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Anglers: Get ready for the Lake McSwain Fall Trout Derby

The Lake McSwain Fall Trout Derby is back – and it’s slated for the first weekend in October. Based on the overwhelming popularity and interest, the Fall Derby will continue to rely on the smart phone app FishDonkey. “We’re expecting another great turnout and hopefully some great weather,” said Brooke Gutierrez, Director of MID Parks and…

Discover the vintage at upcoming Korks & Kegs festival

The very first Korks & Kegs event at the Castle Air Museum was back in 2007, but then it was a “Wine and Cheese tasting.” Breweries were not added for several years. Although we think of it as an annual event, we have had some breaks due to scheduling, weather, harvesting, and of course, the pandemic. We were proud that the museum had…

Golden Chain Theatre keeping history alive in Oakhurst

In 1967, a group of Oakhurst community members decided that Oakhurst needed something to get tourists driving through town on their way to Yosemite – a reason to stop and spend money. With the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the “Golden Chain Theatre” was born. Performances were held at the Oakhurst Community Center, with a theme of 19th…

Outdoor Audiences Embrace Return Of King Shakespeare

After a two year hiatus, the Shakespeare in the Park program has once again brought colorful costumes, poetry, fight scenes, and dramatic acting to the Merced Open Air Theater at Applegate Park. The 22nd Season started last weekend with “Henry IV, Part 1,” and the free shows continue this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,…

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