Enjoy Thanksgiving community dinners and dining

Sun staff report

North Shore Hawaiian Grill free Thanksgiving North Shore Hawaiian Grill will hold itandamp;#8217;s 2nd Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m. at 395 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, near Pete andamp;#8217;n Peterandamp;#8217;s and Wandaandamp;#8217;s Flowers. Gather your family, friends and neighbors to share Thanksgiving. A traditional turkey meal is planned that includes mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and, of course, pumpkin pie.Donations will be accepted for Project MANA. Reservations appreciated at 530-583-8000.Dine in or to go at DocksideEnjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner, Lakefront. Dine in or order to go from Dockside 700 Wine Bar andamp; Grill. Reservations required by Friday, Nov. 18, at 530-581-0303.Enjoy oven roast turkey, whole roasted turkey, basted with a sage infused butter until the skin is golden brown and crispy. Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and turkey giblet gravy; sauted green beans; soup or salad: butternut squash soup or mixed greens tossed with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, with a lemon vinaigrette; sausage and sage stuffing, a mixture of cornbread and seasoned bread crumbs, with apple sausage, sage, celery, and onion; deviled eggs; cranberry sauce and house made pumpkin cheesecake. Cost is $24.95 per person, $12.95 kids 12 and under. Dockside 700, 700 North Lake Blvd., at the Tahoe City Marina, Dockside700.comTahoe Community Thanksgiving potluck CelebrationThursday, Nov. 24, 1-5 p.m. This inaugural event will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center, with core traditional foods provided by volunteers (turkeys, potatoes, yams). Bring your family and favorite Thanksgiving food to share. Volunteers will keep the kids entertained with a Kids Corner, coloring and games, music. Bilingual event. This is an outreach to the hungry, homeless and lonely, cleverly disguised as a community celebration, because nobody really wants to admit to being hungry, homeless and lonely! Itandamp;#8217;s all about community and gratitude. Volunteers are wanted. The event concept began with the small collaborative United for Action, a partnership of faith-based and nonprofit organizations in North Lake Tahoe. This is a springboard for Tahoe community dinners February through March. Call Meera at 775-230-1066 for more information or to volunteer.Thanksgiving dinner made simple at the River Ranch LodgeThe River Ranchandamp;#8217;s cozy atmosphere sets the tone for a memorable Thanksgiving holiday experience with the family or an intimate dinner with friends. Enjoy home-style traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings without all the hassle thanks to Executive Chef Julia Walter, who has put together a special menu for the evening including a three-course traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings for $24.95. The complete menu is available at The restaurant will be open serving dinner starting at 2 p.m. so make your reservation at 530-583-4264. The River Ranch Lodge andamp; Restaurant is located on the Truckee River at the Corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows road in between Tahoe City and Truckee. andamp;#8216;Turkey to Goandamp;#8217; offered at Resort at Squaw CreekIn addition to the popular Thanksgiving buffet at Resort at Squaw Creek, locals and visitors looking for a gourmet meal with the convenience and comfort of gathering at home or second home for Thanksgiving, can take advantage of the andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; dinners. These complete dinners include all the holiday favorites. andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; will be available for pick up at Resort at Squaw Creek, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m. Orders must be placed in advance. Dinners include: roast turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes au gratin, green salad, Waldorf salad, green beans with cipollini onions, rolls and butter, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; meals are available for $40 per person, plus tax and 10 percent gratuity, and must be ordered in increments of four. A bottle of Domain St. Michelle sparkling wine can be added for $28. To reserve a andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; meal, call 530-581-6682. For those looking to dine out, Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s popular Thanksgiving Buffet returns Nov. 24, 3-8 p.m., in the Grand Sierra Ballroom with culinary offerings to suit every taste. Children 12 and under can dine for half-price with paying adult during the 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. seating. In addition to the buffet, live music will entertain guests throughout the evening. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Adults are $46; children ages 4 to 12 are $26; children 3 and under are free. Prices are plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 530-581-6615. Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s Magical Memories holiday celebration kicks into high gear Nov. 25 with the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening with special guest of honor Jonny Moseley. Winter Wonderland Localsandamp;#8217; Nights take place Wednesday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14 with free musical performances, free snow play, bonfires, and complimentary hot cocoa. For more information on Resort at Squaw Creek visit;#8217;s on the Lake Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 24, 3-8 p.m. in addition to Jakeandamp;#8217;s full dinner menu, Chef Yorkey is plating a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal for $22.95 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 530-583-0188. View a menu at Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Boulevard at Tahoe Cityandamp;#8217;s Boatworks Mall. Crystal Bay Casino Steak andamp; Lobster HouseThe Crystal Bay Casino Steak andamp; Lobster House will serve from their regular menu along with a Thanksgiving Day special, Nov. 24, 5-9 p.m. Adults $32 plus tax and gratuity, children 12 and under $28.Enjoy creamy sweet potato soup with nutmeg and Vermont maplesyrup, garnished with roasted pumpkin seed; roasted smoked turkey breast and confit leg served with Yukon Gold and sweet yam mash; seasonal vegetables; porcini mushroom bread stuffing with sage and sausage; cranberry orange sauce with Grand Marnier and pumpkin cheesecake bathed in caramel sauce and Chantilly crme. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity). Reservations suggested. Visit or call 775-833-6333.

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