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Bring Your Spoons To The Children’s Story Concert

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Hey Kids! Are you going to the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday, Mar. 12, at Mariposa County High School, in the Auditorium? It starts at 2 p.m., and it’s FREE, for up to four children who come with one adult. Adult tickets are just $4. The Children’s Story Concert is part of the ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibition

OAKHURST — Yosemite Western Artists not-for-profit collective is putting out the call for artists in advance of hosting its 44th Annual Tri-County Art Show. The Tri-County show is open to artists in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash awards are: Best of Show ($100) and First Place in ...

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Meet Jim May, Humorist, Conjurer, and Storyteller Supreme

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Tiny Mariposa township, a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of city living, has a hilarious surprise for you at their 29th annual Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival, taking place on Mar. 11 to 13. We present Jim May, Emmy Award storyteller, winning author, schoolteacher and humorist, who tells stories of ...

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Jimmy Collier At Clovis Community College

CLOVIS — Civil rights activist, musician and longtime foothills resident Jimmy Collier will take the stage for two sessions at Clovis Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 16, with a reception to follow his second appearance. Collier will present his music and experiences starting at 12:30 p.m. in Academic Center Building One, room 150. Later that day, at 6 p.m., Collier ...

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Minarets’ Marvelous Marching Band

Written by Nick Hunt O’NEALS — The Minarets High School Marching Band is unique from other high school bands because the percussion is student-led, meaning that we students get to choose and make our own cadences (songs). When we make our own songs or choose what to play, the entire percussion group gets to take part in choosing, rather than ...

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Master Guitarist Beppe Gambetta At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Continuing the tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in a warm and inviting venue, the Coolwater Ranch proudly presents acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta in concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. While Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is ...

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Elegant Valentines Dinner & Dance At The Studio

NORTH FORK — Plan now for an elegant evening as the North Fork Studio presents their 4th annual Valentines Dinner & Dance on Sunday, Feb. 14. Don your finest attire, make a date with your valentine, and dance to the music of the Sierra Jazz Band. Everyone is invited to gather at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., ...

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Up-Cycled Art Hop

Submitted by Jill Gamble O’NEALS – Join the Minarets art club as we present the 3rd annual Up-Cycled Art Hop on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This year our theme is a life sized Candy Land board game that you can walk through. There is a $5 admission which includes food and beverages, along with the opportunity ...

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Photographer Michael Frye Light Workshop Benefits Arts

Submitted by Cara Goger —  MARIPOSA — On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, renowned landscape photographer Michael Frye offers a Lightroom workshop in Yosemite Valley, the proceeds of which will benefit the Yosemite Renaissance arts programs and the Mariposa County Arts Council. Lightroom has rapidly become the software tool of choice for many photographers because it’s simple, yet powerful – easy ...

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Artist/Veteran Drew Cameron Makes Paper Of Uniforms

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to welcome artist and Iraq veteran, Drew Cameron for a public art talk and papermaking workshop. The art talk will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at the County of Mariposa Health and Human Services building in the Mariposa Room, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., following a fundraiser dinner at restaurant 1850. ...

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