Category: Generals

Ready to Greet Spring

Yvonne Orlich After the Sun Lakes Chorale hosted their Holiday Concert in December, we took a short holiday break. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is off to a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year. The break is over, and… weee’rrreee baaaaacck. We are back with new music and have begun rehearsals for…

Unit Happenings

Unit 19 Townhome Owners Melody Strom Dear Unit 19 Townhome Owners: Please mark your calendars for the following Unit 19 activities for February: * The Annual Meeting for Unit 19 will be held on Feb. 18, 2020, in the Saguaro Room starting at 6:30 p.m. with registration at 6 p.m. * After the adjournment of…

Blood Drive February 7

Michele Renahan It is never too late to donate! Be someone’s early Valentine, and plan to make a blood donation at the IronOaks Blood Drive Feb. 7. Appointments are available as early as 7 a.m. Your single donation can help up to three patients in hospitals, surgical centers, and emergency rooms throughout the U.S. It’s…

Mardi Gras 2020

Helen Daley Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) falls on Feb. 25 this year. Think Mardi Gras or Carnival and it brings to mind New Orleans, food, parades, beads, partying, music, dancing, costumes, and masks. It started as a pagan celebration of spring and fertility thousands of years ago. Christian leaders determined it was easier to adopt…

Trips and Tours

Sue Arko For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Tubac Arts and Crafts Festival Feb. 6, 2020 Price: $79 per person Every February, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Tubac Festival of the Arts. The major event of the year for Tubac…

New Board for Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation

Kathy Skrei The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation Board of Directors (formerly The Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation) elected officers for the coming year at its January meeting. Those elected were Chair Richard Hawkes, Vice Chair Frank Gould, Secretary Cheryl Ravenscroft, and Treasurer Jeanne Becker. The foundation was pleased to present a check in the amount…

Music and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Andrea Hummel One of the difficulties for amateurs putting on a musical like You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is the accompanying music. Most amateur productions use recorded sound. And although recorded music is perfect, it doesn’t allow for mistakes. Forgot some lyrics and skipped to the chorus? Nope, there’s no way the recorded music is…

New Adventures in Learning: Conversation Starters

Catherine Hammond Let’s talk about New Adventures, a lifelong-learning program affiliated with Chandler-Gilbert Community College and located at the corner of Riggs Road and Alma School in Sun Lakes. What a lot of different ways exist to speak about the organization. One discussion begins with basic information. Registration is currently available online for the nearly…