Evening with the stars Eastern Sierra theatre fans won’t want to miss a special staged reading of Bernard Slade’s comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” with Linda Purl and Robert Picardo, two prominent stage and screen celebrities in “Evening With The Stars,” for two-nights only, Jan. 18-19, at 7 p.m. The evenings, a fundraiser for the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, will be held at the Edison Theatre, 100 College Parkway adjacent to Cerro Coso College. Linda Purl is a film and TV veteran with recurring roles on HBO’s “True Blood,” as well as “Homeland,” and “The Office,” as well as on “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” and in films, including “Mighty Joe Young.” Robert Picardo is well known as the Doctor on “Star Trek: Voyager,” Coach Cutlip on the “The Wonder Years,” and as Dr. Richards on “China Beach.” His film roles include “Gremlins” and “Gremlins 2,” and “The Howling.” Tickets ($35 General Admission, $55 with Wine and Hors d’oeuvres) are going fast; buy them at www.edisontheatre.org, or RSVP to 760.934.6592. The event is sponsored by Paul & Kathleen Rudder and the Westin Monache.
Mono Basin RPAC open seat The Mono Basin Regional Planning Advisory Committee is seeking a new member. Applications are available at http://monocounty.ca.gov/rpac/page/rpac-application and at the Community Development counter of the county offices in Bridgeport or Mammoth Lakes. Deadline is Jan. 31. Submit directly to Heather deBethizy by email at email@example.com or at PO Box 347, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Questions: contact deBethizy at 760.924.1812.
“Mountains of the Blue Sheep” The public is invited to a special presentation of a Multi-Media Documentary by Andy Selters, “MOUNTAINS OF THE BLUE SHEEP: A Journey Beyond the Himalaya,” this Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Edison Theatre, 100 College Parkway adjacent to Cerro Coso College in Mammoth, at 7 p.m. Much of the Northern tip of India remains unexplored, a vastness of peaks and glaciers that has long shletered people and wildlife in their ancient patterns. Selters documented an expedition that climbed peaks almost unseen before, and found that in a remote village, those ancient ways are changing fast. Admission: $10 at the door. Info: www.AndySelters.com, log on to www.MammothLakesFoundation.org, or call the Foundation at 760.934.3781.
“Snow White” auditions Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Monday, Jan. 21, from 3-5 p.m. at the Home Street Middle School multi-purpose room in Bishop. Auditions are free; a $25 performance fee will be charged to each child cast. Roles open: Snow White, the Queen, the Seven Dwarfs, her Forest Friends, Black Forest Creatures, a Magic Mirror, Bats, Henchmen and the King. Children Kindergarten through grade 8 are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on backstage responsibilities. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Bishop High School Auditorium at 3 and 5:30 p.m. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Bishop is brought to you by the Bishop Schools Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Info: call Kim Linse, 760.872.9364.
Mobility Transit workshop Members of the public and business community are encouraged to attend a Mobility Commission Transit Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Suite Z beginning at 4 p.m. This workshop will provide the opportunity for the public to respond to the reduction in transit services as a result of the Town’s recently adopted restructuring plan. The Commission, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority staff, and Town staff are asking for public comment in person, or in written form, about the importance of transit services to you, our guests, employees, and businesses to help find ways to meet the community’s transit needs in these challenging economic times. Direct written comments to Ray Jarvis, Public Works Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to John Helm, ESTA Executive Director (email@example.com), or addressed to P.O. Box 1609, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
Library fine amnesty Got some overdue books from the Mammoth Lakes Library? Bring back those overdue books and the Library will waive fines, no questions asked. To celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the new Mammoth Library,and to thank the community members for their continuing support, all Mono County libraries will waive fines on any overdue materials returned from Jan. 20-26. And, for only $1 more, they will waive any existing overdue fines on your account. Info: 760.934.4777.