Raise a glass at “Hop ‘N Sage”
Toast the end of the Best Summer Ever and celebrate the beginning of the fall harvest season for gardeners and growers. Join The Sheet and Mammoth Brewing Company for MBC’s Annual Hop & Sage Festival at Sam’s Wood Site, 6-10 p.m., with music by Littlest Birds and Idle Hands.
Suggested donation: $5; bar beneficiary is the Mammoth Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. All ages welcome, no outside alcohol. More info: www.MammothBrewingCo.com/Events/HopNSage.
CNPS plant sale season finale
With summer on the way out, fall is a great time to plant native varieties in the Eastern Sierra. On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will hold its annual native plant sale from 9-11a.m. at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St. in Bishop.
They have 945 plants of 58 varieties this year that have been grown from locally collected seed. Plants range from Desert Willow trees to Mountain mahogany bushes, and smaller showy plants, such as Buckwheat and Penstemon.
Be sure and plan ahead to arrive at the sale early; there will be limited numbers of some varieties. Also, CNPS asks you to bring a box to carry your new plants home in.
Prices: $5 for a small tree pot and $8 for gallon pots. Return any black plastic pots from last year’s sale to be recycled! More info and a full listing of available plants can be found at www.bristleconecnps.org.
Fly Fishing Faire film fest
The Southwest Council, Federation of Fly Fishers is holding a Fly Fishing Faire in Mammoth Lakes, Sept. 13-16. Part of the Faire includes a film festival which is open to the public, featuring many films of regional or general interest.
“The Manzanar Fishing Club” documentary tells the story of the WWII detention facility, and the detainees who would sneak out to fish the waters of the Eastern Sierra. Saturday screening followed by a discussion led Mas Okui, a Manzanar detainee, who will provide a firsthand account of his experiences. (Friday, 2, 6 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.)
“The Mono Lake Story,” produced by Bristlecone Media and the Mono Lake Committee, chronicles the environmental and legal aspects of the struggle to save Mono Lake, along with a short, “The Trout That Saved Mono Lake,” about the rediscovery of trout in Rush Creek and the battle to return water to the Mono Basin. (Friday, 10 a.m., Saturday, 12:15 p.m.)
“International Fly Fishing Film Festival” is a compilation of films that feature fly fishing from around the world. (Friday, 4 & 8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.)
“Healing Waters” will screen excerpts from the yet-to-be-released feature length documentary film about the inspirational wounded warriors of Project Healing Waters. (Friday, 11 a.m., Saturday & Sunday 10:45 a.m.)
All shows at the Edison Theater, 100 College Parkway, across from Cerro Coso College in Mammoth. Tix: $5.
Annual Tioga Pass Run
It’s one of the most demanding runs: 3,200 feet of elevation gain on a 12.4 mile course, with just one hill. Be part of an Eastern Sierra institution and join in the camaraderie of the 34th Annual Tioga Pass Run on Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at 8 a.m. in Lee Vining on Main Street (U.S. 395) and 3rd street.
Run starts in downtown Lee Vining and finishes at the Tioga Pass entrance station to Yosemite. More info: Alana Levin 760.717.0176 or Ken Corathers 760.209.3054 or visit www.tiogapassrun.com or www.monolake.org.
SCT membership party
New members as well as our dear old friends are all invited to help Sierra Classic Theatre celebrate another wonderful year of local performances and talk about next season at the annual SCT Membership Party starting at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Giovanni’s in Mammoth Lakes. There will be pizza, salad, wine, drama, comedy, plenty of over-acting and lots of good cheer.
Audition dates for the upcoming annual Murdery Mystery will also be announced. This is a great time to share your ideas and thoughts about the past and future of Sierra Classic Theatre and theatre in the Sierra in general. There will be awards for last season’s highlights and also the election of new SCT board members. Come out and get involved!
More info: call Allison McDonell Page at 323.646.5055.
Explore the night sky
Take advantage of the Eastern Sierra’s unique view of the night sky to learn more about the many stars you can see on a clear night at the Library’s Night Sky Party, next Saturday, Sep. 15 @ 8 p.m.
Meet Devils Postpile Rangers in the Library parking lot, who will be on hand with telescopes to direct your stargazing. Weather permitting. Info: call the Library at 760.934.4777.