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Local Author Pens The Nature Club

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local author Rachel Mazur has released a new series of nature-based books for young people called The Nature Club. Mazur has worked in the Sierra Nevada since 1991 and moved to the Yosemite area in 2014. Each book in The Nature Club series tells the story of one of the kids in the club and how they ...

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Free This Friday At Fresno Flats: Yosemite By Stage!

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum (Sierra Historic Sites Association) invites the community to the Friday Free Lecture Series on  Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. For this first lecture of the year, the topic is based on the book, To Yosemite by Stage, written by Zelda Garey Dubel. Fresno Flats Board Member and local historian Brenda Negley will lead ...

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Reignite Your Imagination With Free Campfire Stories Event

OAKHURST — Here’s a fun gathering for adventurers big and small, including everyone who loves our national parks, and anyone who likes to hear a good yarn: Campfire Stories at Branches Books & Gifts. Campfire Stories is a collection of short stories from America’s National Parks that are perfect for reading aloud together around a fire. Branches welcomes the couple ...

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Superheroes Gather For Wildcat Literacy Night

AHWAHNEE — Over one hundred superheroes converged on Wasuma Elementary School’s gymnasium on Wednesday, Sept. 26,  to celebrate the second annual Family Literacy Night. Parents and students traveled to 10 activity centers to play word games, explore kid-friendly websites, draw background pictures, eat “wonder dogs,” listen to celebrity readers share their favorite childhood books, choose free books, and win raffle ...

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Fireside Chat About Firefighting In The Sierra

MARIPOSA — Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest, will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.  Marcia will discuss the history of firefighting in the Sierra National Forest and fire management as it has evolved over the last 50 years, as well as ...

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Bookstore Open For One Day On Oakhurst College Campus

OAKHURST — Students at the Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) have a one-time chance to buy books and other supplies on the OCCC campus Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OCCC students would normally have to buy their books and supplies online or in person at the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) bookstore. This week the MCCC ...

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Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Yosemite SAR Stories

YOSEMITE — From the literal cliffhanger to the real raging waters, the stories in Big Walls, Swift Waters will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. Most of Yosemite National Park’s nearly five million annual visitors leave the park without a scratch. For a few, however, a vacation in this renowned land of cliffs and waterfalls takes a ...

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Books, Birthdays And Superheroes

OAKHURST — Branches Books & Gifts is celebrating their 4th birthday on Saturday, Jun. 3 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and the public is cordially invited to attend the free, fun, family-friendly event. Branches’ owner Anne Driscoll says people are encouraged to dress up as a favorite super hero and come meet Wonder Woman, Batman and Captain America, while learning tricks of ...

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Book Donations Wanted For Yosemite Branch Library

YOSEMITE — Calling on all book donations: the Yosemite Branch Public Library is accepting donations to its biggest Open House Ever on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Hours to bring donations in are: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Library will also have a booth on the Mall on Earth Day. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Come ...

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Mono Indian Storytelling With Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Gaylen Lee is the author of Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a ...

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