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YNP Hosts 35th Annual Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit

YOSEMITE — The 35th Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite Museum Gallery from Saturday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, May 3. The exhibit features artworks inspired by Yosemite and California’s Sierra Nevada, and includes photography, painting, sculptures, textiles and more. This year, 70 works were selected from 811 entries. The Yosemite Museum Gallery is located within ...

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AAUW Program to Spotlight Rural Health Care Access, Overall Health Determinants

MARIPOSA — AAUW Mariposa (American Association of University Women) is hosting a symposium later this month focusing on access to rural health care, including some of the issues that impact local residents’ overall health. The “Rural Access to Health Care Part 2 – Social Determinants of Health” program is scheduled to take place Feb. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

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Golden Chain Presents Three-Night Special Event Dinner Show

OAKHURST — Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14 –16, one weekend only performance of the interactive, comedy dinner-show Contempt of Court by David Landau. This play is a “typical night at Judge Judy’s Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jury in some of the most outlandishly funny lawsuits ever to ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns to Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater and the Redwoods presents an evening of Italian bluegrass with the incomparable Beppe Gambetta. The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Coolwater Ranch. Starting from the early studies of his American mentor Doc Watson, Beppe brought his flatpicking approach to a more modern development of plectrum guitar style, based on complex strumming, cross picking ...

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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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