Carol Van Etten, Lake Tahoe historian and author, will share the fascinating history of steamers and their role in the settlement of Lake Tahoe on Thursday, April 7th at 6pm at Explore Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe. Carol has published several books and will offer a book signing following the presentation.
Where did the steamers stop? How much was the fare? read more →
Blue Pixie Studio & Gallery is proud to announce “Know Thyself,” an exhibit of artwork by artist Nasanin Aratoozadeh.
While the focus of the exhibit will be portraits in both drawing and puppet form, examples of her photography will also be displayed. “ Know Thyself “ will hang for the entire month of April.
A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, April 2, from 5 to 7pm. All are invited to attend.
Throughout April the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City has running events, girl’s softball, lacrosse, 3-D Lego classes, science experiments and even a Spring Break Adventure Week.
Check it out.
“The Wisdom Traditions of the World”, seen from the Sufi perspective with Ana Perez-Christi takes place Saturday, April 9th, 10:00pm – 3:00pm, preceded on Friday evening, April 8th, with a meditation and introduction to the Unity of Religious Ideas at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.
On April 9th, Namira will perform a multi-cultural music and dance show at the Lake Tahoe Community College starting at 7pm.
“Rak Around the World” will include music and dance from West Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Hawaii, Tahiti, Latin America, Cuba, Ireland and the Balkans. Is that it?
After the apocalyptic ravages of this epic 2011 Lake Tahoe winter (yes!), rouge plow drivers, January drought and voracious mammals, there’s much that can be done to salvage wrecked plants.
Learn how at the (Almost) Post-Winter Garden Revival class on April 23 at the Villager Nursery in Truckee.
Sierra Nevada College hosts award-winning poet, literary translator and writer Sholeh Wolpe, April 8th from 5-7pm in the Prim Library in an informal and free program open to the public. She will have a few books on hand to sign.
Born in Iran, Wolpe has lived in England, Trinidad and the United States. She is the author of Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad for which she was awarded the Lois Roth Translation Prize in 2010.
This June, eight SNC students and two faculty members will travel with the Truckee, CA-based Bodhi Tree Foundation to deliver pre/postnatal vitamins and medical supplies to the women of Humla, the most remote region of Nepal, deep in the western Himalayas.
Biophotonics can be defined simply as the study of the interaction of light with biological material – where “light” includes all forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. In biophotonics we generate and harness these photons to image, detect and manipulate biological materials as well as detect and cure disease.
Molinaro will present a public lecture about the science of biophotonics from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.
Lake Tahoe history will be commemorated with a presentation by David Antonucci author of “Snowball’s Chance – The Story of the 1960 Olympics” at the Mark Twain Cultural Center in Incline Village on April 24, 2011 starting at 7pm.
This could become a weekly habit.
Every Saturday afternoon starting February 5, 2011-April 16, 2011 you can taste wine and appetizers overlooking the lake. Then ski down a freshly groomed run at Diamond Peak.
And it’s only $29!
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Calling all North Lake Tahoe artists. It’s Saddle Time!
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society (NLTHS) and North Tahoe Arts (NTA) are teaming up to present extraordinary art created by extraordinary artists from ordinary bicycles. Register by March 30th.
Here’s your chance to create original bicycle art to be installed in locations on the west and north shores from May 5-16 to mark the official start of the Amgen Tour of California at Lake Tahoe. read more →
The North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City is holding an Opening Reception for its ‘Portraits and Figures’ exhibit on Friday, April 1st from 5-7 p.m.
The exhibit will run through May 1, 2011.
Meet the artists and enjoy refresments and wine at the opening reception.
Which ski resort patrol has what it takes to win Gold?
Squaw Valley USA is hosting the second annual nation-wide Helly Hansen Professional Ski Patrol Olympics April 26 through April 28, 2011. Ski Patrollers from all over North America and Canada will be competing for glory and $10,000 in cash and other prizes such as avalanche probes, backpacks compliments of Helly Hansen, Alpine Traverse, Recco and BCA.
Named in honor of longtime Truckee resident and dedicated Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) board member Patricia S. Sutton, the conservation demonstration garden showcases ways to achieve beautiful landscaping in a high Sierra climate, while saving precious water and money.
Sounds like a great time and a great cause.
Head to River Ranch in North Lake Tahoe on Wednesday afternoons and help the Disabled Sports USA Far West ski program at Alpine Meadows.
Calling all local artists! Time to register for the Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) 10th Annual Arts Festival planned for July 9 and 10, 2011 at South Tahoe Middle School in South Lake Tahoe.
This outdoor Festival will include art booths, food vendors, children’s art activities, entertainment, and fun for the entire family. This is a juried show and there is space available for artists interested in showing and selling their work.
Deadline is March 31, 2011 so act now!
Charter Advertising/Design, Inc. of South Lake Tahoe received a Gold Award at the March 2011 ADDY Awards in Reno, Nevada. The recognition was for its cover design of Tahoe Writers Works literary publication, EDGE. Bruce Rettig served as creative director for the project, and Brianna Rettig as photographer.
It’s a LEAVE sNOw TRACE extravaganza as the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics partners with Tahoe Mountain Sports and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a whole weekend of events, March 10-13, 2011.
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee’s student art club, More Creative, announces the third annual Student Art Show, May 6 to May 13, 2011.
The juried show is open to students who are currently enrolled as well as anyone who has completed a Sierra College class in the last five years. Entries will be accepted in multiple categories including drawing, painting, design, digital art, photography, and ceramics.
Free your heel and your mind with follow.
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Learn to telemark ski on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Kirkwood during their 1 day Telemark Clinic.