Smoke Signal – Feb 2019

From the Manager’s desk…
How can it possibly be February already? The months are just flying by this season. It seems like just yesterday, we were complaining how hot the summer was and, now, it is just around the corner again. The resort has gone from near ghost town to a bustling mine town with residents and guests everywhere and doing everything.
The new pool will be open soon—finally! It was just a big hole in the ground for so long. There will be plenty of days for enjoyment before most of you are ready to head home again.
On that note, Mike and I will also be heading out. The mountains and pine trees have called our names, and we have answered. We have enjoyed meeting so many of you. We hope we have been able to add a little something good to your winter community. We wish continued success to Sundance, its growth, and ability to be a great place for you to come and live and play and thrive.
All the best,
Mike and Jan Gabbard

Sunday Church …
The Sundance 1 RV Resort Church meets each Sunday morning at 8:30 in the Hole in the Wall. Please join us for this nondenominational service with Pastor Scott Bailey. Communion services are held the first Sunday of each month. If you enjoy singing, please join Marcia and the choir at 800 a.m. for practice each Sunday morning.
 Les and Judy Pierce

Rosary being said at 930 am each Saturday morning in the Quiet Room. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Mary Swanigan #126

Lenore & Gerald Smith invite anyone interested to join us Friday nights @ 6:30pm to celebrate the Sabbath. We are located at 630 Redford. Looking forward to seeing you.

Vietnam Memorial Replica is coming in March to Casa Grande. The Wall is a three-quarter scale traveling replica that bears the names of the more than 58,000 names of the men and woman who make the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. It is referred to as “The Wall that Heals” and will be at Dave White Regional Park from March 7-10, 2019. It will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public to visit. Those who wish to volunteer, sponsor the visit or made a donation may call HOHP (Helping our Heroes of Pinal County)

The Sundance/Fairways Veterans Group meets on the second Monday of the month between Nov and March each season. All prior Armed Services members of the United States and Canada are invited and encouraged to attend. We have presentations on subjects of interest and we discuss ways to support the VETS of Casa Grande. Last season our VETS group donated over $2,800 and contributed over 100 man hours directly supporting Veteran causes in the area. Come join us in making a difference. If we have our “act together” there will be free coffee and donuts before and after the meeting.
Erick Ayres, Site 220

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Community Service Opportunity
The Casa Grande Lions Club is a very active group of citizens who provide assistance to their community through a wide variety of service projects.

Lion members and non-member Winter Visitors who would like to assist the local Club are welcome and appreciated. Our motto: WE SERVE

Meetings are held at 6pm the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Post 8, 713 N. Park Ave.

Mail Room News – Postage increased to $.55 on Jan 27.
When ordering items off the internet, please include your site number on the 2nd address line of the mailing address. Without the site number on the 2nd line, items from the US Mail, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc., may be undeliverable. All packages must be delivered to your site—not to the office. Thank you for understanding.

Write Your Life Story….
Join us every Wednesday at 1:30 in the Hang Out Room. Let your children, grandchildren and future generations know the true story of your life.
Bring your paper, pencil or tablet and enjoy leaving your memories for family and friends. Everyone is welcome!!
Sally Jo Johnson #507

Computer Room Have you visited the Computer Room? If not, now is the time for you to come and visit. We have 9 computers with Windows 10.2, laptops, internet connections, 4 printers, (2 are wireless that you can access from your tablet or cellphone). We also have WiFi. The Computer Room is run by the Computer Club and is open Monday thru Friday 9-11 am and 1-3:45 PM.
WiFi is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the Gambling Room. Membership is required in the Computer Club at a cost of $20 the first year and $10 each year thereafter or you may pay $1 each time you visit. The monitor of the Computer Room can make mailing labels or business cards for you and assist you with any problems you may have. They can also give you information on someone who can help you. Please come visit us, we are located on the back side of the Library building and connect you to the world.

Bike Repairs …… See Dave – site #499

Country Store…
Join us at Sundance 1 RV the 1st Friday of each month at the Hole in the Wall and surrounding walkways for the Country Store.
Hours are from 8:30—Noon with approximately 60 vendors available for your shopping pleasure. Two Old Dudes will be serving breakfast (featuring their famous cinnamon rolls) and lunch.
Hope to see you February 1, 2019, and at the last Country Store of the season, March 1, 2019.
Joyce Gerdes

Cactus Needles …
Cactus Needles is a group of knitters and crocheters who enjoy making items for local charities. We meet every Monday morning from 10:00 am to Noon in the Hang Out Room. Come check us out—we have lots of donated yarn to make hats, blankets, slippers, washcloths and teddy bears for foster care children and homeless persons here in the community. Come visit us—we’re waiting to meet you!

Sundance Art Group meets every Thursday in the Hangout Room. We meet in the Hangout Room on Thursday from 9:30– 3:30. We have some working with oil, acrylics, water color, pen & ink. Come and join us or just stop in to see what we are working on. We are open to new ideas and mediums to work with, so if you have an art project you enjoy, come share with us!
Cheri O’Brien. #673

This is for you if you have had an interest in hula but have an issue that has been holding you back. Hula is the perfect exercise to strengthen the core and lower back, coordination and memory, for fun, for ALOHA and for YOU. Experience basic hula steps and movements as well as hand motions that we will be using in the regular hula classes. We meet in the Hole in the Wall each Wednesday at 1pm. We’d love to have you join us.
ALOHA Priscella Morrow

Crafty Ladies Welcome back to those of you that have arrived for the winter. It’s time to bring your new ideas and join us. If you have never joined us before, stop in and see what it is that we do. We meet on Mondays and
Fridays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Hang Out Room. If you have any questions, contact Margaret Trace at Site #591 or Pat Silver at Site #229.

Monday Night Jammers…
Our Jammers present music for everyone! We gather each Monday at 6:30pm in the Hole in the Wall for some real toe-tapping fun. Hope to see you there—admission is free!

Handy Builders – Alan & Peggy Hayes, Proprietors, site 104

From Sues Desk… – We hope the Activities Office has been keeping you busy with fun and laughter this season. But—wait—we’re not done! You’ve yet to experience what we have in store for you in Feb, March and April. Have you ever attended your home state’s potluck? Or, perhaps, our Dessert Theater Production? Or wandered thru the Hole in the Wall admiring the fantastic quilts from our resident sewers? We’ve booked quality entertainment for you with the likes of a Neil Diamond Tribute, the Americana band and the bluegrass Monroe Crossing. There is bound to be something for everyone with a lineup like that! We’re looking forward to meeting you and have you enjoy being part of our Sundance family!

February & March Dances—7-10pm in the Hole in the Wall
Feb 2—The Campbell’s Band (country)
Feb 9—Boomerang & the Sunsations (variety)
March 2—Saguaro Sunset (variety)
March 16—Kevin Moen (rock n roll)
March 23—Vintage Gold (variety)

Paint n Pour—3pm on Sunday, Feb 3 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Hole in the Wall. Please join us for a great, fun, productive afternoon with your neighbors painting a large picture of brightly colored prickly banana petals. You’ll leave with a completed painting to keep or give as a gift. The cost is $35 payable to the instructors. Sign up sheet is in the Activities Office.

The upcoming “Americana” show is a ‘must see’ performance. If you’ve never heard of them—just google—you’ll be amazed. It’s full of 60 & 70’s music with a full band. Tickets are available in the Activities Office for $12 for the 7pm show on February 6 in the Hole in the Wall. The public is welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day right here at our park with your neighbors and friends. On Feb 14, we’re preparing a scrumptious meal with a “red dessert” followed by an amazing tribute show to Neil Diamond. More information and tickets are available in the Activities office.

This is an over age 55 resort. Most (if not all) of us are having issues with memory and/or forgetfulness. If this is you, then the Circle of Life presentation on Feb 15th will be of interest. We’ll be meeting in the Hole in the Wall from 10am till noon. I’ll be sure to send out reminders (this is a joke).

Sundance quilters and sewers have been working hard to bring you their annual presentation of their talent in their Quilt Show There will be door prizes, raffles, food and breath-taking items for you to admire. Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, Feb 23 from 9-3 in the Hole in the Wall.

Hands Across the Border on Feb 16 features Brent Lee entertaining. Hopefully, you’ve already purchased your tickets and will be ready for food, door prizes, entertainment and plenty of laughter!

It’s State Potluck Time: Check the following dates for your state, bring your table service, beverage and dish to share. It’s a great way to meet your fellow neighbors from your home state!
Sat, Feb 2 – ND,SD,MT,WY – from 12-2 in the Hangout
Sun, Feb 10—IOWA—from 4-6 in the Hole in the Wall
Sun, Feb 10—WA,ID,OR,CA—from 3-5 in the Hangout
Tues, Feb 12—MI—from 4-6:30 in the Hole in the Wall
Sun, Feb 17—MN—from 1-3 in the Hole in the Wall
Wed, Feb 27 – WI—from 4:30-6 in the Hole in the Wall
Sign up sheets are available in the Activity Office!

Let’s have fun with Karaoke again! Virgil will return on Wednesday, Feb 13 from 6-8pm in the Hole in the Wall. Tell your neighbors and friends to join us for an awesome songfest!

Sports Equipment Activities has Corn Hole boards and bags, Jenga and Pickleball paddles available for use. Just come in to Activities and sign them out—no charge.

Sundance 1 hosts its own Weight Watchers meetings! We meet each Wednesday at 8am in the Gambling Room. We’d love to see less of you!

Like Bluegrass? Then Mark your Calendar!! The ever popular and nationally acclaimed “Monroe Crossing” will perform for us in the Hole in the Wall on Wednesday, Feb 27 at 7pm. The public is welcome as well.

The Sundance Electric Musicians will perform on Friday, February 8 at 7pm in the Hole in the Wall featuring Rock n’ Roll music. You don’t want to miss this one!

The Annual Dessert Theater will perform for us on Tuesday, 2-19, Wed., 2-20, and Thurs, 2-21 in the Hole in the Wall at 7pm. Choose the date which works best for you, come to Activities and purchase your ticket, then sit back and enjoy the show!

February Tag-a-Longs:
Feb 15 – Hale Theater – “Singin’ in the Rain”
Feb 22—Silver Star Theater – Rhythm Cats

Quality Custom Travel invites Sundance and Fairways to join the following trips/events:
Globe Casino Feb 13
 Special from now until Feb 2nd.  Edmonton Oilers HOCKEY game discounted $25.00, March 16 game only.  Includes ticket, fees, parking, transportation.  
Rocky Point Feb 19-22 (attendees – pre-party Feb 6). Still room on coach. 3 nights, 4 days $550.  MUST HAVE passport. 
Copper Canyon March 18-25 – Space available   1550 pp  
NEW – Discover Hopi, March 26-28  $695pp
NEW – Lake Havasu Fireworks Feb 15-17 $375pp
NEW – BNP Paribas Open (tennis) Mar 15-17 $1145
NEW – California Coast Mar 10-15 $1675pp
NEW – San Diego Winter Get Away Mar 4-7 $695

For more info contact Joyce at

Dance to the Oldies…
If you like to dance and like old songs, come Line Dance with Linda Clement to some oldies. Good for the brain, body, and soul. Please check it out every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3:30 in the Hole in the Wall. Starter/review class is Tuesday from 1-2pm. Hope to see you there.

March, 2019—Upcoming Events
Mar 1 – Country Store
Mar 2 – Discount Card Sales
Mar 2 – Patio Sales
Mar 2 – Blood Drive
Mar 2 – Dance w/ Saguaro Sunset
Mar 3 – Ice Cream Social
Mar 6 – Sundance Variety Show
Mar 8 – Show N Tell w/ lunch available
Mar 9 – Western Days
Mar 13 – Volunteer Luncheon
Mar 13 – Bethany Owen Show
Mar 15 – New Image Fashion Show
Mar 15—Sundance Electronic Musicians – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Mar 16 – Dance w/ Kevin Moen
Mar 17 – St Patricks Day Parade and Dinner
Mar 23 – Dance w/ Vintage Gold

Senior Stretch is a fun and healthy workout. Do you want to be in better shape? If you do, why not join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the Hole in the Wall. This workout is primarily chair exercises and we have a number men and women who enjoy and come faithfully. Join us!

Darts is played every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 PM in the Hang Out Room. Come join us and bring your favorite drink and small snake to share. Be ready to have fun, No experience or darts are needed.
Mike Hardy #633

Our Bingo doors open at 6pm, card sales are from 6:15-6:50pm. All card sales will end at 6:50pm to give staff time to calculate game winnings and begin play by 7:00pm. Reminder: Guests must wear their Sundance ID Badges and smaller denomination of bills would be appreciated. Thank you
Karen Deen, Bingo Coordinator

Welcome Back Winter Visiters…
The Ceramic Shop is open. Hours are 9am—3:45pm, Monday thru Friday. We have lots of greenware for you to purchase with quite a few new pieces. Even if you have never done any ceramics, come in and give it a try. We have all the supplies you will need and someone to help you get started on your new exciting project. Hope to see you there. Lynn Olson

Many of our residents are Scent Sensitive and the wearing of perfumes, colognes, etc., can irritate and aggravate allergies, asthma and headaches. Please be thoughtful of others and refrain from wearing fragrances while in the common areas of the resort. Thank you!

Name badges should be worn while out and about the park attending activities, dances, and while in the common areas of the park. We appreciate it!!

Bridge Players… We need you. Come join us for bridge. We have social bridge on Sunday and Thursday at 7pm, Monday afternoon at 1pm and advanced duplicate bridge on Wednesday at 12:30pm—all in the card room. You need a reservation and a partner for the duplicate bridge.

Genealogy… Genealogy is in full swing at Sundance 1. We meet the first 4 Wednesday mornings of the month at 10:00 am in the Gambling Room. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday meetings are the regular meetings and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday meetings are designated for the beginners. When we work with beginners we would like the more experienced researchers to come in and help the beginners. We have had several programs already and more programs are scheduled. Everyone is welcome to come to all the meetings. We look forward to seeing all of you. Lynn Olson

Photography group… – Our photography group is growing by leaps and bounds. Please join us every other Saturday in the Gambling Room at 10am. Check with the Activities Office for Feb and March dates.


Angel Tree…
2019 Angel Tree – I will be doing the 2019 tree next year and would ask that, if you wish to participate now, but won’t be here till after Christmas next year, the activities office will take any and all donations to help me get started next November.
All toothbrushes and toiletries from hotel stays, etc., would help with stocking stuffers for next year also.
Many thanks again for your help with this very worthwhile charity that our park participates in.
Lynn Wiewior #77

Annual Shuffleboard tournament

We will be having out annual single elimination team tournament starting Monday 18 Feb. at 9:30. Any play in required to fill brackets will be played on Fri. 15 Feb. Sign up sheet will go up on 28 Jan. thru 11 Feb. It will be potluck draw for teams (No husband wife teams).$1.00 entry fee all paid back in prize money. You need to set aside all week if you are going play in tournament. We will play every day weather permitting. Must be park resident to play.

Just a reminder the shuffleboards are their for anyone to play anytime except when regular play is scheduled. If you don’t know how to play we will teach you. Just ask.

Scheduled play is at 9:30 Mon.-Tue.-Wed.& Fri.

Hey Sundance! Looking for some fun and exercise? Come join us to play on the Sundance Co-ed softball teams. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.. If questions, contact K. Connolly (#3) or R. Guidi (#81).

Thursday Golf…
In order to enjoy golfing with your friends & neighbors on Thursdays, please sign up on the sheet in Activities between Friday to Tuesday at noon. At that time the golf course is notified how many to expect the following Thursday. Everyone is welcome!

Our sincere condolences are sent to Nancy and Ed Stoneburner on the death of their daughter.
Also, to Alice Vosburg upon the death of her son.
We are sad to announce the death of our long-time Sundance resident, Walt Schnoor. Our prayers are with you, Maxine.
Don Ebbinga will truly be missed. Blessings to Donna and their families on this sad loss.
Our park will miss the presence of our neighbor, Honora Cook. RIP dear friend.
Charles Hamilton recently died suddenly. Prayers coming your way, Madonna.
Another sad death to report—Sherri Cain passed recently after her bout with cancer. Condolences sent to Dick and their family.

The following are available in that office while
staff are present:
Quarters in exchange for dollars
Newspaper subscriptions for Arizona Republic and
Casa Grande Dispatch
Sign-up for activities that require pre- payment
Fax and copy services for a fee
Also available in the Activities Office:
Recycle aluminum pop tabs (not cans),
box tops for education, and eyeglasses for Lion’s Club
Pickle Ball Paddles
Small lost and found items
Polo shirts, t-shirts, ball caps and visors available for sale.
Box available for food pantry donations.
Laundry room open 24/7 except for room cleaning from 5:30am-7am daily.


Newspaper Stands work fine when you do not touch the door handle while you are placing your money in the slot. Wait for each coin to go completely through before putting next coin in. Once all the coins are in, then pull the door handle down. They are located in the Laundry Room.
Gate Openers are available in the Registration office.
Air Hose is located behind Hole in the Wall in front of the Maintenance Shop at the curb.
Water machine available 24/7 for 30 cents per gallon. Furnish your own container.
Bags of Cubed Ice in freezer inside the Activities Office at $1.50 per bag payable in the Activities Office.
Town Council minutes are available for all to read in the Activities Office.
The Veteran’s have a container in the Activities Office for used clothing in good condition.
A soda/water dispenser is located in the Laundry Room.
The speed limit in the park is 15 miles per hour.

Resort Reminders
Phone usage: If calling from within the park on the park’s system, you only need 2+ the site number you are calling. If your site number is only two digits, add a 0 before your site number – 2029 for site 29. If calling from your cell phone, you need
520-876-2+ the site number. If you get an intercept tone when calling someone, that site chose not to have a park phone.
Watch channel 38 on the Park’s Cable TV for the latest activities, events, schedules, and photos.
Room Usage – Please leave rooms as you found them.
Vehicles – Cars, bicycles, and golf carts are to be driven on the roadways only. Resort rules do not allow them to be driven throughout the resort buildings. Please remember to use the bike racks.
Hole in the Wall temperature is based on the activity involved. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket if you’re sitting still.