Hoop it up
Join recreation staff and coach William for basketball basics every Thursday from 6–7:15 p.m. at the Mammoth Middle School gym. This program is offered for FREE and is limited to the first 40 sign-ups. Kindergarteners are welcome with a volunteering parent. Coach William recommends you purchase a youth-size basketball.
Get your kids on a basketball track that will take them all the way to high school and beyond. There’s still room in the youth basketball program on Thursday nights, and it’s free!
More info: call John at 760.934.8989 ext. 234 or swing by the Recreation Department office located above Giovanni’s to enroll and sign the emergency waiver.
Air National Guard thank you
A traveling interactive campaign using games and augmented reality to promote career opportunities will make a stop in Mammoth Lakes on March 2-3 at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
The Air National Guard, a reserve component of the United States Air Force, is embarking on its first Winter Tour. The traveling interactive campaign, which debuted in January, is educating Americans on the Air Guard’s role in serving local communities and our nation.
This techno-logically driven experience provides the public an opportunity to participate in simulated missions designed to demonstrate the real-life roles of Air Guard men and women.
All are invited to discover life in the Air Guard, identify opportunities that will help them achieve their goals, and most of all sign our “Thank You” banner, which will be sent to deployed Air National Guard men and women overseas.
Western Times and Water Wars
The Owens Valley Committee invites the public on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-8 p.m. for “Western Times and Water Wars,” a lecture by John Walton and fundraiser hosted by and for the OVC at the Mountain Light Gallery, 106 South Main St. in Bishop.
Walton, a University of California, Davis research professor and the author of “Western Times and Water Wars,” called “one of the half-dozen most important works in historical sociology by an American scholar” by a reviewer in The Virginia Quarterly Review, will revisit his book on western water wars, as well as present an update on some of the ongoing “water fights, fracases and bust-ups.”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle; Dr. Walton’s lecture begins at 6:15 p.m.; and the raffle drawing takes place after the lecture. Suggested donation $10 at the door; any donations, including the gift of your company, are welcome and appreciated. More info: visit www.OVCweb.org.
Free Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation once again has partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College to offer free tax help, preparation and e-filing for low- and middle-income taxpayers.
Volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year, and are qualified to assist with virtually any tax issues. Spanish speaking volunteers are available. From Feb. 1-April 16, the service is being provided at the Mammoth Lakes Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m.
Call Sue Stavlo 760.934.5674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.