ML Women’s Club
Begin the new year by joining the Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a social and light refreshments, followed by regular club business.
A non-profit organization, the Women’s Club conducts several fundraising events throughout the year which benefit scholarship programs and various community groups. New members are welcome at any time.
Questions/membership info: call Sharon Harvey 760.914.0081 or Debby Christiana Bailey 760.920.2210.
Mammoth Trails meetings
Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access facilitates the meetings of Mammoth Trails, a coalition of trails-based outdoor-recreation user groups central to Mammoth Lakes that meets monthly to discuss common recreation issues and opportunities such as events, stewardship, marketing, and public policy.
The group is made up of 10 Charter Member clubs and has regular representation from the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, and the Inyo National Forest, but meetings are open to the public and new clubs in particular are encouraged to participate.
The coalition meets the third Thursday of each month; here’s the schedule for 2011 (so far … watch for any date changes). Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15.
Meetings are held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Ellie Randol Reading Room of the Mammoth Lakes Library unless otherwise indicated.
Agendas, minutes, and more information can be found at www.mltpa.org/mammoth-trails/.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra once again welcomes members of the military and their families to “Wounded Warriors,” in which injured soldiers learn how to adapt their “newly-altered bodies.” From Jan. 31-Feb. 4, they’ll participate in a variety of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and cross country skiing. The 15 soldiers have sustained an array of disabilities while serving for duty, including limb amputations, severe burns, nerve injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra will roll out the red carpet to all participants, even those who are not supported by many other adaptive programs. Nearly all Wounded Warriors programs across the country follow the Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) guidelines, which don’t include PTSD as a recognized disability. DSES, however, is able to welcome these men and women into the program. Info: 760.934.0791 or www.disabledsportseasternsierra.org.
Sitting still or running full out, Snowcreek Athletic Club’s got a school-age club to suit you. For six weeks starting on Jan. 25 on Tuesday (Elementary) and Thursday (Middle/H.S.) students can start running and playing chess. Running Club meets at 5:30 p.m., and includes Yoga, Cross Training and some elite special guest speakers.
The Chess Club meets at 7 p.m., and includes game fundamentals, rules and how to apply it to your everyday life.
Members: $80, non-members: $90. Call 760.934.8511 or e-mail christianfuller@ yahoo.com for info!
Free AARP tax aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, in association with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College, offers free tax help, preparation, and e-filing. The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The service is being provided in the Mammoth Lakes Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m. throughout tax season, beginning Feb. 2. Spanish speaking volunteers are available.
Call 760.934.5674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.