SOS: Lake George
In partnership with MLTPA, this Summer of Stewardship event, next Saturday, July 28, will be organized a bit differently than other SOS volunteer trail days in the Lakes Basin. Begin with a bagel & orange juice breakfast at Lake George, followed by trail maintenance and lakeshore cleanup. The free lunch after will be at Pokonobe at 1:30 p.m. (rather than the usual 12:30 p.m.), making for a slightly longer day of work.
Appetizers and drinks will be on hand at Pokonobe as of 1 p.m., followed by lunch and giveaways!
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Lake George parking lot. Dress for trail work with sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. Gloves and tools provided. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival
“Something Magic Happens Here” is the slogan for this year’s Fourth Annual June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival, July 26-29. And when you’re there you’ll not only know why, you’ll be part of that magic.
Take in some of the best in mountain music by the world’s best performers, including emerging artists and local favorites. Scheduled to play: The Core Shots, Heart Full of Soul, Beth Fitchet & Steve Wood, Mark Turnbull, The Northstar Session, The Greg Felden Band, Cliff Wagner and the Old #7, and many, many more.
This year’s four day, boutique festival will be at five venues around the Loop, and features a four-day kids music camp July 24-28.
Remember the June Lake Loop offers fishing, hiking, horse-back riding, swimming, fine dinning, two famous pubs and a world class spa – all in a stunning environment. .
Tickets range from $10-$20 and are available on the day of the show at each venue. All-event passes are also available online amd for sale in June Lake at the General Store, Ernie’s Tackle, and Gnome Hollow Gallery. All-event pass holders will also receive local discounts.
A portion of the proceeds will support “The June Lake Loop Women’s Club Scholarship Fund”.
Tickets and full schedules: www.junelakemusic.com.
Villagefest tickles your ribs
Mammoth Lakes’ 9th Annual Villagefest is California’s Highest Rib & Chili Cookoff competition, and it gets cookin’ next weekend, July 27-28, in the Village at Mammoth. Along with mouth-watering great food, you’ll get lots of live, free music from Pink Froyd, classic rock from Street Heart and country-rock-blues-roots from Dave Bernal’s Just Dave Band. Bring your dancing shoes to do some shuffling and country line dancing!
More info: www.mammothvillagefest.com.
Mono Kids Fishing Festival
Mono Council for the Arts presents the 25th Annual Kids Fishing Festival next Saturday, July 28, in collaboration with the Eastern Sierra Fishing Guides Association at the Snowcreek Ponds from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for kids up to age 15. The event is FREE. Rods and reels provided, as are catch and release/fly fishing lessons, Dept of Fish and Game programs, art activities, lots of free raffle prizes. For more info: visit www.kidsfishfest.com!
Firemens’ Picnic, Canoe Races
Mammoth Lakes Fire Department hosts its 42nd Annual Picnic & Canoe Races next Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. Money raised goes to support community projects, such as Wounded Warriors events and high school graduate scholarships.
Canoe Races will be Saturday at Horseshoe Lake from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food and beverages available. Racing starts at noon.
Picnic will be Sunday at Shady Rest Park, same times. Food and beverages there, too. Also fair-style games all day.
Raffle prizes will be given out both days.
Barcroft Open House update
White Mountain Research Center announced this week that it will NOT hold its annual Barcroft Open House event in 2012, and apologized for the inconvenience. WMRS will still hold an OPEN GATE DAY on Sunday, September 2.
The station itself will NOT be open to the public on this day and we ask that you do not disturb staff or researchers at the station.
OBSERVE AND FOLLOW ANY PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT THE BARCROFT STATION.
NOTE: Barcroft Station is located at 12,500 feet elevation. Discomfort and altitude sickness can happen to anyone regardless of age or physical condition. If you question your reaction to high-altitude environments, consult your physician before attempting to drive to the Barcroft Station.
More info: www.wmrs.edu.