Events | April

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Celebrating Mother Earth
Tahoe celebration Earth Day with two celebrations starting with the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival on the North Shore on April 21 and the South Shore Earth Day Festival on April 28. There will be a discussion on eliminating plastic straws on April 19, and beach cleanups and a No Straw Celebration on April 22. Read the Events calendar for details.

North Shore | The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival will be at the Village at Squaw Valley featuring booths, a raffle, live entertainment, food trucks, kids’ activities and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Truth Cartel performs at 11:30 a.m., with the Asha World Dancers perform at 2 p.m., the Trashion Show at 2:15, The Sextones at 3:30 p.m., and a show of the film “Saving Snow” at 6 p.m. Turn in plastic water bottles for one free refillable bottle. |
South Shore | Learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability and reducing the ecological footprint at Bijou Community Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while enjoying local music and dance. There will be a Kid Zone, local arts, food vendors, live music from Bison and more. |

The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers Marshmology classes daily from 4:30 to 5 p.m. through April. Learn about the history of the marshmallow and traditional s’mores ingredients from The Ritz-Carlton Marshmologist while enjoying complimentary s’mores featuring housemade marshmallows. |

Free play
Truckee Library hosts an unstructured playtime for children and parents from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Toys are provided. | (530) 582-7846

55+ Hiking Series Incline Village, Nev.
Hikers age 55 and older can visit different Tahoe locales from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of IVGID Senior Programs from May 1 to Oct. 30. Meet in Incline Village Recreation Center lobby. Bring water, lunch and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. $13, $10 for members. |

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

Let’s hear it for moms Kings Beach
Mom’s Café is every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Meet other moms, get help with breastfeeding techniques, postpartum concerns, infant nutrition and infant care. Groups in English and Spanish. |

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

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

Story time Zephyr Cove, Nev.
The Zephyr Cove Library hosts a children’s story time every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and coloring. | (775) 588-6411

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. Enjoy free guest speaker and/or tasting notes from the featured winery. | (530) 523-8024

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 18 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

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

Fridays are fun Truckee
Family Fun Fridays at KidZone Museum starts at 11 a.m. Play-based class designed to inspire exploration and discovery through art. For ages 5 and younger. Free with admission. |

Happy hour tastings Olympic Valley
Friday Night Tasting Notes is at Plaza Bar every Friday until April 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Craft beers or specialty spirits, a different one featured each Friday along with live acoustic music. |

Build together
Truckee Library hosts Lego Club from 12 to 1 p.m. | (530) 582-7842

The Last Straw
Incline Village, Nev.
Commit to becoming free from using of plastic drinking straws with local students, U.C. Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and other regional environmental groups. This collaborative event at Sierra Nevada College will show short films on how plastic straws are clogging landfills, oceans, rivers and beaches. Students will present on local programs. No host bar at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m. Free. Read the feature in this issue or at | RSVP (775) 881-7566 or

Ta, ta, ta tasting
Third Thursday Tasting at The Pour House is from 5 to 7 p.m. |

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

Don’t throw it out
Truckee Roundhouse is hosting a Fixit Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. Repair broken household items. Free for all ages. Learn from expert coaches. Clothing, small electronics, bikes, wooden furniture and small household items. | Truckee Roundhouse on Facebook

Activist films
Mountain Area Preservation presents Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Truckee Community Arts Center at 5 to 9 p.m. Films, raffle, food and drinks. |

Fascinating Fridays Truckee
Sierra College Insights presents Truckee High School English teacher Craig Rowe on “Bars, Barrios and Berkeley: The Transformational Power of Language.” Doors open at Sierra College Truckee campus at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments. Presentation at 7 p.m. Free. | RSVP

Teddy Bear Parade
The Friends of the Library’s annual Teddy Bear Parade is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library park. Alpine Kids will provide a free barbecue lunch for everyone who attends. Children are encouraged to bring his or her favorite stuffed animal for the parade and face painting, water tables, seed planting, art activities, lawn games, etc. The parade starts at 1 p.m. led by Miss Honey Bear and Smokey the Bear. | (530) 694-2120

Pay homage to Mother Earth Olympic Valley
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival will be at the Village at Squaw Valley. Booths, raffle, live entertainment, food trucks, kids’ activities and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EV Poker Run Olympic Valley sponsors an electric vehicle poker run starting at the Village at Squaw. Get first card from Tahoe Regional Planning Agency booth at Tahoe Truckee Earth Day. Starts at 11 a.m., ends at 5 p.m. Take a scenic run around the lake. Free charging at newest charging stations in the area. |

Ghostly talks
South Lake Tahoe
Join local authors Karen Dustman, Laurie Hickey and photographer Judy Wickwire to hear stories from their recently released book, “The Old Genoa Cemetery,” and Dustman’s book, “Markleeville Ghost Tales,” at 1 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Free. | (530) 573-3185

Writers unite South Lake Tahoe
Young Adult Writers’ Meetup, on the first and third Saturday of each month, is from 3 to 4 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion and writing. Laptops available for use in the library. Snacks provided.
| (530) 573-3185

Sierra speaker
Sierra State Parks Foundation presents John Grebenkemper speaking on “Canine Search for the Donner Family Camps at Alder Creek from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Donner Memorial State Park. Complimentary refreshments, beverages for purchase. Free parking.

Film premiere
Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents the film premiere of “Saving Snow,” a documentary on the impacts of disappearing snow seasons. Film at 6 p.m. followed by panel discussion with local experts in the Village at Squaw. $15, $5 student or child, free for members.

Oh, so elegant Stateline, Nev.
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra presents the 29th annual Elegant Evening fundraiser at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Food, wine, beer and vodka tastings, raffles, lives music and silent auction. |

Taste & Listen Truckee
Trails and Vistas and Cedar House Sport Hotel offers a Pop Up Dinner, Taste and Listen. Enjoy an artistic interpretation of a multi-continent inspired cuisine choreographed to music by Ethan Case from 6:30 to 9 p.m. $125. |

Free snowshoe hike Norden
In honor of Earth Day, Clair Tappaan Lodge will be offering a free snowshoe hike guided by the lodge manager. Bring snowshoes or rent a pair from the lodge at 10 a.m. Bring snacks and dress in layers. Hot chocolate and tea before and after the hike. | Clair Tappaan Lodge on Facebook

Clean up, meet, eat
Carnelian Bay
Lake Tahoe Waterman Association hosts the inaugural Tahoe Waterman Beach clean-up day from 1 to 4 p.m. at Waterman’s Landing/Patton Beach. Buckets and trash grabbers, coffee and treats provided. Stay for meeting and potluck from 5 to 7 p.m. Open to public.

Just say, “No straw”
Tahoe City
Alpenglow Sports, Keep Tahoe Blue and Klean Kanteen will host a No Straw event at Sunnyside Restaurant at 4 p.m. Klean Kanteen will give away its reusable stainless steel straws to keep Tahoe straw-less. Music, food and drink for purchase and a film screening from Keep Tahoe Blue. Free. Read the feature in this issue or at

The Awards Show
Tahoe City
Join the 2018 North Tahoe graduates for a night of fashion, fun, folly, food, a raffle, skits and more at 6 p.m. at the North Tahoe High School auditorium to benefit a safe and sober graduation event. Tickets at the door $15, $8 students.

Tech Tuesdays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. A new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140

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

Talk cannabis with the mayor
South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Mayor Wendy David hosts a conversation on cannabis in the city at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center. |

Dine out for athletes Truckee
La Bamba will donate a portion of proceeds to Truckee Wolverine Booster Club, which supports sports teams, clubs and scholarships at Truckee High School, including Project Safe and Sober Grad from 4 p.m. until closing.

Lunchtime vets meeting
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club meets every last Thursday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chateau. Join other local veterans, military service agency and community members to promote the welfare of all vets and their families, plan community events and celebrations. |

TERC Talks
Incline Village, Nev.
Dr. Kim Bateman, executive dean of the Tahoe/Truckee campus of Sierra College, will speak about the psychology of humor at UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. Humor has a critical purpose, a cohesive function, a divisive effect and serves a coping function. This thought-provoking presentation will leave you laughing and thinking. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP

Community awards dinner Tahoe City
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner honoring local luminaries is at Granlibakken from 5 to 9 p.m. |

For the kids South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Chamber Connect For Kids mixer is at South Lake Brewing Co. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local nonprofits serving South Shore Tahoe youth will be in attendance. Event includes light bites, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a Donate & Decorate a Bike contest. $20, $15 members. | RSVP

Author talk Incline Village, Nev.
Author and photographer Tim Palmer will present a free slideshow on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Science Act from 10 a.m. to noon at Sierra Nevada College, Room 139/141. The book, “Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy,” presents a portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. |

Bring it
Incline Village, Nev.
Sierra Nevada College’s annual Poetry Slam. First, second and third place gets cash prizes from 7 to 9 p.m. Winner is Tahoe Slam Champion of the Year. Read the feature in this issue or at |

Film, discussion South Lake Tahoe
A free community showing of the award-winning film, “He Named Me Malala,” is at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre at 5:30 p.m. A discussion panel with Tahoe Activist Artists will follow. |

Craw Thaw, Beer & Music Festival
A New Orleans-inspired spring festival, the Truckee Craw Thaw, Beer & Music Festival will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, Cajun cuisine and family fun to downtown. Kids’ activities will include craw fishing, races and other games. Read the feature in this issue or at |

Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a pancake breakfast to mark the opening on fishing season from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Woodfords Fire House. $5.

Free meds take-back day
Truckee, Tahoe City
Drop off unneeded or expired prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee or from 9 a.m. to noon at old, vacant fire station in Tahoe City. Put pills into a plastic resealable bag and dispose of empty pill bottles in trash or recycling receptacles. Keep liquid medications in the original bottle, black out confidential information and put in plastic resealable bag. Sharps are accepted at Tahoe City location, but not Truckee. No illicit drugs, medical waste or aerosols. |

Building fun
South Lake Tahoe
Design, build and invent with Legos at the South Lake Tahoe Library at 10 a.m. Entire family welcome. Free. | (530) 573-3185

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 for exploring the natural world and how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Earth Day celebration South Lake Tahoe
Learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability and reducing the ecological footprint at Bijou Community Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while enjoying local music and dance.

Spring planning
South Lake Tahoe
Master Gardeners hosts a workshop on Choosing the Right Plants at South Lake Tahoe Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Overview of the principles of Tahoe friendly gardening followed by a planning and design presentation. Sketching materials provided to registered participants. | Register

Dad can dance
Crystal Bay, Nev.
Father Daughter Dance hosted by Tahoe SAFE Alliance is at the Tahoe Biltmore from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a fun-filled evening for little girls and the special men in their lives. DJ dancing, activity stations, free cake, a souvenir photo flipbook from Action Flipbooks and an opportunity for a keepsake photo. $30 for a father daughter couple, $5 for each additional child. |


Moon over Tahoe Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Pink Moon snowshoe trek from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Trips include snowshoes, poles, guides, instruction, natural history and hot drinks and snacks. No experience needed. $65. |