Community Calendar for 4/18/13 edition

April 17, 2013 

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo -- Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.

Elks Lodge -- 12 p.m. Monday, doors open at 10 a.m., no alcohol or minors. Sodas and Hot Dogs available. Free coffee and popcorn. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. Details: George Wright (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.


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

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.

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

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association -- 5:30 p.m. First Thursday; Business meeting at 6 p.m., show and tell and featured speaker. Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

Democratic Club of Oakhurst -- 8:45 a.m. Saturday, May 4; Darin Soukup, executive director of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.


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.


ETC.

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.

"Quilt Show" Sierra Mountain Quilters Assoc. presents "Mountain Gems" -- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 & 5; see hand-crafted quilts created by local Quilters & artist. Door prizes, vendors, raffle baskets, demonstrations, country store and more. www.sierramountainquilters.org. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $7. Details: Diane Martin (559) 877-7610 or quiltshow@sierramountainquiltes.org.

"Queen for a Day" -- noon Tuesday, May 14; Bring a friend, enjoy a great lunch. If your ticket is chosen you will be come "Queen for a Day" and win a lovely gift basket. Sponsored by Oakhurst Women's Fellowship. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10 inclusive. Details: Karen (559) 283-4555.

Stage Route Tour - by the Coarsegold Historical Society -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18; 6 hour bus tour of the historic part of Eastern Madera County. Must have reservations. Includes lunch with special dessert. $40. Details: CHS@sti.net (559) 683-8877.

Church anniversary celebration in park -- Worship service and music at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21 in Oakhurst Community Park followed by bbq to celebrate New Community United Methodist Church's 10-year anniversary. Free. Details: (559) 683-2652.


FOOD BANK

Raymond Community Church -- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 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

Play Bridge -- 10 a.m. Every Monday and Thursday; Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.


FUNDRAISERS

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.

La Sierra Guild of Children's Hospital Central California "14th" Cinco De Mayo Event -- 11:30 am Friday, May 3; don't miss our specialty Gift Basket raffle. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. $12. Details: (559) 683-5854.

Craft & Yard Sale - Coarsegold Community Center -- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Refreshments available. Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: rent a table $10 - Connie (559) 683-5879.

Yosemite FFA Boosters 8th Annual FFA Dinner and Auction -- 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Tri-Tip dinner, silent and live auction. Help support our FFA students. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $25 or $200 reserved table. Details: Michelle (559) 683-4667 ext 261.


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.

Yosemite Western Artists meeting -- 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20; Mary Jane Campbell-Mann featured artist and demonstration. Bring a dish to share. Historic Gertrude School, 41760 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $5 members, $7 non-member. Details: Lori Ann Cole (559) 683-7972.

Central Sierra Watershed Committee -- 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24; presentation of the Water School at Minarets High School by Steve Christianson. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: Jeannie Habben (559) 642-3263 - info@cfwatershed.org.

Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County -- 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13; Planning committee and Team Captain meetings Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Donna Gavello (559) 451-0163 or donna.gavello@cancer.org.


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.

Community Roadside Litter Clean Up Day -- 8 a.m. till noon Saturday, May 11; Pick up trash bags Saturday morning at the following:

  • O'Neals Hwy. 41 and Road 200.
  • North Fork Post Office. Coarsegold, Teepee on Road 415 and Hwy. 41.
  • Ahwahnee & Oakhurst, Library parking lot.

 Sponsored by Keep our Mountains Beautiful! Volunteers will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB), Coarsegold, North Fork, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 760-1058 (559) 877-2361.


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 (OCI.), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.

Cub Scout Pack - 341 -- 6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Nicole Star (559) 997-6964.


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.

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; except 2nd Tuesday meeting at 5:30 p.m. 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.


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.

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.

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.


THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Harvey" by Mary Chase -- Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Saturday, 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 to 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

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.

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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