It's the only Northland Community Council meeting of the year held in water -- or at least near it.

The NCC's annual picnic will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Northland Swim Club and Community Pool, 5006 Almont Drive.

The council formally will meet with a roll call and maybe a short message or two -- and then it's on to supping, splashing and cavorting with friends and neighbors, said Bill Logan, vice chairman of the NCC development committee and volunteer with the pool.

"This provides us with a different venue, different outlet for communications and camaraderie than the formal meetings tend to," Logan said.

The picnic is free and open to the public. There is no rain date, but there is a canopy and shelter house on the property in the event of bad weather.

The NCC is providing bratwursts, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages, such as soda and fruit juice, Logan said. Those who join are encouraged to bring side dishes and any other items, he said.

"Not only do we eat and converse but also, as you would expect, have the ability to swim," he said.

Remote-control boat races will be held in the 2-foot-deep section of the pool, which will be roped off.

Other can play outdoor such games as basketball, volleyball and corn hole.

"There are plenty of things to do," Logan said.

Alicia Ward, president of the Northland Community Council, said the picnic is another way for residents to celebrate and get acquainted.

"It really is so much fun to see not only the NCC regular group but to have some of the community come in and meet in such a fun way," Ward said.