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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
North Lake Tahoe and Truckee events, shows and live performances.

Kings Beach Snowfest Parade March 7

Kings Beach Snowfest Parade

The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade will take place on Saturday, March 7, 11:30am – 12:30pm along Highway 28 starting at Secline Street and ending at Coon Street. North Tahoe Business Association hosts this fun-filled parade featuring entries from 25 community non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, service groups and local businesses.

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First Fridays at Riverside Studios

Toast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations on the First Friday of each month from 4pm to 8pm at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.

Riverside Studios art gallery includes a strong collection of artwork from local artists from around Lake Tahoe and Truckee, all hand crafted.

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival Feb 21-Mar 1

LT Snow Bike Challenge at Alpen Glow Backcountry biking.com phtotoThe Alpenglow Mountain Festival takes place February 21 through March 1 throughout North Lake Tahoe to showcase our Tahoe Mountain Culture through human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, film and more. read more →

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Splitboarding the Chinese Himalaya March 4

Splitboarding in China by CampbellOn the evening of Wednesday, March 4th, at Tahoe Art Hause & Cinema, Truckee local Dave N. Campbell will present his tale “Splitboarding the Chinese Himalaya”  presented by Alpenglow Sports. read more →

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SnowFest! February 27-March 8, 2015

It’s been going on since 1982, with wacky and wild years of mountain culture, Tahoe Style.

SnowFest is North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.

SnowFest takes place February 27 through March 8, 2015 throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.  Don’t miss the Tahoe City Snowfest parade, Polar Plunge, Wacky Winter Bowling or the Stand Up Paddle Race.

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Meet the Squaw Avalanche Dogs March 5

Murphy and Eric by Keoki FlaggMeet our local heroes on March 5, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a fundraiser at North Tahoe Visitor Center.

Learn about avalanche awareness, and how the Squaw Valley Rescue Dogs save lives.  Donations made at the event will help fund Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Avalance Search and Rescue dogs.  Show your support for these amazing pups! read more →

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The Cultural and Political Legacy of the 1980s at Sierra College March 6

Sierra College TruckeeAre you interested in re-visiting the allure of break dancing, music videos and Madonna’s influence on fashion? Perhaps you are wondering how Ronald Reagan’s political and economic policies have impacted the 21st century or are interested in discussing what you find most intriguing about the decade that marks the end of the cold war?  Don’t miss “Morning in America or the Second Gilded Age? The Cultural and Political Legacy of the 1980s” with history professor Taylor Tiraterra on Friday, March 6, 2015, from at 7 to 8:15 p.m., at Sierra College in Truckee. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks from 6:30 to 7 p.m. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Winter Repertory March 6-7

Sierra Walsh, photographed by Danielle HankinsonThe Lake Tahoe Dance Collective takes the stage March 6 and 7 at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City for its Winter Repertory Season, this time welcoming dancers from the Los Angeles Ballet.

The performance will include the company premier of Chris McDaniel’s “Ragtime Jubilee,” a sassy celebration of jazz-influenced ballet from the ragtime era. Originally created for the Los Angeles Ballet’s Dances by Dancers program, McDaniel brought the work to the LTDC ensemble and will join the cast, along with fellow Los Angeles dancer, Alexander Castillo.
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Pancakes for Dogs in Kings Beach March 7

The North Tahoe Public Utility District’s annual Snow Fest! Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday March 7, 2015 from 8:30-10:30 AM at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, CA. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children and children under 3 are free! read more →

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Iconic American Climber Lynn Hill at Squaw March 12

Lynn Hill Iconic Climber at SquawOn Thursday, March 12, 2015 iconic climber Lynn Hill will be the featured presenter at the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge.

Hill is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished rock climber in the world. Having learned to climb in southern California in 1975, Lynn was part of a cutting-edge generation of free climbers known as the “Stone Masters”. In 1983, Lynn moved to upstate New York and continued to raise the standards in free climbing, as well as in arena of international climbing competitions.
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Winter Natural History Snowshoe Outing with TINS March 21

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a Natural History Snowshoe trek on March 21, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12:20 pm.

This short and scenic hike will take you through Tahoe Meadows to Chickadee Ridge, encompassing an open meadow, lodgepole pine forests, and scenic vistas. Along the way, TINS staff will discuss winter ecology concepts and the survival strategies and adaptations employed by animals from the Lake Tahoe Region.This hike is perfect for the whole family! read more →

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Backcountry Film Festival Feb 26 at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

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On Thursday, February 26th the Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema will host and showcase nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled during the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. read more →

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Annual Squaw Valley Prom to Benefit Local Non-Profits Feb 21

Ten years ago, the Squaw Valley community banded together to throw a prom – not a high school prom, a ski town prom in which all proceeds went to charity.

On February 21, 2015, the Squaw Valley Prom will be hosted by the High Fives Foundation with all ticket proceeds benefiting their amazing non-profit organization. This year’s theme will be Oceans Eleven.

 

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Mountain Dogs Lecture at TERC Feb 19

Sender Bell of Sierra Ski and Cycle WorksBenjamin and Lynette Hart of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will present information about breed-specific and gender-specific behavioral profiles of dogs most commonly chosen as companions in the mountains. Breeds include Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds like Sender shown here, mascot of SSCW, Rottweiler’s, boxers and chihuahuas – what, Chihuahuas are mountain dogs?  I’m intrigued.

The presentation will begin at 6pm on Feb. 19 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village for only $5. read more →

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World Famous Climber Emily Harrington at Squaw Feb 12

Emily Harrington Alpenglow Winter SeriesOn Thursday, February 12th, 2015 North Face athlete and world-famous climber Emily Harrington will be the featured presenter at the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge.

Harrington is a professional rock climber and adventurer who has been a prominent and leading figure in the climbing community since she was a teenager. She is perhaps best known for her five-time National Championships, two-time North American Championships, and numerous podiums on World Cup circuit. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, July 22-24 at Gatekeeper’s Museum

Lake Tahoe Dance FestivalThe annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival takes place July 22-24, 2015 at Gatekeeper’s Museum. The Festival will get underway with a Gala Opening Night Celebration of dinner, a special performance, and a swing dance lesson for all. The following Main Stage performances will include free, educational pre-performance talks. read more →

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”We’re Jammin’: Bob Marley’s take on Life and Love” at SNC Jan 9

On Jan. 9, community members will explore relationships through the song lyrics of Bob Marley with Dr. Kim Bateman as part of the engaging Sierra College Insights series held on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.

From the blissful state of “One Love” to the impetus to “Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights,” many people have experienced relationships that transition from oneness to separation.

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An Evening with Skier Meghan Kelly at Tahoe Arts Haus & Cinema Jan 9

An Evening with Skier Meghan Kelly at Tahoe Arts Haus & Cinema Jan 9On the evening of Friday, January 9th at Tahoe Art Haus, Tahoe freeskier Meghan Kelly will entertain the North Tahoe community with a 2014 sailing and skiing expedition that began in Iceland and finished along the rugged southwest coast of Greenland. The trip was created in cooperation with the Climate Reality Project and Polar Bears International in order to document the severe climate change of the region.

Along the way Kelly and her team sought out first descents in a rarely accessible winter zone.   read more →

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“Collage” by Truckee High School Drama Club Jan 8-10

Fall Play Tahoe CultureMembers of the Truckee High School Drama Club have been rehearsing a collection of scenes and monologues, for months now and they are ready to share them with the community in a series of evening performances January 8, 9, and 10, 2015 at 7pm.

Works will include a number of monologues written by the actors themselves, as well as one-act plays and scenes. Refreshments will be on sale during intermission and there will also be raffle items available.  read more →

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Winter Trails Day at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area January 10

The 20th annual Winter Trails Day will be held January 10, 2015 at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in North Lake Tahoe.

Winter Trails Day is a nationwide event that celebrates snow sports and gives those new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits associated with these winter activities. Whether you are a novice or an expert, join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for one of two scheduled guided snowshoe hikes. read more →

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Adventurer Mike Libecki at Squaw Jan 15

Cory photo of Mike Libecki, rock climberOn Thursday, January 15th, 2014 Mike Libecki, rock climber of international fame and a National Geographic nominee for “Adventurer of the Year,” continues the series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

Now in it’s 9th year, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has become a staple seasonal event for North Tahoe’s skiing and climbing community. read more →

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Avalanche Education Classes

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works DroppingIf you explore the backcountry on skis, board or sled, or if you’re considering it as a new pastime, you don’t want to miss this FREE, three-part Avalanche Education Series at Tahoe Mountain Sports. Three separate, fun and educational events will bring the Tahoe-Truckee backcountry community together for experiences like no other, valued at: priceless. The cost to the public: free. A popular and credible guest speaker will be on-site to inform and entertain each night of the Series; look forward to learning directly from professional skiers, mountain guides and avalanche safety instructors, and local non-profits that work to keep you safe in the backcountry.

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Weather and Climate: Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada Dec 4

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Gary Bell skiing Mt TallacBenjamin Hatchett from the University of Nevada Reno, Nevada State Climate Office will present Weather and Climate: Investigating Past and Future Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Learn how the climate impacts our snow pack and adventures like this shot above Emerald Bay with Gary Bell or Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.

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Pretty Faces All Women’s Ski Flick Dec 7 at Tahoe Art Haus

Ingrid BackstromThe  Lake Tahoe premier of “Pretty Faces,” the first-ever crowd-sourced, crowd-funded, all-women’s ski movie, takes place on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 7pm at the Tahoe City Tahoe Art Haus Cinema.

Lynsey Dyer, a premier big mountain free skier and Eddie Bauer athlete, stars in the film and is the visionary behind the project.

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Chris Davenport at Squaw Dec 18

Faces-of-Dav_TMahon-9On Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Chris Davenport, extreme skier of international fame, will be the featured presenter at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

The Sierra Avalanche Center, Lake Tahoe’s local avalanche forecasting agency, is the beneficiary for Chris Davenport’s show on December 18th.

Davenport’s show “Lessons from the Mountains: The Art of Risk Management,” will discuss the important aspects of risk management as he takes the audience up and down the world’s highest peak, 29,029 foot Mt. Everest. read more →

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Peanut Cracker “The Story in Nut Shell” for Families

This is an absolutely DARLING 45 minute show. If you have never been to this, it’s a must do – especially if you like to see tiny little kids all dressed up in costumes doing their own version of ‘ballet’, accompanied by professional dancers as well.

The Sierra Nevada Ballet will present the popular “PEANUTCRACKER – The Story in Nut Shell” on Dec. 6 in the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Addicted To Life Dec 26 at Squaw

Addicted to Life at Squaw Dec 26Don’t miss “Addicted To Life” on December 26, 2014 premiering at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, sponsored by the Squaw Valley Institute.

Take a trip around the world to some of the most exotic locations and follow the best of the best Wing Suit Base Jumpers, skiers, surfers, BMX, skateboarders, kayakers and kite boarders on a quest to fulfill their addiction to life.

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Writers in the Woods Series at Sierra Nevada College

Shyra Tahoe Culture Writers-in-the-WoodsThe Sierra Nevada College English program brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for readings and book signings in intimate settings where audience members get to meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.

Readings are free and open to the public.

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26th Annual Chocolate, Wine & Roses Fundraiser Nov 8

The Tahoe Safe Alliance is holding the 26th Annual Chocolate, Wines and Roses Festival fundraiser on November 8th at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Like last year, the ladies are joining with Project MANA to ensure the North Lake Tahoe community needs are met.

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Women’s Wellness Weekend Nov 8-9

A collaboration of community medical doctors, health professionals and fitness instructors come together to provide a weekend on well-being, just for women.  The annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, 2014.

This favorite North Lake Tahoe event fuses Western practices with Eastern philosophy to offer a balanced weekend of information, inspiration, activities, food and wine, and local art too!

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Dave Nettle kicks off Alpenglow Sports Winter Films Nov 13

Climbing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.

On Thursday, November 13th, 2014 local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

Nettle will entertain the audience with scintillating images and entertaining ski touring tales from Europe’s Maurienne Alps. Home to some of the most amazing alpine ski mountaineering on earth, Nettle’s compelling imagery and comedic delivery from the French-Italian zone is not to be missed.

The show is free, with amazing raffle prizes from Sherpa Adventure Gear and LEKI. 100% of raffle proceeds benefit Disabled Sports Far West.

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Passport to Dining in Kings Beach Nov 13

It’s an annual North Lake Tahoe tradition, and a great party!

Get a taste of our local cuisine and regional wine during the annual Passport to Dining in Kings Beach held at the North Tahoe Events Center on November 13, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.

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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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Tahoe Cross Country Ski Swap Nov 15

Tahoe XCIt’s the biggest Nordic swap in North Lake Tahoe to find skate skis, classic skis, touring skis, backcountry and telemark gear, boots, poles, snowshoes, kid’s sleds, winter clothing, and more.

It’s also a major fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association based in Tahoe City.  The 15th Annual Cross Country Ski Swap takes place Saturday, November 15th, starting at 10 AM.

Free admission.

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Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back” Nov 28-29 at Squaw

iceland_mike arzt_Ticket to RideIt’s the official beginning of winter for many skiers and snowboarders.

Warren Miller’s 65th movie, No Turning Back, features big mountain skiing with local skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe at the most exotic settings imaginable.  No Turning Back pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller to every end of the winter world.

The movies show at Olympic Valley Inn Nov 28 and 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

 

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Tahoe City Oktoberfest Oct 4

Scarecrows on Parade Tahoe CityHead to North Lake Tahoe this October for Downtown Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest. In addition to boasting award winning dining, independent shops, a new cinema and affordable lodging, the Tahoe City Downtown Association presents Oktoberfest from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4.

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Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop Oct 4

Mark your calendars for the eleventh annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m.

Wine lovers, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers will once again indulge in delicious food samples paired with some of the finest vintages, as they shop and stroll in the historic western ski town of Truckee, Calif.

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Sierra Business Council Peak Innovation Conference Oct 8-10

SBC Peak Innovation ConferenceSustainable business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” at Granlibakken in Tahoe City from Oct. 8-10, 2014.

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“Are Books Dead?” with Gary Noy Oct. 10

Tahoe Culture Books are Not DeadExplore the past, present and future of publishing with retired Sierra College professor Gary Noy.

Noy, a published author, developed the only full-service academic press operated by a community college.

“Are Books Dead?” takes place October 10, from 7pm to 8:15pm at no cost.

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Fallen Leaf Creek Hike with Paul Ackerman Oct 14

Anita Baldwin Chimney Tahoe CultureFollow local historian Paul Ackerman on a 2.5 mile history hike on the Moraine Trail at Fallen Leaf lake.  Ackerman will discuss the history of the lake, the Anita Baldwin Estate and you’ll also see the spawning Kokanee Salmon on nearby Taylor Creek.

Meet at the Gatekeeper’s Museum on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 8:30 am when you’ll car pool to South Lake Tahoe. read more →

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“Some Thing Else” Ski Film featuring JP Auclair Oct 16 Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema

Noah Howell in Mineral Fork Wasatch UTRespect the mountains and hug your loved ones. In Memorian: JP Auclair, Andreas Fransson, Liz Daley

Get ready for skiing with “Some Thing Else” from Powderwhore Productions, capturing the steepest and deepest powder on the expeditions to the most remote mountain ranges on the planet.  Movie starts at 6pm on Thursday, October 16th at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema.

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Family Values at TERC Oct 16

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites the community to take a different approach to family values in a public presentation led by Dr. Rick Grosberg. The program will begin at 6 pm (happy hour begins at 5:30) on Thursday, October 16 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

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Project MANA Paella Dinner Oct 17

Paella Dinner by Deidre LedfordOn Friday, October 17, 2014, Chef Gerard Nebesky will prepare his award-winning Paella to raise funds for Project MANA.

Nebesky won “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on national television. With giant paella pans, he will recreate his winning dish for you – including vegans. He will delight your taste buds while he demonstrates the preparation of this classic dish from Spain. Attendees will also receive a free gift to take home!  read more →

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Annual Historical Haunted Walking Tour in Truckee Oct 16-17

Truckee’s fifth Historical Haunted Tour will thrill attendees on Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Tour celebrates bygone days in the bustling railroad town with captivating stories offering spooky and unexpected twists that will delight guests looking for a fun night out on the town.

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Know Your Park at CA 89 Oct 17

High-fives-Into-the-MindJoin the High Fives Foundation on Friday, October 17 for the world premiere of this year’s B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary “#KnowYourPark.” This movie premiere will also include two other High Fives original films, “The Giray Dadali Story” and “The Cody Walker Story.” Both Dadali and Walker are High Fives Athletes featured in #KnowYourPark. Their individual athlete films will be shown preceding the feature film to give the audience a better understanding of their background and connection with High Fives.

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Truckee River Day Oct 19

Grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring the family and friends out to help restore the Truckee River at the annual Truckee River Day on October 19, 2014 starting at 9 AM.

You will be near streams and meadows, working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more.

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Jeremy Jones Higher Oct 29 at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

Truckee big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones’ third film in his trilogy, Higher, will appear Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 pm at the Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema in Tahoe City.  The show starts at 7 PM.

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“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema Oct 31

Grab your boa and “Let’s do the Time Warp Again.” Frank-N-Furter! Brad and Janet! Rocky! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will air at the Tahoe Art Haus @ Cinema on Halloween, Oct. 31, 10 pm and 12 am.

Reserve your tickets now.

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Guitar Strings and Chicken Wings to raise money for TINS Sept 5

This is going to be fun folks. Six venues, six bands, six super-secret chicken wing recipes, all competing for your vote!

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) has teamed up with all of the Squaw Village restaurants to put on this fun, innovative event, pairing a battle of the bands with a chicken wing cook-off to help raise money for TINS.  Each venue will host a band and prepare a chicken wing recipe.  Guitar Strings and Chicken Wings takes place September 5, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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Dog Day in the Park at North Tahoe Regional Park Sept 7

All paws and hands are invited to the Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park groundbreaking ceremony at the North Tahoe Regional Park on Sept. 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. Get there early and enjoy Park’s festivities beginning at 11 a.m.

Dog Day in the Park is a dog-themed carnival with vendors, carnival booths, demonstrations, pet adoptions, BBQ, live music, and more. In addition, rabies vaccines and micro-chipping services will be offered at minimal cost. Funds raised at this event support the needs of all pets in our community. read more →

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