Above: A sampling of Palm Creek’s Clubs
Anyone who has an Android cellphone or tablet can benefit from this group. Learn how to maximize the benefits of your Android. Meets Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in the Ocotillo room.
Interested in water aerobics? Join the Aqua Girls in the main pool Monday thru Saturday at 8:15 am.
This group of artists work in watercolor, oil, acrylics and colored pencils in our Art Studio. Meeting days and times will vary depending on the medium.
Interested in learning more about the Bible? Join us Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am for thought-provoking discussions.
The Palm Creek Bike Club is composed of the more serious bicycle riders. We ride three days a week, 30 to 40 miles, 12-15 mph. You must be self-sufficient and we require helmets/tubes.
We have both men’s and women’s teams that participate in inter-community tournaments. We have six beautiful tables on which to play. Mixed doubles play on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Billiards Room.
Bingo is played every Monday night in the Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm but you’ll want to come early to get your cards ready for a night of action.
If you enjoy reading, this is a club for you. We meet every other Thursday at 1:00 pm in the Ocotillo room to discuss books chosen for reading.
Start your mornings with some exercise in our Ballroom! This combination of cardio, yoga and pilates is led by a personal trainer. We have classes most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am
This is a four-player game where you make bowers, or tricks, much like Euchre. Players use a standard deck of cards but only 4 through Ace and one Joker. Meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Non-denominational chapel services are held Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in our Ballroom. Come join in the worship services.
Love to sing? We do! Come join the Palm Creek Chorus. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.
Want to better understand the power of your computer? Not sure of software capabilities? Come listen to our experts. The Computer Club meets every Wednesday at 9:30 am.
Cribbage is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combination which gain points. Cribbage is played on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Our Dog Agility Club meets January through March. Agility classes are held each month where both the dog and handler learn how to work together to make a winning team.
A game played by two to four people with rectangular 28 gaming pieces called domino tiles. Players take turns placing similar tile ends next to each other. This group meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.
Want to put your acting skills to use? Join the Drama Club. Auditions will be held in December for play scheduled in the winter. Rehearsals dates will vary.
Duplicate Bridge is one of our most popular games. We have three sessions a week – Sundays at 6:00 pm, Mondays at Noon, and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.
This game involves four players, two sets of partners. Using a pinochle deck of cards, you bid on the number of tricks you will take, up to eight. The first team to score 10 points wins the game. We play Mondays at 6:00 pm.
This group gathers on Fridays at 10:00 am to embark on a variety of craft projects. Every week there is a new project. Everybody is welcome!
This is an opportunity for groups of players to come together to play dominoes, pinochle, or any other game they choose. This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. A second group meets on Saturdays at 7:00 pm.
This club provides assistance to members searching for their ancestors. They have workshops, guest speakers, field trips and an extensive library of genealogy material. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Visit Our Palm Creek Genealogy Club's Blog
Gourd art involves creating works of art using hard-shell gourds as an art medium. Gourd surfaces may be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, and polished. Join us on Thursdays at 9:00 am to have some fun with gourds.
This game is a variant of canasta played in teams where you are dealt two hands. You must exhaust your first hand before you can pick up the cards in the second hand. Play and objectives are much like canasta.
Interested in exploring the parts of Arizona most folks never see? Join the Hiking Group. There are several hikes each month to nearby points of interest. See Activities for details.
We meet once a week and review 4-5 books over the season. Meetings include great discussion, videos, slides and field trips. If you enjoy history, you’ll enjoy this club. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
What about an old-fashioned game of horseshoes? Our club meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to engage in friendly games of pitching. Got good aim? Join us at the horseshoe pits near the Tennis Courts.
Learn how to use that iPad or iPhone! Join us on Sundays at 1:00 pm to learn how to maximize the capabilities of iPad or iPhone. A second class is held on Mondays at 10:00 am.
Our Lapidary Club is composed of artisans who form stones, minerals or gemstones into decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems and faceted designs. You’ll find them cutting, grinding and polishing their pieces. Wire-wrapping classes are held on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.
This low-impact sport is especially suited for seniors. Participants roll a “bowl” which is like a ball but with a bias, aiming for a small white ball called a jack. A 2 hour free lesson is offered typically 2 days per week in season which prepare participants to play in the afternoon games called Jitneys. Visit Our Palm Creek Lawn Bowling Club's Blog
Grab those boots and come learn to line dance! We meet every Monday and Friday at 9:00 am in the Ballroom. Then put that practice to use on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom.
Are you a Mac user? Are you interested in learning how to use your Mac more effectively? Are you looking for a network of Mac Users for support? This is your group. It meets Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.
Mahjong is a game of tiles involving skill, strategy and calculation. Some say it is similar to rummy. Three levels of Mahjong are played on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Western Mahjong is easy to learn and is an excellent way for beginners to get started. Lessons are available on Friday afternoons. The new “Marvelous” Mahjong card offers unique opportunities to create a winning hand and is lots of fun. The National Mahjong card is the most challenging but also the one most practiced players prefer.
Learn how to make beautiful Nantucket baskets. This group meets every other Saturday beginning January 14th.
Come find the song in your heart while learning Native American Flute in our flute circle. Join them on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. No prior musical experience necessary!
We have two groups that meet for instruction in oil painting: one for beginners and one for the advanced student. Classes begin in January.
This is the chance for you to learn and practice pattern dances – waltzes, polkas, foxtrots, tangos, etc. This group meets on Mondays at 1:00 pm in the Ballroom. Then put your practice into action on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom.
Pegs & Jokers is a game for four, six or eight players, using playing cards to move pegs around a special board. This game is played with partners and is akin to Sorry. The objective is to move your five pegs from Start to Home. This group meets every Friday.
Much like Euchre, the objective is to take tricks. In this variation, we have three to a team. Try your hand at Pepper on Saturdays at 6:30 pm.
Our photographers meet every Monday morning starting at 9:00 am. Come learn about photography composition, techniques, and camera tools.
Interested in how to turn those good photos into great photos with software? Come learn the tricks of the trade. This group meets every Wednesday at 9:00 am.
Palm Creek is home to the largest single venue pickleball courts in the world! Our 32 courts offer play for the new player to the Level 5 player. Check the bulletin boards at the courts for classes, round robin and shoot-out schedules, or Visit Our Palm Creek Pickleball Club's Website
Pinochle games are held every Tuesday evening at 6:15. Come join us!
Poker is played seven days a week. Texas Hold’em is played on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Omaha Hi/Lo is played on Saturdays and Sundays. Ladies’ poker is played on Tuesdays. On most days, the buy-in is $10.
Texas Hold’em and Omaha classes are held every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am.
Ponytail Canasta is similar to regular canasta but you use 10 decks of cards. The goal is to amass the highest points for canasta books and achieve the minimum requirements to complete the round before your opponents. We have several different groups that play Ponytail. Check the Activities Office for the schedule.
We have a very active Pottery Studio that will allow 50 people at a time to work on projects. We have all the potters’ tools imaginable, as well as white and speckled clay, and glazes. Stop by the Pottery Studio for our hours.
Sponsored by the Chapel, this group meets monthly to make shawls for the needy.
The RC (Remote Controlled) Club involves pilots of remote controlled planes, cars, boats and drones.
Have an interest in making your own greeting cards or scrapbook? Join us! We meet on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, Wednesdays at 9:00 am and Fridays at 9:00 am.
Join us in a challenging game of Scrabble. We play on Tuesday evenings. A $2 entry fee is charged and is used for prize money. We play Scrabble on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Our Sewing/Quilting Room is second to none. Come learn to quilt or work on your own projects. Bring your sewing machine or rent one of ours. We have monitors on duty to assist you. Generally, the room is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, including weekends. Bring your sewing machine or rent one of ours for $2 per day. The room is stocked with irons, ironing boards, large cutting stations, cutting mats, rulers, an Accuquilt cutting machine and other miscellaneous supplies, including a cubby to store your machine.
The ever-popular game of shuffleboard is alive and well at Palm Creek. The Shuffleboard Club meets Monday thru Friday at 9:00 am at the courts. See their bulletin board for more details.
Our Silver Smithers have a great studio for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry from precious metals. Classes are offered for beginning students. Obtain more information at the Silversmith Workshop.
Are you looking for exercise that guides you in some simple stretching that will help keep you flexible? Come join us for low-impact aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am.
This group meets to explore new tools, techniques and trends in stamping. Make some fun projects, too. Join them on Mondays at 10:00 am.
This social group meets simply to have fun and enjoy the company of other single residents. They meet for coffee on Mondays at 7:30 am in the Bistro and then get together for game night on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Do you like Bridge but you’re not interested as much in the competition aspect? Try Social Bridge. Mondays at 6:00 pm, Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, and Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
Enjoy philosophical discussions? Our Socrates Group meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm in the Ocotillo Room to discuss a variety of issues of interest. Looking for an opportunity to express your opinion and be heard respectfully? Why not give them a try one evening?
We have men’s and women’s leagues, as well as recreational ball games, on one of the best softball fields in the county. We also run several tournaments throughout the season, and also have a traveling team to attend outside tournaments in the local area. Enjoy a fresh grilled hot dog or hamburger, and let’s play ball! Visit Our Palm Creek Softball Club's Blog
Our Stained Glass group gives instruction in the various forms of glass art throughout the season. We have classes in fusion, mosaics and foil. Classes are held in the evenings. Sign-up is in our Stained Glass Studio.
We have a very active Tennis Club, keeping our eight courts in play every morning. Stop by the courts for more information on round robins and tournaments. Visit Our Palm Creek Tennis Club's Blog
Our Ukulele players gather each Wednesday at 9:00 am for a morning of strumming. Join them for some good ol’ fashioned Hawaiian music.
Come socialize with your fellow veterans. Learn about VA benefits and helpful contacts in the community who can assist you with your disability claims. This group meets the last Friday of each month.
Why not start the morning with 45 minutes of water aerobics? We meet every day except Sunday in the North Pool at 8:30 am.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am residents gather for league water volleyball at the Sports Pool. Are you interested in competition? This water volleyball is for you.
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Up for a friendly game of water volleyball? Join us any day of the week at 2:00 pm at the Sports Pool.
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We have three watercolor classes, depending on your skill level. Beginning students meet on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Intermediate students meet on Fridays at 9:30 am. An advanced group meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm.
You’ll find our wood carvers meeting every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am. Stop by at any time for instruction.
Our Wood Shop is packed with woodworking hand tools and power tools that can be used to make or repair any desired wooden item. An orientation is required. There is a nominal $1 per hour shop fee.
Are you a writer with the desire to have your work critiqued and help others by critiquing their work? Join our Writers Club on Mondays at 9:30 am.
For anyone who loves any type of handiwork: knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, beading, needlepoint, handanger, etc. No classes are offered but there is usually someone to help out. We meet on Mondays at 9:00 am.
Here’s another opportunity to start your day with a little bit of exercise. Join the Hour of Power, where you’ll be engaged in Zumba. This group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 am in the Ballroom.