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IMPORTANT NUMBERS! MATT DOMINY President
GARY WHELCHEL Vice President
RANDY DIX Director
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SPRING, THE BEST TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS By Andy Auteri
Spring is here and the best time for new beginnings is now. Most people think that Phoenix’s Valley of the Sun represents all of Arizona. But even here in the Sonoran desert, we have four seasons. They are subtle, and you have to pay attention to nature. Sitting in your house is no way to experience the Arizona seasons. You have to get out in the community. Spring starts in early March. The lemon, orange and grapefruit trees bloom, filling the air with rich and invisible perfume. The days get longer by about three minutes a day. The mountainsides are covered in wildflowers. Birds migrate through to their summer homes. It’s perfect for hiking. The month of March at Power Ranch is also a time for new beginnings. It is a time when we ask homeowners to become involved and volunteer their time and talents through participation in one of several Committees. Committee members are a valuable asset to the success of the Board and the community. Committee opportunities are in the areas of Budget & Finance, Landscape, Facilities, The Knolls and Design Review. All committee members play a vital role in supporting the community. Committees present recommendations to the Board of Directors for review. At times, the Board will assign a project to a committee to gain more information for the Board to make an informed decision that is in the best interest of the community. To learn more about the various committees and to understand the role of each, please log on to your www.MyPowerRanch.com account, click on “Community Info,” click on “Committees” and review the Charter established for each committee. If you feel inclined to serve, please take the time to fill out the application associated with the committee you are interested in serving. And finally, take it slow, get outside and say hello to your neighbors.
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ARE YOU READY TO SERVE? By Becky Cholewka
Director | Board of Directors
I grew up in a really small California cattle town. Much smaller than the number of residents of Power Ranch! Volunteering and serving my community was instilled in me at a very young age. I learned to give back to others because my community gave so much to my family and me. As an adult, I have carried that service forward. I proudly serve as one of the Board of Directors for our HOA and actively contribute to our community as an ASPIRE member. What do I get in return? Much more than I give! Through these opportunities, I have learned much about how our community works, who works here, and I have had the pleasure to meet, work with, and often laugh with numerous residents. The upkeep of our water wells is fascinating. Stop by the office to meet Andy, Rebecca, Dom and the rest of the team. You can get more involved in Power Ranch as well. We are currently looking for residents to serve on our five standing committees: Design Review, Budget & Finance, Landscape, Facilities, and The Knolls committee. Lending your passion, talent, and voice to our community will only take one to two hours a month of your time. Are you ready to jump in and give back to our community? I promise it will be rewarding. Find out more and download an application, at www.MyPowerRanch.com. Committee applications are due by March 9, 2018.
POWER RANCH IMPROVEMENTS By Dom Mansueto
There’s always an ongoing project in the community. Our staff makes repairs, fabricates, and installs many projects in-house, saving the Association the larger expense of hiring outside vendors to complete various jobs. In January, the staff installed new low voltage walkway lighting at the Carriage House walkway that leads to the Ranch House. The tennis courts in the Arbors are now accessible using the same access card used for the pools and splash pad. Mercury Lock installed the Keri Access system, and the PRCA staff ran the new electric lines. The Barn pool is mid-way into a major renovation that started at the beginning of September. At completion, the pool will have a new interior, new water features, and a new deck. Also, drainage issues are being corrected by installing larger deck drains and changing some of the landscape design. The maintenance staff is replacing worn fence posts and pickets. The landscaping will be updated so that it does not require as much watering. Multiple vendors are working on this project: Raven Pools, Rain Deck, Gilberts Painting, Four Peaks Landscaping, Structural Engineering, and Maricopa County ESD. The Playground Committee gathered information and bids for the Board of Directors to vote on before the start of the project. Four Peaks and Classic Concrete have started phase three of the Villages gate renovations which include removing curbing and trees and updating the area with new granite. The renovation will improve access to the backyards for the residents. If you see something our landscape crew should address in the community, submit a work order on the community website, www.MyPowerRanch.com. The work order form is under the “Contact Us” tab, and you can attach photos to your submission.
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SPRING TREE WATERING By Denise Montana
Did you know that one watering schedule does not fit all seasons? Adjusting your irrigation throughout the year will provide that trees and shrubs are getting the correct amount of water they need each season. With the frost and cold temperatures behind us and the scorching heat a few months away, we now have ideal growing conditions. The spring season is when most of the plants and trees in your yards begin to wake up after their winter dormancy. Once temperatures begin to warm-up in March consistently, plants and trees begin growing again and require more water. Deeper, longer watering promotes the healthiest trees and shrubs. Watering once a week for a minimum of one hour allows water to reach a good root depth, which is far better than watering three times a week at a 2” depth. Keep in mind that some trees in Power Ranch, such as Oak and Ash trees, require more water than more desert-adapted trees, such as Palo Verdes and Mesquites. It is also important to make sure that you have an adequate amount of emitters. While many homeowners have only one emitter watering their streetscape trees, it is ideal to have up to four emitters. As your tree grows, it is also helpful to move your emitters out from the trunk a bit to allow the water to soak directly down into the roots. Making sure your trees are watered adequately during the spring will help them do better in the summer, which will require yet another adjustment in your watering schedule.
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HEAD OFF THOSE SPRINGTIME WEEDS! Weeds love springtime in Power Ranch, but your neighbors don’t. Did you know you can head weeds off in the rock areas of your yard with a “pre-emergent” spray? Pre-emergent eliminates weeds at the earliest stage of growth — as the name says, before (“pre”) they sprout (“emerge”). Of course, a pre-emergent will not work on weeds that have already sprouted or “emerged,” but once you have removed existing weeds, the pre-emergent will prevent new ones from growing. The way pre-emergent herbicide works is by putting a chemical barrier down over the top of the soil, which prevents seeds from germinating above the soil line. Two easy steps, applying the product and assuring that it soaks into the topsoil layer, is all it takes. Because we live in Arizona and cannot count on rain coming along to help us, pre-emergent can easily be watered in by simply using a hose or sprinkler after applying. Pre-emergent lasts approximately six months, and the more consistently you use it, the better it works. To reduce the number of weeds or eliminate them, a pre-emergent should be applied at least twice a year. Pre-emergent sprays are available at most home improvement stores and nurseries. Be sure to always read and follow label instructions for best results and proper handling especially if you have children or pets.
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Four Peaks Landscape Management is keeping Power Ranch green in more ways than one. In the past five months, crews have removed nearly 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of “green waste” from the community. Green waste consists of nearly all of our daily landscape debris, such as tree limbs, shrub trimming, grass clippings, and leaves. Debris is removed daily with the use of dump trailers and taken to a facility called CTS Greenwaste Recycling. They, in turn, take that organic waste, compost it, grind it, and create a bio-rich soil amendment used in locally grown crops and for feeding cattle. The process eliminates nearly all landfill waste from the maintenance of over 250 acres in the community. From the renovation pruning to the daily waste practices we utilize, green waste recycling leads to the sustainability of the landscape here at Power Ranch. For more information on the recycling process and benefits check out http://ctsgreen.com/.
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STAY INFORMED WITH THE PRCA By Stacey Schulze
There are many ways to get information from the Power Ranch Community Association (PRCA), as well as learn about upcoming events. We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and share videos on YouTube. There are many Power Ranch Facebook groups run by residents and local businesses, but these groups are not affliated with the PRCA, and may not have the most accurate information. The weekly email newsletter is the best place to get time-critical information from the Association. Sign up for the weekly emails using a link on the PRCA website, www.MyPowerRanch.com. I am able to see the percentage of emails opened and the number of times each link is clicked. The numbers tell us what information and events residents are interested in learning more about. This March, we want you to interact with us on social media. Once a week, in the email blast, we will give clues to Lucky the Leprechaun’s location. Explore the neighborhood’s walking trails, parks, and amenities, and find Lucky. Share your photos and include #luckyinpowerranch on Instagram and Facebook. As a reward for finding Lucky and participating in the hunt, you’ll be entered into a raffle each week to win “pot of gold” (a gift card) from Lucky.
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Aikido Martial Arts | Kids class ages 8-12, Adult class ages 13+, Tuesday 7:15- 9:15 PM, Thursdays, 6-8 PM | Ranch House Fitness Room Sensei@SanTanAikido.com | ($) Aspire | Power Ranch Business Club | Second Tuesday each month Carriage House | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | powerranchbusinesses.com Blind Dragon Martial Arts | Classes for all ages | Monday and Thursday, 5:15- 7:45 PM | The Barn | email@example.com | ($) Crafter’s Club | ages 18+, first Thursday of the month, 7-9 PM Ranch House Flex Space | Courtney@ruedisueli.org Dance Class (Ballet/Modern/Acrobatics) | Ages 6-8, Mondays 4:45-6 PM, Ages 9-12, Tuesdays, 4:15- 5:30 PM | Ranch House Fitness Room C.Puretechnique@gmail.com | ($) Groove Fitness Class | Tuesdays, 6-7 PM and Thursdays, 8:30- 9:30 AM Ranch House Fitness Room | firstname.lastname@example.org | ($) Ladies Bunco | one random Saturday each month, 7- 10 PM Carriage House | email@example.com | ($) My Perfect Body Bootcamp | Monday – Thursday, 9 – 10 a.m. | The Barn 480-570-2800 | myperfectbodynow.com ($) Parent-Tot Dance Class | ages 18 months to 3 years, Fridays, 8:45- 9:30 AM Ranch House Fitness Room | Dancecottage@gmail.com | ($) Pizza and Paint | ages 6 and up, the third Saturday of the month, 3-6 PM Ranch House Flex Space | brushworkartstudio.com | ($) Pound Fitness | Thursdays, 7:45- 8:45 PM | The Barn CassidiBushman@gmail.com | ($) Power Players (Senior Club) | Tuesdays 1-4 PM, Carriage House Thursdays 6:30-9:45 PM, Ranch House Flex Space | cards and games firstname.lastname@example.org Power Ranch Home Brewers Club | second Thursday of the month, 7:30- 8:30 PM | Ranch House Flex Space | email@example.com Princess Dance & Tumbling |ages 3-5 | Fridays, 9:45 – 10:30 AM Ranch House Fitness Room | Dancecottage@gmail.com | ($) Sculpt and Tone |Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 AM | Ranch House Fitness Room firstname.lastname@example.org | ($) Seadogs Swim Club (Kids) | Monday-Thursday 4 to 6 PM |Ranch House Pool cdogsswim.com | ($) Silver Sneakers (Senior Fitness) | Monday- Thursday, 9:30- 10:30 AM Ranch House Fitness Room | email@example.com | ($) Sunset Sobriety | Mondays, 5:30 -6:30 PM | Ranch House Flex Space AA Meeting | Tim Aalbu, firstname.lastname@example.org Tap/Ballet Class | ages 3-5, Fridays, 10:45 – 11:30 AM Ranch House Fitness Room | Dancecottage@gmail.com | ($) VFW Meeting | Gilbert VFW Post #12166 | third Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 PM | Ranch House Flex Space | GilbertVFW@yahoo.com Wacky Wednesday Workout for Kids | Wednesdays, 1:30- 3 PM Ranch House Fitness Room | email@example.com | ($) Weight Watchers | Mondays, 6 - 7:30 PM | Carriage House firstname.lastname@example.org | ($) Power Players (senior club)
Women’s Club | first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Carriage House | email@example.com Yoga with Hester | Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 | The Barn firstname.lastname@example.org | ($)
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WHATS COMING UP! By Rebecca Benavidez Lifestle Director
The Power Ranch community is phenomenal at supporting local businesses and supports Aspire, the Power Ranch business networking group. Lifestyle is also supporting our local economy when we are partnering with artists and crafters for the Art Walk, home-based business vendors at Holiday Bliss, and local musicians for live music at various events. Lifestyle incorporates various local musicians at events throughout the year. At the September Concert in the Park, Outside the Line rocked the crowd. Community Camp Out featured Blaine Long. The Voice Contestant performed acoustic country music under the stars. The happy hour, hosted by the Home Brewers Club, in November, featured sixteen-year-old musician Lelea, who has opened for Jordan Sparks. Acoustic guitarist Jeff Ocheltree performed at the January happy hour. Additionally, Lee Perreira played blues infused rock nâ€™ roll at happy hour in February. The feedback from residents has been fantastic regarding the music variety. So what is coming up? Jazz performer and trumpeter, Dr. Jesse McGuire, who recently played at the Art Walk, will be the musician at our FREE Concert in the Park on April 21.
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Do you happen to know a local artist who is looking for an opportunity? Send a Youtube link or a Facebook page link to email@example.com. Your favorite local performer could end up at our next community event.
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CHECK OUT THE RECENT PERFORMERS FROM COMMUNITY EVENTS: OUTSIDE THE LINE facebook.com/outsidethelinemusic/ BLAINE LONG blainelong.com LELEA lelea.org JEFF OCHELTREE jeffocheltreemusic.com LEE PERREIRA leeperreira.com DR. JESSE MCGUIRE facebook.com/drjessemcguire
ROLL INTO AIKIDO By Tom Joanes
4th Degree Black Belt
Most martial arts have padded sparring equipment because their training involves hard attacks and counterattacks. Aikido is a different martial art. When attacked, we use minimal effort for maximum effect, blending with, then redirecting, our partner’s energy into the most beneficial outcome for all involved. Our contact is soft, yet incredibly effective self-defense. Aikido will help you develop emotional control and calm, quiet confidence. It can help you focus on harmonious conflict resolution strategies that leave others with their dignity, while you stand strong for what you believe. You will learn to develop your physical self-defense skills and your emotional skills to navigate relationships at home, school, and work harmoniously. Aikido can train you in an environment in which the only competition is your best self from yesterday, and where there is no tolerance for put-downs, or making fun of others’ mistakes. Join a tight dojo family who collaboratively brings out the best in themselves and their training partners. Our purpose at San Tan Aikido is to be the amazing person you are, then develop into the more amazing person you want to be. Curious? Come check us out. Your first class is FREE! TOM JOANES
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SO MUCH MORE THAN HOME BREWING
By Ken Morrison
Power Ranch Resident
The Power Ranch Home Brewers Club was formed last summer when we realized there was a large community of beer brewers and beer lovers’ right here in Power Ranch. We introduced ourselves to the community last fall when we co-hosted a happy hour on the Carriage House Patio with the PRCA. We offered three homebrews for guests to sample, as well as a handful of delicious locally brewed beer from breweries in the area. The event was a hit, and we received a ton of great feedback for our homebrew! We are called a home brewers club, but being a homebrewer is not a requirement to join the club. You simply have to have a love of craft beer, a desire to learn more about it and enjoy meeting other people that feel the same way. We are a very social club with members that range from those who just love beer, some who brew a few times a year, others who brew a few times a month, and even a few that make their living doing it. If you love beer, brew beer, or just want to learn more about it, we would love to have you join us! Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Ranch House Flex Space. For more information find us on Facebook (search for “Power Ranch Home Brewers Club”) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
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MARCH & APRIL
LUCKY IN POWER RANCH
ALL MONTH IN MARCH | Power Ranch Find Lucky the Leprechaun in Power Ranch while exploring the neighborhood. Clues are posted each week in the email newsletter and on Facebook. Post your photos on Facebook or Instagram with Lucky and #LuckyinPowerRanch and tag the Power Ranch Community Association page. Participants will be entered to win a prize from the PRCA.
3V3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 | Ranch House Basketball Court Think you’ve got what it takes to be the best in Power Ranch? Get your squad together and sign up. Kids Tournament ages (10-12) (13-15)(16-17) Teams ages may vary based on interest level. Adult Tournament (18+) Prizes and trophies awarded for the 1st and 2nd place. Space is limited. Referees, announcer, DJ and more! Schedule and time based on the number of teams registered. Sponsored by Shannon Heinze with Guild Mortgage.
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RANCH HOUSE | PAVILIONS | SOCCER FIELDS Photo Credit: Carter Event Photos
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 9:00 A.M. – NOON Ranch House | Pavilions | Soccer Fields Petting zoo, pony rides, rock wall, the Easter Bunny, face painting, and an Egg Hunt with 5000 eggs. Food trucks will be on site. Wristbands are required for all children that participate in any of the festivities and all adults in attendance. Presale wristbands are $4 per child, $1 per adult. Proceeds from the adult wristbands will be donated to both Power Ranch elementary schools.
TEEN EGG SCRAMBLE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 7 TO 9 P.M. | Ranch House Pool The party includes DJ, egg hunt, swimming with glow in the dark items, pizza, soda, and water. $6 per person, ages 10-17, children 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
LADY BUG RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 10-11 A.M. | The Barn Open to the community with a special invitation to the Centennial Elementary Kindergarten classes. FREE EVENT, registration required. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the park after the event.
FINANCIAL PLANNING 201 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30- 8 P.M. | Ranch House Flex Space Hosted by Josh Jones of Washington Mutual. This FREE seminar is for anyone wanting to take financial planning to the next level. Learn how to create a greater level of financial security.
WATER BALLOON FIGHT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2:30 P.M. | Sunset Pavilion $3 per person. For more fun, bring additional water balloons. Popsicles provided, ages 6 and older.
ST. PADDY’S HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 6 TO 9 P.M. | Ranch House Patio Join your neighbors for happy hour on the patio. Enjoy live music and appetizers for $15. BYOB!
SPLASH PAD OPENING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 11 A.M. | Splash Pad Register to attend with the kids. The FREE event includes snacks and lots of fun.
Visit MyPowerRanch.com for more information about these events.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 5-7 P.M. | Ranch House Flex Space Sponsored by Lisa and Denise with Revelation Realty and Shannon Heinze of Guild Mortgage. Registration required, $25 per person, space is limited.
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COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 7 A.M. TO NOON Register and get your address on the community map for $3. The event is sponsored by The Home Selling Team of Randy & Janine. Drop off donations at the Ranch House parking lot from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Goodwill weighs the donations and proceeds go to both Power Ranch elementary schools.
EARLY RELEASE CRAFT ACTIVITY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1:30- 2:30 P.M. | Ranch House Flex Space $4 per child, ages 7 and older.
FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK FRIDAY, APRIL 20, SUNSET | East Soccer Field Family movie night in the park, the movie starts at sunset. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Purchase dinner from the food trucks and a portion of the revenue will support both Power Ranch elementary schools.
THE GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM Power Ranch is full of good neighbors, whose kind acts make this community such a wonderful place to live. That’s why Power Ranch and Print2order® are happy to offer this Good Neighbor program, to recognize our neighbors and share the stories of their selfless acts of kindness. As a resident of Power Ranch, we are asking you to share the stories about your neighbors who went above and beyond the normal neighborly duties. There is no act too small or insignificant; communities are built one kind act at a time. Each quarter we will select one story to spotlight in the Power Ranch Living and in the spirit of giving back, Print2order® will pay the quarterly master assessment for both the good neighbor and the neighbor who shared their story.
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK WITH VIP SECTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 | East Soccer Field Dr. Jesse McGuire, the Jazz Trumpeter, will be performing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the evening. VIP Section tickets are available on the Carriage House Patio, for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $20 per person and will include food and drinks.
Please submit your name and contact information, along with the resident’s name, address, and the reason you are nominating them. Winners are selected every quarter from the previous nominations. Show your neighbors you appreciate them today by submitting a nomination to, email@example.com. Thank you. The next winner will be announced in the April/May edition for the July assessments.
POWER’S GOT TALENT, TALENT SHOW
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 | Ranch House Flex Space Both kids and adults are welcomed to perform. Tryouts will be held depending on the number of registered participants. It is $10 to register. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes will be awarded. We are looking for three volunteer judges. Contact Rebecca Benavidez if you are interested.
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SPRINGING INTO THE AZMERIT By Rachel Broadley
Principal | Centennial Elementary
s we head into Spring Break, our 3-6th grade students are gearing up for the AzMERIT assessment in April. The AzMERIT assessment is a comprehensive online exam that evaluates students’ academic achievement over the course of the year. We are looking forward to AzMERIT this year, as we are confident in our students’ academic abilities and cannot wait to see how much they’ve grown over the course of the year. We attribute the preparedness of the students to quite a few factors, but would like to highlight the top three. This year we had the privilege of implementing a new reading curriculum (HMH), which has been an amazing resource for our teachers. The material provided is rigorous and comprehensive and has many online resources that prepare students for taking online assessments. Secondly, we have the honor of having a full-time Media Specialist, which has been an amazing asset. Our Media Specialist, Mrs. Walker, prepares students for interfacing with online components, similar to those they interact with when taking AzMERIT. She integrates the 21st century learning skills into her everyday lessons to ensure students are comfortable and confident when navigating on a computer. Lastly, I want to recognize the efforts of all our teachers (not just 3-6) for diligently crafting and implementing an intervention/ enrichment program. During their intervention/ enrichment time, students are receiving remediation to help them fill gaps and have opportunities to deepen their understanding of a variety of topics. In the fall, when we receive the results from our 2018 AzMERIT assessment scores, we will certainly be celebrating the success and efforts of our students and teachers.
GET INVOLVED By Chris Reuter
Principal | Power Ranch Elementary
Power Ranch Families, Power Ranch Elementary School aspires to be the anchor of our community. Every day we strive to empower your children to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible citizens. In creating strong partnerships with parents, relatives, neighbors, and community members, our goal is to strengthen our ability to provide quality education and the social and emotional support that every child needs and deserves. We invite you to get involved. Help us achieve great things!
What can I do as a partner? • Classroom volunteers-read to students, make copies, lead small groups and games • Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)- be a male role model on our campus • PTO - volunteer and support in any way • Engineering Lab (Project Panther Place)facilitate as students solve real-world problems • Science Lab- support classroom teachers as students learn through experimentation By tapping into our community, we hope to increase the opportunities that we can provide to our students. We know that you will enjoy your time and experience with our amazing students and staff, and continue to come back again and again. If you would like to get involved, please call our school office at 480.279.7602 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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03 MARCH SUNDAY
25 26 27 28 1 2 3 BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE @ Carriage House Conference Room 6:00 p.m.
3V3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT @ Ranch House Basketball Court
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE @ Carriage House Conference Room 6:00 p.m.
LADY BUG RELEASE @ The Barn 10:00-11:00 a.m. FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WATER BALLOON FIGHT @ Sunset Pavilion 2:00 p.m. FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
ST. PADDY’S HAPPY HOUR @ Ranch House Patio 6:00-9:00 p.m. ST. PATRICK’S DAY
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 SPLASH PAD OPENING @ Splash Pad 11:00 a.m.
EGGTRA FESTIVAL @ Ranch House Pavilions Soccer Fields 9:00 a.m.-Noon
FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING @ Carriage House Conference Room 6:30 p.m.
FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
TEEN EGG SCRAMBLE @ Ranch House Pool 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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Lady Bug Release FRIDAY, MARCH 9
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK SATURDAY, APRIL 21
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 FINANCIAL PLANNING 201 @ Ranch House Flex Space 6:30-8:00 p.m.
PINTEREST NIGHT @ Ranch House Flex Space 5:00-7:00 p.m.
FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
APRIL FOOLS DAY
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 7:00 a.m.-Noon FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 EARLY RELEASE CRAFT ACTIVITY @ Ranch House Flex Space 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK @ East Soccer Field Sunset
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK @ East Soccer Field
FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING @ Carriage House Conference Room 6:30 p.m.
FARMER’S MARKET @ the Barn 4:00-8:00 p.m.
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MONTHLY MEETINGS RESIDENTS WELCOME TO ATTEND! DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE March 6 & April 3 6:00 p.m. Hosted at the Carriage House Conference Room
POWER’S GOT TALENT, TALENT SHOW @Ranch House Flex Space
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING March 26 & April 23 6:30 p.m. Hosted at the Carriage House Conference Room
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE March 1 6:00 p.m. Hosted at the Carriage House Conference Room
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Published on Feb 21, 2018