Spring and Summer Happenings 

Lake Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe Extends Ski Season: Former Squaw Valley resort opens slopes until May 30 on weekends starting on Fridays.  Theme Weekends are coming up, offering something new and different. May 20-22: Surf’s Up - Pop on your board trunks and bikinis to surf the slush. And May 27-30: U-S-A! - Break out the red, white and blue for a patriotic Memorial Day Weekend. 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, www.palisadestahoe.com.

Made in Tahoe Festival: May 28 & 29, 11-5.  The annual Made in Tahoe Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend to The Village at Palisades Tahoe, for a jam-packed weekend of artisans, workshops, live music and performances that celebrate all things local. The weekend features local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations and entertainers that are based in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Guests can discover and explore Tahoe’s rich community of talented creators, while enjoying a variety of local food and beer. The Made in Tahoe Festival will be held May 28-29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and admission is free. For more information, visit www.palisadestahoe.com.

Urchin Festival: June 17 to June 19. The Mendocino Coast will host the US’ first-ever Urchin
Festival, celebrating the Purple Sea Urchin. This will be a weekend of food prepared by world-class chefs, hands-on education about the ecology of our Pacific Ocean, lodging specials at various inns along the Coast, experiential dive and harvest opportunities, cracking and preparation demos, and more. The weekend will also have a strong educational component with the Mendocino Area Parks Association, Watermen's Alliance, Noyo Science Center and Freedive Shop providing instructional demos and hands-on experiences. Urchinomics,  a restorative seafood company, will also play a part in the festival by supplying select restaurant partners with purple urchin (‘uni’). Urchinomics is a company dedicated to restoring kelp forests by removing overgrazing barren sea urchins, feeding them on land, and selling them on to distributors and restaurants. For details, see

San Francisco
Summer by the Bay Aquarium Camp:
July 11-15 Animal Behavior; July 18-22 California Ecosystems, July 25-29 Animal Adaptations, August 1-5 San Francisco Bay Watershed. Summer camps for kids ages 9-12 are held at the Aquarium of the Bay and led by aquarium educators and offer local excursions and aquarium exploration Cost: $550. For details contacts: education@bayecotarium.org. Pier 39 Embarcadero & Beach St., San Francisco, 415.623.5300, www.aquariumofthebay.org

Walt Disney Museum's New Exhibit,The Jungle Book: June 23 to January 8, 2023T. This exhibit celebrates the beloved Disney classic’s 55th anniversary. Guest-curated by acclaimed animator and Disney Legend Andreas Deja. This original exhibition will explore the creative complexities behind the making of The Jungle Book (1967), including each character’s unique personality and voice actor counterparts, the rich artwork and use of cutting-edge animation techniques, the memorable soundtrack of original songs by the Sherman Brothers and Terry Gilkyson, the impact of Walt’s passing during production, and the film’s enduring popularity and influence decades after its release. 104 Montgomery St., 415.345.6800, www.waltdisney.org


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