Hikers to Bridal Wreath Falls Today
Fearless Leader Marian Mundale will be back at the front of the pack
this morning to lead the faithful to Bridal Wreath Falls in the Rincon
Mountains. This will be a 5.6 mile full sun hike with 930 feet of
elevation. The forecast is for a warm day so bring lots of water and
plenty of snacks. Be at the Ramada at 8 this morning with $5 for
Planning ahead? On Monday, March 18 a short hike in Madera Canyon
should net hikers a round-trip on the 3.8 mile Bog Springs Trail with a
return in time for the HOA Board meeting.
Enhancement Team Meets Today
The Enhancement Team meets today at 1 pm at the Ramada. Wrapping
up plans for the Home and Garden Tour is on the agenda. New members,
auxiliary members, and strong backs are always welcome.
Sure and Begorrah!
You don't want to miss the Hospitality Committee's annual St. Patrick's
Day Party on Sunday, March 17, starting at 4:30 at the Ramada.
Reservations are required, so call Scottie Blum (399-0955)
by tomorrow to purchase your tickets for $15 each.
We need to sell at least 60 tickets or the party won't be held.
"May the roof above us never fall in, and may the friends gathered below
it never fall out." (old Irish saying)
Pickleball Becomes More Competitive
Competitive pickleball is moving to 2 mornings a week. Now these
advanced players will be on the courts Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00
and Saturdays at 12:00. Recreational play still takes place
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00. Thursdays at 1:00 is
women only. Even if you don't play, stop by and watch the action.
Movie Of The Week
Showing this Wednesday at 6:30 will be The First Wives Club.
Three old college chums reunite for the funeral of a friend who
committed suicide after her husband dumped her for a younger model --
only to realize they're all in the same predicament. So they form a
troika and plot payback against their exes. (Any bets on how many
men show up for this one?)
Home & Garden Tour
There are still a few tickets available for the tour on Sunday, March
24 from 1:00 to 3:00. The price is $15 per ticket or 2 for $25. Call
Jackie Rautio at 269-7864. Tickets (if any are still available)
will also be sold at the Coffee Klatch on Wednesday, March 20.
Do You Speak the Language of Flowers?
If you'd like to join the EE Book Club for a discussion of Vanessa
Diffenbaugh's book The Language of Flowers, you've less
than two weeks left to speed-read through it. The next meeting is
Thursday, March 21, at 3pm at the Ramada.
Already finished with the March selection? Head on down to the
local library to pick up your copy of An Invisible Thread: The
True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an
Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff. That's the
selection for April. Contact Kathy LaVanway at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Krantz at
email@example.com for information.
Caterpillars to butterflies? Pfff, that's nothing. In EE, chimineas can
turn into tortoises. Have your doubts? Stroll on over to Mountain View
Park and see the proof. Thanks to Barb Copeland for revealing the
inner tortoise in a broken piece of clay and to all the Arts Club
members who worked on the project. Thanks also to Bill Pratt and
Dick Carver for installing the tortoise in her(?) new home.
She's been at it again, folks. Stacie Meyer just can't stop
creating beautiful mosaic benches. Check out her latest works in the
garden at the Ramada.
More Than Mesquites
It's not just a bunch of mesquite trees and a sprinkling of prickly pear
any more. The Gardeners have made a lot of improvements to Mesquite Park
on Holgado. Thanks to Donna Dailey for creating the plantings
plan, which includes some interesting cacti, and to Bill Berdine
and Dick Carver for doing the planting. It's now a very
pleasant place to stop on your meanderings through EE.
We received a record number of photos for the Periodico's February
Photo-of-the-month contest, proving you know where your camera is and
how to use it. The snow is gone now, but plants are starting to bloom.
So, start snapping before the Friday deadline. Email photos to
Denise Roessle at
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at 801 Circulo Napa.
Attention Committee Chairs And Board Members
In order to distribute invitations to the Volunteers Appreciation
Dinner on April 6, the Volunteers Appreciation Committee needs a
list of your committee members ASAP. Any Board members with volunteers
doing projects outside of a committee, we need your lists also. If you
are a volunteer doing projects for the HOA on your own, please submit
your name to us. Please send the information to Mary Beth Wallace at
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
GVC's HazMat day will take place on Saturday, March 23, from
8:00 to noon in the parking lot of Valley Presbyterian Church on
Camino del Sol. Look for our EE volunteers who will be there to assist
you. Click here to view the list of acceptable items.
Good Luck To Team EE
The GVC First Annual Benefit Golf Tournament is being held today,
and we are sure EE's foursome of Hugh & Cynthia Gates, Al Prato and Jim
Copeland will do us proud. Joe McCalpin will be playing as an
"outsider", on any team that needs him. Thanks to Joe for organizing the
GV Fire Department Lock Box Program
Captain Jeff Mooney from the Green Valley Fire Department will give a
presentation about lock boxes and the fire alarm battery exchange
program immediately following the HOA Board meeting on March 18th.
Mary Beth Wallace asks Block Captains to try to attend so you can pass
this information on to residents in your zone when you are making
Want To Be Water Wise?
Attend GVC's Water Harvesting/Home Irrigation Workshop on Tuesday,
March 19, 9:30 to 11:30 at First American Title, Suite 24 in Green
Valley Mall. Chuck Parsons, Master Gardener with the University of
Arizona, will discuss techniques of collecting, storing, and using
harvested water and mention the various types of home irrigation systems
that can be installed. To make a reservation, call 648-1936.
Time Zone Confusion Started Today
Daylight savings time will confound the rest of the country from now
until next fall, but you are safe here in Green Valley. Just remember
the change when contacting friends and family back home.
Smoke Detector Batteries
Many people use the daylight savings time change as a reminder to
annually replace their smoke detector batteries. In Arizona, we may not
change our clocks, but it's a good reminder to change your batteries.
Look out Little Miss Muffet! Bill Berdine wants to alert
residents who walk by his home at 802 Regalo so they won't be startled
when they see two, large spiders dangling from the Saguaro cactus in
front of the house. Shhhh! They're artificial, but don't tell the birds
that. Bill says they are intended to cause cactus wrens and woodpeckers
to take up residence elsewhere. He reports good results with them
at his home in Kentucky.
Board Meeting Scheduled
Mark you calendar for Monday, March 18 at 1 pm. As of this date,
the agenda appears to be a standard one, with a video presentation of
improvements in EE and information about lock boxes being the only
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