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What’s Happening In June At Oakhurst Branch Library?

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Branch Library has scheduled a full calendar of free events for the month of June, including special programs for writers, musicians, preschoolers, parents, book lovers, historians, adventurers, children, teens and seniors. Programs are held at the Library in the Sue Rhu Children’s Room, in the Library Community Room, and at the Oakhurst Community Center. Every Monday 3Pm ...

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Joyful Classical At Free Sierra Foothill Concert

OAKHURST — Are you a classical music lover looking for a mindfully delicious way to get away from the weekend heat? Here’s the ticket, and it’s free. On Sunday, June 10, a concert featuring local musicians will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Sponsored jointly by the Sierra Foothill Composers’ Co-operative and Vision Academy of ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Katie Joaquin

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Katie Joaquin on Wednesday, June 20 at the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Not Your Average Conference

FISH CAMP — The 1st Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will bring together peacemakers from around the country to educate, motivate and activate attendees. The Symposium will take place Oct. 26 – 27 at Tenaya Lodge, just outside the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Symposium includes motivating general sessions, featuring a screening of the documentary on the forced incarceration ...

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Madera County Voters Don’t Have To Use Mail-In Ballot

MADERA – The Madera County Elections Department is reminding voters: You do not have to vote the ballot that was mailed to you. You can choose to vote in person at any Vote Center in Madera County. If you do use the Vote by Mail ballot that was sent to you, there are three options: drop your ballot off at ...

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Times Have Changed Since “Cougar Killer” Film Premiered

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the June edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, June 1, historian Tom Phillips presents a film about his great-uncle Jay C. Bruce who was, for three decades in the early 20th century, the appointed California state mountain lion hunter. Phillips is the co-author of Yosemite’s Forgotten Pioneers: ...

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Madera County Celebrates 125 Years With Teen Art Contest

MADERA – Submissions are now being accepted for a Teen Art Contest, celebrating the county’s 125th anniversary and asking, “What do you love about Madera County?” Teens age 12 to 18 are encouraged to submit their artwork, and have it displayed in the Madera County Government Center lobby and on Madera County’s Facebook page. Artwork must incorporate Madera County’s 125th ...

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Slow Down For Butterfly Migration In El Portal

YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline in El Portal has become thick with thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies, say officials in Yosemite National Park. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. This particular corridor where butterflies converge can become a killing ...

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Guided Tours Of Nelder Grove Area After The Railroad Fire

OAKHURST – Reserve your spot now for a tour of the Railroad Fire area, and experience the unique and beautiful wildflowers that blanket the landscape after a wildfire. Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines will lead a hike to see the mountain lady’s slipper orchids bloom near Nelder Grove on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ...

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