ICARE shopping at Spellbinder
Spellbinder Books and ICARE hold their 13th Annual ICARE Shopping Day on Saturday, Dec. 15. Purchase a $5 ICARE Donation Ticket at the store from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and receive 20% off a wonderful selection of books, calendars, greeting cards and assorted gifts. There will also be a drawing for prizes.
Your $5 donation goes entirely to the ICARE’s Stitch Fund, which provides veterinary care for ill or injured Inyo County Shelter animals so they start their new lives with loving adopters.
Spellbinder Books is located at 124 South Main Street in Bishop. Info: call Lynne at 760.873.4511.
Regan tops PH395 fundraiser
On Saturday, Jan. 26 headline comedian Dennis Regan will be the featured act at Playhouse 395’s annual fundraiser, 6 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Home Economics Building.
Regan has logged multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also been seen on Showtime and Comedy Central, and toured and headlined large venues and most of the country’s major comedy clubs. In addition, he has also worked as a television writer on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”
Tickets ($35) are on sale now for this fun filled evening at www.playhouse395.com, and make great gifts for anyone on your Christmas List. Adults only. No one under 18; IDs will be checked. Info: 760.920.9100.
June Lake lights up holidays
On Dec. 15, enjoy the holidays June Lake-style. Start the day at 8:30 a.m. having pancakes & breakfast with Santa at the Community Center until 10:30 a.m.
Later, meet at Sierra Crest Realty for appetizeers & drinks at 3 p.m with entertainment by 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 local children. After party with pizza & music at the Sierra Inn with DJ Jah-Rod featuring Learixx
Boxtops for Interact
Perhaps you’ve seen them on your breakfast cereal and other boxes, but never known what to with them. Well, the Mammoth Lakes Rotary-sponsored Interact Club can help you help education. Interact members are always reaching out to help schools. Their current project is “Boxtops.”
Boxtops for Education is a nation-wide program that provides funding for schools across the country. Mammoth Interact Club is going to donate all money raised through the boxtops project back into the local schools.
Look for the Boxtops symbol on top of participating Boxtops products such as those made by Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper, Ziploc and many others. Once you purchase an item with the specific Boxtops symbol, cut it out and turn it in to one of our many Boxtops collecting stations located at the Mammoth Lakes library, Mammoth Hospital, Mimi’s Cookie Bar, The Booky Joint and Looney Bean.
Every Boxtops cutout is worth 10 cents for local schools.
MMSA fires up Night of Lights
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area presents “Night of Lights,” a holiday celebration of lights and magic, set against the grandeur of its ski slopes, at Canyon Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 22.
Ride the complimentary Village Gondola to Canyon Lodge and enjoy a fun-filled night complete with a firework show and torchlight parade!
In the Village at Mammoth at noon carolers will roam the shops, followed by fireside story time and live music with Big Wednesday.
Enjoy the festivities from inside the Cloverleaf Room (3rd floor, Canyon Lodge). Ticket includes access from 5-8 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase inside. Children ages 0-6 are free with a paid adult. Kids 7-12 are $25 advance, $30 at the door. Adults are $35 advance, $40 at the door. Tickets available through 800.MAMMOTH or at any MMSA ticket counter.
Alabama Hills Arches Hike
Interpretive hikes to view arches in the Alabama Hills return starting Saturday, Dec. 15 (weather permitting). Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office, will lead the hike.
Find out what geologic processes lead to formation of the arches. This relatively moderate hike enables participants to view arches in a seldom visited corner of the hills including the elegant “Hitching Post” Arch, including some historical movie locations.
Meet at 10 a.m. at the Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, corner of routes 136 and U.S. 395. Carpooling is suggested.
The hike will take 1 ½ – 2 ½ hours and includes one moderately strenuous portion along a dirt road that descends and climbs out of a wash. Bring water and dress in layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions. More info: call Kirk at 760.876.6210.