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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Master Liar Bil Lepp

MARIPOSA — He’s back! That master of the tall tale, Bil Lepp, whose audiences can hardly stop laughing long enough to catch the next twist in his extraordinary tales. Bil will be one of six featured nationally recognized storytellers at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grand Finale Celebration, Mar. 10 – 12. Events take place at ...

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One Tribe Global: Goddess In The Garden Festival

OAKHURST — “In 2014, two friends and I were discussing ways to bring a sense of greater connection to our community,” D’Elle Milton explains. “The idea of ‘One Tribe Global’ was born of a desire to create opportunities to explore, support and enhance our lives together in meaningful and joyous ways.” One Tribe Global is a non-profit association founded whose ...

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Enriching The Experience: Yosemite Conservancy

MOUNTAIN AREA — In the dozen days leading up to Christmas and Hanukah we’ve shared the stories of groups and nonprofit organizations whose members are making a difference in our communities. We’ve profiled education, art, community, theater, broadcast, wildlife, music, pets and more. Now we turn to an organization whose mission is to inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite and ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival: The End?

MARIPOSA — Festivals across the nation are finding it difficult to continue offering venues for the magical and inspiring art that we call Storytelling. With rising production costs and dwindling sponsors, ticket sales are unable to cover the cost of producing a nationally recognized Storytelling Festival and, unfortunately, the Mariposa Storytelling Festival is no exception. After much discussion, organizers of the event ...

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Bass Lake Comedy Show

BASS LAKE — Three well-known comedians and a hilarious host voted one of the top Bay Area comics of the year will perform at the Bass Lake Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Torio Van Grol will hold the stage as host, introducing headliner Ahmed Bharoocha, and featuring Kevin Tienken, Mark Smalls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stand-up starts at 8 ...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — In just a little over two weeks, the sky at Bass Lake will be illuminated by a spectacular firework show to celebrate the New Year. Generous donations made by the owners of the Pines Resort and other businesses have made it all possible. “Fireworks are always a major hit,” says Mark Choe, Sales & Marketing Director at ...

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NORAD Tracking Santa Includes Mobile Apps, Christmas Countdown

COLORADO — He sees you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, but does Santa know we’re watching him, as well? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) out of Peterson Air Force Base has been tracking Santa’s yuletide journey for more than 60 years, with a family-friendly program to follow Santa on Saturday, Dec. 24 around the world, using military sensors and ...

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8th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring

OAKHURST – The community is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, throughout an afternoon and evening that is perfect for the whole family. This will be the eighth year for The Outpouring, a free community feast open to everyone. Individuals and groups ...

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Matthiessen Features “Birds of Ecuador” In Audubon Program

MARIPOSA — Yosemite Area Audubon will offer Sierra foothill residents another virtual birding experience in an exotic locale at its monthly program in Mariposa on Thursday, Dec. 8. Birder and photographer extraordinaire Matthew Matthiessen, an engaging storyteller and world-class photographer who has previously captivated local audiences with entertaining slide talks featuring his birding adventures in Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia and ...

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