Events | January

Courtesy Team USA Winterfest

The excitement of the Winter Olympics
Team USA WinterFest comes to Squaw Valley on Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of a 13-stop tour making its way across the country bringing the excitement of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to Team USA fans around the globe.

The multi-stop interactive festival will include athlete meet and greets, including with local Olympians Daron Rahlves and Marco Sullivan, a Team USA Social Media Truck, Curling Challenge, Hershey’s S’mores samples, Team USA Bobsled Boomerang, Samsung Virtual Reality, live music and après-ski events. All Team USA WinterFest stops are free and open to the public. | squawalpine.com



EVERY MONDAY

Silver Ski Clinics
Mount Rose
The Silver Ski Clinics, for ages 50 and older, are every Monday throughout the season at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Meet in Timbers in the Main Lodge at 9 a.m. for a tech talk and coffee. The group clinic is from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. | skirose.com

Free play
Truckee
Truckee Library hosts an unstructured playtime for children and parents from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Toys are provided. | (530) 582-7846

EVERY TUESDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers intermediate skate ski lessons on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Preschoolers wanted
Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers Preschool Story Time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Each week is themed. | (530) 546-2012

Let’s hear it for moms Kings Beach
Mom’s Café is every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Meet other moms, get help with breastfeeding techniques, postpartum concerns, infant nutrition and infant care. Groups in English and Spanish. | northtahoefrc.org

Toddler Time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts summer Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers introductory skate skiing lessons on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Babes in Bookland Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 months to 2 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Story time Zephyr Cove, Nev.
The Zephyr Cove Library hosts a children’s story time every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and coloring. | (775) 588-6411

Read together Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts Family Story Time on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. | (775) 832-4130

Just heavenly South Lake Tahoe
Wine Wednesdays at The Loft in Heavenly is from 4 to 7. Free wine tasting from different featured winery each week. Enjoy free guest speaker and/or tasting notes from the featured winery. | (530) 523-8024

EVERY THURSDAY
Discuss what’s happening Incline Village, Nev.
The Conversation Café is a drop-in conversation forum hosted by the Senior Programs staff at Aspen Grove Community Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m. every week except holidays. Participate with people sharing diverse views and a passion for engaging with others over topics and news. $2 donation includes continental breakfast. | (775) 832-1310

Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers introductory cross-country lessons on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Ladies Day Clinics Mount Rose
Ladies Day Clinics run Thursdays to March 15. Meet for coffee in Timbers for at 10 a.m. These clinics offer a fun and social atmosphere where female skiers and riders of low-intermediate to advanced abilities gain confidence and improve technique. $25, free with pass. | skirose.com

Story Time Tahoe City
Tahoe City Library hosts Pre-Schooler Story Time for ages 5 and younger every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | (530) 583-3382

Toddler Story Time Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts story time every Thursday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. with stories, puppets, music and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years. | (775) 832-4130

Preschool story time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 years and older. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Fresh from the farm Alpine Meadows
Tahoe Food Hub’s Farm Shop is open for winter every Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m. It features food from more than 40 farms and carries produce in season. | tahoefoodhub.org

Help with computers Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers ongoing computer help from 3 to 4 p.m. First Thursdays of the month are “Exploring the Interweb,” second Thursdays are “Computers Questions with Carl LeBlanc,” third Thursdays are “Everything iPhone” and fourth Thursdays are differing themes about technology. | (530) 546-2021

EVERY FRIDAY
Silver Ski Clinics Mount Rose
The Silver Ski Clinics, for ages 50 and older, are every Friday throughout the season at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Meet in Timbers in the Main Lodge at 9 a.m. for a tech talk and coffee. The group clinic is from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. | skirose.com

Fridays are fun
Truckee
Family Fun Fridays at KidZone Museum starts at 11 a.m. Play-based class designed to inspire exploration and discovery through art. For ages 5 and younger. Free with admission. | kidzonemuseum.org

Fresh from the farm Alpine Meadows
Tahoe Food Hub’s Farm Shop is open for winter every Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m. It features food from more than 40 farms and carries produce in season. | tahoefoodhub.org

Some more, please Tahoe Vista
North Tahoe Regional Park is the place to grab free s’mores between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Ramada. | (530) 546-4212

Happy hour tastings Olympic Valley
Friday Night Tasting Notes is at Plaza Bar every Friday until April 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Craft beers or specialty spirits, a different one featured each Friday along with live acoustic music. | squawalpine.com

Watching as a family Tahoe Donner
Enjoy a free family movie every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. with G and PG movies. Until March. | (530) 582-9669

EVERY SATURDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers free introductory skate skiing lessons on Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Fire-pit family movies South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe AleWorX, FNCTN and Sierra-at-Tahoe bring family-friendly movies every Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Lake Tahoe AleWorX. Enjoy self-pour brews and oven-fired pizzas while huddled around fire pits with your friends and family. Until April 30. | sierraattahoe.com

EVERY SUNDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers free introductory skate skiing lessons on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Build together
Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Lego Club from 12 to 1 p.m. | (530) 582-7842

JAN. 9 | 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. Today’s topic if Youth Education and Programs with TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri and Mindy Carbajal of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. | (530) 587-8808

JAN. 10 | WEDNESDAY
Avalanche awareness series Truckee
Tahoe Mountain Sports Avalanche Education Series – Master the Mountain will meet at Alibi Ale Works from 6 to 8 p.m. Part 3: “Backcountry Tech Talk & Airbag Test.” Beer, nachos and raffle. Free. | Facebook Tahoe Mountain Sports

JAN. 11 | 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

Eel River featured Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents the movie premier of “A River’s Last Chance” at Olympic Village Lodge at 6 p.m. A story of salmon, timber, weed and wine along California’s Eel River. $10, free members. | squawvalleyinstitute.org

JAN. 12 | FRIDAY
Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count
Area venues
The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is coordinating the 37th annual mid-winter Bald Eagle count from 9 a.m. to noon and volunteers are needed to help with 26 stations around Tahoe. | RSVP tinsweb.org

Meet the Winemaker
Truckee
Uncorked Truckee hosts a winter winemaker event featuring Tolani wines from 5 to 7 p.m. | (530) 550-5200

Family Movie Night
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts a family movie night at 6:30 p.m. with free popcorn featuring “Cars 3.” | (775) 832-4130

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

JAN. 13 | 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

Local guided hike Truckee
Local Carmen Carr will lead a hike on Lost Trail Lodge at 9 a.m. From the I-80 Donner Pass Road exit drive past the Chevron and 76 service stations and the Inn at Truckee for half a mile and park in the winter parking area. | (530) 550-5192 | Postponed until Jan. 27

Journaling nature South Lake Tahoe
Kids Nature Journal Club at South Lake Tahoe Library is at 10 a.m. Learn skills to explore nature and capture adventures in a journal. Some materials will be provided, bring notebook and pen. Dress for exploring. Free. Ages 10+. | (530) 573-3185

Team USA, next stop… Olympic Valley
Team USA WinterFest tour will be at Funitel Plaza at Squaw Valley Ski Resort from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Olympians Daron Rahlves and Marco Sullivan will host a meet and greet. A number of interactive elements, including Team USA Curling Challenge and the Team USA Social Media Truck. Free. | squawalpine.com

Wax on, wax off Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center offers a wax clinic with Swix/Toko expert Roger Chaney from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $20. | tahodonner.com

Meet the Winemaker Olympic Valley
Uncorked Squaw Valley hosts a winter winemaker event featuring Tolani wines from 5 to 7 p.m. | (530) 550-5200

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. Meet at 5 p.m. at Northstar California Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. $66 ages 13+; $47 ages 10 to 12. Snowshoe rentals available for fee. | RSVP northstarcalifornia.com

Dinner and a snowshoe
Alpine Meadows
Take a moonlit snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows for an intimate dinner of an Alps-inspired menu. $79 adult, $39 child, snowshoe rental included. Limited to 50 guests. | RSVP (800) 403-0206

JAN. 14 | SUNDAY
Dinner and a snowshoe
Alpine Meadows
Take a moonlit snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows for an intimate dinner of an Alps-inspired menu. $79 adult, $39 child, snowshoe rental included. Limited to 50 guests. | RSVP (800) 403-0206

JAN. 16 | 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

JAN. 17 | 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

Movie night Truckee
Join movie night at the Truckee Library from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Hoot.” Free popcorn. | (530) 582-7846

JAN. 18 | THURSDAY
River Talk
Truckee
Learn about the Truckee River and how to help restore and protect it in a one-hour presentation from the Truckee River Watershed Council at 8 a.m. | RSVP (530) 550-8760

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

TERC Talks
Incline Village, Nev.
Dr. Charan Ranganath, director of the UC Davis Memory and Plasticity Program and professor of psychology, will speak about the cutting-edge of human memory research. At UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

Mix for a cause South Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Chamber presents “Connect for a Cause Charity Mixer” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Riva Grill. Proceeds will go to Bread & Broth. Raffle, appetizers and drinks. $30, $20 members. | tahoechamber.org

JAN. 19 | 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

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

Meet the Winemaker Truckee
Uncorked Truckee hosts a winter winemaker event featuring Truchard and Carneros wines from 5 to 7 p.m. | (530) 550-5200

The necessary info Truckee
Sierra Avalanche Center offers a free Know Before You Go avalanche awareness presentation at 6 p.m. Basic safety for travel in avalanche terrain. | sierraavalanchecenter.org

JAN. 20 | SATURDAY
Snowshoe to Echo
South Lake Tahoe
Echo Lake Snowshoe Trek with Sugar Pine Foundation is a leisurely moderate trip, about 4 miles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Echo Sno-Park. $5 non-refundable reservation fee; Sno-park permit needed to park ($25). | RSVP tahoerimtrail.com

It’s like tubular
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Snowplay hosts Fastest Tube Event from 1 to 2:20 p.m. Heats run every half hour. | tahoedonner.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

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

Meet the Winemaker
Tahoe City
Uncorked Tahoe City hosts a winter winemaker event featuring Truchard and Carneros wines from 5 to 7 p.m. | (530) 550-5200

JAN. 21 | SUNDAY
Waterfowl Outing
South Lake Tahoe
Join the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science on the Tahoe Big Year outing to explore the Tahoe Keys for waterfowl of all types from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to members only; membership open to all. | RSVP tinsweb.org

JAN. 23 | 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

JAN. 24 | WEDNESDAY
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

JAN. 26 | 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

Learn about the stars Truckee
Learn about Star Tracks at the Truckee Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Learn to use a telescope. | (530) 582-7846

JAN. 27 | 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

Play in the snow
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Snowplay hosts Winterpalooza, an all-day event with tube racing, snowman building, relay races and more. | tahoedonner.com

Journaling nature South Lake Tahoe
Kids Nature Journal Club at South Lake Tahoe Library is at 10 a.m. Learn skills to explore nature and capture adventures in a journal. Some materials will be provided, bring notebook and pen. Dress for exploring. Free. 10+. | (530) 573-3185

Feed on pasta
Truckee
Sierra Senior Services presents the 17th annual Spaghetti Dinner, Bingo and Silent Auction at Truckee Community Recreation Center at 5 p.m. $30 advance; $35 at the door. | sierraseniors.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

Moon trek Soda Springs
A full moon tour starts at Royal Gorge Summit Station at 6 p.m. Available for skate, classic or snowshoes. End the night at 9 p.m. for dinner and wine tasting. | royalgorge.com

Natural biology Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents “Building Superhumans” with Kevin Stone, M.D. at 7 p.m. Stone is a pioneer of advanced orthopedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate and replace damaged cartilage and ligaments. $10, free members. | squawvalleyinstitute.org

West Shore moon tour Tahoma
Sierra State Parks interpreters will lead a full moon snowshoe tour from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sugar Pine State Park. Cost includes rentals, park entrance and guided hike exploring Hellman-Ehrman estate. $30, $20 ages 12 and younger. | RSVP (530) 583-9911

JAN. 27-28 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Try it out for free El Dorado County
Loon Lake Chalet hosts a snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing Winter Trail Weekend with free lessons, demos, safety gear and more. | RSVP (209) 258-7248 or ednsp.org

JAN. 29 | MONDAY
Dress in layers Hope Valley
Hope Valley Outdoors offers moonlit tours of Hope Valley from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tonight is a Blue Moon. Dress to be prepared for cold conditions. | hopevalleycrosscountry.com

JAN. 30 | TUESDAY
Author speaks South Lake Tahoe
South Shore author Jennifer Quashnick will introduce her third novel from her Mountaingirl Mysteries series, entitled “Sierra Nevada Dangerous Developments.” The Friends of the Library presents the event at 6 p.m. at the library on Rufus Allen Boulevard. | (530) 573-3185

JAN. 31 | 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

Moon over Tahoe
Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Blue 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. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

 


 

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