Events | November

Passport to Dining | Chris Talbot

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

Author talk Tahoe City
Alpenglow Sports presents Tailgate Talk No. 5 with Jeremy Benson, author of a back-country skiing guidebook on Lake Tahoe. He will present stories and slides. Beer donations will benefit the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. At 6:30 p.m. |

Celebration dinner Stateline, Nev.
Tahoe Women’s Community Fund’s annual membership celebration dinner will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe. The theme is: The Power of Education in our Community. Former Lake Tahoe Community College president Guy Lease will be the keynote speaker. The inaugural woman of distinction award will be presented to Karin Holmes, principal at Sierra House Elementary School. Tickets are $35. Open to non-members, as well. | Tickets

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. |

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 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. |

Mexican tradition celebration Truckee
Family Resource Center of Truckee will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, at 5 p.m. Family friendly event. Free. Details TBA. |

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

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

A must for winter Truckee
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. Proceeds help district youth sports programs. | (530) 582-7720

Party for hard work South Lake Tahoe
TAMBA Fall Party and Movie at Heavenly’s California Main Lodge starts at 6 p.m. The film is at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate another successful year of trail building and mountain biking. Features a pasta dinner, drinks, raffle prizes, swag and a membership drive. |

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. |

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. |

Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All are welcome. | (775) 832-4130

Dogs love books Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers Paws 2 Read from 4 to 5 p.m. Children can practice reading to friendly therapy dogs and receive a free book. All ages. | (775) 832-4130

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 Norden
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
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 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

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

In English and Spanish Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers Bilingual Story Time from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Features stories, finger plays and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books. | (775) 832-4130

Ta, ta, ta tasting Truckee
Third Thursday Tasting at The Pour House is from 5 to 7 p.m. Includes light snacks. $5 cover for TEMPO, Truckee High Band Boosters. |

TGIF ski Soda Springs
Boreal Mountain Resort hosts Feel Good Friday. Lift tickets are $25 and $5 goes to charity. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. |

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

Many ways to donate Kings Beach
The seventh annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration is from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center. This is a family friendly, community event and the kick-off party for the annual Toys for Tots Campaign. Admission is by donation: bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots; donate $3/ person or $5/ family; bring nonperishable food items for Project MANA or volunteer to help. Kitchen, serving staff and clean-up help needed. | (775) 230-1066

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

Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All welcome. | (775) 832-4130

“Line of Descent” showings Olympic Valley
Warren Miller Entertainment’s premieres its 68th full-length feature film, “Line of Descent,” at Olympic Village Lodge at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Also showing Dec. 1 and 2 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Read more and watch the trailer at |

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. |

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


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