August 22 • Thursday • Grand Event
SCG Trivia Night – Summer Edition


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 Summer Edition 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 6p.m. Trivia Starts 5:30p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

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AUGUST 22 - 24 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY • DRAMA CLUB
STARTING NEW THIS SUMMER THE DRAMA & COMEDY CLUB IS PRESENTING ITS FIRST SUMMER PLAYERS PLAY: “Love Letters”


Love Letters is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love, as two friends exchange notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years.

$10/pp 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar/Doors Open 7 p.m. Performance Cimarron Club

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AUGUST 27  • TUESDAY • GRAND EVENT
TAD Presents: Rock Me Gently


Rock Me Gently, James Taylor, Carole King & more
From Jim Croce to Dan Fogelberg, and Carole King to James Taylor, ROCK ME GENTLY presents an unforgettable two hours of some of the greatest American music to come from the 1970s
$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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AUGUST 28 • WEDNESDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
THE LAKES OF WILLIAMS & RED HAVEN


Williams is known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon, which sits just 60 miles to the north, and with Route 66 as its main drag, this town couldn’t be kitschier or more historic. Once a town offering mostly cheeseburgers and milkshakes, Williams is now home to an award-winning restaurant—Red Raven—offering an extensive, yet moderately priced menu. We’ll enjoy lunch on self and then spend some time exploring the downtown area—one of the best-preserved stretches of the Mother Road in America. After a quick stop at Pete’s Route 66 Gas Station Museum, we’ll jump back on the bus to explore the three lakes of Williams, beginning with lovely little Cataract Lake, just one mile out of town. From here we’ll travel to Kaibab Lake, 10 acres larger than Cataract and twice as deep. This beautiful alpine lake is settled into a cool and fragrant mountain forest, surrounded by wildlife. From here we’re off to explore Dogtown Reservoir, situated at the base of towering Bill Williams Mountain. This pretty forest lake got its name from the extensive prairie dog “towns” that once covered open areas near its shore. This scenic tour takes us deep into Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest on the Colorado Plateau. Escape the heat and 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.
$80/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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AUGUST 28 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND EVENT
AFTERNOON TEA


Guests will enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Center lobby looking out to one of the greatest views in Sun City Grand. Treat yourself to a beautiful afternoon with community neighbors and friends while enjoying some delicious tea and treats. Tea Sandwiches includes; dill cream cheese & cucumber and turkey cranberry pecan. Sweets includes; petite fours, chocolate covered strawberries, nut cup cookies and lemon bars. Tea includes; hot water, lemons, honey, tea chest with various sweeteners. Live piano player will play some music from the great American songbook while you sit back and relax. Bring your favorite tea cup to show off but don’t worry if you don’t have one, we have plenty! There is limited seating for this event so please purchase your tickets today. Contact adam.nunez@scgcam.com for questions or if you have a complete tea set that you would like to showcase.
$17 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Palm Center Lobby

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SEPTEMBER 4 • WEDNESDAY • 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. Sagebrush Ballroom

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SEPTEMBER 5 – THURSDAY - KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL) THE SONOITA/ELGIN WINE TRAIL


At an altitude of 5,000 feet, surrounded by the Huachuca, Whetstone and Santa Rita Mountains, the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Trail is a cool escape from September’s heat. This region offers stunning views of the mountains in every direction and summer temperatures that hover in the mid-80’s. We’ll journey through the beautiful rolling grasslands of Southern Arizona, with our first stop for lunch, on self, on the patio of the Sonoita Café—serving fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers. After lunch we’ll head over to the award-winning Flying Leap Winery to explore a flight of 6 wines, included, along with a lovely souvenir glass. Flying Leap’s winery and distillery facility is one of the most beautiful wine venues in the American Southwest—a first-class winery estate. Tasting in Flying Leap’s distillery is optional and on self. Hold onto your wine glass because we’re off to explore more of this scenic region--recognized as one of the top ten wine trails in the nation. We’ll stop by Deep Sky Winery where we’ll sample a flight of 5 wines, included at their indoor/outdoor tasting bar, and enjoy their wraparound patio overlooking a wide grassy meadow. Afterwards we’ll explore as much of this amazing region as time allows. This is fantastic tour and we hope that you will 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.
$114/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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SEPTEMBER 5 THURSDAY GRAND TRIP
CHANDLER FASHION CENTER - SHOPPING


A premier regional mall, Chandler Fashion Center is anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. You’re sure to find something special from the rest of its shops – more than 185 of them. Indoor and outdoor shopping includes The Village, an outdoor entertainment pavilion with restaurants, a 20-screen movie theater and be sure to check out the new, outdoor lawn – a fantastic outdoor experience.
$25/person 9:30 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area
3 p.m. Bus Departs Chandler Fashion Center

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SEPTEMBER 6 – FRIDAY - KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
ARIZONA SNOWBOWL’S SCENIC SKYRIDE


We’re heading into the Flagstaff area to take the Summer Scenic Skyride to the top of Arizona! Long after the skiers have abandoned the slopes, Arizona Snowbowl reopens its main ski lift offering Skyrides to top of Agassiz Peak. At 11,500 feet, on a clear day, you can see the Grand Canyon’s North Rim—over 80 miles away. The scenery is just amazing, offering views of Kendrick Peak, Wild Bill Hill and Wing Mountain—some of Arizona’s most prominent landmarks. This chairlift ride offers great opportunities for photography and wildlife observation. Once at the top a Forest Service specialist will answer questions regarding the biology, geology and history of the region. We’ll also enjoy lunch on self at Arizona Snowbowl’s Agassiz Restaurant; offering a rustic atmosphere, additional outdoor seating, live music, a full bar, and a menu that runs from sandwiches and burgers to homemade soups and fresh salads. This is a great tour! Call in your reservations and 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.
$90/pp Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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SEPTEMBER 9 – MONDAY - KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS SCENIC LOOP TOUR


Escape the heat this September and head into Arizona’s cool and refreshing high country. We’ll explore an exciting 44-mile backroad adventure around the San Francisco Peaks, offering heart stopping views of pine forests and aspen groves, open prairies and rustic homesteads. We’ll head out of Flagstaff after enjoying lunch on self at the restaurant of your choice. You’ll know you’ve left civilization behind when the road opens to views of 12,633-foot Humphrey’s Peak on the southern horizon, with White Horse Hills rolling out to the north. Don’t forget your camera on this one—photo ops are endless! *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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SEPTEMBER 9 • MONDAY • FREE SPIRIT
AN EVENING WITH THE STARS IN FLAGSTAFF


Beat the heat and travel to Flagstaff for an “Evening with the Stars” at Lowell Observatory. The Observatory was discovered in 1894 by Percival Lowell and since that time, Lowell astronomers have discovered Pluto, collected the first evidence of the expanding universe, and measured the motions and properties of stars.
*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/person Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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SEPTEMBER 10 • TUESDAY • 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 I drink ticket. No tickets sold at door.
$5/person 5–7 p.m. Chaparral Center, Apache and Pima Rooms and Patio

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SEPTEMBER 13 & 14 • FRIDAY & SATURDAY • MUSIC
CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB - "The Stefanski Brothers"

Starring Sam & Josh Stefanski

Sam & Josh are two gifted Arizona brothers who have been performing for years but are now taking their musical talents to the next professional level. They are already featured at some of the larger venues in Arizona and neighboring states and we think our patrons will enjoy this performance that showcases Sam’s incredible voice and Josh’s equally incredible piano skills. Both are classically trained musicians with a huge repertoire of songs and music that is sure to be a big hit with our Nightclub patrons. We’ll test that repertoire when audience members try to stump Josh with their personal requests. And, for just one number, Sam will showcase his incredible voice by performing an Italian aria. From gospel, to Broadway, to the standard hits we love, they tailor their shows to their audience..

$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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September 17 • Tuesday • Grand Event
SCG Trivia Night – Summer Edition


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 Summer Edition 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 6p.m. Trivia Starts 5:30p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

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SEPTEMBER 20 – FRIDAY - GRAND TRIP
HEARD MUSEUM


The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts 200,000 visitors a year and "provides Indian artists with a wonderful home that will excite and inspire visitors from around the world," according to Arizona Highways. The museum's 11 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary American Indian art. The Heard Museum Shop offers an array of authentic Native art, while the Berlin Gallery features outstanding contemporary fine art for purchase. The Cafe whips up tasty Southwest-inspired salads, sandwiches and soups; visit the Cantina for gourmet coffee drinks and snacks. Beginning in September the Museum will feature Through the Lens of Barry Goldwater. This exhibition features prints made from Arizona Senator Barry M. Goldwater’s spectacular color slide collection, which in 1993 was generously donated to the Heard Museum by his son Michael Goldwater.
$40 Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Lot 9:30 a.m./ Return 3:00 p.m.

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SEPTEMBER 24 • TUESDAY • FREE SPIRIT
EASY AS PIE — APPLE ANNIES IN WILCOX


Travel to Wilcox for some of the best pie ever! Spend the day on the farm enjoying a flavorful harvest of pick-your-own apples, pears, peaches, pumpkins and more! Browse in the sensational assortment of butters, salsa, jams, and jellies. let your nose guide you to our homemade pies and breads as they fill the store with the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon! No doubt that delicious smell is one of our signature, award-winning apple pies made with hand-peeled apples from our orchards! Lunch, 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/person Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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SEPTEMBER 24 - TUESDAY - GRAND EVENT
TAD Presents 80’s Daze


80’s DAZE transports their audiences back to the great music of the 80’s and then some! As featured artists at Disneyland and Downtown Disney, 80’s DAZE is a “spot-on” recreation of both the look and sound of this music-changing decade. From Madonna to ZZ Top, Michael Jackson to The Go Go’s, this band hits the mark with their replication of The Cars, Blondie, Dire Straits, The Eurythmics, Joan Jett, Pat Benitar, Missing Persons, Men At Work, A Flock Of Seagulls, and many, many more.
$20/pp Front of House $17/pp Back of House
Evening Show 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar 7 p.m. Performance

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SEPTEMBER 25 • WEDNESDAY • GRAND TRIP
AZ DIAMONDBACKS VS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS


Join us on our trip to the Chase Field and watch, the D ‘Backs take on the St. Louis Cardinals.
$65/Person 11:00 a.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Plaza Parking Lot Bus departs Chase Field at the end of the game

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SEPTEMBER 25 • WEDNSDAY • GRAND TRIP
MISS SAIGON AT ASU GAMMAGE


Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and a geisha is replaced by a romance between a United States Marine and a seventeen-year-old South Vietnamese bargirl..
$90/Person 5:30 p.m. Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area
Bus departs the Gammage at the end of the performance

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SEPTEMBER 27-29 FRIDAY-SUNDAY KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON – ARIZONA’S ULTIMATE FALL LEAVES TOUR


Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, as we head north for lunch on self at beautiful and historic Cameron Trading Post. After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’ll continue north to our turnoff at Bitter Springs, where the ride really gets interesting. We’ll stop for a photo-op at Navajo Bridge, now a pedestrian walkway, offering incredible views of the Colorado River, then it’s off to Cliff Dwellers Lodge. After checking in, we’ll gather for our own Happy Hour, included. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening and dinner on self at the Cliff Dwellers Restaurant, offering a view of the Vermilion Cliffs, a crackling fire and a really diverse menu.
Day Two: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self, at the hotel, and then it’s back on the bus. We’ll drive out of the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs, and into the lovely sandstone ledges and juniper pines of the Coconino National Forest. More breathtaking and remote than the South Rim, autumn at the North Rim shimmers with golden aspen. Fall color should be at its peak, while the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds have fallen away—making this the Ultimate Fall Leaves Driving Tour! Our journey will become more dramatic with every mile, as we make our way towards the North Rim. With overlooks reaching 9,000 feet, we’ll visit the Rim’s most spectacular viewpoints. Watch for bison herds, mule deer, wild turkeys, and Kaibab squirrels. We’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch on self, at the Grand Canyon Lodge patio—offering ring side seating for all this great scenery. Late that afternoon, we’ll head back to the Lodge for our own Happy Hour, and then dinner on self at the Lodge restaurant.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self, at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’ll head for home, with a stop for lunch on self and plenty of great sightseeing along the way. Don’t miss out on this remarkable Kindred Tours annual trek! *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.
$479/pp-dbl occ Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 1 - 4 • TUESDAY - FRIDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
THE ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS & SMOOTH WATER RAFTING


Day One: We’ll leave the Valley and head north, with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to enjoy lunch on self at Cameron Trading Post. After lunch it’s back on the bus headed for Bluff, Utah and the very lovely Desert Rose Hotel—our headquarters for the next three nights. We’ll check into our hotel, and after a refresh we’ll gather again to enjoy dinner on self, with your choice of dining in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, or head into historic Bluff where we’ll have a few rustic eateries to choose from. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening. Day Two: Breakfast on self at a local restaurant, then it’s back on the bus headed for the Sand Island launch ramp. After taking a few minutes to secure our cameras and sunscreen in dry bags, and a brief introduction to rafting, we’ll begin this remarkable 8 hour, 26-mile journey. The San Juan river, often described as calm and congenial, offers a relaxing rafting experience in Southeastern Utah. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the dramatic Goosenecks of the Lower San Juan, where rock formations can tower 1,000 feet overhead. We’ll visit Native American ruins; view bighorn sheep grazing along the shore and truly experience a red rock labyrinth that is one of the most complex canyons in the Colorado Plateau. This was once the home of the Anasazi, a desert farming culture who lived in this area eight to twenty centuries ago. Evidence of their time here is everywhere, with remains of their dwellings and the art that they carved in the rising sandstone walls. The Butler Wash petroglyph panel will be our first stop. Just a few feet from the river’s edge, this broad panel is filled with mysterious images carved by early Anasazi—the Basketmakers—some 1500 years ago. Further down the river, we’ll land again and walk an easy quarter mile to “River House,” a Pueblo III style cliff dwelling. With a small round kiva and several adjoining rooms tucked into a rock alcove, this structure is believed to be about 800 years old. Later we’ll continue down the river to a shady spot under a canopy of cottonwoods, to enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch. The journey continues, as the rock formations begin to take prominence when the river enters the Monument Upwarp, a giant wrinkle in the skin of the earth. As we near the end of our trip the river leaves the canyon and we pass beneath the balanced slab of “Mexican Hat” rock, where vans will be waiting to shuttle us back to Bluff. Dinner is on self this evening and later we’ll enjoy a free evening.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self in town, before hopping back on the bus headed for Canyonlands National Park, located just west of Moab, Utah. With paved roads running through the park, Canyonlands offers the most spectacular scenic drive—wave after wave of famously deep canyons that drop suddenly from the desert floor and wind along the Colorado Plateau, accompanied by towering cliffs and sandstone spires. Later we’ll head into charming Moab, for lunch on self, with several wonderful restaurants to choose from. After lunch it’s back on the bus for the half-hour drive to Arches National Park, where we’ll journey the 18-mile (one way) scenic drive high onto the Plateau, crossing a vast landscape, offering panoramic views of distant snowcapped mountains. Arches is one of the most visited parks in the world, a wonderland of eroded sandstone fins, towers, ribs, gargoyles, hoodoos, balanced rocks and arches! Later we’ll head back to our hotel to enjoy dinner on self and a free evening. Day Four: Breakfast is on self, then it’s bags out and we’re off to enjoy an incredibly scenic drive through the Hopi and Navajo Nations, on into Winslow and the La Posada Hotel--the last great railroad hotel—built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company. We’ll take some time to explore the La Posada and enjoy lunch on self, at the award-winning Turquoise Room, considered to be the best restaurant in the Four Corners region. After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’ll hightail it for the Valley, enjoying some great scenery along the way. This is a remarkable tour—truly a bucket-list of an experience 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.


$958/pp (sgl occ avail upon request) Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 3 • THURSDAY • GRAND EVENT
NPA Presents: A Salute to the Music of Glen Campbell


An intimate, upbeat performance of Glen’s hits, the “first-person” stories behind the songs, backstage antics and adventures on the road with a “Hall of Fame” great”. Jeff is joined by fellow Campbell band members and top pro musicians, making this show the closest thing to hearing Glen as he was in the 70’s, 80’s and 2000’s. Reminisce with songs such as “Wichita Lineman”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “Gentle On My Mind” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” as well as many others.


$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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OCTOBER 5 • SATURDAY • MUSIC
GRAND CABARET AT SONORAN PLAZA presents
"BEST OF BROADWAY"
By Showtunes Productions

The Music Club is very pleased to bring this fabulous show to the Grand. Under contract, it is currently touring at some of the largest venues in Arizona and beyond, but, by special circumstances, we are permitted to present it in our Grand Cabaret Ballroom. Featuring four professional singers and a 10-piece orchestra, this performance truly does offer the very best songs made famous on the Great White Way. With J R McAlexander directing and on piano, it’s a surefire hit.
 
Reserved table seating* Front Section $22.00 per person, Back section $18.00 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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October 8 • 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 6p.m. Trivia Starts 5:30 p.m. Doors Open Sagebrush Ballroom

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OCTOBER 9 • WEDNESDAY • FREE SPIRIT
OLD WEST HIGHWAY


Travel the scenic Old West Highway. Your first stop will be the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Then visit the World’s Smallest Museum enroute to the Besh Ba Gowah Ruins in Globe. Lunch is included along with shopping at the Pickle Barrel Trading Post. *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 Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 10 • THURSDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)

HART PRAIRIE ROAD SCENIC DRIVE & 1899 BAR & GRILL


We’re headed for Flagstaff and the 1899 Bar & Grill, where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on self. Named after Northern Arizona University’s founding year, 1899 Bar & Grill is the student run laboratory for NAU’s Hotel and Restaurant program—in other words, this is NAU’s culinary institute, with an upscale look, and a moderately priced menu. After lunch we’ll head north on Highway 180, better known as the San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road, one of Arizona’s most beautiful scenic byways. With Arizona’s highest mountains dominating the landscape, we’ll journey through rolling meadows, as clusters of golden aspens become more and more dense. We’ll take the turnoff to Hart Prairie Road—unpaved, bumpy in spots, and incredibly scenic! With cows grazing at the base of the San Francisco peaks and the gold of aspens spread across the landscape, this spectacular drive is most dramatic mid-October—a Kindred Tours annual trek that you will not want to miss! *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 Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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OCTOBER 10 • 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. Contact information: Marsha at marshago2@yahoo.com (for June, July, August and September. The contact for October, November and December is Kathy at kslarson8@cox.net. Tickets are available online at www.grandinfo.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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OCTOBER 11 & 12 • FRIDAY & SATURDAY • MUSIC
CIMARRON NIGHTCLUB - "BONNIE & KATIE – THE COVER GIRLS "

Starring Bonnie Stenzel & Katie Iverson

Our Nightclub Divas are back with a performance that showcases talent that you might expect to see on Broadway or at a Branson venue. They’ll bring us a blend of popular favorites. Good clean fun - it’s funny, it’s lively and we’re pleased to feature two of the West Valley’s best performers.

$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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OCTOBER 12 • SATURDAY • GRAND TRIP
FOUR PEAKS OKTOBERFEST @ TEMPE TOWN LAKE


For over 40 years, Tempe Sister Cities has been hosting the annual Oktoberfest celebration
Oktoberfest is a three-day outdoor festival currently held at Tempe Town Lake.
Orignially started as a way to honor our Bavarian Sister City of Regensburg, Germany, Oktoberfest now draws crowds of 200,000 who enjoy this volunteer-produced event.
In addition to the beer and wine gardens for the grown-ups, Tempe Oktoberfest also has non-stop Polka, a 10k/5mile/5k and 1 mile foot race, a German shoppe, wiener dog races, and food, food, food!
Oktoberfest is held during the second weekend of October and has been the source of funding for almost 700 student exchange participants since the early 1970s. Leave the driving to us and spend the day enjoying all the festivities!

$25/person Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area at 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. Bus Departs Tempe Town Lake

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OCTOBER 17 • THURSDAY • KINDRED TOURS (FORMERLY TJ TRAVEL)
FALL LEAVES IN OAK CREEK & LUNCH AT THE JUNIPINE RESORT


Lucky for us, Arizona’s first All-American Road, the Red Rock Scenic Byway is just a couple of hours away from the Valley, and ours to enjoy with every changing season! The road they call “the museum without walls” will lead into another spectacular Arizona byway—Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road, rated a Top 5 Most Scenic Drive by Rand McNally—and most spectacular during the fall season! We’ll stop for a delicious lunch, included, at the Junipine Resort, where we’ll be offered a limited menu, plus a soft drink and there is always something for everyone. After lunch, we’ll explore the banks of Oak Creek, just behind the restaurant—an easy stroll, or bus ride—whichever you prefer. From here we’ll get back on the bus and travel the high-country switchbacks, enjoying the scenery and stopping for photo opportunities. We’ll make our way to Flagstaff and take a minute to explore this charming downtown area before heading back to the Valley. This is always a very popular fall driving tour that fills quickly. *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 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 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"

At Sundown (7:00 PM) on October 24 and 25, there will be “An Evening with Sonoran Skies” at the Sonoran Plaza presented by the Sun City Grand Music Club. A lot of Sun City Grand folks are expected to be in attendance including This Boy, a local Desperado, and maybe even Bad, Bad Leroy Brown!

One lady recently attended a rehearsal for this production, and said: “In My Life I’ve never heard more beautiful songs than a couple by a Phenomenal Woman guest singer with the band”. And if you want to Wipe Out all your cares and woes, just say Let Me Be There and get yourself a ticket to a fun evening with the SONORAN SKIES BAND

Imagine the Anticipation of the audience as they await the opening night performance. The curtain opens and Sonoran Skies launches a widely varied musical journey from the City of New Orleans to that bright California Sun where the Lion Sleeps Tonight. The audience is so enthusiastic that even Proud Mary wants to Twist and Shout. And who knows? Maybe this will go on until the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. Don’t miss “ 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 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 • FREE SPIRIT
VERDE CANYONE 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.
$129/pp Coach Class Bus Departs Sonoran Parking Area

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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 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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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 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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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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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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