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

Line Dance Classes for All Ages Wednesdays with Michelle

It’s lots of fun and a great workout.

Starting May 7, 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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Spring Sugar Pine Plantings

Sugar-Pine-Planting-at-Lake-TahoeHelp the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines.

Sugar pines and other white pines are plagued by a non-native invasive pathogen. White pine blister rust kills about 90% of sugar pines it infects. Scientists and restoration managers have agreed that the only effective restoration strategy is to identify seed trees resistant to the rust and plant their progeny. That is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.

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Book Art and Community at Bona Fide Books

Book Art by Bona Fide BooksCreate art for books, cards or any medium at Bona Fide Books in Meyers. Books in this photo were made by Karen Cutter.

Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.

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TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe April 5

Telefest Tahoe CultureSkip the gym. Head to the Annual TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 5th for a day of thigh pumping, and bun burning.

Experience Tahoe’s tele-culture with clinics, Bluegrass music, races, equipment demos, raffle prizes and seasonal brews at Tahoe’s biggest telemark event.

And remember: Drop knees not bombs. Free your heel and your mind will follow.

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Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Party April 5

The Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Party will be held at the Heavenly Village at Stateline on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 6 pm.

Live music, dancing, chances to win Heavenly-Northstar-Kirkwood season passes, and good times for a good cause.

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South Lake Tahoe Museum Cultural Heritage Events

0357 Tallac CasinoLong time locals and the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum will take you on a memorable adventure through Lake Tahoe history with a series of events in South Lake Tahoe, April 12, 2014 through August 7, 2014.

Events sell out quickly, so act now or you’ll be history!

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Buckle Up Big Air in Memory of Greg Smith April 12

Skiers and snowboarders will unite to throw down on a custom slopestyle course in memory of Sierra Freestyle Skier, Greg Smith, and to spread Seatbelt Safety Awareness at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Come out and enjoy the fun.  Competitions, a big BBQ, music and lots of great raffle prizes will take place at Sierra on April 12, 2014.

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Poets June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington at LTCC April 24

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The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series is celebrating National Poetry Month on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Aspen Room with poets June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington.

These award-winning poets will read from their works, engage the audience with a Q and A, and sign copies of their books. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. read more →

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South Lake Tahoe Earth Day April 26

Connect with community and honor mother Earth at the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 26, from 10am to 4pm at the Bijou Community Park.

Bring your dancing shoes because Ryan Palmer, the Lake Tahoe DJ, and Lonesome Locomotive will set the stage for juggling, dancing, stilt-walking, and aerial performances with the Willy Woggle Circus.  Free admission, and don’t forget to ride your bike!

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South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library Events

It’s not just a library, it’s becoming the place for kids of all ages to read, learn about the Lake Tahoe environment, make crafts, discuss books with friend, read with dogs, join a Lego building party, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.

Check out the 2014 event schedule.

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Mom’s Morning Out at LTCC May 3

Lola Love of My LifeMoms of all ages are invited to enjoy a free morning of education, inspiration and relaxation on Saturday, May 3 from 8am to 11:30am at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Moms rock, especially this amazing woman who worked full time as a Registered Nurse for over 50 years, and raised 6 kids and one husband.  ♥

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Spring Birds of Hope Valley May 6

Discover dabblers, divers, and other feathered friends on an early morning walk with guide and historian, William Tweed at Sorensen’s Resort on May 6, 2014.  Renowned writer and former chief naturalist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, William is steeped in the knowledge of the Sierra environment.

Catch birds in their native habitat, while having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show. read more →

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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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Historic Emigrant Trail Tour through Hope Valley June 22-Oct 6

john-fremont-carsonPeople continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed.

Highly acclaimed historian Frank Tortorich will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route in beautiful Hope Valley, June 22 through October 6, 2014. The activities start with a free slide show and diary readings the night before and all guests are welcome.

Don’t miss this moment to walk with a historian who knows every inch of this special place.

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Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada July 6 with Kim Chatfield

Ever think of the Sierra as a medicine cabinet? In fact, the surrounding Lake Tahoe mountains are chock-full of surprisingly healthful plants and flowers.

Join Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medicinal plants expert, on an easy walk through magical Hope Valley at Sorensen’s Resort near South Lake Tahoe on July 6, 2014 from 10am to 1pm.

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Tahoe Derby Dames

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

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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Still Life With Iris at LTCC March 14-23

Still Life with Iris Tahoe CultureThe Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College presents the fantasy/adventure Still Life With Iris March 14-23 in the Duke Theatre.

Written by Steven Dietz, this award-winning play chronicles a young girl’s quest to regain her memory, her past, and with them, her home. read more →

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 27

Tahoe Culture Wild and Scenic Film FestivalJoin the Sierra Nevada Alliance on March 27, 2014 when they host award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been inspiring attendees to take action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world.   The festival starts at 7pm at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe.

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TAP presents Golden Bough March 27

Golden Bough Tahoe CultureTahoe Arts Project is pleased to present acclaimed Celtic trio, Golden Bough on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 PM at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Set sail for the land of freedom and opportunity in the spirited concert, America Bound which pays homage to America’s Irish and Scottish roots, with songs and instrumental music. read more →

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Gunbarrel 25 at Heavenly March 29

GB 25 Glen Plake by Heavenly Ski ResortDo laps all day with Glen Plake at his 9th annual mogul marathon on one of North America’s toughest black-diamond bump runs, Gunbarrel, at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe.

GB25 takes place Saturday, March 29, 2014. ♦

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Sierra Stories by Gary Noy May 20

SierraStories405Author and Sierra Nevada Native, Gary D. Noy, will launch his newest book, Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, at the South Lake Tahoe Library May 20, 2014 at 6pm. read more →

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Dancing With The Tahoe Stars: A Fundraiser for TAP March 8

1901604_648092158583360_776265253_nTickets are on sale now for the second annual Dancing With The Tahoe Stars. This very special event will take place on Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater. read more →

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Pi Day Fun Run with Tahoe Mountain Milers March 14

Tahoe Mountain MilersThis fun loving group of runners is at it again.  Any reason to run together is the goal, so they’ve created the Pi Day Fun Run, on 3.14, that’s March 14, 2014, get it.

Distance: 3.14 miles. Goal: finish in 30 minutes and 14 seconds. The brainchild of their (fun) run coordinator, Abbey Murray, this run is ALL ABOUT FUN. The Winner gets a Pie and all runners eat pizza pie! read more →

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Golden Girls Olympican Party March 15

WelcomeHome_SierrasGoldenGirlsSouth Lake Tahoe will honor its three USA Olympic team members who train at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

Way to go girls!!!

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Snowshoe Cocktail Races at the Beacon March 15

snowshoe coctail racesAs if running in snowshoes isn’t hard enough.  Add a tray of cocktails and the race is on.

The Beacon Bar & Grill at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe is holding its infamous snowshoe cocktail race on March 15, 2014 at 7pm.

Winter is happening at Lake Tahoe.  Grab your skis or snowboard or rent them, and get to a resort or take the dog on a cross country ski or snowshoe trek today before heading to the Beacon.

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Free TRT Snowshoe Hikes

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. From ice falls on the new Van Sickle State Park trail, to full moon hikes on Mount Rose, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail.  These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.

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Pints & Paddles on MS Dixie Jan 8 – March 19, 2014

Ike and Martin Tahoe CultureYou’ve never been on the lake?

Here’s your chance every Wednesday, January 8, 2014 through March 19, 2014

Get a 1.5 hour cruise, live music with Ike and Martin, and a beer for just $10.

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Annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country, Ski, Snowshoe Tour March 1

From 1856 to 1876 Snowshoe Thompson made 90 mile ski treks over snowdrifts up to 50 feet high through blizzards with 80 mph winds, to deliver mail between California and Nevada over the Sierra Nevada.

Try longboards and learn about our legendary mountain man at the Annual Snowshoe Thompson Tour on Saturday, March 1st at Hope Valley.  The fun starts at 9am and please wear your best 1850s outfit.

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Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly

Join a US Forest Service ranger for an interpretive tour over the snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm., Jan. 17-April 11, 2014.

The tour explores the natural and cultural history of the Lake Tahoe Basin, highlighting topics such as water quality, watershed restoration, habitat improvement, fire and fuels management and responsible recreation. Both intermediate level skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to join. read more →

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Random Acts of Improv at LTCC Feb 21

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, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre.  Tickets are just $5 at the door.

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John Rice and Brothers perform at Sierra-at-Tahoe Feb 22

John-Rice-singing-at-SierraJohn Rice, GM of Sierra-at-Tahoe, will perform in the Sierra Pub on February 22, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm with The Rice Brothers.

The live show is free and sure to help you work out those tired ski muscles.  Sing and toast the leading ladies of Sierra-at-Tahoe, that would be our very own Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter, on a job well done in Russia. Way to go girls!

Sing along to your favorites songs and suggest a few for the crew as you share a brew to last the whole night through.

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Storm Over Tahoe, I mean Everest Feb 28

storm_over_everestLake of the Sky Outfitters will be showing the film “Storm over Everest” on Friday February 28th at 7:00pm. Perfect timing for two big storms hitting Tahoe this week.

Bring it!

This gripping story is about the 1996 tragedy on Mt. Everest which was originally chronicled in the book “Into Thin Air”. Produced by American climber and film maker David Breashears who was on the mountain as the events unfolded on that fateful night and participated in the rescue attempts. He takes us back to the mountain and also interviews survivors of the event. read more →

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Tahoe Dance Band at Senior Center Feb 28

Tahoe Dance BandPut on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on February 28, 2014 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.  The band plays at the Senior Center, on the last Friday of every month.

The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas.   Click here to listen to them now! read more →

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Sketching in the Sierra with John Muir Laws Feb 2 in Hope Valley

Keeping a nature sketchbook is a great way to deepen awareness, discovery, and memories of our environment while enjoying the outdoors.

Join naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws, for a sketching in nature workshop on February 2, 2014 at Sorensen’s Resort that will inspire you to head outdoors with sketchbook in hand.

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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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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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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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Pony Express Re-Ride through South Lake Tahoe

The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time.

Since the time may vary based on the full moon, riders and horses, click here for updates.

The annual re-ride is a 10-day, 24-hour per day, non-stop event with 500 riders and horses riding the 1,966 mile route. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation, even surpassing the famed Iditarod. read more →

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Take the plunge March 29 to benefit Special Olympics Tahoe

If you’ve always wanted to jump in the lake during the winter, here’s your chance.

Don’t miss the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, March 29th at Zephyr Cove Resort in South Shore.

And it’s for a great cause.

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National Winter Trails Day January 11

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), Sugar Pine Foundation and Explore Tahoe for a 3 mile hike through Van Sickle State Park on Saturday, January 11th, between 10AM and 1 PM for its annual National Winter Trails Day extravaganza.

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Winter Wildlife Survival with TINS Jan 22

TINS Winter Brids of the RegionHave you ever wondered what our animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe bears really hibernate? Exactly what IS hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?

Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for Winter Wildlife Survival on January 22, 2014 in South Shore for a slide show and fascinating presentation.  read more →

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Smile! It’s the 27th Annual Santa Paws Photo Fundraiser Dec 7 to Keep Tahoe Kind

Santa DogThe annual Santa Paws Photo Fundraiser for the Lake Tahoe Humane Society will be held December 7, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.

For just $20, your pet will receive multiple poses with Tahoe’s original Santa Dog on a photo CD plus a raffle ticket. Bows and antlers are provided for photos if desired. read more →

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Santa Drops into Meyers Tree Lighting Dec. 6

The third annual Meyers Tree Lighting will be held Friday. Dec. 6, 2013 from 5-7 pm in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. The Christmas fire truck and Santa, via the Cal Star helicopter, will return and music will be added to the mix.

Complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. The event is free and open to the public. read more →

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Benefit Women at Zawadisha’s Annual Holiday Bazaar at Bona Fide Books Dec 7

Tahoe-based nonprofit – The Zawadisha Fund – is teaming up again with Bona Fide Books to offer an opportunity to shop locally while having global impact this holiday season.

Connect with contemporary local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at the 3rd Annual Zawadisha Holiday Bazaar on Sat., Dec. 7th, from 10am-3pm at Bona Fide Books,1069 Magua Street in Meyers, CA. All vendor space fees benefit the Zawadisha Fund. read more →

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For the Love of Music by Tahoe Choir Dec 7 & 8

The Tahoe Choir’s 42nd annual Christmas Concert will feature “For the Love of Music” on December 7 and 8, 2013.

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Holiday in History at So Lake Tahoe Museum December 7-8

Tahoe Culture Vintage ChristmasStep back in time and into the South Lake Tahoe Museum for its annual Holiday in History event Saturday, December 7th from 11am-7pm and Sunday, December 8th from 11am-3pm.

The doors to history and the holiday spirit kick off with free refreshments around the Victorian tree, calls to Santa’s helpers at the North Pole, and tours of the 1930′s log cabin, fully furnished with bedroom and bath in the loft, a reliable tenant and BMP complete!  read more →

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Winter Solstice Dance Retreat Dec 14

Ann ThennesThe Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold a one-day “Aligning with the Winter Solstice” Dance Retreat on December 14, 2013 from 10am to 4pm working with the mystery and magic of conscious dance, dancing with and honoring the returning of the light.

The retreat will be a day of dance journeys, movement, and meditation to dance and align ourselves with and honor the energies of winter, grounding ourselves for the holidays, dancing the original meaning of this time of season.  It’s a day of celebrating the ancient ritual of the Winter Solstice. read more →

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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Dec 14 at MontBleu

Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 14, 2013 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.

Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases clips from the best action sports films of the year, along with theatrical stunts and jaw-dropping imagery by Aurora photos and lots of prizes and tributes to our mountain culture.

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David Foster at So Lake Tahoe Library Dec 10

David_Foster_Lake_Tahoe_StudioThe Friends of the South Lake Library will host David Foster, international artist and sculptor specializing in traditional and contemporary fine art applications, on December 10, 2013 at 6pm.

Foster will share with us his life in the little Tuscan town of Pietrasanta, Italy as he follows in the footsteps of Michelangelo. read more →

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Winter Wine Walk at Heavenly Village Dec 12

Toast our town with the local shops and art galleries at the Heavenly Village during the Winter Wine Walk party on December 12th, from 5:30-8:30pm.

With your Wine Walk passport, you’ll get raffle tickets and a wine glass for tastings during your tour of 15 businesses. Free valet parking is included for this Tahoe Chamber Business After Hours Mixer (BAHM!)

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