Activity Guide

Information presented in this guide has been gathered from the respective instructors. All class times, fees and meeting locations are subject to change. Please consult instructor with any questions. We apologize if we inadvertently missed any activity or organization. Please feel free to contact us for inclusion.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Artists

All level artists welcome! Painting with water based paints, sketching or pastels. We currently meet Wednesday and Saturday from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. in the La Vista Room.

Contact: Sharon Morey, 360-901-4875

Email: waltslg@aol.com

Creative Artisans Group of SaddleBrooke Ranch

To support all the artists and crafters and the various clubs. The group encourages, mentors, and grow the creative arts and crafts community. Organize artwalk and educational opportunities.

Contact: Linda Shannon-Hills, 520-333-4256

Email: linda@shannonhills.net

Paper Crafters

Our paper crafters meet every Monday at 1 p.m. in the La Vista room for paper crafting. We make cards or do scrapbooking along with other papercraft projects.

Contact: Chris Nunamaker, 520-406-270-5126

Email: whodella@gmail.com

Stitch N Chat

Open session to work on your own projects, anything with a needle: crochet, knit, sew, cross stitch, or other like projects. We work, share ideas, learn, and laugh a lot. Tuesdays from 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm and Thursdays from 1pm – 4pm at La Hacienda Club.

Contact: Linda Shannon-Hills, 520-333-4256

Email: linda@shannonhills.net

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CARDS & GAMES

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is an informal gathering of SaddleBrooke Ranch residents and their guests. Using Mah Jongg sets, tables of 3 or 4 players use tiles to complete standard hands from the National Mah Jongg League Card. Meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the La Montana Room at La Hacienda Club.

Contact: Betty Pearce, 401-323-4622

Email: BetJPearce@gmail.com

Mixed Party Bridge

Nothing too serious here. Enjoy the friendships while playing Bridge. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. every Monday in the La Montana Room. Yearly fee – $2.00 per person.

Contact: Pam Ryan: 520-818-9451

Email: dpryan507@msn.com

Non-Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge

Every Friday 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the La Montana Room.

Contact: Pam Ryan: 520-818-9451

Email: dpryan507@msn.com

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GOLF

SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Niners

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Niners was established in 2013 by a group of ladies interested in enhancing their golf experience in a non-competitive environment. Ladies of all skill levels are welcome to join this social group. Currently, the ladies play in randomly selected groups on Tuesday mornings in the summer months and Tuesday afternoons the rest of the year.

Contact: Karen Svedberg, kmsvedberg@gmail.com

Contact: Ardie Rossi, ardie7@sbcglobal.net

SaddleBrooke Ranch Lady Putters

We meet at the putting green Wednesday mornings at 8:45 (Nov 1 to April 15) and 7:45 (April 16 to Oct 31). We are a pleasant social group whose aim is to make new friends, have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and improve putting skills. Prizes are awarded in competitions. See contact info below for joining.

Contact: Linda Bowman, 520-818-4175

SaddleBrooke Ranch Men’s Golf Association

The group’s purposes are to stimulate and maintain interest in golf at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club; to promote good fellowship among the members; and to enhance the social and recreational lives of property owners. The MGA members play every Thursday morning on the SBR golf club course. Play is arranged to assimilate new members and all levels of skill are accommodated. More information is provided at www.sbrmga.org.

Contact: Brian Svedberg, 520-818-9550

Email: Membership@SBRMGA.org

SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association

The SBRWGA play every Tuesday morning on the SBR golf course. Our goal is to enjoy fellowship and provide an opportunity to compete in a friendly manner. We encourage you to get involved and share your knowledge and experiences to help strengthen our organization. Visit our website at www.sbrwga.com. For membership, please contact Colleen Carey or Sandy Seay.

Contact: Colleen Carey, 520-305-6021

Contact: Sandy Seay, 307-682-9898

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Fitness Classes

Drop in fitness classes. Class descriptions and times vary. Please call Debbie McCauley or contact the fitness desk for more details.

Contact: Debbie McCauley, 520-369-4513

Email: wcddbtmb@gmail.com

Hatha Yoga

90-minute yoga classes: each class includes breath awareness, a variety of poses with a focus on proper alignment, and final relaxation (Savasana).

Contact: Teresa Hull, 219-309-1208

Email: teresahull@comcast.net

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HOBBIES & CLUBS

SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Club

Enjoy a trail ride through beautiful desert scenery with our horseback riding group. Rides are organized monthly at various stables throughout the Tucson area. All rides are at a walk, just to relax and enjoy nature. All experience levels are welcome.

Contact: Don & Rebecca Williams, 520-825-2466

Email: donrebwms@q.com

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MUSIC & DANCE

Opera and Classical Music

We are an internet information-sharing resource group. Members share information about all kinds of musical events and often attend performances together. We are very informal.

Contact: Leslie Gordon, 520-333-4009

Email: lesweiss47@yahoo.com

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SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Birthday Club Luncheons

Great way to meet ladies who live in our community and to celebrate birthdays. Lots of fun guest speakers throughout the year. Second Monday of each month.

Contact: Nini Falconer, 520-229-9966 (Home), 520-904-6094 (Cell)

Email: ninifalconcer@yahoo.com

California Club

If you are a California expat and want to meet others from the Sunshine State, this is how to do it. Fun parties and get-togethers quarterly.

Contact: Nini Falconer, 520-229-9966 (Home), 520-904-6094 (Cell)

Email: ninifalconcer@yahoo.com

Colorado Club

A social group with ties to Colorado. Meet once a quarter. Dates to be determined.

Contact: Linda Shannon-Hills, 520-333-4256

Email: linda@shannonhills.net

Fuhgeddaboutit Club (AKA NY/NJ/CT)

The club purpose is for the ex-residents of NY/NJ/CT to enjoy events and activities together in a social setting while embracing the culture/diversity, and people from this area.

Contact: Eric Boulter, 520-825-3067

Email: ericboulter.sbr@gmail.com

Shalom Club

Shalom Club is an opportunity for Jewish residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch, spouses and interested friends to gather for the exploring of Jewish life in contemporary America. We gather for food, holidays, conversation, enjoyment of our Jewish heritage and mutual welfare.

Contact: Leslie Gordon, 520-333-4009

Email: lesweiss47@yahoo.com

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SPORTS

Bicycling

All cyclists are welcome to ride for an hour within the Ranch early Friday mornings. Time will change with the season. Meet in front of La Hacienda building.

Contact: Ray Malaski, 520-818-7909

Pickleball

We invite all new residents to come out and see what Pickleball is all about and meet some new neighbors. We play 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at La Hacienda Club. Please check our website www.saddlebrookeranch.org/pickleball for current play hours. Times will vary due to weather.

Contact: Rich Ferris, 520-818-6554

Email: ra.nkferris@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association

Men and women players are invited to play Mixed Doubles Tennis weekly on the SBR tennis courts. The start times vary with the time of year and weather.

Contact: Tom Kanitz, 520-487-4347

Website: saddlebrookeranch.org/tennis

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Needlecraft Group

All types of needlecraft including needlepoint, cross-stitch, hardanger, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc., are done in an unstructured setting. All are welcome. The group meets Monday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 Arts & Crafts Center, Room 4. Some supplies and help are available.

Contact: Judith Hans, 520-818-3285

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild

The Fine Arts Guild is an organization of art enthusiasts and aspiring artists of all levels, focused on watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, pencils, sculpture, and art photography. We arrange classes and monthly programs for all residents. We sponsor member exhibits, twice-yearly Fine Arts Shows, and an Outreach program. Visit our website at www.saddlebrookefinearts.org to learn more.

Contact: Joe Voisine, 520-818-9330

Email: joevoisine@msn.com

SaddleBrooke Gift Shop

Located next to the fitness center on SaddleBrooke Boulevard, this shop features items handcrafted by SaddleBrooke residents. Hours: May – September 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; October – April 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone number to shop is 520-917-3760.

Contact: Karen Lingelbach, 520-825-4331

SaddleBrooke Greenware Club – Ceramics

For those interested in learning to use proper techniques in pouring, cleaning, firing, and decorating ceramic pieces. Qualified Instructors teach classes on a regular basis in various methods of ceramic art work.

Contact: Judy Lyons, 520-818-3191

Email: saddlebrookegreenwareclub@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Paper Crafters Club

Club members share ideas and techniques for rubber stamping and paper crafting. Our general meeting is the second Wednesday of every month. We also meet on Saturdays for special classes or to work on individual projects with club supplies.

Contact: Kris Holmes, 520-825-2105

SaddleBrooke Pottery Club

The pottery club offers residents the space and equipment to learn a new skill or revisit the fun of clay. We have equipment to support hand building or throwing and many members are available to assist with learning the basics. We also inventory certain glazes for use by members. Membership is $15 per year, with a one time additional fee of $5 for two containers (one for clay and another for tools) to keep our space organized. Contact information is posted on the doors of rooms 1 and 2 at the HOA 1 Arts and Crafts Center.

SaddleBrooke Quilting Club

The SaddleBrooke Quilting Club is a fun and lively group of SaddleBrooke residents with an interest in quilting. It was founded in 1994 and has grown to over 75 members. Our membership consists of those with basic sewing skills to experienced expert quilters. Membership is open to all residents of SaddleBrooke. Guests are welcome at meetings. Meetings consist of a short business meeting followed by “Show & Tell,” demonstrations, charitable and group project work. Visit our website at www.sbquiltclub.org for more information.

SaddleBrooke Scrapbook Club

Our precious photos are made archival safe in beautiful albums, preserved for generations to come. They make wonderful gifts and family heirlooms. Beginners through advanced. The club has wonderful equipment and we are always willing to help each other. Come and work along with us on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at SaddleBrooke 1 Craft Room #4.

Contact: Jeri Taylor, 520-441-2011

SaddleBrooke Stained Glass Club

Beginning level through advanced classes for both leaded and copper foil are available to HOA 1 & HOA 2 residents. Warm glass classes are being added in 2014. Scheduled classes and other information can be found on the website http://saddlebrookeglass.com. The Turquoise Room at HOA 2 Arts and Crafts Center is available to club members Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and all day Thursday.

Contact: David Blye, 520-825-5441

Email: davidblye@gmail.com

Email: saddlebrookeglass@yahoo.com

SaddleBrooke Woodcarving Club

We are a group of men and women that meet twice weekly to carve objects varying from caricatures of man and animals to realistic birds’ including hummingbirds, raptors, and songbirds. Mammals such as coyotes, bears, deer, and, fish. Also include relief, chip, and ornamental carving.

Contact: Mark Erickson, 520-818-3080

Email: erickml@q.com

Sew and Sews

If you like to sew, share ideas, and learn new techniques in sewing and fabric crafts, this is the group for you. Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 Craft Room 4, across from the gift shop.

Contact: Lola Stevenson, 520-825-4784

Silversmith & Lapidary Club

Learn to fabricate beautiful silver jewelry. A 9-hour beginner course is offered four times a year. Lapidary work is available for members completing the basic course. Visit the Turquoise Room. To sign-up please contact Lee Boojamra for the next available class.

Contact: Lee Boojamra, 520-825-5340

The Bead Babes

The Beading Club meets every Thursday in the Agate or Opal Room at the MV Craft Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This diverse group shares their love of beads in many ways. Beadwork can be incorporated into jewelry, knitting, crochet, loom, weaving, off-loom weaving, and needlepoint projects. A library of beading literature, along with beads, beading supplies, and tools are available for members’ use. Instructions and assistance are available through sharing of knowledge and techniques.

Contact: Marilyn McDow, 520-825-7420

Contact: Celine Osebold, 520-818-2328

Contact: Panchit Wheat, 520-818-1735

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Books & Writing

4th Tuesday Evening Book Club

Book discussion with a rotating book facilitator meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the DesertView Clubhouse.

Contact: Jeanne Vandehey, 520-332-5643

Email: jeav@centurylink.net

Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group meets each month on the third Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in the Sonoran Room at MountainView Clubhouse. The members choose the books for discussion. The discussion is lively and fun. Lunch will follow at the MountainView Bistro.

Contact: Peggy Rash, 650-799-5725

Email: peggy_rash@hotmail.com

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Our goals include the following: provide funds for the needs of libraries in the SaddleBrooke community; focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; maintain a fee-based membership of persons interested in books and libraries; sponsor enrichment opportunities for the communities and stimulate gifts in a tax-exempt manner.

Contact: Joyce Faulkner, 520-250-3351

Email: calidrmr@msn.com

SaddleBrooke Libraries

Recreational reading libraries staffed by volunteers and located in the DesertView Theater and Sports Complex, MountainView and SaddleBrooke Clubhouses. Library hours for DesertView and SaddleBrooke Libraries: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon. MountainView Library: Open during clubhouse hours, not staffed. Library Phones:

DesertView, 520-818-1964

SaddleBrooke: 520-917-3753

Writer’s Workshop

We learn and promote interest in writing fiction and non-fiction. Members may choose to read from their own memoirs, an essay or poem on a previous assigned theme. Mini-lessons, critique groups, and workshops are periodically offered.

Contact: Blanche Waldstricher, 520-818-9038

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CARDS & GAMES

Bridge Classes at SaddleBrooke

Barbara Feeley has been teaching bridge classes for over 30 years. Several levels are available from Basics for Beginners through Brush-up, Modern Bidding, and Advanced Defense. We also offer practice sessions with the instructor standing by to assist the bidding or suggest a line of play. Classes generally begin in October or November and again in January and February. Come to learn or improve your game and meet new people who enjoy the game as well. Details on classes can be found on the website at

www.barbsbridge.net.

Contact: Barbara Feeley, 520-825-6837

Email: barb@barbsbridge.com

Canasta Club – Couples

Couples Canasta meets the third Friday of each month. Entry fee is $3 for each player. We play a standard five-deck canasta card game. New players welcome.

Contact: Fern Marks, 520-818-3098

Email: paws4awhile2@gmail.com

Mixed Bridge

We play Rubber Bridge on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Coyote Room, and the game runs about 2-1/2 hours. Sign up to play at the library in the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.

Contact Jim Gold, 520-825-6536

Email: jrgold@centurylink.net

Mixed Intermediate Bridge for Fun

We are a small, mixed, social group of bridge, fun, and camaraderie Fridays at 12:45 p.m. in the Activity Center. Sign up at the hostess desk at HOA 1. Sign-up sheet is closed at noon on Wednesday. HOA 1 and HOA 2 residents and guests are welcome.

Contact: Marge Leedom, 520-825-1550

Monday Ladies’ Open Bridge

We play at DesertView Performing Arts Center, Mondays 12:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet is at the MountainView Clubhouse Library.

Contact: Karen Lingelbach, 520-825-4331

Monday Unsanctioned Duplicate Bridge

Mixed Duplicate Bridge is open to all SaddleBrooke residents and renters. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at the HOA #1 activity center. Please arrive at 12:45 to sign in. Game fee is $3.00 per person. A sign-up book is at the activity center which is open Monday through Friday. The game is closed at 14 tables.

Contact: Trudi Penta, 520-825-3081 or 520-419-7368

Email: 4Pentas@gmail.com

MountainView Duplicate Bridge Club

The MountainView Duplicate Bridge Club sponsors ACBL-sanctioned games at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday in the DesertView Center. The fee is $4. Games are conducted by a certified director and are played in a relaxing atmosphere. No advance sign-up required. We will try to find a partner for anyone who needs one.

Contact: Jo Ann Aiken, 520-818-1727

Email: jotax123@aol.com

Contact: Sue Hagerty, 520-818-6702

Contact: Ron Morris, 520-825-7174

Partners Bridge #1

Party Bridge on Tuesdays begins at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:35 p.m. Arrange for your own partner. Sign up in MVCC library before 10:00 a.m. of preceding Monday. Small fee required. Group usually meets in Sonoran Room, MountainView Clubhouse.

Contact: David Lamb, 520-825-2439

Party Bridge

Party bridge on Thursday begins at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:20 p.m. Arrange for your own partner. Sign up at SaddleBrooke One library before 10:00 a.m. on the preceding Wednesday. $1.25 each required. We meet at SaddleBrooke One Activities Center.

Contact: Connie Kacer, 520-825-7585

SaddleBrooke Chess Club

Chess players of all experience levels participate in casual matches. Call for meeting time and place.

Contact: Greg Hlushko, 520-825-9674

SaddleBrooke Wednesday Ladies’ Party Bridge

Party Bridge has four rounds of six hands. We start at 9:30 a.m. in the North Coyote Room at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse until 12:30 p.m. Fee to play is $1.25; money goes to prize winners of that day. Sign in at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse Library prior to Monday 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Evelyn Leone, 520-825-3803

Contact: Marie Winkeman, 520-825-7832

Wednesday Ladies’ Duplicate Bridge

No partner needed – Game will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Activity Center. Please contact our Director, Sonnie Davis.

Contact: Sonnie Davis, 520-825-1157

Wednesday Night Social Bridge

Social Bridge is open to all SaddleBrooke residents who enjoy a friendly game of bridge. We are neither beginners nor professionals. We play on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the MountainView Clubhouse and we begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. Please call Jake a week in advance if interested in playing.

Contact: L.M. Jake Jacobson, 520-825-4036

Email: poppop9135@gmail.com

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DANCE & MUSIC

Ballroom Dance Club

The club promotes various Ballroom Dance activities for fun and exercise. Special dance events occur throughout the year. On-site ballroom dance classes, with cost, provide opportunity to learn and expand new dance techniques. Weekly practice sites are available to all residents. Yearly dues are $10. Please visit our website for current news and officers.

Website: sbballroomdance.com

Canada Del Oro Barbershop Chorus

Men’s Barbershop Chorus rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings. We perform at various activities, encourage formation of barbershop quartets, and we sing in barbershop harmony style.

Contact: Jack Porteous, 520-825-0553

Email: jporteous@sbcglobal.net

Coyote Country Cloggers

An accomplished exhibition clogging team.

Contact: Carol Jones, 520-825-8568

Email: ccarolclog@wbhsi.net

English Country Dance Club

English Country Dance lessons are free, scheduled during the fall, winter, spring, and summer. These dances have been popular since the 17th century in England and Colonial America. We teach the steps, practice, and then dance to the music. The dances are done in groups of 4, 6, or more. Singles are welcome.

Contact: Enid Fowler, 520-818-1932

Email: genenid@wbhsi.net

Contact: Kay White, 520-818-9482

Email: bobwhite@wbhsi.net

Latin Rhythm Dance Club

We teach Latin Dancing every Monday year-round. Free for SaddleBrooke residents. A different dance each month: Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Bolero, and more. Each Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Vermilion Room at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.

Contact: Jeanny or Wally Mara, 520-818-0604

Email: mara@wbhsi.net

Lazy Bones Trombone Quartet

3 tenor trombones and bass trombone playing variety of music including classical, pop, and jazz.

Contact: Jim Van Brocklin, 520-818-1925

Email: vanbrocklinj@msn.com

Let’s Dance Club

Let’s Dance Club is a social and teaching venue for ballroom dance. Free classes are available for members. Membership is $5.00 per person per year. Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, ChaCha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Samba and Bachata are taught in a friendly, slower pace.

Contact: Tom & Ann Kurtz, 520-825-5401

“Old German Band” Alt Deutsche Band

Six-piece German band plays European polkas, waltzes, marches, and dance music in authentic German costumes.

Contact: Jim Van Brocklin, 520-818-1925

Email: vanbrocklinj@msn.com

Partner Western Dance

Partner Western Dance classes are scheduled during the fall, winter, and spring. Also, there is a monthly Western dance open to all SaddleBrooke residents during the fall, winter, and spring. Web site: www.sbpartnerswesterndance.wordpress.com.

Contact: Jane Gromelski, 520-818-3761

Email: janewesterndance@aol.com

SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club

The Ballroom Dance Club offers open dances on Sundays, Wednesdays, and first Tuesday of the month. We have ticketed dance events monthly, November through April. Dance lessons are available. For times consult: www.sbballroomdance.com.

Contact: Steve Holdener, 520-591-4605

Email: sh7576@yahoo.

SaddleBrooke Clogging Classes

A fun loving group with varying levels of dance classes – from beginning to advanced. Classes start every October.

Contact: Carol Jones, 520-825-8568

Email: ccarolclog@wbhsi.net

SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club

The SBLDC encourages you to come share the joy of dancing and friendship. Three dance sessions are held weekly. Beginners – Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.; Intermediate – Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Advanced Beginners – Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $10.00 annual dues. View our website at www.sbldc.weebly.com

Contact: Terri Gage, 520-777-1998

SaddleBrooke Silver Belles Dance Team

The Silver Belles Dance Team performs for events in SaddleBrooke and the greater Tucson area. Repertoire includes a variety of dance styles: Jazz, Latin, Broadway Show Tunes & more. A training class (Crystal Belles) is available on Friday mornings for prospective dancers.

Contact: Ann Kurtz, 520-825-5401

SaddleBrooke Singers

The SaddleBrooke Singers is a community chorus of mixed voices. The Singers consist of approximately 70 voices. There is no audition to join the group. Two concerts are performed each year, one at Christmas and another in the spring. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings beginning in early September. We welcome anyone in the community who would like to sing in a chorus group.

Contact: Sam Page, 520-825-1047

Email: sambebad@aol.com

SaddleBrooke Squares

We are a fun loving plus Square Dance Club with lots of activities. Our Club Dance is on Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – MountainView Ballroom. Other dances and workshops throughout the year are Sundays and Tuesdays. Lessons start in October. Check out our website at www.saddlebrookesquares.com for current lesson and workshop schedules.

Contact: Bonnie Kraber, 520-825-2678

Email: lbkraber@msn.com

SaddleBrooke String Players Ensemble

Our purpose is to assemble violin, viola, cello, and bass string players who are residents of SaddleBrooke. We form duet, trio, and quartet groups to perform classical (baroque, classical, neo-classical, and modernistic) musical compositions for self enjoyment or the enjoyment of other SaddleBrooke residents.

Contact: Norm Benecke, 520-825-3718

Email: vx3hu2@q.com

SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild

The SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild facilitates opportunities to attend Tucson Symphony Orchestra events. The guild is an ideal way for people to share musical interests and to contribute to the outstanding Tucson Symphony. The membership year is from October to April, coinciding with the symphony season.

Contact: Vikki Williams, 520-825-0527

Email: vikkiw444@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Wind & Strings Ensemble

30 piece orchestra plays variety of popular music including Broadway and movie tunes. Available at minimal charge for SaddleBrooke events.

Contact: Jim Van Brocklin, 520-818-1925

Email: vanbrocklinj@msn.com

Sonoran Singers

Sonoran Singers is a women’s chorus singing traditional choral music. We are a casual group but pride ourselves on excellence in music performance.

Contact: Sue Robisch, 520-818-2251

Email: lsrobisch@yahoo.com

The Rhythm Gang

Big band music from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s plus a little bit of tunes from the next few decades following. Our band has 20 members with drums, keyboard, bass, guitar, five saxophones, four trombones, and four trumpets. We have one male and two female vocalists. We performed at SaddleBrooke HOA 1 December 2008, December 2010, and December 2011 with great success. Please visit our website at www.rhythmgang.homestead.com.

Contact: James Van Brocklin, 520-818-3761

Email: vanbrocklinj@msn.com

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GOLF

Associations Playing Events at MountainView/Preserve Courses

Welcome to SaddleBrooke! We have a number of organizations in HOA #2 that regularly play golf at our courses. They are open to all SaddleBrooke 2, SaddleBrooke 1, and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. If you are interested in joining or would like further information about any of these, please see the contact numbers below, their website, or check out their membership applications at the MountainView Pro Shop or in the hallway to the right as you enter through the front door. All are looking to expand their membership and would love to hear from you.

Men’s 18ers:

MountainView-Preserve Men’s Golf Association

Contact: Daryl Henderson (Membership Chairman), 520-818-9759

Email: Desertrat@wbhsi.net

Website: www.Mountainveiwmensgolf.org

Men’s 9ers:

MountainView Men’s Niners

Contact: Bob Neuman, 520-818-0578

Email: rjneuman@q.com

Ladies 18ers:

MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association

Contact: Dorothy Moore, 520-818-1347

Email: dotmoore@q.com

Ladies 9ers:

MountainView/Preserve Lady 9er’s

Contact: Rita Smith, 520-818-9239

Email: resmith@wbhsi.net

Lady Putters:

MountainView Lady Putters

Contact: Maude Ruffin, 520-818-3718

Email: maudeb103@hotmail.com

Couples

Contact: Dan Hoshino, 520-825-1312

Email: hoshidan@q.com

Verde Sputters

Verde Sputters is an organized club for putting sport activity; also, to promote fellowship, community charitable opportunity, and social activity. Open to ladies who are not members of an organized golf group.

Contact: Ginny Porteous, 520-825-0553 or Elaine Ackerman, 520-825-8123

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Aqua Aerobics

We offer classes seven days a week, year-round, in the main swimming pool next to the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. Open to both men and women. Times: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Sundays are optional). No swimming skills necessary. The water is a warm 88 degrees. A boom box is used for instructions and music. There is a one-time fee of $5, payable to Ruth Jeric.

Contact: Ruth Jeric, 520-818-3181

MVAC Water Aerobics Classes

Come and join our wonderful Aqua Aerobics class with a live instructor Monday thru Friday at 8:30-9:30 a.m. Classes are $5.00 each, tickets may be purchased at the administrative office.

Contact: Director of Fitness – Jaiann Johnson, 520-818-1172

Email: Jaiann.Johnson@robson.com

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HOBBIES & CLUBS

Radio-Controlled Model Airplane and Boat

Radio-controlled model airplane flying takes place on the club airfield in San Manuel. This airfield has a large, paved runway, equipped with a covered plane assembly and test area. Training to assist newcomers is held at this facility. Radio-controlled model sailboat and electrical-powered boat enthusiasts use SaddleBrooke Lake for their sailing fun, where assistance to newcomers is also provided on its use and rules. Club meetings will be held on the first Thursday, monthly.

Contact: Norman Newhouse, 520-825-0751

Email: new62@wbhsi.net

Contact: Dick Egolf, 520-818-0785

SaddleBrooke Coin Club

The SaddleBrooke Coin Club was founded in 2010 by Ken Marich to provide a forum for people with similar interests in numismatics, and learn more about numismatics through the experience of others.  Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the MountainView Club House in the Sonoran Room from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Members have the opportunity to buy, sell, or trade coins at each meeting. Part of each meeting is dedicated to expanding our knowledge of numismatics topics such as history, grading, appraisals and certification. All SaddleBrooke residents are welcome.

Contact: Ken Marich, 520-825-1709

Email: kenwm77@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Computer Club

The club teaches PC and Mac classes throughout the year. Most classes offer hands-on experience. Our Users Group meetings are held nine times a year and are open to all homeowners. For our most current class schedule and contact information please visit our website.

Website: www.saddlebrookecc.org

SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club

SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club welcomes residents to share research experiences and hear knowledgeable professional speakers. We offer guidance in finding resource materials. Discover your Family History!

Website: http://sb-genealogy.org

SaddleBrooke Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions program, with a national membership of 325,000 and 26 chapters in Tucson, is sponsored by the Foreign Policy association of the United States. Our emphasis is on in-depth analysis of our country’s involvement in international affairs. Our SaddleBrooke Chapter is non-political and welcomes all shades of opinion in open discussion. No dues, just your participation. We meet the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Contact: Mel Durchslag, 440-552-5850

Email: mel.durchslag@gmail.com

Contact: George Citron, 520-818-1666

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Hiking and fitness walks for all levels. Newsletter and hike descriptions are published bi-monthly in the middle of the even months. Current membership is 450; dues are $10. Our membership applications are available at the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 and DesertView HOA 2 fitness centers.

Contact: Larry Allen, 520-825-7864 (President)

Email: allenlw70@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Motorcycle Club

The club gives Motorcyclists an opportunity to socialize with others for rides every Friday. The rides range from short rides for breakfast to all day lunch rides. Rides are also scheduled to museums, parks, and civic activities of interest to the group.

Contact: Don Porter, 520-825-4517

Contact: Gabe Berczi, 520-818-9111

SaddleBrooke Nature Club

Our club is for those who appreciate our natural environment and want to discover more through educational programs and outdoor experiences. Meetings feature special guest speakers on native flora, fauna, local geology, cultural topics, and more. Field trips explore the natural world through local day trips, sometimes multi-day tours.

Contact: Carole Chase, 520-818-0715

Email: cchase@wbhsi.com

Sewing Machine Embroidery Club

We are a fun group of beginner to advanced sewers learning new techniques to use our computerized sewing/embroidery machines. Meetings may include a project, class, or field trip. We meet the second and fourth Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the HOA 1 Arts and Crafts Room 4 (next to the gift shop.)

Contact Linda Brush, 520-825-1485

Email: sewlinda@aol.com

Contact: Claudia Hermansen, 520-577-2030

Email: claudiabhe@msn.com

Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke

The Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke seeks to explore Spanish/Latin American culture, history, music and cuisine as well as travel and study opportunities. Tucson and southern Arizona presents an array of venues to explore Spanish culture, and the Club takes advantage of them. All programs are presented in English, and non-Spanish speakers are welcome. The Club convenes a monthly breakfast get-together for members interested in enhancing their Spanish language skills. Membership dues: $20 per person (calendar year).

Contact: Samuel Horowitz, 520-468-6994

Email: michelsonhorowitz@gmail.com

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PERFORMING ARTS

SaddleBrooke Theatre Guild

The SaddleBrooke Theatre Guild (STG) was started in August 2005 by a group of SaddleBrooke residents interested in the performing arts. STG encourages and supports all of its members in achieving their goals, will lend its own resources to members and affiliates including people power to help with marketing and technical expertise and is looking for new and active members with varying backgrounds and interests.

Contact: Ron Bechky, 520-825-8761

Email: ron@bechky.us

SaddleBrooke Arizona Symphony Orchestra (SASO)

Classical music performances of 5 season concerts. SASO has performed at SaddleBrooke for the past 16 years. Numerous SaddleBrooke residents perform in the 75 member orchestra. Concerts are performed at DesertView Performing Arts Auditorium.

Contact: H.G. Punch Howarth, 520-825-6842

Email: jamesreel@cox.net

The PrimeTime Players

The PrimeTime Players is a community theatre group that brings innovative dramas, comedies, and mysteries to SaddleBrooke, and provides entertainment and performing arts experiences for residents. In our five-year history, we have presented an original drama, a comedy, a live radio play, and a mystery. Proceeds are used to upgrade and improve SaddleBrooke Performing Artists facilities. All are welcome to join in on the fun. No experience necessary!

Contact: Steve & Susan Shear, 520-825-8876

Email: spshear@gmail.com

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Aglow International – SaddleBrooke Lighthouse

Aglow International is an intercultural, trans-denominational organization. Aglow meets in SaddleBrooke on a bi-weekly basis on the second and fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Please join us for fellowship, worship, and prayer in a friendly, casual atmosphere. For more information on Aglow International, visit the website at www.aglow.org.

Contact: Diana Larroque, 520-825-0732

SaddleBrooke Men’s Bible Study

Bible study open to all denominations. Study centers on books of the Bible and is discussion oriented. We meet at the MountainView Clubhouse on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Contact: Bob Azenso, 520-818-1476

Email: newhope@wbhsi.net

The Institute for Judaic Studies & Studies

The Institute offers SaddleBrooke residents and their guests the opportunity to experience Jewish High Holiday and Friday night Shabbat Services with their friends and neighbors. Shabbat Services, preceded by an optional dinner, are held either the third or fourth Friday night during the months of October through April. The Institute also offers educational classes led by Rabbi Seltzer and periodic guest speakers.

Contact: Joel Wyner, 520-825-8175

Email: jjaz612@q.com

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SENIOR SERVICES HELP & INFORMATION

Catalina Community Services/IMPACT of Southern Arizona

IMPACT is the closest non-profit service organization to SaddleBrooke and provides senior meals and programs, plus much more. Got a question about where to find help or to volunteer? Give us a call.

Contact: Barbara McClure, 520-825-0009 (Exec Director & SB TRIAD member)

SaddleBrooke Stroke/Nero Caregivers Support Group

Caregivers who are involved in caring for those suffering from stroke or neurological problems.

Contact: Arrah Jane Hall (Co-Chairman), 520-825-7002

Email: arrahjane@yahoo.com

Contact: Liz Boyd (Co-Chairman), 520-825-5587

TRIAD

A cooperative effort between the Pinal County Attorney and Sheriff’s Offices, Golder Ranch Fire District, Catalina Community Services and SaddleBrooke One to heighten awareness and develop information and resources to improve the quality of life for seniors in the SaddleBrooke community.

Contact: 520-866-6999

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SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Baby Equipment Loan Program

Visit: www.sbhoa2.org

Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR)

Educational seminars of varying lengths presented and prepared by instructors with appropriate academic or experiential backgrounds. These programs comprise a wide range of interesting topics and aim to encourage discussion and interaction by our residents.

Contact: Joel Waldstreicher, 520-818-9038

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

We are volunteer, non-profit, non-political organizations of lineal descendents of anyone who rendered civil or military service in any of the original 13 colonies prior to January 1, 1701. Focus is patriotic, historic preservation and education related to this time period.

Contact: Danna Koelling, 520-825-9678

Email: dannansbaz@wbhsi.net

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC)

DAC is a volunteer, non-profit, non-political organization of lineal descendents who rendered service in any of the original 13 colonies prior to July 4, 1776. Focus is patriotic, historical, and educational related to this time and period.

Contact: Danna Koelling, 520-825-9678

Email: dannansbaz@wbhsi.net

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

DAR is volunteer, non-profit, non-political organization of lineal descendents of anyone who aided in achieving American independence from April 19, 1775 to November 26, 1783. DAR focuses on historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

Contact: Danna Koelling, 520-825-9678

Email: dannansbaz@wbhsi.net

Republican Women of Pinal County

The purpose of the Republican Women of Pinal County is to seek to educate the community and facilitate political participation by sponsoring speakers’, issue forums, and media reports. We meet the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. All are welcome.

Contact: Joann Evans, 520-818-9496

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach is a 501(c) (3) organization providing new clothing and educational services to needy children in the neighboring communities. Activities include operation of Kids’ Closet, math and reading tutoring, support of tri-community food bank, and mentoring for college scholarship recipients, a summer enrichment program.

Contact: 825-3302 (M-W, 9-3)

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Join a group of animal advocates working to protect and transition homeless pets to loving families. Many volunteer opportunities are available from dog walking at the shelter, fostering, fundraising, and much more. Visit our website at www.SBPetRescue.com for more information.

Contact: Leslie Rocco (President), 724-689-9843

Email: info@sbpetrescue.com

SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary

An international service organization serving the local area focused on issues impacting seniors and youth. Meets weekly at Mountain View Country Club.

Contact: Dick Kroese (President), 520-825-2226

Email: dkroese@wbhsi.net

Stroke/Neurological Support Group

We meet the fourth Saturday of the month from October – May in the HOA 1 clubhouse from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Coyote Room – Caregivers meet the third Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Roadrunners. Our goal is to share ideas and most of all to help one another to regain a normal life for us, our families, our friends, and all we engage with every day.

Contact: Liz Boyd, 520-825-5587

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SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

British Club

The British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month which includes the following activities: Canasta, Mexican train and maybe Bridge from 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m. Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner at SaddleBrooke HOA 1, SaddleBrooke HOA 2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch. The principal objective of the club is to facilitate the meeting and socializing of SaddleBrooke Brits in order to broad friendships.

Contact: Doreen Daniels, 520-825-1602

Email: hrhdoreen@hotmail.com

Jewish Friendship Group

We are a social group that meets once a month for residents of the Jewish Faith, but is open to all residents. We have dinner meetings with varied programs.

Contact: Seth Basker, 425-391-5000

On Our Own (OOO)

We are a social group for women “on their own” and not in a committed relationship. This is a great place to meet and form friendships with women who are for one reason or another find themselves on their own. OOO is open to all HOA 1 and HOA 2 ladies, whether single, widowed, or divorced. Regular monthly activities include our Potluck, Dining/Luncheon/Game/Card Groups. Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and included.

Contact: Char Floyd, 520-825-3779

Email: cfloyd@wbhsi.net

Contact: Raye Kerr, 520-825-3838

Email: rayekerr@wbhsi.net

SaddleBrooke Dog Park Association

Our mission is to offer members a safe place to exercise and socialize their dogs in an enclosed environment. We will plan activities at the park including but not limited to fundraising, obedience training, and educational programs such as pet health, responsible pet ownership, and canine rescue. The benefit of a community dog park extends beyond the obvious for our dogs. We will be providing a place to share common love of family pets with our neighbors.

Contact: John Triebe, 520-818-7915

Email: jtriebe@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Francophiles

Members appreciate all aspects of French culture (food, wine tasting, travel, French literature, and films). In accord with members’ interests, social gatherings are scheduled to celebrate a variety of French holidays and cultural activities. Speaking French not required.

Contact: Pat Smith, 520-825-2409

Email: desertsonsaz@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Off-Road Bunch 4-Wheel Drive

The club explores off-road 4-wheel drive trails at least monthly. The purpose is to further enjoyment of off-road driving, provide social experiences for its members, and protect Public Lands.

Contact: Duane Kupper, 520-850-8522

Email: dkupper1@live.com

SaddleBrooke Singles

A social organization for all SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch singles. Our purpose is to plan social events, i.e., trips, tours, dinners, golf, and any other activities in which the membership wishes to partake. Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Coyote Room, SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. Singles meet for Happy Hour every Friday in the Agave Lounge around 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Nancy Odson, 520-441-2847

Email: nancyods@hotmail.com

Contact: Micki Johns, 520-441-2015

Email: micki.johns34@gmail.com

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SPORTS

SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters

The Cyclemasters offer recreational cycling for all levels – from the casual beginner to the serious tri-athlete. If you have a bicycle and a helmet, bring a smile and please join us. See our website at http://saddlebrookecyclemasters.org

Contact: Margaret Betanzos, 520-825-9314

Email: azwildcatmagg@msn.com

Contact: Bob Halk, 520-825-7650

Email: r.halk@yahoo.com

SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association

SaddleBrooke residents may join the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) by visiting our website at http//spa.clubexpress.com. SPA members may make court reservations and register for club events through the website. Residents who are not members may reserve courts by contacting the court reservation administrators, Greg and/or Wendie Nelson, 520-818-6373.

Contact: Shawne Cryderman, 520-818-2690

Email: sfcrydo@yahoo.com

SaddleBrooke Slo-Pitch Softball

SaddleBrooke Softball sponsors year round play for men and women. The field is just south of the DesertView Sports Club and Theatre Center. Over 150 active members participate in seven leagues every day of the week, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Teams are selected based on players’ skill ratings to ensure balanced teams. Fees from 75 sponsors and membership dues fund the associations’ activities. In addition to league play, tournaments are hosted on St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the association’s website at www.saddlebrookesoftball.com for further information.

Contact: Ed Cussick, 520-818-0194

SaddleBrooke Striders

We are a running group of all levels of abilities. We meet four times a week to run and to encourage each other.

Contact: Carol Levine, 520-825-2850

SaddleBrooke Swim Club

The swim club promotes swimming among SaddleBrooke residents. Opportunities range from swimming lessons to competitive swimming. Regular structured workout on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at the DesertView Lap Pool. Please contact Jeff Eighmy or Doug Springer for current workout times or visit our website at www.saddlebrookeswimclub.org.

Contact: Doug Springer, 520-818-0754

Email: dspring@wbhsi.net

SaddleBrooke Table Tennis Club

We plan Mondays and Wednesdays through Sunday. Tuesday is a no play day. For times, see Ping Pong/Table Tennis under clubs on either the HOA I or HOA II web sites.

Contact: Daniel Plattner (President), 720-245-1289

Email: lonneep@gmail.com or flirtandjazz@gmail.com

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club manages the tennis program for all courts in the SaddleBrooke community. SaddleBrooke residents may arrange court time by calling the Tennis Center at 825-0255. Organized play is arranged and managed by the STC coordinators. Membership is open to all residents of HOA 1 and HOA 2. STC makes tennis an enjoyable activity for all SaddleBrooke residents.

Contact: Coordinator, 520-825-0255

Email: stc@saddlebrooke.org

SaddleBrooke Volleyball Club

The Volleyball Club exists to provide a recreational outlet for both male and female residents who have an interest in, or would like to learn to play volleyball. All skill levels are welcome. Please call for information about play.

Contact: Hod Wells, 520-818-0763

Email: hamwells@wbhsi.net

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