Category: Clubs & Classes

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Germany, Reunion: Surprise and Warmth Bob Hirt In the early 1960s my parents went to Germany, their homeland, to visit their many remaining relatives for the first time since emigrating to America. My father, only three years old when they left Germany, lost his mother a year earlier during childbirth of a little brother,…

Desert Thread members prepare for annual Quilt Show

With the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show opening on March 21 through March 23, 2019, at the Mesa Convention Center, many Desert Thread members are busy putting finishing touches on their show quilts. This is the first year Desert Thread members will have their quilts adjudicated by two nationally-ranked judges with a written score sheet.…

Harmonica classes for beginners

Learn to play in only six sessions with St. Louis Slim, an accomplished player and instructor. It’s the most fun you will have in 2019. We will move from “Pop Goes the Weasel” to real melodies. Each participant will get their own “Stage Name” and have a great time learning the pucker, the tongue slap…

Fascinating Rotary speakers planned for February

  Norm Noble Mark Menasci, owner of Metro Valley Computer Solutions, will speak to the Sun Lakes Rotary Club on the morning of Tuesday, February 5. Mark’s company is a computer service resource for small business, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. That said, Mark has an interesting personal story (and video) to share with the club.…

Sun Lakes Hiking Club offers lots of extras

Judith Kuse In addition to sponsoring two to three weekly hikes, members of the Sun Lakes Hiking Club (SLHC) enjoy one another’s company at a number of special hikes and social events during every hiking season. For example, in mid-December, club members and their guests were invited, for the seventh year in a row, to…

I have an essential oil for…

  Jo Anne Gaudioso Let’s begin by reviewing just what is an essential oil. Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Essential Oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their health-promoting properties. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self-care and…

Garden panel mosaic mixed media classes

Janet Hayes and Sandy Holmes There will be a mosaic workshop at Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes, AZ, on February 27, 2019, where we will make a mixed media garden panel with porcelain and glass tile. Workshops are fun and engaging environments, focusing on technique and project-based classes geared to all levels of crafters.…

Captioning for your smart phone

  We welcome Matt Goncalves, the Marketing Director for InnoCaption, a free mobile captioning service for the hard of hearing community. InnoCaption’s goal is to improve hearing equivalency for anyone faced with a hearing loss through the development of new mobile communication technologies. Come to learn how your mobile phone can be accessible to you.…