Activity Guide

Information presented has been gathered from the respective instructors. All class times, fees and meeting locations are subject to change. Please consult instructor with any questions. For contact numbers and emails please consult your Quail Creek Source Book™. We apologize if we inadvertently missed any activity or organization.

Arts & Crafts | Books & Writing | Cards & Games | Dance & Music | Golf | Hobbies & Clubs | Performing Arts | Religious Organizations | Service Organizations | Social Organizations | Sports & Fitness


Art Glass

Enjoy learning to create stained glass windows, sun catchers, platters, bowls, vases, and more. Work with lead, foil, mosaics, or warm glass. Meetings are the first Monday in March, June, September, and December. Studio open selected times with trained monitor on duty.

Contact: Joan Hoppe

Fine Arts Room
The Fine Arts Room is equipped for painting, sewing, and all types of crafts and can be used for other activities not requiring major tools or equipment.

Gourd Art Women’s Workshop
We are a group of beginner to expert women gourd crafters who enjoy creating beauty from nature’s bounty. Come visit us any Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Room and see how beautifully creative you can get with a gourd. All women are welcome to come by.

Contact: Lois Williams
Contact: Yoshie Hennessy
Contact: Larry Thomson

Quail Creek Ceramics Club
Our studio is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdam 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We have greenware, bisque, and paints for you to use. We also work with clay and offer classes to get you started.

Contact: Janelle Hyslop
Contact: Carol Blank

Quail Creek Lapidary & Jewelry Making Club
The club offers training, lectures, and workshops in cutting and polishing stones, silversmithing, chan making, bed weaving, precious metal clay (PMC), and other jewelry making techniques. The shop is equipped with a rock saw, grinders, polishers, soldering equipment, and a PMC kilb!

Contact: Pat McCarthy

Quail Creek Needlework Club
The club encourages and supports all of the needlework crafts: sewing, embroidery, quilting, crochet, and knitting – anything with a needle. We meet every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Room.

Contact: Mazie Hastings

Our group is comprised of members interested in making wood items like toys, tables, wood inlay projects, large and small projects, etc. We also include wood-burning and whittling. We meet to share knowledge, patterns, and craft tips.

Contact: Harry L. Pell


Madera Clubhouse Library
A lending library containing hardback and soft back books is located in the Madera Clubhouse Library (Zinc Room). Note that soft back books are shelved behind cabinet doors. Users are requested to note author, title, and date when borrowing books. Donations are encouraged (boxes located in Library) of recent popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Volunteers shelve returned books daily. To volunteer, contact Larry Thomson.


Brush-Up Bridge
Bridge sessions for those who want to learn a few new conventions and brush-up on their skills. We meet every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Contact: Sandy Argubright

Ladies’ Marathon Bridge
Teams play a set number of hands against other teams on a flexible, monthly schedule from October to April. Winners determined by all games played. Teams must be finalized prior to September for following season.

Contact: Pat Nichols

Mah Jongg Group
The Monday group meets at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the library. The Tuesday group meets at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. also in the library. All skill levels welcome; if you would like to learn please contact us.

Contact: Eileen Dittl

Mixed Party Bridge
Party Bridge is played on Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., men and women welcome. A sign-up sheet is at the Madera Clubhouse. Please sign up before Tuesday at noon to play on Wednesday of that week. The fee is $1 to go towards prize money.

Contact: Gwen Mowat

Monday & Thursday Pinochle
Come join us at 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon to play or learn to play a relaxing game of pinochle. Then come join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening for more of a challenge in the game of pinochle. Place – Silver Room of the Madera Clubhouse.

Contact: Wally Ueberschar

Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bridge
Come out and join us for a morning of fun every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We meet in the card room at the Recreation Center.

Contact: Wanda Holly

Thursday Afternoon Ponytail Canasta
This is an interesting and enjoyable card game, easy to learn, and fun to play. We meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. in the Silver Room at the Madera Clubhouse. Experience a fun game for fun people.

Contact Anna Larocca (10/15 to 7/15)
Contact: Hanna Wilhelm (7/15 to 10/15)


Ballroom Dance Club
The Quail Creek Ballroom Dance Club’s mission is to provide formal evenings for the enjoyment of Quail Creek residents. Dances featuring renowned orchestras are held in the Madera Clubhouse during the months of December, January, February, and March. Ballroom Dance lessons are also sponsored by the club.

Contact: Susan Stacey

Cabaret Dance Club
The Cabaret Dance Club organizes and conducts Cabaret dance entertainment for its members. Dances are held in the Madera Clubhouse between October and April. A selection of bands play at these events featuring varying musical styles. This gives the membership the opportunity to express themselves through dance utilizing multiple dance styles, including line dancing, country dance, rock and roll, jitterbug, and more.

Contact: Roger Oravetz (President)
Contact: Kathy Abel (Membership)

Line Dancing
Line ncing is a fun exercise for anyone – no partner required. Both beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome. Learn new dances each week. No sign up is needed; just come by when you can. We meet in the Ballroom of the Madera Clubhouse. Details are in the monthly calendar.

Contact: Cindy Fletcher

Quail Creek Cloggers
We are a group of experienced cloggers that meet each Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Room under the direction of instructor Sandy Argubright. New members are always welcome. No experience is necessary.

Contact: Sandy Argubright

Valley Voices Women’s Chorus
A group of women who enjoy singing together for fun as well as for the purpose of providing entertainment at Performing Arts functions at Quail Creek.

Contact: Suzie Price


Quail Creek Couples Golf Association
Fun golf and good company! Men and women team up as a couple, have a fun game of golf, lunch, and awards the third Friday of every month. Check out the Couples’ Club on the Homeowner’s website!

Contact: Rose Welliver

Quail Creek Lady Putters
We meet every Wednesday morning for 18 holes of putting fun. Putting or other golf skills are not necessary to become a member of our fun, social group.

Contact: Ruth Maki

Quail Creek Ladies’ 9-Hole Golf Association
The Quail Creek Ladies’ 9-Hole Golf Association plays every Thursday morning. We enjoy golf, fellowship, tournaments, invitationals, luncheons, and other special events. Five golf scores are required to establish a handicap. Annual dues are $35 per year, which includes hndicap fees and league dues.

Contact: Marci Yenerich

Quail Creek Ladies’ 18-Hole Golf Association
Quail Creek Ladies’ 18-Hole Golf Association meets every Thursday for organized play. The ladies, who are usually paired in flights, participate in weekly ABCD and low gross- low net tournaments, as well as four major tournaments each year.

Contact: Dreama Fumia
Contact: Bonny Wilcox

Quail Creek Men’s 9-Hole Golf Association
The Desert Duffers mission is “Golf is a Game! Have Fun!” This is the purpose and objective of the desert Duffers. Golf activities are conducted in accordance with USGA, AGA, local, and Desert Duffers standing rules. AGA handicapping is used for both individual and team events. Golf outings at other courses and social activities with wives are included.

Contact: Richard Ehlert

Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association

The objectives of the Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association are to promote the game, its rules, and traditions. Club events take place on Tuesdays and are 18 holes. Club dues are $45 per year. There are four major tournaments a year plus a three-day invitational.

Contact: Craig Parsons

Quail Creek Veteran’s Golf Association
The purpose of the Quail Creek Veterans’ Golf Association (QCVGA) is to promote the game of golf, encourage good fellowship, and sportsmanship among the Military Veterans, spouses, widows, and widowers of the Quail Creek community with timely events and special tournaments. Tournaments are held at various courses within the Green Valley area. Tournaments are conducted in accordance with USGA, AGA, and QCVGA rules. Dues are $10 per year.

Contact: Tom Contreras
Contact: Bill Gray


Critters Club
The Critters Club provides education for its pet owner members and promotes socialization of pets through distribution of information, guest speakers, and activities.

Contact: Jan Ederle

Photography Club Of Quail Creek
The Photography Club is composed of residents who want to have fun with photography at all levels from beginner to advanced. We meet to learn more about photography and to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with one another. If you would like to have more fun with photography, or just learn more about how to better operate your camera, please come and join us!

Contact: John Strandquist

Quail Creek Computer Club
The Computer Club, one of the most popular clubs in Quail Creek, provides timely and topical monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. As part of the nominal annual fee, members may attend as many classes and/or workshops as they wish.

Contact: Al Miller

Women Of Quail Creek
The Women of Quail Creek meets monthly and features programs on a variety of topics of interest for women. Members have fun learning how to better their lives and our community.

Contact: Peggy McGee


Quail Creek Performing Arts Guild (Theater Group)
The mission of our club is to present variety, musical drama, and comedy productions for the enjoyment of club members, Quail Creek residents, and their guests.

Contact: Mary C. Kollschegg


Bible Study – Women’s
A Christian Non-Denominational Study Group – The study for Quail Creek Women’s Bible Study is Romans 12. We meet Tuesdays in the Clubhouse Silver Room at 1:00 p.m. It’s a ten week DVD and discussion series. Study guides are $7. We will meet January 18 – March 22. In September we will study the 12 week “Truth Project” by focus on the family. We hope you will join us.

Contact: Jo-Anne Spencer
Contact: Kay Robinson


Care And Share Lending Closet
The Lending Closet is a service provided to all Quail Creek residents that are in need of baby and adult assistance items on a short-term basis. The closet has baby equipment such as pack-n-plays, hi-chairs, strollers, and car seats. It also has adult equipment such as walkers, wheel chairs, crutches, and shower seats. Please see the Quail Creek website under Clubs and Activities/Care and Share for a complete list of items in stock. All items are available at no cost for your short-term needs. Please call Kris McFall for reservations and availability and to make an appointment for pick-up and return.

Contact: Kris McFall

Community Emergency Response Team (Cert)
The CERT team assists the fire department in a major emergency.

Contact: Bill Kerr
Email: [email protected]

Quail Creek Blanket Brigade
Through the gift of lovingly handmade blankets, this not-for-profit service organization works to provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are in substantial distress in their lives. Blankets of all sizes and styles will be welcomed.

Contact: Mary Ellen Pruess

Quail Creek Memorial Committee

The mission of this committee is to establish a venue for memorializing Quail Creek residents who are deceased.

Contact: Mary Ellen Pruess


Colorado Club
Come join us and enjoy Bronco Brunch, cocktail parties, Colorado Rockies Baseball games, and Dinner Triple Play Miniature Golf, plus more.

Contact: Loretta Jo Halboth

Eastern Seaboard Club
Where were you born, did you live or work on the East Coast? If so, you may be interested in joining the Eastern Seaboard Club. The club began in 2005 to reunite the people of Quail Creek with their fellow East Coasters. There are no dues; just fun in an informal setting. We usually have four events every year; either at a member’s home or a local restaurant.

Contact: Nancy Sherman

Quail Creek Canadian Club
We are a social and informational club for all Canadians living in Quail Creek.

Contact: Robin Blais

Trips And Tours
We do trips and tours of the surrounding area with specialty trips to Nevada and Mexico, as well as cruises to exciting destinations.

Contact: Joy Sack


Fitness Classes
Come join Mary Jane Goodrick’s, “Love to Move” Fitness Classes at the Quail Creek Fitness Center. New students are welcome to join at any time. Classes include: Step & Sculpt – a step aerobics class using the Reebok step platform, Strong, Stretched & Centered – stretch all major muscle groups, core strengthening, balance, and relaxation, Total Body Conditioning – Focus on Muscular balance, strength, and flexibility using hand held weights, exercise tubing, and balls. Please call for class prices, times, etc.

Contact: Mary Jane Goodrick

Quail Creek Billiards Club
Via extensive publicity, plus on Monday evening and Wednesday & Friday morning 8-ball games, Ladies’ Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon Billiards, and our free one-hour pool lessons, we promote the widespread recreational use of Quail Creek’s superb billiards equipment in the Madera Clubhouse Billiards Room. Our club has over 280 mostly novice and intermediate member players. All of our weekly events are entertaining, recreational, and socializing activities providing a way to meet others who enjoy playing pool and watching others play pool. The ladies’ sessions also welcome beginning men players and couples.

Quail Creek Hikers
We hike weekly from October through April, generally in the nearby mountains. Hikes are of varying difficulty, from moderate to strenuous.

Contact: Steve Pruess

Quail Creek Softball Club
Senior (55+) slow pitch softball is a major activity in the Green Valley area. More than 150 players of both sexes and all skills are currently playing. Games are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, generally in the mornings, year round.

Contact: Nick Charles

Quail Creek Table Tennis Club
All are welcome to come play Table Tennis (Ping Pong) with a very friendly and outgoing group. All skill levels participate in the Quail Creek Wellness Activity.

Contact: Jeff Morrison

Quail Creek Tennis Club
Quail Creek Tennis Club promotes an active program of Tennis by organizing Men’s, Women’s, and mixed play, conducting tournaments and sponsoring social events.

Contact: Pam Premo

Quail Creek Trekkers
From mid-September to May, we stroll every other week through the beautiful desert mountains of the greater Tucson area. Strolls are 5-7 miles at various speeds, but usually with an option for less.

Contact: Dan Patterson

Water Aerobics
Water Aerobics at the Quail Creek pool continues to grow. CD leads the group, David *50 minutes) or Billy Jo (40 minutes). Equipment is put out and picked up by whoever is out there. Groups have 2 to 30 participants. Work out with us at 9:00 a.m. in the winter and 8:30 a.m. in the summer.