Events | August

Summer fun continues in August with the Concours d’Elegance on the North Shore, along with studio art tours with Tahoe Art League on the South Shore and North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City.


AUG. 1 | 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

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

AUG. 2 | WEDNESDAY
Tea with Mrs. Tevis
South Lake Tahoe
Meet the character of Mrs. Tevis, the second owner of the Pope Estate, on her porch at the Tallac Historic Site, in a storytelling presentation at 1 p.m. Explore her arboretum and enjoy light refreshments. $10. | Tickets (530) 541-5227

Free movie series
Tahoe City
TCPUD Parks and Recreation sponsors Tahoe City Lakeside Movie Series 2017 at Common’s Beach at dusk. Tonight’s free movie is “Monster Trucks.” It gets cold, so bring sleeping bags, blankets, low-back chairs and flashlights. | tahoecitypud.com

AUG. 2-3 | WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Gold Rush days
Hope Valley
A Historic Emigrant Trail Trek starts from Sorenson’s Resort at 8:30 a.m. The hardest part of the 1849 Gold Rush was over nearby Carson Pass, most notably the treacherous Devil’s Ladder. This walking, hiking and driving tour follows the same paths. Enjoy the tales of this remarkable journey, excerpted from authentic diaries. Enjoy an evening slide show the night before the hike. Includes snack, beverage and lunch. | (800) 423-9949

AUG. 3 | THURSDAY
¡Ole tequila! Kings Beach
Caliente offers tequila tastings on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Admission is complimentary if you purchase one full-priced cocktail from the bar before the tasting. 21+. Complimentary appetizers included. | calientetahoe.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

Families can chill Olympic Valley
In the Village at Squaw families can enjoy free outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays until Aug. 31. Tonight’s feature is “Lego Batman.” Bring blankets and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. | squawalpine.com

AUG. 4 | FRIDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Play on the lawn
South Lake Tahoe
Valhalla Tahoe will host Will’s Kids for the second year from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will watch a children’s version of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” put on by the Young Shakespeare Program. There will be food trucks available for lunch and snacks. The play will begin at noon on the lawn between the boathouse and Valhalla. After the play, at 1 p.m., an art fair will begin. | liveviolencefree.org

Huskies like hops
Truckee
On the first Friday of every month, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom hosts a Hops for Huskies event from 3 to 8 p.m. Tahoe Husky Rescue gets $1 for every beer purchased. | tahoehuskyrescue.org

Whose night out? Tahoe Donner
From 5 to 9 p.m., children ages 4 to 9 are treated to a night out of games, dinner, arts and crafts, movie and bedtime story at Northwoods Clubhouse. Parents may enjoy a night out while the trained staff is on hand. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least one day in advance. | RSVP (530) 587-9437

Educational nights South Lake Tahoe
Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center offers a summer speakers’ program. Tonight is author David Antonucci’s Amazing Tahoe Facts at 6 p.m. Join Antonucci as he shares some of the most amazing facts about the Lake Tahoe Basin. | tahoeheritage.org

Maine lobsters in Tahoe Kings Beach
Tahoe City Rotary Club’s Tahoeritaville Lobster Feed at 7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center. The feed benefits the club’s academic and vocational scholarships for local youth. $70. Tickets at North Tahoe Event Center, Swigard’s Hardware or by e-mailing pdboxeth@charter.net.

AUG. 4-6 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Open-air art show
Zephyr Cove, Nev.
Arts & Crafts show at Round Hill Square is an open-air village of artisans under the Tahoe sky. Peruse pottery, jewelry, sculpture, prints, paintings, photography, wearable art and woodwork and hand-crafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | artisttoyoufestivals.com

AUG. 4-13 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Art that floats and tells
Tahoe City
Tahoe Public Art will launch an art installation, called “Lakalelup,” that will float on Lake Tahoe with data-driven storytelling about climate change and the Lake Tahoe Basin off Commons Beach. Lakalelup is Washoe for “coming together for a common purpose.” Audiences are encouraged to paddleboard or kayak out to the installation or enjoy it from shore. | tahoepublicart.com

AUG. 5 | SATURDAY 
Annual used book sale
Truckee
Friends of the Truckee Library will hold its annual used book sale in the library parking lot. Volunteers are needed to move books from storage the night before and to move any leftovers back to storage at the end of the sale. Volunteers needed. | (530) 591-3656

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

Wet, wild carnival
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Parks & Recreation presents Water Carnival at Village Green from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Giant inflatable slides, water games and vendor booths. Free to adults, $5 child. | yourtahoeplace.com

Tea and scones South Lake Tahoe
Discover the lifestyles of both classes of the Pope Estate: the staff and the family. Bake scones from scratch in the early 20th-century kitchen as a staff member. Transition to the wealthy class and sip tea from the porch of the house. Ages 12 and older. $15. | Tickets (530) 541-5227

Farm to belly dinners Beckwourth
Sierra Valley Farms and chef Mike Trombetta of Farm to Belly Catering present Dinner in the Barn, a dinner series that celebrates food, farm and community. The four-course, farm-fresh dinners include wine, beverage and live music. $130 per person. | RSVP sierravalleyfarms.com

AUG. 6 | SUNDAY
Pancake breakfast
Truckee
Benefit pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Truckee Senior Apartments to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels. $10, $5 children younger than 12. | (530) 550-7600

Nature ramble Truckee
Will Richardson will be leading a birding/wildflower walk/nature ramble in the Donner Summit Canyon. Because of the snowpack this year, the trails should host some beautiful flowers. The birds should be great, as well. Park at the Truckee Donner Land Trust trailhead along Old Highway 40. Expect rocky terrain and a slow pace. Group size limited to 15. | Register will@tinsweb.org

Calling All Kid Chefs Truckee
Northstar California and Project MANA are teaming up for the second annual Mountain Kids Cook-Off semifinal competition at the Zephyr Lodge. Teams of kid chefs, age 8 to 12, will be given a platter of secret ingredients with which to impress the judges. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child and will include a gondola ride and lunch. Two teams will advance to the finals on Sept. 9. | projectmana.org

AUG. 7 | MONDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Maritime talks
Tahoe City
Randy Walker and Mary Jo Shepard will discuss racing family runabouts on Lake Tahoe. At Tahoe Maritime Museum at 5 p.m. | tahoemaritime.org

Summer winemaker dinner
Northstar
Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe presents Summer winemaker dinner series at Manzanita at 6:30 p.m. Guests can experience a four-course culinary and wine-pairing adventure in the mountains featuring regional and Northern California wineries and fresh local ingredients prepared by our chefs. | RSVP ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

Howlin’ kayak tour Tahoma
Sierra State Parks Foundation offers a full moon kayak tour starting from Sugar Pine Point State Park at 7 p.m. $40 includes rental kayak, parking, life jacket, safety training and guided tour. No experience necessary for ages 12 and older. | sierrastateparks.org

Moon over Tahoe Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Sturgeon Moon kayak tour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Trips include all kayaking equipment, guides, instruction, natural history and astronomy discussions and hot drinks and snacks. Easy to moderate; 1 to 3 miles. $65. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

AUG. 8 | 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

AUG. 9 | WEDNESDAY
Free movie series
Tahoe City
TCPUD Parks and Recreation sponsors Tahoe City Lakeside Movie Series 2017 at Common’s Beach at dusk. Tonight’s free movie is “A Dog’s Purpose.” It gets cold, so bring sleeping bags, blankets, low-back chairs and flashlights. | tahoecitypud.com

AUG. 10 | THURSDAY
It’s only a sturgeon 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. Sturgeon Moon hike departs from Incline Recreation Center at 5 p.m. | yourtahoeplace.com

Families can chill Olympic Valley
In the Village at Squaw families can enjoy free outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays until Aug. 31. Tonight’s feature is “Ghostbusters.” Bring blankets and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. | squawalpine.com

AUG. 10-13 | THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Open-air art show
South Lake Tahoe
Arts & Crafts show at the Middle School in South Lake Tahoe is an open-air village of artisans under the Tahoe sky. Peruse pottery, jewelry, sculpture, prints, paintings, photography, wearable art and woodwork and hand-crafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | artisttoyoufestivals.com

AUG. 11 | FRIDAY
Accompanied stargazing
Northstar
Concert Tahoe Star Tour at the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom and the Meadows is from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m.
The event featuring Accent string quartet will correspond with the Perseid Meteor Shower. There will be a performance, stargazing and cheese, wine and dessert stations. | ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

Educational nights South Lake Tahoe
Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center offers a summer speakers’ program. Tonight is Beavers of Taylor Creek at 7:30 p.m. Join Sherry Guzzi from Sierra Wildlife Coalition to learn about the beavers of Taylor Creek and the Tahoe Basin. | tahoeheritage.org

AUG. 11-12 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY
On your marques
Homewood
The 45th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance will be held at Obexer’s Boat. The show, presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, benefits a variety of Lake Tahoe maritime nonprofit groups. | laketahoeconcours.com.

AUG. 11-13 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Outstanding in the field Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Fine Art Festival is at Preston Field. It will feature artists presenting original work in all mediums of fine arts, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss his/her work. All work available for purchase. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass and an array of high-quality crafts. | cwbevents.com

AUG. 12 | 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

Exclusive peak Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Ride ‘em lil one Tahoe Donner
Pancakes and Ponies starts at Alder Creek Adventure Center from 9 to 11 a.m. For ages 2 to 6. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice, followed by a 15-minute pony ride. $35 with pony ride, $15 breakfast only. | RSVP (530) 587-9470

Take advantage Tahoe City
Donner Summit Historical Society Museum is open and free of charge today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the 2017 Heritage Trail Tour of Museums in Placer County. A Summit hiking tour will start at 9:30 a.m. See trail guide online. | theheritagetrail.blogspot.com/2017

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

MAP hoedown Truckee
Mountain Area Preservation celebrates 30 years of environmental advocacy at the Sierra Forage barn Party at Jackass Ridge Ranch from 5 to 10 p.m. Live music, a barbecue dinner, photo booth, silent auction and anniversary toasts. | mapf.org

AUG. 12-13 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Artists on tour
Tahoe City
North Tahoe Arts presents the Tahoe City ARTour. Artists will display and sell their work and demonstrate their artistic processes. In addition, work from some of the artists will be exhibited in North Tahoe Arts Corison Loft through Sept 12. | northtahoearts.com

Trifecta of fun
Olympic Valley
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe’s 2017 Brew, Jazz & Funk Fest is from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. $5 per person, per day. | hstt.org

F. Scott’s novel in the flesh South Lake Tahoe
The Roaring 1920s comes alive during the annual Great Gatsby Living History Festival at the Tallac Historic Site with costumes, music, interactive historic house tours, vintage auto rides, classic kid’s games and food. | tahoeheritage.org

Historical hikes Norden
Donner Summit Historical Society offers the Margie Powell Illustrated Hikes at 9:30 a.m. each day. Hikes are guided down Summit Canyon to Serene Lakes. Bring a lunch. Meet at Sugar Bowl Academy. | donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

AUG. 13 | SUNDAY
Best bloody drink
Stateline, Nev.
The 6th annual Tahoe Bloody Mary Competition is at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe from noon to 5 p.m. At the pool; bathing suits are suggested. Bartenders will compete for “Best Bloody Mary in Lake Tahoe” and $500. Includes bands, drinks, DJs, yard games, a pool party and dancers. $25/adult; must be age 21+. | Tickets mkt.com/store/fnctn

Fundraising winemaker dinners
East Shore
Thunderfaire: Grape and Gourmet on the Lake showcases 12 purveyors of California wines, craft brews and distilled spirits accompanied by bites from eight area chefs. Tickets are $195 per person. Shuttle bus included. | thunderbirdtahoe.org

Wine with a view
Beckwourth
Sierra Valley Farms presents Wine with a View at the Barn, an evening hosted by Cuccia’s Restaurant. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., enjoy tasting wine and delicious appetizers with spectacular views among the vegetable fields. $40 per person. | Tickets sierravalleyfarms.com

AUG. 14 | MONDAY
Meeting of the minds 
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Silicon Mountain presents Mountain Minds Mondays, a speaker series that starts at 6 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill every week. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Networking before and after the presentation. Live streamed bit.ly/youtubetsm. | tahoesiliconmountain.com

AUG. 15 | TUESDAY
Mysterious goings-on
South Lake Tahoe
Local author Todd Borg returns to El Dorado Country Library with his 15th Owen McKenna Tahoe Mystery. Borg will also be sharing his writing techniques, inspirations and story lines. Book sale and signing to follow. 6:30 p.m. | eldoradolibrary.org

Tour the stars Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers sunset kayak tours from Tahoe Vista Recreation Area followed by telescopic tours of the night sky with star guide Tony Berendsen. Trips include all kayaking equipment, guides, instruction, star tour and hot drinks and snacks. Easy to moderate; 1 to 2 miles, 6 to 10 p.m. $75. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

AUG. 16 | WEDNESDAY
Free movie series
Tahoe City
TCPUD Parks and Recreation sponsors Tahoe City Lakeside Movie Series 2017 at Common’s Beach at dusk. Tonight’s free movie is “Moana.” It gets cold, so bring sleeping bags, blankets, low-back chairs and flashlights. | tahoecitypud.com

Star gazing Tahoma
Sugar Pine Point State Park hosts Star Gazing at 8 p.m. for two hours of fun. Learn to identify the brightest stars, constellations and the Milky Way. Free gifts for each family include star charts and star clocks. Free, $10 parking. | (530) 525-7982

AUG. 17 | THURSDAY
Families can chill
Olympic Valley
In the Village at Squaw families can enjoy free outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays until Aug. 31. Tonight’s feature is “Rogue One.” Bring blankets and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. | squawalpine.com

AUG. 18 | FRIDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Educational nights South Lake Tahoe
Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center offers a summer speakers’ program. Tonight is Winged Flight at Night at 8 p.m. Bats are a valuable part of nature. Join NorCal Bats for a live bat presentation. | tahoeheritage.org

AUG. 18-20 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Retreat for scholarships
Norden
Sierra Club’s Clair Tappaan Lodge Fundraiser Weekend Retreat includes three meals a day, two-night’s stay, educational hikes, art auction and activities, including songwriter and jazz guitarist Nancy Davis on Saturday night. To raise money for environmental education scholarships. $205 per person. | RSVP reservations@clairtappaanlodge.com

Open-air art show
Zephyr Cove, Nev.
Arts & Crafts show at Round Hill Square is an open-air village of artisans under the Tahoe sky. Peruse pottery, jewelry, sculpture, prints, paintings, photography, wearable art and woodwork and hand-crafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | artisttoyoufestivals.com

AUG. 19 | SATURDAY
Dig that community vibe
Truckee
Truckee Demonstration Garden is hosting a dig-in for community volunteers to help with the garden — weeding, pruning, transplanting, etc. No experience necessary. Dig-in dates are the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | truckeegarden@gmail.com

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

Farm to belly dinners Beckwourth
Sierra Valley Farms and chef Mike Trombetta of Farm to Belly Catering present Dinner in the Barn, a dinner series that celebrates food, farm and community. The four-course, farm-fresh dinners include wine, beverage and live music. $130 per person. | RSVP sierravalleyfarms.com

Whose night out? Tahoe Donner
From 5 to 9 p.m., children ages 4 to 9 are treated to a night out of games, dinner, arts and crafts, movie and bedtime story at Northwoods Clubhouse. Parents may enjoy a night out while the trained staff is on hand. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least one day in advance. | RSVP (530) 587-9437

AUG. 20 | SUNDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

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

AUG. 21 | MONDAY
Maritime talks
Tahoe City
Randy Walker, Mary Jo Shepard and Warren Fallatt will discuss “Tahoe Yacht Club Water Ski Carnival 1953-1967.” At Tahoe Maritime Museum at 5 p.m. | tahoemaritime.org

AUG. 22-31 | TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Art that floats and tells
South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Public Art will launch an art installation, called “Lakalelup,” that will float on Lake Tahoe with data-driven storytelling about climate change and the Lake Tahoe Basin from Ski Run Marina & Beach. Lakalelup is Washoe for “coming together for a common purpose.” Audiences are encouraged to paddleboard or kayak out to the installation or just enjoy it from shore. | tahoepublicart.com

AUG. 23 | WEDNESDAY
Free movie series
Tahoe City
TCPUD Parks and Recreation sponsors Tahoe City Lakeside Movie Series 2017 at Common’s Beach at dusk. Tonight’s free movie is “Batman Lego Movie.” It gets cold, so bring sleeping bags, blankets, low-back chairs and flashlights. | tahoecitypud.com

AUG. 24 | THURSDAY
TERC Talks
Incline Village, Nev.
Retired Tahoe Regional Planning Agency executive director Bill Morgan will talk on Little Known Stories from Tahoe’s Past. The period from 1965 to 1989 was a turbulent one in Tahoe and he was there to experience it. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

Families can chill
Olympic Valley
In the Village at Squaw families can enjoy free outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays until Aug. 31. Tonight’s feature is “Power Rangers.” Bring blankets and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. | squawalpine.com

AUG. 24-27 | THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Great minds gather
Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents “Equilibrium,” a gathering of visionary minds and conscious artists to envision sustainable solutions for the 21st Century. Details TBA. | squawvalleyinstitute.org

AUG. 25 | FIRDAY
Educational nights
South Lake Tahoe
Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center offers a summer speakers’ program. Tonight is “The Story of Tahoe Movie” at 8 p.m. Join us in a screening of the “Lake of the Sky” film produced by Sierra State Parks. | tahoeheritage.org

AUG. 25-27 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Open-air art show
Zephyr Cove, Nev.
Arts & Crafts show at Round Hill Square is an open-air village of artisans under the Tahoe sky. Peruse pottery, jewelry, sculpture, prints, paintings, photography, wearable art and woodwork and hand-crafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | artisttoyoufestivals.com

Equilibrium Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute hosts a gathering of visionary minds and conscious artists to build sustainable solutions for the 21st Century. Featuring more than 750 of the world’s most influential business and environmental thought leaders at a conference to drive innovative, actionable solutions for the integrity of the planet. At the same time, a two-day public festival will continue the conversation featuring high-profile music acts. | squawvalleyinstitute.org

AUG. 26 | SATURDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Ride ‘em lil one
Tahoe Donner
Pancakes and Ponies starts at Alder Creek Adventure Center from 9 to 11 a.m. For ages 2 to 6. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice, followed by a 15-minute pony ride. $35 with pony ride, $15 breakfast only. | RSVP (530) 587-9470

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

Wine walk among the pines Northstar
Northstar hosts an alpine-style Wine Walk on final Saturday of the month through August at 3 p.m. Pick up a souvenir tasting glass before weaving throughout the Village shops, sipping wine and snacking on paired hors d’oeuvres. The wine selection and pairings offer a new experience each month with a different theme. $32. | northstarcalifornia.com

AUG. 28 | MONDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

AUG. 30 | 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

Afternoon with Anita South Lake Tahoe
Meet the character of Anita Baldwin, a key figure in the history of Tallac Historic Site, in a storytelling presentation on the life at the daughter of the infamous Lucky Baldwin at 1 p.m. $10. | Tickets (530) 541-5227

AUG. 31 | THURSDAY
Families can chill
Olympic Valley
In the Village at Squaw families can enjoy free outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays until Aug. 31. Tonight’s feature is “Storks.” Bring blankets and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. | squawalpine.com

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