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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

The North Face Masters of Snowboarding February 13-17

The North Face Masters of Snowboarding presented by PrimaLoft will take place February 13-17, 2013 at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

The event will feature top big mountain snowboard competitors battling for The North Face Masters of Snowboarding champion title, $15,000 in prize money and a chance to advance to the 2014 SWATCH Freeride World Tour by The North Face.

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Free Snow Detectives Family Snowshoe Hike Feb 23

At first glance, the winter landscape looks barren and silent. But, if you know where to look and what to look for, the well trained eye can see signs of animal life and activity all around us.

Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science and the Tahoe Rim Trail for February 23rd, 10am-1pm  for the Snow Detectives family snowshoe trek at Tahoe Meadows. read more →

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Third Annual Vegan Valentine’s Dinner at Reno’s Scampi Feb 17

Vegan Valentine DinnerThe chosen venue for the region’s Third Annual Gourmet Vegan Valentine’s Dinner hosted by Reno Vegans and High Sierra Veggies & Vegans is Reno’s newest Italian restaurant, Scampi. Previously sold out events were held at the Crest Café in Tahoe City and Fredrick’s Fusion Bistro in Incline Village.

The five-course, gourmet menu will be made without animal products or by-products and is inspired by seasonal, fresh ingredients. The evening will begin with cocktails, socializing and live music.  The dinner is Sunday, February 17th at 5:00 p.m. read more →

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New York Times Bestseller Helen Simonson via Skype at Library Feb 20

Author, Helen Simonson, writer of the New York Times Bestseller, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, will meet with the Friends of the Library Book Club on Wednesday, February 20th at 3 PM via Skype.

Ms. Simonson’s book has been highly reviewed, “In the noisy world of today it is a delight to find a novel that dares to assert itself quietly with the lovely rhythm of Helen Simonson’s funny, comforting and intelligent debut…”

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No Show Oscar Party TAP Fundraiser Feb 24

taplogo2.JPGAnd the winner is…local kids!

Don’t miss the Tahoe Arts Project’s No Show fundraiser Oscar Party on February 24, 2013 at the time and place of your choice.  TAP invites all of us to donate the money we would have spent to attend their annual event instead – with no pressure to perform.

Very creative TAP!

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Meditation Workshop and Presentation by Dr. Clifford Saron March 11

terc meditation workshopThe idea that meditation is good for you is certainly not new, but scientists are still trying to figure out why meditating reliably improves mental and physical health. How does training in the practice of meditation affect cognition, behavior, and physiology? Learn more at the Meditation Workshop & Neuroscience Research About the Positive Effects of Meditation by Dr. Clifford Saron on March 11, 2013.

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Freeskiing World Tour at Kirkwood Feb 27-March 3

Don’t miss what has arguably become one of the biggest events of the year to take place at Kirkwood.  Entering its 16th season at Kirkwood, the North American Freeskiing World Tour brings some of the nation’s best big mountain skiers to take on the permanently closed terrain of The Cirque which is open only twice each year for this event and its counterpart The North Face Masters.

Kirkwood skier Josh “Baby J” Daiek will compete at his home mountain, and host his fellow skiers February 27 through March 3, 2013.

Currently Baby is on the top, so come on out and cheer him on.  Go Big Baby J!

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Elevated Fitness is First Carbon-neutral Gym in the U.S.

Elevated Fitness in South Lake Tahoe, California, creates electricity through human power. From their spin bikes to their water-rowers, all of Elevated Fitness’ cardio equipment use small generators and inverters that capture the human energy and convert it to usable electricity that is delivered back to the grid. Because they generate more power than they consume, Elevated Fitness becomes only the third carbon-neutral gym on the entire planet, and the only one in the United States.

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer Lift Tickets for a Good Cause Feb 3-8, 2013

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are showing their community support by providing lift tickets to five local non-profit organizations to sell at a discount.  Skiers and riders can show their goodwill by purchasing an affordable lift ticket from one of the five local non-profits of their choice including Arts for the Schools, KidsZone Museum, Sierra Senior Services, Sierra Avalanche Center and Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. The tickets are valid Sunday through Friday, February 3-8, 2013.

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Mountain Safety Tips for Tahoe Skiers by Gary Bell of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works

Well where is it? What happened to that sick Tahoe winter? Everyone kept saying “Oh it will come, don’t worry, it will snow.” Even that Spoke Junkie dude in November said, “Just wait, once it starts you will never forget it!” Right, we won’t forget this winter. Oh, I know, Miracle March three hundred inches, and then Marvelous May. Yeah right. I’m not going to say it’s over or anything like that, but as I write this, it sure feels like spring out there.

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Help Christmas Cheer and Bread & Broth with Tahoe Chamber Jan 10

Please help the South Lake Tahoe Chamber and businesses to support Christmas Cheer and St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth by bringing canned and non-perishable food items to the the Riva Grill on January 10th, from 5:30-8:30pm

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Lake Tahoe’s Underwater, a disturbing new world

The underwater world of Lake Tahoe is disturbingly full of strange, new life. And it’s not good news according to Alpengroup’s founder Phil Caterino.

But there is a solution!

Everyone can help by inspecting and decontaminating their watercraft, gear and fishing gear before you enter any waters in the Lake Tahoe basin.  We’re all in this boat together.

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Kids Winter Break Adventure Workshops at LTCC Jan 3 and 4

Children can stay active and engaged this winter break with two-day indoor workshops combining art with indoor sports January 3 and 4, 2013 at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

Taught by local experts and parents like Gina shown here, kids will have the opportunity to experience fine art  in a variety of media, including painting, oil pastel, printmaking and mask making. The Indoor Sports Workshop includes instruction and play time in basketball, soccer, volleyball and kickball. read more →

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Cheryl Strayed of WILD at Squaw Jan 13

New York Times #1 best selling author, Cheryl Strayed, chronicles the impetus and discoveries on an 1,100 mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail on January 13 at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn.

Cheryl Strayed comes to speak about her book, Wild, an award-winning memoir of her eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. read more →

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Tahoe Adaptive Competition Center Fundraiser Jan 12

Head to the Divided Sky for the Tahoe Adaptive Competition Center on Saturday January 12 at 8pm with music by the Sierra Drifters, raffles, Burton gear, local business donations, TACC merchandise and more!

Donations and cover charge at the door gets you in to help raise money for TACC.

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Mojitos and Sunsets at Brooks’ Bar & Deck

MojitoGolf Digest called it one of the “Best 19th Holes in America”.  We call it one of the hottest local bars and restaurants located at Stateline in South Lake Tahoe.

Starting May 4th, Brooks’ Bar & Deck located right off Edgewood Tahoe’s picturesque 18th hole is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Gregg Allman at Harrahs Jan 19

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active and thriving Allman Brothers Band, and a critically acclaimed solo talent.  Gregg, the legend, will perform at Harrah’s South Shore Room on January 19th starting at 7:30 pm.

Next, you don’t want to miss  Foghat!  Go big Tahoe.

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Feminist Collection on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade at LTCC Jan 25

Meyers publisher Bona Fide Books is pleased to announce the publication of “Get Out of My Crotch! Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health,” to be released by its new imprint Cherry Bomb Books.

A reading will be held as part of the Lake Tahoe Writers’ Series on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College.

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Happy New Year by Sharon Freewoman and New Moon Ceremony Jan 11

Yes, we are still here, in mostly one piece, for this moment and many more to come.Though this time will eventually fade away in our memories, the subtle shifts that have been taking place will continue to bring a lighter world to live in for future generations. 2013 is also the Universal Year of “6”.  We, as a collective of human consciousness, must now work towards bringing that new wave of light to fruition as we move into the”Galactic Spring”.

A New Year New Moon Ceremony will be held on Friday, January 11th at 7 pm at Thomas Clarke Chiropractic, 10880 Brockway Road in Truckee. Bring water to drink, wear warm and comfy clothes, and if you have a rattle or drum bring that too!   read more →

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