North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of April 25, 2016 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of April 25, 2016

Dining for Schools cards available

Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s Dining for Schools cards, which give diners a discount at select Tahoe Truckee area restaurants, can be used Sunday-Thursday through June 16. The cards provide 50% off entrees at all participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants.

Cards cost $50 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use during the specified program dates. The cards are available at Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware (Truckee), The Store (Tahoe City) and online at ExinEd.org. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Excellence in Education Foundation, which supports quality education with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

Kiwanis benefit auction set for May 1 at Sunnyside

The Annual Kiwanis Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting spring gala will take place at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will enjoy deluxe appetizers and sip premium wines with such fine wineries as Ahnfeldt Wines, Truchard, Heitz Cellar, Ravenswood and Hagafen.

Over $50,000 in goods and services will be offered in the auction. Look for vacations to exotic places, golf and dining packages, home maintenance services, clothing, jewelry and accessories.

Ticket prices are $35 per person in advance, or $40 per person at the door. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member and at Mother Nature’s Cabin Fever, 551 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-583-8143. Tickets can now be purchased online at goo.gl/xCfuo. Dress is Tahoe casual with spring flair.

The Annual Kiwanis Community Benefit Auction supports a wide range of community and school programs, such as Boys and Girls Club, North Tahoe High & Middle School sports and music programs, Arts For The Schools, and Concerts in the Park at Commons Beach, among others.

For information, contact Linda Adkins at 775-750-5323, ladkinstahoe@yahoo.com, or Hal Slear at 530-581-5111, hal@jamesharoldgalleries.com.

Backyard Chicken Raising Workshop on tap

Slow Food Lake Tahoe, along with former Board Member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner Polly Triplat, will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, at the Truckee River Sanctuary at 11691 Kayhoe Court in Truckee.

Find out what it takes to start enjoying fresh eggs from your own chickens; whether you may legally have hens in your town/city; and what it takes to keep them safe from predators. In addition, the workshop will cover basic coop design, feeding, handling and selection of cold hardy breeds. You will see a thriving backyard Truckee flock first hand with plenty of time for questions and the handling of hens.

Tickets for the Slow Food Skillshare Series seminar cost $15.

Visit truckeeriversanctuary.com to learn more about the sanctuary. Visit slowfoodlaketahoe.org to learn more about Slow Food Lake Tahoe.