Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Girls on the Run–LUNAFest Film, Food and Wine March 9

Posted on February 28, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

LUNAFEST has a legacy of featuring notable and up-and-coming women filmmakers.   Girls on the Run – Sierra has a legacy of nurturing preteen girls in Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

In 2013 Squaw Valley will host the 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.

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 Garwoods, Mamasake, Rocker, Season’d Catering, Fireside Pizza, Soupa and Squaw Valley Catering. Live music 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 coming of age story of a young gymnast, and Georgena Terry, 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 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/Olympic Village Lodge, located at 1901 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and films start at 8:00pm. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Squaw Valley and local event sponsors Corporate Visions and Sierra Sotheby’s Realty.

Girls-on-the-RunAbout 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 ten 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 to be joyful, healthy, and confident. GOTR-S is kicking off its eleventh season in the Lake Tahoe region in March. To volunteer or learn more about the program, visit or call 530-567-2144.

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