Category: December 2021

Holiday Happenings at Tri-Community Food Bank

Rosemary Douglas The Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) is planning for a busy holiday season, as they prepare to meet the needs of their customers who are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.” On the Sunday before…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping Holidays Happy for Pets

Susan Marie, Host of The Doggy Diva Show Tis the season to be celebrating the holidays with family and friends! To ensure that celebrations are relaxing and enjoyable, preparation is key. Before the festivities begin, have a plan in place that includes the safety of your four-legged family members. As we all know, pets are…

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…