Weekly Events at The Grove

 

 

Here is what is happening this week at the Grove…

Date

Time

Event

Sunday, November 29

   

Monday, November 30

8:00 a.m.

Pickleball

 

8:00 a.m.

Walking Video-fitness center

 

9:00a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

 

1:00 p.m.

Open Crafts 

 

1:00 p.m.

Texas Holdem

Tuesday, December 1

8:00a.m.

Pickleball

 

9:00 a.m.

Aerobics with Maria

 

2:00 p.m.

Billiards

Wednesday, December 2

8:00a.m.

Pickleball

 

8:00 a.m. 

Walking video-fitness center

 

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

 

11:30 a.m.

Poker

 

6:00 p.m.

Craft Sit-in

Thursday, December 3 

8:00 a.m.

Pickleball 

 

9:00 a.m.

Aerobics with Maria

 

3:30 p.m.

Beginner Pickleball

 

7:00 p.m.

Dominoes 

Friday, December 4

8:00 a.m.

Pickleball

 

8:00 a.m.

Walking Video-fitness center 

 

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

 

2:00 p.m.

Billiards

 

5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour

Saturday, December 5 

8:00 a.m.

Pickleball

 

11:30 a.m.

Poker 

Thank you to all the residents that voted for the Grove on the Baldwin’s Best of the Best yearly contest. The Grove came in second place.  The certificate is posted on the bulletin board. 

Karaoke is canceled starting November 29th through December. 

Men’s breakfast and lunch for December has been canceled. 

The Monday, Wednesday and Saturday poker are resuming on Monday, November 30th.

The clubhouse is now decorated for Christmas.  Although we don’t have events planned for December please stop in and walk around to enjoy the decorations. We would like to spread some Christmas cheer.  The Christmas tree on the right side of the stage have residents’ names on the Christmas balls.  We only put last names on the balls so you may see more than one ball with the same name. Reminder that masks are required in the clubhouse. Please enjoy the decorated tree in the fitness center.

Decorate your Home for Christmas Contest

This has been a challenging year for all of us.  In an effort to spread Christmas Cheer in the Grove we are having a decorate your home contest. Being able to drive around the Grove and see homes decorated for Christmas will spread the Christmas spirit.

If you would like to participate please have your home decorated by Wednesday, December 2nd.  The judging will be done by outside judges to keep it fair for everyone. 

Judging will be done after dark. 

Prizes will be Visa cards

1st place: $75, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25

This is an office sponsored event and we are providing the prizes. 

November 14-December 4th Toys for Tots Drive

Time is coming to an end to be able to donate to Toys for Tots.  Final collection day is Friday, December 4th

  Thank you all for your BIG HEARTS... GOD BLESS YOU!

Barbara Shelton, Founder

Joyful Friends of Lower Alabama

Grove Annual Christmas Card Exchange through December 24th

The boxes are on the table in the Library for exchanging Christmas cards.  The boxes will have alphabetical dividers. Just place your card under the correct alphabetical heading.  This allows you to give out Christmas card to fellow Grover’s without the hassle and cost of mailing a card. 

Please remember to come by every few days to check the boxes and pick up your cards.  The boxes fill up quickly.  Please don’t change the alphabetical set up of the boxes.  They are set up to accommodate the high count of some of the letters.

The office has their own box.

Enjoy the giving and receiving of Christmas cards.

Monday, November 30th Open Crafts 1:00 p.m.

Crafters, we are bringing back open crafts. Do you have projects that you just don’t seem to have time to work on?   Bring your project and spend time working on it while enjoying the company of other crafters. We will meet in the arts and craft room.

Thursday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 15th Directory Pictures

These are the last 2 days that you can get your picture taken for the 2021 Grove Resident Directory.  If you are unable to attend either of these dates you can send a picture via email to John Stetz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the following information with your picture, name, address, lot number, phone and email address. 

The Ice Cream Social is being canceled for the remainder of the year.  Watch for its return with new group hosts and a new beginning.

Christmas Caroling Information:

Many of you have asked about caroling and the post-Christmas party hosted by Kay and Nancy.  Due to the Covid and keeping with safety measures we will not have our caroling this year. Here is a message from Kay Butler which explains it well: 

Regretfully and hugely disappointing but with a sense of responsibility for the health of others, Grovers Kay and Nancy will not be hosting their post-Christmas Caroling party this year. 

With Covid infection increasing, health officials strongly discouraging group gatherings, and a concern for the well-being of others, a festive gathering as a group in our home would not be the most responsible thing to do.  Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay faithful. Kay  

Grove Christmas Party

It is with great sadness that we announce there will be no Grove Christmas party this year.  With the CDC's recommendation of small gatherings, we feel it would be irresponsible to hold a larger gathering at this time. 

The health and safety of our Grove family is very important.

Thank you to those who signed up to volunteer, and hopefully our large Grove family can gather together soon.

Regards,

Libby Parish and Jo Schneider

Reminder: Our librarian, Linda Reedy has asked that no magazines be donated to the library.  If you have magazines to donate call the Foley Public Library to find out if they are taking magazine donations at this time. 251-943-7665

Please remember to leave the fans in clubhouse rooms and fitness center on.  Don’t turn them off after an activity.  Also please remember to turn off the lights in the fitness center and clubhouse after an activity. 

Vendor Services Book is located on the table in the library at the clubhouse. As you are using vendors to repair or replace sheds, patio’s and carports please take a moment to add that vendor to the book with a comment on their work. This will help everyone to know who to call and the quality of work that was done. Also, if you got a bid that was over the top please put that in the book also to alert other residents or if the quality of work was poor. We can all benefit from shared knowledge. 

Reminder: In keeping the safety of all resident in mind, golf carts need to stop at the stop signs and drivers must be 16 years old and have a driver’s license to drive a golf cart. 

Activities in our area:

Please check before attending the events as they could be canceled depending on our COVID numbers.

Heritage Park is decorated beautifully for the Christmas holidays. Even though they  canceled the tree lighting and parade its worth a trip to the park in the evening to see the decorations. 

53rd Annual Foley “Trim a Tree” at Tanger Mall util December 23rd

Since 1967 The Foley Art Center sponsors the Annual “Trim a Tree” six-week holiday Arts & Crafts show. It always begins the second Friday in November and ends December 23. From throughout the southeast, over 125 artists and craftsmen, who are members of the Foley Art Center, display their handmade work for sale on consignment. Since 2014 the show has been held at the Tanger Outlets, Foley. The 53rd Annual 2018 event location in Ste.# 182, just down from POLO, Ralph Lauren.
Hours: Mon- Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

The Wharf in Orange Beach is also scheduling a variety of events. For the full calendar of events go to alwharf.com. They are scheduling a variety of Christmas events including carriage rides and the ice-skating rink. 

Sunday, December 13th 5:00p.m.-6:30p.m. Boat Parade 

Tacky Jacks – Gulf Shores   240 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores AL 36542                  Phone251-968-5349 Steve Jones     Website: www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com/boat-parade.html

P​arade begins at Tacky Jack’s Gulf Shores at dusk and travels east down the intracoastal waterway.

Thursday, December 31st 8:45 p.m. New Year’s Celebration  

OWA     1501 South OWA Blvd. Foley Alabama 36535     Websitewww.visitowa.com

We’ll be celebrating New Year’s at OWA with a spectacular firework show at 8:50 p.m.
Catch our fireworks show anywhere around the property… you can’t miss it!

OWA performances are back. Legends is now performing as well as Brandon Styles. They are also scheduling other events. To learn more, go to visitowa.com

Alabama Gulf Coast Music Hall is open with performances. Go to www.alabamagulfcoastmusichall.com for their schedule.

For more information on what is going on in our area you can go to www.visitfoley.com

Or www.gulfshores.com

The Foley Welcome Center is located on the corner of Hwy 59 and Hwy 98. 

The Gulf Shores Welcome Center is at 3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Heading south they are located just above the college on the right side of the road.  

They both offer information of everything in our area and in what Alabama has to offer.  

For information on activities in Fairhope and Dauphne Google “events in Fairhope, AL” or “events in Dauphne, AL” and you will get a calendar of their events.

Stay safe and remain positive,

Kathy