Tahoe Weekly https://thetahoeweekly.com Lake Tahoe's Complete Events, Entertainment, Recreation, Dining, Art guide Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:15:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 March 22 to April 4, 2018 | Miracle March just keeps on giving https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/miracle-march-just-keeps-on-giving/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:01:57 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40885 After a series mid-March winter storms brought in excess of 3 to 6 feet of snow in a matter of days, I think we’re well on the way to a Miracle March. So far this month, the Tahoe Sierra has racked up 10 to 12 feet of snow as of press time on March 16 […]

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Dane Shannon enjoys the back-country conditions snowboarding above Emerald Bay with views of the South Shore. Cascade Lake (closest to Emerald Bay) and Fallen Leaf Lake can be seen on the right of the bay. | Photography by Scott Rokis, ScottRokis.com, @RokisPhoto

After a series mid-March winter storms brought in excess of 3 to 6 feet of snow in a matter of days, I think we’re well on the way to a Miracle March. So far this month, the Tahoe Sierra has racked up 10 to 12 feet of snow as of press time on March 16 with more systems on the horizon.

While it showed up late this winter, we’re all excited that the Storm King finally rolled across the Tahoe Sierra.

The heavy snowfalls make for potential avalanche conditions for those venturing in the back country and its good time to make sure you’re up on your avalanche safety training. And, if you’re a back-country skier and haven’t taken a course, we urge you to do so immediately.

Sean McAlindin recently took a course with Alpenglow Expeditions to hone his back-country skills and then ventured to Carson Pass to explore the Elephants Back. Sean penned two features on his experiences for this issue: “Know Before You Go” and “Riding the Elephants Back.”

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Ski touring in the Carson Pass back country https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/ski-touring-in-the-carson-pass-back-country/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:59:21 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40851 The forecast was not promising. We’d received more than 6 feet of fresh snow that came in three waves over the last four days. Major avalanches had occurred in the back country of Negro Canyon and Schallenberger Ridge, as well as in bounds at Squaw Valley that buried five people. WATCH the author drop into […]

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Nate Davis breaks trail on the ridge toward Elephants Back. | Sean McAlindin

The forecast was not promising. We’d received more than 6 feet of fresh snow that came in three waves over the last four days. Major avalanches had occurred in the back country of Negro Canyon and Schallenberger Ridge, as well as in bounds at Squaw Valley that buried five people.

  • WATCH the author drop into untouched powder in the northeast bowl of Elephants Back.
  • READ the author’s story on avalanche education.

Danger was still listed as considerable when Nate Davis and I left Kings Beach for Carson Pass at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday morning in early March. Our plan was to get there early, play it conservatively, make observations and be OK with an out-and-back exploratory ridge tour if conditions weren’t lining up — easier said than done when we were looking at the first significant powder of the season.

We soon reached the saddle where the northeast bowl of Elephants Back opened wide before us. No one else had been here since the blizzard. We were the first to enter this vast back-country oasis.

We arrived at the pass at 7 a.m. with no one else in sight. It was a chilly 5 degrees F as we packed up and strapped on our skins for the approach to Elephants Back. After cresting a couple of knolls, we came upon a large crack that had split from a convex rollover. Although I warned Nate about it from in front, it still caught him off guard. His right leg fell in up to his hip and in the process, he tweaked his bad knee This wasn’t an encouraging start, but we decided to gain the ridge to at least make some observations.

When we reached the first viewpoint, Elephants Back and the valley of Round Top Mountain sprawled magnificently before us. We followed the track toward a snow pit that had been recently dug at the edge of Frog Pond by Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters. What we found there confirmed our worst suspicions.

Nate Davis absolutely killing it on his transitions. | Sean McAlindin

There were 2-cm-inch, sun-crust layers about 6 feet down with a 10-cm seam of loose, granular, faceted snow in between. Two of the three necessary ingredients for an avalanche were present: a bed surface and a weak layer. All it needed was a trigger and sufficient slope to slide. It was this deep persistent slab that had led to several significant avalanches in Tahoe over the weekend.

The skin tracks did not continue past this point, but we continued to forge ahead as we worked our way slowly up the rolling ridge. We soon reached the saddle where the northeast bowl of Elephants Back opened wide before us. No one else had been here since the blizzard. We were the first to enter this vast back-country oasis.

I led the way cautiously into the bowl. Large cornices hung overhead of the ever-steepening gradient above us. We worked our way slowly up under the ridge to dig another snow pit in an area that would be indicative of the skiable terrain below. After excavating about 8 feet down, we were pleased to find no weak layers. The snow in this area was right side up, meaning it went from loose to consistently more consolidated as we dug deeper. Using my probe, I ascertained that this trend continued the full 15 feet down to the rocks below.

Nate Davis glides into the bottom of the northeast bowl of Elephants Back. | Sean McAlindin

As we were finishing up these observations, another group of two emerged over the saddle with a couple of dogs. We chatted a bit as they worked their way below us and into the bowl. Without making too many observations, they deskinned and dropped in making sweet turns all the way down into the valley floor.

“Oh man,” said Nate. “I think they just snaked our lines.”

“I’m pretty sure there’s enough for all of us,” I replied, looking over the vast expanse of virgin snow.

This faceted snow 7 feet down has created a dangerous weak layer. | Sean McAlindin

We decided to go for it. I went first and to my delight I found stable snow and perfect lower-angle powder turns all the way down. A closer look back at the top of Elephants Back from below revealed a large crown above the cliff line. The majority of the bowl had already slid probably sometime over the weekend. That accounted for the better conditions than what we had expected.

From the bottom of the basin, we skinned up a small hill to the west and back onto the ridge, which we followed out to a point. We dropped in for what ended up being the best run of the day down a steeper, north-facing bowl and through the rolling forests toward Red Lake. Another short slog through now-warm, sticky snow led us back to the parking lot and home to live to ski another day.


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Know Before You Go | Avalanche training for back-country travels https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/know-before-you-go-avalanche-training-for-back-country-travels/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:59:16 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40849 Do you know what zastrugi is? How familiar are you with firnspiegel? Can you describe the process of faceting? What would you do if you heard some distant whumping? READ more about avalanche education options in Tahoe. Click on Back Country under the Out & About tab. If you haven’t the faintest idea what any […]

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Tim Dobbins performs a columnar compression test on snowpack in Silver Peak’s north bowl

Do you know what zastrugi is? How familiar are you with firnspiegel? Can you describe the process of faceting? What would you do if you heard some distant whumping?

READ more about avalanche education options in Tahoe. Click on Back Country under the Out & About tab.

If you haven’t the faintest idea what any of those words mean, you should consider taking a course with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) before traveling into the snowy wilderness.

Back-country decision-making encompasses much more than whether or not to ski or ride a slope. The process is a continuous cascade of questions and thought that start before the trip begins and constantly affect one’s actions until the trip ends.

My personal off-piste skiing experience started in Canton, Conn., when I was 12 years old. Ratlum Mountain, which soars 1,182 feet above the Farmington River Valley, was our Berkshire back country.

With beat-up ski-swap boots and hologram K2s strapped to our backs, we trekked through legendary 3-foot dumps to ski powder off the north side of the mossy cliffs that rose from the mountain laurel behind our house. Needless to say, it was epic at the time and the tales only grew bigger back home by the fireplace, hot chocolate and marshmallows in hand.

Alpenglow Expeditions guide Tim Dobbins performs snowpack measurements.

Despite being a regular back-country traveler for many years, I never took a proper avalanche safety course until recently. When I arrived at the Alpenglow Expeditions office in Olympic Village, the conditions for learning seemed marginal at best. Due to the historically low snowpack at the start of the 2017-18 winter, the plan was to use Squaw Valley Ski Resort lifts to access National Geographic Bowl on the backside of Granite Chief.

“There’s some blower pow hidden up there in the trees,” said guide Tim Dobbins that first morning.

The plan was to cover as much classroom material as possible on Saturday with the hopes of getting into the field the next day. Our main goal for the weekend was to learn how to accumulate information through research and safely plan several options for a back-country tour and choose the safest route based on teamwork and observation.

As the AIARE manual states: “Back-country decision-making encompasses much more than whether or not to ski or ride a slope. The process is a continuous cascade of questions and thought that start before the trip begins and constantly affect one’s actions until the trip ends.”

We spent the morning discussing the difference between wet and dry slides and comparing wind, storm and deep, persistent slabs. We talked about how location, elevation, slope angle and exposure to sun, wind and rain affect avalanche danger.

On Sunday, the Sierra’s first storm in a month blew in with 100 mph-plus winds on the ridgeline closing lift access throughout the resort and creating some real-life conditions to assess. Rather than ski, the class split into two groups that made travel plans using real-time information provided by avalanche forecasters and satellite maps.

We walked through the basic progression of companion rescue should the need arise and tested our beacon skills in the parking lot. By the time we wound down for the day, the storm had already coated the valley with 6 inches of cold smoke.

Tim Dobbins teaches a class on snowpack observation.

When we trickled excitedly into the classroom from the powder-frenzied traffic the next morning, our plans had once again changed. The summit of Granite Chief was wind-scoured and unsuitable for the management of a large group. Instead, we were going skinning at Silver Peak for an observational tour and possibly a few powder turns. Even after the storm, the snow on Silver was barely deep enough to make our way up the long-forested approach. When we finally reached the wind stash in the north bowl after clambering through vast swaths of fallen logs, we found a 120-cm base of snowpack with several distinct layers.

Dobbins took us through a series of experiments including pole penetrometer, hand shear, compression column and Rutschblock Test. We found a thick ice crust 70 cm below the surface with a significantly faceted weak layer hidden beneath.

“If we get a lot of snow this spring all at once, this could prove to be a problem,” Dobbins said. “Much like an old man, the snowpack doesn’t like rapid changes.”

After recording our snow-pit observations in the chilly wind, we took a lovely powder lap down to the saddle before carefully making our way back to the trailhead.

Much like real avalanche assessment, this course contained a series of adjustments based on current conditions. In the world of back-country travel, it’s nothing ventured, nothing gained. There’s plenty to find out there for those willing to respect and adapt to our ever-changing environment. | alpenglowexpeditions.com

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Turntables and Tabla | Delhi 2 Dublin https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/turntables-and-tabla-delhi-2-dublin/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:58:19 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40868 Tarun Nayar was energetically feeling out whether or not he would make the 20-hour flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Mumbai, India, after recovering from a sudden bout with pneumonia last month when he spoke to Tahoe Weekly. WATCH Delhi 2 Dublin’s video for “TumbiWOW” “India’s not the easiest place to travel,” says the musician […]

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The Canadian world music group Delhi 2 Dublin comes to Tahoe on April 6.

Tarun Nayar was energetically feeling out whether or not he would make the 20-hour flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Mumbai, India, after recovering from a sudden bout with pneumonia last month when he spoke to Tahoe Weekly.

WATCH Delhi 2 Dublin’s video for “TumbiWOW”

“India’s not the easiest place to travel,” says the musician and producer. “But we’ll be in big cities with nice places to stay. I got X-rayed yesterday and the pneumonia is gone, so I’m leaning toward going.”

Delhi 2 Dublin unites contemporary electronic and hip-hop production with a fusion of Bhangra, funk, dub, reggae, pop and Celtic.

Nayar plays tabla, an Indian percussion instrument, and electronics for the Canadian world music group Delhi 2 Dublin. The rest of the band, which features a vocalist, violinist, sitar and dhol (another type of Indian drum) player, were already abroad preparing for their final shows of the tour in Mumbai and New Delhi.

“In cities like Bombay, people go out every night of the week,” says Nayar “These are trendy small clubs where around 400 to 500 young people come to party.”

Formed in Vancouver in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin unites contemporary electronic and hip-hop production with a fusion of Bhangra, funk, dub, reggae, pop and Celtic. They’ve since performed around the world from Germany to Dubai to Indonesia to Australia and everywhere in between.

“We call ourselves subcontinental pop or pop with Indian sensibilities,” says Nayar. “We’re very much rooted in Punjabi folk music and how it interacts with electronic music. We are influenced by a lot of stuff from modern-day gansta, Punjabi hip-hop to super-classic folk singers of an older generation such as Amar Singh Chamkila. We’ve recently been inspired by a guy called Sidhu Moose Wala. Like a lot of whole world music, we’re really shaped by a gamut of folk sounds.”

For Nayar, Punjabi folk music resonates on multiple levels. Both of his parents are amateur musicians who listened to classical and traditional Punjabi music when he was young.

“It’s in my blood way back there,” he says. “It’s agricultural in its origins and has a very rooted energy that brings people back to the earth. It’s really energetic and it makes people dance. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, this music makes you move. White, brown, black or Asian, you just dance.”

The group’s diverse sound has evolved dramatically since they made their first appearance at Vancouver’s Celtic festival 12 years ago, growing from a fascinating amalgam of Celtic fiddle and Bhangra beats to a truly distinctive representation of original world pop music.

“What has changed over the past few years is our songwriting,” says Nayar. “We started in the jam band world, but we’ve spent so much time writing lately that we’re starting to get pretty good at it. I think the songs and music are better and we are getting better at expressing ourselves and our reality. That reality is tied into being brown people from Canada and all the highs and lows that go with that.”

Nayar is half-Indian. His father immigrated to Canada when he was 21. About 10 percent of greater Vancouver’s population, more than 200,000 people, are from India and a majority trace their roots to the northwestern state of Punjab.

“I was a Canadian Punjabi kid,” says Nayar. “How we came up in that community has deeply influenced what we do. In the beginning, they didn’t understand what we were doing when we were making our mash up of Punjabi and electronic music. We first gained popularity outside of our own culture. We are much more supported by them now than when we first came up.”

According to Nayar, Delhi 2 Dublin shows are often a diverse affair with a “half-brown, half-white audience. Bringing people together is a big part of it, for sure,” he says with joy.

April 6 | 10 p.m. | Free
Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, Nev.

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“Pretty Pieces” | Exploring complexities of madness https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/pretty-pieces-exploring-complexities-of-madness/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:57:47 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40870 In celebration of World Theater Day, senior college student Matthew Denney will be directing a one-act play about madness at the University of Nevada at Reno campus. “The reason why I chose it is for the way it handles tragically beautiful memories and big decisions in two people’s lives.” –Matthew Denney “Pretty Pieces,” written by […]

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Cassady Anderson and Ryan Corrigan will be the only actors on stage for the production of “Pretty Pieces.”

In celebration of World Theater Day, senior college student Matthew Denney will be directing a one-act play about madness at the University of Nevada at Reno campus.

“The reason why I chose it is for the way it handles tragically beautiful memories and big decisions
in two people’s lives.”
–Matthew Denney

“Pretty Pieces,” written by Charles Robertson, debuted in Kingston, Ontario. Denney first encountered the play in Sharon Chadwick’s theater class at Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where he grew up.

“She had a huge collection of random scripts,” he says.” “It was the tagline — a one-act play about madness — that got my attention. I immediately fell in love with the story and the characters. The reason why I chose it is for the way it handles tragically beautiful memories and big decisions in two people’s lives.”

A mix of fantasy and realism, the play follows the intense conversations of two troubled siblings who live together in a run-down apartment. Although they are reminded of past trauma by a found set of photographs, the true cause of their insanity, drug addiction and codependency is never made fully clear.

“It’s a very engaging play that tackles a lot of tough topics,” says Denney. “You get to learn a lot about the characters through fast-paced conversation.”

Denney recruited two friends he met through the UNR Theatre & Dance Department to play the roles of Girl and Boy. Cassady Anderson and Ryan Corrigan will be the only actors on stage for the production.

“These two are perfect for the roles,” says Denney. “Cassady has this huge range of emotion she can pull from. Ryan has great physicality in the role and in the way he carries himself.”

The trio has been rehearsing since the end of January in the lounge of Argenta Hall where Denney is a resident advisor.

“I’m about to go into teaching theater, so I decided I wanted to direct a show to get my feet wet,” he says. “I just wanted to make it happen. Sure enough, if you work hard enough, it happens.”

Some of the personal nuances Denney has added to the production include projections of religious imagery and sinister music. The details add to a performance that deals with themes of memory, images and captured moments.

“In my mind, when we make decisions we make them once and they change the courses of our lives,” he says. “If we are able to capture the mental pictures, we’re able to capture exactly that moment. I always try to integrate some form of pictures or something aesthetically beautiful as to why I made an important decision.”

Denney first realized the power of theater in high school during the passing of his grandfather.

“He always encouraged me to be in theater and live out whatever dream that I had,” Denney says. “When he died, the first thing I thought was, ‘I have to go to the theater.’ When I got there, I found the biggest support system and the greatest group of friends I could ever ask for. I feel like the world needs more safe spaces like that.”

More recently, Denney wasn’t surprised to learn that some of the students who stood up publically for gun control after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were theater students.

“I think that theater has this amazing ability to amplify and bring home really strong themes for high-school students,” he says. “We empower teens and give them a chance to have a voice. We teach about empathy and kindness. We have to be as vulnerable as possible to see the story from multiple perspectives. Knowing that theater students are the one that are standing up brings hope to my heart.”

March 30 | 7 p.m.
UNR Wells Fargo Auditorium | Reno, Nev.

After graduation, Denney plans to attend graduate school in theater education on the East Coast before becoming a high-school theater teacher and part-time performer.
| unr.edu/theatre-dance

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Paul Bartlett | Works in reflections, pattern https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/paul-bartlett-works-in-reflections-pattern/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:56:08 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40843 In a local coffee shop, a shimmering view of Lake Tahoe seems to pop out. Ripples and waves in the water gently move, changing from moment to moment, mimicking the feeling of bobbing on the lake. “Two-dimensional images are pretty, but so much more could be conveyed. I thought about how the light was moving […]

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Paul Bartlett stands in front of a piece in his “Under The Water” collection.

In a local coffee shop, a shimmering view of Lake Tahoe seems to pop out. Ripples and waves in the water gently move, changing from moment to moment, mimicking the feeling of bobbing on the lake.

“Two-dimensional images are pretty, but so much more could be conveyed. I thought about how the light was moving through the lake, the uneven surface, the ripples.”
–Paul Barlett

Paul Bartlett was captured by the beauty of Lake Tahoe while kayaking and tried to figure out a way to show its depth, color and clarity beyond what could be portrayed through a photograph. As a former professor of chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, Bartlett enjoyed researching molecules and figuring out how they form together in natural biological processes. At Tahoe, he thought about how to create a multidimensional effect to re-create that feeling of being on the water.

“Two-dimensional images are pretty, but so much more could be conveyed. I thought about how the light was moving through the lake, the uneven surface, the ripples,” he says. “Then I could introduce patterns and layers to capture the validity of the water.”

Bartlett first experimented by cutting out pieces of pictures and mounting them at different levels. He realized he needed a flexible medium to cut and shape images and it evolved into cutting aluminum cans and mounting photos to that, then layering them in different ways to get a multidimensional effect.

The backside of “Autumn Aspens.”

Bartlett created his first 3-D artwork in January 2014 and his process has been evolving ever since. He calls his work Xtra-Dimensions: a new way to present pictures.

“I tried different shapes for the water. I started out with a square design and realized I could put in waves and curves,” he says.

He starts by taking a photograph and laying it out in a grid using Adobe Photoshop to generate different patterns and masks. However, most of the work is collecting the cans. He visits recycling centers to harvest anywhere from 100 to 500 cans for a piece. At home, he cuts off the tops and bottoms of the cans, washes, dries them out and flattens the metal.

The front of “Autumn Aspens.”

Bartlett uses aluminum cans because manufacturers use a special process to make them and he likes the curve and flexibility the cans add.

“Metal sheets don’t have the right characteristics. What I get from the recycling centers is more resilient. Therefore, I am forever dumpster diving for my components,” he says.

After image fragments are printed out, Bartlett then adheres the images to the metal, cuts it to size and shape to give it a multifaceted look. A copy of the photograph and grid pattern is attached to an acrylic sheet giving it depth and support. The final part is to glue individual components to their corresponding posts and line everything up with the template to make a complete and multidimensional artwork.

“There’s even more to it than being 3-D because of the pattern and possible shadows in the lighting system. I like to think of it as dimensions of dimensions of dimensions depending on how you see it,” he says.

Bartlett’s work has gained exposure in Lake Tahoe by being featured at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay, Pacific Crest Gallery in South Lake Tahoe, Bluestone Jewelry & Wine in Truckee and The Carmel Gallery in Truckee and Calistoga. Photographer Elizabeth Carmel saw his work at a show in Martis Camp and asked if he’d be willing to collaborate by taking her photographs and turning them into multidimensional art. He has used some of her photos to create artworks such as “Aspen Glow” and “Wild Dogwood.”

His goals are to continue playing around with new patterns and images, and he recently completed his first cityscape of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

“It’s a totally different pattern than lake or forest scenes,” he says. “I like imagining things and trying them out. It’s a lot of playing around on the computer. I get excited at the end when I’m putting it all together. When you see some of these from a distance, people think it’s a regular photograph. But as you get closer and move around, the picture moves and you may notice things that don’t quite match up. Depending on where you are, you may see different reflections and patterns. It’s funny to see people’s reactions when they are figuring out what it is. I feel it brings forth the feeling you get from looking at the lake.”
| xtra-dimensions.com

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Holiday Worship Services https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/holiday-worship-services/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:55:00 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=38846 BAPTIST | CATHOLIC | CHRISTIAN | CHRISTIAN SCIENCE | EPISCOPAL | JEHOVAH WITNESSES | JEWISH | LATTER-DAY SAINTS | LUTHERAN | METHODIST | NONDENOMINATIONAL | PRESBYTERIAN | RELIGIOUS SCIENCE | SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST To update a listing or to be added to the listings, e-mail editor@tahoethisweek.com BAPTIST First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South […]

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First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Ladies’ Bible study at 6:15 p.m. Pastor Alan & Sharon Morse.
| (530) 544-2743, firstbaptistchurchslt.com

 First Baptist Church of Tahoe City, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Sunday service at 9 a.m. followed by fellowship. Kids’ Club & nursery offered during service. Wednesday youth group 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Commons Beach in Tahoe City at 6:15 a.m. Pancake breakfast at church to follow. Pastor Scott Capshaw.
| (530) 583-7458, tahoeministries.com

First Baptist Church of Truckee, 11605 Deerfield Road, Truckee. Sunday service at 11 a.m. Midweek Bible study at noon. | (530) 582-4045


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee. Saturday vigil at 5 p.m. in English and 6:30 p.m. in Spanish. Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. in English. Monday, Tuesday & Friday Mass at 8 a.m. Holy Hour with Benediction Friday at 8:30 a.m. Confessions Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m. On March 29, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5:30 p.m. On March 30, Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 1 p.m., Seven Last Words Reflection at 2 p.m., Liturgy (bilingual) at 3 p.m. On March 31, Easter Vigil (bilingual) at 8:15 p.m. On April 1, Easter Sunday Mass in English at 9 a.m., in Spanish at 11 a.m. Rev. Vincent Juan.
| (530) 587-3595, assumptiontruckee.com

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 905 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Saturday vigil at 5 p.m. Sunday Mass at 8 & 10 a.m. all year. From July to Easter Mass at 9 a.m. at Marie Sluchak Community Park, Tahoma. Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. Confessions Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Lenten Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross & Benediction Fridays during Lent at 7 p.m. preceded by simple soup supper at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center. Father Benedict DeLeon. | (530) 583-4409, corpuschristi-tahoe.org

Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church, 1 Elks Point Rd., Zephyr Cove. Saturday vigil at 5 p.m. Sunday Mass at 8 & 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Confession from 4-4:30 p.m. & by appointment. Holy Thursday March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper with procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose. Private prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9 p.m.; confessions will be available. Good Friday Stations of the Cross March 30 at noon outdoors, weather permitting, followed by Liturgy of Good Friday at 1 p.m. Holy Saturday March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Vigil of Easter followed by Mass of the Resurrection. Easter Sunday at 8 & 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Father Oliver Curran.
| (775) 588-2080, ourladyoftahoe.org

Our Lady of the Lake (Mission Church of Assumption of the BVM), 8263 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Sunday Mass in English at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass in Spanish at 6 p.m. Sunday Confession 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. Thursday bilingual Mass at 8 a.m. On March 29, Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m. On March 30, Good Friday Liturgy and Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. On April 1, Easter Sunday English Mass at 4 p.m., Spanish Mass at 6 p.m. Rev. Vincent Juan. | (530) 587-3595, assumptiontruckee.com

Queen of the Snows, 1550 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley. Sunday Mass at noon from Easter Sunday to July. Outstation Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. at Marie Sluchak Community Park, Tahoma, from July to Easter. Lenten Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi. Stations of the Cross & Benediction Fridays during Lent at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi preceded by simple soup supper at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center. Father Benedict DeLeon. | (530) 583-4409, corpuschristi-tahoe.org

St. Francis of Assisi, 701 Mount Rose Highway/State Route 431, Incline Village. Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. Sunday Mass at 9 & 11 a.m., & 5 p.m. in Spanish. Tuesday-Friday Mass at 9 a.m. Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation from 4-4:30 p.m. & on request. Rev. William Nadeau. | (775) 831-0490, sftahoe.org

St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass at 8 & 10 a.m., 12 & 7 p.m. in Spanish. Monday & Tuesday Mass at 8 a.m. Wednesday Mass at 8 a.m. & 12 p.m. Saturday Confession at 4 p.m. On March 29, Holy Thursday, no morning Mass, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. On March 30, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Liturgy at 12:15 p.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish. On March 31, Easter Vigil at 8:15 p.m. On April 1, Easter Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 7 p.m. in Spanish. Fr. Mauricio Hurtado
(530) 544-3533, www.tahoecatholic.com


Calvary Chapel of South Lake Tahoe, 807 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday services at 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Children’s Sunday School & Youth Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study at 10 a.m. Youth Group at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. with childcare. Thursday Awana Kids Club at 6 p.m., Youth Group at 7:30 p.m. Service Pastor Jerry Foster. | (530) 544-7320, calvarytahoe.com

Calvary Chapel of Truckee, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee High School cafeteria. Sunday service 10 a.m. with Sunday school & childcare. Wednesday evening home groups in Glenshire at 6 p.m. and Incline Village at 6:15 p.m. Pastor Brian Larson. | (530) 587-1711, cctruckee.com

Church on the Lake, a Home Church Network. Fellowship gatherings on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Randy & Josie Smith, 771 Titilist Drive, No. 3, Incline Village, Nev. Check Web site regularly for updated locations. Pastors Ken Kasterko & Jimetta Mayne. | (530) 580-8292, tahoechurchonthelake.org

Iglesia Cristiana Vida Nueva, 918 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village. Servicio cada domingo a la 1 p.m. Pastores John y Ruby Cole. | (775) 831-5030, inclinevidanueva.org

 Lake Tahoe Church of Christ, 3609 Vanda Lee Way (in the Seventh-day Adventists building), South Lake Tahoe. Sunday class at 10 a.m., services at 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. Guest speakers. | (530) 208-9509, southtahoechurchofchrist.com

Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship, 3580 Blackwood Road, South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Children’s ministries at 10:40 a.m. Monday Moms’ Bible Study with childcare at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Spiritual Foundations class at 7 p.m. Friday Men’s Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. Saturday Iglesia Vida Nueva service at 7 p.m. Pastors Terry and Cheryl Edwards. | (530) 544-4357, laketahoecf.com

New Life Church, 918 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Nursery & New Life Kids meet at same time. Pastors Tim and Jen Allen. | (775) 831-5030, newlifeincline.org

 Sierra Bible Church 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. Sunday service at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Mondays Team Worship-youth at 4 p.m. Tuesdays Awana at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Junior High & Senior High Youth at 5:30 & 7:15 p.m. Thursdays Moms in Prayer at 11 a.m. On March 30, Good Friday service at 6 p.m. On April 1, Easter Sunday service at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jesse Richardson. | (530) 587-6025, sbctruckee.com

Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday services 9 & 10:45 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Nursery care for ages younger than 3. Sunday school age 3 & older. Monday Bible study at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday Men’s Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dan Wilvers. | (530) 544-7055, sierra.church

Squaw Valley Chapel, United Church of Christ, 444 Squaw Peak Road (behind Tram), Olympic Valley. Historic chapel built for 1960 Winter Olympics. Sunday services at 10 a.m. High Camp services at 8 a.m., Free tram rides for attendees without skis or snowboards at 7 a.m. Rev. James Kosko | (530) 475-8956, squawvalleychapel.org

South Shore Christian Assembly, 886 Glorene Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service 10 a.m. Children’s church at 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Pastor Bob & Marie Sapp. | (530) 541-0757, hislake.com/ssca.htm

Tahoe Community Church, 145 Daggert Way, Stateline. Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care for newborn to age 5. Children’s worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Men’s Bible study at 7 a.m. & Thursday at 6 p.m. Thursday Women’s Bible study at 9 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. On March 30, Good Friday Service at 5 pm. | (775) 588-5860, tahoecommunitychurch.org

 Tahoe Faith Fellowship, at Tahoe City Community Center, Fairway Drive. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Home fellowship & other services during the week. Pastors Bill & Betty Ransom. | (530) 583-3977, tahoefaithfellowship.org

Tahoe Forest Church, 10315 Hirschdale Road, Truckee. Sunday service 9 & 10:45 a.m. Tuesday High School group at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Middle School group at 7 p.m. Easter services at 9 & 10:45 a.m. Pastor Terrence Sutton. | (530) 587-7725, tahoeforestchurch.org

Town Church Truckee, Glenshire Clubhouse, Glenshire Drive. Sunday services 10 a.m. Childcare for ages 5 and younger. Wednesday Men’s Bible study at 6:30 a.m. & Women’s Bible study 6 p.m. On March 29, Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Luke Lewis. | (530) 448-3416, townchurchtruckee.com

 Truckee Christian Center, 11556 Brockway Road, Truckee. Sunday school & worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Pastors Jerry & Lynda Burks.
| (530) 587-4638, truckeechristiancenter.org



Christian Science Society, at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Rd. due to flooding last winter at regular location. Sunday service & Sunday School at 10 a.m. Wednesday Testimony meetings at 7:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services. Reading room open after services. | (775) 8487-5072, christiansciencetruckee.com

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2081 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service & Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday meeting at 7 p.m. Childcare provided for all services. Reading Room open Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | (530) 541-7892, christiansciencechurchslt.org, talksthatinspire.org


St. John’s In the Wilderness, 1776 U.S. Route 50, Glenbrook. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Rev. Victoria Warren. | (775) 586-2535, stjohnsnv.org

St. Nicholas, 855 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. (services are pet friendly; well-behaved pets only) with coffee hour after. Worship in historic Chapel of the Transfiguration June to August. Rev. Leonetti. | (530) 583-4713, stnicksepiscopal.org

 St. Patrick’s, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Sunday services at 8 & 10 a.m., forum at 9 a.m.; Godly Play for preschoolers and grade-school kids at 10 a.m. Tuesday A Course of Miracles at 5 p.m., Healing service, a 12-step Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Interfaith Prayer & Quieting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Lectio Divina at 12:15 p.m. Rev. Sarah A. Syer.
| (775) 831-1418, tahoeepiscopal.org


Kingdom Hall, 1325 Herbert Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday Bible study, school and service meeting at 7 p.m. | (530) 544-4770

 Kingdom Hall, 3005 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Sunday Spanish Bible discourse & Watch Tower at 10 a.m., English Bible discourse & Watch Tower at 1 p.m. Tuesday Bible study & service meeting at 7 p.m. in English. Wednesday Spanish Bible study & service meeting at 7 p.m. | (530) 581-0122

Kingdom Hall, 10155 Smith St., Truckee. Sunday service meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday Bible study, school & service meeting at 7 p.m. | (530) 214-8033


North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Ave. (off National Ave.), Tahoe Vista. Friday Shabbat service at 7 p.m. High Holidays schedule & activities on Web site. Community Seder on April 1, 4 p.m. at Granlibakken. Call to make reservations. Guests welcome. Rabbi Evon Yakar. | (530) 546-0895, tahoetemple.org

Temple Bat Yam, 3260 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe. Rabbi Evon J. Yakar. Thursday Torah at the Lake at 12 p.m. Friday Shabbat services at 6 p.m. Phone for schedule. Rabbi Evon Yakar. | (530) 542-1211


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Highway 267 at Kingswood Way, Kings Beach. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Bishop Kenneth Craig. | (530) 546-3065

Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 3460 Spruce Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Bishop Ellis. | (530) 544-4477


Christ the King, 3125 N. Lake Blvd., Dollar Hill, Tahoe City. Sunday worship & Sunday School at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday 9 a.m. Eucharist service with potluck brunch to follow. Pastor Ed Hilton. | (530) 583-1222, ctktahoe.net

 Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra, 930 Julie Lane, South Lake Tahoe. Sunday service w/Communion 10 a.m. Nursery care & Children’s Time provided during service. Rev. Diana Turner. | (530) 541-1975

Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, 11662 Hope Court, near the intersection of Brockway Road & Highway 267, Truckee. Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. On March 25, Passion Sunday at 10 a.m. On April 1, Easter service at 10 a.m. followed by egg hunt. Rev. Jeanie Shaw & Rev. Joanie Tankersley. | (530) 582-4243, tlpc.org


Church of the Mountains, Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors, 10079 Church St., Truckee. Sunday service at 9 a.m. Sunday school & infant care offered. Women’s Bible study Mondays at 10 a.m. Morning Centering Prayer Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. Pastors Study Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Pastor Donna Farrell.
| (530) 587-4407, churchofthemountains.com

 Lake Tahoe United Methodist Church and Retreat Center8425 Dolly Varden at Bear, Kings Beach. Dinner Church, Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Simple, affordable retreat accommodations for 1 to 30 persons. Rev. Lisa Jean Hoefner, director/pastor.
| (530) 546-2290, kbumc.org 


Cornerstone Community Church, 300 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. with Children & Youth services. Monday Community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday prayer & worship night at 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Pastor Tony Slavin.
| (775) 831-6626, cornerstonecommunity.net

Fallen Leaf Lake Church operated by St. Francis of the Mountains in the summer, 280 Fallen Leaf Road, South Lake Tahoe. June-September Sunday services at 8 & 10 a.m. All denominations welcome. Call to confirm. | (530) 544-6635

Tahoe Resort Ministries, weekly Sunday services at 2 p.m. at local ski resorts from Dec. 31 through Easter Sunday. Services are 15-20 minutes. Services at Squaw Valley, top of Big Blue Express. Alpine Meadows, top of Roundhouse. Northstar, top of Vista Express. Homewood Mountain Resort, top of Madden. Diamond Peak, top of Lakeview Quad. Mt. Rose, top of Lakeview. Sierra-at-Tahoe, top of Easy Rider Express. Bethany Hansen.
| (530) 583-7458, tahoeministries.com

Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday meditation 9 a.m. Sunday celebration at 10 a.m. Ministers Stew & Hillary Bittman.
| (530) 544-2266, unityatthelake.org



Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday services at 8 & 10 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday school and Pre-Sunday School at 10 a.m. Childcare for newborn to age 3 during 10 a.m. service. Friday Men’s Bible study at 7:30 a.m. On March 29, Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m. On March 30, Good Friday service at Hope Lutheran Church in South Lake Tahoe. On April 1, Easter Son-Rise Service at 6:30 a.m. at Zephyr Point Conference Grounds, 10 a.m. service at church. No Bible studies or Children’s Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Rev. Bob Kelley. | (530) 544-3757, tahoepres.org

 Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, 11662 Hope Court, near the intersection of Brockway Road & Highway 267, Truckee. Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. Rev. Joanie Tankersley. | (530) 582-4243, tlpc.org

 The Village Church, Mt. Rose Highway, 736 McCourry Blvd., Incline Village. Sunday services at 8 (traditional) & 10 a.m. (blended), Youth Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Men’s Bible Study at 4 p.m. Wednesdays Men’s Study at 6:30 a.m., Prayer Group at 10 a.m., Adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. On March 29, Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. w/light dinner and Communion. On March 30, Good Friday Ecumenical service at 6:30 p.m. On April 1, Sunrise Easter service at Burnt Cedar Beach at 6:30 a.m. Easter in church services at 8 & 10 a.m. w/brunch and egg hunt to follow. Pastors Jeffrey Ogden and Tony Conragan.
| (775) 831-0784, thevillagechurchnv.org


Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 N. Lake Blvd., at Tahoe City Marina. Sunday Celebration & Youth Church at 10 a.m. w/childcare. Meditation centering service at 9 a.m. Rev. Liz Luoma. | (530) 581-5117, tahoecsl.org


Heavenly Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3609 Vanda Lee Way, South Lake Tahoe. Sabbath school at 10 a.m., worship at 11:15 a.m. Pastor Tony Brandon.
| (530) 544-3525, tahoeadventist.org

 Truckee Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11662 Hope Court off Brockway, Truckee. Sabbath Services at 10 a.m. | (530) 587-5067, Facebook.com/truckeesda/

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Take it from the water to the mountain
The 14th annual Pro Challenge Gates & Wakes is on April 7 and 8, testing the skills of participants on the water and on the snow.

The water ski tournament is on April 7 at Bell Aqua Lake in Rio Linda at 11 a.m. for a two-round slalom. The GS race is at Homewood on April 8 at 9 a.m. The $150 fee includes water ski tournament, ticket GS race, lunch and awards. There will be an open water ski on Lake Tahoe behind the new Nautqiue GS22 at the West Shore Cafe pier for those who did not water ski on April 7 in the USA Water Ski tournament. There will be a raffle to benefit High Five Foundation. | Register superiorboatrepair.com

Flames out off for safety
Olympic Valley
The flames on the two towers at the entrance to Olympic Valley are out during windy conditions for safety, according to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows following inquiries from Tahoe Weekly readers.
The towers are located at the corner of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley Road. The Tower of Nations is the original tower from the 1960 Winter Olympics located on the north side (closest to the 7-11) and the Tower of the Valley, a replica installed in the 1980s, is on the south side (closest to Squaw Valley Park).
“We have temporarily turned off the flame on the Tower of the Valley because it blows out very easily in windy conditions and doesn’t have an automatic shut off,” says Liesl Hepburn, public relations director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Thus, it continues to emit gas when the flame is out, creating a public safety hazard that requires response from Squaw Valley Fire Department. Rather than continuing to relight it for it to blow out again and require a fire response, we are turning it off for the time being until we make a plan on how best to move forward.”

Banked Slalom benefits High Fives
Donner Summit
Boreal hosts Tom Sims Retro World Championships are from March 23 to 25. It will be held at Soda Springs. Enjoy three days of crazy fun and rubbing elbows with legends and heroes of snowboarding’s history from The Great Race and The Beach Party Hand-Shaped Old-School Pipe Session. It’s Tits is on April 7 at 1 p.m. | rideboreal.com

Skogsloppet rescheduled
Tahoe Donner Cross Country has rescheduled the Sierra Skogsloppet Citizen’s Fundraiser to March 25. The event is organized by local school cross-country teams. All ages and levels are welcome.
Tour D’Euer is also on March 25 is a spring celebration and 30-year tradition. Start touring Euer Valley at 9 a.m. Then return for a barbecue and music on the patio from 11 a.m.
| tahoedonner.com

Championship returns to Sierra
Olympic Valley
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Squaw Valley will host the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships from March 22 to 25— the first time the event returns to the Sierra since 1981. Following the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, NASTAR National Championships will build on the enthusiasm generated by the games and provide a new locale for fans to get involved with alpine sports. | nastar.com/national-championships

Snow bike festival fun
Stateline, Nev.
The American Motorcycle Association’s national Snow Bike Series Festival comes to the Hard Rock on March 24 featuring families a high-energy winter event with pro and amateur men and women’s classes. Guests will also be able to hang out in Hard Rock’s Snow Bar, listen to tunes and warm up by the fire throughout the day. Gates open at 1 p.m.
| hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

Downhill fun races
Tahoe Donner Downhill hosts the Tahoe Donner Family Challenge on March 25 with a matched, time competition raced by family teams at noon. It is a Giant Slalom race, but the time that counts is the difference between first and second runs. The team component is a combined best difference from a child in a family with the best difference from an adult in the family in this free event.
Closing Day Downhill Dummy Contest is scheduled for April 15. Teams build dummies to send slide down the hill off a massive jump. Prizes are awarded for best design, air and best crash. There will be food and beverage specials, music and a bounce house.
| tahoedonner.com

Maintain the trails
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is hosting trail days starting with the Downieville Trail Daze on March 24. Trail work days include the Mills Peak Trail Daze on May 19 to dig the new Mills Peak extension, Downieville Trail Daze on June 23 at Yuba Expeditions, Quincy Trail Daze on Sept. 8 with Mount Hough Ranger District, and the Lakes Basin
Trail Daze on Oct. 1. | sierratrails.org

Calling all winter fans
Incline Village, Nev.
The inaugural Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival is at Diamond Peak Ski Resort from March 30 to April 1. The event builds on the successful history of Diamond Peak’s Uphill/Downhill Race and celebrates SkiMo, skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, alpine touring and snowshoeing by bringing together winter enthusiasts of all types to interact and engage in a light-hearted competitive environment. The goal of the event is to reward both the winners of the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as competitors who show the most creativity and spirit in costume design and team building. Proceeds benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center. | diamondpeak.com

Brewing for a run
South Lake Tahoe
Spring Loaded’s Brew Fest and IPA 5K Run is at the Shops at Heavenly Village on March 30 and 31. The Brew Fest is on March 30 (see Tasty Tidbits in this issue for details), with the 5 km and fun run start at noon on March 31. | theshopsatheavenly.com

Film festival touring
Banff Mountain Film Festival is touring in the Reno/Tahoe area. It will be in Stateline, Nev., at MontBleu Resort & Casino on April 2 and 3. Call (530) 659-0744 for tickets.
Nevada Land Trust brings the festival to the Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall in Reno, Nev., on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Call (775) 325-7401 for tickets. Then it will travel to Downieville at The Yuba Theater on April 6, 7 and 8. Call (530) 289-9822 for tickets.

Happy hump day
Sugar Bowl Resort continues its new Hump Day series on April 4. Designed to build community, expose newcomers to uphill ski travel and the resort’s accessible routes, the event takes places from 4 to 5:30 p.m., weather and conditions permitting. Registration starts at 3 p.m. The cost to participate is $10 per person and includes uphill access and a draft beer at the end for those ages 21 and older. A small raffle will also take place with prizes provided by event sponsors | sugarbowl.com

Gunbarrel 25
South Lake Tahoe
An annual favorite for locals and visitors alike, Heavenly’s 14th annual Gunbarrel 25 is a signature spring event that may make your legs feel like Jello for a few days.
Taking place on Heavenly’s famous mogul run, The Face, this long-time tradition challenges participants to lap the run 25 times. Those who chose to up the ante can compete for the quickest finishing time and earn his or her name on the famous Gunbarrel 25 plaque that hangs in the neighboring California Lodge. | skiheavenly.com

Ability Challenge benefits Achieve Tahoe
Alpine Meadows
Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of adaptive sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities, announces its annual Ability Challenge, a fundraising campaign to raise $200,000 in support of its programs. In partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, this fundraiser culminates on April 7 with a day of on-mountain activities taking place at Alpine Meadows. Participate in the Ability Challenge by creating an online fundraising page to collect donations. Anyone who raises at least $200 will receive a lift ticket , a goodie bag, a lunch voucher, an invitation to an après ski party and free prize drawings. | achievetahoe.org

Avalanche education scholarships
Women of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski patrol announce the creation of scholarships for avalanche safety education through the Sierra Avalanche Center. The women ski patrol’s calendar from the 2015-16 season raised more than $20,000. These proceeds will support community scholarships and patrol educational development for multiple years. Applications are open now and available for Level 1 avalanche courses, Pro Level 1 course and instructor training. | sierraavalanchecenter.org

Explore the back country
Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers many upcoming clinics and workshops for guests who want to enhance his or her skiing experience. The Expedition: Kirkwood Masters Program is a mid-week social program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for passholders age 50 and older on April 4.
Backcountry Workshop is an introduction to avalanche awareness and will create a solid foundation on which to build skills for the AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Certificate Course on March 24.
AIARE Level 1 is a three-day introduction course to avalanche phenomena offered until April 1, with the Ladies Only Clinic for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders on April 7. | kirkwood.com

Support the groom
Incline Village, Nev.
Nevada Nordic is seeking financial support to purchase a small SnowCAT to groom trails after heavy Sierra storms. One has been found with a trailer and the cost is $27,300. With an additional $2,500, the track-setter for classic tracks can be purchased, too. Nevada Nordic’s board has agreed to match the first $10,000 of donations. Donations by check can be mailed to Nevada Nordic, P.O. Box 5406, Incline Village, NV 89450. Credit card donations can be made online. | nevadanordic.org

Test your mettle at Silver Belt Series
Sugar Bowl’s Silver Belt Series continues with the Quad Crusher on April 7. The Quad Crusher is an endurance race across Sugar Bowl’s four peaks: Mount Judah, Mount Lincoln, Mount Disney and Crow’s Nest Peak. Two divisions and distinct courses will make this event fun for both seasoned athletes and citizen up-hillers. The event will conclude with an awards celebration, food, drinks and raffle with proceeds benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Registration for the event is available online in advance and will take place on-site at the resort the day of the event. The event will take place weather and conditions permitting. A lift ticket or season pass is required for all participants. | sugarbowl.com

Paddling adventures planned
Planning for the 2018 Truckee River Source to Sea Educational Paddling Adventure is under way. The journey through the Truckee River watershed from above Lake Tahoe to the inland sea of Pyramid Lake will occur between June 1 and 3 and June 8 and 10. Exploring the river in a variety of guided watercrafts, the paddling team will learn about the many ways the Truckee River supports and connects communities and how communities are giving back.
Planners are recruiting student ambassador team members of sixth and seventh graders to participate in all six days of this unique environmental education program and are also recruiting corporate/business paddling teams to join the student team.
| riversforchange.org

Mt. Rose improvements eyed
Reno, Nev.
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest released the Mount Rose Ski Tahoe Atoma Area Expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the public for a 90-day comment period. The draft EIS analyzed the environmental effects of expanding the ski area permit boundary and associated facilities to improve the quality of recreational offerings on National Forest System lands.
The purpose of the expansion project is to provide additional terrain that is comfortable and appropriate for lower-level skiers and improves the ski area’s ability to provide a consistent and quality snow surface on key ski terrain throughout the season. The comment period for this project is open until April 19. The public can download the draft EIS at bit.ly/2DILVUo.

Race against them all
Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Cup Challenge is a family-friendly community fun race that benefits the Diamond Peak Ski Team on April 7. Compete against your child, spouse, best friend, whomever in a dual giant slalom format on Show-Off. Kids and adults of all ages are encouraged, regardless of experience. Award medals are given to the top three competitors of each category. | (775) 832-1176 or dpskiteam@dpsef.org

Half the half
Carson City, Nev.
Ascent Runs offers Carson Canyons half marathon and 6.7-miler on April 7 at Long Ranch Park. There is a little more than 2,600 feet of climbing on this course of the half marathon. There is only one steep hill near the end and the rest of the course is all low grades with gradual climbing and descending. The 6.7-miler has more than 1,300 feet of climbing and meets the half marathon course on the last 2 miles. | ultrasignup.com/register

Welcome, Class of 2017
Olympic Valley
A group of eight skiing athletes and sport builders have been announced as inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate ski and snowboard history from April 12 to 15 as it welcomes the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame to honor its class of 2017. The event will honor athletes and sport builders with lifelong national and international achievements in the sport. For more details and to purchase tickets for the April induction, visit snowsporthistory.com.

Women build confidence
Beyond the Boundaries, which provides year-round women’s snowboard camps and tours in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Japan, is hosting a spring camp at Boreal the weekend of April 13. Weekend camps are freestyle-focused with dedicated pro-rider coaches and staff who not only encourage trick learning, but also welcome women into a confidence-building community. Private parks, morning yoga, generous goodie bags and celebratory après create a weekend snowboarding experience like no other. | rideboreal.com

Certify or recertify
Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid course taught by the Wilderness Medicine of NOLS on April 14 to 15. This course will provide individuals with a foundation in first-aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote back-country environment. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios taught by seasoned instructors. No previous first-aid training is required. | (775) 298-4485 or tahoerimtrail.org

Don’t get caught
Carson City, Nev.
Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club hosts Escape from Prison Hill 5 km, 10 km and half marathon on April 21 at Silver Saddle Ranch. Two things have changed this year. The registration prices for the 5km and 10km are going down. All distances finish the same way by coming down the sandy hill and directly returning to Silver Saddle Ranch.
| ultrasignup.com

Upcoming popular biking events
Sierra Buttes
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship hosts its summer racing events starting with the Quincy Mountain Epic from April 27 to 29. The fun continues with the Lost and Found Gravel Grinder on June 2, Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race from Aug. 2 to 5, Downieville Mountain Epic from Aug. 24 to 26 and the Grinduro on Sept. 29.
The Lost Triple Crown is a three-event series consisting of the Lost & Found on June 2, Downieville Classic on Aug. 2 and Grinduro on Sept. 29. | sierratrails.org

Roaring good race
Virginia City, Nev.
Virginia City Grand Prix is April 28 and 29. The Comstock comes alive with the roar of motorcycles during the Virginia City Grand Prix, one of the largest and most competitive off-road motorcycle races in the west. This annual two-day event draws more than 1,000 racers to Virginia City to battle the rough terrain for glory. | vcgp.com 

It’s the gravely gran fondo
Truckee will be the gravel host location for one of two Sagan Gran Fondo cycling events in California from May 3 to 5 and again in 2019, as first reported at TheTahoeWeekly.com. The long-course distances are 67.5 miles, a combo of trail/pavement, and a shorter, 23-mile course route. Participants should expect traffic-controlled intersections, on-bike marshals, moto officials, food stations and SAG providing rider support. The event weekend will include a fundraising gala on May 3, a VIP pre-ride and lunch with Peter Sagan on May 4 and the race and festival, including vendors, beer, local food, live music and other ancillary events and activities on May 5. Spaces will be limited to the first 1,500 registrants, with competitive categories and awards for the top three riders in 12 total age and gender groups. Rider registration is now open. | saganfondo.com

As long as you can run
Reno, Nev.
Desert Sky Adventures offers Fire Up for Firefighters on May 6 at Bartley Ranch. This is a unique event where participants run or walk in 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours or 12 hours and run for any distance. The loop course is a beautiful one-mile, flat dirt trail that traverse’s through one of the oldest and scenic parks in Northern Nevada. There will be Smokey the Bear, fire engines from multiple agencies and firefighters manning the aid station. All proceeds will stay local to benefit fallen firefighters’ families and firefighters injured in the line of duty via Nevada Local Assistance State Team. | desertskyadventures.com

Amgen Tour returns to Tahoe
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Tahoe for 2018 as part of an 11-city stop for the 13th annual cycling event taking place from May 13 to 19. Tahoe will host both men’s and women’s legs of the Amgen Tour.
Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s best cyclists will contest more than 600 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Long Beach to Sacramento. The 2018 edition will mark the third time in race history that the peloton will travel the Golden State from south to north. | amgen.com

Run in the Silver State
Reno, Nev.
Silver State Striders hosts the 33rd annual 50K | 50M and the 9th annual Trail Half Marathon on May 19 at Rancho San Rafael Park. The 50 | 50 has a rich history as one of the most challenging trail runs on the West Coast. It offers a wide variety of terrain for all types of runners, with plenty of climbing and descending. The trail half marathon provides 13.1 miles of single track, with climbing and descending There is also post-race fun, food and drink at the finish. | silverstatestriders.com

Reserve a spot now
Reno, Nev.
Far West 86th annual Snowsports Convention is from June 7 to 10 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Online registration is open now. Register by May 7 to secure a spot. | fwsa.org

Let the Truckee roll
Reno, Nev.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the 15th annual Reno River Festival on May 12 and 13. The festivities include food, shopping, family-friendly rides and attractions, craft beers, a summer wine village, free concerts with nationally known artists and a mother/daughter look-alike contest. A unique bike ride, the Reno River Roll, is at the center of it all at Truckee River Whitewater Park.

Build your own SUP
Tahoe City
Tahoe Maritime Center Wooden Paddleboard Building class returns from June 16 to June 25. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft paddleboards, which are built from marine plywood using a stitch and glue method. Larry Froley, from Gray Whale Paddle and Kaholo’s paddleboard co-designer, is the instructor. Participants will choose from either the 12-foot-6-inch board or the 14-foot board. Classes start at 9 a.m. and run all day; daily lunches provided. To secure a spot and to allow time for material shipping, register by May 12. Participants must be at least age 15 and those younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent. | (530) 583-9283, ext. 103, or danielle@tahoemaritime.org

Beautiful day runs
Tahoe Trail Running Series offers Truckee Running Festival and Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon on June 3 at Riverview Park. The 5km is a fundraiser for the Girls on the Run-Sierras. There’s also a 10km along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring the beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. There are short race/runs for kids as well.
| ultrasignup.com

Three race series
The Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series is just that, trail running to summits overlooking Lake Tahoe with lots of vertical to get there. The series consists of three runs within three months. Race No. 1 is the Genoa Peak Madathon on June 9. It is 25 miles long, consists of more than 6,700 feet of elevation gain and starts in downtown Genoa, Nev.
Race No. 2 is Creek2Peak on June 30. It is approximately 21 miles long with more than 5,000 feet of climbing. The start/finish is at Davis Creek Regional Park and climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain. Race No. 3 is Capital Climb on Aug. 4 and also has more than 5,500 feet of climbing in 23 miles. This event starts and finishes downtown Carson City, Nev., and summits the top of Snow Valley Peak. Series awards will be given to the top three overall female and male finishers and age-division winners. | ascentruns.com

Half marathon along the lake
Stateline, Nev.
Epic Tahoe presents Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on June 16. Registration is open now for the 13.1-mile course from Spooner Summit southward along the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Shuttles will pick runners up at Hard Rock Casino. A Pre-Race and Post-Race Expo will host food trucks, recovery lounge, yoga and massages. There’s a Finish Line Party with awards and Post Race Pool Party. | Register epictahoe.com

15 Days in the Sierra
Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail with experts from July 28 to Aug. 11 or Aug. 25 to Sept. 8. Everything will be provided for the 165-mile, guided, 15-day loop around Lake Tahoe. From a pre-trip, food and water resupply caches and bear canisters, the TRTA offers an experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to meet new hiking friends, disconnect from modern life and create lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range. Space is limited, registration is now open and both trips quickly sell out. The cost is $1,825, with $500 tax deductible. Check out the Web site for more details. | (775) 298-4491 or tahoerimtrail.org

Big year for birds
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science offers Tahoe Big Year, which celebrates the hundreds of bird species that make the Tahoe region their home year-round, during summer or winter or while passing through to other destinations. Participants will scour the Lake Tahoe region in search of as many species of birds as they can find during 2018. The event is open to TINS members and membership is open to all. | tinsweb.org

Tackle the Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s Segment Hike Program is accepting applications now for summer weekly hikes. Over the course of 11 weeks, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will guide two groups around the entire trail through weekly day hikes to provide a quintessential Tahoe experience. Choose between hiking on Wednesdays from June 20 to Sept. 5 or on Sundays from June 24 to Sept. 2. Participants receive a fully guided and supported means of completing the entire 165-mile trail and the opportunity to meet new friends and the chance to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking splendor of the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Mountain Ranges. The cost is $695 per person, of which $250 is tax deductible. | tahoerimtrail.org

Run everybody
Tahoe City
Big Blue Adventures offers Burton Creek Trail Running Festival on June 24. Burton Creek drains the runoff from Mount. Watson into Lake Tahoe. Choose between the 6km, 12km or half marathon. There are age-appropriate races for ages 4 and older. | ultrasignup.com

Sandy run
Tahoe Vista
Big Blue Adventure offers Run to the Beach on July 4 at 8:30 a.m. at North Tahoe Regional Park. Run, walk or stroll the 5km or 10km course. Come out with your friends and family and start your July 4th off active. Parking is located at the North Tahoe Regional Park. There is a nominal parking fee. | ultrasignup.com

Wanderlust returns to Tahoe
Olympic Valley
Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to Olympic Valley from July 19 to 22. Bringing together thousands of people from myriad backgrounds, Wanderlust provides the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of adventure and the freedom of live music in a spectacular mountain setting.
Attendees can expect a dazzling array of yoga experiences, top music performances, farm-to-table dining, a diverse assortment of outdoor adventures and our inspiring Speakeasy lecture series featuring some of the world’s most compelling storytellers and change makers. Tickets for the four-day retreats go on sale. Check out this year’s lineup at TheTahoeWeekly.com. Click on Yoga under the Out & About menu. | wanderlust.com

Squaw to host 2018 Outessa
Olympic Valley
REI Outessa returns for its third year with a new Tahoe location at Squaw Valley from Aug. 2 to 5, as first reported at TheTahoeWeekly.com. Outessa will offer retreats for women who want to push their limits and learn new skills through immersive experiences during a three-day weekend. | outessa.com

Tickets on sale for Concours d’Elegance
North America’s premier wooden boat show – Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance – returns to the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood on Aug. 10 and 11, as first reported at TheTahoeWeekly.com. In celebration of the show’s 46th year, the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation announces the return of one of the most popular Marque Classes – Original Tahoe Boats. Tickets for the event are now on sale.
Many social events help to add to the festivities of Wooden Boat Week and the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance including the Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation, the Opening Night Gala dinner and dance, along with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon on the Lake and Woodie Over-The-Bottom race. | laketahoeconcours.com

Run, Reno, Run
Reno, Nev.
Reno Running Fest is from Sept. 8 to 9 hosted by Hometown Health. A number of races will be offered including the 6th annual Reno 10 Miler & Relay and the 50th annual Journal Jog. New this year is the Reno Mile, which is part of a bigger movement to bring back the mile. For kids, age 11 and younger, there is the Main Drag Dash.
| race178.com/reno-running-fest

Spartan World Championship returns
Olympic Valley
The Spartan World Championship returns to Tahoe from Sept. 29 to 30, drawing some of the world’s best endurance athletes to the rugged mountains of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, as first reported at TheTahoeWeekly.com. The seventh annual event is the culmination of Spartan’s 2018 Global Championship Series, which will see competitors battling obstacles on five continents for the largest cash purse in obstacle racing history.
The World Championship attracts qualifiers from more than 50 countries to stake their claim on more than $125,000 in prize money. | spartan.com

Lakeside running
Tahoe venues
Run Tahoe announces that the Lake Tahoe Marathon from Oct. 12 to 14. Registration is open now with early bird discounts available. The event offers a double, triple and quadruple 72-mile run, the Cal-Neva Marathon, the Carnelian Bay Half Marathon, Lakeside Marathon, Nevada Half Marathon and the 72-Mile Midnight Express.
| laketahoemarathon.com

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Art Events https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/art-events-2/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:53:12 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40845 A niche in wildlife Quincy The work of photographer and Plumas National Forest employee Thomas Honeycutt is on display in the lobby of the Mount Hough Ranger District in Quincy until March 30. Honeycutt found his niche in wildlife and macro photography. He pursues both outdoor sports and any other moments of opportunity that may […]

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“Eastern Sierra” Thomas Honeycutt | Mount Hough Ranger District office

A niche in wildlife
The work of photographer and Plumas National Forest employee Thomas Honeycutt is on display in the lobby of the Mount Hough Ranger District in Quincy until March 30. Honeycutt found his niche in wildlife and macro photography. He pursues both outdoor sports and any other moments of opportunity that may suddenly appear during his travels, including a pair of muskrats hitchhiking on his kayak as he floated down the Tennessee River. | (530) 283-0555

“Elements” defining the region
“ELEMENTS: Our Region,” an art installation inspired by the natural elements of the Eastern Sierra, is at Truckee Community Recreation Center through June. Hosted by the Truckee Public Arts Commission, the exhibit will feature art in a variety of mediums, 2-D and 3-D: paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography. The theme of the exhibit draws on the rivers, mountains, snows and winds and even the road signs and grocery store lines that define the Truckee-Tahoe region. | facebook.com/truckeepublicartscommission

Smithsonian features Carson City artist
Carson City artist Mischell Riley’s sculpture “Maya’s Mind” will be featuring in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” will be at the Smithsonian from March 30 through Jan. 21, 2019.
The exhibition features a curated collection by some of the more reputable artists who have created works at the 70,000-person arts celebration held every year in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Temple designer David Best, Bliss sculptor Marco Cochrane, digital illustrator Android Jones and collage artists Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti are a few of the other artists with selected work. | bronzesbymischell.com

Celebrate high school art
Tahoe City
North Tahoe Arts hosts a Closing Gallery Reception for the High School Art Exhibit on March 31 featuring artwork created by North Lake High School students. The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in NTA’s new gallery space between the artist’s shop and the old firehouse. Light snacks and beverages will be offered.
The new gallery space will be open in April on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with hopes of expanding gallery hours in the coming months. The next exhibit showcases art by NTA’s member artists. | northtahoearts.com

“Pioneers of Clean Energy” on exhibit
Incline Village, Nev.
“The Pioneers of Clean Energy” exhibition will be on display at the Garage Door Gallery at the Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College through April 20. The exhibit is part of a larger on-going portrait project by photographer Rick Chapman. The goal of the Pioneers of Clean Energy Portrait Project is to create a collection of photographic portraits and video interviews of the top scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs leading the clean energy revolution in the United States.
Our deeper interest is in illuminating the specific individuals leading the charge, their personal stories and motivations,” says Chapman. “We believe that intimate portraits and interviews will inspire viewers’ curiosity, inspire questions and deeper inquiry, as much as they may entertain or delight.”
The exhibition will feature photographs, interviews and documentation of this growing project. | sierranevada.edu

Art of the Basin and Range
Incline Village, Nev.
“Basin and Range” features 18 Southern Nevada artists who were invited to create as a response to and in honor of a tract of Nevada land covering 700,000 acres, now identified as the Basin and Range National Monument. This area not only includes wildlife and desert landscapes and formations, but also ancient and contemporary artwork: petroglyphs carved an estimated 4,000 years ago and Michael Heizer’s mile-long “City.” The exhibit will be at the Tahoe Gallery until March 23.

Tahoe Art League members’ show
South Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Art League, in conjunction with Lake Tahoe Community College, will host its second annual art show, “The Tahoe Art League Presents,” through March 25 at the college. | talart.org

Gathering of Artists
Tahoe City
Gathering of Artists is every first and third Wednesday of the month at North Tahoe Arts Center. Artists are welcome to drop in and share studio space from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
| northtahoearts.com

Join fiber art group
South Lake Tahoe
The South Lake Tahoe Library hosts a fiber art group meeting on the first Friday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. The group is open to those who enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand sewing and other fiber arts. Participants will learn new tricks and are encouraged to share projects, ideas and stories. Bring current projects or start a new one. All skill levels are welcome. | (530) 573-3185

Cold-war effects
Reno, Nev.
“The Body of a House: Paintings by Robert Beckman” is on display at Nevada Museum of Art’s Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery until April 1. This series of eight, large-scale paintings by Beckmann reveals the potential effects of a nuclear detonation on an American-built, single-family home. The series is based on real-life, Cold War-era testing undertaken on the Nevada Test Site. The deep-red images are based on footage from a 1953 documentary film about the detonation of a 16-kiloton nuclear bomb nicknamed “Annie.” The artist remembers watching the film as a young boy growing up during the Cold War era. | nevadaart.org

Vibrant and expressive
Reno, Nev.
Northwest Reno Library presents “Bold Impressionism,” a collection of contemporary, landscape, oil paintings by Truckee artist Jane Lufkin. She is known for her vibrant palette and expressive impasto brushstrokes. Lufkin has created a series of paintings inspired by the dramatic landscapes of Truckee-Tahoe and her travels in the West. The exhibit will be on display until April 28. There will be an artist’s reception on March 24 at 2 p.m.
| (775) 787-4100

State of the state
Reno, Nev.
Nevada Fine Art Gallery presents “Landscapes of Nevada,” a benefit for Nevada Land Trust until March 30. This collaborative show features many local artists and photographers honoring the many wonders of the state. | nvfinearts.com

Juried art show
Carson City, Nev.
Nevada Artists Association has recently reopened its gallery following a complete remodel and is showing a new juried exhibit, “The Winter Show,” which will be on display through March 30. Awards were presented for first, second, third and honorable mention in seven categories. The public is invited to view the art and enjoy the newly remodeled gallery. | nevadaartists.org

Register now
Tahoe City
North Tahoe Arts will present North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open from June 12 to 16. Artists of all levels from all over the country will gather to paint the breathtaking scenery of Tahoe in the open air. The event includes the Farmers’ Market Quick Draw Competition and a public exhibit that coincides with Wine Walk Saturday. Pre-registration for the event is until April 1 with a discounted fee of $95. From April 2 to May 1, the registration fee is $125.
| northtahoearts.com

Letterpress sessions
Bona Fide Books offers classes and workshops. Introduction to Letterpress with Steve Robonson on April 7 and May 5. Students will learn how to use a composing stick, set type and print cards or broadsides. The class includes materials and open studio hours at Tahoe Letterpress to work on projects. The sessions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $50 each. Class size is limited. | bonafidebooks.com

Grants for Nevada arts
Nevada arts organizations can begin submitting applications for Nevada Arts Council grants for fiscal year 2019 now. These annual awards include Arts Learning Project Grants, Partners in Excellence Grants and Project Grants. In addition, individuals can submit nominations for the Nevada Heritage Award. Grant applications and award nominations for NAC grants and awards must be submitted through “GO Smart,” the new online grants system available at nevada.gosmart.org. Applications for Artist Fellowship Grants and the Fellowship Project Grant are available now. | nac.nevadaculture.org or (775) 687-7102

Get that glazed look
Wheel/Hand Building Ceramics led by Susan Dorwart is at Truckee Community Art Center for ages 16 and older. The class is ongoing on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This is a more advanced class with use of the wheel and hand-molding projects. Learn to use coils and slabs and sculpture techniques. Pieces will be glazed with safe, lead-free glazes. The fee is $12 per class if paid monthly or $13 for drop-ins. There is a $3 materials fee due to the instructor at each class. | tdrpd.org

Student work featured
Carson City, Nev.
Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, “ART from WNC,” at the Community Development Building [the Brick]. Eleven student artists from Western Nevada College have work in the exhibit until April 12. The exhibition presents poster designs by Professor Conkey’s Graphic Communications students including Neil Anderson, Christian Cooper, Jesus Fernandez Garcia, Robin Johnson, Michelle Keele, Suzanne Pipho, Stacia Woomer and Amanda Yau. Three additional students are Sharon Carter, who submitted a large watercolor landscape for the show; Bailee Barber, who has two series of photographs and Tracy Mendibles with a pencil drawing. | arts-initiative.org

Art from the heart
Reno, Nev.
Moments of Memory, a Northern Nevada nonprofit, presents a visual treasury of art expressed by individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias at the depARTures Gallery in Concourse C at Reno-Tahoe International Airport until April 18. All masterpieces were created in one 90-minute art session. Included in the depARTures Gallery are display cases highlighting the specially designed techniques that inspired the artists.
| (775) 848-4757

Ritz-Carlton sports winter art
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, has joined with SLATE Art Consulting of San Francisco to feature a new winter exhibition of Northern California artists’ works throughout the hotel’s lobby and public areas through April. The exhibition of 20 contemporary works of art, both sculpture and painting, include landscapes and abstract works. | (530) 562-3000

Exhibit runs skin deep
Tahoe City
Tahoe Maritime Museum hosts “Ink & Ivory,” an exhibit featuring two nautical art forms on display until April. Scrimshaw, attributed to American sailors, is the art of intricate carvings on bone ivory and other found objects. These works of art capture visuals of the past and tell the story of environmental impact, laws and regulations. “Ink & Ivory” will trace the nautical tradition of tattooing. Discover tattoos that were meant to bring sailors luck, see skin-deep evidence of their travels and feel the sense of longing behind sentimental tributes to wives and sweethearts back home. Best of all, “Ink & Ivory” will feature modern-day tattoos which are specific to nautical tradition or deep Tahoe connection.
| tahoemaritimemuseum.org

Boat names focus of exhibit
Tahoe City
Tahoe Maritime Museum hosts an exhibition that explores the stories behind the names of familiar Tahoe places and beloved Tahoe boats. “What’s in A Name?” will be on display until April. Choosing a name for a boat is a personal choice and not arbitrary. Many boat owners choose names that reflect a part of their life or family. Names are expressions of the owner’s personality and sense of humor. Other boat names pay homage to the tradition of the boat as a gendered object.
Visitors can also expect to delve into the complex nautical history behind the female persona of ships and boats. | tahoemaritimemuseum.org

Representing emotion in art
Incline Village, Nev.
Carolyn Guerra’s sculptural subject is emotion – the feeling of being human expressed in visual images of men and women – in her next exhibit “Face Your Feelings” in the Community Gallery at the Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College. The media is interchangeable – clay, wood, bronze, fiberglass – and faces are her fascination. The exhibit is on display until April 20. | sierranevada.edu

Proud, assertive Australian artists
Reno, Nev.
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia” presents nine women at the forefront of international contemporary art. Featuring 70 works in media ranging from paintings on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark, to woven installations and video projections, the show is both culturally specific and globally alert.
Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery, Marking the Infinite will be on view through May 13. Although hailing from some of the most remote communities on the planet, the work of the nine women artists speaks loudly and clearly to the contemporary age.
The artists are Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angeline Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. While these women are some of the most acclaimed Australian artists working today, for many it is their first exposure to American audiences. Their artworks are proud assertions of who they are and their pride in their communities.
| nevadaart.org

Making art public
Tahoe Public Art (TPA) has an open call for artist proposals for Temporary Environmental Art Installations along the new Tahoe Public Art Trail. One of the most important milestones TPA achieved in 2017 was securing a lake-wide permit from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for temporary environmental art installations on both the California and Nevada sides. TPA is seeking artwork that engages audiences in contemplating their civic responsibility as it relates to the natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The deadline to submit proposals is June 1 at callforentry.org. | tahoepublicart.com

Honoring a great American
Reno, Nev.
“Only Light Can Do That: Remembering MLK, Jr.” is at University of Nevada, Church Fine Arts until May 10. The exhibit includes work from a half dozen contemporary artists and also new additions to the collection by artists Elizabeth Catlett and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The display explores the visual cultures of Black America inspired by the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. | eventsunr.edu/event

Carpets as art
Reno, Nev.
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts presents Faig Ahmed, an internationally recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan. Ahmed represented Azerbaijan in the 2007 Venice Biennale; he is well-known for his conceptual works that use the traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into contemporary sculptural works of art. The exhibit will be on display at Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts until May 10. | unr.edu/arts

Winter art featured
South Lake Tahoe
A new Tahoe Arts League art exhibit is on display at A Cup of Cherries Coffee Café. It features the winter art of Rick Espinor, Claudia Garza, Barb Gustafson, Lois Loveless, Donna Reid, Devon West and Tommy Walker. The next exhibit will start in the summer. All the artwork is for sale. | talart.org

Out of this world
Carson City, Nev.
Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition “Writing from Mars” by artist Rick Parsons at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery until May 23. Parsons’ current work has been exploring automatic writing, jazz thinking and 3-D forms while also addressing the environment. Parsons has been teaching at Sierra Nevada College for eight years and was named the 2012-13 Faculty Member of the Year by the SNC student body. Artist and writer Chris Lanier has written the exhibition essay for the exhibit. | arts-initiative.org

Ink and metal
Carson City, Nev.
Capital City Arts Initiative announces “Works: Some Water, Some Welded” with artwork by artists Susan Glaser Church and Stephen Reid at the Carson City Community Center until June 30.
Glaser Church, a native Nevadan, was raised on her family’s ranch. The junkyard was her playground and it was there that she developed an interest in rusted and repurposed metal.
To create her art, Church uses traditional forging, plasma cutting and MIG welding. Reid’s work spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation and printmaking. He became aesthetically drawn to Sumi-e drawings and their humble figure/ground compositions. This led to the use of ink and watercolor to investigate the self through viscera and absurd conditions. | arts-initiative.org

Fascinating new world
Reno, Nev.
“Enrique Chagoya: Reimagining the New World” is at Nevada Museum of Art’s Feature Gallery North until July 8. Chagoya’s provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography and American popular culture. Chagoya often appropriates the visual tropes of Western modernism in his works, just as the masters of modern art cannibalized so-called primitive forms without properly contextualizing them. This exhibition highlights some of Chagoya’s most fascinating pieces. | nevadaart.org

Seizing the moment
Reno, Nev.
“Randolph Sims: On the Spur of the Moment” is at Nevada Museum of Art CA+E Research Library and Archives until July 15. Sims helped American land artist Michael Heizer use land-moving equipment for the first time on Nevada’s Coyote Dry Lake in 1968. Sims became an early Earthworks artist in his own right when Heizer encouraged him to use a backhoe on the playa “on the spur of the moment.” This archive exhibition includes drawings of Sims’ earthworks that were both proposed and fully realized between 1968 and 1991. | nevadaart.org

TAL announces Artist Studio Tour
South Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Art League’s will host the 12th Annual Artist Studio Tour on July 27, 28 and 29 and Aug. 3, 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tahoe’s South Shore, as first reported at TheTahoeWeekly.com.
Artists open studios to the public to watch artists at work and to discuss his or her artwork, as well as offering artwork for sale during the two-weekend event.
Artists may apply to participate in the tour until March 30. Artists have the option of participating for both weekends or only one of the weekends. All mediums are welcome. Those who are new to the tour will be juried into the event. Applications are available at the Art Center in South Lake Tahoe or e-mail ninamajorartist@yahoo.com. | talart.org

Prolific artist presented
Reno, Nev.
The paintings of German émigré artist Hans Meyer-Kassel (1872-1952) have hung in the castles of kings and the homes of presidents. His artwork can be found in state capitols, university campuses, historical societies, courthouses, government buildings and museums across the United States and Europe. Now, this prolific but under-appreciated artist’s work will be presented for the public. “Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada” will be on view through Sept. 2 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery.
Classically trained as a painter at the University of Munich in his native Germany, Meyer-Kassel immigrated to the United States at the end of World War I to escape the post-war tumult and became enamored with the American West. Within a year, he and his wife, Maria, moved to Reno, Nev., later relocating to Carson City, and eventually settling in Genoa, where he worked from his small studio at the base of the Carson Range.
| nevadaart.org

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Kids Events https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/03/kids-events-2/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:52:27 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=40856 Egg hunt underwater Incline Village Recreation Center Pool is hosting a series of egg hunts in the pool on March 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (bounce house available until noon) for ages infant to 11 years. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied in the pool by a parent/adult. The fee is $4, $2 […]

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Egg hunt underwater
Incline Village Recreation Center Pool is hosting a series of egg hunts in the pool on March 24 from 10 to

11:30 a.m. (bounce house available until noon) for ages infant to 11 years. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied in the pool by a parent/adult. The fee is $4, $2 for members. Check-in is required. Read the Events calendar in this issue and at TheTahoeWeekly.com for local Easter egg hunts. | (877) 468-4397

Seeking boy actors
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is seeking boy actors of all cultures and backgrounds, ages 10 to 16, for the company’s production of “Macbeth.” Children auditioning should bring a headshot and resume and will be asked to read from the script. Rehearsals would begin as early as July 3 and must be available for technical rehearsals from July 10 to 14, as well as performances. Auditions are March 30. Times and location will be confirmed via e-mail. | joe@tahoebard.com

Making the scene
Teen Scene is every Friday night at the Kahle Community Center in Stateline, Nev., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for Grades 6 to 12. Kids can shoot hoops, play volleyball, climb the rock wall and play arcade or video games. The night is free to passholders or $5 for drop-ins.
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Little ones like to congregate
Tahoe Tiny Timbers Gym Time at Incline Village Recreation Center is for ages newborn to 5 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for youngsters to socialize and use gross motor skills in a stimulating environment. Caregivers/parents must be present. | yourtahoeplace.com

A room for young families
The Family Room program resumes Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 19 at Truckee Elementary. The Family Room is a Spanish and English program dedicated to encouraging the development of literacy and school readiness in age 3 and younger. Activities include a mix of reading, music and crafts, while parents create supportive peer networks. The room includes a free lending library of English and Spanish children’s books. | truckeefrc.org

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

Working with clay
Children’s Ceramics led by Susan Dorwart are for Grades 1 to 6 at the Truckee Community Arts Center. Ongoing classes will be from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Learn to use coils, slabs and sculpture techniques. Pay by the month or pay drop-in fees.
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Join a book club
Word After Word Books in Truckee is starting a Young Readers Society, which will have two chapters: one for kids, ages 9 to 12, and one for teens, ages 13 to 17. Word After Word Books will select books a month in advance and each month there will be a Meet-Up to discuss the books at the bookshop. The Meet-Up for the Kids Chapter Meet-Up will be the first Friday of the month and Teen Chapter Meet-Up will be the third Friday of the month. Each Meet-Up will start at 5:30 p.m. and last for 30 to 45 minutes. Parents are encouraged to drop kids and teens off. | (530) 536-5099

Move to music
Truckee Tahoe Music Together offers classes for infants to age 5 in which they can explore music and movement. The curriculum follows the recommendations of child development researchers and children of a variety of ages learn together to fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. The whole family is welcome. Spring classes start in April at a number of locations in North and South Tahoe, Truckee and Reno, Nev. | truckeetahoemt.com

Free to explore
Tahoe City Parks and Recreation offers Wee Play Wednesdays for infants to age 5 in the Tessie Room at Fairway Community Center. The class will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays until April 4. The fee to drop in is $5. Little ones can socialize, explore and interact in a safe environment. | tcpud.org

Kids in the kitchen
Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District offers Little Chefs Cooking Class led by Thao Doan is for ages 7 to 12 on Wednesdays. This is an ongoing, monthly class. Cooking for Kids and More Cooking for Kids (an advanced version) for ages 9 to 12 is on Mondays with Tammy Garbarino. | tdrpd.org

Father Daughter Dance
In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, the Tahoe SAFE Alliance is sponsoring a Father Daughter Dance on April 28 at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, Nev., 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 by Danielle Hankinson Photography will be part of that special event. Tickets are $30 for a father daughter couple and $5 for each additional child. The fee for families of unfortunate acts of violence is free. | tahoesafealliance.org

No screens in the back country
Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting its 11th annual Youth Backcountry Camps in partnership with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. These exciting four-day adventures get youth away from screens and outside on a life-changing journey into the wild. Youth participants will make new friends while backpacking 3 to 6 miles per day. They’ll learn new back-country skills and support fellow adventurers in the wild while exploring the flora and fauna of the Tahoe Basin. Youth participants are provided all gear, food and instruction.
The camps are available to ages 12 to 14 from June 19 to 22 and July 23 to 26. The camps are available to ages 14 to 17 from July 9 to 12 and Aug. 20 to 23. The cost is $365 per person. Registration is open now. Partial scholarships are available. | tahoerimtrail.org

Learn to Act Up
Reno Little Theater’s presents Act Out! Kids Spring Break Camps. “Rise Up” is from March 26 to 30 and “Into the Woods” is from April 2 to 6. Ages 6 to 12 older can register for the daily camps that are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dramatic scene building, personal monologues and creative movement will be explored. The cost is $200 per child. | renolittletheater.org

School-age programs
Douglas County Parks and Recreation offers Kids Club Programs for grades K through 6 designed to complement the school schedule. Early Birds come from 7 to 8:30 a.m. to the Kahle Community Center in Stateline, Nev. The fee is $2 per day with school bus pickup. Kids Club is from 3 to 6 p.m. at Zephyr Cove Elementary School and is $6 per day.
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When school is closed
Tahoe City Parks and Recreation offers Snow Days for Grades K to 5 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids can come to Rideout Community Center when schools are closed due to snow. The cost is $45 per child and $40 for residents. | tcpud.org

For children, especially
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum offers educational exhibits, classes and hands-on activities designed for children.
Discover Your Way is the first Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families with children on the Autism Spectrum and with sensory processing disorders are given special admission before the public. This monthly program provides an opportunity to enjoy sensory-friendly time at the museum and allows parents to network.
Small Wonder Wednesdays is from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 5 and younger. Tots can participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public. | nvdm.org

Dance classes for all ages
Sierra Nevada Dance with Sherrie Petersen is at Truckee Community Recreation Center. Classes for all ages are ongoing monthly. Creative dance is offered to ages 2 to 5 and ballet classes are offered to ages 7 to adult. Truckee Youth Dance Ensemble hosts apprentice, junior, senior and elite companies. The monthly fee for the ensemble is $75 per month with no drop-ins. | tdrpd.org

Support for families
North Tahoe Family Resource Center offers support and assistance for local families. The Community Child Car Seat Program offers free car-seat safety checks, car-seat installations and discounted car seats to qualifying families. Certified car-seat technicians will answer all questions. Interested parents must make an appointment.
Support groups for moms and infants are on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Community House in Kings Beach. Moms or caregivers can get help with proper breastfeeding techniques, postpartum concerns, infant nutrition and infant care.
On Mondays, the center offers legal assistance and mediation on family law, employment, landlord- tenant disputes and other civil issues. Those with questions must make an appointment. | (530) 546-0952

Academic scholarships available
Liberty Utilities offers academic scholarships for eligible high-school and college students within its service territory. The eight schools participating in the sixth annual scholarship program are South Tahoe High School, Loyalton High School, Douglas High School (students residing in Alpine County only), Coleville High School, North Tahoe High School, Truckee High School and Portola High School, as well as Lake Tahoe Community College.
The seven high-school scholarships are $500 each. High-school seniors must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 and be accepted to an accredited four-year or two-year university or college or an accredited vocational school. He or she also must have some community service experience in the community in which they reside.
The Lake Tahoe Community College scholarship is $750. Those students are eligible for the scholarship if they have a current 2.5 GPA or higher, and have completed at least 18 quarter units at LTCC. They must be enrolled in LTCC’s upcoming Fall quarter, and have demonstrated leadership through school and/or community service experiences within the community he or she resides.
Interested students should contact the school’s financial aid office or counselor to find out more about the scholarship and to obtain an application. | libertyutilities.com

Celestial-inspired poems
Celestron, Tahoe Star Tours and Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discover Museum host Astro Poetry Contest 2018 for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Poets do not need to live in the Lake Tahoe region to enter. There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes. Poems must be 20 lines or less, original, unpublished and have an astronomy theme. Any poetry form is acceptable. Submit poet information and the poem to poems@tahoestartours.com in .pdf or .jpeg formats only. The deadline to submit a poem is April 8. Winners will be contacted on April 16 by e-mail. | tahoestartours.com

Take a break, camp
Tahoe City Parks and Recreation offers Spring Break Camp for grades 1 to 6 from April 9 to 13. The five-day camp starts at 8:30 a.m. and offers activities and supervised play until 5:30 p.m. Drop off and pick up is at Rideout Community Center. | tcpud.org

No school means fun
Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District offers holiday camps for Grades K to 5. Full days of activities when there is no school, with Spring Fling Camp from April 9 to 13. Days are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $40 per day per child. | tdrpd.org

Camp ends in performance
Truckee Community Theater offers A Midsummer Night’s Teen Spring Break Camp for grades 6 to 8. The camp is from April 9 to 13 with a showcase performance on April 14, directed by Carrie Haines. | Register tdrpd.org

Wanna be a lifeguard?
Truckee Community Swimming Pool hosts Lifeguard Training classes for ages 15 and older with instructor Amanda Oberacker. This class is required for anyone wanting to work as a lifeguard. You must be able to swim 500 yards continuously, shallow dive, surface dive and tread water. Sessions are from April 10 to 14 and May 23 to June 15. The fee is $250.
| Register tdrpd.org

Kids cooking classes
TCPUD offers a kids’ cooking class for first to fifth graders with simple recipes to introduction children to cooking from April 18 to May 9. The cost is $85 or $75 for residents. | Register (530) 583-3440

Guppies and seahorses?
Truckee Community Swimming Pool offers an extensive Learn to Swim program for ages 6 months to 5. Lessons meet once a week for two months and the instructor/student ratio is based on the swim level and number of students. The next session is from April 30 to June 20. | tdrpd.org

Shooting hoops
Tahoe City Parks and Recreation offers youth basketball for grades 1 to 6 on Tuesdays from May 8 to 29. Grades 1 to 3 will meet from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. and grades 4 to 6 will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Rideout Community Center. The fee is $50 per resident and $60 per nonresident. | tcpud.org

The thrill of racing
Kids Adventure Games will be offered at Squaw Valley from June 22 to 24. The program offers kids, ages 6 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. The races emphasize teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and fun. The kids cross the finish line, muddy, sweaty, smiling and full of pride.
| kidsadventuregames.com

Hang with Woodward
Hot Wheels Junior series is offering an open skateboarding and BMX series contest for kids 16 and younger of all skill levels from Aug. 24 to 26 at Woodward Tahoe, 19749 Boreal Ridge Road, Soda Springs. Multiple disciplines are available. Helmets are required. Registration is $40. | hotwheelsjrseries.com

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