Category: March 2019

Canadian vs. American Tennis Social colorful and fun

The American team parades to the court.

Penny Petersen The Canadian-American Tennis Social was held Saturday, January 26, at the Cottonwood tennis courts. Participants numbered 120, with 36 Canadians and 73 Americans. Lots of friendly rivalry filled the day, complete with a parade down past the courts and onto Court 1, where Canadians were positioned on the south side of Court 1…

When stress is greater than strength

  Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes A Portuguese proverb says: “That’s too much sand for my truck.” Does that ever happen to you? From time to time, all of us probably load too much sand (figuratively speaking) into our trucks. For while there are many people who live beyond their…

Softball player profile:

Tom Schneider Larry Wolfe A Bay Area native, Tom Schneider was born in San Jose and grew up in the Santa Cruz area where he was a star athlete at Soquel High. (I guess he knows the way from San Jose!) Tom played football, basketball and baseball for the Knights and was All-League in baseball…

Spanish Conversation Group

  Do you speak Spanish? Are you looking for a fun, friendly and lively environment in which to practice? This group is for you! Our conversational Spanish group meets every Wednesday from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room of the Arts and Crafts building at Oakwood Country Club. Topics and backgrounds are varied…

Energy Yoga class schedule

  Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, upper level (third floor). Regular Yoga: Mornings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:40 to 8:50 a.m. Afternoons: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:10 p.m. Cost: Make a donation. Note: No class on Thursday, March 21 Energy Yoga…

Sun Lakes Drum Circle news

Julia Norton Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya! Happy Spring and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you are enjoying our beautiful weather and the flowers that are in bloom. The Sun Lakes Drum Circle met at the Veterans Oasis Park for our February drum circle. We enjoyed the weather and played to the wildlife…

MOGA Club Championship results

D. Bogaard (left) Douglas Stodgel (right)

Bob Greene, MOGA Publicity On January 24, the second round (18 holes) of the MOGA Club Championship was played on Oakwood’s Lakes/Sonoran Courses. At the same time, the “Super Seniors” (80+ years) were competing for their trophy. Douglas Stodgel is the new Club Champion, finishing with a 36-hole total of 156. Second place was Arthur…

Celebrating MLK Day

Stand back and prepare to be amazed by this new artist in town. She sings, she plays piano and has the ability to transport you into another world. On Sunday, January 20, at Unity Church of Sun Lakes, Francine Alexander sang two old and familiar hymns, “Amazing Grace” and “Up to the Mountain,” in celebration…

Pickleball clinic

Janet Myrick The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club of IronOaks invited champion pickleball player Helle Sparre to our courts to give a clinic for our members. Helle Sparre had an elite tennis career and competed in all four major grand slams – The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She was once…