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Matthiessen Features “Birds of Ecuador” In Audubon Program

MARIPOSA — Yosemite Area Audubon will offer Sierra foothill residents another virtual birding experience in an exotic locale at its monthly program in Mariposa on Thursday, Dec. 8. Birder and photographer extraordinaire Matthew Matthiessen, an engaging storyteller and world-class photographer who has previously captivated local audiences with entertaining slide talks featuring his birding adventures in Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia and ...

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Santa’s Big Day Out In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – It’s going to be difficult to contain the excitement on Saturday, Dec. 3, as kids and their grown-ups are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, followed by Secret Santa Shopping at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, and wrapping up the day with the Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting and ensuing festivities. Click on ...

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Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting

OAKHURST — You’ll hear the sounds of caroling and smell the sweet scent of holiday treats in the air, see Santa on his fire engine, and witness the community tree almost magically lit with bright bulbs strung for delight. Click on images to enlarge. The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in Oakhurst on the first Saturday of December each ...

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25th Annual Christmas Tree Celebration And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Kick off the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 26 at The Pines Village. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kid’s bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade of Lights at about 6 p.m., along with ...

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Switzerland of the West: Historic Winter Fun In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — Local author Sharon Giacomazzi offers tales of a forgotten era in Yosemite’s fascinating history, at a fireside chat presentation, illustrated with beautiful photos. Entitled “Switzerland of the West,” it’s all about historic winter activities in Yosemite, and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, at 2 p.m.. Click on image to enlarge. Yosemite was once ...

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Register Now For Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

BASS LAKE – The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has established itself as one of the “go to” triathlons in California. Excitement is building up as preparations are underway and registrations are being accepted for the 7th annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon, set in picturesque location rivaled by few. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear mountain waters, followed by ...

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Go Nuts For Madera’s 6th Annual Pomegranate Festival

MADERA — The 6th annual Madera Pomegranate Festival will be hosted at a new location — the Madera District Fairgrounds — on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This unique event brings in visitors from all over the world to experience the best of Central Valley’s local pomegranate and nut products, and is organized by the Madera ...

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Audubon Hosts Live Birds Of Prey

Contributed by Len McKenzie —  OAKHURST — Few, if any, birds spark the human imagination more than birds of prey. Foothill area residents will have an opportunity to see some of these charismatic birds at close range, and to learn about their importance as predators atop the food chain, at Yosemite Area Audubon’s monthly program on Thursday, Nov. 10. Master ...

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Spooktacular Bass Lake Paddle Palooza Benefits ACS

BASS LAKE — Looking for a special way to celebrate the weekend, with some water time included? Head over to Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 29 for Spooktacular Paddle Palooza activities starting at 9 a.m. It’s a day that’s designed to bring about Halloween fun for the whole family. Bass Lake Water Sports’ Spooktacular Paddle Palooza is preparing for kayak and stand-up paddle ...

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Coarsegold Tarantula Festival Is All-Family Fun

COARSEGOLD – Do you find yourself yearning for tarantula races, costume parade, and hairy leg contest? Perhaps you’re in the mood for some pizza eating, pumpkin cake and poetry, seasonal decorating, and fun for kids in an educational, if arachnidian, environment. Yearn no more. Webs are being woven now for Coarsegold’s 19th annual Tarantula Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. til 5 p.m. in ...

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