Post Office Prettying
Post Office Beautification volunteers, here we go! Winter may be nearly over. Dare we hope? Meanwhile, the P.O. community garden is almost snow-free and spring bulbs are blooming already trying to make up for lost time.
Come out and pitch in during a spring work party on May 15, starting around 9 a.m. (Elizabeth Tenny will be there even earlier.) Any time and help you can donate will be appreciated.
The task this year: mostly seed sowing, followed by topper spreading. Dandelion digging may not be the tough chore it was last year if we can get out those determined dandelions that have already sprouted before they go to seed.
And if you can, take a trowel to the P.O. in the next week or two and dig out a few dandelions.
Info: Elizabeth @ 760.924.8475.
Stars LIght “Starmites”
The stars from the renowned Mammoth High School Drama Department will be out and shining in their upcoming production of the highly acclaimed rock ‘n roll musical “Starmites,” which opens May 19.
“Starmites” is one of the most popular high school plays being performed across the country. With great music and lyrics by Barry Keating based upon the book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating, this fun-filled musical comedy is about a bunch of bumbling superheroes who battle against the evil nemesis Shak Graa and the Tina Turner-like Diva with her butt-kicking Banshees.
The show plays nightly at 7 p.m. this week through Saturday, May 22, and continues the next weekend, May 26-29.Tix: $10/adult, $5/kids, available at the door.
High Sierra Striders
The Striders have already started up their weekly practices, so get your running shoes out of winter mothballs and start stretching!
Here is the general workout locations and time schedule for the summer:
Tuesdays, 7 a.m.: Shady Rest Park for speed work (1/4 mile-1.5 mile repeats).
Thursdays, 7 a.m.: Mammoth Creek Park for a hilly run. Start and finish your run at the park, picnic on the grass after soaking your legs in Mammoth Creek.
Saturdays, 7 a.m.: Green Church for a distance run. Mammoth and Crowley locals can meet halfway on this one. This location will change, perhaps around July, as the backcountry opens up and there’s greater access to more fun trails.
Stay tuned to the calendar for changes to workouts, meeting locations and times. Log on to www.highsierrastriders.org for the latest updates and news.
Info/questions: Andrew Kastor, e-mail Andrew@highsierrastriders.org or call 760.937.2406.
Food Pantry Open
The Salvation Army and Church on the Mountain have opened a food pantry in Mammoth to serve those in need of food assistance. The food pantry has a well-stocked facility at 220 Sierra Manor Rd., adjacent to Higerd Plumbing, to provide assistance and accept food and cash donations. Hours of operation: Monday/Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.