Edith Buchanan Services
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for longtime Mammoth local Edith Buchanan, who passed away on July 13.
After the service, the community is invited over to Edith’s home at 93 Sugarpine for a potluck luncheon. Attendees are asked to contribute a dish. Edith’s daughter, Marcia plans to distribute Edith’s vast collection of vases at the luncheon.
A second celebration of Edith’s life is scheduled for Sept. 25 at noon at the Hayden Cabin. It’s a potluck and the community is invited.
At either event, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chamber Music Unbound.
EVOLVE with FOI
Spend part of your summer holiday giving back to places you love! Friends of the Inyo makes it easy to earn wilderness sweat equity with a rewarding and relaxing Evolve excursion to Thousand Island Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Aug. 1-7. The $350 fee includes pack support (mules carry the gear), work supplies, all meals and trip leaders/guides. Sunday evening: Meet, gear check, rest. Monday morning: Meet at Agnew Meadows for the hike to Thousand Island Lake, set up camp and enjoy the views! Tuesday-Friday: Trail work and campsite restoration, w/ time to hike, fish, climb and hang. Saturday: Return to Agnew Meadows. Sign up: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.914.3311.
McGlashan plays ICA
London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam-Dublin, New York, San Francisco … BISHOP … New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate singer and multi-instrumentalist Don McGlashan has played great cities all over the world and brings his musical magic to Inyo Council for the Arts theater, 137 Main St., on Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
McGlashan’s songs are diverse and spellbinding tales about long lost brothers, folks living on the fringe of society, a comet and even film legend Claude Rains! Tix and more info: www.inyo.org or call 760.873.8014.
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.
Native Women of Mono Basin
The Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center unveiled its new “Native American Women of Mono Basin – A Tribute to Their Lives and Art” exhibit this week, part of the Eastern Sierra Heritage Alliance’s “Celebrating Women of Eastern California” collection.
Created from selected objects (including baskets), primary documents, and photographs from private family collections, the exhibit highlights a selection of notable Mono Lake Paiute women who helped build the region’s communities and create its historic and cultural landscapes.
In the Paiute culture of the Mono Basin, women were responsible for the gathering, storing and providing of food for their families and for carrying loads such as firewood. Basketry and water jugs were the primary means used for accomplishing these tasks, as well as infant carriage, protection from the sun in the form of hats, storing personal treasures, and gifts to mark occasions.
More info: contact the Scenic Area Visitor Center, 760.647.3044, ext. 0.
SSF “Art & Artists” retrospective
Celebrate the visual art that’s been part of the Sierra Summer Festival in a new retrospective now on display in the Mammoth Library’s Reading Room. The show, “Art & Artists of the Sierra Summer Music Festivals, 1978-2010,’ features the crisp watercolors of Nina Kelley (1932-2010) and breathtaking landscapes of Jeffrey Scott (1950-2009), on display through August.
Kelley, who worked on the 75th floor of the Empire State building as a fashion designer, moved to the Eastern Sierra with her husband and two daughters. Her striking watercolors were used frequently for the festival’s themed posters and been valued by art patrons.
Scott, a true “renaissance man,” excelled at everything … skiing, building … and painting awesome landscapes. His depictions and renderings of the places he and wife Molly saw on their many hikes and travels in the Eastern Sierra have graced many a festival poster, including this year’s selection, which can be viewed in the exhibit.
Copies (unframed) may be purchased at the concerts, which will be held in the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge’s Old Gondola Room on Aug. 13-14.
The Gallery Wall is sponsored by the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library. Hours and info: 760.934.4777.
“Gone With The Wind”
The Mammoth Lakes Music Festival enters its final week at Cerro Coso College with a wide array of chamber music at night, and teaching the next generation of musicians by day. July 30: “Gone with the Wind” features works by Max Bruch, Mozart and Ernö Dohnányi, showcasing music for clarinet and piano.
July 31: Sierra Academy of Music Student Recital, 10 a.m. (the only daytime performance, and it’s also free.)
Aug. 2: “Summer Serenade” keeps things light and breezy with Beethoven, Kreutzer and Hummel.
August 4 – “Guitar Hero” with guitarist Richard Savino playing Baroque to The Beatles, among other highlights.
Aug. 6: “Gone Fishin’…” features Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet.
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Complete artist, schedule and ticket info: www. ChamberMusicUnbound.org.
California’s highest road run is back for its 27th annual event, as the Footloose/Charthouse Road Run/Walk gets in the starting blocks on Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.
Co-sponsored and produced in part by the High Sierra Striders running club, the race is a scenic loop course around beautiful Mammoth Lakes, starting and finishing at the Chart House Restaurant, 106 Old Mammoth Rd. A special 5k Walk is also scheduled.
The race is a fundraiser to benefit Mammoth youth athletic programs and the Mammoth Track Project.
More information or questions: e-mail Elaine@highsierrastriders.com, phone her at 760.709.2159. See you at the start/finish line!