North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2019

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North Lake Tahoe locals are known to embrace the last days of summer with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy the sunshine before the weather turns. And along with skateboarding, golfing, and perhaps mountain biking, hiking and boating, there are also some great opportunities to drink good wine and enjoy the lake. Therefore, here are some fun events that combine the best of what Tahoe has to offer this August:

Aug. 3: Live Music with Truth cARTel at Alibi Ale Works

Local singer/songwriter Ben Fuller is kicking off August with a live show at the new Alibi Ale Works at 931 Tahoe Boulevard. From 9pm until midnight, Ben Fuller and experimental reggae-dub band Truth cARTel will be rocking the house with plenty of good beer and good vibes all night long. www.alibialeworks.com

Aug. 11: Thunderfaire at the Thunderbird Lodge

As the kids start getting ready to go back to school, adults 21 and up will still have a chance to enjoy the last days of summer at the famed Thunderbird Lodge. On August 11 from 4pm-8pm it will host its annual Thunderfaire- an evening comprised of delicious food and wine provided by regionally renowned chefs and vintners against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Tahoe. Along with tasting tantalizing treats and drinks, roam through George Whittell’s interesting estate and peek at his card room, boat house, expansive gardens, and underground opium den. Raffles, a silent auction, and other entertainment will also be happening at Thunderbird Lodge that evening. https://thunderbirdtahoe.org/

Aug. 16-17: Skate the Lake on Tahoe’s West Shore

For its 15th year in a row, skateboarders, roller skaters, and anyone else with a pair of wheels will all be rolling together during B4BC’s Skate the Lake. Tahoe locals and guests spend the year fundraising for Boarding for Breast Cancer to raise awareness and end the debilitating disease. Then, everyone gets together on Tahoe’s West Shore and skates 19-22 miles from Sugar Pine State Park up to Squaw Valley and back down to Tahoe City. Yoga, food trucks, live music, raffle prizes, and more area also part of the event. https://b4bc.org/skatethelake/

All Month Long: Visit the Incline Village Golf Courses

The Incline Village Championship Course and the Mountain Course always have something going on to introduce more people to the sport of golf. For instance, every Thursday evening in August head over to 690 Wilson Way and partake in Nine & Wine- a weekly event that involves a 9-hole scramble followed by delectable appetizers and wine tasting from the week’s featured winery.

On August 15, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) will also be leading a nature walk at the Championship Course on 955 Fairway Boulevard. Starting at 8am, partake in a leisurely stroll around the holes as you learn about Tahoe’s native flora and fauna as well as the golf courses’ part in maintaining its Audubon certification. The nature walk is an hour long and attendees walk a half-mile. www.golfincline.com.

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All Month Long: Eat at the Mountain High Sandwich Company

Located on Country Club Way across from the Hyatt (and next to Incline Spirits) in Incline Village, a delicious sandwich shop run by friendly, longtime locals offers wholesome and organic lunch items. Enjoy vegetarian and gluten-free items, such as the house-smoked BBQ tofu sandwich smothered in Incline Village-made Small Batch BBQ sauce or a Veggie Ruben made with marinated tempeh. Mountain High’s veggie breakfast burritos are pretty dang delicious, too. www.mountainhighsandwichco.com

— Kayla Anderson
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