Community News - 2/6/14 edition of the Sierra Star

February 4, 2014 

Cliby meet and greet

Paul Cliby, candidate for Madera County District 5 Supervisor, is hosting a "meet and greet," noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Yosemite Lakes Park Rec Center on Long Hollow Drive. A barbecue lunch will be served for $10, children $5 and age 5 and under free. Details: (559) 658-7723,

Children's art event Saturday

Oakhurst's Timberline Gallery and Gallery Yosemite will host a special event 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, enticing children to find the joy in drawing, beading and weaving. Children will have a coloring and drawing contest, classes on beading and weaving, plus a "How to Draw what you see in Nature" class.

This is one of the many area events scheduled to honor the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary during the year. The two galleries will host a different free art event each month through September.

Other upcoming events in the Yosemite "Rocks" series are: March 8 - How to See a Story by Zyg Zee; April 5 to May 4 - Sierra Art Trails presents Valley View: Yosemite Trails, Currents and Visions; May 10 - High definition photography by Andrew Erickson.

June 14 - Panorama photography by Mark Heliger.

July 12 - Summer children's event with painting, art stations, stenciling, and clay bears. Details: and

Senior Center soup night Feb. 14

The public is invited to the Sierra Senior Center's Valentine's Soup Night, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at the center behind the Oakhurst Community Center.

The meal will include six homemade soups including New England clam chowder, ham and Navy bean, and tomato bisque, a tossed green salad, a variety of breads and rolls, and a variety of cakes and pies for dessert.

All proceeds go to the the Sierra Senior Society for the continued operation of the senior center.

Cost is $5 per person and reservations are suggested. Details: (559) 658-2200.

Free Waste Disposal in North Fork

The Madera County Office of Engineering is offering a free waste disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at North Fork Elementary School.

The event is to help the environment and help the citizens of the Mountain Area dispose of hazardous waste materials. Products for disposal include oil filters, antifreeze, anything containing mercury, insect spray, weed killers, pool chemicals, and pesticides.

Quantities are limited to 15 gallons of liquids or 125 pounds solid per trip. Medical waste, radioactive material, large compressed gas cylinders will not be accepted. Details: Lorenzo Nadora (559) 675-7817 ext. 3309

"Romance" at the Met

The Met Cinema in Oakhurst will show the movie "Romance" at 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. The independent film, shot entirely in the Fresno area, was nominated for the best guerrilla award at the AOF 'Action On Film' Festival in August.

Anyone who has trouble in a relationship can relate to this fun film.

Tickets are $10 each and can be ordered at Details: - "Romance at the Met."

Poetry out loud

Poetry Out Loud county competition will be held at 1 p.m., this Saturday, at the Yosemite High School Theater. Participating schools include Yosemite, Chowchilla, Glacier, Liberty, Minarets, and Minarets Charter. Financial scholarships will given to the top three winners. Details: Sherril Royse, (559) 661-7005

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