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Sunscape Weekly Activities
February 1 – 7, 2015
Office 520-723-9533
FAX 520-723-8689
The Activity Office hours this week:
Monday - 9 a.m. to noon. Tuesday – 1 to 4 pm.
Wednesday and Friday - 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday - Closed.
DAILY (Monday through Friday)
7:00 Walking with Leslie Sansome Exercise – AC
12:30 Minnesota Canasta – AC
8:00 Walking Exercise – AC
12:30 Pokeno – CH
10:00 Water Aerobics
7:00 Poker – AC except Monday
SUNDAY, February 1st
7:00 to 1 p.m. Sunscape Café Breakfast - CH
8:50 Sunscape Christian Fellowship – CC
12:30 Minnesota Canasta – AC
4:00 Super Bowl Party – AC Main area
6:00 Play Practice - CC
6:30 Passing Pinochle – AC
MONDAY, February 2nd
8:30 Men’s Pool League Qualification
8:30 Men’s Golf at Tierra Grande
9:00 Beginning Line Dancing – CC
9:00 to 11:00 Mixed Round Robin Pickleball Play
9:00 to 11 Computers available for use – AC CR
10:00 Photography Club/Class – AC CR
10:00 Intermediate Line Dancing - CC
10:00 Open Shuffleboard – bring 3 nickels
10:00 Greeter’s Meeting – AC Main Room
1:00 Management Team Meeting – AC CO
1:00 Ladies Pool Play – AC Billiards Room
1:00 Genealogy Club – AC CR
2:30 TOPS – AC CR
4:30 to 6:00 Ticket Sales Table Open - CH
4:30 to 6:00 Sunscape Café Dinner – CH
6:30 Double Deck Pinochle – CH
7:00 Card Bingo – AC Main - Bring 3 quarters,
15 dimes, a dollar bill and a deck of cards
TUESDAY, February 3rd
8:30 Ticket Sales Table - CC
9:00 Lessons and Beginners Pickleball
9:00 Board Town Hall – CC
9:00 Brune Silver Jewelry – in front of CH
10:00 Ladies Bible Study – AC CR
10:00 Shuffleboard – learn/play – bring 3 nickels
10:00 Bowling at Cottonwood Lanes
10:15 Ladies Golf at Tierra Grande
12:00 Potluck Lunch – CH
12:30 Pool League Play – Billiards Room
1:00 Cut-Up Quilters – AC CR
1:00 Cribbage - AC
1:00 Water Volleyball – pool
1:00 Sunscape Veteran’s Meeting – CC
6:00 Play Practice - CC
6:30 Polish Poker - CH
WEDNESDAY, February 4th
8:30 Men’s Pool League Practice
9:00 to 11:00 Mixed Round Robin Pickleball Play
10:00 Safety Committee Meeting – AC CO
10:00 Bible Study – AC CR
10:00 Open Shuffleboard – bring 3 nickels
10:00 Maricopa County Tent City Jail Tour
1:00 Ladies Pool Play – AC Billiards Room
1:00 Architectural Committee Mtg – AC CO
1:00 Sunscape Quilters – AC CR
1:00 Bridge – AC
1:00 Texas Hold’em Game – AC
4:30 Italian Night Dinner - CH
6:30 Darts – AC
6:30 Euchre – CH
7:00 Jam Session - CC
THURSDAY, February 5th
8:00 Board Candidate Workshop - CC
8:00 Hiking Group leaves park
8:30 Pacific NW Breakfast at Golden Corral
9:00 2500 Card Game – AC
9:00 to 11:00 Mixed Round Robin Pickleball Play
9:00 to 4:00 Sunscape Quilters – AC CR
10:00 Shuffleboard – learn/play – bring 3 nickels
10:33 Co-ed Golf at Arizona City
11:00 Sunscape Singles at Francisco Grande
11:00 Sunscape Café Lunch – CH
11:00 to 1:00 Ticket Sales Table – CH
1:00 Activity Committee Meeting - CC
1:00 Cribbage – AC
7:00 Bingo - CC
FRIDAY, February 6th
7:00 Fritter Friday – CH
8:00 to 11:00 Sunscape Café Breakfast - CH
8:30 Men’s Pool League Practice
9:00 Bookmobile – south of CH
9:00 to 11:00 Mixed Round Robin Pickleball Play
10:00 Choir Practice – CC
10:00 Open Shuffleboard – bring 3 nickels
11:00 Senior Financial Solutions Seminar – AC CR
1:00 Ladies Pool Play – AC Billiards Room
3:00 Gemini Hospice Wellness Clinic – AC CR
6:30 Pinochle – AC
7:00 Partners Pegs and Jokers - CH
SATURDAY, February 7th
8:00 to noon Park-wide Yard Sales
12:30 Minnesota Canasta– AC
4:00 Prime Rib/Shrimp Dinner - CH
7:00 Dan St. Paul Comedy Show – CC
Upcoming Special Events
Sunday, February 1st there will be a Super Bowl Party in the AC starting at 4:30. Bring snacks to share,
your own beverage and quarters to play quarters per quarter. Football pool handled by Pat, lot 214.
Monday, February 2nd there will be a Greeter’s Meeting in the AC main room at 10:00 a.m. We would
like to ask anyone interested in being ‘the person’ to welcome new people to our park to please
come to this meeting or contact Marion Wallin at 520-723-0311 or mwallin1@yahoo.com. This
volunteer position requires that you would accompany the guest to their site and impart park
information and generally welcome our new neighbors.
Wednesday, February 4th and Monday, February 9th Maricopa County Tent City Jail tours are full. If
you signed up you are expected to be at the jail at the date and time on the sign up sheet.
Wednesday, February 4th we will have an Italian Night Dinner sponsored by the Activity Committee at
4:30 in the CH. The menu is stuffed manicotti, salad and dessert for $8. Tickets available in Activity
Office and at the ticket sales table.
Thursday, February 5th the hiking group will be taking off at 8 a.m. from east of the CH. We will go to
the Saguaro National Park in the Tucson area. There are several different trails to pick from. See
information and sign up in the CH kitchen hallway. We will pick the actual trail later.
Thursday, February 5th join the group for the Pacific NW Breakfast. Originally set up for people from
Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho, Alberta and Montana, the group has grown to include
anyone who would like to attend. Meet at Golden Corral at 8:30.
Thursday, February 5th the Sunscape Singles will be having lunch at Francisco Grande at 11 a.m.
Please sign up in the CH.
Friday, February 6th a representative from Senior Financial Solutions will answer your questions
regarding Medicare options, Long-Term Care, Final expenses, Wills & Trusts, Life insurance and Safe
Annuities. Sign up now for this seminar that will be held at 11 a.m. in the CC.
Friday, February 6th get to the AC CR at 3 p.m. for your free blood pressure check, body mass index
measurement and oxygen monitoring. Sign up in CH.
Saturday, February 7th there will be park-wide yard sales from 8 to noon. If you can’t sell your items
at your yard sale, drop them off at lot 269 or at lot 440 for the Park Party Garage Sale. No TV’s or
electronics. Items need to be clean and in working order.
Saturday, February 7th we’ll enjoy the comedy of Dan St. Paul, finalist in of the nation's toughest
comedy competition, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Dan has
appeared on several episodes of "An Evening at the Improv", plus numerous shows on VH-1, MTV, and
Comedy Central. He has also opened for such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight
Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill. He appeared in the movie "Flubber" with Robin Williams,
and signed a recording deal with MCA records. His CD, "Natural and Good for You" contains one the
most requested comedy pieces on radio, "The First Baseball Game". Tickets cost $8 and are available
now for this 7 p.m. show in the Sunscape CC.
Sunday, February 8th come enjoy the ice cream social in the CH at 2 p.m. Ice cream varieties
available are no-sugar-added Vanilla and chocolate, reduced fat varieties of chocolate, chocolate
revel, vanilla and strawberry revel. Regular, sugar free and reduced fat toppings available. $1 a
scoop, $3 for a root beer float (available in diet) and $4 for a banana split.
Sunday, February 8th The Dutch Oven Cast Iron Pot Luck will be held at 2 pm. If the weather is nice,
we will meet at the North View Park. If bad weather, we will meet at #231 (Alabama). Any questions
call (520)840-4436 or stop by at #231.
Monday, February 9th come have your hearing checked by Dr. Shepel. He will conduct a Hearing
Health Care Seminar then answer your hearing related questions before individually checking
attending residents hearing. Sign up now for this free informational workshop to be held from 10:30 to
noon in the AC CO.
Monday February 9th There will be a Greeters Meeting in the library at 10 am. Greeters wanted must have a pleasant personality, able to provide their own golf cart, willing to be available one day
a week on call, flexible enough to share duties with other greeters and assist on other days if they are
available. Duties are to be the face of the park and provide a welcome that will impress newcomers
and entice them to come back to our park. Contact Marion Wallin at 520-723-0311 for information.
Tuesday, February 10th Sunscape residents are invited to join the tour of St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox
Monastery south of Florence. See the beautiful wood, brick and tile work. We start off with a guide
who explains some of the details on the origins of the monastery and the interior of St. Anthony’s
Church. Tour four chapels and the Phaili Courtyard on your own. See the dress requirements and
more information on the board in the CH kitchen hallway. Women musts wear long skirts and scarves
over their hair. The monastery has a selection if you do not have your own. Everyone must wear long
sleeves and cover their legs. The tagalong leaves from outside the Sunscape gates at 10 a.m. for the
10:30 tour. Sign up in the CH.
Thursday, February 12th the United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be set up in front of the CH from
10 am to 2 pm. Arizona needs 500 blood donors every day to meet the needs of our hospital
patients. With all of our visitors coming to the valley this week for two major sports events we will see
that need go up even higher. Please help us by making an appointment or dropping by the blood
drive to donate. Donors please bring I.D. Donors get points they can use to collect prizes. You can
sign in online and avoid some of the paperwork before your appointment. Visit www.bloodhero.com.
Friday, February 13th the Scarlet Darlin's Monthly Tea will be held at 2 pm in the CH. Scarlet Darlin’s is
open to any women wanting to participate in activities with other ladies in the park with a goal of
establishing new friendships. Scarlet Darlin’s has been organizing such functions since 2002. We were
originally a Red Hat Chapter & had many great outings. We no longer belong to the national
organization and do not claim Red Hat status. However we are still a group wanting to provide fun
gatherings and outings for our members. We are asking for your participation to help us determine
our direction for the future. We are extending an invitation to all the ladies in the park to come and
share their ideas with us. Refreshments will be provided. Refreshment will be available
Monday, February 16th a bus will take you to Wildhorse Pass or Lone Butte Casino for a day of fun.
Wildhorse Pass has their Club 55+ day on Mondays with cash drawings hourly. Lone Butte will have
their President’s Day Grand Slam Must Go Bingo with prizes as high as $5,000! If shopping is your thing,
Wildhorse Pass has a shuttle bus from the casino to the outlet mall every 20 minutes. Sign up by
Tuesday, February 10th. Please include your card number and indicate which casino at which you
would like to be dropped off.
Three tours have been scheduled for the Maricopa County Tent City Jail. Tuesday, February 10 th at 10
a.m., Monday, February 16th at 10 a.m. and Friday February 20th at 3:30 p.m. Attendance for each
tour is limited to five people. Signup sheet will be taken down on one week before the event and
sent to Maricopa County so they can do a background check on the people signed up. If you
signed up, you are expected at the date and time you signed up for.
Wednesday, February 24th a Shamrock Farms tour has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Past Sunscape
visitors have been fascinated by this farm’s cleanliness and the cow’s milking routine. Cost for the
farm tour is $8. The tour is given in an open-air tram that takes you around a working dairy farm. The
tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Plan on arriving no earlier than 12:30 and no later than 12:45 so we
can keep our “herd” together. After the tour we will visit the Welcome Center Barn where Shamrock
Farms’ Premium ice cream, hot dogs, pretzels and more are sold at Roxie’s Ice Cream Parlor. You’re
welcome to enjoy a brown bag or picnic lunch that you’ve brought in Roxie’s Welcome Center Barn.
Seating is limited so sign up and pay by February 9th.
Wednesday, March 18th seats have been reserved for the Seattle Mariners – Oakland Athletics spring
training game at the Peoria Sports Complex. So far only 12 tickets have been purchased on the first
level (Section 10) between home base and 1st base. This group, led by Lanney Wixson, will be renting
a van to get to the game. Seats, van, gas and parking are included in the price of $49.75 per
person. Please sign up ASAP if you are interested in this trip. There is another signup sheet for those
interested in making the trip if we have enough interest for a bus load. We will be purchasing tickets
and contracting for a bus if we get at least 40 people signed up. Seats for a later purchase will not
be as good but the price for the trip may be lower.
For Your Information
Sunscape Players are happy to announce the 2015 play: “No Body Like Jimmy”, by Burton
Bumgarner and produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The comedy will be performed the week of February 15, 2015 in the Community Center. Some
previous play cast members have returned, including our favorite Pastor! Tickets will be on sale
starting Monday February 2 at the Monday and Thursday ticket sales table in the Club House or from
the Producer Marilyn Fritch on lot 355. Price is $7.00. Join us for a wonderful experience and spread
the word to your friends! We promise you many laughs! Matinee: 2/19/15 – 2:00pm Evening
Performances: 2/20/15 and 2/21/15 – 7:00pm Marilyn Fritch: mfritch@neo.rr.com 330-720-5566 [U.S.]
If you would like to tour the Maricopa County Tent City Jail, please give a date and preference of
morning or afternoon tour to the Activity Office so Maricopa County can be contacted to see if a tour
is available.
There are several different types of donations boxes in the cabinet under the microwave in the CH.
Please put used stamps (breast cancer fundraiser), Box Tops for Education, coupons, pop/beer can
tops and glasses in the appropriate box. Please see JoAnn if you were the originator of any of these
donation boxes.
Would you be interested in joining a Sunscape trap shooting group? Some Sunscape residents have
been shooting at the Casa Grande Trap & Skeet Club south of I-8 on Trekkle Rd. They usually shoot at
10:00 or 11:00, on Thursday or Saturday, but any day except Wednesday might be available. If you
are interested please sign up on the sheet in the CH kitchen hallway.
Sunscape no longer has a burn pile. Please put your debris in the appropriate dumpster. Plant
material and other large items should go in the large roll-on dumpster.
Are there pirates, robbers, kings, queens or even ordinary folks in your past? Come enjoy with us our
Monday Genealogy Meetings. If you have information to share, questions you would like to ask,
people you would like to find out more about, or even if you would like a space to spread out and
just work, come on over to the AC CR at 1:00 pm every Monday.
Park Party Garage Sale – Remember to donate your items. If you can’t sell it from your patio sale,
drop it off at lot 269. No TV’s or electronics. Clean clothing please.
If you would like to have a name put on the memorial boards, please fill out a request form and turn it
in at the Activity Office. Forms are located on top of the cabinet right under the memorial boards
Re-painting of the Christmas Yard Decorations and painting of the new Road Runners will be taking
place on weekdays at 1 pm in the south end of the Maintenance Building. All help appreciated.
Lost and found is at the Welcome Center
Do you know the park has a Wii? If someone wanted to start a weekly/monthly wii sports activity, it’s
available. See JoAnn in the Activity Office if interested.
The local Cancer Support Center would like to get in touch with someone from Sunscape to run a
fund raiser here. They offer many services for cancer patients from home delivery of meals, exercise
classes, support groups and nutrition classes. All funds raised are for local use. Contact information
for their community liaison available in the Activity Office.
If you rinse out your metal food cans (not pop/beer cans), you can place them in the container by
the pop can shed. Please do not put them in the chute for pop/beer cans. Pop/beer cans go in the
aluminum can chute on the shed. All metal collected is hauled away and Sunscape gets cash in
return so please save your metal cans and pop/beer cans for Sunscape. Please do not squeeze cans
as it makes them harder to crush.
The Architectural committee meets every other week on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in the AC CO. If
you have a request for a permit please sign up on the sheet provided outside of the room on the day
of the meeting. Project Layout Forms for permits are available in the Welcome Center. Rules &
Regulations are also available in the Welcome Center.
Casa Grande area phone books are available in the CH.
Attention Golfers: We need more golfers on Thursday each week at Arizona City. If we do not meet
the minimum of 16 golfers each week, we will be in danger of losing all of our slots permanently. Sign
up sheet is in the CH kitchen hallway. You must sign up by Monday night.
Sign up sheets for Men’s Golf, Co-ed Golf and Hiking can be found in the CH kitchen hallway. Sign
up by Sunday for Men’s golf and Monday for Co-ed Golf.
The Sunscape Quilters meet Wednesday from 1 to 3 to prep or start items to be finished on Thursday
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Wednesday park residents can use the machines in the AC CR on
their own items. Skills are not needed. We teach as we go. We enjoy conversation and idea
sharing. Laughter is a plus. Please come by. Wanda Weller #82 (763)441-2382 and Marilyn Cornish
#62 (520)-723-4968
The Sunscape Men’s Pool League would like welcome residents at all levels of experience to come
play pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Join your Sunscape neighbors in a fun
As the season progresses, building use will increase so please check with the Activity Office for room
availability for your private function. Even if the Activity Sheet doesn’t show an event taking place,
the room could already be booked for another private function.
V.I.P. discount cards for area business are now available for sale by the Sunscape Singles. They are
like the old kind we had before last year’s one. They are $15.00 and can be used over and over
(except some are freebies or a good deal.) Contact Elaine Lot 7, 520-723-3480 or Mary Ann Lot 491 –
520-723-8308. They are good now thru Sept 30, 2016.
If you want to be added to the email lists, email your request to pcatlin5@msn.com for the Sunscape
Way, sunscaperesort@earthlink.net for the weekly email or activities@sunscapervresort.info for the
weekly Activity Sheet.
Sunscape has a facebook group. Email JoAnn at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you want to be
added. Must be a Sunscape resident – member or guest to join the group.
Computers in the computer room will be opened Mondays from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Wi-Fi and computer
assistance will also be available at this time. To use either the computers at other times see Billie
Hering, lot 247.
Sunscape’s Veterans Group is collecting used U.S. Flags. If you have a U.S. flag to retire from service,
please drop it in the mailbox at lot 404 so it can be retired from service with honor and respect. You
may also drop off any unused toiletries from motels/hotels. They will be delivered to our troops
overseas. Check out the www.sunscapervresort.info website. The Veterans Group has its own
section. If you were in the military and would like to share your story and have it posted on the
website please email it to Dick & Lois Emmel at webmaster@sunscapervresort.com.
If you have posted “For Sale” or other cards on the cork board by the mailboxes, please take yours
down if it is no longer applicable (item sold, item rented, etc.). All cards need to be initialed by the
park manager or activity director before being placed on the board.
Please take any ad that is no longer relevant in the “For Rent” or “For Sale” books in the CH. It’s up to
the residents to keep these books current.
Lost and Found is at the Welcome Center. Found items will be kept for two weeks and then taken to
the Town Hall meeting. If not claimed there, they will be disposed of.
The park has two nice grills. If you use one, please clean it and refill the propane tank when you are
Friends Helping Friends is a park organization that assists park residents in need. They will accept any
food or monetary donations and they offer an airport shuttle service for donations. Contact Mary
Domejka at 520-840-5299 for more information.
There are several donation boxes in the CH microwave cabinet just waiting for your donations. If you
have cell phones, eyeglasses, Box Tops for Education, pop can tabs or stamps or coupons, drop
them off in the cabinet.
The REGIONAL FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT of Casa Grande is now responding to all medical and
fire emergencies within the park. Dial 520-421-9957 for medical and fire emergencies. The Sunscape
Emergency Response Team will be dispatched when you call this number.
If you are planning on donating your aluminum pop and beer cans to the park, please do not put
cigarette butts in the cans as they have to be cleaned out before they are crushed. Please put your
aluminum cans in the can recycle containers in the AC, CH and by the dumpsters. Funds raised
benefit the park.
Fritters and donuts for sale for $1 every Friday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. in the CH.
Join the Walk with Leslie Sansome aerobics exercise classes every weekday morning at 7 a.m. and 8
a.m. in the AC. Exercise at your pace to make it high impact or low impact.
Do you like to bowl? The Sunscape bowlers are looking for more people to join them every Tuesday
at 9:30 a.m. at Cottonwood Lanes. Just show up and join the fun!
There are many games available for your use. Card and board games are found in the cabinet in
the CH. Bean bag, holey board, bocce ball and ladder ball games are found in the equipment shed
by the shuffleboard courts. Equipment for shuffleboard, pickleball and badminton are also in this
shed. Check out the key for the equipment shed from the Activity Office. The multi-purpose courts
are available for open play at any time until organized play begins later in the season.
The Casa Grande Library Bookmobile stops at Sunscape on Fridays from 9 to 9:45. You can apply for
a library card if you bring a photo ID and proof of local address.
Sunscape Café meals: Supper will be served Monday night from 4:30 to 6:00. Sign up in the CH
kitchen hallway as soon as possible since the sheet will be taken down after breakfast on Sunday.
Dinner on February 2nd will be plate tacos. There will be a special Prime Rib or Shrimp dinner on
February 7th. Cost is $16. Sign up ASAP and make it an early Valentine’s Day treat. Lunch is served
on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast
served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Order lunch and breakfast from the menus, which can be
found in the CH kitchen hallway. Wait staff needed for all meals. Sign up on volunteer list in CH
Kitchen hallway or see Diane, the Sunscape Cafe cook. Please do not bring bills larger than $20.
Gift certificates are available from the kitchen.