May might be the “shoulder season” in the Eastern Sierra, but it still shoulders its weight in events. Check out these upcoming activities.
May 16: Free homeowner solar class at the Lee Vining Community Center, from 6:30-8 p.m. Discover how you can benefit from a solar energy system on your home during the day and at night. To register call 866.970.9221 or visit www.sce.com/solartraining.
May 17: Friends of the Inyo’s Open House from 5-7 p.m. at its new digs at 819 N. Barlow Lane in Bishop. Light refreshments, information about volunteer opportunities, and updates on public land issues will be available. Call 760.873.6500 for more information.
May 22: The Mammoth Lakes Police Department and the California Highway Patrol invites parents and children to a Child Car Seat – Bike Rodeo – Child Safety Special Event. Parents and those who transport small children are encouraged to attend. Have your child’s safety seat professionally checked for proper installation and any recalls. Receive instruction on how to properly install the seat as well as properly adjusting the seat with the seated child. Those with child safety seats deemed unsafe or inadequate will receive replacement child safety seats at no charge.
Kids – Bring your bicycle and bicycle helmet and test your riding skills and bicycle safety knowledge at our Bike Rodeo and bicycle obstacle course. Additionally, the Mono County Health Department has a very limited number of bicycle helmets, available free of charge, to those who are unable to afford one, on a first come first serve basis.
Representatives from the following organizations will be in attendance providing information on child safety and their available resources: First 5 Mono County; Mono County Health Department; Mammoth Hospital; Wild Iris; Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, including “Sparky” the fire dog; Mammoth Lakes Police Department, including “Darren” the D.A.R.E. lion. Safe Kids DNA collection / identification kits will also be available.
The Mammoth Lakes High School senior class of 2011 will also be hosting a bake sale fundraiser. Refreshments and baked goods will be available. All proceeds received will be used to offset graduation costs for the senior class.
This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mammoth Elementary School Parking lot. For additional information please contact Officer David Scobie at 760.934.2011 vm #55 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 25: The Mammoth Lakes Police Community Hispanic Advisory Committee will be holding its first Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. at the Village Lodge, Emerald Room. Presentations will be made by representatives from the Mexican Consulate, Wild Iris, First Five Mono County, the Town of Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles, and the Mammoth Lakes Recreation Department. There will also be an Open Forum where questions can be asked of representatives of these agencies along with the Police and Fire Departments of Mammoth Lakes and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department. Interpreters will be present and it will be possible for attendees to ask questions anonymously by way of using index cards.
June 15 (reserve your spot in May): While Mono and Inyo County farmers are tending to the their crops, organizers of the Mammoth Lakes Farmer’s Market are preparing the Main Street frontage road for another season of fresh produce, entertainment, artists, and fun.
The Farmer’s Market will begin on Wednesday, June 15 (crops permitting) and will continue weekly on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. until the end of September. A special Farmer’s Market event will take place on Wednesday, July 6 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Devil’s Postpile.
New this year, the market will be located in front of the Luxury Outlet Mall, and traffic on the frontage road will be re-routed to create a more pedestrian friendly environment. Also new this year, organizers are welcoming artists, craftspeaople, retailers, and non-profit groups to join in the fun. Local bands and entertainers are also welcome to come and showcase their talents.
If you grow it, make it, speak it, or sing it, you should be participating in the Mammoth Lakes Farmer’s Market. Space is limited.
For more information on being a vendor or performer, please contact email@example.com or 760.709.6744.