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December 2018/January 2019:   Sports and Activities Club by Dee Demorest
Happy 2019 to YOU!

Let us never take for granted the special place where we live and where we enjoy doing what we do. To get started ‘doing’ in this shiny new year, keep reading.

Several new Groups have joined SAC this year. One of them might be the perfect match for you or your family. Remember, if you live in LOP you are a member of SAC. It couldn’t be easier!

Here is a sampling of our latest news:

Wines in the PinesThis month will feature Carvalho Family Winery from Clarksburg, CA. They will bring their award-winning wines along with a great presentation, education and tastings. This month’s event will be Tuesday, January 15 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Seating and food sales will begin at 6:00 p.m. Participants should bring their own wine glass and a nice bottle to share with the room’s social after the tastings.

This is a free event; however, there will be an art show, drawings for prizes, “Wines in the Pines” merchandise and cheese and charcuterie plates available for purchase.

Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance! To reserve seats and cheese plates, email [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please contact Paul Petrali at (916) 628-7285.

LOP Voice: Newly added as a group.  Log into Facebook, search for “LOP Voice” and ask to join.

PickleballOpen drop-in play is still daily 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Equipment is provided and experienced, friendly players will be on hand to help anyone new learn the sport. It is great exercise, social, and most importantly, a whole lot of fun! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Sean Tener at (916) 208-8751. See more on our Pickleball page.

LOP Fishing GroupHave you hooked a Rainbow Trout yet? If all went as planned last month, there are hundreds out in our lake now. Thank you to everyone who helped make this ‘fish dump’ happen. Get out there and have some fun! Contact [email protected].

Pine Needlers: In December we held our Holiday potluck with lots of delicious soups, salads, homemade dinner rolls and scrumptious desserts. We also had our annual planning meeting where it was unanimously decided to keep our existing officers–President, Gwen Tillisch; Vice President, Diane Vargas; Treasurer, Patty Hawthorne; Event Coordinators, Elaine Milar, Bonnie Thieman; and At Large, Carol Nurisso.

The Pine Needlers meet at the Yacht Lounge on the first and third Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.to work on our hand projects or sew with our machines, and sometimes have classes. We also meet at rotating members’ homes on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons throughout the year.

We are also excited that our group is experiencing growth of new members. To accommodate this growth, we have added a second group for new members. They meet on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Yacht Lounge or at members’ homes. If you are interested in knowing more about our group, please contact Gwen Tillisch at 728-3048.

LOP Riders: The LOP Riders gathered on December 8th for the Nevada County Toy Run. Many bikers from Lake of the Pines rode through Nevada City and Grass Valley and ended at the Nevada County Fairgrounds to support the 201 Toy Run for those in need. Check out our Facebook page for photos. Go to LOP Riders for more information.

LOP RV Ramblers:  Happy, healthy New Year wishes all you Ramblers! Our first meeting of 2019 is on January 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Lounge Meeting Room. We will be planning our trips and getting excited about places to go and things to do. If you like to “camp” (RV, travel trailer, popup, tent, cabin, yurt) join us in January to help us plan 2019.

Weather permitting, January 19-22 we will be going to Petaluma and staying at the Petaluma KOA; only about 2 hours away. It’s a clean campground, full hookups, pool, and large sites as well as many cabin options. If you like to polka, go wine tasting, hike, dine, etc., this is your trip.

It’s like the best of Napa without Napa prices. More to do than you can possibly fit in a short trip.

For more information about this trip or this great group, please contact Cheryl Sinsel at [email protected] or 728-3103

Be sure to check the the individual pages of your sport or activity for more news and information!


Our goal is to encourage, promote, and organize activities for all ages that help bring the community together around fun sports and other social and community events.

Our vision is to involve every resident in LOP in one of our groups, to gather new residents together to make them feel welcome, promote member communication and involvement in the community.

Come join our group and be a part of the fun!

To join SAC’s  Facebook page click “Join” on the Facebook page or email Karen Mills at [email protected]  Please include your Lot# or LOP address.

Here are some of the sports and activities we support:

SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES GROUPS & INFORMATION

AerobicsClasses are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse. Cost is $1.00 per class

Basketball: LOP 3-on-3 Basketball – Sean Tener is looking for some basketball players to play some 3-on-3  with the eventual  goal of regular league competition. This will probably happen on Saturday afternoons. Contact Sean if you have an  interest.  (916) 208-8751 or [email protected]

Cocktails and Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm. Materials provided for first timers or bring your own.  Contact Peggy Fenstermacher – [email protected]

Fishing GroupContact Chris Swindell – [email protected]

LOP Game DaysLOP Game Days is a group of individuals interested in having an enjoyable afternoon in the Sports Lounge, socializing with your neighbors, challenging your brain skills, learning new games, and refreshing your memory of old games. Please join us on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch, followed by games from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Russ Lewis at [email protected].

Healthy LivingLearn the latest research on the best ways to exercise, eat and de-stress. Hear professional guest speakers, make friends and share ideas, recipes etc. Contact Lynn Sullivan – 718-4102 – [email protected]

HorseshoesPlease contact Larry Hardy at 268-0158 or [email protected] and help get the sport going!

Improv Acting Class This class is for those who what to escape reality or be someone else for an hour or for those who just want to have fun.  No experience needed. Call Lynn Pennington 268-2798 and he will let you know the details.

Line DancingThe Lake of the Liners line dance lessons are each Monday in the Clubhouse.  Questions can be sent to Karen Mills at [email protected]

PickleballOpen play is Monday through Saturday at 9:00 AM. Equipment provided. Come out and give this ridiculously named sport a try. It’s fun! Info… Dee 268-1444.    See Pickleball – What is it? article.

The LOP Pine Needlers’ – Needle Arts GroupThe Pine Needlers meet regularly at the Yacht Lounge and at member’s homes. If you are interested in knowing more about the group, please contact Gwen Tillisch at 728-3048.

QigongContact Keith Vincent at [email protected] for further information.

RV – LOP RamblersFred Friedberg – [email protected] Connect with other RVers in LOP.

LOP Riders –  Motorcycle Group: Contact Jim Nachtigal – [email protected]  Also on Facebook at <LOP  Riders> Feel free to put together a ride and post the meeting place and time on the Facebook page.

LOP’s Skiers (Snow that is . . ): The ski group meets Tuesdays at 8 AM to go to Sugar Bowl.   Call Lynn Sullivan at 718-4102 for more information.

Tai Chi ClassesTai Chi classes will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday beginning February 5th.   Classes will     be held in the Clubhouse from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.   New students can register at 8:15 on the first     Thursday.  Contact Louise at 268-8606 with questions or Click Here for a description of Tai Chi.

VolleyballAnyone interested in Drop-In play one or two times a week, contact: [email protected]

Water sportsContact Steve Bock – [email protected], 268-2767


Lake of the Pines History Book

To get your copy contact Ron Trimble at 268-1917 or [email protected].