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Activities, events spring into action at Lake Wildwood

With spring here, and summer just around the corner, the number of activities and events going on in and around Lake Wildwood is amazing.

This is the time to pick up your copy of the e-Bits newsletter available on the LWW website or in hardcopy at each of the LWW gates; it will help you keep track of what there is to do every day. Whether you are interested in sewing, bridge, jazz, chorus, bocce ball, pickle ball, computers, fishing, dogs, tennis, golf, gardening, motorcycles, art, theatre, or lifelong learning, every LWW club seems to have one or two activities going on this month.

Also, Tools, Treasure, and Trash is here. This is the biggest (and only) garage sale of the year in LWW with many, many homes participating. Garage sales on the north side of the lake were just held. Garage sales on the south side of the lake (Main LWW Gate) will be this weekend, May 7 and 8. This is always a fun way to declutter and make some cash, get out and about to see your neighbors and meet new ones, or pick up some new treasures. Folks living outside of LWW will need to be called in by a resident.

May is also the start of the PV Farmer’s Market on Thursday mornings, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., with the first being May 5 at Western Gateway Park. Note the new time and new location. Rumor has it that the number of vendors will double this year! Bitney Springs “self- serve” Farm which is only a five-minute drive north of the LWW spillway on Bitney Springs Road will open in a few weeks.

In case you have not been over to the construction site, The LWW Clubhouse is really beginning to take shape and the excitement is building. Thanks to LWW resident Steve Barry, we are getting regular pictorial updates on the LWW website so be sure to visit to see the progress that is being made.

The LWW Yacht Club’s “opening day on the lake” boat parade is set for Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. Even if you are not a boater, the parade is fun to watch and is a good day to plan a family picnic at one of the many beautiful parks and beaches.

If you have swimmers in the family, sign- ups for the LWW Water Otters Swim Team are May 18, 19 and 20 in the Marina Rec Room at the LWW Community Center from 5:30–6:30 p.m. This is open to all Penn Valley youth at $100 for LWW residents, $115 for non-residents. Practices will be on Monday-Thursday evenings starting May 31. For more information, go to

Lake Wildwood Theatre Group is offering a drama class for those wanting to learn the craft of acting. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Community Center. Please contact Cathy Jones at if interested.

If it is exercise you want, there are 20 exercise classes each week over at the Community Center. Check the events calendar on the website for times and fitness classes.

And don’t forget Monday Taco Nights, Karaoke on May 21 and Bingo on May 26.

Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood or Penn Valley? Contact Shirl Mendonca at