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Pickle for Purple Charity Tournament February 9-10

The SunBird Pickleball Club is having fun on the courts. Come out and join us when you can! If you need a schedule or contact information, head on up to the glass case across from the post office. New Player Orientation happens by sign-up only. Feel free to sign up in the glass case. We…

Use your golf skills to help veterans

East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, is sponsoring their Sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our Arizona service members. The tournament is on April 5, 2019, at the Oakwood Country Club. It is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Check-in is 7:00 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. You will also get…

Tower Point Concert Band returns February 24

The Tower Point Concert Band that first performed at SunBird in February 2018, is returning to SunBird to present another fine performance of concert band music. The date is Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the clubhouse ballroom. The band, whose home base is the Tower Point Resort in Mesa, is under the…

Collection for “Packages from Home” a success

  Fred Garmeson The SunBird Lions Club has completed its annual collection for the “Packages from Home” project. We are pleased to report that the SunBird residents pitched in again this year and donated 209 pounds of goods that filled 14 cartons. The SunBird Lions Club has been participating in this worthy project since 2010.…

Tennis season in full swing

Jen Walden Tennis, anyone? Our 2018/2019 tennis season is now in full swing! (No pun intended). We kicked off the fall festivities with our “Welcome Back” picnic and in-house tournament on November 17. We munched on my favorite (fried chicken) with plates full of scrumptious salads and desserts, graciously donated by our generous members. Thank…

Winner of the Holiday Light Competition

Holiday Light Competition Well, the votes have all been counted for the Holiday Light Competition. We had a total of 67 people who came up to the SunBird patio and cast their ballot. It was a fierce battle for the houses with 1549 Winged Foot (Bob and Joyce Gerber) taking first place, 6917 Oakmont (Joseph…

Christmas celebrates comfort of community

Rosie  VanderVeen The first Kare Bear meeting of the season took place on October 17 as we welcomed five new Kare Bear members: Kitty Determan, Barbara Stolper, Betty Norgord, Gayle Wiedbusch and Susan Agostine. Representatives from Boots in the House, Jamie Sistek and Chris Omitt, gave an update on accomplishments of their organization this year.…

Pickleballers bring home the hardware

SunBird Lady Picklers Marianna Buescher and Leslie Shaughnessy brought home a gold medal from the Surprise Monster Smash on Friday, October 26. It was a tough day of play against very good opponents, and the ladies prevailed! Fast forward to Sunday in the Mixed Doubles category; Dan and Marianna Buescher bring home the bronze. After…

SunBird Singers Christmas Concert

  Jim McCutcheon The SunBird Singers, led by Pat Miller and Kim and Mike Hanson, will present this year’s concerts on December 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center Ballroom. The concert title is “Everywhere Christmas Tonight.” There will be many pieces of new music performed by the Singers and some numbers…

Candidates vie for SunBird Board of Directors

  The Board of Directors is comprised of seven members with staggering three-year terms elected by SunBird homeowners. Each year, at least two members of the Board complete their term, and every third an additional member. This year, two Board positions will be available for election with three interested candidates running for these positions. In…