Community Calendar for 11/7/13 edition of the Sierra Star

November 5, 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

Starbucks — 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 389-5433 Ex. 5448


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 p.m. Wednesdays; line dancing first hour followed by square dancing. Sessions for new dancers at 7 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7765 or (559) 868-3319.

Ballroom Dancing — 7 p.m. Second Friday; dance instruction until 7:30. Beginners, advanced, dance teachers. Live music by the Larkspur Band. You don't have to have a partner. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: reservations (559) 683-2717 or information: Ed Bailey (559) 683-5193.


ETC.

Willow Creek History author Marcia Freedman — 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 8; learn about Oakhurst History including the tales of cow camps, shake makers and basket weavers. Dinner by Kiwanis and Fresno Flats volunteers served in the Cunningham School. Space is limited. Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park on School Road (427), Oakhurst. $10. Details: Reservations (559) 683-6570.

Tin Pan Alley - Golden Chain Theatre — Friday, Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee1:30 p.m., beginning Nov 8 through Sunday November 24, musical entertainment back to yesteryear. General admission $12. Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7112

Fracking in California - Film: Gasland 2 — 4 p.m. Saturday, November 9; discussion led by local geologist. Music and snacks. Sponsored by the Mountain Community Forum. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Vic (559) 676-5287 or vic.will39@yahoo.com.

Free Dentistry Event - Dr. Travis Kendall — Saturday, November 9; Spreading Free Smiles, Dr. Travis L. Kendall will host Dentistry From The Heart event. 35344 Hwy 41 Suite F, Coarsegold. Details: Ryan Eckstein, coarsegoldentist@gmail.com., (559) 273-2928.

238th Birthday of the USMC — 5 p.m. social hour Sunday, November 10; Griswold Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League sponsoring this event. Dinner and dancing to follow 6 p.m.cake cutting and champagne toast. RSVP by Nov. 3. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $30. Details: Karl Aube (559) 683-6323.

Arts, Crafts,Goodies - Positive Living Center — 9 a.m. Sunday, November 10; across from Western Sierra Nursery. Clothing, jewelry, drums, quilts, books. 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst.

Toy Drive — Saturday November 16. beginning 10 a.m. Madera County Chapter of the Underlords will collect new and unwrapped toys at the Oak Room for the Manna House Christmas toy give-a-way.


FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Second Tuesday; 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; 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; 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.


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.

Soup and Salad Luncheon - Lutheran Church — 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, November 8; clam chowder, taco soup and soup of the day $6. Home made pies by the slice $1 donation. Plus cookie walk and Granny's Attic items. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst.

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

Manna House Benefit Concert and Dinner — Saturday, November 23; Tri-Tip dinner. Drawing to be held with a donation of dry beans or rice. All donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted and appreciated. Yosemite New Life Church, 40390 Junction Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Bill Rice (559) 676-0086


GALLERIES

Gold Rush Art Show and Sale — Artist Reception Nov. 3, 1 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 to November 10; sponsored by Sierra Artists Gallery of Mariposa. www.sierraartistsgallery.com. Hwy. 140 and 6th street, Mariposa. Details: (209) 966-2284.

Yosemite Western Artist - Artist Dennis Lewis — 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16; Bring a dish to share pot-luck. Historic Gertrude School, 41760 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $5 members and $7 non-member. 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.

Oakhurst Garden Club — 1 p.m. Sunday, November 10; California Native Plants workshop and landscaping for fire safety. True Value Hardware, Hwy. 49 & Westlake Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Madera County Master Gardeners — 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16; Learn how to plant, prune and care for fruit trees. Madera Community College Center, 30277 Ave. 12, room R3A, Madera. Free. Details: mgmadera@ucdavis.edu (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210.


HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Our Lady of the Sierra Women's Guild — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9; lots of vendors, cookie walk, art and craft items. Soup and salad lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing. Parish Hall, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Lunch $5. Details: (559) 683-3901.

SOS presents "A Magical Mickey Christmas" — Boutique 10 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 13; Raffle and door prizes, crafts and lunch. Proceeds benefit our local schools. Service Organization of the Sierra. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $20. Details: Janet Franklin (559) 641-6556.

MCW - Mountain Community Women Holiday Boutique and Luncheon — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 16; Christmas shop and enjoy lunch, over 25 vendors. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Kathy (559) 642-3262 for table rental and information.


HOLIDAY EVENTS

Holiday Fest - Rivergold Elementary School — 5 p.m. Friday, December 6; Live music, soup and potato bar, sweets and Holiday cheer. Lighted parade, pictures with Santa, auctions, craft tables, raffles. Coarsegold. Details: Sarah Curley (559) 676-0921.

Elks Lodge - Crab Feed — 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7; Christmas Charity fundraiser and Toys for Kids dinner. All you can eat includes salad, bread and linguini and clams. Lots of raffle prizes. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. $40. Details: (559) 683-2717 for reservations.


MEETINGS

Children's Museum of the Sierra — 10 a.m. Second Monday; 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, November14, sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Melanie Barker "Cross-generational Communication. Sierra Sky Ranch. Oakhurst. $14. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766 or chamber@oakhurstchamber.com

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.

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers — 12 p.m. Thursdays; beginners to advanced. Tools available. Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Larry Smith (559) 906-4198 , email woodtat@icloud.com.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) — 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14; all tutors and anyone interested in promoting adult literacy. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Free. Details: malcotutor@gmail.com or (559) 683-1456.

Tea Party Action meeting — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19; Speaker Michael Salvador, candidate for Madera County Sheriff. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (866) 565-1379 or matp@sti.net.


MUSIC

Mountain Pianists — 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17; Home of Paul Milliken, 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.

Royal Rangers - Outpost 242 — Wednesdays; boys ages 5-18. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Andy Clendenning (559) 683-8760.


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.

Alanon — 7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Module #1, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 658-7281.

Celebrate Recovery — 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.


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; 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; instead of our regular November meeting MCW presents their annual Taters Luncheon and Table setting contest. A $10 donation is requested. "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; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Macaulay (559) 683-4494.


SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club — Second Friday; 55 years and older. Dinner in local 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 conducting this group for all stroke survivors and caregivers. Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Ray (559) 760-9839.

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.

Grief Support program — 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, 2013 or Jan. 1, 2014. VA - Veterans CBOC, 40597 West Lake Drive, Oakhurst. $25. Scholarships available. Details: (559) 248-8579.

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

Parkinson's Disease support group — 10 a.m. Second Tuesday; Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon Swanson (559) 658-7798.


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.

Veterans Day Salute to the Troops - 3rd Annual — 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7; all retired, veteran, or active members of the US Armed Forces and family members. Patriotic student artwork and projects will be on display, students will be singing, retiring poems, and serving refreshments. We will be collecting old or unused phones to be donated to our active service men and women. Please email photos for our slide show to mgresham@yosemiteusd.com. Coarsegold Elementary School, 45426 Raymond Road (415), Coarsegold. Details: Katy Penton or Valerie Porter (559) 683-4842.

Spaghetti Luncheon — 11 a.m. no host cocktails, noon lunch Sunday, November 10; Color guard: Knight of Columbus. Entertainment: Sounds of Freedom Military Band. All you can eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread. Help the Elk's help the Veterans. Elk's Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10 and Veteran's eat Free. Details: Reservations (559) 683-2717.

Veterans Day Service — 11 a.m. Monday, November 11; Sponsored by the Little Church on the Hill Foundation. Service included patriotic hymns, short message, prayers and reading by Rev. David A. Sebastian, pastor of Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Little Church on the Hill in the Oakhill Cemetery, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-HOPE.


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 "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; 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. Fridays; Merced Jr. College will be continuing no credit, no fee, memoir writing life story class. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joyce Stuhr (559) 683-5494.

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