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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Bluebird Designs in Truckee

Have you ever wondered what form your silver mis-matched spoons or your metal wall hangings will take after the visit to the dump?

If they are fortunate enough to end up into the hands of Truckee metalsmith Jessica Hall, they will be worked with love and devotion as she resurrects them into a stunning piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

Meet Jessica at Truckee Thursdays June 16, 2011.

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Healing Exhibit by Sara Zimmerman

Truckee artist and designer, Sara Zimmerman, is celebrating her newest artworks entitled “Healing” at Riverside Studios through February.

Sara’s “Healing” series reflects her path of trying to find emotional, spiritual and physical healing through art, many alternative healing modalities, and mindfulness.

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30 years of Tahoe Weekly at North Tahoe Arts Center

The Tahoe Weekly magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 with an exhibit of 30 years of Weekly covers at North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City from Jan. 5 to Feb. 27.

The exhibit will feature 30 years of covers, with one cover picked from every year of publication from its inception in 1982. Covers feature winter and summer recreation, local faces, local events and a great look at Tahoe and Truckee for the past 30 years.

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Visiting a Panda Preserve January 14

Looking for something to warm your heart today, before a hike, bike ride or skiing?

If so, go on a vicarious visit to the Panda Preserve in the Szechuan Province of China at the Lake Tahoe Community College with Jenn Mendonca on Saturday, January 14 at 10am.

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Far West Nordic Classic Training with Glenn Jobe Jan 14

If you’re going to learn how to ski skate and cross-country ski, learn from the expert.

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Center is holding a skiing clinic with Glenn Jobe on January 14, 2012 to get you ready for the Far West races and to learn the correct skills. An Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, Jobe is highly respected as one of North America’s leading experts on cross-country skiing technique, particularly classic skiing.

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Winterfest Chili Cookoff at Lake Tahoe Community College Jan 24

Sample free varieties of chili, and vote for your favorite chili at the Winterfest Chili Cookoff while you learn about the different student clubs at Lake Tahoe Community College on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from noon to 1pm.

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Olympic Heritage Biathlon Event at Sugar Pine Point State Park Jan 14

biathlonprone-shooter_billbriner-compress4-300x218Did you know that Sugar Pine Point State Park is the site of the first-ever Olympic Biathlon event held as part of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw?

On January 14th, the state park will host two free events as part of the annual Olympic Heritage Celebration. A do-it-yourself biathlon where participants compete against the clock and an interpretive tour of the Olympic Ski Trails by local author David Antonucci will take place from 10am to 1pm. read more →

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Snow Carnival & Winter Wonderland at Tahoe Donner January 21

Winter is here and it’s time to celebrate with a full day of fun activities for kids and families at Tahoe Donner on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Sign up for the kid’s match time race and sled pull, or just bounce around in the bounce house, followed by ice cream and other winter treats. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m.

Then at 5pm, adults will love the Winter Wonderland Party with pizza specials the Hat Contest at 7pm for prizes.

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In Search of Powder by Jeremy Evans at LTCC January 25

An avid mountaineer and snowboarder, Jeremy grew up skiing in Arizona where, sadly, he wore jeans on the slopes. He switched to snowboarding, and real ski gear, after moving to Lake Tahoe. In Search of Powder by South Lake Tahoe writer Jeremy Evans, follows his eight-year newspaper career as a sports writer.

Jeremy will hold a reading at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8pm. Author Scott Lankfort will join him and will read from his book “Tahoe Beneath the Surface” too.  It’s free!

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Dianna Borges as Sarah Winnemucca Jan 25 at Explore Tahoe

She was a person of two worlds.  Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins 1844-1891 was a Northern Paiute Native American known across the county for her warm, witty and insightful lectures on human rights. She was also an interpreter and guide for the US Army; and Author of the book:” Life Among the Paiutes, their Wrongs & Claims.” (1883) Making her the first Native American to write a book in the English Language.

Join local performer Dianna Maria de Borges as she speaks a tale of bravery and courage during her classic impersonation of this remarkable Native American woman at Explore Tahoe on January 25, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm.

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Olive Oils Explored in Truckee January 22

Cooks, foodies, scientists and community members will sample mild, medium and robust olive oils during an informed olive oil tasting at Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee on Sunday, Jan.22, 2012.

Participants will smell, taste, discuss and compare a variety of olive oils as well as hear presentations by Dewey Lucero of Lucero Olive Oil and experts from the UC Davis Olive Center tasting panel at Olive Oils Explored.

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Tahoe Arts Project presents the Gizmo Guys Jan 27 at MontBleu Theater

Tahoe Arts Project continues its 25th season with the comedy/juggler duo The Gizmo Guys on Friday, January 27th at the MontBleu Theater at 7:00 PM. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages. The Gizmo Guys will bring their “Objects in Motion” show into the South Shore schools January 23-27 teaching children how juggling relates to science and math.

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Explore, Design and Unwind at For Goodness Sake on Wednesday, Jan. 25

Sierra Agape Center, a donation-based nonprofit organization that offers low and no cost counseling and well-being services to the Tahoe-Truckee community, invites individuals and families with teenage youth to a free special event with art and meditation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.

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Environmental Novelist Li Miao Lovett speaks Feb 9 and 10

Environmental novelist Li Miao Lovett will give a reading and book signing February 9 at the Lake Tahoe Community College at 7pm, and February 10 at 7 pm in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. The receptions are free and open to the community.

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Marquetry Masterpieces by Tom Beebe

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He’s been sharing his passion for fine woodworking and marquetry since 1973 when he moved to Truckee.

Meet Tom Beebe, master craftsman and artist.

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Earthgym Fitness with Jacquie of Tahoe Expo

Earthgym is no ordinary workout.  It lets you explore fundamental body movement and forms training with the earth elements that naturally generate the flow of exuberance, all outside your door.

It’s called E.A.R.T.H GYM – Exuberant Animal Rhythmic Training Hall.

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The Santa Diet by Santa

Lake Tahoe Culture Santa Claus by Joy StrotzTaking a leap of faith, Santa has introduced a new diet book that make love the main ingredient.

Thomas O’Connor from Lake Tahoe legally changed his name to Santa Claus and he lives and thrives spreading his gospel of love, hope and forgiveness.

Santa has gone healthy and has a new diet book. He’s slimmer and trimmer than ever and spreading his gospel of love with impeccable taste.

Read his story.

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Ty Dayberry. Freeheel skier extraordin – AIR.

ty_07.gifHe started telemark skiing at age 10.

By 21, he’s taken his freeheel art to a higher level.

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Edgewood Tahoe. Unparalleled Views & Freshness.

ahi-tuna-salad-Edgewood-TahoeFresh Ahi tuna seared, with stir fried vegies with a light wasabe sauce served on coconut rice.

Not a fish lover?

What about Seared Elk Chop or a Rack of Spring Lamb?

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Shopping green, recycling and holiday green actions

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the average American throws away 25% more ‘stuff’ between Thanksgiving and the New Year! This article intends to help you “go green” this holiday season with creative gift giving ideas, information on local recycling opportunities, holiday trash and recycling services changes and how to recycle your Christmas tree after the holiday season ends.

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Ten Cent Lure

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Groove Like Me. I Swear. City. In the Heart of It.

If not, click here to listen to local SS band, Ten Cent Lure.

Brewed in the heart of the Sierras, Ten Cent Lure is quickly emerging as one of the hottest new acts on the Tahoe scene. Ten Cent Lure draws from a diverse background and combines elements of Rock, Funk, Groove, and yes, even Country to create their trademark Funkin’ Swanky Tonk sound. read more →

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Can panties change the world? Ask Jenn.

Jenn thinks so.

That’s why this creative Lake Tahoe activist started Pantyline Productions.

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