ABIDE BY WOOD BURNING RULES
The Town of Mammoth Lakes continually monitors air quality, and will announce “no wood burning” days when air quality is forecast to approach unhealthy levels. To find out if wood burning restrictions have been announced, call 760.934.1010, listen to local radio or sign up for air quality notifications via the Town’s Notify Me feature at http://www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us/list.aspx.
Only burn clean, hot fires. Check your chimney periodically for emissions. If smoke is clearly visible, then your fire needs more air, the wood is not dry enough, or not split small enough.
MAGICAL FRIENDS OF FOUNDATION
In case you need them, here are three Magical Reasons to Attend the Mammoth Lakes Foundation’s Friends of the Foundation Dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cerro Coso Community College campus:
Reason #1: Magician Arthur Trace, 2007 “Best Cabaret Magic” winner at The World Magic Awards on My Network TV, featured performer on the TV series “Masters of Illusion” and regular ar Hollywood’s world-famous Magic Castle.
Reason # 2: Matt Toomey will be working his magic in the kitchen. Paired with Eberle wine, count on Tioga Mart genius Toomey to cook up tantalizing treats, and watch for the soon-to-open Toomey’s at 80|50.
Reason #3: The Felici Trio’s Brian Schuldt and Rebecca Hang, and their students provide magical music all evening. You can HEAR the magic already!
Presentation of the Founder of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year awards, a raffle with Grand Prize of an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, baby!
Tix: $150/person, $1,600 Table Sponsors for party of 8 with 24 raffle tickets. Raffle $50/each or 3/$100. RSVP/Rafflet tix: 760.934.3781 and www.mammothlakesfoundation.org.
BISHOP WINTER SPORTS LEAGUES
The City of Bishop hosts its Winter City League Basketball season in the Bishop Union High School gymnasium, starting with open play Dec. 8 & 13. The season starts on Jan. 2, 2012, and runs 8 weeks through Feb. 22, with a minimum of 14 games.
Games are Mondays and Wednesday nights at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The cost is $450/team and the money is due at City Hall on Dec. 16.
Also, Winter Tennis Socials at the City Park. Socials will be Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. beginning Dec. 3, and will run for six weeks. Cost for the six-week program is $25/person, $50/team or $10/students.
Info/questions/registration, call Community Services at 760.873.5863.
IT’S A WONDERFUL (RADIO) LIFE!
Every year Frank Capra’s classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” plays on television screens across America reminding us of the story about dreams, sacrifice and redemption. In the story, when George Bailey considers ending his life on Christmas Eve, an angel shows him the light. This year Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner, brings that story to life in a lively and different way: live on stage at the Edison Theatre as a 1940s-style radio production.
The sound effects will be created on stage as the actors read from scripts at their “microphones” like in the 1940s when families gathered around the radio together and listened to President Roosevelt’s fireside chats, news reports and stories being “acted” out.
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” the live radio show, will play Dec. 8-18 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. Special tickets prices for this family-friendly production are $15, or $12 for seniors and students. Group and block bookings available.
Info: 760.934.6592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.