Dream It Conference
High school girls have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities, meet professional role models, create achievable goals, and learn how to turn failure into success at the free “Dream It - Be It” conference, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jan. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center.
Attendees will be served breakfast and lunch at the event. Registration and breakfast will be held 8 - 8:45 a.m., and will receive a resource guide for continued guidance and mentorship at the end of the day.
Registration and parental consent forms can be found at www.dreamitbeitgirls.com.
Details: Nikki Van Velson (559) 760-1493, Michele Shockley (559) 658-1803.
Rainfall above averages
While storms continued to drench the Mountain Area by press time Tuesday, totals were above seasonal averages for the first time since pre-2010.
Phil Messerschmitt, with the official government weather station at the Bass Lake Ranger District, said from July 1 last year to Jan. 19, the station had received 18.22 inches.
Messerschmitt said records kept since 1903 indicate a 17.44 inch normal total by the end of January, and 32 inches from July 1 to June 30 each year.
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 Installation Dinner Jan. 29, at the North Fork Town Hall. Meet and mingle begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and installation, at 7 p.m.
The dinner, catered by Frank Prudhomme Catering, includes Penne Pasta with choice of Marinara sauce, zucchini with toasted walnuts and rosemary, and a dessert. There will be a full bar, hosted by the North Fork Boosters, 50/50 raffle, and door prize. Cost is $15 per person.
Reservations (deadline of Jan. 22) are recommended, but tickets can be purchased at the door.
Details: (559) 877-2410, or NorthForkvc@gmail.com.
Raley’s names new VP of marketing
Raley’s has named Deirdre Zimmermann as senior vice president of marketing. Zimmermann will lead the advertising, marketing, and external communications teams. As the company continues to promote the vision of health and wellness, Zimmermann, a graduate of Barnard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in art history, will bring new strategies for attracting new customers.
Founded in 1935 by Thomas P. Raley, Raley’s is a privately owned, family operated supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento. The company operates 122 stores in Northern California and Nevada under four banners: Raley’s Supermarkets, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, and Food Source.
Planning Heritage Days Jan. 26
Gwen Dunn, Mountain Heritage Days chairwoman, hopes to return the event to some of the exciting elements of yesteryear, and is seeking volunteers to help with the event.
The first planning meeting will be held 6:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Cunningham School House at Fresno Flats. Topics to be discussed will include town decorations and signage, marketing, carnival booths, box car race, art show, silent auction, mountain belle contest, and vendors.
Dunn can be contacted at the Fresno Flats office, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Jan. 12-13.
Details: (559) 265-2608, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crab Cakes to host Fieldwork Brewing
Crab Cakes Restaurant will host a special event starting 6 p.m. Jan. 30, where it will host draft beers from craft brewer Fieldwork Brewing Co. in Berkeley.
For $15, guests will receive a 10-ounce souvenir tasting glass, a sampling of four drafts paired with selected foods, and a 10-ounce pour of whatever beer the customer prefers most.
Details: (559) 641-7667.
The Golden Chain Theatre will perform Steel Magnolias May 6-22. Because some of the scenes take place in a hair salon, they are in need of appropriate items (like a dryer chair, swivel chair, perm rods, and much more). The items don’t have to be new or beautiful.
By helping dress the stage with a donated item, you will enjoy a free private showing on May 5, and your salon name will be placed in the program. To donate, drop off your donation, along with your business card to the Golden Chain Theatre office on any Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., before March 12.
The larger items (dryer and swivel chairs) are good for full admission to the event for all the stylists in your salon. A partial list of other items needed include five combs, roller rack (standard style), two hairdressers smocks without logos, small rolling manicure table, rolling manicure tray, bottles of fanciful, aqua net, any products from the 1980’s (nothing too modern, can be empty).
For tickets, (559) 683-7112, or online at goldenchaintheatre.org.
Details: Director Peter Clarke or Jennifer Piccolotti via Facebook.
Israeli ambassador to speak in Mountain Area
Yoram Ettinger, a former ambassador from Israel and writer about the Middle East, will speak about the conflicts between the United States and Islam Jan. 30.
Beginning 9 a.m. at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Ettinger will then speak 7 p.m. at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church.
Details: (559) 877-2882.