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46 CLUBS AND CLASSES — September 2012

Short Line Model Railroad Club set for September 8 meeting

The Short Line Model Railroad.

Harry Huckmeyer As the summer months are coming

to pass, the Short Line Model RR Club members are getting ready to get back into the swing of things for the remainder of the 2012/2013 season. Things start out on the fast track as October is a very busy month with several of our members returning, and many community activities in the planning stages requiring addressing. Our next meeting will be held on

Saturday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Pima Room located in the SunBird clubhouse. New members are always welcome. If you would like additional information regarding membership and our activities, feel free to call Harry Huckemeyer

at 480-802-4976 or send

an email to For a more comprehensive view of events, activities and club news, check our website: 

Cottonwood Clay Sculpture class meets Wednesdays and Thursdays

Evelyn Shea It’s no secret

that Arizona presents

residents and visitors many memorable experiences. Why not capture them in clay? The Cottonwood Clay Sculpture class offers a unique opportunity to preserve these memories while getting to know other students and artists who are creating fun and challenging artwork. Some of these visiting artisans have

returned annually to Sun Lakes and our class, learning new skills and techniques, is

designed to meet the needs of all levels. For visitors and residents, this is a year-

round class. We meet each Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Ceramics Room, Room 8, across from the HOA Offi ce. For more information and a supply list,

call Evelyn Shea at 480-926-1240. Evelyn is an exhibiting artist and art teacher of many years and mediums. You will be sure to learn something new! 

Italian American Club begins new season

Lou Blas The Italian American Club will hold

its opening meeting of the year Monday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. The club meets the fi rst Monday of the month. Food for this evening will be provided by the club. The program will be a game called “Getting To Know You.”

At the last club meeting, membership

was expanded to accept those of non- Italian ancestry who have an interest in Italian food, culture and a good time. Dues are $15 a year and the public is

invited. If interested in attending September 3,

please call Donna Haugland at

480-802-3737 so we may add you to our meal list. 

Dog obedience classes

Judy Gahide Would you like your “best friend” to commands

know such basic as “sit,”

“stay,” and “have a great day?” Well, “have a great day” may be a stretch, but it’s guaranteed to make your day great! Beginning Thursday, October I’ll

4, be offering eight-week group

obedience classes for an


Classes will be held in Cottonwood’s Dance Studio, Room A-6. For dogs under a year, puppy classes will be held from 1:30–2:30. Class time for dogs over a year will be

sizes will be limited to six dogs. After graduating

Basic Obedience, you may fi nd

that are SUN LAKES SPLASH you want

continue training. Most dogs


from to

to commands and aim to please their owners. “Rally-O” is a great opportunity for you and your dog to work as a team. While training with your dog on a leash, level one teaches owners to use both verbal and hand signals for the same commands with the use of

rewards. At

the next level, your dog will be off leash and you will use only hand signals for all commands, and no rewards will be offered. Rally-O incorporates owner and dog competing on an obstacle course containing obedience cues with agility moves. Classes are taught by Pat

from 3:00–4:00. Class

Wenning who is a certifi ed dog trainer in puppy/ obedience classes, therapy and service dog training. Private training sessions are also available. To

enroll your pet, please contact Pat

at 480-419-7356 (home) or 480-203-1743 (cell). 

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