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Children's Museum Events For Everyone

OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) has some terrific plans lined up for the summer, as part of the race for honorary mayor.

The community is invited to start at a free Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Museum on Tuesday, June 11, at 5 p.m. and follow up with a Carnival and Open House on Saturday, June 15, from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CMOS is designed for kids but also fun for adults to explore during the mixer, as those who have attended in the past will attest. Museum Director and honorary mayoral candidate Steve Montalto plans to unveil new exhibits recently acquired from the Challenger Learning Center. He will also highlight some changes coming to the Museum.

Those in attendance last year for the CMOS Chamber mixer may recall that the dress code was flexible.

“We will be talking about the Communications exhibit revision that we are working on with Sierra Tel,” says Montalto. “It will be a complete revamp of that area.”

CMOS Childrens Museum of the Sierra Carnival - Max Tuggle - 2012 - Photo by Steve MontaltoJust days after the chamber mixer, on Saturday June 15, the Children’s Museum invites the community to a Carnival and Open House as the innovative discovery center celebrates its 16th year of operation.

The Carnival takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free to attend while carnival games, activities and food require ticket purchase. Kids can look forward to carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, refreshments, special guests and lots of fun.

CMOS Childrens Museum of the Sierra Carnival - Bean Bag Toss - 2012 - Photo by Steve MontaltoVolunteer positions are still available for anyone who would like to help out with the event that day.

The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is a nonprofit Exploratorium and hands-on discover center.

Montalto is running for honorary mayor of Oakhurst in order to raise funds for the cherished but financially strapped attraction. CMOS draws visitors from down the block to across the country and overseas, and is part of the local Consortium of museums in the mountain area.

CMOS Childrens Museum of the Sierra Carnival - Sno Cones - 2012 - Photo by Steve MontaltoThe first weekend of June marked two outstanding events for the CMOS mayoral campaign, including a share of profits from the Bass Lake Triathlon on June 1, followed by the South Shore Boat and Car Show at Miller’s Landing on June 2.

Both events raise much-needed money for the Steve 4 Mayor campaign on behalf of the Children’s Museum of the Sierra.

CMOS Childrens Museum of the Sierra Millers Landing Classic Car and Boat show- 2013 - Photo by Steve MontaltoSave the date for these future fundraising events: “Something Special” on June 19th. Insiders say an important announcement will be made regarding what “something special” entails at the Chamber Mixer on June 11.

On June 21, plan for “Friday Night at the Lake” at Yosemite Lakes Park. June 23 is “Ride the Rails for Kids” at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and June 27 is Movie Night at Met Cinemas.

Finally, on July 10, the winner of the Mayor’s race will be announced.

The museum is located at 49269 Golden Oak Drive, Suite 104, across from Western Sierra Nursery.

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