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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Learn to Ski or Board for $30 Dec 8 and 9

Now, there’s no excuse not to learn to ski or snowboard.  Tickets, lessons and gear for $30.

Does it get any better?

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Two Million Reasons and The Manaslu Disaster by Greg Hill at Squaw Dec 13

Alpenglow Sports presents Greg Hill in the second installment of their annual Winter Film Series on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at Squaw’s Olympic Village Lodge.

In 2010, Greg Hill attempted his greatest challenge to date; to climb and ski over two million vertical feet in under 365 days. Greg’s slideshow takes us on his journey of strength and determination set in some of the wildest places on earth. Experience summits, struggles and huge descents with Greg as he undertakes his adventure. read more →

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Ann Roos Celtic Harpist

South Lake Tahoe celtic harpist Ann Roos began playing the Celtic Harp in 1983. Her performance career started with Renaissance fairs, and she quickly became a favored soloist for many other types of events.

Her concert performances attract international acclaim—Anne’s music has been featured on United Airlines Inflight Music Service.

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12.12.12 with Sharon Freewoman of Truckee

12.12.12.

Yes, it’s a very special day because we are here, so go out and celebrate one more magical day in Tahoe. That’s what it’s all about.

And, when you have time, have a reading with Sharon Freewoman and learn more about her organic farm at the “Shire.” read more →

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Santa’s Fire Truck in South Lake Tahoe

Forget Dancer and Prancer.

Santa Claus is making the rounds in South Lake Tahoe on a Fire Engine!

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Holiday Open House at Dirk Yuricich Photography Dec 15-16

Join Dirk and Lisa for a Holiday Open House at their Gallery at the Ski Run Marina in South Lake Tahoe, California on December 15 and 16, 2012, Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and some holiday treats surrounded by Dirk’s famous images of Lake Tahoe and international destinations. read more →

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NV Writers Hall of Famer: Joanne Meschery of Truckee

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame author Joanne Meschery of Truckee was born in Gorman, Texas; spent her early childhood years in Boston, moved with her family to Modesto, California; and went to high school in Fallon, Nevada.

She is the author of three novels: In a High Place (1981); A Gentleman’s Guide to the Frontier (1990), which was nominated for a Pen/Faulkner Award; and Home and Away (1994), recently reprinted by the University of California Press as part of its California Writers Series.

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Acquainted with the Cold by Lexa Hillyer On Sale at Bona Fide Books

Restless and exhilarating, Lexa Hillyer’s inaugural collection spins headlong into a rush of sound and image, revealing the possibilities hidden beneath a thin layer of ice or snow. Acquainted with the Cold, winner of the 2011 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, begins with a seduction and ends with a call: “Barred owl, I’m ready./Convince me of eternity.” Through her poems, Hillyer invites the reader to live more fully, to delve into the wild possibilities open to us all.

Order online today at Bona Fide Books.

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2012 Blue Ribbon Award Winners Announced

Congratulations Rob!

With more than 160 nominations received, everyone is a winner. The standouts in eight categories received a 2012 Blue Ribbon Award.

South Shore definitely shines with a nice blend of new and established businesses who provide positive experiences for locals and visitors and acknowledge our creative mountain culture. Hip Hip Hooray!

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Buddy Werner Youth Ski League at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Since 1979 adult volunteers have been teaching young skiers side by side through the Buddy Werner Youth Ski League.

Besides being loads of fun, it’s a great way to get your parents out on the slopes every Sunday at Sierra-at-Tahoe.  Many of the adult volunteers today were graduates of Buddy Werner themselves, so they understand how much fun it is.

Skiers will meet every Sunday from December 11,2012 through March 25, 2013 from 8 AM to 3 PM, but if demand warrants, a Saturday program may be available.

Grab your parents and go!

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Silk Paintings by Addie Chernus: A One Woman Show Nov 9-11

She loves the luscious feel of silk, and uses it as her exclusive canvas for her paintings, wall hangings, and silk art clothing.

Addie Chernus will demonstrate her colorful techniques for painting on silk, and discuss several of her paintings during her “One Woman Show” on Nov 9 (3-7pm), Nov 10 (2-6 pm) and Nov 11 (12-4pm) at Wyland Galleries located at 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  It’s free and refreshments will be served.

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Acceptance of Transition by Cathy McClelland selected as TAMC Sticker #6

“Acceptance of Transition” painted by North Lake Tahoe artist Cathy McClelland, is the image featured on the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture collectible sticker #6.

Cathy’s depiction of a Tahoe bear standing in an aspen grove of cascading leaves is playfully symbolic of our shared acceptance of this magical season of change with our bears and wildlife.  The painting speaks to the healing power of Bear, and the peace that comes from acceptance.

Only 1,000 of the collectible stickers are available at shops listed here. read more →

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TAP presents Missoula Children’s Theater Auditions for The Secret Garden Nov 13

Tahoe Arts Project will be holding auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Secret Garden on Tuesday, November 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the South Tahoe Middle School Multi -Purpose Room.

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The Ski Bum Life by Gary Bell

Someone asked me the other day if I was a ski bum.

This was a question that had me standing there going, “huh well uh.”

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Victorian Ladies, Their Manners and Morals Nov 13 at Camp Richardson

On Tuesday, November 13th, the Lake Tahoe Historical Society will present Paulette Grune who will give a costumed presentation of “Victorian Ladies, Their Manners and Morals,” at 7pm in the Lodge at Camp Richardson. No charge – all are welcome!

It’s free and refreshments will be served.

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South Lake Tahoe Chiropractor is Working for Food thru November 17

Dr. Joshua Welch of Safe Haven Chiropractic is conducting a food drive to help the South Lake Tahoe community.

Now through November 17th, Dr. Josh is exchanging chiropractic care for 5 non-perishable food items for local charity. Current, new or reactivating patients and families will receive a chiropractic adjustment for their donation.

Dr. Josh believes giving from the heart without expecting anything in return, is what creates a strong community. read more →
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Tall Treez Film Festival with Jamie Anderson Nov 16

Tall Treez, a South Lake Tahoe snowboard and film company, is teaming up with Lake Tahoe snowboarder Jamie Anderson to host its 3rd Annual Film Festival on Nov. 16 at the Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. for just $12.

Jamie and Tall Treez are having a jacket drive to give to under-privileged kids in Tahoe. Bring your slightly used jackets, and you will receive 2 FREE Raffle tickets for a chance to win TONS of new gear. read more →

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Meteorite Over the Sierra Nov 1 at TERC

Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, estimated the mass of the incoming object of around 70 metric tons. Holy Batman!

The minivan-sized meteorite that broke up over the Sierra on Sunday, April 22, 2012 was not just any old space rock. It was one of the rarest types of meteorites to fall to Earth — a carbonaceous chondrite, the earliest solid material to form in our Solar System more than four and a half billion years ago, before the planets, including the Earth, formed.

Learn more during the Meteorite Fragments Provide View into the Earliest History of the Solar System on November 1, 2012 with Dr. Lin, UC Davis Geology Department.  $5 donation only.

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Legend of Aahhh’s Film Debut Nov 2 at Squaw

Many old school skiers remark that this film changed their lives as they watched Scot ski the steep and deep on skinny skis with power and grace.

Filmmaker Greg Stump, who revolutionized the genre of ski films with “Blizzard of Aahhhs,” brings his new semi-autobiographical film “Legend of Aahhhs’ to Squaw Valley on November 2. Preceding the showing of the movie, Stump will join legendary skier Scot Schmidt, and current freeskier phenom Timmy Dutton for a panel discussion moderated by Squallywood author, pro skier and sports psychiatrist, Dr. Robb Gaffney. read more →

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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time Nov 8 at Sierra Nevada College

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”, will air at Sierra Nevada College on November 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today.

Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.  Admission is free. read more →

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Arts For the Schools presents Lula Washington Dance Theater Nov 9

Continuing to bring world class dance performances to Truckee and Lake Tahoe that lets local children interact with the performers, Arts For the Schools will  present the Lula Washington Dance Theater on November 9th at 6pm at the Cal Neva.

The opening piece will be performed by InnerRhythms Dance Theater.

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