Club-Group-Community Update 


We are a very active community with a wide variety of clubs and groups available to our residents.  Check out our Clubs and Amenities page.

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Sunland Village East - North Entrance

A residential 55+ community.

Office Area

Our office is located on the corner of Farnsworth Drive and Lakewood (2145 S. Farnsworth) in Mesa, AZ

Golf Club

Enjoy playing our superbly conditioned, executive length 18 hole golf course.

Meeting Facilities

Within our community we have several meeting and activity rooms available for Clubs and private parties.

Lakes and Landscaping

The lakes and landscaping within SVE are beautifully maintained.

Recreation Areas

In addition of our softball field we have many other areas set aside for community recreation.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming and therapy pools and spas in both the north and south areas of our community.


In addition to a large tennis facility, SVE has shuffleboard, billiard rooms and pickleboard courts, to name just a few.

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Club, Group & Community Update




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Attention All Clubs & Groups – Clubs and Group taking a summer break from meetings and other regularly scheduled activities, please notify the office as soon as possible of your last meeting date and your anticipated restart date so the office can coordinate with our maintenance staff.  Thank You.     

Club/Group Activities



Billiards-Ladies - Play times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Barbara Reinsch, 651-399-0837.

Billiards-Men's - Play times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-11 a.m. For more information contact Wayne Berg, 480-354-7583.



“65”– Meetings are in the Small Card Room.   For more information please contact Teresa Peebles, 920-498-0754 or Earl Hoscheit, 715-641-0310.


“500” – Meet on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m., Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Gerrie Mustard, 480-357-2626.


Bridge, Duplicate – Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. in Ocotillo Room.  Players need to bring a partner.  Dues are $3 per year and the cost per session is $.50 cents, which is all paid out in prize money each session.  Sign up is not required.  New players are always welcome.  For more information contact John Welker, 507-455-2800 or Eileen Condo, 480-986-1348.

Bridge, Social –Will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room.  Must sign up ahead of time.  For more information please contact Sandi Cole, 480-888-6165.  Call Mary Jean Crider, 357-9621, for Sunday Bridge at 6:30 p.m.  No need to sign up, but you must bring a partner.  Thursday evening Bridge will not be meeting as of April 1, but will resume again in the fall. Call Bertie Wehr if you have questions, 602-793-7155.

Bunco – Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Ocotillo Room.  For more information contact Nancy Schmidt, 480-588-6501.

Euchre  –  Meets every Saturday at 7 p.m. in Ocotillo Room. For more information, please contact Kathy Meemken, 480-354-1760

Farkle - Meet every Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Small Card Room.  Stop by and enjoy the fun!  For more information contact Carol Stirling, 480-984-9544.


Hand & Foot Card Game – Every Wednesday afternoon in the Mesa Verde Room.  Please check in by 12:20 p.m.  There will be a limit of 16 card tables.  Please wear your name tag.  Paying $.50 cents for each game (2 games played) is optional.  For more information contact Christena “Chris” Van Driel, 480-984-7690.


Ladies Texas Hold ’em - Meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Poker Room.  Stop by and enjoy the fun.  For more information contact Gerrie Mustard, 480-357-2626.


MahJong – Meet every Thursday and Friday, Small Card Room, 12:30-3:30 p.m.  We can teach you how to play.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information contact Jean Boreman, 480-659-4303.


MahJong- InternationalMeet every Monday at 9 a.m. in the Small Card Room.  For more information contact Roonie Uhrig, 480-984-1092.

Men’s Texas Hold ’em Tuesday evenings, Poker Room 6 - 10 p.m.  For more information contact Ron Borruso, 480-807-6710.

Mexican Train - Rosewood Room from 12:30 -3:30 p.m. every Thursday.  Mexican Train is a variation on Dominoes.   For more information contact Jim Mayberry, 480-986-2275.

Pinochle –  Meet every Monday and Friday, 7 p.m. Ocotillo Room.  Everyone welcome to join in.  For more information contact Arvilla Larson, 480-380-5154 .


Pinochle – 500 – Cribbage & Euchre - Refresher Class. Tuesdays, Saguaro Room 1 - 2:30 p.m.  For more information contact Lydia Sobiech,


Ponytail Card Game Thursday evenings, Ocotillo Room, 6:30 – 9 p.m.  For more information contact Diane Roessler, 480-986-2429.

Rummikub – Tuesday mornings - Play starts at 10 a.m. in the Ocotillo Room.  Please join this friendly group.  Individual scores are not kept and no dues are charged.  Players are encouraged to play with different people each week.  Rummikub rules are easy to learn, however the development of skill evolves with time and practice, which keeps devotees coming back as often as possible.   For more information contact Wanda Cheney, 480-354-9174.


Line Dance with Fran  - Meet every Wednesday, 9 -11:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Room.  For more information contact Fran, 480-491-5190.  Line Dancing will recess for the summer on April 31, 2017.

Square Dancing – Oakwood Room - Monday’s 9 - 11 a.m. and Wednesdays
7–9 p.m.  A class will also meet in the Mesa Verde Room Tuesday’s
9:30-11:30 a.m.   For more information contact Bill Haynes at bhootus7x7@aol.comSquare Dancing will recess for the summer on March 27, 2017.

Sunsationals Tap Dance ClubTappers meet every Tuesday & Friday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Auditorium.  For more information contact Kathy Betts, 480-319-9036.  Practice session on Friday will recess for the summer on March 31, 2017.




SVE Golf Course League play, regular play, call for tee times, 480-986-4079.  SVE Family Restaurant, 480-354-0202 – New hours:  Sunday-Saturday – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  There is a new full breakfast menu.   Menu includes lighter-side items on Lunch & Dinner menu.  Trivia with Kris every Wednesday, Karaoke every Thursday at 5 p.m.  Live music every Saturday 5-7 p.m.   For more information, contact Jim Peterson 480-406-9196 (golf) or Shirley Schwarz, 360-275-9795 (restaurant).


Couples - Meets in the Auditorium from 5-6 p.m. every Friday night for a social. 


Ladies Tuesday and Thursday mornings, SVE Golf Course.  For more information contact Debbie Fish, 480-553-6293.




Fitness - Gentle Stretch - Start your day with a gentle stretch and improve full body flexibility.  Join Us in the Oakwood Room, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., every Saturday, $3.00 pp.  Certified instructor can assist all capability levels; improve your full-body flexibility for optimal mobility, strength, and balance. For more information contact Karen Schriver 480-354-8776 or Jan Vineyard 480-373-5859


Fitness – Gentle Yoga – Classes meet from 9 to10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Oakwood Room, $5.00 pp. per class or 6 classes for $25.00.  Instructor, Pat Murphy (  Bring a mat, water, wear comfortable shoes and an open mind to feel good.  The Yoga class will recess for the summer after April 13, 2017 and will resume in October.


Low Impact Aerobics –Meet 7:15-8:15 a.m., Oakwood Room, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  $3.00 per class.  The instructors will challenge us to keep in shape.  For more information contact Paula Malone, 480-984-8092.


Water Exercise – Meet every day at the north pool at 10 a.m. and the South Pools at 7:50 and 9 a.m.  For more information on south pool class contact Lila Brekke, 480-984-0413. North pool class information contact Joan Townsend, 480-380-9351.




Garden Condo I & II - For more information contact Pat Reed, 847-967-1672.

Garden Condo III – For more information contact Julianne Hansen, 678-448-8843.


Golf Condo I – For information contact Maynard (Pudge) Soderberg (phone number is in the SVE Directory).


Golf Condo II – For more information contact Linda DeBoer 515-473-0527 or Lois Jordheim 701-793-4640




Colorado-Kansas-Nebraska-WyomingFor more information, contact Diana Tohlen, 480-380-2488.


Daisy Street Block Watch Meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room. 


Book Club – Meet on the first Tuesday of every month 10 a.m. in the Saguaro Room. For more information contact Annette Alender, 480-380-9536.


Ceramic Club –The hot days of summer are fast approaching.  If you are interested in starting a relaxing, creative hobby and making new friends, drop by the Ceramics Room any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday morning.  The Ceramics Club remains active through the summer months even though formal classes are suspended until October 2017.  Our more experienced members are always happy to provide a helping hand to new members. From Apirl through September the Ceramics Club will be open and staffed with a monitor Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  Membership dues are $5 for SVE residents.  For more information contact Sherrie Larson, 480-822-7124 or Carol Clark, 480-203-2965.


Knitting Group Meet every other Monday (every two weeks), 9:30 a.m., Ocotillo Room.   For more information contact Darlyne Grant, 480-984-8539.


Lapidary/Jewelry Club – Meet on Monday through Friday 8:30 -11:30 a.m.  Club members are available during all open hours to help.  For more information contact Wayne Gish, 480-984-1086.


Art Activities & Classes –For more information contact Elaine Dube, 480-984-6491.


Painting (Open) - Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room.  For more information contact Claris Olson, 480-357-2550

Stained Glass – Meet Tuesday’s at 9 a.m. and Wednesday’s at 1 p.m.  For more information contact Stan Rybuck 480-986-0311.  The last class prior to summer recess will be April 5, 2017.  Classes are expected to resume around November 1st.

Quilting/Sunland Stitchers –  Meet every Monday and Wednesday in the Oakwood Room from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  For more information contact Sheila Rithmiller  815-878-7270


Wood Carvers – Meet in the Arts & Crafts Room from 12:30 to 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The coffee pot is always on.  We have instructors in chip carving, relief, birds, Kachina and other types of carving.  Come check us out, even if you have never picked up a knife to carve something other than a turkey.  For more information contact Bob, 480-773-9264.

Wood Shop For more information contact Lyn Goodbar, 480-874-3411. 


Bocce We have open play Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Newcomers are always welcome and we have instructors available to teach this fun and easy game.  Join us!  For more information, contact Lois Wierenga,   708-341-4616.

Bocce Club Social – Meet the second Saturday of every month in the Mesa Verde Room.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Various card games and board games are played starting at 6:30 p.m.  Bring a snack to share.  For more information contact club president, Lois Wierenga, 708-341-4616 

Mixed Bowling League –“Superstition Senior Bowling League will acknowledge our bowling teams at the Bowling Banquet to be held on Monday, March 27th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room. A catered dinner will be served. If you are interested in bowling next season, contact Coreen Renner at 480-830-7572.  Bowling will recess for the summer and resume again in the Fall.


Horseshoes Guys and Gals of all ages are welcome to join us.  We meet at 8 a.m. every Monday at the horseshoe pits to practice.  For more information contact Steve Farnsworth, 480-688-5134.

Pickleball Meets 8 a.m. Monday through Friday.  A court schedule is posted on the bulletin board at the Pickleball Courts.  Join the fun!  We have Club member open play, ladies play.  SVE resident and guest play times, ladder play, interclub play and beginner/intermediate lesson times.  For more information call Paula Henry, 480-699-0460. 

Ping PongMeeting 10 a.m. to noon, Fridays, Oakwood Room. For more information contact Alan Lewis at 357-2483


SVE Softball Club – All residents, male or female are encouraged to join in the fun!  For more information contact Mick Borton, 480-968-8104. 


Shuffleboard – For more information contact Curtis Faul 480-245-8326.


Tennis ClubWe welcome you to come up to the tennis courts and give tennis a try! It is a fun game for all residents of our community. Beginners are welcome on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. where we will have the best tennis coaches available to help you learn. We have a few racquets available for you to use, just wear non-marking tennis shoes and come on up. Bring your spouse or bring a friend, or come alone! Questions? Call Gary Larson 360-481-5178 or email


Trailblazers Hiking Group –For information see Outlook or contact Connie Bowser, 480-306-8047 or Bob Dever, 480-456-0253. 

Trailblazers Walking Group –For information see Outlook or contact Sharon Batcher, 480-824-8425.

Volleyball - CourtHours are Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m.  Meetings and a potluck are the 1st Monday of each month, 5 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Marcia Gregorac, 347-819-6144.

Volleyball – Water, North Pool –Meet Mon-Wed-Fri, 2 - 4 p.m.  Come join the fun. For more information contact Robert Oganovich, 480-357-9303.


Active Singles - Meet every Wednesday in the Mesa Verde Room for cards and games.   Come at 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and the evening ends around 8:30 p.m.   All single men and women are welcome to come join in the fun.  For more information contact Al Thramer, 712-366-9390 or Pat Reed, 847-967-1672


Bible Study –The Tuesday Bible Study meet every week in the Oakwood Room at 7 p.m.  For more information contact Charlie Simone, 623-202-5391.


Bingo - Snack bar opens at 4:30 p.m.  No person under the age of 18 may purchase packets, play games or claim prizes.  Prize money will vary during the year based on attendance.  Sunland Village East Bingo is played in accordance with the Arizona State Revenue rules and regulations, which are available on the premises along with the prominent display of the SVE Bingo license.  The SVE Bingo Committee thanks you for playing "Bingo" with us!  For more information contact Lydia or Ken Sobiech, 480-986-9822.  Come enjoy friends, fun, food and games.

There will be no bingo on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support - Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Saguaro Room.  For more information contact Jan Vineyard,        480-373-5859.

Chapel Choir –  For more information contact Karen Bader, 480-789-0343.


Computer Club –  Meetings are in the Mesa Verde Room at 9 a.m. every Monday for “Questions and Answers with Joe”, followed at 10:15 a.m. with a special class or presentation. Please check out our website at to confirm dates and view scheduled presentations.   Fix-It Tuesdays is available to all SVE residents at the Computer Training Center (North Complex) from 1 to 3 p.m.  There is a fee for computer repairs. For more information contact Connie Bowser, 480-306-8047.


Computer Club MAC Group - Meet on the 2nd & 4th Monday each month at
1 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  Contact Katie Gertz for more information, 480-330-2547.


Computer Club Digital Photo Group - Meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Computer Training room.  Contact Mike Dailey for more information, 480-474-4467.


Conservative Club –Meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  Everyone is welcome. The next Club meeting is April 13, 2017.  We have been in contact with Abigail Groski, who works with Congressman Biggs.  She agreed to schedule a meeting with several Representatives from the Conservative Club during the April Congressional break  We are still waiting for a date, but it will be sometime after our April 13th meeting.  If you are interested in attending the meeting and/or submitting questions for the Congressman, please be sure to attend our meeting April 13th.Any questions, please call Phyllis Galus at 480-984-4939 or email  


Dogs R’ Us - Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of every month in the Mesa Verde Room at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Joyce Huettner, 480-380-9620.


Drama Club – Please contact Alan Lewis, 480-357-2483 for more information.


Family Home Evening Group – Meet the second Monday of every month in the Mesa Verde Room at 6 p.m.   The FHE Group has potluck dinners followed by a wide variety of programs.  For more information contact Darlene Dalley at 480-986-6985.


Friendship Circle – Meetings are normally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Betty Eggland, 480-354-6784.


Geneology –  Club members meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Gary Van Valkenburg, 480-361-5441.  The Geneology Club will recess for the summer after their April 19th meeting and plan to restart again October 18, 2017.

Jam Session – Jam Session meets every Friday from 12:30-2:45 p.m. in the SVE Auditorium.  Doors open at noon.  Free admission, 50/50 drawing each week, concession stand open.  All are welcome to attend. 

Pancake Breakfast – The first Saturday of the month through April,

7-9:30 a.m., Auditorium.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Please contact Ed Malone for more information on how you can become a volunteer, 480-984-8092.

Red Hat Society – Meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Patti Scarborough, 480-838-6415.

Travel Club  - For more information please contact Sharon Kummerfeldt at 406-672-6991.


Ukulele Group:  Meet every Wednesday in the Saguaro room beginning at 2 p.m. and are looking for SVE residents interested in learning and playing the ukulele.  For more information, contace Lyn Langton, 480-380-5165.


Veterans ClubThe Veterans Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  The April 19th meeting will be the last meeting of this season.  Auditorium doors will open at 4:15 p.m., potluck dinner starts at 5 p.m.  Bring a dish that serves 12-15 people.  The business meeting will start immediately after dinner. Dues are $15 per veteran and $15 per spouse.  All veterans (U.S. & Canadian) are welcome to join the club.   For more information contact Linda Hayden, 951-237-8142. 


Village Singers –  The singers meet every Tuesday in the Mesa Verde Room, 1- 3 p.m.  The Village Singers are a mixed voice group who work with an excellent director to present a show in the auditorium each March.  The only membership requirement is that you have an interest in singing.  For more information contact Bob or Ardis Golay at 605-641-1800 or Don Courtright at 480-380-7879.


Website Updates - Clubs/Activities coordinators please contact Nancy Rogers, to add your club activity information to the website.  When contacting Nancy by e-mail, please put “SVE website” or your club name in the subject line.

Women’s Bible Study –Normally meet on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Saguaro Room.




All Clubs, Groups and Activities Coordinators need to have all E-MAIL information that is to be published to the office no later than 7 to 10 business days prior to the event.


All Clubs, Groups and Activities Coordinators- THE FILING CABINET LOCATED IN THE SVE OFFICE CONTAINS FOLDERS FOR ALL SVE CLUBS.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP ALL NEW UPDATES AND INFORMATION FOR YOUR CLUB ONCE A MONTH.  Please contact SVE Activities with any schedule changes and coordinator updates.

Recycling bins are for cardboard and newspaper only. Please breakdown boxes.  Please do not deposit plastic, including garbage bags in the recycling bins. 

In the event of a late evening or early morning emergency (7:30 p.m.-5:00 a.m.), please call our security company, “Community Action Security” at 480-430-5043.  Please make a note of this change in your phone directory. 

Anytime you’re unable to contact security between the hours listed above or anytime you have a concern/emergency within Sunland Village East call 480-773-0028 (community manager).  In the event of a life threatening emergency, call 911.

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