Community Calendar for 8/29/13 edition of the Sierra Star

August 27, 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.

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: .

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 .

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 .

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. September 12. Guest speaker Vivian-Aumod-Capone. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Guest fee $5. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

Democratic Club of Oakhurst - 9 a.m. breakfast Saturday, September 7; Special Guest: George Whitmore, Sierra Club, "Yosemite Fatal Attraction." Denny's - 40650 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.

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 - .

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. Oakhurst 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.

Kol Nidre - Yom Kippur - Yizkor - Neilah - 7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m Friday, September 13 to September 14; reading of the Torah, Yizkor (Memorial service for the dead), Torah discussion and closing Neilah service. Potluck break the fast following services. Home near, Bass Lake. Details: .

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Second Tuesday; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church - 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. First Tuesday; 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; . 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.

KClub - 3:15 - 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Learn about God's love. Hillside Baptist Church, Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Road, North Fork. Free. Details: Sarah (559) 877-7771.

Bunco - North Fork Women's Club - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28; Fundraiser for Scholarships. Fabulous food, raffles and cash prizes. Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Presale $12 and $15 at the door. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332.

FUNDRAISERS

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale - 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, August 31; 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.

Pancake Breakfast - North Fork Lions Club - 7 - 10 a.m. Saturday, August 31; Recreation Center- 33507 Road 230, North Fork. Advance tickets: $6 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. At the door: $7 adults, $6 ages 12 and under. Details: Brent (559) 877-4066.

Fish Camp Fire Rescue BBQ and Auction - 11 a.m. Sunday, September 1; Chicken and Tri-Tip BBQ begins at 11 a.m. The live auction begins at 1 p.m., silent auction beginning at 11 a.m. Camp Green Meadows & White Chief Mtn.Rd., Fish Camp. $10 for meal. Details: (559) 683-2521.

Spaghetti dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra - 5 - 7 p.m. First Friday; Monthly dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All you can eat includes salad, bread & beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $7.50 adults, $4 children. Details: (559) 642-3452.

Huge Oakhurst Rummage Sale - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, September 7; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

La Sierra Guild - 4th annual Restaurant Takeover - 5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 22; support Children's Hospital of Central Calif. in our commitment to the Guilds Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Endowment. Ducey's On The Lake - Pines Village on the north shore, Bass Lake. $25. Details: (559) 641-7823.

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; . 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. Positive Living Center, 49260 Golden Oak Dr. #101, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.

Baha'i's of the Mountain Area - 7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month; discussion on topics as "What is the Baha' i' faith" and Oneness of Mankind, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. . Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

California Retired Teachers - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4; Keynote speaker will be Virginia McClaran presenting quilts and quilt making. CalRTA will provide a luncheon following meeting. Details: John W. Wells Center, 701 East 5th Street, Madera. Details: Kathleen Yowell (559) 665-1117.

MUSIC

"Blazin Hog' Competition, Barbecue and Zydeco Music Festival - Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 21; 7th Annual competition, teams compete for cash prizes. Zydeco bands, lots of music, food, beer & wine, arts and crafts. Fund raising event for John C Fremont Hospital Foundation. Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Highway 49S, Mariposa. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $8 ages 6-17. Details: .

PUBLIC FORUMS

Bass Lake Town Hall - 6 p.m. Thursday, August 29; Topics include: Update 2013-14 county budget, state rural fire (SRA) fee, brief Q&A on county service area 2A/2B sewer assessments, and county wide issues. contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit . Pines Lakeview Room A, Bass Lake. Details: Maria Miranda, (559) 662-6050 .

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.

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; Denny's - 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: .

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) 692-2947.

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.

Grief Support - 12-week program - Starts Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; Hinds Hospice Center for Grief & Healing facilitated by a Master's - trained grief counselor. Must pre-register at the Grief Center for this 12 week course. No meetings Nov. 27, Dec. 25, or Jan. 1, 2014. VA - Veterans CBOC, 40597 West Lake Drive, Oakhurst. $25. Scholarships available. Details: (559) 248-8579.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Evening of Melodrama" - Saturdays - 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to September 22; reservation or information . 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.

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.

Caring Veterans Group - 9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Denny's - 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

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.

Volunteers needed for Heritage Days Celebration - Friday, and Saturday, September 20 & 21; Sierra Historic Sites Association is seeking volunteers to help with Mountain Heritage Days celebration. Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-6570.

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: (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; 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.

The Making of America Constitution seminar - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14; preregistration is needed. Sponsored by the Constitution Committee. Yosemite New Life Church of the Nazarene, 40390 Junction Dr., Oakhurst. $10 includes work book. Details: Sharon Holley (559) 683-4683 or email: sholley@sti.net.

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