This week’s action: Earth Day, closing day and bad parlays (opinion) |

This week’s action: Earth Day, closing day and bad parlays (opinion)

The South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival typically attracts more than 1,000 attendees to Bijou Community Park.
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A powder day for closing weekend? It’s happened plenty of times before and a couple inches are possible Friday. While Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Mount Rose Ski Tahoe will keep trucking for a few more weeks, this weekend is it for chairlift-aided ski runs at the South Shore. Heavenly Mountain Resort is open through the weekend via the resort’s gondola. Get it before it’s gone. Here are a couple more picks for the South Shore this weekend:

Earth Day

An annual tradition, this community driven event is a staple of the spring. It boasts plenty of activities for kids and adults, and it’s free. Even when the weather doesn’t cooperate, people still turn out. The tentative outlook is for the weather to clear by late Saturday morning, so it should be all good.

Burton Cummings

Until very recently, and somewhat ashamedly, my knowledge of the Guess Who was limited to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” in which he says the Canadian band has “the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic.” I can’t vouch for the statement, but I do know the group has written more hits than I realized, including “American Woman.” A former member of the group, Burton Cummings, performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, and he’ll have plenty of the Guess Who songs in tow.

Head to The Sports Book

The NBA and NHL are both into their first round of playoffs and baseball is just coming out of hibernation. There’s also a UFC event headlined by Jon “Bones” Jones this Saturday night. The combination of sports means there will be enough wacky parlays available to keep you entertained through the weekend and beyond. It should be a great couple of days for sports watching and betting, and Tahoe is a great place for both.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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