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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Nature’s Colors in Fiber and Glass with the Strand Sisters

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North Tahoe Arts presents a collaborative exhibit “Nature’s Colors in Fiber and Glass” featuring sister artists Catherine and Linda Strand through October 2012 in the Main Gallery. Catherine’s fused glass and Linda’s fiber-based wall hangings are distinctive yet complementary media celebrating color and design with nature themes.

For example, a fused glass pumpkin by Catherine is paired with one of Linda’s wall hangings depicting a plentiful harvest from an urban farm.

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Literary Lollapalooza at Sierra Nevada College Sept 7

Mix with writers, editors, and publishers in this North Shore soiree kicking off the Writers in the Woods series.

Literary Lollapalooza takes place at Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 7 starting at 7 p.m.  This free event is a gathering of Tahoe writers, editors, publishers and readers.

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Bear Hug Around the Lake and Beats for Bears Sept 9

Sunny, Butterscotch, Charlie, Matchless and his brother, Kingsbury, Verdi and Little Girl, are just a few who have lost their lives.

To raise public awareness of how to live in harmony with Tahoe’s iconic black bears, a team of cyclist will be giving bear hugs on September 9th at spots around Lake Tahoe as part of Tahoe Expo. Those gathered at Sand Harbor for Beats for Bears will receive the hug and pass it along. The cyclists will arrive between 1 and 3 pm when Liz Broscoe will be holding the community drum circle.

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Bands for Bikes: A Fundraiser for the SLT Community Bike Park Sept 14

TAMBA and the SLT BMX Association, in conjunction with the Tahoe Basin Land Management Unit of the USFS are working together to build our community a Pump Track and Mountain Bike Skills Park.

The park will be located in Bijou Community Park, near other community recreation features like the skate park and disc golf course. In addition, our current BMX track will be relocated from its current location behind the middle school to accompany it. read more →

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Celebration of Writers Around the Lake at Valhalla Sept 14

Enjoy a lively evening of literature at the lake with eight writers who call Tahoe home or find their inspiration here. Tahoe Writers Works will host the fourth annual Celebration of Writers Around the Lake on Friday,  Sept. 14, at 7 pm at the Valhalla Grand Hall at the Tallac Historic Site.

The $10 admission includes a wine reception featuring the Après Wine Company followed by readings from award-winning writers.  Books will be available for signing and purchase.

The event honors writers who have published a new book in the previous year, including Tim Hauserman, Scott Lukas, Suzanne Roberts, and several Tahoe Blues contributors. read more →

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Community Aquatic Weed Removal at Baldwin Beach Sept 16

Have you noticed the submerged tarps in the ponds at Baldwin Beach? They’ve been there for a very good reason all summer, and it’s time to remove them.

Help with the removal of one of Tahoe’s most prolific aquatic invasive weeds, Eurasian watermilfoil, during the final Community Aquatic Weed Removal Project at Baldwin Beach off of Highway 89 in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help remove barriers and sand bags used to control the invasive water weed, as well as the nasty weed.

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The Infamous Johnson Cut-Off Trail Sept 18 at Camp Richardson

Follow the path of John Calhoun “Cockeye” Johnson on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm in the Lodge at Camp Richardson, sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Historical Society in South Lake Tahoe. It’s free and goodies will be served along with a whole lot of history.

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“The Things They Carried” by Vietnam Vet Tim O’Brien September 21

Tim O’Brien, author of the Vietnam era novel, The Things They Carried, will speak at Sierra Nevada College on September 21st at 7 p.m., hosted through a grant from the Nevada State Library and Archives.

Tim O’Brien graduated from Macalester College in 1968 and was drafted into the army. He served as a soldier in Vietnam in 1969-70. read more →

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Truckee Pump Track is Open

Hats off to the Truckee bike crew. They’ve been hard at work creating magic with dirt for the Truckee Pump Track located at Riverview Sports Park in Truckee – of course!

In less than a year, Truckee agencies, local residents and businesses, and IMBA have built a pump track like none other.

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Two Books, Two Trails Sept 29 at Bona Fide Books

On September 29th, Bona Fide Books will host a book launch for celebrated poet, memoirist, and travel/nature writer Suzanne Robert’s new memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail.

Also featured will be graphic novel Mega ’99:Adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, by Jared Manninen.

This is event is free, and open to the public.

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Hula Hooping at Regan Beach 6:30p Thursdays

Remember how much fun it was?

Now you can join other happy hula hoopers in South Lake Tahoe on Thursday nights from 6:30pm until the sun sets.

You won’t believe your eyes.  Hoopers on stilts. Fire Dancer hoopers. Skater Hoopers.  Hoopers on bikes.  And parents teaching their kids how to hoop.

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So Lake Tahoe Library welcomes Knitters and Crafters

Attention Crafty Folk!

If you’re looking to share your creativity with others, stop by the South Lake Tahoe Library for the monthly informal gathering of knitters and crocheters.  There’s even a crafts day for teens every Saturday. read more →

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Meditate for Peace Marathon on Peace Day in Truckee Sept 21

Honor International Peace Day on Friday, September 21st during the 2nd annual “Meditate for Peace Marathon.”  From 5am until 3pm, a variety of meditation practices will be offered at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee. Simply drop in to meditate for 5 minutes or stay for them all. Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation, Tai Chi, meditative prayer, Falun Gong, drumming meditation and more.

After the marathon head to the free Peace Day Celebration in the Truckee Regional Park from 3-7pm and see who will receive the 1st ever Truckee Tahoe Peace Award!

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BMX Track in South Lake Tahoe

What promotes individual achievement, builds character and social skills, increases self esteem, self discipline and determination, and is great exercise and fun for the whole family?

BMX riding!

Now there’s a track in South Lake Tahoe where you can ride and practice.

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Three Ways to Look at a Landscape at Sagehen September 23

Bona Fide Books presents a day dedicated to the environment at Sagehen Creek Field Station with Three Ways to Look at a Landscape, a benefit for youth literacy and leadership program Adventure Risk Challenge. Join a poet, an artist, and a scientist on a ramble through Sagehen; leave inspired to work on your own craft!

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“Bits & Pieces” – A Sculpture and Mosaic Exploration at North Tahoe Arts

North Tahoe Arts is showcasing a collection of mixed media sculptural artwork by five sculpture and mosaic artists whose body of work includes glass, ceramics, wood, canvas, found objects and paint swatches.

Meet the local artisans at the free Artist Reception on Friday September 14th, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. read more →

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Feel like an Action Hero. The Açaí Bowl @ Keys Cafe in South Shore.

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How can a tiny little berry be the most nutritious and powerful food in the world?

Now you can find out.

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Tahoe’s Backcountry Babe: Rosie Hackett

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Known affectionately by her friends as Rosebud, she is the head instructor in Lake Tahoe for us babes, that’s Babes in the Tahoe Back-country.

We like to call her Rock Star, based on those ski moves. read more →

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Bocce Ball League at Wolfdale’s Thursday Nights

Back in the day, old timers say, enormous crowds would fill the benches along packed earth lanes to watch teams play the ancient game of bocce in North Shore.

The once popular game has far from faded at Lake Tahoe. It thrives in Tahoe City at Wolfdale’s restaurant. In August, the landmark Asian fusion eatery hosts a Thursday evening league that would make Caesar (supposedly one its originators) proud.

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Field Seminars & Photo Tours with Jon Paul

If pictures speak louder than words, his photographs can change the world.

Jon Paul uses his photography to open our eyes and hearts to the importance of the environment in our daily lives. Through his amazing photography, Jon, a full time landscape and wildlife photographer, focuses on capturing the intimacy of the quiet places that surround us. Jon also conducts private individual and small group field seminars for photographers of all ability levels.

Sign up for Jon’s Fall in the Grand Tetons Photography Workshop and Tour September 27-30, 2012.

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Three Truckee Cyclists to ride 300 Miles for Mentoring Sept 21-22

On Saturday, September 17, six cyclists are preparing for the biggest ride of their lives.

Why? For kids, of course!

For the fourth year in a row Hardy Bullock, Carey Thrasher and Ken Bossung – all members of the Tahoe Staff Cycling Team – will attempt to ride non-stop together for 300 miles to raise funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe’s mentoring programs for at-risk youth.

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September Storytimes at the South Lake Tahoe Library

The South Lake Tahoe Library is booked with lots of storytimes for young children throughout September including Spanish Storytimes.

Check out the list!

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The Art of Gratitude by Jan Foss, Tahoe’s Angel

Jan Foss of Incline Village passed away in late July 2012.  She was an extremely talented painter who held several watercolor classes year-round, even more in her later years. She was in love with Lake Tahoe, and her students and life. Lake Tahoe is blessed to have our angel Jan grace our presence. ♥

When Jan opened her studio nine years ago, it was a dream come true. Now she’s sharing her dream and techniques for capturing the softness and delicacies of nature.

Jan’s dimension of paintings are vast like her gratitude for living in Lake Tahoe and her artistic talent.  Primarily known as a wild flower artist, Jan also paints landscapes, clouds and angels. Yes, she has been painting people’s personal angels for years.

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On The Trail by Krissi Russell inspired by Washoe Meadows State Park

Krissi Russell of South Lake Tahoe has released her second read and sing-along book and CD set, On The Trail featuring hiking songs about trail etiquette and safety.

Vibrant, full color illustrations by Lois Olsen add magic to Krissi’s message: “Stay on the trail, enjoy the view. Leave only footprints. That’s what you’re supposed to do.”

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Wild Cherries Junior Triathlon Team

Like most things in Truckee, they start small, grow increasingly popular and then see a wealth of community support to sustain themselves. This is true for the once called “Chasing Shadows Youth Triathlon Club.”  For 2012 the club is being launched as the Wild Cherries Junior Triathlon Team thanks to the club’s founder, Sarah Clement, Truckee local and accomplished Triathlete, and Kristin Krone, owner of Wild Cherries who, like many others in the Truckee community, see the true value in these dedicated and passionate youths.

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Sunflower Hill Multi-Use Trail Completion by Mountain Bikers Aug 11

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association(TAMBA), the Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol and Nevada State Parks will host  a trail work day on August 11th to work on the new Sunflower Hill Trail.

The Sunflower Hill Trail is a 2.6 mile multi-use trail that creates an alternate route to the steep and dusty Hobart Road just east of Marlette Peak. It has been built primarily by volunteers from various mountain bike groups in cooperation with Nevada State Parks.

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EDGE Volume 5 by Tahoe Writers Works recognized as an Indie Book Award Finalist

Way to go Tahoe Writers Works!

EDGE, Volume 5, was recently recognized as a finalist in the 2012/2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The category for the award was for best anthology.

EDGE 2011 Volume 5 features provocative fiction, poetry, essays, and art from local, regional, and national writers and artists. The pieces included in this newest volume follow the edgy style of previous editions and offer an eclectic mix of powerful writing and imagery.

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KidZone Museum Family Camp Aug 3-5

KidZone Museum Family Camp is a family fun experience exploring the watershed, animals and solitude of Sagehen Meadows. The weekend overnight adventure includes science explorations, arts, musical entertainment and home-cooked meals under the stars!

Family Camp is held each year at Sagehen Creek, UC Berkeley’s field station where researchers are stationed to study the unique natural science that is found in the area.

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Keep Tahoe Blue Community Weed Pull in the Tahoe Keys Aug 7

Join the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association for a community weed pull event on August 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Tahoe Keys.

Volunteers will be helping to remove invasive weeds that are threatening Tahoe’s native plant species, wildlife habitat, and the surrounding watershed. As a participant, you will learn about invasive weeds, how to properly remove them, and how to plant a Tahoe friendly landscape.

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Guilty Pleasures: A Show about Life in Tahoe at Valhalla Aug 5

In this time of change, Tahoe needs new hope. That hope is “Guilty Pleasures,” the fast-paced comic musical that reminds us how to be a local.

For an unprecedented 6th time, David Hamilton and Mark D. Williams , music instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, present this hilarious, original show about life in Tahoe performed by a local cast of characters (and do we mean characters…) at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Sunday, August 5, at 2:30 pm. read more →

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LTCC Intensive Spanish Summer Institute Aug 6-10

MissionIf you’ve been lost in translation on your own turf or abroad, here’s your chance to learn Spanish without leaving Tahoe and earn school units.

For one week only in August, the Lake Tahoe Community College campus transforms into a Mexican pueblo, offering students an immersion into the Spanish language and culture.  The LTCC Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) takes place August 6-10, 2012.

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Galena Creek Living History Day Aug 11

Did you know that the historic town of Galena was once a bustling town, complete with a general store, bakery, school, sawmills and of course, saloons? In 1860, Andrew J. and R.S. Hatch staked a mining claim in the area, which soon proved to be a bust. They turned to lumber, attracting at one time over 300 residents to the town. At its height, Galena boasted over a dozen sawmills.  How did Galena impact Lake Tahoe? Find out on August 11.

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“Dance in the Park” with Tahoe Youth Ballet Aug 16

Tahoe Youth Ballet will present a special evening at Sugar Pine Point State Park, hailed as one of last summer’s best cultural events.

“Dance in the Park” takes place on Thursday, August 16th, at 5:30pm at Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.

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Hotel California performed by Don Felder of The Eagles Aug 17

The final performance in the Star Sessions summer concert series at Northstar California Resort on Friday, August 17 will feature Don Felder, originator and co-writer of the popular song “Hotel California,” and former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time.

Songs in his set list will include “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “One of These Nights,” and “Heartache Tonight,” among others.

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Cooper’s Tahoe Paddle Battle Aug 19

Join Enviro-Rents At Lake Tahoe on Sunday, August 19th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to help in the battle against children’s cancer during Cooper’s Tahoe Paddle Battle.

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32nd Requiem for John Lennon…from Bach to Rock Aug 20

Drag out your beads, bell-bottoms, and tie-dyed tank tops for the 32nd anniversary of the Requiem for John Lennon performed by TOCCATA (Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus) on Monday, August 20th at Sand Harbor State Park at 7:30pm.

Join Maestro James Rawie and Friends, a soft rock band, and the singers of the TOCCATA chorus to belt out “Yesterday” and “Imagine” as you dance down memory lane and relive music by the Beatles in a “Classical Requiem” format interspersed with five centuries of Mozart, madrigals, motets, and folk-rock music.

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