Wining, dining in Truckee and Tahoe for community causes |

Wining, dining in Truckee and Tahoe for community causes

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TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Kick off the weekend at the Sierra Senior Servicesandamp;#8217; Stomp Out Hunger Grape Stomp fundraiser Friday, Oct. 1, 5 andamp;#8211; 7 p.m. at the Truckee River Winery Tasting Room, 11467 Brockway Road. Teams of four will compete squishing grapes in a barrel with their feet at a cost of $150 per team. Grape Stomp participants will enjoy light appetizers, wine tastings and friendly competition with other locals. Spectator tickets, which also include wine tastings and appetizers will be available for $20 per person. For more information visit or call 550-7600.Call your friends and make plans to attend the seventh annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop Saturday, Oct. 2, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance ($40 day of) at, $3 service fee applies for online sales. Tickets can also be purchased at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce located at the downtown train depot, The Pour House on Jibboom St. and at Citizens Bank in Truckee.Ticket includes tastings from 30 wineries, five food tickets, commemorative glass, program, passport, goodie bag and a lot of fun.For non-drinkers, the event offers a designated driver ticket. For $10, andamp;#8220;DDandamp;#8221; attendees are provided with five food tickets, program, map and goodie bag. Free cab rides within Truckee proper will also be available courtesy of High Sierra Cab Company. Tips to the cab drivers are appreciated. Parking will be free downtown during the event, courtesy of Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation. This year a portion of the eventandamp;#8217;s proceeds will be donated to Sierra Senior Services.On the Lake, tickets are on sale for the 6th Annual Passport to Dining, North Tahoeandamp;#8217;s biggest restaurant showcase of the year. The sixth annual event will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Tickets are $25 for pre-purchase, $30 at the door. Tickets include entrance, tasters from more than 25 local restaurants, breweries and wineries, live music by flamenco guitarist Milton Merlos, silent auction, raffle, grab bag and a commemorative glass.This yearandamp;#8217;s event will raise money for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe, in addition to the North Tahoe Business Association. Prizes include passes to local ski resorts, a two-night stay at The Pink Mansion in Calistoga, Calif., a one-week timeshare vacation, a huge wine basket, artwork and more. Tickets are available at the North Tahoe Event Center and For information call 546-9000.Nov. 6, Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services and Project MANA will collaborate for a second year to put on the Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival, a fundraising event its 22nd year. Chocolate, Wine andamp; Roses is going vintage Hollywood for its first-ever themed event. Guests are encouraged to come as their andamp;#8220;innerandamp;#8221; Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin or other Hollywood idol from the 30s, 40s and 50s. The Festival will be held at The Chateau at Incline Village after a four year run at the North Tahoe Conference Center. In an unprecedented move for the event, only 300 tickets will be available to the general public and sold in advance at for $75 per person. Dress the Part(y), and Tahoe Blu,, are the top naming sponsors.andamp;#8212; Submitted to

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