices, as well as take on their character look, body language and facial expressions. You’ll experience Cher, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli and Joan Rivers as well as legends like Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, to down home country superstars like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire and Shania Twain. Bethany’s show is an evening of comedy, music and pure entertainment for all ages to enjoy, and a fascinating journey into the world of voice impressions by one of the most

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. FEBRUARY 8 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP

35TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST STREET FESTIVAL IN LAKE HAVASU Visitors and residents alike will be out by the thousands for 35th Annual Winterfest. Over 200 vendors in 400 booths from across the United States invite everyone to shop, browse, relax and enjoy Lake Havasu City’s unique culture. Winterfest offers more than booths -- there’s entertainment and activities for youngsters. Plan now to join the crowd for two spectacular days of arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home decor, tasty street-food, beer garden and eclectic entertainment! Easy access to free parking along Swanson and Mesquite Avenues. $25/person | 7a.m Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area Bus Departs Festival at 4pm

FEBRUARY 10 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT

RISE AND SHINE BREAKFAST

Price includes music, fresh omelets prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Must show ticket for breakfast. $10/pp | 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite

FEBRUARY 10 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT

SCG DANCING WITH YOUR STARS

SCG residents partnered with professional dancers to learn a 90-second ballroom dance routine, add in a hilarious judging panel, and you get a show that will make you laugh, cheer, sing and laugh some more! The best part is the audience votes for who will win and take home the coveted mirror ball trophy! Presented by the Utah Ballroom Dance Company. Our local SCG residents will be announced soon! $20/person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar |7 p.m. Performance | Sonoran Plaza Ballroom

FEBRUARY 13 • THURSDAY • DANCE CLUB

MONTHLY LINE DANCE SOCIAL

Can’t get enough dancing? Then come join Brenda Thomason as she leads dancers in a lively evening of beginners through intermediate line dancing. Contact Gary at ginman@cox.net for additional information. Tickets are available online at www.suncitygrand.com, the Activities Desk or at the door. Everyone is welcome. $5/person | 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dancing | Cimarron Center

FEBRUARY 13 • THURSDAY • GRAND TRIP

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AT SYMPHONY HALL

A hilarious masterpiece of dreams, illusion, love, and fantasy. This production features lavish new sets and amazing new costumes. Ib Andersen’s fanciful staging brings Shakespeare’s hilarious tale to life with fun-loving characters, quarreling fairies, and mistaken identities in this magical production for the entire family.

will see 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, 150 arts/crafts, and much more from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. $25/person | 8:15a.m Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area | Bus Departs Festival at 3:15pm

FEBRUARY 14 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

THE DESERT BREW BAND

The SC Grand Dance Club again will be rocking and jiving to The Desert Brew Band at Sonoran Plaza. The dance will rock to the 50s to the 90s while “dancing your socks off!” This dance will sell out and there will be no refunds, no exceptions! For further information contact: Louise at 623-680-2056. Tickets may be purchased online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk. $10/person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7-10 p.m. Dancing | Sonoran Plaza

FEBRUARY 15 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT

KARTCHNER CAVERNS

Travel to Southern Arizona and visit this wonderful, natural attraction. This stunning limestone cave boasts many world-class features that have been protected since the cave was discovered in 1974. Kartchner Cavern is a wet, “live” cave, meaning water percolates from the surface and calcium carbonate features continue to grow in the darkness. A box lunch is included. This Tour Includes: Transportation, tour of Kartchner Caverns, Box lunch. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $135/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

FEBRUARY 15 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP

WIGWAM FESTIVAL OF FINE ART

Welcome to Arizona’s premier Fine Art venue ~ Located in the heart of Litchfield Park’s historic district, the legendary Wigwam Resort plays host to this extraordinary three day event, featuring nationally recognized artists, dancers, and musicians. Visitors will be greeted at the main entrance by towering palms, manicured lawns, and colorful lush gardens. The historic grounds at the Wigwam are filled with charming nooks and botanical gardens, offering an intimate setting and an unparalleled ambiance for outdoor dining, arts and entertainment. Discover the incredible works of more than 100 of the Southwest’s most accomplished fine artists and craftsmen, all displayed in this stunning outdoor gallery. Lively musical performances, alfresco dining, and refreshing beverages all compliment your festival experience. $25/person | 10:30a.m Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area Bus Departs Festival at 3pm

$97/person | 5:30p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area 7p.m. Performance

FEBRUARY 20 • THURSDAY • FREE SPIRIT

FEBRUARY 14 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP

Depart the Valley and head to Tucson for a day of rodeo excitement. The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted three days of events and competition. Today, the event has grown to a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America. Package includes transportation, grandstand seating for the Rodeo Parade, and reserved grandstand seats for the rodeo. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

73RD ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS

This event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. The heritage event was founded 73 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the 3 ½ days of activities. Gold Rush Days most significant recognition is from the Library of Congress, whereas Gold Rush Days is one of America’s Living Legacies. The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is the proud producer of the celebration each year, along with partners and sponsors. Join us for the Classic Car Show today, Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9am – 2 p.m. Not interested in the cars then shop our Artisan Fair on Valentine Street in the historic district you 70

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$99/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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TICKETED EVENTS Tickets available online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. FEBRUARY 20 • THURSDAY • FREE SPIRIT

FEBRUARY 27 • THURSDAY • GRAND TRIP

Travel to the magnificent Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular examples of erosion to be found anywhere with massive vistas providing breathtaking views. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

If you remember poodle skirts and pompadours, you won’t want to miss this show! Rock around the clock to such 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll favorites as Johnny B Good, Wooly Bully, Surfin’ USA, Twist & Shout, and much more. There are so many hits in this musical genre that we split them into two shows that are equally memorable and entertaining. See them both to complete your musical excursion back in time!

GRAND CANYON ONE DAY

$159/pp | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

BARLEENS OLD TIME ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

$62/person | 4:00 p.m.  | Sonoran Plaza Parking area

FEBRUARY 21 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

FEBRUARY 28 • FRIDAY • DANCE CLUB

February is the end of winter and the time for romance and ballroom dancing. This month highlights the keyboard artistry of Manuel Dorantes. Manuel is one of the most popular entertainers in the ballroom season. He is known for playing danceable music including foxtrots, rumbas, waltz, cha-cha, tango, and swing. This is a great opportunity to dance with your significant other. Dress code: Dance attire. No jeans, shorts, or flip flops. For information about ballroom lessons and dances contact Arline at 623556-4059. Tickets may purchased online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the SCG Activities Desk. Call for tickets at the door. Snacks and soft drinks are welcome.

The SC Grand Dance Club again will be rocking and jiving to Thaddeus Rose, need we say more? His dances sell out quickly and there will be no refunds, no exceptions! For further information contact: Louise at 623214-2704. Tickets may be purchased online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk.

FAREWELL TO WINTER

$10 per person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7- 9:30 Dancing | Cimarron Center

FEBRUARY 21-23 & FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 1 • FRIDAY-SUNDAY DRAMA

THADDEUS ROSE, A MONTHLY ROCK AND SWING DANCE

$10/person | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7-10 p.m. Dancing | Cimarron Center

FEBRUARY 28 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP

PHOENIX SUNS VS DETROIT PISTONS

Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Phoenix Suns basketball as they beat the Detroit Pistons. Relax in the comfort of the Talking Stick Arena.Seats are located in section 105. $100/pp | 5:15 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area. | Game Begins at 7 p.m.

21ST ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW

Enjoy comedy, singing and the dancing Grandettes‘Guys for yet another memorable show. Always a fan favorite event and a SELL OUT. For tickets: www.granddrama.com or www.suncitygrand.com or visit the Activities Desk (8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday) $18/person | Friday & Saturday | 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar | 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza $18/person | Sunday | 2:30 p.m. Doors Open | 3 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

You are the MVP of our TEAM!

FEBRUARY 24 • MONDAY • GRAND TRIP

Desert Living

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER THEATER

Ticket price includes a two-hour live tournament — four course feast — authentic jousting, sword fights, and falconry show. Which knight will Win? Beautiful horses and magnificent pageantry. Queen Maria Isabella welcomes you to dine with her and her royal court. Always a generous host, the Queen has commanded her royal chefs to cook her favorite meal just for you. Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potato, the dessert of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

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$75/person | 5 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Lot Performance starts at 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 25 • TUESDAY • PALM CENTER EVENT

NEWCOMERS MIXER

If you’re a new resident, join us for our Newcomer’s Mixer. Enjoy a Mimosa or Coffee on us while you mix and mingle with the Associations staff, board members, clubs, and volunteer opportunities. In addition, meet other new residents in the community. There will be a brief presentation to review some important information that will help you get started on the right foot. For more information call Adam Nunez (Creative Projects Manager) 623546-7426. Tickets must be reserved prior to event through the Activities Ticket Desk or online at suncitygrand.com. FREE | 10 a.m. Presentation Starts – 12 p.m. | Palm Center

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FREE POPCORN

Sun City Grand

Karaoke Night

Limited seating available.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Doors do not open until 12:30 p.m.

Come out and enjoy the evening with music, friends and fun!

DECEMBER 3 & 17 JANUARY 14 & 28 FEBRUARY 11 & 25 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

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DESTINATION GET DECEMBER 30–JANUARY 2 • MONDAY–THURSDAY • FREE SPIRIT

ROSE BOWL PARADE FOUR DAY GETAWAY

The "Parade of all Parades" will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year's Day and you'll have great seats along the parade route for up-close-viewing. See the giant floral floats. Smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands. Day 1 – Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Check into the Red Lion in Anaheim. Dinner is included this evening at Bubba Gump’s. Day 2 – This morning, travel to Pasadena to see the floats being made – up close and personal. Then travel to Riverside for the Festival of Lights. Dinner is included at the Spaghetti Company in Riverside. Day 3 – A box breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. Lunch is on your own at Universal City Walk. Then visit Hollywood before returning to the hotel. Day 4 – Return to the Valley. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $795/pp dbl occ; $1150/pp sgl occ | Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

FEBRUARY 26–MARCH 4, 2020 • WEDNESDAY–WEDNESDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

BAJA WHALES AND WINE

Baja California is a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula, bordering the U.S. state of California. Pristine and undeveloped, the landscape spans mountains and beaches on the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California. It is a region of uninhabited islands, the confluence of sea, mountains and desert. The heart-stopping, up-close experience of meeting gray whales, followed by this region’s award winning wine trail makes for a small-group tour of a lifetime! Day 1 – PHOENIX-SAN DIEGO Travel by motorcoach to San Diego. Join your tour director this evening for a welcome cocktail and a briefing at the hotel. Day 2 – SAN DIEGO-SAN QUINTIN Depart this morning for Northern Baja California, Mexico. Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico. We’ll cross the border via Tijuana, the world’s busiest land border crossing. Visit Tijuana’s bustling Mercado Hidalgo before continuing on scenic Highway 1 to Ensenada for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, return to Highway 1 traveling south through Northern Baja’s tomato, strawberry and pepper fields, along the way to San Quintin and tonight’s Welcome Dinner. Day 3 – SAN QUINTIN-GUERRERO NEGRO Continue on Highway 1 to Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, through the Desierto Central de Baja California, with its unique desert vegetation. Stop in Catavina along the way to take a short walk through this fascinating desert with rock formations and granite boulders, to nearby caves. We’ll explore cave paintings that offer a glimpse into the indigenous peoples that once populated this region. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Guerreo Negro, which will serve as our base camp for tomorrow’s whale watching. Dinner this evening is at the hotel. Day 4 – GUERRERO-WHALE WATCHING Early this morning depart for Guerrero Negro’s nearby lagoon, Ojo de La Liebre. These lagoons serve as the magnificent gray whale’s first calving stop on their journey from the Bering Strait. Aboard small, non-intrusive boats, captained by local guides, we’ll experience an up-close encounter with these gentle and curious giants. After our excursion, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a refresh. Later we’ll 74

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AWAYS–PLAN NOW! Tickets available online at www.grandinfo.com or at the Activities desk unless noted otherwise. visit the largest evaporative salt production facility in the world, before returning to the hotel. Dinner is on self this evening. Day 5 – GUERRERO NEGRO-CATAVINA Mid-morning we’ll return to Ojo de La Liebre, also known as Scammon’s Lagoon. Again we’ll experience a close encounter with not just the incredible gray whales, but also dolphins, sea lions and seals. This region is lined with giant osprey nests and is visited by an exotic variety of migrating birds. Later we’ll return to town, board our motorcoach, and head north for the village of Catavina. Dinner this evening is at the hotel Day 6 – ENSENADA This morning we’ll continue to head north to the bustling port city of Ensenada. We’ll enjoy lunch along the way, check into our hotel, and after a refresh we’ll join our tour director for a stroll through downtown Ensenada. Later enjoy a free evening. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the charming shops, taquerias and cafes of Ensenada. Day 7 – ENSENADA-GUADALUPE VALLEY WINE COUNTRY This morning we’ll travel to the famous La Bufadora (Blowhole), the world’s second largest marine geyser—a fantastic photo opportunity. We’ll continue our journey to the Guadalupe Valley, Mexico’s premier wine country, home to wineries that rival Napa Valley. We’ll enjoy a visit to a locally owned winery and lunch, before returning to Ensenada. Later we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers at a local restaurant. Day 8 – ENSENADA TO PHOENIX After breakfast we’ll return to the U.S., crossing through Los Algodones Port of Entry. Our next stop will be Yuma, for an optional lunch on self, before continuing to Phoenix. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor. $1875/pp dbl occ; sgl occ avail upon request Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

AUGUST 13–AUGUST 21, 2020 • THURSDAY–FRIDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES & CHATEAU ISABELLA

Day 1 – CALGARY: GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES. We’ll all fly into Calgary, where we’ll be met by our tour director from Chateau Isabella. Calgary, Canada’s oil Capitol, is an exciting and prosperous city—home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede and Chuck Wagon Races. The spirit of the wild-west still reigns here. We’ll gather for a delicious meet and greet dinner, included, and afterwards we’ll board our bus headed west through the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies. We’ll follow the curving banks of the Bow River to Banff National Park, where we’ll check into our hotel, our headquarters for the next two nights. This is the downtown Banff area, home to charming shops and galleries. Beyond the city limits we can expect to see mountain goats and sheep, elk, deer, bears and cougars! Day 2 – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD PARKWAY—ATHABASCA GLACIER. After a lovely breakfast included at the hotel, we’ll board the bus to the scenic village of Lake Louise, for a gondola ride offering spectacular views of the valley below. Afterwards we’ll enjoy lunch on self, then it’s back on the bus, and we’re headed for the famous icefields of Jasper National Park, where an optional thrilling guided Snow Coach ride offers us an opportunity to get out onto the glaciers. Later we’ll head back into Banff to explore the city and enjoy dinner, included. Day 3 – MORAINE LAKE—LAKE LOUISE. Again, a delicious breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Bowl Falls and the remarkable Banff Springs Hotel. We’ll return to Lake Louise, this time to also explore Moraine Lake, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Later Grand Lifestyles | December 2019 | suncitygrand.com

we’ll head south, taking time to stop for a fantastic lunch, included, as we travel through some of Canada’s richest farmland on our way to Chateau Isabella, our home for the next five nights. Gorgeous Chateau Isabella, situated just east of Waterton National Park, will welcome our arrival with a wine reception, followed by a delicious home-cooked dinner, and of course, it’s all included! Day 4 – NO PACKING, NO DEADLINES. This is a day to relax! Enjoy an optional field trip to Police Outpost Lake, a scenic drive rich with wildflowers and nature trails. Relive the horse and buggy days at the Remington Carriage Center, the world’s largest collection of horse drawn carriages in North America—voted Canada’s Best Indoor Attraction. Later in the evening local entertainment will be available at the Chateau. Of course, home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the Chateau Isabella and it is all included. Day 5 – WATERTON/GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK. After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Cameron Lake, fed by mountain glaciers and Cameron Falls. We’ll enjoy a narrated motor launch boat ride on Waterton Lake, taking us across the Canadian border into Montana’s Glacier National Peace Park, then back to Waterton. The scenery here is breathtaking and with the wild berries in season, we are sure to see bears heading into Red Rock Canyon. Once again, all meals are included. Day 6 – CHIEF MOUNTAIN—GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA. After breakfast at the Chateau, we’ll travel to Chief Mountain, sacred land to Blackfoot Indians. We’ll explore Sherburne and Swift Current Lakes, and the historic Many Glacier Hotel, a jewel in the Canadian Rockies. This region is often called “the Switzerland of North America.” Later we’ll visit a Hutterite Commune and learn about their history and culture. Once again, all meals are included. Day 7 – FORT MCLEOD RCMP HISTORICAL MUSEUM—HEAD SMASHED IN BUFFALO JUMP. After breakfast at the Chateau, we’re on our way to historically rich Fort McLeod, where the mystique surrounding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police—the Men in Scarlet— lives on. Our journey to Fort McLeod takes us through the Blackfoot Indian Nation, the largest Native American Reservation in Canada. We’ll learn about Blackfoot culture and so much more at the UNESCO World Heritage Site—Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, dating back more than 6,000 years. Once again, all meals are included. Day 8 – GOING TO THE SUN HIGHWAY—LOGAN PASS. After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Glacier National Park, where we’ll board the famous Red Tour buses, offering us spectacular views of majestic peaks, weeping mountain walls, high alpine meadows and wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers! We’ll travel an ancient trail once used by the Flathead Indians to cross the Continental Divide—heart-stopping scenery from the top of the world! All meals are included. Day 9: HOMEWARD BOUND. We’ll enjoy our final breakfast together at the Chateau, and then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Calgary and our flight home—filled with wonderful memories of our Canadian Rockies Tour & the Chateau Isabella! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

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ASK CAPPIE THE COMPUTER CAT

VIDEO DOORBELL OPTIONS Everybody I know has a video doorbell. I don’t know anything about them. What are the advantages of having one. Any downsides? Margaret, full time resident of this wonderful community

Dear Margaret:

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A video doorbell lets you see remotely who is at your door. Essentially, it is a security camera built into the doorbell. The doorbell is connected via the internet and notifies your smartphone or tablet when someone arrives at your home. The doorbell is activated either by motion detectors or by pressing the button of the doorbell, or by both. You download an app to your phone that allows you to watch and talk with the visitor via WiFi, by using the doorbell’s built in camera, speaker and microphone. Here are some of the many options to consider when choosing which make and model is best for you. n Design of the device (aesthetics) n Power source (batteries or home low-voltage wiring) n Wi-Fi Connectivity (router location in your home) n Image resolution and clarity (in good light, low light, zero light, night light, backlight, and field of vision)

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Sound clarity Method of installation and reliability of accompanying app n Response time from doorbell ring to smartphone alert n Ability to refine motion detection (through monitoring zones that tighten the focus area that generates motion alerts) or not n Video storage subscriptions available or required n Monthly subscription fees (how much) n Integration with other Smart Home devices n Additional options like siren, geofencing (which turns cameras on and off as you come and go), and other alerts Perhaps the single most important decision to make is whether you want a wireless device that runs on batteries or one that gets its power from lowvoltage doorbell wiring. The wireless video doorbell is the easiest type to install, as it draws power from batteries rather than from your home's electricity and does not require that you turn off power or deal with any wiring whatsoever. The downside to wireless doorbells is that batteries deplete quickly depending on usage, lasting anywhere from two to six months. Some of the brands to consider, in alphabetical order: August, Geeni, Nest,

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Netvue, Remo+, Ring, SimpliSafe, Wisenet, and Zmodo. Be advised that most brands have several different models and price ranges. Cappie suggests you do an online search for the best makes and models of 2019 from reputable tech and consumer rating websites as well as ask your friends who have installed them. It would be advisable to check any online customer complaints and security expert websites to determine

if the specific make and model you are planning to purchase has had issues with the device or with the internet connection being compromised by hackers. Did the manufacturer respond quickly to address and fix the problem? In addition, make certain you

Special thanks to the Jackie of Sun City Grand, for submitting the photo of Felix, her adorable 6 year-old rescue cat. View/print the digital version of “Ask Cappie” monthly column by going to www. grandinfo.com. Click on the More News>Grand Lifestyles Magazine> to choose the month you want to view.

have secured your router by changing the default password that came with it. Also change the default password on the video doorbell app that is downloaded to communicate with the device. Check often to see if the manufacturer has updated the software that powers the app and download it immediately.

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DECEMBER VALLEY EVENTS

In the event of last minute changes, we recommend contacting the venues below at the numbers and/or website listed for additional details.

RAWHIDE SNOWY CHRISTMAS Rawhide Western Town 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ n November 29, 2019 to December 22, 2019 n Recurring weekly Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays n 480–502–5600 n 5–10 pm n Free n rawhide.com/event/snowy-christmas Rawhide Western Town and Event Center announces its seventh annual Rawhide Snowy Christmas where the magic of the season sings, “Let it Snow” all season long. The Town will be decked out with holiday décor and thousands of lights. Rawhide will feature holiday festivities nightly. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Santa will lead the official tree lighting ceremony and be available for photos. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the nightly snowfall down Main Street and all of the town lit up. ZOOLIGHTS n

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Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ

Hosted by: Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ n November 27, 2019 to January 19, 2020 n Recurring daily n 602–286–3800 n 5:30–10:30 pm n $14.95+ n phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/ See millions of twinkling and dancing lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, live reindeer, a 200foot long polar slide, photos with Santa, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-inmotion shows. New this year to the holiday display is the Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring more than 60 creatures – all aglow. n

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Phone: (602) 286-3800 Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM Price: $14.95+ http://phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/

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ELLA ENCHANTED: THE MUSICAL Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ n December 7, 2019 to December 29, 2019 n Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday n 602–252–8497 n $12+ n herbergertheater.org/calendar/ella-enchanted/ Not every princess needs rescuing. Based on the Newbery-honor book, this Cinderella twist follows Ella, a princess who is given the “gift” of obedience at birth by her misguided fairy godmother. As she grows up, Ella must outwit her wicked stepsisters, a hungry ogre, and this troublesome curse to find her own voice and live happily ever after. This charming musical adventure is the perfect fairy tale for the holiday season. n

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER AT LITCHFIELD'S The Wigwam 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ n December 25, 2019 n 623–935–3811 n 3–7 p.m. n $62 adults; $22 children ages 4-12 n wigwamarizona.com/holiday-activities/ Celebrate Christmas with a delectable dinner from Litchfield's. Chef Jason has prepared a special three-course prix fixe menu. Start off with a crisp salad, indulge in a smoked ham or turkey breast, Scottish salmon or prime rib, and finish off with chef-inspired decadent deserts. n

FANTASY OF LIGHTS BOAT PARADE Tempe Beach Park 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ n December 14, 2019 n 480–355–6060 n 4–9 p.m. n Free n downtowntempe.com/events/boat-parade Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! We invite the community to take part in our holiday tradition at Tempe Town Lake by joining us for the 20th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade. Watch as 50+ festively decorated boats float on the lake. Enjoy food from our on-site food trucks, get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Market, and enjoy a glass of beer or wine while watching live entertainment on the main stage. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 7 p.m. Fireworks to proceed the parade conclusion. n

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE Comerica Theatre 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ n December 26, 2019 n 4 p.m. n $43–$65 n comericatheatre.com Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. n

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As we embrace the holiday season by decorating, baking and shopping, I hope you are able to attend one of the many activities that the city offers this time of year. Festive Lights of Hanukkah and holiday selections with the West Valley Youth Orchestra. For tickets, call 623.707.8844.

Nancy Hayden Council Member, District 2

The 18th Annual Surprise Party will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7. The event will be held at the Surprise Recreation Campus, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. The festivities on Friday evening run from 5–9 p.m. and will offer musical performances, a visit from Santa and the tree lighting cermony. On Saturday, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., there will be a car show, live music, arts festival, petting zoo, food and much more. Admission is free with a canned food or toy donation. There will also be a Gingerbread House contest. Entrants must deliver their creations to the Surprise Party Gingerbread Tent located at Mark Coronado Park,

15850 N. Bullard Avenue between 9:30– 0:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. Judging will take place on Saturday, December 7. Winners will be notified prior and must be present to accept the award at Saturday’s Surprise Party event at 3 p.m. The winner will be announced at the main stage. Interested contestants must complete the entry form and submit it no later than December 5. For more information, please call 623.222.2000. On Tuesday, December 10, the Surprise Senior Center will be hosting Deck the Hock from 5–7 p.m. This is a family friendly event that features Christmas tree decorations, choir performances, treats and more. The Surprise Senior Center is located at 15832 N. Hollyhock Street. I hope to see you there! The 4th Annual Tech the Halls will be held on

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December 12 from 5–7 p.m. at the AZ TechCelerator, 12425 W. Bell Road. Please join us for tech exhibits, entertainment, games, refreshments and much more! Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival continues this month on Sunday, December 15, from 12–4 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. The event will feature live rock music by Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey, delicious food trucks, yard games and much more. Please don’t forget to bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy the evening. You are welcome to bring your dogs as long as they are on leashes. Please mark your calendars for December 22 at 3 p.m. for the West Valley Symphony’s next performance at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place. They will play a collection from the Nutcracker Suite,

As our city continues to grow, we will encounter road work and traffic issues. The City of Surprise is constantly working with utility companies and construction crews to keep traffic inconveniences to a minimum. We appreciate your patience and remind everyone to Drive Wise, Surprise. Please note that all city offices will be closed on December 25 in observance of Christmas Day. Lastly, I would like to invite all of my residents to attend one of my monthly chats. I meet the second Wednesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. in the Arizona Traditions Ceramics Room. Please ask the gate guard for directions upon arrival. Additionally, I meet the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Sun City Grand Palm Center– Mediterranean Room, 19726 N. Remington Dr., at 10 a.m. Please stop by and hear about what’s going on and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Due to the holiday, there will be no Sun City Grand Meeting in December. 79


RESOURCE NUMBERS EMERGENCY..................................................................................... 9-1-1 Poison Control Center........................................................ 800.222.1222 Sheriff’s Office (Bell Rd. Substation)................................... 623.933.0153 Area Agency on Aging 24-Hour Helpline........................ 602.264.4357 After Hours and Weekend Landscaping Emergencies Gothic Landscape......................................................... 480.669.0369 ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES

Maricopa County Animal Control.................................... 602.506.7387 4 Paws Animal Rescue........................................................ 623.876.8778 Surprise Animal Care/Control................................. 623.222.4000 opt. 3 CITY OF SURPRISE

Adopt-A-Street.................................................................... 623.222.6150 Building Code Violation Reports.........................................623.222.3013 Citizens Patrol....................................................................... 623.222.4277 City Clerk.............................................................................. 623.222.1200 City Council......................................................................... 623.222.1300 City Hall................................................................................ 623.222.1000 Community & Recreation Services................................... 623.222.2000 Crisis Response.................................................................... 623.222.5040 Dead Animal Pickup (On Public Streets) ..........................623.222.6000 Disability Information........................................................... 623.222.2257 Noise/Nuisance Complaints................................... 623.222.4000 opt. 3 Non-emergency Fire.......................................................... 623.222.5000 Non-emergency Police..................................................... 623.222.4000 Northwest Regional Library................................................ 602.652.3000 Post Office (14955 W. Bell Rd.)............................................ 623.544.4672 Senior Services/Center....................................................... 623.222.1500 Trans Valley Metro................................................................ 602.266.8723 Voter Registration................................................................ 623.506.1511 We Care Program............................................................... 623.222.4277

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CONSUMER SERVICES

Birth/Death Certificates...................................................... Hazardous Waste Questions.............................................. Health Department, Maricopa County............................ Motor Vehicle Department (MVD).................................... Registrar of Contractors..................................................... Social Security Administration............................................ PORA – SCW Consumer Services......................................

602.506.6800 602.771.4673 602.506.6900 602.255.0072 602.542.1525 800.772.1213 623.214.1646

HOSPITALS

Banner Del E. Webb............................................................ 623.524.4000 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. Banner Walter O. Boswell.................................................... 623.832.4000 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. NEWSPAPERS

Arizona Republic................................................................. 602.444.8000 Daily News Sun/ Surprise Today......................................... 623.977.8351 Surprise Independent......................................................... 623.972.6101 UTILITIES

City of Surprise Water.......................................................... 623.222.1900 Arizona Public Service (APS).............................................. 602.371.7171 Cox Communications......................................................... 623.594.1000 Century Link......................................................................... 800.244.1111 Epcor Water......................................................................... 623.445.2400 Southwest Gas Co............................................................ 1.877.860.6020 PULTE WARRANTY SERVICE..................................................

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION NUMBERS BOARD COMMITTEES

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

ACTIVITIES DEPARTMENT

Architectural Review Committee Earle Greenberg, Chair.......................847-708-7989 greenberg4grand@gmail.com Terry Lerner, Vice Chair - none terryl@gmail.com Code of Conduct Committee John Bean, Chair..................................623-215-7037 johnfredbean@gmail.com Ted Grove, Vice Chair..........................623-466-7440 groveaz@cox.net Covenants Committee Gail LaBelle, Chair................................623-214-9839 glabelle@cox.net David Jordan, Vice Chair – 623-363-7618 Jor708@gmail.com Finance Advisory Committee Mitch Bryk, Chair...................................480-772-2778 Brykm0502@hotmail.com Dennis Gebele, Vice Chair – 623-670-0108 dennis@gebele.com Golf Advisory Committee Jane Barry, Chair..................................623-544-7158 janecbarry@gmail.com Dave Dotson, Vice Chair.....................623-512-1445 ddotson@dotson-assoc-ins.com Lifestyles Advisory Committee Steven Berwald, Chair..........................219-741-9977 Sberwald04@gmail.com Vicki Erickson, Vice Chair.....................816-810-4276 Verickson88@gmail.com Long Range Advisory Committee Don Love, Chair....................................530-391-4356 granddonlove@icloud.com Roger Barry, Vice Chair........................623-544-7158 Rgbarry.65@gmail.com

General Manager Kenneth Olson...................................... 623.546.7468 kenneth.olson@scgcam.com Executive Administrative Assistant Monica Rodriguez................................ 623.546.7468 monica.rodriguez@scgcam.com Administrative Assistant Julie Madden....................................... 623.546.7473 julie.madden@scgcam.com Communications.................................. 623.546.7426 communications@scgcam.com Creative Project Manager Adam Nunez......................................... 623.546.7426 adam.nunez@scgcam.com Custodial Supervisor Ken Crossno.......................................... 623.546.7460 ken.crossno@scgcam.com Director of Golf Operations Jeff Hochman....................................... 623.546.7402 jeff.hochman@scgcam.com Finance Manager David Reber.......................................... 623.546.7453 david.reber@scgcam.com Fitness Manager Allison Adams....................................... 623.546.7463 allison.adams@scgcam.com Lifestyles Manager Lorena Nieto......................................... 623.546.7455 lorena.nieto@scgcam.com Maintenance Operations Manager Scott Phillips scott.phillips@scgcam.com Norma Gaitan...................................... 623.546.7551 Membership Manager Debra Goodman................................. 623.546.7435 debra.goodman@scgcam.com Standards Manager Jody Snider........................................... 623.546.7439 jody.snider@scgcam.com Technology Coordinator Mark Jibilian.......................................... 623.546.7503 mark.jibilian@scgcam.com Purchasing Specialist Laurie Segler......................................... 623.546.7561 laurie.segler@scgcam.com

Activities Office.................................... 623.546.7449 Sonoran Plaza, 19753 N. Remington Drive Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Grand Learning.................................... 623.546.7470 Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Grand Lifestyles Magazine.................. 623.546.7449 life.styles@scgcam.com

ADDITIONAL CAM INFORMATION

GrandTV............................................... 623.546.7426 Website................................................. 623.546.7454 communications@scgcam.com Membership Office.............................. 623.546.7444 Palm Center, 19726 N. Remington Drive Welcome Center .............................. 623.546.7501 Lost & Found...................................... 623.546.7501 Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Standards Compliance Office........................... 623.546.7450 ARC Applications.............................. 623.546.7474 Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CHAPS Office........................................ 623.546.7553 Grand Election Team Joan Bean, Facilitator scgelections@gmail.com ON-SITE EMERGENCIES

Association Patrol................................. 623.764.0809 Hours: Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 5 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 a.m. Maintenance Emergencies................ 623.546.7551 Bus. Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Report Landscape/Golf Course Maintenance/Water Leaks/Repairs Website: Homeowner Info>Work Orders Maintenance@scgcam.com After Hours and Weekend Landscaping Emergencies Gothic Landscape............................... 480.669.0369

GOLF

Cimarron Golf Course.......................... 623.975.5654 17100 West Clearview Boulevard Kirk Hanaway – Golf Pro...................... 623.975.5657 kirk.hanaway@scgcam.com Desert Springs Golf Course................. 623.546.7401 19900 North Remington Drive Cassidy Stevanov – Golf Pro............... 623.546.7403 cassidy.stevanov@scgcam.com Granite Falls N & S................................ 623.546.7580 15949 West Clearview Boulevard Kevin Reagan – Golf Pro...................... 623.546.7582 kevin.reagan@scgcam.com

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FITNESS CENTERS

Adobe Fitness Center.......................... 623.546.7456 19775 North Remington Drive Hours: Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Children’s Hours Leisure Pool 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children’s Hours Indoor Pool 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cimarron Fitness Center...................... 623.975.5630 17100 West Clearview Boulevard Hours: Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. No children under 16 permitted at this pool

Cimarron Day Spa................................ 623.975.5646 RESTAURANTS/CATERING

Angela’s Kitchen.................................. 623.399.6514 Coco’s Restaurant............................... 623.214.7776 The Grand Café................................... 623.546.7512 Approved Caterers: Amuse Bouche..................................... 623.322.8881 Atlasta Catering................................... 602.242.8185 Babbo’s Italian Eatery......................... 623.825.1919 Birt’s Bistro Catering............................. 623.584.4999 Classic Catering................................... 623.933.4903 Dillon’s Catering................................... 623.208.8677 Forum Café........................................... 480.556.0442 NYPD Pizza............................................ 623.544.6915 Sharko’s................................................. 602.242.2662 Shaw’s Catering................................... 623.937.8510 The Wild Bunch.....................................623-363-4226 CLUB ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS

Art Club................................................. 623.546.7484 19745 North Remington Drive Billiards Club.......................................... 623.546.7482 19781 North Remington Drive Clay Arts Club....................................... 623.214.9067 19751 North Remington Drive Computer Club.................................... 623.546.7508 19781 North Remington Drive Glass Arts Club...................................... 623.214.6723 19751 North Remington Drive Language Club.................................... 623.546.7488 19739 North Remington Drive Poker Club............................................. 623.546.7486 19749 North Remington Drive Photo Club............................................ 623.546.7483 19735 North Remington Drive Softball Club......................................... 623.544.9181 15134 West Mountain View Boulevard Stitchers Club........................................ 623.546.7566 19726 North Remington Drive Woodcrafters........................................ 623.214.3813 15134 West Mountain View Boulevard

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and also show you the social, dining, activity, and care spaces. When you visit, ask about Club Connect, where you can experience life at our community prior to residency. But first, find out the benefits of lifeplan communities by downloading many informational pieces on our website (click on the “free download” button on the home page). Call (623) 815-4132 to arrange your personal visit. Ask how to attend an informational seminar on Inspirata Pointe, our new in-development neighborhood, where an additional 15 floor plans will be available.

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