Big Bear, Ca, February 9, 2011, 8:00am – Friends and family of long time Big Bear Local and environmental activist Jim Otterstrom, are celebrating his life on Sunday, February 20th. Jim passed under the night sky in Utah on January 22, 2011. To celebrate Jim’s life, the community of Big Bear Lake is joining together for a night of words and music, entitled Otter-Strum, at Wyatt’s inside the Big Bear Lake Convention Center at 4:00pm. A wide variety of Jim’s musician friends are coming together to throw him a grand celebration. Roach and Byl Carruthers who front the Southern California band Café R&B, along with an extensive line-up of musicians will be in attendance for the Otter-Strum to ensure the blues and other genres are represented. Jim’s family also invites friends and acquaintances to share their thoughts throughout the celebration. There is no charge for admittance, and in lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to help the family defer the costs related to the loss of their patriarch.