OCTOBER 17, 18, 19 & 20 • THURSDAY-SUNDAY
DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: DRINKING HABITS 

Written by Tom Smith.Two nuns have been secretly making and selling wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on the trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest in order to verify their suspicions.Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled in this laugh-out-loud traditional farce. For tickets: www.granddrama.com or www.grandinfo.com or visit the Activities Desk (8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday)

$12/person 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance 2:30 p.m. Cash Bar Performance 3 p.m. Sonoran Plaza

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OCTOBER 19 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP
AZ COYOTES VS OTTAWA SENATORS


Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Arizona Coyotes hockey team to a win over the Ottawa Senators in the comfort of the Gila River Arena.


$85/pp 2:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area

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OCTOBER 22 • TUESDAY • PALM CENTER EVENT
NEWCOMER’S MIXER


If you’re a new resident come join us for our Newcomer’s Mixer. Enjoy a drink on us while you mix and mingle with the Associations staff, board members, clubs and volunteer opportunities. In addition, meet other new residents in the community. There will be a brief presentation to review some important information that will help you get started on the right foot. FREE TICKETS
Available at the Activities Ticket Desk or Online.
Free tickets must be reserved prior and presented upon arrival. Please contact the Activities desk to register for this event, for more information call Adam Nunez (Creative Projects Manager) 623-546-7426
FREE 3p.m. Doors Open – 5p.m. Palm Center

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OCTOBER 23 • WEDNESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
LUNCH AT THE ASYLUM


We’re on our way to Jerome, Arizona and the Grand Hotel. Famously spooky—the Grand Hotel was originally constructed in 1926 and started out as the United Verde Hospital, the most modern and well-equipped hospital in all of the western states. The hospital closed in 1950 as mining petered out, and then stood vacant for 44 years until the building was purchased, then renovated and reopened as the Grand Hotel. This is when the accounts of paranormal activities at the hotel began to be conveyed to the staff. Guests at the hotel have reported hearing coughing, labored breathing, and even voices coming from empty rooms. They have also reported smells coming from rooms, such as flowers, dust, cigar smoke, and whiskey. Others report light anomalies and the television sets turning themselves on with no explanation, and still others have reported seeing apparitions of women in nurse’s uniforms! Jerome is said to be one of the 10 most haunted cities in America, with the Grand Hotel being their most famously haunted building. Halloween at the Grand Hotel is just incredible, with spooky holiday décor streaming from end to end! We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, included, at the award-winning Asylum Restaurant—where the menu offers everything from gourmet salads to big delicious sandwiches and burgers, homemade soup and more. We’ll take some time after lunch to explore the hotel and then head into the charming and historic downtown area. Jerome is home to many wonderful galleries, great little shops, wine tasting rooms and so much more. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$99 Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 24 • THURSDAY • GRAND TRIP
SHOPPING – BILTMORE FASHION PARK


Join us for a fun day of shopping at a favorite shopping destination in the Valley! Biltmore Fashion Park is an upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.
$25/person Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area at 9:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. Bus Departs Shopping Center

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OCTOBER 24 & 25 •
THURSDAY & FRIDAY • MUSIC
2019 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC
"AN EVENING WITH SONORAN SKIES"

This year’s Celebration of Music, “An Evening with Sonoran Skies”, is a dual performance production by the Sonoran Skies band and four very special guest performers, all of whom are Sun City Grand musicians. The Sonoran Skies band continues to expand its eclectic repertoire of pop music from the 50's through the 90's and will present all new selections for its portion of the program while serving as musical accompaniment and vocal backup for the guest performers. The guests include:
SANDY GREENBERG -- her vocals are reminiscent of singers like Olivia Newton-John and Carly Simon. Sandy has sung in many of the SCG Music Club events as well as being an active participant in SCG Drama & Comedy Club productions.
CHUCK SPADAFORE -- is a multi-talented SCG guitarist and singer who brings to the stage some great acoustic guitar adaptations of well-known classic rock songs.
JIM WARD -- has appeared in many Music Club programs, lending his deep bass vocals to choral songs as well as various small vocal groups. In this year's Celebration of Music, Jim will provide his unique vocal backup for several songs throughout the program.
JEAN MCCURDY -- brings ballads to life with some soulful renditions of songs that are filled with imagination, inspiration, and hope.
DON’T MISS THE CELEBRATION OF MUSIC 2019: “AN EVENING WITH SONORAN SKIES”!

$15/person Reserved Floor & Tiered Seating; 6:30 p.m. Doors/Cash Bar open, 7:00 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza
Tickets may also be purchased at the Activities Desk (Open -M - F 8am - 4pm)
For further information: contact Sherry Bennett at 616-450-0327.

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OCTOBER 26 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT
VERDE CANYONE RAILROAD-SOLD OUT


Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four hour diesel train journey to laces only accessible by rail. See Crimson cliffs, eagles nests, white water rapids, and abandoned gold mines. First-class service has fewer passengers indoors and out. All cars access a shaded open-air viewing car. This Tour Includes: Transportation, Ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. First class includes beverages.
$129/pp Coach Class Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 26 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT
VERDE CANYON RAILROAD


Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four hour diesel train journey to laces only accessible by rail. See Crimson cliffs, eagles nests, white water rapids, and abandoned gold mines. First-class service has fewer passengers indoors and out. All cars access a shaded open-air viewing car. This Tour Includes: Transportation, Ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. First class includes beverages.
$189/pp First Class Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 26 • SATURDAY • DANCE

HALLOWEEN DANCE #1

Sun City Grand will be rocking and jiving to two identical Halloween dances on the same night. Dance No. 1 will feature one of our favorite entertainers, Harry Mathews at Cimarron Center. The only difference between the dances will be the entertainer and the place. Both dances have costume contests, will rock to the 50s to the 90s music you love. Both dances will sell out so there will be no refunds, no exceptions! Tickets, $10, are on sale now. They may be purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the Activities Office. For further information contact: Louise at 623-680-2056.
$10/person 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Dance Cimarron Center

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Monthly Rock & Swing, "Halloween Dance # 2"
Saturday, October 26, 2019,

Sonoran Plaza at 7:00 p.m.


Yes, that’s right! The fantastic double dance night is back: Sun City Grand will be rocking and jiving to two identical Halloween dances on the same night. Dance No. 2 will feature Thaddeus Rose at the Sonoran Plaza. The only difference will be the entertainer and the place. Both dances have costume contests, will rock to the 50s to the 90s music you love. Both dances will sell out so there will be no refunds, no exceptions! Tickets, $10, are on sale now. They may be purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the Activities Office. For information contact Louise at 623-680-2056.

Tickets: $10 pp. Cash bar is 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Sonoran Plaza

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OCTOBER 28-29 • MONDAY-TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY & BIOSPHERE 2


Day One: Late October is the perfect time to head to Tucson, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the American Southwest. We’ll stop first for coffee & goodies on our way to explore Mission San Xavier del Bac. A National Historic Landmark, “The White Dove of the Desert” was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692, making it the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. The church’s interior is filled with incredible statuary and mural paintings, allowing visitors to experience an 18th Century space. Afterwards we’ll head to Casino Del Sol—our headquarters for the night—a five-time recipient of a AAA Four-Diamond rating, and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. We’ll take some time to check into our rooms, and after a refresh, we’ll head out to enjoy lunch on self, with several lovely restaurants to choose from, including Festa International Buffet, offering live-action cooking stations, serving Asian wok stir-fry and sushi, delicious Italian pastas and pizzas, a roast carving station, huge salad bar, an amazing spread of desserts and so much more. Late afternoon we’ll gather again to head for Kitt Peak National Observatory to enjoy their famous Nightly Observing Program, an opportunity to learn about astronomy and viewing the night sky. We’ll discover how to view hidden objects in the sky with binoculars and view the deep sky objects with telescopes. It is a remarkable evening experience and it includes a light sandwich dinner.
Day Two: Breakfast is on self at the hotel, with a few food outlets to choose from. Later it’s back on the bus, and we’ll head for Biosphere 2, the world’s largest earth science laboratory, named one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world. Biosphere 2 serves as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. Biosphere 2 derives from the idea that it is modeled on Earth, the first biosphere. This 3.14-acre facility offers the most remarkable tour, with 7,200,000 cubic feet under sealed glass; housing biomes that include: ocean with coral reef, mangrove wetlands, tropical rainforest, Savanna grassland, and fog desert. Our private tour involves moderate walking and stair climbing. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a picnic-style lunch on the lovely grounds of the facility, included. This two-day tour into the Tucson region to explore Kitt Peak and Biosphere 2 is going to be incredible—we hope that you will join us!
$329/pp-dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request) Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 1 • FRIDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
TUBAC FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

After 59 years of producing a wildly successful arts festival in February, Tubac has added this fantastic juried arts & crafts show just in time for holiday shopping. Not that we need a festival to head to charming and historically rich Tubac, Arizona! Established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio, Tubac was the first Spanish garrison in what is now the state of Arizona. Tubac was a stop along the Camino Real (the “Royal Road”) from Mexico to the Spanish settlements in California. Tubac’s most famous resident was Juan Bautista de Anza, the first European to establish an overland route from Mexico, through the Sonoran Desert, to the Pacific Coast of California. After a fascinating struggle to exist that includes a military pullout and the railroad moving to Tucson—Tubac today is a thriving artists community with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature hand crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some great imports. Tubac is also home to plenty of wonderful little restaurants where we’ll enjoy lunch on self.
This colorful celebration of art and the creative process is always a blast. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$80/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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November 1 • FRIDAY • DANCE
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE

This country western dance welcomes popular western entertainer, J. David Sloan and Western Bred. Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the 1980's and regularly fills the ballroom here in Grand. Recently, J David Sloan was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Included in the ticket price is a free, one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets are on sale at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk. For further information contact Earlene at 623-544-3602
$10/person 6 p.m.–7 p.m. AZ 2-Step Lesson; 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Dancing
Cimarron Center

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NOVEMBER 2 • SATURDAY • GRAND EVENT
SCG FALL GARAGE SALE 

Fall Garage Sale Tickets for Saturday, November, 2nd from 7 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Spaces may be purchased only at the Activities desk and only by SCG residents with their CAM card.
$14 or $19 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities Office, Sonoran Plaza

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NOVEMBER 2 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP
AZ COYOTES VS COLORADO AVALANCHE


Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Arizona Coyotes
hockey team to a win over the Colorado Avalanche in the comfort of
the Gila River Arena.
$85/pp 4:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 2 • SATURDAY • MUSIC
GRAND CABARET AT SONORAN PLAZA presents
"SOULSTICE SOUND"

Starring Sean Mullaney & Alexandra Ncube

Performing for the first time in the Grand, Soulstice Sound pairs up two dynamic performers who each have impressive professional careers on their own. Sean brought out his best rock star persona and received rave reviews for his leading role in a major production of Jesus Christ Superstar and Alexandra stole the show with her lead role in The Book of Mormon. This show was made for the Boomer generation bringing us the best of the late 60s, 70s and 80s top hits - but anyone who enjoys truly gifted entertainers will not be disappointed.
 
Reserved table seating* $20.00 per person, 
Doors/Cash Bar open 6 p.m., Performance 7 p.m. Sonoran Plaza Ballroom
*Individual seats at tables are not reserved. First come, first choose. Dry Snacks Only.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Activities Desk (open M-F; 8am to 4pm).
Event Coordinator Didi Nielsen 623-583-4406

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NOVEMBER 4 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT
HAPPY HOUR @ THE CHAPARRAL CENTER


Are you up for Happy Hour? Please join us as we relax, have some fun and enjoy some great company. Light music, cash bar, food available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you all there! Ticket price includes one drink ticket.
$5/person 5–7 p.m. Chaparral Center

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NOVEMBER 5 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
EXPLORING SABINO CANYON


We are thrilled to announce the shuttle services have resumed at Sabino Canyon! Nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains,a range that forms the northern border of Tucson, Sabino Canyon is one of the most premier natural areas in Southern Arizona. A riparian corridor flanked by steep mountains cliffs, Sabino Canyon is a true desert oasis, with Sabino Creek flowing year-round. Shuttles allow visitors to experience the exquisite beauty of the canyon while enjoying a 45-minute, 3.8-mile tour into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The shuttles have nine stops along the route, with several restroom facilities and picnic grounds located near Sabino Creek.Sabino Canyon is home to a variety of trails, with a main road is mostly flat and paved, offering an easy nature walk. Enjoy the day from the comfort of the shuttle or jump off and explore some of Sabino Canyon’s easily navigated trails—it’s all up to you. We’ll stop for lunch on self at El Charro Café, before heading into the canyon. Established in 1922, this Tucson landmark is the Nation’s oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. El Charro’s affordable lunch menu offers something delicious for everyone. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$95/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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November 5 •TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT
RISE AND SHINE BREAKFAST


Price includes music, fresh omelets prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Must show ticket for breakfast.
$10/pp 8:30 a.m–10:30 a.m. Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite

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NOVEMBER 5 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT
SCG TRIVIA NIGHT


Grab some friends or come alone and accept the trivia challenge. Teams
of up to 6 players and prizes will be awarded to winners. Don’t miss out!
*Limited seating is available. Please note free tickets must be reserved
prior and be presented upon arrival.
FREE 6 p.m. Trivia Starts 5:30 p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

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NOVEMBER 8–10 • FRIDAY–SUNDAY • DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB
DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB—
CABARET PLAYERS PRESENTS: LEAVE ‘EM LAUGHING


If you have never been to a Cabaret performance be prepared to sit back in a cozy cabaret setting, Have a beverage of your choice and enjoy 4 short plays brought to you by SCG residents performing While reading from their scripts. Tickets may be purchased at the Activities Desk at Sonoran (open M-F; 8am to 4 pm)
Fri & Sat $8/pp 6 p.m. Doors Open 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 p.m. Performance
Sun $8/pp 2 p.m. Doors Open 2:30 p.m. Cash Bar 3 p.m. Performance
Cimarron Nightclub

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NOVEMBER 9 • SATURDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
WALKIN' ON MAIN—ART, WINE, HISTORY, MUSIC—
A CELEBRATION OF HISTORIC 89A

We’re on our way to historic Cottonwood, Arizona—a town with a reputation for lawlessness. Many of Cottonwood’s early settlers were run out of the nearby company towns, or hopeful entrepreneurs looking to establish businesses and homes of their own. Cottonwood was a bootlegging capital, known to have the best booze in the west, attracting buyers all the way from Los Angeles. Today the Verde Valley Wine Trail rolls through this Wild West town, along with lovely galleries, shops and
great little restaurants. Walkin’ on Main is a celebration of historic 89A, conveniently located in the Old Town area, an easy stroll with plenty of
outdoor seating. Verde Valley wine makers and vineyards will host a wine garden on Main Street, and wine tasting is optional and on self. We’ll
also enjoy a juried art show, live music end to end and lots of interesting food booths. This festival is a blast! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$80/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 10–13 • SUNDAY–WEDNESDAY
KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
CATALINA ISLAND-SOLD OUT


Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies,on our way to Blythe, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self. After lunch we’ll jump back on the bus and sightsee our way to Long Beach, California, where we’ll spend our first night. After checking into our hotel, we’ll take some time to refresh and then we’ll head out for dinner on self, at charming Shoreline Village, where we’ll find a variety of wonderful restaurants, offering great food at affordable prices and views overlooking the ocean. Day Two: We’ll enjoy breakfast, included, at the hotel and then its bags out and we’ll head for the pier. We’ll board a sleek catamaran style vessel with indoor & outdoor seating and plenty of big windows, offering an exciting one hour journey to Catalina Island. Upon arrival our bags will be whisked off to the gorgeous Pavilion Hotel, known for its relaxed atmosphere and personalized service. Just steps from the beach, the Pavilion Hotel offers a central courtyard and cozy fire ring where guests gather for complementary wine & cheese socials every evening before dinner. Meanwhile, we’ll head out to enjoy a lovely lunch on self at one of Catalina Island’s fantastic restaurants.Later we’ll gather to begin the “Behind the Scenes, Casino Tour.”This attraction takes guests back to a time when hundreds of people would sail to the Island to see and hear Big Bands, the likes of Benny Goodman, Gene Autry and other greats—on one of the biggest dance floors the world had ever known. Later we’ll visit the opulent Avalon Theatre, with its classic 1929 pipe organ, Art Deco murals and the fascinating Catalina Island Museum. Late afternoon we’ll arrive at our hotel and after a refresh we’ll gather for our wine & cheese social and later dinner on self and a free evening. Day Three: We’ll enjoy a fabulous hot breakfast buffet, included, on the patio of our hotel. After breakfast we’ll head out to discover the charming town of Avalon. We’ll journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides and through the heart of this historic town. We’ll see and learn about colorful local attractions, as our guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our open-air passenger vehicle. Don’t forget your camera! Later we’ll enjoy lunch on self at the restaurant of your choice and a free afternoon. Early evening finds us back at our hotel for another wine & cheese social. Later we’ll enjoy dinner on self and a free evening. Day Four: Breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’ll gather at the dock for our return to the mainland. Our own bus will meet us in Long Beach and we’ll head for Palm Springs where we’ll enjoy lunch on self. After lunch we’ll head for home with some interesting stops along the way. This is a fantastic tour and we hope you’ll join us! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$999/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request)
Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 10 • SUNDAY • GRAND TRIP
NASCAR SEMI—FINALS

Experience the intensity of the Playoffs – NASCAR style – at the
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Race, November 10.
Watch 8 Drivers battle for a Championship 4 spot.
$75/pp 8:30 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 14 • THURSDAY • DANCE
MONTHLY LINE DANCE SOCIAL

Can’t get enough dancing? Then come join Brenda Thomason as she leads dancers in a lively evening of beginners through intermediate line dancing. The contact person for the summer months (through September) is Marsha Cohn, marshago2@yahoo.com. After that, please call Kathy at 623-444-9236 or kslarson8@cox.net for additional information. Tickets are available online at www.suncitygrand.com, the Activities Desk or at the door. Everyone is welcome.

$5/person 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dancing Cimarron Center

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NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16 & 17 • THURSDAY-SUNDAY
DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: SORRY, WRONG CHIMNEY

Written by Jack Sharkey and Leo Sears. David Tittle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he is working late at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle  and his gun-toting fiancé and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas entertainment any time of the year. For tickets: www.granddrama.com or www.grandinfo.com or visit the Activities Desk (8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday)

$12/person 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance 2:30 p.m. Cash Bar  3 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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NOVEMBER 15 • FRIDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
THE APACHE TRAIL & TORTILLA FLATS


Here’s a remarkable backroad adventure, a scenic drive winding through canyons, past crazy geologic formations, desert flora and fauna and spectacular lake views. We’ll travel the same route as the wagon trains in the days of the old west, the very same trail that served the stage coaches traveling through Arizona. Just a few miles into this journey we’ll find ourselves at Tortilla Flats, where we’ll stop for lunch on self. This authentic remnant of a ghost town started out as a stage stop in 1904 and now serves as a great lunch stop along the Trail, with a menu that runs from burgers & dogs, to sandwiches, chicken platters and more. This is a thrilling tour that can be enjoyed throughout the year. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$80/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 15 • FRIDAY • GRAND EVENT
BARLEENS SEASON PREMIERE

Welcome to the opening show of the 2019-2020 season! It is sure to be
a blast with the Barleens cast, as we delight our audiences with a vast
array of instruments, music and comedy. Your ticket price includes the
dinner, show and ride.
$62/person 4:00 p.m. Sonoran Plaza Parking area

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NOVEMBER 15 • FRIDAY •  BALLROOM DANCE - COME CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES

Join us to celebrate this special ballroom dance which highlights the anniversaries of our dancers! Vito Mandarino will play waltz, swing, rumba, tango, fox-trot as well as popular Latin dances. Ballroom dance requests are always welcome. Dress code: no shorts, no jeans, no flip flops. Snacks and soft drinks welcome. Cake and coffee will be served. For information about social ballroom dances and/or lessons, contact Charlie at 623-282-8419 or ScgBallroom@cox.net. Tickets are available on line at www.suncitygrand.com or at the SCG Activities desk. 

$10 pp. 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dancing Cimarron Center

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NOVEMBER 16 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP
BLUE MAN GROUP AT ASU GAMMAGE

Now a true phenomenon in the world of entertainment, the Blue Man Group have come a long way since their inception in the late ‘80s.The drums and bright paint remain but the rest of the show has had several injections of technological trickery, current cultural references and refreshed humor. Oh no, this isn’t the show you saw all those years ago - the Blue Man Group is back with brand new show Speechless! Seen live by over 35 million people worldwide, Blue Man Group blends percussive music, vaudeville, art and theater to create a multi-sensory experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

$112/pp 5:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area Bus departs the Gammage at the end of the performance

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NOVEMBER 17 • SUNDAY • GRAND TRIP
SHOPPING - KIERLAND COMMONS

Join us for a fun day of shopping at a favorite shopping destination in the Valley! Kierland Commons is an upscale shopping mall with highend department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.
$25/pp 11:15 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area
5:00 p.m. Bus Departs Shopping Center

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NOVEMBER 18 • MONDAY • GRAND TRIP
AZ COYOTES VS LOS ANGELES KINGS

Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Arizona Coyotes hockey team to a win over the Los Angeles Kings in the comfort of the Gila River Arena.
$85/pp 5:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 19 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
FALL FOLIAGE FINALE AT BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM

You can always predict how the fall foliage will move around the state of Arizona, with the final and most dramatic blast of color to be experienced at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Home to a grove of 40-foot Chinese pistachio trees, famously ablaze in shades of red and burgundy, mid to late November. The sight of this stand of trees alone is worth a fall pilgrimage! Founded in 1924 as a desert plant research facility and living museum, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is the oldest botanical garden west of the Mississippi. An easy main trail runs through the park, leading visitors to various exhibits and natural areas. We’ll stop in Superior for lunch at Porter’s Café, before heading into the Arboretum. Don’t miss Taco Tuesday—a great favorite with the locals! We’ll be offered a choice of two chicken or beef tacos served with rice & beans and a soft drink—and it’s all included. This annual trek should not be missed! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$97/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 22 & 23 • FRIDAY & SATURDAY • MUSIC
CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB -  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES

Starring Nicole Pesce & Jan Sandwich

Performing for the first time in the Nightclub, we are pleased to present two of the most popular and dynamic entertainers in Arizona. Jan has been a professional entertainer her entire life. She’s acted in movies, television and live theater and singing is a passion of hers. This duo brings us some of the most loved songs from our favorite movies. Nicole was recognized as one of the ‘top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix’ by the Arizona Republic. With a huge fan base, tickets will sell out quickly.

$20/person; 6 p.m. Doors/Cash Bar open; 7 p.m. Performance Cimarron Center

Dry Snacks Only; bring a sweater or light jacket.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Activities Desk (Open M-F 8:00 a.m-4:00 pm).
Event Coordinator: Didi Nielsen 623-583-4406

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November 22 • FRIDAY
MONTHLY ROCK AND SWING DANCE - "Rockin' OLDIES"

This rock and swing dance, formerly known as the Monthly Variety Dance, will feature The Rhythm Edition Band. The 7-piece Rhythm Edition Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the valley for more than 20 years., The band features classic rock, R&B, Motown and the Top 40. With five lead singers they can play a wide range of musical styles. Rhythm Edition has performed for numerous local events as well as here at Grand. Tickets may be purchased online at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk or at the door. For further information contact: Louise at 623-680-2056.
$10/person 6:30p.m. Cash Bar 7-10 p.m. Dancing Sonoran Plaza

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KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
THANKSGIVING IN LAS VEGAS AND
MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas is a Kindred Tours Holiday Classic! Temperatures, crowds and rates are down, with loads of fun to be had both on and off the Strip! Day One: We’ll head towards Las Vegas with plenty of breaks and a stop for lunch on self, on our way to the Golden Nugget Casino Resort—our headquarters for the next two nights. We’ll check into our hotel and after a refresh, we’ll head out to dinner, included, at the award-winning Golden Nugget Buffet. Enjoy live cooking stations, serving up more than 100 different choices, featuring American, Italian and Asian cuisine, a fresh fruit & salad bar and a dessert spread that is out of this world. A full bar is available and on self. After dinner we’ll head to Mandalay Bay to enjoy Michael Jackson ONE— an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflect the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience in the world of Michael Jackson’s music. Driven by his biggest hits, heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-theart surround-sound environment. Rolling Stone calls it “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments.” Day Two: A fabulous breakfast buffet is included at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus headed to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just 15 miles west of Las Vegas. Don’t forget your camera! Red Rock Canyon offers the most incredible views of desert beauty— towering red cliffs and abundant wild life—a stark contrast to the bright lights and glitz of Las Vegas. This gorgeous conservation area is home to about 200 different animals, which include: burros, coyotes, bighorn sheep, red tailed hawks, golden eagles, hummingbirds, wild horses, bobcats, and mountain lions. Early afternoon we’ll head back to our hotel to refresh before our Thanksgiving Dinner, included, at the hotel—a lavish spread that also includes the traditional Thanksgiving favorites. After dinner we’ll head out to explore the flashy Las Vegas Strip, with a very special stop at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino—home to Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden. Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter. This is the final weekend for Harvest, an enchanting autumn landscape, featuring towering peacocks and mystical creatures—so spectacular that over 20,000 people, from all over the world, pass through this garden daily. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening, and there is much to see and do in Las Vegas! Day Three: We’ll enjoy a relaxed breakfast buffet at the hotel, included. After breakfast it’s bags out and we’re back on the bus headed for home, with plenty of great stops and sightseeing along the way. Don’t miss out on this remarkable Holiday Tour! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$649/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request)
Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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NOVEMBER 30 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP PHOENIX SYMPHONY - HOLIDAY POPS

It’s the most wonderful time of year as the Valley’s most beloved holiday tradition, Holiday Pops, returns to Symphony Hall. Join The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus to experience this festive concert of seasonal favorites and the everpopular Holiday Sing-Along, guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Run time for this performance is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
$81/person 6 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 3 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT
RISE AND SHINE BREAKFAST


Price includes music, fresh omelets prepared on site to your taste with the following ingredients, diced ham, sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, shredded jack cheese, diced red and green peppers, bacon and sausage. Also includes home fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. Ticket purchase required prior to event. Must show ticket for breakfast.
$10/pp 8:30 a.m–10:30 a.m. Palms/Palo Verde/Mesquite

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DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT
ELF THE MUSICAL AT AZ BROADWAY


Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins! Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who, as a baby, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. When his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find The World’s Greatest Dad and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember There Is a Santa Claus. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf!
$85/pp 4:30 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area. Dinner 5:30 p.m. Performance 7:30 p.m.

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DECEMBER 5 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT
SCG TRIVIA NIGHT


Grab some friends or come alone and accept the trivia challenge. Teams of
up to 6 players and prizes will be awarded to winners. Don’t miss out on this
event with Adam Nunez our Creative Project Manager. *Limited seating is
available. Please note free tickets must be reserved prior and be presented
upon arrival.
FREE 6 p.m. Trivia Starts 5:30 p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

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DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • FREE SPIRIT
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS AND MILL AVE FAIR


Visit the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and live entertainment throughout. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$99/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 6 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP
SHOPPING – SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE


Join us for a fun day of shopping at a favorite shopping destination in the Valley! Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale shopping mall with highend department stores & retailers, plus restaurants.
$25/pp 8:30 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Area
3:30 p.m. Bus Departs Shopping Center

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December 6 • FRIDAY • DANCE
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE

This country western dance welcomes popular western entertainer, J. David Sloan and Western Bred. Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the 1980's and regularly fills the ballroom here in Grand. Recently, J David Sloan was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Included in the ticket price is a free, one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets are on sale at www.suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk. For further information contact Earlene at 623-544-3602
$10/person 6 p.m.–7 p.m. AZ 2-Step Lesson; 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Dancing Sonoran Plaza

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DECEMBER 7–8 • SATURDAY–SUNDAY
KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
LAKE HAVASU CITY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & BOAT PARADE


Day One: Kick off your holiday season with this spirited trip to Lake Havasu City! We’ll head northwest with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to Bouse, Arizona, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self. Back on the bus we’ll explore a remarkable stretch of western Arizona as we make our way to Lake Havasu City. We’ll check into the Hampton Inn—the most beautiful hotel in town after a recent nine-million-dollar renovation. We’ll take time for a refresh before heading to Cha-Bones, voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the state of Arizona. We’ll arrive at Cha-Bones in plenty of time to enjoy their fabulous Happy Hour, on self. Take advantage of specially priced cocktails, beer and wine, along with half-price appetizers—TAPAS!—20 different Spanish inspired small-plates. Make it a meal or order an entrée from a menu that offers seafood brought in daily, handtrimmed Angus beef and handcrafted scratch pizzas. Later we’ll stroll under the world-famous London Bridge and explore the walkway to enjoy 500,000 lights and settle in to experience the 37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, repeatedly awarded one of the top 100 events in the US. Approximately 50 wildly decorated boats will cruise through the Bridgewater Channel, delighting the cozily dressed crowds along the shoreline.
Day Two: Breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Oatman, a living ghost town on old Route 66. This crazy town began as a mining tent camp over 100 years ago, but quickly became a flourishing gold mining center in 1915, when two miners struck a tenmillion- dollar gold find. Mining in Oatman was short lived, but Oatman survived by catering to travelers on “The Mother Road.” The town nearly died when the route became what is now Interstate 40. Today tame burros roam the streets, descendants of the early mining burros. Make sure to check out the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned in 1939. Later we’ll head for home with a stop for lunch on self and plenty of great sightseeing along the way. This affordable holiday tour offers so much—don’t miss it! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$299/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request)
Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT
PRESCOTT CHRISTMAS PARADE AND LUNCH


Travel to “Arizona’s Christmas City”, Prescott and watch a legendary parade complete with floats and marching bands. Parade seating and lunch included. We will also stay for the Lighting of the Courthouse. A warm hospitality room will be provided in between the end of the Parade and the lighting of the Courthouse Square. Drive through the light display in Prescott Valley on the way home. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$99/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 7 • SATURDAY • FREE SPIRIT
ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE AND DINNER


The Electric Light Parade features holiday lights on everything from elaborate floats to marching bands and attracts thousands of viewers along the route. In addition to the floats, performance groups and
bands also will take part. Dinner is included. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$99/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 7 & 8 •
SATURDAY & SUNDAY • MUSIC
GRAND SINGERS AND CHORALE - HOLIDAY CONCERT

The 2019 Grand Singers and Chorale Holiday Concert is entitled Holiday Memories: Linking the Past to the Future. Let’s commemorate another season of joy and jubilation with the 144-voice Chorus and 32-voice Chorale under the direction of Pamela Weir. Your nostalgic, creative energy will build as you recall memories from childhood while enjoying songs like I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas and I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas, and those favorite, traditional tunes will manifest more holiday cheer thanks to Jingle Bells, Ding Dongs, Silver Bells, and Silent Nights or Sleigh Rides. Without a doubt, the merriest of holidays include loving memories, important traditions, and a healthy laughter among family and friends, and our program reflects those qualities with National Lampoon’s Vacation; you’ll be astounded and amused by the spin of Holiday Road as it combines with Christmas carols. What a gift to celebrate this holiday season with the Grand Singers! 

$12.00/person; Performance Sat. 7 p.m.,  Sun. 3 p.m. Sonoran Plaza.
Tickets are also available online at www.scgrandmusicclub.com or at the Activities Desk at Sonoran Plaza (Open M-F from 8am - 4pm). For Further information, contact Tammy Gordon at 602-680-0020.

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DECEMBER 9 • MONDAY • FREE SPIRIT
ZOO LIGHTS AND DINNER


The magical, colorful sights and sounds of the Phoenix Zoo's holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More then 3.8 million lights
glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. Dinner at Organ Stop Pizza is also included. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations
and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$99/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 9 • MONDAY • GRAND TRIP
PHOENIX SUNS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES


Leave the driving and parking to us and cheer our Phoenix Suns basketball as they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Relax in the comfort of the Talking Stick Arena.Seats are located in section 111.
$82/pp 4:30 p.m Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area. Game Begins at 7 p.m.

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DECEMBER 12 • THURSDAY • DANCE
MONTHLY LINE DANCE SOCIAL

Can’t get enough dancing? Then come join Brenda Thomason as she leads dancers in a lively evening of beginners through intermediate line dancing. The contact person for the summer months (through September) is Marsha Cohn, marshago2@yahoo.com. After that, please call Kathy at 623-444-9236 or kslarson8@cox.net for additional information. Tickets are available online at www.suncitygrand.com, the Activities Desk or at the door. Everyone is welcome.

$5/person 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dancing Cimarron Center

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DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • FREE SPIRIT
TRIFECTA OF LIGHTS AND DINNER

When was the last time you went Dashing through the Desert? Experience the ZoomTown Lights at the ISM Phoenix Raceway. This will include more than 300 displays that use more than three million LED lights to transform ISM Raceway into a winter wonderland. Dinner is included before continuing to World of Lights, featuring light displays from around the world. Finally, one of the most spectacular neighborhood displays is included *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick–up locations subject to change per tour vendor.

$125/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
FORT VERDE HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR


Experience a wintry holiday evening through the eyes of frontier soldiers and their families at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Once a base for
General Crook’s army scouts and soldiers, Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men and
scouts. Now a State Park, Fort Verde is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Several of the original buildings still
stand, including three historic house museums, furnished in the 1880’s period. We’ll enjoy a candlelight tour of the Officer’s quarters, all decked
out in Victorian style Christmas decorations, led by a tour guide in period clothing. We’ll arrive in Camp Verde early enough to grab some dinner
on self, with a couple of different restaurants to choose from. Don’t miss this charming tour! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred
Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$95/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 13 • FRIDAY • GRAND TRIP
BARLEENS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Become a part of the Barleen Family during the holiday season. Experience a joyful mixture of traditional and popular seasonal classics in this extraordinary performance. It's bound to become one of your favorite holiday traditions!
$62/person 4:00 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area
Doors Open 5:15 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Show Begins 7:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 
HOLIDAY BALLROOM DANCE

This ballroom dance features Manuel Dorantes. This is one of our two dress up ballroom events. Dress code: Jackets preferred, no jeans, shorts, or flip flops. For information about ballroom dances contact Charlie at 623-282-8419 or ScgBallroom@cox.net. Tickets may purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the SCG Activities Desk. Call for tickets at the door. Snacks and soft drinks welcome. $10 per person 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7- 10 p.m. Dancing Sonoran Plaza

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DECEMBER 14 •
SATURDAY • MUSIC
DESERT DIVAS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

What happened to Grandma on Christmas Eve! Will it be a white Christmas or a warm Christmas? Candles in the window? Find out the answers to these puzzling questions and more on Dec 14 as the Desert Divas perform their annual Christmas Concert at the Sonoran Plaza Ballroom. Please join us and get in the holiday spirit as you support our Sun City Grand Women’s Vocal Ensemble. The Desert Divas are a group of amazing singers, and are now under the musical direction of Eileen Tellefson. Be seated in a fesitve setting at round tables of 10 with your friends and neighbors. Sugarplums will dance in your head as you experience inspirational and lighthearted familiar and new holiday music.

$12/person Reserved Seating Tables of 10; 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7:00 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza
Tickets may also be purchased at scgrandmusicclub.com; or at the Activities Desk (Open -M - F 8am - 4pm).
Contact Eileen Tellefson at 253-225-1978 for additional information.

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DECEMBER 15 • SUNDAY • GRAND TRIP
THE NUTCRACKER AT AZ BALLET


Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as she battles mischievous mice and charms the Sugar Plum Fairy. With 150 performers, 100,000 Swarovski crystals, and Tchaikovsky’s cherished score performed live, Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker is the best way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!
$100/person 11 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking area

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DECEMBER 17 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT
TAD PRESENTS: SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS –
AMERICAN IDOL EDITION


Christmas is the most joyful time of the year and nothing celebrates the holiday as big and as bold as TAD Management’s So This Is Christmas! –AMERICAN IDOL EDITION. We have Christmas songs, Christmas trees, a stage full of incredible talent along with American Idol’s HOLLIE CAVANAGH – who finished 4th on Season 11. Now that’s what the magic of Christmas is all about! Celebrate your holiday season with the best seasonal show around and give your audience a very merry Christmas!
$20/pp Front of House $17/pp Back of House
Evening Show 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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DECEMBER 19 - 20 • THURSDAY - FRIDAY
KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY GETAWAY


Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies on our way to Palm Springs—a beautiful oasis, rich with Hollywood history, great food, luxurious hotels and so much more! Our adventure kicks off with a journey along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car. We’ll be transported to the pristine wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, while enjoying spectacular views of the valley floor below. At an elevation of 8,516 feet, we’ll reach the Mountain Station, offering a natural history museum, observation deck, gift shops, two restaurants where we’ll enjoy lunch on self, and more. Late afternoon we’ll check into the Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive, in the heart of exciting downtown Palm Springs. We’ll relax and refresh before heading out to enjoy Villagefest—the exciting Palm Springs Street Fair—promising to be all the more festive just one week before Christmas. Browse hundreds of booths offering art, jewelry and unique food. Join the locals peoplewatching from the sidewalk cafes, or shop along Palm Canyon Drive. Shops, galleries and restaurants stay open late, and we’ll enjoy dinner on self in a town that is famously FOODIE! This festival is a complete blast, attracting thousands of visitors!
Day Two: We’ll enjoy a relaxed breakfast on self, at the hotel, or at the downtown restaurant of your choice. After breakfast it’s bags out and a step-on guide from Palm Springs Celebrity Tours will join us on our bus to explore “Hollywood’s Playground.” We’ll visit famous neighborhoods, legendary secret spots and the homes of stars like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, Liberace and dozens more. We’ll journey into areas that are restricted to motorcoaches and enjoy the “Valley’s Best Date Shake” compliments of Celebrity Tours. Afterwards we’ll grab a quick lunch in Palm Springs before heading for home, with plenty of great stops along the way. This is a fantastic Holiday Getaway and we hope you’ll join us! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$355/pp dbl occ (sgl occ avail upon request)
Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 19 •
THURSDAY • MUSIC
"HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY"

David Durham and several members of the SCG Acoustic Instrument Group will once again be filling the Sonoran Ballroom with the lively and fun sounds of an old fashioned Hootenanny (sing along!!) This will be the traditional holiday version with the first half of the show featuring many of your favorite 50’s and 60’s sing-a-longs – folk, western and rock & roll. The second half will be holiday-themed songs, some traditional and some humorous. As usual, this will be a spirited event with song lyrics shown on the three overhead screens. The accompaniment will be provided by guitars, mandolins, bass, harmonica and drum. The AIG voices, along with yours – will make for one lively evening of song. All of the previous Hootenanny’s have sold out quickly, and this one will, as well – get your tickets soon and get ready to sing! 

$12/person Reserved Floor & Tiered Seating; 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza
Tickets may also be purchased at scgrandmusicclub.com; or at the Activities Desk (Open -M - F 8am - 4pm)
For more information, contact David at 623-251-5301.

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Monthly Rock & Swing, "Holiday Glitter"
Friday, December 20, 2019,

Sonoran Plaza at 7:00 p.m.

Thaddeus Rose entertains. Reserved seating. No refunds. Tickets may be purchased online at www.grandinfo.com or at the Activities Office.

For further information contact: Louise at 623-680-2056.

$10/person 6:30p.m. Cash Bar 7-10 p.m. Dancing Sonoran Plaza

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DECEMBER 21 • SATURDAY • MUSIC
CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB - "WINTER WONDERLAND"

Presented by BrockPro Entertainment

This jolly one-night romp of holiday classics sets just the right mood for the weekend before Christmas. This performance showcases the talent of professional singer/dancers Liz Fallon, Molly Lajoie and Matravius Avent. Each of them has impressive musical credentials starring in major productions of Funny Girl and Cats. Matravius is a featured performer at Tokyo Disney Resort. We’re happy to welcome them to the Grand.

$20/person; 6 p.m. Doors/Cash Bar open; 7 p.m. Performance Cimarron Center

Dry Snacks Only; bring a sweater or light jacket.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Activities Desk (Open M-F 8:00 a.m-4:00 pm).
Event Coordinator: Didi Nielsen 623-583-4406

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DECEMBER 24 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT DURANT’S


“In my humble opinion...Good Friends, Great Steaks, & the Best Booze, are the necessities of life.” Jack Durant Christmas Eve at Durant’s is a Kindred Tours Holiday Classic! A true Arizona landmark, an icon, Durant’s is famous for its humble pink exterior and backdoor entrance through the kitchen. Once inside, get ready for some old-school elegance in a private dining room, beautifully decked out for the holidays. We’ll begin our late afternoon dinner with a glass of cabernet, chardonnay, or rose, and an appetizer tray served with hot La Brea bread with garlic leek butter. Our second course offers a choice of garden salad or Durant’s soup of the day. Entrée choices include: 8 oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Durant’s very popular 10 oz, Broiled Pork Chop, Chicken Piccata with Lemon, Caper White Wine Sauce, Jumbo Shrimp Scampi with Linguine, Chicken Marsala in Marsala Sauce with Mushrooms, Clams Linguine with Pasta. All entrees will be served with choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Rice Pilaf, Waffle Fries or Sweet Potato Fries. We’ll follow it all up with a slice of Chocolate Indulgence, or White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. Coffee, soda and iced tea are included. After our early dinner we’ll explore some of the Valley’s most dramatic pockets of holiday lights— entire neighborhoods decked out in spectacular displays—some even synchronized to holiday radio stations! This is a wonderful Christmas Eve celebration, filled with friendship and the spirit of the season! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$135/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 2 • MONDAY - WEDNESDAY • FREE SPIRIT
ROSE BOWL PARADE FOUR DAY GETAWAY


The "Parade of all Parades" will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year's Day and you'll have great seats along the parade route for up-close-viewing. See the giant floral floats. Smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands. Itinerary: Day 1 - Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Check into the Red Lion in Anaheim. Dinner is included this evening at Bubba Gump’s. Day 2 - This morning, travel to Pasadena to see the floats being made – up close and personal. Then travel to Riverside for the Festival of Lights. Dinner is included at the Spaghetti Company in Riverside. Day 3 - A box breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. Lunch is on your own at Universal City Walk. Then visit Hollywood before returning to the hotel. Day 4 - Return to the Valley. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$1150/pp sgl occ Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 2 • MONDAY - WEDNESDAY • FREE SPIRIT
ROSE BOWL PARADE FOUR DAY GETAWAY


The "Parade of all Parades" will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year's Day and you'll have great seats along the parade route for up-close-viewing. See the giant floral floats. Smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands. Itinerary: Day 1 - Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Check into the Red Lion in Anaheim. Dinner is included this evening at Bubba Gump’s. Day 2 - This morning, travel to Pasadena to see the floats being made – up close and personal. Then travel to Riverside for the Festival of Lights. Dinner is included at the Spaghetti Company in Riverside. Day 3 - A box breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. Lunch is on your own at Universal City Walk. Then visit Hollywood before returning to the hotel. Day 4 - Return to the Valley. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Free Spirit Vacations and Events and may be combined with other communities. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$795/pp dbl occ; Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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DECEMBER 31 • TUESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE SILVER STAR THEATRE


The Silver Star is Arizona’s premier dinner & show venue. This multimillion- dollar facility features tiered seating with unobstructed views and state of the art sound and lighting. We’ve reserved great seats front and center for the best New Year’s Eve party in the Valley! The Grande Buffet will feature a prime rib carving station, along with a twenty-five item salad bar, many lovely side dishes, and a variety of scrumptious entrées. We’ll top it all off with a big slice of chocolate cake and Starbucks coffee. A full bar service is also available, but not included. The show will be a fast-paced, high energy, extended version of the Rhythm Cat’s variety shows—the songs we all know and love. We’ll countdown to midnight with the East Coast—10 p.m. our time—when we’ll toast in the New Year with complimentary champagne! This New Year’s Eve celebration is going to be foot stompin’ fun and we hope you’ll come with us! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$129/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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December 31 • Tuesday • DANCE CLUB
New Year’s Eve Variety Dance


The Sun City Grand Dance Club is happy to present our first ever New Year’s Eve Variety Dance. Two of the Valley’s most popular entertainers, Michael Carollo and Manuel Dorantes, will play music to suit ballroom dancers, rock and swing dancers, country western, and just-plain-folk who want a New Year’s Eve with friends. The club will take over the Cimarron Nightclub for a cash bar, photo area, and appetizer buffet – in addition to the Agua Fria and Gila Rooms for dancers. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and ends when the ball drops at midnight in New York – that’s 10 p.m. here. Tickets may be purchased at www.suncitygrand.com starting Oct. 3 at midnight or at the SCG Activities Desk Limit 10 tickets per person. For information contact Gary at 623-556-4059 or ginman@cox.net.
$25/pp 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Dancing Cimarron Center

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JANUARY 6 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT 

JANUARY 7 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT 

THE BROADWAY CONCERT EXPERIENCE

A Spectacular “Greatest Hits of Broadway” Concert
THE BROADWAY CONCERT EXPERIENCE brings to the stage the greatest blockbuster hits of Broadway and the West End in one massive show. From West Side Story to Les Miserables and Oklahoma to The Phantom of the Opera, this show will appeal to music and concert lovers everywhere.

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House                                                                      $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series  
3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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JANUARY 13 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT 

JANUARY 14 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - BEE GEES TRIBUTE

THE INTERNATIONAL BEE GEES TRIBUTE! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is a sensational production featuring massive dance hits such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “Nights on Broadway” along with iconic Bee Gees ballads such as “I Started a Joke,” “Massachusetts,” “Words,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” and “To Love Somebody.”

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series
3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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FEBRUARY 3 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT

FEBRUARY 4 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT

THE ANDREW WALESCH BIG BANDS - 100 YEARS OF SINATRA


Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a new and compelling voice on the national jazz scene. In his, sold-out shows with his 10-piece band, Walesch is a traditionalist and an iconoclast rolled into one. His audiences include jazz enthusiasts, as well as a younger crowd compelled by his down-home insouciance, and the knowing irreverence of a tried-and-true American nightclub entertainer. “Although they are my idols, I don’t attempt to imitate the great pop and jazz artists of the 50’s and 60’s,” the singer says. He will provide a show you sure do not want to miss!

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series 3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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FEBRUARY 17 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT 

FEBRUARY 18 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT 

THE ROLLERBOYS

The Rollerboys are a 1950s Rock ‘n Roll vocal group, with one big twist… they wear rollerskates. If you love the sounds of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and many more, then get ready to tap your feet to the awesome vocals sounds of THE ROLLERBOYS. Bringing you Rock ‘n Roll on roller skates… The Rollerboys, comprised of some of the hottest West End stars from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Starlight Express, performing LIVE on Center Stage. This is a show unlike any other!

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House                                                      $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series                                  3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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FEBRUARY 21-23 & FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1 • FRIDAY-SUNDAY • DRAMA
21ST ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW

Enjoy comedy, singing and the dancing Grandettes‘Guys for yet another memorable show. Always a fan favorite event and a SELL OUT. For tickets: www.granddrama.com or www.grandinfo.com or visit the Activities Desk (9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday)

$18/person Friday & Saturday 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar  7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza
$18/person Sunday 2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4 • WEDNESDAY - WEDNESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
BAJA WHALES AND WINE


Baja California is a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula, bordering the U.S. state of California. Pristine and undeveloped, the landscape spans mountains and beaches on the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California. It is a region of uninhabited islands, the confluence of sea, mountains and desert. The heart-stopping, up-close experience of meeting gray whales, followed by this region’s award winning wine trail makes for a small-group tour of a lifetime! Day One: PHOENIX-SAN DIEGO Travel by motorcoach to San Diego. Join your tour director this evening for a welcome cocktail and a briefing at the hotel. Day Two: SAN DIEGO-SAN QUINTIN Depart this morning for Northern Baja California, Mexico. Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico. We’ll cross the border via Tijuana, the world’s busiest land border crossing. Visit Tijuana’s bustling Mercado Hidalgo before continuing on scenic Highway 1 to Ensenada for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, return to Highway 1 traveling south through Northern Baja’s tomato, strawberry and pepper fields, along the way to San Quintin and tonight’s Welcome Dinner. Day Three: SAN QUINTIN-GUERRERO NEGRO Continue on Highway 1 to Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, through the Desierto Central de Baja California, with its unique desert vegetation. Stop in Catavina along the way to take a short walk through this fascinating desert with rock formations and granite boulders, to nearby caves. We’ll explore cave paintings that offer a glimpse into the indigenous peoples that once populated this region. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Guerreo Negro, which will serve as our base camp for tomorrow’s whale watching. Dinner this evening is at the hotel. Day Four: GUERRERO-WHALE WATCHING Early this morning depart for Guerrero Negro’s nearby lagoon, Ojo de La Liebre. These lagoons serve as the magnificent gray whale’s first calving stop on their journey from the Bering Strait. Aboard small, non-intrusive boats, captained by local guides, we’ll experience an up-close encounter with these gentle and curious giants. After our excursion, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a refresh. Later we’ll visit the largest evaporative salt production facility in the world, before returning to the hotel. Dinner is on self this evening. Day Five GUERRERO NEGRO-CATAVINA Mid-morning we’ll return to Ojo de La Liebre, also known as Scammon’s Lagoon. Again we’ll experience a close encounter with not just the incredible gray whales, but also dolphins, sea lions and seals. This region is lined with giant osprey nests and is visited by an exotic variety of migrating birds. Later we’ll return to town, board our motorcoach, and head north for the village of Catavina. Dinner this evening is at the hotel Day Six: ENSENADA This morning we’ll continue to head north to the bustling port city of Ensenada. We’ll enjoy lunch along the way, check into our hotel, and after a refresh we’ll join our tour director for a stroll through downtown Ensenada. Later enjoy a free evening. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the charming shops, taquerias and cafes of Ensenada. Day Seven: ENSENADA-GUADALUPE VALLEY WINE COUNTRY This morning we’ll travel to the famous La Bufadora (Blowhole), the world’s second largest marine geyser—a fantastic photo opportunity. We’ll continue our journey to the Guadalupe Valley, Mexico’s premier wine country, home to wineries that rival Napa Valley. We’ll enjoy a visit to a locally owned winery and lunch, before returning to Ensenada. Later we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers at a local restaurant. Day Eight: ENSENADA TO PHOENIX After breakfast we’ll return to the U.S., crossing through Los Algodones Port of Entry. Our next stop will be Yuma, for an optional lunch on self, before continuing to Phoenix. *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$1875/pp dbl occ; sgl occ avail upon request Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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MARCH 2 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT     

MARCH 3 • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT                 

THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE -   FEATURING THE ZMED BROTHRES

The Everly brothers have recorded 21 studio albums, sold more than 60 million records worldwide, had over 30 billboard top -100 singles, which still to this day is the record for most billboard charting hits of any sibling rock duo ever, they received numerous accolades in their later career, and influenced countless legendary artist that came after them including The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Bee Gees, Neil Young… and the list goes on. THE ZMED BROTHERS are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate and singular origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo.The 5 piece band consists of drums, electric guitar, bass, and the two singing brothers (Zachary and Dylan Zmed) up front with the signature Everly acoustic guitars.

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series 3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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MARCH 9 • MONDAY • GRAND EVENT

MARCH 11 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND EVENT

BLACK MARKET TRUST

The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor. Add some intricate vocal harmonies, a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy and it’s clear to audiences why The Black Market Trust have quickly earned a reputation as one of the premier live acts performing in music today. Be transported as they meld two distinctly different vibes- one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub- into a cohesive, stylish sound.

$20/person Front of House $17/person Back of House $85/person Front of House Series $80/person Back of House Series
3:30p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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MARCH 20 - 22 & MARCH 27 - 29 • FRIDAY-SUNDAY • DRAMA
GUYS AND DOLLS

Presenting our 2020 Musical with Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get a virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing folks into her mission.For tickets: www.granddrama.com or www.grandinfo.com or visit the Activities Desk (9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday)

$18/person Friday & Saturday 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza
$18/person Sunday 2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3 p.m. Performance Sonoran Plaza

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APRIL 16, 17, 18 & 19 • THURSDAY-SUNDAY
DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: THE CURIOUS SAVAGE 

Written by John Patrick. This comedic play is about Ethel P. Savage, an elderly woman whose husband recently died and her left her ten million dollars. Contrasting the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the avarice and vanity of “respectable” public figures, it calls into question conventional definitions of sanity while lampooning
celebrity culture.

$12/person 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar; 7 p.m. Performance 2:30 p.m. Cash Bar  3 p.m.  Performance Sonoran Plaza

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AUGUST 11 - AUGUST 19 2020 • TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
THE CANADIAN ROCKIES & CHATEAU ISABELLA (LAND ONLY)


Day 1: CALGARY: GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES. We’ll all fly into Calgary, where we’ll be met by our tour director from Chateau Isabella. Calgary, Canada’s oil Capitol, is an exciting and prosperous city—home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede and Chuck Wagon Races. The spirit of the wild-west still reigns here. We’ll gather for a delicious meet and greet dinner, included, and afterwards we’ll board our bus headed west through the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies. We’ll follow the curving banks of the Bow River to Banff National Park, where we’ll check into our hotel, our headquarters for the next two nights. This is the downtown Banff area, home to charming shops and galleries. Beyond the city limits we can expect to see mountain goats and sheep, elk, deer, bears and cougars! Day 2: COLUMBIA ICEFIELD PARKWAY—ATHABASCA GLACIER. After a lovely breakfast included at the hotel, we’ll board the bus to the scenic village of Lake Louise, for a gondola ride offering spectacular views of the valley below. Afterwards we’ll enjoy lunch on self, then it’s back on the bus, and we’re headed for the famous icefields of Jasper National Park, where an optional thrilling guided Snow Coach ride offers us an opportunity to get out onto the glaciers. Later we’ll head back into Banff to explore the city and enjoy dinner, included. Day 3: MORAINE LAKE—LAKE LOUISE. Again, a delicious breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Bowl Falls and the remarkable Banff Springs Hotel. We’ll return to Lake Louise, this time to also explore Moraine Lake, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Later we’ll head south, taking time to stop for a fantastic lunch, included, as we travel through some of Canada’s richest farmland on our way to Chateau Isabella, our home for the next five nights. Gorgeous Chateau Isabella, situated just east of Waterton National Park, will welcome our arrival with a wine reception, followed by a delicious home-cooked dinner, and of course, it’s all included! Day 4: NO PACKING, NO DEADLINES. This is a day to relax! Enjoy an optional field trip to Police Outpost Lake, a scenic drive rich with wildflowers and nature trails. Relive the horse and buggy days at the Remington Carriage Center, the world’s largest collection of horse drawn carriages in North America—voted Canada’s Best Indoor Attraction. Later in the evening local entertainment will be available at the Chateau. Of course, home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the Chateau Isabella and it is all included. Day 5: WATERTON/GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK. After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Cameron Lake, fed by mountain glaciers and Cameron Falls. We’ll enjoy a narrated motor launch boat ride on Waterton Lake, taking us across the Canadian border into Montana’s Glacier National Peace Park, then back to Waterton. The scenery here is breathtaking and with the wild berries in season, we are sure to see bears heading into Red Rock Canyon. Once again, all meals are included. Day 6: CHIEF MOUNTAIN—GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA. After breakfast at the Chateau, we’ll travel to Chief Mountain, sacred land to Blackfoot Indians. We’ll explore Sherburne and Swift Current Lakes, and the historic Many Glacier Hotel, a jewel in the Canadian Rockies. This region is often called “the Switzerland of North America.” Later we’ll visit a Hutterite Commune and learn about their history and culture. Once again, all meals are included. Day 7: FORT MCLEOD RCMP HISTORICAL MUSEUM—HEAD SMASHED IN BUFFALO JUMP. After breakfast at the Chateau, we’re on our way to historically rich Fort McLeod, where the mystique surrounding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police—the Men in Scarlet—lives on. Our journey to Fort McLeod takes us through the Blackfoot Indian Nation, the largest Native American Reservation in Canada. We’ll learn about Blackfoot culture and so much more at the UNESCO World Heritage Site—Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, dating back more than 6,000 years. Once again, all meals are included. Day 8: GOING TO THE SUN HIGHWAY—LOGAN PASS. After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Glacier National Park, where we’ll board the famous Red Tour buses, offering us spectacular views of majestic peaks, weeping mountain walls, high alpine meadows and wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers! We’ll travel an ancient trail once used by the Flathead Indians to cross the Continental Divide—heart-stopping scenery from the top of the world! All meals are included. Day 9: HOMEWARD BOUND. We’ll enjoy our final breakfast together at the Chateau, and then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Calgary and our flight home—filled with wonderful memories of our Canadian Rockies Tour & the Chateau Isabella! *This trip is offered in conjunction with Kindred Tours. This outside contractor does not currently have any vehicles which can accommodate persons who are non-ambulatory. This destination is not recommended for non-ambulatory individuals as they do not provide assistive devices or pathways. This destination may require walking over unpaved surfaces, inclines, and significant distances. Times and pick-up locations subject to change per tour vendor.
$1974/pp dbl occ; sgl occ avail upon request Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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