The Ignite Neon Sign Museum in Tucson provided four of our members with an enjoyable and educational morning on February 18th. The ladies saw over 350 items/signs that have been lovingly acquired and displayed by a Tucson collector. The collection continues to grow as the owner procures more unique neon and LED signs from Tucson in an attempt to preserve this art form. In addition to the beautifully designed displays stretching from floor to ceiling, the museum also provides visitors with hands-on activities for adults and children alike. All of the ladies who participated in this second On-the-Go excursion agreed that the lunch that followed their visit was the perfect way to round out this unique experience. Many thanks to Bonnie Hyra for planning and leading this excursion.
Charlene Westgate of Westgate Garden Designs gave an excellent talk on pruning plants in our desert climate. Focusing on the plants and climate of our area, Charlene provided an excellent slide presentation of “dos and don’ts” when pruning your shrubs and trees. Forty-one of our members tuned in for this Zoom presentation and were able to interact with Charlene to ask questions. If you missed this extremely informative program, you can access her slides on our website.
Books and Wine were the perfect combinations for a gathering on Pat Neel’s patio on February 23rd. Participants were asked to bring the books that were so exceptional or had such special meaning to them that they could never part with them. Discussion of these special titles culminated in a list compiled by Pat for all TWOQC members who love books. The list can be found on the website: This event filled within hours of its appearance on GroupWorks, with 5 more on the waitlist.
Post-summary from Pat Neel:
February 23rd marked the day of the big reveal, the books that live with us forever. Their life-long list of greatest reads was shared by five TWOQC bibliophiles, Marjie Williams, Susan Murphy, Jadine Hilt, Patricia Fina Weaver, Nancy Forester, and hostess Pat Neel. The sunny day and patio setting were perfect for a stimulating discussion. They discovered fun and interesting reasons behind the selections. Many titles conjured fond memories of childhood or of special places in their lives. Beautiful period writing resonated along with important social issues. An audiobook was often linked to the narrator. It takes a lot to make a life list! Watch for a list of notables compiled from the group’s “best of best” on TWOQC web.
On Tuesday, March 2nd Becky Ashin taught a full class of enthusiastic weavers how to make their own baskets. Those who participated were thrilled to be introduced to this art form and to take their creations home. With a full waitlist for this event, Becky says that she will definitely organize another class in the near future. Stay tuned! PHOTOS
Nick Pulcinella shared bird photos, recordings, and information in a presentation titled, “The Birds of Quail Creek.” Forty-one members registered for this March 4th Zoom program. Nick’s photos can be viewed via the link on the Programs page of our website. There are also instructions for accessing the bird recordings. More bird-related events will be coming up. PHOTOS SLIDESHOW
Janet Rumford hosted another rock-painting event on her patio on March 11th. Her classes have filled up every time she has offered them, with waiting lists of members who would like to get in on the fun. Thank you Janet for sharing your time and talent so generously! PHOTOS