Community Calendar for 6/5/14 edition

June 3, 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.


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

Barn Dance to Benefit the Sierra Mountain Little League - 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14; Music, Dinner, Dancing, no host bar. Dinner provided by Supernaw's Bar-B-Q. Old Barn on Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $20 or $150 table of 8. Details: Jennifer Garner (559) 676-9238.


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 .


FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - June 10 - 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 - June 17 - 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 - June 24 - 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

"Whine & Noses" to benefit EMC-SPCA - 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, June 20; hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, raffle prizes, live music. Proceeds for the No Kill Shelter building fund or check out: emcspca.org Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. $10 donation. Details: (559) 642-6611.

Carnival and Open House - Children's Museum 17th Anniversary - 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21; Games, crafts, special visitors, food and activities. Children's Museum of the Sierra, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. , Oakhurst. Free admission to museum is included with ticket purchase. Details: (559) 658-5656.


FUNDRAISERS

Spaghetti dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra - 5 - 7 p.m. First Friday- June 6; 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.

Coloring Contest - Michael for Mayor - Contest ends June 15th deadline ; Children pre K thru 12. Pick up page to color of the "Little Church on the Hill" at any of the following locations: Children's Museum, Western Sierra Nursery, Oakhurst Giftworks, Crab Cakes, and Dorseys Hallmark. Oakhurst. $1 per entry. Details: Deadline June 15.

Book Sale by FOBL - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. New offerings of slightly used books. 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.

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.

Oakhurst Garden Club - 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8; How to Heat Proof your Garden 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.

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 TANF Executive Board - 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Board meetings regular schedule. Dates subject to change, confirm attendance. 57911 Old Mill Site Court, North Fork. Details: V. Kelley (559) 877-5500.

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.

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.

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.

Regional Water Management Group - 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 9; Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-3263 .

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking - noon Thursday, June 12; Speaker: Shawna Petrushkin of Ameriprise. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Round Table Pizza, Von's Center, Oakhurst. $9 members/$10 guest or non-members. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766 or chamber@oakhurstchamber.com.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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 categories. 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. Tuesdays; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) 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.

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer's and dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.


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.

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 Thursday; 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). Adventist Clinic, 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.

Grief Recovery - 13 week video seminar and support - 6:30 p.m. Thursdays - beginning June 5 ; for all those left behind after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a ministry of - Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. $15 registration fee includes workbook. Details: (559) 683-2254.


THEATER

Lincoln and Liberty Concert - in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.; Featuring Wayne Scott as President Lincoln and songs of the 1860's by the Sierra Chamber Singers and Friends. Sponsored by the Vision Academy of the Arts to raise funds for local Scholarships. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Byers (559) 683-7071.

Golden Chain Theatre "The Mumberley Inheritance" melodrama by Warren Graves - June 14,15, June 21, 22, June 28, 29 and July 5,6, July 12, 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.

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.

Caring Veterans of America - 9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.


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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