Happenings at the Sun Lakes Country Club library
We are super fortunate to have so many of the most recent new releases available in our library. There are several reasons for our great collection. Our library receives many donations from our readers and the two Sun Lakes Lions Clubs donate generously each year. This past summer we received $400 from the Lions. This strong support system makes our library special.
Readers want new releases and are willing to pay for them. The bookstore sector has shown its first annual gain in sales since 2007. Sales are up 2.5 percent. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has sold more than 11 million copies and has been on the best seller lists for more than a year now. Another writer that is extremely popular is Harlan Coben.
Coben’s books are filled with multiple twists. He is an American author of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events from cold cases, including murders and fatal accidents. With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last 10 consecutive novels, all debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His books are published in 43 languages.
Fool Me Once by Coben is included in our New Arrivals section of the SLCC Library. A former Special-Ops pilot, Maya, has retired suddenly after a compromising video has been released on a webcam site. The video reveals that civilians were killed during military action in the Middle East, and Maya is heard giving the order to fire. Soon after Maya’s husband is brutally murdered, Maya’s nannycam captures the image of her dead husband playing with their two year old daughter. Maya quickly begins to doubt her sanity. As she works to learn the truth about her husband, the tension increases page by page. As numerous secrets are revealed, the ending will shock most readers.
Among the other new releases in our library, look for Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods, Downfall by J. A. Jance, Sting by Sandra Brown, The Black Widow by Daniel Silva, Truly Madly Guilty by Laine Moriarty, Bullseye by James Patterson, and A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel.
Stop by soon. Librarians are available to check out newer releases Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please read them and return them. Thank you.
Upcoming November events
Veterans Day Celebration
Date: Friday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Pavilion SLCC and Navajo Room
The annual Veterans Day Celebration will be hosted this year by Commander Richard Veenhuis, VFW Post 8053. All are welcome to join at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Pavilion at SLCC. Veterans Day Celebration meal will be provided for the attendees by the Sunset Grill in the Navajo Room.
On the Road with Bob and Bing Holiday Show!
Date: Saturday, November 12; 5:00 p.m. Cocktails, 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Entertainment in the Arizona Room; cost is $25/pp.
Enjoy a night with food, drinks and a holiday tribute presented by Bob Pasch and Lynn “Win” Roberts! An award winning show featuring interactive comedy made famous by the combination of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and an unforgettable nostalgic journey for the audience! Doors open for cocktails at the cash bar at 5:00 p.m. and a buffet becomes available at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes warm dinner rolls, green salad, green bean almondine, mashed potatoes and gravy, chicken Marsala, and red velvet cake! The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the Administrative Services desk.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Sunset Grill
Date: Thursday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room; cost is $15.95 adult ticket/$9 child ticket
Join us at the Sunset Grill for our annual Thanksgiving Brunch in the Arizona Room. A delicious buffet featuring fresh baked dinner rolls, garden salad with assorted dressings, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, Homestyle stuffing, roasted turkey and assorted desserts will be available. Advanced purchase tickets are necessary.
Sun Lakes Country Club First annual Clubhouse Lighting!
Date: Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. on the north patio
Help us kick off December with our first annual Clubhouse lighting event! Holiday treats and drink specials on the patio begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lighting at 6:00 p.m.! Our Clubhouse will be decorated for the holiday season and our best lights will be on display. Immediately following the lighting, enjoy live music and holiday fun featuring The Chordaires, decorations, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes and more! No tickets necessary.
A Starlight Affair – New Year’s Eve at Sun Lakes Country Club
Date: Saturday, December 31; 5:00–8:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Celebration in the Arizona Room; cost is $24.95 Dinner, $12 Celebration Party, or $35 for both Dinner and Celebration
Celebrate the New Year with us under the stars! Two events in one night! Dinner from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room with entertainment provided by Adam Burriel. Enjoy a plated three course meal and dancing! After dinner, help us bring in the New Year with a celebration party with friends, family, dancing, champagne toast and a countdown to the New Year! Entertainment provided by TopKat Music. Bring your own hors d’oeurves to the party! All outside alcohol prohibited – cash bar will be available. Purchase your tickets at the Administrative Services desk.
Date: Every Tuesday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on the north patio
Tuesdays, on the north patio enjoy complimentary chips and salsa and purchase $3 well margaritas and $5 premium margaritas.
Every Monday through Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on the north patio
Join us on the north patio for specialty drinks! Enjoy the misting and fan system when it’s warm, cozy fire pits when it’s cool and our relaxing furniture. We have live entertainment every Friday night! $3.25 well drinks, $2.50 cans of beer, $3.25 glass of wine.
UpTown Art Painting Class and Wine
Date: Friday, November 18 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room; cost is $23 per person
Join us for an afternoon of painting and wine with your friends! UpTown Art brings painting to you with an all-inclusive class that will allow you to leave with your very own masterpiece. The cost of the event includes all the materials you will need, personalized instruction and a complimentary glass of wine. Follow along as an UpTown artist leads the entire class through painting the selected event picture.
Not an artist? That’s okay! The instructors are there to make it easy for you to follow along and will help individuals as needed.
Advance tickets are necessary. Purchase yours today at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.
Sunday Omelet Station at the Sunset Grill
Date: First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room; cost is $7.95 per person
Join us on the first Sunday of each month for our featured omelet station! Includes a made-to-order omelet served with a featured side item.
Sunset Grill Dinner Service
Date: Thursday and Friday from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room
Join us for full service dinner provided from your very own Association restaurant! Thursday night is our featured prime rib special! House Cut is only $14.95 and our King Cut is $17.95. Every Friday is our traditional all-you-can-eat fish fry for only $11.95! We hope to see you soon!
Homeowner Hospitality Day
Date: Last Friday of every month from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Navajo Room
Join us for complimentary coffee and refreshments. This is our way of saying thank you to residents and volunteers in our community.
Date: Every Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room
Team Trivia is a live hosted trivia game. Play as a solo player or bring your friends to lend a helping mind. Compete against other teams for prizes! Our categories include everything from history, TV, sports, geography, music and just about anything else you can think of. If you want to show your competition just how smart you are this is your chance!
There is no cost or obligation to play. All materials will be provided free of charge. Just bring yourself and a desire to have some fun! There will be a cash bar available and a chance to win prizes and enter to win the 50/50 raffle.
Date: Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room
Join us for a night of fun, friends and maybe even a cash prize! Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars.