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11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Visit Yosemite | Madera County has once again partnered with professional triathlon producer Jonathan Grinder of Tucson Racing to present the 11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon on June 4, 2022, in the Pines Village at Bass Lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and athletes should begin arriving around 5:30 a.m. The race should end ...

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Madera County to Receive 9/11 Firefighter Memorial Beam

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County is pleased to announce the receipt of a 14-foot steel beam salvaged from the Twin Tower attacks on September 11th, 2001. Sim’s Metal Inc. was contracted to remove the steel remnants from the attacks, bringing less than a dozen beams to their Richmond, California, location. Madera County successfully took part in a vigorous competitive selection ...

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Music on the Green’s Opening Weekend Starts June 3rd

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music starting on June 3, with local favorites The Jespersons, and on June 4, The Trespassers! The Jespersons are a husband and wife folk duo. Jared Jesperson is a masterful guitar player and sings harmony while ...

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Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee Starts Tonight

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BASS LAKE — Tonight, Monday, May 16, and tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 17, Wasuma Elementary school will be hosting the 2022 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee! The spelling bee will start at 5 p.m. each night. 1st place spellers from from all mountain area schools in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are competing! Monday night is Kindergarten through 4th ...

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North Fork Elementary Presents Disney’s “Moana Jr.”

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Elementary School’s Performing Arts Department is presenting a production of Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” on May 20 and 21, 2022. An island style dinner will be available prior to the performance. Show Details What:  Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” When:  Show opens at 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21, 2022 Where:  North Fork Elementary School, located ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Newsletter: May 2022

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Recent News from Yosemite The park’s peak hours reservation system will take effect this month, starting on Friday, May 20. Yosemite visitors will need a reservation to enter the park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week. The peak hours reservation system will be in place through Sep. 30, 2022, and reservations will be required for all ...

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Calling All Cowgirls for Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee announces that the 2022 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty applications and rules are now available for this year’s contest. The contest offers three divisions and is open to young ladies ranging in ages from 6 to 23 that are from Mariposa, Madera, Merced and Tuolumne ...

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FAM Presents “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes”

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FRESNO — The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to host “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes,” an exhibition exploring new femininity and storytelling in boundary-pushing fashion, opening to the public on July 30, 2022. Curated and designed by MUSEEA, “A Queen Within” is a large-scale exhibition produced and toured internationally by Barrett Barrera Projects. The exhibition is presented by The McClatchy Fresno ...

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Fresno State Panel on Ukraine War, and Other News

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Fresno State Faculty Members Present Panel on Ukraine War Several Fresno State faculty members with ties to Ukraine will present “The War Up Close: A Conversation with Ukrainian Faculty,” scheduled for 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor of the ...

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