Community Calendar for July 5, 2012 edition

July 5, 2012 

BINGO

Coarsegold Community Center -- Mondays and Third Saturdays; Monday 10 a.m., senior meals 11:30 a.m., games start 12:15 p.m., Saturday bingo 10:30 a.m., games at noon. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Agnes (559) 683-5646.

Senior Center Bingo -- Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge -- 12 p.m. Fourth Saturday; door open at 10 a.m., no alcohol, or minors. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. Details: George (559) 683-2717.

BLOOD DRIVE

Sierra Telephone -- 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12; all donors receive "Buy one get one Free" to Fresno Fair plus area discount coupons. 49150 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Kathy Kramer (559) 642-0109.

CLASSES

Helping Hands presents "Earn While You Learn" Parenting Classes -- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; receive baby bucks while attending classes. Call for schedule and class times. Child care not provided. Pregnancy and Parenting Center, 40356 Oak Park Way, Suite A, Oakhurst. Details: Kenya Deto (559) 642-2229.

CLUBS

Grandmothers Club - 24 -- 10:30 a.m. First Wednesday; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold.

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC) -- 11:30 a.m., call for location of lunch meeting. First Monday; www.MaderaGOP.org. County wide meeting, Madera. Details: Bobbie (559) 683-0719.

Our Lady of the Sierra Women's Guild -- 8 a.m. Second Wednesday; Saint Dominic Savio and Saint Joseph the Worker Guild. Mass, Rosary followed by breakfast and meeting. Our Lady of the Sierra, Indian Spring Road, Oakhurst.

Bass Lake Lions -- 8 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Dru Bratty, President. Ducey's Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org/index.php.

North Fork Women's Club -- 10 a.m. First Wednesday; Scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

North Fork Women's Club - Craft & "Mini" Bake Sale -- 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Second Wednesday; non-profit funds for Women's Scholarships. Post Office parking lot, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

Spring Valley 4-H -- 6:30 p.m. First Monday; general club business and group activities. Minarets High School multipurpose room, O'Neals. Details: Sandra McDougald (559) 822-2289.

Oakhurst Democratic Club -- 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7; Kevin Hall, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition and the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service award winners. Ol' Kettle Restaurant, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Square Dancing and Line Dancing -- 6 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7765 or (559) 868-3319.

ETC.

Farmer's Market - Oakhurst -- 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; Locally grown produce, prepared foods and hand-crafted products. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Sheila or Theresa (559) 683-7117.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake -- 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: farmersmarket@sti.net.

Food Matters -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10; entertainment, dinner and demos on preparation of food served. Lecture by Dr. Ron Brix about healthy foods. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 50690 Road 426, Oakhurst. Donations accepted. Details: (559) 683-7312 or sherryroot98@yahoo.com.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 10; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Oakhurst - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 17; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Sears parking lot, 40322 Junction Drive, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 24; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club -- 9 a.m. Every Saturday, www.oakhurstpetanque.org Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

"Whine & Noses" to benefit EMC-SPCA -- 6 p.m. Friday, July 6; hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, raffle prizes, live music. Proceeds for the No Kill Shelter building fund. Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. $10 donation.

FUNDRAISERS

Comfort Food Night - Senior Center -- 5 p.m. Third Friday; enjoy a wonderful "Comfort Food" dinner while helping to pay PG&E for the Senior Center. 49111 Cinder Lane- behind the community center, Oakhurst. $7. Details: Reservations (559) 683-3811.

Dinner & Concert - Hillside Baptist Church -- 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 6; proceeds to help fund Kid's summer camp. Performing ensemble from Calif. Baptist University of Riverside. Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Rd., North Fork. $10. Details: Sarah (559) 877-7771.

Book Sale by FOBL -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $1, paperbacks 50 cents Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, -- 7 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7; 44907 Lakeside Dr. Fire Station, Cedar Valley. Adults $8, children under 10 $2. Details: (559) 683-0600.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis -- 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7; pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. $6 adults, $3 children 12 and under, 5 and under Free.

Kellen Rescue and EMC SPCA Rummage Sale -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14; tons of items! All proceeds go to EMC-SPCA. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst.

The Magic & Illusions of Robin Pedranti - Benefit for Boys and Girls Club -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 3; performances by BGC member kids, raffle, silent auction, no host bar, dessert buffet. Golden Chain Theater, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $25. Details: bgcoakhurst.com.

GARDENING

Manzanita Garden Club -- 10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4402.

Mountain Laurel Garden Club -- 10 a.m. First Friday; Meet at members homes, mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

MUSIC

Summer Concert - DeWitt & Franklin -- 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7; bring your picnic and blanket, enjoy music and dancing. Some bench seating available. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $5. Details: (559) 642-2975.

Summer Concert - The Baloney Creek Band featuring the Barefoot fiddler -- 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14; bring your picnic and blanket, enjoy music and dancing. Some bench seating available. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $5. Details: (559) 642-2975.

Summer Concert - Trespassers -- 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21; bring your picnic and blanket, enjoy music and dancing. Some bench seating available. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $5. Details: (559)642-2975.

NETWORKING

Oakhurst Women's Connection "Happy Birthday America" -- 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 10; Keynote speaker: Pam Korgan. Special Music with the Seabergs "Sing Along." Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $12 inclusive, reservations necessary. Details: Janet (559) 642-2007.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler -- 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 662-6050.

SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop - 357 -- 7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

Boy Scout Troop - 341 -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11(or 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Ambulance Conference Room, Oakhurst. Details: Tony McLean (559) 683-0974.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon "Women Only" -- 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alanon -- 7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alcoholics Anonymous -- Daily; meetings scheduled daily, morning, noon, and evening. Call for times. Oakhurst Fellowship on Hartwell Road (downstairs) behind Todd's BBQ, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1662.

Overeaters Anonymous -- 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 40707 Hodges Hill Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Betty (559) 683-7016.

Alanon -- Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Valley Caregiver Resource Center - Caregiver Respite Group -- 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; the Respite Group will provide a much needed break for the family caregiver and an opportunity for their loved one to enjoy a relaxing day of activities and socialization with personal care assistance. Includes meal and snack. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Details: (800) 541-8614.

Senior Nutrition Program - Coarsegold -- 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75. Details: (559) 696-3400.

Senior Nutrition Program - North Fork -- 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75., seniors 60 plus. Details: Dru Whitner (559) 877-4280.

Senior Nutrition Program - Oakhurst -- 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Sierra Senior Center, Oakhurst. $1.75., seniors 60 plus. Details: JoAnn Foster (559) 683-3811.

SERVICE CLUBS

Soroptimist International of The Sierras -- Noon First and Third Thursdays; Ol' Kettle Restaurant, Oakhurst. Details: Sue Graham (559) 683-7845.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club -- 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Ol' Kettle Restaurant, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Rich Regert (559) 683-4260.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary -- Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Randy Papike (559) 683-0478.

Sierra Lions Club -- 6 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724 -- 7 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis -- Noon Tuesdays; Ol' Kettle on Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions -- 6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Colette Goga (559) 642-4569 or Facebook.

Mountain Community Women -- 9:30 a.m. First Monday; "MCW serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7867.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club -- Second Friday; 55 years and older. Dinner in restaurants, or members' homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 or Stephanie (559) 658-8981.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Blue Star Moms -- 7 p.m. Last Monday; we support Blue Star members, their sons and daughters, who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave. Classroom 3, Coarsegold. Details: Suzi (559) 676-7894 or Linda (559) 760-0881.

H.O.W. - Help One Women at a time -- 6 p.m. Third Wednesday; new Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Must have reservations (559) 658-5252. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver -- 10 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimer's or dementia. Valley Caregivers. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

Breast feeding - The Learning Annex -- 10 a.m. Fourth Tuesday; learn expectations, patterns and many other topics with certified lactation, educator and counselor facilitator. 40761Hwy. 41 - above the Kid's Corner, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tamara Dent (559) 683-5880.

Better Breathers -- 12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; Use elevator outside main entrance. Anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse). CMC (Urgent Care building) 48677 Victoria Lane, second floor, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Treacherous Trepidations at Phossilwaite's Find!" melodrama -- 7 p.m. Saturday and every other Sunday at 2 p.m. (June 17, July 1, 15 & 29) Saturday, June 16 to July 29; Golden Chain Theatre, Oakhurst. Adults: $12. Details: (559) 683-7112 reservations appreciated.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

American Legion - Post 110 -- 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Auxiliary meets same time. Community Center, Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Commander John Johnson (559) 683-6309.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121 -- 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Bill Volner (559) 658-2684.

Women's Veterans and PTSD support group -- 11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Caring Veterans Group -- 11 a.m. Second Wednesday; Ol' Kettle Restaurant, 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA -- 5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat's Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.

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