Bishop Nine & Dine
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is hotsing its first-ever fundraising golf tournament, on Friday, May 17. The event will be a “Nine & Dine” affair — everyone is invited to enjoy nine holes of golf and then a delicious dinner at the Bishop Country Club. Tee-off will be at 3:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 and includes golf, cart and meal. Dinner only tickets are $30. To register a golf team, call the Bishop Country Club at 760.873.5828. For dinner-only tickets or sponsorship information call April at the Bishop Chamber at 760.873.8405.
Comedy Traffic School
The I’ll Never Speed Again Comedy Traffic School will be holding the only DMV approved class for traffic violators in the Eastern Sierras.
Joe DeFlyer, former dean of Cerro Coso Community College, will be leading the next class on Saturday, May 18, at the Church of Religious Science, 129 E. Line St. in Bishop. Pre-registration is required by calling 800.941.2687.
Attending traffic school will dismiss a moving violation ticket, and keep a motorist’s Good Driver insurance discount. Areas residents may attend the Bishop course for any ticket received in California or Arizona.
Memorial Weekend at MMSA
The Memorial Day holiday will kick off on May 24 with snowboard contests, skate demos, art shows, live music, and golf tournaments, with the bike park grand opening May 25. To make the weekend even sweeter, Mammoth is offering a ski-bike-golf package for only $99 and lodging deals starting at $99. This package will enable guests to experience the best of Mammoth for just one ticket, which is good for unlimited skiing/riding, unlimited bike park access, and nine holes of golf. A reception for all challengers will also be held to celebrate the accomplishments of completing all three activities in one day.
Saturday, May 25: Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Grand Opening, Eddie Wall Ride 10 a.m.-noon, All-American BBQ and Live Music at McCoy Station 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Unbound Playground Park 10 a.m.-noon, Skateboard Demo 2-5pm, Live Music at Underground Lounge 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 26: Adventure Center Activities with Woolly, Unbound Playground Park 10 a.m.-noon, West Coast Invitational presented by Monster Energy 10 a.m.-2 p.m., All-American BBQ and Live Music at McCoy Station 10am-2pm, Sierra Star Clubhouse Music and Mini Golf, Live Music at Underground Lounge 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Monday, May 27: Après and DJ at the Top of the Sierra 12-3 p.m., Ski-Bike-Golf Challenge Reception at the Sierra Star clubhouse
For more info visit http://www.mammothmountain.com/resortactivities/specialevents/memorialday/ or call 800.MAMMOTH.
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.
Plants, seeds, gardening tips and kid’s activities during the 2013 Gardenfest held Thursday, May 16 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the ESLT Garden at 176 Home St. in Bishop.
Come celebrate spring and the 2013 garden season with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! Everyone is invited to attend, and encouraged to bring extra seeds for our Seed Swap. Get involved in the local gardening community by learning about local food and gardening organizations, buying local products and native plants, sharing gardening tips and purchasing plants from the 4-H garden group. We will have snacks and free kid’s activities.
Gardenfest will be held in ESLT’s garden at 176 Home St. in Bishop. Join us for this fun, free and informative afternoon event! Contact Elise at 760.873.4554 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.