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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Doggie Day at Cove East Sept 3

Bring your owner to celebrate the Dog Days of Tahoe at Cove East on September 3rd during the Doggie Day event presented by the California Tahoe Conservancy.

The free event takes place from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the end of Venice Drive. If you drive, remember you have to pay to park – bark!

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Autumn Fest at Lake Tahoe Community College Sept 21

Autumn in Lake Tahoe is the perfect time to take care of our gardens and get them ready for next season. It’s also a time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming season as signified by the “Goddess of Autumn Abundance” illustration shown here by South Lake Tahoe artist Kristen Schwartz, which represents the celebration of Autumn harvest and the spreading of seeds for renewal.

Learn fall garden tips at the Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden on Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm during one of favorite local events, Autumn Fest.  read more →

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Tahoe Fat Tire Festival Sept 13-15

The legendary Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is back at Squaw September 13-15, 2013.  Originally founded in the mid 1980s by North Shore’s TAMBA members Greg Forsyth and Aaron Martin of Cycle Paths, this classic 2-wheeled festival was the premier mountain bike event in the Sierra for two decades. It put Tahoe on the map, showcasing our rugged granitic terrain, early bike pioneers and stewards, and volunteer trail work and education programs that made TAMBA the model mountain bike club back then, and still to this day. read more →

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Hope Valley Fall Color Workshop Sept 16-20

Autumn Glow Lady JillLady Jill is at it again.

She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her five day workshop, September 16-20, based out of Sorensen’s Resort.

Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.

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4FRNT Presents “CRJ – The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon” Sept 14

CR Johnson from High FivesOn Saturday, September 14, the communities of Tahoe, snow-sports and beyond will come together in celebration of local professional skier CR Johnson’s profound effect on the sport he helped shape during his heralded career.

Seating will begin starting at 6 p.m. outside at Squaw Valley’s KT Base Bar for the World Premiere of “CRJ – The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon.” This event is free of charge with all ages welcome to attend. No need to bring a hat however, as Bigtruck Brand will be hosting a sew-on-site hat tent with limited edition CRJ patches made from CR’s old outerwear. read more →

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Annual Oktoberfest at Squaw Sept 28

Tahoe Culture Oktoberfest at SquawSquaw Valley is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration complete with a Bratwurst Toss, authentic German beer and plenty of entertainment.

The annual Squaw Valley Oktoberfest will take place September 28, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Meyers Climbing Festival & Bouldering Competition Sept 28

The 3rd Annual Climbing Festival & Bouldering Competition in Meyers will take place on September 28, 2013.  To make it even more exciting, a high line feature will be added over a 50X50 foot air bag, and the dyno wall will hover over a 30X35 foot air bag.

Celebrate Tahoe’s beauty and athleticism by playing on our Sierra Nevada granite that is the bedrock of Tahoe mountain culture.

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Oxygen Masks for Pets Donated by ACT in South Shore

spot.jpgDid you ever wonder how smoke affects our pets? Just like people. read more →

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Sierra Chef Challenge at Sample the Sierra Sept 1

Perez Red Shack Sample the SierraSierra Chef Challenge is just one of the many highlights of the 4th annual Sample the Sierra festival to take place at 2:30 pm in the Sierra Stage on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The “Iron Chef” of the Sierra Nevada region brings three top chefs together to compete head to head in a 45 minute cook-off.

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Retro Skate Night Tuesdays at Northstar

Retro skatesBoogie Fever.  Boogie Down – ow! Remember roller skating at the skate ranch? Relive the good times at the free Retro Skate Nights every Tuesday at Northstar throughout the summer from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Salvaged August Art Classes for Kids and Adults

Salvaged Art ClassesSalvaged, the newest art cooperative in Tahoe City, announced a roster of August art classes designed, based on demand, for kids and adults.

Taught by artists and cofounders Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane, the classes will be held in both the backyard outdoor space and inside gallery, each offering a creative and inspiring setting.

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Local Poet Janet Smith Wins Prestigious Award

South Lake Tahoe poet and LTCC English faculty Janet Smith has won the 2013 Guy Owen Prize for her poem “The Children’s Section.” The poem, for which Smith received $1000, will appear in the fall issue of the “Southern Poetry Review.”

Poet Arthur Smith chose the poem from a short list of finalists. “The subject matter, the reading experience in childhood, could have been easily sentimentalized, but the poet consistently pulls back from that with an even more powerful detail which sees into the heart of the creation of the imagination,” he said.

For more information about the prize, visit southernpoetryreview.org. 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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