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Ultimate Teen Summer Science Adventure

YOSEMITE – National Park Service educational partner NatureBridge has opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus, offering a two-week backcountry expedition designed for teenage students. The immersive program will give young participants the chance to conduct field science investigations for the “ultimate teen summer science adventure,” according to organizers.

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Moms Celebrated At Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST – All pregnant moms and families with children ages 5 and under are cordially invited to a Community Baby Shower on Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Hosted by area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) clubs, the baby shower is entirely without charge.

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Elegant Auction Benefits Oakhurst Community Park

FISH CAMP – The Oakhurst Community Park Committee invites everyone to attend the 28th Annual Elegant Auction “Lucky 13” to benefit the Park, on Saturday, Mar. 23. Committee Chair Susan Macaulay explains how the yearly fundraiser provides for equipment, maintenance, and upgrades to the Park, a “vital part of our community for all ages to enjoy, a place for families ...

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YHS Advanced Theater Department Presents "The Giver"

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School Advanced Theater is set to present a play based on the novel “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. “The Giver” is directed by YHS student Emma Madsen as her Senior Project. The YHS drama department will present the play on three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mar. 7-9. All shows start at 7 p.m. Wikipedia describes ...

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OCI: Outstanding Electives, Talented Teachers

OAKHURST – Good news out of Oak Creek Intermediate – kids are enrolled in creative classes and actively exploring electives outside the core curriculum, even in a time of excruciatingly limited resources. How? Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) teachers have developed a series of special classes designed to be appealing and exciting to students by tapping into some of the instructors’ ...

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Free Services For Veterans At Mariposa Stand Down

MARIPOSA – All veterans are invited to a Veterans’ Stand Down on Saturday, Mar. 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., outdoors at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Mariposa Veterans’ Stand-Down encourages all area vets to visit for an array of free services and amenities, throughout an upbeat day complete with food, refreshments and music.

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Free Garden Workshop This Sunday: Get Ready For Veggies

OAKHURST – With near-future weather forecasts showing a series of sunny days and very little chance of rain, spring could be coming to the mountains sooner than planned. Fortunately, there’s still time to plan and plant a productive plot. With that idea in mind, the garden gurus behind the Oakhurst Garden Club at True Value invite the public to a ...

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4-Course German Fest Served Up By Oakhurst Chamber

OAKHURST – Reports out of Europe last fall say that traditional German garb like lederhosen for men and dirndl dresses for women are making a fast fashion comeback. That’s good news for the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, who recently announced they’re planning the first annual celebration of German Fest for Saturday, Mar. 2 at 6 p.m., at the Oakhurst ...

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8th Graders Get A Taste Of High School At YHS

OAKHURST – Potential Yosemite High School (YHS) students from area middle and elementary schools were treated to a day at YHS during 8th grade orientation last week. Student Activities director Tammy Thacker explains, “We give incoming 8th graders as much information as possible about YHS so they feel comfortable about coming here. All of the mountain area 8th graders were ...

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