After a one-year hiatus, the Truckee Duckee Derbee returns to the River Ranch Lodge on June 24.
Billed as the “most unpredictable two minutes in Tahoe,” this year’s event will mark the official summer opening of River Ranch’s popular outdoor patio.
The rubber duck races, which were canceled last year because of high water conditions, benefit the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. The afternoon’s festivities also include live music provided by the After Eights on the outdoor patio, a barbecue, drink specials, raffle, the hilarious “Dogz in Dudz” K-9 costume contest, and the “Cool Catz in Hatz” contest open to all “human” attendees.
Once again a local canine will be honored as the TDD’s “Pet of Honor.” This year’s recipient is Leana who was found abandoned on Donner Summit emaciated and with a bullet fragment in her head. Through the efforts of the HSTT, Leana was rescued, rehabilitated and adopted. She now serves as a therapy dog.
The pre-race party and registration starts at 1pm. Cost to sponsor a duck is $10 and the top three ducks win cash. There is no cost to enter the K-9 costume or hat contest.
Ducks may be purchased online prior to the event and Derbee winners need not be present to collect cash prizes.
The 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show, Love is a National Treasure, shines light on the diversity of the community.
The opening is June 30 from 2 to 8pm at Benko Art Gallery, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. The exhibit runs through July 8.
Work from Tahoe artists Scott Forrest, Shelley Zentner, Red Stickman, Catherine Schoen, Hayden Tencher, and emerging artists from South Tahoe High School will be on display. Local musician Hailie Hay will be performing new music. This event is free and open to the public.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Live Violence Free. Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and basic needs.
Benko Gallery in South Lake Tahoe is hosting a solo art exhibit featuring the collected works of Jennifer McEuen on Aug. 18, 5-10pm. The exhibit theme Devotion is expressed through McEuen’s paintings, which delve into expanded perceptions with a strong grounding in realism. Live music will be part of the festivities.