Season 2021-2022 Newsletter

“Welcome Back” to another GREAT season.  We have many wonderful programs, activities, and events planned for the upcoming season to make your stay at Queen Valley RV Resort fun and enjoyable!  We are excited about the top entertainers and bands that will be entertaining you.  Four “Premier Events” are scheduled this season and will be held in our Activity Hall. 

Our first “Premier Event” will be an amazing show on January 19, 2022, with “Marshal Pioneer Pepper and The Sunset Pioneers”.  You will enjoy this “Wild” “Old West Stage Show”, the greatest, funniest, bestest “Old West Stage Show” around!   Marshal Pioneer Pepper is one of the most popular and talented singing cowboys of all time!  The Wild Old West Stage Show has captivated audiences worldwide and was featured on ESPN Monday Night Football!!!   The show includes a western stage show, featuring “The Sunset Pioneers”, dazzling Show Girls, and gunslingin’ Desperate Odd Toes!  Keeping the old west alive with his attention grabbing mixture of traditional cowboy music, comedy, and western choreography, Marshal Pioneer Pepper performs such nostalgic songs as Tumbling Tumble Weeds, El Paso, and Ghost Riders in the Sky.  Ride back to the days of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Marty Robbins, and The Sons of the Pioneers, reminding listeners that a little bit of cowboy lives on in all of us! For the overall fun of the event, dress in western attire! 

Our “Premier Dinner and Show” by Tia’s Royal Islanders will be on February 17, 2022, with a catered Hawaiian Luau Dinner followed by a Polynesian Show.  Enjoy a catered buffet style Hawaiian dinner of Kalua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, Steamed Rice, Hawaiian Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit Salad, Dinner Rolls, and beverages. Afterwards, The Royal Islanders present a breathtaking performance that is the highlight of every Hawaiian luau.  Tia’s reputation is known for giving audiences an EXCITING Polynesian Revue with the beautiful hula dancers and authentic fire knife dancers which are sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Enjoy the beat of the festive Polynesian music and beautiful Hula dancers that take you on a journey of all the Islands, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa, and New Zealand. To add to the overall fun of this event, dress in your favorite Polynesian attire, optional! 

Our third “Premier Event” will be our annual “Mardi Gras Party”.  It will be celebrated on Shrove or Fat Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Carnival merriment will start with a parade of floats, marching krewes and pets, bead tossing and judging of best costumes for men, women, pets and motor vehicles.   Enjoy a potluck of Louisiana dishes topped off with dancing to the band “Uncle Click”.  Get your beads, masks and colorful Mardi Gras costumes for an afternoon and evening of partying “New Orleans” style.  

Our fourth “Premier Event” will be a fantastic show “Mogollon” on March 10, 2022.  Mogollon (pronounced Mug-e-on) began in the small Northeastern Arizona town of Overgaard.  The name of the band is derived from the “Mogollon Rim”.  Mogollon has earned the reputation as one of the Premier Country Rock Entertainment groups in the West and continues to keep their high standard.  Their scope of performing ability is truly amazing!  They can play about anything from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd to their original written songs.  For the overall fun of the event, dress in your blue jeans and cowboy hats! 

Tickets to our “Premier Events” will be available for purchase at our Weekly Coffee Socials and throughout the season at the Resort office. 

Our Library is an attractive and comfortable place to spend time reading or watching TV.  There are hundreds of well-organized fiction books available to check out. You will also find non-fiction books, talking books, magazines and movie DVD’s to enjoy during your stay. The library is always open and ready for you to come and make yourself at home. 

Volunteers at our Resort are involved in a Homeless Veterans Project and greatly appreciate the support from our Resort residents and Queen Valley residents. There are over 500 homeless Veterans in Pinal County. Most of them suffer from PTSD and do not trust the government and thus do not get their disability help or benefits. Some actually live in the desert with their families. These are very special people who have fallen on bad times and hopefully someday will be able to succeed in the world around them.  This past season kits were provided for our Homeless Veterans along with sleeping mats. 

A project for the Veterans that started in Season 2017 was crocheted sleeping mats that are a much appreciated donation for the Veterans.  The mats measure 3’x 5’ in size and require approximately 600 grocery bags per mat.  The project will continue in the coming season so start saving plastic grocery bags (the colored ones are especially nice) and bring them with you. Volunteers meet on a regular basis to make the mats.  

The Queen Valley Golf Association invites everyone to play golf at the Queen Valley Golf Course.  The Golf Association leaves one-third of all available tee times for non-members.   The best days to play are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Members and non-members can join the Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Leagues by contacting the Queen Valley Pro Shop. Men can play any Tuesday morning without getting a tee time.  The women have two Leagues: the 18-hole League plays on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and the 9-hole League plays on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. All non-members in the Leagues play at the guest rate discount.  If you would like additional information as a regular or associate member, check with the Queen Valley Pro Shop at 520-463-2214.   

Join Resort ATV’ers on various dates throughout the season for an evening “Full Moon ATV Ride” in the desert surrounding Queen Valley to Hot Dog Hill, a popular destination known in the surrounding area of Queen Valley.  Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire while enjoying a great evening of fun, friendship, conversation, and watching the beautiful Arizona “sunset and rising moon”. 

Hurry back to join us for our “Halloween Boo Bash Party & Dance” on October 31st with music by “DJ Dave” Dave Dengate.  Come dance to “Thriller” and “The Monster Mash”!  Ghosts, Witches, and Monsters welcome too!  You will be entertained with a variety of music that will have everyone up dancing and having fun!  Dress in your favorite “Halloween” costume, optional!  

On November 11th, Veteran’s Day, an afternoon program is planned by the Resort to show honor to our many veterans from the USA and Canada.  Show your patriotism by wearing your military or patriotic colors.  A great big “Thank You” to all of you that have served, be it the USA or Canada. 

The first Weekly Coffee Social will be Monday, November 15th. Weekly Coffee Socials are held every Monday during the season featuring informative coffee sponsors, delicious donuts, and a general “meet and greet” of old and new friends.  

Holiday potluck dinners are held on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Bring along your favorite recipe to make a side dish for these festive holiday dinners.  

Get into the Holiday spirit by helping to decorate our Activity Hall and Christmas trees at our annual “Tree Trimming Party” on Saturday, November 27th. 

Participate in creating a festive atmosphere for the Resort this Christmas Season by “Decorating Your Winter Home for the Holidays” in December. Site judging and prizes awarded.   

The “Annual Children’s Christmas Party” for the children in Queen Valley will be held on Saturday, December 11th in our Activity Hall.  Be part of the only Christmas some community children have by donating to and participating in our annual Children’s Christmas Party.  Our party combines games, crafts, Christmas cookies and other treats, gift bags, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  All of the goodies are prepared by our residents and the crafts and games are manned by our Resort volunteers.  The funding and gifts come solely from our residents.  In recent years we entertained seventy-nine children and their families.  This is truly one of the highlights of December, not only for the children but also for our donors and Resort residents. 

If you will be returning before the Children’s Christmas Party, we would appreciate donations of toys that are new and non-gender specific.  Books for little children are acceptable but it is hard to predict the interest of older ones.  Stuffed animals are always a treat for the young ones.  As a guideline for ages of children that attended this past year, twenty-six were 3 years of age or under, twelve were 4-6 years of age, fourteen were 7-10 years of age, nineteen were 11-14 years of age, and thirteen were 15 and older.  Our children of previous years are growing up and new little ones are arriving.  If you would like to contribute but will not be in the Resort until after December, you may send a check to the Resort office to the attention of Sally Phillips made payable to Children’s Christmas Party and Sally will be sure Terry Sullivan receives your check. Thank you for your past and future support of this incredible annual event for our community children.  

The Children’s Christmas Party Fishing Pond activity has been a huge success in previous years and the children love it.  Small toys, books, good used match box toys, small children’s items, girl’s nail polish, barrettes, etc. for the fishing pond (no clothing) can be used for this activity and donations of these items are appreciated. Ages of children run from babes in arms to 18 years old.  

Arrive a few days early to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Resort friends for the “New Year’s Eve Party & Dance” December 31st at the Queen Valley Homeowners Hall next to the Queen Valley Fire Station with music by the “Wes Reed Band”.   The Wes Reed Band plays a variety of country music for dancing and listening! Dress in your favorite western attire for the overall fun of this event (optional). 

New this season! Meet new people, make new friendships, and socialize in a casual setting at our “Friday Afternoon Club” starting Friday, January 7th continuing Friday afternoons through March in our Activity Hall and/or Poolside. 

Explore “The Arizona Trail” and learn of its origin on January 20th . An informative video will be shown highlighting the many who love Arizona and want to keep the Arizona Trail alive for future hikers and equestrians to enjoy. The YouTube series which garnered hundreds of thousands of views and significantly raised the profile of the Arizona Trail, tells how a band of dedicated people formed the idea to actuality and blazed the path and devote untold hours to maintain it; and how, on an emotional level, it has affected the lives of people who hike, run, bicycle, or ride horseback along its many diverse and challenging sections.  You will enjoy this documentary which shows the beauty and dedication of the many Stewards of the Arizona Trail! 

On Monday, January 24th, Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County, will be our guest speaker at our Weekly Coffee Social.  Mark Lamb was elected as the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County on January 1st, 2017. Sheriff Lamb oversees Pinal County, the size of Connecticut, and manages more than 650 employees within the department.  Sheriff Mark Lamb has both experience in law enforcement and the private sector. He trained with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Academy and was named Valedictorian of his class. He was hired by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where he excelled as a police officer and was named Rookie of the Year. The following year, he received the Officer of the Year Award. He was later promoted as a Detective to the Gang Enforcement Unit and in his first year was named Detective of the Year.  

Join us for a great evening of music and entertainment with “The Boomer Band” on Thursday, January 27th!  Back by popular request, the Boomer Band is one of Arizona’s classic rock/variety bands.  You will hear some of the best songs that defined a generation.  Enjoy the hits from the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, CCR, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynryd, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, SRV, Johnny Cash, and much, much more!   

Sip some wine; munch on a few hors d’oeuvres.  What could be more fun?  Enjoying the “Sip ‘n Swap Wine Tasting Party” on January 30th  with your closest Resort friends!  It’s a marvelous time to share your favorite wines from home and show off your State/Province with table displays. Bring two identical bottles of wine from your home State/Province (if possible), flags, posters, and trinkets from your State/Province.   To add to the overall fun, wear attire from your home State/Province; for instance, a t-shirt, sports attire, or hat. 

Create your own stained-glass masterpiece at our Glass Crafters workshops held weekly throughout the season.  Member dues are $10 per year.  Non-members can do a first-time project for $30 which includes working with a monitor to design and complete a project.  Glass Crafters have a fund-raising breakfast annually that will be held February 5th.  The Glass Crafters will sell tickets to the breakfast starting in January so be sure to watch for the details, serving times, and the delicious foods that will be served.  

“On The Spot Productions” presents “Wyatt Earp – A Life on The Frontier” February 10th featuring Wyatt Earp portraying his famous relative Wyatt Earp.  Meet the man and not the myth!  The Story Hollywood didn’t tell!  Set in the mid 1920’s an elderly Wyatt Earp tells of his adventures during the final days of the American frontier from Arizona to Alaska.  The year is 1928; the place is in the couple’s Los Angeles, California apartment. Wyatt reluctantly speaks to (a fictional reporter) Mr. Noble, as an elderly Wyatt tells of his time in Tombstone, Arizona, his life afterwards and follows the sometimes-turbulent times of the couple’s 47 years of marriage together as they traveled and prospected throughout the West and Alaska. “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier” won the Arizona award in l996 and has performed over 755 shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Wyatt Earp is an Arizona resident and makes his home in Tombstone. 

Saturday, February 12th is our “37th Annual Craft Fair”, and an opportunity for you to make and sell your handcrafted items.  Reserve your table/space early! 6’ tables/spaces are $5.00 for Resort residents.  Tables can be reserved anytime and paid for when you return for the season.  

On February 13th, the annual “Superbowl Scramble Golf Tournament” will be held at the Queen Valley Golf Course followed by lunch and prizes.   

Put on your dancing shoes!  Join Resorts residents for a “Party & Dance” with music by “Hillbilly Deluxe Band” February 20th.  Have a fun evening of dancing or just listening to great music!    

On Monday, February 21st following the Weekly Coffee Social, doTERRA essential oils Wellness Advocate Heather Herman will be offering an interactive “Essential Rollers Make & Take” class where participants will have the opportunity to use Certified Pure Tested Grade essential oils to address health issues such as immunity, digestive health, sleep, allergies, and mood.  (Supplies will be available to purchase for a nominal fee.)  Heather is returning for her 4th year at the Resort and is passionate about education!  She loves to help others by sharing her knowledge and experiences.  If you would like additional one-on-one time with Heather, individual 30 minute appointments can be scheduled throughout the afternoon (and evening, if needed). If you met with Heather in past seasons, she really wants to see you again and continue supporting you! 

March 9th  is our “Annual ATV Poker Run”. Join your friends and neighbors for an ATV ride through the desert stopping along the way to pick up your cards.  After the ride, meet back at our pool area for hamburgers, veggie burgers, or hot dogs, chips, and beverages.  Prizes will be awarded for the best poker hands.   

This season’s “Spring Fling” “Resident Appreciation Party” will be held March 16th. Eric with “Electric Blue Entertainment” will keep you entertained and laughing with his “Variety Show Party and Dance”.   You won’t want to miss this great party! Eric entertains with every song and plays all the popular party dance songs, Rock ‘n Roll, country, country line dance, oldies, and more with lots of audience participation. You will see comedy impersonators, magic, interactive songs, Eric in a balloon stunt, and more! 

Our annual “Resort Patio Sale” will be March 19th. If you have unwanted or gently used treasures that need a new home, sell them at our patio sale!  

Bring your favorite brunch recipe for our “Springtime Potluck Brunch”, March 21st. 

The following activities and classes will be offered this upcoming season: 

  • Open Cards
  • Line Dance Classes for beginners and intermediate levels.
  • Get fit fast with “Walk Fit” meets Tuesday through Saturday mornings in our Activity Hall starting in November.
  • Yoga classes are held twice a week. The advantages of practicing Yoga include better flexibility, physical and mental strength, energy, and overall wellness.
  • The Hiking Club has weekly hikes every Wednesday.
  • “Karaoke Nights” There are many songs from every genre from which to choose; so, get ready for fun, and laughter, too! You can be a “Star” as you sing your favorite songs. Join in, or just have fun watching.  
  • Over the past several years of Bible studies at the Resort, we have studied the Word and how it relates to our everyday life, shared our faith stories and supported one another while we counted our many blessings. One of those blessings is to discover and utilize the gifts we are given.  During this coming season several Bible studies will be led by a number of volunteers. Join us as they share their skills, knowledge and passion to make the Word come alive for us all.   
  • We are looking forward to another season of fun and exercise at the pickleball courts. Plans for the coming season include scoring, basic strategies and above all else – safety. Play pickleball anytime, paddles and balls are provided at the courts.  Only registered guests may use the courts and for safety purposes players must wear proper “court” shoes.
  • If you own and play a musical instrument be sure to bring it along for our Jam Sessions. Jam Sessions are open to everyone to attend and are an evening of great music and fun for all Resort residents.  
  • The Rock Hound Club plans to have instructors and opportunities for every level of interest. This is your opportunity to dabble in something new or jump into a new hobby. Nature and time have given the rocks of this area beauty just waiting to be unlocked. Come give us a whirl and make the rocks you find and pick up into something special to take home with you from Queen Valley. Membership fees are $10.00 per season or $15.00 per couple. We have new ideas brewing that just might come from you!
  • Queen Valley Rough Riders are an off-road group that goes out for the day Fridays during the season. The trails in our area offer a variety of challenges and spectacular scenery. Along the way explore abandoned mining sites and enjoy looking for wildlife and wild flowers. Trails are limited to a reasonable level of difficulty, but you do need a high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle with off road aggressive tires. For safety reasons, a CB radio is required. 
  • Enjoy sewing and making new projects with “Material Girls”, January through March. To participate bring a sewing machine, cutting mat, pins, scissors, etc.
  • Classes will be offered January through March by “Char’s Art”.
  • Happy Crafters meet on Tuesday mornings. If you would be willing to share your talents by teaching a craft, please bring ideas/patterns/items with you.
  • Bi-Monthly Movie nights are held January through March. Join your friends to catch up on current movies you might have missed over the last few years. 
  • Our Trap Shoot Club will start up mid-November.

Additional activities this season include Aquasize, ATV Riders Groups, Adopt-A-Highway, Bingo, Craft Classes, Weekly Men’s Breakfast at a local restaurant, Monthly Ladies Luncheons at area restaurants, Shuffleboard, and Zumba.  

Season events held in the Community of Queen Valley and open to Resort residents:

  • December 4      Homeowners Annual Craft Sale 
  • December 11    Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast
  • December 24    Community wide Christmas Eve Parade – decorate your ATV, Golf Cart, or vehicle and participate in a festive Parade through the village of Queen Valley led by the Queen Valley Fire Department   
  • December 31    New Year’s Eve Party & Dance at the Homeowners Hall 
  • January 15        Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Bake Sale & Rummage 
  • January 29        Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Annual Custom Cars & Bike Show
  • February 3        Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Soup & Salad Dinner
  • February 19      Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Walk-A-Thon
  • March 12          Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Annual Charity Golf Tournament                                                       

                                                                         

                                    Sally Phillips, Manager