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Tahoe Truckee dining and activities

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Annual fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee, Saturday, June 11, 1-5 p.m., Truckee Regional Park, Brockway Road, Truckee.Featuring premium micro brews by Northern California and Nevada breweries. This yearandamp;#8217;s feature band will be andamp;#8220;Dead Winter Carpentersandamp;#8221; with their blends of rock andamp;#8217;n roll, folk, roots, country, bluegrass, ragtime, blues and reggae music. Brats and other barbecue items will be available for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Entry fee includes a commemorative tasting glass. Advanced tickets for $25 are available at Truckee Book and Bean, Dickson Realty, and the Auto Doctor. Tickets at the gate are $30. Must be 21 years or older, and no dogs are allowed. For further information, call 530-582-9062 or http://www.truckeeoptimist.com.

Join the neighborhood and support the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Saturday, June 11, 3-10 p.m. at CB’s annual pig roast/community picnic. Enjoy barbecue pig, fish and corn. Only $10 donation for food, music and fun including a kid’s activity zone. Featuring live music by The Drunken Neighbors, 5075 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay.

With summer weather finally in the forecast, Tahoe City is ready to kick off the season with four days of fantastic events, all part of the Annual Heart andamp; Solstice Festival, June 16-19. Discover wines with a view and Downtown Tahoe City, June 18, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine. Sip shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Tickets are on sale now at the following Tahoe City locations: Tahoe Dave’s, The Store, Uncorked in the Cobblestone Center, James Harold Galleries at the Boatworks Mall, North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center. Tickets $30 before June 18, $40 day of the event, cash only.Heart andamp; Solstice offers events for the whole family and good old fashioned free fun at the lake. Festivities include a Thursday evening Annual Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, presented by the Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe, sponsored by the Tahoe City Public Utility District and North Lake Auto Parts. Enjoy live music and vote for your favorite car while you stroll the main drag in Tahoe City, starting at 6 p.m. Persons interested in exhibiting their classic and vintage automobiles are encouraged to register for this event, which is free for participants and spectators. Parking along North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City will be set aside for these vehicles. North Lake Auto Parts will be awarding prizes in various categories. For information or to arrange participation contact Dave Shelton at 530-583-3787.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino announces an exclusive one-night only event June 17 at Lone Eagle Grille, Chef de Cuisine Mark May recreates his spectacular James Beard Wine Dinner Featuring Pahlmeyer Wines, recently showcased as part of the elite Beard Dinner Series at New York City’s esteemed James Beard House in April. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Chef May’s inspired four-course menu paired with spectacular wines from highly-regarded Pahlmeyer winery. The event begins at 6 p.m., seating is very limited and reservations are required. Price per person for this very special event is $150 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations or more information, please contact Lone Eagle Grille General Manager Cecilia Cuff at 775-886-6740 or Cecilia.cuff@hyatt.com.

The Active Gourmand Tour is a four-day adventure for hikers who love the outdoors, love to cook and have a true passion for food and wine. Enjoy scenery packed day hikes followed by early evening cooking class and wine dinner. Chef Jacob Burton of Stella will guide you through a multi-course culinary on seasonal cooking in a professional kitchen. The cost is $1,800 (double occupancy, includes lodging, all meals, guides, transportation, cooking instructions, wine) or $1,299 per person without lodging, Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, Calif., Aug. 7, 530-582-5655, http://www.stellaculinary.com.

Moody’s Bistro pairs with Forman Vineyard Sunday, Aug. 14 for the 2011 Winemaker’s Dinner Series at the historic Thunderbird Lodge. Always a sellout, don’t miss Lake Tahoe’s popular fundraiser to help preserve the 1930s Whittell Estate. An unforgettable evening starts with an Old Lodge reception and includes estate tours, a sunset dinner, exciting auction items, raffle drawings and vignettes by Winemaker and Proprietor Ric Forman, and Chef Guy Frenette. Four dinners are presented every second Sunday July through October. Visit http://www.thunderbirdlodge.org for information or to book a dinner.