Two chances to support the community

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By Tim Hauserman

August might be roaring by much too quickly, but there are still a few opportunities this month to have some fun while supporting important programs within the the community:
The Excellence in Education Foundation has partnered with Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee for the first Give Back to Schools Event on Tuesday August 25, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm.

During the event, Mountain Hardware is offering 10% off all purchases. At the end of the night the store will then donate 10% of the event’s sales to the Foundation.  Customers are also able to “round up” their purchase or make an additional donation of their choosing at the register.

The Foundation will serve light appetizers and beverages and prizes will be regularly raffled off.

“This evening of shopping and socializing is a new and exciting opportunity for the Foundation to raise money while offering customers a great deal on home, garden and hardware items,” explained Laura Brown, Executive Director of the Excellence in Education Foundation. “We receive so much wonderful support from this community and we were thrilled that Mountain Hardware was interested in working with us to make this happen. We truly appreciate their support.”

The Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community of the Tahoe-Truckee region. exined.org

4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner, August 27, 2015
The Poulsen Estate, in the meadow at Squaw Valley.

Enjoy a feast while supporting the Squaw Valley Institute, which brings world class speakers and educational programs to the Tahoe region. The meal will include locally sourced organic ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub, prepared with an Argentinian theme by five chefs who practice their art in Squaw Valley.

Guests will also be treated to wine from Nicholson Ranch Winery, and beer from Incline based Alibi Ale Works.

Wayne Poulsen Jr. will be on hand to provide a tour of this iconic Squaw Valley property owned by the family who developed much of the original residential communities of Squaw Valley.

Cocktails at 5, Dinner at 6. $125 for Squaw Valley Institute Members, $150 for the public. squawvalleyinstitute.org

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