Friday Flyer 3-15-19

Today (3-15-19)

7pm – Sundance Musical Review in the Hole in the Wall

Tomorrow (3-16-19) –

11am-5pm – Pool Tournament

7pm – Dance with Kevin Moen

Wearin’ of the Green!! Let’s celebrate St Patrick’s Day this Sunday, March 17 by joining in our parade at 2:00pm.  Bev and Terry Mitchell volunteer to put this together and they ask residents to decorate their golf carts, bicycles, and even themselves for the jaunt around the park.

Following the parade, we’ll have the corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared by our 2 Old Dudes at 4pm.  Tickets are $12 each and are available in the Activities Office.

Koffee Klatch – Monday March 18th at 8:30am in the Hole in the Wall. Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee. Donuts & coffee are available for purchase.  Keith will be returning from Whitehead’s Tire.

Please join us on Friday, March 22nd at 4pm in the Hole in the Wall for cake and coffee as we say good bye to Sue Valentine.  Bring stories and pictures of Sue.  (if you can’t find any pictures of me, that’s perfectly fine)

The Good Sam rally participants will be using the Hole in the Wall from Tuesday, April 2, thru Saturday, April 6.  All Sundance activities will be cancelled during that time.     

During the rally, vendors will be set up in the Hole in the Wall and Sundance residents are welcome to shop as well on Wed., Thurs, & Fri, April 3,4&5.  There will be a quilt raffle!

NOTE:  Bunco will continue in the HangOut Room at 7pm on April 6 as the rally folks will be in the Hole in the Wall for their banquet.

Activities now has a giant- sized Connect 4 game!  If you want to use it for your personal gatherings, please come to the office and sign it out.

Thanks to Earl Lewis, DVD’s are available in the Activities office for $2 each of the following:  Come pick up your copies!

 The Dessert Theater

The Variety Show

The Grande Ole Opry

Come dance to the music and entertainment of Vintage Gold on Saturday, March 23 from 7-10pm in the Hole in the Wall.  Tickets are available in the Activities Office for $9 in advance or $10 at the door.  See you there!

Our sister park, Fairways, is holding a “Tea & Scones, Giggles & Groans” on Saturday, March 23 at 1pm in their Clubhouse at 2054 N Thornton. There will be a dessert auction.  This fun event is sponsored by P.E.O. with proceeds going to Women’s Education.  Tickets are being sold at the door for $5.00.  For further information, call Mickie Kugler at 520-426-7725.  Don’t forget to bring your favorite tea cup!

When you see the Clifton’s, Boomer and Anna, on Wednesday, March 20, be sure to wish them a very Happy Anniversary!

Final Season Pool Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 16th from 11am till 5pm.  Pool Hall will be closed at that time.

The discussions between management and residents regarding the potential wood shop have been tabled for this season.  We will keep you updated.

There will be another Free Friday Nite Movie on March 29 at 7pm in the Hole in the Wall.  The featured film will be the drama “Green Book” rated PG13.  Bouncer Tony Lip is hired by African-American musician Don Shirley to chauffer him around the Jim Crow South in 1962 for an eight-week concert tour.  The mismatched pair form an unlikely friendship.

Cancellation:  The hearing screening for Saturday, March 16 has been cancelled.

Western Days Results

Bike Challenge                      Dale Anger            1.58 seconds

Scavenger Hunt                    Harriett Reed       27.05 minutes

(Invincibles)                        Jeanne Johnson

Cindel Nielson

Murriel Cole

Bean Bag Toss                      Ralph Lundquist

Karen Nevett

Jenga Tournament               The Rattlers

Paper Airplane Throw         Tom Winter

Chair Volleyball                   Team #9 – I Don’t Know (IDK)

Poker Run                            Marie Breton – 2 pair

Golf Cart Rodeo                  Dick Schaffer

Terry Mitchell

Peanut Count (843)             Bev Mitchell & Bruce Abel (827)

If you didn’t attend the awards ceremony, you probably didn’t receive your exciting, expensive medal.  Please stop by the Activities Office so we can present it to you.

Also, the Activities office wants to thank all of you who participated in games, managed the games, volunteered as timers, moved table & chairs, the 2 Old Dudes for lunch, our awesome Jammers for their music, the weatherman for cooperating, and, in general, made this day so memorable.

Reminder: As you prepare to return to your summer homes, remember there is a container in Activities for your non-perishable items which go to the Casa Grande Food Pantry. If you have opened containers of perishable items like ketchup, we do not have an organization for them.  You’ll need to take them home or give them to a neighbor.  Thank you.

Softball games for next week:

Monday, 3-18 at 2pm at Palm Creek (make up game)

Tuesday, 3-19 at 12:45pm and 2pm at Palm Creek

Thursday, 3-21 at 11:30am and 12:45pm at Palm Creek

No Genealogy meeting March 20th.  We are done with our meetings for the season.  Thank you for a wonderful season!  Have a great summer!  Looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

4 temporary residents voluntarily stepped up to the plate and offered to clean the Hole in the Wall after our Volunteer Luncheons.  Our special thanks go to Judi and Tom Gendreau and Colleen and Steve Erskine.

Country Store

I would like to take this final opportunity to say my good-bye to the Country Store.  My time was short but I enjoyed meeting the people.  Over the 5 months there were over 30 NEW vendors with an average of 65-70 vendors per month with approximately 80-90 vendor shopping tables.  Sundance’s reputation continues to grow over the years as “the place to be a vendor” and “the place to attend” for their craft shows and will continue to grow.  Please welcome Delphine Becker as the new Country Store manager.  Her contact info is 520-759-0195 in site #89.  I will continue to be present and serve Sundance in my role as your travel director with Quality Custom Travel.

Thank you, Joyce Gerdes

Quality Custom Travel

Our trip to Copper Canyon departs Monday, March 18 for a week- long journey.  The travel season is nearing the end; however, that doesn’t mean your travel needs to cease.  I will have trips posted throughout the entire year.  I am working through a company in Phoenix to meet your travel needs, as well as setting up small trips to meet our specific needs all through the year.  Keep up to date on the web site and sign up to receive emails with upcoming trips and newsletters.  See Activities through April 15, 2019 for a list of spring/summer, fall, winter trips listings or email request.  EMAIL:

3-20-19                  Line Dancing & Dinner in Tucson

3-21 – 4-2-19        New Orleans Rail & Sail aboard the Norwegian Breakaway

3-21 – 4-2-19        New Orleans Rail & Rail aboard the Carnival Dream

3-26 – 4-1-19        Master Gardener’s Charleston & Savannah

3-26 – 3-28           Discover Hopi

3-31                        MN v Coyotes Hockey 2pm $65 ea or 4 for $220 or 8 for $400

4-1 & 4-2               Overnight Mystery Tour

4-5-19                    Fresh Foodie Trail and Jalapeno Bucks

4-8 – 4-12              The Trail of Father Kino

4-9-19                    Tombstone

4-10 – 4-19           Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise

4-15 – 4-19           The Best of Nashville

For details, go to web site and click on “more trips”, call or ask for a flyer by email.

Joyce Gerdes – 920-621-2306

2 Old Dudes last meal for the Park will be the St Patrick’s Dinner on Sunday, Mar 17.  Please remember all tips go directly to Sundance Veteran’s Group.

Cactus Needles – We will meet at 10:00am in the Hangout Room on March 18th.  Our summer challenge will be a fun, simple one for those of you who want to participate.

Library Users –Please Read

All our snowbird library volunteers will soon be heading home for the summer.  We need 2 or 3 year-round residents to staff the library from May 1 to Sept. 30.  Without at least 2 volunteers, the library will be CLOSED/LOCKED for the summer months.  Call or text Kathy Despain at 815-488-7720

if you are interested in helping us keep the library open.

Also, there will be NO BOOK DONATIONS accepted between April 15 and Oct. 15.  PLEASE do not leave any donations during that time.  If you have books to donate, please take them to the Casa Grande Public Library.

Have a great summer and happy reading!

Do you wish you knew more about your winter home of Casa Grande?  The Casa Grande Main Street group offers a walking tour of downtown with “characters” filled with local history.  It begins at 9am with a continental breakfast behind the Cookie Jar Restaurant.  From there, volunteers lead you around the area pointing out places of interest including the meaning of all the murals.  It is held the 3rd Thursday of each month during the winter months.  So, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 21 to enjoy this day out in downtown Casa Grande!



 Sundance offers the mailroom as a courtesy to our guests. The sole purpose of the mailroom is to provide forwarded mail from your permanent address or personal correspondence/packages sent to you while you are in the park.


 As a courtesy, when you depart the park, 1st Class mail will be forwarded for thirty (30) days.  At the end of that period, any and all mail will be “refused and returned to sender”, as per instructions by the US Postal Service”.  You will need to provide us with standardized mail forwarding labels when you leave.  If you do not have labels, they may be purchased through the Computer Room for $1/sheet.  It is your responsibility to provide the labels to us a few days before you leave.  Please notify the senders of your mail to use your permanent mailing address.

If you do not have another “home” address and choose to not be licensed/registered in the state of Arizona, you will need to make arrangements with a mailing service of your choosing or get a US Post Office Box in Casa Grande to receive your mail.


Mail will be forwarded for “full-time” guests whose vehicle/voter registration and/or driver’s license is issued by the state of Arizona.  If you’re going to be gone for a short trip, we will “hold” your mail for you.  If you’re planning to spend the summer elsewhere, you will need to supply us with address labels as instructed above.

Have a super week!