Category: January 2018

“Music on the Road” for charity

Shirley O’Brien In October “Music on the Road,” Jim and Shirley O’Brien advertised that they would provide 30 minutes of live holiday party music for a minimum of $50 donation for IMPACT – Catalina Food Bank. The results are in: The annual “O’Brien Holiday Party Performance Caper” raised $3,387 from 476 generous revelers at 11…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Happy New Year! Knit Wits members ended last year with a festive holiday luncheon held at the HOA One bar area. Thank you to the marvelous chef, servers and staff who made this a memorable event. Nearly 50 ladies enjoyed the meal which was a choice between chicken and brie on delicious focaccia…

SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club

 Newcomer lessons schedule Lynne Kumza Want to learn to line dance but afraid to try? Or perhaps you learned line dancing some time ago and your boots have gotten rusty? Spring is approaching and the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club is offering an easy way to learn the basics of line dancing in four simple sessions:…

Artist of the Month

Bruce Capra – Magic things start to happen LaVerne Kyriss Like many pre-teens of his era, Bruce Capra got a paint-by-numbers kit when he was 12. This gift sparked a life-long love of painting. But as a college student Capra became convinced he had no artistic talent and moved into commercial art where he took…

Gardeners Exchange

Linda Vautrin-Hale The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to a free presentation by Dr. Larry Fellows on An Overview of Southern Arizona Butterflies. The talk will be held at the MountainView Clubhouse in the West Ballroom on Thursday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. The talk will introduce the…

Women On Our Own (WOOO)

  Liz Boyd WOOO is for single women living in SaddleBrooke and the Ranch who want to stay busy and enjoy life. Our activities include: Dining Out: We go out for dinner on the third Wednesday of each month and enjoy Tucson’s restaurants. In December it was the Wild Garlic Grill. Potlucks: On the fourth Saturday of…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball news

  Andrea Molberg Dave Weinbach, current men’s doubles pickleball champion in the U.S. Open and USAPA National tournaments, conducted a group pickleball clinic for 33 SPA members on December 11 at the Ridgeview Courts. He is known for his enthusiastic approach to teaching the game and has helped pickleballers all over the U.S.A. improve their…

SaddleBrooke Writers Group

Joan Elder The SaddleBrooke Writers Group meets the first and third Saturday in the Saguaro Room at the MountainView Country Club from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The members of the club range from people interested in getting started writing to those who have published books and everywhere in between. Some members write prose and others…