North Lake Tahoe-Truckee in 72 hours March 27-29 | SierraSun.com

North Lake Tahoe-Truckee in 72 hours March 27-29

Hot Buttered Rum to play at the Crystal Bay Club Saturday night starting at 9 p.m. with Blue Turtle Seduction.
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Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championship The nations top freestyle athletes are coming to Squaw March 26-29 to battle it out in the halfpipe and on the moguls course. Friday, ladies mogul training and qualifications to run from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Red Dog, ski halfpipe from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and mens and ladies mogul training, qualifications and finals on Red Dog in the afternoon. Apres competition, check out the awards ceremony from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the Village at Squaw Valley, the opening ceremonies with Jonny Moseley will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and the party keeps rolling on to Twenty-Two Bistro with dinner, appetizers, drink specials and guest bartenders Jonny Moseley, Brad Holms, Shannon Bahrke, and Curtis Tischler.

Trekking for a Healthy HimalayaJoin Truckee nurse and Bodhi Tree Foundation founder Sarah Ferris as she recounts her journeys in the Himalaya and her mission to help improve infant-maternal health in Nepal. Program begins at 7 p.m. in the Plumpjack Conference Center in Squaw Valley. $10 donation to Squaw Valley Institute, call (530) 581-4138 for details.

Dan Copeland at the CottonwoodDan Copeland is a master of the guitar, playing fingerstyle blues and bottleneck slide on one of his National Steels. Having played for 35 years, this local businessman (owner of Tahoe Shoe and Truckee Shoe Company) is influenced by Willie Nelson and Neil Young. A veteran of the Truckee Alliance for the Musical Arts, he is a respected and most entertaining musician. Dan will perform in the Fireplace Room at the Cottonwood. For reservations, call (530) 587-5711.

SNC presents ElijahIn celebration of Felix Mendelssohns 200th birthday, the Sierra Nevada College Concert Choir will be performing his most famous oratorio, Elijah, based on the life of the prophet Elijah. The performance takes place at St. Patricks Episcopal Church in Incline Village. Advance tickets are available at The Potlatch in Incline, Pablos Gallery in Tahoe City, the SNC bookstore, and from choir members. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for seniors and students.

Debra Arlyn performs at Moodys Award-winning pianist/pop-jazz singer who has been compared to Alicia Keys and Carole King, will perform two free shows together with her trio at Moodys Bistro andamp; Lounge on Friday and Saturday. Although only 23, Arlyn has come a long way since winning Clear-Channels Oregon Idol contest and competing for the American Idol TV show. For details or dinner reservations, call Moodys at (530) 587-8688.

The Diamond Peak 3rd Annual Uphill Race Head up the mountain self-propelled and enjoy breakfast and an award ceremony at Snowflake Lodge before the mountain opens. Prizes will be provided for best time (male and female) plus a raffle for everyone participating. The cost to participate is $10 hich includes a T-shirt. An advanced race to the top of Crystal will be held at 7:30 a.m. The regular race to the Snowflake Lodge will be held at 8 a.m. Test your endurance and have a great time, visit http://www.diamondpeak.com or call (775) 832-1177 for details.

Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championship Catch day three with the nations top freestyle skiers as the men and ladies take on the Riviera Superpipe at Squaw Valley USA. Visit http://www.squaw.com for details.

CPR/First Aid Cert The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be offering a CPR/First Aid certification course in the D.W.R. Non-profit building in Incline Village, Nev. The course is open to anyone from the public. The cost for the course is $45 which includes instruction, a one year certification, and educational materials. For more information and to sign up for the training, contact Katy Washington at (775) 298-0238 or email katyw@tahoerimtrail.org.

Go Hawaiian at HomewoodJoin in the fun at Homewood Ski Resort with dress up days through the end of the season. This week, those dressed in Hawaiian costumes will receive $5 off their lift tickets. Visit skihomewood.com for a complete schedule of dress up days.

U.S. Skiing/FIS Ski-Cross RacesTwo sanctioned U.S. Skiing/FIS Ski-Cross race events will be held at Sugar Bowl Resort this weekend, with an anticipated 35-45 skiers competing on Sugar Bowls new ski-cross course located on the Tunnel 41 trail off the Mt. Judah chairlift. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend, with numerous on-course viewing areas to take in all the action. For more information on the U.S. Skiing/FIS Ski Cross Race at Sugar Bowl, including entry details, availability and lodging, contact Kurt Engel at kengel@sugarbowl.com or by calling (530) 426-6773.

49ers Foundation Celebrity ClassicThe Celebrity Classic hosts 49ers players, alumni and coaches, as well as Olympic medalists, athletes and other celebrities. Guests participate in a ski and snowboarding race and numerous activities over the weekend, including live and silent auctions. For details, visit http://www.squawcreek.com

The 200-foot-long Banana SplitTahoe Donner Downhill invites anyone and everyone to check out its fleeting feat of freezing fat Saturday, March 28. More than 200 bananas and 40 gallons of vanilla ice cream go into the making of possibly one of the worlds longest banana splits. Toppings include chocolate and strawberry sauce, whipped cream and of course the obligatory maraschino cherry for the top. This event has been a Tahoe Donner classic for the past 18 years, with the idea being that if you give people free ice cream they will come. And they do, this whopper banana split normally feeds more than 500 people every year. But you better hurry!

Hip hop pool partyGoodword, influenced by Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul will bring its fresh style of hip hop to the High Camp Swimming Lagoon andamp; Spa to celebrate the swimming lagoons opening weekend at Squaw Valley USA. Visit http://www.squaw.com for details.

SNC presents ElijahIn celebration of Felix Mendelssohns 200th birthday, the Sierra Nevada College Concert Choir will be performing his most famous oratorio, Elijah, based on the life of the prophet Elijah. The performance takes place at St. Patricks Episcopal Church in Incline Village. Advance tickets are available at The Potlatch in Incline, Pablos Gallery in Tahoe City, the SNC bookstore, and from choir members. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for seniors and students.

Hot Buttered Rum and Blue Turtle SeductionOften described as a rock band playing bluegrass instruments, Hot Buttered Rum melds blues, folks, bluegrass, jazz, and rock. The widespread appeal of HBRs music stems not only from the bands musical versatility and prolific songwriting, but also from the magnetic chemistry the group creates onstage together. Hot Buttered Rum will bring fun-loving, high-energy crowd to the Crystal Bay Clubs Crown Room for a great night of West Coast Americana. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 day of show; purchase online at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com or call (775) 833-6333.

Devil Makes Three plays Tahoe Biltmore Deport to the fiery deep with the punkiest, hardest driving, drummerless trio around. Devil Makes Three returns to Tahoe in what will surely be a show for the memory banks. Expect a high-energy crowd dancing to Devil Makes Threes contagious, signature rhythm leave the sweater at the car for this show. Laced with elements of ragtime, rockabilly and bluegrass, Devil Makes Threes clever and catchy songwriting tells a thousand stories per show. Youll be happily singing along all night long. Get tickets early, this show could very well sell-out. Tickets are $17 in advance, purchase online at http://www.renegadeshows.com.

Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championship Enjoy the fourth and final day of the nations best freestyle athletes at Squaw Valley USA. Moguls finals from 1 to 2:30 p.m., celebrity grudge match from 3-4 p.m.; awards from 4-4:30 p.m. in the Village at Squaw and banquet dinner (private) in the Olympic Village Lodge starting at 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Skiing/FIS Ski-Cross RacesTwo sanctioned U.S. Skiing/FIS Ski-Cross race events will be held at Sugar Bowl Resort this weekend, with an anticipated 35-45 skiers competing on Sugar Bowls new ski-cross course located on the Tunnel 41 trail off the Mt. Judah chairlift. See Saturdays listing above for details.

9th Annual Diamond Peak Dummy DownhillHave a creative side and looking for a good way to ski free? Build a dummy to enter in Diamond Peaks 9th Annual Dummy Downhill competition and get two free lift tickets, plus a commemorative T-shirt. Dummies to be mounted on skis or snowboards that get launched off of a big jump and crash hard. This event costs nothing to enter and is open to the public. The following restrictions apply to all dummies: they can not be live, must not weigh more than 75 pounds, teams that build their dummies to lose parts as they crash will be required to clean up afterward. At least one person from each team must be available to transport and/or unload their dummy at the top of the launch.Categories include Best Crash, Longest Jump, Most Creative, and more. Prizes include Big Water Grille gift certificates, Crosbys lunch gift certificates and prizes from Village Ski Loft. Diamond Peak is located on 1210 Ski Way in Incline Village, Nev. For more information, call (775) 832-1177 or visit diamondpeak.com.

Learn to make clay birdhousesTune into your natural creative side and learn to make clay slab birdhouses for your home or garden at T Pots Pottery in Truckee. No experience necessary, register at info@tpotspottery.com or by calling (530) 559-9773.

Tahoe Maritime Movies Catch a flick with the family at Tahoe Maritime Museum, located at 5205 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood. Movie admission includes hot chocolate; hands-on crafts all weekend 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit tahoemaritimemuseum.org for details.