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Tamra Stark

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January 2018

Astronomy,begins, 3-6 pm

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$45

ASTRONOMY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, 3-6 pm, Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1 and 8. The course begins with the basic science of astronomy and the evolution of telescopes to the discovery of the big bang creation of the universe, the life cycle of the stars and the sun to their death in supernovae and their remnants as white dwarfs and black holes. The course then reviews the solar system's formation, evolution, planets and structure and explores cosmic structure including…

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Understanding Annuities, 6-8pm

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$10

UNDERSTANDING ANNUITIES, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, January 18. Learn about the various types of annuities, their primary uses and what is behind some of the promises made about annuity products. Explore how to determine which annuities might best fit your situation. Identify what you need to know to wisely determine the financial advice best suited to your needs; how to select trustworthy advisors and what to watch out for in listening to and following the advice of others.  Instructor Scott Sandell…

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Amuse Bouche Cooking class, 4-7:30pm

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Amuse Bouche Bistro, 17058 W. Bell Road, Suite 104
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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$70

AMUSE BOUCHE FRENCH BISTRO, 4-7:30 pm, Sunday January 21. 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 meal. The specific menus are yet to be determined. Please wear comfortable shoes, as you will be standing and cooking in the kitchen for several hours and bring your apron, cutting board and knife as well as wine to drink. Bon appetit. Instructor Snir Mor…

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Swim lessons, beginners, 6:30-7:15 pm

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beardsley Pool, 12755 Beardlsey Road
Sun City West, AZ United States
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$30

SWIM LESSONS-BEGINNERS, 6:30-7:15 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays,  Session I January 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 and Feb 1 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 need to have had any previous swimming instruction and may have…

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Zumba begins, 6:30-7:30 pm

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$40

ZUMBA IN THE EVENING 6;30-7;30 pm, Monday and Wednesday, Session II         January 22, 24, 29, 31, February 12, and 14 Kick-start 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 reduces health risks, keeps excess pounds at bay, strengthens your heart and boosts your…

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Delicious Smoothies and Juicing, 3-5pm

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$35

DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY SMOOTHIES AND JUICING, 3-5 pm,.Have fun learning to make fabulous and healthy smoothies and the combinations that work best for great taste and nutrition. Find new ways to enjoy vegetables and fruit, mixed with protein and other powders and other ingredients. Taste some delicious options you can make for your friends and family. Get recipes for entertaining and enjoy juicing and making smoothies. Instructor Irma Mendivil is known for her passion and expertise, Irma is dedicated to…

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Power Water Walking begins, 3-4 pm

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$25

POWER WATER WALKING, 3-4 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Session I          January 29, 30, and February 1 Learn how to get more from your water walking. Practice new techniques that will enhance your exercise, strengthen muscles and improve your water walking experience. Instructor Bill Benson has been teaching nearly all of Sun City West’s swimming classes. As a young boy Bill learned to swim and was a member of swim teams in high school and college. He holds an MS degree…

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Tai Chi begins, 9-10 am

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$60

 TAI-CHI, 9 am to 10 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session II  January 30-February 22.  These 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, the AMA and the American Arthritis Foundation, Tai Chi is known to be effective for problems related to stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, chronic pain, sleep and memory.  T’ai Chi Chih™ is a…

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Barre begins

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$50

Session II    12:30-1:30 OR 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Tuesday & Thurs., Jan. 30-Feb. 15 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 the muscles to support that alignment, and leave you feeling strong and successful. Never stale, the…

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B-Fit cardio boot camp begins, 6-7pm

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$50

B-FIT (CARDIO BOOT CAMP), 6-7 pm, Tues. and Thurs. Session I January 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22.Do you want to slim and trim your body, tone your muscles, lose weight and feel great? Is your current routine stale or are you looking for more of a challenge?  Come join us for an hour of cardio endurance, resistance training, calisthenics, body weight and strength training. You will burn fat, build muscle and kick-start your metabolism with this class.…

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Navajo Culture and Traditions, 6-8pm

January 30 @ 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

NAVAJO (DINE) CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, 6-8 pm. Learn about the rich and diverse culture, beliefs, rituals, language, life, creative arts and practices of the Navajo (Dine) native peoples. Instructor Shaliyah Ben is a Navajo museum educator and advocate for Diné culture and tradition. She was born on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, New Mexico and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she received her education. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and works at the Education Programs and…

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Beatles, Sgt Pepper 6-8pm

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$10

BEATLES, MAKING of the SERGEANT PEPPER ALBUM, 6-8pm, Rolling Stone magazine ranks “Sgt. Pepper’s” as the #1 album of all time! This lecture will follow in the footsteps of the Beatles as they embark on the creation of their 8th studio album – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band”.  We will explore the genesis of how the songs were written, their influences, recording and production techniques and the iconic cover art.  In addition, we will discuss its legacy that not only defined…

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Desert Landscaping. 6-8 pm

January 31 @ 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

DESERT LANDSCAPING, Caring for citrus, lawns and desert landscapes, 6-8 pm. Learn how to care for your citrus trees, desert landscapes and lawns as the weather changes. Gather tips about when to plant, fertilize and water, as well as how to design, change or upgrade your landscaping.  Instructor, Maricopa County Master Gardener, Jim Oravetz moved to AZ in 1986 and is a Certified Desert Landscaper, Certified Horticulturist and Merchandise Professional, Landscape Consultant and Designer, Advanced Arizona Certified Nursery Professional, and…

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February 2018

Meditation Techniques begins, 6-8 pm

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES, 6-8 pm, Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22; Beardsley Recreation Center, Mesquite Room; $35 fee. Meditation is a popular subject and a common practice among people of all ages, backgrounds, and religions. In the last ten years, 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, part discussion, but…

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Wine and Painting, 1-4pm

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sports Palion Shuffleboard Room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$35

WINE AND PAINTING, 1-4 p.m. Create a mini watercolor painting of a fall landscape with a shimmering lake in this fun and energetic program.  Everyone will go home with a painting you can frame or at least put on the refrigerator!  In between waiting for the paint to dry, we will do a small second project of a colorful watercolor leaf that can be used as a greeting card. Let your personal creativity shine while letting go and getting loose! The instructor…

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Bridge for beginners, starts, 6-8 pm.

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$60

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS, 6-8pm, Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 And 26. The purpose of this class is to introduce the game of bridge to those who have never played bridge before.  The first class will begin with page one of chapter one from the original Audrey Grant’s Club Series (bidding.)  Students should be familiar with card games and know the four suits.  The Shirley Silverman Beginning Bridge booklet is an inexpensive (and much easier to fine)…

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Re-packing Your Life 3-6 pm

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$15

RE-PACKING YOUR LIFE, 3-6 pm, Examining what’s Holding You Down – Tips for Unleashing Your Time, Your Thinking, Your Stuff… and the Life You Want to Lead. You have a dream; you are ready to go.  Ever packed for a trip and realized you had way more than you needed to take along?  Or, you arrived at your destination and wished you had packed fewer shoes or shirts so that you could take home some mementos.  Planning for life’s next act…

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Technology and Traveling, 6- 8 pm

February 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

TECHNOLOGY AND TRAVELING, 6- 8 pm Tuesday February 6. TravelTek, using technology to enhance your travel experience and save money. Did you know that TSA has an app to view current security lines? Have you ever used AirBnB or Uber in a place you don't know? Would you like to? TravelTek is a class entirely focused on using your technology for your next vacation or overseas trip. We cover how to avoid roaming, what apps can make your life easier, and the…

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Line dancing, beginners, 1:30-2:30 pm

February 7 @ 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, 1:30-2:30 pm. Session II  February 7-28 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 choreographed dances include many styles, using a wide variety of music from foxtrot to disco to Latin to country and more!…

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Spanish for beginners, level II begins, 3-6 pm

$60

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS. Level II, 3 -6 pm, Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, and 14. 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 the Bank, At the Post Office,…

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Strategies for Optimal Health, 5-8pm

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$15

STRATEGIES FOR MAINTAINING OPTIMAL HEALTH, 5-8 pm. Write your own naturally healthy medical prescription! Here’s how…take charge of your own health. You can write your own prescription to positively impact your health in measurable ways; such as lowered blood pressure, lowered blood sugar scores, less weight, smaller hip measurement, lighter moods and increased alertness. At a time when the US is ranking 10th in quality of medical care among industrialized countries, is approaching 34% obesity rates and sees one in…

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Crocheted Wire Necklace begins, 3-5 pm.

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$35

CROCHETED WIRE NECKLACE, 3-5pm, Tuesdays, February 13 and 20. Have fun while learning to make exquisite crocheted wire bead necklaces that make a statement. You must know basic crochet techniques before taking this class. All the materials you will need will be covered in the class fee. Materials include 28-gauge wire, beads, crochet hooks, bead cones, jump rings and closures. Instructor Jacqui Taubman has been making beautiful and diverse crocheted wire necklaces for fifteen years and has mastered and simplified the…

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Pressure Cooking Begins, 5-8pm

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$45

PRESSURE COOKING, 5-8:00 pm. Pow! Zap! Blam! These are noises you will not hear in this exciting cooking class. Oohs and Aahs are more likely. You will learn about today’s must have appliance, the redesigned Pressure Cooker. Observe how the newest generation of cookers works more effectively, why you need not fear using a pressure cooker, and how it will become your favorite partner in the kitchen. You do not have to have a pressure cooker to take this class, what…

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Finding the Healer Within, 6-8pm

February 14 @ 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

FINDING THE HEALER WITHIN, 6-8 pm. The Foundation for Living Medicine is dedicated to transforming our current disease-based healthcare model to one that offers an integrated holistic medical approach based on a patient-centered care. It promotes a shift in medicine that fosters better health and sustainability. The Foundation for Living Medicine acknowledges the 'physician within each individual, fosters patient/provider relationships and embraces health and wholeness rather than emphasis on disease, promoting 5 L's that support the philosophy of Living Medicine (Life,…

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Hand and foot, 3:30-5:30 pm.

February 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

HAND AND FOOT, CARD GAME (two opportunities to learn), 3:30-5:30 pm, Tuesday, February 20 OR February 27.  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. HAND AND FOOT, CARD GAME, Level II, 3:30-5:30 pm, Tuesday, March 6, Beardsley Recreation Center,…

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Build your own kaleidoscope, 3-6 pm.

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$25

 BUILDING YOUR OWN KALEIDOSCOPE,  In this packed three-hour class, you will have great fun learning the basic principles of kaleidoscope design and construction. You will make a full size (7 ½”) wand kaleidoscope. Working with materials provided you will prepare the barrel, lens, viewing cap, and optic chamber as well as assemble and install the mirror system. This three-mirror kaleidoscope utilizes front surface mirrors and a lens of appropriate focal length. The class fee is $25. There is a separate charge…

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White Tank Hike, 11am-1pm

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$15

FINDING the DESERT’S “GENERAL STORE” and PETROGLYPHS, AT WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK, 11 am-1 pm, Thursday, February 22, meet at the Visitor Center just outside the park, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers park entrance fee). Join White Tank Mountain Regional Park Ranger Jessica Bland, an archaeologist, on a hike back in time on the Black Rock Trail and discover the desert’s “general store” of edible plants and petroglyphs along this gentle trail. This 2-mile hike provides an opportunity…

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Hand and Foot, 3:30-5:30pm

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

HAND AND FOOT, CARD GAME (two opportunities to learn), 3:30-5:30 pm, Tuesday, February 20 OR February 27.  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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Tax Efficiency, 6-8pm

February 22 @ 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

TAX EFFICIENCY in RETIREMENT, 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 22    Learn what strategies work to more effectively save and efficiently pay taxes, especially when living on lower incomes in retirement. Instructor Scott Sandell is Phoenix Chapter President of the Foundation for Personal Financial Education, a not-for-profit educational speakers bureau and owner of SES Services in Phoenix.  

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Aromatherapy, Introduction to Essential Oils (101), 3:30-5:30 pm

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$10

AROMATHERAPY, Introduction to Essential Oils (101), 3:30-5:30 pm. Come to an interactive class on the benefit of using Essential Oils (aromatherapy).  Learn why these amazing, all-natural products are showing up in homes, hospitals, and medical offices around the country.  You'll learn what they are, how to safely and effectively use them, and why they can help you reduce stress, sleep more soundly, achieve better physical health, and SAVE money. Instructor Linda Cinnamond is an RN with nearly 40 years of experience as…

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Tips for Buying and Selling a Vehicle, 6-8 pm

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

TIPS FOR BUYING AND SELLING A VEHICLE, 6-8 pm, Monday, February 26,   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 friends were constantly making changes to their cars.  Over the years, Herb has…

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Tai Chi begins, 9-10 am

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$60

 TAI-CHI, 9 am to 10 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session III  February 27-March 22.  These 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, the AMA and the American Arthritis Foundation, Tai Chi is known to be effective for problems related to stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, chronic pain, sleep and memory.  T’ai Chi Chih™ is a…

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Barre begins

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$50

Session III    12:30-1:30 OR 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Tuesday & Thurs., Feb. 27-March 15 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 the muscles to support that alignment, and leave you feeling strong and successful. Never stale, the…

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B-Fit Cardio Boot Camp begins, 6-7pm

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$50

B-FIT Cardio Boot Camp, Session II  February 27, Mar 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22; Do you want to slim and trim your body, tone your muscles, lose weight and feel great? Is your current routine stale or are you looking for more of a challenge?  Come join us for an hour of cardio endurance, resistance training, calisthenics, body weight and strength training. You will burn fat, build muscle and kick-start your metabolism with this class. We will…

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Apache Culture and Traditions, 6-8pm

February 28 @ 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

APACHE CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND DANCE, 6-8 pm,.Learn about the rich and diverse culture, beliefs, rituals, life, dance and practices of the Apache people. Instructor Ken Duncan is a world renowned native hoop dancer, storyteller and singer. He and his family have performed all over the world, representing the United States and the Apache traditions. Known as Yellow Bird, he has entertained presidents and royalty, for native and non-natives both here and abroad.  

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March 2018

Drones, past, present and future, 3-5 pm

March 1 @ 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

DRONES, PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE, 3-5 pm. Looking for a place to hover and observe the world from a unique perspective? This class will examine the story of drones, yesterday, today and tomorrow. You will learn the history of drones (did you know they go back as far as 1918?), how drones are used today and their application into the future. You will watch a drone flight demonstration in the RH Johnson parking lot at the end of the class. Instructor…

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Rock and Roll dance Exercise begins, 9-10 am

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25

ROCK AND ROLL DANCE EXERCISE, Session III  March 3-24 Get your motor runnin’ on Saturday mornings! Join us for our weekly Rock ‘n’ Rhythms Dance Exercise Class designed for everybody and Every Body! Kort Kurdi, our ultimate Dance Entertainer, blends his unique, humorous approach with his motivating choreography and music to lead us in a fun, energizing hour using basic, easy dance steps and rhythms! Whether you’ve danced before or this is your first experience, you will be movin’ to the…

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Rock and Roll Dance Exercise begins, 9-10am

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$25

ROCK AND ROLL DANCE EXERCISE, Session II  February 2-24 Get your motor runnin’ on Saturday mornings! Join us for our weekly Rock ‘n’ Rhythms Dance Exercise Class designed for everybody and Every Body! Kort Kurdi, our ultimate Dance Entertainer, blends his unique, humorous approach with his motivating choreography and music to lead us in a fun, energizing hour using basic, easy dance steps and rhythms! Whether you’ve danced before or this is your first experience, you will be movin’ to the…

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Benefits of essential oils, 3:30-5:30 pm

March 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$10

BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS, Tips for using oils for many common health concerns, 3:30-5:30 pm,.Learn how to use Essential Oils to effectively handle most common health issues.  We'll cover stress, sleeping issues, pain relief, lack of energy, weight maintenance, stomach and GI disturbances and more.  You'll learn why these amazing little oils can make a huge difference in your health as well as saving you money. Instructor Linda Cinnamond is an RN with nearly 40 years of experience as a…

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Swim lessons, beginners, 6:30-7:15 pm

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beardsley Pool, 12755 Beardlsey Road
Sun City West, AZ United States
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$30

SWIM LESSONS-BEGINNERS, 6:30-7:15 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays,  Session II  March 5, 6, 8, 12, 13 and 15 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 need to have had any previous swimming instruction and may have…

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Soul Collage, 3-6 pm

$15

SOUL COLLAGE, 3-6 pm.  SoulCollage is a fun, creative and expressive art process that utilizes found images, mat board, glue and your intuition to create a unique set of cards. The cards express significant aspects of your soul and self. In the SoulCollage process, you will get in touch with your strengths, internal guides, wisdom and insight as well as gain a new perspective on life. Fee includes all materials.  Instructor Marilyn Watkins is an accomplished artist and teacher. She…

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Hand and Foot, level II 3:30-5:30 pm

March 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

HAND AND FOOT, CARD GAME, Level II, 3:30-5:30 pm, Tuesday, March 6, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room, limited to 24; $5 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 and have time to practice playing.

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Pressure cooking begins, 5-8pm

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$45

PRESSURE COOKING, 5-8:00 pm. Pow! Zap! Blam! These are noises you will not hear in this exciting cooking class. Oohs and Aahs are more likely. You will learn about today’s must have appliance, the redesigned Pressure Cooker. Observe how the newest generation of cookers works more effectively, why you need not fear using a pressure cooker, and how it will become your favorite partner in the kitchen. You do not have to have a pressure cooker to take this class, what…

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Line Dancing, beginners, 1:30-2:30 pm

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
RHJ Social Hall, 19803 N R H Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
+ Google Map
$25

LINE DANCING for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 pm. Session III  March 7-28 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 choreographed dances include many styles, using a wide variety of music from foxtrot to disco to Latin to country and more!…

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Reflections on 40 years in SCW, 3-5 pm

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$10

REFLECTIONS on 40 YEARS, SUN CITY WEST, Plans, Schemes and Faded Dreams, 3-5 pm. Today's Sun City West would have been considerably different had all the plans, schemes, and dreams been realized. A city of 75,000, a major shopping mall, a resort hotel, time shares, a dinner/theater club overlooking Hillcrest, a cemetery, and more, are all part of the community’s first 40 years. Ed Allen, who wrote the history of Sun City West for the community’s 25th anniversary, will share the…

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Early writings of world religions, begins, 6-8 pm

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

EARLY WRITINGS OF MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS, 6-8 pm, Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 And 28, Men’s Club, Stampede Room: $35 fee. Examine early writings of the Hindu, Buddhist Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religious or spiritual traditions. Delve into their early histories, ideals, beliefs and rituals. Explore how they have evolved over time and situations. The instructor will utilize lecture and written materials to impart an understanding and appreciation of their diversity and similarities.  Instructor Rabbi David Rosenberg was born in…

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Envisioning Life in Retirement, 5;30-8;30 pm

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

ENVISIONING YOUR LIFE in RETIREMENT, 5:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, March 13, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room; $15 fee. Are you eager to explore what’s next in your retirement?  Ready to move out of maybe into full speed ahead on your next chapter?  If the answer is yes, this workshop will give you dedicated “me” or “we” time with your spouse to envision what Is possible, setting intentions and acting on your dreams.  With the support of a certified coach and other workshop participants on…

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Healthy and Delicious Salads and Menu for Easter, 6-8pm

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

HEALTHY & DELICIOUS MAIN COURSE SALADS and MENU for Easter or Passover, 6-8 pm. Simplify meal planning for any season with satisfying one-dish salads infused with the flavors and fragrances of fresh herbs and the spices of the Southwest. Drawing on recipes from the award-winning book, The Garden of Eating, by Chef Rachel Albert, Irma Mendivil the healthy cooking coach, will show you how you make three mouthwatering main-dish salads and a simple dessert and offer ideas for accompaniments. Wheat…

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Birds of the Sonoran, 6-8 pm

March 14 @ 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

BIRDS OF THE SONORAN DESERT,6-8 pm. You will learn about the environments for Sonoran Desert birds and the various species of birds that are found there. Also, you will learn about the unique traits of the four regions of the Sonoran Desert and how plants, animals and birds adapt to the different climates and landscapes, with an emphasis on the Sonoran uplands.  Instructor Larry (Joe) Ford is a White Tank Regional Park volunteer from the Sonoran Audubon Society. He leads monthly…

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Today’s World of Safe investing, 6-8 pm

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$10

TODAY’S WORLD OF SAFE INVESTING, 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 15. Learn new strategies to navigate the complex world of investing. identify how to determine what types of investments fit your values, level of risk involved and work best to meet your current and future needs.  Instructor Scott Sandell is Phoenix Chapter President of the Foundation for Personal Financial Education, a not-for-profit educational speakers bureau and owner of SES Services in Phoenix.

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What the Hack, Online Security, 6-8pm

March 15 @ 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

“WHAT THE HACK”, ONLINE SECURITY, 6- 8 pm, Thursday, March 15. With the term “hacking” trending across news feeds and headlines all over the world, “What the Hack” will provide a clear definition of hacking, what it means to you as well as provide simple things you can do to protect yourself online. Instructor Lucas Hooten is manager of the Arizona office of GroovyTek. Lucas' vast experience in the world of technology includes time working as a national trainer for Google…

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Getting published begins, 6-8 pm

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

GETTING PUBLISHED, with your first or next novel, 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 15 and 22   The publishing world has changed dramatically in the past decade and authors have more options than ever to get their first or next novel published. While there is no “easy” route to take, this workshop is designed to introduce writers to the major avenues available – traditional publishing and self-publishing. The workshop will span two sessions, each for two hours. The first session will outline…

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Power Water Walking begins, 3-4 pm

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25

POWER WATER WALKING, 3-4 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Session II        March 19, 20 and 22. Learn how to get more from your water walking. Practice new techniques that will enhance your exercise, strengthen muscles and improve your water walking experience. Instructor Bill Benson has been teaching nearly all of Sun City West’s swimming classes. As a young boy Bill learned to swim and was a member of swim teams in high school and college. He holds an…

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Barre begins

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$50

Session IV    12:30-1:30 OR 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Tuesday & Thurs., March 20-April 5 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 the muscles to support that alignment, and leave you feeling strong and successful. Never stale, the…

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Memorable Broadway Hits, 3-5 pm

March 20 @ 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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$15

MEMORABLE BROADWAY HITS, 3-5 pm, Come and enjoy a marvelous evening of the some of the most memorable hits from Broadway. This class is presented through lecture and song. Informative as well as entertaining program, during this program you will recall some of your favorite Broadway tunes and shows. Instructor Baruch Koritan has extensive musical theater credits, including the title roles in Most Happy Fella, Sweeney Todd, (Arizona premiere), Lancelot in Camelot, Paint Your Wagon (Windmill Dinner Theatre) and Caiaphas in…

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Build Your Own Kaleidoscope, 5;30-8:30 pm.

$25

 BUILDING YOUR OWN KALEIDOSCOPE,  In this packed three-hour class, you will have great fun learning the basic principles of kaleidoscope design and construction. You will make a full size (7 ½”) wand kaleidoscope. Working with materials provided you will prepare the barrel, lens, viewing cap, and optic chamber as well as assemble and install the mirror system. This three-mirror kaleidoscope utilizes front surface mirrors and a lens of appropriate focal length. The class fee is $25. There is a separate charge…

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Barbeque, Noon-4pm

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beardsley Park, 12755 Beardsley Rd
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$85

BARBEQUE, BECOMING A GRILLMASTER, Noon to 4 pm.  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, and 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 to teach this class. Take your grilling expertise to a new level and amaze…

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Tai Chi begins, 9-10 am

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$60

 TAI-CHI, 9 am to 10 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session IV  march 27- April 19-25.  These 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, the AMA and the American Arthritis Foundation, Tai Chi is known to be effective for problems related to stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, chronic pain, sleep and memory.  T’ai Chi Chih™ is…

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Lake Pleasant wildflower hike, 10 am-Noon

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States + Google Map
$15

LAKE PLEASANT SPRING WILDFLOWER HIKE, 10 am-Noon, Tuesday, March 27, meet at the park main entrance, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers entrance fee). Explore hiking trails, learn about the various beautiful spring wildflowers and have fun at Lake Pleasant, a Maricopa County Park. Learn about all the park which is one of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream. The park offers camping, boating, fishing, swimming,…

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B-Fit Cardio Boot Camp begins, 6-7pm

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$50

B-FIT Cardio Boot Camp, Session III  Mar 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19. Do you want to slim and trim your body, tone your muscles, lose weight and feel great? Is your current routine stale or are you looking for more of a challenge?  Come join us for an hour of cardio endurance, resistance training, calisthenics, body weight and strength training. You will burn fat, build muscle and kick-start your metabolism with this class. We will…

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April 2018

Zumba begins, 6:30-7:30 pm

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$40

ZUMBA IN THE EVENING 6;30-7;30 pm, Monday and Wednesday, Session III         April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25 Kick-start 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 reduces health risks, keeps excess pounds at bay, strengthens your heart…

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Ancient and Extinct Religions begins

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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$35

ANCIENT AND EXTINCT RELIGIONS, 6-8 pm, Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 18.  Learn about fascinating civilizations and religions that existed hundreds of years ago, and how they have impacted current cultures, a few of which still exist in some form. Specific ancient religions to be explored include Zoroastrianism, Gnosticism and Mormonism and how these civilizations and belief systems have influenced today’s thinking and practices. Explore what people believed, how they worshiped and why people have religion. Instructor Rabbi David Rosenberg was…

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Migratory Bird Hike, 8 am-10 am

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$15

MIGRATORY BIRD WALK AT THE HASSAYAMPA PRESERVE, 8-10 am, Friday, April 6, at the Preserve at 49614 Highway US 60, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers entrance fee). The Hassayampa River Preserve is located on 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 cottonwood willow…

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Creative Cooking with Desert Plants, 10am-1pm

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Palm Ridge, Acacia room Sun City West, 85375 United States + Google Map
$25

CREATIVE COOKING WITH DESERT PLANTS, 10 am to 1 pm, 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 Hassayampa River Preserve for 12 years. She has been harvesting and cooking with desert plants for many…

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Amuse Bouche French Cooking class, 4-7:30pm

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Amuse Bouche Bistro, 17058 W. Bell Road, Suite 104
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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$70

AMUSE BOUCHE FRENCH BISTRO, 4-7:30 pm, Sunday April8. 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 meal. The specific menus are yet to be determined. Please wear comfortable shoes, as you will be standing and cooking in the kitchen for several hours and bring your apron, cutting board and knife as well as wine to drink. Bon appetit. Instructor Snir Mor is…

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