Social Events

Renters… Be Our Guest!

Wednesday, Dec. 4, Apache and Pima Rooms, 10 a.m. to noon

Attention all renters! Whether you’re an annual or seasonal renter, please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. for coffee and pastries. Learn about all of activities, events, and amenities that SunBird has to offer and receive a current calendar of events. Thank you for choosing SunBird. We’re happy you’re here! Hosted by the SunBird HOA Marketing Committee.

Trivia Night with Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, Dec. 5 and 19, Horizon Room, 6 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5 and 19, at 6 p.m. in the Horizon Room. There is a maximum of eight players per team. Your team table can be reserved either by the week or month at the HOA office. Appetizers will be available to order from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tempe Festival of the Arts Bus Trip

Friday, Dec. 6, bus will depart SunBird at 11 a.m.

The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases over 350 artists. This urban fine art festival features visual artists from around the country as well as live music, street performers, beer and wine gardens, and food trucks. Tickets are currently available at the HOA office for $17 per person – Includes bus transportation (does not include driver gratuity).

Karaoke and DJ Night with DJ Mikey Mike

Friday, Dec. 6 and 20, Horizon Room, 6 to 9 p.m.

Join DJ Mikey Mike for a night of karaoke and dancing to your favorite songs. Karaoke from 6 to 7:30 p.m., DJ from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your singing voices and your dancing moves and join us for a night of fun! Purchase your favorite drinks from the bar. Everyone is welcome!


Friday, Dec. 6 and 20, Ballroom, 6 p.m.

If you are someone who would like to meet others from the community or just have a fun time playing Bingo, you might want to check into the Chandler SunBird Lions Club Bingo Nights on the first and third Fridays of each month. Bingo nights are played in the ballroom at the SunBird clubhouse. Cards start being sold at 6 p.m. promptly, and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. You can come early to secure your seats. Come join us in the fun. All new games and chances to double the prize money! The money raised goes to the SunBird Lions Club for the local charities.

Kare Bear Faire

Saturday, Dec. 7, Ballroom, 8 a.m.

Free admission, over 35 vendors, white elephant table, arts & crafts, and many unique gift items!

Free Dance 80th Birthday Party for Sherlock Homes

Saturday, Dec. 7, Ballroom, 6 to 10 p.m.

Please join our family and friends on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the SunBird Ballroom for an 80th Birthday Party in honor of James Gascoyne! There will be a live band and dancing! The party is given with love by his wife Marcie. RSVP to Marcie at 480-495-6800 or [email protected] We hope to see you there! Please remember to bring your SunBird ID. Full cash bar, pre-packaged snacks only.

Memories of Christmas Past – SunBird Singers Concerts

Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11 and 12, 7 p.m., Ballroom

Please join us as the 50-member SunBird Singers present their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. in the SunBird Ballroom. The opening number will be a wonderful rendition of “Joy to the World” with bells and piano, and throughout the evening, they will be sharing pictures and stories of “Memories of Christmas Past.” The concerts are free; however, donations will be graciously accepted. All proceeds of the concerts are used to purchase music and supplies and are greatly appreciated!

Music Trivia

Thursday, Dec. 12 and 26, Horizon Room, 6 p.m. (new time!)

Do you love music? Form your teams and join us for an evening of musical fun and madness! Put your knowledge of popular music from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s music to the test. Appetizers available from 4 to 7 p.m. There is a maximum of eight players per team. Your team table can be reserved by the week or month. Please register your team at the SunBird HOA office.

DJ Night with DJ Jamal

Friday, Dec. 13, Horizon Room, 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring your dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening with DJ Jamal! This will be dancing music only. Purchase your favorite drinks at the bar or one of the drink specials. Everyone is welcome!

Christmas Dinner and Dance

Saturday, Dec. 14, Ballroom, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Ho, ho, ho… join us on Dec. 14 for a Christmas Dinner and Dance hosted by the SunBird Golf and Tennis Clubs. This event is open to the entire SunBird community. Santa’s elves will escort you to your table where a sit-down dinner of glazed pork (alternative) will be served. Following dinner, Still Cruising will have you dancing the night away. Special appearance by Santa (who has his list) and his elves. Chances to win door prizes. Be sure to bring your cameras! Tickets available in the library on Dec. 1 and 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. for only $25! For additional questions or tickets, contact Joyce Gerber at 480-895-7168.

Westgate and Glendale Glitters Bus Trip

Monday, Dec. 16, bus will depart SunBird at 3 p.m.

Shop at the unique selection of specialty stores or tease your taste buds at an assortment of casual-themed restaurants. With 29 restaurants to choose from, there truly is something for everyone! We’ll spend approx. 1.5 hours at Westgate before boarding the bus to Downtown Glendale where you will have approx. 2+ hours to enjoy Glendale Glitters; an award-winning holiday lighting event. Glendale Glitters’ display of 1.6 million LED lights will illuminate 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona. Tickets are currently available at the HOA office for $17 per person – includes bus transportation (does not include driver gratuity).

Third Wednesday Coffee

Wednesday, Dec. 18, Ballroom, 10 a.m.

Join Layne for coffee and pastries; he’ll update you on what’s going on in the upcoming months, as well as the progress of the projects happening in SunBird. Bring your questions, and he’ll find the answers. Thank you to Harmony Medical Care for sponsoring this event!

FREE Christmas Dance

Saturday, Dec. 21, Ballroom, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Roadrunner Golf and Social Club is sponsoring and inviting SunBird residents to their FREE Christmas Dance on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the fun and entertaining DJ Charlie Parker. Please join the Roadrunners for a great holiday party and dance. Please remember to bring your SunBird ID. Full cash bar, pre-packaged snacks only.

Fourth Annual Holiday Light Competition and Golf Cart Parade

Sunday, Dec. 22, Patio, 5 p.m.

Get into the Holiday spirit and light up SunBird by decorating your homes and golf carts! The Holiday Light Committee will be nominating numerous homes throughout the community (previous first-place winners are exempt from the competition). The Golf Cart Parade through SunBird will begin lining up on Waterview at 5 p.m. and depart at approx. 5:30 p.m. Voting will take place AFTER the parade on the patio.

Community Church of SunBird – Christmas Eve Service

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:15 p.m.

We invite all of you to join us for our Christmas Eve celebration. Our very own Celebration Singers, Celebration Ringers, featured soloists, and harpist Susan Popelka will bring us into Heavenly Worship. Hank Miller will deliver a short message entitled, “No room, no room at the Inn.” The doors to our ballroom open at 5:15 p.m., and the Service will begin at 6 p.m.

DJ Night with DJ Mikey Mike

Friday, Dec. 29, Horizon Room, 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring your dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening with DJ Jamal! This will be dancing music only. Purchase your favorite drinks at the bar or one of the drink specials. Everyone is welcome!

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Tuesday, Dec. 31, Horizon Room, 4 to 7 p.m.

Join us for New Year’s Eve dinner in the Horizon Room. Menu includes: 16 oz. cut of prime rib, twice-baked potato and vegetable, cup of cream of broccoli soup ($1 extra). Purchase your ticket in the Horizon Room for only $20 per person!

SunBird New Year’s Eve Party

Tuesday, Dec. 31, Horizon Room, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cheers to the New Year. We’re having a party! Join us in the Horizon Room for a fun-filled evening featuring a live performance by Kenny G. Raffle prizes throughout the evening! Menu includes chicken bacon ranch pinwheels, caprese lettuce wraps, ham and cheese pretzel rolls, spinach dip with assorted breads, and a champagne toast at midnight to ring in 2020! Drink specials include $2.20 (in honor of 2020) well drinks and draft beers! Full cash bar available, doors will open at 8:15 p.m. Open seating, tickets are $25 per person and are currently available at the HOA office.

Tuesday Night Dinner Specials

Every Tuesday, Horizon Room, 4 to 7 p.m. (new time)

Check out our new Tuesday Dinner menu and our specialty dinner of the week!

Horse Races

First and Third Wednesday, Horizon Room, 4 p.m.

Join in on the fun on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 18, at 4 p.m. and cheer on your favorite horse! Please bring $1 bills! Appetizers will be available from 4 to 7 p.m.!

Bean Bag Baseball

Second and Fourth Wednesday, Horizon Room, 4 to 6 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. for our end of the year tournament. NO Bean Bag Baseball on the fourth Wednesday (Christmas Holiday). Form your team! Minimum six, maximum nine per team. Show up with your team and have a blast! Appetizers will be available

Sozo Physical Therapy

Every Friday, Fitness Room, Noon to 1 p.m.

Sign up in the Fitness Room

Fish Fry

Every Friday, Horizon Room, 4 to 7 p.m. (new time)

Cod fish or shrimp or chicken tenders (with French fries or baked potato) or grilled chicken salad – $10. NEW! Check out other entrée menu items available!

Community Church of SunBird

Every Sunday, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

Every Sunday, Horizon Room, 8 a.m. to noon

Omelet station, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, biscuits and gravy, drink         included – $10.50

Football Sundays

Every Sunday through Football Season, Horizon Room, Noon to 6 p.m.

Hot dog specials every Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., continuing through football season!

Save the Date – Upcoming SunBird Bus Trips:

Friday, Dec. 6 – Tempe Festival of the Arts (tickets currently available)

Monday, Dec. 16 – Westgate and Glendale Glitters (tickets currently available)

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 – Turf Paradise (tickets currently available)

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 – Old Tucson Studios (tickets currently available)

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 – Desert Museum and San Xavier Mission (tickets available Tuesday, Dec. 17)

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 – Fountain Hill – The Great Fair (tickets available Tuesday, Jan. 7)

March 2020 – Date TBD – Spring Training

Monday, March 23, 2020 – Algodones, Mexico OR Quechan Casino ($40) – (tickets available Tuesday, Feb. 11)

2019/2020 TAD Tribute Band Shows (Evening and Matinee Shows) *

Tuesday, 12/10/19 – Surfin’ Christmas (Beach Boys) – tickets currently available

Tuesday, 1/21/20 – Dec. ’63 (The Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons) – tickets available Wednesday, 12/11/19

Thursday, 2/6/20 – Eric Buss (Comedian/Magician) – tickets available Wednesday, 1/8/20

Thursday, 3/12/2020 – Mirage (Fleetwood Mac) – tickets available Wednesday, 1/29/20

Tuesday, 4/7/20 – One of These Nights (Eagles) – tickets available Wednesday, 2/26/20

Friday, 5/1/20 – Diamond Rocks (Neil Diamond) – tickets available Wednesday, 3/11/20

Friday, 10/23/20 – Rock Me Gently (Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, James Taylor, and more!) – tickets available Wednesday, 9/9/20

Tuesday, 11/17/20 – Voyager (Journey) – tickets available Wednesday, 10/7/20

Tuesday, 12/15/20 – So This Is Christmas (Christmas Spectacular featuring finalists from the Voice/American Idol) – tickets available Wednesday, 11/4/20

*Both the matinee and the evening show tickets will be sold on the same day in the Apache Room (upper level of the clubhouse). Tickets are $20 per person. Seating reservation numbers will be handed out beginning at 10:30 a.m., ticket sales will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please do not start your own sign-up sheet. It will not be honored.