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August Events Roundup for Tahoe Donner


By: Tahoe Donner Association

Truckee, Calif. August 1, 2013 – It's the peak of summer and there are plenty of events taking place at Tahoe Donner throughout August including another wet and wild Waterpalooza event, mountain bike camps, equestrian camps and more. Fall is also right around the corner and excitement is building for one of our biggest events of the year, Fall Festival. Following is a list of what's coming up at Tahoe Donner's restaurants and amenities. All are open to the public.

Tahoe Donner Recreation Program Events:

Aug. 10-11: Waterpalooza

Tahoe Donner's third annual Waterpalooza is a two-day summer celebration of water-themed fun and games, a mega slip'n slide, and pool facilities. It all happens at Tahoe Donner's Trout Creek Recreation Center and driving range August 10-11. As an added bonus, The Truckee Donner Public Utility District will also be holding a free toilet exchange on Saturday, August 10. Cost is $15 for an unlimited wristband or $1 per ticket; food, games and ride ticket prices vary. For more information call 530-587-9437 or www.Tahoedonner.com/rec-programs.

Tahoe Donner Bikeworks

Tahoe Donner Bikeworks rentals, and guided rides

Looking for something fun to do? Rent some bikes and explore the area! Tahoe Donner Bikeworks offers bike rentals and guided rides on its extensive trail system, with a home base at the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center offering easy access into the pristine Euer Valley. The bike fleet is stocked with a variety of Giant brand bikes from road bikes, comfort bikes and hard tails to full-suspension mountain bikes. A full array of family options, including kids' bikes, trail-a-bikes and trailers for little ones, are also offered. For more information, call 530-582-9694 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/bikeworks.

Aug. 10-11: Kid's Mountain Bike Camps at Tahoe Donner's Bikeworks

Open to kids ages 10-18 who can ride a bike for one and a half hours at a time, these camps run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. The focus is on providing a fun, safe environment where kids can improve their general mountain biking skills while exploring the trails of Tahoe Donner. Guides have years of experience teaching kids to become better riders. Cost for the camp is $80 per child. Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. For more information, call 530-582-9694 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/bikeworks.

Day Camp

Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16: CILT (Campers in Leadership Training)

Campers in Leadership Training is an intensive five-day program in which your camper will experience all that leadership training has to offer. Campers will be required to keep a journal of daily notes and thoughts about their experience. This is an experiential-based learning program in which the campers will participate in in-depth team-building, wilderness medicine, leadership development, outdoor living skills, hands-on camp counselor experience and personal growth. The cost is $ 219 ($199 for Tahoe Donner residents). For more information, call 530-587-9493 or www.tahoedonner.com/day-camps.

Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

Aug. 9 and Aug. 23: Cowgirls and Cocktails Ride

On select Fridays, cowgirls are invited to gather for an early evening trail ride followed by beer, wine and appetizers on the deck at the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. Cowboys welcome too! Enjoy a meandering trail ride through highland meadows and forests and then relax on our deck overlooking another beautiful meadow, nibbling on appetizers and sipping a frosty beer or glass of wine. It's a great way to kick off the weekend! Trail ride is from 5-6 p.m. followed by drinks and appetizers from 6-7 p.m. This event is for adults ages 21 and up. The event cost is $65 per person; Tahoe Donner residents $55. For more information, call 530-587-9470 or www.tahoedonner.com/equestrian

Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Aug. 31: Saturday Night Barbecue

The Saturday Night Barbecue is a family favorite and sure to delight the young and young-at-heart. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with games, wagon rides, crafts, contests, dress-up and a delicious gourmet barbecue. Play a game of horseshoes or try your hand at throwing a rope. Bring the camera for pictures at the dress-up photo station with Old West and Renaissance costumes and backdrops. A family water balloon toss finishes off the evening. On the menu are hot dogs, veggie burgers and hamburgers with an extensive topping bar. Ranch beans, salads, desserts and campfire s'mores round out the menu. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks are also served. Reservations are required with a 72-hour cancellation policy. The cost is $45 per person (Tahoe Donner residents $34); inquire about children's rates. For more information, call 530-587-9470 or www.tahoedonner.com/equestrian.

Aug. 26- Sept. 30: After-School Group Lesson

New this fall, after-school group lessons are offered in late August and September for beginner through intermediate riders ages 8 and up who ride Western or English (non-jumping). Adults are welcome but classes will be mostly children. Students will groom, saddle, ride and unsaddle in each session. The lessons are offered August 26 through September 30, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The costis $75 per session for members ($70 for Tahoe Donner residents). For more information, call 530-587-9470 or www.tahoedonner.com/equestrian.

Sept. 14: Pony Pajama Party

Kids will also love the Pony Pajama Party that is scheduled for Sept. 14. This event includes a fun afternoon of horsey activities including riding, horse decorating, games and crafts with a kid's barbecue in the evening followed by movies and a cozy indoor camp-out. Breakfast will be served the next morning before the 9 a.m. pick-up. The Pony Pajama Party is for kids ages 8-14 and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $110 ($90 for Tahoe Donner residents). Reservations are required. For more information, call 530-587-9470 or www.tahoedonner.com/equestrian.

Tahoe Donner Golf

Golf Clinics

A variety of clinics offered this summer through the end of September include chipping/pitching, bunker/sand basics, putting, driving and full-swing irons. There are clinics for juniors as well as an introduction to golf for beginners. Clinics are approximately one hour and run daily through the end of September. Adult clinics are $20 per person and junior clinics are $15 per child (ages 6 to 14). For more information, call 530-587-9443 or www.tahoedonner.com/golf.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub:

Full Lunch Menu through Sept. 2

Enjoy lunch out on the new deck, served daily at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Sept. 2.

Music on the Porch: Wednesdays, through Aug. 28

Every Wednesday, a different artist will play live music from 6-9 p.m. on the porch at Tahoe Donner's Lodge Restaurant & Pub.

The lineup for August includes the following:

Aug. 7: Jody Sweet
Aug. 14: Ann Marie Sheridan
Aug. 21: Keith Shannon
Aug. 28: Emily Tessmer

For more information, call the Lodge Restaurant & Pub at 530-587-9455, or visit www.tahoedonner.com/the-lodge

Happy Hour

Throughout the summer the pub will be hosting happy hour from Sunday-Thursday with drink specials and 25 percent off small plates, soups and salads from 4-6 p.m. Happy hour discounts are valid in the pub only and may not be combined with any other offer. For more information, visit www.tahoedonner.com/the-lodge or call 530-587-9455.

Early Bird Happy Hour

Enjoy drink specials from 2-4 p.m., Sunday through Friday, in the pub only.

No Corkage Tuesdays

Patrons may bring a special bottle of wine from home to savor with a meal in the dining room and pay no corkage fee. This offer will continue throughout the summer and is not valid with any other promotion or coupon. For more information, visit www.tahoedonner.com/the-lodge or call 530-587-9455.

Pizza on the Hill:

Open for Lunch on Weekends and Daily for Dinner through August

Through August, Pizza on the Hill is open for lunch at noon every Saturday and Sunday and also is open daily for dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Take it al fresco and enjoy a perfect summer evening meal on our outdoor patio. Call 530-582-9669 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hill for menu offerings.

Happy Hour

Get $3 Coors Light drafts and house wine by the glass for $4 at Pizza on the Hill's happy hour from 5-6 p.m. every evening.

Sunday Half-Price Pizza Hour

Grab a pizza to go Sundays from 5-6 p.m. and save some dough. With half-price cheese, pepperoni, or veggie pizzas, everyone's happy. Offer valid for to-go orders only; limit 10 pizzas.

All specials and happy hours are not valid with any other promotion or coupon.

Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse

Thursday Night Trivia

Every Thursday evening Trivia Night is held at Tahoe Donner's Pizza on the Hill from 6:30- 8 p.m. Participants can test their knowledge and win gift certificates for free pizza. For more information, call 530-582-9669 or www.tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hill.

Wii Night

Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m., visit the Northwoods Clubhouse for some Wii fun. Play on the 150-inch screen. Enjoy dinner from Pizza on the Hill while challenging competitors in Wii tennis, baseball, golf, bowling, Mario Cart and more. Continues through August 27. For more information, call 530-582-9669 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hill.

Fridays: Family Movie Night and Outdoor Movie Night

Kids and adults—bring a favorite pillow and blanket to Northwoods Clubhouse, kick back, and enjoy both classic and new movies. Movie nights begin at 6:30 p.m. and the films are rated G and PG. Through August 30 at 8:30 p.m., immediately following family movie night, the outdoor movie theater opens at Northwoods Clubhouse for the "Late Show." A sweater or warm blanket is recommended. Movies are rated PG and PG-13. Showings are subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. For more information, call 530-582-9669 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hill

June 24: Monday Night Bingo

Every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m., weekly through September 2, families and friends can join in a fun evening of bingo at Tahoe Donner's Pizza on the Hill on the lawn. Bring a blanket, enjoy delicious pizza and win great prizes! All ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hillor call 530-582-9669.

August 31: Summer Concert Series featuring Groove Foundry

Guests are invited to Northwoods Clubhouse to enjoy the sounds of this summer's contributing artists. Bring a picnic or purchase food from Pizza on the Hill. Concerts are from 6-9 p.m. Call the Recreation Center at 530-587-9437 to find out what's playing or visit www.tahoedonner.com/rec-programs for more information.

For more information on Tahoe Donner, as well as its recreational facilities and events, please visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400. ‘Like' Tahoe Donner on Facebook at facebook.com/tahoedonner and follow Tahoe Donner on Twitter @tahoedonner.


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