Squaw Valley Institute Presents Anna Cummins and The 5 Gyres Institute Dec 3 at the Resort at Squaw Creek
It is used virtually everywhere, and is polluting our planet and threatening our oceans at an alarming rate. To bring attention to this growing situation and help open a dialogue about what can be done to combat the problem, The Squaw Valley Institute presents Anna Cummins and The 5 Gyres Institute on December 3, 2015 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.
Our favorite local dancer, Ann Thennes, aka the Mountain Gypsy is holding two dance workshops to help us open to our Sacred Dance, learning its purpose and place in our lives.
You will be dancing in a sacred, supportive sanctuary. Women from all walks of life gathering together, dancing in this time honored ancient way. read more →
Under the masterful direction of James Rawie, The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area, aka TOCCATA, will perform Handel’s Messiah throughout the Lake Tahoe region December 12-20, 2015.
Selections from parts 1 and 3 of the Messiah will be performed as well as favorite carols which the audience is invited to join in. The Tahoe community can continue enjoying TOCCATA’s beloved holiday tradition. read more →
Check out the free literary and cultural events hosted by the Friends of the Library, that will take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Highway 50.
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, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Lake Tahoe Community College sociology and anthropology instructor Scott Lukas will present The World Expo and the Future of Culture: Reflections from World Expo 2015 Milan on Nov. 3 at 7pm.
Sierra Nevada River of Lies will be read by the author at Bona Fide Books in Meyers on November 7, 2015 from 4pm to 5:30pm.
Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series continues on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Roberta Mason Library with poet and journalist Ilyse Kusnetz, and teacher, farmer and poet Julia Shipley, who won the Melissa Lanitis Gregory 2015 Poetry Prize from Bona Fide Books.
The two writers will read selections from their works, answer audience questions about their writing process, and sign copies of their books, which will be for sale. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
The annual Santa Paws Photo Fundraiser for the Lake Tahoe Humane Society will be held November 14, 2015 from 11am to 5pm at Tahoe Production House.
For just $20, your pet will receive multiple poses with Tahoe’s original Santa Dog on a photo CD plus a raffle ticket. Bows and antlers are provided for photos if desired. read more →
“Pretty Faces,” an all-female ski and adventure sport film takes place on Dec. 3 at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee
The evening is presented by Patagonia and TMS with all raffle proceeds and a portion of event-night store specials going to the Tahoe Food Hub, a non-profit organization working to build a regional food system for North Lake Tahoe.
A free screening of the short documentary film, Ellis, a story of Ellis Island’s early years through the experience of one immigrant who passed through its doors, will take place at Lake Tahoe Community College on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. The 14-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by LTCC History and Ethnic Studies assistant professor Dr. Albert Ponce.
The SUMMIT movie chronicles the 2008 expedition to K-2 that turned from triumph into tragedy. There is limited seating, so please RSVP to 541-1027. Light refreshments will be served at this free movie event that includes a free raffle afterwards.
Lake of the Sky Outfitters is located at 1023 Emerald Bay Rd, next to McDonalds, in South Lake Tahoe.
Deck the “Valhalla Grand Hall” with boughs of holly,
‘Tis the season to be jolly and find community at the Valhalla Holiday Faire, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
It’s been a local holiday tradition for over a decade at South Lake Tahoe’s cultural hub, the Tallac Historic site taking place November 20-22, 2015.
OK. It’s not a huge distance, but it’s a lot of fun for the entire family and serious runners.
And, you can win a turkey and pumpkin pie at the South Tahoe Turkey Trot taking place Saturday, November 21, 2015, starting at 10 am.
Toast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations on the First Friday of each month at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
Riverside Studios art gallery includes a strong collection of artwork from local artists from around Lake Tahoe and Truckee, all hand crafted.
A collaboration of community medical doctors, health professionals and fitness instructors come together to provide a weekend on well-being, just for women. The annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, 2015
This favorite North Lake Tahoe event fuses Western practices with Eastern philosophy to offer a balanced weekend of information, inspiration, activities, food and wine, and local art too!
The Tahoe Safe Alliance is holding the 27th Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival fundraiser on November 7th at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was among the most famous of American humorists, writers and lecturers. His name was derived from the shout used to mark how deep the water was in steamships “Mark Twain!” in other words, mark two fathoms.
On the occasion of Mark Twain’s 180th birthday, A Performance by McAvoy Layne will take place Saturday, November 7, at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Cocktails start at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6pm. Then the trouble begins at 7.
It’s an annual North Lake Tahoe tradition, and a great party!
Get a taste of our local cuisine and regional wine during the annual Passport to Dining in Kings Beach held at the North Tahoe Events Center on November 12, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.
It’s the biggest Nordic swap in North Lake Tahoe where you’ll find skate skis, touring skis, backcountry and telemark gear, boots, poles, snowshoes, kid’s sleds, winter clothing, and more. Winter is on!
It’s also a major fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association based in Tahoe City. The Annual Cross Country Ski Swap takes place Saturday, November 14th starting at 10 AM.
Lake Tahoe is well known for many things, but Celtic music?
Now you can jam with other Celtic musicians every Wednesday night at McP’s Taphouse Grill with Sean Cummings, “The Tahoe Bagpiper.”
Sean brings over 30 years performing experience and seven generations of clan tradition playing the music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe.
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, hosts her magical annual Conscious Dance at Marcia Sarosiks Dance Studio Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 7am.
The dance is free form expression and moving meditation to help you make a conscious connection with your mind, body, spirit and the heartbeat of mother earth. Dance at your own pace with the intention to ground, release and integrate energy rising from our source, Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Choir and LTCC Chorus, conducted by Choir Director Anna Helwing, will put on a double performance of “Christmas Around the World,” a multicultural feast of traditional carols and lullabies including Russian, German, English, Polish, and American musical flavors sung in original languages.
Performances are Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in LTCC’s Duke Theatre, and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on Lyons Ave. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, and children under five are free.
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 10:30 am.
Climbing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.
On November 19, at 7pm local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge with his show “Climbing in India: From the Ganges River to the Rooftop of the Himalaya.”
It’s the official beginning of winter for many skiers and snowboarders.
Warren Miller’s 66th movie, Chasing Shadows, features big mountain skiing with local skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe at the most exotic settings imaginable. Chasing Shadow pays homage to the 66 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller to every end of the winter world.
The movies show at Olympic Valley Inn Nov 27 and 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
With forecasts of El Niño ushering a potentially epic winter into the Sierra, Tahoe Mountain Sports’ upcoming Avalanche Education Series will help ensure the safety of you and your backcountry partners. Tahoe Mountain Sports’ 2015-16 Avy Education Series presented by Ortovox is a free, three-part opportunity to learn practices that can keep you safe while participating in backcountry snow sports. Raffles will benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.
Lights, trees, action! Lake Tahoe community members and visitors are invited to celebrate the holiday season at the seventh annual Festival of Trees and Lights.
The family-friendly festival runs from December 2 through December 6 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. This year, all proceeds will support prevention programs and trauma services for Barton Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center. read more →
Did you know… historically, the majestic Sugar Pines accounted for 25% of Tahoe’s mixed-conifer forests. Today, this glorious tree makes up less than 5% of our forest composition due to a non-native invasive fungus. But they’re coming back, thanks to the Sugar Pine Foundation and you who have been at it for 10 years now.
Did you also know that the Sugar Pines are the world’s largest species of pine? Looks like it from the size of John on the Nemesis.
Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 11, 2015 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure and Tahoe mountain culture, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases breathtaking video footage of adventure thrill seekers as they ski, bike, jump, climb and surf around the world.
Dr. Kim Bateman will kick off the spring 2016 series at Sierra College with “Wicked Witches and Big Bad Wolves: The Wild Within” on Jan. 8, 2016. Evoking angst and suspense with images and selections from childhood bedtime stories, Dr. Bateman’s captivating presentation will highlight the dichotomy between traditional legends and contemporary fairytales.
The South Lake Tahoe Christmas Bird Count on Monday, December 14th, will be held from 8am until sundown, is a chance to do some birding in the winter, socialize with other birders and contribute to the largest, longest running citizen science program in the world.
Novices to experts are all welcome for this fun winter event that focuses the 7.5 mile radius count circle on the Upper Truckee River mouth at Cove East.
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on the last Friday of every month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
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 →
Nature’s art show is in full display as the Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek for their annual dance of life. The deep red of these non-native fish against the backdrop of the golden aspen along the creek is as stunning as the strength and determination of the running salmon.
The Kokanee were introduced to Lake Tahoe in 1944.
The annual Kokanee Salmon Festival takes place October 3 and 4, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. read more →
Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.
It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 3 and 4, 2015.
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.
Dianne Jennings will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route in beautiful Hope Valley, on October 4 and 5, 2015. Using Frank Tortorich book, Gold Rush Trail and Hiking the Gold Rush Trail, Dianne will present a slide show and share readings from some of the settlers’ journals about their tales and hardships as they passed through Hope Valley and Carson Pass.
Sierra weather is fickle. It can be feast or famine. According to Lisa Berry, wildflower aficionado and Lake Tahoe Community College adjunct instructor, in wildflower terms it can result in a distinct advantage. Berry has been leading wildflower hikes and studying the area’s wildflowers for almost a decade. This year’s dry winter season resulted in something she said she has never seen before.
Berry will be talking about her findings and presenting a slideshow of her discoveries on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in LTCC’s Aspen Room. The talk is free and open to the public. read more →
Hikers can experience the early emigrants’ journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains without reliving the dangers October 3 and 4, 2015 by participants in the Annual Donner Party Hike.
Mark your calendars for the annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m.
Wine lovers, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers will once again indulge in delicious food samples paired with some of the finest vintages, as they shop and stroll in the historic western ski town of Truckee, Calif.
Head to North Lake Tahoe this October for Downtown Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest. In addition to boasting award winning dining, independent shops, a new cinema and affordable lodging, the Tahoe City Downtown Association presents Oktoberfest from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2015.
Join Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) for the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Truckee October 9th and 10th at the Community Art Center.
MAP will host film sessions focused on environmental films with themes including Adventure with a Purpose, Special Places, Water, Fish, and a special screening of Valley Uprising on Friday October 9th, a portion of the ticket price will benefit the Save Donner Summit campaign. read more →
Watch the world’s top freeskiers have a blast in some of the best ski locations on the planet on the first ski film of the season, Fade to Winter, at Olympic Village Lodge on October 15, 2015.
Truckee’s fifth Historical Haunted Tour will thrill attendees on October 15 and 16, 2015. The Tour celebrates bygone days in the bustling railroad town with captivating stories offering spooky and unexpected twists that will delight guests looking for a fun night out on the town.
Known for their simplicity, intimacy and daring, New Chamber Ballet performs with only four dancers and only two musicians October 15-17 at Tahoe Haus in Tahoe City. Christin Hanna, founder of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective and a Tahoe City native, was also one of the founding members of the New Chamber Ballet.
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines October 17 through 25, 2015.
Sugar pines and other white pines are plagued by a non-native invasive pathogen. White pine blister rust kills about 90% of sugar pines it infects. Scientists and restoration managers have agreed that the only effective restoration strategy is to identify seed trees resistant to the rust and plant their progeny.
This is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.
Writers, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 9-11, 2015 for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site.
This literary mash-up will feature oral storytelling, theater performances and free readings, panels on craft, yoga, and a novel writing camp for kids. Highlights include a one-act playwriting contest, a Maker’s Station demo with bookbinding, letterpress, drum making, and found poetry and art. Ticketed events include a steampunk ball, workshops, and even a hike.
Dust off your bowler hat, lace up your high-heeled boots and join us for the first ever Tall Timber Ball on October 9, 2015.
Style it steampunk and join us under the timber beams of the Grand Hall while our fab DJ spins from the massive stone fireplace. Cool prizes will go to the most interesting looks of the night. read more →
Grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring the family and friends out to help restore the Truckee River at the annual Truckee River Day on October 18, 2015 starting at 9 AM.
You will be near streams and meadows, working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more.
Witness the incredible stretch of glorious aspen groves turning their brilliant gold throughout Hope Valley, and learn the science behind this natural phenomenon on October 9, 2015, starting at 9 a.m.
Winners of the inaugural WordWave One-Act Play Contest held this spring include new and seasoned playwrights whose work will be performed for the first time in staged readings at the historic Boathouse Theatre on Fri. Oct. 10, 7:30 pm, for just $10. Two winners took the prize: “Compromising Positions,” by Michelle Benson, and “Woman Running Late in a Dress,” by Dallas Woodburn, with an honorable mention going to “Man’s Best Friend” by Rod McFadden. read more →keep looking »