Community Calendar for 6/20/13 edition

June 18, 2013 

Songwriter, recording artist and Grammy nominee Thom Bresh will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee. He has performed with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and the Everly Brothers, and was inducted into the Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame in 2001. Tickets ($25) available at Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply. Details: Robin Ralston, (559) 760-1134.

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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.

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; nonprofit 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.

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.

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 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.

Book Signing - Willow Creek History by Author and historian Marcia Penner Freedman — 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.

Farmer's Market - Oakhurst — 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; locally grown produce, prepared foods and hand-crafted products. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Sheila (559) 683-7117.

Mountain Amateur Radio club "Field Day" gathering — Saturday, June 22 to June 23; Sponsored by the National Assoc. of Amateur Radio. Meet and talk with radio operators and see first-hand how and what amateur radio can do in an emergency. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Joseph Frank (559) 683-5398 or emergency-radio.org.

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.

Finale 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

North Fork - Grace Community Church — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 25; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church — 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 2; 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.

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 — 4 - 6 p.m. Friday, June 28; Hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, raffle prizes, live music. Proceeds for the No Kill Shelter building fund or check out: emcspca.org Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. $10 donation. Details: (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

Drive-thru Tri-Tip Dinner by the Oakhurst Mountain Lions — 4:30 -7 p.m. Friday, June 21; served with beans, coleslaw, roll. All proceeds to help our community. Children's meal available $5. Hot dogs, beans & cookie. Sierra Star parking lot, 49165 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. $10. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

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.

Kellen Rescue Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

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.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis — 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 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.


GARDENING

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.


MEETINGS

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.

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.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking — noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, 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.

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

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

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.

Free. 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 bondage's. Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254.

Alzheimer's Caregiver by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Support group for individuals caring for person with Alzheimer's or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.


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.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Yosemite Lakes Community Church — 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24 to June 28; 3 years old - 6th grade. Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Coarsegold. $6 per child. Details: (559) 658-7447.

Hillside Baptist Church — 5 p.m. Monday, July 15 to July 19; K - 12 grades. Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Road, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-7771.


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.


VOLUNTEER GROUPS

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.


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.

School of Prayer & intercession by Dr. Candi MacAlpine — June 26 & 27, 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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