Category: Clubs & Classes

Stroke/Neuro Support Group

Myra Knapp Are you caring for a loved one who has stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another neurological condition or movement disorder? Or are you your own caregiver? Members of the Stroke/Neuro Support Group understand that caregivers may need an outlet and an opportunity to share concerns and solutions in a supportive atmosphere. Our next…

MountainView Bridge Club news

Ann Kuperberg We may have heard the popular Halloween chant, “trick or treat.” For bridge players, getting a trick is a good thing and our club will offer a special treat on Tuesday, December 12: Holiday Party at the Roadrunner Grill. Circle that date. The MountainView Bridge Club will be meeting at a different location…

Spanish Culture Club

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 potluck…

News from the European Travel Club

The European Travel Club at Machesi di Gresy

Brian Mundy Northwestern Italy! Our group of 25, hosted by my wife Cheryl and I, began our final 2018 European travel adventure on October 1 with a scenic drive from Milan to the lovely seaside resort of Sestri Levante, just south of Genoa, where we settled in for four nights in our hotel. A multi-course…

SaddleBrooke Nature Club

The October meeting of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club featured Dr. Randall S. Smith of the University of Arizona’s Tree Ring Lab. Dendrochronology, the study and dating of tree rings, is the newest of the sciences and the University of Arizona’s lab is the only one like it in the world. Imagine a complete archive of…

Photo Club critters competition

Ellen Victor’s entry

Vicki Cunningham There are competitions in our area that may be entered as an incentive to become a better photographer. One of the aims when the SaddleBrooke Photo Club started this year was to enter the Arizona Camera Club Council’s fall and spring competitions. Learning to make the best possible pictures can help you reach…

Hiking Club visits Sedona

Left to right: SaddleBrooke Hikers at Boynton Canyon in Sedona: Mark Schwartz, Lonnie Bright, Dave Sorenson, Roberta Litchfield, Margaret Valair, Marlene D’Ambrosio, JP Blount, Joe D’Ambrosio and Cindy Blount.

David Sorenson On October 16 and 17, eleven hikers from the Saddlebrooke Hiking Club hiked Boynton Canyon, Devil’s Bridge and the West Fork of Oak Creek. Boynton Canyon is the ancestral home of the Yavapai and Sinagua peoples and is also considered a vortex. Devil’s Bridge is a land bridge that is 100 feet above…

Arizona Trail work event

Sue Bush Summer rains bring overgrowth, especially catclaw bushes, on the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Catclaw thorns draw blood when hikers get too close. Sixteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club mounted an assault on the extensive catclaw bushes threatening hikers on a portion of the Oracle Passage. The battle with…