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Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Cara Goger MARIPOSA — It’s the time of year when storytellers and their rapt listeners gather in the historic communities of Mariposa and Yosemite, California for good old-fashioned fun. We hope you will come to the Mariposa Arts Council’s 29th Annual Storytelling Festival, taking place Mar. 11 through 13. And for the first time you can order your ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Goes To The Movies

OAKHURST – Dedicated members of the Oakhurst Community Concert Band (OCCB) are once again tuning up in preparation for the annual Spring Concert on Sunday, Mar. 13 at 3 p.m., in the auditorium of Mountain Christian Center. As always with OCCB concerts, the family event is free.The 45-piece band will play music from the silver screen on an afternoon dedicated ...

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Vision Academy Showcase Of Artists

OAKHURST – Looking for a family-friendly evening of outstanding entertainment in support of arts for kids, served with a side of baked potato? Look no further, and plan to attend the Vision Academy of the Arts Showcase of Artists, set for Saturday, Mar. 12, at Oakhurst Elementary School, in the multi-purpose room, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The evening of entertainment, arts ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Charlotte Blake Alston

Written by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA — Transport yourself to the far corners of the world to places where home cares and responsibilities vanish in utter absorption as you board your flying carpet to visit another continent and another dimension. Your hostess is Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller, librettist, poet and author. What better way to spend an afternoon or evening ...

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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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