February 2021 Newsletter
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Virtual Concert


Four talented artists performing live in your very own living room (sort of). Dinner and drinks planned and ready. Your pre-Valentine's Day Date is done! Join us for an evening of great music, great food, and all for the kids.

Hosted by Cali Co Music Studios and featuring Brian Lanning, Joanna Pearl, Kylie Trout, and Dani Arrbere, Come Together for great music to benefit Oak Grove's Art and Autism Programs, and you get a special sneak peek at the May Rock the Oaks Concert!

Food packages compliment the perfect evening with choices between Wilson Creek Wine and Smokey Mountain Catering BBQ Beef Brisket Dinner or The Mill homemade pizza kit and Stone Church Brewing craft beer. Each package comes with a special Culinary Creations dessert and complimentary tickets to Rock the Oaks!
Wine & Brisket Basket - $65
  • 2 Bottles Wilson Creek Wine
  • Brisket Sandwich Meal for 2
  • Culinary Creation's Dessert to Share
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Rock the Oaks in May
Pizza & Beer Box - $38
  • 3 Stone Church Brewing 16oz Craft Beers
  • 1 Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Kit
  • Culinary Creation's Dessert to Share
  • 1 Complimentary Ticket to Rock the Oaks in May
A Lovely Cookie of the Month for your Love
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Surprise is the perfect Valentine's Day treat! The Cookie of the Month is always a creative creation by an Oak Grove Center youth. This month's delicious cookie combines chocolate chips and strawberries rolled in cookie dough, then dipped and drizzled in white and dark chocolate. Yum!

There are two ways you can enjoy this creation. You can stop by Oak Grove's Culinary Creations in Old Town Temecula to pick one up, or you can join the Cookie of the Month Club and receive a Baker's Dozen to share along with amazing coffee benefits. For more information, or to order your cookie, click the website link below.
Valentine's Day treats for an anytime dessert that delivers on sweet!
Valentine's Fruit Bouquet - $50
Valentine's Strawberries - $40
Interact Club Activities
The Interact Club is a Rotary-sponsored club for young people. Oak Grove's Interact Club has been busy! In December they raised funds by selling Candy Grams. The funds were used to purchase blankets, toys and treats for shelter animals at Animal Friends of the Valley.

In January, the youth made a poster thanking the Doctors, Nurses and essential staff at Temecula Valley Hospital. They are planning a Candy Gram fundraiser in February to purchase a special treat for the Hospital staff. Thank you to ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS!
MISTT Awards
MISTT (Most Improved Student Tales of Transformation) recognizes youth who have made significant progress in their treatment and education.

MISTT recognized several deserving youth in January. Youth are nominated and recognized by Oak Grove Staff. To share the excitement, Oak Grove invites the youth's family or special guests to attend virtually. Congratulations to all the MISTT winners for their hard work and continued success! 

Oak Grove would also like to acknowledge Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club for their ongoing MISTT Sponsorship!
All the Fun and Games
December was all about fun and games in the Dorms. Staff were creative and invented some new activities that have now become a regular occurrence on campus.

Dorm B began Arcade Night where they completely deck out the multipurpose room with lasers and glowsticks, and do a throwback videogame night. This was SUCH a hit they now do every Saturday night. Dorm C did a real-life Fear Factor Night. The boys thought it was the greatest thing ever.

These fun activities and great memories were made possible by donors and those who contributed during the Holidays. Thank you all!
Full STEAM Ahead!
STEAM is back in session after the Holiday break. The first project was creating atomic models.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program provides Students with challenging and fun educational activities where they also get the opportunity to work on projects as a team.
Welcome to Chairman's Circle!
Oak Grove Center is honored to welcome the Murrieta Development as the newest Chairman's Circle member of the Annual Sponsorship Program. They have been and continue to be generous supporters. Chris has been involved for many years and is currently one of our Oak Grove Ambassadors!

Thank you Todd and Chris for your generous support and partnering with us to make an impact in 2021!
Welcome La Pointe - An Annual Sponsor!
Oak Grove Center is honored to welcome the La Point Wealth Advisors as the newest member of our Annual Sponsorship Program. This program partners with corporations and businesses to fund essential programs and activities our youth need for their healing and growth. Investing in these youth today will impact the community's tomorrow.

Thank you David and Karen for your generous support and partnering with us to make an impact in 2021!
Oak Grove Ambassadors
Our Ambassador group keeps growing and we are so excited to welcome Katie McEvilly with US Bank! She is passionate about children and eager to make an impact in the lives of at-risk and special needs youth in our area. We are thrilled to have her on board!

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.
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!

January Meeting the Moment HEROES:
Paulina Chavez - Dorm B
Christina Ramirez - Dorm A
Uloma Eke - Wraparound
Azaleya Scipio - Dorm A
Saul Garcia - Day Program
Mike Ridley - Dorm C
Steve Warren - Dorm B
Jessica Guerrero = Dorm A


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Our annual Evening Under the Oaks will be held Drive-in style! Save the date and stay tuned for a tailgating experience like no other.

For more information or Sponsorship opportunities contact Kristi Piatkowski at (951)677-5599 x2238.

Presenting Sponsor
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.
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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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Contact Kristi Piatkowski at (951) 677-5599 x2238
to join our 2021 Annual Sponsorship Program
or to learn more!
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