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Oro Valley


Newsletter May/June 2017

Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation



Congratulations to Chris Cornelison, newly appointed assistant town manager. Chris has worked for the Town of Oro Valley since 2010, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Arizona.


Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, Mayor Lou Waters, Vice Mayor Joe Hornat, Councilmember Rhonda Piña, Councilmember

Deputy Chief Larry Stevens

Deputy Chief Aaron LeSeur

Congratulations to Aaron LeSeur who was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police. LeSeur has assumed the duties of Interim Chief of Police while Chief Daniel Sharp continues his appointment as interim town manager while the Town continues its search for a new town manager.

JULY 4th: NEW LOCATION! NEW FIREWORKS! Oro Valley’s 4th of July Celebration will be unlike any before. This beloved event is being moved to Naranja Park (810 W. Naranja Dr.) so we can host our first-ever fireworks show! Fireworks will be launched directly over Naranja Park, so you’ll have a front row seat to the excitement. There’s also a great lineup of live music, games and activities for children and a delicious array of food trucks. The fun starts at 5 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For complete details, including entertainment lineup and parking information, visit

Bill Rodman, Councilmember Mary Snider, Councilmember Steve Solomon, Councilmember For Mayor and Councilmembers, call: (520) 229-4700


If you’re more inclined toward air-conditioned options this 4th of July, head on over to The Overlook Restaurant at the Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr., for a delicious July 4th Stars & Stripes BBQ Dinner, 6-9 p.m. Adults are $25; children ages are 5-12 $12; children under 5 eat for free.

Interim Town Manager Daniel Sharp (520) 229-4725 AT NARANJA PARK, 810 W. NARANJA DR. Photo banner captions: Deputy Chief Aaron LeSeur, Deputy Chief Larry Stevens and Chief Daniel Sharp, 4th of July Celebration, Summer Parks & Recreation Guide, Mystic Rhythms Ballroom. Copyright 2017 by the Town of Oro Valley. All rights reserved.

Available now! Summer Parks & Recreation Guide Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation







Leave your child with us while you enjoy your workout or a meal at the Overlook Restaurant! Ages: Fees:

For youth tennis programs, please see Tennis section on page 27.

3 months to 8 years Two hour maximum per day Free to all Community Center members Non-members: $10 flat rate Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – noon and 4 – 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – noon and 4 – 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon Sunday: 9 a.m. – noon


Access more Oro Valley news, events and activities at our website:

Thank you to Deputy Chief Larry Stevens who retired after 32 years of service to the Oro Valley Police Department.


Arts and crafts, games, reading, outdoor play and fun!


520-544-5358 or 544-1900 for more information


Build confidence and learn self-defense at the same time with Sensei Hupp. Martial arts are a great way to keep in shape, gain a new skill set and build character. Classes start on the first of every month. Audience: Days: Times: Session Dates: Fees:

Info: Location:

All ages Mondays & Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. (youth) Monthly Individual: $80 (per month) Family (2 people): $145 (per month) Family (3 people): $200 (per month) Call 520-544-1900 for more details. Oro Valley Community Center 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.

Team Dance is a blend of street jazz and hip-hop, choreographed to the hottest new songs! If you love to dance, this is the place to be. Audience: Days:



Session Dates:

Sunset Room 120-person capacity

$75 per hour* for residents/non-residents. *includes beverage station (iced tea, lemonade and water)

Contact 520-229-5355 or 520-229-5366 for more information and reservations

Arizona Room 10-person capacity

$25 per hour for residents $28 per hour for non-residents

Contact 520-229-5347 for more information and reservations

Recreation Pool 70-person capacity

$75 per hour for residents $85 for non-residents Rental includes required lifeguards

Contact 520-229-5347 for more information and reservations

Fees: Instructor: Locations:

CDO Soccer: & Oro Valley Dolphin Football & Cheer: Oro Valley Fast Pitch Softball:




Grades 1 – 5 Monday: Copper Creek Elementary Tuesday: Wilson K-8 Wednesday: Painted Sky Elementary Copper Creek, 2:30 p.m. Wilson K-8, 12:50 p.m. Painted Sky, 3:20 p.m. Copper Creek: Aug. 21 - Oct. 2 (no class Sept. 4) Wilson K-8: Aug. 22 - Sept. 26 Painted Sky: Aug. 23 - Sept. 27 $50 per session Shawna Dorame, Jazzercise and team instructor Copper Creek Elementary School gymnasium, 11620 N. Copper Spring Wilson K-8 foyer, 2330 W. Glover Painted Sky Elementary School additional PE room, 12620 N. Woodburne

Oro Valley Lacrosse: Oro Valley Little League: Pusch Ridge Archers: &


The Summer 2017 Parks and Recreation Program Guide is now available, so get a jump-start on planning your summer activities! The guide includes details on recreational programs for all age groups, aquatics, kids’ camps and special events through August 2017. View the guide online or pick up a hard copy at Town Hall or the Oro Valley Community Center.

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Newsletter | May/June 2017 The Oro Valley Aquatic Center is the coolest place to be this summer! 23 W. Calle Concordia | 520-297-7946 FREE Community Pool Party Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All ages | Free admission



Shop OV: Mystic Rhythms Ballroom

Family Summer Passes Valid May 13 – Aug. 13, $120 for Oro Valley residents (Up to six people) $5 Sunday Family Fun Days Valid May 19 – Aug. 13. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Just $5 for the entire family (up to six people)

By Dave Perry, President/CEO of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce

Think you can’t dance? “We are specialists in two left feet,” quips Eileen O’Daly, owner and ballroom dance competitor at Mystic Rhythms Ballroom, which opened in a beautifully renovated Circle K store on Oracle at Magee last fall. Feet, bodies and minds work as one at Mystic Rhythms, where private lessons, regular parties and the exercise sweep clients off their feet. Dance is “a fabulous workout, and it’s phenomenal for the brain,” said O’Daly, who herself feels great because of it. “Dancing makes you happy, always happy.” People love it. “You can see it in their faces, in their bodies, in their attitudes.” O’Daly asks you to “take the time and the courage to take a class.” You’ll lose those two left feet, and just maybe find a new lifestyle.

Mystic Rhythms Ballroom 8035 N. Oracle Road Oro Valley, AZ 85704 520-395-2464 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturdays by appointment Public dance parties: Salsa, Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. Fox Trot, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m. Dance, Fridays @ 7-9 p.m.

Mark your calendars! For complete details on these upcoming events, visit and click on “Calendar” at the top of the page.

Oro Valley Concert Series – FREE! Held at the Oro Valley Marketplace (Tangerine and Oracle, near Century Theatres) Thurs., May 11 @ 6 p.m. Music by Dirty Dice (rockabilly) Community Center Concert Series – FREE! 10555 N. La Cañada Dr. Thurs., May 18 @ 6:30 p.m. Music by Cool Breeze (steel drums) Veterans and First Responders 5K Also a Memorial Mile and Kids’ Run Sat., May 20 @ 7 a.m. Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Dr. See website calendar for registration and fees.

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Drive In Movies on the Driving Range – FREE! Oro Valley Community Center 10555 N. La Cañada Dr. Movies begin at sunset. Sat., May 20: Moana Sat., June 17: Kubo & the Two Strings First Aid/CPR/AED Classes (for teens) – FREE! Ages 14-19 only Oro Valley Town Hall 1100 N. La Cañada Dr. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on one of these dates: May 30, May 31, June 1 or June 2 Space is limited; call OVPD at 520-401-8534

Musical Magic for Kids – FREE! Oro Valley Council Chambers 11000 N. La Cañada Drive Sat., June 3 @ 10 a.m. Featuring the Civic Orchestra of Tucson Teen Dive In Movies – FREE! Oro Valley Aquatic Center 23 W. Calle Concordia 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 24: The Sandlot

Misti Nowak, Communications Administrator | (520) 229-4712 | Pia Salonga, Marketing & Communications Specialist | (520) 229-4731 |

Oro Valley Vista Newsletter May/June 2017  

A publication for the residents of Oro Valley

Oro Valley Vista Newsletter May/June 2017  

A publication for the residents of Oro Valley