Events | October

Donner Party Hikes

The brilliant colors of fall set the Tahoe Sierra alight with color just in time for the Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop followed by the Historic Haunted Tours. Hike through the trails of history on the annual Donner Party Hikes and watch the running of the Kokanee Salmon at Taylor Creek during the Fall Fish Festival.


OCT. 1 | SUNDAY
Choo-choo
Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers kiddie train rides at Regional Park’s Train Track Circles Playground. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

OCT. 2 | MONDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

OCT. 3 | TUESDAY
Morning breakfast meeting
Tahoe City
Join the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association for First Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. $15. | gotahoenorth.com

OCT. 5 | THURSDAY
Entrepreneurs welcome
South Lake Tahoe
“Are you growing your dream business?” The mentor-based Entrepreneurs Program meets the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. Free to all. | Register tahoechamber.com

OCT. 6 | FRIDAY
Huskies like hops
Truckee
On the first Friday of every month, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom hosts a Hops for Huskies event from 3 to 8 p.m. Tahoe Husky Rescue gets $1 for every beer purchased. | tahoehuskyrescue.org

Whose night out? Tahoe Donner
From 5 to 9 p.m., children ages 4 to 9 are treated to a night out of games, dinner, arts and crafts, movie and bedtime story at Northwoods Clubhouse. Parents may enjoy a night out while the trained staff is on hand. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least one day in advance. | RSVP (530) 587-9437

Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Truckee
Tahoe Silicon Mountain hosts a monthly roundtable on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Lift. It is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to share what they are working on and ask for/offer insights and resource suggestions to solve problems. | RSVP Silicon Mountain on Facebook

Moon over Tahoe Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Harvest Moon kayak tour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Trips include all kayaking equipment, guides, instruction, natural history and astronomy discussions and hot drinks and snacks. Easy to moderate; 1 to 3 miles. $65. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

OCT. 7 | SATURDAY
Take your (wine) time
Truckee
The 14th annual Truckee Wine Walk & Shop in historic downtown is from noon to 4 p.m. Sip, shop and stroll your way through historic downtown. Attendees will enjoy award-winning wines paired with local food tastings. $40 advance, $45 at the door. | truckeewinewalk.com

Fact or fiction Tahoe City
The 4th annual Liar’s Cruise on the “Tahoe Gal” is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The evening features bottomless bubbly, tall tales, a live auction and hors d’oeuvres benefitting the Sierra State Parks Foundation and restoration efforts at Sugar Pine Point State Park. | sierrastateparks.org

OCT. 7-8 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Ja, das ist gut!
South Lake Tahoe
It’s the yearly celebration food and beer and all things German at the 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson. | camprichardson.com

Full family fun South Lake Tahoe
Fall Fish Fest is at Taylor Creek Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrates the dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of the kokanee salmon. Family event with activities, educational programs, fun runs, half-marathon and booths. | tahoeheritage.org

Alpine Aspen Festival Hope Valley
Celebrate the fall beauty of the Sierra with live music, guided hikes, a star party, hikes to abandoned mines, yoga and more. | alpineaspenfestival.org

OCT. 8 | SUNDAY
Self-driven to tour
Truckee
Truckee Donner Railroad Society offers Trestle Tours of Hobart Estates, Boca & Loyalton and Verdi Lumber. These are self-driven tours of old railroad lines. At each stop will be discussions, pictures and maps and some short hikes. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Truckee Railroad Museum next to the Train Depot. Takes 4 to 6 hours. | truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

Fundraising winemaker dinner East Shore
Thunderbird Lodge Winemaker Dinner Series features Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe executive chef Mark Jeffers’s creations paired with Pride Mountain Winery. $250 per person. | RSVP thunderbirdtahoe.org

OCT. 9 | MONDAY
Meeting of the minds 
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Silicon Mountain presents Mountain Minds Mondays, a speaker series that starts at 6 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill every month. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Networking before and after the presentation. Live streamed bit.ly/youtubetsm. | tahoesiliconmountain.com

OCT. 10 | TUESDAY
Rise and shine
Truckee
Good Morning Truckee is held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. | (530) 587-8808

OCT. 12 | THURSDAY
TERC Talks
Incline Village, Nev.
Associate director of UC Davis TERC Dr. Patricia Maloney will discuss “Forest Health and Tree Mortality.” No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

OCT. 13 | FRIDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Enlightening Insights Truckee
Sierra College, Truckee campus offers “Insights,” a free monthly program. Dr. Marian Berryhill, associate professor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, will present “Saving Working Memory.” Complimentary refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. The session starts at 7 p.m. | RSVP sierracollege.com

OCT. 14 | SATURDAY
Flies with those eggs?
Truckee
Truckee EAA Chapter 1073 holds its pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport and offers free Young Eagles airplane rides for ages 8 through 17 on those mornings. Breakfast and flights start at 8 a.m. weather permitting. | yecoord1073@outlook.com

Soggy doggy fun
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Parks & Recreation presents the Dog Days of Fall at Burnt Cedar Pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog demos, contests, information and prizes. Owners welcome. | yourtahoeplace.com

Carve out some fun
Tahoe City
Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rideout Community Center. Lunch, beverages, activities for the kids, hayride and pumpkins. $15. | tcpud.org

OCT. 14-15 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Relive the history
Norden
Donner Summit Historical Society offers guided Donner Party Hikes starting at Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah Lodge. Hikers can experience the early emigrants’ journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains without reliving the dangers. $55 Saturday hike. $80 both days. | donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

OCT. 15 | SUNDAY
Truckee water rocks!
Truckee
Truckee River Watershed Council’s annual Truckee River Day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the community for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. Participants work side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, mulch sensitive areas and more. Free. Registration is required online. | truckeeriverwc.org

Poetry and prose Truckee
Literary Arts & Wine is a monthly reading series held every third Sunday at Art Truckee at 5 p.m. All are welcome. | literaryartsandwine.com

OCT. 19-20 | THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Wild West walking tour
Truckee
Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour is the Wild West fundraiser for Trails & Vistas Art Hikes. Details TBA. | trailsandvistas.org

OCT. 20 | FRIDAY
Doing great, Truckee
Truckee Chamber’s 64th annual Awards Dinner & Auction at the Ritz-Carlton to honor Truckee business people. Details TBA. | truckeeawards.com

OCT. 21 | SATURDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

Whose night out? Tahoe Donner
From 5 to 9 p.m., children ages 4 to 9 are treated to a night out of games, dinner, arts and crafts, movie and bedtime story at Northwoods Clubhouse. Parents may enjoy a night out while the trained staff is on hand. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least one day in advance. | RSVP (530) 587-9437

OCT. 25 | WEDNESDAY
Membership 101
Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

Get out there Truckee
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District have partnered to host a community job fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the college campus. There will be booths of local employers.

OCT. 26 | THURSDAY
Save the date
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Parks & Recreation presents Trail of Treats and Terror from 4 to 7 p.m. Details TBA. | yourtahoeplace.com

OCT. 29 | SUNDAY
Exclusive peak
Truckee
Truckee Donner Land Trust offers guided hike to Lower Carpenter Valley that offers amazing scenery, lush meadows and wildlife in its natural environs. The Land Trust is in the process of acquiring the property so it will not be open to the public in 2017, with the exception of these exclusive 5-mile hikes at 9 a.m. | Register tdlandtrust.org

OCT. 31 | TUESDAY
Dress your worst
Tahoe City
Kids of all ages will stroll through downtown while local businesses pass out candy to those in costume. Check in at Heritage Plaza for a free glow stick and treat bag. From 4 to 6 p.m. | tcpud.org

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