Category: May 2014

Line Dancing Road Show

Camping and dancing for Interfaith Community Services

Dorothy Wood The SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club was recently invited to perform at three separate events in the local Tucson area. The first performance was held February 20 at the Desert Springs Retirement Living center in Oro Valley. The residents celebrated Tucson Rodeo Week and our line dancers supported the theme with four country/western dances…

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries – May 2014

Afternoon clouds gather over Bryce Canyon as viewed from Rainbow Point.

Fascinating Florence, AZ not just a prison town Why would anyone build a new town in the desert? To many people the desert is barren and not an appealing place to call home. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century early settlers to Florence knew how to survive in the desert and passed that knowledge on for…

From your Events Committee at SaddleBrooke One…

Wednesday, May 14 – Cigar Smoker Join a group of like-minded individuals for camaraderie and laughter. Consider joining many of your friends who have dinner first in the Agave and then meet outside by the fireplace around 6:00 p.m. Bring your own cigars. Drinks of any kind will be available for purchase. Hope to see…

Border crossing

Nan Nasser On March 28 fourteen participants from Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church spent the day on a mission trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico, to learn more about Just Coffee and the ministry of Frontera de Cristo which meets the physical and emotional needs of migrants. Jocabed Gallegos, the Frontera de Cristo coordinator, met the group…

2014 Health Fair remains at SaddleBrooke One

The Health Fair offers a convenient disposal for unused medications.

Phyllis Ketring The SaddleBrooke Health Fair will take place at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse again this year. The eighteenth annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday morning, October 18. If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that is fun and only requires a few hours of time, the Health Fair is for you. Many…

Let’s go surfin’ now…

The Planning Committee

Ann Vernon No doubt most readers remember the familiar Beach Boys tunes such as Surfin USA, Fun, Fun, Fun, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations and the list goes on! Those in attendance at the Beach Boys Blowout, a Treats and Talents fixed price event, rocked on to these tunes and many more. Music was provided by Gus…

Bravo Broadway

Ann Vernon Who doesn’t love Broadway tunes? Obviously 25 SaddleBrooke residents do based on their attendance at one of the Treats and Talents Fixed Price auction events held in January. Thanks to Betty Hughes who introduced us to her piano teacher Mary Martin Stockdale, this event began to take shape. Ms. Stockdale agreed to donate…

What’s cooking?

Jack Grech and Duane Waldo help Al Rhodes with tortilla soup preparation

Ann Vernon One of the Treats and Talents Charity Auction fixed price offerings for the last several years has been a men’s cooking class geared to novice cooks as well as more experienced cooks who just want to learn new techniques and experiment with different recipes. This class is offered by Nile Vernon, Al Rhodes…

Carbon monoxide detector lifespan

Ross Novotny In recent years many municipalities have required carbon monoxide detectors in all newly constructed homes. The most commonly installed detectors are combination units which act both as a smoke detector and as a carbon monoxide detector. These combination units are installed in each sleeping area of a new home to alert homeowners of…

Oracle School District – May 2014

Five/Six classes hike to the Romero Pools in Catalina State Park.

Students soar at the Oracle School District The Oracle School District is proud to offer accelerated combination classes for grades three through six. Several years ago the Oracle School District staff set out to develop a program that would meet the needs of students that showed outstanding academic aptitude by excelling in the classroom and…