The goal of the OutWest Film Fest featuring LGBT films from around the world is to educate and bring awareness about the LGBT community.
There will be two blocks of short films on Sept. 21. The first block is a 45 minutes. “Coming Out” is geared more toward education and begins at 6pm. The second block is also 45 minutes. “Proudly Living” is more for older audiences. It will start at 7pm.
The movies will be shown in the Duke Theatre at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Tickets are good for both. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the LTCC Foundation earmarked for the Tahoe Pride Equality Scholarship. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and are available online.
Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra’s 15th annual SeptOberfest at MontBleu is Sept. 21 starting at 6pm. It includes beer, wine, German buffet dinner, silent auction, envelope prizes and stein holding contest. Proceeds benefit local children with emphasis on at-risk kids. Purchase tickets online.
How does the 2017 yellow jacket population compare to previous years? Will a changing climate mean more regular population increases of these stinging things?
Lynn Kimsey from the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will give an overview of yellow jacket diversity and biology, and how to distinguish them from other wasps. Kimsey will also discuss effects and treatments of stings, and even more importantly, how to prevent or treat outbreaks.
The program will begin at 6pm Sept. 21, with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.
Seating is open at 5:30pm to guests who have pre-registered, open seating starts at 5:50pm, and the program begins at 6pm. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s 39-year-old mountain shop, is starting an in-house adventure presentation series coined the Tailgate Talks.
The shows are focused on adventure, travel and mountain exploration. The shows will take place at Alpenglow Sports on various weekday evenings throughout the fall. Each show is communal in nature, designed to provide a fun and inspiring outlet for the Lake Tahoe adventure community and benefits a local nonprofit.
The first installment will be Sept. 21 at 7pm with Bree Loewen, a thoughtful and elegant explorer of the hardships and joys of search and rescue, risk and motherhood. Loewen will present stories and readings from her new book “Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue.”
Loewen’s first book, “Pickets and Dead Men,” was her account of the three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier.
The show begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 for further details.
The Truckee Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapter is returning to the Lake Tahoe Airport this year for a Young Eagles rally, offering free airplane rides for youngsters 8-17. The rally will be Sept. 23 starting at 8am.
The free rides are part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, in which volunteer pilots introduce kids to aviation by giving them airplane rides.
The EAA started the Young Eagles program in 1992 with the goal of flying 1 million kids by Dec. 17, 2003, the centennial of the Wright brothers’ flights. They easily surpassed that goal and to date more than 2 million kids in more than 90 countries have joined the ranks of Young Eagles. The Truckee chapter has flown over 3,500 Young Eagles in that time.
Following the flight, each young person receives a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the world’s largest logbook, which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. In addition to the certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given their own logbook with an access code for a free EAA student membership and free access to the online flight training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, as well as several other programs.
The 16th annual Oktoberfest returns to the Village at Squaw Valley on Sept. 23.
The village transforms into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music and performances, and Oktoberfest themed games.
Oktoberfest supports the local community with proceeds from beer sales benefiting the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports student athletes developing skills in the sport of lacrosse. Last year’s Oktoberfest raised $20,000.
Entry into the festival is free, festival attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer. The event is from noon-6pm. Lederhosen and Dirndls are highly encouraged.