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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream named after Tahoe Pro Snowboarder Hannah Teter

Hannah-Teter-Maple-Blondie-ice-creamSlide over Wheaties.

To commemorate her ongoing humanitarian efforts in Africa, Ben & Jerry’s has honored fellow Vermont native and gold medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter with its newest flavor, Maple Blondie.

It is the first flavor created for an athlete by the company.

As part of Ben & Jerry’s social mission, a portion of the ice cream sales will benefit Hannah’s Gold, Teter’s charity that funds various projects in Kenya.

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The Psychology of Humor Free Seminar Dec 2 in Truckee

Kristen Schwartz HyacinthFaeryIs laughter the best medicine?

Studies show that laughter has several health benefits from lowering blood pressure and hence, your chance of having a heart attack or stroke, to increasing intelligence and your ability to process and retain information. Laughter is also a great stress management tool and helps to release endorphins – the body’s natural painkillers.  And, it’s fun and exhilarating!

Join Dr. Kim Bateman for a free evening of laughter and insight into the health benefits on December 2nd at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance (TCHSP) in Truckee. read more →

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Dedication of Joseph Research Library at the Christmas at the Cabin Open House Dec 6

Dick-and-Levon Joseph of TruckeeHonoring early Truckee citizen and philanthropist Dick Joseph, the Truckee Donner Historical Society announces the dedication of the Joseph Research Library at 10115 Donner Trail Road, at Meadow Park, to be held at the Christmas at the Cabin Open House on Sunday, December 6 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

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Squaw Valley Institute Presents Mountainfilm Festival Dec 10

Lake Tahoe culture solo_kayak_024Witness what the human spirit can endure.

Featuring six short films including the riveting 58-minute feature documentary, “Solo,” which chronicles the first ever kayak crossing of the dangerous Tasman Sea, the Mountainfilm Festival presented by the Squaw Valley Institute takes place December 10 at Resort at Squaw Creek at 7pm.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop by Jan Foss Dec 12

Tahoe Art Confluence by Jan Foss

Abstract art is a fascinating art form in which an object or a form is developed in either a simplified way or an exaggerated manner, leaving the interpretation to the eye of the beholder.

Now you can learn how to create abstract watercolor paintings with local artist Jan Foss during her one day workshop on December 12.

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Star Parties & Galilean Telescopes Dec 12 & 13

Galilian replica-scopeGalileo’s Dream was for everyone to own and/or look through one of his telescopes to see the wonders in the heavens that he saw.

Now, you can be part of the dream and celebrate the Galilean Telescope’s 400th anniversary with a star party at Sand Harbor State Park on December 12 and 13 provided by Space Science for Schools in Incline Village.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Winter Kick-Off Party at Hard Rock December 17 to benefit WHY

Elijah Teter Sierra at TahoeOn Thursday, December 17th, the Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe will host the Sierra-at-Tahoe Winter Kick-Off Party featuring music by DJ Derek and a silent auction to benefit WHY (World Hunger Year).

It’s all part of Hard Rock International’s 2009 worldwide IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign.

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OneHeart Drumming Circle Dec 20 at Unity at the Lake

Tahoe events DrummingThe ever popular OneHeart Drumming Circle at Unity at the Lake in South Lake Tahoe will take place Sunday, December 20, 2009 immediately following the Sunday service at 11am.

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SIGBA Winterizing Workshop Dec 6

windgod.GIF Did you know that air leakage can account for 30-50% of your heating bills?  Yikes!

Learn how you can prevent air leakage and other winterizing tips to save you money at the Winterizing Workshop in Truckee on December 6, 2009 presented by SIGBA.

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Tahoe Dance School presents “The Nutcracker” Dec 18-20

It’s an American holiday tradition performed by Sierra Nevada Dance.

“The Nutcracker” will be performed at the Truckee High School Theatre December 18 – 20, 2009 with local students and adults in a beautifully costumed production.

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New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Kirkwood to Benefit Avalanche Dogs

Hot Dog Kirkwood New Year's Eve PartyYou say all you want for Christmas is to ski in a torchlight parade on New Year’s Eve and help avalanche dogs?

Well hot diggity dog! Dreams do come true. For just $10 you can be a parade skier on New Year’s Eve at Kirkwood.  But hurry. Only 150 skiers will be issued the coveted torches.

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Iceskating Legend Peggy Fleming kicks off ‘Magical Memories’ Nov 23-January 3

Peggy FlemingOlympic gold medalist and ice skating legend Peggy Fleming will join a group of local children on Resort at Squaw Creek’s ice rink for a couple of holiday numbers during the Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 27, 2009.

It’s part of the 5th Annual Magical Memories taking place November 23 – January 3.

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Craig Threshie Jewelry Designer at Pacific Crest Gallery Dec 12 and 19

craigArchitect, artist and former Truckee Mayor Craig Threshie will showcase his handcrafted jewelry at South Lake Tahoe’s Pacific Crest Gallery, at the base of the Heavenly gondola on Saturdays, December 12 and December 19, from 1pm to 4pm.

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Is South Lake Tahoe Green? Find out Dec 9 @ LTCC

Green Tahoe Healthy Home ConsultantsSo how good is South Lake Tahoe’s green report card when it comes to sustainability efforts?  As we all continue to do our part to become as environmentally responsible as possible, there are definite opportunities and obstacles along the green path of enlightenment.

To help us understand, the Sierra Green Building Association (SiGBA) is sponsoring a free panel discussion: Is South Shore Lake Tahoe Green? (Opportunities and Obstacles) on December 9, 2009 starting at 5:30pm.

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Gingerbread House Workshop @ Sorensen’s Dec 5 and 6

gingerbread_houseWhip up your own gingerbread masterpiece this holiday season at a two-day workshop for kids 12 and over at Sorensen’s Resort December 5 and 6, 2009.

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Nevada Museum of Art: Fusing Art + The Environment

Nevada Museum of Art The Grid Bernd and Hilla BecherDid you know we have an internationally renowned museum of art in our back yard?

The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) is no ordinary museum. With a permanent collection of 2,000 works and rotating national and international exhibits such as the exquisite etchings of Rembrandt van Rijn, the guiding principle of the NMA is the aesthetic articulation of the land and the environment; a value that permeates Tahoe-Truckee mountain culture.

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Northstar Lifts & Ice Skating Open Nov 21

Northstar at Tahoe Ice Skating RinkNorthstar-at-Tahoe ski resort and its Ice Skating Rink opens on Saturday, November 21st. Access to the ice skating rink is always free, and skate rentals are just $5.

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Adventure Short Stories by Kirkwood Author Bruce Gianola

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It’s five short stories about first time adventure experiences.

The challenges faced when attempting something new and the sense of accomplishment that comes from overcoming the challenges that invariably arise.

“First Tracks” sounds like a fitting title, and was published by long-time Kirkwood resident, Bruce Gianola.

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Boreal is OPEN top to bottom Nov 14

boreal.jpgThe season is on.

Boreal is open top to bottom, 7 days a week with two lifts, two runs and a terrain park with 20 park features including a jib line, a jump line complete with boxes, rails, mini wall ride, plus more, and a groomed skier/rider lane.

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Watercolor and Mixed Media by Fred Noerdlinger

Noerdlinger_IridescentWind_10x26_WatercolorHe incorporates strong value changes with expressive brush strokes to create depth and movement.

His watercolors are bold and contemporary and appear to glow with over twenty layers of color.

Recently, he added iridescent watercolors and a variety of rice papers to his pieces, a combination that has resulted in new and unique works. read more →

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Help Casey Raise $ for Missionary Trip to Ghana

Casey De La CruzCasey DeLaCruz, South Lake Tahoe High School senior, is on a mission.

For her Senior Project, she hopes to fulfill her dream and passion to serve others in need, specifically in Ghana working with Heaven Sent Ministries this December.  Depending on their exact needs, Casey will help build a pastor school or work in orphanages.

However, Casey needs $3,500 to participate in the mission trip and is currently seeking sponsorships through November 30, 2009.

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Robert Cole Caples: Rooted in Nevada November 9-January 1, 2010 @ SNC

Robert Caples at Sierra Nevada CollegeSierra Nevada College is presenting the exhibit “Robert Cole Caples: Rooted in Nevada” from November 9, 2009 through January 1, 2010.

The exhibit highlights the lifelong work of Robert Cole Caples and his deep connection to the landscape and its original inhabitants.

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Poet Camille T. Dungy @ LTCC Nov 6

camilledungyThe LTCC Writers’ Series is proud to present an Evening of Poetry with Camille T. Dungy on Friday, November 6, from 7pm to 8pm.

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World Water Issues Film Festival

Tahoe-Culture-Flow-For-the-Love-of-WaterThe earth has vast amounts of water, yet less than one percent of the world’s fresh water is accessible for direct human uses.

How is this precious resource being co-opted by the bottled water industry? Is our tap water safe or tainted with rocket fuel and pharmaceuticals? How should we manage our water supply in light of increasing scarcity and pollution?

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Free Workshop “Green Lodging” Nov 17

968 Park HotelSo what exactly makes a hotel green?  And, is it worth the effort and doesn’t it cost a lot?

Find out at the free seminar, “Green Lodging” presented by the SLT Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 17, from 10 am to 11:30am at Embassy Suites Resort at Stateline.

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