Community News - 3/13/14 edition

March 11, 2014 

YHS Sober Grad

Because Yosemite High will no longer be sponsoring Sober Grad Night, a parent group has taken the event over and is seeking community support. The group will meet, 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, at Oakhurst Elementary's multi-purpose room. Those interested are urged to attend.

Details: Sophia Ewert, (559) 760-6961.

A thank you to the community

The Shea/Schweikert Family would like to show their appreciation to the community by inviting everyone to join in a celebration of 11-year-old Clancy Shea's life, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15 at Mountain Christian Center.

Golden Age of Flight

The Oakhurst Branch Library will host Genie Pratt, author of "The Golden Age of Flight: The Rise and Fall of Pan Am," at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 15, in the new Community Room.

Pratt will take her audience through the history of the Flying Clipper Ships as they revolutionized world travel. Specifically, she will describe the history of Pan Am Airlines which became a prominent American ambassador to the world.

Details: (559) 683-4838.

Benefitting veterans

A pancake breakfast, job fair for Yosemite National Park and stand-down to benefit veterans will be held 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 22, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The stand-down is sponsored by Caring Veterans, Inc. Breakfast: $5 donation.

Details: Ken Dow, (559) 760-7647.

Walk for the Cure

The Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held at Woodward Park, with breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 29. registration, entertainment 9:15 — walk begins 10 a.m.

Details: to register -

Free community band concert April 6

The Oakhurst Community Band will present a free spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 6, at Mountain Christian Center on Highway 49 behind True Value Home Center. The "Super Heroes" concert will feature music from Superman, Spiderman, the Avengers, and the Incredibles.

Details: Bob Curan, (559) 760-3840,

Valley View Exhibit

The deadline to submit an entry into the Valley View exhibit has passed but the Sierra Art Trails wants to invite the public to view the entries April 5, through May 4, at Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst. The Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday and is located at 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst.

The show will feature works that address the history, present state, and possibly future of Yosemite National Park.

A pot-luck dinner will be held from 4 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, for those who are interested. Those attending the potluck are asked to bring a dish to share.

Bingo for a Cure

Minarets High School's Michaela Brost will host a bingo fundraiser for his senior legacy project from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in the Minarets High School Media Lounge.

Entry is $10 and will include lunch and cash prizes for the winning cards. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Association through the Relay for Life.

Details: (559) 676-7858

Forks and Miller's opening soon

Miller's Landing and Forks Resort will be opening for the season on Bass Lake in the coming weeks.

The Forks Resort will be opening Friday, March 28 and Miller's Landing is set to open its doors on Friday, April 4.

Both The Forks Resort is located along the lake's south shore, and Miller's Landing is located on the south shore near the dam.

Wood Choppers demo day April 12

Wood Shoppers Supply Demo Day will be held 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Wood Choppers Supply located at 40451 Highway 41 between Yosemite gas and Valero.

The cost of the demonstration is free and will include a chain saw safety class at noon, door prizes, a chance to enter to win a chain saw, 10% off all new equipment, food and door prizes.

Details: (559) 683-7621

Grand Jury seeks volunteers

The Madera County Superior Court is currently accepting applications for the grand jury term July 2014 - June 2015. Volunteers from throughout the county will be considered. The primary function of the grand jury is studying and reviewing the operations of local government and making recommendations for improvements or changes.

Candidates must be a United States citizen over 18 years of age and a resident of Madera County.

The deadline to apply is March 31.

Details: (559) 675-7730

St. Patrick's Day celebrations and fundraisers

The Sierra Senior Center

The Sierra Senior Center will host its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at 5 p.m., March 15, at the Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Cost is $10 for non-members and $7 for members and will include door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Door will open at 4 p.m.

Details: (559) 658-2200

North Fork Boosters

The North Fork Boosters will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration and party, 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the Town Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage served beginning at 6. Dancing and games for the kids will be offered until 9 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple, $5 per child and student.

Details: North Fork Boosters, (559) 877-7700;

District Attorney fundraiser

A fundraiser for David Linn, district attorney candidate, will be held 6 p.m., this Saturday, Sierra Meadows Country Club. In addition to the corned beef and cabbage dinner, there will be drawings and live Irish music performed by Sugar Pine.

Cost is $50 per person, free for designated drivers. Details: (559) 683-7333.

Crab Cakes Restaurant and Roman's Bar

Crab Cakes Restaurant and Roman's Bar will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day fundraiser Monday, March 17 benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst.

For $10, each person can enjoy a corned beef and cabbage lunch or dinner with $2 of every plate and 10% of bar sales being donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst.

Details: (559) 641-7667,

Ducey's Bar & Grill

Ducey's Bar & Grill will offer corned beef and cabbage plate, 11 a.m. to closing, Monday, March 17. Cost is $12 per plate, with $5 from each plate going to the Bass Lake Education Foundation.

Details: (559) 642-3737

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