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Mariposa Festival Features Butterflies, Parade And Skydivers

MARIPOSA – Every year on the first weekend of May, vendors, musicians and celebrants from all over the world gather for a family event that seeks to educate and celebrate the butterfly, along with Mariposa County. The Mariposa Butterfly Festival kicks off this year on Saturday, May 4, with a healthy-kids run, competitive trail run, and caterpillar crawl, followed by ...

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Oakhurst Memories Free Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Have you ever wondered what Oakhurst was like in the late 40s and up to the 60s? Larrie Unruh will share his memories of growing up in Oakhurst, including a presentation of about 45 photos from the time period. Do you remember or have you heard of Clementines, or the Big Foot Burger Pit? Larrie does! The free ...

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Hey, There’s A Bear In The Garden

NORTH FORK — Depending on your perspective, there was either a bear in Sue’s garden today or a Sue in the bear’s backyard. Sue and Larry Langley live in the shadow of Peckinpah Mountain on a beautiful swath of land which she has carefully cultivated with natives over the many years they’ve been here. Today dawned with beauty, just like ...

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Saving The Local Little League Field Is A Community Effort

OAKHURST — Supporters and organizers gathered at Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) fields last week as Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra presented a $5,000 check to the SMLL Board of Directors. The money will go toward construction of a desperately needed retaining wall at the back of the little league field where about 175 local kids ages 4 – 12 ...

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Get A Little Ragtime In At Free Fresno Flats Concert

OAKHURST — Nothing like a little ragtime to put you in the mood for something sweet! We’re in luck: the Fresno Flats Historical Society will host a rousing ragtime concert on Saturday, May 4 at 5 p.m. in the Cunningham School House at Fresno Flats Historical Park. Ragtime is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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Comedy And Improv Bring The Bard To Life

OAKHURST — In a bold move, theatrically speaking, students at Yosemite High School are mounting a comedic play with attempts to condense all of the Bard’s works into one 90-minute production. Now, the community is invited to see the results as the Badgers present The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). The show opens on Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May ...

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67th Annual CCPRA Coarsegold Rodeo

COARSEGOLD — Grab your hats and dust off your boots as the CCPRA Coarsegold Rodeo returns on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. This is the 67th annual Coarsegold Rodeo with more than 30 different vendors and seven events including bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, and steer wrestling. Held at ...

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Hook Some Cash At The 39th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Catch a fish during the 39th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for your chance to win a portion of the more than $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019. Grab your friends, family, and fishing poles and head to Bass Lake for the day, when 1,000 ...

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Free Community Meals At Public Coffee House

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House once again invites the community to join in and break bread together as they return to a month-end tradition and serve two free hot meals: a dinner on Friday and a breakfast on Saturday morning. The events are planned with the help of Manna House and all are welcome to attend. On Friday, April ...

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