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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Wooden Paddle Board Build Course at Tahoe Maritime Museum Jun 1-10

TMM Wooden Board classThe Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.

The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards. read more →

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Hwy 50 Wagon Train rolls through South Lake Tahoe June 1-2

Talk about keeping it real. The 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 2013.

Sunday they’re riding from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Amacker Ranch in Meyers (a South Lake Tahoe hamlet), California.

Would you like to ride in a wagon?

Here’s how to qualify.

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8th Annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest helps Truckee Youth, June 8

truckee-beer-festThe 8th Annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee will take place  Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Designated drivers, not sampling the Brew, will be admitted free!  Taxis will also be available at the event.

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Slow Rollers Poker Run June 9

slowrollers on Tahoe cultureSlow down, you’re going to fast.

It’s time to show off our mountain bling, and win some great prizes at the Slow Rollers Poker Run & Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, June 9, 2013 starting at 1pm at McDuff’s Pub in South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds from the entry fees and raffle tickets benefit the Bikes for the Children program created by the Slow Rollers.

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Truckee Father’s Day RibFest & BBQ June 16

The Father’s Day Truckee Ribfest & BBQ takes place on Sunday June 16, 2013 from 12pm – 4pm as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe.

Ribs, Rods and Rock-n-Roll is this year’s theme. read more →

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Trouble in Paradise: Twain in the Sandwich Islands at Gatekeeper’s Museum June 20

mark-twainHe was brash, witty, unapologetic and sarcastic.  And, he spent time here in Lake Tahoe Roughing It!

Mark Twain forever adored Lake Tahoe, and rhapsodized about it all his adventurous life. The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City offers a unique opportunity on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. to spend an evening with the old gentleman next to his beloved “jewel of the Sierra” and hear him talk about his adventures in another paradise, the tropical Islands of Hawaii. read more →

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Truckee Donner Land Trust Offers Public Input Meetings and Property Tours to Guide Royal Gorge’s Recreation Plan

Lake_Van_Norden-Castle_PeakPending a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board, one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation is nearing completion, the acquisition of Royal Gorge.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust is now readying a public outreach process to help guide future management of the nearly 3,000-acre property.

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Meyers Summer Solstice Celebration June 23

The annual Meyers Summer Solstice Celebrationwill take place Sunday, June 23rd from 2-6 p.m.  Face painting, local culture and music will set the stage.

This family-centered event is designed to bring together the healing, artistic, and recreational cultures of Lake Tahoe in a community street fair that highlights the Washoe ancestral land that is centered on the “sacred giver of life,” Da ow a ga (Lake Tahoe). read more →

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40th Annual Western States Endurance Run June 29-30

It’s one of the oldest ultra trail running events in the world , and certainly one of the most challenging. The 40th Annual Western States Endurance Run starts at Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn 100 miles later. The famous trail travels through remote and rugged territory accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

Taking over 24 hours, the race begins at 5am Saturday, June 29, at Squaw Valley USA with hundreds of the most fit runners across the nation participating.

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Landscapes and Sierra Animals at North Tahoe Arts June 5-July1

JoelPopadics_Rush_Hour,_Innisbofin_watercolorPaintings that capture our world in a new light by Joel Popadics and Eileen Blodgett will be on display at North Tahoe Arts June 5 through July 1, 2013.

Popadics, award-winning watercolorist, is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green and his ability to capture light and atmosphere in his landscape watercolors. His paintings, often described as “tranquil, full of light and air,” are based on his plein air sketches.  Eileen Blodgett’s fascination with nature and texture has taken her work to a place of discovery and of shifting perspectives of time and place. read more →

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America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride gets rolling June 2

Ride your bike around the lake with lots of your friends.

Yes, you can, at the America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on June 2, 2013.  Or, if you missed out in June, Curtis holds the Tour de Tahoe in September.

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North Tahoe Event Center Flower Pots Get a Colorful Facelift, thanks to Jamie Himes

Tahoe Culture Jamie Himes Flower Pots Colored UpThe facelift of Kings Beach begins later this year but Jamie Himes, an Interdisciplinary Studies major studying Art and Psychology at Sierra Nevada College, got the beautification started sooner as part of her Service Learning Class in a project she called “Coloring Kings Beach.” The project was so successful that at the Sierra Nevada College Senior Awards Breakfast this month, her project won the award for “Inspiring Community Impact.”

Congratulations Jamie!

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Free E-Waste Recycle at South Lake Tahoe Middle School Aug 17-18

EwasteBusinesses and individuals are invited to recycle specific electronics at the South Lake Tahoe Middle School on August 17 and 18, 2013 between 9am and 3pm.

Check the list first.  Free to California residents.

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Sustainable Turf Care and Turf Conversion Workshop June 5 & 8

Turf careWhile lawns are great for defensible space and aesthetics, they are also the most water intensive landscaping option and a major polluter of the lake.

Not to mention – a time waster….if you’d rather be playing.

Learn more at the Sustainable Turf Care and Turf Conversion Workshop June 5th, 6:30-8 p.m. at South Tahoe PUD and June 8th, 9-10:30 a.m. sponsored by the Tahoe RCD, South Tahoe PUD, and UCCE Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners.

 

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LTCC’s Haldan Art Gallery Features Hanna Porter and Growden Collection

Hanna Porter at Haldan Art GalleryThe Haldan Art Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College will open selections of artwork from the Hanna Porter and Growdon Family Collections will be displayed in the Haldan Gallery. The show features an array of different mediums, content, and styles from an assortment of national and international artists starting April 18, 2013.

The pieces in these collections have been acquired through a spectrum of strategically planned purchases and serendipitous opportunities.

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Keep Tahoe Blue Invasive Weed Pull at Van Sickle Bi-State Park May 22

Keep Tahoe Blue Tahoe CultureJoin the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the California Tahoe Conservancy for the first volunteer invasive weed pull of the season on the evening of Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to remove noxious invasive Cheatgrass from Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

Cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, is an invasive annual grass that has the ability to draw down soil nutrients and water levels in the soil making it difficult for native species to compete and survive; it also creates a fire hazard. Help remove this invasive species and create better habitat for Tahoe’s native plants and animals. read more →

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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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