Community News, Aug. 9 edition | Sierra Tel hot spots, North Fork fashion show

Sierra Tel begins hot spot network

Sierra Tel has installed the first of at least a half-dozen wi-fi hot spots in the Mountain Area. The first hot spot is up at the Mariposa County Visitor Center, 5158 Highway 140 in Mariposa. The signal covers the parking lot, the Visitor Center and MoonBow Espresso.

Another hot spot will be going up in the Mariposa Art Park at the south end of town. Sierra Tel says future locations are in progress for Midpines, Catheys Valley, Oakhurst, Bass Lake, Coarsegold and more. Once the network is in place, users will be able to roam between them.

The first five minutes of the service are free. Subscriber rates are $4.95 daily, $19.95 weekly and $49.95 monthly.

Details: www.sierratel.com.

Fashion show Aug. 18 in North Fork

The Frugal Friends’ Fashion Show is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Bandit Town, 55420 Old Town Road in North Fork.

The event sponsored by the Friends of the North Fork Branch Library features locals modeling thrift store fashions of their own creation.

Tickets are $12 presale until Aug. 14, then $15 and on sale at the library, harware store and vistiors center in North Fork and at Branches Books & Gifts in Oakhurst. The cost includes lunch and the event will have a “lightly used accessories” sale and a raffle.

Organizers are seeking donations of lightly used jewelry to include in the sale.

Details: Jean Russell, 559-877-2131.

Wildfire manager speaks Aug. 21

The monthly Mountain Area Conservative Forum Speaker series features the logistics section chief for the Ferguson Fire, Ross Peckinpah.

The event is Tuesday Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41.

Peckinpah will cover everything about incident command centers, such as the one now at Ahwahnee, from setup through teardown. He’ll also talk about the fire situation in general.

Details: macf@sti.net, 559-642-4921.

Make a date! Find or list things to do in the online calendar, www.fresnobee.com/calendars