Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President

Roger Beagle

December is here, Thanksgiving is over, and we are approaching the end of 2021! Upcoming events for our Cottonwood Palo Verde community include the Golf Cart Parade, holiday concerts and shows, as well as friends and family gatherings.

What a great time of the year! Please be safe when putting up your holiday lights and decorations that brighten our neighborhoods.

Congratulations are in order for our new managers. Jean Jones is our new Recreation Manager, and Josh Blackburn is the new Cottonwood Palo Verde Food and Beverage Manager. When you see them, say congratulations and wish them the best.

We will soon see the opening of the Computer Learning Center (aka old Fitness Center) with multi-purpose meeting rooms, a lecture hall, and new bathrooms. Construction delays are due to previous damage to trusses and the roof. These were not discovered until we opened up the walls and ceilings during construction. Repairs and updates have been made.

The Palo Verde and Cottonwood restaurants are much busier due to homeowners returning. The greenbelts, golf courses, Fitness Center, and tennis and pickleball courts are also busier than just a month ago. It is great to see everyone enjoying our amenities.

Please continue to enjoy yourselves when using our facilities, and remember to be respectful of others. Remember to keep your dog on a leash, say hello to everyone, and enjoy your neighbors.

If you are traveling for the holidays, please continue to stay safe and healthy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Recreation Department Events

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) ($25)

Dec. 7, Tuesday, Oh, Canada

Dec. 16, Thursday, So This Is Christmas Sold Out

January 11, Tuesday, ABBAFab Sold Out

January 18, Tuesday, Reba

January 25, Tuesday, Ultimate Chicago

Ladies Coffees 2021-22

Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of each month from October through April. The Ladies Coffee is coming back! They are always held in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. with a $3 admission. We will provide hot coffee, hot or iced tea, and cookies. Stay to the end to see if you’ve won a door prize. Plan on attending December’s exciting event to experience a new twist to the Ladies Coffee. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or outfit! See you there!

Dec. 1 – Camille – Evening Wear

Jan. 5 – Calle Rose

Feb. 2 – What Women Want – Spring Line

March 2 – Lion City 2

April 6 – CWPV Pro Shop Spring Wear

Lion City 2 Trunk Show

She will also be doing a Trunk Show at the Dec. 1 Ladies Coffee!

Free Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show

It’s never too early to think about the annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show. Friday, Dec. 3, is the special day. We start at Palo Verde at 5 p.m. for free hot turkey soup, crackers, and drinks. There will also be the judging of the golf carts, and Maddy Pascal will be there to lead us all in Christmas songs. Mr. & Mrs. Claus and all the gang will be on hand for some great photos. About 6:15 p.m. the parade of golf carts and cars will make their way to Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom for our 7 p.m. Christmas Show. There you will be treated to cookies, hot coffee, cocoa, and apple cider. All Sun Lakes homeowners and guests are invited. This is Cottonwood and Palo Verde’s Christmas gift to the community.

Rover’s Rest Stop

Rover’s Rest Stop is back with us again! Dee will be bringing some very adorable, furry little friends who are dying to find themselves a forever home, and they deserve that. Please come check out these Kids, as she always refers to them, on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. On really hot, cold, or rainy days, they’ll be in Cottonwood’s A-6 Dance Room. On nice days, they’ll be at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. Dee takes great care in matching the perfect little dog with the perfect family!

13th Annual Art At The Lakes Show and Sale

The committee and our fire department are starting to make plans for our 13th Annual Art At The Lakes Show and Sale. The date is set for Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. More details to follow in future Splash newspapers.

Shears to You

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 have 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-serve registration. Enter the 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 welcome. The next date they will be here is Dec. 7.

Free Spirit Vacations

Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful day trips and vacations Free Spirit Vacations offers. When booking, please let them know you live in Cottonwood or Palo Verde. The Association gets a percentage of your trip cost.