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Grill Fest lipsmacking fun

Rapidly becoming a fall classic, the Grill Fest will return on Oct. 11 at the Tahoe City Marina / Boatworks Mall.

This year's Grillmasters include chefs from Big Blue Q, Dockside 700, Jake's On The Lake, Men Wielding Fire, Moe's Original BBQ, and Tahoe Mountain Brewing for some lipsmacking fun.

"The BBQ smackdown is on again. The Grillmasters are going to bring it!" said Dave "DR" Richardson from Dockside 700.

Grill Fest judges will choose winners in categories including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Tri-Tip and Tahoe Open. The Peoples' Choice award will let attendees vote for their favorite Grillmaster. Attendees will rock out again this year to the tunes of Mental Floss. Artisans will display beautiful and fun hand-crafted creations. And Cheri's Hand Dipped Ice Cream is coming back!

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Grill Fest tickets will be $25 per person for five sample plates & first beverage, or $10 per person for one sample & beverage. Of course all attendees will get a token to vote for their favorite Grillmaster.

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Meet Laura Dekker

Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) Alchemist Speaker Series will present Laura Dekker with opening by Logan LaPlante, Oct. 11.

The first 14-year-old girl who sailed around the world solo will inspire with her story of adventure, bravery and leadership in the face of adversity. Opening the presentation will be

local competitive skier and SVI Kids alumni Logan LaPlante, who's recent Ted X talk has been viewed over 6 million times. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children (ages 9 and under as well as SVI members are free).

Event to be held in the Resort at Squaw Creek Alpine Ballroom. Doors open 5 p.m., event 6 p.m. with questions and answers to follow. Resort at Squaw Creek is offering a 10 percent discount on food and beverage in all restaurants for attendees.

For tickets and event details visit or call 530-581-4138.

Wells Fargo open house

Wells Fargo will hold an open house on Monday, Oct. 13, 3-6 p.m., 11262 Donner Pass Road in Truckee for year-round teller positions. Prospective applicants should apply online in advance at Search for part time position 5022520 and full time position 5043811.

For more information, prospective applicants can call the Truckee store at 530-550-1045.

Emily Wexler of Learning Bridge to present

Tahoe Silicon Mountain is pleased to welcome Emily Wexler to present: "Overcoming Challenges Faced by Low Income Students in the College Application Process," Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd. in Tahoe Donner. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad.

Applying to college is tough enough. But, the process doesn't end after applying and being admitted. Low income students are highly susceptible to "summer melt" (getting admitted then failing to attend). Learn about the additional hurdles that low income, first generation and rural students need to clear and what can be done to help them..

Emily Wexler, executive director of Learning Bridge of the Sierra, a nonprofit that helps students with their college and financial aid applications, will also talk about identifying challenges in the Western Association of College Admission Counselors (WACAC) Code of Ethics that adversely affects low socioeconomic and first-in-family students. Visit

There will be time for networking with other technology professionals.

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Family values: Some insights from the rest of life

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites the community to take a different approach to family values in a public presentation led by Dr. Rick Grosberg. The program will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village.

Families are a unique arena where conflicts of interest often arise between males and females, between parents and offspring, and among siblings. Family members may often die for each other, but given the right circumstances they will also harm each other. What are the basic rules that in the rest of life that govern whether individuals should harm or help each other? In this talk, Grosberg considers this question using an evolutionary foundation from research on the family dynamics of snails, seahorses, ants, birds and bees.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit

You are invited to Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., for a program on hiking and fishing The Golden Trout Wilderness. A group of members took a pack trip into this southern Sierra wilderness last August. Hear how they planned the trip as well as the adventure and the beautiful golden trout caught and released.

This is the last regular meeting of the year. All members and those interested in membership are invited to attend. The meeting is free and all are welcome – from beginner to expert fly fishers — at the Truckee Community Recreation Building at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Contact TTFF at or visit for more information.

'Not So Haunted Halloween'

Night at the Museum, Friday, Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., ages 4-6. Cost with Historical Haunted Tour ticket: $25 per child. Without Tour ticket, $30 per child.

Additional siblings $10. Take the kiddos to the KidZone Museum while you are at the Historical Haunted Tour. Costumes encouraged. The Museum will provide pizza, snacks, arts, science, and lots of fun playing at the museum! Reserve your child's space by calling 530-587-KIDS. Parents who want to help out and volunteer this night, get 50 percent off. In partnership with Truckee's Historical Haunted Tour.

#KnowYourPark World Premiere

Join the High Fives Foundation on Oct. 17 for the world premiere of this year's B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary "#KnowYourPark." This movie premiere will also include two other High Fives original films, "The Giray Dadali Story" and "The Cody Walker Story." Both Dadali and Walker are High Fives Athletes featured in #KnowYourPark. Their individual athlete films will be shown preceding the feature film to give the audience a better understanding of their background and connection with High Fives.

California 89 in Truckee will host the films in their backyard viewing area. Kick-off winter with this special presentation brought to you by the High Fives Foundation, California 89, and POC.

Admission to the event is donation-based for all attendees. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first ever screening of #KnowYourPark at 8 p.m. at 10156 Donner Pass Road, side gate entrance. Call 530-214-8989.

Trick or Treat and Halloween Parade

Friday, Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Merchants Association and Truckee-Donner Recreation & Parks District in historic downtown Truckee. Free for children and families. Enjoy downtown trick or treating beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the Halloween parade starting at 6 p.m. For more information call 530-582-7720.

Fall Festival 2014

The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department has fun planned for the whole family at the 2014 Fall Festival on Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Play in the bounce house, pumpkin patch or bungee run. Enter the pie eating contest, costume contest or take a hayride and more. Play and join your community in welcoming another season.

The Fall Festival will take place at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Drive in Tahoe City. Buy your activity bracelet early for $12 or $15 day of. Game tickets are $2 and ride tickets are $5. For more information on this event please contact the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department at (530)583-3440 or visit us online at