ESPC: August Meeting

Announcing the August meeting of the Eastern Sierra Photographers' Club at the Astorga's Mexican Restaurant in Bishop, Thursday, 7pm. Bring prints or digital images to share. Visitors welcome

When: Thursday, Aug. 6 (7 pm)
Where:  Astorga's Mexican Restaurant
Questions: Lynn 937-7736


Mt.. Williamson Motel: Now Hiring

Mt Williamson Motel and base Camp in Independence, CA is looking for a Breakfast Host/Hostess; part-time/on call

Serve breakfast for motel guests;

Hours are 7:00am – 9:30am

  • August 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
  • September 2, 8, 11, 15

Questions: Cris Chater 760-878-2121

Taking a little break, see you all Monday!

Returning: Monday, Aug. 3
Have a great week all!

County of Inyo: Knight News Challenge Winner

Inyo County Elections Among Knight News Challenge Winners Announced Today Team of experts to develop new resources for 2016 elections nationwide

Independence, CA--Elections offices throughout the country will have new and better ways to serve voters in 2016, thanks to a partnership that brings elections officials from Hillsborough County, Florida; Cook County, Illinois; and Inyo County, California together with elections experts specializing in technology and design.

With $400,000 in support announced today from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge on Elections, the group will develop the Civic Engagement Toolkit for Local Elections Officials, an online clearinghouse of tested resources and communication tools, along with step-by-step instructions, that any election official can use for the 2016 General Election and beyond.

"We are drawing upon years of elections research and practical experience running elections for different constituencies to develop and test tools that will be useful to elections offices all across the country," said ," said Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer. "Collaboration allows all of us to stretch our capabilities."

"The toolkit will make civic information more accessible and allow people to better connect with their local governments to help ensure that they are aware of what is taking place in their names," said John Bracken, Knight Foundation vice president for media innovation.

The group came together in response to the Knight News Challenge on Elections, which is funding breakthrough ideas that better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections. More at www.newschallenge.org.

ABOUT THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

CONTACTS: Inyo County Elections Office, Kammi Foote, kfoote@inyocounty.us, (760) 878-0224 Knight Foundation, Anusha Alikhan, (305) 908-2646, media@knightfoundation.org

Freedom in Motion: Farewell to Summer Luau

Farewell to Summer Luau

Freedom in Motion Riding Center Special Performance by Rob Pearce and his amazing Horse “Enoch”

Menu: Huli Chicken, Pulled Pork, Rice, Oriental salad, fresh fruit & dessert

When: Sat., Aug. 8

  • Performance at 5pm
  • Dinner served at 6pm

Please RSVP by August 5th Cost is $10.00 per person
Cost: $10 Adults $5 children under10 yrs of age Call 760-933-2606 or email fim@qnet.com

Flomotion Pilates: Burlesque Workshop

Burlesque Workshop from our guest teacher, Jeslen Mishelle

When: Sun., Aug. 2 (7:00-9:00 pm)
FlowMotion Pilates 168 W. Line St., Bishop, Ca 

We're bringing sexy back! You are a babe, a rock-climber, a cowgirl, a teacher, a cyclist, a fisherwoman... whatever the wonders of the Eastern Sierra has fostered, you are an empowered and brave female! Discover another female power you possess in our debut Burlesque class here in Bishop! Yes, in this class you will learn classic and modern burlesque moves and its sensual movement, you will hear great music to shake and shimmy to, and you will harness that feminine power that may be so powerful this class will finally allow you to unleash it... without scaring others. This class combines the basics of burlesque dance as an interval workout, with cardio, muscle isolation and stretching, chair work and floor work, as well as some theatrics and stage presence that are oh so important in performance.

Here is a list of props/costumes that if you have, you should bring. If you do not have such, that is okay also! Bring your Self and your smile! If you have any of the following, please bring! Comfortable high heels, feather boas, fancy long gloves, masks of any kind, particularly just eye masks (Mardi gras, etc.).

We are requiring advanced registration for this event, given the amount of interest. If you'd like to save yourself a space, please click here

New Dance Classes w/ Jose Pizana!

Jose is an El Paso, TX native and has been dancing for 17 years. He trained with Mary Allaire from Austin, TX, and attended Oklahoma City University. He's choreographed routines for the Mt. View Strutters, performed in Grease, Viva El Paso, CATS UTEP dinner theater, and Guys and Dolls with Playhouse 395 here in Bishop.

  • Tuesday Tap Dance 7-8 pm
  • Wednesday Belly Dance 7-8 pm (begins 8/5)
  • Thursday Modern Jazz 7-8 pm

Pilates Teacher Training with Jessi & Margy

Interested in deepening your yoga, Pilates or other fitness practice? Acquiring professional skills to work in the fitness industry?

  • Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training covers:
  • The Pilates repertoire on Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table,Chair, Auxiliary Equipment/Props
  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Therapeutic corrective exercises and modifications for special needs populations Assessment -- identifying musculoskeletal imbalances and faulty muscle firing patterns
  • Muscle release techniques
  • Group class and individual session teaching practices

Training begins fall of 2015. Sessions will occur one weekend per month over 6 months. The entire course will cost $2000 if paid in full, $2,500 if paid in installments. Limited work trade is available, please inquire. Upon completion, participants will be eligible and prepared to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance exam.

If you are interested in the program, please contact Jessi: jessi@flowmotionpilates.com - 760-920-1373

CASA: Quiting and Craft Retreat


Inyo and Mono Counties, CA: Quilters and crafters are generous, giving people by nature. If you happen to be a quilter or crafter the CASA of the Eastern Sierra’s first annual Quilters’ and Crafters’ Retreat is a great opportunity for you to benefit abused and neglected children while enjoying the fellowship of likeminded friends, the beauty of the Eastern Sierra, and taking time to complete some of those projects begging to be finished.

CASA of the Eastern Sierra is a non-profit collaboration and partnership between Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center and the Superior Court of California, for the Counties of Inyo and Mono. The retreat will be Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 23rd and is being held at the Sierra Adventure Center in Big Pine. Registration includes lodging, meals, snacks, an outdoor evening reception, beautiful hiking, quality time with friends, and classrooms to sew, craft, scrapbook, create and take photos.

Imagine being a child removed from your parents and placed in the home of a stranger. It’s likely you are confused, frightened, and uncertain as to what the future holds. The Eastern Sierra needs CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers who are trained to identify the needs of children such as these. By building a relationship with the child, as well as teachers, therapists, and others involved, CASA volunteers become a consistent and trusted adult in the child’s life. A CASA is trained to provide the child with a sense of security, as well as serving in the critical role of being an independent voice for the best interest of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Inyo and Mono Counties.

Please join us at the 1st Annual Quilt and Craft Retreat to benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Eastern Sierra. Cost for the entire weekend is $225.00. For more information or to register please call Ginnie Bird or Lisa Reel @ Wild Iris, 760-873-6601, gbird@wild-iris.org, or visit the Wild Iris website www.wild-iris.org to complete a registration form.