Activities: Day/Week/Month (2022-2023)
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 SUN       2 - 4 pm, Cards/Games (All year: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Bev McIntosh

  • Location: Card Room

  • Details:​ Various types of Cards and Games are played
     

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers
(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Contact: Donna Meyers (or just Show Up)

  • Time/Location: (starting Oct 12, 2022 we will start play at 5:00 PM)

  • Details:
    • Meet in the street by the Shuffleboard Courts 15 minutes before start of play on the Sunshine Golf Course to pick teams and get your hole assignments.

    • Teams are picked by drawing cards.

    • No charge, just a good time.

    • All are welcome to join the fun.

    • It is Scramble play for Fun & Exercise - no money or prizes. All skill levels welcome.

    • Final scores are compared at the end if anyone hangs around​​.
       

 MON     8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court)

  • Contact: Vic Hillman

  • Location: Tennis Courts

  • Details:

    • Furnish your own equipment

    • Rotate foursomes, no teams

    • Lots of skill levels, no problem

    • Lots of fun. Not to serious.

    • Come watch us.

8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Contact: Vicky LeRoy Krueger

  • Location: Pool

  • Details:

    • Everyone Welcome.

    • We play Music CDs that contain the Workout Instructions.
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9 am - noon, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Contact: Chuck McEvoy

  • Location: Woodshop

  • Details:

    • Hours:

      • Normal (Winter Seasons) - Woodshop is open for use (as long as a 'monitor' is available) Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to noon AND 1 to 4 pm.

      • In fairness to the Monitors, if there is little activity, they may close early, so if you wait until 5 minutes before closing time you may be disappointed. If you have a crisis need, you can contact any Monitor to find a time other than the above.

    • No fee (most HOAs, RV resorts charge a fee).

    • Shop is open to members year around.

    • Shop is a 40' by 60' building.

    • Woodworking building holds the latest and some of the best woodworking tools around. The lathes are used often.

    • Members can work with power equipment after attending a Safety and Information class
       

9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Contact: Vicky LeRoy Krueger

  • Location: Pool

  • Details:

    • Everyone Welcome.

    • We play Music CDs that contain the Workout Instructions.

10 am - Noon, Line Dancing (Weekly / Retzlaff)

  • Contact/Instructor: Donna Myers

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Music: Dance to all kinds (Country, Rock 'N Roll, Tango, Mambo, Big Band etc.)

  • Other Details:

    • Most dances are beginner or intermediate.

    • Class moves fast.

    • Dancers are experienced.

    • Would be too hard for ultra-beginners.

1 - 3 pm, Rock Painting (Monthly - 1st & 4th Monday (through Dec 5) / Retzlaff)

  • Contact: Karren Amos

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters and their immediate adult family members.

  • Cost: In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session.

  • Details:

    • We anticipate spreading joy and kindness throughout the community.

    • The Sunshine Rock Painting Club would/could paint and distribute painted rocks to:

      • friends, family & others

      • nursing homes

      • extended care facilities

      • children's floors at local health facilities (if acceptable)

      • schools (younger ages)
         

1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 AM - noon) info above for additional details.

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.
     

6:30 - 10 pm, Cards: Euchre (Winter: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: John Chajec

  • Location: Card room
     

7:30 - 9 pm, POKENO (All year: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Joy Olson & Sandy Lowe

  • Location: Card room

  • Participants: All Sunshine residents/renters

  • Details: This is a game like Bingo, but we play with cards that have pictures of playing cards on them. Then somebody shuffles the deck and calls the cards one by one. If you get 5 across, up and down or diagonally you have a Pokeno. Before each hand people put some pennies in containers. Also, as you're playing you put a penny on each spot that matches the card that's been called. If you get a Pokeno you win everybody's pennies that they have on their cards at that time. There are other ways to win also, like if you get 4 of a kind, 4 corners, etc. No skills needed. No partners. If 3 or less people show up, we cancel. It's not hard, it's a lot of fun. You should show up with a few dollars' worth of pennies so that you're not always running to the bank.
     

 TUE       8 - 11 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court)

  • Contact: Marlene Hall (or just Show Up)

  • Location: Tennis Courts (Pickleball nets are put up in place of the Tennis nets.)

  • Details:

    • All skill levels of players are invited to come out and enjoy the Fun and get some Exercise.

    • We do have two Pickleball Courts (set up on the Tennis Court) which accommodate four players on each court at a time.

    • Whoever arrives first usually starts the process of setting up the net. As more people arrive, we assess the need for another net to go up.

    • Some like to play continuous and some like to take a rest between games.

    • Wind:

      • We have had some pretty windy days when we choose not to play.

      • In the fall, we need volunteers to put up the “wind” screen that will help block a lot of that wind hazard.

 

8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details for both sessions

9 am AND 10:30 am, Men's Golf League, Winter: Two Tee Times (Winter: Weekly / Golf Course)

Golf Course closed to all - other than Men's Golf League - 8 AM until noon
- Two tee times start up when more residents return for the winter - usually first Tuesday in Nov through sometime in April

OR

9 - 11 am Men's Golf League, Summer: Only One Tee Time (Summer: Weekly / Golf Course)

Golf Course closed to all - other than Men's Golf League - 9 AM until 11 AM

- Play reverts back to one tee time when fewer residents are here - usually sometime in April

  • Contact: Rocky Lockwood

  • Location: Sunshine Golf Course. Come to Retzlaff Hall 15 minutes prior to starting play.

  • Cost:

    • Dues - Yearly: $20

    • Weekly Play: $1

  • Hole-In-One Money Cache: $2 puts you in the running.

  • Signup: If you plan to golf on Tuesday you need to have your name on the signup sheet by noon Monday. The sheet is located on the Men's Golf League bulletin board in the Library.​ Teams are formed according to who is playing at what time.

  • If bad weather on Tuesday, we attempt to play on Friday the same week unless weather is bad on Friday as well.

9 am - noon, Woodshop open (Summer & Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 am - Noon) info above for additional details.

12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Winter: Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room)

  • Contact: Bob Auclair (or just Show Up)

  • Location: Pool Room

  • Everyone welcome to play.
     

1 - 3:30 pm, Game - Mahjong (All Year: Weekly/ Card Room)

  • Contact: Trudy Weitzel

  • Location: Card Room

  • Participants: Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Newbies welcome to come learn the game.
     

1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 AM - noon) info above for additional details.

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.
     

5:30 - 7:30 pm, Fishing Club (Winter: 2nd Tue of month, Nov thru Apr / Retzlaff Hall)

  • Contact: Bill Peterson

  • Meets: Monthly on 2nd Tuesday of the month from Nov 2022 thru Apr 2022

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall & Google Meet

  • Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters.

  • Details:

    • There has been lots of interest in fishing and fishing related activities here at Sunshine.

    • I have organized a Fishing Club to address the interest in different styles of fishing in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). It is quite different than most Winter Texans are used to.

    • With this Club platform we can share ideas, methods, and trade equipment.

    • There are many activities and projects that are possible. Future plans could include:

    • Working with area captains and work out deals for the club.

    • Have guest speakers about fish and fish habitat and how our club could make a difference.

    • We may plan a fish fry as a money maker for the club.

    • Work with the SEPO Board in pond flora, fauna & habitat.

    • If organized correctly and run positively this club could be a driving force in SEPO's future.
       

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Garden Club (Winter: 2nd Tue of month, Nov thru Mar / Library)

  • Contact: Susanne Ulrich, Brenda Crothers, Glenna Boardman, Terry DeBackere and Sue Swidryk

  • Meets: 2nd Tuesday each Month (Nov thru Mar) @ 6:30 PM

  • Location: Library

  • Details:

    • Do you have an interest in gardening?

    • We will be putting together meetings for our Sunshine residents/renters to celebrate the love of gardening.

    • Together we can have fun taking care of some of the community gardens, organize plant or seed swaps, garden tours and especially tap into the Sunshine resident's knowledge of specifically how to garden.

    • This will be a volunteer group with no dues or officers. The sky is the limit.


6:30 - 9 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (Winter: Tue & Thu / Card Room)

  • Contact: Jack Baethke

  • Location: Card Room

 WED      8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details.
     

8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details for both sessions.
     

9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (Summer & Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 am - Noon) info above for additional details.

9 am - Noon, Ladies' Summer Golf Tee time (Summer (Apr thru Oct): Weekly / Golf Course)
Golf course closed to all - other than Women's Golf League - until Noon)

NOTE: Summer Women's Golf starts first Wed in Apr and ends last Wed in Oct.

  • Contact: Donna Myers

  • Location: Sunshine Golf Course

    • Be at the Library at 8:30 am for hole assignment and announcements.

    • Play begins at 9 am.

  • Cost: None

  • More Details:

    • Play is open to all residents/renters, no matter what skill level.
       

9 am - Noon, Ladies' Winter Golf League Tee time (Winter (Nov thru Mar): Weekly / Golf Course)
Golf Course closed to all - other than Women's Golf League - until Noon.

NOTE: Winter Women's Golf League starts first Wed in Nov and ends last Wed in Mar.

  • Contact: Deloris Pearcy

  • Location: Sunshine Golf Course

    • Be at the Pool Pavilion at 8:45 am for hole assignment and announcements.

    • Play begins at 9 am.

  • Cost: $25

  • More Details:

    • Membership is open to all residents/renters, no matter what skill level.

    • Fun special events are being planned.
       

1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 AM - noon) info above for additional details.
     

1 - 4 pm,Samba (Winter: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Bev McIntosh

  • Location: Card Room

  • Participants: All residents/renters from Sunshine and their guests can attend.

  • Details: It is card game like hand and foot but more advanced. You do not need a partner to participate. We try to include all who show up. We can have tables of 3, 4 or 6 players. As the amount of players increase, we do a blind draw of numbers which match numbers on the tables. This helps to discourage people who want to play only with their friends. The idea is to get to know each other and have an enjoyable time.
     

1 - 4 pm, Bridge (All Year: Weekly / Library)​

  • Contact: Jean Burgoine

  • Location: Library​​

  • Details:

    • There must be four (4) players at each table. If you already know how to play, recruit three (3) additional knowledgeable players and join us.

    • We (sort of) have a signup sheet to make sure we have complete tables of four (4).

    • Bridge is not a game one can learn in 10 minutes. If enough people are interested, we would start a series of lessons.

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.


6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mexican Train (Dominos) (All Year: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Mary Grandy

  • Location: Card Room

  • Participants: All Sunshine residents/renters

  • Details: Mexican Train is a double 12 dominoes game. Easy to learn. No partners. Just show up everyone can play. How long depends on the players. Usually 630pm-830pm.


 THU       8 - 11 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court)

  • Refer to Tuesday info above for additional details.
     

8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details for both sessions.
     

9 am - noon, Woodshop open (Summer & Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 am - Noon) info above for additional details.
     

9:30 am - 2 pm, Quilters: Killer Bees (All Year: Weekly / Retzlaff Hall)

  • Contact: Jan Baethke

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Details - 

    • Meetings/Schedule: Meetings consist of every week briefly going over what is on our schedule. The schedule changes every year depending on what projects the members want to do/learn. The schedule is usually created in April and covers the next Nov through Apr.

    • ​The days that we have a class/project scheduled we do bring our machines to the hall and sew after the meeting and our "Show and Tell", until about 2 pm. Of the 80-90 ladies throughout the RGV that come each Thursday, October - April, usually 15-20 will stay and sew.

    • Our yearly retreat is to The Retreat House in Rockport (Quilting/Scrapbooking/The Retreat House). We were booked thru 2024 for our stay; usually in Nov or Dec.

    • Our group...The Killer Bees...is very informal.
       

12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Winter: Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room)

  • Refer to Tuesday info above for additional details.
     

1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 AM - noon) info above for additional details.

1 - 2:30 pm, Cards: Hand and Foot (Winter: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Karen Baase

  • Location: Card Room

  • Details:

    • Open to all ladies who wish to play.

    • Partner helpful but not required. If too many show up, some offer to go home. We also call ladies if we need more players.

    • If you have never played, experienced players are always willing to teach you.

    • You can bring a snack, but don't have to every time. Coffee is available.

    • Hand and Foot is an easy game to learn and doesn't take much concentration, so it's easy to visit with each other.
       

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.
     

4 - 6 pm, Happy Hour & Potluck (All year: weekly / Retzlaff Hall)

  • Contact: Cathy Richmond or Dee Novak

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Details:

    • Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share. We provide coffee, iced tea, plates, utensils, and napkins, but you can bring your own drinks and eating utensils if you'd like. 
       

4:30 - 10 pm, Happy Hour (All Year: weekly / Pavilion)

  • Contact: Just Show Up

  • Location: Pavilion

  • Details:

    • Propane heaters (2 of them) are available if the weather gets on the chilly side.

    • This event is NOT a potluck. Bring "finger food" to share if you plan to partake yourself.

    • BYOB

    • There are usually plates, utensils and napkins available for everyone.

    • If you don't want to eat and/or drink, just come and join in the fun. We have a blast.

6:30 - 9 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (Winter: Tue & Thu / Card Room)

  • Refer to Tuesday info above for additional details.
     

 FRI         8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details.
     

8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool)

  • Refer to Monday info above for additional details for both sessions.
     

9 am - noon, Woodshop open (Summer & Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 am - Noon) info above for additional details.
     

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jokers (Card/Board Game) (All year: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Mary Grandy

  • Location: Card / Board Game

  • Participants: All Sunshine residents/renters

  • Details: Joker is similar to the game sorry. Boards were made by my dad and others. Uses cards and marbles. Easy to learn. Just show up. Based on how many are there we do individual and partners. I have instructions printed out. 
     

1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (Winter: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop)

  • Refer to Monday (9 AM - noon) info above for additional details.
     

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.
     

7 - 9 pm, Hand & Foot (Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Connie Robertson

  • Location: Card Room

  • Participants: All Sunshine residents/renters

  • Details: Open to all ladies who wish to play. Partner helpful but not required. If too many show up, some offer to go home. We also call ladies if we need more players. If you have never played, experienced players are always willing to teach you. You can bring a snack, but don't have to every time. Coffee is available. Hand and Foot is an easy game to learn and doesn't take much concentration, so it's easy to visit with each other.
     

 SAT        9 am, Golf Scramble (All Year: Weekly / Golf Course)

  • Contact:​

    • There is not an existing committee or formal leader. These scrambles are conducted by volunteers among the players. The person in charge usually changes every month on a volunteer basis.

  • Participants: Any Resident/Renter and any guest you wish to invite to play.

  • Details:

    • All skill levels are welcome.

    • Please sign up in the library/lounge by noon on Friday.

    • Teams are balanced by handicap, as best we can. Early signup helps.

    • The cost is $1 and should be deposited in the Saturday Box in the library/lounge.

    • Everyone meets in the library at 8:40 to find out which hole you start on.

    • Tee off on your hole is at 9 am. Play lasts until around 10:30 am.

    • If the weather is bad, play is cancelled until the next Saturday.
       

12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Winter: Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room)

  • Refer to Tuesday info above for additional details
     

5 - 7 pm (currently), (time adjusts as seasons chg), Golf Scramble: O'Clockers(All Year: Daily / Golf Course)

  • Refer to Sunday info above for additional details.
     

6:30 - 9 pm, Game - Mahjong (Winter: Weekly / Library)

  • Contact: Jean Burgoinne

  • Location: Library

  • Participants: Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Newbies welcome to come learn the game
     

6:30 - 9:30 pm, Five Crowns (Cards) (All year: Weekly / Card Room)

  • Contact: Mary Grandy

  • Location: Card Room

  • Participants: Participants: Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.