Bodie a ghostly good adventure
Bodie State Historic Park, one of the west’s best-preserved ghost towns, is open daily during the summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.View more than 100 remaining buildings preserved in a state of “arrested decay,” and imagine what life was like in this gold and silver mining town, which saw a peak population of 8,000 to 10,000. Park admission is $7. Children 6-16 are $5, and ages 5 and under are free. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must be on a leash at all times.
Take U.S. 395 north from Mammoth to Hwy 270, seven miles south of Bridgeport. The park is 13 miles from the turnoff and the last three miles are dirt road. Plan travel time accordingly.
Interpretive activities include tours of the Standard Consolidated Stamp Mill at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and daily history talks at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tours are free. Dogs are not permitted on the tour.
No smoking permitted. Please leave artifacts — rocks, nails, glass, rusty cans — in place. Info: call 760.647.6445.
More stewardship during July
More Summer of Stewardship events are planned during the month of July, including next Saturday, July 16, at Horseshoe Lake and July 30 on the Coldwater Trails, including Duck Pass and Emerald/Heart Lakes.
Volunteering begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes tasks for people of all ages and abilities, from trail maintenance to trash cleanup. Breakfast bagels are courtesy of Old New York Deli. Lunch and raffle prizes, including local restaurant gift certificates and gear from Patagonia. The SOS program is sponsored by FOI, Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), the Inyo National Forest, the National Forest Foundation and Mammoth Mountain.
More info: 760.873.6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wind farm field trip, meetings
The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a field exam and public meetings about a proposed wind farm and wind monitoring projects within the Black Lake, Adobe Valley and Granite Mountain areas west of Benton. The field exam will be on July 9 at 8 a.m. at U.S. 395 & Hwy 120. The two public meetings are on July 11 in the Lee Vining Comm. Ctr. and July 12 in the Benton Comm. Ctr. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.
Info: contact Larry Primosch in the BLM Bishop Office, 760.872.5031.
Grumpy’s Youth Football party
Grumpy’s will host a “Summer Parking Lot Party” this Sunday, July 10. All profits will benefit Mammoth Youth Football League programs. Dig into music by DJ Lamont, a Wiffle Ball Tournament, Horseshoes and more games, as well as Santa Maria Style barbecue! Event kicks off at 3 p.m.
Free kids arts camps
Mono Council for the Arts Free Kids Art Camps at Edison Hall, Wednesdays-Fridays, 9-11 a.m. for kids 5-7 years; 1-3 p.m. for 8 years and up. Study art, drama or music. July 20-22: Painting OR Acting; July 27-29: Make Murals OR Create Your Own Play; Aug. 3-5: Printmaking OR American Idol Workshop; Aug. 10-12: Clay Sculpting OR Exploring Music. Call Kendra, 760.914.3752, or e-mail Kendra@bluebirdimaging.com. Adults and Teen classes available. Info: www.MonoArts.org or call 760.937.2942.