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Wawona Celebrity Golf Benefits School

Submitted by Yosemite Wawona Charter School YOSEMITE – The community is invited to attend the 12th Annual Wawona School Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The event is a benefit for the Yosemite-Wawona Elementary School Charter and is held every year at the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. This signature event will include a continental breakfast reception ...

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Eat Rigatoni, Support Fire Station #10 In YLP

COARSEGOLD – For 14 years, the Ladies of the Lakes Women’s Club in Yosemite Lakes Park has hosted a dinner to raise funds for their local firefighters at Madera County Fire Department Station 10. This year’s Rigatoni Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse, and as always, all profit from ...

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Basic Computer Classes At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – For those who need some coaching on the use of computers, setting up email, or using the internet, the Oakhurst Library is offering you a free class to hone your skills. Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 16, Heather Kolberg will be teaching a 4-week beginner’s class on working with computers. The classes run on consecutive Wednesdays from 9 – ...

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Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour Celebrates County’s Ag Traditions

Submitted by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa AgriNature Association invites all county residents and visitors to participate in this year’s Farms & Ranches project at the properties of several local agricultural producers on Saturday, September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featured locations on the tour will include CostaLivos Mountain Gold Olive Oils in downtown Mariposa, Sierra ...

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Find Ways To Breathe Deeply In Spite Of The Smoke

By Virginia Eaton — When I look out my window from home and from work, the smoky haze is made more disheartening by bits of gray ash floating on the air before coming to rest on the ground. The oppressive heat adds insult to already injured lungs and makes moving through my day challenging. The stress of fire, drought and ...

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Is Your Old Book Valuable?

OAKHURST – On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Oakhurst Library will host Byron Lewis who will explain to his audience how to identify which old books are, or will become, valuable. Byron is a local rare book collector, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge of old, rare books. He’ll explain how to identify which books are ...

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Health, Fitness, Art & Food: It’s Friday At Class.

OAKHURST – Call it what you want: a lightbulb moment, an epiphany, a sound idea. Whatever term is used, it’s what Virginia Eaton had, and now locals may benefit as a result. She’s the owner of a new community fitness center designed with an emphasis on living — and aging — well. The Grand Opening of Class, the Body Pastiche ...

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Time Now To Become A Master Gardener

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet evening for anyone interested in becoming a Cooperative Extension Master Gardener. The program has annual training classes that provide participants instruction about important garden ing topics. After completing the training, Master Gardener volunteers perform 25 hours of community volunteer work and complete 12 hours of continuing education each ...

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Fiction Writing Workshop For Aspiring Authors

OAKHURST – As part of the Oakhurst Branch Library’s community offerings, local author Jennifer Moss will be giving a 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop for aspiring authors. The workshop will cover the basic elements of storytelling, fiction writing, and today’s publishing industry. “In my workshops, I use examples from literature, movies and television, because those are our current storytelling mediums and ...

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Pioneer Market Makes New Things Possible At Ethos

MARIPOSA – Ethos Youth Center would like to thank Pioneer Market in Mariposa for their generosity through their 1 percent receipt donation program. With a total of 30,700 in collected receipts, Pioneer Market donated $307 to the youth center. “Thank you as well to a dedicated volunteer, Michele Wildhaber, who counted our receipts,” says Program Director Caroline Fruth. “Ethos will be ...

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