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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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!!!
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 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.
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 →
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.
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.
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
The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time.
Since the time may vary based on the full moon, riders and horses, click here for updates.
The annual re-ride is a 10-day, 24-hour per day, non-stop event with 500 riders and horses riding the 1,966 mile route. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation, even surpassing the famed Iditarod. read more →
If you’ve always wanted to jump in the lake during the winter, here’s your chance.
Don’t miss the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, March 29th at Zephyr Cove Resort in South Shore.
And it’s for a great cause.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), Sugar Pine Foundation and Explore Tahoe for a 3 mile hike through Van Sickle State Park on Saturday, January 11th, between 10AM and 1 PM for its annual National Winter Trails Day extravaganza.
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. Check back for a list of summer derby bouts here.
Have you ever wondered what our animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe bears really hibernate? Exactly what IS hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?
Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for Winter Wildlife Survival on January 22, 2014 in South Shore for a slide show and fascinating presentation. read more →
The annual Santa Paws Photo Fundraiser for the Lake Tahoe Humane Society will be held December 7, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.
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 →
The third annual Meyers Tree Lighting will be held Friday. Dec. 6, 2013 from 5-7 pm in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. The Christmas fire truck and Santa, via the Cal Star helicopter, will return and music will be added to the mix.
Complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. The event is free and open to the public. read more →
Tahoe-based nonprofit – The Zawadisha Fund – is teaming up again with Bona Fide Books to offer an opportunity to shop locally while having global impact this holiday season.
Connect with contemporary local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at the 3rd Annual Zawadisha Holiday Bazaar on Sat., Dec. 7th, from 10am-3pm at Bona Fide Books,1069 Magua Street in Meyers, CA. All vendor space fees benefit the Zawadisha Fund. read more →
The Tahoe Choir’s 42nd annual Christmas Concert will feature “For the Love of Music” on December 7 and 8, 2013.
Step back in time and into the South Lake Tahoe Museum for its annual Holiday in History event Saturday, December 7th from 11am-7pm and Sunday, December 8th from 11am-3pm.
The doors to history and the holiday spirit kick off with free refreshments around the Victorian tree, calls to Santa’s helpers at the North Pole, and tours of the 1930′s log cabin, fully furnished with bedroom and bath in the loft, a reliable tenant and BMP complete! read more →
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold a one-day “Aligning with the Winter Solstice” Dance Retreat on December 14, 2013 from 10am to 4pm working with the mystery and magic of conscious dance, dancing with and honoring the returning of the light.
The retreat will be a day of dance journeys, movement, and meditation to dance and align ourselves with and honor the energies of winter, grounding ourselves for the holidays, dancing the original meaning of this time of season. It’s a day of celebrating the ancient ritual of the Winter Solstice. read more →
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 14, 2013 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases clips from the best action sports films of the year, along with theatrical stunts and jaw-dropping imagery by Aurora photos and lots of prizes and tributes to our mountain culture.
The Friends of the South Lake Library will host David Foster, international artist and sculptor specializing in traditional and contemporary fine art applications, on December 10, 2013 at 6pm.
Foster will share with us his life in the little Tuscan town of Pietrasanta, Italy as he follows in the footsteps of Michelangelo. read more →
Toast our town with the local shops and art galleries at the Heavenly Village during the Winter Wine Walk party on December 12th, from 5:30-8:30pm.
With your Wine Walk passport, you’ll get raffle tickets and a wine glass for tastings during your tour of 15 businesses. Free valet parking is included for this Tahoe Chamber Business After Hours Mixer (BAHM!)
The 3rd Annual Shred for Sushi rail jam event will be held in the parking lot next to Sushi Pier, located at 177 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Stateline, NV. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm (registration from 5:30- 6:30 pm). read more →
Gather together with Unity at the Lake and the Bittmans for its annual fundraiser, “Harvesting Our Dreams”, on November 1, 2013, 5:30-9:30PM at Harvey’s Convention Center.
The South Lake Tahoe event will includes dinner, live music and dancing with Dory’s new band, “Mo Betta Blues”, a silent auction and lots of schmoozing! Tickets are only $35.
He set the high water mark for fascinating tales about mountain culture. Mark Twain liked to say, “Good friends, good books. This is the ideal life.”
The South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library has taken this very poignant quote to heart and is hosting a unique fundraising event, “A Toast to Twain”, on November 3, 2013, from 4-7 PM.
Presented by McAvoy Layne, you’ll think you’re sitting with the man himself. read more →
Known as the “Best of Tahoe,” it’s one of our favorite annual South Lake Tahoe events to raise money for our community while savoring delectable local cuisine and regional wines.
And, it’s been going on for 43 years now – wow! An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting presented by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at Harrah’s starting at 6pm.
It’s been 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was tortured and left for dead, tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming.
The horrible crime and how the community dealt with it was the focus of “The Laramie Project,” a theatrical production that came to LTCC’s Duke Theatre in 2010. In the years since the play’s creators first interviewed townspeople about their feelings, Matthew Shepard became an important icon in the fight for gay rights – a fight that has led to remarkable change in recent months. But how did the passing of time affect the town where the murder took place? And what of the two men found responsible for Shepard’s death? read more →
OK. It’s not a huge distance, but it’s a lot of fun for the entire family.
And, you can win a turkey and pumpkin pie at the Turkey Trot Races taking place Sunday, November 17, 2013. Sign up at 10am.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity with Venerable Lobsang Dhonden, Tibetan Yoga Teacher from Lhodak, Tibet who will teach Pranayana & Asana Yoga Workshops November 16 through 19, 2013 for a $20 suggested donation.
Deck the “Valhalla Grand Hall” with boughs of holly,
‘Tis the season to be jolly and to find locally made products and art at the Valhalla Holiday Faire,
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 22-24, 2013
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail. Their goal, complete their journey in 25 days, while capturing the amazing sights and sounds they encounter along the way. read more →
It’s become an annual tradition for many that marks the beginning of the winter season at Lake Tahoe.
And, it helps South Lake Tahoe kids learn more beyond skiing and snowboarding. The 25th annual Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation Ski Swap takes place Friday & Saturday, November 22 and 23 at Montbleu Convention Center in South Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will raise funds for the South Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:30-10pm at Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe.
One of our favorite South Lake Tahoe local shops doesn’t call the biggest bargain shopping day of the year Black Friday.
Gaia-Licious calls it Green Friday to reflect our passion for local art, community and environmentally friendly gifts. And, they’re giving away free gifts to those who go the extra mile on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm.
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 23rd annual Kokanee Salmon Festival takes place October 5 and 6, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. read more →
The 23rd annual Tahoe Toy Run will be rolling through South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
The South Lake Tahoe event is a major fundraiser for Christmas Cheer, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food to needy families and Christmas toys to underprivileged children in the community.keep looking »