Weekend fun in North Lake Tahoe | SierraSun.com

Weekend fun in North Lake Tahoe

Atelier Truckee will host a Valentine card making workshop using watercolor technique.
Cassandra Walker / Sierra Sun |

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. Lunafest

The all-women, traveling short film festival includes nine showings that celebrate storytelling created by, for and about women.

Where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema | 475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

When: Friday, Feb. 9 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

Online: http://www.lunafest.org/filmmakers

2. Affordable Community Health Screening

Take advantage of affordable health screenings with no appointment necessary. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab tests.

Where: Tahoe Forest Center for Health | 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Friday, Feb. 9 | 7-9 a.m.

Cost: Test cost varies

Online: http://www.tfhd.com

3. “Mardi Gras” Pop Up Dinner

Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel brings occasional pop-up dining experiences to locals and visitors, and highlights Cajun and Creole dishes on Friday.

Where: Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel | 19018 Brockway Road, Truckee

When: Friday, Feb. 9 & Saturday, Feb. 10 | 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $97 per person + tax and fees

Online: http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com

4. Snowshoe Through History

Enjoy a 90-minute guided snowshoe tour along Tahoe’s west shore using your own waterproof hiking boots and snowshoes or renting equipment in advance.

Where: Sugar Pine Point Park, Tahoma, Calif.

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 parking fee

Online: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id_=510

5. Dawn Patrol

Head to Squaw Valley’s Aerial Tram by 7:30 a.m. for access to Shirley Lake, Granite Chief, and Mountain Meadow.

Where: Squaw Valley | 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:40 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Cost: Adults: $29; Young Adult (13-18): $19; Child (5-12): $12

Online: http://www.squawalpine.com

6. Valentine Cards in Watercolor

Atelier Truckee has you covered with a workshop making the perfect Valentine for a friend or loved one this year.

Where: Atelier Truckee | 10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 | 3-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 includes all supplies

Online: http://www.ateliertruckee.com

7. An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe brings guitarists and singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen together for an entertaining performance and storytelling.

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | 15 Hwy 50, Stateline

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Ticket cost varies

Online: http://www.caesars.com/harrahs-tahoe

8. Cross Country Challenge

Bring the family for a cross-country ski challenge to reach as many checkpoints as you can during the tour for a chance to win prizes.

Where: Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area | 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee

When: Sunday, Feb. 11 | 9 a.m.

Cost: Adults: $35; Children 18 and under: $25

Online: http://www.tahoedonner.com

9. Basic Welding and Fabrication Skills

Truckee Roundhouse expert Jerry Taylor will train newcomers in welding and fabrication skills. Attend for a safety certification and use the facility with a small membership fee.

Where: Truckee Roundhouse | 12116 Chandelle Way Suite. E3, Truckee

When: Sunday, Feb. 11 | Noon-3 p.m.

Cost: $25

Online: http://www.truckeeroundhouse.org

10. Mike Gordon at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Mike Gordon, previously bassist and co-founder of Phish, will perform with his band from MontBleu this weekend.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | 55 Hwy 50, Stateline

When: Sunday, Feb. 11 | 8 p.m.

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 day-of

Online: http://www.montbleuresort.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.