Community Advisory Council meeting
The Oakhurst Community Advisory Council will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Yosemite Bank meeting room to discuss two projects:
1. West Family Trust to amend the County General Plan for 7.49 acres located on the north side of School Road at its intersection with Elliot Drive in Oakhurst. The proposal is to amend the area now shown as Rural, Residential designation to High Density Residential designation. A rezoning will also be considered to allow an apartment complex.
2. Robert and Darlene Lucio are requesting a division of 6.23 acres into two parcels. The property is located on the west side of Highway 41, approximately 0.10 mile north of its intersection with Bay Leaf Lane in Oakhurst.
The staff report for these items will be viewable on-line seven days prior to the hearing date on the Madera County website: madera-county.com/rma/planning_commission.planning_commission_agenda.html.
Child safety-seat check-up day
Officers with the Oakhurst area California Highway Patrol will provide a child safety-seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during a Family Health and Safety Expo at True Value Home Center located at Westlake Drive and Highway 49.
Additionally, the expo, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature health education exhibits, health screenings and displays by Cal Fire, Madera County Fire Department, sheriff's search and rescue team and Sierra Ambulance.
Sierra Ambulance is sponsoring a Hands Only CPR event to commemorate Oakhurst's 100th birthday by having 100 people perform Hands Only CPR at the same time.
Details: Sheila Smith, Alan Bryant, (559) 683-7117.
Minister/artist to teach classes
Iglahliq Suuqiina, who has a PhD in Theology and is an ordained minister, will present a two-day workshop, "Discovering how to worship and work with Yahweh's names," 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Yosemite New Life facility on Junction Drive.
The workshop is being hosted by the Destiny Training Center. Offerings for the workshop will be accepted.
Suuqiina, a native of Alaska (Inuit) and his wife Qaumaniq, co-direct Indigenous Messengers International, an international ministry, has served as a pastor and counselor for 21 years.
Fine art and music have always been an avocation of Dr. Suuqiina. He is an impressionistic oil painter, ivory carver and jewelry craftsman. He is also a concert pianist, a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, the Tennessee Art League and Made in Alaska Artists Group.
They have served as plenary speakers at the Many Nations One Voice Conferences, the All Nations Conferences, and the 120 Drums Conferences.
On Sunday at 10 a.m. Suuqina will be ministering at Believers Church in Coarsegold on Highway 41 with Pastor Brian Cunnings.
Details: Candy MacAlpine, (559) 760-4101.
B&G Club closed Aug. 1-3
All Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst Staff will be participating in training Wednesday Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 3. The club will be closed all three days.
Free Zumba in park
A free Zumba dance fitness demo will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28 in the Oakhurst Community Park.
Details: (599) 960-5921, ronibates.zumba.com.