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Mariposa County Arts Council Accepting Entries for Young Masters Youth Exhibit

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is now accepting submissions for their annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition opening this March at the Treetop Gallery. Young Masters is an annual juried exhibition that provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork. The exhibition also ...

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2020 Academic Decathletes Ready for Competition

MADERA — The 38th annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 — with the interview and essay competitions held later this week prior to competition day. Eight of the 10 Decathlon events, including the speech competition and Super Quiz, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Madera South High School. This year’s topic ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Slated for March

MARIPOSA — The 32nd annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival kicks off Friday, March 13 with Mariposa Story Slam!, a local amateur storytelling competition with this year’s theme echoing its Friday the 13th date: “Stranger Than Fiction.” Story Slam! performances take place in the hall of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, with community members telling a true story from their own experience ...

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YHS Track Team Hosting ‘All Comers’ Track Meet

OAKHURST —  Yosemite High School’s track team is hosting an “All Comers” track meet. The event will take place at the YHS track on Jan. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. with registration and field events. The meet is a senior project/fundraiser for the YHS track team. Ages five and older are welcome to participate in “a day of fun and ...

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Soroptimists to Host ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for Girls

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be hosting its 5th annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for area girls later this month. The free event will take place Jan. 25 in Oakhurst. Seating for the conference is limited and attendees must pre-register and also provide a signed parental consent form, which is available on the club’s ...

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2020 Relay for Life: Mountain Communities Continue Cancer Fight

By Therese Righter O’NEALS — We have all been touched by the horrible disease — cancer. It is unrelenting, and nobody wants to hear the word uttered by their doctor. Fortunately, there is a way that you can help fight this ugly disease — join the 2020 Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure event, and help us ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Elks Club Hosts All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed Charity Fundraiser

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OAKHURST — The Elks Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat crab feed — and they supply the butter, as well as salad, garlic bread and linguini with clams. The popular event takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. 5 p.m. — No host bar 6 p.m. — Dinner $45 per person. $300 for a party of eight. Oakhurst ...

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34th Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

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OAKHURST – Cast your appetite toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer as the 34th Annual Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday,  Feb. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Rotary’s Crab Feed will serve a ton of crab. That’s right, 2,000 lbs. of ...

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‘Outpouring’ of Holiday Spirit Lights Up Community Center

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Center was the setting for the 11th-annual free Christmas dinner  known as “The Outpouring.” The event, which caters to the community, took place Christmas Eve eve — Monday night (Dec. 23) — from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. The all-home-cooked feast also featured live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who brought toys ...

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