Community Calendar for 5/15/14 edition of the Sierra Star

May 13, 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

Starbucks - Oakhurst - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25; 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: William Bertolani (559) 658-8101.

Yosemite National Park Lions Club - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28; All donors receive a free Vintage T-shirt. YNP visitors Center., Yosemite Nat'l Park. Details: Bill Thomas (559) 742-2343.


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.

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.


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.


ETC.

Farmer's Market - Oakhurst - 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; locally grown produce, prepared foods and hand-crafted products. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake - 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. www.goodoldaze.com Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163 .

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

Collection Day for Mountain Bear Fan Club - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17; the Club will be collecting new and used bears and stuffed animals. the animals will be used in our gifting program. Bear Park, 49196 Crane Valley Road (426) next to Mountain Comforts, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7929.


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 - June 3 - 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

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.

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.

Bass Lake 24th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show - 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17; sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club featuring over 30 preserved and restored water craft. All proceeds go toward sight preservation and other community projects including camp for deaf and sight impaired children. Bring your old eyeglasses, cell phones and hearing aids for recycling and get 2 free raffle tickets for the mega drawing. Miller's Landing, South Shore, Bass Lake. $5 to see boats (children under 10 free). Details: Jim Milligin (559) 642-3420.

"Fill-the-Boot" Fire Fighters and MDA - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 24; Celebrate 60-year partnership while helping to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please support your local Firefighters as you travel through the intersection. Hwy. 41 & Hwy 49 , Oakhurst. Details: MDA Ex. Dir. Carrie Danny (559) 453-9822.

Huge Oakhurst Rummage Sale - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7; 50% off all items - everything. Benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.


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.

Oakhurst Garden Club - 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18; Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens workshop. True Value Hardware, Hwy. 49 & Westlake Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7117.


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.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking - noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

North Fork Rancheria TANF Executive Board - 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Board meetings regular schedule. Please confirm attendance. 33988 Douglas Ranger Station Road, North Fork. Details: Vicki Kastrow (559) 877-5503.

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.

SDA Church presents - Operation Blueprint: Six Keys, One Mystery - 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. seminar on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Saturday, until 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.

Yosemite Area Audubon Society field trip - 8 a.m.

Saturday, May 17; Field trip to Foresta in Yosemite. Suitable for beginners, bring binoculars, field guides, snacks, lunch and beverages.

www.yosemiteaudubon.org.

Meet at Midpines County Park on Hwy. 140, Mariposa. Oakhurst-area residents can meet the Mariposa group 8:45 a.m. Sear's store parking lot on Junction Drive. Free. Details: (209) 742-5579.

Sierra Freepackers - Backcountry Horsemen of California - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20; Discuss work parties, trail rides, volunteer projects. See FB: Sierra Freepackers. Old Fire station at Library on Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst. Free. Details: modell@sti.net.

Tea Party Action meeting - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20; Discussion of the candidates and issues for the primary election. Bring your ballots! Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (866) 565-1379 or matp@sti.net.

Oakhurst Democratic Club - 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7; Linda Pennington and Mel Kelly form Madera County Grand Jury Assoc. 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.

Mountain Pianists - 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 18; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Old Town Family Fun Play Day - 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17; Timed Events, BBQ, Prizes, Italian Ice, Raffle, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Crepe Paper Ride, etc. No dogs or stallions allowed on grounds. Old Town, 55420 Road 226, North Fork. free. Details: Holly at hjohnson@netptc.net.

Kelty Meadow Horse Camp - 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17; come see upgrades and enjoy live demonstrations at several camp sites. Mule packing, dutch oven cooking and more. Sierra Freepacker unit. Details: Joyce Granger (559) 283-4058

Natural Health & Fitness Fair - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31; A gathering of local businesses and non-profit organizations to promote natural health and fitness. Sponsored by Natural Instincts Community Birth Collective. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Jenny (559) 868-3635 or natinstcbc@gmail.com.

Women's Golf event - 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 10; Free Women's Golf lessons, contests, raffles and wine. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. Details: Linda Shepler (559) 683-8408 or shephikes@yahoo.com.

Walk & Run - 11th Annual Table Mountain Rancheria's Pow-Wow - registration 8 a.m., event 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14; cash prizes for all caegories. Millerton & Sky Harbour Roads, Millerton. $5 registration fee, $3 seniors 60+ and children under 12. Details: (559) 822-2890.


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.


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.

General Caregiver Support by Valley Caregiver Resource Center - 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27; 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 .


THEATER

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.

Golden Chain Theatre "The Mumberley Inheritance" melodrama by Warren Graves - June 14,15, June 21, 22, June 28, 29 and July 5,6, July12, 13 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 Thursdays; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue, Chowchilla. Details: Glenna Jarvis (559) 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

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