Well, it’s hard to say what this winter is going to do. Based on the weather from the past few months, it seems like there are weeks when the temperatures plummet, then it warms up again, then it snows, then it rains, etc. However, there is still a solid mix of inside and outside activities for North Lake Tahoe residents and guests, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. So here are some Halloween parties, ski flick showings, foodie events, and other reasons to get together this autumn:
Oct. 3: Rally for Robb at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema
North Lake Tahoe personality Robb Gaffney, well-known for authoring Squallywood and his role in Keep Squaw True, was recently diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease and will be undergoing substantial medical treatment soon. Along with that comes major medical costs beyond his family’s existing health insurance. Therefore, the community has banded together to celebrate Robb and help raise some money by hosting a fundraiser/movie showing of two great ski movies that he is most known for — 1999 and Immersion. So get ready for winter with a throwback showing of these Squaw films at 5pm and 8pm, or to learn more, visit Robb’s GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rally-for-robb-gaffney
Oct. 5: Dog Days of Fall at Incline Village’s Burnt Cedar Pool
Every year after IVGID stops manning the gates at its private beaches and before they drain the pool at Burnt Cedar, the government entity invites the community’s four-legged friends to come and take one last dip on a day featuring soggy doggy fun. On October 5 from 11am-1pm, North Lake Tahoe pooches are invited to participate in fun contests, including Best Costume, Wildest Belly Flop, Fastest Swimmer, Best Pet/Owner Look-A-Like, and more. This is an event not to miss, especially if you want to treat your pup to one last swim in a controlled environment with all their fellow friends. For more information visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Oct. 10: Thriller Dance Workshop at the Tahoe Flow Arts Studio
As Halloween approaches, North Lake Tahoeans are busy getting their costumes in order and practicing their dance moves for Reno’s Zombie Pub Crawl Thriller flash mob that happens every year. But aside from the Zombie Crawl, there are also a couple of other Halloween parties happening later in the month where knowing the Thriller dance could come in handy. Therefore, Tahoe’s local aerial artists and performers are teaching the Thriller dance at a special workshop at their Tahoe Vista location on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30pm-8pm for $15. Afterwards, you can be confident showing off your moves at the October 26 Halloween party at Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village or at the Tahoe Flow Arts’ party October 27.
Oct. 19: Mt. Rose Hiring Mixer
Are you in Incline Village for the winter and looking for a fun job? Then check out Mt. Rose- Ski Tahoe’s hiring mixer happening October 19 from 3pm-6pm in Timbers Bar, tucked inside the Main Lodge. All department heads will be there to chat with folks about positions available in ski patrol, food and beverage, ski school, rentals, and more. Plus, Mt. Rose is hosting a big raffle, live music, local craft beers will be on tap, future employees will have the chance to mingle with fellow snow aficionados. Visit www.skirose.com/employment to apply today.
Oct. 25: Third Annual Battle Born Beerfest & Chili Cook-Off at the Chateau in Incline Village
For its third year in a row, the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline is bringing back the Battle Born Beerfest and Chili Cook-Off to be held at the Chateau in Incline Village. From 5pm-8pm, Nevadans are invited to dress up in their best Western outfit and sample the best beer and chili in the state. Tickets cost $50 in advance or $60 day-of for chili tasting, line dancing and a chance to win a season pass to Diamond Peak. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, and more information can be found at www.battlebornbeerfest.com/
Oct. 25: First Annual Halloween Bash at Alibi Ale Works Incline Public House
After the Beerfest and Chili Cook-Off, head down to the new Alibi Public House on Tahoe Boulevard where the old Hacienda used to be to rock out to Metal Echo– a local rock cover band playing three straight hours of in-your-face grunge, ’90s alternative, classic rock and heavy metal music during the Monsters & Metal Bash. The party goes until midnight and there is no cover charge.