Amenities & Social

You have a simple choice here at The Resort, stay as busy as you want or relax as much as you deserve.

Our amenities are as diverse as life itself, whether is joining one of our tennis teams and understand the real meaning of team sports; those players are real gung ho or take your sweetheart to one of our weekly dances. You can take care of your daily exercise in our fully equipped fitness room. Then relax in our Jacuzzi and heated pool. Do you like to Golf? We have a Golf Club you can join. Like to Hike? We have a hiking club. There is plenty to do to suit your active lifestyle!

Arts & Crafts

Resort Artists

November - March

Ceramics Room

Thurs. 1-4pm

Contact: Jerry Marynuik #20

Wood Workers (Members Only)

Wood Workers is a “members only” group with open shop hours.

November-March, they are open Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Wed and Fri 1pm-4pm.

To become a member, contact Doug Culver #82.

Wood Burning - Carving

This creative group meets in the Wood Shop on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-11:30am and on Mondays 7-10pm.

Work on your own projects, learn carving/burning techniques with experienced woodworkers.

For more info: Denis Lahaie 705-427-5568.

Quilting Club

November - March:

Monday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Studio 55, Quilt Club Weekly Meeting and Show and Tell

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Party Room, Morning: Quilting Classes & Demonstrations, Afternoon: Open Sewing

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Open Sewing

Every Day, L Room Available 24/7 to quilters. See posting on door for planned events.

Contact: Grace Coudron @ 507-530-1024   Rose Hilgedick @ 505-206-9051

Water Colors

Ceramics Room

Mon. 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Contact: Ed and Barbara McElroy #618


Ceramics is Wednesdays 10am-4pm in the Ceramics Room.

Join beginning and advanced classes to learn the fun art of painting and glazing on premolded or cast greenware and bisque pottery.

Learn different decorating techniques. Cost: $20/season for supplies and $3 per class.

More info: Pete Fuller 480-577-7999

Stained Glass

Mid Nov. thru Mar

Lapidary Room

Mon-Tues – 12:30-3:30 pm

Wed. – 12:30-3 pm & 6:30 – 9 pm

Fri. – 8:30 – 11:30 pm &1 to 3:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Castor #525


Meet with this fun group in the Solarium November – March on Wednesdays, 9am-noon.

Work on your scrapbooking projects, share ideas and the latest products with this fun group!

More info: Rita McGratten #554

Card Making

Nov. thru Mar - Ceramics Room

Mon. 8 – 10 am & Tues. 9 – 11 am

Sign up in Activities Office

Supplies supplied

Contact: Emily Bloom #614


Nov thru Mar

Mon thru Thurs – 8:30 – 11:30 am

Lapidary Room

Contact: Paul Klotz #737

Crafty Ladies

Oct. thru Mar. - Party Room

Mon & Fri 1 – 3 pm

This is a casual gathering where you bring a craft you’re working on or just stop by and learn something new!

Contact: Virginia Thon #686

Cards & Games (Click to View)

Our Card Games are played wherever space is available. You’ll find Cribbage in the Parlor/Post Office, Euchre in the Party Room and Hand & Foot in the Solarium. There is also Pinochle, Samba, Shanghai and Bridge Games. There are also Dominos and Mah Jong games.

For a list of the times, locations and days plus contact information, please refer to The Resort Happening.



Thurs. 7-9

Contact: Pat and Kirby Lawrence #681


L – room

Mon. & Wed. 6:30 – 9:39 pm

Tues. & Thurs. 9 -11:30 am


Nov thru Apr - Post Office

Fridays 1 – 4pm

Contact: Jill Buschman #4


Oct to April - Party Room

Tues, Thurs & Sundays 12:30 – 4pm

Contacts: Betty Stover #466 - Karen Flier #644

Learn To Play Pinochle

Jan thru Mar - Post Office

Wednesdays, 2 – 4pm

Contact: Adam Baumstarck #465


Oct thru Mar - Party Room

Tuesdays, 7 – 10pm

Contact: Dorothy Engenlen #169

Hand and Foot

Nov to April 15 - Solarium

Mondays 1 – 4pm, Wednesdays 1 – 4pm

Contact: Levina Hauser #458


Nov thru Mar - Party Room

Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm

Contact: Dee Spire #655


Nov thru Mar - Party Room

Thursdays, 7 – 10 pm

Contact: John Thon #686


Nov thru Mar - Party Room

Fri. 9 am – 12:30pm, Sat. – 7 – 10 pm

Contact: Jill Buschmann #4

Cribbage 2

Nov thru Mar - Parlor

Saturdays, 1 – 3pm

Contact: Denis Buschman #4, Sharon Fischer #589


Year Round, Party Room

Mondays, 7 – 10 pm

Contact: Bill Dawson #750

Social Bridge

Nov. thru Mar

Party Room – Sundays 7pm, Parlor – Wed. 7pm

Contact: Kathy Smith #119, Eloyce McGillvary #705

Church Groups (Click to View)

Women's Bible Study

Thursdays, 10 am – 12 noon

Studio 55


Nov thru Mar - Ballroom

Tuesdays, 3 to 4pm

Contact: Karen Christian #666


Nov thru Mar - Theatre

Tuesdays, 9 to 10am

Contact: Karen Christian #666


Nov. thru Mar

Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm

Contact: Karen Christian #666


Nov. thru Mar - Theater

Fridays, 8:15 to 9am

Contact: Carol Kramer #572

Sunday Service

Nov thru Mar - Ballroom

Sunday 9am

Bible Study - The Resort Church

The Psalms Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm through Dec. 15th - Movie Theater

Study Guide Provided.

Contact: Ken Bell #738 717-304-0686

Exercise (Click to View)

Mindfulness Mediation

Studio 55

Jan - February

Tuesdays, 11-12pm

Contact: Barbara Bofenkamp #409

Line Dancing

Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30am: Ballroom

Contact: Susan Tuttle: 602-329-2213

Gentle Exercise with Chair

Nov thru Mar - Party Room

Thursdays, 10 – 10:45am

Contact: Jan Voellinger - 618-593-7749


Nov. thru Dec

Tue & Thurs 8:30 – 10:00 am - Ballroom

Instructor: Barb Buck

Tai Chi

Oct thru Mar - Party Room

Fridays: 10:30 – 11:30am

Instructor: Jan Voellinger - 618-593-7749

Water Aerobics

Nov thru Mar

Mon thru Fri – 7am

Instructor: Pat Miser #291


Oct thru Mar

Mon thru Fri – 9 – 10am

Contact: Sharon Cochran #412

Music and Dance (Click to View)


Nov thru Mar - Ballroom

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3pm

Contact: Monty – 480-354-8621

Kitchen Band

One of the craziest, fun bands to watch! Players play a variety of handmade and odd “instruments,” sing, joke and entertain all over town! They are an Assisted Living and Retirement Resort favorite! They practice in the Ballroom Wednesdays, 9-10am. Contact Kit Robertson #56 to join.

Swinging Resorters


Tuesdays – 12:30 – 2:30pm

Swinging Resorters

C1 Workshop

Nov 13 – Apr. 2 - Ballroom

Thursdays, 10am to noon

A2 & C1 Dances

Nov 13 – Mar. 26

2nd & 4th Thurs. 6:45 – 9:45pm

Instructor: Mike Sikorsky


Rehearsals begin Monday, January 4th at 2:30-4:00pm in the Ballroom.

Nov to Mar. - Ballroom

Mondays, 2:30 – 4pm

Contact: Marilyn Christensen #641 (Winter), Rick McGraw #10 (Spring)

December Dances

Friday, Dec 11th - “The Chauffeurs”

Friday, Dec 18th - “Julie Lee & the White Rose Band”

All dances will start at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30) - Tickets: $8 per person.


Sodas and water sold. Light snacks will be provided. Get your tickets early so we have a good count for table set-up.

You can buy them in the Activities Office.

See you there!

Sports (Click to View)

At The Resort sports are a way of life. Our residents like to stay healthy and in shape. There are many ways to do this, from tennis to shuffleboard to pickle ball to softball and more. Our many sports clubs are not just a way to stay fit but a way to connect to new friends. Many of the club members have found a sense of family in gathering for their sports. The comradery, competition and encouragement make these groups special. Just take a look at these residents

The Resort Tennis Club

Thanks for checking out The Resort Tennis Club. We hope you take the time to explore, and check out all the benefits of visiting The Resort and participating in not only the Tennis Club activities, but in the vast array of things to do off the courts as well. Our park, located in the City of Mesa, is about 30 minutes from Phoenix International Airport and 15 minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport.

Our park offers four, hard-surface (two lighted) courts, where we have Drop-In Tennis, Social Play, Player Development Programs, Ball Machines, Invitational and Club Tournaments, Club Mixers, and “Fun Days.”

The Resort Tennis club has a membership of over 120 members, and provides players with the opportunity to participate at all skill levels, from “how do I hold a racket” to advanced, and our annual dues are a whopping $20. The club provides professional coaching at all levels as well as loaner rackets to get you started.

Our goal at The Resort Tennis Club, is to provide an environment that fosters fun for all our members. While some people play tennis just for exercise and the social aspect of the game, others prefer to add a bit of competition and strive to hone their skills and advance their level of play. Our tennis club participates in the 55+ East Valley Seniors Tennis League, the largest senior tennis league (3500+ players) in the country. This league offers play from the beginner level through to the advanced 4.0+ levels, and everything in between. There are sixteen other Mesa area resorts that participate in this league, and weekly matches begin in early November and run through the first week in March.

Our Club is run entirely by volunteers who are the backbone of our success. We do everything from maintain our equipment, clean our courts, manage tournaments, score-keep, captain teams, and administer our clubs’ activities through our Executive Committee. On behalf of our club, and our Executive Committee, I would like to invite you to check us out. If you are looking for a warm spot in the sun and some great tennis activities, we hope you will join us at The Resort on your next trip south. If you want more information, please contact us at