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Pickleball Club’s Been Busy!

Jolene Isom and Amy Cooper (Joe Dingeldein in the background)

Suzanne Lipke Spring has arrived in Arizona, and the weather has been perfect! The SunBird Pickleball Club has had a busy couple of months. Pete Prucha, our local Gearbox representative and friend, organized a “Novice Clinic” for some of our newer players on Feb. 21 and 28. Everyone enjoyed the chance to work on some…

COVID Vaccination Clinics at SunBird

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director During the month of March, SunBird was fortunate enough to hold three separate COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at SunBird. Paper Cranes Healthcare, along with the SunBird team of volunteers, did an amazing job vaccinating over 350 SunBird residents and employees. The eldest resident to get their vaccination was Rhoda Hokanson. She is…

Got Yarn?

SunBird Knitwits and Bag Ladies show off their creations. This photo was taken in 2019, before the COVID restrictions. In 2021, we all wear masks and maintain social distance.

Dianne Reed The SunBird Yarn Club meets each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., in the Hopi Room. If you are learning, and your first attempt to crochet a dishcloth turned into a triangle, or if you are experienced and can teach us intarsia and mosaic knitting, we want you. We share advice and patterns, exchange…

Crystal Cards: Looking Back

Remember when The Crystal Card Project had group work sessions?

Bobbie Reed Remember group work sessions? Remember public sales? Those occurred regularly until a year ago. March 2020 was when The Crystal Card Project canceled all public events. We never thought that the shutdown would still be in effect one year later. By April, volunteers were busy working at home as part of socially-distanced assembly…

Rotary Club: Rotaract Source Book Delivery 2021

Stan Kaufman The Rotary Club completed delivery of the SunBird Community Source Books at 10:30 a.m., on Jan. 30, 2021. It was a beautiful morning, and we were ably assisted, once again, by the team of Rotaract Club members from A.S.U. Club President Adrienne did a masterful job of getting 15 of their club members to assist…

Thank You Golf Course Volunteers

Dana Marrs Golf course volunteers Mark Geurkink, Dolly White, and John Valentine are part of a dedicated early morning crew on all of the ponds of the golf course. They have encouraged hundreds of widgeons to relocate to other ponds. The outcome has been cleaner fairways and greens. Thank you, volunteers.

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Bobbie Reed will address viruses, immunity, and vaccines in her March class, by the same name, for New Adventures.

Mary Kenny Are you curious? Are you intrigued by new activities? Do you ponder, wonder, muse about life? If you feel that knowing about the world enriches your life, then a New Adventures (NA) in Learning membership is perfect for you! New Adventures, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Chandler-Gilbert Community College, is a lifelong…

SunBird COVID Vaccine Update

Layne Varney, General Manager SunBird Lifestyles Director Wendy Weber has reached out to both Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations. Each year, SunBird has partnered in the past with Walgreens to provide a mobile unit at the SunBird clubhouse for flu shots. Walgreens has responded to our request to consider this same service…

What Happened to the SunBird Art Show?

Diane Wimmer Answer: It’s happening right in your neighborhood! Due to restrictions on gatherings, as well as concern for everyone’s safety, the SunBird Art Club will not be holding the Art Show at the SunBird clubhouse this year. Instead, the Art Club has elected to hold an Open Air Art Studio Tour in conjunction with…

Tee Up For Childhood Cancer

Arlene Block SunBird Lions Club will sponsor “Tee Up For Childhood Cancer” on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at the SunBird Golf Resort, located at 6250 S. SunBird Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85249. Proceeds to benefit the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer. Event Info: 4-Player Scramble; $45 per person; 8 a.m. check-in on patio; 9 a.m. shotgun start. $10,000…