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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

What is Art?

170px-stick_figuresvg.pngDating back to Aristotle and the Romans, people have always tried to define art.

It can get very complicated.

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1960 Olympic Winter Games Museum

On Thursday, February 18, 1960, under storm-threatening skies, the greatest winter athletes in the world gathered in Squaw Valley.

It was the beginning of the VIII Olympic Winter Games and many notable events and achievements like Carol Heiss pictured here who won a Gold Medal in Women’s Figure Skating.

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Vail EpicPromise Supports 49 South Lake Tahoe Organizations

EpicPromiseVail gives to South Lake Tahoe non profitsHeavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are proud to announce their 2014-2015 grants awards to 49 local organizations and projects. The grant program is part of Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the company’s umbrella brand for its environmental efforts and community giving. read more →

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The Writing Gourmet, Cal Orey

cal-oreyLocal health author, Cal Orey, has launched an edgy food-related blog that stands out with a dash of fresh attitude.

The internationally acclaimed author comes out of the pantry and admits, “I hate to cook.” But she practices what she preaches, “I eat to live and do not live to eat”. It’s her secret to staying healthy and lean while savoring fine food.

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Did you know…Kirkwood has a Cookbook?

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Kirkwood is well known for skiing.

And for its local dishes?

You be the judge.

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Poetry, Prose Submissions Sought for LTCC Literary Journal by Dec 1

IMG_2077Lake Tahoe Community College seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for its 25th annual edition of The Kokanee literary journal.

To have work published, writers must be current LTCC students, faculty, or staff, or an alumni who has taken at least one class at LTCC.

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Winter Birding and Raptor Tour at Hope Valley Nov 8

Jim-Woods Birding Under Nevada SkiesJoin naturalist and birder, Jim Woods, on a hunt for migrating birds heading from Hope Valley to lower elevations of beautiful Alpine County at Sorensen’s Resort November 8, 20134.

With informed guide and local birder Jim Woods, plan on having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show. read more →

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Arts for the Schools Fundraiser Nov 15

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Arts For the Schools (AFtS) is a non-profit organization that enhances our children’s education and fosters a lifelong love of the creative arts.

Join creative folks for a Hello Come On Winter harvest party on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Community Arts Center.

You’ll be treated to live music by local bands, drinks, a big raffle with awesome prizes and an Art Show with Local Artist Earl Christensen. read more →

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Tapping Tuesdays Emotional Freedom Technique with Rosemary

eftThere’s a simple yet powerful tool that can help you take charge of your life, relieve stress, break bad habits, stop pho­bias, overcome anxiety and pain, and open emotional blocks to your well-being.

It’s not a pill – thank goodness! And, it’s easy to do on your own once you learn the simple techniques.  Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT taught by Rosemary Manning is the cure.  To introduce you to EFT, Rosemary is offering free EFT classes each month, with a different focus each time, called Tapping Tuesday.

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Mile, Mile and a Half Movie at Lake of the Sky Outfitters Nov 7

Mile Mile and Half

In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail. Their goal, complete their journey in 25 days, while capturing the amazing sights and sounds they encounter along the way. read more →

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An Evening of Food & Wine by Soroptimists to Support Community Nov 7

Tahoe Culture Soroptimist Wine Tasting GlassSimply irresistible.

Known as the “Best of Tahoe,” it’s one of our favorite annual South Lake Tahoe  events to raise money for our community while savoring delectable local cuisine and regional wines.

And, it’s been going on for 44 years now – wow!  An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting presented by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will be held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Harrah’s starting at 6pm.

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Tahoe’s Michelangelo, David Foster, to present Nov 12 at Tahoe Art League Meeting

He’s known as Tahoe’s Michelangelo.

David Foster of South Shore will be the featured presenter for the Tahoe Art League’s monthly meeting on November 12, 2014 at the SLT Senior Center.

The presentation is free and starts at 6 PM.

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Leading Ladies at LTCC Nov 14-23

Leading Ladies Tahoe Culture Loads of laughs are in store as the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College presents the madcap comedy Leading Ladies November 14 through November 23 in the Duke Theatre. Written by Ken Ludwig, the master of contemporary farce, this hilarious romp is a wacky mixture of Some Like It Hot meets Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, with a little Monty Python thrown in for good measure. read more →

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Pray for Snow Nov 19 at Fresh Ketch

It’s been a local tradition for more than 30 years.

The annual Pray for Snow Party at The Fresh Ketch in the Keys Marina.

Does it work? Absolutely!

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Tahoe Ghost Ships at Tahoe Maritime Museum

SS Tahoe Tahoe Ghost Ships at Tahoe Maritime MuseumDiscover the treasures lost beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe at the Tahoe Maritime Museum during “Ghost Ships,” a new exhibit featuring boats that sank in Lake Tahoe. Using oral history, underwater footage and found artifacts, “Ghost Ships” pieces together the history of boating on Lake Tahoe.

The exhibit features a combination of salvaged vessels, video and historical documents to explore the stories of select boats and question the social and legal issues pertaining to salvaging vessels along with the impact of public interaction with underwater historic sites.

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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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