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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

A History of Skiing with Martin Hollay March 9

Martin-HollayIf you saw his presentation about the art of glove making last May, you don’t want to miss Martin Hollay at the South Lake Tahoe Museum on March 9, 2013.

Martin will share his tales of learning to ski in Budapest on barrel staves with broom stick poles, joining the Norwegian Ski Club from Los Angeles, his involvement with the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, a lifetime friendship with Olympian Alpine ski racer Stein Eriksen, and finally, his illustrious career at Heavenly Ski Resort. At a robust age of 92, if you’re lucky, you just might meet Martin swooshing past you on the slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort. read more →

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The Use of Icons of American History in Modern America at Sierra College March 8

honda-presidents-dayWere the Founding Fathers liberal or conservative, Christian or non-Christian? Was there a grand moral cause behind the Civil War or was there truth in the pro-Confederate portrayals which have shaped recent history? Learn more with history instructor Taylor Tiraterra on Friday, March 8 at Sierra College.

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Heart ART at North Tahoe Arts Feb 1-March 11

Local art with heart will be on display at the North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City February 1 through March 11, 2013.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, February 8th from 5-7pm.

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Deeper Meaning Art Show at Sierra College Feb 4-March 24

From painting, drawing and printmaking to life sized figurative papier mache sculpture, the Deeper Meaning art show is an eclectic mix of multi media 2 and 3D works by local artist Alison Lee and “used to be local” artist Sheri Howe.

The art work will be on display at Sierra College in Truckee from February 4 – March 24, 2013, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. read more →

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Girls on the Run–LUNAFest Film, Food and Wine March 9

LUNAFEST has a legacy of featuring notable and up-and-coming women filmmakers.   Girls on the Run – Sierra has a legacy of nurturing preteen girls in Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

In 2013 Squaw Valley will host the LUNAFest Film, Food, and Wine on Saturday March 9 as part of the North Lake Tahoe SnowFest.

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Around the World in 80 Days at Lake Tahoe Community College March 15-23

LTCC Presents Around the World in 80 DaysStampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains fill the Duke Theatre stage as the Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre Arts Department presents the hit comedy adventure, “Around the World in 80 Days,” by Mark Brown, adapted from the popular novel by Jules Verne.

Performances are March 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees on March 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m.

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21st Annual Snow Gods Ball March 10

Join the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol team for the 21st annual Snow Gods Ball in Bar One on March 10, 2012 with live music by Mama’s Cookin’ and DJ’s Rad Habbit and Rundown. Doors open at 8pm, with music at 9pm. Save $5 and get your tickets at Ski Patrol Base or call 530-452-7260, toll free at 800-403-0206. Tickets are $15 for advance purchase and $20 at the door. Come help support a great cause and get entered into a huge raffle.

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Sierra’s Pot O’ Gold March 17

Sierra-at-Tahoe Pot of GoldTop of the mornin’ to all ye skiers and riders! Feelin’ lucky?  Then head to Sierra-at-Tahoe on March 17, 2013 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm to test your luck and follow the end of the rainbow.

Follow Sierra on Twitter and Facebook on St Patty’s Day to find pots of gold with prizes galore, hidden ’round the mountain by the Sierra Leperchaun! Sierra will tweet clues throughout the day, to guide you on your way to gold.

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Swing with the Tahoe Dance Band March 22

Yes, Tahoe has style. You just have to look under the kayaks, skis, hiking boots and bikes to discover it.

Our very own 17 piece big band based in South Lake Tahoe that plays swing, Latin and a variety of big band songs is raising the roof at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center on Friday, March 22, 2013.

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SnowFest! Arctic Paddle March 10

Of course. Leave it to a bunch of locals on this one.

To mark SnowFest! in true Tahoe fashion, local paddlers are holding a stand up paddle race on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Brave the cold, experience the magic.

To accommodate dual leisure athletes, the race is only a 2 mile sprint race starting at 11am.  Perfect for warming up to go skiing in the afternoon.

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Mt. Rose Chutes Challenge-Stake Your Claim March 16

Stake Your Claim Tahoe CultureTest your big mountain riding in the legendary Chutes at Mt. Rose on Saturday, March 16, 2013 during the Stake Your Claim amateur free-skiing competition sponsored by Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Best of Broadway! Truckee High School’s Drama Club May 10-18

Rehearsal_Photo_credit_Aldana_FernandezColorful costumes, resounding voices and contagious songs will soon fill the Truckee High School theater as the hard work of 30 students comes to fruition on May 10, the opening night of “Best of Broadway!,” a compilation of songs and dances from great Broadway hits including Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hair, Mama Mia, Rent, Spring Awakening and other favorites. read more →

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Local Romance Author at Apres Wine Feb 28

Saylor StormShe is launching her third romantic suspense novel, Double Down, Après Wine Company on Thursday, February 28 from 6-9pm.  Meet Saylor Storm, twenty-eight year resident of Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Full Moon Snowshoe Tour March 27

Enjoy a full moon snowshoe trek on March 27 and April 25, 2013 through a peaceful, wintery forest with Tahoe Adventure Company’s professional, knowledgeable guides who will discuss Natural History and Astronomy topics as well as fascinating facts about our moon.

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Pints For Paws Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Cork and More March 21

Cork and More Corned Beef SlidersWhat could be better than a glass of Ruhstaller and Corned Beef Sliders? How about benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center and Heavenly Ski Patrol?

Get your tickets now for the “Pints For Paws Beer Tasting” fundraiser on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7 PM at The Cork & More, our favorite gourmet and gift shop celebrating 35 years in business.  read more →

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The Story of Tahoe at Explore Tahoe daily 2pm

Explore the rich history of Lake Tahoe in a wonderful visual adventure, every day at 2pm at Explore Tahoe at the Heavenly Village.

This South Lake Tahoe event is free.

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Top 10 Nutrition and Exercise Tips at TERC March 5

More Alive Now Cultured FoodsHow often do you stop and reflect about your eating regimes? Do they foster your athletic goals? Are you ready to mix up your routine in activity and nutrition? Join Registered Dietitian Jill Whisler and Exercise Physiologist Wendy Buchanan for the top ten nutrition and exercise tips for peak performance and health on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.  read more →

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Free Snowshoe Hike at Van Sickle State Park Feb 2

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail and Explore Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe for a free 3-mile moderate, snowshoe hike through the new Van Sickle Bi-State Park on Saturday, February 2nd from 10am-1pm.

Meet at the Heavenly Village Parking Garage at 10am.   You must bring your own snowshoes.  Don’t have any, head to Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.  Gary will you set you up right.

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Memoirist and Adventure Writer Tracy Ross at LTCC Feb 7

The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series will host Tracy Ross, the author of the memoir The Source of All Things, on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aspen Room.  Join Tracy for a reading, discussion, and book signing. The event is free and books will be available for purchase.

Tracy is an award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Backpacker Magazine. Her essay “The Source of All Things” won the National Magazine Award in 2009 and has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Magazine Writing. read more →

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John Chevallier, Tahoe Mountain-Billy performs Tahoe Biltmore Feb 1

John ChevallierYou’ve seen him on local TV or in the backcountry skiing and hiking, but did you know he is a rock and roll star?

Meet John Chevallier, and hear him play at the Tahoe Biltmore on Feb 1, 2013 from 9pm to 1am. Hey John, that’s late for a ski day.

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Carve Tahoe at Northstar Feb 8 – 13

Prestigious snow carvers from around the world will call North Lake Tahoe home February 8-12, 2013 for the region’s first-ever Carve Tahoe competition, with the judging take place February 13, 2013 at Northstar.

The weeklong international snow sculpture contest is specifically geared for spectators who will view firsthand 20-ton blocks of pure snow shaped and carved into breathtaking masterpieces. The competing teams are the best of the best – selected from the event’s top applicants and representing more than 20 countries. read more →

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2nd Annual Nachtspektakel at Squaw Feb 9

A Nachtspektakel (say-knocked-shpeck-tockle) is a traditional European-style ski event that builds community through the sport of ski touring. A cultural norm in Europe, Night Spectaculars are new ways to combine skiing, beer and food that have started to catch on in the U.S. including Tahoe.

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual NACHTSPEKTAKEL will take place on Saturday, February 9th, at Squaw Valley at 3pm sharp. read more →

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Weather and Climate of Western Nevada at Galena Creek Visitor Center Feb 10

Every year we wait with anticipation to see if the groundhog will emerge from his hole to find a cloudy day, signifying the end of winter, or if he will come out to a sunny day, see his shadow, and retreat back into his burrow. But surely the groundhog has other things to think about.

To give him a break, John Farley, retired aerospace engineer, will be conducting an on-trail presentation and discussion about Western Nevada’s microclimates and weather on February 10, 2013 from 10 am to noon.

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