Category: July 2018

Christmas in July at Sun Lakes UMC

  Jean Wheeler Celebrate Christmas in July! Don’t miss a full Christmas worship service at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church in the Chapel on Saturday, July 14, at 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 15, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary at 9248 E. Riggs Road (just west of Robson Library). Enjoy favorite Christmas songs…

SLUMC Tuesday Nights  Together for July

  Bev Tarpley July 10 – Welcome to the World of Fine Tea: Diane Eddy Shrouded in the mist before recorded history began, humans discovered tea leaves growing in the rugged mountain jungles of the southern edge of China’s Yunnan Province… thus begins the story of tea. Come along with Diane Eddy, a Master Tea…

Golden Goalies therapy

Bea Loozer Each Saturday, Golden Goalies have a therapy session, and we all appreciate members who step forward to offer one. “Therapy” is our word for a short session on a topic we’re interested in. Often these sessions relate to healthy eating. But “health” is a broad topic, so it’s not unusual to hear a…

Please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager, Neighbors Who Care “Won’t you be my neighbor?” were the iconic lyrics sung by the late Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, on his children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which first aired nationally in 1968. It has been a while since Mister Rogers graced the airways, but he has once…

On fly fishing

Brad Smith The origins of fly fishing for trout are obscure, but certainly go back a very long time. Egyptian hieroglyphics depict people fishing along the Nile, although not for trout. Interestingly, these figures are seen smiling, suggesting the endeavor was not only to procure food, but that it also brought pleasure. These ancient fishers…

NAILS program to feature acclaimed local author

Catherine Hammond This summer, New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, presents a reading by Phoenix writer Andrea Avery. On July 12 at 10:00 a.m., the author will read from her memoir, Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano. The book chronicles Ms. Avery’s journey from promising classical pianist diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis…

IronOaks Breakers Pool League

Larry Stadler As you remember from the article in the June Splash, Tournament Director Ed Allen came up with an idea to have a “Scotch Doubles” 8-Ball Tournament. The Breakers Board and league members thought this was a good idea, so the tournament was scheduled. Here is a quick refresher of the play: “Scotch Doubles”…

PV Ladies May finish line

  Liz DeMichael, Publicity There were cars, horses and other sports racing to the finish line in May. The Palo Verde Ladies Golf Association (PVLGA) concentrated on racing to post some great scores in May. 5/1 and 5/8. Match Play. Through the early history of golf, most tournaments were played as “match” play as opposed…