Photo credit: Rob Retting
WHAT: Adults–only Historical Haunted Tour
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
WHERE: Beginning at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats at 10007 Bridge Street, Truckee 96161
TICKETS: $40 includes gifts from Squeeze In plus complimentary wine at Moody's
Expected to sell out soon - Wait list has already begin for Oct. 17!
Truckee’s most talked about autumn event, a sell out since inception
Truckee, California’s fifth Historical Haunted Tour will thrill attendees with captivating stories offering spooky and unexpected twists that will delight guests looking for a fun night out on the town.
This year’s highly anticipated performances will take place in BeSpoke, Bluestone Jewelry, LaGalleria, the sacred Masonic Lodge 200, the Railroad Depot, Tahoe Oil & Spice and The Truckee Hotel. While the script is tightly sealed until the event, the producer has shared some teasers. Musician Richard Blair will treat guests to an unforgettable song inspired by the wild women of Truckee and tales from more than four decades will emerge from The Truckee Hotel's longest running resident, one who has seen it all from middle of the night skirmishes to haunted evenings!
The Tour’s lodging partners are offering special deals that include a complimentary bottle of wine for Historical Haunted Tour attendees and reduced rates. Rooms at The Truckee Hotel are discounted to $59 to $129 (plus tax), and The Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe Truckee is offering attendees rates ranging from $129 to $199 (plus tax). Visit truckeehistorytour.org for details and contact the hotels directly for reservations.
Event proceeds benefit Trails and Vistas, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that produces annual art hikes and fieldtrips.
The incredible dedication of regional businesses and passionate volunteers contribute to the Tour’s success. Tour sponsors and raffle donors include Sunshine Tahoe, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, CoffeeBar, Johnstone Studios, Atypical Design, The Cedar House Sport Hotel, North Tahoe Catering & Ice Sculptures, Rob Retting / SNAP, Squeeze In, Tahoe Donner, Coupe Sixty-One, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Tahoe TV, Moonshine Ink, The Weekly, 101.5 and Sierra Sun.
Between the people, the panels, the thought provoking and action inspiring workshops and Farm to Table dinners, Peak Innovation is the most interesting Sierra-focused event to come to Tahoe City since I've lived in the area (2004).
Whether you are a long time resident, business owner, manager or newcomer interested in bettering your community, you will find interesting dialogue, proven models and effective strategies at the three-day conference held at Granlibakken. In addition to an incredible schedule and speaker line up, there are a variety of pre-conference offerings including training sessions designed just for organization and community leaders and managers as well as an energy retro fit tour at Granlibakken, guided hike and launch of the first ever Sierra Climate Adaptation Mitigation Partnership.
What is it? Sierra Business Council's first conference in five years - a time to connect and plan for better Sierra Nevada communities for current and future generations.
When and where is it? Wednesday, Oct. 8- Friday, Oct. 10,Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA
Who's coming? Community and business leaders from throughout the Sierra.
Who's presenting / speaking?
How much does it cost? $499 through Aug. 15 than registration jumps $100. Register here.
Discounted lodging offered through Granlibakken. You will receive a lodging discount code after registering for the conference.
Learn more and register at SierraBusiness.org.
Earth artist Andres Amador creates large scale art work in nature, and he's coming to the Sierra Nevada for this year’s Trails and Vistas Art Hikes at Spooner Lake on Sept. 6 and 7. In addition, art hikers will hear live musical performances, story telling and poetry and see innovative dances inspired by the natural world along the guided three mile long art hike in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.
Themed “Meadows to Mountains - A cultural journey,” the art hikes celebrate the environment through the arts. For example, Davis, CA based dancer Sonja Brodt, who founded Ecokinesis Dance Company, draws inspiration from her research career and American as well as Asian dance traditions. Guitarist Meri Superak, a multi-instrumentalist, will accompany Brodt with a piece inspired by Tahoe camping trip. There will be nearly a dozen original performances. The three hour long art hikes, which depart every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., are recommended for physically healthy people accustomed to hiking at altitude. In addition to the art hikes, there will be an outstanding evening concert featuring prominent and celebrated musicians from near and far on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 6.
Independent pieces combine with collaborative works for Trails and Vistas World Concert, a fundraiser in the Shakespeare Amphitheater at Sand Harbor State Park. Scarlet Rivera, well known for her contributions to Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls and Tracy Chapman, will share current work as well as collaborate with flutist Ann Licater, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre and San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra. There will be folk music by Kurt Beckering and chants by Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu culminating with the hop to your feet beats of SambaDa’. The World Concert offers even more than music. Aerialists from Tahoe FLOW Arts Studio will climb, twirl and spin on stage and muralist Susie Alexander will paint multiple pieces during the concert.
IF YOU GO: Sept. 6 and 7, 2014
A complete list of performing artists is available at http://www.trailsandvistas.org.
Art hike tickets: $40 / adults, $15 / children
World Concert tickets: $23 and up
Use promo code concert14 for a $5 discount on your World Concert ticket!
As funny as it may sound, I'm kicking off summer with the launch of Tahoe Powder, The Tahoe Weekly's new winter magazine. An early evening of fun is on tap from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at Hacienda del Lago to celebrate the launch of this new San Francisco Bay Area publication highlighting all things Tahoe.
Where else are summer celebrations in full swing this week? Throughout Tahoe City, of course!
Photo credit: Priya Hutner
1. The Challenge highlights six different areas of the incredibly scenic Tahoe Rim Trail so this summer you will be inspired to hike, bike or ride an area you may have never visited.
Maps plus driving directions to the trail heads are provided for each of the highlighted areas. And, you receive a full year membership to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and trekking T-shirt.
2. It’s fun!
3. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is dedicated to the ongoing maintenance of the trail so if you enjoy it on foot, bike, horseback, skis or snowshoes, this is a great and affordable opportunity to support the organization that is a year round steward of the trail.
Bonus: On-the-trail “Giveaway Days,” sponsored by Squeeze In, KOLO 8, CoffeeBar and other companies, offer cool specials exclusively for Trail Challenge members. After the first hike of the season everyone walked away with a great Platypus water container from Tahoe Mountain Sports and they’ll be hosting a trail shoe demo day on July 19.
We’re a sponsor of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. You can join our group, Hiking with NicoleCheslock.com, start your own team or join on your own or with your family and friends.
Looking forward to seeing you on the trail!
Before the dazzling firework show fills the sky over Lake Tahoe on Friday, July 4, the heart of Tahoe will come alive with games and activities for children and families.
From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper’s Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City’s July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will included a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and additional games. Penney the Clown will be on site, face painting and there will be live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, great lunch venues offer picnics to go as well as lakeside meals and delicious bites all within walking distance of Commons Beach. For the best of Tahoe City dining, check out the Tahoe City Downtown Association's site.
Photo credit: Niobe Burden