Caring and courageous audition
Dee DiGioia is holding audtions on Dec 13 & 14 from 2:35-3:30 and 5-7 p.m. at Mammoth Elementary School as a part of the “Caring and Courageous Kids” program to help stage a play which will be professionally filmed: “Which Team Will You Choose?” an original play written by DiGioia.
There are six children’s parts: a bully, the bully’s victim, and bystanders must be in grades 4 to 8 to audition, but will play the part of elementary children. There is also one adult part. There will be one song, so singing abilities are a plus … bring a song to audition. Must commit to the rehearsal schedule beginning in January 2012 (two to three times a week, and some weekends) through mid-March, and to the filming schedule which will likely be two full weekend days in March (dates TBA). A Stage Manager is also needed.
MHS Boosters Christmas trees
Mammoth High School Boosters start their annual Christmas Tree sale, Friday, Dec. 2, in the Vons parking lot, 3-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends until Dec. 24 . Proceeds support student programs and scholarships.
DSES goes to Margaritaville
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s annual Island Extravaganza, the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser, brings Margaritaville to Canyon Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6-11 p.m. The evening includes dinner, live music by Soul Reason, courtesy of Mike Hoover and friends, and DJ Spencer, raffle and silent auction. Highlights this year: a Kodiak Alaska bed and breakfast with gourmet dinner cruise and charter fishing trip, a stay in Kauai, $500 gift certificate for advertising on KMMT, many family-fun packages from Mammoth Mountain and more. The grand raffle prize is a Maui vacation for two for 5 nights, with airfare and lodging!
Every $75 raised provides an adaptive ski or snowboard lesson scholarship.
Tickets are $55 each and include dinner, live music, and a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets: five for $20 or one for $5, and winners need not be present. Purchase from DSES at 760.934.0791, the Booky Joint and Second Chance Thrift Shop in Mammoth or at the DSES office at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Tannenbaum XC Race
Cross-Country skiers, get set for the Tannenbaum Classic on Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m. Registration is at Tamarack Lodge Ski Center at 8 a.m.
Fee: $30 for adults (10k race), $5 for juniors (3k race) and $5 for children K-5 (1k race), and includes a trail pass for Inyo/Mono county residents, as well as music and refreshments.
All proceeds go to the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association in support of Mammoth Nordic Ski programs. Info/questions: 760.934.2442.
And don’t forget to check out Tamarack’s Demo Day on Dec. 10!
Chamber hospitality training
Due to popular demand, the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is offering a second HOSPITALITY and GUEST SERVICES TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS certification course on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Cerro Coso Community College from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University of Redlands staff will teach and award this certification. The course topics will include identifying behaviors of good service, building a service culture; overcoming employee burnout, and more.
Fee: $50 per attendee (regularly $310) Only 25 spots; RSVP to Sandra DiDomizio at 760.709.6744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.