recpark-thumb2The first of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s Concerts on the Beach swings into town this weekend, as rockabilly band the Phat Cat Swingers take to the stage at Swim Beach on Saturday, June 20. Gates at Swim Beach, at Park Avenue’s west end in Big Bear Lake, open at 5:30pm, and the Phat Cat Swingers start rockin’ at 7pm. Pre-sale tickets, available through Rec & Park are $8, or $10 at the gate. Concert-goers are welcome to bring their own small (six-pack size) coolers, though no glass; vendors will also be on site with food available for purchase at the show, which benefits the Teen Center. Per Rec & Park’s Lorie Judd, “Local service organizations have been sponsoring the Teen Center since the day it opened in 2007 and, in an effort to quit begging for money, we’re trying something new to make the Teen Center self-sufficient, since we don’t charge the kids to come and we cant use taxpayers’ money to give the services away for free. We see about 50 to 70 kids a day, and we have plans to keep the Teen Center open six days a week in the summer months. This is going to be a great concert, and this is a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend. I’m taking my dad–and we hope to see everyone and their dads, too.” In other news from the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, as of today, the sod for the soccer fields at The Ranch goes down, and should be completely installed by Thursday. For more on the happenings of the Rec and Park District, the public is welcome to attend today’s meeting of their Advisory Commission, which convenes at the Big Bear Senior Center at 5pm.