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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; River Ranch to help Humane Society

Join the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe for a fabulous dinner at the River Ranch with 30 percent of your food bill* going toward helping homeless pets in the area Thursday, April 19, 6-9 p.m. You must make your reservations at least a day in advance by calling the River Ranch at 530-583-4264 and be sure to tell the reservationist that you are dining for the Humane Society. This offer is available in the dining room only and may not be used with any other offers, discounts, certificates or promotions.

Go on out and dine for HSTT! Theyand#8217;ll all be there, so it should be a fun party. A sell out is anticipated, so call and make your reservations today.

If you have any questions or need more information call Dale Lawrence at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at 530-587-5948.

*Does not include alcohol.

The Evolution of Pizza: A Tasty History

Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Follow pizzaand#8217;s infancy from its Sicilian and Neapolitan routes to modern day Neo-Neapolitan pies, from New York style to Chicago, to California and beyond. The Evolution of Pizza with chef Jacob Burton covers authentic Neapolitan style pizzas baked in Stellaand#8217;s 800° F wood-fire oven, Sicilian pizzas, New York and Californian styles. Learn how to properly stretch dough for different styles of pizzas and there will be a sauce making demonstration. Recipes are included in this hands-on cooking class taught by Chef Jacob, and he promises you will learn how to recreate incredible pizzas in your home oven.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to make at least one custom pizza and dinner will include pizzas created by the class, a seasonal salad and classic tiramisu.

Cost is $75 per person. Beer and wine available with dinner at an additional charge. Reservations: 530-582-5655. Info: http://cedarhousesporthotel.com/stella/dining_at_stella.html.

April Food and Wine Pairing at Jakeand#8217;s

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. Taste wine poured by featured winemaker, Buehler Vineyards (Napa Valley), paired with four courses of gourmet cuisine created by Chef Scott Yorkey. Cost is $38 per person age 21+. Space is limited, guaranteed reservations required. Please call 530-583-0188 to reserve your spot now. Jakeand#8217;s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Boatworks Mall. Visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.

Support Truckee High School boosters

Dine at The Lodge in Tahoe Donner April 27 and 20 percent of the proceeds from your dinner (excluding alcohol) go to Truckee High School Boosters. Reservations suggested at 530-587-9455.

Big Night Out – Disco!

Annual KidZone Museum Fundraiser at Dragonfly Restaurant, Saturday, April 28, 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 available now! Major sponsor: Dragonfly.

Save the Date for InnerRhythms Appetizers for the Arts!

Save the Date for InnerRhythms signature event Appetizers for the Arts and#8212; and#8220;Cabernet and Cowboy Boots!and#8221; on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. The Tahoe-Truckee Airport will again host this evening of culinary and performance excellence. Regional restaurants and wineries will be featured along with a performance by InnerRhythms Dance Theatre.

For more information, please call InnerRhythms at 530-550-8464 or stop by the dance studios located at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

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 and#8220;all our troops come home.and#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, and#8220;It doesnand#8217;t matter if there are 10,000 or 100,000 will hang them up, with pride.and#8221; You can also email your photographs to smartwagontrain@yahoo.com.