Town Hall tonight
Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold his first Town Hall meeting of 2016 from 6 p.m. - 8 tonight, Jan. 14, at the Oakhurst Community Center.
Topics include updates to Cal Fire, the Oakhurst Community College Center, and more.
Women’s conference seeks grant applications
The Board of Directors of the Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC) is seeking nonprofits serving women and children to apply for mini-grants totaling $70,000. The winners will be recognized at CCWC’s Community Celebration Grant Reception on Wednesday, April 6.
The criteria for grant submission are posted on ccwc-fresno.org. All grant applications must be submitted by Jan. 25.
This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center.
The Women in Business luncheon will be held today, Jan. 14, at Round Table Pizza. Speakers will be the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and WIB committee.
A free workshop on winter gardening will be held 1 p.m., Jan. 17, at True Value Home Center in Oakhurst. Learn the fun technique of winter sowing, preparing new garden beds, how to use ratchet loppers for winter pruning, and more. Participants will receive a 20% coupon good for any plants.
Details: (559) 683-7117.
Special food giveaway
Everyone is welcome to attend a special food giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 22, at Our Lady of the Sierra Church off School Road in Oakhurst.
Details: Madera Food Bank, (559) 674-1482.
YHS talent show
Yosemite High School will host its first talent show of the year at 6 p.m. Feb. 1, in its main theater, as part of the North Sequoia League talent competition.
Applications are accepted until Jan. 19, with auditions scheduled Jan. 22 and dress rehearsals Jan. 29. Prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third.
Details: (559) 683-4667.
Diane Bennett Smith of Fresno was one of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino’s first major winners with a $188,552 jackpot. She said she was “too shocked to even scream” when she saw the numbers rolling in, and that she planned on buying a new car and making home improvements.
Chukchansi Gold reopened Dec. 31, after it was closed in October of 2014 due to a clash between rival tribal factions.