Unit Happenings

A Renaissance Luncheon for Unit 4 Ladies

Unit 4 women enjoying great conversation and great food at Bottega Michelangelo (photo by Connie Kotke)

Connie Kotke, Deputy Unit Rep

Twenty-two women from SaddleBrooke One Unit 4 enjoyed an artistic Renaissance luncheon on June 21 at Bottega Michelangelo on Magee Road in Oro Valley. It was hard to choose from a wide variety of salads, pasta dishes, bruschetta, and more—but we managed! After introductions and a successful 50/50 raffle, we settled in for great conversation in our semiprivate room.

Once again, Susan Morrison Cluly designed the beautiful invitations. And after much research, she developed a trivia quiz for everyone to complete. We learned that Michelangelo began painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1508, and he lived another 56 years until he died at the age of 89. In his lifetime, he created about 30 sculptures, including the Rome Pieta that bears his carved signature.

The next social event for Unit 4 is the Welcome Back gathering on Friday, Oct. 27, on the patio of the Tennis Center. More information will be sent to residents as the date approaches.

Unit 17 Celebrates Summer

Residents of Unit 17 gathered at the home of Faith Fromson for our annual Salad and Dessert Dinner. (Photo by Barbara Barr Bengen)

Barbara Barr Bengen

June is always a special month in Unit 17. Each June, Faith Fromson hosts the annual Salad and Dessert Dinner. The combination of salads and desserts is always so perfect for those hot June days. This year, Faith treated Unit 17 residents to tortilla bowls for the salads.

Unit 17’s next gathering will be a Happy Hour at The Preserve on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Hope to see everyone there!

Unit 21 9th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament

Top winners: Jerry and Cheryl Fay, 2nd place; Nancy and John Hanna, 1st place; Lisa and Dave Graff, 4th place; not pictured: Craig and Benith MacPherson, 3rd place

Midge Mollenkopf

Twenty-four teams, divided into two divisions of 12, played round-robin from October until the end of April. At that time, the top-two teams and the bottom-two teams from each division played for top first, second, third, and fourth places and bottom first, second, third, and fourth places. After the playoffs, everybody gathered for a brats and awards party in Midge and Al Mollenkopf’s backyard. It’s so great to get to know all about your neighbors!

Unit 47

The Men’s Club enjoying breakfast at the MountainView Bar & Grill on the patio

Tom Drake

The Men’s Club meets every month on the first Tuesday at 8 a.m. If you live in Unit 47, join us. The club started 16 years ago and is still going strong. Over the years, we have done more than 60 outings, including University of Arizona and pro sports, museums, car races, car shows, ATV and UTV off-roading, shooting, mine tours, cave tours, air shows, and more. Each outing includes going to more than 45 different restaurants for lunch.