Events | February

Barry Blanchard | S. Trotter

Explore at Alpenglow Mountain Festival
Alpenglow Sports Mountain Festival Winter continues through Feb. 25 featuring a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, films and more. The final days of the festivals features back-country skiing, avalanche beacon practice,
back-country skills clinics, winter astronomy, yoga, the Nachtspektakel, a European-inspired uphill ski touring event, on Feb. 23 and much more.

The Mountain Festival also features the final installment of the Winter Film Series on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Olympic Valley Lodge with Barry Blanchard and his film “The Mountain, An Arrow Pointing Up.” The Tahoe Weekly is a sponsor of the film series.


Blanchard, one of Canada’s foremost alpinists, will tell why he’s dedicated his adult life to finding the most epic first ascents across the globe. Showing images from alpine adventures in the Canadian Rockies, European Alps, Pakistani Karakorum and Greater Himalaya, Everest and K2, Blanchard will illustrate the ways in which mountains engage and inspire, and demonstrate how climbing soothes the soul. Blanchard will also touch on his career as a mountain guide and his involvement in making the 
Hollywood movies “K2,” “Cliffhanger” and “Vertical Limit.” Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Details on daily events for the Mountain Festival are listed in the Events calendar. Registration for most events requires a deposit to reserve a spot that is refunded upon participation. | alpenglowsports.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

Ski with a Ranger
South Lake Tahoe
U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit hosts Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort every Monday at 1 p.m. until April 2. Tours begin at Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Heavenly Gondola. Lasts 1 hour. First come, first served, limited to 12. | (530) 543-2730

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

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

Ski with a Ranger South Lake Tahoe
U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit hosts Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort every Monday at 1 p.m. until April 6. Tours begin at Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Heavenly Gondola. Lasts 1 hour. First come, first served, limited to 12. | (530) 543-2730

S’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

Winter Fireworks Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley puts on a fireworks show every Saturday through March 31 at 7 p.m. with free live music before the show and free hot cocoa during the show at Plaza Bar.
| squawalpine.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

FEB. 22 | THURSDAY
Winter is for everyone
Area venues
Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival offers an intermediate and beginner back-country ski tours, yoga, avalanche beacon practice and film series. | alpenglowsports.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 Richard Antell on “Weather History of Lake Tahoe,” followed by screening of Warren Miller’s “In Search of Skiing.” No-host bar and popcorn. Free.
| diamondpeak.com

Mix it up
Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mixer at Tahoe Oil & Spice from 5 to 7 p.m.
| truckee.com

Benefit dinner
Truckee
Mountain Area Preservation offers a benefit dinner at Stella Restaurant from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser includes a four-course dinner with passed canapes and wine pairings. A vegetarian option is available. $200/person. | RSVP (530) 582-6751

Impact of small changes
South Lake Tahoe
“One Degree of Change,” a community conversation about elevating the Tahoe area is presented by El Dorado Community Foundation at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College. Speakers include the foundation’s Bill Roby, Chris McNamara and Darcie Goodman Collins. Free; registration required. | eventbrite.com

Free film series
Olympic Valley
The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series continues with “The Mountain, An Arrow Pointing Up” featuring alpinist Barry Blanchard. At Olympic Valley Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free. | alpenglowsports.com

FEB. 23 | FRIDAY

Winter is for everyone Area venues
Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival offers beginner and intermediate back-country ski tours, yoga, women’s beginner back-country ski tour, beginner back-country splitboard tour, back-country essentials talk, back-country Nachtspektakel and winter astronomy.
| alpenglowsports.com

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. Today features Small Batch Sauce Co. and Liberty Food & Wine Exchange. | tahoefoodhub.org

Winemaker’s events Truckee
Enjoy a winemaker’s tasting event featuring Quivira wines from 5 to 7 p.m. at Uncorked Truckee. | (530) 550-5200

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

Winter is for everyone
Mount Rose
Michelle Witte of Tahoe Institute for Natural Science offers an astronomy walk in Mt. Rose Meadows as part of Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wear warm clothes and headlamp. | RSVP tinsweb.org

FEB. 24 | SATURDAY

Throwback Day Twin Bridges
Pull out the retro duds for Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Throwback Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a contest for best retro and vintage attire, a Hot Doggin’ Eating Challenge, Spread Eagle Tournament, games, live music with DJ Conqu3st and more. | sierrattahoe.com

Winter is for everyone Area venues
Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival offers an intermediate back-country ski tour, yoga, skyline traverse, intermediate back-country splitboard tour, Squaw Valley Resort accessed back-country tour, women’s beginner back-country ski tour, back-country ski essentials talk, splitboard back-country essentials talk, winter wildlife survival snowshoe tour, Nordic wax clinic and music by Poor Man’s Whiskey. | alpenglowsports.com

Maintain his statue South Lake Tahoe
The 18th annual Snowshoe Thompson Ski & Snowshoe Celebration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Guided historical tour, presenters, musical entertainment, exhibits. Lunch, no-host bar. Donation $20, free 11 and younger. Benefit Friends of Snowshoe Thompson and his statue in Genoa, Nev. | RSVP (530) 573-8940

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

Winter is for everyone
Mount Rose
Sarah Hockensmith of Tahoe Institute for Natural Science offers snowshoe hike in Tahoe Meadows as part of Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival. From 9:30 a.m. to noon. Some mild hills; no dogs. Limited to 15. | RSVP tinsweb.org

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

From book to vision
Truckee
Create a vision board to follow the book “Things I Never Told You” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Truckee Library. This program will create vision boards that focus on the main characters of the book and the mental health issues faced. The finished works will be on display at the library until May 1. | (530) 582-7846

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

Winemaker’s events Truckee
Enjoy a winemaker’s tasting event featuring Quivira wines from 5 to 7 p.m. at Uncorked Tahoe City. | (530) 581-1106

A night for sailors Tahoe City
Tahoe Yacht Club and the Tahoe Public Utility District invite friends of sailing to Regatta Night at 6 p.m. Festivities include presentations of several junior sailing programs, hotdogs and other refreshments, a screening of “Morning Light,” a documentary of the TRANSPAC, Newport-to-Honolulu race. $20 adult; $10 ages 11 and younger. Benefits junior sailing on the lake. | RSVP (530) 581-4178 or gm@tahoeyc.com

Snowshoe to dinner Alpine Meadows
Enjoy a snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows followed by a seated dinner featuring Alps-inspired menu. | RSVP (800) 403-0206

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. 25 | SUNDAY
Captain Nordic’s Dress Up
Day Tahoe Donner
In loving memory of longtime local and junior ski coach Mark Nadel, skiers are encouraged to dress up for a fun day of skiing in costume at Tahoe Donner Cross Country for Captain Nordic’s Dress Up Day. | tahoedonner.com

Winter is for everyone Area venues
Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival offers a beginner back-country ski tour, yoga, intermediate back-country ski tour, 20km freestyle race, women’s intermediate back-country ski tour, back-country ski essentials talk, beginner splitboard back-country tour, snowshoe with your dog and natural history snowshoe tour. | alpenglowsports.com

Winter is for everyone
Tahoe City
Will Richardson of Tahoe Institute for Natural Science offers snowshoe hike in Page Meadows as part of Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival. From 9:30 a.m. to noon. Some mild hills; no dogs. Limited to 15. | RSVP tinsweb.org

FEB. 27 | TUESDAY
All the cool CATTs
Truckee
Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is hosting a membership orientation open to all designers, building and specialty contractors, suppliers and professionals. From 4 to 6 p.m. at Truckee Tahoe Airport community room. Learn about CATT benefits and services.
| RSVP memberinfo@ca-tt.com

S.T.E.A.M. 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

Golden State in its glory South Lake Tahoe
Artist, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling “California Field Atlas” to the South Lake Tahoe Library at 6 p.m. He will be presenting the book with a Q&A session to follow. Signed copies for sale. Free and open to all. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. | (530) 573-3185

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

DIY crafts Incline Village, Nev.
Kindergartners to fifth graders can make their own crafts to take home. All materials are provided and instructions at the Incline Village Library from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. | (775) 832-4103

Unleash your inner CEO South Lake Tahoe
GeniusETC Entrepreneurs Social presents guest speaker Jake Tuschiniski, executive coach and leadership developer, CEO and founder of Divinitatis Consulting. She motivates entrepreneurs to discover their personal best and become industry leaders. At Tahoe Mountain Lab from 6 to 9 p.m. | tahoemountainlab.com