Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017.

This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years.

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Athlete: Anna Goodman

Audi FIS World Cup at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women’s Giant Slalom on Friday, March 10 and Women’s Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champions like Squaw Valley’s own Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will compete on the legendary Red Dog run, which also played host to the 1969 World Cup and 1960 Winter Olympics.

VIP tickets are still available. Free standing room viewing will be available near finish arena as well as skier spectator viewing on looker’s left of Red Dog Face. Live stream viewing will also be available at dining locations in The Village at Squaw Valley including KT Base Bar Sun Deck and [email protected]

Check the website for a full list of events, free concerts and other celebrations!


If you are going to be in the Tahoe/Truckee area this weekend, let me know!


Concerts on Commons Beach 2016! Tahoe City CA


12th Anniversary!!

Local, regional & national performers will delight Tahoe City audiences every Sunday afternoon this summer.

This FREE 12-week concert series begins June 26th through September 4th. Music begins at 4:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm, (occasional early starts @3pm)

Come early to enjoy the Lakeside ambiance with friends and family (there is a fully equipped playground for the little rockers). Your picnic and beverages from home are welcome.

Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads and more


New Year’s Eve 2015 Lake Tahoe Region Celebrations!

DEC. 31 Thursday

Snowcat, torchlight parades Mount Rose
Enjoy après at Mt. Rose before heading into town for dinner. A snowcat parade kicks off the festivities at 4:45 p.m. followed by a kids torchlight parade at 5:30 and a fireworks show at 5:50 p.m. | skirose.com

Bring the glitter to the mountain Homewood
Start the New Year’s celebration off at Homewood Mountain Resort by dressing up in your most glamorous outfit to receive discounts in the North Lodge from 3 to 5 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon performance by Tahoe Flow Arts Studio starting at 4 p.m. with a breathtaking performance featuring acro-yoga and hula hooping acrobatics. | skihomewood.com.

Sunset Snowshoe Tour Tahoe Donner
This scenic snowshoe hike meets at Trout Creek Recreation Center and the tour will go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. | RSVP tahoedonner.com

Torches at Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner
Kids ages 10 and older who can ski intermediate runs unassisted are invited to participate in the annual Torchlight Parade at Tahoe Donner at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy a DJ and snacks before the parade. | tahoedonner.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Olympic Valley
The Resort at Squaw Creek rings in the New Year with three celebrations. The New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration is tailored to the 21 and older crowd while Kid’s Night Out is geared toward children ages 4 to 12 and the Teen’s Night Out focuses on ages 13 to 20. Each party features dinner, live music, party favors and entertainment. Tickets $40 for children and teens, $75 for adults, $100 for one adult and one child. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Dine at High Camp | Olympic Valley
After a day on the slopes head to the Village Events Plaza Stage for après and live music with Chi McClean from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a New Year’s Eve dinner at High Camp from 6 to 9 p.m. The festivities really begin with a fireworks exhibition in The Village at 7 p.m. followed by a late-night party at the Olympic House from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | squawalpine.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Northstar
The Ritz-Carlton hosts a buffet of seasonal delights followed by an evening of live music, ice skating and fireworks to ring in the New Year in the Village at Northstar at 9 p.m. Afterwards enjoy music and dancing in The Living Room. | ritz-carlton.com

New Year’s Eve Party West Shore
The West Shore cafe hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party with live music by Ike and Martin and a four-course meal followed by a champagne toast at midnight. | RSVP (530) 525-5200

Mountain Table Dinner Northstar
The Mountain Table Dinner Series offers a unique dining experience in the Zephyr Lodge on select dates this season. Each dinner will feature a winery or brewery complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sourced produce and proteins prepared by Executive Chef Steve Anderson. Seating for all dinners will be family style with live music. | northstarcalifornia.com

Fire & Ice Eve Northstar
Ring in the New Year with live music, ice skating and roasting s’mores by the fire at Northstar Resort. Enjoy a fireworks exhibition and fun with the whole family. | northstarcalifornia.com

New Year’s Eve Stella Truckee
Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel offers its pop up winter dinner series with one menu and one seating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Diners are encouraged to ask questions of the kitchen staff, join in conversations and savor the tasting menu. Each course is served with brief comments about ingredients or technique. $227 | RSVP cedarhousesporthotel.com



Thanksgiving 2015 Lake Tahoe & Truckee Events!

Thanksgiving Events 2015 Lake Tahoe & Truckee!
Saturday November 21st

Join us and the Community! TCPUD Parks and Rec will host a Thanksgiving style dinner for all to enjoy. Come together with your friends and neighbors and celebrate the best part of the season…FOOD!   Where is it?…Rideout Community Center   How much is it?…$7 per person   What will be there?…Classic Turkey dinner with all the fixing (Mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, bread roll)

Thursday November 26th



Join us for a very special Thanksgiving Dinner! Executive Chef Scott Yorkey has prepared a plated Roasted Turkey Dinner serving Diestel Ranch natural and vegetarian fed turkeys. Reservations are available from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm by calling 530.583.0188.

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Adults $98.00, Children Ages 4 to 10 $48.00 Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and honey glazed ham as well as an array of delectable, fall-inspired dishes such as a chilled seafood display, cornbread stuffing and an assortment of local baby greens, charcuterie, handmade pastas and seasonally inspired desserts. Reservations are required. Contact restaurant reservations at 530-562-3035.

Bar of America in Truckee

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee! Bar of America offers their regular lunch & dinner menus in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. Live Music too!

Gar Woods Pier and Grill

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the best view of Lake Tahoe! Gar Woods Grill & Pier offers their regular dinner menu in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. 1pm – 9pm.

The River Ranch

Relax and enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $27 ($15 for children) at the River Ranch starting at 1:30 p.m. Make your reservations early

Squaw Valley – High Camp

Let Squaw Valley take care of the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Terrace situated at High Camp. Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving meal while taking in breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe from 8,200’.


October 3rd



12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues. truckeewinewalk.com



October 3rd & 4th

spThe Reebok Spartan Race World Championship

This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm. Spartan.com


October 8th – 11th


American Whiskey Weekend!

Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. We are excited to be partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011. Plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com




October 10th

ffJoin us for the 6th annual Fall Festival!

One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm TahoeDonner.com




October 16th and 17th

hhCome celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm & 6 pm truckeehistorytour.org


October 17th


Tahoe City Harvest Festival

From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band visittahoecity.org


October 18th


20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m



October 24th


52nd Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap

Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am -3 pm.


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A Smith Creek Ranch Estate Opportunity
The Lodge at Nakoma Grand Opening Celebration

Come to enjoy the scenery and the sounds of nature…
stay to experience the fine craftsmanship of this thoughtfully designed home.

Open from 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturday September 19th

Enter to win a one night stay at the Lodge at Nakoma!

1711 Smith Lake Rd
Smith Creek Ranch


Welcome to this stunning 4000+ sq ft home with a grand master suite, two guest en-suites, and indoor swim/exercise pool, a dog room and fenced patio. Geo-thermal heat and energy efficient on 28 acres.

In the high sierra’s, where the sounds of nature and the great outdoors meets the charm of the country and sense of down home community. Breathtaking scenery abounds with over 3,000′ of restored frontage on Smith Creek with +/-12 ponds, views of Eureka & Penman mountain peaks, and wide open meadows.

Enjoy the convenience of having 7 golf courses, renowned restaurants, downtown shopping and a fair or two. All that nature has to offer within reach with the Lakes Basin Recreation Area and access to Pacific Crest Trail near by.
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Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on these fun-filled activities taking place Friday – Monday, Sept. 4 – 7.

Cornhole Tournament

We’re bringing the ultimate backyard game to Tahoe Donner with our new Cornhole tournaments. Test your skills in this fun bag toss similar to horseshoes, but with wooden boxes. For a small entry fee, there will be prizes for each individual tournament, plus an overall series champion. The winning two-person team will win a $25 Tahoe Donner gift card for each team member. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Pizza on the Hill.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse (11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. registration; 6 p.m. start
COST: $10 per team (includes two drink tickets)

Glow Golf

Bring the family and join us for an entertaining evening of glow golf at Tahoe Donner Golf Course. It’s 4-hole glow golf with an extreme putting contest, including prizes for the winners! Your ticket comes with all the glow gear you’ll need, but bring more if you’d like.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Golf Course (12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA)
TIME: 8 p.m. approximately (We’ll start just after sunset)
COST: $15 adults; $10 kids ages 6 – 16; kids age 5 and under are FREE; advance reservations required. Glow gear included. Sign up in the pro shop or by calling 530-587-9443..

Shuttle Service to the Beach Club Marina

The Beach Club Marina will offer complimentary transportation from the high school to the marina and back for Labor Day weekend.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5 – Monday, Sept. 7
WHERE: Truckee High School to Beach Club Marina
TIME:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Night BBQ

Our Saturday Night BBQ is a family favorite and sure to delight the young and young at heart. Our guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening of games, crafts, contests, dress up and delicious food. You can play a game of horseshoes or try your hand at throwing a rope. Bring the camera and get pictures of the family at the dress up and photo station. The kids can make an ornament or decorate a bandana. After dinner the kids can take a swing at the piñata and then compete in the hunt for the golden horseshoe. A family water balloon toss finishes off the evening.

The regular BBQ menu includes hot dogs, veggie burgers and hamburgers cooked to order and personalized with your favorites from our extensive topping bar. Bacon, sautéed mushrooms, cheddar, Swiss and bleu cheeses, avocado, pineapple, chili, sauerkraut and more are available. Baked beans, salads, cake or pie and campfire s’mores round out the menu.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center (15275 Alder Creek Rd.,Truckee, CA 96161)
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Members $34, Guests $39, Public $45
AGES 7 – 12:
Members $17, Guests $20, Public $25
CHILDREN 3 – 6: $10
Children ages 2 and under are free.

Reservations required with a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Free Mimosa with Sunday Brunch

Get a free mimosa with any brunch entree purchase on Sept. 6. Valid for those 21 and over only. Preview the menu.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 6
WHERE: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub (12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer Finale BBQ

Grab the kids and get ready for our Summer Finale BBQ taking place on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Challenge your neighbors and friends to a variety of games, including an association-wide scavenger hunt. Bring your swim suits and slide down the Flume Zoom or compete in our Family Olympics with three-legged races, potato sack races, and more. The evening will finish with a movie under the stars. A BBQ will be serving up burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, watermelon and drinks for the entire event. The golf course beverage cart will be on site serving alcoholic beverages. This event is free, excluding food and beverages. Below is a detailed itinerary.

1 – 1:30 p.m.  Activities
Skee Ball, Flume Zoom, Bounce House, Badminton, Cornhole, Giant Chess, RC cars, Ladder golf

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Family Olympics
Families will have the opportunity to compete against each other in a number of events. Families will accumulate points at each event based on how well they do. Points will be tallied and winners will be awarded after the events end.

4 – 6:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Families will be challenged to travel around the association to find an array of different objects; some may be simple and others difficult but those who put in the effort will be rewarded as the more difficult objects are worth more points. Vehicle recommended to participate in this activity.

6 – 7:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
Find a partner and try your luck at this backyard favorite. Teams of two will compete in a single elimination, bracket style tournament.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Featured film, “The Sandlot” playing on the big screen

1 – 7 p.m. Al a carte BBQ – Burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, chips, slice of watermelon. Popcorn and cotton candy also for sale.

DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6
TIME: 1 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Driving Range (12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
COST: Entry is free; food at a la cart pricing

Bingo Night at Northwoods Clubhouse – Grand Finale!

Free! Enjoy bingo on the lawn outside Northwoods Clubhouse – it’s the last night of this popular family event. Bring a blanket, enjoy a pizza from Pizza on the Hill, and play for fun prizes.

DATE: Monday Sept. 7
TIME: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse (11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
COST: Entry is free; food at a la carte pricing




This year’s 43rd annual Concours will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore with the two-day show open to the public on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8.

Concours Judges from throughout the United States will have already begun their work using the Foundation’s own nationally-acclaimed 100 point system and score sheet. Their collective goal: to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity and standard as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Because multiple first, second and third-place awards can be won in each class, each boat is judged on its own merit and only compared to other boats when selecting Perpetual awards.

The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening, Aug. 7, is just one of the social events surrounding the Concours. A gala Opening Night Dinner and Dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom following — all events open to the public. And as a special thank you to Concours Personal and Corporate Sponsors, there are special offerings including a VIP Lounge and parking at the show, and by-invitation-only Sponsor Dinner.




Summer Learning Fun for the Kiddo’s in Truckee 2015

Here is a sampling of some of these summer programs:

Aim High: While on the outside, this program might look like “summer school” it’s not. Aim High is an intensive, four-week program that combines academics with leadership, citizenship and adventure for middle school kids. The Aim High program is housed at Kings Beach Elementary School. Transportation is included, and the program is free. Incoming and current middle schoolers can talk to their teachers if they are interested in the program.

Summer Scholars: Younger students in grades K-4 who may need some summertime intervention and additional literacy support have the option of participating in the K Camp and Summer Scholars program hosted by the school district. The programs run three weeks and are offered at Truckee Elementary and Kings Beach Elementary. Young students must be recommended for the Summer Scholars program by their teacher. All incoming kindergartners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the K Camp.

Tahoe Truckee Reads!: This program is offering a little something for everyone this summer. There are summer reading programs planned at the Truckee, Kings Beach and Tahoe City libraries, the Kings Beach Family Room, and the Tahoe Lake Elementary School Library. All the summer reading programs have special events planned, with games and prizes awarded based on the number of books read over the summer. Neighborhood reading programs are also planned at the Donner Creek Mobile Home Park, Truckee Pines Apartments, Henness Flats Apartments, Tahoe Vista Park and El Andar at Truckee Elementary.

Information about special events, online reading programs, reading lists and more can be found attahoetruckeereads.org. Also, look for the special Summer Learning Guide to come out in the Sierra Sun on Wednesday, June 17.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. Visit exined.orgto learn more.


2015 Events in Graeagle, CA


Longboard Revival Races Set to Race 18-Jan-2015

Weather permitting, the Historic Longboard Revival Series returns for the 2015 season, on Sunday, Janurary 18th. This gala event recreates the racing atmosphere back in the “good old days” right down to the period clothing and authentic skis. Racing starts at noon.


TrailFest Casino Royale Event  07-Mar-2015

Support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at their 12th annual event on Saturday, March 7th at the Nakoma Golf Resort. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been actively restoring that trail system around Plumas County, and they’ll soon be hosting a great event.


Historic Longboard Revival Races  15-Mar-2015

EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW. STAY TUNED. Contests and races commemorating the 1855 origin of downhill skiing. Participants and spectators in period costume.


Cowboy Poetry and Music 20-Mar-2015

The Cowboy Poetry and Music Show is packed with great entertainment and food. Artists performing in this event are singer, songwriter Belinda Gail, Richard Elloyan and Walt “Bimbo” Cheney. Corn Beef will be the featured dinner for Friday night, and Roast Beef for Saturday. Visit www.sierravalley.com


Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by Graeagle Restaurant 04-Apr-2015

Graeagle Restaurant is planning their annual Easter egg hunt on April 5, 2015! The festivities will begin at 1pm in the park next to the Graeagle Restaurant. Bring the kids to hunt Easter Eggs and meet the Easter Bunny along with the Easter Chicken. Plenty of games and prizes for kids all ages


Pancake Breakfast And Easter Egg Hun 04-Apr-2015

The community of Cromberg is coming together to benefit the Long Valley Volunteer Fire Department with a pancake breakfast and free Easter egg hunt to be held at Neighbors Bar-B-Que in Cromberg on Saturday, April 4.


Taste of Plumas 11-Apr-2015

Taste of Plumas, Saturday, April 11th at the Plumas County fairgrounds in Quincy at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available from Plumas Arts, $30 for Plumas Arts members, $35 for general admission, which includes a souvenir wine glass. For more information, call 530-283-3402


Cabin Fever Quilt Show 18-Apr-2015

The annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show is happening April 18th, 10 am to 5 pm, & April 19th, 10 am to 4 pm. Location: 100 Pine Street, Portola California, Father Burns Social Hall


Quincy Rotary Golf Tournament 02-May-2015

On Saturday, May 2nd , at Plumas Pines Golf Course, the Quincy Rotary will host its 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Registration begins at 10am and the shotgun start is at 11:00 am. For more information, or to register for this event, visit Plumas Pines Golf Resort at www.plumaspinesgolf.


1st Annual Blind Pizza Tasting Throwdown 09-May-2015

Join the fun at the 1st Annual Blind Pizza Tasting Throw-down! The event is May 9th and will take place up at the Johnville Ski Bowl Lodge. Enjoy pizza and locally brewed beers, along with local DJ’s mixin-it-up. Entrance begins at 2:00 pm with an hour for people to grab a beer, sign up for corn


High Sierra Spring Golf Classic 15-May-2015

5th Annual High Sierra Spring Golf Classic tees off at Nakoma May 15 – 17. Golf tournament starts at 1 p.m. If you would like to participate, call 530-322-3333 or visit esperanzafoundation.org


Plumas Eureka State Park–Campground Opens 15-May-2015

TBD – Plumas Eureka State Park campground opens for the season! Make camping reservations online at http://www.plumas-eureka.org/ for more details


Junior Fishing Day 16-May-2015

The Graeagle Junior Fishing Derby will take place from 7:30 am until 12 Noon at the Graeagle Millpond. This is a free event that offers an outdoor experience for young children and young families. A limited amount of free equipment is available. If you have your own fishing equipment


Graeagle Shop-Hop 23-May-2015

Once again the Graeagle Merchants’ Downtown Graeagle Shop-Hop returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd. You can pick up your passport at any participating downtown Graeagle Merchant shop, and get your passport stamped to win a prize in the drawing. Shop hours vary


Greenhorn Dutch Oven Cook-Off 29-May-2015

TBD – Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch will kick-off the season with a Caboodle of Specials! The Dynamite Dutch Oven Cook-off and Community Fun Day This weekend looks mighty tasty; because starting on Friday, May 29th (TBD), the first Friday night barbecue begins!


Lost and Found Bike Race 30-May-2015

The Lost & Found course features a perfect blend of pavement, dirt road, gravel road and historic railroad grade. Racers must choose their weapon wisely (road bike, cross bike or mountain bike). The route is 100 miles with 7,000′ of elevation gain and is 80% dirt.


Sierra Cascade Street Rodders Show & Shine 05-Jun-2015

The Sierra Cascade Street Rodders (http://chamberorganizer.com/easternplumaschamber/mem_sierracascade) are hosting a Show & Shine, Saturday, June 6th.. Prior to the event, on Friday night, they are featuring a “hangout” beginning at 4 PM. Then, on Saturday, enjoy the “26th Annual Show”


Plumas County Picnic 06-Jun-2015

TBD – On Saturday, June 6th (TBD) come out and enjoy all of the activities and picnic at the fairgrounds. It will be a fun filled day with a car show by Sierra Cascade Streetrodders, delicious food provided by several vendors and racing in the evening. This picnic takes place at 9:00 am


Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby 13-Jun-2015

TBD – On Saturday June 13 (TBD) and Sunday, June 14 (TBD), grab your fishing pole and join the Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby. This event is a Fund Raiser for Water Rescue Equipment for the Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District. Pre-registration for this event is $40 both days and $25


Horses Unlimited Golf Tournament 27-Jun-2015

TBA – Join the 15th Annual Horses Unlimited Golf Tournament at Plumas Pines Golf Resort (TBA). The tournament takes place from 10 am to 6 pm with a shotgun start at 12 pm. The $100.00 fee includes 18-holes of golf with cart, goodie bag prizes, raffle, and appetizers from Chef Sean Conry


Johnsville Historical and Cemetery Tour 27-Jun-2015

TBA – Come join the Plumas County Museum on a fun and educational guided tour of the historic Johnsville Cemetery, (TBA). Participants will meet at the cemetery in Johnsville at 2 pm for a brief historical overview of the town and area. After a visit to the Johnsville Catholic Church


Summerfest 28-Jun-2015

The 7th annual concert fundraiser for White Sulphur Springs Ranch happening Sunday, June 28th from 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm will feature a ranch barbeque, music by top entertainers, auction and tours of the house. Tickets are (TBD) per person, and it is suggested you bring your own lawn chair.


High Sierra Music Festival 02-Jul-2015

The High Sierra Music Festival happens at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. This 4-day music festival features multiple stages, late night music, on-site camping, great vendors, food & drink. Call 510-420-1529 or visit www.highsierramusic.com


Mohawk Valley Independence Day Fireworks Display 03-Jul-2015

FRIDAY FIREWORKS for 2015! The Mohawk Valley Independence Day fireworks display will take place at dusk over the Graeagle Millpond, Friday, July 3rd. For more information about all the big events visit www.graeagle.com/mvid


4th of July Street Dance at the Barn 04-Jul-2015

The Graeagle 4th of July weekend Street Dance at the Barn will be Saturday, July 4th this year. Event time and details to come! Watch for more information about this event on www.graeagle.com


Fun Run 04-Jul-2015

The 4th of July Fun Run sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber. Stay tuned for details


Patriot 16 Bike Ride04-Jul-2015

Stay tuned for complete details on this year’s event. Visit Patriot 16 (http://www.patriot16.com


Graeagle Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 05-Jul-2015

Annual Graeagle Fire Department (http://graeaglefire.org) Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, July 5, from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Graeagle Fire Station #1 located at 7620 Highway 89. For additional information, call 530-836-1340


Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade 05-Jul-2015

The hometown parade will march through the street of downtown Graeagle on Sunday, July 5th at 1:00 PM. Music in the park after, along with more fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit www.graeagle.com (http://graeagle.com) and get the details


Tri Graeagle Triathlon 05-Jul-2015

Stay tuned for details. http://www.communitymultisport.com.


Portola Summer Music Series 17-Jul-2015

The Portola Summer Music Series for 2015 begins July 17 and runs for 6 weeks until August 2. The concerts are free to the public and start at 7pm at the Portola City Park. No host bar and refreshments available for purchase. Entertainment to be announced at a later date. Bring a lawn chair


Graeagle Arts and Crafts Fair 18-Jul-2015

Always interesting, the Graeagle Crafts Fair (http://graeagle.com/events/gacf/) will take place at the Graeagle Park in downtown Graeagle on Saturday and on Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm. For more information contact Bridgette at (775) 825-3679.


Packer Lake Kids Fishing Day 18-Jul-2015

TBD -> Packer Lake is having their annual Kid’s Fishing Day on a Saturday in July at 8 am to Noon. Expect to have a lot of family friendly fun including: Family Fishing at Packer Lake, Fun and educational activities, Make fish print shirts–bring your own T-shirt


Plumas Eureka State Park–Gold Discovery Days 18-Jul-2015

Official date to be determined. Come sample the life of a gold miner and celebrate the 1851 discovery of gold on Eureka Peak and the bonanza that followed in Johnsville through the 1890’s as the Park’s historical area comes alive with many demonstrations and activities. Most venues are free


Plumas Eureka State Park–Annual Pancake Breakfast 19-Jul-2015

Date to be determined. Plumas Eureka State Park–Annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 am until 11am at Plumas Eureka State Park Museum located at 310 Johnsville Road in Johnsville. The Annual pancake breakfast is prepared by the Rotary Club. Enjoy music by Code Bluegrass while eating breakfast


Graeagle Century Ride 26-Jul-2015

The Graeagle Century Ride, a 101 mile route has 6,615′ of elevation gain and begins in the historic mill town of Graeagle, California. Stay tuned for details. For more information visit www.communitymultisport.com


Plumas-Sierra County Fair 12-Aug-2015

Plumas-Sierra County Fair located at the Fairgrounds in Quincy. Come enjoy the fun activities and entertainment. For additional information contact John Steffanic at 530-283-6272 or visit http://www.plumas-sierracountyfair.


Graeagle Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Fai 15-Aug-2015

On Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th The Graeagle Arts & Crafts Fair returns featuring lots of booths with quality, handmade crafts and fine art by the exhibitors. Nothing is imported. Live bluegrass music is also featured along with an assortment of foods and beverages


Portola Railroad Days 21-Aug-2015

Portola Railroad Days for 2015 has been planned for August 21 to 23. Visit http://www.portolarailroaddays.com


Antique & Collectibles Faire 28-Aug-2015

Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire happens August 28th, Friday Noon to 6 pm.; August 29th, Sat. 10 am to 5 pm.; August. 30th, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm at the Graeagle Firehall. Reputable vendors will have their goods for you to see and purchase. For additional information call 530-836-6811.


Lost Sierra Hoedown 24-Sep-2015

The Lost Sierra Hoedown is four days of simple outdoor living and American music for the benefit of the Johnsville Ski Bowl happening September 24-27th. For more information about this event, or to view the great line up of bands visit http://lostsierrahoedown.com


Portola Tree Lighting 04-Dec-2015

To be confirmed. Join the fun at the Portola Tree Lighting and Parade on Friday, December 4th from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. There will be a light parade, best dressed window display contest, match Santa game, scavenger hunt, bake sale, craft fair, photos with Santa and more


Quincy Main Street Sparkle Event 04-Dec-2015

Date to be confirmed. Shining bright, the Annual Quincy Main Street Sparkle & Light Parade is set to kick off the holiday season this year in downtown Quincy on Friday, December 4th. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m you can celebrate the magic of the season with the Downtown Merchants Open House,


Graeagle Holiday Festival 05-Dec-2015

Celebrating a local tradition, the Graeagle Holiday Festival in downtown Graeagle will happen Saturday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free at this old-fashioned Christmas festival & tree lighting. Come enjoy the spirit of Christmas, visit the little red shops, enjoy


Visit www.Graeagle.com for more information on these events

Who doesn’t love Lake Tahoe in the summer? Growing up, my family spent the last two weeks of every August at Dollar Point outside of Tahoe City. I possess so many happy memories of waterskiing, horseback riding, tennis and lakeside barbecues, and I think everyone should spend some time at this beautiful west coast location.

For those of you planning a summer vacation in Tahoe this year, we’re lucky to have a list of some of the area’s must-attend summer events, expertly curated by Trinkie Watson. Considering Trinkie is a preferred Realtor for the Lake Tahoe Luxury Real Estate market, and the top agent for lakefront properties sold, she knows a thing or two about the best places to see and be seen.

Without further ado, here is Trinkie’s Tahoe list.

This tasty event is a benefit for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Hospital Cancer Center to raise money for the non-insured programs for cancer patients and caregivers. Held at the Ritz Carlton, this themed event is always a sell out.

Now in its 19th year, the all day showcase of Chase International’s lakefront properties is a very special way to explore the Lake Tahoe area. Don’t forget to try out a Tesla—test drives will be available at one of the estates.

This fashion show and luncheon benefit was first held in 1969, and this year it will be held as a tribute to its late featured designer, Oscar de la Renta. A grand event held at a beautiful estate on the water—don’t miss it.

The 43rd annual show features some of the most beautifully restored wooden boats in the world. In addition to the main event, a host of festivities surround the yacht show, including an Opening Night Dinner and Dance, a barbecue and awards presentation and a Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show.
Held for three consecutive weekends in Incline Village, the concerts feature world renowned musicians in a formal full orchestra playing on the Sierra Nevada College Campus.
A total of five classical music concerts held in different locations, this fun and casual event demands an outdoor picnic, maybe even a bottle of wine.
The Nevada Museum of Art opening night gala and dinner for the TAHOE exhibit, August 21
The TAHOE exhibit will only be at the Nevada Museum of Art through the end of the year before moving to the Oakland museum. You’ll receive a fabulous, art-filled coffee table book when you purchase a ticket to the dinner.

Thank you to Trinkie for keeping us in the loop, and have a happy summer at Lake Tahoe!

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The 8th Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series kicks off Friday, June 27 and runs every Friday, 6:00-8:30 p.m., through August 30, excluding July 4, at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Food will be available and beer, wine, and soda will be on sale from 6:00-8:30 pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm.

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4th of July Spectacular Events in Lake Tahoe and Truckee


4th of July is a spectacular time to be in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area!

Start early on the 3rd of July with an all day celebration with food and music in Kings Beach, ending in the spectacular fireworks display over the Kings Beach State Beach, just after dark.

Truckee offers the annual 4th of July parade!  Begin the day with the Firecracker Mile Fun Run, followed by the parade winding down Donner Pass Road through historic downtown Truckee.

In Tahoe City start by celebrating by attending a street fair during the day.  Patrons will enjoy a climbing wall, dunk tank, corn hole games and much more.  FIREWORKS show at dark! Bring a chair and blanket to Commons Beach to enjoy the show!     Over to


Incline Village, Don’t miss the finest Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Tahoe as the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and music director Laura Jackson welcome tenor Albert Lee to perform Chesapeake: Summer of 1814, a spectacular salute to the 200th Anniversary of The Star- Spangled Banner. Plus, America the Beautiful, 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes and other patriotic favorites, set to one of the Nation’s top fireworks displays.

Since 2007 Red, White and Tahoe Blue has celebrated our country’s independence while promoting community spirit, local merchants and charitable causes. Because of the tremendous community support we are pleased to present 28 events in Incline Village & Crystal Bay to include the Parade, Concerts, Veterans Tribute, Rubber Ducky Races, Wine & Cheese, Beer & Brats, Community Fair, Ice Cream Social & Chalk Drawing for kids and so much more.

These four days of fun, food, music, and entertainment culminate with arguably the best fireworks display in the country on July 4th at Incline Beach!


Tahoe City Street Fair And Fireworks Dazzle All Ages On Fourth Of July

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TAHOE CITY, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces a full afternoon of activities for friends and families leading up to a spectacular fireworks display off of Commons Beach on Friday, July 4.

From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper’s Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City’s July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will included a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and additional games. Penney the Clown will be on site, face painting and there will be live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Join us in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Tahoe City – to celebrate Independence Day,” shares Stacie Lyans, Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Executive Director. “Enjoy convenient lake access, fabulous restaurants, great shops as well as hiking, paddling, cycling and all of the fun activities planned for the afternoon leading up to fireworks at dusk on Friday, July 4.”

Raffle prizes include a sit-on-top / stand up kayak donated by Ocean Kayak as well as prizes from Tahoe City Chevron, Tahoe City Golf Course, Trunk Show, Tahoe Donner and Market 28. Raffle tickets are available at upcoming events including the Tahoe City Solstice Festival, Tahoe City Wine Walk, Concerts at Commons Beach and the 4th of July Street Fair.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1963928#ixzz34uofJcVl

Tahoe City Wine Walk

June 21, 2014 • noon-4pm • Rain or Shine

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Enjoy Wines with a View and All the Charms of Downtown Tahoe City!


Sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Learn more about the event.


Buy Tickets Early and Save


Save $10 When You Buy Your Tickets Early


$40 – Adult ticket, early-bird discount


Purchase online:


Purchase at a local ticket outlet (starting 5/15):



Tickets On the Day of the Event – Cash Only

$50 – Adult ticket, purchased day of the event
$25 – Designated driver ticket (food only), purchased day of the event
$10 – Kids, age 7+, purchased day of the event
FREE – Kids under 7

2014 Lake Tahoe & Reno Summer Events

Summer 2014 events

the 4th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic

March 29, 2014
Squaw Valley

The Shane McConkey Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley on Saturday, March 29th. Mark your calendars.

• Purchase After Party Tickets: http://goo.gl/VYT0U4

• Enter the Awkward Photo contest to compete in the Chinese Downhill: http://goo.gl/EjC0YK


Homesites at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley USA

Homesites at Squaw Creek was established in 1990 as a private exclusive community along the South side of Squaw Valley. There are 48 residential parcels, 12 of which front the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed 18 hole golf course. This subdivision has ski area and mountain views. Resort at Squaw Creek amenities are available too. A great place to invest. There is currently only one property available in this subdivision.

Offered at $2,350,000

Snow Gods Ball Squaw Valley USA

Snow Gods Ball. Saturday, December 17 Put on your best retro outfit and get your party on. Proceeds from the Snow Gods Ball goes to the Avalanche Education Fund. You’ll not only be having a good time, you’ll be supporting a good cause. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Come on out and dance to live music by Love Fool. Squaw Valley!

This summer, the largest summer cultural event benefiting the local communities will be held exclusively in the Village at Northstar™.  Grammy-award winning Blues Traveler will kick off the 29th Lake Tahoe Music Festival on July 21.  Singer, songwriter Colbie Caillat and Grammy-award winning recording artist Michael Bolton will round out the line up on August 4 & 25.

Combining diverse music with the beauty of the Sierra Nevada in a spectacular village setting, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is an iconic Tahoe summer event you truly have to be there to feel.  Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the show! www.tahoemusic.org


Squaw Valley USA Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Outdoor Movie Series 8:30 – 10:30pm

Village at Squaw Valley. Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. A different FREE movie shows every Thursday in July & August. All movies start at 8:30pm, weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.

July 7 – Despicable Me (rated PG, 95 min)
July 14 – How to Train Your Dragon (rated PG, 98 min)
July 21 – The Karate Kid (rated PG, 140)
July 28 – Wanderlust Festival Programming / TBD
August 4 – Tangled (rated PG, 100 min)
August 11 – Thor (rated PG-13, 114 min)
August 18 – Toy Story 3 (rated PG, 93 min)
August 25 – Tron Legacy (rated PG-13, 127 min)
September 1 – Bonus Movie! Pedal Driven, a new bikeumentary. Brought to you by Biking for a Better World.


Opening Day at Lake Tahoe’s West Shore

Starting this weekend is Opening Day of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe!
Here is a list of events…

Friday, May 27
8 am – Noon
Westshore Clean-up
Meet @ Obexer’s General Store or call 525-7333.

8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages

Breakfast – Reservations Only limited Seating

Call 530-525-1553

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

Sunnyside Resort
Deck Opening Party

1 -8 pm
Sunnyside Resort
Live Band

4 pm to Closing
Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant
Deck/Pier Opening Party

5 pm
West Shore Café

Open for the season with dinner

Please call for reservations 530-525-5200

All Day
Meeks Bay Resort & Marina

Open for the Season

(530) 525-6946

All Day
Tahoe Gal Operating for the Season

Lighthouse Mall (800) 218-2464

All Day
Emerald Bay Connection & Beyond

North to South Shore transit service begins.

Connect via TART to Blue Go

All Day
TCPUD Bike Trails Open

From Tahoe City to Sugar Pine Point State

Park and to Tahoe City and Beyond

All Day
Bike , Paddleboard, Kayak & Boat Rentals

Available on the West Shore

West Shore Sports 530-525-9920

Saturday, May 28
8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Reservations only, limited seating

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

10 – 11:30 am
Gatekeepers Museum

Historic Walking Tour

Meet at Tahoe City Visitor Center

10 am – 3 pm
Homeowner Meetings
Various locations

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

Noon – 5pm
Contractors Home Improvement & Repair Fair
Granlibakken Resort – Free

Beer & Wine, Soft Drinks – Hor Douerves 3-5pm

Open to All

1 – 4 pm
West Shore Café

“Spirit of the West Shore” Cocktail Competition Open for Lunch and Dinner

1 – 4 pm
Lighthouse Spa at Granlibakken
Preview Open House

3 pm – Closing
Bridge Tender

Patio Opening Party

5 – 8 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum

“Launch Into Summer” Party

Sunday, May 29
8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Reservations only, limited seating

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

10 am – 3 pm
Homeowner Meetings
Various locations

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

11:30 am – Closing
West Shore Café

Lunch and Dinner on the Deck

2 – 5 pm
Homewood Mountain Resort

Preview Center Open House

JMA Ventures LLC

South Lodge, Homewood

Monday, May 31
7 – 10 am
Obexer’s General Store

Pre Splash-in Breakfast

8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Reservations only, limited seating

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

9 am – 5 pm
Rideout Community Center

Open House

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Opening tours
Ehrman Mansion – Entry Fee
Sugarpine Point State Park

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

11 am – Noon
Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In
EAA Chapter 1073
Obexers Boat Company

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fly-In BBQ
Obexer’s General Store

11:30 am – Closing
West Shore Café

Lund and Dinner on the Deck

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Seaplanes, Fly By Finale
EAA Chaper 1073
Obexer’s Boat Company