Saturday, January 29, 2011

Upcoming Activities

This coming weekend will be a BUSY one all around the park as we focus on our Cancer Awareness Tournaments and Walk.  Get up to the Activities Office for further updates.

FRIDAY NIGHT:  This is an evening that brings our Palm Creek community together in a personal and emotional way.  Over 4,000 luminaries will be lit all along the entrance, front gate, and Cole Circle leading up to the main clubhouse in honor of or in memory of our loved ones and friends who have experienced a life with cancer.  After a stroll through the area to see the lights after dark, stop up at Palm Park to enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, and home made cookies.  If weather permits, there may be a launching of a huge hot air balloon near the three way stop on Cole Circle.  Here are some photos from last year’s event.


The tennis club is holding a tournament this week that will culminate with an awards banquet Friday night (Feb 4).  The club will hold a cancer awareness fund raising raffle of some great gift items.  Be sure to buy your tickets from any of the club members.

Hot Air Balloon Ride:  A silent auction will be held Friday night for a hot air balloon ride compliments of John Ross. 

Walk around the park:  Saturday morning 9:30 walk, ride your bike, or drive your golf cart around the park.  T-shirts and hats will be available.

Other Saturday events include a golf tournament and “splash for cash” at the pool.  See Activities Dept or your February newsletter for more details.



Remember to log on line at  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “monthly newsletter”.  Keep your calendar and a pen handy so you can write down all the important events that are coming soon.  Don’t miss the quilt show, pottery show, chorus, play, state parties, bus trips, etc etc etc in addition to all the regularly scheduled daily activities.  Palm Creek is the place to be! 

Blog Update

It’s a good thing I really enjoy working with computers because that’s how I seem to be spending most of my time these days.  The Palm Creek computer club has kept me hopping!  We have 90+ registered members and over 70 are showing up each week at our Wednesday morning meetings.  I believe it’s because we struggle to keep up with today’s modern technology and our children, grandchildren, and peers are prodding us into the cyber world.  I learn new things every time I turn on this wondrous machine. 

Example:  My recent discovery was how to label all my blog posts with key word tags thus making a “Search by Subject” available.  If you scroll down to just below the counter on the right side of this page, you’ll see the new “Search by Subject” area which allows readers to zone in on the subject they find of interest.  I’m still working on that (in my spare time) so will be adding more subjects as time goes by.  Another new feature added to blogger:  You’ll find a section called “Popular Posts”.  Blogger counts how many hits each post has received and can sort them by popularity. 

Blogs are becoming quite popular.  Be sure to check out the different Palm Creek clubs that are now creating their own blog to keep in better communication with their members.

computerBlogging is EASY to learn.  Send me an email if you’re interested in learning how to create your own.  Perhaps we can schedule a class to get you started.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Palm Creek “Quilters” hit the news!

Two days ago, we watched the national news and saw that people around the country were donating adorable little handmade dresses to the children of Haiti.  Today I saw this headline in the local Casa Grande Dispatch.  Congratulations to all the Palm Creek residents who have participated in this project!!


I have several friends who love to spend time in the sewing room and they speak so highly of all the friends they have met there. 

**Note:  To read the above clippings, click on them and they will expand. 

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Pickleball makes local headlines

I just read the morning Casa Grande newspaper and found big news about pickleball being introduced to young folks in the community.  Lo and behold, Palm Creek volunteers are involved.  A.J. Fraties and Rosemary Reese were quoted in the article.