Social Events

Sunday Funday Football

Sunday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Horizon Room, Check eblast for times

Get out of the house and into the game! Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat from our “Tailgate Menu,” enjoy ice-cold beverages and come cheer on your favorite team. It’s Sunday Funday! There will be Sports Boards, Football Trivia, Halftime Blackjack, and Raffle Tickets! Be sure to wear your favorite team apparel! We hope to see you there!

Monday Night Football

Monday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Horizon Room

Are you ready for some football? Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat, enjoy ice-cold beverages, and watch the game with us. It’s Monday Night Football!

Live Music on the Patio! featuring The Sixties Guyz

Wednesday, Oct. 5, Patio, 4 to 6 p.m.

Please join us on the Patio on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., as we welcome back The Sixties Guyz! They are a band of guys in their 60s who have a passion for Oldies Rock & Roll, playing music from the ‘60s and beyond! They’ll play songs you know by name and some you know by heart. This will be a fun-filled afternoon of singing and dancing that you don’t want to miss!

Thursday Night Football

Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Horizon Room

Come socialize with your friends and neighbors, grab a cold drink and a bite to eat from our new “Tailgate Menu,” and enjoy Thursday Night Football right here in the Horizon Room!

Fame Trivia, Hosted by “The Fish” Jeff Aaron

Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 25, Horizon Room, 7 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! It’s 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 are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Bean Bag Baseball

Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 26, Horizon Room, 4 p.m.

Bean Bag Baseball has returned! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month for a fun night. Start forming your team! Minimum six, maximum of nine people per team. If you would like to play or have a team ready, contact Mary Beth Kosiba at 219-689-5800 to sign up.

Free Living Trust Seminar

Friday, Oct. 14, Lakeview Room, 10 a.m.

Planning Is Essential—Do You Have a Plan? Everyone should attend this seminar, even if you have a will or a trust. A good estate plan coordinates what happens to your home, savings, investments, and retirement accounts. Learn how to appoint someone to make healthcare and financial decisions for you when you are unable to do so. If you do not, a court may decide for you. Why a will is not enough. Why many people with living trusts will end up in probate. Learn how to avoid it. If you have your plans finalized, find out what may have changed, needs updating, or is still applicable in Arizona. Guests will have an opportunity for questions after the seminar with Attorney Richard M. Dwornik. Presented by Dwornik Law Firm. Must RSVP to reserve your seat. Limited Seating. Call 480-809-1014 or email [email protected]

Friday Fun Bingo

Friday, Oct. 14 and 28, Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Join us 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 for 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! SunBird members and authorized guests only! Bring your SunBird I.D.

Stampin’ Up Card Party

Saturday, Oct. 15, Lakeview Room, noon to 5 p.m.

Join Jenn and Gina for a Stampin’ Up Card Making Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, between noon and 5 p.m. (open house format). Arrive whenever you want and leave when you want. Usually takes about two hours. Relax and hang out, come at your leisure, and share in some fun, handcrafting beautiful cards! Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided. Only $10 per person (covers cost of materials—all Stampin’ Up! products). RSVP to Jenn at [email protected]

SunBird Flu Shot Clinic

Monday, Oct. 17, Apache Room, 2 to 4 p.m.

Walgreens Pharmacy will once again be administering flu shots at SunBird. All shots will be given by appointment only, No walk-ins. This will ensure that Walgreens will be prepared with enough shots. To schedule an appointment, please notify the HOA office at 480-802-4901 or [email protected]

Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday, Oct. 18, Lakeview Room, 11 a.m.

Join Village Medical for a fun fall craft and learn more about what they offer in primary care! We hope to see you there!

TAD Management presents Candle In The Wind – the Elton John Experience

Tuesday, Oct. 18, Ballroom, 7 p.m.

National touring tribute artist, Candle In The Wind, The Elton John Experience, performs the ultimate tribute to the music of Elton and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. The band spotlights Elton and Bernie’s earlier classic years songs, but also touches on the selections from later eras. Jeff Burkett, as Sir Elton John, brings a truly authentic portrayal of the iconic artist and his music to the stage, as well as an uncanny resemblance to Elton himself. As a fan of Elton’s music since the early age of 12, Jeff aspired to become a successful singer/pianist/songwriter after hearing Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. It remains his favorite to this day. “The music is absolutely incredible. But it is also the heartfelt, often surreal imagery of Taupin’s lyrics set to Elton’s unique piano and vocal stylings that tell these amazing stories best,” Jeff explains. “My and the band’s mission is to thoroughly recreate the Elton John concert experience to the level or degree that after the show, fans truly feel as if they just saw Elton himself perform.” Tickets are available at the HOA office for $20 per person.

3rd Wednesday Coffee

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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 Amazing Dental for sponsoring this event!

Live Music! featuring The Boondocks

Friday, Oct. 21, Horizon Room, 7 p.m.

Live in the Horizon Room, The Boondocks! Be sure to join us as this acoustic duo from Mesa delivers songs from the ‘60s through today. They will surely keep you dancing and entertained!

Halloween Party featuring The Spotlight Band

Saturday, Oct. 29, Ballroom, 7 to 10 p.m.

Something’s brewing, and it’s ghostly fun, a wicked good time for everyone! Join us in the ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 29, for a frightfully fun night of music and dancing, featuring The Spotlight Band! Dress in your favorite costume for your chance to win prizes. Join us if you dare for a SunBird Halloween scare! A full cash bar, pre-packaged snacks only. Tickets are on sale at the HOA office; $12 per person in advance, $14 per person at the door.

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!

Sozo Physical Therapy

Every Friday beginning Friday, Oct. 14, Fitness Room, noon to 1 p.m.

On-site physical therapy. Each session is free! Health coaching is provided to help you address and improve your healthcare needs. Sign up in the Fitness Room.

Community Church of SunBird

Every Sunday, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

Save the date!

SunBird’s Country Hoedown

Saturday, Nov. 12, SunBird Blvd. and Waterview, 5 to 9 p.m.

Be sure to save the date for SunBird’s Country Hoedown to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12. This FREE Community event will have live music featuring Chad Freeman & the Redline Band, Beer Gardens, Food Trucks, Line Dance Lessons, Raffles, and Lots of Fun! So, dust off your boots and get ready to have a blast. This will surely be an event that you don’t want to miss! Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Wendy Armijo, lifestyle director, at [email protected]

TAD Management presents Prince Again: A Tribute to Prince

Tuesday, Nov. 15, Ballroom, 7 p.m.

It doesn’t get more legendary than the music of Prince. When the iconic performer passed in 2016, the world mourned the loss of the multi-instrumentalist savant who was well ahead of his time musically. Whether you were a fan of Prince’s irrevocable style or only discovered his catalog after his passing, Prince Again is a show for all to enjoy. Prince’s hits smashed the Billboard Charts and created memories for generations. After all, Prince penned arguably some of the best songs in music history, with tracks such as “Little Red Corvette,” “1999,” “Kiss,” “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” and the iconic “Purple Rain.” With no doubt that Prince Again will pay homage in a party fashion, audiences are guaranteed to be on their feet from start to finish. Fans will revisit and keep those purple memories alive, along with creating new ones in deference to the Prince.

SunBird’s 24th Annual Community Day

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 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 tunes! There will be raffle prizes, freebies from participating vendors, and much more! This event is open to the public.

Save the Date:

2022/2023 TAD Tribute Shows:

Tuesday, 10/18/22 – Candle in the Wind (Elton John) – tickets available at the HOA office

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

Saturday, 1/7/23 – Aretha – Queen of Soul – tickets available Wednesday, 11/30/22

Wednesday, 2/8/23 – Comedian Hank Densen – tickets available Wednesday, 1/4/23

Thursday, 3/23/23 – Breakdown – Tribute to Tom Petty – tickets available Wednesday, 2/8/23

Wednesday, 4/12/23 – AOR – When FM Ruled the World (Toto, Foreigner, Heart, REO, and more!) – tickets Wednesday, 3/1/23