Tree Mortality Resource Fair
A Tree Mortality Resource Fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2, at the Oakhurst Elementary School Auditorium.
The fair allows residents to speak to staff from key agencies including Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service, FireWise, homeowners insurance, and PG&E among more about how to obtain assistance in removing dead or dying trees from their land.
The fair was organized by Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler, who has pushed for assistance for landowners with rampant tree mortality, which is expected to kill more than 22 million trees in California.
Details: Supervisor Tom Wheeler (559) 662-6050.
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Mountain Area Relay for Life fundraising event will be held Saturday, May, 14, at Badger Stadium at Yosemite High School. The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at midnight. This year’s theme is “Star Wars: May the Cure be With You.”
Tami Michel is event chairperson, (559) 658-1410, and Paulina Lusk is the Mountain Area’s American Cancer Society staff partner, (559) 760-2232.
Event officials are trying to get as many cancer survivors to sign up as possible this year. The YHS drum line will lead survivors in the first lap around the track. All survivors are treated to a breakfast after their lap. Kathy McLane, (559) 760-0006, and Linda Maddox (559) 760-2614 are this year’s Survivor Committee Co-Chairs.
The website for info, signing up as a team, team member, survivor or to make a donation: bit.ly/1Mw50rs.
The Oakhurst Community College Center will host a Community Unity event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12. Guests can enjoy local vendors, free food, job expo workshops, and learn about campus programs as well as its service clubs.
Details: (559) 683-3490.
Scenic Byway meeting April 13
The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association annual meeting will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at North Fork Elementary School.
Guest speaker will be long time North Fork resident Galen Lee, author of “Walking Where We Lived - Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family.” Lee will speak on the pre-history of the Scenic Byway.
An announcement of new things happening on the byway through partnership with the USFS will be made during the meeting. Refreshments will be served, and a free drawing will be held for Byway Tour CDs.
Gardener help line
Have a question about seed starting or weed control? Need to know what to do about ants or why your day lilies are droopy? Would you like a list of water-wise plants or suggestions for what to plant on that slope? Do you want information on how to make your yard safer from fire or how to build a bluebird house?
Mariposa County Master Gardeners (MG) can help you on all those topics. MGs are available in person 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and 2-5 p.m. Thursdays at 5009 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa; email email@example.com, or call (209) 966-7078 any time to leave a message.
Tickets are on sale now for the Madera County Master Gardeners 10th Annual Glorious Garden Tour, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 16. The tour showcases four gardens and raises funds to benefit the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden and other Madera County Master Gardener projects.
Discounted advance tickets ($20) are available at selected locations. On the day of the tour, tickets are $25, available from the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden at Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, in Madera.
Details: (559) 675-7879, ext. 7210, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library will hold a book sale 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 2, in the library’s community room. Book prices $1, and 50 cents for children’s books. Bring your library card with FOBL 2016 sticker for $1 off. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst library.
Details: (559) 642-4333
Oakhurst Lutheran Church invites the public to a fun evening event to raise funds for Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, guests can enjoy wine and cheese tasting from Idle Hour Winery and others, piano music from Gail Vanderslik, and representations of photographic art from many across the Mountain Area.
The suggested donation is $10.
Details: (559) 683-4673.
From April 17 to April 23, woodcarvers from beginner to advanced level can join in a week of instruction from professionals to best hone their craft. Hosted at the Oakhurst Community Center, classes cost $115 per person, or $170 per couple.
The week will be capped off by a woodcarver’s craft fair at the Oakhurst Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, where all can enjoy the art of woodcarving and its many creations.
Details: Larry Smith, (559) 906-4198, email@example.com.
Oakhurst Lutheran Church will host its annual Cowboy concert starting at 4 p.m., April 17. Performers include Tim and Arnie Johnson, Cliff Neufeld, Rudy Helm, Eddie Guzman, Bobby Black, and Jimmy Collier. A $20 donation is suggested, with limited seating available.
Details: (559) 683-4673, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhine River Cruise
Those wishing to cruise the famous Rhine River in Europe can join the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce on an amazing journey. An informational presentation will be held 5 p.m. April 12 about the trip.
The cruise, which includes seven nights aboard the 5-star Charles Dickens, a night in Lucerne, Switzerland, round trip airfare from San Francisco, and much more, starts at $3,899 per person if booked by April 13.
For information, call (559) 683-7766.
YLP Fashion show
Beginning April 30, 150 tickets will be available for the Ladies of the Lakes 2016 Fashion Show, which will raise money for the club’s scholarship fund. Models will be LOL members as well as former Sierra Star reporter Carmen George when the event is held June 11 at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse.
Details: Sue Corcoran, (559) 658-7307.