Here is what is happening this week at the Grove…




Sunday, July 21

5:30 p.m.

Joyful Friends Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Monday, July 22

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

10:00 a.m.

Pool Exercise

1:00 p.m.

Open Crafts

6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 23


Pickle Ball

9:30 a.m.

Water Aerobics

1:00 p.m.

Texas Holdem

2:00 p.m.


6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 24

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

10:00 a.m.

Pool Exercise



12:30-4:00 p.m.

Joyful Friends Paint Party

7:00 p.m.

Game Night (game room)

Thursday, July 25

7:00 a.m.

Pickle Ball

9:30 a.m.

Water Aerobics

10:00 a.m.

Bible Study

7:00 p.m.


Friday, July 26

9:00 a.m.

Chair Exercise-fitness center

10:00 a.m.

Pool Exercise

2:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.

Recipe Dinner Club

Saturday, July 27



Note:  Bunko is Monday, July 22nd at 6:30. Wii Bowling Open Games on July 31st  is cancelled.  Please make the change on your calendar

Don’t forget to sign up for these events:

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

July 31st Wednesday, Payments for Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Tour 1:00- 2:00

I will be in the auditorium to collect payments for the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Tours. Please make out your check to “Good Time Tours”. Cost is $55 per person.  Remember you aren’t signed up until you pay. 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 Milk Bones, Denta Bones,        

                        Greenies, & Ultra Chewy Peanut Butter or chicken

                        flavor (Target)

OTHER:           13 gallon trash bags               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.

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:

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.

Alabama Gulf Coast Music Hall presents Joe Chunn – Don Stafford and “The Favorites Band”  July 25th-27th 6:00 to 8:00pm

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday gather your crowd and come on out and join the fun! Music-Dancing-BBQ. Your favorite music feature Joe Chunn – Don Stafford and “The Favorites Band.  Visit their website at for a complete list of all their venues.  They have many choices of entertainment to chose from.

Alabama Gulf Coast Music Hall     12615-A Foley Beach Express     Foley, AL 36535

August 2nd, Friday, First Friday Fish Fry at Foley United Methodist Church

Join us on the first Friday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our First Friday Fish Fry! Enjoy delicious white fish filets fried to golden perfection, accompanied by cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink all for a donation of $8! You can even get your order to-go! No reservation necessary.

Foley United Methodist Church Spirit Center         251-943-4393
915 N Pine St Foley AL 36535

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay  August 3rd 9:00-3:00pm

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay: Commemorating the events that happened at Mobile Bay August 5-23, 1864, the fort will come to life with drills and demonstrations of artillery … at Fort Morgan  110 Alabama Hwy 180 Gulf Shores AL 36542  for more information visit

Book Signing & Live Music at The Groovy Goat  August 3rd 3:00-6:00pm

Linda B. Schmitz Spangrud, a local author will be signing her newly published Children’s Book: “Miss Ella and the Turtle People.” Miss Ella and the Turtle People is a children’s picture book about the protection, care and conservation of sea turtles. A portion of the sales from profit will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation to support Share the Beach, Alabama’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Contact Linda B. Schmitz Spangrud at 815-978-5976 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-order or purchase your book.

Spearman Brewers Live at Moe’s Original BBQ on August 3rd 6:00-9:00pm

The Spearman Brewers are a Gulf Coast based band that plays Panhandle Blues, a rich gumbo of Pre-War Delta, Piedmont, and Country Blues, with doses of Jazz, Gospel, Hokum, Cajun, …  20733 Milfin Rd Foley, AL.

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

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.

  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

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

                             David Jones                      8/18

                             Nobius                               8/22

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



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

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