Tue - Dec 3
First, the Ventana Lakes Craft Fair is this weekend, Saturday, December 7 in the Yacht Club, from 8am to 2pm. If you have anything to donate to the popular White Elephant Sale, please bring it to the Yacht Club Friday afternoon, December 6 between 2pm and 5pm.
You may know that there’s an overnight trip scheduled for December 19 to Fort McDowell. Bus leaves the Yacht Club for the Casino at 8am, and leaves the Casino for home at 4pm on December 20.This amazing deal includes the room, $10 casino credit, one beverage, and the bus rides for only $8! The deadline to sign up for this trip is Thursday, December 5 at 4:00pm.
There are some additions to the December calendar:
The Board Workshop is scheduled for December 6, 1pm in the Management Office. An agenda will be published shortly.
There’s a Line Dance Party with Kurt Kurdi on Sunday, December 15 from 6pm-9pm. $5 per person at the Yacht Club.
The Activities meeting scheduled for December 19 has been cancelled. The calendar will be updated today and provided to the webmaster for posting.
Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Tue - Nov 26
*** LET ME START OFF WITH THE HELP WANTED PART :
CERTIFIED SOUND BOARD OPERATORS CLASS WILL BE STARTING IN JAN. OR FEB. THERE ARE 10 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS EACH. PLEASE CALL IF INTERESTED.
KARAOKE IS LOOKING FOR 2 PEOPLE TO HELP 1 FRIDAY NIGHT A MONTH – NO KNOWLEDGE OF SOUND SYSTEM REQUIRED. CALL BILL JONES FOR DETAILS.
WE NEED 2 MEN TO HELP JOHN BATEMAN PUT OUT OUR SIGNS FOR CERTAIN EVENTS - MAYBE 6 TIMES A YEAR – PLEASE CALL ME OR JOHN.
WE NEED 2 VOLUNTEERS, 1 TO HANG MONTHLY FLYERS AT THE VENTANA LAKES LANDINGS (ONCE OPENED), AND 1 TO HANG AT THE NORTH PARK POOL.
ONE FRIDAY NIGHT A MONTH WE NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE DOWN THE TABLES SET UP AFTER THE MIKE & MANUEL DANCE, AROUND 10:00P.M. THE CLEANING CREW COMES IN AND THE CHAIRS NEED TO BE ON THE TABLES FOR THEM. IT IS TOO MUCH FOR THE KITCHEN LADIES HANDLE.
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF:
ON TUESDAY NIGHTS COMING IN 2014, WE WILL BE HAVING MOVIE NIGHT, GAME NIGHT, AND GET PAMPERED NIGHT. WATCH FOR DETAILS
DECEMBER 8TH - LAUGHING BIRD SHOW - 7 – 9 AT THE YACHT CLUB. $8.00 TICKETS AT THE OFFICE. THIS IS THE RESCHEDULED SHOW. ALL TICKETS FOR THE 11/24 SHOW WILL BE HONORED.
DECEMBER 15TH - SUNDAY FROM 6 – 9 LINE DANCE PARTY W/KORT KURDI $5.00 BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE OFFICE
STARTING IN JANUARY – THERE WILL BE LINE DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS AND UPPER BEGINNERS EVERY MONDAY MORNING. MORE INFO. TO FOLLOW.
BEGINNING IN JANUARY – THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – FOR $5.00 WE WILL BE HAVING A LINE DANCE PARTY FROM 6:30 –9:30.
JANUARY 10 – FRIDAY - WE WILL BE HAVING A COFFEE AND SWEETS WITH TERRY DAVIS. HE WILL BE PREFORMING AND SHOWING US PREVIEWS OF HIS SHOWS (OLD AND NEW) SIGN UP AND GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. $1.00. NOT A TYPO, TICKETS ARE JUST $1!
JANUARY 11 - SATURDAY - ROCK-N-ROLL PARTY. DRESS IN YOUR CRAZIEST 70’S AND 80’S ATTIRE. THERE WILL BE PRIZES. GET YOUR $5.00 TICKET AT THE OFFICE. PARTY TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 WE WILL BE SELLING BURGERS AND DOGS. BYOB. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30
JANUARY 23RD – THURSDAY 7:00 – THE NEIL SEDAKA SHOW W/ TERRY DAVIS - TICKETS ARE $20.00 – DON’T HESITATE ON THIS ONE – IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. ON SALE NOW AT THE OFFICE.
FEBRUARY 2ND – SUNDAY – SUPERBOWL PARTY AND TAILGATE PARTY
MORE INFO. TO FOLLOW
FEBRUARY 4TH – TUESDAY – 7:00 – COYOTES HOCKEY GAME AT JOBING.COM ARENA . GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE OFFICE FOR GROUP PRICING $33.00. CAR POOLING WILL BE AVAILABLE - IF WE DON’T GET 15 PEOPLE WE AREN’T ABLE TO GET THE DISCOUNT
FEBRUARY 20 & 21 - PALM SPRING FOLLIES BUS TRIP – TICKETS INCLUDES GREAT SEATS AT THE FOLLIES, CITY TOUR DRIVE-BY, A VISIT TO THE MARKETFEST, A ONE NIGHT STAY AT AAA APPROVED HOTEL WITH BREAKFAST, AND MUCH MORE. I WILL BE PLAYING GAMES AND SHOWING A MOVIE ON THE BUS. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE FOLLIES. THIS GREAT SHOW IS COMING TO AN END AS THEY ARE RETIRING AFTER THIS SEASON. SO GET YOUR SEAT RESERVED NOW FOR ONLY $299.00 P.P. DOUBLE OCCUPANCY - $289 TRIPLE – 279.00 QUAD AND 349.00 SINGLE. I HAVE RESERVED A 33 PASSENGER BUS JUST FOR US. THESE SEATS WILL GO FAST SO PLEASE GET YOUR SPOT NOW.
FEBRUARY 22ND – COUNTRY WESTERN PARTY W/ DOUG PLUS OUR VOLUNTEER VENTANA LAKES CATERERS WILL BE COOKING US A BBQ. KEEP THAT DATE OPEN. BEST DRESSED COWBOY AND COWGIRL WILL WIN PRIZES.
MARCH 23ND – SUNDAY – A PLAY FROM THEARTERWORKS, WILL BE COMING TO PERFORM IN THE YACHT CLUB “ THE DINNER PARTY”
MARCH 16 – SUNDAY THE CLOGGERS SHOW 3:00
MARCH 17 – MONDAY – SAINT PATRICKS DAY PARTY
MARCH 22 – SATURDAY – COYOTES VS. BRUINS – GREAT GAME! THEY ONLY PLAY EACH OTHER ONCE EVERY OTHER YEAR IN PHOENIX.
MARCH 23 – SUNDAY – TERRY DAVIS IS BRINGING BACK “THE TENORS”
WHAT CAN I SAY – THEY ARE THE BEST ! ! !
MARCH 29TH- SATURDAY – VENTANA LAKES “DOG PARADE” 1:00P.M.
APRIL ??? - “THE PRICE IS RIGHT SHOW” BUS TRIP - MORE INFO. TO FOLLOW
APRIL 6 – SATURDAY – TERRY DAVIS BRINGS “56 W/BRETT KAISER”
APRIL 11 & 12 – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – V.L. VARIETY SHOW
APRIL 23 - BOBBY BASEBALL NIGHT – DRESS UP IN YOUR FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM OUTFIT.
APRIL 20 --- HAPPY EASTER
Fri - Nov 22
This show will be rescheduled and the new date announced on Monday. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled show. This will give those of you who haven’t purchased tickets a couple of extra days should you decide to attend this event.
We will make every effort to bring you the rescheduled show as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you; however, these events were out of our control. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please give us a call at the office or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Fri - Nov 15
Harrah’s casino needs 7 more people for the bus on Wed. Nov. 20
THE DANCE PARTY - why haven’t you bought your ticket yet? This event is going to be so fun – where are the singles; it’s a party. It’s a social gathering with some great music and it is only $5.00. Grab a friend or your neighbor or just come alone, it’s a night out. Don’t miss it. Sat. Nov. 23 7:00
LAUGHING BIRD - COMEDY AND MUSIC - Sunday, Nov. 24TH $8.00 7:00 – 9:00 tickets at the management office.
Is anyone going FISHING this year? The FISHING DERBY AT COVES POOL W/JOHN KELLY is coming up. Saturday, Nov. 29th from 8:30 – 1:00p.m. We still have tickets = $6.00 for ADULTS and $4.00 for children. This is a great family fun event.
Sunday, DECEMBER 1ST --- RENEE PATRICK WILL BE SINGING WITH HER FATHER(from the original Ink Spots) Please, STOP and read the flyer about this show - it sounds awesome.
By the way – if you think you are able to cook a great BBQ meal for one of our events, please contact me at the office. I have never had BBQ until I moved here, so I am definitely out. Instead of having a BBQ dinner catered, I was thinking maybe some of our residents have a special BBQ recipe. If so, let me know if you’re interested.
Do you know people that aren’t getting e-mail such as this ( updates)? it is because they are not on our BULK MAIL LIST. Please tell them that they must call or come down to the office. We are not able to send anyone this type of mail without their permission.
Thur - Nov 7
If you a Veteran, thank you so much for your service. We wish to honor you at this event and would appreciate your assistance with any other event, but for this event, we’d like you to enjoy yourself and not have to work.
Wed - Nov 6
First off, thank you very much to those of you who came to see Cathy Mannino and me in “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” at the new Ghostlight Theater in Sun City West. It was a fun little show, and judging from the audience’s reaction, it was quite successful. Thanks especially to Gale for advertising the production and helping to organize the folks who came to see it.
Secondly, there are several events coming up in the near future at Ventana Lakes that I hope will gather a nice crowd. On Saturday night, Nov. 9th, at 7:00, Terry Earp will be at the Yacht Club to present her one person play, “Lark.” Terry Earp is one of the most remarkable persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is a marvelous play writer and actor who suffered an almost fatal, and very serious accident several years ago. She was riding her bicycle and was struck by an SUV that was being driven by a teen aged driver who ran a red light and crashed into Terry. Fortunately, this brave lady continues to write and act even though she is limited to only the mobility of an electric wheelchair. Terry’s husband is Wyatt Earp who is also a remarkable actor and who is directly related to his famous namesake of western history. Terry and Wyatt frequently do plays together, mostly dealing with Wyatt’s well-known ancestor, but our show at Ventana Lakes will feature Terry in a solo performance as “Lark” and her story of a cowboy woman with a very interesting life. Even if you are not a regular Ventana Lakes activities participant, I urge you to attend this event.
As long as I’m on the subject of asking folks to participate in our Ventana Lakes events. I’m going to go a bit farther. Tina was an excellent activities director, and now Gale is another first-class activities director. Both ladies did and do incredible jobs of obtaining high quality entertainment at very reasonable prices and yet our attendance numbers at most of these events is nothing short of embarrassing. The “Tribute to Lawrence Welk” show, for example on October 12th, was really excellent. The audience was very involved and everyone there had a fantastic evening. Unfortunately, I believe there were less than fifty people who were there to enjoy the show that night. To those of you who are not enjoying the entertainment provided to you at Ventana Lakes, I can only say, “You’re missing some really good entertainment deals, and almost anything is better than the stuff you see on TV, so come join us.”
One more thing: Please come to the Veteran’s Day Celebration on Nov 11, beginning at 2:00 Theprogram will involve singing along with the Armed Forces Medley; a story of his experiences as a Prisoner of War in Germany in World War II by Brigadier General Dave Woellner; a story of an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. by Frank Hobbs; and an Honor Flight film provided by Leon Schwalbe. The event is free, but please call or sign up at the office so plans can be made for seating arrangements, refreshments, etc.
Thank you for listening, and please support your community by your attendance at these events. Ventana Lakes is a great place to live, so please take advantage of all it has to offer.
Tue - Nov 5
Wed - Oct 30
Mon - Oct 21
Thur - Oct 17
KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS (with or without Food Handlers Cards)
Dog needs a good
Tue - Oct 15
Wed - Oct 9
Morning Pickleball is at 6:00am on Tuesday and Thursday. Evening Pickleball will be at 6:30pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. New Players are welcome.
If you have any questions please call the Office.
Thur - Oct 3
Two of our owners, Bud Hesterman and Kathy Manino, are starring in a production of “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow”. We are trying to get a group of people together to attend a “Ventana Only” show on November 3. It’s a 2:00 pm matinee show. The theater doesn’t accept reservations, so we should all attend together. Tickets are $12; call Gale for more information. When you purchase your tickets, sign up for the car-pool. This will be a fun event for couples and singles so please join us.
Tue - Oct 1