Community Calendar for 7/3/14 edition

July 1, 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

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 .

Worship in the Park - 7p.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (559) 642-6392.

Railroad Melodrama at Sugar Pine Railroad - Sunday, July 20; Golden Chain Theatre and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad presents a fun evening as you first enjoy dinner, then ride the old steam train to an open air theater in the forest. Fish Camp. Details: www.ymspr.com or (559) 683-7273.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - July 8 - 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 - July 15 - 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 - Aug. 5 - 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 - July 22 - 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.

Teens Event - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10; Live band, games and food. Sponsored by Hillside Baptist Church. Ages 13 - 18 year-olds only. Recreation Center, North Fork. Free. Details: Sarah (559) 877-7771.

Vacation Bible School - 5 - 8 p.m. July 7 - 11; K - 12 grades. Kids's worship, Bible study and more. Sponsored by Hillside Baptist Church. Hillside Baptist Church, Road 200 at Wyle Ranch Road, North Fork. Free. Details: Sarah (559) 877-7771.

Vacation Bible School - 9 -11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24 to 26; K - 6th grade. Childcare available on Saturday. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. $5 per child or $12 family. Details: (559) 683-2254 to register.

FUNDRAISERS

Huge Oakhurst Rummage Sale - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12; furniture, electronics, household items, linens, DVD's, tons of items - everything. Benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis - 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13; pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. $6 adults, $3 children 12 and under, 5 and under Free.

Spaghetti Dinner - Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club - 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, July 18; all you can eat. See our FaceBook page for more information where to buy tickets. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. $10 . Details: (559) 760-4365.

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.

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 - 3 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. $9. 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.

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 Women's Fellowship - August "Music for Healing" - Noon, First Wednesday; no reservations necessary. Speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

Oakhurst Democratic Club - 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5; YHS Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award winners. 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.

PUBLIC FORUMS

North Fork - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler - 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kuhugib Road, North Fork. 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) 977-6964.

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.

Celebrate Recovery - 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

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, July 8 and July 22; 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.

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 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.

Grief Recovery - video seminar and support - 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 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.

Parkinson's support group - No meetings in July. Summer Break. Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon Swanson (559) 658-7798.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "The Boarding House" comedy by Vern Hardin - 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.

North Fork Community Art Gallery - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5; Painter Marcia Abram will be applying water colors to paper and demonstrating the interations of the two. Bring your materials and follow along. Old Mill Site, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-2487.

North Fork Community Art Gallery - 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6; Questions answered by a Pro. Come along as Paul Henry Abram teacher dissets the camera - his and yours (bring yours). Old Mill Site, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-2487.

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