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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Community Tree Lighting and Annual Gala at Sierra Nevada College Dec 1-3

To say thank you to the Lake Tahoe community, the Sierra Nevada College is holding a free Community Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, with Santa, carolers, cookies and the debut of the college’s new mascot.

To raise money for the SNC Academic and Scholarship Programs, the Annual Gala will take place December 3rd.

Sierra Nevada College will also be collecting new unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots through the end of December in Patterson Hall.

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Victorian Holiday Faire at North Tahoe Arts

North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City is holding a Victorian Holiday Faire featuring hand made gifts by local artists including Cathy McClelland from Kings Beach.

Jewelry, soaps, candles, cards, photography and more will be on sale through the holidays for all those Tahoe culture lovers on your list!

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Northstar Noel Nights Thursdays: Dec 1-15

Noel-Night_Sleigh2_RosenwebAn annual holiday tradition, Noel Nights in the Village at Northstar feature holiday fun for the whole family. Thursday nights, December 1, 8 and 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., activities include roasting s’mores, enjoying holiday trees decorated by local school children, one horse sleigh rides, photos with Santa, holiday carolers, ornament decorating, live music and more. Complimentary ice skate rentals will be offered with the donation of a non-perishable food item (skate rentals regularly priced at $5).

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Meet Santa in Tahoe City Dec 2 and 3

Santa is making a guest appearance in Tahoe City on his way to the North Pole.

Get your list ready! Downtown Tahoe City is hosting Santa on December 2 and 3, 2011 during the Holly Days Jubilee.

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Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Holiday December 2 through Dec 4

The Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Society will feature Antoniy Kakamakov, one of the best young pure classical guitar performers, during its 2011 Holiday Concerts, December 2nd through 4th.

Antoniy Kakamakov is a graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is First Prize Winner of the prestigious Wesley Day and Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competitions. He’ll be joining Larry and other guitar masters and vocalist Anna Helwing. read more →

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Valhalla Holiday Gala December 3

For an elegant evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, fine wine, and a catered dinner look no further than the Valhalla Holiday Gala, held Saturday, Dec. 3, 5:30 to 10:30 pm at the Grand Hall.

It’s also one of the biggest fund raising events for the Tahoe Tallac Association that brings visual and performing arts and culture to the historic site every summer.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 2

Santa and Mrs. Claus will land in North Lake Tahoe for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the North Tahoe Event Center located at 8318 North Lake Blvd., in Kings Beach on December 2, 5-7pm.

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Andrew McLean Dec 8 at Sawtooth Ridge

Andrew McLean by Jay BeyerHis passion for ski mountaineering was cause for being voted as one of the “Greatest Skiers of Our Time” by Powder Magazine and a featured segment in the Sony Classic Pictures film entitled “Steep.”

Andrew McLean has been pursuing steep skiing challenges in remote locations for over two decades and has accumulated over 100 first descents.  He’ll be the featured speaker at the AlpenGlow Sports Winter Films event on December 8, 2011.

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So Tahoe High Performs 42nd Street Dec 16

Viking Road is soon to become the way to “42nd Street” with the first student performance to take the stage at the new Viking Theatre at South Tahoe High School’s Tahoe Arts and Design Academy.

For those who want to experience the big bold musical production of 42nd Street, the curtain rises at 7 p.m. on December 16, 2011. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 18.

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Holiday Art Show at Vista Gallery Dec 3

Art work from three local artists will deck the halls at Vista Gallery on Saturday, December 3rd from 4-6pm during its Holiday Art Show.

Meet stained glass artist Michael Phenicie, Tom Beebe fine art wood craftsman, and photographer Wolfgang Kohz.

 

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2011 Blue Ribbon Awards Winners

The 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards was a huge success! Over 200 people were in attendance to show their support for the local businesses and individuals that were nominated across 8 different categories. Embassy Suites provided an excellent 3 course meal to accompany the awards presentation and El Dorado County Wines were featured on all dinner tables. Special Guest for the evening, California Senator Ted Gaines was in attendance to hand out Legislative Certificates to all 8 Award Winners, whom were the real highlight of the evening.

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Winter Events at Cedar House

Owners Jeff and Patty Baird are alpine and Nordic skiers who also love to unwind over delicious meals. That’s why they started Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee and winter adventure events so you can learn to skate ski, cross-country ski or snowshoe.

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Scott Williamson, Unsung Super Athlete by Tim Hauserman

Scott Williamson, Unsung Super Athlete
by Tim Hauserman

This story is reprinted from the November 2011 issue of Moonshine Ink.

One of America’s greatest athletes lives with his wife in a small, simple apartment in Truckee. Not many people have heard of Scott Williamson. He doesn’t score touchdowns, ride his bike around France, or win gold medals in the Olympics. He walks. But to say that he walks is like saying Fred Astaire danced. Scott walks very long distances, very fast.

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Subjektochange

Subjektochange (STC) has been a group since the summer of 2006 when Nick and Eric met Erv on stage at the Bar of America in Truckee where a great night of improvisational music happened.

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Zumba Dance Party with Jenny on Wednesday nights

In a dance club atmosphere you can Zumba with Jenny and all your buddies on Wednesday nights in South Lake Tahoe at the Academy of Dance Arts from 8-9pm.

Jenny is licensed for Zumba Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, and Zumbatomic. She also attended the 2011 Zumba Convention in Orlando, Florida and is constantly training and dancing in San Francisco and across the coast going to Jam Sessions and Master Classes.

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This Band is Out of Order.

piano.JPGLowell Wilson.

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A Reflection of his Life: Stained Glass Artist Robert Rathman

Solmate-by-Robert-RathmanHis creations take lots of patience and skill.

Otherwise, weeks of work can be lost in an instant.

South Shore artist, Robert Rathman, has been working with stained glass since the 70’s.

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“36 Views of Lake Tahoe from 36 Mountain Peaks” by Norma Carder Nov 26

So much so that she created, 36 Views of Lake Tahoe from 36 Mountain Peaks, an illustrated book of the numerous hikes Norma has taken at Lake Tahoe over the years.

Meet Norma Carder, watercolorist and author, at her book signing at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City, November 26, from 2pm to 4pm. It’s free too.

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Skiers Hall of Fame inducts Magnifienct 7 November 18

What do these locals have in common?

Alex Cushing, Lynette Davis, Shane McConkey, Tamara McKinney, Wayne Poulsen, Daron Rahlves and Franz Weber, shown here.

Tahoe mountain culture. These seven regional sports pioneers called the “Magnificent 7” are being inducted into the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition (RTWGC) International Sports Hall of Fame on November 18th at the Atlantis Casino Resort.

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21st Centry Skills by Bernie Trilling Nov 8-9

Community educators will host author Bernie Trilling on Tuesday, November 8th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Sierra Nevada College in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Education to discuss the profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and what is needed for a thriving 21st century community and workplace.

Through a rich multi-media and interactive presentation he will help participants both envision and experience the skills and capacities that children need to be successful adults in our rapidly changing society.

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Pray for Snow with Sierra-at-Tahoe Nov 10

Tahoe Culture early snowfallNo pressure here. You’ll be judged by volume, audience participation and creativity.

Why? You’re praying for snow!  Don’t miss this hilarious (and effective) annual snow calling event hosted by Sierra-at-Tahoe on November 10th at Mont Bleu starting at 6pm for season pass holders, 7pm for every one else.  You could win a Rome snowboard and a Sierra season pass – and bragging rights. Yeehaw! read more →

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35th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot Nov 13

The idea of a fun race around Donner Lake in Truckee was hatched in 1976 by a small group of enthusiastic runners who wanted to make room for all the turkey and pies they were going to be eating in the weeks ahead.

Thirty-five years later, the Donner Lake Turkey Trot is a popular North Lake Tahoe event attracting 200 runners from all over as well as many locals who enjoy the excuse to support the Auburn Ski Club and get out for a morning run or walk.

The 35th Annual Turkey Trot will take place on November 13, 2011.

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