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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Tahoe GreenFEST July 10-11

tahoegreenfest_logoThe 2nd annual Tahoe GreenFEST with 60 exhibitors promotes green living practices will take place July 10-11, 2010 at Kings Beach.

Celebrate sustainable living with live music, local and organic foods, beer and wine tasting, and activities for the whole family.

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Easy Gardening Tips by the Villager July 10

Want to use less water and pull less weeds?

Duh…

Check out this free class about Easy Gardening Tips at the Villager Nursery in Truckee on July 10, 2010.

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Help! Bert’s Blender Bike is Missing

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A lake-wide bulletin has been issued to find Bert’s Blender Bike. read more →

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June Towill Brown to Unveil Gentle Giants July 24-25

For the past 15 years, June Towill Brown of Incline Village has created an eclectic repertoire of art to honor and preserve the character and beauty of Native American cultures, horse breeds and Shakespearean characters.

As an artist and educator, Brown continues to study the structures of humans and wild life to enrich the lives of others through the stories the sculptures tell. Brown will introduce a new equine art series on July 24th in South Lake Tahoe.

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The art of flavor in every cup. Alpen Sierra Coffee.

christian.JPGInspired by his travels in Austria and the Sierra Nevada, Christian Waskiewicz founded Alpen Sierra Coffee Company in 1988.

He is Tahoe’s original coffee roaster, and has made it an art form.

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Plantable Wildflower Gift Cards and Paper

This is such a great idea.

Not only can you buy recycled decorative paper to make your own gift cards at Events Ink in South Lake Tahoe, you can get it with wildflower seeds in it.

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Free Family Tennis on Sundays in IV

tennis-campTennis is big in Lake Tahoe.  Several well manicured tennis courts encircle the lake, and the Incline Village Tennis Center offers free tennis every Sunday after 12pm.

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Food for the People! A Gastronomical Tour at Blue Angel Café.

pearsalad.JPGNo need to travel to Bangkok, Tuscany, Mumbai or London for your international fix.

The Blue Angel Café in South Lake Tahoe is an international food market of exotic flavors and textures that rival the authentic dishes found in their homeland.

The artist behind this South Shore hot spot is executive chef, Michael.

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Sphere of Influence Making a Difference

The Sphere of Influence is focused on bringing art to the street, while reminding others the affect their influence has on those around them.

An outreach project has been in the works for over a year, and is finally making its premier on select trash bins and traffic light control boxes in South Lake Tahoe.

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Hand of Order sculpture at Ski Run Marina

Yes, that is the Statue of Liberty in the middle of South Lake Tahoe at Ski Run Marina.

Carson City artist, Matthew Welter, has brought his 30-foot “Hand of Order” wooden sculpture, a tribute to Lady Liberty, to South Lake Tahoe to mark our freedom.

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Bert Anderson: A Tahoe Classic

Bert Anderson: A Tahoe Classic

by Tim Hauserman, Moonshine Ink

A “Bert Anderson” is the quintessential Old Tahoe cabin with pecky cedar or shiplap siding, rock fireplaces, unique square windows, and deck railings with cut-out tree designs. For many, they are the classic Old Tahoe homes.

This article is a reprint from the June-July edition of Moonshine Ink by permission, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Stone Soup Feeds Body and Soul: Sundays at Old Rec Center

by Olivia Dwyer, Moonshine Ink

I’m sitting alongside a friend and fellow rumbling belly at a folding table in the gym of the old Rec Center on Jan. 24, a Sunday night. In front of me is a placemat decorated by a local elementary student, and a vase with tissue paper flowers in a rainbow of colors made by the Girl Scouts. I’m facing the main entrance, watching people cross the threshold.

This article is a reprint from the February-March edition of Moonshine Ink, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

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Skate for the Cure and Sarah June 28-29

The co-founders of Skate The Lake and seven other skaters will skateboard 72 miles around Lake Tahoe to help save Sarah Pugh, a local girl battling stage 4 breast cancer who needs help.

The two days of skating, camping and saving lives takes place June 28 and 29.

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Wynonna at Northstar July 31

One word – Wynonna.

She’s coming to town July 31.

This year, “the greatest country singer since Patsy Cline” (Rolling Stone Magazine) is making history at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival by being the first country music performer in 28 years to join the festival lineup.  Yeehaw!

“An Evening with Wynonna” takes place at Northstar-At-Tahoe on Saturday, July 31. read more →

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Kathleen Grace at Moody’s June 25 and 26

Kathleen Grace, who fuses the harmonic beauty of jazz with the lyrical power of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, will perform two free shows at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26.

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Sierra Nevada College Awards Art Scholarship to High School Grad

Laura Woodman, a recent McQueen High School graduate, has been awarded an annual art scholarship from Sierra Nevada College in the amount of $12,500 (totaling $50,000 over a four-year period), announced SNC Chair of Fine Arts Sheri Leigh O’Connor. Woodman, who graduated from McQueen High School this spring, will enter SNC in fall 2010 as a Fine Arts major with a concentration in Photography.

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Park your Ride at Cyclepaths during Truckee Thursdays and get a free cup of Joe

Cyclepaths

A perfect Tahoe blend – bikes and coffee.

Bicyclists who travel to Downtown Truckee Thursdays are eligible to receive a coupon for a free 12-ounce Elijah Bleu’s French press coffee when they park their rides at Cyclepaths across the street in downtown Truckee.

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Painting and Collage Workshop with Cathee van Rossem St. Clair June 19

Families are invited to explore dreams and dream symbols through art with The KidZone’s Artist-in-Residence Cathee van Rossem St. Clair on Saturday, June 19.

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Input needed on proposed Tahoe Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation by July 26

Want more bicycling and pedestrian-friendly trails throughout Lake Tahoe?

Sounds like a no brainer, but don’t sit just there. After your bike ride and walk, read this document and give your input.

The Draft 2010 Lake Tahoe Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (BPP) is now available by clicking here. The 45-day public comment period ends Monday, July 26, 2010. This is important for Tahoe bike culture and healthy lifestyles. Thank you!

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KidZone Museum Summer Explorative Camps June thru August

Designed to introduce kids, ages 4 to 12, to the natural wonders of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, the award-winning KidZone Museum in Truckee offers an entire summer of interactive outings.  Each camp is designed to engage a child’s curiosity and offers hands-on learning with professional camp instructors.

KidZone Summer Explorative Camps take place June 27 through August 12, 2011.

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Tahoe Bike Parade and Festival June 5

The bike culture at Lake Tahoe and Truckee is a gas.

From beach cruisers to townie bikes, hi-wheelers, super lightweight hi-tech road bikes, to downhill and cross-country mountain bikes, biking is embedded in our healthy lifestyles.

Show your stuff at the 1st annual Tahoe Bike Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 5, in South Lake Tahoe.

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Bonsai Rock by Elizabeth Carmel selected as TAMC sticker #4

Lake Tahoe.  Her breathtaking beauty nurtures our soul and creative spirit, fueling our passion for ingenuity and preservation.

Sunset, Bonsai Rock by Elizabeth Carmel has been selected as the TAMC collectible sticker #4 to honor this sanctuary and our interconnectedness with nature and one another.

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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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