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Tahoe Ten: New Monsoon, Olympian Maddie Bowman autograph signing on tap

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.

1. Bald Eagle Count at Lake Tahoe

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science's annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count will be held Friday at 26 different locations around Lake Tahoe. Results of the count are combined with those from around the United States to generate an index of bald eagle populations wintering across the country.

Where: 26 locations around Lake Tahoe

When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

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Cost: Free

Online: tinsweb.org/bald-eagle-survey

2. Chi McLean in Tahoe City

The River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant kicks off its live music weekends this Friday when acoustic roots rocker Chi McLean brings his original southern-steeped sound to Tahoe City for a two-night stand.

Where: River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, Tahoe City

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9

Cost: Free

Online: riverranchlodge.com

3. Coburn Station at Bar of America

The Truckee-based psychedelic rock band Coburn Station — on the heels of releasing its new album, "Coming Home" — will play back-to-back nights in downtown Truckee.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

4. Matthew Szlachetka at Cottonwood

Matthew Szlachetka, an LA-based singer-songwriter with storied melodies, will bring a new batch of songs to Truckee on Friday.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

5. New Monsoon at Crystal Bay Casino

San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon — which flexes innovate songwriting, soulful instrumental interplay and lush harmony vocals — will play a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday night.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

6. Burton Mountain Festival all weekend

The Burton Mountain Fest is riding into Northstar this weekend. The event offers equipment demos and activities for the whole family. The best part? It's free.

Where: Northstar California, Truckee

When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 8-10

Cost: Free

Online: northstarcalifornia.com

7. Brrroque Masters Concert Series

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Incline Village on Friday as part of the 11th annual WinterFest with the Brrroque Masters concert series.

Where: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Incline Village

When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

Cost: $25 adults; $20 seniors; $15 youth/students; $5 students ages 19-23

Online: toccatatahoe.com

8. Backcountry Experience Series

Designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding, the 2016 Backcountry Experience Series — presented by Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Mountain School and Dynafit — will kick off Saturday at Diamond Peak.

Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

Cost: $149 single tour package

Online: tahoemountainschool.com/courses

9. Sessions Relaunch Party at The Soul House Project

If you believe in Tahoe, snowboarding and sessions, head to the Soul House Project on Sunday for its Sessions Relaunch Party. The event will feature PBR and craft beers, a raffle (all proceeds are given to the Rocker Memorial Statepark Fund), a showing of the new snowboard film Viva Sessions, and live music from the hometown band Easy Giant.

Where: The Soul House Project, Truckee

When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10

Cost: Free

Online: soulhouseproject.com

10. Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman at Sierra-at-Tahoe

An autograph signing by Maddie Bowman, the 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident who took home gold in the women's ski halfpipe during the 2014 Winter Olympics, will be part of Sierra-at-Tahoe's Subaru Conquer Winter Day on Saturday.

Where: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Twin Bridges

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

Cost: Free

Online: sierraattahoe.com