Last Wednesday, Sandii Castleberry and Paul Carman performed a music program for Idyllwild School students. The Art Alliance of Idyllwild funded and organized the event as part of its mission to keep all art forms alive here in Idyllwild.
Photo by Zack Steinhaus.

Mandy Johnson stands before her drawing “California Sunset.” Johnson is the new artist at the Courtyard Gallery where the show opened last weekend.
Photo by Peter Szabadi

Caryn Gilbert’s art is on display at the Town Bakery.
Photo by Peter Szabadi

Idyllwild School students took advantage of last week’s Book Fair to buy new reading material before summer arrives. Photo by Amy Righetti

Storytime on Monday, March 13, at the Idyllwild Library was about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. In the picture, Mary Zimmerman (right) and Susan Righetti instruct their enthusiastic charges in the fine art of dancing an Irish jig.
Photo by Marshall Smith
Last week, Buzz Holmes (left) was the speaker at the Idyllwild Rotary Club meeting. Holmes has been the music teacher at Idyllwild School for more than two generations of students, as well as being the artistic director of the Idyllwild Master Chorale. He receives a thank you from President Roland Gaebert. Photo by Chuck Weisbart
Matilda Terry received the Rotary Club’s seventh-grade Citizen of the Year award from Scott Fisher at a recent meeting. She is the daughter of Shane Terry and Wendi Strebe of Idyllwild.
Photo by Thom Wallace
Rotary International of Idyllwild held a ribbon cutting for the Idyllwild Brewpub Monday morning. Brewpub employees in center around scissors are (from left) Don Put (head brewer), Geoff Brown (executive chef) holding Olivia Brown (mascot), Ivan Borntrager (assistant brewer, peaking over Geoff’s left shoulder), and Lori and Frank Ferro (owners). Seated Rotarians (from left) are President Roland Gaebert and Charlie Wix. Rotarians standing are (from left) Chuck Weisbart (partly showing), Doug Austin, Kay Wanner, Steve Espinosa, Danny Richardson, Earl Parker, Dennis Dunbar, Mel Goldfarb, unidentified, Terry Kurr and Reba Coulter. Photo by Thom Wallace
David Reid-Marr, Visual Arts chair at Idyllwild Arts Academy, was the Spotlight on Leadership series speaker Monday. Here, he talks about a student’s art.
Photo by Peter Szabadi
On Saturday, the Brothers Reed — Don and Dennis — performed Americana music at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery. Photo by Peter Szabadi
Last weekend, Idyllwild Arts Academy drama students presented “Who’s There? The reimagining of Hamlet?” Photo by Peter Szabadi
Among the many Idyllwild Art Academy fashion designers and models who participated in Saturday’s Fashion Show for the HELP Center were (from left) Helena Yi, Patrick Yang and Kate Protasova. The event was held at Idyllwild Pines Camp.  Photo by Peter Szabadi
Last weekend was the Upcycle Fashion Show and Tsz Ching Wong was the winner of the Best Upcycle Design. The show benefited the Idyllwild HELP Center. Photo by Peter Szabadi
Besides books and reading material, Thursday night offered Idyllwild School parents dinner for Family Night.
Photo by Amy Righetti
Melody Johnston of Middle Ridge Winery and Tasting Gallery presented Facebook marketing training to members of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild last week.
Photo by Peter Szabadi