Category: January 2023

2023 Spanish Classes at the Ranch!

Español y Más, with instructor Judy Freeman, is again offering a Beginning Spanish class at the Ranch. This is your chance to jump in at the beginning, or brush up on the skills you’ve already acquired. Start your path to conversation, and you might find yourself having a little fun along the way! The beginning…

Master Gardeners Coming Events

Laurie Foster, Pinal County Master Gardener Becoming a Master Gardener In February, a one-hour orientation meeting will be held at both SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch to introduce you to our program. If you are interested in environmentally responsible landscaping and gardening and have a desire to teach those principles/skills from research-based materials to others, then…

2023 Mah Jongg Card Orders

Bonnie Goldman To all SaddleBrooke Ranch Mah Jongg players: I am the coordinator for the group order of Mah Jongg cards for 2023. National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) will make a $5 donation per card to our charity, the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, which serves the less fortunate in our neighboring communities. In 2022 we had…

Services, IJSS Annual Meeting, and the ‘R’ Words

Melanie Einbund On Dec. 16, the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies (IJSS) held the IJSS Annual Meeting. Annual reports and elections for 2023 board members were part of the agenda. Because this article is submitted prior to Dec. 16, election results and action items aren’t listed here. IJSS begins the New Year with services that will be…

New Year, New Beginnings!

Ring in the New Year in style at the Golden Goose Thrift Shop! Find everything you need for your New Year resolutions and transformations at the Goose! Home, yard, mind, body, or spirit, the Goose can help you attain those resolutions for pennies on the dollar. The adventure of shopping at the Goose has become…

News from the SaddleBrooke Softball World!

King Mitchell (AKA Mitch) That’s right fellow softballers, your intrepid reporter is BACK after bouts of pneumonia and the “little c” (covid) back-to-back! Whew. Well all that caused me to miss our Veterans Day Tournament on Nov. 12. But I’m told the games were humdingers and some 200 or so fans showed up to enjoy…

What Is Pickleball?

Come join the fun and find out! Learn about pickleball on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork. Space is limited to 28 people, so visit our website at www.sbrpickleball.club to register, then click on “Click to reserve a space” below the flyer sign. What you’ll need for pickleball: *…

Word of the Month: Gaslighting

David Zapatka Reader Greg West writes, “Merriam-Webster has announced its word of the year for 2022. Over the past year, this word has increased in the number of lookups it has received at a rate of 1,740% in 2022 compared to its lookup rate in 2021. Oddly enough though, unlike the typical word of the…