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Quarter Mania to support seniors

Quarter mania is a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment and bargains. It is best described as an auction meets “pick-a-prize”.

Purchase your “bidding” paddle(s) at the door and bring a bucket of quarters to bid on some wonderful items up for auction. You “bid” the number of quarters (typically one to five) assigned to the item you want.

If your paddle number is drawn … you win! Raffle tickets will also be available for amazing prizes. Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. doors open and preview items, 2 p.m. auction starts at the Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. RSVP to Sarah Deardorff at 530-550-760o or Bring a guest and get a free raffle ticket. Vendors to include AVON, Gold Canyon Candles, Jafra, Pampered Chef, Premiere Jewelry, Sierra Trinkets & Treasures and Wildtree.

Coffeebar to serve beer and wine

Coffeebar, Truckee’s Italian-style coffee house and eatery, is now officially licensed to serve beer and wine, in addition to all of your favorite coffees, teas and fresh local eats.

Beverages will include both Moretti and Moretti La Rossa beers on tap; a third rotating tap selection; a variety of American, Belgian and Italian bottled beers; a rotating list of white and red wines by the glass; and a selection of wines by the bottle, all with approachable pricing and excellent value.

Patrons can also look forward to additional casual nighttime entertainment on Thursday nights (after Truckee Thursdays), a Friday afternoon club on their outdoor patio, live music, DJ performances, art show receptions, and book signings.

Coffeebar is located at 10120 Jibboom St. in Truckee. The coffee house is currently open daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Eva’s Visual Travel Journal Workshop

In this workshop create a light-weight visual travel journal using a variety of techniques. First decorate the cover using collage, painting and lettering. Then treat the pages of the journal to break the spell of “the blank white page” which can seem so daunting. Explore a multitude of mediums and techniques including collage, watercolor, pen and ink to prepare a personal travel journal that will spark your creativity and document your travels both near and far in a unique way. Friday, April 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Corison Loft, North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Cost is $35 per student ($30 for members of NTA). Material list will be provided upon sign up.

Arts for the Schools to host

A Love Story of Cupid and Psyche

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., Church Street Theater, 10046 Church St., Truckee. Figures of Speech Theater, from Freeport, Maine, creates theater rooted in the expressive power of the puppet and challenges audiences to venture into realms that are mythic, larger-than-life, animated explorations of the numinous boundary world between being and becoming. Puppetry is an ancient craft that is rarely presented in our mountainous community. All ages will be inspired and in awe of the stories and figures presented during this special evening.

Learn more about Figures Of Speech at Adults $15; children, military and adults 65 and over $5 at

Ponderosa Golf Course opens April 20

Play Truckee’s golf course early this season for $20 for 9 holes, or $ 40 for 18, with this preseason discounted rate through May 23. Get your swing going early so that you’ll have great rounds all summer. For tee times visit or call 530-587-3501. Download the Golf course app for course hole tips, GPS distances, Tee times and more.

Carole Sesko Spring open ART studio

April 20 and 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Truckee artist Carole Sesko is opening her downtown studio for a spring show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. See Carole’s latest 2013 mixed media paintings, collages, embellished boxes and bowls, art jewelry, and small whimsical sculpture. A graduate of UC Davis and Simon’s Rock College, Carole has been creating contemporary works with acrylics and mixed media for two decades. Her artwork celebrates her never ending fascination for color, form, and texture, and her love of design. Carole’s studio is located at 10326 High St., Truckee (up High Street by the downtown roundabout, first house on the left.) For more information call Carole at 530-587-7750, or visit

Don’t Miss the Vagina Monologues Next Weekend

April 26 and 27, North Tahoe Event Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the V-Day Campaign, a global movement to raise awareness about the need to end violence against women and girls.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance brings awareness locally through Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” this April — Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This two-night performance will be held April 26 and 27, 7 p.m., at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. “The Vagina Monologues” includes an ensemble cast of community members reading character-driven pieces, each revealing different women’s experiences.

Men are encouraged to attend. According to Ensler, “Men have daughters; they feel they can actively be involved because they feel they can do something to change the destiny of their daughter’s lives. Unless men are active allies, we’ll never end violence against women and girls.”

Tickets are $25/general admission and $20/students and can be purchased online at VIP tables are available for purchase and include admission for six with complimentary champagne; cost is $350 and seating is limited. Call to reserve: 775-298-0010. Wine, themed cocktails and baked goods donated by local businesses will be available for purchase.

“Appetizers for the Arts – Cabernet & Cabaret”

Guys & Dolls! Join the Speakeasy Parlor on Thursday, May 9, 6-9 p.m. for InnerRhythms Signature Fundraiser “Appetizers for the Arts 2013- Cabernet and Cabaret.”

Shhhh….don’t tell anyone else as Speakeasy locations are always secret – but just between us you’ll need a password for entrance to the Tahoe Truckee Airport Hanger 1! Fill your kisser with great appetizers and wine, dance your dogs off, and let our live performances tickle your fancy! Local award-winning food joints like Dragonfly, Moody’s, Taco Station and others  will show off their cookin’ skills.

Hooch from Truckee River Winery and breweries along with entertainment by the talented dancers of InnerRhythms Dance Theatre will make this evening a blast you don’t wanna miss.

Get dolled up and come get your wiggle on … don’t get left holding the bag! Tickets in advance: 50 clams. At the door: 55 clams, available for purchase at and the Office Boss Mail Center by Safeway in Truckee. Leave your ankle-biters at home as the bootleg will be flowing and come on out for a great bash! Ring up for more info 530-550-8464.

Save the Date for the 8th Annual

Tahoe City Wine Walk – Saturday, June 22

The Tahoe City Wine Walk will return to historic North Lake Tahoe Saturday, June 22. Last year’s event hosted more than 800 attendees and 30 regional wineries. This summer’s alfresco event, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., will again focus on varietals from area wine producers and will also feature gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies.

Tickets are now on sale and run $35/person in advance and $45/person at the event (cash only). Ticket price includes admittance, wine tasting, commemorative wine glass, delicious bite-sized offerings, live music and free on-site parking. Attendees must be 21 years or older and show valid ID on the day of the event.

For more information about the 8th annual Tahoe City Wine Walk visit

Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation Announces 41st Annual Concours d’Elegance, registration

The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 9-10, 2013 located at the Sierra Boat Company docks in Carnelian Bay, Calif., is now accepting boat registrations. Applications are available at and may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed in hard copy format. Space is limited so to be part of the 41st anniversary show, featuring the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class, get your application in early. Alan Furth was an avid collector of wooden boats and held the majority of his collection at Lake Tahoe over the years.

Each boat accepted in the 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance will receive two full-access passes for both days of the show, an exhibitor gift bag with exclusive take-home gifts, and admission for two to Friday evening’s Awards Presentation and catered Exhibitor Barbecue, all located at the Sierra Boat Company marina courtyard.

The 2013 event will have professional guided tours along with more history, cool facts and restoration background information on each accepted boat. Also to streamline the application process, registrants can pay boat show fees online by credit or payment by check via mail.

For more show details and social functions of Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Wooden Boat Week visit

The Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious boat show and one of the largest in North America. Drawing nearly 100 antique and classic boat entries, with all attempting to win the top honors including People’s Choice and Most Elegant Boat of Show.

Tickets will be available soon.

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