South Lake Tahoe Calendar of Events – April 2015

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April 1st-June 21st: Train for an event challenge at Barton Hospital. Get inspired, fit and motivated with local fitness experts as they prepare you to compete in the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon -June 20, or the Burton Creek Trail Run – June 21. Call 530-600-1958 for more info.

April 8th: Yappy Hour ACT Fundraiser at Base Camp Pizza from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Come support this Animal Coalition of Tahoe Fundraiser. There will be happy hour drink specials, half price garlic fries and chips, raffle prizes and more.  For more information call (530) 307-3638 or email info@tahoeanimals.org

April 11th: Lit at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe at 9:00pm. Tickets are $25-$35. Lit is a high-energy alternative rock band from Fullerton, CA. They are known for their catchy, pop-punk sound that propelled them into a major player in the post-grunge era. For more info, call 775-588-1010.

April 14th: Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s Fireside Chat at Camp Richardson Resort. 7:00pm, $3 for non members, free for members. Bill Kingman will be sharing his photo presentation of “Then and Now” images of South Lake Tahoe. Call 530-541-5458.

April 16th: Z&G&E Featuring The Grouch & Eligh at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. 10:00pm, $27. Call 775-588-3515 for more info.

April 17th: A Special Screening of Chasing Ice at the Lake Tahoe Community College, 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Lake of the Sky Outfitters, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance have partnered to bring Chasing Ice to Tahoe. In addition to the 75 minute film, there will be an introduction to the movie and the issues as they pertain to Tahoe and the Sierra, a closing discussion and raffle.  For more info, visit  http://sierranevadaalliance.org/chasingice

April 18th: Little River Band at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 9:00pm, $42.50-$52.50 plus fees. Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years. For more info, visit www.montbleuresort.com

April 18th: Alert Tahoe at the South Lake Tahoe Library, 1:00pm. Dr. Graham Kent from the UNR Seismological Laboratory will give a presentation on ALERT Tahoe, which is a new, one-of-a-kind fire camera/multi-hazard tracking system that includes smoke investigation, prescribed fire oversight, wildfire tracking, Earthquake Early Warning, and the monitoring of extreme weather events. For more info, call 530-573-3185

April 18th: Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra’s Annual Fundraiser, “An Elegant Evening” at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. 5:30pm-10:30pm, $60 per ticket. This wonderful evening includes a beautiful plated dinner, spirits provided by our friends at Crystal Basin Cellars, Grace Patriot Wines, Tahoe Blue Vodka, and Wofford Acres Vineyards. There will also be live music, a silent and live auction. All donations and a portion of the tickets give back to the local women and youth.  For more info, visit  http://sitahoesierra.org/elegant-evening

April 18th: Leon Russell at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. 7:30pm, $51.75 per ticket. Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. For more info, call 800-427-7247.

April 21st: Annual Tourism Forum at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. 3:30pm-5:30pm. Guest speakers Ken Fisher and Jonathan Weidenhamer from Park City. This year’s forum will feature lessons learned from similar mountain towns and how the South Shore can distinguish itself as a world-class recreation destination. For more info, call 775-588-1728.

April 24th & 25th: Lake Tahoe Home & Garden Show at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Friday’s event is 4:00pm-7:30pm & Saturdays event is 10:00am to 4:30pm. This years Home and Garden show will feature live music, door prizes every twenty minutes, drawing prizes, food, and classes with tips on how to re-purpose dozens of items people normally throw away! For more info,visit: http://goldenbearevents.com/Lake_Tahoe_Home_and_Garden_Show.html

April 25th: Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman at the Lake Tahoe Library. Starts at 1:00pm, This story is about Ms. Boor, the great granddaughter of this historic sheriff and has unearthed the untold story of his 1906 murder. Dealing with rowdy miners, drunken gamblers, and even Wild West legends like Wyatt Earp was a routine part of the job for onetime Nye County Sheriff Thomas Logan. For more info, call 530-573-3185.

April 25th: South Tahoe Earth Day at Bijou Community Park. 10:00am-3:00pm, come learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. There will also be live music and dance, a Kid Zone, local booths and vendors and so much more.

April 28th: Trail Talk: Geology of the Tahoe Rim Trail at the South Lake Tahoe Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Join us for our monthly “Trail Talk Series” where you’ll hear from local experts who will share their Tahoe Rim Trail knowledge and expertise, what you can find while exploring and how you can be safe!

April 30th: The Genoa Cowboy Festival is a wonderful blend of beautiful setting, entertainment, heritage and Western culture. This year’s event is free to the public and also features cowboy mercantile crafts and clothing, Western art exhibits, pioneer and Old West living history reenactors, and a variety of delicious food from popular local eateries. For more info, visit:

www.genoacowboyfestival.org

 

South Shore’s Corral Trail offers new thrills for mountain bikers

One of my favorite things about living in beautiful Lake Tahoe is the numerous bike trails that are easily accessible.  The Corral Trail promises to give mountain bike riders many thrills.

The article below is from the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

The new jump line at Corral Trail.

The new jump line at Corral Trail.

Dropping through the pine forest on South Shore’s Lower Corral Trail, two new sights come into view.

To the right, a series of swooping berm turns urge mountain bike riders to test their ability to get horizontal.

To the left, a sequence of tabletop jumps give riders plenty of options to get vertical.

About 30 new features debuted at the popular South Shore trail in the middle of June following efforts by hundreds of volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and Hilride Progression Development Group.

The parking lot at the bottom of the trail was nearly full Monday evening, with dozens of people lapping the new features. Plenty of smiles graced dirty faces and at least one exclamation of “sick” could be heard through the trees.

“Corral Trail is one of the most accessible and popular mountain bike trails in Tahoe for locals and visitors. The trail is suitable for everyone from beginners to expert riders. The trailhead also serves as a hub of the mountain bike community, close to the largest population center in Tahoe.”
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association

“It’s got a little bit of something for everybody,” said Garrett Villanueva, an assistant forest engineer with the Forest Service who worked on the project.

The approximately half dozen new tabletop jumps can all be rolled over but can also be jumped in rhythm, allowing for mountain bike riders with a variety of skill levels to use the jumps. The berm turns are plenty of fun even if a rider isn’t experimenting with g-forces. Both options, which each branch from the main Lower Corral Trail, feed into another series of hipped turns before shooting riders out toward the trail’s main parking lot.

The recent trail work has received national attention, with mentions in Bike Magazine and the Huffington Post. Additional features could be built on the Lower Corral as soon as next summer.

“I would like to see us charge next summer and move onto other stuff,” Villanueva said.

Although trails with features like those on Corral will be the exception rather than the norm in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Forest Service is also looking at the possibility of adding features, as well as erosion control measures, to the Stinger Trail on Kingsbury Grade and the Tyrolean Downhill in Incline Village, Villanueva said.

South Lake Tahoe Fall Colors

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Fall has definitely arrived! The trees are changing and the mornings are becoming very chilly. I was out enjoying the trails earlier today. I took the above photo while I was on the bike trail near the Spring Creek Tract. There are so many beautiful places to view the fall colors here in Tahoe.  Areas to View Fall Colors

24th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament

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Enjoy the 24th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The Edgewood Resort will be hosting the 24th Annual American Century Championship Tournament Tuesday July 16 – Sunday July 21, 2013. The first three days of golf are practice rounds and celebrity-amateur tournaments. Friday and Saturday are the first and second rounds, with the final round on Sunday.
With a purse of $600,000 and network television exposure, it’s the most prestigious and richest celebrity tournament in golf. A 54-hole Stableford tournament for current and former professional athletes and entertainers who play to a U.S.G.A. registered handicap of 10 or less. There will be about 80-85 celebrities, including athletes, coaches, actors, musicians, TV personalities and politicians that will be playing.
Those wanting to obtain autographs or photos will have the opportunity on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Two children, 10 years and younger, free per paid adult.
NOTE: If tickets for the event you’re looking for are no longer available online, tickets for ALL DAYS are still available at the front gate of the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
No memorabilia or collectibles allowed on course Tuesday through Sunday.Tickets will be available at will call at the Front Gate of Edgewood Tahoe. Please pick up your tickets by 1pm.

Ticket Prices:
Tuesday through Thursday: $15.00 per day
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $25.00 per day
Patron Badge: $60.00 (good for any and all days, Tuesday through Sunday)
NOTE: Ages 10 and under FREE with a paying adult, two children per adult

On-Site Ticket Sales:

Tickets may also be purchased at Edgewood’s Front Gate: Tues-Thu from 7 AM ’til 3 PM and Fri-Sun from 7 AM until 1 PM. Tickets purchased at the gate must be paid by either cash or credit card.
No checks accepted.
ALL SALES FINAL / NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

PLEASE NOTE: No Spectator Admission allowed after 3 PM Tues-Thurs, and after 1:30 PM Fri-Sun.
Contact Information
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
www.tahoecelebritygolf.com
(800) 288-2463

100 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV 89449

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