Category: February 2016

Saddle up for the spring 2016 season

The group’s ride at Donnelly’s in October 2015. Pictured from front of the trail back are the guide from Donnelly’s, Bev Hall, Jeanne Chiapel, Marian Bianchini and Gary Sherman

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Group is saddling up for the spring season. The first ride is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Donnelly’s in Gold Canyon. The one-hour trail here winds through the foothills of the Superstition Mountains and provides a nice view of the Phoenix area to the west. It generally…

College for Kids

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s (SBCO) general meeting on February 8 will showcase two of our most successful educational programs: College Scholarships and our College for Kids Elementary Science Program done in partnership with Central Arizona College. Our guest speakers are Dave Jungbluth, Jamie Wolghast and Elissa Craig. Dave, a counselor at Mammoth San Manuel High School,…

Want to learn how the Bible applies to your life?

Kerry Blount Community Church at SaddleBrooke will be holding its third annual Men’s Rally, and all men are invited. The theme of this year’s rally is “Becoming the Man in My Mirror.” Pastor Ron Gannett will teach attendees how to glean more from the Bible rather than just reading and wondering about the meaning. At…

SASO third concert includes Gould-Rachmaninoff-Dvorak

Punch Howarth Linus Lerner will return to lead the third program of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra’s concert season. Opening the program will be Morton Gould’s WW II patriotic American Salute of 1943, based upon When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an Americana folk song dating to the Civil War in the 1860s. Composed in one…

Ranchette Putters introduce the 2016 Board

Back row, left to right: Cindy Heck, Jeannie Bianchini, Deb Lawson, Karen McIver, Nancy Galant and Mary Schlachter; front row: Kerstin Seifert and Mary Lou Glazer; photo by Jean Morgan

Lorretta Johnson The SaddleBrooke Ranch Ranchette Putters have welcomed in the New Year and the new 2016 Board and Committee Leads. The Board and Committee Leads for 2016 are as follows: 2016 Board Members: President, Nancy Galant; Vice President, Deb Lawson; Secretary, Kersten Seifert; Treasurer, Mary Schlachter; Statistician, Jeanne Bianchini; Membership, Mary Lou Glazer and…

SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners brings 2 gardening talks

Greg Corman, artist and landscape designer, will present “Functional Art in the Garden” February 18, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom West. Ask Your Master Gardener will be 12:30-1:00 p.m. Greg Corman is a Tucson-based artist and landscape designer who works primarily with reclaimed wood, steel and found objects to create quirky functional…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association Development Day

If you come to the Hacienda on a Monday morning, chances are you have seen some SBRTA members and interested people working on tennis drills and learning from our fabulous mentor, Dean Alfrey. This is what we call Development Day. It is designed for new players or experienced players getting back into tennis after a…

Line dancing lessons with Rebecca

A Line Dance Party held between Christmas and New Year raised the roof with fun and a little leftover cash to donate to Animal Rescue. Fun was had and maybe some surplus fudge calories were burned. Several Ranch residents joined in the fun-play Where’s Waldo and see which of your neighbors appears. Continued Happy 2016 to Ranch residents!

Dr. Mark Magdanz With the holiday festivities done, it’s still about as cold as it’s gonna get. What to do this winter? SB Ranchers have classes in the Hacienda Wednesday afternoons. Never danced with Rebecca? It’s all about fun, learning and laughter in her classes. Line dance may be your undiscovered pleasure/pursuit like many others.…

The Recreation and Social Committee needs volunteers

Pictured left to right: Linda Shannon-Hills, Linda Harvey, Carol Smith, Janice Neal, Jean Morgan, Ross Messer and Florence Messer

Janice Neal The SBR Recreation and Social Committee was treated to a lovely holiday lunch by the SBR HOA as a thank you for volunteering to help the HOA in planning and running social events over the past year. The ALC Committee was treated as well. The lunch was delicious and along with the two…