Category: January 2022

Colorado Club Social February 1

Linda Shannon-Hills Members of the Colorado Club or new residents from Colorado are invited to attend a casual social event on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in La Mesa and Montana rooms located in La Hacienda Club from 4 to 6 p.m. Stop off at the Bistro for a beverage of choice or snack to bring…

SBR Women of Action Hosts a Discussion on Socialism and Statism vs. Free-Market Capitalism

Judy Smith Women of Action of SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted Doug Cardell, former Congressional aide, veteran, business owner, educator, and candidate for a Ph.D. in economic policy, at their Oct. 25 meeting. Cardell discussed the differences between free-market capitalism, fascism, socialism, and communism in regards to national economic policy. Fascism, socialism, and communism limit the rights of…

Join Us in Song at Christmas

The SaddleBrooke Singers would love to hear your voice in concert with ours at the DesertView Performing Arts Center (DVPAC) on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to sing “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and more. Experience the joy of celebrating the…

SaddleBrooke Western Heritage Preservation Club Sponsoring a Benefit Concert January 7

Al Mollenkopf A benefit western music concert will be held on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, to raise funds for Senior Village at SaddleBrooke. The concert is sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Western Heritage Preservation Club as part of the club’s outreach program to support social and educational programs in our community. The concert will feature two extremely…

CCP Dinner Theatre Lights! Sound!

Community Circle Players’ excellent dinner theatre productions rely on the skill of lighting and sound experts. These volunteers—Alex Infald, Denis Greenland, and Mark Albrecht—toil closely with the stage manager to enhance the audience’s theatrical and dining experience. Alex worked backstage in many of the theatres on Broadway before becoming a SaddleBrooke resident and CCP’s technical/lighting director. His…

Writing About a War You Never Experienced

Patti R. Albaugh I wanted to write a story about the Vietnam War from the perspective of the wife whose husband re-enlists to serve as an advisor to South Vietnam troops. Could I really write a story based on the Vietnam War? Authentically? Accurately? Without offending those who fought in, lost someone in, or avoided the…

Winds & Strings Holiday Concert Announcement

How would our holiday celebrations be without music? Pretty boring, humdrum, and dreary! Winds & Strings has the solution! The free Winds & Strings Holiday Concert will take place on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom. Please come and hum, sing, sway, move to the rhythm, and enjoy the music of all the…

Victorian Christmas Event

Looking for a unique and exceptional way to celebrate the holidays? Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm is hosting a special Lavender Victorian Christmas Event on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. Don your best Victorian attire and enjoy a scrumptious holiday dinner complete with the Scottsdale Dickens Carolers performing traditional holiday songs. You will…

Relishing Pickleball: The Serve

David Zapatka Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a serve, “contact must be made below the waist, which is defined as level with the navel. Further, International Federation of Pickleball Official Tournament Rulebook rule 4.A1 states the arm ‘must be moving in an upward arc’ and that…