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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Leave No Trace Hike in Tahoe City July 6

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, the Leave No Trace Center for Ethics, and Tahoe Mountain Sports is teaming up for a fun and interactive evening: Leave No Trace Family Hike on Wednesday, July 6th from 4 – 6pm from the Tahoe City North Trailhead. (Directions to the trailhead will be provided upon registration for the hike).

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Tahoe Art League Scholarship Awards for LTCC Students

The Tahoe Art League awarded three Lake Tahoe Community College students $2,100 total for their level of creativity, depth and talent, and to continue their education in the field of Fine Arts at the awards Ceremony at the Lake Tahoe Community College on June 24, 2011.

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Corner Beauty by Emily Dettling

Every community, including Incline Village, has its public corners that could use some improvement. Taking the time to spruce them up is probably a common but fleeting thought for most passersby.

Corner Beauty by Emily Dettling is reprinted from the June issue of Moonshine Ink, Independent Media for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

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The Buddha’s Relics at Tahoe City July 8-10

Tahoe City’s Center for Spiritual Living has been selected as a site for the international Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour this summer July 8, 9 and 10, 2011. The exhibit features sacred relics of the Buddha and other great Buddhist masters.

At the Dalai Lama’s wishes, the event is open to all at no charge. Throughout the North Lake Tahoe event, blessing ceremonies (including a special pet blessing) with the relics will be held for visitors.

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Comedy Improv Workshops Just for Kids at Valhalla July 5 through 8

Oh Romeo. Ro-meow.

Did you hear the one about the cat in the play who…

So you want to be a comic.

Learn how at the Improv Classes for Youth held at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe July 5 – 8, 2011.

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Live Theater: Dixie Swim Club at the Valhalla Boathouse July 7-17

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.

The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Local talent including Ginger Nicolay-Davis, Diana Arington Evans, Amy Sando and Ann Brown Swallow make a splash in the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre July 7 through July 17, 2011.

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Celtic Music Magic at Valhalla July 22

Celtic harpist Anne Roos and bagpiper Sean Cummings will perform in an unlikely duo to create an enchanting music experience at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on July 22, 2011 at 7:30pm.

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Inaugural Sky Tavern Film Festival Benefits Youth Skiing July 30

Winter is coming to Lake Tahoe, on July 30th that is, when Sky Tavern hosts its first annual Sky Tavern Film Festival (STFF), an Artown event.

STFF was created as a fundraising event to raise money for Sky Tavern, a non-profit program that gives youth in the Reno and Tahoe area a chance to learn how to ski and snowboard. The proceeds from the festival will be donated tohelp Sky Tavern provide scholarships and insure every child has the opportunity to learn the sport of skiing or snowboarding.

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Lake Tahoe Community College Benefit Performance for Concert Piano July 23

Mark Williams, Lake Tahoe Community College music instructor, and friends will be singing and performing at “Music of the Night” a concert fund raiser featuring music from the Broadway musicals, “Phantom of the Opera” and “Jekyll and Hyde” on July 23 in the college’s Duke Theatre  to raise money for a concert grand piano for the college’s music department.

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South Shore print shop on fast track to going Green

daisy.JPGThis print shop has been a staple on South Shore for 23 years.

And, it’s owner is quickly becoming one of our newest green entrepreneurs.

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Free Guided Hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail feature Wildflowers, Birds and Astronomy

You can’t beat the views, invigorating fresh air and camaraderie as you hike the famous Tahoe Rim Trail that encircles Lake Tahoe along the crest.

From wildflower and birding hikes and even a family astronomy hike, join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for free guided hikes this summer.

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Free Yoga to Tranform your World at Mountain Yoga June 25

Join Brandy and David on June 25th for a free talk and practice about the Inner Winds of Yoga.

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Photography by Chris Talbot at North Tahoe Event Center

The imagery of long time local and world travel photographer, Chris Talbot, will be on display at the North Tahoe Event Center through the end of September.

To celebrate this exhibit and Lake Tahoe’s unique mountain culture, an event will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 with some proceeds going to the North Tahoe Regional Park Friends of the Park Fund. This is the third year Chris has given back to his roots.

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Three Hours to Burn a Body, Poems by Suzanne Roberts June 17

The poems of Suzanne Roberts’ Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel range widely over the earth, yet they are as intimate in their touch as the body itself.

Please join Suzanne at her book launch party and photography opening on Friday, June 17 at 6:30 PM at Bona Fide Books in Meyers, California.

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The North Face Explore Fund Awards Grant to the American River Conservancy

The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to The American River Conservancy to help children and families explore the outdoors.

The Conservancy uses best available science, volunteers and partnerships to preserve rivers, land and the life they support. Through education and recreation, the Conservancy inspires the care of natural landscapes for future generations.

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Environmental Photographer Jim Markle presents at TAL June 8

Incline Village resident, photographer and volunteer at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center(TERC), Jim Markle, will be the featured speaker at the Tahoe Art League’s June 8 meeting that run 7pm to 9 pm. Jim will focus on his photography around the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Range.

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Kirkwood Offers Private Resort-Based Snowcat Skiing/Riding Through June 2011

Good job Kirkwood.  With record breaking snow through May and cooler temperatures, Kirkwood is launching resort-based Cat Skiing available through the month of June for intermediate and advanced skiers and must be booked in groups of 12.

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Photography and Baskets at North Tahoe Arts in June

Professional and amateur photographers are exhibiting at North Tahoe Arts and the Boatworks Mall in June, in support of the Tahoe City Downtown Association Summer Solstice Festival and North Tahoe ARTS Solstice Photography Exhibit and Competition.

A display of baskets will be held in the upstairs gallery during the entire month. read more →

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