Pep rally for Brian Venneman
A Pep Rally and Fundraising event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Convict Lake Resort for local Brian Venneman. The public is invited to turn out and “give Brian some muscle to get him through his next round of cancer treatments.”
Dinner is from 5:30-9 p.m., tix $30/person, including a raffle and music courtesy of Lava Moon. The event is co-sponsored by Convict Lake Resort, Lava Moon, The Sheet and Mammoth Brewing Company. RSVP to Jen Heintzelman, 760.709.1507.
Cervosek opens CMU season
Chamber Music Unbound opens its 2012-13 winter season with “Fantasia”, performed by the resident Felici Piano Trio and renowned violinist, Corey Cerovsek. He performs on the “Milanollo” Stradivarius, made in 1728, which has also been played by Christian Ferras, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Nicolò Paganini. The program features Clara Schumann’s “Piano Trio,” “Fantasy by Franz Schubert and Antonín Dvorak’s “Piano Quartet, opus 87.”
There is a special pre-concert performance by young musicians Sophia Schuldt, Arianna Pope, Rachel Molina and Christopher Molina from the “Honors Strings” program, playing Franz Schubert’s “Moment Musical.”
Performances on Friday, Sept. 28, at Bishop Union High School, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cerro Coso College in Mammoth, at 7:30 p.m. nightly.Tix ($25/adult, $17/senior and $7/student) available at www.ChamberMusicUnbound.org, at the Booky Joint, The Inyo Council for the Arts or at the door
Fee free public lands day
The U.S. Forest Service waiving fees on Saturday, Sept. 29, in recognition of National Public Lands Day.
Locally, Inyo National Forest day-use fees will be waived at South Tufa in the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile, and Schulman Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Fees regularly collected at these sites contribute significantly to improving facilities and vistor services in the specific area where fees are collected.
Visit the brand new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center at Schulman Grove, which opened on Sept. 1, with inside and outside interpretive exhibits, a 28 seat theater, a bookstore run by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and an art gallery. This fall only, the spectacular artwork of the finalists in the Bristlecone Art Competion are on display, including the winning watercolor by Mary Ann Thomas.
Fees remain in effect for overnight camping and wilderness permits.
Walks to Devils Postpile
Join a Ranger from Devils Postpile National Monument for a 1-hour, 1-mile walk, that includes topics such as wildlife, resource conservation, and the geology of the Devils Postpile formation. Walks begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the Devils Postpile Ranger Station. Info/directions, call the Devils Postpile Ranger Station at 760.934.2289.
Flu clinics in Mono County
The Mono County Health Department is holding community flu clinics throughout the county. In addition, most pharmacies and health care providers also have flu vaccine available.
GET VACCINATED! Protect yourself, your family, co-workers, neighbors and the community from this year’s strains. Clinics this week:
Tuesday,Oct. 2, @ Paradise Fire Station, 4:30-5:45 p.m., and Swall Meadows Fire Station 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, @ Mammoth Elementary School, 4-7 p.m.
Shots: $10 adults, ages 19 and older, $2 ages 6 months to 18. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available. Free with Medicare Part B card.
Firewood in Mammoth Basin
The Inyo National Forest will hold a one-time only special opportunity for personal use fuelwood collection in the Mammoth Lakes Basin during the weekend of Sept. 28-30. The area will open at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days. A vehicle checkpoint will be established on Lake Mary Road, above the junction with Old Mammoth Road. Check in before cutting fuelwood, and check out with fuelwood at this point.
Must have a valid 2012 personal use fuelwood permit to collect dead and down material only. Permittees will be required to park along the shoulder of Lake Mary Road during collecting, and will not be permitted to drive off-road. Gathering will be permitted only outside of developed recreation sites. No firewood cutting allowed at campgrounds, lodges, resorts, recreation cabins, the pack station, or any other developed site. All other wood cutting regulations are in effect. No firewood cutting permitted on private land, and the public is asked to avoid trespass on private property at Pokonobe Lodge.
Fuelwood permits may be purchased at local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers. Fee: $15/cord, two cord minimum. The Inyo National Forest will institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based on daily activity. Call 760.873.2555 for shut down days.