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Neighborhood Representative Committee

CHAIRPERSON REuNION- Ross McDowell 520-723-4948 StRAtfORd - Wally Skurda 520-723-0532 OvERlOOk - OPEN


Karaoke Night Country Dance Arts in the Park Cafe Lunch Phx Suns Game Happy Hour Ladies Lunch Out Folk Collection Concert January 4 January 5 January 5 January 5 January 6 January 7 January 8 January 12 6 pm 10 am-4 pm 12 - 1:30 pm 5 - 7 pm 11:30 am

Contact Information & Important Numbers

AAM 24-Hour Emergency 1-866-553-8290 602-647-3034 Mike Arrington Executive Director 723-6611 Joy Swanda Compliance Administrator 723-6616 Pat Stemple Lifestyle Director 723-6612 Judy McDowell Lifestyle Coordinator 723-6614 Jaclyn Revis Communications Coordinator 723-6613 Jake Hoffman Fitness & Wellness Director 723-6626 Ryan Eckroat Poston Butte Golf Club GM 723-1880 Assessment Billing 602-906-4940 Pulte - Home Warranty/ Customer Service 800-664-3094 Cox - Cable, Phone, Internet 602-694-1929 Johnson Utilities - Water 480-987-9870 APS - Electric 602-371-7171 Southwest Gas - Gas 1-877-860-6020 Town of Florence 520-868-7500

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Voices of Christmas

Friday, Nov. 30 Saturday, Dec. 1 lEgACy - Lee Bordelon 7 pm $3 pp + 1 new, unwrapped 520-723-7625 toy pp One of the highlights of the SERENIty - Don Fiedler holiday season in Sun City is this wonderful performance. 520-723-7546 Produced and directed by resident, Betty Pimentel, dISCOvERy- Mike OHara this show has that special WOW factor! If you havent 520-723-3308 been, you need to this year! If you have, you know you had better buy your tickets lIbERty - OPEN early! The benefactor for COvENtRy - Russell Clark the donated toys & gifts will 623-271-8579 once again be Project Bridge. Voices of Christmas will touch your heart in so many

ways and on so many levels it is hard to define. You will laugh and feel lucky and you may even shed a tear or two.

A Celebration of Stars
DINNER MENU: Fresh mixed green salad with roasted pears, fresh cut green beens, roasted pecans, cherry tomatoes, red onions and Feta cheese Tossed in a lemon ginger dressing. Served with fresh rustic baked breads and butter Elegant shrimp scampi served on a bed of spinach fettuccini pasta Topped with sliced filet mignon Accompanied with sauteed asparagus and winter squash. Pumpkin creme brulee topped with a white chocolate mousse, dusted with cinnamon, caramelized sugar, and fresh mint. Fresh whipped cream available.

Holiday Boutique Arts in the Park & Cafe Lunch

New Years Eve Event

Monday, December 31, 2012 Doors Open at 6:30 pm Dinner: 8:00 pm Catered by Kiss the Chef Entertainment by The Rave Valet Parking Champagne Toast CASH BAR $58 pp Guest tickets: $63 pp

Saturday, December 1 10 am - 4 pm FREE to attend! Cafe Lunch 12 - 1:30 pm Cafe lunch is $8 pp. Arts & Crafts! Union Center Entrance & Lobby. View the lunch menu on the Calendar at!

As was reported by the Florence Town Manager at the Sun City Town Hall meeting on November 13, 2012, the Town Council will soon be reviewing a contract for waste collection services to include trash, recycling and bulk waste pickup for all Florence residence. This action will take place at a council meeting in either December 2012 or January 2013. The Town Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month. In the meantime residents of Sun City can continue to recycle paper and corrugated at the drop off containers located in the Parking Lot of the Union Center. In addition the Pinal County Recycling Transfer Station located on Adamsville Road in Florence will accept glass, plastics and tin cans. There are drop off bins outside the fenced area of the Transfer Station and therefore drop off can be done at any time. The best time to come would be in the afternoon after bins have been emptied for the day.

Phx Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies Bus Trip to Support Project Bridge!

Union Center Hours

520-723-6610 Front Desk Monday - Wednesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday Wednesday, December 8th December 19th 7:00 pm 10:30 am $8 per person $12 per person REGISTER! REGISTER!
Bring your favorite beverage and appetizers and dance to the tunes of The Tom and Jerry Band! Catered by Kiss the Chef Catering. View the menu at! Register by December 14!

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Did You Know?

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Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch

Phx Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies

HELP PROJECT BRIDGE Sunday, January 6 Game Time: 6:00pm $37/per person (Includes roundtrip transportation)

Happy Hour
1st Monday of each month Monday, December 3 5 - 7 pm FREE! REGISTER! Union Center Cafe

Movie Night: SpiderMan

Volunteer Extraordinaire
The article this month may be a little different from the past, but this particular group of residents deserves to be saluted for their success in giving back to those in need. They are the Piecemakers Chartered Club and their dedicated husbands. There are no men who actually belong to this club and really, whats with that?! Here are just a few ways this group contributes to our local community. Thus far the Piecemakers have contributed 57 Quilts of Valor to Purple Heart recipients. Twenty quilts went to Home of the Brave charities. They have made and donated more than 400 quilts for the Pinal County Advocacy Group and the Pinal County Sherriffs Department. 15 Holiday quilts were given to their adopted families through Project Bridge. Gift cards and Christmas stockings filled with goodies were given to Angel House charities, Project Bridge and the MS Walk. Contributed raffle baskets to Del Webb Goes Pink and other events over the past few years. In order to support these efforts, the group hosts the annual Spaghetti Dinner, participate in the FITT for Life Expo and the Sun City Holiday Boutique. And, if you have never been down the Craft room corridor, you must check out their display window for great gift ideas for friends and family. All the money made goes directly back to the Club so they can share the joy with our community.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action & violence. Thursday, December 13 6:00 pm $3 pp. Register! Popcorn, candy, soda, water.

Ladies Lunch Out @ Liberty Market

Tuesday, December 4 Meet at Union Center to carpool: 11:30 am Please dont leave before 11:30 am. Register at the Front Desk.

Mental Health Trivia!

Friday, Dec. 14th 6 8 PM $5 pp; $45 per table Register by: Dec. 13

Join the Phoenix Suns when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, January 6 and help some struggling Florence families at the same time! Tickets are specially priced at $20 each for all Project Bridge benefactors and weve arranged luxury roundtrip transportation for just $17 per person. Total ticket price is only $37 for a fun night of NBA basketball and the opportunity to support one of our favorite local charities. The evening will have a few surprises in store. There will also be 50/50 Raffle tickets on sale with the pot going to a lucky winner! The rest of the money will support Project Bridge. Buy your tickets TODAY. The absolute last day to purchase tickets is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12!

Arizona Solar Solutions Seminar & Free Breakfast

Wednesday, December 5 9 - 11 am Free breakfast included. You must pre-register at the front desk!

Golf Cart Caroling

Sunday, December 16 6:00 pm Participate as a caroler on a golf cart or if youd like the carolers visit your home, REGISTER at the front desk EARLY!

NEW Jazzercise Class!*

November 27 - January 4 10 - 11 am Tuesdays & Thursdays $50 for all 10 sessions $6 drop-in for individual session Pre-register at the Fitness Desk. *Specialty fitness class Dance your way into shape, lose weight and have fun while you get an all around workout. You will also work core and muscle using weights, tubes and floor work. You can burn up to 600 calories in one hour with fun music and moves. Jazzercise combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. When you love your workout, the results come easy! Thats why Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into dance and floor routines.

Friday, December 7 6 pm Everyone is welcome! Please register!

Trip to Arizona Opry Holiday Show

Friday, December 21, 2012 Leave Union Center at 5:00 pm Carpool to the theatre $31 pp

Golf Cart Rally

Sunday, December 9 12:00 pm $12 per cart REGISTER by Dec. 6! You and your navigator will rally around Merrill Ranch and hunt for clues, signs and landmarks before you find your way to the finish line! Team with the best time wins! Includes lunch with lemonade and iced tea. After the rally, bring your favorite beverage and join the other finishers on the patio for cheese and snacks. YOU MUST HAVE A GOLF CART TO PARTICIPATE.

October Compliance Statistics

Total Violations Top 5 Violations - Items left out - Parking permit - Remove yard art - Installed requires approval - Front yard needs more landscape 21 29% 14% 13% 10% 5%

Only 5 tickets left! Dinner & a Movie: Hope Springs

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. Thursday, December 27 5:30 pm $7 pp. Register by Dec. 26! Pizza & salad popcorn, candy, soda,

dinner, water.

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch

Peripheral Vascular Disease Ultrasound Screening

Tues., Dec. 18 8 - 11:15 am FREE! Register at the Fitness Desk Dr. Shukla, cardiologist and cardiac surgeon, and his team will be on-site offering free Ultrasound Screenings to assess if you could be at risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease. Immediately following the screenings Dr. Shukla will be presenting a full expert presentation on PVD, as well as, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment.

Is My Leg Pain Normal? Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment
by Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

ASU Fall 2012 Course Schedule

Survival Conversational Spanish Fridays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 10 - 11:30 am $48.00 More Painting Using Acrylics Wednesday, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5 10 am - 12 pm $32.00 Its Too Hot! Heat Adaptation Tuesday, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 10 - 11:30 am $8.00 Why Do We Do That? Human Behavior Thursday, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 9 - 10:30 am $16.00 Dysfunction of the American System Monday, Dec. 3, 10; Thurs. Dec. 6, 13 1:30 - 3 pm $32.00 Minerals and Mining Friday, Dec. 7, 14 10 - 11:30 am $16.00

Volunteers Needed
H a t s Off to our Heroes g a l a event to be held at Sun City Anthem Union Center on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The Arizona Public Safety Foundation (AZPSF) a non-profit 501(c) 3 all-volunteer organization is currently planning our 1st Annual Fundraiser that provides fiduciary services for public safety agencies, juvenile court services and affiliates. Funds raised from this event will help us help the heroes that serve you. Our goals are to establish scholarship and grant opportunities for youth applicants seeking to enter into the fire academy or law enforcement career and to offer continued program support to various law enforcement, fire, court and first responder agencies. We are expecting a sell out crowd of three hundred participants and are seeking additional committee volunteers to assist us. If you enjoy helping others, giving of your time, talents and enthusiasm, AZPSF welcomes you! Regular scheduled meetings are held in the Union Center. Please contact us at information. or call Joe Trasser, Board Member/ Marketing Committee at (480) 329-4559. For more information about us, go to:

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December 18th 11:30 am FREE! Light lunch provided. Register at Fitness Desk.

Spring Session
Registration opens December 3! Check out the schedule at www.

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Free Physical Activity Promotion Program One Minute Wellness

Stop by the Fitness Desk after November 25th and pick up your 12 Days of Fitness game card! In this program well use a combination of 12 different variations of exercise and physical activity to work your body and stay fit through the holiday season. Anyone that completes all 12 Days of Fitness will get to choose from a mystery gift from Santa!


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The Angel Tree & Sun City Residents Give Local Families Reasons to Smile
We have traditions and one of those has become our work with Tonya Thompson and Project Bridge. Project Bridge is an effort directed by Tonya on behalf of families within the Florence Unified School District. We support them in many ways and our Angel Tree is just one of those endeavors. Soon you will see a Christmas tree hung with paper angels just as you have for the past several years. Each angel represents a family or childs simple Christmas wish. You may put a smile on a childs face or cause a tear to run down the face of Mom or Dad as they watch their childs face light up with the wonder of the holiday. So, when you see our Angel Tree, stop and read the wishes written on some of the angels. Your heart will be touched as you think about the family that needs our help. If youre able, please take an angel or two with you. Become a grantor of wishes; a smile-maker; maybe even a life-changer in someones life. Lets continue this great work and support struggling, local families whose needs far outweigh their simple wishes.

Chartered Clubs
Bisque N Pieces Ceramics Club McFarland & Ruggles Rooms Mondays 1 pm Shelley Huff 480-209-3834 Bocce Ball Club - Bocce Ball Courts Thursday & Friday 10 am & 1 pm Johnny Williams 520-509-6038 Book Club - Card Room 2nd Tues (Dec. 11) 2 pm Betty Wheeler 520-509-1121 Bridge Club - Card Room Fridays 9:30 am Mary Dawson 520-233-6757 Bunco Club - Card Room Wednesdays 6 pm Linda Lehti 520-723-9963 Classy Glass Club - Ruggles Craft Room Tues./Fri. @ 8 am; Wednesday @ 9 am Anne Schalinske 520-840-0930 Lynn Pajer 520-509-1139 Tac Fusion Class Dec. 18 9 am Mosaics Class Dec. 18 1 pm Clay Crafters Club - Walker Craft Room Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 10 am Mondays 9 am Kathy Gibson 520-723-4416 Community Garden Club - Ballroom 4th Friday 9 am Linda Wheeler 520-509-6254 Cooking Club - Ballroom October - May only 2nd Tuesday Peter Maycock 520-723-5022 Couples Golf - Ballroom 3rd Thursdays 5 pm Jim Munden 520-682-6790 Duelin Daubers Bingo Club - Card Room 2nd & 4th Fridays 1 pm Stephanie Zito 520-723-5881 Fiber Arts Club - McFarland Craft Room Saturdays 12 pm Tuesdays 10 am Yvonne Nathanson 520-233-6661 Hiking Club Wednesdays 8 am 1st Thurs. Mtg 6:30 pm Greg Waterman 716-998-9185 Jazzy Jewels Club - McFarland Craft Room Tuesdays 5 pm Thursdays 12 pm Dian Meder 480-688-6458 Merrill Ranch Sun Dancers - Ballroom Wed. & Thurs. 9:30 am Carole Power 520-723-5959

Interest Groups

Piecemakers Club - McFarland & Ruggles Mon. & Thurs. 9 am Linda Lehti 520-723-9963 Poker Club - Poker Area Mondays 2 pm Tuesdays 5 pm Wednesdays 2 pm Thursdays 5 pm Saturdays 1 pm Ross McDowell 520-723-4948 SCATS Club - Poston Ballroom Varies as needed Bob Smith 520.840.2438 The Pig Skin Club - Poston Ballroom Varies as needed Michael Howell 520-233-6479 Tile Setters MahJongg Club - Card Room Mondays 5 pm; Wednesdays 12:30 pm Stephanie Zito 520-723-5881 Wine Club - Ballroom 1st Thurs. 6 - 8 pm Bruce Porter 520-723-0809





December 2012
Thursday Friday Saturday
1 Holiday Boutique Arts in the Park 10 am - 4 pm Cafe Lunch 12 pm Voices of Christmas 7 pm 8 Holiday Dance 7 pm

LEGEND Social Events - RED Fitness & Wellness - BLUE Trips - GREEN Council Events - BROWN Seminars/Classes - PURPLE Open to the Public - BLACK

December Group Fitness Schedule NOTE NEW CLASS START TIMES!

Spin (Indoor Cycle)* Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8 - 8:55 am Resident Group Tap Technique* Mondays 9 - 9:55 am Tap Dance* Mondays 10:30 am - 12 pm Beginners Tap* Mondays 12 - 1 pm Circuit Training* Tuesdays 8 - 8:55 am Instructor: Diane *NEW* Jazzercise* Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 - 10:55 am Instructor: Debra Water Aerobics* Mon, Wed, Fri 10 - 10:55 am Instructor: Diane Yoga* Tuesdays & Saturdays 9 - 9:55 am Tuesday Instructor: Jeanne Saturday Instructor: Linda Total Body Sculpt* Wednesdays 9 - 9:55 am Instructor: Vicki Stretch Thursdays 8 - 8:55 am Resident Group Core Conditioning Fridays 9 - 9:55 am Instructor: Vicki Tap Dance Fridays 10:30 am - 1 pm * No classes 12/24, 12/25, 12/26, 12/31, 1/1

Public Meeting Florence Copper Project

December 5 6 pm Florence High School Gymnasium

Anthem Photo Group - Classroom Tuesdays 6:00 pm Donna MacKenzie 480-243-7831 Pickleball Group - Pickleball Courts Mondays 12 pm Lessons by appt Mondays 1 pm Skills/Drills Mon/Wed/Fri 3 pm Open Fun Play Tues. & Sat. 8 am Men/Women C 10 am Men/Women B Thursdays 8 am Women All Levels 10 am Men All Levels Fridays 1 pm Women Shootout Sundays 3 pm Men Competitive Audrey Sobota 520-233-6158 Genealogy Group - Computer Lab 1st Wednesday 1 pm Jan Trbovich 520-723-9454 Hand & Foot/Mexican Train Group - Card Room Thursdays 1 pm Betty Wheeler 520-509-1121 Travel Group 2nd Tuesday 2 pm Kathleen Doherty 520-266-9267 Investment Group - Classroom 2nd Thurs. 6 pm Elwyn Moore 520-709-4840 Open Tennis (Parkside Courts) Tennis Group Play 9 am to 11 am Monday & Wednesday - set play Wednesdays @ 6 pm - Social play Friday - round robin play Contact: Linda Crowell 520-723-8287 Minnesota Canasta 1st & 3rd Fridays 1 pm Barb 206.715.4485

ASU: Dysfunction of the American System 1:30 pm Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

4 Ladies Lunch Out: Liberty Market 11:30 am ASU: Its Too Hot! Heat Adaptation 10 - 11:30 am

10 11 Golf Casino Trip ASU: Its Too Cart 8:45 am Hot! Heat AdRally ASU: aptation 12 pm Dysfunc10 - 11:30 am tion of the American System 1:30 pm

5 6 ASU: More ASU: Why Do PaintWe Do That? ing Using Human BehavAcrylics ior 9 am 10 am ASU: DysfuncArizona tion of the Solar American Solutions System 1:30 pm Seminar & Free Breakfast 9 am 12 13 ASU: ComASU: munity Dysfunction of Scholar the American Training System1:30 pm Workshop Movie Night: The Amazing 10 am SpiderMan Center 6 pm Closes 4 pm

ASU: Conversational Spanish 10 am ASU: Minerals & Mining 10 am Karaoke 6 pm 14 15 ASU: Minerals & Mining 10 am Mental Health Trivia 6 pm

16 17 Golf Cart Caroling 6 pm



18 19 20 21 22 Free Peripheral Holiday Arizona Vascular DisBrunch Opry ease Ultrasound 10:30 am Holiday Screening Show 8 - 11:15 am Carpool Expert Semi5 pm nar: Is My Leg Pain Normal? 11:30 am 27 28 24 25 26 29 Dinner & a Holiday Hrs Christmas Movie: Hope 5:30 amUnion Center Springs 5:30 pm 1 pm ClOSED 31 1 Holiday New Years Day Hrs Union Center View the Calendar at for all 5:30 am CLOSED event details! 1 pm NYE Dinner Dance 6:30 pm