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Alabama Hills Ranger Programs

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Bishop, CA

Learn about the geology of the Alabama Hills with BLM rangers.  Meet at the Mobius Trailhead Parking Lot, 1.5 miles north on Movie Flat Road from Whitney Portal Road.  Children need to be accompanied by adults.  Wear sturdy walking shoes.  Be prepared for weather changes.  Bring water & snacks.  Program may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, etc.

Free

Flash Foxy Winter Course – Intro to Trad

Bishop, CA

All courses will be offered on a sliding-scale starting at $50. To ensure our programs are financially accessible, full scholarships are also available for all education courses. A scholarship application is only required for those unable to afford the lowest tier ticket of $50.

Bishop 4H Green & White Washer Tournament & Barbeque Dinner

Tri-County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Heritage Arts Building Bishop, CA

Support the local 4H Program and participate in the 4th annual Green & Washer Tournament and Barbeque Dinner.  Tournament tickets - $25/person & $100/team.  Dinner only $25 per ticket.  No host bar by VFW.  Contact 4-H Office for pre-sale tickets and information at 760-873-7854.  Tournament check-in - 3PM.  First toss - 4PM.  Dinner - 5:30PM.  All funds stay local to help with program costs, enrollment fees, events and awards.  

Sound Healing Gong Bath

Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio 275 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Stretch, breath and relax as you experience the healing sound frequencies of the gong.  Taught by Jenn Whitney.  Register online at Sierra Shanti website.

$25

NüüMü WIA-Nü Lecture Series: Weston Maddox – Tribal Artist

Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA

Please join the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center and the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission to celebrate tribal artist, Weston Maddox, designer and painter of the 1st Indigenous mural in Payahuunadü!  Come meet the artist! Mural Dedication at 11am at 150 S. Main Street at the South Wall of the Meat House. Hors d’oeuvres and presentation at 5:30pm at the Cultural Center at 2300 W. Line Street. All invited to attend both free events.   Support this local tribal artist!  For more information - 760-873-8844.

Free

Bishop Trout Rodeo

Bishop, CA

The Bishop Trout Rodeo is coming back to Bishop! This is a catch and release event brought to you by the Southwest Council Fly Fishers International. We're lucky to have California fishing open year-round in Bishop, and we're going to celebrate with the second annual mid-winter trout rodeo! This will be a trout tournament for both fly fishers and conventional fishers. The Bishop Chamber of Commerce has been very supportive in bringing this event to our area. Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River will be the focus of the fishing.

Singing Bowl Soundbath with Amanda

Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio 275 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Experience Sound Baths with Amanda featuring the magic of crystal singing bowls! Throughout life, we accumulate and store trauma in our nervous systems that cause internal body disharmony.  Sound baths foster a supportive space for deep relaxation and healing through sound. Quartz crystal singing bowls create pure and powerful tones which releases concealed traumas. No prior experience needed. You will lay on the floor for 45 minutes (bring a yoga mat, pillow for behind the head or knees, etc); wear loose fitting cozy clothing; please be punctual to not impact the sound space once created. Reservations Required.

$25

Reiki & Yin Yoga Experience

Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio 275 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Allison Potter & Deborah Shubnel will lead this activity.  Reservations required.  Register and pay online at Sierra Shanti website.

$25

Free Movie Night at the Cinema

Museum of Western Film History 701 S Main Street, Lone Pine, CA

Experience two free movies at the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History.  Come see Top Gun Maverick Febuary 11th or  Black Panther Febuary 25th.  Both movies start at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 for these events.  

free

Bingo at VFW Post 8988

VFW 484 Short St., Bishop, CA

$25 per person. Call Tricia for more information (760-937-3651

$25.0

“Awake – A Dream from Standing Rock” Film Screening & Community Dinner

Bishop Twin Theater & Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center

Please join us for an evening to honor the late filmmaker Myron Dewey who participated in filming the Standing Rock Protest.  After the movie screening, the community is invited to a meal from California Kitchen at the Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center.

Flash Foxy Winter Course – Single Pitch Rescue Skills

Bishop, CA

Been climbing a while, and now you’re ready to take your skills to the next level? Our 1-day: Single Pitch Rescue Skills course will teach you some tips to get yourself out of tricky situations. Accidents happen, but you can be more prepared! Our 2-day: Single Pitch Skills course is for the intermediate trad climber looking learn advanced systems and technical skills including anchor building, belay takeovers, hauling, ascending and more!

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Sage to Summit Winter Race Series

Bishop, CA

Run, jog or walk for a great cause. Race #1 on 1/21 benefits Wild Iris. Race #2 on 2/25 benefits Eastside Student Center. Race #3 on 3/3 benefits Inyo County Search and Rescue. Contact Sage to Summit for more info.

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Free Coffee With Climbing Rangers

Bishop, CA

Every Saturday the Bishop Area Climbing Rangers will be serving Black Sheep Coffee at the Pleasant Valley "Pit" Campground from 8am-10am. Come out to meet the rangers, Matthew and Casey, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee! This program will continue through March.

Free
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Free Movie Night at the Cinema

Museum of Western Film History 701 S Main Street, Lone Pine, CA

Experience two free movies at the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History.  Come see Top Gun Maverick Febuary 11th or  Black Panther Febuary 25th.  Both movies start at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 for these events.  

free

Yoga & Acupressure – A Self Care Workshop with Romina

Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio 275 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Come practice Gentle Yoga in which you also learn acupressure. Gain understanding of the Chinese meridian system (each month we will focus on a particular body part or “system”) in which you can apply to your daily life. Price:  $25 Drop-In - Monthly Members use your code for 10% this workshop. In-Studio  & Online.  Pre-registration is required. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to class time. You must sign-in to book a spot in this class.

$25

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Field Trip

Bishop, CA

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Foundation will provide free public field trips to view Sierra Bighorn.  Pre-registration at RSVP as soon as possible.  

free

WMRC – Rock Art East of the Range of Light: One Piece of the Global Puzzle

White Mountain Research Center 3000 East Line Street, Bishop, CA

David Lee of Western Rock Art Research  will hold this remote zoom lecture and present rock art information gathered from over twenty years of documentation in the Eastern Sierra.  Register online via zoom.  See WMRC website.

free

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Sage to Summit Winter Race Series

Bishop, CA

Run, jog or walk for a great cause. Race #1 on 1/21 benefits Wild Iris. Race #2 on 2/25 benefits Eastside Student Center. Race #3 on 3/3 benefits Inyo County Search and Rescue. Contact Sage to Summit for more info.

Lone Pine Trout Derby

Diaz Lake Lone Pine, CA

$800 Blind Bogey. Przies for largest fish and tagged fish. Sign up day of derby 6-8 am at Diaz Lake. General $10, kids 11 & under FREE.

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Free Coffee With Climbing Rangers

Bishop, CA

Every Saturday the Bishop Area Climbing Rangers will be serving Black Sheep Coffee at the Pleasant Valley "Pit" Campground from 8am-10am. Come out to meet the rangers, Matthew and Casey, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee! This program will continue through March.

Free

Free Movie Night at the Cinema

Museum of Western Film History 701 S Main Street, Lone Pine, CA

Experience two free movies at the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History.  Come see Black Panther March 4th or Wakanda Forever March18th.  Both movies start at 6pm and doors open at 5:30pm.  

free
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C5 Studios Arts & Crafts Activity

C5 Art Studios 210 S. Warren Street, Bishop, CA

C5 Studios offers many types of arts and crafts classes, workshops, social activities, and more.  Sometimes multiple activities per day are scheduled.  For detailed information about topics on this scheduled date including activity descriptions, times, and costs, please visit https://www.c5studios.org/classes-calendar.

Blake Jones Trout Derby Postponed. Rescheduled to May 13, 2023.

Bishop, CA

The Trout Derby has been rescheduled to May 13 due to climate related safety reasons. The 2023 Blake Jones Trout Derby has been POSTPONED As everyone is aware, the Eastern Sierra has received unusually large amounts of snow this year. While it is sunny today, there is another very wet storm predicted for this weekend. Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about avalanches and potential flooding. CalOES plans to utilize the Tri-County Fairgrounds as an evacuation site. Snow, ice and mud make access to Pleasant Valley Reservoir difficult and the Owens River is high and flowing faster than […]

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Free Coffee With Climbing Rangers

Bishop, CA

Every Saturday the Bishop Area Climbing Rangers will be serving Black Sheep Coffee at the Pleasant Valley "Pit" Campground from 8am-10am. Come out to meet the rangers, Matthew and Casey, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee! This program will continue through March.

Free