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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Disney Dazzle by Tahoe Choir at Lake Tahoe Community College May 3

Sing along with the Tahoe Choir while they perform the beloved songs of Disney at the Lake Tahoe Community College on May 3, 2013 at 7pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2pm and MontBleu.

One gentleman in the choir is 94 and claims it’s the singing that keeps him young.  This is their 42nd anniversary, so come and sing your heart out for health! read more →

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Sammy Hagar at Harrah’s May 3 and 4

He’s in a league of his own. Sammy Hagar has earned gold records as a member of three different bands and as a solo artist. There is no other voice who can equal that.

Hagar will be rock and rolling at Harrah’s on May 3 and May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm. Remember When’s It’s Love?

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Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival May 3

On May 3rd…the Family Resource Center will host a night of fun, food, and culture for the entire family at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Fundraiser at Heavenly Ski Resort’s California Lodge from 5pm to 9pm.

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Edgewood Tahoe Local’s Day Drawing due May 4

You’ve been waiting for this all winter. The Edgewood Tahoe Local’s Day Drawing comes to a close on May 3, 2013 at midnight.

Edgewood’s annual Locals Day will be Tuesday, May 7th and during select tee times on Wednesday, May 8th.

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Annual Booster Golf Tournament at Edgewood May 4 and 5

What a great excuse to play golf.

On May 4 and 5, 2013 you can help South Lake Tahoe and Whittell High School students by playing golf at Edgewood Golf Course.

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Author of “Farewell to Manzanar” at the SLT Library May 14

Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonJeanne Wakatsuki Houston, award-winning author of “Farewell to Manzanar”, will speak at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Tuesday, May 14th at 5pm.

Houston will tell us about how the story of her family’s life, in an internment camp, became a cautionary tale about civil rights violations. read more →

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Truckee Home and Building Show & Sierra Recreation Expo May 25-26

For almost two decades, the Truckee Home and Building Show has been the place to learn about green building practices that fit in Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada.  The show has been expanded to include the Sierra Recreation Expo.

Now you can find everything you need to build or remodel your mountain home and explore the vast array of recreational opportunities available at Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the surrounding High Sierra.

Check out all the buzz May 25-26, 2013. read more →

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Arts Day of Giving April 29 at Apres Wine Co

High Sierra Summer by Bonita PaulisOn April 29, 2013, GiveLocalNow in partnership with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and For Arts’ Sake, will host the first ever 24 hour online giving challenge to support the arts in our region.

Check out the South Tahoe Art scene and join the buzz at Après Wine Company to donate in person from 4pm to 7pm. All donors will be entered into a raffle for an Après Wine Tasting for 4, jewelry, gifts and more! Local artist Bonita Paulis will be exhibiting her work and the Tahoe Art League Gallery next door to Après will have an open house to showcase other area artists. read more →

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CHARITYSMITH gets High Fived

Jill_Dobbs_of_Charity_Smith_accepting_Contribution_from_Roy_Tuscany_High_Fives_Foundation_smallThe High Fives Foundation recently hosted the Ninth Annual Squaw Valley Prom which successfully raised $35,000 in ticket sales, and which garnered a $13,000 donation from event proceeds presented to co-host nonprofit organization CHARITYSMITH.

CHARITYSMITH served as the original host of the Squaw Valley Prom, however, High Fives has taken the reins of this signature fundraiser in recent years. Nine hundred supporters purchased prom tickets and enjoyed a night of 1990s themed attire and music. read more →

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Eva Nichols Paintings at North Tahoe Arts March 13-April 29

Local award-winning watercolor artist, Eva S. Nichols, will be exhibiting her newest paintings in her exhibit “Detour to Tahoe” at the main gallery of North Tahoe Arts March 13th to April 29th, 2013.   Nichols was  born in Denmark.

An impressionist colorist, Eva creates vibrant watercolors that reflect her many life-changing travel experiences. In her art, she experiments with format and colors, using a variety of techniques to apply the paint to paper. You can always recognize her bold use of colors in her paintings.

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Help Raise Money for the Children’s Memorial Tree

Childerns-memorial-2One of South Lake Tahoe’s most cherished monuments is in the midst of redesign to hold it as our coveted place for contemplation, a place where we can reflect innocence lost, a place where we can all connect in this loving community we call home.  What started as a simple memorial for three of our local children who lost their lives, now includes the names of 229 lost too young.

Sue Hrbacek and Kenny Curtzwiler are leading the charge to raise $12,000 for The Children’s Memorial Tree, located on Highway 50 in the heart of South Shore. The City of South Lake Tahoe and several community service groups and countless individuals are working together to keep this open space open.  Be one of the counted. Donate and read the effort in the Mountain News here.

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Help to Launch “Green Bucks” Program

Tahoe FundSquaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have joined with the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council to help launch the new Green Bucks program. Green Bucks is a dollar donation program designed to harness the passion of visitors and residents in order to help care for the region’s extraordinary environment.

Squaw and other local businesses have committed to collecting dollar donations on room nights, season passes, lift tickets, golf rounds and other items to help improve the area’s natural environment. read more →

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Alan Masters of South Lake Tahoe will hike PCT to Raise Funds for Diabetes Research

Alan Masters on Top of the WorldHe’s on a mission. Alan Masters of South Lake Tahoe, shown here on top of Mt Tallac, is hiking the entire 2,650-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.

His goal is to raise $2.65 million for the Northern California Inland Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by touching the lives of $100,000 people and urging them to donate a penny per mile.   I’m in. Are you? read more →

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Shaun White to Host Heavenly’s High Roller Hold ’Em April 6

Heavenly is playing its ace this spring, partnering with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White to host High Roller Hold ’Em, the industry’s most high-energy, innovative big air competition. High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on the World Cup run at Heavenly on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with a monster big-air jump created by SPT, which is known for building the world’s top competition venues, including ESPN’s Winter X Games. read more →

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Disabled Sports Hosts 19th Annual Ability Celebration

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Disabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, hosts its week-long Ability Celebration, March 230 – April 6. In celebration of Disabled Sports USA Far West’s accomplishments with adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities, a variety of events take place including the Wounded Warrior Ability Camp, Ability Challenge, and the Ability BASH on April 6, 2013.

The Ability Bash is the culmination of this week-long winter sports camp held for the 25 Wounded Warriors disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These men and women will be honored and recognized during the event through an uplifting presentation.

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Reign of the Sierra Storm King with Mark McLaughlin April 9 at Camp Richardson

Weather is his passion, and the facts he has ferreted out about Lake Tahoe and Truckee will astound and surprise you.

Award-winning author and nationally published Lake Tahoe weather historian Mark McLaughlin will present the history of the most devastating storms to hit the Sierra during the “Reign of the Sierra Storm King” on April 9th at 7 pm at the Lodge at Camp Richardson Resort. Mark’s presentation captures the compelling stories and dramatic images of railroad crews fighting mountain blizzards and deadly avalanches. read more →

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The Art of the Anthropocene with Bill Fox TERC April 18

Bill Fox, Director, Center for Art + Environment Nevada Museum of ArtJoin UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center for its monthly lecture series featuring “The Art of the Anthropocene” at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter William L. Fox is the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.

Fox’s presentation will take us through an illustrated journey of art made during the Anthropocene, an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The artwork ranges from landscape painting to earthworks and beyond. read more →

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Customer Appreciation Day at Sierra April 15

What a great season! To thank you, Sierra-at-Tahoe is offering $25 tickets during its Customer Appreciation Day on Monday, April 15th, with a few lifts running from 10am to 2pm.

All of the proceeds raised from the day’s lift ticket sales will be donated to sponsor youth recreation and education including youth baseball, soccer, swimming, and other youth activities.  Thanks Sierra! read more →

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Free Self Defense Classes for Women in Truckee April 19, 20, 26, 27

Tahoe Safe AllianceEvery two minutes, a woman is sexually assaulted somewhere in America. In an effort to deter this violent trend and in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Revolution Athletics Training Center (RATC) will offer free self-defense classes throughout the month of April.

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Sixth Annual Trains Freestyle Contest April 20

LOGOAPPLICATIONThe High Fives Foundation, Alpine Meadows and Volkl Skis present Trains 2013 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest, April 20, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Alpine Meadows.

A great spectator event, Trains is a world-class skiing and snowboarding competition at one of the most stunning locales in the Lake Tahoe basin.

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Author Suzanne Roberts presents at South Lake Tahoe Library April 16

Almost Somewhere by RobertsJoin the Friends of the Library for a reading and book signing with award-winning poet, memoirist, and travel/nature writer Suzanne Roberts on April 16, 2013 at 6pm.

Roberts is the author of the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.

Learn about the John Muir Trail, told with humor, friendship and photos. The free event takes place at the library- 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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