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Tahoe City Rotary 29th Annual Benefit Auction
Tahoe City Rotary’s 29th Annual Dinner and Auction, Oct. 15, at the Resort at Squaw Creek will benefit Tahoe Safe Alliance in partnership with North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Silent auction, no-host bar, an complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 5:30-7:30 p.m. From 7:30-10 p.m., enjoy a four-course dinner with premium red and white wines, raffles and live auction by Jim Simon, dancing to the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band. Tickets are $75 each, call 530-546-7231.
River Ranch dinner to support
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
Join the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe for dinner at the River Ranch with 30 percent of your food bill going toward helping homeless pets, Saturday, Oct. 1, 6-9 p.m. You must make your reservations at least a day in advance at 530-583-4264 and be sure to tell the reservationist that you are dining for the Humane Society. This offer is available in the dining room only and may not be used with any other offers, discounts, certificates or promotions. Humane Society representatives will be there. Call Dale Lawrence at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at 530-587-5948. Does not include alcohol.-
Bill Stevenson Fall Image
show at Trokay Cafe
On Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m., Vista Gallery and Framing will head from Tahoe Vista to Trokay Cafe in Truckee to celebrate fall featuring Truckee photographer Bill Stevenson.
“I’m captivated by the magnificence of the world’s great mountain ranges, deserts, and rivers. I’ve traveled and climbed as much as possible, camera in hand. Along the way I have photographed many great outdoor athletes pursuing their dreams in the mountains. The grand and inspirational, as well as the small and peaceful, are what informs my photography,” said Stevenson. His images have appeared in National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, and Outdoor Magazine, and the show will feature Truckee autumn images.
The celebration of Truckee wouldn’’t be complete without Truckee's newest eatery, Trokay Cafe. Aptly named with the Paiute word for “everything is all right,” owners John and Nyna Weathersonn created an eatery where everything is definitely “Trokay” Trokay Cafe is a modern cafe, offering avant-garde cuisine and Northern California's Blue Bottle coffee.
Trokay Cafe will serve hors d'oeuvres and canapes during the event and will also offer a special event menu at 10115 Donner Pass Road, Ste. C, Truckee. Open daily starting at 6 a.m.
Fireside Pizza Company to host
second annual Fall Fundraising Feast
All proceeds go to Truckee Family Resource Center. Fireside Pizza Company in the Village at Squaw Valley will host the third annual Fall Fundraising Feast Monday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. A $10 donation at the door will provide an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, drink specials and a live raffle. Music will be provided by Nick Denoia and other area musicians. Raffle prizes have been generously donated by local businesses. The Fall Fundraising Feast is the culmination of a year-long effort by Fireside’s staff and management to raise money and awareness for the Truckee Family Resource Center. For the past year the Fireside staff has donated change and a percentage of their tips. The restaurant also gave customers the opportunity to easily add a $1 donation to their bills. The restaurant’s owner Ray Villaman generously promised he would match the staff’s donations at the end of the year. “We are grateful to have this opportunity to give back to our community. I am particularly proud of our staff that has unselfishly donated hours of volunteer time toward this endeavor,” said Villaman. In 2010 Fireside was able to raise more than $7,000 for local nonprofit Tahoe Safe Alliance. This year Fireside hopes to meet their goal of $10,000 for the Truckee Family resource Center. The staff of Fireside Pizza invites the North Tahoe and Truckee community to come join them in supporting an important local organization.
Cadillac Ball announced
The Rotary Club of Truckee is pleased to present the 2011 Haunted Cadillac Ball, Not for the Faint of Heart Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Event tickets and raffle tickets are on sale now. Cost is $100 per person/event and $100/raffle. The raffle prizes include $15,000 grand prize, $5,000 second prize and $3,000 third prize. The Cadillac Ball is annual must attend event and this year will be no different. Attire is elegantly spooky, dinner, a live band, live and silent auction will entertain the guests. The Cadillac Ball is the Rotary Club of Truckee’s largest fundraiser and helps the club fund needs locally and globally. For more information visit www.cadillacball.com or call 530-414-1550.