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1st Graders Take RAD Self-Defense Course

COARSEGOLD – Rivergold Elementary School teachers, parents and students recently received special training to become the first school in the mountain area to implement the radKIDS program. The R.A.D. system is an innovative self-defense program designed to empower students and promote an environment where violence is unacceptable.

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What's New At The Oakhurst Library?

OAKHURST – There’s a considerable amount of information to share with the community this spring, coming from Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL), including an update on construction which began last October, in a plan to convert the old fire station into a new community room. Longtime FOBL Board member Rima Runtzel reports that the library is thriving, despite ...

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Ultimate Teen Summer Science Adventure

YOSEMITE – National Park Service educational partner NatureBridge has opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus, offering a two-week backcountry expedition designed for teenage students. The immersive program will give young participants the chance to conduct field science investigations for the “ultimate teen summer science adventure,” according to organizers.

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Moms Celebrated At Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST – All pregnant moms and families with children ages 5 and under are cordially invited to a Community Baby Shower on Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Hosted by area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) clubs, the baby shower is entirely without charge.

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Elegant Auction Benefits Oakhurst Community Park

FISH CAMP – The Oakhurst Community Park Committee invites everyone to attend the 28th Annual Elegant Auction “Lucky 13” to benefit the Park, on Saturday, Mar. 23. Committee Chair Susan Macaulay explains how the yearly fundraiser provides for equipment, maintenance, and upgrades to the Park, a “vital part of our community for all ages to enjoy, a place for families ...

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YHS Advanced Theater Department Presents "The Giver"

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School Advanced Theater is set to present a play based on the novel “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. “The Giver” is directed by YHS student Emma Madsen as her Senior Project. The YHS drama department will present the play on three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mar. 7-9. All shows start at 7 p.m. Wikipedia describes ...

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OCI: Outstanding Electives, Talented Teachers

OAKHURST – Good news out of Oak Creek Intermediate – kids are enrolled in creative classes and actively exploring electives outside the core curriculum, even in a time of excruciatingly limited resources. How? Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) teachers have developed a series of special classes designed to be appealing and exciting to students by tapping into some of the instructors’ ...

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Free Services For Veterans At Mariposa Stand Down

MARIPOSA – All veterans are invited to a Veterans’ Stand Down on Saturday, Mar. 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., outdoors at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Mariposa Veterans’ Stand-Down encourages all area vets to visit for an array of free services and amenities, throughout an upbeat day complete with food, refreshments and music.

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Free Garden Workshop This Sunday: Get Ready For Veggies

OAKHURST – With near-future weather forecasts showing a series of sunny days and very little chance of rain, spring could be coming to the mountains sooner than planned. Fortunately, there’s still time to plan and plant a productive plot. With that idea in mind, the garden gurus behind the Oakhurst Garden Club at True Value invite the public to a ...

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