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Native Tradition Workshops With Julia Parker

YOSEMITE — One of the preeminent Native American basket makers and tribal elders in California will lead two workshops this fall on the subjects of basket weaving and native food preparation. Julia Parker will take the helm for a pair of Yosemite Conservancy Experience Packages using the knowledge she’s gained as a respected elder and long-time cultural demonstrator in the park. ...

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Hot August Nights In Downtown North Fork

NORTH FORK — This Saturday the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center welcome everyone to another hot time in the ‘ol town as as Hot August Nights Classic Car Show and Street Party takes over downtown. This much-anticipated event will include the hottest classic cars, plus a San Joaquin Antique Flywheelers exhibition, live music, prizes, special guests, a host ...

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Rock, Country & Folk Americana At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting —  MARIPOSA –Music on the Green continues into the tenth weekend of thirteen, presenting The Jespersons on Friday, Aug. 12, and The Redding Bros. Band on Saturday, Aug. 13. Performing original Neo/World Folk Americana music, The Jespersons sing and play in an “around the campfire” style found in Australia, homeland of half of the duo, Kaye ...

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Perseid Peaking With Double The Streaking

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The 2016 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and the excitement is about to double. At its usual yearly peak, the Perseid can rain down up to 100 meteors per hour. This year, astronomers say we can look forward to twice that, with an outburst at its peak of about 200 meteors per hour. Associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseid ...

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4th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri Registration Now Open

BASS LAKE – Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10. This super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5-17. Hosted at Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, the MY*Tri offers the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for all levels of youth ...

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Step Up For Mountain Heritage Days

OAKHURST — Plans for excitement are underway as the Sierra Historic Sites Association readies for celebrating the 20th annual Mountain Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 – 17. Organizers say it’s going to be a blast. The festival-style event is held at Fresno Flats Historic Park for both days, with the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Newly-commissioned parade Grand Marshals Dr. John ...

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Personal Visions of Yosemite By Local Photographers

Submitted by Visit Yosemite, Madera County — OAKHURST — On Aug. 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In honor of this auspicious event, people everywhere have been asked to discover their own personal connections to parks. Stellar Gallery, Sierra Art Trails, and Visit Yosemite, Madera County are excited to present this exhibit, honoring our Park, Yosemite ...

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Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow Weekend

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 45th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held this year on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 – 7, at Minarets High School. Pow wow attendees enjoy traditional music, competitive dancing, food and native craft vendors. Gates open at ...

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Best Swimming Holes In Madera County & Yosemite

CENTRAL SIERRA – It is the start of August and the temperature is still telling us that dipping our bodies in cool water and eating watermelon is on the menu. Many locals and vacationers are looking for a cool retreat and Visit Yosemite Madera Country provides some great swimming places to beat the heat: Explore the many water activities on ...

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Bootstrap Circus And Soul Galaxy At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – MARIPOSA — Music on the Green continues into the 2016 season of free concerts with The Soul Galaxy Power Trio on Friday, Aug. 5; and taking the Art Park stage on Saturday, Aug. 6, will be Bootstrap Circus. Soul Galaxy has, over the last three years, performed as a sextet, quintet, quartet and trio (Friday, ...

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