Eastside This Week: Blood Drive, Fundraising & Volunteering

Bishop Community Blood Drive

Wednesday – Friday, March 23 – 25

Donate at
Our Lady of Perpetual HelpCatholic Church
849 Home st, Bishop

For more information:
Call: (760) 258-7716
Visit: www.BloodHero.com

Click on “Donate Blood” and enter sponsor code: BISHOP

There is a hero inside each of us, ready to make a difference when others need our help.

When you donate blood you are a hero, and you can get that feeling over and over again throughout the year. Think about how the people who needed those donations feel about you. You are, without a doubt, a hero to them. To find the hero in you, simply visit a United Blood Services donor center or blood drive in your area. For more information about donating blood, visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org.

Find the hero in you…give blood 3 times a year!

Red Eagle Kenpo Karate Kai School
presents: Martial Arts Seminar
with Grandmaster Ted Tabura

Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26

For more information call: (760) 937-3391

Born and raised in Hawaii, Shihan Tabura began his martial arts training under his cousin’s tutelage in a backyard dojo. Later moving to Southern California, Ted discovered the Okinawa-te dojo headed by another Hawaii-born instructor, Shihan Gordon Diversola. While training at the Okinawa-te dojo, Tabura met John Louis (now deceased) who became his final instructor in Okinawa-te, then Lima Lama. Sensei Louis ranked Tabura as a Black Belt in 1968,

Today, Shihan Tabura co-produces tournaments in Primm, Nevada and directs the annual Festival of the Kings Karate Championship in Maui, Hawaii. Shihan Tabura has been with the Primm, Nevada tournaments for the past 18 years. This tournament draws competitors from all the neighboring regions including Mexico.

Playhouse 395
Once Upon a Mattress

Final Weekend
Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26
Bishop High School Auditorium

Ticket Prices: $8 to $20

For more information and to purchase online
Log on to: www.playhouse395.com

Once Upon a Matress

Music by: Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by: Marshall Barer
Book by: Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reaches the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

MMSA Early Ups
MVP Pass Holders and Friends

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Saturday, March 26

Lifts start up 60 minutes early and complimentary continental breakfast served just for MVP passholders and friends. It’s the perfect way to start the day!

June Mountain Ski Patrol
Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, March 26

Gull Lake Community Center

$10 for adults
$5 for kids

This gets you dinner and a chance at great raffle prizes, plus education and information on avalanche awareness, backcountry preparedness and weather effects in the backcountry by local authorities.

Proceeds will go toward sending local ski patrollers to Squaw Valley for training by the Professional Ski Patrol Association.


Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care
Volunteer Orientation

Sunday, March 27
1 – 3pm

Union Bank Meeting Room
Main St, Bishop

For more information:
Call: (760) 872-1487
Email: [email protected]
Visit: www.eswildlifecare.org

Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care is dedicated to helping native wildlife through rehabilitation of injured, ill and orphaned birds, mammals, and reptiles and by furthering public knowledge and appreciation of wildlife through education.

Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care rehabilitates wildlife in need of help with the goal of restoring them to the free, wild and natural life that is their birthright. Songbirds, hawks, owls, water birds, and small mammals are brought to us from as far north as Bridgeport and Walker and as far south as Olancha. Most animals are rescued from roadsides or backyards by compassionate individuals. In some cases, ESWC may send a rescue team.

Trained volunteers care for our injured, orphaned or ill patients. We treat injuries including wing and leg fractures, illness, emaciation and other problems. Orphaned animals receive foster care-proper formulas, housing, and training for release.

ESWC seeks to educate individuals, businesses and organizations about living with their wild neighbors and how to prevent conflicts from arising. We also have educational programs designed for schools and organizations which are offered free of charge.

Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
4th Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon

Friday – Sunday, March 25 – 27

Registration: 6 – 8am

Adult Biathlon Clinic Fee: $40 (ages 20 & up)
Junior Biathlon Clinic Fee: $20 (ages 8-19)

Fees include a daily trail pass for
the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center,
instruction, range use, rifle and ammunition

All skill levels Junior & Adult

For more information:
Call: (760) 934-7665
Email: [email protected]

Biathlon is an individual and/or team endurance sport which combines cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. This historic event, which has its roots in Scandinavian, European and North American militaries, combines raw physical endurance and acute mental focus into one exceptionally challenging race. The sport of Biathlon has gained worldwide popularity at the recreational, World Cup, and Olympic levels; it is an integral part of Nordic ski racing. During the Winter 2005-2006 season, Biathlon was rated the most popular winter spectator sport in Europe as a prelude to the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. Although Biathlon is currently not as popular in the United States, it is building in popularity. The United States Biathlon Team put forth their best overall season to date in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games representing the rapidly emerging nature of this sport on the North American scene.

Safety and respect for other winter recreationalists is of utmost importance to the biathlon community. Prior shooting experience is not necessary. Rifle safety and instruction will be provided on race day for those who do not take the Pre-Comp Clinic. Community rifles and ammunition are provided for those who do not have their own. Community rifles are left at the shooting range. You do not ski with a rifle unless you bring your own. Athletes ski with unloaded and unchambered weapons and shoot live ammunition only at targets within the designated range area during scheduled and supervised times.

Friday, March 25
6am-8am – Registration @ Lakefront (Tamarack Lodge)
9:30am-11am – Biathlon Shooting Clinic. Adults @ 50M
9:30am-11am – Skate Clinic @ Tamarack Ski Center, $30 per person
12pm-1:30pm – Biathlon Shooting Clinic – Wounded Warriors/Disabled Sports/Beginners @ 25M
12:30pm-1:30pm – Skate Clinic @ Tamarack Ski Center, $30 per person
3:30pm-5pm – Biathlon Shooting Clinic – After School/Children and Youth @25M
5pm-7pm – Registration (location TBD)

Saturday, March 26
6am-8am – Event Registration @ Lakefront (Tamarack Lodge)
8am – Range open for rifle zeroing practice @ Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
9am-1pm – Junior and Beginning Adult Biathlon First Heat
1:30pm-3:30pm – Afternoon Biathlon Clinic
1:30pm-3:30pm – Skate Clinic @ Tamarack Ski Center, $30 per person
5:30pm Awards (location TBD)

Sunday, March 27
3rd annual Mammoth Biathlon @ Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
6am-8am – Registration
8am – Range open for rifle zeroing practice @ Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
9am – First wave of competitors
1:30pm – Awards (location TBD)

Mono Council for the Arts Exhibition
An art exhibit depicting the joys of spring.
March 23 through June 20

Mono Council for the Arts Gallery
Mammoth Luxury Outlets Mall
Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

For more information:
Call: (760) 937-1810
Email: [email protected]

An Evening with the Stars
Starring Beau Bridges

Saturday, March 26
7pm (6pm drinks & hors d’oeuvres)

Edison Theatre
Mammoth Lakes

$150 (first two rows plus raffle ticket)
$100 (all other seats)

Call to book: (760) 934-3781

The Dave McCoy College Classic transforms into “An Evening with the Stars” featuring Beau Bridges reading the staged action-adventure play K2 by Patrick Meyers. Evening sponsored by Ron and Shirley Heck. Tickets include drinks and appetizers. This exciting evening will sell out quickly; reserve tickets at 760.934.3781.

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