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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Alpine Ski & Music Festival August 14

Tahoe Culture Alpine Ski ClubSupport ski and snowboard programs for kids provided by the Auburn Ski Club at the Alpine Ski and Music Festival on Friday, August 14th at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.

And, get your Alpine ski pass at May 2009 rates!

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Plein Air Impressions of Lake Tahoe by Lois Loveless at Library thru November

Lois Loveless Lois Loveless of South Lake Tahoe has been capturing the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada in watercolor and pastels since she moved to Tahoe in 1994. Lately pastels have been her choice of medium for her plein air impressions, like Sand Harbor shown here.

A selection of Lois’s paintings will be displayed at the South Lake Tahoe Library during the entire month of November. read more →

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Lunar Eclipse Meditation with Peter Tongue August 3 in Incline Village

Tahoe Culture LunarEclipseJoin Peter Tongue on Monday, August 3rd, for a full alchemical healing meditation as the full moon lunar eclipse approaches on August 6th.

This is the perfect time to join in group meditation to create a bridge between the sun in Leo and the moon in Aquarius to raise the vibrations on the planet.

And harmony with one another.

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Urban Village Monday Night Music Aug 17 @ Sand Harbor

urban_villageIt’s all the rage.

The Urban Village Monday Night Music Series that is.

Providing audiences with soul-stirring rhythms and energetic beats every Monday night.

Don’t miss the final concert August 17.

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The Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas Aug 23 @ Valhalla

Tahoe Culture ValhallaThe Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas followed by Noble Chenrezig Practice by the great Bodhisattva Ngulchu Thogme Zangbo will take place at Valhalla in South Shore on August 23, 2009.

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In the Stars…Native American Myths and Legends August 28 @ Gatekeeper’s Museum

Tahoe Culture indian star stories“Grizzly sisters (Aries) used to play with Deer sisters (Pleiades) in a cave. One day Grizzly mother ate Deer mother. Deer sisters retaliated by trapping Grizzly sisters in the cave”, from the Sierra and Paiute Tribes of California.

These and other Native American myths and legends will bring Tahoe’s starry skies to life on August 28th in Tahoe City. read more →

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Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund

The goal was to find 1,000 women who would give a minimum of $1,000 to raise $1 million dollars.

With passion, drive, energy and devotion, the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund exceeded this goal, and has raised $1.3 million!

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Win a New Belgium Cruiser Aug 30 @ Commons Beach

new belguim cruiserHow does this sound?

Pedal There and pedal away with a New Belgium beach cruiser, and enjoy a free concert on the beach.

That’s this bike pictured here.

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Pet Blessing & Ice Cream Social August 29

Tahoe Culture Shyra DogWhere else can you get a pet blessing, home-made ice cream and a concert, for $5?

Holly’s Place in South Shore, of course!  It all happens Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 3pm to benefit the local humane society and our furry loved ones.

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The Art of Moving in Kings Beach.

taichi.jpgKeep Tahoe Well is their mantra.

And, their movement classes will keep you in the flow.

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Pet First Aid and CPR Summer Classes

Hey cat and dog lovers!

Sometimes Fido and Kitty need help. Do you know what to do?

Learn how to be prepared.

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Encaustic Art by Suzanne Bell, August 12 at TAL Art Center

Sunset Pic-Suzanne BellShe describes herself as “an artist working as a painter, mosaic artist and art teacher.”

Meet Encaustic artist Suzanne Bell on Wednesday, August 12th at the Tahoe Art League monthly meeting. It’s free and the public is invited.

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Slow Rollers fund Bikes for Children Program

slowrollers.jpgTheir goal is simple:

To ride bikes and have a good time.

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Free Jazz-fusion Flamenco @ Moody’s July 30

La Leta

Singer ‘La Leta’ and percussionist Roger Aiton will join flamenco guitarist Gopal Slavonic and flamenco dancers during an intimate evening of free music on Thursday, July 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Moody’s Bistro in Truckee.

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Eco-Friendly Hot Tub Treatment by Jane Weeks of Truckee

ahhnatural underwaterAs people become more aware of the health hazards associated with soaking in and breathing in harsh hot tub chemicals, and the environmental hazards associated with releasing chemically treated spa water into the environment, they have begun to seek out “green” alternatives to protect their health and the planet.

Truckee resident and entrepreneur, Jane Weeks, is helping people take these crucial steps by developing, manufacturing and selling a completely non-toxic hot tub treatment.

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Tahoe-scape Light Fixtures combine Artistry and Function

pendantlamp.JPGCan’t get enough Tahoe?

May we suggest a beautiful Tahoe landscape etched into your light fixture.

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29th Annual Donner Lake Triathlon July 19

Donner Lake BridgeOne of the longest running and most reputable triathlon events in California returns this July 19th to Donner Lake, with two course options offering both beginner and advanced competitors the chance to test their swimming, biking and running skills in the 29th Annual Donner Lake Triathlon.

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Olive Oil: Nature’s Liquid Gold by Cal Orey

She believes that Olive Oil is not only liquid gold for health, it’s also a remedy for fighting the recession.

It’s just one more reason to use olive oil, according to local author, Cal Orey.

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Live Music @ The Beacon in July

Camp RichardsonAsk a local. It’s not really summer until you’ve been to The Beacon Bar & Grill for food, drinks and music on their lakeside deck.  And, the drink to order is the famous Rum Runner.

To get you really in the mood, Wednesday through Sunday is free live music from 2pm to 6pm performed on the deck.

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Eco-entrepreneur Gunter Pauli @ IV July 28

GunterPauliFamous eco-entrepreneur and passionate proponent of green development worldwide, Gunter Pauli, will discuss “The Green Job Machine: The Laws of Physics & Our Economy” at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the campus of Sierra Nevada College on July 28.

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Golf at a Bowling Alley? Bowl Incline, A Tahoe Classic for all Ages

blowincline.gifHey kids! This is the perfect place to take your parents.

They’ll like it so much, they’ll be begging to take you!

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July at Valhalla, South Shore’s Cultural Hub

With this impressive lineup of performances and classes, even the kids can get into the act.

The Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival in July is overflowing with creativity ranging from comedy to plays, Vivaldi and Bach to R&B and funk, children’s art and sing-alongs, harps, flutes and celtic music and the Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival. 

Good thing July is a long month.

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Tahoe Fest July 8 in Kings Beach to benefit North Tahoe Playground project

Chris Talbot Lake-Tahoe-Summer_151The Talbot Brothers and the North Tahoe Public Utility District will host the 1st Annual Tahoe Art and Music Fest (Tahoe Fest) on Wednesday, July 8th.

All proceeds from Tahoe Fest will benefit the North Tahoe Public Utility District “Friends of the Park Fund” to purchase and install new Children’s Playground equipment including swings at the North Tahoe Regional Park.

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Christy Hill in Tahoe City: A Culinary Classic Turns 28 Years Old

christy-hillChristy Hill: A Culinary Classic Turns 28 Years Old

by Ryan Adams

This article is a reprint from the May Print Edition of Moonshine Ink, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

Roughly three decades ago, my parents Matt Adams and Debbie Macrorie, set out to follow a vision. In lieu of fancy business degrees, they brought passion and a love for the area, and devoted long hours, sleepless nights, and a whatever-it-takes attitude to create the Christy Hill Restaurant.

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Watercolor demo by Tracy Lewis July 8 @ TAL Art Center in South Shore

Tracy-Lewis-picture-White-on-White-ps2Her vibrant, luminous paintings are a result of using pure hue in transparent glazes.

Tracy Lewis will give a demonstration of painting white objects on a white background at the July 8 Tahoe Art League meeting.  She will show how to see all of the warm and cool colors in the shadows and highlights of white objects.

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The Dining Room @ Valhalla July 16-18

The Dining Room play“The Dining Room”, by the American playwright A.R. Gurney, is a delightful comedy of manners and a quick study of the WASP family throughout the ages. The play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each scene evokes a new emotion, whether it’s sadness, laughter, or eye-rolling.

Don’t miss this highly acclaimed production by South Shore’s finest actors on July 16, 17 and 18 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre.

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Drumming with Shawna at ZC Library July 10

Oatmeal drum by ElizabethHave you always wanted to play the drums in a band?

Then don’t miss the free Make A Drum event at the Zephyr Cove Library on July 10.

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Java Djembe Drum and Dance Troupe July 30 @ Valhalla

Tahoe Culture drumchik productionsAfter three weeks of practice, 20 members of the Boys & Girls Club and volunteers from the Drumtastick Makes a Kid Fantastick program will join Java Djembe Drum and Dance Troupe on stage Thursday, July 30, at a per­formance at the Valhalla Boat House.

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Hawaiian Dance July 31

hulaThe 17 piece Tahoe Dance Band will be holding a Hawaiian Dance on July 31.

Dress in your best Hawaiian outfit to get in the mood, or come as you are.

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