The Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive presents the celebration of Smokey Bear’s 65th birthday; as part of the festivities, Sue Houser, the author of “Hot Foot Teddy: The True Story of Smokey Bear,” will read and sign her books. The event will also include cake served at noon and an appearance from Smokey the Bear himself, so bring your camera! For more info, please visit You can also read our story, posted August 5.