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October 2013

BOD Study Session Thursday, October 10, 9 AM Welcome Center/Conference 3

It’s More Than Living...It’s a Lifestyle!

BOD Meeting Tuesday, October 22, 9 AM Welcome Center/Conference 3 All residents are encouraged to attend meetings. Come 15 minutes early to share your thoughts and concerns with the Board.

Attend the SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center

Necklace created by Julie Holtry Photo by Ken Ayers

Hours of Operation

Activity Center (formerly Social Hall)................... 917-8066 Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-6 PM

The Tipster is published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755, 520-825-3711 Note: email address for BOD member, General Manager & Assistant Manager is

Administration Office................. 825-3711 ext 120 Mon.-Fri.................................................................................. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Aquatic & Fitness Center........................ 917-8067 Facilities

Under Construction.............................................................................................

Pool Board of Directors Mon.-Sat. .................................................................................... 5 AM-8:30 PM Robert Hefner, President Sun. ........................................................................................... 5 AM-5:50 PM Steve Knapp, ...................................................................... Vice President Children’s Hours............................................................................... 11 AM-1 PM Cathy Hartrich, Secretary Café Food Service to 3 PM only.............................. 825-3277 Dick Brammell, Treasurer October 1-10.....................................................................................7 AM-2 PM October 11-31.................................................................................. 7 AM-6 PM Janice Fischer, Recording of daily Café specials................................................ 825-3711 ext 205 Richard Babin, Reservations....................................................................................... 825-3277 Jon Olson, Catalina Vista........................................... 825-8613 Management Team Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM Bob Mariani, Manager, 917-8080 Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-6 PM Joe Byron, Café Manager, 917-8074 Robin Coulter, ................................. Assistant Manager, 917-8070 Community Assistance­ - Loan Room Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Sup., 917-8059 Tue. and Thu. .........................................................................................8-9 AM Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Community Services....................................................... 10 AM-Noon...917-8058 Kim Griggs, Professional, 917-8053 Consumer Referral............................................................................... 917-8079 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Mon., Wed. and Fri. ....................................................................9:30-11:30 AM Ken Sandrock, Sup., 917-8078 Desert Oasis............................................ 825-0495 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Facilities Randy Trenary,, 917-8060 Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM

Support Team Jim Cundiff, Services, 917-8058 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Marnie Goodbody, .................................. Librarian, 917-8064 Lisa Orach, Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Norma Meyers,, 917-8065 Kathy Peabody, Admin. Specialist, 917-8068 Chris Richard, Coordinator, 917-8069 Coco Sullivan, Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................. 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center....................................................................................917-8067 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi......................................Co-Chair Karen Koopmans.................................Member Del Salvaterra...................................Co-Chair Barbara Martucci...............................Member Arlene Douglas...................................Member Paul Mercer........................................Member Ann Fall..............................................Member Ann Owen...........................................Member Peggy Gardner....................................Member Lynn Parker........................................Member Glenda Gillespie.................................Member Shirley Peterson..................................Member Diana Holmes..................... Secretary/Member Laura Pigott.......................................Member George Holthus...................................Member Harry Plumlee....................................Member Sharon Knudson.................................Member Linda Stiegler.....................................Member Editor, Layout and Design: Chris Richard Advertising: Norma Meyers and Chris Richard Printing By: AlphaGraphics

To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, call 917-8065 for current rates and information. Sun City Oro Valley Community Association provides this publication for informational purposes only and neither endorses nor promotes any of the products or services advertised herein and assumes no responsibility or liability for the statements made in this publication.

Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-6 PM Pool

Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. .................................................................. 7 AM-8:30 PM Tue.............................................................. 4:30-6:30 PM, Water Volleyball only Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-5 PM Sun. ................................................................................................ 9 AM-5 PM Children’s Hours: daily ....................................................................... Noon-4 PM Except Thu. and Sun............................................................Noon-1 PM & 3-4 PM

Gift Shop of Sun City............................... 917-8051 Mon.-Sat.................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM

Library...................................................... 917-8064 Mon.-Fri............................................................................... 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-Noon

Pro Shop.................................................. 825-3110


rs Golf Info Line...................................................................................... 825-0322 Golf Couuntil d Mon. ........................................................................................... 6:30 AM-5 PM close r Tue. ................................................................................................. 9 AM-5 PM Oct.11 fo g in Wed. and Thurs. ................................................................................ 7 AM-5 PM d e e Overs Fri., Sat., and Sun. ....................................................................... 6:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range Hours From October – April, the driving range closes ½ hour after the Pro Shop. Welcome Center (formerly Vistoso Center).............. 825-3711 After-Hours Emergencies....................... 825-1161 If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. a broken irrigation head) and the Administration Office is closed, please report the issue to a building monitor. However, if a situation like this occurs after all the buildings are closed, please contact the emergency line.

Association News

From The Board of Directors Our MISSION as the Sun City Oro Valley Board is to lead in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Sun City Oro Valley as an active adult community. All Board minutes, agendas and reports are available online and in the SCOV Library. Board meetings are open to residents.

Merits of an Active Adult Community by Bob Hefner A few weeks ago I received an email from my eldest daughter stating she was beginning to look for a retirement home in the Southeast within reasonable commuting distance to her children and grandchildren who are in the Boston and New York areas. She said she would like my advice as to what she should be looking for in an active adult community. This email dumbfounded me for two reasons. First, wasn’t it just last week that my wife was helping this daughter get ready for her high school prom? And second, when was the last time my daughter asked me for advice? In thinking of how to respond to her request, I started thinking of the questions I would ask of myself, the residents and the management or developer of a community under consideration. I thought of lots of questions but among them would be: should it be a new development or an older, wellestablished community? What are its amenities and the participation of its residents in the community? What is the financial strength and plan for the maintenance, renovation and replacement of facilities and equipment? What is the strength and style of the management of the community? Plus the age-old-realtor’s comment, location, location, location. As I thought of my answers to these and the many other questions I would use to identify the ideal active adult community, I realized I was describing Sun City Oro Valley.

NEED HELP Delivering the New Community Phone Book

Friday evening, October 25 Saturday morning organize books, bags, October 26 deliver to and stuffers. each SCOV residence Contact Carolyn Lerch if you can help or 818-3319.

Association Committees...............4 Association News..........................3 Café Specials................................10 Classified......................................32 Clubs............................................14 Coming Events.............................11 Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

General Manager - Bob Mariani

SCOV Five Year Plan

One of the Board of Directors’ goals this fiscal year is to develop a new five-year plan. The development of this plan will largely be the responsibility of the Strategic Projects Committee and management with the Board overseeing the project and eventually approving it. The diverse SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) membership and wide array of amenities plus a huge menu of activities offered by both the Association and clubs create a significant challenge in developing a five-year plan. Many of you may work or have worked for a corporation with short, mid-and long-term plans. These corporate plans are difficult enough to formulate even though there may be reasonable unity and focus among management and employees of the company. Although SCOV is a relatively small corporation, it is complex in that the approximately 4,500 residents of the community chose to live here for a wide variety of reasons and have a wide range of visions for the future of SCOV. In an effort to make the challenge of developing the new five-year plan more palatable, the first step that was taken in the process was to submit an extensive survey to the membership. The approximate 2000 responses to the survey will provide valuable information about the members and your desires which will greatly assist in creating a valid and viable plan. The survey will only be as useful as the team working with the survey and other information, which, as noted above, is the Strategic Projects Committee. This committee was purposely populated with residents who are as diverse as the Association membership and will also be objectively receptive to the input received through the survey and other means. With good data and thoughtful people working on the five year plan, the Association will have an excellent document that will provide general, if not specific, direction in some cases for the near future of the community. The important factor is that this plan and future five-year plans will offer current and prospective residents insight as to SCOV’s vision and will provide guidance for financial, social, amenity and other future planning.

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager

and a Board Member

Come hear an update on the Fitness Center construction project. Tuesday, October 15, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

What’s Inside

Extended Community.................30 Features.............................. 10 & 11 For Your Information...................13 Golf.................................................8 Hours of Operation.......................2 Memoriam...................................14

Partnered Organizations.............30 Sun City Vistoso Foundation.......10 Thank You Corner.......................13 Town of Oro Valley......................29 Workshops and Classes...............12


Association Committees Committee meetings are open and all residents are welcome to attend. Active Health

Chair Judy Bjorling 818-1296

Stress reduction is the goal of many people in our modern world, but does it really have a positive influence on wellbeing and cognitive functioning? Join us Friday, October 11, 1 PM, Auditorium (no tickets necessary) for Active Health’s first program of the season: Stress: A Balance between Too Little and Too Much. Mary-Frances O’Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, will be our speaker. Her research focus is on the influence of immune functions on psychological wellbeing. Learn why moderate stress is actually good for us, while too little or too much stress isn’t good. Although the causes of stress can be difficult to remove from one’s life, the impact of stress can be reduced through various stressreduction techniques. Hint: mark your calendar for our next program on Friday, November 22, 1 PM, Auditorium, Reducing the Bad Stress: a Practicum. Architectural Review

Don Stewart 618-980-3878 Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1 Screens, Screen Doors, Security Doors, Shutters

1. Window screens shall be limited to bronze, brown, black, or a color which reasonably matches the main body color of the house. All window screens shall be in the same color. Approval may be given by the Community Services Coordinator if all applicable criteria are met. Approval must be granted in advance of installation. 2. Rolling window screens may be used on any side of the dwelling. They may be tinted bronze, black, or any col or that reasonably blends with the main body color of the house. 3. Screen and security doors (see Sect II.B., Dev. Standards) may be painted weathered brown or the color of the body of the house or trim (see Appendix D, Dev. Stan dards). Approval must be granted in advance of installation. 4. Exterior roll-down mechanical shutters are not permit ted in the front or street-facing side yard of the dwell ing. Electrically operated roll-down shutters may require a building permit. Communication

Chair Janice Strassburg, 818-7793, First Monday, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

The Communications Committee meets on the first Monday of the months of October-April, although the October meeting has been cancelled because several members were unavailable. The first meeting will be on Monday, November 4. The Committee continues to seek new members. Please contact Chairperson Janice Strassburg if you would like to help improve communication in our community.

Community Assistance

Chair Gay Russell 825-5763 No committee meetings through summer

Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for Sun City Oro Valley. Deposit empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen. For safety reasons, do not deposit unrinsed cans which attract bees and may become a hazard. Profits fund the equipment for the Loan Room. Please help us by recycling your aluminum cans, but place your trash in your own trash containers. On the first trip to the scrap yard for fiscal year 2013-2014 we delivered 460 pounds of cans and received $271.40 for the benefit of the CAC (Community Association Committee). Many of our residents are coming back from summer trips, and club activities are increasing. If you need extra tables and chairs for these events, come to the Loan Room to make reservations or pick up items you need. Medical items and some children’s items and toys are also available. Please visit us at the end of the Cart Barn. Our telephone reservation system will begin in November. Consumer Referral

Co-Chairs Don and Pat Pomeroy 825-1725 Desk Phone 917-8079 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-11:30 AM, Activity Center

Connect to our online list of vendors. 1. On the home page under the Residents drop-down menu, click on Members Only. 2. Log in with your user name and password. This is also the page where you can create a new account. 3. Click on Log In. 4. Click on the last blue line, Consumer Referral List. Finance and Budget

Chair Leslie Platt 818-1963 Third Monday, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

Have you ever wondered how your dues are spent? Or how the Association’s Operating Budget is constructed and monitored? Or the meaning of terms such as Asset Reserve Fund, Capital Fund and Contingency Fund? If so, the Finance and Budget Committee invites you to its next meeting, Monday, October 21, 1 PM. A structured presentation will explain how to read Association Financial Statements, the meaning of the above terms and a lot more. While this meeting has been planned as a training session for new Committee members, it is also an opportunity for residents to gain a solid understanding of the Association’s finances, and to ask questions. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

Painting by Dave Dame Photo by Ken Ayers 4

Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

October 2013, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


Gift Shop

Co-Chairs Julie Holtry 825-4473 Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours Monday-Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM until October 15 then change to Monday-Friday 9 AM- 4PM, Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM Meeting second Wednesday, 9 AM If you’re searching for an artist who can do it all, Beverly Fairful is the popular choice. Bev’s expertise includes all types of sewing, arts and crafts. Customers can bring her photos of their children and grandchildren in sports uniforms or communion dresses for her to duplicate for their doll, resulting in the perfect gift. “My four-year-old grandson loves Bev Fairful Artist of the Month. airplanes! This prompted me to create a realistic bomber jacket. He loves wearing it, taking his play time to new heights.” Arriving in Sun City 15 years ago, Bev quickly perfected her skills in wood carving, ceramics, dichroic jewelry and stained glass work. From Raggedy Ann to Bitty Baby to sweet toddler dresses, stop by the center window of the Gift Shop to see her work as the featured artist for October. Contact Julie or Elaine for information on becoming a consignor or one of our valuable volunteers. Government Affairs

Chair Sally Evert 520-955-7877 Vice Chair Alex Martin 825-7044 Meetings second Wednesdays, 1-2PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1

The GAC (Government Affairs Committee) resumes its monthly meetings on Wednesday, October 9, 1 PM. You are welcome to attend any of our meetings. One of our purposes is to organize events to facilitate communication and interaction between our residents and town, county, state or federal political candidates, elected officials and government officials. We are non-partisan and do not take positions, and just provide information to inform you, the voters. The Governor’s Advisory Council will listen to any comments from us on services/needs for the elderly at a public meeting Tuesday, October 8. See Coming Events for details. For your edification and safety, we have arranged for a program on personal safety which will be given by Karen Hauca, Golder Ranch Fire Public Educator, Wednesday, October 30. You’ll also be able to hear from three Town of Oro Valley councilmembers about what is happening in Oro Valley. A Question and Answer session will follow. See Coming Events for details. Marketing and Publicity

Chair Barbara Ross 818-0701 Fourth Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1 Neighborhood Pride

Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tuesday, 2 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3 Have You Been Away?

If you have been away for quite some time, the foliage and weeds really grew in your yard. Don’t forget to remove weeds which appear in cracks of your driveway, your Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

sidewalk, and where the cement meets the blacktop of the street. If your plants protrude over sidewalks, they need to be trimmed back so as not to injure passing walkers. Suckers under trees should also be cut off, down to the ground. If you have pre-emergence applied to your yard to stop the germination of seeds, you won’t have as many weeds next year; check with your landscaper or pest control professional. With cooler weather here, take a look at your mailbox, flag and post to see if they need painting. If you can’t do the job yourself, call Consumer Referral, 917-8079 for the name and number of someone who will do it for a nominal fee. Welcome back, and please continue to take pride in doing your part to keep up the excellent appearance of our community. Posse

Chair Del Balston 825-9681 Vice-Chair John Njaa 825-5486 Meeting First Tuesday, October, November, December 3 PM Activity Center/Navajo. Location for 2014 meetings TBD

Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp describes the Posse’s cooperation and close association with his department as an important element of his Community Policing Program. He says this contributes to Sun City Oro Valley being the safest community in Oro Valley and Oro Valley being one of the safest communities in Arizona. Your neighbors who are Posse members help make this benefit a reality. Help your neighbors maintain this benefit for all of us. New and old residents alike, step up. Do your part. Join the Posse today. It’s an easy, effective way to serve your community. You are needed! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 22, 1 PM, Auditorium. OVPD (Oro Valley Police Department) will present Computer Fraud Prevention seminars. See Coming events for more information. Properties

Jack Evert, chair, 818-3068,, Third Thursday, 9 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 1 Strategic Projects

Chair Tut Tustison 825-9431 October- April, Third Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 2 Tipster Editorial

Co-Chairs Lou Phillippi 638-6957 Del Salvaterra 834-5146

This month’s Tipster Editorial Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, October 15, 9 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 3.

Pass Holder Benefits This month all The Views Golf Club Annual Pass Holders receive a

Free Guest Pass Not a Pass Holder?

Call Kat at 917-8068 to get the details on being an annual pass holder. 5




Statement of of Revenues Revenues and Expenses and Operations Statement & Expenses and the theResults Resultsofof Operations

Revenues: Annual H.O. Fees Special Assessment Capital Contribution Fee Golf Revenues Activities Revenues Café Revenues Interest Income Other Income Gross Revenues

Two Months2013-14 2013-2014 2 Months

August 2013 Aug-13



$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

244,233 27,200 51,627 2,239 35,712 2,896 18,141 382,048

$ 1,538,470 $ 138 $ 46,370 $ 107,221 $ 4,844 $ 70,235 $ 4,187 $ 60,404 $ 1,831,869

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Asset Reserve Contribution Capital Fund Contribution New Capital Acquisitions Restricted Use Revenues Net Operating Revenues Expenses: Wages & Benefits Cost of Sales Utilities Repair & Maint. Supplies & Expenses Depreciation Total Expenses

$ $ $ $ $

(4,325) (31,604) 346,119

$ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

210,143 15,840 73,500 45,933 73,627 90,000 509,043

$ 426,123 $ 31,956 $ 183,964 $ 54,522 $ 150,020 $ 180,000 $ 1,026,585

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(125,000) 384,043

$ $

(220,000) 806,585

$ $

(180,000) 840,392







Results of Operations

(950,000) (100,000) (24,658) (55,393) 701,818

1,538,470 20,800 111,959 7,410 63,200 2,000 46,195 1,790,034 (950,000) (100,000) (18,600) (20,800) 700,634 444,463 29,781 188,670 22,730 154,748 180,000 1,020,392

is a chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be the First Month of Year ForFor the First 2 Months ofthe theofFiscal Fiscal Year For the First Month of Fiscal the Fiscal found at our website, Put your curser For the First 2 Months the YearYear over Association, go to Financial Strength, click on it and select the month’s financial reports you wish to view. 2013-14 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 2013-142013-14 2012-132012-13 There are also copies of the the Annual Budget for the $28,146 $27,620 Pre-Paid Rounds $58,085 $57,389 Pre-Paid Rounds Pre-Paid $58,085$28,146 $57,389$27,620 Pre-Paid RoundsRounds 2013-2014 fiscal year in the SCOV Library located at the Resident Daily Rounds $2,599 $3,433 Resident Daily Rounds $5,352 $8,925 Resident Daily Rounds Resident Daily Rounds $5,352 $2,599 $8,925 $3,433 Welcome Center. Public Daily Rounds $17,148 $13,982 Public Daily Rounds $30,544 $29,165 Public Daily Rounds Public Daily Rounds $30,544$17,148 $29,165$13,982 If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Totals $47,893 $45,035 Totals $93,981 $95,479 Totals Totals $93,981$47,893 $95,479$45,035 Finance-Budget Committee meeting on Monday, October 21, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 3. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses or call me at 917-8060. and the Results of Operations for the first two months of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Also included this month Randy Trenary, Controller

Golf Course Revenues Golf Course GolfRevenues Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues


Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

October 2013, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


Assistant Manager - Robin Coulter

Signage Update

One of the 2009 Long Range Plan recommendations adopted by the Board was to update and improve gateways and signage. Two of our committees studied this issue (Image and Marketing), resulting in a design proposal which was also approved by the Board in early 2013. The project has resulted in our signs receiving an extensive refresh and update including the addition of stacked rock, new backing and lettering, the new logo and lighting. There has also been the addition of directional signage, landscaping and nightscaping to enhance the overall effect. Opinions have been mixed, but overall we are receiving favorable feedback. I have received many comments from people outside our community, including Town officials, of how much they like them. The signs are placed in the asset reserve for review every 15 years, so it will be a while before this will be done again. We are in the process of implementing Signage Phase II which includes directional signage within the boundaries of the common area, building names, room names, etc. In preparation for this phase, an inventory has been taken of all the signage in the community, and a standard has been created to keep the signage consistent and professional looking. You should begin seeing the results of this phase in October. Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius

Call 911

Each week there is a manager on duty to answer the emergency phone number that is listed in the Tipster. This number was established for use only in the event that you see a maintenance emergency or something that is wrong with one of the Sun City Oro Valley facility buildings or grounds. While I was on duty one weekend night, I received a call from a resident, around 9 PM, who stated she thought something looked suspicious at the house across the street from her. I advised her that I could do nothing and that she needed to call 911 and let the Oro Valley police investigate. If you see something in your neighborhood that looks suspicious don’t hesitate, call 911 and give the police the details. Don’t investigate yourself. We want everyone to be safe. The fact that neighbors look out for each other makes this a great community. Community Services - Jim Cundiff

Office open 10 AM-Noon, Monday-Friday, Welcome Center 917-8058 House and Fence Painting Guidelines: House:

You do not have to paint your house until it needs painting. Any complete house repainting must utilize one of the new color schemes. The previous house colors are no longer approved. Samples can be seen in the kitchen area of the Welcome Center/Administration Building or you may go to, click on the Homeowners link then click on the Color-Ark link and from there follow the instructions. You are able to order color chips from the Dunn-Edwards website. Paint applications can be obtained from the Welcome Center building in the kitchen area, my office or online Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

at the Sun City Oro Valley website,


Any new painting of the side and rear yard perimeter fencing around your lot must be done using Weathered Brown. All fencing must be painted Weathered Brown by January 1, 2016. If you share a fence with your neighbor, it is not too early to talk about the deadline. Café News The Café is going to change it up a bit this month and offer two different dinner specials: the Friday, October 11, dinner will feature roast leg of lamb or herb-baked salmon and the Friday, October 25, dinner will feature prime rib or coconut crusted orange roughy fish. Please see the Cafe listings near Coming Events in this Tipster for complete details. Also new are monthly drink specials for $4. For October we are featuring two unique creations: Orange Dream, which contains Clementine vodka, Sprite, orange juice and grenadine and Blue Lagoon, made of coconut vodka, pink lemonade, pineapple juice and blue curacao liqueur. The Café is offering you a chance to receive a free breakfast or lunch if you turn in a comment card. Monthly comment cards are randomly drawn for the free meal. The August winners: Janet Sirbeck, Elfriede Huntsinger, Kathleen Padeckly, Al Soito and Liana Chase. Congratulations and bon appétit. SCOV Library - Marnie Goodbody

Follow Marnie’s Blog:

Friends of the Library Over the summer many new books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as 67 DVD’s for viewing pleasure, were added to the Sun City Library collection. These new additions were paid for by the Friends of the Library. You can help your library by joining Friends of the Library. Annual membership is based on the fiscal year July 1, 2013June 30 2014. Consider joining or rejoining: $10/individual or $15/family membership. Also donations, in addition to membership dues, are appreciated. Watch for coming library events. They will be posted in the Tipster. August Housing Resale Information The numbers for the August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013


For the Month


2013 2012

15 18 Total sold in 2012 - 179

164 121

2013: Active Listings as of 8/1/13............................ 29 2012: Active Listings this time last year .................. 42 Source TARMLS®


Unit #

5 5 5 5 7 7 7 9 12 13 15 17 18 11a 11b

Welcome New Neighbors Name

Sally Tendal Bonnie Valiton & Steven Lansing Mae & John Rowe Rolin & Taffy Erickson Bruce & Pamela Dage Stephen Adams & Mary Thul David & Deborah Francis Kathleen Padecky & Larry Bassett Warren Burda Alice Hutchison Victoria Jones Sandra Horacek Roberta & Arthur Bruchez Robert & Marilyn Law Edward & Sharon Zwerling


Oceanside, CA Seattle, WA Blaine, MN Butte, MT Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ Papillion, NE La Jolla, CA Marana, AZ Whitefish, MT Tucson, AZ Oswego, IL Kremling, CO Tucson, AZ Ft. Salonga, NY

Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis

Cold and Flu Season Coming

Gym germs are, in essence, the same germs that are found on door knobs, sinks and handrails. One should not use the germ phobia excuse as reason to skip the gym as a whole. Being forewarned is being forearmed. When it comes to protecting yourself and your immune system from these grimy germs, all it takes, for the most part, is common sense, meaning, don’t touch your eyes, ears or nose while at the gym. Good hand hygiene is a must, making sure to wash hands thoroughly before and after gym use. By attending the gym regularly, you’re likely to have a stronger immune system than someone who does not work out. Therefore, you can resist germs better than the general population. Gym etiquette is no longer just re-stacking your weights when you are done lifting, but now it is wiping the perspiration drops you left behind on the head rest or when you are on the blue mats. Think about where your shoes have been. So next time when you see the laminated sign, “Please wipe down after use” staring at you as you approach the treadmill or hit the mats for some abdominal crunches, do it!

Association Sponsored Fitness Classes

Purchase a fitness punch card from the Administration Office in the Welcome Center, $15/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a $2 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card.

Aqua Zumba® Cardio Chair Aerobics Sunrisers Sweat Stretch Water Aerobics Zumba Personal Trainer 8

Tue., 1-2 PM, AFC pool Tue., Thu., 10:30-11:30 AM, Catalina Vista Low-impact aerobics class Mon., Wed., Fri., 7:15-8:15 AM, Auditorium Tue., Thu., 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 AM, AFC pool Tue., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thu., 5:15-6:15 PM, Auditorium One-on-one training will continue during construction; call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 for an appointment and an alternate location

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Special Note from the Hopi Room Gym: On Thursday, October 10, 1 PM, an orientation will be held on how to use the gym equipment. Space is limited. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073. Construction alert... Please keep in mind that the Fitness Center construction will require that the swimming pool be closed from time to time which may result in cancellation of classes that are held in the pool. Call 917-8088 to check. The Hopi Room in the Activity Center will be used as a temporary gym during the time that the Fitness Center is under construction. Although this temporary facility isn’t large enough to accommodate all of the fitness equipment, there will be cardio and strength equipment to provide a very good workout for most residents. Aquatic & Fitness Center and Desert Oasis: See the Hours of Operation, Tipster, page two. Tuesday, October 8, 7 AM, the Aquatic & Fitness Center pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, October 9, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and will reopen the following morning at the regular time.


Head Golf Professional - Kim Griggs We hope you had a great summer and are ready for another fun season at The Views Golf Club. The staff is certainly ready for another busy year and we are eager to serve our annual pass holders and residents to the very best of our ability. The Golf Now program continues to be a success as does inviting outside groups to experience our spectacular golf course. These groups will be booked around our annual pass holder times as much as possible. Please remember that pass holders do have a eight-day advance booking option. The golf course is currently closed for overseeding and will remain so through Thursday, October 10. We will re-open on Friday, October 11. We will be cart path only until Friday, October 25. Our schedule will be as follows when we open back up from overseeding: tee time days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will begin at 7:30 AM, Tuesday’s Shotgun will begin at 11:30 AM and will include The 18-Hole Ladies Club and limited open play (so pass holders please take advantage of your advance booking option on this day), Thursday’s Shotguns will be 8 AM (9-Hole clubs only) and 11 AM (open play), and for those of you who choose to walk/and/or ride the course during the closed period or anytime in October, please remember that all traffic, pedestrian or vehicular, must remain on the cart paths. This is to protect our immature grass. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Pro Shop October Schedule October 3, Closed Fri., October 11 Fri.-Sun., October 4-6, Open 9 AM-2 PM Golf Course Reopens Mon., October 7, Closed Pro Shop open 6:30 AM-5 PM Tue.-Thu., October 8-10, Open 9 AM-2 PM October 2013, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


Superintendent - Michael Kropf October is the start of a new season of golf. The golf course has been overseeded so there are different colors of “green” on the fairways, tees and greens. This is a good time to think about changes from the summer to winter play. The divot mix will be replaced with a sand and seed mix that is to be used only on fairways and tees that have been overseeded. This year holes #4, 8, 15, and 18 will not be overseeded so please don’t put seed in divots on those holes. The seed will germinate during the winter and when the Bermuda grass goes dormant the germinated seed mix will leave green spots all over the fairway. This also applies to all of the roughs since they aren’t overseeded either. This helps reduce extra maintenance required to chemically treat and remove the green spots. Another reminder is that the course will be very wet following overseeding. Even though the water is slowly turned off prior to the course reopening, the soil will be very saturated. Golf carts will be regulated to the cart paths for about two weeks to allow the fairways extra time to firm. Please try to keep all four tires on the cart path. A lot of work went into fixing cart path edges this summer, and it will not take long for damage to occur when golf carts are driven with two of the wheels in the grass. Golf Advisory

Chair Howard Schulz 825-0797 First Wednesday, 2 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

The recent rains created a significant problem on hole #5. Long-term fixes to drainage are being considered which may reduce some of the grassy areas currently in play. Please talk with your club officers or GAC (Golf Advisory Committee)members to learn more. GAC feedback has been requested on potential impacts to golfers. In an effort to improve playability and interest in The Views golf experience, a test of forward tees on six holes is underway. The current tee boxes will remain unchanged. While no attempt is being made to handicap these temporary tees, interested golfers can test them at their convenience. We hope to receive feedback over the year. Mike and crew will be overseeding, with hole 4, hole 8, hole 15 and hole 18 not on the rotation this year. The collar areas on front nine greens will receive a wider area of overseed grass. While playability is anticipated to improve, this test will be contingent on Bermuda grass condition next summer.

Additionally, we have The Views Cup where players accumulate points throughout the season. Qualifiers, determined by participation, are eligible for the finals, to be held on April 10. Our first Bash will be held on October 23, following play. Remember to get your tickets early, as they won’t be sold at the door. The Views Mens Nine Hole Golf Club

With summer winding down and our northern visitors returning, we are ready to activate our nine-hole league play. Our first official day is Thursday, October 17, with an 8 AM shotgun start. Please check in at the Pro Shop 30 minutes before starting time. Our first scheduled meeting will be November 14 after golf. All new members are welcome including non-residents who purchase a nine-hole annual pass. Please contact membership chair Jack Saatkamp. Membership dues are $45 per year and can be paid through December 1 without penalty. Checks should be made payable to Sun City Oro Valley Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club and placed in the envelope in the Men’s Nine-Hole Club book at the Pro Shop. There will be no golf played on October 3 and 10 due to overseeding on our course. Golf Quote of the Month: “I’m not saying my golf went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they would come up sliced.” Lee Trevino. The Views Women’s Golf Club

October means the monsoons are pretty much history, the temperatures are dropping and the influx of more-thanwelcome seasonal residents has begun. Upcoming events will include The President’s Cup to be played the week of November 6. This flighted, singleelimination tournament will conclude on November 13. The Governor’s Cup, which is a flighted two-man team event will be held on January 23, 26 and 30. Future events to look forward to include the Club Championship scheduled for March 20, 23 and 27 and the ever popular Member/Guest Tournament, a two-day event which is slated for April 17 and 18. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

Pres. Yvette Schulz 825-0797 Membership Nancy Larson 989-0453 Play Tuesdays

The course will be closed for overseeding through October 10. It will reopen on Friday, October 11, and be restricted to cart path only until October 25. When the course reopens, we will be moving to an 11:30 AM shotgun start. Our first play day of the season is Tuesday, November 5, with our Welcome Back Party following golf, 4-6 PM, Auditorium. Sign up in our binder in the Pro Shop. If you know anyone who is interested in joining our club, have them contact Nancy Larson. We are looking forward to a great golf year for The Views Women’s Golf Club. The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club

Pres. Gary Graber 818-2993 Membership Jerry Bushong 818-2513 Play Wednesdays

Pres. Sherwin Koopmans 818-6337 Membership Jack Saatkamp 825-4376 Play Thursdays 7:30 AM

Pres. Terrie Juba 818-6553 Membership Kate Young 248-0030 Play Thursdays

We had our last Summer Fun Day with ice cream and cookies following golf. Sign up for your own foursome in the Pro Shop. We tee off at 7:30 AM. League play starts November 7 with lunch afterwards. Join us. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

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Sun City Vistoso Foundation

The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation, a separate and independent organization from the Association, established in 1998, provides a means through which tax-deductible gifts may be channeled to support qualified health, cultural, educational and charitable needs of Sun City Oro Valley and surrounding areas. Gifts may be made at any time by check, stocks or gifts-in-kind to the Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85755. Pres. Steve Taillie 825-8804 Be sure to watch for our next two Dispose-A-Med programs held in the Activity Center Lobby: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Tuesday, January 14, 2014. There are important changes in the Dispos-A-Med program procedures. The Foundation has not been involved in making these changes. The new regulations are a result of Drug Enforcement Agency changes which are to be followed by the Oro Valley Police, and the Foundation. Here are the new regulations: 1. The Oro Valley Police and Foundation personnel in attendance are no longer allowed to handle the items brought in for disposal. The person with the medications will need to separate the pill type items and the liquid or jell type items themselves and will then be shown which Oro Valley Police containers are to be used for the deposit. The items do not need to be opened; they can be deposited in the original bottle/container in which they are packaged. 2 We no longer can accept syringes, inhalers or empty medicine bottles and things like elastic or other bandages, and other non-medication items. 3. Only prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins/supple ments, etc. items can be accepted.

Café Specials

October Special Dinners

Coupons may not be used for these dinners. Friday October 11, two seating times, 5 and 6:45 PM

Special Dinner at the Cafe - $16.95 pp

Your choice of roast leg of lamb with mint jelly and gravy, or fresh herb-baked salmon served with a baked potato and mixed green salad, roll and butter. An 18% Gratuity will be added. First seating 5 PM, second seating at 6:45 PM. Reservations required 825-3277.


Home Improvement Skills Transferred to Artistic Talent by Paul Mercer

Elaine Woods, one of many accomplished artists in Sun City Oro Valley, grew up like many of us; a plain and ordinary life spent going to school and sporting events, talking with friends about the latest trends and romances and not having an inkling what the future held for her. When she married Patrick Woods, her life changed more than most new brides could imagine. Pat was a teacher, and an educator and not just for his students at Milwaukee Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pat was hooked on fixing up old houses. “You can do it” he would say and taught Elaine enough so that she caught the building bug from Pat and the self-confidence that comes from making things with your own hands. Together they rehabbed six houses and then built two new ones. Elaine got to the point where she felt she could do anything because of her remodeling experiences. When they moved to SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) six years ago, they, of course, updated the house they bought. When that was finished, Elaine had time to look around SCOV and she discovered the art studio, and also the gift shop, where the artists’ creations are displayed in a professional setting of glowing display cases and beautiful window displays. She put the years of hands-on remodeling into use, only this time in creating fine artwork. She joined the silversmith and lapidary shops, and eventually her pieces were carried in the gift shop. These days, Elaine is creating silver jewelry incorporating found shards of Mata Ortiz pottery, creating jewelry from cactus leaves using the lost wax casting process, creating decorative gourds with different textures, colors and trims and finally, she is weaving. Elaine and other SCOV artists will be showing their art on Saturday, November 2 at the Activities Center. You will find that your SCOV neighbors are interesting and talented artists who may have that special piece of artwork for you. Plan on stopping by and meeting them.

Friday October 25, two seating times, 5 and 6:45 PM

Special Dinner at the Cafe - $16.95 pp

We are offering roasted prime rib with au jus, or coconut-crusted orange roughy served with baked potato, mixed green salad, roll and butter. An 18% gratuity will be added. First seating 5 PM, second seating at 6:45 PM. Reservations required 825-3277. Try our new Drink Specials $4 each. See Cafe News on page 7 for description of this month’s specials.

Utility Box Painting Continues If necessary, please trim shrubs around utility boxes to make it easier to continue the Association painting of the utility boxes in private yards. 10

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SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday November 2 9 AM-4 PM

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Quilts by Casa Amigas Sewing Group Photo by Ken Ayers


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A beautiful thing - Displays 9/11 items from New York by John Njaa

This upper photo shows Sun City Oro Valley Woodworkers Club member, Kent Lombard, showing off his latest project, an oak display cabinet. How that came to be built and its purpose is Photo by John Njaa an interesting, poignant story. On January 8, 2011, the GRFD (Golder Ranch Fire District) crew (shown below) was on duty at Fire Station 374 in Sun City Oro Valley. They were among the first to arrive at the scene of the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others. They assumed command of the scene and began treating those who were shot. Nine year old Christina Taylor-Green was one of those. The GRFD crew and Christina’s father, John Green, stayed in touch after the event, and a friendship grew. Mr. Green learned that GRFD was looking for an appropriate item from the 9/11 disaster in New York to display in Tucson. Mr. Green put them in touch with a group of New York firefighters who invited the GRFD crew to New York. In New York, the GRFD crew met a group of firefighters who survived the collapse of the Twin Towers. They were taken to a special memorial where one of the New York firefighters in that survivors group presented GRFD with the jacket and helmet he was wearing that day as the towers collapsed around them. Those items are shown in the photo with the GRFD crew. GRDF photo by Peggy Lombard

Coming Events

Items included in this section must be open to all residents and be either an Association-sponsored or an annual club event of interest to the entire community.

Special Events for Clubs See Club article for full details. Sun City Singles, Golf, Sun., Oct. 6, The Views Golf Club Sun City Singles, Dinner, Thurs., Oct. 10, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Day Trippers, Dolly Steamboat Ride, Tues., Oct. 17, with lunch at Tortilla Flats Villanellas, Fall Dinner Dance, Fri., Oct. 18, 5:30 PM Social Hour, Auditorium Sun City Singles, Happy Hour, Fri., Oct. 25, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Rock ‘N Roll Club, Monster Mash Dance Party, Sat., Oct. 26, 7 PM, Auditorium Dinner ‘N Show, Buccaneers of The Caribbean, Thurs., Oct. 31, Gaslight Theater Kactus Kickers, Pizza and Dance Party, Fri., Nov. 8, 5:45 PM, Auditorium Day Trippers, Arizona Opry, Thurs., Nov. 14 Wednesday, October 2, 10 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Tucson Museum of Art Talks

It’s all new - the season, the day, the date, the place, the docent, the topic! Please join us for the first meeting of the 2013-14 season and welcome Peggy Holleman, who will present: Round Up - Post Impressionists. Refreshments as usual. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann, 825-2147. Tuesday, October 8, 1-3 PM, Auditorium

Senior Action Day Gives Community Members Chance for Dialogue

Older adults and their advocates are invited to join members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, State Legislators and local officials for Senior Action Day in the Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Advisory Council on Aging and facilitated by the Government Affairs Committee. This is an opportunity for older adults to engage in a dialogue with the Council and Legislators on issues of importance to seniors in Arizona. Information collected by the Council is shared with state agencies for planning purposes and becomes advice to the Governor, Legislature and all State Departments on all matters and issues relating to aging, including the administration of the State Plan on Aging. Monday, October 14, 9 AM-12:30 PM, Gift Shop

Monday Madness

Monday Madness is back. This is the first Madness of the season. The kick-off event will feature outstanding bargains. Tables will be set up in front of the Gift Shop See you there! Saturday, October 19, Doors Open 6:30 PM, Show 7 PM

Mary Martin Stockdale Piano Concert

After the crew returned from New York, they looked for someone to build a display case which brought them to our woodworking shop. Kent, a retired member of law enforcement and a skilled woodworker, was there and agreed to make the cabinet. It is a beautiful thing within which the items from New York will be proudly and honorably displayed at Tucson’s firefighters’ training facility. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

The Auditorium will be filled with piano music inspired by time, life and the essence of nature as Mary performs her own arrangements along with well-known music. Mary is known in the Tucson area for her great piano concerts. Enjoy a wonderful evening of fine music. Theater seating; no food or drinks.

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center, $10 pp

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Tuesday, October 22, 1 PM, Auditorium

Computer Fraud Prevention Presentation

The Sun City Oro Valley Posse is sponsoring another presentation by the Oro Valley Police Department. The subject: Computer Fraud Prevention. Other safety-related subjects will be discussed as well. The program starts at 1 PM, but arrive early. Seating tends to fill up quickly for this popular program. Wednesday, October 30, 6-7:30 PM, Auditorium

Golder Ranch Fire Personal Safety Tips Update From Oro Valley Councilmembers

The Government Affairs Committee invites you to join us in the Activity Center/Navajo to hear Karen Hauca, Golder Ranch Public Educator, present information on personal safety tips for you and your home. Do you know what to do if your carbon monoxide alarm goes off? Here is your chance to find out. Also, Town of Oro Valley Councilmembers Mike Zinkin, Brendan Burns and William Garner will update you on Town happenings. Friday, November 1, 1 PM, Welcome Center Conference 1

Why the Board Needs Me and What’s Involved

If you have wondered what’s involved with being on our Board, this is the meeting to attend. This informally-structured, one-hour meeting includes expectations, time commitments, financial position overview and candidate support during campaigns. All residents are welcome; however, the agenda is geared to those interested in serving the community in a Board capacity. Sponsored by the Sun City Oro Valley Nominating Committee. Saturday, November 9, 7 PM, Auditorium

Joni Harms Concert

It took us almost two years to get this well known Country and Western singer to Sun City Oro Valley. Joni gets rave reviews for her great singing, and we thought it would be great to bring a lady entertainer for our country and western friends. Gather some friends, put on your cowboy duds and join in the fun, or just dress casual. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show is at 7 PM.

Tickets go on sale at the Welcome Center on Monday, October 7. $18 pp

Monday, November 11, 11 AM, Auditorium

Veterans Day Program Join us in the Auditorium to honor the Veterans of Sun City Oro Valley. Another great program is being planned by the Oro Valley American Legion along with a welcome from the mayor of Oro Valley, Satish Hiremath. Friday, December 6

Nordstom Bus Trip

Many of you ask each year if we will be going to the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale during the holidays. Some love to shop and some just go to get into the holiday spirit by having lunch and taking in the holiday shopping windows of the mall. It’s a great day for shoppers. The same price as last year. Tickets at the Welcome Center from Coco or Pam starting November 1, $24 pp


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Saturday, December 21, 11 AM, Auditorium

Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Enter the SCOV Holiday Golf Cart Decorating Contest. Carts will gather in the parking lot by the mini-golf area and be judged at Noon, and then the parade will begin. Prizes: first place $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Join the fun by being in the parade or come out to watch. More details and a registration form will be in the November Tipster. December 2, 4 PM is the deadline to turn in your form. Judging will be done by nonresidents.

Workshops and Classes AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Classes AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM in the Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. Sign up for the October 23 class with instructor Lonnie Davis 917-8073. To attend you must register ahead of time. You could save the life of a loved one or friend by taking this class. We have new, easy to operate machines.

The Astronomy Club Video Series The Astronomy Club will resume Our Amazing Universe video series in October, 4-5 PM, Activity Center/Kachina Lounge. All are welcome. Topics are: October 3, Our sun, the nearest star. October 10, Earth, third rock from the sun. October 24, Our moon, Earth’s nearest neighbor. October 31, Mercury and Venus revealed.

Bike Safety Class A free bike safety class presented by the Vistoso Cyclists Club will be held Tuesday, November 5, 1-4 PM and Thursday, November 7, 8-11 AM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. The class includes learning how to perform a quick, easy bicycle safety check, fix a flat, and perform minor mechanical adjustments. It also includes review of state and local laws, on-bike skills and practice, interactive discussion and a student manual. Students will gain confidence knowing that they are riding legally and safely. Crash types and crash avoidance techniques will be discussed. Contact Jim Elkan at or 913-7441686 to register.

Clay Club Orientation Class Clay Club Orientation class dates/times determined when several have signed up. Sign up sheet in Clay Studio/Craft Complex.

Learn to Draw Have you always wanted to learn to draw? Being able to draw is essential for any artist, but many don’t realize what drawing can do for the average person: it can enable you to learn to see, to really see, the world around you. Taught at no charge by Dave Dame and Judy Bjorling, (each having taught and each of whom practice drawing on a regular basis), this 6-week class will be Saturday afternoons from


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1-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio, beginning Saturday, November 9. All supplies provided for $20 pp (due at the time of registration); class limited to 12, minimum, six. Phone Judy Bjorling 818-1296 or to register by October 15.

Gin Rummy

This year-round workshop is at George and Beverly Riley’s home. All skill levels are welcome. We practice playing and discuss the standardized game rules of Sun City Oro Valley, as well as scoring, etiquette and skill tactics. Couples and singles are invited. No fee or dues. Call 818-0877.

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3, $10/class or $50/ month. Spouse or caretakers are welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561.

Photo Workshop

Class will be held outdoors at Honeybee Canyon Parking 5 PM until dark Wednesday, October 16, to practice Sunset and HDR Images. Only limited walking is required. For details email or phone 818-7880.

Qigong Joe Pinella’s Healing Movement Qigong class will resume weekly, starting October 4, 1:30-2:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon. This gentle art uses breathing techniques, graceful movements and visualizations to stimulate and enhance the flow of qi in the body which in turn promotes healing and health. Sponsored by Natural Health and Wellness Club. First class is free. Ongoing classes are $7. Club contact Marilyn Bierbach, 818-0044,

Spanish Classes

Call Carolyn Lerch if interested in taking Spanish classes. 818-3319. We have a new instructor.

For Your Information The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein.

American Red Cross Blood Drive SCOV’s next drive is Thursday, October 10, 8-11 AM, Auditorium. To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross 1-800-448-3543 or visit The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. When you arrive, you will receive a mini-physical to check your pulse, blood pressure, body temperature and hemoglobin.

Dispose-A-Med Empty your medicine cabinet and bring unused or expired prescriptions, over the counter medications,vitamins, syringes, inhalers and veterinarian medications to the Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center and dispose of them properly. The Oro Valley Police and the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation will be there to accept the above items. Second Tuesday every other month, 9-11 AM. Next day for this is November 12. Please check the Sun City Foundation article for important procedural changes.

Donate Your Old Cell and Smart Phones The SCOV Emerge! Auxiliary wants to thank the many folks who have donated cell or smart phones. We are still looking for used phones with chargers. Phones will be set for 911 calls only and will be used exclusively by participants in cooperation with Emerge! Center for Abuse. Unused phones will be recycled and the money donated to Emerge! Call Nancy Williams 818-3178 for drop-off.

Free Garden Tours UofA Master Gardeners Program

The UofA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its Cooperative Extension at 4219 N. Campbell Ave, are hosting their annual garden tours. Let a Master Gardener volunteer lead you through our beautiful gardens. Tours start at 9 AM. October dates Wed., Oct. 9 Sat., Oct. 12 Wed., Oct. 16 Sat., Oct. 19 Wed., Oct. 23 Sat., Oct. 26

Holiday Decorating at SCOV

It’s early, I know, but Christmas will be here before you know it. All the decorations for the Activity Center will be different this year. We decorate Monday, November 25, 9:30 AM and take them down Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:30 AM. Please come and help. I welcome old faithfuls and new helpers.

Want to see DVDs of Sun City Variety Shows? Sundays, October 6 and 20, 1 PM, Activity Center/ Kachina Lounge. For more information check out our club’s Tipster article under Theatrical - SRO.

Thank You Corner This section allows residents to express thanks to the community. Articles should not exceed 50 words and should not contain thanks to specific persons.

To all my friends, neighbors and golf buddies. On August 8 I lost my partner and best friend Ginny. I just want to say thank you to all , for your kind words, calls, cards and thoughts. They were much appreciated at a time I needed them. Costume Closet Thank you all again and a special heart-felt thank you to The Costume Closet will be open every Saturday morn- Norma. ing in October 9 AM-Noon for Halloween! The closet is Sincerely, Harold Webber “Skip” located at Desert Oasis. Costume Returns are scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 9AM-Noon. Remember supplies, repairs, and cleaning can only be handled by donations. Think about what a rented costume would cost; then donate to your own amazing Costume Closet. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

Golf course Walkers and Riders

When the golf course opens back up for play, please ensure that you abide by the walking signs that are posted. If you are an evening rider or walker, keep in mind that you cannot enter the golf course until 5 PM, and even then, you will be sharing the facility with golfers. So please be courteous.



To record the passing of a current or former resident call 9178065 or complete a Tipster form located in the Welcome Center.


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This is the month of the return of the seasonal residents, the month of renewals and figuring out where we were when we left for the summer. Once we’ve chosen a sculpture, either to finish or a new idea, we get to work. Many of our members have been there through the heat and are joyously anticipating the cooler weather. Actually, our studio is cool and comfortable all year so, join us on Mondays to begin a new, extremely-rewarding hobby. We’ll teach you all you need to know to produce a lovely piece.

Aqua Tone

Marcia Polley 818-9073 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Pool All Catalina Vista club users are reminded that you’ll need your SCOV membership card to access the building. Art League

Colored Pencil Peggy Webb 825-2731 or Betty Sarr 825-7801 Fridays, October 1-May 15, 9 AM-1 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Etching - Printmakers Vickie Von Elbe 825-1329 Fridays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Fine Arts Studio Pres. Mellanie Herbert 825-2258 Wednesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Reminiscing about the summer past is good fun, but it’s time for some serious creativity. Come visit us on Wednesdays for some old wisdom on techniques that produce good pieces. For all those with a desire to paint, come sit with us and we’ll lead you through a painting (any medium you wish). Critique commences at 11 AM and it’s always constructive.

Oil Painting - Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Open Studio Artists Carol Nagel 825-3097 Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center


Raggy Ann & Andy by Beverly Fairful Photo by Ken Ayers

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Watercolor John Ebert 818-1830 Registration Irma Franke 825-1198 Tuesdays, 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Jerome K. Jerome remarks, “I Like Work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” So, don’t follow his advice and become puzzled over your work; come to the cool art room and bring your painting. You will find members, books, CD’s and magazines to help you develop your painting ideas. Membership $5 pp, pay to Ito McNully. Arthritis Water

Co-Pres. Dave Dame 825-7430 Judy Bjorling 818-1296

Read about the free (except for materials cost. Learn to Draw Workshop being taught by Judy Bjorling and Dave Dame beginning on November 9 under “Workshops and Classes” in this Tipster.

Sculpture Gene Eckebrecht 825-2419 Mondays, 9 AM-5 PM , Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907 Sec. Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:15 AM, AFC/Pool

Come join us for gentle water exercise specifically designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help with range of motion and to relieve stiffness and pain. These exercises are great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, replaced hips and knees, etc. Our resident volunteer instructors, Dawn Simske and Helen Kirk, are Arthritis Foundation trained. Dues $4/yr. Astronomy

Pres. Peter Simpson 395-0480 October-May, Third Thursday, 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

The first Astronomy Club meeting of 2013-2014 season on October 17, will feature Dr. Tom Fleming, Associate Astronomer, UofA and Steward Observatory, presenting The Naming of Stars and Constellations. Dr. Fleming has been host of the Observatory’s Public Evening Lecture Series and several astronomy TV series. Please bring a friend or neighbor. Any Sun City Oro Valley resident and members from the surrounding community are welcome. Check Workshops/Classes in the Tipster for the Thursday afternoon schedule of astronomy-related videos. Dues $12 to Alan Parkes, 14490 N. Crown Point Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) - Kactus Krooners

Mike Moyer 818-6509 October-May, Mondays, 11 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

This fun, mixed, a cappella Barbershop chorus has been taking a rest during the summer months but will be starting up again in early November. Watch the November Tipster for details. Meanwhile, get together with some friends and just keep singing. Put Monday mornings at 11 AM on your calendars starting in November.


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Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study Fred Gustin 825-7531 Bill Moeller 825-8695 October-May, Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Our Bible Study will start Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista. Dale Mayer will be giving an overview of the Bible Part 1, The Old Testament. Join us and learn more about the most important Book in the world. See you there. Come have breakfast fellowship afterwards at our Sun City Oro Valley Café.

Precept Women’s Bible Study Linda Miller 818-2716 Pat Gustin 825-7531 Wednesdays, October-April, 8:45 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

Our Bible study sessions will resume in October. Bike - Vistoso Cyclists

Pres. Tom Meyer 612-791-1791 Membership Tom and Bonnie Bethea 773-653-4580 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Mountain View Plaza

We meet at Mountain View Plaza, corner of Sun City Blvd. and Rancho Vistoso Blvd., at 7:30 AM. Each ride destination and duration are determined by the group that day. New riders are welcome. Contact Larry Lee 818-2200 for ride details. Billiards

Don Weed 520-498-1171 Monday-Friday, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

The Billiards Club held two tournaments in the past month. First place in the August 20 event was taken by George Riley. Dale Sollin came in second. George Riley also placed first in the September 2 match with George Jelten and Harry Plumlee sharing second place. The next tournament will take place on Sunday, October 27 to be followed by a potluck. Stop by and make some new friends while getting your old form back. We will be pleased to meet you. Birders Group

Marjorie Flory 825-4580 First Friday, 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio There will be no planning meeting in October. All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our planning meeting Friday, November 1. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure your Patagonia Lake- sometimes we sit and let the carpool space. Meet at birds come to us. Photo by Paul Mercer. the parking area behind the Welcome Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, and bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before departure from SCOV. Check our website for updated information on future birding trips. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

Fri., Oct. 4, 5:30 AM Arivaca Cienega. Shirley Piplani 825-8428. Bring money for lunch out. $12 carpool. Note change of coordinator. Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 AM Catalina State Park. Marj Flory 825-4580. $2 carpool. Wed., Oct. 23, 7 AM Mt. Lemmon. Barbara Gates 825-7645. Bring money for lunch out. $10 carpool. Wed., Oct. 30, 6:30 AM Gilbert Water Ranch. Doug Higgins 630-369-2896. Bring lunch. $13 carpool. Thurs., Nov. 7, 7 AM Sweetwater Ponds. Marj Flory 825-4580. $3 carpool. Bocce

Pres. Karl Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 PM, Bocce Courts Beginning November 1 we start our winter hours, Monday,Wednesday, Friday, afternoons, 2 PM. Hope to see more of our members able to attend our afternoon games. We also want to welcome back all our seasonal residents, we’ve missed you. Book Clubs

Book Kate Cusumano 520-437-2074 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

At our October meeting we will discuss A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goodrick. This is a novel of loneliness, lust and a mail-order bride. Neither the bride nor groom play straight with one another. The floor collapses in almost every chapter, crashing the assumptions that the reader has formed. At our November meeting, we will discuss Plum Wine, by Angela Davis-Gardner. Barbara comes to Japan on a personal journey in search of the essence of her mother, during the height of the Vietnam War. The juxtaposition of World War II and the American involvement in Vietnam provides a brilliant setting for Davis-Gardner’s examination of truth, honor, morality, love and pain. An amazing, thought-provoking, beautiful read. Newcomers are always welcome.

Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 825-7645 VP Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 October-May, First and Third Wednesdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Great minds should not be idle. Flex those brain cells and join Great Books for some great discussions starting October 2 with Seneca’s On Tranquility of Mind offering excellent advice on how to achieve that lofty objective. October 16 we’ll take out our metaphoric microscopes and observe the natural world with Francis Bacon as our instructor and Sandy Rice as our interpreter guiding us through a study of The New Organon. Our November readings include John Locke’s A Letter Concerning Toleration which should be required reading around the world for the timeliness and importance of its message. Although he speaks directly to Christians, he admonishes that “good Christians” must demonstrate goodwill to all mankind, even those who are not of that faith, and further urges man to “make war on his own lusts and vices.” From portrait painter Joshua Reynolds’ Discourse Seven we’ll learn why he placed the visual arts at the level of poetry and examine his theory of aesthetics.


Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Pres., Joe Quinn 825-0354 Blake Napper 818-2718 VP, Buzz Dolsberry 825-8090 Mondays, 9 AM, Fiesta Lanes (River and Oracle Rd.) Senior bowlers wanted. Anyone over 45 who used to bowl, Treas., Charlotte Quinn 825-0354 wants to bowl, or needs a lesson to bowl, join us in the Path- Sec., Rowena Hardinger 825-0752 finders senior bowling league. We bowl Monday mornings Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam Bowling - Pathfinders

9:30 AM at Fiesta Lanes on River and Oracle. Our regular season is 23 weeks starting October 14 and ending in early April. We need substitutes and regular team members. We have 120 team members ranging in age from 45 to 90+. Our averages go from 110 to 210, so everyone is welcome. Team members pay $9/wk; substitutes pay $3 when used. Please contact President Blake Napper email: or 818-2718 for details and sign-ups. Bridge

Duplicate Bridge Pres. Jerry Cohen 818-2151 Mondays, 6 PM; Fridays, 12:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

Our annual dues are $8 pp. Please be present at least 10 minutes before scheduled playing time, as we may start a few minutes early. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Residents may play twice before joining. Renters, with an Association renter’s card, are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice in a year. We are not an ACBL sanctioned club and do not award master points.

Ladies Monday Social Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Mondays, Noon, Activity Center/Navajo

Spend an enjoyable Monday afternoon playing no-stress bridge for only $3 pp annually.

Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Wednesdays, 12:25 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Bridge is played every Wednesday afternoon. Registration is at noon and play begins at 12:25 PM. Bring 50¢ (preferably two quarters) for a tally. Annual dues are payable now.

June Jaeger 818-9564

Marathon Bridge

The Marathon begins each year in October. If you’d like to join this fall, call June.

Mixed Social Bridge Pres. Barney Budreck 825-2172 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Welcome returnees and new members. Sign up begins at 8 AM. If you do not have a partner, we will help you find one. Join our group and play twice before paying the $6 pp annual dues. Coffee will be ready and waiting for you.

Practice Bridge Pres. Joe Pheanis 818-9144 Sec./Treas. Louise Lines 825-6673 Mondays, Wednesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo 16

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Partners Bridge challenges one to make the best score, and collections are divided among the winners. A $10 check is awarded the team for a grand slam bid and made. Bring $1 entry fee each Tuesday evening by 6:20 PM and join the fun. If you need a partner, call Charlotte Quinn 825-9354. Sign the entry desk sheet to serve as an Angel, allowing all players to complete a table. Membership dues are due, $5 pp. Bunco

Fern 825-8127 Pat 825-7198 Fourth Tuesday, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Canasta

CJ Barbee 825-5885 Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Come join us on Thursday evenings, 6 PM, Desert Oasis for a great game of canasta. We are a lively group and always have a good time. We love to welcome new members, so come out and give us a try. Desert Celtic Society

Pres. Frank Maisch 825-8583 Friday, October 11, 6 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

Members of the Celtic Society will meet October 11, to discuss the future direction of our club. This will be followed by a wine and cheese social provided by the club. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Call Jack Saatkamp for information 825 4376. Ceramic

Pres. Jane Habbershaw 825-2635 Monday-Wednesday, Noon-3 PM; Tuesday and Friday, 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Ceramics

Summer heat is leaving us, but you’ll find the Ceramics Room is an inviting and creative atmosphere. Learn the newest techniques and meet new friends as we all share our art knowledge. Clay

Pres. Bob Arms 395-1697 First Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery

Monday afternoons with our newer potters were a great success last spring. We have renewed the practice. New club members are gathering Mondays 1-3 PM. This is personal clay time, new members help each other, get acquainted with what’s available, find what they need and remember what they learned in orientation. New kilns have been installed. Thank you to Randy Trenary, Joan Brown, Bob Arms and others who have made this transition a smooth one. Do you have ideas for workshops? Are you willing to teach a workshop? Have you considered a two part or a team-taught workshop? Let us know what you would like to see as a workshop or what you would like to teach. Contact Bob Arms or Teri Petty


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Dance Groups to submit your ideas. Next meeting is Thursday, October 3.

Ballroom - Vistoso Villanellas

Pres. Dick Stup 825-2691 Membership Jerry Bode 818-1116 October-May Dances: Third Friday, 6:30-9:30 PM, Auditorium

Vistoso Computer Society (VCS)

Membership: David Johnson 825-6994 General Meetings: Second Mondays, 1 PM, Auditorium Help Sessions: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Welcome Center/ Computer Learning Center Classes: Check Club’s website, listservs (PC & Mac) or attend month ly general meetings

At our general meeting on October 14, our guest speaker will be Jordan Lewis, Apple Consultant, La Encantada store. He will speak on What to expect when going to the Apple Store.

Class Name Date(s) Beginning Computers for PC Users 3 Sessions Tues., Oct 1, 8, 15 Tom Prall Email: Android Smart Phone User Tips 1 Session—Limit 10 Fri., Oct. 11 1 Session—Limit 10 Fri., Oct. 25 Karen Hasselbach Email: Making a Photo Book Using Shutterfly for PC & Mac Users 1 Session Sat. Oct. 12 Dave Johnson 825-6994 iPad Users Group for iPad Users 1 Session-Limit 15 Fri., Oct. 4 1 Session-Limit 15 Fri., Oct. 18 Sonny Kaye Please use e-mail Help Sessions for PC & Mac Users Tuesdays Oct. 8 & 22


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Robert Hines 825-2208 First and Third Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center

Quail family by Donna Williard

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Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers Tuesday and Wednesday October 8 and 9, 8:30-10:30 AM, Activities Center

10 AM-Noon

To be added to the PC or MacListserv, click on Listserv on the VCS web page. Membership is required for all classes except Beginning PC and includes help sessions and the right to join the ListServ (online bulletin board) to receive announcements and computer help from other members. All classes and workshops that are held in the Welcome Center/Computer Learning Center, require registration. Register directly with the instructors by phone or email. Instructors’ names and email addresses are listed on VCS website. Class schedules are also available outside the Computer Learning Center. Membership dues are $10 per household. Current members can pay after January 1, 2014. Checks, not cash, will be accepted for new members at the meetings or sent to Dave Johnson (see above), along with the application form available outside the Computer Lab. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside the computer lab.

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Our fall dinner dance will be held October 18 in the Auditorium. We’ll dance to the music of the Tom Patrick Band 6:30-9:30 PM. Social hour will be 5:30–6 PM. The buffet dinner will be catered by Culinary Design and will consist of beer brats with rolls, potato salad, southern green beans and peach cobbler. Dress is country club casual, attractive sport clothes or dresses for women and long pants and shirts for men. Jackets and/or ties for men are optional. No shorts or jeans please.

Dancin’ Dynamos

Pres. Patsy Pulley 825-6694 Sec./Treas. Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Do you love to dance? Dancin’ Dynamos is a great way to try out dancing for fun and exercise. Annual dues $5 pp.

Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Class Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Dance Studio Practice Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, Dance Studio

Aloha! Are you ready to learn a new dance and have fun while learning? Hula dancing is not strenuous, but it gives you a good workout. If you’re not sure this is for you, why not try it out? Class begins October 8 and practice begins October 10. Annual dues $5 pp payable to Dancin’ Dynamos. Classes are free. Visit us at our website, call or email Del.

Tappers Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 Dancersize/Intermediate tap Fridays, 3 PM, Activity Center/Dance Studio

Class resumes Friday, November 15. Everyone welcome. Rock ‘N Roll

Pres. Earl Cohen 818-2582 Dances in the Auditorium

Join us Saturday night, October 26, 7-10 PM, for the sixth annual Monster Mash costume dance party with music by The Sixties Garage Band. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Snacks, dessert, BYOB.

Tickets are $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Ticket sales dates: October 18, 9-11 AM (Members Only) and October 21, 9-11 AM, Activity Center/Lobby. Tickets will not be available at the door all sales are final

Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, which are not required but definitely encouraged. Need costume ideas? Check out the Costume Closet at Desert Oasis. Call Betty 825-7811 for an appointment.


Line Dancing - Sunliners

Pres. Karen Caldwell 825-5231 Membership Cherry Harper 818-6396 All classes, practices and dances are held in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted. COMING EVENT: Basic Step Class

Sat., Nov. 9 (runs for 6 weeks).Contact Karen Perkins, 333-3477, 9 AM-7 PM, for information.

DANCES: Open Line Dance Party

Fri., Oct. 4, 6:30-8:30 PM Sat., Oct. 12, 5:30-9 PM

CLASSES: Intermediate Continuing Beginner

Sat., 9-10 AM Sat., 10:15-11:15 AM

PRACTICES: Intermediate Intermediate Transitional Intermediate Continuing Beginner

Sun., 11 AM-12:30 PM, Dance Studio Wed., 2-3 PM (begins Oct. 9) Dance Studio Thurs., 2:45-3:55 PM Thurs., 3:55-5 PM

Square Dancing - Sundancers

Co-Pres. Roger and Jane Radomsky 531-1054 Caller Ron Markus Dances Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium

Square dancing takes on a whole new dimension as the seasonal residents return. For those who neglected their dancing skills in the north or in traveling the world, refresher classes are scheduled every Monday in October from 3-4:30 PM. The official season will begin on October 30 with our Welcome Back Party. On that date, we will shift from casual dress to square dance attire. Since it is also Halloween, witches and goblins are welcome too. If you have ever wondered what square dancing is all about, you will have an excellent risk-free opportunity on Sundancer’s Fun Night, Monday, November 11, 6-8 PM. A free chili supper and introduction to square dancing will show all who participate that square dancing is not Dancing with the Stars, but more like walking to music. Our caller, Ron Markus, will make it easy. Come give square dancing a try.

Western Dancing - Kactus Kickers

Pres. Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Dances November-April, Second Friday, Auditorium

Welcome back to all the Kactus Kickers and guests, Come join in the fun at our Back In The Saddle Again dance on November 8. Auditorium doors will open at 5:45 PM. All-YouCan-Eat Pizza and salad will be served at 6 PM. Sodas, mixers and desserts will be provided. BYOB. Music will be provided by Mary Cartter and the Dragoon Mountain Boys 6:30-9:30 PM.

Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members Sales in the Activity Center/Lobby: Friday, Nov. 1, 9-11 AM Mon., Nov. 4, 1-3 PM, Tues., Nov. 5, 9-11 AM

Contact: Del Salvaterra 834-5146. Watch your emails for dance practice dates. Mark your calendars for our December 13 dance.


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Day Trippers

Chair Jack Gallagher 825-4650 Membership Roy & Barb Riley 818-9939 Meetings Second Friday, 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo Thu., Oct. 17 Dolly Steamboat ride and lunch at Tortilla Flats. Cost: $56 pp. Includes bus, lunch and steamboat ride. Bus leaves 9:30 AM. Monitors: Jean Azzarello 825-6711 and Patsy Renning 8257563. Thurs., Nov. 14 Arizona Opry. Cost $55 pp. Includes bus, beef dinner and show. Bus leaves 4 PM. Monitors: Kathy Garver 344-9725 and Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982. Sun., Dec. 15 Day Trippers annual holiday dinner. Cost $20 pp, members and house guests only. Includes full dinner, family style and dessert, wine, sparkling cider, tea, coffee with entertainment. 2-5 PM, Activity Center, catered by Culinary Design. Monitors: Jack Gallagher and Joan Vander Vliet 825-4650. Come to our meetings and hear about all planned trips. Sun City Oro Valley Democratic Club

Pres. Ben Love 825-8064 VP Arlene Lehto 825-1327 Membership meets second Saturday, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Club board members meet third Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

The October meeting will be devoted to the election of officers and board members. According to the Sun City Oro Valley and Democratic Club by-laws, elections must be held annually. Come prepared to run for club office or the board in the important 2014 election year. Dinner ’N Show

Nancy Butler 825-4664 Julie Balogh 818-1046 First Monday, 7:15 PM, Auditorium

All are welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Bring your check book to the meeting; we prefer not to take cash. Non-members are welcome to come to shows with an additional $3 service fee.

Thurs., Oct. 31 Buccaneers of Caribbean, Gaslight. Our annual Halloween outing, bus, dinner and show $55. Kathy Garver 344-9725. Sat., Nov. 9 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hale Theatre, Gilbert, AZ. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. Bus, lunch and show $74. Ginny Kewin 8259370

Buses leave on time behind Welcome Center. Time posted is when bus leaves parking lot. Dog Club - Fido’s Friends

Pres. Marge Gustafson Membership Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Meetings November, January and March, third Thursday, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam Garbage and Recycle Cans As a reminder: the SCOV Development Standards require all garbage and re-cycle cans to be not visible from the street or neighboring property, other than on trash pickup days. Your cooperation is appreciated.


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Different Drummers Women’s Circle

Leader, Diana Magness, Co-Leader, Zona Boss, 638-6644 Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM, location to be announced

Financial Strategies

Jim Huffer 825-8743 First and Third Tuesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

For our October 1 meeting, we will show a Keiser Report: JP Morgan Out of Control and Nomi Prins: Goldman Sachs. On October 15, the video is The Cyprus Template: Your Money and Your Life. For the balance of the time at both meetings, we will research investment ideas using a commercially-available program. Vistoso Native American Flute Circle

With the fall season starting, a new location for the circle is yet to be determined. Contact Diana by email or Zona by phone for the October location. This club provides a community drum circle for any woman wanting to connect with others through hand drumming, using African Djembe drums, hand-held Native American frame drums and other small percussion instruments. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life. All women are welcome regardless of experience. Come join the fun. Drums and instruments are provided for those without or just come to listen to the rhythms. Energetic Exercise

Carole Tracy 825-1187 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:25-9:30 AM, Auditorium

Welcome back to returning seasonal residents. We look forward to seeing you at Energetic Exercise. Come ready for fun and fitness with our friendly gang of guys and gals. Sally Martinez, our professional instructor, has been leading these classes here at Sun City Oro Valley for over 18 years. She’s expert at keeping us seniors strong and flexible, with a variety of aerobic and cardio exercises plus wonderful stretch moves. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel! New members are always welcome, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues $3 pp. Class tickets are a bargain: only $30 for 12 classes. Euchre

Jack and Barb Matthies 825-4891 (October-May) Jack and Maria Welch 395-1205 (May-October) Mondays, meet 5:45 PM, play 6 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Don’t watch TV at night; come play euchre, a fast-moving game. Meet your neighbors and make new friends. If you are new to the game, we will be glad to teach you. Bring your smile and 50¢; we are looking forward to seeing you.

Pres. Fred Draper 405-4090 Member Information Ed Pendrys 825-7151 October-May, First Sunday, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Playing a musical instrument is one way to keep your mind alert. Our club offers you the opportunity to play the Native American flute. It is easy to learn, with five basic notes, and you do not have to know how to read music. Our flute circle will host a flute concert by Peter Phippen, Friday, November 8, 7-8:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo, tickets $10 pp. Flute workshop prior to concert from 5-6:30 PM, Dance Studio, fee $20 pp. Contact Ed Pendrys 825-7151 to reserve tickets for concert and workshop. Seating is limited. “The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The fluteplayer!” Rumi Garden

Zona Boss 638-6644 Joyce Patten 825-0774 Second Wednesday, 1 PM Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Our first meeting of the season will be October 9, 1 PM. Please note the new time and be sure to bring your Sun City Oro Valley card as you will need it to enter the Catalina Vista building. Nick Steele will be back by popular demand to tell us about Vitex aka Chaste Tree blooming in May. trees. We also plan a guided tour of the trees at the University of Arizona on Thursday, October 24. Coming Thursday, November 21, 10:30 AM, we will have a birthday brunch at Tohono Chul, so mark your calendar and sign up at the meeting or RSVP via e-mail. You are welcome to join us as a guest for two meetings and find out more about us. After that, our annual dues are only $5 pp, $8/cpl. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

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planning a wonderful Rosh Hashanah dinner. It was a great

won’t put you on the spot but just a quick announcement about your new information.

To pay annual dues, send $12 pp to treasurer, Jim Ford, 13579 North Tom Ryans Way. Wear name tags and bring non-perishable food for Catalina Food Bank to all events.

Pres. Darwin Thornton 638-7024 way to start the New Year! Mark your calendars: Ancestral Research Barbara Krecklow 825-4695 October-May, Second Tuesday, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Brown Bag Lunch Wednesday, October 2, 11:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball. Call Norma 760-1225. General Meeting Monday, Oct. 21, 7 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball We’re starting the new season with an experienced and knowledgeable speaker on the United Kingdom. Jeri Marti- Great American Playhouse nez is a teacher here in Tucson but she spends her summers Thursday, October 31. See performance of Pistol Pete. in the U.K. She has been doing this for many summers. If Purchase tickets $18 pp Wednesday, October 2 and you have any ancestors that were from the British Isles, then Wednesday, October 16, Activity Center, 10 AM-Noon. be sure to come to the October 8 meeting and become in Tickets available for pickup on Wednesday, October 16 formed from the vast knowledge that Jeri possesses. and Friday, October 25. Prizes will be awarded for the I also want to begin our meetings with a one to two minute best costumes. speech from you, the members. Please share with us, if you have made a new and definitive discovery for your tree. I Havurah Brunch Sunday, November 10, Auditorium

Gin Rummy

George Riley 818-0877 Mondays, 6:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

We play team games by drawing cards for partners with no choice of teammates or tables. There are no dues or fees for this club. Games have comparatively low stakes. Call George or Bev Riley for information. Gun

President Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Membership Don Nolan 825-5570 October-May, Second Wednesday, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam Club does not meet June-September

First club meeting for 2013-2014 is Wednesday, October 9, 2 PM. This year we have some exciting guest speakers. The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. You do not even need to own a gun or have any experience with firearms to come to Gun Club Meetings. We especially invite women, with or without a gun, who are interested in learning about firearms safety and self-protection. People are frequently interested in learning the laws about carrying a gun and what is required to obtain an Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit. Club Members are encouraged to bring any interesting guns to the meeting for people to see or guns they want to sell. At some meetings, we have guest speakers from law enforcement organizations. Come to a meeting and see if our club activities would interest you. Hand and Foot

Bonnie Arneson 520-229-1084 Sundays, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis Havurah

Co-Pres. Yetta and Norman Dritch 825-0335 Corresponding Sec. Lorie Behrmann 395-1812 October-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Catalina Vista

We share an interest in Jewish culture with events open to everyone. We gather to see old friends and welcome new ones. Sincere thanks to Barbara Hamm and her committee for


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David Fraser (414) 732-4141

Ray Coleman 825-2789 Ron Knudson 825-9307 Tuesdays and Thursdays, pits located at Catalina Vista May-September, 8 AM; October-April 2 PM

Dave Fraser will lead an orientation hike Friday, October 4. The hike will leave at 8 AM. Please make note of this, as this hike is not featured in our September/October newsletter. An orientation hike is a prerequisite for joining the hiking club. Remember to set aside Tuesday, November 5, for the club’s fall picnic. The picnic will be held in the Group Area, at Catalina State Park, with several hikes preceding the picnic, and mileage awards. Look for details about the picnic on the club’s website. Thanks to Donna and Orie Voth and Myrna and Rob Simms for hosting this fun event. Horseshoes

Come join us for a fun game of Horseshoes. No cost; shoes are available (no charge). No experience needed; just come and have a good time. ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement

Pres. Lei Lane Bammel Curriculum Sharyn Rafieyan srafieyan@comcast .net Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans Samplers Gaston Meloche ILR

Registration for the Fall 2013 semester, the 21st semester of the ILR, is closed. Classes begin in mid-October, but not all classes begin the same week or the same month. Check the Course Descriptions packet to confirm dates and times of the classes you selected. Unfortunately, as of this writing, room assignments are uncertain. Those specified are no longer valid. We apologize but have no control over the situation. Please consult the website noted above for the most recent information. Course Descriptions packets are available in the usual locations: the ILR Library in Catalina Vista, the Sun City Library lounge (next to the magazine rack) and the website. Lists of


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participants accepted into classes offered this semester are available in these locations also. While most of us were enjoying or escaping the summer heat, a handful of ILR stalwarts were busy preparing for a ceaseless transition into our new year. Moderators have been readying the subject matter they will present; determining content and sequence, designing hand-outs, visual aids and discussion questions. No exams, however. Japanese Flower Arranging

Donald Marier 825-4878 Doris Oliver 818-1512 October-May, Second and Fourth Mondays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Karate

Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Classes Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Dance Studio

Mah Jongg

Pres. Joyce Unger 825-8069 Tres., Eileen Sevy 825-8260 Thursdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Business meeting, First Thursday

This young Mah Jong member, left, is Harriet Rosenstein, age 4; she has three tiles in her hand.

We are playing Mah Jongg all year long, so join us; we welcome new members. Dues are $5 in cash at the meetings and they are due now. Mexican Train Dominoes

Membership Chair Wye Mace 825-8738 Second and Fourth Saturdays, 6 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge


Pres. Fred Faust 743-7283 Second Friday, 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

The Modeler’s display case in the Activity Center brings inquisitive visitors to the monthly meeting. We will display your model now or in the future. All SCOV residents are welcome at our monthly meetings. We welcome new members, both historians and model builders. Join us to see what we are about and enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet roll. What members bring in for Show and Tell serves as a conduit for our discussions. A member’s scale model may Photo by Tom Prall be an example of something another member may have had some first-hand experience either in designing, building the prototype or operating the prototype. Natural Health and Wellness

Sherokee llse 952-201-8667 Third Wednesdays, 3-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Our mission: To discuss, share and provide natural approaches to health and wellness. Dues for 2013 are $3 pp. Visitors welcome. First meeting free. We will kick off the season with two speakers at our October 16 meeting. Donna Summerhays, Kangen Water representative and former nutritionist, will discuss The Missing Link to Vibrant Health -the harmful effects of Dehydration, Acidic body pH and Free Radicals On Our Health. Could the Fountain of Youth be as close as our own kitchen faucet? Joe Pinella, Qigong Instructor will explain his mission to help people heal themselves through practicing Qigong. His Healing Movement Qigong class will resume Friday, October 4. See Workshops & Classes for details on his class. Women’s Pan (Panguingue)

Ena Mindel 818-7780 Mondays, Fridays, 1-4 PM, Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Pan (Panguingue) is an enjoyable and interesting card game. Come watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play. Call Ena Mindel.

Come enjoy a night of Mexican Train Dominoes. We will teach you how to play. Just $1 the first night.

The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse. Call Del Balston 825-9681 or John Njaa 825-5486. Help Collate the Tipster Once a month residents are needed to insert flyers at the Auditorium. The work is usually performed on the last weekday of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center

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Vistoso Photo

Pres. Dave Henderson 465-0650 Meeting Second and Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista We now meet twice a month. We are a social club, we have lots of fun, host interesting guest speakers, friendly photo competitions for all skill levels (beginning through masters), monthly exhibitions of members’ photos and offer educational and instructional programs. Computer and equipment instruction, is offered in our modern photography lab, in Catalina Vista.

October 9, 6:30 PM Fred Hood from Jones Photo is the guest speaker. His topic is Understanding Lenses. October 23, 6:30 PM Clouds Competition. The judge is Eddie Arriola.

Join our club and see what the judges have to Tiny People, Big Tree, photo say about your photos! Visitors are welcome at by Bob Jennette our meetings, so hope to see you soon. Members please note, annual club dues are $20 per household and are now due and payable. Photo Workshop

David Smoler 818-7880 Wednesday, October 16, 5:00 PM, Honeybee Canyon Parking Lot

The Photo Workshop Club emphasizes education and the sharing of experience in both photographic composition and technical skill. All sessions offer a wide range of techniques that can be applied regardless of equipment and skill level. The October, November and December meetings will consist of informal photo-shoots in and near Sun City. Oro Valley. Registered members will be notified by email and locations will also be posted on bulletin boards. If you have any photo-related questions, feel free to email us at david. Pickleball

Pres. Judy Cornelius Treas. Phil Houpt 638-5955

Pickleball Court Hours October through April:

Pickleball Club Member - Competitve Play 7 AM-10 AM, Tuesday and Friday 7 AM-Noon, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Pickleball Club Member Casual Play: 10 AM-Noon, Tuesday and Friday Competitive Member Play Court 1: 3 PM-5 PM, Monday and Thursday Competitive Member Play Court 1 and 2: 3 PM-5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Casual Member Play - Court 2: 3 PM-5 PM, Monday and Thursday Saturday and Sunday - Competitive and Casual Play 7 AM -11 AM


Mary Ayers 638-7916 Mondays, 3 PM, Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Dance Studio

Have you ever asked yourself “is Pilates good exercise for seniors?” The answer is “yes”, and group classes with our certified Pilates instructors are the safest way for us to perform the exercises. We start out with simple warm-up exercises and deep breathing. The more strenuous exercises are modified for those of us with limitations. All in all, the benefits of Pilates can’t be beat. They include increased core strength (abdomen and back muscles), better balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina and well being. Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, practiced his methods well into his eighties! Please give our classes a try or, for your first time, just come by and watch. If you participate, the cost is only $8/class and annual club dues are $20 pp. Please feel free to call Mary at 638-7916 if you would like more details. Pinochle

Barbara Matthies 825-4891 Play Wednesdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

We play single deck and rotate partners every four hands. Skills rusty? We’ll get you up to speed quickly. Bring 50¢ for your tally. The first Wednesday is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. Annual dues $5 pp. Poets Corner

Elise Asch 818-1345 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 1

How To Be A Lawyer, by Jordan Davis, is a prose poem with two paragraphs instead of stanzas that begins with “My father taught me how to play the beer bottle.” The toddler child is told how to “blow air over the top” and advised he can change the tone by taking a sip of Schlitz, which he does, followed by more music and shared laughter. Raising one eyebrow partly answers the “how to” of the title. The language is fairly ordinary but rather droll and the reader is easily drawn into this vignette of a father having fun instructing his son. Davis says he wanted to show how “lightness can strengthen bonds” and he does this without relying on a strategically broken line or other familiar poetic devices. Writing an effective poem, even when all tools are on the table, can be a struggle but we help each other along, one poem at a time. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

Art by Deb Cofer

All other times are available for any SCOV resident. Pickleball trainers are Maria Welch 395-1205 or Brenda Hawkins 531-0256 During construction of the Fitness Center, pickleball equipment will not be available for checkout.

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Men’s Friday Poker George Rose 520-303-2019 Fridays, 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis/ Saguaro

Playing poker with your neighbors can be most enjoyable. We play high only, five draw, five stud, seven stud, Omaha, Texas Hold’em and iron cross (criss cross). No dues. Bring your own refreshments. The dealer will ante for all players, which gives him control of the game. The cards speak for themselves. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the front door and come with the intention of having three hours of enjoyable, no-hassle, understandable poker.

Men’s Poker David Habbershaw 825-2635 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/ Saguaro Prepare & Share Dining

Elizabeth Houle Nelson and Dennis Nelson 818-6646 Meetings in members’ homes at various times

On October 31, Prepare and Share members will gather at 5 PM in the Activity Center/Navajo for the kick-off dinner of the season. Members and non-members are invited to experience this event. Join us for a delicious dinner including salad, bread, prime rib, red mashed potatoes and vegetable catered by Wildflower Grill and gelato from Frost. The price of the dinner is $26 pp. Send your check to Jim Stoetzel, 14180 N. Dawn Ridge Way by Saturday, October 20. At this dinner, plans for the coming year will be presented and monthly themes will be decided. Themed dinners are served in members’ homes December through March. Six or eight guests gather to participate in conversation and great dining. Two or three special events are also planned throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at our Prepare and Share activities this year.


Pres. Al Lichaa 812-0198 Sec./Treas. John Wilson 818-2368 Open Mixed Doubles - Court is closed during construction

We’re out of commission right now because our court is in the middle of some heavy construction, but hang on, we’ll be back soon with the same passion for the game. Plan on joining us when the court is open again, for some fast play with some nice players. It’s good exercise and a fun sport. Early Music Recorder Ensemble

Marge Flory 825-4580 Tuesdays, Noon, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Have a Recorder (the instrument)? Want to learn or improve your skills ? Would you like to play in a group? Soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders welcome. Enjoy the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided. Just one hour every Tuesday. SCOV visitors welcome. RV Club - Sundowners

Member information Dennis Kraft 612-799-4047 October-May, Second Monday, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

We will enjoy coffee and bagels at our Welcome-Back meeting this month. Come at 8:30 AM to enjoy the bagels, so we can start promptly at our regular 9 AM time (note different location for meeting). Bring your SCOV membership card to access the building. There will be a last call for dues and a discussion of trips for the coming year.

October 23-27, 2013 Triangle T Ranch, Dragoon – John and Peggy Smith November 2013 Lost Dutchman State Park – Wagon Master Needed December 2013 Rocky Point, Mexico – Annual Trip January 16-20, 2014 Lake Havasu Balloon Festival – Marge and Bill Allen February 2014 Teacapan, Sinaloa, Mexico – Waiting List Only March 2014 Borrego Springs, CA – Wagon Master Needed April 2014 Catalina Camp Out – Annual Trip Pro Freedom May 2014 Zion and Bryce Canyon – Wagon Master Needed. Ruidoso Jim Huffer 825-8743 and Cloudcroft, NM is proposed as an alternate trip September-May, Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon For our October 9 meeting we will see a video, State of Mind: The Psychology of Control. Our October 23 meeting will feature: The New World Order Is No Conspiracy Theory—Eugenics Movement Calls for Eco-Dictatorship Under UN Rule. We will also review the Restore the Republic series on the Constitution from Hillsdale College. Sun City Vistoso Quilters

Carol Guibert 520-404-1462 Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

The second and third patterns for our Block of the Month series will be handed out this month. Ralene’s class project Pinwheel Parade will be shown and signups will be taken. Her class will be held Tuesday, November 5. Tuesday, October 22, Sue Franklin will give a lecture on her doll quilt collection. Remember, our quilt library is available in the Sewing Room with lots of ideas and patterns. Stop in and take a look. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

Wagon Masters are needed, so plan to come forward and enjoy the attention and appreciation of your fellow members. Bill Hale will organize another interesting program, possibly asking you to tell how many miles you traveled during the summer, so add them up before you come. Republican

Pres. Merritt McGlothlin 572-7853 Membership Glenda McCormick 818-1051 Meetings: Third Tuesday of the month, 3 PM, Auditorium

We resume our meetings on October 15, 3 PM, Auditorium. Our guest speaker is Zack Taylor, a charter member of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. He has testified at Congressional Hearings as an expert witness concerning Criminal Activity in Wilderness Designated Areas. This is an important and nonpartisan presentation that everyone is invited to attend. We look forward seeing our members and welcoming guests at this informative program.


St. Philip’s Support Group

Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693

The St. Philip’s Support Group will meet on Friday, November 1, 5 PM-7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo. Please bring a plate of hors d’oeuvres to share. Beverages will be provided by the hosts and hostesses. Scrabble

Bill Wallace 818-6747 Fridays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

The Scrabble Club invites you to an Open House; Friday, October 18, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/ Ocotillo Room. After refreshments and getting acquainted, we’ll choose partners by drawing straws and play a game or two. Whether you are a beginner at the game, intermediate or advanced, you are welcome. The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary is our spell-check dictionary; we have several on hand as well as scrabble sets. We meet every Friday, all year long, same time, same place. This special Open House is an opportunity for newcomers to meet others who love the game. The thrill and challenge of creating a word with letters chosen is what keeps us coming back. Contacts are Bill Wallace 818-6747 or Corinne Kulick 825-7673. Seniors for Kids

Jean Sax 818-2410 Meet September-May

The Fry’s Gift Card program has been a major source of funding for the activities of SFK (Seniors For Kids). We are grateful for the help of all Sun City Oro Valley residents who purchased these cards. Fry’s new program is the Community Rewards Program, which SFK will continue to rely on for the purchase of supplies. Any funds left on previously purchased Gift Cards will be usable until your funds are depleted, but you will not need to use that card any longer. The instructions to enroll online for the new program are on this website www. You will be linking your VIP card to Seniors for Kids (ID# 80165). You will still get all the discounts, fuel points etc, but won’t have to manage a separate gift card. We believe it will be more customer-friendly for us, and SFK will receive a quarterly payment, depending on how much money is spent in Frys by cards linked to SFK. Sewing - Thimblelenas

Janice Strassburg 818-7793 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

Monitors for our group are so important to keep our room open for our members to sew. A special thanks goes to all who take their time to give back. Need orientation to use the sewing machines? Training is Friday, October 18. Sign up at the message center in the Sewing Room. Call Patty Phillips 591-6599 for questions. Also Serger 101 Basic usage training is fourth Fridays 1:302 PM, and Serger 102 Threading training 2-4 PM. For serger training reservation call 825-8856.


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In either case, general Sewing Room orientation is a prerequisite to a serger class. Thimblelenas comprises of six groups of sewers: Senior for Kids, Sun City Vistoso Quilters, Casa Amigas, Machine Embroidery, Cheer Bears and Pet Beds. Join Thimblelenas and participate in as many groups as you wish.

Casa Amigas

Ruth Mayer 520-818-0066 Mondays and Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

Satisfaction comes in many ways. Love to sew? Our group makes dresses, pants, shorts, tops, drawstring bags, bibs, smocks, quilts, etc from our patterns for children who need a little more love. Not into sewing? How about cutting the patterns or pinning the quilts? Sew what interests you. Pick and choose. It’s all about the kids.

Cheer Bears

Nancy Njaa 825-5486 September-May, Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing Machine Embroidery Sue Lane 825-7518 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 825-5278 Third Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

The group meets Thursday, October 17, 1 PM. The sixneedle Brother machine expands creativity by incorporating embroidery with other sewing projects. The joint effort with the Quilters combines embroidered swirls and twirls and unique wool fabrics to produce an amazing quilt. With training and practice, extraordinary projects are possible. The computerized machine accepts internet-downloaded designs as well as Brother software. Show and Tell opens each meeting, ideas are shared and demonstrations given. Cupcake and flip-flop zippered purses sewn entirely on the embroidery machine will be demonstrated in November. Call Karin Frohlich for training.

Pet Beds

Jan Bohe 825-9725 Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

When we meet in the sewing room on Tuesday afternoons to cut fabric scraps into small pieces for the pet beds, we have a great time doing something worthwhile but also socializing. Yes, we talk about everything! We get such a good feeling making these pet beds from the scraps that otherwise would be thrown out into the landfill. The Humane Society is very grateful to receive these. Last year we made and delivered 283 pet beds. We currently are making smaller beds for the influx of puppies and kittens in the spring. Call Jan Bohe for more information. Sheepshead

Pres. Bill Allen 825-3095 Tuesdays, 10 AM, Desert Oasis Show ‘N Share

Marion Nelmark 825-9331 Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon


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Silversmith and Lapidary

Stained/Fused Glass

Pres. Ed Lindahl Summer shop hours Monday-Friday, 9 AM-Noon Club meeting First Monday, 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith

Steve Taillie, 825-8804 cell 869-2441 Juliet Williams, 623-565-0153 (fused glass) Fusing: Sundays, 6-8 PM, Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Summer is almost over, and our seasonal residents will be Stained Glass: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass returning. We’ll be scheduling our next silversmith and lapi- Open Studio: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass dary class. Plan to stop by the shop and sign yourself up. Learn something new and challenging. Bring out that creativity and skill you’ve got hidden inside yourself. We all were beginners and one day decided to just give it a try. Many of our members will be exhibiting and selling our jewelry and art at the SCOV November 2, Arts and Craft show. Stop by and talk to us. Let us know of your interest. Sun City Singers

Pres. Dick Cook 850-1821 Director Don Hess Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

Rehearsals are underway for the Tuesday, December 3 and Friday, December 6 Holiday Concerts. Look for more details in upcoming Tipsters and posters in SCOV facilities. We hope everyone will come to one of the programs and join us as we celebrate this special time of year. Sun City Singles

Pres. Jan Buchel 825-6735 VP Helen Smith 818-3614 Dinner Meeting Second Thursday, Happy Hour last Friday of the month

The Singles golf outing is on Sunday, October 6. Sign up and see details in the Singles book in the Pro Shop. Dinner will be served on Thursday, October 10, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Bruce will prepare his famous, slowroasted, loin of pork, with sherry gravy and applesauce. We get apple pie for dessert. After dinner, Dave Henderson and his western group will entertain us with light music and songs. Happy Hour occurs on Friday, October 25, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. After food and drinks we will show an entertaining DVD.

Tickets: $17 pp for dinner and $7 for Happy Hour Ticket sales Activity Center/Kachina Lounge, Thursday, October 3, 10 AM-Noon and Friday, October 4, 1-2 PM Happy Hour tickets Tuesday, October 22, 1-2 PM Spanish Cultural

Gary Lerch 818-3319 October, November, January-March Fourth Monday, 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Join us Monday, October 28, 7 PM, for travels and events with Gary and Carolyn Lerch. Come early for munchies and re-connect after the summer. Our presentations are in English. Dues are $10 pp. We will also celebrate Day of the Dead, so bring pictures or mementos for our Remembrance Table. An email will be sent out about attending the All Soul’s Procession, Sunday, November 3. There will be a dinner, then the parade. Are you interested? Call Carolyn regarding Spanish classes. We have a new instructor.

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We are offering a great opportunity for those who want to learn the techniques of creating stained glass. A Beginners’ Foiling Class will be offered on Monday, October 28, through Friday, November 1, 9 AM-Noon. The cost is $50 pp and the Club will provide all materials and tools in order to complete the beginner’s project. Experienced tutors will be available during the class. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Artisan Center/Stained Glass. For more information concerning this class, contact John Ragona, 8181632 The studio will be closed to all other users during those mornings. Classes in Beginners’ Leaded Came, and Beginners’ Fusing, will be offered later in the Fall. The next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass. State

Minnesota Club

Party alert! Mark your calendar to join Paul, Babe and the other looney Minnesotans on Saturday, February 15 for our Minnesota party. Here’s your chance to have fun, join our team and plan a great party. Looking for 10 new people to help with this event. Please join us on Wednesday, November 13, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. Contact Chairs Tom and Rose Mary Meyer, at or 612-791-1791. Senior Olympics Swim Team

Gordon Gillin 825-8261

As stated previously, our team is not in action until November, however, please continue to work out to be ready for the new season of competition, January-April 2014. Administration has promised to have our Fitness Center pool open as much as possible during construction. Shower facilities will be available outside until construction is completed. Local gyms could possibly furnish aquatic facilities for you. Please use your ingenuity to find a pool in which to train. We still need new swimmers, 50 years plus, women and men. Please call Gordon Gillin to sign up or to ask questions. Participation is free for our swimmers. Those swimmers on the mileage chart should continue to submit their mileage to Ken and Sue Martin, 825-4430. The Martins have your cards at their home should you need them. The next submission ends December 31. Thank you for getting your results to them. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Staturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

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Table Tennis

Co-Chairs Clive Probert 825-8719 Ursula Jarvis 825-8461

Come and join us on Saturday mornings at 10 AM when we have club open play, or give us a call to arrange some practice play if you are rusty. Most of us had not played for a number of years, but we soon picked up our skills again. We provide balls and paddles and have play at all levels of ability, and it is a great way to keep flexible and fit while having fun.

Table Tennis hours of club play, Catalina Vista: Women Tues., 1:30-3:30 PM Men/Advanced Women Tues., Thu: 5-8 PM Men/Women Recreational Fri., 4-6 PM Men/Women Recreational Tues., 3:30-5 PM Open Club Play Fri., 6-8 PM Clinic by Appointment Sat., 9-10 AM Open Club Play Sat.,10 AM-Noon Tai Chi

Co-Chairs Gail Barr 303-995-7485 Peggy Lombard 825-4833 Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM, Dance Studio

Improve your balance, flexibility, endurance, stress management and reaction time with the physical art of Tai Chi. Most of us think of Tai Chi as a way to improve breathing, prevent falls, and gain strength, but it is so much more. A Harvard Medical School Health publication stated that Tai Chi is medication in motion, and research by Tufts University School of Medicine credits Tai Chi with decreased pain, improved sleep and mood and better quality of life. Come join us! Our class sessions run for 11 weeks, and our instructors, Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich, stress the use of Tai Chi in daily life. For more information, contact one of our club co-chairs listed above. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Ann Feeney 818-0340 Thursdays, 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Ceramics

We are always happy to enroll new members and welcome residents interested in rug hooking. Tennis

Women Laurie Chikusa 825-4635 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 AM-Noon Men Karen Lee 818-2200 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 7 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles Sundays, 1-3 PM, Ruby Fuhrmann 818-7828

Articles for the Tipster are submitted approximately four weeks prior to publication. Because of this, it is a good idea to check the bulletin boards (yes, two boards) at the main courts. This will keep you current on coming events, e.g. classes, tournaments, socials, as well as any changes in schedules. Once again we would like to welcome new community members to participate in our activities. Players at all levels are welcome.


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Coming events include: October 28-November 10, women’s memorial doubles: November 3 a mixed doubles round robin will be held; November 6, 3 PM a general meeting and social. A holiday dinner and social will take place December 7, at 6 PM. After watching the U.S. Open for two weeks, new board members may want to discuss the issue of excessive grunting on the courts. Retiring members are too tired to care or grunt. Theatrical - SRO (Standing Room Only)

Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Joe Guenther 825-7703

Come one, come all. Bring your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy watching the talented people that were here in Sun City, that are still here in Sun City and those that have just come here to Sun City. Because their shows on our stage were so good, you will have a chance to either see them again or see them for the first time. They will be shown on DVD in the Activity Center/Kachina Lounge Sunday, October 6 and 20 at 1 PM. Every first and third Sunday thereafter, there will be a new show shown at the same time, same place unless otherwise noted in the Tipster. Come and meet with your old friends while making some new ones. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Travelogue

Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo For our October 21 meeting we will view Samantha Brown’s Asia selections: Hong Kong/Macau and Malaysia. Ukulele - Sun City Strummers

Pres. Jean James 648-1118 Sec. Jackie Brown 825-2487 Kanikapila, Tuesdays, 10 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Many of us in the club feel that the time we spend together on Tuesday mornings is the most fun we have all week, and there are always new things to learn. It seems the ukulele is much more versatile and complex than one would assume at first glance. The popularity of the “mighty uke” is at an all-time high worldwide. There are clubs and groups everywhere. Little wonder it is so popular since it is indeed a “little wonder”. We won’t be signing new members until our Tuesday, Nov. 12 meeting, but come to one of our Tuesday meetings in the meantime and see what we do. We have loaner ukes to get you started right away. Wallyball and Water Volleyball

Pres. Judy Rigby 520-638-8800 (water volleyball rep) VP Terri Linssen 505-803-2671, Sec/Treas. Dave Martin 818-9249, (wallyball rep) Water Volleyball: Sundays and Thursdays 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Competitive Water Volleyball: Tuesdays 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool

Winter playing hours of 1-3 PM take effect October 1. Everyone is needed to help set up the boundaries, so please arrive early. New members are always welcome. Contact the club president for the rules of play before attending. The next social get-together for the group will be on Saturday, October 19. Join us for an evening of miniature golf


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and a cookout. Watch for details through the membership email notices. Women and Money

VP Lauren Thompson 520-306-9750, Second and Fourth Wednesday, 3:30-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Whether you know nothing about investing and want to learn or would like to expand your knowledge of investments, this is the club for you. We are a new club and growing fast. Ladies only. Woodcarvers - Barkcarvers - Gourd

Pres. Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Woodcarvers Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary Barkcarvers will resume in the fall Gourd Art Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary

Please contact Joleen Meyer for the membership enrollment form to join or to renew your participation in the Yoga Club’s scheduled season. Annual dues are $5, weekly class fee is $7. Join us for this great healthy and helpful activity; where no previous experience is necessary. Learn as you go. Namaste. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

The wood carvers continued to meet. John Shaw will exhibit one of his fantastic carvings.

Barkcarvers The bark carvers will resume meeting in the fall.

Gourd Art

The gourd artists will meet Friday mornings only until the seasonal residents return in the fall. Woodworkers

Pres. Keith Carlson 742-7726 Membership Lauren Strassburg 818-7793

I see the seasonal residents are beginning to filter back. That means more woodworkers in the shop. Please be careful while working on your project. Don’t forget your safety glasses. We will be continuing the safety classes soon, so check the bulletin board for a schedule then sign up. You might also want to consider being a monitor. We can always use more. Writer’s Club

Paul Mercer, 333- 3490, Second and fourth Fridays at 1 PM, Catalina Vista, Pusch Ridge Room

The Writer’s Club welcomes residents with an interest in the challenge of putting their ideas down on paper. Our goal is to have fun with our language and our ideas. Using 12 pt. type double spaced and printed on two sides of a sheet of paper, present your take of the suggested subject given by the club. Or pick your own subject, prose or poetry, for the meeting. If you are working on a novel or memoir, you are encouraged to bring a few pages to the meetings for review and encouragement.

Weaving by Joan Vandervliet Photo by Ken Ayers

Town of Oro Valley Community Policing

Oro Valley Town Council study session will focus on community policing. It will be held October 9, 6 PM, Oro Valley Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel G. Sharp will address the Town Council at an October 9 study session on the topic of community policing, including five key elements: service, accountability, problem solving, neighborhood focus and decentralization. These elements have been implemented in our own community with great success. The presentation will be held in Council Chambers at 6 PM, and is open to the public.

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 26, 9 AM–3 PM, Steam Pump Ranch, Oracle Rd. north of First Avenue. There’s something for everyone at this free, community event. Pusch Ridge Stables will provide horse-drawn hay wagon rides and pony rides. Other offerings include a petting zoo, Western music, Old West Show, horsemanship demos, dance presentations and corn roasting. A pumpkin patch, straw maze, food trucks, Native American Heritage Garden demonstrations, and a food preparation presentation by Ramona Farms from the Gila Indian Reservation will also be available. This event is hosted by the Town of Oro Valley, in partnership with the Oro Valley Historical Society and Heirloom Farmers Market. SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center

Silver Bracelets by Darrell Martin


Pres. Joleen Meyer 818-3580 cell 970-389-2680 Meeting spaces: see changes below September - May Monday, 8:30-10 AM - Activity Center Hohokam/Navajo Rooms* *relocated 2nd Monday of each month to Dance Studio Tuesday, 10:30 AM-Noon, Dance Studio Thursday, 4-5:15 PM,Dance Studio.

During Construction: Please check master/web calendar periodically and the Aquatic/Fitness daily schedule for possible necessary changes in venues. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

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Partnered Organizations

Grief Support Group - Loss of Spouse/Partner

Contact Sec., Lorie Behrmann 395-1812 The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to resi- Second and Fourth Fridays, 3 PM, call for location. The host of the day will act as facilitator dents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by Sun City Oro Valley Community Association, Inc. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AA

Carol 343-2103 Mondays, 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Tuesdays, 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group

Don Dittman 551-6109 Arlene Schneider 825-5741 Last Tuesday, 4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Learn the basics of the disease and how to live with it. Caregiver Support Group

Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 First and Third Fridays, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Civic Association CASCVI (The Civic Association of Sun City Oro Valley Inc.) is an advocate in consumer affairs. Established in 1994 as a volunteer resident group, we have successfully dealt with the Pima County Assessor and utility companies and conducted valuable investigations such as blue pipe and roofing problems. CASCVI provides an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by SCVCAI. We can be reached at or call Marty Abelson 825-3522 Residents who want to be on our email list to receive, submit or share home maintenance information, consumer warnings and advisories, residential tax information and resident related issues not covered by SCOV should submit their email addresses to We are non-political and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. You must be an SCOV homeowner. Emerge!

Co-Pres. Elaine Deeter 825-5388, Betty Hansen 818-1779 Donations Nancy Williams 818-3178 October-April, Second Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

Our auxiliary helps and supports Emerge! one of the main agencies in Southern Arizona providing shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. If you are a member and you are in town, please plan to attend our meeting on October 8, 2013. Put your thinking caps on as we need ideas for future fund raisers. We welcome any new members who wish to join. Nancy Williams continues to collect donations. This month, items requested are gift cards (Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Target or Home Depot), deodorant, new bath towels, new light-weight blankets, diapers, new socks and underwear, all sizes. Cash/check donations are always welcome. Grief Support Group - Loss of Child or Grandchild

Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 One Wednesday per month, email or call for time and location


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Parkinson’s Support

Payton Davies 825-5352 Third Wednesday, May-September, 11 AM, SCOV Café Exercise Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3 Survivors of Loved Ones who Died by Suicide

Coordinator and Facilitator Ester Leutenberg, 818-0016 Call for time and location Vistoso Helpful Hands We have added new volunteers but can always use more to carry the pager. For help, call 410-9498. After the message, enter your phone number, including the area code and hang up. We will call you back.

Extended Community AAUW Casas Adobe Church Casas Adobes Branch will meet Saturday, October 12, 9:30 AM, Activity Center/Hohokam. A continental breakfast is $6. The program speaker will be Ethan Orr, an Arizona legislator. The Public is welcome. Visit our website at

ALOHA (Adult Loss of Hearing Association) The Oro Valley Chapter will meet Thursday, October 3, 2 PM, Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle Road. Video presentation by Richard Einhorn, well known music composer talking about his hearing loss and how he coped with it. There will be a support group meeting following and discussion. Refreshments.

Seventh Annual BAG-A-THON Food Drive 2013 You’re invited to help the Vistoso Cyclist’s raise money to purchase 75,000 lbs. of food during our seventh annual drive. You can help with a check to “ICS” with “Food Bank” on the memo line. Let us do your shopping! Send to Dave Nelson at 1900 E. Somnolent Way, Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-825-8641,

Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club This summer, the Catalina-Oro Valley Lions prepared and delivered journals to the teachers of Coronado School to thank them for the wonderful work they do for our children. In September, the club worked at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Special Olympics, celebrated its Branch Marana Host Lions Club’s Charter Night and prepared to participate in this month’s Health Fair in Saddlebrook. This year, the club and its members will continue to support Coronado School, do vision screening, collect prescription glasses and hearing aids for recycling, attend to the charitable needs of Catalina and Oro Valley, Special Olympics and the Tucson School for the Deaf and Blind. If you want to get involved, call Club Secretary, Lou Phillippi, 638-6957.


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CCS benefiting from El Tour de Tucson Catalina Community Services is a beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson this year. Are you planning to ride in El Tour de Tucson this year? Do you have a friend or family member who is? Riders can collect pledges from family and friends who sponsor a rider, or you can become a corporate sponsor. Participants have the opportunity to have their registration paid and receive fun goodies, special jerseys, and other incentives. The money you raise will help support programs benefiting our community. Our programs include a food bank and a clothing bank which serves more than 800 individuals including seniors each month. CCS also operates a senior center at 16701 N. Oracle Rd., #145, serving lunch three days a week and providing meal delivery to home-bound residents. Catalina Community Services, mission is to improve lives and to offer inspiration for local individuals and families. For more information and to sign-up for El Tour de Tucson to be held November 23, please contact Marketing Manager, Janet Wood. CCS 3535 East Hawser Street, Catalina, AZ, 825-0009, or visit our website at

UofA College of Agriculture - Fall Plant Sale

The annual Pima County Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, October 12, 8-11 AM, Pima County Extension Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. The sale will include a variety of fruit trees, shrubs, cacti, succulents, herbs, ground covers, vines and flowering plants, all suited to grow in this desert environment. For more information contact Francine Correll 626-5161.

The Presidential Prayer Team needs Volunteers

We need volunteers who will help us in our mission to encourage and inspire our nation to pray for its leaders. You determine how much time and in which projects you would like to participate. Call or email me for more information: Roy C. Patterson 797-1699. Email or visit our website The Presidential Prayer Team National Headquarters is located in the Mountain View Plaza, Suite 155.

Salute To Our Heroes

A concert starring Robert Shaw and Friends will be held October 30, 7:30 PM, Desert View Performing Arts Center, SaddleBrooke. $35. It will benefit Tucson Military Families. Tickets are available online at, $40 (if available) at the door. Please join us for an evening of entertainment and support a worthy cause.

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed

The AARP Tax-Aide Program is looking for additional volunteers to provide tax preparation assistance to seniors in Northwest Tucson. For information about volunteer positions, required training and time commitment, please call the AARP Tucson Information Center at (520) 571-9884. Volunteer information sessions will be held during October. Call Info Center for dates and times. Contact Sandy Munroe 520-282-1095,

One hour per week of your time will make the difference in a child’s education. Please contact Rachelle Ferris at or 696-3820.

UofA College of Agriculture - Vegetable Gardening Learn about seed starts, seed saving and planting the vegetable garden, from soil up. Also hear about cultural controls that help minimize pest insects, plant diseases (and your impact when treating them) harvest and seasonal change. Classes will be held October 5, at Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, 1951 E. Roger. Call for registration at 520-626-5161. Classes are $7 for Master Gardeners and $10 for the general public. Cash or check only.

Vista Fine Arts

Tucson Chamber Artists, in cooperation with Vista Fine Arts, presents How Sweet the Sound II, a concert of favorite American folk songs and spirituals. Sunday, October 13, 3 PM at Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 Miravista Lane, Catalina. Tickets $20 call 401-2651 ($25 at the door). Students $5. All are welcome.

Welcome Club

Welcome Club Northwest monthly luncheon for women, is the first Thursday of the month. Contact Ruth Shelton for reservations: 520-498-0018 Welcome Club Northwest will hold it’s monthly luncheon for women new to Northwest Tucson and surrounding communities on Thursday October 3, 11 AM, at Colt’s Taste of Texas, cost $25. Ron Lancaster will offer a program on story telling. Call Ruth Shelton for reservations 520 498-0018.

Secure Access Update Your membership cards are now needed to gain access into Catalina Vista and Desert Oasis. When the AFC opens, the card access system will be in place from the beginning. Please carry your card with you. If you’d like it to be punched and receive a free lanyard, please come to the Administration Office. Do not punch your cards yourselves as there are only two safe zones on the card in which it may be punched. Punching in another area may result in the card being damaged.

Key Fobs If you would like a key fob for use with the secure access system, they are available at the Welcome Center Office for $10. It’s not a substitute for your card. The fob will provide you access to the Catalina Vista, Desert Oasis and Aquatic & Fitness Center. It will not work at the library.

SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, November 2 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center

Tutors Needed for Nearby School Kids

Would you enjoy tutoring a child? Painted Sky Elementary School, Rancho Vistoso’s neighborhood public school, is looking for volunteers to work one-to-one with students. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, October 2013

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FOR RENT: Beautiful 2 BR/2BA expanded Cumberland, 1481 sq. ft. AZRM, screened custom brick patio, superclean, quiet backyard toward desert, sunset views, saltillo tiles, fully furnished, guest ready, remodeled kitchen S/S appliances, W/D, WiFi, cable, grill, NS small pets allowed, owner pays utilities, November $2000 per mo., December $2100 per mo., call 520-825-4175 email FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA fully furnished, newly remodeled home with gorgeous mountain views. Pet welcome. Owners pay utilities. Available December 2013, January, February, March and April 2014. Three months minimum.$2200 per mo. Call 520-548-4483 or email FOR RENT: Southwest-inspired home featuring 2BR/2BA/Den vacation getaway. Discounted prices for Oct/Nov/Dec 2013. Lovely, fully furnished/equipped interior with KG in MB/DBL in Guest. Complementary Wi-Fi/cable. Exterior features great desert landscaping/walled back yard with expansive ramada (covered patio) w/BQ and outdoor furnishings. For photos and more details contact Sharon/Bud at 541-621-6555 or email at FOR RENT: Beautiful Vacation Villa located in SCOV, 2 BR, 2 BA. Completely furnished, includes WiFi, cable, large patio, W/D, 2-car garage. Monthly or long-term rental available: December 2013, May-December 2014 and all of 2015. N/S, N/P. Great location, 13490 N. Tom Ryans Way. Call Kathy 510-537-1590 or email FOR RENT: Sun City winter rental 2BR, 2BA, 1450 sq. ft. Beautiful 180 degree mountain views through broad expanse of windows at rear of house. Lots of light, living/dining combo, separate kitchen, high ceilings, two adjustable temperpedic beds, well-equipped, private , on a cul de sac. $2700 obo. Available November and December 2013, January 2014. Multiple month discount. View photos at: Call Claire 520-825-5696. FOR RENT: Enjoy privacy and sweeping mountain views from the patio in this 2 BR/2 BA home. Open AZRM with separate DR and kitchen nook. Amenities include digital cable TV in AZRM and 2 BR’s and internet. Split model for added privacy; grill, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances and linens. Rentals available October 1-15 and December 2013 and April 10, 2014 forward. Call Larry in CA (949)387-2299 or (949)244-0210 (cell). WANT TO RENT: Large home for Thanksgiving week. All adults, no pets, no smokers. Marie Lockhart 818-3645. BUYING: A curious collector would like to buy watches, old photos, war relics, 19th and 20th century family and estate items, antiques, jewelry, coins, silver and much more. Anything unusual or nostalgic. I like to look and love to buy. Exceptional prices paid. 529-2984.


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