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Eastern Sierra News for July 18, 2024





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A guitar strums, and a magical clear voice layers over the chords. You put your head back and close your eyes, only to open them and catch the alpine glow on the Sierra peaks. Does that sound like a perfect Eastside summer night? That’s because it is!

On Friday August 16th, local nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be hosting musical duo Chris Webster and Nina Gerber for a summer garden concert in Round Valley. Their stage will be set in Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Executive Director Kay Ogden’s own garden, for an intimate musical experience beneath the backdrop of the Sierra. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and music will play until dusk. Tickets cost $35 and can be reserved by visiting There will be limited space at the event, so make sure to secure your ticket before they run out!

Seb Guitar Fest
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Chris Webster and Nina Gerber’s sharp, folksy music pairs perfectly with the visual electricity of a Sierra sunset. Chris’s graceful and clear voice complements her powerful and passionate songwriting. Nina’s guitar has been described as smokey, precise, and full of the licks you love to hear. They create an exquisite pair, and have played together throughout their long careers. They improvise, joke, break out new material, and keep a space full of spark. With all that, they’ll surely take your soul on a journey.

As the duo plays, our local friends with Piñon Pizza will be crafting delicious handmade creations filled with fresh ingredients and then wood-fired for concertgoers. They’ll be available for purchase at the event along with wine from Sonoma Wine Company and locally-brewed beer, all at a no-host bar.

There will be limited seating available with advance notice; otherwise, guests are asked to bring their own chairs so that they may sit while enjoying the food and the concert. In order to keep the event environmentally-friendly, concertgoers may also bring their own cups and dishware. There will be limited parking, so guests are encouraged to carpool and are advised that the event may include a short walk from a parking area to the private garden concert. The venue may require some walking on uneven lawn.

More information is available at Questions may be directed to Kristen Pfeiler, Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] or 760-873-4554.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to conserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical and watershed values. To learn more about ESLT’s ongoing work and how to get involved, please visit


‘Crayons and Paints: Art in Nature’

Eastern Sierra Land Trust to host a free morning of creatively exploring nature on August 10th, filled with educational games, colorful art projects, and live-painting with local artist Lynn Marit Peterson.

With school out and summer almost halfway through, families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and active – and local nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is offering a great opportunity to do just that.

On August 10th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., families with children between the ages of 5 and 12 can join ESLT’s free “Crayons & Paint: Art in Nature” event and have fun getting creative in nature.

There, kids and parents will team up to play games that teach about local wildlife, animal tracks, native plants and more. At an open-art station, everyone can get creative and a little messy as they work on unique art projects, including special clay leaf prints. Local artist Lynn Marit Peterson will be there to create a one-of-a-kind live painting inspired by the beautiful Eastern Sierra scenery. After the day’s activities, participants are invited to enjoy an optional picnic lunch in the shade. Everyone will leave with an activity book so they can keep the outdoor fun and learning going all summer long!

Crayons & Paint will take place at Karen’s Preserve, a 33-acre parcel of land on the Sierra slopes overlooking Crowley Lake. Thanks to community support, this scenic spot was protected forever in 2008 by Eastern Sierra Land Trust with funding from the California Wildlife Conservation Board so that it may forever provide important habitat for mule deer, birds and other wildlife. The Preserve is named in honor of Karen Ferrell-Ingram, an inspiring and influential local who played a central role in Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s foundation.

Guests should bring their own lunch to Karen’s Preserve on August 10th if they plan to stay for the picnic, and are asked to please leave dogs at home. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians, and anyone else with little loved ones are invited to join for this fun morning. Community members without children are encouraged to join Crayons & Paint as a volunteer, where they can help organize and run activities. To learn more, please contact Marie using the contact information below.

Attendance is limited! Anyone interested in joining this event should sign up before August 3rd by contacting Marie Ring, ESLT Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member at [email protected] or (760) 873 – 4554.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to conserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values. To learn more about ESLT’s work and how to get involved, please visit


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