Community Calendar for 4/11/13 edition

April 10, 2013 

BINGO

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.


BLOOD DRIVE

Chukchansi Gold Resort -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18; Resort & Casino, 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. Details: Linda Fernandez (559) 692-5296.


CLUBS

Bass Lake Lions -- 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Jim Milligin. Ducey's Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.


DANCING

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.

"Sock Hop" at the Elks Lodge -- dinner 6 p.m. dance 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13; Memories from the Fifties, skits, Hamburgers, fries, root beer floats. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 683-2717.


ETC.

Tax-Aide - Income Tax return preparation and electronic filing -- Tuesdays; both State and Federal filing electronically. Services are also offered at the Oakhurst Library with special appointment dates on April 13, call Darlene Kelly at (559) 760-0404. Services are available to all low to moderate income taxpayers. Senior Center, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Senior Center by appointment only (559) 683-3811.

Federal and State Income Tax return preparation -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13; final Saturday. Must make appointment. Oakhurst Branch Library, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Darlene Kelly (559) 760-0404.

First Annual 2013 Iris Show, "Spring Days" -- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13. More than 100 irises on display. Residents invited to bring irises to be judged in competition and displayed. Coarsegold Elementary School multi-purpose room/cafeteria. Free. Details: Carolyn Hoover, (559) 658-7632.

Youth Singers needed -- 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Second Thursday; looking for youth singers (ages 8 - 18) for the July 4th Family Freedom Fest to perform "We The People," a song that tells a story of the Constitution and sings the Preamble in an uplifting, American anthem. Coarsegold. Details: (559) 642-4920 or freedomfest4you@gmail.com.

Wine & Cheese Tasting - 3rd Annual -- 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13; Piano music by Gail Vanderslik, Classical, Broadway, Jazz and request. Photographic art by local artist. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. $10 donation. Details: (559) 683-4673.

Yosemite Wranglers Reunion -- 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14; Potluck, auction, tack sale. Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane, Mariposa. Details: (209) 966-2014.

Taxed Enough Already Street Party - Tea Party -- 4 - 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 Bring flags & sings or just show up and there will be extra. Coarsegold Community Center, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (866) 565-1379 matp@sti.net.

Tea Party presents Igor Birman -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15; Speaker Igor Birman, formerly from Russia, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Tom McClintock. Auction to follow. Fundraiser for 4th of July Family Freedom Fest. Dinner is optional. Coarsegold Community Center, Coarsegold. $10 donation. Details: (866) 565-1379 matp@sti.net.


FOOD BANK

Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; 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.


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.

Baton Competition for the Northern & Central Valley -- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13; Come and see the best baton twirlers in Northern & Central Valley compete. Silent Auction, food and raffle. Minarets High School, 45077 Road 200, O'Neals. Free. Details: Sherrie Thornton (559) 760-1669.

Card Party Luncheon "Spring Fest" -- 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; bring your own cards, board games and poker chips. Door prize, drawings, mini boutique. Lunch, wine, table snacks and beverages. Hosted by Christ Church Women. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $16. Details: Lori Hedvall (559) 642-3534.


FUNDRAISERS

Parking Lot Sale - Relay for Life -- 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13; Support Madera County Relay for Life and Yard Sale Habit multi team parking lot sale. www.relayforlife.org/easternmaderacountyca. Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Nicole (559) 760-4020.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis -- 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14; 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.

Flea Market, Boutique & Rummage Sale - Mountain Community Women -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27; Indoors. All proceeds go to support and maintain the Oakhurst Community Center. Green thumbs selling plants. Community Center on 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-6192.

Spring Arts & Crafts 3rd Annual Show - Hosted by the Catholic Daughters of Americas -- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27; artist and crafters from all over the valley. Food, beverages offered. Holy Spouses Hall, 310 North I Street, Madera. Free. Details: Victoria (559) 363-2965.


MEETINGS

Chamber Board of Directors -- 4:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.


MUSIC

American Cowboy Swing - Next Generation -- 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13; Tim Johnson's CD release concert Queen's Inn by the River, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10 . Details: (559) 683-4354 or sierrariders.com.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Yosemite Area Audubon Society birding trip -- 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20; trip down White Rock Road. Suitable for beginners, bring binoculars, field guides, lunch and beverages. www.yosemiteaudubon.org. Mariposa County Fair Grounds on Hwy. 49S, Mariposa. Free. Details: (209) 742-5579 or (209) 966-2547.


PUBLIC FORUMS

Climate Change is Happening -- 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11; Climate Reality speakers Beth Pratt and Steve Smallcombe. Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall, 6th & Bullion St., Mariposa. Free. Details: Len McKenzie (209) 742-5579.


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 - 316 -- 6:30 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: George Stillman (559) 642-7683.

Boy Scout Troop - 341 -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11(or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (O.C.I.), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.


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. 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.


SENIOR PROGRAMS

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.

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.


SERVICE CLUBS

Soroptimist International of The Sierras -- Noon First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: Sue Graham (559) 683-7845.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary -- Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Doug Macaulay (559) 683-4494.

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; Sweetwater Steak House, 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: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club -- 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Rivercreek Golf Course, Road 600, Ahwahnee. Details: President Dale Miller (559) 683-0819.


SINGLES

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


SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Stroke Support Group -- 10 a.m. Third Friday; Ray Castro of Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church will be conducting this group for all stroke survivors and caregivers. Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Ray (559) 760-9839.

HOW - Helping One Women at a time -- 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Please call (559) 641-6167 for reservations. Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.


THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Harvey" by Mary Chase -- Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. April 6 to April 21; www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12. Details: (559) 683-7112.

Cyrano de Bergerac presented by Chawanakee Academy's Drama Club -- 5:30 dinner and 6:30 show Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27; A romantic comedy set in 17th century France & Her Heart Belong to Heartburn, a melodrama in one act. Silent auction also. Town Hall, 33060 Mono Road (228), North Fork. $10 advance. Details: (559) 868-4200.


VETERANS ACTIVITIES

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.

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.


WORKSHOP

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: kenya@sti.net (559) 642-2229.

Los Nino's Bien Educados - parenting class for Spanish speaking parents -- 11 a.m. Thursdays; The Mountain Wellness Center sponsors this event. Oakhurst Counseling Center, 49774 Road 426, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-4809.

Yosemite Area Audubon Society program -- 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11; Climate Reality Project graduates Beth Pratt and Steve Smallcombe present slide program "Climate Change is Happening." www.yosemiteaudubon.org. Methodist Church, 49233 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: (209) 742-5579 .

A.D.H.D. Presentation -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12; ADHD what is it, what the symptoms are, how early intervention is the key. Daniel Hooker's personal journey through the school system. Patti Hooker peaking from a parents perspective. Jolinda Thomas of Cornerstone Counseling speaking on symptoms and help for parents and children. Minarets High School, 45077 Road 200, O'Neals. Details: Daniel (559) 554-3379.

Alzheimer's & Other Dementias by Valley Caregiver Resource Center -- 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23; family caregivers invited to discussion, tips, and resources for your loved ones. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.

Cancer Survivorship Conference - -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, May 3; adult cancer survivors 18 +. and family members. To register visit: tinyurl.com/survivorship2013. Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera. Free. Details: (559) 435-1482.

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