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Poetry Slam at The Bookshelf
April is National Poetry Month. Take your creative mind and create an original poem at the Poetry Prompt Slam at Bookshelf on Friday, April 25, 5-6:30 p.m. No need to prepare anything. A poetry prompt slam means everyone puts a word or phase in a hat and whichever one we pick out you write a poem from and then perform it all in the same night. Experienced and inexperienced poets welcome.
Enjoy old fairy tales and fables with extra twists and new endings. Performed by eighth-grade students from Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, Taylor Pruski, Isabella Abarno, Ryann Mond, Sarah Jane Shaffer and Kaya Wooley at the KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee on Saturday April 26, 10 a.m. sharp.
Donation: $2 per person (If you plan to stay and play there is an additional admission fee). Money collected will go toward a poetry book about being a good friend, happiness and inclusion the students created and are publishing.
Pizza night to benefit nonprofit preschool
Take the family to an all-you-can-eat pizza and salad buffet benefiting the Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op. Family Pizza Night will be held Wednesday, April 30, 5-8 p.m. at Tomaato’s Restaurant in Incline Village.
Children 4 and under are free, children 5-12 are $10 and adults are $15. All proceeds will be donated to the Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op.
Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op is a nonprofit, parent-run cooperative preschool, caring for and educating children 2-5 years old. For more information visit kingsbeachparentscoop.org.
Celebrate Fishmas Eve!
Join the Truckee River Trout Unlimited Chapter for the 9th annual Fishmas Eve fundraiser on Friday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. at Blue Coyote sports bar and grill in Truckee. Celebrate the arrival of the fishing season opening day and a raffle with amazing prizes.
An entrance fee of $25 gets you all-you-can-eat pizza, all-you-can-drink beer, and one free raffle ticket.
Meet industry professionals while helping raise money for the Trout Unlimited chapter. Raffle prizes include guided trips, fly fishing gear, golf vouchers, and much more. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale. All proceeds will go directly to the Little Truckee River Restoration Project. Fishmas Eve is not only a great time, but you’ll help out the Truckee River Watershed too.
Visit www.tahoetroutbum.org or www.facebook.com/TruckeeTU.
Wildflower Talk with Cliff Lambson
Cliff Lambson, noted local wildflower enthusiast, will share Sierra wildflower photos on April 27, 10:30 a.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. In this free event, he will provide tips for identification while motivating you to get out there and enjoy nature’s little jewels. Leave the talk with hiking ideas and suggestions. Cliff is the author of a pocket-sized wildflower guide, a perfect companion on a hike. Enjoy breakfast snacks and coffee provided by Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet and The Dam Café. Visit GoTahoeNorth.com.
Squaw Valley seeks all things “Made in Tahoe”
Enrollment is open for local businesses and talent to participate in the 2nd annual Made In Tahoe Festival in The Village at Squaw Valley showcasing businesses, artisans, product designers, nonprofit organizations and performers May 24-25, with 4,000 visitors expected.
Booths are $50 for nonprofits. Booths start at $200 for other businesses.
Fill out an application at squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/made-tahoe-festival by April 30.
A Taste of Spring
Plumas Sierra Cattle Women, 2nd Annual “A Taste of Spring” Dinner, will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Calpine Community Center, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. savory beef stroganoff dinner, live music, dancing, spring baskets drawings, $12 adult, $6 child. Contact Paula at 530-994-3610 or Karen 530-993-1655 for ticket information and sales.
Senior pancake breakfast
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on May 4, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Optimist. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.
Kiwanis Club Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting
Community members will socialize and examine thousands of dollars in donated items available for bidding at the Kiwanis Club Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting. This year’s auction will be Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. One dozen wineries will pour premium wines accompanied by generous plates of sumptuous appetizers. Ticket prices are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets are available at www.goo.gl/xCfuo (preferred) or Mother Nature’s Cabin Fever, 551 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-583-8143.
More than $50,000 in goods and services will be offered for silent and live auction bidding. Look for many great values in vacations to exotic places, golf and dining packages, home maintenance services, artwork, clothing, jewelry and fashion accessories. All proceeds benefits youth sports, social service programs, and community events in the North Lake Tahoe region. Dress is Tahoe casual with spring flair.
Truckee Professional Rodeo meeting will be held Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road. The rodeo committee still needs volunteers to help with various tasks and head committees. New sponsor packages are available. Visit www.truckeerodeo.org for further information.
BGCNLT fundraising breakfast
World’s first licensed armless pilot Jessica Cox will speak at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe’s annual breakfast and an afternoon event. Jessica will speak to Club members and local youth who wish to attend at the BGCNLT on May 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Kings Beach. All children and families are welcome to attend this free event.
On May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Jessica will speak at the Club’s annual fundraising breakfast in Hanger Alpha 9 at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. This is a free event, but donations will be solicited. Limited space is available, RSVP by calling 530-546-4324 or emailing email@example.com by May 5.
Teen Open Mic and concert
The last Open Mic & Free Show of the school year will be at Coffeebar is Saturday, May 10, 6:30-9 p.m. There will be a local artist performing and hosting the event. Take your songs, your poems, stories, comedy and more while enjoying some great coffee! There will be a prize giveaway, including a secret Apple prize.
The Family Resource Center of Truckee seeks high school students as a Street Team to help promote events and activities. Get your community service hours. Continued volunteerism can help you not only gain experience, but gather references for future endeavors.
Contact Jackie McKinney, AmeriCorps Family Support Aide at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road at 530-587-2513, ext. 117 for more info.
Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop
Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with 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 10 at the Truckee River Sanctuary.
Find out if backyard chickens are for you; 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. See a Sierra backyard flock first hand, with time for questions and the handling of hens.
The cost of the workshop is $6 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $12 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/chickens.