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Thursday Night Drop-in Tennis Open to Everyone

Penny Petersen Drop-in tennis at Cottonwood on Thursday nights is now open to non-members and even people who don’t live in Sun Lakes. This is a new program to encourage people to participate. The Thursday night drop-in has been going on for many years, but it was only open to those attending the Monday night…

Ballroom Dancing and Music Making a Comeback September 11

John Yu Ballroom dancing and crooner music is back on center stage, along with Big Bands, orchestras, and lounge bands. Audiences listen and ruminate back to carefree days, while ballroom dancing has never been more vibrant. Old time tunes “Begin the Beguine,” “Mack the Knife,” “Strangers in the Night,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Rock Around the…

The ImproVables Providing Laughs Again

After great success with two sold-out shows in the Fall of 2021, The ImproVables, Sun Lakes’ own comedy improv troupe, will perform at Sun Lakes Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The evening will include both dinner and a show in a nightclub-style atmosphere. Tickets are $25 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner…

Ladies Like Lots of Lovely Bracelets!

And the best part is that they made them (all by themselves) as members of the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club! How’d they do that? Well, the first thing they did was join the “Rock Club” for only $25 for one fiscal year! When is that? Every October through September, but you can…

Ukulele Group Kicks Off This November

The Sun Lakes Ukulele Group, led by Cottonwood Palo Verde resident Nancy Harrison, will kick off its seventh season on Sunday, Nov. 6. We usually meet on the first and third Sundays of the month, but November and January holidays require some adjustment (check the schedule below for exact dates). We meet in the Cottonwood…

Finding Focus Through Hiking

Warren Wasescha, Sun Lakes Hiking Club We live in a world of distractions. Try to get one thing done, and then a text message pings, a phone call comes in, or a breaking news alert is announced. The consequences can be a challenge. As one friend said, “When I feel constantly distracted, I don’t just…

IOTC Celebrates Independence Day!

arole Rockland A few raindrops were not enough to dampen the spirits of the IronOaks Tennis Club (IOTC) members who gathered on Saturday, July 2, for the annual pancake breakfast to celebrate Independence Day. Over 50 IOTC members started the morning with some friendly, social tennis followed by a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and…

The Library Corner at SLCC

Bette Hargrave On July 9, a very nice turnout of SLCC Library volunteers had a wonderful luncheon in our Sun Lakes Country Club Sunset Grill. We had good food, good service, good prices, and good friends! The group discussed books, the upcoming movie from the novel Where the Crawdads Sing, laughed with Mary and her…

See the Brand-New Glass Studio in Cottonwood

So, maybe you remember the old Fitness Center at Cottonwood. Well, things have changed quite a bit, and it’s all for the better! In fact, this newly remodeled building will house our fourth dedicated craft shop for the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club. It is often said, “People who live in glass houses…

Record Number of Scholarships Awarded

The Southeast Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently awarded a record-breaking seven $1,000 scholarships to deserving women in support of the AAUW mission to advance equity for women and girls. Raffle ticket sales in Sun Lakes and the local community, along with proceeds from sales at JudyWear Boutique in Chandler…