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November 2013 Volume 36, Issue 2


The Desert Sun


Hello to all who have returned to Desert Shadows, we are happy to have you back. We hope you had a good summer and made some new memories along the way. We hope you are ready for another fun filled season. We had our first dance of the season and it was our Halloween party and was enjoyed by all. There are many more dances ahead this season so if you missed this one you can plan on attending the next one. Keep your eye on the bulletin board as the season picks up. As more of you return and we have our volunteers back that organize some of the activities they will be posted in lobby. November looks like it will be a busy month. I would like to introduce Charlene Kinmann as my new employee in the activity office this season. Charlene and husband Ron are now permanent residents of Desert Shadows and come to us from Missouri. Please stop by and say “HI” and welcome her to the activity office. You might recognize her because she is also in charge of Thursday night BINGO. IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS: If you have any ideas or suggestions for activities that others might also enjoy please drop by the activity office. Your suggestions are always welACTIVITIES OFFICE HOURS

come; we love new and fresh ideas. WELCOME BACK DINNER: The very popular Welcome Back dinner will be Wednesday November 13th at 5:30 PM the table sign up sheet will be posted in the lobby. Tables are set for 16 people and every one needs to bring a dish to share. Each table is responsible for the food that is provided to their table, except the MEAT which will be provided by the resort. There has been a request (several) that there is “no more grazing” so effective with this dinner you will eat the food proved at your table only. Each person is responsible for their own leftovers. Volunteers are needed to help clean up after dinner. THANKSGIVING DINNER: The Thanksgiving dinner will be Thursday November 28th and will be the same table arrangement as for the welcome back dinner, we will eat at 1:00 PM. Sign up sheet will be posted in the lobby, please list what you are bringing to dinner so you can make sure you have a variety of food at your table. Remember there will not be any more Grazing per requests. We will need Volunteers to cook and carve the Turkeys that the resort provides. Volunteers are needed to help clean up after dinner. Thanks! 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

Veterans’ Day Program

DARTS: Monday November 11th will be our first dart night of the season. Please come and get on a team at 6:15pm dart game to start at 6:30 in the back auditorium. Marvin (Woody) Lee will be organizing dart games again this season. Thanks Woody! POTLUCK LUNCH: Charlotte (Char) Simpson will be organizing the Thursday potluck lunches this season. There will only be ONE pot luck lunch a month so keep your eye on the calendar and look for the sign up sheet that will be posted in the lobby. We also need to thank Jewel for her years of dedication and time in organizing the Potluck lunches. She has been appreciated very much as potluck organizer, donut days cashier and pancake breakfast cashier. DONUTS: Saturday Nov. 2nd, Nov. 9th Nov. 23rd and Nov. 30th. The price is still 75 cents each and you can purchase your donut starting at 7:30 AM. Come on out have a cup of free coffee and enjoy your donut while socializing. PANCAKE BREAKFAST: There is only one pancake breakfast in November and that will be on Saturday the 16th and $3.00 tickets go on sale at 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM. VENDORS DAY: Our first vendor’s day of the season is Friday November 8th. Vendor’s can start setting up at 8:00 AM. Please contact in advance to reserve a table—they go fast. If you reserve a table and can not make it please notify activity office as soon as possible as there is a waiting list for tables. Donuts go on sale at 9:00am and lunch at 11:30am. Please come and enjoy, there should be some new merchandise this season. SEWING CLASS: beginning on Nov. 25th, sewers will meet every Monday in the back auditorium from 10 to 4 to sew and socialize. Come Join In! WATER AEROBICS has started. If you want some exercise, meet at the pool every morning at 8 a.m. from Monday to Friday. Take the Plunge! TRIMMING THE TREE: Any one interested in helping decorate the Christmas tree please meet in the lobby on Saturday November 30th at 1:00 pm. This is a fun event and gets you in the Christmas spirit. PATIO SALES: The fall patio sale will be on Saturday November 23rd and you can start your sales at 8:00am until you decided to close. If you are in the back of the park and want to bring your things up to the Ramada’s to set up you can. Sign up in the Card room. Page 2


On Monday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. we will be presenting an Veterans’ Day program in the front auditorium. We encourage ALL Desert Shadows Residents to attend and help us honor those who served our countries in uniform – Canadians and Americans alike. We are looking for three or four Veterans to help us. If you are a veteran and are willing to participate by doing a short reading, please call Charlotte Simpson at 602904-0202 no later than Tuesday Nov. 5th. We plan to have a table displaying military items which could include military uniforms, pictures, medals ribbons, etc. (no weapons please). Bring them the day of the program and place them on the display table (be sure to have your name on them). THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Saturday Dances All dances on Saturday evening are from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. You are permitted to bring your own beverages and snacks. After the dance please clean off your tables as you leave. When purchasing tickets to the dance you are required to sign a name on each line for a seat at the table you choose, there are (8) chairs at each table. There can NOT be any additional chairs put at a table for safety reasons. Also, if you choose to sit by the doors there is a good chance the doors will be open during the evening. Please bring a sweater or choose a table away from the doors. ENTERTAINMENT: Nov. 2’nd

Pam & Dave

Nov. 9’Th

Michael On The Keys (PATRIOTIC DANCE) Wear your Red/White/Blue.

Nov. 16


The Breeze

Nov. 23’rd

Bobby Freeman & Charlene

Nov. 30’Th

Cherokee Band

Dance tickets can be purchased during office hours or at the door on Saturday evening (if not sold out.) The big change for dance or show tickets this season is no refunds given, regardless of the reason. Dance tickets will remain the same price $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents if it is a regular Saturday night dance. Special dances may have a higher price.

Golf It is time to sign up for the bi-annual Guys and Gals Golf Outing. The tournament will be held on Friday, Nov. 15. at the Bellair Golf Course. Sign up will be on Saturday, November 2, at 9:00 A.M. in the craft room. This tournament is for anyone and 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. Ladies Golf: Ladies, get your golf game on! Meet at 8;30 am Wednesday Nov. 6th in the Craft Room. From there we will go to Bel Air golf course. Any Questions? You can call: Karen/Ralph Spiva 505-320-0941

Church News The Desert Shadows non denominational church meets in Auditorium at 9am on Sundays BIBLE STUDY: Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. November 13th thru March 26th in the (back auditorium.) SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 9 a.m. Services include Nov. 3rd with Dr. Wright and Carlyle Davidsen. Nov. 10th with Rev. Withee and Chick Jordan. Nov. 17th with Dr. Young and Myron Bailey. Nov. 24th with Rev. Withee and Patti Carman. We are sad to report that our Organist, June Sundin, went to be with the Lord during this summer. She will be greatly missed for her many contributions. Memorial Service for June at the Friendly Village of Orangewood, 2650 W. Union Hills Drive, on Nov. 9th at 10 a.m.

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Quote Quote Of The Month: “The secret of staying young is to

live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball

This Month In History Nov. 3, 1507, - Leonardo Da Vinci is commis sioned to paint the Mona Lisa. Nov. 3, 1868—Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th President of the United States. Nov. 4, 1922— The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered. Nov. 8, 1889—Montana becomes the 41 state in the Union. Nov. 19, 1969— Space mission Apollo 12 touches down on the moon. Nov. 22, 1963—Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President Kennedy in Dallas TX. Nov. 23, 1942— The movie Casablanca debuts in New York City. Nov. 26, 1863—The first national Thanksgiving Holiday is celebrated. Nov. 29, 1903—An inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service proves the government lost mil lions of Dollars in fraud.

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The Desert Sun - November 2013