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Tipster December 2016

Combined Study Session and BOD Meeting Thursday, December 8, 9 AM, WC3

Photo by Barbara Krecklow

Hours of Operation

The Tipster is published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755, 520-825-3711 Activity Center.................................... 917-8066 Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun. ................................................................................................ 9 AM-6 PM

Board of Directors

Administration (In Welcome Center)......... 825-3711 ext 120

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

Email address for BOD members, GM & Assistant Manager: Don Coleman, Susan Jakosa, President Debra Arrett, Lauren Strassburg, Meade Davis, Director Ted Hood, Director Steve Taillie, Director Management Team (area code 520) Bob Mariani, General Manager, 917-8080 Robin Coulter, ...................Assistant Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Supv., 917-8059 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Kim Griggs, Professional, 917-8053 Aalt Brouwer, Food & Beverage Director, 917-8074 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Ken Sandrock, Supv., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, Controller, 917-8060 Support Team Kate Cusumano, Librarian, 917-8083 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Angela Hong, Assistant, 917-8062 Karen Loffredo, Administrative Coordinator II, 917-8082 Katy Mosier, Services Coordinator, 917-8058 Lisa Orach, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8065 Kathy Peabody, Marketing & Technology Coordinator, 917-8068 Marsha Dean, Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Coco Sullivan, Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................... 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center.....................................................................................917-8067 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi................................. Co-chair Carolene Mitchell...........................Member Vicki Ettleman.............................. Co-chair Mary Murck...................................Member Brad Curtis....................................Member John Njaa......................................Member Arlene Douglas..............................Member Ann Owen......................................Member Ann Fall.........................................Member Lynn Parker...................................Member Karen Koopmans............................Member Laura Pigott..................................Member Barbara McNeill............................Member Susan Ross....................................Member Judy Mercer................... Secretary/Member Laura Suchocki..............................Member Paul Mercer...................................Member

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Mon.-Fri. ................................................................................ 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Daily.................................................................................................5 AM-9 PM Pool Mon.-Sat.....................................................................................5 AM-8:30 PM Sun.............................................................................................5 AM-5:30 PM Children’s Hours - Daily................................................................... 11 AM-1 PM

Catalina Vista.................................... 825-8613

Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun. ................................................................................................ 9 AM-6 PM

Community Services........................... 917-8065 Mon.-Fri. .............................................................................................9-11 AM

Desert Oasis...................................... 825-0495

Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat. .................................................................................................9 AM-8 PM Sun. ................................................................................................9 AM-5 PM Pool .Mon.-Fri...........................................................................................9 AM-5 PM Sat...................................................................................................9 AM-5 PM Sun............................................................................................ 9 AM-4:30 PM Children’s Hours: ............................................ Daily Noon-4 PM Except see below .Except Sun., Mon. and Thu. ........................................... Noon-1 PM and 3-4 PM Water volleyball on Sun.,Mon. and Thu. ............................................ 1 PM-3 PM

Gift Shop of Sun City.......................... 917-8051 Mon.-Fri..Mon.-Fri. ..........................................................................................9 AM-4 PM Sat. .Sat. ......................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM

Library............................................... 917-8064

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

Loan Room - Community Assistance­ Loan Room at Cart Barn Hours: Tue. and Thu. only.......................................8-9 AM Pro Shop............................................ 825-3110 Golf Info Line.................................. 825-0322

Mon............................................................................................. 6:30 AM-5 PM Tue................................................................................................... 9 AM-5 PM Wed. and Thu.................................................................................... 7 AM-5 PM Fri., Sat. and Sun. ........................................................................ 6:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range hours from October – April, closes ½ hour after the Pro Shop.

Restaurant and Lounge...................... 825-3277

Mon.-Sun.......................................................................................... 7 AM-5 PM Afternoon Menu...................................................................................... 3-5 PM Recording of daily Restaurant specials..............................825-3711 ext 205

After-Hours Emergencies.................... 825-1161

If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. broken irrigation) 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.

Want to Submit a Photo for the Tipster? Go to the website: Login >Member Services >This n That >Photo Release, click here, fill out the form and submit photos (two per form) submit as many as you like. Abbreviation Legend Aquatic & Fitness Center................................................................................AFC Sun City Oro Valley.....................................................................................SCOV Welcome Center Conference Room 1..............................................................WC1 Welcome Center Conference Room 2..............................................................WC2 December 2016, Page Welcome Center Conference Room 2 3..............................................................WC3

Association News

From The Board of Directors Our mission as the SCOV 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.

Board of Directors Staff Transitions by Debra Arrett You will spot a few new faces among staff. General Manager, Mark Wade, begins on December 5. He comes to us from Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona, and has successfully managed large-scale communities for the past 17 years. His style is MBWA: management by walking around. He and his wife, Sheryl, hope to join a club or two each year. Mark knows that club members will let him know what is working in our community and what areas need improvement. In November Aalt Brouwer became our Food & Beverage Director. Aalt developed his passion for the field at a young age starting out as a busser and dishwasher. He was 19 when he held his first management position. Later he changed his college focus and studied hospitality at Northern Arizona University and NHTV in the Netherlands. With his vast experience and education, he comes to us with many ideas to improve the service, quality of food and the bottom line. In October Marsha Dean became our Communications Coordinator. She was previously a Publications Manager at the University of Arizona and is well prepared to keep the Tipster coming to us each month. Marsha enjoys interacting with residents and looks forward to meeting more. Marsha replaced Chris Richard who retired in September after eight years. Immediately after retiring, Chris had knee replacement surgery and is recovering nicely. We must also bid farewell to General Manager Bob Mariani. He too was with us eight years and held the position longer than any of his predecessors. That speaks volumes about his job performance. Bob is not retiring; he is changing careers and will become a realtor. He will no doubt be listing and selling homes in SCOV. The new staff members will need time to learn the ropes. Please introduce yourself and welcome them to SCOV. If you run into Bob Mariani, thank him for his many years of service and wish him well in his new career.

What’s Inside

Association News............................ 3 Association Committees................. 8 Golf................................................ 10 The Views Restaurant.................. ..12 Coming Events.............................. 12 Workshops and Classes................. 16

General Manager - Bob Mariani 917-8080 A Fond Farewell In 2008 I responded to a notice for the general manager’s position at what was Sun City Vistoso at that time. After a phone interview, I was invited to participate in an on-site interview. When my wife, Polly, and I drove into the area, we both had a very positive and comfortable feeling. After the interview process was concluded, that feeling continued. Added to our thought that we had found a great place to live was an offer to fill the GM position. It’s now a little more than eight years after our initial trip to Oro Valley and my acceptance of the offer to serve as your general manager. When I look back through those years, I am amazed at the accomplishments. Projects ranging from the recently-completed restaurant and Pro Shop to the beautiful AFC facility are here for your daily enjoyment. A marketing program and budget were implemented that have brought significant attention to what is now Sun City Oro Valley. Along with those changes came new building and room names. Public golf was introduced, generating a few hundred thousand dollars in revenue. The governing documents from Board policies to the bylaws and master declaration were updated and vastly improved. Many existing common area components such as aging landscaping were recognized and added to the asset reserve fund to assure proper replacement of these items. In addition, a new fund was implemented to best assure proper maintenance of Chalk Creek and other wash areas in SCOV. The projects and accomplishments noted above comprise just a fraction of what has transpired during less than a decade, transforming what has always been a wonderful community to a community that is that much more desirable, relevant and competitive. I am proud that there have been so many changes for the betterment of SCOV during the time I served as your general manager and while I provided leadership for the community. However, I have to admit that I am only one player on a superior team, and I have been incredibly blessed and fortunate to have worked with and for the right people. The Board members, committee members, department managers, overall staff and SCOV membership have been very positive, progressive and supportive of me and of the forward progress that has been made during my tenure. Without all of these wonderful, ambitious, positive and intelligent people working with the same goal in mind, there would be but a fraction of the accomplishments we have been fortunate enough to witness. In closing, I want to thank so many of you for the opportunity to serve you and for providing an environment in which I have and will be able to feel a great deal of accomplishment.

For Your Information..................... 16 Thank You Corner......................... 16 Memoriam..................................... 17 Partnered Organizations............... 32 Extended Community................... 33 Classifieds...................................... 35

Clubs............................................. 17 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 17 Continuing Education................. 20 Cultural & Social......................... 21 Dance......................................... 26 Exercise...................................... 28 Games........................................ 29 Sports......................................... 30 Travel.......................................... 32

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It’s More Than Living... It’s A Lifestyle! Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation by Paul Mercer


he Community Assistance Committee (CAC) Loan believes in the mission of the Foundation to help the less Room is a popular resource here at SCOV, lendfortunate throughout the area, not just Sun City. He talks ing items from baby cribs to health care. Anyone about groups and organizations that come to them for aswho has used their services is amazed at the variety of sistance. The Foundation has helped such groups as Youth options available for the residents. And you may wonder, On Their Own (YOTO), Emerge! and the Hermitage No-Kill how do they keep everything straight? Inventory used to be Cat Shelter. “As members, we get to see just how blessed controlled by hand but is now computerized so residents we are. The stories out there are amazing, the need is can access their items and reserve them on the SCOV overwhelming, and the experience makes you so thankful website. The computers and programs were made possible for your life here.” by grants from the “Our memberSun City Vistoso ship numbers flucCommunity Fountuate year-to-year dation, which was due to personal approached by the or health reasons, CAC for assisso we are always tance. The Founlooking for new dation, a separate members. If asked and independent to join, you must organization from commit to serve SCOV, was foundfor three years. ed in 1998 and is But unlike most a major benefactor organizations, you for those in need are not encourin the area. Other aged to sign up activities of the again when your Foundation you term is complete. Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation committee members. may be familiar It is good to with are the Annual Shred-It event and the bi-monthly continually have lots of new blood in the group. And that is Dispose-A-Med program. why we are always actively recruiting new members.” Think This Foundation is worth knowing about and deserving about it. There are not many opportunities in this life to do of your support, both financially and personally. It was the as much good as the Foundation does every year. And by desire of early residents to help others in Sun City and the giving to them annually you can be a part of it. nearby area and the Foundation was born. The Founda“Do you have a wish list?” I asked him. “Well, I wish we tion’s board is composed of six to nine directors plus a non- had more we could give more away! And, I wish voting liaison from the Association. Notably, every member more families participated in giving, no matter how small is a director so all decision making is spread across the the gift.” Spoken, I thought, like a true hero. Think about entire group. The Foundation is not a club and is separate your life and how you can make a difference by including from the Association. You probably received a mailing in the Foundation in your will or trust. early November for their annual fund appeal which showed Look for the yellow sheet in the Tipster inserts SCV the grants awarded during the past year. Foundation, Celebrating our 18th Year and a mailing for Dick Cook is the current president. He is thoughtful, well more information on the Foundation and the organizations spoken and deeply committed. We talked about his comfunded in the past fiscal year. mitment and as we did, it was evident that he strongly


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Assistant Manager - Robin Coulter 917-8070 Let the Sun Shine In The new solar systems are all online gathering sunshine and turning it into energy. These systems are expected to generate over 50% of the electricity needed by our SCOV facilities. Now all residents may watch the sunshine convert to kilowatt-hours from data collected on the project’s monitoring system. It is not obvious from looking at the solar arrays in the parking lots and roofs at the main center, but there are five different systems providing energy to the Activity Center, Artisan Center, Restaurant and Pro Shop, Cart Barn, and Welcome Center. There are also systems at Catalina Vista, Desert Oasis and the Golf Maintenance facility. The solar stats can be found on our webpage under the Members/Member Services page in a section titled Solar Stats. So let the sun shine in and watch the energy add up.

Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius 917-8077 Happy Holidays Once again we gather with old and new friends to celebrate the holidays, and I wish you all the best. Please note facility holiday hours listed below. New changes are happening with the arrival of our new General Manager. As always, the staff is committed to bring you another great year to SCOV. I want to personally thank Janice Strassburg for sewing a cover for the upright piano at the Catalina Vista. She did a great job. Her efforts and the efforts of many of our residents have been wonderful. At times we have called on the woodshop members to help make something for the community, and sometimes residents just come forth to help. All this makes us the great community that we are. Make the most of each day and enjoy the holidays.

Community Services - Katy Mosier Office Hours 9-11 AM, Monday-Friday, Welcome Center 917-8058 New Development Standards Revision By now you have read the revised SCOV Development Standards which have just been published. If you have questions about any of the revisions, I encourage you to contact a member of the Architectural Review Committee to get clarification. I would like to take this opportunity to address a landscaping revision. It has been included because of a safety concern voiced by several residents and reviewed for its integrity by members of the ARC. Many shrubs had been planted years ago in close proximity to the driveways of our neighbors. Those same shrubs have grown so that they block the line of sight when the neighbor is exiting his/her driveway. As we back out of our driveways, close calls with other vehicles motoring down our street or with residents out walking have resulted because our vision is blocked. Our new landscaping requirement should help to alleviate this problem. No shrub or planting which significantly obstructs sight lines of persons exiting a driveway in an automobile, golf car or the like, shall be allowed. Such shrubs must be pruned to a height of 42” or less to allow a safe exit. With this new landscaping requirement, we will be safer. Please talk with your neighbors if you are experiencing a blind spot because their shrubbery is blocking your line of sight to the adjacent sidewalk or roadway, and perhaps work together to prune the culprit.

October 2016 Housing Resale Information Resales 2016 2015

For the Month YTD 21 199 18 169 2015 Total Sold - 194 2016: Active Listings as of 10/31/2016………...........23 2015: Active Listings as of 10/31/2015……..........….33

Source TARMLS®

October 2016 Avg. Age of New Owners:


Holiday Hours Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24

Welcome Center & Library closed Desert Oasis, 9 AM to 4 PM AFC/Pool, 6:30 AM to 3 PM Activity Center Closed Catalina Vista Closed

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member An informal exchange of information. Thursday, December 8, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

All facilities will be closed

Monday, December 26

Welcome Center and Library closed

New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 Welcome Center & Library closed Desert Oasis, 9 AM to 4 PM

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SCOV Name Tags Name tags with our logo are $8 each. The order form is available at Log in first then >Member Services >This & That >Name Tag Order Form.





Statement of Revenues Expenses Results Operations Statement of Revenues & and Expenses andand thethe Results ofof Operations


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



$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

257,690 39,004 106,845 9,562 73,715 2,883 30,460 520,159

$ 2,130,760 $ 138,094 $ 264,482 $ 22,770 $ 199,609 $ 12,273 126,454 $ $ 2,894,442

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,130,760 144,067 285,746 21,664 213,550 4,000 103,703 2,903,490

Asset Reserve Contribution Capital Fund Contribution Wash 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

$ $ $ $ $ $

(11,101) (43,185) 465,873

$ (1,075,000) $ $ (25,000) $ (16,152) $ (159,340) $ 1,618,950

$ $ $ $ $ $

(1,075,000) (25,000) (10,400) (155,659) 1,637,431

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

248,296 41,234 89,884 10,985 92,717 105,000 588,116

$ 986,586 $ 99,473 $ 355,409 $ 43,610 $ 377,856 $ 420,000 $ 2,282,934

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

966,840 100,956 363,276 47,353 380,626 420,000 2,279,051

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(118,320) 469,796

$ (442,577) $ 1,840,357

$ $

(420,000) 1,859,051






Results of Operations

Golf Course Revenues

For Four Months of the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 2015-2016 Pre-Paid Rounds $156,899 $154,147 Resident Daily Rounds $23,584 $15,720 Public Daily Rounds $68,001 $64,015 Totals



Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first four months


4 Months 2016-2017

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of the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Also included this month is a chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found at our website,, you must login first. Hold your cursor over Members >Financials >Monthly Financial Statements. At this page you will also find the Annual Budget. There are also copies of the monthly Financial Statements and a copy of the Annual Budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year in the SCOV Library in the Welcome Center. If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Finance and Budget Committee meeting which will be held Monday, December 19 at 1 PM in WC3. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 917-8060, or email me at Randy Trenary, Controller

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Unit # 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 12 12 12 12 17 18A

Welcome New Neighbors Name


Donna & William Brown Tucson, AZ Renee & John Balaco Cape Coral, FL Carig Barton Tucson, AZ Cynthia & Allen Matsumoto Grand Rapids, MI Sheila & Stephen Ross Tucson, AZ Lorene & Brad Knudson Oro Valley, AZ Nancy Newman & James Saltsman Belmont, MI Mary Beth & Paul Livingston Dayton, OH Katherine & Stasz Gorski Champaign, IL Kathleen & Robert Patterson Lowell, MI Charlotte & Robert Landis Alexandria, VA Annette Attianese & Norman Tauchin Federal Way, WA Beverly & Jimmy Johnston San Antonio, TX Christine & Kevin West Lansing, MI Deborah Berthelot Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada Amy & John Byron Hollister, CA Kathleen & Gerald Hrdy Oro Valley, AZ Carol & Alvin Koeneman Oro Valley, AZ Diane & Roger Nicholson Longview, WA Jane Stahmer & Clark Chipman Evanston, IL Barbara Berne Sunny Isles Beach, FL

SCOV Library - Kate Cusumano Online catalog: 917-8083

Did you know that there are over 4,200 videos in our collection? Finding the perfect movie is now easier since volunteer Christine Sullivan recently added genres to each record, a project that took almost four months. Whether it’s a romantic comedy you’re looking for, a thriller, documentary, foreign film, or whatever, you can type search terms into our online database and come up with great suggestions. Clicking on Details will open a summary of the movie, names of the actors, the year it was released, and more. Videos added to our collection before the new software was installed will not have as many details, but all will have genres. Please remember to handle our video disks by the outside edges, and remove them gently from their cases, so they can be viewed many times. New this month in books: the latest by David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich, Fannie Flagg, John Sandford, and Alexander McCall Smith.

Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis 917-8073 When Using AFC Exercise Studios If you bring any liquids into the Exercise Studios, the liquids must be in a sealable container and left on the perimeter of the Studios, not in the exercise area. Do not place any drinks on the audio-visual boxes. If you happen to spill the liquid you brought into the Studio, you are responsible to clean it up, and let your neighbor know if they might have accidently spilled something that needs to be cleaned-up. Make sure to check the bottom of your shoes for any rocks that might be stuck in them that might damage the floor.

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Special Note from the AFC Orientation on how to use the gym equipment will be held every Thursday at 1 PM, so stop in and sign up. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073. Contact Lonnie Davis, AFC Coordinator for any question or problems with the AFC. Phone: 917-8073 or email AFC and Desert Oasis: See Hours of Operation on page 2. Tuesday, December 13, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, December 14, the Desert Oasis pool will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time. Refer to the box on page 5 for holiday hours.

Help Needed Marketing Committee. Do you have experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and/or corporate communications? If so, we would love to have you volunteer to help out with the Marketing Committee. Please contact Barbara Ross, 818-0701 .

If You Rent Your Home

Please make sure your renters are aware of the following rules and rights: • The facility-use card is $25 (up to two cards), valid for the length of the lease and is non-transferable. • Access to all facilities (restaurant, golf course and Gift Shop), Aquatic & Fitness Center (including pool, gym and exercise classes), Desert Oasis, Catalina Vista, Activity Center, Artisan Center, Library and all workshops, studios, etc. • Participate in activities including use of tennis courts, pickleball, bocce ball, basketball courts, horse shoes, mini-golf, table tennis and billiards as well as join any club. • A renter will receive SCOV homeowner rates at the golf course (approximately 15% off rack rates) and 10% off at the Views Restaurant. • A renter is not allowed to vote in the HOA board elections or participate on a committee.

Tipster Article Submitters: Please note that the article deadline for the January Tipster is Wednesday, December 7. Submit your articles early or no later than December 7 due to the holidays later in the month. Thanks for your prompt submissions. 7

Association Committees Active Health Chair Janyce Lundstedt 503-475-0520 Oct.-May, Second Tue., 1:30 PM, WC1

The Active Health Committee (AHC) presentations for this season begin on Friday, December 9, 1PM, Auditorium with Putting Your Best Foot Forward by Dr. Timothy Short, DPM, Board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. Join Dr. Short for a discussion on how to keep your feet in the best shape to do all the activities you want to do. Questions are welcomed and encouraged. The AHC continues the Balance Class that uses simple Tai Chi principles and movements on Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM, and Wednesdays, 1-2 PM, AFC, January 9-March 1. You may attend one or two days per week. The minimum number of participants required is 30 per class and the maximum is 60 per class. The instructor, Heather Chalon, MPH, is a senior trainer in the Tai Chi for Health Institute. For more information, including registration and cost, see the flyer in this Tipster or on SCOV bulletin boards.

Aquatic Fitness Center Advisory Chair Michael Takerian 520-256-3213 First Wed., 11:30 AM, WC1

The purpose of the AFC Committee is to bring new ideas, address any issues regarding the AFC and to help and/or motivate our residents by providing information that will help them reach their goals. An excellent website for our active community members is The key to strength training the 50-year and older body safely comes down to: •Not training the same pattern of movement all the time •Not applying the same forces to joints and muscles in every workout •Using multiple angles over different planes of movement in some of your exercises. By utilizing all equipment available, you can remain strong beyond your 60s, 70s and even 80s.

Architectural Review Janice Strassburg, 520-338-2568, Second and Fourth Tue., 2 PM, WC3

Beginning in December on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, members of the ARC (Architectural Review Committee) will be available in the Kachina Lounge to discuss the Development Standards. If you wish, they may assist you in completing a submittal for improvements to the exterior of your home. We in Sun City all value our mountain views. Our documents do not and legally cannot protect a view even though Del Webb charged a premium for lots with a view. As good neighbors, we can look at what our vegetation does in obstructing a view of the guy next door. Early tract declarations addressed vegetation and walls in some areas as they related to a view. Is there really a difference between a hedge to be maintained at six feet and a shrub to be maintained at six feet? Just a thought.


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Consumer Referral - Vendor List Chair Gail Parson, 520-275-7117 Here are directions for looking up the Vendor List on the website (formerly called Consumer Referral List): Go to >Members >Member Services >Consumer Referral Vendor List >Read More. A printed copy of the Vendor List is located at the Welcome Desk in the Activity Center during center business hours. Vendors may call or email Gail Parson to inquire about applying to be on our Consumer Referral Vendor List.

Election Chair Don Stewart 618-980-3878 Election 2017 – New Process Over the summer the Election Committee explored offering an online voting option for SCOV elections. As you may recall, they asked the community for thoughts about this option and 275 of you responded. 192 of you said yes; 32 said yes, but had questions. There were 16 who said no and 34 who asked questions. The primary question and concern was protecting the anonymity of the voter. The Election Committee heard you and made this a mandate as they studied the online vote. In September the Board approved the Election Committee’s recommendation to offer an online vote. The company we are using is Vote-Now out of Florida. We will provide them a list of eligible voters and they will send out an online ballot unique for each unit/lot. Each unit/lot will have one vote which they can cast online if they have an email on file with SCOV. If there is no email on file, a paper ballot will be mailed to the address on file. The ballots will be cast by either email or mailed to Vote-Now in Florida. No ballots will be received in the Administrative office, you will mail them to Vote-Now. In addition to offering an online voting option, you will also be able to see the biography of the candidate online. There is also a new format for the forum which is now called an interview. Each candidate will be taped while being interviewed. The video will be posted on our YouTube channel and links sent out in an email blast and TWISCOV. If you’re not online, the interview videos will be shown in one of our rooms in February. The old forum format will also be offered in February. In the March 2016 election 61% of us voted. That’s good participation, but we can do better and have more people vote. The new options will make voting more convenient and it is our hope and goal that more of us will vote. We want everyone to participate.

Finance-Budget Chair Dick Brammell Third Mon., 1 PM, WC3

Help Collate the Tipster

Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers into the Tipster. Receive your Tipster early, share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. Usually the work is performed on the last business day of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994.

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Food and Beverage Chair Del Peterson 307-631-3114 October-June, First Tue., 9 AM, WC1

If you haven’t been to The Views Restaurant and Lounge in the last few weeks, we hope you will come in and take notice of some new changes. In a joint effort with the Food and Beverage Committee, Board Liaison member Meade Davis, President Don Coleman and General Manager Bob Mariani, it was recognized that changes needed to be made. The food was good, but the service was below what our residents deserve. New structure, training and oversight was needed. Quick action was taken. The new Food and Beverage Director, Aalt Brouwer, is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel Management. He has a strong background in the food service industry with experience at Marriott Hotels and, most recently, Hotel Congress. A new point of sale system was secured from Board revenues. The old system was outdated and could not keep up with the size of our operation. This new system will ensure faster service in the kitchen and bar. It should assist in the collection of revenues which will help increase our bottom line at year-end. Security in the storage areas has also been increased. Our sincere thanks to Bob Mariani for his strong actions in the last few months. We also want to thank Meade Davis and the Board for making these necessary changes. We hope the residents will see all the positive changes going forward.

Friends of the Library Did you know that all the audio,video and reading materials in our Library are provided by membership in Friends of the Library, fundraisers done by Friends of the Library plus donations of residents and grants procured by our awesome librarian? This year we have three major fundraisers. The month of January is a drive for Friends of the Library membership. February 18 is the biannual Home Tour of renovated Sun City homes, and March 10 is the annual Books and Authors Luncheon. If you have renovated your home and would like to be part of our own little street of dreams, please submit an application. You can complete an application online by going to, click on Library, scroll down to Related Links and click on Home Tour Application. There are also printed applications in the Library.

Future Housing Task Force Co-Chairs Sally Evert 818-3068 Jon Olson 818-3705 Third Wed., 9AM, WC1

The committee’s goal is to provide a report to the Board which recommends different options future home buyers may want that our current housing stock doesn’t provide. To include the community, we will be developing a multilayered process for gaining community input into our information base. If we can find changes that are needed and agree upon them, we will assure that present homeowners will be able to sell their homes when they desire and that we remain competitive with newer communities.


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Gift Shop Co-Chairs Barbara Gioioso 668-8610, Randi Leonard 638-7548 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-4 PM; Sat., 9 AM-12:30 PM The Arts and Crafts Show, sponsored by the Gift Shop, is December 3, 9 AM-3 PM, Activity Center. Come find unique gifts made exclusively by fellow residents. December featured artists in the Gift Shop are Julie Holtry, Roland Deeter and Elaine Deeter.

Julie makes jewelry and Oriental-themed note cards. Her trademark is her pendant dragonfly which dons the necks of many local residents. Julie says, “I think I have a dragonfly for every outfit I have. They are such fun to wear!” Elaine began creating greeting cards for her personal use before offering them in our Gift Shop. She enjoys seeing people appreciate her work and hearing how their friends and family like receiving handmade cards. Woodworker Roland started making cutting boards for his family, then moved on to small bowls, pepper and salt grinders. He also makes pens, flashlights, wine openers and magnifying glasses from wood and acrylic materials.

Government Affairs Mike Moyer, 818-6509, Second Wed., 1:30 PM, WC3

Melissa Martin, assistant to Senator Jeff Flake, will be in the Activity Center/Kachina Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 10:30 AM, to assist residents with issues that might need help from our senator in Washington.

Loan Room - Community Assistance Chair Gay Russell 825-5763 Meeting Third Thu., 3 PM, WC1

The end of the calendar year is upon us and it is a busy time for SCOV residents. When you need extra tables, chairs, beds and children’s items, see us at the Loan Room for short-term loans. You may also request items on the SCOV website. Be sure to request items for Tuesdays or Thursdays as those are the days the Loan Room is open, from 8 to 9 AM. We are located at the end of the Cart Barn. Reservations may be made up to two months in advance. Please recycle your aluminum cans in the blue bins located around our neighborhood. These support the Loan Room services. Our third delivery of the fiscal year to the scrapyard was a load of 540 pounds of aluminum cans for which we received $216.00. Fiscal year to date, we have delivered 1,580 pounds of cans and received $632.00. Thank you Jerry Cohen, Dennis Campbell, David Flatness and Dave Johnson for transporting and loading the cans. If you have friends or neighbors who aren’t contributing aluminum cans, please remind them of the program.


Marketing Barbara Ross 818-0701 Fourth Thu., 3 PM, WC1

The committee will not meet during December. The committee will meet twice in January: 3-4:30 PM January 5 in WC2 and 3-4:30 PM January 26 in WC1.

Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tue., 2 PM, WC3 ‘Tis the Season – Once Again We wish you a most happy holiday season. Our community is looking absolutely beautiful, so take time to look around. We should indeed feel very proud of the way we look: not only to neighbors and ourselves, but also to those individuals who visit with the thought in mind to buy and move here. We sincerely thank you for your cooperation in helping to make SCOV such a beautiful and wonderful community in which to live. With the holiday season upon us, enjoy your families, your friends and neighbors and especially our beautiful community. ‘Tis the season once again, and the Neighborhood Pride Committee hopes you have a joyous one and a Happy New Year.

Posse Chair Larry Clark 404-7664 First Tue., 3 PM, Catalina Vista (must be logged in first)

Why does the Posse patrol SCOV every night? The number one reason is to find open garage doors. Last year we found 947 garage doors up. When we find an open door, we turn on our vehicle’s flashing lights, and then look up your phone number so we can call. If we don’t have the correct number for you or your renters, we must call 911 and get assistance from OVPD. We want your garage doors closed so that you will find your golf clubs and tools still in your garage the following morning, and just as important, you will not find a rattlesnake under your car, where it came in looking for warmth. Safety and security are very important to those who serve on the four Posse Squads in our community. Please volunteer and become a member.

Properties Chair Ed Zwerling, 520-329-0737, Third Thu., 9AM, WC1

The Properties Committee has completed our biannual inspection. The inspectors looked for safety violations, housekeeping problems and the physical condition of our facilities. We found the general condition to be excellent. Much of this is due to the proactive approach taken by staff to replace roofs and repaint most of the buildings over this past summer. The various clubs have done a commendable job in keeping their areas clean and well organized. There were a few issues identified that need remediation and should be acted on in the near future. All residents are encouraged to express their concerns about our facilities to the Properties Committee, the Board of Directors or staff. The solar generation project has been completed and is now producing electricity and reducing our carbon foot print. See the Assistant Manager’s column on page 5 on how to access real-time statistics related to our solar project. We are always looking for new members. You don’t have


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to have a technical background to join. Our meetings are open to the public, and we encourage all residents to attend.

Tipster Editorial Co-chair Lou Phillippi 638-6957 Co-chair Vicki Ettleman 519-9781

The next Tipster Editorial Committee meeting is Thursday, December 15, 9 AM, WC3. Please note the following dates for Tipster training sessions. If you are a new submitter for your organization, you must attend one of these sessions. See page 16 for registration information. Monday, January 23, 9 AM, WC3 Friday, February 10, 9 AM, WC1 Wednesday, February 22, 9 AM, WC1.

Golf Head Golf Professional - Kim Griggs 917-8053 Pro Shop hours are as follows for the holidays: Christmas Eve Day we will close at 2 PM, and we will be closed Christmas Day. We will also be closing on New Year’s Day at 2 PM. Happy holidays. In December we will be keeping our walking signs at 7:30 AM, at which time walkers will need to be off the golf course. This will also be true on Tuesdays. If you walk or drive your golf car in the evenings, please remember that there will be golfers still on the course. You must yield to the golfers to avoid injury. Please do not use the golf course as a cutthrough to get to the Pro Shop, Restaurant, Fitness Center or Welcome Center. Use Rancho Vistoso Blvd. so that you do not get hit by a golf ball or upset the golfers during their play. Come in and check our new Pro Shop. Residents receive 15% off all items except golf balls, clubs and sale items. Annual Pass holders receive 30% off as well. Pass Holder Appreciation in December: 15% off golf balls (in stock) through December 31. Just a reminder that our dress code also applies to the driving range, chipping area and putting greens: no denim, must have a collared shirt, no cut-offs, gym shorts or swim wear. Also, there is no chipping above your waist on the lower putting green. Please use our chipping area down below for those types of shots.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf 917-8063 December is historically the time of year when the temperatures get cold enough for frost. Now is a good time to go over what kind of damage occurs and the procedures to follow during these cold mornings.

Walking or driving on frosted grass causes damage to green leaf tissue which eventually leads to the grass dying. When the roughs go dormant and turn brown they are no longer susceptible to frost damage, but the overseeded fairways, tees and greens can be damaged. Every cold morning that frost is possible, a message will be left before 6 AM on the frost-delay phone line stating what the conditions are on the course and how those conditions will impact the golfers. Also, there will be a frost message on The Views Golf Club webpage. If the temperature is cold, but the frost is not


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that bad we might not have a delay, but the golf carts could be restricted to the cart path for a determined amount of time. If the frost is more severe and requires a delay, it will reflect the earliest time the golf course can be prepared for golf and for play to start. Mowing of the greens and moving the pins needs to be done before golfers can begin play. Additional reminders: the putting green, driving range tee and chipping area all have overseeded grasses, so they will also be closed until the Pro Shop is notified of their opening.

Golf Advisory Chair Tim Kelley 734-645-8199 First Wed., 2 PM, WC3

The November meeting of Golf Advisory included discussions of Casual Golf, Golf Cart Registrations, the location for the Golf Awards and the upcoming 2017 Golf Club Fair. At the December 7 meeting, we will continue discussing these items, hopefully bringing some of them to a conclusion. To learn more, contact your club representative or Tim Kelley. The December meeting will also be a changing of the guard for the General Manager. Mark Wade, our new GM will be attending his first Golf Advisory meeting. We all look forward to meeting him and learning about his experience and successes at Leisure World in Mesa. That meeting will also be Bob Mariani’s last. We thank him for his years of service and ever-present input into the maintenance and operation of The Views. Enjoy your retirement, Bob.

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club

Pres. John Rowe 651-325-8122

The Views Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club Pres. Jim Mitchell 818-2893 Membership David Chatterton 520-204-5636 Play Thu.

Welcome to those returning to SCOV for the winter, and welcome to new members. We play at 8 AM on Thursday morning, now that the days are shorter. The course is reseeded and looking great for winter play. We have several fun games we play, put in your two bucks and win some credit at the Pro Shop. Come join us; we appreciate new members.

The Views Women’s Golf Club Pres. Nancy Klucking 360-671-4488 Membership Pat Tempestini 825-9328 and Sue LaFontaine 742-0346 Play Tue., 11:15 AM, crossover tee times

We’re looking forward to the holiday party to be held following golf December 6, when we will also have the general meeting. Please remember to sign up for Tuesday league golf in the Pro Shop in the 18-Hole Women’s book. Deadline to sign up for the President’s Cup is December 27. I encourage all members to participate in this fun competition. Play begins in January.

The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Janet Kimble 825-3172 Membership Jennifer Clark Play Thu.

Our 2016-2017 golf season has begun. We had our general meeting and welcome-back luncheon on November 3, and six new members were introduced. In addition to our weekly play on Thursday mornings, we will host the Guys and Dolls Tournament on January 19 and our Invitational on March 23. Our Christmas party and next general meeting will be on December 1. Membership dues are $50 and $5 optional Hole-in-One fee. Contact Jennifer Clark regarding joining; we’d love to have you.

Membership Jim Fogel 208-861-3220 Play Wed.

Pass Holder Benefits This month The Views Golf Club Annual Pass Holders special is

15% off Golf Balls

Men’s Club outing to Pinetop. By now the President’s Cup is finished, and we will announce the winners next month. Hopefully all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas, maybe new clubs under the tree. We still have more golf to attend to this month: Coyote Scramble followed by the Bash on December 7, a Two-Man Shamble on December 14, Two-Man Better Ball December 21, and our last outing of the year, an Individual Stableford on December 28. Remember to turn in your annual dues of $45 and holein-one insurance of $15 by December 15. You may pick up the forms at the Pro Shop in the Men’s 18-Hole Club book. There is a late renewal fee after December 15. Happy Holidays to all.

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Not a Pass Holder?

Call Kat at 917-8068 for details.


Backyard poinsettias. Photo by Barbara Krecklow.



Happy Hour 3-5 PM Martini Monday $5 martinis

Check-in Tuesday Check in on FB or Yelp & receive 20% off your bill. Does not include alcohol. $8 cheese board

Wine Wednesday ½ off bottles of wine $5 prickly pear margaritas

Throwback Thursday $10 sampler platter; $4 grilled cheese & chips. Receive a 20% off coupon your next visit for every $15 (food purchase) spent

Live Music Friday 4-7 PM Afternoon Bites Menu

Sangria Saturday $3 sangria $4 Mexican beer Free chips and salsa

All-American Sunday $5 pitchers domestic beer $3 mimosas $3 hot dog & chips

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Food & Beverage Director - Aalt Brouwer 917-8074

Seasons Greetings from the Views Restaurant. As the holidays approach, we at The Views can’t help but think about family, friends and traditions that have been passed down over the years. My family traditions are ingrained in me as much as the songs we all hear on the radio, from Virginia ham and cranberry salad to the desserts my grandmother made every year in such large quantities that they lasted through the new year. Since the holidays are all about sharing, I thought for my first article I would share a recipe that my grandmother passed down to me years ago. This recipe is one of the reasons I grew a passion for food. I hope you enjoy it. Raisin-Filled Cookies Ingredients 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter, softened ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 3 tablespoons buttermilk 5 cups all-purpose flour Filling 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 cups boiling water 3 tablespoons all-purpose 1½ cup seedless raisins flour Directions 1. In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle. 2. For filling, in a saucepan combine the cornstarch, flour and brown sugar. Stir in water until smooth. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thickened. Cool. 3. On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with floured 3 inch round cookie cutters. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on top of half the circles and top each with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top. 4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3½ dozen. This year at The Views, for the first time, we will be offering a beautiful Christmas Eve Dinner. We hope to share our holiday cheer with you over a 5-course dinner paired with 5 cocktails. Each course created by our very talented Chef de Cuisine Steve Shimmin will be complimented by a variety of unique takes on traditional holiday cocktails. This dinner will be limited seating only with two times, at 2 PM and at 6 PM. We will have vegan options available for each course. The price for the 5-course dinner is $45 per person. We look forward to having you as our guest. See page 29 for more information. The winners of the monthly comment card random drawing are: Teresa Kern, Marge Allen, Mick Lynch, Corinne Kulick and Beverly Dick. Turn in a comment card, and you’ll have a chance to win a free breakfast or lunch. Happy Holidays.


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Sun City Vistoso Foundation Pres. Dick Cook, 328-8674 Larry Hoaglund, 520-825-6801, Tuesday, Nov 17,1:00 PM, Desert Oasis

The Sun City Foundation is in the midst of its annual fund raising drive. Any donations made by December 31 are deductible from this year’s federal income taxes. Donations may be made by check, stocks or gifts-in-kind. Funds received are used to fund health, cultural, educational, recreational and charitable needs. Requests for funds from these types of organizations are always welcome. The foundation’s address is 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Look for the yellow sheet in the Tipster inserts SCV Foundation, Celebrating our 18th Year and a mailing for more information on the Foundation and the organizations funded in the past fiscal year.

Coming Events

Tuesday, December 13, 10 AM Tucson Museum of Art Talks The topic of this month’s talk is You Call That Art? It will be presented by docent Harry Hakanson, Activity Center/ Navajo. Harry was here last April and did a great job telling us about Art and Culture of the 60’s. Try not to miss this one. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann 427-7777.

Tuesday and Friday, December 13 and 16, 7 PM Spirit of the Holidays! Concerts Don’t miss the Sun City Singers Spirit of the Holidays! concerts in the Auditorium. We invite everyone to come to one of the concerts and join us as we celebrate this special Christmas/Hanukkah season. Look for details on posters in all facilities. Two performances, open seating.

Tickets on sale at Activity Center/Lobby, 9 AM-Noon, $5 pp Mon.-Fri., Dec. 5-9; Mon., Dec. 12; Wed.-Thu., Dec. 14-15.

Thursday, December 15, 10 AM

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

University of Arizona Art Museum Another great free lecture from the U of A Art Museum. This month’s topic is Twisting Traditions in Sculpture. Join us at 10 AM, Activity Center/Navajo. Take advantage of this series of great talks.

Every Friday, 4-7 PM

Friday, December 23, 2 PM

The Views Restaurant Happy Hour Please join us and expect the best in live entertainment shows during Friday Happy Hour.

Friday, December 2 Nordstroms Can you believe we are talking about our annual trip to the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale? You can do some holiday shopping, enjoy the holiday decorations and have lunch. Residents say this trip puts them in a holiday mood. Men are welcome. Sit back and enjoy a luxury bus ride. Bus prices have increased this year.

Tickets are on sale at the Welcome Center, $30 pp.

Saturday, December 3, 9 AM-3 PM SCOV’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival SCOV’s Gift Shop sponsors over 50 artists and crafters selling their handmade items. The festival includes great food and beverages from The Views Restaurant, demos and a raffle. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for IMPACT, a local food bank.

Friday, December 9, 1 PM, Auditorium Putting Your Best Foot Forward The SCOV Active Health Committee sponsors this presentation by Dr. Timothy Short, DPM, board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Short will discuss how to keep your feet healthy as well as how to prevent and manage common foot problems. Questions are welcomed and encouraged.

Saturday, December 10, 12 PM Golf Cart Parade Join the fun; entry forms are available in the Welcome Center. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 2. If you are not entering, please watch along the route. The parade starts at noon by the mini golf course. Prizes will be awarded

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Community Holiday SingALong Everyone is invited to come sing Christmas and Hanukah songs along with the Ukulele Club in the Activity Center/ Kachina Lounge. Bring your holiday spirit for this entertaining event to sing the songs you know and love.

Saturday, December 31, 6:30 PM Villanellas New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance 6:30 PM social hour, 7 PM dinner, Activity Center/Indian Rooms, everyone welcome. See Dance-Ballroom for details.

Saturday, January 14, 7 PM Missouri Opry­—Back to the Fifties This Branson-like group entertained here a few years ago to rave reviews and a sell-out. It’s a show with music and laughter. Come hear the tunes of Elvis, Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, the Beatles, Patsy Cline and so many more. The Missouri Opry performs all over the USA and has its own theater in Lake of the Ozarks. Gather your friends for cabaret seating and bring your own snacks and drinks. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the fun starts at 7 PM. Get your tickets early for a wonderful night of music and entertainment.

Tickets on sale Wednesday, December 14, Welcome Center, $20 pp.

Saturday, January 28 Pancake Breakfast Get ready to enjoy pancakes, ham, coffee and conversation with your neighbors at the Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Community Assistance Committee. Proceeds from this popular breakfast support the Loan Room, a free service provided to SCOV residents.


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- Resident submitted photos

Queen butterfly. Photo by Steve Holmes.

Hummingbird on bottle brush. Photo by Randall Moody.

Hummingbirds at dusk. Photo by Barbara Kasierski.

Bobcats out for a stroll. Photo by Steve Holmes.

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Harvest moonrise over Mt. Lemmon. Photo by Jean Conrow.

Three bobcats resting on a wall. Photo by Gerry Mindel.

A “hen party.” Photo by John Tansley.

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Workshops and Classes

Special Events for Clubs See club articles for full details. Sun City Singles, Bocce, Thu., Dec. 1, 4 PM. Sun City Singles, Golf, Sun., Dec. 4, The Views. Sun City Singles, Dinner, Thu., Dec. 8, 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Papago. Kactus Kickers, Dance, Fri., Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30 PM, Auditorium. Sundancers, Intro to Square Dancing, Wed., Dec. 7, 6 PM, Auditorium. Day Trippers, Sat., Dec. 10, Christmas Home Tour, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Day Trippers, Annual Holiday Party, Sun., Dec. 11, 1-4 PM, Auditorium. Genealogy, How to Use DNA in Family Search, Tue., Dec. 13, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Sundancers, Intro to Square Dancing, Wed., Dec. 14, 6 PM, Auditorium. Dinner ‘n Show, Sat., Dec. 17, The Duttons in Mesa, lunch at The Mining Camp. Sun City Singles, Happy Hour, Fri., Dec. 30, 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Papago. Rock ‘n Roll, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve dance, 8 PM-Midnight, Auditorium. Kactus Kickers dance lessons begin Thu., Jan. 5, 6:30 & 7:30 PM, Auditorium. Day Trippers, Mon., Jan. 9, Free Wild Horse Casino Trip. Bus leaves at 9 AM. Kactus Kickers Dance, Fri., Jan. 12, 6:30-9:30 PM, Auditorium. Racquetball, Annual Meeting, Thu., Jan. 26, 4:30 PM, AC/Navajo. Dinner ‘n Show, Sat., Jan. 28. Is He Dead?, Hale Center in Gilbert. Meal at Mount Athos Greek in Florence.

Golf Lessons Available Great Gift Idea Head Golf Professional, Kim Griggs is a PGA-certified instructor. Rates are $45 for ½ hour and $55 for 45 minutes. We also offer packages. Call the Pro Shop for more information



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AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Classes Classes are usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM, WC1. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend, you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie at 917-8073. You could save the life of a loved one. Call Lonnie now to reserve a place at the session on December 28. Association-Sponsored Fitness Purchase a punch card from the receptionist at the Administration Office in the Welcome Center, $20/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is $3 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Aqua Zumba® Tue., 1-2 PM, AFC Pool Cardio Chair Aerobics: Tue., Thur., 10:30-11:30 AM; Sat., 9-10 AM, Catalina Vista. Core Conditioning Mon., 5:30-6:30 PM; Wed.. 3-4 PM, AFC Sunrisers Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-8 AM, AFC Sweat Stretch Tue., Thu., 7:30-9 AM, AFC. Zumba® Tue., 9:15-10:10 AM; Thu., 5:30-6:30 PM, AFC Water Aerobics Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-11 AM, AFC Pool. ILR (Institute of Learning in Retirement) Samplers All Samplers are held on Thursdays, 2-3:45 PM, Catalina Vista. All SCOV residents are welcome, no registration or fee necessary. Dec. 1 Dec. 8

Myth and Other Languages, Jack Peradotto, Ph.D Preview of Winter ILR Classes

For speakers’ topic descriptions and professional profiles, go to SCOV/ILR website If you have a subject to present or a speaker to recommend for a Sampler, email Hal Schroeder halschroed@aol. com or Sally Evert Line Dance Classes Fall Basic Step Lessons: 5 classes, cost $25, Thursday, December 1, 4:15-5 PM; Saturdays, December 10, 17, 11:30-12:15 PM, Auditorium. Optional practices Wednesdays, 3:05-3:50 PM, Dance Studio. Register by calling Kay Sheetz 818-1949. Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4-5:30 PM, WC3. This class has helped many and is a great support to those with Parkinson’s. Cost $10 per class or $50 per month. Spouse or caregiver is welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins at 219-3561. Tipster Submitter Classes Everyone who submits an article for the Tipster must attend one class. We explain the Article Standards by which the Tipster Editorial Committee edits your article. There will be detailed information about using the computerized submission system, including submitting photos to enhance your article and how to access and print pages from the online version of the Tipster. We hope you can make one of these classes Registration is online at Monday, January 23, 9 AM in WC3 Friday, February 10, 9 AM in WC1 Wednesday, February 22, 9 AM in WC1


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For Your Information

The items under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AARP Smart Driver Course 

Thursday, January 19, 9 AM-1 PM, WC3. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 25 students. Newly designed in 2014, the Driver Safety class is renamed as Smart Driver Course. This classroom course for mature drivers brings new video and updated leaning materials for your classroom enjoyment. Learn defensive driving techniques, new laws, how to adjust your driving habits to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Many insurance companies provide a multi-year discount for completing this course (check with your insurance provider).
To register call Coco Sullivan 520-917-8072. 
$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members. American Red Cross Blood Drive SCOV’s next drive is Thursday, December 15, 8-11 AM, Auditorium. You can begin your holiday season by donating this gift of life. Your generous spirit and willingness to give back to your community is contagious; infect and bring a neighbor. Schedule an appointment by calling the Red Cross, 1-800-448-3543 or by visiting Auditorium Holiday Decorations Volunteers needed to help take down holiday decorations in the Auditorium Monday, January 2, 9:30 AM. Please come and help. Costume Closet The Costume Closet is available to all residents by appointment only. For assistance, call Marty Siracusa, 8256961 or Betty Verderese, 825-7811. Please do not return items to Desert Oasis monitor. Found Jewelry Found: a piece of jewelry in parking lot in front of Miniature Golf on October 30. Call Leslie Esparza at 825-8271 to claim. Friends of Classical Chamber Music We would like to form a small committee to bring classical chamber music concerts to SCOV. If you are interested in joining with us to make this happen, or are simply interested in attending such concerts, please contact me, Ronald Shelden, at

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. A big thank you to all who contributed to the success of SCOV Women’s Auxiliary Fall Luncheon and Accessories Boutique. You purchased tickets to the event, donated boutique items, donated money and shopped in the Boutique.

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All net proceeds will go directly to Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence. Thank you all. SCOV Womens Auxiliary A very, very big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped deliver the telephone directories. I couldn’t do my job without each of you. And for those who missed this year, there is always next year. Carolyn Lerch Thank you for your wonderful support of the Vistoso Cyclists’ Food Bank Drive. Again this year, you’ve answered the call. The Vistoso Cyclists members, Sun City Oro Valley residents, together with the Sun City Vistoso Foundation raised $30,253.20 in food and donations. This enables Interfaith Community Services (ICS) to provide needed help for those families, individuals and seniors less fortunate, especially as we head into the holiday season. David & Marlys Nelson, Co-Chairs


Residents Rosary (Rose) Cherek 1 Steve Jumelet 1 Ron Craig 1 Rosemary Randall 1 Howard George 1 Former Residents Jim Grills 1 Phil Bishop 1 Ella Mae “Ellie” Davis 1 Pat Gibson 1 John Houserman 1

October 13 October 28 October 31 November 20 November 21 September 14 October 11 October 18 November 8 November 13

Clubs Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Art League Co-Pres. Dave Dame 825-7430, Judy Bjorling 818-1296 Barkcarvers - Gourd - Woodcarvers Woodcarvers John Shaw 825-1368 Sat., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary Barkcarvers Ted Rydzewski 825-8624 Tue., 1-4 PM; Thu., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary Gourds Kaaren Drent 818-2343, Mon., 1-4 PM, Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary

Anyone interested in learning bark carving, contact Ted Rydzewski.

Join the Posse The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Call Larry Clark 520-404-7664 17

Clay Pres. Joan Kelley 734-255-9644 Sep.-May, First Thu., 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery Change is in the air with elections over and the year-end party fast approaching. Sign up for the Friday, December 9 party in the studio and look for the proposed slate of 2017 officers posted on the bulletin board. Thanks to all who have worked hard to make this club a successful, creative environment. It simply does not work with so many members if we don’t all pull together and share the load. Please think about what you can do to contribute and join one of the teams to add your hands to the work and your laughter to the Mary Murck having fun. process. Clay Club policies, rules and procedures have been updated and posted in the studio. These are designed to enhance the studio experience by keeping us all in the know about how our particular environment works best. Please read and direct questions to club officers and team leaders. Keep having fun.

Colored Pencil Vanessa Edwards 825-1144 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Love color? Interested in exploring patterns and shapes, darks and lights? Colored pencil may be just for you. This is an easy, yet exacting medium. We will show you some tricks which will smooth your artistic experience. You do not need to be able to draw. You will see the world in whole new light. Come join us.

Fine Arts Studio Pres. Mellanie Herbert 825-2258 Wed., 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Our fine group of artists, increased by winter members, is busy painting. We draw, paint, have coffee and treats and critique volunteered projects at 11 AM. Happenings and art world shows are also discussed at this time. As you read this, the Art League, which includes our club, has works on display in the Activity Center. The show theme is Black and White and will hang through December. Please come and peruse our work; you’ll be amazed at the talent we have in SCOV. We invite everyone interested to visit us on Wednesday mornings and share our wealth.

Japanese Flower Arranging Donald Marier 825-4878 Doris Oliver 818-1512 Oct.-May, Second and Fourth Mon., 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Garage Doors If you have a new garage door, remember it must be painted either the main body color or one of the trim colors of your house.


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Modelers Pres. Fred Faust 907-3469 Second Fri., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Work continues on the train layout in the Modelers’ Room. Much has been accomplished since last year at this time. Members are Photo by Tom Prall. preparing for the holiday open houses that are scheduled as follows: Thursday, December 22, Friday, December 23, Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30, 10 AM-Noon and 1-3 PM on all four days. On any other day, if the lights are on and someone is in the room, stop in. All SCOV residents are welcome at our monthly meetings and the use of the Modelers’ Room. At our meetings, you will see what we are about and you may enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet roll. From time to time, we schedule field trips of interest to modelers.

Open Studio Artists Pres. Carol Nagel 825-3097 Thu., 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

We welcome a variety of skill levels and have room for more artists. If you are a little rusty and want to get back to your art, come join us. There is always room for one more.

Vistoso Photo Pres. Ken Ayers 638-7916 Sep.-May Second and Fourth Wed., 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista

We will meet only once during the month of December. The subject of the competition on December 14 will be Fences. The judge will be Tucson professional photographer Steve Lambesis. Sun, Water, Plants and Pond by Val Plumlee. Please join us for an enjoyable and instructive evening. We break for refreshments and socializing. Besides holding friendly competitions monthly for all skill levels, we host guest speakers, offer skill-building workshops, and provide equipment in the Photo Lab when lab monitors are present for members to use Photoshop Elements, print their photos and cut mats. Winners in the October competition Ambient Light were Jack Welch, Ken Ayers, Harvey Gardner, Val Plumlee, Laura Hackenbrock, Steve Perkins, Kathy Kellner, Steve Alverdes, and Dave Henderson. Enjoy viewing the club’s photo gallery of digital-competition submissions on our website. Guests are always welcome, please join us.


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P Pres. Laurie Lichaa 812-0198 Mon., 9 AM-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

We have some beautiful pieces underway and most of our winter residents have returned to share the activities. Aleda Haug, our human head class instructor, has returned for this season and is continuing her classes. She is welcoming back her previous students and invites anyone interested in creating a realistic bust sculpture to come in on Monday mornings and join her class. Aleda is an excellent teacher and exquisite sculptor in her own right. We are lucky to have her in SCOV.

Seniors for Kids Sharon Larsen 818-2791 Sewing/Crafting for SFK, Mon., 1-3 PM, Wed., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing Toy Woodworking, various times, Artisan Center/Wood Shop First Thu., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/3 Pusch Ridge

Seniors for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting children at Three Points Clinic, Aviva Children’s Services, Northwest Birthing Center, Family First Services and Tri-Community Food Bank. The finishing touches have been put on all the toys for our annual distribution. Come and see the toys on display Thursday, December 1, 8:30 AM in the Welcome Center/Conference Room 3. Starting at 9:00 AM, volunteers will be choosing and packing up the toys and clothing to take to the five charities. Additionally, we are supporting 25 small children in the Tri-Community area with requested gifts and food for their families. Everyone can contribute to our club by signing up with Fry’s and Amazon Smile, where monetary donations from these companies will be made to SFKs when you choose Seniors For Kids as your favorite charity.

Sewing Thimblelenas

Penny Burroughs 530-545-2642 Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

The annual Thimblelenas meeting for the election of 2017 officers is Thursday, December 1, 3 PM, Sewing Room. The Orientation/Pfaff class will be on Friday, December 16. Use of the room and equipment requires an hour orientation class for first-time users. You can sign up for these orientation sessions and future classes listed on sheets posted outside the Sewing Room door. The Sewing Room is kept locked when not in use and opened when supervised by a sewing room monitor. Thimblelenas annual dues are $5 January 1 to December 31. Our group always welcomes new members. When you join Thimblelenas you can be active in as many of the seven groups as you wish: Pet Beds, Seniors for Kids, Casa Amigas, Sun City Vistoso Quilters, Machine Embroidery, Tapestry Rug Hooking and Cheer Bears.

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Casa Amigas

Karen Hasselbach 520-360-0215 Mon. and Thu., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

In your own sewing closet at home, do you have any larger yardage of fabric that we can use for our projects to help children and veterans? We would love to hear from you. Our sewing projects include creating clothes for youth such as skater skirts, dresses, pajamas, shorts, tops, vests and quilts and pillow cases that are so colorful. You say, “Pillow cases?” That is one item many cannot afford for their family. These kids need our help. Making items for them warms our hearts and gives meaning to our own lives. Join us. We will show you the easy way to make any item. We welcome you. Cheer Bears

Sep.-May, Wed., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

Machine Embroidery

Sharon Larsen 818-2791 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 825-5278 4D Computer Training Debra Dirks 825-2248 Third Thu., 1:30 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

All Thimblelena members interested in machine embroidery are welcome at our monthly meetings. It’s always fun sharing ideas and to see what people are doing. Who knew that embroidering on card-stock could be so much fun. Watch your email for the Embroidered Greeting Card time and location of our December 8 Holiday Party. Pet Beds

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

Are you a pet lover? So many of us are. We have a simple and easy project you can help us with on Tuesday afternoons. Sewing is definitely not a requirement. We just snip away at washable fabric and stuff pillows for our friends at the Humane Society. Sun City Vistoso Quilters

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

Our year has come to an end so its time for our annual holiday pizza party. We are also going to play our traditional LRC (left, right, center) game with charm squares. Each of us will bring 15 5-inch charm squares to play with. Don’t forget to show off your holiday projects during show-andtell time. Keep in mind that our quilt show is creeping up. It is always held on the first weekend of March. Our beautiful raffle quilt will be on display beginning in January. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Ann Feeney 818-0340 Tue., 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Sewing

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


Show ‘N Share Marion Nelmark 825-9331 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Silversmith and Lapidary President Hartmut Wagner, 825-4175, Shop Hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM. Friday, 9 AM-Noon. First Mon., 3:30 PM, Artisan Center, Silversmith Studio.

We welcome six new members to our club who successfully completed our late October beginner’s class. The next class will be scheduled in January or early February. The casting orientation in early November was well attended and the subsequent casting session produced some great results. Stop in and sign up for a future casting in the New Year. Our club holiday party is being planned for January, with date to be determined. A huge thank you to the many members who volunteer time and talent, in so many ways, to make our club a success. Happy holidays to all. Let’s have a healthy and productive New Year.

Stained/Fused Glass Lei Bammel 818-0017 Wye Mace 825-8738 Fusing: Tue. and Thu., 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Open Studio, any time Tue.-Sun., Artisan Center/Stained Glass

Welcome to all new members and residents that have returned to join us as we work with glass in many new and exciting ways. Juliet Williams returned just in time to help with all the questions and see how we have grown in the last few months. I hope everyone had a chance to see the display window at the workshop for Halloween. It was filled with bats and ghosts not to mention spiders. What a group of talented folks we have here. In October, we said goodbye to Jeff Puskas (room monitor, Saying goodbye is never easy. instructor, our treasurer and all around great guy). We will certainly miss him as he returns to Colorado to be with family and wish him well in future endeavors. Thanks to all volunteers that help with towels, kilns and keeping things clean and running. Don’t miss the annual hand-made ornament exchange Wednesday, December 7, 1 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam.

Water Media P res. John Ebert 818-1830 Tue., 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Metaphor: When you start on a long journey, trees are trees, water is water, and mountains are mountains. After you have gone some distance, trees are no longer trees, water no longer water, mountains no longer mountains. But after you have traveled a great distance, trees are once again trees, water is once again water, mountains are once a gain mountains. –Zen teaching. We look forward to you being with us Tuesday mornings for water media painting.


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Woodworking Pres. John Njaa 825-5486 Membership Lauren Strassburg 338-2568 Next meeting Nov. 16, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro The club’s annual holiday luncheon is Wednesday, December 14, Noon, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo. It will be preceded by a short business meeting for the purpose of electing club officers for 2017. Other luncheon events will include drawings for fabulous door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. To attend, stop by the shop and sign up on the sheet provided. Seating is limited to 44 club members and guests, so sign up early. The menu will also be posted in the shop and on our website. Have questions about how to set up and operate a machine? The answers can be found when you read the operator’s manual, the placards and notes on and near the machine or talk to a monitor. Operator’s manuals are available in the shop and our website. Be informed and be safe.

Continuing Education Astronomy Pres. Ron Collins 812-344-4772 Oct.-May, Third Thu., 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

The Astronomy Club continues its exciting series of astronomy lectures. On Thursday, December 15, our speaker is Dr. Christopher Corbally, S.J., a researcher for the Vatican Observatory. A former project scientist for the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham, he will speak on telescope technology and study of multiple star systems and their composition. He was president of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science. Tucson is considered a home Club members are learning about for astronomy. Consider joining the 10-meter telescope on Mt. Graour club and enjoying the variety ham and how it interacts with the of activities we have scheduled. 12-meter telescope on Kitt Peak. What’s a Star Party? See our website.

Bible Men’s Bible Study

Darwin Thornton 638-7024 Rick Thomas 591-0475 Oct.-May, Tue., 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

We’re studying First and Second Thessalonians during this fall session. It’s great to welcome both cooler weather and a return to our fellowship among believers. After the study, many of the men meet at The Views Restaurant for breakfast. Plan to be enriched, blessed and prepared for stronger discipleship in your life.


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Precept Women’s Bible Study

Patti Higgins 630-369-7896 Oct.-Apr., Wed., 9 AM, WC3

We are studying Jeremiah, Part 1. Dolores is facilitating this study which consists of nine lessons. Our annual Christmas luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 14, our last class before we break for the Christmas holiday. We hope and pray that we will see many new students.

Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 825-7645 VP Connie Armstrong 544-7723 October-May, First and Third Wednesday, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

All residents are invited to join us as we continue discussion of Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions, a collection of modern and ancient literature by Dostoevsky, Homer, Lenin, Aristotle, Rachel Carson and 17 other noteworthy thinkers (available from Great Books Foundation). The collection considers ideas about structuring and governing communities for the welfare of their citizens, revealing some of the best and worst aspects of utopian and dystopian visions. On December 7 we will discuss The Machine Stop by E. M. Forster. On December 21 we will discuss The Time Capsule Found on a Dead Planet by Margaret Atwood and a selection from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Starting on January 18 we will be reading selections from The Seven Deadly Sins, Even Deadlier, a thought-provoking collection of 14 short story masterpieces. This book can be purchased from Amazon or the Great Books Foundation.

SCOV Book Club Co-pres. Joyce Franke 818-7955 Co-pres. Cynthia Kartman 414-732-3063 Glenda Tonkin 520-207-4802 First Mon., 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

At our December 5 meeting we will discuss: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion by Karen White and Pam Jenoff. Ten best selling authors have written stories that take place in New York’s iconic Grand Central station on a day just after the end of WWII. Thousands of people passed through the station that day, each with a story to tell. Note: Our January meeting will be held Monday, January 9 as the building will be closed on January 2, a federal holiday. The location will be communicated via email in advance of the meeting. January book for discussion: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This book is a masterpiece of hope as well as heroism, unrequited love, cruelty and bigotry, as told by Sarah, a black slave in Charleston, given as a birthday gift to her then nine-year old white mistress.

Computer - Vistoso Computer Society (VCS) Membership David Johnson 825-6994 Pres. Leo Belardinelli 520-989-9314 Oct.-May, General Meetings, Nov.-Mar., 1 PM, Auditorium

There will be no general meeting in December. Membership is required for all classes, help sessions, assistance from other computer club members, and ListServ (online bulletin board). To join, see the club’s website. Dues for 2017 are $10/household. Bring checks, not cash, to the meetings or send to Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium, with the application form, available outside the Computer

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Learning Center (CLC) in the Welcome Center. You may also download it from the club’s website. Drop off used ink cartridges in the basket just outside the CLC. The club donates them to Coronado K-8 school’s Parent Teachers Organization. There will be no computer classes in December because the Learning Center will be loaned for AARP Training. 1 Session

Help Sessions for PC and Mac Users Wed., Dec. 28

1-3 PM

Genealogy Pres. Karen Hasselbach Monitor Training Joan Allen 825-4464 Mentoring Holly Gibson 825-8808 Oct.-May, Second Tue., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo How to Use DNA in Family Research is Steve Packer’s presentation, Tuesday, December 13. He was born in Heber City, Utah, to an educator/administrator father and German immigrant mother. Mr. Packer began genealogy researchduring the mid-1960s while living in Germany and has been involved in family history since then, serving at the Mesa Family Search Library since December 2007 with a concentration on German and related research. He teaches 30 classes per year in the community and enjoys helping others find solutions to brick walls. Now, are you ready to have your DNA tested? Recently we heard of a member who wanted to be trained as a monitor. Have you considered being trained, so the genealogy room and computers would be available for you and others to research? Contact Joan Allen.

ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Lei Lane Bammel 818-0017 Curriculum Jane Myerson Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans Samplers Gaston Meloche ILR

Preview and registration of 18 winter 2017 courses will be held during what would normally be the Thursday, December 8 Sampler, 2 PM, Catalina Vista. Bring a check if you wish to register that day. There is no priority advantage to registering that afternoon. Course descriptions and a printer-friendly registration form will be published to the ILR website. Mailed-in forms must be accompanied by a check. First courses begin the week of Monday, January 9. Samplers resume Thursday, January 12 with the topic Adapting to Climate Change.

Natural Health and Wellness Sherokee llse 818-3279 Dec. 7, 2:30-4:00 PM Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball, Pusch Ridge

Our mission: To discuss, share and provide natural approaches to health and wellness. Dues $3/year pp. First meeting free. Please note date and time change for December. Special session Wednesday, December 7, 2:30-4 PM, Catalina Vista, with Sherokee Ilse, Facing the holidays (and life) after a loved one has died: What to say and do when you have had a loss or are supporting others after their loss. Whether a grandbaby, child, spouse, parent or friend has died, the holidays can be difficult. Learn ways to be a good support and brainstorm ways to show your care and love. Sherokee has authored 18 books on grief and loss, is pres-


ident of Baby Loss Family Advisors/Loss Doulas and Babies Remembered, has spoken at thousands of conferences and on the Oprah and Donahue shows. Also co-authored the book, Remembering with Love: Messages of Hope for the First Year of Grieving and Beyond. Join us for a plant-based potluck dinner, Wednesday, December 7, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Bring a plant-based dish to share, unless a first timer, then just come and enjoy the food and company. RSVP to or Heather at

Poets Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 Mon., 9:30-11:30 AM, WC/1

First it was Siri, a female voice that lived inside your iPhone and responded to numerous questions and commands. What’s next? In How the End Begins James Pavlakis conjures up the Gentronic Super X Model 32 Humanoid that seems able to do anything its master can do, better. The poem makes you consider where this might lead: “…It cleans, cooks, launders, shops, gardens, pays bills, balances your checkbook. And it can fix anything. It learns and adapts so fast you soon have it doing your job in the city where it’s a star. Time passes comfortably…Everything is going perfectly. Until one morning when it leaves for work. It hesitates at the door, stands still, turns, comes to your breakfast table and sits opposite you. It scans the wall behind you. Photos: high school baseball team, beach and mountain vacation…trophies. It stares at you (is that a smile?) and says, ‘I’ve been thinking.’”

Writers Paul Mercer 520-333-3490 Second and Fourth Fri., 1-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Writing for fun is a tremendous workout for your mind. It gives you an outlet for many of life’s frustations, and it helps you keep in touch with yourself. Read more about the club on our website. Come to our meetings and exercise your mind. We hope to see you there.

Cultural & Social Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 818-6509 Oct.-May, Mon., 11 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

Love those Barbershop harmonies? Got a song in your heart? Want to hear and feel and learn what it’s like to blend your voice with others, barbershop style? Come join this mixed (men and women) a cappella chorus in song for just one hour every Monday morning. Great way to start each week. SCOV visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers, the more the merrier.

Help Collate the Tipster

Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers into the Tipster. Receive your Tipster early, share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. Usually the work is performed on the last business day of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994.


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Sun City Oro Valley Democrat Club Pres. Maureen Salz 520-240-0049 Second Sat., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

You will definitely want to join us as we welcome Dr. Jo M. Holt, Chair of our Pima County Democrat Party. Dr. Holt will give us a wrap up on what has been a once in a lifetime election season. She will also address the question, “Where does the Democratic Party go from here?” The election of officers for 2017 and our Annual Holiday Party will immediately fol- Dr. Jo M. Holt low Dr. Holt’s talk. RSVP to Maureen Salz at by Wednesday, December 7, so that we have an accurate count for ordering food. Remember that Impact of Southern Arizona always needs our nonperishable food donations We also accept monetary donations. Membership dues for 2017 of $10.00 per person can be mailed to Pam Dage, 1766 E. Crown Ridge Way. Meetings are open to all residents regardless of political affiliation.

Dining - Prepare & Share Alan Bancroft 520-907-4121 Colin Kaltenbach,

Come join us. This club is a wonderful way to enjoy great food while making new friends. It is like a progressive dinner, except everyone brings a dish related to the dinner theme to the host home. Our schedule is four evenings between December and March. We will be choosing four of the following at our Kick Off Dinner for our dinner themes: Fajita Party, Alaskan, St. Patrick’s, Basque Meal, Little Bites, Host’s State, Hawaiian, Music with some very creative ideas! Each dinner has different participants, determined by the scheduling secretary. Two to four weeks before your dinner, your group gathers with the host(s) to determine a menu within the theme. The host provides the main course. The total cost of the evening is divided equally among the participants. Recipes are shared, so you may enjoy them again. Yearly membership dues are $7.50 per person. If you would like to join or have any questions, give Alan a call. Hope to see you soon.

Dinner ’N Show Pres./Membership Chairperson Marcia Polley 818-9073 Julie Balogh 818-1046 Third Tue., 9:15 AM, Auditorium

All are welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Bring your checkbook as we prefer not to take cash. Non-members are welcome to Halloween Bash on The Views Terrace come to shows with an additional $3 service fee. Current schedule: Sat., Dec. 17 The Duttons in Mesa. Lunch at The Mining Camp Restaurant. Bus, show and meal $85. Bus leaves at 9:30 AM. Marcia Polley 818-9073.


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Sat., Jan. 28 Is He Dead? at Hale Center in Gilbert. Lunch at Mount Athos Greek in Florence. Bus, lunch and show $74. Florence Duckett 825-1994. Buses leave on time from behind the Welcome Center.

Dog Club - Fido’s Friends Pres. Marge Gustafson Membership/Sec. Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Nov., Jan. and Mar., Third Thu., 2 PM, Activity Center/Hopi

If you are planning to buy your little Fido a special toy for Christmas, please examine it carefully to make sure there are no parts that can come off and present a choking hazard. Match the toy to the dog’s size and energy level. Also, be aware of Christmas tree bulbs, poinsettias and any other special hazards that might be introduced during the holidays. It takes only a few minutes to check these things out to keep your beloved dog safe and happy during the holidays.D

Havurah is a social group that shares an interest in Jewish culture. Meetings and events are open to all. Sharon Zwerling leads the Ladies Brown Bag Wednesday, December 7 and our Chanukah Nosh will be yummy latkes and sweets. Glam up for our members Gala on Saturday, January 7, Putting on the Ritz with appetizers, cocktails, meal choice, dessert and string quartet. Mark your calendars: Brown Bag Lunch Wed., Dec. 7, 11:30 AM, Catalina Vista Chanukah Nosh Tue., Dec. 27, 4 PM, Activity Center 12 and under $3, member $4, non member $5 Members dinner Gala Sat. Jan.7, 5 PM, Activity Center, $25 pp

Ticket Sales for Chanukah and The Gala: Tue., Dec. 6, 10 AM-Noon, Wed., Dec.14, 10 AM-Noon Tue., Dec. 20, 10 AM-Noon, Additional Gala Sales: Fri., Dec. 30, 10 AM-Noon Activity Center

Different Drummers Women’s Circle Contacts: Zona Boss 520-638 6644, Colleen Cottrell 825 8393 Wed. 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Please note, meeting location has changed to Colleen’s home at 2338 E. Montrose Canyon Drive, Wednesdays, 1:30–3 PM. The Different Drummers Women’s Circle 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. Drums and instruments are provided for guests. Join us to drum, laugh and meet new friends. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life

Garden Club Co-Pres. Zona Boss 520-638-6644 Co-Pres. Deanna Haselwander 825-5291 Oct.-Apr., Second Tue., 12:30 PM, Auditorium

There will be a holiday potluck/pitchin held Tuesday, December 13, 12:30 PM, Auditorium. Sign-up with Zona Boss to bring finger food or a dessert. The Saddlebrook Silver Belles will entertain us, too. It’s also time for our annual food drive for the Tri-City Food Bank which serves Mammoth, San Miguel and Oracle. Bring your donation to the meeting or contact Irmel Wheeler 334-0957 or January’s meeting features guest speaker Alison Lang, Master Gardener from Pinal County talking about Desert Gardening 101. Tuesday, January 24 is a docent-led tour of the Tucson Botanical Garden, including the special exhibition of Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. Learn about this famous Mexican artist and the role of nature in her art. The cost is $13 pp. Lunch is at the garden’s café or bring your own. Sign-up at the general meeting or contact Bonnie Vastag 920-217-7737 or

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Havurah Pres. Daryl Cohen 267-250-7240 Corresponding Sec. Merle Schlesinger 678-778-0730

Annual dues should be paid by check. Mail to Sandy Salz, 1816 E. Crown Ridge Way. Pick up contact/info sheet at events, mail to Marilyn Smoler, 13917 N. Embassy Dr. Bring nonperishable food items to events for the Community Food Bank. Please wear name tags. Have a Happy Chanukah and New Year.

Early Music Recorder Ensemble Joyce Minks 825-0642 Tue., 12:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

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

Republican Club Pres. Darwin Thornton 520-638-7024 Third Tue., 3 PM, Auditorium

The long hard work of the elections are over, and the holidays are approaching. There will be no meetings in December. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 17. We wish you and yours a very pleasant holiday season.

Scandinavian Heritage Club Kaaren Drent (484) 951-1533

Uff da. Save the date February 4, 2017, for the Scandinavian Heritage Club supper.

Sun City Singers Pres. Nancy Gilbertson 308-5096 Director Don Hess Rehearsals Tue., 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

The all-volunteer Sun City Singers perform Spirit of the Holidays! Christmas/Hanukkah concerts Tuesday and Friday, December 13 and 16. Bring your family and friends to one of these open seating concerts, and join us as we celebrate this special holiday season. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster and posters in all facilities for ticket sales information. The singers will be on holiday hiatus until Tuesday, January 10, when rehearsals and spring concert planning begin. Dues for 2017 are $10 pp, pay Marcia Polley at rehearsals.


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Sun City Singles Pres. Karen Curry 708-822-3057 VP Marge Albright 825-1582 Sec. Katy Melcher 825-2729 Treas. Joyce Melchi 825-8945 Dinner Meeting Second Thu., Happy Hour Last Fri.

Singles Golf: Sunday, December 4, The Views; sign-up and details in the Singles Book at the Pro Shop. Singles Bocce: Thursday, December 1, 4 PM. Bruce serves dinner on Thursday, December 8, 5:30 PM, in the Activity Center/Papago. The holiday menu features Angus roast beef, with Gouda smashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and Caesar salad. For dessert we’ll have Kahlua Chocolate Thunder Cake. Entertainment, after dinner, will be provided by the Canyon Singers (CDO Students). Happy hour: Friday, December 30, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Papago.

Tickets: $20 pp for dinner and $10 pp for happy hour appetizers. Ticket sales: Thu., Dec. 1, 10 AM-Noon and Fri., Dec. 2, 1-2 PM. Happy hour tickets: Tue., Dec. 27, 10-11 AM.

Spanish Cultural Club (SCC) Gary Lerch 818-3319 Oct., Nov., Jan.-Mar. Fourth Mon. , 7 PM, Catalina Vista

There is no meeting in December. Local journalist and author Margaret Regan’s presentation, Monday, January 23, will focus on border issues and her Detained and Deported book of real life stories. Dues $10 pp. Contact Myriam Barrientos if you are interested in Spanish language classes, 520-906-8334. See list of classes at

States Illinois Club Come celebrate the beautiful Illinois state parks at the Illinois Club picnic Sunday, January 29, 1-4 PM, Auditorium. Culinary Design will cater the picnic buffet including hamburgers, Guinness bratwurst, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and brownies. Veggie burgers available upon request at time of ticket sales. Bring your own beverages. Entertainment provided. Tickets on sale in the Activity Center/Lobby January 10, 9-11 AM and January 11, 11-3 PM. Checks payable to Michael Pidone, $20 pp. Seating requests will be honored if tickets are purchased at the same time; eight per table. Contact Judy Rigby 520-484-5223 Wisconsin Club The Wisconsin Party planning committee meeting is Wednesday, December 14, 10 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball. Anyone interested in planning our dinner in March is welcome. Contact: Kerry Boness 907-830-1103.

Sun City Variety Theatre Stephanie Consalvo,

The Variety Theater Club held its first meeting of the season November 17 and discussed many topics including a nominating committee for the new club board that takes effect April 1, 2017. As always, we look for dancers, singers, musicians, actors, back stage and lighting helpers, etc., so if you would like to join in the fun, contact Stephanie.


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Ukulele - Sun City Strummers Marge Gustafson (760) 989-1745 suncity 9 AM beginners Tutoring, 10 AM-Noon Class led by Don Bong Tues.,9 AM - Noon, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Our special event in December is our Christmas SingALong for the community. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 23, 2 PM, Activity Center/Kachina Lounge. Bring your Christmas spirit and sing the songs we all know and love. Have a fun and relaxing afternoon with us. All are welcome.

Unit Parties Unit 7 Best in the West is the theme for the 2017 Unit 7 party Saturday, February 25, 5 PM, Activity Center. This year’s entertainment features Bill Ganz, the renowned Western singer who has performed at venues throughout Tucson and with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The party is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors, reconnect with others and enjoy a fun social evening getting to know each other better. Tickets are at the bargain price of $5 pp. Ticket sales will begin in late January/early February. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us. If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact Bill Hale or Judy Matthies 520575-1943 Unit 8 We will be having our yearly party Wednesday, February 15, Activity Center/Native American. Save the date. More info to follow next month. Contact Kathy Mashburn 435-7904481 Unit 10 Please save Saturday, January 28, 4:30 - 6:30 PM for our annual Unit 10 party in the Auditorium. Look for details in the January Tipster. Reconnect with old neighbors and meet new neighbors. If you would like to help with the event, contact Gail Hansen 520-490-0257, or email at: gchansen@gci. net. Unit 11 Are you ready for a party? The Unit 11 annual dinner will be Saturday, March 4, 2017. Please mark the date on your new 2017 calendar. More information will be coming as we get closer to the date. Contact Kay Jacobs, 520-825-8525

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Put your empty aluminum cans to work for SCOV. Deposit only empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen door.


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SCOV Women’s Auxiliary Pres. Jane Fairchild 909-5069 Finance Marie Gagnon 825-2354 Publicity/Secretary Debbie Francis 402-216-4227 Donations Judy Hood 818-2281 Sep.-Apr., Second Tue., 9 AM, WC3

Our Auxiliary benefits Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse which helps victims of domestic abuse throughout Tucson and the surrounding areas. This organization provides support and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. Emerge! educates the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse, as well as counseling to women and child survivors on handling conflict, trauma and abuse. Some donations that would help Emerge!: gift cards (grocery, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Home Depot, etc.), new hair brushes, conditioner, body wash, razors, feminine hygiene items, new twin size blankets, new bath towels, cell phones, diapers (all sizes except 2 and 3), and baby wipes. Cash donations are always welcome. We welcome new members and invite you to our next meeting Tuesday, December 13, 10 AM, WC3.

Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters

Ballroom - Villanellas Al Burdi/Lynne Newbauer, hosts 818-3516

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance right here in SCOV, Activity Center/Native American. Everyone invited. Come join us for a memorable evening and ring in 2017 at 10 PM local time. Catered dinner, favors, set-ups, champagne toasts and music by the Tom Patrick Band with vocalist. A great value at $50 pp. If you enjoy dancing or just listening to a fine band and vocalist, don’t miss this one.

Ticket sales Tue./Wed./Thu., Dec 13-15 9-11 AM, Activity Center

Folk Dance Club of SCOV Harvey Gardner 308-5616 Fri., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 2

Folk dancing is more fun than a treadmill and is anexcellent exercise for balance, mindfulness, muscle and mood. For most dances, we Fado Blanquita (Portugal/Brazil) hold hands in a circle performing non-gymnastic steps to the sometimes strange but fascinating music and rhythms of diverse cultures, including our own. No partner or prior experience needed. A typical dance session consists of 12-15 mostly easy folk dances always preceded by instructions. Drop by to see if this internationally popular dance form is right for you, or see videos of us in action by doing a Google search for FDCSCOV.

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Del Salvaterra 520-834-5146 Beginning Hula, Thu., 1-2 PM, Dance Studio Intermediate Hula, Thu., 2-3 PM, Dance Studio Just Jazz Contact Glory Lamb 805-698-3887 Tue., 1-2 PM, Dance Studio

Put on your dancing shoes and learn Fosse Style synchronized jazz combinations and routines. All levels welcome. If you have rhythm, and love Broadway tunes, this class is for you. Meet our new instructor, Glory Lamb, a new SCOV resident, who taught and choreographed shows for the UCSB theatre department, as well as the City of Santa Barbara for many years. She won the talent award and was a finalist in the Ms. Senior California Pageant 2008. Please register before class. Member fee is $3 pp/class. Guest fee $5 pp/per class. Club annual membership fee is $5 pp. Line - Sunliners


Pres. Jetta Hice 951-956-3268 Membership Karen Caldwell

The Sunliners Line Dance Club encourages you to come join us. Want to try it out to see if line dancing is for you? See our free introductory class listed below. If you want to keep on dancing, join the club and register for the Basic Step Classes. We have a monthly dance and dance socials every other month. Come join the fun. Holiday Dinner/Dance Party: Sat., Dec. 10, 5:30 PM, Auditorium Dances No Open Line Dance, Fri., Dec. 2 Classes with Professional Instructor Sat., Dec. 10, 17, 9-11:15 AM All Levels, Auditorium Classes cancelled: Dec. 3, 24, 31 Basic Step Lessons Thu., Dec. 1, 4:15-5 PM, Auditorium Sat., Dec. 10, 17, 11:30-12:15 PM, Auditorium Practices Sun., Dec. 4, 11, 18 11 AM-12:30 PM, Dance Studio, Intermediate Level 3 NEW, Mon., Dec. 5, 12, 19, 7-8 PM Dance Studio, Level 1-2 Transition Wed., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2-3 PM, Dance Studio, Level 2-3 Transition NEW, Wed., 3:05-3:50 PM Dance Studio Basic Step Practice NEW, Thu., Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29 3-4 PM, Auditorium, Intermediate Level 3 4-5 PM, Auditorium, Level 2

Rock ‘N Roll Pres. Francine Saccio 825-6526 Membership Chair Norma Martin

The SCOV Rock and Roll Club welcomes back one of the club’s favorite bands, Heartbeat, to help us welcome in the New Year. Please join us New Year’s Eve, 8 PM-Midnight in the Auditorium. Doors open at 8 PM, and Heartbeat Band. the music starts at 9 PM. In the meantime, enjoy socializing and


snacking on a catered light evening snack and dessert spread in the lobby. BYOB, however we will provide for a toast to the New Year at midnight to cap our celebration. Rock on.

Tickets $30 pp for members and $40 pp for non-members. Ticket sales for members only, Tue., Dec. 20, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center/ Hohokam. Non-members, Thu., Dec. 22, 9-10:30 AM. Square - Sundancers

Pres. Jane Macdonald 520-272-0014 VPs F red and Deena Harris 520-818-6298 Dances Wed., 7 PM, Auditorium

Intro to Square Dancing will be offered Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, 6-7 PM, Auditorium. Casual dress, $3 pp. Rick Gittelman will be calling our club dances on Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium, admission $4 pp for members and $5 pp for guests. Square dance attire. Time to get ready for the holidays. Catalina Community Services Angel Tree gifts will be collected at the dance on December 7, remember gift receipts. We will be having a Christmas dance on December 14. Bring some of your favorite cookies along with the recipe, holiday attire encouraged. We will be dark December 21 and 28. Please see our website for other options, especially for New Year’s Eve. Our next special dance with Jerry Gilbreath will be Saturday, February 4, Auditorium. The Van Attas will be cueing pre-rounds at 6:30 PM, and square dancing starts at 7 PM. $15/cpl.

Western - Kactus Kickers Pres. Yvette Schulz 825-0797 Dances Nov.-Apr., Second Fri., Auditorium Membership Preston Sheriff 825-3101

Many thanks to our members for making our first Kactus Kickers (KK) dance a success. A special thanks to Shirley Sheriff and her helpers for hosting the dance. Join us for the next dance on Friday, December 9 and enjoy again the music of the Clear Country Band. Remember that KK memberships cost $5 pp and are due before year end for the full year 2017. Be sure to mark your calendar for Western dance lessons beginning on Thursday, January 5, 6:30 PM, Auditorium. Dance instructors Joan and Frank Morris will share their expertise on two step, waltz, cha cha, western swing and some select pattern dances. Separate classes are offered for both beginners and more advanced dancers. Sign up in December and invite your friends to join us.

Ticket sales Fri., Mon., Tue., December 2, 5, and 6, 9-11 AM, Activity Center.

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Exercise Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 818-9073 Irmel Wheeler 334-0957 Tue., Thu., Sat., 9 AM AFC/Pool Please note time change.

Arthritis Water Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907 Sec. Jane Myerson Mon., Wed., Fri., 1:30 PM, AFC Pool

Come join us for gentle water exercises specifically designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help with range of motion and to relieve stiffness and pain. These exercises are also great for fibromyalgia, replaced hips and knees, etc. Our resident volunteer instructor, Dawn Simske, is Arthritis Foundation trained.

Energetic Exercise

Carole Tracy 825-1187

Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-9 AM, Auditorium

Give yourself a gift of fun and fitness. We have classes that will prepare your muscles and joints to help you do all those activities you enjoy with greater strength, balance and flexibility. Professional instructor, Sally Martinez, has been our leader for 20 years and is expert at working with seniors. She’s both inspiring and encouraging. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel. New members are always welcome. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues are $3. Tickets are only $30 for 12 classes.

Karate Instructor Paul Lauff 548-5725 Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Wed., 9 AM-Noon, AFC/Studio 1

Pilates Mary Ayers 638-7916 Mon., 3 PM, Thu., 1:30 PM, AFC/Studio

Winter is here and it’s time to think about avoiding the stress of the holidays by exercising. Twice a week we have a professional instructor come to Sun City and teach a Joseph Pilates mat class. The Pilates exercises work to strengthen your core as well as your entire system of bones and joints and are not just sets of simple exercises. Your abdominal muscles, arms, back, hips and more are strengthened and toned. This allows for better posture, flexibility, strength and balance. The classes are one-hour total body workouts and include many warm-up stretches. Because these are Pilates mat classes for Seniors, all exercise movements can be modified for different levels of performance. Our instructors can be very helpful with this. The cost is only $8/class and the annual club dues are $20 pp. Please stop by and watch one of our classes. Call Mary Ayers.

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Fitness Swim Chair Dave Goodwin AFC Pool, Times to be determined Tai Chi Co-Chairs Gail Barr 303-995-7485 Joyce Franke 818-7955 Thu., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1

Our new class session begins January 5. Many medical professionals now recommend Tai Chi to help their patients improve balance and prevent falls. But Tai Chi is much more. Research by Tufts University School of Medicine credits Tai Chi with decreased pain, improved sleep and mood, and better quality of life. In our classes we not only enjoy learning Tai Chi form, we also increase flexibility and strength and even learn meditation skills. Our instructors, Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich, stress the use of Tai Chi in daily life Would you enjoy Tai Chi? Why not try it out? The January 5 class is free. Newcomers, please contact Gail Barr for class details.

Yoga Co-Pres. Ursula Jarvis 825-8461, Ginger Jones 503-319-2635 Mon., 8:30-10 AM, AFC Studio 1 & 2 Tue., 10:45 AM-Noon, AFC Studio 1 & 2 Thu., 3:45-5 PM, AFC Studio 1 & 2 Thu., Chair Yoga, 10:15-11:30 AM, Dance Studio

Happy holidays to all. Watch for two emails to club members this month: one with our slate of nominees for three club officers and voting instructions and a second with club registration form to print, fill out and bring with 2017 membership dues of $5 (by check) to your next class. Yearly club membership required to take all classes and current membership honored through December 2016, but we encourage you to register for 2017 membership in December. Classes are $7 each, and we prefer payment in cash. For Monday classes only, payment is $7 cash, $10 if paying by check; ten class tickets $70 cash, $80 if paying by check. Tickets never expire. Beginners welcome; classes structured for all levels. Bring mats and props you require. Yoga promotes balance, flexibility and inner peace. Holiday class schedule: Maria: Last class December 19, class resumes January 16; Torrey: Last class December 13, class resumes January 10; Kathy: Last class December 8, class resumes January 5. Christmas Eve Dinner at The Views Take a break from the holiday bustle and join us on Saturday, December 24 for Christmas Eve dinner. Chef de Cuisine Steve Shimmin is preparing a fabulous 5-course dinner with each course complimented by a take on a traditional holiday cocktail. Vegan options are available for each course Seating is limited, so make your reservation now for 2 PM or 6 PM. The price for the 5-course dinner is $45 per person. We look forward to having you as our guest. Call 825-3277 for reservations.

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Bridge Duplicate Bridge

Pres. William Abel 797-1049 Mon., 6 PM; Fri., 12:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

This bridge club is for all players who enjoy competing and playing against other couples. Annual dues $10 pp. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award master points. New players are always welcome. Residents and renters with an Association Renter’s Card can play up to two times before joining. Guests of residents may play only twice per year. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before playing time as we may start a few minutes early. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Ladies Monday Social Bridge

Pres. Margot Rothenbuecher 825-9288 Mon., 1-3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

This is a friendly social group. Join us. Ladies Wednesday Bridge

Pres. Lynne Wohner, 336-9908, Wed., 12:15-3 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Come join us for social bridge during this festive season. We play each Wednesday until 3 PM, changing partners after six hands. Bring 50¢ for prize money. Our holiday lunch is December 7, 11:30 AM. Tickets are required. No open play on December 7. Marathon Bridge

Dave Johnson 825-6994

Looking for a marathon bridge group? Find a partner and join our club. We play once a month (your choice of date), October through April. There is a one-time entry/prize fee of $15 pp with no monthly game-time fee. Call Dave Johnson. Mixed Social Bridge

Pres. Barney Budreck 825-2172 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-11 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Come and join our early morning bridge group. Bring a partner, or find someone here. We will be happy to have you join us. The coffee will be ready. Partners Tuesday Night Bridge

Winter President: Bill Hasselbach 520-260-7614 Tue., 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Bring your partner by 6:15 PM for the game starts promptly at 6:30 PM. Plan to come by 6 PM Tuesday, December 20 for a holiday celebration. Bring a simple snack for nibbles and conversation to wish each other Happy Holidays. Coffee will be provided. Practice Bridge

Pres. Joe Pheanis 520-818-9144 Sec./Treas. Joan Montgomery 520-825-0050 Mon., Wed., 12:30-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo


Bunco Fern 825-8127 Pat 825-7198 Fourth Tue., 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Cribbage Robert Hines 825-2208 First and Third Thu., 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Euchre Jack and Barb Matthies 825-4891 Jack and Maria Welch 520-395-1205 Mon., Meet 5:45 PM, Play 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Don’t watch TV every night. Come play euchre, a fastmoving 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 look forward to seeing you.

Five Crown Card Game Co-Pres. Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Helen Slusher 822-4939 Sat., 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Come join the fun. We have a wonderful group which enjoys a really fun and easy game. You are all welcome to come and join us. We look forward to seeing many new faces and sharing our good times.

Gin Rummy Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Thu. and Sat., 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Good group, fun times. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to come and give it a try. We have plenty of people who are willing to help you learn the rules for low-stakes team play. Any questions, please call Rosemary.

Hand and Foot Bonnie Arneson 225-0124 Sun., 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Come join us for a fun game of Hand and Foot. If you have never played before, we will be happy to teach you. Bring three quarters with you. You may play one time before joining. One-time dues $5 pp. No yearly dues. We start promptly, so please come a few minutes early and be able to stay until 4 PM.

Mah Jongg Co. Pres. Joyce Unger Jan.-Nov. 825-8069 Co. Pres. Sandy Bolze Dec.-Jun. 270-1402 Treas. Barbara Gray 307-733-6544 Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Business meeting, First Thu.

Please join us for a scintillating game of Mah Jongg. We play all year around and dues of $5 are due now.

Mexican Train Dominoes Membership Chair Wye Mace 825-8738 Second and Fourth Sat., 6 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Ena Mindel 818-7780 Mon., Fri., 1-4 PM, Wed., 9 AM-12:30 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.

Pinochle Dave Flatness 425-443-3708 Wed., 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

We play single deck and rotate partners every four hands. Bring 50¢ for your tally. The first Wednesday is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. If your skills are a little rusty, we will get you up to speed quickly. Annual dues $6 pp.

Poker Dealer’s Choice Poker - Women Welcome

Steve Dirks 520-429-3303 Tue., Thu., 6 PM, Desert Oasis/ Saguaro

Our game is open to all SCOV residents. Games: Texas hold’em, crazy pineapple, Omaha, seven card stud, criss cross, side rule and a couple of five-card draw variations. The dealer antes 25¢. All games are high-low except for Texas hold ’em and pineapple which are high only. Stakes are 25¢ for the early round of bets and 50¢ for the last two rounds. Contact Steve Dirks for a Word document with the full club rules and a detailed description of the games. Men’s Friday Poker

Bob Arms 520-395-1697 Fri., 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis/ Saguaro

We play easygoing, informal poker with low stakes. 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. Cards are provided. The dealer will ante for all players and choose the game. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the front door and come to enjoy three hours of no-hassle, understandable poker. We welcome new fellows. Bring your nickels, dimes and quarters. Call Bob Arms to review the rules of play before your first game.

Scrabble Bill Wallace 818-6747 Fri., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Sheepshead - Shauskopf Bill Allen 825-3095 Tue., 10 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

Sports Bike - Vistoso Cyclists Pres. Jim Elkan 913-744-1686 Membership Tom and Bonnie Bethea 773-653-4580 Mon., Wed., Fri.,1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

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hind the Fire Station) to enjoy an unparalleled combination of amazing desert vistas and ever improving infrastructure of bike lanes and dedicated paths. New riders are always welcome . A monthly schedule of our 20-60 mile rides is available on our website. Our well-tested loop routes support a widevariety of abilities and usually include a mid-ride coffee stop. We also offer a mountain bike option on Wednesdays, which most often heads out into the Tortolita rangelands. Tuesday morning our WOW (Women on Wheels) group takes somewhat shorter rides nearer to SCOV. In addition, we hold a number of social events each season.

Billiards Jack Matthies 825-4891 Mon.-Fri., Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

Welcome back winter residents, it’s great to see you. Elections are upcoming on December 14. You will see a sheet for nominations on the wall as you enter the room. Please list your choices for all board positions.

Birders Group Mona Connoy 520-818-7923 Last Fri., 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our next planning meeting December 30. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Welcome Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent and bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before Spotting birds at Pena departure from SCOV. Please Blanca Lake. contact the trip coordinator several days in advance to learn of any schedule changes. For our birding trip schedules, please visit our website at:

Bocce Pres. Scott Barr Sec: Gail Parson Mon., Wed. and Fri., Bocce Courts May-Oct., 7 PM, evening play, Nov.-Apr., 2 PM, afternoon play

The Bocce Club is enjoying winter hours, 2-4 PM. We will collect 2017 dues January 1, please see Gail Parson at the court. .

Bocce players Halloween costume competition for a golden orb (extra ball to throw in one game). Winner was LeNore.

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Gun Club Pres. David Ilse 818-3279 Oct.-Apr., Second Wed., 2 PM Activity Center/Hohokam Dec. Meeting, 11:45 AM Bubbs Grub, Catalina

The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. Residents are always welcome to attend one session as a guest before signing up to become a member. We are especially interested in increasing the number of women members. Our annual luncheon will be Wednesday, December 7 at Bubb’s Grub, Catalina. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 AM. Call David Ilse 520-818-3279 to reserve a spot if you haven’t signed up.

Hiking Contact Dave Fraser, 825-4344, for hike orientation.

Join the hiking community and enjoy numerous daily hikes at all levels, led by our experienced guides. We enjoy great camaraderie along with healthy outdoor exposure. A new member orientation hike is scheduled the first week of each month. Call Dave Fraser to join. Check our website for the full list of December hikes.

Horseshoes Ray Coleman 825-2789 Ron Knudson 825-9307 Oct.-Apr., Tue. and Thu., 2 PM; May-Sep., 8 AM The Pits at Catalina Vista

Welcome to horseshoes. If you are looking for an exciting activity that requires little or no experience, you have found it. Everyone is welcome, nothing needed, no fees, horseshoes are available. Come Tuesday or Thursday or call for more information. Read more about horseshoes on Get outdoors, enjoy our wonderful weather and get good exercise. See you at the horseshoe pits.

Pickleball Pres. Steve Alverdes Treas. Renee Steinmetz

Winter pickleball season is in full swing, and if you want to get involved in this fast-growing sport that offers healthy exercise, camaraderie and lots of fun. Contact Renee Steinmetz to arrange for the required orientation/training session. Meanwhile, if you’re already a member, don’t forget to turn in your membership renewal form and club dues for the coming year. If you have questions, email

Racquetball Pres. Jim Hansen 490-0547 Sec./Treas. Mike Steinmetz 955-7833 Open Doubles Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-10 AM

We’re getting older, but our club’s getting better. It must be the practice, but these guys are hitting harder than ever. We have two annual social events planned for this winter season and invite everyone who wishes to play, at any level, to join us at our regularly-scheduled play hours. Lessons can be arranged through our president.


Senior Olympics Swim Team Gordon Gillin 825-8261

Our team is gearing up for two major meets in 2017: Tucson in January and Green Valley in March. Pictured are Joe Bolze, Greg Ptajens, Dave Goodman, Corinna Goodman, and Manny Zimmerman, who are ready for 2017. Not pictured are our very strong swimmers, Tim Cronk, Dana Goduto, Darcy Lewis, and Heather Webber, who will be featured in the future. We still need new swimmers, women and men, ages 50 and above. Contact Joe Bolze, David Goodman, or Corinna Goodman who are all listed in the Sun City directory. Thank you.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs Clive Probert 825-8719 Francie Galbraith 447-5834

We have play at all levels of ability and welcome new players. If you have not played for a few years, we will help you get back your game with some instruction. It is a great way to keep fit and flexible. We have four tables at Catalina Vista and provide paddles and balls as needed. Hours of Club Play

Women Men/Advanced Women Men/Women Recreational Open Club Play Clinic by Appointment Open Club Play

Tue., 1:30-3:30 PM Tue., Thu., 5-8 PM Fri., 4-6 PM Fri., 6-8 PM Sat., 9-10 AM Sat., 10 AM-Noon

Tennis Pres. Larry Wall 248-701-1044 Treas. Bill Pitts 317-308-8155 Women: Jan Ostrander 818-0006 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8 AM-Noon Men: Sandy Wilson 818-2368 Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles: Sandy Kennedy 825-4865 Sun., 1-3 PM

The Welcome Back Social provided lots of tennis, laughter, conversation, good food and refreshments as a great way to reconnect with folks who have been away for the summer. Remember the fall/winter hours: early group 8-10 AM, later group 10 AM-Noon. At the general meeting and social, the outgoing board members Sandy Kennedy, Jan Ostrander and Sandy Wilson were thanked for their service. The new board members: Al Burdi, VP; Jane Leonard, Women’s Tennis; and Sally Schueneman, Mixed Doubles were welcomed. John Wilson has graciously agreed to continue on as secretary for another two years. A sincere thank you for your generosity in donating to the various charities throughout the year. $3,237 from individual and club donations was raised. The Holiday Dinner is December 10. Calendar: The Mariachi Concert, Sunday, January 22, 2 PM, Auditorium. Tickets go on sale in January.

Wallyball and Water Volleyball Co-Pres. Water Volleyball Rep Dick Munson 612-414-7010 Co-Pres. Wallyball Rep Walt Nalewicki 818-9590 Recreational Water Vollyball: Sun. and Thu., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Competitive Water Volleyball: Mon., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Wallyball: Tue. and Fri., AFC/Racquetball Court

Our holiday party will be Friday, December 2, 4:30 PM, Desert Oasis. The annual meeting with election of officers will be held at the party. Annual dues $5 pp, cash only, will be collected. We will also hold a 50/50 raffle which helps to keep our dues at $5.


Day Trippers Co-Chair Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Co-Chair Laura Suchocki 612-7226 Membership Carol Guibert and Barbara Phillips Second Fri., 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo

Sat., Dec. 10 Christmas Home Tour, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Cost $55 pp includes, bus, gratuities, lunch at Golden Corral and home tour. Bus leaves at 9 AM. Must bring U.S. driver’s license. Laura Suchocki 612-7226. Sun., Dec. 11 Annual Holiday Party. Time: 1-4 PM, Auditorium. Cost $22 pp. Catered by Culinary Design. Entertainment by Kids Unlimited. Laura Suchocki 622-7226. Mon., Jan. 9 Free Wild Horse Casino trip. Includes $5 food voucher & $10 bonus play. Bus leaves at 9 AM, departs casino at 4 PM. Edie Phillips 297-3920. Sun.-Thu., Jan. 22-26 Queen Mary, Long Beach & Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA. Call Laura Suchocki 622-7226 for information. Fri.-Sun., Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Mesilla & White Sands Missile Site, NM. Cost: $350 pp dbl., $420 sgl. Includes: bus, gratuities, 2 nights’ stay in Las Cruces, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, a visit to Old Town Mesilla, White Sands Atomic Bomb Site and White Sands Nat’l Park. Sign up and $200 deposit taken at Dec. 9 meeting. Trip director: Carol Guibert. For information call Laura Suchocki 622-7226. Tue.-Fri., Apr. 25-28 Las Vegas, NV. $460 pp dbl., $540 sgl. Includes bus, gratuities, 4 days, 3 nights stay at Gold Coast Hotel, a Las Vegas show, some meals, a surprise mystery event, and many extras. Sign up and $200 deposit taken at Jan. 11 meeting. Trip director: Jeanne Jovag 818-1078. Be sure to bring your checkbook to every meeting. Membership fee for 2017 taken at December meeting, $10 pp.

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RV Club - Sundowners Member information Meade Davis 307-630-5330 Oct.-May, Second Mon., 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Our annual Holiday Brunch Potluck will be Sunday, December 18, 12:30 PM, Auditorium. If you haven’t signed up, call Lynne Davis 307-630-5330 or Mary Allen 520-818-6564. Please bring your own table service and serving utensils for your potluck item. BYOB, the club will provide orange juice, water and coffee. There is no regular meeting in December. Great trips coming up: Wings Over Wilcox in January, Tubac and Patagonia Lake in February and Canyon Lake in March. The next meeting is January 9. The sale table will be open. Bring your RV and camping items that you want to sell. Guests and newcomers are welcome. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Town of Oro Valley The Shop Oro Valley Holiday Campaign is now through January 6, 2017. During that time, anyone who shops at an Oro Valley business and spends at least $25 is eligible to participate in a weekly drawing for one of 90 prizes sponsored by 58 Oro Valley businesses. Just drop off your receipts at Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive or submit them online at Winners will be announced every Friday at 5 PM. The final prize is a gift basket filled with gift cards valued at $500 from stores in the Oro Valley Marketplace. Questions? Call 229-4758.

Partnered Organizations The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations. SCOV does not sponsor, support, assume responsibility nor liability for the information.

AA Cora S. 825-5461 Mon., 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Tue., 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group Don Dittman 544-6109 Arlene Schneider 825-5741 Last Tue., 4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Learn the basics of the disease and how to live with it.

Bereavement Support Group First and Third Thu., 4 PM Contact Julie Holtry 825-4473.

A support group for those suffering from loss of a loved one. Safe and confidential environment.

Caregivers’ Support Group Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 First and Third Fri., 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

If you are caring for a partner, child, parent or any other loved one, this support group will allow you to share with other like-minded people in a safe environment. What’s said in this group, stays with this group.

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Civic Association The Civic Association of SCOV Inc. is an advocate in consumer affairs. Established in 1994 as a volunteer resident group, it has successfully dealt with the Pima County Assessor and utility companies and conducted valuable investigations such as blue pipe and roofing problems. We provide an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by SCOV. 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 the Civic Association. We are nonpolitical and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted.

Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 825-5352 Third Wed., Oct-May, 10:30 AM-Noon, Desert Springs

Our December 21 meeting will be at Desert Springs, 30 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. RSVP to Payton by December 19. We will have our usual Christmas party. Please bring your favorite appetizer. Desert Springs will provide coffee and cookies. Sharon Kha, the El Dopa Diva rap artist will be there to entertain us. If you have not heard her before, don’t miss this.

Survivors of a Loved One Who Died By Suicide Contact Ester Leutenberg 818-0016

Survivors of a loved one who died by suicide have unique grief issues and struggles. It is extremely helpful to speak with other people who completely get it. This is a safe atmosphere. What’s said in this room, stays in this room.

Vistoso Helpful Hands Barb McNeill 825-0677

SCOV residents need your help. Vistoso Helpful Hands is an all-volunteer organization helping residents who find themselves temporarily in a crisis or needy situation. We provide caregiver relief, transportation, animal care, handyman services, light housekeeping, light yard care and will run errands. Clients contact us via a pager, so carriers are also needed to dispatch volunteers. We need new volunteers for all categories of help, especially in the summer. Contact Barb McNeill. To reach us, call 410-9498. After tones, touch in your area code, phone number and hang up. We will call you back.

Wheels for Kids Wheels for Kids is a 50l(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing rehabbed bicycles for kids in need in the Tucson area. To date we’ve provided 1,775 bikes to various other 501(c)(3) charities who then distribute the bikes to their clients. Some of our partner organizations are Youth on Their Own, El Grupo, Refugee Focus, and Tucson Boys and Girls Club. Wheels for Kids is a total volunteer effort, and currently, we need mechanics. If you are interested, we’ll train you. Call Dick Swain, 920-217-2610 or Ernie Fisher, 515-505-2944. Check out our website, Help kids experience the same joy you had when you got your first bike.


YOTO/Northwest Auxiliary Kris Cohen 818-2582

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) works with Pima County’s homeless youth striving to break the cycle of poverty. Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit for Qualifying Organizations, you can provide YOTO students an opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency, stability, and success at no cost to you. Take $400 in tax credit individually, or $800 jointly on Arizona state income taxes while helping homeless students stay in school. The AZ Charitable Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar charitable contribution you can give to 501(c)(3) organizations. If you make a contribution to YOTO and file an Arizona state tax return, you may qualify for the tax credit.

Extended Community The Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) The Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) Oro Valley Support Group’s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, December 8, at 2 PM in the Cholla and Ocotillo meeting rooms at Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle Road. Cynthia Amerman, board member of ALOHA, will show a video produced by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about hearing people trying being deaf for a day. Discussion to follow. For further info contact Joan Eddy at eddyjoan@comcast. net or 520-825-8630. American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 We are local veterans making a difference in the lives of our returning injured heroes, veterans and service members in need. Help us to help them by joining our friendly Post. You, too, can make a difference. Your membership adds to our collective voice even if you can’t be active. Contact: Steve Didio 520-219-9997 We meet the third Thursday, 6:30 PM, September-June, Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club Over the past two months, this club, with other Lions clubs, have vision screened over 3,000 primary students in local schools. This is only one of our community projects. Are you interested in helping those in need around us? Call 638-6957 to learn more about Lions and how you can get involved. Harbor Light Hospice Volunteers are needed to sit with lonely patients who need new friends, share common interests, assist with writing letters or scrapbooking, smile, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Interested? Please call Chaplain Anne Strong, 520-546-5788. National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our holiday luncheon at Vivace, 6440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ on Thursday, December 8, 11:30 AM. Call Karyle at 520825-6978 to reserve your $25 tickets.


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Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene invites you to a Christmas musical spectacular, Friday, December 9, 7 PM; Saturday, December 10, 5 PM; Sunday, December 11, 9 and 10:30 AM, 3 and 5 PM; Friday, December 16, 6 and 7:45 PM; Saturday, December 17, 3 and 5 PM; Sunday, December 18, 3 and 5 PM. Oro Valley Historical Society Local historian Flint Carter will discuss Buffalo Bill Cody in Oracle at the OV Library on Wednesday, December 14 at 2 PM. The event is sponsored by the OV Historical Society and is free and open to the public. For information: Jim Williams 520-818-2226. Oro Valley Rotary Social event Oro Valley Rotary is having a social event on the evening of Monday, December 12, at the Gaslight Music Hall on North Oracle Rd. Sun City guests are welcome. Check the Rotary website regularly for information Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) In the first 10 years of the voter-approved regional transportation plan, the RTA has delivered more than 755 projects with many more to come. Safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians is built into every project. You may have noticed new signalized pedestrian crossings in Oro Valley and many new miles of sidewalks, bike lanes and bike paths. The RTAfunded Sun Shuttle neighborhood transit service allows for easy access to medical appointments and other destinations. Riders can seamlessly transfer to Sun Tran, and take an express bus to downtown and beyond. The RTA offers travel choices for all lifestyles. Please visit for more information. Tucson Inventor Group We are looking for anyone who has a passion for dreaming, designing, creating, patenting, marketing, business, manufacturing, sales, product licensing, or problem solving. Meetings are first Thursday of every month from 6-9 PM. Dinner available at the Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Canada Dr., Oro Valley. Info at Join us for education and networking. 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 reading and math volunteers to work one-toone with students. One hour a week of your time will make the difference in a child’s education. Contact Amy Watson, or 696-3820. Vista Fine Arts Sonoran Bells present All I Want for Christmas is….Bells. Presented in cooperation with Vista Fine Arts, Tucson’s premier community handbell ensemble will play at Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, Catalina, Sunday, December 11, 3 PM. Directed by Shannon Casey, the program will feature traditional carols and contemporary arrangements of holiday songs. Free. Donations appreciated. Vista United Methodist Church The Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, is mentioned in the Bible. It’s said to have led the three wise men to Bethlehem. Look for the giant star west of Catalina and follow that to “Walk to Bethlehem” at Vista United Methodist Church.


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Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with us at this biennual event. This is an interactive, family-friendly journey through ancient Bethlehem, occurring on the night Christ was born. Take a guided tour and walk among village shops, meet and mingle with town residents and encounter Roman soldiers. This is a free community event that takes place December 7, 8, & 9, 6-8 PM. Donations of canned items for the Community Food Bank are accepted. Please visit for reservations and more information. Welcome Club Northwest We are not hosting a January luncheon as most will take a break from the many holiday events. The February luncheon will be held at Skyline Country Club, Thursday, February 2, 11-2 PM. Please RSVP to Sherry Ingino 520-818-6392 by January 20. Prospective members are invited to attend two functions before joining. Our monthly coffees take place the third Thursday of the month from 10-Noon, resuming in January. Please confirm your attendance with Norma Taylor 520-229-8643.


The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by SCOV Community Association, Inc. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein.

BR=Bedroom; BA=Bath; BBQ=Barbecue; N/S=No Smoking; N/P=No Pets; W/D=Washer and Dryer; LR=Living Room; DR=Dining Room; FR=Family Room; AZRM=Arizona Room; FP=Fireplace; Stainless Steel= S/S; WiFi=Wireless Internet Service. Classified Advertising $10/ad • Deadline 10th of the Month. FOR SALE by owner: Large 2022 sq. ft. home; large master bedroom suite, second private bedroom, 2 baths. Unobstructed view of mountains from back yard on 14th fairway. New tile floor, kitchen with new cabinets, appliances and granite. Call for more information, Jan 636-357-8817 or email: WANT TO BUY: For sale by owner. Seeking 2½ BR/2 BA with double sink, 2 car garage, cathedral ceiling, mature trees, views, fireplace, ceiling fans. Call Chuck or Nancy 970-385-9191. FOR RENT: Beautiful vacation home in SCOV, 2BR/2BA. Completely furnished, includes WiFi, cable, patio, W/D, garage, N/S, N/P. Available December 2016, May-December 2017 and all of 2018. Great location, 13490 N. Tom Ryans Way. Call Kathy 510-537-1590 or email FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA, fully-furnished with mountain view. King in master, Internet, patio furniture and BBQ. Available November-December 2016. April-December 2017. For details and/or pictures call Jan, 636-357-8817 or email FOR RENT: Enjoy privacy and sweeping mountain views from this 2 BR/2 BA home. Open AZRM with separate DR & kitchen nook. Amenities include digital cable TV in AZRM & 2 BRs and WiFi. Split model for added privacy; BBQ, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, WD & linens. Rentals available Dec. 27, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017 & Apr. 7, 2017 forward. NP & NS policy. Photos are available upon request. Call Larry at (949)244-0210. FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA, 1,680 sq. ft., mountain view. 2 patios, 1 covered. Gas grill, fountain, all utilities, TV, wifi. Well-furnished, new appliances, walking distance to Activity Center and Desert Oasis. January-June, 3 months minimum. Call Greg Frantz, 303-905-8046.

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FOR RENT: Great mountain views from this beautiful 1858 sq. ft. fully-furnished SW home. 2BR/2BA, open kitchen; front and back covered patios; all utilities included w/ Wi-Fi, Direct TV, W/D, and BBQ. Fewer than two miles from golf course, fitness center and Activity Center. Golf cart available. N/S, N/P policy. Available thru December 31,2016 and after April 2017. Call Rachelle at 928277-5454. FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA fully furnished Pacifica model. King in master. Utilities, cable, Internet included. Furnished, covered patio with grill and beautiful waterfall feature. N/S and N/P. Available from December 2017-April 2018, four-month minimum preferred. Details and/or pictures call Knansee 970-948-8808 or email FOR RENT: New to the market. 2 BR/2 BA, 1,536 sq. ft., expanded Mariposa model with office and sitting room. Unique open floorplan with excellent flow. Split bedrooms with king in master and queen in guest room. Beautiful mountain view from front patio; back yard backs up to open desert. Beautifully upgraded. Utilities, Internet and cable included. NS. Available all of 2017 and 2018. (530) 859-3197 or FOR RENT: Now available bright, sunny 2 BD/2 BA Vistoso home. Completely furnished with resort-style living amenities, pool, golf, etc. Short or long term leases. Rates negotiable, call (520) 977-5790. FOR RENT: Beautiful, expanded (1,490 sq. ft.) Kensington model, 2 BR/2 BA. Split BR with king in extra large master and queen Murphy in second BR. Beautifully, fully-furnished and decorated. East facing rear patio on wash with beautiful mountain views. Large west facing front patio with privacy wall. Direct TV, WiFi and utilities included. Available January and February. $6,000 total for both months. Contact Lee at 520-818-0210 or 618-960-0242. WANT TO RENT: Midwest couple transitioning to retirement seeking 2 or 3 BR/2BA SCOV home for February and/or March 2017. N/S. SCOV references available. Contact Diane Pfeiffer 317-753-5700 or BAGPIPER FOR HIRE: Sun City resident and former Pipe Major with over 25 years of piping experience. Available Jan.-Feb. for weddings, funerals, golf events and any other special event. Contact David McCleery at 531-289-8451 or visit FURNITURE FOR SALE: Sofa and recliner, $350 for set or sofa, $250, recliner, $100. Set of solid wood side tables, $40, chimnea, $25.Call Amy, 520-8257013, WANTED: Panera in Oro Valley is looking for new team members who are passionate about customer service. We offer flexible work schedules, competitive pay, and a fun work environment. We have both part time and full time positions available. Apply now at or call the restaurant at 520-297-1026 to speak to the hiring manager. 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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