Mark Twain Wild West Weekend at Zephyr Cove Resort will stir up the summer season at Lake Tahoe June 12-13 with a shootout, cowboy poetry, skits, contests and a “Kids Zone” — all to celebrate the famed author and humorist. “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Mark Twain, who significantly influenced the public's perception of Lake Tahoe as the jewel of the Sierra,” Austin Sass, director of sales and marketing, Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises, said. “The Wild West Weekend will be a fun, family-friendly event that takes our guests back to the days of the American Old West, while preserving for younger generations the history of Mark Twain and early years of Lake Tahoe.” Fun starts at 10 a.m. June 12 with a weekend-long line-up of family-friendly activities and exciting prizes at the Zephyr Cove Resort special events site beneath the tall pines on the lake shore. Activities are free for the public, except the Mark Twain Lecture Dinner and minimal contest entry fees. For more information, visit or call 866-761-6240.>