Ring that Bell this 4th of July in Sun City
Looking for a great way to spend the 4th of July in Sun City? Well you’re in luck! The Recreation Centers of Sun City is pleased to announce the 38th Annual Ring That Bell Ceremony on Monday July 4, 2016 in the Bell Center Social Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m.
This patriotic, time-honored tradition celebrates our nation’s birthday in unique Sun City AZ style with our very own Uncle Sam (portrayed by Sun City resident, Mike Lindquist) serving as the Master of Ceremonies. The fun continues in the Social Halls for RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests as they salute America with an old fashioned indoor picnic from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Bell Recreation Center, located at 16820 N. 99th Ave., Sun City.
There will be games, prizes, music, dancing and lots more so count on plenty of good times and fun for everyone attending. This year they will be serving real all-American picnic fare – hot dogs, potato chips and bottled water along with birthday cake to celebrate America’s birthday. There will be free bowling, shuffleboard, darts and billiards over at Bell Lanes to keep everyone having fun on a hot afternoon.
So be sure to stop by the 38th Annual Ring That Bell Ceremony this 4th of July. It is certain to be an all-American, only in Sun City AZ kind of celebration! Visit sunaz.com to learn more. And for more local events in Sun City for Arizona retirees and active adults, please contact Sharon Mason. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
Your Arizona Retirement Expert,
Sharon Mason, Associate BrokerRE/MAX Professionals623-810-9988www.RetireArizonaStyle.com
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Peoria Fired-Up For a Car Show
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then start your engines and head over to the annual “Fire it Up” Car Show this weekend!
The Peoria Firefighters Charities, a non-profit group made up of Peoria Firefighters, will be hosting its annual Fire it Up Car Show on Saturday, May 21st from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at State Trailer 8200 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria. The car show event will feature fire apparatus, motorcycles, custom bicycles as well as new and classic cars and trucks. There’s an expected 250 autos on displa ranging from modern cars and trucks to the classics.
This free family event in Peoria is perfect for the grandkids and will include a bouncy house, corn hole, giant Jenga, an adult Connect 4 and a large Home Depot kids workshop. In addition, there will be local food and ice cream vendors.
All funds raised by the Fire it Up Car Show go back into the community. The Peoria Firefighters Charities pays for children to attend burn camp and diabetes camp. They host also events for senior citizens and the Special Olympics, provide swim lessons for low income children, organize school reading programs and have the annual Johnny Valentine scholarship program.
If you’d like to make a donation to the Peoria Firefighters Charity or if you’d like more event details, please visit pffc.org. For more local Arizona events for active adults or if you’d like to buy a retirement home in Peoria, please contact Sharon Mason today!
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Out West Balloon Fest takes off this weekend
The nearly spring Arizona weather is perfect to enjoy outdoors. And if you love colorful air balloons, yummy food and the energy of outdoor festivities, then you’ll definitely want to visit the Outwest Balloon Fest this weekend. This Friday March 4th, 5th, and 6th kicks off the second edition of the balloon festival at the University of Phoenix Stadium located at 1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ.
There is something for everyone at this family fun event including music, vendors, food, Kidszone for the grandkids and, of course tons of breathtaking, colorful hot air balloons. Participants have the chance to get a taste of the balloon ride experience on site with a tethered ride each evening of the festival or go for the full experience of a passenger balloon ride on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.
And if you want to get some exercise while supporting a great cause, then you can register for the G1GABLAST 5k Fun Run on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00am on the University of Phoenix Stadium property. The family friendly 5k fun run benefits Cox Charities with one lucky random race registrant will be dran to win an iPad Pro. The fun begins March 4th and 5th from 5:30am to 9:00pm and ends March 6th at 4:00pm. Visit outwestballoonfest.com for ticket pricing and schedule details.
For more Sun City events for active adults and Arizona retirees, please contact Sharon Mason.
Sun City Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Workshop
Whether you’re an Arizona retiree or an active adult who’s always out and about, you know the importance of how health impacts the quality of your life. In fact, according to a 2014 study in the journal Health Affairs, those 65 and older spent about $18,424 per person on personal health care, “about three times more than the average working-age adult and about five times more than the average child.” And with the number of senior citizens on the rise (they make up over 13 percent of the overall population) healthy living has become even more important standard of living for the aging population.
Thankfully, at any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the Sun City Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Workshop on Wednesday, October 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Sun City Branch Library located at 16828 N. 99th Ave; Sun City.
This free workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity; Physical health and exercise; Diet and nutrition; Social engagement. RSVP is required at 602.528.0545 and more information can be found here. The Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Workshop is recommended for anyone interested in looking for information on ways to age as well as possible so spread the word and bring a friend or two. Because the best way to enjoy retired living is when you’re at your absolute healthiest!
For more information about local events in Sun City, AZ or to locate the perfect Sun City retirement community to best enjoy healthy living, please contact Sharon Mason today.