Here is what is happening this week at the Grove…




Sunday, July 14

5:30 p.m.

Joyful Friends Meeting


6:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Monday, July 15

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center


10:00 a.m.

Pool Exercise


1:00 p.m.

Open Crafts


7:00 p.m.

Game Night (game room)


8:00 p.m.

Howl at Moon water aerobic

Tuesday, July 16

7:00 a.m.

Pickle Ball


9:30 a.m.

Water Aerobics 


1:00 p.m.

Texas Holdem


2:00 p.m.



7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, July 17

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center



Pool Exercise





1:00 p.m.

Wii Bowling Open Games


7:00 p.m.

Game Night (game room)

Thursday, July 18

7:00 a.m.

Pickle Ball 


7:30 a.m.

Men’s Breakfast



Water Aerobics


10:00 a.m. 

Bible Study


7:00 p.m.


Friday, July 19

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center


10:00 a.m.

Pool Exercise


2:00 p.m.



7:00 p.m.

Left Right Center

Saturday, July 20


Jim Bethune Memorial





Jim Bethune Memorial Service is Saturday July 20thIt will be at the Friendship Baptist Church on Rt 10 West in Bon Secor on Saturday July 20th at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow and all are invited that remember Jim.

Judy Bahnmiller is organizing an outing to OWA LEGENDS in concert on Sunday, July 21st for 4:00pm performance. Cost is $31.12 per person if we have 15 people. A sign-up sheet will be posted today or call Judy at 517-414-4795 or at 18713 Pondview. Will need a head count by Thursday, July 18th

July 17th 1:00 Connie McCandless will be collecting payment for the Bellingrath Christmas Lights Tour. Please make check out to Good Time Tours. You aren’t actually signed up until you pay.

Don’t forget to sign up for these events:

Sign-up sheets for events are located on the bulletin board across from the Library.

Sunday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm and Sunday, July 21 @ 5:30pm.

We we’ll be collecting items from the Wish List for All About Dogs on the above dates.

Money donations (tax deductible) will also be accepted.  Please make checks payable to ALL ABOUT DOGS.  


July 17th and 31st Wednesday, Wii Bowling Games 1:00

Here’s your chance to play Wii before the Wii bowling league starts up this fall.  Just show up at 1:00. Connie and Mark will have the games set up for you to play. If you haven’t tried Wii before this is a great opportunity.  If you have missed playing then don’t miss this chance to play. And it’s a great way to beat the heat! There isn’t a signup sheet for this just come and enjoy.

July 17th and 31st Wednesday, Payments for Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Tour 1:00

Connie McCandless will be available to collect payments for the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Tours. Please make out your check to “Good Time Tours”. Cost is $55 per person.  Questions please call Kathy @ 509-590-6481 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 24th Wednesday,PAWS PAINT PARTY/ FUNraiser 12:30 -4:00

HEY GROVERS.... Please help us help our furry friends! Joyful Friends of Lower Alabama is joining ALL ABOUT DOGS Coastal Rescue for a fundraiser event here at the Grove. ALL ABOUT DOGS Coastal Rescue is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization tasked with caring for displaced dogs in South Baldwin County Alabama, located in Gulf Shores.

WANT TO HELP?  We we’ll be collecting items from the Wish List below at the Clubhouse on Sunday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm and Sunday, July 21 @ 5:30pm

Money donations (tax deductible) will also be accepted.  Please make checks payable to ALL ABOUT DOGS.  



FOOD:             Purina ONE Smart Blend chicken or lamb (DRY) 

                        Cesar (WET) 

                        Beneful Medley (WET)

TREATS:         Nyla Bones (LARGE), Mini MilkBones, Denta Bones,        

                        Greenies, & Ultra Chewy Peanut Butter or chicken

                        flavor (Target)

OTHER:           13 gallon trashbags               Paper towels

                        Unscented laundry soap        Antibacterial hand soap

                        Dish soap                             Bleach



Please note that there is a limit of 30 so sign up soon!  

Island Paint Party (Gulf Shores) will be furnishing the 16 x 20 canvas, easel, paints and brushes for our Paws Paint Party/FUNraiser at the Clubhouse. Joyful Friends will furnish the SANGRIA and snacks. 

Pre-payment for this event ($35) each will be collected on July 14 at 5:30 pm and you will pick out your sketch at that time (a dog or a cat).  There will be no refunds as this is a charity event.  

Sign-up sheet for our PAWS PAINT PARTY/ FUNraiser is on the BULLETIN BOARD.                                   Thank y’all in advance!   

    Barbara Shelton and Debbie Eno

Recipe Dinner Club Friday, July 26th 5:00

The theme for July is “Salads”. You have a wide range of selections in the salad category. It will be fun to see what everyone brings.  Be sure to sign up so we have an accurate count for table set up. Please bring at least 8 copies of your recipe and include your name on your recipe.  We will vote for August’s theme so bring your ideas with you. Please bring a serving utensil for your dish. Bring your beverage of choice.   

July 29th  Monday,  Craft Class 1:00

We will be painting and making turtles from resin pots.  Dolly Kriner will be teaching this class. Cost is $5.00.  Sign-up sheet will be in the arts and craft room on July 1st as well as the turtle that you will be making.  Class is limited to 12.  If we have more than that we can schedule another class. 

July 30th Tuesday, Fire Chief Darby Presentation 11:00

Fire Chief Darby will be here to update us on fire prevention.  He will also inform us of how the fire and emergency services work in Foley. This is the time to get your questions answered and to learn how and what we need to do to protect ourselves from fire. 

July 31st  Wednesday, Paint & Sip Class at El Paso Restaurant  5:00-8:00p.m.

There is a fun special event scheduled for Wednesday July 31st from 5-8 at El Paso Mexican Restaurant.   Boulder Designs Paint and Sip Class, gives you a choice of 12 rock designs, unlimited paint choices, your choice of a Taco Entrée or Taco Salad and your choice of 1 Margarita or 1 Beer and lots of fun for $45 per person.  There are registration sheets in the arts and craft room on a clip board. After completing the registration sheet and initialing the back side that you agree to pay the night of the event, put your sheet into the manila envelope beside the clip board. Class size is a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20-25. You have until July 19th to sign up.  If you would like to see a completed “rock” stop by Dolly Kriner’s driveway, 18673 Pondview Dr. She has her painted rock beside the driveway. You don’t have to be a crafter to do this project.  The design is printed into the rock so you just follow the outline to paint.  If you have any questions just email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 509-590-6481.

Bellingrath Gardens “Magic Christmas in Lights” Tour

We have 52 signed up so this event is full .  If you are interested in being on the waitlist in case of cancellations just let me know. 

Date:  December 12th

Time:  3:30 (pick up at the Grove)

Cost: $55 per person.  Cost includes round trip motor transportation by Good Time Tour Bus, dinner and tour of the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Lights display. 

We need a minimum of 30 participants to be able to have this trip. Maximum is 52.

Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board. Please sign up if you are interested in going on this bus trip. Connie McCandless will accept payments on July 17th and July 31st at 1:00 in the auditorium.  I will schedule dates in August to pay also.  Please make out checks to Good Time Tours.  You aren’t actually signed up to go until you pay. 

PLEASE JOIN IN to help our local veterans. On February 11, we met with the activities director, David Roberts at the William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette, to discuss how we could help their veteran residents. Presently, there are 147 men and 3 women residents. David has agreed to forward to us the names of veterans and their small 'wish lists' of items they would like to receive.  EACH MONTH, we will be receiving new veteran names long with their wish list. This will be an ongoing event to show our appreciation for their service. If you would like to ADOPT A VETERAN, please sign up at the clubhouse bulletin board and include your phone number. One of us will be calling you soon with instructions on fulfilling the veteran’s wish. 

Ask your friends to help you fulfill a single wish.

              Thank you for caring!

              Joyful Friends of Lower Alabama

              Fred & Barb Shelton

               Jeff & Leslie Miller

Activities in our area this month:


“Sounds of Summer” Free Concert Series at Pelican Place Courtyard 

Pelican Place hosts free music concerts during the summer months. All concerts are on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00.   Bring your chair and a drink and enjoy a variety of musicians.  Here is their schedule of the musician’s and concert dates:

                            John Martin Davis Band     7/18

                             David Jones                      8/18

                             Nobius                               8/22

Good Time Tours Casino Pickup

Good Time Tours does a pick up at the Foley Train Station every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.  Cost is $15 per person.  You get $20 in free play and ½ lunch buffet coupon.  They drop off at 2 casinos so you have your choice of Imperial Palace or Hard Rock.  They arrive back about 5:30. A fun day and you don’t have to drive. For more information go to Or call 850-476-0046 to sign up.


The Wharf Activities:

Monday is “Sparks after Dark” 8:45pm free event

Featuring a beautiful fireworks show right after the sun goes down at 8:45pm.


Wednesday is “Pepsi Treasure Hunt” 5-8pm free event

An exciting pirate themed adventure with fun prizes at the end. Check in at the Pepsi tent on Martin circle. Hunt is along Main Street.


Thursday is “Circus Night” 6-9pm free event

Featuring an exciting array of carnival performers that will impress and amaze. Located next to the Ferris Wheel.


Friday & Saturday are “Dancin’ In the Street”7-10pm free event 

Featuring DJ Josh playing the hottest jams all evening long. Enjoy dancin’ to the tunes all down Main Street.


Sunday is Painting under the Palms 5:30 -7:30  Cost is $10

This event is for all ages. Classes begin at 5:30 and 6:45. Join the fun every Sunday at Palm Plaza next to the Ferris Wheel. Let the artist in you come out.

For more information on events at the Wharf go to or download their app.


Fort Morgan Living History Evening Tours 6:00-8:00pm  Tuesdays in July

Fort Morgan Historic Site comes to life on Tuesday evenings during June and July. Historic eras of the fort’s military history are portrayed by staff in period clothing. Address is 51 State Highway 180 West Gulf Shores 36542


Patron Pick a Movie at the Foley Library Saturday July 20th 1:00-3:00

They can’t publish the movie title, but if you give them a call at 251-943-7665 they will tell you! Movie is in the upstairs meeting room.  Address is 319 E. Laurel. 

Tuesday, July 23, Old time Radio Hour 2:00

The Foley Library will be serving free cookies and Ovaltine as you listen to two 1949 ESCAPE radio shows. The Lost Special by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Orient Express by Graham Greene. Call 251-943-7665to reserve your seat.


Ladies Golf Clinic at Glen Lakes Golf Course  Every Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:30  

The Ladies Golf Clinic are Tuesdays with a new starting time of 3:30 p.m. Get a lesson for $10 per student. Meet at the clubhouse lobby five minutes prior. No reservation necessary. Clinics are tentatively scheduled for each Tuesday, weather permitting. Open to the public. For more information, call David Musial at 251-955-1220, ext. 4.  Address is Glen Lakes Golf Course, 9530 Clubhouse Dr. Foley, AL.

Sunday Couples Scramble 1:00 to 4:00 Every Sunday 
Couple’s scramble at 1 p.m. each Sunday on the 9-hole Lakes course! Sign up by 12 p.m. the Saturday before to enjoy golf, fellowship and prizes. Entry fee is $22.50 plus tax per player plus a $5 game fee. Register at Glen Lakes Golf Shop or call 251-955-1220. Glen Lakes Golf Course, 9530 Clubhouse Dr.                                     

Every Wednesday- Monday through August 11th Glowa at OWA 8:00pm

Enjoy hit songs, fun lights and one- of- a- kind fountain shows. Let the OWA DJ’s help you celebrate the evenings. Pre-show starts at 7:45 with the show starting at 8:00. For more information go to


Legends in Concert at OWA, a Live Celebrity Tribute Show 

Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, has announced an all-new residency at OWA. It is known for its elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and full array of special effects.  An outstanding cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented ensemble of singers and dancers, and a live 6-piece band comprised of some of the industry’s top musicians, bring the musical experience to life. 

This venue is held in their new concert building and will be a year-round show. They perform Tuesday through Sunday. Ticket prices range from $17.95 to $34.95 plus taxes & fees.  For dates, seating and ordering tickets go to


Every Saturday at 9:00 am-2pm and Tuesday from 2-6pm Coastal Alabama Farmers & Fisherman’s Market 

This market is filled with local produce, home baked goods, crafters, local honey and local shrimp and a variety of fish and crafters. This is a year-round market. Vendors do change based on the season.

Location: 20733 Miflin Road  Foley, AL. 36535 

For more information go to