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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Snowsports Week at Sierra-at-Tahoe Feb 10-13

In classic style, Sierra-at-Tahoe is teaming up once again with the Barton Foundation to give back to the South Lake Tahoe Community.

Way to go Sierra!

Help raise money for South Lake Tahoe non-profits during the Sierra-at-Tahoe Snowsports Week, February 11 through 13, 2014.

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Music, Memory and the Brain at TERC Feb 6

Beatles Abbey Road wikipediaUC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents an enlightening public lecture on the science of music on Thursday, February 6. Entitled “Music, Memory and the Brain,” it features Dr. Petr Janata of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and his research on neurological links between music and memories.

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Free Valentine’s Sunset Snowshoe Hike Feb 14

Impress your Valentine with an evening snow hike around the beautiful Tahoe Meadows above Lake Tahoe at sunset and enjoy wine, sparkling water, cheese and other goodies on February 14th, of course!

The hike is free to all Tahoe Rim Trail members. read more →

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Unexpected Encounters in Nepal Jan 31

Sierra College Insights Tahoe CultureSierra College Insights presents “Unexpected Encounters in Nepal,” an engaging and free talk by three veteran educators from Tahoe on Friday, Jan. 31.

Doors will open for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the visually rich presentation will take place at 7 p.m.

Attendees will also hear about a 125-mile trek and surprising encounter with Sir Edmund Hillary from painting, drawing and design professor McAdoo, and Derek Larson will share his chance encounter with the Dalai Lama.

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The Romancing of Tahoe by Paul Bailey

tahoe-skiing-1955 by Paul BaileyHis charming depictions of outdoor activities and use of striking, bold colors will make you fall in love with his vintage Tahoe posters.

Meet Paul Bailey, watercolor painter and designer.

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“Sleigh Rides in Lake Tahoe: Memories of Sam Borges” Dianna Maria de Borges

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For forty years he was able to relive some of his fondest childhood memories of sliding behind the milkman’s sleigh to the sound of bells keeping beat to a horse’s trot back in Massachusetts.

Little did he know in 1969 that he would spend the rest of his life giving sleigh rides at Lake Tahoe; and be the happiest man on earth.

Sam Borges was the beloved patriarch of the Borges Family Sleigh Rides for forty years, a timeless Tahoe tradition and South Shore landmark.

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Heart Rock Herb & Spice Blending with Diane Weidinger Jan 30

Ever wonder what spices are in Jerk Seasoning? What exactly is Chat and Garam Masala?

Learn how to blend exotic herb and spice mixtures at the Heart Rock Herb & Spice Blending Class presented by Master Gardner Diane Weidinger on January 30, 2014 at 7pm.

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Helping locals for over 30 years. Ray Goodenough OPENS practice in South Shore.

raygoodenough2.jpgHis spirit is all encompassing and calming to everyone who meets him. He’s bestowed many gifts upon Tahoe, but you’d never hear that from this unpretentious, gentle man. read more →

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Winemaker’s Luncheon with Madrona Vineyards at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Jan 31

To give us a taste of the good life, Sierra-at-Tahoe is hosting wine tastings with award-winning wineries from El Dorado, at the doorstep to South Shore throughout the ski season.

Join Madroña Vineyard’s winemaker, enjoy spectacular views and pair different varietals with the delicious food of the 360° Smokehouse BBQ on January 31, 2014

 

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The 1960 Winter Olympics by David C. Antonucci

1960 Winter Olympics by David AntonucciThe 1960 Olympic Winter Games were a long-shot effort that succeeded beyond the wildest expectations. Working in a sparsely populated valley in the Sierra Nevada with only rudimentary facilities, organizers created a world-class Olympic site in four short years. For the only time in Olympic history, the venues and athlete residence halls were located in a compact, intimate setting that encouraged sportsmanship and interaction between athletes.

Images of Sports: The 1960 Winter Olympics by David C. Antonucci showcases the highlights of the games through vintage images. read more →

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Phyllis Shafer Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art February

Tallac by Phyllis ShaferPhyllis Shafer:  I only went out for a walk… opens February 8 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer while also carefully examining her early artistic influences shaped by time spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The largest presentation of Shafer’s work to date, the exhibition includes nearly 100 paintings, gouaches, and drawings.  read more →

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Get the Word Out with Tahoe Writers Works

Tahoe Writers WorksSo you have something to say?

Join the club. Tahoe Writers Works that is.  If you’re addicted to writing, the TWW is your fix. Tahoe Writers Works is a group of writers, poets and other individuals who host writing workshops throughout the year. Both beginning and established writers are welcome. There is no obligation other than an exceptional love of the written word. read more →

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Blue Angels Ski Club at Heavenly

It was Heavenly’s first alpine ski racing club dating back to 1957.

Today, it’s been reincarnated as the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation. The Blue Angels Ski Club.

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Discovery & Awareness by Sara Zimmerman

NightoftheJimsonLocal illustrator and graphic designer, Sara Zimmerman, will have her fine artworks on display at Full Circle Movement in Truckee through the Fall.

The exhibit is composed of Sara’s earlier body of works, featuring curvaceous florals and whimsical landscapes that perfectly complement the flow and movement happening within Full Circle Movement.

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Tahoe’s Wind Powered Ski Resorts

Running a ski resort takes a lot of energy. Lifts, snow making, lights, etc. Just so we can have fun and be comfortable.

But electricity causes pollution, right? Not if you tap into the wind like some of our ski resorts. read more →

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Pints & Paddles on Tahoe Queen Wednesday Nights

Ike and Martin Tahoe CultureYou’ve never been on the lake?

Here’s your chance every Wednesday on the Tahoe Queen with favorite local band, Ike and Martin.

Get a 1.5 hour cruise, live music with Ike and Martin, and food specials.

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The Healing Powers of Chocolate by Cal Orey

The-Healing-Powers-of-Chocolate“Decadent” and “sinful” are words commonly associated with chocolate, but they no longer apply.

Approximately 4,000 years ago in Central America, the Mayan Indians considered cocoa beans “food of the gods” because of its medicinal benefits. Later, it got tagged as a “bad” fatty food. By the end of the 20th century, a twist of fate turned chocolate back into a health food.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Is Open Top to Bottom

TerrainPark_WalkerSierra-at-Tahoe Resort is open and offers guests fun mountain activities for all ability levels. Sierra Resort has top to bottom skiing/riding including 23 open trails and 6 lifts, a terrain park with small to medium features, and snow play. Current conditions offer families, beginners, and intermediates a great opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and learn to ski in snowboard in comfortable conditions. read more →

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Incline Village Man Readies to Self-Publish Book on Overcoming Extreme Loss

Benjamin AllenJust when you think life has handed you enough hardship, Benjamin Allen humbles you with a most personal journey of extreme loss and heart wrenching grief. Over a 13 year period, Allen’s wife and two children – one an infant – died. So intense was his journey, that he was featured on Oprah, The Today Show, The New York Times, 20/20, and the Dallas Morning Post.

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2013 Lake Spirit Award Winners

Tom CarterEight individuals who display strong personal commitment to protecting and restoring Lake Tahoe have been recognized in December 2013 by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) during the third annual Lake Spirit Awards ceremony at the Agency’s Governing Board meeting in Stateline.

The Lake Spirit Awards honor real people making real progress at restoring Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Snowbomb Lil’ Air Festival

SnowBomb invite skiers and snowboarders ages 10 and under to the annual Lil’ Air Festival in Lake Tahoe.

This event is geared towards children ages 10 and under who love having fun in freestyle parks built for younger kids. All competitors are awarded with prizes and gear.  Click here for more info.

 

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Last Chair Festival at Squaw January 9-11

Skiing and music, these are a few of my favorite things.  The Last Chair Festival returns to Squaw Valley on January 9-11 with a new format, huge headlining acts and new cultural seminars.

A celebration of music, culture and community, the Last Chair Festival welcomes an eclectic mix of world-renowned music acts including The Flaming Lips, Jurassic 5, Matisyahu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne and more. read more →

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Olympic Heritage Celebration at Sugar Pine Point Jan 11-19

1960 Winter Olympics Official Program

The Olympic Heritage Celebration is a week long festival of re-enacted events, sporting competitions, and recognition of legendary and current Olympians at Sugar Pine Point State Park and around West and North Lake Tahoe from January 11 through 19, 2014.

Get inspired with special events, guided snowshoe tours and the chance to meet past Olympians as you help cheer on North Lake Tahoe’s local athletes as they prepare for Sochi.

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Lam Watah Washoe Heritage Site

Tahoe Culture Washoe at Lake TahoeHere, the Washoe fished and gathered berries.

The Lam Watah Washoe Heritage Site is a small archaeological site in South Lake Tahoe managed by the US Forest Service that is open to the public.

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Sawmill Pond Kids’ Free Fishing Derby June 7

kids-fishing Tahoe CultureHey kids, this fishing hole is just for you. Sawmill Pond located 2.5 miles past the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe is only open to kids 14 years old and younger.

The season opener is the annual Sawmill Pond Kids’ Fishing Derby on this first Saturday of June each year. Get your gear ready for a fun day at this annual tradition. read more →

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New World Jazz Project at the Fresh Ketch every Friday

Niall McGuinness and his New World Jazz Project perform at the Fresh Ketch every Friday starting at 6 PM.

The New World Jazz Project featuring Niall McGuinness is a hard-driving, diverse-sounding jazz ensemble that has been playing regularly on the Reno-Tahoe Jazz scene for many years. The quartet plays a distinct blend of soul, Latin, and Afro-jazz, to bebop and beyond. Niall is joined by Reno jazz stalwarts Eric Finklestein on drums, Kyle Rothchild on bass, and George Tavoularis on piano. The NWJP performs a coterie of both original music and freshly-arranged standards from the great American song book.

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