SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings – May 2024

Unit Happenings – May 2024

MOVE Across 2 Ranges 2024

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Sutherland Trail Wildflower Meander

Deanna Hyland Poppies! Thousands and thousands of poppies, interspersed with majestic saguaro, and a picturesque backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The yellows and oranges blanketed the ground for as far as we could see, the colors exploding in front of our eyes. On March 28, 10 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club were fortunate…

WIN’s Summer Symposium

Barbara Barr Bengen We are planning something very special for the SaddleBrooke community this summer. In collaboration with Dr. John Tait, we are working on a Summer Symposium on wellness. We are still working on the details, so watch the papers and our email distribution list. Plans for the symposium include speakers on a variety…

Horseback Riding in Saguaro National Park East

Barb Rutt On a beautiful spring day at the end of March, seven members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club saddled up and went horseback riding in Saguaro National Park East. They met at Houston’s Horseback Riding Stables, located on Tucson’s northeast side and nestled next to the Rincon Mountains, for the two-hour ride. Houston’s has…

Dancing Makes You Smarter

Mary Klootwyk We all know the benefits of physical exercise, including low-impact exercise, but what many don’t know are the cognitive benefits of square dancing. Square dancing requires active attention and quick physical responses, and because of this, it triggers several multiple brain functions at once, such as kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional, which have…

Live Theater Thrives in SaddleBrooke

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg I am happy to report that there is a new theater troupe that has recently emerged here: Once Upon a Time Theater. The production company is the result of a collaboration between co-directors Susan Kravitz (lead writer) and Anne Grant, well-known thespians and singers in their own right. The co-directors first…

SPA Members Shine at State Tournament

Raymond H. Goettsch The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) sponsored four teams in the Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL), and three teams advanced to the Arizona state tournament and earned medals. Other SPA members advanced to state in separate teams, advancing to state and receiving medals. On April 7 in Mesa, SPA’s Soft Serve team (women…