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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Free cooking series starts Monday in Kings Beach

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Cooking Matters — a free, six-week series on Mondays — takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, March 27 through May 1.

Classes take place at 265 Bear St., Kings Beach, and will be taught in both English and Spanish. Free child care will also be provided. According to a news release, attendees will learn from professionals how to prepare and shop for delicious and nutritious foods on a budget. You’ll also receive free recipes and meals plans that you can use at home.

For those who participate in the series, the last class is a grocery store tour, and everyone receives a $10 gift certificate to use at Safeway. To register, call North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952.

Avalanche beacon date night

Grab your partner, friends or come alone and “find” new friends with a free beacon training and a special dinner with your date on Wednesday, March 29, at Cafe Zenon in Tahoe City.

Jason Lahy of Alpenglow Sports will cover the importance of beacons during single and multiple burials, as well as other avalanche scenario events. If you have your own beacon, bring it. If you do not have a beacon, one will be loaned to you.

Cafe Zenon is located at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. The event is from 6-7 p.m. Stay after for food and drink; cost is $10 for a dinner special. Visit http://www.cafezenon.com to learn more.

Ability Bash set for April 1

The nonprofit Achieve Tahoe will hold its annual Ability Challenge, a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $200,000 in support of its programs, on April 1.

In partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, challenge culminates with a fun day of on-mountain ski activities at Squaw Valley resort.

Anyone who raises at least $200 can join the fun that day and will receive one lift ticket (if needed), a goodie bag and lunch voucher, an invite to an après ski party, and free raffle entry.

Over 40 participants with disabilities will take part and receive private ski and snowboard lessons specifically adapted to build health, confidence and independence.

Registration on April 1 takes place from 8-10 a.m., followed by on-mountain challenges from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit http://www.achievetahoe.org to learn more.