November 2020 Newsletter
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Who is the Greatest Baker?
We are so eager to find out. VOTE again right now! The vote will end soon.

Oak Grove's Culinary Creations was invited to enter The Greatest Baker contest. Bakers from all over the world are invited to compete in the largest online competition for bakers! The winner will receive worldwide recognition, will be featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine, and take home $10,000!

If Culinary Creations wins, the funds will support the Culinary Vocational Training Program helping at-risk and special needs youth gain employment skills, experience, and Culinary training.
Car Clubs for Kids
Fall Car Show
Sunday, November 8
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Elks Lodge, Wildomar

A Classic Car show benefiting Oak Grove Center. Classic Cars, food, music, and a salute to our Veterans - be sure to join us!

Gates open at 7:30 AM with first come, first park. Temperatures will be taken before entering; Masks required.

See you there rain or shine!
CULINARY & VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
(Drumroll) And the Cookie of the Month is...
Snickerdoodle cookie lovers unite! The November Cookie of the Month is Snickerdoodle Caramel Sensation.
 
This gooey cinnamon sugary cookie melts in your mouth and is the creation of one of our very talented Culinary Students. He took a Snickerdoodle sugar cookie, stuffed it with caramel and rolled it in Cinnamon. It's dangerously delicious!
 
Oak Grove's Culinary Creations is a vocational program training at-risk and special needs youth for a career in the culinary field. Each month Students design and create their special cookie and ONE is selected for the featured Cookie of the Month sold in the Culinary Creations' bakery. Watch the video and learn more about the program and this month's featured cookie. Congratulations to our Dorm C young man for his amazing creation!
CULINARY CREATIONS PIES WITH A PURPOSE
Get Holiday Pies Here!
It's that time of year! Culinary Creations is taking orders for your Holiday Pie needs. Pies are $15 each with six options: Coconut Cream, Apple, Pecan, Chocolate Cream, Dutch Apple, and Pumpkin.

Orders can be placed in person at the address below or online.

41923 2nd St #104, Temecula
Mon/Tues: 8 am - 5 pm
Wed/Thurs: 8 am - 7 pm
Fri: 8 am - 10 pm
Sat: 10 am - 10 pm
Sun: Closed

Pies with A Purpose Supports Our Youth and Your Dessert Table!
OAK GROVE PROGRAM UPDATE
October was Festival Fun!
Oak Grove held a Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat event with the Residential Program Youth last week.

Like always, the Oak Grove Staff brought their A-game and dressed up alongside the youth. There were games, music, food and so much fun!

Thank you to United Medical Fitness, De Luz Women's Club, and everyone in the community who kindly donated candy. Thank you to Sonya Linden, Leslie Echolds and our Anonymous Angel for providing treats, Culinary Creations Cupcakes and other support for Halloween . We truly appreciate all the support as we help the youth create new fun, positive memories. 
Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.
Red Ribbon Week is a national drug and alcohol prevention program recognized within schools. This year Red Ribbon Week was October 26th - 30th. Oak Grove celebrated with fun dress-up days, classroom door decoration contest, and other activities to promote the theme "Be Happy. BE BRAVE. Be Drug Free."

Oak Grove's Facebook Page hosted different resources for parents looking for ways to talk their kids about drugs and alcohol, including celebrity videos they could use to have a conversation. To check out the resources and learn more, visit our Facebook page.
MISTT Awards
MISTT (Most Improved Student Tales of Transformation) recognizes youth who have made significant progress in their treatment and education.

MISTT recognized five youth in September including two Triple Threat winners. The Triple Threat is awarded for youth who have maintained their progress and have “told their tale” through a video highlighting their transformation. Congratulations to all the MISTT winners for their hard work and determination! 

Oak Grove would also like to acknowledge Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club for their ongoing MISTT Sponsorship!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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Adopt-A-Wish
Bring joy to an at-risk child this season. Oak Grove is seeking Angels to adopt a youth's wish list, hold a gift drive, or help one of our low-income families this year. See our Holiday Wish List here.

Email Kristi Piatkowski, Development Director, or call her at (951) 677-5599 for more information.
Oak Grove Ambassadors
Our Ambassador group keeps growing and we are so excited to welcome Jennifer Sinclair with United Medical Fitness!

The Oak Grove Ambassadors are a group of distinguished, philanthropic community members ready to advocate and make an impact in the lives of at-risk and special needs youth. To learn more about the opportunity or to apply, email Kristi Piatkowski or call her at (951)677-5599 x2238.
THE DREAM TEAM
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Oak Grove Center has amazing staff that empower our youth and help transform lives every single day. We appreciate our Essential Workers. They are our Heroes!

October Meeting the Moment HEROES:
Nancy Lopez - Education
Steve Warren - Dorm C
Josh Barrientos - Dorm B
Tatiana Mamede - Dorm A
Mike Simpson - Dietary * Jenavee Arreola - Dorm A
Noelle Narciso - Dorm B * Ring Shey - Day Program

UPCOMING EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Virtual Show

A unique show for music fans - Country, Rock, Alternative, Pop and more! Gather your friends for a backyard party and Come Together with some local greats benefiting Oak Grove Center. Stay tuned for more information!

For Sponsorship opportunities, which include EXCLUSIVE Studio attendance, contact Kristi Piatkowski at (951)677-5599 x2238.

Presenting Sponsor
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wilson Creek Winery

Get ready to rock! Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Wilson Creek Winery, Rock the Oaks 2021 is on!

For more information or Sponsorship opportunities contact Kristi Piatkowski at (951)677-5599 x2238.
You shop there, so make it count! Select Oak Grove Center through your Amazon Smile Program and every qualifying purchase will help get much-needed items for the youth and help our families in financial need.

Click below to register!

Open & Baking
Visit Culinary Creations in Old Town Temecula (or order through Grub Hub) for a cup of coffee, a cookie or both! Every purchase supports the vocational program training youth for employment and introducing them to new careers.

Store Hours:
Mon/Tues: 8 am - 5 pm
Wed/Thurs: 8 am - 7 pm
Fri: 8 am - 10 pm
Sat: 10 am - 10 pm
Sun: Closed

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For catering inquiries:
(951)-319-0627 Phone

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