VOTING NOW OPEN FOR HOLIDAY LIGHTING COMPETITION

We have 19 participating homes!

Voting will take place on Facebook, or in person at the community center. To vote, please “like” the three homes you like the best. The images will be ranked by “likes” and in person ballot votes here at the Community Association office.

We encourage you to utilize the Spectrum Holiday Lighting Map to view the lighting displays in person before voting – the photos do not do these incredible displays justice!

Voting will close on December 16th. Winners will be announced on December 18th!
Come down to the community center to take a family photo with our festive holiday backdrop!

This is available during business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday). The display will be up until Tuesday, December 31.

We also have a new tradition this year - the "Spectrum Family Tree". Write your family's name on an ornament and hang it on the Christmas tree in our lobby. 
Parent's Night Out
Wednesday, Dec. 18th | 6-8 PM
COMMUNITY CENTER

Your Lifestyle Director and staff from Primrose School of Gilbert will keep the kids entertained at the community center, while you enjoy some free time - finish up your holiday shopping, gift wrapping, or attend a local happy hour!

The evening is yours for just $5 per child!

Kids will get to create an individual cardboard gingerbread house, and we will have plenty of other games and refreshments.
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Community Blood Drive
Friday, Jan. 17th | 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
COMMUNITY CENTER

Registration is now open for residents to donate right here at the community center. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several. We hope you will consider signing up to donate!
Winter Tennis Session
Classes will be held at the Spectrum Community Tennis Courts.
Cost is $75 for the 8 week course.
Beginner
Wednesdays | 4-5:30 PM
Jan. 8 - Feb. 26

The classes will teach kids ages 5-12 the basics of Tennis through a variety of programs, teaching and learning tools. All equipment is included. 

Advanced Beginner
Tuesdays | 4-5:30 PM
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25

This course is designed for those who have already learned the fundamentals of tennis and are looking to build further on those skills, including match play. Best for athletes ages 8-14.
EVENING CLASS CANCELLATIONS FOR DECEMBER

Thursday, 12/12 @ 6:15 PM
Tuesday, 12/17 @ 6:15 PM
Tuesday, 12/24 @ 6:15 PM
Tuesday, 12/31 @ 6:15 PM

All other scheduled classes will be held.
Book Club
Thursday, December 19
1 PM

All residents are welcome to join the Spectrum Book Club, run by a group of residents here at the community center. The club meets monthly.
AROUND TOWN
It’s the last full week to participate in Gilbert’s police and fire & rescue community toy drives. The departments are collecting new, unwrapped toys and clothing for children in need. Donations can be taken to any police or fire station until December 16th. Or hold onto those donations and bring them down to the Gilbert Police Station at 75 E. Civic Center Drive on Tuesday, December 17th from 5:30-7 PM for a free photo with Santa!
Is your home or business decked out for the holidays? Submit a photo through Gilbert 311 and Town of Gilbert will showcase it on the town-wide  Holiday Lights Map  until January 1st, 2020! Plus, through December 19th, they are selecting three random entries per week to win a one-of-a-kind holiday ornament featuring Gilbert’s iconic water tower.
Light and wonder await you at the Riparian After Dark! Visit the Riparian Preserve from 5:30-9 PM on December 13th, 14th, 20th or 21st for holiday lights, carolers, music and more. This event is free to the public, but Gilbert is collecting items for a different local non-profit each night.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 PM