November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 1 November 2014 Volume 12 • No. 11 • 16 Pages www.gvrec.org Pools on Winter Hours Beginning November 1 and are open 7 am to 7 pm. Canoa Ranch pool is open 5:30 am to 9 pm. Children’s Swim Hours are 11 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm daily at all pools, except West Center. Children’s hours at West Center are noon to 7 pm weekdays and 7 am to 7 pm weekends and holidays. Attend a concert! Tickets are on sale at any open GVR office and on line at www.gvrec.org for the 2014 – 2015 GVR LIVE! Performing Arts Season. General public ticket sales must be made at the West Service Center and Box Office. West Service Center and Box Office is open weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm and weekends and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm. Inside Social Center Hours ..........2 Splinters from the Board ....3 Volunteer Roundup ..........4 Fall Classes .......................5 Facilities Corner ................6 Trips & Tours .....................7 Arts & Entertainment......8-9 Calendar...........................9 Club Connection ....... 10-13 Around GVR....................15 $15 for a Neighbor! The GVR Member Assistance Program needs your support! The GVR Members Assistance Program (MAP) helps GVR members who are ﬁnancially unable to pay all or some of their dues. You can help your friends and neighbors by adding an extra $15 (or more) to your annual dues payment. The MAP program began in 1994 when GVR realized some members were under ﬁnancial stress and unable to pay their dues. It allows members to keep their accounts in good standing and prevents liens and additional fees to be placed on their properties. The MAP program gives members the opportunity to get back on their feet after dealing with a temporary or long term ﬁ nancial hardship, and allows them to continue participating at GVR facilities and activities. Please consider giving $15 (or more) for a friend! Donations can be made with your dues payment or at any open major social center. You also may call 520-6253440 x7208 and make a donation using your credit or debit card. A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated! Horn of Plenty to Best Serve GVR ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’ On May 13, 2014, GVR’s Planning & Evaluation (P&E) Committee voted unanimously to end the “kicking of the can routine” with regard to an annual list of GVR club requests that dealt with distinct space issues and the potential for poaching of space that comes with it. These club requests usually involve construction projects that are costly and without coordinated planning to address long-term needs. GVR’s Board agreed, and on July 22nd, also voted unanimously to support an architectural, engineering, & space planning review to assess all GVR centers for best utilization, and to revise and update center development plans. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday, my favorite holiday, this is something to be thankful for. What’s clear is that GVR must remain nimble and smart in meeting member needs and interests. Though the diversity of our membership’s interests and means may vary greatly, we have so much more in common – property ownership, recreation and leisure pursuits, expectations for success, and the motivation to continue to build and nurture a community of well-being. The unanimous votes described earlier represent a forward thinking perspective and approach to governance and management of our Corporation. We all know that forward movement requires the investment of hundreds of hours of personal time from many volunteer leaders. Fortunately, many dedicated GVR volunteer leaders are not only willing and enthusiastic about putting in that kind of time, but they are also dedicated to engaging in thoughtful and comprehensive Kent J. Blumenthal, discussions rePh.D., CAE, CEO, Green quired to assist the CorporaValley Recreation tion in making smart, yet often difﬁcult, choices about its future. Discussions that led to stop ‘kicking the can routine’ reminded me of the title of one of my favorite movies, ‘To Have and Have Not’ (the ﬁlm produced one of the best and perhaps most provocative movie quotes of all time: ’You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’). At the end of the day, we ﬁnd ourselves in a community with a signiﬁcant gap between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots.’ Only conscientious and persistent effort will close the gap. A snapshot from the ‘Have Not’ viewpoint looks like this: 72 GVR club requests were received for 2015 projects, at an estimated cost of $3 million, though only a few will be funded in 2015 based on safety, urgency, or common sense criteria. These included multiple requests from various clubs for larger or additional space (La Tienda, Lapidary, Pickleball, Table Tennis, and Tennis). GVR’s annual center assessments and miscellaneous requests for 2015 identiﬁed an additional 478 capital projects at an estimated cost of about $2 million just to keep things safe and in good working order. Due to funding limitations, only 123 of the capital projects were approved, leaving 355 projects deferred. There are many faces to our ‘Have Nots’. Often displaced from one GVR facility to another based on space limitations, the Table Tennis Club has referred to themselves as the ‘GVR Homeless Club.’ During peak season, 530+ Pickleball Club members wait in line to play on just seven GVR courts, among the lowest number of courts per player in active adult retirement communities in the U.S. Another perplexing conundrum needing attention is how to provide services and beneﬁts to GVR members in their golden years, many of whom have ‘aged out’ of current GVR activities and live on limited ﬁ xed incomes. This is a double-edged sword for these members: while access to GVR programs and services is limited, ﬁ nancial obligations remain. In 2014, more than 450 people applied for our Member Assistance Program (MAP) for dues waiver, the largest number of MAP applicants ever. Fortunately, the Corporation is conscious of making smart choices about its future. Opportunities and activities are in place to transfer more ‘Have SEE HORN OF PLENTY, PAGE 2 2015 Membership Dues Schedule GVR recently mailed the annual dues invoices to member households. Established by the Board of Directors on September 23, dues for 2015 will be $450. Payment is due on January 1, 2015, and members may pay their dues any time before then. Checks or money orders should be paid to the order of GVR. No foreign checks will be accepted (including Canadian.) Please mail these to PO Box 1126, Green Valley, AZ 85622, and include the top portion of your invoice. Don’t forget to write your email address on your invoice so that we may add you to GVR’s eBlast list. By doing so, you will acknowledge that GVR may send you periodic news and information, keeping you up-to-date on all the latest at GVR! GVR will not share, rent or sell your email address with any other entity. Members may pay their dues by debit or credit card (MasterCard or Visa and not American Express or Discover card) at their dues this year may apply cation forms are available on completed and returned to any open GVR Social Center for the Member Assistance the GVR website www.gvrec. MSC no later than December or at the Member Services Cen- Program (MAP.) MAP appli- org or at MSC. They must be 15, 2014. ter (MSC.) There is a $10 processing fee on credit and debit The following is a summary of the 2015 GVR Fee Schedule: card transactions for dues payments. Of course, cash also will be accepted at centers and MSC (please do not mail cash.) Unfortunately, you may not pay your dues on-line or via the GVR website at this time. Persons interested in paying their dues on a monthly basis must complete the 2015 Dues Payment Plan form which is available at any open social center, at MSC or on the website www.gvrec.org . The website form must be printed out and returned to MSC in person or by mail. (It cannot be completed on-line.) Payment plan forms must arrive at MSC by January 1, 2015. There is a setup charge of $25, plus a $2 per month convenience fee to participate in the payment plan. Members experiencing ﬁnancial hardship or requiring ﬁ nancial assistance paying Page 2 Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014 GVR offices will be closed on November 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Centers will have a modified schedule during the holiday season. Please see the “Facilities” page for more information. The West Center Box office will be open from 10 am to 2 pm on all holidays. HORN OF PLENTY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Nots’ to the ‘Haves’ column as GVR moves forward. As you know, GVR’s Board of Directors adopted a comprehensive ﬁnancial reserve system that funds depreciation in the annual budget and offers a ﬁnancial failsafe for our most pressing needs. In addition, an architecture-engineering-space planning review of GVR’s facilities is underway through the Facilities Assessment Work Group. Work Group objectives include assessing all GVR centers for best utilization and revising and updating development plans for all centers. Organizational steps to create and launch the GVR Foundation have been successful and will eventually provide support through tax-deductible contributions for MAP and other member programs. The notion to adopt Green Valley Council’s (GVC) boundary to GVR (with minor exceptions) is being researched and discussed by GVR members serving on the Growth Task Force. The intent of this proposal is to provide GVR with long-term ﬁnancial resources sufﬁcient to meet current and future member needs, and leverage GVC’s community outreach and political advocacy. After seeking input from GVR members through public forums, a proposal will be conveyed to the Board of Directors. Next January, a GVR member ballot referendum will help determine the boundary of the Corporation. Regardless of where they stand on the issue, Haves and Have Nots should vote to make sure their voices are heard. Hopefully, one may conclude that GVR members, volunteer leaders, and staff have a compelling future before them with an abundance of opportunities to best serve GVR Haves and Have Nots. We can be sure that change will be upon us whether we choose to stand still or move forward. Embracing growing pains as opportunities for creative problem solving will enable us to work together to ﬁnd solutions and make smart choices to ensure a vibrant community and compelling future for GVR. Perhaps the member referendum will provide fodder for a sequel to ‘To Have and Have Not’, only this time in Green Valley, not Martinique. Pool “Winter Hours” start November 1 Pool Hours: All Pools - 7 am to 7 pm (except West Center and Canoa Ranch) West Center Pool - 7 am to 7 pm (Closed from 8 am to 10:30 am Mon., Wed., Fri. for the Swim Club) Canoa Ranch Pool - 5:30 am to 9 pm (year round) Children’s Swim Hours: 11 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm daily at all pools (except West Center) Family Swim Hours (West Center Pool): Noon to 7 pm weekdays and 7 am to 7 pm weekends and holidays Fitness Center Hours: All ﬁtness centers are open from 5:30 am to 9 pm year round New Member Orientation November 13 GVR’s Mission “To provide recreational, social and leisure education opportunities that enhance the quality of our members’ lives.” GVR Social Center Office Hours: The following GVR ofﬁ ces are open for business 8am to 4pm Monday - Friday: Member Services Center – 625-3440 1070 S. Calle de Las Casitas Canoa Hills Social Center – 625-6200 3660 S. Camino del Sol (Closed for lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm) East Social Center – 625-4641 7 South Abrego Drive (Closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm) West Center and Box Ofﬁce – 625-0288 1111 W Via Arcoiris (Closed for lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm) Open weekends and holidays from 10am-2pm. Las Campanas Recreation Center – 648-7669 565 W. Belltower Drive (Closed for lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm) The following GVR Ofﬁ ces are closed (The Centers remain OPEN for member use): Desert Hills Social Center Ofﬁce – 625-5221 – 2980 S. Camino del Sol Ofﬁce Closed Santa Rita Springs Recreation Center Ofﬁce – 393-0360 – 921 W. Via Rio Fuerte Ofﬁce Closed How Can I Contact A Staff Member? If you would like to contact any member of the GVR staff, please call (520) 625-3440 and enter the appropriate extension number. You also may contact staff at the email address listed below. Any written correspondence should be mailed to P.O. Box 587, Green Valley, AZ, 85622. Website address: www.gvrec.org Executive Ofﬁce Chief Executive Ofﬁcer .................................. Kent J. Blumenthal, Ph.D., CAEx7203 ....... [email protected] Administrative Assistant ................................. Sue DeKoker........................... x7213 .................. [email protected] Executive Assistant .......................................... Jen Morningstar..................... x7204 ........................ [email protected] (Board information) Board Hotline ................................................. x7500 (For Board questions or comments) There’s a lot going on at GVR these days! To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, attend the New Member Orientation scheduled for Thursday, November 13, at 9 am in the West Social Center Room 2. Please register in advance by calling 625-3440 x7208 or at any GVR Center with a coordinator’s ofﬁce. Reference CR#30201. Finance and Human Resources Controller ....................................................... Cheryl Moose .........................x7205 [email protected] Human Resources Associate........................... Nancy Mackel......................... x7218 .................... [email protected] Monthly Payment Plan & Member Assistance Program (MAP) .......... Gina Peters .............................x7221 [email protected] MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT Facilities Facilities Director ............................................ Guy Sundvik............................x7207 ........................ [email protected] Supervisor ....................................................... Melanie Stephenson ...............x7229 [email protected] (Administrative & ﬁtness equipment, other repair or maintenance requests) Maintenance Supervisor ................................. David Jund .............................. x7212 .................... [email protected] Custodial Supervisor ....................................... Dan Freeman ..........................x7358 [email protected] Landscape & Pool Supervisor ......................... David Coy ...............................x7234 ................... [email protected] Administrative Assistant .................................. Bob Armantrout ..................... x7215 ..................... [email protected] All users of GVR facilities are required to comply with published rules and regulations. All users are expected to show common courtesy to employees, directors, volunteers, and other members and guests. All users shall refrain from using offensive language and behavior; such actions shall not be tolerated. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Any violation of the above Code of Conduct may result in a member having his or her rights and privileges suspended. Information Technology Director ........................................................... Randy Cheatham ....................x7223 [email protected] About Keeping Current Keeping Current is owned by Green Valley Recreation, Inc. Keeping Current is published for Green Valley Recreation, Inc., by the Green Valley News & Sun and is inserted into the 4th Wednesday of the month’s issue of the newspaper. Contact Green Valley Recreation at (520) 625-3440. For advertising information or questions about deadlines, please call the Green Valley News at 625-5511 or by fax at 625-8046. The Green Valley News & Sun does not produce and is not responsible for the content of Keeping Current. The deadline for all news items is the last Friday of each month. News items and articles will be published as space permits. GVR does not endorse any of the production or services advertised in this newsletter. GVR does not endorse any of the products or services advertised in this newsletter. Published by: Green Valley News & Sun 18705 S. I-19 Frontage Rd., Ste. 125 Green Valley, AZ 85614 To Advertise, please call Kelly, 625-5511 Recreation & Leisure Services Director Recreation & Leisure Services.......... Jim Conroy .............................x7209 [email protected] Administrative Assistant .................................. Rosita Studevan ......................x7208 .................... [email protected] (Email address updates & ideas for improving or enhancing GVR, guest and tennant cards) Senior Supervisor ............................................ Karen Rans ............................. x7216 .................... [email protected] (Club liaison, lectures and community events) Supervisor ....................................................... Carolyn Hupp ........................x7226 [email protected] (Classes and tours) Supervisor ....................................................... Maureen McCarthy ................x7224 ............... [email protected] (Volunteer liaison, water aerobics, ﬁtness center orientations, personal training, AED-CPR training) Senior Supervisor ............................................ Julie Vance ..............................x7225 ..................... [email protected] (Concerts, special events, movies & social center ofﬁces) Facility Reservations........................................ Jody Crawford ........................x7202 [email protected] Lead Sound & Lighting Technician ................ Shelly Freeman ....................... x7219 ................... [email protected] (Technical support for A/V and theater) Member Services Membership Coordinator............................... Cindi Miller-Newman ............x7220 .................. [email protected] (Membership services and new member cards) Center Operations Assistant (COA) ...........................................................343-2440 (For help and immediate assistance anywhere in GVR from 5:30 am to 9 pm 365 days a year) If you have an emergency and/or maintenance issue after normal business hours or on Saturday or Sunday, please call (520) 547-5390. November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Board Affairs – The committee worked on a revision to the Corporate Policy Manual (CPM) relating to space reservations, it was moved forward to GVR’s Board of Directors for consideration at their September 23, 2014 meeting. The next Board Affairs meeting will be Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the MSC Annex (1070 S Calle de las Casitas) Fiscal Affairs – The committee discussed the 2015 budget and it was forwarded to the Board for approval. The next Fiscal Affairs Committee meeting will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the MSC Annex. Bylaws – The committee reviewed suggested bylaw chang- Page 3 es submitted by GVR members and committee members. The next Bylaws meeting will be determined at a later date, please watch the website: www.gvrec.org for more information. Nominations & Elections (N&E) – Candidate receptions were held October 5, 2014 and October 15, 2014 The receptions allow GVR members to hear what being a committee member and/or Board of Director involves. The next meeting of the committee will be in January. Board of Directors – The Board had a lengthy session in which they approved the 2015 budget and the revised space reservations policy. All documents for the Board meeting were sent out to GVR members who provided their email address to GVR. If you are interested in receiving Board of Director Highlights and documents please sign up at www. gvrec.org at the bottom of the homepage. The next Board of Directors meeting is Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM in the Ocotillo and Agave Rooms at Las Campanas. 2014 Board of Directors Board E-mail Address [email protected] BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALENDAR All GVR members are invited and encouraged to attend. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 9:00 AM Planning & Evaluation Committee Meeting MSC Annex (1070 Calle de las Casitas) D E L L E C N CA Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 9:00 AM Board Affairs Committee Meeting MSC Annex (1070 Calle de las Casitas) Tom Kennel Jim Burt Board President Director Joyce Finkelstein John Hadley Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM Fiscal Affairs Committee Meeting MSC Annex (1070 Calle de las Casitas) Board Vice President Director Ron Sills Blaine Nisson Board Secretary Director Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 1:30 PM** Board of Directors Meeting Las Campanas, Ocotillo & Agave Rooms (565 W Bell Tower Drive) Joseph Gunton John Arnold Board Treasurer Director Gunnar Bonthron Barbara Mauser ** Please note date change Assistant Secretary Director Jeff Harrell Richard Kidwell Assistant Treasurer Director Please watch for an updated calendar with more committee meeting dates on GVR’s digital signs. All dates and times are subject to change. 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Become a GVR Pool or Fitness Center Volunteer A number of recent surveys of those who volunteer reveal that volunteering has made them feel physically healthier. According to a United Healthcare survey, 41 percent of Americans volunteered in the past year. Of the volunteers, 84 percent agreed that volunteering improves physical health, and 95 percent agreed that volunteering also improves emotional health. Additionally, 96 percent of volunteers agreed that volunteering makes people happier. Twenty-nine percent of volunteers who suffer from a chronic condition say that volunteering has helped them manage a chronic illness. Who knew volunteering could actually make a person healthier? At Green Valley Recreation, we realize that providing volunteer opportunities for our members is as good for them as providing ﬁtness centers, swimming pools, clubs, concerts and classes! We make it even easier for members to reap the beneﬁts of volunteering with our volunteer ﬂex program. Volunteers may swim or work-out while on duty. They may choose to commit to a speciﬁc day, time and place, or to opt for a more ﬂexible option of volunteering while they are doing their work-out. We have all kinds of fun activities for our volunteers, so join us! To get started, we have a short volunteer training class on Wednesday, November 5, at 1 pm in the West Social Center Room 2. Free refreshments will be served! Hope to see you there! If you are interested, please sign up at any open social center or contact Maureen McCarthy, 625-3440 x7224 or at [email protected] . Reference CR #28791. A GREAT GIFT — YOUR SHARE OF $54,000! NOV. 1 – DEC. 21 | TUCSON & SAHUARITA Earn entries and win cash prizes of $300, gift cards up to $2,500—or your share of $54,000 total! Swipe your card at any kiosk to earn an extra free entry! AED Class November 19 Volunteer Staff Coordinators act as a liaison between the volunteers at their facilities and GVR’s Volunteer Supervisor. It is lots of fun and not a lot of work! They help answer questions of those volunteers on a ﬂex schedule. VSCs also keep volunteers up to date with all the latest information needed to help keep members safe while enjoying GVR facilities. If you are interested in learning how much fun you can have and how simple it is, please attend the meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 9 am, at East Social Center, or contact the Volunteer Supervisor, Maureen McCarthy, at 625-3440 x7224 or at [email protected] WATER AEROBICS! Water Aerobics classes are FREE drop-in activities. You need not register for the classes – just come and join in on all the fun! Stop by and see what it’s all about! POOL .........................DAYS OF THE WEEK ............. TIME GVR has AED (automated external deﬁbrillator) machines at all of our centers. Anyone can save a life by combining continuous chest compressions (no rescue breathing necessary) with the use of an AED. No certiﬁcation is required! The next training class in the use of AED machines be Wednesday, November 19, 2 pm, in the Desert Hills Auditorium. Members may register at any open social center. Please reference CR # 28774. For information, contact Maureen McCarthy at 6253440 x7224 or at [email protected] gvrec.org. Abrego South .............. Mon & Thurs ................ 8:30 am ..................................... Mon & Thurs ................ 9:40 am Casa Paloma II ........... Mon thru Sat ................. 9:00 am Canoa Ranch .............. Tues, Thurs & Sat ......... 8:30 am ..................................... Mon, Tues, Thurs .........6:00 pm Continental Vistas ...... Mon, Wed & Fri ............ 9:00 am ..................................... Tues, Thurs & Sat ......... 9:00 am Desert Hills ................ Mon, Thurs & Sat ......... 8:45 am ..................................... Mon & Thurs .............. 10:00 am East Center ................. Mon & Thurs .............. 10:00 am Las Campanas ............ Mon thru Fri ................. 9:00 am Santa Rita Springs ...... Mon thru Sat ................. 9:00 am Pools usually are closed during a scheduled water aerobics class. You may use the spa during the class. Please plan your use of the swimming pool to avoid conﬂ icts with the start or conclusion of water aerobics classes. Water exercise courses are offered at several of our pools. Please check this issue of Keeping Current for dates and times. The swimming pool may be closed during those classes. If you have any questions regarding the guidelines for swimming pools and spas during water aerobics or other aquatics classes, please call 625-3440, x7224. FITNESS ORIENTATIONS Fitness Center orientation sessions are free and provide information on the value of exercise and how to properly use equipment. To reserve a spot in a class, members must register at any open social center, at Member Services Center, or by calling 625-3440, extension 7208. 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You must register in advance to be assured a spot in the orientation. Fitness orientations begin at 2 pm and last approximately 1 to 2 hours. Please proceed directly to the meeting room listed above for the ﬁ rst part of the orientation. Fitness orientations are conducted by Certiﬁed Personal Trainers. Orientations start with a “Fitness Assessment,” that demonstrates how your personal ﬁtness compares to the national average for people in your age group. Afterwards, you will go to the ﬁtness room where trainers will demonstrate how to use equipment. Please wear appropriate clothes and shoes. If you are not interested in participating in the introduction and only want to learn how to use equipment, please arrive around 45 minutes after the beginning of the class. Fitness Centers are open from 5:30 am to 9 pm year-round. November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 5 FALL COURSE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW FOR CLASSES OCT—DEC Pick up your catalog at any center office or view online at www.gvrec.org Registration is going on now so sign up today at Canoa Hills, East Center, Las Campanas, West Center or Member Services Center. Members can also register online at www.gvrec.org. Non-members must register in person at a Major Center office. freshed and relaxed after seated and standing exercises, which can balance and restore internal systems. She discusses medical and self-defense applications and encourages all to “Look Within” for guidance. “The Tai Chi for Arthritis” form taught can strengthen memory, restore and improve overall balance if practiced. Participants learn basic principles of alignment applicable to most styles of internal arts. Please join the tai chi community and see if this class is for you. Additions since Fall Course Catalog printed: Health and Fitness Tai Chi and Qigong, Green Valley Style - Two Hour Workshop NEW Fee: Member $25/Non-member $10 more CR# 31790 – Sunday, November 16, 9-11AM, Canoa Ranch, an abbreviated version of her ongoing “Tai Chi and Qigong, Amado Room Green Valley Style” class (offered in GVR winter catalog.) CR# 31791 – Sunday, December 7, 12-2PM, Santa Rita Participants leave with a restored sense of life energy (Qi), re- Springs, Fiesta Room Instructor: Kat Strandlie — Kat, certiﬁed instructor, covers Live the way you want to live. 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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY • Wednesday, November 26-(Thanksgiving Eve)-All GVR Centers including pools/spas and ﬁtness facilities will close at 6PM. • Thursday, November 27- All GVR Center ﬁtness facilities, pools/spas, dedicated space, and multipurpose rooms will be closed all day with the exception of certain pools and ﬁtness rooms listed below.* • Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)-All dedicated space, multipurpose rooms, pools/spas and ﬁtness facilities will close at 6PM. • Thursday, January 1- All GVR Center ﬁtness facilities, pools/spas, dedicated space, and multipurpose rooms will be closed all day with the exception of certain pools and ﬁtness rooms listed below.* *GVR Pool/Spas & Fitness Facilities Open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY o West Center pool/spa (7am-6pm) • Wednesday, December 24 (Christo Canoa Ranch pool/spa & ﬁtness facility (5:30am-6pm) mas Eve)-All GVR centers including o Las Campanas pool/spa (7am-6pm) & ﬁtness facility pools/spas and ﬁtness facilities will close (5:30am-6pm) at 6PM. o Santa Rita Springs pool/spa (7am-6pm) & ﬁtness facility GVR members may purchase guest cards for their visitors • Thursday, December 25-All GVR (5:30am-6pm) (required for all guests 18 years of age or older) using the folCenter ﬁtness facilities, pools/spas, dedlowing criteria: icated space, and multipurpose rooms • All guests must reside outside a 20 mile radius of Green will be closed all day with the exception Valley. of certain pools and ﬁtness rooms listed • Guests are temporary visitors who are staying in a GVR below.* household with a GVR member or who are staying in a local commercial hotel as a guest of a GVR member. • All guest cards must be purchased in person by the GVR member. If you already have an Annual Guest Card, you may pay for it with your dues and the card will roll over January 1. Green Valley • There are two types of guest cards: Recreation offers Daily Passes: ($5 per day for unlimited guests that day.) Members must provide the name of the guest(s) and the usage dates when the pass is purchased. Annual Guest Card: ($50 for one calendar year and free for single member households) This card allows guests to visit the facilities unaccompanied by a member and is good for an unto our Members. limited number of guests throughout the year. This card must be swiped at card readers at all facilities and may be used by multiple guests with the same card. Members may purchase a Let Us Take Care Of You! second card for $25. GVR members who own more than one GVR property may purchase Annual Guest Card(s) only for the property in which they reside. No more than two Annual Guest Cards may be purchased by individual(s) owning GVR properties regardless of the number of properties owned. AnPlease call nual Guest Cards may not be purchased for properties which - Available 24 hours a day are tenant occupied. There is a $15 fee for lost or duplicate Member Service Center FREE Mold cards. Fees are not prorated. Tenants are not permitted to Inspection purchase an Annual Guest Card for their guests. They are reat quired to purchase the $5 for unlimited guests per day cards, and to provide the guest name(s) and usage dates. to make an The credit/debit card processing fee for guest cards is $1 for L O C A L LY OWN E D & O P E R AT E D (LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED) appointment. each transaction. GVR members and tenants are responsible for the conduct Email: of their guests. All guests are required to adhere to the Green (By Appointment Only) Valley Recreation Code of Conduct. [email protected]ﬁre.com GVR Guest Card Policy MOLD REMEDIATION WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION Free Notary Service We work with all Insurance Companies 520 • 791 • 7904 (520) 625-3440 XNLV176210 CARTRIDGE REFILLS Heating & Cooling Package or Split AC 648-2504 ROC#252995 13 - Seer 3 - Ton - $3,200.00 4 - Ton - $3,700.00 5 - Ton - $4,100.00 “THE BUCK BLOWOUT STRETCHER” SUMMER ON THE RUN XNLV178683 INSTALLED PRICE DEBBIE HAYES Manager (520) 323-5811 www.cartridgereﬁllsaz.com XNLV179021 Accepting New Patients Most insurances accepted AP SA PO M IN E D TM AY EN TS 120 W Calle De Las Tiendas Green Valley, AZ Rashmi Chhabra, MD BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Physician EXPERIENCED IN Geriatric Medicine 520-648-9888 Flu Shots Available XNLV179720 SCOTT GUERIN COME SEE OUR NEW EXPANSION! ,QNMHWDQG7RQHU3ULQWHU&DUWULGJH5HILOOV November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 7 TRIPS AND TOURS 11/12 Wednesday: Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum Tour — We have had many requests to visit the Musical Instrument Museum and we are happy to present this trip that offers three hours to discover this marvelous spot which covers 200,000 square feet and truly celebrates the universal language of music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. The MIM celebrates the contributions each and every country has made to musical heritage. On exhibit are approximately 5,000 instruments and with the use of the most technologically advanced wireless headsets and high-resolution video screens, you will be able to see instruments, hear their sounds and observe them being played in their original settings. We will enjoy a no-host lunch in their restaurant and have free time to explore the galleries. En route back to Green Valley we have a stop planned at the Melting Pot for a chocolate fondue treat! What a perfect way to end our day. Join us for this great tour! Fee for GVR members is $103 and bring a guest for $108. Fee includes: transportation, services of a tour director, admission to museum, chocolate fondue snack, bus refreshments and driver tip. Bus departs from Desert Hills Social Center UPPER parking lot at 8:15AM and returns at 6:15PM. Deadline to purchase 11/4/14. No refunds after 11/4/14. CR# 31453 11/19 Wednesday: Canyon Lake Boat Tour on the Apache Trail — Today we will board our deluxe motorcoach and travel to Canyon Lake, which is located north of Apache Junction. We’ll make a rest stop in Florence. For lunch we travel to the Mining Camp Restaurant. This eatery is full of western atmosphere and the platters of food served to our group will make your eyes pop. We then travel along the paved portion of the Apache Trail. Tucked into the base of the Superstition Mountains is a beautiful man-made lake called Canyon Lake. We board Dolly’s Steamboat and cruise Canyon Lake as the captain narrates on the scenery, geology and history of the area. Steep canyon walls ascend out of a crystal blue body of water. This makes for a very enjoyable 1 hour cruise. We travel home today full of great memories of this wondrous part of the state. Join us! Fee includes transportation, services of a tour director, lunch (tax and tip), boat fare, bus refreshments and driver tip. Fee for GVR members is $106 and bring a guest for $111. Bus departs from Desert Hills Social Center UPPER parking lot at 8AM and returns at 6:15PM. Deadline to purchase tickets, 11/11/14. No refunds after 11/11/14. CR# 31454 12/10 Wednesday: Sabino Canyon, Tanque Verde Ranch and Gaslight Theatre Holiday Show —Today we visit two great attractions in Tucson. Sabino Canyon is a unique Southwestern desert canyon and oasis. We will enjoy a narrated and educational tram ride this morning. Then we partake in a delicious buffet lunch at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch which is tucked into the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. We promise you won’t go away hungry! Then we take our seats at the Gaslight Theatre to enjoy the matinee, ‘The Secret Santa’. The holiday show at the Gaslight is always wonderful. This small but well run theater does some very funny and creative work. The melodrama style story line ﬁ nds us booing for the bad guy and clapping for the hero/heroine. We hope you join us as we take in these two special Tucson attractions along with a delicious lunch. Fee includes transportation, services of a tour director, Sabino Canyon tram ticket, buffet lunch (tax and tip), show ticket, bus refreshments and driver tip. Fee for GVR members is $106 and bring a guest for $111 Bus departs from Desert Hills Social Center UPPER parking lot at 8:30AM and returns at 5:30PM. Deadline to purchase tickets, 11/24/14. No refunds after 11/24/14. 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However, mailing your registration in does not guarantee that space will be available. All tickets and registrations are on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst served basis. Members may purchase items on their own account only. The GVR Live! 2014/2015 Performing Arts Season Tickets for all performances and events currently on sale CALENDAR OF EVENTS face hurts at The Second City 55th anniversary extravaganza! CR#31526. Members $28, Guests $31, General Public $34. CONCERTS Christopher O’Riley Thursday, December 4, 2014, West Center, 7pm TICKET PURCHASES Individual single tickets currently are on sale for the 2014-2015 GVR Live! Performing Arts Season. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance at any open GVR Social Center. General public tickets purchases must be made at the West Service Center and Box Ofﬁce. Tickets to concerts and some special events are available at the door at the West Service Center and Box Ofﬁce, one hour prior to the event. Ticket prices increase $1 at the door. Tickets are not available at the door for sold out events. Members may purchase up to four guest tickets per household at the guest price. REFUNDS/EXCHANGES There are no refunds for season, individual member, guest or general public tickets. All sales are ﬁnal. GVR offers season ticket exchanges up to 24 hours prior to an event. Season tickets may be exchanged for any other performance in the performing arts series. Tickets must be present in order to process exchange. Upgrade fees may apply. Refunds will not be given if exchanging ticket(s) for a less expensive performance. Tickets can be exchanged in person at Member Services Center, 1070 S Calle de las Casitas Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM. Tickets can be mailed to GVR Member Services Center, Attn: Season Ticket Exchange, P.O. Box 586, Green Valley, AZ 85622. Please see Class Catalog for information regarding refunds for classes, trips and tours. If you have questions regarding refunds, please call 520-625-3440 extension 7208. Grace Kelly Thursday, November 6, 2014, West Center, 7pm When it comes to singer/saxophonist/composer/lyricist/ arranger/producer/educator Grace Kelly, people marvel at the proﬁciency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth of the 22-year-old virtuoso. Kelly is an ambitious young artist who graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2011 at the age of 19. Since the age twelve, Grace has performed over 600 concerts as a leader all around the world at prominent venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theater. She has also released eight full-length albums and performed with well-known artists such as Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck and Keith Lockhart. Grace has also performed with Wynton Marsalis who praised her talents. “Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a ﬁ rst-class jazz musician.” Kelly’s latest release, Live at Scullers, offers a set mostly composed of new material which shows off her remarkable versatility. Her sax chops have been granted the imprimatur of jazz elders like Phil Woods and Lee Konitz. But here, Kelly’s instrumental virtuosity shares the spotlight with her winsome voice via her most song-oriented collection to date. CR#31525. Members $20, Guests $23 General Public $26. Christopher O’Riley is recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation, touring extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician and appearing with every major orchestra. As host of the popular NPR music program, From the Top, Mr. O’Riley is well-known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and popular culture. His latest performances stretch the piano beyond the classical repertoire and into the rich uncharted territory of contemporary and alt-rock. His latest release, Out Of My Hands, includes music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths, Tears for Fears as well as material from Radiohead and Elliott Smith. Christopher O’Riley’s reimagining of works by these modern artists have garnered critical accolades and international acclaim, including the only four-star review ever given by Rolling Stone to a Classical pianist. CR#31527. Members $20, Guests $23, General Public $26. SPECIAL EVENTS Valley Players Presents Always A Bridesmaid By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten; Thursday, November 13 & Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7pm Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2pm, West Center In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings ... no matter what. More than Tuesday, November 18, 2014, West Center, 7pm thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still makChicago’s comedy powerhouse The Second City is opening ing “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that up their vaults to celebrate 55 years of laughter! Green Valley Recreation is proud to welcome The Second City’s 55th AnCONTINUED, NEXT PAGE niversary Tour. Be there for this ultimate peek behind the curtain as the superstars of tomorrow present the legendary theatre’s best of the best created by some of the biggest names in the business. It’s the perfect fusion of Second City’s hysterical history, the comically cutting edge future and world famous improv! The Second City delivers the funny while touring the LOCATION ARTISTS globe. Many of comedy’s biggest names have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company, including Bill Murray, Canoa Hills Copper State Artists Exhibit John & Jim Belushi, John Candy, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Desert Hills Ceramics Club Exhibit Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Jason Sudeikis, and Saturday Night Las Campanas Beverly Foss Exhibit Live’s current “Weekend Update” co-anchor, Cecily Strong. The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in East Center Camera Club Exhibit December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small West Center Oct 1 - Nov 19 Mc Quarrie/Mason Exhibit cabaret theatre would become the most inﬂuential and proliﬁc Nov 20 - 22 Arts & Craft Show comedy theatre in the world. See the red-hot comedy talent of Nov 23 Dec 31 Santa Rita Art League Exhibit today perform on the West Center stage. You’ll laugh ‘til your The Second City Box Office Hours for West Center, Nov. 2014 To better serve our members, West Service Center and Box Ofﬁce is open weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm and on weekends and holidays from 10am-2pm. On program days, the West Center Box Ofﬁce is open for your convenience one hour prior to all performances. Below is a list of the dates for upcoming events. Mon., Nov. 3 - Movie Thurs., Nov. 13 - Event Sun., Nov. 16 - Event Wed., Nov. 19 - Movie Thurs., Nov. 6 - Concert Fri., Nov. 14 - Event Tues., Nov. 18 - Concert EXHIBITS FOR NOVEMBER 2014 November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 9 CALENDAR OF EVENTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Always A Bridesmaid is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who deﬁ nitively answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?” If you’ve ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride’s bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying “I do” or been forced to wear the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny comedy is deﬁ nitely for you ... and your dearly beloved! Always a Bridesmaid is directed by Green Valley favorite Roberta Konen. CR#31786/31787/31788. Members $12, Guests $14, General Public $16. MOVIES (Tickets are required for admission to all movies. It is recommended that tickets be reserved in advance. Members can obtain tickets at all major social center offices and Member Services Center.) Belle Monday, November 3, 2014, 2pm (Open Captioning) and 7pm, West Center Belle, is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her greatuncle Lord Mansﬁeld (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), November 2014 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY GVR LECTURE SERIES Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever ﬁ nd love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansﬁeld’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson. Directed by Amma Asante. Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images. 104 minutes, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2013. CR#31568/31569. Tickets are free to members and their guests. Concessions available. Million Dollar Arm Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 2pm (Open Captioning) and 7pm, West Center J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who ﬁ nds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games, Bernstein gets the idea of ﬁ nding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, he ﬁ nds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths. Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they ﬁ nd mastering a new sport in a foreign land a challenge. As these boys struggle in an alien culture, Bernstein must ﬁ nd a way to make their dream come true. Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi,Alan Arkin. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content. 124 minutes, Walt Disney Pictures, 2014. CR#31570/31571. Tickets are free to members and their guests. Concessions available. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 Movie Belle 9 10 17 Event Always A Bridesmaid 23 11 30 18 Concert The Second City 24 7 8 14 15 Concert Grace Kelly 12 25 13 Event Always A Bridesmaid Veteran’s Day 16 6 19 Event Always A Bridesmaid 20 21 22 27 28 29 Movie Million Dollar Arm 26 GVR Offices CLOSED Thanksgiving GVR Offices CLOSED Our Lectures Series is FREE and open to all GVR Members and the General Public. Additional information is available on ﬂ yers posted on GVR bulletin boards. •11/1 Tucson Audubon Society presents “Saving the Great American West: The Story of George Bird Grinnell” with Hugh Grinnell. Grinnell founded the ﬁ rst Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his ﬁeld journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials. Additionally, audiences will enjoy dozens of 19th-century photographs, which visually capture Grinnell’s many expeditions and discoveries. Desert Hills, 10am •11/1 Tucson Electric Power presents a TEP Home Energy Workshop. Learn free and low-cost energy efﬁciency measures you can implement at home to save energy and money. Participants will receive a free Energy Efﬁciency Kit worth more than $40. Registration is required. Course #30681. Desert Hills, 1pm •11/5 Northwest Medical presents Larissa Allen, MD, Gastroenterology. East Center, 9am •11/5 “Edible Roman Empire” what lessons can we learn about food and food ways from the Roman Empire? A surprising amount. Drawing on cutting edge archaeological techniques and the latest discoveries, Dr. Emma Blake weighs the costs and beneﬁts of the Roman Empire on nutrition and life expectancy as well as on the environment and culinary heritage. These insights into ancient food ways may provide guidance for our own future. The University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents their Downtown Lecture Series streaming live from the Fox Theatre and shown at the East Center auditorium. 6:30pm •11/6 Green Valley Gardeners presents “It’s time to plant for a spring wildﬂower bloom.” Bernie Jilka & Gary Maskarinee, Nighthawk Native Nursery. Desert Hills, 9:30am •11/7 The Green Valley Parkinson’s Group presents “Handling Anxiety, Hallucinations and More.” Christopher Wiegand, MD, Movement Disorders Specialist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona. East Center, 1pm •11/12 “Food for Pleasure, Vitality, and Health” glutenfree, sugar-free, vegan, organic, whole, raw, grass-fed, probiotic, non-GMO, no-carb, low-carb, slow-carb, Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean. Join Dr. Victoria Maizes as she draws on current science to demystify the latest diet trends and offer strategies for selecting food for pleasure, vitality, and health. The University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents their Downtown Lecture Series streaming live from the Fox Theatre and shown at the East Center auditorium. 6:30pm •11/13 Green Valley Gardeners presents Robert Webb “Indoor Plants-Especially for lowlight conditions.” Desert Hills, 9:30am •11/13 The University of Arizona Arthritis Center presents Michael Dohm, MD Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Dohm will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments. Canoa Hills, 10am •11/20 The Green Valley Health Education Association presents an update on the new Green Valley Hospital slated to open in 2015. Canoa Hills, 9am •11/20 Tucson Orthopaedic Institute presents “What’s New in Foot and Ankle Surgery? Dr. Geoffrey Landis, D.O. East Center, 2pm •11/21 Dr. Hermant Kudrimoti of the Carondelet Neurological Institute will speak about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, reasons some people are more susceptible, latest treatments and advancements, importance of spousal and family support in tackling the disease, signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s, things you can do to keep your brain sharp into your senior years. East Center, 1pm Page 10 Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014 Winner Of La Tienda Drawing Esther Boston was the lucky winner of a beautiful decorated gourd. Each month La Tienda Shop donates a drawing prize crafted by one of its artisans. This month’s prize was designed and crafted by Nancy Estes. Because Esther has lived in her new house only four months and is still decorating, she was especially pleased to win the attractive gourd and immediately knew that she would put it on her new sofa table to show it off to the best advantage. Esther and her husband moved from San Jose, California to Green Valley, primarily to take advantage of the warm sunny weather. Esther has joined a book club and hopes to take Italian and exercise classes in the near fu- ture. She ﬁ nds Green Valley a delightful place to live and looks forward to having her three children and three grandchildren come to visit and see her new home. La Tienda Shop is located at GVR’s West Center. All items are hand-crafted and reasonably priced. Shoppers will ﬁ nd a large selection of jewelry, photography, decorated gourds, woven and hand-sewn pieces, children’s items, home decor, ceramics, wooden bowls, and glass. The shop is open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Be sure to sign up for the monthly drawing prize when you shop. Abrego South Thursday Ladies’ Bridge Argentine Tango Club Billiards Club of Green Valley Join one of the longest-playing bridge clubs in Green Valley! Abrego South Thursday Ladies’ Bridge Club welcomes new members at any time. Our dues are $2 per year, and we do play all year round! We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive club with a variety of playing styles and ability levels. Come check us out...plan to arrive at 12:15pm as play begins promptly at 12:30pm. Bring 50 cents each time to play (and pennies for under tricks!)...the winnings are distributed according to the number of women/tables playing that day. Welcome back Snowbirds! Let’s dance! Please join us in learning more about this sensuous style of dance and its intricate and intoxicating music. Our next Milonga (Argentine Tango Social Dance) will be held on Saturday, November 8th, at the Santa Rita Springs Anza Room. The ever popular Tango Rosano will be providing both classic and modern tunes for your dancing enjoyment. All GVR members and authorized guests are invited to dance and/or enjoy the music. A free Tango lesson is available at 6:00 pm, dancing from 6:30 – 9:30. The club sponsors free weekly Argentine Tango Practicas (informal tango dancing) on most Sundays from 3:00 – 5:30pm. Experience and a partner are not required. Free lessons in Argentine Tango Basics are provided by our members. In the place of the November Argentine Tango classes, the club is hosting a free practica for our members on Fridays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Santa Rita Springs Anza Room. Singles, GVR Member drop-ins, and observers are welcome. For more information, watch for posters in the recreation centers, join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/ GVRArgentineTangoClub1/ or contact Beverly or Chuck by phone at 625-3488 The Billiards Club provides an opportunity for GVR members to participate in recreational billiard playing by arranging competitive opportunities for all levels. This venue provides an avenue for members to meet other individuals who enjoy the game of billiards. Dues to join for 2014 were $3 but for new members can pay $4 for the balance of 2014 and all of 2015. Prior to joining you may participate in one of the party pool events. Members of the Club are put on an email distribution list to be advised of upcoming events and tournaments. If you don’t have email look for ﬂ iers posted at the GVR centers. Applications can be found at each of the billiards rooms or found under the document tab of the club’s website. To access the website and check the calendar of events search the web for Billiards Club of Green Valley or use the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/billiardsclubofgreenvalley. You will also ﬁ nd us on the GVR website under Activities and then drop-down “Sports Clubs”. On Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9am to noon women have time reserved for drop-in play at Desert Hills Billiards Room. This is outside of club activities and all women are welcome. GVR website under Activities and then dropdown “Drop-in”. Alaska Club Attention Alaskans and former Alaskans! The Alaska Club meets once a month from November through March. The Alaska Club Welcome Back Potluck Dinner will be at Desert Hills Social Center on Tuesday, November 11 at 5:30pm. Bring a dish to share and your own beverage, place setting, and eating utensils. All current or former Alaskans who are GVR members are invited. We will be discussing the upcoming election for Alaska Club ofﬁcers. This is your opportunity to help keep your Alaska Club alive. Join us and participate! If you have questions, please contact an Alaska Club ofﬁcer: Larry Wolf, Treasurer, 867-6457, or Barb Jackson, Secretary, 625-3213. GVR Amigas Club It’s time to register for the Amigas Annual Meeting on November 14 beginning at 4:30pm at Las Campanas! In addition to electing ofﬁcers, we have two minor by-law revisions. Amigas members, watch your newsletter for more information. We will also have some fun surprises for the event! Members whose GVR ending numbers are odd are asked to bring either a hearty appetizer or a sweet to serve 8-10. Everyone is urged to BYOB, whether it is wine, an adventurous cocktail or something milder. To register, call Mary Gilroy at 719-337-9435 or e-mail [email protected] com by November 12. See your newsletter for more information. Our next Coffee Time is November 22 from 9am-11am at Las Campanas. Drop in with your coffee cup and we will supply the treats. This is a great way to make new friends. If you see someone with a stick-on name tag, she is new to Amigas. Please bring her into the conversation and get to know her! We want to be as welcoming to new people as possible. And watch for a ﬂyer at a GVR center for information about our new event, the Amigas Meet and Greet. Midweek Progressive Bridge Club On Thursday evenings at Desert Hills starting at 6:30pm, we meet for Progressive (party) Bridge. You must have a partner and be a GVR Member to join us. Five rounds are played, with each round consisting of ﬁve hands. You start with your partner for the ﬁrst round and then change partners for the remaining four rounds. Please arrive by 6:00pm and start playing at 6:30pm. Each round takes approximately 30 minutes, and we usually end by 9pm. If you are interested please call Cathy or Joe Musacchia at 648-1373; or better yet show up with your partner. Dues are $2.00 per person per year and 50 cents per person per night. Arts & Crafts Association On November 5th, the Arts & Crafts Association Club will meet at Desert Hills Auditorium at 1 pm. There will be a Make-n-Take project; we will be decorating photo frames under the guidance of Carmen Nyland. Please bring your “Bling” or whatever you wish to decorate with. Think, unmatched earrings, beads, fall and Christmas items, pearls, twine, wire, etc. You are only limited by your creativity & your imagination! Frames will be provided, but it is suggested that you bring tweezers or any needed item for your particular decorating idea. Come join us and see what we are all about! Annual dues are just $5 with the ﬁ rst guest visit free and anything after that is $2 per meeting as a guest. Constance O’Brien is the contact at 625-1353. Please leave a message. December’s 3rd’s program of the Arts & Crafts Association will be a theatrical/musical presentation by the Valley Players only at 1 pm. It is a Holiday “Open House” from 1pm-3pm with light refreshments & a Make-n-Take project for attendees. Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season! Bocce Club The Bocce Club invites you to join our club at Canoa Hills Recreation Center. It is an excellent activity for anyone whose knees and shoulder can no longer take the rigors of tennis or the golf swing. Anyone who has played pool or has bowled can master the technique of bocce. The courts have recently been poured with cement all around the courts and pathways to make it safer to walk on. The club has the courts reserved on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the mornings. The fall and winter season’s start time is 8:30am. The courts are reserved for Wednesday club play in the afternoon starting at 1:30pm. Just come by the courts and teams will be drawn the day of play. For more information call Sally Ryan at 399-3580. Desert Hill Ladies’ Bridge Come join us for an afternoon of fun and social bridge at Desert Hills. We meet on Thursday afternoon at 12:30pm and play starts at 12:50pm. The dues are $3.00 a year and we put in 50 cents every Thursday and winnings distributed for high Our winter hours are now in effect. Monday – Friday 9am scores. Contact Sandy Schmidt (520) 300-4114. – 4pm and Saturday 9am to noon. Phone number is (520) 6481314. Look for us at www.gvcameraclub.org or at the Santa Rita Recreation Village in The Springs (upper rear parking lot – ‘cross the footbridge). Come by the club for an informative tour. Our November Field Trips are scheduled for November 1 Come and join Desert ScrapRats at Las Campanas Recre– Sonoita Wine Tasting, November 4 -Hacienda De La Canoa ation center for sewing fun and fellowship. We have demos by Ranch and November 13 – Tucson Windows & Doors. Our our members, share our knowledge and love of quilting, and 10 week camera course starts in early January, 2015. Try scan- show and tell. Our new year began in October, and we will be ning, classes, special interest groups, photo scavenger hunts having a quilt show next March with the Valley Quilters Guild. and software for making your photos into works of art. All Dues are only $5.00 for the year. We meet at 1:00 PM in one of GVR Members are invited to join the Camera Club. the meeting rooms. Look for the quilted banner on the door. Green Valley Camera Club Desert ScrapRats Quilting Club November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 11 Canadian Club of Green Valley Clay Studio of Green Valley Eastern States Club The Canadian Club of Green Valley is holding their annual Fall Picnic on Saturday, November 29th from 12-3 pm, at Santa Rita Springs Recreation Centre, on the roof patio. All Canadians, who are members of GVR are welcome to attend this event. Guests are welcome, but a guest card will be required at the door. This is a potluck picnic so attendees are asked to bring their own plates, cutlery, beverage and a food dish item, serving 10-12 people. Please register with Bev Greig at 520-625-0791 or [email protected] The Clay Studio of Green Valley is focused on providing an opportunity for creative expression and a ﬂexible work place where members can come together to enjoy our hobbies in clay and share our creative skills - a place that is both recreational and educational and will enhance the quality of our members’ lives. The Clay Studio is a hobby studio operating as an all volunteer organization. Our extensive facilities include a wheel room, sculpture and handbuilding rooms, plus a large workspace for glazing and general work. We also do raku and horse hair ﬁ rings. An Introduction to the Clay Studio class through the GVR catalogue is required for membership, and after that we provide ongoing workshops. We have very helpful talented members who share their expertise. Membership is $30 a year. You can create almost anything in clay and new members are always amazed at what they accomplish! Everyone has “artistic ability” when they play in clay! Located in The Santa Rita Springs Center, the clay studio is open seven days a week when a monitor is present. Stop by for a tour and see the beautiful pieces that come out of our studio. The Eastern States Club of Green Valley will kick off the new season on Monday, November 10th at the Desert Hills Auditorium with a night of “Decadence and Dancing”. A full evening of music for your dancing and listening pleasure by the Mike Finkelstein Quintet featuring Joey Lessa on vocals. A night of decadent desserts including delicious cakes, ﬁne wines, liquors and more. The evening begins at 5:30pm and the music from 6pm to 8pmk. All GVR members are welcome to attend but must make a reservation to ensure seating. Please call Bob Ogus at 520-908-7317 for information Canasta Club “Gobble, gobble, gobble”’ that’s turkey for “come play Canasta.” Canasta club membership is only $5.00 for GVR members per year that enables you to play Canasta, at the East Center, two days a week on Friday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm. We play 2 deck Canasta. We laugh, socialize and have pot-luck lunches ﬁve or six 6 times during the year. Arrive by 12:30pm to sign in, short membership meeting and 1:00PM “gobble, gobble” (“play Canasta.”) Questions call Bonnie Bachmann 625-5270 October high scorer players: Carol Wood, Suzanne Phillips, Jan Marchiniak, Irene Robinson, Candi Barrall, Judy Hall, Millie Paluch, Betty Machota, Marie Montoya, Ron Sposato, Anna Marie, Mary Schreiber, Sharon Cook, Pat Kempt Kathryn Priehs, Bonnie Bachmann and Julie Jacques. Ceramics Club Don’t miss our beautiful Ceramic Art Exhibit at the Desert Hills Recreation Center lobby, throughout the month of November. We have many special items painted by our members to see. Our studio window has many items for sale too. We invite you to come peek in at what’s going on in our studio, located on the upper level at Desert Hills. It’s lots of fun! For more information call the Ceramics Studio at (520) 399-2818. East Center Duplicate Bridge Club Join for fun and duplicate bridge on Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Bring a partner and register prior to 12:45pm. Playing fee is .75 per person and dues are $1.00 per year payable the second time you play. Contact Ray Austin (520) 400-5327. Scores are posted on the internet at gvbridge.com and prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each direction are paid the next time you play. All skill levels are welcome and our Bridge Club is non-sanctioned. Computer Club of Green Valley Are you stumped by Windows 8 or the latest Android device? The Computer Club of Green Valley, located at Santa Rita Springs, offers instruction and use of the very latest in Windows, Apple and Android devices, including computers, pads and advanced digital photo editing equipment. Members, both novice and advanced, have the opportunity forhands-on experience with the latest in computers and devices. We have dozens of classes at no extra charge, ranging from Beginners Q&A to hands-on instruction on word processing and spreadsheets, as well as Genealogy. You can convert old slides to digital images, and LPs and VCR tapes to DVDs. Call for information on our two investment groups that meet weekly. Our monthly general meetings are open to all GVR members, in the Anza Room on the third Tuesday of the month October-April, at 1:30pm featuring speakers on timely, interesting and informative topics. The $25 yearly membership fee (family $35) includes dozens of classes at no additional charge. Go to www.ccgvaz.org to see all we have to offer. Questions, call the Club at (520) 6254508. Stop in for a visit and tour - you’ll be welcomed by our volunteer monitors. Colorado Club GVR Hearts Club If you’ve ever lived in Colorado and belong to GVR join us for the Colorado Club Social Potluck and entertainment at Las The Hearts Club plays every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm Campanas Saturday, November 1st at 5pm. Bring your place at the Las Campanas Recreation Center. We have a very pleas- setting, beverage, and GRV number. Our December 6th social ant and fun group, so please come and join us. For more infor- will be Hor D’Oeuvres and desserts with entertainment at Las Campanas at 5pm. Any questions call Judy (520) 625-1151. mation contact Marty Allen, Club President at 625-9279. Continental Shopping Plaza Friends and Admirers of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Join FATSO for delightful evenings of dinner and round-trip bus transportation to Tucson Music Hall and performances by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Green Valley Duplicate Bridge Club The Green Valley Duplicate Bridge Club is one of the oldest and largest clubs in GVR with more than 300 members. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). Membership in ACBL is encouraged but not mandatory. The club plays sanctioned bridge on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:00 pm in the Canoa Hills Recreation Center. All GVR members are welcome to join. Club membership is $1.00 per calendar year and the game fee is usually $1.00 per person/$2.00 per pair. Entries must be purchased at least 5 minutes before the game begins. Bridge lessons are available on scheduled dates for club members with some bridge experience. Lessons are free, but there is a small charge for materials. Classes begin on the ﬁrst Friday of October and again on the ﬁrst Friday of February; classes last 8 weeks. The next class began on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the East Recreation Center. Brenda Sonderegger is the club’s bridge instructor; call her at 520.399.2112 for details. Further information can be found on our web site: www.gvbridge. com or by calling Club President John Ziegelbauer 520.399.0438 or Club Manager Al Bowman 520.625.8607. Come join the fun! Never Settle For Less Offering Personalized Service 2nd Look Review Peace of Mind Don’t miss all the Country Fair excitement! www.shopgv.com 1-19 & Continental Road Green Valley, Arizona Corporations, Partnerships, All States, Extensions, Audit Services, Bookkeeping, Business Services 210 W. Continental Road, Suite 134 Continental Shopping Plaza -" &&&!$ $" XNLV178758 XNLV178755 October 22 to October 25 Sidewalk Sale-Art Show-Plant Sale and much, much more! XNLV178762 GEORGE HANSON, CONDUCTOR 'PS'"540NFNCFSTIJQJOGPSNBUJPOt$BMM+BOF#SZBOUt&NBJMKBOFSVB!DPYOFU We invite GVR Members and their Guests to stop by and see what we have to offer! Drop in on any Thursday from 12:30pm-4pm (year-round) and Friday mornings from 9am to 12 Noon (January – October.) We are located in the Desert Hills Art Room, upper level. Fabric Painting opens up endless opportunities for transforming not only your wardrobe but also your home. It enables you to create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art (t-shirts, jackets, purses, scarves) or to design some special cushion covers, curtains, or wall hangings. Personal creations also make perfect holiday gifts for family and friends. The club provides all painting supplies and patterns, as well as helpful monitors who are available to assist with your project if necessary. Simply bring an item you wish to transform and an eagerness to learn. Our yearly dues are $10 per year. For more information or if you have any questions at all, please contact Cheryl Walters at (419)204-9045. Where Shopping is a Personal Experience SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2014 TSO Chorus Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No 1 Handel: Messiah Highlights Fabric Painting Club Page 12 Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014 Autumn in Green Valley Green Valley Rubber Stampers Green Valley Table Tennis Club Come join the Green Valley Dance Club for our November 15th dance at Canoa Hills Recreation Center. Music for the evening will be provided by TWO’S COMPANY from 7pm till 9:30pm. Registration begins at 6:30pm. Non Dance ClubGVR Members $8.00, Guests from out of the Green Valley area $8.00 and Dance Club Members $5.00. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Water and glasses will be provided. Casual to dressy dance attire is requested. For further information contact Elaine Cederbaum (520)6253499 or e-mail to [email protected] We have fun.... Come join us!!!!! Have you checked out the Desert Hills Social Center Art Room window? It’s full of beautiful cards for your use with just a small donation. These cards have been made by our current membership and are well worth your attention. The club meets every Tuesday 9am-4pm and would love to have you stop by, meet us and check out what we are making. Right now we are ﬁnishing our Christmas cards for family and friends. If you like what you see, join us we have lots of tools for your use and for $5.00 dues per year it’s a great deal!! Our workshop this month is on the 25th at 10:30am and 1:30pm. No matter what your skill level, you are always welcome. For further info contact Joyce Lambert, President 777-6530 or Kay Beaudry, Vice President 495-4733. The Green Valley Table Tennis Club invites you to join our club; enjoy the fellowship and get a work out at the same time. We play at West Center 2 to 3 times weekly, 8am to 11am in the morning. The club has many levels of players and the club provides all the equipment. Our club dues are $10 per year. The dues are used to purchase equipment and pot luck gatherings. The club’s play schedule is online at www.greenvalleyttc.com. Randy Drenning - President: 520-481-5187 and Dan Jones - Vice President: 520-398-0123 Green Valley Forum Club The Green Valley Forum Club meets every Wednesday to listen to presentations and programs that are mind-expanding, informative, challenging and quite often just plain entertaining. Our meetings are held in the Desert Hills Social Center Auditorium, 9:00am to 10:00am. No need for reservations or tickets. Dues are $2.00 per year. You must be a GVR member to attend. •November 5: “Hiking Adventures in China” Bill Adamson, Green Valley hiker and biker will share his experiences from his recent hiking adventures in China. Highlights will include the Great Wall of China, a sacred mountain, a hike down a canyon and many other historic places. •November 12: “Relief for Fibromyalgia” Dr. Trent Freeman will present the fourth of a Good Health series. Learn what are some of the causes of this devastating disease and also learn about some new techniques and treatments being offered for relief. •November 19: “The Andean Mountains of Ecuador” Doug Moore, naturalist and nature illustrator/photographer will describe the marvels of Ecuador, home to one of the greatest bio diversities on the earth. He will also show how the local people work to conserve their land and live substantially with nature. •November 26: “The O’odham Village of Wa:k (4000 BC to 1756)” Craig Reid, training coordinator of the San Xavier docents will do a presentation about the early history of the O’odham village of Wa:k. The presentation will include the village history through the Jesuit period of missionaries, before the construction of the Mission of San Xavier del Bac. National Mah Jongg Club Our club meets every Wednesday afternoon in the Fiesta Room at Santa Rita Springs to play this unique, ancient Chinese tile game. We play from 1pm to 4pm. You will need to have knowledge of the game and have a current National Mah Jongg League card. We would love for you to come and join us. Green Valley Volleyball Club Aerobic exercise, friendly competition, and camaraderie all come together at the Volleyball Club of Green Valley. With three venues to choose from and games six days of the week, volleyball players of Green Valley are never bored. Regular outdoor volleyball is played on a sand court three mornings a week at 8 am. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings it is at the East Center court. On Saturday mornings it is at Abrego South. Wallyball (so named because the ball can be bounced off the walls) is played in the Las Campanas racquetball court. These games happen every weekday from 2 to 4pm and from 1 to 3pm on Saturdays. To participate court shoes are required (sneakers that are worn only indoors, so sand or dirt doesn’t scratch the ﬂoors). Water volleyball is perhaps the most jovial of the three. A net is strung across and teams try hard to keep the ball from getting wet. Splashing around in the pool is a great way to stay cool as the temperature heats up outdoors. Any GVR member is welcome to try out one, or all three of the fun variations on the game of volleyball. Green Valley Squares Green Valley Travel Club Join us on November 21, 2014 at 9:00am for a video presentation: Four Greek Islands by Larry Springford at Las Campanas Recreation Center. We are a group of Green Valley residents who love to travel or just enjoy hearing about the adventures of others. Each month our program consists of members showing videos or slide shows of trips they have taken. We also share helpful travel tips that members have picked up during their journeys. As a member you have the opportunity to show off your trip photos to an appreciative audience. We meet the 3rd Friday of each month at 9:00am at Las Campanas Recreation Center. Membership is only $5.00 per year and includes refreshments at each meeting. You are invited to be our guest for your ﬁ rst meeting. Contact LaVicie Runkle, President at (520) 648-2999 or Geneva Halliday, Program Coordinator, (313) 610-7892 for further information. We’re having a free party, and all GVR members are invited. Bring your GVR card and come to Canoa Hills Rec Center on Monday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Our professional instructors, Rick Gittelman and Bob & Lynn Van Atta, will have you up and dancing squares or rounds (or both) before the evening is out. We’ll have some light refreshments available to sustain you, and lots of our club members in attendance to answer questions and help you through the beginning steps. (We enjoy this party, too!) Then you can decide if you want to take the GVR classes listed in the latest class catalog. They’ll be starting immediately or in the next week, and you can read up on what’s being offered in advance of the party so you can ask questions there. If you can’t make it to the party, check out the catalog and try out the classes yourself. No partner necessary for square dancing, but round dancing, like ballroom, is a couples’ activity. Just wear some non-sticky-soled shoes and casual clothes. “Build lasting friendships while enjoying an afternoon of Try to get to the classes as soon as possible after the start date poker.” so you won’t be too far behind. Welcome back Snowbirds! You have been gone too long! Poker is alive and well in Green Valley. Come out and join the games. Maybe even win a few bucks. We have been in existence for more than 30 years. Enjoy the game of Poker as well as the camaraderie of its members. We play for small stakes. The tennis club promotes tennis in Green Valley with the All games are Hi-Low so there are (mostly) 2 winners in each goal to improve the tennis experience for all Green Valley Rec- hand. We play Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud and Crazy Pinereation players. Membership applications are available at the apple. Not familiar? We’ll teach you. Tennis Hut at the West Center. Ten dollars a year gets you free We play at Desert Hills, lower level in Room C, Monday access to the automated reservation system, six potlucks a year thru Friday 12:55pm to 4:30 pm. Signup is between 12:30pm on the second Sunday of October through April, Quick Start and 12:45pm. Play when you feel like it. There is no commitTennis for adult new tennis players begins on Fridays noon to ment to play every day or any day. 1:30pm at the East tennis center. Membership is open to GVR members and guests only. If Save the following dates: Social Mixer-December 27th, Jack interested in joining, dues are $5 to join and $2 per calendar Frost tournament-January 3rd, 2015, Annual Membership year. Play once without joining to see if you like it. Call Bob meeting/potluck-January 11th. Go to our web site at www. Hyden (625-1355) or Bob Northrup (207-6745) for more inforgvtennis.com for more information. Join the over 400 mem- mation…or better yet, stop by and see for yourself. bers by contacting Rey Otto, Membership Chairman or Brad Stillahn, President. GVR Men’s Poker Club Green Valley Tennis Club Shuffleboard Club GVR Pinochle Club Learn to play pinochle (or refresh your skills) at the free pinochle classes being provided each Monday in November at Las Campanas, Acacia room from 1pm to 3pm. Lessons are free. Please contact Dean Capes to reserve a space. (New players should plan to attend each of the four sessions). All GVR members and guests are welcome to join the Pinochle Club with ﬁve evenings of play each week. Single deck Pinochle is played at East Center each Tuesday and Thursday and at Las Campanas on Wednesday. Double deck Pinochle is played on Wednesday at Las Campanas and Thursday at East Center. Check in is 5:45pm and play starts at 6:00pm sharp. All levels of players are welcome. Members, remember NO CARDS on November 26, 2014. (Thanksgiving) Members, mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting/Holiday Party which will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Las Campanas at noon until 6pm. Business: 2015 Pinochle Board of Directors elected and approval of the By-Laws. Nominations are due on or before November 29th 2014. For more information contact Dean Capes, Club President at 647-9916. Free lesson for ladies and men – Monday 9am at the West Center Shufﬂeboard courts. Taking our free Shufﬂeboard lessons will teach you all the basics of the game. Contact John Tams 625-2226. Shufﬂeboard events for November and December: 9am Mondays-West Center; lessons John Tams 625-2226 for information. 9am Thursdays-Round Robin play; we draw cards for match and a three game set. New players have their own courts and will be assisted. 9am Saturdays-Fall league play; Abrego South, Desert Hills, Casa Paloma 2, and West Center. November 18-Rincon Tournament on the Tucson Courts. For information contact Janette Lucas 625-4973. December 8 & 9-Memorial Tournament (75 years and older) at West Center, Janette Lucas 625-4973 and Jim Maxwell 444-6462. Recent tournament results from Shoot-out tournament winners: John Tams, Ray Walker, Vince Ercolani and Bill Sullivan. Consolation bracket: Paul Sauve, Val Gordon, Jane Jackson and Marvin Gordon. All shufﬂeboard courts are open for casual play. Contact club president Ray Asbjornson at (520) 591-6557. November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 13 GVR Iowa Club Michigan Club Pacific Northwest Club of GV What could be more enjoyable on a lovely winter evening in Green Valley than to gather with fellow Iowans and congratulate each other on escaping the frigid blasts of an Iowa winter? Our monthly meetings, December through April, are a great way to meet new friends and reminisce about “the corn state!” We begin at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner and entertainment or a short program. Prepaid reservations are a must and are due seven days before the meeting. GVR membership or a GVR guest card is required. Annual dues are $5. Our upcoming December 3rd meeting will feature Christmas music by the amazing Mariachis Azteca Del Sol. Don’t miss this special evening! For information contact: Sandy Haegele, (520)269-6740 or Jerry Ferris, (520)625-4116. Welcome back to all our Michigan family. The Michigan Club has put together an exciting year of dinners and entertainment. We can look forward to a whole array of diverse fun ﬁ lled evenings. Our November meeting will be held on November 5th, and we will enjoy a catered dinner followed by great entertainment. To make your reservation for this meeting, please send a check with your GVR number on it to: Michigan Club, PO Box 232, Green Valley, AZ 85614. For further information, please call (520) 393-0381. Reservations are due by October 31st. Also, don’t miss our December meeting on December 3rd. The Michigan Club holds monthly meetings the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month from November through April with reservations due the Friday before the meeting. All Michiganians who are GVR members are welcome to attend. The cost for each monthly meeting is $20 which includes entertainment and a delicious catered meal. Come and get together with other Michiganians...renewing old friendships and making new ones. The ﬁrst meeting of the 2014/2015 season of the Paciﬁc Northwest Club of Green Valley will be held Saturday, November 8, at the Desert Hills Social Center at 5:00 PM. If you are a past or present resident of Idaho, Oregon or Washington and a member in good standing with GVR that is looking to meet new friends come and join us. A-M bring a main dish to serve 6-8 and N-Z bring a salad or vegetable to serve 6-8. The Club will provide coffee and soft drinks. If you enjoy a cold adult beverage (CAB) bring the one of your choice. It is recommended that you bring your own place setting unless you are enraptured by the paper plates and plastic utensils that the Club has available. For more info contact: Fred Taylor 625-2308. Lapidary and Silversmithing Club Mark these dates on your calendar: Friday and Saturday, November 21st. and 22nd. Grab your running shoes, your cash, your checkbook, and your credit cards! At West Center on these dates you will ﬁ nd the greatest selection of beautiful hand-crafted Christmas Gifts you have ever seen. And if that is not enough, this year’s selection of rafﬂe prizes is awesome. The price per ticket is still the same $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00; an amazing bargain at the 46th ANNUAL ARTISANS FESTIVAL. Need breakfast, lunch or a snack to ease the hunger pangs while you are shopping? For a nominal fee Sweet Peas, will provide you with a wonderful assortment of delicious cuisine from its varied menu. Bring your friends and family. Meet a wonderful group of talented vendors and have the time of your life during this weekend ﬁ lled with fun and laughter. Roun-de-Lays Dance Club The ROUN-DE-LAYS DANCE CLUB invites Round Dancers to join them each Tuesday evening (November through March) at 7:00pm at the Canoa Hills Recreation Center for an evening of enjoyable dancing cued by Ronnie and Bonnie Bond. Bring your dance shoes and join us in the fun. For additional information, contact Mike Killian at 648-3126 or Clayton Messelt at 77-4823. Santa Rita Art League The SRAL’s next general meeting is on November 13 at 1pm in the Anza Room at the Santa Rita Springs Center. Deborah Voyda Rogers will demonstrate “Horses” in ink & watercolor. A workshop is scheduled for November 17 -19 contact GVR for signup. The next Board meeting is TBA. SRAL Winter Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, when a Studio Group or monitor is on hand. Call the studio, 547-3976 before visiting. The following groups are scheduled in the studio: Design - November 19 from 1 – 4pm; Pastel- 1st & 3rd Monday 9am – 12pm; Abstract Briggade – 2nd Fri at 9:30am. All GVR members are welcome. Dues are $25.00. New open shows in the fall: “Art Real”, deadline is November 1st, exhibit is scheduled for November 23 – December 30, West Center; “Landscape” deadline is November 14, the exhibit is December 4 – January 02, 2015, Beth Shalom Temple; “Southwest” deadline is December18, exhibit is January 02, 2015 – February 6, Beth Shalom Temple; “Masters” deadline is December 18, exhibit is January 1 – 31, 2015, West Center. Coming in 2015: Juried - Eva Briggs Art Competition & All Members’ Art Show. Check the website for requirements and START PAINTING NOW!! SRAL members’ paintings are featured at Canoa Hills (show change on November 15th) and Desert Hills. Visit the website www.srart.org for all questions or call Sally Bryan at 716-397-8099. Pickleball Club Pickleball has been called the fastest-growing sport in North American. It is a combination of badminton, ping-pong, and tennis. The court is about one-third the size of a tennis court. It has grown tremendously recently due to the number of baby boomers who were once active and now can’t quite cover a tennis court. It has grown because once you try it, you’re addicted. It is a game you can actually play and enjoy from the very ﬁrst day. GVR pickleball courts are located at the East and Canoa Ranch Centers. Want to learn? Join Intro to Pickleball this fall at East Center from 4 PM until dusk on Tuesday and Thursday. And/or, Beginners - Pickleball 101 - this Course consisting of three (3) lessons from 1:30pm-5:00pm at East Center on February 2, 9, 16, 2015 for $15 per person. Limited to 36 students. Pickleball paddles supplied. Check the GVR website or course catalog. Please register with GVR Main Ofﬁce, East Center, Canoa Hills, Desert Hills or Las Campanas Centers. Questions? Call Paul May 648-2151 or Donna Coon 648-1007. See Green Valley Pickleball Club website for schedule and videos - http://www.greenvalleypickleball.org. Wright-Patterson Mah Jongg Club If you’re looking for an inexpensive but enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, this may be your answer. The Wright-Patterson Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the Acacia Room at the Las Campanas Recreation Center. The club encourages mixing of players by drawing for player tables just before 12:30pm. The club also welcomes observers so you can determine if you’d like to learn this version of Mah Jongg. For further information, call Club President Judy Cunnyngham (6259671), or Vice President/Instructor Lois Wilhelm (818-1600). FRIENDS IN DEED November Happenings FRIDAY SOCIAL EVENTS VAN TRIPS At Heartland, we proudly provide hospice care wherever our patients call home. The house they’ve lived in for decades, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or anywhere else they and the greatest comfort. Nov 4 Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods 8:30am/12:30pm 11/7 Pima Co. Cooperative Ext. to offer consumer advice as well as Nov 6 Park Place Mall 9:00am/3:00pm good lifestyle choices. Nov 7 The Time Machine Museum 9:00am/2:00pm 11/14 “Are Your Affairs In Order”? Nov 11 Trader Joe’s/Sprouts 8:30am/12:30pm Help is here to advise us on this important issue. Nov 13 Tucson Mall 9:00am/3:00pm 11/21 “Leagalshield” will be here to help Nov 18 Trader Joe’s/Roma’s 8:30am/12:30pm us with legal problems. No charge! Nov 20 Park Place Mall 9:00am/3:00pm 11/28 Birthday Time and Thanksgiving. Nov 25 Trader Joe’s/Sprouts 8:30am/12:30am Join us in giving “thanks” and Nov 27 Closed celebrating November birthdays. DISPATCHER FOR ALL RIDES CALL 520-625-4424 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley Office: 520-625-1150 www.fid-gv.org ♥ Equipment and supplies XNLV17872 ♥ Palliative (comforting) treatments XNLV179023 Dispatch open: M-F 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Main Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM M-F Blood Pressure Clinics: Tuesday and Friday 8:30 - 10:30 AM Every Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00 at Community Connect ♥ Medication management ♥ Psychosocial and spiritual support ♥ Bereavement services ♥ Pain and symptom ♥ Patient and family education management 75 W. Calle De Las Tiendas, Green Valley, AZ 85614 Phone: 520-625-4368 | Fax: 520-625-1188 3112 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone: 520-325-2790 | Fax: 520-325-3270 www.heartlandhospice.com Page 14 Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014 / F F EB. F EJD BSF SF T P VSD F % BW JE+ ¹D P NF J D F OT F E4 BM F T " HF OU 5 5 : XNLV178759 XNLV178754 GREEN VALLEY LAPIDARY & SILVERSMITH CLUB PRESENTS 46TH ANNUAL 655hg5R5o 5j 655hh5R5o 5j WEST SOCIAL CENTER gggg5 5R5 655nklgj . . Over Talented Local Artists Hand Crafted One of a Kind Pieces of Jewelry & Art 5,.5ń5,#4-5R5))50#&&5 A Great Time to Purchase Your Holiday Gifts FREE Admission XNLV177550 &(-5,5#(-/,5.",)/!"5 (#.&.",5(-/,(5)'*(35 (5#.-5 ̑&#.5)'*(#-6 55#,5 0(.!5),!(#4.#)(51#."55 #,5)(.,.85 : @ @ " D D F QU F E ' $ % " $ FREE Parking XNLV178681 XNLV174623 November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 15 GVR Professional Services Personal Trainers Available to Members GVR’s ﬁtness professionals can provide instruction on the proper use of equipment, assess your ﬁtness level, improve your current workout routine or develop an exercise program just for you! Training is conducted at Las Campanas, Santa Rita Springs, East Social Center, Canoa Hills, Desert Hills, and Canoa Ranch. There is a fee paid to the trainer for their services. Please contact the trainer listed below to schedule an appointment. Shelley Whitlatch •Owner of “FitnessSpecialties, LLC” GVR ﬁtness orientation instructors and certiﬁed personal trainers •MS in Exercise Physiology •Health Promotion Coordinator for the Pima Council on Aging Matter of Balance and Enhanced Fitness programs •Well-known ﬁtness consultant for older adults and special populations •Teaches group aerobics and chair ﬁtness •Presents lectures on ﬁtness and wellness topics for over 25 years. •To schedule an appointment with a “FitnessSpecialties” trainer, please call 3493037 or ﬁ[email protected]m. There is a fee for these services. Ray Wardlaw Available for private or group tennis lessons. USPTA Pro 2. Over 20 years of instructional experience. Phone: 625-0274 You will be expected to reserve or schedule court time for your lesson. There is a fee for this service. Take Lessons from GVR’s Teaching Tennis Professional Glenda Martinez •Specialized Exercise Training Company (SET) •Medical Nurse, Licensed by Arizona Board of Nursing (LPN) •Certiﬁed, American Institute of Fitness Educators in “Older Adult Fitness” •Certiﬁed, American Academy of Health & Fitness in “Post Rehab Condition Specialist” •Specializing in high risk medical client training for over 15 years. There is a fee for this service. Phone: 520-298-3941 (ofﬁce) or 520-979-1216 (mobile) Email: [email protected] GVR Approved Caterers Arizona Family Restaurant Don Herk/Kathy Wagner 80 W Esperanza Blvd. Green Valley, AZ 85614 625-3680 Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue James Burgett 15990 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd Sahuarita, AZ 85745 999-1581 Catalina International Caterers Bruce & Lois Stone 1645 S Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711 745-8100 National Pizza Parties Angelique Lineberger 7501 E. Toronto St. Tucson, AZ 85730 888-9359 Culinary Design Debbie Graves 2366 N Lake Star Drive Tucson, AZ 85749 320-3909 Optimist Club of GV/Sahuarita Sue Woodward PO Box 425 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 520-625-8289 The Greens Elizabeth Villigran 101-57 La Canada Green Valley, AZ 85614 648-5531 Sweet Peas Catering Jenni Kelly PO Box 683 Arivaca, AZ 85601 429-7732 Latitude Catering Tomas Baca 24 E Flores Street Tucson, AZ 85705 520-888-3000 Sweet Tomatoes Kelly Labowitz 4420 N Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85705 858-472-3717 Two Ladies Cooking Gianene Uibarri & Jennifer Seymour 18817 S Avenida Paso Cortito Sahuarita, AZ 85629 576-0419 Roadrunner Coffee Cart Kathi Frey 1001 W. Rio Magdalena Green Valley, AZ 85614 393-8440 19th Hole Bar & Grille Greg Hansen 111 S. La Canada Drive Green Valley, AZ 85614 399-4653 For updates go to: gvrec.org and click on “Reservations” XNLV176208 Page 16 Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014 ART | BOOKS AND GIFTS | CRAFTS | APPAREL | BEAUTY/BARBER SHOPS LAUNDROMAT | FIVE RESTAURANTS | WEDNESDAY FARMER’S MARKET PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND MORE | CALL FOR DETAILS 101 S. La Cañada Dr. • 520-625-6551 I-19 & Esperanza Blvd, Green Valley AZ W W W. G R E E N VA L L E Y V I L L A G E . N E T Green Valley ACE Hardware $#%625-4772 Green Valley Village ! %" WE NOW HAVE PROPANE! XNLV178753 Specializing in Group Classes for all ages and abilities. 8%3(/$ /1+2(/0 TOOL RENTALS !341$!7 /5%-"%1 .$ 1/-9 SCREEN REPAIR!! (WINDOWS & DOORS) XNLV166342 COMING SOON! XNLV178756 .. !-2%7 /'! .2314#3/1 !.$ %13)&)%$8%3(/$.2314#3/1 #/-%23/1%%.!,,%7&/1$5!.#%$8 %3(/$/1+2(/0 " ! ! ! !! 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