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Historic Tahoe City Walking Tour
North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is offering a free, guided tour of the legends, facts and history of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City. Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. meet in front of Blue Agave; 425 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Lead by resident Karen Willcuts, Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home. For more information call the Gatekeeper’s Museum at 530-583-1762.
Old Timers Picnic, Old Jail Museum exhibit
The Truckee Donner Historical Society invites you to attend the 34th Annual Old Timers’ Picnic & History Expo on Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Truckee River Regional Park, Brockway Road. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of history with the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Sierra Valley Historical Society, Incline-Crystal Bay Historical Society, Truckee Donner Railroad Society, Donner Summit Historical Society, Sons of Union Veterans Camp 25. Richard Blair will entertain with songs from “The Streets of Truckee.”
TDHS also invites you to the Old Jail Museum on Jibboom Street in Truckee for the “Jacob Teeter and the Law History of Truckee” new exhibit grand opening on July 20, 11 a.m., with performances by the Railroad Regulators.
Visit TruckeeHistory.org or call 530-582-0893.
Wacky, wild, Waterpalooza
On July 19 and 20 and Aug. 10 and 11 Waterpalooza will take place at Tahoe Donner, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy water-themed fun and games including mega slip ‘n slides, Aqua Blaster, water war zone and more on the golf driving range, 12750 Northwoods Blvd. Barbecue lunch will be available. Cost is $15 per person for an unlimited wristband or individual tickets at $1 each.
Visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400.
Sugar Pine Point State Park nature hike
Join the Sierra State Parks Foundation on Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. for a leisurely hike through Sugar Pine Point State Park on Lake Tahoe’s West shore. Biologist and renowned educator Dr. David Stronck will share the natural wonders of the forested area.
Identify common trees, learn about their history and uses, with a special emphasis on the Sugar pine. A picnic lunch and cold drinks will be waiting at the Hellman-Ehrman estate picnic grounds. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch and parking. Proceeds benefit SSPF, for information or tickets call 530-583-9911 or visit www.SierraStateParks.org.
Sleeping Beauty, slightly off the wall
Reno Little Theatre will present “Sleeping Beauty: a tale told slightly off the wall” at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area, 8318 North Lake Blvd., on Saturday, July 19, 7-8:30 p.m. A fractured fairytale, this is free theatrical entertainment for the family, as well as an affectionate pie-in-the-face of children’s theater. Things go right; things go wrong, things go wrong but right enough. Will the good and three fairies succeed in hiding princess? Will they find a prince with a good memory? And where’s the janitor? Find out in this edge-of-your-seat story. Sponsored in part by the Tahoe Library Coalition. Call the Incline Village Library at 775-832-4130 for details.
Family-friendly bug night
To celebrate National Moth Week, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will host a family-friendly bug night at Donner Memorial State Park on Wednesday, July 23. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., researchers from University of Nevada, Reno will set up black lights to attract moths and insects. Whether you have a scientific interest or simply want to experience a unique nature activity, stop by the camp amphitheater to see some of the hundreds of native species. For more information about TINS visit www.tinsweb.org.
Horse skills riding clinic
Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association (TDHA) will present a second in a series of riding clinics with Sherry Gibb on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds McIver Arena. Gibb has 35 years of experience of raising, training and showing registered APHA, AQHA and Arabian horses. She specializes in All Around horse and horsemanship skills. This clinic will focus on using your body more to effectively ride your horse with a light feel. A horse’s foot is directly connected to its mind — learn how to control those feet.
The clinic $80 for TDHA members or $100 per horse for non-members. Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register. Space for riders is limited so early sign up is recommended. Auditors are welcome.
Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens
The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.
Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.