Mammoth Times Events Calendar This Week

Staff Writer

Community Meditations, Dec. 2, Dec. 4
Non-sectarian Community Meditations will be held at Mountain Sol Yoga on Friday, Dec. 2 (6-6:45 pm) & Sunday, Dec. 4 (10:30 - 11:15 am). Walk-ins and all levels are welcome. For more information please go to or email

Friends of the Inyo Winter Fundraiser: 'Wrenched,' Bishop, Dec 2
Join Friends of the Inyo for their Winter Gathering at the Inyo Council for the Arts and enjoy the documentary “Wrenched” with beer, wine, popcorn and snacks, followed by a raffle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a beer or glass of wine. They are available at and at the Friends of the Inyo office. More information is available at

Christmas Parade Tree Lighting, Street of Lights Party, Bishop, Dec. 3
Main Street in Bishop is hosting the annual Christmas Parade starting at 4:30 p.m. and closely followed by the official tree lighting ceremony. Many shops will be open late, offering great deals and refreshments for the Street of Lights merchant party including great raffle prizes. Call 760-873-8405 for more information.

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center Annual Fundraiser, Dec. 3
Free snow safety clinics will be held at Main Lodge from 11:30 am.-1 p.m. Light appetizers, raffle, and silent auction and speaker Ken Etzel will be at Eagle Lodge beginning at 6 p.m. Cover is $20. More information is available at

Owen's Valley Radio Observatory, Bishop, Dec. 5
Tours are given on the first Monday of the month unless it's a holiday and start at 1 p.m. They last about an hour and reservations are not required. To reach the observatory, take Highway 168 east about two miles, turn left on Leighton Lane and go 4.5 miles to the end of the paved road. Contact Dr. Mark Hodges for information at 760-938-2075 (ext. 109).

Mono Basin Historical Society Potluck and Movie, Lee Vining, Dec. 5
The Society's holiday dinner will be held at 6 p.m. followed by “Hell's Heroes,” a 68-minute early “talkie” film introduced by Richard Foye. It was filmed in Bodie before the town's 1932 fire. The film is free although donations are appreciated. The event will be held at the Lee Vining Community Presbyterian Church at 3rd and Mono Lake Avenue. Call 760-647-6461 or email for more information.

Resource Family Foster Parent Social, Dec. 8
All are welcome to learn more about becoming a resource family for children in our community. Open your heart and home to become a positive support in a child's life. The social will be held on the third floor of the Sierra Center Mall, at 452 Old Mammoth Road, from 5:30-7 p.m. Please RSVP to Marlo Preis at or 760-924-1793.

Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, Dec. 8
Join the Chamber at The Westin from 6-8 p.m. where they will be awarding Mammoth Lakes' first Business Excellence Awards. Tickets are $25 for members and non-members.

MLTPA's 10th Anniversary Celebration and Free Bus to Movie, Dec. 9
Celebrate the MLTPA with food, drinks, door prizes, honorees, silent auction, champagne and cake at Jimmy's Taverna starting at 5 p.m. Cover is $25. Free tickets to “Monumental: Skiing our National Parks”will be given to the first 50 entrants who make a $30 donation. Party bus to the movie leaves at 7:15 sharp. More information is at

Movie Premier of 'Monumental: Skiing our National Parks,' Dec. 9
Celebrate the National Park Service by experiencing winter in iconic parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will be shown at the USFS/Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Auditorium. The events is sponsored by Friends of the Inyo, ESIA, and Mammoth Lakes Recreation. Tickets are $10 are available at or at the Welcome Center. More information is available at

Bishop Paiute COSA Bird Walk and Census, Bishop, Dec. 10
Birders of all levels are welcome to join the Paiute Tribe to walk the Conservation Open Space Area and identify birds and observe bird behavior. Meet at the BLM/Forest Service Building on West Line Street in Bishop at 8:30 a.m. Contact Hillary Behr at for more information.

Winter Bazaar Fundraiser for Crowley Lake Skate Park, Dec. 10
You will find great gifts for those on your holiday list from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowley Lake Community Center. Proceeds will go to a good cause, supporting the new Crowley Lake Skate Park. Baked goods, homemade canned and jarred goods, organic body care products, candles, knitted and crocheted items, jewelry, beadwork, organic soaps, handcrafted specialty items, and so much more will be on display. For more information, call Isabel Connolly at 760-935-4089.

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Extravaganza fundraiser, Dec. 10
Come decked out in all white for our biggest fundraiser of the year. The evening begins at 6 p.m. at Canyon Lodge and features dinner, silent auction, raffle and dancing to the grooves of Deep Fryed Mojo. Tickets are $70 and are available at the Disabled Sports office, Second Chance Thrift Store, the Booky Joint and online at For more information, please call 760-934-0791.

Santa hits the Railroad Express, Dec. 10
Come to the Laws Museum for some wonderful train rides, live entertainment, refreshments, and crafts and activities. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. Tickets are available at Bishop Chamber. Visit for info or call 760-873-8405.

Mickey Avalon ft. DJ Rodney-O, Dec. 15
Lakanuki Restaurant and Bar is hosting a live concert featuring Mickey Avalon and DJ Rodney-O. The comedy-rock music will hit a note with everyone who attends. Call 408-667-0992 or email for info. This is a 21-yesr-plus event and doors open at 9 p.m.

Cookie decorating at the Mammoth Library, Dec. 21
Come to the Mammoth Lakes Library at 2 p.m. and decorate some holiday cookies but register at the front desk as soon as possible. Ages eight years old and up. The class fills up fast.