Community News for 6/26/14 edition

June 24, 2014 

Kids worship

Hillside Baptist Church will offer kids worship, Bible study, games, arts, crafts, food and lots of fun, 5-8 p.m., July 7-11. The activities are open to those in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The church is located on Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Road in North Fork.

Fireworks donations sought

The Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations for this year's fireworks display at Bass Lake. Donation cans have been placed at many Bass Lake businesses, including Miller's Landing, The Forks Resort, Ducey's, The Pines Resort, Pines Market, Good 'Ol Daze and the Pines Village Bakery. Donations can also be made through PayPal on the Bass Lake Chamber website.

Alzheimer's/Dementia support group

Valley Caregiver Resource Center will offer an Alzheimer's/Dementia support group, 10-11:30 a.m., on July 8 and July 22, at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Road 426 and Black Road.

This group is open to the loved ones of a person with Alzheimer's and Dementia who would like to exchange information, feelings, difficulties and more in a supportive environment.

Details: (559) 224-9154; or (800) 541-8614.

Grief recovery support

The Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church will offer a 13-week support group and video seminar for all those left behind after the death of a loved one. The group will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, at the church located at 50443 School Road (427) in Oakhurst.

A $15 registration fee includes workbook.

Details: (559) 683-2254.

Collector car appreciation day

The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce will host collector car appreciation day and barbecue, 5-8 p.m., Friday, July 11, at the Coarsegold Historic Village. It's open to all makes, models and years.

Details: Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce, (559) 642-2262; or

Randy Houser concert

Randy Houser will be performing at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino Friday, July 11 in the outdoor pavilion.

Show time is at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the concert start at $35 and can be purchased online at or at the Gallery Boutique.

Collectible book sale

The Friends of the Library will hold its collectible book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28 in the community room of the Oakhurst Library.

An excellent selection of gently used classics, history, cookbooks, travel, self-help, and books on arts and crafts will be available. Prices are $2 and up, with children's books at $1.

Details: (559) 658-5639.

Mariposa Master Gardeners workshop

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a free workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 12 at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School.

The workshop will include speaker Beverly Bulaon, entomologist and forester for the Central Sierra, who will address the mass die-off of Foothill and Ponderosa Pines and the role of the bark beetle. Rebecca Miller-Cripps, of the Natural Resources Program, will be discussing oaks and how to care for them during these stressful times.

Details: Ag Advisors office, (209) 966-2417.

Heritage Days Parade meetings

Volunteers are being sought for the upcoming Heritage Days Parade. A meeting to discuss and organize the upcoming Heritage Days Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 26, in the Cunnigham School at Fresno Flats.

Future meetings will be held at the same time and place on July 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16.

Details: Sandy Brinley, (559) 683-7027 or

Chapel building Open House

The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting an Open House for the Chapel Hill professional building on Tuesday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Chapel Hill owner Robert Jacques is planning a tour of the building, art exhibit and celebration of the bridge completion.

The event will include live music on the patio, refreshments and no-host bar.

Details: Chamber, (559) 683-7766 or

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