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February 9-22, 2017

Tahoe City Library hosts Pre-Schooler Story Time for ages 5 and younger every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | (530) 583-3382

Toddler Story Time Incline Village, Nev.

Incline Village Library hosts story time every Thursday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. with stories, puppets, music and movement for ages 6 months to 3 years. | (775) 832-4130

Preschool story time Truckee

Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 years and older. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Wine voyages Olympic Valley

Dive into the cellar at PlumpJack Bar & Café to learn about wine varietals, regions and discover new worldly wines to love. Flights available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. through April on Thursdays. | squawalpine.com

Help with computers Kings Beach

Kings Beach Library offers ongoing computer help from 3 to 4 p.m. First Thursdays of the month are “Beginners Basic Instruction,” second Thursdays are “Computers Questions with Carl LeBlanc,” third Thursdays are “Everything iPhone” and fourth Thursdays are differing themes about technology. | (530) 546-2021

EVERY FRIDAY

Great end to the day Incline Village, Nev.

Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks wine/beer tasting events will be held every Saturday through April 15. Buy a late-day lift ticket, valid from 2 to 4 p.m., to take a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge for wine or craft beer tastings, paired with appetizers. Participants take a run down a freshly groomed trail. $44. 21+. | RSVP diamondpeak.com

Love a parade Northstar

The Ripperoo Parade around the ice rick at Northstar’s Village is every Saturday through April 4 at 4 p.m. Meet at the Kid’s Ski School entrance at 3:45 pm to participate. Noisemakers and toys will be provided. | northstarcalifornia.com

EVERY SUNDAY

Hearty, good snowshoe Kirkwood

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center offers Soup and Shoe every Sunday at noon. An easygoing snowshoe is followed by soup at the Kirkwood Inn. | kirkwood.com

FEB. 9 | THURSDAY Dogs love books Incline Village, Nev.

Incline Village Library offers Paws To Read from 4 to 5 p.m. Children can practice reading to friendly therapy dogs and receive a free book. All ages welcome. | (775) 832-4130

TERC Talks Incline Village, Nev.

U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The one-hour tours begin at the top of the gondola every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. Participants must be intermediate-level skiers/boarders or above and provide their own lift ticket. No reservations: first-come first-served. Until April 7, weather permitting. | goto/ltbmu/skiranger

Steve Sadro, Ph.D., of UC Davis’s environmental science and policy department, will talk on “Climate change and lake temperature in the Sierra Nevada: There’s no business like snow business.” Through decades of climate and water temperature data from a highelevation catchment in the southern Sierra Nevada, researchers are able to illustrate the magnitude of warming taking place and the role of winter snow-pack in regulating lake temperatures. No-host bar at 5:30; presentation at 6 p.m. | RSVP terc.ucdavis.edu

Sample and taste Olympic Valley

Winery Take-Over Tahoe City

Watching as a family Tahoe Donner

Winter wines featured Truckee

Ski with rangers South Lake Tahoe

Friday Night Tasting Notes at Plaza Bar at Squaw Valley from 3:30 to 5 p.m. until March 24. Taste craft beers or specialty spirits from popular breweries, wineries and distilleries. Stick around from 5 to 7 p.m. for drink specials and live music. | squawalpine.com

Enjoy a free family movie every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. with G and PG movies. | (530) 582-9669

EVERY SATURDAY

Crack of dawn Olympic Valley

Dawn Patrol gives skiers access to untouched corduroy or fresh powder on coveted intermediate/advanced terrain at Squaw Valley through March 25. Meet at Aerial Tram before 7:40 a.m. Ski from 8 to 9 a.m. before public. Space is limited. | RSVP (800) 403-0206.

Rangers lead the way Mount Rose, Nev.

The Carson Ranger District on the HumboldtToiyabe National Forest offers forest ranger-led snowshoe walks every Saturday through March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., over 2 miles of moderately strenuous terrain in Tahoe Meadows. Meet at on the south side of the road near the white ranger truck. Participants bring snowshoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a lunch and water. Preregistration is preferred. | (775) 722-3985 or oldertrails@yahoo.com

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“Here, There & Everywhere”| Marcus Caston

Story Time Tahoe City

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FREESKI ADVENTURE Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Here, There & Everywhere” will be shown on Feb. 11 at South Tahoe High School theater at 7 p.m. Take a freeski adventure with industry veterans in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled and follow on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Explore the backcountry of Western Montana’s Glacier Country and catch a powder day in British Columbia. The film commemorates Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley, captures the big air at Boston’s Fenway Park and rides the steeps of Squaw Valley. Filmmaker Warren Miller himself is in on-screen interviews. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the school. | skinet.com/warrenmiller

Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge presents Ox’s Picks Winemaker’s Dinner that includes the expertise of a winery representative in house, as well as a specialty paired entrée with a glass of wine from Blackbird Wine Cellars. $30 to $35. | sunnysideresort.com

Ritz-Carlton offers a memorable dining adventure, Winter Vintner Dinner Series, a delectable four-course meal featuring different Northern California wineries and fresh, local ingredients. The series is offered at 6:30 p.m. $125 per person. | RSVP (800) 241-3333

FEB. 10 | FRIDAY Moonlit trek Tahoe Vista

Tahoe Adventure Company offers a Full Snow Moon trek on snowshoes from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Fee includes equipment, guides, hot drinks, trail snacks and permits. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

By the light of the moon Incline Village, Nev. Community Snowshoe Full Moon Hike to Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge. Meet at the resort’s main lodge at 5 p.m. Perfect for ages 9 and older. Light fare to purchase at the top. | RSVP (775) 832-1310

Moonlit snow ski Soda Springs

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area will host a full-moon tour with dinner at Summit Station. | Register royalgorge.com

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