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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Cappella Quintet The Standards perform for Tahoe Arts Project Oct 7

Tahoe Arts Project kicks off their 25th season with the a cappella quintet The Standards on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM at MontBleu Theater, Stateline, Nevada.

Hailed as one of the most sought after harmony vocal groups of today, The Standards have enjoyed success worldwide for their unique approach to vocal entertainment.

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Award-Winning Poet to Launch “Mud Cakes” October 7

On October 7th at 7 pm, Lake Tahoe Community College will host a reading by Jason Schossler, winner of the 2010 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. The reading will launch the release of “Mud Cakes,” Schossler’s first poetry collection.

The event, part of the LTCC Writers’ Series, will take place in the LTCC library. It is free and open to the public.

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Fall Mountain Garden Tips Oct 8 and Oct 15

AutumnTahoeEver wonder which weather conditions create the best fall display? Why are some Aspen nearly RED?

And, how do you winterize your mountain garden?

Learn how to protect your mountain garden this fall at the Villager Nursery on October 8 and October 15, 2011.

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West African Djembe Drumming Class with Liz Broscoe thru Oct 13

With a professional drumming career spanning over thirty years, Liz Broscoe’s diverse rhythmic adventures began at the early age of ten.  Since 2000, Liz has taught West African Djembe & Dununs, Afro-Cuban conga and drum set classes at Lake Tahoe and throughout the region.

Here’s your chance to develop strong drumming skills, explore West African rhythms and build new friendships and community with Liz in Truckee on Thursday nights, September 15-October 13, 2011.

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Dave Mason at Harrah’s Oct 8

Hailing from Worchester, England, Dave Mason teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form one of rock music’s most influential bands, Traffic.

Here’s your chance to see this legendary performer in South Shore on October 8, 2011 for only $30.

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Frank Sinatra Jr at Harrah’s Oct 22

Frank Sinatra JrHarrah’s Lake Tahoe is going off with its fall line up of musical acts like Frank Sinatra Junior on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

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Take the Green Sierra Pledge and help Plant Trees

Environmentally conscious skiers and snowboarders can join Project: Green Sierra to become part of the solution, sponsored by Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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Heidi Reeves at North Tahoe Arts Oct 15

Tahoe art Heidi ReevesNorth Lake Tahoe artist Heidi Reeves will be demonstrating the art of pastels at the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City, Saturday, October 15th from noon to 2pm.

Members and all levels of artists are welcome to attend and create in a supportive atmosphere. Just bring an easel.

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Solar Home Tour in South Lake Tahoe Oct 1

Here’s your chance to check 0ut homes in South Lake Tahoe that have incorporated solar electricity, hot water and heating systems.

The free annual Solar Home Tour in South Lake Tahoe presented by Tahoe Solar Designs takes place Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 1pm.

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Creating a Portrait by Ray Freeman Sept 14

Ray Freeman will be the speaker and demonstrator for the Tahoe Art League September 14th monthly meeting at the South Lake Tahoe Art Center from 7pm to 9pm. The public is welcome to this free meeting to learn more about our art scene.

Ray will demonstrate how he starts a portrait on a toned canvas using a charcoal sketch, which he “fixes” before painting in oils.

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SNC Professor Katie Zanto wins L.L. Bean Outdoor Hero Award

The national voting is in, and while we knew it all along, Katie Zanto is now more than a local hero in Lake Tahoe and at Sierra Nevada College.

Professor Katie Zanto won the 2011 Outdoor Hero award for her work founding the Adventure Risk Challenge Program (ARC). ARC will receive a $5,000 grant from LL Bean. Zanto, fueled by a great dedication to the environment, has created a variety of unusual unique opportunities for youth to discover their own passion and love for the outdoors. She chairs the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at SNC where her passion shines in and out of the classroom.

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Walking under the Milky Way with Eva at North Tahoe Arts

“Walking under the Milky Way” is a pictorial and painting journey of Eva Nichol’s 500 mile trek along the ancient pilgrimage trail–Camino de Santiago in Spain (the Way of St. James).

Eva painted her way through beautiful landscapes, forlorn villages and spectacular ancient cities meeting people from all walks of life and many countries.

Take the journey with Eva through her paintings that grace the walls of North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City until October 2o11. read more →

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Native American Film Series

A well known Yosemite climber and speaker, three movies and a Native American storyteller will be featured this fall supporting the popular One Book, One Campus program. The program that began in 2009 continues this year with the reading selection Flight by Native American author Sherman Alexie. The film series begins August 30 and runs through October 4, 2011. All programs are free and open to the public.

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Free Health Talk about Benefits of Hip Replacement with Dr. Dodd Sept 14

Health Talks, a FREE community health education series offered by Tahoe Forest Health System, will feature Jeffrey Dodd, MD who will educate his audience about a safer, less invasive approach to hip replacement, using the most advanced equipment. Specializing in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Dodd is one of very few orthopedic surgeons who have performed Anterior Hip Surgery, an advanced approach to total hip surgery.

This free informative talk is on Wednesday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee.

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Jewel of the Sierra Belly Dancing Competition Sept 3-4

Tahoe culture belly dancingThey will be competing for the coveted “Jewel of the Sierra” in an exciting dance off.

One of the largest western US belly dancing competitions is headed to Placerville, California sponsored by Namira on September 3-4, 2011.

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Complexity of Economy Discussed at Squaw Valley Institute Forum Sept 8

Volatility in the stock market, the country’s down-graded credit rating by Standard and Poor’s, a debt crisis, high unemployment, record profits by some corporations: there is much to discuss in regards to the current state of the economy.

The Parasol Foundation and Squaw Valley Institute are partnering to present three renowned experts to explain what is happening with the economy nationally and globally on September 8th at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

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4th Annual John Reichert Memorial Classic Car Show Sept 10

The 4th Annual John Reichert Memorial Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. This event is free and open to the public; both spectators and those that wish to show their cars. This event is organized and presented by the Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe and sponsored by Taneva Auto Parts.

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