September 2023

Tuesday Nights Together in September

Cathy Smoot Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, located at 9248 E. Riggs Road, hosts Tuesday Nights Together (TNT), a series of free programs, every month! Topics vary from lively and entertaining to serious and informative. A light meal will be offered for a free-will offering at 5 p.m., and the presentation starts at 5:30 p.m.…

Oakwood Lady Niners Golf League

Reggie Wegman There has been so much said about the heat and the records that were broken that we don’t have to belabor the point, so let’s move on. In 2002 a Buddy chairman was appointed to introduce the newest golfers to our league. The Buddy would explain our local rules and some of the…

Bridge Results

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge 7/06. 1st Janelle Gibson, 2nd Lori Scharbach, 3rd Liz Schubert; Hostess: Ilena Lea 7/13. 1st Patti Potter, 2nd Janelle Gibson, 3rd Judy Ligas; Hostess: Maurine Howell 7/19. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Ilena Lea, 3rd Linda Meylink 7/27. 1st Janelle Gibson, 2nd Sally Culbertson, 3rd Gerry Ellinwood; Hostess: Karen Harnish 8/03. 1st Joan…

Ukulele Group Kicks Off on November 5

The Sun Lakes Ukulele Group, led by Cottonwood Palo Verde resident Nancy Harrison, will kick off its eighth season on Sunday, Nov. 5. We meet on the first and third Sundays of the month in the winter season in the Computer Learning Center, Room 1 (Phoenix Room). We learn songs, chords, strums, fun licks, and…

Crystal Cards All Over the U.S.

Crystal Cards receives donated greeting cards, and volunteers make them into beautiful new cards, which we sell for $1 at regular sales in the Sun Lakes communities. Where do we get these used cards? It’s surprising how often we empty the donation bins in the community (Sun Lakes Country Club lobby, Cottonwood Library, Palo Verde…

Sun Lakes Garden Club

On Sept. 19 members and guests will welcome Chris Stinchcomb to answer all of their tree and plant questions. Chris resides in Chandler, Ariz., with his wife. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Linfield University and, upon graduating, has always worked in either landscaping or the field of arboriculture. He…

Sunday Dance Venue—Season Opener

John Yu Sunday, Sept. 24, will be the beginning of our 35th season as Sun Lakes’ longest-running Sunday Dance Venue. Our performing band will be The Breeze Trio who will delight every type of dancer, couples, singles, and non-dancers who enjoy pop music from all generations. The music and dances span the decades from swings…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood

Esther Spear The Sun Lake Jewish Congregation Sisterhood has an exciting year planned. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel House. The guest speaker is Martin Rittman, owner of Rango Honey in Tempe. This company sells kosher honey, and its mission is to help young people…

The Unbridled Gift of Pets

Linda H. Cools Many of us have had pets throughout various phases of our lives. Recently, I lost my male, 12-1/2-year-old German Shepherd, my partner, my ally, my best friend, Harley. I adopted him after he was being beaten and had two cracked molars and more from a local shelter. In his elder years, degenerative…

Writers’ Group

You’ve Got Trouble George Stahl There is a song in the musical, The Music Man called, “Ya Got Trouble!” It’s about the evils that can come out of playing pool, in a billiard room, or worse yet, a pool hall. It warns how young men can get wrapped up in all sorts of illicit things…