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BOD Study Session, Thursday April 11, 9 AM, WC3 and BOD Meeting Tuesday April 23, 9 AM, WC3

Photo by Sheryl Hester

Tipster April 2019

The Tipster is published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755, 520-825-3711

Board of Directors

Email address for BOD members, GM & Assistant Manager:

John Wilson, Meade Davis, President Joy Huxtable, Tim Kelley, Debra Arrett, Director Lou Gard, Director Ted Hood, Director Management Team (area code 520) Mark Wade, General Manager, 917-8080 Robin Coulter, ......Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Supt., 917-8059 Aalt Brouwer, Food & Beverage Director, 917-8074 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Rick Price, of Golf, 917-8086 Ken Sandrock, Supt., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, Controller, 917-8060 Support Team Monica Clark, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8082 Kate Cusumano, Librarian, 917-8083 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Marsha Dean, Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Angela Hong, Assistant, 917-8062 Karen Loffredo, Services Coordinator, 917-8087 Katy Mosier, Services Coordinator, 917-8058 Lisa Orach, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8065 Errick Owens, Manager, 825-3277 Kathy Peabody, Marketing & Technology Coordinator, 917-8068 Coco Sullivan, Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................... 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center.....................................................................................917-8067 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi.................................Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman..............................Co-Chair Carolene Mitchell.........................Secretary Brad Curtis....................................Member Arlene Douglas..............................Member Karen Koopmans............................Member Wanda Johnson.............................Member Judy Martin...................................Member

Mike McMinds................................Member Barbara McNeill............................Member Paul Mercer...................................Member John Njaa......................................Member Ann Owen......................................Member Laura Pigott..................................Member Suzanne Stiles...............................Member

Editor, Layout and Design: Marsha Dean Advertising: Lisa Orach; Printing: Alphagraphics To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, call 917-8065 for information. Sun City Oro Valley Community Association provides this publication for informational purposes only and neither endorses nor promotes any of the products or services advertised herein and assumes no responsibility or liability for the statements made in this publication.

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Hours of Operation –Summer Hours— Activity Center...................................................917-8066

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

Administration (In Welcome Center).................... 825-3711 ext 120 Mon.-Fri. ................................................................................ 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

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

Daily.................................................................................................5 AM-9 PM Pool Daily............................................................................................5 AM-8:30 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......................................................................................7 AM-8:30 PM Sat..............................................................................................9 AM-7:30 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.......................................................................................9 AM-4:00 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM Golf Course Walking........................ Before 6:30 AM and After 5 PM


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

Daily................................................................................................. 6 AM-5 PM Driving Range hours ..............................................6 AM-5 PM, Wed., 6 AM-3 PM

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

Daily................................................................................................. 7 AM-8 PM Happy Hour...................................................................................Daily, 3-6 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. 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 April Page Room 2 3..............................................................WC3 Welcome2019, Center Conference

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

Getting the Message Out by John Wilson “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” –George Bernard Shaw One comment I’ve heard occasionally is that the Board needs to “improve communication” with the community. Effectively communicating with approximately 4,000 residents can be a challenge. I can assure you that we are exploring new approaches by which such communication might be facilitated, and you will be hearing more about that in the near future. So how is the best way to get information to the residents of SCOV? A very large majority of residents have signed up to receive the weekly email newsletter, “This Week in SCOV” (TWISCOV), sent out by our General Manager, Mr. Mark Wade. If you are not among them, I urge you to sign up for it at the SCOV website (www.suncityorovalley. com). Many who do not receive TWISCOV electronically get a hard copy, available at various places in our community. Surely, TWISCOV is a useful communication mechanism, and that is why I am periodically contributing what I hope will be timely comments for inclusion in TWISCOV. If you have a question or concern, please contact me at, and I will address it in a future issue of TWISCOV, respond directly or direct your inquiry to someone who might better respond to that inquiry. “Little effort is needed to create a rumor, but a much greater effort must be made to deny it.” –Eraldo Banovac Certainly one important purpose for communicating is to quash unfounded rumors that arise. If unchecked, these can cause unnecessary dissension and confusion within our community. If you hear a rumor, whether it sounds outlandish or not (and believe me, I’ve heard some dandies), please ask for the source of that information. If it seems unreliable, is just “I heard” or “someone said,” maybe you might want to check into it further. Or please let me know, and I will address it directly in TWISCOV or, if more appropriate, by a personal email response. Thank you for giving these remarks your consideration.

Association News............................ 3 Association Committees................. 7 Golf................................................ 10 Coming Events.............................. 12 Workshops and Classes................. 13 For Your Information..................... 13 Thank Your Corner....................... 14

General Manager - Mark Wade 520-917-8080

It’s About that Time Again About 35-40% of our residents will be leaving for cooler country very soon. We had snow clear down here at the end of February so no need to be in a hurry. I know from personal experience that the snow can fly clear until Mother’s Day or later up north. If you are among those who will start their annual migration, I wish you well and hope your summer is full of safe travels. Please remember to arrange for your home to be taken care of in your absence. This past year, the Association’s Community Services Coordinator’s office sent out 1,699 courtesy notices. This number is slightly up from the previous year by 8%. The landscaping around your home will need continued care, and everyone who remains on property throughout the summer appreciates the community looking good all year. It is handy if someone checks on the inside of your home as well. Be sure Administration has your emergency contact information just in case we need to contact you about your home during the summer. I have had to contact a resident who was in such a hurry to get out of town that they left their home with the doors unlocked and the garage door open. I’m sure glad we were able to get ahold of them by way of their emergency contact number. If you are remaining in the community for the summer, I look forward to seeing you. Many activities will still be going on, so be sure and read both the Tipster and my weekly email, “This Week In Sun City Oro Valley” (TWISCOV). If you are not signed up to receive TWISCOV, please stop by the Welcome Center and the staff can help you get signed up. Also, remember to drink plenty of water and put on your sun blocker. If you are aware of residents who live alone, we appreciate neighbors who take the time to check in on each other to make sure we’re all OK. It’s one of the things that makes this community so wonderful. Wherever you are this summer, please remember to beware of scams. They are everywhere, and many target our generation. We see it on the news with regularity. Let’s be sure it is not us on the news, because we have taken extra caution when approached with “opportunities.” Safe and happy summer to all of you.

Coffee and Conversation

What’s Inside

Memoriam..................................... 14 Clubs............................................. 14 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 14 Continuing Education................. 18 Cultural & Social......................... 19 Dance......................................... 24 Exercise...................................... 25

with the General Manager and a Board Member

An informal exchange of information. Wednesday, April 10, 9-10 AM Activity Center/Hohokam

Games........................................ 26 Sports......................................... 27 Travel.......................................... 30 Partnered Organizations............... 30 Extended Community................... 31 Classifieds...................................... 32

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It’s More Than Living... It’s A Lifestyle! SCOV Library–A Community Favorite By Kate Cusumano, Librarian


he Sun City Oro Valley Library is a dynamic hub of our Saddlebrooke and Dewhirst-Catalina Public libraries. The active retirement community. With a 15,000-item col- FOL sponsored two successful Great Reads book talks this lection that includes not only books, but videos, audio year and plans to make those a biannual event. The first fobooks, magazines and puzzles, we have something for ev- cused on some of the best books of the last two years, and eryone. State-of-the-art computer software enables residents the second highlighted books of 40 authors featured at the to view our collection and reserve books and videos from a 2019 Tucson Festival of Books. The large crowds at each home computer, tablet or cell phone. Part-time paid Librar- talk show how much our residents enjoy reading and talking ian Kate Cusumano directs a staff of around 50 volunteers about books. Beginning last year, the FOL sponsored a bus who work a few three-hour shifts per month, leaving plenty to the Tucson Festival of Books for its members. You might ask, of time for clubs and “What does our liother activities. Artbrary have that the work by residents, nearby county librarfrom paintings and ies don’t?” Easy acwood carvings to cess and personalgourd work and ized contact. You can stained glass, is on walk or drive your display, and many golf cart, pop in after pieces are for sale. a swim, hike, play a Contributions from round of golf or pickthe Sculpture Club leball game. We treat are the most recent you like a neighbor, addition. because that’s what Much of the furyou are. Is there a niture was made book or movie you’d by members of the like us to purchase? Woodworking Club, Write it on the Reincluding the beautiquest List. Over 70% ful rolling book carts of requested items behind the circulaare purchased. Are tion desk, and the you temporarily laid endcap displays at up after knee surgery the end of the rows. Cheerful volunteers are happy to help you at your library. or another injury or illThe library runs on donations. The Friends of the Library (FOL) raise over half ness? Let us know if we can pick up your overdue items or of the dollars used to purchase materials. Generous cash bring you something to read or watch while you heal. Forand book donations from residents are welcome and ap- get to bring your SCOV facility card? No problem as long preciated. The Institute of Learning in Retirement funded the as you’re in our database. You can even use your key fob computers and buys many books and educational videos. to check out items. In addition, the collection is specifically No money comes from the Association. The biggest fund- tailored to our demographic, and our waiting list is normally raiser of the year is the eagerly-anticipated Spring Home much shorter than the public library. Our library, with its beautiful quartz-topped circulation Tour, which showcases ten SCOV homes that have undergone major renovations. Over 400 residents get ideas for desk staffed by two smiling volunteers is definitely a hub their own home-remodeling projects by touring homes in the for the community. Residents stop by not only for books, morning and afternoon and perhaps meeting at The Views videos, magazines or puzzles, but to pick up a Tipster, get free tickets to author events, read the Wall Street Journal or Restaurant for lunch or happy hour afterwards. The library also sponsors talks by authors throughout The Sunday New York Times, find out what the SCOV Book the year. Ten authors spoke last year discussing their lat- Club is reading, get a Tootsie Roll or chat with friends. We est books of fiction, history, medicine and mystery, including love being one of the first stops on the Ambassador Tours. beloved bestselling local author J.A. Jance. An Art Lovers Stop by for a book, a movie, a chat or a Tootsie Roll soon, Book Club program is hosted jointly by our library and the neighbor.


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Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Jack and Sally Evert By Ted Hood

he Board of Directors voted unanimously T to honor Jack and Sally Evert as the 2019 recipients of the Sun City Oro Valley Distin-

guished Service Award. Both Jack and Sally have demonstrated extraordinary volunteer service for the betterment of SCOV. Jack and Sally enthusiastically embrace the guiding principles of SCOV. They are well informed on key community and financial planning issues and promote intellectual and service programs. Jack and Sally go beyond just serving, they have served with a passion for over 17 years for the continued well being of our community. Jack has served on the Board of Directors from Jack and Sally Evert 2008-2011 and was appointed to the Board to fill a vacancy in 2018. Jack also chaired the Long Range Planning Committee, Properties Committee, Government Affairs Committee and the Chalk Creek Committee. Jack has also been a member of Special Projects, ARC, Nominating, Elections and the Prevail Committees. Sally is chair of the ILR Sampler Committee, a member and past chair of the GAC, former member and co-chair of the ARC, and current co-chair of the Future Housing Committee. Sally serves as secretary of

Asst. General Manager - Robin Coulter 520-917-8070 SCOV Awards Thank you for the great response to the vote for Best of the Northwest. The Views Golf Club 9 took first for Best Golf Course. In the category of Best Oro Valley Restaurant, The Views Restaurant took 1st. Sun City Oro Valley came in 2nd behind Splendido for Best Active Living Community. Congratulations to the golf course and restaurant for being the best. We already know this, but it’s nice to share the news with Northwest Tucson. The award logo you see above is used in our marketing. SCOV has received other awards as well. In 2018, both the homeowner association and the golf course, were selected as first by the Reader’s Choice, an award presented by the Arizona Daily Star newspaper. Another award from 2018 was from, a website for active adult living, voted SCOV as one of the most affordable places to live. Awards and recognition is well and good, but the real winners are each of you who are a part of this vibrant, healthy community. Thank you, again, for all you do to make SCOV a wonderful place to live.

Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius 520-917-8077 Winter to Spring As I write this, I have no idea what the weather will be like on April 1. I do know that, soon, many of our winter residents will be returning to their other homes. We wish them safe travels. It is also the time that clubs start to vote on new officers/leaders. Remember to turn in the names of new officers and club rosters to Coco Sullivan. If you no longer want to receive messages for club presidents/leaders, you need to go to the SCOV website and remove your name, using your password.

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the Seniors For Kids Club which acts to serve needy children. Both Jack and Sally have been members of the Posse for 17 years, and volunteer for events like the Pancake Breakfast, ILR Samplers and the Great Discussions group. Jack’s volunteerism on the various committees has had a direct impact on the SCOV community by improvements to the Chalk Creek erosion problems, installation of the solar panels, revenue produced by the AT&T cellular lease of the Clock Tower, and the establishment of electronic voting for SCOV elections. Sally helped to revitalize the Government Affairs Committee into a viable resource for the community. Most importantly, Jack and Sally totally support each other on their various committee assignments. Jack and Sally Evert didn’t just win the Distinguished Service Award through 17 years of continuous service; they earned it. Congratulations to Jack and Sally Evert.

Community Services - Katy Mosier Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 9-11 AM, Welcome Center 520-917-8058 Landscaping Suggestions If you are one of the residents who escapes our upcoming late spring/summer heat, we really encourage you to consider engaging a landscape maintenance company to attend to your yard during your absence. By doing this, you are being considerate of your neighbors and avoiding any Courtesy Notices sent by the Association. If you are new to our community and have not yet experienced the monsoon season and its ramifications, be aware that weeds, debris and suckers want to take over if not addressed on a consistent basis. Another consideration: if you have not already applied pre-emergent to your property, it is not too late if you make sure to water it in once it is applied. This watering is extremely important to the efficacy of the product. Talk to your landscaper about the different products and their effectiveness in our region. Throughout the year, our office receives many complaints on the condition of landscaping at rental properties. If you depend on a renter to pull weeds, clear yards of fallen plant/ tree debris and cut off any suckers as part of your lease agreement, our experience shows that often a renter does not feel it is a priority. We suggest that you include professional landscaping services as a part of your lease.

Holiday Hours Easter Sunday, April 21 AFC/Pool, 5 AM-5 PM Desert Oasis, 9 AM-4 PM The Views Restaurant, 11 AM-4 PM All Other Facilities Will Be Closed




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




$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

289,931 30,213 149,313 10,192 119,484 17,022 42,457 658,612

$ 3,480,396 $ 224,738 $ 1,070,056 $ 117,004 $ 749,358 127,743 $ 288,244 $ $ 6,057,539

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

3,480,396 231,984 921,790 117,818 647,100 24,000 227,247 5,650,335

Asset Reserve Contribution Contingency 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

$ $ $ $ $ $

(57,234) 601,378

$ (1,085,000) $ (13,368) $ (24,880) $ (15,106) $ (404,782) $ 4,514,403

$ $ $ $ $ $

(1,085,000) (27,368) (24,880) (11,500) (282,360) 4,219,227

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

294,214 63,298 54,578 2,310 75,041 115,000 604,441

$ 2,439,109 $ 470,178 $ 533,129 $ 58,340 $ 819,835 $ 920,000 $ 5,240,591

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,308,278 385,092 539,950 76,920 804,052 920,000 5,034,292

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(100,200) 504,241

$ (950,823) $ 4,289,768

$ $

(920,000) 4,114,292






Results of Operations

Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first eight months of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found on our website Log in after hovering over the Members tab and selecting Financials. At this page you will find the monthly Financial Statements as well as the Annual Budget for the current Fiscal Year and a copy of the Annual Budget for the coming year.


8 Months 2018-2019

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If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Finance & Budget Committee meeting which will be held Monday, April 29, 1:30 PM, 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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Welcome New Neighbors – February Unit # Name From 1 2 2 3 6 9 10 10 12 17 17 17 18 18A

Barbara & Gilbert Kjorstad Kathy & Robert Bohlen Connie Crow & Newton Williams Joan & Ed Caine Kathie Culhane-Pera & Tim Pera Lori & Ken Brown Marchiea Anderson & Steve Ball Kathryn Porter Susan Olson & Deborah DeCuir Cheryl Bates & Donald Thompson Sandra & Michael Mason Jane & Ken Shipley Sharon Webb Sandra & Frank Hallenbeck

Duluth, MN Spokane, WA Nashville, TN Oro Valley, AZ St. Paul, MN Norwood Young America, MN Seattle, WA Tucson, AZ Seattle, WA Kenosha, WI Reno, NV Coeur d’Alene, ID Huntington Beach, CA Marana, AZ

February 2019 Housing Resale Information Resales 2019 2018

For the Month 14 19 2018 Total Sold - 205

YTD 25 40

2019: Active Listings as of 2/28/2019........................... 22 2018: Active Listings as of 2/28/2018........................... 23 Source: TARMLS®

February 2019 Average Age of New Owners:


SCOV Library - Kate Cusumano > library Online catalog: 520-917-8083

Library usage was up from October 2018 through February 2019. In addition to a 6% increase in circulation and a 7% increase in patron visits, the number of online patron visits went up 27%. This last statistic contributed to a 26% increase in completed reserves, or items placed on hold and successfully picked up. It is heartening to see this strong increase in the number of patrons who have learned how to take advantage of our many online capabilities. For those of you still hesitating, did you know that when you have an account with the library you can access our database from the comfort of your own computer or device to accomplish the following? • Search the library catalog • See a list of new items • Place items on hold or cancel hold items • See what you have checked out and the due dates • Create a wish list of items for future checkout • See a history of all items you have checked out which can be sorted by author or title Stop by the library for information on getting started.

Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis 520-917-8073 Obey Cardio Machine Time Limits During busy times of day, many gyms limit cardio sessions on machines, usually to 30 minutes. Refusing to step off af-

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ter your designated time impacts the person waiting behind you and simply isn’t fair. Cardio machine time limits are put in place for a reason, as they ensure the opportunity for every exerciser to make the most out of their time at the gym, especially during peak hours. You want to train smarter, not longer, so if you’re hopping on the elliptical with a 30-minute time limit, make the most out of the time you have by kicking up the intensity with intervals. Many studies show these shorter workouts burn more calories for hours afterward. Any questions about Association-sponsored fitness classes, call Lonnie Davis, Fitness Supervisor, 520-917-8073. Special Note From the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC) Orientation on how to use the gym equipment is held every Thursday, 1 PM, so stop in and sign up. Contact Lonnie Davis, AFC Coordinator, to discuss questions or problems with the AFC. AFC and Desert Oasis: See Hours of Operation on page 2. Tuesday, April 9, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. They will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, April 10, the Desert Oasis pool will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time.

Association Committees Help Needed This Help Needed section seeks volunteer help for various Association Committees. You must be an owner/resident to serve. Neighborhood Pride Committee (NPC) is seeking residents who are interested in keeping our community beautiful. Do you take pride in living here? If so, the NPC could use you as a member. It takes 3-4 hours a month to serve on the committee. Owning a golf cart is not necessary, but it would be helpful. If you are interested and would like to join us, or if you have any questions, call Tempe Johnson 825-6994, or Katy Mosier, staff liaison 917-8058.

Active Health Judy Greenberg, 631-974-4375, Nov.-May, Third Tue., 1:30 PM

On Friday, April 12, 1 PM, Auditorium, the Active Health Committee is hosting a presentation on macular degeneration by Robert Snyder, M.D. Dr. Snyder joined Tucson Eye Care in 2015. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained eye surgeon with expertise in modern cataract surgery. Since 1998, Dr. Snyder has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and as one of the “Best Docs” in Tucson, AZ. For his work he has received numerous awards for the prevention of eye diseases. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Dr. Snyder will discuss the two types of macular degeneration and the latest in treatment and prevention of this condition.

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Activity Center Renovation Chair Ed Zwerling First and Third Tue., 10 AM, AC/Hohokam Room

For the next several weeks the Activity Center Renovation Committee will be finalizing and prioritizing the requirements for the renovated Activity Center. The architect will also be meeting with the stakeholders to better understand their suggestions. We are also working with The Views Restaurant, local caterers and others to define various food and beverage options. The architect will also be consulting with other design specialists to insure the final product meets our current and future needs. Our meetings are the first and third Tuesday of every month, 10 AM, Activity Center. We plan on meeting through the summer so please check the SCOV calendar for changes. If you have any suggestions or comments, contact us at

Aquatic Fitness Center Advisory Chair Stan Shopa First Wed., 11:30 AM, WC1

Use of the gym and pool continues to grow as residents realize how convenient it is to use the clean, well-equipped work-out and recreational facilities. The number of visits to the AFC has more than doubled from 6,069 recorded visits during January of 2008 to 12,694 in January of this year. Discussion of recommendations for further improvements took place at the March meeting of the AFC Committee. These included adding additional equipment, such as another a rowing machine to the gym and an additional hot tub to the pools. Some usage restrictions were also discussed, since it became necessary to sanitize both the main pool and the Desert Oasis pool due to foreign matter found in the pools. Age and maturity of children who are guests was considered and will be discussed at the April meeting to determine if further restrictions are needed. Sanitizing the pools requires that they be closed and shock chlorinated, which ls both inconvenient and costly.

Architectural Review Lorie Puffett 415-902-1133 Second and Fourth Tue., 2 PM, WC3

Architectural Review Committee (ARC) needs you. We are seeking several volunteers to join the ARC. The committee is responsible for ensuring that all changes, improvements and alterations to SCOV lots conform and harmonize with the existing surroundings, residences, landscaping and structures. We meet twice per month to consider homeowner applications for exterior improvements to lots. Committee members are also expected to meet with homeowners prior to meetings to discuss proposed projects. Another ARC function is to act as the first level of appeal for disputed complaints. Committee members must also be or become familiar with the use restriction and architectural control sections of the Master Declaration and with the Development Standards. Interested? Please submit an application at

Community Directory Chair Lisa Collins 812-344-4773

ple use the Internet, fewer businesses buy ads in directories. At some point, the publisher will quit. We will then need to decide if we want to pay for a paper directory ourselves. In the meantime, let directory advertisers know that you use the directory and appreciate their support of it. Did you know our directory is on the SCOV website? Find your neighbors’ names, or all the people from your hometown, or whatever you seek. The incremental search box will display results as you type. Are you included in the directory? New homeowners are unlisted by default. To add or update your information, complete the online form “To change your directory listing...” or fill out an orange card at the Welcome Center. You can choose to have certain information unlisted in the paper directory and/or online.

Consumer Referral - Vendor List Susanna Moran

Here are directions for looking up the Vendor List on the website: log in to > Members > Member Services > Consumer Referral Vendor List > Read More. The Vendor List was formerly the Consumer Referral List. The Vendor List may be viewed at the monitor desk in the Activity Center during business hours. Please check the Vendor List, because changes are made frequently. Vendors are added, changed or deleted. Vendors should email Susanna Moran to inquire about applying to be on our Vendor List.

Election Election Results Vote results were reported Tuesday, March 26. The newly elected Directors are Howard Schultz, Jim Mitchell and Christine Ludwig all for three-year terms. Results of the PROPOSALS vote are as follows: 1. (Votes and Retention of Ballots) to amend the 19th Amended Bylaws, Section 4.5 to include the current process of online voting. PASS 2. (Capital Contribution Fee) to amend the 2nd Amended Master Declaration Section 3.5 to give the Board the flexibility of a range for the Capital Contribution Fee. FAIL 3. To amend the 2nd Amended Master Declaration, Article 1, Definitions, by adding a new Section 1.25 definition for “View” and renumbering the following section. To amend 2nd Amended Master Declaration, Section 5.2 by adding the last sentence to require ARC approval before architectural or landscaping projects could be completed that would result in a View being blocked. PASS 4. To amend the 2nd Amended Master Declaration, Article 4, Section 4.13 to prohibit combining or replatting lots. PASS 5. To amend 2nd Amended Master Declaration, Article 4, by adding a new Section 4.14 sections (a requirement to conform to building styles and standards) and renumbering the following sections. PASS AGAINST



































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Finance-Budget Chair Sharon Miller Fourth Mon., 1:30 PM, WC3

The committee’s recommendations for the SCOV 20192020 Annual Operating and Capital Acquisition Budget will be presented during the Board’s Thursday, April 11, Study Session. Board and committee meetings are open to all SCOV community members. The budget with any Boarddirected revisions will be approved by the Board at the Tuesday, April 23, meeting. The Finance-Budget Committee agendas, minutes and the SCOV Committee Volunteer application form are posted on the SCOV members-only website. To access this information, click on the Members tab and scroll down to the Committees tab. Financial reports can be found by clicking on the Members tab and scrolling down to the Financials tab. Please contact Sharon Miller for more information about the committee.

Food and Beverage Chair Barb McNeill Oct.-May, First Fri., 2-3 PM, The Views Terrace The Food and Beverage Committee is researching several projects for recommendations which will result in improved conditions and added ambiance to The Views Restaurant. Bistro lights will be added on the patio. Permanent infrared heaters are planned for the terrace, as well as an additional sun/shade screen. More portable heaters will be moved to the patio for the busy winter season. Noise abatement solutions for the lounge are in progress. A covered, raised herb garden outside the northeast side of the terrace is on the wish list. We hope to have rotating resident art throughout the restaurant to improve the ambiance. A professional hanging system must be purchased for this project. While not in the current budget, with the introduction of Friends of the Restaurant (FOR,) we hope you will want to help with donations toward these projects. More information will be available as we continue to define FOR in our Food and Beverage Charter.

Friends of the Library Lynne Davis Pat Brown

This winter season has been an active period for Friends of the Library, and the board wishes to thank all of the volunteers and the community members who have participated in the activities. Our SCOV Library has a wealth of books, videos and more, all because of the generosity of this community. We celebrate volunteers in April, and we will begin planning for another winter season of fun.

Gift Shop Co-Chairs Don Jovag 520-762-6030, Elaine Deeter 520-825-5388 Gift Shop 520-917-8051 Shop hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-4PM; Sat., 9 AM-12:30 PM

Spring is here and the Gift Shop is blooming with new items for gifting and beautifying your homes. Featured artists for April are Don Jovag and Joan Kelley. Don is well-known for his food-safe wooden bowls and platters that feature intricate designs he creates with different colors and varieties of wood. When you actually feel one of these bowls, you get an appreciation for the quality of his work and his meticulous attention to finish and detail. Don also makes platters, urns and segmented wooden bracelets.

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Photographer and potter, Joan Kelley, makes decorative and functional clay items as well as photographic greeting and note cards. Although photography has been her second nature, a love of Don Jovag and Joan Kelley pottery has taken over for the past 18 years, balancing mud play with clean digital imaging. Check out her cards with yawning bobcats and prancing quail as well as her varied pottery pieces.

Government Affairs Chair Laura Dore 520-338-1016 Second Wed., 1 PM, WC1

The Government Affairs Committee invites politicians or subject matter experts to provide educational forums for SCOV residents. Topics may include water and land usage, utilities, taxes, safety or other issues impacting the quality of life in our community. Residents who have topics of interest may submit ideas to Laura Dore.

Greens Reconstruction Chair Howard Schulz See online Board and Committee meetings calendar for dates/times

Questions you asked at the Greens community forums: With the changes to the greens, will irrigation systems need to be moved? Fourteen of the greens will remain within the current irrigation network. Four will have minor extensions (including the putting green) to the existing irrigation system. The green on Hole No. 11, will have a new irrigation system. This new green location will move play and golf balls away from the homes located on the left side of the hole. Is the cost of $1.2M in 2020 dollars a firm number? This cost was developed after receiving budget estimates from three construction firms that do this type of work. Our architect has worked with all three firms on greens projects. There were 25 similar line items detailed in each cost estimate. The budgetary numbers were within 15% or $175K of each other. In December 2019, detailed design drawings in the form of a request for proposal (RFP) will be sent to contractors who do this type of work, and final bids will be requested. Who will be on site to monitor workmanship and supervise greens construction? We have a contract (included in the $1.2M) with Mike Gogel, our golf course architect, to oversee construction work and grass grow-in. He has experience as a contractor who does this type of work and experience as an owner’s representative to ensure that quality and costs of the project are successfully monitored. Our General Manager will have ultimate oversight of the project.

Loan Room - Community Assistance Chair Gay Russell Third Thu., 3 PM, WC1; Loan Room hours: Tue., Thu., 8-9 AM These next weeks are some of the busiest of the year for the Loan Room, so we suggest you make reservations as early as you can. Many of our children’s items are already spoken for, as our residents have family visiting for spring


break. The Loan Room has medical items of all types available to our residents in addition to rollaway beds, mattresses, tables and chairs, car seats, pack ̛ n plays and high chairs. Our website has a more complete list of items for loan. Your SCOV card is necessary to make reservations or pick up items. Please feel free to come and see what we have in your Loan Room.

Marketing Chair Pete Coy 360-739-4100 First Wed., 2 PM, WC1

Some of the new marketing ideas that are being explored by the Marketing Committee include an online apparel site where residents can order SCOV apparel from the website, steps to reduce rumors in our community such as an active FAQ button on the website, podcasts to provide information to residents and prospective buyers, a new web video of SCOV and a revised committee charter. We are also discussing how to create more diversity in our community through our marketing efforts. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 3, 2 PM, WC-1.

Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 520-825-6994 Third Tue., 2 PM, WC3 Yes, It’s Here Spring did get here, and it’s time to make sure those empty pots in front yards are filled with living plants, cactus or flowers. With all the rain we had early this year, weeds are popping up everywhere. When weeds are small, they are easy to remove. Wildflowers are allowed in our community until after they finish blooming, at which time they too need to be removed. Trim any trees that block stop signs or shrubs which overhang the sidewalk or street, as they also grew during our winter rains. Remember, no artifacts of any kind are allowed in front yards. Winter residents should be sure that someone maintains your yard during the summer months, so your home looks cared for while you are away. Do notify Administration of your summer address in case they need to reach you. Continue to take pride in your property even when you are not on site, so that it will look just as nice upon your return as when you left.

What is an artifact? Statues, depictions, artificial flowers, decorative yard ornaments or other man-made artificial decorations are not allowed in front yards. They may be placed on top of front or street-facing courtyard walls. Refer to Development Standards Section 2.17 xiv.

Posse Chair Larry Clark 520-404-7664 First Tue., 3 PM, Desert Oasis (must be logged in first)

The weather has warmed up, and our reptile friends are out and about, maybe inside your garage if you left your door up last night. The Posse patrols your neighborhood every night, and if we find your garage door open, we will call. Last year we found 719 open doors. Please be sure we have the correct phone number for your address and let’s keep those doors down.


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Preserve and Enhance Lifestyle and Property Values Chair Don Stewart 618-980-3878 Your Piece of the Puzzle. Your 1/2488th. When you purchased your home in SCOV, you purchased a fraction of a community. Conceptually, you purchased a fraction of an activity center, a fraction of an aquatic and fitness center, a fraction of the common areas, a fraction of the sports courts, a fraction of the restaurant, a fraction of the golf course. You are not asked to maintain any of these pieces of the puzzle, your annual HOA payment does that for you. However, you also purchased a fraction of the view that we all moved here for, and the community expects you to maintain that piece of our puzzle. This would not be the case if you purchased a home with nothing or no one around you for miles and miles. But you didn’t. You purchased a piece of our community. Imagine this: picture a puzzle with 2,488 pieces, fully assembled, with one piece missing. You would probably return that puzzle to the store and expect a refund of your purchase price. And rightfully so. SCOV’s true value is the sum of its (puzzle) parts. Next meeting is Friday, April 5, 3 PM, WC1.

Properties Chair Rich Oaks Third Thu., 9 AM, WC1

The Chalk Creek Wash is the largest wash in our community. In the past, heavy storms caused damage to the wash and golf course in addition to threatening homes. As a result, a program was established to maintain the wash and minimize the threat from heavy storms. A key element to the ongoing maintenance of the wash is a series of inspections to determine the condition of the creek and identify potential threats to surrounding properties. The Properties Committee together with HOA staff and experienced experts in these matters participate in the inspections. The Properties Committee works on a variety of tasks like this during the year. Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 18.

Tipster Editorial Co-Chair Lou Phillippi 520-638-6957 Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman 520-519-9781

If you submit a Tipster article every month, thank you. We appreciate your letting us know what information you want published, even if it’s the same as the previous month. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 16, 9 AM, WC1.

Director of Golf - Rick Price 520-917-8086

It has been an interesting fall and winter season with the worst weather on record for cooler temperatures, rain, and even closed a couple days for snow. Here it is, already April, and some of our residents are heading back to their other homes. Hopefully we will get back to our normal beautiful golf weather and enjoy the rest of this month. If you like playing golf in the afternoon, please look for a very special promotion later this month that will be available


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to purchase for only 13 weeks. It’s a promotion that will last for a few years to encourage our residents and guests to play afternoon times that would be available throughout the year. The Greens Reconstruction Committee has been diligently communicating the progress to the community on the greens project. We ask for your continued support especially from all our community golfers and annual pass holders during the construction period. The schedule for reconstruction of the greens would start in the spring of 2020 through overseeding. We would reopen the entire course and greens in October 2020. However, I just want to be clear that the golf course will not be closed during construction. Once the project begins, the golf course will be open for play as a par 70 with a maximum distance of approximately 5,500 yards. We will be preparing the temporary greens well in advance in order to provide the best quality putting service possible. The greens project is essential to the long-term success of our community and golf course. Thank you for your support.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf 520-917-8063 April is the time of year the golf course begins the transition from the overseeded winter ryegrass to the underlying Bermuda grass. The goal is to slowly remove the ryegrass and promote the growth of the Bermuda grass while still providing good golf course conditions in May and early summer. The process of transitioning from the winter ryegrass to summer Bermuda grass involves many steps that actually starts in September and lasts until the Bermuda grass is healed in July. Seed rates have been greatly reduced over the years to provide less completion between grasses. Fairways are being rotated to skip overseeding allowing extra time to recover. Overseed preparation is significantly reduced to prevent injury to Bermuda grass before seeding even occurs. Irrigation is monitored very closely to prevent injury to the Bermuda grass in late spring as the temperatures start to rise. If the ryegrass is watered too heavily, the underlying Bermuda grass gets weaker and declines. If the ryegrass is not watered enough, the salts build up in the soil also leading to Bermuda grass decline. A mix of chemicals are applied starting in March to weaken the ryegrass. This reduces competition and allows the Bermuda grass to come out of dormancy easier. A different chemical is then used in May to completely remove the ryegrass and poa to allow the Bermuda grass a chance for full recovery. Overall, the golf course should continue to have better playing conditions during the early part of summer. Any areas that still need to be repaired will be done in June and healed by the middle of July.

Golf Advisory Chair Doug Kimble 520-825-3172 First Wed., 2 PM, WC3

April is a month we should all enjoy. The Bermuda grasses are green and growing; the tight lies are not so common now. The golf leagues are finishing up their league tournaments this month. There will continue to be a lot going on for anyone interested in playing in golf leagues. The Pro Shop will continue offering many golfing events such as casual golf, chipping and putting, clinics and other fun golfing events.

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A thank you goes out to all who have served on the Golf Advisory Committee this year. We are an important communication link with the golfers, nongolfers, Pro Shop, maintenance crew and administrative staff. Enjoy our wonderful golf course and take pride in it by fixing ball marks on greens, divots in fairways, raking sandtraps, and using golf etiquette.

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club Pres. Kevin Devaney Membership David Flatness 425-443-3708 Play Wed.

The final major tournament of this season will be the Member/Guest Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. A practice round can be played the day prior to the event. Contact Chuck Bahnson 605-366-5159 or Bill Smith 734-478-4256 if you are interested in playing and there are cancellation spots available. For the rest of the month we have a Two-Man Scramble on Wednesday, April 10, and Oh Crap Scramble Wednesday, April 17, followed by a bash. Tickets will be sold in the Pro Shop the early part of that week. Wednesday, April 24, we will close out the month with Better Nine individual play.

Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club Pres. Mark Fuller 612-978-9901 Membership David Chatterton 520-204-5636 Rec. Sec. Dennis Pupkiewicz 520-639-8762 Play Thu. morning

The start for Thursday mornings is now 8 AM. Our club three-day tournament is best two-out-of-three scores. There are payouts for the first five flights, plus other prizes. Trophy and cash are awarded for low gross score. The awards ceremony, meeting and burger bash follow golf Thursday, April 11, in the Auditorium. You must sign up by April 6. You can still golf and attend the meeting and burger bash even if you do not enter the tournament. Members must sign up for weekly games at GolfGenius. com or contact Tim Lochner in the Pro Shop for assistance.

The Views 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Darlene Lamb VP and Membership Marty Blakely

Clubs at SCOV are only as good as the members within the clubs, and the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club is no exception. Rob Ransom and Eileen Buskirk and their fabulous committee with the support of the whole community were proud to announce that Change for a Cure raised $16,377.50. Give yourselves a hand if you were one of the many who donated money or time for a worthy cause. We thank you. March 5 finally brought a beautiful day for annual Member/ Guest Golf Tournament. Thirty-two teams enjoyed golf, lunch and plenty of prizes and the ever-popular money tree. The event was co-chaired by Patti Thompson and Cathy Morrow and a slew of helpful hands from the club. That’s the thing that is so special about our club; ladies are always ready to pitch in, no matter the tasks. Thank you, ladies. We are in the process of finishing up the President’s Cup matches with only a few left before we congratulate the winner. Our Club Championship was decided the end of March. April will bring a changing of the guard with a new team of officers to lead us into 2020.


The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Pattie Horning 248-767-6873 Membership: Barbara Armes 206-915-2609 or Louann Convey 303-718-7597 Play Thu. morning

Our golf season, rain, snow or shine, has been a tremendous success. We end our regular season this month with our final luncheon Thursday, April 25, when awards are given and we begin to bid our seasonal residents goodbye. Our permanent residents play all summer on Thursday mornings, so if you are interested, please contact us. Our club has had the pleasure of being invited to other Barbara Armes and Louann Convey, local 9-hole invitationals at The membership chairs Highlands, Mountainview and Ventana Canyon; another great reason to join us. Since May 2018, we have added more than 26 new members, thanks to Barbara Armes and Louann Convey. We salute them for volunteering their time and enthusiasm to expand our league.

Food & Beverage Director - Aalt Brouwer 520-917-8074

I would like to thank you all for the continued support we have received. I am truly thankful for the comments and gratitude you have shown my team. I would like to boast about them for a few moments. First and foremost, we have received our first “perfect” on quality of service ever. That means that every comment card we received for the month was marked “meets expectations.” Second, we have had a 97% satisfaction rating for food quality. Those two things make or break a restaurant. The rest we continue to work on. Included in our business plan is addressing the decor and noise levels of the restaurant. I personally look forward to seeing this restaurant thrive in the way all residents envision it. It’s More

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Dave Scoles Fourth Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

Tax season is upon us and now is a good opportunity to consider how using a portion of any RMD (required minimum distribution) as a charitable contribution might favorably impact your 2019 taxes. Check this option out with your individual tax preparer. The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation continues to meet certain grant requests that not only support needs in SCOV, but also in the surrounding area. The Foundation is completely funded by residents’ contributions throughout the Promoting Shredding Day. year. Financial support is provided in Steve Holmes photo the areas of health, cultural, educational, recreational and general charitable requests. Please consider a charitable gift to the Foundation. Donation cards and return envelopes are available at the Welcome Center. Send to: Sun City Vistoso Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Our autopay plan is available at The annual Foundation shredding day will take place Saturday, April 20, 8-11 AM. See the insert in this Tipster issue. Thank you for your continuing financial support as we move ahead throughout the year.

Coming Events

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

Every Day, 3-6 PM The Views Restaurant Happy Hour Please join us for happy hour. Enjoy the best in live entertainment Friday and Saturday, 5:30-8 PM.

Tuesday, April 2, 1 PM Authors J.A. Jance and Isabella Maldonado J.A. Jance, queen of Arizona mystery/thriller writers, teams up with her protégée, Isabella Maldonado, in a dynamic duo. Jance writes the Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker series, mostly set in Arizona. Maldonado uses her extensive law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her Veranda Cruz series, set in Phoenix. The event will be in the Auditorium. There is no charge; however, to help us plan for attendance, you will need to obtain a ticket, available in the Library.

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Potpourri Spring Concerts Come and enjoy one of the Sun City Singers popular sellout concerts featuring previously performed favorite songs and Easter holiday songs. Performances are open seating in the Auditorium. Look for details on posters in SCOV facilities.

Tickets, $5 pp, on sale Mon.-Sat., Apr. 1-6, 9 AM-Noon, and Mon., Apr. 8, 9 AM-Noon, Activity Center/Lobby


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Tuesday, April 9, 10 AM Tucson Museum of Art Talks Our presenter for April retired on short notice, so we had to make a program change. We were in luck. Kit Kimball is back from her February trip and is happy to treat us to “Diego Rivera’s Two Greatest Passions: Revolution and Art.” Muralists are fascinating, so please come and join us at the Activity Center/Navajo Room. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann 520-427-7777.

Sunday , April 14, 2 PM The Tucson Symphony String Quartet The TSO String Quartet will perform in our Auditorium. It is a pleasure to bring you this fine concert in our very own community. No need to drive far or deal with parking. Tickets will not be sold online for this event. Theatre seating, no food or drinks. Doors open at 1:30 PM.

Tickets, $18 pp, on sale at the Welcome Center Tuesday, April 23, 10 AM U of A Museum of Art For centuries, artists have been fascinated with water. This presentation, “Water in a Frame,” will bring you some very fine works on this subject. There is no charge for this event in the Activity Center/Native American Rooms.

Saturday, April 27, Dusk Outdoor Movie Join us on the Driving Range for a fun night with friends to watch 2019 Academy Award Best Picture nominee, A Star is Born.

Tuesday, April 30, 10:45 AM Tipster Collation Help collate the inserts that go into the Tipsters in the Auditorium. It’s a great way to get some exercise and meet new people.

Tuesday, April 30, 1:30 PM Financial Conversation with Residents Join Tim Kelley, Mark Wade, Randy Trenary and Sharon Miller in the Activity Center/Navajo Room for a discussion of the third quarter financials and the 2019-2020 budget and dues breakdown. Time will be allowed for resident questions.

Sunday, May 5, 2 PM The Tucson Symphony Percussion Quartet One of the symphony’s most asked-for ensembles will perform in our very own Auditorium. SCOV residents rate this as highly entertaining. Tickets will not be sold online for this event. Theatre seating, no food or drinks. Doors open at 1:30 PM.

Tickets, $18 pp, on sale Thu., Apr. 4, Welcome Center Tuesday, May 28, 1 PM Indoor Movie Plan to join us for a fun afternoon movie in the Auditorium; movie selection will be announced at a later date.

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Special Events for Clubs

See club articles for full details. Day Trippers, Thu., Apr. 4, Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, $62 pp Starlight Ballroom Dance Club, Fri., Apr. 5, April Fools Dance, 6-9:30 PM, Auditorium Singles Golf, Sun., Apr. 7, 1:45 PM, The Views Genealogy, Tue., Apr. 9, 1 PM, “Handwriting Reveals Personality,” Activity Center/Navajo Singles Dinner, Thu., Apr. 11, 5:30 PM social hour, 6 PM, seating, Activity Center/Navajo Singles Happy Hour, Fri., Apr. 26, 5:30 PM social hour, 6 PM, seating, Activity Center Day Trippers, Thu.-Sun., May 23-26, Canyon de Chelly, $900 per couple ($450 pp) $592 single Day Trippers, Sun., Jun. 16, pizza party catered by Rosati’s, $5 pp

Workshops and Classes Active Health Committee Musical Meditation This monthly session continues on Monday, April 8, 3:30-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Room. Call Eva Friedner 508-212-9460. Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Classes Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM, WC1. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend, you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie 520917-8073. You could save the life of a loved one. The next class will be April 24. 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 Sun City Oro Valley-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a $3 drop-in charge without a punch card. Class descriptions may be found online Questions, call 520-917-8073. Aqua Zumba®: Balance Class: Chair Balance Class: Cardio Chair Aerobics: Core Conditioning: Sunrisers: Sweat Stretch: Water Aerobics: Zumba® :

Tue., 1-2 PM, AFC Pool Mon., 10:30-11:30 AM, AFC Fri., 10:30-11:30 AM, AC/Dance Studio Tue., Thu., 10:30-11:30 AM, Sat., 9-10 AM, Catalina Vista Mon., 5-6 PM, Wed., 3-4 PM, AFC Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-8 AM, AFC Tue., Thu., 7:30-9 AM, AFC Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 AM, AFC Pool Tue., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thu., 4-5 PM, AFC

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM, WC3. Caregivers are welcome to attend classes. Ray Jerkins 520-219-3561. Spanish Language Classes Contact Myriam Barrientos 520-906-8334 spanishmyriam Review the many levels of classes available at Classes continue through May.


Introduction to Tai Chi – Free Class Thursday, April 4, 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves slow, focused movements. Because of the benefits for balance, strength and improved breathing, it is an exercise especially suitable for seniors. Tai Chi Club is proud to offer you this opportunity to work with our two expert and experienced Tai Chi Masters. See the Tai Chi Club article on page 26 for more information.

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. Coffee Cart The Coffee Cart in the Kachina Lounge will be closing Friday, April 26, for the summer. Kathy and Jerry wish everyone a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing you in October. Costume Closet The Costume Closet is located inside the Loan Room at the Cart Barn. Costumes may be checked out and returned by appointment only. Call Marty Siracusa 520-825-6961 or Betty Verderese 520-825-7811 to schedule appointments. Cash donations accepted for the use of costumes. Wyoming Party All SCOV residents from Wyoming are invited to gather Sunday, April 7, 3:30 PM, at Peggy and Mike Gardner’s, 14567 N. Del Webb Blvd., and enjoy a delicious meal catered by Bubb’s Grub. Dinner cost is $18. Come enjoy the afternoon with fellow Wyomingites. Please RSVP before April 2, to Tony Adams 307-635-5732

Thank You Corner

Youth On Their Own students thank you for your generous response to the recent scrap metal collection. We are fortunate to live in such a caring, giving community with neighbors who are positively impacting the future of Pima County by supporting YOTO. Kris Cohen YOTO/Northwest Auxiliary Many, many thanks to all who helped me through my recent hip surgery. I could not have done it without all your help. Joyce Unger Thank you to all the volunteer AARP tax preparers; your many hours of help are greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to Sun City for providing the facility for this activity. Leslie Esparza


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Clubs Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Art League Co-Pres. Caryl Thornton 520-638-7024, Carol Nagel 520-825-3097

The mission of the Art League is to create a good-looking exhibit with the works available for a particular show. Good placement, good lighting or a premium spot cannot be guaranteed. The participating artists understand the restrictions of the Activity Center and the Desert Oasis facilities and cooperate fully with the decisions of the Art League. For April, in the Activity Center, the theme is “Up Close.” We are sure this exhibit will intrigue our SCOV community and their guests. The Clay Club will refresh their display in the Desert Oasis. Next month will feature another theme show in the Activity Center, “Adobe Structures.” For the members of the clubs who belong to the Art League, it is time to get those creative juices flowing.

Bark Carving Bob Ash 520-282-3688 Tue., 1-4 PM, Thu., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Lapidary

If you are a bark carver or are interested in getting started with cottonwood bark carving please join us Tuesday afternoons and/or Thursday mornings for carving and conversation. We have bark available for beginners, and there is always someone to help and suggestions for first projects. Come by and view some of our work in our display window next to the Wood Shop in the Artisan Center and/or drop in Tuesdays or Thursdays. Members, please remember to pay your $10 dues for 2019.

Clay Pres. Gary Brown 520-303-7328 Sep.-May, First Thu., General Meeting, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery Studio cleaning last Wed., 1 PM Orientation as needed

Tuesday, April 9, Clay Club members will travel to SaddleBrooke for a morning of pottery sharing. In addition to all the fun, this event allows our two clubs to share enthusiasm, amazing clay art, new project ideas and cutting-edge techniques. Be sure to keep an eye out in the Clay Studio for details of this event.

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Have you visited Desert Oasis to view our pottery exhibits which continue to draw rave reviews? This month, many amazing masks are featured, as our members’ imaginations seem to be endless. It gives us great pleasure in knowing the exhibits are well received by the SCOV community. Days in the studio continue to fly by as members inspire and support each other to complete beautiful and satisfying projects. Karen Kane glazes a mask

Colored Pencil Jan Thomas 520-591-1275, Sue Parkes 520-825-7307 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

in the Glaze Studio

Are you fascinated with changes in colors and patterns? Do you like details? Colored Pencil may be just the club for you. It is an easy, forgiving medium but does require patience. Basic drawing skills are helpful, especially if you want to venture into scratchboard, which some in our group enjoy. We have many resources to help get you started and helpful Bette McGrath has discovered how advice for beginners. Come engaging scratchboard can be join us.

Fine Arts Studio Pres. April Hoffman 520-329-8443, Wed., 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Another of our talented and personable members is Rowena Hardinger who has lived in SCOV for 24 years. She and her husband chose to live here after three months of traveling to explore other locations. Rowena’s expertise is watercolors. Her subjects include those that relate to a dear connection with nature or a travel memory, one that tells a story she believes needs to be told or a scene that Rowena with one of her paintings reminds her of the desert. She believes it’s wonderful to develop a skill that occupies the heart and mind. We invite you to join us, meet Rowena and all the others who are a part of this dedicated group.

Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 520-818-2343 Mon., 1-4 PM, and Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Lapidary Room

Stop in and learn how to produce your own piece of gourd art. There is always someone there to help you, and we have everything you will need.

Japanese Flower Arranging Donald Marier 520-825-4878 Nov.-May, Second and Fourth Mon., 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, is the art of arranging flowers, branch materials, grasses and leaves. At its core is the beauty resulting from a combination of color, shapes and

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graceful lines. More than simple floral decoration, it is a form of sculpture with plant materials. Learn from certified instructors at your own pace and make creative arrangements for your home.

Knit and Crochet Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Tue., 2:30-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

If you knit or crochet, Tuesday afternoons might be a way to learn new techniques or find a new pattern to try. Several of us are working on a variety of projects, and we love to share with others what we’ve been doing. You would be amazed at some of the things that knitters make these days. It’s back in vogue. If you want to brush up on your skill level or try a new technique, you’ll find help in our group. Come and enjoy a relaxing time with us.

Modelers Pres. Fred Faust 520-907-3469 Second Fri., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge During a recent Modelers Club gathering, master modeler Don Holbrook conducted a seminar in the Modelers Room showing how he makes his models so realistic. He uses various commercial and homemade products to dirty, i.e., weather his models. Everyone picked up some pointers on his techniques for their own models. All SCOV residents are welcome at our monthly meetings. During any day, if the lights are on and someone is in the Modelers Room, stop in. 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 520-825-3097 Tue., 9 AM-4 PM and Thu., 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

The May show theme is “Adobe Structures.” You still have time to complete an art piece for this show. Check the exhibition calendar on the bulletin board in the Art Studio for the October 2019 and April 2020 show themes.

Vistoso Photo Pres. Gerda Timm 520-825-6864 Sep.-May, Second and Fourth Wed., 6 PM, Catalina Vista This month members of the club will be displaying their photographs in the Activity Center. The Art League exhibition is titled “Up Close.” A competition of “Night Lights” will be held April 24 at 6 PM. The judge will be Jeff Albiniak, and all photographs must have been taken after April 1, 2018. February winners of the “Black and White” competition “Yahweh Love” by Laura Hackenbrock


were John Moore, Kathy Mashburn, Ed Caine, Philip Fisher, Jack Welch, Laura Hackenbrock, Steve Perkins, Pat Mulligan, Harvey Gardner, Bonnie Svarstad, Steve Alverdes, Val Plumlee and Pam Maddern. In addition to friendly monthly competitions, our club offers educational programs, hosts guest speakers and exhibits members’ winning photos at the Catalina Vista. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and competitions.

Sculpture Pres. Laurie Lichaa 520-812-0198 Mon., 9 AM-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio The clay sculpture group meets Mondays in the art studio in Catalina Vista. Stop by and see the projects in process and completed projects in the display case. Aleda Haug is teaching a class for members on sculpturing the human body. Participants are learning to sculpture a head or body. Along with the class, she is showing films that illustrate the structure of the human body starting with bone, then the muscles and finally adding the skin. Mem- Coni Arseneau’s completed project bers are replicating this process with their clay sculpture. Class members are learning how complex the human body is and how it changes with movement. Thanks go to Aleda for providing her time and expertise in helping us learn to refine our sculpting skills. Feel free to stop by the studio to see what we are doing.

Sewing Thimblelenas

Sue Lane 520-971-8755 Co-Treas. Phyllis Austin 805-341-5176, Pat Norton 480-993-8762 Monitor Training Suzanne Stiles 805-748-3206 Pfaff Training Mel Wheeler 520-334-0957 Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Sat., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

The Sewing Room has really been humming lately. As you can see by reading the articles below, there are lots of things being made, and everyone has a good time doing it. Our HQ Sweet 16 quilting machine has been billed as the “best selling sit-down quilting machine.” Regina Bechard gives excellent training on the quilting machine, and its popularity is growing. Any Thimblelenas member can be trained on this machine. Stop any time the room is open to learn more about us. Monitors on duty are always happy to give you a short tour. Seasonal residents and renters are welcome to join us. For your convenience the Sewing Room is open for general use Friday, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, and Saturday mornings.

If you are leaving for the summer: be sure to cover or leave running any water feature in your yard to avoid stagnation and mosquitoes.


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Casa Amigas

Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Mon. and Thu., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

Our Casa members have taken on a new project. We will be making sleep sacks. These are wearable blankets and will be made out of fleece for the colder months and of a lighter fabric for the warmer ones. Some of these sleep sacks will go to the Sunrise House on the Tohono O’odham Nation and others to “More Than a Bed” which supports foster, kinship and adoptive families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. Cheer Bears

Pat Norton 480-993-8762 Wed., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

As May nears, our Cheer Bear group is losing its many winter workers as they head back to the cooler parts of the country. We will be suspending our meetings in May. That doesn’t mean that all work will cease, but it will greatly decrease. Our newest project is to make weighted Cheer Bears that were requested by Leslie Chace for the Casa de la Luz hospice facility. The added weight comforts the patients and calms them during their anxious moments. This project will be in conjunction with the Cheer Bears we make that are stuffed with poly fiber fill and donated to the children. It is warming to see the bears are expanding in demand. If anyone would like to join us again in October, mark your calendars for Wednesdays from 1-3 PM in the Sewing Room at the Artisan Center. We can always use more hands to bring the love from our donated materials. Machine Embroidery

Sharon Larsen 520-818-2791 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 520-612-7379 4D Computer Training Debra Dirks 520-825-2248 Third Tue., 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Meet with us at the Desert Oasis Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 PM, and get inspired to try something new. Every month we get more embroidery ideas and answers to machine embroidery problems. Contact Karin Frohlich for instruction on the 6-needle machine in the Sewing Room. Instructions are available to any Thimblelenas member. Note the meeting date and join us. Feel free to bring a friend with you. Treats will be served. Check us out on Facebook to see more of our projects. Pet Beds

Jan Bohe 520-825-9725 Tue., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

If you are cleaning out closets, we can use large pieces of washable/dryable fabric (nothing smaller than 16” x 16”) for the pillow cases we make. We snip fabric sewing scraps and add fiber fill for those soft, warm beds for the Humane Society. Both the cats and dogs waiting for adoption there or in foster parent’s homes appreciate the beds we make. We


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have a great time talking, snipping and stuffing. Why not join us? A $5 check made out to Thimblelenas will enable you to be a member for 2019. Quilters

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

Our quilt show was another outstanding success with large crowds both days. It takes many hands to put this together each year and a big thanks to everyone who helped. Our raffle quilt was won by SCOV resident, Verne Luther, who had just celebrated a birthday; so this quilt was an added gift. Many of our members are leaving for the summer, but we will continue to have our bimonthly meetings with Penny Burroughs Verne Luther, raffle quilt winner giving a class on incorporating a panel in a quilt. Signups are at the meeting. Seniors for Kids

Show ‘N Share Vicki Frakes 859-801-0525 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon In April, we celebrate the departure of our seasonal residents. Four members, Eleanor, Loretta, Joan and Nancy will depart SCOV and return to their summer homes. We celebrated with a potluck lunch, a farewell tune and an extended day of fun. We wish them well on their journey February birthdays celebration: and look forward to seeing Loretta, Anna, Barbara (left to right) them again in the fall. At Show ‘n Share, members work on portable crafts, and we love to show our creations and share our ideas. We meet year round and welcome new members. No dues.

Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Tom Moore 503-510-2251 Shop hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM; Fri. 9 AM-Noon First Mon., 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith Studio

Co-Pres. Jean Sax 651-436-4243, Pat Norton 480-993-8862 Sewing/Crafting for SFK, Mon., 1-3 PM, Wed., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing Toy woodworking, various times, Artisan Center/Wood Shop Meetings: First Thu., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make our Courtyard Sale fundraiser a success. Thanks also to all our generous neighbors who donated items to our Treasure Table. Reminder: our annual Spring Social is Friday, April 12, 5-7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own beverage. Dessert will be provided. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Coni Arseneau, 217-398-1416, Carrie Wiley, 360-734-5952, Tue., 9 AM-Noon, except last Tue. of the month; last Thu., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing If you have an interest in the Tapestry Rug Hooking group, come to the Sewing Room Tuesday morning. We welcome new members and provide practice materials and individual instruction for those interested in trying our art. You can also learn more about our group by visiting our website. Most of our members draw their chosen design onto the material used for hooking. The design transfer does take some time and might sound intimidating. There are kits available for purchase online that come with a design printed on the material and all the wool or yarn needed to complete the project. Carrie Wiley has completed several projects that were purchased as a kit. The picture with this article is her most recent project using a purchased kit. Carrie would be happy to share information about her experience using kits.

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The club has been busy. We’ve enjoyed having several specialty classes over the last two months. In this photo, our expert member, Michael Knott, is teaching a two-day class to eight members on our lapidary cutting, grinding and polishing machines. We were also able to learn the copper etching process from jeweler, Kristen Haug. She was in town for the Tubac Festival of the Arts. Member, Carolyn Shisler, taught two wire-wrapping classes. We have many talented members who share their expertise with the club. Some items are displayed and for sale in our club window cases in the Artisan Center. Come check us out.

Stained/Fused Glass Jo Anne Bowman 501-282-4454 or 520-441-9229 Juliet Williams 623-565-0153 Fusing: Tue. and Thu., 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Stained: Wed. and Fri., 9 AM-Noon Open Studio, any time Tue.-Sun., Artisan Center/Stained Glass

Wood Carving Bob Ash 520-282-3688 Sat., 9-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary

If you are a wood carver or are interested in getting started with wood carving, join us Saturday mornings for carving and conversation. For beginners there is always help with projects and suggestions about tools, safety gear and carving woods. The club owns power (rotary) tools and bits for use by members and has carving magazines and books to


provide project ideas. Please come by and view our display window next to the Wood Shop in the Artisan Center and drop in on Saturday mornings. Members, remember to pay your $10 annual dues.

Woodworking Pres. Bill Bable 248-231-2829, VP: Chris Schatzman 504-470-6075 Sec. Colin Kaltenbach, Treas. Nancy Njaa

Our club continues to be busy and many woodworkers enjoy working on multiple different projects from the novice to the expert worker. Come join us and enjoy woodworking. We have an amazing club and awesome fellow woodworkers.

Continuing Education Astronomy Pres. Allan Mashburn 435-219-0042 Oct.-May, Third Thu., 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Thursday, April 18, Dr. Glenn Schneider from the U of A Steward Observatory, will teach us how his team, using spectrometers and various scientific instruments, searches for habitable planets. Habitable planets, circulating distance stars, can be identified as not being too hot or cold and have the necessary chemical make-up to substantially support life. The Kepler telescope ran out of fuel in October and was an important tool in astronomical planet research. Astronomers are looking forward to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope due to launch in 2021. The question is no longer, is there life beyond Earth? It’s a pretty sure bet there is. The question is, how do we find it? Today we have confirmed 4,000 exoplanets. There are more planets than stars. There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone and at least 25 billion places that life could take hold and our galaxy is one among trillions. Stargazing party Thursday, April 11.

Bible Men’s Bible Study

Jerry Anderson 520-638-6586, Rick Thomas 520-591-0475 Oct.-May, Tue., 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Spring is here. Join us in our study of 2nd John and 3rd John as well as the book of Jude. As men of faith, we feel it an honor to study God’s Word and grow in discipleship together. We welcome you to bring your own experiences and biblical insights into the discussions we enjoy so much. Many of our members take the opportunity to have breakfast at The Views Restaurant directly after the study. What’s not to like? Precept Women’s Bible Study

Pres. Linda Miller 520-818-2716 Sec. Faith Heitmann 208-750-5886 Oct.-Apr., Wed., 9 AM, WC3

We continue to meet on Wednesday, 9 AM, WC3. In this new study of “Precepts-Romans Part 1,” we will be discussing Paul’s gospel of salvation for all mankind. Shirley Brown is our facilitator. Come and join us .We welcome new members.


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Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 520-825-7645 V.P. Connie Armstrong 520-544-7723 Oct.-May, First and Third Wed., 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

In our club we read and discuss selections of thoughtprovoking works of literature presented in anthologies by the Great Books Foundation. We offer great conversations about great ideas. We are reading selections from Great Conversations1, the first in a series of anthologies intended for those who value the lively pleasure of discussing ideas. Hopefully the readings will challenge your assumptions and spark debate. The book can be purchased from Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. Wednesday, April 3, we will read “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Wednesday, April 17, we will read “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” by Walt Whitman. After April, the Great Books Club will not meet again until next fall, on October 3. We welcome all SCOV residents.

SCOV Book Club Pres. Glenda Jackson 925-640-7312 Contact: Cynthia Kartman 414-732-3063 First Mon., 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

In April we will discuss The Darkest Child, the debut novel of Delores Philips. In 1958 Georgia, thirteen year old Tangy Mae Quinn, the sixth of 10 fatherless siblings, must break free from her violent home to forge a better life for herself. Our May book is Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. A third generation Montanan and the author of many critically acclaimed books, Doig died in 2015. Last Bus to Wisdom, his final novel, is a touching and raucous coming of age tale set in the 1950’s based loosely on his own youth.

Computer - Vistoso Computer Society (VCS) Membership David Johnson 520-825-6994 Pres. Leo Belardinelli 520-989-9314 General Meetings, Nov.-Mar., Second Mon., 1 PM, Auditorium Help session: call 520-329-7661 for an appointment

The VCS general meeting session is now closed for the 2019 year, so there will not be a general meeting in April. General meetings will start again in November. There will also be no scheduled help sessions until fall. However, computer help is always available by calling the VCS help line 520-329-7661 and setting up an appointment. April classes are available per the schedule below Membership is required for all classes, help sessions, assistance from other computer club members and ListServ, an online bulletin board. To join, see the club’s website. Dues for 2019-2020 are $10/household and can be paid by sending a check payable to VCS, along with an application form to Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium St. Applications are available outside the Learning Center in the Welcome Center or on the club website. Renewing members do not need to complete an application form if personal information has not changed. Used toner and ink cartridges can be deposited in the basket provided outside the Computer Learning Center for recycling. Classes for April Class Name Date Time Windows 10 (Bring your computers) 1 Session Wed., Apr. 10 10 AM-Noon Leo Belardinelli


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iPhone for Beginners 2 Sessions Fri., Apr. 12 1 PM-3 PM Chris Ludwig YAC – Youth Advisory Council 1 Session Sat., Apr. 13 9:30-11 AM Sue Lane Windows Tips & Tricks 1 Session Tue., Apr. 16 10 AM-Noon Mary Kaczmarski Introduction to Voice Devices like Alexa 1 Session Thu., Apr. 25 10 AM-Noon Leo Belardinelli Help Session By Appointment Only in April To schedule an appointment, please call or text the club’s help desk: 520-329-7661 or email us @

Genealogy Pres. Andrea Houston Monitor Training Pat Brown Mentoring Holly Gibson 303-548-1299 General Meetings Oct.-May, Second Tue., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

“What Does Your Handwriting Reveal About Your Self Confidence?“ Vesta Abel, our speaker, Tuesday, April 9, 1 PM, can help us understand our ancestor’s personality by studying their handwriting. Wouldn’t you like to know if your grandpa was a leader or grandma a “wall flower”? Saturday Shorts, given by our own members, are interesting talks with various topics, Saturday mornings in the Genealogy Lab/ Welcome Center. We do keep you informed, so check your emails and our website for the latest topics. As you know, the Beginners’ Genealogy Class was again a success. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Genealogy Room for next January/February to reserve your spot.

ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Jane Myerson Curriculum Randy Myerson Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans Samplers Sally Evert

Summer courses are free to ILR members, but you must register for summer courses by emailing Randy Myerson. Course descriptions and registration directions are on the club’s website. Fall course registration resumes August 1-15 for courses with available space. Watch the Tipster, Facebook, club emails and/or the club website for further details. Check out the books and documentary films the ILR donated to our SCOV Library. A strip of green tape identifies them. This is part of our ongoing dedication to continuing education within this community. Thank you to this year’s moderators, Sampler presenters, committee members, board members and all who contribute their volunteer efforts to allow the ILR to provide a valuable service to Sun City. Their continued efforts to bring a variety of excellent courses and Samplers into our community is greatly appreciated.

Natural Health and Wellness Sherokee Ilse 520-818-3279 First Wed., Potluck, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista Third Wed. 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista, Mt. Kimball/Pusch Ridge

alternatives, including Medical Marijuana and plant based nutrition, to help with chronic pain from a car accident, allowing her to get off prescription opioids, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills she had taken for eight years. She will speak about medical marijuana, how it can be used to improve health, the research, how to get a card and her personal story of healing. Dana Rambow, a registered nurse for 38 years, had a personal health journey in which CBD oil played a major part in helping her beat ovarian cancer two times. Realizing she needed to take the oil for the rest of her life for tumor inhibition, her research began. She found not all CBD oils are the same. She will speak on the endocannabinoid system and why CBD oil works so well in natural healing of our body including issues of: pain, inflammation, circulation, cognitive and mood improvements, neurological conditions, seizure disorders, mobility, digestive and metabolic disorders and many more. Payment of annual dues (November-October 31), cash preferred, is required in order to attend club meetings, meditation classes and potlucks. New members please bring $3 in an envelope with your name, email and phone on the outside to your first session Potluck: Monthly plant-based/vegan potluck, Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Bring dish to share (unless attending for the first time), place setting and drink. For questions email or Heather Mindful Meditation meets Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista.

Poets Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 520-825-6762 Mon., 9:30-11:30 AM, WC3

Poets generally employ figurative language to express a feeling that delivers a message. In “Dreamers” Poets Corner member, James Pavlakis, uses the title as an indication of what the poem is really about, although it, too, is subtle and conveys more than one meaning. Its seeming simplicity belies the underlying complexity and depth. It begs to be read more than once and calls for reflection: “Sound asleep / some boys and girls / silver and gold / glide up up and away / through a high, bright-blue sky Wide awake / other boys and girls / copper and bronze / lean into the dark and stare / not gliding anywhere” New members are always welcome.

Cultural & Social Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 520-818-6509 Oct.-May, Mon., 10:30 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 fun mixed (men and women) a cappella chorus in song for just one-and-a-half hours every Monday morning. It is a great way to start each week. SCOV visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers; the more the merrier.

There are two April speakers. Shelly Johnson-Ochoa, a Certified Cannabis Specialist also has 10+ years of experience as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She used

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Democratic Club Maureen Salz 520-240-0049 Second Sat., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Karen Cesare, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board Member, is the guest speaker for our April meeting. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is a 336 mile long system of Food and monetary donations for Impact of aqueducts, tunnels, Southern Arizona pumping plants and pipelines, and is the largest single resource of renewable water supplies in Arizona. It is designed to bring about 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Central and Southern Arizona every year. More than 5 million people, or more than 80% of the state’s population, live in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties, where CAP water is delivered. Come and hear the latest information on a topic that affects all Arizonans. Annual dues are $10 pp. Checks should be made out to SCOV Democratic Club and mailed to treasurer, Sandy Salz, 1816 E. Crown Ridge Way, or brought to the meeting. Please bring nonperishable food items for Impact of Southern Arizona.

Dining - Prepare & Share Pres. Colin Kaltenbach; VP Debbie Kotlarek Treas. Kathy Mashburn Scheduling Sec. Pat and Dave Heine and

Members of the Prepare and Share Dinner club “traveled” to Southern Italy last month through our culinary talents. One group of diners started with an antipasto plate and bruchetta, followed by caprese salad with homemade basalmic vinegar dressing. The pasta course was an interesting new pasta shape covered in a special family secret Bolognese marinara sauce. Dessert was a traditional tiramisu and, of course, limoncello. If this is making your mouth water and you would like to join our club, it’s not too late. We will have our end of the season get together Friday, April 5, 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo and Hohokum Rooms. Please call president Colin Kaltenbach 520-292-2254 if you would like to join us. We welcome new members.

Garden Club Pres. Wendy Hughes 503-703-9563 VP, Barbara Marshall 520-825-0618 Oct.-Apr., Second Tue., 12:30 PM, Auditorium

Our general meeting Tuesday, April 9, welcomes back John Durham from the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. He’ll update us on new cactus rescues that society volunteers have performed in the past year. John was the Garden Club members’ favorite speaker last year, so be sure to hear his newest program. Don’t miss out on important Garden Club informational email and renew your membership early for the 2019-2020 club season. Membership is $5 pp and $8 cpl, contact Florence Duckett at 520-825-1994 or delflojs@q. com. We will have no meetings June-September, but hope to see you all back the second Tuesday of October. We’ll announce the new board members in the June Tipster.

Havurah Liz Kinslinger

Ice cream lovers, here’s the general meeting you’ve been waiting for. Monday, April 15, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista, we’ll have our installation of board members for next year followed by an ice cream social. Save Saturday, May 18, for a Havdalah service and get together at 6:30 PM in the Activity Center/Navajo Room. Bocce is becoming more fun now that the weather has warmed up, Sundays 10 AM-Noon, and Book Group and Brown Bag Lunch are great in any weather. Happy Passover to all. 31 members traveled to Apache Junction on February 12 to attend Barleen’s Theatre where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and variety show. We thank Don Farber for making the arrangements.

Dog Club - Fido’s Friends Pres. Lynne Wohner Membership/Treas. Marj Young 360-913-8062 Nov., Jan. and Mar., Third Thu., 1 PM, Activity Center/Hopi

Wouldn’t your dog enjoy a romp off leash and a chance to meet other great dogs? The place to do just that is at the K-9 Korral, the SCOV dog park on Del Webb Blvd. The dog park is one of our community’s happiest amenities but you must be a member of the Dog Club to use the park. Dues are only $10 per year, and there is a one-time $10 key fee. Call Marj Young to join for the first time or to renew your annual membership. Dogs must be at least four months old and have completed their shots before coming to the park. See you there.


Different Drummers Women’s Circle Zona Boss 520-638-6644, Colleen Cottrell 520-825-8393 Wed., 1:30-3 PM, 2338 E. Montrose Canyon Dr.

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Early Music Recorder Ensemble Joyce Minks 520-825-0642 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 and bass recorders are welcome. Enjoy


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the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided, just one hour every week. SCOV visitors welcome.

Republican Club Merritt McGlothlin 520-572-7853 Third Tue., 3 PM, Activity Center

The SCOV Republican Club will meet Tuesday, April 16, 3 PM, Auditorium. Our topics and discussions will be of interest to all regarding local, state, and national, political and policy issues. At this early time for submission to the Tipster we have not yet completed arrangements for our program and featured speaker. Prior to our April meeting we will be announcing that information in the weekly Thursday email, ”This Week in SCOV,” submitted to the SCOV residents by General Manager Mark Wade. Watch for our announcement under Club News. Please plan on attending; the meeting is open to all.

St. Phillip’s Social Club Abby Marier 520-825-4878

Sun City Singers Pres. Bob Westendorf 619-571-1040 Director Don Hess 520-444-2206 Rehearsals Tue., 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

Don’t miss the Singers’ “Potpourri Spring” concerts. This all-volunteer choir will perform, under the direction of Don Hess, two concerts: Sunday, April 7, 2 PM, and Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM, in the Auditorium. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster for ticket sale information. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, April 16, for the annual, free, Association-sponsored 4th of July concert. Music will be issued on a first-come basis to members with paid 2019 dues. Watch for more details in upcoming Tipsters and posters in SCOV facilities.

Sun City Singles Pres. Pieter Rooker 520-441-9866, Ticket Sales, Lenore Lev 917-796-8450 Dinner meeting second Thu., 5:30 PM; happy hour last Fri., 5:30 PM

First time visitors may purchase a ticket to one of our activities without becoming a member. After attending one time, you must become a member in order to attend any of our activities. Bianchi’s Italian North will serve dinner Thursday, April 11, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Social hour, 5:30 PM, seating, 6 PM. Menu: Caesar or garden salad, beef lasagna, garlic bread. Dessert: tiramisu. Entertainment: Mark Gary singing Broadway and movie songs. Happy hour: Friday, April 26, social hour, 5:30 PM, seating 6 PM. Entertainment: Ironwood Ridge High School drama department. Golf: Sunday, April 7, 1:45 PM, The Views.

Ticket sales: Thu., Apr. 4, 10 AM-Noon and Friday, Apr. 5, 1-2 PM, Activity Center Lounge. Dinner tickets, $20 pp; happy hour appetizers, $10 pp Checks only, payable to Sun City Singles Spanish Cultural Club (SCC) Gary/Carolyn Lerch 520-818-3319 Oct., Nov., Jan.-Mar., Apr. (Cinco de Mayo Fiesta) Fourth Mon., 7 PM, Catalina Vista

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States Illinois Club Everyone attending the Illinois party this year seemed to have a great time. Mark your calendars now for next year’s celebration to be held Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1-4 PM, Activity Center. Be ready to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” New England Club

Claude Janus 802-249-0386

The New England Club will hold its annual social Friday, April 12, 5:30-8 PM, Desert Oasis. Come join us for pizza, salad, wine, dessert and great company. If you are unable to purchase tickets on April 1, please give Claude a call at 802-249-0386 by April 5.

Tickets, $10 pp, on sale Mon., Apr. 1, 9-11 AM Activity Center Lobby Sun City Variety Theatre Membership Christie Faust Third Thu., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Our March production, “The Chatterton Country Club,” was a grand success thanks to all our friends and neighbors who enjoyed the sold-out show. We welcome anyone with an interest in theater in any capacity, whether on-stage or back-stage, to come join our fun club. Dues are $5 annually, January through December, or $20 for a lifetime membership. Mark your calendars for a repeat Oktoberfest slated for October 20, 2019.

Ukulele - Sun City Strummers Pres. Sharon Heaps Your Sun City Strummers had a great time presenting our Spring Sing-Along concert to our enthusiastic and appreciative audience to whom we offer sincere thanks. Some of the songs represented a “journey” around our great country: from the “Salinas, CA” mentioned in “Me and Bobby McGee,” to New Orleans, “City of New Orleans.” Our rendition of “Alabamy Bound” – Hanalei, Hawaii - interspersed with songs from the hey-day of the Platters: “Only You” and “Twilight Time,” while including many country favorites like Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” We had featured performances from the great talent resident in our club, from the always-appreciated hula dancers to solos, duets and some featured play from larger groups within “The Strummers.” We owe a special thanks to our monitors; sound engineer Doug, Wade and Rudy who worked tirelessly for two days to set us up for a truly professional sound.

Women’s Action Group of Oro Valley Anne Munoz 253-905-7747 First Fri., 11 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball Room

Our mission is to come together to learn about issues affecting women and families, developing strategies that influence governmental representatives to promote progressive, positive political change. Current areas of study are


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immigration, education, and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. All like-minded individuals are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. In March, our thoughts focused on the loss of dear founding member, Mary Lynn Dahmen. May her spirit soar.

SCOV Women’s Auxiliary Pres. Kathy Hrdy 520-825-4723 Finance Debbie Francis 402-216-4227 Publicity/Sec. Kathy Patterson 616-350-6443 Donations Judy Hood 520-818-2281 Sep.-Apr., Second Tue., 9 AM, WC3

Our Auxiliary benefits Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse which helps victims of domestic abuse. Emerge! provides support and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. It helps educate the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse, as well as counseling to child survivors on handling conflict, trauma and abuse. Donations needed include: • Gift Cards: Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Walgreen’s, Home Depot, etc. • New hair products, hair brushes, deodorant, body wash, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products • Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, baby wipes • New undergarments (all sizes): socks and underwear for women, boys and girls, sports bras • Pillows, pillowcases, sheets (sizes twin through queen) bath towels (preferably white) * Cash donations Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9, starting at 10:30 AM, WC3, followed by our annual spring salad luncheon.


Ballroom - SC Starlight Marsha Scoles 520-825-2085 Nancy Sopwith 208-724-5881

We had an exciting 2019 first quarter that included our Valentine’s Ball and our March dance. We also had two six-session Beginners Dance Classes. We are planning to Our 2019 Valentine’s Ball nearly double our number of dances this membership year. There will also be more professionally-instructed dance classes. Membership has almost doubled since the Starlight name change in November 2017. Everyone is welcome to our dances. Resident membership is $5 per year. Come join us. You can learn, dance and have fun. As the second quarter of the calendar year opens, we are looking forward to our April Fools Dance (a little late but still tricky), Friday, April 5, Auditorium. We’ll have live ballroom dance music by the Tom Patrick Band. Doors open at 6 PM with ballroom dancing from 6:30-9:30 PM. BYOB and snacks. Tickets are $10. Contact scstarlight.treasurer@ for ticket information.


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Folk Dance Harvey Gardner, 520-308-5616, Fri., 10 AM-Noon, AFC/Studio 2 Folk dancing is more fun than a treadmill and healthful exercise for balance, muscle, mind and mood. For most dances we hold hands in a circle to perform non-gymnastic steps to the enchantingly fascinating Our dancers doing Fado Blanquita (Brazil) music and rhythms of diverse cultures (including our own). Neither partner nor prior experience needed. Typical dance sessions consist of 15 folk dances with instructions. Sitting out dances to rest is always acceptable. Drop by and come in to watch and see if this internationally-popular dance form is right for you. To see us in action online, do a Google search on FDCSCOV YouTube.

Jazz & More! Artistic Dir. Glory Lamb 805-698-3887 Thu., 2-3 PM, Activity Center/Dance Studio

In response to several requests, a special beginning Hula class will finish out our winter/spring sessions. The class will be held Thursday, April 4, 2 PM, in the Activity Center/Dance Studio. You’ll learn basic hula moves and a short introduction to the “Little Grass Shack” hula. Dancing the hula is very beneficial in developing balance, musicality, upper body grace and fluidity, as well as lower body strengthening. There’s no charge for these two classes; just come and enjoy. If there is interest in continuing the class, six weeks of summer hula will begin mid-June and continue through July. Check the June Tipster for details and information.

Line - Sunliners Pres. Siva Raven 505-469-7505 Membership Cherry Harper;

Line Dance Classes: April classes with professional instructor Deanna Berthiaume, continue on Saturdays in the Auditorium, with the last Transition to Beginner Class April 27. Classes prepaid monthly, $20 for four classes in April. The next social is Saturday, April 13, 6-9 PM, Auditorium. Join our fun, energetic coed group. Membership is $10, required for all activities. Classes: Saturdays, April 6, 20, 27, Auditorium Intermediate 9-10 AM Beginner 10:15-11:15 AM Transition to Beginner 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Thursday, April 11, Auditorium Transition to Beginner 2-2:45 PM Intermediate 3-4 PM Beginner 4-5 PM Practices: Monday – Dance Studio 7-8 PM Beginners – Barbara Hall Wednesday – Dance Studio 2-3 PM Transition to Intermediate – TBD


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3-4 PM Transition to Beginner – Lynne Nelson Thursday – Auditorium 2-3 PM Beginners – Barbara Hall and Debbie Allen 3-4 PM Intermediate – Siva Raven Check for additional changes in the calendar section of our website.

Rock ‘N Roll Pres. Francine Saccio 520-825-6526 Membership Chair Nate Norris

There is no dance in the month of April, but your board continues to be busy planning for future dances, and most importantly, changes in the club leadership positions. There will be new Photo by Mark Wheeler officers for president, vice president and membership chair beginning in September. All interested members should contact President Saccio at for more information. Watch for e-mail updates. Our Saturday, May 11, dance will introduce another new band to the club, Vinyl Tap. They are a well-established local band who have played at the Gaslight Music Hall and other local venues where club members have danced to their rock and roll music. Please help us welcome them to SCOV. Rock On.

Totally Tapping for Fun Instructor Stephanie Consalvo 520-825-1932 Fri., 9-10 AM, Activity Center/Dance Studio

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Can it really be April already? The dance season is winding down: classes finished in March with graduation certificates and awards. We had two dances here and other opportunities off campus. Persnickety and Boot Barn saw revenues increase as we shopped for boots, bandanas and blue jeans. Hey that sounds like a good name for a dance! Friday, April 12, the KK are hosting Boots, Bandanas and Blue Jeans. Clear Country will provide the music, Bub’s Grubb will provide, well: the grub. Doors open at 5:30 PM, dancing from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be on sale in the AC Thursday (members only) and Friday before the dance. It’s also time to think about joining the board. Meetings are once a month, and a packed house of dancing friends is a great reward for the time given to help. If you’re interested, please send a note to Remember it’s always OK to volunteer a friend without their knowledge.

Bee Management It is our practice when a swarm of bees lights on the golf course to identify the swarm by a hazard marker (white circle). They move on after a day or two.

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Exercise Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 520-818-9073 Irmel Wheeler 520-334-0957 Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM, AFC/Pool

Aqua Tone is a toning water workout that incorporates a variety of rhythmic body movements performed in the water. This aquatic exercise class enhances cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. We meet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM in the winter, 8 AM in the summer at the AFC pool. There is no fee to join the club or the class. The teachers are club member volunteers. Being able to do a basic swim stroke is very helpful. Items used in the class are buoys, board, noodle, ball and fitness band. Most are available at the pool. A band can be purchased from Marcia for $5. We assign an experienced member to a newcomer to help with learning the various movements. You will get a good workout in a fun class.

Arthritis Water Pres. Susan Landwer 520-834-9667 Sec. Jane Myerson Instructor: Dawn Simske, Arthritis Foundation trained Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:15 AM, Apr.-Oct.; 1:30 PM, Nov.-Mar., 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 great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, replaced hips and knees, etc. Classes are led by Dawn or students trained by her.

Energetic Exercise Marty Siracusa 520-825-6961 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-9 AM, Auditorium

You’ll love the way you feel after a good, healthy workout with the friendly folks who gather for Energetic Exercise. Professional instructor, Sally Martinez, has been leading these classes for 24 years. She is much-loved and respected for the fun and helpful variety of ways she gets us seniors moving. A combination of aerobic/cardio, weight workouts and stretch moves gives us greater strength, endurance, balance and flexibility – all qualities we need to do all the other activities we enjoy. Current members: Please pay your annual $3 dues before leaving for the summer. Come join us. We love new members - men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues are $3. Tickets are only $30 for 12 classes.

Fitness Swim Contact: Dave Goodman Tue., Thu., Sat., 7:45-9 AM, AFC pool

The Fitness Swim Club provides a vehicle for swimmers to participate in a group swim workout. We generally go 2,400 to 3,000 yards, mostly freestyle, per workout. Some do more, a few do less. Workouts are suitable for master swimmers, triathletes and those who would just like to participate in swim workouts. Please ensure you have medical clearance to participate in vigorous physical activity prior to joining. We welcome new members.


Pilates Mary Ayers 520-638-7916 Mon., 3 PM, Thu., 1:30 PM, AFC/Studio

Joseph Pilates once wrote “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” To get the full benefits of Pilates, a person should understand the application of the basic principles. This takes a little time and patience as the exercises can be different from other forms of exercise. They are fun, interesting and challenging. Pilates can even become addictive. It teaches proper balance, breathing, focus on your core (abdomen and back muscles) and movement control. The constant movement from one exercise to the next results in your developing more strength and stamina. Even your posture is improved. The spine lengthens and joint flexibility and mobility increase. SCOV has two experienced instructors who teach the mat Pilates system and can modify many of the moves for us, if necessary. The cost is only $8/ class and annual club dues are $20 pp. Stop by and watch a class. Call Mary.

Tai Chi Co-Chairs Kathy Patterson 616-350-6443 Pat Howard 541-621-4404 Thu., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1

Many medical professionals now recommend Tai Chi to help their patients improve balance and prevent falls. In our classes we enjoy learning the Tai Chi form. We also increase flexibility, strength and learn to reduce stress. Our instructors Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich teach us how to apply Tai Chi principles to our daily lives. Our next session begins April 4. Our regular 10-week class begins the following Thursday. Newcomers, please contact one of our co-chairs for class details.

Yoga Pres. Linda Caravello 520-603-5042 Spring schedule and new yoga class listed below Monday: 8:30-10 AM, AFC 1&2, Maria Tuesday: 10:45-Noon, AFC 1&2, Torrey Wednesday: 8:15-9:30 AM, Dance Studio, Leah Wednesday: 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Dance Studio, Kathy New Wednesday class: 1-2:15 PM, AFC 1&2, Torrey Thursday: 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Dance Studio, Kathy Friday: 8:15-9:30 AM, AFC 1&2, Maria Everyone welcome. Classes are structured for all levels. Please arrive 10 minutes before class starts, bring your mat, and $7. Yoga will improve balance, quiet your mind and breathing, give you the ability to focus, and relax you. Try our newest yoga class taught by Maria. She will be leading us in Strength & Tone Yoga the first Friday of every month. Bring your weights.

Games Bridge Duplicate Bridge

and playing against other teams. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award Master Points. New players are always welcome, and we may be able to help you find a partner. Residents and renters with an Association Renter's Card can play twice before joining. Guests of residents may play twice. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can begin on time. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Ladies Monday Social Bridge

Pres. Margot Rothenbuecher 520-825-9288 Mon., 1-3:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

Play social bridge in a friendly setting. We welcome new members. Marathon Bridge

Dave Johnson 520-825-6994 Mixed Social Bridge

Pres. Don Wheeler 520-334-7578 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

The Mixed Social Bridge Club plays contract bridge in an informal, relaxed and fun environment. If needed, we will make a table of three or have a player float to ensure that everyone can play. We start promptly at 8 AM, so come a few minutes early to socialize and partner up. We have coffee and members often bring goodies. Please join us. We welcome new members. Partners Tuesday Night Bridge

Pres. Dave and Pat Brown; Treas. Sandy Fritz; Sec. Judy Bjorling 520-818-1296 Tue., 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

No partnership made a grand slam last month. Maybe it’s your turn. Just bring a partner or call Judy Bjorling to see if someone else needs a partner, and join us for 24 hands of rubber bridge. Dues are just $6 and it costs you $1 to play. That money gets divided among the top scorers each night. Be sure to get there by 6:20 PM to secure your place and have some refreshments. It’s a fun night. Practice Bridge

Pres. Robert Carlson 612-850-9005; Sec. Marilyn Guimond 520-825-0828 Mon., Wed., 12:30-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Wednesday Afternoon Bridge

Co-Pres. Rikki Harvey 520-219-5872, Kay Jacobs 520-825-8525 Treas. Anita Gayheart 360-949-3452 Wed., Noon, Activity Center/Navajo

Our spring luncheon is Wednesday, April 10, 11:15 AM, at The Views Restaurant. You must sign up by April 3 to participate. After lunch we will return to the Activity Center to play bridge. We will not be collecting prize money on April 10 but rest assured, there will be prizes. We play every Wednesday in all weather and everyone is welcome. For days other than April 10, plan to arrive by Noon so that we begin promptly at 12:15 PM. No partner is needed. We play six hands and change partners. Because our rounds are timed, we are finished by 3 PM. Give us a try; you are gonna like us.

Pres. Martin Kass 520-818-2265 Mon., 6 PM, Fri., 12:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

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Bunco Fern 520-825-8127, Pat 520-825-7198 Fourth Tue., 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Cribbage Robert Hines 520-825-2208 Mobile 520-240-1375 First and Third Thu., 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Euchre Judee and Art Wickersham 520-245-1357 Becky and Kevin Reiley 815-631-0788 Bonnie and Wayne Klenda 509-548-5315 Mon., Meet 5:45 PM, Play 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

If you are interested in playing this easy, fast moving game, please join us. It will only cost you 50¢ for the evening. The room only accommodates 40, so do not be late if you want to play.

Five Crown Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Sat., 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis

We invite all to come and enjoy the game of Five Crown. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have a very fun evening playing cards. We have two starting times, 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM. You need twelve dimes and one quarter for each game. If you enjoy playing cards, come and join us.

Gin Rummy Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Thu. and Sat., 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo We love to welcome new members. Team gin rummy is a fun game and easy to learn. Good people and good times. Come and give us a try; very low stakes.

Mah Jongg Joyce Unger 520-825-8069 Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

We had two winners in the February tournament: Shirley Harding and Evelyn Richards. The annual spring luncheon which was held at Westward Look was a huge success. We play all summer, so remember, there is always a cool game on Thursdays at Desert Oasis.

Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Mon., Fri., 1-4 PM, Wed., 9 AM-12:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

If you enjoy a challenge, come observe our game of Pan (Panguingue). It’s a very interesting and fun game. We would love to have you join us to see what fun it can be.

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 are $6 pp.

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Poker Dealer’s Choice Poker

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

Our game is open to all SCOV residents. Games: Texas hold’em, crazy pineapple, Omaha, seven-card stud, crisscross, slide-rule and a couple of five-card draw variations. The dealer antes 25¢. All games are high-low except for Texas hold’em and crazy 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

Joe Bonitch 520-329-1149 Fri., 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

We play easy-going, informal poker with low stakes. Games are all high only, five-card draw, five-card stud, seven-card stud, Texas hold ‘em, Omaha and criss/iron cross. No dues. Bring your own refreshments. Cards provided. Dealer antes 5¢ per player and chooses the game. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the door and enjoy three hours of no hassle understandable poker. We welcome new players. Bring nickels, dimes and quarters. Call Joe if you would like to review rules of play before your first game. Please show up at 5:30 PM, so we can start playing by 5:45 PM.

Scrabble Bill Wallace 520-818-6747 Fri., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Sheepshead - Shauskopf Terry Rohr 520-818-1936 Tue., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Sports Bike - Vistoso Cyclists Pres. Bob Workman 402-730-8558; VP Mitch Small 412-897-8731 Membership Tom and Bonnie Bethea 773-653-4580 Mon., Wed., Fri., 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Billiards Pres. Tom Caswell 612-396-8254 Mon.-Fri., Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

The third annual tournament vs. SaddleBrooke took place February 4. After falling behind early, our SCOV pool sharks rallied to tie the score during regular play. Both sides selected their best player for a one on one playoff which Joe “Fast Eddie” from SaddleBrooke won. Afterwards, both teams enjoyed a boisterous lunch. Both teams look forward to our next meeting (we’ll get ’em next time). Thanks to Jim Lilja for coordinating arrangements.


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-

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tive adult communities. The sport brings great opportunities for good exercise, fast games, and lots of laughs. Nelson Tilden will hold training sessions at 1 PM on the first and third Wednesday in April.

Racquetball Pres. Michael Pidone 520-825-2369 VP Al Lichaa 520-606-8829 Sec./Tres. Hart Wagner 520-825-4175 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-11 AM, AFC/Racquetball Court

March has been a busy month with a strong showing at our spring party and on the racquetball court. For April we are featuring Larry Saeger. Larry is a fierce competitor, playing both singles and doubles. He also enjoys sking, biking and hiking. We wish everyone safe travels for those leaving for the summer. We welcome those wishing to learn how to play the game and those wanting to return to playing after an extended absence. Summer is a great Larry Saeger time to get on the court.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs: Francie Galbraith 520-447-5834 Barbara Milbourn 615-394-1770

Yes, this is ping-pong that many of us first played in junior high school. Men and women of all playing levels are welcome, including beginners and those who haven’t played for years. We are a fun and inclusive group that enjoys the benefits of fitness and flexibility that playing table tennis offers. Tables are at Catalina Vista. Paddles and balls are available in a tub in our section of the cupboard as are videos to inspire you and up your game. Hours of Club Play

Women Men/Women Open Play Open Club Play

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

Tennis Pres. Larry Wall 248-701-1044 Treas. Sherwin Koopmans 520-818-6337 Men’s tennis, Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM-Noon, Jim Benshoof 612-799-5918 Ladies tennis, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8 AM-Noon, Anita Gayheart 360-949-3452 and Suzanne Kellam 520-505-4599 Mixed doubles, Sun., 1-3 PM, Susan Hernandez 310-433-7474

tournament). In March, the second of four free tennis lessons for SCOV residents was conducted March 13, and the women’s doubles tournament concluded March 17. Major events in April will be: • General meeting and spring social, Saturday, April 6, 5 PM at Catalina Vista; potluck with hearty appetizers, desserts and beverages • Third tennis lesson, Wednesday, April 10, 1 PM (call Jim Benshoof at 612-799-5918 if not already registered) • Women’s spring fling and social, including alumni, Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM • Seasonal residents farewell mixed doubles and social, Sunday, April 14, 1 PM.

Wallyball Interim Co-Pres. Walt Nalewicki 520-818-9590 Interim Co-Pres Janell Raty Interim Treas./Sec. Chris Baird Recreational Wallyball: Wed., Fri., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court Competitive Wallyball: Tue., Thu., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court

The Wallyball Club has recently made some improvements including the addition of court time to provide more opportunity for residents to join the fun. This exciting team sport is played with a minimum of six and a maximum of 10 players on the Photo by Summer V court. It can be a fastpaced, intense game that contributes to a good cardio workout. We encourage you to come give it a try. Our club has patient and experienced members who can provide coaching sessions, and it might be just the activity you’re looking for. We hope to see you on the court.

Water Volleyball Pres. Dick “Paco” Munson 520-225-9080 VP Brian Goff 520-825-7232 Treas. Linda Stawiski 520-638-8846

After our cold rainy winter, the warm weather is back. Time to return to the Desert Oasis pool for water volleyball. Although we try to play every week, the 40 degree temps aren’t very inviting. On Sunday, April 7, our club will host the water volleyball team from the Highlands at Dove Mountain. The competition is always fierce for the first few games, but then we mix the teams up for a more social game. If you are interested in playing water volleyball, stop by and watch.

We need your aluminum cans!

Finalists from men’s doubles tournament

Put your empty aluminum cans to work for SCOV. Deposit only empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen door. The Community Assistance Committee uses the funds from recycling to purchase items for the Loan Room.

Through two exciting events completed in recent months, the club donated $1,335 to Casa Amigas (mixed doubles tournament) and $740 to Seniors for Kids (men’s doubles

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Day Trippers Chair Warren Cuthbert 520-818-1282 Vice-Chair Laura Suchocki 520-612-7226 Membership Carol Guibert and Barbara Phillips Second Fri., 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo

Thu., Apr. 4, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Includes the raptor flight show and lunch at the museum. $62 pp. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Thu.- Sun., May 23-26, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest in Holbrook, Window Rock memorial, zoo and Hubble Trading Post. Tour of Canyon. Lunch in Show Low. $900 per couple, $592 single. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Sun., Jun. 16, Father’s Day pizza party with pizza by Rosati’s. BYOB. $5 pp. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Mon., Jul. 15, Free casino trip to Harrah’s Ak-Chin. Edie Phillips, 520-297-3920 Sat., Sep. 28, Barbeque by Brush Fire. BYOB. $22 pp. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Be sure to bring your checkbook to every meeting.

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 or liability for the information.

AA Cora S. 520-539-7147 Mon., 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Kevin D. 708-732-2943 Tue., 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Alzheimer’s Education and Support Cecelia Ortiz 661-972-2639 Last Tue., 4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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

Cancer Support Facilitator: Laura Held 520-447-5170 First Wed., 4:15-5:15 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

The focus of this group is on present feelings and responses to pre-cancer, current and post-cancer. Laura M. Held, a retired oncology nurse, cancer survivor and SCOV resident, will facilitate the group.

Caregivers’ Support Facilitator: Jane Holder Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 First and Third Fri., 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista Day Trippers returning from Tucson Rodeo February 22 RV Club - Sundowners Bill Hale 503-222-7000 Brad Taylor 520-989-0504

The Sundowners RV Club is definitely an on the go and fun-loving club. Since the March Tipster deadline, our RV club has held a St. Valentine’s Day party, held nominations for and elected new board members for 20192020, taken RV trips to Happy campers at the Valentine’s luncheon Wickenburg, AZ, and Pismo, CA, with more to come by summer. Whew; that’s one heck of a lot of active lifestyle, and it’s exactly what we’re all about in the SCOV Sundowners RV Club. If you love to RV and enjoy the camaraderie and active lifestyle it portrays, consider joining our club.


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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 is said in this group, stays with this group.

Catalina Public Library Art Lovers Book Club SCOV Library and SaddleBrooke Library co-sponsor an Art Lover’s Book Club which meets from 10:30 AM-Noon the second Friday of each month at the Dewhirst Catalina Public Library, 15631 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina. On Friday, April 12, we will be discussing The Art Thief by Noah Chaney. It is available at all three libraries. Our last title before we break for the summer will be The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro. We hope you will join us.

Diabetes Support Facilitator: Bill Babel Contact Ester Leutenberg,, 520-818-0016 First Mon., 3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Room

Bill Bable, an SCOV resident who has had diabetes for almost 50 years, leads the group.

Grief Support Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 First Tue., 2-3 PM

This grief support group is for anyone who is grieving any type of loss. Call Ester for more information.


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Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 520-825-5352 Third Wed., Sep.-May, 10:30 AM-Noon, Desert Springs, 30 W. Lambert Lane

Extended Community

Survivors of a Loved One Who Died By Suicide Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016

American Association of University Women (AAUW) AAUW Northwest Tucson will meet Saturday, April 13, 9:30 AM, Activity Center/Hopi Room. A donation of $6 includes a continental breakfast. The speaker will be affiliate member, Ann Ellsworth. Her topic is “A Brief History of Wonder Woman as an Icon of Feminine Power.” Don’t miss this interesting talk.

Caregivers and/or people with Parkinson's are welcome to attend. We have speakers at most meetings with topics of interest. "I have Parkinson's, but Parkinson's doesn't have me."

Survivors of a loved one who died by suicide have unique grief issues and struggles. It is helpful to talk with others who get it.

Vistoso Helpful Hands Barb McNeill 520-825-0677

VHH is a neighbors-helping-SCOV-neighbors organization, providing temporary help (3 weeks or 12 visits) with caregiver relief, transportation, animal care, handyman services, light housekeeping or yard care, paper work organization, call check and running errands, such as picking up a take-out meal from The Views Restaurant. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out an application at the Welcome Center. Call or email Barb for more information. For VHH assistance, call 520-447-0077. If we cannot answer, leave your name and number for a call back.

Wheels for Kids Dick Swain 920-217-2610 or Tom Terfehr 520-789-7243

Wheels for Kids is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing rehabbed bicycles for kids in need in the Tucson area. To date, we’ve provided over 2,200 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. We need mechanics. If you are interested, we’ll train you. Visit our website for more information and how to donate bikes or financial support. Help kids experience the same joy you had when you got your first bike.

YOTO/Northwest Auxiliary Kris Cohen 520-818-2582 A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) preserves a way to donate money to YOTO and enjoy tax benefits under the new tax law. Traditionally, people who contribute to charity itemize deductions and receive a tax benefit. Under the new law, people may be better off using the new, larger standard deduction. If you are 70½ or older, you may transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA to charity tax-free as a QCD, which counts as your required minimum distribution but isn’t added to your adjusted gross income and still get the new, sizable standard deduction against other income. It’s a win-win.

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American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 We are local veterans making a difference in the lives of veterans and service members in need. Help us to help them by joining our friendly Post. You too can make a difference. Your membership also adds to our collective voice on important issues. Contact: Ed Davis 520-229-1064 We meet the third Thursday at 6:30 PM, September-June, Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Catalina State Park Concert Series Music in the Mountains Concert Series holds two concerts each month, December-April. Join us at Catalina State Park. All-day admission to the park is $7 per vehicle (up to four adults) and includes the concert. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks and a chair or take a hike before the show. Saturday, April 6, 5 PM, Ric Volante and Vicky Smith, Americana duo ranging from country to roots rock to blues. Saturday, April 20, 5 PM, KT Klassics, Classic rock covers. Oro Valley Theatre Company Presenting The Fantasticks, directed by Judi Rodman. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. It opened in New York in 1960 and ran for 57 years. It remains the longest running musical in New York. The Oro Valley Theatre Company is proud to bring this beautiful musical to The Gaslight Music Hall for four performances, April 25 and 26, 6 PM, and April 28, 2 PM and 6 PM. Buy your tickets today at or 520529-1000. NARFE Chapter 1874 Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our monthly meeting. The April meeting will be on Monday, April 20, 11:30 AM, Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr. (senior lunch menu $8.95 pp). Program: “How to Survive an Active Shooter.” Contact Rosie King for information 520-400-3456. Sons of Orpheus Sons of Orpheus, the male choir of Tucson, will present its 28th Anniversary Gala Spring Concert Saturday, April 13, 3 PM, Vista UMC, 3001 E. Miravista Lane, Catalina. Tickets, $15 pp, may be purchased online at www.sonsoforpheus. org, from choir members or at the door. Students may attend free of charge.


Classifieds 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. HELP WANTED: Community caregivers needed, no experience necessary. Are you missing something in retirement and need a little social stimulation? Senior Home Care of Tucson has the solution for you. We are seeking highly social, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference for their fellow community members. We offer competitive pay, paid training and an outstanding, friendly work environment. Full and part-time positions available. Apply in-person or online at www. We are located in the Mountain Vista Plaza at 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Suite 155, Oro Valley, AZ 85755, 520-355-4787. FOR SALE: Coming soon, 2BR/2BA, open plan, upgraded/expanded to 1,500 sq. ft., corner lot, 8,000 sq. ft. Private, quiet, enclosed backyard with covered patio. Large kitchen island, tile floors. New roof, new windows, new outdoor paint. Available to show from April 25, asking price $339,000. For more info: FOR RENT: Four rentals available; all with views. 1,100 to 2,200 sq. ft. Fully furnished, king in master, front and back patios. Golf car available. Discounted for 4 months or more. For pictures and pricing call Jan at 636-357-8817 or email FOR RENT: 14461 N. Sky Trail, 2 BR/2 BA, new S/S appliances, paint, carpet and tile. Owner pays utilities, cable, WiFi. Tastefully furnished and equipped. Small pet friendly, N/S, 30-day min. lease. Email, call Craig or Mary 520-271-5814. Please use this link for pictures, rates, reservation calendars and other information: FOR RENT: Tastefully upgraded and furnished throughout. 2 BR/2 BA. Queen in master, full in guest room. Greet and meet neighbors and watch the sunset while enjoying Catalina Mountain view from courtyard/patio. Within walking distance of the Activity Center and all recreational amenities. 2-month minimum, $2,700/mo. Sep.-Nov.; $3,200/mo. Dec.-Apr.; $1,500/mo. May-Aug. Year-round considered. N/S, N/P. For more information and photos, contact FOR RENT: Updated and beautifully furnished vacation home. 1,499 sq. ft. Sonoran model. AZRM and fully equipped kitchen overlook north facing furnished patio with gas grill, open desert and views of Catalina Mts. Split plan with king in master and queen in guest which can be used as an office. Tile floor throughout. Rates vary per month and include all utilities, WiFi, cable, Roku, W/D, 2 car garage. Strict N/S, N/P. Available May through Aug. 2019 and May through Dec. 2020. Email noreenweb@ FOR RENT: Breathtaking mountain view. 1,200 sq. ft. home located on Trade Winds Way available Apr. through Oct. 2019. Large covered patio with BBQ, new appliances, furniture, and updated kitchen. King in master with private bath and queen in guest room with separate bath. Smart TV, WiFi and cable included. Monthly minimum, N/P, N/S. Contact Margaret at for photos and rates. FOR RENT: Available now, unfurnished 1,380 sq. ft home in SCOV with 2 BR/2 BA, office, fireplace. Fresh paint and tile throughout. Long-term rentals only; terms negotiable based on length of stay. Contact Leo, 520-989-9314 or

FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA, split bedroom, 1,221 sq. ft. Kensington model. Queen bed in each bedroom, front courtyard with mountain view, back patio with BBQ. Includes all amenities (Direct TV living room and master, WiFi, etc.) for an enjoyable stay. Available Apr. through Dec. 2019, Jan. 2020 and Apr. through Dec. 2020. Rent varies with month. We are SCOV residents. Call Tony, 360-678-6740. FOR RENT: 13798 N. Lobelia Way. 2 Master BR, 1 king, 1 queen bed. 3 full baths, den, complete rehab. Full mountain view, porcelain tile, 1 car garage spot + 1 golf cart spot. Cable, WiFi, utilities included. $1,200 security, $1,700 cleaning fee. N/P, N/S. Dec.-Mar., $4,100; Apr.-May, $3,800. Contact, 708-363-2417. FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA/2 car garage, 1,400 sq. ft. home that is newly updated. It has a fenced back yard with a spacious patio, walk-in pantry. N/S and N/P. 2-month minimum rental for Sep. through Dec. time frame, $2,800/mo. Phone 425.765.2062 for pictures. WANTED TO RENT: House for Jan. and Feb., 2020. We have SCOV references. Mary 773-871-1312. WANTED TO RENT: For the month of Mar., 2020, 2 BR/2 BA house. Great references upon request. Please email, or call Shelly at 917-992-6985. WANTED TO RENT: Jan. and Feb. or Feb. and Mar. 2020. Long-time SCOV renters. N/S, N/P. References available. Contact Leigh 330-206-5609 or HOUSE WATCH: Jay’s Home Watch with TLC, “I’ll watch your home when you’re not.” I will check on your home regularly, water indoor plants, bring in mail, newspapers and packages, contact your handy person, landscaper, irrigation person, etc., if needed, and take care of any emergencies that arise. I will email you with an update each time I visit your home. Jay Leutenberg, all-year resident. Call 520-818-0016, email PET SITTER: I give loving care to your fur babies in your home while you are away. I am a new SCOV resident and have many references from previous clients. Reasonable fees. Debbie Tuttle, 760-600-6745, 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. 520-529-2984.

Linda S. Tucker, Attorney Wills • Probate • Trusts

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Cookie Decorating Class Easter Theme; Come join me for a fun class to decorate four cookies. Monday, April 15 1-3 pm All supplies included for $30.00 per person

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