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The Visual Arts Are Happening in Madera County!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Great news for art lovers! With everything from art classes with the Yosemite Conservancy to an art retrospective featuring Bonnie Bisbee to art demonstrations with renowned local artists, there’s something for everyone! Check out what’s going on! Art Classes with the Yosemite Conservancy Starts: May 01, 2023 Occurs: Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until ...

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Upcoming Mother’s Day Events and Specials Around Town

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — It’s that time of year again. Time to show our moms just how much we appreciate all she’s done for us! This year, take her out to delicious buffet, brunch, or dinner. There are still plenty of options left, but don’t wait. Make your reservations today!   Mother’s Day Brunch At Ducey’s Date & Time: Sunday, May ...

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10th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art in Madera County

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Families are invited to attend the 10th Annual Madera County ArtsFest. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere and is being hosted by Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools. The public is invited to attend the event. Door prizes consisting of gift certificates, family outings, and art ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: May 5th – 11th

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Showtimes for Friday, May 5th – Thursday, May 11th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 Rated PG-13 – 2 hours 29 minutes Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his ...

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Chateau du Sureau: Yosemite Photography Weekend & More

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OAKHURST — The Yosemite Photography Weekend is the first-of-its-kind experience offered in partnership with Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux resort located at the gateway to Yosemite National Park, and The Ansel Adams Gallery, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service operated in Yosemite Valley by the Ansel Adams family since 1902. Participants will follow in the footsteps of ...

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2023 Madera County Academic Pentathlon Results

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The 2023 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 29, naming Mountain Home School Charter this year’s champion team. Nearly 100 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on February 14 and April 29. Students competed in the areas of essay, fine arts, literature, science and social science. ...

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Helping One Woman Oakhurst to Celebrate Tania Reed

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AHWAHNEE — Join Helping One Woman Oakhurst when they celebrate the May Recipient, Tania Reed. Tania is lovingly sponsored by Jessica Reed & Molly LaBaer Taylor. ♥ This month’s Helping One Woman (HOW) recipient is Tania Reed and her HOW dinner will be Wednesday, May 17th at 6 p.m. at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee. See map below. When: Wednesday, May 17th ...

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Celebration of Life for Amaya Suni Chenot

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With extreme sadness, we announce the passing of the young, sweet, and beautiful Miss Amaya Suni Chenot. She was 22 years at the time. In the early morning hours of Wednesday April 12, 2023, Amaya passed on into heaven. She was the victim of a tragic car accident while on her way to work. Amaya was a Fresno county resident ...

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Central Sierra Historical Society to Hold Annual Meeting

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SHAVER LAKE — The voting members of the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum (CSHS) will elect Directors at the annual member meeting to be held on Saturday, May 6th. Directors will be selected from a slate of nominees proposed by the Board of Directors and any eligible members nominated from the floor at the annual member meeting. Directors serve staggered ...

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Get Ready for the Yosemite Half Marathon at Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — The race itself may be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t come out to Bass Lake to cheer on your favorite athletes as they compete in the 8th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon. And let’s not forget about the awesome after-party at South Gate Brewing Company, where the chefs will be cooking up some delicious ...

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