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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Southshore Soldiers Mini Camp March 21-22

It all began with his desire to give back to his riding roots.

South Lake Tahoe local pro snowboarder and Winter X-Games champion Jimmy Halopoff started Southshore Soldiers Camp in 2002 earning national recognition.

New for 2009, mini Southshore Soldier Camps will be offered, focusing on progressive park riding and safety.

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OPEN fund raiser March 11 @ Ernie’s

These people are Extraordinary.

Enjoy a burger and friends while you help raise $ for OPEN.

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Irish Jigs and Corned Beef, March 13

To celebrate St. Patty’s Day, Irish songs will be sung by John Roos with Mo Leonard on piano at the SLT Senior Center on Friday, March 13.

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Fireside Chat with George LeBard at SNC, March 26

Tahoe is full of notable and creative individuals. It’s part of our mountain culture.

So we can get an up-close and personal look at the community’s most prolific citizens, Sierra Nevada College has created Fireside Chats.

Next up: George LeBard on March 26th.

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Meet Climbing Legend Fred Beckey Mar 14

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Fred Beckey is an American climbing legend.

He has climbed more first ascents than any other person in history.  At age 86 he still climbs and pursues first ascents around the world.

Beckey will share his life of adventure through his photos and film on March 14th in South Shore.

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Diamond Peak Community Appreciation Day, March 17

Just look at that corduroy. And Lake!

Known for its meticulous groomed trails, family fun and stunning views, Diamond Peak wants to say thanks to the community on March 17.

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Short Attention Span Comedy @ LTCC March 19-22

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Everyone needs to laugh, especially in the middle of the winter.

To meet the recommended quota of laughs-per-day prescribed by the Department of Public Health, the Lake Tahoe Community College drama and music departments present the Short Attention Span Comedy.

Guitarist Harvey Reid @ LTCC March 18

Guitar Player Magazine calls him “A giant of the steel strings”.

Find out yourself as Harvey Reid gives a live concert March 18th at LTCC.

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Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer March 20

We’re in for a treat!

Solo Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer will bring his music to South Shore on Friday, March 20th.

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Melissa Lanitis Gregory. In Loving Memory.

She loved art, chocolate, red wine, dogs, recycling, her old and new friends, and her community.

But above all, she loved her sons, Griffin and Gordie, and her adoring husband, Alan; and her father.

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200′ Banana Split @ Tahoe Donner Mar 28

Help construct and then devour a 200-foot Banana Split on March 28th at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

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A Blessing by John O’Donohue for Melissa

The following is a poem by the late John O’Donohue, an Irish poet and philosopher, from his book Anam Cara — Gaelic for “soul friend”. It is dedicated to our beautiful friend, Melissa Lanitis Gregory.

May the light of your soul guide you.

May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.

May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.

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Into the Landscape: Vistas and Visions by Phyllis Shafer thru April 4

South Lake Tahoe artist Phyllis Shafer shares her personal explorations of her Sierra Nevada surroundings and the Sonoran Desert in her new oils and gouaches entitled “Into the Landscape: Vistas and Visions”.

The exhibit will be on display at the Stremmel Gallery through April 4, 2009.

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Landscape Artist Stefan Baumann

Stefan Baumann, a native of South Lake Tahoe Tahoe, is one of America’s most trusted guides to painting on location.

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Learn to Paint the 4 Seasons with Jan Foss March 5

Learn how to paint the beautiful Tahoe landscape in all four seasons with Jan Foss starting March 5th.

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Wild Encounters at North Tahoe Event Center

The North Tahoe Event Center has partnered with North Tahoe Arts and the Art in Public Places program to provide rotating art exhibits available to the public.

The premier show are Incline Village photographers, William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert, of Wild Encounters Photography.

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Help Local Students attend Power Shift 09

SIGBA recently committed to education programming in green building and sustainability.

As its first initiative, SIGBA is seeking sponsorship of at least one local student leader to the Power Shift 09 Conference to be held February 27 to March 2 in Washington DC.

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Call for Artists: Art on the Wild Side Exhibit. Submissions due Feb 9.

Here’s your chance to unleash your creativity and let your imagination run wild.

North Tahoe Arts invites you to submit art for its March show featuring “Art on the Wild Side” like these animated clay works by Dayna Galletti.

Submissions due February 9th.

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Bilingual Musical Tales at Bijou, Feb 6

Bilingual storyteller Rose Cano will perform colorful, high energy musical tales of Ancient Latin America in both English and Spanish on February 6th.

It’s part of the TAP 2009 Arts & Culture series.

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Local Artist funds Illustration Dream

As an illustrator, she has always wanted to do more with her talent; to give back in some way by inspiring others, especially children.

For the last several years, Kristen Schwartz has been developing a portfolio to enter children’s publishing and follow her dream.

The work paid off.

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The Hook, the Twist, and the Cliffhanger by Todd Borg Feb 6

Todd Borg, local author of the Owen McKenna mysteries, will host a free talk on the craft of writing commercial fiction at Lake Tahoe Community College Library on February 6 at 7pm.

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