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Soroptimist Tahoe charity ‘An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting’ Friday

Sebastian Foltz


WHAT: Soroptimist of South Lake Tahoe “An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting”

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

WHERE: MontBleu Resort Casino

COST: $65 per person


Those looking for an alternative to this weekend’s South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival may want to consider Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe’s 45th annual “An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting” fundraiser.

Initially full, event organizers opened additional ticket sales for the Friday, Oct. 16, tasting, which features wine from roughly 25 of northern California wineries and a sample of appetizers, entrees and desserts from a host of local South Shore restaurants.

“It’s festive and fun,” local Soroptimist president Brenda Knox said. “It’s a big-time locals event.”

This year’s tasting will have a masquerade theme.

“We’re encouraging people to dress up,” Knox said.

A limited number of tickets will be available on site prior to the event, but organizers recommend advanced purchase online or by contacting a local Soroptimist club member by email. Tickets are $65; attendees must be 21 or older.

The event typically raises $35,000 to $50,000 annually, from ticket sales and a range of silent auction and raffle items. Proceeds go to a number of local community charities including educational scholarships, youth activity sponsorships and nonprofits like the Live Violence Free Center and Tahoe Youth and Family.

“You’re putting your dollars to good work in the community,” Knox said of the charity event.

A full list of raffle and auction items and additional event information is available on the Soroptimist South Lake Tahoe’s website,

Soroptimist International is a global women’s volunteer group that raises money for a variety of charities.

This year’s Soroptomist South Tahoe group event was moved from Harrah’s Lake Tahoe to MontBleu Resort Casino because of construction and venue availability. Organizers expect roughly 1,000 attendees.

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