“Conversations with History” on June 30, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm features a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay, and an intimate conversation with long-time park advocate and historian Helen Smith who spent 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner.
All proceeds will support the Sierra State Parks Foundation earmarked to provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm. Other dates: July 30 and August 27.
Create art for books, cards or any medium at Bona Fide Books in Meyers. Books in this photo were made by Karen Cutter. Because Bona Fide loves all things books, they’ve started a Sunday afternoon club for lovers of book art.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. Located among the majestic sugar pines on the West Shore, Ehrman Mansion or Pine Lodge is a fascinating example of the opulent tradition in Tahoe summer homes with meticulous landscaping still intact today.
Historic House Tours take place May 23, 2015 through September 30, 2015 daily between 10:30am and 3:30pm. read more →
When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
The Motherhood Out Loud play with local performers takes place at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on May 9. read more →
The first two stages of the expanded women’s portion of the Amgen CA race will be hosted by South Lake Tahoe, May 8 – 9, 2015. The competition will continue in Sacramento, May 10, 2015, with a third racing stage , the same day as the overall men’s start of the Amgen Tour of California. read more →
The Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) has been bringing professional performing artists to local school children and the community for over 28 years. As a non-profit, bi-state organization it is only funded through donations.
Don’t miss the Spaghetti Night Fundraiser at Bert’s Cafe to raise funds for TAP on May 14, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
To help mark the late Malcolm X’s birthday, Lake Tahoe Community College is hosting a screening of his most famous speech followed by a faculty panel discussion on Tuesday, May 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Board/Aspen Room inside the library building.
This is a free event, and the entire community is welcome and encouraged to participate.
The event begins with a screening of “The Ballot or the Bullet,” one of Malcolm X’s most famous speeches, delivered at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964.
A Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch offers a monthly forum for people to discuss and learn more about ways to strengthen communities, make towns safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, and help protect Lake Tahoe’s amazing natural resources.
Gary Bell, owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works in South Lake Tahoe since 1980, thinks making our town more bike friendly is a grand idea. He’ll be discussing The Bike’s Impact on Tahoe’s Economy on May 20th from Noon to 1:30 at LTCC.
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.”
Famed Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne will bring the Tahoe Tales of the legendary writer and humorist to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe on May 23, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm.
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold “The Muscles and Bones of Conscious Dance,” a 6 week series on Wednesdays, April 22 thru May 27, 2015, at Mountain Yoga Studio for just $85 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.
Ann will hold a free class on Wednesday, April 15.
“The intelligence of our bodies not constrained by our conditioning becomes movement medicine – our birth rite.” Emilie Conrad said it best. Amen. And, Ann brings us the space and delivers!
Meet Carolyn Forché, award-winning poet and human rights advocate, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th in LTCC’s Aspen Room. This free event is open to the public and made possible through a grant the foundation received from the Parasol Foundation. Books will be available for purchase.
Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. read more →
Learn about native plants, birds and animals at the Native Species Festival presented by the USFS from 10am-4pm on May 30 at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.
Visit educational booths set up by public agencies and nonprofits to learn more about Lake Tahoe’s native plants and animals, including black bears, bats, beaver, and Tahoe yellow cress.
John Muir’s Great-great-grandson, Robert Hanna, will share an intimate view of John Muir during a very special presentation at the Library on May 30 starting at 1 p.m.. “Growing Up Muir” offers a personal view of Muir from the perspective of his family. Free and open to the public.
Mr. Hanna will describe and uncover the many sides of Muir through family stories and never before seen photographs and writings.
Queens of England, ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, knight of horseback, squires and simpletons. They aren’t just the stuff of fairy tales. They’ll gather May 30th and 31st and June 5-6-7 for South Lake Tahoe’s favorite festival, the 23rd annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire. Be a part of history and come in costume, or come as you are and immerse yourself in games, theater and splendid Renaissance marketplace.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the annual National Trails Day® event on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Van Sickle Bi State Park to kick off the summer trail building season.
No experience is necessary. Groups and families are welcome.
The event is from 8:30am to 4pm. read more →
Families, art and music lovers, and history buffs can expect a spectacular season of entertainment on the shore of Lake Tahoe at this year’s Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival, June 17 – August 26, 2015. Free music on the lawn, boot stomping roots music in a 1920’s boathouse, classic theatre productions, outdoor art camps for kids, cultural dance performances and fine art shows are some of the many highlights that await 2015 festival goers. Tickets are on sale now at ValhallaTahoe.com.
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.
Tahoe stewardship efforts are legendary. From protecting native fishes like the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to our beloved open lands and cultural heritage, and fighting aquatic invasive species as Tahoe Keepers, we know it takes a community of locals and visitors to contribute.
Here’s your chance. Join California State Park Rangers and West Shore Sports at Ed Z’berg- Sugar Pine Point State Park for a full moon kayak tour while learning about Tahoe’s unique history on July 3, July 31, August 28, 2015 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Make your reservations quick. It’s only $40 and all proceeds will benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation so we can make much needed improvements to our Tahoe-based CA State Parks.
From ancient times through modern day, it’s one woman’s journey on the drum.
Learn how to play in a drum circle with Liz Broscoe at the Lake Tahoe Community College.
Moms of all ages are invited to enjoy a free morning of education, inspiration and relaxation on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8am to noon 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. ♥
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines April 4 through 19, 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.
The Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Party will be held at the Heavenly Village at Stateline on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm.
Enjoy live music, drinks, silent auction, hanging with the patrolers (and the Avalanche Rescue Dogs), and good times for a good cause.
Lake Tahoe’s one and only curling club, Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC), will host learn-to-curl sessions on Sunday, April 5, 2015 starting at 5:30 p.m. for those interested in giving this fast-growing Olympic sport a try. The event is open to the public, and will be held at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Rufus Allen Blvd.
It’s Easter so check before you go.
Connect with community and honor mother Earth at the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 25, from 10am to 3pm at the Bijou Community Park.
Get ready for juggling, dancing, stilt-walking, and clean fun. Free admission, and don’t forget to ride your bike!
Please join the LTCC Writers’ Series in Celebration of National Poetry Month with poets Gailmarie Pahmeier and Shaun T. Griffin on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aspen Room.
Discover dabblers, divers, and other feathered friends with local birder Jim Woods on April 1, 2015. Woods will show you where to look to find birds in their natural habitats, and will share his knowledge of birds and other local wildlife.
Catch birds in their native habitat, while having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show. read more →
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 →
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., February 2 through April 12, 2015, at the Top of the Heavenly Gondola.
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 →
Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adley Guirgis will play March 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30p.m., Sunday matinees March 15 and 22 at 2p.m. All performances take place in the Duke Theatre, inside the Fine Arts building at Lake Tahoe Community College.
“Eiger Solo” is a documentary of the first British solo ascent of the Eiger North Face by Welsh mountaineer Eric Jones, whose ultimate dream was to climb the notorious North Face of the Eiger, alone. The free showing is Friday, March 20, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Lake of the Sky Outfitters.
Portland, Oregon guitarist/bandleader Scott Pemberton is releasing his new album “Timber Rock” and will be making a stop in South Lake Tahoe with a special album release party at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Scott is an emerging force on the festival circuit, with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble funky band he is immediately recognizable and undeniably original. Local favorites Black Star Safari will open up this FNCTN show with live art from Will Eichelberger and drink specials form Tahoe Blue Vodka.
Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance on March 26, 2015 when they host award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been inspiring attendees to take action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world. The festival starts at 7 pm at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe. Doors at 6pm and show costs $15 in advance/$20 at the door.
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 11, 2015.
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 →
It’s the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 13, 2015 at Harrah’s.
The St. Patrick’s Day Party will feature a gourmet corn beef and cabbage buffet with all the fixings.
Bona Fide Books will host an art reception for plein air painter Ginny Schankerman Fri., March 6, 6:30-8:30 pm at its shop in Meyers. The local independent press will also kick off the opening of its print shop and community mercantile, featuring goods made in the print studio. This event is free and open to the public. read more →
Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series continues in March with a visit from nationally recognized novelist Gayle Brandeis, and short story writer Dimitri Keriotis on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Aspen Room, inside the library building on campus. The two will read selections from their works, answer audience questions about the writing process, and autograph copies of their books, which will be for sale at the event. It’s absolutely free to attend, and the public is welcome to attend.
The world’s most infamous betrayer gets his day in court at Lake Tahoe Community College this March.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a searingly funny, adult, and thought-provoking play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, will be presented in LTCC’s Duke Theatre March 13-22. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between Heaven and Hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of perhaps the New Testament’s most misunderstood and unexplained sinner.
The Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College is holding auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by Susan Boulanger, musical direction by Mark D. Williams, and choreography by Angela Smith. Auditions will be Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. in LTCC’s Duke Theatre. Callbacks will be Saturday, February 21 at 12 p.m. read more →
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold her annual Conscious Dance Workshop on February 21, 2015.
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.
Learn how tough Snowshoe Thompson really was during the 3-mile hike in the Van Sickle Bi-State Park on February 28, 2015 from 10am to 1pm with the TRT gang.
You’ll be crossing Snowshoe’s winter tracks over which he famously carried the mail for two decades in the mid-1800s back and forth from Genoa, Nevada to Hangtown, California. You’ll follow “Snowshoe” himself brought to life with Chautauqua performer Steve Hale of Comstock Characters. Bring your imagination and be prepared to be transported back to the winter of 1865.
The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is hosting the Fresh Tracks 5K Snowshoe Walk and Race on Feb. 22 at 10 am at Historic Camp Richardson Resort. Okay, this year no snowshoes required.
The beneficiaries are the Eric Nageotte-Lowe Scholarship Fund for the Heavenly Freestyle Team and Girls On the Run-Sierra.
Join Nancy McGuinness, Latin and Multicultural dance instructor for over 20 years, during her Zumba classes at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center Mondays through Thursdays. Only $8 drop in!
It’s a great way to lose weight, increase strength and coordination and to foster self-esteem and pure happiness.
Tom and Cheryl Millham of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care will be the guest speakers at the Tahoe Area Sierra Club meeting on January 29, 2015 at 7pm at Unity at the Lake Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.
On Friday, January 23, the FNCTN Winter Music Series will rock the Clubhouse inside the Lake Tahoe Golf Course with Forrest Day. Big Sticky Mess, a funky jam band from Davis, CA will open up the show with other entertainment including live painting, local sponsor and non-profit organization booths and sponsor giveaways. read more →
On January 23rd at 7:00 pm, you can watch K2: Siren of the Himalayas at Lake of the Outfitters at the Y in South Lake Tahoe.
Four world-class alpinists team up in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering in this breathtaking documentary. The film follows an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark K2 expedition.
The Sierra Avalanche Center is kicking off their Avalanche Awareness and Inspiration series at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm. Snow nerd extraordinaire Travis Feist will be talking avalanches and globetrotting adventurer Todd Offenbacher will be sharing stories and images from skiing in both the Arctic and Antarctica. read more →
FIRE AND WATER, How Global Warming is Changing California’s Weather and a Bipartisan Solution will be held Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at the South Lake Tahoe Library. California has been hit hard by drought and wildfires in recent years. These events have left many Californians wondering, is this extreme weather linked to global warming, and what can we expect for the future?
This image on right shows a visible Central Pacific Railroad tunnel No. 6 along the muddy banks of the Sacramento River near Lakeshore Drive in Lakehead due to Lake Shasta’s low lake levels. Read more at http://www.redding.com/news/relics-exposed-lake-shastakeep looking »