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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. --Saturday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., $70 per person at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Experience the taste of style and share your passion for cooking in this informative cooking class presented by the chef de cuisine of Manzanita designed to indulge your senses and tempt your palate while increasing your culinary knowledge. Work alongside a professional chef in the open kitchen in Manzanita to learn cooking techniques that will make you a "star chef" in your own kitchen. Reservations required. Space is limited. Price includes a three-course dinner. Visit or call 530-562-3050.

2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration

North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 2-6:30 p.m. To volunteer or for more information call Meera 775-230-1066 or email or Admission is free but a donation of one or more of the following is welcome: One new, unwrapped toy; packaged or canned non-perishable food; donation of $2 per person, $5 per family; potluck dish to share; or volunteer for the event.

No one turned away for lack of admission. Food, fun, friendship, live music, dancing, kid's corner and more.

This is not a fundraiser for any organization but it is a FUN-raiser for the community.

November is locals appreciation month at Dragonfly Restaurant

Throughout November, Dragonfly will host locals appreciation month to celebrate and support the local Tahoe/Truckee community. Residents are invited to indulge in half off all dinner items, seven nights a week.

Dinner menu items including all sushi, all appetizers and all entrees half price. Call ahead and make a reservation at 530-587-0557.

Dragonfly will showcase a new seasonal menu featuring exciting dishes making use of fresh, seasonal ingredients that accent chef Billy McCullough's interpretation of Asian cuisine.

Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. Dinner is served 5-9:30 p.m. The Sushi Bar is first come, first served. Check out Dragonfly on the web at, find them on Facebook.

Resort at Squaw Creek's Thanksgiving Buffet, children's dining discount

Resort at Squaw Creek's Thanksgiving buffet returns on Thursday, Nov. 22, 3-8 p.m., in the Grand Sierra Ballroom with culinary offerings to suit every taste. Once again, children 12-and-under can dine for half-price during the 3-3:30 p.m. seating. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The holiday buffet is complete start to finish with freshly-made salads to several decadent desserts, and everything in between. Some of the dishes include: house-smoked Pacific salmon cucumber dill salad; Napa chicken salad with shaved winter squash, watercress and bleu cheese; grilled line-caught Pacific swordfish with creamy heirloom tomato risotto; Heritage pork stuffed with Maytag bleu cheese and cioppilini onions. The carving stations will offer roasted Thanksgiving turkey accompanied by sweet onion and apple dressing, traditional sage gravy and homemade cranberry relish. These items are merely a sample of the gourmet menu.

In addition to the buffet, live music will entertain guests. Adults are $52; 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.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Thursday, Nov. 22, 1-7 p.m., adults $85, children $35 ages 4 to 10. Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and prime rib of beef, as well as an array of items including a chilled seafood display, ancho glazed pork belly, grilled swordfish and an assortment of salads, cheeses, breads and desserts. Advanced reservations are required for all holiday events. Visit or call 530-562-3000 for reservations.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 13, 2012 02:19PM Published Nov 13, 2012 02:08PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.