FOI: 25 years of activism
Join Friends of the Inyo on Sept. 10 for a fun evening of local food, Join Muir-inspired wine, live music, awesome prizes and amazing views at the June Mountain Chalet, as FOI celebrates its 25th year as an advocacy group working toward the preservation, exploration and stewardship of the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.
Festivities begin with a chairlift ride up to the chalet for a hike or a game of horseshoes. Reception begins at 5 p.m., with live music by The Littlest Birds, fine wines from Muir-Hanna vineyards, appetizers and a no-host bar. Dinner @ 6 p.m. with produce grown by Eastern Sierra farmers. After dinner, enjoy slide shows, raffles, music and dancing.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit FOI, a nonprofit. Tix: $60 per person, $100 per couple and $250 per table of six. More info: www.friendsoftheinyo.org or call 760.873.6500.
Riders in Mammoth
During Labor Day weekend, more than 400 Honda Gold Wing Riders will roll into Mammoth Lakes.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is the world’s largest single-marque social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles — and some would say, the world’s largest family. Dedicated to the motto, Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge, GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.
Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 70,000 U.S., Canadian and international members in 53 foreign countries.
Bill & Rene Johnson are the GWRRA’s California District Directors and will lead the group while in Mammoth More info on the Riders’ weekend: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholar students @ Tri-County Fair
Mono County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacey Adler recently announced the first Scholar Day. Students who earned a 3.0 GPA or better and primary grade students recognized by other measures in the 2010 – 2011 School Year will be honored at the Tri-County Fair on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Students MUST bring notification letters to the Main Gate to receive the following: free Fair admission, a badge declaring them a “Scholar Student,” a lunch ticket for a free corndog and drink (noon-4 p.m.), a coupon for a discounted wristband for the midway carnival rides, noon to midnight on Scholar Day for only $ 20 (regular price is $28); parents also receive badge(s) declaring them the “Parent of a Scholar Student.”Educators also have an invitation to the Fair with free admission and a badge honoring them as a “Scholar Educator.” See you at the Fair!
Mono libraries have eBooks
The Mono County Libraries offer best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music and video available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.monocolibraries.org.
Browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac® and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. Titles can be transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Best of all: there are no late fees — titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.
There are hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, including best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and more.