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Tahoe-Truckee’s biggest Earth Day-focused festival set for Saturday at Squaw

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Family friendly events are the name of the game at the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival.
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Schedule of events

Below is a snapshot of several events on tap for Saturday’s Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival:

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Discovery Zone hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Music by Joaquin & The Love Lights

Noon to 2 p.m.: Kids “build your own burrito” with fresh ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub and Patagonia Provisions

Noon to 4 p.m.: DIY clothing repair clinic with Patagonia repair techs

2 to 2:15 p.m.: Asha Dancers

2 to 4 p.m.: Patagonia Provisions Après

2:15 to 3 p.m.: Trashion Show

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Music by The Kitchen Dwellers

Visit squawalpine.com for a full lineup of events.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Get a head start on Earth Week when the 2016 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival returns to the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 16.

As one of the largest Earth Day (this year, Earth Day is April 22) celebrations in the grater Truckee-Tahoe-Reno region, the free community event takes place at the Village at Squaw Valley from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy.

A diverse array of booths welcomes hands-on participation: Get dirty in the compost zone, explore new ways to recycle, learn about solar energy, and check out “The Discovery Zone” hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.

The event also boasts Tahoe’s very own “Trashion” show (featuring local youth from the Truckee High School) Envirolution Club, raffle prizes, dancing and live music from Joaquin and The Love Lights and The Kitchen Dwellers.

Tahoe Area Regional Transit will be offering free return bus services from the festival to North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Truckee.

The festival also is a “zero-waste” event. Food and biodegradable waste will be collected to be composted by volunteers and staff with Incline Village General Improvement District’s Waste Not.

In addition, all food vendors will utilize biodegradable take-out containers when possible.

Visit tahoetruckeeearthday.com for more information on the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival.