Category: Clubs & Classes

Oro Valley Market Place Concert

Director Ed Sand welcomes the audience and introduces music sung by Frank Sinatra; photo by Georgie Hourigan.

Ed Sand The Rhythm Gang Big Band of Tucson performed in the SAACA sponsored second Thursday of the month concert on February 11. This concert took place on the patio area in front of the Marketplace Movie Theater at 6:00 p.m. Vocalists were Erin Rucuparo and Luke Howell to assist with the celebration of Frank…

P.E.O. Style Show and Luncheon a sold out success

Models before the grand event

Smiles graced the MountainView Ballroom on February 26 as three hundred guests oohed and aahed over the colorful, comfortable fashions presented by Soft Surroundings (La Encantada) and modeled by Chapter EP members of the P.E.O Sisterhood. With support from both guests and Bon Voyage Travel and Navigation Retirement Group, the event raised nearly $8,000 to…

Who are those old guys in red shirts and caps?

Left to right, standing: Rick Morrison, John Wright, Doug Sweetland, Chris Swenson, Charlotte James (truck supervisor), Jon Parkhill and John Ingebritson; kneeling: Gary Adams, Mike Buckley, Bob Herd and Ron Andrea

Ron Andrea They’re Golden Goose truckers, of course! They work approximately four hour shifts, anywhere from one to ten days per month, depending on the amount of time they choose to donate. Some drive the truck but most ride along as helpers. Some volunteer year round and some are snowbirds. They range in age from…

Cardio Belly Dance is fun!

Debbie Fiskum Let’s burn those calories with a workout that’s different and effective. Cardio Belly Dance will get your heart rate up and help you firm up those problem areas. Think it’s too hard? Katia teaches easy Belly Dance moves to authentic dance music and makes it flow together. You’ll find yourself building one move…

Tea and crumpets, SaddleBrooke style

From left: Mary Anderson, Gerry Burnside and Sandra Hackett

Gerry Burnside The SaddleBrooke Questers, the Catalina Timewalkers, had a special come to tea invitation for its members. Inviting someone to tea in the British tradition is much more than just a cup of tea in the kitchen; there are certain customs to be followed. The hostesses, Mary Anderson, Gerry Burnside and Sandra Hackett, first…

SaddleBrooke Hikers explore Robles Pass Trails

Elisabeth Wheeler, Cathy Giesen, Allison Lehman, Marlene Olson, Arlene Gerety, Susan Hollis, Joyce and Joe Maurizzi, Ann Hammond, Fred Norris and Roland Horst; photo by Melissa White.

Elisabeth Wheeler Robles Pass trails are south of the Tucson Mountains and Ajo Way, once known as Robles Pass. Bernabe S. Robles was the son of a pioneer from Sonora who became a Tucson businessman, ran a stage coach line and at the height of his career controlled one million acres in southern Arizona. SaddleBrooke…

CycleMasters hosts Progress paper delivery dinner

Ken, Kathy, Annette and Jack

Ted Belanger A delicious dinner was enjoyed by all attendees on Sunday, February 28. This dinner was in appreciation for all those who help deliver the SaddleBrooke Progress monthly newspaper to the tubes of every home in SaddleBrooke. Progress coordinator Jack Giovenco thanked the over 100 members for their efforts and shared with us the many…

Latin Rhythm Dance Club – we dance all summer

DJs and Latin Dance Instructors Jeanny and Wally Mara

The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is SaddleBrooke’s premier dance club, offering professional-level classes in authentic Latin dance styles. These include Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa and Samba and others. Instruction is generally one hour in length, with a half hour of practice time afterwards. Weekly Latin Dance Classes Monday Basic Dance Classes…

Jewish Friendship Group

Carol and Mart Gordon do their moves at the Sock Hop.

Marilyn Anthony Oh What a Night wasn’t one of the hits played at the recent dinner but it certainly was quite the night as our members took to the floor for the first JFG dance of the century after enjoying an excellent dinner. The music, slow and fast, got many people onto the dance floor to…