Community Calendar for 4/24/14 edition of the Sierra Star

April 22, 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

Oakhurst Community - - 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; donors receive a Free T-shirt. Community College Center parking lot on Crane Valley Road (426) and Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst. Details: Celia Zamora (559) 675-4773.


CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes - - 6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Tuesday; www.southernhighsierracorvettes.com. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Paul Linton (559) 676-0680.


CLUBS

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 mimi@netptc.net.

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.

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.


DANCING

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.


ETC.

Nat'l Take Back Drug Initiative - Madera County Sheriff John Anderson - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26; safe and secure location to turn in unwanted prescription and non- prescription drugs. Second location in Madera at 14143 Road 28. Sheriff's office, 48267 Liberty Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: Madera County Sheriff's office.

Stage Route Tour - by the Coarsegold Historical Society - 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26; 6 hour bus tour of the historic part of Eastern Madera County. Must have reservations. Includes lunch with special dessert. , Coarsegold. $40. Details: CHS@sti.net (559) 683-8877.

National Day of Prayer Breakfast - 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1; reserve your tickets by April 29. Music, fellowship, prayer. Yosemite Lakes Community Church ,43840 Patrick Ave., Coarsegold. $7 donation.

Community Baby Shower - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3; New and gently used baby items. Valuable resources including a certified midwife who will address lactation issues. All pregnant moms and families with kids age 5 and under are invited. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, Oakhurst. free. Details: Joy Judd (559) 642-4181.

Mountain Community Service Club Expo - 9 a.m. and lunch 12 - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3; numerous displays from each service club.... Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Elks, Boy Scouts, Fresno Flats and many others. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free admission, free coffee and donuts. $5 BBQ lunch . Details: Dottie Lee (559) 683-5119.

Coarsegold Grandmothers Club - Yard Sale - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17; books, kitchen items, clothes, misc. items. The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Rd., Coarsegold.


FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - May 13 - 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.

Our Lady of the Sierra - May 20 - 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.

Raymond Community Church - May 6 - 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. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - May 27 - 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

Home and Garden Fair - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17; family fun, prizes, games, food, arts and crafts, petting zoo. Over 50 artisans and local vendors! Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors Office, 40298 Junction Drive, Oakhurst. Free admission. Details: Karina (559) 683-5500.


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.

Church Yard Sale - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. Rain or shine. Hillside Baptist Church, Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Road. North Fork. Details: (559) 877-7771

Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Dinner to support Boy Scout Troop 316 - 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, April 25; dinners include salad, pilaf, roll, drink and dessert. Scouts will be pre-selling tickets. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10. Details: Brandy Howard (559) 281-0520.

Collectible Book Sale by FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26; used books in excellent condition, almost new and classics, cookbooks, coffee table books. Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Branch Library. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. $2 and up, $1 children's. Details: (559) 642-4333 www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Flea Market, Boutique & Rummage Sale - Mountain Community Women - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26; Indoors... All proceeds go to support and maintain the Oakhurst Community Center. Green thumbs selling plants. Plants, flowers and food service available too! Community Center on 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-6192.

North Fork Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Tri-Tip BBQ - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26; take-out available. Lots of items for drawing and silent auction. Desserts available for purchase by North Fork Women's Club. Kennedy Hall at North Fork School. $8 at the door, $7 pre-sale and seniors. Children under 10 $5. Details: Linda Gott-Maddox (only evenings) (559) 877-4458.

Rotary Evening at Erna's - 8th Annual benefit Boy's and Girl's Club - 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27; Executive Chef Johathan Perkins will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairing. Erna's Elderberry House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $125 per person. Details: Doug Macaulay (559) 683-4494.

La Sierra Guild of Children's Hospital Central California Cinco De Mayo Event - 11:30 am Friday, May 2; Lunch by El Cid's. Raffles and opportunity drawing. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki (559) 683-5854.

4th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3; Arts and crafts for all genres. Food and beverages, raffle and entertainment. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Proceeds go to Holy Family Table and Doors of Hope in Madera. Holy Spouses Hall, 310 North I Street, Madera. Details: (559) 481-2197.

Book Sale by FOBL - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $1 children's 50 cents. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. $3 Bag Clearance - fill up our grocery bag $3. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Kellen Rescue Rummage Sale - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10; Look for signs, benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.


GALLERIES

Gallery Gala - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4; 7th annual re-opening. Raffles of fine art by professional local artists. Community Development Council (CDC) conference room at the North Fork Sawmill site., North Fork. free. Details: 877-2487.


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.


HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Mother's Day 8th Annual "Tea Time" - 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10; sponsored by the Women's Guild. RSVP by April 30. Bring your Mothers, Grandmother, Daughters and more. Enjoy a lunch and special entertainment. Our Lady of the Sierra, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Donations accepted, reserved seating only. Details: Linda (559) 877-4111 or lindarobison1414@gmail.com.


MEETINGS

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 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

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.

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.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District - 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

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 Bear Fan Club - 11:30 a.m. Third Thursday. Details: (559) 683-1111.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst/Coarsegold - 6:30 p.m. Third Tuesday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (866) 565-1379 or matp@sti.net.

"Keep Our Mountains Beautiful" - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24; or email: komb4emc@gmail.com Denny's Restaurant - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Sandee Scott (559) 760-1058.

SDA Church presents - Operation Blueprint: Six Keys, One Mystery - 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. seminar on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Saturday, April 26 to May 17; Bible seminar - explore the mystery of the Jewish Sanctuary. SDA Church, Holbrook Hall, 50690 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tanner Martin (888) 282-1924 or simonthetanner@gmail.com.

Oakhurst Democratic Club - 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3; Eric Linville from Camarena Health Center, "Covered California". Also, Marcia Hall, Madera County Auditor/Controller candidate Denny's - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.


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.

Paul Koleske in Concert - 6:30 p.m Friday, April 25; contemporary Catholic Christian musician, singer, songwriter, speaker and recording artist for Easter season. Our Lady of the Sierra, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Donations accepted. Details: (559) 642-3452.

Desert Roots - ancient rhythms, joyful songs, drumming an dancing - 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27; intro to Doumbek by Dror Sinai. Dror will be teaching pre concert class for beginning to advanced drummers. Must be pre-paid by April 13 for reservation. Private Residence in YLP, Coarsegold. workshop only $15, concert only $25 combination $37. Details: Marcia Freedman freedman@sti.net.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Roadside Litter Cleanup Event - "Keep Our Mountains Beautiful" - 8 a.m. - noon Saturday, May 3; or email: komb4emc@gmail.com for details. , Oakhurst. Details: Sandee Scott (559) 760-1058.


PUBLIC FORUMS

Coarsegold - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler - 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, 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.

Cub Scout Troop 314 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 to February 22; Rivergold School, Coarsegold. Details: Den Leader Tim McGrew (559) 760-3369.


SELF-HELP GROUPS

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.

Chronic Illness Group - 10 a.m. First and Third Thursdays; for anyone suffering from any chronic illness. We share, support and occasionally mild exercise. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.


SENIOR PROGRAMS

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.


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.

MCW - Mountain Community Women - 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 5; Speaker at 11 a.m.: Mr. Jeremy Becker regarding Diabetes sniffing dogs which he trains. He will be bringing several dogs and children to use in his presentation. "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.


SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club - Second Friday; 55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members' homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 .


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.

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.

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia - 10 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Support group for individuals caring for person with Alzheimer's or dementia. Support by Valley Caregivers Resource Center Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.


THEATER

"Tillie the Teller" Dinner Theatre - Chawanakee Academy' - 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m show time Friday, April 25; Melodrama, dinner, silent auction and comedy sketches. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. pre-sale $10, at the door $15. Details: (559) 868-4200.

An Evening with John Muir - 7 p.m. Monday, April 28; presented by the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and the North Fork History Group. John Muir impersonator, Frank Helling takes us on an adventure through the Sierra Nevada using Muir's own words and more. North Fork School Music Room, North Fork.

Golden Chain Theatre "Song of the Mounties" melodrama by Tim Kelly, a student performance - May 9, 10, May 16, 17, 18 Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; reservations or information www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12 and ask about season tickets. Details: (559) 683-7112.


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: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

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.

VFW Post 8743 - 6:30 p.m. Second Friday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.


VOLUNTEER GROUPS

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.


WORKSHOP

Central Valley Writer's Workshop - 6:30 p.m. First and third Thursday; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue . Details: Glenna Jarvis, 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

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