Today, Jan 12 – 11:30am – Fashion Show & Luncheon
4pm – Hockey Game Bus
Tomorrow – Saturday, Jan 13, 2018
9-2pm – Discount Card Sale – Gamblin’ Room
10am-12:30pm – Photo Club – Hang Out Room
1-2pm – Welcome Back – Hole in the Wall
7pm – Jack Jackson’s tribute to Marty Robbins
Dillard’s Day on Jan 18 has been temporarily postponed. Their store manager, Neil, has been transferred to another store. When the new manager arrives, I’ll let you know his marketing plans.
New Tag-a-Long – Mark your calendar for Thursday, Jan 25 to visit the Dwarf Car Museum in Maricopa. We’ll be leaving the park at 10am – enjoy the museum – and have lunch in Maricopa. Fee is by donation. Sign up sheet is in the Activity Office. Questions? See John Walton in site 360.
IMPORTANT – All articles for the February Issue of the Smoke Signal are to be submitted in writing or e-mail to the Activities Office by Jan 20, 2018.
A huge thank you is extended from the Rock Shop to Marty Smith for his bear and saguaro wood carvings and for the donated necklace which were drawn during the Luau. Thank you also to all who purchased raffle tickets. The winners were Sue Roberts (bear), Silvia Freer (cactus) & Craig Johnson (necklace). The Rock Shop is now up and running!!
Are you missing a temporary license plate from Heritage Motors? It was issued on Dec 18, 2017 and expires Feb 1, 2018. Please pick it up in the Activity Office.
Steve Forester Gospel Family will be performing for us on Sunday, Jan 21 at 2pm in the Hole in the Wall. Admission fee is free- will offering. We’re sure this will be a wonderful afternoon of entertainment. Please join us.
ATV/off road vehicles are only to be driven from your site to out of the park. Please! Do not use 4 wheelers to drive within the park.
Due to the increased car traffic, please use the designated parking spots for your golf carts and bicycles.
Bicycles need to follow the same rules as cars and golf carts. Be sure to drive on the correct side of the road and stop at all stop signs. Lights during early morning and nights are mandatory,
The Activity Office- We have tickets and signup sheets available for the following:
Jan 13 – Breakfast – $5.50 – 8:30am
Jan 16 – Lunch – Taco Salad – $6 – 11:30am
Jan 17 – Johnny Cash tribute by Steve Christianson – 7pm
One of our favorite dance bands, Saguaro Sunset, will be performing for us on Saturday, Jan 20 from 7-10pm in the Hole in the Wall. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door.
The CO/NE potluck on ON! This year we will need meat as well as side dishes. Signup sheet is in the Activities Office. Please join us on Saturday, Jan 20th at 11:30am in the Hole in the Wall to have lunch and meet your neighbors!
Attention Singles: We’re planning an afternoon on Jan 21 at 1pm to ride the light rail. We’ll also have lunch while in the Phoenix area. Please sign up in the Activities Office.
Pinochle Lessons – January 20 – Have you wanted to learn or have you played pinochle in the past but just need a little practice? Lessons are here. Join us on Saturday, Jan 20 in the Gamblin’ Room.
Come at 1pm to learn the basics, then spend some time with seasoned players to practice your skills.
Come at 2pm for a quick refresher, then play some practice hands, with help if you have questions. Please sign up in Activities so we know how many to plan for.
Sundance 1 Softball Schedule for this upcoming week:
Tuesday, Jan 16 at 11:30am, 12:45pm. and 2:00pm
Thursday, Jan 18 at 10:15am and 11:30am
These games are being played at the Palm Creek Ball Field. Come root for our teams and enjoy a bite to eat at their food wagon.
Lone Butte & Wild Horse Casinos have implemented changes effective immediately. The first bus to be affected is the Nite Bus scheduled for Jan 18.
The bus ride is now $15 per person payable when you sign up in the Activities Office. This $15 will be returned to you in the form of playable money on your card. You will also receive a $5 food voucher. A bingo discount will be given – the method of comp to be determined.
If we don’t get the 25 min for the bus, or for some reason you’re not able to go, your $15 will be refunded from Activities.
If questions, please contact Dianne Felker or Sue in Activities.
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER – This year our Hands Across the Border dinner will be entertained by Freddie and Sheila on Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 in the Hole in the Wall. Tickets for this fabulous evening will go on sale Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 9am in the Hang Out Room. Tickets will be $10 per person with a limit of 4 tickets per site. If you require further information, please contact Bob and Jayne Abbott at site #558.
Bunco has started! We play on Saturdays at 7pm in the Hang Out room. For information, see Fran at 336 or Boomer at #308. Everyone is invited.
Horseshoes: Horseshoes are going well. We just need more pitchers. We play on Mon, Wed., and Friday from 9:15am to 11am. We use a handicap system which means new pitchers have a better chance of winning! For more information, see Don at site #352. See you at the Pits!!!
3 Special Electric Jammer shows coming your way!
The Electric Jammers will host 3 special shows in the upcoming weeks. Unlike our Monday Night Jams, this is a “set” group who have practiced and scheduled the following shows for you:
Jan 24 – Bluegrass & Gospel
Feb 16 – 50’s Rockabilly
March 2 – 60/70’ Rock and Roll
There is no admission fee – just come at 6:30pm to the Hole in the Wall for each show and enjoy!
The Genealogy Group will meet on Jan 17 at 10am in the Gamblin’ Room. The program this week will be on the website “Find a Grave” conducted by Jeanette Keyes. I know many of you already use this site and several are not familiar with it. Find a Grave has changed its format and together we will look at the pros and cons of it. We would suggest bringing your own laptop or tablet so you can follow along to view the program. Even if you are not interested in genealogy, this site is very interesting and fun to look through. Bring a friend and looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
Jeanette Keyes and Lynn Olson
Computer Club News – Everyone is welcome to join us! The fee is $20 for the 1st year and $10 each year after. Membership entitles you to free WIFI with printers, computers and monitors. For those of you who prefer or are here for just a short stay, the fee is $1 per day. The computer room is open Monday thru Friday from 9-11:45am and 1-3:45pm.