Trains, Planes & Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2017
Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. Sierra College Insights presents "Raising the Wild"
Creative nonfiction English professor, Michael Branch, will discuss his book "Raising the Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness," telling his story of raising daughters out on the wildlands and the complex, comical relationship between humans and the natural landscape.
When: Friday, May 12 | 6:30-7 p.m. refreshments; 7-8:15 p.m. session
Where: Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus
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2. Free Friday Tasting at Alder Creek
Enjoy a beer and wine tasting, including their chef-created appetizer special each week in addition to the regular menu.
When: Friday, May 12 | 2-5 p.m.
Where: Alder Creek Café
3. Truckee River Railroad riding train
Bring the family for a ride on the Truckee River Railroad learning about railroad safety, history and enjoying tales from the engineer and conductor.
When: Saturday, May 13 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Truckee River Regional Park, south entrance playground
Cost: Donations appreciated
4. Truckee Experimental Aircraft Association Pancake Breakfast
Truckee EAA Chapter 1073 will hold a pancake breakfast offering free Young Eagles airplane rides for kids age 8-17 starting at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
When: Saturday, May 13 | 8-10 a.m.
Where: The Truckee Tahoe Airport
Cost: $10 features eggs benedict for Mother's Day
5. Hard Rock Rising – Battle of the Bands
Watch the qualifying rounds of the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition; proceeds benefit the Hard Rock Heals Foundation; attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Saturday, May 13 | 1-4 p.m.
Where: Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
6. Sidewalk Saturday in Tahoe City
Visit Tahoe City each second Saturday thorough September for shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the town.
When: Saturday, May 13 | Noon
Where: Tahoe City
Cost: Free entertainment
7. Incline Middle School Outdoor Education Fundraiser
Dance and lip-sync your way to supporting Incline Middle School students in raising money for outdoor education.
When: Saturday, May 13 | 7 p.m.
Where: Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
Cost: $15 – $125
8. Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
The Lone Eagle Grill will serve up delicious dishes while bottomless mimosas flow in honor of Mother's Day on Sunday.
When: Sunday, May 14 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Lone Eagle Grille
Cost: Adults: $75, Children: $35
9. Alpine Meadows Closing Weekend Parties
Bid winter 2016-17 adieu at Alpine Meadows this Saturday and Sunday, participating in activation on the mountain, including a fashion show, live music and more.
When: Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14
Where: Alpine Meadows
Cost: Free entertainment with lift ticket
10. Paper Flowers at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Join Atelier's craft experts in creating perfect bouquet flowers out of paper for the special recipient of your choice. Classes take approximately 15-30 minutes.
When: Sunday, May 14 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.
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