Miriam Gomberg (Art by Mimi G) will have her first solo exhibition and sale of her paintings with the theme of women and burlesque on Feb. 25 from noon-6pm at Natasha’s World Jewelry, 5136 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno.
TAMBA is having a fundraiser Feb. 26 where Chris McNamara will show videos from some of the first wingsuit BASE jumps off major U.S. cliffs — and the 80-plus El Capitan climbing ascents that led to them.
Every dollar raised will build one foot of trail at Fallen Leaf Lake and Angora Ridge this summer.
Tickets are $25 and 100 percent of the money goes to the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association to build trails. A limited number of tickets are available online.
Door open upstairs at Blue Angel Cafe in South Lake Tahoe at 6:30pm, show at 7pm, raffle at 8pm, silent auction closes at 8:30pm.
What’s in the future for Social Security and Medicare and how might changes in the Affordable Care Act affect your Medicare coverage?
Those topics will be discussed in a community presentation on Feb. 27 at 5:30pm in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Kathleen Newton will describe the current structure and financing of the Social Security and Medicare systems, and provide information about current congressional legislative initiatives that may affect both programs.
Newton, who works with the National Committee to Protect Social Security & Medicare, is a former journalist and newspaper publisher. A question-and-answer session will follow her presentation.
The free event is sponsored by the South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club.
Brian Turner will share his unique talent as the next Writer in the Woods installment, with a free reading on March 3 from 7-9pm at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.
In addition to being the creative writing director at Sierra Nevada College, Turner is the author of two collections of poetry: “Here, Bullet” (2005) and “Phantom Noise” (2010), which was short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize in England. His poetry and essays have been published in the New York Times,National Geographic, Poetry Daily, Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and other journals.
Turner earned an MFA from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division (1999-2000). Turner was featured in the documentary film “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience”, which was nominated for an Academy Award.