Editor's note: Submit your dining news to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject, dining. You may include health tips, events, gluten-free recipes, whatever fires you up. Please include the 5ws: who, what, when, where and contact information. Submissions printed news space permitting.Far West Nordic Auction, Raffle and PartyIt's that time again for the 27th Annual Far West Nordic Auction, Raffle and Party to be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Olympic Village Lodge, Squaw Valley. The Party begins at 6 p.m. with a wide assortment of raffle, live auction and silent auction prizes. Win a dream ski package , dinner at your favorite restaurant, resort tickets, art, chocolate, and clothes, just to name a few. Come enjoy some good company for a great cause. Pasta dinner, great wine and beer. Cost is $30, visit Farwestnordic.org.Le Chamois Halloween Party set for Oct. 31Attention all naughty nurses, blood sucking vampires, roller-skating ballerinas, and saucy super heroes! Get out the costumes and the body paint and creep on over to Squaw Valley's Le Chamois on Oct. 31 for the annual Halloween Costume & Dance Party. Ghouls are encouraged to dress up in their most elaborate costumes and celebrate all-hallows eve with great music and a fun party. Tables will be cleared from the downstairs restaurant to make room for dancing. Upstairs, the bar welcomes partygoers with beer, wine and sake for a howling good time. Doors open at 8 p.m. and after 9 p.m. there is a $5 cover and only adults age 21 and older are permitted.The Halloween Party marks the opening night celebration for Le Chamois for the 2012-2013 winter season, with the restaurant scheduled to open daily in November. Le Chamois is located in Squaw Valley USA's historic base village. For more information about the Halloween Party call 530-583-4505."Barmuda" Triangle Halloween Pub Crawl announcedRed Lion and Rambo Party Productions present ... The BARmuda Triangle Halloween Pub Crawl on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jake's On The Lake, Hacienda del Lago, and Lakeside create the Barmuda Triangle on North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City for ages 21+ with ID. Bounce around from bar to bar and enjoy late night food, drink specials, five DJs, kissing booths, and more!Jake's On The Lake (Boatworks Mall): two DJs begin around 8:30 p.m. Restoh!, micah j., the Lazer Laboratory Dance Party, late night happy hour 9-11 p.m. (full happy hour 4:30-6:30 p.m.), costume contest with prizes.Hacienda del Lago (Boatworks Mall): Witches Brew races 9 p.m., happy hour 9-11 p.m., DJ Rundown.Lakeside Pizza (Lighthouse Center): Happy hour 9-11 p.m., two DJs Chango, Tre Tuna until 2 a.m.For more information please call 530-583-0188 or visit www.jakestahoe.comDonner Trail Elementary to host30th annual Thanksgiving dinnerThe school on the summit, Donner Trail Elementary, will host their 30th Thanksgiving Fundraiser at Sugar Bowl Resort's Mt. Judah Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 5 p.m. (dinner served from 5:30 p.m.).In a true show of support for public education, residents of Truckee and Donner Summit will - for the 30th year in a row - come together for a delicious, homemade Thanksgiving feast. The culinary team will include several chef-parents including the chef at PlumpJack Caf & Bar; the chef-owners of Hey Chef!, a local catering and culinary staffing service; the executive chef of Martis Camp; and the Sugar Bowl Academy chef.Both silent and live auctions, plus a drawing will offer everyone a chance to win several fabulous prizes. Ticket holders need not be present to win. A selection of prizes available this year include: Two tickets to a Giants game plus Giants promotional materials - Go Giants!; season pass to Sugar Bowl; trip for two to Las Vegas; two-night stay at Bel Abri, a Napa Valley Inn; two tickets to the San Francisco Ballet's 2013 season; and so much more!In the past, proceeds from this event have helped pay for playground equipment, field trips, computers, art, music, science and more. The school depends on these funds to continue these enriching programs, which is made possible through the generous donations of local individuals and businesses. Tickets for adults are $12 each and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Donner Trail Elementary at 530-426-3639.Humane Society benefit dinnerat River Ranch slated for Nov. 3Go out and support the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at a benefit dinner happening on Sat., Nov. 3 at the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. Plan to meet your friends and enjoy dinner out while supporting a worthy nonprofit organization. Be sure to mention the Humane Society when making a reservation. River Ranch will generously donate 30 percent from their evening's food sales (not including alcohol). River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, which sits on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, is located on the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road. Call 530-583-4264 for reservations and check out the dinner menu at www.RiverRanchLodge.com/dining. The Humane Society is still looking for more Heroes to join their campaign to raise needed funds to finish building a new animal shelter. For more information on the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and their Be A Hero Now & Forever Campaign, visit www.HSTT.org or call 530-587-5948.