Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Bear Hug Around the Lake and Beats for Bears Sept 9

Posted on August 30, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Sunny, Butterscotch, Charlie, Matchless and his brother, Kingsbury, Verdi and Little Girl, are just a few who have lost their lives.

To raise public awareness of how to live in harmony with Tahoe’s iconic black bears, a team of cyclist will be giving bear hugs on September 9th at spots around Lake Tahoe as part of Tahoe Expo. Those gathered at Sand Harbor for Beats for Bears will receive the hug and pass it along. The cyclists will arrive between 1 and 3 pm when Liz Broscoe will be holding the community drum circle.

With a professional drumming career spanning over thirty years, Broscoe’s diverse rhythmic adventures began at the early age of ten. Since 2000, Liz has taught West African Djembe & Dununs, Afro-Cuban conga and drum set classes throughout Tahoe.  Through her company, Drumchik Productions, Liz offers a variety of adult classes and workshops, children’s educational programs, performances and inspirational presentations like Beats for Bears. is sponsoring Bear Hug Around the Lake and Beats 4 Bears community drum circle in conjunction with Sustainable Tahoe’s Expo at the Sand Harbor Amphitheater.  Each person can make a difference in conserving and protecting this valuable resource. Some of our bears were killed legally by hunters, others both legally and illegally for the simple act of being hungry and seeking food in neighborhoods. Their stories will be told.

This event is free and open to the public. Please take alternative transportation to Sand Harbor, and why not join the hugging cyclists and ride your bike!

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