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Easter happenings in the Tahoe Truckee area

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The Sierra Nevada College Choir is slated to perform six pieces from Handel’s Messiah on April 24, Easter Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village.You’ve probably heard The Messiah’s Christmas section but hear other beautiful pieces written specifically for this season. If there are other singers interested in joining us for this concert, please contact Donna Axton at daxton@sierranevada.edu.Concert selections include, from the Easter portion of the Messiah, andamp;#8220;Behold the Lamb of God,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Since by Man Came Death,andamp;#8221; plus the andamp;#8220;Hallelujah Chorus.andamp;#8221;The choir invites you to celebrate this blessed occasion and true Tahoe spring. Visit http://www.sierranevada.edu.

With the snow quickly melting down at commons beach and some warmer weather on the horizon, the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce its Annual Spring Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt at Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City on Saturday, April 23. The Tahoe City Recreation Department has an exciting morning planned full exciting opportunities including face paint, games, music and more. The event is free to attend and will kick off at 10 a.m. with the Easter Egg Hunts.For more information on this event or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shaun, Recreation Coordinator for the TCPUD Recreation Department at 530-583-3440 ext. 14.

Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is hosting their annual Easter Egg hunt at the Truckee Regional Park on Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. sharp!The Easter Bunny arrives at 11 a.m. There will be prizes, balloons, best hat and best basket contest. Children will be divided into groups by age, call 530-582-7720

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort April 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Make room in that Easter basket to fit a season pass to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Guests will have the chance to comb the mountain for a golden egg containing a midweek and Sunday season pass in the free adult Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden across all of Alpine’s 2,400 acres, but only one will be gold. Ski school will host another annual favorite: the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt. This free contest begins at noon in the Tiegel Terrain Park, and there will be plenty of Easter candy for all! Visit http://www.skialpine.com.

Combine an Easter egg hunt with an avalanche beacon search practice session, and the result is the 5th Annual Beacon andamp; Eggs beacon search contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Beacon andamp; Eggs is a fun, free beacon hunt out on the mountain on Sunday, April 24. Avalanche beacons will be buried in a one-acre area at Alpine Meadows. The hidden beacons are wrapped in a protective pad and placed below the snow surface, which are then groomed over via snowcat to hide any andamp;#8220;hintsandamp;#8221; as to their whereabouts. Competitors will start en masse and race on-foot in search the buried backpacks using their beacons in andamp;#8220;searchandamp;#8221; mode. Competitors work individually or in teams (up to four people), sharing the prizes for recovering the beacon. Competitors redeem a found beacon, which corresponds to an incredible prize pack, including outdoor and adventure gear from local sporting goods stores. andamp;#8220;The annual Beacon andamp; Eggs contest is a great opportunity for skiers and riders to practice their search andamp; rescue technique and win great prizes while doing itandamp;#8221; said Ken Bokelund of Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol. andamp;#8220;It’s a fun event that really helps people to hone some important skills.andamp;#8221; Free registration is at the Beacon andamp; Eggs event tent near the top of Subway Chair Lift (next to the base lodge) from 9-11:45 a.m. with a noon start. Call 530-583-4232 or visit http://www.SkiAlpine.com.

In addition to the delicious Easter Brunch, Tahoe Donner will host the Easter Eggstravaganza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Lodge. All children are welcome to participate in the carnival games, face painting, bounce house and crafts. The fun also includes magic acts, musical entertainment from Todd Wees and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Golden eggs, filled with special treats, will be hidden around the property for the egg hunt, which starts at noon. The Lodge Restaurant andamp; Pub is located at 12850 Northwoods Blvd., 530-587-9455 or visit http://www.thelodge-tahoe.com.


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