Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Sept. 28 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Sept. 28

Tahoe City Oktoberfest set for Saturday

The annual Tahoe City Oktoberfest is a fundraiser for the Tahoe City Downtown Association, with food and drink vendors including Big Blue Q, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Truckee Sourdough, Cheri’s Ice Cream, Souper Wagon, Lagunitas Beer, and Barefoot Wine.

It will take place under a canopy of trees adjacent to the Gatekeeper’s Museum at Layton Park in Tahoe City from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

There will be live music and a traditional Bavarian themed costume contest, pumpkin painting, hula hooping, face painting and shopping at on-site vendors.

Complimentary event steins are available with the purchase of beer and wine.

TCDA serves as the local voice to maintain a vibrant and prosperous place to live, work, play and visit. For details see VisitTahoeCity.com or call (530) 583-3348.

Face reading expert coming to Truckee Oct. 9

Sierra College Insights presents “Reading Faces to Understand People” with Naomi Tickle from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

Tickle, a face reading expert and career consultant, has appeared on CNN, NBC, BBC, Good Morning America and numerous television and radio shows around the world.

Admission is free but reservations are required.

Sierra College Insights takes place at 11001 College Trail Road in Truckee. Refreshments, sponsored by Starbucks, are available from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Visit sierracollege.ticketleap.com to learn more and to register in advance.

Tahoe Donner Fall Festival set for Oct. 10

Tahoe Donner’s annual signature Fall Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse.

The Fall Festival is great for the whole family, featuring a day packed full of themed activities and events. Admission is free, with options to purchase food, drinks and activities.

Festival-goers will enjoy seasonal beer, barbecue, arts and crafts vendors, the annual doggie dip contest at the Northwoods Clubhouse Pool, and a kids’ carnival area with food, pumpkin carving, face painting and more.

Live entertainment will include a magic show by Penny the Clown and local bands/performances. The expansive pumpkin patch, petting zoo and maze are Fall Festival highlights.

Tahoe Donner’s Northwoods Clubhouse is located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400 for information.

Annual Sierra Senior Services crab feed set for Oct. 18

Sierra Senior Services is preparing for its fall fundraising crab feed, on behalf of Meals on Wheels.

This year’s feed will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 4-8 p.m., at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach.

Tickets are $50, which includes dinner, music and dancing with the Jo Mama Band. There will also be a raffle. Visit sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600 for more details.

Teams sought for 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Challenge for Big Brothers Big Sisters program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and the Send It Foundation are looking for bowlers, sponsors and volunteers for the 6th annual Bowl For Kids Sake Challenge, held at Bowl Incline in Incline Village, from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

This year’s family friendly event features a jungle  theme, in honor of Big Brother Jamie Schou, who passed away from cancer last year. Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages everyone to dress up as their favorite adventurous attire.

Each team is made up of a maximum of five bowlers, with each bowler donating a minimum of $25, as well as having further opportunities to fundraise.

Price includes shoes and billiards. There will be prizes for the top fundraiser, both individual and team, best costume and top team score.

For more information, visit bigsofnc.org or call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 530-587-7717.