What's Ahead This Week

Staff Writer

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, May 27-31
The inaugural Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is fast approaching (May 27-31) and tickets to screenings are on sale now at www.mammothlakesfilmfestival.com. Films featured this year include "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" by Oscar-winning director, Alex Gibney; "Autism in Love" by director Matt Fuller and "Cartel Land" by director Matthew Heinman, among many, many more. Screenings range from $10-$15 each. Those planning to attend should reserve their seats today as space is limited.

Crowley Lake Clean Up Day, May 30
The Westin Monache Resort in conjunction with LADWP and the Crowley Lake Fish Camp would like to invite everyone to join them from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 30 to help clean the shores of Crowley Lake. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Those planning to attend should meet at the south landing entrance to Crowley Lake.

Pamper Pedal redux, May 30
The Pamper Pedal is "staying alive" and has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 30.
The Pamper Pedal is an all ladies ride, hosted by the men of the Eastside Velo. The ride starts at Footloose in Mammoth Lakes and concludes 44 scenic miles later at the Elks Park on West Line Street in Bishop. This year's theme is "Disco Queen."
The cost of the Pamper Pedal is $50, which includes an annual $35 ESV membership (access to all 2015 club rides and events) and a $15 event fee. For more information, visit www.eastsidevelo.org.

Birding by Ear Workshops begins May 30, more classes June 5, June 11
All are invited to come and listen to the sounds of the birds and learn to associate those songs to the actual bird. These four-hour workshops begin at 8 a.m. and are appropriate for all levels of birders. Those who are interested have three dates to choose from: Saturday, May 30, Friday, June 5 and Thursday, June 11. The cost is $25. The Friends of Mono Lake Reserve and the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve are sponsoring this event. Call 760-647-6331 for reservations or email them at mono.lake@parks.ca.gov.

Earthquake talk kicks off Green Church series, June 2
Community members are invited to shake up their Tuesday evening, June 2 at 7 p.m. with Dr. Morgan Page, Research Geophysicist from the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Page will speak on her research on California earthquakes, giving a lecture titled," Breaking Badly: Forecasting California Earthquakes.”
Those planning to attend should note that the SNARL Lecture Series has moved from the Green Church and now will be held on campus at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, 1016 Mt. Morrison Rd.
The series will run for six weeks on Tuesday evenings, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. Lectures are free, and open to the public but are not recommended for young children.