Food Day 2012
The Mono County Nutrition & Physical Activity Taskforce and Mammoth High School invite the public to Food Day 2012, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5-8 p.m. in the Mammoth High School Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).
The community event is for raising awareness of local overweight and obesity rates and celebrating a national movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The evening will begin with light refreshments provided by Mammoth High School’s Culinary Arts students, followed by a screening of the film “Choices,” from the HBO series “Weight of the Nation.” After the film, enjoy food tastings from local restaurants who will showcase some healthy and delicious menu items.
U.S.F.S. vehicle auction
The annual U.S. Forest Service used vehicle and equipment auction is scheduled for Oct. 22. Vehicles, including compact and full-size pickups, SUV’s, utility trucks, (2) farm tractors and (1) grader will be sold to the highest bidder by way of an online auction through the GSA website www.gsaauctions.gov. Bidders must register on the website. The sale number is 91QSCI-13-041. Vehicles are located locally at: Inyo National Forest Equipment Shop: 798 N. Main Street; Bishop, CA (Lot #s 146-162)
Potential bidders can view vehicles and equipment Monday, Oct.15, through Friday Oct.19, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will be no weekend viewing. The Internet Auction closes on Monday Oct. 22. Info on vehicles on the Inyo National Forest contact Dan Dummer at 760.873.2429.
Breast Cancer events
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vons and the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes are teaming up to ensure that all donations through Vons checkstands stay local during the month of October. All donations will help underprivileged women of Mono County pay for mammograms.
Also, visit the Double Eagle Spa locations in Mammoth and June Lake for Think Pink Rose Specials in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
And, plan to attend “Women’s Day” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mammoth Hospital. Lunch will be provided. All attendees will receive a coupon for a discounted mammogram. Info and RSVP by calling 760.924.4116.
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.
Clinics this week:
Monday, Oct. 15, @ Crowley Lake Community Center, 4-7 p.m.
Shots: $10 adults, ages 19 and older, $2 ages 6 months to 18. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available. Free with Medicare Part B card.
Info: Public Health Director Lynda Salcido, 760.924.1842.
Trails system grand opening
The public is invited to join the Inyo National Forest (INF), Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML), Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) on Saturday, Oct. 20, to celebrate the completion of a series of important federally, state, and locally funded trail projects.
Start the day with a Special Summer of Stewardship Trail Event from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Twin Lakes Vista parking lot.
Trolley Tours of the completed Recovery Act projects and the new Mammoth Trail System Signage will be running in the morning.
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony from 2–4 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center marks the official Grand Opening of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
To cap off the day, join MLTPA at 7 p.m. for a “Tools of the Trails System” fundraising event at the Westin Monache Resort. $10 admission fee. Info: 760.934.3154 or www.mltpa.org.