Make it to race it

Courtesy Alyssa Ganong

Arts For The Schools is launching its third annual Wooden Boat Challenge on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. This day-long fundraiser offers live music, activities for children, food and drink options and a beer garden.

The main event, however, is the challenge itself. Pre-registered teams of four will be provided with the materials to build a wooden boat without power tools. After three hours of building time, the teams will race their hand-made boats in Lake Tahoe starting at 3 p.m. There will be prize for first place, funniest boat best craftsmanship and more. General admission is free. All funds generated will go directly to Arts For The Schools educational programming. | RSVP artsfortheschools.org