Leave the “pack” behind
That’s right, smokers, if you’ve been looking for a great time to start quitting that habit, join Mono and Inyo counties for this year’s edition of “The Great American Smokeout” on Nov. 15!
Quit for 24 hours with the rest of America and you just might be able to quit for good! Get a “Quit Kit” at the Mono or Inyo Co. Health Depts.
In Mammoth, turn in your pack and get a free turkey sandwich at Java Joint or Subway!
For more info: call the California Smokers’ Helpline at 800.NO.BUTTS!
Veterans Day celebration
Mono County invites veterans and their families to a celebration to honor their service to our country on Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in Fire Station #1 at 3150 Main St. in Mammoth. Breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by honors at 10 a.m. Info/RSVP: 760.934.6802, ext. 511.
Support nursing graduates
“Dine and Donate” at the Bistro @ Snowcreek Athletic Club in Mammoth on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to support your local nursing students! Live music, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards graduation expenses. Info/questions/donations: Sharon Harvey at 760.934.8511, ext. 112.
Wild and Scenic Festival
Friends of the Inyo hosts the popular Wild and Scenic Film Festival in the Eastern Sierra for a sixth year, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 6. Donation or membership renewal to FOI gets you a free ticket. Tix: $10 per person, per night, and start at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Mammoth Lakes, Edison Theatre; Saturday, Dec. 1, Bishop, Cerro Coso Community College; Thursday, Dec. 6, Lone Pine, Film Museum. Info: www.friendsoftheinyo.org or Cat at 760.873.6500.
Low income food distribution
Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action (Inc) IMACA will distribute USDA commodity meats, vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy products to low income residents of Inyo and Mono counties.
Times and sites:
Nov. 13: WALKER Senior Center @ 399 Mule Deer Rd., 1-2 p.m.; BRIDGEPORT Medical Clinic @ 221 Twin Lakes Rd., 2-3 p.m.; LEE VINING Presbyterian Church @ 126 Mono Lake Ave., 1-3 p.m.; JUNE LAKE Community Center @ 90 W. Granite Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Nov 14: MAMMOTH IMACA Office @ 625 Old Mammoth Rd. 9:30-11:30 a.m.; BENTON Community/Sr. Center @ 58869 Hwy 120, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; BISHOP Senior Center @ 506 Park Ave. 1-1:45 p.m.; BIG PINE Town Hall/Sr. Center @ 180 Dewey St. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; INDEPENDENCE Sierra Baptist Church @ 346 N. Edwards St. 9:30-11 a.m.; LONE PINE IMACA Office @ 120 S. Main Suite 9 noon-2 p.m.; CARTAGO at a house located at @ 211 N. Cartago St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and in DARWIN at the Community Library @ 335 1st Ave NW from 10 a.m.-noon.
Comedy Traffic School
The I’ll Never Speed Again Comedy Traffic School will be holding the only DMV approved class for traffic violators in the Eastern Sierras. Traffic school owner and stand up comedian Ken Harrison, will lead the session on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Church of Religious Science, 129 E. Line St. in Bishop.
Attending school dismisses a moving violation ticket from anywhere in the state, and keeps a motorist’s Good Driver insurance discount. Registration required; call 800.941.2687.
Hispanic Advisory Committee
The Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee has finalized plans for the next Town Hall meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m. @ the Grand Sierra Lodge, 1111 Forest Trail in the Village at Mammoth.
Presentations will be made by representatives from the Mexican Consulate, the Mono County Department of Health, the California Highway Patrol, and an immigration rights attorney who will speak on the Dream Act. There will also be an Open Forum for questions of representatives of these agencies, along with the MLPD and Mono County Sheriff’s Department.
Interpreters will be present and it will be possible for attendees to ask questions anonymously by way of using index cards. Food will be provided and there will be supervised child care.
There are a lot of new things happening at Grumpy’s Restaurant in Mammoth; new menu items, new carpet and even a new neighbor.
Grumpy’s Restaurant is now also home to Big Woolly Mammoth Tattoo (in back, by the red doors).
Next weekend (Nov. 16-18), as part of a grand opening celebration, Big Woolly is offering a $40, 2″ x 2″ tattoo special.
If you get a tattoo, enjoy happy hour prices all that same day at Grumpy’s.