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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Annual Historic Haunted Tour this week

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This week, Trails & Vistas presents an eerie experience exploring spooky ghostly tales in Truckee’s annual Haunted Historic Tour. During the walkabout through the area’s sinister past, participants will be guided through the first home, first school, first church, the oldest building and the oldest retail store in Truckee — and, there just may be a haunted visit by one of the ghosts rumored to inhabit these haunts.

The event takes place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 14, with tours leaving every 15 minutes, and each last about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The event is for 21 and up only, and rates very depending on group size.

While the twists and turns of the tour are kept secret, event goers can expect an adventure filled with fright. The writers, actors and producers have been working for months to come up with performances that are based on actual events that took place in Truckee.

Before and after the tour, participants are invited to sneak up to the bar at Moody’s, the sponsoring watering hole. Visit truckeehistorytour.org to learn more.

Local AAUW event to feature Tahoe Food Hub boss

Susie Sutphin from local nonprofit Tahoe Food Hub will be featured at a free North Tahoe AAUW event, set for Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.

According to a news release, Sutphin will inform event-goers on the nonprofit’s mission of increasing access to sustainably grown food within a 100-mile radius year round. 

Visit tahoefoodhub.org to learn more about Tahoe Food hub. Email northtahoeAAUW@gmail.com if you have any questions about the Oct. 13 event.

CATT Rib Cook Off mixer set for Oct. 13

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is holding a Rib Cook Off mixer on Thursday, Oct. 13, starting at 5 p.m. The mixer will be hosted by Nor-Cal Floor Design and JJH Interior Design, along with Kelly & Stone Architects, North Tahoe Commercial, Vineyard Custom Homes, California Craftsman, NSM Corporation, MWA Architecture Engineering, Inc., and Craftsmen in Wood — at The Rock, located at 11209 Brockway Road Truckee.

The hosts and CATT invite the general public, prospective members, new members, and existing CATT Members to attend. Bring the family and vote for your favorite ribs, enjoy the Bounce House, Live Music, Appetizers, Beer and Wine. Questions should be directed to CATT Office Manager Valerie Vilbig at 530-550-9999 or info@ca-tt.com. Visit CATT online at http://www.ca-tt.com.

Tahoe Sports Hub to host Team and Pro Week

Tahoe Sports Hub will host a Team and Pro Week for Tahoe-Truckee’s athletes and ski professionals from Oct. 17 through Oct. 23.

The week is set up for athletes on a race, freestyle and big-mountain team, as well as professional ski instructors, coaches and patrollers from regional resorts, to order new ski and snowboard gear.

Visit http://www.TahoeSportsHub.com or call 530-582-4510 to learn more.

Tahoe Art Haus to host Halloween weekend music fest

The Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema will present its first-ever Halloween Music Festival over Halloween weekend. The festival includes three nights of diverse programming, starting with Tahoe’s favorite heavy metal band, Fortress, on Oct. 28.

The following evening features with electronic music: Bass Tribe Tahoe presents DJ Huglife, along with VNDMG, KOWTA and GOLDBEAR. Crazy lights and lasers provided by The Likquid Projekt, mind-warping projections on the big screen by Digital Introspect, and all the bass you will need by PHYBE Sound.

On Oct. 30, the scene changes yet again with local gypsy jazz/alt-country septet Sneaky Creatures, accompanied by the ladies from Tahoe Flow Arts performing a Thriller flash mob and burlesque routines. Costumes encouraged for all three nights. Buy a three-day ticket and save $10.

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is located at 475 North Lake Blvd. in the Cobblestone Center. Visit http://www.tahoearthauscinema.com to call 530-584-2431 to learn more.

Rotary gears for 38th annual Cadillac Ball

The Rotary Club of Truckee will present the 38th annual Cadillac Ball on Oct. 29 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The fall event is the club’s largest fundraiser and a must-attend event for the community.

This year’s theme is a “haunted” Halloween ball — an exciting night featuring music by DJ Rizzo Vassalo, performances by Truckee Dance Factory, gourmet buffet dinner, huge silent auction, costume contest with a $500 cash prize, and a $10,000 Grand Prize raffle.

The format of the Ball has been revamped to encourage more interaction among guests, with a buffet dinner format and a focus on entertainment. Attendees are invited to wear their “Halloween best” – from spooky costumes to formal tuxedos and everything in between.

Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support over 130 local nonprofits by returning over $700,000 to the community through a monthly grant-making process; in all, 100% of the proceeds raised at the Cadillac Ball are returned to the Truckee community.

Event tickets can be purchased from any Truckee Rotarian or online at https://cadillacball.eventbrite.com. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling Stephanie Nistler at 530-582-2462 or steph@hstt.org. Sponsorships are also available by contacting Brad Benamati at brad@waltmanconstruction.com. Full event information can be found at http://www.cadillacball.com.