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Around the Lake - Week of April 28

Dr. Jim Gardner
Dr. Jim Gardner

“Around the Lake” informs you of events, activities, and people around Lake 1. Here’s an overview of upcoming events “Around the Lake” this coming week –

 

TUESDAY APRIL 28

Pickleball on Court 1. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. today. Click here for more info.  http://www.usapa.org/

Play is free for members. Guest must pay $3.00 fee. Paddles and balls available at the front desk at no charge. Come enjoy our newly painted lines.

Weather permitting Pickleball is played every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday at 8:00 am. Courts are open at other times for play.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 28

Handmadens, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create unique handmade crafts, Call Marian Odstrander for more information 949 433 4599.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29

Boy Scout Troop 628, 7:00 pm

Troop 628 is a dynamic Troop with a long history in the Saddleback Valley. We have drawn boys from all of our neighboring cities because we have one of the most active balanced programs in the area as well one of the best meeting facilities.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 30

Pickleball on Court 1. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. today. Click here for more info. http://www.usapa.org/

Play is free for members. Guest must pay $3.00 fee. Paddles and balls available at the front desk at no charge. Come enjoy our newly painted lines.

Weather permitting Pickleball is played every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday at 8:00 am. Courts are open at other times for play.


FRIDAY MAY 2

Lake Forest Garden Club.

Social Hour starts at 9:30 am followed by the Business meeting at 10:30 am.

GET READY FOR THE GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE ON SATURDAY MAY 10

 

FRIDAY MAY 2

Karaoke Night, 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Featuring Rou Southerland “The Karaoke King”

 

SATURDAY MAY 3

Pickleball on Court 1. 8:00 am until you get tired

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. today. Click here for more info. http://www.usapa.org/

Play is free for members. Guest must pay $3.00 fee. Paddles and balls available at the front desk at no charge. Come enjoy our newly painted lines.

Weather permitting Pickleball is played every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday at 8:00 am. Courts are open at other times for play.

 

LAGOON

The grand – reopening of the Lagoon is only a few weeks away. Check out the pictures. Next week we get our final inspection by the County.

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OldTimer April 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Gardner. I haven't played Pickleball in decades. I thought it went away with the rotary dial phones. One of these days I might stop by and give it a twirl. I used to be half-way decent. Not a pro by any stretch. But it was fun. I feel sorry for the kids these days though. I have no idea what they do for fun. I never see them playing in the neighborhoods together anymore. Most just ride skateboards. No neighborhood basketball or football games. No kick the can. No hide and seek. No playing army. We were so into it that we went to the Army/Navy surplus store to buy helmets and OD greed fatigues. The commeraderie seems to have vanished. Oh well. I apparently alienation has set it. But I could be wrong.
Tom Cagley April 28, 2014 at 01:04 PM
OldTimer: Well, 2nd attempt, the first effort got erased somehow. First, no misunderstanding: like you, I was intell my entire 30+ years in uniform, worked those 24 hour rotating shifts, and I always felt that the old MASH show captured the attitude of MI, if not the reality! Fun times; however, it was during the 60s and 70s and the protesters didn't care if you were infantry or not, if in uniform, you were presumed to be returning from a 'baby killing' tour in Nam (I was accused of that once in '77). I went in as a draftee, but managed to get to higher and better rank. Like you, didn't want to take orders, so opted to give them instead. Guess I did okay, but fell a little short of the 'star' I chased after. As a young lad growing up in the country in the midwest, we had a stream that ran through our farm and I had my Army-Navy surplus tent, canteen, cooking skillet, etc. Would camp along the stream and use my 22 shooting at appropriate targets. All of which would get me in jail or at least suspended from school today!
OldTimer April 28, 2014 at 01:39 PM
ASA all the way, Colonel! Always Vigilant! You appear to be the sort of guy who isn't afraid to make a wave or two, which is probably the reason you never reached the "stars". But you should consider that a big plus - not a minus. But a 'full bird' is nothing to sneeze at! Yeah, sometimes it got pretty crazy inside those intel facilities. In the field the officers generally took off their gold brass and act like one of the guys. Not inside a warm and cozy building the rules and demeanors were strictly enforced. Although on mids we generally had lots of fun because when the cat's away the mice will play. I shook hands with General Haig once when he vistited us. Little tiny guy. Maybe 5'5 with high heels. We spent 3 weeks cleaning our stations with toothbrushes and brasso prior to his arrival. Overall, I did enjoy the experience and learned an awful lot. And I met lots of nice people from all across the country. Even though some of the pettiness was ridiculous it was an overall positive experience and I would do it over again everything being equal (which it never is). And I would recommend it for anyone coming out of high school without a clear vision of what they wanted in life as long as they selected the right 'guaranteed' MOS and had a clear idea of what they were getting themselves into prior to signing on the dotted line. Most people could spend 3-4 years standing on their heads. So even if its a mistake it's a temporary one. I did meet some fine officers in the military. The West Point guys usually impressed me and most surprisingly had the least military demeanor of all. I found the 90 day wonders were the tough guys. Speaking in general, of course. There were exceptions on both sides.
Tom Cagley April 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Did you wear the Massachusetts Power & Light patch?
OldTimer April 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Tom, you mean the lightening bolts? Didn't we all? I have no idea what the MA Power and Light patch looks like. Ever heard of DLI?

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