Taco Tuesdays come to an end, August fun begins


All good things must come to an end. No more tacos, cotton candy, snow cones and sitting on the beach with neighbors and friends – at least on Tuesdays. The good news is that there is still one more summer beach party to go — Maui Monday on Sept. 4. There’s also a lineup of activities planned for August and September, so there’s still plenty of time to enjoy lake life over the coming months.

Here are some of the activities planning for the coming months:

Tomorrow, the Family Matters Club will host a community Western Barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. at Indian Beach. This event will feature a kids zone, pony rides, jumpers, petting zoo, mechanical bull, face painting, crafts, watermelon eating contest, line dancing, country music and square dancing demonstrations and lessons. Pat’s Famous BBQ will offer full and small lunch plates for $6 and $15.

The final Movies in the Park night is scheduled for Aug. 25 at Holiday Harbor. Residents are invited to bring blanks and chairs to spread out on the slope at the park and enjoy a family-friendly movie. Movie starts at dusk. This free event is sponsored by the POA for members and their guests.

The Woman’s Club invites all mermaids, mermen, pirates and people who love the sea to its 3rd annual Mermaid Festival on Aug. 26 at Indian Beach. The day will include vendors, food, contests, a kids zone, mermaid and pirate-themed activities and the ever popular annual Cardboard Boat Challenge. Mermaid and pirate costumes are encouraged.

The final Flick-n-Float is scheduled for Sept. 2. The POA invites residents to grab a float or beach chair and enjoy a movie on the big screen at the pool. This is a free event for members and their guests. The movie starts at dusk. A valid POA card is required to enter the pool area. Parents need to accompany their children under the age of 14.

Break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt or hula skirt and celebrate the end of summer Hawaiian style at Maui Monday on Sept. 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Sunset Beach. This event will feature live entertainment provided by DJ Mike Shroyer, a kids zone, fun contests and a Hawaiian themed menu. Once the sun goes down, everyone will be invited to gather on the beach to watch hula dancers, Samoan drummers and fire dancers perform for a true Hawaiian experience.

Country music artist Ty Herndon will be performing in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge on Sept. 9. General admission tickets are just $25; VIP tickets are $50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the POA office and online at canyonlakepoa.com.

The Wakeboard Club will host Learn to Ride Days on Sept. 9 at the north ski area. All ages are invited to learn how to wakeboard or to improve their skills. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 per rider. Equipment is provided. For more information, visit canyonlakewake.com.

The Lions Club will host its annual community-wide Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at Holiday Harbor Park.

The 31st annual Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the Canyon Lake Bassmasters for Canyon Lake residents and their guests, ages 5 to 15, will be held Sept 16. Fishing guidelines can be found with the registration forms, which will be available at the POA closer to the event.