CMU’s sweet dreams
Chamber Music Unbound presents “Dreamworks” with The Felici Piano Trio on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Cerro Coso College in Mammoth Lakes. The “dreamy” program features Joseph Haydn’s “Gypsy Trio,” Franz Schubert’s ethereal single-movement “Nocturne,” and Dvorák’s profound chamber music work, “Piano Trio in F Minor.”
Tix: available online at www.ChamberMusicUnbound.org, Access Art and Business Center, Inyo Council for the Arts on Main St. in Bishop, or at the door on concert night.
Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes, which provides scholarships to local students and participates in numerous community projects, is sponsoring “WinterFest 2011,” a fundraising weekend gala of activities, Feb. 4-6.
Registration ($100) includes: Friday night reception at the Bistro at Snowcreek Athletic Club, a ski poker rally on Mammoth Mountain, a scavenger hunt in Mammoth Lakes, a costume contest (at noon in front of the Mill by Chair 2), Saturday night awards dinner and auction at Talons at Little Eagle ($50 additional) with fantastic vacation packages up for bidding, snowshoeing at Shady Rest Park on Sunday AND a Super Bowl gathering with local Rotarians at the Snowcreek Bistro!
Proceeds all go towards Rotary’s scholarship and community projects fund. Your registration and other fees may be tax deductible.Info, registration and other questions: 760.934.6643 or visit www.mammothlakesrotaryclub.org.
ESNSA Jr. XC events
Supporting junior skiers is what Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association (ESNSA) does, by “building community through the sport of cross-country skiing.” Mammoth Middle and High School skiers recently raced at Royal Gorge. They did great and had a blast.
And in a little less than three weeks, the California/Nevada Interscholastic Ski & Snowboard Federation (CNISSF) XC ski circus comes to Mammoth for the Mammoth Classic on Friday, Feb. 4.
Tamarack Ski Center will host more than 200 junior racers. If you haven’t attended a school race (or even if you have), you’ll be caught up in their excitement and sportsmanship. High School races start at 11 a.m.; Middle School races start at 12:30 p.m. And bring your cowbells!
On Sunday, Feb. 6, the Allan Bard Memorial Classic, a Junior Nationals qualifier, takes off, so lots of Tahoe kids will stick around after the Mammoth Classic to race the old Bardini. Start 10 a.m. @ the Pack Station. Ueli also could use some help on the race. If you can volunteer, call him at the Ski Center, 760.934.2442, ext. 8.
The first rule of skiing: have fun! ESNSA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Info: log on to www.esnsa.org.
Sitting still or running full out, Snowcreek Athletic Club’s got a school-age club to suit you. For six weeks starting 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.