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.
Elks Lodge -- 12 p.m. Saturdays; 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.
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.
Bass Lake Lions -- 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Jim Milligin. Ducey's Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.
Grandmothers Club - 24 -- 10:30 a.m. First Wednesday; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
"Quilt Show" Sierra Mountain Quilters Assoc. presents "Mountain Gems" -- May 4 & 5 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cowboy Church -- 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5; Guest speaker, Pro-Rodeo Multi-hall of Fame Rodeo Clown, Wilbur Plaugher and music with county Music Multi-award winner Clifton Jansky. Rodeo Grounds, Road 415, Coarsegold. Details: Stacy Soulis (209) 914-7245.
Roundup Breakfast presented by the YLCC - KIC (Kids in Christ) Junior Ministries -- 8 - 11 a.m. Sunday, May 5; Pancake breakfast or breakfast burrito. Rodeo Grounds, Road 415, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Stacy Soulis (209) 914-7245.
Coarsegold Grandmothers Club - Yard Sale -- 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 to May 11; books, kitchen items, clothes, misc. items. The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Rd., Coarsegold. Details: Debbie (559) 641-5248.
"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.
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
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.
Play Bridge -- 10 a.m. Every Monday and Thursday; Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.
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.
Anette Poparchick "Car Wash" -- 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4; help support the family while Ann heals due to the head-on collision she suffered on Easter Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the Produce Place on Road. 426 or the day of the event. Hitching Post - 42592 Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. $5.
Book Sale by FOBL -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $1, paperbacks 50 cents. Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.
EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Bryan Gearhart Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Anne Leonard (559) 676-7828.
MOPS - Coarsegold Rummage Sale -- 1 - 7 p.m. Friday May 10 and 7 a.m. - 3 p.m Saturday May 11 s; proceeds benefit the Coarsegold MOPS group - Mother's of Preschoolers. www.MOPS.org. Yosemite Lakes Community Church upper parking lot, 43840 Patrick Ave. Coarsegold. Details: Karly (559) 473-9226 .
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.
Kellen Rescue Rummage Sale -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.
Walk for Dr. John McBride with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) -- 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11; Join the "McBride Pride" team contact us at email@example.com or website - supportmadd.org/site/TR/WalkLikeMadd/WalkLikeMaddwlm_?pz=3694574&pg=personal&fr_id=3150. Make a donation or sponsor one of our walkers. Or you can signup the day by the registration table. Woodward Park, Fresno.
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.
Our Lady of the Sierra Women's Guild "21st" annual spring card party & luncheon -- 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15; Parish Hall, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $12. Details: Diane Kraft (559) 683-3901.
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.
Mother's Day Brunch -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12; build your own omelets, eggs Benedict, scramble eggs, sausage, bacon, salads, croissants, champagne, lady's corsages. Elk's Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $15 reservation by May 9. Details: Teri (559) 683-2717.
LDS - Family History Center -- Second 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.
Sierra Masonic Lodge - 788 -- 8 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. stated meeting First Saturday; monthly stated meeting. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Bill Bastian, Secretary (559) 683-4359.
Men's Breakfast -- 8:30 a.m. First Saturday; Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. $5 donation. Details: (559) 683-2882.
Coarsegold Community Center Board -- 3:30 p.m. Second Monday; 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-7953.
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.
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.
Sierra Mountain Quilters Association -- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2; Business meeting followed by show and tell and preparations for the Quilt Show. Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-2673.
Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) -- 12 noon Thursday, May 9; All tutors and anyone interested in promoting adult literacy. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: email@example.com or (559) 683-1456.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yosemite Area Audubon Society birding trip -- 7 - 10 a.m. introductory session Wednesday, May 8; Bird photographer Ashok Khosla conducting workshop for participants to improve their bird photography skills. To be followed by an all-day field and post-processing workshop Saturday May 11 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. $65 for YAAS members, and $80 non-members. Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall, 6th & Bullion St., Mariposa. Details: (209) 742-5579 or www.yosemiteaudubon.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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; 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.
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. Details: (559) 641-7867.
Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club -- 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Rivercreek Golf Course, Road 600, Ahwahnee. 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 .
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.
Celebrate Recovery -- 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court , Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.
HOW - Helping One Women at a time - Anette Poplarchick -- 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Please call (559) 641-6167 for reservations. Pop's Diner, Hwy. 4 1, Oakhurst. $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 -- 9 - 11 a.m. Second Wednesday; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 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.
Bass Lake Spring Clean Day - Be Green, keep Bass Lake Clean - Volunteer -- 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11; bags and gloves provided. Lunch and drinks served by California Land Management. One ticket exchanged for each bag of litter turned in. Recreation Point, Bass Lake. Details: (559) 683-3353 or email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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.
Defense Awareness Class with retired LAPD Officer Mike Vaughn -- 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4; Soroptimist International of The Sierras is sponsoring this class for Jr. high girls and moms. Limited class size, must pre-register Oak Creek Intermediate (O.C.I.), 40094 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Rhonda Dewey (559) 683-8816.
Yosemite Area Audubon Society program -- 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9; Noted bird photographer Ashok Khosla slide program "Landscapes, Memories and Love - Arctic Adventures." www.yosemiteaudubon.org. Methodist Church, 49233 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: (209) 742-5579.