Lifestyle

Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas

Event Date: 
April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

Dr. Louis Grivetti will present “Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas,” featuring samples of American Heritage Chocolate made with authentic ingredients from the 17th century. Chocolate today is a universal treat—amazingly, a mere 500 years ago it was unknown outside of Central America. This presentation will cover
the geographical origins and global dispersal of the cacao tree, and its most beloved product.

Chocolate’s extensive history includes its earliest uses by native Mesoamericans and the spread of cacao production and chocolate manufacture into

Dr. Seuss Hats Off Exhibition Comes to Lake Tahoe

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seuss’s hats have ever traveled outside his home.

Location

Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite 23
United States

CHP: Crackdown On Cell Phone Texting and Talking While Driving

April 1st starts the month long zero tolerance campaign “It’s Not Worth It!” to highlight the fact that drivers who text and use cell phones while driving have the same driving behavior as those who are legally drunk. South Lake Tahoe California Highway Patrol officers will join others from around the state in an effort to curb these behaviors in order to reduce preventable accidents with injuries.

South Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Lineup Growing

Summer 2014 at Lake Tahoe is going to be a musical one, complete with country, classic rock, new and old and more in between.

Rascal Flatts is the latest to book their trip to South Lake Tahoe. They will be hitting the stage on Sunday, August 24. Tickets go on sale April 11.

So far, the lineup is:

Sarah McLaughlin on June 24
Carrie Underwood on July 18
Zac Brown Band on July 20
Journey and Steve Miller Band on July 30
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Ball on August 2
Boston on August 3
Bruno Mars on August 14
Sammy Hagar and Friends on August 16
Rascal Flatts on August 24

Cycle Through Wine Country to Support Keeping Tahoe Blue

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is looking for cyclists to join their Climate Ride California team to cycle through wine country May 17-20, 2014. Riders will help raise awareness of climate change, alternative modes of transportation and the effort to Keep Tahoe Blue.

League staff member Seth Chanin will be captaining Team Keep Tahoe Blue.

Too Early to Tell Success of New Trash Pick Up Times in South Lake Tahoe

Since March 3rd, trash pick up times in South Lake Tahoe have been moved to two hours later in an effort to reduce wildlife problems and clean up, according to South Tahoe Refuse, protect our unique environment.

While it's too early to tell if the later times will keep bears out of local trash, both Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and the Bear League say they feel it will make a big difference.

Up and Coming ZZ Ward Making First Visit to South Lake Tahoe

If you could take Muddy Waters, the Beatles, Tina Turner. David Bowie and Tom Petty, throw in a little Jay Z and mix them all up, you'd come up with a blond 27 year old named ZZ Ward.

After listening to her debut CD, "Til the Casket Drops", I am a new fan. And apparently I am not alone. "The tour has been incredible," Ward told me in a phone interview. "At every venue I'm seeing new fans and it's been a very positive thing to see."

How Can South Lake Tahoe Residents Reduce Water Usage By 20%?

California Governor Jerry Brown has called for a 20% reduction in water usage state wide in order to prepare for the anticipated water shortage not only for 2014, but also in coming years.

A presentation was made by South Tahoe Public Utility District at Tuesday's City Council Meeting on just how everyone can cut back, from private homes to city projects.

Long range planning is important for communities to survive cutbacks to water supplies. The District outlined their response to conservation:

South Lake Tahoe Earth Day

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

The Annual South Lake Tahoe Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bijou Community Park.

The festivities will include live music, a kid's zone, raffle prize and informative and interactive booths.

There will be plenty of opportunity to learn about local environmental issues while celebrating the Lake Tahoe region's unique beauty.

Carrie Underwood Added to Harvey's Outdoor Concert Series Lineup

The Harvey's Outdoor Concert Series in South Lake Tahoe is adding more concerts to their summer 2014 lineup.

Carrie Underwood was added to the schedule with a concert during the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament. Tickets for the July 18 show will go on sale March 20 at 10 a.m.

Underwood joins Sara McLachlan (June 24), Zac Brown Band (July 20), Journey and Steve Miller Band (July 30), Boston and The Doobie Brothers (August 3) and Bruno Mars (August 14).

Valhalla Tahoe Announces New Festival Director

Putting on the annual Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival takes more than a village. It requires the skills, creativity and organization of a Festival Director. The Tahoe Tallac Association, which produces the Festival, is pleased to announce its new Festival Director, Evangeline Elston.

Yonder Mountain String Band Performs at MontBleu

Event Date: 
April 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

A one-night-only show of progressive banjo rolling, mandolin chopping bluegrass music with the Yonder Mountain String Band and special guest The Brothers Comatose is April 3 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Don't Forget to Move Clocks Forward

Even though winter hasn't made much of a presence in Lake Tahoe this year, it's time once again for the annual spring ritual of daylight savings time. Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m. is the official time charge where people are to move their clocks forward one hour.

City of South Lake Tahoe Approves 3 Year Deal With SnowGlobe

With a vote of 4 to 1, the South Lake Tahoe City Council voted Tuesday to give SnowGlobe a three year contract to have their signature concert event in the city. Promoters will also be receiving an additional $25,000 in cash funding to run the event.

SnowGlobe brings in an estimated $6 million return on the City's investment through advertising, hotel bookings, money spent on food and supplies as well on international awareness of the unique concert in South Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Tops Woman's List of Places to Visit Before Going Blind

What would you do if you were losing your eyesight? This question wasn't a hard one to answer for Monroe, Louisiana resident Leslie Hestle. Her answer? Go to Lake Tahoe!

Suffering from gyrate atrophy since birth, Hestle knew that her eyesight was going away. People with the disease are usually totally blind between the ages of 40-60. One year ago she had cataracts surgery, giving her eyesight for awhile longer but without peripheral vision.

Sierra Chef 2014 Cooking Class: Gluten Free is Fabulous!

Event Date: 
February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Chef Candace Lockhart, Owner of Bella Tahoe Catering, will be teaching a hands on and demonstration class as part of the Sierra Chef Cooking Series at the Lakeview Loft in South Lake Tahoe. The February 6 event will be from 6 to 8 pm. Chef Lockhart will be showing just how fabulous Gluten Free cooking can be.

You'll learn to create 2 appetizers, a main course and a dessert, all tasty and Gluten free.

The class is $75 and reservations can be made by email at events@sierrachef.com or by phone at 775-588-01
484.

Sierra Chef 2014 Cooking Class: Spice Blending

Event Date: 
January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Gourmet Cooking Class series at the Lakeview Loft continues with Spice Blending on Thursday, January 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Diane Weidinger, owner of Heart Rock Herb & Spice, will be teaching a spice blending class that includes learning to cook with fresh spice blends. Featured spice blends will be Herbs de Provence, Tahoe Taco and Tahoe BBQ.

The class is $75. Reservations can be made by contacting Events Ink at 775-588-0484. More information is available at www.sierrachef.com.

CHARLEE SIMONS FROM K-TAHOE IS A BAD HUSBAND!

Event Date: 
November 24, 2013 - 10:00am

After getting his $10 Christmas Tree cutting permit from the U.S. Forest Service; Charlee, from the Charlee Simons & Jen morning show on K-Tahoe 590 AM & FM 96.1, finds the PERFECT tree in the forest!

Charlee Simons from K-TAHOE on the "Polar Express"

Charlee, from the K-TAHOE morning radio show of Charlee Simons & Jen, brings you along for a ride on the Nationally famous V&T Railroad's "POLAR EXPRESS" out of Carson City, NV. All aboard!

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Workshops for South Lake Tahoe

Event Date: 
December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm

El Dorado County, Douglas County, and the City of South Lake Tahoe are hosting two community workshops on December 11-12, 2013 to discuss the role that outdoor recreation plays in enhancing tourism and community livability for the South Shore. This is a great opportunity for residents to share their insights about parks, recreation, trails, events and programs, so that recreation opportunities can be improved in the future.

Fall Harvest Jam at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu Resort Featuring Shaggy and Black Uhuru

Event Date: 
November 29, 2013 - 10:00pm

Grammy Award winning island music superstars Shaggy & Ravon and the legendary group Black Uhuru will headline separate shows at the Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Nov. 19 and Nov. 29.

Fall Harvest Jam at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu Resort Featuring Shaggy and Black Uhuru

Event Date: 
November 19, 2013 - 10:00pm

Grammy Award winning island music superstars Shaggy & Ravon and the legendary group Black Uhuru will headline separate shows at the Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Nov. 19 and Nov. 29.

Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe's Granlibakken Steeped in Tradition and Outdoor Recreation

Event Date: 
November 28, 2013 - 12:00pm

Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge at Lake Tahoe (http://www.Granlibakken.com) offers a Thanksgiving tradition that celebrates family and friends with a hearty holiday feast around the dinner table and boundless opportunities to work up an appetite or work off the satisfying dinner.

Fabulous Lake Tahoe Concert Report for November

Here is the November 2013 concert and event report courtesy of Jack Durst of Fabulous Lake Tahoe. Follow Jack at his website, his YouTube channel and Twitter here.

Free Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Lift Tickets When You Get Special License Plate

With ski resorts busy preparing for the winter season ahead, now is the time to start planning your time on the slopes! "Plates for Powder" is the successful promotion run by the Tahoe Fund to increase sales of the Lake Tahoe license plates.

Individuals who purchase the specialty Lake Tahoe license plate in either Nevada or California prior to April 1, 2014 will receive two lift tickets to their choice of 11 Lake Tahoe resorts.

K-Tahoe's Halloween Cove 2013

SouthTahoeNow.com had a booth at this year's Halloween Cove at The Beach Retreat & Lodge! K-Tahoe's morning show, Charlee Simons & Jen, take us on a quick video tour of the event.

Santee, California becomes 9th city to declare Oct 25 as “Rajan Zed Day”

City of Santee in California has become the ninth city in USA to declare October 25 as “Rajan Zed Day” after religious statesman Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism and lives in Reno.

Cities of Hartford (Connecticut), Taylorsville (Utah), Madera (California), Sparks (Nevada), Chowchilla (California), Sanger (California), Exeter (California) and Tulare (California) have already declared October 25 as “Rajan Zed Day”. City of Reno has also proclaimed a day in Zed’s recognition twice in the past.

Sangiovese Tasting 101

Event Date: 
October 17, 2013 - 5:30pm

Buona Sera in Minden is presenting holding a wine tasting and dinner Thursday, October 17. This special event will be "Sangiovese Tasting 101 – Five Vino Noceto Sangioveses: The Differences – The Clones."

This is an educational and fun class that will cover 5 of the 7 Sangioveses and will be followed by a 5 course wine dinner with Rusty Folena, Winemaker.

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i Leaders Bless New Jewish Synagogue in Reno

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, leaders of various religions and denominations blessed the new building of a Jewish synagogue in Reno on October 10 evening.

Religious leaders of Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i, United Methodist, Presbyterian, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Unification Church traditions participated in the dedication ceremony of this new building of Temple Beth Or (House of Light), a Jewish congregation launched in 2009, and read their respective prayers.

K-Tahoe hits the Minden-Tahoe "Aviation Roundup"

New KTHO morning show, Charlee Simons & Jen, were disappointed that the So. Lake Tahoe Airport "Lake in the Sky" airshow had to be cancelled due to the smoke from the fires, so they made it down the mountain into Minden for the Minden/Tahoe Airport "Aviation Roundup this past weekend. It was quite incredible when an actual P-51 Mustang taxied up behind them!

The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

For the past 16 years, HGTV has been giving away custom built, unique homes to lucky viewers around the country. For the 2014 home, producers came to the Lake Tahoe area in search for the new location and have chosen to build in the Schaffer's Mill neighborhood of Truckee.

6th Annual SuperFam Comes to South Lake Tahoe

Visit California’s annual “California SuperFAM,” in conjunction with British Airways, returns to the Golden State, October 10-17, 2013 for the sixth consecutive year. Sixty travel agents from the United Kingdom and Ireland will get the VIP treatment on this fast-paced, educational and entertaining California familiarization (“fam”) tour. Split into five groups, agents will embark on five different themed itineraries designed to allow them to experience all that California has to offer firsthand – from Southern California and the Desert to the North Coast and High Sierra.

Fabulous Lake Tahoe Concert Report for October

Here is the October 2013 concert and event report courtesy of Jack Durst of Fabulous Lake Tahoe. Follow Jack at his website here, his YouTube channel here and Twitter here.

Leap Of Faith, Art Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art

September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Santa Cruz-based artist Andrea Borsuk will create a new site-specific mural installation portraying the journey from the California coast to the Nevada desert. By layering paintings, drawings, and objects on top of a wall mural to imply a narrative trajectory, Borsuk explores the precarious notion of time and destiny.

Location

Nevada Museum of Art
Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts | E. L. Wiegand Gallery 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada, 89501 | 775.329.3333
United States

Something Blue Wedding Expo

Event Date: 
November 17, 2013 - 12:00pm

The very best of Lake Tahoe's wedding and special event industry comes together at the Something Blue Wedding Expo on Sunday, November 17 at MontBleu Casino Resort Hotel. The event runs from noon to 3 pm and will help brides and grooms plan their big day. Join the fun with raffle prizes, fashion show, champagne, food samples, music and more!

Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each. Get your FREE Ticket by pre-registering by October 17, 2013 here:
http://tahoeweddings.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=6

New K-TAHOE morning guy, Charlee Simons, explores life at Tahoe!

K-TAHOE 590 AM/FM 96.1 has a new morning show, Charlee Simons & Jen! Charlee discovers some special menu items you'll only find here at Tahoe.

"Rummage Sale" South Tahoe High Music Dept.

Event Date: 
October 12, 2013 (All day)

South Tahoe Music Department "Rummage Sale"

Next Saturday Oct. 12th 9am-4pm at Emerald Bay Center for Women's Health 1154 Emerald Bay Road.

Donations for rummage sale can be dropped off on Friday, Oct. 11th at the Music Room #2 in the TADA Theater at South Tahoe High between 3pm - 6pm. All proceeds benefit South Tahoe Music Department. Thank You!

Oktoberfest is Alive and Well in South Lake Tahoe

Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson is living up to expectations with their food, drink, crafts, games and kid's activities. If the cars parked along Highway 89 is any indication there were several hundred people, if not into the thousands, enjoying the festivities.

The annual event runs until Sunday at 5 pm so there is still time to make it out. The Trolley will be running from the Y and dropping off passengers right in front of Camp Richardson. Biking and walking are also very viable options if one prefers not to drive.

South Lake Tahoe Police K9 Trials

Event Date: 
October 5, 2013 - 8:00am

Fifty canine (K9) teams are expected at this year's South Lake Tahoe Police Canine Association's annual K9 trials on October 5.

This K9 Trial will determine the top K9 Teams for the year. This fun event is open to the public and starts around 8:00 AM at the Babe Ruth Baseball fields at 1090 Lyons Avenue. The rest of the events will take place at various locations around the city.

Dog Agility Park Opening Celebrated by Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City of South Lake Tahoe and the South Lake Tahoe Police Canine Association (SLTPCA) worked in partnership to install several pieces of custom dog agility equipment at Bijou Park. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on Sunday, September 22nd to celebrate the opening of the Bijou Dog Agility Park.

Why I Farm Author to Speak at Library

Event Date: 
October 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

The South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library and Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners partner up to present third-generation farmer Gary Romano, author of Why I Farm: Risking it All for Life on the Land, in a talk and book signing. Romano will speak from experience about today’s most vital issues: how to live with purpose and how to protect our food supply. He will also be taking questions about farming and gardening in the Sierra.

Location

South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
United States

"A Toast to Twain" SLT Library Fundraiser

Event Date: 
November 3, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tickets on Sale now for the Friends of the Library fundraiser- “A Toast to Twain”. Join us November 3rd, from 4-7 PM, for an incredible evening of fine wines, hearty appetizers, silent auction treasures with the highlight of the night being the talents of McAvoy Layne, the noted Mark Twain impressionist.

The evening benefits your South Lake Tahoe Library. Tickets are $40 and available for purchase at the Library through Oct. 30th. For tickets, call or visit the South Lake Tahoe Library at (530) 573-3185, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Location

South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
United States

Friday Farmer's Market Moves to Lakeside for October

Event Date: 
October 4, 2013 - 3:00pm

The popular farmer's market held on Fridays all summer long at Kahle Park has moved to Lakeside Inn & Casino for the month of October. Enjoy the farm treats from 3 pm to 6 pm as well as live music, a beer garden and more.

For the first market on October 4, enjoy the bluegrass sounds by a fantastic band, Merrygold, who recently won a contest held by the recording studio owned by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.

For more information: FridayEveningMarket@yahoo.com, (775) 339-1203. www.FridayEveningMarket.com.

23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Toy Run to Benefit Christmas Cheer

Event Date: 
October 5, 2013 - 12:00pm

This event, spearheaded by a group of local motorcycle enthusiasts, is one of the largest fund raisers for Christmas Cheer in South Lake Tahoe. Christmas Cheer is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing food to needy family's year around, and Christmas toys to underprivileged children in our community. With record numbers of people in need in our community, we would appreciate any and all donations for prizes to be raffled at our Toy Run. With the holidays just around the corner, and when the need is the greatest, we plan to assist Christmas Cheer in their mission.

South Tahoe High Homecoming Parade

Event Date: 
September 28, 2013 - 10:00am

A week of homecoming festivities at South Tahoe High begins on Saturday, September 28 with the annual parade through town. At 10 am the parade will begin at the LTUSD bus garage on Al Tahoe Boulevard and head along Highway 50 to the high school.

Trucks full of students, cars carrying alumni, cheerleaders, teams, the pep band and more will join the parade route.

The South Tahoe High Alumni Foundation has planned the event which will also include members of the classes of 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1973.

LTCC Hosts Northern California Premiere of New Matthew Shepard Documentary

Event Date: 
October 12, 2013 - 7:30am

A new documentary film about the life of Matthew Shepard will have its Northern California premiere with the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day at the Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers

Event Date: 
September 28, 2013 - 9:00am

Take part in the 16th Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 2 pm at Tahoe Paradise Park (1011 E. San Bernardino Ave, next to Tahoe Paradise Park).

The First Snow of the Season

While South Lake Tahoe saw rain showers Saturday, the top of Heavenly Valley Ski Resort is seeing snow! Heavenly's opening date is slated for November 22.

Mother of Sgt. Timothy Smith recognizes him on his birthday

Event Date: 
September 20, 2013 (All day)

I was Blessed with three Loving Children, Timmy, Tommy and Jackie. They are my heroes and my Loving Angels. It's hard to break a habit, saying their names altogether. A Happy 31st Angel Birthday to my son and soldier Sgt. Timothy Michael Smith. You would be 31 years old Friday Sept. 20, 2013.

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