Community Calendar for 5/23/13 edition

May 22, 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.

Elks Lodge -- 12 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 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.


BLOOD DRIVE

Oakhurst - Jamba Juice -- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Kate Smith (559) 658-8555.


CLUBS

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 mimi@netptc.net.

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 mimi@netptc.net.

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.

Democratic Club of Oakhurst -- 9 a.m. breakfast - Saturday, June 1; Steve Haze, Executive Director, North Fork Biomass Project. Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.

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


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.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake -- 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey, soap and produce fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163 - goodolchuck43@gmail.com.

Spring Garden Tour - Mariposa Master Gardeners - 10th Anniversary Celebration -- 9 a.m. and Home Tours at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1; five homes and native-plant demonstration garden. Free coffee, juice and breakfast snacks and tours of the garden. First 150 people receive native plant. Homes listed on tickets. Mariposa Creek Parkway, Stroming Road between 6th and 8 Streets, Mariposa. $12 in advance. Details: cemariposa.ucanr.edu or (209) 966-2417.

13th Annual Pow Wow - Table Mountain Rancheria -- Friday Grand Entry at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon; drum contest, dance competitions and pageantry. Crafts, jewelry and food vendors. 8184 Table Mountain Road at the Casino, Friant. Free. Details: (559) 269-5222.


FOOD BANK

North Fork -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 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, June 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.

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

Kids carnival to support the "Kurtis for Mayor" Campaign - Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst -- 4 - 7 p.m. Friday, May 31; Join Kurtis while you support the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. Family fun with carnival booths, food, field games including a "dunk tank." Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3600 or www.Facebook.com/OakhurstMayor.

Rummage and Bake Sale to support the "Kurtis for Mayor" Campaign - Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15; Collecting items for the "Post Spring Cleaning" event. Contact Melanie Barker to arrange pick-up of your donations at (559) 760-3860. Join Kurtis while you support the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. Boys and Girls Club, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3600 or www.Facebook.com/OakhurstMayor.

Sporting Clay Tournament - Blast for Badgers -- 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22; Range fee, breakfast, BBQ lunch, tournament shirt. Silent auction and raffle. Proceeds to YHS football. Sun Mountain Gun Club, Coarsegold. $75. Details: (559) 683-3669.


FUNDRAISERS

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Brian Gearhart Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 to February 22; 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.

Book Sale by FOBL -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $1, Children's 50 cents. Dealers after 12 p.m. please. Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Coarsegold Historical Society - 10th Annual Art and Music in the Meadow -- 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1; the bands Grassfire and Morgan Canyon performing. Lots of art, Tri-tip, hamburgers, ribs, chili, nachos and more including wine for purchase. Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle. Bring a comfy chair. Coarsegold Historic Museum, 31899 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $10. . Details: (559) 642-4488 or email: CHS@sti.net.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Brian Gearhart Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1; 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.

Nine hole par three tournament - for candidate Dale Miller - Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9; all proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Donation to the events includes Golf, cart and BBQ hamburger dinner by Rotary. Ladies a Jewelry show in the club house during the tournament. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $30 . Details: (559) 683-0819 .

North Fork Chamber - New Visitor's Center -- gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14; Beer and wine for sale, bring a potluck dish, silent auction, drawing. Bring you chair, blanket, flashlight and dancing shoes. Music by Sierra Jazz Band, Vocals with Amy Duke and Bootstrap Circus. Stage at Three Springs, 59820 Road 225, North Fork. $20 . Details: Scott Marsh (559) 877-6300 or joycoyote@yahoo.com.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Brian Gearhart Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15; 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.

Ravioli Dinner - for candidate Dale Miller - Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst -- 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15; all proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. John Corrigan and his crew cooking dinner. Must have reservations. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. $12.50. Details: (559) 683-0819 or (559) 683-2717.


GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club -- 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, Mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

Master Gardeners -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1; bring your gardening and landscaping questions. Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. free. Details: (559) 675-7879 x 7210 or mgmadera@ucdavis.edu.


MEETINGS

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.

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.

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.

Course in Miracles Study Group -- 2 p.m. Tuesdays; Rev. Linda Angel 641-5980. Positive Living Center, 49260 Golden Oak Dr. #101, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.


MUSIC

Vision Academy of the Arts presents "Let's Go to the Movies" Sierra Chamber Singers -- Saturday June 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 2 at 2:30 p.m. Donations benefit the Arts in our Mountain Communities. New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.

Blues, Brews & BBQ - Kurtis for Mayor Campaign - Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst -- 6 p.m. Friday, June 21; Join Kurtis while you support the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. Live music, food, beer, wine & tequila tasting. Sierra Sky Ranch , 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst. $20. Details: (559) 683-3600 or www.Facebook.com/OakhurstMayor.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

4th Annual - Mountain Area Bloom Run -- 7:30 a.m. run and 7:40 walk Saturday, June 1; 10K, 5K Run and 2 mile fun walk. All proceeds go to Rivergold Athletics. www.mountainbloomrun.com. YLP clubhouse., YLP Coarsegold. Must pre-register. Details: Sarah Curley (559) 692-2329.

7th Annual Bike Blessing and Run - Bikers for Christ MM -- 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1; free breakfast and live music. Proceeds to Helping Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Center. Mountain Christian Center, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. $20 registration for the run. Details: Mark (559) 641-2277.


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

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.


SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

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.

General Caregiver Support -- 10 a.m. Monday, June 10; support group for individuals caring for persons and not a specific on diagnosis. Exchange information and discuss feelings. Madera Adult Day Care, 322 W. 6th Street, Madera. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.


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.

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.


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.

Creative Writing class (memoirs) -- 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; Last Class May 31, 2013 - Merced Jr. College will be continuing no credit, no fee, memoir writing life story class, new Semester begins Aug. 30. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joyce Stuhr (559) 683-5494.

Alzheimer's & Other Dementias by Valley Caregiver Resource Center -- 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11; 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.

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