November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News Page 1

November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News
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November 2014
Volume 12 • No. 11 • 16 Pages
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
Attend a concert! Tickets
are on sale at any open
GVR office and on line at 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
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
Club Connection ....... 10-13
Around GVR....................15
$15 for a
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
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
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
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 . 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
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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.
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:
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]
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:
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Green Valley, AZ 85614
To Advertise, please call Kelly,
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-
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es submitted by GVR members and committee members.
The next Bylaws meeting will be determined at a later date,
please watch the website: 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. 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]
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)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Board Affairs Committee Meeting
MSC Annex
(1070 Calle de las Casitas)
Tom Kennel
Jim Burt
Board President
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
Ron Sills
Blaine Nisson
Board Secretary
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
Gunnar Bonthron
Barbara Mauser
** Please note date change
Assistant Secretary
Jeff Harrell
Richard Kidwell
Assistant Treasurer
Please watch for an updated calendar with more committee meeting dates on GVR’s digital signs.
All dates and times are subject to change. Check our website at: for the most current information.
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Green Valley Recreation News • November 2014
Volunteer Staff Coordinators Meeting,
Nov. 12, East Center Auditorium
Looking for Health and Happiness?
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
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.
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 maureen[email protected]
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
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]
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 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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Meeting Room
CR #
East Center
Desert Hills
Santa Rita Springs
Canoa Ranch
Canoa Hills
Las Campanas
Mon. Nov. 3
Tues. Nov. 4
Fri. Nov. 14
Mon. Nov. 17
Wed. Nov. 19
Thurs. Nov. 20
Schedule subject to change. 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.
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Pick up your catalog at any center office or view online at
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 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
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Additions since Fall Course Catalog printed:
Health and Fitness
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Workshop NEW
Fee: Member $25/Non-member $10 more
CR# 31790 – Sunday, November 16, 9-11AM, Canoa Ranch,
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Green Valley Style” class (offered in GVR winter catalog.)
CR# 31791 – Sunday, December 7, 12-2PM, Santa Rita
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2014 GVR Center Holiday Schedule
In order to serve our members and allow employees time with their families, GVR will operate on a modified
schedule for the upcoming holidays. Groups and individuals with current 2014 holiday reservations are not
affected by these closures.
• 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
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
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
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
of certain pools and fitness rooms listed
• Guests are temporary visitors who are staying in a GVR
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
cards. Fees are not prorated. Tenants are not permitted to
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
each transaction.
GVR members and tenants are responsible for the conduct
of their guests. All guests are required to adhere to the Green
(By Appointment Only)
Valley Recreation Code of Conduct.
[email protected]
GVR Guest Card Policy
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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. CR# 31456
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Registration for classes, trips, movies, concerts, special
events and dances is available to our members in the following forms:
• online at
• in person at any major social center office during normal
business hours (see schedule on page 2)
• over the telephone by calling any of the major social centers
• by mailing a registration form to GVR, PO Box 586, Green
Valley, AZ 85622.
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
face hurts at The Second City 55th anniversary extravaganza!
CR#31526. Members $28, Guests $31, General Public $34.
Christopher O’Riley
Thursday, December 4, 2014, West Center, 7pm
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
November 2014 • Green Valley Recreation News
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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.
(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.)
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),
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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.
Movie Belle
Event Always A
Concert The Second
Concert Grace Kelly
Event Always A
Veteran’s Day
Event Always A
Movie Million
Dollar Arm
GVR Offices
GVR Offices
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
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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
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
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: 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 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
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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 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 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.
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!
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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.
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Fabric Painting Club
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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 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 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
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)
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
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 for all questions or call Sally Bryan at
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 -
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).
November Happenings
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
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
Help is here to advise us on
this important issue.
Nov 13 Tucson Mall
11/21 “Leagalshield” will be here to help
Nov 18 Trader Joe’s/Roma’s
us with legal problems. No charge!
Nov 20 Park Place Mall
11/28 Birthday Time and Thanksgiving. Nov 25 Trader Joe’s/Sprouts
Join us in giving “thanks” and
Nov 27 Closed
celebrating November birthdays.
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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
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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]
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
•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
Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue
James Burgett
15990 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd
Sahuarita, AZ 85745
Catalina International Caterers
Bruce & Lois Stone
1645 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
National Pizza Parties
Angelique Lineberger
7501 E. Toronto St.
Tucson, AZ 85730
Culinary Design
Debbie Graves
2366 N Lake Star Drive
Tucson, AZ 85749
Optimist Club of GV/Sahuarita
Sue Woodward
PO Box 425
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
The Greens
Elizabeth Villigran
101-57 La Canada
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Sweet Peas Catering
Jenni Kelly
PO Box 683
Arivaca, AZ 85601
Latitude Catering
Tomas Baca
24 E Flores Street
Tucson, AZ 85705
Sweet Tomatoes
Kelly Labowitz
4420 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Two Ladies Cooking
Gianene Uibarri & Jennifer Seymour
18817 S Avenida Paso Cortito
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Roadrunner Coffee Cart
Kathi Frey
1001 W. Rio Magdalena
Green Valley, AZ 85614
19th Hole Bar & Grille
Greg Hansen
111 S. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614
For updates go to: and click on “Reservations”
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