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SUN CITY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF HUNTLEY, INC. 12880 Del Webb Boulevard Huntley, IL 60142 Intentionally upside down due to postal regulations




DECEMBER The official publication of the Sun City Community Association of Huntley




Sun City Huntley Lifestyles published monthly by: Sun City Community Association of Huntley, Inc. 12880 Del Webb Boulevard • Huntley, IL 60142 •

In This Issue... Business Hours


Staff and Board Members


General Information




Sudoku 9 Wellness 10 Neighborhood Advisory Council 11 Committees 12 Board Meeting Schedule


Community Bulletin Board


Free Seminars




Special Events & LLL


Notable Neighbor


One Day Trips


Charter Clubs


Resident Special Interest Groups 37-38 Advertisements

2, 3, 5, 39-79

ACRONYMS USED IN LIFESTYLES APN- Attached Product Neighborhoods BOD-Board of Directors BMR-Board Meeting Room CAM-Community Association Management CC&R’s-Governance, Conditions and Restrictions CCPC-Charter Club Presidents Council COTW-Committee of the Whole FV-Fountain View HOA-Homeowner’s Association MVL-Meadow View Lodge NAC-Neighborhood Advisory Council NW/NHN-Neighborhood Watch/Neighbors Helping Neighbors PL-Prairie Lodge SCCAH-Sun City Community Association Huntley TBD- To Be Determined VTEC-Volunteer Trip Escort Committee

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Exterior Modifications Assistance (847) 515-7664 Visit the Modifications & Compliance Office Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9am-11am Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk (847) 515-7773 Monday - Friday 8am-9pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 10am-6pm Fountain View Welcome Desk (847) 515-7661 Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Prairie Lodge Fitness Center (847) 515-7635 Monday - Friday Saturday (October 1, 2016-May 21, 2017) Sunday

9am-9pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

6:30am-9pm 7am-7pm 8am-7pm

Adult Guest Hours: Anytime during regular operational hours. Pool closes 15 minutes before Fitness Center closes. Meadow View Lodge Member Services 12980 Meadow View Court (847) 515-7695 Monday-Friday 8am-9pm Saturday 8am-5pm Meadow View Lodge Fitness Center (847) 515-7692 Monday - Friday 5:30am-8pm Saturday 7am-5pm Sunday 8am-5pm Outdoor Pool Hours Meadow View Aquatic Center will close at DUSK as summer progresses.

Lap Swimming & Class: Monday-Saturday 8:30-11:30am

Family Swim Prairie Lodge Outdoor Pool Cost per child: 15 years & under $2pp 16 years & up $5pp Monday-Friday 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm Jameson’s Restaurant (847) 515-7675 Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm Friday-Saturday 11am-8:30pm Sunday 10am-8pm Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm (Dinner Menu available 11am-8pm) Whisper Creek Golf Shop (847) 515-7682 Room Scheduling (847) 515-7660 Monday-Friday 9am-12pm The Wellness Center by Centegra Health System (847) 515-2078 (847) 515-2334 FAX Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Friday     8am-4pm Thursday     8am-6pm Saturday     8am-12pm Lab Hours: Monday through Friday

7:30am-12:30pm & 1-2pm

Walk-In Clinic Hours Monday through Friday


Billiard Room & Outdoor Facilities: Pavilion & Eakin Field Maintain the same hours as Prairie Lodge Millgrove Woodshop (847) 669-2384

Open to all residents: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:45pm Saturday 8:30am-7:45pm Sunday 8:30am-6:45pm

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Your First Service Residential Team Contact Information ADMINISTRATION

Deanna Loughran 847-515-7754 Executive Director Beth Fudala 847-515-7748 Assistant Executive Director Breanna Swengel 847-515-7656 Publications/Admin Assistant Debby Seger 847-515-7671 Admin/Human Resources Manager Eileen Bowe 847-515-7654 Lifestyle Customer Service Coordinator Kari Sieb 847-515-7373 Communications Assistant


Cathy Youngquist 847-515-7625 Comptroller Delores Drees 847-515-7636 Finance Manager Kimberly Lietzow 847-515-7678 Account Associate


Information & Work Order Requests Mary Wood 847-515-7224 Maintenance Assistant Chris Leuck 847-515-7612 Operations Director INTERIORS: EXTERIORS: Ryan Bourque 847-515-7618 Russell Woodside 847-515-7761 Maintenance Supervisor Exterior Maintenance Supervisor Maria Cruz 847-515-7260 *Work warranty requests can be Building Services Supervisor submitted at > Assoc. Management > Maintenance


Dennis O’Leary, President.....................................................630-344-1200 Bonnie Bayser, Vice President...............................................847-515-1602 Bill Berendt, Treasurer............................................................847-669-8628 Linda Davis, Secretary............................................................847-515-1430 Ken Andersen, Director..........................................................847-515-3018 Bill Bendick, Director..............................................................847-659-1237 Steve Bytnar, Director.............................................................224-654-2114


President............................................................Jerry Sauser, 847-669-3378 Vice President/Secretary................................ Dick LaRue, 224-858-4563 Treasurer...............................................................Mike Rich, 224-569-6374 The material contained within Lifestyles is checked for accuracy, however, may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current at the time of printing. Sun City Community Association of Huntley, Inc. will assume no (and hereby disclaims any) responsibility for any errors or omissions of this newsletter’s content. Nor shall we be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of the content or use of this newsletter. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

MAIN NUMBER: (847) 515-7650 FAX NUMBER: (847) 515-7244


Kathy Kent 847-515-7621 Fitness Manager Bernadette Fortnum 847-515-7669 Fitness Coordinator


Melissa Hornick 847-515-7619 Lifestyle Manager Sandy Oslance 847-515-7343 Communications Coordinator Ray Thomas 847-515-7713 Marketing Assistant Bob Laird 847-515-7241 Advertising Sales Representative *If you need to reserve a room, please call 847-515-7660, M-F, 9am-12pm, or email


Ursula Stevenson 847-515-7664 Modifications & Compliance Manager Modifications Assistance: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9-11:30am

HAVE A SUBMISSION FOR LIFESTYLES? Submit it to Breanna Swengel, Publications Admin. Asst., at by the first of the preceding month (e.g., December 1 for January issue). _____________________________________________________________________ Please note: Because Lifestyles is delivered by the US Postal Service, those leaving for the winter do not need to contact the Association to have addresses changed/updated.

Waste/Recycling Removal Services Pick-Up Schedule Day of Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Neighborhoods 25, 30, 31, 32A, 32B, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23, 27, 28 & 38 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 13A, 13B, 26 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24 & 29 No Service

Items may be placed outside for pick-up after 6pm the day before or by 7am on the day of pick-up. Please refer to the Maintenance Department Section on the website for additional information on holiday schedules and recycling.


Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day • New Year’s Day These holidays may delay your pick-up by one day. YARD WASTE Yard waste is picked up the first week of April through the last week of November on the same day as waste/recycling. Yard waste stickers are available for $2.50 at the Meadow View and Prairie Lodge Member Services Desks. TOP OF THE DRIVEWAY SERVICE You may leave your waste and/or recycle bins at the top of your driveway just outside your garage door. Waste Management will empty your bins and bring them back. Power Outages/Service ComEd Gas Service NICOR Gas GE Appliance Service General Electric Whirlpool Cust. Svc. Waste Management Russ Woodside

6 DECEMBER | 2016

1-800-334-7661 1-888-642-6748 1-800-GE-CARES 1-866-817-5406 1-847-515-7761

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ACTIVITY REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for new activities begins as soon as Lifestyles is delivered, with the exception of Bingo (see Special Events for Bingo registration information). You must bring your (1) Member I.D. Card and (2) Completed Registration Form. Register during regular business hours, as listed on page 4 of Lifestyles. Registration closes one hour prior to lodges closing. When the activity fills, you can choose to be added to a waitlist, at no charge. Resident registration of new classes, lectures, movies, one-day trips, or theatre shows is an exclusive privilege for the first seven days after Lifestyles’ delivery date. A single resident in a household may register one guest during this timeframe. After seven days, as space allows, residents may register guests. Guests participating in an activity with a resident pay the resident fee (excluding fitness classes where a $5 fee/ class is charged). Residents must accompany guests at all times. Tickets for theatre shows are available to the general public and cost $5 more per person than the resident

fee. Residents may register their household and one other, each on a separate Registration Form. Please include special seating needs, meal choices, and food allergies, where applicable. Receipts are entrance into classes, lectures, one-day trips, and movies. Tickets must be presented for entrance into theatre shows.


The username is the last five digits following the “/” symbol on your Member I.D. Card – otherwise known as your Household I.D. The password is your last name. It is strongly recommended that you change your password. If you have questions/concerns, please contact the Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk at 847-515-7773.

obligations: i) payment mailed via USPS, ii) direct debit payment plan, iii) a one-time electronic payment, or iv) online banking options offered by your personal bank.

Deanna Loughran Executive Director

As mentioned last month, we are in the midst of implementing new software. On December 1, the Sun City Community Association will “go live” on Northstar technologies for accounting, registration and membership management, and new banking operations with Community Advantage, one of the Midwest's leading providers of financial services to condominium, townhouse, and homeowner associations. In 2017, Sun City Huntley homeowners may choose from the following payment options to fulfill assessment fee

Earlier this year, the Board of Directors decided to introduce a payment coupon booklet to the community for the payment of 2017 assessment fees. By the end of December, coupon booklets will be delivered to residents who do not currently utilize direct debit. This method of payment will allow homeowners to pay their assessment fees monthly or quarterly, depending on preference. To clarify, a coupon booklet is a set of preprinted payment stubs that indicate the due date, account number, and amount due. Homeowners will detach the payment stub and mail it, along with a form of payment, to the lockbox address indicated on each stub. Payments will not be processed in the Prairie Lodge. continued on page 8

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Deanna Loughran Executive Director

continued from page 7 In addition to this form of payment, homeowners may choose to participate in a direct debit payment plan, which authorizes recurring, fixed payments from your checking or savings account. Homeowners who already participate in the direct debit program through FirstService Residential will not receive a coupon booklet. A smooth transition is anticipated for the automatic deduction of 2017 assessments from these owners’ accounts with the banking information on file. To participate in direct debit, please complete a Direct Debit Application available at the Member Services Desk. Alternative payment options available to residents of Sun City Huntley include a “one-time” electronic payment (which will be available on through Community Advantage beginning in 2017) and online banking options offered by their personal banking providers. If homeowners choose to participate in either of these options, instructions are provided at the time of payment. Please remember, on Monday, December 5, we will begin issuing new resident ID cards to the community. Residents are scheduled by neighborhood to come to the Fountain View Atrium to have pictures taken and receive new ID cards. The “Photo ID Schedule” is included in this issue of Lifestyles, at www.sccah. com, and at the Member Services Desks in Prairie and Meadow View Lodges. Please make every effort to come on your scheduled day, and bring your current ID card with you. If you do not have a resident ID card, another photo ID may be required to receive a new resident ID card.


ID Card Issuance


Arcadia 1 A,B,C,D & F 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEIGHBORHOODS 9 10 & 10A 11 12 13A & B 14 15 NEIGHBORHOODS 16 17 18 19 20 NEIGHBORHOODS 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NEIGHBORHOODS 29 30 31 32A & B 33 34 35 36 NEIGHBORHOODS 37 38 40 41 Any Neighborhood Any Neighborhood Any Neighborhood

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Monday, Jan. 23rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am − 4:30pm Tuesday, Jan. 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10am − 8pm Tuesday, Jan. 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10am − 8pm Tuesday, Jan. 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10am − 8pm Wednesday, Jan. 25th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am − 4:30pm Thursday, Jan. 26th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10am − 8pm Friday, Jan. 27th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am − 4:30pm

Happy Holidays

Throughout the Northstar implementation process, I will continue to provide information through e-blasts and Lifestyles. I hope by doing so, we will “ring in” these upcoming changes seamlessly.

Happy Holidays from your FirstService Residential Management team!

8 DECEMBER | 2016

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WELLNESS CENTER NEWS HOLIDAY HOURS The Wellness Center, Walk-In Clinic, and On-Site Laboratory will observe the following holiday hours:

• December 22: 8am-4:30pm • December 24-26: Closed • December 29: 8am-4:30pm • December 31-January 2: Closed

SUPPORT GROUPS Care of Caregiver – 10:30-11:30am, December 12 only, FVC Cedar Room Diabetes Support Group – No meeting this month CONSULTATIONS FOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST Available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Call 847-515-2078 for appointment.

BLOOD DRIVE: HEARTLAND BLOOD CENTER Become a donor and give the gift of life. The drive is open to everyone who meets the eligibility requirements. Call the Wellness Center at 847-515-2078 or go to for an appointment time. Date: Monday, December 5 Time: 9am-1pm Location Oak/Elm Room, Meadow View Lodge FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING A Wellness Center staff member will be available to check your blood pressure and answer questions about The Wellness Center and Walk-In Clinic. No appointment necessary. Date: Tuesday, December 6 Time: 9-10am Fee: FREE Location: Massage Therapy Room, Lower Level, MVL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE The Wellness Center would like to wish you health and wellness over the holiday season! Stop in for some holiday cheer! We will have refreshments and a special prize drawing! Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 1-3pm Fee: FREE Location: The Wellness Center

HOURS FOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR 12:30 – 2pm every Wednesday. No appointment necessary. THE WELLNESS CENTER HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 8am to 4:30pm Thursday – 8am to 6pm Saturday – 8am to Noon WALK-IN CLINIC HOURS: Monday through Friday – 8am to 4:30pm HOURS FOR ON-SITE LAB SERVICES: Monday through Friday: 7:30am-12:30pm & 1-2pm WELLNESS CENTER PHONE: 847-515-2078 WELLNESS CENTER FAX: 847-515-2334

Wishing You Winter Wellness

LIVING WELL THROUGH PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative care is often confused with hospice and end-of-life care. However, palliative medicine can provide pain and symptom relief, support and coordinated, holistic care for people living with serious illnesses such as heart disease and autoimmune disorders. Join Mary Helen Ekstam of JourneyCare as she explains how patients with serious and chronic illnesses can benefit from palliative medicine and improve their quality of life. Privilege Plus Member and open registration begin now. Date: Thursday, December 15 Time: 3-4pm Fee: FREE Location: Birch Room, Fountain View Center, Prairie Lodge FREE VISION ACUITY SCREENINGS Simpson Eye Associates will provide this screening. A screening for macular degeneration is included. An optician will be available for minor frame and eye glass adjustments, eye glass cleanings, and consultations for lens and frame improvements. Appointments are necessary. Privilege Plus Member registration begins now. Open registration begins December 2. Date: Friday, December 16 Time: 1-4pm Fee: FREE Location: Hickory Room, Prairie Lodge

10 DECEMBER | 2016

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Neighborhood 1 Sandy Ward* 847-650-2418 Eileen Gerald 847-207-4294 Jody Linton 309-825-5639 Neighborhood 2 Birdie Argast* 224-858-4960 Henry Troka 847-363-5992 Harry Leopold 847-669-7984 Neighborhood 3 Bonnie Grafft* 847-669-1055 Betty Frank 847-515-1007 John Boyle 847-515-7569 Neighborhood 4 Kim Fischer * 224-402-0508 Vern Bremer 847-515-1275 Ron Brandt 224-858-4688 Neighborhood 5 Ron Gagliano* 224-858-4200 Chris Rutherford 847-659-9409 Amy King 773-631-2867 Neighborhood 6 Sharon Little* 847-961-6172 Linda Bendick 847-659-1237 Neighborhood 7 Catherine Bouley* 224-654-6939 Joyce Mazzoni 224-654-6946 Lynn Kosmak 972-345-6014 Neighborhood 8 Attached Dave Haraburda* 847-659-9558

Alice Murphy 847-515-1991 Rose Mary Welc 847-659-9636

Joan Ausbury 309-231-4309 Eileen Clark 847-659-9839

Neighborhood 9 Bill Clanton* 847-961-6679 Phyllis Schrammel 847-542-8269 Nick Damalas 847-515-8225

Neighborhood 15 Georgina Ozga-Dortch* 847-345-9702 Ed Frazier 847-515-3222

Neighborhood 10/10A Pete Walton* 847-659-1185 Marilynn Berendt 847-669-8628 Rich Gawlik 847-669-6824 Neighborhood 11 Dennis Watts* 847-454-7713 Liz Brock-Jones 224-858-7081 Cindy Kamijima 847-302-9369 Neighborhood 12 Linda Laux* 847-515-8193 Peggy Alexander 847-659-1700

Neighborhood 16 Margaret Smith* 847-669-8005 Maria Chakos 708-525-0159 Barb O'Brien 847-669-0114 Neighborhood 17 Kathie Pribla* 919-607-7896 Jan Given 847-802-4900 Donna Olsen 630-677-0216 Neighborhood 18 Ken Kalscheur* 847-515-3108 Cathy Sansone 847-772-6778 Russ Motyka 847-894-1782

Elissa Etchingham 847-802-4895 Neighborhood 22 Attached Lorra Prigge* 847-669-7308 Anita Karm 224-569-6859 Jo Bestmann 224-569-6333

Linda Fenneman 847-669-6660 Kathryn Golemba 847-802-4568

Perry Gross 847-659-9498 Frank Geister 847-515-4736

Neighborhood 29 Kathy Eisenhut* 224-569-4009 Carol David 847-802-4800 Mary Ann West 224-858-4727

Neighborhood 35 Kim Berland* 630-664-8358 Jeannie Esposito 630-284-9392 Ron Helfers 847-372-6625

Neighborhood 23 John Garrage* 847-671-2870 Karen Burnett 224-654-6045 Christine Dehnert 630-452-1850

Neighborhood 30 Frances Ferraro* 847-515-7095 Darlene Pratt 630-533-1358 Elaine Haniszewski 847-802-4681

Neighborhood 24 Sue Coltman* 847-659-9928 Ilene Gasner 224-858-4391 Jackie Mueller 224-806-3562

Neighborhood 31 Patricia Lopatkiewicz* 847-515-8103 Jean Horlock 847-669-6519 William Roth 847-669-1962

Neighborhood 25 Char Lockwood* 847-659-9620 Francine McGouey 847-515-1461 John Prather 847-669-0502

Neighborhood 32A Attached Scott Phillips* 847-961-6071 George Kevin Kelly 773-230-9536 Mack Titus 847-669-2135

Neighborhood 26 Norm Osth* 847-428-3473 Bev Kenny 224-858-4341 Angela Cianciarulo 630-728-8391

Neighborhood 32B Carol Bletz* 630-406-9890 Dave Bachmann 847-651-6464 Dick Tabatt 847-515-1579

Neighborhood 13A Single Family Bonnie Autowski* 217-971-2863 Jackie Forpanek 847-802-4480 Richard Payne 847-659-9086

Neighborhood 19 Attached John James* 847-669-1323 Connie Shepherd 847-515-3414 Vito Benigno 630-293-7818

Neighborhood 13B Attached Arthur Lott* 847-961-6541 Sandra Lott 847-961-6541 Micheline Kurkowski 847-961-6233

Neighborhood 20 Attached Lawrence Keech* 847-802-4358 Deanna Hendren 816-244-8274 Mary Kay Prindiville 224-858-7121

Neighborhood 27 George Sebastian* 847-515-8853 Penny Liptak 847-477-9810 Sandy Seibel 847-802-4167

Neighborhood 33 Marty Brenner* 734-536-1267 Rosemary Nash 847-669-9311 Connie Bytnar 224-654-2114

Neighborhood 14 Glenn Groebli* 847-515-8336

Neighborhood 21 Phil Tarrant* 847-471-8300

Neighborhood 28 Jim Thomas* 815-986-8076

Neighborhood 34 Attached Bob Peterson* 847-515-3118

Neighborhood 36 Diana Gonzales* 847-515-2409 Joan Citro 708-217-7690 Glenda VanHoorn 708-334-6056 Neighborhood 37 Jackie Ray* 224-858-7431 Bob Gienko 847-659-8624 Mark Kiezel 224-436-1935 Neighborhood 38 Attached Lucinda Nelson* 847-659-1608 Gayle Fors 847-669-3043 Arlene Bartys 630-220-0883 Neighborhood 40 Linda Murphy* 847-659-1504 David Williams 847-515-2911 Karen Williams 847-515-2911 Neighborhood 41 Daisy Andaya* 847-659-9147 Carol Grieshaber 224-858-4585 Diane Bellio 630-234-8189 ARCADIA Jerry Sauser* 847-669-3378 Kathy Culotta 847-669-4180 Dana Rich 847-567-9524

Neighborhood Advisory Council Executive Committee: Marilynn Berendt, Chair: Pete Walton, Vice Chair: Connie Shepherd, Recorder: APN Member at Large, Frank Geister: Member at Large: Kim Fischer, Glenda Van Hoorn

See your Neighborhood Council member for the date and time of your Neighborhood Election.

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COMMITTEES CHARTER CLUB PRESIDENT COUNCIL Meets: 1st Friday, 9am, MVL Dan Bressler (Chairperson) Mary Fiala (Vice Chairperson) Sandy Portincaso Co-Recorder Staff Liaison: Melissa Hornick Board Liaison: Linda Davis COVENANTS COMPLIANCE Meets: 2nd Monday, 1pm, BMR Carol Warso (Chairperson) Vicki Goldberg Lois Morrissey Murriel Riedesel Stu Samson Cookie Seiler Lois Morrissey Staff Liaison: Ursula Stevenson

Cal Meyer David Dibblee Robert Kennedy Staff Liaison: Delores Drees Board Liaison: Bill Berendt ELECTION ADVISORY Meets: 1st Tuesday, 2pm, BMR Sandy Frost (Chairperson) Cookie Seiler (Recorder) Karen Kennedy Bob Gienko Staff Liaison: Debby Seger Board Liaison: Bill Berendt FITNESS Meets: 3rd Wednesday, 10am, BMR Rose Ann Richards (Chairperson) Lou Farinella (Vice Chairperson) Robert Faust Rhoda Thall    Nancy Moore    Chris Karidis (Recorder) Terry Thedford Staff Liaison: Kathy Kent Board Liaison: Bonnie Bayser

FACILITY ADVISORY Meets: 4th Thursday, 9am, BMR Russ Howard (Chairperson) Jeff Stipes (Vice Chairperson) Rich Wille (Recorder) John Knoll Harry Leopold Anthony Manzella Staff Liaison: Chris Leuck Board Liaison: Bill Bendick FINANCE ADVISORY Meets: 3rd Thursday, 1pm, BMR Bob Wainscott (Chairperson) George Sebastian (Vice Chairperson) Rudi Welvers (Recorder) Sandy Frost

GOLF ADVISORY Jim O’Toole (Chairperson) Harlan Tiesman (Vice Chairperson) Karen Di Fiore Robert Kennedy Kenneth Ladage Rob Lindsey Staff Liaison: Chris Leuck Board Liaison: Bill Bendick

MODIFICATIONS December 14 PL Craft Room Dottie Harrison (Recorder) Don Kay (Chairperson) Kevin Kelly Larry Little Katherine Magluilo Helene Weston (Vice Chairperson) Tony Delisi Staff Liaison: Ursula Stevenson Board Liaison: Bonnie Bayser NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL Marilynn Berendt (Chairperson) Pete Walton (Vice Chairperson) Frank Geister (APN Representative) Connie Shepherd (Recorder) Kim Fischer Karen Kennedy Glenda Van Hoorn Staff Liaison: Ursula Stevenson Board Liaison: Dennis O’Leary NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Jim Uszler (President) Vito Benigno (Vice President) Joan McClellan (Secretary) Bob Gienko (Publications) Richard Gawlik (Treasurer) Marilynn Berendt (NAC Liaison) Pete Walton (NAC Liaison (alt.) Staff Liaison: Ursula Stevenson

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE - 2017 MEETING DATE January 11 January 25 February 8 February 22 March 8 March 22 April 12 April 26 May 10 May 24 June 14 June 28 July 12 July 26 August 9 August 23 September 13 September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 December 6

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Community B u l l e t i n


Friday, December 23 Administration Offices: Closed at 12pm Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk: 8am-12pm Fountain View Welcome Desk: 9am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 Administration Offices: Closed Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk: 8am-12pm Fountain View Welcome Desk: 9am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 7am-12pm Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 All Offices and Lodges: Closed, Merry Christmas! Monday, December 26 Administration Offices: Closed Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk: 8am-12pm Fountain View Welcome Desk: 9am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 Administration Offices: Closed Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk: 8am-3pm Fountain View Welcome Desk: 9am-3pm Prairie and Meadow View Lodges: 7am-3pm New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1 All Offices and Lodges: Closed, Happy New Year!

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The N. 8 Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, 7pm, at MVL. New residents are especially invited. Our guest speaker will be Dave Johnson, Village Manager.

N. 11

Our Annual Holiday Brunch will be held December 10, 10am, at Randall Oaks Country Club in Carpentersville. We are planning to have the Grab Bag Exchange for those who wish to participate. For more information, please contact Dennis Watts at 847-630-4443.

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The next Ladies’ Luncheon will be on Thursday, January 5, at Denny's on Rt. 47. No luncheon is planned for December. Be reminded of the Christmas dinner at Jameson's on Thursday, December 8, 5:30pm. A limited menu and separate checks will be provided. Don't forget the $10 grab bag wrapped gift. Come prepared to have some fun. Cost is $5pp. RSVP to Bonnie Autowski (12748 Kishwaukee) at 217-971-2863.

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Join us for our holiday luncheon on December 11, 11:30am, in Drendel Ballroom. For more information, call John Martinez at 847-669-6306.

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Please note: Neighborhood 30 will hold its holiday party on December 9, 5-9pm, at Fountain View Birch Room (NOT MVL Oak/Elm Rooms). Dinner will be catered and beverages provided. Cost is $10pp. If you’d like to bring your favorite holiday cookies to share, please do. Also, bring a white elephant gift for exchange – as well as a nonperishable food item or two for the Grafton Food Pantry – and enjoy bingo with your neighbors! If you have any questions, please call Darlene at 630-533-1358.

Monday, January 2 Administrative Offices: Closed Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk: 8am-12pm Fountain View Welcome Desk: 9am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm


The Shalom Group of Sun City Huntley invites all Sun City residents, friends, and family to hear the story of Hanukkah, as the candles are lit, on Tuesday, December 27, 4pm, in Fountain View Center. Enjoy a holiday sing-along, followed by refreshments. Tickets are free and available through the Shalom Group at Prairie and Meadow View Lodges on December 5, 10am-12pm; December 7, 1-3pm; December 15, 10am-12pm; December 19, 10am-12pm; and December 21, 1-3pm. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Vicki Goldberg at 847-965-8344.

Resident Mary Maniola captured a snowy scene of the Fountain View bridge last winter.

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Friday, December 2, 1:30-3pm Meadow View Lodge, Oak/Elm Room Join Vicki Madigan, Agent/Broker of Madigan Insurance Group, to learn about Medicare Plans that are available during Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment is from October 15, 2016 to December 7, 2016. New plans will be effective on January 1, 2017.


Saturday, December 3, 10-11am Meadow View Lodge, Oak/Elm Room Monday, December 5, 6-7pm Prairie Lodge, Solarium Sun City Resident and Registered Nurse, Ellen Muradian, will teach you how to navigate the www. Medicare.Gov website, with a “click-by-click” search to find your “Best 2017 Medicare Plan . . . at the Best Price”. Medicare allows you to change your Medicare Plan decision until December 7. Discover the 2017 Part D Drug Plan updates along with a list of your doctors and their corresponding networks.

Tuesday, December 6, 11am-1pm & 1:30-3:30pm Prairie Lodge, Solarium (11am) Prairie Lodge, Birch Room (1:30pm) Stem Cell Therapy. Find out if regenerative medicine is right for you! Regenerative medicine uses stem cells to regenerate and repair tissues in your body that are damaged due to age, disease and defects. Stem cells have the power to go to these damaged areas and generate new cells and rebuild the area. Call 815-3103260 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, December 10, 10am-4pm Prairie Lodge, Card/Multipurpose Room Coin, gold and silver buying event. Turn your old coins and jewelry into cash! PGS Gold & Coin is the premier buyer, seller and appraiser of common and rare coins, currency, platinum, gold and silver jewelry, diamonds, sports memorabilia and collectibles. Local references are available, 35 years of numismatic experience. Call 847-348-6447 for more information.


Thursday, December 15, 10-11am Prairie Lodge, Birch Room (Fountain View Center) The “how to” for aging in place: Achieve a lifetime of independence with a 2-step formula based on home automation plus Universal Design. Learn how a home using the newest technology and award winning design can be transformed to provide the solutions for aging in place. Presented by Barrett’s Technology Solutions and Mature Transitions by Design. RSVP to Letty Allen, 847-304-9129.


Monday, December 5, 10am-3pm Prairie Lodge, Hickory Room Get holiday cash for your unwanted gold and jewelry! We are buying gold, silver, platinum and diamonds. Also purchased are old mountings, broken jewelry and chains, dental gold too! Estate jewelry, watches and more. Chez Faye has been buying metals, diamonds, gems and coins for 45 years. Without a costly storefront, our payments are tops. Call Jeff for an appointment, 815-477-1818.

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FitNews Kathy Kent, Fitness Manager

Red and green: two of my favorites colors. Red is for beets, purple cabbage, red peppers, and sweet potatoes (well, almost). Green is for broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, and beautiful greens. You know I preach colorful foods, and what better time to think about ways to incorporate healthy eating into your holiday meals. I’m a rather “non-traditionalist,” meaning that I choose to maintain my healthy lifestyle, even while attending numerous holiday events and meals. Just like when I was training for competition, I knew when it was important to politely decline the mashed potatoes in lieu of an extra serving of vegetables. I knew that to attain my goals, I had to decline the extra glass of wine, the dessert, or the French toast for breakfast. Certainly, I would allow myself the “cheat” every now and then, but, when I did, I made up for it with the appropriate amount of exercise. This month, you’ll have an opportunity to achieve balance by participating in our “12 Days of Fitness” program. Stop by, register (for free), and work out 12 different days from December 1-19, and you may win an early holiday gift! Throughout the month, please take note of some changes in programming the last two weeks of December, and that I won’t hold my monthly Fitness Talk, but will resume in January with twelve new, exciting, educational health topics. Have a safe, healthy holiday season!

Holiday Hours

December 23 Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm December 24 Prairie Lodge: 7am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 7am-12pm December 25 All offices and lodges closed – Merry Christmas! December 26 Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm December 31 Prairie and Meadow View Lodges: 7am-3pm January 1 All offices and lodges closed – Happy New Year! January 2 Prairie Lodge: 6:30am-12pm Meadow View Lodge: 5:30am-12pm Limited drop-ins/session schedule for December 19-30, 2016. See the Fitness Desks for a schedule. Session and drop-in classes resume Monday, January 3, 2017. WINTER WEATHER POLICY Please help us maintain your equipment and facilities by remembering to bring in a pair of non-street shoes (preferably sneakers) into the fitness centers for your workout.

The Fitness Center closes only when the Board of Directors closes the entire building due to dangerous weather. Classes will not be cancelled due to weather, however, there may be times our instructors are not able to get here. When this happens, we will do everything in our power to hold the class with staff on-site. Please call ahead. NORTHSTAR UPDATE As you may be aware, we are changing over to a new software system effective December 1. Our staff has been training diligently throughout November to learn how to take registrations, check you in for classes, and take reservations for personal training and massage. While the community also undergoes a “re-carding” process, we appreciate your patience as we continue to work with two systems, all with the overall goal of bringing you improved efficiencies and customer service. MEADOW VIEW LODGE RECARPETING Meadow View Lodge will be undergoing renovation as new carpeting is installed in both the upper and lower levels of the building. Please be advised of the following potential closures: • Fitness Center/MVL Massage – CLOSED November 28-December 7 • Studio A, B, Oak & Elm (upper levels) – CLOSED December 7-December 14 Access to the Fitness Center will be affected. Please look for signs throughout for open entrances during remodeling. Please plan on using the facilities at Prairie Lodge during this period. 12 DAYS OF FITNESS – HOLIDAY INCENTIVE PROGRAM The holidays are a tough time to get your workouts in, so we thought a little incentive might help. This incentive is FREE to all! Great prizes to win! • Starting December 1, 5:30am • Ending December 18, 7pm How do you sign up? Go to The Fitness Desk and fill out a card. Place it in the card file marked “12 Days of Fitness.” The raffle will be drawn on December 21, 12pm, in the PL Fitness Center. We hope you join in the fun! Continue to stay healthy and happy for the holidays. How do you play? You must work out 12 different days in The Fitness Center. Take a class, walk the track or treadmill, bike, swim, or use the strength equipment. 1. After each workout, you will give your card to the front desk staff or instructor to punch and date. Only one punch per day is allowed. 2. Once you have finished your 12 workout days, you will give your card to the front desk staff, and your card will be placed in the raffle. GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE For a terrific holiday gift giving solution available right here, gift cards can be purchased at all Member Services and Fitness Desks. Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and can be used for fitness and activity classes, programs, personal training, massage, special events, and trips. Gift cards not valid for Whisper Creek Golf or Jameson’s Restaurant.

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BUY YOUR MASSAGE PACKAGES AND PERSONAL TRAINING NOW The prices for both Massage and Personal Training are being adjusted to be in line with individual and packages underpriced previously. We will honor packages purchased before January 2017. Hurry to buy your loved ones a package today! GET YOUR FREE DROP-IN CARD – 20 CLASSES IN 30 DAYS! • Try a variety of drop-in classes – not valid with session classes • No cash value • Expires after 30 days of start date • Non-transferable • One per person • Can use with a guest (must pay guest fee $5) • Can use in ANY month starting January 2017 (expires Dec. 31, 2017) • Pass available at Fitness Desks NEW BALLROOM DANCING CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY Take one day a week for $15 or two for $30 January 3-February 14 Tuesdays, 3-4pm, MVL A & B Code: 823001-Y1 January 4-February 15 Wednesdays, 6-7pm, MVL A & B Code: 823002-Y1 For the first two six-week sessions, we will focus on the Rumba and Waltz. The Rumba uses hips to create a sexy dance that was originally a Cuban marriage dance. The Waltz is one of the most beautiful and elegant dances around and is great for just about any social occasion. Classes will start with core basics (i.e., foot positions, proper hold, timing of steps, etc.) and will get you moving on the dance floor with a different pattern taught each week. At the end of six weeks, you should have the basics for the dance you choose – or both, if you’re ready to tackle them. Shoes with leather or suede bottoms help reduce resistance on your knees. Singles and/or couples welcome. See you on the dance floor! FITLINXX CHAMPIONS Joan Ekstrom 500,000 Points 2017 BONUS: MORE DROP-IN CLASSES For you, we’ve made some of our popular session classes, drop-in classes, starting January 2017! Drop-in classes are a convenient and economical way to get fit and stay active in the New Year. Pass visits can be added to your Resident ID. Just show up. No reservations required. • Kettlebells: Tuesdays, 6pm & Thursdays, 10am, MVL B • On the Ball: Thursdays, 9am, MVL B • Vin Yin Yoga: Tuesdays, 6pm, PL Game Room •G  entle Yoga: Mondays, 4:30pm & Thursdays, 6pm, PL Game Room

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• Meditation: Wednesdays, 4pm, PL Hickory Room •S  it and Fit: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 11am & Fridays, 10am, PL Game Room

NEW CLASSES: RESTORATIVE YOGA COMING IN DECEMBER This is the perfect workshop to de-stress during the holidays. Bring a blanket and wear lounge clothes for this relaxing class! December 14, 2-4pm Code: 893006-12 Cost: $15 NEW LINE DANCE NOVICE Starts Friday, January 6, 2017 • Line Dance Novice: 11am & 12pm • Line Dance Beginner: 1pm NEW DROP-IN “BALANCE FOCUS” STARTS JANUARY Join instructor Nancy Buhr for a fall prevention drop-in, “Balance Focus.” Developing core strength, increasing total body muscular strength, and flexibility can help improve balance. This class will place emphasis on inner core musculature. As we get older, we find that our balance is not what it used to be. Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. • Tuesdays, 1pm, MVL Studio A • Thursdays, 2:30pm, PL Game Room NEW YOGA-LATES CLASS Formerly Pilates, this session class is a beautiful pairing of two revered movement practices: Pilates and yoga. Yoga-lates is a core focused class and will flow through the fundamentals of both practices. There is an emphasis on creating that “long, lean, body” as well as cultivating a centered, focused mind. What more could you ask for? Code: 8011101 Wednesdays & Code: 802101 Fridays, 8am, PL Game Room

AQUATIC NEWS: WHY WATER EXERCISE? If you are looking for a workout that will maintain or increase your fitness level with less impact on your joints, the pool is the place to be! This class is designed to build and increase physical activity levels while standing in chest-deep water. Water can provide up to 12 times more resistance than air making it beneficial for strength and mobility training as well as improved cardiovascular conditioning. Participants will learn core stabilization, increase flexibility and range of motion, and build endurance with stretching at the end of class. Water exercise is an excellent modality for cross training and gives knees and backs a break from landbased cardio workouts. LIQUID GYM Join instructor Nancy Buhr at the PL Indoor Pool on Thursdays at 1pm. This class brings the gym to the pool for a great workout!

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SESSION CLASSES: Fitness, Mind & Body Register now for one or all sessions. See Fitness Center for details! Program fees vary due to nature of program. Please check the posted schedules for time and locations. Schedules are also available on the website - see the Fitness Center Tab. Classes that have not met their class minimums three days prior to class start date will be cancelled. You will be notified via a courtesy phone call and refunds/credits will be issued. Session Classes are held on the day indicated, once a week and sold one month at a time, unless otherwise * noted. Classes may be purchased up to 3 months in advance.

NEW! Body of a Dancer


Great core strengthening work. $7.50 per class when purchased in a session. Wednesdays, 8am Max. 15 Beginner Game Room Code 801101

Movements are ballistic or swinging moves or press and pull exercises to firm up your legs, glutes, back, arms and abdominals. This is a 50 minute class. $5 per class when purchased in a session Int/Advanced MVL-B Tuesday, 6pm Min. 7 Code 896501

Get the "body of a dancer" through exercises that lengthen and tone the muscles. Core strength, spinal lengthening, and balance will be a focus of this class that is geared towards anyone who wants to improve their dance or just get the "body of a dancer." Beginner PL Game Room Thursday, 4pm Code 821205

Int/Advanced MVL-B Thursday, 10am Code 896505

MIND AND BODY SESSION YOGA CLASSES CLASSES Yoga Falun Gong This class incorporates yoga poses to

Lose Weight, Feel Great

Accountability and motivation with your coach who will introduce exercise guidelines and nutrition tips to help you reach your weight loss goal AND feel great! Beginner/Int. Game Room Friday, 9am Min. 6 Code 800600

On The Ball

Development of core strength by using muscle stretch and endurance on a stability ball. $5 per class when purchased in a session Beginner/Intermediate MVL-B Thursday, 9am Min. 8 Code 800201

Sit N’ Fit

Total body workout while seated in chairs. Personal trainers lead exercises to improve mobility. $3 per class when purchased in a session Beginner Monday, 11am Min. 17 PL Game Room Code 885001 Wednesday, 11am Min. 17 PL Game Room Code 885101

An ancient form of qigong, refines the body and mind through gentle, easy-tolearn exercises and reflection. $2 per class when purchased in a session Beginner PL Game Room Saturday, 9am Min. 6 Code 830401

Tai Chi

Good for posture & balance, flexibility & stamina, muscle mass & tone, improved immunity, and cardiovascular health/ blood pressure. Please wear flat soled shoes. $5 per class when purchased in a session Intermediate PL Game Room Monday, 9am Min. 19 Code 830001

Beginner PL Game Room Wednesday, 12pm Min. 19 Code 830201 Beginner PL Game Room Thursday, 12pm Min. 19 Code 830101

Chair Tai Chi

This class is excellent for improving range of motion, strength and balance, spinal health, and neuromuscular connections. Beginner Game Room Wednesday, 1pm Min. 6 Code 829003

Thursday, 11am Min. 17 PL Game Room Code 800001 Friday, 10am Min. 17 PL Game Room Code 886001

NEW! Tai Chi Ball Qigong

Workout of the Week

Challenge your fitness routine with our self-paced workout, posted weekly in both Fitness Centers. Not sure how to do it? Ask one of our fitness monitors. Let's play! Saturdays, PL & MVL FREE

Beginner Tuesday, 4pm PL Game Room Code 830391


The six basic principles of Pilates: Concentration, control, centering, flowing movement, precision and breathing.

Fridays, 8am Max. 15 Beginner Game Room Code 802101

PL=Prairie Lodge 847-515-7635

Chair Yoga

$5 per class when purchased in a session Monday, 12pm Max. 15 All Levels Game Room Code 802401

Yoga Flow

develop inner strength and mind-muscle connection as well as integrates relaxation techniques for releasing tension. Intermediate Game Room Monday, 2pm Min. 6 Code 810501

Intermediate Game Room Thursday, 1pm Min. 6 Code 810701

Gentle Dusk Yoga $5 per class when purchased in a session Thursdays, 6pm Max. 15 Beginner Level Game Room Code 810601

Candlelight Vin-Yin Yoga

Beginner/Intermediate Level $5 per class when purchased in a session Tuesdays, 6pm Game Room Code 833805

Light Yoga

MVL= Meadow View Lodge 847-515-7692

Suitable for beginners Stretching the whole body while incorporating yoga poses to develop inner strength and mind-muscle connection. Bring a blanket and warm socks. $5 per class when purchased in a session. Monday, 1pm Max. 15 Game Room Code 810201

Smooth free-flow Vinyasa yoga postures in balanced sequence. $5 per class when purchased in a session Tuesday, 11am Max. 15 Int/Advanced Game Room Code 830601

Friday, 11am Max. 15 Int/Advanced Game Room Code 830501 If you have had Light Yoga or yoga experience, then this class is for you. This class will incorporate yoga poses to develop inner strength and mind-muscle connection. This class also integrates visual imagery and relaxation techniques that are beneficial for releasing tension from within our bodies and to heal from the inside out. Bring a blanket and warm socks. This class is 75 minutes long. $7.50 per class when purchased in a session. Monday, 2pm Max. 15 Int/Advanced Game Room Code 810501 Thursday, 1pm Max. 15 Int/Advanced Game Room Code 810701


Learn the how and why of meditation technique that you can practice yourself on everyday basis. Classes are knowledge based practice intensive sessions. $5pp/ class. Wednesdays, 4pm Max. 20 PL Hickory Room Code 898501

Tuesday, 10am Max. 15 Game Room Code 810901 Tuesday, 12pm Max. 15 Game Room Code 810301 Thursday, 8am Max. 15 Game Room Code 810401

Sports Conditioning Programs/ Small Group Personal Training

By appointment only. Prices vary per session. Contact Fitness Manager Kathy Kent at 847-515-7621 for more information.

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For all dance programs, come dressed in dance attire, or aerobic clothing, something loose and comfortable. Session Classes are held on the day indicated, once a week and sold one month at a time, unless otherwise * noted. Classes may be purchased up to 3 months in advance.

LINE DANCE CLASSES Novice: The very basic techniques that are common to all the dances. Beginner: Knowledge of basic steps. Intermediate: If you feel you have mastered beginner, then move up to this class to learn more complex dance steps. $5 per class when purchased as a session. Line Dance Novice Friday, 11am Minimum 14 MVL-A Code 820001

STRUTTERS DANCE CLASSES Dance steps and moves will be studied and instruction given on specific steps in order to create a dance routine. Volunteer instructors include Kathie Bojens, Val Stroud, Sandy Tenggren, Carolyn Lydon, Alice Haywood, Nancy Kutska, and Mary Wyatt, Artistic Director. Pat Oakley is Business Manager. $2 per class when purchased as a session. Advanced Ballet Wednesdays, 10am Game Room Code 833505

Line Dance Beginner Friday, 12pm Minimum 14 MVL-A Code 820201 Line Dance Beginner/Intermediate Wednesday 11am Minimum 8 MVL-A Code 820801

Ballet III Tuesdays, 9am Game Room Code 822501 No Show Ballet This class is for the individual who wants the benefits ballet brings to the body in addition to the beauty of the dance without the pressure of performance. MVL-A Wednesday, 12pm Code 821211 No Show Jazz Mondays, 1pm MVL-A Code 821201 Jazz III Tuesdays, 10am MVL-A Code 850101 No Show Tap Mondays, 12pm MVL-A Code 824603 Tap Tech III Mondays, 9am MVL-B Code 821301 Tap I Tuesdays, 10am MVL-B Code 822001 Tap III Thursdays, 9am MVL-A Code 821801

MVL= Meadow View Lodge 847-515-7692 PL=Prairie Lodge 847-515-7635

HOOFERS & HUNKS TAP CLASSES The Hoofers & Hunks tap classes focus on fun and fitness through dance. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors: Sandy Oldham, Sue Mool, Dana Rich, Judy Thierer. $2 per class when purchased as a session. Tap Starts Here Monday, 5pm MVL A Code 824601 Tap Starts Here Thursday, 4pm MVL A Code 824701 Hoofers Tap: Tap 2 Monday, 6pm MVL A Code 824301 Hoofers Tap: Tech 2 Thursday, 5pm MVL A Code 824001 Hoofers Tap: Tap I Monday, 4pm MVL A Code 824501 Hoofers Tap: Tech I Thursday, 3pm MVL A Code 824101 Huntley Hunks (starts January 2017) Thursday, 7:30pm MVL A Code 824901

WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS FOR THE FITNESS CENTER AND CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY The Fitness Center closes only when the Board of Directors closes the entire building due to dangerous weather. Classes will not be cancelled due to weather.

*Lifestyles is printed/written a month prior to distribution, please check fitness desk for class changes and additions

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The Official Publication of the Sun City Community Association of Huntley


Melissa Hornick Lifestyle Manager

Health & Wellness VA MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT Sun City Huntley is excited to be one of the 15 regular locations for the Veterans Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), the latest tool of Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in reaching out to area Veterans to enroll and provide top quality VA healthcare. Typical MMU services include blood pressure screenings, dispensing flu or shingles shots and other vaccinations, physicals, etc. The mobile unit’s social worker offers mental health screenings and can advise veterans on how to obtain healthcare services beyond what the mobile unit offers. The mobile unit contains a computer that can access registered veterans’ records to determine their status in the system and any available facts about their health and medical needs. Prairie Lodge Parking Area December 16, 9:30am-1:30pm FREE to Veterans/Registration is encouraged by calling 708-202-8387 ext. 73095

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shows & events

TKT 6015-11 MARLOWE MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS CHOIR & JAZZ BAND Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer while the Marlowe Middle School Honors Choir & Jazz Band entertains residents and the community in the Drendel Ballroom. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season! Thursday, December 1, 1-2pm Drendel Ballroom FREE EVENT Registration required

TKT 6026-09 TOM JONES TRIBUTE BY LOU NELSON Lou Nelson has been a professional entertainer for over 25 years, first as lead singer for the popular rock band Wrabit, whose credits include three internationally released MCA recordings featuring a number one hit in Florida and the UK, “Anyway Anytime.” He has also toured with Black Sabbath, Rush, The Guess Who, and many others. Lou went on to sing national television commercials and produced shows for the military abroad. These days, his biggest rush has been performing his tribute to one of music’s most recognizable icons, Tom Jones. Tuesday, December 6, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $20/resident, $25/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 CO-SPONSOR: Cash Bar Century 21 New Heritage TKT 6027-09 NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE BAND ~ DENNY DIAMOND Denny is one of the top Neil Diamond tribute artists worldwide. His voice has an uncanny similarity to that of Neil Diamond’s distinctive baritone, and his stage presence is second to none. These traits combined with music by one of America’s favorite singer/songwriters guarantees a performance enjoyed by everyone. Don’t miss this one. Everyone loves Denny! Monday, December 12, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $20/resident, $25/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar Co-Sponsor: Sara Mitchell/Century 21 New Heritage TKT 6028-09 MIRROR OF JOHNNY MATHIS BY DAVID ROBBINS David has been thrilling audiences all over the world with his tribute show of Johnny Mathis. David has been a professional entertainer, impersonator, and recording artist for over ten years. He has headlined various shows throughout the US and Canada for audiences in excess of 20,000. David has a powerful and richly expressive voice, and his genius for imitation is devastatingly accurate. He has performed with Aretha Franklin, The Contours, The Fifth Dimension, Jr. Walker and the All Stars, and The Reflections. David had also appeared on the CBS Miss USA State Pageant, PM Magazine and Life Style.

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Thursday, December 15, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $18/resident, $23/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar Co-Sponsor: Century 21 New Heritage HOLIDAY BOOK & GIFT SALE Back by popular demand, Collective Goods, formerly Books Are Fun, will be ready to meet all of your last-minute holiday shopping needs, with the convenience of hosting it right in the Gallery of Prairie Lodge. From cookbooks to kids' books - not to mention gifts for all ages, genders, and interests! Wednesday, December 21, 8am-3pm Prairie Lodge Gallery (in front of Drendel Ballroom) All forms of payment accepted. TKT 6100-09 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SINGA-LONG BY ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Guests will enjoy traditional and classical holiday music along with the ever favorite sing-a-long carols. The Encore Chamber Orchestra, with the very talented conductor Betty Kamps, has grown over the last ten years and now consists of more than 20 outstanding musicians, including violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, clarinet, flute, and horn. Be sure to mark your calendar for an afternoon of a holiday musical celebration. Wednesday, December 21, 1-3pm Drendel Ballroom FREE EVENT - Registration is required Min. 100/Max. 390 TKT 6015-12 4 STRINGS ATTACHED Talented violinists will perform a variety of classical pieces during their performance. You will truly be amazed with these young violinists. 4 Strings Attached is an elite violin performing group, ranging in age from 3 to 17 years old and reside throughout McHenry County. The group has performed throughout the Chicago area, nationally, and internationally, entertaining audiences at concerts, festivals, and charity events. The group is known for its wide range of musical selections including popular, classical, and fiddle pieces. Thursday, January 12, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $10/resident $15/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/ Max. 390

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TKT 6203-12 BOB FAITH HYPNOTIST SHOW Bob Faith is certified as a Hypnotist, Master Hypnotist, and certified Hypnotherapist, in addition to his extensive professional background using hypnosis in therapeutic and clinical settings. Bob’s innate sense of humor and dynamic stage presence quickly announced him as AMERICA'S HOTTEST HYPNOTIST! Having begun his career practicing hypnosis in Vietnam in 1969, treating soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, Bob quickly realized that he could merge his talent for hypnosis and his passion for performing. And this he did, quickly dispersing stigmas associated with hypnotism with his fresh, witty, and energetic performances. Bob has performed stage hypnosis throughout the United States for the past twenty years, developing a sterling reputation for clean, fun, and captivating shows. Bob’s show catches the attention and keeps it mesmerizing not only those on stage, but the audience, as well! HIS IS A SHOW YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE! Monday, January 16, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $18/resident $23/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar TKT 6204-12 HEDDA! A MUSICAL CONVERSATION & SHOW LUNCHEON An original one-woman musical on the iconic Hollywood gossip columnist, actress, and political pundit Hedda Hopper, starring Jillann Gabrielle. Lunch includes: soup, chicken marsala, rice pilaf, green beans, petifores, rolls, coffee, and, tea. Please indicate special needs. If you are interested in sitting together, we suggest you purchase your tickets together. Wednesday, January 18 Doors open: 11:30am, Lunch: 12pm, Show: 1pm (approx.) Drendel Ballroom $25/resident $30/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100 /Max. 250 TKT 6016-12 SINGER SONGWRITER TRIBUTE Guitarist, singer/songwriter and entertainer Will Kruger and his three-piece band will pay tribute to musical artists John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, and Paul Simon. Will's been pick'n and singing since the age of 14. Will’s music is universally appealing. People

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cannot help tapping their feet and smiling. Part of that is due to Will’s very amicable personality. His enthusiasm for the music is contagious, and he provides the perfect mix of background information amongst the songs. He also has a great sense of humor and keeps the audience smiling all evening long. Thursday, January 26, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $18/resident $23/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar TKT 6017-12 THE GUYS WHO GAVE US ROCK Laugh, learn, and rock with Skip Griparis, the spectacular multitalent powerhouse, through Rock's dynamic evolution! You may remember Skip, acclaimed singer-songwriter who recorded with Trilogy and New Colony Six in the ‘70s! Guests will enjoy vocal impressions of 40s, 50s, and 60s icons! 80 influential songs, 60 hilarious anecdotes, and back stories! Tuesday, January 31, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $15/resident $20/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar TKT 6015-F12 VALENTINE’S DINNER WITH CHUCK FIELD’S COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST Chuck Field and his stage partners, Ziggy, Nick, and Dr. Sol have been wowing audiences for over 40 years. Their hysterical humor and superb ventriloquism are truly delightful! Fastpaced, incredibly funny, and, often, customized to specific industries and events, audiences from all walks of life are falling prey to the charms of Chuck Field and his cast of characters. Chuck's experience and reputation keep him in demand as an entertainer. His ability to create impromptu material is always greeted with unexpected hilarity and infectious laughter. Dinner includes: Chicken Parmesan, penne pasta with marinara, asparagus, Cesar salad, dessert, rolls, coffee, and tea. If you are interested in sitting together, we suggest you purchase your tickets together. Tuesday, February 14, 5pm Check-in, 5:30pm Dinner, 7pm Show Drendel Ballroom $36/resident $41/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 250 Cash Bar Deadline to register: February 3

TKT 6019-12 CENTER STAGE DANCE ACADEMY PERFORMANCE Enjoy an evening watching a variety of dance genres performed by students from the Center Stage Dance Academy. They have performed at Disney World in Florida and the ABC Christmas Parade. Thursday, February 23, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $6/resident $11/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 250 TKT 6018-12 MOTOWN WITH GREGORY JAMES Back by popular demand, Gregory performs old school songs like no one other in the tri-state area. He performs songs by Al Green, Wilson Pickette, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, and many, many more. Many local groups have performed these iconic songs, but nobody does it like Gregory James. Tuesday, February 28, 7-8:45pm Drendel Ballroom $16/resident $21/public $5 additional day of event Min. 100/Max. 390 Cash Bar N



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TKT 5800-DEC HOLIDAY BINGO Afternoon bingo and no buffet lines! Doors will open at 11:30am, and boxed meals will be distributed to all tables. Enjoy an afternoon full of fun, food, and bingo, along with many exciting drawings and prizes. Bring your daubers or purchase a new one at the door. When registering, please indicate special needs seating requirements. Tickets are limited to two per registration, MAXIMUM TWO PER HOUSEHOLD. Individual Activity Card(s) will be required for each ticket. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are interested in sitting together, we suggest coming in at the same time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


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AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES Requested donations for all movies is $1. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to avoid cancellation. Movies begin at 1:30pm in Drendel Ballroom. Note: Movie substitutions will be made, if deemed necessary.

5406-11 SEC. 22 THE CHOICE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 (PG-13 2016, DRAMA FILM/ ROMANCE, 1H 51M) Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a ladies' man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive. Co-Sponsor: Huntley Realty 5417-01 SEC. 01 NOW YOU SEE ME TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (PG-13 2013, CRIME FILM/CAPER STORY, 2H 5M) Charismatic magician Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) leads a team of talented illusionists called the Four Horsemen. Atlas and his comrades mesmerize audiences with a pair of amazing magic shows that drain the bank accounts of the corrupt and funnel the money to audience members. A federal agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol detective (MĂŠlanie Laurent) intend to reign in the Horsemen before their next caper, and they turn to Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman), a famous debunker, for help. Co-Sponsor: Hearthstone Communities

can control all the world's computers. Meanwhile, vengeful FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) hatches his own plot against Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), the man he blames for the death of his father. Co-Sponsor: Heritage Woods of Huntley & McHenry 5417-01 SEC. 03 FREE STATE OF JONES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (R 2016, DRAMA FILM/ACTION, 2H 20M) In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history. Co-Sponsor: Clarendale of Algonquin 5417-01 SEC. 04 SULLY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (PG-13 2016, DRAMA FILM/ BIOGRAPHY, 1H 36M) On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation. Co-Sponsor: Assisting Hands Home Care

5417-01 SEC. 02 NOW YOU SEE ME 2 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 (PG-13 2016. MYSTERY/ CRIME FILM, 2H 9M) After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that

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3707-11 SEC. 45 MANHATTAN PROJECT The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II. It was led by the United States, with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. The project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. President Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein in August of 1939, warning him of Germany’s intent to build a nuclear weapon. By 1941 Roosevelt had decided to create a group to research and develop the bomb. The project was given its name due to the fact that at least ten of the sites used for the research were located in Manhattan. We will follow the timeline of key events related to the development of the atomic bomb and its use against Japan to end World War II. Friday, December 2, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Dennis Bulat 3707-11 SEC. 46 MAKING A LIST: THE SECULAR SONGS OF CHRISTMAS Most of our holiday standards were written between 1942 and 1952, in a burst of activity inspired by the enormous success of Irving Berlin's “White Christmas” and came into existence in various and surprising ways. Taken together, the stories behind these immortal songs paint a fascinating cultural picture of America during and after the era of World War II. Friday, December 9, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Charles Troy

3707-11 SEC. 47 A CHRISTMAS CAROL Author and storyteller William Pack returns to read from Charles Dickens’ 1867 abridged version of “A Christmas Carol” with a modern recreation of a Victorian era magic lantern show. Afterward, he will be available to answer questions about the creation of the story during which his book, “The Essential Christmas Carol” will be available. Friday, December 16, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: William Pack 3707-11 SEC 48 TOM HANKS Tom Hanks seems to have formed a vibrant connection with film, television, and stage audiences as well as critics. Learn how his own personal dramas have shaped him into the awardwinning actor, producer, and director who is far from being an Ordinary Man. Enjoy scenes from many of his best films, and learn about his on-screen and off screenlives as told by the people who know him best… and by the star himself. Friday, January 6, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Bob Burton 3707-11 SEC 49 FINLAND EDUCATION SYSTEM At Huntley 158, we truly consider ourselves a worldclass school district. But to be among the best, it's imperative to learn from the best school systems in the world. In his career, Dr. Burkey has had the opportunity to visit three world-class school systems abroad. The most recent, in the summer of 2016, was Finland. Dr. Burkey will present on what he learned from the Finnish education system and how it relates to Huntley 158. Friday, January 13, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Dr. John Burkey 3707-11 SEC 50 THE RISE AND FALL OF A TRUE AMERICAN ICON: SEARS, ROEBUCK John Arganbright spent 46 years working for/with Sears in stores, regions, and territories in U.S., Mexico/South America, and Canada headquarters. After leaving Sears, John worked at Panasonic and helped develop and manufacture OEM

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products (Kenmore) for all Sears stores. He will discuss decisions that made Sears a success but also lead to its current position today. Friday, January 20, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: John Arganbright 3707-11 SEC 51 ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE Back by popular demand, Science Educator Betty Trummel will be coming to us direct from Antarctica for this year's talk! In December 2016, Betty and 75 other women in science from around the world will be completing a threeweek science and leadership expedition onboard the Ushuaia. Betty will provide us with exciting details about the challenges and rewards of participating in science research and expeditions in the earth's southernmost continent and ocean. In addition, she will share a bit about her research and student trip to Arctic Svalbard this past summer. In a matter of months, she will have traveled from 79 degrees north to 65 degrees south! Friday, January 27, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Betty Trummel 3717-01 SEC. 01 NOTABLE WOMEN – PAST AND PRESENT Women have always been a significant segment of our society, but often, in the past, have taken a more “quiet” persona. Presented will be some of those women who have stood out in their contributions – from positions in the entertainment industry, the scientific community, and leadership roles in politics and business. Friday, February 3, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Jim Kacena 3717-01 SEC. 02 WALTER RUETHER Walter Reuther was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers (UAW) a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party. He was a socialist in the early 1930s and worked closely with the Communist Party in the auto industry in the middle and late 1930s. He later was a leader in removing communists from the offices in UAW and CIO in the 1940s. He strengthened the labor

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union movement, raised wages, and gave union leaders a greater voice in state and national Democratic Party politics. During the 1960s he was a major supporter of the civil rights movement. We will discuss his impact on the American labor movement and what might be its future. Friday, February 10, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Dennis Bulat 3717-01 SEC. 03 BEATRIX POTTER Beatrix Potter was a writer, illustrator, and conservationist. She is best remembered for her best-selling children’s books, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and stories that combined both her love for animals and the English countryside. In later life, she bought a substantial amount of land in the Lake District, and on her death, donated 4,000 acres to the National Trust, helping to preserve a significant part of the Lake District National Park. Friday, February 17, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Paddy Lynn 3717-01 SEC. 04 THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD: LUELLA PARSONS The scintillating stories and scandals of the actors and actresses from Hollywood's Golden Age are the topics for this presentation. Martina Mathisen is Luella Parsons, Hollywood's most dynamic gossip columnist. Called the Queen of Hollywood, Luella could make or break a career with a few taps of her typewriter. You will be temporarily transported to old Hollywood while hearing about the triumphs and transgressions of some of the era’s biggest stars from the time traveling Hollywood gossip columnist herself! Friday, February 24, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Instructor: Martina Mathisen

Basket Making BASKET-MAKING SERIES Prairie Lodge Craft Room 3802-10 2016 Basket Class Min. 4/Max. 10 Note: Depending on your skill level, time required may not take the full 9am-4pm.

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3004-09 SEC. 07 PAINTING & SPIRITS WITH COLLEEN Experience your own creative capacities by enjoying a relaxing afternoon of painting and spirits! While painting with acrylics on canvas, enjoy hands on learning both technique and colors used by the Masters! All materials will be provided, as well as information about the artist, his life, history and other works. PL Solarium $25pp (Participants receive two drink tickets following instructions.) Min. 12/Max. 20 Sample paintings available in the display case near the PL Member Services Desk. SEC. 10 Wednesday, December 14, 2-4pm Painting: Impressionist Sunrise by Claude Monet Co-Sponsor: Hearthstone Communities

Continuing Education 3520-05 LEARN BEFORE YOU PLAY BLACKJACK Learn basic strategy rules in an informal, relaxed setting, while having the opportunity to play the game on a real table. These classes are perfect for the beginning player as well as someone who has spent time in a casino but would like to learn to play a smarter game. Blackjack is not a guessing game, but a game of skill. Let’s have some fun, and LEARN BEFORE YOU PLAY. SEC. 10 Thursday, December 1, 6:30-8:30pm SEC. 11 Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:30pm SEC. 12 Thursday, February 16 FV Birch Room $15pp Min. 15/Max. 21

Instructor: Anne Fortin, Former Licensed Professional Dealer 4000-11 AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE This course is an eight-hour class refresher for motorists aged 50 and older. Pre-registration is required, along with attendance both days. Receive your class certificate that qualifies you to receive a discount on auto insurance. AARP membership is not required. However, bring your AARP card and Driver's License to class the first day. The instructor needs to record your numbers. This is a two-day class of four hours each day. Taught by AARP volunteer. SEC. 07 Thursday, January 19 & Friday, January 20, 8am-12pm $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. $2pp registration PLUS: bring a check payable to AARP to class and turn it in at the door on the first day of class Sorry, no cash or credit cards! Max. 24 Instructor: Richard Pawlicki

Cooking 3416-12 HOMEMADE HEALTHY CONDIMENTS Ever wish you could have your favorite condiments without all the sugar and other additives? If you make them yourself, they will be tastier, less expensive – and the sky’s the limit with ingredients. Chef Dimitri from Hearthstone Communities will demonstrate four different condiments you can easily make in your own kitchen. Recipes, tips, and samples will be provided. Wednesday, January 11, 1-2:30pm MVL Oak/Elm Room $5/pp Min. 15/Max. 50 Co-Sponsor: Hearthstone Communities 3411-09 TAKE YOUR CROCK-POT TO DINNER Do you have a crock-pot in your kitchen that hasn't seen daylight for a couple months - or years? Would you like to dust if off and learn how to make a meal that is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day? Join Joyce Lande, Wellness Coach & Nutrition Advisor, as she shares how to get cookin' with your crock-pot. This class is appropriate for all skill levels, covering crock-pot food preparation and basic usage tips, seasonal delights, and tasty recipes. Participants will enjoy samples and leave with recipes. SEC. 01 Monday, January 30, 1-2:30pm MVL Oak/Elm Rooms $5pp Min. 15/Max. 50 Instructor: Joyce Lande, Wellness Coach/ Nutritionist Co-Sponsor: Hearthstone Communities

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Android Smar t Pnone Education 3322-01 ANDROID SMART PHONE BASICS 1 Android Smart Phone Basics 1 introduces the basics of your android phone. We will cover connecting your phone to Wi-Fi and bluetooth devices, clocks, and alarms. After this class, Android Basics Phone Basics 2 is recommended before taking the Android Intermediate class. All Classes 10-11:30am SEC. 01 Tuesday, January 10 SEC. 02 Tuesday, February 14 Fountain View Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited 3325-01 GOOGLE PHOTOS (MUST HAVE GMAIL ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE) This class will show you the capabilities of Google photos on your Android and iOS devices. We'll set-up your device to upload your photos effortlessly to the cloud. Then, we'll show you how to take, share, delete, and organize your photos. We'll also walk you through how to edit photos right on your device! Wednesday, January 25, 10-11:30am Fountain View Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited 3323-01 ANDROID SMART PHONE BASICS 2A FOLLOW UP OF BASICS 1 Android Smart Phone Basics 2 is one of two classes to get you started on your way to learning how to control your smart phone without frustration. We will be covering using the Google Play Store to download and install new apps, better understanding the keyboard, connecting to your Wi-Fi. Also, the flashlight and controlling the phone with your voice.  All classes from 10-11:30am SEC. 01 Thursday, January 26 SEC. 02 Thursday, February 23 Fountain View Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited

iPhone & Compu ter Education 3332-01 IPHONE BASICS 1 Have you had an iPhone for some time and want to get to know how to use it? We’ll cover the basics of the iPhone. How to control it, understand what’s going on behind the scenes and generally answer questions you

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didn’t realize you had! This class does not cover the Android or Windows phones. All classes from 10-11:30am SEC. 01 Tuesday, January 17 SEC. 02 Tuesday, February 21 Fountain View Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited 3331-01 IPHONE BASICS 2 We'll show you how to increase the functionality of your iPhone by adding apps and sending emails and photos via email. This will not cover Android or Windows phones. Make sure to have your iPhone, Apple ID, and password with you when you take this class. All classes 10-11:30am SEC. 01 Thursday, January 19 Fountain View Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited 3317-12 IPAD BASICS In this class we will connect your device to Wi-Fi, look at the app store, and explore Siri. We will connect your device to the Internet to update, install, and surf the web. In the app store, we will explore how to install applications and update applications. Lastly, we will talk to our devices to get answers, call people, schedule appointments, and much more. This class requires an iCloud or iTunes account. Wednesday, February 22, 10-11:30am FV Birch Room $5pp Min. 5/Max. 40 Instructor: Computer Professional Unlimited

Bridge Classes 3519-09 BRIDGE: PASSED HAND BIDDING This is a course for the strong at heart. It’s known that aggressive bidders make out better than passive ones over the long haul. Over four weeks, we will explore the opportunities for duplicate players and others who want to raise the level of their game to achieve a higher success rate. The greatest opportunity for this aggressive style is when your partner has already passed. The gloves can come off when you know your partner doesn’t have an opening strength hand. Your bidding can get friskier than normal, becoming a more feared competitor. Handouts and homework exercises will be provided. Friday, December 2, 9-11am Prairie Lodge Multipurpose Room $52pp Min. 5/Max. 50 Instructor: David Germain, ABTA Master Teacher

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3513-12 BRIDGE - GUIDED PLAY FOR INTERMEDIATES This is a new course for intermediate and advanced intermediate players who would like to sharpen their skill at bridge bidding and play. In this course, we will play as many hands as we can. After each hand, Master Teacher David Germaine will conduct post-mortem discussions of each hand. He will stress good bidding techniques, planning the play, safety plays, taking good finesse/ avoiding bad ones, and many more advance techniques such as end plays and defensive signaling. Instructor: David Germaine Friday, December 30 & January 6, 13, 9-11 am Prairie Lodge Multipurpose Room $48pp Min. 5/Max. 50

3530-01 BRIDGE: FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON Spend two hours learning the basics of bridge play and strategy. Bridge is a game that exercises the mind and has been found to fight off the onset of dementia. This introductory lesson will have you laying the game from the first few minutes. If you enjoy the lesson, be sure to register for the Bridge 1 course, which will fil out your knowledge of bidding and card play. Friday, January 20, 9-11am FREE – Registration required Instructor: Dave Germaine, ABTA Master Teacher 3540-01 BRIDGE I: INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF BRIDGE Bridge is more than a game. It is a way of using logic to reach an objective; it is a community of people enjoying being together; it is a way of keeping your mind vital. This 7-session course will start you on your way to enjoying this pastime for the rest of your life. No lecture, just “cards on the table” play. Dave Germaine, recognized nationally as Master Teacher, has been teaching here for over 16 years and has provided a safe and fun experience for hundreds of current bridge players Fridays, January 27-March 10, 9-11am $85pp Instructor: Dave Germaine, ABTA Master Teacher



3342-12 ESPANOL Interested in learning basic Spanish or brushing up on the Spanish you took in high school? Or perhaps you are interested in learning Spanish alongside your grandchild or for travel? This conversational class starts at the beginning and slowly progresses from greetings, colors, family, home, days of the week, vocabulary, and basic sentence structure, including the essential use of verbs. Numerous cultural segments are included. The class is high energy, interactive, and hands-on fun, as participants become speakers of Espanol! Class may be repeated. Cost includes materials. SEC. 01 Thursday, January 12, 19, 26 SEC. 02 Thursday, February 9, 16, 23 9-10:30am Craft Room $35 (Covers all 3 sessions) Min. 6/Max. 12 Instructor: Dr. Lynne Saccaro, Sun City resident and former Oak Park Spanish teacher 3343-12 MAS ESPANOL! Building on the basics learned in Espanol, participants will continue to expand vocabulary, the use of verbs, and refine their speaking and listening skills. Cultural segments are included. The class is high energy, interactive, and handson fun, as participants become more confident Spanish speakers of Espanol! Class may be repeated. Cost includes materials. SEC. 01 Thursday, January 12, 19, 26 SEC. 02 Thursday, February 9, 16, 23 10:45am-12:15pm Craft Room $35 (Covers all 3 sessions) Min. 6/Max. 12 Instructor: Dr. Lynne Saccaro, Sun City resident and former Oak Park Spanish teacher 3344-12 CONVERSATION ESPANOL This class is for those who have completed Espanol and Mas Espanol and are confident in their ability to move forward with vocabulary, additional verb tenses, and grammatical constructions. Interactive dialogue, situational interaction, and conversation in Espanol is the basis for the class that is high energy, interactive and hands on fun! Cultural segments are included. Class may be repeated. Cost includes materials. SEC. 01 Thursday, January 12, 19, 26 SEC. 02 Thursday, February 9, 16, 23 12:30-2pm Craft Room $35 (Covers all 3 sessions) Min. 6/Max. 12 Instructor: Dr. Lynne Saccaro, Sun City resident and former Oak Park Spanish teacher

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t 85, Eleanor Fumo is as busy as ever. Originally from Chicago, she married her husband Joe in 1954, raising two sons and two daughters in Mt. Prospect. They were married for nearly 56 years. “Joe serenaded me on the eve of our wedding. He loved to act and sing.” After he passed, Eleanor decided to relocate to Sun City Huntley in June 2012. “My move here was the best thing for me.”

Eleanor poses with a family portrait - one of many in her home.

Eleanor fits right in at the active adult community, regularly attending lifelong learning lectures on Friday mornings in addition to afternoon movies in Drendel Ballroom. She is a member of the ItalianAmerican and Singles Clubs, where she has made wonderful friends. “On Wednesday nights, we get together at Culver’s and talk for hours,” she said. In addition, she attends the ‘sit ‘n’ fit’ fitness class two times a week as well as one-day trips, occasionally. “My friends and I also plan our own day trips,” she added. While raising her four children, Eleanor worked as the office manager and corporate

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secretary for the Japan-America Society. After 20 years of service, she was rewarded with a trip to Japan. It wasn’t until 81 years old that she officially retired from a law office in Mt. Prospect. In addition to Japan, Eleanor has traveled to Italy, Russia, Iceland, and Canada. When asked the secret to living well at her age, Eleanor said, “I stay active and stimulate my brain with crossword puzzles; I even check my answers.” Her family also helps to keep her happy and healthy. “My kids call every morning,” she said with a big smile. One of her greatest accomplishments has been raising productive people who contribute to society, as an engineer, doctor, artist, and teacher. In her ‘down’ time, Eleanor crochets baby blankets for her great grandchildren, bakes pound cakes, and cheers on the Chicago Cubs. “I watched all of this year’s playoffs and even partied at a neighbor’s for the last game,” she said. Taking advantage of all there is at Sun City Huntley, it seems that Eleanor is living her dream.

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One Day Trips Please check online at for current availability information. For all trip participants, please remember: – Arrive 15 minutes prior to the Bus Boarding time. We will leave on time! – Those bringing wheelchairs, please arrive 30 minutes early to load the equipment onto the bus. – There are no wheelchairs or walkers available for trips. Please bring one if needed. – If you are registered and are unable to attend, please contact the Member Services Desk. – Trips may be cancelled due to low enrollment. – At registration, please let us know if you have special seating needs , a walker or a wheelchair. – Please note any food allergies and contact the Lifestyle Customer Service Coordinator. – The number of walker or wheelchair requests will determine if the trip partner will be able to sit with the person who has special seating needs. – Please note: Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed on the bus unless prior arrangements are made. – You may resell or give away your ticket to Sun City Residents only. Note: pre-ordered meals cannot be changed. – If you wish to sit with friends, please arrive at check-in together. We cannot guarantee all seats will be together as tickets are purchased in bulk and some sections contain odd numbers. Ticket distribution is at the discretion of the trip volunteers. – Once you have checked in for the trip, please remain at Prairie Lodge. When all guests have registered, the bus may depart earlier than scheduled. Guest registration available seven days after first announcement. Guests will be required to sign a waiver before boarding the bus. Meet the bus at the times listed. If you are delayed or have an emergency, please call the emergency numbers given. If you do not return to your bus seat by the departing time, you may need to provide your own return transportation and/or be charged additional transportation costs. Thank you for your cooperation! The following shoes will indicate the amount of walking for each trip. Little Walking

Some Walking Lots of Walking Extensive Walking Stairs


THEATRE, LUNCH AT FIRESIDE GRILLE The blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this aweinspiring Paramount production that is perfect for the young and the young at heart. This is the kind of production that has the Paramount creative team chomping at the bit. Bringing underwater surroundings to life, creating costumes that transform humans into creatures, developing a system that will allow mermaids to swim, and arranging a score for the Paramount orchestra that will give audiences chills, are exactly the challenges they thrive on. No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, when that curtain goes up, you will want to be in your seats to experience this production. Prior to the 1:30pm performance, we will dine at the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. Upon arrival, you will select your entrée from four choices: half-fire grilled chicken, sautéed Tilapia with lemon butter sauce, Mediterranean pasta or a fourth rack BBQ baby back ribs. All meals include a garden salad, bread and butter, vegetables, mashed potatoes, nonalcoholic beverages, and sundaes for dessert. Wednesday, December 14 Bus Boarding: 10am/Return: 5pm $67pp includes: performance, lunch, all taxes and gratuities, and transportation Min: 40/Max: 52 Escorts: Kerry & Mary

1716-11 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

The Chicago Auto Show was first held in 1901 and is the largest auto show in North America. Utilizing a third of the million square feet of the McCormick Place complex, this show hosts a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, experimental, and concept cars. In total there will be nearly 1,000 different vehicles, numerous accessories and auto related exhibits, competition vehicles, antiques, and collector cars. As scheduled there will be appearances by sports, radio, TV and big screen personalities. Since we are publicizing this before information is even available to the public, we have no specific details as to what is happening the day we will be visiting the show. Please visit for up-to-date listings. Cost is for transportation only. Complimentary show tickets and snacks will be provided by Gary Lang Auto. A Gary Lang representative will join us on the bus to answer any questions. Thank you, Gary Lang Auto Group! Thursday, February 16 Bus Boarding: 8:45am/Return: 4:30pm $25pp includes: transportation and driver’s tip Min. 40/Max. 52 Escorts: Kerry & Mary


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1140-11 SWEENEY TODD AT PARAMOUNT & LUNCH AT FRANCESCA’S After 15 years away, barber Benjamin Barker learns that the corrupt judge seduced his wife, leading to her suicide, and adopted his daughter. Barker vows revenge, using the tools he knows best: a razor and a barber chair. Some call this Sonderheim’s most perfect score. Others describe it as a pitch-black comedy filled with thrills and terror, while others call it one of the single greatest achievements of American music in the last 50 years. Prior to the show, we will enjoy a family-style meal at Francesca’s. Wednesday, February 22 Bus Boarding: 10:15am/Return: 5:15pm $79pp includes lunch, show, all gratuities, and transportation Min. 40/Max. 52 Escorts: Pat & Carol

1104-12 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AT DRURY LANE THEATRE Grab your bell-bottoms and take a trip back in time. Based on the 1977 hit film, we follow Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local discotheque. Watch as Tony tries to win the admiration of the crowd as well as his heartthrob, Stephanie Mangano, with his electric moves. Featuring our favorite Bee Gees’ songs from the movie, such as “Stayin’ Alive” and “More Than a Woman,” Saturday Night Fever is a nostalgic classic that will bring you dancing in the aisle. Our 11:30am lunch will be at Drury Lane prior to the performance. Upon registration, please select one of their Deluxe Menu entrées: Bistro steak with a bordelaise mushroom sauce, slow roasted half chicken, or red snapper roasted lemon salsa verde. All entrées include baked bread, soup, dessert, and choice of non-alcoholic beverage. Thursday, March 2 Bus Boarding: 9:45am/Return: 5pm $88pp includes deluxe lunch, theatre, all gratuities, and transportation Min. 40/Max. 52 Escorts: Kerry & Mary

1105-12 “ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION” AT THE JACOB HENRY MANSION ESTATE The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State, and National Landmark boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This award-winning mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. You will begin your day with a selfguided tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion and the Old Central Church. You will experience a bit of Ireland with Aunt Annie’s famous award-winning corned beef and cabbage (voted the best in Will County). Cash bar is available! Close your eyes, and enjoy the tradition of Celtic music as it takes you back to the “Emerald Isle.” Sing along to your favorite traditional Irish songs by “Mulligan Stew.” Wednesday, March 15 Bus Boarding: 8:45am/Return: 4pm $71pp includes show, dinner, all taxes & gratuities, and transportation

Min. 40/Max. 52 Escorts: Kerry and Mary

1517-12 FOUR WINDS CASINO Join us for a trip to our favorite casino, the Four Winds Casino. Because of numerous requests we will be staying at the casino for five hours. The casino includes over 3,000 slot machines and many gaming tables. Attendees will receive $10 toward the buffet or any of the other restaurants in the casino; you will also receive $15 credit for the slot machines. Registration is at the Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk only. The casino manifest must match a Driver License, State ID, or Passport when signing up AND MUST BE CARRIED ON THE DAY OF THE TRIP. The manifest requires each person’s full name, address, city, zip code, and birthdate. Your name only and the previous casino player’s card number will also suffice for the manifest. Your casino 4-digit pin number will automatically be the year of your birth. We will be driving straight through both ways (about 2 ¼ hrs.). Thursday, March 23 Bus Boarding: 9am/Return: 7pm $32pp includes food voucher, slots credit, snacks, driver’s tip, and transportation Min. 35/Max. 52 Escorts: John & Arlene

1111-12 DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” WITH BRUNCH AT THE FIRESIDE THEATRE A story of eternal romance, a tale as old as time, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” has thrilled millions of people of all ages, in every corner of the world. Now, it comes to life on the Fireside Theatre stage in a new and breathtaking production filled with stunning scenery, ravishing costumes, fabulous dancing, side-splitting humor, and delightful songs. Be our guest for a show you will never forget. Prior to the performance, we will enjoy the famous Sunday Fireside Brunch. Sunday, March 26

Bus Boarding: 8:30am/Return 5:45pm $93pp includes lunch, theatre, all gratuities, and transportation Min. 35/Max. 52 Escorts: Arlene & John

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Charter Club Presidents Council Monthly Meetings Next Meeting: Friday, December 2, 9am, Oak/Elm Room, Meadow View Lodge Room Name Changes Meeting Room Changed to Hickory Room

Fountain View 2/3 Changed to Birch Room Fountain View Break Out Changed to Cedar Room


ANGLERS CLUB 2nd W-8:30am, FV Birch Room, George Terpstra, President 2nd W-8:30am, FV Birch Room, George Terpstra, President 847-515-8839, Keith Williams, Vice President 847-669-4811, Pat Conley, Treasurer 847-659-1883 & Jim Jiran, Secretary 224-858-4775 Holiday Party will be December 14 at Pinecrest Golf Club, 11220 Algonquin Road, Huntley. Doors open at 9am with a short meeting, followed by a breakfast buffet, silent auction, and door prizes. There will be something for every fisherman: rods, reels, hooks, lures, minnow buckets, nets, and even boat covers. Starting January 18, 2017, the Angler’s Club will meet the third Wednesday of every month at 8:30am in Fountain View’s Birch Room. Dues for 2017 are $12 and are now being collected by Pat Conley. New members welcome.

BAGS M-3:30-6pm & Th-10:30am-1pm, June-October, FV Pavilion, Chuck Czochara 847-659-8156, Paul Dehnert 630-747-1422 & Mary Galati 773-294-5491

BOCCE CLUB Seasonal, Bocce Courts, Nancy Eggers, President, Barb Helfers, Vice President, Donna Brizzolara, Secretary & Frank Zilinsky, Treasurer HAPPY HOLIDAYS! As the holiday season begins, new officers are taking their roles on the Sun City Bocce Board. Their terms begin January 1, 2017. Our new President is Nancy Eggers, the new Vice President is Barb Helfers, and the new Secretary is Donna Brizzolara. Frank Zilinsky will continue in his role as Treasurer. The Board will soon begin planning for the 2017 Bocce Season. Please join us in welcoming the new Board! We look forward to their leadership in 2017.


BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB 2nd M-10am-12pm, Meadow View Lodge Oak/Elm Room, Mary Fiala, President 224-569-2686 Join us on December 12, 10am-12pm, to discuss "The Sympathizer," written by Vietnam Thanh Nguyen and facilitated by David Germaine.

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Card/Multipurpose Room, Kathy Dahl, President 847-9616713, Mary Fiala, Vice President, Mary Meyer, Secretary & Mary Belcher, Treasurer Annual dues: $10, Weekly games: $1 & T-9am game only: 50¢ Duplicate: M-5:15pm, Bill Macomber 847-961-5985 Fun Bridge: T-9am, Jim Davis 847-669-4853 Evening Contract: T-6pm, Mary Belcher 847-922-5109 Contract: W-12:30pm, Harry Leopold 847-669-7984 Duplicate: F-12:30pm, Harry Leopold 847-669-7984 ACBL Dup: 2nd & 4th Sa-12:30pm beginning in January, Ron Hopman 847-659-1780

CANASTA Bill Engvall, President 224-858-4049, Margot Sormane, Vice President 847-669-3235, Carol Snyder, Secretary 847515-3855 & Rhea Thomas, Treasurer 847-515-3566 Triple Play or Samba: 1st, 2nd & 4th W-6pm, PL Game Room 3rd & 5th W-6pm, PL Multipurpose Room T-12:30pm, PL Multipurpose Room Th-9am, PL Multipurpose Room F-1pm, PL Game Room

CELTIC CLUB Jerry Sauser, President 847 669-3378, Vito Benigno, Vice President 630-293-7818, Linda Benigno, Recording Secretary 630 293-7818 & Joyce Orzak, Treasurer 847 515-8543 Our next meeting is December 1, 6pm, in Drendel Ballroom. Our annual Christmas Party is December 1! Cost is only $12pp and includes a buffet from Masi’s (chicken, Italian beef, au gratin potatoes, green beans almandine, mostaccoli and salad). Entertainment provided by Sun City’s Lillian Bissing who will sing and play the piano for many of our Christmas favorites. We will also have a fun sing-along! Don’t forget to bring homemade Christmas cookies or cakes to share with your fellow Celts! Coffee and tea provided. Cash bar. All Sun City residents are welcome to join! Starting in January, ALL our monthly meetings will be held on Thursdays. Often (but NOT always), these meetings will be held on the third Thursday of the month, same time, same place. Meeting dates and details are available on the Celtic Club website and Lifestyles. Our January monthly meeting will be held on the 19.

CHESS CLUB Th-6pm, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Paul Dehnert, President 630-747-1422

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CLAYGROUND Open studio hours: M, Th-12:30-8:30pm, T-8-11am, 3:308:30pm, W-4:30-8:30pm, F, Sa, & Su-8:30am-8:30pm, Geoff Sorensen, President 847-562-6058 Annual dues: $25 plus class fees and supplies Clayground Club members work in three disciplines: sculpture, ceramics, and pottery. Beginners and visitors are always welcome. Once you learn the basics, there is plenty of open studio time to come in and work on your individual projects. Visit a class, or stop in during open studio hours. Sculpture: T-11am-12pm for beginners, 12-3pm for advanced Jackie Forpanek, Coordinator 847-802-4480 Instructor: Richard Christie Cost: $50 per six-week session Ceramic: Th-9:30am-12pm, Open lab: M-9:30am-12pm Debbie Megel, Coordinator 402-680-9052 Instructor: Marilyn Keating Cost: $36 per six-week session Pottery: W-9:30am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm Russ Motyka, Coordinator 847-894-1720 & Ann Malen, Coordinator Instructor: Professional Cost: $60 per six-week session

COMPUTER CLUB MVL Computer Room, Open: M, Th, F-9am-12pm & T-5:30pm-8:30pm, Frank Geister, President 847-515-7210 or Apple User Group: 2nd & 4th T-9am Photography: 1st W-7pm General Meeting: 1st Sa-9-10:30am, Drendel Ballroom All Sun City residents are invited to attend our meetings. Come early: coffee and donuts served at 8:30am; meeting starts promptly at 9am, and includes timely news, announcements, and feature presentations. Our next feature presentation, "Tablet Computing," will help us answer: How has tablet computing evolved over the past ten years? What is the relationship with tablet computing and smart phones? How do all of these fit into my computing experience?

CONCERT BAND W-2:45pm, FV Birch Room, Rose Kundich, President 847-6691126 or Our winter concert “BROADWAY HOLIDAY” is almost upon us. We hope to see you there on Thursday, December 8, 7pm, and Saturday, December 10, 1pm, in Drendel Ballroom. We are looking forward to a new year of challenges and joy in making music together. We would love to have you join us in our enjoyment of fine music and camaraderie. We are most happy to help you get back in the music groove. See you at the concert!

CRAFTING MEMORIES CLUB 2nd & 4th W-4:30pm, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Karen Czerwinski, President 224-569-6253 Scrapbooking * Card Making * Paper Crafting * Small Handwork The club will meet December 14, for our annual Christmas Party. We will also be celebrating December birthdays at the party. There will be no other meeting in December due to the holiday. Merry Christmas to all.

CRIBBAGE CLUB W-9am, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Marie Frostman, President 815-260-6895 or & Rich Seibel, Vice President 847-802-4167

CUE CLUB See schedule in Pool Room & Millgrove Woodshop, Judy Cieciwa, President 224-858-4323 The Cue Club’s general meeting will be on December 13, 9am, in the MVL Oak/Elm Room. We will discuss possibly changing the month of the general meeting from December to June as well as club dues.

CURRENT EVENTS T-10:30am, Drendel Ballroom, Carl Hupert, President 224569-6041 The Current Events Club is a lively, open forum for news, thoughts, and opinions. Members can introduce any local, state, national, or international news item to be opened for discussion and debate and expect a great combination of education and entertainment.

CYCLEPATH BICYCLE CLUB W & Sa-Varies, MVL, Steve Dunk, President 847-802-4613, Grant Jahr, Co-Vice President 847-669-3784, Ron Simons, CoVice President 224-569-6331, Don Sunter, Treasurer 847-5151003 & Bob Hinkle, Ride Master 847-669-4651 Annual dues: $5 The CylePaths Bicycle Club sponsors organized bike rides for all levels of riders and promotes bicycle education and safety. The season runs spring, summer, and fall, with regularly scheduled rides on Wednesdays and Saturdays. No matter what your fitness level, if you can ride a little or a lot, we have a group in which you’ll feel comfortable. Now that we’re into the month of December, both Saturday AND Wednesday rides leave Meadow View Lodge at 10am, only if the temperature is above 40 and the streets are dry. Check the website for the latest news updates like the Indoor Cycling class, popular among club members, or the starting time and place for the annual New Year’s Day Ride.

EUCHRE CLUB Th-12:45pm, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Bud Curtis, President 847-659-1410

SUNFLOWER GARDEN CLUB 3rd Th-9am, Drendel Ballroom, Susan Toth, President 847-669-1407, Betty Pump, Vice President 847-515-3882, Trish Wainscott, Secretary 224-858-7091 & Sandra Theis, Treasurer 847-669-3165 Annual dues: $15 Our next general meeting is November 17, 9am. After the meeting we will be decorating Prairie Lodge for the Holiday Season. Come join us, and kick off our busy holiday season. Upcoming events: December 8-Holiday Housewalk; many beautifully decorated homes to see. December 15-Members’ Holiday Party at Boulder Ridge; always an event to remember. January 19-Come join us for a cup of coffee and morning treat at our first 2017 general meeting.

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2nd W-6:30pm, PL Hickory Room, Karen Lindsey, President 773-616-8866 No Meeting in December. Please plan on joining us in January. Do you have a Revolutionary War Patriot in your family tree? Are you related to Royalty? What is the history of your family? Wondering how to start your research? Concerns about your research efforts? Come at 6pm and discuss with our mentors ways to find resources and hidden information. Visitors/ guests are always welcome at our meetings to visit, learn, and share. Send us your primary email address, and we will include you in our monthly newsletter email, non-members, as well as, members. Further details can be found on our Sun City web page at > Charter Clubs > Genealogy.

GOLF CLUB 3rd W-7pm, March-September, FV Birch Room, Ron Martin, Interim President 224-654-6261 or Annual dues: $10

GRANDMA, GRANDPA & ME 1st W-7pm, April-December as scheduled, PL Card/ Multipurpose Room, Cindy Ptak, President 630-987-9365 or, Mary Ellen Walker, Vice President, Ingrid Kiss, Treasurer & Pat Hector, Secretary/Publicity Annual dues: $15 per household, July 1-June 30 Catered by Jameson’s, the annual Grandma, Grandpa & Me Breakfast with Santa will be December 4, in Drendel Ballroom. In addition to visiting with Santa, we will have entertainment for the children. Holly Veach will take pictures. Choose from two seatings: 9-10:30am and 11:30am-1pm. Tickets are $16 adult (14+); $8 children (3-13); and children 2 and under are free but need a ticket. Please contact Cindy Ptak (see above) for event questions or Nancy and Steve Piotrowski at 847-515-1107 for tickets. If you haven't already paid dues, you may when you purchase your tickets. You must be a member of the Grandma, Grandpa &Me Club to attend events. Events are open to grandparents, grandchildren, and/or significant other child and their parents. Our next and last meeting is December 7, 7pm, in the PL Multipurpose Room. We'll make plans for 2017. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season!

HISTORIANS 3rd F-1pm, MVL, Hermann Faubl, President 847-515-7418 & Mary Grzeskowiak, Treasurer 847-515-1371 Calling on all gardeners and lovers of history. Join us on a walk through the history of Western gardens, beginning with ancient Roman gardens and ending with observations on the future direction of gardening. Enjoy a fast-paced, visual presentation interlaced with personal anecdotes, given by Susan Langworthy, based on her five years in Rome and Florence, while completing her graduate work in Art History. Leave with a sense of continuity and perspective that runs through this rich history of gardens, so that you may take this knowledge into your own garden and personal landscape design. Come join the Sun City Historians on December 16, 1pm, in Meadow View Lodge to hear Susan’s presentation, “The History of Western Gardens.”

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2nd & 4th M-2pm, FV Birch Room, George Gawell, President 847-659-9621 General discussion of the economy, stock market, stocks, bonds, and other investments. No money is invested. Everyone is given an opportunity to speak. Guest speakers are invited periodically.

KISHWAUKEE VALLEY & EAKIN CREEK MODEL RAILROAD CLUB 2nd M-7pm, MVL Railroad Club Room, Don Espeseth, President 847-650-3883 The Train Club will continue running trains until December 28. The traditional Holiday Train Display in the Prairie Lodge Social Lounge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd, features four gauges (G, O, HO, and N). In general, weekday running times are 11am-3pm; weekend running times are 11am-5pm. We may have extended hours, depending on other activities in the Lodge. Once again, we will sponsor a raffle for three Lionel trains. This year’s model will be a Lionel O Gauge Polar Express Passenger Train. Raffle will be held December 23, 3pm. Winners need not be present. Bring your family, friends, kids, grandkids, and cameras to enjoy this holiday tradition. We invite all Sun City residents, their family and friends as well as residents of neighboring communities, to this annual tradition. Event is free. We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 847669-2392 or visit

MAHJONGG CLUB Th-12:30pm, MVL Oak/Elm Rooms, Holly Ravitz, President 847-515-2980 Teaching is held on the first Thursday of the month.

PENCIL & PALETTE CLUB Elizabeth Napora, President 847-669-7096 & Jane Wood, Vice President 847-515-1289 Media Networks: Drawing/painting: first Tuesday - 9:30am - Live model Second Tuesday - 9:30am - Still life Pencil/Colored Pencil/pastel: first and third Wednesday 1pm Watercolor: second and fourth Thursday - 1pm Oil/Acrylic: every Friday - 9am Mixed Media: second and fourth Friday - 1pm Art Studio Library open daily for members. The mission of the Pencil and Palette Club is to nurture the artist at all levels, the hobbyist, beginner, intermediate, and advanced in a social environment.

PICKLEBALL CLUB Russell Howard, President 847-659-9144, Ron Wanless, Vice President 217-725-7009 & Linda Laux, Secretary/ Treasurer 847-515-8193 Annual dues: $20 Prepare for the winter by signing up at the Huntley Park District, Cosman Center, in December for indoor pickleball.

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PINOCHLE CLUB M-8:30 & 11:30am, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Dan Bressler, President 847-669-7373 Double Deck: Th-6pm, Card Room, Ron Diehl 847-659-9518

PRAIRIE SINGERS T-6pm, FV Birch Room, R.D. Holloman, President 847-5158565 If you are reading this before December 4, it's not too late to attend our holiday concert, “Songs of the Season.” We will be at the Huntley High School Performing Arts Center that day at 3pm. Seats are available, and tickets can be purchased at the door. $10 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. It's a great way to start with season with music, so we hope to see you there! We wish all our friends a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year!

RV TRAVELERS CLUB Meetings as scheduled, May-October, Al Gableson, President 847-961-6678 October brought the end of our outings for 2016. This event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, Kentucky. Starting out was a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm featuring scores of breeds as well as two museums and several demonstrations. A tour of the Toyota manufacturing and assembly plant was extremely interesting and consisted of a floor level tour of the facility. A docent showed us the 1814 Hunt Morgan House and Civil War Museum. The last day of our stay was open in the morning for members to go off on their own to golf, a visit to a Shaker Village, the Kentucky Artisan Center, or a tour of the Old Kentucky Chocolates Company. The highlight of the afternoon consisted of an executive tour of the nearby Four Roses Distillery. This ended our very successful 2016 season.

SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICAN CLUB Richard Brooke, President 815-228-7570, Richard Helle, Vice President 224-858-7326, JoAnn Ward, Secretary 847515-7021 & Harold Steen, Treasurer 847-669-5371

SCRABBLE CLUB T-1pm, MVL Oak/Elm Room, Vivian Osth, President 847428-3473 We wish you all Happy Holidays and hope to see you in 2017! We won’t meet between December 13 and January 17.

SEW'N SEWS CLUB 1st M-9am, Drendel Ballroom, Mary Henderson, President 224-858-4782 For December 5, the Sew’n Sews will, again, have their winter event. Everyone is encouraged to wear a seasonal sweater! We are asking the A-L members, and anyone else who wants, to bring a bite-size morsel of sweets 'n savories to share. The committee will serve breakfast egg muffins, fruit cups, and a no egg item. As always, entertainment will be a surprise! We look forward to your holiday show and tell also! Remember: this is a member’s only event.

SINGLES CLUB Sandy Portincaso, President 815-218-2578, Marilyn Barden, Vice President 847-961-6152, Tony Manzella, Secretary 815572-1467 & Joanne Schwartz, Treasurer 847-659-1740 Join us on December 8, for our holiday party at the Golf Club of Illinois. For more information, please contact Sandy Portincaso at 815-218-2578.

SKIP-BO CLUB F-6:15pm, PL Card/Multipurpose Room, Eleanor Leitner, President 847-515-7969 Annual dues: $6 every July Come join us every Friday at 6:15pm in the Card room for a fun evening of Skip-Bo with your friends and neighbors. Skip-Bo is an easy card game to learn. If you haven’t played before, we will teach you. We play partners, which makes the game a little more challenging. Seating is set with the draw of a card. Fifty cents is collected from each player to play each week, and a prize is awarded at each table. New players pay dues after playing two weeks. Please come!

SOFTBALL Seasonal, Eakin Field, Glenn Groebli, President 847-5158336 Indoor Softball 16": Th, 3-5pm through April Cost: $6 per session, Intra Soccer Facility, Gilberts, IL, Tyrell & Mason & SPORTSMEN'S Mason CLUB 3rd M-9:30am, MVL Oak/Elm Room, Bob Ferraris, President 847-961-5133 If you have an interest in shooting sports, you will enjoy being a member of the Sun City Sportsmen's Club. Our members shoot handgun, rifle, and shotgun. We plan a variety of monthly club shooting events throughout the year. In addition, we coordinate special events like Cowboy Shooting, Pistol Simulator, Education in Firearm Safety, and a monthly update on pertinent Federal and State Legislative issues.

STINGRAYS 2nd Sa-10:30am, FV Cedar Room, Anne Broderick, President 224-858-4627 Swim Practice: Various days, times Guided instruction: Sa-9-10am Join the Stingrays’ membership just in time to enjoy our club's annual fabulous Christmas Party! Celebrated this year on the evening of Monday, December 5, at the Fountain View Cedar Room (formerly Breakout Room), delicious food, fun and games, and a group sing-a-long with Art Fitzgerald on the organ – await party-goers! The Stingrays are a charter club that continues to support a healthy way to exercise and enjoy camaraderie with other aqua lovers! With three Social Chairmen promising great get-together events throughout 2017, don't hesitate to visit our club meetings (second Saturday of each month at 10:30 A.M. in the Fountain View Cedar Room). For more info., contact President Anne Broderick at 224-858-4627 or Social Chairman Joanie Koplos at 847-344-4191.

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M-6:30pm, PL Game Room, Don Helfer, President 847515-8581 or & Margarete Liedtke, Vice President & Instructor 847-515-1888

SYMPOSIUM 3rd M-10am, FV Birch Room, John Arganbright, President 224-569-6810 or For interesting and informative discussions on a topic of interest, come and enjoy spirited, yet collegial conversations with your fellow Sun City residents. The topic for the December Meeting on Monday, December 19, is: understanding a local taxing body (receive some of our tax revenues) and how it operates on our behalf. Joe Holtorf is a current Trustee on the Grafton Township Board of Trustees and will discuss how the Township works and possible areas of interest. Joe has been a Sun City resident for 12 years, after working 44 years in management for IBM.

TALL OAKS TENNIS CLUB Seasonal, weather permitting, Tall Oaks Tennis Courts, Reg Kennedy, President 815-353-3185, Ron Anzalone, Vice President, Sandy Johnson, Secretary 847-370-8809 & Joe Urena, Treasurer All current members will receive their registration packets by the end of December. Please complete the registration forms and questionnaire and return with payment by February 1, to Mary Lou Dorgan at 14187 Sundance Dr. Make sure your email address is correct in your Profile on Sun City’s website. Non-members: to join, send your email to to receive a packet. There will be a trial run for new members, which includes lessons and membership for $30. Winter socials are at Crystal Lake Racquet Club on November 6, January 21, February 11, and March 12, 3-5pm. Dick Weinke will be teaching lessons on Monday and Wednesday at Crystal Lake (815-444-2900). Centegra has terrific programs for Sun City Residents who want to play tennis all year (847658-5688). Logo wear is available. See web page for styles and prices. Upcoming events: May 8-General Spring Meeting May 16-Windscreens up May 28-Season Social Kickoff

1st W-9am, MVL Oak/Elm Rooms, Ed Cuttle, President 847-659-1459, Chuck Bayser, Vice President 847-515-1602, Pam Kozlowski, Secretary 847-961-5188 & Rich Hamberg, Treasurer 224-569-3249 Our general membership meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7, at the Meadow View Lodge in the Oak/Elm Rooms. Coffee and donuts will be served beginning at 8:30am, with the general meeting to follow at 9am. As always, visitors and new members are welcome at the meeting. The Woodchuck Elves have completed their projects, and we are happy to report that some needy boys and girls in our community will be receiving over 350 handmade wooden toys that include race cars, VW cars, floppy ducks, heart jewelry boxes, rocking cradles with bears and blankets, puzzles, tractors with wagon, milk truck, school bus, fork lift, treasure boxes, and jelly bean toys. Stop by the Millgrove woodshop some time and see what your Sun City Woodchucks are all about. Hope to see you at our monthly meeting! WOOD CARVERS: 2nd & 4th Th-1pm, Millgrove Woodshop, Bob Janninck 847-515-1158 Check the website for the latest information.

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THEATRE COMPANY Richard Storer, 847-659-8631 The Theatre Company of Sun City is looking for qualified, interested, and experienced candidates who are interested in applying for the positions of Director, Musical Director, and Choreographer for our 2017 production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Show dates: April 27-30, 2017 Audition dates: January 23-24, 2017 Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 12-4pm Experience required. You will be paid as an independent contractor, and compensation is a flat fee. Work is temporary, part-time. Interested candidates should email Dick Storer at no later than December 15.

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BOWLING HUNTLEY SENIOR MEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE Th-1pm, Rod Lear 847-515-3012 MONDAY MIXED BOWLING M-9:30am, Bowl-Hi Lanes, Judy Mulcahy 847-515-4158 RESIDENT MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE W-10am, Brunswick Zone off Randall Rd., Ann Dukes 847-6091930 ATTENTION, BOWLERS: We are looking for people to join us on Wednesday mornings, 9:45, to sub on our Sun City League. You don't need to call ahead – just show up, and we will find a spot for you immediately. We are a large, mixed league made up of all your Sun City neighbors. We bowl at Brunswick Zone near Best Buy off Randall Rd. You will not be making a commitment; it’s just a chance to try out our league and help the teams that need bowlers that day. If you have any questions, feel free to call President Ann Dukes at 847-609-1930. Hope everyone reading this has a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah – or just enjoy December in the Midwest! MEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE Th-10am, Kim Fischer 224-402-0508 LADIES’ BOWLING LEAGUE Th-9:30am, Bowl-Hi Lanes, Judy Mulcahy 847-515-4158

HOBBY & COLLECTORS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP 4th F-11am, Breakfast/Lunch, Village Inn, Huntley Ray Kasprzak, K9RJO 847-659-9407 AVIATION INTEREST GROUP 1st Th-7pm, FV Cedar Room, Mike Birosak 847-669-0180 & Vince Lynn 224-569-6340 Annual dues: $10 Our membership is open to anyone who enjoys socializing and being informed on topics of common interest. We meet at Colonial Cafe in Algonquin, 9am-12pm, on the dates below and weekly for Thursday, 9am, breakfast at Country Pride Restaurant in Hampshire. For more information about meetings, activities, or membership, call Mike Birosak at 847-669-0108 or Vince Lynn at 224-569-6340. 2016/2017 Schedule: December 8-None, Christmas Party, Winter Break January/February 2017-Winter Break March 2-Movie: 12 o’clock High P.O.W. part 1 April 6-Movie: 12 o’clock High P.O.W. part 2 May 4-The Sonex Story June 1-B-52 Stratofortress July/August-None, picnic, air shows, and trips September 7-USS Midway, San Diego October 5-PBY Catalna November 2-Board, Angel Flight, card bingo WRITE ON (CREATIVE WRITING) 1st & 3rd F-1pm, Mary Ann Weissmann & David Williams

MUSIC ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Marty Brenner 734-536-1267 It's almost here. One of the most wonderful events of the holiday season. Yes, the Encore Chamber Orchestra's Christmas Sing-aLong will be happening on December 21, 1pm, in Drendel Ballroom.

Hurry to get your FREE tickets at the Member Services Desk. Seating is limited. Hope to see you there! For more information, call Marty Brenner at 734-536-1267. MUSIC MAVERICKS JAZZ BAND Alternate Fridays, Art Fitzgerald 847-669-4625 THE PRAIRIE WINDS ENSEMBLE Th-9:30am, Beth Macaulay 847-961-5140

RELIGIOUS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bev Stotz 224-858-7030 The Christian Fellowship Group of Sun City invites you to “Mary and Elizabeth” presented by Overshadowed Theatrical Productions on Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-9pm, in Drendel Ballroom. The cost is $10pp. Checks should be made out to C.F.G. Mail to Lynda Walsh at 13557 Westridge Ct., Huntley, IL, by December 7. Light refreshments will be served. SINGLE WOMEN'S GROUP Shirley Brown 847-515-3725 GOD’S GIRLS – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY W-10-11:30am, lower level Heartland Bank & Trust, Regency Pkwy., Huntley, Joyce Billings 847-961-6143 & Anna Burke 224858-7177 We are a non-denominational Christian Bible Study held for all His girls who seek to study His word within a sisterhood of believers. Our studies include video teaching and table discussion in a casual and comfortable environment. THE GOOD BOOK REVIEW T-10am, Dolores Mascio 847-961-6067 Why study the Bible? The Bible is the only book that gives us answers to life’s crucial questions. Are you interested in knowing how to obtain them? This book will come alive as it leads us through biblical answers to these and other questions. THE SONSHINE BOYS F-9am, lower level Heartland Bank & Trust, Regency Pkwy., Huntley, David Billings 847-961-6143 The men of Sun City are invited to attend our weekly Bible discussion group consisting of about 30 men from various denominations and spiritual levels. Anyone who has an interest in understanding what the Scriptures have to say to us in this ever-changing world is invited to attend. Typically, our meetings include a presentation by a knowledgeable speaker followed by a casual, small group discussion. Feel free to just listen; no one is ever required to participate. Join your neighbors and friends, as we wrap-up our 10-week video series, “Meeting the Spirit.” Bring your Bible, as it will help you navigate through the lesson.

SOCIAL & MISCELLANEOUS FRENCH CONNECTIONS 3rd or 4th Th, Margaret Smith 847-669-8005 & Marie Peterson 224569-3126 Parlez Vous Francais? If you speak a little or a lot and want a chance to “parlez,” come join us! PROPERTY TAX ACTION GROUP & PROPERTY ASSESSMENT COUNCIL Alan Scott 847-669-0429 & Jean Luck 847-669-5307 TIARA TEA Jean Gnagni 847-669-0429 & Jean Luck 847-669-5307

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Resident Special Interest Groups SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LIONS 2nd Th-7pm & 4th Th-6pm, Pat Krebs 224-858-4230 We serve our community, our country, and our world, focusing on the deaf and blind but not exclusively. MARINES 2nd Th, Commandant Richard Christie 847-669-2287 or & John Martinez 847-669-6306 or A social and service group for Marines, the Sun City Huntley Marines meets monthly, usually on the second Thursday of the month, alternating breakfast and lunch get-togethers. We also have several events and celebrations during the year that are open to spouses, partners, and guests of members, including women Marines’ birthdays, new recruit luncheon, picnic, and Marine’s Birthday Ball. The Sun City Huntley Marines also provides a color guard for many events in the community and participates in the Huntley Memorial Day Parade. P.E.O. Sa-Lunch, Jan Hardy 815-985-6775 ROTARY CLUB OF HUNTLEY T-1pm, Brunch Café on Rt. 47, Jim Uszler, President 224-392-3140 Locally, these two Rotary Clubs support food pantries, online literacy tools at local libraries, and students in local school districts through scholarships and leadership camps. Abroad, Rotary International provides shelter during natural disasters, clean drinking water in remote areas, and is also helping to cure polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the disease still exists. To learn more about your local Rotary Clubs, or to be a guest at an upcoming meeting, visit or

ETHNIC GERMAN-AMERICAN GROUP Hans Schmidt, President 847-659-1943 & Annie Schoenfisch, Membership Chairperson 847-669-6009 & Ellen Muradian, Secretary We are happy to announce our German social friendship club is growing. Thank you, all, for making it special. Our next event is the wonderful Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday, December 10, 4:30pm, in Drendel Ballroom. Reservations needed. Please call Ursula Nikolai at 847-659-1201. Our next general meeting will be Friday, January 13, 6pm, Fountain View Center. Sandwiches will be served; please bring a dessert to share. In 2017, we are planning many great events – new bands as well as Ludwig’s Zither Magic by an experienced artist and Swiss Bavarian Talisman. Have a blessed, merry Christmas! Frohliche Weihnachten! ITALIAN-AMERICAN GROUP 4th M-6:30pm, Cosman Center, Virginia Olivero, President 847659-9307 Join us on Friday, December 9, for our Christmas Dinner Dance at Drendel Ballroom. Cocktails begin at 5pm; dinner served at 6pm. Music by Enzo Incandela. For reservations and information, please contact Ann (Danno) at 847-669-7676 or Mary Luisi at 224-8584625. Guests are welcome to attend! Have a Merry Christmas!!! POLISH-AMERICAN GROUP 3rd M-1:30pm, MVL, Phill Kopczynski 847-802-4073 There will not be a regular meeting in December. Instead, we will have a Christmas Party on December 12, at Port Edward Restaurant in Algonquin. For more information, contact Kathy Boyce at 224569-3916.

dinners, game nights, outings, movies, Jewish holiday celebrations, and more. Upcoming events: December 2, 7pm, MVL-Monthly meeting and social hour December 18, 12pm, FVC-Hanukkah celebration December 26, 9:30am, Brunch Café-Men’s breakfast December 26, 12pm, Rookies-Ladies’ lunch December 27, 4pm, FVC-Hanukkah Community Candlelighting event Free tickets will be available for the December 27 Hanukkah Community Candlelighting event in Prairie and Meadow View Lodges on the following days: December 5, 10am-12pm; December 7, 1-3pm; December 13, 1-3pm; December 15, 10am-12pm; December 19 10am-12pm; and December 21, 1-3pm. For more information, contact Vicki Goldberg at 847-965-8344 or

SUPPORT BREAST CANCER SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUP 1st W-1pm, PL Solarium, Audrey Munger 847-669-3598 & Andrea Berebitsky 847-669-7076 The Breast Cancer Support Hour will hold its Holiday Gathering at the home of Elizabeth Anderson on Wednesday, December 7, 12pm. All members who are attending must RSVP by calling Elizabeth at 847-515-7452 by Friday, December 2, and indicate if they are bringing an appetizer or dessert. Happy Holidays to all! Please note: There will be no regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month in January or February 2017. Information regarding the March 1, 2017, meeting will be in the February 2017 issue of Lifestyles. We welcome any breast cancer survivor, living in Sun City Huntley, to come and chat in this social, supportive atmosphere. Want to know more? Call Audrey Munger at 847-6693598, Andrea Berebitsky at 847-669-7076, Pat Oakley at 847-6696090, or Lorraine Handlin at 847-669-6841. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP F-10am, PNC Bank Community Room, Del Webb Blvd. and Rt. 47, Sarah Elam 224-569-6031 & Dick Brush 815-751-6967 We need some social connection in the mourning process, and the companionship and understanding of other grievers can help. The Sun City Grief Support Group meets weekly, so its members can share with others who also experienced loss. Each meeting has a topic, either presented by a member moderator or guest speaker. Meeting attendance is open-ended; members attend meetings as they choose. The group welcomes new members because we very much appreciate the welcome that was given to us. We help each other in the rebuilding of our lives. Through caring and sharing comes healing. HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT/CHOOSE TO LOSE T-10am, Heartland Bank Meeting Room, Alice Priser 847-6691830 & Carol Marshall 847-515-3799 We are Sun City residents interested in making other residents aware of our friendly health and weight-loss group. RECOVERY SELF-HELP MENTAL HEALTH M-3:30pm, Rose Hamann 847-961-6295 CENTEGRA WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS Care of Caregiver – 10:30-11:30am, December 12 only, FVC Cedar Room Diabetes Support Group – No meeting this month

SHALOM GROUP 1st F-7pm, MVL, Dave Rosenfeldt 847-669-7144 The Shalom Group offers fun and fellowship for members of the Sun City Huntley Jewish community, their spouses, significant others, singles, and Jewish interfaith couples. The Group also offers regular activities, including monthly discussions, followed by social hour,

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