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Oakhurst Fall Festival Is Back at Oakhurst Community Park–Bigger and Better than Ever

OAKHURST – Entering its 28th season, the Oakhurst Fall Festival, a “small-town fair,” offers fun, food, a Ferris wheel and much, much more. Taking place the second weekend of October–this year October 8, 9 and 10–the Oakhurst Fall Festival is the largest event in Eastern Madera County and brings together a variety of carnival rides, food booths, specialty vendors, a ...

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The Week’s Events – Tues., Sept. 14 to Sun., Sept 19

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Coarsegold Stampede Barrel Racing 7:30 pm Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614 – Phone 559/281-5619 View Website Evening Relaxation Yoga with Lisa 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 – Phone 559/642-4448 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until December 14, 2021 View Website Morning Yoga with ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Pablo Picasso

Image of a young Pablo Picasso.

By Sal Maccarone There is no doubt that we are all significant as human beings. But, to be considered as significant in the world of art: That is a big deal! An artist’s contribution can only be assessed, and fully realized in retrospect. Once an artist is given credit for having changed the world in some way, then they are ...

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Celebrating Oakhurst’s Past at Mountain Heritage Day

OAKHURST – Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park offers yet another event to close out the summer season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Heritage Day takes place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 8 am to 8 pm. Paul Adelizi, president of Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, promises a day filled with fun, games, prizes and demonstrations. Mountain Heritage ...

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The Week’s Events – Tues., Sept. 7 through Sun., Sept. 12

We’ve survived Labor Day. Now we can look forward to taking a deep breath and relaxing at some of the great venues offering activities this week. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Morning Yoga with Sarah at the Oakhurst Community Center 8:30 am to 9:30 am 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst – Phone (559) 642-4448 Eastern-madera-recreation-parks.square.site/s/shop Evening Relaxation Yoga with Lisa at the Oakhurst ...

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Escaping the Heat & Smoke to Marina Dunes Beach

Escaping the heat and smoke, I took a Day Vacay at Marina Dunes Beach.  I headed west, over Highway 152, 101, and toward Monterey. It took me about 3 hours to drive over to the Marina Dunes Preserve, just a little east of Monterey. Parking on the road, I grabbed my stuff and headed to the beach. There are many ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

Image of a Rhode Island mansion known as The Breakers.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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History Mystery #102: Going to the Movies in North Fork

Image of the North Fork Movie Theater.

Submitted by Don Grove The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com. We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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WEEK’S EVENTS – Wed., Sept 1 to Mon., Sept 6

OAKHURST – This is it, folks! The end of summer, as marked by the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. There’s lots to do. Check out the list below. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Yosemite Sierra Artists 50th Anniversary Art Show Yosemite Gateway Art Center 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Occurs: Every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until September 19, ...

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Fresno Art Museum is Now Open

Image of Pre-Columbian figurines.

An Important Message from FAM! We are open to Museum members and the general public! New Museum Hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All galleries will not be open, but there are plenty of wonderful new exhibitions for you to see! The partial reopening gives you a great reason to come back and visit again when ...

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