Across the Bridge: 10/21/2019

Welcome to Across the Bridge with stories, events and entertainment especially for residents of and visitors to the foothills of the central sierra including Yosemite National Park. I’m Kellie Flanagan reporting for KRYZ Radio.

Welcome to Across the Bridge with stories, events and entertainment especially for residents of and visitors to the foothills of the central sierra including Yosemite National Park. I’m Kellie Flanagan reporting for KRYZ Radio.

In Mariposa on Wednesdays through Oct. 30 there’s still time to catch the certified Farmers Market from 5 – 6:30 p.m. on 6th Street. Wednesday, October 23 is Customer Appreciation Day when vendors have special treats for patrons in appreciation of your continued support of the Farmers Market. If you still have senior coupons you need to bring them in no later than the last day of Market on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

In Oakhurst at the Golden Chain Theatre, don’t miss the last weekend for pirates, as Peter Pan the Musical takes the stage on Friday and Saturday evenings and for onr last Sunday afternoon matinee through Oct. 27. Adapted for stage and directed by Jennifer Janine, with new original material by James Mierkey, this is sure to be a memorable immersive experience for patrons young and old – and it’s rated PG.

In Coarsegold on Saturday, Oct. 26 crawl on over to the 22nd annual Tarantula Festival with free admission at Coarsegold Historical Village. The annual awareness festival honors our locally migrating arachnids with special crafts like pumpkin decorating, loads of prizes for competitions including best pumpkin dessert, hairy leg contest, scream-off, tarantula races, costume contests, food, vendors and more. Dogs on leash are allowed and there’s a special costume contest for your canine companions – the event starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

In Fish Camp on Saturday, Oct 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 go Halloween Train Trick or Treating at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad – with family activities like face painting and pumpkin decorating, along with tasty barbecued hot dogs and bratwurst and hot apple cider for an additional charge – and you can wear your Halloween costume because it’s simply spooktacular. Train rides both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. but the event begins at 9:30 a.m. with fun for the kids – at historic Sugar Pine Railroad.

At Bass Lake on Saturday Oct 26 stop by the 4th annual Halloween Carnival & Fall Festival starting at 12:30 p.m. at The Pines Village by The Pines Resort with fun for the entire family including a variety of activities, games and crafts. Both free and paid. During this year’s Halloween Carnival Kids can enjoy a Photo Booth with Pumpkins, Trick or Treat in the Village, inflatable bounce house and slides, carnival games, and a children’s Costume Contest. A DJ will provide entertainment and adults may enjoy beer tasting and a craft fair in the Pines Village. You’ll find carnival food, sandwiches and more inside the Pines Market. This is not a pet-friendly event. Please RSVP to The Pines Resort with the number of adults and children you expect to participate.

In Mariposa on Saturday Oct 26, the annual AAUW yard sale opens for business from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 27 until they box up leftovers at 2 p.m. AAUW Mariposa is the local branch of the American Association of University Women, a national organization dedicated to lifelong learning and advancing equity for women and girls. The sale takes place on the corner of 6th and Jones Streets right across from Mariposa Elementary School and is known for quality as well as quantity. Mariposa AAUW supports local projects such as Tech Trek, a weeklong science camp for girls, Dinner with a Scientist, an evening for girls to interact with professionals in STEM careers and the Backpack Project to distribute needed school supplies.

In Oakhurst through Nov 17 stop by Gallery 5 on Gallery row for the Yosemite Renaissance 34 Exhibit, showcasing artists from across the country, inspired by Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada. Yosemite Renaissance is a nonprofit organization for the arts of Yosemite National Park, and its programs are intended to enourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite, bringing together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations but continue to play an important role in efforts to preserve and protect the heritage of state and national parks. That’s at Gallery 5 in Oakhurst on Highway 41.

That’s all for this week’s edition of Across the Bridge — produced by Ron Iudice and brought to you by Yosemite Home Companion. I’m Kellie Flanagan reporting for KRYZ and we’ll see you across the bridge.