Category: Clubs & Classes

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Ahh, cooler weather really makes us eager to pick up the knitting needles and work on a soft and cozy project. It is not too early to think about special items for the upcoming holiday season. You know it will be here sooner than you think. The Knit Wits recently had a successful…

Catalina Mountain Elks Dictionary Project update

Pat Cox Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Dictionary Project Chairperson Joyce Garcia distributed dictionaries to third-grade students at Casa Christian, Copper Creek, Immaculate Heart and Mesa Verde elementary schools in Oro Valley. Joyce personally purchased 300 dictionaries for distribution to these students and to the Roadrunner Elementary students, who will receive their dictionaries at the…

Questers begin new year

Sandi Newberry The October meeting of the Catalina Timewalkers, Chapter of Questers International was held in the home of Harriet Shemer with Marilyn Bertke assisting. Harriet presented a program on bisque porcelain. Harriet began antiquing and collecting when she was a child near Philadelphia. She shared her collection of bisque figurines and other decorative pieces.…

Music Mends Minds

Pat Dawydowych Perhaps you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s or some other form of neurodegenerative disease. Music Mends Minds invites you to make music with us! You are welcome to become part of the “Mindful Menders Band” as a musician, singer, volunteer or observer. This group is a…

Genealogy Club notice

Lydia O’Connor The October Genealogy Club topic was “But Isn’t Everything Online?” Family History Research in State Archives. The title led many to think, what isn’t available online? Our guest speaker Melanie Spurgeon from Mesa, Arizona provided an eye-opening list of resources that aren’t online. She recently retired as the State Archivist and Director of…

SaddleBrooke Hikers enjoy Deer Camp/Baby Jesus Loop

A group of SaddleBrooke hikers had a beautiful hike to Deer Camp/Baby Jesus Loop on October 9. It included a special Gila Monster sighting, an array of beautiful flowers including trailing four o’clocks, caltrops, scarlet creepers, Arizona blue eyes, range ratany, red spiderling and the very deep purple morning glories. Tim Butler led the group…

Christmas came early

Barbara Barr Christmas came early for elementary students at three area schools in Catalina, Oracle and San Manuel as members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke delivered books to the children. Under the direction of George Corrigan, our Youth Services Chair, several of our Rotary members deliver books to over a thousand elementary children three…

The many health benefits of Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art dating back to the 12th century. It is an excellent way to improve and maintain both physical and emotional health. It is also a wonderful way to build strength and balance while alleviating stress and anxiety. Some of the studies are: Parkinson’s disease: a study published…