Gary Ryan (banjo), Danny Coots (drums) and Jeff Barnhart (piano) cooked up cool jazz at the Hayden Cabin Thursday. For Jazz info, pick up one of Robin Thompson’s official jazz programs or visit www.mammothjazz.org. (Photo: Kirkner)
What’s cookin’ at Hayden Cabin
The 22nd Annual Jazz Jubilee is in full swing, and guests who attended the Thursday preview event at Hayden Cabin, sponsored by the Southern Mono Historical Society, were treated to a special blend of musicians. For one day only, Gary Ryan (banjo), Danny Coots (drums) and Jeff Barnhart (piano) teamed up to jazz it up for three hours under the sun. Ryan is a former member of Ryan’s Raiders, a popular Jazz Jubilee group. Along other things, Coots and Barnhart list playing for the Titan Hot Seven on their resumes. “That’s what’s great about jazz,” Ryan said. “If you know a note, away you go. Sometimes even if we don’t know it, away we go anyway.”
More than 150 people attended the Hayden Cabin event according to Southern Mono Historical Society member Bill Sauser, who found himself short on chairs because of the large turnout.
Join the staff at the Hayden Cabin Museum for a midsummer outdoor potluck and barbecue at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. Dinner’s at 6 p.m. Bring something to grill, a dish to share, a chair, place setting and drinks.
Fabulous way to spend a Friday
There aren’t too many better ways to close out a summer week than Fabulous Fridays in Downtown Bishop! Stroll Main Street from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy live music and sidewalk displays by local artists. Merchants and restaurants will be open late! And it’s free, thanks to a Community Project Sponsorship Program grant!
Sending out an S.O.S.
Summer of Stewardship continues this weekend with a Trails Day at Lake George! Join Friends of the Inyo, MLTPA, Footloose Sports and Mammoth Trails for a morning of work, lunch and raffle prizes. Volunteers of all ages and abilities welcome. Meet at the Lake George parking area, 8:30 a.m. (carpool or ride the trolley if possible). More info: www.friendsoftheinyo.org or 760.914.3311.
Fore-teenth Football Golf Tourney
Mammoth High School’s 14th Annual Football Golf Tourney fundraiser will be held Monday, July 19, at Sierra Star Country Club. Entry fee includes a hot dog lunch; beverages at check in and during play; post tourney barbecue & raffle. Trophies, prizes … including a new car for the first hole in one! Entry: $100/player. Info: contact Joe 760.914.1923, John 760.709.6800 or Greg 760.709.1014.
Sierra Club highway cleanup
Help the Club keep U.S. 395 neat this Wednesday, July 21. Meet at the Crestview rest area north of Mammoth at 8 a.m. Light refreshments provided afterward. If the rest stop is closed, meet at the parking lot on the north side of U.S. 395 at the end of the Mammoth Scenic loop. Info: John 760.932.1767.
Sierra Bounty benefit a real peach
Sierra Bounty Produce Collective, an Eastern Sierra-based nonprofit that promotes sustainable local agriculture, invites the community to its first fundraiser on Wednesday, July 28, at Stellar Brew on Main St. in Mammoth Lakes from 5-7:30 p.m.
Learn about their goals over a pint of Mammoth Brewing Co. beer, and enjoy a thick slice of Peach Rhubarb Crumble pie from Daniel Molnar Private Catering along with some great live bluegrass music. More info: www.sierrabounty.org or call Sara at 760.935.4513.