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We have had many residents ask, “What is Pickleball?” Funny name, right? Well, pickleball is a sport
combined between tennis, badminton and ping pong
that’s become a hit in many surrounding communities. Sun City Grand currently has 884 members in
their Pickleball Club. Pickleball is played with a
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Community Association hard paddle, a smaller version of a waffle ball, over
a tennis-height net. What makes this a great sport for
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Currently we have a handful of residents playing Monday
evenings at 6:30pm. We would like to encourage anyone interested
to join. The Community Center has wooden paddles and balls for
use with a valid access card.
Six essential tips for Summer Gardening
WEED IT-Put your garden gloves on because it’s time to start weeding. Weeds suffocate your
garden and, if you let them overgrow, they will take away the nutrients your other plants need.
PRUNE IT-Prune and trim away at your spring bushes and trees. You don’t want to have an
SWEEP IT– Sweep away those unwanted dead leaves and plants. You need to make room for
the new colorful and blooming plants that are trying to make their way to the surface.
PLANT IT-With summer here, it’s not too late to plant a couple more flower seeds and bulbs. Bulbs such as Oriental lilies, Bearded irises and Dahlias don’t take long to bloom.
SPRAY IT-A few examples of homemade remedies for pest control are milk and water or lemon juice and water. Mix well
and spray them into your garden to get rid of garden pests.
WATER IT- Finally, don’t forget to water your plants. When the sun comes out, it can get incredibly hot. If you’re not
careful, the beautiful flowers and plants you spent time planting will dry out, wither and die.
Remember to take the time to give your garden a little tender love and care. You will be rewarded with a blooming garden.
Zumba is back…..Come Join the Party!
If you want to join Zumba classes, leave
your aerobic step, exercise ball and 1-2-3
-count at home but bring your dancing
feet! Unlike a traditional aerobics class,
you don’t have to worry about stepping
or clapping in perfect time. Zumba
movements are more free flowing. After
a Zumba class, you’ll feel less like you
marched in a boot camp drill and more
like you let yourself go at a party. Wear
clothes you can easily stretch in but that
aren’t so baggy they end up getting in your way. You’re going to work up a
sweat, so don’t forget your towel and a generous bottle of water.
“Say hello. A friendly smile
and wave to a neighbor
when you go out and get the
mail can go a long way
toward creating a pleasant
Classes are held every Monday @ 6:30pm
FUN @ THE CLUBHOUSE
Join us on Friday, July 12th @ 8:00pm for
TGIF SOCIAL HOUR
Family Movie Night Under The Stars!
Showing: OZ The Great and Powerful Held the last Friday of every month
Pilates- M&W 9:00AM
Zumba- M 6:30PM
Coffee and pastries served
Water Aerobics- TU&TH 9:00AM
Yoga- M 12:00PM & TH 11:00AM
Come on down and mingle with
fellow neighbors in the community!
For more information regarding
fees call the community center
We are looking for anyone in the community with ideas of activities, classes or
events that the community center may
offer to the residents.
Please email your thoughts or ideas to Ashley
During these warm summer months, use light-colored
window blinds or shades in order to reflect heat back
outside. This should keep your home cooler and more
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18th Annual Salute to the Red, White & Blue!
Looking for something fun and close to home to do
this 4th of July? Check out the18th annual Salute to
the Red, White & Blue hosted at the Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley. The festivities will begin
at 3 p.m. Musical entertainment, food booths and
the beer garden will open at 5 p.m. Fireworks will
begin at dusk. Admission and parking are free with
the Freedom Station FUN ZONE requiring wristbands, which are available pre-event for $8.00 and
on-site for $10.00. Event attendees are encouraged
to join the town in “greening” Prescott Valley’s
events by using the trash receptacles provided in the
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We have all heard the devastating
news regarding the Yarnell Fire and
the loss of 19 Prescott Firefighters.
These men and women were heroes
and their loss affects all of Arizona.
Our hearts go out to all the loved ones
of these heroic men. Please keep the
Granite Mountain Hotshot Members
and families in your thoughts and
The community garden has now
entered into their summer planting season and things are starting
to look great. If you are interested in receiving a plot we still
have spaces available. Come into
the community center for more
Also, if you didn't already do so
be sure to check out the article
on our Community Garden in
the Prescott Valley Tribune.
The American Red Cross Grand
Canyon Chapter is accepting
monetary donations to help provide food, snacks, water and beds.
Those wishing to make a monetary donation can do so at the