Spellbinder ICARE Shopping Day
Spellbinder Books and ICARE invite you to the 12th Annual ICARE Shopping Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. Just purchase a $5 ICARE Donation Ticket at the store from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and receive 20% off a wonderful selection of books, calendars, greeting cards and assorted gifts. There will also be a drawing for prizes. Your $5 donation goes directly to ICARE and helps the Eastern Sierra’s companion animals in need. Happy Holidays!
Proceeds will go directly to the ICARE Stitch Fund, which provides veterinary care for ill or injured shelter animals, so they can go home with loving adopters.
Spellbinder Books is located at 124 S. Main St. in Bishop. Questions/info: call Lynne at 760.873.4511.
Dr. King’s Sunday Baby Chat
Are you pregnant? Do you have a baby less than one year old? Join in the 1st Monthly Baby Chat Tea, hosted by Dr. Maria King, Sunday Dec. 11, 1-2 p.m. in English, 3-4 p.m. in Spanish, at her office in the Sierra Center Mall, 452 Old Mammoth Rd., 2nd Fl. Meet other parents-to-be, meet new parents and hear their experiences, find out about available services, sip a cup of herbal tea, enjoy a cool beverage, indulge in a light snack. No matter where you choose to receive medical care for your baby, ALL ARE WELCOME. Childcare provided. RSVP: 760.934.0003 (English) or 760.709.0235 (Espanol).
North Mono recreation options
The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area has been newly expanded. The opening of the Pacific Crest Trail crossing this winter will allow snowmobilers to access the legendary Sonora Pass from west to east for the first time by connecting it with the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area. The Pacific Crest Trail Crossing and BWRA terrain are meant for experienced snowmobilers. Permits are required, but free. Contact the Bridgeport Ranger Station at 760.932.7070.
And take a look at Mono Lake on the big screen. The Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve has been removed from the state park closure list! Celebrate by watching The Mono Lake Story! Part of the esteemed 2012 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the 27-minute film is also up for a Hollywood Music in Media award for Best Documentary Score! See it at the Mono Lake Committee Visitor Center in Lee Vining.
It’s not too late to reserve a spot at Mammoth Nordic’s 6th Annual Fall Fundraiser, taking place Monday night, Dec. 12, at Restaurant Skadi, 6 p.m.
Cost is $50 for members and $85 for non-members. Money collected at the door.
In addition to helping support the grooming of local trails, proceeds support SnowSchool, the new, free after-school winter ecology program for local 1st graders.
Ticket purchase includes one complimentary raffle ticket for a six-night Nordic getaway to Winthrop, Wash. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space soon!