Feb
23
to Dec 14

Live Model Painting every Friday with the Yosemite Western Artists

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Live Model Painting, Fridays

All are welcome to paint/draw/photograph/sculpt from hired models at Gertrude School House in Ahwahnee, CA. We meet every Friday from 9:30 am—12:30 pm. (Barring some holidays and bad weather.) Cost is $7.00 for YWA members, and $10.00 for guests. Please call Doug Boomer 559-642-3648, or email dboomer@sti.net for more information. Please visit (and like) our Facebook page for the latest scoop on all of our events http://www.facebook.com/YosemiteWesternArtists

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Feb
28
to Dec 26

Plein Air with the Yosemite Western Artists - 4th Wednesday of each month

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Outings are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month. Interested parties meet in the CVS parking lot in Oakhurst at 9:00 AM where car-pooling arrangements are made to the eventual destination. Cost is $3.00 for YWA members and $5.00 for non-members. To stay informed of YWA meetings outings, exhibits and special events follow YWA on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/YosemiteWesternArtists. Plein Air Coordinator: Terry Robinson terryrobinson@sti.net.

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Nov
23
to Dec 23

A Christmas Carol the Musical at the Golden Chain Theatre

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A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' most well-known story. With music be the composer of Beauty and the Beast and Ragtime, A Christmas Carol is an ideal choice for your family if you are hoping to create a beautiful holiday tradition.
Rated PG. Directed by James Mierkey.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Sep
15
to Sep 19

Interpreting Yosemite - Artist Retreat & Creative Event

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Enjoy the splendor of Yosemite National Park while you learn the art of “en plein air” from some of the Yosemite Western Artists’ (YWA) best art instructors OR take the traditional and very inspiring ICON Painting classes from master iconographer, Joyce Tanner.

Guests will enjoy a four night, five day stay at ECCO (Episcopal Conference Center of Oakhurst). Meals and transportation to Yosemite National Park are included, as well as art instruction and a Sunday wine and cheese social. A reduced package for day students includes lunch, classes and the bus tours into the park.

For more information and registration go to www.YosemiteWesternArtists.com.

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Oct
29
to Oct 30

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Mandala Workshops at Timberline Gallery October 29 and 30 by Judy DeRosa

Our Circular Life

Give yourself the gift of a restful mind.

In life we are learning about the whole self. We are not compartmentalized like a notebook from school. We can use the Mandala as a tool to go deeper into the preciousness of who we are becoming. Using art becomes wordless expansion of the soul. This is a creative expression and meditation. Your gift is to yourself for the creative mind. You do not have to be an artist to enjoy the benefits of creativity.

The end result of art is secondary to inner peace gained while making a Mandala.

About Rev. Dr. Judy DeRosa

As I learn more about the Circle of Life I see it is continually giving me new opportunities for growth. Reminding me to count the blessings of natural circles I see in the wildness of nature. A bird’s nest or the moon or stones at my feet. We are all connected in this circle of life.

Participants will use recycled images from magazines to collage onto their Mandalas. They can also bring their own magazines or book pages for their collages. Magazines and other images will also be provided. The process is done as a meditation.

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Live Artist Demo at Timberline Gallery

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James Osteen is an assemblage artist utilizing discarded or outdated vintage metal pieces, wood and clay to make my sculptures.

The demo will use Apoxy sculpt, which is a 2 part epoxy sculpting medium that once you combine the 2 parts the clay will set up in @ 12 hours then can be sanded, painted etc.

The Octopus image is a High relief wall mounted sculpture of an octopus taking apart some actual clockwork pieces ( gears etc.)

The piece is @ 10” x 10”

Robobug is a picture of James and a piece he did for a show at Sorensen’s Studios in Fresno.

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

Madam Gadzinka's Travelling Sideshow at the Golden Chain Theatre

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This traveling family has been performing for centuries, this is their first time performing in California and they are coming to GCT! A feast for the senses in music, dance and comedy as this less than living performing group takes over our mountain theatre. Written and directed by Teena Hagerman. Rated PG.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Live Artist Demo at Timberline Gallery

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Darlene Jaeger:

I believe my love of art started when in elementary school. I won the honor of designing the front page of our annual May festival program. I loved creating the artwork, but to be honest, I also loved the fact I was acknowledged for what I had created.

When I create art now my inspiration comes through nature. It has taking many years to be able to capture the wonders of our surroundings through an artist’s eye. To see the vivid colors, how the light glistens through a droplet of water on a rose petal, or the shadows forming on the ground from a thousand-year oak tree.

How grateful I am for finding the passion which gives me so much enjoyment. In return I’m hoping when people look at my work they can see and feel the same as I did when painting it.

See how Darlene works through a pastel from start to finish.

Darlene will demonstrate her process on Friday, October 12 and Friday, October 26.

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Live Artist Demo at Timberline Gallery

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Darlene Jaeger:

I believe my love of art started when in elementary school. I won the honor of designing the front page of our annual May festival program. I loved creating the artwork, but to be honest, I also loved the fact I was acknowledged for what I had created.

When I create art now my inspiration comes through nature. It has taking many years to be able to capture the wonders of our surroundings through an artist’s eye. To see the vivid colors, how the light glistens through a droplet of water on a rose petal, or the shadows forming on the ground from a thousand-year oak tree.

How grateful I am for finding the passion which gives me so much enjoyment. In return I’m hoping when people look at my work they can see and feel the same as I did when painting it.

See how Darlene works through a pastel from start to finish.

Darlene will demonstrate her process on Friday, October 12 and Friday, October 26.

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Live Artist Demo at Timberline Gallery

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Gretchen Lee

Coarsegold artist Gretchen Lee depicts colorful and whimsical images on

her home-grown gourds. Flora and fauna of the beautiful Sierra Nevada

mountains that surround her home are her inspiration.

She feels that each gourd has its own special spirit that guides her as to what it shall become. Gretchen graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in fine art. She taught in the local schools and has received many awards in local art exhibitions.

Join Gretchen at Timberline Gallery on Monday, October 1, 11-3, as she demonstrates how she puts color on her gourds and shows you her creative process.

The demo will be at Timberline Gallery, Highway 41 at Gallery Row

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Sep
21
to Oct 7

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare at the Golden Chain Theatre

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The war is over! Or is it? The soldiers may be returning, but between Benedick and Beatrice, the battle is just beginning. William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a lively showdown between the sexes with missed connections and romantic hijinks. Despite obstacles of all sorts and the meddling of some quirky characters, truth and honesty wins the day with love conquering all.
RUNNING TIME: APPROX 2 HRS, 15 MIN. RATED G. Directed by Michael Van Buren and Cynthia McFann.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

Rockville with Vince Warner at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from Rockville on Saturday, July 28th. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please.

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Aug
10
to Sep 2

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" at the Golden Chain Theatre

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Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA! RATED G. Directed by Jennifer Janine.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Rockville with Vince Warner at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from Rockville on Saturday, July 28th. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please.

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Jul
27
to Jul 29

Sing A Long Sound of Music at the Golden Chain Theatre

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Here is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Costumes are not compulsory but they are highly recommended and you will be amazed at the inventiveness on display. The host will then show you how to use your free interactive prop bag throughout the film and you will have a fun filled evening you're not soon to forget! Rated G.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Jul
20
to Jul 22

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. - Teen Summer Workshop at the Golden Chain Theatre

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Performed by our Teen Summer Workshop Students. It’s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life.  Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Millie’s wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name – or so he tells her.  What’s a small town girl to do? Rated G. Directed by Michael VanBuren.

Showtimes Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Disney's The AristoCats Kids - Youth Summer Workshop at the Golden Chain Theatre

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Performed by our Summer Workshop kids ages 7-14. Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day. Rated G Directed by Miranda Simonich.

Showtimes:  Saturday, July 14th at 7 pm and Sunday, July 15th at 2 pm

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Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Patrick Contreras "Violin on Fire" at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from Patrick Contreras on Saturday, July 14th. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please.

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Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

HR7 Band at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from HR7 on Saturday, June 30th. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please.

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Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Bootstrap Circus Band at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, June 9th. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please

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Jun
8
to Jun 24

Egad The Woman in White! A Hilarious Melodrama by Tim Kelly at the Golden Chain Theatre

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This laugh-oriented, old-fashioned melodrama is wild, fast, and funny. It features a disreputable (and hilarious) villain who dispatches his adversaries with nefarious ease, seals his wife in a madhouse to steal her vast fortune, and battles a wicked countess in one of the most uproarious fight scenes ever staged. Abandoned wives, insolent servants, lawyers, hypochondriacs, and manly drawing masters parade across the stage in gales of comedy. Rated G. Directed by Cynthia McFann.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm

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Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

Amazing Violinist, Patrick Contreras at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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Live Music by the River at Queen's Wine Bar & Beer Garden will feature live music from Patrick Contreras on Saturday, June 2nd. The bar opens at 4pm and music will begin at 6:30pm. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is available to purchase at this event. No outside food or beverages permitted. 21+ only please

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May
4
to May 20

The Great Gatsby at the Golden Chain Theatre

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Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. 
GCT is proud to join creative efforts with THE ELEGANT AUCTION OF OAKHURST in preparing for this event. Rated G. Directed by Miranda Simonich and Lyric Gianni.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Sierra Meadows Concert Series presents Tony Furtado

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Food & Drink at 6:00 pm, Concert at 7:30pm

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”  

Tony will be performing with special guest Luke Price on the violin.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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Apr
15
to Apr 21

Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous

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Welcome to the 11th Annual Wood Carver's Renezvous!

An entire week dedicated to woodwork, fellowship, shared specialties and learning!  Demonstrations, classes and seminars are available and beginners are encouraged!  

The Woodcarvers Rendezvous is open to the public all week, so drop in and see what they are working on.  They even have a FREE craft fair on Saturday!!!

For more information contact Larry Smith at 559-906-4198 or email at woodtat@icloud.com.  

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sierra Meadows Concert Series - AC Myles

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Food & Drink at 6:00pm, Concert at 7:30pm

Hot off an official appearance at 2017's Winter NAMM Convention, AC Myles new album 'With These Blues' reaches back to the root of his musical development. Myles is stylistically along the lines of a modern day Johnny Winter, Steve Marriot, Rory Gallagher & Elvin Bishop and his albums 'Rush to Red' (2015) & 'Reconsider Me' (2014) outline his musical development and his maturing into one of the more valid guitarists and vocalists in the blues/rock arena. AC Myles new album, 'With These Blues' (2017) is a collection of originals and choice covers in traditional electric blues styling. Myles very confidently delivers, with an amazing vocal range and tone as well as staggering unyielding guitar work, no doubt is left that he is the mature and genuine article.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $9 at the door.

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Mar
2
to Mar 25

Annie the Musical at the Golden Chain Theatre

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With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930's New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. Rated G. Directed by James Mierkey.

Showtimes:  Friday & Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm

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Feb
27
to Oct 30

Open Mic Night every Tuesday at Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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All performers, and their fans, are welcome to join us every Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm for Open Mic in the Beer Garden. Our bar features a large selection of quality wine and beer from around the world. Food is not available to purchase at this event, but outside food is permitted if you'd like to bring a snack or dinner with you. If weather doesn't allow us to be outside in the beer garden, we will move indoors. This is a rain or shine event all year long. Don't forget to invite your friends! 21+ only please.

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