The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. From ice falls on the new Van Sickle State Park trail, to full moon hikes on Mount Rose, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.
From 1856 to 1876 Snowshoe Thompson made 90 mile ski treks over snowdrifts up to 50 feet high through blizzards with 80 mph winds, to deliver mail between California and Nevada over the Sierra Nevada.
Try longboards and learn about our legendary mountain man at the Annual Snowshoe Thompson Tour on Saturday, March 1st at Hope Valley. The fun starts at 9am and please wear your best 1850s outfit.
Create art for books, cards or any medium at Bona Fide Books in Meyers during March 2014.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
It’s not just a library, it’s becoming the place for kids of all ages to read, learn about the Lake Tahoe environment, make crafts, discuss books with friend, read with dogs, join a Lego building party, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Check out the 2014 event schedule.
Tahoe Youth Ballet’s Sixth Season celebrates both collaboration and diversity.
The program will feature Maurya Kerr’s San Francisco – based dance company, tinypistol; a new work for the Company by founding Artistic Director Christin Hanna in collaboration with New Chamber Ballet’s Miro Magloire, and a revival by Constantine Baecher.
The program opens with a new work for the Company to selections of Niccolò Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin. read more →
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Dancing With The Tahoe Stars. This very special event will take place on Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater. read more →
This fun loving group of runners is at it again. Any reason to run together is the goal, so they’ve created the Pi Day Fun Run, on 3.14, that’s March 14, 2014, get it.
Distance: 3.14 miles. Goal: finish in 30 minutes and 14 seconds. The brainchild of their (fun) run coordinator, Abbey Murray, this run is ALL ABOUT FUN. The Winner gets a Pie and all runners eat pizza pie! read more →
South Lake Tahoe will honor its three USA Olympic team members who train at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Saturday, March 15.
Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
Way to go girls!!!
As if running in snowshoes isn’t hard enough. Add a tray of cocktails and the race is on.
The Beacon Bar & Grill at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe is holding its infamous snowshoe cocktail race on March 15, 2014 at 7pm.
Winter is happening at Lake Tahoe. Grab your skis or snowboard or rent them, and get to a resort or take the dog on a cross country ski or snowshoe trek today before heading to the Beacon.
You’ve never been on the lake?
Here’s your chance every Wednesday, January 8, 2014 through March 19, 2014
Get a 1.5 hour cruise, live music with Ike and Martin, and a beer for just $10.
To celebrate Easter, J.S.Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew will be presented by TOCCATA – The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area – April 12 – 18, 2014. Here’s your chance to experience what many consider to be Bach’s greatest masterpiece, the Passion of Christ, by our own local musicians.
Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on December 6th from 4pm to 8pm for First Friday.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
It’s been going on for 33 wacky and wild years.
North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.
Snowfest! take place February 28 through March 9, 2014 throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Don’t miss the Tahoe City Snowfest parade, Polar Plunge, Wacky Winter Bowling or the Stand Up Paddle Race.
Meet our local heroes – Rasco, Tucker, Boon, Wylee, Smoke, Lily, Ellie Mae, Boomer and Murphy, shown here with his handler Eric, on March 4, 2014 for a fundraiser at North Tahoe Visitor Center.
Learn about avalanche awareness, and how the Squaw Valley Rescue Dogs save lives. Donations made at the event will help fund Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Avalance Search and Rescue dogs. Show your support for these amazing pups! read more →
The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Highway 28 in downtown Kings Beach between Secline Street and Chipmunk Street.
It’s time for dogs to show off their skills!
On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Snowfest returns to Tahoe Donner with the annual I-Did-A-Run event. This is the chance every dog dreams of – a moment to show off their skills and shine in the spotlight. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will compete in this entertaining timed dog pull race.
Glide, stride, or snowshoe your way through a gourmet lover’s on-snow wonderland at the annual Gourmet Ski Tour at the Tahoe Cross Country Center on Sunday, March 9th from 12:30 -2:30PM.
Work up a hearty appetite and experience quilt free noshing before, during, or after touring some of the cross country center’s 65 kilometers of beautiful forested trails.
The Sierra Nevada College English program brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for readings and book signings in intimate settings where audience members get to meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.
Readings are free and open to the public.
Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Star Tours.
Fascinated with Astronomy since he was given a telescope at age eight, Tony uses a unique mix of art and science to help his guests understand the view into space. He recites poems written for the purpose of describing the cosmos, he calls “Poastromy.
The Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College presents the fantasy/adventure Still Life With Iris March 14-23 in the Duke Theatre. Written by Steven Dietz, this award-winning play chronicles a young girl’s quest to regain her memory, her past, and with them, her home. read more →
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 12, 2014.
Author and Sierra Nevada Native, Gary D. Noy, will launch his newest book, Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, at the South Lake Tahoe Library May 20, 2014 at 6pm. read more →
Skip the gym. Head to the Annual TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 5th 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.
So you love to write, but lack the discipline or motivation.
Here’s your chance to connect with your local writing community and improve your writing practice during this 6-week creative writing workshop Monday nights with Karen Terrey February 3 – March 17, 2014.
From the history of speedboats to sea planes and elegant wooden boats, to dive explorations and tales from the Lake in the Sky, the Tahoe Maritime Museum preserves our nautical heritage.
The Tahoe Escape: Surviving the Great Depression exhibit at the Tahoe Maritime Museum examines the many interests, social forces, and developments of the Great Depression and the culture of escapism through the maritime vessels influenced by those forces.
Oral Histories from longtime Tahoe locals interviewed for this exhibit further enhance the display.
Join a US Forest Service ranger for an interpretive tour over the snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm., Jan. 17-April 11, 2014.
The tour explores the natural and cultural history of the Lake Tahoe Basin, highlighting topics such as water quality, watershed restoration, habitat improvement, fire and fuels management and responsible recreation. Both intermediate level skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to join. read more →
Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about Lake Tahoe, climate change and global warming effects on lakes of the world on June 17, 2014 starting at 6pm at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College)for a $5 donation.
UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Dr. Charles Goldman. In 1959, Dr. Goldman formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.
The biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.
The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach August 15 through 17th.
Join the LTCC Theatre Arts Department for a night of laughter and off-the-wall comedy provided by the department’s own improvisation group, Random Acts of Improv.
This one-night-only performance will be presented Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets are just $5 at the door.
John Rice, GM of Sierra-at-Tahoe, will perform in the Sierra Pub on February 22, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm with The Rice Brothers.
The live show is free and sure to help you work out those tired ski muscles. Sing and toast the leading ladies of Sierra-at-Tahoe, that would be our very own Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter, on a job well done in Russia. Way to go girls!
Sing along to your favorites songs and suggest a few for the crew as you share a brew to last the whole night through.
Ten years ago, the Squaw Valley community banded together to throw a prom – not a high school prom, a ski town prom in which all proceeds went to charity.
On February 22, 2014, the Squaw Valley Prom will be hosted by the High Fives Foundation with all ticket proceeds benefiting their amazing non-profit organization. This year’s theme will be Spring Break ’99.
Lake of the Sky Outfitters will be showing the film “Storm over Everest” on Friday February 28th at 7:00pm. Perfect timing for two big storms hitting Tahoe this week.
This gripping story is about the 1996 tragedy on Mt. Everest which was originally chronicled in the book “Into Thin Air”. Produced by American climber and film maker David Breashears who was on the mountain as the events unfolded on that fateful night and participated in the rescue attempts. He takes us back to the mountain and also interviews survivors of the event. read more →
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on February 28, 2014 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. The band plays at the Senior Center, on the last Friday of every month.
The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas. Click here to listen to them now! read more →
Looking for something fun and educational to do as a family?
Check out the free family Science Expo on March 19, 2014 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College. Admission is free.
Come early or stay late for the CHALLENGER PLANETARIUM SHOW Playing at 3, 4, 5, and 6 p.m. RSVP required for this portion.
It’s a space ship! No.
It’s a Farm!
No, it’s a museum and fun zone just for kids.
If you still think that “New School” equates to stretch pants that leave nothing to the imagination, rear-entry boots and old skinny skis, then you’ll fit right in at Mt. Rose’s Slide Back Retro Party, February 22, 2014. Break all of the ski fashion laws on this one-day only event– at the always-chic Winters Creek Lodge. Sport your finest Day Glow Stretch Pants to win some great prizes too!
It will be a kid’s world at Squaw Valley USA when the resort hosts Kid-O-Rama, a week-long kids extravaganza, February 14 through February 22, 2014.
Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines, as well as an outdoor kids’ concert and Dance Party on Ice at High Camp.
Bears of Lake Tahoe.
Learn how to live with, protect and respect these marvelous creatures at the North Tahoe Arts Center during the “Paint the Bear” event sponsored by the Bear League right after the Snowfest Parade on Saturday, March 1, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The parade starts at 11:30am in Tahoe City and marks the beginning of SnowFest!
Everyone loves Miss Marcia.
It’s easy to see why. Marcia Sarosik has been teaching dance in South Lake Tahoe for over two decades.
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, in collaboration with Nevada Shakespeare Company, is proud to present its annual D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare FREE performance of Shakespeare every August.
This highly interactive production is set in contemporary times and created with the young audience member in mind. The performance is free for kids and their chaperones, and takes place at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe.
Children are invited to spend the day with scientists in August every year, to learn about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe.
The annual Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) located in Incline Village.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (TOCCATA) continues its 9th annual Winter MusicFest with the “Paul Guttman Piano Competition Winner” concert series February 9, 11, 13 and 14, 2014.
The program opens with Bach’s choral masterpiece Magnificat, featuring vocal soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz and Katharine DeBoer, sopranos, Albert Lee and Sherman Modeste, tenors and Chris Langton and Stuart Duke, baritones. read more →
Keeping a nature sketchbook is a great way to deepen awareness, discovery, and memories of our environment while enjoying the outdoors.
Join naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws, for a sketching in nature workshop on February 2, 2014 at Sorensen’s Resort that will inspire you to head outdoors with sketchbook in hand.
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.
In classic style, Sierra-at-Tahoe is teaming up once again with the Barton Foundation to give back to the South Lake Tahoe Community.
Way to go Sierra!
Help raise money for South Lake Tahoe non-profits during the Sierra-at-Tahoe Snowsports Week, February 11 through 13, 2014.
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents an enlightening public lecture on the science of music on Thursday, February 6. Entitled “Music, Memory and the Brain,” it features Dr. Petr Janata of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and his research on neurological links between music and memories.
Their motto is “Keep Tahoe Kind”.
The Lake Tahoe Humane Society offers “Learn to Draw and Paint Animals” classes for Young Artists every year at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe. The minimal class fee includes art materials and live furry models.
Sierra College Insights presents “Unexpected Encounters in Nepal,” an engaging and free talk by three veteran educators from Tahoe on Friday, Jan. 31.
Doors will open for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the visually rich presentation will take place at 7 p.m.
Attendees will also hear about a 125-mile trek and surprising encounter with Sir Edmund Hillary from painting, drawing and design professor McAdoo, and Derek Larson will share his chance encounter with the Dalai Lama.
Ever wonder what spices are in Jerk Seasoning? What exactly is Chat and Garam Masala?
Learn how to blend exotic herb and spice mixtures at the Heart Rock Herb & Spice Blending Class presented by Master Gardner Diane Weidinger on January 30, 2014 at 7pm.
To give us a taste of the good life, Sierra-at-Tahoe is hosting wine tastings with award-winning wineries from El Dorado, at the doorstep to South Shore throughout the ski season.
Join Madroña Vineyard’s winemaker, enjoy spectacular views and pair different varietals with the delicious food of the 360° Smokehouse BBQ on January 31, 2014
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