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 →
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 →
Bona Fide Books in Meyers, has an exciting line up of literary events and two readings — one on growing food in the Sierra and the other a thriller.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
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.
Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.
It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 5 and 6, 2013.
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 October 6-7, 2013 in beautiful Hope Valley.
Don’t miss this moment to walk with a historian who knows every inch of this special place.
When you see these elite climbers in action, you get a taste of their endless pursuit of adventure. Sender Films and Big UP Productions are bringing audiences a mind-blowing, palm-sweating pump-fest of climbing flicks for the 2013 REEL ROCK Film Tour.
You won’t believe some of the footage featured at the Reel Rock Film Tour playing Oct 11, 2013 at 7pm at the Lake Tahoe Community College for $15.
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines.
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. That is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.
On Oct. 11, 2013 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch poet Robert Krut’s award-winning collection “This Is the Ocean” with a reading and book signing as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series.
The event is free and open to the public. read more →
A new documentary film, “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard through a personal lens. The film follows Michele Josue, director of the film and a close friend of Shepard’s, as she travels to pivotal locations in his life, interviewing friends and family members, and gaining insight into the life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard.
The film will have its Northern California premiere at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.
If you’ve ever wanted to play poker with your dog, here’s your chance.
The 9th Annual Mutt Strut Poker Run takes place October 13, 2013 starting at 11am.
Walk, or run, 1.2 miles with your dog while you build your poker hand. All the proceeds benefit ACT’s spay-neuter program and the El Dorado County Animal Shelter.
It’s a favorite South Lake Tahoe event and fund raiser for local kids.
The 20th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Classic takes place October 14, 2013 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Witness the incredible stretch of glorious aspen groves turning their brilliant gold throughout Hope Valley, and learn the science behind this natural phenomenon on a hike with botanist Karen Weise on October 18 starting at 9 a.m.
Karen Wiese is a botanist with interests in plant ecology, restoration, soil science and plant- pollinator interactions. read more →
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on October 25, 2013 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
All ages are welcome to this fun family event.
The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is hosting the annual Food Fest on October 26, 2013 from 6:30-10 pm at Harvey’s Convention Center to raise funds for enrichment programs in all schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.
You’ve heard of the farm to fork movement, right? Get a taste of Tahoe arts and mountain culture at the 4th annual Sample the Sierra festival in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, September 1st from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To whet your appetite, an appetizer of events will take place throughout El Dorado County before the main event on Sunday, where businesses will show off their local wine, produce, products, art and talent. read more →
Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs, sunscreen and relax near the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, under the large ponderosa pines that are famous at the Tallac Historic Site.
Free music takes place every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Valhalla Grand Lawn.
Bring your owner to celebrate the Dog Days of Tahoe at Cove East on September 3rd during the Doggie Day event presented by the California Tahoe Conservancy.
The free event takes place from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the end of Venice Drive. If you drive, remember you have to pay to park – bark!
Locals already know how to enjoy a triple-leisure day that includes a bike ride, paddle and community gathering. Throw in some volunteer trail work, trash pick up, and AIS removal and you’re a local.
To help visitors connect to our mountain culture and join in as stewards, Sustainable Tahoe has created a 2-day outdoor exposition of our favorite adventures and local culture led by local experts. Tahoe Expo on September 7 and 8 features guided tours from two of Tahoe’s most spectacular shoreline venues and feature native Washoe and Paiute culture, crafting and ceremonies. read more →
Autumn in Lake Tahoe is the perfect time to take care of our gardens and get them ready for next season. It’s also a time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming season as signified by the “Goddess of Autumn Abundance” illustration shown here by South Lake Tahoe artist Kristen Schwartz, which represents the celebration of Autumn harvest and the spreading of seeds for renewal.
Learn fall garden tips at the Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden on Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm during one of favorite local events, Autumn Fest. read more →
Lady Jill is at it again.
She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her five day workshop, September 16-20, based out of Sorensen’s Resort.
Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.
It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe. So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.
It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Camp Richardson in South Shore to Kings Beach in North Shore on September 15th starting at 8am sharp.
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 September 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. in LTCC’s Aspen Room. The talk is free and open to the public. read more →
Every year Stewardship Day combines field education in forest ecology, defensible space, soil conservation, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects.
Join hundreds of Tahoe Basin community members to help improve forest health at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday, September 28, in Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers from 9am to 2pm. The League welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities.
The 3rd Annual Climbing Festival & Bouldering Competition in Meyers will take place on September 28, 2013. To make it even more exciting, a high line feature will be added over a 50X50 foot air bag, and the dyno wall will hover over a 30X35 foot air bag.
Celebrate Tahoe’s beauty and athleticism by playing on our Sierra Nevada granite that is the bedrock of Tahoe mountain culture.
Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear fire fighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, watch the fire fighters compete, learn about fire resistant construction, and enjoy a Kiwanis BBQ at FireFest on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10am to 3pm.
You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.
Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-9:00 pm every Thursday through August 29th.
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.
Learn about our natural surroundings and mountain culture including wildlife, fly fishing, stargazing at the Lake Tahoe at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater in South Lake Tahoe throughout the summer.
The audience calls out suggestions. A group of actors who enjoy walking a theatrical tight rope, improvise a scene on the spot.
The audience laughs and then the actors do it again, and the audience laughs again…you get the picture. And so it will go during a night of improvisation theater with Tahoe Improv Players at the Tallac Historic Site on August 6 and August 20 at 7:30pm.
Return to the Roaring 20′s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August 10 and 11, 2013.
While costumes are not mandatory, you may look out of place without one. Throughout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates—vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, special sales of period appropriate items and sale of the annual Gatsby poster.
Niall McGuinness, Trey Stone and John Shipley will perform live at the Music on the Beach fundraiser for the Tahoe Arts Project on Thursday, August 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.
Suggested donation is just $10 per person to see these three local legends while you support art programs for local school children.
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