Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

FSL March Lecture Features Win Holden and Arizona Highways

Rolly Prager

On April 16, Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries will present a lecture by Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine. The lecture “The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine” tells the fascinating story of how a brochure produced by the Arizona Department of Transportation evolved into one of the most respected and revered publications in the world. With annual economic impact of over $65 million, Arizona Highways reaches all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world. Arizona Highways is unique in that it does not depend on advertising. It has had to find other revenue sources to support operations. As a part of the ADOT, it must operate without state funding. Mr. Holden will describe this remarkable journey of a magazine that beat the odds and continues to thrive in a competitive environment that has seen other respected national magazines cease publication.

Win Holden was named publisher of Arizona Highways Magazine in 2000. He was recognized by the Arizona Office of Tourism as the 2017 and 2018 Lifetime Award recipient and received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Business Journal. He was the 2007 inductee of the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame.

The lecture on April 16 starts at 4 p.m. at DesertView Theater. There is no charge.

Adult Learn-To-Swim Program is Back

Terese Butler

The SaddleBrooke Swim Club is once again offering the Adult Learn-To-Swim program. This program is free to SaddleBrooke residents and is designed for adults who have little or no prior swimming experience or may even have a fear of the water. The goal is to provide you with basic water skills, including how to float, tread water, and breath while swimming. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to take advantage of the wonderful benefits that swimming provides, such as improved cardio fitness, flexibility, and a method to exercise which is easy on your joints!

Classes will be held at the DesertView Swimming Complex on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11-11:45 a.m., April 20 through May 1. If you wish to register or receive more information for this program, contact Laurie Loose at 505-264-2771 or [email protected] The class is limited to twelve participants to ensure personal instruction, so reserve your space early.