MHS is “Leader of the Pack”
Like the doo-wop sound of the ’60s? Then you’ll LOVE Mammoth High School Drama’s production of “Leader of the Pack,” which runs Thurs., Fri., and Sat., April 5, 6 & 7, and 12, 13 & 14, on the MPR stage.
The musical tells the story of the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector, the songwriters and producers of many smash hits recorded and sung by groups such as the Ronnettes, the Chantels and the Crystals, including the title song, “Leader of the Pack” was recorded by the Shangri-Las. Presley Mekvold plays Ellie, Jack Woo plays Jeff and Alex Hamilton play Gus, a character patterned after Phil Spector.
Director Kevin Worden helms a cast of 27 performers, including songs played live by members of the MHS Band. Shows at 7 p.m. nightly. Tix: $5 at the door.
Alabama Hills hike
Join in an interpretive hike to view arches in the Alabama Hills this Saturday, March 31 (weather permitting). Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office, leads this trip to view several arches in a seldom visited corner of the hills including the elegant “Hitching Post” arch, and even some historic movie locations.
Meet at 10 a.m. @ the Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, corner of Route 136 and U.S. 395. The beginning of the hike is just a short drive (about 10 minutes) from the visitor center. Carpooling recommended.
Hike should take 1.5-2.5 hours and includes one moderately strenuous portion. Bring water and dress for any kind of weather. More info: Dave Kirk, 760.876.6210, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Rich Williams, 760.872.5033, email@example.com.
Wild Iris workshops
Wild Iris conducts a pair of workshops on domestic violence and sexual assaults. The first is this Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. at Wild Iris, 386 W. Line St. in Bishop, for those who would like to become a certified domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselor. The workshop is free, but RSVP to Wild Iris at 760.873.6601. Coffee and tea provided.
Also, Crisis Counselor Training begins April 3 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through June 5, from 8 a.m.-noon This training meets California’s state requirements to become a certified crisis counselor and is for those wanting to be working in a volunteer or professional capacity with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attendance at the Saturday March 31 workshop is mandatory for this training.
Contact Wild iris at 760.873.6601 for information and to register. Also register online at www.wild-iris.org.
ICARE fundraising dinner
ICARE (Inyo [and Mono] County Animal Resources & Education) invites the all animal lovers and the general public to its 16th annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds complex in Bishop, sponsored by Union Bank and KIBS/KBOV Radio.
Evening includes a top sirloin steak dinner or vegetarian dinner catered by Whiskey Creek, many door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a special raffle for an amazing quilt. There will also be an exciting auction of valuable art by local artists and other special items. Proceeds benefit ICARE’s animal welfare programs: low cost spaying/neutering, ICARE Stitch Fund for ill or injured Inyo County Shelter animals and adoption promotion of Inyo County Shelter animals.
Tix: $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12, available in Bishop at Spellbinder Books and Radio Shack, in Mammoth at the Booky Joint or call ICARE at 760.872.3802 to order by mail. More on ICARE: visit www.ICAREforPets.org.