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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Winter Photography Tour with Mark Vollmer March 11 in Hope Valley

He believes that outdoor photographers have a responsibility to preserve the integrity of the natural environment by treading lightly, so as not to damage any part of the scene that is being photographed.  And for spreading the message of appreciation and preservation through the resulting images.

Join award-winning outdoor photographer Mark Vollmer on a photo tour in the winter wonderland of Hope Valley on March 11th starting at 9am.  Mark will present a slide show the night before on March 10.

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Yoga and Skate Ski Clinic March 10 at Tahoe Cross-Country

Only in Lake Tahoe.

Join the Yoga and Skate Ski Clinic presented by the Tahoe Yoga Institute and Tahoe Cross-Country on March 10, 2012.

Tahoe Yoga Institute and Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area present their annual yoga-ski series of the perfect combination: an hour-long beginner-intermediate skate ski class with Tim Hauserman followed by a yoga class to stretch those tired muscles. read more →

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Business Expo Training Workshop March 7

Meet TahoeChamber’s new Membership Director, Shannon McIsaac, as she presents the basics in trade show etiquette during the Business Expo Training Workshop March 7th from 10am-12pm.  This interactive workshop will review the best ways to engage visitors at your booth, how to get the most out of your booth and how to capitalize on this year’s Expo theme…”Get Connected!”

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Longboards to Olympics: A Century of Tahoe Winter Sports at Explore Tahoe March 14

Join local historian, Mark McLaughlin, for a lecture about how winter sports took Northern California by storm and captured the imagination of a nation at Explore Tahoe on March 14th from 6pm to 7pm.

This lively lecture will begin with the early exploits of our famous skiing mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, then continue through the 1930s which was a breakout decade for Skisports when thousands attended ski jumps in Berkeley and San Francisco, and conclude with the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, the seminal event that launched Lake Tahoe into the international spotlight for world-class winter sports. read more →

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Fresh Powder Skiing, Yoga and Music at Kirkwood March 16-18

Three unprecedented days of backcountry and freeride instruction, yoga and DJ’s makes its debut at Kirkwood, March 16 – 18 with fresh powder. Produced by Tough Guy Productions, a Tahoe-based ski film and event production company, the Freeride Flow Festival powered by CLIF Bar and Marmot. The three-day event brings together novice and recreational winter athletes with professional sports athletes, backcountry experts and top industry vendors for clinics, demonstrations, electronic DJs, performances and a whole lot of après ski.

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Play Again at Cedar House Sport Hotel March 15

Do you know children who have fewer positive outdoor experiences today than you and your friends did at their age? How has outdoor education and playing outside impacted your personal and social development? Do you think social media fosters looking inward rather than encouraging teens to connect with the broader, non-virtual community? These topics and more will be explored at Play Again on Thursday, March 15th.

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Squallywood Big Mountain Camp with Robb Gaffney and Crew March 17-18

You’ve heard the legendary tales, feats of glory and you’ve read the book. Now it’s time to ski it. Robb Gaffney is charging once again with his infamous Squallywood Big Mountain Camp based on his book: Squallywood – A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines – a 200 page guide to the most technical lines at Squaw. The Squallywood Clinic provides hard-core skiers and riders with the opportunity to ski Squaw’s gnarliest lines with the guy who wrote the book.

Choose your lines  March 17-18 when we’ll have fresh deep snow. read more →

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MANDING JATA – West African Drumming and Dance March 23

Tahoe Arts Project continues its 25th season with members of the international touring company Manding Jata on Friday, March 23 at the MontBleu Theater at 7pm.

Opening the show will be our very own Liz Broscoe. With a professional drumming career spanning over thirty years, 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 throughout Tahoe.

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Our Changing Seas: Climate Change Lecture March 22 at TERC

Join Dr. Howard Spero as he explores the basic science of the Earth’s climate system, and examines the natural cycles of climate change in Earth history that we have discovered through the study of glacial ice sheets and deep ocean cores on March 22 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

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Ryan Shreve Memorial Ski Race at Sierra-at-Tahoe March 29

In memory of Ryan Shreve, a South Tahoe fire fighter, Sierra-at-Tahoe hosts an annual race for South Tahoe Fire Fighters. Proceeds from the annual race are used to produce flyers that educate people about Second Impact Syndrome. The flyers have been placed on all ALS equipment in El Dorado County and the Sierra-at-Tahoe first aid clinic. The Ryan Shreve Memorial Ski Race takes place March 29th starting at 10am and is open to all fire fighters, paramedics and their families.

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Get Connected at the South Shore Business Expo March 30 at Harrah’s

It’s the most productive business event of the year. Over 90 Chamber member businesses will showcase their products and services on Friday, March 30th from 4:00-8:00PM inside Harrah’s Convention Center. This years theme, “Get Connected”, will recognize advancements in technology by highlighting businesses using social media to their advantage. Show off your techie skills by live tweeting @TahoeChamber during the event using the hashtag #expoconnect for a chance to win prizes.

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Sustainable Shakedown Benefit Concert March 31

Since 1993 the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities for future generations while promoting sustainable communities.

I’ll dance to that!  Join your fellow Sierra Nevada lovers at the Sustainable Shakedown benefit concert at the American Legion on Hwy 50 on March 31, 2012 starting at 7:30pm.

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Former Olympian and World Cup Champion Jeremy Bloom Presents at Squaw March 23

Jeremy Bloom, a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, and eleven-time World Cup gold medalist in freestyle moguls skiing, has impressive skiing credentials. However, for Bloom, who will be speaking at a Squaw Valley Institute event on March 23 at 5:00 PM at the Palisades Conference Room at the Village at Squaw, skiing represents only part of his extraordinary accomplishments.

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Annual Truckee Rotary Crab Feed March 24

Each year the Rotary Club of Truckee selects a local nonprofit group to benefit from the silent auction at the annual Crab and Pasta Feed slated for March 24, 2012.

All proceeds from the event’s live auction will benefit Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS), a public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. SELS board member Erica Stein said the school plans to use the money raised from the auction to start a capital campaign fund to pay for needed additional classroom space.

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“Winter” Ski Movie at Squaw March 30 to Honor Wounded Warriors

A premier showing of “Winter” from the Ski Channel honoring Wounded Warriors disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan will take place at the Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley, March 30. It’s part of the annual Ability Celebration honoring Wounded Warriors disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Wildlife in Wild Places at North Tahoe Arts March 2

North Tahoe Arts will host a wonderful collection of wildlife artwork encompassing many mediums. The wildlife exhibit opens March 2nd from 5-7pm with light appetizers and wine for donation served.

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The Studio Lake Tahoe has Yoga for Kids

The Studio Lake Tahoe is a Yoga and Pilates center in Meyers that offers yoga classes including hot, yin, prenatal and aerial hammock yoga, and the popular kid yoga.

Friday at 6 pm are “donation classes,” with class proceeds going to a local charity.

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Science Expo for Kids March 14

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), Lake Tahoe School, and Sierra Nevada College will host the sixth annual Science Expo on March 24, 2012 with a focus on Life Science.

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Bucks for Barks help Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ new “Bucks for Barks” program gives guests the option of donating $1 or more to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe whenever they make a purchase on-site or at either resort’s online store.

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Wild Horses by Eve Werner

She explores the wildness, movement and beauty of horses in the landscape.

Following the 2010 Horse HeART exhibit to benefit wild horses, the Let ‘Em Run Foundation hosted a ‘foal excursion’ to see mustangs with their new foals in the Nevada desert.

Eve Werner, Truckee artist and landscape architect, captured this moment in her painting “Highland Band” shown here.

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Tahoe Mountain Sports Owner Dave Polivy Honored by Leave No Trace

Dave Polivy, the owner of Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach, was honored by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics nonprofit as one of its extraordinary member-activists of 2011.  The honor highlights Polivy’s efforts to promote Leave No Trace principles, as well as those of 10 other member-activists from across the nation, who were selected from some 60 nominees.

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Great Backyard Bird Count Hike Feb 19

Bring the whole family to Galena Creek Park to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count hike from 1pm-2pm on February 19.  During the short hike you’ll take 10 minute breaks to count the birds. Upon return to the Visitor Center, numbers will be tabulated and added to the national database.

Please bring binoculars and register at (775) 849-4948. Suggested donation $5 per person.

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Children’s Publishing Workshop with Writer Illustrator Kristen Schwartz March 22 & 24

Kristen Schwartz Yen Turtle

Little did she know that the path to fulfill her dream would also lead to self discovery.  Writer and illustrator Kristen Schwartz from South Lake Tahoe recently completed her illustrated journey into the world of children’s publishing with her first picture book, Yen and the Great Serpent.

Now she’s holding a two-day workshop, “So You Want to Write and/or Illustrate a Children’s Book.  Now What?” at Bona Fide Books in Meyers on Thursday Mar. 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Mar. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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3rd Annual Seed Swap March 3

Have you ever been to a Seed Swap?  Bring your own seeds to swap or find rare, locally grown Heirloom varieties during the 3rd Annual Seed Swap in Minden on March 3 from 10am to 3pm. Hungry Mothers Organics seeds for flowers, heirloom vegetables, trees, and shrubs been proven to grow in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe.

If you don’t have your own seeds, that’s ok. Hungry Mothers Organics only asks for a small donation.

 

 

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Printmaking Extravaganza at North Tahoe Arts

It’s a “Printmaking Extravaganza” at North Tahoe Arts throughout February 2012.

Local artists Sue Gross, Cathy McClelland, Janet Martin, Candace Nicol and Larry Hunt will exhibit a genre of printmaking techniques from woodcuts, collagraph assemblage, screen prints, silk screening, metal etching, monotype, relief and intaglio to name a few.

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Have a Heart for CASA Fundraiser Feb 3

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, will hold its fifth annual fundraiser “Have a Heart for CASA” on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at 6pm.

This special night will honor our South Lake Tahoe Juvenile Panel Attorneys – Julie Bachman, John Castellanos, William Cherry, Kimberly Hunt, Lori London, Rick Meyer and Paul Palant.

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