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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Guitarist Chris Proctor at Lake Tahoe Community College May 9

chris-proctorHis style has been called “breathtaking,” “haunting,” and “rich” by critics. U.S. National Finger style Guitar Champion Chris Proctor will perform at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Sunday, May 9, 2010.

Proctor is known as one of the modern masters of finger style guitar, and is at the forefront of contemporary steel-string guitar. His music is rooted in classic Americana, spiced with folk, Celtic, jazz, pop, and classical flavors all his own.

You be the judge.

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Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament May 8

Enjoy a rip-roaring evening of gambling, entertainment, and a chance to win a seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas in July at the Texas Hold “em Poker Tournament in Truckee on May 8.

It’s also a benefit for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe charities.

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Steve Lapkin takes Top Honors in “Sailing World” Winter Photo Contest

North Lake Tahoe photographer Steve Lapkin recently took top honors in the Sailing World Winter Photo Contest for two stunning images depicting world class sailing competition.

The contest drew more than 500 submissions of racing images throughout the world from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys to Australia. However, it was Lapkin’s images of the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR and the 2010 Miami Grand Prix, Finale that captured the first and third place honors.

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Truckee Tahoe Family Agencies Receive Much-needed Grant Money

Local agencies that help families in Truckee-Tahoe received $138,416, thanks to the efforts of Call to Action, a three-hour, phone-a-thon campaign.

In a show of support for people with economic challenges in the Truckee Tahoe community, 271 volunteers called 10,000 households on March 15, 2009. As a result, 839 people made a contribution with the majority of the contributions less than $50.

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Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railroad by Bill Fink May 10

Award-winning travel journalist Bill Fink will discuss the Trans-Siberian Railroad during his talk entitled “A Long Strange Trip Across Modern and Historical Russia” on May 10 at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley at 7pm.

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Broadway Hits by Sierra Nevada College Choir May 12

The Sierra Nevada College Choir will perform some of Broadway’s best-loved shows, including the current long-running musical Wicked, Paint Your Wagon, and the iconic South Pacific, generally considered one of the greatest musicals of all time on Wednesday, May 12, 2o1o at Patterson Hall.

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Drop-in Kayak Rolling Sessions: Fridays at South Lake Tahoe Rec Center

Get ready for an incredible kayak season with $5 drop-in kayak roll sessions at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.

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Ecstatic Dance in Truckee May 14 & 28

If you love to dance, but not in a club atmosphere, this is for you. Ecstatic Dance is all about putting your soul in motion and giving yourself permission to dance without holding back.

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An afternoon of Fun, Wine and Culture supports Squaw Valley Institute May 23

Spring is in the air and Squaw Valley Institute, a non-profit corporation that  brings year round cultural and educational programs to Truckee-North Lake Tahoe, is inviting the community to an afternoon of fun at the Truckee River Winery.

Enjoy one complimentary glass of wine, bocce ball games and appetizers for just $25 on Sunday, May 23, from 3-6pm. read more →

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Identify Wildflowers with Laird Blackwell May 24 in Tahoe City

Ever wonder which flowers are going to pop first and where?

Get the inside scoop from the godfather of Tahoe wildflowers, Laird Blackwell, at a free presentation on Monday, May 24, at the Lake of the Sky Garden Club meeting in Tahoe City.  It’s free too.

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Eco-friendly Sailing Charters

tahoe-cruzSailing is an environmentally friendly form of recreation, harnessing the energy from the wind and water.

Capt. Jim Courcier & Capt. Mike Pavel, co-owners of Tahoe Sailing Charters, sail on a daily basis during the summer to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe with visitors, and to share their eco-sailing practices.

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Nance Leikhim Rivers and Falls at North Tahoe Event Center through May 2010

The “Rivers and Falls” exhibit by local artist, Nance Leikhim, is on display at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach through May 2010.

The impressive exhibit includes a large 98” wide painting “The River” which Leikhim created as an analogy to life.  Smaller watercolor and mixed media pieces dot the exhibit landscape with a unifying theme of water and leaves falling.

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Year-round Surf Shop in Incline Village

Adrfit Tahoe paddlerDid you know that surfing is a year-round sport in Tahoe?

Especially on the north and east shores where our prevailing southwesterly winds stack up the waves.  And, thanks to stand up paddle boards and our passion to get out in any type of weather.

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Free Heat Forever!

sun.jpg Free heat for your home forever. Sounds too good to be true.

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Lake Tahoe at Its Finest – The Tahoe Rim Trail; One Trekker’s Experience

Here is one Happy Hiker’s account of his time spent on the Tahoe Rim Trail as he became a member of the “165 Mile Club”.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is waiting for you. Make 2010 the year you hike it.

Lake Tahoe at Its Finest – The Tahoe Rim Trail by Jim Mrazek, El Dorado Hills, CA

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Tahoe Bowl 50 Years Young

Tahoe Bowl in South Lake TahoeDid you know bowling is big in Lake Tahoe?

It’s like a small city in itself.  Tahoe Bowl in South Lake Tahoe has an arcade, a sports bar, billiards and a pizza parlor.

When Tahoe Bowl opened in 1959 it was the largest and most luxurious indoor entertainment venue at South Lake Tahoe besides the casinos. read more →

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“Stop the Car, Dad!” at Sierra Nevada College thru May 21

While traveling the often deserted roads of Nevada, photographer Erik Lauritzen was captivated by the evidence of human presence affecting the Western landscape. “Stop the Car, Dad!” a series of photographs by artist Lauritzen will be on display through May 21st, 2010, at Sierra Nevada College, Prim Library, main floor.

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Fifth Annual Kids for Conservation Festival April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at a fun-filled afternoon of earth friendly, educational activities at the Fifth Annual Kids for Conservation Festival on Thursday, April 22, from 3pm-6pm.

It’s free and everyone is welcome.

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Let’s Paint Roses with Jan Foss April 19 and 26

Learn how to paint roses in the wet-in-wet style with local watercolor expert, Jan Foss, in her Incline Village studio on two Monday evenings in April.

Let’s Paint Roses!

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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