Art in the Park
Drop by Bishop City Park during Memorial Day Weekend for Art in the Park. Held in conjunction with the Mule Days, the show features high-quality handcrafted items, including pottery, jewelry, woodcrafts, photography, clothing, quilts, paintings and much more.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment on stage near the tennis courts.
Friday, May 28: Bishop Big Band at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 30:
11 a.m. – Sage Romero & the Aka Mya Dancers
Noon – Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott
1 p.m. – The Ragged Spurs
2 p.m. – Eastside Trio
3 p.m. – Eddy Evans & Friends
4 p.m. – String Theory
5 p.m. – Signals with Brijes Pandaya
Free admission and parking. Great selection, fun and food!
Flyball racing? What is THAT?
See dozens of different breeds of dogs, of all ages and all sizes, compete in the fast-paced, frenetic sport of flyball, in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.
Check out the fastest, most fun dog sport there is June 4-6 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.
Racing begins at 7:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and will run through completion at about 7 p.m. each night. On Friday, there’s singles racing from 5-8 p.m. The public is welcome!
The local 4-H Club in Bishop will have breakfast and lunch items for sale, both days, as part of their local fundraising efforts.
Info: Christine Davis, 760.644.2121 or email@example.com.
Volunteer needs host family
Interested in other cultures? Interested in sharing your Mammoth lifestyle? Interested in helping our local schools? Maybe you would be interested in having an intern stay at your house? Claudia Diaz Perez is a 22-year old student of primary education in Madrid, Spain. She is interested in coming to volunteer her time with our students here at Mammoth Elementary School but needs a host family. Call or e-mail Lara Walker ASAP for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.934.9916. “We cannot invite her if we don’t secure a host family or a few to share the experience. We don’t want to let this opportunity to pass by,” Walker said.
Town Cleanup Day update
Town Cleanup Czar Michael Grossblatt sent some updates for this year’s Town Cleanup Day on June 5. Grossblatt says this is the fourth year in which the Town and Aspen Towing, will haul away abandoned cars and snowmobiles for free. “California Vehicle Code has different laws for hauling away vehicles on public property versus private property as well as ownership issues that we have to follow, but we are able to accommodate virtually all requests,” Grossblatt said.
In terms of defensible space, there is a free chipping event sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District and the Town at the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station next Saturday. What is not taken is used as cover at the Benton Crossing Landfill. In addition, for those who cannot transport tree limbs and branches etc… down to the chipping event, throughout the spring and summer, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District will come to your property and chip “on-site” free. It may take them a while depending on their schedule, so be patient. Call 760.934.2300 for an appointment.
Grossblatt said one common question involves recyclables when volunteers are picking up trash. “We will have special bags for recyclables (bottles/cans) when volunteers are picking up trash around Town,” he said. “If they are left un-mingled with trash, we will take the recyclables to the CRV center at Mammoth Disposal.”
In addition, he said Mono County will waive all dump fees at the Benton Crossing Landfill. “Last year it amounted to a $6,000 waiver of dump fees as far as the County’s contribution to our Cleanup Day,” he recalled.
Call Grossblatt for more information at 760.934.8989, ext. 266.
Tap into some good CARMA!
CARMA, home to the world’s largest and most powerful millimeter-wave radio astronomy observatory invites the public to its annual open house on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tours will be given throughout the day.
Visitors will get to see state-of-the-art radio telescopes, tour the site, view displays, and talk with astronomers. Refreshments will be served.
The CARMA observatory is located off State Route 168, Westgard Pass Road, approximately 13 miles east of U.S. 395. Signs will be posted on 168. Do not turn on Leighton Lane into the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. The open house is located at the CARMA site just east of the entrance to the Bristlecone Pine Forest.
Info: Dr. Mark Hodges, 760.938.2075, ext. 109.
Jumpin’ June Jubilee
First 5 Mono County and the Mammoth Lakes Library are kicking off the season with the “Jumpin’ June Jubilee” on Saturday, June 12, at the Mammoth Lakes Library. Everyone is invited to attend this free event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for a day of interactive, educational fun with local information on health and summer safety resources.
Families will enjoy a variety of activities that promote healthy summer fun, from children’s story hour that reinforces the importance of reading with children, to a physical fitness obstacle course sponsored by Mammoth Hospital that fosters the importance of exercise. Parents and caregivers can get information about free and low-cost local resources, including summer safety tips from the Mono County Child Care Council, and bike helmet and car seat safety tips from the Mono County Health Department. The “Open Wide for a Healthy Smile” booth will feature free dental health screenings for children entering kindergarten, and the First 5 California Hands-On Health Express mobile van will be on-hand with fun activities geared toward helping children learn healthy habits.
Partnering with the Mammoth Lakes Library, the event emphasizes the importance of reading with children since early literacy skills provide a strong foundation for children as they prepare to start school. Because 90 percent of children’s brain development occurs during their first five years of life, reading aloud to them early on provides lifelong benefits.
Info: contact First 5 Mono County at 760.924.7626 or www.monokids.org.