Season 2022-2023 Newsletter

Dear Resort Guests,

“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 performing for you.  Four “Premier Events” are scheduled this season that will be held in our Activity Hall. 

Our first “Premier Event” will be an amazing show on January 24th, 2023!  Get ready to go on an exciting magical adventure with Anthony and Dawn! They are a magical duo who will change the way you feel about magic!  They will take you on a fantastic, comedy filled, interactive journey! Anthony and Dawn will inspire you with the most intimate of magic and bring you to your feet with some of the largest illusions!  The show is filled with moments of awe, it has moments of wonder and moments that will touch your heart!  This show is one you won’t want to miss! 

Our “Premier Dinner and Show” by Tia’s Royal Islanders will be on February 9, 2023, 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, February 21, 2023. 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 “R & C School of Rock”.  Get your beads, masks and colorful Mardi Gras costumes for an afternoon and evening of partying “New Orleans” style.  

The Rockhound Club Executive Producers have announced the Queen Valley RV Resort Rockhound Club will present a play on March 9, 2023, by Jo Alice Juedeman, called “Partners and Petticoats”, with the basic plot being mail order brides and prospectors in a gold camp.  After several years away from the stage, Rockhound Club officers are planning a fundraiser that will be a full dinner theater experience filling the evening with food, fun games, and a major theater production.  

The Club is seeking volunteers to create the Queen Valley adaptation of the play.  Handy and creative individuals for stage production are needed, costumes, props need to be acquired and managed.  Auditions will open in early January for sixteen speaking parts and extras.  All Queen Valley RV Resort residents are welcome to volunteer in what the club hopes will become a community theater effort. 

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

Pet Owners: dogs and cats must maintain current rabies and other inoculations, be licensed with the applicable government authorities and wear an identification tag at all times. When you arrive and come to the Resort office to pick up your “Welcome Packet” plan to bring a copy of verification of vaccinations for your pet/pets which will be kept on file.  This is an annual requirement. 

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. 

Remember our Homeless Veterans by donating men’s good used clothing, bicycles, toiletries, and towels. Donations will continue for good used furniture, appliances, and household items to be donated to the DAV in Coolidge.  

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.  Tee times are arranged for Resort  resident’s golf group Wednesday afternoons at the Queen Valley Golf Course. 

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.  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, a program is planned by the Resort to honor 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 21st. 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 Friday, November 25th. 

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.   

Join us for “Rockin’ in the Christmas Season” on December 1st with “R & C School of Rock”.  Cliff and Marla, an entertaining duo, will have you entertained and dancing all evening! Cliff and Marla enjoy having fun with the audience, they play a wide range of music from the late 50’s to the new modern music of today from country, to oldies, to pop, and they will be glad to take your special requests!  For the overall fun of this event, dress in holiday attire (optional). 

Meet new people, make new friendships, and socialize in a casual setting at our “Friday Afternoon Club” starting Friday, December 2, 2022, continuing once a month on a Friday afternoon through March in our Activity Hall and/or Poolside. 

The “Annual Children’s Christmas Party” for the children in Queen Valley will be held on Saturday, December 10th 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. 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.  

On December 15th join us for our “Christmas Party” with Baked Potatoes & Toppings.  Enjoy an evening of “great” food, fellowship with our Resort family, singing Christmas Carols, and the announcement of the “Decorate your Winter Home for the Holidays” winners.  The Resort will provide baked potatoes, butter, sour cream.  Bring a topping to share.  Toppings will be placed on our serving tables.  Suggested toppings are grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, salsa, green onions, chives, broccoli & cheese, olives, bacon bits, jalapenos, chili, or a topping of your choice! 

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.  This year’s theme is “Queen Valley New Year’s Eve Black and White Bash”.  Enjoy finger foods and snacks and a great variety of DJ Music.  To add to the overall fun of the party dress in black and white semi-formal attire (optional). 

Join us on January 19th as Queen Valley RV Resort presents “Shaky Ground” playing all your favorite Classic Rock, Southern Rock, and Country Dance Music.  A combination of powerful vocals and accomplished musicianship, Shaky Ground plays a diverse set list of “timeless-upbeat” music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Shaky Ground performs music by all the greats including CCR, Grand Funk Railroad, Tom Petty, Prince, Bob Seger, James Gang, Foghat, Bad Finger, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Bad Company, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Elvis and more!  Your requests are also welcome!  This dynamic trio features Mike on lead guitar & vocals, Dan on bass, keyboard, harmonica & vocals, and Grady on drums & percussion.  Individually they bring many years of musical experience and talent.  Combined they become a cohesive unit that loves to interact with, entertain, and occasionally surprise their audience members!  Whether you like to get up and dance, or sit back and listen to great music, Shaky Ground is sure to keep you on the dance floor and entertained!  Join the party and “Shake-it” with Shaky Ground!  Music for Good Times, Good People, Good Fun!     

On January 28th, Gregg and Wanda Robinson and Lonny and Theresa Goble are hosting a dance with music by Ron E. Cash.  Come help us celebrate! Theresa Goble and Wanda Robinson are putting on a birthday BASH for their two birthday boys Lonny and Gregg.  Ron E. Cash will provide his great Classic Country Music.  We will provide “Good Music” and “Great Company” and will have everyone saying, “It Don’t Get No Better Than This”.  Come and share The Good Time! 

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 29th   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.  Daryle Pare, site #130, coordinator. Glass Crafters Workshop is located in our upstairs meeting rooms. 

Saturday, February 11th is our “38th 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 12th, 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!  Resort residents, Greg & Anita Johnson, site #164, are hosting a “Party & Dance” with music by “Hillbilly Deluxe Band” February 19th.  Everyone please come, be Greg and Anita’s guests, and have a fun evening of dancing or just listening to great music!  A great time for all!    

On Monday, February 13th 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 5th 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 8th  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.  Cash prizes will be awarded for the best poker hands.                                                                               

This season’s “Spring Fling” “Resident Appreciation Party” will be held March 16th with music and entertainment by Armour Gomez” one of Arizona’s greatest musicians.  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!  

Our annual “Resort Patio Sale” will be March 18th. 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 20th.   

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

  • Open Cards starting in December.
  • Woodcarving Club will meet one afternoon per week starting in the fall and throughout the winter. Please bring tools, wood (cottonwood bark or bass wood, etc.) instruction books you may have, and your enthusiasm.  We will all share our knowledge and expertise to help one another create and have fun!
  • 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” are held Bi-Monthly. 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.  
  • The Rockhound 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!
  • 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, Shuffleboard, and Zumba.  

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

  • November 5 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy
  • December 3 Homeowners Annual Craft Sale
  • December 3 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy   
  • 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 7 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy
  • January 21 Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Bake Sale & Rummage Sale
  • February 4 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy
  • February 18 Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Walk-A-Thon 
  • March 4 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy
  • March 11 Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary Annual Charity Golf Tournament
  • April 1 Homeowners Dance – DJ Music from Paul & Mindy                                                

Sally Phillips, Manager