Pamper your pedals
The Pamper Pedal, an event designed specifically for women, supported by the men of Eastside Velo, hits the road on Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. The event features a 45-mile ride, descending 4,000’ from Mammoth Lakes to the Elks Park in the Bishop area. Ride meets at Footloose at 9:30 a.m., departs at 10 a.m.
Participants must be 2013 members of Eastside Velo club (annual membership of $35). There is also a $15 registration fee for the Pamper Pedal. Sign ups are now open for this event, and will be limited to 125 ladies.
Keeping with tradition, Pamper participants are strongly encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be awards for the most creative outfits. This year’s theme is “Vegas Baby!” Channel your inner Elvis, or break out that show girl outfit with those cute feathers.
Home Show and more in Bishop
The 2013 Home Garden and Recreation Show, hosted by Owens Valley Contractors & Vendors Association will be held Friday, May 3, from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. Check out the latest in Decorating, Building, Entertaining, Gardening, Renovating, Landscaping & more. Free admission & many businesses offer great show discounts & deals. Info: www.ovcva.org or call 760.920.8950.
While you’re there, enjoy the Bishop Chamber’s Taste of the Sierra at the Home Show, from 6-9 p.m. in the Charles Brown Auditorium. Enjoy great food provided by area restaurants & caterers. $25 includes two beverages. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.
Gem fans, visit the Eastern Sierra Gem & Mineral Show, May 3-5, in the Douglas Robinson Building. Lapidary displays & demos, jewelry vendors, geode cutting field trips & tons of fun for rock hounds! Free admission all weekend. And the Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society will be at the show, Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Steve Mobley, 760.793.6025 Email: email@example.com.
Choo Choo Swap Meet @ the Tri-County Fair Grounds opens at 8 a.m. on May 4. All day, the famous semi -annual event is”100 yard sales in one place: the Tri-County Fairgrounds.”
The Books & Barn Animals Jamboree is on May 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by Altrusa at the Tri County Fair. Kids are invited for an afternoon of fun! Games, watermelon and pie eating contests, live music food and more on May 4 at 3-7 p.m. in front of the outdoor stage at the Tri-County Fair Grounds!
Pleine Aire art on display
The Mammoth Lakes Library’s Ellie Randol Reading Room has a new art display of works from 14 local artists from the Eastern Sierra Pleine Aire Painters Group. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, the show, which covers three of the room’s walls, will be on exhibit through May. Works are for sale at reasonable prices.
The library is open Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Info and hours: 760.934.4777.
Hospital Auxiliary Blood Drive
As was evidenced after the recent bombing during the Boston Marathon, blood is always needed. The national blood supply must cover every day needs and unexpected disasters. Volunteer blood donors are needed year-round to ensure there is enough blood products. Blood is needed every two seconds! Roughly 1 in 7 people entering a hospital needs blood.
Our blood supply comes from caring donors. When you give blood, you give someone another laugh, another hug, and another chance.
The Mammoth Lakes Hospital Auxiliary invites you to help save a life! United Blood Services is able to make up to three products from each donation. One donation can help the life of up to three people.
Donate blood on May 13-15 at Fire Station #1 on Main Street in Mammoth Lakes. Schedule an appointment at www.bloodhero.com or call 760.258.5759.
Fuelwood season starts
Inyo National Forest announces the opening of personal use fuelwood season starting May 1. Fuelwood permits go on sale at Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers in Bishop, Mammoth Lakes and Lee Vining as of Saturday, April 27. Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with purchase. Permits are $15/cord, two cord minimum. The Inyo NF is instituting a Point of Sale System (POSS). Permittees will now be able to use credit cards.
Purchase permits between of 8:30 a.m. and noon, and 1-4:30 p.m. at Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining, 760.647.3044, the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes, 760.924.5500 and the White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop, 760.873.2500.