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Tahoe-Truckee offers several off-the-cuff Valentine’s Day options

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — With Valentine's Day this Saturday, there are several events and specials for both couples and families planned throughout the region.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is partnering with The Painted Vine in Truckee to offer a special evening of wine tasting and painting at the resort.

"Valentine's Day offers a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones, and we're excited to join with The Painted Vine to provide our guests with a fun offering to do something different this year," Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, said in a statement.

The resort will offer special a la carte menu items, to featured in its Manzanita restaurant, and relaxing treatments offered in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe.

Designed to offer a place to paint, sip wine and connect with others, the concept of The Painted Vine's "Date Night" is to provide participants with a guided lesson that helps novice artists work toward creating a masterpiece that they can be proud of while spending quality time with someone they love.

The Painted Vine Valentine's Day Date Night will take place in Café Blue at The Ritz from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, and will include a painting class for two, cheese and dessert stations, wine and champagne. Cost is $150 per couple, including tax and gratuity. This package is limited to 10 couples, and can be reserved by contacting the hotel concierge at 530-562-3000.

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Visit ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe to learn more.

EVENTS AT SQUAW | ALPINE

Continuing the Valentine's Day theme, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is offering on-mountain holiday dinners at two of the resort's popular dining destinations on Saturday.

On Valentine's night, The Terrace Restaurant and Bar at Squaw Valley's High Camp will serve a three-course prix-fixe dinner in its dining room overlooking the mountain slopes from 8,200 feet.

Couples and families can make the most of the evening with extended hours on the Aerial Tram and night-time ice skating until 7 p.m. at High Camp.

Seatings for dinner are scheduled for 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. Tickets are $69 per adult (does not include Aerial Tram ticket) and $35 per child (includes Aerial Tram ticket).

Reservations are required; visit squawalpine.com/events-things-do/valentines-dinner-high-camp or call 800-403-0206 to book.

After the mountain closes, guests can experience a Valentine's Day snowshoe tour and Alps-inspired meal at Alpine Meadows' mid-mountain Chalet.

The tour leads guests on a snowshoe hike from the Alpine Meadows Lodge up the mountain to The Chalet, where they'll enjoy an intimate, four-course dinner. Specially paired beers and wines will be available for purchase, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

The tour/dinner is Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15. Seating is still available for the Feb. 15 dinners; times are 5:30-7 p.m., 6:20-8 p.m. and 7:30-8:45 p.m. Tickets are $69 per adult and $35 per child.

Reservations are required; visit squawalpine.com/events-things-do/moonlit-snowshoe-tour-dinner or call 800-403-0206 to book.

POETRY READINGS, TOO

The Resort at Squaw Creek will be celebrating the kick-off of its 25th anniversary year with a romantic 25th anniversary Valentine¹s Day event.

The resort is offering any couple who can show that Feb. 14, 2015, is their own 25th wedding anniversary a complimentary one night stay and Valentine's Day dinner for two at Six Peaks Grille.

Call 530-583-6300 or visit squawcreek.com for more information.

And, if you're looking for something to do during the day on Saturday, you might want to enjoy a Valentine's Day rendezvous at the Kings Beach Library, which will host a "Rhyme your Mind: Poetry Reading" from 3-5 p.m.

Attendees can read original poems or share a favorite; cash prizes will be given out for the top three original poems, said Anne Greenwood, Kings Beach Library Branch Manager.

Visit the library at 301 Secline Street in Kings Beach, or call 530-546-2021 for information.

Information for the above story was culled from press releases that were emailed to the Sierra Sun.