Summer is upon us once again. Before I retired from education back in the Midwest, summer meant great weather and time to spend with my sons.
Summer still means staying active, but in Arizona it means the brutal temperatures appear. People new to Arizona soon learn that you can be outside in the morning and after sunset, but you stay in the air conditioning or the pools in the afternoon.
Still there is a lot to do in Sun City in the summer.
All the board standing committees as well as the Board of Directors take the summer off, so they won’t be back until September. There are still committees that need more help if you are interested in getting involved. The Properties Committee meets three times per year. The members of this committee have designated times throughout the year where they go and inspect Recreation Centers of Sun City properties and report any problems that RCSC needs to address. It takes a lot of people, so more help would be appreciated.
The chair and co-chair will work with you so you know what is expected and how to go about your inspections. If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee or another committee, just contact the Corporate Office at 623-561-4600 and they will put you in contact with the chair of that committee so you can be ready to participate in September.
If you haven’t seen the first production on “Sun City in Focus” yet, please check out the RCSC YouTube and watch it. This was produced by the Communication Through Technology Committee and they would appreciate your feedback. Management will soon be posting the committee’s second production. Those videos may give you some ideas on places you want to see in Sun City or activities you might like to get involved with in your free time. If you have an idea for segments, feel free to share your thoughts with Chairman Mike Ege (email email@example.com) .
With longer days during the summer some of the hours of our recreation centers are extended so you can cool off in the pools, go work out in air conditioning or join one of our various clubs. Bell, 16820 N. 99th Ave., and Fairway, 10600 W. Peoria Ave., centers are open 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday. Lakeview, 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd.; Mountain View, 9749 N. 107th Ave.; and Oakmont, 10725 W. Oakmont Drive, centers are open 6 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Marinette, 9860 W. Union Hills Drive, and Sundial, 14801 N. 10rd Ave., centers are open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Grand Center, 10415 W. Grand Ave., which is just clubs, is open 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. These hours will continue through Labor Day.
If you have your grandchildren visiting this summer and would like to take them swimming, please remember there are age limits. In order to use the pools at Bell and Sundial they must be 18. To use the pools at Fairway, Lakeview, Marinette, Mountain View and Oakmont they must be 16. We do allow children ages 4-15 to use the Mountain View pool 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, the Marinette pool from 1-4 p.m. daily and the Lakeview pool 4 p.m. to closing. Birth certificates will be required for children ages 4-5. You can also take those grandchildren who are at least 6 years old to play mini-golf at Bell, Lakeview, Mountain View and Sundial centers.
Tickets are on sale for two concerts scheduled this fall at Sundial. The first ticketed show will be Wednesday, Sept. 15 (Rolling Stones tribute) and the second one will be Wednesday, Oct. 6 (Neil Diamond tribute). You can purchase your tickets for those two shows at the Events and Entertainment Office at Sundial.
The Sun Bowl Shows at Sun City’s iconic open-air amphitheater, 10220 N. 107th Ave., one block south of Fairway Center, will return on Sunday nights starting Sept. 26. Food trucks will arrive 1.5 hours before show time, so bring your lawn chair and grab a bite before the concerts begin. Mark your calendar right now as we plan to honor veterans with an extra special Sun Bowl concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 featuring Sun City’s very own concert band and women’s chorus.
Do your best to stay cool and well hydrated as summer temperatures are here until October. But just remember, there is plenty to do here is Sun City no matter how hot it gets.
Editor’s Note: Sue Wilson is Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors president for 2021.