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September 2017

Today’s retirement investing

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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Free

TODAY’S RETIREMENT INVESTING 101, 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, September 26, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room. (This is a free class) Navigating your retirement income in volatile markets can be tricky and challenging. You will learn what is happening in the market, why it is occurring and what you can do to position yourself financially for a successful retirement. Instructor Scott Sandell is President of local Phoenix Chapter of the Foundation for Personal Financial Education, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to…

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October 2017

Tai-Chi begins

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$60

TAI-CHI and/or Qigong, 9:30-10:30 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, RH Johnson Fitness on Demand Room for September; $60 fee. Please note, the October-December classes will be held outside at the Pool Deck at Beardsley Recreation Center, weather permitting. Tai Chi (tie chee) classes are a holistic approach which educate, guide and empower the participants, resulting in improved balance, greater flexibility and an overall sense of well-being. Endorsed by Harvard Medical School,…

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Barre begins

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$50

BARRE, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room, enrollment is limited to 15 people; $50 fee.  Barre is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening that utilizes yoga, Pilates, and orthopedic exercise hands-on training. The focus is on alignment and strength that results in better posture, better movement, and a better you! This one-hour class will help build proper alignment, strengthen…

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Hand and Foot

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

HAND AND FOOT BASICS, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 3 Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room, limited to 16 people; $10 fee. Have fun while learning to play Hand and Foot. You will receive written instructions and score sheets and have time to practice playing. Instructor Mona McCoy is an avid Hand and Foot player. She has taught three sessions of this class for EXPLORE! and is an excellent instructor.

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Line Dancing begins

October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
RHJ Social Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$25

LINE DANCING for Beginners, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesdays, RH Johnson Social Hall; $25 fee Fall Session I               October 4, 11, 18 and 25 (7026) Fall Session II              November 1, 8, 15 and 22 (7027) Whether you’ve line danced before or this is your first experience, instructor Kort Kurdi’s unique, often humorous approach to teaching will allow you to dance for the pure enjoyment of it! You will learn the steps, and secrets to blending the…

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Yoga Paddleboarding begins

October 10 @ 7:45 am - 8:45 am
RHJ Pool, 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ United States
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$160

YOGA PADDLEBOARDING, 7:45-8:45 AM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RH Johnson Pool, limited to 10 people; $130 fee for Session I and $160 for Sessions II and III. Fall Session II  October 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 Fall session III October 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16 Is your yoga or exercise routine getting a little stale? If you’re looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) will reinvigorate you while you experience the splendor…

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Hand and Foot

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

HAND AND FOOT BASICS, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 10, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room, limited to 16 people; $10 fee. Have fun while learning to play Hand and Foot. You will receive written instructions and score sheets and have time to practice playing. Instructor Mona McCoy is an avid Hand and Foot player. She has taught three sessions of this class for EXPLORE! and is an excellent instructor.  

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Zumba in evening begins

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$40

ZUMBA IN THE EVENING, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, October 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 1, 6 and 8, RH Johnson Fitness on Demand Room, enrollment limited to 24 people; $40 fee. Keep up one of your 2017 fitness resolutions by taking this fun, effective and engaging class. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training. It…

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Hand and Foot

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

HAND AND FOOT, LEVEL II, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 17, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room, limited to 24 people; $10 fee. This class was added at the request of people who recently learned to play and wanted more time to practice and become more acquainted with the game. Please sign up only if you already know how to play. You will receive written instructions and score sheets, have time to practice playing and learn some winning strategies.…

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Finding Unbiased Financial Advice

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room; $10 fee. (7036) You will learn what you need to know to wisely determine what financial advice to take, how to identify trustworthy advisors and what to watch out for in listening to and following the advice of others. Instructor Scott Sandell is Phoenix Chapter President of the Foundation for Personal Financial Education, a not-for-profit educational speaker’s bureau and owner of Secure Estate Solutions (SES) Services in…

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Barre begins

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$50

 BARRE, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room; limited to 16 people; $50 fee.   Fall Session II             October 24, 26, 31, November 2, 7 and 9 (7024) Fall Session III             November 14, 16, 21, 28 and 30 ($52.50), (7025) Fall Session IV             December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21 (7044) Barre is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening that utilizes…

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Social Media, Facebook and Skype

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

SOCIAL MEDIA, FACEBOOK and SKYPE, etc., 3:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, October 26, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee. (7020) There are so many ways to interact with others via the internet. This class will describe the various types of social media, how they are used and what might work best for you to keep in touch with your friends and loved ones. Instructor Lucas Hooten is manager of the Arizona office of GroovyTek. Lucas' vast experience in the world of technology includes…

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Meditation begins

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$35

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursdays, October 26, November 2, 9 and 16, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room; limited to 20 people; $35 fee. Meditation is a popular subject and a common practice among people of all ages, backgrounds, and religions. Significant research has proven that regular meditation is good for your spirit, soul and body. This four-week course is designed to help you reap the benefits of a regular, daily meditation practice. Each class will be part lecture,…

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Tips for Buying and Selling a Vehicle

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Automotive Restoration Club Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States + Google Map
$10

TIPS FOR BUYING AND SELLING A VEHICLE, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 30, Automotive Restoration Club Building, limited to 25 people; $10 fee. (7042) Learn the ins-and-outs of buying and selling your vehicle, how to price, posting or using websites, negotiating the deal, exchanging the bill of sale and many other useful tips. Instructor Herb Clark founded the Automotive/Restoration Club (ARC) of SCW in 2011. His fondness of cars goes back to his teenage years when he and his…

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Yoga Paddleboarding begins

October 31 @ 7:45 am - 8:45 am
RHJ Pool, 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ United States
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$160

YOGA PADDLEBOARDING, 7:45-8:45 AM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RH Johnson Pool, limited to 10 people; $160 for Sessions II and III. Fall session III October 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16 Is your yoga or exercise routine getting a little stale? If you’re looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) will reinvigorate you while you experience the splendor of floating on water. Mix up your routine with a new exercise, yoga on the water. This…

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Tai-Chi begins

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$52.50

TAI-CHI and/or Qigong, 9:30-10:30 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 and 21  RH Johnson Fitness on Demand Room for September; $52.50 fee. Please note, the October-December classes will be held outside at the Pool Deck at Beardsley Recreation Center, weather permitting. Tai Chi (tie chee) classes are a holistic approach which educate, guide and empower the participants, resulting in improved balance, greater flexibility and an overall sense of well-being. Endorsed by Harvard Medical School,…

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November 2017

Line Dancing Begins

November 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
RHJ Social Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$25

LINE DANCING for Beginners, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesdays, RH Johnson Social Hall; $25 fee   Fall Session II              November 1, 8, 15 and 22 (7027) Whether you’ve line danced before or this is your first experience, instructor Kort Kurdi’s unique, often humorous approach to teaching will allow you to dance for the pure enjoyment of it! You will learn the steps, and secrets to blending the steps, that will make dancing comfortable and fun. The Beginner class…

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Amuse Bouche French Bistro

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Amuse Bouche Bistro, 17058 W. Bell Road, Suite 104
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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$70

AMUSE BOUCHE FRENCH BISTRO, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Sunday, November 5, at the Restaurant, limited to 16 people; $70 fee. (7008) Bring your aprons, knives, cutting boards, wine and appetite. You will experience a four-hour cooking extravaganza while you learn to prepare and then enjoy a three-course classic French meal. The menu will include a Swiss-inspired dinner and dessert. Please wear comfortable shoes, as you will be standing and cooking in the kitchen for several hours. Bon appetit. Instructor Snir…

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The Beatles (early years)

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

THE BEATLES “FROM LIVERPOOL TO ABBEY ROAD”, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday, November 6, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee. (7003) This lecture will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as they embark on their historic journey starting from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania; thru their creative ground-breaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Peppers) to the formation of Apple Corps and finally to their remarkable final…

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Swim Lessons for beginners

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Beardsley Pool, 12755 Beardlsey Road
Sun City West, AZ United States
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$30

SWIM LESSONS-BEGINNERS, 6:30 to 7:15 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, November 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16, Beardsley Rec. Center Pool, limited to six people; $30 fee. This class is a group lesson for people who have had little or no experience with swimming. Instruction is designed to help participants become comfortable in the water and starts in shallow water. Learning how to do the front and back crawl strokes is the focus of this class. Participants do not…

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Creative Cooking with Desert Plants

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$25

CREATIVE COOKING WITH DESERT PLANTS, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, November 7, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Summit Hall B, limited to 20 people; $25 fee. (7046) You will learn which desert plants are edible, how to harvest them and how they can be used to make delicious, nutritional meals. This class includes cooking how-to’s and enjoying a delicious lunch prepared with desert plants. Instructors Bernadine McCollum and Barbara Kono. Bernadine McCollum has been the Conservation Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy’s…

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Writing Your Memoir begins

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$35

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays, November 7, 14 and 21, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia room, limited to 20 people; $35 fee. Writing a memoir doesn’t have to be scary. Here you’ll learn how to write the story of your life and have fun doing it. Bring pen and paper, because you’ll be writing. You will be well on your way to finishing your memoir when you complete this class. Betty Webb has a fantastic and simple…

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Navajo Code Talkers

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

NAVAJO CODE TALKERS: 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, November 8, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room; $10 fee (7018) During WWII, a small group of men from the Navajo homeland enlisted in the Marines with unique armor. This select group of men devised a code using the Diné (Navajo) language to pass secret information without the enemy ever deciphering or breaking the code. For years a cloak of secrecy hung over the service these Code Talkers gave to the U.S.…

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Spanish for Beginners begins

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mens Club, Stampede Room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$60

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 and 13, Men’s Club Stampede Room; $60 fee. Practice speaking Spanish and become more proficient and comfortable conversing in Spanish. You will learn how to listen and respond to simple requests, to introduce yourself and others, order in restaurants and talk about your interests and hobbies. You will also learn useful Spanish Phrases for Travelers - Basic Questions, Eating/Drinking, At the Airport, Getting Around, At…

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Barbeque, Become a Grillmaster

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RH Johnson Picnic Area Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$85

BARBEQUE, BECOMING A GRILLMASTER, Noon to 4 pm, Thursday, November 9, RH Johnson Picnic area, limited to 18 people; $85 fee. (7045) Enjoy an incredible afternoon learning the best techniques and valuable tips for seasoning, marinating and grilling two types of chicken, pork tenderloins, rolled flank steaks, cabbage, spaghetti squash, stuffed peppers with rice, portabella mushrooms, baked potatoes, grilled veggies and adult S’mores. Join a grill master from Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School, who is coming to Sun City West…

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Power Water Walking begins

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Ridge Walking Pool Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$25

POWER WATER WALKING 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Walking Pool, limited to 15 people; $25 fee. Two sessions: Fall Session I: Monday, November 13, Tuesday Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 16 (7040) Fall Session II: Monday, December 11, Tuesday Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 14 (7041) Learn how to get more from your water walking. Practice new techniques that will enhance your exercise and strengthen muscles. Have fun and improve your water walking experience. A SCW…

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The Beatles, Solo years

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

THE BEATLES, the SOLO YEARS: 3:00 to 5;00 pm, Monday November 13, RH Johnson lecture hall; $10 fee. (7004) The lecture will focus on the highlights of the solo post-Beatles careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo. We will explore the aftermath of The Beatles’ legacy and how they established themselves as solo artists. Our journey will also discuss their musical collaborations with each other on many of their solo projects. This lecture will be enhanced by visual backgrounds and…

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Zumba in the evening begins

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$40

ZUMBA IN THE EVENING, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, November 13, 15, 27, 29, Dec. 4, 6, 11 and 13, RH Johnson Fitness on Demand Room, enrollment limited to 24 people; $40 fee. Keep up one of your 2017 fitness resolutions by taking this fun, effective and engaging class. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training. It…

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ZUMBA begins

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$40

ZUMBA AT NIGHT, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room, limited to 24 people; $40 fee. Fall Session III November 13, 15, 27, 29, December 4, 6, 11 and 13 (7032) Keep up your exercise resolutions by taking this fun, effective and engaging class. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and…

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Hike the White Tank

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15

HIKE THE WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK, 10:00 am to Noon, Tuesday, November 14, meet at the Visitor Center/Library just outside the park, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers entrance fee to the park). (7016) Join White Tank Mountain Regional Park Justin Williams, on a hike back in time on the Black Rock and Petroglyph Plaza Archaeology Walk.  This 2-mile hike provides a great opportunity to see petroglyphs and other artifacts, as well as learn about the science of…

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Barre begins

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$50

 BARRE, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room; limited to 16 people; $50 fee.   Fall Session III             November 14, 16, 21, 28 and 30 ($52.50), (7025) Fall Session IV             December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21 (7044) Barre is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening that utilizes yoga, Pilates, and orthopedic exercise hands-on training. The focus is on alignment and strength…

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Chinese Cooking, Rice paper Spring Rolls

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$35

CHINESE COOKING, Making Rice Paper Spring Rolls, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, November 14, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room, limited to 20 people; $35 fee. (7047)   This is a hands-on class; you will learn the techniques of making the spring rolls with the spring roll wrappers and filling, and, of course we’ll make some to eat!  Any that you make and didn’t eat, you can take home with you for later. Class fee includes ingredients and a recipe to take home.…

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Miss Kitty to Jean Harlow

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

MISS KITTY TO JEAN HARLOW, AZ Women Who Won the West, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee. (7019) Not all the women of the Wild West were like the ones portrayed in movies and TV. Some were even wilder, and many were more like saints. From 1846 to 1946 and later, Arizona boasted not just dance hall girls and brothel owners, but a woman stage robber, several murderesses, movie stars, lawyers, architects, aviators,…

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Hike the Hassayampa

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$15

HIKE the HASSAYAMPA PRESERVE, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Friday, November 17, at the Preserve at 49614 Highway US 60 (near Wickenburg), limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers entrance cost) (7015) The Hassayampa River Preserve is in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. The preserve is a flight path for hundreds of migratory birds, making it one of the top bird-watching areas in Central Arizona. In this arid environment, the Preserve is ecologically significant because of the high-quality…

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Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$45

HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, Fresh for Thanksgiving, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Tuesday, November 21, Palm Ridge Acacia Room, limited to 20 people; $45 fee. Make a custom designed and beautiful flower arrangement for your Thanksgiving table or celebrations. Have fun creating your own centerpiece and learn techniques you can use for making other arrangements. The class fee includes flowers and materials. Instructor Cooki Peverini worked at two well-established high-end flower shops in LA before opening her own business “Flowers by Cooki”, where she…

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Making Fabulous Chocolate Truffles

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$50

MAKING FABULOUS CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, November 28, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Summit Hall A, limited to 10 people; $50 fee. This class is for people would like to learn how to make chocolate truffles. We will begin with creating the rich buttery caramel, then the creamy chocolate ganache and ending with unique embellishment on top of each truffle. Of all the types of desserts I have had the joy of creating, chocolate truffles are by…

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December 2017

Managing Your Photos on Your Phone, Ipad, Icloud

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

3:00pm to-5:oo pm, Monday, December 4, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room, limited to 40 people; $10 fee. (7044). Learn how to take better pictures with your cell phone or tablet and how to save, print and edit your photos. Explore the other features available for taking photos on your Apple phone or tablet. Instructor Lucas Hooten is Director of Strategic Partnerships and Manager of the Arizona office of GroovyTek. Lucas' vast experience in the world of technology includes time working…

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Barre begins

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$50

 BARRE, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room; limited to 16 people; $50 fee.   Fall Session IV             December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21 (7044) Barre is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening that utilizes yoga, Pilates, and orthopedic exercise hands-on training. The focus is on alignment and strength that results in better posture, better movement, and a better you! This one-hour…

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Hike Lake Pleasant

December 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lake Pleasant Park Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$15

LAKE PLEASANT HIKE THE PIPELINE TRAIL 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, December 5, meet at the park main entrance, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers entrance fee). (7014) Explore the Pipeline Trail, enjoy the natural environment with great views of the lake and have fun at Lake Pleasant, a Maricopa County Park. The Pipeline Trail is listed as moderate, and is a 4-mile round trip. Burros are frequently seen on this hike. To do this hike, you should…

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Natural History of AZ

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

NATURAL HISTORY OF ARIZONA, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday, December 6, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee. (7022) Learn about the varied plants, animals, rock formations and terrains of Arizona and how this landscape is being changed by nature and by human design. Explore the way in which these diverse elements interrelate and interact to create Arizona's complex ecosystems and environments. Instructor Ken Sweat, PhD has taught various biology courses at ASU since 2000. His previous experience included natural resource consulting,…

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Decorating Christmas Cookies

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20

DECORATING CHRISTMAS COOKIES, 3:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, December 7, Men’s Club Stampede Room, limited to 12 people; $20 fee. (7013) Make beautiful, fun and edible Christmas cookies for your family and friends. Using cutout sugar cookies, you’ll learn to ice and decorate them with a technique called Wet-on-Wet Feathering, a glaze of royal icing to cover the cookie and toothpicks to make fun designs. All supplies included in class fee. Instructor Debbie Thompson began decorating cakes 40 years ago when she was pregnant…

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Wine and Painting

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35

WINE AND PAINTING, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday, December 9, RH Johnson Sports Pavilion, Shuffleboard Room, limited to 35 people; $35 fee. (7017) This is a special presentation utilizing mixed art mediums, accompanied with wine and snacks, for a perfect afternoon. You will create a unique art piece, a collage on canvas by layering paper and paint and applying nature themes, that you can enjoy hanging in your home. Let your personal creativity shine while letting go and getting…

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Power Water Walking begins

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Ridge Walking Pool Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$25

POWER WATER WALKING 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Walking Pool, limited to 15 people; $25 fee. Two sessions: Fall Session II: Monday, December 11, Tuesday Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 14 (7041) Learn how to get more from your water walking. Practice new techniques that will enhance your exercise and strengthen muscles. Have fun and improve your water walking experience. A SCW Rec card is required to get into the pool. Instructor Bill Benson has been…

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Landscaping Tips

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

LANDSCAPING TIPS, Protecting Your Plants in the Winter and Designing a Colorful Landscape for 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 13, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee. (7021) Learn how to best protect, water and care for your plants in the winter weather. Explore creative ideas for updating your landscaping and adding colorful native and drought hardy plants to your yard as well as tips for when and what to plant in a vegetable or herb garden. Instructor,…

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Essential estate planning

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$10

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 14, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room; $10 fee. (7038) This class will explore the difference between will-based estate planning and trust-based plans, the key elements of both and when to utilize each method for your estate planning. Learn the purpose of estate planning, what is involved, the different legal and financial mechanisms and types of decisions you need to make to assure your assets are secure and your wishes are followed. Identify which…

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Christmas Floral Arrangements

December 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$45

HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, Fresh for Christmas, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Friday December 22, Palm Ridge Acacia Room, limited to 20 people; $45 fee. Make a custom designed and beautiful flower arrangement for your Christmas celebrations. Have fun creating your own centerpiece and learn techniques you can use for making other arrangements.  The class fee includes flowers and materials. Instructor Cooki Peverini worked at two well-established high-end flower shops in LA before opening her own business “Flowers by Cooki”, where she serviced…

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