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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Backpacking with Children Class Offered June 16-28

Have you always wanted to take the little ones backpacking but you don’t know how? If so, then this is the perfect class for you.

Tim Hauserman, in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, will be teaching a class-series on how to introduce backpacking to your children.

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CATS take over LTCC June 11-13, 18-20 & 21

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Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, “Cats” tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.

Local gymnasts, martial artists, musicians and dancers are bringing it to South Shore June 11-13 and June 18-21, 2009

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Shots for Shots fundraiser June 11 in IV

shots1Share a drink for an important cause.

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill in Incline Village is hosting its 2nd Annual Shots for Shots fundraiser on June 11, 2009.

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Flag Day Community Fair at the Village Center June 12 and 13

flagArtists at Lake Tahoe & Dress the Part(y) are holding a Flag Day Community Fair at the Village Center on June 12 and 13.

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2009 North Tahoe Rowing Regatta June 13

rowing-regattaThe 2009 North Tahoe Rowing Regatta, sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, June 13.

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Friday Night Teen Scene at Kahle

kids-climbingIt’s Friday night. What do you do with teenagers who still aren’t worn out from playing all day?

Take them to the South Shore Teen Scene at Kahle Community Center.

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Soulcycler Rick Gunn on the Road Again

rick-gunn-2009-soul-journeyAfter three years, 33 countries and 25,811 miles around the globe by bicycle, he’s back on the road again.

Rick Gunn, photojournalist and bicycle adventurer, aka Soulcycler, is headed down another path of travel and self-discovery, this time starting in Scotland.

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Extraordinary Visions! with Dewitt Jones June 14 to benefit the Children’s Cabinet at IV

puffball-dewitt-jonesDewitt Jones is unparalleled in showing people how to bring their creative vision into reality. He is one of America’s top professional photographers, a creative genius in his field. He’s led an inspired life, celebrating “what is right with the world.” Embracing this attitude has taken him to soaring heights in both business and life.

Dewitt will share his secrets for his winning attitude with all of us on June 14 in Incline Village.

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Fundraiser for Stacey at Mt Tallac Brewery June 13

heartsTo continue to help South Shore’s Stacey Ballard pay her medical bills, her friends are holding a fundraiser at Mt. Tallac Brewery on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

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EDGE Release Party June 17 @ Blue Angel Cafe in South Lake Tahoe

edge-2009Remember your childhood? There were no boundaries or limits restricting your imagination.

Unlock your creative powers again with the Tahoe Writers Works at its publication release party and reading of its annual publication, EDGE, a collection of fiction, essays, poetry, and art at the Blue Angel Café on Wednesday, June 17th, 7-9 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Tom Delaney @ Valhalla, June 19

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He’s been entertaining enthusiastic audiences at Valhalla for decades with his classic swing and jazz selections performed as only a small ensemble can perform them.

Don’t miss the Tom Delaney Jazz Combo at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on June 19, 2009.

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Arizona Odyssey at LTCC Art Gallery thru June 20

Through June 20th, the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Foyer Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings and photographs titled, “Arizona Odyssey: Two Artists in the Desert” by artist, Linda Ruckdeschel.

The exhibition is open during regular campus hours.

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Sidecar Rally in South Shore June 25-28

sidecarpinThe United Sidecar Association 2009 National Rally is coming to town June 25-28.  Stationed at Camp Richardson, hundreds of sidecars are expected to take to the streets for 4 days of guided tours to our hot spots.

And, be sure to check out the world’s fastest sidecar – that’s 187 mph – on Saturday, June 27 at the airport.

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Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Phyllis Shafer July 13-17, 2009 at SNC

shafer_hopefull_valleyExplore the excitement and challenges of painting the Tahoe landscape “en plein air” with local artist, Phyllis Shafer on July 13-17, 2009.

It’s part of the Sierra Nevada College 2009 Summer Workshops Series.

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Grand58 at Valhalla, June 26

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Local band, Grand58 plays an eclectic mix of all the great jazz, funk, fusion, folk, and rock music of the last thirty years, but with an original, driving, and raw twist making it always new and fresh.

Check them out at Valhalla on June 26th at 7:30pm.

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South Lake Tahoe Art, Food & Wine Festival June 27-28

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In the middle of South Shore is a place being transformed by the blending of local art, local flavors and our maritime culture.

It’s the Ski Run Marina, and they’re holding a summer party.

Don’t miss the Art, Food & Wine Festival featuring local artists in action, wine tasting, and international street food on June 27 and 28, 2009.

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Chris Talbot Photography on display at North Tahoe Event Center

talbot_sandharborvistaThe photography of local artist, Chris Talbot, is on display at the North Tahoe Event Center through August 2009.

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Sierra Nevada College to Offer South American Travel Courses Program

patagoniaBeginning in July 2009, Sierra Nevada College will be offering a travel course opportunity in Bariloche, Argentina.

Students from any college or university-as well as high school students age 15 or older-will be eligible to receive college credit from SNC for courses taken during the program.

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Pet Network’s annual Fur Ball fundraiser May 30

maggie_in_the_waterHow can you resist? Help Maggie and her buddies find homes at this fun(d)raiser.

Pet Network’s 11th Annual Fur Ball will be held at the Hyatt Lakeside Ballroom on May 30, 2009 from 5:30-11:00pm.

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Constructivist Sculpture by Elaine Jason

jason-artHer sculptures are constructions that relate to architecture.

“Structural forms have always fascinated me,” says Elaine Jason of Tahoe City, “whether they are structures in nature, such as the cellular forms of butterfly wings as seen through a microscope…or the architectural things that man has made.”

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LTCC Shoe Drive for Kenya thru May 31, 2009

ltcc-shoe-drive-for-kenyaThe newly formed Rotaract Club at the Lake Tahoe Community College is sponsoring a Shoe Drive for needy individuals in Kenya until the end of May.

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CPR Training May 30 in Truckee

Would you know what to do?

Learn to save the life of a loved one who has stopped breathing, is having a heart attack, or is choking at CPR Training on May 30 in Truckee.

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Yellow Sub. Keeping it real.

Tahoe Culture Yellow SubThe original deli shop in South Shore.

Started by ski bums who had to pay for their addiction with the least minimal effort (because you get tired on the slopes all day!), Yellow Sub has been around since 1980. read more →

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Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival celebrates 30 Years

The 30th year of the Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival promises to be another huge hit featuring visual and performing artists throughout 2009.

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My Name Ain’t Betty Crocker, May 1 @ No Tahoe High

tahoe-womens-service-betty-crockerThis is not a women’s movement. This is a community movement.

Tahoe Women’s Service has come up with an innovative way to get it across that both women and men are part of the movement to end violence.

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Rock Punk & Funk: Lavish Green at Divided Sky May 8

They are considered one of South Shore’s original rock and roll bands.

Lavish Green. Rock punk funk with a twist of some other stuff.

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Sonia Song, aka Donkey Baby, at LTCC Library May 8

9781434391506_cover.inddHer memoir intertwines intimate personal experience with major events in modern China.

This is her story.

Meet Sonia Song at the LTCC Library on May 8th and follow her roller-coaster journey from China to America in her memoir, “Donkey Baby: From Beijing to Berkeley and Beyond”.

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Authentic Mexican Dance, May 8

tradicionalrancheroThe Tahoe Dance Band will perform authentic Mexican dances led by Xochitl Alfaro on May 8, 2009.

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Skate the Lake June 16-17

spring-into-skating-ice-showWatch ice dancing and synchronized skating at our own ice arena at the Spring into Skating ice show hosted by the Tahoe Figure Skating Club.

You may even see a future Olympian.

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Spirit Medicine Bowl Workshop with Ann Thennes May 9-10

Animals hold many keys to life if we just listen. Native Americans have always lived in harmony with the earth and revere many creatures for their strength, courage, and hard work.

Don’t miss this special 2-day workshop to help you get in tune with your animal totem by Ann Thennes of South Shore, May 9 and 10, 2009.

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Impressionist Nanette Oleson presents May 13 @ Senior Center

nanette-oleson-sunflowerheadShe is an international award-winning artist known for her dynamic brushwork and evocative impressionistic colors. Her paintings resonate with a passionate joy inspired by her love of gardening and hiking with her energetic dogs. Her paintings inspire hope, expressing with brilliant colors and lively brush strokes, a spontaneous joy of life.

Meet Nanette Oleson May 13 at the TAL monthly meeting; it’s free and open to the public.

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Plants of the Tahoe Basin by Michael Graf

plants-of-the-tahoe-basin-michael-grafThe Village Nursery in Truckee highly recommends this pocket field guide for the Truckee-Donner area.

“Plants of the Tahoe Basin” by Michael Graf is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the trees, ferns, and flowering plants of the Tahoe Basin.

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Multi-Cultural Day at LTCC May 14

Tai Chi demonstrations, Middle Eastern Dancing, Tribal Drumming, Polynesian Dancing, Filipino Songs, Washo Walking, Flamenco Dancing, Aikido demonstrations, and more.

Lake Tahoe Community College will celebrate Multi-Cultural Day on May 14, 2009.

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On Ensemble Taiko Artists play May 15

on_ensembleInfusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, On Ensemble’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.”

You don’t want to miss this show Friday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. at North Tahoe High School to benefit ARts for the Schools.

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The Mystical Art of Tibet featured at Workshop May 16-23

Learn about Tibetan culture and art from an ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk and master Thangka artist, May 16-23 in South Shore.

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Astronomical Art at North Tahoe Event Center thru July 31

long-shot-a-spadoni“The Artists’ Universe” from the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), presented by Space Science for Schools, is on display through July 31, 2009 at the North Tahoe Event Center.

The exhibit will introduce visitors to the art and science of astronomical illustration.

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World Travel with Purpose May 28

kids-big-smilesAndrea Ross, co-founder of Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), will speak to the theme of Traveling for Good: How Travel Can Change the World on Thursday, May 28 at Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley. A reception with no-host bar begins at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

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Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Gloria in No Shore, May 29-31

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival invites you to celebrate Spring with the Reno Baroque Ensemble at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Trinity Episcopal Church and a special matinee at the Resort at Squaw Creek, May 29-31.

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What Lies Beneath the Surface of Lake Tahoe with Scott Cassell May 29

Find out what lies below Lake Tahoe on May 29th at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

Famed Oceanographer Scott Cassell and the Undersea Voyager Project (UVP) will present their findings after their month-long scientific mission.

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