Ventana Lakes
Property Owners' Association

www.vlpoa.org

Activities

   

LOCATION KEY:
BC=Bocce Court, BR=Billiards Room, CB=Crafts Building, CP=Coves Pool,
 ER=Exercise Room, GR=Game Room, HP=Horseshoe Pit, MO=Management Office,
NP=North Park Pool, HB=Handball Court, RC=Recreation Center,
SC=Shuffleboard Court, TC=Tennis Court, YC=Yacht Club

Thur - Aor 17
Hi everyone  - I just wanted to give you a look at a few updates and reminders:

On April 22, Tuesday our Dinner & Movie will be very different this month.  Big changes have been made, PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT

Tonight – you can still buy tickets at the door for the WEST VALLEY WIND ENSEMBLE  -   see attachment   $5.00 and a non-perishable item for the food bank.

 On Monday Morning we have now started with beginner line dance lessons 10:00 – 11:00 and Upper beginners at 11:00 – 12:00    with Kort Kurdi   -   classes are $5.00 per person per class

I hope you could open the attachments, events do change from time to time and this is the only way for me to communicate with you.  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Great things are happening – please support your community – without you it doesn’t work.

See you there

 

Fri - Apr 4
Monday, 04/07
Beginner Line dance lessons  10am/ YC/ $5
Bingo 6pm/ YC/ $3

Thursday, 04/10
Seminar – “5 things keeping you up at night” 9am/YC/ free
Line Dance Party – 6pm/ YC/ $5

Friday and Saturday 04/11-04/12
Community Garage Sale 8am-2pm

 

Wed - Apr 2
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, please do so now. This is a fundraiser and one of our residents is Mrs. Bickerson.

The Bickersons scene will be performed on Saturday, April 5th in our Yacht Club along with an ICE CREAM SOCIAL. The time is 7:00 pm and you can purchase your $5.00 tickets at the Management Office. The actors are donating their proceeds to our kitchen to purchase a NEW BUNN COFFEE BREWER, which is much needed, since ours broke 2 weeks ago. A HUGE THANK YOU to them, and I’m sure you will appreciate it too. Please come and enjoy this evening and bring a friend. Don Ameche & Frances Langford as John and Blanche Bickerson

The Bickersons was a radio comedy sketch series that began in 1946 on NBC, moving the following year to CBS where it continued until 1951. The show's married protagonists, portrayed by Don Ameche and Frances Langford, spent nearly all their time together in relentless verbal war.

 

Wed - Mar 26
Due to a last minute cancellation, there are six seats available for the Casino bus trip to Lone Butte Casino tomorrow, March 27. The bus will leave the Yacht Club at 9:00am.

These seats are available on  a first come/first serve basis. If you’re interested in joining this trip, you must come into the office.

 

Mon - Mar 24
MARCH DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT

Only $7.00

Get tickets at office DINNER includes:

Salad, a wonderful Homemade Pot roast w/carrots, mashed potatoes, and a homemade roll.   Also a hot or cold beverage and a delicious desert.  Only  $7.00

They are the 50 people who, for better or worse, defined a century, and their life stories are told in this comprehensive 10 episode documentary series from producer David L. Wolper. Rare film footage, interviews and commentary add insight into the memorable men and women of politics (FDR, JFK, Castro, Churchill), science (Curie, Einstein, Cousteau), the arts (Armstrong, Picasso, Sinatra) and other fields (Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Michael Jordan).Celebrity and hero were terms that were greatly magnified during the 20th Century. This documentary examines the lives and the phenomena surrounding many of the greatest, most influential and most notorious figures of the century .Among those included are John Wayne, Adolf  Hitler, Mother Teresa and Jackie Robinson. An exhausting study of people who greatly impacted the 20th Century.

MARCH. 25th TUESDAY, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30, DINNER AT 6:00, THE FILM AT 6:30

This month’s showing is Volume 1 of a 5 volume series “FIVE PEOPLE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE”  & “FIVE LEADERS WHO CHANFGED THE WORLD”

 

Mon - Mar 17
Tomorrow, Tuesday March 18, is the last day to get tickets for this game. Coyotes Hockey game for March 22 (Saturday) at 7pm.  Call Gale for more info.

Happy St. Patrick’s day

ALSO, for those of you that have not submitted a facility reservation form for your Group/Club activity, please do so now.  There is no guarantee that the space you want will be available without a reservation.

 

Wed - Mar 12
We regret to inform you that this Friday,  March 14th,  will be the last Dance with Mike and Manuel for a while.  We will miss them. So, you might want to join them this week – Cost is $7.00 at the door. Thank you, Gale

 

Thur - Feb 27
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, the deadline is MARCH  10th.   This show will be cancelled if we don’t sell enough tickets.  You can’t wait until the last minute on this one, so call your friends, family and neighbors now.  You don’t want to miss this amazing experience.

THE 3  INTERNATIONAL TENORS will perform in our Yacht Club on Sunday, March 23rd.  Tickets are on sale for $20.00 and the show is from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

This is an emotional show you must experience and it will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

The 3 INTERNATIONAL TENORS  is a tribute to some of the finest music in the world and features show stopping performances that pay homage to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso and others.  It includes stirring renditions of some of the most memorable songs ever written including “Time To Say Goodbye”, “Ave Maria” and “Nessum Dorma” along with a very special appearance  from Korean soprano, Michele oh,. This show is comprised of a multiple genres, Opera, Musical Theatre and POP Opera, or as it’s sometimes called, POPERA.

 

Tue - Feb 25
Just an update on what’s going on this week February 27th  -  March 3rd

SEMINAR  “ESTATE  PRESERVATION ADVISORS” will be on Thursday, February 27  at the Yacht Club starting at  4:30.  This is a free event.   Please sign-up at the management office.  There will be important educational topics such as: Avoid Probate and loss of control of your Estate, safe strategies that can double or triple your CD returns safely, how to use your investments for long term care  without a medical exam and quite a few other topics.  The presentation is a hour long then we serve a nice hot dinner.  There will also be a raffle held.

KARAOKE will be on  February 28th on Friday at the Yacht club from 6:30 to 10:00.  The cost is $2.00 at the door and we provide Ice and water.  BYOB and snacks.  Even if you don’t sing, come on down and party!

50’S SOCK HOP w/ D.J. RON  will be on March 1st., Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00 at the yacht club.  Tickets are on sale at the office for $6.00  Dress up like the Fabulous Fifties  and you could win a prize.   Byob plus the snack bar will be open.

GHOSTLIGHT THEATRE presents  - Neil Simon’s – THE DINNER PARTY will be at the Yacht Club on Sunday,  March 2nd. at 3:00  this story is about six unknowing guests who have RSVP’d to a dinner at a private dining room in a first-rate restaurant in Paris.  Arriving in a staggered manner, they eventually realize they are three divorced couples, setting the stage for this hysterical dramedy.   Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased at the office.

BINGO  -  BINGO  -  BINGO  - March 3rd, Monday nights in the Yacht Club. Starts at 6:30 and the Snack bar will be open.

There is a great variety of events on our calendar.  Please support our community in attending a few of these activities.  Bring a friend, a neighbor or even a club or group that you belong to.

See you there!

Gale

Thur - Jan 30
Please take the time to read this,  most of it is not in the newsletter   -    Thanks, Gale 

1.     You are running out of time  -  you have just 1 day to get tickets for this wonderful show

THE RAGS  SHOW   on Saturday, February 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  at the Yacht Club.  Tickets are on sale for $12.50 at the management office.  The snack bar will be open. Rags Allen is a highly regarded performer with a heart and spirit that charms his audiences. His unique manner immediately coalesces with the audiences who feel in synchronous relation with him.  Rags has played  numerous venues all over Arizona and with different classes of music from Western to Jazz even line dance.  A fun night you will want to repeat.  

2.       Months ago I had a meeting and we were working on what kind of sport events the community would like  -  guess what they said?    THE COYOTES!

In order to get the Group Discount we had to buy 15 tickets, so far we have sold 4. Come down and get your tickets, you won’t be alone, we are all sitting together.  Have you ever been to a game?  It’s time. Also, we can always carpool if you don’t drive at night.

HOCKEY GAME / COYOTES  vs.  DALLAS  on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m..  The game is held at JOBING.COM, in Glendale.  Tickets are only $33.00 at the management office.  Carpooling will be available.   Call the office for more details. 

3 .These CasinoTrips was not in the newsletter, but the flyers are out and the sign-up sheets are available.

 

WILDHORSE CASINO     Monday February 17th  bus pick up at 9:00  --  you get $10.00 slot play  -  there will be a drawing on the bus  -  for your entertainment, the band “ROUTE 66” will be playing from 11 to 3 -  the bus leaves the casino at 3:30

LONEBUTTE  CASINO     Thursday, March 27th    bus pick-up at 9:00 at the Yacht Club  -  you get $10.00 slot play  -  bingo starts at noon  -  a Polish band will be playing from 12 to 3  -  the bus leaves the casino at 4:00       The Casino is asking for the final count one week before the trip, so if you plan on going sign up now.

The cost for these trips is $3.00 each (includes the drivers tip)  sign up at the office.

 The next 3 events are totally NEW and AWESOME

If you are a seasonal resident, don’t leave before you experience these events.

LOVE LETTERS    starring 2 of our VENTANA LAKES residents          FEBRUARY  15TH

THE DUTTONS FAMILY SHOW  -   ALL THE WAY FROM BRANSON        APRIL  4TH

THE PRICE IS RIGHT       IN CALIFORNIA       APRIL 15 – 16

Mark these dates down and next week I will send you all of the information you need to attend the functions.

 

Fri - Jan 3
SUNDAY – JANUARY 5TH  -  BILLIARDS ROOM  -  AT 3:00p.m. FREE Professional Trick Shot Billiard Exhibition.  Location: Yacht Club Billiard Room in Ventana Lakes Community.  Day and Time:  This Sunday 1/5/14 at 3:00 pm with one show only and free door prizes.  BY:  STEVE LILLIS - Appeared on ESPN and other TV networks worldwide with overseas travel to 15 foreign countries.  President and Founder of international ministry organization called Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc.  Chaplain of the U.S. Men's Professional Pocket Billiard Tour

LINE DANCE PARTY W/ KORT KURDI on Thursday, January 9th  from 6:00 – 9:00p.m. at the Yacht Club.  Tickets are on sale for $5.oo at the management office.  Join Kort on the dance floor for a wonderful evening of fun and easy line dances everyone can enjoy!  Kort will do a walk- through of each dance, call the steps and dance along with us.  The snack bar will be open.  Great for beginners and singles

JANUARY 10TH - Terry and Anne Davies, who have had so much success with their shows and live entertainment  at SKYE in Peoria,  are now bringing three of their shows to us this winter, right here in Ventana Lakes.  Terry will be coming to the yacht club on Friday,  January 10th, at 10:00 a.m. until noon. Why don’t you join us for coffee a little something sweet.   Please don’t miss this opportunity to watch  previews and to hear about possible upcoming shows for our community.  We have already booked 3 of them, you decide which other shows we should have at the yacht club.  After this event , I will be asking for your  top 5 picks. I would love to get your input. You can get your ticket now for  only $1.oo at the office. Ask your friends and neighbors to come along and be a part of this event. 

 COFFEE W/TERRY DAVIES (formerly  of SKYE in Peoria) will be on Friday, Jan. 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Yacht Club.  Tickets are  $1.00 at the  management office.  This will be a spectacular morning of great conversation & music with the  fabulous Terry Davies.  He will be entertaining us with all the music from the shows he will be presenting to Ventana Lakes & then he will be doing a meet & greet just for you.  Don’t miss this fun morning…see you there!

ROCK-n-ROLL DANCE PARTY W/KORT KURDI on Saturday,  January 11th at the Yacht Club from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for only $5.00.  You can purchase your tickets at the management office.  Music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will be played by our D.J.  There will be prizes for the BEST LOOK OF THE 70’S !  We will also be selling burgers and dogs. Our doors will open at 5:30 for those who want to eat before the dance.   Rock-n-Roll !!!

 

This will be a very busy week at VLPOA. On Monday, January 6, the Board will meet for a Special Meeting at 1:00pm in the Management Office. This will be followed immediately by a Board Workshop. After the Workshop adjourns, the Board will meet for a closed session Executive Board Meeting. The Special Meeting and Workshop are open and all Residents are encouraged to attend. The Executive Session is a closed session meeting. A separate email was already sent regarding these meetings, including the agendas.

On Tuesday, January 7, we will hold our “Relay For Life” event in the Yacht Club at 5:30pm.

There is a Line Dance Party in the Yacht Club at 6:00pm on Thursday, January 8.

On Friday, January 10, there is a Terry Davies show at 10:00am in the Yacht Club. Also on that date, at 7:00pm we will have the Mike & Manuel dance party in the Yacht Club. The Terry Davies show is $1; the dance party is $7.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 11, 2014 to celebrate the life of Resident Joe McCord.

At 6:00pm on Saturday, January 11 we will have a Rock & Roll Dance Party. Come dressed in your favorite 70s and 80s costume!  Tickets are $5.

The Ladies Bunko has been cancelled for Tuesday evening, January 14 due to scheduling conflicts in the Yacht Club.

 

Mon - Dec 9
The Activities Meeting for  December 19th is cancelled.

The Caterer’s meeting on Thursday Dec. 12th is still on starting at 4:00.  We will be cleaning and getting familiar with how things work and where things are kept.  If you plan on working in the kitchen, this meeting will be very beneficial.  We have already set plans for cooking lunches and some dinners in our kitchen starting in 2014. So please everyone who is on the volunteer list and everyone who has a food handlers card should make some time for this meeting.  If anyone would like to join this team, you are also welcomed.

Also, the Decorators meeting is at 7:00 on the same day – believe me I know this is inconvenient  for all  of us, but it is really hard trying to find enough time during the day.  If all of us show up for 1 hour, we can have it all done.  There are about 15 people on the volunteer lists and the same 4 or 5 residents keep showing up to help.  I hope you all can find some time to help us finish this job and discuss new events coming up.   Anyone interested in pitching in is welcomed.

By the way on Wednesday Bill Fedor -  and the Desert Brass Band (a 33 piece brass band) is playing in our Yacht Club at 7:00  -  we have only sold 66 tickets.  I can’t believe that this event is not sold out.  Have you ever seen or heard of this band?  They are definitely  5 star entertainment.   For just $5.00 and in your own community – you really shouldn’t miss out on this one.

 

Tue - Dec 3
I have a couple of items to note regarding activities.

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.

Thank you.

 

Tue - Nov 26
Please see below a note from Gale O’Leary, Event and Communication Coordinator here at Ventana Lakes. If you know of anyone who is NOT receiving these community bulk emails, please ask them to send me an email at adminmgr@vlpoa.org. There have been several people who indicate that they are not receiving them, but then are finding them in their “junk” email or “SPAM” email folders. Please encourage your friends to register for these important updates. Thanks! ~Rhonda 

***   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.

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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
We’ve just been notified by our entertainment vendor that, due to the weather, they are unable to make it down for their show, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 24 in our Yacht Club. They were coming to the Valley from up north, and their recreational vehicle became stuck.

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 adminmgr@vlpoa.org or activities@vlpoa.org.

 

Fri - Nov 15
JUST A REMINDER ;  NOVEMBER 

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
Good Afternoon,   We are still in need of volunteers for  Monday, Nov. 11th, Veterans Day.  At 10:00 we need help setting up the table and decorating. At 1:30 we need 7 people with their food handlers cards for hosting and then working in the kitchen.   Monday is the day to honor our Vets , so please consider joining us to show our appreciation and support at this event. All Volunteers are welcome.

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
An open letter to the residents of Ventana Lakes from Bud Hesterman

          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
I’ve been made aware of an error in our November Ventana Views. The Guys & Gals Golfing group is listed that they meet on Monday and Wednesday. It should be Monday and Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

 

Wed - Oct 30
The Talent Show Auditions are Friday – November 1st at the Yacht Club from 6 – 9am.    Please come and bring anyone you know with a little talent.  They need people for all kinds of jobs.  If you have any questions, please call Gale at 623-566-6001.

 

Mon - Oct 21
There was an error in my email last week about this week’s events. The Vee Quiva trip is Tuesday October 22. If you’re signed up for this trip, please be at the Yacht Club at 8:00am on Tuesday, 10/22.

 

Thur - Oct 17
THE BARRY DALE SHOW, which was scheduled for Thursday, October 24 has been CANCELLED due to lack of interest. 

SCARE-E-OKE!
 Friday, October 25 at 6:30. A variety of “Celebrity Guest Stars” will be appearing at Ventana Lakes for this fun October karaoke event. Come in costume (optional); prizes will be awarded for “Best Male”, “Best Female”, and “Best Couple”. This (almost) free event is sure to be a lot of fun. Come sing, or watch and cheer! $2 at the door.

Variety Show
A reminder:  There will be auditions for a Variety Show to be performed next April.  We need singers, dancers, any other performers and people who can fit in skits.  Auditions will be at the Yacht Club on October 25th from 2 to 5p.m.  Please bring your accompany CD’s if you choose to use them.  For any questions, call: Phyllis  or  Marcia.  Besides the performers in the past shows, we need to hear from new people who have moved here in the last 5 years or so and have not been in any of our shows.

Vee Quiva
We only have a few spots left for the Vee Quiva Casino Bus Trip.  Bus pick up at 8:00  a.m. at the Yacht Club on October 22nd

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS (with or without Food Handlers Cards)
Anyone interested in becoming involved with our kitchen, please attend this meeting.  October 30th  at 4:00 in the Yacht Club

Mining Tour
Have you signed up for THE MINING TOUR yet?  Time is running out, don’t miss this event. To RSVP to Nichol.

Dog needs a good home
Maryann Zaitz's dog. Maryann has been hospitalized and is now living with her family and cannot care for her dog. She would like to give her dog to a loving person. Piper is a 7 year old female Shiatsu, brown and white, and very cute and lovable. She is trained to use a dog door. She has had several successful pregnancies, but probably should not have more, and she is not spayed. She would best fit into a home as the only dog. Please contact Stacy ( Maryann's daughter-in-law).

 

Tue - Oct 15
Please remember to join us for an almost free event (just $2 at the door!) on October 25 at the Yacht Club. This month’s karaoke event has been replaced by SCAREOKE!!  You won’t know who might show up to entertain you. Maybe Elvis might drop by or Frank Sinatra! Come dressed in your favorite costume. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Male”, “Best Female”, and “Best Couple”.  If you like to sing, or just watch, please join us at 6:30 for this fun celebration of Halloween! Cheer on your friends, make new friends, and enjoy a fun night!

 

Wed - Oct 9
Water Volleyball will be played at the Yacht Club pool on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm. The Tuesday and Thursday Water Volleyball program is suspended for the winter. We will send out another notice when the evening program resumes.

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
Our October Karaoke event has been replaced… with Scareoke! On October 25, please join us at 6:30 pm in the Yacht Club for Karaoke. There will be a costume contest with prizes for Best Male, Best Female, and Best Couple. BYOB and share snacks. Please join us for this fun, (almost free) event. If you’re a singer, or just want to watch and have some fun, please attend.

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
Water aerobics at the North Park pool for Thursday evening, October 3 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.