Category: October 2015

Fox Trot and Tango classes: register early!

Claudia Booth and Dave Poferi

Long before any of us were taking our first steps, Irene and Vernon Castle were fashioning the Fox Trot into the newest dance craze. The Fox Trot is still, over a hundred years later, one of the favorite ballroom dances. Both slow and upbeat versions are staples in every DJ’s repertoire. In October, the Let’s…

’Tis the season! Holiday POPS Concert

Robert H. Ross Music and sing-along featuring Nota Bene will perform at Oro Valley United Church of Christ. Nota Bene, a popular Tucson trio, will perform a joyous concert of music of the holiday season at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Oro Valley United Church of Christ located at 1401 E. El…

Word of The Month

Antimacassar David Zapatka Reader and fellow New Adventures In Learning student, Terry Meury, suggested a word for something we have all seen but few would be able to properly name; antimacassar / æntɪməˈkæsə/. You will certainly remember seeing armrest covers on sofas and headrest covers on chairs in your parents’ or grandparents’ homes. You may have…

Want a real western experience?

Dorothy Wood Dancing Horse Ranch, right here on the eastern edge of SaddleBrooke, is looking for some volunteer help with feeding, watering and corral cleaning for their eight horses. The chores are light, the horses are gentle and the folks are friendly. Several SaddleBrooke homeowners stable their horses here. As little as an hour or…

Whats New at SaddleBrooke Computer Club?

Richard Beaty Fall Classes Are Underway SaddleBrooke Computer Club’s fall lineup of classes has started. To see what classes are scheduled, check out the club calendar at www.saddlebrookecc.org and click on the Calendar link. To sign up for a class, click the Enrollment link. Club members can register for as many classes as they wish…

Democratic Club news

Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association, speaking to our crowd at the meeting

Jim Vavra Animated, informative, passionate, energetic and captivating are words which one could use to describe the presentation Andrew Morrill made to SaddleBrooke Democratic Club Members on Tuesday, September 8. As President of the Arizona Education Association, Andrew is far more than just an advocate for the members of the AEA. As a teacher with…

Thursday Afternoon Bridge Clinic notice

Paul Shalita This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their Bridge. No partner is necessary. No time commitment; come late, leave early. Meet potential new partners. Sessions run from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoons at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in…

Top assisted living communities in Tucson – A report

Dick Fleming Along the road to life many SaddleBrooke residents will need to consider an assisted living community for themselves, a parent, loved one or friend. The Tucson area has 35 assisted living facilities making the selection task difficult—especially when there is an urgent need. My wife Barbara and I surveyed 20 and visited 12…

Catalina welcomes “Pot” party

Outside the Pottery Fiesta; photo by Julia Huff

Brad Huff Residents of Oro Valley, Catalina, SaddleBrooke and beyond are excited to see the increasing birth pangs of prosperity and beautification come to their communities. The latest buzz in Catalina is a brand new small business venture—Pottery Fiesta LLC—undertaken by SaddleBrooke residents, Brad and Julia Huff. Pottery Fiesta LLC features decorative pottery, garden art…

Yoga as a lifestyle and state of mind

Bridget Bonner There are many ways to describe yoga and its meaning. When practitioners are asked what their own definition is each would have a different answer and surprisingly each would be correct. Following are some of my own personal views, which I should mention actually grows and morphs as I continue to study and…