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Fiction Writing Workshop For Aspiring Authors

OAKHURST – Do you have characters playing out scenes in your head? If so, maybe it’s time to write that book you’ve been thinking about. Published author Jennifer Moss is leading 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 ...

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North Fork Gathers To Honor Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK — For the 37th year, the North Fork community will gather to celebrate its Citizen of the Year — someone chosen as being representative of the spirit of service and giving that defines this mountain village. The dinner and celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the North Fork Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with ...

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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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Oakhurst Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild, along with the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Yosemite/Madera County, are proud to bring you the 9th Annual Woodcarver’s Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center during the week of Apr. 17-23. Woodcarvers travel from far and wide to attend this unique event located just outside Yosemite’s southern entrance along Highway 41. “This ...

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Area Locals On Site For Superbowl 50

SANTA CLARA — When the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers take the field for Superbowl 50 this Sunday, Feb. 7, local fans can rest assured knowing the foothills are represented at Levi’s Stadium. Oakhurst’s Cindy Tanoury, along with Coarsegold residents Andrew and Jennifer Tapia, and Stacy Soulis, have been hard at work all week long, preparing to sell a treasure ...

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30th Annual Rotary Crab Feed This Saturday

OAKHURST – History tells us ancient comic playwright Aristophanes said, “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” While that may still be so, nothing can stop hoards of hungry mountain folk from walking straight over to the Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra’s 30th annual Crab Feed, on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. The Rotary Crab Feed, held each ...

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Audubon Program Features Matthiessen’s “Birds of Borneo”

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Exotic birds, tropical rainforests, orangutans, the largest flower on earth—what better way to spend a cold February evening than to visit, through words and pictures, a place with all these and more? Mariposa resident Matthew Matthiessen, a captivating storyteller and world-class photographer who has previously regaled local audiences with slide talks featuring the birds ...

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