Category: April 2020

Compassion Stone Painting Classes

Jeff Wilson The Pottery/Sculpture Club was pleased to host Carolin Post’s Compassion Stone Painting classes last month. Carolin’s enthusiasm and inspirational teaching style drew the largest gathering ever for a club sponsored class! Carolin shared techniques and tips for creating beautifully painted beach stones, each with a message of compassion. She encouraged each participant to…

Pet of The Month: Julee Loves Life

Carol Stewart This is Julee, AKC registered as Guerin Image of Perfection. Julee is a five-years-young papillon who thinks she is the Walmart greeter. She loves life and everyone she meets. When Julee isn’t being everyone’s newest best friend, she practices agility and rally. She hopes to compete in those sports, but until then is…

Bocce News

Team 6, The Little Ball Chasers, and Team 7, The Holy Rollers

Carolyn Rota The 2019-2020 bocce spring leagues have started up. Teams are playing hard to hopefully be one of this spring’s champs. Snowbirds are thinking about packing up and heading for cooler summer weather and those who stay are looking forward to warmer weather and possibly the 2020-2021 bocce season. Over the summer the Bocce Board…

Linda Bolon to Speak on Urban Coyotes April 15

James Ellison, President, the Pet Companions Club of PebbleCreek Because of the importance of our PebbleCreek residents coexisting successfully with coyotes in our community, The Pet Companions Club of PebbleCreek has asked resident Linda Bolon, the founder of “Wildlife in Neighborhoods,” to be the guest speaker at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 15, at…

FFF Visits BJ’s Brewhouse

FFF members seated at BJ's Brewhouse’s longest table.

George Warden Flair Friendship Fun (FFF) Social Club set up shop at BJ’s Brewhouse’s longest continuous dining table. We had an overflowing crowd at our afternoon luncheon. The food at BJ’s is very good. The menu is wide and varied, with selections for just about every different taste. There were a lot of comments about…

Men’s Christian Fellowship Plans April Outreach

Curt Zimmerman, Publicity The Men’s Christian Fellowship of PebbleCreek (MCFPC) will make its second visit this year to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Surprise. Volunteers are being solicited to assist with the sorting of donated canned goods and fresh fruit on April 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Besides the food bank project, the organization…

Teepa Snow’s GEMS Approach to Dementia Care

Teri Sellers Join us this month as we explore Teepa Snow’s GEMS approach to dementia care using video and interactive discussions. Caring for a person living with dementia is not easy. Not only can challenging situations arise at any moment, but the traditional medical model caregivers might be confronted with by their well-meaning physician exudes…

Dick Hawkins Makes a Hole-in-One

Other club members, shown standing, who helped Dick celebrate are Alan Hatfield, Mark Kloverstrom, Ron Snavely, Lee Ayers, Jerry McFarlane, Bob Sinnard, Charlie Craig, Bruce Dice, Merv Yaskiw, and Bernie Rubin. Seated in front: Dick Hawkins.

Lee Ayers PebbleCreek resident, Dick Hawkins, is a member of the West Verde Lane Golf Association who made a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole at Palm Valley’s West Course, on Monday, March 2. Dick used a 7-iron to hit about 140 yards, with the ball ending its journey by rolling into the cup for the…

Leap Day – Date Night

Dan and Jeanne Schimmelfennig, Jeff and Joanne Braun, Linda and Ed Elliott, Clarita and Henry Tom, and Kathy and Tom Lopez

Donna Gillen There were several couples taking a big leap on Feb. 29, in a round robin date night tennis event. We saw Jerry and Jill Santy, our fearless organizers, leaping for long lobs on court 13, while the beautiful afternoon sun was glistening down on their court. It would not have been as lovely…