Events | October

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

Usher in winter
Homewood
The second annual Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival is at Homewood Mountain Resort from 1 to 5 p.m. Discount offers on season passes and Lesson 3-Packs. $15 entry to Beer Garden includes a souvenir 12-ounce glass and two drink tickets. Jesse Dunn and Jenni Charles are musical guests. Bring mug from the Tahoe City Oktoberfest on Sept. 30 and save $10. | skihomewood.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

Fall adventure series Tahoe City
Alpenglow Sports “Tailgate Talks” continues with naturalist, adventurer and painter Obi Kaufman. He will present stories and slides from his new book, “The California Field Atlas.” He will paint a watercolor to be raffled at the show. Proceeds benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Begins at 6:30 p.m. $7 at the door. | alpenglowsports.com

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

Bring an adventurous spirit Kings Beach
Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts its annual Celebration and Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at North Tahoe Event Center. Enjoy sunset views, hors d’oeuvres, food stations and a beer and wine cash bar. Proceeds benefit TRTA programs. Silent auction, State of the Trail Address and award ceremony. $55. | tahoerimtrail.org

E.T., call the library South Lake Tahoe
Is there life out there in the solar system? If E.T. does exist, where would we find it and what would it look like? These are some of the questions Tony Berendsen will answer during an astronomy talk at 6 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Library. Berendsen is an outreach astronomer, owner of Tahoe Star Tours and writes the Star Guide column for TheTahoeWeekly.com. Free. | (530) 573-3185

Whatever your genre Meyers
Tahoe Writers Works is an open workshop for writers of any genre. Meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Bona Fide HQ. | bonafidebooks.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

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

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

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
Alpine Aspen Festival
Hope Valley
The fourth annual Alpine Aspen Festival is hosted by the Alpine Watershed Group and Friends of Hope Valley, to celebrate the beautiful fall colors, natural environment and dynamic history. Visitors enjoy live music, guest speakers and booths on Blue Lakes Road or sign up for one of the many activities and workshops with local experts. The festival welcomes families and is also dog friendly. | aspenfest.org

Lulu is a trout
South Lake Tahoe
The Fall Fish Fest celebrates the annual migration of kokanee salmon 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.
Children and families learn about the Lake Tahoe ecosystem while participating in treasure hunts and crafts. There will be visits from Smokey Bear and Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. | tahoeheritage.org

Stein holders wanted
South Lake Tahoe
The 23rd annual Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson Resort features from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. traditional ethnic foods and desserts complemented by authentic German beers and wines. Attractions include pumpkin patch, climbing wall, music and craft booths. Guests can win prizes by participating in the beer-stein holding, yodeling and dog-costume contests. Free admission and free bike valet. | camprichardson.com

Not your regular grind Quincy
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship hosts The Grinduro. Festivities include two days of gourmet food, a handmade bike show, an art exhibit, live music, camping and The Grinduro race. | sierratrails.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

Family pumpkin fun Truckee
Pick out a pumpkin and make candy apples at the Pumpkin Patch at Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Backyard from 1 to 5 p.m. | (530) 562-3050

Tahoe and the southwest Truckee
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Manzanita Restaurant offers an Epicurean Dinner at 5:30 p.m. featuring chef Jaron Dubinski of Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Explore the flavors that Tahoe and the southwest can bring to the table. $85, $105 with wine pairings. | RSVP (530) 562-3050

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

The ideal couple
Truckee
Tahoe Wedding Industry Group presents “Attracting the Right Clients,” about securing the ideal couples for your ideal brand. Guest speaker is Nancy Liu Chin. VIP reception at 9 a.m. for TWIG members; 9:30 a.m. to noon general meeting open to all. The Lodge at Tahoe Donner. $45, free to members. | Register tahoeweddinggroup.net

Pho is for fundraiser Truckee
Pho for Project MANA is at Cottonwood Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Mai Doan will show selected chefs — Dave Smith of Cottonwood Restaurant, Steve Anderson of NorthStar Restaurants, Jason Lee of Margs Taco Bistro, Carolyn Newman of Tahoe Food Hub and Priya Hutner of The Seasoned Sage and Tahoe Weekly — how to prepare Pho beef broth and a traditional Vietnamese chicken salad, Goi Ga. Both will be served to the community at Cottonwood. Tickets $40. Benefits Project MANA. | Tickets projectmana.org

OCT. 11 | WEDNESDAY
“Drop Everything”
showing Olympic Valley
Matchstick Productions hosts its Tahoe showing of “Drop Everything,” written and directed by Tahoe local Scott Gaffney, featuring Tahoe locals and Tahoe locations. The show is at 8 p.m. at Olympic Village Lodge; doors open at 7. $15 at the door. Read the feature at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | skimovie.com

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

Get your disco on Stateline, Nev.
Kahle Community Center offers Family Roller Skating Night from 6 to 8 p.m. The basketball court becomes a roller rink with disco ball and music. Refreshments for purchase. Bring skates — no metal wheels — or rent from the center. $5 ages 12 and older, $3 seniors and ages 11 and younger. Skate rental $2. | (775) 586-7271

OCT. 13-14 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Meet the author
Incline Village, Nev.
Sierra Nevada College Writers in The Woods features Sholeh Wolpé, an award-winning poet, literary translator and writer. She is the author of “Rooftops of Tehran” and “The Scar Saloon” poetry books. She will give a reading of his work on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and teach a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Reading is free and open to the public; workshop $50. | Register sierranevada.edu

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

Share a cuppa
Tahoe City
Fall Colors, Sketching and Tea with Sarah Hockensmith of Tahoe Institute for Science in Page Meadows at 9:30 a.m. Short hike with sketching and tea. No experience necessary. Free. | RSVP tinsweb.org

A patch of activities
Incline Village, Nev.
The 38th annual Pumpkin Patch is at Incline Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment with DJ Felipe Leon, Mojo Green and Kyle Ledson; food trucks; pumpkins for sale; carnival games, bounce houses, bungee trampoline and petting zoo. Free admission. Fee for activities. Benefits Incline Village Nursery School. | (775) 831 4040

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

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 without reliving the dangers. $55 Saturday hike. $80 both days. | donnerpartyhike.com

OCT. 15 | SUNDAY
Fall spectacular South Lake Tahoe
Lahontan Audubon Society and Tahoe Institute for Science host a birding trip to Taylor Creek at 8:30 a.m. Easy, half-day bird walk will follow a nature trail. Kokanee salmon spawning and fall colors. | RSVP s-sferguson@sbcglobal.net

Truckee water rocks! Truckee
Truckee River Watershed Council’s 22nd 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. 16 | MONDAY
Golf classic for the kids
Stateline, Nev.
The 24th annual Golf Classic is at Edgewood Tahoe. This benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe includes a hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin, silent auction and raffle tickets. | bgclt.org

Whatever your genre Meyers
Tahoe Writers Works is an open workshop for writers of any genre. Meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Bona Fide HQ. | bonafidebooks.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

Ski season job fair Norden
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort will be opening more than 450 positions for the 2017-18 ski season and will host a job fair at Judah Lodge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants should come ready for an interview. | sugarbowl.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

Carve out some fun Tahoe City
Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Commons Beach. Enjoy carnival games, an obstacle course, pie eating contest and pumpkin patch. $15 all-inclusive wristband. Come dressed in costume. All ages | (530) 583-3796 or tcpud.org

Operate a backhoe Truckee
The 8th annual Big Truck Day is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Truckee Town Corporation yard. Kids get a hands-on, up-close day with heavy equipment. Free. | (530) 550-4457

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

Visions for libraries Truckee
Friends of the Truckee Library hosts Susan Hildreth from the University of Washington Information School. She has also served as California State Librarian. She will be speaking at Donner State Park Emigrant Trail Museum on the changing role of public libraries and a new vision for library services in Truckee. Includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Details TBA. | ruth@truckeefol.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, “Meet Your Match,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the college campus. There will be booths of local employers. | Facebook Sierra College Tahoe Truckee

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

OCT. 27 | FRIDAY
Ghouls walk
Truckee
Truckee’s annual Halloween Parade through downtown to the Community Arts Center is for children of all ages. The parade leaves the Truckee Train Depot at 6 p.m. Children can trick or treat in the art center afterward. Kids should bring a candy bag. Free. | (530) 550-4455

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 for age 10 and older. | (530) 573-3185

OCT. 28 | SATURDAY
Book signing
Markleeville
Local author Karen Dustman will be at the chamber office to sign her new book, “Markleeville Ghost Tales,” at 2 p.m. About local tales of the supernatural. Coffee, tea and cookies. Enter drawing to win a free book. | alpinecounty.com

Help young skiers Truckee
The 32nd annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center. Benefits Far West Nordic Junior Ski Program. $40, ages 14+. $20, ages 13 and younger. Raffle tickets $5. | farwestnordic.org

That voodoo that you do
Olympic Valley
Rotary Club of Truckee presents the 39th annual Cadillac Ball at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The theme is voodoo; participants should wear his or her voodoo best. The night features music by Wonderbread 5, a gourmet buffet dinner, a silent auction, a costume contest for $500 cash and a $10,000 grand prize raffle. Get tickets from Rotarians or online. | cadillacvoodooball.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. 30 | MONDAY
It’s always good to share
Incline Village, Nev.
The inaugural Tahoe Economic Summit is at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Building Community Through Sharing Economy” hosted by The Tahoe Prosperity Center will bring community leaders together to discuss how sharing economy affects, housing, entrepreneurship, workforce and jobs. $75 to $95, includes lunch, beverages, refreshments. | tahoeprosperity.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

Whatever your genre Meyers
Tahoe Writers Works is an open workshop for writers of any genre. Meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Bona Fide HQ. | bonafidebooks.com

A spooktacular time Stateline, Nev.
Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe hosts a Halloween Carnival Celebration at Kahle Community Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Carnival games, treats and community booths. | (775) 586-7271


 

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