Events aplenty around the lake |

Events aplenty around the lake

LWW resident Mary Gish is helping to chair the 3rd Annual Art Auction and Wine Tasting event tonight at 6 p.m. at Miners Foundry. Child Advocates of Nevada County sponsors this fundraiser to support programs that help local children grow up free from abuse and neglect. Mary and I are both on the CANC board and would love to see you there for an evening of wine tasting, hors d’ouevres and art. Tickets are $15 and will be available at Odyssey Books in Grass Valley and at the door. Call 265-9550 for more information.


Next Saturday, October 2, is the annual Flea Market/ Crafts and Antiques sale at Gateway Center in Penn Valley from 7a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penn Valley, there will be more than 70 vendor booths as well as coffee, donuts, burgers, soft drinks and live music. This is a major fundraiser for the club and since many of the members live in LWW, you can expect to see them all there helping out including Larry Bailey, Joanie Bumpus, Barry Gray, Dave Henderson, Robin Langston, Bob Nix, Holger Rasmussen, Ed Robinson, Barbara Ross, Pat Skull, Pat Swope, and Chuck Zavitz. I went last year and had a great time visiting with everyone and finding some great “treasures.” Call Joanie at 432-9102 for additional information or if you are interested in one of the few vendor spaces that are still available.


Carolyn Cappello, a well-known LWW artist is having her “artist’s open studio” on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will be able to see her latest originals along with new limited edition prints, New York Publisher’s prints, note cards and commissioned paintings. She will also be highlighting the Filoli Center where some of her art is part of Filoli’s historical collection. Call Carolyn at 432-1884 if you would like to know more about the event or have your name on record for LWW gate entry.

If you have a chance to visit the Bridgeport Visitor’s Center, you will see Carloyn’s “Poppy” note cards and prints that she has donated to the South Yuba River Park Association. Thanks to Carolyn’s Bridgeport Poppy Project, 100 percent of the sales from these items go directly to the park.


“MY FAIR LADY” is coming to LWW. This musical favorite will have everyone humming bars from “On The Street Where You Live” and “I Could Have Danced All Night”. Director Paul Towne and Producer Betty Towne have brought together experienced and gifted performers and a chorus of 24 glorious voices to round out the large and extremely talented cast.

The cast is headlined by Wayne Powers as Professor Henry Higgins and Kim Wellman as Eliza Doolittle. Supporting cast members include Jim Moulton, Merilee Thompson, Marty Ellisen, Carole Ellisen, Betty Cowan and Rick Augustine.

With set designs by the very creative Verne Freer and costumes coordinated by imaginative and enthusiastic Lisa Burgett, this show will be a winner Ð and a fast sell-out.

This production will be open to the public and will have 10 performances starting October 28. For LWW residents, tickets go on sale on September 30 at 8:00 a.m. in the Cedar Room. Tickets for the general public will be available on October 9 in front of Raley’s in Grass Valley.

“Show only” performances are Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 (evening) and Oct. 30 (matinee). Dinner shows are Oct. 28,29,30 and Nov. 4,5, and 6. The Brunch show is Oct. 31. “Show only” tickets are $15; brunch and dinner tickets are $30. If you haven’t seen a performance by the LWW Little Theatre, you are in for a real treat. The talent is dazzling and the charming story with memorable music will leave you smiling.


Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood? Contact Shirl Mendonca at 432-3787 or via e-mail.

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