Best July 4 celebration, ever
You’ll want to be in Mammoth Lakes for this year’s Fourth of July … part of our “Best Summer Ever!” Here are just a few reasons why:
~ Lion’s Club’s “Pancake Breakfast” @ Chart House Parking Lot, 7-11 a.m.
~ Mono Council for the Arts “Mammoth Celebrates Art”art show @ Footloose parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
~ High Sierra Striders’ “Footloose Freedom Mile” starting at Old Mammoth & Minaret @ 10:10 a.m.
~ Mammoth Lakes Chamber July 4 parade down Main Street and up Old Mammoth Rd. at 11 a.m.
~ Chamber Music Unbound’s “Pops in the Park” @ Mammoth Creek Park, just after the parade.
~ U.S. Forest Service’s “Fire Safety Fun Festival” @ Fire station #2 on Sawmill Cutoff Rd., after the parade until 3 p.m.
~ Mammoth Lakes Fire Department’s “Open House” @ Fire station #1 on Main Street, noon to 3 p.m.
~ Grumpy’s “Hot Dog Eating Contest” @ Grumpy’s parking lot, after the parade
~ Farmers Market @ Luxury Outlet Mall, from 4-7 p.m.
~ And the annual “Fireworks Spectacular” @ Crowley Lake @ 9:15 p.m.
There will also be fireworks on Thursday, July 5, in the Village at Mammoth, right around sundown.
For more, call the Mammoth Lakes Chamber at 760.934.6717.
July 4 festivities in Bishop
And Bishop will be celebrating July 4 in grand style as well. on July 3, stop by the Paiute Palace Casino’s Celebration for fireworks, barbecue, live entertainment, giveaways, kids activities and family-friendly fun.
July 4 will be a BIG day at the Bishop City Park, with a one-pitch softball tournament, open play Bocce Ball, tennis, volleyball, free swimming, ice-cream, watermelon & pie and more!
And stick around for the Fireworks Show at Bishop Airport, hosted by Bishop Volunteer Fire Department. Gates open at 3 p.m.; show starts at dark.
Huskies Hoop Camp
Brush up your b-ball skills at the Huskies Hoop camp conducted by Mammoth High School coaches and players. Camp is open to Male and Female students going into grades 4-8.
Camp will be held at the Mammoth High School Gym, July 30-Aug. 2, from noon-4 p.m. daily. Fee: $40, includes t-shirt!
Mail completed registration form and check (post date after July 1) payable to Mammoth High School Athletics to: Mammoth High School PO Box 3149 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
Scholarship assistance available. Info/registration: Coach Jason 360.970.0321 or email Jellydonut72@gmail.com.
Playhouse 395 goes “HONK!”
Playhouse 395 Summer Children’s Theatre Workshop of “HONK!” second workshop starts July 9, with a final performance from that group on July 20. 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.
This contemporary adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” follows the loveable Ugly in his journey from duckling to swan.
Reds Meadow shuttle service
After celebrating its centennial as a National Monument last summer, Devils Postpile and its unique 60-foot basalt columns will be ready to welcome visitors when shuttle busses leave from Mammoth Mountain beginning Friday June 29. Tickets are available from the Adventure Center. Devils Postpile is just a short hike in and the 101 foot high Rainbow Falls is roughly 2.5 miles down trail from Devils Postpile.
Mammoth Outdoor Sports hosts VCs
Mammoth Outdoor Sports will host 8 weeks of the Village Championships Cross Country Bike Race Series at Shady Rest Park starting Tuesday July 10. Register in advance at Mammoth Outdoor Sports in the Sierra Center Mall or at the event. Sign up begins at 4:30 p.m.; racing starts at 5:30 p.m.