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Summer Writing Workshop, Free Introductory Session

OAKHURST — Do you have a book in your head, perhaps partially written, or even a full manuscript? Maybe you’ve written the greatest novel of our time but can’t get an agent or a publisher’s attention? In this Fiction Writing Workshop participants will learn the secrets that all the professional writers know: what must be in every story. This is ...

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Oakhurst Library Workshop: Free iPhone Training

OAKHURST — Now that you’ve taken a leap of faith into the age of technology and purchased an iPhone, you may be wondering how this compact marvel of engineering can actually make your life easier. On Saturday, Dec. 15, a representative from California Phones will be available at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon to offer free ...

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Library Workshop: Landscaping Under Native Oaks

OAKHURST — When she was younger, Linda Hancock and her siblings often played under the native oaks trees that grew on their parents’ property in North Fork. Today, Hancock is a Master Gardener in Madera County who volunteers to teach people about oak trees native to the mountain area and how to landscape under them. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Hancock ...

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Free Library Workshop: Book Marketing For Authors

OAKHURST — If you’re a published author, the next step is marketing your book, says local author and web developer Jennifer Moss. But, you may wonder, how do you begin that process? She’s got the answer for you, and it’s free. On Saturday, Aug. 25, Moss presents the second of a two-part workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library, focusing on ...

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End Your Love/Hate Relationship With Money

OAKHURST — Creating a budget is for many people a “love/hate” relationship, says Edward Azul, branch manager of Golden 1 Credit Union in Oakhurst. “It’s that way even for me. However, through my own personal and professional experiences over the years, I have developed some best practices to help people create and stay on a budget,” he adds. On Saturday, ...

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Discovering And Defining Your Personal Mythos Workshop

OAKHURST — The nonprofit organization One Tribe Global invites individuals in the community to attend a special workshop on discovering and defining your own personal story, with D’Elle Milton at the helm. Using tools like guided imagery, journaling, and meditation, participants will begin to identify beliefs that are the basis of  personal stories, say organizers. Several techniques will be used ...

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Workshop On Understanding Difficult Dementia Behaviors

OAKHURST — Are you someone who takes care of a family member with dementia-related behaviors, or do you know someone who is? If so, please note that Valley Caregiver Resource Center is planning a free workshop for family caregivers. It’s available so people can learn important strategies on how to respond and cope with the common dementia-related behaviors, including aggression, ...

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Library Workshop: Learn Basic Computer Skills  

OAKHURST — Want to tackle some simple technology but not sure just how to jump in? Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Oakhurst Branch Library will be offering a basic computer skills class. It’s scheduled from 9 – 10 a.m. weekly on Wednesdays until Oct. 25, at the library located at at 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. The class will be ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Firescaping Workshop

Written by Bob Labozetta — MARIPOSA — As is being witnessed now, wildland fire is the #1 natural disaster in Mariposa County, note members of Mariposa Master Gardeners. “Common to our Mediterranean climate at this time of year, wildfire is first and foremost among county residents’ concerns,” they say, asking, “How does one live in harmony within our natural wonderland ...

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Library Workshop: Mosquito Awareness 2017

OAKHURST — Trinidad Reyes, an assistant biologist with the Madera County Vector Control District, says part of his job is “promoting public awareness about mosquitoes in an effort to make our communities safer.” On Saturday, Aug. 12, Reyes will present a workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library about the lifestyle and habitats of mosquitoes. His presentation is scheduled from 10:30 ...

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