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 Holiday access is simpler and expanded #forGVRmembers 
Saturday, December 31: All centers close at 6pm.
Sunday, January 1:
Limited amenities at ALL CENTERS will be open from 5:30am-1pm:
-All pools and spas
-All fitness centers
-All sports facilities (including racquetball--no nets)
-Billiards at East Center, Desert Hills, and West Center
-Table tennis at Canoa Hills, Las Campanas, and West Center
No meeting rooms will be open

Monday, January 2: All centers open 5:30am-9pm. Offices and customer service desks CLOSED.

 Click HERE for a letter from GVR's Chief Operations Officer

 Watch for construction at the Desert Hills fitness center this coming week!

 Tenant Registration stations
West Center lobby on Tuesday, January 3 from 8am to 4pm: Landlords, please reach out to your incoming tenants and let them know that this is their best opportunity to receive tenant passes, purchase event tickets, and complete in-person course and tour registration.

  GVR SHOWCASE! (Formerly "Fit-n-Fun Day")
Thursday, January 26, 9am-4pm at Las Campanas, FREE!
Find your fun! Explore the opportunities and learn about 30+ clubs and their activities. Frausto's food truck will be on hand for your (no host) taco needs, and there is a full day of interactive stage presentations planned including a new member orientation. For more events, click HERE

 GVR is HIRING a full-time Finance Assistant. Competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, vacation pay, 401k match, and an annual GVR dues waiver. Click HERE to view all open positions and apply. 
Tomorrow is the last day to make a 2022 tax-deductible donation to MAP

Help get the GVR Foundation across the $50,000 finish line!

Click HERE to donate.

Clubs and Community
 The GVR Michigan Club invites GVR members with Michigan ties to a meal on Wednesday, January 4, 5pm, at West Center. Entertainment will be provided by Back Porch Music, a duo playing hits from the 40s into the 70s. Dinner: All you can eat pizza and salad. $15 non-club-members, $12 club members. Reserve a spot by mailing a check by to the GVR Michigan Club, PO Box 232, Green Valley AZ 85622. For more info or to join the club, click HERE.

 The GVR Computer Club presents The History of Technology by James Ertel - learn about the evolution of information and other technology.  Our monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM and are open to all GVR members. NEW LOCATION! Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, Tuesday, January 3, 1:30pm.

 The GVR Camera Club invites GVR members to join us for a week full of exciting events! Check out “Showtime” at the Desert Hills Auditorium on January 9 at 7pm, “Travelogue” in the Anza Room at Santa Rita Springs on January 10 at 7pm, and our monthly membership meeting and Speaker Series event featuring Tucson muralist and artist Jessica Gonzales in the Anza Room on January 12 at 9am. Please click HERE for more details and to register for these free events. The Camera Club's NEW hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

 The GVR Square and Round Dance Club invites GVR and non-GVR members to the Winter 2023 Introduction to square dancing and ice cream social. Couples, singles, anyone interested in experiencing the “sport” of square dancing. No dancing experience, two left feet --- no problem. Canoa Hills, Monday, January 9, 6:30-8:30pm. FREE! CASUAL DRESS! REFRESHMENTS! Questions? or click HERE.

2023 Board Election

We have a 2023 candidate slate! The following GVR members in good standing completed applications for candidacy:
Kathi Bachelor (incumbent)
Barbara Blake (incumbent)
Carl Charette
Marjorie Garneau
Bev Lawless (incumbent)
Joseph Magliola
Eric Sullwold
Richard Sutherland

A petition process is available for those who missed the application deadline. The petition period will run from January 2 to January 19. For information about the petition process, contact Administrative Supervisor Nanci Moyo at For more information about the GVR election, click HERE.

Important Dates
January 2: Candidate petition process opens
January 19: Candidate petition process closes
January 25: Final slate of candidates announced

Find the Election 2023 page HERE, with a link to the candidate application. If you need a paper copy, ask at any customer service desk.  

In order to receive your election package, please update changes to your email or mailing address to
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule
January 18, 2pm-4pm - Board of Directors Work Session
January 25, 1pm-3pm - Board of Directors Regular Meeting

-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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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.
Watch for details about the GVR SHOWCASE and other fun tidbits in the centerfold of the upcoming Community Quarterly delivered to Green Valley mailboxes late January.
Facilities Project Updates
GVR's facilities team is currently working on many projects. Please click HERE for a complete update on the status of those projects.

West Center: Tuesday, January 3
Las Campanas: Thursday, January 5
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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.

Introduction to Step Express Class
Come join me in a class to introduce you to step aerobics!  Learn the "basics" of stepping.  A half hour of pure cardio using the Step Platform.  You can also try this class without using the Step Platform as most moves transition quite well without it.  Energetic music and a mix of moves will get your heart pumping! SUPPLIES: Wear closed-toe athletic shoes. Bring water. Drop-in fee $5. 
CR#            DATES         DAY    TIME            LOCATION
7582           1/7/23          Sat      1:00pm        CV-REC
Cardio Pump Introduction
Come join this introduction to Cardio Pump class. This is a barbell class that will tone, sculpt and strengthen your entire body. During the intro you will learn the basic exercise movements to safely work with the barbells. This will enable you to easily transition into the class with confidence.  We work all the major muscle groups with exercise choreography. SUPPLIES: Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a mat, water. Drop-in fee $7. 
CR#            DATES         DAY    TIME            LOCATION

7583           1/7/23          Sat      1:45pm        CV-REC

Click HERE for all current course updates
Click Here to Register for Classes
WINTER TOURS are back!
Pleasurebent Tours are back at GVR for the Winter 2023 season!
Buy your tickets NOW to ensure a seat!
January 24: Sandhill Cranes & Amerind Foundation ($140)
February 23: Biosphere 2 and Boyce Thompson Arboretum ($169)
April 1: Barleen's Arizona Opry Dinner Show ($165)

Tour fees include round-trip transportation from the upper parking lot at Desert Hills, admission fees, a meal, the services of a tour director, and all taxes and gratuities.

For more tour information, click HERE and to register, click HERE.
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, January 10, 7:30pm
Tucson Symphony Orchestra: String Quintet
Thursday, January 19, 7pm
Dazzling electric string quartet. All women, all amazing.
Online via ActiveNet (click HERE) or at any customer service desk.
Customer service locations and operating hours at
2022/2023 Season brochures are in centers and online HERE.

This season's event program rounds out the winter season dances at West Center (on a new wood floor!), 70's and 80's pop, tango, jazz, classical, bluegrass, and Irish music. A little something for everyone.
GVR at the Movies
January Movies
Thursday, January 5
2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

Lost City
Tuesday, January 24
2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

Tuesday, January 31
2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

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

Canoa Hills – GVR Santa Rita Art League

Desert Hills – GVR Glass Artists

Las Campanas – Richard Paige

East Center - "Landscapes & the West" Louis Knight

West Center – GVR Santa Rita Art League

GVR Events
Coming up!

First Fridays Game Night
Table games, RPGs, drinks and snacks.  Coolers permitted. Bring your friends and games! The first Friday of each month in the East Center Lounge. January 6, 5:30-9:30pm, no fee. RSVP to

Buy your tickets now! 
Pasta Grammar Friday, January 20, 2-3:30pm at West Center.
Eva and Harper from Youtube's Pasta Grammar will demonstrate how to make Eva's delicious Pasta allo Scarpariello. $15 for members and $25 for non-members. To watch their show, click HERE! Register online with your ActiveNet account or in person with any customer service representative.

Find event information here:

For more information about events, click HERE.

Thursday, January 26, 9am-4pm at Las Campanas, FREE!
(Formerly "Fit-n-Fun Day")
Find your fun! Explore the opportunities and learn about 30+ clubs and their activities. Frausto's food truck will be on hand for your (no host) taco needs, and there is a full day of interactive stage presentations planned including a new member orientation. For more events, click HERE
More Clubs and Community Info
 The GVR Arts and Crafts Association invites all members to a "Make 'n Take" presentation on the art of quilling at 1pm, Wednesday, January 4, and Desert Hills. There will also be fleece blankets to tie for Project LINUS. Refreshments will be served. For information, click HERE.
 GVR Artisans' Shop Sweet Saturday is back at West Center! The first Saturday of the month means free home-made cookies and a chance to win a hand-crafted door prize. Saturday, January 7, 10am-2pm.

 The GVR Forum Club has weekly presentations that are mind-expanding, informative, and challenging. The club meets every Wednesday from 9am-10am at the Desert Hills auditorium. $2 annual fee. For the full upcoming schedule, click HERE 
  1. Wednesday, January 4 AZ Rangers - Past and Present
  2. Wednesday, January 11 From Taos to Tucson - Art of the American Southwest
 The GVR New England Club's Dinner & Entertainment! Social hour begins at 5:15pm followed by pizza & salad dinner, with presentation from Friends in Deed at 7pm. West Center, January 14. To find out more, call Leo at 401-529-5394. $15 per person.
 GVR Free Lecture Series In early January: Green Valley Gardeners, Parkinson's Support Group and Tucson Audubon Society. Click HERE or check bulletin boards for the GVR lecture schedule for the next few months.

 The BAJA Sporting Club is a Green Valley/Sahuarita/I-19 corridor social/charity/sports club whose members enjoy softball, bowling and golf.  The winter softball season starts January 4 and runs through March with play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Canoa Preserve Park.  Contact our BAJA Softball Commissioner Gary Anderson at 520-990-3801.  The bowling season is also starting in January at the Tucson at the Cactus Bowl - there are many incentive perks besides laughter and friends.  Contact our BAJA Bowling Commissioner, Ed Karnes at 520-279-1521 or For more info, click HERE.
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