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.
Senior Center Bingo Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Democratic Club of Oakhurst 9 a.m. breakfast Saturday, December 7; Special Guest: Eric Linville from Camerena Health Center "Covered California." Also, Michael Keitz, Madera District Attorney. Denny's Restaurant - 40650 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.
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.
Self Defense Class 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15; verbal skills, assertiveness, physical techniques. All ages 6 +. Benefits YLOA Rec Center and Rivergold PTA. Kenpo Karate, 28420 Yosemite Springs Parkway, Suite D, YLP Coarsegold. Donations welcome. Details: (559) 681-1466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coarsegold Historic Village - Dec. 10 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 - Dec. 17 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.
North Fork - Grace Community Church - Friday Dec. 20 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.
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.
Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7; 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.
Huge Oakhurst Rummage Sale 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14; 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.
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.
Christ Church 12th Annual Event 9 a.m. - 3 p.m Saturday, December 7; handcrafted wooden items, nativity sets, tea boxes hand painted, birdhouses and trivets. Linens, knitted items and Christmas decor and more. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Lunch 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.: $6 pre-sale or $7.50 at the door. Details: Diane (559) 877-3401.
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.
28th annual Christmas Craft Fair - Mariposa / Yosemite Crafter's Guild Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, December 13 to December 15; Jewelry, original artwork, woodworking, knitted and crocheted goods, baby and full-sized Afghans, handmade soaps, household goods and plenty more. Mariposa American Legion Hall, 5117 Bullion St., Mariposa. Details: Janet Shoff (209) 742-6062.
10th Annual Christmas Tree Lot at Wasuma School Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 4 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 2 to 9 foot Douglas and Noble trees. Friday is the tree lighting and visit with Santa 6 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate. Donations appreciated. Wasuma School , 43109 Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. $15 to $65 for trees. Details: Carey Smith (559) 760-6939.
Christmas Craft Show - Soroptimist of Mariposa 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7; handmade gifts with over 85 local crafters. Door prizes and raffles. Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Highway 49S, Mariposa. Free admission and parking. Details: Karen Verdugo (209) 742-4680.
Coarsegold Tree Lighting 5 p.m. Friday, December 6; craft fair, Santa Claus, cookie decorating and more. Coarsegold Village Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 683-3900.
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.
Christmas on the Mountain at Sugar Pine Christian Camps 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7; Family fun with hay rides, pine bough crafts, decorate cookies, games, lunch, family photos, Red Rider BB gun range.
Family Christmas story with author, illustrator and speaker Steve Riley. 48478 Mill Canyon Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: RSVP please to Bob@sugarpine.org.
Christmas Tree lighting - Oakhurst 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7; Enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carols, hot cider, coffee, cocoa, hot dogs, cookies. Pony rides and bounce house. Pine cone decorating, petting zoo. Corner of Hwy. 41 and Crane Valley Road, Oakhurst. Free.
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. Event Center at Bass Lake. $30 per person. Details: Details: (559) 683-9000 or www.SupportBGClub.cMarket.com.
Christmas Sing-along by the Friends of the North Fork Branch Library 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 11; Leading singing around the tree the local group "Sugar Pine." Refreshments will be served. North Fork Library, 32908 Road 222, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-2387.
Annual Children's Christmas Party - Oakhurst Elk's 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14; Children ages 4 - 12 will be treated to a holiday dance program, pizza lunch and a visit from Santa Claus, a stuffed animal, item of clothing and a reading book. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: Dennis Huff, Exalted Ruler (559) 683-2717.
Holiday Home Tour sponsored by MCW - Mountain Community Women 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch being served 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14; take a self-guided tour of decorated homes plus air streams and a caboose. The event is for adults only. All proceeds go to benefit and maintain the Oakhurst Community Center. email@example.com Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Suggested donation is $17. Details: Jill (559) 641-7867 or Kraft and Lee Insurance.
Community Christmas Choral Concert - 4th Annual 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15; "The Promise of Light" with a live orchestra and a community chorus of more than 50-voices from local area churches. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free - donations appreciated. Details: Cathy Walker (559) 906-3068.
Christmas Feast Outpouring 3 - 7 p.m. Monday, December 23; Free dinner, food, music, and Christmas presents. Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Rebecca (559) 313-9570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner - "Don't be alone for Christmas" 12 noon Wednesday, December 25; seniors are invited who will be alone on Christmas Day. Appetizers will be served at noon. Lunch will follow at 1 p.m. Please call for reservations and or transportation if needed. This is a 17 year tradition, so please come and share your day. Senior Center, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Carol Breit (559) 683-3811.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Coarsegold Resource Conservation District 10 a.m. Thursday, December 5; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.
Women In Business Luncheon and Networking noon Thursday, December 12; Gourmet soup and salad buffet, dessert and beverage.Featuring the Children's Strings, a Holiday Vintage Fashion Show from vintage Chic Boutique and a tour of the Ascent Spa. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Tenaya Lodge , Forest View Room, Fish Camp. $20. Details: Reservations a must (559) 683-7766 or Chamber@OakhurstChamber.com.
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.
Winter Concert - Yosemite High School 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5; bands, choirs, percussion, and Bass Lake District Bands. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. $4. Details: (559) 683-4667.
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.
Mountain Pianists 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.
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. 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.
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; "MCW " serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Check out our website at: firstname.lastname@example.org Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3068.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.