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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Exploring Waddle Ranch Preserve June 9

Waddle Ranch, in the heart of the Martis Valley, is one of the Land Trust’s proudest conservation victories. Truckee Donner Land Trust Board Member, Janet Zipser Zipkin, will lead the hike through this forested wildlife sanctuary. As an added bonus, former Land Trust Board Member, David Brown, will share stories about the history of this land and the people who lived here.

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Music on the Lawn at Valhalla features So Tahoe’s 20-Piece Band June 17

On Sunday, June 17th, go all out and take your dad to a free concert at the Tallac Historic Site on the Valhalla Grand Lawn. He’ll feel like a million bucks.

From noon to 2 p.m., the South Tahoe High School Band 20-piece band will play classics from the 40’s swing era, along with a few newer pieces that everyone will know. “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a Big Band tune, will feature the jazz band’s talented senior drummer. his event is free, however donations are suggested and proceeds will benefit the South Tahoe High School music department and the Tahoe Tallac Association.

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El Dorado County Search and Rescue Benefit Party June 20

Help raise money for the El Dorado County Volunteer Search and Rescue teams at the Riva Grill’s 7th Annual Pray for Sun Party on June 20, 2012.

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5K-10K Fun Run with Girls on the Run June 10

It’s finally here.

After training all spring, the Girls on the Run Sierras is holding its 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) running event for girls 3rd through 8th grade on Sunday,  June 10th at the Truckee River View Sports Park. Girls on the Run is a non-profit after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.  Go girls!

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Sierra Starlight slide show with Tony Rowell June 23

His photographic prowess and artistry are in his blood.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Tony Rowell, the son of renowned photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell, captures the beauty of the natural world through his photography.  An avid world traveler, one of Tony’s favorite subjects is the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains.

Tony will take us on a nocturnal tour of Yosemite, Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada by moonlight and starlight in his short film “Sierra Starlight” at Sorensen’s Resort on Saturday evening, June 23, 2012.

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Pottery and Paintings by Lynn Woodward

Lynn Woodward has lived in South Lake Tahoe for more than 20 years, where she enjoys the good life.

For Lynn that means skiing, sailing, painting, making pottery and teaching others.

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Watercolor Wednesdays start June 13

Watercolor Wednesdays with Jan Foss in Incline Village start June 13th and continue until the end of August. The watercolor workshops will run from 10 am to 4 pm with students learning to paint a different subject, using different watercolor techniques, each week.

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The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White June 29

The audiences will be dancing in their seats at Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater’s performances of the “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White” on Friday, June 29th created by Miss Marcia and Liz Niven.

This doo wop, be bop, hip hop rendition of the fairy tale features a talented cast of thirty nine local children who have participated in the annual theater workshop for the last two weeks.

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Native Sacred Places and Concepts of Power June 28

Nevada rock art

People everywhere use cultural means to transform the mundane into something special. Join Pat Barker on June 28th at 6 p.m. for an exploration into how the people living in Nevada and the Great Basin, before EuroAmerican contact, did this in the context of an animistic worldview.

The talk is part of the People & Environments of Nevada lecture series held the last Thursday of each month all summer long at the Galena Visitor Center.

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An Extraordinary Evening of Poetry June 28

The 43rd annual Squaw Valley Community of Writers will convene again this summer with acclaimed workshops in Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction and Screenwriting.

As part of the workshop, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers will be hosting an extraordinary evening of poetry readings on Thursday, June 28, at 8 p.m. in The Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley.

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Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey at LTCC April 12-June 15

Injecting art into our community, the Lake Tahoe Community College Haldan Art Gallery presents Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.

The exhibition runs April 12 – June 15, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 12th from 5pm-8pm in the gallery.

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Artist Reception for Carole Sesko at Wolfdale’s May 30

Wolfdale’s  is hosting an artist reception for Carole Sesko and her collection of Tahoe themed abstract paintings and mixed media collage on Wednesday, May 30th, from 4:30 to 6:00pm.  Complimentary appetizers and a no host happy hour bar will be available during the reception.

A fixture on the local art scene for more than two decades, Sesko is constantly introducing us to new creative expressions from her little nook in Truckee.

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Kids and Teen Art at Nevada Museum of Art

School is almost out – what is a parent to do? Send the kids to the Museum of course!

The Nevada Museum of Art offers a wide array of Kids Art Camps, Teen Open Studios, Art Classes, events and programs that kids of all ages will enjoy.

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What is Structural Integration? Free Talk May 30

Do you know how gravity affects your body?

Learn why so many people are turning to Rolfing for optimal health and performance, especially as we get older, at this free talk on Wednedsay, May 30th from 6pm to 7pm at Elevated Wellness Center in South Shore.

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Sculpted Photographs by Matt Dodge, Snowboard Pioneer

Snowboard pioneer and former world champion, Matt Dodge, uses adrenalin to fuel his imagery.  He calls his one-of-a-kind creations sculpted photographs, that help him interpret Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

Matt’s work will be the featured art exhibit gracing the walls of Soule Domain May through July following his artist reception Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited for complimentary appetizers and half-price beverages.

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Tahoe Maritime Museum

The Tahoe Maritime Museum invites you to share your passion for preserving our maritime history and Tahoe’s unique cultural heritage.

Besides maritime history and activities for kids like the inside boat simulator, you’ll find nautical and landlubber outings and unique items here, on the west shore of Lake Tahoe at Homewood.

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Breathe into Bliss June 10

Breathe Into Bliss is a community wellness event dedicated to helping people discover new and exciting ways to achieve wellness. This event is focused on promoting health and wellness in the Tahoe area through various activities, holistic healing, healthy food, and relaxation techniques.

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Threads by Bruce Rettig included in PacificReview’s SHACKLED

Many of you know Bruce Rettig from his award-winning advertising campaigns and design. But did you know he’s an accomplished author?

His short story, “Threads,” was just published by PacificREVIEW, a west coast arts review annual that features works that explore identity in the context of West Coast/California culture. Guest contributors have included Ai, Alurista, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Oliver Mayer, and William T. Vollmann and now, South Lake Tahoe’s Bruce Rettig. Congrats!

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Incline Village Artist, Jan Foss, Wins Award for her Painting “Sierra Cascade”

Local artist, Jan Foss, won an Honorable Mention for her abstract waterfall “Sierra Cascade” in the Watercolor Association of Sacramento Horizons members show in April at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Jan has the painting on display now in her gallery/studio Watercolors By Jan Foss at 120 Country Club Drive, #21, Incline Village, NV.

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Stories of Fallout, not so Friendly May 11 at Sierra College

Ann Ronald, Ph.D., a University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor of English Emerita and author of “Friendly Fallout 1953,” will share facts and stories about atomic testing in the Nevada desert during her presentation “Stories of Fallout, not so Friendly” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at Sierra College.

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Recyle your old Tires for FREE until June 2012

Keep Tahoe Clean.

Recycle your used tires at the Eastern Regional Landfill in Truckee on the first and third Saturdays through June.

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Fluid Movement Photography Workshop May 12

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture images where the water looks misty and surreal?

Join landscape photographer Dotty Molt for a hike along White’s Creek on May 12, 2012 where you’ll learn how to capture the fluid movement of water.

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Rhythm of the Sierra Photo Presentation by Jim Stamates May 9

Tahoe is full of interesting local characters, including our birds and wildlife, who often go unnoticed. Thankfully local wildlife photographer, Jim Stamates, has made it his business to document the rhythm of nature.

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club invites the public to a photo presentation by Jim on May 9th at the Unity at the Lake Spiritual Center at 7pm featuring inspiring images that tell the story of the Rhythm of the Sierra. Stamates champions his low impact field techniques with his entertaining and informative presentations that focus on our relationship to the natural world. read more →

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Fair Trade Coffee Break at Gaia Licious May 12

Get a cup of Fair Trade coffee (or tea) and join other conscious locals and coffee drinkers around the globe to celebrate World Fair Trade Day with the Fair Trade Coffee Break on May  12th at Gaia Licious in South Lake Tahoe from 9:30am to noon.

Local artist, Gina Stowell, will be creating Henna and Glitter Tattoos by donation. And, bring your drum to join the circle of vibration.

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How to Grow Food in your Mountain Garden May 16 in Truckee

It’s tough to grow food in the mountains, right?

Not if you listen to these local experts who have been sharing their mountain horticultural tips and skills with Truckee gardeners for more than 35 years.

Growing Edible Plants in your Mountain Garden will take place at The Villager Nursery in Truckee on Wednesday, May 16, starting at 5:30pm.

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Nature Journaling Workshop May 19

Join literary scholar Ann Ronald for a creative writing workshop at Marilyn’s Pond in Galena Creek Regional Park on May 19th from 9am to noon.  Participants will gain a greater understanding for the creative writing process and the intrinsic relationship between nature and creative expression.

Journals and morning refreshments will be provided. Bring water, sunscreen, and your creativity!

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South Shore Skate Park

skateboardbuy.gifThis place is taking off.

You may have to kick out some of the old folk…but hey – maybe they’ll take some photos of you for your portfolio?

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Geotourism Conference: Strategic Opportunities for Tahoe May 22

With all the buzz about Geotourism lately, and living in one of the featured destinations on the Sierra Nevada Geotourism website created by the Sierra Business Council, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, local residents and National Geographic, a local firm is on a mission to help us understand how we can attract more conscious travelers who not only want to visit Tahoe, but help protect it as well. read more →

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Container Gardening May 23 at Villager Nursery

Learn tips about container flowers, pots and hanging baskets from the local experts who have been sharing mountain horticultural expertise with Truckee gardeners for more than 35 years on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

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Tahoe Windjammers Swap and Free Sailboat Racing Seminar May 19

Sailing on Lake Tahoe is one of our greatest indulgences.  The lake is considered sanctuary for many.  Sailors are a hardy bunch, and love to sail hard, and play hard, and they love to convert others to their artful pastime.

LAT 38° 55’N / LONG 120° 01’W

South Shore’s Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club (TWYC), established in 1968, is holding a free intro to Sailboat Racing seminar on Saturday, May 19, 2012 following their swap meet at 2pm.

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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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