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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Steinbeck at Tahoe and Other Tales Beneath the Surface

John Steinbeck dropped out of Stanford to write his first novel, Cup of Gold – a swashbuckling Caribbean pirate romance which he completed at Tahoe’s Cascade Lake just prior to taking a job at the State Fish Hatchery in Tahoe City.

There, he met and wooed his first wife, terrorized visiting females, bragged of his sexual exploits, shot holes in the ceiling with a revolver, and got himself fired (never to return to Tahoe for the remainder of his long career). read more →

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A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life May 30-31

Lama Marut, renowned American Buddhist monk, will be at Mtn Yoga May 30 and LTCC May 31 to present his practical and achievable—if not revolutionary—blueprint for creating and sustaining happiness in a modern age of consumerism, self-absorption, and stress outlined in his new book, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life.

As a surfer, motorcycle enthusiast, ordained Buddhist monk, and university professor, Marut is accessible to a broad audience.  Both events are free and open to the public.

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Martin Hollay and a Lifetime of Glove Making

As an apprentice glove maker in Hungary in the 1930s, Martin eventually moved to the U.S. in 1958 settling in South Lake Tahoe to live, ski, raise a family, and continue making hand stitched leather gloves.

Martin will demonstrate the art of glove making using his glove press that is over 100 years old and recently donated to the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum on Thursday, May 31, at 2pm and 6pm.

To match Martin’s robust lifestyle, hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments will be served at this free event to be held at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum in South Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Tahoe’s Cultural Heritage in Ink @ Gatekeeper’s Museum Bookstore

This place is a treasure trove of Tahoe’s cultural heritage.

In addition to the largest collection of Washoe Indian baskets in the west, the Gatekeeper’s and Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum Store carries several historical books written by local authors.

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“A Child’s World” Exhibit and Opening Reception April 13

It’s never to early to encourage a child’s appreciation of art.  The most effective way to do so is to surround them with works that speak to them. Just as important, you want to set a tone in the bedroom or the playroom that you can not only live with, but relish.

A Child’s World Exhibit runs at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City through April 30. An opening reception is Friday, April 13; from 5-7 pm which is appropriate for kids!

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Tahoe Rim Trail April Spring Speaker Series for Hikers and Mountain Bikers

The April Spring Speaker Series presentations will include information for everybody, but, in particular, we will give attention to hikers and mountain bikers. We will give you the best information on where to go, what to bring with you and how to have fun while respecting others and the environment. REI-Reno is pleased to partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the return of the April Speakers Series.

Admission to each presentation in the series is FREE and will be held at REI Reno, 2225 Harvard Way every Wednesday in April from 6:30pm – 8 pm.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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