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An Evening of Wine and Wisdom
Mark Twain on Aug. 30, at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Enjoy an extraordinary evening with a “behind the scenes” tour of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park followed by fine wines, exquisite hors d’oeuvers provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain presented by McAvoy Layne. This entertaining evening benefits the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Tickets: $40. Reservations: Space is limited, so reservations please. Call 530-583-9911 or go to www.SierraStateParks.org for tickets and reservations.
Stargazing party with Astronomical Society Of Nevada
Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m., meet at the Martis Creek Lake campground amphitheater, Highway 267 to Martis Creek Lake, turn left, follow directions to campground, park outside of campground and follow sign to amphitheater to the left as you enter the campground loop. Please call 530-587-8113 for more info and handicap access. Visit www.astronmynv.org.
Tahoe School of Music open house
“Music Lessons for All Ages, Open House and Registration Day” at Tahoe School of Music, 10038 Meadow Way, Ste. E, Truckee on Tuesday, Sept. 3, all day. Registering students for the fall semester throughout the day. Drop by to see the School, try out different instruments, meet the instructors and enroll your children (and yourself!) for the fall semester. Lessons are available on almost all instruments including guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, violin, mandolin, banjo and more. For more info email email@example.com or visit www.tahoemusic.net.
Small business owners continuing education
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large September in Tahoe City. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented taught by experienced instructors, which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from internet marketing, how to create an effective business plan, QuickBooks, survival tools to manage your business finances, and thinking of selling your business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit www.sedcorp.biz.
Parasol’s “Community Table” to feature Oakes
In 1993 Nancy Oakes opened the Boulevard restuarant on San Francisco’s revived Embarcadero waterfront in a historic building. The restaurant was created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, but its centerpiece is the hearty, flavorful cuisine of Nancy Oakes.
Join Oakes and the Boulevard staff at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook, Nev. on Sept. 6. As the 2013 Celebrity Chef for The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s Community Table event, Oakes will prepare an exclusive dinner Ranch’s barn. One of the items to be auctioned is a private dinner at Oakes and husband Bruce Aidells’ home in wine country. All dinner and auction proceeds will benefit Parasol. To purchase tickets visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.
Children’s Safety Fair
Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m-1 p.m. at Kings Beach Elementary, 8125 Steelhead Ave, Kings Beach. Attendees with learn about Bike Helmet Safety, Evacuation Information, Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide, Water Safety, take part in Car Seat Inspections and much more! Get a safe start tot he school year.
3rd Annual Calpine Marketplace
Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Calpine Community Park, sponsored by The Calpine Improvement Association. The Sierra Valley Lodge will hold an open house for walk-throughs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Calpine Marketplace will offer arts/crafts, fine jewelry, contemporary artwork, fine wood work, fresh produce and home-sewn wearables. Enjoy a barbecue, beer and wine garden, live music, a bigger mini classic car Show & Shine, and fun and games for children. The Association raises funds for their community scholarship, and beautification of the Calpine Community Park and Community Center. Located off Highway 89 between Highway 49 and Highway 70, a 40-minute drive from Truckee. Call Paula at 530-994-3610 for info.
‘High Sierra Edible Garden Tour’
Slow Food Lake Tahoe will host a guided tour of beautiful High Sierra Edible Gardens, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Prosser and Truckee edible gardens of all shapes and sizes will be visited, from a four-season growing dome to a single-family, backyard veggie garden. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets. Cost is $10 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $15 for non-members. For additional information visit www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.
Dog Day in the Park
North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a fun filled “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free. Featuring demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, barbecue, beer/wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games, and raffle. This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500. Raffle tickets are $5 or three for $10 and you need not be present to win. All funds raised will help support WARF (Wiley Animal Rescue Foundation), the Placer County Animal shelter and the building of the North Shore’s 1 to 2-acre fenced off-leash dog park at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. Donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Visit www.DogDayTahoe.com or email Pam at email@example.com.
Dog Day at the Beach
Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District will host the “Dog Day of Summer” event at West End Beach on Donner Lake on Sunday, Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m. Events include: Dog jumping competition off the boat dock, discounted SUP rentals with dogs welcome on board, “Doggie Lifeguard” photo booth, Dog Expo on main beach, raffle with admission, fenced dog play area, adoptable dogs from HSTT and the American Cancer Society “Bark for Life” agility course. Dogs are free with paid admission. Cost is $4 adult, $3 child. For more info, call Amanda at 530-582-2361 and for sponsorship and Expo info, contact Bob at 530-550-4447.