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Workshop On Understanding Difficult Dementia Behaviors

OAKHURST — Are you someone who takes care of a family member with dementia-related behaviors, or do you know someone who is? If so, please note that Valley Caregiver Resource Center is planning a free workshop for family caregivers. It’s available so people can learn important strategies on how to respond and cope with the common dementia-related behaviors, including aggression, ...

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Oktoberfest At Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Don your lederhosen and get yourself to a wild west saloon, as the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites the community to celebrate the season with Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, and two bands will take the stage. First on is Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whiskey ...

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Fireside Chat About Firefighting In The Sierra

MARIPOSA — Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest, will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.  Marcia will discuss the history of firefighting in the Sierra National Forest and fire management as it has evolved over the last 50 years, as well as ...

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Ted Lilly Golf Tournament Helps Support Badger Baseball

FRIANT — It’s perfect weather this weekend for the Ted Lilly and Badger Baseball Boosters annual golf tournament to support Yosemite High School Baseball and the Yosemite Colts Travel Baseball Team. The Ted Lilly Golf Tournament is held this year at Eagle Springs Golf Course in Friant on Saturday, Oct. 14. The cost is $150 per player, which includes a ...

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Women’s Club Chili Cook-Off, Pie & Cake Bake-Off

NORTH FORK — One of North Fork’s most delicious events is fast approaching — the Women’s Club will host its Chili Cook-Off and Pie & Cake Bake-Off this coming weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bandit Town. Everyone is invited to taste and vote for their choice of best original chili, pie or cake ...

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MCW Tables And Taters Luncheon

OAKHURST – Delicious spuds and fancy table duds will be elevated to new heights as Mountain Community Women (MCW) invite the public to gather for the 28th annual Tables and Taters Luncheon, Raffle and Table Setting Contest, planned for Monday, Nov. 6 at the Oakhurst Community Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. The tasty and tasteful event features a ...

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Mariposa Students: AAUW’s Got Their Backs

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mariposa branch’s Backpack Committee has wrapped up another successful project, ensuring that 51 students started their school year with high quality backpacks and school supplies. For the past ten years Mariposa AAUW has helped provide backpacks and supplies to middle school students throughout our county who ...

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Midnight Book Release Party For John Green’s Latest

OAKHURST — Branches Books & Gifts is hosting a party and you’re invited, but you’re going to need to stay up late on a school night and it’s totally worth it. On Monday, Oct. 9 beginning at 9 p.m. Branches will be open for a rare nighttime celebration leading up to the Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:01 am release of Turtles All ...

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This ARTober, Where Can You Find Art (The Bear)?

OAKHURST — Creative minds have been busy dreaming up art-centric activities throughout the month of October, dubbing the month ARTober in honor of the excitement — ARTober in Oakhurst is a month-long celebration of the arts. Among the many outings and adventures during ARTober, the search is on as everyone is invited to tune in and seek out “Art the Bear” ...

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Mariposa County Fire Safe Rally

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will be having their annual Fire Safe Rally on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Amigo Stage at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Rally will provide residents with information on wildfire preparedness and prevention, information about our current programs, and a chance to speak to Cal Fire, ...

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