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North Lake Tahoe-Truckee in 72 Hours

Split Lip Rayfield brings boot-stomping bluegrass to the Crystal Bay Club Friday, Feb. 27.

Alpine Meadows Telemark Freeskiing ChampionshipsRippin tele skiers take on Alpine Meadows Key Hole in the qualifying rounds of the Alpine Meadows Telemark Freeskiing Championships. Professional telemark skier Mark Sanders will be deejaying the event both days. Karhu demos available for competitors and spectators alike. Visit for details.

4th Annual 2009 Science EXPO The Science EXPO will feature interactive science experiments for kids ages 6-12 and their families on the themes of Snow, Water, Ice andamp; Earth. Many of the activities will pertain to climate change /global warming and the local impacts at Lake Tahoe. Admission is free and includes an ice cream cone. Event to be held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge Think youve got a stomach of steel? Try it out. Proceeds to benefit Fro, who has hosted this event and the infamous wasabi eating contest each year. Come cheer on all the crazy eating at the Mamasake Patio Village at Squaw Valley. Free to enter.

Sugar Bowl presents the SF Indie Film Festival World-renowned film festival brings Waiting at the Gate and Woodpecker films to the Mt. Judah Lodge, Coldstream Room at Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit off old Hwy 40. Details:

SnowFest! Queen CoronationGirls compete against each other in the following categories: ticket sales, community involvement and interview, extracurricular activities, essay, and grade point average. Proceeds to benefit numerous non-profit organizations which sponsor each candidate. See the crowning at the bottom of KT-22 on the Plaza Deck at Squaw Valley USA.

Torchlight Parade andamp; Laser ShowOn-mountain laser show, torchlight parade, and incredible fireworks display presented by Coors Light. Live DJ music with The Space Cowboys andamp; the Unimog on the outside sundeck at the base of KT-22, Squaw Valley USA. After-party at the Olympic Plaza with Truckee Tribe as well.

Split Lip Rayfield plays Crystal Bay CasinoThis is bluegrass worthy of being blasted out of the windows of a Plymouth Barracuda with 451 Hemi engine. Metal and jazz-like freakouts done acoustically. Arising out of the ashes of Scroat Belly, the Lips live shows are what legends are made out of. Big bonus, after several months and a change of scenery for some of us, Tahoes own The Rusty Strings will be reuniting for one night only, to play the after-party in the Red Room. Tickets to Split Lip are $18. Visit for details.

North Tahoe Firefighters Association Pancake BreakfastAnnual pancake breakfast at the Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, benefits the North Tahoe Firefighters Association. Children 5-and-under are free, 12-and-under are $4, and 12-and-above are $7.

Sick andamp; Twisted Freestyle Tour HalfpipeSnowBomb and Toyota put on this awesome event at Boreal Mountain Resort to see whos got the best moves in the pipe. Awards more than $25,000 in cash and prizes from sponsors Under Armour, Volkl, Burton and Bern. Details:

Great Ski Race Skate Ski Clinic Tweak your cross country ski technique with tips from some of the best skiers in the country. This clinic is free with a trail pass to Tahoe City Cross Country. Registered participants for the Great Ski Race pay only $11 for all day training passes up until race day. This clinic is presented by Saab Salomon Factory Team and is intended for advanced skiers only. For more info contact Tahoe XC

Tahoe City SnowFest! Parade Tahoe City Through Time is this years parade theme. See Tahoes wackiest and wildest strut their stuff down North Lake Boulevard through Tahoe City. Get there early for a good seat and dont miss the annual post-parade party at Pete n Peters with the Jaeger Girls and the Vulcans.

Color the Bear Kids receive and color a wooden bear at North Tahoe Arts Center, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, after the parade. The event also provides education to kids and parents about bears. Details: (530) 581-2787.

Ice Cream Eating ContestGrab your dixie cups at the Tahoe City Fire Station.

19th Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim Is Tahoe too balmy for you in February? Try swimming 225 yards in its 40-degree waters. Hundreds gather to watch brave souls swim in this race in frigid Lake Tahoe. Come join them or be a spectator from the sidelines while enjoying a Wet Woody. Prizes for mens and womens categories, huge raffle to follow. Check in at 1:30 p.m. $30 advance entry, $35 day of the event. Details: (530) 546-3366

Great Ski Pre-Race Carbo Load PartyA great social event and pre-race party for Great Ski Racers and their families at the Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, located on North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Delicious meal, non-alcoholic drink and salad for $15, includes tax and tip. Raffle prizes for attendees.

Magic and Comedy Show Get the kids together and come enjoy an incredible magic show at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach. Hosted by the North Tahoe Business Association, this fun-filled evening will kick off with the family-friendly magic show at 5 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. with a hilarious comedy show put on by Tahoe Comedy North. Headlining the nights event is the hilarious Jim Giovanni, featuring Stephen B with your host Sean Peabody. Filling the guest spots are locals Rowie and Aaron Wilson. Tickets for purchase at Incline Cleaners, Grog and Grist Deli in Incline Village, Noahs Video in Kings Beach, C Bs Pizza in Carnelian Bay, and New Moon Natural Foods in Tahoe City and Truckee. Magic show tickets are $5 for kids, $8 adults. For comedy tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.

Sunset show with the Space Cowboys Come enjoy the great sights and sounds of the Space Cowboys andamp; the Unimog at Lakeside Pizza until 10 p.m., then the party and DJs move on inside for a 21-and-over, late night DJ party with ice blocking breakbeat and heart-warming house music. Listen at:

Sugar Bowl presents the SF Indie Film Festival World-renowned film festival bring Charlie Chaplins 1925 classic The Gold Rush, the relationship drama piece entitled The Full Picture, and Route 30 a movie about three eclectic, interconnecting stories about deer hunters wives struggling to make extra money with Internet porn, a Christian Scientist chased by Bigfoot and a hermit writer sidetracked by his vulgar Amish neighbor to the Mt Judah Lodge, Coldstream Room at Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit off Hwy 40. More info:

Fat Cat Cat Fight Costume Contest Come dressed in your cutest, funniest, or sexiest cat costume to scratch you opponent with padded pummel sticks. Prizes will also be awarded for costumes. Space is limited so sign up at the Fat Cat Caf, 599 N.Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, soon. Proceeds to benefit The Humane Society. Details: (530) 583-3355.

Squaw Valley Prom – Enchantment Under KT As with all proms, fashion is a critical element; the Squaw Valley Prom theme is 1970s and 1980s formal. Gentlemen should not be afraid to bust out the powder blue suit and for ladies bigger is better and lace rules. Tickets are $50 per couple and $100 for those who prefer to go stag. The proceeds from the Squaw Valley Prom will benefit a fitting scholarship at CHARITYSMITH. This year, the Lake Kip Memorial Fund chose to support Disabled Sports USAs Wounded Warrior Project with a grant for $10,000. Visit for details.

Drop Theory will play FiftyFiftyCatch this funky foursome with its high-energy music that keeps that dance floor rocking at FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Tahoe Nordic Search andamp; Rescues Great Ski RaceCross country ski racers from all over the world will embark on the 33rd Annual Great Ski Race. The 30 km race begins at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City, and goes up and over the ridges to end at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Noted for its initial 12 km from the start to the soup station, this race draws recreational and competitive cross country skiers alike. The Great Ski Race is one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi. It is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, a non-profit organization. Register at

Sick andamp; Twisted Freestyle Tour – SlopestyleSnowBomb and Toyota put on this awesome event at Diamond Peak Ski Resort in the slopestyle discipline. Awards more than $25,000 in cash and prizes from sponsors Under Armour, Volkl, Burton and Bern. Details:

Wacky Winter BowlingChildren of all ages fly down the bowling lane on a snow saucer and take out as many giant bowling pins as possible during the Wacky Winter Bowling at the Tahoe City Golf Course. Helmets, available at the event, required for all participants 18 and under. Saucers provided. Proceeds to benefit the Tahoe City Downtown Association. Registration is at 9 a.m., call (530) 583-3348 for details.

Interpretive X-Country Ski TourRe-live the dreams of the Olympic Athletes on this 8km, 2.5 hour-long ski tour of the 1960 Winter Olympic X-C ski trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park, led by Olympic Historian Dave Antonucci. Advanced beginners and up meet at the campground entrance for this free event, call (530) 525-9920 to reserve your spot.

Tahoe City Golf Courses Dog PullDogs of every shape and size pull sleds at the Tahoe City Golf Courses Dog Pull. This is a hilarious annual event. Fun prizes for dogs, along with dog tag prizes to proudly wear around town to show off. Proceeds to benefit The Pet Network of Incline Village. Registration is $20 per dog and starts at 11 a.m.

Snowball Softball TournamentTest out your softball skills in the snow at Conners Field, 375 Grove Street in Tahoe City. The first six teams to sign up through the TCPUD will compete in a one-day, single elimination tournament at Conners Field. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kidz Club/Teen Center at Rideout Community Center. 18-and-over only, registration is $70 per team. Sign ups at (530) 583-3440 x 10.

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