Lee Vining High School presents the comedy “Rescuing Dreamwood,” a very funny romp of mixed up, mashed up fairy tales by Claudia Haas, this Friday, May 25, and again Monday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Queen Marta tries to save Castle Dreamwood by putting on a ball and marrying off her son to richest princess she can find. Right up the alley for fans of ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” the characters include Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk and even Fiona from “Shrek!” Dinner prior to the performace is at 5:30 p.m., $8 adults, $5 kids 10 and under. Donation: $5 (it’s actually free, but dig deep if you can)!
Tatswano spring gathering
Join in the 2012 Tatswano Traditional Spring Gathering at the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indian Cultural Center this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, at 2300 West Line Street in Bishop. Native American-themed celebrations include workshops, games, demonstrations, exhibits, arts and crafts, food and ceremonies.
Sunday at 1 p.m. … Veterans Invocation & Welcome, Flag Ceremony, Gun Salute, Veteran’s Memorial & Recognition, Taps and a Native Veteran’s Honoring with a Memorial Day Veteran’s Address by Loretta Howard, honoring SFC Cecil Rambeau, SGT Raimundo Huarte, CPL Arthur McGill, PFC John Andreas Sr, John Dondero, BM3 Lee Howard, 2d Lt Alberta Carter and PFC Alex David. On Monday, there will be a Cleanup of the Sunland Cemetery at 9 a.m.
For more information contact Vincent Townsend at 760.920.1638.
Old schoolhouse museum
Mono Basin Historical Society announces that the Old Schoolhouse Museum, next to Hess Park in Lee Vining, is now open for the season. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m., closed Tuesdays. During this 25th year in operation, the museum displays the mining, pioneer and Kuzedikaa Paiute history of the Mono Basin. More info: 760.647.6461
Mono birding walks begin
The birds are returning to the Eastern Sierra. Dust off those binoculars, get out the bird book, and head on up to the Mono Lake County Park and State Reserve boardwalk, a great place to see an impressive diversity of summer resident birds as well as migrants on their way to higher elevations or points north.
The Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and the Mono Lake Committee host free 2-hour bird walks on Fridays and Sundays. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and are open to all levels of bird watchers. See shore and lake birds, and a variety of habitats. The boardwalks are located 5 miles north of Lee Vining off of Cemetery Road. Walks run through the beginning of September. Info: call the State Natural Reserve at 760.647.6331.
Playhouse 395 workshop
Registration is now open for HONK!, the Playhouse 395 Children’s Theatre Workshop for Summer 2012, June 11-22 and July 9-21. Register online, or download a form at the Playhouse 395 website, fill it out and either mail it in or drop it off at the Playhouse 395 Box Office at 146 W. Line Street.
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” involves a gaggle of farmyard characters, who join the naïve, but loveable, Ugly in his rites-of-passage journey from misrepresented duckling to elegant swan.
Universal casting call
Universal Studios are holding an Open Casting Call for ages 18-55 needed to work as paid extras on an upcoming feature film production in the Mammoth area in July.
The casting call will be held next Saturday, June 9, from 9-11 a.m. in the June Lake Community Center and again later at Snowcreek Athletic Club, 51 Club Drive in Mammoth from 3-7 p.m.
Come by at any time during those hours. There will be plenty of free parking, and the casting process will take only a few minutes.
You’ll complete an application, we’ll take your photo. If you can’t make the casting call, send: a current photo/contact info to: email@example.com.
Please, no phone calls to the Community Center or Athletic Club … they are only supplying the venues!