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Local Choirs Join In The Songs Of Christmas

Submitted by Monika Moulin OAKHURST – For the sixth consecutive year, upwards of 50 singers from local area church choirs will come together for a beautiful Christmas program, including choristers from New Community United Methodist Church, Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, and others. Two performances on will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church ...

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Dickens’ Christmas Carol Musical Re-Envisioned

OAKHURST – Seats have been filled and some shows have been sold out at Sierra Pines Church for our local production of the Charles Dickens 1843 classic, now re-envisioned as A Christmas Carol — A New Musical, and just a couple of shows remain. With book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson and Music by Bruce Greer, the same duo who ...

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Artists Invited To Submit Work For Young Masters Exhibition

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is proud to present the annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition this coming February at the Treetop Gallery. This special juried exhibition provides the youth of Mariposa with the opportunity to express their ideas, narratives, and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork and offers the community a chance ...

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Songs Of The Season Concert This Saturday

NORTH FORK – The sounds of Christmas will fill Kennedy Hall this Saturday, Dec. 5, as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents its annual “Songs of the Season.” As always, the show will feature the North Fork Community Choir, conducted by Gina Clugston, and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale from Sierra High School, directed by Bruce Weinberger. Also on the ...

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Free Origami Christmas Decorations Class

Submitted by Monica McClanahan OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield, California. Carla will teach her audience how to use the ancient art of folding paper into various artistic shapes. At the class, participants will make two or three origami Christmas decorations which can be used as ornaments or holiday cards. One ...

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Mountain Area Students Dance “The Nutcracker”

FRESNO – The Valley Performing Arts Council, in partnership with Fresno Grand Opera, will bring to life a magical holiday tradition that has connected families and communities for more than 100 years when it presents The Nutcracker at two performances Thanksgiving weekend. The ballet will be performed Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29, at 1 p.m. at William Saroyan ...

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Master Guitarists Take The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Once again, the Coolwater Ranch plays host to a pair of top-flight musicians. Passes are now available for the next show, set for Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Stevie Coyle (late of the whiz-bang string band The Waybacks) is one lucky bum. His dad ran a radio station in southern California and brought home all the promo ...

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Art Exhibition Focuses On Veterans Issues & Experiences

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6042 invites the public to the opening of a special exhibition of art titled In Uniform, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery. Curated by Arts Council Director Cara Goger, In Uniform includes ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 14th Season

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season-opening concert will present two “enormously famous pieces, and another two which aren’t: but absolutely should be,” notes MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. The overture to Giaocchino Rossini’s 1816 comic opera “The Barber of ...

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Tim And Myles Thompson At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater Ranch House Concerts is pleased announce the return of Tim and Myles Thompson, musicians extraordinaire, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this father-son act features Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and composer-instrumentalist/singer Myles Thompson. The Thompsons are known for their high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of ...

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