Social Events

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director

SunBird Annual Meeting

Monday, Nov. 1, Ballroom, 7 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to report to the membership the operations of 2020 (postponed from March 2021). All are welcome to attend.

Cottonwood, AZ Bus Trip

Thursday, Nov. 4, bus will depart SunBird approx. 8:30 a.m.

Nestled in the heart of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood is one of Arizona’s most charming small towns. The main street was created in 1908 by a mule team and was eventually lined with businesses, hotels, bustling shops, and rowdy saloons during the mining days. Today the main street is still attracting locals and visitors with its casual atmosphere, unique shops, wine and spirit tasting rooms, and an attractive food scene. While there, you’ll have approximately four hours to spend on your own. Stroll along Main Street, grab a bite to eat, browse through antiques, or step into an art gallery. With a mild climate year-round, you’ll also find plenty of outdoor cafes and dining options. Tickets are currently available at the HOA Office for $35 per person, includes bus transportation (does not include driver gratuity).

SunBird Lions Bingo

Friday, Nov. 5 and 19, Ballroom, 5:30 p.m.

SunBird Lions Bingo is back for another exciting season. After missing everyone for a one-and-a-half years, we are ready to welcome you back. As usual our season runs from November through April on the first and third Friday. Ticket sales begin at 5:30 p.m., and the first game begins at 6:30. There are 15 games nightly. Prize money will double if a player gets a bingo on the designated number of calls on all games except the Jackpot game (the winner of the jackpot gets all the money anyway). See you on Nov. 5.

Kare Bear Fair

Saturday, Nov. 6, Ballroom, 8 a.m. to noon

Free admission, over 60 vendors, white elephant table, arts and crafts, and many unique gift items! First Saturday of the month; November, December, and February—see you there!

Live Music! Featuring Harley Davidson

Saturday, Nov. 6, Horizon Room, 6 p.m.

Harley Davidson will be live in the Horizon Room! Come dance and sing to his diverse playlists. This is guaranteed to be a fun-filled night that you don’t want to miss.

Sunday Funday Football Party

Sunday, Nov. 7, Horizon Room

“The Fish” Jeff Aaron will be hosting a Sunday Funday Football Party that you don’t want to miss! Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat from our “Tailgate Menu,” and enjoy ice cold beverages as we cheer on the Cardinals vs 49ers, Packers vs Chiefs, and the Chargers vs Eagles. There will be sports boards, football trivia, halftime blackjack, and raffle tickets. “It’s not about the game, it’s all about the party.” We hope to see you there!

Fame Trivia, Hosted by “The Fish” Jeff Aaron

Tuesday, Nov. 9 and 23, Horizon Room, 6 p.m.

Join the fun! A night with Fame Trivia is an exciting evening full of fun questions, music, and audience participation, creating a competitive, fun-filled environment making you want to come back and play again! Free to play, new quiz each week! Music, movies, sports, pop culture, general knowledge, picture page, and so much more. Gather your friends (especially the smart ones) and come out for a fun night of Fame Trivia. No more than eight people per team, no pre-registration required. All brains welcome. We hope to see you there!

Wine and Beer Tasting Event—Sponsored by SunBird Golf Course

Wednesday, Nov. 10, Ballroom, 4 p.m.

Be part of this inaugural event! SunBird CommUNITY Green Wine & Beer Tasting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. in The SunBird Ballroom. Taste four different types of California wine or local Arizona beers. Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, games, music, raffles, and more! Tickets are $35 if purchased by Oct. 29 and $40 from Oct. 30 to the day of the event. We hope to see you there!

Veterans Day Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Clubhouse Flagpole, 11 a.m.

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. for a short ceremony to honor and thank our SunBird veterans for their sacrifice and service.

Bar Bingo

Friday, Nov. 12 and 26, Horizon Room, 6 p.m.

Join us in the Horizon Room for this awesome activity. This is not your everyday bingo! Bring your friends, come socialize, enjoy great music, and have fun. We’ll be playing five games, only $1 per game. You can play all five games or just one, play one card or as many as you’d like, the choice is yours. We hope to see you there!

TAD Management presents Aretha: The Queen of Soul

Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 13, Ballroom, 7 p.m.

“All Hail the Queen!” Charity Lockhart, hailed as one of the finest vocalists in the country, stars in this spectacular homage to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Aretha Franklin. This stunning concert stars the immensely talented Charity Lockhart, accompanied by her spectacular 10-piece band as they celebrate the legendary life and music of Aretha Franklin. Tickets are $20 per person and currently available at the HOA Office. Full cash bar, pre-packaged snacks only.

SunBird’s 23rd Annual Community Day

Tuesday, Nov. 16, Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by the SunBird Ballroom and check out the local vendors, clubs, classes, and more! Have lunch on the patio (available to purchase) while enjoying all your favorite tune. Raffle prizes, freebies from participating vendors, and much more! This event is open to the public.

Third Wednesday Coffee

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 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 DanSco Real Estate Group for sponsoring this event!

SunBird CommUNITY Music Festival

Saturday, Nov. 20, SunBird Blvd. and Waterview, 5 to 9 p.m.

Be sure to join us for SunBird’s first ever CommUNITY Music Festival to be held on Saturday, Nov. 20. This FREE CommUNITY event will have live music, featuring The Dina Preston Band, beer gardens, food trucks, games, cash bar, 50/50 raffles, and lots of fun. This is sure to be an event that will be talked about for a long time, you don’t want to miss it! Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director, at [email protected].

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Thursday, Nov. 25, Horizon Room, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us in the Horizon Room for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (reservations required). The buffet will include: turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, choice of apple or pumpkin pie, and a glass of sparkling cider. All for only $19 per person (plus tax). Pre-purchase your tickets in the Horizon Room. Have family coming to town? Order our delicious Family Meal To-Go. The Family Meal includes: a carved 10- to 12-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, 12 dinner rolls, your choice of an apple or pumpkin pie, and a large bottle of sparkling apple cider, all for only $75 (plus tax). Pre-purchase your tickets in the Horizon Room. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Nov. 19.

Movie Night featuring Clue

Tuesday, Nov. 30, Ballroom, Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Movie begins at 6 p.m.

Join us for a FREE movie night in the Ballroom. Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer. Richie V will have hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. Thank you to DanSco Real Estate Group for sponsoring this event!

Monday Night Football

Every Monday, Horizon Room

Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat, enjoy ice cold beverages, and watch the game with us—it’s Monday Night Football!

Tuesday Night Dinner Specials

Every Tuesday, Horizon Room

Let us do the cooking! Check out our Tuesday night specialty dinner, take-out available from 4 to 6 p.m., dine-in available from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Our regular menu items are also available.

Bean Bag Baseball

First and Third Wednesday, Horizon Room

Start forming your team! Minimum six, maximum nine players per team. If you would like to play or have a team ready, contact Mary Beth Kosiba at 219-689-5000 or Debra Cassiday at 847-366-0151 to sign up! Appetizers available.

Horse Races

Second and Fourth Wednesday, Horizon Room

Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Come join the fun and cheer on your favorite horse to victory! Please bring $1 bills. Appetizers available.

Community Church of SunBird

Every Sunday, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

Sunday Funday Football

Every Sunday, Horizon Room

Get out of the house and into the game—it’s Sunday Funday Football! Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat from our “Tailgate Menu,”and enjoy ice cold beverages. Come watch the game and cheer on your favorite team with us!

Save the Date!

2021/2022 TAD Tribute Shows

New Date! Saturday, 11/13/21 – Aretha: The Queen of Soul – tickets available Wednesday, 9/29/21

New Date! Tuesday, 12/14/21 – Ultimate Chicago (Chicago) – tickets available Wednesday, 10/27/21

Tuesday, 1/18/22 – Oh, Canada! (Various Canadian Artists) – tickets available Wednesday, 12/8/21

Tuesday, 2/9/22 – Listen to the Music (The Doobie Brothers) – tickets available Wednesday, 1/5/22

Tuesday, 3/15/22 – One Of These Nights (The Eagles) – tickets available Wednesday, 2/2/22

Thursday, 4/21/22 – One More Night (Phil Collins) – tickets available Wednesday, 3/9/2022

Wednesday, 5/18/22 – Rock Me Gently (Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, James Taylor, and more!) – tickets available Wednesday, 4/6/22

Friday, 9/16/22 – Rhinestone Country (Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Toby Keith, Garth, Carrie Underwood, and more!) – tickets available Wednesday, 8/3/22

Tuesday, 10/11/22 – Saturday Night Fever (Bee Gees) – tickets available Wednesday, 8/31/22

Tuesday, 11/15/22 – Prince Again (Prince) – tickets available Wednesday, 10/5/22

Monday, 12/12/22 – So This Is Christmas – tickets available Wednesday, 11/2/22