Finnegan Blue: High-energy, toe-tapping Blue Grass and Irish originals and covers. West Center Auditorium, Thursday, March 16, 7pm
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 The 2023 Board of Directors election is underway. All GVR members in good standing should have received an invitation to vote (and a voter code) both in their USPS mail boxes and in their email inboxes. Some of those emails landed in junk mail folders, so check there if you haven't seen it. Access the online voting platform easily from the homepage at

 Click HERE to read the President's March letter to GVR's membership.

 Short-notice partial closure at Desert Hills: The Auditorium and Room B will close on Monday, March 6. The GVR Singles Club meet-up has been moved to the Anza Room at Santa Rita Springs. Furthermore, THERE WILL BE NO HOT WATER service to the entire center on Monday, March 6. The pool and spa will not be affected, but THERE WILL BE NO HOT WATER IN THE DESERT HILLS SHOWERS ON MONDAY.  If hot water service is restored before closing, we will make an announcement on Facebook, HERE.

 Darts (soft-tip) is now available at Del Sol Clubhouse! Open 6am-6pm, seven days a week. 3355 S. Camino Del Sol.

  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 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. 
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.
Clubs and Community

 The GVR Needle-Arts Club Did you meet us at the Arts and Crafts Festival?  Were you thinking that you would like to meet us again? The club meets at Casa Paloma I on Wednesday, March 8, 2pm. See you there!

 The GVR Artisans' Shop Spring Fling Courtyard Gift Sale is at Desert Hills on Saturday, March 18, 10am-2 pm.  This will be a great time for snowbirds to get those special gifts to take back home. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served.

 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 Bocce Club 2023 tournament is a free, fun event open to everyone: Canoa Hills, March 20-24 from 8am-1pm. Registration is due 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?
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

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
Short-notice partial closure at Desert Hills: The Auditorium and Room B will close on Monday, March 6. The GVR Singles Club meet-up has been moved to the Anza Room at Santa Rita Springs. Furthermore, THERE WILL BE NO HOT WATER service to the entire center on Monday, March 6. The pool and spa will not be affected, but THERE WILL BE NO HOT WATER IN THE DESERT HILLS SHOWERS ON MONDAY.  If hot water service is restored before closing, we will make an announcement on Facebook, HERE.

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.


Watercolor Fun
LOCATION CHANGE: classes have been relocated to Las Campanas, Acacia Room

Join us for a fun time with watercolor. Whether experienced or not, you will learn new techniques along with the basics. Enjoy a stress-free environment with fun people and learn how to develop and refine your own painting style. The class will also introduce you to several non-traditional techniques and materials that are compatible with watercolor. 
SUPPLY LIST required, please contact customer service at (520) 625-3440. For artist information visit
Drop-in fee $30 per visit, please contact instructor for questions regarding drop-in supplies. 

Member fee: $110
Non-member fee: $120
Class #     Dates         Day             Time                  Location
7266          Mar 4-25    Saturdays    10am-12:30pm    LC, Acacia 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.
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, Saturday, March 4, 6pm-9pm with a free dance lesson (Rumba) at 6pm with DJ music from 6:30-9pm. 

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 Cycling Club's next meeting is at East Center on Wednesday, March 8, 3 pm. Guest speaker, Kathy Stacken, is a prolific cyclist and President of the Green Valley Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers.

 The GVR Canine Club meeting is POSTPONED until Friday, March 10. Group Walk with Patricia and your dogs at Desert Meadows Park-Barrio Gardens from 12:45pm-1:00pm. Meeting from 1-2pm. Demonstration on how to build your own agility course at home. 

 The GVR Artisans' Shop Come to the Spring Fling Courtyard Gift Sale at Desert Hills on Saturday, March 18, 10 am-2 pm.  It's a great time for snowbirds to get those special gifts to take back home.  Enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies.

 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 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 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 8 Save the Santa Ritas with Jeff Herr
  2. Wednesday, March 15 White Allies and Educational Segregation: A Historical Example
 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.

 The GVR Amigas Club invites GVR members to the 10th Anniversary Spring Event: West Center, Saturday, March 11, 3-6pm: Doors open at 2:30pm. $10 for food and fun! Sign up by today HERE.

 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.

 The GVR Artisans' Shop next Sweet Saturday is at West Center tomorrow, March 4, 10am-2pm. 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. 

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

 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.
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