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Free Entry Into Yosemite For All On Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, the entry fee to Yosemite National Park is waived for all visitors. This fee free weekend is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park Service ...

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Just Sit Down And Listen: Coolwater Concerts’ Robin Ralston

AHWAHNEE — Here’s a riddle: what do horses, mountain-climbing, and spectacular music have in common? Answer: Robin Ralston. She’s the dedicated patron and mastermind behind the Coolwater Ranch House Concerts. Robin brings top-notch musicians known for entertaining audiences worldwide to play intimate shows in her living room. Following a winding path marked by mixed fortune while maintaining a forward gaze, Robin ...

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Boy Scouts’ American Flag Retirement Ceremony

OAKHURST — “When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be ‘retired’ with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag,” according to the Boy Scouts of America. “The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.” ...

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Little Church On The Hill Holds Veterans Day Service

OAKHURST — Veterans Day will be observed at the Little Church on the Hill in the Oakhill Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 11 with a 10 a.m. service. This service will give thanks for the sacrifice of thousands of men and women and will include patriotic hymns, a short message, prayers and readings. The public is invited to attend. Rev. David ...

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Theater, Music, Art, Imagery: Diary Of Anne Frank At YHS

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department presents the classic coming of age story told during World War II, from a young girl’s perspective, in The Diary of Anne Frank. The production will be presented in a Living Museum theatrical format, says Department Chair Lars Thorson. That will include live music, video projections, and a degenerate art show ...

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K-8 Boys And Girls Youth Basketball

OAKHURST — Youth Basketball for Boys and Girls in the Yosemite High School gyms begins on Sunday, Nov. 19 with registration and clinics, says Coach Gary Blate. “Boys and girls should come to dressed and ready to play. All players will be placed on a team.” The times are as follow: 1 p.m. Boys and Girls in Grades K-2 (baskets ...

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Madera Wine Trail’s Holiday Spirit Weekend

MADERA COUNTY — The holidays are coming and you may be looking for a little direction to start your seasonal festivities on the right path. It’s worth pointing out that the Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 – 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Guests ...

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Chris Proctor Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Breathtaking, spectacular, and exquisite. Those are just some of the words critics have used to describe Chris Proctor, National 6 and 12 String Champion, who brings his amazing variety of guitar sounds and textures to Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Influenced by such great and diverse talents as Michael Hedges and Leo ...

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Discovering And Defining Your Personal Mythos Workshop

OAKHURST — The nonprofit organization One Tribe Global invites individuals in the community to attend a special workshop on discovering and defining your own personal story, with D’Elle Milton at the helm. Using tools like guided imagery, journaling, and meditation, participants will begin to identify beliefs that are the basis of  personal stories, say organizers. Several techniques will be used ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Merced National Wildlife Refuge

MERCED — Join in with members of Yosemite Audubon on a field trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, encompassing some 10,262 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas. The Merced NWR is located at 7430 W Sandy Mush Road in Merced, Calif. Interested persons will want to meet at the Mariposa Fairgrounds parking lot on Highway 49 at ...

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