Events | February

Enjoy the 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series with big mountain skier/climber Hilaree O’Neil on Feb. 8.

FEB. 1 | 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. | Register tahoechamber.com

FEB. 2 | FRIDAY
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

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

Science-based mini bars Incline Village, Nev.
Stir things up at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center with The Science of Cocktails from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be more than 10 cocktail stations that double as learning hubs with demonstrations for adults. $30 for appetizers and two drinks; additional drinks $5. Benefits UC Davis Tahoe Science Center’s education programs. | lbronson@ucdavis.edu

FEB. 2-3 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Scandinavian good time Incline Village, Nev.
The 9th annual UllrFest at Diamond Peak Ski Resort is a benefit weekend to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team. It kicks off Friday night with a torchlight parade, bonfire, party and live music. There are also a gala and auction at The Chateau. Dress in Ullr attire; the event is named for the Scandinavian god of winter and snow. | diamondpeak.com

FEB. 3 | SATURDAY
Tail waggin’ fun Soda Springs
Royal Gorge hosts a Dog Dress-Up Contest and Parade at 10 a.m. in Van Norden Meadow. Three categories: most technical, funniest and best owner/canine pair. | royalgorge.com

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

FEB. 5 | MONDAY
Heroes ski free Homewood
Homewood Mountain Resort offers First Responders Appreciation Day. Enjoy a free day of skiing for current first responders, with discounted tickets for immediate family. Free breakfast for everyone in the North Lodge from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Must bring current credentials. $20 family, free 11 and younger. | skihomewood.com

 FEB. 6 | TUESDAY
Morning meeting Tahoe City
Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club is on the first Tuesday of every month at Granlibakken. Community members are invited for the latest in community news and projects. $15 includes breakfast. | gotahoenorth.com

Tech Tuesdays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. A new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140

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

FEB. 8 | THURSDAY
Dogs love books Incline Village
Incline Village Library offers Paws To Read from 4 to 5 p.m. Children can practice reading to friendly therapy dogs and receive a free book. All ages welcome. Second Thursday of every month. | (775) 832-4130

TERC Talks Incline Village, Nev.
Dr. Marusa Bradac will speak about research on the composition of the universe, properties of dark matter and the latest discoveries about the universe’s past. Bradac, originally from Slovenia, is a physics professor at UC Davis. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

Free film series Olympic Valley
The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series continues big mountain skier/climber Hilaree O’Neil. At Olympic Valley Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free. | alpenglowsports.com

FEB. 9 | FRIDAY
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. | rideboreal.com

Cheer on the Olympians Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center will host a Winter Olympics viewing party at Trailside Bar. There will be a race-viewing schedule on the big screen. Hot toddies and food from Alder Creek Café. | tahoedonner.com

Dad can dance Incline Village, Nev.
Father Daughter Dance hosted by Tahoe SAFE Alliance. Details TBA. | tahoesafealliance.org

FEB. 9-10 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Meet the authors Incline Village, Nev.
Sierra Nevada College Writers in The Woods features Poet Laureate of Sacramento Indigo Moor and author Lynne Thompson. They 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

FEB. 10 | 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. | RSVP yecoord1073@outlook.com

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn skills for exploring the natural world and how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Historical guided tour Tahoma
Sierra State Parks offers Snowshoe Through History at 11 a.m. at Sugar Pine Point State Park. The 90-minute guided tour with interpreter is along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe to Hellman-Ehrman Estate. Wear layers, waterproof boots and snowshoes. Free with $5 parking fee. | sierrastateparks.org

Interpretive ski tours Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak offers a series of guided interpretive ski/snowboard tours of the mountain this winter. Participants meet at the Base Lodge with a guide to discuss the plant and animal life, history and the Lake Tahoe region. From 1 to 2 p.m. | diamondpeak.com

Perfect end to the day Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak offers Last Tracks Tasting event featuring Rodney Strong Vineyards. Participants take advantage of a late-day lift ticket valid from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge for wine and appetizers, then a final run down a freshly groomed trail. $54 includes lift ticket, $5 off for passholders. Must be able to ski or snowboard intermediate run. 21+. | Tickets (775) 832-1253

FEB. 11 | SUNDAY
This one is flexible Truckee
Tahoe Donner Cross Country offers many chances to race: it’s a tour or a race — the skier chooses. At 9 a.m., race (or tour) to as many checkpoints as desired, but the more checkpoint visits the more chances to win prizes. Lunch and raffle drawing included. All welcome. | tahoedonner.com

FEB. 12 | MONDAY
Meeting of the minds Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Silicon Mountain presents Mountain Minds, a speaker series that starts at 6 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill every second Monday of the month. $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Networking before and after the presentation. Live streamed bit.ly/youtubetsm. | tahoesiliconmountain.com

FEB. 13 | 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

College level lab Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers ME2 Lab at 4 p.m. University of Nevada, Reno engineering students present topics to school-age kids in fun, hands-on demonstrations. Second Tuesday of every month. | (775) 832-4130

FEB. 14 | WEDNESDAY
Sweetheart snowshoers Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers a Valentine’s Day sunset snowshoe tour. Meet at 5:15 for the tour at 5:30 p.m. Rentals available. | tahoedonner.com

Something to wine about South Lake Tahoe
The Loft presents Rombauer Winemaker Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The $125 cost includes a five-course meal with wine pairings. Meet the Rombauer team and learn how the Napa Valley vineyard has won the hearts of wine lovers throughout the world. | thelofttahoe.com

FEB. 15 | THRUSDAY
Ta, ta, ta tasting Truckee
Third Thursday Tasting at The Pour House is from 5 to 7 p.m. | thepourhousetruckee.com

Back by popular demand Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort hosts Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series at The Chateau at 5 p.m. A brief presentation by local historian Mark McLaughlin, followed by screenings of Warren Miller’s “Winter People.” No-host bar and popcorn. Free. | diamondpeak.com

FEB. 16 | FRIDAY
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

FEB. 17 | SATURDAY
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

Rare gems featured Olympic Valley
Mountainfilm is at Olympic Village Lodge. Mountainfilm screens feature documentaries on environmental issues, epic adventures, eye-opening politics and humanitarian causes, along with short gems and rare films. These films will set the stage for a week of mountain culture, inspiration and education. $15. | mountainfilm.org

Snowshoe stargazing Northstar
This easy-to-moderate snowshoe tour features a talk about the cosmos, poetry reading and telescopic view of the night sky. 2.5 hours long. Meet at 5 p.m. at Northstar Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. $66 ages 13+; $47 ages 10 to 12. Snowshoe rentals available for fee. | RSVP northstarcalifornia.com

Fetchin’ good time Northstar
The 10th annual Black Tie & Tails Fundraising Gala is at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Proceeds go to Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. $175. | (530) 582-2462

FEB. 17-24 | SATURDAY-SATURDAY
Kids, kids everywhere Area venues
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer a weeklong kids’ extravaganza. Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Check out the Big Truck Event featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines. There are also street parties and kids’ concerts, a game and craft room and more. | squawalpine.com

FEB. 17-25 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Winter is for everyone Area venues
Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival is a bi-annual, nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, films and more. Explores the best activities Lake Tahoe offers and is the only mountain lifestyle event in North America that is almost entirely free and community-centric. | alpenglowsports.com

FEB. 18 | SUNDAY
Tour of ground and sky
Tahoe Adventure Company offers The Sun’s Lost Siblings, an astronomy guided snowshoe tour followed by a tour of the sky with Tony Berendsen. From 5 to 9 p.m., 1 to 3 miles. Easy to moderate. Ages 8+. Tour includes equipment, guides, permit fees, hot drinks and snacks. $85. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

FEB. 20 | TUESDAY
Tech Tuesdays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. A new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140

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

FEB. 21 | WEDNESDAY
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. Third Wednesday of every month. | (775) 832-4130

FEB. 22 | THURSDAY
Back by popular demand Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort hosts Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series at The Chateau at 5 p.m. A brief presentation by a speaker TBD, followed by screening of Warren Miller’s “In Search of Skiing.” No-host bar and popcorn. Free. | diamondpeak.com

Free film series Olympic Valley
The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series continues with “The Bonatti of the Rockies,” alpinist Barry Blanchard. At Olympic Valley Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free. | alpenglowsports.com

FEB. 23 | FRIDAY
Meet your (veggie) maker Alpine Meadows
Tahoe Food Hub Farm Shop offers Meet Your Maker series from 2 to 6 p.m. Meet the people who grow, raise and make our food, plus shop specials, local music and/or cooking classes, workshops or food films. | tahoefoodhub.org

S’mores stars, please Northstar
Tahoe Star Tours offers Stars & S’mores at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Meet at Fireside Terrace for an astronomy talk, poetry reading and telescopic view with Celestrons, followed by s’mores around outdoor fire pit. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $45 per person. | RSVP tahoestartours.com

FEB. 24 | SATURDAY
Demo day Soda Springs
Vendor Demo at Village Station at Royal Gorge and Sugar Bowl at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol and Paco’s. Demo the latest gear for free with a daily trail pass or season pass. | royalgorge.com

It’s only natural South Lake Tahoe
Kid’s Nature Journal Club is on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn skills for exploring the natural world and how to capture adventures in a nature journal. Some materials provided; bring a notebook and pen and dress for the weather. | (530) 573-3185

Perfect end to the day Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak offers Last Tracks Tasting event featuring Layer Cake Wines. Participants take advantage of a late-day lift ticket valid from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge for wine and appetizers, then a final run down a freshly groomed trail. $54 includes lift ticket, $5 off for passholders. Must be able to ski or snowboard intermediate run. 21+. | Tickets (775) 832-1253

Play to get s’mores Kings Beach
Visit 12 participating Kings Beach restaurants and retailers from 3 to 6 p.m., and track three or more visits to redeem a play card for a free s’more kit at Las Panchitas outdoor patio. The more businesses visited and tracked, the more chances to win raffle prizes valued at $3,000. | northtahoebusiness.org

By the light of the moon Kirkwood
Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers a full moon snowshoe trek from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cross Country Snowshoe Center. All levels. $35, $5 snowshoe rental. | RSVP (209) 258-7248

Glowing event Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Downhill hosts a Glowstick Parade and Carnival. Kids age 10 and older who can ski or ride unassisted can enter the parade. Music, snacks, carnival games before hand. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Free. | tahoedonner.com

FEB. 27 | TUESDAY
Tech Tuesdays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. A new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140

FEB. 28 | WEDNESDAY
Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center every last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com


 

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