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Trains, Planes & Mother’s Day Brunch

Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com.

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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Cost: Free

Online: http://www.sierracollege.ticketleap.com

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

Cost: Free

Online: http://www.tahoedonner.com

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

Online: http://www.truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

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

Online: http://www.eaa1073.org

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

Cost: Free

Online: http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

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

Online: http://www.visittahoecity.org

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

Online: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com

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

Online: http://www.loneeaglegrille.com

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

Online: http://www.squawalpine.com

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

Cost: $20

Online: http://www.ateliertruckee.com

Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at cwalker@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.