Don’t miss “Chasing Ice” on Thursday, May 2, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m. with Randall Osterhuber, Director for the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit, to provide insight into climate change and its impact on Tahoe’s own snowpack.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on May 3, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.
On the First Friday of each month, you’ll meet a new artist from Truckee, listen to live music, and taste local treats.
On May 3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Billy McCullough will host “Mountain Habit,” a night of music, food, and fashion featuring local DJ One Truest and a fashion show produced by Urban Angels.
This cultural celebration coincides with First Fridays and kicks off Dragonfly’s popular Locals Appreciation Month. read more →
Sing along with the Tahoe Choir while they perform the beloved songs of Disney at the Lake Tahoe Community College on May 3, 2013 at 7pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2pm and MontBleu.
One gentleman in the choir is 94 and claims it’s the singing that keeps him young. This is their 42nd anniversary, so come and sing your heart out for health! read more →
He’s in a league of his own. Sammy Hagar has earned gold records as a member of three different bands and as a solo artist. There is no other voice who can equal that.
Hagar will be rock and rolling at Harrah’s on May 3 and May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm. Remember When’s It’s Love?
On May 3rd…the Family Resource Center will host a night of fun, food, and culture for the entire family at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Fundraiser at Heavenly Ski Resort’s California Lodge from 5pm to 9pm.
You’ve been waiting for this all winter. The Edgewood Tahoe Local’s Day Drawing comes to a close on May 3, 2013 at midnight.
Edgewood’s annual Locals Day will be Tuesday, May 7th and during select tee times on Wednesday, May 8th.
What a great excuse to play golf.
On May 4 and 5, 2013 you can help South Lake Tahoe and Whittell High School students by playing golf at Edgewood Golf Course.
Get your outfit ready for the annual Best of Tahoe Chefs fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton.
It’s always fashionable and so Tahoe to donate to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. That’s why organizers have set up an easy way for giving “Straight from the Heart” online, so even if you can’t make the event, you can still give anytime. read more →
Moms of all ages are invited to enjoy a free morning of education, inspiration and relaxation on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the “Commons Area” at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Moms rock, especially this amazing woman who worked full time as a Registered Nurse for over 50 years, and raised 6 kids and one husband. Mi Amor ♥
The 5 mile fun race that circumnavigates Donner Lake starts at 9 sharp.
Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon!
Mother Goose Rhymes for 0-2 years old take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library every Thursday starting at 11am.
Join the Friends of the Library on Tuesday May 7th, at 6:30 PM as Carolyn Meiers, of the South Lake Tahoe Garden Club, informs and delights with her presentation “Plan Your Garden Early and Prepare for a Growing Summer Season.” read more →
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, award-winning author of “Farewell to Manzanar”, will speak at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Tuesday, May 14th at 5pm.
Houston will tell us about how the story of her family’s life, in an internment camp, became a cautionary tale about civil rights violations. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series is proudly hosting a celebration for the publication of the college’s literary journal, The Kokanee, Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. at the LTCC library.
The event will feature short readings from student and faculty authors including Frank Riley, Cece Cummins, Harper Dial, Bonnie Turnbull, Marcela de Lira Astorga, Karen A. Terrey, Ryan Row, and Alec Holmes. The event is free and open to the public. The Kokanee will be available for purchase. read more →
To celebrate the spirit of bicycling in Tahoe, the Slow Rollers Bicycle Club proudly presents the 3rd annual Spirit Parade on May 16, 2013 starting at 4pm at the “Y”.
In 2012 WE set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Single Line of Bicycles at 1,188 riders – yes! Check out the video.
Everyone is invited to ride in the 5-mile cruising event from Miller’s Outpost to MontBleu at Stateline, Nevada. We’re counting on everyone in Tahoe, that includes the north, west and east shores, to come out and ride. Costumes are optional.
For almost two decades, the Truckee Home and Building Show has been the place to learn about green building practices that fit in Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada. The show has been expanded to include the Sierra Recreation Expo.
Now you can find everything you need to build or remodel your mountain home and explore the vast array of recreational opportunities available at Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the surrounding High Sierra.
Check out all the buzz May 25-26, 2013. read more →
Help save Tahoe’s glorious sugar pines by planting blister rust-resistant seedlings this spring.
Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-9:00 pm every Thursday, starting June 20 through August 29th. (except Thursday, July 4th)
The concerts feature a beer garden, free bike valet, local vendors, and will remain free for the public to attend.
Entertainment will range from local to nationally recognized musicians featuring a different genre of music each week including Jazz, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Latin, Bluegrass, and more.
Talk about keeping it real. The 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 2013.
Sunday they’re riding from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Amacker Ranch in Meyers (a South Lake Tahoe hamlet), California.
Would you like to ride in a wagon?
Here’s how to qualify.
Blending athleticism, finesse, thrills and spills, Tahoe Roller Derby has taken hold in South Lake Tahoe.
Check out the high altitude skating excitement when Sister Slayer and the dames, lead by coach Jack Hammer (Mark Brown), compete in four home bouts.
The first home bout takes place Saturday, May 18, against the Grim Reap-Hers of Merced. Gates open at 3 pm with the bout starting at 4pm at the Bijou Community Park.
The Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.
The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards. read more →
Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Run on Saturday, June 15, 2013 starting at 10am.
The race is an 8 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back. There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.
The 21st annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire returns to South Lake Tahoe’s Camp Richardson over two weekends: June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013. The festivities will feature historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, a live joust, and hundreds of one of a kind crafts to browse.
He was brash, witty, unapologetic and sarcastic. And, he spent time here in Lake Tahoe Roughing It!
Mark Twain forever adored Lake Tahoe, and rhapsodized about it all his adventurous life. The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City offers a unique opportunity on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. to spend an evening with the old gentleman next to his beloved “jewel of the Sierra” and hear him talk about his adventures in another paradise, the tropical Islands of Hawaii. read more →
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will hold its monthly Third Thursdays Summer Speaker Series at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City June 20 through September 19, 2013 to learn about Tahoe’s history, facts and adventures.
The series kicks off on June 20 with Trouble in Paradise: Mark Twain’s Sandwich Island Adventures. Mark Twain himself will be present, answering questions about his escapades in what today is called “Hawaii.” read more →
The 6th annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Mark Estee, Executive Chef takes place September 22 and 23, 2012 at Sierra Valley Farms near Sierraville June 29 and June 30, July 13 and 14, Sept. 7 and 8th, 2013.
Estee and Moody’s Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette will prepare a feast using produce so fresh it grew in the field hours before they serve the four-course meal in a 1936-era barn during. Party of two?
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 41st anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 9-10, 2013 and will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class.
Furth kept the vast majority of his collection in Lake Tahoe. Since Alan’s passing, most of these boats were sold and have since been scattered all over the country. The Lake Tahoe Concours is honored to feature Alan’s collection as the 2013 Marque Class, which will bring many of these classics home. This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
A parade of planes, free airplane flights for kids, face painting, and lots of cool aviators will be at the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival on July 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. read more →
Slow down, you’re going to fast.
It’s time to show off our mountain bling, and win some great prizes at the Slow Rollers Poker Run & Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, June 9, 2013 starting at 1pm at McDuff’s Pub in South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds from the entry fees and raffle tickets benefit the Bikes for the Children program created by the Slow Rollers.
Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 25th annual garden tour takes place on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s event features seven gardens, including two lakefronts.
Light refreshments will be served at one of the lakefront gardens, and the garden hosts and hostesses will be available to assist you with questions and directions. read more →
You’ve never experienced anything like this.
Featuring poetry, music, dance and art amongst nature, Trails and Vistas strives to inspire individual participation in both artistic exploration and environmental stewardship.
Connect to nature’s beauty and explore your creative power within at the 10th annual Trails and Vistas art hike series on September 7 and 8, 2013 along the Pacific Crest Trail at Donner Summit.
People continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed.
Highly acclaimed historian Frank Tortorich will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route on June 23rd – 24th, August 11th – 12th, September 8th – 9th, October 6th – 7th 2013 in beautiful Hope Valley.
A series of classical concerts and performances, fine arts and cultural events will complement Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural setting with the annual Lake Tahoe SummerFest running Aug. 2 through 18, 2013. From Beethoven to Brubeck will feature Frederlca von Stade, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman, and Chris Brubeck.
Discover dabblers, divers and other feathered friends on an early morning walk with local birder and Lahontan Audubon Society member, Jim Woods, at Sorensen’s Resort July 6, 2013.
Catch summer birds in their native habitat, which will include a trek toward Indian Creek Reservoir, Turtle Rock and the creeks around the historic town of Markleeville. With informed guide and local birder Jim Woods, plan on having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show.
The Tahoe Maritime Museum hosts Family Days throughout the summer on Saturdays with children’s activities, scavenger hunts and hands-on crafts.
Kids under 12 are free!
Everyone loves Miss Marcia.
It’s easy to see why. Marcia Sarosik has been teaching dance in South Lake Tahoe for over two decades.
Map and compass orienteering. Wildlife, flora and fauna identification. Astronomy.
It’s all part of the Tahoe Rim Trail youth backcountry camps held in July at Lake Tahoe.
Heavenly is playing its ace this spring, partnering with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White to host High Roller Hold ’Em, the industry’s most high-energy, innovative big air competition. High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on the World Cup run at Heavenly on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with a monster big-air jump created by SPT, which is known for building the world’s top competition venues, including ESPN’s Winter X Games. read more →
Disabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, hosts its week-long Ability Celebration, March 230 – April 6. In celebration of Disabled Sports USA Far West’s accomplishments with adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities, a variety of events take place including the Wounded Warrior Ability Camp, Ability Challenge, and the Ability BASH on April 6, 2013.
The Ability Bash is the culmination of this week-long winter sports camp held for the 25 Wounded Warriors disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These men and women will be honored and recognized during the event through an uplifting presentation.
This wildly entertaining competition challenges local lunatics and gregarious guests to cross the vast and chilly waters of Lake Cushing on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel.
Notorious for its colossal crashes, hilarious costumes, and ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions, the annual Lake Cushing Classic comes to the frigid waters of Squaw Valley USA on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Each spring hundreds of Nordic skiers, snowshoers, and runnders race up the mountain run in the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill, in honor of late local luminary, Billy Dutton.
Sunday, April 14th, marks the 24th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley starting at 8am. This year’s race will honor both Billy Dutton and his mother, Betty Walsh.
Do laps all day with Glen Plake at his 9th annual mogul marathon on one of North America’s toughest black-diamond bump runs, Gunbarrel, at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe.
GB25 takes place Saturday, April 7, 2013 ♦
Skip the gym. Head to the 10th Annual TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 7th for a day of thigh pumping, and bun burning.
Experience Tahoe’s tele-culture with clinics, Bluegrass music, races, equipment demos, raffle prizes and seasonal brews at Tahoe’s biggest telemark event.
And remember: Drop knees not bombs. Free your heel and your mind will follow.
Weather is his passion, and the facts he has ferreted out about Lake Tahoe and Truckee will astound and surprise you.
Award-winning author and nationally published Lake Tahoe weather historian Mark McLaughlin will present the history of the most devastating storms to hit the Sierra during the “Reign of the Sierra Storm King” on April 9th at 7 pm at the Lodge at Camp Richardson Resort. Mark’s presentation captures the compelling stories and dramatic images of railroad crews fighting mountain blizzards and deadly avalanches. read more →
Join UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center for its monthly lecture series featuring “The Art of the Anthropocene” at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Presenter William L. Fox is the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.
Fox’s presentation will take us through an illustrated journey of art made during the Anthropocene, an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The artwork ranges from landscape painting to earthworks and beyond. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series will proudly celebrate National Poetry Month on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the LTCC Library. Three award-winning poets—Kelle Groom, Lexa Hillyer, and Krista Lukas—will read from their works, engage the audience with a Q and A, and sign books. The event is free and open to the community. Books will be available for purchase.
Skiers and snowboarders will unite to throw down on a custom slopestyle course in memory of Sierra Freestyle Skier, Greg Smith, and to spread Seatbelt Safety Awareness at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Come out and enjoy the fun. Competitions, a big BBQ, music and lots of great raffle prizes will take place at Sierra on April 13, 2013.
The Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Beach Party will be held on top of the Gondola parking garage on Sunday, April 14h, beginning at 4:30pm.
Live music by three local bands, dancing, chances to win Heavenly-Northstar-Kirkwood season passes, and good times for a good cause.
What do the lawyers and curry have in common? The answer is Brent Collinson, an ex-Indian food chef and current attorney at law. Collinson has been chosen as the next guest chef at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Join family and friends on Friday, April 19 for a night of creative Indian food as Collinson whips up some of his best Indian dishes. Dargonfly will donate 20 percent of the evening’s profits to the Truckee High School Boosters Club.keep looking »