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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Charlotte Blake Alston

Written by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA — Transport yourself to the far corners of the world to places where home cares and responsibilities vanish in utter absorption as you board your flying carpet to visit another continent and another dimension. Your hostess is Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller, librettist, poet and author. What better way to spend an afternoon or evening ...

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Teachers Dominate In Donkey Basketball

By Lizz Wiles O’NEALS — On Thursday, Feb. 25, Minarets FFA hosted their second annual Donkey Basketball. This unique event consists of several Chawanakee Unified School District teachers riding donkeys while playing the classic game of basketball against students. The event raised funds for Minarets FFA. Five members play on each team with one in the middle to pass the ...

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Bring Your Spoons To The Children’s Story Concert

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Hey Kids! Are you going to the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday, Mar. 12, at Mariposa County High School, in the Auditorium? It starts at 2 p.m., and it’s FREE, for up to four children who come with one adult. Adult tickets are just $4. The Children’s Story Concert is part of the ...

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4th Annual Oakhurst Chamber German Fest

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 4th Annual Chamber German Fest will take place Saturday, Mar. 5, at the Oakhurst Community Center. The event is proudly sponsored by Sullivan’s Tire Pros, Vulcan Materials Company and Sierra Tel. “This special themed event will feature a German style dinner with German beers and wines available at the ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibition

OAKHURST — Yosemite Western Artists not-for-profit collective is putting out the call for artists in advance of hosting its 44th Annual Tri-County Art Show. The Tri-County show is open to artists in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash awards are: Best of Show ($100) and First Place in ...

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Fiction Writing Workshop For Aspiring Authors

OAKHURST – Do you have characters playing out scenes in your head? If so, maybe it’s time to write that book you’ve been thinking about. Published author Jennifer Moss is leading a 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop for aspiring authors. The workshop will cover the basic elements of storytelling, fiction writing, and today’s publishing industry. “In my workshops, I use examples ...

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North Fork Gathers To Honor Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK — For the 37th year, the North Fork community will gather to celebrate its Citizen of the Year — someone chosen as being representative of the spirit of service and giving that defines this mountain village. The dinner and celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the North Fork Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with ...

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Meet Jim May, Humorist, Conjurer, and Storyteller Supreme

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Tiny Mariposa township, a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of city living, has a hilarious surprise for you at their 29th annual Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival, taking place on Mar. 11 to 13. We present Jim May, Emmy Award storyteller, winning author, schoolteacher and humorist, who tells stories of ...

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Jimmy Collier At Clovis Community College

CLOVIS — Civil rights activist, musician and longtime foothills resident Jimmy Collier will take the stage for two sessions at Clovis Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 16, with a reception to follow his second appearance. Collier will present his music and experiences starting at 12:30 p.m. in Academic Center Building One, room 150. Later that day, at 6 p.m., Collier ...

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Minarets’ Marvelous Marching Band

Written by Nick Hunt O’NEALS — The Minarets High School Marching Band is unique from other high school bands because the percussion is student-led, meaning that we students get to choose and make our own cadences (songs). When we make our own songs or choose what to play, the entire percussion group gets to take part in choosing, rather than ...

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