Category: Clubs & Classes

Cool Car Club holds 3rd annual Road Rally

  Jerry G. Bryant Fifteen Road Rally crews ascended on the parking lot at the Desert Diamond Casino on March 10th to see who could best navigate this year’s 32-mile course, answer the most questions correctly, and arrive on time at the finish line, Casino Del Sol. The 2018 course contained 23 questions. Two of…

TRIPS explores U of A campus

Bonnie Hyra Intrepid TRIPS participants ventured on foot and streetcar from west of I-10 to UA Old Main building discovering Tucson on this all-day tour lead by a TRIPS committee member. The group is assembled in front of the BEAR DOWN bear on University Blvd. before entering campus. Tour concluded back at San Augustin del…

Quail Creek has a new Writers Club

Joanna Miller The idea for a Writers Group originated with Yasmin John-Thorpe, a published children’s book author and JoAnn Haberer, a published mystery series writer, together with Jerry Hanks, a screenwriter with Hollywood credits. All are relatively new to Quail Creek and saw an opportunity to share their experience with other residents in an open,…

The Potters don’t just make pots

  Pat McCarthy One of the many free classes offered by the Quail Creek Pottery Club was a recent hand-building cactus session attended by fifteen eager potters, ranging from beginners to way-beyond experts. Eileen Dittle, instructor, accompanied by other more experienced members, demonstrated a step-by-step process from rolling a slab of clay, to forming a…

MOAA hosts Mix and Mingle for April – May update

  Peggy McGee The Green Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association, hosted its annual Mix and Mingle in March. The highlight of the evening was MOAA Jeopardy, starring MOAA’s very own Alex Trebec AKA QC resident Tom Contreras. The three contestants, Dick Kosnick, Lynda Linker, and QC resident Lee Cornelison were asked questions centering on desert…

History abounds in our own backyard

JoAnn Haberer The Women of Quail Creek experienced 2,000 years of Southwest history in one day during their annual field trip on March 26. The group was escorted by expert docents on a tour of the Tubac Presidio where Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Arizonan artifacts and displays brought the past to life. They also…

Mah Jongg Tournament results

  Cindy Hogg On February 20, The Quail Creek Mah Jongg players hosted a Mah Jongg Tournament for 44 Quail Creek residents and guests. Players rotated, giving everyone an opportunity to meet, greet and play with friends and neighbors. After a fun filled morning, the players gathered in the Madera Clubhouse for a lovely luncheon…

MOAA Auxiliary hosts very successful luncheon

  Peggy McGee Every year the Green Valley Chapter Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) auxiliary sponsors a special project to help an organization outside of MOAA. In the past they have hosted baby showers for the National Guard and fundraiser luncheons for Fisher house and Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans. This year they decided to…