Category: Community News

Social Events

FREE Exercise Class – Walk Away the Pounds Monday-Friday, SunBird Ballroom 8:00-9:00 a.m. Stretch & Tone Monday, Wed., Friday, SunBird Ballroom 7:00 a.m. SunBird Community Church Sundays, 9:00 a.m. Non-Denominational Everyone Welcome! Cod Fish, Shrimp or Chicken Tenders Every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m., $9.50 pp Served with French fries or baked potato and coleslaw and all…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith A “Thank You” is such a simple thing – It has an honest, grateful ring. A helping hand, a good job done – Another “Thank You” you have won. The quiet and the helpful deed – So many people often need Is from the goodness people do – Now here’s a hearty “Thank…

Volunteer for a Lifelong Learning Program

Sheila Contrabasso (left) and Ellen Peck (in green), along with a team of New Adventures’ volunteers, ready the registration packets for the 2017 Fall mailing in under an hour.

Catherine Hammond As an all-volunteer program, New Adventures in Learning depends on its members to plan and carry out every activity. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Some activities may take only a few minutes. Others can require many hours of commitment over time. The presenters for dozens of classes are perhaps the…

SunBird Singers Christmas Concert

Norm Ott The SunBird Singers, under the direction of Pat Miller and Mike and Kim Hanson, will present their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6 and 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the SunBird Clubhouse ballroom. The theme of this year’s concert is “There’s a Light a-Comin’.” The concert will feature the…

Rock’n Roll Variety Show – November 24

Barry Miller Yesterday Once More ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s show and dance rock ‘n’ roll variety group will be performing at the Yesterday Once More’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Variety Show on Friday, November 24, at SunBird Country Club, 6250 S. SunBird Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85249. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., and doors open at 6:00…

Chosen, charged and challenged

Kare Bear members

Rosie VanderVeen The first Kare Bears meeting of the season took place on October 18 after press time. We will discuss in December article. Our new board members are Julia Roberts and Barb Dunbar. Emily Hughes will replace Larie Thiebeault as treasurer. Barb will continue to serve as secretary. Dates for Kare Bear Faires will…

1A residents: notice regarding trash disposal

Unit 1A residents have city-provided dumpsters for trash and large blue containers for recyclables. These containers are only for use by 1A residents. They are not to be used by residents from other areas of SunBird. Recyclable material, trash and other waste must be placed inside the containers for collection. Placement of material outside a…

Attn: All Military Veterans

Bob Neuman This is a request to all current SunBird veterans who have served in our armed forces. We are asking that you call the clubhouse office to register your name, branch of the military and years served. The phone number is 802-4901. There is a movement afoot to recognize our veterans for their sacrifices…

This That and Other Stuff

Dale Huffman and wife Jean

Bob Neuman Recently, an elderly man pushing a grocery cart came toward me. He was having difficulty with it, was limping and appeared very weary and sad. His cap said “World War II Veteran.” As he approached, I tried to see the other items on it. They included a Purple Heart medal and a row…

Blind Support Group

If you or a family member is sight-impaired and would like to be part of a support group, please contact SunBird resident Joan Steinke at 480-895-0303. The purpose of this group is for those who suffer from this impairment to meet with others routinely and discuss ways to cope and meet with professionals, programs leaders…