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Tahoe Ten: Pot-themed paddleboard race, Oktoberfest in September

Keg-rolling races will be part of the Oktoberfest festivities at Squaw Valley this Saturday.
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1. Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley

It might still be September, but Squaw Valley will transform into a miniature Bavaria this Saturday for German beer and food, Bavarian music, family fun and the annual Oktoberfest Games.

Where: The Village at Squaw Valley

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Cost: Free

Online: squawalpine.com

2. Woodward Tahoe Community Day

Get a tour of the indoor facility and experience jumping in the foam pits and bouncing on the trampolines in The Bunker. Participants will also have access to outdoor facilities, as well as music and a chance to meet extreme sports professionals.

Where: Woodward Tahoe at Boreal

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Cost: Free to attend; $10 to use facilities

Online: woodwardtahoe.com

3. Truckee’s Climbing Wall Opens

The indoor Truckee climbing wall is now open to the public, allowing people of all ages and abilities to learn techniques and improve your mental and physical skills in a positive fun environment. Harnesses and shoes are available to rent.

Where: Community Recreation Center, Truckee

When: 5:30-8 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Cost: Drop-in fees $7

Online: tdrpd.org

4. 420 Games in Tahoe City

The 420 Games is billed as a series of competitive athletic events founded to de-stigmatize cannabis and the people who use it. It Games come to Tahoe for the first time for a competitive stand-up paddleboard race.

Where: Skylandia Beach, Tahoe City

When: Race starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

Cost: $42 to race

Online: 420Games.org

5. George Thorogood at Lake Tahoe

Longtime rocker George Thorogood and the Destroyers will play hits like “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” among others in a Saturday night South Shore show.

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Cost: $65.75

Online: caesars.com/harrahs-tahoe

6. Homemade Herbal Remedies

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a Skillshare event when herbalist Shanna Strong of Strongheart Medicinals presents a demonstration on poultices, oil infusions, salves, teas blends, syrups, and easy immune boosters. Participants will make their own tea blend or bath blend to take home.

Where: Truckee Demonstration Garden, Truckee River Regional Park

When: 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Sept. 26

Cost: Tickets are $15

Online: slowfoodlaketahoe.com

7. Phish vs. Grateful Dead

What’s your era of jam band? The CBC Crown Room will be the place to be Saturday night for a “Dead vs. Phish” show, featuring Shafty (Phish Tribute) and Achilles Wheel (Grateful Dead Tribute).

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

8. Family Farm Festival

The Suddenlink Family Farm Festival will feature animal education and pony rides with Piping Rock Equestrian; herb planting with Villager Nursery; a variety of arts and crafts activities; and a science experiment presentation by Derek Larson from Sierra College.

Where: KidZone Museum, Truckee

When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Cost: Free to go

Online: suddenlink.com

9. Truckee River Railroad Trestle & Archeology Tour

Enjoy a guided, self driven tour of Truckee’s old railroad lines. Each stop includes a short hike as you explore the beautiful Truckee region and engage in historical discussion. The area’s distinctive railroad history takes you along old railroad grades, and is a must for historical buffs and hikers alike.

Where: Truckee Railroad Museum, downtown Truckee

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

Cost: Free

Online: truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

10. Thick As Thieves at Bar of America

Check out some fun live music this weekend with Thick as Thieves at the famous Bar Of America restaurant in downtown.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

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