Chili Cook-off turns up heat
“Bring it on,” says Mammoth Lakes Police Chief “Chili-Man” Dan Watson.
Cook up your favorite ‘batch of red’ in a crockpot, give it a clever name and enter it in the first annual Five-Alarm Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Mammoth Lakes Firefighters Association and Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Association with the assistance of Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club on Sunday night, March 25, at The Bistro at Snowcreek Athletic Club, 5-8 p.m.
Contest entrants receive free admission. Expect much hilarity with celebrity judges, a “People’s Choice” award and Chief Watson’s challenge to fellow public safety officers for a side competition. There will be prizes and raffle for a “Gateway Getaway” and other great items. Dinner includes chili, coleslaw, cornbread and dessert. No-host bar and music by local band Good Livin’.
The Chili Cook off is a fundraiser for Elizabeth Tenney’s Mammoth Gateway Community Project. Donations tax-deductible: $25 donation/adult, $10 donation/child (10 and under). RSVP: Doug Hornbeck, firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.914.0707.
Pennies for Patients
Bishop Unified School District’s Closing Ceremonies for its “Pennies for Patients” Drive event “Shine on the Sierras” will be a luminary walk around the Bishop High School football field on Friday, March 23. Registration begins at 6 p.m., when you may pick up your luminary bag ($5 donation-or higher). You may walk in honor of someone, in memory of someone, or just to show your support. The walk will take place from 7-8 p.m.
Closing ceremonies will include the announcing of results from the Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry and highest collectors amongst students of the BUSD. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and local Cancer Foundation.
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 email@example.com for info or appointments. Walk-ins welcome.
Mammoth Police Academy
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will host its third Community Police Academy beginning April 19. Community members interested in learning about how the MLPD works get to see the criminal justice system as only an insider could; learn about the day-to-day operations of the department, detectives, narcotics, DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, police equipment, tour the Mono County Superior Court in Bridgeport, the Mono County Jail and dispatch center, get hands on experience with police firearms at the police gun range and more. Must be 18 years of age or older, live in the Mammoth Lakes or Mono County area and be of good moral character. Class is limited to 15 students, and held every Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. through June 21.
Applications available at the MLPD (568 Old Mammoth Rd.) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Officer David Scobie at 760.934.2011, ext. 55, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.