This Week's Mammoth Times Events Section

Staff Writer

Wetland Weed Removal, Conway Ranch, June 2
The natural wetlands on Conway Ranch provide critical habitat for birds and mammals. Help prevent the weeds from taking over. For more info, go to

Scholastic Book Fair, Mammoth Elementary School, June 2
The annual Scholastic book fair sponsored by the Mammoth Elementary School PTO will be held 8 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Mammoth Elementary School Library and is open to the public. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Betsy Truax at 520-834-4940.

The Conversation Continues: A Community Conversation, upstairs at Mammoth Brewing Company, June 2
From 5-7 p.m., all are invited to participate in a community conversation about opportunities for Mammoth Lakes, Mono County and the Eastern Sierra, focusing on three areas believed to be critical for the region’s success: technology, recreation, and air service. E-mail for more information:,, or

State of the County, MMSA Main Lodge, June 3
A series of presentations and sessions regarding economics with a focus on Mono County will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests must RSVP at or by calling 760-924-1738.

Community Yard Sale and BBQ, Crowley Lake Community Center, June 4
A combination event will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., including a swap meet, skate park fundraiser, neighborhood cleanup, and garden party with a free BBQ lunch! All proceeds will go to the new Crowley Lake Skate Park. For more information, contact Denise Perpall at or call 760-914-0977.

National Trails Day, Summer of Stewardship, June 4
At 8:30 a.m.. join the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the U.S. Forest Service, and Friends of the Inyo, with funding from Measure R, for National Trails Day on Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Come out and do a little trail work for the first stewardship day of the season around Panorama Dome. There will be a free bagel breakfast by Old New York Bagel and Deli and a free lunch by Bleu Handcrafted Foods. During lunch there will be a free raffle for all those who came out to volunteer. Please wear closed-toe shoes and pants. Tools and gloves will be provided. Visit for more information.

Self-Guided Pollinator Garden Tour, June 4
Take part in a free, self-guided tour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and see blooming pollinator havens in person. Attendees are invited to join Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed for a complimentary lunch during the tour at their garden store in Chalfant Valley. To sign up and obtain a map of participating pollinator gardens, contact Catherine Tao, ESLT Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member at or (760) 873-4554.

Invitation to the Bishop Community Band, Bishop Park, June 5
Bishop Community Band will open with concerts at the gazebo in the park on Monday evening at 8 p.m. All band musicians are invited to play. The first rehearsal will be on Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. at the gazebo in the front of the Bishop Park. Music scores will be available to check out. Weekly e-mails will let participants know which songs to practice for each concert. For more information, please e-mail leader Mark Hatter at or phone him at (760) 382-0127.

'Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute' Film and Panel Discussion, Mono Scenic Basin Area Visitors Center, June 5
The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association will be hosting the documentary, a panel discussion and a Q & A. Tickets are $10 and are available at

Sierra Club Outing: Deep Springs North Potential Wilderness, the Methuselah Trail at Schulman Grove in the White Mountains, June 5
Everyone is welcome to hike four miles on trail and one mile off trail at 10,000 feet with 200 feet of elevation gain. This hike is strenuous, and hikers should be prepared for high elevation and sun exposure. Snow may remain on the trail. Meet at the Glacier Campground at the intersection of California State Route 168 and U.S. Highway 395, north of Big Pine, at 9 a.m. for carpooling, or at Schulman Grove at 10:15 a.m. Bring lots of water, sunscreen, poles and lunch. No dogs are allowed. Contact Kathy at 760-387-2122 for more information.

“Splash & Bash” Meet & Greet, June 5
The Sharks would like to invite you to their annual “Splash & Bash” Meet & Greet at Whitmore Pool This is a fun, laid-back event as they get ready for the upcoming swim season. Come cheer them on as they get in the pool for a meet from 9-11:30 a.m. and then it’s free open swim for family and friends, a dunk tank, pool games and food! Visit for more information.

Roadmap to Medicare 2016, Mammoth Lakes Library, June 7
Attend our free educational presentation at 11 a.m. about navigating Medicare. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, contact Cathy Kelty at HICAP of Inyo and Mono Counties at 760-872-2043.

Wounded Warrior Path Ribbon Cutting, June Lake Beach, June 7
Here's how to do a lot of good things all at once; honor all of our Wounded Warriors, enjoy beautiful June Lake Beach and, honor Dick Noles during a ribbon cutting for the Dick Noles Wounded Warrior Pathway at 9:30 a.m. General Ted Banta will be the keynote speaker for this event. For more information go to

Brewery Tours Ribbon Cutting, Black Doubt Brewing Company, June 9
Mark your calendars for a beer-centric ribbon cutting to welcome two new Mammoth Lakes businesses. Come by the Black Doubt Brewery at 452 Old Mammoth Road at 5 p.m. for the ribbon cutting and photo op, then stay after to drink a tasty beer, check out the tour van and meet the owners.

Breakfast with a Botanist, Eastside Bake Shop, June 11
Starting at 8 a.m. spend the morning with delicious baked goods and coffee, talking about the botanical basics of how to identify wildflowers. We'll then go for a walk up the incomparable McGee Creek, look at common wildflowers, and discover what's blooming. This event is hosted by Friends of the Inyo and is perfect for the family, beginner or the experienced botany enthusiast. Make sure to bring sturdy shoes, water and appropriate attire for the walk up McGee. Call 760-873-6500 or e-mail to RSVP and for more information.