Special Events

Bus Trips: Seating on bus trips is first come, first seated.  All bus trips depart from the Pinnacle parking lot, east of the softball field, near the posted signs. Unless otherwise specified, driver gratuity is not included in the ticket price.

Dances at Desert Vista: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is open to all; please refrain from "saving" multiple seats.

Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card.  Tickets may also be purchased at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers; cash or checks only.

Exact change is appreciated. Tickets are non-refundable.



Upcoming Special Events:

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Wed., May 16–Thurs., May 17 · Ticket purchase deadline: April 16

$310 per person double occupancy/$390 per person single occupancy · Min. 40 guests

Bus departs Pinnacle at 6:30 a.m. on May 16; returns at approx. 6:30 p.m. on May 17.

Includes transportation, chaperone, first-class railroad ticket, admission to Lowell Observatory, hotel and one breakfast.


Day 1 Wednesday, May 16
6:30 a.m. Depart Las Vegas
8:30 a.m. Brief stop & stretch in Kingman, AZ
9 a.m. Depart for Clarkdale, AZ
12 noon Arrive Verde Canyon Railroad Depot, lunch at Copper Spike Cafe (on your own)
12 noon More Scenic photo stops (Elephant Rock, View of Lake Mead, White Domes Road)
12:45 p.m. Depart for Las Vegas
1 p.m. Depart on the Verde Canyon Railroad tour in one of eight first-class cars, which all feature panoramic windows, living-room style seating and fewer passengers. First-class passengers also enjoy champagne upon the train’s departure, full-service cash bar, beverage service at each seat and complimentary appetizers. All cars access a shaded, open-air viewing car.
5 p.m. Return arrival at the Railroad Depot, depart for Flagstaff, AZ
6 p.m. Arrive in Flagstaff, dinner (on your own), hotel check-in and rest.
Hotel: La Quinta, Hilton Garden Inn or similar
Thursday, May 17
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:30 a.m. Depart hotel for Lowell Observatory (included)
10:00 a.m. Free time to explore Lowell Observatory.
11:30 a.m. Lowell astronomers have discovered Pluto, collected the first evidence of the expanding universe, and and measured the motions and properties of the stars, among many other achievements. Experience the cosmos through widescreen multimedia shows, exhibits, live presentations and their immersive space theater.
11:30 a.m. Flagstaff’s historic downtown and railroad district – Arrive in Flagstaff’s historic downtown and railroad district with leisure time to enjoy 1890’s streets lined with historic buildings, quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and the vintage train depot.
2 p.m. Depart Flagstaff for Las Vegas, with a short stretch/restroom break in Kingman, AZ
6:30 p.m. Arrive Las Vegas

Note: All times are approximate and are subject to change

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Coffee With the Board

Friday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.

Desert Vista

Coffee With the Board has become one of Sun City’s most attended monthly meetings. Meet Board members and your neighbors. Questions, answers, opinions and general information is shared on a multitude of community topics. There is no agenda for this casual meeting and Board members cannot officially make decisions on any matters discussed. Sweets are served.

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Dance Party!

Saturday, May 19, 7- 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

$5 per person

Desert Vista Ballroom

Back by popular demand! We love the great response for Billy Neikirk, your accredited and handsome dance host. What fun to dance, dance, dance - learn new steps (with or without partners) and enjoy mixing and meeting friends who love to "move to music." This month we will also have a fantastic dance demonstration by the fabulous hip-hop ensemble, The Collective. You loved their performance at the Gateway show at the Starbright in February so we asked them to be our special guests to demonstrate the latest dance craze. This troupe of talented dances of all ages will add to your enjoyment of another great evening. Cash bar available for your pleasure.

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The Springs Preserve's Nevada Watercolor Society Spring Show

Thursday, June 7

$25 per person, includes "Overview" tour and train ride

Bus departs Pinnacle at 9:30 a.m; returns at approx. 2 p.m.

Join a Springs Preserve guide to get started on your 90-minute tour of some of the highlights of more than 180 acres that include galleries, exhibits, facilities and venues. A sampling of the Preserve includes the Origen Museum galleries, the green buildings of the Desert Living Center, lush gardens, the prehistoric archaeological sites and native wildlife habitats on the trails. Enjoy the special exhibit of watercolor paintings from the Nevada Watercolor Society Spring Show. Also included, a 20-minute narrated trackless train ride through the Preserve’s 2.2-mile Exploration Loop Trail and 110 acres of native habitats.

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Dance Party!

Saturday, June 16, 7- 9:30 p.m
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

$5 per person

Desert Vista Ballroom

Billy Neikirk, your accredited and handsome dance host, is back in June for another great evening of entertainment. What fun to dance, dance, dance. Learn new steps (with or without partners) and enjoy mixing and meeting friends who love to move to music. A cash bar is available for your pleasure.

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"She Loves Me"

Presented by Super Summer Theatre at the Spring Mountain Ranch

Thursday, June 28

$35 per person, includes transportation and show tickets

Bus departs Pinnacle at 6 p.m.; returns at approx. 10:30 p.m.

From the creators of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Cabaret” comes this delightful Tony Award-winning romantic comedy set in a 1930s European perfumery where we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who don’t see eye to eye. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other. Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? A concession stand is available for food and drink, or bring your own picnic basket. You may bring blankets or folding chairs, or rent a folding chair at the park for $1 each.

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Matinees at The Starbright

Free Admission

The Starbright Theatre

  • "Mother's Day"

    Monday, May 14, 3 p.m.

    Julia Roberts & Jennifer Aniston

  • "It's Complicated"

    Thursday, May 31, 1 p.m.

    Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

  • "Bridesmaids"

    Thursday, June 7, 3 p.m.

    Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

  • "Gran Torino"

    Monday, June 18, 1 p.m.

    Starring Clint Eastwood

Enjoy the shows!