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Squaw Valley to present LUNAFest Film, Food and Wine

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Squaw Valley will present LUNAFest Film, Food, and Wine on Saturday, March 9, as part of the North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! Enjoy the award-winning film festival, sample cuisine from local chefs and tastings from California wineries while supporting local and national charities benefiting girls and women. LUNAFest is the signature fundraiser for Girls on the Run - Sierras - a local youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident - and the Tahoe Luna Chix women's cycling team who fundraise for the Breast Cancer Fund.

Featured wineries and cuisine

The fourth annual Squaw Valley LUNAFest event will feature wine from PlumpJack Winery, Clif Family Winery, Domaine Chandon, Domain Saint Michelle, Vincent Arroyo, and Truckee River Winery. Participating restaurants include Gar Woods, Mamasake, Rocker, Season'd Catering, Fireside Pizza, Soupa, and Squaw Valley Catering. Live music will be provided by the Angele and Wildwood Band. Attendees will have a chance to bid on silent auction items including Disneyland tickets, Snowcat skiing with Pacific Crest Snowcats, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Gold season pass, restaurant certificates, and spa packages.

About the films

LUNAFest was established in 2000 by LUNA, makers of the whole nutrition bar for women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women's issues and support worthy women's nonprofit organizations. The short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Award-winning films include "Flawed," an animated short that won the NYC Short Film Festival Audience Choice Award and "Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works," winner of the Seattle International Film Festival Best Short Documentary. Athletes will enjoy "Chalk," a young gymnast's coming-of-age story, and "Georgena Terry," about a woman who revolutionized the women's biking industry.

Event and ticket information

Event proceeds benefit Girls on the Run - Sierras and the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are $30 in advance at www.girlsontherunsierras.org/events or $40 at the door. Tickets include film screening, local cuisine, wine tastings, live music, and auction. The event will be held at the Squaw Valley Conference Center, formerly Olympic Village Lodge, located at 1901 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start at 8 p.m. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Squaw Valley and local event sponsors Corporate Visions and Sierra Sotheby's Realty.

About Girls on the Run - Sierras

Girls on the Run is a youth development program that instills self esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. The afterschool program meets twice a week for 10 weeks and culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K fun run. Since the first season in 2007, Girls on the Run- Sierras (GOTR-S) has educated and empowered 729 girls. GOTR-S is kicking off its 11th season in the Lake Tahoe region in March. To volunteer or learn more about the program, visit www.girlsontherunsierras.org or call 530-567-2144.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 26, 2013 05:03PM Published Feb 26, 2013 04:58PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.