Official Chamber July 4 Guide
If you’re looking for July 4 events, you’ll find a few here on this page (see below, for instance) and a few more in our regular Calendar section on pages 18-19, BUT … where you REALLY want to look is inside our Official Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Guide, which you’ll find inside this week’s print edition of The Sheet.
In the Guide, you’ll find tons of great July 4 events throughout Mono County, more upcoming events through the summer season and some great feature stories!
July 4 Fire Safety Fun Festival
On the lookout for more good old-fashioned family fun this July 4 weekend? Then be sure not to miss the U.S. Forest Service “Fire Safety Fun Festival” Open House on July 4, directly following the Mammoth Lakes Parade. Drop by the USFS Mammoth Fire Station, located on Main Street and Sawmill Cutoff Road, by Shady Rest Campground between noon and 3 p.m. Kids can learn about Fire Safety to earn a Smokey Bear necklace. Activities will include Fire Safety and water game, face painting, balloons and rubbing elbows with Smokey!
Meet the interagency firefighters from the Bureau of Land Managment and U.S. Forest Service and learn how wildland fires are suppressed. Fire Prevention guest Smokey Bear will be making appearances throughout the day. Everyone’s welcome to attend!
For more information, call Isabel or Paul at the Mammoth Forest Service Fire Station at 760.924.5536.
“Aladdin, Jr.” takes center stage
Playhouse 395’s Theatre Workshop Showcase presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” for four shows at the Bishop High School Theater, 301 N. Fowler Street.
Performances are free, and play Friday, July 2 and 23, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. each night.
More info: 760.920.1900 or www.playhouse395.com.
MLPD July 4 Open House
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department invites everyone to what’s become an annual open house on July 4 after the conclusion of the Independence Day parade.
Starting around 12:30 p.m. and running until around 3 p.m., visitors and locals alike can inspect real police equipment and take in program displays. The soft drinks and hot dogs are free, as are tours of the police facility.
This is a great chance to interact with officers and other department employees, learn about support services (such as CERT – Community Emergency Response Team), and get behind the wheel of a fully-equipped 4WD Ford Expedition patrol car. Darren the DARE lion will be on hand for photos, as will be the MLPD’s bicycle and horseback units.
MLPD is located at 568 Old Mammoth Rd. More info: contact Officer. Ron Gladding, 760.934.2011, ext 63, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copeland says she’ll go Kojak
A bald Kathy Copeland? Oh, yeah … that could be a reality when Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) hosts the Sierra Cycle Challenge, July 24-26, a 3-day fundraising bike ride through the Glass Mountains.
The 18 riders including handcyclists training and raising funds to participate in the ride must raise at least $1,000.
And, to make it even more fun… Copeland, the Executive Director, has promised to SHAVE HER HEAD if $30,000 is raised! Pitch in and let’s see her shiny dome, and help DSES reach that $30,000 goal!
More info: 760.934.0791 or www.disabledsportseasternsierra.org.
Pets and fireworks don’t mix
Lisa Schade and the folks at ICARE advise July 4 revelers that dogs and cats have more sensitive hearing than ours, and fireworks are frightening to them. Even calm pets can panic at loud noises. Dogs have been known to jump fences and even break through windows or chew through leashes when frightened by loud fireworks. Take the following precautions to protect pets and keep them safe at home over the upcoming holiday:
Never take a dog with you to a fireworks display or parade. Make sure your dog has current, accurate readable identification tags.
Keep dogs inside, and don’t leave them unattended. Don’t leave dogs outside, even in fenced yards. If your dog begins cowering, panting, pacing, whining or crying at the sound of fireworks, move him to an area of the house where the noise is most muffled and stay with him. Distract him by playing or doing something he enjoys.
If you find a lost pet, take the animal to the nearest animal shelter. Or place a “found” ad in the local newspaper and post notices in the neighborhood.
2010 Tour of Homes
Put on some comfy shoes and khakis, and get ready to caravan as the 20th annual 2010 Tour of Homes takes off from Mammoth Lakes Lutheran Church on July 3.
The tour celebrates a milestone this year, and included as part of the tour is a reception following the event. Pick up your tour booklet at the church at 12:30 p.m. and head out for a look-see at some of Mammoth’s choices home properties from 1-4 p.m. Then, stay after the tour for a reception in the church parsonage from 4 p.m. on.
Advance tickets: $25; at the door $30. Purchase yours at Mammoth Business Essentials (across the street from the Vons shopping plaza) or Bishop Art Supply on Main St. in Bishop.
Pokonobe Supper Shows
Pokonobe Lodge’s Supper Concert Series, featuring the music of String Theory and Wild Mountain Tyme, starts next, Friday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the historic Pokonobe Lodge on the shores of Lake Mary just above Mammoth Lakes off of Lake Mary Rd.
Listen to the extraordinary playing of String Theory members Dan Connor, Greg Smith and Charlie Broten on July 9, with encore shows on Sunday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 12.
And on July 17 and 30, and Aug. 6, enjoy Celtic and Americana music by Wild Mountain Tyme.
Dine to the fabulous tastes of Marci Satterfield’s “Wilderness Catering” as you watch the sun set over the lake and listen to the music of great Eastern Sierra musicians.
RSVP only; call 760.934.6061.
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.