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Birders Group Mona Connoy 520-818-7923 Next planning meeting Fri., Sep. 27, 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio All residents are welcome to bird with us. Our next planning meeting is September 27. April and May birding trips are shown on our website. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure Birding on Woodland Road, east Tucson. Photo by your carpool Maggie Hinkle 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 departure from SCOV. Please contact the trip coordinator several days in advance to learn of any schedule changes. No birding trips are scheduled during the hot summer months from June through September.

hold. We are pleased that more women have joined. Check us out at our next meeting, Wednesday, April 10.

The weather is finally warming up, and lots of hikes for all different ability and experience levels are scheduled. Be sure to regularly check the website for detailed information about all the hikes offered during the month. If you are new to the community or new to hiking, and are interested in exploring the surrounding desert and mountains, please sign up for an orientation hike with guide Meg Gerken (see above), then come join us on the trails.

Bocce is a fun, easy to learn activity that people of most ages and abilities can enjoy. Newcomers are welcome. In April you may choose to play at 1 PM or 7 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before starting time to check in and receive a court assignment. More information is available on our website.

Gun Club David Ilse 520-818-3279 Oct.-Apr., Second Wed., 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

The Gun Club is focused on the safe and responsible use of firearms. We have many speakers each year and also informative club discussions. The topics range from where to shoot, types and purposes of various firearms, home security, conceal and carry, legislation, interstate transportation, buying/selling, police representatives, firearm instructors, etc. Residents are welcome to attend a meeting, and if one joins, Ron, AKA “Winslow Willie” and the annual dues are $5/house- Ronna, AKA “Sure Miss”


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Horseshoes Ray Coleman 520-825-2789 Ron Knudson 520-825-9307 Oct.-Apr., Tue., 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 is needed. There are no fees, and horseshoes are available. Come Tuesday or Thursday. 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.

Bocce Debbie Kotlarek Steve Porter 720-394-0413 Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-3 PM and 7-9 PM, Bocce Courts

Hiking Orientation hike guide Meg Gerken 520-638-7204 Pres. Byron Wolffing 520-284-7889 to see all scheduled hikes

Pickleball Pres. Jeff Rusch VP Membership Dave Burnham Sun.-Sat., 8 AM-9 PM April is National Pickleball Month. If you’re looking for some great exercise for your mind and body, pickleball can’t be beat. Playing pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body. Pickleball is a wonderful alternative for older players who previously played other racquet sports, but have physical limitations such as hip, shoulder, knee or other joint problems. Games are quick allowing time to relax and talk with new friends. Pickleball is more social than other games because you are never far from your partner or opponents. This makes it easy to converse while playing. Turn off your television and get off the couch. We will teach you our game and even lend you a paddle and balls. Go to our new website to sign up and learn to play. Your grandkids will thank us.

POP Tennis Pres. Brian Goff, 520-825-7232, VP Barbara Satterly, 520-825-8965, Tue., Thu., Sat., 9-11 AM; Wed., 2-4 PM, Desert Oasis Courts

Although the weather has been unsettled at times, we have consistently had excellent participation from our members. POP tennis is a new sport to southern Arizona and is catching on in ac-

Another action-packed game


April 2019, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster

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Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.