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February 6, 2023

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts

Pickleball 101





9:30 am


Flag Park

Pickleball 101



Pickleball Courts

Book Club

10:00 am



Crafty Crafters

1:00 pm


820 W Circulo Napa

Neighborhood News

Pickleball Education Program

From Sharon Falor, 928-853-3474

The Pickleball class this week is for the Beginner level.

Pickleball 101: Introduction to Pickleball - Beginners ONLY! This course will focus on safety, equipment, and movement. All players will learn the basic shots, rules of the game, and meet other beginner players to socially play with outside of class.

Dates for Class: Jan 2, 16, 30, Feb 6, 20, March 6, 20. Class Time: 11:00-12:30


From Mary Harp


Weather permitting, the Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Flag Park at the corner of Esperanza and Holgado.  Bring tools for cleanup, pruning and weeding at the park. New gardeners are always welcome.

Crafty Crafters

From Bernie Olson

Several people that made suncatchers last week want to make them again. This week, the craft group will be making suncatchers on Thursday, February 9th. We will meet at Bernie’s house. 820 W Circulo Napa at 1 pm.

Please bring a variety of beads large and small, a heavier one for the bottom, an empty key ring, 1 inch square and round mirrors (your choice), clothespins and E6000 glue if you have it. I have plenty of fish line to share with you.

JoAnn’s has beads, and they also have the mirrors. The mirrors get glued together so bring however many you want to use. I used 18. The clothespins can be obtained at the dollar store. They will hold the mirrors together while they dry. It will take a day for them to dry well, so that is why we are doing them at my house.

They can lay out on the tables to dry, and you can pick them up the next day. Call me if you have any questions, Bernie 920-254-9277.

Anybody interested in taking over the craft group for the rest of the season? I won’t be able to do it after my surgery. I would be available by phone to help. Please send me an email at [email protected].

Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be Thursday, February 9, at 10 am at the Ramada. If the weather is forecasted to be too chilly, we'll send out info about an alternate location. Hugh Rhine will lead the discussion on Stoicism for Inner Peace.

Sidewalk Curb Ending

From Cyndie Alto, Common Area Maintenance

This is the answer from Pima County about the sidewalk ending at Norte and Excelso. "After review, it was determined this is an ADOT standard and it is a directional access ramp due to the sidewalk ending. The “stop” or curb is to deter people from walking that way."  Use the other side of the street.

Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction

February 14th, Valentines' Day

From Jody Hauge

Excitement Is Growing in the Neighborhood! Valentine’s Day will be extra special this year for residents and guests of Esperanza Estates. The Enhancement Committee has been busy planning what they will bake and gathering fantastic donations for our Valentine Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction. The event will be held at the Ramada on Tuesday, February 14, from 1:00 – 3:00. The cost of the buffet is $5 which will allow each individual 3 scrumptious desserts, of their choice, from the buffet.

The Silent Auction will begin at 1 and we will start closing the bids starting

at 2:30. At this time we have 27 amazing donations to bid on. Just to give

you a taste of what is to be offered here is a list of some of the items:

  • A handmade diamond willow walking stick
  • Handmade peyote stitch bracelet
  • Home crafted Mexican ladder
  • Watercolor Silk Scarf
  • How about bidding on a Facial or massage for that special person.
  • Handmade stone necklace and earring set
  • Cutest ever birdhouses
  • Gift certificates
  • Fitness class
  • Wool rug

This is a taste of things to come. We will have more items to entice you

with next week. The EE Gardeners will be selling potted garden plants as part of our fundraising event. Hope you can come and support your community and have a good time. We are all privileged to live in this wonderful community of EsperanzaEstates.

Caring Connections

Thanks to the Soup Cooks

The homemade soups served at the Souper Supper got rave reviews. Many thanks to all of these great Soup Cooks...Cheri Day, Robin & Dean Lockwood, Sam Simonson, Gloria Creagh, Becky Staples-Ramsy, Carol Roy, Kathy Lindeman, Janet Shown, Patti & Jim Gardner, Roberta Bower, Connie Scorza, Penny Huculak, Debbie Ries, Dale Howard, Larry Kemptom, Mari Tennison (new in neighborhood), and Terry Van Apeldoorn. Delicious!!

Food Collection

From Sandy LaVoi

Thanks for all of food donated at the Souper Supper. Very much appreciated.



Feb 9, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023

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February 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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SAGUARO ROOM – The doors open at 9:00 with the seminar starting at 9:30.  People are encouraged to come early to socialize and enjoy a light snack and beverage.


Green Valley Gardeners – Open to the Public

Funny Bone

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!  Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water. ‘The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow..
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered..
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM . Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM .. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Thanks for the jokes, neighbor Al Prato

Please send your neighborhood pictures, jokes, suggestions, and comments to

Judy Hayes, [email protected], 720-201-9260 or

John Nesavich, [email protected], 303-880-3261

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