Roller rink gets its wheels
The Mammoth Lakes Multi-Use Facility and NEW Mammoth Roller Rink will open to the public on Friday, June 8, at 3 p.m. The facility is located at 416 Sierra Park Road adjacent to the Mammoth Lakes Library and opposite Mammoth High School.
Operating as the Mammoth Ice Rink in winter, the Mammoth Roller Rink will offer summer recreational roller and inline skating, youth/adult roller hockey, arena soccer, broomball, basketball, mini-ramps, and table tennis/golf.
For the complete summer schedule, rates and special promotions such as the 6th Skate Free, visit www.mammothrollerrink.com, pick up a rack card located in Mammoth Lakes and along U.S. 395, or call the Mammoth Roller Rink at 760.934.2505, or the Town’s Recreation Department office at 760.934-8989 ext. 222.
Operation blowdown event
Devils Postpile National Monument and the Inyo National Forest are pleased to host National Weather Service meteorologist Rhett Milne for a presentation on June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Mammoth Welcome Center Auditorium. The hour-long presentation will cover November 30, 2011, forest blowdown event that affected large sections of the San Joaquin River Watershed from Tuolumne Meadows to Mt. Whitney and knocked down thousands of trees in the area.
The presentation will examine the science of predicting those types of wind events, what happened from a meteorological perspective, and why this storm was so unusual in this part of the Sierra. It will be followed by a short question and answer session.
Info: Devils Postpile Superintendent Deanna Dulen, 760.924.5505.
Mammoth dog license clinic
Town of Mammoth Lakes annual dog license sale/vaccination clinic in the Police Department parking lot on Saturday, June 9, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary clinic will provide low cost vaccinations for dogs and cats.
If your dog does not need a rabies vaccination update, you can just purchase a license for $13 if your animal is spayed/neutered or $30 if it is not. You don’t need to bring your pet to the clinic unless it needs a vaccination update.
Bring proof of spay/neuter if applicable, and proof of a current rabies vaccination if your dog is not due this year.
Purchase 2012-13 TOML dog licenses at the MLPD front counter, Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: contact the MLPD at 760.934.2011, ext 0.
2012 Sports Physicals
Mammoth and Lee Vining High School Sports and Mammoth Youth Football have two opportunities to secure their required Sports Physicals:
Sierra Park Pediatrics will conduct a clinic on Saturday, June 9, @ Mammoth Hospital Orthopedic Building, 2nd Floor. Cost: $25 donation to benefit High School Boosters and Mammoth Youth Football. Time: Mammoth Youth Football 8:30-10:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
Day & Night Pediatrics, located at 437 Old Mammoth Rd. Suite B-3, just 2 doors down from Giovanni’s, will hold physicals from now until school ends in mid-June, as well as the first 2 weeks of July, and all of August and September. Cost: $20, with portions donated back to your school or sports program.
Times: 4-6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, closed Tuesday. First come, first served. Other times by appointment.
“STEP” up for education
The Annual STEP Arcularius Ranch Round Valley Elementary School Fundraiser for the Round Valley School is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at 5 p.m. at the Arcularius Ranch. A great evening of music, dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions to benefit the Round Valley School. Sponsored by the non-profit STEP Foundation. Reservations/info, Rick Davis at 760.408.0466.
Get some good carma
CARMA, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, will hold an Open House on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CARMA, located on Westgard Pass approximately 13 miles east of Big Pine, is the Northern Hemisphere’s largest millimeter-wave radio observatory. Astronomers from all over the world use CARMA to make cutting-edge observations and study the formation of stars and planetary systems, the dynamics of galaxies, and the evolution of galaxy clusters in the universe.
CARMA scientists will lead tours of the site, answer questions and explain their research. Refreshments will be available free-of-charge.
Note: No events at Owens Valley Radio Observatory, so do NOT turn onto Leighton Lane. Info: call 760.938.2075 to speak with Dr. Mark Hodges (ext 109) or Dr. Stephen Muchovej (ext 130), and visit www.mmarray.org.