“A Twin Falls” book debut
Mammoth resident Terry Gooch Ross has recently published her first novel, “A Twin Falls,” the first in the author’s High Sierra Mystery series. “A Twin Falls” is a story of mystery, fantasy and friendship set in Mammoth Lakes and Portola Valley, Calif. “A Twin Falls” is available in paperback and for e-readers. Gooch Ross will do a book signing at the Booky Joint on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 4-6 p.m. For more information go to Two-Birds-Press.com.
Hospital Auxiliary scholarship
For more than 10 years, Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary has sponsored scholarships for college students pursuing medical or medically-related careers. And this year, the application period is now open. Applicants must meet the following qualifications: 1.) Completed two years of prerequisites in a medically-related curriculum, or worked for two years in a medically-related field in Mono County. Submit verification with application. 2.) Currently in a medically-related course of study. 3.) Is a current Mono County resident (two or more years). 4.) May be a graduate student who wishes to changes career path, or change to a different medically-related profession.
Applications are now available at the Mono County Library front desk in Mammoth Lakes, at the Mammoth Hospital Admission Window and at the Cast Off Cashier’s Desk. The Auxiliary has ample funds for scholarships.
All applications are due by April 30. Awards are issued for the current academic year only, and may not be postponed or reserved for future use. Proof of attendance will be required. If currently attending classes, attach transcripts, even partial ones. Questions: Suzanne Stokes, 760.934.5645.
We’re off to see the “Wizard”
Tickets for Playhouse 395’s Spring Musical production of L. Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” are now on sale onine at www.playhouse395.com. The Box Office will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main, Bishop.
Playhouse 395 has changed the mix of reserved and general admission seats and established a new pricing structure. When purchasing online, look for the box in the upper right corner of the ticketing screen where you will select reserved seats or general admission. There is a “back” button if you change your mind. There are also options for adult, senior (age 64+) and youth (under 18) pricing. Info/questions: 760.920.9100.
Happy Birthday, Woolly
For Woolly’s birthday, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will transform Canyon Lodge into a playground for children decked out with balloons galore and plenty of indoor and outdoor fun. Enjoy the fun, including helping Woolly blow out the candles on his giant birthday cake!
Kids will have mega Outdoor Fun, including lots of snowplay areas, Snowcat & Snowmobile demos near School Yard Express, a Woolly scavenger Hunt on School Yard Express, Snow Man building. Indoor entertainment includes making Woolly a birthday card, a Magic Show, Roaming Juggler and Balloon Twisters, Face painting, Helmet decorating, live music and birthday cake!
The celebration continues with Woolly’s parade in the Village Plaza at 3:30 p.m., and a Tubing Party at Woolly’s Tube Park at 5 p.m.
Manzanar Day of Remembrance
Manzanar National Historic Site hosts a special program in honor of the Day of Remembrance, an annual observation of the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which enabled the forced removal of more than 110,000 United States citizens or residents of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast in 1942.
On May 9, 1942, Toyo Miyatake, his wife Hiro, and their four children arrived at Manzanar. With a lens and film holder hidden in his luggage, Toyo recorded camp life, and captured thousands of images of the people and place.
Join Alan Miyatake, one of Toyo’s grandsons, to view Robert Nakamura’s award-winning film, “lnfinite Shades of Gray,” and to hear more about Toyo Miyatake’s life and work.
The program is free and open to the public. Info: call 760.878.2194 or visit www.nps.gov/manz.
Sierra Bighorn: 500 and rising
Save the date for this unique event that celebrates the growth of the Sierra bighorn population to 500 animals, as well as the completion of the first mural in Jane Kim’s Migrating Mural project, at the Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S Main Street, Bishop, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Enjoy fine art, light refreshments, conversation about conservation, raffle prizes and a silent auction.