Category: Clubs & Classes

Desert Rivers Audubon Society

The Desert Rivers Audubon Society (DRAS) is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society. DRAS meets the second Tuesday of the month between October and March. Monthly meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Gilbert Library, southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads (Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234).…

Sharing the love of music

Diana Perez

Diana Perez has enjoyed performing around the East Valley this past year. As a Sun Lakes resident, she is especially fond of sharing her singing and piano skills at Sun Lakes Country Club 1 on the patio where she performs once or twice a month. She also plays at several retirement facilities, including the Renaissance…

East Valley Marines induct new 2017 officers

Dave Lott is sworn in as Commandant of the East Valley Marines by Pat Connell from the

Denise Lott Elected and appointed officers for 2017 were inducted at a ceremony during the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, monthly meeting. Pat Connell, Department of Arizona Commandant of the Marine Corps League, was on hand to do the swearing in. Elected officers are Dave Lott (commandant), Pat Rice (senior vice commandant), Rich Williams (junior…

Aircraft builder to speak at Aero Club meeting

Mike Still will describe his experience building this 3/4-scale P-51 fighter plane during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Monday, March 20.

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering March 20 will feature a presentation by an aviation enthusiast who recently completed construction of a 3/4-scale P-51 fighter plane. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room with coffee and camaraderie, followed by Still’s presentation at 7:00 p.m. The session…

Find your inner artist

Margaret Crusoe Have you always wanted to paint? Do you like mixing colors? Tap into your inner artist. My personal instruction will help you learn the basics of painting with watercolors. In addition to my degree in Art Education, I have over 40 years of experience in teaching. The cost for these four one-and-a-half-hour sessions…

Peace within, peace on earth with Reiki

Lois Valleau Catharina Cupples and Lois Valleau, Reiki teaching partners in Sun Lakes, are committed to Peace on Earth through Reiki. It works like this — while you are receiving Reiki, you notice that this energy begins to relax your body. You feel serene and calm. Small irritations that used to anger you no longer…

Garden Club news

Pauline Lee Our March 17 meeting will feature Ken Roberts, a member of Phoenix Bonsai Society. Ken and his wife have a collection of approximately 50 trees of various size, from the smallest, approximately four inches tall, to the largest, approximately three feet tall. The trees vary greatly in age also. The oldest, collected in…

Sun Lakes Camera Club—spring has sprung

Laundry Day Shadows by John Thoma

It is that time of year again to get out from our hibernation and stretch our legs. The field reports look promising for the wildflowers around the state. Mexican Gold Poppy and Arizona Fiesta Flower have been grabbing the most attention at this time in the White Tanks Regional Park area. For up-to-date reports on…