Category: January 2018

British Club enjoys holiday party

  Twink Gates-Zimdar On Friday, December 15, twenty-five members and six guests of The British Club enjoyed their annual Christmas Party at the Activities Center. After cocktails at 6:00 p.m. a potluck buffet, contributed by all members, was served where they enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Following dinner, featuring once again…

Hiking the Miner’s Needle Loop

  Frank Earnest Twelve members of SaddleBrooke Hiking Club hiked the Miner’s Needle Loop, otherwise known as the Lost Dutchman/Bluff Springs Loop, along the southern slopes of the Superstition Mountains on a beautiful day in early December 2017. The Superstition Mountains are a very special mountain range to our north, and the legendary location of…

Spanish Culture Club news

  Tom Barnwell The Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke (SCC) is a culture club, not a language club. It is composed of a group of social and intellectually curious Brookers that seek to expand their knowledge of Latin culture within the Old Pueblo and beyond. This is accomplished through monthly meetings that include speakers and…

This I have learned

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed being in the kitchen. I must admit that the very first time I had that tactile experience of forming something “food like” was when I was about six years old and I made mud pies! I was hooked by the feeling of…

Night Club 2 dance classes begin

Jane Gromelski Night Club Two Step is a dance invented by Buddy Schwimmer. Its pattern is quick, quick slow. That’s pretty dry. It is actually a more relaxed, easy to learn, dance. It has a unique look on the dance floor. It is one of my favorites. We use it at both Ballroom and Western…

Quilt Auction to benefit SaddleBrooke Charities

Connie Sieverding The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue and Senior Villages at SaddleBrooke will benefit from a Live Quilt Auction sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters. All proceeds from the auction will benefit these two charities. Quilts have been made and donated by members of the Friday Quilters and will include holiday themes, Southwest, University of Arizona,…

SaddleBrooke Preserve neighbors brighten the holidays through their Adopt-A-Child event

Ann Lange The Preserve makes holidays happy for military families through their Adopt-A-Child event. “Part of what makes the holidays so special for many of us is the ability to help those less fortunate than ourselves” (Bonnie Barazani, Social Chairman and coordinator of The Preserve’s events dedicating assistance to local military families). One hundred and…

Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting notice

  Buz Bailey The SaddleBrooke chapter of The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan advocacy group that supports the efforts of the national Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create…

Mental illness: what you need to know and how to get help

Leslie Fore Mental health problems are very common. One in five American adults and youth are affected by mental illness. The Santa Catalina Catholic Church Social Awareness and Justice Ministry is hosting an educational forum on mental illness called Understanding Mental Illness: Together We Can Make A Difference on January 28, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00…

Light Painting with SaddleBrooke Photography Club

Dee English It was an evening of spectacular lights, movement, shapes and art created by the photographers who participated in the “Painting with Light” workshop. Light saber swords, glow sticks, electro-luminescent wires, light balls and other gadgets were twirled, wiggled and swept through the air to create patterns captured by cameras using a long exposure.…