Monday Morning Memo

Cacti are Blooming!

Thanks for the pics,

Lynn Theder

May 8, 2023

Esperanza Estates

This Week in Esperanza Estates


8:00-10:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Water Aerobics

9:00-10:00 am

Mon, Wed & Fri

EE pool

Book Club

11 am



Thirsty Thursday

4 pm



Future Activities in Esperanza Estates

EE HOA Board Meeting

1 pm

May 15


Neighborhood News

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Cinco De Mayo event on May 5th a huge success. We had over 90 attendees, and the fabulous food you all brought was over the top! Everything was so delicious and appreciated! It was a wonderful way to end our 2022-23 "Season".  Weather willing, there may be a 4th of July celebration, so keep your eyes on the MMM. 


The EE community has been such a big support of our monthly events, and we are all so grateful for your participation, support and positive feedback. Your attendance makes every event so much fun!

We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Churro Cheesecake

From Deb Ries

Several folks asked for this delicious Churro Cheesecake recipe that Deb brought to the Cinco de Mayo party. Delicious! Thanks for sharing, Deb!


•1/2 cup sugar

•2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

•2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened

•1/2 cup sugar

•1 egg

•1 tsp vanilla

•2 (8 oz) cans Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls


  1. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. eat the cream cheese till smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla and beat till smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick spray, then sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Unroll one can of dough onto a lightly floured piece of waxed paper and press all the seams together. Carefully lift into the pan on top of the cinnamon sugar. Press to the edges of the pan.
  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough. Unroll the second can of dough and roll it out the same way as the first one. Place it on top of the filling.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top of the dough. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes or until light brown.

Note: This recipe will be added to the Recipes on the EE website.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners wil not meet this week. Enjoy all the beautiful booming cacti in the neighborhood!

Pickleball Ladies

From Tamara Kempton

So much fun playing pickleball with wonderful friends! My mom is 87 years old...what an honor and joy to play with her.

Left to right

Margaret Larsen, Cynthia Gates, Tamara Kempton, Patty Tracy 

Book Club, Thursday, 11 am

Book Club is meeting this week, Thursday, May 11, 11 am, at the Ramada. Our book this months is The Governor's Wife by Mark Gimenez (discussion leader Judy Hayes). Everyone is welcome to join in!

Thirsty Thursday Is This Week!

Thursday, May 11, 4 pm

This is Thirsty Thursday weekso come on over to the Ramada and join in the fun!

Thirsty Thursday is EE's informal, no-host happy hour we have very other Thursday at the Ramada at 4 pm. Everyone brings their own beverage, a snack to share (if you like), your own eating utensils, and gathers at the Ramada for a visit with neighbors and friends. Hope you can join in!

Hercules Cactus in Our Area

From Don Hartje

Have you seen Hercules, the huge Saguaro cactus in the desert adjacent to Esperanza Estates (west end)? Check out this masterful video from Joe Jackson, photographer, and Tom Aigner, narrator. Joe's video is excellent and Tom gives detailed and accurate directions for finding Hercules. You can watch it on YouTube, "Hunting For Hercules." We have this magnificent Saguaro right to Esperanza Estates!

Note: We'll post this video on the EE website.

Caring Connections

Sahuarita Food Bank

From Linda Sielken, 908 240-1887

The Sahuarita Food Bank on La Canada (17750 S La Canada) is in desperate need of diapers and feminine sanitary products. You can drop your items off at the food bank and if they’re closed there is a bin by the front door. You can also drop your items off at my house (143 S Circulo Napa) and I will drop them off for you, or if you would like to contribute money, I will shop for you.

Thank you!

Ramada Food Donations

From Sandy LaVoi

Thanks everyone for your generosity. We took a large donation to the Food Bank this past week. 

Good to Know

Mobile Payment Apps Can Send Your Money In The Wrong Direction

Source: Green Valley Sheriff's Auxillary Scam Squad, May 2, 2023

Sadly, technology scams continue to haunt us, and they are even getting trickier. While we get tired of hearing about them, it's wise to be informed, especially about those targeting seniors. Here is an update from our Green Valley Scam Squad.

Electronic payments to family, friends, contractors and others are becoming increasingly popular. They are convenient and quick. But they are also popular with scammers. Just because you see PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or Cash App on your phone doesn’t mean it’s the real deal.

Scammers have figured out how to text you with a cash payment request and make you think it’s legitimate. They’ll even provide the link to send the requested payment and personal information.

Here are some tips on avoiding these scams:

  1. Make sure you know who is sending the request. These peer-to-peer payment apps are not to be used to send money to strangers; they are for pre-arranged agreements with people you know.
  2. Use a credit card or actual cash for higher-risk situations. Some credit cards have fraud protection. And cash doesn’t come with personal information.
  3. Be wary of unsolicited texts or phone calls requesting a payment. They will be disguised as IRS, banks, law enforcement agencies – anything that sounds like you should act. But if the request is a surprise to you, it’s probably a scam.

If you do receive one of these requests, simply delete it. Don’t make the payment. If you accidently disclose personal financial information, immediately change your password for that app. In addition, set your app privacy setting to the most private option. This will at least minimize any personal information sent to a scammer.



Your Green Valley Sheriff Auxiliary Volunteer's Scam Squad will answer your questions regarding scams or suspected scams. Please call 520-351-6715, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. To report an incident of fraud (money lost to a scam), call 911 or 520-351-4900. 



Friday, May 12, 2023 - 7:00 PM MST

Michael Howell is an award-winning Illusionist that puts smiles on faces everywhere he “appears”. 

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Community Events Calendar

Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce publishes an Events Calendar on their website every month. Check it out for various events going on in our community.

Funny Bone

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Thanks Al Prato

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