Take the Reading Without Walls Bingo Challenge this Summer with Branches Books!
Jun
12
Aug 1

Take the Reading Without Walls Bingo Challenge this Summer with Branches Books!

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Branches Books summer reading program, Reading Without Walls will run from Monday, June 12th - Tuesday, August 1st. Prizes will include stickers, bookmarks, gift cards and much more! Completed bingo cards will go into a drawing for prizes and gift cards to Branches Books and local businesses. The local school with the most entries will win a $250 gift card for their library! 

So get reading and good luck! 

Where's Waldo Local
Jul
1
Jul 31

Where's Waldo Local

  • Branches Books & Gifts

Where's Waldo? In Oakhurst, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more. From Miller's Landing to Gift Works, from Cool Bean to the Western Sierra Nursery, Waldo figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

Author Event: Roger Thompson, "We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in Lost Places"
Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

Author Event: Roger Thompson, "We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in Lost Places"

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From surfing California’s coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts, and fly-fishing in remote mountains of Montana, you’ll be inspired to follow the author’s footsteps and use the hand-drawn maps from each chapter to plan your own trips.  There you will hear God’s voice – and it may help you find what you’re searching for.
 
“We search mountaintops and valleys, deserts and oceans, hoping sunrises and long views through the canyons will help us discover who we are, or who we still want to be.  The language of our hearts reflects that of creation because in both are fingerprints of God.”
—Roger W. Thompson


Author Event: Spiraling Forward: A Dance through the Cycles of Life by Ashley Gene Pinkerton
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Author Event: Spiraling Forward: A Dance through the Cycles of Life by Ashley Gene Pinkerton

  • Branches Books & Gifts

Please join Branches Books & Gifts in welcoming local poet, Ashley Pinkerton on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Ashley will read from her new book, Spiraling Forward  
A Dance through the Cycles of Life and local musicians Cedar Dobson will be performing with David Dobson as accompaniment.

Light refreshments will be served. Please call (559) 641-2019 for more information.

Wild Child Adventures Bubble Assembly
May
15
3:00 pm15:00

Wild Child Adventures Bubble Assembly

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This program consist of a 50-minute presentation on the fun and science of bubbles.   Explore the unique properties of bubbles, in this entertaining yet educational performance, in which several members of the audience will have the opportunity to be placed inside of a giant bubble.
 

Bubble Play & Balloon Artistry
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Bubble Play & Balloon Artistry

  • Oakhurst Community Park

Oakhurst Community Park Commitee presents its First Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

AGE CATEGORIES
0-3 years • 3-5 years • 5-7 years
7-9 years • 9-12 years

Free Admission, bring your own basket
Prizes for Each Age Group
Photos with the Easter Bunny
Pancake Breakfast & Hot Dog Lunch by Kiwanis Club
Story Time with Branches Books & Gifts & Reptile Ron Animal Presentations
Lunch, Vendors, Raffles, and More!

1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oakhurst Community Park
Apr
15
8:00 am08:00

1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oakhurst Community Park

  • Oakhurst Community Park

AGE CATEGORIES
0-3 years • 3-5 years • 5-7 years
7-9 years • 9-12 years

Free Admission, bring your own basket
Prizes for Each Age Group
Photos with the Easter Bunny
Pancake Breakfast & Hot Dog Lunch by Kiwanis Club
Story Time with Branches Books & Gifts & Reptile Ron Animal Presentations
Lunch, Vendors, Raffles, and More!

‎Author Event: Shirley Spencer, "Our National Parks" Alphabet Book
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

‎Author Event: Shirley Spencer, "Our National Parks" Alphabet Book

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Artist and Naturalist Shirley Spencer creates a celebration of our National Parks and Monuments with bold, vibrant and stylized watercolor paintings in this unique alphabet book. From A (Acadia National Park) to Z (Zion National Park), each letter explores the natural wonders of parks, both famous and lesser known. Younger readers can relate a letter of the alphabet with one of our priceless natural treasures. Older children can identify animals and plants pictured with each park's unique habitat. Adults can connect with the signature landscape features of each park, both familiar and perhaps yet to be visited. Everyone will enjoy this colorful and abstract yet exquisitely detailed tribute to our National Parks and Monuments.

Branches Storytime & Sing-Along
Mar
13
3:30 pm15:30

Branches Storytime & Sing-Along

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Please join us for our weekly Storytime & Sing-Along where we will read storybooks and sing interactive songs, designed to help childen (and adults!) engage in skills; such as character building, cooperation, manners, and followinginstructions. We cannot wait to share this time with you! Please call us at 559-641-2019 with any questions.