Last week's heavy winds

blew down a palo verde tree, some lamp posts, and displaced some garbage containers in Esperanza Estates

Photo by Hugh Rhine

Monday Morning Memo

February 27, 2023

Esperanza Estates

This Week in Esperanza Estates


9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Classes

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Monday and Wednesday

Pickleball Courts


9:00 am


184 Holgado on EE Trail

Thirsty Thursday

4:00 pm



Save The Date for These

Future Activities in Esperanza Estates

Book Club

March 9

10:00 am


Welcome Corps

(Welcome Committee)

March 9

1:00 pm

1180 West Circulo Del Sur

Garage/Patio Sale

March 10 (res)

March 11 (public)

4 - 5 pm

8 am- 2 pm


New Residents Coffee and Cakes

April 6

10:00 am

1180 W Circulo Del Sur

Neighborhood News


From Mary Harp

Weather permitting, the Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. next to Alto Residence, 184 Holgado on EE Trail.  Bring tools for cleanup, pruning and weeding at the park. New gardeners are always welcome.

It's Thirsty Thursday Week!!

March 2, 4 pm

Have you been to Thirsty Thursday? Thirsty Thursday is EE's informal, no-host happy hour we have every other Thursday at the Ramada at 4 pm. Everyone brings their own beverage, a snack to share (if you like), your own eating utensils, and gathers at the Ramada for a visit with neighbors and friends. This is Thirsty Thursday week, so come on over to the Ramada and join in the fun!

Book Club

The next EE Book Club will be March 9, 10 am, at the Ramada. The book this month is The Girl With The Braided Hair, by Margaret Coel. Lynn Theder is leading the discussion. We'll plan to meet in the Ramada, but if we have inclement weather, we'll send out an email with an alternate meeting place. Everyone is welcome!

Welcome Corps!

From Sharon Falor 

If you are interested in welcoming new residents to our community, please plan on attending our next meeting scheduled for March 9th at 1:00 at my home, 1180 West Circulo Del Sur. At this meeting we will be creating new zones, identifying teams and captains, and compiling new resident folders. All current members, please bring any folders you have so they can be updated for distribution. Thank you and see everyone on the 9th! 

Esperanza Estates Garage Patio Ramada Sale

From: Kraylen Miholer

The EE Enhancement group is having a Garage Patio Sale at the Ramada, Saturday, March 11, 8 am to 2 pm, open to the public. We'll also be open exclusively for EE Residents on Friday, March 10, from 4 to 5 pm.

During the pandemic we didn't have the large Ramada sale like we have done in the past, but we still got some donations of items from residents. We have mostly household and kitchen items, plus some tools, sporting goods, and possibly some jewelry. This sale will be scaled back from our sales in previous years, but we wanted to sell what has been donated.

All proceeds from the sale will be used toward beautifying our Esperanza Estates neighborhood.

Annual Sausage Fest Earns $$ for Optimist Scholarships

Lots of folks, over 100, came out last week for the Annual Optimist Sausage Fest. With the sale of the sausage sandwiches and frozen sausages, we helped the Optimists earn $1000 toward their scholarship fund. This year the Optimists will be awarding six $2000 scholarships to local high school seniors. A special thank you to the EE Hospitality Group for their usual fantastic job, and thank you to everyone who supported this very worthy cause!

Caring Connections

Mary Beth Wallace

  • Long time Napa resident and Neighborhood Watch captain, Mary Beth Wallace, is continuing to battle Alzheimer's. She remains in the care of her friend Pedro and his wife at their home. Visitors and/or inquiries are welcome. Call Pedro at 520-409-5195. 


Green Valley Through the Decades

Source: Wick Communications

In 2014, Green Valley celebrated it's 50th Anniversary, 1964 - 2014. The Green Valley news published a book, Green Valley Through the Decades, covering the development and growth of our community over those 50 years. It's well done with lots of great pictures and history. You can access the book online at this link.

Note: You will be able to read it better if you use the full screen viewer on your computer.

Thanks to Kevin Welsh for sharing this information.



Tuesday February 28, 2023

The Hottest Boogie Woogie Show of the Year.


Wednesday March 1, 2023

Rock out to the divas of the folk-rock movement in Gold Dust Women! 

Click here for more information

Health Benefits of Nature

March 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Presented by Jim Shaw

Green Valley Gardeners

Open to the Public .... Free

Canoa Hills Center

3660 S. Camino Del Sol

Luna Fest, Films By and About Women

Presented by Green Valley branch of AAUW

March 4, 1:30 Reception, 2:30 Screening

Tickets $25

Presented In person and Virtually at CPAC

Source: Cynthia Surprise

GVCC Concert

"Our Favorite Things"

Source: Linda Sielken

Our annual Spring Concert will be held on Monday, March 20 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30 pm at Valley Presbyterian Church on Camino del Sol..

Tickets are $15 which can be purchased from any choir member including Linda Sielken, at the door, and at the Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Pantz, The Book Shop, and Creative Edges in the Duval Safeway mall. Please call Linda Sielken, 908 240-1887 with questions.

Funny Bone

Thanks John Nesavich

Source: Home Grown Puns

Source: Hysterical Society

Source: Off the Mark

Source: Home Grown Puns

Source: Senior Jokes

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

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

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

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