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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

North Shore Ski Pioneer JT Holmes presents July 7 at Squaw

He’s more than good looking, more than big mountain slayer, more than a pro.  He’s one of us; one of our Tahoe elite athletes who’s always bringing it home.

Don’t miss Squaw Valley ski legend J.T. Holmes at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. when he shows never before seen footage from recent adventures, and discusses how he’s carved out a career skiing, base-jumping and speed flying. It’s all part of the SVI speaker series called “Adventurers in Sport and Spirit.”

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Soaring Kites and Music Festival July 7 at High Camp

Squaw Kite FestivalThe art and sport of kite flying will take place at Squaw’s High Camp, elevation 8,200′.

Gigantic flying creatures, professional kite flyers, kite-making and face painting for the kids, and the live music are all part of the high-flying enjoyment of the 11th Annual Soaring Kites & Music Festival on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

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Pine Needle Basketweaving with Audrey Frank July 11

Pine Needle basketLearn how to weave a pine needle basket with Audrey Frank, a Washoe-Paiute basket weaver, at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City on July 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Through her classes and workshops, Audrey passes on her family traditions of basket making where she demonstrates weaving techniques and discusses her Native heritage and culture.

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Trans Tahoe Regatta July 13-15

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The 49th running of the classic Trans Tahoe Regatta will take place the weekend of July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. There will be a warm-up race on Friday evening (first warning signal at 5pm), with a reception immediately following at the Tahoe Yacht Club clubhouse.

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God of Carnage Comedy at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre July 5-8 & July 12-15

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?

Local actors will perform “God of Carnage” at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater at the Tallac Historic Site July 5 to 8, and July 12 to 15 led by local director Dave Hamilton. read more →

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Sierra Recon Mud Obstacle Races July 14

The Tahoe Tri Club will host its first mud obstacle race at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The spectator-friendly course starts at an elevation of 6,800 feet and offers multiple distance options for all ages.

The race course has been built by a sadistic crew of licensed contractors designed to test your strength and fortitude. Three levels of competition will be offered for adults, and two for kids too.

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Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theater Wizard of Oz July 16 at Valhalla

Tahoe Arts Project is pleased to announce the auditions for Missoula Children’s Theater production of The Wizard of OZ on Monday, July 16, on the lawn at Valhalla, Tallac Historic Site, from 10am to noon.

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24th Annual Truckee Fishing Derby July 21 at Cold Stream Pond

Kids will have a chance to show off their fishing skills at the 24th Annual Truckee Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cold Stream Pond behind Donner Memorial State Park.

Local sportsman and angler Bob Tilton founded the event to draw children to a sport they could pursue for a lifetime. He started the derby to give youth an option for healthy recreation while keeping them out of trouble. read more →

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Wild Wild West Weekend July 21-22

Saddle up!

High Camp at Squaw transforms into the wild WILD west for two days of live music, dancing, pony rides, a petting zoo, and western shoot-outs, free face paintings, and paintball target practice on July 21 and 22, 2012.

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Squaw Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Festival June 30-July 1

The Village at Squaw Valley will celebrate the holiday weekend in artistic style during the 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival. This free event will take place Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides the opportunity to meet with more than 50 artists featuring a wide variety of artwork ranging from photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more.

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Mountain Gardening Classes in Truckee

The folks at Villager Nursery have decades and decades of personal and vicarious (read: friends and clients) mountain gardening experiences to share.

As they put it, “We’ve killed thousands of plants in our own gardens so that our clients won’t have to”. Before beginning your own experiments in Mountain Gardening, learn from the many trials and errors of others. Most classes are free of charge and held at Villager Nursery in Truckee.

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“Jazz Artists in Residence” host Free Kids Music Camp at Moody’s July 16-20

moodys kids campIt’s a spectacle that draws appreciative stares.

Seven of the country’s top jazz musicians marching down the streets of Truckee with 70 children in their wake, everyone playing “When the Saints Come Marching In.”

Some of the children who don’t have instruments drum on pots and pans donated by Moody’s Bistro & Lounge. The impromptu parade caps off the annual “Jazz Artists in Residence” free Kids’ Camp, hosted by Moody’s, which will take place July 16-20, 2012  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Wendy Gems: Handmade Pearl, Gemstone and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Whether she is running, biking, hiking, swimming, paddleboarding, gardening, shoveling or skiing, you will find her getting outside daily to enjoy it.

Besides being a Tahoe enthusiast, Wendy is a homeschool mom, local artist and entrepreneur. She has lived in South Lake Tahoe since Spring 1999, and started Wendy Gems in 2011 — handmade jewelry designs, crafted using natural gemstones, Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver.  Some of her favorite local businesses include Thai Orchids, Freshies, Sprouts, Nel’s Hardware, and Beads Etc.  We agree! read more →

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Sculptured Masterpieces by David Foster

His art embodies Renaissance ideals of blending classical beauty with naturalism.

Meet David Foster, South Lake Tahoe Sculptor.

Without a doubt, Foster has had a profound influence in bringing art to South Shore and Lake Tahoe.

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World Tribe Canoe Ceremony at El Dorado Beach June 20

On June 2oth, indigenous carvers from around the world will convene along the shores of Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach to create  a 70 foot Trimaran blending ‘ancient art with state of the art’, under the direction of Maori Chief Wikuki Kingi and hosted by the Washoe Tribe. Upon completion, this “floating university” will travel the world sharing indigenous wisdom in service to protecting our world’s water.

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2nd Annual Great Gatsby Gala for Tahoe Youth and Family Services August 11

The 2nd Annual Great Gatsby Gala fundraiser for local kids will take place at MontBleu Resort on August 11, 2012. Have fun, dress up in the 20’s era style, learn the Charleston, enjoy a sit down dinner, dance and much more! All proceeds will benefit Tahoe Youth & Family Services.

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Handwoven Tapestries and Rugs by Romiti

romiti-aztec_waveThey have been creating their handwoven award-winning tapestries and rugs for almost 40 years.

Each expressive piece is made by hand, entirely original from the fleece to the finished product.

Meet the Romitis, Judith and Lawrence, of Incline Village.

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“Something Doing Every Minute”…Tahoe Village Casino circa 1950

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Tahoe’s casinos date back to the 1920’s when Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin built the “Greatest Casino in America”.

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Wine Artist Eric Christensen at Marcus Ashley Gallery August 17-18

As part of its popular summer series of featured artists, Wine Artist Eric Christensen will paint live at Marcus Ashley Gallery at the Village Center in South Lake Tahoe during August 17-18, 2012.

A self-taught painter, Eric Christensen invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create hyper realism images with vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph.

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Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camp June 11-Aug 3

Let the adventure begin!

This summer, give your child the opportunity to become a butterfly expert, a Junior Ranger, or a paleontologist, and still have time to play and dream in the great outdoors June 11 – August 3, 2012.

Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camp, a program of Great Basin Institute, offers youth ages 8 – 12 the opportunity to experience the outdoors through hands-on games, hikes, guided activities, field trips, guest presenters and simple exploration and play.

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Squaw Valley Institute and KidZone Museum Provide Affordable Programming for Families

Squaw Valley Institute and KidZone Museum are entering into a partnership focused on bringing programming for a more creatively, culturally and intellectually stimulating community for all ages.

Beginning June 1, 2012, anyone purchasing a KidZone ACM Museum membership will also be eligible for an SVI joint membership, typically valued at $150, for only $60. This special SVI-KidZone ACM Museum membership will be offered to 50 families and will be good for one year from the time of purchase.

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Art & Solstice Opening Reception June 8

See new works of art that depict Tahoe’s classic sunny days, wildflowers, and lake activities at North Tahoe Arts “Art & Solstice” summer inspired exhibit open through June 25, 2012.

An opening reception takes place on Friday, June 8th from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.

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Call to Artists: Original Poster Needed for Wine Tasting Event due June 11

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is seeking an original poster design for its 20102 “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting” fund raising event held in November.

In addition to exposure of your talents, you can also win $250 and 2 tickets to the event.

Contest runs until June 11, 2012.

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Boats and Pastries by Julie

Having lived in Lake Tahoe for more than 50 years, she knows how to capture the many moods of Tahoe in her paintings and how to attract people to her gallery.

After graduating from the University of Nevada in Reno in 1985, Julie Whitney Wainscoat opened a gallery and art studio in Kings Beach to showcase her paintings, photography, and custom furniture.

The gallery is located inside a favorite North Shore bakery. read more →

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2nd Annual “Grand Dining Adventure” Raffle for Humane Society

The Truckee Tahoe Humane Society has joined forces with area restaurants to create the greatest adventure in dining you’ll ever enjoy for only $10.

That’s right, for the ticket price of $10, you’ll have the opportunity to win ten $100.00 gift certificates to the finest restaurants in the Truckee/Tahoe region.

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Bonita Paulis Wild Western Landscapes Reception at Bona Fide Books June 1

Bona Fide Books in Meyers will hold a reception for award-winning pastel artist Bonita Paulis and her exhibit, Wild Western Landscapes on Friday,  June 1st from 6pm to 8pm.

The reception is free and open to the public at this cultural hotbed behind Meyers Downtown Cafe.   Meet Bonita and see what new place she’s been out en plein air.

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