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Grandover Living December 2012

The Grandover Community Greensboro North Carolina


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Coffee and 1 Chat 8-10 am Gentle Fitness Pilates 9 am 10:15 Cardio Circuit 9 am

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4 5 Walkers W lk 9 am Knitting K withh Phyllis 2 pm Canasta 2pm Bunco Party 6 pm

6Walkers 9 am Bridge 9:30 Santa visits the Clubroom 4 pm

7 Coffee and 8 Ch 8 Chat 8-10 10 am Gentle G l FFitness 10:15 Sunset Social~ 5-7 pm

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13 Walkers 9 am Bridge 9:30 Gift Wrapping Party 6 pm

14 Coffee and Chat 8-10 am Pilates 9 am Cardio Circuit 9 am

Canasta 2 pm

15 Gentle Fitness 10:15 Sunset Social Holiday Party 6:30 pm

16 Couples Golf Mixer 1 pm

17 Dinner and a Holiday Movie

18 19 Walkers 9 am Ladies who Lunch Blue Zucchini

20 21 Coffee C ff and d 22 Walkers 9 am Chat 8-10 am Matinee Pilates 9 am Cookie Swap 10 am

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. ~Andy Rooney


Health and Wellness G l Fi Gentle Fitness with i h BBrenda d Keep yourself fit and balanced through the Holidays by incorporating this fun motivating class into your schedule. With a mixture of cardio and resistance training you’ll get a great workout, and learn new exercises to safely and effectively stay fit, flexible and strong! Saturday December 1st, 8th, and 15th at 10:15 am / 45 minute class $25/session. To sign up, please call Brenda at 336.312.4672

Friday Pilates Mat Class

The Gift of Wellness! A series of exercises that place intense Holiday Gift Certificates concentration on your abdominal Personalized Just for You! muscles. 60 minutes of focused core Contact Brenda 336.312.4672 work! Instructor Lyssa Eddy Every Friday Morning at 9 am $10 class or $25/month Cardio Circuit Classes

Wellness Walkers A fast paced 45 minute power walk th through h th the neighborhood. i hb h d We W will ill walk as long as it is 30 deg or above Your dogs are welcome! Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am Meet at the Grandover Hotel

Have fun and get an awesome all over workout at the same time! Brenda will alternate aerobic intervals with weights and band segments designed to burn fat, sculpt and strengthen! $10/ 60 minute class Fridays at 9am Call 336.312.4672 336 312 4672

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Health and Wellness Life s Lessons from Out of Life’s the Blue by Brenda Shropshire Don’t you just marvel at the way life’s lessons seem to come at you in so many different ways, from lots of different sources and, sometimes, from out of the blue? More times than not not, we learn about what’s really important and how to live a better, more fulfilling life, when we aren’t deliberately looking for enlightenment. Now and again, we stumble upon wisdom when someone says something we hadn’t thought of before and it stops us in our tracks and makes us think, think then rethink, our attitudes and beliefs. I guess you could say wisdom is sneaky. I had one of these sneaky moments last month. I was at an event to provide a presentation on the topic of balance, specifically, to help with the struggles that inherently go along with managing a career and a personal life. On the plane ride back home, I started thinking about my presentation, brainstorming ways to improve the overall message, when I suddenly found myself distracted by one of the flight attendants as she gave the standard speech attendants, we’ve all heard a hundred times: “Welcome on board Flight 2452,” she then moved on to the part about the nearest exits and ended with a description of how and when to use the oxygen masks. Nothing newsworthy here here, but as she spoke spoke, and went to demonstrate the use of the masks, I honed in on the part about when to place the mask on, if traveling with small children. It went something like this: “If you are traveling with small children, please remember to secure the oxygen mask over your mouth and nose, nose before assisting children with theirs.”

Well, that’s an interesting concept, I thought. So, if th cabin the bi loses l pressure or something thi catastrophic t t hi happens, we should first take care of ourselves and then help others. It’s like that in life, easy to go directly to helping others, forgetting about our own basic needs. I think the big-picture message that the flight attendant tt d t so eloquently l tl delivered d li d is i about b t rethinking the importance of self-care. Instead of always putting yourselves on the back-burner, consider the small amounts of time it takes to focus on your own well-being to be essential in keeping your head above water and necessary in helping others. th Wish I had thought about the oxygen-mask analogy on the way to, not back from, Symposium. I think it’s a good visual and I would have used it in my speech. What about you? Are you so busy securing everyone else’s mask in place that you f forget t to t secure your own?? I find fi d that th t if I d don’t’t ttake k time to take care of my physical and emotional self, I eventually hit the wall, my productivity and happiness-factor goes down and my stress level goes up. Take a minute to think about your life. Do you always place your mask on last…or maybe ll? nott att all?

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh


Grandover Supper Club The Supper Club meets throughout the year for themed gatherings in The Clubroom. Hosts are assigned in advance and form a creative team. Please contact Nancy if you would like to join. Upcoming Dates for 2013: February 1st, April 5th, June 7th and October 4th

Scenes from the October Supper Club “Beale St. Blues� Hosted by Mary Kay Sample, Paige Walters, Jordan Moody, Annie Blevins and Shara Hardy. Thanks to Jean Blasingame for the Photos!


Connecting Book Club Holiday Luncheon

Afternoon Knitting Circle with Phyllis Drap

Tuesday, Dec 4th 12 pm Di Valetta in Grandover Resort

The first Wednesday of the month For beginners to experts. We meet at 2 pm in i the h Clubroom Cl b ffor an informal i f l knitting session with expert Phyllis Drap. Coffee and Light Refreshments.

This is our annual gathering and is open to all current and future Book Club members. A great time to get started in this Club! On this day we will plan our 2013 book day, assignments and dates.

Grandover Book Club We meet the last Tuesday of the monthh at 4 pm in i the h Clubroom Cl b for f refreshments, and a vibrant discussion! Open to all interested readers

Upcoming Dates & Selections

Cards in the Clubroom

January 22nd The Giver Hosted by Linda Hofmann

February 26th Gone Girl Hosted by Jean Tebbitt

Canasta: 1st and 3rd Tuesday 2pm Bridge: 1st and 3rd Thursday 9:30 am A fun social time for players of all levels!! Light Refreshments provided Please sign up via email by the previous Monday

Love is like the wild-rose briar; Friendship is like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly? ~Emily BrontĂŤ


Connecting Resident Holiday Sunset Social at the Colony Bar Saturday, December 15th 6 :30 pm Jessica Mashburn will be Hot Hors D’Oevres and Yummy performing p g to set the p partyy Desserts! Meet your neighbors for mood! Enjoy cocktails next to a Holiday themed Sunset Social the warmth of a cozy fire~

Annual Grandover Super Bowl Party at the Clubhouse! S d February Sunday, F b 8th

A great place to watch the game with the neighbors! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Soda and light snacks provided. Sign up via email to Nancy by Thursday, January 31st

Sunday Golf ~ Couples Mixers Sunday afternoon, December 16th at 1 pm 9 hole Captain’s Choice. Teams of two compete. You may sign up as a t twosome, or make k your October’s own foursome of two winning team: couples. After play we Charlie and meet in Café Espresso Sandra Bowers! Prizes for low score!

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end. ~William Shakespeare


Happy Holidays! Holiday Bunco Party! Wednesday Dec 5th 6:30 pm Join the ladies for a fun evening of Bunco in the Clubroom ~ Bunco is a fun fast p paced dice game, no experience required! Your guests are welcome to play! Holiday treats and cider provided BYOB/$4 Please sign up via email to Nancy

Christmas Cookie Swap Friday December 21st 10 am ~Please Please bring 5 dozen of your favorite home baked cookies to share ~ We will have containers here to take your cookies home. Also, please bring a copy of your recipe. Please email Nancy if you plan to attend. Everyone leaves with a variety of goodies for Christmas Entertaining!

Cookies with Santa Claus! Th d Dec Thursday, D 6th 4 – 5:30 5 30 pm Bring the Kids and Grandkids for Cookies with Santa in the Clubroom! We will have an assortment of cookies & h t cocoa, and hot d Santa S t will ill b be hhere ffor photos, h t and d to take the kids toy requests! Cost is $5 per child, maximum $10/family Please sign up via email to Nancy


Community Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin/Butternut Squash Soup from Linda Hofmann of Dover Park Court 4 C Pumpkin (cut into cubes) 4 C Butternut Squash (cut into cubes) 6 Potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes) Bunch of Carrots (peeled and sliced) 2 Cartons of Vegetable Broth 4 T Butter 1 Small Carton of Cream 2 Bunches of Parsley 2 Bunches of Dill 2 Bunches of Chives Juice of 1 lemon S lt and Salt d PPepper tto Taste T t 4 T Maple Syrup

Place pumpkin, butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, butter in vegetable bl broth b h and d cookk on low l until can be pureed in blender. Add cream to soup in blender. Then add rest of ingredients ingredients. Note: I pureed the pumpkin and the butternut squash but wanted a little substance so I did not puree the potatoes and carrots. carrots It tastes great either way. Enjoy!

2012 Gift Wrapping Party! Thursday, December 13th at 6 pm Relax and Have Fun with Friends at the Clubhouse while your gifts are expertly wrapped for you… Wine Tasting, Chair Massages too! We meet quarterly at a local restaurant – Please join us! p g Date: Wednesday, y Upcoming December 19th at 12:30 pm We’ll visit Blue Zucchini sign up via email by Monday, Dec 17th


Community Welcome to the Grandover Neighborhood! •Bill and Marti Medalf of 64 Creswell Court •Darren Hudgins and Cindy Tin of 3910 Dover Park Road •Bruce Taylor of 8 Creswell Court

Grandover Outing Club Winter Field Trips • Friday, December 7th Festival of Lights in Downtown Greensboro! We

are going to get a group to go together. Please email by Wed, Dec 5th •Monday, Dec 17th Carolina Film Classic: HOLIDAY INN Dinner at 6 pm, Movie at 7:30 sign up by December 7th! •January J 19, 19 12:30pm, 12 30 OH O.Henry H lC Hotel Cooking k Cl Class with Executive Chef Leigh Hesling $75 email Nancy by December 19th • Matinee: 3rd Thursday of the Month December 20th 12 pm Lincoln at The Grand Four Seasons

Holiday & Toy Food Drive We will be holding our annual food drive for Greensboro’s Urban Ministries this year. We will also be collecting toys for Toys for Tots of Guilford County •Please bring your non-perishable food items to the bin in the kitchen by Friday, December 21st •Please place your new unwrapped toys under the tree in the clubroom by Thursday, December 20th Thank You!

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville


Winter Scenes in Grandover

Grandover Contact Infor mation Nancy Cunningham Activities Director……………………..336.454.1791 Dawn Allred Grandover Realty…………………………...336.854.2900 Brenda Shropshire Wellness Director……………………...336.312.4672 Morgan Louis Spa Director………………………………..336.294.1800 Director 336 294 1800 Buck Stephenson, Tennis Pro……………………………….336.423.7553 Jonathan York Director of Golf……………………………336.834.4880 Jim Nemeti Head Golf Pro………………………………336.323.3838

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Grandover in December