Happening in Tahoe: Washoe Cultural Talk and Sunset Music series at Palisades Tahoe; Truckee Rodeo; Family Park Days at Truckee Regional Park

Washoe Cultural Talk at Palisades Tahoe 

Experience the mountain through the eyes of the Washoe people at the Washoe Cultural Talks held at Palisades Tahoe starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25. 

The free talk, which will begin by traveling the Aerial Tram at 9:15 a.m., will take place at High Camp, where guests will hear stories from the Washoe tribe from its creation to present day. 

In addition, guests can view artifacts that show the Washoe way of life that the tribe members seek to preserve today. 

While this event is free, registration is strongly recommended. If you’re not an 2022/23 Ikon pass holder, you will need to purchase an Aerial Tram ticket to join, which is discounted for tour attendees. All ticket sales collected from the event will be donated to the Washoe Cultural Fund. 

Walk-ups are permitted, but only if there is room to join. 

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Sunsets live music series at The Village at Palisades Tahoe 

There will be live music for free every Friday this summer in The Village at Palisades Tahoe from 5-7 p.m. at the Events Plaza Stage. Music will run through the remainder of August, and is open to all. The final show will be with Jacked Up. 

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Truckee Rodeo 

The Truckee Rodeo is returning to the McIver Arena in Truckee at various times Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Friday with the show beginning at 5:30 p.m., and gates will open again the following day at 2:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 4 p.m. 

General admission tickets are $20, with seniors and military members at $15. Children ages 6-12 are $12. 

The Rodeo is welcome to all, and will feature incredible shows that will help cultivate and foster an interest in horses and horsemanship throughout the northern California area. 

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Family Park Days at Truckee Regional Park 

Bring the whole family to the Truckee Regional Park playground for some recreational games like tug-of-war, freeze tag, water relays, and more. 

It is free to participate in this games for the whole family, which are held at 10 a.m. every Saturday from July 29- Sept. 30, weather permitting. 

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Gathering at the Garden – Pickin’ the Garden Concert 

The final Gathering at the Garden is happening from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. 

This event will feature local musicians set up at the Community Garden Gazebo for live music. 

Grab friends, drinks, picnic items, and be prepared for a great show, and to leave with some pickings from the garden. 

This event is free with a Community Garden membership, or $20 without. 

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Annual Drum Circle 

The Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee invites all to their annual Drum Circle from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at 215 Carnelian Bay Ave., in Carnelian Bay. 

The theme for this year’s drum cycle is “Boundless Compassion & Healing.” This circle is free, but donations are accepted. 

There will be drum, dance, singing gratitude, and prayers in unified support of life circles from centuries-old cultures worldwide. 

Enjoy a potluck lunch afterwords. Make sure to bring a folding chair, a potluck dish, and drum or shaker if you’d like. 

Lake Tahoe Open Swim 

The Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim is a celebration of the natural environment of Lake Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point State Park at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. 

There is a 0.5 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile course set up just off the beach of the scenic Ehrman Mansion, where spectators can see the action first hand form the beach and grounds. 

While it is free to participate in this event, there will be a $15 per day parking fee. 

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Trivia Night at Good Wolf Brewing Co. 

The Good Wolf Brewing Co. will be hosting trivia night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with the next event happening Wednesday, Aug. 30. 

While it is free to participate, make sure to grab a beer or three while your play. Bring your friends, your drive to win, and get ready to possible have some great prizes come your way. 

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Yoga at the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market

Yoga at Tahoe City Farmers Market is from 8-9 a.m. Thursday mornings at Commons Beach.
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Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness will be teaching a Yoga at the Market class for the rest of the summer at the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market from 8-9 a.m. Thursdays at Commons Beach. 

This free, donation based class is open to all levels. No advanced sign-up is required. Bring your won mat or towel to practice on. All proceeds will benefit the Kelly Smiley Youth Aerial Scholarship. 

The High Sierra: A Love Story

American science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will be doing a live presentation at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Granlibakken in Tahoe City. 

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the presentation willbegin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advanced and free to students with a student ID. Tickets are $15 at the door. Refreshments and a no-host bar will be available from 5-6 p.m. 

Robinson has written over twenty books, and was part of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995 and 2016. 

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