Joe D’Amore, IronOaks Board President
Rain. Rain. And more rain. Wasn’t it great?! Because of the deadline for this article, I don’t know if the July rains continued into August. I sure hope so. It sure was nice to get a little wet out there. I reveled in it, and I hope you did as well.
I long for the day that there is no need to discuss COVID-19. But that day is not here yet, thanks primarily to the highly-infectious and transmittable Delta strain. Data indicates that those fully vaccinated are very well protected and, by and large, do not need hospitalization even if they contract the virus. On the other hand, the unvaccinated are not only getting the virus, but are also being hospitalized. And many are not making it. So, please get vaccinated.
Fun stuff continues here in IronOaks with the return in July of the Concert Series and dance bands at both of our restaurants, Stone & Barrel at Oakwood and Grill on the Green at Ironwood. One fun event that returned, and that I particularly enjoy, is Open Mic Night. It is now being hosted by Kevin Crum, who also frequently performs solo at our restaurants as well as with his dance band The Cover Ups. The reopening of Open Mic was on Tuesday, July 27, and it was well attended. We all had a great time. We will have Open Mics on the fourth Tuesday of each month at our Grill on the Green restaurant in Ironwood from 5 until 8 p.m. If you play an instrument, sing, or both, come on down. It is a very welcoming crowd. Don’t play or sing? Come on down for the enjoyable entertainment and a great meal at the restaurant. And you never know what entertainment might happen. Before COVID, at one of our Open Mics, I had the distinct pleasure of playing backup piano for a retired first chair oboist from a symphony orchestra in the Northwest. He performed two numbers, “Summertime” and “Georgia on My Mind.” Of course, he received standing ovations for both numbers, which were truly spirit lifting. But even if there are only performances from us amateurs, I am sure you will find much to enjoy. And on those occasions when the ukulele group performs, it’s a hoot.
Have fun and stay safe out there.
Fall Events at IronOaks
Karen Dimitro, Lifestyle Director
Team Trivia Returns!
Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month
Get your teams together at the Oakwood Ballroom and put your knowledge to the test. $5 entry fee. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with play beginning at 6 p.m.
Fountain Festival of Fine Arts Bus Trip
The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts in Fountain Hills, Ariz., is one of the largest arts and crafts events in the Southwest! Join us on this bus trip, and you’ll find hundreds of booths, original fine works of art, sculptures, paintings, and more. $30 per person
Tubac Bus Trip
We’re going to Tubac, a historic destination for the arts, in Southern Arizona! A full day can easily disappear roaming amongst this wealth of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and photography, as well as unique, regional fashion, leather, crafts, antiques, and jewelry. $55 per person
Billboard Tribute Concerts:
Sept. 15 – Studio 54: The Best of Disco
Sept. 23 – The Who Tribute
Oct. 7 – Broadway Concert Experience
Tickets are on Sale NOW!
George Michael – Sale Date: Sept. 6/Show Date: Oct. 21
Fleetwood Mac – Sale Date: Sept. 13/Show Date: Oct. 27
Jimmy Buffett – Sale Date: Sept. 20/Show Date: Nov. 4
Journey – Sale Date: Sept. 27/Show Date: Nov. 11
CCR – Sale Date: Oct. 4/Show Date: Nov. 18
Billy Joel/Elton John – Sale Date: Oct. 11/Show Date: Nov. 26
Chicago – Sale Date: Oct. 18/Show Date: Dec. 1
Three Int’l Tenors – Sale Date: Oct. 25/Show Date: Dec. 8
The Eagles – Sale Date: Nov. 1/Show Date: Dec. 15
Purchase your tickets at OakwoodTickets.com for $29. All shows are open to the public!
More events to come! Find the calendar at IronOaksAZ.com.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, event times, locations, and dates may change unexpectedly. Please verify all information and purchase tickets with the Oakwood Concierge, 480-317-3600. Like us on Facebook, facebook.com/IronOaksAZ.
Attention New Homeowners
Melva Edwards, Chair, IronOaks Welcome Group
You are eligible for:
* Free round of golf for two
* Free month at our Fitness Center
* Free month of tennis and pickleball
* BOGO meal at Stone & Barrel or Grill on the Green
All you have to do is call the IronOaks Welcome Group, c/o Howard Lundgren, at 480-369-2015 or email him at [email protected] to receive your new homeowners tote filled with useful information about our community.
Please allow seven to 14 days for tote delivery.