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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Jake’s Annual Charity Fishing Derby June 1

gene-st-denis-mackinawThis big lake has big fish.   Land some big bucks for a great cause at Jake’s Annual Charity Fishing Derby and Brunch on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Catch a big trout like Gene St. Denis pictured here while you help raise money for the North Tahoe Booster Club.

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Boating Safety Class at Tahoe Maritime Museum June 7

At an elevation of 6,223 feet, the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station has the distinction of being the highest-altitude Coast Guard station in the country.

Meet the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard at the Tahoe Maritime Museum on June 7, 2014 starting at 8:30am for its annual safe boaters course.

The course teaches the particulars of handling a motorboat or personal watercraft. This course will give people the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states.

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Paint Tahoe Blue Fundraiser for Sierra Club June 15

Holland_SandHarbor_summerSierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter, presents “Paint Tahoe Blue” on Sunday, June 15, 4 – 8 PM at Sand Harbor State Park, a live plein-air event and auction to raise funds to protect Lake Tahoe for this and future generations.

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Fine Art Festival at Heavenly Village June 20-22

Tahoe Culture art eventThe “Heavenly Village Fine Art Festival” will be held in South Lake Tahoe on June 20-22, 2014 featuring original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture.

Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →

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Stream Fishing is Open in Alpine County

rainbow_troutStream fishing in Alpine County is on.

Are you?

Rainbows, browns, and brookies are abundant in Markleeville, Woodfords, Hope Valley and Bear Valley streams.

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Thaleia Georgiades Presents at Tahoe Art League June 11 Meeting

Thaleia-paintingMs. Thaleia Georgiades will be the guest artist at the next meeting of the Tahoe Art League. The meeting will be held June 11, 2014 at; 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., So. Lake Tahoe, CA. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Ms. Georgiades will give a personal demonstration of her pastel techniques.

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South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club Solstice Party June 21

red white and blue sailingThe South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club’s annual Summer Solstice Party will take place at the Tahoe Keys pool in South Shore on June 21, 2014.

Chartered in 1961 as the “Boat Club”, the name was changed to the “South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club” in 1978. Over 200 members enjoy summer boating activities including beach picnics, overnight shoreline campouts, and the annual boat parade and Summer Solstice Party.

Winter activities include skiing, a mystery trip, dinner dances, and a guest speaker at dinner meetings.  Click here for more info.

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Volunteers Adopt-a-Tahoe-Beach Program June 15-Sept 15

Make it a family affair.

Local agencies are partnering to launch an “Adopt-a-Beach-Tahoe” program that will coordinate beach clean up dates regularly from June 15 to September 15.

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Where is Tahoe Paradise?

tahoeparadise.JPGIs Tahoe Paradise a state of mind or an actual location?

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Western SkiSport Museum boasts California Skiing Legends

Located next to Boreal ski resort is a treasure trove of California ski history. The Western SkiSport Museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history in 1969. The history of California skiing and legendary mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, who carried a 80 pound mailbag on skis over the Sierra Nevada mountains while rescuing stranded miners in raging blizzards are key exhibits. read more →

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Inspired Landscape Paintings by Seth Johnson at NTA May 27-July 7

SethJohnson_TruckeeAlley_WatercolorSeth Johnson is a landscape painter living and working in Incline Village, whose work is rooted in the inspiration of the natural landscape.

New work by Johnson will be on display in the Corison Loft Gallery from May 27-July 7, 2014. The opening reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Friday, June 13 from 5-7p.m. Refreshments served. All are welcome. Galleries and Artisan Shop are open everyday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. read more →

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Little Shop of Horrors by Truckee High School Drama Dept May 2-11

Truckee High SchoolTruckee High School’s Drama Department ends its 2013-2014 season with the laugh-out-loud Broadway musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” a grand-scale production that features a flesh eating plant, do-wop and pop music, and a man who gets more than he bargains for.

“Little Shop of Horrors,” the musical is filled with a cast of talented TTUSD high school students and for the seniors graduating in June this will be their last show. Directed by Peggy Boelk and Assistant Director Mark Brady and produced by Barb Wilkinson. The musical will have evening performances in the THS Theatre beginning at 7:00 p.m. on May 2nd ,3rd ,9th ,10th , 16th and 17th. Matinee shows take place at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 4th and 11th. read more →

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Watercraft Inspection Program (YOU) Stop Invasive Species

Tahoe Keepers original logoThank you Tahoe Keepers!  Keeping it Blue, yeah!

According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. read more →

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LTCC Writers Series presents Pam Houston May 8

Pam HoustonThe Writers’ Series proudly presents novelist and travel & adventure writer Pam Houston on Thursday, May 8 at 8PM at Lake Tahoe Community College in the Library. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event and are already in the LTCC Book Store.

Pam Houston’s most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted, published in 2012. She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. read more →

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Line Dance Classes for All Ages Wednesdays with Michelle

It’s lots of fun and a great workout.

Starting May 2014, experienced local dance instructor, Michelle Langlois, teaches line dance classes influenced by country western, rock, pop and hip hop music every Wednesday from 10 am to 11:45 am at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Highway 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.

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Dating a Kings Beach Historical Landmark

As you Wish in KBThe pirates and wishing well at this little shop located on the main drag of Kings Beach are just a hint of the curios and history contained within.

As You Wish is the original Lake Tahoe Photo Shop and Curio Shop built by North Shore photographer, Fritz A. Lentz (1884-1961).

Can you help verify the date of its construction?

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Galaxy Slideshow and Starwatch at Hope Valley May 17

Join Astronomer Adrienne Cool and Ron Marzke, of San Francisco State University, for a fascinating nighttime event and slide show, peering through telescopes to spy planets, stars, and nebulae. The moon will be in its first quarter phase, which will be ideal for stargazing.

Stargazing takes place at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley on May 17, 2014, starting at 8pm.

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Help Stop the Spread of Weeds in Lake Tahoe

It’s an ugly subject, but all of us can help stop the Eurasian watermilfoil weed from strangling Lake Tahoe, and the transfer of these weeds into other lakes, streams and rivers in the Tahoe Basin.

Currently, there is no Eurasian watermilfoil or curly leaf pondweed in Fallen Leaf Lake, Echo Lake and Spooner Lake.  Let’s keep it that way.

Paddlers and motorized boaters can follow a few simple steps to stop the spread. read more →

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BEST of Tahoe Chefs to benefit Tahoe Forest Cancer Center May 18

mcculloughGet your outfit ready for the annual Best of Tahoe Chefs fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Ritz Carlton.

It’s always fashionable and so Tahoe to donate to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. That’s why organizers have set up an easy way for giving “Straight from the Heart” online, so even if you can’t make the event, you can still give anytime. read more →

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Random Acts of Improv at LTCC May 24

Join the LTCC Theatre Arts Department for a night of laughter and off-the-wall comedy provided by the department’s own improvisation group, Random Acts of Improv.

This one-night-only performance will be presented Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre.  Tickets are just $5 at the door.

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