The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) will host the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.
The event includes guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a bird art contest for all ages, information on migratory birds and spotting scope use, and a presentation by Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford that includes live birds of prey.
Art submissions (photography, sculptures, drawing, paintings, etc.) for the bird art contest may be submitted to Rena Escobedo at email@example.com or dropped off before June 4, 2013, at the LTBMU office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
In preparation for a Spanish-speaking bird walk at the Bird Festival, the LTBMU will offer Spanish-speaking parents and their children an opportunity to attend an owl survey in May. During this shared nature experience, participants will learn about the history of the Forest Service and the owl survey area. Participants will also learn about possible career choices by attending a night in the life of a wildlife biologist.
Additional participants of the Bird Festival include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California State Parks.
There are more details on the festival main page at this link.
And more details on the festival’s free, guided off-site bird walks at this link.
Wildfire Awareness Week sparks an important time for homeowners in the Lake Tahoe Basin to reduce the risk of wildfire on their property and around their home. Join local fire protection agencies for a fun-filled Wildfire Awareness Week Kick-off event, Saturday, May 25th to learn about fire safety and creating defensible space. With a dry summer ahead, fire districts are reminding everyone that fuel reduction is not a “bunch of hot air,” and will be offering free tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) to show the effects of recent wildfires as well as views of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
When: Saturday, May 25th, 8am – 12 pm
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa parking lot and adjacent Pony Express Field
What: Tethered hot air balloon rides, 8 – 11am (weather permitting); Pancake breakfast, 8 – 11:30am; Family fun zone with activities, Smokey Bear & firefighter photo opportunities.
Information booths featuring local fire protection services. Defensible space demonstrations, fire engines and exhibits. For more information on this fun family event and how to protect your home, visit: http://www.livingwithfire.info/wildfire-awareness-week or call (530) 542-2571
The second annual Lake Tahoe Home and Garden Show will be held Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event will be at the Recreation Complex Gymnasium on Rufus Allen Blvd. It will feature live music, food, door prizes, drawing prizes, and free admission. Friday’s event will be open to the public from 4pm to 8pm, and will be open Saturday from 10am until 6pm. Vendors for all types of services and goods that relate to anything for the home, garden, maintenance, protection, decorating, auto, health, fitness, and recreation will be available. The Master Gardeners will answer questions, and the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will provide a public service by allowing hands on practice on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Lake Valley Fire will present on Defensible Space around your home. Second Chances will be offering short classes on how to re-purpose just about anything for your home, garden, or auto.
Here are some of the Vendors that are already confirmed:
* Beachcomber Inn
* Awning Pros
* CML Distributors
* Affordable Construction
* Second Chances
* Cachet Candles
* I Can Fix That!
* Identity Theft Shield
* Upgrade Media Network
* Decorative Overlays
* Larry Jackson Log Homes
* Jamba Juice
* Legal Shield
* Tastefully Simple
* A Brush with Kindness - Habitat for Humanity
* Don’s Cakes by the Lake
* Master Gardeners
For more information, please go to www.goldenbearevents.weebly.com or call JoAnn at 530/544-7412.
Tahoe Snowcial, slated for February 27th through March 2nd, will bring top minds from the worlds of digital storytelling, snowsports and social media to Heavenly Mountain Resort. The fifth annual Tahoe Snowcial is a winter social media and technology festival that celebrates a common passion for snow and provides attendees with insights from some of the most innovative players in the market today.
· Tariq M. Shaukat, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Caesars Entertainment.
· David Armano, managing director at Edelman Digital Chicago.
· Patrick Harrington, technical team lead of Walmart Labs.
· Michael Jaquet, vice president and chief marketing officer, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.
· Stanley Hainsworth, chairman and chief creative officer, Tether.
· Barbara DeLollis, travel reporter for USA Today.
· Chris Steiner, co-founder of Aisle50.
· Ian Swinson, senior director of user experience at Salesforce.com.
· Chris Heuer, specialist leader of social business at Deloitte Digital.
Snowcial is a one-of-a-kind winter conference that attracts an elite community of global snowsports enthusiasts who come together every year since 2009 to connect with their passion for snow, link turns with their friends and share their stories online. Created by hardcore skiers and snowboarders and set in one of the world’s most iconic snowsports locations, Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, Snowcial puts as much emphasis on interaction as it does education, providing opportunities to develop personally as well as professionally, both on the mountain and off.
For more information about the event please visit their website http://www.tahoesnowcial.com/
OPEN HOUSE, February 2nd and 16th, Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1511 Ojibwa Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Wonderful home in extremely quiet private setting. Forest land across street and in back. Beautifully maintained with log accents. Includes snow blower, Refrigerator/freezer, Washer, Dryer, Custom display cabinets in great room, Custom cabinets in Garage, most furniture (in accordance with owner`s inventory). Back deck has flower boxes with a drip system as well as natural gas access for a barbeque. Bear box in place.
- 4 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 2 Car Garage
- Built in 2003
- 2,479 sqft of living space