Summer doins’ for everyone |

Summer doins’ for everyone

Shirl Mendonca

With summer coming soon, there is no shortage of fun things to do in LWW. For little children, there’s Preschool in the Park. For older children, there is the pool, swim team, golf, basketball, the parks and the beaches. There is also great water skiing, kayaking and fishing in the lake, and great hiking nearby. Channel 44 is always looking for teens who want to help out or get involved with video production.

As a reminder, the Women’s Club is having a great program at the monthly luncheon today at the Clubhouse. Entertainment will be by Rick “Sourdough Slim” Crowder. Rick is a comic, musician, and yodeling cowboy and has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Lois Cleveland and Marilyn Carrel are responsible for planning the entertainment and luncheon.

If you love great food, LWW gourmet chefs Danny Gentile and Carol Manfrin will join the Clubhouse staff in presenting a special five-course Chef’s Dinner on May 23. Carol is the well-known host of the Channel 44 cooking show, so this promises to be a great way to have Sunday dinner. An evening of gustatory delight, all five courses will have an appropriate wine and be followed by a selection of mouth-watering desserts.

The May 26 jazz concert featuring “Fat Sam” sold out a week ago. This nine-piece band from Edinburgh, Scotland, has been a favorite at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee since 1985. The band is noted for its renditions of the “jump and jive” of Cab Calloway and Louie Prima. The band will be at the Jazz Jubilee if you missed out on tickets.

On June 4, the Recreation Committee is sponsoring Dance by the Light of the Moon at Commodore Park. Residents can enjoy a chuck wagon barbeque and dance lakeside under the stars to the sounds of Harmony and Company playing 1960s, 1970s and a little bit of country music. Thank-you to Charlotte Orren, Mary Ann Brandt and Evelyn Krein for this fun event.

Saturday, June 12, is the popular Home Tour. The Social Committee will present five outstanding homes. Following the tour, there will be a wine reception at a lakeside home where guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens while listening to the music of harpist Lisa Stein. Key coordinators include Marilyn Heald, Linda Doench, Marji Kerhart and Jane Pusheck.

Back by popular demand, the Yacht Club is sponsoring another Poker Run on June 16. Last year, participants followed clues around the lake to find the cards they needed for their poker hand. After each boatload completed its poker hand, there was a race to the park for prizes and a dessert potluck. Coordinators responsible for the event are Betty Towne, Kirk Miller and Marlys Houghton.

Summer sports are already in full swing. The Yacht Club had its boat parade last weekend, and the lake is open for the season. The Ski Club will have its kickoff barbeque this weekend and the Tennis Club seems to be in high gear and always welcoming new players. Golf is its own little world at LWW with Men’s Day, Ladies’ Day, Twilight Golf and various tournaments. The new kid on the block is the Bocce Ball group; that is picking up momentum with scheduled group play on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The LWW Motorcycle Club has a number of great weekend rides planned for the summer. There will be rides to Rainbow Lodge, Angels Camp/Plymouth, around Lake Tahoe, to Hot August Nights in Reno and to Portola.

There are also many bridge and pinochle groups and several book clubs. Rumor has it that a liberal political book club is forming. If you are interested in great discussions and have an open mind, call me for contact information.


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