Tahoe Weekly https://thetahoeweekly.com Lake Tahoe's Complete Events, Entertainment, Recreation, Dining, Art guide Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:35:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 A jam-packed season of Tahoe events https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/a-jam-packed-season-of-tahoe-events/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:00:42 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50915 The first hints of spring flowers are beginning to emerge after a long winter season of snowfall, and while the snow is melting fast along the shores of Big Blue, the lifts are still turning at Tahoe’s ski resorts (but not for long). Most of our downhill and cross-country ski areas will be closing after […]

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Court Leve and his constant companion, Oliver, standup paddleboard on a partially ice-covered Donner Lake in this self-portrait on March 30. Photography by Court Leve | CourtLeve.com, @CourtLeve

The first hints of spring flowers are beginning to emerge after a long winter season of snowfall, and while the snow is melting fast along the shores of Big Blue, the lifts are still turning at Tahoe’s ski resorts (but not for long). Most of our downhill and cross-country ski areas will be closing after the Easter holiday, but quite a few will still be open for snow lovers – Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Mt. Rose, Squaw Valley and Tahoe Cross Country. Visit TheTahoeWeekly.com for a complete list of closure dates; click on Out & About.

April brings with it our Spring edition of the Tahoe, Music, Events & Festivals guide; and it’s our largest spring edition to date. The guide has everything you’ll need to plan a jam-packed spring from music festivals to film festivals, art walks and wine walks, to kids’ activities, cultural celebrations, and even a touch of the Wild West. You’ll want to keep this edition all season, or access it anytime for free at TheTahoeWeekly.com, download the full edition from issuu.com/TheTahoeWeekly or on the free issuu app on any device.


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Tahoe Music, Events & Festivals | Spring Edition | April 18-June 15, 2019 https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/tahoe-music-events-festivals-spring-edition-april-18-june-15-2019/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:59:42 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50943 MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS | ARTS & CULTURE | CULINARY DELIGHTS | PERFORMING ARTS | THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING | LIVIN’ IN THE WILD, WILD WEST | MOTOR MADNESS Music in the Mountains Squaw Spring Music Series Until May 25 | KT Base Bar | Olympic Valley Grab your favorite après-ski drink and settle back for music from local musicians from […]

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Music in the Mountains

Squaw Spring Music Series
Until May 25 | KT Base Bar | Olympic Valley
Grab your favorite après-ski drink and settle back for music from local musicians from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays at the KT Base Bar. | squawalpine.com

Alpine Spring Music Series
Until May 25 | Main Lodge Sun Deck | Alpine Meadows
Saturdays during the spring season at Alpine Meadows feature live music in the afternoon sun on from 2 to 4 p.m. | squawalpine.com

The Passion According to St. Matthew, Part II
April 14, 16 & 19 | Area venues
The first performance of the St. Matthew Passion was given at the Leipzig Thomaskirche, on Good Friday of 1727. But Bach substantially revised his greatest, most complex liturgical work in 1736 and the Toccata presentations are based on that version. Performances in Gardnerville, Reno and Incline Village. | toccatatahoe.org

20th Century Kaleidoscope
April 16 | University Arts Building | Reno, Nev.
The evening’s performance with Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio on violin and viola and James Winn on piano will include music by Josef Suk, Rebecca Clarke, Mélanie Bonis, Bernard Shore and Igor Stravinsky. | events.unr.edu

Reno Jazz Festival
April 25-27 | Lawlor Events Center | Reno, Nev.
Three days of concerts, clinics and competitions on the University of Nevada, Reno campus will celebrate jazz. | unr.edu

Classix Series: Requiem
April 27 & 28 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Celebrate the new chapter in the orchestra’s history as the Reno Phil premieres Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s commissioned work, inspired by the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. | pioneercenter.com

Early Music Ensemble & the University Chamber Singers
April 30 | University Arts Building | Reno, Nev.
The Department of Music’s early music ensemble, Musica antica, explores Renaissance and Baroque music. The University Chamber Singers performs a wide variety of choral repertoire, including the Western tradition. | events.unr.edu

The Truckee Historical Revue
May 4-5 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will perform an original musical production composed by member David Wendell Nelson. The presentation will encompass the history of Truckee and surrounding areas, beginning with Native American days and culminating with the 1960s Olympics. McAvoy Lane will narrate as Mark Twain. Read the feature at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | truckeechorus.org

PURE McCartney
May 7 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Tony Corbin is the creator and band leader of PURE McCartney – a musical celebration featuring McCartney classics from The Beatles until today. | pioneercenter.com

Reno Ukulele Festival & Acoustic Faire
May 1-4 | Peppermill Resort | Reno, Nev.
The 11th annual Reno Ukulele Festival is four days of celebrating the music and camaraderie of the ukulele community. | peppermillreno.com

Apex Concerts: Miró String Quartet
May 2 & 3 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Apex Concerts celebrates its eighth season featuring the Miró String Quartet with “Into the Light,” the music of Janecek and Brahms on May 2. They will perform “The Mighty Eight” on May 3 with the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn. | unrmusic.org

Composers Night at the Pops: Man and Machine
May 24 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Reno Pops Orchestra hosts Composers Night. Professors, students, alumni and community members perform original compositions written for a full symphonic pops orchestra. | renopops.org

Summer Concert Series
May 25-Sept. 2 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe
Every Friday and Saturday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day, enjoy free music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the main stage. | theshopsatheavenly.com

Classy Classics, 2019
May 31, June 2, 7 & 9 | Area venues
TOCATTA performs Mozart with Bruce Kanzelmeyer on French Horn, Tchaikovsky arias and duets with Joy Strotz and Owen McIntosh as vocal soloists and an Edvard Grieg concerto with Yirong Wang on piano at locations around the region. | toccatatahoe.org

Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival
May 31-June 2 | Downtown Truckee
Expect a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, Cajun cuisine and family activities — craw fishing, races and games — at this New Orleans-inspired free event. Daytime performances include school bands and local kids’ dance troupes. | truckee.com

Squaw Summer Music Series
June 7-July 28 | Squaw Valley High Camp
Enjoy live music on Fridays and Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at High Camp this summer at Squaw Valley. | squawalpine.com

Genoa Concerts on the Green
June 9-Sept. 8 | Genoa Park | Genoa, Nev.
Gather in Genoa Park with picnic dinners for free concerts on June 9, July 7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. | genoanevada.org

Bluesdays Tuesdays
June 11-Sept. 3 | Village Event Plaza | Olympic Valley
This free outdoor concert series hosts acclaimed artists performing the best of the blues starting at 6 p.m. every Tuesday | squawalpine.com

Truckee Thursdays
June 13-Aug. 29 | Downtown Truckee
Part street fair and part block party on the streets of the historic downtown with live music, activity booths, local vendors and food trucks on Thursdays (no event July 4). | truckeethursdays.com

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Concert Series
June 14-Sept. 6 | Harvey’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.
This series kicks off the spring with Tim McGraw and continues into the summer with big acts including Miranda Lambert, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews and many more. | harveystahoe.com

Concerts at Commons Beach
June 16-Sept. 1 | Commons Beach | Tahoe City
Local, regional and national artists take the stage every Sunday afternoon at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. From 4 to 7 p.m., enjoy food and drinks from local vendors or pack a picnic to watch the sun set on the shimmering waters of Lake Tahoe. | concertsatcommonsbeach.com

Silent A Photography | Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Arts & Culture

Wild & Scenic Art Walk
April 18 | Downtown Truckee
Get in the Earth Day spirit with a free Wild & Scenic Art Walk in Historic Downtown Truckee from 5 to 8 p.m. Mountain Area Preservation is hosting this event in conjunction with the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to highlight local artists, studios and shops. | truckee.com

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 19 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Celebrate Earth Day with Mountain Area Preservation for the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The evening will be filled with award-winning films focused on adventure, activism, and conservation. There will be food, libations and a raffle. | mapf.org

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day
April 20 | Village at Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley
This festival is a volunteer-run, nonprofit event to recognize, celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty. Enjoy live entertainment while learning how to preserve and protect local and global natural resources. | tahoetruckeeearthday.com

Tahoe Poetry Slam
April 26 | Sierra Nevada College | Incline Village, Nev.
This event takes place in Patterson Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place, with the winner claiming the title of Tahoe Slam Champion of the Year. | sierranevada.edu 

South Lake Tahoe Earth Day
April 27 | Bijou Community Park | South Lake Tahoe
Earth Day recognizes, celebrates and promotes the region’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts at the Kid Zone or get your face painted, visit educational booths and local vendors. Food and drink will be available for purchase; buy tickets for the huge Earth Day raffle. | southtahoeearthday.org

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 27 | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.
The 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Alliance combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Featured films will include exciting outdoor adventures, environmental battles and inspirational stories of people making a difference. | sierranevadaalliance.org

Lei Day
April 27 | Nevada State Museum | Carson City, Nev.
The Nevada State Museum celebrates Hawaiian culture with Lei Day featuring traditional Hawaiian music, hula performers, food, lei-making demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids. | nvculture.org

Social Science series
April 27, June 1 | The Discovery | Reno, Nev.
Social Science is The Discovery’s popular adults-only, brain-building event series featuring science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, libations and sweet and savory bites. April’s event is Uppers & Downers and June’s is Sound Check. | nvdm.org

Carson City Earth Day
April 28 | Foreman Roberts House Museum | Carson City, Nev.
Sponsored by Bee City USA and Great Basin Bee Keepers of Nevada, this celebration’s goal is to increase public understanding of the importance of pollinators and bees in the natural ecosystem, as well as the encouragement and call to action to protect the Earth for future generations. | Carson City Earth Day on Facebook

Truckee Meadows Earth Day
April 28 | Mayberry Park | Reno, Nev.
Join this family-friendly event alongside the Truckee River with live music, food, cultural performances, bird walks with Tom Stille of River School Farm, pollinator planting and education, a kid’s fun zone, morning yoga, sound healing, arborist-led tree walks, a sacred tea dome, ecological demonstrations, drum circles and more. | riverschoolfarm.org

Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 4-5 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.
Northern Nevada’s largest Latino heritage celebration for all ages offers music with top local and regional Latin groups and internationally recognized Mexican bands. There are also Mexican dancing-horse performances and amateur boxing bouts. Carnival rides, free face painting, games and prizes for children. More than 100 vendors offer specialty items, clothes, art, crafts, community information and Mexican food. | Cinco de Mayo Festival on Facebook

Children’s Day on the Comstock
May 5 | Miners Park | Virginia City, Nev.
Come enjoy a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities for all ages. Start the day with a pancake breakfast provided by Peas & Carrots Childcare. The park opens at 11 a.m. with face painting, live music, games and demonstrations from local fire department, SWAT team and Highway Patrol. | visitvirginiacitynv.com

Greek Glendi
May 10 | Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort | Tahoe Vista
Mourelatos hosts the annual Greek Glendi with authentic Greek dancers and Greek cuisine to celebration the Greek culture. | www.mlrtahoe.com

Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival
May 13-17 | Area venues
Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the area’s innovation. The festival will inspire and connect the community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs, as well as a series of free, family-friendly events. | nnsciencefest.org

Kids to Park Day
May 18 | Silver Saddle Ranch | Carson City, Nev.
Carson City Junior Rangers Program presents this all-day of free outdoor activities including environmental booths, educational hikes, yard games, food trucks and more. | (775) 283-7711

Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration
May 18 | Bartley Ranch Regional Park | Reno, Nev.
The 28th annual Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration includes athletic contests, a British automobile show, dances and a dance stage, dog and horse shows, living history enactments, a pipe band competition and live music. Headliners include Tempest and The Sophie & Fiachra Trio. | renoceltic.org

OutWest Film Festival
May 18 | Nevada Museum of Art | Reno, Nev.
OutWest Film Fest celebrates the best of LGBTQ international film making and will feature the documentary film, “Light in the Water,” followed by a Q&A session with director Lis Bartlet and executive producer and head of Logo Documentary Films Taj Paxton. | nevadaart.org

Tahoe Spark
May 18-19 | North Tahoe Event Center | Kings Beach
Refresh, restore and stoke your inner fire on this weekend of energy healing, inspiration, meditation, yoga and interactive, hands-on creativity. Come away with renewed vigor, focused clarity and an illuminated spirit. | tahoespark.com

Made in Tahoe Festival
May 25-26 | Village at Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley
Celebrate all things Tahoe with an array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee. Get to know local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers. | squawalpine.com

Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival
May 31-June 2 | Granlibakken Tahoe | Tahoe City
This one-of-a-kind event features Tahoe-based yoga instructors, healers and energy workers for a weekend of learning and self-discovery. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation and nature hikes meant to restore, rejuvenate and relax. | granlibakken.com

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
June 1-2 & 8-9 | Camp Richardson Resort | South Lake Tahoe
Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and merrymaking of the 16th Century. There will be more than 800 actors, shows on three stages, games, artisans, music and dance and food. Queen Elizabeth requests your attendance at this 25th anniversary. | valhallafaire.com

Carson Valley Days Celebration
June 6-9 | Lampe Park | Gardnerville, Nev.
Celebrate Carson Valley with carnival rides, free evening concerts and a parade at the 108th annual event. There will be crafts fair vendors, food vendors, face painting, horseshoe tournament, basketball tournament, bounce house and food-eating contest. | visitcarsonvalley.org

Nevada State Fair
June 6-9 | Mills Park | Carson City, Nev.
Enjoy four days of fun, entertainment, carnival rides and pig racing. There will be a car show, history reenactments and exhibits from participating counties of the great state of Nevada. | nevadastatefair.org

Solstice Festival
June 8-16 | Tahoe City venues
Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival featuring amazing events and activities, including the annual Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic, the kickoff for Concerts at Commons, Grab Your Glass, Farmers Market, Classical Car Stroll, Tequila Tasting, Tipsy Fashion Show and Cobblestone Day party, and much more. | visittahoecity.com

Maker Show
June 9 | Truckee Tahoe Airport | Truckee
Truckee Roundhouse hosts the fifth annual Maker Show featuring local makers and artists. There will be food trucks, beer, music, art cars,
performances, bike parking, kids’ activities and an eclectic assortment of crafts, arts, technologies, hobbies and projects. | truckeeroundhouse.org

Stewart Father’s Day PowWow
June 14-16 | Stewart Indian School | Carson City, Nev.
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with the entire family and experience American Indian heritage, history and pride at the former Stewart Indian School. There will be 200 dancers, 30 arts and crafts vendors and Indian tacos. Admission is free. The event benefits the preservation of the historic Stewart Indian School. | stewartindianschool.com

Ron Richmand | TCDA

Culinary Delights

Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk
3rd Thursday | Gardnerville, Nev.
On the third Thursday of the month from May 16 to Sept. 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. it’s wine time. Each month is themed. | visitcarsonvalley.org

Reno Wine Walk
3rd Saturday | Riverwalk District | Reno, Nev.
Take a stroll along the Truckee River while sipping on wine. Every third Saturday of the month at participating Riverwalk District merchants. | renoriver.org

Reno Beer Crawl
4th Saturday | Downtown | Reno, Nev.
On the fourth Saturday of the month enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl. Purchase a commemorative cup or glass and get drink specials at as many as 20 locations. | renobeercrawl.com

Farmers’ markets
May-October | Area venues
Nothing says summer like a trip to the local farmers’ market. Enjoy the sunshine, fresh local produce, great food and people who help make this community special. Tahoe City and Truckee Regional Park’s markets open in mid-May. Other markets from South Lake Tahoe to Beckwourth in June.

Beer Fest
May 3 | Reno Ballroom | Reno, Nev.
Nevada Young Alumni Chapter hosts the 26th annual Beer Fest, Reno’s longest running tasting event. It will feature nearly 100 brews and spirits from regional breweries and distilleries, as well as live entertainment. | nevadayac.com

Carson City Wine Walk
1st Saturday | downtown | Carson City
This Wine Walk is from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through downtown sipping and tasting the afternoon away. | visitcarsoncity.com

Dine the District Food Tour
May 4 | Riverwalk District | Reno, Nev.
Enjoy a variety of eclectic culinary options, spanning from Thai to pizza. Dine the District is where foodies can sample an eclectic assortment of culinary options throughout the Riverwalk District. | renoriverwalk.org

Carson Mall Wine Walk
2nd Saturday | Carson Mall | Carson City, Nev.
On the second Saturday of the month, from 2 to 6 p.m. sip and shop at the Carson Mall. New walkers will receive a wine glass to keep. | (775) 671-8150.

Food Truck Fridays
May 17-Sept. 27 | Idlewild Park | Reno, Nev.
Reno Street Food came about in 2012 with just five trucks. Now there are 30 deliciously packed food trucks, pop-up restaurants and food trailers every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. There are local bands and artists featured each week. | Reno Street Food on Facebook

Strange Brew Festival
May 18 | The Brewer’s Cabinet | Reno, Nev.
This celebration of uniquely crafted brews hosts more than 20 local breweries with brews made exclusively for this event. These brews will challenge taste buds and sensibilities. There will be live music from local groups and great food from 3 to 7 p.m. | strangebrewfestival.com

Chili on the Comstock
May 18-19 | C Street | Virginia City, Nev.
The 36th annual Chili on the Comstock features fun runs, a 5 km, Fireball Saloon Crawl and endless varieties of chili and cold, refreshing beer. The event hosts more than 30 of the best chili cooks in the West all competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals. | visitvirginiacitynv.com

Nugget’s Cuisine Corks & Crafts Festival
May 25-26 | Nugget Casino Resort | Sparks, Nev.
This festival includes a Wine and Spirits Walk, celebrity chef appearances, food tastings and arts exhibits. All visitors can enjoy a free culinary expo with cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and dozens of vendor and craft booths. | nuggetcasinoresort.com

Tahoe Brewfest
June 1 | Heavenly California Base Lodge | South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Brewfest is proud to welcome beer lovers from all over the world to South Lake Tahoe. Open to all ages, this family-friendly festival serves up craft beers and a full spread of fresh bites from the area. | tahoebrewfest.com

Reno Pride Crawl
June 1 | Downtown Reno
Northern Nevada Pride is partnering with Crawl Reno to pre-party with a giant bar crawl to support the 2019 Reno Pride Parade and Festival in downtown Reno on July 27. | crawlreno.com

Best of Tahoe Chefs
June 2 | Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | Northstar
The 20th Anniversary Gala is an elegant evening of fine dining and dancing in support of patient and family programs at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center. Tahoe’s best local chefs donate their time and talent creating fabulous food and dining packages for the auction. | bestoftahoechefs.org

The Biggest Little Invitational
June 8 | Bartley Ranch Regional Park | Reno, Nev.
This craft beer festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of the brewery world with local food vendors and old-fashioned lawn games. Ages 21 and older are welcome. | thebiggestlittleinvitational.com

Truckee Optimist Brew Fest
June 8 | Truckee Regional Park | Truckee
The 14th annual event features more than 40 specialty brews from Northern California and Nevada breweries, music, dancing, barbecue items and a silent auction. Must be age 21 and older to attend. | truckeebrewfest.com

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival
June 14-15 | Downtown Reno, Nev.
The 23rd annual event is equal parts barbecue block party, microbrew-tasting event and music festival with two stages of free, nonstop rock and blues throughout the weekend. More than 50 microbreweries will participate. | eldoradoreno.com

Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic
June 15 | Tahoe City
This Tahoe City signature annual event gives participants the opportunity to sip, shop and explore. Stroll the scenic lakefront sidewalks tasting wines and nosh on tasty bites from 30 wineries, local restaurants and caterers. It’s on rain (or snow) or shine. | tahoecitywinewalk.com

Performing Arts

“Galileo: The Stars in His Eyes”
April-June | Area venues
Brüka Theatre for Children presents this original play written by Mary Bennett, suitable for children in grades K through 6. It will be touring in Washoe County libraries, including Incline Village and Reno, Nev. Schedule online. | bruka.org

The Rat Pack is Back
Until June 29 | Harrah’s Reno | Reno, Nev.
Come relive the magic of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers and their big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. | harrahsreno.com

“Alice in Wonderland”
April 13-14 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet, “Alice in Wonderland.” Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, the dance is the captivating story of the young girl and her adventures. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the score conducted by Benjamin Rous. | pioneercenter.com

“Almost Maine”
April 13-14 | Truckee Meadows Community College | Reno, Nev.
The play, which director Stacey Spain describes as “a series of scenes about love in all its iterations” is set in the remote and mythical town of Almost, Maine, which is so far north it’s almost in Canada, with residents who are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and often hilarious ways. | tmcc.edu

“Mamma Mia!”
April 19-20 | North Tahoe High School | Tahoe City
North Tahoe High Drama Club presents the story of a bride, who hoping to meet her real father and have him walk her down the aisle, invites three men from her mother’s past to come to the wedding. The play is directed by Carrie Haines, with choreography by Michela Brown and musical direction by Linda Saxton. | ttusd.org./northtahoehigh

Dust Horizon: Dance, Film and Landscape
April 25, 27 | Nevada Museum of Art | Reno, Nev.
Inspired by the poetry of Gailmarie Pahmeier, this multi-media dance performance presented by Collateral & Co. Contemporary Dance Company and the Nevada Museum of Art explores the landscape of Nevada through choreography, photography and film. | nevadaart.org

“The Crucible”
April 26-May 18 | Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is an epic tale of truth, redemption and the absolute. Written in 1953, the play is a partly fictionalized dramatization of the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692. | brukatheater.org

“Silent Sky”
May 3-19 | Restless Artists Theatre | Reno, Nev.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. She joins women computers, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in girl hours and has no time for the women’s probing theories. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. | rattheatre.org

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”
May 3-5 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
The Greek gods are real and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. | pioneercenter.com

“Crazy For You”
May 10-19 | Carson City Community Center | Carson City, Nev.
Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company presents Gershwin’s romantic comedy. Glamorous New York showgirls help Bobby win over his Nevada sweetheart with golden hits: “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and more. | wnmtc.com

“Into the Woods”
May 17-25 | Truckee High School
Join InnerRhythms Dance for “Into the Woods.” A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. | innerrhythms.org

“The Prince and the Pauper”
May 17-26 | Destiny Community Center | Reno, Nev.
TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada presents Mark Twain’s classic. When Prince Edward changes clothes with Tom Canty, the beggar boy, no one in the audience will have difficulty in telling the actors apart, but through the magic of theater, everybody on the stage is convinced that Tom is dressed in royal clothing. | twnn.org

“Dancing with Our Sierra Stars”
May 18 | Truckee Community Recreation Center
Just like the TV show, “Dancing With Our Sierra Stars” will pair six Truckee-Tahoe celebrities with professional ballroom dancers to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. The show features performances by InnerRhythms Dance. | innerrhythms.org

“Menopause, The Musical”
May 18 & 19 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. This hilarious musical set to classic tunes from the 1960s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. | pioneercenter.com

“The Foreigner”
May 24-June 16| Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.
This fun and funny farce from the 1980s just happens to have renewed relevance at the moment. Through the goofiness of it all, there is a true reflection of the ongoing battle between closed-mindedness and openheartedness. | renolittletheater.org

Lake Tahoe Tango Festival
May 24-27 | MontBleu Resort Casino | Stateline, Nev.
This celebration of tango includes workshops with world-class tango professionals, a gourmet dinner and show, chartered twilight cruise and more. | Tahoe Tango on Facebook

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
May 26-28 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Based on the novel by Mark Twain, the classic tale of Tom Sawyer and his friends Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher come to life in this magical family play, directed by Courtney Simson. This play will feature actors of all ages. | truckeecommunitytheater.com

“Little Women, The Musical”
May 30-June 2 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this play follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication — tales of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. It will be directed by Carrie Haines with musical direction by Susan Horst. | truckeecommunitytheater.com

Courtesy Reno River Festival

The Mountains are Calling

Tiki Pond Skim
April 20 | Sugar Bowl Resort |Norden
There’s a 100-foot-long pool at the base of Mount Disney and you have to make it across in stylish fashion. There’s no better way to close out the season with a day of tiki costumes, laughs and fun for the whole family. | sugarbowl.com

Snow Golf Tournament
April 20 | Summit Express Chair | Alpine Meadows
Ditch the ski jacket for a collared shirt and khakis. This golf tournament is back for its 35th year, a unique way to spend a day on the slopes with the family. The nine-hole course meanders down the mountain with the last holes at the bottom of Alpine Bowl Chair. | squawalpine.com

Beacon & Eggs
April 21 | Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Learn the basics of avalanche awareness and proper beacon techniques while searching for Easter eggs filled with prizes. Bring your avalanche beacon; ski patrol will provide probes and tips for pinpointing the eggs. | squawalpine.com

Cushing Crossing
May 4 | Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley
The 29th Annual Cushing Crossing is the best event of the spring season — the original pond-skimming event that started a spring resort ritual. Filled with big spills and laughable thrills this is one spring event that you don’t want to miss. | squawalpine.com

Reno River Festival
May 11-12| Truckee River Whitewater Park | Reno, Nev.
The 16th annual Reno River Festival includes food, shopping, family-friendly rides and attractions, craft beers, a wine village, free concerts 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. | renoriverfestival.com

AMGEN Tour of California
May 13 | South Lake Tahoe
This grueling Tour de France-style cycling road race challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. Don’t miss the excitement as the Men’s Stage 2 competitors race from Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe. | amgentourofcalifornia.com

Opening Day at the Lake
May 25-27 | Area venues
Tahoe gets ready for summer during Memorial Day Weekend. Now’s the time to open up summer cabins, put boats in the water and get a jump on traditional summer activities. Enjoy restaurant deck openings, launch parties, music and historic home tours. | visittahoecity.org

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey
May 31-June 1 | Area venues
The relay run adventure of a lifetime is 178 miles suited for teams of 12 runners. The course goes past Lake Tahoe, Truckee River, past the neon of South Lake Tahoe’s casinos, descends Kingsbury Grade to Carson Valley to Virginia City and drops down Geiger Grade with an eyeful of Mount Rose. | Reno-Tahoe Odyssey on Facebook

Truckee Running Festival
June 2 | Riverview Sports Park | Truckee
Join in a morning of running and fun along the Truckee River. Try a 5km or 10km along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring the beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. This is a fundraiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras. Bring the kids for the age-appropriate distance fun races. | tahoetrailrunning.com

America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
June 2 | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Stateline, Nev.
Bike the West and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society present the 27th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. Experience spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and full support by experienced ride organizers. | bikethewest.com

Truckee Dirt Fondo
June 6-8 | Truckee to Loyalton
Truckee will be the gravel host location for one of two Sagan Gran Fondo cycling events in California. The long-course distances are 67.5 miles on a combo of trail/pavement. The shorter course route is 23 miles. The event weekend will include a fundraising gala and a festival with vendors, beer, food, music and ancillary activities. | truckeedirtfondo.com

No Barriers Summit
June 13-15 | Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Join leaders, changemakers and aspiring visionaries from all walks of life and unite to discover how to bring the No Barriers Life to a world ready for greater possibilities. Enjoy evening performances of music, speakers and more. | nobarriersusa.org

 

Livin’ in the Wild, Wild West

Genoa Western Heritage Day
April 26-28 | Genoa, Nev.
Celebrate local history with free presentations, demonstrations, Western music and poetry. Enjoy a dinner and concert at the Genoa Fire Station. | visitcarsonvalley.org

Spring Fiesta
May 3-5 | Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center | Reno, Nev.
Arabian horses, beautiful, elegant and versatile, are the most recognized horse breed in the world. Enjoy the spirited competition that feature Arabians, Half Arabians and Anglo Arabians. | comstockarabianassociation.com

150 Year Truckee Railroad Celebration
May 10- Sept. 28 | Train Depot | Truckee
It’s been 150 years since the Transcontinental Railroad came to Truckee. Celebrate with the Ribbon-Cutting Kickoff on May and celebrate with a summer full of interpretive walks and talks. Representatives from the Town of Truckee and historical societies will discuss the history of the Transcontinental Railroad. A Spring Art Show with a railroad theme will coincide with the event at Truckee Rec Community Center. | truckee.com

Doc’s Real Wild West Fest
May 25 & 26 | Virginia City, Nev.
A celebration of Western culture with entertainment and loads of fun. Activities for all ages including cowboy poetry, movie-set tours, cowboy shootouts, concerts and more. There will be vendors and entertainment including a headliner on the main stage at 8 p.m. | visitvirginiacitynv.com

Reno Cattle Drive
June 15-20 | Doyle to Reno, Nev.
For 26 years, the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive has given would-be cowboys and cowgirls the chance to participate in a cattle drive as they travel 100 miles through Nevada desert to deliver more than 300 steers to the rodeo grounds in downtown Reno. | renorodeo.com

Courtesy Virginia City

Motor Madness

Virginia City Grand Prix
April 27-28 | Virginia City, Nev.
Experience the legendary racing in historic Virginia City during this off-road motorcycle race. After the race, head to the Village Saloon to talk bikes and celebrate. The annual two-day event draws more than 1,000 racers the Comstock to battle the rough terrain for glory. | vcgp.com

Endurofest
May 4 | Wild West Motorsports Park | Sparks, Nev.
Watch some of the nation’s top endure-athletes battle difficult, man-made obstacles and treacherous rock gardens on dirt bikes. Attendees can experience rider clinics, camping, food vendors, industry representation and excellent viewing of riders tackling outrageous terrain. | elevatedaction.com

Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival
May 17-18 | Downtown | Reno, Nev.
Twist and shout back to the 1960s and 1970s for a weekend of classic cars and rock ‘n’ roll music in downtown Reno, which will hum with powerful engines and dreamy sighs as classic cars from bygone eras line the streets. Marvel at the Show ‘n’ Shines and enjoy free entertainment. | hotaugustnights.net

Pinochhio’s Ride for the Tatas
May 18-19 | Reno, Nev.
This two-day event features a party and motorcycle poker run to benefit Moms on the Run. Wear pink for the Costume Contest on Sunday. | rideforthetatas.org

Street Vibrations Spring Rally
June 7-9 | Reno, Carson, Virginia City and Stateline, Nev.
Enjoy a weekend of motorcycle fun with live entertainment on six stages, bike games, poker runs, vendors and more. Free to the public. | roadshowsreno.com

Hot August Nights Show-n-Shine
June 8 | Village at Squaw | Olympic Valley
Hot August Nights comes early at the lake to celebrate classic cars and rock ‘n’ roll in this majestic mountain setting. Awards, live entertainment, exceptional shopping and outdoor dining under the peaks. | hotaugustnights.net

SuperCrawl
June 8-9 | Wild West Motorsports Park 
The top teams from five countries will compete for the Rock Crawling World Championship. This will be an event for off-road fans with more than 70 teams competing in five different classes. The event will also feature top pro drivers battling obstacles for the title of SuperCrawl champion. | supercrawl.rocks

Women With Wheelz Car Show
June 15 | Silverland Inn & Suites | Virginia City, Nev.
The first Women with Wheelz Car Show, open to the first 120 cars will offer food, music, giveaways, static displays, Department of Traffic and Safety displays, Sister on the Fly local ladies and raffle prizes. | teresasgarage.com

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High-school Jazz Bands Hit a High Note https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/high-school-jazz-bands-hit-a-high-note/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:58:10 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50935 Reno Jazz Festival | April 25-27 | Reno, Nev., venues The teenagers may have been groggy-eyed and lifeless when they arrived just after 6 in the morning, but by the time conductor Jesse Steel wrapped up his daily morning rehearsal with the Truckee High School Jazz Band, the band room hummed with lively sounds and […]

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Truckee High School Jazz Band | Rob Retting

Reno Jazz Festival | April 25-27 | Reno, Nev., venues

The teenagers may have been groggy-eyed and lifeless when they arrived just after 6 in the morning, but by the time conductor Jesse Steel wrapped up his daily morning rehearsal with the Truckee High School Jazz Band, the band room hummed with lively sounds and joyful activity.

View the lineup for upcoming shows from local high school jazz bands

“The most important thing is learning how to work with each other to overcome challenges,” says Steele. “And they get to have the experience of being a professional musician.”

“We have all felt how music can bring so much joy and fun to our lives and when you are a part of music in the schools, you are getting that enrichment from music every day.”
–Todd Holway

The course begins at the start of the school year with auditions for two judges who cannot see the performer.

“There is resiliency to be learned in the audition process,” says Steele. “Half of the kids in the current first jazz band were at some point rejected.”

Those students are placed in the second jazz band under the guidance of Lucas Arizu, an Argentinian national who studied at Buenos Aires Music School before relocating to the U.S. to perform and teach professionally. A flautist and guitarist by trade, he plays his sensational style of Latin-influenced classical jazz regularly throughout Northern Nevada and the Tahoe Sierra with his wife, Darcy Stevens, and nine-member Motown-jazz collective, The Bayberry Cast, as well as the highly noted Reno Jazz Orchestra.

“Jesse did such good job in his first couple of years that we started a second band,” says Arizu. “We definitely try to get that message across that [the students] are part of something bigger than themselves and that it’s cool to care. In high school, you sometimes think bands are lame and that people are going to make fun of you. I try my best to convey the message that no one is going to care what you did in high school when you get to college. It is super cool to show that you care, and you can get a lot out of it.”

Truckee High School Jazz Band | Rob Retting

Young Professionals
Joining the group is no small commitment. Once they’ve secured their spot, students meet at 6:30 a.m. every morning before school to rehearse. The smaller jazz combos practice after school and all are expected to spend additional time outside of class learning their parts for public performances, which occur at least once a month.

“We have a fun, casual, working atmosphere with high expectations,” says Steele. “We’ve gone and had a poor performance and come back and stepped it up and worked hard to have an amazing performance the next time. They’ve learned that if they work really hard, it’s a gratifying experience.”

Truckee, North Tahoe and South Lake high schools will all perform at the Reno Jazz Festival on April 25 to 27, where they will have the opportunity to compete against other schools, as well as take in performances by acclaimed international artists. This year’s festival features Walter Smith III with Reno faculty jazz ensemble, The Collective; Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana; a festival showcase of competition winners; and clinics and jam sessions led by pros.

“The students get to go and experience music first hand,” says South Lake High School conductor Jordan Bagheri. “They experience the opportunity of playing with professionals. There is a development of their own unique sound and character. I’ve found that the jazz band grows as a group and develops closer bonds.”

Both Steele and Incline High School conductor Todd Holway are members of the popular local nonet Sneaky Creatures, who can be found at area festivals and late-night venues radiating their trademark version of gypsy punk groove.

“I think playing professionally is huge when it comes to teaching music,” says Steele. “It gives you that first-person experience of being on stage and makes what you do every day relatable.”

“Our jazz band does a lot of work from daily rehearsals to performing at jazz festivals, playing out in the community and doubling as a pep band in parades, football and basketball games,” says Holway. “It is a huge commitment that they all take on because they enjoy sounding good as a band and they can feel that appreciation they get back from it. We have all felt how music can bring so much joy and fun to our lives and when you are a part of music in the schools, you are getting that enrichment from music every day.” | unr.edu/rjf


Upcoming performances

North Tahoe High School
April 25 | 6 p.m. | Jazz Band Concert | North Tahoe High School Theater
April 26-28 | Santa Cruz Tour
May 9 | 6 p.m. | Jazz Ensemble | Goose and Chey’s | Tahoe City
May 16 | 6 p.m. | Outer Space Jazz | North Tahoe High School Auditorium
June 6 | 6 p.m. | Finale Concert | North Tahoe High School Gymnasium

Incline High School
April 26 | 8:30 a.m. | Reno Jazz Festival | University of Nevada at Reno
May 10| 6:30 p.m. | Moonlight Jazz Club Fundraiser | The Chateau | Incline Village, Nev.
May 18 | Reed Jazz Festival | Edward C. Reed High School | Sparks, Nev.
May 29 | 7 p.m. | End of Year Concert | Incline High School

Truckee High School
April 26 | Reno Jazz Festival | University of Nevada at Reno
May 23 | 7 p.m. | A Night at the Movies | Truckee High School Auditorium
June 6 | 7 p.m. | Spring Concert | Truckee High School Auditorium

South Lake Tahoe High School
April 24 | 7 p.m. | Road to Reno Concert | Theatre at South Lake Tahoe High School with University of Pacific Big Band
April 25-27 | Reno Jazz Festival | University of Nevada at Reno | Church Fine Arts Building | Reno, Nev.
May 22 | 7 p.m. | Pops Concert | Theatre at South Lake Tahoe High School


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The Creative Inclinations of Hannah Eddy https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/the-creative-inclinations-of-hannah-eddy/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:57:45 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50928 The first time I met Hannah Eddy — then Hannah Fuller — was at the Truckee Skate Park. She was effortlessly skating the bowls, ollieing up onto rails, doing kickflips. She was friendly and effervescent; she seemed like the kind of person who could inspire you to get better at anything you wanted to do. […]

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Hannah Eddy working on a piece. | Courtesy Hannah Eddy

The first time I met Hannah Eddy — then Hannah Fuller — was at the Truckee Skate Park. She was effortlessly skating the bowls, ollieing up onto rails, doing kickflips. She was friendly and effervescent; she seemed like the kind of person who could inspire you to get better at anything you wanted to do.

“Tahoe encompasses all the stuff I want to be drawing and painting. There’s so much exploring to do, and I love coming home and putting what I saw that day on paper. If I can keep creating and stay inspired, then that’s all I can ask for of my art.”
–Hannah Eddy

Almost a decade later, I see her art hanging in Coffeebar Squaw alongside her friend and fellow artist Chelsea Jolly’s work. Eddy’s art is fun, colorful and often depicts Tahoe landscapes or funny cartoon characters skateboarding, snowboarding, biking and enjoying the outdoors.

Untitled | Hannah Eddy

“Ever since I can remember, I have always picked up a pen and drawn and I would always draw the weirdest stuff out of my imagination,” Eddy says.

She believes that she started sketching in kindergarten and has never stopped. Growing up in Maine on the ocean, she earned a love of the outdoors from her family. She sailed, hiked and skateboarded and became drawn to skateboard graphics and the weird, bright colors associated with them.

She went to the University of Colorado, Boulder and studied art, but she didn’t really know what to do with that education. Always an outdoors enthusiast, Eddy went to the High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mount Hood, Ore., and met professional snowboarder Tim Eddy, who would become her husband. He introduced her to Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada, and she moved to Truckee in 2010.

Hannah Eddy with some of her work. | Courtesy Hannah Eddy

Through the years, she worked at pizza parlors in Truckee and bakeries, feeling that baking was her artistic outlet. Fellow Truckee resident and artist Lorien Powers saw Eddy’s acrylic, mixed-media wood panels and invited her to hang some of it in her studio, Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry. People liked her work and kept buying it.

“Place in a Vase” | Hannah Eddy

“It gave me the confidence to sell my art here,” Eddy says.

After I saw her art in Coffeebar, I hunted her down on Instagram right around the time she launched #100daysofhannaheddyart at the end of July 2018. In this personal challenge, Eddy posted 100 illustrations in 100 days (not consecutively) as a way to force herself to focus on her craft, learn digital art and promote her creations. It also gave herself the confidence to release her work — whether she thought it was good or not.

“After 100 days something becomes a habit and I wanted to do something that I could get excited about. I also wanted to rebrand myself and learn some stuff about digital art,” she says.

Her illustrations such as “Reflection,” “Base Camp,” “Place in a Vase” and “Sea Fades to Sky,” show simple landscapes with vast mountains, water and flowing topographic lines.

Untitled | Hannah Eddy

The challenge, and the exposure she’s gotten from Instagram, has prompted people to reach out to her about designing logos and other projects. According to Eddy, forcing oneself to release art whether one thinks it’s good or not takes the ego out of it: “It’s a good reminder to not take yourself too seriously and get out of your own way.”

She was worried about oversharing and she admits that she did lose some followers, but also gained a new crowd of fellow artists.

“Social media is a strange beast,” she says.

She had been wondering whether she should stay within a certain style people liked. Yet, she doesn’t want to restrict herself to one artistic style. She has many creative inclinations. So far, her goal is to keep creating and learning new things and to take the concepts she learned from #100daysofhannaheddyart and apply them to future projects.

“I want to stay inspired, promote positivity and continue to do what I’m passionate about,” she says. “Tahoe encompasses all the stuff I want to be drawing and painting. There’s so much exploring to do, and I love coming home and putting what I saw that day on paper. If I can keep creating and stay inspired then that’s all I can ask for of my art.” | etsy.com, @hannaheddyart


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Truckee River Guide | Documenting the river’s living history https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/truckee-river-guide-documenting-the-rivers-living-history/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:56:13 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50919 On a spring morning in Truckee, I was enjoying a coffee outside Züri Coffee Co. and saw a flock of white pelicans fly overhead. Were those actually white pelicans, I wondered. Curious about seeing the coastal birds in the Tahoe Sierra, I did what most people do: I went home and Googled it. One of […]

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Kelsey Fitzgerald near the Truckee River in Farad. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

On a spring morning in Truckee, I was enjoying a coffee outside Züri Coffee Co. and saw a flock of white pelicans fly overhead. Were those actually white pelicans, I wondered. Curious about seeing the coastal birds in the Tahoe Sierra, I did what most people do: I went home and Googled it.

One of the first search-engine results that came up was the Truckee River Guide, a place online where people can document the wildlife they see along the Truckee River. The site confirmed that white pelicans in fact do exist in the Tahoe Sierra.

“I want to make a snapshot of what the river is today, have some sort of record that people could look back on.”
–kelsey mccutcheon fitzgerald

Truckee River Guide began as a master’s project for University of Nevada, Reno journalism student Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald. With a bachelor’s degree in biology from a college in upstate New York, Fitzgerald spent a few years working at wildlife conservation preserves and refuges from Oklahoma to Hawaii. In 2004, Fitzgerald got a job with the Nevada Conservation Corps and fell in love with Nevada.

The Truckee River at Mustang Ranch, downstream from Reno. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

“The Nevada desert is just gorgeous,” she says.

Kelsey Fitzgerald

In 2008, Fitzgerald then took a position with an environmental consulting group doing restoration along the Truckee River. She started learning about the different species and their local habitat along the 121-mile river that flows from Tahoe City to Pyramid Lake — and she got the idea to create Truckee River Guide.

“I started learning about the different species, history and what has declined on the Truckee River. I found that a lot of information about it was tied up in confidential government documents and there was no reference book to look at to find out about everything in Nevada,” she says.

A leopard slug near the Truckee River at Ambrose Park in Reno. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

Therefore, she wanted to create something participatory, something that everyone could contribute to.

“I spent 10 years working on different jobs in the West and there was not a lot of public outreach regarding what we were doing,” she says. “So, I was hoping that writing about this science and what we were noticing out in the field would be interesting.”

Today, she works as a science writer at the Desert Research Institute.

Double-crested cormorant in downtown Reno. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

Since launching the Truckee River Guide in January 2015, people have submitted 275 observations documenting 122 different species of animals found on the Truckee River. There are submissions for mammals, fish, birds, trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers, insects and reptiles.

“The one I was surprised in looking at in the observations was the American mink. I didn’t know they lived here,” Fitzgerald says. “And it’s by far the most commonly reported; we’ve had 35 mink sightings.”

Golden currant at Mayberry Park in Reno. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

The most common animals on the Truckee River in general are Canada geese and mallards, but when people see something as unusual as a mink, they are more likely to report it. Another interesting find is the leopard slug. Fitzgerald personally likes the hooded merganser ducks and the American white pelicans.

“[The pelicans] go to the California coast in the winter and then migrate to Pyramid Lake in the summer to nest,” she says.

An American Mink on the Truckee River in downtown Reno. Photo: Truckee River Guides | Courtesy Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald does do some light vetting when people submit observations because she knows the Truckee River well and will follow up if something is too out of the ordinary or could be confused with another kind of animal. For instance, minks and muskrats look a lot alike, except that minks eat fish and muskrats eat plants. Both have been spotted on the Truckee River.

“I’ve heard there are otters on the Truckee River, too, but I have yet to spot one. If anyone sees an otter, I’d love an observation on that,” she says.

Fitzgerald’s long-term goal is to create a guidebook on the Truckee River that people can refer to; the online guide is a start.

“My goal of the project isn’t necessarily to make a big discovery but to make a record of what’s here and the changing environment,” Fitzgerald says. “I want to make a snapshot of what the river is today, have some sort of record that people could look back on.” | truckeeriverguide.com, Truckee River Guide on Facebook


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A Day with Dragons https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/a-day-with-dragons/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:55:35 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50955 There are many amazing museums in the Tahoe-Reno area that feature exhibits that are fun for everyone in the family. One that recently caught my attention was “The Lost World of Dragons” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, Nev. For centuries, dragon legends have been present in the folklore of many cultures […]

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Dragons represented from cultures around the world are on display at the Wilbur D. May Museum. | Luke Allen

There are many amazing museums in the Tahoe-Reno area that feature exhibits that are fun for everyone in the family. One that recently caught my attention was “The Lost World of Dragons” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, Nev.

For centuries, dragon legends have been present in the folklore of many cultures around the world. This exhibit details the history of these legends and the differences in symbolic interpretation.

The museum, located inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, is part of the May Center, a tribute to local renaissance man, Wilbur D. May, and his commitment to philanthropy and education. The museum hosts the Wilbur D. May collection from his global travels; it also includes other temporary exhibits such as “The Lost World of Dragons.”

For centuries, dragon legends have been present in the folklore of many cultures around the world. This exhibit details the history of these legends and the differences in symbolic interpretation. Eastern folklore depicts dragons as serpentine creatures that represented good fortune. On the other end of the spectrum, in Medieval and Western cultures, they are typically portrayed as winged lizard-like monsters that breathe fire and create havoc and destruction. Whatever the meaning, dragons have fascinated people young and old and they continue to do so today. My son, Anikin, is also fascinated by them and I thought the exhibit would be the perfect destination for a family outing.

We enter the exhibit with my husband, Luke. It is open and spacious, with high ceilings and is decorated with stone accents and natural foliage. We walk down a little stone path, across a bridge that overlooks a water feature that looks like a creek bed where Luke and Anikin spot two turtles in the water

The exhibit is filled with large animatronic dragons that look eerily realistic perched atop pedestals representing images from different cultures. Interactive stations designed for kids tell the stories of dragons. Our attention is drawn to a wall display with rotating blocks. Each block is a section of a larger picture. We have fun flipping them around to make a complete dragon image appear.

We pass a coloring station with lots of vibrant colors and dragon stencils to choose from. Several small kids are happily coloring, and I hear one making dragon sounds as he colors. Continuing around the exhibit, we find a puppet theater and spend a lot of time creating our own shows. Anikin and Luke also try out one of the digital animation stations with interchangeable backdrops and dragon figures that they use to create an animated story.

Then we discover an animatronic, serpentine dragon imprisoned in a cage. This dragon appears to be breathing and gives us the feeling that it could be alive.

We come across a virtual reality experience that allows participants the opportunity to ride on the back of a dragon. Anikin is very excited and wants to do it. Unfortunately, we quickly learn that he is not allowed because the age requirement is 13 and older.

On the other side of the museum is the year-round exhibit of the Wilbur D. May collection. May was a local Nevada rancher, aviator, soldier, world traveler, philanthropist and artist. He collected many artifacts during his travels including African tribal masks, Asian pottery, antique firearms and other weapons. May’s collection of artwork is on display along with some of his own paintings and drawings.

HIs collection of animal pelts, busts and bones from his hunting adventures stand out in the collection. It is noted that this passion for hunting was fueled by his sense of adventure but also by his desire to learn more about animal diversity and to pass on this knowledge to others.

Even though we didn’t have time this trip to check out the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden and botanical gardens, we make a plan to come back another time.

“The World of Dragons” exhibit runs through May 12 with extended hours every Friday for the “Dragons After Dark” series. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for seniors and children. | washoecounty.us


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Lone Eagle Grille | A gastronomic experience https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/lone-eagle-grille-a-gastronomic-experience/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:54:50 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50959 Lone Eagle Grille boasts one of the most picturesque dining spots in Tahoe. The restaurant nestled along the shores of Lake Tahoe offers sweeping views of the mountains with stunning sunsets that radiate alpenglow hues of pink and oranges illuminating the evening sky. It is truly a magnificent backdrop for dinner and cocktails. The dining […]

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Christie Lee and Priya Hutner with Blackbird Vineyards’ Cabernet Franc

Lone Eagle Grille boasts one of the most picturesque dining spots in Tahoe. The restaurant nestled along the shores of Lake Tahoe offers sweeping views of the mountains with stunning sunsets that radiate alpenglow hues of pink and oranges illuminating the evening sky. It is truly a magnificent backdrop for dinner and cocktails.

The dining room was alive with activity — bottles of wine being poured, plates of food being delivered, and the aroma of deliciousness filled the air.

I had the pleasure of attending the restaurant’s first Wine Maker’s Dinner hosted by Blackbird Vineyards. Chef Shane Hammett paired each wine selection with an amazing five-course meal. Christie Lee joined me along with Kressa Olguin, marketing manager for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.

Crispy Kumomoto oysters with Blackbird Vineyards’ Dissonance Sauvignon Blanc | Priya Hutner

The dining room was alive with activity — bottles of wine being poured, plates of food being delivered, and the aroma of deliciousness filled the air. Chef Hammett arrived at our table with the first course of crispy Kumamoto oysters. The oysters were flown in the night before from Puget Sound, Wash. They were lightly breaded and served with an apple relish and Niman Ranch prosciutto. The dish was paired with the Blackbird Vineyards Dissonance Sauvignon Blanc poured by one of the three house sommeliers on the floor.

Paul Leary, president of Blackbird Vineyards, was walking around the dining room, chatting about the wine with diners. He explained that it was fermented in an Amphora vessel, a technique used by the Romans and that this wine was like a Bordeaux Blanc. It was light and crisp and paired well with the first course. The oysters were wonderful. The combination of the sweet apples, salty prosciutto and crispy oysters followed by the wine was not only delicious but a perfect match.

Lamb Belly on sunchoke puree | Priya Hutner

The second course was a Foie Gras Mousse with both grilled and fresh strawberries topped with a basil brioche crumble and watercress and finished off with golden balsamic. The combination of the salty mousse and sweet berries in this dish was excellent and delicious with the housemade bread. The mousse was served with Blackbird Vineyards Arena Rosé from San Francisco. The grapes for this wine were grown from 135-year-old vines planted in 1886. It was luscious, dry and fruity and paired nicely the Foie Gras mousse and berries.

Leary came by and poured the Blackbird Vineyard Arise, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The label is a reference to the Beatles song “Blackbird” lyrics: “You were only waiting for this moment to arise.” The wine was rich and smooth with hints of blackberries. I loved this wine as my preference for reds took center stage.

Priya Hutner with Chef Shane Hammett of Lone Eagle Grille

This wine was poured to accompany Chef Hammett’s third course: a 28-day dry-aged American Waygu Striploin cooked rare with grilled trumpet mushrooms in a chicory, black truffle vinaigrette and avocado chimichurri. The tender beef was cooked to perfection.

I loved the chimichurri and black truffle sauce drizzled atop the strip. The mushroom was delightfully smoky. Each dish seemed to raise the bar and outdo the one before it. My taste buds were having quite the experience.

When the chef dropped by with the fourth course, a smoked Niman Ranch Lamb Belly atop a sunchoke puree with poached Cipollini onion, Leary poured the Blackbird Paramour Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite reds and it paired so well with the lamb belly I just about died and left my body. The chef braised the lamb and served it with a cocoa rosemary jus. The sunchoke puree was creamy and buttery with a touch of sweetness to it.

Raspberry Bomb Dessert | Priya Hutner

The evening was completed with a most decadent Chocolate Raspberry Bombe. It was garnished candied raspberries, espresso chocolate sauce and Chambord Anglaise. The sweet and tangy chocolaty ball of goodness melted in my mouth and delighted my taste buds. It was one of the most unique and luscious desserts I’ve indulged in.

“I enjoyed the creative food and knowing that the chef considered the key ingredient in his food love. It enhanced the overall experience and created the atmosphere and ambience for the evening,” Lee said about the evening.

Kressa guided us through the restaurants amazing dining experience with her knowledge and easy flow of interesting conversation. For me, the evening was a gastronomic experience from beginning to end. I look forward to returning.

The Lone Eagle Grille curates the Wine Maker’s Dinner series throughout the year. | loneeaglegrille.com


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Mexican-American War & St. Patrick’s Battalion | Part IV https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/mexican-american-war-st-patricks-battalion-part-iv/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:53:40 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50966 On Aug. 18, 1847, Mexican General Gabriel Valencia — in charge of 7,000 armed troops supported by 23 cannons — defied a direct order by Commanding General Antonio López de Santa Anna to pull back. Protected by what he considered impenetrable mountains and a vast volcanic lava field, Valencia felt confident he could stop the […]

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Mexican monument to John Riley, leader of St. Patrick’s Battalion. | Courtesy WikiMedia

On Aug. 18, 1847, Mexican General Gabriel Valencia — in charge of 7,000 armed troops supported by 23 cannons — defied a direct order by Commanding General Antonio López de Santa Anna to pull back. Protected by what he considered impenetrable mountains and a vast volcanic lava field, Valencia felt confident he could stop the enemy there. But the Americans found paths through the fissures of calcified lava.

The American army approached the Churubusco Monastery knowing that victory there would lead to the invasion of Mexico City and the war’s end.

At dawn on Aug. 19, U.S. troops rushed into the Mexican camp of sleepy, hungover soldiers and cut them down by the hundreds. Panicked, Valencia’s army crumbled in 17 minutes. Santa Anna watched the mayhem through his field glass from 2,000 yards away, but declined to bring his 12,000 troops into the fight to crush the vastly outnumbered Americans, a decision that ultimately cost him the war.

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The American army approached the Churubusco Monastery knowing that victory there would lead to the invasion of Mexico City and the war’s end. American soldiers ran toward the formidable defenses manned by St. Patrick’s Battalion and Mexican regulars. Leader John Patrick Riley ran the battalion’s distinctive green flag up behind his gun battery in plain view of the Americans.

When the leading troops of the American infantry were 60 yards away, Riley yelled “Fire!” The fusillade tore into the U.S. soldiers, killing and wounding hundreds and sending the rest scrambling into nearby corn fields for protection. Subsequent charges withered in the hail of bullets. For hours the Americans were pinned down and at the mercy of musket and cannon fire from the convent. Riley and his men directed their artillery with the accuracy of trained snipers.

As American soldiers slowly crawled forward in mud among the corn stalks, they were incensed by the deserters and the hated green flag of the St. Patrick’s Battalion. For Riley and his men, it symbolized Irish resistance to the religious discrimination and physical abuse systemic in the U.S. Army at that time, as well as their sympathy for Catholic Mexicans protecting their homeland against invaders.

When the Churubusco defenders ran out of ammunition, U.S. soldiers stormed the complex. Riley and 84 of his men were taken into custody. Shackled in chains, the survivors were dragged into a courtyard piled high with the dead and wounded from both sides. American soldiers cursed and spat at Riley and the other defectors — only strict discipline kept the emotional troops from killing the deserters. One officer fumed: “These wretches served the guns — the use of which they had been taught in our own service — and with fatal effect, upon the persons of their former comrades.”

The U.S. suffered 1,031 dead or wounded on Aug. 20 in the bloodiest day of fighting in a war that claimed a total of 1,722 Americans. The fierce resistance by the San Patricios and their mastery of heavy guns took out nearly 12 percent of Gen. Winfield Scott’s 9,000 troops. On the Mexican side, more than 6,000 of Gen. Santa Anna’s soldiers were killed or wounded.

Seventy-two renegades were charged with desertion of duty and brought to trial. Others were released due to assorted mitigating circumstances. Well aware of a policy that allowed drunken AWOL soldiers back into the ranks, 32 Irishmen pleaded not guilty due to intoxication. They claimed that they were on drinking sprees when captured by Mexicans and forced to bear arms against the Americans. At the time, the Articles of War considered drunkenness a valid legal defense to the specific crime of desertion.

The officers conducting the court martial ignored these arguments and all of the defendants were sentenced to death by hanging, except two that were to be shot by firing squad. The court’s verdicts were sent to Gen. Scott for final approval, modification or dismissal. Scott reprieved the death warrants for some of the men, including San Patricio leader Maj. Riley. Riley and these other U.S. soldiers had deserted before the 1846 declaration of war by Congress and Articles of War provisions stipulated that these men could not be given the death penalty.

Instead they were punished with 50 lashes (the maximum allowed), branded by hot iron with the letter “D” for deserter on their hip — 1 inch in length and with indelible ink. Scott ordered Riley and some of the other defectors to be branded on their face, a particularly sadistic act that violated the provisions in the Articles of War. In fact, for Riley, when the letter was mistakenly burned into his cheek upside down, the soldier wielding the hot iron was ordered to do it again correctly. And during Riley’s lashing with knotted rawhide, the officer in charge pretended to lose count and the leader of the Irish battalion was whipped 59 times.

For Mexican observers, the public spectacle was shocking and appalling. Citizens and clergy were aghast at the barbaric torture that the Americans carried out against their own people. The total of 50 men hanged during those 72 hours is still the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

The punishments, cruel, unusual and excessive even by the standards of the 1840s American military, and the way they were carried out, were emblematic of the contempt and revulsion against Irish-Catholic immigrants by officers in the U.S. Army specifically, and by America’s Protestant-centric culture in general at that time.

After the war, all military prisoners were released. John Riley and the other freed San Patricios were destitute. The Mexican Minster of War sent Riley and his men money and invited them to re-enlist in a newly reconstituted St. Patrick’s Battalion that the Mexican Army needed to help provide order in the country’s post-war chaos.

In U. S. military history, the St. Patrick’s Battalion is vilified as traitorous deserters who inflicted heavy casualties against the American army. But in Mexico the battalion is revered for brave actions against the Yankee invaders. The old Monastery of Churubusco in Mexico City now houses the National Museum of the Interventions. The museum recounts the history of unwanted incursions into Mexico by foreign forces, such as the Spanish, American and French.

In the town of San Angel, there is a large monument that lists the names of 71 soldiers who switched sides to fight for Mexico; the majority of surnames were Irish (48) and German (13). At the top of the marble edifice is the Celtic cross of Ireland with the inscription: “In Memory of the Heroic Battalion of Saint Patrick, Martyrs Who Gave Their Lives for the Mexican Cause during the Unjust North American Invasion of 1847.”


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Worship Services https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/worship-services/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:52:08 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=51042 To update a listing or to be added to the listings, e-mail editor@tahoethisweek.com BAPTIST Deerfield Community Church, 11605 Deerfield Road, Truckee. Sunday service at 11 a.m., Children’s Church at 11:30 a.m. Pastor James Stark. | (530) 582-4045 First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m., […]

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BAPTIST

Deerfield Community Church, 11605 Deerfield Road, Truckee. Sunday service at 11 a.m., Children’s Church at 11:30 a.m. Pastor James Stark. | (530) 582-4045

First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. Tuesday Bible study at 7 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. Good Friday service Stations of the Cross at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise service at Commons Beach at 6 a.m., Easter church service at 9 a.m. followed by family Easter egg hunt. Pastor Scott Capshaw. | (530) 583-7458, tahoeministries.com

CATHOLIC

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. Saturday Easter Vigil at 8:15 p.m. bilingual. Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. in Spanish. 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 4th to Labor Day 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. Father Benedict DeLeon. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8:15 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. | (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 & 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays Mass at 1:10 p.m. Saturday Confession from 4-4:30 p.m. & by appointment. Good Friday outdoor Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m., The Passion of the Lord at 3 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 7:45 p.m. Easter Mass at 8, 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Father Larry Morrison. | (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. Easter Mass at 4 p.m. in English and at 6 p.m. in Spanish. 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 4th to Labor Day. Easter Mass at 12 p.m. 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. Good Friday Marian Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m., service at 3 p.m. & Estaciones de la Cruz at 6:30 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil at 5 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., Easter Mass at 9 & 11 a.m., 5 p.m. in Spanish. Easter egg hunts after all Sunday Masses. 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 & Thursday Mass at 8 a.m. Wednesday & Friday Mass at 8 a.m. & 12 p.m. Saturday Confession at 4 p.m. Fr. Mauricio Hurtado (530) 544-3533, www.tahoecatholic.com

CHRISTIAN

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. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. with childcare. Thursday Awana Kids Club at 6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Communion Service at 12 p.m. Easter Sunrise service at Regan beach at 6 a.m. Easter service at 9 & 10:30 a.m. 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 Truckee at 6 p.m. Pastor Brian Larson. | (530) 587-1711, cctruckee.com

Church on the Lake, a Home Church Network. Fellowship gatherings on Sunday at 5 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 12 p.m. Pastores John y Ruby Cole. | (775) 831-5030inclinevidanueva.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. Every other Monday Iglesia Vida Nueva prayer night at 7 p.m. Wednesday Igelsia Vida Nueva worship & Bible study at 7 p.m. Friday Iglesia Vida Nueva Bible study at 7 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. | (866) 248-2332, newlifeincline.org

Sierra Bible Church 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. Sunday service at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Awana at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Junior High & Senior High Youth at 5:30 & 7:15 p.m. Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Easter 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. Nursery care for ages younger than 3. Sunday school age 3 & older. Saturday Easter evening service at 6:30 p.m. Easter services at 9 & 10:45 a.m. | (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 service at 8 a.m., Free tram rides for attendees without skis or snowboards at 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise service at High Camp: Trams open at 7 a.m.; continental breakfast, worship at 8 a.m. Traditional worship in the Chapel at 10 a.m. Rev. James Kosko | (530) 581-4011, 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, southshorechristianassembly.wordpress.com

Tahoe Community Church, 145 Daggett Way, Stateline, Nev. Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday service 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. Good Friday Service at 5 pm. Resurrection Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mondo Gonzales. | (775) 588-5860, tahoecommunitychurch.org

Tahoe Faith Fellowship 330 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City. 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 services 9 & 10:30 a.m. High School and Middle School groups at 7 p.m. Check Web site for up-to-date-information and how to connect with us. Easter services at 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Terrence Sutton, Lead Pastor. | (530) 587-7725, tahoe.church

Town Church Truckee, 15726 Glenshire Drive, Truckee. Sunday Prayer at 9 a.m. Pastor’s Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Sunday services at 10 a.m. Childcare for ages 4 and younger. Wednesday Men’s Bible study at 6:30 a.m. & Women’s Bible study 6 p.m. both at Coffeebar. 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

Christian Science Society, at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Rd,., Truckee. Sunday service & Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Testimony meetings at 7:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services. Reading room open after services. Christian Science literature Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter service at 10:15 a.m. |(530) 386-0173, 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. Easter services at 10 a.m. | (530) 541-7892, christiansciencechurchslt.orgtalksthatinspire.org

EPISCOPAL

St. John’s In the Wilderness, 1776 U.S. Route 50, Glenbrook, Nev. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Good Friday services at St. Patrick’s at 12 p.m. Easter service at 10 a.m. followed by Flowering of the Cross and Easter egg hunt. Rev. Victoria Warren. | (775) 586-2535, stjohnsnv.org

St. Nicholas, 855 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. The church and Camp Noel Porter have been sold. Services at the church ended on April 1. Easter Ecumenical Sunrise Service at Commons Beach at 6 a.m. Rev. Leonetti. | (530) 583-4713, stnicksepiscopal.org

St. Patrick’s,
 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. 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 4:15 p.m., Intercessory Prayer Group at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday Meditation Circle at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Lectio Divina at 12:15 p.m. Good Friday service at 12 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Easter services at 8 & 10 a.m. Rev. Sarah A. Syer. | (775) 831-1418, tahoeepiscopal.org

JEHOVAH WITNESSES

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 service meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday Bible study, school and 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

JEWISH

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. On April 19, first day of Passover, no Shabbat services. On April 21, second day of Passover, Seder at Granlibakken at 4:30 p.m. 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. On April 19, Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Evon Yakar. | (530) 542-1211, tbytahoe.org

LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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

LUTHERAN

Christ the King, 3125 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Sunday worship & Sunday School at 9 a.m. Good Friday Ecumenical service at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Commons Beach at 6 a.m. Easter service at 9 a.m. 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, Hope at Lake Tahoe on Facebook

Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, 11662 Hope Court, near the intersection of Brockway Road & Highway 267, Truckee. Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. Easter service at 10 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt. Sunday school and child care. Rev. Jeanie Shaw. | (530) 582-4243, tlpc.org

METHODIST

Church of the Mountains, Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors, 10079 Church St., Truckee. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday school & small groups from 9 a.m. Women’s Bible study Mondays at 10 a.m. Morning Centering Prayer Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. Pastor Donna Farrell. | (530) 587-4407, churchofthemountains.com

Lake Tahoe United Methodist Church and Retreat Center
8425 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 

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Cornerstone Community Church, 300 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. 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 a.m. Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Easter service at 9:30 a.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, April 21. 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 ExpressBethany Hansen. | (530) 583-7458, tahoeministries.com

Unity at the Lake, 870 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe. Sunday meditation at 9 a.m. Sunday celebration at 10 a.m. Youth Empowerment Program during celebration. Ministers Stew & Hillary Bittman. | (530) 544-2266, unityatthelake.org

PRESBYTERIAN

Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, due to a fire, currently meeting at Temple Bat Yam, 3260 Pioneer Trail, 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. 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. Easter service at 10 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt. Sunday school and child care. Rev. Jeanie Shaw. | (530) 582-4243, tlpc.org

The Village Church, Mt. Rose Highway, 736 McCourry Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. Sunday services at 8 (traditional) & 10 a.m. (blended), Youth Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Good Friday service at Cornerstone Church at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunrise service at Burnt Cedar Beach at 6:30 a.m. Easter service at 8 & 10 a.m. both with child care. Easter brunch following 10 a.m. service. Pastors Jeffrey Ogden and Tony Conragan. | (775) 831-0784, thevillagechurchnv.org

RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 215 Carnelian Bay Ave., Carnelian Bay. Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Meditation at 9:25 a.m.| (530) 553-1700, tahoecsl.org

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

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. followed by potluck brunch. 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, Truckee SDA on Facebook


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Tahoe’s complex watershed https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/04/tahoes-complex-watershed/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:51:52 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=50969 For more than two decades, Maya Lin has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks ranging from stand-alone sculptures to room-sized installations that help people visualize the complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world. The Nevada Museum of Art invited Lin to make new artworks in response to the unique Lake Tahoe […]

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“Pin River – Tahoe Watershed” Maya Lin | Nevada Museum of Art

For more than two decades, Maya Lin has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks ranging from stand-alone sculptures to room-sized installations that help people visualize the complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world.

The Nevada Museum of Art invited Lin to make new artworks in response to the unique Lake Tahoe landscape in 2012, which resulted in a series of sculptures including “Pin River—Tahoe Watershed,” which is on display until Dec. 31. The piece is a large-scale wall installation made from thousands of straight pins showing the perimeter of Lake Tahoe and its tributaries. | nevadaart.org


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