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

BOD Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 9 AM, WC3

Tipster December 2018

Photo by Pamela Maddern


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

Board of Directors

Email address for BOD members, GM & Assistant Manager: directors@suncityorovalley.com

John Wilson, wilsonjend1961@gmail.com.........................................................President Meade Davis, meadedavis11@gmail.com....................................................Vice President Joy Huxtable, jhuxtablescov@gmail.com..........................................................Secretary Tim Kelley, tkelleyscov@gmail.com...................................................................Treasurer Debra Arrett, debra@myfastmail.com............................................................... Director Lou Gard, lougard789@gmail.com.................................................................... Director Ted Hood, azted@outlook.com........................................................................... Director Management Team (area code 520) Mark Wade, mwade@suncityorovalley.com.......................... General Manager, 917-8080 Robin Coulter, rcoulter@suncityorovalley.com ......Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, scvcam@suncityorovalley.com......Com. Area Maint. Supt., 917-8059 Aalt Brouwer, abrouwer@suncityorovalley.com....... Food & Beverage Director, 917-8074 Michael Kropf, scvgolf@suncityorovalley.com.......Golf Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Rick Price, rprice@theviewsgolfclub.com................................Director of Golf, 917-8086 Ken Sandrock, ksandrock@suncityorovalley.com.....................Facilities Supt., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, psarpalius@suncityorovalley.com................Program Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, rtrenary@suncityorovalley.com.............................. Controller, 917-8060

Hours of Operation 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat. .................................................................................................9 AM-8 PM Sun. ................................................................................................9 AM-5 PM Pool .Daily...........................................................................................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

Support Team Monica Clark, mclark@suncityorovalley.com........................ Administrative Coordinator, 917-8082 Kate Cusumano, kcusumano@suncityorovalley.com......................................... Librarian, 917-8083 Lonnie Davis, ldavis@suncityorovalley.com.........................................Fitness Supervisor, 917-8073 Marsha Dean, mdean@suncityorovalley.com..................... Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Julie Foerster, jfoerster@suncityorovalley.com.....................................Human Resources, 917-8061 Angela Hong, ahong@suncityorovalley.com....................................Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Karen Loffredo, kloffredo@suncityorovalley.com..........Community Services Coordinator, 917-8087 Katy Mosier, kmosier@suncityorovalley.com.................Community Services Coordinator, 917-8058 Lisa Orach, lorach@suncityorovalley.com............................. Administrative Coordinator, 917-8065 Errick Owens, eowens@suncityorovalley.com...................................Restaurant Manager, 825-3277 Kathy Peabody, kpeabody@suncityorovalley.com.... Marketing & Technology Coordinator, 917-8068 Coco Sullivan, csullivan@suncityorovalley.com.............................. Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................... 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center.....................................................................................917-8067

Gift Shop of Sun City......................................... 917-8051

Tipster Editorial Committee

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

Lou Phillippi.................................Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman..............................Co-Chair Carolene Mitchell.........................Secretary Brad Curtis....................................Member Arlene Douglas..............................Member Karen Koopmans............................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 Judy Widener................................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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Mon.-Fri.......................................................................................9 AM-4:00 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM Golf Course Walking........................ Before 7:30 AM and After 5 PM

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

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

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

Daily............................................................................................ 6:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range hours .........................................6:30 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

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: scovaz.com 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 December 2018, Page Welcome Center Conference Room 2 3..............................................................WC3


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

Board of Directors debra@myfastmail.com

A Non-Golfers Perspective by Debra Arrett I was not a golfer when I moved here. I still am not a golfer. However, one important reason I chose to buy a home in SCOV was that it had a golf course. It was apparent that golf course communities like SCOV had higher property values, and that higher value was reflected in all the amenities, the homes and even the residents. Some 16 years later that is still true. Even as a non-golfer, I benefit and appreciate our pristine golf course. When driving on the streets or walking on the sidewalks, the glimpse of the rolling green still takes my breath away. With the non-golf activities on the golf course and the ability to take a golf cart ride or walk on the cart paths, before and after play, I can take in all its beauty. I am not alone with that appreciation. The 2018 Homeowner Survey data shows that 84% of the respondents rated golf course maintenance important or extremely important. Golf Course Superintendent Michael Kropf does a superior job of maintaining The Views with about 20% less water than other Tucson-area golf courses. The maintenance over the past 30-plus years became more difficult and costlier due to the condition of the golf greens. That is unfortunate. If USGAapproved greens had been constructed in the beginning, we would not have the problem today. The soil structure did not have the proper layers of rock, sand, soil and drainage found in the USGA-approved greens you will find in all other Tucson-area golf courses. Del Webb built courses on the cheap. Renovation of the greens has already taken place at many of Del Webb’s Sun City golf courses. With the use of reclaimed water required by Oro Valley, the improper soil structure and drainage became even more problematic. The salt build-up cannot be flushed by water. The need to renovate the golf greens was recognized years ago, and experts determined it had to be done by 2020. Last year, the Board named a Golf Greens Reconstruction Committee with chair Howard Schulz and mem-

What’s Inside

Association News............................ 3 Association Committees................. 7 Golf................................................ 10 Coming Events.............................. 12 Workshops and Classes................. 14 For Your Information..................... 14 Thank You Corner......................... 15

bers Patti Horning, Debbie Huffman, Doug Kimble, Diane Malchow, Barbara Nye Ross and John Rowe. Since then they and staff members have worked diligently researching all the options and consulting numerous experts. The project is not cheap. Based on three preliminary bids, it will cost $1.2 million. The money will come from funds already set aside. There will be no special assessment. The renovation of the golf greens must be approved by the membership and will be on the March 2019 ballot. Between now and then, you will have multiple opportunities to attend forums to learn more about the project and to ask questions. Watch for future announcements, and I hope to see you there.

General Manager - Mark Wade mwade@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8080

Ramblings The holidays are well under way. Oh, how we look forward to this wonderful time of the year. It is a good time to remind everyone that driving golf carts in the community is limited to those with a driver’s license. Traffic laws still apply if you are driving a golf cart on the streets of SCOV. We will have many friends, family and guests visiting our community during this month. Many of your guests and friends will be out enjoying our nice weather. Some may go for a walk and others for a bike ride. Some may be out for a golf cart ride. Whether you are riding a bicycle, driving a golf cart or other type of vehicle, please remember to slow down and drive safely. I’d like to give a shout-out to all those who volunteer to help our community. We have so many and to list them all would be next to impossible, but I want all of SCOV to know that we could not provide all that you enjoy here without these fantastic people. Here are some but not all of the positions they hold: • Board members • Committee chairs and members • Club leaders and club members • Posse leader and members • Activity and social volunteers • Educational volunteers. All of you who volunteer know who you are, and I thank you all. Recently I was interviewed for an article on civility in HOAs. It is a great thing that here at SCOV the problems we have in this area are few and far between. I’d like to thank all of you for treating each other and staff with kindness and respect, even when we may disagree.

Memoriam..................................... 15 Clubs............................................. 15 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 15 Continuing Education................. 18 Cultural & Social......................... 20 Dance......................................... 23 Exercise...................................... 26

Games........................................ 27 Sports......................................... 29 Travel.......................................... 31 Town of Oro Valley....................... 31 Partnered Organizations............... 31 Extended Community................... 32 Volunteer Opportunity.................. 33 Photo Scrapbook........................... 33 Classifieds...................................... 34

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It’s More Than Living... It’s A Lifestyle! Why Sun City Oro Valley? By Don Teiser What about home prices? Tucson home prices average about $173,000 compared with about $223,000 in Phoenix and $359,000 in Palm Springs. Sun City Oro Valley was recently recognized as one of the top 10 Active Adult communities in the U.S. when compared with over 2,000 other similar communities. This is not by accident. We have been working for over 25 years to provide an abundance of high quality, modern and welcoming facilities, amenities, activities and clubs to offer something for everyone. No other community in Arizona offers what we have here. Think of what we have here: • A fabulous and beautiful 18-hole golf course with views from every hole. • A newly expanded and remodeled restaurant with great food and superb service. • The Aquatic and Fitness Center with an Olympicsized pool, dance studios, weight room, a myriad of SCOV has much to offer beyond spectacular views. Backyard sunset photo by Larry Clark fitness machines, racquetball court and spa. estled between five mountain ranges and half a mile • The Artisan Center with a state-of-the-art wood shop, potabove sea level, Sun City Oro Valley is on the northtery studio, sewing room, silversmith and lapidary workern edge of the Sonoran Desert. Although it is a desshop, stained and fused glass shop and other artisan arert, it is a very green one. The climate, the greenery and eas. the views all urge you to get outside and hike, bike, swim, • Dedicated billiards, pickleball, tennis, mini-golf, POP Tenpicnic, play tennis, pickleball, golf or other sports in a beautinis and bocce ball facilities. ful place. Your decision to choose Sun City Oro Valley is an easy It does get warm here in June and July, but with a 30-min- one. Your decisions about how to ration your time when ute drive to the 9,000 foot Mt. Lemmon you can be back in you get here is the hard part. This is what you have always springtime quickly. July and August bring our monsoon sea- dreamed of and more. son which is what keeps this area so green. The rest of the year we have the best climate in the U.S. with cool nights, low humidity, bug-free moderate temperature days, gentle breezes, fresh air and over 350 days of sunshine. But we don’t have everything. We don’t have tornadoes, snow storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, Lyme disease and other challenges. No need to bother with neckties and three-piece suits. We pride ourselves on being “Tucson Casual.” This also means a slower and more-friendly pace of life with much less traffic than you see in other areas of the Southwest. What about the Town of Oro Valley? It is the “Safest City” in Arizona according to FBI crime data. It is also very well managed, winning loads of national awards for fiscal management, and it has almost everything most folks need. We are just minutes away from Tucson, I-10 and the airport.

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Asst. General Manager - Robin Coulter rcoulter@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8070 Code of Conduct Just a reminder that as a member of this community you are expected to abide by a code of conduct outlined in the Homeowner Handbook. I was recently reminded of this code and felt it would be a good to share it in the Tipster. The Homeowner Handbook can be found on our website under Members > Documents. This Code of Conduct has been established by the SCOV Board of Directors to identify responsibilities of members and their guests when using SCOV facilities and common areas and in digital and written interaction. To protect the ambiance and enjoyment for all those who use SCOV property and interact digitally, the following actions are not permitted against any other member, guest or staff: • The use of loud, profane, indecent or abusive language, physical abuse, threat, harassment or like activities. • Actions that result in unsafe conditions or practices, uncivil or discourteous manners, willful misconduct, or actions that unfairly or unreasonably impair the rights or privileges of other users. • Interference with staff functions, procedures, or discipline of staff. Violations of these or any other rules of SCOV will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Master Declaration, including but not limited to, a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Directors, suspension of membership privileges, and/or monetary fines. Complaints regarding programs, personnel or the actions of others may be filed in writing in the Administration office.

Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius psarpalius@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8077 Happy Holidays Many plans are in the making for the season for both personal parties or Association events. Our January TAD Management show brings a new way to purchase tickets online. You will see a URL in the event description following certain performances listed in the Coming Events section of this Tipster indicating how to purchase tickets for certain events. For your information, All TAD Management shows will have theater-style seating in the future. Get ready for a great year. My best to you and your families as we gather to celebrate holidays.

Community Services - Katy Mosier Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 9-11 AM, Welcome Center kmosier@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8058 Revised Development Standards On October 23, 2018 the SCOV Board approved changes to the Development Standards. Please familiarize yourselves with these updates. You may access the document on our website under Members > Documents > Development Standards. Paper copies are available at the Welcome Center. One of the most important areas of updating is in Article 2.1.e. During construction, debris shall be disposed of daily or stored in a covered container located in the driveway. The container shall not extend into the sidewalk area. Building material shall be stored out of sight in the garage or in the backyard of the house.

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With all the remodeling projects that are going on it is not unusual to be surrounded by trucks, dumpsters, pallets of building materials and the disturbance that is associated with the work being accomplished. At times we need to ask for neighbors’ patience and tolerance when they have already reached their limits, because a project is delayed with little or no activity. Keeping your neighbors informed about your project timeline is not only courteous but in some cases imperative. The large number of homes that have new owners in the last six years, coupled with the aging of our community has resulted in updating both the interior and exterior of a large portion of homes in our community. The good news is that this increases the value of those homes and possibly yours.

Unit # 1 4 5 7 7 7 9 9 9 10 10 10 12 17 17 11A

Welcome New Neighbors – October Name From Phyllis Quist Gina & Douglas Kuizema Mary Kay & Chris Canfield Carol & Timothy Bowser Cheryl & John McConnaughey Linda & Richard Winter Christine & Allen Espy Joyce & Don Ilse Sandra Johnson & Ralph Torchia Jeannine & Philip Ceccacci Joyce & Robert Prescott Paul Tingley Sharon & David Kennedy Robert & Jennifer Martinez Margaret & William Stulbarg Michele & Richard Knowles

Tucson, AZ Delton, MI Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ Oro Valley, AZ Oro Valley, AZ Hood River, OR Plymouth, MN Seattle, WA Apache Junction, AZ Oro Valley, AZ St. Louis, MO Seattle, WA Arvada, CO Camas, WA Lake Elsinore, CA

October 2018 Housing Resale Information Resales 2018 2017

For the Month 16 11 2017 Total Sold - 207

YTD 177 176

2018: Active Listings as of 10/31/2018......................... 13 2017: Active Listings as of 10/31/2017......................... 28 Source: TARMLS®

October 2018 Average Age of New Owners:

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Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member

An informal exchange of information. Tuesday, December 18, 1- 2 PM Activity Center/Navajo

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Money MATTERS

SUN CITY ORO VALLEY

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

October

Actual

Budget

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

289,931 40,284 164,709 34,643 97,511 16,821 26,411 670,310

$ 2,320,672 $ 118,075 $ 391,660 $ 51,398 $ 281,979 $ 61,647 137,775 $ $ 3,363,206

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,320,672 96,660 318,842 57,786 278,300 12,000 114,357 3,198,617

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

$ $ $ $ $ $

(5,150) (46,627) 618,533

$ (1,085,000) $ (13,368) $ (24,880) $ (15,106) $ (172,948) $ 2,051,904

$ $ $ $ $ $

(1,085,000) (27,368) (24,880) (11,500) (119,700) 1,930,169

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

294,425 87,362 80,083 12,747 123,729 115,000 713,346

$ 1,162,757 $ 179,077 $ 328,548 $ 37,891 $ 460,421 $ 460,000 $ 2,628,694

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,148,422 169,882 342,447 46,140 433,162 460,000 2,600,053

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(135,021) 578,325

$ (497,173) $ 2,131,521

$ $

(450,000) 2,150,053

$

40,208

$

$

(219,884)

Results of Operations

Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first four months of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found on our website, suncityorovalley.com. Login 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.

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(79,617)

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, December 17, 1 PM, WC3. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 917-8060, or email me at rtrenary@suncityorovalley.com. Randy Trenary, Controller

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SCOV Library - Kate Cusumano suncityorovalley.com > library Online catalog: https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/suncityorovalley/ kcusumano@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8083

Thanks to the Friends of the Library we now receive the Sunday New York Times. Come luxuriate in one of our comfortable leather chairs and read the Book Review, Arts and Leisure, Travel, Sunday Review and other pleasures of the Sunday edition. Did you know that over 86 hours are put in by 50 library volunteers each week? Besides keeping the library open five-and-a-half days a week, volunteers sort through donations, add items to our database, cover books, call on overdue items and much more to keep our collection in tiptop shape. Publishers are busy turning out books and movies in time for Christmas shopping. Come see our endcap display of holiday books and movies. New books on our shelf this month include the latest books by Louise Penny and Jeffrey Archer. Season 2 of The Crown, Season 6 of The Americans and all seven seasons of Burn Notice are now available on DVD.

Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis ldavis@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8073 Getting Ready for Flu Season Proper hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent colds and flu. Start with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Work the lather for 20 seconds, paying extra attention to fingernails and jewelry. Singing “Happy Birthday” twice is a good way to judge the time. Then rinse and dry your hands. Disposable towels are best, so you can use them to turn off the water. This will protect you from putting germs from the faucet right back on your hands. Another easy way to protect yourself is to keep your hands away from your face. Specifically, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. These are the areas where cold viruses gain entry into your system. Keeping your hands away will keep any cold germs on them away as well. If you need to touch these areas, wash your hands before and after. 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, December 11, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. They will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, December 12, the Desert Oasis pool will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time.

ON THE COVER

Palm with Ornaments by Pamela Maddern

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Association Committees Active Health Judy Greenberg, 631-974-4375, gfam5@yahoo.com Nov.-May, Second Tue., 1:30 PM, WC1 www.suncityorovalley.com/members-login/committees/active-health

To me, mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening at the present moment. This includes being aware of your surroundings. If you paid attention to where you were parking and then noted some clues to help you find it later, it would have made it easier to find your spot. Mindfulness is a brain/mind training that can be done by anyone. It has no religious affiliation nor does it require a belief in the Almighty. It literally changes the wiring in our brain, so that over time, many benefits of mindfulness become permanent. Please join us Friday, December 14, 1 PM, Auditorium, when SD Khalsa introduces us to the benefits of mindfulness. The next meeting of the Active Health Committee is Tuesday, December 11, 1:30 PM. Please join us. We are always looking for new members.

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

The Activity Center Renovation Committee (ACRC) has completed the data gathering phase to better understand the needs of the community, and we are now entering into the recommending stage. Unlike previous SCOV renovations we have multiple clubs, some with conflicting desires, competing for space and resources. We have listened to all of the comments and suggestions from the individual residents; this will play a major role in creating an affordable state-of-the-art multipurpose activity center. We are working with a design firm and architect through a general contractor to produce conceptual drawings and preliminary cost estimates. We will be given element costs and alternate proposals. They will be soliciting additional information from the various stakeholders to help better understand their specific requests. We will soon be announcing our first community-wide presentation to show our progress and address any concerns you may have. ACRC meetings are open to all residents, and we encourage comments from the audience.

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

At our November meeting, Lonnie Davis reported on the usage of our cardio machines. Our most used machines are the treadmills; the ellipticals and recumbent bikes follow, with the upright bikes being the third most-used. The usage is primarily during the morning hours until approximately 11 AM. Then, for a period from 3 to 4 PM, the usage increases. So, the best time, if it works in your schedule, is to plan on using the facility between 11 AM and 3 PM in order to have better access to those machines. Please put this on your calendar if you have an interest in these topics.

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

There are many exterior projects that require prior written Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval to ensure compliance with the SCOV governing documents. These projects include, but are not limited to, room additions, patio covers, window and door replacements, shade screens, walls, fences, gates, landscaping, lighting, shutters, gutters, downspouts, spas and swimming pools. All design, style, color, dimension and material decisions should be made before submitting your project for ARC approval. On October 23, 2018, the SCOV Board of Directors approved several revisions to the Development Standards. Please be sure that you consult the current version of the Development Standards before compiling your project information for ARC approval.

Community Directory Chair Lisa Collins 812-344-4773 scov.community.directory@gmail.com www.scovaz.com/members/services/directory/

Did you know that SCOV pays nothing for the paper phone book? The publisher sells ads in the Business White and Yellow pages and is responsible for the contents of those pages. The publisher decides each spring whether it’s profitable to continue. Let the advertisers know that you appreciate their ads, and keep your fingers crossed for next year. Last year, there were over 340 changes to the directory. Even though the paper phone book is updated just once per year, you can update your listing in our online directory at any time. The online version is updated monthly, thus always has the most current information. Do you need someone’s email address or unit number? Those are included only in the online directory, not in the book. To update your listing, login to the directory and complete the online form “To change your directory listing…” or fill out an orange card at the Welcome Center.

Consumer Referral - Vendor List Susanna Moran vendor@suncityorovalley.com

Here are directions for looking up the Vendor List on the website: Go to scovaz.com > 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. Vendors should email Susanna Moran to inquire about applying to be on our Vendor List.

Election Election 2019 The Election Committee is preparing for another election cycle. There will be three director positions, and we expect at least one initiative for your consideration. The vote will be electronic unless you have opted out of all electronic communications from the Association. If you vote by hard copy, the ballot must be mailed to Florida. The Association is no longer accepting paper ballots in the Administrative office. The candidate interview videos will provide the opportunity to see and hear the candidates. There will be a web page under Member Services > Vote March 2019 with information. In February, there will be at least two forums where questions will be asked of the candidates so you can get a feel for their understanding of and passion for SCOV. These forums

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will also be available as videos. More details on the candidates and initiatives will be provided as we get closer to the election.

Finance-Budget Chair Sharon Miller muggins48@comcast.net Fourth Mon., 1:30 PM, WC3

Please note that this month the committee will be meeting Monday, December 17, 1:30 PM. Committee agendas, minutes and financial reports are posted on the SCOV membersonly website. Typically, the current monthly agenda is posted on the Monday prior to the meeting date. The committee will be developing further recommendations to be forwarded to the Board for consideration. In December, the committee will review the potential benefits of developing a new position for purchasing and contracting. If recommended and the board concurs, then the new position will be included in the FY 2019-2020 budget planning. In January, there will be a review of the Capital Fund including its sources of funding, funding levels and its adequacy to address potential new projects. Please contact Sharon Miller for more information.

Food and Beverage Advisory Chair Barb McNeill bjmac68@gmail.com Oct.-May, First Fri., 2-3 PM, The Views Terrace The Board of Directors approved a business plan for the restaurant that included hiring additional staff, with the tableto-staff ratio lowered, so that more attentive service is provided to customers. A fall-out from that is that individual wait staff are making less money, especially during the slower business months. We live in a community where most residents appreciate good service and are very generous. As incredible as it may sound, occasionally, some groups leave no tip. Most customers now tell us your expectations are being met and exceeded. Please continue to reward your hard-working staff with the current standard: a minimum of 20% of your pre-tax bill. Happy staff members gladly provide the outstanding service we expect. Enjoy the special events The Views Restaurant is putting on for the holidays. The seasonal rework of some menu items will tantalize your taste buds. Thanks to Phyllis Austin for providing the special table decorations for all these events.

Friends of the Library Lynne Davis lynnedavis100@gmail.com Pat Brown patbrown630@gmail.com

’Tis the season of gift giving, and Friends of the Library (FOL) appreciate all the gifts of time and money that this community provides for the continued excellence of our SCOV Library. In December, the author event will feature Shannon Baker, a local author of the Kate Fox mystery series on Tuesday, December 4, 1 PM, Auditorium. Pick up your free tickets at the Library during the preceding week. The Annual Membership Drive will be held January 15, 16 and 17, but you may pay your 2019 membership at any time. Just fill out the form with the fee and drop off at the Library. We look forward to another successful year. Happy holidays from FOL.

Join the Posse The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Call Larry Clark 520-404-7664 December 2018, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster

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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-4:00 PM; Sat., 9 AM-12:30 PM www.suncityorovalley.com/gift-shop/

Julie Holtry (left) and Elaine Deeter (right) As the holiday season continues, be sure to pop into the shop to see if you can find that right gift to take to the next party or for someone special in your life. Featured artists this month are Julie Holtry and Elaine Deeter. Julie makes jewelry and note cards. Her trademark is her pendant dragonfly made of dichroic fused glass which dons the necks of many local residents. She says, “I think I have a dragonfly for every outfit I have. They are such fun to wear!” She also makes crystal earrings in the shape of decorated fir trees for the holidays. Elaine began creating greeting cards for her personal use before offering them in our Gift Shop. She enjoys seeing people appreciate her work and hearing how their friends and family like receiving a handmade card. Each card is unique, and many seasonal themes are woven throughout her work.

Government Affairs Chair Laura Dore 520-338-1016 Second Wed., 1 PM, WC1 Greens Reconstruction Chair Howard Schulz schulz2008@outlook.com See online Board & Committee meetings calendar for dates/times

The results are in, and the turf doctors (greens agronomists) agree the outlook for our greens is serious. Because our greens were constructed in a push-up manner using native soils, the soil has become tightly compacted allowing salts to build up and roots cannot grow. While surface grasses looked good after the recent overseed, this result cannot be sustained. It is difficult to predict when the grasses will deteriorate, but it will occur. It is concerning that we already saw signs of Bermuda grass dying on the front of No. 2 green this past summer. The agronomists recommend reconstructing the greens to provide adequate drainage and proper sub-soil materials. This includes removing the top 12 inches of green material, installing a sub-surface system of drainage piping and backfilling with graded sands to allow roots to grow and water to infiltrate. After reviewing the information and numerous reviews with architects and agronomists, our committee, both golfers and non-golfers, recommends to go forward with this project. We believe the benefits strongly outweigh the costs and want to share the information with you. If we allow our greens to deteriorate, revenues will decline and costs will increase. Nobody wants that to happen.

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This project will be voted on in early 2019, and we will continue with our communications to educate voters on the details and benefits of going forward. Hope to see you at our upcoming presentations.

Loan Room - Community Assistance Chair Gay Russell 520-825-5763 Third Thu., 3 PM, WC1; Loan Room hours: Tue., Thu., 8-9 AM www.suncityorovalley.com/members/services/loan-room/ December is here, a great month in SCOV. As you get ready for your visitors, remember to make reservations for the equipment you need to borrow from the Loan Room. You may reserve items up to two months in advance. Take advantage of the website which has pictures of items available from the Loan Room. Please be sure to bring your SCOV card with you to pick up items and bring a friend to help load items you cannot handle by yourself. We run out of some items during the holidays, especially roll away beds, some children’s things, tables and chairs, so make your reservations as soon as possible. We will be closed on Christmas Day.

Marketing Chair Pete Coy 360-739-4100 petecoy@gmail.com First Wed., 2 PM, WC1

The Marketing Committee welcomed several new members. We are exploring new ideas on how to keep SCOV popular with prospective home buyers as well as reviewing what has been done in the past. The committee was excited to learn that SCOV has been rated as one of the top-ten active adult communities in the USA among over 2,000 others. They were also excited to learn that real estate values were up by about 8% in 2017 and up again this year. We still have room for a few more creative members who want to help us market our community.

Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 520-825-6994 Third Tue., 2 PM, WC3 ‘Tis the Season – Once Again Here we are again at the end of our calendar year, and the Neighborhood Pride Committee wishes you a most happy holiday season. Our community is looking absolutely beautiful, and we should feel very proud of the way we look; not only to ourselves and our neighbors, but also to those individuals who visit us considering buying and moving here. We sincerely thank you for your cooperation in helping to make SCOV such a wonderful place in which to live. With the holiday season upon us, we hope you enjoy your families, your friends and neighbors, and especially our beautiful community. ’Tis the season once again, and the Neighborhood Pride Committee hopes you have a joyous one and a happy New Year.

Nominating Chair Jan Dunbar, jjdun2@gmail.com

The Nominating Committee is dedicated to ensuring a strong and vibrant future of our community by soliciting qualified candidates for election to our Board of Directors. In November, we identified some excellent candidates to replace three retiring board members this spring, but throughout the year, we are looking for residents interested in serving on our Board. We will announce our proposed slate by December 22. If you wish to be added, you may file with Chairperson Jan Dunbar before January 1, a petition with at least 25 signatures of SCOV members in good standing.

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Posse Chair Larry Clark 520-404-7664 2larryclark@gmail.com First Tue., 3 PM, Desert Oasis www.scovaz.com/committees/posse/ (must be logged in first)

Do you often see speeding cars or trucks on your street? There is a way to report traffic safety concerns or problems to the Oro Valley Police on their website, or by telephone. Go to www.orovalleyaz.gov/police and click on the “Report a Traffic Complaint” link, then fill out the form, or you can call 520-449-4933 and leave a message with details about the problem. Be sure to tell them the location, time of day, and type of problem you observed. You do not need to leave your name or address unless you request a call back from an officer.

Preserve and Enhance Lifestyle and Property Values Chair Don Stewart 618-980-3878 bethsdad81@gmail.com

The Task Force to Preserve Lifestyle and Property Values has completed a draft approach to mitigate impairment of our wonderful, and valuable views caused by nearby construction. We have labeled such construction “Permanent Improvements.” After extensive research, including benchmarking with other similar communities nationwide, we have a proposed definition of what constitutes a view. With that in hand, we are now able to offer a process to quantify the degree of view impairment and bring opposing parties together to resolve the situation in an amicable, neighborly manner. Our ultimate goal is to give views an equivalent place at the table along with other property rights, a delicate task indeed. With this draft proposal in hand, we are now ready to receive input from residents. This will be done via focus panels to be conducted in early December. Participants were solicited with staff assistance via email. They will be given an overview of our draft and invited to comment. Their suggestions will be incorporated into a final proposal which will then be presented to the Board for approval followed by a vote of our residents.

Properties Chair Rich Oaks richoaks114@gmail.com Third Thu., 9 AM, WC1

One of the objectives in the Properties Committee charter is to monitor and make recommendations regarding energy efficiency for common area and Association facilities. Over the past several years, the committee has conducted studies and made a number of recommendations that have reduced the Association’s use of electricity. Examples include the recent installation of LED lighting in parking lots and the previous installation of LED lighting at the pickleball courts, the racquetball court in the AFC and the Auditorium. LED lighting uses less electricity and has longer useful life compared to conventional lighting. In addition to using less electricity, these lighting retrofits provided added cost savings due to decreased maintenance requirements and reduced cooling loads for the indoor projects. The Properties Committee works on a variety of tasks like this during the year. Our next meeting is Thursday, December 20.

Tipster Editorial Co-Chair Lou Phillippi 520-638-6957 lnphillippi@yahoo.com Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman 520-519-9781 vettleman4@gmail.com

Please submit Tipster articles a day earlier by December 7, to help us meet our press deadline this holiday month. The next meeting is Friday, December 14, 9 AM, WC3.

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Director of Golf - Rick Price rprice@theviewsgolfclub.com 520-917-8086

In the spirit of the holidays, we have a very special announcement for all casual and nongolfers. If you have not played The Views Golf Club, or it’s been a long time, we would like to invite you to play one complimentary 9-hole round of golf in the afternoon during December. Call the Pro Shop 520-825-3110 to set up your starting time. Our goal is to have you enjoy the golf course through some new fun and affordable programs. We are offering a new Introductory Golf Pass designed specifically for the casual and non-golfers interested in taking the next step in playing more golf. Try our one-month golf pass for $149. It includes playing golf after 3 PM any day of the week, ten buckets of range balls and one complimentary golf clinic. If you’re ready to commit further, we are offering a 5-month golf pass for $549. This pass includes golf after 3 PM any day of the week, unlimited use of the driving range as well as three complimentary golf clinics. Both golf passes may book starting times five days in advance based on availability. There are no green fees, and if you have a private cart, there are no cart fees associated with your pass. However, if you need to rent a golf cart, the price is $7. You also receive 10% off on all merchandise in the Pro Shop. Join us for our fun and social Chipping & Putting league Thursday afternoons. Ask us about the “Golf 45 Program” that introduces you to the game working from the green back to the tee. We look forward to seeing you on the course.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf scvgolf@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8063 December is historically the time of year when the temperatures get cold enough to start having frost. Just a reminder on what frost does to the grass and procedures to follow when a delay occurs. Walking or driving on frosted grass causes damage to green leaf tissue which eventually leads to the grass dying. When the non-overseeded areas go dormant and turn brown they are no longer susceptible to frost damage, but the overseeded fairways, tees and greens can be damaged. Every cold morning that frost is possible, a message will be left before 6 AM on the frost delay phone line stating what the conditions are on the course and how those conditions will impact the golf. If the temperature is cold, but the frost is not that bad, we might not have a delay, but, instead, the golf carts could be restricted to the cart path for a determined amount of time. If the frost is more severe, the delay will reflect the earliest time the golf course can be prepared for golf and ready for play to start. Sometimes, the greens need to be mowed, and each day the pins need to be moved before golfers can begin play. Additional reminders are that the putting green, driving range tee and chipping area all have overseeded grasses, so they will also be closed until the Pro Shop is notified of their opening. Remember to check with the Pro Shop for specific tee times because they try to catch up during the rest of the day.

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

Check with the Pro Shop for the many weekly fun events and clinics they have to offer. It’s a good way to meet new friends and have a great experience. The winter months mean later tee times, shorter days and a busy golf course. Remember to arrive at least 30 minutes before your tee time and check in with the Pro Shop. The blue stakes on the golf course are for entering and exiting the fairways. Many members are unaware that there is a volunteer group of golfers that repairs divots, ball marks and other daily damage done by golfers who forget to repair their own damage. With increased play, this becomes a bigger task for the volunteers, so do your part in taking care of your course and repair your divots and ball marks. If you have any questions or concerns about the golf course, attend one of our meetings or contact your league representative.

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

Free Guest Pass Not a Pass Holder?

Call the Pro Shop at 825-3110 for details.

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

If you’re up for a little competition and would like to play a few of the local golf courses, consider signing up to play in the Pima Cup Tournament. There are three events left; Forty Niners Course, December 3; Highlands at Dove Mountain, January 14 and Saddlebrook HOA 2, February 11. Teams are organized by handicap, cost is $55.00 and played as a shotgun at 12:30 PM for each event. More information in the Pro Shop. There will be a BASH following a two-man better ball Wednesday, December 5. Tickets are $10 for food and beverages. December 12, there will be a two-man Shamble; December 19, two-man better ball and December 26, individual Stableford. Enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

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

Our 2018-2019 season kicked off with a two-man tournament and a Burger Bash. The top six teams received prizes. Congratulations to the first place team, Bob A. and Alex L. We would also like to welcome our fourteen new members, and we look forward to a fun and interesting season. Members should sign up for weekly games, by computer, at GolfGenius.com. or contact Tim Lochner in the Pro Shop.

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The Views 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Darlene Lamb dslamb48@gmail.com VP and Membership Marty Blakely mblakelymaus@gmail.com

November 6 was our first official day of league play. Fortytwo ladies enjoyed a beautiful day and great conditions on the course. We were joined by four new members, two of whom came to us from the Dove Mountain Del Webb community. After golf, the ladies were served a sack lunch and encouraged to attend the informational meeting of the greens reconstruction committee. A very informative presentation was made by members of the committee and Rick Price, Director of Golf. New-member applications can be found in the Pro Shop in our ladies 18-hole binder, or contact Darlene Lamb or Marty Blakely. Our next general meeting and Christmas party will be held Tuesday, December 4. Thank you Tim Lochner of golf staff for a great start to a new season.

The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Pattie Horning 248-767-6873 phorning13@gmail.com Membership: Barbara Armes 206-915-2609 or Louann Convey 303-718-7597 Play Thu. morning

Our 2018-2019 season has begun and following golf, we look forward to our holiday luncheon Thursday, December 6. Make sure you have made your reservation and payment in our Pro Shop. If you are interested in joining our fun 9-hole league, we play every Thursday morning. Dues are $50 pp with a voluntary $5 for our hole-in-one kitty. Dues increase to $55 pp after Sue Devaney, social chair January 1. Please contact our membership chairs for more information. Luncheons and club meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. Thanks to Sue Devaney, head of the social committee and her volunteers who make each and every luncheon a special event. We also have several special outings planned for 2019. Mark your calendars for the Cure for Cancer event, February 19, and our Invitational, Around the World in 9 Holes, March 14. We wish you and yours a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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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.

Food & Beverage Director - Aalt Brouwer abrouwer@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8074

Happy holidays from The Views Restaurant. In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to share a recipe to make your holidays a little more magical. Nothing says the holidays to my family and me like a good Old Fashioned. What can I say? I grew up in a bourbon family. I created this recipe a few years back and have enjoyed it around the holidays since. We hope that you enjoy. Cranberry Spice Old Fashioned Created by Aalt Brouwer

Ingredients 1 orange wedge 1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar 13 cranberries and water) 2 pieces crystallized ginger, minced 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 2.5 oz. bourbon (I use Buffalo Trace) ice Directions In a cocktail shaker, muddle 10 cranberries, orange, ginger and simple syrup. Add bourbon, bitters, then ice. Stir ‘til well combined but not watered down. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with the remaining 3 cranberries. We hope to see you at our Holiday Wine Dinner Monday, December 10, 5 PM. Happy holidays and safe travels.

Join the Restaurant Facebook group facebook.com/TheViewsRestaurant

Sun City Vistoso Foundation Pres Larry Hoaglund FoundationSCOV@gmail.com Fourth Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis www.foundationscov.org

Due to the Christmas season, we will meet Thursday, December 13. Our annual fund raising letters have been mailed to SCOV residents. We encourage your participation in raising funds that will allow us to continue fulfilling our mission. The Foundation is a charitable organization that meets certain needs that improve the quality of life for residents of SCOV as well as people in the surrounding areas. We are now entering our 20th year and have met grant requests over the past 19 years totaling $712,000. Please review the insert in this issue of the Tipster. We will count your participation as one of utmost importance. Send your gift to Sun City Vistoso Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Thank you for your participation and support in this worthy cause. Our Foundation contact this month is: Marty Kass foundationSCOV@gmail.com

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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, December 4, 1 PM Author Shannon Baker Author of the Kate Fox mystery series will speak and sign copies of her latest book, Bitter Rain. The series is set in rural Nebraska cattle country where the author spent 20 years of her life. In the latest book, Kate Fox, Grand County sheriff, fears the worst for a missing girl society has abandoned, and races to solve the mystery before someone else dies. The event will be held 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.

Thursday, December 6 Holiday Door Decoration Contest Cash prizes will be awarded for first place, $100; second place, $75 and third place, $50. Only the front door will be judged. Door must be completely decorated and ready for judging by 9 AM, Wednesday, December 12. Judging will take place during the daytime hours between December 12 and December 13. No advance notice is given when judging will take place. No SCOV resident or staff will be the judges. Judges’ names will be announced after the winners are selected. Entry forms must be submitted to the Welcome Center by December 6 at 3 PM. A flyer/entry form for this event was in the November Tipster or pick one up at the Welcome Center.

Friday, December 7, 8 AM Nordstrom Bus Trip Get in the holiday spirit by traveling to the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale. Enjoy the mall decorations, shop or have lunch. Men are always welcome to this event. Traveling on a luxury bus makes the trip fun for all.

Tickets, $40 pp, see Pam or Coco at the Welcome Center to purchase tickets Friday, December 7, 4 PM Christmas Singalong Join the Sun City Strummers Ukelele Club for their annual singalong in the Auditorium.

Monday, December 10, 5 PM Holiday Wine Dinner Join us at The Views Restaurant for a special menu with wine pairings. Reservations online at bit.ly/winedin1210.

Tuesday, December 11, 10 AM Tucson Museum of Art Talks “John Singer Sargent – Portraits and More” is our offering for the holiday season. The presenter is favorite docent, Ellie Eigen. This topic should appeal to many, so we hope to see you at the Activity Center/Navajo Room. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann 520-427-7777.

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Tuesday and Saturday, December 11 and 15, 7 PM

Friday, January 11, 1 PM

Come All Ye Faithful Holiday Concert Don’t miss the all-volunteer Sun City Singers performing two “Come All Ye Faithful” holiday concerts in the Auditorium. Bring your family and friends to one of these popular, sell-out Christmas and Hanukkah concerts. Open seating, doors open at 6:30 PM.

Author Rita Connelly Local food journalist and author will speak and sign copies of her latest book, Historic Restaurants of Tucson. Each chapter covers a decade of restaurant history in the Old Pueblo. Her third book, coming out early in 2019, tells the story of Arizona’s chimichangas. Don’t come hungry to this presentation. The event will be held in the Auditorium. There is no charge, however to help us plan for attendance you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Wednesday, December 26 in the Library.

Tickets, $5 pp, on sale Thu., Fri., Mon., Dec. 6, 7, 10 and Wed., Thu., Fri., Dec. 12, 13, 14; 9 AM-Noon, Activity Center/Lobby

Thursday, December 13, 10 AM U of A Art Museum “Creatures in Art” is the topic of this discussion and presentation. For centuries, artists have depicted animals as fearsome, friendly or symbolic. Join us in the Activity Center/ Native American rooms for this free event.

Monday, December 24 and 31, 10 AM-3 PM

Tuesday, January 22, 10 AM U of A Art Museum Join us in the Native American rooms in the Activity Center for this free art talk.

Tuesday, January 22, 1 PM

Modelers Room Open House Join us to enjoy operating model trains and other modeling activity at this free event at the Artisan Center.

Indoor Movie Gather some friends, snacks and drinks and watch a great movie at no charge. Movie selection will be announced as the date nears. There will be tables set up for seating.

Friday, December 28, 10:45 AM

Friday, January 25, 1 PM

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.

Thursday, January 3, 9 AM Un-Decorate the Activity Center and Auditorium It was hard work to create a Christmas-y Activity Center and Auditorium. The Garden Club decorating committee wants to thank all of those residents who labored to make it possible; now they need helpers to un-decorate the space. Please join us.

Saturday, January 5, 7 PM TAD Management Production – Manilow/Midler Another great tribute to two great performers; Barry Manilow and Bette Midler. Theater seating. Drinks are permitted if not in original containers (no bottles or cans). Gather friends for some great comedy and music. Doors open at 6:30 PM, show at 7 PM. Show tickets can now be purchased online at www.scovaz.com > Member Services > Tickets.

Tickets, $25 pp, go on sale online and at the Welcome Center, Tue., Dec. 11, 8 AM Thursday, January 10, 10 AM-Noon Friends of the Library Great Reads Librarian Kate Cusumano will highlight some of the authors who will be presenting at the Tucson Festival of Books March 2-3 on the U of A campus. Find out which authors will be appearing in mystery, thriller, current fiction, historical fiction, science, history/biography, romance, true crime, and more. The presentation will be in the Activity Center/Navajo and Hohokam rooms. Make sure to renew your Friends of the Library membership, or join now, to attend this members-only event.

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Presentation on Classes at the Aquatic & Fitness Center Fitness Supervisor Lonnie Davis will conduct a community-wide presentation including a detailed review of the classes that are offered in the AFC studio and in the AFC pool. Ray Jerkins will present about the functional aspects of exercise. Auditorium.

Holiday Hours Monday, December 24 AFC/Pool open 6:30 AM-3 PM Desert Oasis open 9 AM-4 PM Welcome Center and Library open 7:30 AM-3 PM Activity Center and Catalina Vista, closed Tuesday, December 25 All facilities closed. Monday, December 31 AFC Pool open 6:30 AM-3 PM Desert Oasis open 9 AM-4 PM Activity Center open 6:30 AM-Midnight Welcome Center and Library open 7:30 AM-3 PM Catalina Vista, closed Tuesday, January 1 AFC/Pool open 8 AM-5 PM All other facilities closed

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Special Events for Clubs

See club articles for full details. Singles Bowling, every Friday, 1:45 PM, Fiesta Lanes Singles Golf: Sun., Dec. 2, 1:45 PM, The Views Tennis Club, Sat., Dec. 8, 5 PM, annual holiday party, Activity Center/Native American Rooms Day Trippers, Sun., Dec. 9, 1-4 PM, annual Christmas party, Auditorium, $22 pp Genealogy, Tue., Dec. 11, 1 PM, “Courthouse Research,” Activity Center/Navajo Starlight Ballroom Dance Club, Wed., Dec. 12, 4-5:30 PM, Members-only dance practice, Auditorium Singles Dinner, Thu., Dec. 13, Social Hour 5:30 PM, Seating 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room Kactus Kickers, Fri., Dec. 14, Celebrate Holiday Miracles and the Magic of Mistletoe. Doors open at 5:30 PM, music 6:30-9:30 PM Day Trippers, Wed., Dec. 19, The Duttons, lunch at Longhorm restaurant and 3 PM matinee, $68 pp Starlight Ballroom Dance Club, Wed., Dec. 19, 4-5:30 PM, Members-only dance practice, Auditorium Singles Happy Hour, Fri., Dec. 28, Social Hour 5:30 PM, Seating 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room Day Trippers, Sat., Dec. 29, The Music Man at Arizona Theater, lunch at Mimi’s, $75 pp Starlight Ballroom Dance Club, Mon., Dec. 31, 6-11 PM, New Year’s Eve dinner dance, Activity Center/Native American Rooms Rock and Roll Club, Mon., Dec. 31, 8:15 PM-Midnight, New Year’s Eve dance, Auditorium Sunliners, Sat., Jan. 5, 11:15 AM, free Sneak Peek, registration required, Auditorium Day Trippers, Mon.-Wed., Jan. 14-16, Lordsburg and Deming, New Mexico and Mexico. $466/cpl ($233 pp), $315 single Sunliners, Sat., Jan. 19, 11:15 AM, introductory class, Auditorium Sunliners, Sat., Jan. 26, 11:15 AM, introductory class, Auditorium Day Trippers, Mon, Jan. 28, Casino trip to Harrah’s Ak-Chin. $5 free play. Day Trippers, Fri., Feb. 22, Rodeo. $90 pp

Workshops and Classes 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 January 23. Association-Sponsored Fitness Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Welcome Center, $20/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used by your guests. There is $3 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card.

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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., 10-11 AM, AFC Pool Tue., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thu., 4-5 PM, AFC

Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Samplers The Thursday, December 6, ILR Winter Class Preview is the only December Sampler. If you haven’t attended a Sampler, please drop in during January. No sign-up needed, no membership in the ILR, no cost. Your SCOV guests are welcome, you will just need to sign them in (bring your access card for entrance). The Samplers are one-time only, weekly programs on a variety of subjects. We are always looking for ideas, so if you have a topic you could present, know someone else who does or just a topic you would like us to research, contact Sally Evert sallyevert@gmail.com. December 6: Previews of Winter 2019 ILR Classes, 2 PM, Catalina Vista 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. No classes December 24 and 31. Spanish Language Classes Contact Myriam Barrientos 520-906-8334 spanishmyriam@vive-mexico.com. Review the many levels of classes available at vive-mexico.com.

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. American Red Cross Blood Drive SCOV’s next drive is Thursday, December 20, 8-11 AM, Auditorium. The holiday hustle and bustle has started, but why not take an hour to slow down and give the gift of life by donating blood. Your generous spirit and willingness to give back to your community could be contagious; infect and bring a neighbor or friend. Schedule an appointment by calling the Red Cross 1-800-448-3543 or by visiting redcrossblood.org. Coffee Cart The Coffee Cart is at the Kachina Lounge Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10:30 AM. 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.

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National Parks Store Trunk Shows: Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2: Oaxacan Woodcarvings Saturday, December 15: Holiday Arts Market Presentations: Saturday, December 8, 12 Noon and 2 PM: Jim Williams presents, “Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965” Wednesday, December 12, 12 Noon and 2 PM: Jacquelyn Kasper presents, “Thomas Robertson Sorin, Monarch of the Dragoons: Pioneer Newspaperman and Mining Enthusiast” 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive, Tucson, AZ 85755, 520622-6014, 10 AM-5 PM. For more information, visit www. wnpa.org/events.

Thank You Corner Mere words cannot express the profound caring that comes pouring out of this community after the death of my husband. Over the years we have read this column, but until you experience the depth of the love personally, you only then understand this meaning. Remember, Bill, “You Still Light Up My Life.” Karen Hasselbach A huge thank you to our restaurant manager and kitchen supervisors who made a week-long commitment to help Vistoso Helpful Hands (VHH) provide food service for a home-bound resident. Two meals a day were lovingly prepared and delivered by 13 dedicated VHH volunteers. It’s this caring attitude that makes SCOV the place we love to call home. Barb McNeill, VHH Chair To all our friends and neighbors in Sun City: In the time of our grief, the Pidone family, Michael, David, Tracey, Todd and Michael II, have just two words that mean a lot to us. Thank you.

Memoriam

Residents Francis Bastis 1 Charles Hackenbrock 1 Pauline Gilgore 1 William D. (Bill) Hasselbach 1 Suellen Pidone 1 Howard C. Russell 1

Former Resident Owen G. (Bud) Hulsey 1 Bill Giddings 1

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Art League Co-Pres. Caryl Thornton 520-638-7024, Carol Nagel 520-825-3097

At its annual meeting November 7, the Art League welcomed the Clay Club, established an exhibit schedule for the coming year, celebrated the leadership of Dave Dame and Judy Bjorling and elected a new co-president to replace Judy Bjorling. Be sure to see December’s exhibit in the Activity Center: “Through a Window.”

Bark Carving Ted Rydzewski 520-825-8624 Tue., 1-4 PM, Thu., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Lapidary Clay Pres. Renee Ford 203-733-4447 neeford46@gmail.com Sep.-May, First Thu., General Meeting, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery Orientation as needed Glaze mentoring Third Thu., 1-3 PM; Studio cleaning last Wed., 1 PM How fast time flies when you are having fun. The Clay Club has continued to welcome new members and support them in their beginning work in clay or integrated those who already have experience. Our windows are full of new work and teams are welcoming trainees in the various aspects Jeryl Cundiff and Jane Fairchild working with of keeping a studio John Grandner on his clay wall pockets. functional and running smoothly. We encourage everyone to participate in the process and urge members to attend the holiday kick-off party Wednesday, December 5. Vote for the next slate of officers at the December 6 regular club meeting where a wish list for new equipment will also be discussed. Thanks to Renee Ford for her steady leadership of the past two years and welcome to the new leadership team emerging soon.

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Colored Pencil Jan Thomas 520-591-1275, Sue Parkes 520-825-7307 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art 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 advice for Jan Thomas working on the details. beginners. Come join us.

Fine Arts Studio Pres. April Hoffman 520-329-8443, lazybird4@gmail.com Wed., 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

We invite the public to come over to the Activity Center and review the paintings adorning the walls. Our theme this month is “Through a Window,” and there are some interesting pieces. Our new calendar of events has been created and will soon be posted. We look forward to a new season of artistic endeavor. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

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

Gourd artists will again be meeting Mondays and Fridays. Newcomers are always welcome for our on-the-job training.

Japanese Flower Arranging Donald Marier 520-825-4878 dolmar21@gmail.com 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 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 sigridkf@gmail.com Tue., 2:30-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

We’re now knitting and crocheting on our new date and time. Feel free to join us if you do hand stitching of any kind. It’s a time to meet new people, share a common craft and just have a nice time socializing while working our hands for others. Also, if you have any leftover yarn or a yarn stash gone wild, feel free to contact me. Our group will put it to good use or find someone who will.

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Modelers Pres. Fred Faust 520-907-3469 fjfaust1030@gmail.com Second Fri., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge www.scovaz.com/clubs/modelers

Photo by Tom Prall The picture shows the latest models on display in the Modelers Room. These models of the ships and aircraft were built by Dave Scoles. There is a description for each model posted on the filing cabinet. Notice the computer screens. One is for a flight simulator to help you learn to fly an airplane. Please mark your calendar for Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 10 AM-3 PM, for the Modelers Room open house. Enjoy watching, operating model trains and other modeling activities. 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 Thu., 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Put on your creative hat and join our group of artists. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or colored pencil artists are welcome. Come to the Art Room to check out our group.

Vistoso Photo Pres. Gerda Timm 403-251-5981 gerdatimm@hotmail.com Sep.-May, Second and Fourth Wed., 6 PM, Catalina Vista www.vistosophotoclub.weebly.com The Vistoso Photo Club’s Christmas dinner will be Wednesday, December 12, 5 PM, followed by a photo competition at 6 PM. The assigned category is “Old Stuff.” Photos “Pender Island Sunrise” by Ron Richardson must have been taken after April 1, 2018. The judge will be Ana Gonzales. Winners of the October competition, “Reflections,” were Dave Henderson, Harvey Gardner, Pat Mulligan, Clare Scarpulla, Philip Fisher, Ed Caine, Ron Richardson, Pam Maddern, Laura Hackenbrock, Val Plumlee and Val Harding. Due to the holidays, there is no meeting December 26. In addition to friendly monthly competitions, our club offers educational programs, hosts guest speakers, and exhibits

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members’ winning photos. Visitors are welcome to attend our meeting or competitions.

Sculpture Pres. Laurie Lichaa 520-812-0198 Mon., 9 AM-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Our studio is filled once again for the new season and new works in process. The club is planning our class schedule for next calendar year and invite all interested community residents to join us on Monday morning. We are a teaching club and skilled sculp- Steps to a clay sculpture by Dave Dame tors will guide you through the creation of a worthy piece. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

Sewing Thimblelenas

Penny Burroughs 530-545-2642, Pam Miller 719-244-1396 Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM; Sat., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Sewing Casa Amigas

Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Mon. and Thu., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing The sewing room is buzzing with lots of activity. Quilters are quilting beautiful quilts for children and babies, sewers and sergers are sewing pajama bottoms, winter vests, jumpers and skirts for foster children and students in Amphi school district. If you have any fabric you have stashed away that you probably won’t be using, bring to the sewing room. If we can’t use it, we’ll find some place that does.

Sharon Larsen 520-818-2791 SharLarsen@gmail.com Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 520-612-7379 4D Computer Training Debra Dirks 520-825-2248 www.facebook.com/groups/SCOVMachineEmb/ Third Tue., 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

At our November meeting, we enjoyed learning from Stephanie Consalvo how to make zippered bags using candy bags. What a fun project. Plan on attending the Tuesday, December 18, potluck at Desert Oasis at 1:30 PM. Watch your email for more information. Contact Karin Frohlich for instruction on the 6-needle embroidery machine in the Sewing Room. Instructions are available to any Thimblelenas member. Save the December meeting date and join us. Feel free to bring a friend with you. Check us out on Facebook to see Embroidered gift card holder projects made by our members. Pet Beds

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

It’s getting cold outside. The cats and dogs love the warm, soft pet beds we create for the animal shelters. If you have larger fabric pieces for the outside covers, we would appreciate you bringing them to the Sewing Room, marked for Pet Beds. There is no sewing required so come join us for a laid-back afternoon. Quilters

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

Our annual holiday pizza party will be Friday, December 7, 11 AM, in the Navajo Room. Seniors for Kids

Ellen LeVee and Peggy Reynolds

Cheer Bears

Machine Embroidery

Pat Norton 480-993-8762 panpan9803@yahoo.com Wed., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

This year is fading fast, and the Cheer Bear folks are back in full swing. They have donated 35 bears to the Northern Arizona Family Abuse Center in Winslow. They have also donated 50 bears to the Seniors for Kids toy distribution drive. We would like to thank the Seniors for Kids for their financial support. They provided funds to buy all of our needed flannel for the 2018-2019 year. We purchased enough yardage to create about 200 bears, so with the leftover from last year we will be having bears marching out the doors of the Sewing Room and into the hearts of children throughout Arizona. Our little group is growing so if you are interested in joining us please stop in the Sewing Room at the Artisan Center on Wednesday at 1 PM. You will find a joyful group ready to greet you and include you in the fun.

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Co-Presidents: Jean Sax 651-436-4243 jsaxr@netzero.com, Pat Norton 480-993-8862 panpan9803@yahoo.com 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

The annual toy distribution will be held Thursday, December 6, beginning with set up at 8:30 AM in the Welcome Center. Residents are invited to view the handmade items that our group has worked tirelessly all year long to produce. These items will be distributed to the charities we support before Christmas. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Coni Arseneau, 217-398-1416, coniarseneau@gmail.com Carrie Wiley, 360-734-5952, ecwiley@gmail.com Tue., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing except last Tue. of the month

Please note that we will not meet in the Sewing Room on the last Tuesday of the month for the next several months. We are donating time to the Quilters for their classes. Instead we will meet at members’ houses. Please call Coni or Carrie to get that information. We welcome new members always and also residents who are curious about our craft.

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Show ‘N Share Vicki Frakes 859-801-0525 arcticvic@gmail.com Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

mornings for carving and conversation. We range from beginners to master carvers, and for beginners there is always someone to help with projects as well as suggestions about tools, safety gear and the best carving woods. The club owns power (rotary) tools and bits for use by members and has carving magazines and books for project ideas and step-bystep guidance. Projects range from quick and simple to very elaborate works of art. Come by and view some of our work in our display window next to the Wood Shop in the Artisan Center and drop in on Saturday mornings.

Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Tom Moore 503-510-2251 65tmor@gmail.com Shop winter hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 AM-Noon & 1 PM-4 PM; Fri. 9 AM-Noon First Mon., 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith Studio

Woodworking Pres. Bill Norton 480-993-8762, VP Karen Curry 708-822-3057 Secretary Colin Kaltenbach 520-444-8214 Membership Robert Watson 520-789-7060 www.scovwoodworkingclub.com

We meet year round and always welcome new members. Members work on portable crafts such as coloring, crochet, knitting, mixed media, needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, etc.) and paper crafts (cards, scrapbooks, embroidery on paper, etc.). At Show ‘n Share we show our creations and share our ideas. No dues.

Thank you to all those in the Wood Shop making toys to donate to Seniors for Kids. We have a lot of busy Santa’s helpers this year. Our dues for 2019 are $20 and due January 2019. We look forward to working together in the Wood Shop with you.

Continuing Education October 2018 student training demonstration We had a good turnout for the October basic silversmithing and lapidary training. Three of the students are new club members: Larry Gilbert, Carol Sallmann, and Bill Waters. Welcome aboard. We hope everyone has enjoyable and safe holidays, whether enjoying the Tucson winter or traveling elsewhere. Our January meeting will be Monday, January 7, and the new club officers will be installed at that time. The annual party will be the evening of Saturday, January 19, at Catalina Vista; details will be provided through email. In the meantime, cook up some good project ideas, bring them in, and make some nice holiday presents.

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

Water Media Co-Pres. Marlene Peradotto 716-390-2982, Darlene Charbonneau 763-442-2092 Tue., 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

New residents are welcome to bring your paints and share your talents on Tuesdays. Are you looking for new methods of applying color, using brushes, and other materials ? Explore the many techniques used by professional artists from our extensive library.

Wood Carving Bob Ash 520-282-3688 chra25@gmail.com Sat., 9-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary

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Astronomy Pres. Ron Collins 812-344-4772 scovastronomy@gmail.com Oct.-May, Third Thu., 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo www.scovastronomy.com Our speaker Thursday, December 20, will be Dr. Lia Medeiros, who is doing research on Black Holes in space. Using multiple telescopes from different locations around the globe, the study is called The Event Horizon Project. The goals and challenges of the project will be discussed and data to test Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and understanding the way black holes interact with light. The study will further our understanding of the fundamental During our October meeting our physics of gravity. Dr. Medeiros speaker was Dr. Eric Christensen has received numerous awards (above) who lectured on near in astronomy research. A stargaz- earth asteroids. Most of our ing (party) event is scheduled for speakers are from the U of A Thursday, December 13, driving Department of Astronomy range at dusk.

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

We continue our study of 1st and 2nd Peter. Study guides are available which help prepare us for each week’s discussion. This scripture is particularly important for our times so, whether you’ve been around since dirt was discovered, or you just fell off the turnip truck yesterday, you’ll be refreshed and blessed by God’s message to us in these books of the Bible. Don’t forget the optional breakfast time after the study hour at the Views Restaurant. Mmmmm, good.

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Precept Women’s Bible Study

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

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

In our club we read and discuss selections of thought-provoking works of literature presented in anthologies by the Great Books Foundation. We offer great conversations about great ideas. We are reading selections from Happiness and Discontent, a collection of literature, philosophy and poetry selected for discussion by The Great Books Foundation. Hopefully the readings will challenge your assumptions and spark debate. The book can be purchased from Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. On December 5 we will read “Endless Mountains” by Reynolds Price. On December 19 we will read As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Join us. We welcome all SCOV residents.

SCOV Book Club Pres. Sandie Roberts 847-525-9239 VP Glenda Tonkin 520-207-4802 Communications: Cynthia Kartman 414-732-3063 kartmania1@me.com First Mon., 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Our December book selection is The Lost Letter by Arizona author Jillian Cantor. Moving between 1938 Austria and 1989 Los Angeles, this novel connects a grim history to a more hopeful present through the tale of two sets of star-crossed lovers. The result is a captivating historical novel. We’re delighted that Ms. Cantor will join us via Skype for ½ hour at 1:45. Members and guests, please be prompt so we can Jillian Cantor, author of The Lost Letter start on time. Our January 2019 book is Varina by Charles Frazier, the best-selling author of Cold Mountain. Varina is a historical novel about the life and times of Varina Howell. She married a wealthy older landowner and anticipated a quiet plantation life. That landowner was Jefferson Davis. We experience the trauma of slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction through Varina’s eyes.

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 www.scovcomputer.com

Have you received a water bill that seemed out of sight? Has your water use sky rocketed and you don’t know why? Our next general meeting may provide some answers on the most recent way to determine the problem or solution. Come to our Monday, December 10, general meeting where our guest presenter will be from the Oro Valley water authority to discuss the new Oro Valley online water smart program. Membership is required for help sessions, classes, and the right to join the ListServ (online bulletin board). See the club’s website homepage. Dues for 2018-2019 are $10/household. Send checks, not

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cash, to Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium, with the application form, available outside the CLC (Computer Learning Center) in the Welcome Center. You may download it from the club’s website. Renewing members do not need to fill out an application form if your personal information has not changed. VCS club will again take your used ink cartridges for a recycle program. Drop off them off in the basket just outside the CLC. Please note: In December the computer lab is being used for AARP tax preparation training, so there will be no December classes scheduled nor will there be any December in-lab computer help sessions. However, computer help is available to members, by calling the help desk number (520329-7661). We provide this option, so we can match a “Help Desk Assistant” to your specific problem. This information can also be found on the VCS website shown above

Genealogy Pres. Andrea Houston ahoust2@lsu.edu Monitor Training Pat Brown Mentoring Holly Gibson 303-548-1299 ghgibson@live.com General Meetings Oct.-May, Second Tue., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo www.scvgs.org

Courthouse research is so important for local records to complete your family tree. Sumner Walters, Tuesday, December 11, will help us navigate what kinds and where these papers can be found. Some little detail may be discovered for what is needed to break through those daunting questions. Have you visited our genealogy lab to try out the new computers? Some extra online data-based programs have been added for more quality research. Give it a try. Are you becoming more serious about finding your family and the genealogy room is not open when you want to research? We have the answer. Get the ten-minute training and become that monitor. It is that simple. Now you can be sure the room is open when you have the time.

ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Jane Myerson jmyerson@gmail.com Curriculum Randy Myerson rcmyerson@gmail.com Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans skkoops@gmail.com Samplers Sally Evert sallyevert@gmail.com www.suncityilr.com

The preview and registration for winter 2019 courses will be December 6, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista, where each instructor will present a brief course introduction. Bring a check if you want to register that day. Note: Registration ends December 18. If you wish to register by mail, course descriptions and a printer-friendly registration form can be found on the ILR website; paper copies are outside the Library and at Catalina Vista. Thank you to all fall 2018 course moderators for providing enriching learning experiences to SCOV residents.

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

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Natural Health and Wellness Sherokee Ilse 520-818-3279 sherokeeilse@yahoo.com Third Wed. 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista, Mt. Kimball/Pusch Ridge

No meeting in December. Our January speaker is Dr. Lance Morris, Naturopath Doctor, “Healing Strategies Offer Hope with Serious Illnesses.” Dr. Morris will share information about potentially life-changing therapies. Do you or someone you know or love have cancer, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pain, depression, anxiety? Have you had little or no help from other doctors? Please attend this lecture. Bring a friend. Tucson based, Dr. Lance J Morris is founding board member and prior clinical faculty staff at S.W. College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, past president of AZNMA; Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and developer of resonant sound therapy and resonant movement meditation. Our new year started in November, so be sure to sign up to be a member with only $3/year for dues. Dues required at the door for everyone, if not already a member. Potluck: Join us (must be a club member; you can join the first night you come) for our Wednesday, December 5, potluck (first Wednesday of each month) for a plant-based/ vegan meal (bring a dish to share, place setting and drink of choice.) First-time attendees bring nothing but your place setting and drink. Questions? email David davidsattinger@ gmail.com or Heather thumpoz-mag@mac.com. Come join us for healthy food and good company.

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

Holiday times can be the happiest or the saddest, depending on your situation. Poets have helped us deal with either or both of these emotions, helping themselves in the process. Poets Corner member Peggy Barnes-Phifer has written a purely celebratory poem that should lift the spirits of anyone who reads it. May all “My Joy” readers find reason to celebrate this year. “Ain’t nobody gonna / steal my joy / You can rain on my parade / break my favorite toy/ but you know…/ I’m at the height of my life / and I ain’t coming down / You can sell me a smile / if it comes with a crown / There’s no mountain on earth / that I can’t climb / no words in the world / that I can’t rhyme / With God as my pilot / I’ll soar the lofty skies / count blessings like raindrops / rebuke all the devil’s lies / I’ve got miles to go… / Yee-Haw / Oh Boy / ain’t nobody/gonna steal my joy!”

Cultural & Social Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 520-818-6509 mmoyerpp@gmail.com 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. Great way to start each week. SCOV visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers; the more the merrier.

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Democratic Club Pres. Laura Dore 520-338-1016 lucylb53@comcast.net Second Sat., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo www.scovdemocraticclub.wix.com/scov-democratic-club

We will celebrate December’s holidays at our meeting Saturday, December 8, 1 PM. Members are asked to bring either a salad or dessert. Sign up for your food choice at PerfectPotluck.com using the password DemClub. The club will provide pizza. Be generous this holiday by bringing a non-perishable food item and/or monetary donation with you to the meeting. Items collected will go to Impact of Southern Arizona. Don’t forget your dues. Sandy Salz will be collecting $10 each for your 2019 dues at the meeting. The SCOV Democratic Club wishes everyone in Sun City a joyous holiday season.

Dining - Prepare & Share Pres. Colin Kaltenbach kltnbch@yahoo.com; VP Debbie Kotlarek dlkotlarek@gmail.com Treas. Kathy Mashburn kathyp638@gmail.com Scheduling Sec. Pat and Dave Heine daheine@stcloudstate.edu and pjheine@stcloudstate.edu www.scovprepareandshare.weebly.com

Our first event of the new season was our kickoff dinner held November 9. Old and new members mingled over their favorite beverages sharing summer stories and meeting new friends. The food was catered by Bubb’s Grub, following our Western BBQ theme, it was “finger lickin’ good.” At this meeting we chose four themes for our home-hosted dinners in December, January, February and March. It will be another fabulous year of foods from around the world as well as regional favorites from the USA. Our club currently has 48 members. Please join us for great food, lively discussions and the opportunity to make some more new friends here at SCOV. Looking ahead; we will have two more events for the whole club. Mark your calendars now for the spring luncheon February 20 and the end of year dinner April 5.

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

Is Santa bringing gifts to your Fido this holiday season? You’ll want to make sure toys are matched to your dog’s size and activity level, and that there are no parts that can come off and present a choking hazard. Also let’s be aware of Christmas tree bulbs, poinsettias and any other merrymaking that might present dangers to our dogs during the the Holidays. New dog club members are always welcome. Annual dues are just $10 with a one-time key fee of $10. Call Marj Young and join us.

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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.

We will meet Wednesday, December 5 and 12, and then take a short break for the holidays. Sessions will begin again on January 9, with a New Year celebration event. Our very best wishes for happy holidays with family and friends. The Different Drummers Women’s Circle provides a community drum circle for any woman wanting to connect with others through hand drumming using African Djembe drums, handheld Native American frame drums and other small percussion. Drums and instruments are provided for guests. Join us to drum, laugh and meet new friends. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life. Looking forward to seeing you at Colleen’s home: 2338 E. Montrose Canyon Dr.

Garden Club Pres. Wendy Hughes 503-703-9563 whughes851@hotmail.com VP, Barbara Marshall 520-825-0618 barbie4roses@yahoo.com Oct.-Apr., Second Tue., 12:30 PM, Auditorium www.facebook.com/SCOVGardenClub/

Our holiday potluck luncheon is Tuesday, December 11, 12:30 PM, Auditorium. For the festivities, members who attend are donating a potluck dish to feed 12. Sign-up with Phyliss Austin at 805-341-5176 or jimaaustin@sbcglobal.net. This year the Sonoran Singers, a 30-member chorus will entertain us. The Garden Club Food Drive will again support the TriCommunity Food Bank in Mammoth, which includes Oracle, San Manuel and Mammoth. Non-perishable items, toiletries and cash are all welcome donations. Contact Mel Wheeler for details at 520-334-0957 or irmel5596@gmail.com. We will again gather to undecorate the Activity Center Thursday, January 3. We will meet in the Auditorium, 9 AM. If you are interested in joining us, contact Judee Wickersham at 520-989-3254 or judeewick@gmail.com. Our general meeting on January 8 features speaker, Catlow Shipek, from the Watershed Management Group talking about Water Conservation. Membership is $5 pp and $8/cpl, contact Florence Duckett at 520-825-1994 or delflojs@q.com.

Havurah Liz Kinslinger lizkin44@yahoo.com www.havurahscov.com

Chanukah is coming up, and we will celebrate with a brunch, complete with latkes, Sunday, December 2, 10:30 AM, Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for guests, and $10 for children under 12. Michael and Christi Lubatkin will entertain us with a talk and visuals about their trip through the Negev. Looking farther ahead, our gala Members Only dinner will be held Saturday night, January 12, 5 PM. More details will follow. Finally, save February 12 for a fun trip via luxury bus to Barleen’s in Apache Junction, for dinner and a show. Look for details in the January Tipster.

Early Music Recorder Ensemble Joyce Minks 520-825-0642 minkster42@comcast.net 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 the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided. Just one hour every week. SCOV visitors welcome.

Republican Club Merritt McGlothlin 520-572-7853 merrittm@nationwide.net No meetings, Nov. and Dec.; Third Tue., 3 PM, Activity Center

The SCOV Republican Club will not meet in December. The Republican Club extend their best wishes for a happy holiday season, with greetings to everyone to have a very merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and a very happy New Year. We look forward to 2019 and will have our first meeting on Tuesday, January 15. Details to be announced later.

St. Phillip’s Social Club Abby Marier 520-825-4878 absma@comcast.net Meeting: Sat., Jan. 26, 5-7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room

Soup ‘N Salad Supper: Come and warm up, meet friends from St. Philip’s-in-the-Hills, old and new at this potluck. All are welcome. Please bring a soup, salad, bread or dessert to share. BYOB. RSVP Abby Marier 520-825-4878 and tell me what you’re bringing. Thanks.

Scandinavian Heritage Club Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 sigridkf@gmail.com

Mark your calendars, all you Scandinavians. We’re having a party. Once a year we gather to celebrate our heritage with yummy foods from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Join us Saturday, February 16, 6 PM. More information to come regarding ticket sales and signing up to bring your favorite Scandinavian specialty.

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

The Sun City Singers invite everyone to attend one of the “Come All Ye Faithful” holiday concerts Tuesday and Saturday, December 11 and 15. Join us as we celebrate this special Christmas/Hanukkah season. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster for ticket sales information and posters in all facilities. The singers will be having a club potluck Tuesday, January 8, 6 PM, Auditorium. Watch your club email for more details. The singers will be on holiday vacation until Tuesday, January 15 when rehearsals and spring concert planning begin. Dues for 2019 are $10 pp; pay Marcia Polley at rehearsals.

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Members Only dinner tickets on sale Tue., Dec. 18, Thu., Dec. 20 and Thu., Jan. 3, 10-11:30 AM, Activity Center

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Sun City Singles Pres., Nancy O’Hara 847-207-7115, Ticket Sales, Joyce Melchi 520-825-8945 Dinner meeting second Thu., happy hour last Fri.

Renew your membership by January 1, 2019. Membership offers long-term relationship and allows individuals to find other single seniors company when it matters most. Catalina International Caterers will serve dinner Thursday, December 13, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Social hour, 5:30 PM, seating 6 PM. Menu: hearts of romaine Caesar salad; Angus roast beef, au jus, with horseradish sauce; smoked Gouda Idaho smashed potatoes; fire roasted fresh vegetables, soft rolls and butter. Breast of chicken upon request with apricot and honey sauce. Dessert: Kahlua chocolate thunder cake. Entertainment: Rollicking Women’s Quartet. Singles golf: Sunday, December 2, 1:45 PM, The Views. Happy hour, Friday, December 28, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Entertainment: piano and vocals by David Prouty. Social hour, 5:30 PM, seating, 6 PM. Singles bowling, every Friday, 1:45 PM, Fiesta Lanes.

Ticket sales: Thu., Dec. 6, 10 AM-Noon and Fri., Dec. 7, 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 gclerch@comcast.net Oct., Nov., Jan.-Mar., Apr. (Cinco de Mayo Fiesta) Fourth Mon., 7 PM, Catalina Vista

There is no meeting in December. Plan now to attend the Zapotec Rug and Mata Ortiz Pottery show here in SCOV on January 26 and 27 in the Activity Center/Native American rooms. For Spanish language classes, please refer to Workshops and Classes on page 14.

States Illinois Club

Judy Rigby rigby_judy@yahoo.com

The annual Illinois party will be held Saturday, January 26, 5-8 PM, Auditorium. Watch for further details in the January Tipster. This year’s theme will be “Illinois Colleges and Universities.” Tailgate food and door prizes will be provided. Be sure to wear attire from your favorite school. Let’s fill the Auditorium with present and past Illinois residents. Contact Judy Rigby at rigby_judy@yahoo.com for further information.

Tickets will be on sale Tue., Jan. 8, 9-11 AM and Thu., Jan. 10, 1-3 PM, Activity Center lobby. Michigan Club

Linda Hall 520-907-2009

Save the date, March 9, annual Michigan party, full of fun activities, camaraderie and entertainment. New England Club

Claude Janus 802-249-0386 ahj0523@aol.com

Welcome back to all our seasonal residents. The New England Club is planning its annual get-together Friday, April 12, 5:30-8 PM, Desert Oasis. Please save the date. More information to follow in future Tipsters.

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Kerry Boness 907-830-1103 kerryboness@gmail.com Anne Rusch 920-202-0008 annerusch@yahoo.com

The Wisconsin Club will be celebrating “Green Bay Packers–100 Seasons” at their annual party Saturday, March 9. All SCOV residents or renters with Wisconsin ties are invited to don their best green and gold and enjoy a “fan”tastic night including a catered dinner and great entertainment. Our next monthly planning meetings are at 10 AM, Catalina Vista/Mount Lemmon on the following Tuesdays: December 11, January 8, February 12 and March 5. New committee volunteers are always welcome. Please follow the Tipster for more details about ticket sales or contact Kerry or Anne.

Ukulele - Sun City Strummers Sharon Heaps ukuleleclubofsuncity@gmail.com Tue., 10-11:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo, class led by Don Bong scovaz.com/clubs/ukulele

Holiday greetings to all from the Sun City Strummers. Come join us for our annual Christmas Singalong Soiree to be held Friday, December 7, 4 PM, Auditorium. Our club will hold its final session of 2018 Tuesday, December 18 and our first of 2019 on Tuesday, January 8. We are still accepting beginners and new members every Tuesday. Beginners meet from 8:459 AM while new members who do not need lessons are welcome to join our group from 10-11:30 AM. As you anticipate this most special season, we wish all merry Christmas, happy Hanukah and every best wish for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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Contact Linda Bretz 603-459-4219 lindaEbretz1@gmail.com Sat., Dec. 22, 5 PM, Auditorium Facebook: suncityorovalley.com/Clubs/Unit

See below for ticket sale information for the Saturday, December 22, Unit 3 holiday party. Ticket holders can socialize in the lounge at 4 PM and Auditorium doors will open at 5 PM to eat a lovely (BYOB) dinner catered by Bianchi’s Italian Restaurant. KT Klassics band will entertain us, and a raffle will be open to the public at 4 PM that will benefit Casa de la Luz. Find menu details and raffle participants on our SCOV Facebook page at www.bit.ly/SCOV_Unit3-FB.

Tickets, $20 pp, on sale Mon., Dec. 10, 8:30-11 AM, Activity Center Unit 7 Unit 7 friends and neighbors get ready, get set, party. Mark your calendar now for the annual Unit 7 party to be held Saturday, February 23 at 5 PM in the Activity Center. More details will be available in January. If you have any questions or you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Laurie Jarrett 913-940-1443 or lpjarrett55@gmail.com.

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Sun City Variety Theatre Membership Nancy Gilbertson nanmgil@hotmail.com Third Thu., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

The Sun City Variety Theatre welcomes all who are interested in performing and producing productions for the entertainment of our community. We are currently planning for the 2019 season. Join us Thursday, December 20, Desert Oasis. And look to future Coming Events for show details. Dues are only $5 per year or $20 for a lifetime membership.

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. They help educate the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse, as well as counseling to child survivors on handling conflict, trauma and abuse. While focusing on healing, the Emerge! staff ensures their basic needs are met. You gifts help build empowered lives. Donations needed include: • Gift cards: Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. • New shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, razors, hair brushes, feminine hygiene items • New socks and underwear for women, boys and girls • Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, baby wipes • New umbrella strollers, pillows, pillow cases, sheets (twin through queen) paper products, bath towels • Natural/ethnic hair products Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 4, 10 AM, WC3, with salad luncheon. New members welcome.

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Ballroom - SC Starlight Dance Club Marsha Scoles 520-825-2085 dave.marsha.az@gmail.com Nancy Sopwith 208-724-5881 nanandleebus@cableone.net

The club wrapped up its first year at our November 10 annual meeting, followed by dancing to live music. Club numbers are increasing, and the board is planning additional dances and free member dance lessons. We celebrate the end of 2018 and welcome 2019 with a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, Monday, December 31, Activity Center/Native American Rooms. There is limited seating, tickets are $60 pp and go to members first; email scstarlight. treasurer@gmail.com or call Babs 520-954-4041 to reserve your spot. Ticket pickup and members’ sales Wednesday, December 5, 9-11 AM, and 1-3 PM, Activity Center Lobby. Remaining tickets on sale Thursday, December 6, 9-11 AM, Activity Center Lobby. Dinner is three courses with choice of prime rib, salmon or vegetable plate, with dessert and beverages. Dancing follows with a champagne toast at 10 PM. Doors open at 6 PM, social/dinner 6:30-8 PM, dancing to the Tom Patrick Band 8-11 PM. Prior to the dinner dance, the club will offer member-only, free dance practices, Wednesday, December 12, and 19, 4-5:30 PM, Auditorium.

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We invite all SCOV residents to join us. Membership, $5 pp for residents and $10 pp nonresidents. Currently there is a nonresident wait list. We look forward to seeing you at one of our affairs.

Folk Dance Club of SCOV Harvey Gardner, 520-308-5616, savear@gmail.com Fri., 10-11:30 AM, 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 fas- Dancers doing Vesela Je Sokadija (Croatia) cinating 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 dancingextra@gmail.com Thu., 1:30-3 PM, Activity Center/Dance Studio Wanna be a hula girl? A jazz dancer? Shine with a soft-shoe? In keeping with the commitment of teaching a diverse repertoire of dance styles and routines suitable for various SCOV club events, we’re learning and performing a hula for the Ukelele Club’s December 7 Christmas show in the Auditorium. Any SCOV hula dancers who’d like to join us in the future? We’d love to hear from you. Beginning December 8, the class will take a holiday break, and will resume Thursday, January 10, 1:30-2:30 PM, in the Activity Center Dance Studio. Come and join us for balance and posture conditioning, learning new routines, and especially to experience the joy and privilege of dancing together. Check the January Tipster for the winter/spring schedule. We love to welcome new dance members, so come on over and check us out. My teaching method accommodates all levels. Please bring your used, recent magazine issues to the Library where they can be enjoyed by others before they are recycled. We accept the last three issues for monthly and last four issues for weekly magazines. Give the magazines directly to a Library volunteer to be sorted and shelved. Sun City Oro Valley Library 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

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Line - Sunliners Pres. Siva Raven 505-469-7505 sivaraven@gmail.com Membership Cherry Harper cj.harper845@gmail.com scsunliners@gmail.com; www.scovsunliners.wixsite.com/sunliners

Classes: • Saturday, December 1, 15, and 29, Intermediate, 9-10 AM and Beginner 10:15-11:15 AM and Thursday, December 6, 2-4 PM. All classes are with professional instructor, Deanna Berthiaume, and must be prepaid; $20 for December. • Free Sneak Peek class: Saturday, January 5, with a “Get Acquainted” lunch to follow. Pre-registration is required, call Kay Sheets (520) 818-1949 prior to December 28. Sign-in is 11:15 AM, class 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Auditorium. Learn to Line Dance–Introductory Classes: Deanna Berthiaume is offering eight introductory classes January 10-March 2: • Thursdays: January 10, February 7 and 28, 2-2:45 PM, Auditorium. • Saturdays: January 19, 26, February 2, 16, and March 2, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Auditorium. To register for these classes call Kay Sheets 520-818-1949; must be prepaid; $40 for eight classes. Join us. We are a fun, energetic, co-ed group. Annual membership in the club is $10 pp, which is required for all activities. Check the calendar on our website for changes to the schedule.

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

SCOV Rock and Roll Club will bring in the New Year with the great music of Five Way Street, playing for us for the first time. They have been a well established band in Tucson for many years. The dance will be held Monday, December 31, 8:15 PM-Midnight. The music starts at 9 PM. It is BYOB and snacks, Five Way Street if you wish. Dessert is catered. Soft drinks, ice, mixers, decaf coffee and water are provided. There will be a toast at Midnight. Rock on. A member can reserve a table for ten people, with no more than four nonmembers at a table. There will be ample tables available to reserve.

Tickets, $25 pp for members, $35 pp for nonmembers. Ticket sales for members only on Tue., Dec. 18, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center/Hopi Room. 240 tickets will be sold. If there are tickets left, they will be sold to nonmembers and members Thu., Dec. 20, same time and place.

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Western - Kactus Kickers Pres. Alan Walker 509-430-6343 Membership Ellen LeVee 509-438-4284 email: kkscov@gmail.com

Come celebrate “Holiday Miracles and the Magic of Mistletoe” with the Kactus Kickers Friday, December 14. Clear Country will be playing for your dancing and listening pleasure from 6:309:30 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM. Tickets will again be for an assigned table, so if you want to sit with friends have a designated ticket buyer purchase all your seats together. Dance classes start January 17. The cost is $25 per couple for the 8-week session. Classes Dance classes with Frank and Joan will be Thursday evenings with start January 17 beginners from 6:15-7:15 PM, intermediates from 7:30-8:30 PM. You can sign up when you buy your tickets in December or January 3 and 4.

December dance tickets, $15 pp for members, $20 for nonmembers and include dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Members may purchase tickets Thu., Dec. 6, 9-11 AM, Activity Center; tickets will be available for the general public Fri., Dec. 7, 9-11 AM.

Exercise Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 520-818-9073 t.polley@comcast.net Irmel Wheeler 520-334-0957 irmel5596@gmail.com Tue., Thu., Sat., 9 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 jmyerson@gmail.com 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.

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

Give yourself a gift of fun and fitness. We have classes that will prepare your muscles and joints to help you do all those activities you enjoy with greater strength, balance and flexibility. Professional instructor, Sally Martinez, has been our leader for 23 years and is expert at working with seniors. She’s both inspiring and encouraging. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel. New members are always welcome–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 goodman@sfu.ca 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 that 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 scov.pilates@gmail.com Mon., 3 PM, Thu., 1:30 PM, AFC/Studio

Fall is here, and it’s time to overcome all that holiday stress by exercising. Twice a week we have professional instructors come to SCOV and teach Joseph Pilates mat classes. The Pilates exercises strengthen your core as well as your entire system of bones and joints and are not just sets of simple exercises. Your abdominal muscles, arms, back, hips and more are strengthened and toned. This allows for better posture, flexibility, strength and balance. The classes are one-hour total body workouts and include many warm-up stretches. One of the best things about Pilates is that all of the exercise movements can be modified to suit your activity level. Our instructors are very helpful with this. The cost is only $8/class and the annual club dues are $20 pp. Please stop by and watch one of our classes or call Mary with any questions.

Tai Chi Co-Chairs Gail Barr 303-995-7485 gailbarr@gmail.com Karen Reich 520-403-2764 ktrfam@msn.com Thu., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1

Now forming is a new class for men: Tai Chi For Self Defense, Saturdays at 10 AM, beginning in January. A minimum of ten students will be required. If interested, please contact José at 520-277-5362 to preregister. Tai Chi basics will be taught while integrating self-defense applications of the moves. Students must feel fit enough for a rigorous martial arts focused class and expect physical contact. Also beginning in January will be a new class session of Tai Chi for men and women, beginners and advanced. Many medical professionals now recommend Tai Chi to help their patients improve balance and prevent falls. In our classes we not only enjoy learning Tai Chi form, we also increase flexibility and strength and even learn to reduce stress. A free introductory class will be held January 4 and a ten-class session will begin the following Thursday.

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Yoga Pres. Linda Caravello 520-603-5042 suncityyoga2018@gmail.com New schedule below Monday: 8:30-10 AM, AFC 1& 2, Maria Tuesday: 10:45 AM-12 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 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, cash only, exact change is appreciated. Yoga will quiet your mind and breathing, give you the ability to focus, and relax you.

Games Bridge Duplicate Bridge

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

Duplicate bridge is for all players who enjoy competing 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, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

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

Dave Johnson 520-825-6994 dpjohn@aol.com Mixed Social Bridge

Pres. Don Wheeler 520-334-7578 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30 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. Our sessions start promptly at 8:30 AM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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.

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

The more people who play: the bigger the winnings. Bring a partner and $1 each and join us for 24 hands of rubber bridge. All that money gets distributed to the partnerships with the highest scores. Membership in our club is only $6 per year and we’ll let you play the first time for free. There is always coffee and many times refreshments. We’ll celebrate the holidays with a finger-food and dessert potluck at 5:30 PM Tuesday, December 11. Bring something to share, then we’ll then play bridge as usual at 6:30 PM. Did I mention this is a fun group? 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 Wed., 12:15 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Our annual general meeting is Wednesday, December 5, following the holiday lunch. We will elect our officers for 2019 and we play bridge after the meeting. We resume our normal operations Wednesday, December 12. Sign in by Noon and play begins at 12:15 PM. We play six hands and then change partners. Rounds are timed to keep play moving. Bring 50¢ for prize money and plan to have a great afternoon. New members are always welcome and our annual dues are just $3.

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 Card Game Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Sat., 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis scov5crowns.weebly.com

We invite all to come and join us for a fun game of Five Crown. It takes about an hour to play a game. Bring some dimes and a couple quarters with you. We play for a dime each hand, so you may go home with a pocket full of dimes or empty pockets, depending on your luck. It's such an easy game to play and so much fun. Please come and give us a try.

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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. Please come and give us a try; very low stakes.

Mah Jongg Kathleen Anderson 520-825-2771 Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

Our “In House Picnic” was a roaring success. Annual dues of $5 pp are due now, exact change appreciated. Dates for our upcoming tournament will be announced soon.

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

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

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

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

Poker Dealer’s Choice Poker

Steve Dirks 520-429-3303 stevenkdirks@gmail.com 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 joe@joebmail.com 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.

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Scrabble Bill Wallace 520-818-6747 Fri., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Sheepshead - Shauskopf Terry Rohr 520-818-1936 terryaz34@msn.com 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. www.vistosocyclists.wildapricot.org

We meet year-round starting from the Vistoso Community Church parking lot at 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (behind the Fire Station) to enjoy an unparalleled combination of amazing desert vistas and ever-improving infrastructure of bike lanes and dedicated paths. New riders are always welcome. A monthly schedule of our 20-60 mile rides is available on our website. Our well-tested loop routes support a wide variety of abilities and usually include a mid-ride coffee stop. We also offer a mountain bike option on Wednesdays which most often heads out into the Tortolita rangelands. Tuesday morning, our Women on Wheels (WOW) group takes somewhat shorter rides closer to SCOV. In addition, we hold a number of social events each season.

Billiards Pres. Jim Baker 520-495-9611 oro55jim@gmail.com Mon.-Fri., Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

Residents are encouraged to stop by any time. Check out the facilities; meet nice people; try your hand at billiards; and consider joining.

Birders Group Mona Connoy 520-818-7923 Last Fri., 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio www.scovbirding.wix.com/birdersgroup

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our next planning meeting Friday, December 28. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Welcome Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before departure from SCOV. Please contact the trip coordinator several days in advance to learn of any schedule changes. For the birding trip schedules, visit our web site.

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Birding Group at Patagonia Lake. Photo by Maggie Hinkle Bocce Elaine Scop: scopster@gmail.com www.scovbocce.weebly.com/ Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-3 PM and 3-5 PM, Bocce Courts Happy December. New hours: Beginning Saturday, December 1, there will be two afternoon play times 1-3 PM and 3-5 PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through March 31. The 7-9 PM time ended November 30. When you arrive please respect Halloween 2018. Pam M. won those who are playing and move the Golden Orb for best your visiting to another area. We wel- costume come new members. Senior Olympic teams are forming for 2019 competition.

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

No meeting this month, but our annual luncheon will be held at Bubb’s Grub, 16010 N. Oracle, Catalina, Wednesday, December 12, 12:45 PM. Please contact David Ilse by December 10 if you did not sign up at the November meeting. The Gun Club is for people who are interested in learning and sharing information about the safe handling and responsible use of firearms. We have speakers and share information about where to shoot, the federal and state laws, types of firearms past and present and other interesting topics. We have had Oro Valley police, firearms instructors, shooting range instructors and a variety of other great speakers including our own members. We welcome guests at our meetings, and if one joins, the annual dues are $5/household. We are always pleased to have new members, so please come meet us at our luncheon. Please contact David Ilse with any questions.

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

More than 100 hikers attended our fall picnic on a glorious day for hiking and socializing. Mileage awards were also given, starting with 100 mile patches for those just beginning their hiking careers here. A couple hikers reached the 1,500 mile mark, one 4,500 mile award was given. But one awardee received a standing ovation: Leslie Esparza was recognized for 11,000 hiking miles with the SCOV club. She joins her husband Bob at that elite level, far beyond anything the rest of our members ever hope to achieve. The Esparzas, club members for over 20 years, just retired as hiking guides after 18 years of leading hikes. They are not done hiking, however. As you see, we have hikes for all abilities. If you are interested in joining, call Meg Gerken for the required orientation hike. For more information check out our website.

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 www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoes. Get outdoors, enjoy our wonderful weather and get good exercise. See you at the horseshoe pits.

Pickleball Pres. Jeff Rusch jffrusch@yahoo.com VP Membership Dave Burnham dburnhampton@gmail.com www.scovpickleballclub.wildapricot.org Why is Pickleball the fastest growing sport in America? • It is easy to play and can be taught in one session. • You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to play well as the court is small (badminton size; 8 Minutes Scramble club tournament one fourth the size of a standard tennis court). • You meet lots of people up close and personal; you are never more than 15 feet apart. • Easy enough that you can chat and joke while playing. • Clubs have the best hours of the day and members can reserve open times in the court schedule. • Pickleball is a low stress physical activity. • Players range in age from 9 to 90. • Equipment is minimal with paddles priced from $10 to $150. • Plus, it is just flat out fun. • Lessons are free with loaner paddles. Club dues are $10 pp per year. Contact Dave Burnham for more information.

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POP Tennis Pres. Barbara Satterly 520-825-8965 craftylady838@aol.com VP Brian Goff 520-825-7232 bwgoff@outlook.com Tue., Thu., Sat., 8-11 AM; Wed., 2-4 PM, Desert Oasis Courts

Hello POP Tennis players. Welcome back seasonal residents, we are looking forward to seeing you return to the courts at the Desert Oasis. The newly painted POP Tennis lines look great. Instructor Nelson Tilden will be holding training sessions for new members and current members who wish to brush up on their techniques on Wednesday, December Mark and Jay enjoying a 12, 1-2 PM.

great game!

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, Racquetball Court, AFC

Keep your calendars open January 24 for our general meeting social.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs, Ruth Mayer 520-818-0066 Francie Galbraith 520-447-5834

We have play at all levels of ability and welcome new players. If you have not played for a few years, we will help you get back your game with some instruction. It is a great way to keep fit and flexible. Tables are at Catalina Vista and paddles and balls are available. 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 AM-Noon

Tennis Pres. Larry Wall 248-701-1044 larryandmaureenwall@gmail.com Treas. Sherwin Koopmans, 520-818-6337 Men’s tennis, Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM-Noon, Al Burdi 520-818-3516 Ladies tennis, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8 AM-Noon, Jane Leonard 616-847-1527 Suzanne Kellam 401-952-5911 Mixed doubles, Sun., 1-3 PM, Sally Schuneman 520-331-6543

Happy holidays to all. Please join your fellow tennis players at our annual holiday party Saturday, December 8, Activity Center/Native American Rooms. It’s always a fun evening with good friends and a sumptuous meal. Tickets are $22 pp and available from all board members. Ladies social: Come celebrate the holiday season for former and present tennis club members, Wednesday, December 12. Sign up sheet for tennis and/or just lunch will be posted at the courts December 1. We’d like to recognize the loss of one of our esteemed members, Bill Hasselbach. Bill not only was our treasurer for two terms but was an active member of our club, serving also as captain of our Monday afternoon tennis program. Bill was a “treasure” in himself and never failed to lend a helping hand when asked. We will all sorely miss his engaging smile, graciousness and upbeat demeanor.

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RV Club - Sundowners Bill Hale 503-222-7000 whale77219@aol.com Brad Taylor 520-989-0504 BTTX101@gmail.com www.sundownersrvclub.wildapricot.org

Ladies tennis Halloween round robin and social Wallyball and Water Volleyball Pres. Wallyball Rep. Rich Hoskins 520-825-0614 richscotthoskins@gmail.com VP Water Volleyball Rep. Brian Goff 520-825-7232 bwgoff@outlook.com Recreational Water Volleyball: Sun. and Thu., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Competitive Water Volleyball: Mon., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Wallyball: Tue. and Fri., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court

Welcome back seasonal residents. Come on in, the water is fine. Whether recreational or competitive, water volleyball is a great way to get exercise while having fun. If you are curious, wallyball is volleyball played on a racquetball court. Using the walls make for some interesting shots. New members are always welcome. May the volleys be long and the games close.

Travel

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

Sun., Dec. 9, 1-4 PM, Annual Christmas party, Auditorium. Entertainment by Tag Trio. Catered by Culinary Design, $22 pp. Rosemary Dalla Rosa, 520-825-1982 and Jeanne Jovag, 520-818-1078 Wed., Dec. 19, The Duttons at the Berger Performing Arts Center in Tucson. Lunch at Longhorn Restaurant followed by 3 PM matinee. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Sat., Dec. 29, The Music Man at the Arizona Theater. Lunch first at Mimi’s and 2 PM matinee, $75 pp. Deena Harris, 520-818-6298 Mon.-Wed., Jan. 14-16, trip to Lordsburg and Deming, New Mexico and Mexico. $466 couple ($233 pp); $315 single. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226 Mon., Jan. 28, Casino trip to Harrah’s Ak-Chin. $5 free play Fri., Feb. 22, Rodeo. $90 pp. Jeanne Jovag, 520-818-1078 and Carol Guibert, 520-404-1462 Fri., Mar. 8, Omelet breakfast in Auditorium. $8 pp. Laura Suchocki, 520612-7226 Be sure to bring your checkbook to every meeting.

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The Sundowners RV Club season is off and running. We have a great calendar of events planned with more to come and would just love to have you join us this season in our travels. Membership is open to all SCOV residents as well as a limited number of nonresidents. RV RV Club enjoying western singer at their ownership is not a re- campfire on recent trip to the Triangle T Ranch quirement. Prospective in Dragoon AZ. Photo by Jack Wohner members should contact Bill or Brad for an invitation to a club meeting. You’ll be happy you did. A goal this year is to get more members engaged in trip planning and serving as Wagonmasters. Please consider donating some of your time to our planning subcommittee using your past experiences in helping us develop future adventures. We also encourage enrollment in one of Joy Huxtable’s terrific Wagonmaster classes. Members, please join us for our annual holiday party Sunday, December 16, Noon-3 PM, Auditorium. See our club website for complete details.

Town of Oro Valley

Oro Valley Now Hiring Part-time Drivers Looking for some part-time work that will allow you help others? The Town of Oro Valley is looking for part-time transit drivers at $12.90 per hour. You’ll be transporting elderly and disabled residents from their homes to locations and appointments in a safe and timely manner. No previous experience is necessary, but candidates must have a clean driving record and an Arizona driver’s license. This is an hourly position (under 19 hours per week) and is non-benefit eligible. For complete details, visit www.governmentjobs.com/ careers/orovalley and scroll down to “Transit Drivers.” You may also call 520-229-4753.

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 coras@q.com Mon., 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Kevin D. 708-732-2943 kjd728@aol.com Tue., 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group 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 Group Facilitator: Laura Held 520-447-5170 lmheld@comcast.net. First Wed., 4:15-5:15 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Room

The focus of this group will be 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 Group Facilitator: Jane Holder Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 ester36@gmail.com First and Third Fri., 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista

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. Friday, December 14, we will be discussing In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block. It is available at all three libraries. Upcoming titles include: I Am Madam X by Gioia Diliberto, The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman, The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley, The Art Thief by Noah Chaney, and The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro. We hope you will join us.

Diabetes Support Group Facilitator: Bill Babel Contact Ester Leutenberg, ester36@gmail.com, 520-818-0016 First Mon., 3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Room

A new support group will start Monday, January 7. Bill Bable, a SCOV resident who has had diabetes for almost 50 years will lead the group.

Grief Support Group Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 ester36@gmail.com First Tue., 2-3 PM

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

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

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 Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 ester36@gmail.com 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.

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Vistoso Helpful Hands Barb McNeill 520-825-0677 bjmac68@gmail.com

Vistoso Helpful Hands (VHH) is a neighbors-helpingSCOV-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, like 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 your call, leave your name and number for a call back.

Wheels for Kids Dick Swain 920-217-2610 or Tom Terfehr 520-789-7243 www.azwfk.org

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 krisandearl@msn.com You can help Youth On Their Own (YOTO), the Tucson nonprofit strive to eliminate barriers to education and empower local homeless youth, homeless through no fault of their own, to stay in school. How? Bring $25 gift cards or new twin-sized blankets to the Activity Center lobby Wednesday and Thursday, December 5 and 6, between 9-11 AM. Cash and checks to YOTO will be accepted. For 32 years, YOTO has supported the high school graduation of this unique demographic by providing financial assistance, basic human needs, and one-on-one guidance. Through community support over 16,000 homeless youth have remained in school and pursued opportunities for selfsufficiency.

Extended Community Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) ALOHA meets Thursday, December 13, 2 PM, Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina. Peer discussion group centered around the University of Arizona’s Living Well With Hearing Loss Program brochure called “Maximizing Communication.” Come and share your experiences in a looped environment where hearing is easier. Holiday snacks. 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, ovpost132@gmail.com. We meet the third Thursday at

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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, December 1, 3 PM: Eldon Housley, Country music and cowboy poetry. Saturday, December 15, 3 PM: KT Klassics, Classic rock covers.

Sun City Oro Valley Scrapbook Resident-submitted photos.

NARFE Chapter 1874 Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our holiday luncheon at Vivace, 6440 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, on Wednesday, December 5, 11:30 AM. Call Roger at (520) 390-6462 to reserve spot and purchase tickets ($25). www. narfe.org/chapter1874. Oro Valley Historical Society Gayle Hartmann, a research associate at the Arizona State Museum, will discuss “ Recapturing Our Spanish Past” at the Oro Valley Library on Wednesday, December 5, 2 PM. She will focus on the Presidio in Tucson, the original Spanish fort, and its restoration. The event is free. Vista United Methodist Church Presenting, “Walk to Bethlehem,” December 5, 6 and 7, 6-8 PM. Celebrate the meaning of Christmas at Vista Church. Free admission. Reservations strongly recommended at www.vistaumc.org.

Volunteer Opportunity Elementary School Tutoring Would you enjoy tutoring a child? Painted Sky Elementary School, Rancho Vistoso's neighborhood public school, is looking for volunteers (including math) to work one-to-one with students. One hour a week of your time will make the difference in a child's education. Please contact Amy Watson awatson@amphi.com or 520-696-3820.

This momma bobcat and her kittens were kind enough to pose for a photo while enjoying Sue Peterson’s backyard recently

This colorful sunrise was observed by Sheryl Hester

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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. FOR SALE: 2018 Airstream, 26’ with a U-banquette and rear bedroom twin. Michelins, solar panels, rear camera, microwave/convection oven, ultra leather cushions in truffle color scheme. Less than 8K miles. Asking in low $70K. Contact James Carter at 610-716-3572. WANT TO BUY: SCOV resident looking to pay cash for SCOV home needing renovation/updating. Realistic price paid; no commissions. Can assist in correcting work orders, closing, etc. Estates are fine. Call Dwight 612-747-0283. WANTED TO RENT: Golf cart for January and February. Contact Mary Marks 773-871-1312. FOR RENT: Now available for 2020, four months or more during winter months will be given first priority. Fully furnished, king in master, front and back patios. May consider selling March or April 2019. For pictures and pricing, call Jan at 636-3578817 or email janostrander2013@gmail.com. FOR RENT: Open plan, upgraded/expanded 1,550 sq. ft., 2 BR/2BA. King in master, queen in guest room. WiFi, tile floors, nicely furnished. Quiet, private enclosed back yard with outdoor living, BBQ, fireplace. Covered patio with fan and furniture. Resort-style living amenities of SCOV. N/S, N/P. Available Nov. and Dec. 2018, one month min. For more info and photos, odumontier@hotmail.com. 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 craigramey50@yahoo.com, call Craig or Mary 520-271-5814. Please use this link for pictures, rates, reservation calendars and other information: https://goo.gl/DNxrjz. FOR RENT: Enjoy privacy and sweeping mountain views from this 2 BR/2 BA home. Open AZRM with separate DR and kitchen nook. Amenities include digital cable TV in AZRM and 2 BRs and WiFi. Split model for added privacy; BBQ, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, W/D and linens. Available Dec. 1 forward, except Jan. 7-Apr. 7, 2019. N/P and N/S policy. Photos are available upon request. Call Larry at 949-244-0210. 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 around considered. N/S, N/P. For more information and photos, contact mar54sal@gmail.com. FOR RENT: Popular expanded 1,573 sq. ft., 2 BR/2 BA Silvercreek model. Open floor plan with tile and carpet, ceiling fans in every room. Fully furnished, including king in master, queen in guest, reclining couch in living room, smart TV. Includes utilities, WiFi, cable, W/D, BBQ on covered patio with ceiling fan. Fully enclosed back yard. N/S, N/P. Available May 2019 through Nov. 2019. Email dixie476@gmail.com or call 636-544-1706.

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FOR RENT: Townhome on Green Tree Drive. Back patio facing east with natural desert landscape and beautiful views of the Catalina mountains. Approximately 1,200 sq. ft, 2BR/2BA. New tile and paint throughout the home. Prefer long-term tenant unfurnished or furnished. Available beginning Jan. 2019. Please call Chris at 605-770-0578. FOR RENT: New rental available all months, beginning January 2019. Seasonal or unfurnished long-term rental. Backyard privacy, Catalina sunrises and sunsets from the kitchen and front yard. New carpet, tile and paint throughout. Split floor plan, king in master, queen in guest. BBQ on back patio with fan, table, chairs and grapefruit trees. Walk-in showers, tastefully decorated. WiFi, utilities, etc., included. Steps from the Activity Center, gym, pickleball courts, library and more. NS/NP, $1,350-$3,300. Sherokeeilse@yahoo.com or 520-818-3279. FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA house with unobstructed panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains from the living room, kitchen and spacious master bedroom. Airy, comfortable interior is complemented by private backyard patio with extended brick for outdoor entertaining. Available Jan. 2019. Call Paul 860-248-1890 for details. WANTED TO RENT: Retired Minnesota educators with rental for January in SCOV would like to rent a home (2BR/2BA) in SCOV for February and perhaps March of 2019. We are avid golfers, hikers, and birders. We have no pets and do not smoke. Please email at: mtsmn@aol.com. WANTED TO RENT: Looking for 1 to 2 month rental of a house in SCOV between January and March 2019. We have rented here for 5 consecutive years, but missed in 2018. We are members of the Vistoso Bike Club and are reliable renters/tenants. Please contact Sanford Bettcher 763-227-7662 sbettcher@gmail.com or Judy Dickerson 651-262-3023 judydic@gmail.com. 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.

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