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 A portion of the Del Sol Clubhouse will open for drop-in billiards play on Wednesday, February 22. The space will be open from 6am-6pm seven days a week. There are three tables set up along with all the equipment. The restrooms are still under construction, so porta-potties and a hand-washing station are situated near the entrance to the building. Use your GVR card to activate the door.

 Meet the 2023 Board Candidates next week! See details in the election section below.

 The 2023 GVR Arts & Crafts Club Festival includes over 100 local artisans, drawings for prize baskets, and catered lunch availability. Tomorrow is the last day: Saturday, February 18, 9am-3pm. FREE.

 The GVR Administrative Offices and Customer Service Desks will CLOSE on Monday, February 20, in observance of President's Day. All recreation centers will be open as usual, 5:30am-9pm.

 Chat with the CEO Scott Somers will cover some of the 2022 GVR member survey results and give updates on current facilities projects. Las Campanas, Ironwood Room, Tuesday, February 21, 6-7:30pm. Help us plan! Email if you would like to attend.

 GVR is HIRING a full-time Finance Assistant, and an HR Director. Competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, vacation pay, 401k match, and an annual GVR dues waiver. Click HERE to view all open positions and apply. 
Clubs and Community

 The GVR Santa Rita Art League invites all GVR members to Canoa Hills lobby, March 1, 5-7pm for the club's 2023 Members’ Annual Exhibit art show reception. There are two judged art categories: realistic and non-realistic. The Exhibit will be available to view the entire month of March. 

 The GVR Volleyball Club wallyball games are back. Las Campanas Raquetball Court, Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4pm. All GVR members are welcome.

 The GVR Amigas Club Coffee Time is the third Saturday of the month. The next coffee is at the Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, tomorrow Saturday, February 18, 9-10:30am (Correction). For more Amigas info click HERE.
CEO Scott Somers visits Diane West's table at the Arts & Crafts Festival in the West Center Auditorium.
The last day is tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 9am-3pm.
2023 Board Election

Important Upcoming Dates
February 22: Board Candidates "Meet & Greet" before (1:30pm) and after (4pm) the regular Board meeting--West Center Lobby.
February 23: Candidate forum: 10am-Noon, West Center. Donuts and coffee offered.

February 27: Candidate forum: 5-7pm, West Center. Wine and cheese offered.
March 1: Voting begins (Voter codes will arrive in the mail a few days prior, and again via email on this date)
March 23: Election ends and winners are announced

The February issue of the GVR Now! includes a special insert: the 2023 Voter Information Pamphlet. Pick up a copy at any center, or find the pamphlet and more information about the 2023 GVR Election HERE.
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule

- Regular Meeting: Wednesday, February 22, 2-4pm 
- Special Meeting (tentative): Wednesday, March 1, 2-4pm

-Check HERE before meetings for documents. 
- Regular meetings are scheduled for 2pm at West Center and via Zoom.
- Watch the online calendar HERE for schedule changes or special meeting announcements.
- Zoom links to all electronic and hybrid meetings can be found HERE on the day of the meeting.  
- Can't make the meeting? Watch the video afterward, HERE.
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Thank you!
GVR clubs, individuals, the White Elephant, and GVRF board members raised almost $40,000 to help GVR members in financial need.

GVR clubs, individuals, the White Elephant, and GVR Foundation board members raised almost $40,000 to assist 91 GVR members pay their 2023 dues.

The GVR Foundation wishes to thank all the donors personally and will be hosting a 2022 Donor Appreciation event at Canoa Hills Center on March 8, 5-7pm. There will be light snacks, wine and soft drinks, a silent auction, plus a big thank you to donors. Did your club participate? They would love to see your officers there! Space is limited to 100 attendees, so please reserve your seat by emailing 
GVR Now!
Complete digital issues of GVR Now! are available HERE.

Paper copies are available at all centers and in a distribution box at the Joyner-Green Valley Library.

Issues arrive in centers the first week of each month.
Facilities Project Updates
The Desert Hills Fitness project remains on schedule. The framing stage of the fitness room is continuing until at least February 17. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins will begin on February 16. 
GVR's facilities team is currently working on many projects. Please click HERE for a complete update on the status of those projects.

Santa Rita Springs' downstairs restrooms by the elevator are closed due to a plumbing problem.

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Classes & Tours
 Click HERE to view the 2023 Winter Catalog.
Click HERE for information about how to register. Online, walk-up, mail, and phone-in registration are available. If you haven't yet made an account for online registration, consider doing so now! Skip the lines and hold times and register from your kitchen table. Click HERE to create an ActiveNet Account.


Pilates Mat
Pilates mat-based exercises are based on the principles of breathing, concentration, focus, precision, centering and flow. Pilates will help you develop better body awareness, postural improvement, balance, flexibility, core strength and muscle tone. Instructor may introduce small accessory equipment. SUPPLIES: Bring a mat and small pillow or towel, if needed for head support. Serenity Pilates Instructors. 
Drop-In Option for $12 
Class#      DATES           DAY    TIME           LOCATION
7007          Mar 7-28        Tues    8:30AM        LC-Juniper Room

Click HERE  for all current course updates.
Click Here to Register for Classes
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm
TSO Brass Quintet
Experience the music of the TSO on a small scale.

Thursday, March 2, 7pm
LP and the VINYL
Jazz, R&B, rock, 80s and 90s hits, Brazilian music, and classical music will entertain you for the evening.

Thursday, March 16, 7pm
Finnegan Blue
High-energy, toe-tapping Blue Grass and Irish originals and covers.

Friday, March 17, 7pm

Hardscrabble Dance 
Dance to your favorite tunes with a mix of rock and roll, 50s and 60s classics, and country music.

Dances are selling out, so please get your tickets early.
2022/2023 Season brochures are in centers and online HERE.
Tickets are available online via ActiveNet (click HERE) or at any customer service desk. Find customer service locations and operating hours at
GVR at the Movies
Showing in March
All showtimes are 2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

Top Gun
Tuesday, March 7

Top Gun:Maverick
Thursday, March 9

Jurassic Park
Tuesday, March 28

Jurassic World: Dominion
Thursday, March 30

Movies are free for GVR members and card-carrying guests. Some restrictions apply. Seating is first-come, first-served. 

Click HERE for more movie information.

Canoa Hills - GVR Clay Studio Club
Desert Hills – GVR Ceramics Club
Las Campanas – GVR Photography Club
East Center – Landscapes of Arizona & the West - Louis Knight Artist
West Center - February 1 - 15 GVR Santa Rita Art League Club; February 16 - 18 Arts & Craft Show; February 19 - March 31 Diane West Artist

More Clubs and Community Info
 GVR Saturday Night Dance Club hosts dances on the first and third Saturdays, October through April. "Dressy casual" - no shorts please. Open to the public. Next dance: tomorrow, Saturday, February 18. $10 for non-club members.  Canoa Hills, 6pm-9pm with a free dance lesson (Rumba) at 6pm with DJ music from 6:30 to 9:00.

 The GVR Forum Club has weekly presentations that are mind-expanding, informative, and challenging. $2 annual fee. Desert Hills Auditorium, 9-10am. For the full upcoming schedule, click HERE
  1. Wednesday, February 22 Jane Noah - The Mystical, Musical World of Bells
  2. Wednesday, March 1 David Dean: Sky Island Black Bears
 GVR Free Lecture Series February: Green Valley Gardeners, Parkinson's Support, and Tucson Audubon Society. Click HERE or check bulletin boards for the GVR lecture schedule for the next few months.

 BAJA Sporting Club is about active senior men and women having fun playing softball and bowling. Upcoming events:
1.  Bean Bag Tournament, February 25 at Triple Play. Registration 11am. $10 per person
2.  Mini Golf Tuesday, March 7 at Triple Play.  Registration 3pm.  $10 per person
For more information click HERE

 Valley Quilters Guild presents Splendor in the Desert Quilt Show: over 100 quilts, basket prize drawing, vendors, and food vendors. Historic Canoa Ranch, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 10am-4pm. For details, click HERE.
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