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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller #10: TAHOE TRAP by Todd Borg

TAHOE TRAP is about a 10-year-old illegal, Mexican, immigrant boy named Paco Ipar. When Paco’s foster mother is murdered, he is left homeless, and, because he doesn’t speak Spanish, without even a country he can call home.

Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna discovers that two contract killers out of Las Vegas are after Paco. McKenna knows that if he does nothing, the men will keep pursuing the boy. So McKenna plans to set a trap for them using Paco as bait. McKenna’s plan carries a huge risk. If it goes wrong, he will be handing the boy to the killers…

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Lama Choyang Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Teachings Nov 14-19

How do we find our center and  ground?  Lama Choyang will show us how we can work with difficult emotions, and how we access a larger space of openness and acceptance in our lives in Truckee Nov 14 and 19, 2012.

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Step Into The Blue at The Naked Fish Lounge Nov 15

Join the League to Save Lake Tahoe for the 2nd event in the Step Into The Blue series at The Naked Fish Lounge on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00 -10:00 p.m.

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Biking for a Better World takes Bikes to La Bonansa Nov 2012

There’s no stopping them. Squaw Valley residents Jake Spero and Duncan Sisson of Biking for a Better World will take 50 bicycles to outfit each of the young students and provide on-site lessons on safety and maintenance in La Bonansa in November 2012. This latest program is a continuation of the 2007 tour, Alaska to Argentina, when the founders of Biking for a Better World pedaled more than 15,000 miles across two continents to fund the building of the school in La Bonansa, Nicaragua. The school was built and functioning by November 2007, giving the riders the unique opportunity to meet the students and teachers at the school.

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David Schnabel, Drawing Life, 1924 – 2010 at Haldan Art Gallery thru Nov 30

 “Age is no excuse. It’s the challenge that keeps you sharp and impassioned.” Amen.

This pretty much sums up David and his art career on display at the Haldan Art Gallery at the Lake Tahoe Community College through November 30, 2012.

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Guitarist Marten Falk performs at Hope Lutheran Nov 30

Sweden’s Marten Falk is one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists in the world today.

Marten will perform at Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra in South Lake Tahoe on November 30, 2012 at 7 pm, presented by Sierra Nevada Guitar Society.

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Truckee Holiday Events Nov 30-Dec 21

Between November 30 and December 21, you are invited to join in the Holiday festivities and celebrations throughout Truckee.

On November 30, starting at 4:30 p.m. local school kids come downtown to decorate small Christmas trees with handmade ornaments. These small trees are then mounted to the lamp posts along Commercial Row for the holidays.

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Tahoe Nordic Search And Rescue

It sends chills up your spine.

A person lost in a blizzard. Or worse – a child. Luckily we have some of the most experienced and dedicated, hard core rescuers in the Sierra.

Tahoe Nordic Search And Rescue.

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Burning Hearts Exhibit at Truckee Donner Rec Center

What makes your heart sing; your passion burn?

The Truckee Public Arts Commission’s fall exhibit, Burning Hearts, at the TDRPD’s new Rec Center features original art depicting the passion that makes our community thrive.

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Asian Clam Control Project in Emerald Bay starts Oct 17

Tahoe boaters may experience a short delay when entering Emerald Bay due to an Asian clam control project scheduled to begin on October 17 (weather permitting) and the deployment of bottom barriers which will take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

A TRPA boat will be on hand to help direct boat traffic in and out of Emerald Bay during the installation.

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“Run Salmon Run” Community Art Project Auction Oct 20 Montbleu

To creatively raise money for the Tahoe Tallac Association, Valerie Kuda organized the “Run Salmon Run” community art project to capture one of our finest natural wonders – the annual running of Kokanee Salmon up Taylor Creek every fall.

Thirty-five artistically embellished fiberglass Salmon designed by local artists will be featured at the live auction at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa on Oct. 20 from 5-8 pm. emceed by veteran radio personality George Alm of KTHO.

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Tahoe Bears Caught on Film by Jim Stamates

Award-winning local wildlife photographer, Jim Stamates, recently captured a momma bear and her 2 cubs in the moment.

It’s like she knew who to go see for the perfect family album.

Jim’s story:

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Tahoe Rim Trail, 3rd Edition by Tim Hauserman

Tahoe Rim Trail 3rd Edition 2012, is written by local author Tim Hauserman who has hiked the entire trail, every inch. He’s biked the open sections, has volunteered to build trail sections, and is one of the biggest advocates for the TRTA.

He’s one heck of a writer too.

An avid adventurer and explorer, Tim moved to Tahoe when he was two years old, and has since racked up countless miles along the Tahoe Rim Trail.

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s 2013 Calendar Photo Contest

Nice face Jess. Makes me want to get outside and play, like a good dog.

Your dog could be the next cover girl (or boy) of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe 2013 Calendar.

The theme of the calendar is “Rescued dogs of Truckee-Tahoe,” so get your dog out and snap some photos and send them to HSTT before October 15th.

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Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity with Yasmin Sayyed

With commanding style and grace, she paints with brushes dipped in love to help us creatively express ourselves in times of trouble.  She uses art as a healing agent, to help us understand we are not alone, and to help us discover the power in our interconnectedness.

With life as the medium, Yasmin A. Sayyed, Ed.D, local artist, poet, and expressive arts therapist, is offering painting classes unlike any other. Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity, painting instruction for individuals and small groups, take place at Sayyed’s South Shore studio.

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Textile Artist Paula Chung

Aging Iris III by Paula ChungHer gardens inspire much of her art, even in the midst of enchanting Tahoe winter.

With nature as her pattern and fabric her pallet, she creates award-winning, luminous garden quilts in South Lake Tahoe.

Meet Paula Chung, textile artist.

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2011 Winner of Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize: Lexa Hillyer at LTCC Nov 2

How fitting. Melissa was born in New York…

On November 2nd at 7 pm, Bona Fide Books will launch Brooklyn poet Lexa Hillyer’s award-winning collection “Acquainted with the Cold” at a reading at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The event is free and open to the public.

“Acquainted with the Cold” is Hillyer’s first collection, and it won Bona Fide’s 2011 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. The book is concerned with the intersection of nature and city, and takes the reader on an invigorating ode to the seasons.

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Quartet Minus One: Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Oct 31 & Nov 1 at Moody’s

Local music trio, Quartet Minus One, has built their sound on a foundation of ’60s jazz, ‘70s funk, and roots reggae, drawing on music from Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Ernest Ranglin, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Bob Marley and more.

They’ve also crafted a soulful Michael Jackson-Stevie Wonder Tribute Band, “Glove vs. Glasses,” which includes an eclectic mix of musicians and a 3-piece horn section, and male and female vocalists.   This magical battle takes place at Moody’s Oct 31 and Nov 1, from 8pm to 11pm.

Click here to listen to them now.

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Open Water Food Web Dynamics in Lake Tahoe Oct 3

Dr. Dave Beauchamp will share what is known about Lake trout, Kokanee salmon and Mysid shrimp interactions in the open water (pelagic zone) of Lake Tahoe on October 3, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada.

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Impressions in Clay at Sierra College Oct 12

Sierra College ceramics professor, Melanie Frakes, will delve into the slab method during Impressions in Clay on the evening of October 12th as part of the free interactive, educational monthly event series designed for inquisitive adults and teens.

Each participants will design his or her own mug.

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Gretchen Morgenson talks about Greed in America at Squaw Oct 13

Named by weekly magazine The Nation as “The most important financial journalist of her generation,” Morgenson will discuss insights regarding the recent financial crisis gathered from her book, ‘Reckless Endangerment, How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon”on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM at Squaw. read more →

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North Tahoe Green Building Tour Oct 17

Fall Home Tour

On October 6th, the Sierra Green Building Association (SiGBA) is having their much anticipated annual Green Building Tour. This year’s tour features 4 sites, commercial and residential, each with their own unique approach to low-impact design, construction, and occupant lifestyle.

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“Choose Your Adventure” Film Premiere at Squaw Oct 16

Powderwhore Productions, a backcountry ski film company based in Utah, is proud to announce its eighth annual ski movie, called Choose Your Adventure.

The film features an array of characters from salty backcountry veterans to some of the top skiers and snowboarders like Chris Davenport, Seth Wescott and many more. Catch the premiere at Squaw Valley Conference Center on October 16 starting at 7pm. read more →

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The Pink Party fights Breast Cancer Oct 26 at Moody’s

RU a winner at Pink PartyPink is not just for girls.

The 8th Annual Truckee Pink Party Fundraiser coined “The Best Pre-Halloween Costume Party” in town is hosted by Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to raise money for local breast cancer patients. Festivities start at 6:00p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Moody’s Bistro in Old Town Truckee.

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Tahoe Arts Project starts 26th Season with Presidio Brass Oct 5

Tahoe Arts Project kicks off their 26th season with the highly acclaimed brass quintet Presidio Brass performing on Friday, October 5 at the South Tahoe High School Theater at 7:00 pm.

With a unique and exciting repertoire, Presidio Brass is committed to providing engaging and educational musical programs for the next generation – and some of our local kids will be performing on stage with them! read more →

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LTCC Musical Performance to Buy New Piano Oct 6

The Lake Tahoe Community College music department is offering a performance of the greatest hits of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Duke Theatre to raise money for a concert grand piano.

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Turning Your Trips into Tales: The Art of Travel Writing with Suzanne Roberts Oct 11

 “Writing helps me make sense of the world…I see writing as a way to figure out how I feel about things.”

Join award-winning author Suzanne Roberts at Bona Fide Books for a one-night travel writing workshop on October 11th. The basics of writing travel and adventure essays, including crafting your work for an audience, basic revision strategies, and publishing opportunities are discussed.

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Wildlife Photographer Jim Stamates hosts Photo Walk at Taylor Creek Oct 13

Stamates Life Goes OnLocal wildlife photographer Jim Stamates will be tour guide for the free Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 13th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Taylor Creek.

Of course he’ll lead his fellow photographers here. It’s one of his favorite places to capture the Kokanee Salmon spawning and our local bears.

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Tahoe Blues by Bona Fide Books

Fifty-six writers met the challenge to create a compelling story about our lives at the lake captured in Bona Fide Books latest release, Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life.

Bona Fide Books has collected 60 short works of flash fiction and true tales, polished like glacial granite to reveal the depths of the lake we love. Each piece is no more than five-hundred words—like the pea-sized gold nugget sifted out of the Upper Truckee, tiny but priceless. Short enough to be read on the lift or in line for a latte, Tahoe Blues offers instant clarity into the Lake of the Sky.

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Inspiring Mountain Films come to South Shore Oct 20

A metaphor for our lives, this collection of films are all about mountains: mountain sports, mountain cultures, mountain issues.  Like other world wide mountain communities, Tahoe’s range and the surrounding Sierra Nevada shape our priorities, inspiring a different way of life.

Sierra-at-Tahoe invites you to get inspired and celebrate our mountain culture at the Mountain Film Festival on October 20, 2012 at MontBleu.

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“Six Million Steps: An Inward Journey” Film showing at Lake of the Sky Outfitters Oct 25

“Six Million Steps: An Inward Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail” is a documentary film that chronicles the lives of hikers during their adventure along 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Each year, 300-400 “thru-hikers” attempt to hike border to border, and, in doing so, experience pain, hunger, elation, loneliness, regret and fear.

Join your fellow mountaineers at Lake of the Sky Outfitters in South Lake Tahoe on October 25th at 7pm to watch the film, along with refreshments, and a free raffle.

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A World of Culture by South Shore Photographer Dirk Yuricich

Yuricich Eiffel TowerVikingsholm Castle. Ehrman Mansion. Thunderbird Lodge. Watson’s Cabin. Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower? In Lake Tahoe?

You bet.

Just ask Dirk Yuricich, South Shore photographer and world traveler.

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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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