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Free Admission: Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum!




Monday, August 4 2014

To: All local media

From: Barbara Richter, Southern Mono Historical Society Secretary/Membership/Newsletter/Web & Facebook mistress


Ongoing community amenity until September 28, 2014 for calendar section.

Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

5489 Sherwin Creek Road

FREE ADMISSION.  Come experience the rich cultural heritage of Mammoth Lakes.  Take a peek into a historic log cabin featuring mining implements and exhibits, photographs and intriguing memorabilia from the area’s early decades.

CONTACT INFO: (760) 934-6918




Friday, August 1st!

Happy Birthday to:

Claudia Barron

Marissa Watterson

Aliana Benson

Jose Luis Cabuto Jr.

Mike Keller

Tim Morgan

Nikki Mike

Randy Mike

Bonnie Watts

Paige Johnson

Sarah Stewart

Lynn Neufield

Kerry Koontz


And, Happy Anniversary to:

Len & Joanne Schouweiler

Devin & Amy Chirrick

Jesus & Stacie Barajas

Linda & Kevin Bigham

John & Glenna Bard

Bryon & Carolyn Smith

Thursday, July 31!

Happy Birthday to:                           Happy Anniversary to:

Nichole Asher                                             Al & EvelynMae Nikolaus

Emily Knox

Shaina Greer

Carla Gonzalez

Shilo Lemma

Gil Dominguez

Robyn Ross

Bob Stafford

Berenice Acevedo

Alan Butler

Debbie Lowe

Calvin Spratt

Vince Billeci

Karissa Stone

Nancy Riesen

Larry Whitlock

Taylor Richards

Wednesday, July 30!

Happy Birthday to:                       And, Happy Anniversary!

Sheri Oyster                                                             Erin & Ron Gladding (2 yrs)

Scott Kemp

Megan Ann Smith

Don Smith

Jacob Haskell

Travis Wheeler

Lizzy Branson

Ryan Lane

Hanna Sage Stanley

Jesse Steele

Jenine Fortney

Mike Haifleg

Alez Zazueta Jr.

Manzanar Summer Lectures and Book Signings

Manzanar National Historic Site
Summer 2014 Special Programs

John Tateishi

As a child in Manzanar, John told his brothers “I want to go back to America!” As a man, he became a leader in the redress movement, wrote the book And Justice for All, and served as national president of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Kerry Yo Nakagawa

Kerry Yo Nakagawa is founder of the non-profit Nisei Baseball Research Project (NBRP). His earlier works include the book Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball and the film American Pastime.
Both men will be available to sign their books in the Manzanar store (  before and after their programs.
Manzanar is hosting volunteers for Public History Preservation projects the same weekends at the talks. Please see for more information.

Manzanar National Historic Site
Summer 2014 Special Programs
Manzanar / National Historic Site / Summer Programs / Book Signings / Volunteer / Eastern Sierra / Japanese American History / Public History Preservation Projects

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project


Contact: Sara Kokkelenberg, Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member or Kay Ogden, Executive Director, at (760) 873-4554.

The Eastside Pollinator Garden Project is in Full Bloom!

Returning Pollinators to the Eastern Sierra

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project

Have you seen those Sierra-sky blue plaques around town? Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) has been hard at work visiting gardens, schools, and ranches, spreading the word about habitat preservation and installing certification plaques in pollinator-friendly spaces. Do you have a garden that is pollinator-friendly or have you considered creating one? Contact Education Coordinators and AmeriCorps members, Sara Kokkelenberg and Ali Amberg, at (760) 873-4554 to get your garden certified and receive your plaque and materials reimbursement today!

The Eastside Pollinator Garden Project has been working to bring pollinators to backyards throughout Inyo and Mono Counties since April of this year. This summer, already ten participants have met ESLT’s certification criteria and many more are in the process, including individuals, community gardens, businesses, and college campuses.

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project

For tips and tools to help your garden meet ESLT’s certification criteria, join ESLT on August 16th from 9am-1pm at the Bishop Nursery. The nursery will be hosting a free pollinator workshop in conjunction with their Customer Appreciation Day. Taste a variety of roasted chilis, sample local honey, and purchase pollinator-friendly plants and habitat features for your garden! Jaimie Pawelek from the UC Berkley Urban Bee Lab will be joining ESLT at the workshop to talk about the Eastside’s native bees and simple tricks for making your garden vibrant and pollinator-friendly.

Unable to make it, but still interested in getting involved? Gardeners who have certified through the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project have recently been helping Jaime and the UC Berkley Urban Bee Lab research Eastern Sierra native bees. Take part in similar research and citizen science projects on the Eastside by certifying your garden today! Applications must be sent to ESLT by September 12th to receive a materials reimbursement, so don’t wait – call Sara or Ali to learn more about the project.

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project

ESLT is committed to keeping the Eastern Sierra community up-to-date on upcoming workshops, events, and citizen science projects. Anyone interested in certifying a garden or backyard as pollinator-friendly habitat is encouraged to visit to learn more, or contact ESLT’s Education Coordinators and AmeriCorps members, Sara Kokkelenberg and Ali Amberg, at (760) 873-4554.

ESLT works with willing landowners to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values. ESLT’s goal is to preserve a healthy balance of land uses that can be sustained forever, ensuring both a strong local economy and environment. For more information about ESLT’s mission and preserved lands, visit our website at


The Eastside Pollinator Garden Project is in Full Bloom!

Eastside Pollinator Garden Project / Pollination / Eastern Sierra / Gardening / Eastern Sierra Land Trust / pollinator-friendly / Bishop / Garden Project

Ooolation Singers Perform August 3rd, Lee Vining!

Ooolation Singers to Perform Music from Around the World

Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolation Singers will perform on the patio at the U.S. Forest Service Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining on Sunday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm.
Ooolation! is a summer vocal experience that brings folk-inspired choir music from the great outdoors to the stage. The teenage and young adult members of Ooolation are a group of unique and energetic young singers from across the country who gather with professional composers and musicians to bring new compositions to life.  They practice for 10 days in an aspen grove high above Mono Lake and assemble a show of nature-inspired music with high-spirited moves, percussion, and spine-tingling harmonies.
Singers who attend Ooolation share a wide-open enthusiasm for diverse musical roots, a wide range of vocal colors, and performance ideas. Whether they are singers who like to move, dancers who like to sing, teachers, conductors, actors, instrumentalists, poets, artists, athletes, ear-learners, or sight-readers, they all share a passion for music making. Ooolation is where they can live, eat, and breathe song. They build a community united by collaborative music making and respect for the natural world. Their performance has become an annual tradition here in the Eastern Sierra.
The Visitor Center is located off of Highway 395 just north of Lee Vining on the bluff overlooking Mono Lake.  The concert is free and is being offered in partnership with the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, U.S. Forest Service, and the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. For more information call (760) 647-6331 or visit
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Ooolation Singers to Perform Music from Around the World
Ooolation Singers / Performance / Mono Lake / Lee Vining / Eastern Sierrea / US Forest Service / Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association / Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

Monday, July 28!

Happy Birthday!                                    Happy Anniversary!

Lee Barron                                                                            Art & Jaque Hickman

Colleen Hampton

Callie Peek

Landin Abbott

Gunnar Smither

Jennifer Lutze

Jack Jenkins

Sunday, July 27!

Happy Birthday!                                 Happy Anniversary!

Natalia Acosta                                                                      Jim & Sharon Sherrill

Jay Soule                                                                                    Bill & Dawn Perez

Dee O’Dell                                                                            Laura & David Garney

Josiah Garcia                                                                      Abner & Missie Weed

Nicholas J. Dawson

William Mansikka

Dan Munis

Buna Faith McAlister

Christine Renee Mather

Stephanie Walters

Anne Majors

Bob Gunnoe

Chris Buchanan

Peter Yerkes

Char Hankey

Saturday, July 26!

Happy Birthday to:                                                    Happy Anniversary to:

Laila Birmingham                                                            Gerry & Sharleen Enes

Carrol Lynn Hambleton                                               Zach & Rachel Howe

Lucas McPhee                                                                 Kyle & Marilyn Erickson

Tyson Romero                                                                Donnie & Shannon Conde

Dave Figueroa                                                                     Early & Linda Duarte

Christine Smith                                                             Britney & Harrison Gichini

Harry Watterson                                                              James & Beth Niehaus

Jenny McKellips

Jerry Zeutzius

Ezra Tsosie

Mary Moreno