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 A portion of the Del Sol Clubhouse has opened for drop-in billiards play. The space is open from 6am-6pm seven days a week. There are three tables set up along with all the necessary 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. At member request, in the next week or two, darts will be offered, with foosball to follow (foosball ETA is dependent upon supply and shipping).

 A brief disruption to the water supply in some areas of Desert Hills is expected from 6am-9am on Monday morning. The lobby restrooms, lobby drinking fountain, and kitchen will be affected, Locker rooms, hobby shops, and the pool/spa will not be affected.

 The second and final Board Candidate Forum is scheduled for Monday, February 27, from 5-7pm at West Center. Wine and cheese will be offered. Candidates will answer your questions as well as those posed by the Nominations and Elections Committee.

 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 Canine Club Parks and Pooches, scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, February 25 is POSTPONED due to high winds. New date: Friday, March 10 at Desert Meadows Park-Barrio Gardens. Group Walk with Patricia and your dogs from 12:45pm-1:00pm. Meeting from 1-2pm. Demonstration on how to build your own Agility Course at Home.

 The GVR Pickleball Club is having a demonstration of pickleball and then will give you a chance to try it out yourself. GVR Pickleball Center, Monday, March 6, 3-4pm. Pickleball paddles will be provided.  Please wear non-scuffing tennis shoes.  Space is limited, so email to let the club know you are interested. 

 The GVR Computer Club presents Cutting the Cord - Watching TV (Legally) without Cable by Rob Truman from the Association of Personal Computers User Groups. Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, Tuesday, March 7, 1:30pm.  The club's monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm and are open to all GVR members.

 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, Tuesday, March 14, 9am-1pm. You can also enjoy our Spring Showcase exhibit all month from March 3 - 29 in the Desert Hills lobby.
2023 Board Election

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 27: Candidate forum: 5-7pm, West Center. Wine and cheese available.

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 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.
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule

Special Meeting: Wednesday, March 8, 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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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
GVR's facilities team is currently working on many projects. Please click HERE for a complete update on the status of those projects.

A brief disruption to the water supply in some areas of Desert Hills is expected from 6am-9am on Monday morning. The lobby restrooms, lobby drinking fountain, and kitchen will be affected, locker rooms, hobby shops, and the pool/spa will not be affected.
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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.


Southwest Acrylic Paintings
This class will focus on painting with acrylics on wood or a large canvas. Students will use primary colors of red, yellow and blue, black and white. Subjects may be realistic or southwest in nature. SUPPLIES: Bring 16" x 20" canvas , a variety of brush widths (wide to fine point), and acrylic paint: red, blue, yellow, black and white. Additional paint colors may also be brought. LOCATION CHANGE: these classes have been relocated to Casa Paloma II - Rec Room.

Class #         DATES          DAY      TIME       NEW LOCATION
6732             March 2–16    Thurs    4pm         CP2-Rec Room          

Click HERE  for all current course updates.
Click Here to Register for Classes
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
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.

Listen to their cool sounds HERE.
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.

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
 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, 6pm-9pm with a free dance lesson (Rumba) at 6pm with DJ music from 6:30-9pm.

 The GVR Arts and Crafts Association March meeting will be held at Desert Hills on Wednesday, March 1, 1pm.  The club will be working on Project LINUS: tracing fun patterns on muslin squares using light boxes. Refreshments will be served.  All GVR members are invited!

 The GVR Santa Rita Art League invites all GVR members to Canoa Hills lobby, Wednesday, 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 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 1 David Dean: Sky Island Black Bears
  2. Wednesday, March 8 Save the Santa Ritas with Jeff Herr
 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.

 The GVR Amigas Club Meet and Greets are the first Thursday of the month. The next meet is at Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, Thursday, March 2, 4- 5:30pm. For more Amigas info click HERE.

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

 The GVR Artisans' Shop next Sweet Saturday is at West Center on Saturday, March 4. Enjoy free cookies while browsing through the many unique, hand-crafted items made by GVR members. Register for a terrific door prize - a basket filled with items donated by six of our members! Drawing for the winner will be held on March 31.  

 Star Dazzle Stargaze, send a postcard to space, and enter to win 4 free passes to the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Anamax Park - Field 4. Sahuarita, Saturday, February 25, 7-9pm. All ages. FREE.

 BAJA Sporting Club is about active senior men and women having fun playing softball and bowling. Next event: Mini Golf Tuesday, March 7 at Triple Play.  Registration 3pm.  $10/person. For more information click HERE

 Greater Green Valley Health Education Association 2023 Green Valley Health Fair. FREE community event at West Center Auditorium, Monday, March 6, 9am-1pm.
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