Category: August 2023

Fall Art Show and Sale Is October 14

Emily Grotta Once again, PebbleCreek’s talented artists are hard at work planning for the Fall Art Show, which will be held in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Not only is it an opportunity to see and purchase original artwork by neighbors and friends, but attendees will also enjoy…

A Fun Lunch Was Enjoyed by the Singles Club

Kathy Smith Thirty-five people from the Singles Club traveled to the Arizona Culinary Institute du Jour Restaurant in Scottsdale, to have a unique experience in dining. There were eight students present who spoke to us about what their plans were after their graduation, as they had about one week remaining of their 8-month education. They said the…

PCLGA Players Play in Falcon Dunes LASSI Tournament

Carole Schumacher Another Ladies Arizona Summer Survivor Invitational (LASSI) Tournament of 2023 was played at Falcon Dunes Golf Club at Luke Air Force Base on June 28. Although it was a hot but breezy day, PebbleCreek was well represented with 10 players: Linda Sweet, Karen Stadjuhar, Tess Braden, Carol Taylor, Lyn Ochs, Dana Becraft, Jeanie…

LifeLong Learning: How to Grow New Brain Cells

Bill Nee TED Talk presenter and neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret shares her studies showing that adult brains create new nerve cells in the hippocampus, a brain area involved in memory and mood, under certain conditions.  Thuret says that even older adults can grow new neurons. She offers research and practical advice on how to help one’s brain…

The Irish American Club Supports Our Community Through Charitable Giving

Amy Volstromer One of the Irish American Club’s important missions is charity, and this year’s nonprofit organizations, carefully selected by the club’s Charitable Contributions Committee (CCC), are “All Faith Community Services” and “Thrive.” The club was honored to be able to give a donation of $8,000 to each organization, both of whom are truly deserving…

Christmas in July for Sewers and Quilters

Cathy Howell The PebbleCreek Sewing Club and the PebbleCreek Quilt Club hosted a combined sewing drop-in workshop on the first Wednesday of July. Donna Aybar is the social chairperson of the PebbleCreek Quilt Club and the co-president of the PebbleCreek Sewing Club. She came up with the idea of a joint drop-in sewing day to…

PebbleCreek Community Church Supports Christian Scholarships

Edna DeFord As part of a June worship service, the PebbleCreek Community Church welcomed Dr. Anthony W. Allen, vice president of advancement at Arizona Christian University (ACU), as a speaker for Moments for Missions. During the worship service, Edna DeFord, missions committee chairperson, and John Aycock, missions committee member, presented Dr. Allen with a $5,000…

Bridge Results

Monday Non-Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge Sandy Blackburn During the hot summer months, it’s a good time to stay inside and play some bridge. This group meets in the Palm Room at Eagle’s Nest. If you are new to the community or have been a longtime resident and would like to play duplicate bridge, we would enjoy…

News from the Sky: Airport Museum—35 Years and Counting

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport For 35 years the Phoenix Airport Museum has been filling Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with art. The museum is located throughout the entire airport system. Visitors to the airport can view art inside, outside, above, and below. Artist-designed floors, ceilings, and murals, as well as themed exhibitions and an…

2 Your Health: Walking Can Decrease Low Back Pain

AzOPT It is estimated that almost half of the U.S. population will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Low back pain can decrease our ability to participate in recreational sports and everyday activities, such as dressing and getting out of bed. Back pain can be acute (short duration, less than 4…