Talk about horsin’ around! “Karaoke Ken” Harrison hosts a singing competition at the Lone Pine Film Fest on Saturday night.
Blood Drive ups the ante
United Blood Services, anticipating a busy winter season and lots of demand for blood, is asking individuals AND businesses to “Find the Hero Inside You!” UBS, in association with long time partners the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, will hold a fall Blood Drive in Mammoth at the Fire Station #1 on Main Street on three consecutive days this month: Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and Thursday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
This year, UBS is taking the drive up a few notches, issuing a challenge to businesses: “WHO CAN BRING IN THE MOST DONORS FOR THE BLOOD DRIVE?” Up for grabs is a reward for the highest percentage of employees who donate! And, Dennis Domaille said he’ll once again happily donate a fish taco plate from the Whoa Nellie Deli for each donor to make the deal even sweeter, er, fishier, er, taco-ier! To schedule an appointment or find out how to enter your business in the challenge, log on to www.Bloodhero.com and enter Sponsor Code: SNOW or call 760.937.9911. Give a pint, save a life.
Don’t drive and Karaoke!
All Lone Pine locals and Lone Pine Film Festival attendees and fans are invited to meet at the Mt. Whitney Restaurant, 227 S. Main St., for a special Film Festival edition karaoke singing contest, Saturday evening, Oct. 9, at 9:30 p.m.
“Karaoke Ken” Harrison, comedian and owner of the I’ll Never Speed Again Comedy Traffic Schools, will be Master of Ceremonies. Jeff Sutherland, host of Lodi, Calif., TV talk show “Star Talk,” will serve as one of a three-judge panel. Sutherland is a well-known film festival visitor who portrays John Wayne.
Cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the night for the Best Performance, based on vocal presentation and showmanship. First Place receives $100, Second Place $50 and Third Place $25. Choose from more than 300 songs, in all sorts of musical genres.
Prior to the singing contest, at 7 p.m., the restaurant will also present a free music concert with western star Jon Locke, and renowned cowboy artist Katie West. Locke has filmed many movies and TV series in Lone Pine since his start in motion pictures in 1955, known for featured roles in TV shows, such as “Wagon Train,” “The Virginian” and “Highway Patrol.”
Info: Ken Harrison 760.754.1170 or Kathi at Mt Whitney Restaurant 760.876.5751.
The Mammoth Lakes CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is conducting FREE training to all members of the community 18 years or older at the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Main Street and Forest Trail, in the second floor training room. Training dates are Oct. 16, 23, 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coffee and bagels will be served for breakfast and sandwiches and drinks for lunch. For additional information or to register, visit www.tomlcert.com. This training will teach participants the basic skills needed during an emergency/disaster.
Missoula in Mammoth
Mono Council for the Arts will bring Missoula Children’s Theater to Mammoth Oct. 25-30. Kids K-12 are invited to audition for “The Princess and the Pea.” Auditions will be held Monday, Oct. 25, from 3-5 p.m. First rehearsal of the 50-60 who are picked will be the same evening, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and continue Tuesday-Friday. Performances will be Saturday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Location details to follow. Info: Gaye Mueller, 760.937.2942.