CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Aqua Zumba is so popular in Country Roads that both the north and south pools are used for classes. Aqua Zumba incorporates dance and fitness moves, making it fun for anyone who wants to get active in the water. It is accompanied by fun and upbeat music, just like a pool party. It is led by a professionally licensed Zumba instructor, Rebecca Leyva. Classes are held from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $5 per class, or a 10-class punch card may be purchased for $40. The punch card may be used for Zumba Gold as well. Come, exercise, laugh and enjoy!
Country Roads’ Billiard Room is the nicest pool playing facility in Yuma. We have ten 4 1/2′ x 9′ Diamond Professional Pool Tables, a Brunswick Gold Crown 5′ x 10′ Snooker Table and a world class Soren Sogard 3-Cushion Billiard Table. The equipment is all cleaned and otherwise kept in top playing condition by the Billiard Club. We do our own table maintenance, including regularly scheduled recovering, any necessary repairs, and complete assembly when required.
The Billiard Club consists of approximately 100 enthusiastic pool players. As a member of our club you can compete in our Men’s 8-ball, Women’s 8-ball, and Mixed Scotch Doubles 8-ball tournaments held weekly. These are all played in a round-robin type format with a blind draw for partners, allowing you get to know other club members in a competitive yet sociable atmosphere. There are ongoing handicapped singles tournaments running throughout much of the season. We have two men’s and a women’s team that compete in an interpark league with other parks in the area. We offer lessons for players of all levels. And of course, the Billiard Room is available throughout the day and evening for open play by anyone living in the park.
Country Roads Bingo is huge. It is the largest non-profit Bingo in Arizona. Bingo was voted the 2nd Best Bingo in the Yuma Sun’s Best in Yuma 2015 contest. Approximately 300 to 400 people attend each Tuesday night playing for jackpots ranging from $140 to a possible $600. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the first game beginning at 7 p.m. Games usually end at 10 p.m. Country Roads Bingo runs from the first Tuesday in November to the last Tuesday in March. We have state-of-the-art computerized reader boards on all four corners of the Ballroom so there is no bad seat in the house.
Bocce ball, a combination of lawn bowling and shuffleboard, has become a very popular sport in Country Roads. One of the advantages is that no experience is required to play. We have two courts located on the southeast side of the Ballroom. We play Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Two games are played during the hour. You are welcome to play at other times also. During the past season we had a tournament and a potluck. There is no cost — come join in on the fun!
Bridge is going Full tilt in the Mohave Room …5 days a week.
Mondays and Fridays: Duplicate 12:30-3pm , Party Bridge 12:30-3pm
Tuesdays: Lessons- Novice Lessons. Anyone newer to bridge or wishing to review their “Forgotten” Bidding Skills-welcome to join.
Thursdays: Swiss Pairs 12:30-3pm
Cost is $5 for non-players and Bridge Players are free.
Pick the bridge you enjoy the most-come have some fun and spend time with great people. Duplicate Bridge is also played on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Mojave Room. Please click here to access our Bridge Club detail page.
The Computer Club meets every Wednesday morning in the Coronado Room.
Please check the Country Roads online calendar for meeting times. The current cost of membership is $10 per season.
COUNTRY RED ROSES RED HATS
We are a global society of women that connects, supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness while supporting members in the quest to get the most out of life.
Fun –we celebrate life at every age
Friendship–we solidify and expand the bonds of sisterhood
Freedom–we discover and explore new interests
Fulfillment–we realize our personal potential
Fitness–we embrace healthy, life-lengthening lifestyles
The Red Hat Society has become the international society dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in today’s culture.
Join us and let your creative juices flow onto paper. The subjects we write about are selected by our members and what wonderful images are created. Our group has many creative thinkers. Some are beginners and some are budding professionals. New members always add different insights on many diverse subjects for thought and discussion. Join us for fun and laughter.
We meet in the Board Room the first Thursday of the month in the Mojave Room on the remaining Thursdays. Meetings start at 10 a.m.
All park residents are invited to join the new group called “Country Roads Dance Club.” We meet on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom to learn a variety of country dances. There is no charge and classes are open to park residents only. The only requirement is that you have a partner.
Dances taught are “pattern” dances, meaning that couples line up and follow one another. We are learning El Paso, Rita’s Waltz, Texas Ten Step, Shadow, Cowboy Cha Cha and a new one called The Seashell. Other dances may be taught as the group requests and we may have guest teachers. If you have a dance to share, please contact us.
Dancing engages both sides of the brain so help your brain and your body and get out there and dance!
The Fitness Center is ready and waiting for your continued personal Fitness Program. Open 7 days a week 24 hours a day…tailored to your schedule.
The Country Roads Fitness Center is fully equipped and lives in a bright and airy 1200 sq. ft. room built in 2004. It contains the following equipment:
3 elliptical trainers
2 upright bikes
3 recumbent cross trainer bikes (including a 15xr handicap accessible)
4 station Apollo 5
leg press and extension machines
free weights and bench
sit up board
The equipment is professional quality and is cleaned and maintained or repaired by a professional company. The Fitness Center is open 24/7 year round and may be used by residents and registered guests without charge.
The Country Roads Fitness Club is organized and directed by Club members. The Club is responsible for keeping things in order and purchases some of the equipment. Membership is voluntary but we encourage people to join to help us continue to upgrade and maintain the facility in the proper manner. Club members pay nominal dues of $10 a year.
In March of each year the Fitness Club puts on a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser in the Ballroom feeding approximately 450 people. Several items are also raffled. The funds are used for equipment repair and replacement.
GUYS & GALS GOLF CLUB
The Country Roads Guys and Gals Golf Club is very active. No matter what the weather has in store, there is always time for golf. Our club has approximately 200 members and we welcome more. Meetings are every Monday morning at 8 a.m. in the Ballroom. A golf instructor comes to the meetings and provides great golf tips. He also gives lessons for our club members at Mesa Del Sol, Wednesdays for gals and Thursdays for guys.
Every two weeks we do a Guys & Gals best ball on Saturdays and once a month we play at the Yuma Golf & Country Club. Through our volunteer Course Coordinators, we are able to play these courses at preset preferred times and at reduced rates. In November there is a Thanksgiving
Turkey shoot and in February the Shoot for Chocolates. But, the big golf event of the year is the
CAN/AM challenge & BBQ in January. If the Canadians win, then the Americans serve the BBQ, and if the Canadians are the winners, they serve the Americans. Here in Country Roads our two countries are like one, we compete, party and treat each other the same.
In February we generally take a trip out of Yuma, a two day trip to Emerald Canyon in Parker.
The members also enjoy out of town trips to Barbara Worth in February and Borrego Springs in March. Both very popular with club members. While Country Roads does not have a golf course, we do have chipping and putting greens and a golf cage that can be used for practice by residents.
Join us on Mondays at 8 a.m. to learn all about the club happenings and how to sign up for the golf courses that our club plays. Membership in the club is $20 for the season which includes participation in the end-of- season golf tournament and banquet. Or you can pay $4 a month (if you are here for a short time) and $1 per course per person for in the park guest. Come and join the Club for great golf in the Yuma area.
The Horseshoe Club meets every Tuesday and Friday for a Tournament among the members. The horseshoe pits are open every day from morning to night for everyone to enjoy (members and non-members). There are horseshoes available at the pits, if anyone needs any. Our expert player, Lyle Olmstead, gives free lessons every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the pits.
We have a monthly meeting on the first Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Mojave Room, preceded by a friendly potluck. The club has evening tournaments throughout the season, playing under the spot lights, preceded by a potluck outside by the horseshoe pits. We have a member tournament in February and a Memorial Tournament in early March for members only.
The club has tournaments with clubs outside of the park, and also has a yearly tournament with the Fountain of Youth club in California. Currently we have approximately 20 members. The cost is $10.00 per person per season.
Stand straight, look straight down, if you can't see your toes, you might benefit from our Keto club! We meet Mondays at 10 am in the Aztec room. Lots of recipes, and ideas for healthy ways to eat!
The focus of Material Girls is to bring together people who enjoy social sewing and sharing ideas while creating wearable articles, accessories for personal and home use, and other fabric art items.
Our membership includes expert and novice sewers and all levels in between. Our projects provide opportunities to hone existing skills and learn new techniques and methods. We aim for variety from items that can be finished in one day to others that may take a few days to complete.
An annual activity is called BUMFAB. BUMFAB stands for either “butt ugly material” or “beautiful unique material” depending on your personal perspective. Participating members receive a small piece of the carefully chosen fabric and must use it to create an item that is then submitted anonymously to the BUMFAB Chairperson and revealed to the membership at a fun-filled brunch event. We also participate in the Art Expo that is held in March.
We welcome new members at any time during the season. The membership fee is $10.00 for the year. Each member is responsible for supplying her own sewing machine, notions and other supplies. The Club works in the Coronado Room every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, just stop by and say hi!
Acrylic and Watercolor Painting
If you have the desire to paint, you have talent. Join the acrylic and watercolor class from mid-November to mid-March. They gather in the Inca Room on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until noon. A professional instructor is available on Tuesday mornings. You will only need to pay for the cost of the materials. Many of the paintings from these classes can be entered into the Country Roads Art Expo in March.
If your interest is oil painting, join Claudia James in the Navajo Room on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon. Bring your own projects. Your work of art is welcome to be entered into the annual Country Roads Art Expo in March.
The photography group was started during the 2015-2016 season here in Country Roads. We meet weekly in the Aztec room on Fridays at 9:50-12. Our goals are to learn about taking better pictures and have fun doing it! We currently plan to alternate one week in the class room and then an outing. The only requirement to join us is to enjoy taking pictures. We have beginners to experienced photographers.
Come join us!
What is the fastest growing sport among seniors in North America? PICKLEBALL is the one and Country Roads is the place to play in Yuma.
Our four dedicated courts plus two others on a tennis court are enjoyed by 170+ members and others virtually non-stop from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
seven days a week! We offer at least 10 hours each day for casual play plus up to 7 hours a day for bookings and rated drop-in play. In addition, our club offers lessons for beginners and intermediates, bi-weekly Round Robin tournaments and a monthly tournament, each with a different theme, with everything from wacky costumes to serious competition and more!
Club members also enjoy other activities throughout the season such as a Scavenger Hunt, volunteer work on behalf of Country Roads, meetings with social times afterwards, evening play, and social events.
At just $15 a year to join the Country Roads Pickleball Club, it’s easy to belong and take part in our fun Pickleball activities while keeping fit in Active Aging. Membership forms with contact information is in our bulletin board area near the courts.
The Country Roads Poker Club is a very friendly group and games are a great way to get acquainted with everyone. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays games are both dealer’s choice and Texas Hold’em. The games start and 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays No Limit Texas Hold’em games are played. Thursday and Saturday games start at 1:00 p.m. and on Sundays they start at 6:00 p.m. Please sign up in advance on the sheets available in the Coronado Room.
The Pottery Studio Club is a group of 60 members who enjoy the creativity of working with clay. Our studio is well-equipped with a slab roller, 3 pottery wheels, 3 firing kilns, a Raku kiln, a pug mill, a spray booth, and plenty of inside and outside working areas. We have everything a beginner or experienced potter would need to explore and create beautiful and useful items in clay, including shaping tools, sponges, brushes, paints, glazes, molds and various decorative stamps and rollers.
We are open seven days a week and there is usually a Monitor present to assist you. Each week we have classes in Horsehair, and a Beginning Pottery Class, for residents of Country Roads. Our membership dues are $25 per year (which includes glazing), and there are many other classes available to members.
Please stop by — you will find our club of retirees cheerfully engaged in the delightful hobby of creating lovely items out of clay.
We are a group who has the same interest at heart…QUILTING!! We come together every Monday at 9 a.m. in the Coronado Room for a short business meeting and to discuss upcoming events, projects, etc.
The cost to join our club is $10.00 for the season. We provide irons, ironing boards, cutting mats and rulers for everyone to use for club related sewing. We also have a copier for which we charge 25 cents per copy. A coffee machine is also available. All you have to do is bring your sewing machine, project materials and lunch and spend a great day quilting and laughing.
We are always looking for anyone who is willing to teach a class and share ideas. Charges for classes will vary depending on the teacher, supplies they need, and if they are in or out of park.
Every year there is a very popular Quilt Show in the park. All members who join the Quilt Club by February 1st may enter their quilted items and have a chance to win a ribbon. Voting is done by those attending the show, not only Quilt Club members. (If member dues are not paid by February 1st the non-paying person’s name will be removed from the e-mail contact list.)
At the show there is a Country Store where members can display their wares for sale. They get all the profit. In conjunction with the quilt show we hold a raffle. The raffle funds the purchase/construction of raffle items for the next year, donations, and operating expenses.
ROCK & LAPIDARY CLUB
The Lapidary Shop welcomes new and returning members. The shop is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week during the season. We offer classes in cabochon-making, silver-smithing, wire-wrapping and various other activities. The classes are small and fill up quickly, so come in and sign up as soon as you arrive.
Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the shop at 7 p.m. On the Saturday following the meeting, we go on a rock hunting field trip.
Each year we sponsor a Spudfest dinner to assist in raising funds for the maintenance and replacement of our rock and lapidary equipment.
Our club shares the latest techniques in scrapbooking, card-making and paper crafting. Come join us in the Navajo Room on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We have a new Cricket and a Cuttlebug, plus basic supplies to help our members make the most of their projects.
If you love making cards and preserving memories in a scrapbook or want to learn, come visit and see the projects we are working on. Membership is $20 for the season or $2 per drop in.
SHUFFLE BOARD CLUB
Country Roads beautiful shuffleboard arena is a hub of bustling activity! The 16 professionally maintained courts provide friendly competition Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings weekly. Lessons and equipment are also provided.
CR Shuffleboard Club, with approximately 150 members, organizes several tournaments each season. These tournaments are sanctioned by the Arizona Shuffleboard Association and attract hundreds of shufflers from the Yuma area.
ASA league teams and also non-sanctioned social teams enjoy spirited competition weekly. Many of our residents are recognized winners, not only in Yuma competitions, but also in Arizona statewide competitions.
Bleachers provide fans and spectators with a birds eye view of the matches. Sometimes watching is just as much fun as playing!
Come and join the fun!! New players are always welcome and will find those more experienced to be friendly and helpful.
The Country Roads Singles Club motto is that no one should ever have to do things alone. They meet at 2 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the Mojave Room, often having potlucks. They also go out to dinner on occasion. Sometimes they join the Country Roads fun bus to Laughlin or other locations. They gather together at the dances to be with others and not be alone. They would like to invite all singles in Country Roads to join them.
Due to a large number of Spanish-speaking people in the community surrounding our park, Country Roads has an active Spanish Club of approximately 30 members. The sessions are conversational with some grammar. We teach the basic needs of the language: for example, greetings, the weather, how to tell time, going to the store, going to the bank, at the airport, at the restaurant, at the hotel, etc. We practice what we learn, and we do a lot of repetitions. We laugh a lot and we have fun learning a new language.
The following is our schedule:
Monday is Introduction, no or little knowledge of Spanish required.
Tuesday is Intermediate, conversational Spanish only, mostly Spanish is spoken.
Wednesday is Advance Introduction which requires some knowledge of Spanish.
Thursday is a Practice Session which is informal. We help one another to learn Spanish.
All the sessions are in the Mojave Room from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The facilitators are: Bertie Caissie for the Introduction Session; Rheal Caissie and Lorraine Tremblay for the Advance Introduction. We have three fluent Spanish-speaking assistants: Rosa Sandoval, Raquel Rodriquez and Stewart Lang.
The club has various activities outside the park. We go to a Spanish Restaurant a few times a season, and a Spanish Baptist Church invites us to one of their special events each year. We end the season with a Spanish potluck with music.
The cost is $10.00 per person to cover the expenses of photocopies, materials, etc. For further information stop on by and say hi!
The Country Roads Tennis Club is very active with many tournaments, round robin play as well as a competitive ladder. There is also a schedule where you can book a court for your own group play.
We offer free tennis lessons and loaner rackets so players can come and try a new sport or renew an old passion.
We are a friendly club and there are many social activities like the Wine and Cheese party, Chicken Dinner, Pizza Party and Year End Banquet.
Our courts were voted the #1 place to play tennis in Yuma by Yuma Sun readers, so come on out and join us.
Hope to see you on the courts!!
Have your clothes gotten a little tighter? Are you committed to becoming more healthy this year? We invite you to join our very active TOPS (Taking Office Pounds Sensibly) club at Country Roads. We meet in the Mojave Room every Friday morning at 9 a.m. Both men and women are invited to attend one complimentary meeting to learn what TOPS offers you. Weekly meetings are the heart of TOPS support. After your first meeting, if you decide to join, you will pay a minimal fee for chapter and National TOPS dues. You can then attend meetings throughout the US and Canada.
Here’s what you can expect as a member: You will have a private weigh-in before the meeting, between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The meeting is from 9 to 10 a.m. and starts with members sharing challenges, successes or goals (if they wish). There is a quick business meeting followed by a brief program. TOPS offers each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics. Awards are presented at various stages of your weight loss in recognition of your success. You can expect to meet like-minded people and develop long lasting friendships in TOPS.
If you have any questions you may contact Jan Erickson, Lot 850, or Lynda Mawer, Lot 878.
Sand volleyball is played daily except Sundays. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary. You only need to know how to laugh and have fun. We play on the courts by the maintenance area Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. On the 3rd Friday of each month we have a potluck in the Mojave Room. There is social time at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner. We hope you will come and join in on the fun.
Whist is played every Every Thursday in the Navajo Room from 1 to 4 pm. . Everyone is welcome. It is a fun, relaxing and enjoyable game. Whist is played with a twist. Come and see what the twist is. Cost is $1 per person. If you’d like to learn to play Whist, stop on by and say hi!
Even if you have never carved but think it is something you might like to try, you should join us. The Eager Beaver Woodcarving Club has both beginner and professional wood carvers. Several of our carvers participate in the Woodcarving Expo at the Araby Armory, and many demonstrate their talents at the Country Roads Art Expo.
Our shop is open Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Country Roads resident is welcome to come and go with no specific schedule. We are located between the post office and the Billiard Room. A professional wood carver is available in the class most of the time to assist you. There is a yearly membership fee of $10. Don’t hesitate to come join us.
The woodshop was organized early in the history of Country Roads by a few woodworking enthusiasts. It has expanded from a small room with very basic tools, accommodating eight to ten workers, to a 2300 square foot facility able to accommodate 20 or more crafts people working at one time. The facility is now equipped with a state-of-the-art dust control system, as well as machinery and tools that allow a worker to complete almost any project desired, from simple joinery to sophisticated lathe projects.
The Woodworkers Club has been active in contributing to Country Roads throughout the years. Recently they built cupboards for the Aztec, Inca and Mojave Rooms; built speaker enclosures in the Ballroom; and re-built access stairs to the stage. The club added a room to the south end of the shop to make the facility a safer, more efficient environment.
Members of the Woodworkers Club are entitled to unlimited use of the facilities during regular operating hours during the regular season (November through March). They welcome any Country Roads resident to make use of the excellent facility either for a $2 daily fee or a $45 yearly membership fee which covers shop supplies and maintenance. Club members have a wealth of experience and knowledge which they are willing to share with anyone interested. Monitors will provide help with your projects. Please come and have a look at the wonderful facility we have in our park.
Zumba Gold classes are held twice a week in the Country Roads Ballroom and led by a professionally licensed Zumba instructor, Rebecca Leyva. Classes are Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. with the exception of the 3rd Thursday of each month. Classes are also held every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per class, or a 10-class punch card may be purchased for $40. The same punch card may be used for Aqua Zumba as well.
Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults who wish for a modified Zumba class with moves of a bit lower intensity than regular Zumba. These classes are easy-to-follow Zumba choreography to Latin music that focus on balance, flexibility, cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and toning, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and bring a bottle of water! Bring 2-pound weights for some of the exercises if you have them. If not, bring two bottles of water to use as weights. Using weights is optional, however.