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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.. 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.. 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.: (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.
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.
Manna House Benefit Concert and Dinner Saturday, November 23; Tri-Tip dinner prepared by Rushing Wind Ministries. 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.
Gathering Gala Reception - Sierra Art Trails 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 16; juried exhibit. www.sierraarttrails.org/exhibits/gathering. Stellar Gallery, 40982 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-8844.
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.
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, November 16; Learn how to plant, prune and care for fruit trees. Madera Community College Center, 30277 Ave. 12, room R3A, Madera. Free. Details: email@example.com (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210.
Christmas Boutique - Yosemite Lakes Community Church & Luncheon 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch served 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16; unique hand crafted items.
Raffle with grand prize of handcrafted quilt. Sponsored by the Church's Women's Ministry. 43840 Patrick Ave., YLP Coarsegold. $12. Details: (559) 970-5113.
Mountain Swap 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1; Holiday shopping featuring local artisans and vendors. Holiday music, facepainting, raffles, surprises. Breakfast and lunch served. Proceeds benefiting the Elks Children's Christmas Party. Canned food drive for Manna House welcome. Elk's Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Mary (559) 877-8995.
Sierra Meadowlarks Annual Event to benefit residents of the Oakhurst Living and Wellness Centre 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7; cookie walk, bake sale, white elephant table, raffle. Vendors tables available $25. Oakhurst Living Center, 40131 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7209.
Christmas Tree Lighting Coarsegold 5 p.m. Saturday, November 30; come one come all, food, drink, crafts, silent auction and more. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Caroline Root (559) 683-4030.
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.
Christmas Tree Auction - 12th Annual Holiday Event 3 p.m. silent auction begins, Live Auction follows Sunday, December 8; complimentary champagne, hors d'oeurves, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club and other local charities. Bid Online Nov. 19-30 at www.BiddingforGood.com/BGCOakhurst. Bass Lake Event Center, Bass Lake. $30 per person. Details: details: (559) 683-9000 or www.SupportBGClub.cMarket.com.
Home Tour - MCW - Mountain Community Women 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14; lunch and tour so buy your tickets now! All proceeds benefit Oakhurst Community Center. Oakhurst. $17. Details: Jill (559) 641-7867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain Community Forum 3 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 20. is holding a meeting to choose programs for the future, bringing films and discussion on current topics. Details: Terri (559) 642-2141 or email@example.com.
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. Nov. 14, Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. C21 conference room, Hwy. 41 and Crane Valley Road, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or (559) 683-1456.
Tea Party Action meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19; Speaker Undersheriff Michael Salvador, candidate for Madera County Sheriff. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst.: (866) 565-1379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Gospel Service - Cowboy Church 4 p.m. Sundays; Tim Johnson - fiddler, Cliff Neufeld - piano, Eddie Guzman -guitar and harmonica, Rudy Helm - bass guitar and Mark Albosta - drums. Music genre of Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst.
Fall Concert - The Oakhurst Community Band 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17; Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 760-3849 or oakhurstband.com.
Mountain Pianists 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17; Home of Paul Milliken, Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.
Cowboy Christmas Concert 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, December 14; Concert featuring Bobby Black on the steel guitar and Jimmy Collier on the Banjo. Great afternoon of voice and soul-raising music. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2019.
Yosemite Area Audubon Society birding trip 8a.m. Saturday, November 16; Suitable for beginners. Bring binoculars, field guides, lunch, snacks and beverages. Mariposa Rest Area adjacent to the history center off Hwy. 140, Mariposa. Details: (209) 742-5579 or www.yosemiteaudubon.org.
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.
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.
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.: 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.
Alzheimer's Disease /Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 26; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer's and dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst.. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.
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.
Senior Singles Dining Club Second Friday; 55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members' homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 .
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.: 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.
HOW - Helping One Women at a time - Cheryl Liston 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 20; Oakhurst chapter helping women each month. Call (559) 760-5935 for reservations. El Cid's on Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10 plus dinner. Details: www.helpingonewoman.com, www.facebook.com/HOWOakhurst.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com (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.