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Tour the rec centers in December

Tour the rec centers in December

Join Phil Dauterive as he provides a tour of all the recreation centers this December. You’ll get to visit many of the club rooms, see the pools and exercise rooms. You’ll even be able to visit all seven Sun City West golf courses. All tours start at 9 a.m. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Tours scheduled for December

Kuentz Recreation Center

Monday, Dec. 9 

Meet in front of Stardust Theatre. Tour lasts one hour.

Palm Ridge Recreation Center

Tuesday, Dec. 10 

Meet in front of pool building. Tour lasts one hour.

Beardsley Recreation Center

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Meet in front of Arts and Crafts Building off of 128th Avenue. Tour lasts 1 3/4 hours.

R.H. Johnson Recreation Center

Thursday, Dec. 12 

Meet in front of Social Hall. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. (We visit ARC also)

Sun City West Golf Courses

Friday, Dec. 13

Tour starts at Grandview Golf Course on Meeker in front of the Pro Shop and lasts 2 hours.

Library, Metal Shop and Agriculture Club

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. We will then travel to each of the clubs.

R.H. Johnson Library

Sun City West Metal Club

Sun City West Agriculture Club

Longtime RHJ librarian announces retirement

Longtime RHJ librarian announces retirement

Jane Kauzlaric, director of the R.H. Johnson Library in Sun City West, has announced her retirement, effective Dec. 14.

Kauzlaric has been the librarian since Sept. 15, 2010. Prior to that, she had volunteered at the private library in its Data Resource Center and Adult Reference areas since 2008. To thank her for her service, the library will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Library. Members are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

(As is regular policy, members must show their valid rec cards at the door to enter the Library).

Under Kauzlaric’s watch, the library has greatly expanded its digital footprint and welcomed new services to patrons, including the popular Virtual Reality program. Its DVD/Blu-ray collection is the largest private video library in the Southwest.

The library was renovated in 2017, and it continues to be one of the busiest facilities in Sun City West. Its check-out collection includes more than 45,000 titles, but the library also offers a digital collection, as well as space for a variety of interest groups including chess, poetry, writing, Legos and scrabble.

In 2016, the R.H. Johnson Library earned the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s Best Senior Program Award for its annual summer community puzzle. The library repeated the honors by taking the APRA Best Senior Program Award for the Virtual Reality program.

Every year, Kauzlaric and the Friends of the R.H. Johnson Library bring in a variety of speakers, authors and programs for patrons. This included efforts that resulted in receiving an Arizona Humanities Council grant in 2016, which made it possible to offer even more presentations.

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finalist coming to Sun City West

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finalist coming to Sun City West

Join the Recreation Centers of Sun City West this January as Vox Fortura, semi-finalist for the 2016 season of “Britain’s Got Talent,” will perform a pair of shows in Sun City West at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Palm Ridge Recreation Center. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of each show. With this being the group’s first appearance in Sun City West, they are sure to bring out all the stops and put on an amazing show for the crowd. Don’t miss out! Tickets are available now!

Scheduled to Perform

Coming from across the pond, Vox Fortura stormed the 2016 season of “Britain’s Got Talent” with a powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. Described by many fans as the next Il Divo, Vox Fortura have brought classical vocals back into the mainstream. The ultra-talented group fills every performance with personality and style to make sure it gives the audience the best show possible. Vox Fortura can perform any era of music in their iconic crossover style from the music of Elgar and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend and Ed Sheeran.

Tickets

Tickets for both shows are $25 per person and are currently available for purchase at the R.H. Johnson Box Office or online by clicking the button below.

Watch them on “Britain’s Got Talent”

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Brighten up the holidays with ‘Toys for Kids’

Brighten up the holidays with ‘Toys for Kids’

You can help make a child’s holiday brighter by participating in Sun City West’s “Toys for Kids” drive! All residents are invited to join in by contributing a new, unwrapped toy for a child in our local area this holiday season.

You can drop off your gift between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Women’s/Boomers Clubs located at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Gifts for the toy drive will be accepted from now until Saturday, Nov. 30. Gifts for children ages newborn to 12 years are greatly appreciated.

Residents are also welcome to join the Rec Centers and participating clubs from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2 in the Women’s/Boomers Club Room for punch, coffee and cookies. You will also get to see Santa and the kindergarten children from the Nadaburg School District in Wittman.

Toys from this drive will go to El Mirage Family Health Center, Dysart Community Center, Army Veterans Group and Nadaburg School District Kindergarten children.

This event is sponsored by the Recreation Centers of Sun City West and hosted by the Women’s and Boomers Clubs. All clubs are invited to participate in this holiday event.

For questions, contact Women’s Club Treasurer Jan Wilson at 714-235-2752 or Boomers Club President Lisa Vines at 702-278-0955.

Musical favorites to spread holiday spirit this season

Musical favorites to spread holiday spirit this season

Join the Recreation Centers of Sun City West this holiday season as Uptown Angels and MacDougal Street West come together for Sun City West’s annual holiday concert at 3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

With the holiday season finally here, radio stations have begun to play their annual collection of holiday music, but why sit and listen through the radio when you can sit in the comfort of the Palm Ridge Rec Center and watch live performances of your favorite holiday songs. The Uptown Angels will kick off the show with catchy holiday favorites such as “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” and much more.

MacDougal Street West will then present a Peter, Paul & Mary Christmas Experience, featuring many of the songs from Peter, Paul & Mary’s televised show, “The Holiday Concert,” a PBS favorite! MacDougal Street West will also add some of Peter, Paul & Mary’s biggest hits in the mix of all the holiday cheer and wonderment. This will be the first time both groups will have shared the stage together and are truly looking forward to this delightful extravagance of musical styles. There will be something special for everyone!

Scheduled to Perform

The Uptown Angels (Mandy, Candy and Brandy) bring audiences back in time with their sassy, energy-packed show. The delightful trio performs popular songs from the ’20s to ’60s in the style of iconic sister acts (Andrews, McGuires and Lennons). Their spot-on act features toe-tapping choreography, vintage costumes and wonderful 3-part harmonies.

The Angels will get your audience in the holiday spirit with favorites from the 20s to today. Guests will enjoy Rocking around the Christmas Tree in spite of our lack of a White Christmas! From the sweet sounds of Ella Fitzgerald to the moving power of a modern Buble holiday song, this grouping of holiday favorites is perfect for a sit down show, a dinner show, dance show or to add ambiance to any holiday gathering.

MacDougal Street West: the sounds of Greenwich Village now. They are a Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band for larger venues and for local performances. Their band members consist of Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice. The new flowering of a vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village of the early 1960’s. Now legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era could first be heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today great folk still lives on in MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village emmanates now from Arizona and elicits memories of exciting times past and hopes for brighter days ahead. 

Check out the Performers!

MacDougal Street West
Uptown Angels

Tickets

Tickets for both shows are $15 per person and are currently available for purchase at the R.H. Johnson Box Office or online by clicking the button below.

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Members encouraged to run for SCW Governing Board

Members encouraged to run for SCW Governing Board

Sun City West Owner Members who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to run for the Governing Board. Petitions are available now.

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board is comprised of nine Association Members who serve as the volunteer governing body in our community. The Board sets the policies under which our Association operates. Each year, three new members are elected to replace the outgoing volunteer Directors who have completed their three-year term.

Any resident Owner Member in good standing who is available on a year-round basis for participation in the business affairs of the Association, may become a candidate for election to the Governing Board.

Candidate packets including petition forms with the required “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side of each signature page are available from the Executive Assistant in the Administrative Offices at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center (Building G), 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd.

Candidate packets must be returned by 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6. They must include:
• Completed petition pages – which for each page should include signatures on one side and the “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side. Signatures of 200 Owner Members in good standing are required (220 signatures are recommended in case some cannot be validated.)
• A type resume of not more than 500 words.

For more information, call Executive Assistant Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115.

Pre-Black Friday open house perfect for everybody

Pre-Black Friday open house perfect for everybody

Grandview Pro Shop in Sun City West will be hosting a Pre-Black Friday open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Grandview Golf Course, 14260 W. Meeker Blvd.
With games, prizes and specials scheduled for the open house, this is a perfect event for both golfers and non-golfers, especially those looking to do a little Christmas shopping. Free appetizers will be available for all who attend.
This is a great opportunity to browse and shop at the pro shop, which has items for both golfers and non-golfers interested in Sun City West branded merchandise. Items include logoed shirts, hats and water bottles for sale. Get your Christmas shopping under way and enjoy extra goodies during this special event!

Grandview Pro Shop

Grandview Pro Shop

Pre-Black Friday Open House

3 to 7 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 22

November Talent Spotlight

November Talent Spotlight

Join us for a full hour of entertainment as Sun City West Talent Spotlight takes place from the Kuentz Courtyard, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

The following acts will perform at the November Talent Spotlight shows:

  • Nov. 6 – 3rd Street Jazz
  • Nov. 13 – This, That and The Other
  • Nov. 20 – Marce Fast

Questions? Contact Phil Dauterive at 623-544-6193.

Pre-Black Friday open house perfect for everybody

Rec Centers announces holiday closure schedule

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is announcing its holiday closure schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Please keep the list handy through the holidays.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28:

  • Closed all day: Administrative Offices, Member Services, Library, Sports Pavilion, Village Store and Golf Operations Office
  • Closed at noon: All recreation centers
  • The following four golf courses will be OPEN: Deer Valley, Grandview, Stardust and Trail Ridge
  • The following three golf courses will be CLOSED: Desert Trails, Echo Mesa, and Pebblebrook

Friday, Nov. 29:

  • Closed all day: Administrative Offices, Member Services, Library and Golf Operations Office
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Village Store
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • All golf courses are open

Saturday, Nov. 30

  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Village Store
  • All golf courses are open

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24

  • Open 8 a.m. to noon: Administrative Offices, Member Services
  • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Village Store and Sports Pavilion 
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Closed at 6 p.m.: All recreation centers
  • All golf courses are open

Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 25:

  • Closed all day: Library, Administration, Member Services, Village Store, Sports Pavilion, Golf Operations Office and all recreation centers
  • The following three golf courses will be OPEN: Desert Trails, Echo Mesa and Pebblebrook
  • The following four golf courses will be CLOSED: Deer Valley, Grandview, Stardust and Trail Ridge

Thursday, Dec. 26

  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Village Store
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion

New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31:

  • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Village Store
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • All recreation centers: open regular time in the morning, all close at 6 p.m.
  • All golf courses are open

New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1:

  • Closed all day: Library, Administrative Offices, Member Services, Village Store, Sports Pavilion and Golf Operations Office
  • Open noon to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • Open regular hours: all recreation centers
  • All golf courses are open
Tour the rec centers in December

Tour the rec centers in November

Join Phil Dauterive as he provides a tour of all the recreation centers this November. You’ll get to visit many of the club rooms, see the pools and exercise rooms. You’ll even be able to visit all seven Sun City West golf courses. All tours start at 9 a.m. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Tours scheduled for November

Beardsley Recreation Center

Monday, Nov. 4 and 18

Meet in front of Arts and Crafts Building off of 128th Avenue. Tour lasts 1 3/4 hours.

Palm Ridge Recreation Center

Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 19

Meet in front of pool building. Tour lasts one hour.

Kuentz Recreation Center

Wednesday, Nov. 6 and 20

Meet in front of Stardust Theatre. Tour lasts one hour.

R.H. Johnson Recreation Center

Thursday, Nov. 7 and 21

Meet in front of Social Hall. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. (We visit ARC also)

Sun City West Golf Courses

Thursday, Nov. 14

Tour starts at Grandview Golf Course on Meeker in front of the Pro Shop and lasts 2 hours.

Library, Metal Shop and Agriculture Club

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. We will then travel to each of the clubs.

R.H. Johnson Library

Sun City West Metal Club

Sun City West Agriculture Club