Community Calendar for 9/12/13 edition of the Sierra Star

September 10, 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, September 28; 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

Sierra Telephone Blood Drive - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 16; All donors will receive a voucher for a free pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream and Fresno Fair vouchers. 49150 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Kathy Kramer (559) 642-0109 or Rafael Cabrera (559) 389-5420.


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. First Thursday; Business meeting at 6 p.m. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

MOPS "Mothers of preschooler's" - 9 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; all mothers of preschool age children and younger. Child care provided. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254 ext. 201.


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.

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.

Cowboy Poet at Fresno Flats - 5:30 p.m. dinner Friday, September 13; Madison Seamonds, DVM, local veterinarian in Coarsegold will return to the old Cunningham School to entertain with stories of cowboy like and times. Dinner being served by Fresno Flats and Kiwanis members. Space is limited. Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 658-2019.

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: susanrappaport@gmail.com.

"Family Festival" presented by Our Lady of the Sierra - 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 15; Raffles, live entertainment, food booths, hamburgers, hot dogs, Korean food, Mexican food, deserts, silent auction. A wonderful family event! Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church, Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: www.olscatholic.org.


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.

Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; 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.

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.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fourth Tuesday; 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.


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.

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

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.

Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast by the Coarsegold Grandmothers Club #24 - 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21; scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, sausage, biscuits, juice and coffee. The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold. $7 adults, $3 children under 12. Details: (559) 641-5248.

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.

Huge Parking Lot Sale - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 28; the families of Christ Church Anglican are offering furniture, clothing, kitchen wares, collectibles and assorted treasures at rock-bottom prices.

Christ Church Anglican, Hwy 41, Bass Lake turnoff, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7374.

Book Sale by FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5; dealers after 12 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. $1 books and 50 cents children's books. Details: (559) 642-4333 or www.oakhurstfobl.com.

North Fork Women's Club Fall Festival - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5; Space rental available. 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Chris: (559) 877-4806, Mary (559) 877-4332.


GALLERIES

Yosemite Western Artist - Jack Lantz - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 21; Master artist Jack Lantz demonstrates working mainly in oils. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. Historic Gertrude School, 41760 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $5. Details: Rita Adams (559) 683-3087.


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, September 21; Get your gardens in shape for fall. YLP True Value , 29564 Yosemite Springs Parkway, Coarsegold. Free. Details: mgmadera@ucdavis.edu (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210.

Master Gardeners - plant your bulbs for spring workshop - 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28; presented by Master Gardeners Judy Hecht and Janet Longattei-Wallace. Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, Room 3A, Madera. Free. Details: (559) 675-7879 x 7210 or mgmadera@ucdavis.edu.


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.

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. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12; Guest speaker Vivian Aumod-Capone. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Guest fee $5. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.


MUSIC

Mountain Pianists - 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

"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: www.blazinhog.com.

David Haas Concert - 3 p.m. Sunday, September 22; Musician, liturgical composer, lecturer, David Haas. Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork. $10 (must obtain prior to event). Details: Barbara Colliander (559) 877-7796, barbara.colliander@netptc.net.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Community Roadside Litter Clean Up Day - 8 a.m. till noon Saturday, October 12; Pick up trash bags Saturday morning at the following: O'Neals Hwy. 41 and Road 200. North Fork Post Office. Coarsegold, Teepee on Road 415 and Hwy. 41. Ahwahnee & Oakhurst Library parking lot. Sponsored by Keep our Mountains Beautiful! Volunteers will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB) , Coarsegold, North Fork, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 760-1058.


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: 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) 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.

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.

H.O.W. dinner - 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 18; Our recipient is Tiffany Mumm, who is living with a devistating disease. Catered by The Produce Place. Information: www.helpingonewoman.com , www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst Queen's Inn by the River, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Please call The Produce Place for reservations 559-641-6167..


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, September 20 to September 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: 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; 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.

David Haas Workshop - 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21; Musician, liturgical composer, lecturer, David Haas will present a workshop. Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: Barbara Colliander (559) 877-7796, barbara.colliander@netptc.net.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University - 5 p.m. Sunday, September 29; Meeting weekly on Sunday evenings for 9 weeks. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church,. $93. Details: (559) 683-6743 www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/47193/class/240338/atid/l_In.

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