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Ready, Set — Light That Oakhurst Christmas Tree!

OAKHURST — The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in Oakhurst on the first Saturday of December each year, at Century 21 Ditton’s Talking Bear Corner on Highway 41 and Road 426. This year, it’s Saturday, Dec. 2 and activities start at 4 p.m. The public is invited to join in this free celebration — it’s super kid-friendly, and a really good time. ...

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More Than We Could Ever Imagine

RAYMOND — Students at Raymond-Knowles Elementary (RKS) are encouraged to help others as part of the school’s educational environment and drive to create, connect and compete. In order to graduate with honors from the K-8 school, 45 hours of community service are required over the course of 7th through 8th grades. They’re almost always working on something to benefit others. Locally, ...

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Breakfast With Santa And Children’s Secret Gift Store

OAKHURST – It’s going to be difficult to contain the excitement on Saturday, Dec. 2, as a trio of holiday events have the jolly one very busy around town. For starters, kids and their grown-ups are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, followed by Secret Santa Shopping at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra and, finally, ...

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Christmas Tree Auction And All-Community Raffle

BASS LAKE — The 17th Annual Christmas Tree Auction is just around the corner. This is a unique community event as it is the only one that benefits so many local nonprofits. It’s hosted by The Boys & Girls Club, Oakhurst. This year there are 17 nonprofits that will benefit from the proceeds of the money raised. Our participating organizations ...

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CHP And CVS Invite You To “Be A Santa To A Senior”

OAKHURST — Though we often think about making Christmas merry for kids, the Oakhurst Area CHP and CVS store remind everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention this holiday season. There are special Christmas trees at both locations where you can select an ornament from the tree and then purchase one of the listed gift items. Place ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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Yosemite Renaissance 32 At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — If you haven’t stopped into Gallery 5 to see the Yosemite Renaissance exhibit yet, you still have time to do so. The 32nd Annual Yosemite Renaissance is on display through Sunday, Nov. 26. For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, ...

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Cal Fire MMU Lifts Burn Ban, Permits Required

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s MMU to transition out of peak fire season effective Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “Although we are seeing a small amount of rain and allowing burning to take place, we would like residents to ...

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ACT Dogs Of The Week: Chloe And Toby

It’s time for a two-fer as the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has two Dogs of the Week for your consideration. Meet adorable sister and brother Chloe Sophia, sitting, and Toby, standing. These two-year-old Poodle mixes are super soft and cuddly. They are very sweet dogs, too, and weigh about 20 pounds each. They were surrendered to us ...

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Oakhurst Community Band: Free Winter Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents their soul-stirring Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at Mountain Christian Center and features a special appearance by the Yosemite High School Concert Choir. This is the 14th season for the popular group, and admission to the concert, as always, is free. Featuring music from ...

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