Category: September 2017

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello The first Wednesday of each month is our “show and tell.” A good crowd is on hand, even in the summer months, to see what everyone has been working on. Sometimes there is a pattern for a sweater or shawl that multiple people want to make. Members Linda and Glenna chose the same…

Thank you, SaddleBrooke

Troops passing through Tucson International Airport in July 2017 enjoy a travel break at the MLO. Photo by Marleen Miller

D. A. “Bo” Nanna Saddlebrooke Troop Support wishes to thank the SaddleBrooke community for its generosity during our July “Sodas for Soldiers” campaign. Due to your continued support, we collected over 1600 cans and bottles of sodas and Gatorade. In addition, STS received donations of $290 in cash and checks. According to Delicia “Dee” Brunner,…

Woodcarving Demonstration and Carving Show

During the SaddleBrooke Fall Art Show, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Southwest Woodcarvers will feature some of the best Woodcarvers in southern Arizona, performing carving demonstrations and participating in a Carving Show at the SaddleBrooke Arts and Craft Center. Visitors are welcome to come and see their art and participate…

Pool players of the Brooke 8-ball Tournament results

Left to right: Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Jim Kauffman

Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland Pool Players of the Brooke want to thank our sponsors, It’s Greek to Me and Temperature Control Inc. On July 29, 2017, SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted an 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball: Jim Kauffman, Tom…

Fine Arts Guild and UAMA Art Lecture Series

Red Canna, by Georgia O’Keeffe

Tammy Bearden The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will present the second of their two-lecture series on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the west ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The presenters will be docents Fleurette and Marc Wallach, and their subject…

Artist of the Month: Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson with some of his beautiful birds

Barbara Johnson Mark Erickson has long been known for his beautiful carved works – birds, boards, letter-openers, utensils, etc. When I asked him how he got into the art of woodcarving, he attributed his interest to his father-in-law, who was a woodcarver in the mid ‘80s. Being drawn to the intricate detail and precision involved,…

Sputters land on Gilligan’s Island

Verde Sputters on the Minnow at the Gilligan’s Island Revue at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley

Elaine Stamm The Verde Sputters set sail on the Minnow along with the delightful cast of the Gilligan’s Island Revue on August 3 at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley. Walter Fritz, husband of new Sputter member Brigitte Fritz, invited the Sputters, and about 20 of us hopped on board. Walter Fritz is multi-talented, and…