Coarsegold Community Center -- Mondays and Third Saturdays; Monday 10 a.m., senior meals 11:30 a.m., games start 12:15 p.m., Saturday 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.
EMC SPCA -- 5:30 Friday, August 10; cash prizes, hot dogs, and dessert. No host bar. 18 years and up only. All proceeds benefit no kill shelter. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $20 donation for first game packet. Details: emcspca.org or (559) 642-6611.
Von's - Oakhurst Community -- 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, August 6; donors receive voucher for Free pint of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream plus discounts for dining, recreation, entertainment and services. Von's, 40044 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Terry Anderson (559) 642-4444.
High Sierra Corvettes -- 6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Wednesday; Round Table Pizza, Von's Center, Oakhurst. Details: Gary (559) 381-2947 or Tom (559) 676-1339.
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: email@example.com (559) 642-2229.
Creative Writing class (memoirs) -- 9:30 a.m. Fridays; Merced College presents no credit, no fee, memoir writing life story class. Fall classes begin. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joyce Stuhr (559) 683-5494.
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 -- 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Dru Bratty, President. Ducey's Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sierra Mountain Quilters Association -- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 2; guest speaker Cynthia Barns "Color, Color, Color." Business meeting followed by show and tell. sierramountainquilters.org Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Patty (559) 683-4452.
Oakhurst Democratic Club -- 9 a.m. Saturday, August 4; Speaker: Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk Recorder. Ol' Kettle Restaurant, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.
Gold Dust Dancers - Square Dancing and Line Dancing -- 6 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Line dancing first hour followed by square dancing. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7765 or (559) 868-3319.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Low Cost Vaccine Clinic -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, August 4; Dr.Taylor and hosted by EMC SPCA. Best Friends Pet Grooming, 32954 Road 222, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4678.
Fresno Flats presents "Dr. Madison Seamons', DVM MS" -- 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 10; dinner is offered followed by Dr. Seamons, cowboy poet and artist and equine veterinarian. Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, Oakhurst. $10. Details: Phyllis Campbell (559) 642-3518.
Raymond Community Church -- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 7; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.
FUN & GAMES
Oakhurst Petanque Club -- 9 a.m. Saturdays; www.oakhurstpetanque.org Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.
Duplicate Bridge -- 10 a.m. Every Monday and Thursday; Whittenburg Hall, Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.
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.
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.
Bass Lake Lions Club "39th" Annual Pancake breakfast -- 8 - 11 a.m. Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5; pancakes, sausage, eggs and cantaloupe, coffee or milk. Help support Lion's Local Projects. Pines Village, Bass Lake. $7 adults, 8 and under $4. Details: Diane (559) 683-4608.
Book Sale by FOBL -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Used books in excellent condition. Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.
EMC SPCA - Bake Sale -- 8 a.m. Saturday, August 4; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Some gluten free too. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst.
Collectible Book Sale by FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18; Classics, non-fiction - travel, self-help, art, garden, superb cookbooks, music, children's. Proceeds benefit FOBL building fund, dealers after 12 noon please. Civic Circle behind Library - old fire station, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-5639 www.oakhurstfobl.com.
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.
Madera County Master Gardeners "Making Soap, Naturally" -- 9 a.m. Saturday, August 18; presented by Master Gardener Monique Taylor. groups.ucanr.org/maderamg. Pre-paid reservations required. Three Sisters Demonstration Garden at Madera Community College Center, 30277 Ave. 12, Madera. $10 fee includes sample soap. Details: email@example.com (559) 675-7879 ext. 210.
Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC) Dinner -- 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 6; guest speaker Carey James, retired Chief Patrol Agent - U.S. Border patrol for the Northwestern United States. www.MaderaGOP.org. Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western,40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $18. Details: (559) 683-0719 must RSVP 4 days prior.
Public Hearing - Bass Lake Joint Elementary School District -- 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 8; Multi purpose room for approval of the instructional services and resources policy - Measure BP6320. Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-1556.
Oakhurst Women's Connection "Good Ole Summertime" -- 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, August 14; keynote speaker: Robby Kautz. Special Feature: Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $12 inclusive, reservations necessary. Details: Janet (559) 642-2007.
Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler -- 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, August 23; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Pines Resort, 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake. Details: (559) 662-6050.
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.
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.
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., seniors 60 plus. Details: Debbie Sprinkel (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.
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: President Dale Miller (559) 683-0819.
Oakhurst Sierra Rotary -- Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President 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.
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.
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.
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.
"Look Good - Feel Better" program - American Cancer Society -- 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 15; cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. Call for location and schedule, Oakhurst. Details: (800) 227-2345.
H.O.W. - Help One Women at a time -- 6 p.m. Fourth Wednesday; new Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Please call for reservations (559) 641-7667. Crab Cakes restaurant, Hwy 41, Oakhurst. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.
Auditions for Golden Chain Theatre "The Shame of Tombstone" melodrama by Tim Kelly -- Saturdays 7 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m.; www.goldenchaintheatre.org or facebook Golden Chain Theatre, Oakhurst. Tickets start at $10. Details: (559) 683-7112.
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 -- 10:30 a.m. Second Wednesday; Ol' Kettle Restaurant, 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.
American Legion - Post 110 -- 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Aug. 16th meeting. Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. $13. Details: Commander John Johnson (559) 683-6309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.