Eastern Sierra And Death Valley Camping With Privacy book signing
Range & River Books is giving campers the chance to win free prizes and meet the author and photographer for Eastern Sierra And Death Valley Camping With Privacy: Your Guide To Finding The Most Private Campsites Near Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Death Valley, And Beyond during a book signing from 3-5 p.m. this Saturday.
The book’s author Kimberly Wilkes and photographer Patrick Wilkes will donate $2 of each book sold to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT), a non-profit that works with willing land owners to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values.
At the book signing, Kimberly and Patrick will give away door prizes from Upper Crust Pizza Co., Anne Marie’s Home Boutique, the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, and two framed Eastern Sierra landscape photos from Patrick Wilkes.
Eastern Sierra And Death Valley Camping With Privacy is a mouthful of a title, but the title pretty much explains what you’re getting. Kimberly and Patrick published the book after looking at 3,416 campsites in 91 campgrounds, including Hope Valley Resort, Tuolumne Meadows, the campgrounds in Lee Vining Canyon, Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, Convict Lake, Rock Creek Canyon, Whitney Portal, Grandview Campground near the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Death Valley campgrounds, and more.
The authors grade each campsite for easy reference. Plus the book features a description of each campground in addition to activities and restaurants that are located nearby, and a special section listing campsites where anglers can fish steps away from the picnic table. For most of the campgrounds, it also lists whether Verizon cell phone service is available.
Chocolate Art Walk
Come enjoy a fun and delectable evening of art, music and chocolate in downtown Bishop on Saturday evening, October 24 from 4-8 p.m. Now in it’s 3rd year, this fun community event will feature twenty-two locations, dozens of artists & musicians, special art openings & musical performances, and free unique chocolate treats at every location. Please join us for an entertaining, tasty and stimulating evening!
The first Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk took place in November, 2013 with 10 packed locations and hundreds of patrons braving the chilly weather.
Last year even more artists and businesses wanted to join in the fun, and so the 2014 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk featured 17 locations, with dozens of Eastside artists and musicians sharing their creativity throughout the evening.
This year the Art Walk features even more artist and business participants and will include work from several artists currently working in the Southern Inyo towns of Olancha and Darwin, alongside many local Bishop area artists and musicians.
To kick off the festivities this year, the City of Bishop has arranged for a brief ceremony to place a time capsule on Warren Street in front of The Library at 4 p.m., followed by an outdoor musical performance throughout the evening by the popular local group The Idle Hands String Band.
Everyone is welcome, so please come out and enjoy the fun and support your local artists, musicians and businesses during this wonderful event.
Holday Dazzle!, the Mammoth Lakes Womens Club’s annual fundraiser featuring silent and live auctions for unique and elegant gifts will take place Sunday, November 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the Bistro at Snowcreek.
Get a jump on the holidays by shopping at Holiday Dazzle!, where you’ll find elegant gift baskets, handcrafted goods, retail/dining certificates, a wine raffle and homemade edibles.
A Snowcreek 2016 golf frequent player pass, courtesy of Snowcreek Resort will be raffled, along with an Island Extravaganza/Table for 8.
Culminating the afternoon is the grand raffle featuring a Sierra Star 2016 golf pass, courtesy of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Raffle Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Club members, at Vons on November 13 or at the event.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase, admission is free and all proceeds benefit charities in our community.
Visit the Women’s Club website for further information. www.mammothlakeswomensclub.com.
2016 Instructor Training Master Food Preserver Program
Are you passionate about food preservation? Come learn and make friends with others who are interested in canning, dehydrating, fermenting, and freezing! The University of California Cooperative Extension of Inyo and Mono counties invites you to apply for instructor training in food preservation. Upon completion of the training, volunteers will be responsible for leading public classes and demonstrations on food preservation throughout Inyo and Mono counties.
If you would like to apply, come to an Orientation meeting on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 pm, in the Great Room at Jill Kinmont Boothe School at 166 Grandview Lane in Bishop.
After the meeting, if you are interested in joining the program, you will be given an application and an interview appointment. Interviews will be held in late October and early November.
The University of California will provide approximately 50 hours of training in food safety and preservation January through March two days each month in Bishop. Students must complete the entire training in order to become certified.
Space will be limited to 15 students. Prior experience in food preservation is helpful, but not required. If space permits, there may be room for individuals interested in taking the class but not becoming certified instructors; this option will be offered at a higher cost.
Applications are due on Monday, October 26. Candidates will be informed of their status by November 16, and class will start on Monday, January 11. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org