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Family Freedom Fest July 4th

COARSEGOLD – Citizens are invited to the fourth Family Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Historic Coarsegold Village. Organizers have planned a free community event that “celebrates and honors our American Heritage, the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, our Military and the open expression of how we can preserve our freedoms.”

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Mariposan's Tie To Aaron Copland

MARIPOSA – Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) is considered nearly without question to be the greatest American composer of “classical” music who ever lived. The legendary composer of Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, A Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man and so many other iconic pieces of music created a unique American musical “sound” that is universally recognizable ...

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Free Community Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST – The renowned Oakhurst Community Concert Band invites one and all to attend their “Celebrate America” Concert at the Mountain Christian Center on Sunday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. Selections will include great American folk songs, some famous marches guaranteed to rouse the spirit, and a Big Band medley which includes “Moonlight Serenade.” Veterans will be recognized and honored ...

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Glacier Point The Setting For Naturalization Ceremony

YOSEMITE – Sixty-five people will become naturalized United States citizens at Yosemite’s famous overlook on Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m. This special ceremony commemorates Independence Day and being a U.S. Citizen. The ceremony will feature Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher and representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services providing remarks and administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new ...

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An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST — It’s a little bit punny, and it’s for the animals, so stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 28, for “An Evening of Whine and Noses,” from 6 – 8 p.m. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) to support Brian Gearhart, their candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. A donation is ...

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Free Guided Tour Of Nelder Grove

MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association is leading another beautiful and informative tour of one of the many scenic wonders in our own back yard. Explore the Secrets Of Nelder Grove on Saturday, Aug. 10, as 2013 National Forest Service Volunteer of the Year, Brenda Negley shares well known and secret places in Nelder Grove.

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Scenic Byway Free Photographic Tour

MADERA COUNTY – Take advantage of this opportunity to not only spend time on the beautiful Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway, but to learn from the pros about the best way to photograph to amazing vistas, flora and wildlife. Join local photographers Roger Robinette and Gay Abarbanell, with a little help from Joanne Freemire, as they conduct a free photographic ...

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Wreck-It Ralph Screens For Kids Of All Ages

OAKHURST – Prepare yourselves for a fun family night out that benefits the Boys and Girls Club along with the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, and both in a big way. The Met Cinema is hosting a special fundraising event to benefit the two organizations, with a screening of the well-loved Disney animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph” on Thursday, June 27.

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Pair of Fundraisers For Children's Museum

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is hosting a pair of fundraisers this week that they hope will generate the necessary funds to help keep the museum operating. The first takes place in Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) – a free concert outside the clubhouse in front of Blue Heron Lake on Friday, June 21.

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Will Protection Of Frog Close Forest Access?

PRATHER – There will a town hall meeting tonight in Prather to discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to designate some 2 million acres of the Sierra Nevada as critical habitat for the yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad. Opponents of the move cite the possible closure of vast areas in 14 counties and 9 National Forests to such ...

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