Sports & Activities Club

It’s not just the activities, it’s the people!

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Sports and Activities Club by Dee Demorest and Gwen Tillisch / Steve Kompolt

January 2020

January 2021. Happy New Year! Let us hope the new year brings us a world in which we can gather together, play, and enjoy the sports and activities we have had to put on hold for so long. Zoom works for some groups, but there is nothing like being with real people.

Keep your eyes on LOPSAC.com. You will find the latest updates on times and meeting venues for our groups posted there.

New to LOP? Guess what? You are a member of SAC just by living here. Please do not be shy about trying a group that interests you. We were all newbies at one time. You will receive a warm welcome, guaranteed.


The Aerobic classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Park 2. The cost is $1 per class.

Bocce Board

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Individual Registration will begin on April 1st and end May 1st Individual Applications are available online under the Menu/Sports/Bocce tab on this page and at the LOP Pro Shop. Turn in Individual Application and Payment ($20 pp) to the LOP Pro Shop Deadline: 5:00 pm on May 1, 2021.

Team Applications are available online under the Menu/Sports/Bocce tab on this page. In Person Team Registration will be held on Saturday, May 8th Team Registration Schedule. Location: LOP Clubhouse Entrance

“Keep the Night You Have” will be May 8,  9:00am – 12:00 noon

“First Come, First Serve” will be May 8,  12:00 noon – 1:00pm

One Team Check payable to LOP Bocce Board ($20 per player)

Late Team Registration Deadline May 10th  5:00pm

Arrangement by email: [email protected]

Team Schedules will be sent to Captains on May 28th 

League Play begins Sunday, June 6th 

*Participation is with informed consent outlined by the CA Dept of Public Health. Covid-19 Guidelines for Recreational Adult Sports

Captains Meeting and Referee Clinics will be determined

For more information contact:
Christy Swider: [email protected]

Cocktails and Coloring

With the colder weather arriving and the increase in COVID-19 cases, Cocktails & Coloring is a bit unsure as to their meeting schedule for the next few months. If you are interested in knowing more about our fun group of ladies, please contact Peggy Fenstermacher at (925) 980-1220 or [email protected], and we will add you to our email communications.

Families for the Lake

Happy New Year Lake of the Pines!

To stay connected and hear about new activities, be sure to join us on Facebook at LOP-Families for the Lake or reach out to Michelle at (619) 920-1511.

Fishing Group

The Fishing Group is always up to something! You can check out our social media posts for the latest news and updates. If you have any questions or would like to join the Fishing Group contact Rusty Stadtman (Director) at (916) 502-1558 or Richard Mattison (Assistant Director) at (831) 682-8355.

Line Dancing

Line Dance lessons are back in The Clubhouse on Mondays. Beginners class runs from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Improver and Intermediate class runs from 5:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. There is a $1 donation suggested.

For more information email Karen Mills at [email protected].


Pickleball is alive and well here in LOP. The pickleball courts at Hazel Park are being used daily during open play from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. This is a fun, social sport that is played outdoors and lends itself well to the “social distancing” requirements that we have fallen under for now.

If you are new to the game and would like to try it, come down some morning and experienced players will be there to get you started. As restrictions are lifted, we will get back to holding clinics, tournaments, and socials but for now play is being done under the Nevada County COVID guidelines. It is still fun and great exercise, so please come and join in! For more information contact Sean Tener at (916) 208-8751.

Pine Needlers

Happy New Year to all from the Pine Needlers!

The Pine Needlers are a group of very committed ladies with a passion for carrying on with their craft even during COVID. With the meeting rooms closed yet again, we have been meeting on the deck of the Yacht Lounge on Tuesday and Thursday weather permitting.

We also have some very talented ladies! Diane Vargas made a whimsical, appliqued quilt for her grandson and Silvia Woodley knitted a stunning shawl.

Silvia Woodley’s beautifully knitted shawl (Photo credit: Gwen Tillisch)
Diane Vargas’ appliqued quilt for her grandson (Photo credit: Gwen Tillisch)

These are unprecedented times and we have made the best of our situation, such as it is.  Here’s to hoping for a brighter future in 2021. If you are interested in knowing more about our group, contact Gwen Tillisch at 728-3048.


Start your New Year by bringing health and positivity into your life. Join us for Qigong twice a week.

Qigong is an age-old Chinese healing and therapeutic modality which utilizes breathing techniques, meditation, and special movements to promote health and well-being. Qigong helps to reduce stress, increase balance, coordination, and memory; and bring together mind, body, and spirit.

Classes currently take place every Tuesday and Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. over Zoom. Contact us for information on joining. New members are welcome any time.

For further information: Qigong Teacher-For information or handouts relating directly to the practice of Qigong, contact Keith Vincent at 906-7065 or by email at [email protected]. All other inquiries-Contact Sylvia Waddell at (408) 341-5444 or by email at [email protected].

Tai  Chi

The Tai Chi group continues to meet outdoors since returning to the purple level of COVID restrictions. Due to the chilly air, we are now meeting on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m., an hour later than our regular time. We usually meet for one hour, although sometimes we go beyond. We remain socially distanced and enjoy the lovely scenery of the beach and lake as we go through our warm-ups and practice our tai chi movements.

This is a graceful way of practicing martial art in the form of 24 continuous movements using the Yang style of tai chi. This is so good for maintaining core strength, posture, flexibility, balance, memory, coordination, and breathing and all done to background calming music. Consider joining our friendly group and experiencing Tai Chi this New Year.

For inquiries, call Louise Chan at 268-8606. (Leave a message and I will return your call.)

Ukes of the Pines

The Ukulele group is not meeting at this time due to the virus threat. Call Pat Brothen at 268-9113 if you have any questions. Let us hope we will be back to normal in 20201.

LOP Voice on Facebook

Come join us on LOP Voice, a Facebook group created by Lake of the Pine members for LOP homeowners and renters to discuss their community. This group is not for complaining. It is a format where we can bring awareness, make suggestions, and implement positive changes within our community. LOP Voice is also Jan Kucharski Cantwell’s priority source of alerting LOP neighbors about local incidents such as fires, accidents, traffic, weather, and our Neighborhood watch program.

Log into Facebook, search for “LOP Voice” and ask to join. We look forward to seeing you on LOP Voice.

Wines in the Pines

Happy New Year LOP Wine Enthusiasts!

Wines in the Pines is planning to return next month in February. Kunde Family Winery is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2. Reservations will be taken in mid-January by emailing [email protected]. Changes to the format of the monthly event will be announced as well.

For those who are interested in the WITP-sponsored trip to Tuscany, Italy in September 2021, please go to this site: https://www.postcardzfromvictoria.com/wines-in-the-pines-goes-to-italy-private-custom-trip-to-tuscany-fall-2021. Password: WITP2021. As of this writing, there are a few spots left!

Wines in the Pines will also be sponsoring a very special event scheduled for possibly two nights in April 2021 in The Clubhouse. It will be a performance of the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Enjoy the musical performances of Bianca Orsi, Ricardo Balderas, Stacey Anderson, D’Arcy Smith and Larry Nicholl. This event will never be cancelled and is currently sold out.  We will have a definite date soon! Thank you, ticketholders, for your patience!

If you would like to join the Wines in the Pines Facebook Group you can find us here: facebook.com/groups/lopwinesinthepines. Members get first-hand information on special promotions offered exclusively to us by local wineries.

If you would like to join our committee and pour wine with us, just email us at [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please contact Paul Petrali at (916) 628-7285.


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.

Lake of the Pines History Book

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