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August happenings in SunBird

FREE Exercise Class – Walk Away the Pounds Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the SunBird Ballroom SunBird Community Church Sundays at 9:00 a.m. – Non-denominational; everyone welcome! Fish, Chips and Shrimp OR Chicken Tenders Every Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.; $8.50 pp. Served with French fries and coleslaw and all the fish or…

Pickleball getting ready for Fall/Winter season

Roger A. Mandeville Pickleball membership is growing, and the SunBird Pickleball Ambassadors are making plans for another successful fall/winter season at the SunBird Sports Courts. The season starts October 1 and ends May 1, 2018, and the ambassadors are excited about hosting several fun events for residents, their families and friends. Ambassadors are planning a…

SunBird hosts Southeast Valley Tennis League pilot program

The Southeast Valley Tennis League hosted its first pilot test of league play at the SunBird Golf Resort on May 20, 2017. The SunBird Golf Resort has four tennis courts with the clubhouse and grand palm trees presenting a beautiful backdrop. A total of eight teams (Trilogy 1, Springfield 1, Iron Oaks 2, Sun Lake.…

Lifelong Learning program offers Speakers Bureau

Tony Contrabasso (left) and Wayne Wright (right) share information about the Speakers Bureau for New Adventures in Learning.

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning provides programs to local organizations and clubs about lifelong learning opportunities in the Southeast Valley. The Speakers Bureau, led by Tony Contrabasso with the participation of Joan Frank and Sharon Felts, can bring a presentation to any interested group. The talk, along with handouts, will share information about current…

It was a double installation dinner for the SunBird Lions Club

On April 18, the Chandler SunBird Lions Club held its 2017-2018 Installation Dinner in the Ballroom of the SunBird Recreation Center. The dinner was a joint officers’ installation with the Basha High School Leo’s Club. SunBird officers include President Julie Napton, Vice President Bill Hespel, Reporting Secretary Fred Garmeson, Recording Secretary Marilyn Hespel, Treasurer Ken…

SunBird Summertime Pickleball

Roger Mandeville Yes, the temperatures are rising and many residents have departed for the northland. For those of us who plan to have fun this summer, the pickleball courts are waiting for us to come out and play. The following is the pickleball schedule for the summer months. SunBird summer pickleball hours – May: Monday…

Beat the Heat and stay fit with Water Aerobics

Aqua Birds Water Aerobics Class will meet Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. beginning May 1. Upbeat music keeps us motivated as we perform stretching, toning and cardio movements in waist- to chest-deep water. Come and enjoy the benefits of this water workout.

Tribute to a Fabulous Decade and the people that made it happen

Norm Littrell & Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas This article is written to pay tribute to the end of a decade like no other in SunBird and to the incredible people who made it happen. You’ve heard the quote, “Birds of a feather flock together.” Never has a quote been more applicable to describe the past 12 years at SunBird. It…

End Of Season Roaring Twenties Party

Join us on April 11, 2017, for an end-of-the-season Roaring ‘20s Party in the Ballroom. This will be a casino night with giveaways and dancing. Tickets are $30 pp and can be purchased in the Horizon Room. Music will be provided by DJ Jamal with dancing. The bar opens at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner…

Mega thanks to Owen and Joyce Bae

Pat Thomas The SunBird Community extends mega thanks to Owen and Joyce Bae, the SunBird Singers’ choir directors for over 13 years. For those of you who don’t know, the 2017 Spring Concert was the last concert for the Baes as directors. They’ve passed their batons to Pat Miller, Mike Hanson and Kim Hanson, who…