Events | November

Women’s Wellness Weekend | Courtesy Granlibakken

Who will be the first to start turning lifts for the kickoff of the 2017-18 season? The race is one every season. In the meantime, enjoy the food & wine extravaganzas at the Passport to Dining in Kings Beach and Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s benefit Chocolate Festival.

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

Huskies like hops
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. |

Moon over Tahoe Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Beaver Moon snowshoe trek from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trips include snowshoes, poles, guides, instruction, natural history and hot drinks and snacks. No experience needed. $65. |

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

Inspired activism Truckee
Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be presented at the Truckee Community Arts Center by Mountain Area Preservation. Details TBA. |

A must for winter
Truckee’s 35th annual Ski & Snowboard Swap is at the Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older. Ages 12 and younger enter free. | (530) 582-7720

Safe driver discount
Stateline, Nev.
AARP Smart Driver Class is for ages 55 and older who want a refresher on driving and learn how age affects safe driving. May be eligible for auto insurance discount. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kahle Community Center. $20, $15 members. | Register (775) 586-7271

Perfect combo
Incline Village, Nev.
Tahoe SAFE Alliance hosts the 29th annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Theme is A Night at The Oscars. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5. |

Pancake breakfast Truckee
Benefit pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Truckee Senior Apartments to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels. $10, $5 children younger than 12. | (530) 550-7600

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. |

Honoring success
South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Chamber presents the 10th annual Blue Ribbon Awards Dinner to highlight seven exceptional businesses and/or individuals who exemplify what it is to work together to improve life in South on South Shore from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. |

TERC Talks Incline Village, Nev.
Assistant professor Alex Forrest will discuss “Understanding Ice Shelf Collapse.” Catastrophic scenes of ice shelves collapsing are powerful evidence of climate change. Forrest will present on his team’s usage of autonomous robotics to explore an epishelf lake in the remote Canadian Arctic and discuss how these last-of-their-kind water bodies and ice shelves are rapidly melting. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP

Passport to yummy Crystal Bay, Nev.
North Tahoe’s most flavorful fundraiser, Passport to Dining, benefits North Tahoe Business Association, a nonprofit community benefit organization. At 6 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino. Features up to 35 tasting stations from restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries. The raffle and silent auction features Northern California Getaway packages and many items. A portion of proceeds go to Project MANA. $40 advance, $50 at the door. Limited tickets. 21+. |

Growing concerns
A Grassroots Advocacy Conference, “Harnessing the Power of Local Action,” will be at Clair Tappaan Lodge. Keynote speaker is Jeremy Jones. Will include scientists, policy makers, public land managers, athletes, mountain guides and activists. There will be workshops, presentations and panel discussions. | Register

Meet the authors
Incline Village, Nev.
Sierra Nevada College Writers in The Woods features writer, poet and essayist Gayle Brandeis and poet Jared Stanley. They will give a reading of their works on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and teach a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Readings are free and open to the public; workshop $50. | Register

Flies with those eggs?
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. |

Coed wellness
Tahoe City
The seventh annual Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken is open to women and men, the first time in its history. Roger Gabriel, master educator at The Chopra Center, will be headlining his seminar titled, “Release the Karmic Spirit.” The weekend is an educational fusion of Eastern and Western teachings, philosophies and medicine, as well as activity classes. Continuing education credits available to nurses. | Register

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 |

Rise and shine
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

Got blood? Zephyr Cove, Nev.
A community blood drive is at the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Station 23 from noon to 5:30 p.m. | (775) 588-3591

Enlightening Insights
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers “Insights,” a free monthly program. Dr. Kim Bateman, executive dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, will speak on the psychology of humor. Attendees will discover ways to tickle their funny bone on a more regular basis. Complimentary refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. The session starts at 7 p.m. | RSVP

Happy anniversary Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Recreation Center will hold a 25th Anniversary Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Social, stories, snacks and stand-up comedy for invited guests and recreation center members. | RSVP (775) 832-1300

All the fixins
Tahoe City
Rideout Community Center will provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eat, play, mingle and give thanks. $10. |

Writers unite South Lake Tahoe
Young Adult Writers’ Meetup, on the first and third Saturday of each month, is from 3 to 4 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion and writing. Laptops available for use in the library. Snacks provided. | (530) 573-3185

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

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

Journaling nature
South Lake Tahoe
From 10 to 11:30 a.m. join the Kids Nature Journal Club at South Lake Tahoe Library. Come learn skills for exploring the natural world and how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials will be provided, but bring a notebook and pen. Dress for exploring. Free. Ages 10+. | (530) 573-3185

Membership 101
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. |

Films as fundraisers
Tahoe venues
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships’ 3rd annual Tahoe Film Fest. Details TBA. |


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