Monday Morning Memo

October 11, 2021

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?

Water Aerobics

8:30 am

Mon, Wed, Fri



9:00 am


Mountain View Park

Book Club

10:00 am



Happy Hour





7:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Neighborhood News


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet next Tuesday, October 12th at 9:00 am at Mountain View Park. We will have some tools there, but bring what you want to help clean up the park there and also at Portillo Bridge Park. 


EE Residents - If you have unwanted pots for starting plants – please bring by Mountain View Park between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday the 12th.

Book Club

From Linda Sielken

EE Book Club will meet this week on Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:00 am, in the Ramada. This month we've been reading The Dutch Girl (a biography of Audrey Hepburn) by Robert Matzen. The discussion this week will be led by Linda Hoy.

Happy Hour, Friday, 4 pm

This Friday, October 15, we will have No-Host Happy Hour, 4 pm, at the Ramada. No one is hosting....we bring our own drinks, an appetizer to share (only if you want to), and our own eating utensils. It's nice to just sit and enjoy one another's company. It's a fun and relaxing time. Hope you will join in!

Make a note...our next No-Host Happy Hour will be on Saturday, October 30 to celebrate Halloween. Mark your calendar!!

Lamp Post Light Sensor

From Tom Cooke

If your lamppost fails to come on at night and you have ruled out a bad bulb, or if the light stays on during the day time, you probably have a bad sensor. Here is more information about the sensor, cost and sourcing:

The 'photo eye' for the lamp post is shown below and can be seen online at this link.

On a typical lamp post, you need to remove 3 screws to remove the lamp head and gain access to the inside of the post where the control mounts from.

If someone is careful and notes which wires on the existing control were connected to which wires inside the post, connecting the wires on the new sensor is easy. Unless you are experienced in working with electricity you should turn off the electrical breaker before changing out the sensor. Or you may prefer to call an electrician or handyman to tackle this job.

Caring Connections

Garage Sale on Napa

From Sandy Lavoi

  • Some residents on Napa are having garage sales this week on Thursday and Friday, October 14 and 15, from 8 am to 12 pm . There will be balloons or signs at participating locations. If you have questions, please call Sandy Lavoi at 218-536-1842.

Marvol Barnard

  • Congratulations to Marvol Barnard on her re-election as LPGA Professionals National President. Marvol is a Golf Pro at Haven Golf Club and has been an EE resident for several years. Way to go, Marvol!

Sam Simonson's 90th Birthday

  • Help celebrate Sam Simonson's 90th birthday! Sam is turning 90 on October 16th, and we know he would love to receive cards wishing him well! Please send them to him at his Minnesota address: Sam Simonson, 4104 Pepperwood Trail, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Happy Birthday Sam!!


Water Series Presentation

Sponsored by Green Valley Council

Thursday, October 14, 9 am

Las Campanas Recreation Center


Sponsored by the Green Valley News

Saturday, October 16, 8 am

Continental Shopping Plaza, near CVS

Funny Bone

Source: Always Leave Them Laughing

Source: Clean Humor Jokes and Comedy

Source: Humor Train

Source: Wild and Windy

The first screw to get loose in your head is the one that holds your tongue in place.

Thanks Al Prato

Please send your jokes, suggestions, and comments to Judy Hayes,, 720-201-9260