Activity Guide

Information presented in this guide has been gathered from the respective instructors. All class times, fees and meeting locations are subject to change. Please consult instructor with any questions. We apologize if we inadvertently missed any activity or organization. Please feel free to contact us for inclusion.

SaddleBrooke

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Arts & Crafts | Books & Writing | Cards & Games | Dance & Music | Golf | Health & Fitness | Hobbies & Clubs | Performing Arts | Religious Organizations | Senior Services Help & Information | Service Organizations | Social Organizations | Sports

ARTS & CRAFTS

NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

All types of needlecraft including needlepoint, cross-stitch, hardanger, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc., are done in an unstructured setting. All are welcome. The group meets Monday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 Arts & Crafts Center, Room 4. Some supplies and help are available.

SADDLEBROOKE GREENWARE (CERAMICS) CLUB

For those interested in learning to use proper techniques in pouring, cleaning, firing, and decorating ceramic pieces. Qualified Instructors teach classes on a regular basis in various methods of ceramic art work.

SADDLEBROOKE FINE ARTS GUILD

The Fine Arts Guild is an organization of art enthusiasts and aspiring artists of all levels, focused on watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, pencils, sculpture, and art photography. We arrange classes and monthly programs for all residents. We sponsor member exhibits, twice-yearly Fine Arts Shows, and an Outreach program. Visit our website at www.saddlebrookefinearts.org to learn more.

SADDLEBROOKE GIFT SHOP

Located next to the fitness center on SaddleBrooke Boulevard, this shop features items handcrafted by SaddleBrooke residents. Hours: May – September 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; October – April 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone number to shop is 917-3760.

SADDLEBROOKE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB

Club members share ideas and techniques for rubber stamping and paper crafting. Our general meeting is the second Wednesday of every month. We also meet on Saturdays for special classes or to work on individual projects with club supplies.

SADDLEBROOKE POTTERY CLUB

The pottery club offers residents the space and equipment to learn a new skill or revisit the fun of clay. We have equipment to support hand building or throwing and many members are available to assist with learning the basics. We also inventory certain glazes for use by members. Membership is $15 per year. Contact information is posted on the doors of rooms 1 and 2 at the HOA 1 Arts and Crafts Center.

SADDLEBROOKE QUILTING CLUB

We are a group that meets every Friday from 9-12.  Our membership consists of basic sewing skills to expert quilters. Visit our website at www.sbquiltclub.org for more information.

SADDLEBROOKE SCRAPBOOK CLUB

Our precious photos are made archival safe in beautiful albums, preserved for generations to come. They make wonderful gifts and family heirlooms.  Beginners through advanced.  The club has wonderful equipment and we are always willing to help each other. Come and work along with us on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at SaddleBrooke 1 Craft Room #4.

SADDLEBROOKE SILVERSMITH & LAPIDARY CLUB

People interested in silversmithing, making jewelry, cutting stones and many of the related arts.  Each person must complete a beginners class before joining the club.  We offer ongoing classes to our members to enhance their skills

SADDLEBROOKE STAINED GLASS CLUB

Beginning level through advanced classes for both leaded and copper foil are available to HOA 1 & HOA 2 residents.  Warm glass classes are being added in 2014.  Scheduled classes and other information can be found on the website http://saddlebrookeglass.com. The Turquoise Room at HOA 2 Arts and Crafts Center is available to club members Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and all day Thursday.

SADDLEBROOKE WOODCARVING CLUB

We are a group of men and women that meet twice weekly to carve objects varying from caricatures of man and animals to realistic birds’ including hummingbirds, raptors, and songbirds. Mammals such as coyotes, bears, deer, and, fish. Also include relief, chip, and ornamental carving.

SEW AND SEWS

If you like to sew, share ideas, and learn new techniques in sewing and fabric crafts, this is the group for you. Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 Craft Room 4, across from the gift shop.

THE BEAD BABES

Beading Babes meet every Friday 1:00 – 4:00 along with the SaddleBrooke Ranch Beaders at La Hacienda Club in the La Vista Room at SaddleBrooke Ranch. This diverse group shares their love of beads in many ways. Beadwork can be incorporated into jewelry, knitting, crochet, loom, weaving, off-loom weaving, and needlepoint projects. A library of beading literature, along with beads, beading supplies, and tools are available for members’ use. Instructions and assistance are available through sharing of knowledge and techniques.

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Books & Writing

4TH TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB

Book discussion with a rotating book facilitator meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at MountainView Clubhouse.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Book Discussion Group meets each month on the third Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in the Saguaro Room at MountainView Clubhouse. The members choose the books for discussion. The discussion is lively and fun. Lunch will follow at the MountainView Bistro.

FRIENDS OF SADDLEBROOKE LIBRARIES

Our goals include the following: provide funds for the needs of libraries in the SaddleBrooke community; focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; maintain a fee-based membership of persons interested in books and libraries; sponsor enrichment opportunities for the communities and stimulate gifts in a tax-exempt manner.

SADDLEBROOKE LIBRARIES

Recreational reading libraries staffed by volunteers and located in the DesertView Theater and Sports Complex, MountainView and SaddleBrooke Clubhouses. Library hours for DesertView and SaddleBrooke Libraries: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.  MountainView Library:  Open during clubhouse hours, not staffed. Library Phones:

SADDLEBROOKE WRITER’S GROUP

We learn and promote interest in writing fiction and non-fiction. Members may choose to read from their own memoirs, an essay or poem on a previous assigned theme. Mini-lessons, critique groups, and workshops are periodically offered.

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CARDS & GAMES

BRIDGE BABES

Ladies Party Bridge – All levels, Wednesday 1:00 p.m. in the Javalina Room HOA 1.  Meet new friends and have some fun!

BRIDGE CLASSES AT SADDLEBROOKE

Barbara Feeley Sullenger has been teaching bridge classes for over 30 years. Each member of her staff is qualified and experienced.  Several levels are available from Basics for Beginners through Brush-up, Modern Bidding, and Advanced Defense.  Classes generally begin in October, and again in January or February. Come to learn or improve your game and meet new people who enjoy the game as well. Details on classes can be found on the website at  www.saddlebrookebridge.org.

CANASTA CLUB-COUPLES

Couples Canasta meets the third Friday of each month. Entry fee is $3 for each player. We play a standard five-deck canasta card game.  New players welcome.

MIXED INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE FOR FUN

We are a small, mixed, social group of bridge, fun, and camaraderie Fridays at 12:45 p.m. in the Activity Center. Sign up at the hostess desk at HOA 1. Sign-up sheet is closed at noon on Wednesday. HOA 1 and HOA 2 residents and guests are welcome.

MONDAY LADIES’ OPEN BRIDGE

We play at DesertView Performing Arts Center, Mondays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet is at the MountainView Clubhouse Library.

MOUNTAINVIEW DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

The MountainView Duplicate Bridge Club sponsors ACBL-sanctioned games at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday in the DesertView Center. The fee is $4. Games are conducted by a certified director and are played in a relaxing atmosphere. No advance sign-up required. We will try to find a partner for anyone who needs one.

PARTNERS BRIDGE #1

Party Bridge on Wednesdays begins at 6:45 p.m.  Please arrive no later than 6:35 p.m.  Arrange for your own partner.  Sign up in MVCC library before 10:00 a.m. of preceding Monday.  Small fee required.  See sign-up sheet for location of play.

SADDLEBROOKE BRIDGE CLUB

SaddleBrooke Bridge Club is an unsanctioned mixed duplicate bridge game open to all residents and renters.  Game time is 1:00 p.m. at the HOA #1 activity center.  Please arrive at 12:45 to sign in.  Game fee is $3.00 per person.  A sign-up book is at the activity center which is open Monday through Friday.  The game is closed at 16 tables.  See www.bridgewebs.com/SaddleBrooke for more information.

SADDLEBROOKE CHESS CLUB

Chess players of all experience levels participate in casual matches.  Call for meeting time and place.

SADDLEBROOKE WEDNESDAY LADIES’ PARTY BRIDGE

Party Bridge has four rounds of six hands. We start at 9:30 a.m. in the North Coyote Room at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse until 12:30 p.m. Fee to play is $1.25; money goes to prize winners of that day. Sign in at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse Library prior to Monday 12:00 p.m.

SATURDAY MORNING BRIDGE CLINIC

This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their Bridge.  No partner is necessary.  Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in SaddleBrooke.  We also offer a separate program for beginners and for novice players.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE CLINIC

This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their Bridge.  No partner is necessary.  Sessions run from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoons at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in SaddleBrooke.  We also offer a separate program for beginners and for novice players.

THURSDAY CANASTA

We play five-deck canasta for ladies on the second and fourth Thursday mornings of each month in the Sonoran Room at the MountainView Clubhouse

THURSDAY NIGHT BRIDGE PAIRS

Rubber Bridge group that begins play on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at HOA #1.  Sign up sheet is in a white file folder on the podium at SaddleBrooke #1 library.  Fee to play is $1.25/pp/each.

WEDNESDAY LADIES’ DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Partner required – Game will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Activity Center. Please contact our President, Mary Owen.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL BRIDGE

Social Bridge is open to all SaddleBrooke residents who enjoy a friendly game of bridge. We are neither beginners nor professionals. We play on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the MountainView Clubhouse and we begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. Please call Jake a week in advance if interested in playing.

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DANCE & MUSIC

BALLROOM DANCE CLUB

The club promotes various Ballroom Dance activities for fun and exercise. Special dance events occur throughout the year. On-site ballroom dance classes, with cost, provide opportunity to learn and expand new dance techniques. Weekly practice sites are available to all residents. Yearly dues are $10. Please visit our website for current news and officers.

Website: sbballroomdance.com

COYOTE COUNTRY CLOGGERS

An accomplished exhibition clogging team.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB

English Country Dance lessons are free, scheduled during the fall, winter, spring, and summer. These dances have been popular since the 17th century in England and Colonial America. We teach the steps, practice, and then dance to the music. The dances are done in groups of 4, 6, or more. Singles are welcome.

LATIN RHYTHM DANCE CLUB

We teach Latin Dancing every Monday year-round.  A different dance each month: Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Bolero, and more. Each Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Vermilion Room at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.

LAZY BONES TROMBONE QUARTET

3 tenor trombones and bass trombone playing variety of music including classical, pop, and jazz.

LET’S DANCE CLUB

Let’s Dance Club is a social and teaching venue for ballroom dance.  Free classes are available for members.  Membership is $10.00 per person per year.  Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, ChaCha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Tango and Bachata are taught in a friendly, slower pace.

“OLD GERMAN BAND” ALT DEUTSCHE BAND

Six-piece German band plays European polkas, waltzes, marches, and dance music in authentic German costumes.

PARTNER WESTERN DANCE

Partner Western Dance classes are scheduled during the fall, winter, and spring. Also, there is a monthly Western dance open to all SaddleBrooke residents during the fall, winter, and spring.  Web site:  www.sbpartnerswesterndance.wordpress.com.

SADDLEBROOKE ARGENTINE TANGO SOCIETY (SATS)

Argentine Tango dancing, dancing lessons and social dancing.  Workshops on Argentine Tango music, history, culture and monthly showing of Argentine Tango movies.  www.facebook.com/southerazargentinetango/.

Contact:  Hector Legrand, 818-3523

Email:  sbktangou@aol.com

SADDLEBROOKE BALLROOM DANCE CLUB

The Ballroom Dance Club offers open dances on Sundays, Wednesdays, and first Thursday of the month.  We have ticketed dance events monthly, November through April.  Dance classes are available.  For times consult – Facebook:.Lets Dance Club of SaddleBrooke.

SADDLEBROOKE CLOGGING CLASSES

A fun loving group with varying levels of dance classes – from beginning to advanced.  Classes start every October.

SADDLEBROOKE LINE DANCE CLUB

The SBLDC encourages you to come share the joy of dancing and friendship.  Three dance sessions are held weekly.  Beginners – Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.; Intermediate – Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Advanced Beginners – Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  $10.00 annual dues.  View our website at www.sbldc.weebly.com

SADDLEBROOKE SILVER BELLES DANCE TEAM

The Silver Belles Dance Team performs for events in SaddleBrooke and the greater Tucson area.  Repertoire includes a variety of dance styles:  Jazz, Latin, Broadway Show Tunes & more.  A training class (Crystal Belles) is available on Friday mornings for prospective dancers.

SADDLEBROOKE SINGERS

The SaddleBrooke Singers is a community chorus of mixed voices. The Singers consist of approximately 70 voices. There is no audition to join the group. Two concerts are performed each year, one at Christmas and another in the spring. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings beginning in early September. We welcome anyone in the community who would like to sing in a chorus group.

SADDLEBROOKE SQUARES

We are a fun loving plus Square Dance Club with lots of activities. Our Club Dance is on Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – MountainView Ballroom. Other dances and workshops throughout the year are Sundays and Tuesdays. Lessons start in October. Check out our website at www.saddlebrookesquares.com for current lesson and workshop schedule.

SADDLEBROOKE SYMPHONY GUILD

The SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild facilitates opportunities to attend Tucson Symphony Orchestra events. The guild is an ideal way for people to share musical interests and to contribute to the outstanding Tucson Symphony. The membership year is from October to April, coinciding with the symphony season.

SADDLEBROOKE WIND & STRINGS ENSEMBLE

30 piece orchestra plays variety of popular music including Broadway and movie tunes.  Available at minimal charge for SaddleBrooke events.

SONORAN SINGERS

40 member + three part women’s chorus singing upbeat, popular choral music.  We are a casual group but pride ourselves on excellence in music performance, plus enjoying each other’s company with fun and friendship.

THE RHYTHM GANG

Big band music from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s plus a little bit of tunes from the next few decades following. Our band has 20 members with drums, keyboard, bass, guitar, five saxophones, four trombones, and four trumpets. We have one male and two female vocalists. We performed at SaddleBrooke HOA 1 December 2008 and December 2010 with great success. Please visit our website at www.rhythmgang.homestead.com.

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GOLF

ASSOCIATIONS PLAYING EVENTS AT MOUNTAINVIEW/PRESERVE COURSES

Welcome to SaddleBrooke!  We have a number of organization in HOA #2 that regularly play golf at our courses.  They are open to all SaddleBrooke 2, SaddleBrooke 1, and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents.  If you are interested in joining or would like further information about any of these, please see the contact numbers below, their website, or check out their membership applications at the MountainView Pro Shop or in the hallway to the right as  you enter through the front door.  All our looking to expand their membership and would love to hear from  you.

Men’s 18ers:

MountainView-Preserve Men’s Golf Association

Website:  www.Mountainveiwmensgolf.org

Men’s 9ers:

MountainView Men’s Niners

Ladies 18ers:

MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association

Ladies 9ers:

MountainView/Preserve Lady 9er’s

Lady Putters:

MountainView Lady Putters

Couples

VERDE SPUTTERS

Verde Sputters is an organized club for putting sport activity; also, to promote fellowship, community charitable opportunity, and social activity.  Open to ladies who are not members of an organized golf group.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

AQUA AEROBICS

We offer classes seven days a week, year-round, in the main swimming pool next to the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. Open to both men and women. Times: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Sundays are optional). No swimming skills necessary. The water is a warm 88 degrees. A boom box is used for instructions and music. There is a one-time fee of $5, payable to Ruth Jeric.

MVAC WATER AEROBICS CLASSES

Come and join our wonderful Aqua Aerobics class with a live instructor Monday thru Friday at 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Classes are $5.00 each, tickets may be purchased at the administrative office.

TAI CHI CLASSES

Improve your health and well-being with Tai Chi!  Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are offered each week.  Private lessons also available. Instructors are certified black belts and members of the Chin Yi Kung Fu Association.

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HOBBIES & CLUBS

RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL FLYING

Radio-controlled model airplane flying takes place on the club airfield in San Manuel. This airfield has a large, paved runway, equipped with a covered plane assembly and test area. Training to assist newcomers is held at this facility.

SADDLEBROOKE COIN CLUB

The SaddleBrooke Coin Club was founded in 2010 by Ken Marich to provide a forum for people with similar interests in numismatics, and learn more about numismatics through the experience of others.  Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the MountainView Club House in the Sonoran Room from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Members have the opportunity to buy, sell, or trade coins at each meeting.  Part of each meeting is dedicated to expanding our knowledge of numismatics topics such as history, grading, appraisals and certification.  All SaddleBrooke residents are welcome.

SADDLEBROOKE COMPUTER CLUB

The club teaches PC and Mac classes throughout the year. Most classes offer hands-on experience. Our Users Group meetings are held nine times a year and are open to all homeowners. For our most current class schedule and contact information please visit our website.

Website: www.saddlebrookecc.org

SADDLEBROOKE DEMOCRATIC CLUB

One of the largest and most active Democratic clubs in Southern Arizona.  Membership is open to all Democrats and Independents.  We host a guest speaker at each of our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the HOA 1 Activity Center.

SADDLEBROOKE GENEALOGY CLUB

SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club welcomes residents to share research experiences and hear knowledgeable professional speakers. We offer guidance in finding resource materials. Discover your Family History!

Website:  http://sb-genealogy.org

SADDLEBROOKE GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP

The Great Decisions program, with a national membership of 325,000 and 26 chapters in Tucson, is sponsored by the Foreign Policy association of the United States. Our emphasis is on in-depth analysis of our country’s involvement in international affairs. Our SaddleBrooke Chapter is non-political and welcomes all shades of opinion in open discussion. Dues are $10/person or $15/couple. We meet the second and fourth Monday of each month.

SADDLEBROOKE HIKING CLUB

Hiking and fitness walks for all levels. Newsletter and hike descriptions are published bi-monthly in the middle of the even months. Current membership is 520; dues are $10. Our membership applications are available at the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 and DesertView HOA 2 fitness centers.

SADDLEBROOKE MOTORCYCLE CLUB

The club gives Motorcyclists an opportunity to socialize with others for rides every Friday. The rides range from short rides for breakfast to all day lunch rides. Rides are also scheduled to museums, parks, and civic activities of interest to the group.

SADDLEBROOKE NATURE CLUB

Our club is for those who appreciate our natural environment and want to discover more through educational programs and outdoor experiences. Meetings feature special guest speakers on native flora, fauna, local geology, cultural topics, and more. Field trips explore the natural world through local day trips, sometimes multi-day tours.

SEWING MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLUB

We are a fun group of beginner to advanced sewers learning new techniques to use our computerized sewing/embroidery machines. Meetings may include a project, class, or field trip. We meet the second and fourth Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the HOA 1 Arts and Crafts Room 4 (next to the gift shop.)

SPANISH CULTURE CLUB OF SADDLEBROOKE

The Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke seeks to explore Spanish/Latin American culture, history, music and cuisine as well as travel and study opportunities.  Tucson and southern Arizona presents an array of venues to explore Spanish culture, and the Club takes advantage of them.  All programs are presented in English, and non-Spanish speakers are welcome.  The Club convenes a monthly breakfast get-together for members interested in enhancing their Spanish language skills.  Membership dues:  $20 per person (calendar year).

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PERFORMING ARTS

SADDLEBROOKE THEATRE GUILD

The SaddleBrooke Theatre Guild (STG) was started in August 2005 by a group of SaddleBrooke residents interested in the performing arts. STG encourages and supports all of its members in achieving their goals, will lend its own resources to members and affiliates including people power to help with marketing and technical expertise and is looking for new and active members with varying backgrounds and interests.

SADDLEBROOKE ARIZONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “SASO”

Classical music performances of 5 season concerts.  SASO has performed at SaddleBrooke for the past 16 years.  Numerous SaddleBrooke residents perform in the 75 member orchestra.  Concerts are performed at DesertView Performing Arts Auditorium.

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL – SADDLEBROOKE LIGHTHOUSE

Aglow International is an intercultural, trans-denominational organization. Aglow meets in SaddleBrooke on a bi-weekly basis on the second and fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Please join us for fellowship, worship, and prayer in a friendly, casual atmosphere. For more information on Aglow International, visit the website at www.aglow.org.

RESURRECTION @ SADDLEBROOKE

Resurrection @ SaddleBrooke is an organization of residents which offers an all-denominational worship service for residents and their guests on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the Vermilion Room of the HOA 1 clubhouse.  All are welcome.

SADDLEBROOKE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Bible study open to all denominations. Study centers on books of the Bible and is discussion oriented. We meet at the MountainView Clubhouse on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

THE INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES & STUDIES

The Institute offers SaddleBrooke residents and their guests the opportunity to experience Jewish High Holiday and Friday night Shabbat Services with their friends and neighbors.  Shabbat Services, preceded by an optional dinner, are held either the third or fourth Friday night during the months of October through April.  The Institute also offers educational classes led by Rabbi Seltzer and periodic guest speakers.

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SENIOR SERVICES HELP & INFORMATION

IMPACT OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

IMPACT is the closest non-profit service organization to SaddleBrooke and provides senior meals and programs, plus much more.  Got a question about where to find help or to volunteer? Give us a call.

SADDLEBROOKE BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Many people in SaddleBrooke have lost loved ones.  Don’t struggle through this time alone.  JOin others who have had similar losses and are willing to hear your story and share theirs in a safe, confidential space.  This is a free service for SaddleBrooke Residents.  Held EVERY Sunday 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Coyote Room South (lower level) of HOA ONE.  It is sponsored by SaddleBrooke Health & Wellness.

Contact:  825-8980

SADDLEBROOKE STROKE/NEURO SUPPORT GROUP

Caregivers who are involved in caring for those suffering from stroke or neurological problems.

SENIOR VILLAGE AT SADDLEBROOKE, INC.

Our mission is to provide non-medical services to residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch to help them “age in place” and remain here in the familiar surroundings of their own homes as long as possible.  “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

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SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

BABY EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

Visit: www.sbhoa2.org

INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING IN RETIREMENT (ILR)

Educational seminars of varying lengths presented and prepared by instructors with appropriate academic or experiential backgrounds. These programs comprise a wide range of interesting topics and aim to encourage discussion and interaction by our residents.

NATIONAL SOCIETY COLONIAL DAMES XVII CENTURY

We are volunteer, non-profit, non-political organizations of lineal descendents of anyone who rendered civil or military service in any of the original 13 colonies prior to January 1, 1701. Focus is patriotic, historic preservation and education related to this time period.

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS (DAC)

DAC is a volunteer, non-profit, non-political organization of lineal descendents who rendered service in any of the original 13 colonies prior to July 4, 1776. Focus is patriotic, historical, and educational related to this time and period.

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR)

DAR is volunteer, non-profit, non-political organization of lineal descendents of anyone who aided in achieving American independence from April 19, 1775 to November 26, 1783. DAR focuses on historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF PINAL COUNTY

The purpose of the Republican Women of Pinal County is to seek to educate the community and facilitate political participation by sponsoring speakers’, issue forums, and media reports. We meet the third Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. All are welcome.

SADDLEBROOKE COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach is a 501(c) (3) organization providing new clothing and educational services to needy children in the neighboring communities. Activities include operation of Kids’ Closet, math and reading tutoring, support of tri-community food bank, and mentoring for college scholarship recipients, a summer enrichment program.

Contact: 825-3302 (M-W, 9-3)

SADDLEBROOKE PET RESCUE NETWORK

Join a group of animal advocates working to protect and transition homeless pets to loving families.  Many volunteer opportunities are available from dog walking at the shelter, fostering, fundraising, and much more.  Visit our website at www.SBPetRescue.com for more information.

SADDLEBROOKE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB

An international service organization focusing on the needs of seniors and youth in the local area.  Meets Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. at MountainView Country Club.

STROKE/NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT GROUP

Our goal is to provide mutual compassion and support for people caring for loved ones who have Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke or other neurological conditions.  We meet on the third Friday of each month either at the Preserve restaurant or at the home of a member.

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SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

BRITISH CLUB

The British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month which includes the following activities:  Canasta, Mexican train and maybe bridge from 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m.  Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner at SaddleBrooke HOA 1, SaddleBrooke HOA 2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.  The principle objective of the club is to facilitate the meeting and socializing of SaddleBrooke Brits in order to broad friendships. 

JEWISH FRIENDSHIP GROUP

We are a social group that meets once a month for residents of the Jewish Faith, but is open to all residents. We have dinner meetings with varied programs.

SADDLEBROOKE DOG PARK ASSOCIATION

Our mission is to offer members a safe place to exercise and socialize their dogs in an enclosed environment. We will plan activities at the park including but not limited to fundraising, obedience training, and educational programs such as pet health, responsible pet ownership, and canine rescue. The benefit of a community dog park extends beyond the obvious for our dogs. We will be providing a place to share common love of family pets with our neighbors.

SADDLEBROOKE FRANCOPHILES

Members appreciate all aspects of French culture (food, wine tasting, travel, French literature, and films).  In accord with members’ interests, social gatherings are scheduled to celebrate a variety of French holidays and cultural activities.  Speaking French not required.

SADDLEBROOKE OFF-ROAD BUNCH- 4-WHEEL DRIVE

The club explores off-road 4-wheel drive trails at least monthly. The purpose is to further enjoyment of off-road driving, provide social experiences for its members, and protect Public Lands.

SADDLEBROOKE SINGLES

The SaddleBrooke Singles Club is a social organization made up of active, fun-loving SaddleBrooke single residents (both male & female) that meets formally once a month to plan a variety of activities in which members can engage as a group.  These activities might include movies, plays, sporting events, dinners in town, excursions to different sites… whatever comes to mind that might trigger the mutual interests of other members.  Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Coyote Room in the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse, and some members of ten meet afterwards for a cocktail and/or dinner in the Clubhouse’s The Vistas restaurant.  Informal Happy Hour gatherings are held every Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in one or more of the HOA #1/HOA #2 clubhouse dining facilities..

SONORAN DESERT CORVETTES

The 10 year old club is made up of Corvette car owners to promote social activities and fellowship among Corvette owners.  We meet monthly with our membership of 80, 33 which reside in SaddleBrooke.  We are active in weekly cruise nights, mystery meals, special events, and car shows.  We are sponsored by Watson Chevrolet.

WOMEN ON OUR OWN (WOOO)

We are a social group for women “on their own” and not in a committed relationship.  This is a great place to meet and form friendships with women who are for one reason or another find themselves on their own.  WOOO is open to all HOA 1 and HOA 2 ladies, whether single, widowed, or divorced.  Regular monthly activities include our Potluck, Dining/Luncheon/Game/Card Groups.  Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and included.

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SPORTS

HORSESHOERS OF SADDLEBROOKE

Come pitch horseshoes in the SaddleBrooke community (HOA 1 & HOA 2) on Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The courts are located between the Softball Field and the wall along Edwin Road.  There are “shoes” in a locked box, which can be opened with your pool key.

SADDLEBROOKE CYCLEMASTERS

The Cyclemasters offer recreational cycling for all levels – from the casual beginner to the serious tri-athlete. If you have a bicycle and a helmet, bring a smile and please join us. See our website at http://saddlebrookecyclemasters.org

SADDLEBROOKE PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION

The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) provides an opportunity for residents to learn and play pickleball.  Information about the association appears in www.spa.clubexpress.com.  SPA members may make court reservations and register for club events through the website. 

SADDLEBROOKE SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

SaddleBrooke Softball sponsors year round play for men and women. The field is just south of the DesertView Sports Club and Theatre Center. Over 150 active members participate in seven leagues every day of the week, except Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Teams are selected based on players’ skill ratings to ensure balanced teams. Fees from sponsors and membership dues fund the associations’ activities. In addition to league play, tournaments are hosted on St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the association’s website at www.saddlebrookesoftball.com for further information.

SADDLEBROOKE STRIDERS

We are a running group of all levels of abilities. We meet four times a week to run and to encourage each other.

SADDLEBROOKE SWIM CLUB

The swim club promotes swimming among SaddleBrooke residents. Opportunities range from swimming lessons to competitive swimming. Regular structured workout on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings at the DesertView Lap Pool. Please contact Jack Allison or Doug Springer for current workout times or visit our website at www.saddlebrookeswimclub.org.

SADDLEBROOKE TABLE TENNIS CLUB

We play Tuesdays Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Monday and Thursday are no play days.  For times, please go to our web site, sbttc.wordpress.com, or see Ping Pong/Table Tennis under clubs on either the HOA 1 or HOA 2 web sites.

SADDLEBROOKE TENNIS CLUB

The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club manages the tennis program for all courts in the SaddleBrooke community. SaddleBrooke residents may arrange court time by calling the Tennis Center at 825-0255. Organized play is arranged and managed by the STC coordinators. Membership is open to all residents of HOA 1 and HOA 2. STC makes tennis an enjoyable activity for all SaddleBrooke residents.

SADDLEBROOKE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

The Volleyball Club exists to provide a recreational outlet for both male and female residents who have an interest in, or would like to learn to play volleyball. All skill levels are welcome. Please call for information about play.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Artists

All level artists welcome! Painting with water based paints, sketching or pastels. We currently meet Wednesday and Saturday from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. in the La Vista Room.

 

Creative Artisans Group of SaddleBrooke Ranch

To support all the artists and crafters and the various clubs. The group encourages, mentors, and grow the creative arts and crafts community. Organize artwalk and educational opportunities.

 

Paper Crafters

Our paper crafters meet every Monday at 1 p.m. in the La Vista room for paper crafting. We make cards or do scrapbooking along with other papercraft projects.

 

Stitch N Chat

Open session to work on your own projects, anything with a needle: crochet, knit, sew, cross stitch, or other like projects. We work, share ideas, learn, and laugh a lot. Tuesdays from 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm and Thursdays from 1pm – 4pm at La Hacienda Club.

 

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CARDS & GAMES

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is an informal gathering of SaddleBrooke Ranch residents and their guests. Using Mah Jongg sets, tables of 3 or 4 players use tiles to complete standard hands from the National Mah Jongg League Card. Meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the La Montana Room at La Hacienda Club.

 

Mixed Party Bridge

Nothing too serious here. Enjoy the friendships while playing Bridge. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. every Monday in the La Montana Room. Yearly fee – $2.00 per person.

 

Non-Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge

Every Friday 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the La Montana Room.

 

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GOLF

SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Niners

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Niners was established in 2013 by a group of ladies interested in enhancing their golf experience in a non-competitive environment. Ladies of all skill levels are welcome to join this social group. Currently, the ladies play in randomly selected groups on Tuesday mornings in the summer months and Tuesday afternoons the rest of the year.

 

SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Putters

We meet at the putting green Wednesday mornings at 8:45 (Nov 1 to April 15) and 7:45 (April 16 to Oct 31). We are a pleasant social group whose aim is to make new friends, have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and improve putting skills. Prizes are awarded in competitions. See contact info below for joining.

SaddleBrooke Ranch Men’s Golf Association

The group’s purposes are to stimulate and maintain interest in golf at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club; to promote good fellowship among the members; and to enhance the social and recreational lives of property owners. The MGA members play every Thursday morning on the SBR golf club course. Play is arranged to assimilate new members and all levels of skill are accommodated. More information is provided at www.sbrmga.org.

 

SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association

The SBRWGA play every Tuesday morning on the SBR golf course. Our goal is to enjoy fellowship and provide an opportunity to compete in a friendly manner. We encourage you to get involved and share your knowledge and experiences to help strengthen our organization. Visit our website at www.sbrwga.com. For membership, please contact Colleen Carey or Sandy Seay.

 

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Fitness Classes

Drop in fitness classes. Class descriptions and times vary. Please call Debbie McCauley or contact the fitness desk for more details.

 

Hatha Yoga

90-minute yoga classes: each class includes breath awareness, a variety of poses with a focus on proper alignment, and final relaxation (Savasana).

 

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HOBBIES & CLUBS

SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Club

Enjoy a trail ride through beautiful desert scenery with our horseback riding group. Rides are organized monthly at various stables throughout the Tucson area. All rides are at a walk, just to relax and enjoy nature. All experience levels are welcome.

 

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MUSIC & DANCE

Opera and Classical Music

We are an internet information-sharing resource group. Members share information about all kinds of musical events and often attend performances together. We are very informal.

 

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SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Birthday Club Luncheons

Great way to meet ladies who live in our community and to celebrate birthdays. Lots of fun guest speakers throughout the year. Second Monday of each month.

 

California Club

If you are a California expat and want to meet others from the Sunshine State, this is how to do it. Fun parties and get-togethers quarterly.

 

Colorado Club

A social group with ties to Colorado. Meet once a quarter. Dates to be determined.

 

Fuhgeddaboutit Club (AKA NY/NJ/CT)

The club purpose is for the ex-residents of NY/NJ/CT to enjoy events and activities together in a social setting while embracing the culture/diversity, and people from this area.

 

Shalom Club

Shalom Club is an opportunity for Jewish residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch, spouses and interested friends to gather for the exploring of Jewish life in contemporary America. We gather for food, holidays, conversation, enjoyment of our Jewish heritage and mutual welfare.

 

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SPORTS

Bicycling

All cyclists are welcome to ride for an hour within the Ranch early Friday mornings. Time will change with the season. Meet in front of La Hacienda building.

Pickleball

We invite all new residents to come out and see what Pickleball is all about and meet some new neighbors. We play 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at La Hacienda Club. Please check our website www.saddlebrookeranch.org/pickleball for current play hours. Times will vary due to weather.

 

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association

Men and women players are invited to play Mixed Doubles Tennis weekly on the SBR tennis courts. The start times vary with the time of year and weather.

Website: saddlebrookeranch.org/tennis

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