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Actors Needed To Play Evacuees At Red Cross Boot Camp

OAKHURST – The Red Cross needs volunteer players for acting roles during their Shelter Boot Camp Exercise on Saturday, Apr. 21. They are in search of thirty-five volunteers of all ages – singles, couples, families, young and old, with/without disabilities, etc. Volunteers will play the part of people who are having to evacuate to a shelter due to a wildland fire. You will ...

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John C. Fremont Offers Nursing Assistant Training Program

MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a Nursing Assistant Training Program, with a start date set for June 11. This is an eight week paid on-the-job training program in which trainees are hired as temporary employees. Trainees will earn the current minimum wage during the training program, and upon satisfactory completion of the educational requirements and successfully ...

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Smell The Roses During Earth Day Weekend In Coulterville

Submitted by Lynn Breshears – COULTERVILLE – Celebrate Earth Day weekend by taking a few moments to smell the roses while enjoying a leisurely step back in history. Please join the Coulterville Rose Rustlers on Saturday, Apr. 21, for their annual Heritage Rose Tour through the historic old Gold Rush town of Coulterville. Participants will meet in the courtyard of ...

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History Comes Alive At Las Mariposas Civil War Days

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 on Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 21 and 22. The event takes place at Long Ranch on some 60 acres of the actual site of John C. Fremont’s  44,000+ acre Las Mariposas federal land ...

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Taste Of Mariposa At County Fairgrounds

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Butterfly Festival takes place at the Art Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 – 6, in historic downtown Mariposa. Every year on the first weekend of May, vendors, musicians and celebrants from all over the world gather for a family event that seeks to educate and celebrate the butterfly, along with Mariposa County. About 5,000 ...

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Sheriff And FBI Investigating Email Threat To Mariposa School

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office learned this morning that the Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent’s Office (MCUSD) received an email from an unknown person who threatened to bring a gun and bombs to school to harm students and staff. The email received by MCUSD was generic and did not include specific school site details, says the Sheriff’s ...

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Free Path To Wellness Health Resource Fair

MARIPOSA — It’s no secret that access to health and wellness services can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. Knowing this, the Mariposa County Health and Wellness Coalition is working on providing a one-stop shopping event, “Path to Wellness” resource fair, on Saturday, Apr. 14. The event will highlight the diverse wellness related services and activities available in the ...

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Renowned Trombonist Guests With Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – Internationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will guest perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on Apr. 14 and 15. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from classical to pop and jazz. He’s performed or recorded with greats ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, ...

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Volunteer Now To Be A Fire Lookout On Miami Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Mountain is a lookout tower located northwest of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is situated in a prime location and ...

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Mariposa Gem And Mineral Show Weekend

MARIPOSA – Prepare to be dazzled at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 7 – 8 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 gold. In addition to the ...

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