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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Art exhibit featuring veterans coming to Truckee

Staff report

Image Nation, a new art installation featuring Nevada County veterans, comes to the Truckee Community Recreation Center March 10.

Image Nation is an initiative of the Nevada County Arts Council in partnership with Welcome Home Vets, funded in part by the California Arts Council and local contributions. The photographs — self portraits and pictures of veterans’ hands — are the result of a therapeutic workshop with veteran and master photographer Michael Llewellyn.

The gallery will hang in the Community Recreation Center starting March 10 through June, and was previously featured in the Nevada City Rood Center last year.

Along with the artistic value of the collection, Image Nation helps veterans express themselves and connect with each other and society, a key element in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Llewellyn will attend the exhibit opening on March 10, 5-7 p.m., at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. The exhibit opening is free and open to public.

Llewellyn will host a series of nine veteran photography workshops in 2017.

Email Eliza Tudor at eliza@nevadacountyarts.org or Julie Carrara at jcarrara@welcomehomevets.org to learn more.

Final Winter Film Series session is Thursday

Alpenglow Sports will host the fourth and final installment of the 11th annual Winter Film Series, part of the larger nine-day Alpenglow Mountain Festival, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards will present “Everest No Filter: Success and Failure Climbing Without Oxygen to the Roof of the World.”

In May of 2016, Ballinger and Richards embarked on an oxygen-less ascent of the world’s tallest peak, 29, 320-foot Mt. Everest. Their story, documented in real time on the social media platform Snapchat, is a tale of success, failure and personal growth.

Ballinger, owner of Alpenglow Expeditions, initially achieved high-altitude mountain-fame as the only American to ski two 8,000-meter peaks. He is also the first person to summit three 8,000-meter peaks within a three-week period.

Richards, a climber and visual storyteller, was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and beyond.

To date, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has raised over $90,000 for the North Lake Tahoe non-profit community. Come early for drink specials and good seating. The show begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 for further details.

Free talk: A Taste of Intuitive Eating

Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Do you listen and respond to your body’s cues of hunger and fullness?

Can you distinguish between physical hunger and emotional drive to eat?

If not, you can learn to make peace with food and give yourself unconditional permission to eat with Intuitive Eating. Learn to honor your hunger and taste buds.

Find out how to respect your fullness, knowing you can eat again. Discover satisfaction and pleasure when you choose what, when and where to eat. Learn to separate hunger from boredom eating.

With Intuitive Eating, you can be free of dieting forever! The Free Community Health Talk featuring Betsy Taylor, RD, takes place Thursday, March 9, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. at Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee; and at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Sports Performance at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

For more information and to register, call 530-587-3769.

SnowFest! 2017 kicks off March 3

SnowFest! 2017 is returning to North Lake Tahoe for its 36th year on March 3-12 across the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

The opening weekend starts Thursday, March 2, with the kick-off party at Gar Woods Restaurant in Carnelian Bay, starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include live music by jazz-funk band Groove Foundry, the crowning of the SnowFest Queen, raffle prizes and more.

There is a lot to look forward to on this year’s calendar; the annual favorites are back such as the Polar Bear Swim, Bar Olympics, and the parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach.

For more information and to see a complete list of events, visit the organization’s website at http://www.tahoesnowfest.org.