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.
Garlic gardening — that will be the topic of a talk at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Sept. 30 at 1pm.
This is for anyone who has ever considered growing garlic in a garden in Tahoe.
UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe is putting on this free workshop to show how garlic can be grown at the lake. Participants will receive instruction on cultivation techniques, and history/background on the plant.
Everyone will leave with free garlic for their gardens.
Viva L’Auto on Sept. 30 at 6pm benefits 3Strands Global Foundation. It includes cars provided by Niello Automotive, live band, food, drinks, live and silent auction. It will be at Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom. Cost is $75. For details, call 916.996.8813.
The Alpine Aspen Festival is a celebration of the beauty and vital role of aspen groves in providing clean water to millions of Californians and Nevadans. This year’s festival will include educational hikes, artist workshops, conservation projects, music, and more. It will be Oct. 7-8, 9am-4pm on Blue Lakes Road off Highway 88.
The 14th annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is Oct. 7 from noon-4pm. It brings wine, food and philanthropy together in support of this year’s chosen nonprofit – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe. For more information or to buy tickets, go online.
Everyone is invited to grab a group of friends, ride the chairlift, clean the mountain and collect prizes.
Participants should come prepared to navigate steep and sometimes rocky terrain with sturdy footwear. Bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle and a bucket. Trash bags will be provided in addition to gloves and buckets if needed.
Lunch will be provided.
Registration at the Solstice Plaza begins at 10am.
Faces of the Homeless is an opportunity to promote awareness in South Lake Tahoe about the issue of homelessness. The talk will be Oct. 26 from 5:30-8:30pm. Talk is free, dinner is $20. For more info, email [email protected]