The Desert Sun
Volume 36, Issue 5
Resort Activities Desert Shadows has a live band every Saturday night from 7-10pm. Come out and enjoy some live entertainment and dancing. On February 1, we will have Johnny K. & Kompany (Oldies dance) Poodle skirts and guys in rolled up jeans and T-shirts. On February 8, Bobby Freeman will be playing for us. We will have a special event on February 15th, with American Kountry doing a Valentines dance. February 22, will be Michael on the Keys (Polka Dot & Stripe night).
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: We had our first pancake breakfast at the new time and it was a great success. We will continue with the new time of ticket sales from 8:15 to 9:15am. There will be a pancake breakfast Saturday, February 1st and 15th. We hope to see you again so you can enjoy breakfast prepared by some of our finest cooks. Quote Of The Month: For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard
ICE CREAM: Now who doesn’t like ice cream? Remember the old jingle “You scream I scream we all scream for ice cream.” So if that is you screaming, come on over to the auditorium on February 26th for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL at 6:00 P.M. You can make your own Sundae; there will be different kinds of toppings you can choose from. The price will be $2.00 for each Sundae. DONUTS: We will have donuts on Saturday February 8th and 22nd. Donuts are on sale from 7:30am to 8:00 am or until gone. So don’t miss out on a donut, free cup of coffee and a good social time.
VENDOR DAY Vendor’s day will be Friday the 14th. Sales are from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Donuts will be available in back auditorium around 9:00am. Lunch will be available at 11:30. Come on out and get your sweetie a Valentine Days gift.. POTLUCK LUNCH: There is only ONE potluck lunch in February and it will be on Thursday the 13th. . Lunch is at noon and all are welcome to attend. Please sign the sign up sheet posted in the lobby and join us for a nice variety of food for lunch. Each person needs to bring a dish to share and your own table. The Noon Potluck lunches are served buffet style.
ACTIVITIES OFFICE HOURS
FRONT OFFICE HOURS
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 - 12:00 ; 1:00 - 3:00
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
SATURDAY: 9:00– 12:00 ACTIVITY OFFICE PHONE 623-869-9224
More Activities TALENT SHOW: Never fear, it wouldn’t be a season at Desert Shadows if we didn’t have a talent show put on by our ever so talented park people. You won’t be disappointed, it is an evening of fun. Come and see what they are up to this season. The show will be Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday the 26th. The doors open at 6:30PM with the show starting at 7:00PM. You can come to the activity office and pick up your ticket for $1.00 each. DINNER INFORMATION: It was brought to my attention that our new residents and traveling visitors are not familiar with our table set-up and service for our dinners. We have four Dinners during the season that the park provides the meat for our meal. The tables are set for 16 people and a food table provided for the food they bring for the meal. The tables will have colored table clothes and are numbered, the food table will match the dinning table color and number so it will help keep it from being confusing. You need to sign up on the sign up sheet that is posted in the lobby an there is one name per line with each person listing what food item they will bring to the dinner. You also need to bring your own table service and beverage. Coffee will be provided. There are volunteers that prepare and carve the meat. A tray of meat is put on each food table and the 16 people will eat the food that those 16 have brought and placed on their table. Volunteers are always needed for clean up after the dinner and is very much appreciated. If there are any questions or concerns please come to the activity office and we will be glad to help you out. PARK PLAY: The park play will be Tuesday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 5th name of play is “Town Meeting”. The doors will be open 6:30 and show at 7:00pm. Tickets will be available in activity office for $1.00 each. Page 2
RED HAT INFORMAL EVENTS: Arizona Broadway Theatre performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” was attended by twenty two ladies on Sunday, January 26th. It was a grand singing and dancing and eating time!! Monday, February 17 at 11:30am is our Turf Paradise horserace track outing. The bulletin board in the card room has the sign up sheet, and there are a few remaining spots. The Arabian Horse show dates are Feb. 13-23 and availability of passes will be known by contacting Patti Carman. March and April activities are in the planning stages. Please stay tuned to the Red and Purple on the sign up board and join us whenever you can. Betty Threinen 623-582-9334 CASION TRIP: There is another casino trip for Ft. McDowell on February 10th & 11th. Please see the sign up sheet in the card room. There also will be one in March. ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Bill & Barb Cramer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and would like you to join them on Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 PM in the auditorium for cake, coffee, and punch.
Homes for Sale If you are tired of traveling the road in your RV and want a more permanent place in sunny Phoenix, AZ to live full time or even just during our nice winter season, take a look at the homes for sale at Desert Shadows. Our full time professional sales person, Afton, will help you with all the details and paperwork. Call Afton for more details. 480-267-1326 or see our website for a list of currently available homes at www.phoenixrvresorts.com THE DESERT SUN
Guys and Gals Golf
Church News February 2014 The Desert Shadows Interdenominational Church meets in the Auditorium at 9AM on Sundays. Everyone is welcome. The Church committee meets every Tuesday at 3:00PM in the Craft room. If you would like to participate, please attend. Again, everyone is welcome. Bible Study continues on Wednesdays from 2-3PM in the Back Auditorium with Rev. Roger Withee leading the study on the Old Testament. Sunday Morning Services: 2nd Communion Sunday with Rev. Wade McKinley and Chick Jordan, 9th Olympic Sunday with Barbara Cramer and Brian Lilyquist, 16th Memorial Sunday with Rev. Roger Withee and Carlyle Davidsen, 23rd Dr. Douglas Wright with Patti Carman. Pictures for inclusion on the Memorial Board for the February 16th service are to be delivered to Dolores Goerz at Space 334 by February 10th. The photos should be of those residents who passed away during the past year. The church will be printing a Church Directory during February. General sign up for inclusion in the directory closed on January 31st. There will be no charge for a printed copy of the directory and an
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Time to sign up for the bi-annual Guys and Gals Golf Outing. The tournament will be held on Friday, March 14th, at the Bellair Golf Course, and the banquet will be that same evening. Sign up will be on Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 A.M. in the craft room. This tournament is for everyone who plays golf. The only requirement is that you come and sign up with a partner. This does not mean that you will be playing with that person, but we need an even number of guys and gals for our foursomes. We play a scramble game, playing best ball, so every level of golfer will have a good time. The cost is $10.00 a person for entry fee. We will be staying at the Iron Works for dinner following golf. We will be given a choice of 4 items off of the menu, including the Fish Fry. Hope to see everyone at the sign-up on March 1, 2014 Any Questions? Call: Karen and Ralph Spiva 505-320 0941 Doris Kelly 623 581-8672 Grant White 623-580-9768. Menu choices are as follows: Fish Fry $9.99 Chef Salad 9.99 Chicken Breast Sandwich 8.99 Philly Steak Sandwich 8.99
Computer User’s Group The Desert Shadows Computer Users Group is open to everyone. We meet Wednesdays at 10:30 in the Back Auditorium. We typically have a 30-45 minute presentation on a computer related topic, which is always followed by at least 30 minutes of group-generated questions and answers. The group is very informal, with an easy give-andtake atmosphere. Within the group, there are “experts” on both Windows-based pc computers (Dell, HP, Acer, Sony, etc) and (Apple)/mac-based computers, who can help with questions. Meetings usually last from 1 to 1-1/2 hours. (Stay as long as you can.) If you would like some personal help, please come to one of our meetings to make contact with an “expert”. Scheduled Meetings and Topics in February: 2/5/14: Open Forum and Problem Solving: We will answer questions and attempt to verbally solve any problems you may have. For questions that cannot be verbally answered immediately and
you have brought your computer with you, personal hands-on help can hopefully be given after the verbal Q & A, as time allows. Questions and problem descriptions submitted by email, by 2/4/14: will take precedence, as our “experts” will have some time to give them some thoughts. Em a i l s t o J e f f M i c h a e l p l e a s e, a t email@example.com 2/12/14: Web Browsers & Surfing the Web What are browsers? Which ones should you use? Which ones should you avoid? What websites should you avoid? Which ones are "safe"? Q & A after the presentation. 2/19/14: Passwords: Why do we need them? What is a ”strong” password? How do I remember them. Should I write them down? What is a password manager? How do they work? Q & A after the presentation. 2/26/14: Video/Photo Preservation: How to preserve old photos and videos on digital media. Q & A after the presentation.
Red Velvet Pancakes Who doesn't love red velvet cake? These pancakes are my excuse to have this delectable treat for breakfast! Ingredients 10 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups sugar 2/3 cup baking cocoa 6 teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons baking powder 5 teaspoons salt ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch): 2 cups buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons red food coloring Butter and maple syrup
Directions In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place 2 cups in each of five resealable plastic bags or containers. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (10 cups mix). To prepare pancakes: Pour mix into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs and food coloring. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup. Yield: 16 pancakes per batch.
FEBRUARY 2014 Sunday
8:15AM PANCAKES OLDIES Dance 7-10 JOHNNY K & KOMPANY 2
7:30AM DONUTS Bingo 6:45PM
Darts 6:30PM 9
DANCE 7-10 11
9:00AM CHURCH NOON POTLUCK
Bingo 6:45PM 16
VENDOR’S DAY 10AM TO 1:00PM
LUNCH 11:30 21
BOBBY FREEMAN 15 8:15 AM PANCAKES VALENTINE Dance 7-10 AMERICAN KOUNTRY 22
POLKA DOT &
STRIPE NIGHT Dance 7-10 MICHAEL ON THE KEYS
ICE CREAM SOCIAL Darts 6:30PM
BINGO 6:45 PM