Category: April 2017

2017 Senior Olympics Racquet Ball results

The 2017 Arizona Senior Olympics for Racquet Ball was held at ASU on February 18 and 19. Gerry Vogelsang got a Gold Medal in Racquet Ball singles in the 85 to 89 age group and with his partner Bill Badger received a Gold Medal in Racquet Ball doubles in the 80 to 84 age group.…

Cottonwood Tennis Club matches

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club played a very competitive match with the Cottonwood Tennis Club on February 25. There were 25 doubles matches contested, and all had a great time. The food and friendship provided by the Cottonwood Tennis Club was excellent. Come join the Sun Lakes Tennis Club each week, as we…

Ernie Soczka: Our wicked Tournament Director

Rod Hayward If there is no rest for the wicked, tournament directors must be a wicked lot. In addition to a fall Bradshaw Tournament, both Gender and Mixed Doubles Championships, in-house competitions and annual special events, the Cottonwood Tennis Club hosts as many as four ‘Socials,’ where members can test their skills against other clubs…

Word of The Month: Chimerical

David Zapatka Have you ever had fanciful thoughts, found your imagination running on the wild side or had a fleeting thought that you knew was simply unrealistic? You may have been what’s called chimerical, this month’s word of the month. Chimerical – adjective chi·me·ri·cal kī-‘mer-i-k’l, k’-, -‘mir- Definition – imaginary, fantastic, unreal, absurd, impossible; indulging in unrealistic…

Desert Rivers Audubon Society

Susannah Johnson The Desert Rivers Audubon Society (DRAS) is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society. DRAS serves Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and parts of Pinal County. We have a website, www.desertriversaudubon.org, where you will find further information regarding field trips, monthly meetings, speakers and a list of…

Trips and Tours

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Wild West Saloon Crawl and Lunch April 9, 2017 Price: $99 per person Relive Western History and visit some of the Wild West’s most interesting saloons. You will visit a minimum of three with a beverage at each. Desert…

Yesterday Once More’s upcoming shows

“Yesterday Once More” ‘50s ‘60s ‘70s show and dance rock ‘n’ roll variety group

“Yesterday Once More” ‘50s ‘60s ‘70s show and dance rock ‘n’ roll variety group will be performing at the Yesterday Once More’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Variety Show on Saturday, April 8, at the SunBird Country Club, 6250 S SunBird Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85249. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.…

Sew-N-Sews to hear from Linda Larson April 12

Linda Larson

Linda Larson Sew-N-Sews will be presenting former member Linda Larsen on April 12 at Sun Lakes Country Club at 1:00 p.m. Guests are welcome. Members will also be voting on the new slate of officers for 2017 and 2018. Linda has taught many types of sewing in her life. She has designed patterns, traveled, taught…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Earth Day is April 22 this year, a time to celebrate innovative products to help conserve energy and natural resources. According to the Green Building Advisor, remodeling an existing house is inherently greener than building a new home. Here are a few award-winning products that will make your home improvement projects green for…