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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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