Upcoming December events
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.
Parade of Lights
Date: Thursday, December 8 from 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Start with Happy Hour at the North Patio, parade begins at 6:00 p.m., Party at Mulligan’s from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The annual Parade of Lights golf cart parade will start on the North Patio for Happy Hour (Happy Hour hours are 3:00–7:00 p.m.). The parade will begin lining up about 5:30p.m., then we will start our parade around the neighborhood at 6:00 p.m.! The parade will end at Mulligan’s around 7:00 p.m. and a party with chili, hot dogs, drinks, and desserts will be available until 9:00 p.m. Golf cart decoration contest and prizes will take place! Sign up your golf cart at the Administrative Services desk.
Chordaires Holiday Concert
Date: Sunday, December 11; doors open and cash bar at 5:00 p.m., concert starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room; free
Enjoy a night of music and drinks with the Chordaires at Sun Lakes Country Club! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. The singing group will be performing their first Holiday Show with merry and festive songs in the Arizona Room. If you have any questions, or would like to book the Chordaires for an event, contact Chris Roen at [email protected]; phone (H) 480-786-6969; (C) 480-229-5412.
Date: Friday, December 16 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the SLCC Parking Lot
Find the hero in you! Please bring a photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation! Sign-up sheet for scheduled appointments available at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.
I, Joseph Play
Date: Saturday, December 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Arizona Room; free
You are cordially invited to a special Christmas presentation of I, Joseph – a one man, one act drama featuring Tom Owen as Joseph. Tom Owen is a licensed minister and an experienced actor, as well as the writer and producer of I, Joseph. Tom has experience in Bible-based drama productions and “we will walk with Joseph as he struggles with his love, hurt, confusion, and anger – then finally, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace.” Join us in the Arizona Room on December 17 for this one man, one act production!
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. p.m. celebration in the Arizona Room; Cost: $24.95 Dinner, $12.00 Celebration Party, or $35.00 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.
Date: 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, December 16 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room; $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; $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!
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.
SLCC Library Happenings
Book lovers can get very excited to find an author or particular book they have been looking for on the shelves of our library. The SLCC librarians make every effort to keep popular authors in our collection many years after the publication date. We have several copies of the Tony Hillerman mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Before he passed away in 2008, Hillerman wrote 18 books that are steeped with Navajo culture and beliefs, along with some good old-fashioned mystery plots. Just reading about the geography of the vast Navajo Nation makes you want to visit that area of the southwest. Hopefully, these books will never go out of style.
The first book Hillerman wrote in his mystery series is The Blessing Way (1970). Lt. Joe Leaphorn is quietly working to learn if a man has been murdered by a Wolf-Witch or a killer who is impersonating a supernatural being. Officer Chee is not introduced into the series until later books. Chee adds the tension of older vs. younger officers. Interestingly, the younger Chee is striving to cope with being an officer while learning and practicing the Traditional Navajo beliefs. The older Leaphorn is no longer a believer. And yet, these two men must work together, and learn to respect, if not like each other. For the many readers who mourned the death of Tony Hillerman, Tony’s daughter has continued the series with two additional books. We have Anne Hillerman’s first book in our collection. Tony Hillerman received many awards for his writing and two of his books were made into TV movies. For more on this wonderful writer, and a list of the books he wrote, Google him. Then head for our library.
We have new releases that may be checked out for two weeks. Look for Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks, The Pirates by Clive Cussler, Home by Harlan Coban, Sex, Lies and Money by Stuart Woods, The Whistler by John Grisham and The Wrong Side of Goodbye written by Michael Connelly.
All residents of the Sun Lakes communities, including SunBird, are welcome to use our library. Please be sure to return all books with their cover. Your donations are always appreciated.