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.
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.
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.
"Run for the Gold" - 10th Annual Car Show - Barbecue Kickoff Party -- On the Green registration 2 - 7 p.m. Friday, September 7; 6 p.m. Tri-tip dinner. Hot Cars, music, beer and wine. All proceeds to special grants for local elementary schools. www.oakhurstkiwanis.org. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $12. Details: Gary Marshall (559) 683-4917.
"Run for the Gold" - 10th Annual Car Show -- 7 a.m. car registration Saturday, September 8; Kiwanis pancake breakfast, cars, craft vendors, oldies music, raffles, and more food. Sponsored by Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club. All proceeds benefit local elementary schools in the form of grants. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4917or www.oakhurstkiwanis.org.
Helping Hands presents "Earn While You Learn" Parenting Classes -- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour classes) 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. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; fall classes starting Aug. 24. Merced College presents no credit, no fee, memoir writing life story class. 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.
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, September 6; business meeting followed by guest speaker Laura Fisher "Collage the Rosemary Eichorn Way." sierramountainquilters.org. Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Patty (559) 683-4452.
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 .
Farmer's Market - Bass Lake -- Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesday 4 - 7 p.m.; featuring all North Fork grown produce. Post Office, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. Details: Debbie Myers (559) 877-4229.
Baha'is - View of the After Life -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22; Speaker Don Reed presentation of the Baha'is of the Mountain Area. Yosemite Bank - community room, Hwy. 41 & 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7702.
Bass Lake Home Tour -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 8; Bass Lake Lions Club and Bass Lake Realty are sponsoring the event, all proceeds benefit Madera County Sheriff's "Operation Lost & Found." Price includes lunch. www.BassLakeHomeTour.com Self guided tour begins at Pines Village, Bass Lake. $20 advance or $25. Details: (559) 642-3600.
Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 21; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.
North Fork -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 28; 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.
Raymond Community Church -- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 4; 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. $8. Details: Reservations (559) 683-3811.
Aloha - Luau at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge -- 4 p.m. doors open, Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 18; Music and Dancing. dinner includes one Mai Tai, Hawaiian pork or chicken, salad, dessert. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. $18 Reservations required. Details: (559) 683-2717.
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.
EMC SPCA - Bake Sale -- 8 a.m. Saturday, August 18; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Some gluten free too. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst.
Tri-Tip Dinner on Wheels Coarsegold Resource Conservation District -- 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, August 30; Barbecue Tri-tip - drive through and pick-up your already prepared meal includes salad, beans and a roll. Sierra Star, 49165 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 642-3263.
Pancake Breakfast - North Fork Lions Club -- 7 - 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1; Recreation Center- 33507 Road 230, North Fork. $6. Details: Brent (559) 877-4066.
Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis -- 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8; 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.
Artist Reception - Burning Brush Art Gallery -- 5-7 p.m. Sunday, September 9; artist reception serving light refreshments. 40571 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-2225.
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.
Coarsegold Resource Conservation District -- 10 a.m. Thursday, August 23; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Sierra Watershed Committee -- Wednesday July 29: 9 - 12 noon Wednesday, August 29; presentation on illegal pot farms in our National Forest by Shane Krogen. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-3263.
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.
Tea Party Action Meeting -- 6:30 p.m., Tuesday August 21. Campaigning for candidates, live demos of phone banking, talking points and tactics. Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaruant, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. (866)565-1379 or email@example.com.
Mountain Pianists -- 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.
California Melody Boys - Live and In Concert -- 10 a.m. BBQ to follow Sunday, August 26; Sierra Baptist Church - 41808 Road 600, Ahwahnee. Details: (559) 977-9570.
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.
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.