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2018 Board Elections & Candidate Night ...see page 27

MC Believe in Education 5K & Fun Run ...see pages 4 & 9

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7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523

Somersett Owners Association


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S E P TE M B ER /O C T O B E R 20 18 Somersett Owners Association The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 soa@mysomersett.com | www.somersett.net

Somersett...It’s great to be home! Whether you are a resident or just live nearby, Somersett has so much to offer the entire Reno community. Get the latest SOA news, delivered to your inbox! Visit our website to sign up! somersett.net/newsletter-sign-up

4 All Somersett Residents Events & Specials 6 Somersett Golf & Country Club 8 Canyon Nine 10 Additional Programs 12 Kids’ Corner and Kids’ Programs 16 Aspen Lodge Events/Fitness Schedule 20 Fall Pool Programs/Hours 24 Fitness 25 Fitness Schedule 26 SOA 30 September + October Calendar

Clubhouse Hours Monday – Friday: 5:30 am to 9 pm Saturday & Sunday: 7 am to 9 pm Beginning Oct. 7, Sunday hours will be 7 am to 7 pm


Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed on Monday, September 3 Staff Directory Tracy Carter Community Manager x332 tracy.carter@fsresidential.com Bernadette Rodas Assistant Community Manager x310 bernadette.rodas@fsresidential.com Chrissy Parker Compliance Director x327 christina.parker@fsresidential.com


MC Believe in Education 9 | Reno Bike Project 18 & 19 | Amanda Burden 22

Brittany Felix Aesthetics Coordinator x333 brittany.felix@fsresidential.com Michelle Powers Administrative Assistant x339 michelle.powers@fsresidential.com Jim O’Connell Project Manager james.oconnell@fsresidential.com Jeff Lucas Operations Manager jeff.lucas@fsresidential.com


Touch-a-Truck & Fall Festival Saturday, October 13 10 am–2 pm With the changing season comes one of our favorite annual events. Join us for the TouchA-Truck & Fall Festival, our annual kick-off to the Club’s holiday food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Get here early – the first 125 kids to arrive in costume will snag a bag of treats! There will be a costume contest at 1 pm. Bring your non-perishable food items to participate in the fun!

Callie Froese Club Manager x320 callie.froese@fsresidential.com Robin Bolson Communications Coordinator x324 robin.bolson@fsresidential.com Camille Porter Sports & Fitness Coordinator x321 camille.porter@fsresidential.com Lindsey McElfish Youth Program Coordinator x317 lindsey.mcelfish@fsresidential.com Sierra Canyon Aspen Lodge Monica C. Rios, General Manager 775-624-2900 | monica.rios@fsresidential.com Somersett Golf & Country Club 775-787-1800 Somersett Living newsletter is subsidized by advertising and is published by Kathy Slocum, Just Imagine Marketing and Design; 775-846-5656; kathy@justimaginemktg.com Front Cover: Chase and Ryder Peek. Photo by Gino and Kristie Essa.


ALL SOMERSETT RESIDENTS EVENTS & SPECIALS Sunday, September 23 Registration forms available at Somersett.net and at the concierge desk

MC Believe in Education 5K & Fun Run

Fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 6, 7 am–3 pm The semi-annual Somersett garage sale is here – time to clear out your summer stuff and make way for fall! Per Somersett Owners Association, this is one of just three community-wide garage sales this year. If you would like to have your Somersett home listed on the map, please email robin.bolson@fsresidential.com with your name, street address, and phone number or stop by the concierge at the Club or call 787-4500. To be included on the map, all submissions must be received by Tuesday, October 2. Maps will be available for pick up starting Friday, October 5 from 12–8 pm and Saturday starting promptly at 7 am at The Club at Town Center or Aspen Lodge. Please keep in mind that participants are welcome to put up signs during the sale only to direct people to their street and house.

Haunted House

Friday, October 12, 6–9 pm PLUS Saturday, October 13, during the Fall Festival Our spooky haunted house will make you shiver and scream – just in time for Halloween! Test your nerve with a visit on Friday evening and if you make it out, come again for another hair-raising tour during the Fall Festival on Saturday.

14th Annual Sip-N-Shop

Saturday, November 17, 2–6 pm All are welcome! | Vendor applications available October 1 Browse beautiful handmade holiday gifts while enjoying food, wine and the company of neighbors and friends. If you’re interested in being a vendor for this event, please pick up a vendor application from the concierge beginning October 1.

Neighborhood of Lights The second annual Neighborhood of Lights contest will illuminate Somersett this December! Building on the success of last year’s 4

Somersett’s annual MC Believe in Education 5K & Fun Run honors one of our former residents, Michele Cervantes, with the proceeds funding a scholarship for a McQueen graduate. Due to parking restrictions, the 5K race will be limited to the first 500 paid and registered participants, so be sure to mark your calendars now and sign up early. Read more about MC Believe in Education on page 9!

debut, we will again invite Somersett residents to enter their addresses in a community map, and residents will then vote for their favorite displays. So start planning your festive illuminations now! Check the November/December edition of this magazine for further details.

New! Writer’s Forum

Thursdays, September 6 and October 4, 6–8 pm | Media Room Whether you’re a novice or a novelist, please come share your words with us. Everyone gets 5–7 minutes to read the book they’re working on, their memoir, the poetry they wrote in 4th grade or a humorous piece they’ve concocted. It can be something you wrote or something someone else wrote. You may just want to come and listen (writers love an audience). Please feel welcome to join us in either capacity. For further information, email David Hardiman at d.hardiman44@gmail.com.

Investment Roundtable Discussions

Tuesdays, September 4 and October 2, 6–7 pm | Media Room Karen Vibe, financial advisor and portfolio management director at Morgan Stanley in Reno, has created a monthly forum for sharing investment knowledge and engaging in open-minded discussion. This is not a seminar or a sales presentation, but rather a platform for dialogue with access to a financial advisor right here in your neighborhood. All adults are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Karen Vibe at Karen.D.Vibe@ morganstanley.com.

Coffee & Treats with Staff

Tuesday, September 11, 9–10 am RSVP by Monday, September 10 Are you new to Somersett? Do you have questions about your community? Residents are invited to join management staff for an informal meeting at The Club at Town Center. Enjoy coffee and treats as you get to know staff and learn all about your community, the Club and the Canyon Nine.

Book Club Wednesdays, Sept. 26 & Oct. 24, 7–9 pm Enjoy a new book each month and share your reading experience with fellow residents! In September, our community book club will read Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck and in October, the club will take on George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmead. Please RSVP to Julianna Malone at juliannamalone@gmail.com. Knitting & Crocheting Club Mondays, 10 am–12 pm Bring your knitting or crochet basket to the Club on Mondays and you can work on your latest project with like-minded neighbors. Feel free to pack a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy.

Pinochle Club Mondays, 1–3 pm Pinochle players, we have a club just for you! Somersett’s pinochle club welcomes new or advanced players for three or four-handed pinochle. Join us for this casual drop-in game here at the Club on Monday afternoons.

Mah Jongg Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1–4:30 pm Mah Jongg is a challenging tile game that originated in China, and we’re playing it at the Club with the National Mah Jongg League rules and play card. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to play or just watch. Feel free to bring a snack and non-alcoholic beverage. Bridge Club Wednesdays, 2:30–5 pm

Art & Painting Club Fridays, 10 am–12 pm Work on your latest painting or art project at the Club on Fridays and enjoy a bit of creative energy. We kindly ask that you do not bring oil paints due to odor. Feel free to bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage.

Board Game Club

Third Sunday of each month , 2–5 pm | Media Room Join us on the third Sunday of each month to play board games. You can bring your own to play or learn a new game.

Adult Watercolor Class

Fall session 1: September 5, 12, 26 and October 3 Fall session 2: October 24, 31, November 14 and 28 10 am-1 pm – Canyon View Room $65/resident per session or $17 per class Join instructor Eva Nichols and fellow residents to explore watercolors. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. You can rent supplies from Eva for $25 per session. Please register for our session at the concierge desk and RSVP to Eva at evasnichols@ gmail.com before attending.

Join fellow bridge lovers for intermediate bridge. We usually have two to four tables, and we strive for complete tables so that everyone enjoys their playing time. For more information and to RSVP for this casual bidding game, contact Jan at haemmig@sbcglobal.net.

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Tuesday–Friday: 7:30 am–6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday: 7 am–6:30 pm Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm

Community Driving Range Hours September October

Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–5 pm

Country Club First Tee Times

September October

Tuesday–Friday: 8 am Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 am Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 am Saturday & Sunday: 8 am

Bocce Ball Court Hours 8 am–7 pm* Tuesday–Sunday *may play until dusk if in possession of own Bocce balls Please note: There is a grooming rake/brush located on the outside wall of the Golf Shop. Bocce balls and scoreboards may be checked out from shop staff during operating hours.

Play the Tom Kite-designed Championship Country Club Course All Somersett Residents are welcome to play the Championship Country Club Course four times per year. Each resident may book a foursome of players at a rate of $70 per player (in season) and $45 per player (off season, November–March). This includes green fee, driving range usage and golf cart. We take tee times for residents three days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 2. Men, please remember our dress code of no denim, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies, no denim, no spaghetti-strap tops, bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear, such as golf or tennis shoes, is required.

Driving Range

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 am–6 pm Sundays (Closed Mondays), 8 am–5:30 pm Somersett residents are encouraged to utilize the driving range at the country club. The SOA/country club agreement allows for complimentary usage from the north side of the range. Please check in with the attendant, provide identification as a resident and sign the usage sheet. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult. We will provide shuttle service every 20–30 minutes during operating hours May through October. Access to the turf range, putting green and newly renovated chipping green is available for $10 per person per day. Pay at the golf shop prior to usage.



775-787-1800 Learn to Golf (adult)

Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 am–12:30 pm $15/clinic | RSVP four days prior to clinic | 3 golfers min; 16 max This excellent beginner/intermediate class is expertly instructed and led by LPGA professional Brandy Casey. Whether you’re a former golfer looking to dust off your clubs and brush up on your fundamentals or someone eager to learn for the first time, we are here to get you ready to play. A typical session includes clinicstyle instruction as well as time for individual instruction. Over the course of each month, we’ll cover all aspects of the game, including full swing, putting and short game. Please sign up with the golf shop staff at 787-1800, ext. 2, four days prior to clinic time. The September sessions are the final sessions of the season.

Junior Learn to Golf (Ages 7–14)

Thursday, September 6; Wednesday, September 19; and Tuesday, September 25, 4–5:30 pm $15/clinic OR $35/month series RSVP four days prior to clinic date | 3 junior min; 10 max Your juniors are in good hands with the resident PGA professionals at Somersett Golf and Country Club. Stuart Smith, Corey Hobbs and Cody Smith instruct Somersett resident juniors in all aspects of the game, with each clinic covering full swing, putting, short game and on-course playing instruction. All clinics will be taught at the country club. Please contact Corey Hobbs with any questions. chobbs@ somersett.com.

Little Tykes Golf Clinic

Wednesday, September 5: 5:30–6:30 pm Wednesday, October 10: 5–6 pm 4 child min; 12 max | Complimentary Little Tykes Golf is designed for small children, and it’s one of the best opportunities to get your child involved in a game that will last a lifetime. Somersett Golf and Country Club PGA professionals are proud to donate their time to your little ones! Just meet us at the country club driving range and your child can join the fun.

GOLF TIP: Consistency By Stuart Smith—PGA Director of Golf


ll of us would like to be more consistent in hitting better golf shots. When we instructors ask students what their biggest challenge is, the number one answer we get is lack of consistency. Consistent golf requires a consistent thought process and routine. Consistent golf also requires a commitment to good fundamentals. The better your fundamentals, the more consistent you will be. Get coaching to help you improve. Here are a few ideas to help you become more consistent: • Make good decisions and play your game. • Assess as many variables as you can about your upcoming shot, such as wind, uphill, downhill, cold temp, hot temp, pin location, trouble around green, size of green, width of fairway, etc. • Range time prior to play can help you play to your day’s tendencies.

• Do not make decisions in accordance to what your all-time best shot was with a particular club. • Play golf NOT golf swing and play to your ability. • Don’t try shots you can’t hit yet. • Golf is a target game while golf swing is a process. • Work on your golf swing on the driving range (or other practice facilities), but play golf on the golf course ... target, target, target! Need help with your long game? With over 35 years of combined experience, the PGA golf staff at the Somersett Golf and Country Club can help you improve your game right here in your own back yard. Rates range from $60 to $80 per hour. Call us at 787-1800, ext. 2.

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CANYON NINE Check in at the concierge desk at The Club at Town Center Hours of Operation September: 8 am to 6 pm* October: 8:30 am to 5 pm* *Weather permitting; call 787-4500 to confirm.

Season Rates

Loyalty Points

Earn loyalty points each time you golf on the Canyon Nine. For each resident green fee purchased on your account, five points will be added to your loyalty account. Earn 50 points to receive a free green fee. These points roll over annually.

Residents: $10 adult Guests: $12 adult Non-residents: $20 adult Students: $5* *Ages 17 and under and 18 and over with a valid student ID

Winter Rates Start October 1st Residents: Guests: Non-residents: Students:

$5 adult $7 adult $15 adult $5*

*Ages 17 and under and 18 and over with a valid student ID

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he Northwest Reno community comes together each A mural on a wall of the library at Rollan September to celebrate its children and to reconfirm a belief in Melton Elementary School depicts Michele the importance of education. The MC Believe in Education 5K Cervantes reading to children. and Fun Run, which marks its seventh year on September 23, attracts young and old, fit and not so fit, people who participate every year and first-timers, all supporting a common cause. The “MC” in the event’s name and its inspiration is former Somersett resident Michele Cervantes, a beloved teacher who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. Michele taught at Jessie Beck and Rollan Melton elementary schools, where she was known as a wonderful teacher who truly cared about her students. A group of Michele’s friends – Kim Devine, Jackie Griffin, Kim Greene, Bonnie Hughes and Traci Dean, along with her husband, Ken Cervantes – created MC Believe as a way of paying tribute to Michele’s lifelong passion for learning. “MC Believe is all about Michele’s vision of seeing kids grow and get a great education,’’ says Kim Devine. “It’s a sense of community and giving,’’ adds Jackie, “and putting faith in our future – in our kids.’’ —TRACI DEAN Money raised from the event funds scholarships for graduates of McQueen High School. Organizers say that despite it’s sad origins, MC Believe is a joyful occasion. They even dubbed the midway point of the 5K “Happy Hill,” a spot at the top of the Boulders where runners’ and walkers’ spirits are boosted with music and water, most of all, the knowledge that the course is all downhill from there. But even with the positive atmosphere, emotions sometimes bubble up. “On the day of everybody gets a little choked up, says Kim Devine. “Just seeing The organizers of MC Believe in Education, everybody out there, some who knew Michele and some who didn’t and they’re all grateful from left, Kim Greene, Bonnie Hughes, for what we’re doing. We always go out on the deck and see them take off down and Kim Devine and Jackie Griffin (not pictured, around the lake. It’s really amazing!” Traci Dean and Ken Cervantes).

“Believe in education. Believe in your goals. Believe in yourself.”

MC Believe in Education 5K & Fun Run Sunday, September 23 Walk, 8:30 am; Run, 8:40 am; Kids Fun Run, 9:45 am Donation: $30 5K Walk or Run participants; $10 for Kids Fun Run; $10 early registration (before September 19) for K-12 students running the 5K. Where: Race begins and ends at The Club at Town Center Registration forms: Pick up at The Club at Town Center or online at Somersett.net. 9

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS All programs listed are for members of The Club at Town Center unless otherwise noted.

Labor Day Bash

Monday, September 3, 11 am–3 pm Join the neighbors at the Club to celebrate Labor Day! The fun will include games and prizes, great food, a DJ and a guaranteed good time. Please remember, Labor Day is a members-only day at the pool.

New Tax Laws Seminar Culinary Techniques Series Learn to Cook in 6 Weeks! 6 classes/$475 Classes starting 9/25 & 10/16

COOKING CLASSES Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 24 Oct. 29

Family Night Artisan Pizza Beginner’s Kitchen – **Free** Thailand Taste of Sicily Sausage Making Workshop Herbs, Spices, Oils & Vinegars Taste of Tuscany Knife Sharpening Workshop French Bistro Cuisine 5 Ingredient Recipes for Fall Tarte Tatin & Apple Dessert Workshop Kids’ Fall Baking Workshop Cooking for Health Autumn Slow Cooker Taste of India Dutch Oven Cooking for Fall Stir Fry Workshop Knife Skills Workshop Sushi Pretzel, Strudel, & Schnitzel Italian Seafood Dinners Date Night – Fiesta Christian Christensen – Autumn Flavors of Süp Cheese Making Workshop Kids’ Halloween Tricks & Treats

Cooking classes • Catering Gourmet deli • Kitchen store Spices by the tablespoon • Knife sharpening Serving lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sat. 225 Crummer Lane, Reno • 775-284-COOK Full cooking class schedule at Nothingtoit.com


Thursday, September 20, 5:30–6:15 pm RSVP at the concierge by September 18 30 adult max Morgan Stanley will present a seminar on the new tax laws and how they will affect you, your life changes, your family and your business. The session, presented by a financial tax professional, will cover: • • • • •

Tax deductions that have been eliminated or changed The new rules on state and local taxes Family-related tax changes regarding children, couples, divorce, retirement What deductions and depreciations businesses can claim and how How to strategically plan and prepare your family and business for success

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Snacks and coffee will be available.

Adult Potluck

Saturdays September 15 & October 20, 6–8 pm RSVP by the Thursday before 12 adult min; 50 max September theme: Keep it simple by only using a maximum of five ingredients in your dish. October theme: Bring your favorite Halloween-inspired dish and get extra points for dressing up. Please indicate what you plan to bring when you RSVP. Please note: Outside alcohol is not permitted at this event. We’ll have a cash bar serving wine and beer.

Adult Bingo

Fridays, September 21 & October 26, 6–8 pm | $10/person We’re playing Bingo at the Club! Spots tend to sell out so register early, online or at the concierge desk. Please note: Bingo is an event for adults ages 18 and over and outside alcohol is not permitted at this event. We’ll have a cash bar serving wine and beer.


Alcohol Policy

Members must check in to the facility upon entering and have their picture taken to program into the system. Members may be turned away if they cannot provide valid ID.

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased from the Club. Members and their guests are not allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages onto the premises, including the pool area and Canyon Nine. No alcoholic beverages will be sold or served to any person not permitted to purchase the same under the laws of the state of Nevada or be sold for offpremises consumption. The Club reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse service to any member or guest who appears to be intoxicated.

RSVP Policy

Please remember to RSVP for programs by the deadline listed so we can ensure that enough supplies and staff are available. All event fees are due at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before an event to receive a refund. No refunds will be given for no-shows. Unless noted, all events are for residents only. If residents choose to bring a guest, event and guest fees apply.

Late Pick-Up Fee The Club will charge a late pick-up fee for any child not picked up within 15 minutes of a program’s end time, including Kids’ Corner. Following the 15-minute grace period, a $5 fee will be charged for every 10 minutes your child remains with us.

Guest Fees: $10 adult; $8 junior Members may bring up to four guests per household at one time. Members must accompany guests at all times. Guests will not be permitted on Labor Day, September 3.

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KIDS’ CORNER Hours & Programming Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm & 5:30–7:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm; Saturday: 8 am–12 pm Closed Sunday

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• Kids’ Corner will only accept children 2 to 6 years of age. All children must be registered by the parent for Kids’ Corner prior to their first use of the room. Registration forms are available at the concierge desk or online at mysomersett.com. • Parents with children who are not bathroom independent must remain on Club premises at all times when their child is in Kids’ Corner. This includes such activities as playing tennis, aerobics, using the fitness room, and swimming or during a special Club function. • For the morning time slots, parents may sign their child up for either 8:30–10:30 am or 10:30 am–12:30 pm Monday through Friday and either 8–10 am or 10 am–12 pm on Saturday. Evening slot is from 5:30–7:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. • The room operates on a six-to-one ratio, with a maximum of 12 children allowed at any given time. To accommodate this ratio, the Club requires reservations to be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure staffing. Reservations may be made online at mysomersett. com seven days in advance. • All children must be dropped off in Kids’ Corner within 15 minutes of their reservation time. If the parent has not checked in their child within the fifteen-minute window, the reservation becomes void and the spot will be opened to a child on the wait list. • No-shows will result in a $10 fee per child due to the Club. Cancellations must be received by 8 am on the day of the reservation.

Family Fun Night Potluck

Friday, September 7, 6–8 pm | RSVP by September 5 Bring the whole family and a delicious dish to enjoy with other kids and parents in your neighborhood. We’ll provide the drinks and paper goods. Great food and games add up to a family-friendly good time!

Kids Movie Night

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Fridays, September 21 & October 26, 5:30–8:30 pm $12/child (includes pizza) | Ages 5–12 RSVP by Wednesday before Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this popular event. In September, we’ll watch Puss and Boots (rated PG) and The Tale of Despereaux (rated G). In October we’ll enjoy Hotel Transylvania (rated PG) and Night at the Museum (rated PG).

Fall Break Camp

Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5, 7 am–6 pm $40/day/resident child; $165/resident child/week RSVP by September 24 | 5 child min; 30 max Need something for the kids to do during fall break? We can keep them busy for you! With games, experiments, crafts and snacks, they’ll have an awesome time. Space is limited, so reserve your child’s spot today.

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BOULDERS AT SOMERSETT Behind its private gates, the Boulders is truly unparalleled luxury living. Located just minutes from the Somersett Country Club, Boulders offers expansive home sites with breathtaking, panoramic views of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as large unique floor plans of both single-story and walk-out basement home designs. Ranging from 4,000–5,828 sq. ft., each and every floor plan offers numerous opportunities for personalization.

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HILLBROW AT SOMERSETT Hillbrow is situated in a gated community located at roundabout # 6 in Somersett. There are six floor plans, two single story and four two story—three and four bedrooms with two and three car garages. Prices start at $465,000. The first phase of 16 homes is sold out and phase 2 lots have just been released. The homes are extremely energy efficient and the standard features are unequalled in Northern Nevada.

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THE CLIFFS AT SOMERSETT The Cliffs at Somersett has six single-story and two-story home designs ranging from 2,642–4,287 sq. ft. Enjoy spacious living with 3–5 bedrooms, 3-car garages, walkout basement options, covered loggias, stunning courtyards, and more. The resort-style amenities include a 24,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse and Canyon Nine Golf Course.

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THE POINTE AT SOMERSETT A new 64 home community, The Pointe by Ryder Homes features 2 single-story and 1 two-story floor plans ranging in size from 2,386–3,057 sq. ft. and designed specifically to take full advantage of the views and natural beauty unique to the site.

From the mid-$500,000s ThePointe@RyderHomes.com RyderHomes.com/ThePointe (775) 470-5015

WINTERCREEK AT SOMERSETT Wintercreek at Somersett is designed for luxury living at it’s finest. These stunning single and two-story homes pair contemporary floorplan designs with an array of exceptional Everything’s Included® features. Homes range from approximately 2,410–3,055 sq. ft. of living space with three to four bedrooms and two to three and one-half bathrooms. Plus, there is enough room for the whole family in Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within a Home®.

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Somersett Country Club The 18-hole Championship Country Club Golf Course was designed by U.S. Champion Tom Kite. Memberships available at 775-787-1800 or www.SomersettGolfandCountryClub.com.



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POOLS/SPAS A resort pool with a 98 foot water slide, three lane junior Olympic pool and two full spas.

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THE GREAT ROOM Enjoy a sunset, relax with a book in front of the fireplace, check your e-mail from your laptop on the wireless network or watch the golfers on the Canyon Nine from the outdoor deck.

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ASPEN LODGE EVENTS All programs at the Aspen Lodge are for Sierra Canyon residents only. Please pay for all events at the front desk.

What’s for Lunch September

Wednesday, September 5, 12–1:30 pm $5/person Menu: Chicken Caesar salad, flat bread, cookies, lemonade. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

Sierra Canyon’s Annual Village Games

September 5–16 You don’t want to miss this fun event. We have over 20 events planned for 2018. If you are interested in helping with the event, please see Lynne. Stay tuned for more details.

Summer Patio Party

Saturday, September 8, 5–8 pm $10/person Music and dancing with DJ Thunder and Lightning. Menu: Croissant sandwiches, potato salad, chips, cake. Coffee, tea and water are available or you may bring a beverage from home.


Chair Yoga w/ Nancy All Levels 10:15–11:30 AM

Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 9, 12–1:30 pm $5/person Bring your kids and your grandkids! We will enjoy a family brunch and then do a fun family project. Menu: Spaghetti with meatballs, green salad, bread, cupcakes, iced tea/lemonade. Sponsored in part by Chris and Vicki at Edward Jones Somersett.

Nevada’s Rich History: Fort Churchill & Dayton Valley Days

National Fruit Punch Day

Thursday, September 20, 8 am–5 pm

AARP Smart Driver Class

Saturday, September 15, 8:15 am–5 pm Patty’s Tours | $69 per passenger An important part of Nevada’s history and the American West, Fort Churchill was built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers and to guard Pony Express mail runs. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay within the Fort Churchill State Historic Park. We will explore the easy walking trail around the park along with our guide to study the ruins left behind. Following our tour, we travel to historic

Friday, September 21, 8 am–Noon $15/AARP members; $20/nonmembers Would you like to get a discount on your auto insurance? Would you like to keep up with Nevada’s traffic laws? Would you like to be a smarter, safer and more confident driver? Then please sign up for this class at the Lodge front desk. Please show up ready to have fun, learn some new things and go home a better driver. If you would like to snack during the class, please bring yourself something.






Tai Chi w/ Marcos All Levels 8:00–8:45 AM

Pilates w/ Victoria All Levels 9:00–10:00 AM

Yoga w/ Kerry All Levels 7:45–8:45 AM

Pilates w/ Victoria All Levels 9:00–10:00 AM

Cardio Mix w/ Lynne All Levels 8:00–8:45 AM

Fit ‘n Flow w/ Carol All Levels 9:00–10:00 AM

Water Fitness w/ Lynne All Levels 9:00–10:00 AM

Tai Chi w/ Marcos All Levels 9:00–10:00 AM

Water Fitness w/ Lynne Int/Adv 9:00–10:00 AM

Yoga w/ Jim Beginner Level 9:00–10:00 AM

Gentle Water Fitness w/ Mandy All Levels 10:15–11:15 AM

Chair Yoga w/ Nancy All Levels 10:15–11:15 AM

Zumba Gold + Zumba Toning w/ Coco 10:15–11:15 AM

Forever Fit w/ Lynne All Levels 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00–5:00 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00–5:00 PM

Aqua Boot Camp w/ Dianna Int/Adv 9:00–10:00 AM

Gentle Yoga w/ Jim Beginner Level 10:15–11:15 AM

Forever Fit w/ Lynne All Levels 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00–5:00 PM Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM


Dayton for Dayton Valley Days. Enjoy food booths, chili cook-off, show & shine, silent auction and street festival, craft and food booths. You will be on your own for lunch. Tour includes deluxe motor coach transportation and entrance fees. Departs from Aspen Lodge at 8:15 am and returns at 5 pm. No refunds unless you sell your seat.

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM

Zumba Gold + Zumba Toning w/ Coco 10:15–11:15 AM

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Giants vs. Dodgers

Sunday, September 30, 7:15 am–10:30 pm Patty’s Tours | $199 per passenger Why hassle with driving, traffic, parking fees? Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while we travel to San Francisco’s ATT Park to see the San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers from your lower reserved seating. These tickets will sell out fast, so don’t wait, book your space now for a fun and exciting day of baseball. Tour includes deluxe motor coach transportation and reserved seating (View Reserve Right Field). Departs at 7:15 am from Gold Ranch Casino (North parking lot) and returns at 10:30 pm. No refunds unless you sell your seat.

What’s for Lunch October

Wed., October 3, 12–1:30 pm | $5/person Menu: Chili, cheese, onion, sour cream, cornbread, Fritos. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

Sierra Canyon Craft Fair

Saturday, October 6, 11 am–3 pm Come up and get a jump start on your holiday gift buying. There will be many vendors.


National Angel Food Cake Day Wednesday, October 10, 8 am–5 pm, in the Lodge living room

Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 10, 8 am–2 pm in front of Lodge Let’s continue with our generous donations! Please sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 am–1 pm Presented by Edward Jones.

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Hollywood Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 31, 5:30–8:30 pm $20/person Come as your favorite actor or actress. Decorations, dress up, dancing. Music by DJ Thunder N Lightning. Menu: Meat parfait, green salad, bread, snacks, cake. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.


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Mission & Purpose Reno Bike Project is a non-profit community bicycle shop and resource for the Truckee Meadows committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through education, cooperation and advocacy. The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one. Since our inception in 2006, RBP has grown from a basement operation to a full cycling community center and advocacy group. RBP’s current and permanent home is at 216 E. Grove St., open to the public 38–50 hours a week. We are constantly striving to achieve our mission of getting more people on bikes, and last year alone we distributed over 1,930 bikes back into the community through our shop and various programs. Our public workstations that provide affordable access to the tools and expertise cyclists need to maintain their own bikes, and our customers logged over 1,600 hours of workstation time in the past year. Our educational programs include “Ladies Night” every Tuesday night, and “Dan’s Night” every Wednesday night, and a 9-week “Bicycle Repair Class,” offered quarterly on Thursday nights. Outside of our community bike shop, RBP engages people through our Major Taylor, Biggest Little Commuter, and FutureCycle Programs, which bring the message of the bicycle to the people; to engage, educate and empower them to be the change they want to see in the world. RBP also hosts many annual events promoting cycling and cycling culture which include community rides, the We HeArt Bikes Art Show, Bike Week Pancake Feed, Bike Swaps, and provides a Bike Valet at various public events.


Ways to Support 4 Sign up to volunteer in the shop or at events. 4 Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of current happenings, opportunities and needs. 4 Become an RBP member with an annual subscription—we’re having a membership drive in October. 4 Donate cash, used bikes bike parts, accessories, tools, shop & office equipment, or expertise. 4 Sign kids up for Major Taylor Ride Camps, offered over school breaks. 4 Become a customer and purchase your bikes, replacement parts, and accessories; or repair and maintain your bike with us (full-service or selfservice). 4 Attend RBP events. 4 October is our birthday month! We’re turning 12!


FALL POOL PROGRAMS/HOURS Fall Pool Hours Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1 through 3 Play Pool and Spas Open: 10 am–9 pm

Lap Swim Etiquette Please be courteous to other lap swimmers. Circle swimming is a good rule of thumb when there are multiple swimmers in one lane. Please stay to the right of the blue lane guide when this is appropriate.

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Lap swim: 7 am–11 am and 7–9 pm Free swim: 11 am–7 pm Play Pool & Lower Spa Hours After Labor Day Lower Pools will be open on weekends only Sept. 4 through 30. Weekends: 10 am–7 pm October TBD due to pool renovation project; check www.somersett. net for current updates on the pool project progress.

Lap Pool September 4 through 30 Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 6 am–7 pm Tuesday–Thursdays: 6 am–9 am and 11 am–7 pm (closed from 9 –11 am for AquaFit) Weekends: 7 am–12 pm and 5–7 pm (free swim from 12–5 pm) October TBD due to pool renovation project; check www.somersett. net for current updates on the pool project progress.

AQUATIC RULES POOL RULES 1. Use of the pool is restricted to hours when lifeguards are on duty. Swimmers are asked to use caution at all times when utilizing the pool area. Any incident should be reported to a lifeguard immediately. 2. Children using flotation devices must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of six must be closely supervised by an accompanying adult. 3. Children wearing diapers must have vinyl pants over the diaper and under the bathing suit. The Club reserves the right to ask a child be removed from the water if he or she is not wearing vinyl pants. 4. Proper bathing suits are required for swimming. No cut-off shorts or thongs allowed. 5. Please shower before entering pool. 6. No diving in any area of the pool. 7. No glass containers of any kind permitted on the pool deck. 8. No food or drink allowed in the pool.


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Persons with skin disorders may be denied use of the pool. No pets allowed within pool deck area. Exceptions will only be made for guide animals. No rafts permitted. No running, horse play or water guns permitted within pool deck area. Kickboards are for use as swimming aids and/or swimming instruction; no standing, sitting or horse playing allowed. The pool furniture is not to be removed from its location on the pool deck. Members are not permitted to bring in outside coolers larger than 12” x 12” x 12” without prior management approval. No outside alcohol is permitted. Refrain from talking to lifeguards while they are on the stands. Lifeguards’ instructions must be obeyed at all times by members and guests for maximum safety.

SLIDE RULES 1. Swimmers must stay clear of the catch pool and slide exit area. Do not reach into the slide from the deck area.

September 4 through 30. Weekdays: 6 am–7 pm Weekends: 7 am–7 pm October TBD due to pool renovation project; check www.somersett. net for current updates on the pool project progress.

Aqua Fit

24 person max Join this invigorating and jointfriendly workout in the lap pool. Participants may sign in no earlier than 30 minutes before class. Through Sept. 30 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9–10 am; 10:10–11 am Wednesdays: 9–10 am Saturdays: 9–10 am; 10:15–11:05 am October TBD due to pool renovation project; check www.somersett.net for current updates on the pool project progress.

2. Riders must exit the catch pool immediately by use of stairs. 3. Children less than 48 inches tall who are unable to swim may only use the slide with a parent. 4. Parents may assist their child out of the water in the catch pool if necessary, but they cannot stand in front of the slide to catch their child. Parents may wait at the steps if needed. 5. Only one person at a time is allowed to go down the slide, excluding a parent and small child as described above. 6. Please walk up the steps and make sure the catch pool is empty before going down the slide. 7. Riders must go down on their back, feet first. 8. No flotation devices of any kind are permitted on the slide, including those in bathing suits. 9. No goggles, sunglasses, hats or any object that may fall off into the water is permitted on the slide. 10. No diving from the slide into the catch pool upon exiting the flume. 11. Lifeguard instructions must be obeyed at all times by members and guests for maximum safety.

SPA RULES 1. Children 12 years of age or younger who wish to use the spa must be supervised by an adult. 2. It is recommended that children under 12 years of age enjoy the spa no longer than 10 consecutive minutes at a time. 3. Extended exposure to hot water or vapors may be detrimental to the health of elderly persons and persons with heart conditions, diabetes or high or low blood pressure. 4. People with skin, ear, genital or other body infections, open sores or wounds should not use the hot tub due to the possibility of spreading infection. 5. Do not ingest water by mouth as this can cause infection and illness. Parents are to warn children not to allow water in their mouths. 6. The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness. 7. Horseplay, splashing, swimming and diving are not permitted in the spas.

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IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE, I WOULD GO TO: I love Paris; I could live there. And I’ve been wanting to go to Argentina, Spain, and Morocco for years. One of these days!

ORIGINALLY FROM? Santa Barbara, CA WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING? Presenting fascinating stories about Reno’s, Lake Tahoe’s, and the Greater Sacramento area’s food and drink culture (from farming, ranching, and food artisans to brewers, distillers, and home cooks). In this venture, I get to combine all of my passions: a love of food and drink, publishing, community, local business, and for making a difference. FAVORITE FOOD(S): Depends on the season! Fall and winter: apples, squash, and hearty stew. Spring: asparagus, peas, and the season’s first strawberries. Summer: fresh fruit of all kinds (peaches, plums, grapes). I also love a big bowl of freshly made pasta with pesto sauce anytime, but I have to be careful with that craving.


FAVORITE SPOT IN RENO/TAHOE: Mountain biking or hiking the top of a mountain in Reno or Lake Tahoe or bobbing in the water at Lake Tahoe on a sunny day. WHY SOMERSETT? Jaci, my partner of 19 years, and I were in the first 100 people to live in Somersett. As soon as we heard about the development, we rushed to buy a home here and even had to go into a lottery to purchase. We love it here! Natural surroundings, trails (I was on the trails committee to help develop them), and parks. Our beautiful home backs up to open space. The people are friendly. We love our neighbors! The Town Center has lots of great amenities, including yoga with lovely Linda! Frankly, I can’t see living anywhere else, except maybe Paris.

FALL LANDSCAPING TIPS By Ryan Harvey Reno Green Landscaping


s we move into fall, cooler temperatures are headed our way. With that in mind, it is time for you and your landscape to adjust to the changes. There are many fall landscaping tasks we recommend performing to help your landscape transition from warmer to freezing temperatures.

FALL PLANTING Fall is one of the best times to plant because the temperatures drop a bit and new plantings are less likely to experience shock and heat stress symptoms. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow while still gaining the benefits of 6 to 8 weeks of routine irrigation before winterization is needed. Unlike the spring, when rain and unpredictable weather changes can make working with soil almost impossible, fall typically offers more stable weather for planting. Plus, the crisp, cool air makes for a more enjoyable experience while planting. Planting a mix of evergreen shrubs and trees ensures your landscape has color and texture during the winter months. While deciduous trees and shrubs lose their foliage during the winter, evergreens keep their leaves or needles year-round. Some examples of evergreen trees and shrubs are Mugo Pine, Blue Spruce, Photinia, Euonymus and Austrian Pine. The use of ornamental grasses and selecting deciduous plants with brightly colored bark is another great way to create interest and contrast during the winter months. For example, Red Twig and Yellow Twig dogwoods have beautiful red and yellow branches and when combined with evergreen trees, the contrast is striking, even in the winter months. Our area has very few choices when it comes to annuals for the fall and winter months. However, you can still create a colorful, festive look in your pots and annual color beds by using a combination of evergreens and annual color. For example, you can combine a Dwarf Alberta Spruce, kale and pansies. And, if we have significant moisture over the winter months, you can enjoy them all the way into early spring. Pots are a great way to be creative and incorporate seasonal items such as gourds, pumpkins, aspen branches or even hay bales and dried corn husks. You can then incorporate evergreen clippings and pine cones over the winter months. If you want to incorporate spring bulbs into your landscape, fall is the time to plant them. Planting bulbs such as tulips and daffodils are a great way to enjoy early spring color.

FALL FERTILIZATION While fertilization requirements differ between plants, adding nutrients can promote plant life. Iron, sulfur and higher amounts of phosphorous are fundamental nutrients for plant growth in the fall and are available in many fertilizers. To really know what your property needs we recommend soil

testing, but a couple of broad-spectrum products to consider are as follows: • 24-6-10 is high in nitrogen but it is slow-release product. It will keep your turf greener for longer in the fall. • 6-6-24 XB is a quick-release, potassium-based product. The potassium will help root growth over the winter. • Another alternative to consider is to top dress turf and amend soil in planters with humus.

FALL PRUNING In the fall and winter, trees enter a dormant stage, halting their growth. Due to growth inactivity and dropping temperatures, this creates an ideal setting for pruning. Anytime between late fall and early spring is best for pruning trees because it promotes the tree’s current health and sustains future tree growth. And, because deciduous trees lose their leaves, it is a good time to perform canopy-pruning tasks. Look dead wood and branches that cross or rub against each other. When it comes to your grasses, perennials and shrubs, it is good to let them go as long as possible before their final pruning. This is because the leaves are the part of the plant that take in energy from the sun and carbon dioxide which are two vital ingredients in the process that the plant uses to produce food called photosynthesis. Allowing this to continue late into the fall promotes healthy root growth and give the plant the energy it needs to make it through the winter and flush out in the spring.

WINTERIZING Without proper preparation, freezing temperatures might damage your irrigation system. To minimize this risk, you’ll need to winterize your irrigation system. Typically, in this region, we recommend performing this task in October/November. In some of the higher elevations, such as Somersett, you may need to winterize as early as October, depending on temperatures. You want to make sure the temperatures have dropped to the point where your turf and plants are naturally starting to go dormant, yet you don’t want to wait too long and risk freeze damage. There are several methods to drain your irrigation system and it is important to research the option that is most appropriate for your system. Irrigation systems are installed using one of the three types of water removal: manual drain, auto drain or blowout. If you don’t know your system type, it is best to use the blowout method. For more information about winterizing your system, visit hunterindustries.com/ winterizing-your-irrigation-system.


FITNESS For a complete description of all our classes and a current calendar, please visit the fitness calendar on our website at somersett.net.

Personal Training

Fall Tennis Extravaganza

Personal training is a great way to get personalized fitness routines designed to increase your performance and get results. Whether you’re new to the gym, coming back after some time off, or you want to shake up your normal routine, our personal trainers can help you work out safely and efficiently.

Saturday, September 22, 9–11 am | RSVP by September 17 Ages 5-12 |$10/child | 12 child min; 18 max Fun tennis skills, drills and thrills with Coach John! A small snack is provided. Sign up at the concierge or by calling 787-4500.

Age Limits in the Gym Per the manufacturer’s warnings for the gym equipment: Children 12 and under are not permitted to use the fitness facility. Children 13 and 14 years of age may not use the treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, or bikes. Children and minors 13–17 years of age must be supervised by an adult while using any weight equipment. It is recommended children and minors 13–17 years of age take a safety class prior to using the fitness center. Contact Sports Coordinator Camille Porter for more information.

Fitness Questions For information about our free classes, fitness equipment, reformer Pilates, personal training and pricing, please visit our website at somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at 787-4500, ext. 321. If you’re new or just curious about all of our strength-training equipment, call today to arrange a complimentary fitness orientation.


Wind down from a busy week in one of our spacious cedarlined saunas and take advantage of the many amenities in our locker rooms. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms feature day-use lockers, restrooms, showers and changing areas. Last but certainly not least, remember to take full advantage of our massage room. The Club at Town Center has licensed massage therapists ready to cater to your aches and pains. Enjoy a relaxing and beneficial massage by scheduling an appointment with one of our professionals. Whether you’re looking to alleviate stress or just enjoy a bit of TLC, the Club’s menu offers many types of treatments to fit your needs. For more information on what we offer and to contact our massage therapists, call the concierge at 787-4500.

Doubles Tennis

September and October | Monday and Wednesday: 9–11 am We’re pleased to offer private or semi-private lessons, group classes, drill classes and free doubles tennis classes. We offer tennis for a variety of ages and services for all of our members. Looking for new tennis equipment, to get your racquets re-strung, or just searching for information? Contact tennis professional John Mathews at 287-8229. To register, visit the concierge desk.

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Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda

Saturdays, September 8 and October 13 Meet at The Club @ 9:30 am; Hiking location TBD Register at the concierge desk for these beautiful Sierra hikes. For more information, please visit somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at camille.porter@fsresidential.com.

JULY/AUGUST FITNESS SCHEDULE For a complete description of all our fitness classes and the most up to date calendar, please visit somersett.net or the Club’s concierge desk.







Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 8:00 – 9:00 AM

NEW TIME! Torch w/ Angela 6:30 – 7:15 AM

**Doubles Tennis w/ John 8:00 – 11:00 AM

NEW TIME! Torch w/ Leslie H. 6:30 – 7:15 AM

NEW! *Mind Body Wellness w/ Bruce 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Yoga w/ Karen 9:00 – 10:00 AM

**Doubles Tennis w/ John 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:30 – 8:30 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:30 – 8:30 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Mandy 9:00 – 10:00 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Mandy 9:00 – 10:00 AM

NEW! Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 8:30 – 9:30 AM *Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

NEW! Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30–10:30 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Mandy 10:15 – 11:05 AM

Cardio Step w/Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM

*Meditation w/ Linda 9:30 – 9:45 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM *Boot Camp w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Aqua Fit w/ Linda 10:10 – 11:00 AM

Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Aqua Fit w/ Linda 10:10 – 11:00 AM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 11:20 – 11:35 AM

*Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

*Boot Camp w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Stretch 15 w/ Christy 11:35 – 11:50 AM

*Stretch 15 w/ Christy 12:30 – 12:45 PM

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:45 – 3:15 PM

Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM

NEW! *Mind Body Wellness w/ Bruce 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Spin w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

Boot Camp w/ Christy 6:30 – 7:10 PM

Spin Boot Camp w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM Boot Camp w/ Christy 6:30 – 7:10 PM

* = Sports Court ** = Tennis Courts *** = Outdoor Pickleball Courts Classes are held in the aerobic studio unless otherwise noted.

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The SOA is professionally managed by FirstService Residential. Onsite office is located at The Club at Town Center. CUSTOMER CARE: 775-624-9152 ASSESSMENT MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 54089 Los Angeles, CA 90054-0089

ACCOUNT INFORMATION: www.nevada.fsrconnect.com/somersett ASSOCIATION HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3

Assessment Reminder

Assessment Payments Submitted Online (via Paylease)

Assessments are due on the first of each month. A late fee of $25 will be posted to accounts not paid by the 30th of the month. Accounts 60 days past due will lose clubhouse and/or Canyon Nine privileges. Accounts 75 days past due will be sent to collections.

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You can pay your monthly assessments online from the FirstService Residential website through ClickPay, a third-party payment processing company. Payments submitted through ClickPay typically take up to three business days to be credited to your assessment account. Please keep this in mind since payments received after the 30th are subject to a $25 late fee. ClickPay charges a fee for its payments made by debit or credit card. There is no fee if you pay by e-check. For an extra fee, you may arrange to have a payment posted within one business day. You may also submit payments to the SOA office, via check or money order only.

Compliance Information To report a non-compliance, please email Chrissy Parker at christine.parker @fsresidential.com or call 787-4500, ext. 327. Please note that while we do investigate and document each complaint received, we cannot disclose the status of anyone’s account. Should a homeowner not respond to or correct a violation, he or she will be summoned to a hearing and could be suspended from the Club and assessed fines. At this time the Association has a policy not to enter a property unless it is bank owned, and then only to repair front-yard landscaping.


Somersett Owners Association 2018 Meeting Schedule

Any changes to the meeting dates will be updated online at somersett.net on the SOA’s Committees & Meetings page. Executive sessions, AGC and CSC meetings are not open to residents other than those on the agenda. Communications, Somersett Parks, Facilities and Finance committee meetings are open to all owners and are held at The Club at Town Center. Meetings of the Board of Directors are also open to all owners and are held in the Sports Court at The Club at Town Center.

September 3rd 4th 5th 6th 12th 13th 20th 20th 26th 26th

SOA CLOSED 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 9:00 am 8:30 am 4:00 pm 9:00 am 5:30 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm

2018 Board Election Facilities Somersett Parks AGC CSC Finance AGC Communications Executive BOARD

October 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 10th 18th 18th 17th 17th

4:00 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 9:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 5:30 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm

Finance Facilities Somersett Parks AGC CSC AGC Communications Executive BOARD

There are three positions open on the Board of Directors. If you would like to serve on the Board, please complete the form included on page 28 of this issue in its entirety and return on or before September 30 to the onsite office located at The Club at Town Center. The completed forms will be reproduced and provided in a mailing to the membership. We also ask that each candidate provide a headshot via email to soa@mysomersett.com for posting on the website. Board election ballots and candidate statements will be mailed to unit owners by October 15, 2018. Nevada law requires that all directors be elected by secret written ballot. Only you can vote on your secret ballot, which must be completely filled in and placed in the envelope marked secret ballot. It will not be opened until the annual meeting on November 19, 2018. Ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be sent to The Club at Town Center, 7650 Town Square Way, Reno, NV 89523 by November 18. Ballots may also be returned in person to the ballot boxes at either the Club or Aspen Lodge, no later than 1 pm on November 19. No ballots will be accepted at the annual meeting.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes Agendas for Board of Directors’ meetings will be posted online at somersett.net at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes of these meetings will be posted at somersett.net once they have been approved at the next scheduled meeting. For a draft copy of minutes, please submit your request to soa@mysomersett.com.

2019 Budget Workshops and Presentations

All workshops and presentations are open to all members and are held at The Club at Town Center. September 13th from 4–6 pm: Recap on all budgets and review contract allocations September 20th from 4–6 pm: Review financial updates to reserves October 4th from 5:30–7 pm: Presentation of 2019 Budget for members October 17th at 5:30 pm: Board of Directors Meeting will include budget approval November 19th at 4 pm: Annual Meeting – budget ratification and elections



2018 Election

The Annual Meeting of Members of the Somersett Owners Association will be held at 4:00PM on November 19, 2018. On the agenda will be a board election. Association members will be electing (3) three members to the all-owner board with two seats serving a two-year term and one seat serving a one-year term.

If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors (BOD), please complete this Candidate Statement and return it by US Mail or hand-delivery by 5PM on September 30, 2018 to: The Club at Town Center, Attn: Board Election, 7650 Town Square Way, Reno, NV 89523. Name (print in full):

Association Street Address:


I am the owner of a property within the Somersett Owners Association and my name appears on the Deed. I am an officer, employee, agent or director of a corporate owner of a unit, a trustee or designated beneficiary of a trust that owns a unit, a partner of a partnership that owns a unit, a member or manager of a limited-liability company that owns a unit, and a fiduciary of an estate that owns a unit. I agree that if requested I will submit documentation as proof of such for the purpose of this election and the records of the Association.

I. You must make a good faith effort to disclose any financial, business, professional or personal relationship or interest that would result or would appear to a reasonable person to result in a potential conflict of interest for the candidate if the candidate were to be elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. No, I do not have a potential conflict of interest. Yes, I have a potential conflict of interest.

_________ Initials

Yes, I am a member in good standing. No, I am not a member in good standing.

___________ Initials

II. You must disclose whether or not you are a member of the associaion in good standing. A candidate shall not be deemed to be in “good standing� if the candidate has any unpaid past due assessments or construction penalties that are required to be paid to the association. Please use the following lines to respond to the statutory requirements cited in I and II above.

Please briefly describe on your interest in serving, on the BOD, your goals for the Association, and professional background.

You may attach additional information regarding the information above or to support your candidacy no longer than a single page; and it must not contain anything defamatory, libelous or profane.

I request my name be placed on the ballot for the 2018 BOD election. I understand that a copy of this form, including any attachment will be mailed to all association members along with their ballot. I also understand that if elected, I am required to certify, in writing, that I have read and understand to the best of my ability, the governing documents of the Association and Chapter 116 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, within ninety (90) days of election. Signature 28


If you have any questions, contact Tracy Carter, Community Manager, at 775-787-4500.



ver feel like you’re missing out on a group conversation? Do your children/spouse/grandchildren speak too fast or mumble? Has anyone told you “you need to have your hearing checked”? These are all signs that you may have hearing loss. Many people ask “why can’t I just live with it”? There are several reasons you should have your hearing checked. Let’s start with the medical reasons… Researchers have been studying the connection between hearing loss and mental decline for about 10 years. The research tells us that the earlier we treat our hearing loss the stronger our brains will remain and the lower the chance of health-related issues (i.e. dementia, general memory loss, balance issues). AND the earlier we treat, the more we can slow the decline. But let’s talk about the issues related to our lifestyle. If you could enjoy going out to dinner and social engagements again, wouldn’t that be worth it? To laugh along with your friends at the joke, instead of wondering what was said? You may be able to resolve all of these issues (and more!) with the help of hearing aids. Hearing aids are no longer only perceived for “old people”. Many of our younger generation are wearing hearing aids today and people are enjoying social activities into our later years. Why not get the most enjoyment out of life that you can? My Hearing Centers offers free hearing screenings and we are just outside Somersett. Why not schedule yours today? —Article submitted by Bonnie Griffin, Director of Hearing, The Hearing Center, 6140 Mae Anne Ave., Suite 1A | 888-348-3586



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September 1 Color coding system for events throughout Somersett Living and all SOA Communications are: BROWN: Events for residents with access to The Club at Town Center. BLUE: SOA events open to all residents, including Sierra Canyon. GREEN: Events at the SGCC; open to all residents. PURPLE: Public events; open to anyone.

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Labor Day Bash

Investment Roundtable Discussion Mah Jongg

Bridge Club Watercolor Classes

Mah Jongg Writer’s Forum

Art + Painting Family Fun Night Potluck

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Knitting & Crocheting

Coffee & Treats with Staff


Mah Jongg

Bridge Club Watercolor Classes

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Adult Potluck

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Board Game Club

Knitting & Crocheting

Coffee & Treats with Staff


Mah Jongg

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

New Tax Laws Seminar

Kids Movie Night Adult Bingo

Tennis Extravaganza

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Bridge Club Knitting & MC Believe 5K and Crocheting Fun Run Pinochle

Book Club Mah Jongg

Watercolor Classes

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Board Meeting 30 October 1 2 3 4 5 6

Sip-N-Shop Applications Available! Knit & Crochet Pinochle

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Bridge Club Watercolor Classes

Mah Jongg Writer’s Forum 2019 Budget Presentation

Art + Painting

Commity-wide Garage Sale

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Knitting & Crocheting

Mah Jongg

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg


Art + Painting Haunted House

Touch-A-Truck Fall Festival and Haunted House

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Knitting & Crocheting

Mah Jongg


Bridge Club Board Meeting

Mah Jongg

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Board Game Club (21)

Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle

Bridge Club (24, 31) Mah Jongg

Watercolor Classes (24,31) Book Club (24)


Art + Painting

Adult Potluck



Art + Painting Mah Jongg

Kids Movie Night Adult Bingo

Check out page 4 for information on all of the great weekly clubs open to ALL residents!


The 11th Annual NSET Burgundy & Gold Wine & Beer Tasting Silent Auction Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6-9:00pm, California Building, Idlewild Park DONATION: $25 ADVANCE, $30 AT DOOR Variety of wines and beer to taste, appetizers, silent auction, raffle prizes & wine or beer glass included. TO PURCHASE TICKETS: email: nsetruns@gmail.com call: 775-400-3229

THIS YEAR THE BENEFICIARIES ARE: Washoe County School District Youth Athletics/NIAA, University of Nevada Women’s Cross Country Team, and remainder goes to smaller non-profits and local families in need. Northern Sierra Endurance Training (NSET) Northern Sierra Endurance Training (NSET) Mission: NSET’s mission is to provide a venue for individuals to meet other people training for endurance events in the Truckee Meadows. By promoting the benefits of endurance sports, like walking and running, in the Truckee Meadows, NSET hopes to improve individual’s health and performance as a result of a positive, supportive group association. NSET is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting physical fitness through activity in the surrounding community. The organization strives to foster an environment of fellowship and good will and exemplify key attributes of being friendly, professional and morally supportive of other athletes’ goals and achievements, no matter their level of fitness.

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