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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

History of Squaw & Alpine at Gatekeeper’s Museum Sept 18

Gatekeepers MuseumIf you want to learn about Lake Tahoe’s enchanting history and local characters, head to the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City for free presentations.

Don’t miss Eddy Starr Ancinas as she shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they have never been told before on Thursday, September 18 matey!  It’s all free, and fun.

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Annual Kiwanis Community Fair Sept 1

Dunk Tank FunIt’s like an old fashioned country fair spiced with Tahoe mountain culture.

The Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe brings its annual Community Fair to Lake Tahoe Community College Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. the remaining days. read more →

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Tahoe Art League Outdoor Art Shows

What better place to view art than outside – at Lake Tahoe!  How about finding art by local artists?

Throughout the summer, the Tahoe Art League holds various art shows featuring contemporary and fine art at locations throughout South Lake Tahoe.

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Rock Art by Charles Huckeba Sept 10

Rock Art by Charles HuckabaThe Tahoe art League will present a demonstration by renowned mixed media Rock artist, Charles Huckeba, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s free too.

Charles Huckeba’s artistic re-creations of American Indian rock art are masterpieces in their own right. At once faithfully replicating the ancient images, his modern paintings also succeed in the more difficult task of capturing the spirit of the ancient designs. read more →

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World Day of Prayer Sept 11

gandhi.gif“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Gandhi.

Unity at the Lake will celebrate the 21st annual World Day of Prayer on Sept. 11, 2014 from 9AM to 4PM.

The theme this year is We Are the Light of the World: Let Your Light Shine.

“…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

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Help Collect Sugar Pines at Van Sickle State Park Sept 12

The Sugar Pine Foundation, Explore Tahoe and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association are teaming up to collect sugar pine cones in the Van Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe on September 12 from 10AM to noon.

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Your License to Protect the Place you Love

Tahoe Fund License PlatesHelp protect Lake Tahoe with a LT license plate.  Really.

Nevada and California Lake Tahoe license plates benefit conservation and recreation projects in the basin. On behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy, the Tahoe Fund coordinated the very successful Plates for Powder winter license program, running from November 2013 till April 2014. read more →

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Beach Cleanup Day at Lake Tahoe Sept 20

While we all do our part every day, it’s fun to tap into the energy of the biggest Clean up day of the year with the entire world.

Volunteers are needed to help keep our waterways clean and blue by participating in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

What a great excuse to go to the beach! read more →

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North Tahoe Plein Air Sept 2-7

Andrew Bolam- Emerald Pool- Best of showAnd the winners are…the anticipation is building.

Local artists have been selected for North Tahoe Plein Air 2014 which will be held at the Village at Northstar September 2-7, 2014.

From Emerald Bay to Sand Harbor, nationally recognized plein air artists from California, Nevada and Colorado will paint on location throughout North Lake Tahoe for three days to capture the many moods of the Sierra’s fall light as it dances along the landscape.

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Changes at the Bottom of Lake Tahoe

Blind shrimp and stoneflies.

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno and UC Davis have recently found that substantial change has occurred at the bottom of Lake Tahoe over the past four decades. What is happening on the lake bottom and what changes are being found in the plant and animal communities that inhabit deep areas of the lake?

What is causing this change and how will it impact the overall health of the lake?

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3rd Annual Deep Blue Roller Derby Tournament Sept 13-14

Blending athleticism, finesse, thrills and spills, Tahoe Roller Derby has taken hold in South Lake Tahoe.

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Deep Blue Roller Derby Tournament, at Bijou Park 8:30am – 5:00pm on Saturday, Sept 13; 9:00 am-4:00pm on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014.

Check out the high altitude skating excitement when Sister Slayer and the dames, lead by coach Jack Hammer (Mark Brown), compete in their home bouts listed on their website.

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“A Wall of White” by Jennifer Woodlief

It’s one of the most amazing survival stories ever told.

In 1982, an avalanche at Alpine Meadows ski resort took the lives of seven people. In the middle of the devastation, one woman was trapped under the snow and a team of ski patrolmen worked for five days to free her. Jennifer Woodlief tells the story in a vivid and compelling style in her book “A Wall of White”.

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Lake in the Sky Air Show Sept 20

Spencer Suderman Tahoe CultureThe 25th annual Lake in the Sky Air Show at the South Lake Tahoe Airport on September 20th will include exciting aerobatic performances by several top performers including Bill Cornick, Jon Melby, Spencer Suderman, and Carl Liepold.  And, Steve Stavrakakis will be the airshow announcer!

In the 90’s Steve earned worldwide notoriety and the nickname “Wild Thing” with his European Extreme style of flying learned while training with the Czech National Aerobatic Team. read more →

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Using Breath to Live Pain Free by Gibney Siemion and Justin Salamon

What does it mean to live an embodied life?

In this article, South Shore Certified Rolfers, Gibney Siemion and Justin Salamon, share their tools to live a full life through proper breathing.

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Creative Writing Workshops in Truckee

Explore creative writing of any genre in a fun, cooperative and creative environment in Truckee with local writer Karen Terrey of Tangled Roots Writing May through June 2013.

Connect with a writing community, generate new material, play with language and meaning, explore craft and form, and develop a writing practice in a supportive creative environment. read more →

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Tahoe Prosperity Center Launches Broadband Assessment Effort

Tahoe Prosperity CenterThe Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC), in their effort to facilitate the expansion of high speed internet service to the Lake Tahoe Basin, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, announced today the launch of their internet speed test and survey.

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Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival Sept 6 and 7

Tahoe arts and mountain culture will be overflowing the Truckee River during  the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festivals on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

Check out original work by artists from across the western United States showcasing their handcrafted creations including original photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and much more. read more →

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Not always a Vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Station Lake TahoeHey all you boaters and paddlers on Lake Tahoe, please read this information about Tahoe water conditions.   Be smart out there.

Not always a vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Written by Chief Petty Officer Class Sherri Eng, 11th Coast Guard District

Call Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe “Station Vacation” and the 18-member crew will quickly tell you that it’s not all fun and games working on the largest alpine lake in North America. read more →

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Detours Art Exhibit in Kings Beach Aug 22-Sept 30

North Tahoe Arts invites the public to “DETOURS Kings Beach 2014”, an outdoor art exhibition in Kings Beach, CA, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

The exhibition will be on display August 22 through September 30 and will feature 11 site-specific public art pieces throughout the Kings Beach area. The exhibition will also highlight the start of the Tahoe Public Art program.

Click here for the DETOURS walking tour map.

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Skunk Harbor Railroad History Hike

Learn about Lake Tahoe’s interesting railroad days on an easy hike down to Skunk Harbor.

Head down from HWY 28 above Skunk Harbor to Pray Meadows, then down to Skunk Harbor, where you can have a lunch at one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Lake Tahoe.

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100 gallons of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil hauled out of Upper Truckee River

UTR Removal Event_August 5 2014 (1)Fourteen League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers removed an infestation of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil from the Upper Truckee River near the Tahoe Keys Marina on August 5. About 100 gallons of the plant were hauled out from a 1,000-foot stretch of the river. The infestation was the first to be identified and removed by trained Eyes on the Lake volunteers. It was also the first confirmed new infestation discovered at Lake Tahoe in several years. A follow-up volunteer effort will take place later this month to ensure the infestation is completely gone.

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Woodie Woodpecker spotted at Fallen Leaf Lake

Their pecking sounds painful.

They’re so loud that sometimes they sound like jackhammers.

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Know Your Food & Farmer Dinner Series

Jeremy Mineau of Super Tuber FarmJoin Tahoe Food Hub in Truckee and meet the farmers who grow our food during the “Know Your Farmer Dinner Series” this summer.

Farm to Table Dinners are one of the best ways to get connected to our food and understand how and where it was grown.  From July to September there are opportunities in North Lake Tahoe
to enjoy a seasonal dinner sourced from local farms within 100-150 miles.

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Tahoe Keys Deli 30 Years Strong

Keeping it real (and simply delicious) are his key ingredients.

In addition to the owner, John Galea.

Tahoe Keys Deli has been open in the Tahoe Plaza since 1984. John started making deli sandwiches on August 31st and he’s still going at it. read more →

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Free Tahoe Bike Map

bike route

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC), a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization headquartered in Lake Tahoe, has produced an update to the Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map that is now available throughout the Tahoe Region at no charge.

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East Side Trails in Your Pocket

Do you prefer leisurely “Lakeside Rambles” or a 3-day backpacking trip?

Both? You’re in luck!

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Wolfdale’s Farmers’ Market Cooking Classes Aug 14

ChefDouglasDaleLike his menu, Douglas Dale’s Wolfdale’s restaurant ranges far beyond the boundaries of convention, often sailing into gastronomic waters not regularly charted.

This Thursday, August 14th, the landmark North Shore eatery and the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market combine in offering an educational and fun cooking class.  A few spaces are still open, but act quick!

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Markleeville Creek Cleanup Day August 23

The Alpine Watershed Group is holding its annual Markleeville Creek Cleanup Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

The fun starts at the Alpine County Library, where you’ll learn about the watershed and restoration activities.

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There are places I’ll remember

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Artists in Bloom Artist-in-Residence

artist-in-bloomThrough creative art projects, the AFTS Artist-in-Residence program reaches more than 700 local students to share the intrinsic and social value of art and culture in our daily lives.

Arts For the Schools provides students throughout the Tahoe Truckee and Incline Village school districts access to professional arts instruction in the classroom. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving, and that art can serve a social function in the world and make a positive contribution to our youth and community. read more →

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Mamasake

Mamasake Squaw Photo of Happy HourYou won’t want to miss this deal.

Or the music.

Or the setting.

Mamasake. read more →

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North Lake Tahoe Heritage Month

Join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society for a month long celebration of Lake Tahoe’s history featuring demonstrations by members of the Washoe, archeology, and an old time picnic and movie in the park.

Relive Tahoe’s charming past with local historians and guides  in North Lake Tahoe.

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Tahoe Backcountry inspires Watercolor Dreamscapes by Joyce Major

With all of her senses engaged, she creates watercolors that capture her love affair with Lake Tahoe and nature.

Meet Joyce Major, Incline Village water colorist. Joyce combines her passion for the outdoors with an equal passion for creating art.

Like many local artists, she draws her artistic inspiration from being here at Lake Tahoe where she snowshoes, skis, hikes and kayaks. Her backcountry landscape photography has also inspired her watercolor paintings.

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Pony Express Celebration at Grass Lake Aug 9

Petra & Red-Reride 2014Every June the National Pony Express Association conducts an annual re-ride of the historic 1,800 mile Pony Express Trail. Each year more than 600 equestrians ride the original route from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA carrying mail along the trail.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Grass Lake trailhead, located off of Hwy 89 in Meyers, CA near Big Meadow visitors, residents and Tahoe Rim Trail Challengers are invited to join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a fun trail event centered around the Pony Express and the trail’s historic claim to the Sierra and the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).

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Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City

watson-cabinThe North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting a free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City on Saturdays starting at 10am.

Lead by local residents, the tour includes legends, history, facts and figures about the stunning wilderness surrounding the majestic mountain lake, along with shopping and dining tips. Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home.

Family friendly. Mostly flat, easy. Leashed dogs OK. Meet at Gatekeeper’s Museum. $5 donation includes museum admission.

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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.
Obexer's West Shore Lake Tahoe since 1911
Coffeebar Truckee loves Tahoe Culture by Travis
Fall at Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay
Bear at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe
Angora Fire Lookout
Tahoe Culture Fall Glory
Plein Air at Lily Lake at South Lake Tahoe
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