Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe’s 2010 “An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting” Event

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will host “An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting” on November 12, from 6 to 9:30pm, at Harrah’s Convention Center in Stateline. The event raises money to fund the many projects and programs sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe. They will be showcasing over 18 local area restaurants and 30 vintners this year. Guests will again have an opportunity to vote for their favorite winery and restaurant.

Tickets are $65 each. For information on purchasing, contact Drew Kondo at 530.545.1831 or drew@southtahoehouses.com. Please remember that all participants must be at least 21 to attend.

In addition to the main event there will be a silent auction and a raffle. You may purchase raffle tickets at $5 each or a book of 5 for $20. The raffle allows you the chance to win one of three prizes: (1) a wine cellar with 20 bottles of premium wine – valued at $850; (2) $300 in Mega Bucks pulls at Harrah’s Tahoe; 2 nights for 2 of wine tasting at MSU event in Billings, Montana (May 13-14th, 2011); and 2 nights’ accommodations in Billings plus $200 travel money – valued at $1,350; (3) a hand-made queen-size quilt created by Bobbi Cole that is priceless.

For the past 40 years, all monies raised by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe have been directed back into the community through educational scholarships, youth activity sponsorships, the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, and numerous other projects that enhance services and the quality of life in the community.

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm
Drew Kondo | Category: South Lake Tahoe Events | Tagged , , ,

South Tahoe’s 4th of July Spectacular

With Independence Day one week away, I want to discuss South Lake Tahoe’s 4th of July experience. IT IS INCREDIBLE. Our fireworks display, Lights on the Lake, is rated amongst the top in the nation by many. Seeking tourists, Tahoe casinos invest a ton of money into the pyrotechnics. Here are a few reviews I found on the internet:

MSNBC.com – Top 6 in the U.S.
American Pyrotechnics Association – #4 in the U.S.
FireworksGuide.com – #9 in the U.S.

The fireworks, however, aren’t the only reason why our July 4th is so special. The atmosphere is festive wherever you go, whether it’s Nevada Beach, Regan Beach, Baldwin Beach, the Tahoe Queen, M.S. Dixie, or even your own boat. Firework displays begin on the north side of the lake in Truckee and Incline Village. They can be seen from the south shore and provide a good appetizer for the fireworks to come. After these shows finish, the lights of hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of boats can be seen traversing the lake for the south shore show. Before it begins, lights scatter the south side of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding shore. The fireworks spectacular is outstanding. Tune your radio to KRLT-FM 93.9 or KOWL-AM 1490 to hear a music broadcast synced with the fireworks. After thirty minutes, there will be a grand finale. Stick around afterward to see all the lights on the lake disperse to their various marinas, piers, and launches.

South Lake Tahoe has the best 4th of July I’ve ever experienced. There’s good reason it’s ranked amongst the top in the nation! When you can, I highly recommend you experience it for yourself.

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm
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