We visited with Jenny Toste of KGPE CBS47 in Fresno this morning to talk about this Wednesday’s dinner at the Crab Cakes Restaurant to benefit the museum. We were albe to roust Chef Brain Velasquez for an early morning run down to the valley to prep and share a couple of the dishes that will be on the menu. I’ll tell you – from what I tasted of the rainbow carrots and the bone in pork chops, this will be a wonderful dinner! More info and pics are found here. Hope to see you there!Read More
Come join us this Saturday morning, May 11th, for a nature themed scavenger hunt at the museum lead by local plant & wetland ecologist Wendy Fisher. More info hereRead More
A little over two weeks ago on Wednesday, April 17th that the 2013 edition of the annual Oakhurst Honorary Mayor’s Race was kicked off with a Multi-business Open House at the Silver Creek Shopping Center. It was a fun event and a great new way to get the campaign season off and running.
We’ve got four “competitors” in this race (if you haven’t read the artical in the Sierra Star – here it is) and while it honestly isn’t really about winning the coveted title (cough, cough – yeah right!) – it IS all about raising awareness and funds to support each candidates cause.
Since the kick off we’ve been asked a few key questions:
- We have a mayor????
- How do I vote?
- What are your events?
The answer for the 1st question is really for the folks that don’t live in the area (or recently moved here). No – we really don’t have a mayor. Oakhurst is an unincorporated census designated place (CDP). We have no local government and thus no mayor. But… we do have a race for Honorary Mayor. This is a campaign were various non-profits in town put up a candidate and raise money for their designated organization. The candidate that raises the most money by the end date (this year by July 10th) wins the title!
The second question – it’s simple. You vote with your dollars. Yep – just like the good ol’ American political system just we’re completely up front about it! Refreshing isn’t it! You can send us a check, donate cash, drop off a couple of bars of gold bullion, or used what ever method of payment works for you. Rest assured that what ever form your donation takes, it is valuable and greatly appreciated! If you want a chance of getting something for you donation we have raffle tickets available (currently at the museum and selected future events); grand prize for the raffle is a 32″ HD TV!
And now for the answer to the last question – events. Here’s our current calendar. More events and activities will be added so stay tuned!
- May 4th: Build Your Own Cupcake Bake Sale at the Children’s Museum. This will be a fun event which has been conceived and executed by one of our volunteers – Brittany Villa. She’s a senior at YHS who started volunteering with us since last summer. She upped the ante, and her volunteer hours, this school year taking on helping the museum as her senior project.
- May 22: Benefit Dinner at Crab Cakes Restaurant & Yosemite Catering
- June 1: Bass Lake Classic Triathlon
- June 2: South Shore Car and Boat Show at Miller’s Landing Bass Lake
- June 11: Oakhurst Area Chamber open house at the Children’s Museum
- June 15: Annual Carnival at the Children’s Museum
- June 19: TBA (We’re hatching something special)
- June 21: Friday Nights at the Lake (FNL) at Yosemite Lakes Park
- June 23: Ride the Rails for Kids at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
On-going info and updates regarding our campaign effort will generally be found on our Facebook page.Read More
Save the dates! We’ve two events on tap for the month of March. First off, in celebration of St. Ps day join us this Sunday afternoon for some craft’s O’ the Green and some Leprechaun Science (and you thought they only used magic ;-).
Then on Saturday, March 30th come join us and the Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst for an Easter Egg Hunt and Barbecue! For more info check out the press release for the event below.
It was about a year ago that a group of concerned community members came together to see what could be done to rescue the museum from what looked, at the time, like imminent closure. Membership and admissions rates were falling, expenses were climbing, cash reserves were eroding and there were a handful or serious issues that needed addressing with the landlord. Well we’ve come quite a way since then but we still have a fair way still to go and we can only get there as a community. So with that in mind we felt it was more than timely to sit down and reflect on the past year with the community; talk about the activity, the successes (and there have been many) as well as the challenges and needs moving forward and most particularly, how you can help. So please come join us this coming Monday, February 18th, at 10:00am at the Oakhurst Elementary School Multipurpose Room – all are welcome!
Note – here are couple of articles, one in the Sierra Star and one published just yesterday in Sierra News Online that help give some background or maybe better couched as context for the meeting. Here’s the SNO article http://bit.ly/Xd4HCw and here’s the Sierra Star one: http://www.sierrastar.com/2013/01/17/60906/childrens-museum-needs-help-to.htmlRead More
Tomorrow, Dec 28th is both the last Friday of the month and of the whole year of 2012! To rock out the year in style come join for the last Music & Movement session (not to worry – only of the year) with Tamara starting at 10:30. It’s a blast!Read More