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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Iron Girl Lake Tahoe Triathlon Sept 18

What a great event to build strength, confidence and friendships that will last a lifetime.

The 2nd Annual Iron Girl Lake Tahoe South Shore Triathlon will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2011. With a start line in California and a finish in Nevada, the event will feature a 400-meter swim, a 24K bike and a 5K run.

Of the more than 400 athletes taking part in the race are participants ranging in age from 14 to 67 years old and representing 22 states. read more →

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Mixed-Greens, A Sustainable Business Mixer September 14

Mixed-Greens is a business and industries mixer that focuses on local and regional sustainable business promotion and connection.

The sustainable event taking place September 14th in Sparks, NV will feature local, organic, and sustainable foods, host an array of featured green businesses and non-profits, and include live music and a mixed-materials green fashion show.

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Cool September Days Sept 18-20

It’s hard to believe that this hot rod event has been going on for 26 years.

And, you could win this 1941 Chevy Hot Rod or one of nine other prizes worth $1,500!

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Keri Oberly Near and Far at Blue Pixie Studio

Blue Pixie Studio & Gallery is proud to host an exhibit of photographs by North Lake Tahoe artist Keri Oberly. The exhibit, “Near and Far”, will be on display the entire month of September.

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TAHOE HIJACK by Todd Borg; 9th Owen McKenna Mystery Novel

A murder linked to a treasure dating back to the Gold Rush set the scene for TAHOE HIJACK, the 9th Owen McKenna mystery thriller written by local author Todd Borg.

Borg’s books have won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year, made several bestseller lists, and have received numerous rave reviews in journals and newspapers across the country.

Meet Todd at his book signings August 31st – September 5th, 2011, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Rib Cookoff @ The Nugget, Sparks, Nevada.

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Meredith Niles Paintings on Exhibit at the West Shore Café

An exhibition of original Meredith Niles Paintings is now on display at The West Shore Café & Inn, 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA. The paintings may be viewed everyday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Niles, known for her large still life acrylic works, has turned her attention outdoors, capturing views of Lake Tahoe now in oil.

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Tony Spiker Photography & Bon Voyage Party at Vista Gallery September 3

Before Tony heads off to the Middle East to work as a combat cameraman, Vista Gallery and Framing will showcase his dramatic images of the Lake Tahoe basin on September 3rd, from 4-6pm.

This show is also a going away party for Tony Spiker, who is the owner of the gallery, who is deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of his commitment to the Naval Reserves. Over the next 7 months Tony will be serving on the front lines as a combat cameraman, documenting the lives and experiences of American Servicemen and women.

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KidZone Museum presents the 2nd Annual Tahoe Family Festival August 28

The 2011 Tahoe Family Festival, benefiting KidZone Museum, a non-profit children’s museum, promises to be an event full of activities for families looking to play, discover, explore and have fun.

As a last hurrah before school begins, this year’s Family Festival is set for Sunday, August 28, at the Truckee Regional Park from noon till 6 p.m. and will highlight live music, food, cycling, face painting and much more.

Kids are FREE. Adults are $5.

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Adventure Risk Challenge Benefit Poetry Reading Aug 2

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) will host their annual benefit poetry reading and reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd at the Cedar House Sport Hotel located on Brockway Road in Truckee.

Ten outstanding youth participants of ARC’s 40-day literacy and outdoor immersion program will recite their works at this event which past attendees have described as being insightful, tender and joyous.

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Professor Frank DeCourten Leads Tahoe Volcanic History Lecture and Hike Aug 5-6

Squaw Valley Institute brings popular lecturer and guide to Tahoe geology Frank DeCourten, professor at Sierra College, to Lake Tahoe to discuss the region’s volcanic history.

In addition to the history, DeCourten will describe the basic features of volcanic rock in the area in non-technical terms. The lecture takes place at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley on Friday, August 5. Doors open at 6:30 PM with a no-host bar; the talk commences at 7:00 PM. The guided hike takes place on the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner Summit on Saturday, August 6, at 8:30 AM.

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