Shop with a cop
The Mammoth Lakes Police Officer’s Association is coordinating a multi-jurisdictional multi-county event that will benefit some well deserving families for Christmas.
The event is called, “Shop with a Cop”, and will involve the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Bishop Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Inyo Probation Department.
The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15. “Shop with a Cop” will consist of officers and deputies picking children up at their homes and taking them to breakfast at Whiskey Creek Restaurant in Bishop at 9 a.m.
After breakfast, the deputies and officers will drive the children in marked patrol cars to K Mart where they will be guided on a shopping experience. The local law enforcement associations are providing the children with funds to purchase gifts for their family members.
After the shopping is complete, volunteers will help the children wrap their gifts and the law enforcement officers will take the children home to provide a Christmas for them and their families.
CMU students’ holiday album
Local music students from Chamber Music Unbound’s “Honors Strings” program are releasing a CD called “Festive Strings,” a collection of seasonal and holiday favorites. All proceeds from the sale of the disc, which is priced at $12.99, will help cover the costs of the students’ 2013 musical trip to Germany. And, as CMU points out, it makes a great gift or stocking stuffer. Buy your copy online at http://felicitrio.com/cds.html.
June Lake lights up the holidays
On Dec. 8, the Annual Childrens Christmas Story, Craft and Trim the Community Christmas Tree event goes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the June Lake Library host a Christmas Story and crafts in the library. Then to the Community Center to decorate the Christmas Tree. Lunch is hosted by the June Lake Loop Women’s Club. Free to all children.
On Dec. 15, it’s June Lake Village Light-Up. Start the day at 8:30 a.m. having pancakes & breakfast with Santa until 10:30 a.m. Talk to Santa, gifts from Santa, photos with Santa. Free to all children, $3 per adult. Later, meet at Sierra Crest Realty for food & drinks at 3 p.m. Snowman making party, and music by the Littlest Birds.
At 5 p.m., meet at the Sierra Inn for the Tree Lighting Celebration, Dance with the Vital Ballet Recital, and sing festive songs with the local children. After party with pizza & music at the Sierra Inn with DJ Jah-Rod featuring Learixx!
“Seven Saturday Nights” live music in June Lake runs Dec. 15 – March 16, 2013.
OVC’s “A Search for Justice”
The Owens Valley Committee invites members and the public to a free program, “A Search for Justice: The Inyo/LA Long Term Water Agreement,” on the promise of the Water Agreement, what it is and where we stand now that the agreement has been in effect for more than 20 years. The program will be presented in Bishop on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. @ the White Mountain Research Station classroom, 3000 E. Line St., east of Bishop.
The program begins with a short documentary video, “A Search for Justice,” produced by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in 1991, about the agreement’s goals and major provisions, and the support for and opposition against it.
Following will be a panel discussion and audience questions. Mark Bagley, OVC Executive Director, will moderate. Panelists include former Inyo County Water Commissioner Thaddeus Taylor, who was on the Water Agreement negotiating team for Inyo, and Nancy Masters, daughter of Supervisor Keith Bright. Info: www.ovcweb.org or call Bagley at 760.873.5326.
Angel Giving Tree
The Angel Giving Tree ensures that low-income children receive gifts for Christmas. Participate by selecting a child’s name at Vons.
Last year there were 40 children whose names were not selected, so organizers are asking you to select two names.
Bring gifts to the Health Department by Wednesday, Dec. 12. This year the Health Dept. offers the option of giving a gift certificate to Rite Aid, Kmart or the Cast Off to allow the parents to shop for their own children.
Drop off a certificate at the Health Department if you don’t want to shop for a child, but would like to supplement a gift the child receives. You can receive an income tax donation by writing a check to Mono County Office of Education and MCOE will purchase the gift certificate.
And bring an unwrapped toy to the Mammoth Lakes Library by Dec. 13 & help support the Angel Giving Tree. Call Didi 760.934.0031 with questions.
Volunteers needed for sorting. Call Mary Jo @ 760.934.2253 to help.