Lake Wildwood: May makes for busy month in LWW |

Lake Wildwood: May makes for busy month in LWW

Is it just me, or is it hard to keep track of all that is going on this month? At least at my house, it must have something to do with senior projects at Nevada Union High School, prom night on Saturday, graduation in three weeks (where did 18 years go?), and getting a teen ready to go away to college.

In Lake Wildwood, the entire community seems to be abuzz with activity.

And speaking of buzz, the weed whackers and tree trimmers are working overtime. With all the heavy rains, the trees filled out and the grasses shot up to a foot high almost overnight. It looks like many of us will be weed-eating our lots one more time before the June 20 fire safety deadline. It’s helpful that the office keeps a list of great teens in LWW wanting to help out and earn some extra spending money.

It is also time to think about the Citizen of the Year nominations. Each year, the LWW community recognizes residents for their extraordinary contributions to the community. With so many of our residents spending large amounts of time on volunteer activities, this is always a difficult decision and it is quite an honor for the recipient. Nominations are due June 16 and the winner will be announced at the annual meeting to be held July 29 at Commodore Park.

In addition to the ongoing golf, tennis, boating and dining opportunities, the variety of social activities coming up seems to be endless. For the motorcycle enthusiasts, a ride is planned Sunday to Angels Camp to witness the Frog Jumping Contest. Call Susan Piper at 432-7758 for details.

Music lovers will be lining up Wednesday to hear the Hot Jazz Band from Budapest Hungary. Rated throughout Europe as the hottest jazz group and the top band at many jazz festivals, tournaments, and competitions, LWW is fortunate to have this group perform in the Cedar Room as the final performance of the 2005/2006 Jazz Concert Series. Formed in 1985, Hot Jazz Band is one of the top foreign bands invited every year to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee where it brings back the sound of the roaring ’20s jazz age and the swing era. Thank you to the jazz committee for planning such great entertainment.

For the water lovers out there, the Yacht Club is sponsoring a poker run June 8; every boat is a party as you visit the different docks looking for clues. A great dessert event will follow the poker run at Hideaway Park. Contact Ray at 432-1704 for more information.

In addition, the water aerobics classes are in full swing at the pool with classes held six times a week and the Aquatic Club starts their regular pool parties June 25.

If you still have an hour or two free during the week, you might want to check out the Bocce Ball club, one of the many book clubs, bridge groups, camera or computer clubs, Mahjong or one of the collectabelles groups.

With all that is going on, many LWW residents make volunteer activities a priority. One such person is Diane Wilson, who called to alert me to the Pennies for Hospice Drive on June 9. LWW volunteers Linda Bjork, Brenda Heeke, Fran Ramirez and Sally Ward will be collecting loose change from 1-6 p.m. in front of the Holiday Market in Penn Valley. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of the Foothills.


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

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