Recreation This Week!


Recreation This Week! is a weekly e-newsletter compiled by the Recreation Department for the community of Mammoth Lakes. In it you will find a weekly sampling of our boundless recreational opportunities in one of the world's most spectacular playgrounds.

Whether you're looking for family fun, learning new things, challenging your endurance or simply rejuvenating the soul, we hope you'll take advantage of what awaits you in Mammoth Lakes.

Recreation This Week - October 11, 2018

Good Afternoon,

Enjoy the fall colors before it is too late! Get outside and enjoy the contrast between fall and winter taking place all over the Eastern Sierras. Winter will be here before you know it!

Parks and Recreation News

  • Enroll in Hot Shots Basketball today! This local basketball program teaches 3rd-5th graders the basic skills of basketball in preparation for programs at the middle school, high school, and beyond. Hot Shots is located at the Mammoth Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning November 1 and concluding on January 24. Early bird pricing, $42, is valid through October 22. Register today!
  • The Community Center Tennis Program has concluded for the 2018 season. Tennis courts will remain open through the end of this month, weather dependent. Take advantage of them now!
  • The first session of Toddler Time is underway but drop in rates are available.  Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center. This program is open to all parents with children kindergarten age or younger. Each day will include circle time, songs, books, and a featured letter of the alphabet, a snack, and a craft project. Socialize with other parents and children while teaching your child about basic routines and tasks. Each 4-week session is $48 with a 50% sibling discount; payment is requested at time of enrollment, drop in rates are available. Session 2 begins October 23. Call Carole Mills at (209) 480-2699 for more information.
  • Get your costume ready! Mammoth Parks and Rec’s annual Halloween Party and Haunted Roller Rink is Friday, October 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the RecZone. This costume party on wheels is a Mammoth tradition. Admission is $5 for participants on wheels and includes skate rentals, carnival-style games, entry into the costume contest, and the most fun you can have as an elementary aged child in Mammoth on a Friday night. Concessions and cakewalk are extra. Scooters, skateboards, skates, and striders welcome! Save the date today!

Around Town

  • 2018 Astronomy Fall Lecture Series continues tonight, Thursday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m., at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop. Lectures are free and open to the public. Tonight’s lecturer Chris Bochenek from Caltech will present “The Lives of Massive Stars.”
  • Fall Color Instameet – Photography Q&A is Thursday, October 11 at the Fort beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join fellow creatives for some light snacks and drinks then enjoy the Q&A session with professional photographers and take your fall photos to the next level. Follow it up the next day with the Convict Lake Instameet on Saturday, October 12.
  • Mountainfilm on Tour is Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. each evening at the Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center. Showing current and best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride, the Mountainfilm travel year-round and worldwide to extend the reach of the annual festival and help inspire audiences everywhere. Get your tickets today!
  • Support the Bishop FFA at their Pumpkin Patch this Saturday, October 13 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Bishop High School Farm on North Sunland. Fun for the whole family! Pumpkins, face painting, bake sale, carnival games, hay maze and more!
  • Calling all birders! The Eastern Sierra Audubon Monthly Bird Walk at Bishop Paiute Tribe’s COSA is Saturday, October 13. Birders of all levels are welcome to join. Meet at the BLM/Forest Service Building on West Line Street at 8:30.
  • Last chance! The last Bodie Sunrise Photo Day is Saturday, October 13. Enjoy access to the park beginning 30 minutes prior to sunrise and capture your own beauty of Bodie. Buy your pass today!
  • 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration is Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center in Bishop. Celebrate locally grown and traditional indigenous foods through cooking demonstrations and tastings.
  • Head to the Mammoth Lakes Library on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 for story time with special guest Kari Orr from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. Officer Orr will read stories then show the children the patrol car!
  • Pint$ 4 Non Profit$ Fall Program continues each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. through November 14 at the Mammoth Lakes Brewery. Each week features a different non-profit speaker and offers a chance to discuss health, environment, art, and mountain culture. One dollar of each pint goes to the featured non-profit each week. Wednesday, October 17 funds Mono Arts Council and the speaker is Josh Cripps who will present Chasing Light: Stories from a Wilderness Photographer. Grab a beer and support your local non-profits each Wednesday!

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Have a great weekend!

Lauren Plum
Program & Facilities Coordinator
Town of Mammoth Lakes
P.O. Box 1609
437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite 230
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 965-3699

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