Community has it all, including music
Besides a great lake, a beautiful golf course, nice people and lots of trees, Lake Wildwood is also a musical community.
Back by popular demand is the Moonlight Dance tonight at the Commodore Park Pavilion. According to Kathy Murphy, who went to the last event, “The food and the Country/’60s music was great, but the light from the moon shining out over the water was incredible.”
Tonight’s event starts at 5 p.m. and features the fabulous Harmony & Company Band, Western Barbecue and dessert – and there should be a full moon. I’m not one to dance alone so I might just rig a flashlight to the front of my kayak and listen from the lake. Thanks to Mary Ann Brandt, Lynn Cooper, Verne Freer, Evelyn Krein, Nancy Morgan, and Charlotte Orren for helping with this event.
On Sunday, Sept. 5, the LWW Community Relations Committee is sponsoring a free “Concert in the Park.” The Nevada County Concert Band will perform their foot stomping, flag-waving music from 5 to 7 p.m. at Commodore Park. Mary Lou Fuchs said picnic tables will be set up if you want to bring your own picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening by the lake.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Aquatic Recreation Club and the Pool Committee are sponsoring a “Grace” Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Cedar Room. Grace is from Costa Rica, and has a beautiful voice with a broad range. My understanding is that she will be joined on-stage by some of her LWW friends. Resident Barbara Spinks sat in on rehearsals last week and said that Grace will perform incredible duets with Mae Williams, Elmer Fairbanks and Wayne Powers. Cost for this “United We Stand” concert is $10 per person and includes a raffle and a no-host bar. This event will be a sellout in LWW and will benefit the winter swimming pool programs.
A number of folks from LWW are actively involved in the concert on Sunday, Sept. 12 to help the locally originated Uganda mission. The aim of the mission is to help save about 600 members of the Batwa Pygmy tribe from extinction after being evicted from their historic homes in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to protect the remaining gorilla population.
Dr. Scott Kellerman and his wife, Carol, former Nevada County residents, are medical missionaries for The Uganda Project and will be here for the concert before returning to their clinic in Uganda. LWW resident Dick Panzica heads up the concert committee, which has selected Indian Springs Winery as the site for the event. Starting at 1 p.m., the program includes wine tasting, food and entertainment by the Heritage Gospel Singers and the Grass Valley men’s choir. The concert is open to the public and tickets can be obtained by contacting the Penn Valley Community Church (432-1161) or the Indian Springs Winery tasting room (478-1068) on Broad Street in Nevada City.
On a different note, I want to extend a thank you to LWW residents Bill Raimondi and Doreen Elston. They were hosts over the weekend to a group of gals from the Nevada City Rotary who get together once a month to play poker. If we are lucky, one meeting a year is on Bill’s boat where we eat, drink, swim and just have a great time enjoying the lake and wonderful company. Bill and Doreen are both very charming and great ambassadors for LWW. Bill also has a great sound system on his boat and it was beautiful to be out on the lake on a clear night and hear Grace sing from her latest CD. Thank you Bill and Doreen.
Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood? Contact Shirl Mendonca at 432-3787 or email@example.com via e-mail.
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