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Editorandamp;#8217;s note: E-mail your dining news to aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject: Dining news. Recipes, kitchen tips, gluten-free news, events all welcome. Attach images as high-resolution jpegs with identification, description and photo credit.Jakeandamp;#8217;s Mardi Gras PartyBon Ton Roule! Let the good times roll Monday, March 5, at Jakeandamp;#8217;s annual SnowFest! event, andamp;#8220;Mardi Gras On The Lake,andamp;#8221; a New Orleans-inspired theme party featuring foods from the Crescent City, hurricane punches, Happy Hour discounts (4:30-6:30 p.m.), costumes, beads, and rockinandamp;#8217; live music. Jakeandamp;#8217;s entire dinner and caf menus also available. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., live music with local favorites The Beer Gardeners begins around 6 p.m. Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. For more information call 530-583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.West Shore Caf andamp; Inn to host TOCCATA and Antinori Wine DinnerLake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn invites all to enjoy The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area (TOCCATA) snow-inspired andamp;#8220;Brrroque Masters in SnowFest!andamp;#8221; Vivaldi Concerto in B flat and Antinori four-course wine pairing dinner Thursday, March 8. Following the concert, the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn will offer a wine-pairing four-course dinner featuring Antinori wines, including one of the wine makerandamp;#8217;s coveted Tignanello Super Tuscans. The special menu draws from seasonal produce, seafood and meats prepared to accentuate the flavors inherent in each item.Guests will enjoy light appetizers and socializing 4:30-5 p.m., prior to the TOCCATA concert, 5-7 p.m. The Antinori wine dinner will begin at 7 p.m., each of the four courses paired with select wines from the Antinori family. Concert tickets are available for $45 and dinner reservations are available for $65 per guest. Combined concert and dinner reservations may also be made for $110 per guest. Visit WestShoreCafe.com for details or to reserve call 530-525-5200.Cabbage Bash announcedJoin the Lions Clubs International, the worldandamp;#8217;s largest service club organization for their annual St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day Corned Beef andamp; Cabbage Bash Saturday, March 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m. with music, $1,000 cash door prize, raffle prizes galore and $1 drinks at the Community Arts Center on Church Street.Tickets for the Cabbage Bash fundraiser are $40 per person. This includes an all-you-can-eat dinner, a chance at a $1,000 cash door prize and one raffle ticket. Get tickets at the Welcome Center for Chamber of Commerce at Truckee Train Depot. The Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917,they are best known for fighting blindness. However, they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects, including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding senior and the disabled.Dining for Schools Cards on saleRestaurants offering extended dates Need a night out? Donandamp;#8217;t forget that several North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants honor Excellence in Education Dining for Schools cards during the extended period through March 29. Restaurants offering discount during extended period: Dining Room at the Lodge at Sugar Bowl, Grahamandamp;#8217;s at Squaw Valley, Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake, JAX at the Tracks, Pizza on the Hill, Rainbow Lodge, Rosieandamp;#8217;s Caf, Rocker@Squaw, Sandyandamp;#8217;s Pub, Six Peaks Grille, Sunnyside, Summit Restaurant, The Lodge at Tahoe Donner, Soule Domain and West Shore Caf.Dining for Schools cards are good for 50 percent off entrees at more than 40 participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants. Cards cost $45 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use during the specified dates. The regular period dates for use of the Dining for Schools card are now April 15 through June 15, 2012 in addition to the extended period through March 29. Dining for Schools cards are available at Porters Sport locations (Tahoe City and Truckee), Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at http://www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 for inquiries. Until they all come home… This past holiday season, in lieu of a Christmas tree at Truckee dining icon Wagon Train, owners Brian and Siobhan Smart encouraged families of our actively serving military to send in pictures of their loved ones oversees to hang in their coffee shop. The response was so overwhelming, with pictures arriving from veterans who had served in World Wars as well as those on active duty, the Smarts decided to keep hanging the photographs until andamp;#8220;all our troops come home.andamp;#8221; Show your respect and love for your hero and stop by Wagon Train, 11080 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee, across from the Depot) with a photograph of your hero to add to the tribute. Said Siobahn Smart, andamp;#8220;It doesnandamp;#8217;t matter if there are 10,000 or 100,000 will hang them up, with pride.andamp;#8221; You can also email your photographs to smartwagontrain@yahoo.com. Big Night Out Disco!Annual KidZone Museum Fundraiser at Dragonfly Restaurant, Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:30-11 p.m.-ish. Get your groove on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Dragonfly Restaurant. All proceeds benefit the Museum. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance, $45 at the door.Cost includes three complimentary beer or wine drinks, dinner, dancing, silent and online auction, a raffle and prize for the best 70s attire.Bring a friend the night of the event and receive a free signature cocktail!Tickets on sale at the Museum in Truckee and http://www.facebook.com/events/306316392743308/ for auction and event updates on Facebook. On-line bidding coming soon! Major sponsor: Dragonfly.