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




“Active Adult Living at Its Best”


Club/Group ActivitiesAttention Clubs & Groups – Please review the information contained in this publication relating to your club or group and notify the office ( of any changes that should be made.  Thank you

Mexican Train There will be no play on 11/15 & 11/22.  Play will resume on 11/29.  Thursdays from 12:30 -3:00 PM in the Rosewood Room.  Mexican Train is a variation on Dominoes.   For more information contact Pat Warner 602-653-0987 or Bonnie Ralston 480-695-9591

We are always open to new ideas for clubs, groups or events.  Send us your suggestions.  We really like to hear from you!


Active Singles - Wednesdays in the Mesa Verde Room for cards and games.   Come at 6 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM and the evening ends around 8:30 PM.   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 – For more information contact Charlie Simone, 623-202-5391.

Bingo Bingo plays most every Sunday except Easter in the auditorium. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Snack bar opens at 4:30 PM. Bingo starts at 6 PM.  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.

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

Chapel Choir – For more information contact Irma Kluth 608-385-4277

Computer Club – Visit our Club’s newsletter by clicking HERE for complete schedule.   Fall/winter meetings are in the Mesa Verde Room at 9 AM every Monday for “Questions and Answers with Joe”, followed at 10:15 AM with a special class or presentation.  Please check out our website at to confirm dates and view all of our scheduled presentations.

Computer Club Fix-It Tuesdays is available in the Computer Training Center (North Complex) on most Tuesdays, 1 - 3 PM, and is open to all SVE residents.  There is a small fee for repairs.  For a laptop, be sure to bring your power cord.  Bring just the tower if your computer is a desktop model.  Updates, cleanup, simple repairs, ram added (you furnish the ram).  For more information contact Joe Zagar, 602-885-9666. 

Computer Club MAC Group –Normally meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 to 3 PM in the Mesa Verde Room.  Contact Katie Gertz for more information, 480-330-2547.

Linux User Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the computer lab, beginning at 6 PM

Computer Club Digital Photo Group – The Digital Photo group meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 1 PM in the Mesa Verde Room.  Contact Mike Dailey for more information, 480-474-4467.                            

Conservative Club – Future meetings are suspended until further notice - For more information please call Phyllis Galus at 480 984 4939.

Dogs R’ Us  Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of every month in the Mesa Verde Room at 9:30 AM.   The next meeting is Saturday, November 17th starting at 9:30 AM and the meeting will start at 10:00 AM.


For more information contact Joyce Huettner, 480-380-9620.


Drama Club – For more information contact Darlene Dalley, 480-986-6985.


Family Home Evening Group – Meet the second Monday of every month in the Mesa Verde Room at 6 PM.   The FHE Group has potluck dinners followed by a wide variety of programs.  For more information contact Donna Hartman 602-774-6926

Friendship Circle – Meetings are normally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month October through April from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Mesa Verde Room.  Coffee, devotions, bible study, fellowship.  For more information contact Maxine Zempel, 320-219-3316 or Betty Eggland, 480-354-6784.

Geneology  –  Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9 AM in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Gary Van Valkenburg, 480-361-5441.

Jam Session – Fridays from 12:30-2:45 PM in the SVE Auditorium.  Doors open at noon.  Free admission, 50/50 drawing each week, concession stand open.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Blaine Janz, 480-245-7781.  There is no Friday jam session on November 23rd.

Martial Arts Arms Collectors Group - Next meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th.   Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 4 PM and held at 7820 E. Nopal Ave. Bring your collectable arms, books, medals and other memorabilia from the Civil War through WWII and give us a history lesson.  NO LOADED GUNS. For more information contact Horace Fernandez at 480-664-8094 or Bob Graziano at 480-266-1050.

Pancake Breakfast – Pancake breakfast is held the first Saturday of the month, October through April, 7 – 9:30 AM.  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 AM in the Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact Patti Scarborough, 480-838-6415.

Travel Club  -   Meet on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1 – 3 PM in the Saguaro room.  For information please contact Mickey Sommerfeld, 480-373-9687.


Ukulele – Wednesdays from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Saguaro room.   For more information contact Lyn Langton, 480-380-5165 

Strummin' Fun Ukulele - Held on the 4th Monday of each month (Oct. thru May) at 1pm to 3pm in the Saguaro Room.  Each session we will play songs from Liz & Jim Beloff's The Daily Ukulele YELLOW book and will be led by Debbie & Jim Phillips. Come along to strum and sing your favorites.  For more information contact Debbie or Jim, 303-929-1457.

Veterans Club – The Veterans club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Our next meeting is November 21, 2018.  The Auditorium doors open at 4:30 PM, a potluck dinner starts at 5:00 PM.  Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people.  The business meeting starts immediately after dinner. At the end of our meeting we have a speaker or entertainment. Dues are $15 per veteran and $15 per spouse.  All veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces (U.S. & Canadian) (SVE residents & non-residents) are welcome to join the club.  Spouses of a deceased veteran are also welcome to join.  For more information contact Linda Hayden, 951-237-8142.  Also see our monthly article in the SVE Outlook for the most current information.  

Village SingersHoliday Concert scheduled for Thursday, December 20th, 7 PM in the SVE Auditorium.  Our first rehearsal for the season is November 6th.  Normally we rehearse in the Mesa Verde room, but because of National Elections, our November 6th meeting will be in the Oakwood room from 1-3 PM.   If you like to sing, please come join us.  Our first concert is December 20th.  For further information, call Peggy Dronen, 612-616-0281.

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 – Meet on Mondays from 9:30 AM - 12 noon in the Saguaro Room. For more information, call Arlette Mathews 480-807-0868


Billiards-Ladies - For more information contact Barbara Reinsch, 651-399-0837.

Billiards-Men's - For more information contact Wayne Berg, 480-354-7583.


“65”– Meetings are in the Small Card Room Sundays – 6 PM.  For more information on seasonal play please contact Teresa Peebles, 920-498-0754 or Earl Hoscheit, 715-641-0310. 

“500”  – Tuesdays 7 PM, Mesa Verde Room.  For more information contact David Mott, 763-772-5314.           

Backgammon Group –Thursday nights, 6:30 PM in the Saguaro room.  Beginners welcome.  For more information contact the Association Office, 480-380-0106.

Bridge, Duplicate – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 PM 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 Eileen Condo 480-986-1348.

Bridge, Social – Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 PM in the Ocotillo Room. Also, Tuesdays at 1 PM in the Small Card Room. Players must sign up ahead of time.  For more information please contact Sandi Cole, 480-888-6165. 

Sunday Social Bridge -  Sundays at 6:30
PM in Small Card Room.  Call Joe and Claryce Graham, 480-984-3247, for further information.  No need to sign up, but you must bring a partner.

Bunco – Mondays at 12:30 PM in the Ocotillo Room.  For more information contact Nancy Schmidt, 480-588-6501.

Cribbage – Wednesdays in the Ocotillo Room.  Play time is 7 - 8:30 PM.  For more information contact Judy Janousek, 480-380-9624.

Euchre – Saturdays at 7 PM in Ocotillo Room. For more information, contact Kathy Meemken, 480-354-1760

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

Hand & Foot Card Game – Meetings are  Wednesday afternoons in the Mesa Verde Room.   Doors open at 12:05 PM.  Please check in by 12:20 PM.  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 – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. in the Poker Room.  Stop by and enjoy the fun.  For more information contact Gerrie Mustard, 480-357-2626.

MahJong – Meet Fridays in the Small Card Room, 12:30 - 3:30 PM.  We can teach you how to play.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information contact Aggie Hoscheit, 715-641-0310.

MahJong- International Mondays at 9 AM in the Small Card Room. For more information contact Joann Blumhardt, 906-231-1009.

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

Texas Hold ‘em – Monday evenings, Poker Room from 6 -10 PM. All are welcome.  For more information, contact Jon Emerine 210-501-3393

Texas Hold ‘em II – Thursday evenings, Poker Room from 6 - 10 PM. All are welcome. For more information, contact David Thompson 708-755-0077

Trivia Group – Meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 PM in the Ocotillo room.  Bring $1 to go toward trivia prizes. For more information, contact Marie Graziano, 480-216-8884.

Mexican Train There will be no play on 11/15 & 11/22.  Play will resume on 11/29.  Thursdays from 12:30 -3:00 PM in the Rosewood Room.  Mexican Train is a variation on Dominoes.   For more information contact Pat Warner 602-653-0987 or Bonnie Ralston 480-695-9591

Pinochle Mondays and Fridays, 7 PM. 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
PM.  For more information contact Lydia Sobiech, 480-986-9822.

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

Rummikub – Tuesday mornings - Play starts at 10 AM 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.

Scrabble – Meet every Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. in the small card room.   For more information contact Judy Ruckle, 540-4719.


Line Dance with Fran  - Will resume on November 21st.  Meet on Wednesdays, Oakwood Room from 9 -11:30 AM.  For more information contact Fran, 480-491-5190. 

Square Dancing –Oakwood Room - Mondays 9 - 11 AM and Wednesdays 7–9 PM.  A class will also meet in the Mesa Verde Room Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 AM.   For more information contact Bill Haynes at

Sunsationals Tap Dance Club Classes are every Tuesday beginning at 9 AM in the SVE Auditorium.  For more information contact Kathy Betts, 480-319-9036.


FAT WILLY’S  - Fat Willy's winter hours are 7am to 8pm everyday.  Happy hour all day Sunday with all NFL games.  Live music every Saturday on the patio in November beginning at 5pm.   Don't forget at Fat Willy’s - $6 Burger Monday's all day, $2 Taco Tuesday's starting at 3pm, Team Trivia every Wednesday 5pm (weekly prize winners), Karaoke every Thursday 5pm, and All You Can Eat Fish Fry Friday's $10.99 served all day.

SVE Golf Course League play, regular play, call for tee times, 480-986-4079. 

Couples Golf Social Fridays, from 5-6 PM in the Auditorium.  For more information contact Gerry Fish, 480-553-6293.

Ladies Golf Tuesday and Thursday mornings, SVE Golf Course.  For more information contact Judy Hileman, 724-714-7477.


Fitness - Gentle Stretch Saturdays, Oakwood Room from 7:30-8:30 AM, $3.00 pp.   Start your day with a gentle stretch and improve full body flexibility.  Certified instructor can assist all capability levels; improve your full-body flexibility for optimal mobility, strength, and balance. For more information contact Maureen and Bob Urlaub at 480-357-9606.

Fitness – Gentle Yoga –Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oakwood Room from 9 to10:30 AM.  $5.00 pp. per class or 6 classes for $25.00.  Instructor, Pat Murphy (  Bring a mat, water, comfortable shoes and an open mind to feel good.

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

Water Aerobic Exercise – Monday through Friday, we have three (3) classes.  The south pool offers a 7:50 AM medium impact water aerobics and 9 AM low impact water aerobics.  The north pool offers a 10 AM class of arthritic exercise.  For more information on south pool class contact Gert Smith, 480-390-6674.

For north pool class information, contact (winter months) Jeri Longcrier, 480-986-4195 or Nancy Balk, 480-357-8587; (summer months) Joan Townsend, 480-380-9351.


Garden Condo I & II - For more information contact Dale Bos, 616-890-8483.

Garden Condo III – For more information contact David Hurley 480-329-3498.

Golf I Condo – For information contact Maynard (Pudge) Soderberg  651-263-1590.

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


Colorado-Kansas-Nebraska-Wyoming Mark your calendar for our holiday party on Thursday, December 6, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM in the Oakwood room.  For information, contact Diana Tohlen 480-380-2488 or 719-331-8081.

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


Book Club – Normally meet the first Tuesday of every month 10 AM in the Saguaro Room.  For more information contact Annette Alender, 480-380-9536.

Ceramic Club – Classes available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 – noon (Oct-March) with our instructor.  Cost is $5 per day, however if you come on Monday and again on Tuesday, the cost is $3 for the second day.  Questions?  Contact, Sherrie Larson, 480-822-7124 or Sue Hensley, 480-404-6056.

Knitting/Crocheting Group Mondays at 9:30 AM, Ocotillo Room.   For more information contact Belva Greenfield 480-993-7246.

Lapidary/Jewelry Club – Summer Hours:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 AM.  Club members are available during all open hours to help.  For more information contact Wayne Gish, 480-984-1086.

Arts & Crafts Room - Watercolor 1 and 2 – Monday 9 AM — Watercolor Advanced  Monday 1 PM. – Drawing and Colored Pencil Friday  9 AM – 12 noon.  For more information contact Elaine Dube 480-984-6491

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

Drawing & Watercolor Pencil  – Thursdays 9 AM – 11:30 AM in the Arts & Craft Room. For more information contact Elaine Dube. 480-984-6491

Stained Glass – Tuesdays at 9 AM and Wednesdays at 1 PM.  For more information contact Stan Rybuck 480-986-0311. 

Quilting/Sunland Stitchers  – Mondays and Wednesdays in the Oakwood Room from 12:30 - 3:30 PM.  For more information contact Debb Smith. 641-521-7015.

Wood Carvers – Meet in the Arts & Crafts Room from 12:30 to 3-4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 Jim Hubert (winter months) 541-490-4852, or Doug Spencer (summer months) 480-280-0304.


Bocce Come one, come all to learn or practice Bocce Ball!  Scheduled play, with instructors available, is Monday thru Thursday at 6:30 PM. If you would like to play on your own, game rules are posted at the courts. Bocce equipment is stored in the closet just north of the courts. The courts are open until 9:00 pm. Please return equipment to the closet and turn off the court lights when leaving. Any questions, call Lois Wierenga at 708-341-4616

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

Cornhole (Beanbag Toss) group   Currently on recess until the fall.

Mixed Bowling League  Substitute bowlers are needed.  If you are interested in bowling next season, contact Coreen Renner at 480-830-7572.

Horseshoes - Guys and Gals of all ages are welcome to join us.  Practice begins at
AM on Mondays at the horseshoe pits to practice.  For more information contact Steve Farnsworth, 480-688-5134.

Pickleball  Regular meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 4 PM in the Mesa Verde Room.   A schedule will be posted on the bulletin board at the pickleball courts in early November for club member play and open play for residents. Beginner's lessons will start the week of November 12th.  You do not have to be a member to take the beginner's lessons.  Pickleball is easy to learn and easy to play.  And it's fun.  Come join us.  For more information, please call Christy Vanderhill at 616-403-5947


Ping Pong – Meeting 10 AM to 12 noon, Fridays, Oakwood Room. For more information contact Alan Lewis at 423-276-6564.


SVE Softball Club – We have begun our fall league play. We are playing on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Come on down & get involved in our Ball program  or just come down and watch a bunch of guys having some fun. We are in need of people to run our scoreboard remote for some of our ball games. It will be time to think about signing up for the winter, Jan.-Feb. league play soon.  We will have men and women’s softball leagues going on in the winter. For more information on softball activities please call Mick Borton at 480-968-8104 or Marlene Herickhoff at  1-651-738-3807.


Shuffleboard – For more information contact Larry McGhinnis 630-917-1707 or Curtis Faul 480-245-8326.


Tennis Club  For more information contact Doug Shjeflo, 406-270-6859.

Trailblazers Hiking Group – Meets Tuesday mornings in November through April.  See Outlook for details.  For more information contact Greg Morgan, 507-341-4116 or Ray Monks, 480-247-8236.

Trailblazers Walking GroupWalks are Thursday mornings November, January, February and March.  See Outlook for details.  For information contact Sharon Batcher, 480-824-8435.

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

Volleyball – Water, North Pool – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (June – September – 7 to 9 PM, October – May - 2 – 4 PM) weather and number of players permitting. Want to see if we have enough players without traveling to the pool?  Contact us on a game day and we will notify you if we are going to play.  Want to check out the movements and rules in a non-game scenario?  Other questions? Contact Mike Lauer, 602-291-2823.


All Clubs, Groups and Activities Coordinators should send mid-week updates 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 PM - 5:00 AM) please call our security company, “Community Action Security” at 480-430-5043.  

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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