Community Calendar for 2/6/14 edition of the Sierra Star

February 4, 2014 

BINGO

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.

BLOOD DRIVE

Sierra Telephone — 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 6; all donors receive a CCBC tote bags. 49150 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Lisa Morin (559) 642-0109 .

Starbucks - Oakhurst — 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, February 8; all donors receive a free CCBC water bottle and valuable coupons 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: William Bertolani (559) 658-8101.

Yosemite Lakes Park — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 15; donors will receive a free vintage T-shirt and a variety of discounts from valley businesses for dining, recreation, entertainment, and services. 30250 Yosemite Springs Pkwy., YLP Coarsegold. Details: Carol Besselievre (559) 683-0214.

CLUBS

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 - 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.

ETC.

Tax-Aide - Income Tax return preparation and electronic filing — Tuesdays; offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program to all ages free of all cost and charges. Returns prepared on site and then electronically filed. Senior Center, Oakhurst. Free and expanded services. Details: Senior Center by appointment only (559) 658-2200.

Federal and State Income Tax return preparation — Feb 2, March 8, March 22, April 12. Four Saturday's only ; must make appointment. Oakhurst Branch Library, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 285-1494.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - Feb. 11th — 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 - Feb. 18th — 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 - Jan. 28 and Feb. 25th — 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.

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.

Girl Scout Cookie Drive-thorough — 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays; Girl Scout cookie season is here.... drive thorough and pick up your favorite flavors from the Brownie Troop # 3041 (2nd and 3rd graders). Sierra Star, 49165 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Teri (559) 760-3018.

GALLERIES

Children's Day at the Gallery — 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8; Hands-on activities for children, including jewelry making, stamping, bubble printing, painting and collage. Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3345.

GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club — 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, Mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

Manzanita Garden Club — 10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.

Coarsegold Community Center Board — 3:30 p.m. Second Monday; 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-7953.

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.

North Fork Rancheria Executive Board — 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Board meetings regular schedule. NFR Family Wellness Center, 56901 Kunugib Road, North Fork. Details: V. Kastrow (559) 877-2027.

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.

Central Sierra Watershed Committee — 9 a.m. Last Wednesday; Presentation by Andy Gordus from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife "Illegal Pot Farms: impacts to fish, wildlife, and water quality. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: Jeannie Habben (559) 642-3263 - info@cfwatershed.org.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) — 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13; all volunteer group promotes literacy. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Terry Newland (559) 642-6298.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking — noon Thursday, February 13; Speakers: Tammy Loveland and Stacy Woods from Form Fitness. sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Yosemite Gateway Assoc. of Realtors Conference Room, Junction Drive, Oakhurst. $13 chamber members / $15 non-members. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

MUSIC

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.

Mountain Pianists — 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

PUBLIC FORUMS

YLP - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler — 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, February 20; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (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.

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

SENIOR PROGRAMS

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; "MCW " serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Check out our website at: mountaincommunitywomen.com 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.

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.

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.

Chronic Illness Group — 10 a.m. First and Third Thursday; anyone suffering from chronic illness including cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, I.B.S. or chronic back pain. Also share research when substantiated. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

Renew - 12 week course — Must pre-register to attend: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Sexual abuse recovery group for women (18+) who have been sexually violated as a child or adult and wish to recover, deal and restoration from pain and emotional trauma. Confidentially and not be judged.

Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Trish (559) 683-2254.

General Caregiver Support by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 11 to March 25; a class for caregivers entitled Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Contact (800) 541-8614 .

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.

Caring Veterans of America — 9:30 a.m. Second Wednesday; Denny's Restaurant - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

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.

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