Senior Center Bingo -- Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.
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.
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.
Welding - Yosemite Adult School -- 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 23; register on line www.adultedreg.com/yosemite. Yosemite High School - Room 500, Oakhurst. $150. Details: Lawnna (559) 683-8801 ext 366.
Creative Writing class (memoirs) -- 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; started years ago by Merced College will be continuing 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; Jim Milligin, 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.
Service Organization of the Sierra (SOS) -- 9:30 a.m. Last Tuesday; Serving the community by raising funds for scholarships, public library and teacher grants. Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Linda Seaberg (559) 642-4280.
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.
Movie Outreach night -- 6 p.m. Sunday, January 13; "A Hero's Love: The Daniel Unger Story." Cookies and warm drink to follow. First Baptist Church,49547 School Road (427), Oakhurst. free will offering. Details: Sharon (559) 683-6101.
"Best Pizza in Oakhurst" contest sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis -- 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday, January 20; Who makes the best Pizza in Oakhurst! Come, taste and vote. Each ticket holder will receive a slice of pizza from each restaurant participating, Di Cicco's Italian Restaurant, Round Table Pizza, Me-N-Eds, Pizza Factory and Sugar Pine Pizza Take and Bake. Each ticket holder will vote for the best pizza. This event will help to fund scholarship to graduating seniors for Yosemite and Minarets High School, Children's Hospital, and local projects. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $10. Details: Bruce Howard (559) 683-7650.
2nd Annual Academic Showcase -- 5:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, January 24; Minarets High School and Minarets Charter High School presentation featuring the Best of the Best in Academic Presentations in English, Math, Social Science, Science and Spanish. Focuses on professional, college level presentations. Minarets High School, 45077 Road 200, O'Neals. Details: (559) 868-8689.
Coarsegold Historic Village -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 15; 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 - Our Lady of the Sierra -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 22; 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, January 29; 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. 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, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.
Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis -- 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, January 13; 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.
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.
Green Thumb Garden Club social -- 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 21; speaker Cathy Garner, founder of Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service (FWRRS). Cathy and her husband Dave will bring three birds of prey for demonstration. "Owls and how they help with rodent control. " Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. $5 donation. Details: Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867.
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.
Economic Development Committee -- 7:30 a.m. Fourth Wednesday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
Tools for Business -- 7:30 a.m. Third Wednesday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Ol' Kettle Restaurant, 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
Chamber Board of Directors -- 5 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
Emergency Preparedness Committee -- 7:30 a.m. Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
Women In Business Luncheon -- noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
EMCCC Foundation -- 1 p.m. Third Friday; call the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.
Coarsegold Community Center Board -- 3:30 p.m. Second Monday; 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-7953.
LDS - Family History Center -- 2nd Tuesday 12 p.m. beginning classes, 2nd Wednesday 12 & 1 p.m. more advanced classes. LDS Church, 49969 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free Genealogy class. Details: Kathy Burrow (559) 683-8878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Museum of the Sierra -- 10 a.m. Second Monday; Help save our children's museum, join our monthly meeting to volunteer and help. YSVB office, 40637 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Jarrod Lyman (559) 683-4636.
Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) -- 12 noon Thursday, January 10; Anyone interested in promoting adult literacy. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: email@example.com or (559) 683-1456.
Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony -- 6 p.m. Friday, January 11; Man of the Year, Women of the Year, Business of the Year presentations. Pines Resort, Bass Lake. Details: Reservations (559) 683-7766.
Oakhurst /Coarsegold Tea Party Action Meeting -- 6:30p.m. January 15, Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant Lounge; Guest speaker - Stephan Frank - author of website newsletter - Stephan Frank's News and Views - www.capoliticalnews.org- speaking on "Averting a California Depression in 2013." (866) 565-1379 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Western Gospel Service -- 4 p.m. Sundays; The service is free of charge and features the Lutheran Cowboy Band under the leadership of fiddler Tim Johnson and pianist Cliff Neufield, along with a full gang of supporting musicians and musical guests. The music will be combined with a message of hope from Pastor Dave Sebastian. Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Oakhurst.
Yosemite Area Audubon Society birding trip -- 8 a.m. Saturday, January 19; a trip to the Hensley Lake area. Oakhurst Area residents can meet in the Sears store parking lot on Junction Drive at 8:45 a.m. Bring binoculars, field guides, snacks, lunch, beverages and wet-weather gear. Dress in layers. Tip Top Road and Hwy. 49., Mariposa. Free . Details: (209) 742-5579 or www.yosemiteaudubon.org.
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. 40671 Hwy 41, Suite N (below Artifacts), 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.
Caregiver Respite Group -- 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Mountain Area Caregivers 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. A small fee includes lunch. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $15. Details: Jennie (559) 658-8227.
Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program -- 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: Joanna Fuchs (559) 683-7953.
North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program -- 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 Whitener (559) 877-2653.
Oakhurst - Senior Nutrition Program -- 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: Connie Graham (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 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.
MCW - 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. $10 . Details: (559) 641-7867.
Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club -- 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Ol' Kettle Restaurant, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Dale Miller (559) 683-0819.
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.
Alzheimer's Caregiver -- 10 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimer's or dementia. 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. 40761 Hwy. 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.
Renew -- 6:30 p.m. every Saturday morning Saturday, January 12 to March 30; a 12 week recovery - sexual abuse recovery group for women (18+) who have been sexually violated as a child or adult and wish to recover, deal and restoration from pain and emotional trauma. Confidentially and not be judged. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. free. Details: Trish (559) 683-2254 or email@example.com.
H.O.W. - Helping One Women at a time -- 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 16; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Please call Sharlene (559) 760-5935 for reservations. Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.
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.
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.
American Legion - Post 110 -- 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.
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.
Yosemite Area Audubon Society program -- 7 p.m. Thursday, January 10; Climate Reality Project graduates Beth Pratt of Midpines and Steve Smallcombe of Mariposa will present a slide program "Climate Change is Happening! Methodist Church, 49233 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: (209) 742-5579 or www.yosemiteaudubon.org.