OAKHURST – One candidate for Honorary Mayor may have a slight advantage when it comes to the ups and downs of the race, or is that racing?
Bass Lake resident Theresa Wilson is campaigning for Mountain Area Ski School (MASS), so it’s possible her candidacy may pick up speed. According to organizers Wilson is “running for the kids, raising money and awareness for a program that benefits kids with more than ski lessons.”
Dating back to 1961, the MASS program annually serves hundreds of area children in 5th through 8th grades. In MASS, certified volunteer instructors teach downhill, cross-country and snowboarding to eligible students who are bussed into Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park every Friday from January to March for approximately 12 weeks.
Sponsored by the Yosemite Sierra Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, Wilson and her team have a series of events planned to keep the mountain community entertained over the next several weeks, starting with their participation – and hopefully, yours – in a 5K run at Bass Lake on June 1st.
The event is part of the 3rd annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon and 5K Run for the Kids. Proceeds from the 5K are going to benefit three nonprofits, including Yosemite High School, the Children’s Museum of the Sierra and MASS.
Sign-ups for the 5K continue through Friday, May 31, onsite from 4-8 p.m. and from 6-7 a.m. on the morning of the run. Organizers are also seeking volunteers to help with the event. For more info contact www.basslaketri.com
Next on the candidate’s fundraising schedule is an evening for those who love drama. On Friday, June 14, the public is invited to a special performance of the melodrama “Dark Deeds at Swan’s Place (Never Trust a Tatooed Sailor),” written by Tim Kelly and directed by Nathan Avery and Jason Turner.
The story is reputed to be “loaded with laughs and seedy jokes,” as it follows the characters Montague Leech and Carlota Castanet as they make “a tidy profit shanghaiing lads” from a tavern of ill-repute.
Doors open at the Golden Chain Theater (GCT) at 6 p.m. and curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Contact GCT for tickets and information. www.goldenchaintheatre.org
Anyone ready to party can mark their calendars for Saturday, June 22, from 6-10 p.m. That’s when classic rock band “Rock Therapy” performs a benefit at the Queen’s Inn, featuring great music, Idle Hour wine tasting, raffle prizes and the promise of fun for all. www.queensinn.com
For more information, check out Wilson’s mayoral bid Facebook page