North Lake Tahoe-Truckee in 72 Hours
5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9Full moon snowshoe at Squaw:Explore Squaw Valley under the winter full moon with experienced guides as you snowshoe to moonlit views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks. Fun for all ages, cost includes snowshoe rentals. Dress appropriately and wear proper boots. Dinner package also available. Cost is $17 with a daily lift ticket or season pass. Cable Car ride and tour: $32 adults, $27 youths and $21 for children 12-and-under. For more information, call (530) 583-6985.At Northstar:Northstar Resort offers guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tours departing from the Nordic Center at 5 p.m. Tours will last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. and will cover approximately 6 km of terrain. Guests will enjoy a guided hike, live acoustic music, bonfire, smores and hot chocolate. Cross-County Center is located at Mid-Mountain. Please give yourself plenty of time to ride the Gondola, and check in. Participants must be on Gondola by 4:45 p.m. There will be time available to be fitted for snowshoes if needed. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 children 12-and-under and $5 for snowshoe rental. Dogs on leashes are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9Wine, women and waxJoin the ladies at Tahoe City Cross Country at 6:30 p.m. and learn about waxing those cross-country skis for ultimate glide and ease of travel. Ladies are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to share. Call (530) 583-5475 for more details. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9Cerro Negro and Flamenco Puro bring their Gypsy Spirit to Moodys Bistro andamp; Lounge Moodys Bistro andamp; Lounge will be transformed into an exotic locale reminiscent of the gypsy caves of Spain during a special one-night-only free show by Cerro Negro and Flamenco Puro on Friday, Jan. 9.Spanish guitars, blended with Latin percussion, create the gypsy-influenced, acoustic sound of Cerro Negro. While incorporating the fusion of Flamenco, Brazilian, and Jazz guitar techniques with Latin, African, and Middle-Eastern percussion, Cerro Negros music soars with passionate vocals embracing a village of rhythms, styles, and languages. Cerro Negro creates their own unique synergy by combining sounds from the roots of Flamenco music with cutting-edge instrumentation and orchestration. Details: (530) 587-8688 or visit http://www.moodysbistro.com.9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9Arden Park Roots brings rockin reggae show to The Pastime ClubArden Park Roots first hit the scene in Sacramento, Calif. in early 2007. Each member brings a different musical background to the table with the result being a refreshing style of rock/reggae/dub. They released the highly-anticipated full-length album The Hard Way in April 2008 with the single A Good Life receiving major support from FM station KWOD 106.5 Arden Park Roots is one of Sacramentos fastest growing bands, said Andy Hawk, KWOD DJ. From APRs myspace page.10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9Keyser Soze bring ska back to the Crystal Bay CasinoKeyser Soze has emerged as a top ska band in the West Coast music scene. Keyser Soze blends ska, dub, dancehall, soul, punk, hip-hop, funk, latin, and jazz. Keyser Soze has shared the stage with many successful international, national and regional artists, playing nightclubs, concerts, and festivals. Headliners include The Wailers, Fishbone, Toots and the Maytals, The Specials’ Neville Staple, Eek-a-Mouse, Save Ferris, Dubcat, Michael Franti/Spearhead, and Ozomatli. Other successful regional acts Keyser Soze has performed with include Warsaw, Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, Bargain Music, The Ziggens, and B-Side Players.For details, visit http://www.crystalbaycasino.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 Pay tribute to The KingJoin the fun and theatrics while paying tribute to the birth of Elvis Presley, The King, as the slopes of Mt. Rose come alive with Elvis impersonators, music and more. Chances are Elvis will issue your lift ticket, fit your skis and even teach your lesson. For more information, visit http://www.mtrose.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 National Winter Trails DayThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association will be hosting a FREE event at Tahoe Meadows on the east side of Mount Rose Highway. The event will feature winter safety clinics led by avalanche safety experts, free guided snowshoe hikes for all ages and abilities, and free Starbucks hot chocolate and snacks.The event is a family-friendly introduction to snowshoeing and to winter opportunities on the Tahoe Rim Trail. In addition, there will be a free, guided Full Moon Snowshoe Hike from 7-9 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the Tahoe Rim Trail at night, and to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in the evening. All are welcome, but space is limited so please sign up in advance.Participants will have to provide their own snowshoes, warm clothing and food for lunch or snacks. Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City is offering ? price snowshoe rentals for TRTA members participating in the event.Call (775) 298-0012 to reserve your space. National Winter Trails Day kicks off the FREE Tahoe Rim Trail Association snowshoe hikes that will be offered every Saturday until the end of March.10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 Winter Trails Indroduction DayGreat introduction to cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge; 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. with advanced reservations. First-timers receive free rental equipment, trail pass and a group lesson. Space limited, so call (530) 426-3871 to reserve your space ASAP.2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10InnerRhythms hosts African Dance and Drumming WorkshopsMaster African Dance Artist, Alain Zinzou of Senegal, Africa, will teach a dynamic, high energy African Dance Class accompanied by several Master percussion and rhythm musicians. The Master African Dance Class will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. followed by a Master Drumming Class from 3:45-5 p.m. Tuition for the Master Classes is $30 per class or $50 for both classes and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 9. For more information on the workshop, call InnerRhythms Training Centre at (530) 550-8464 or visit us on the web at http://www.innerrhythms.org. The Centre is located at 12219 Business Park Drive, Suite 3, near the Truckee Airport.5-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 Full moon snowshoeNorthstar Resort offers guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tours departing from the Nordic Center at 5 p.m. Tours will last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. and will cover approximately 6 km of terrain. Guests will enjoy a guided hike, live acoustic music, bonfire, smores and hot chocolate. Cross-County Center is located at Mid-Mountain. Please give yourself plenty of time to ride the Gondola and check in. Participants must be on Gondola by 4:45 p.m. There will be time available to be fitted for snowshoes if needed. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 children 12-and-under and $5 for snowshoe rental. Dogs on leashes are welcome. 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10Moonalice returns to the Crown Room If you missed Moonalice last summer here is a chance to redeem yourself. Catch a free show in the Crystal Bay Casinos Crown Room Saturday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. Its no secret in the Bay Area that venture capitalist Roger McNamee is a rocker at heart. By day, he does deals from his Elevation Partners office. But in his spare time, he writes songs and plays guitar for Moonalice (his old band was called The Flying Other Brothers). Visit http://www.crystalbaycasino.com for more details. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 Ski for $25 at Sugar BowlTahoe Women’s Services invites skiers and snowboarders to support Tahoe Women’s Services by purchasing a $25 all-day pass to Sugarbowl for Sunday, Jan. 11. Sugar Bowl has generously donated 1,000 tickets to Tahoe Women’s Services which means that all proceeds benefit TWS. Buy tickets online at http://www.tahoewomenservices.org. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 Snowshoe raceThe 2nd annual Northstar Snowshoe Series for runners, walkers and kids will take place on four courses. Racers can take advantage of a 5K Fun Walk/Run, a 10K competitive run, a 500M Kids Rising Star Rumble and a 1K Kids Risint Star Rumble. Entrance is $15-20 for children and $60 for adults. Visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com for more details. 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11Wine andamp; beer tasting fundraiserEnjoy beer, wine and food samplings from the areas best restaurants while raising money for the Truckee High School Class of 09 from 5-8 p.m. at the Lahontan Clubhouse. Tickets are $25 in advance at Florians Fine Wines andamp; Specialty Foods and The Pour House, or $30 at the door. Details: call (530) 559-5330.
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