Category: Clubs & Classes

Grandkids Softball event scores a victory

It’s a hit when Golder Ranch Firefighters show the kids how a real fire truck works; photo by Jim Smith.

Jim Smith The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Grandkids’ Games on Friday, November 27 at the Softball Complex. Games Director Steve Garceau was assisted by Coaches Pat Tiefenbach, Jake Jacobson, Doug Sweetland, Roy Steigers, Mark Schauer, Rich Battagello, Ron Quarantino, Denise Norgard, Gus Marano and photographer Jim Smith. Twenty-five grandkids participated,…

Saturday morning Bridge clinic

Paul Shalita 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. No time commitment; come late, leave early. Meet potential new partners. Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in…

SaddleBrooke Skygazers

Eclipse photo from Richard Spitzer

—Nights would be much, much darker. The next brightest object in the night sky is Venus but it still wouldn’t be enough to light up the sky—a full moon is nearly two thousand times brighter than Venus is at its brightest. —Without the moon, a day on earth would only last six to twelve hours.…

Is Tai Chi for me?

You probably have heard all the raves about how great Tai Chi can be for our health and well-being but you may not be sure it would really suit your personality, physical abilities or interests. Here are some guidelines to help you decide. Tai Chi might be for you: 1. If you want to work…

Great Decisions announces topics for 2016

Ellen Citron The SaddleBrooke Great Decisions program began on Monday, January 11 with a general meeting and distribution of The Great Decision books and collection of dues ($10 per person or $15 per family). The next meeting will be in the MountainView Ballroom on January 18 at 3:00 p.m. The 2016 topics are as follows: 1.…

Freethinkers special luncheon with Rabbi Chalom

Rabbi Adam Chalom

Fran Berman Join us at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. when Rabbi Adam Chalom will be our guest speaker. Rabbi Chalom is a dynamic and illuminating speaker, a clear and inspiring teacher and a leading voice in the movement of Humanistic Judaism. A worldwide movement, Secular Humanistic Judaism is…

Stained Glass Club news

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Linda Pomeroy It’s a lovely time of year to drive through our development. Many of our neighbors have decorated their homes for the holidays. But while these are temporary decorations, look closely and you will see some permanent decorations. I am talking about the stained glass works of art done by many of the homeowners.…

Freethinkers meeting January 24

Dr. John E. Schwarz

Fran Berman Join us in the MountainView Ballroom on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. when our guest speaker, Dr. John E. Schwarz, will present different perspectives on income inequality in the U.S. today and what can be done about it. Everybody from both political parties is talking about the struggling middle class in…

Woodcarvers Club welcomes all

If your interests are made of wood—carved wood that is—SaddleBrooke Woodcarvers Club is your place. If you have always wanted to learn, beginning carvers looking for help or experienced carvers looking for a place to carve, we can help. Learn a fun new hobby. Share skills and techniques. We meet every Monday and Tuesday in…

Living with Urban Wildlife

Julie Strom

Pam Boedeker Julie Strom, Pima County Natural Resources Program Director, was the guest speaker at the SaddleBrooke Nature Club December meeting. Her topic was Living with Urban Wildlife. Julie began her discussion defining wildlife as being anything living in our area from the largest mammals to the smallest insects. They benefit us in many ways.…