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Mariposa ​Symphony Orchestra Challenges Young Composers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents aged 8 to 18 — compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra. Three winning contestants will also each receive $50, a score containing all winning entries orchestrated by MSO Founding Music ...

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Good Medicine Concert Benefits Library

NORTH FORK – It’s just about time for a dose of Good Medicine, as the much-loved local band plays a special concert to benefit the North Fork Library. The event on Saturday, Apr. 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. includes foot-stomping music and hors d’oeuvres, say organizers. Good Medicine has been entertaining audiences from the foothills to the coast for more ...

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Shakespeare In Yosemite: Free, Fun And Interactive

YOSEMITE — Filled with Shakespearean scenes about forests, animals and the environment and featuring live music and the writings of John Muir, “Shakespeare in Yosemite” is an original hour-long play written especially for Earth Day (Saturday, Apr. 22) and William Shakespeare’s birthday (Sunday, Apr. 23). Click on poster to enlarge. The show will be performed on these days at 2 ...

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Celebrate Earth Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK — The community of North Fork will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Fork Elementary School. “Come to the exact center of California to learn how to keep our planet healthy,” say organizers. “This will be a time to socialize, network and learn from various exhibitors.” Eco products, recycling techniques, rummage sale ...

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Coolwater Ranch Concert Features Michael Chapdelaine

AHWAHNEE — Master guitarist Michael Chapdelaine is returning to Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Apr. 15. Michael is a brilliant composer and musician, and is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the ...

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Mariposa Mineral And Gem Show

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 – 9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of ...

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Living History: American Civil War Weekend

MARIPOSA – The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, invites the community to attend an authentic period weekend of living history this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 and 9, just north of Mariposa. Prior to the weekend public event, on Friday, Apr. 7, the Las Mariposas Civil War Group hosts a free educational ...

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Aerial Robotics Drone Competition: Search And Rescue

OAKHURST — In less than the time it takes to graduate from high school, some local students have gone from making robots out of Legos to building drones and mounting an aerial competition with a real-world, search and rescue theme. Functional Applications of Aerial Robotics: Search And Rescue is a student run-competition, according to robotics teacher Ryan Collings. The school-focused event takes place on ...

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Elegant Auction For Community Park Features Fab Four

FISH CAMP — The 32nd annual Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park is slated for Saturday, April 8, at Tenaya Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m., along with silent auction bidding. Guests will be treated to complimentary champagne to sip while placing their bids, in addition to a gourmet buffet, fine desserts, and live music, along with a professional ...

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Bass Lake Stand-Up Features Four Funny Guys

BASS LAKE — Stand-up comedy returns to the Bass Lake Event Center with a clutch of comedians who have performed on late night television, written for Comedy Central, won awards and made audiences laugh their asterisks off before making their way to the foothills. Taking the stage at the Bass Lake Event Center are Andy Haynes, Zack Chapaloni, and Jason Saenz, with host ...

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