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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Tahoe Rim Tour January 27

These people are fit. Super fit. Ski skaters.

Even if you snowshoe you can enter the Tahoe Rim Tour on January 27, 2013 a point to point 26 kilometer race from North Tahoe High School in Tahoe City to the Cross Country Center at Northstar at Tahoe. This is a fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Education Association’s Junior Ski Programs.

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“Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart” with Christopher Old Feb 8

Sierra College Insights presents “Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of Smart” with Christopher Old at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Emotional Intelligence (EI), the ability to recognize and control emotions, is a characteristic that affects our ability to succeed in all areas of life including personal relationships as well as in our career or at school.

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ARkStorm Impacts at Tahoe at TERC Jan 31

Flooding in all quarters. Decades worth of erosion in a few weeks. Devastating landslides and avalanches. Hurricane force winds and tree falls. Road, power, and business outages. And then the real impacts to Lake and ecosystems begin…

It sounds like the script to an apocalyptic movie, but the ARkStorm scenario described by USGS hazards experts could really happen.  Learn more about ARkStorm Impacts at Lake Tahoe with Dale Cox and Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences starting at 6 p.m. on January 31. read more →

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Did you know…We have One of the ‘Greenest’ Buildings in the World?

That’s right.

Located in Incline Village, the U.C. Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building has received a Platinum LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

What a perfect tribute to our preservation efforts.

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North Tahoe Art Center

It’s definitely worth a visit.

Inconspicuously located inside the Tahoe Community Center in Tahoe City is an impressive collection of local art. It’s the North Tahoe Art Center. read more →

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Live Sculpting with Bronze artist June Towill Brown Dec 26 and 27

Wyland Gallery in South Lake Tahoe will host an Artist’s Reception and live sculpting demonstration by international bronze artist June Towill Brown on December 26 and 27 from 2:00 p.m.– 6:00 pm.

Well-known for her work on the new International Gateway to Lake Tahoe, Brown will be creating her new Bear Series which is a spin-off of the life-size showcase Brown Bear that sits within the new Gateway. Some of her more popular Limited Edition sculptures will be on display. In addition, the Gallery will unveil June Towill Brown’s newest artistry with a selection of her new sterling silver Equine Jewelry Collection.

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Pet Pantry

Help support local homeless dogs and cats this holiday season by supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry program.

The economy continues to affect dogs, cats and people, forcing some families to give up their beloved pets for financial reasons. HSTT wants to help keep our furry friends in their homes through its Pet Pantry program. “Give what you can, take what you need,” this program collects pet food and distributes it to needy families and their pets in the Truckee-Tahoe area. read more →

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Geoff Clarke, Sustainable Mountaineer

His obsession with backcountry skiing and adventure all started at age eight. He’d hike up Hobbit Hill in South Lake Tahoe with his dog, Sugar, and ski down.

As the adventures have grown longer and more challenging since chasing Sugar four decades ago, he’s still charging.

Meet Geoff Clarke; mountaineer, backcountry guide, photographer and green builder.

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Art Lessons with Shelley Hocknell Zentner

Paint with a local pro who can help transform your hobby into fine art.  From pencil sketches to watercolors, Shelley Hocknell Zentner can help you brush up on your skills, refine your technique, and help you finish that masterpiece.

Join Shelley on one of her popular one-on-one guided plein air painting lessons in the woods, along the Truckee River or at the beach where she’ll introduce you to her favorite subjects including still life, human form, portraiture, and landscape.

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Green Holidays Presentation Dec 12 at LTCC

Please join Rose on Wednesday, December 12th from 6pm to 8pm for a hands on presentation to create a more sustainable holiday.  The interactive presentation will cover a variety of topics related to how to, and why we can make a positive impact on our local communities.
This event will cover definitions related to sustainability, how conventional consumerism impacts people, economies and communities, how to “Green” our holidays, travel, resourcing and more.
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Gift Wrapping Party to Support the South Lake Tahoe Library Dec 15

The South Lake Tahoe Library is offering gift wrapping for a small fee on December 15th from 1pm to 4pm to raise money. The Friends of the Library will wrap your gift for just $2 per gift.  Priceless!

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library and are used to support the library located at 1000 Rufus Allen in South Lake Tahoe.

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Art & Energy Unite at the Bridge with Sharon

Once you meet Sharon Freewoman you’ll never forget her.

A North Lake Tahoe local for 33 years, Sharon has made The Rainbow Bridge a favorite place to find locally made products and art.

Sharon has been a leading purveyor of community for our mountain town through her guiding wisdom and open heart.

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“Parallel Journeys: A memoir of a father and daughter’s life apart”

Father and Child parallel journeys“A con man betrayed me. A thief stole my childhood dreams. An alcoholic paved the road to addiction. Yet if all three were your father, wouldn’t you forgive him? If you were the father, could you ever expect or even accept forgiveness?” poses author Kathy Rem.

After a 33 year separation, an act of kindness and another of guilt gave her the information she sought her whole life; to know where her father was. In their fascinating dual memoir, Parallel Journeys, Ray Goodenough and his daughter, Kathy Rem, have intertwined their individual stories that show the different perspectives of their history together and apart.  This heart rendering book is available here.

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Tahoe Art League Holiday Boutique

Tahoe-Art-League-Holiday-Sale-by-Julie-ZeidTo make your holiday truly festive and shopping carefree, the Tahoe Art League (TAL) has opened a Christmas Boutique overflowing with unique holiday gifts featuring fine art and crafts made by local artists.

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Night of Sacrifice to Ullr December 1 at Lakeside Inn

Locals and visitors are thanking the Scandinavian god of skiing, Ullr, for an epic 2012-2013 winter season by holding a toy drive for kids.

“A Night of Sacrifice to Ullr, Norse God of Winter” takes place December 1st at the Lakeside Inn and Casino starting at 10pm.

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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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