Message from the President
July brings us to the middle of summer and hot days ahead. We look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July by watching fireworks, eating hot dogs, grilling hamburgers, and enjoying cold drinks. Let us remember the freedoms we have been blessed with in this country, and I wish continued health to all as we come out of the pandemic.
Our community has planned entertainment shows, dinners, and gatherings in our restaurants. I hope to see those of you who are around this summer enjoy the planned events. Remember our other amenities: swimming pools, bars, the Fitness Center, golf courses, tennis courts, greenbelts, and some newly-completed pickleball courts. All of these amenities are available for your use and enjoyment.
Homeowners who stay around the community for the summer will see our managers and employees working diligently to keep up with maintaining the improvements of all our amenities.
The pump station at hole 4 of the Cottonwood golf course has had the well pumps replaced after 12-plus weeks of shutdown. The golf course and greenbelts were starved for water during this period due to the failure of the pumps. Remember, we are in an extended length of a drought. The weather did not cooperate, resulting in a difficult transition from the winter to summer grass. The pumps are now working very well, and the improvement of healthier and greener grass on the golf course and greenbelts is in progress.
Those of us who stay here for the summer are rewarded by great sunsets, clear night skies, and sometimes a rain or dust storm to cool the afternoon-evening temperatures.
My wish is for all homeowners to have an enjoyable summer, whether you are staying home or traveling to see family and friends.
Recreation Department July Events
Linda Caton, Recreation Manager
All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location.
TAD 2021 Concert Series – Tickets on sale (unless otherwise noted)
July 16, Friday, Piano Men: Generations
Aug. 13, Friday, Doobie Brothers Tribute
Sept. 3, Friday, Ultimate Carrie Underwood Tribute
Oct. 1, Friday, Brooks & Dunn Tribute
Oct. 29, Friday, Sixties Mania
Nov. 9, Tuesday, AOR (Journey, Kansas, Heart, Styx, and REO Speedwagon) (Tickets go on sale July 6.)
Nov. 16, Tuesday, December ‘63 (Tickets go on sale July 20.)
Dec. 7, Tuesday, Oh, Canada (Tickets go on sale Aug. 10.)
Dec. 16, Thursday, So This Is Christmas (Tickets go on sale Aug. 24.)
Fourth of July Dinner/Dance at Cottonwood
For $30 (includes tax and gratuity), you can celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4, with friends and feast on smoky beef brisket, grilled BBQ chicken, Krab salad, baked potato bar, grilled corn, and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. You’ll even get to dance that night to the sounds of Riff Raff. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the buffet will serve from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lion City 2 Trunk Show
Lion City is back in the A-9 Phoenix Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.
Annual Open House
Our annual Open House will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, in both the San Tan Ballroom and the Saguaro Room. Letters have been emailed to all clubs and organizations that were in it last year. Please respond as soon as you can to assure you have a booth. The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. All Sun Lakes homeowners are invited! We supply the tablecloths.
Mark your calendars for Wednesdays. Ladies Coffee is coming back! They are always held in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month from October through April. Admission is $3. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited. Dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6
Finally, we get to party with each other again! So, mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct. 31, and let’s start the fall holidays off with a night of dancing and Halloween food. Naturally, we’ll be in the scary San Tan Ballroom, and Food & Beverage will be making some special Halloween treats. More information will be in the next Splash issue!
Annual Fun Walk
A lot of you have been asking if we are going to have a Fun Walk this year, and the answer is yes! Plans are being made by the committee, and what they do know is that the date will be Saturday, Nov. 6. We will still have a Pep Rally on Friday, Nov. 5, in the San Tan Ballroom. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited to join us!
Art At The Lakes (Annual Show)
We are starting to make plans for our 12th Annual Art Show and Sale. The date is March 5, 2022. More details to follow in future Splash issues.
Shears to You (Great News!)
Step in and see how beautiful you can be. Shears to You Mobile Salon will be parked every Wednesday and Thursdays at Cottonwood in the east parking lot at the corner of EJ Robson Blvd. and Brentwood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a complete mobile hair salon and style lounge, offering a full menu of hair and nail services for men and women. To schedule your appointment, call 480-983-5378. Walk-ins are welcome!
Healthwaves Lab Screenings and Testing
Cottonwood Palo Verde has opened the Health & Wellness—Fitness Center, and Healthwaves is back again. They will be doing lab screenings, flu shots, pneumonia shots, and more. This is on a first-come, first-served registration. Enter the Fitness Center and sign the registration sheet at the front desk. Then take a seat in the waiting room, and someone from Healthwaves will come and get you. Anyone who lives in Sun Lakes is welcomed. Here are the dates they’ll be here for 2021: July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7.
Rover’s Rest Stop
Canceled until further notice!
Free Spirit Vacations
Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful day trips and vacations Free Spirit Vacation offers. When booking, please let them know you live in Cottonwood or Palo Verde. The Association gets a percent of your trip cost.