Community Update 8/24/17


(Since this week started off pretty astronomical,
we figured we'd keep the trend going!

ON AUGUST 24TH, 2006...
......On August 24th, 2006 : The International Astronomical Union (IAU) defined the term "planet" for the first time and declared that Pluto was no longer the Solar System's ninth planet, demoting it to the status of a "dwarf planet." A group of 2,500 scientists at a meeting in Prague voted that Pluto would no longer be considered a planet in the scientific community. The scientists created a strict set of guidelines for classifying planets and Pluto did not meet the guidelines, the planet was reclassified as a dwarf planet. According to the new definition, there are currently eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) and four dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Makemake and Eris) now known in the solar system.

**Pools have switched to modified hours beginning August 15th.
Vista will be closed during the week, Foothills will be open, and both pools will be open weekends. Pools close for the summer September 4th**

**As of August 1st, 3rd quarter assessments are past due, if you haven't paid yet. To check your balance and to make a payment, please see the assessment page for this helpful TIP SHEET**


Upcoming Events

More important events HERE

ATTENTION—Genesee Women's Group
August 29 @ VISTA CLUBHOUSE @ 6:00 pm
Contact—to RSVP

A murder mystery with audience participation at the Vista – Saturday, Sept 9 – 7:00pm
FREE but please RSVP!

FIRST FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 Vista Clubhouse 5:30-8:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST!
Although it’s not starting until September 16 in Munich, we’re going to celebrate early. Please join us and BYOB and an appetizer dessert to share. No RSVP is required, and new residents are welcome and encouraged to come. Beginning in October your new hosts will be Chuck Adams and Kimberly Smith-Adams, Joyce and Branch Russell, Mary Sheron and Doug Griffin, and Beth Moran. Hosts will rotate as their schedules allow. We have enjoyed this position for over five years and it’s been our pleasure to serve, but we know your new hosts will do an outstanding job!

Your hosts, Gary & Linda Anderson (5596)

Artist showing through September at Vista Clubhouse – Anna Mead
A native West Virginian, Anna Marie Mead has made Colorado home for over 40 years where she makes creating art part of her everyday life. As a professional artist, she has a studio in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. This studio is located at the BitFactory (#105), and here she has enjoyed creating as well as exhibiting her paintings in the gallery.
Most recently she had an exciting solo show “Transitions” in the BitFactory Gallery. This show is very close to Anna Marie’s heart as she is also transitioning. In the future, she is looking forward to a team show with fellow jewelry artist Julie Sims. These two ladies are looking forward to a great collaboration of jewels and jewel like paintings.
Anna Marie Fine Art / 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204 / 720.289.6355 /

Open Space Updates:
Hiking is a wonderful outdoor activity, and Genesee has beautiful trails! Please remember to stay on the trail system, be aware and respectful of others' properties, and any "No Trespassing" signs posted. Thank you!

See below for some fantastic info on our hiking trails and native wildflowers!

Do you like taking nature photography? We would love to see your photos! If you'd like them considered for the Genescene, website or our social media...please send photos and consent to:

* Photos shall only be used with the permission of the owner of the photo, and will be credited. All submission images must be at least 30 low-resolution (72 dpi), 400 pixels and no more than 800 pixels in height or width, for ease of review. Recommended camera quality is 5 megapixels or more, with all photos being in JPEG, TIFF, or GIF formats. Higher resolution photos will have a better possibility of being posted, with preference given to nature photos and community events. Photos submitted without a general photo consent will not be included for use. This refers to any individuals who are clearly identified in submitted photographs.

2017 solar eclipse over Vista Clubhouse

Photo by Kris Lemoine
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