Home Art & Culture On The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: July 14, 2016 Art & CultureOn The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: July 14, 2016 By Idyllwild Town Crier - July 14, 2016 2544 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Grupo Bohemio, the opening act of the 17th Idyllwild Summer Concert Series, presented their exciting mix of Latin and American rock that got most concert-goers on their feet and delighted. Preceding Bohemio was the Stone Creek Stompers featuring Sandii Castleberry. Bohemio was a fine start for the concerts that will take place on the next seven Thursday nights.Photo by Tom Kluzak A super-sized game of Candyland was played July 7 at the Idyllwild Library.Photo by Chandra Lynn Idyllwild author Eduardo Santiago kicked off the sixth-annual Idyllwild Authors Series with Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, author of “Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression.” Danquah was born in Ghana and came to the United States at the age of 6. She related her many challenges as an author, mother and a black woman who was “supposed to be strong” but suffered from a debilitating disease. The series is Sundays at Café Aroma starting at 4 pm. More information can be found at penusa.org/idyllwild-2016. Laser pointers and red lights leave traces on the ground and in the sky as Amanda Allen, park interpreter at the Idyllwild Nature Center, and Ryan Strickland, Nature Center volunteer and teacher at Idyllwild Arts Academy, explain the mysteries of the skies at the special stargazing program held at Idyllwild County Park Campground on Friday evening.Photo by Tom Kluzak The two new Art Alliance of Idyllwild board members are Jacque Swerdfeger and Zack Steinhaus. Steinhaus is past-president for the Royal Pines Homeowners Association, and led security for Animal Rescue Friends. Prior to moving to Idyllwild, he had been a teacher since 1980, the last 21 years of his career as a vice principal of vocational education. Swerdfeger also is a retired teacher. A self-taught artist, she learned to paint while living an isolated existence in the outback of Australia. Her 23 years in education included developing an art curriculum for homebound senior adults. As a trainer she also helped secure government contracts and mentored teachers through workshops at San Diego State University.Photo by Shanna Robb Famous Idyllwild actor Conor O’Farrell served as emcee at Wine in the Pines on Saturday, July 9, a fundraiser for the Idyllwild Community Fund held on the grounds of the Rainbow Inn. O’Farrell is preparing to attract more bids for his offer of a chance to have dinner with him and his wife, Holly. (He removed his shirt.) ICF raised several thousand dollars, including $500 for the opportunity to dine and to converse with the O’Farrells.Photo by Tom Kluzak Fritz Coleman, NBC-4 weathercaster and popular stand-up comic, shared his humor at Uncle B’s Smokin’ BBQ Saturday, July 9.Photo byChandra Lynn LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.