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11th Annual MS Run, Walk, Bike-a-Thon Coming in May

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship Project is planning their 11th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Run, Walk, Bike–a-Thon, being held on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This event is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate. This year, they will again be including runners and walkers. The course starts at Indian Gulch Road and Hwy 140 in Catheys ...

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Recipes of the Week: A Fiesta Fusion of Worldwide Flavors

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Recipes courtesy of Stephanie Banyas. If you’re seeking inspiration to take mealtime from bland and boring to new and vibrant, look no further than these at-home fiesta recipes. With options ranging from tongue-tingling spice to smooth, creamy and simply delicious, you can call on global flavors to bring life to your kitchen. The lively tastes of the Spicy Shrimp Remoulade ...

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MCTCC and SWAT Work to Clean Up Tobacco Waste This Earth Day

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MADERA COUNTY — To celebrate Earth Day, the Madera County Tobacco Control Coalition (The Coalition) and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) are hosting a neighborhood cleanup effort on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The focus of the effort will be to identify and remove tobacco waste products at two locations, Sherwood Square Apartments, located at 821 ...

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The Cliffs Hotel + Spa Debuts Upgraded, Adults-Only Floor

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PISMO BEACH — Looking for a get away? Experience an oasis of calm as Pismo Beach’s popular The Cliffs Hotel + Spa debuts the all-new Serena Floor, an adults-only experience with upgraded amenities, stunning ocean views and an endless list of ways to pamper yourself during your stay. The Serena Floor will open to the public in May. Taking inspiration ...

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Earth Day Events From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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                The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from our network. If you would like to post an event to the Sierra Nevada Alliance,  please e-mail info@sierranevadaalliance.org. Lunch Chat: Advocacy ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Hosts Community Mixer

Oakhurst Area Chamber Office

OAKHURST—Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to an open house/mixer at its office on Thursday, April 21. The festivities take place from 5 pm to 7 pm and will feature cuisine from Glow Cafe; beer, wine and soft drinks “on the house” and—best of all—networking with friends and business associates new and seasoned. Lynn Fullmer provides the music ...

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The Week’s Events Through April 24

OAKHURST—Easter is over, Passover is past and spring is working hard to emerge.  We still can’t put away the winter clothing since winter keeps reappearing once a week or so. Let’s enjoy whatever weather we get while partaking of the marvelous events occurring during this week–and beyond. If you’re wondering about the status of visits to Yosemite National Park, check with ...

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Traffic Advisory: Full Highway Closure for Festival Parade

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 140 from the Route 49 North junction to Fifth Street for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival Parade from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Traffic will be directed to use Bullion Street as a detour. For more information on joining the parade, either as a ...

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Hiking up to Chilnuala Falls

Waterfall season is upon us and Chilnualna Falls is a beautiful hike to check out its 5 tiers of waterfalls. A good workout if you decide to go to the top of the falls, but the lower part of the falls is a dandy if you don’t want to go as far. . . or climb over, around or under ...

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Mariposa Arts Council to Host Virtual Poetry Reading

MARIPOSA – On April 28, 2022, at 6 p.m., the Mariposa Arts Council will host a virtual poetry reading with nationally-renowned contemporary poets and authors, Karyna McGlynn and Michael Mlekoday. The reading will be facilitated by resident poet Megan Levad, and will feature a special performance from Mariposa County’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud Champion, Maegan Matchett. Following the readings, audience ...

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