Matt Palmer | Village at Squaw

Celebrating Earth Day
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival returns to The Village at Squaw Valley on Earth Day on April 22. One of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the region, the free community event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy. A diverse array of booths welcome hands-on participation, with a special focus on climate science education at this year’s event: get dirty in the compost zone, understand your carbon footprint, explore sea level rise and check out The Discovery Zone hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. The event also boasts a Trashion show, climate change short films, dancing and live music from Serina Dawn Band and Sol Horizon.

This year also includes the national March for Science, a nationwide movement to demonstrate a passion for science and call for support and safeguarding of the scientific community. A series of climate change short films will be screened on a 26-minute loop and are family friendly. TART will be providing free bus service to the event. | tahoetruckeeearthday.com

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day | April 22
9-11 a.m. | Morning March for Science
11 a.m-4 p.m. | Discovery Zone
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Climate Change films
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Serina Dawn Band
12-12:30 p.m. | Children’s “Guide to Planet Earth”
12:45-3 p.m. | Burrito Bingo2-2:15 p.m. | Asha Dancers
2:15-3 p.m. | Envirolution Trashion Show
3-3:30 p.m. | Community March for Science
3-6 p.m. | Après with Patagonia Provisions
3:30-5 p.m. | Sol Horizon

South Tahoe Earth Day
Earth Day celebrations on the South Shore return on April 29 to recognize, celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues at Bijou Community Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability and reducing the ecological footprint. Enjoy local music and dance, swing through the Kid Zone to make recycle-themed arts and crafts, enjoy face painting and visit the educational booths and local vendors. Food and local crafts will be available for purchase. There will be a free bike valet. Check Web site for schedule. | southtahoeearthday.org


 

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EVERY TUESDAY

Preschoolers wanted Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers Preschool Story Time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Each week is themed. | (530) 546-2012

Toddler Time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Crack the code Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts an Hour of Code on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. This introduction to computer programming for Grades 3 and higher is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Children can choose from a variety of fun projects. | (775) 832-4130

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Babes in Bookland Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 months to 2 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Just heavenly South Lake Tahoe
Wine Wednesdays at The Loft in Heavenly is from 4 to 7. Free wine tasting from different featured winery each week. Half off all house and selected wines by the glass. Free guest speaker and/or tasting notes from featured winery. | (530) 523-8024

EVERY THURSDAY

Bring your binoculars Incline Village, Nev.
Village Green Bird Walks from 7:30 to 9 a.m. with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science every Thursday from May 4 to June 8. Enjoy a leisurely stroll observing birds, identifying songs, calls and field marks. Open to birders of all experiences. Meet at Aspen Grove parking lot. | (775) 298-0067

Discuss what’s happening Incline Village, Nev.The Conversation Café is a drop-in conversation forum hosted by the Senior Programs staff at Aspen Grove Community Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m. every week except holidays. Participate with people sharing diverse views and a passion for engaging with others over topics and news. $2 donation includes continental breakfast. | (775) 832-1310

Story Time Tahoe City
Tahoe City Library hosts Pre-Schooler Story Time for ages 5 and younger every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | (530) 583-3382

Toddler Story Time Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts story time every Thursday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. with stories, puppets, music and movement for ages 6 months to 3 years. | (775) 832-4130

Preschool story time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 years and older. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Wine voyages Olympic Valley
Dive into the cellar at PlumpJack Bar & Café to learn about wine varietals, regions and discover new worldly wines to love. Flights available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. through April 27. | squawalpine.com

Help with computers Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers ongoing computer help from 3 to 4 p.m. First Thursdays of the month are “Beginners Basic Instruction,” second Thursdays are “Computers Questions with Carl LeBlanc,” third Thursdays are “Everything iPhone” and fourth Thursdays are differing themes about technology. | (530) 546-2021

EVERY FRIDAY

Ahoy, lil’ matey Tahoe City
Tahoe Maritime Museum hosts preschool story time: Ships, Sails and Nautical Tales from 11 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday. The program is directed at ages 3 to 5 and will feature books that have maritime themes. | danielle@tahoemaritime.org 

Watching as a family Tahoe Donner
Enjoy a free family movie every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. with G and PG movies. | (530) 582-9669

APRIL 20 | THURSDAY

About the river Truckee
Truckee River Watershed Council hosts River Talk, a one-hour virtual tour of the projects throughout the watershed. It is a chance for guests to learn about the council’s work and offer comments and feedback. At 8 a.m. in the TRWC office. | RSVP (530) 550-8760

TERC Talks Incline Village, Nev.
Dr. Ben Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis will talk on “Global Climate Change: How much can we rely on the natural world to fix our problem.” Learn about the current state of these carbon sinks, their vulnerability to future changes and how global climate policies are susceptible to the sustainability of natural carbon-dioxide uptake. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

From bah to zzzz TruckeeStop Counting Sheep! Improve Your Sleep is a free community health talk at Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Greg Tirdel and Nikki Dean discuss how sleep affects health and offer strategies to improve it. | (530) 587-3769

APRIL 21 | FRIDAY

Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All are welcome. | (775) 832-4130

Creating bridges Truckee
Sierra College Insights presents “Creation and Darwin’s Galapagos,” with science professor Derek Larson. Professor Larson will review the specifics of evolutionary theory and explore examples of how evolution is researched today along with his discussion of his trip to the Galapagos. He will outline controversy over the theory at Darwin’s time, ending with a discussion on how that divide continues to this day and how to bridge it in the future. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; program 7 to 8:15 p.m. Free. | Register sierracollege.edu

APRIL 22 | SATURDAY

Mother Earth is calling Olympic Valley
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2017 is at the Village at Squaw Valley. The festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides a multitude of educational booths on the topics of watershed health, forest health, pollution prevention, alternative energy, waste management, local art, live music and dance and more. | tahoetruckeeearthday.com

Hole in snow
Alpine Meadows
Ditch the ski jacket for a collared shirt and khakis for the Alpine Meadows’ 34th annual Snow Golf Tournament, the only top-to-bottom snow golf course. This highly anticipated spring event is a unique way to spend a day on the slopes with the whole family. The nine-hole course starts at the top of Summit Express Chair and meanders its way down the mountain with the last holes bringing competitors back to the bottom of Alpine Bowl Chair. | squawalpine.com

Walk with scientists Olympic Valley
March for Science at Tahoe Truckee Earth Day at Village at Squaw at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Those interested in marching should contact Heather Babcock Segale on the Facebook page. | http://facebook.com/tahoemarchforscience

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Bacon, Beer & Bluegrass Norden
Sugar Bowl hosts the Bacon, Beer & Bluegrass festival featuring bacon-themed tapas, Brewers Cabinet beers, drinks, live bluegrass and more. | sugarbowl.com

How spicy is yours Twin Bridges
Sierra-at-Tahoe hosts a Salsa Showdown at the Golden Bear Terrace. Participants can enter his or her salsas, traditional or fruity, to win a 2017-18 season pass. Competition is capped at the first 25 salsas entered. There will be a taco-eating contest, piñata, food specials and Spanish jams playing. | sierraattahoe.com

Soulfully elegant Stateline, Nev.
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra is hosting the 28th annual Elegant Evening at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be food, wine and vodka tastings, raffles and a silent auction that allows online bidding before the event. The Soul Experience featuring Trey Stone will provide the dance music. $75. | 501auctions.com/elegantevening/tickets

APRIL 25 | TUESDAY

Geology at work South Lake Tahoe
Dave Schnake of Tahoe Rim Trail Association will give a talk, “Geology of the Tahoe Basin,” at El Dorado County Library at 6 p.m. His talk will take guests around the Tahoe Rim Trail highlighting the amazing variety of geology here, the enormous geologic forces that led to the formation of Lake Tahoe and its geologic history. Free. | Register tahoerimtrail.org

Fallen Leaf’s role South Lake Tahoe
John Kleppe, Ph.D., will speak at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s Spring General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. in Camp Richardson’s Lodge on “Ancient Mega-Droughts in the Lake Tahoe Basin & Beyond.” Nonmembers $3; members free. | (530) 541-5458

APRIL 26 | WEDNESDAY

Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

Stretch and read Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library presents Family Yoga Story Time at 4 p.m. Get moving with this special story time where music, books, partners and parents come together. | (775) 832-4130

Bring questions Truckee
Gary Romano, author of “July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra,” will discuss gardening in the Sierra at Word After Word Bookshop at 6:30 p.m. | facebook.com/wordafterwordbooks

APRIL 27 | THURSDAY

Work’s over South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Chamber’s After Five event is from 5 p.m. at Blue Angel Café & Chimayo Street Grill. | tahoechamber.org

Support the bike park Truckee
Bar of America hosts a fundraiser for Truckee Bike Park Project from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets include dinner buffet, music by Groove Foundry, raffle and auction. Adults $35; $20 ages 12 and younger. | (530) 587-3110

Popularity trail Incline Village, Nev.Incline Village Library presents The Pacific Crest Trail: America’s Greatest Wilderness Experience at 6:30 p.m. Learn why the PCT is often called, “America’s Wilderness Trail” and why it’s known worldwide. | (775) 832-4130

APRIL 28 | FRIDAY

Merry Fishmas Truckee
Trout Unlimited’s 12th annual Fishmas Eve Fundraiser is at Blue Coyote Bar and Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate trout conservation in the Truckee watershed. Pizza, beer and raffle. $30 per person. | jonbaiocchiflyfishingnews.blogspot.com

APRIL 28-29 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Inside, outside show South Lake Tahoe
Golden Bear Events presents the 6th annual South Lake Tahoe Home & Garden Show. This year’s show will feature door prizes every 20 minutes, drawing prizes, food and tips on gardening and how to re-purpose dozens of items. At South Tahoe Middle School. | goldenbearevents.com

APRIL 29 | SATURDAY

Celebrate Mother Earth South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Earth Day is at Bijou Community Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with local music and dance, Kid Zone with recycle-themed arts and crafts, face painting, educational booths and local vendors. Food and local crafts available for purchase. Free bike valet. | southtahoeearthday.org

Them thar hills South Lake Tahoe
Friends of the El Dorado Country Library present author and Sierra Nevada native, Gary Noy, with an illustrated lecture on historical material from his newest book, “Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck.” Features 49 unique, interesting and sometimes hard-to-believe, stories from the California Gold Rush. 3 p.m. Free. | eldoradolibrary.org

MAY 2 | TUESDAY

Morning breakfast meeting Tahoe City
Join the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association for First Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. $15. | gotahoenorth.com

MAY 3 | WEDNESDAY

Get inspired to hike Truckee
Tahoe Mountain Sports and Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides presents “Exploring the John Muir Trail” at 6 p.m. Free in-store event. Raffle benefiting Mountain Area Preservation. | (530) 536-5200

All the cool CATTs Truckee
Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is hosting a mixer at Epic AV Automation from 5 to 7 p.m. Food, fun, raffle prizes and networking. | ca-tt.com

Entrepreneurs welcome South Lake Tahoe
“Are you growing your dream business?” The mentor-based Entrepreneurs Program meets the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. Free to all. | Register tahoechamber.com

MAY 5 | FRIDAY

Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All are welcome. | (775) 832-4130

Cinco de Mayo Party Olympic ValleyEnjoy a Cinco de Mayo-themed weekend at Squaw Valley with a party with Mariachi in the Village at Squaw and a après Tequila Tasting Notes on the KT deck. | squawalpine.com

Cinco de Mayo Festival South Lake Tahoe
Join the celebration with the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center for the 14th annual Cinco de Mayo party at Heavenly’s California Lodge from 5 to 10 p.m. with a Mexican buffet, authentic live music, folkloric dancers, kid’s activities, and more. Tickets at Family Resource Center. $20 advance, $25 at the door, $10 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger. $5 entry after 8 p.m. | (530) 542-0740

MAY 6 | SATURDAY

Building a case South Lake Tahoe
Friends of the El Dorado County Library present Dr. Peter Mires on Mark Twain and Architecture. Mires will share his research fellowship at the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies. By pairing passages from Twain’s work with examples of extant buildings, Mires illustrates Mark Twain’s opinions and tastes of American architecture. 10 a.m. Free. | eldoradolibrary.org

Restoration efforts South Lake Tahoe
Sugar Pine Foundation is hosting a planting in the Emerald Fire along Cascade Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help plant 1,000 trees. Seedlings, gloves and hard hats provided. Bring bottled water and wear sturdy shoes. | sugarpinefoundation.org

Greek Festival Tahoe Vista
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is hosting a Glendi Greek Festival at 6:30 p.m. featuring authentic Greek dancers and music, traditional food and drink, singing and dancing (instructions provided). Everyone invited. $10. | mlrtahoe.com

MAY 6-7 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

The name’s Bond, James Bond Tahoe City
Tahoe City Parks & Recreation hosts Family Laser Tag from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rideout Community Center. $25 first two family members, $5 each additional member. Advance tickets only. | tcpud.org

MAY 7 | SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast TruckeeBenefit pancake breakfast is offered on the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Truckee Senior Apartments to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels. $7, $3 children younger than 12.

Tahoe casual Tahoe City
The Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting hosted by Kiwanis Club North Lake Tahoe is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. More than $50,000 in goods and services will be offered along with premium wines and sumptuous appetizers. Dress is Tahoe casual with spring flair. $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets available from Kiwanis Club members, Mother Nature’s Cabin Fever or online. | kiwanisnlt.org

MAY 9 | TUESDAY

Rise and shine Truckee
Good Morning Truckee is held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. Topic is Brew Beer, Distill Spirits, Make Wine. | (530) 587-8808

Trusty pets Truckee
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe offers a presentation series: Estate Planning to ensure your pets are cared for presented by Rich E. Molsby from 5 to 6 p.m. Seating is limited. At the shelter on Stevens Lane. | RSVP erin@hstt.org

MAY 11 | THURSDAY

It’s only a flower moon Incline Village, Nev.
Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine and Cheese Socials for 55+ are moderate, 1-mile, paved-road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout offered in collaboration with the National Forest Service. Participants should wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Transportation, wine, cheese and snacks provided. Flower Moon hike departs from Incline Recreation Center at 5 p.m. | yourtahoeplace.com

Come to the party Truckee
Join The Friends of the Library for a membership party at the Truckee Library. Meet new board members, celebrate our Truckee Library community all while enjoying refreshments. Details TBA. | (530) 582-7846

MAY 11-15 | THURSDAY-MONDAY

Celebrate being female Portola
Indigo Star Earth Gathering at Sierra Hot Springs is an off-the-grid gathering by women for women. More than 35 teachers will offer their passion, wisdom and acceptance in community. Come celebrate each other in all the ways that women shine. | indigostar.earthindigostar.earth

MAY 13 | SATURDAY

Flies with those eggs? Truckee
Truckee EAA Chapter 1073 holds its pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport and offers free Young Eagles airplane rides for ages 8 through 17 on those mornings. Breakfast and flights start at 8 a.m. weather permitting. | yecoord1073@outlook.com

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

Kids’ Night Out Tahoe City
Drop off the little ones, ages 5 and older, at Rideout Community Center from 4 to 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. Kids can enjoy a dinner, crafts, movies and games. Preregistration is required. $15 per child. | (530) 583-3440 

MAY 19 | FRIDAY

Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All are welcome. | (775) 832-4130

MAY 19-21 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

For the soul Tahoe City
The first annual Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival will feature two days of workshops and classes led by local Tahoe practitioners, yoga instructors and professionals at Granlibakken Tahoe. This one-of-a-kind event is designed for those just starting their yoga practice and experienced yogis alike. $240. | granlibakken.com

MAY 20 | SATURDAY

Gardening tips South Lake Tahoe
Friends of the Library offers a UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener of Lake Tahoe Asparagus Workshop at 10 a.m. This hardy perennial vegetable can become part of an edible landscape and a mainstay in your garden. Free. | eldoradolibrary.org

MAY 21 | SUNDAY

Party down, Spring Tahoe City
Spring Fiesta is at Rideout Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Come for the tacos, but stay for the music, games, piñatas and more. Rotary Club of Tahoe City will be selling beer and margaritas. $7 presale, $10 at the door. | tcpud.org

Promote local writers Truckee
Literary Arts & Wines is a monthly reading series every third Sunday at 5 p.m. to promote the work of emerging regional writers at Art Truckee. | literaryartsandwine.com

MAY 23 | TUESDAY

Guided wine tasting Kings Beach
Wine Tahoe offers free guided wine tasting and wine education at North Tahoe Event Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Featuring wines from Napa, Sonoma and Burgundy. Wines available for purchase. Limit 18 people. | RSVP (925) 683-15230 or winetahoe.com

MAY 25 | THURSDAY

From the water to the sky Tahoe City

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science presents Tahoe’s Natural Diversity: Lakes Edge to Summit with Sarah Hockensmith. Learn about the diverse landscapes of the Tahoe region from lake level to the tops of the mountains with a slideshow and presentation at Alpenglow Sports at 6:30 p.m. Free, suggested $5 donation for TINS. | (530) 583-6917

MAY 27 | SATURDAY

Rubicon guided hike Tahoma
Local Carmen Carr will lead a hike on Rubicon Trail at 9 a.m. From Tahoe City, take U.S. Route 89 south for 15.8 miles to D.L. Bliss State Park. Follow the park road to the entrance station. We will meet there to enter the park together. The hike is about 6.5 miles looking down at the cool blue shoreline of magnificent Lake Tahoe and weaving in and out of shaded pine trees. | (530) 550-5192

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn skills how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

MAY 27-28 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Locals rule! Olympic Valley
The Made in Tahoe Festival celebrates all things Tahoe. The Village at Squaw will host a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee by local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers. | squawalpine.com

MAY 30 | TUESDAY

Putting for kids Truckee
The third annual E.J. Tegner Golf Foundation’s “Let’s Bet on Youth” tournament is a fun day with 18 holes of golf and contests. It will be held at Old Greenwood Golf Course. The format is four-person, two-net better ball. $400 per team, $100 per person. Benefits the foundation. | Register (530) 550-7084

Gardening tips South Lake Tahoe
Friends of the Library offers a UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener of Lake Tahoe Tomatoes Workshop at 6 p.m. Learn the techniques required to grow these plants in our cool summers. Topics include proper varietal selection, location in the garden or container, planting options and methods for protecting the young plants. Free and open and all. | eldoradolibrary.org

MAY 31 | WEDNESDAY

Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

JUNE 1 | THURSDAY

Entrepreneurs welcome South Lake Tahoe
“Are you growing your dream business?” The mentor-based Entrepreneurs Program meets the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. Free to all. | Register tahoechamber.com

JUNE 3 | SATURDAY

Spring cleaning Area venues
The annual Community Clean Up Day in Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista and Crystal Bay is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be one of more than 100 volunteers that will take to the streets to clean the streets. Last year, 2,500 pounds of trash was collected. Volunteers are supplied with gloves and bags. | northtahoebusiness.org

Outta this world South Lake Tahoe
Friends of the Eldorado County Library present Space Talk, an out-of-this-world presentation by Dan Ruby, director of the Fleischmann Planetarium. He explains the science behind SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). This PowerPoint presentation will focus on infrared astronomy with some safe sun-viewing activities and giveaways. 10 a.m. | eldoradolibrary.org

Sip, savor, smile Tahoe Donner
The 43rd annual Soroptimist Wine Restaurant Faire Fund-Raiser is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Coyote Moon Golf Course. There will be wine and beer tastings, music, culinary delights from area restaurants, a silent auction and raffle prizes. $50 advance, $55 at the door. | sitruckeedonner.org

Third annual museum night Truckee
Magic in the Mountains featuring magicians Tom Allan and Magic Mary is at Donner State Park Visitor Center. Wine and hors d’oeuvres and silent auction starts at 6 p.m., followed by gourmet feast with paired wines at 7 p.m. Fundraiser for the Donner Project. $150 single, $275 couple before May 20. | Tickets sierrastateparksfoundation.org

JUNE 3-4 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Merry old time South Lake Tahoe
Valhalla Renaissance Faire offers seven acres of entertainment on four stages at Camp Richardson’s campgrounds. The two weekends include various activities: jousting, sword fighting, educational demonstrations, jugglers, magicians, children’s games, merchants, actors, food and beverages. | valhallatahoe.com

JUNE 4 | SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast Truckee
Benefit pancake breakfast is offered on the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Truckee Senior Apartments to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels. $7, $3 children younger than 12.

JUNE 6 | TUESDAY

Morning breakfast meeting Tahoe City
Join the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association for First Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. $15. | gotahoenorth.com

JUNE 8 | THURSDAY

It’s only a strawberry moon Incline Village, Nev.
Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine and Cheese Socials for 55+ are moderate, 1-mile, paved-road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout offered in collaboration with the National Forest Service. Participants should wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Transportation, wine, cheese and snacks are provided. Strawberry Moon hike departs from Incline Recreation Center at 5 p.m. | yourtahoeplace.com

JUNE 10 | SATURDAY

Flies with those eggs? Truckee
Truckee EAA Chapter 1073 holds its pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport and offers free Young Eagles airplane rides for ages 8 through 17 on those mornings. Breakfast and flights start at 8 a.m. weather permitting. | yecoord1073@outlook.com

All makes and models Loyalton
East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce offers Recycled Relic’s Show & Shine at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street fair, arts, vendors, food, music, games and prizes. | eastsierravalleychamber.com

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn skills how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

A’brewin again Truckee
Truckee Optimist Club’s 12th annual Truckee Brew Fest is from 1 to 5 p.m. at Truckee Regional Park. This fundraiser features tastings of specialty and craft beers and select ciders, plus local bands, dancing, barbecue, silent auction and collector items. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships. No dogs. 21+. $30 advance, $35 at the door. | truckeeoptimist.com

Kids Night Out Tahoe City
Drop off the little ones, ages 5 and older, at Rideout Community Center from 4 to 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. Kids can enjoy a dinner, crafts, movies and games. Preregistration is required. $15 per child. | (530) 583-3440

First of many South Lake Tahoe
The inaugural Lake Tahoe Brewfest at Coldwater Brewery & Grill features craft brew tastings from Lake Tahoe breweries and the surrounding areas, a home brewers’ competition, music, arts and crafts, food and more. | tahoesouth.com

JUNE 10-11 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Merry old time South Lake Tahoe
Valhalla Renaissance Faire offers seven acres of entertainment on four stages at Camp Richardson’s campgrounds. The two weekends include various activities: jousting, sword fighting, educational demonstrations, jugglers, magicians, children’s games, merchants, actors, food and beverages. | valhallatahoe.com

JUNE 11 | SUNDAY

Display of talent Truckee
The third annual Maker Show sponsored by Truckee Roundhouse at Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. The talent of the community will be showcased. Details TBA. | truckeeroundhouse.org

That’s quackers Tahoe City
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe’s fundraiser Truckee Duckee Derby is from 1 to 4 p.m. Dogs in Dudz contest parade is at 2 p.m. Buy a duck for $10. Winning ducks win a cash prize. River Ranch Restaurant & Lodge. | hstt.org

Wine, wine everywhere Incline Village, Nev.
Wine on the Water is at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. The benefit event for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe will offer tastings from more than 30 wineries and 12 restaurants. 21+. | wineonthewater.org

JUNE 13 | TUESDAY

Rise and shine Truckee
Good Morning Truckee is held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. | (530) 587-8808

Dog-inspired beer Truckee
Leg Lifter Ale Launch Party to benefit Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe is from 6 to 9 p.m. Be the first to taste FiftyFifty’s 2017 edition of Leg Lifter Ale. | hstt.org

JUNE 15-18 | THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Celebrate summer Tahoe City
Tahoe City Solstice Festival will bring together artisan food and wine, acclaimed musicians and artists and the celebrated shops, restaurants and galleries. Festival highlights include the Tahoe City Farmers’ Market, Classic Car Stroll, Tahoe City Wine Walk and the summer’s first Concert at Commons Beach. | visittahoecity.org

JUNE 17 | SATURDAY

Sip, Shop, Nosh Tahoe City
Tahoe City Wine Walk, one of Tahoe City’s signature annual events, gives participants the opportunity to sip, shop and explore Tahoe City, stroll its scenic lakefront sidewalks, taste wines and nosh on tasty bites from nearly 30 renowned wineries, local restaurants and caterers. | tahoecitywinewalk.com

No faux fur Incline Village, Nev.
The 19th annual Fur Ball Paws 4 Love is at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Grand. An evening of live entertainment by Reno Philharmonic Quartet, drinks, dinner and silent and live auctions. Fundraiser for Pet Network. Tickets go on sale in April. | petnetwork.org

JUNE 17-18 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Doggone fun Olympic Valley
The 8th annual Peaks & Paws Festival is at Squaw Valley from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Peaks & Paws features dog-themed entertainment and live music. This year’s festival will feature two days of exciting dog dock jumping competition with the Splash Dogs. | hstt.org

JUNE 18 | SUNDAY

Promote local writers Truckee
Literary Arts & Wines is a monthly reading series every third Sunday at 5 p.m. to promote the work of emerging regional writers at Art Truckee. | literaryartsandwine.com

JUNE 20 | TUESDAY

Guided wine tasting Kings Beach
Wine Tahoe offers free guided wine tasting and wine education at North Tahoe Event Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Featuring wines from Napa, Sonoma and Burgundy. Wines available for purchase. Limit 18 people. | RSVP (925) 683-15230 or winetahoe.com

JUNE 23-25 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Kids compete Olympic Valley
The 3rd annual Kids Adventure Games event returns to Squaw Valley. The games feature a kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a natural terrain-inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. Ages 6 to 14. | kidsadventuregames.com

JUNE 24 | SATURDAY

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

JUNE 25 | SUNDAY

All about birds South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Bird Festival is at Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Tahoe Institute for Natural Science presents a family-friendly day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn about bird research, go on a bird walk with a local bird expert, see live birds of prey and more. | tinsweb.org

JUNE 28 | WEDNESDAY

Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

JULY 2 | SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast Truckee
Benefit pancake breakfast is offered on the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Truckee Senior Apartments to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels. $7, $3 children younger than 12.

JULY 3 | MONDAY

Independence Day Kings Beach
Celebrate the Independence Day holiday a day early in Kings Beach. Spend the day at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and attend the July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party from 4 to 10 p.m. outside the North Tahoe Event Center including preferred fireworks seating, watermelon eating and sand castle building contests, music, Alibi Ale Works draught beer, along with food and souvenirs. Fireworks shows at 9:30 p.m. Beach party free admission; $20 preferred seating for fireworks show. | northtahoebusiness.org

JULY 4 | TUESDAY

Morning breakfast meeting Tahoe City
Join the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association for First Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. $15. | gotahoenorth.com

Happy Birthday, USA Tahoe City
Celebrate our country’s birthday at Tahoe City’s 72nd annual 4th of July Fireworks Show. The festivities begin with a fun family beach day filled with live music, games and a food and beer garden, leading into the dazzling fireworks show. | visittahoecity.com

Firework reflections South Lake Tahoe
“Lights on the Lake” will light up the night with a spectacular sky rocket array of red, white and blue streams synchronized to top rock/pop hits and patriotic favorites at 9:45 p.m. Choice viewing spots are South Shore’s sandy beaches and aboard boats. | tahoesouth.com

JULY 6 | THURSDAY

Entrepreneurs welcome South Lake Tahoe
“Are you growing your dream business?” The mentor-based Entrepreneurs Program meets the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. Free to all. | Register tahoechamber.com

It’s only a buck moon Incline Village, Nev.
Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine and Cheese Socials for 55+ are moderate, 1-mile, paved-road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout offered in collaboration with the National Forest Service. Participants should wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Transportation, wine, cheese and snacks are provided. Buck Moon hike departs from Incline Recreation Center at 5 p.m. | yourtahoeplace.com

JULY 8 | SATURDAY

Well, shut the barn door Truckee
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe 2017 Barn Dance Party is from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a n evening of dinner and dancing under the stars Sierra-style. $40 includes dinner. | hstt.org

READ fundraiser dinner Incline Village, Nev.
Dr. Andrea Marshall, a National Geographic emerging explorer, presents “Intelligence in the Ocean” in a special dinner fundraiser for READ Global at a private residence. She was the first person to complete a Ph.D. on manta rays and she co-founded the Marine Megafauna Foundation. She leads groundbreaking research and conservation programs to save globally threatened manta rays and other vulnerable marine fauna. $225. | RSVP (800) 670-6984

JULY 9 | SUNDAY

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

“Intelligence in the Ocean” Incline Village, Nev.Dr. Andrea Marshall, a National Geographic emerging explorer, presents “Intelligence in the Ocean” at The Chateau from 2 to 4 p.m. She was the first person to complete a Ph.D. on manta rays and she co-founded the Marine Megafauna Foundation. She leads groundbreaking research and conservation programs to save globally threatened manta rays and other vulnerable marine fauna. $35. | RSVP (800) 670-6984

JULY 11 | TUESDAY

Rise and shine Truckee
Good Morning Truckee is held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. | (530) 587-8808

JULY 11-16 | TUESDAY-SUNDAY

Golfing celebrities Stateline, Nev.
The 28th annual American Century Championship brings a star-studded lineup including Charles Barkley, Aaron Rogers, John Elway, Larry the Cable Guy, Ray Romano and dozens of Hall of Famers and active NFL players and coaches to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. | americancenturychampionship.com

JULY 13 | THURSDAY

Stars on film Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Parks & Recreation presents Starlight Cinema summer movie series at 7 p.m. for children. Fee includes admission, popcorn and drink. $5, free 2 and younger. | yourtahoeplace.com

JULY 16 | SUNDAY

Poetry and prose Truckee
Literary Arts & Wine is a monthly reading series held every third Sunday at Art Truckee at 5 p.m. All are welcome. | literaryartsandwine.com

JULY 18 | TUESDAY

Guided wine tasting Kings Beach
Wine Tahoe offers free guided wine tasting and wine education at North Tahoe Event Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Featuring wines from Napa, Sonoma and Burgundy. Wines available for purchase. Limit 18 people. | RSVP (925) 683-15230 or winetahoe.com

JULY 20 | THURSDAY

Stars on film Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Parks & Recreation presents Starlight Cinema summer movie series at 7 p.m. for children. Fee includes admission, popcorn and drink. $5, free 2 and younger. | yourtahoeplace.com

JULY 22 | SATURDAY

Choo-choo Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

New beach reads South Lake Tahoe
Book Sale at El Dorado County Library at 10 p.m. Hundreds of books to choose from. Friends of the Library members get in at 9 a.m. and can win a free bag of books. Join now or morning of the sale. | eldoradolibrary.org

JULY 26 | WEDNESDAY

Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

JULY 29 | SATURDAY

Step back in time Tahoma
Living History Day 2017 is at historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate in Sugar Pine Point State Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Step back in time with lawn games, open house tours, music, a car show, art exhibit and auction. Events are free. Parking fees apply. | sierrastateparks.org