Labor Day events for foodies, families and bargain hunters
August 31, 2012
West Shore Cafandamp;#8217;s Full Moon RisingThe West Shore Caf will hold two Full Moon Rising Celebrations, a spotlight on the moon rising over Lake Tahoe, joining locals and visitors alike for live music and comfort food. When the full moon rises, a solo musician will perform while standing at the end of the pier. The lights will be dimmed and service will be suspended so guests may enjoy the beautiful sight Aug. 31.The West Shore Caf andamp; Inn is located at 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood.Bacon, Beer andamp; BluegrassSet for Saturday, Sept. 1, three bastions of summer come together at the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn, culminating in the ultimate Labor Day Weekend celebration. Bacon, Beer + Bluegrass invites all for a day of tasty bacon morsels paired with delicious microbrews. Bacon Beer + Bluegrass is the kick-off event for the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, long considered one of the region’s premier gourmet events.Absynth Quintet will perform on the lakefront lawn 2-5 p.m., with Emily Tessmer continuing in the evening.The West Shore Caf andamp; Inn is located at 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood.Labor Day Weekend Family Bed andamp; Breakfast PackageThe Resort at Squaw Creek Labor Day Family Bed andamp; Breakfast Package includes gourmet breakfast for up to two adults and two children (12-and-under) with nightly accommodations in a Deluxe Forest View Guestroom. Starting at $219 per night, per room, the package is available through Sept. 3. Rates are subject to availability and restrictions apply.During the Labor Day weekend, guests at Resort at Squaw Creek will find an array of activities, from bocce ball and croquet to tie-dye T-shirt making and sandamp;#8217;mores roasts at the outdoor fire pits. Live music and poolside barbecue will be offered at the pool on Saturday and Sunday. A drive-in movie takes place on Saturday evening of the holiday weekend. On the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course, kids 17-and-under play for free with paying adult through Sept. 3. For more information or reservations visit http://www.visitsquawcreek.com and utilize promo code LDRSC, or call 800-401-9501.Truckee Sports Exchange announces Labor Day Saleand 2012 Guess the First Snow Day ContestThe Truckee Sports Exchange, recently voted andamp;#8220;Best Sporting Goods Store in Truckee North Tahoeandamp;#8221; has announced their first ever Labor Day Sale, Sept. 1-3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., offering huge discounts as well a contest to win a $500 gift certificate. The sale will feature discounts up to 75 percent off of last yearandamp;#8217;s winter goods including apparel, helmets goggles and more, 50 percent off of all cross country ski gear, snowshoes and this summerandamp;#8217;s clothing, footwear and backpacking inventory. Discounts will also include 30 percent off kayaks and accessories and 20 percent off all climbing and disc golf inventory. All stand up paddleboards will be discounted up to $150 during the sale. While adults shop, children are invited to rock climb for free in the Sport Exchangeandamp;#8217;s indoor climbing gym.Shoppers are also invited to participate in a contest to guess the first day that the Truckee Sports Exchange will receive three inches of snow on their doorstep. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Sports Exchange; entry will be free during the Labor Day Sale. Sports Exchange shoppers can show their receipts at Diegoandamp;#8217;s Beyond Bueno Mexican restaurant across the street and enjoy unlimited $1 tacos throughout Labor Day weekend.Located at 10095 West River Street, the store is also home to an indoor bouldering gym, Cyclepaths, and Tahoe Mountain Guides. Visit http://www.truckeesportsexchange.com or call 530-582-4510.Historic Downtown Truckee Labor Day Arts and Crafts FestivalSaturday Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Truckeeandamp;#8217;s walkable historic mountain setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street. Truckee will be brimming with art and activity during the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Labor Day Festival . Hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchantandamp;#8217;s Association, this free event welcomes everyone to browse and shop among the original work of artists and crafters from across the western United States showcasing their handcrafted creations including original photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and much more.The locale offers something for everyone, whether you want to visit the town’s first jail, meet and patronize artists and craftspeople, stroll along the river, shop among the many independent boutique stores or eat at any one of over a dozen restaurants.23rd Annual Foam Fest to benefit Disabled SportsSept. 1, 2-6 p.m., KT Base Bar Sundeck at Squaw Valley. Beer enthusiasts can sample more than 50 craft beers when Disabled Sports USA Far West hosts its 23rd annual Foam Fest. The festival will be held on the KT Base Bar Sundeck at Squaw Valley this year which is an exciting new venue and date! This yearandamp;#8217;s Foam Fest will feature rockinandamp;#8217; blues music from Johnny andamp;#8220;Guitarandamp;#8221; Knox and Ro Harpo and the Blues Busters. (You may want to bring a lawn chair for concert listening.)The Foam Fest is one of the most highly anticipated local events of the year that helps kick off the winter ski season. It is a gathering of good friends who enjoy good beer and getting together to support a good cause! All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West.This yearandamp;#8217;s event will also include the famous andamp;#8220;Hit the Slopesandamp;#8221; raffle featuring season passes to Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Northstar, Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe X-Country, and the incredible California Gold Pass! Tickets are $25 for unlimited beer sampling and also includes 4 10-oz. beers. Admission is free for non-samplers, however a donation appreciated.For tickets and more information please visit http://www.disabledsports.net or call 530-581-4161.Northstar Labor Day Weekend Kids ActivitiesSept.1-2, noon-4 p.m. Take the kids out to the Village at Northstar this Labor Day weekend for lots of fun activities for all ages! The following activities will take place in the Village: Strolling clown, strolling stilt walker andamp; balloon twister, strolling magician, free face painting by the base of the Big Springs Gondola.There will also be sidewalk chalk available for kids to show their inner artist along the Village pavers. Chalk will be provided in Mine or by the base of the Big Springs Gondola.Donandamp;#8217;t forget to check out the STRIDER Cup andamp; Adventure Zone, taking place at the same time! For more information about additional Labor Day Weekend activities, visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.Labor Day Patio Party and Breast Cancer BenefitTo send summer out with a bang, the River Ranch will throw a Labor Day Patio Party Monday, Sept. 3. The party will get going at 2:30 p.m. and the days events will include live music, drink specials and a great raffle. Come help celebrate and help raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. The River Ranch Lodgeandamp;#8217;s Executive Chef Julia Walter will participate in the Foundationandamp;#8217;s two-day, 40-mile Avon walk in Santa Barbara Sept. 22-23, and $1,800 per person needs to be raised in order to participate. andamp;#8220;Every year our team sets goals for raising money and we try to raise our goal each year. I set my goal at $4,000 so as a team we can hopefully raise up to $20,000,andamp;#8221; said Walter. This is where the community can help by coming out to the River Ranch for the afternoon where prizes will be raffled off including a new snowboard, gift certificates to Bar of America, Bridgetender and rounds of golf at Greyandamp;#8217;s Crossing among others.Local band Truckee Tribe is scheduled to play on the patio starting at 2:30 p.m. This bandandamp;#8217;s unique style incorporates roots reggae, a solid foundation for executing dub, hip-hop, ska, funk, and rock.The patio bar will be open until early evening offering $3 Gordon Biersch and $5 River Rum Punches. The patio barbecue will be open serving burgers and other fare hot off the grill. The River Ranch Caf Menu will also be available at the inside bar starting at 4:30 p.m. for those wanting a little more. The deck at the River Ranch will be open daily until mid September and then weekends. The restaurant is open nightly for dinner and reservations are recommended. The River Ranch is located at the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road. Call 530-583-4264 for more information. Labor Day Sale in the Village at Squaw ValleyThose looking for the best deals on ski and snowboard gear for the whole family can head to the Labor Day sale at Squaw Valley. Shoppers can save up to 80 percent off on skis and outwear from top brands such as Volkl, Marker, KJUS, Dakine, Burton, K2 and Line. The sale will be set up on First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley (next to Uncorked) from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Celebrate the Anniversary of Teaserandamp;#8217;sGold Cup Regatta VictoriesSept. 1-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Keeping the Spirit of the Twenties alive, the Tahoe Maritime Museum is celebrating Teaserandamp;#8217;s 1925 Gold Cup Regatta Wins. Teaser raced 35 times around the 3-mile course for the 150-mile race, and win the International Trophy. She took the lead in the first lap and held it all the way to the finish line. Come learn about some of her other notable accomplishments including traveling faster than the famous Twentieth Century Limited passenger train in New York. Eighty-seven years after her International Trophy Win at the Gold Cup Regatta, see Teaser on display in the museum parking lot in Homewood. Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood.Old Greenwoodandamp;#8217;s Labor Day Weekend Tent SaleTahoe Mountain Club is ready to help get golfers outfitted for next year. Between Friday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Greenwood and The Golf Club at Grayandamp;#8217;s Crossing invite the community to join them for their annual Labor Day weekend Tent Sale event.Old Greenwood will be entertaining guests throughout the tent sale with live music on Friday, free golf clinics throughout the weekend, and libations in the afternoon. Guests are also encouraged to participate in hourly prize drawings, featuring a grand prize of a round of golf for two at both Old Greenwood and Grayandamp;#8217;s Crossing. Featuring brands such as Titleist, Footjoy, Nike, Adidas, Cutter andamp; Buck and boasting discounts up to 80 percent off on apparel and merchandise, the annual Labor Day weekend Tent Sale is the perfect way to get coveted golf gear at a great price while enjoying the last bit of summer.Old Greenwood is located just one mile east of downtown Truckee, off Interstate 80, exit 190. For additional information, visit: http://www.OldGreenwoodGolf.com. For tee times, golf information, or information on the tent sale call the Pro Shop at 530-550-7010. Education and Entertainmentat the Kings Beach Library!Annual Blowout Booksale! Friends of the Kings Beach Library host a mega sale on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations welcome! Please come by to browse and buy. Proceeds support programming and materials for the Kings Beach Library. Volunteers needed!Have an electronic reader (Kindle, Nook etc.) but are confounded by it? Want to download books for free from the library catalog? Come to our eBooks class taught by our county expert and learn how to master it! Sept. 12, noon-2 p.m. Call KB Library at 530- 546-2021 for details.September is the American Library Associationandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;Sign-up for a Library Cardandamp;#8221; month. Kings Beach Library is working in conjunction with local schools to encourage children to use their local library to enhance their education. Free computer use, WiFi, tutoring and of course books! Any student who comes by the Kings Beach Library in September and gets a library card (parents must be present) will be entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire eReader!Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Kings Beach. 530-546-2021.Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s huge sale at Truckee High SchoolGear up for winter with some incredibly cool summer prices, as Sugar Bowl Resort clears out their inventory of skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, accessories and more, bringing all items to the Truckee High School parking lot Sept. 1-3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Brands on sale include Volkl, K2, Nordica, Burton, Ride, Bogner, Arc Teryx, Spyder, Patagonia, Helly Hansen, Nikita, Vans, Rome, Union, Oakley, 686, Spacecraft, Sessions, Holden, Dakine, Sugar Bowl logo items and more, with skis and boards starting at just $190.For more information on Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Labor Day winter ski and snowboard blowout sale, visit http://www.sugarbowl.com/winter-gear-sale.Sugar Bowl Resort, home to authentic alpine adventure, has been serving up some of the finest skiing andamp; riding in the Tahoe region since 1939.Tahoe TV presents Concertsat Commons Beach Guitar RaffleBe sure to get your raffle ticket to win this yearandamp;#8217;s guitar signed by all the summer bands at the Sunday, Sept. 2 show. Your pledge of $10 will support the continuation of these free Sunday shows and is much appreciated. Visit http://www.tahoetopia.com/commons to enter the drawing for the Commemorative Autographed Guitar taking place on Sept. 9, entry deadline Sept. 8.Once you have completed the form and we’ve received your donation your name will be included in the drawing. Concerts at Commons Beach is produced by the Tahoe City Downtown Association and the Tahoe City Public Utility District. Major sponsors include Alaskan Brewing Company, Martin Codax Winery, Tahoe Dave’s Skis andamp; Boards, Homewood Mountain Resort, The Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant, Wolfdale’s Restaurant, the West Shore Caf, Pominandamp;#8217;s Tahoe Hot Tubs, Charter Communications and Belgard Hardscapes.