St. Paddy's Day brown-bag pop-up pool party. Bring lunch. We'll provide chips, beverages, and sweets. Live music by The Irish Lads of Green Valley
Canoa Hills Pool, Friday, March 17, 11am-1pm.
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 Are you prepared for a medical emergency at GVR? Recently, a member suffered a medical emergency on a sports court. Quick responses (CPR, AED use) from other players may well have saved a life. Please take a minute to note where emergency equipment is located at the centers you frequently visit. Most centers have large, prominently colored aid stations where members will find first aid kits, blood-borne pathogens protection kits, fire extinguishers, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and in many cases, a phone. You have likely walked past an aid station without paying much attention to it.

Do not hesitate to use that AED if someone appears to be in cardiac arrest. The machine tells/shows you exactly what to do, and it will not shock a person who doesn't need it.

The address for the center is printed at the top of each aid station, on each AED, and is displayed on the fences inside sports courts. Help responders find your precise location at the center! If there are extra people around, it is a good idea to send people to the street or other locations to wave in emergency response vehicles. 

Staff plan to complete the aid station project this spring. Look for aid stations near pools and fitness centers and in most major center lobbies near restrooms.  

Interested in learning CPR? The Green Valley Fire Department offers classes locally. Click HERE for information. 

 The 2023 Board of Directors election continues for 13 more days. As of day ten, 1,575 votes have been cast compared to 2,469 on day ten last year. Access online voting from the homepage at or click HERE. Having trouble? Contact GVR Administrative Supervisor Nanci Moyo at or call (520) 838-0144

If you need help to vote online, volunteers from the Nominations and Elections Committee are available to help:

- Monday, March 13, Las Campanas lobby, 10am-Noon
- Monday, March 20 at West Center lobby, 10am-Noon

Bring your GVR card and the voter code you received in the mail. A volunteer will help you log in to the voting website, provide very brief instructions, then give you privacy to vote as you wish. 
 GVR will build a Glass Arts studio! At a special meeting on March 8, the GVR Board of Directors voted to award a contract to Canyon Building and Design to build a Glass Arts studio on the ground floor at Santa Rita Springs. 

The next step is conducting a preconstruction meeting with the contractor, the architect, leadership of the Glass Arts Club and GVR staff. After this meeting we will know more about the project start and estimated finish date. This meeting will cover:
  • Plan reviews
  • Site conditions and boundaries
  • Utilities review
  • On-site storage
  • Contract reviews
  • Quality controls
  • Safety reviews
  • Schedule reviews
  • Document handling
  • Communications plan
 This month's Chat with the CEO is at Casa Paloma II, Tuesday, March 21, 8:30-10am. Help us plan, and RSVP to

 The GVR yard sale is back! March 24, 7am, West Center loading dock. As GVR puts equipment and furniture out to pasture, it has been traditionally offered to members and community groups through a yard sale. Expect to see familiar tables and chairs, used but functioning computers, desks, exercise mats, etc. All proceeds are donated to GVR Foundation's MAP fund, helping members in need to pay their annual GVR dues.

 GVR is HIRING a full-time Finance Assistant, a part-time Center Operations Assistant, and a part-time Recreation Services 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. 
Clubs and Community

 The GVR Bocce Club 2023 tournament is a free, fun event open to everyone: Canoa Hills, March 20-24 from 8am-1pm. Registration is due TODAY, March 10, and can be done online HERE or at the Bocce Club shed behind Canoa Hills, between 8-11am on weekday mornings. Need more information?

 The GVR Photography Club invites GVR members to “Travelogue” in the Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs, Tuesday, March 14, 7pm. And the monthly membership meeting and Speaker Series featuring filmmaker Mario Louis Gandolfo is in the Anza Room and via Zoom on Thursday, March 16, 2pm. Click HERE for more details and to register for these free events.

 The GVR Hunting and Fishing Club invites all GVR members to the Annual Spring Fling dinner, Wednesday, March 15 at Las Campanas, 4-6:30pm.  All-you-can-eat pizza and salad, with complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and water. $15 per person, payable at the door. RSVP required by email: or phone: 520-260-2479. For more information, click HERE.

 The GVR Artisans' Shop Spring Fling Courtyard Gift Sale is a wonderful opportunity for snowbirds to get those special gifts to take back home. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served. West Center, Saturday, March 18, 10am-2 pm

2023 Board Election

Important Upcoming Dates

March 1-23: Members in good standing are eligible to vote. (Voter codes will have arrived in the mail and again via email.)

March 23: Election ends and winners are announced.
The 2023 Voter Information Pamphlet published in the February GVR Now! continues to be available at any Customer Service Desk. It is also available online HERE where you can find more information about the 2023 GVR Election, including video recorded interviews with the candidates.
If you haven't yet received the Board of Directors' election package by email, please check your spam/junk folder.  
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule
West Center Auditorium and via Zoom:
Board of Directors Work Session
Wednesday, March 15, 2-4pm
Board of Directors Regular Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2-4pm
Annual Meeting of the Corporation
Wednesday, March 29, 9-10am
Board of Director Special Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 10:30am-Noon

-Check HERE before meetings for documents. 
- 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.
Facilities Project Updates
The Canoa Hills spa will be temporarily closed for maintenance and cleaning on Thursday, March 16, 5:30am-3pm.

GVR's facilities team is currently working on many projects. Please click HERE for a complete update on the status of those projects.
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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.


Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road - The Spirituality of OZ
Explore the making of the movie along with a deeper understanding of the background of author Frank Baum and how his ideas were translated into film. This most popular of all movies contains messages most of us overlook.
Fee: Member $10/Non-member $20

Class #     Date         Day          Time    Location
7432          March 20   Monday     1pm     Canoa Ranch, Amado Room
Click HERE for all current course updates.
Click Here to Register for Classes
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
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.
Tuesday, March 21, 7pm
In Tandem
Enjoy unique entertainment featuring acoustic guitar and soaring vocals.
Friday, April 7, 7pm
Heartbeat Rock Oldies Band
Dance to top 40 classics from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Get your tickets early! Dances sell out.

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30pm
TSO Woodwind Quintet
Experience the music of TSO on a small scale.

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
March Features
All showtimes are 2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

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.

March Art Exhibits
Canoa Hills - GVR Santa Rita Art League Club
Desert Hills - GVR Glass Artists Club
Las Campanas - GVR Photography Club
East Center – Susanne Phillips & Sharon Toal Exhibit
West Center – Diane West Exhibit

More Clubs and Community Info
 The GVR Glass Artists Club's sale of spring-themed fused glass, stained glass and mosaics for your yard or home is at Desert Hills Auditorium, this Tuesday, March 14, 9am-1pm. You can also enjoy our Spring Showcase exhibit all month from March 3 - 29 in the Desert Hills lobby.

 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. $10 for non-club members.  Canoa Hills, Saturday, March 18, 6pm-9pm with a free dance lesson (Rumba) at 6pm with DJ music from 6:30-9pm. 

 The GVR Meditation Club’s Metaphysical Subgroup invites all GVR members to a free presentation on ‘The New Science of Energy Therapy’. Experience a group energy exercise. Las Campanas, Cottonwood Room, Thursday, March 16, 3-4:30pm.

 The GVR Travel Club presents Iceland, by Holly Chorba: Las Campanas, Friday, March 17, 9am. Travel discussion follows. All GVR members 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, Saturday, March 18, 9-10:30 am. For more Amigas info click HERE.

 The GVR New England Club is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner with entertainment by the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance. West Center, Saturday, March 18, 5:15pm, $25. All GVR members are welcome to attend the performance for a $10 donation. Call Warren at 520-637-0186 or email by March 12 to reserve. 

 The GVR Volleyball Club is holding a tournament, the Green Volley Games, from March 27-31. Visitors are welcome to watch and cheer!! For the schedule, click HERE. The kickoff is at Abrego South, Friday, March 24, 1pm.

 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, March 15 White Allies and Educational Segregation: A Historical Example
  2. Wednesday, March 22 What is Metaphysics and its Beliefs?

 GVR Free Lecture Series February: Green Valley Gardeners, UA Sarver Heart, and Tucson Audubon Society. Click HERE or check bulletin boards for the GVR lecture schedule for the next few months.

 Open Studio Tour Visit the studios of over 50 local artists in Amado, Green Valley, Tubac, Tumacacori, and Rio Rico: March 10-12, 10am-4pm. Click HERE for more info.

 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.

 The Civic Orchestra will be performing at the Sahuarita District Auditorium on Saturday, March 25, 3:30pm.  This concert is a collaboration with a mariachi orchestra and will include mariachi favorites as well as symphony music.  This is a non-profit, 75-piece symphony orchestra.  Click HERE for more details.
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