FOI Member/Volunteer Party
Celebrate another year of stewardship at Friends of the Inyo’s Member & Volunteer Party, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Bring a chair, water, sunscreen and snacks. If spending the night, bring your camping gear. Explorations begin at 10 a.m. at the Obsidian Flat Campground. Evening Celebrations begin at 5 p.m. with a member/volunteer meeting and FOI activity update by Board President James Wilson, followed by FOI-hosted dinner burrito bar with non-alcoholic beverages and potluck dessert. You can BYOB. After dinner, enjoy live music and conversation around the campfire. Coffee and a delicious chilaquiles breakfast for all campers on Sunday morning. RSVP by Sept. 25 to Catherine Billey at 760.873.6500 or email@example.com.
Local bullying movie to debut
The public is invited to the premiere of “Which Team Will You Choose?”on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Edison Theatre, 100 College Parkway, across from Cerro Coso College in Mammoth Lakes.
The 45-minute original movie is produced and directed by Dee DiGioia, who hopes it will “become a memorable and powerful visual tool to empower elementary school children in helping to break the cycle of bullying.” There will be two show times: 4-5 and 5-6 p.m.
“There is no better education than to teach children to be kind, have compassion and do no harm. It is the responsibility of every adult to ensure that every child learns these qualities,” she said. The movie inspired by Helen Keller’s quote, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
The movie was not given permission to be shown at Mammoth Elementary School. If you cannot attend and/or would like it shown to your organization, and/or would like to order a copy, contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info on her antibullying program is also online at www.caringandcourageouskids.com.
Alabama Hills spirit day
The Alabama Hills Film Festival and the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office will sponsor a cleanup of the Alabama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 29, and coincides with National Public Lands Day. The event will prepare the area for the Lone Pine Film Festival on Oct. 5-7.
Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the Lone Pine McDonalds for a volunteer orientation breakfast courtesy of McDonalds or at Movie Road and Whitney Portal Road at 9 a.m. Please bring gloves, hat and sunscreen. BLM will provide tools and trash bags. Refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact Chris Langley, Inyo County Film Commissioner, at 760.937.1189 or Richard Williams, BLM recreation planner, at 760.872.5033.
National Public Lands Day is the largest annual coast-to-coast, single-day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. The purpose of this event is to improve the recreational facilities, preserve the biological and heritage resources, and foster public involvement in the stewardship of public lands.
Mono Inn “Dine for a Cause”
The Historic Mono Inn and Wild Iris invite you to “Dine for a Cause” on Friday, Sept. 28. The Mono Inn, located on U.S. 395 just north of Lee Vining, will serve an “exceptional food & wine experience,” and 20% of all dinner receipts will go to support Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
RSVP recommended. Call the Mono Inn at 760.647.6581.
Flu clinics in Mono County
The Mono County Health Department is holding community flu clinics throughout the county. In addition, most pharmacies and health care providers also have flu vaccine available.
GET VACCINATED! Protect yourself, your family, co-workers, neighbors and the community from this year’s strains. Clinics this week:
Monday, Sept. 24, @ June Lake Community Center, 5– 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 26, @ Lee Vining Community Center, same time.
Shots: $10 adults, ages 19 and older, $2 ages 6 months to 18. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available. Free with Medicare Part B card.
Pabanamanina “Big Gathering”
The public is invited to join in this year’s Indian Day Parade and Pow Wow, Sept. 28-30, at the Paiute Palace RV Park on U.S. 395 in Bishop. The Parade rolls out at 10 a.m. from the RV lot, down Pa Ha Lane, to Diaz and ends at the Barlow Gym, with family activities and a barbecue to follow there.
Pow Wow events and Hand Games Tournaments will happen all weekend. There will be food vendors, and arts & crafts. Bring a folding chair with you. Admission is free.
Info: call 760.873.4150 or visit www.paiutepalace.com.