It’s All in Your Backyard
RANCHO SAHUARITA Village Talk
EVENT-FULL LIFESTYLE Fishing Festival (new date) April 3rd & 4th
Art Festival April 10th & 11th Children’s Easter Egg Hunt April 10th Beginning Poker Instruction April 13th
Express “O” Cafe & The Ice Cream Factory
The Express “O” Cafe, owned and operated by Mary Grover, a resident of Rancho Sahuarita, will be opening some time in May. Mary and her husband are from Seattle, WA and have been involved in the coffee business for many years. Rancho Sahuarita’s first sidewalk cafe is being created on the terrace outside the front of the Clubhouse, complete with umbrella tables and lighted pillars. To enhance the Club’s fun atmosphere, a custom made train caboose will house all the equipment to make lattes, mochas, flavored drinks, and blended coffee and non-coffee drinks. The cafe will also have a limited food menu, including sandwiches and chips. The caboose will compliment the interactive train themed splash park currently under construction at the Clubhouse. The same company that makes the trolley cars in San Francisco is creating the cafe’s caboose. Mary will be providing frequent guest cards and special drinks for the month and tentative hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. This schedule will allow her to service all the early birds along with those people who enjoy special coffee drinks all day long!
Community Yard Sale May 1st
Mother’s Day May 8th Margarita Mixer May 22nd
The Ice Cream Factory, owned by
Marty and Carrell Ebert and daughter Heather Pettigrew, will also be opening at Club Rancho Sahuarita in May. It will serve Homemade Gelato and Ice Cream, Granita (Italian Ice), Smoothies, Health Drinks and Gelato or Ice Cream Shakes. All of these goodies will be available from the morning through the evening at the service window on the back terrace. Heather and her family recently moved to Rancho Sahuarita and they feel that this is a great way to get to know neighbors and offer something special to other residents. According to Heather, “When you walk into a Gelateria in Italy, you plan to be spoiled. This tradition is what my family wants to bring to Club Rancho Sahuarita.”
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Club Rancho Sahuarita’s 2nd Anniversary May 29th - 31st Sahuarita Lake Triathlon May 31st
Father’s Day June 19th
Volume 3, Issue 2 2nd Quarter
It’s All in Your Backyard
club Rancho Sahuarita
The Kid’s Time Program, which provides a babysitting service for parents who are using Club Rancho Sahuarita, has been well received! We will be adding a wrought iron fence to the patio, adjacent to the Kid’s Time room, so that the children can play safely outside. Our residents have made many helpful suggestions regarding the operation of the community. As a result of these suggestions, our great outdoor amenities are getting even better. A water container and bench with an awning will be located by the tennis court in May. The tennis court is locked now and you can obtain a key at the Clubhouse. In addition, we are installing swing sets at several of the neighborhood parks for everyone’s enjoyment. Afterall, what’s a park without a swing! We are also adding rubber flooring to the shower area of the locker rooms. Just a reminder to observe the rules of the workout area including bringing a towel, wiping down the equipment after usage and replacing the weights when you are finished. Depending on the weather, the temporary water slide at the big pool will open on weekends, beginning Saturday, April 3rd. The new water park expansion is still in progress with the two splash ponds scheduled to open in time for Club Rancho Sahuarita’s 2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Celebration and Triathlon. One pool will be home to three water slides while the other one will be filled with splash toys and the “big red bucket”! The new interactive, water fountain area and train depot are scheduled to be open in time for the 4th of July festivities.
Rancho Sahuarita welcomes Del Webb to the community with the addition of Sonora at Rancho Sahuarita. This age-restricted community will consist of just over 1,000 homes and include single family homes, duplexes and triplexes. Although this community will have its own recreational facility, residents of Sonora will also have the ability to use the amenities at Club Rancho Sahuarita as well. To accommodate Rancho Sahuarita’s growth, over 70 acres was originally set aside for future educational facilities within our master plan. The Sahuarita Unified School District is now planning a $2.8 million expansion of the high school and the construction of a $6.2 million middle school, located one-quarter mile west of of Club Rancho Sahuarita. The linear park, along the west side of Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard, is almost complete with the addition of benches and exercise stations. Rock and desert plants are currently being added to the park and eventually trail markers will describe native vegetation and local history.
If you or a local group are interested in helping keep the Town of Sahuarita looking good, call the Public Works Department at 648-1972 to find out more about the town’s Adopt-A-Roadway Program. This local version of the national litter awareness program promotes a clean environment in your community. If you have just moved into Rancho Sahuarita and have a community mailbox instead of an individual one, don’t forget to visit the Sahuarita Post Office at 815 W. Via Rancho Sahuarita to pick up your keys or call them at 6253311 if you have any questions.
community yard sale
The first ever Rancho Sahuarita Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. So start cleaning out the closets and get ready to set up in your own garage or driveway. Ads will be placed in the newspapers and we will also be distributing community maps. There is no charge to take part in the sale, but please register at the Clubhouse so that we can track the number of participants. Include your contact information so that we can follow up on your thoughts about this event and future yard sales. If you have any ideas now, contact Kim at 299-8766.
pick up your local directory
The Green Valley Community Coordinating Council produces an annual directory /phone book for all of the towns and cities in the area. The directory is full of information about local attractions, emergency services and a complete set of yellow pages for the area. If you are interested in obtaining one of our 400 copies of the directory, they will be available at all of the mixers, public events and at the Clubhouse.
Rancho Sahuarita gives back to the community
In May, we celebrate Moms and everything they do for us. But for some Moms, providing all the “little things” for their children proves more difficult when domestic violence is a part of their lives. That’s where the Brewster Center in Tucson comes in. The mission of The Brewster Center is “to provide safety through shelter, education, advocacy, counseling and prevention for victims/survivors of domestic violence, and to take an active role in working toward the elimination of relationship violence within our community.” During the month of May, Rancho Sahuarita will be holding a “Baby Shower” to benefit the children of The Brewster Center. Please bring your donations to Club Rancho Sahuarita and they will be delivered to The Brewster Center each Friday. Although their donation list changes weekly, the basics are always needed which include the following: child safe night lights, children’s books (especially in Spanish), baby wash and shampoo, diapers (all sizes), diaper cream, baby wipes, lotions and powders, and baby bottles and nipples. June is Vision Research Month, and on behalf of the Lion’s Club, we are asking residents of Rancho Sahuarita to drop off any old eyeglasses at the Clubhouse all month so that they can be donated to people in need of vision aides. Did you know than in the United States, over 140 million people wear eyeglasses? Through the progress of vision research, vision care specialists are applying a wide spectrum of solutions to detect and correct vision-related ailments. But until vision ailments are eliminated, we can all do our part to help everyone see better!
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Tour de Cure
For the second year in a row, Rancho Sahuarita hosted this year’s Tour de Cure on Saturday, February 21st, to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Tour de Cure is a bicycle ride that is held annually in all 50 states to raise money and awareness for diabetes research. The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research and public education, and it has invested over $124 million in diabetes research. “We appreciate the opportunity to be part of this event which has attracted the interest of people from all across the Southwest,” stated Robert Sharpe, Managing Partner of Rancho Sahuarita. “This event showcased the friendliness of our neighborhoods, and demonstrated the sense of community that has come to define Rancho Sahuarita,” he continued. “We more than doubled our participation over last year,” said Kali Cohen, Fundraising Director for the American Diabetes Association in Tucson. She continued, “Of the $45,000 raised this year, $14,000 came from sponsorships of three children, Samantha Cook, Chris Ronquillo and Matt Briefer, whose lives are touched by diabetes in some way.” Many Rancho Sahuarita residents joined the more than 250 riders who participated in the 100k, 50k and Family Fun Rides to raise money and awareness for diabetes research.
As the provider of fire protection and emergency medical services for the greater Sahuarita area, Rural/Metro Fire Department is committed to the safety of the residents and property they protect. Summer is right around the corner, and as temperatures rise, so do the chances of encountering poisonous reptiles. Reptile removal is one of the services covered within your Rural/Metro fire service account. Also, as summer approaches, is your family prepared for swimming pool safety? Contact Rural/ Metro for a pool safety checklist, and use it as a guide for ensuring safe poolside activities. Rural/Metro believes strongly in the value of public education and fire prevention. You are encouraged to schedule a home safety review, which will identify potential hazards and suggest ways to increase your family’s safety. To schedule a home safety review with a trained fire department professional, call 520-297-3600. Since Sahuarita property taxes do not include fire department and emergency medical services, each homeowner is responsible for establishing and maintaining service with Rural/Metro Fire Department. Services such as reptile removal and home safety reviews are included for those homeowners who have established service with Rural/Metro Fire Department. To learn more about your fire department and upcoming events in Sahuarita, call 520-297-3600.
an event-full April
from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mayors from some of southern Arizona’s cities will be competing to catch the most fish, with the winner receiving a $100 per fish donation to their favorite charity. Arizona Fish and Game will also be on hand with free fishing tips and demonstrations. Ice cream, sodas, and hot dogs will be available for $1.00 each on both days. We will also be giving away free fishing poles at the Clubhouse to the first 250 children, 12 years and under, on both Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11:00 a.m. during the festival. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be an Art Festival on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the grass area west of the Clubhouse. Approximately 40 vendors, from around the country,will be on hand selling handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, photographs, wood crafts, glass and metal art.
May & June
opportunities at the Cubhouse including Wednesday, May 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Although registration forms will be available in April, please attend one of the registration events to meet the instructor, Stephanie Harding. Don’t miss the Margarita Mixer on Saturday, May 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy the Mariachi band, great food, and margaritas. Payment of $13.00 for residents and $15.00 for guests must be made by Wednesday, May 19th to avoid an extra fee for late sign up. Club Rancho Sahuarita will be celebrating its 2nd Anniversary Memorial Day Weekend and the reopening of the bigger and better splash park. Starting Saturday, May 29th and running through Monday, May 31st, join in the fun at the club from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with pizza, hot dogs, gelato and sodas on sale for $1 each.
The 3rd Annual Fishing Festival has been Swim Lessons are scheduled to start June 1st at moved to Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th Club Rancho Sahuarita. There will be two registration
The 3rd Annual Sahuarita Lake Triathlon,
sponsored by Rancho Sahuarita, will take place on Monday, May 31st with a 6:30 a.m. start time for both the Triathlon and the 5k Road Race. Information regarding fees and registration is available at www.tritucson.com or by email at email@example.com Brochures will also be available at the Clubhouse. If you aren’t participating, come on down to the lake and watch 250 swimmers enjoy the water. Bring your children down to the Clubhouse to make a Mother’s or Father’s Day card! On Saturday, May 8th, and Saturday, June 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we will be making cards for Mom or Dad. Children from 6 - 12 years old can enjoy juice, water and animal crackers to help their creative minds make beautiful cards.
Don’t forget the Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, April 10th, starting at 10:30 a.m. for the two youngest groups, ages 1 - 4 yrs. old and 5 - 7 yrs. old. Ages 8 - 10 yrs.old will start at 10:35 a.m. and 11 yrs. old and up at 10:40 a.m. Meet in the grass area between the spa and the main pool (enter through the Clubhouse). Cost for the Easter Egg Hunt is $5.00 per child and you can also enter a raffle for $1 to win a HUGE Easter Basket which is on display in the Clubhouse. All raffle proceeds will go to Angel Charity for Children. Bring your camera for pictures of the Easter Bunny and your children from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
It’s All in Your Backyard
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A little bit of New Orleans visited Club Rancho Sahuarita on Saturday, February 21st at the annual Mardi Gras Party. Everyone enjoyed Cajun food and rum drinks, and the beads and exotic feathered masks created a festive atmosphere.
Mardi Gras at Club Rancho Sahuarita
New resident Lyn Addabbo was the winner of a TV from Cox Communications!
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