What's Ahead This Week; Holiday Festivities Begin

Staff Writer

Holiday Audubon dinner, Dec. 2
The Eastern Siera Audubon Society will host a potluck dinner and program beginning at 6 p.m. at the White Mountain Research Center in Bishop. Len Warren will present a program entitled “Birds of the Amargosa” at 7 p.m. Those planning to attend should bring a dish to share with at least six people, as well as a beverage to share. Audubon will provide coffee, tea, juice and a touch of wine.

Film Festival, Dec. 3-5
A much-anticipated film festival hits the Eastern Sierra this week. Don't miss the Wild and Scenic films beginning Dec. 3 in Lone Pine, then moving up to Mammoth Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting At The Village in Mammoth, Dec. 4
The Town of Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting Ceremony begins in The Village at Mammoth at 6 pm and concludes in the Footloose Sports Parking Lot with the return of the Ullr Festival.

Library artist reception, Dec. 5
The Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library will host an artist reception for our new photography exhibit “Images of the Eastern Sierra and Beyond” on Saturday Dec. 5 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Library, corner of Meridian and Sierra Park Rd. Come by and take a look at these beautiful prints. Light refreshments will be served.

Avalanche Center fundraiser, Dec. 5
The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center is ramping up for the upcoming season. ESAC will be kicking off winter with their annual fundraising event on Dec. 5 at Eagle Lodge. Visit www.esavalanche.org for more information and to donate to the Center today. The Friends of Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to ensure staffing for the operation of the avalanche center each year. The organization is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. For more information on Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, visit www.esavalanche.org

FW Masters, Dave McCoy’s 100th, Dec. 5-6
Mammoth Mountain is kicking off the ski race season Dec. 5 with the Far West Masters Dave McCoy 100th. This event features two giant slalom races and Wooly’s first parade on the mountain. This same weekend will also be the first day for the Mammoth Ski Team’s Mighty Mites, who will begin training, and the U16-plus teams will be heading to Heavenly for the USSA Open.

Dec. 12, June Mountain opens
June Mountain opens on Dec. 13 with plenty of snow and best of all, Bucky is back. Kids under 12 ski free – that’s right, free.