Community Calendar for 7/11/13 edition

July 9, 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.


BLOOD DRIVE

North Fork Lions — July 17, 2013 at 3 - 6 p.m. Meet at the US Post Office, 57000 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Sharon Thomas (559) 877-2721


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.

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.

Ballroom and Line Dancing at the Elks - Dinner too — Friday, August 9; dinner at 6 p.m. $12, Ballroom Dancing at 7 p.m $10. Line dancing 7:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. All $20 with reservations. Details: (5590 683-2717.


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.

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.

Farmer's Market - North Fork — 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays; Post Office parking lot, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4229.

Ice Cream Social - Volunteer Fire Company #32 and Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club — 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13; Event is free but accepting donations to support our Volunteer Fire Company #32. Fire safety trailer will be here to teach what to do in case of a fire in your home. Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creel Road, Mariposa. Free.

Ladies of the Elk's Salad Supper Buffet — 6 p.m. Friday, July 19; Includes Salads, rolls and dessert. $10. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy 41. Oakhurst. (559) 683-2717


FOOD BANK

Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 16; 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.

Special Food Bank Giveaway Walk-thru — 9 a.m. - noon Friday, July 26; sponsored by Manna House and Madera County Food Bank. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst.

North Fork - Grace Community Church — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 31; 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, August 6; 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.


FUNDRAISERS

Book Sale by FOBL — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $1, children's 50 cents. Dealers after 11 a.m. please. Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Kellen Rescue Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

Oakhurst Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

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.

Madera County Master Gardeners — 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20; Lavender and Herbs - Easy to grow workshop presented by Carol Kennedy , Nadine Kine, and Anna Wattenbarger. Visit cemadera.ucdavis.edu Madera Community College Center, 30277 Ave. 12, Room R3A, Madera. Free. Details: mgmadera@ucdavis.edu (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210.


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. Suite 101, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.


MUSIC

Mountain Pianists — 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.


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.

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; Denny's - 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Macaulay (559) 683-4494.


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.

HOW - Helping One Women at a time - Honoring Heather Welbour — 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Call or text (559) 760-5935 for reservations. The Hitching Post - Hwy 49, Ahwahnee. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.

Alzheimer's Disease / Dementias by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23; family caregivers invited to discussion, tips, and resources for your loved ones. Supportive environment for discussions. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.


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

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.

Oak trees — 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20; Presented by the Mariposa County Master Gardeners. Presentation by Becky Miller-Cripps speaking on Oaks, how to protect our watersheds and increase our property values. cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener. Reservations not necessary buy helpful. Mariposa Board of Supervisors chamber, 5100 Bullion St. , Mariposa. Free. Details: (209) 966-2417.

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