Eastside This Week: Fish, Flowers & Fun

General Trout Season Opening Day

Saturday, April 30th

All lakes and streams in Inyo and Mono County open for fishing from just before sunrise.

Get your 2011 California Fishing License for the Trout Opener

– Log on to http://dfg.ca.gov/licensing
– Visit one of 30 authorized license agents in the area
– Go to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce

DFG will have mobile licensing terminals featuring the newly launched Automated License Data System (ALDS) at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, from Thursday through Saturday.

Visit the Bishop Chamber of Commerce office located at
Thursday, April 28: 10am – 6pm
Friday, April 29: 8am – 9pm
Saturday, April 30: 6am to 12noon

For more information call or visit the Chamber
(760) 873-8405
690 North Main Street, Bishop


The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Bishopn Lions Club host the Rainbow Trout Festival at the Bishop City Park.

Saturday, April 30th
2 – 7pm

Bring your opening day catch to the park to judged for prizes and viewed by all. The festival is free and features a huge raffle, fish displays, information booths, live music and kids activities.

For more information call the Bishop Chamber of Commerce: (760) 873-8405


The 42nd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage at the Manzanaar National Historic Site

Saturday, April 30th from 9am – 5pm

The public is invited to participate in a weekend of special activities during the Manzanar Committee’s 42nd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. This year visitors will be able to experience music, paintings, speeches, a film screening, a docent talk, and a public reception. All events are free.

For more information call: (760)878-2932.


The Mammoth Lakes Foundation presents premiere improv group from Los Angeles: Gail Matthius and the Spolin Players at the Edison Theatre in Mammoth Lakes. One performance only on Saturday, April 30th at 7pm.

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors and Students

For more information and to buy tickets call: (760) 934-6592

Hilarious LA improv group performs a night of unscripted and unrehearsed theater games, music, laughter, and family fun. The Spolin Players feature working character actors from acclaimed TV series, movies, and animated blockbusters.


Eastern Sierra Land Trusts presents a Brown Bag Lunch lecture with botanists Stephan Ingram, Steve McLaughlin, and Kathleen Nelson on Wildflower Blooms.

Wedneday, May 4th from 12 – 1pm

Event takes place in the ESLT Garden at 176 Home Street.
For more information contact Hillary:
Call: (760) 873-4554
Email: [email protected]
Visit: www.eslt.org

Come find out where and when to look for beautiful wildflower blooms, how to identify both common and rare flowers, and learn a little about the ecology of Eastern Sierra Wildflowers.

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