Community Calendar for 6/13/13 edition

June 11, 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, June 22; 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.


CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes — 6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Wednesday; Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-2538.


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.

Mountain Bear Fan Club — 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20; Round Table Pizza, Von's Center, Oakhurst. Details: Beverly Gordon (559) 683-7929.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11; Business meeting at 6 p.m. followed by show and tell program. Sandy Klopp - designer, presenting "American Jane" Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, 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.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake — 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful 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.

Worship in the Park — 6 p.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (408) 832-4581.

Flag Day Celebration — 6 p.m. Friday, June 14; Veteran's Memorial Dedication to the newly erected momument. First 300 children receive an American Flag, hot dog, chips and a soda. Tri-tip sandwiches, chips and beverages available for adults as a fundraiser for Wounded Warriors Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-4673.

Friday at Fresno Flats — 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14; Speaker Ed Guzman, General Manager of Sierra Ambulance. Dinner served by Fresno Flats volunteers in the historic Cunningham School. School Road (427) off Road 426, Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 683-6570.

Book Signing - Willow Creek History by Author and historian Marcia Penner — 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20; "Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers and Basket Weavers" This creek flows into Bass Lake from 8,000 feet high in the Sierra. Learn about logging railroads, native tribes, recreation and industry along the water of Willow Creek. Coarsegold Historic Museum, Picayune School, 31899 Hwy 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 642-4448 or CHS@sti.net.

Special Show at the Met for "Kurtis for Mayor" campaign - Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27; Join Kurtis while you support the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. In conjunction with the Children's Museum of the Sierra. Raffle, Costume Contest, Prizes and more. Met Heroes receive 10 free raffle tickets. Met Cinema, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3600 or www.facebook.com/OakhurstMayor.

Final- Honorary Mayor Race — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10; Come and see who wins this fun race. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank, Hwy. 49 at the Raley's Shopping Center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.


FOOD BANK

Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 18; 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.

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

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.

"Whine & Noses" to benefit EMC-SPCA — 6 p.m. Friday, June 28; hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, raffle prizes, live music. Proceeds for the No Kill Shelter building fund. emcspca.org Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. $10 donation. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

4th July - Family Freedom Fest — 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4; Music, speakers, food, vendors, children's activities: crafts, bounce house, water slide, pony rides, laser arcade, etc. Honoring Military. Historic Village, 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 642-4920 or freedomfest4you@gmail.com.


FUNDRAISERS

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 your 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 Bryan 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.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Bryan 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.

Spaghetti Dinner - for candidate Dale Miller - Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst — 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23; all proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Sonia Crane and her volunteers providing dinner. Must have reservations. Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $12. Details: (559) 683-0819 or email: Dale Miller at ddm@sti.net.

Movie night at the Met — 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27; 100% ticket and concession sales to the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst and Children's Museum of the Sierra. Met Cinema, Oakhurst. $12. Details: (559) 683-3456.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - for candidate Bryan Gearhart Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst — 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29; 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.

Tri-Tip Dinner - for candidate Dale Miller - Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29; all proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Oakhurst Kiwanis will be cooking Live performance after dinner. Must have reservations. Golden Chain Theater, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $25. Details: (559) 683-0819 or email: Dale Miller at ddm@sti.net.


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.

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.

Tea Party Action meeting — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18; Speaker Steven Brink, Vice President - public resources for the California Forest Assoc. will reveal how government policies, the endangered species act, and extremist environmentalist are destroying our national forests, the species that live on them, our lumber industry and jobs. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (866) 565-1379 or matp@sti.net.

Central Sierra Watershed Committee — 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26; presentation by Katie Wallace about trip down the Merced River "Go with the Flow: Tracing the Merced River from the Source to the San Joaquin. " Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: Jeannie Habben (559) 642-3263 - info@cfwatershed.org.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District — 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.


MUSIC

Mountain Pianists — 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

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.

the Trespassers — 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29; bring a picnic and enjoy great music Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $5 and children under 10 free. Details: (559) 642-2975.

"Celebrate America" performed by the Oakhurst Community Concert Band — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30; Bring your American flag and celebrate. Hear great American Folk songs and famous marches with special recognition for our veterans. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Randy Hyatt (559) 977-9782.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Coarsegold "Classic Car Show" 6th Annual — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15; open to 1976 cars and older as well as motorcycles and trucks. www.coarsegoldclassiccarshow.com. Historic Village Hwy. 41 and Raymond Road, Coarsegold. Free admission to the public. Details: (559) 642-3084.

Family BBQ - "Kurtis for Mayor" campaign - Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst — 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30; Join Kurtis while you support the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. BBQ, live music, Golf, games and more. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. Details: (559) 683-3600 or www.facebook.com/OakhurstMayor.


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. 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; 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; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant -Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. 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

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. Details: Ray (559) 760-9839.

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.

Pathway to Freedom — 6: p.m. Tuesdays; find freedom from destructive thoughts, behaviors or bondages. Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254.

HOW - Helping One Women at a time - One Year Anniversary — 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Please call (559) 641-6167 for reservations. Queen's Inn by the River - catered by Supernaw's BBQ, Oakhurst. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.


THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Dark Deeds at Swan's Place" by Tim Kelly — Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 to July 28; www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12. Details: (559) 683-7112.


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.

Alzheimer's & Other Dementias by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25; 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.

School of Prayer & intercession by Dr. Candi MacAlpine — Friday 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Coarsegold. $5 per person Syllabus: lunch will be served to attendees. Details: Registration (559) 658-7447.

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