Memorial for Ruby Alvarez
Following services for Ruby Alvarez at 11 a.m. June 30 inside Our Lady of the Sierra Church in Oakhurst, a reception and fundraiser will follow from 2 - 5 p.m. at Form Fitness, where she was the general manager.
Alvarez, 24, died during a tragic three-car wreck on Highway 41 south of Road 200 June 18. The fundraiser at Form Fitness will raise money to build a college fund for Lucy, her 2-year-old daughter who was seriously injured in the wreck.
Details: (559) 683-5545.
The Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in the celebration of the Mono heritage and culture at the 45th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Aug. 6-7 at Minarets High School in O’Neals.
Pow Wows provide opportunities for people to come together to sing, dance, make friends, renew old friendships, and enjoy arts and crafts. There will be dancing, food, crafts, and drumming by Black Bear Crossing and Red Buffalo (Gene Ray Ahboah) at this event.
Details: (559) 877-2115.
New rules on licensing and vaccinating
New rules on licensing and vaccinating animals, including a new option to license cats in a similar fashion as dogs, go into effect July 21.
Rural owners of dogs will now have until a puppy reaches four months of age before they have to license the animal. Also, licenses may not be renewed beyond the time when a rabies vaccination certificate would expire. Unlike with dogs, owners will not have to license cats. Dog or cat license tags may not be worn by animals they were not issued for.
These requirements are meant to control and prevent rabies.
Details: (559) 675-7891.
Oakhurst Democratic Club
The next meeting of the Oakhurst Democratic Club will be held Aug. 6, at Denny’s. The guest speaker is Dr. Andrew Fiala, chair of the Department of Philosophy and director of the Ethics Center at Fresno State University. Well-known for his “On Ethics” Fresno Bee column, Fiala will speak on God and Politics.
Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m., with Fiala’s talk beginning an hour later, followed by a discussion. The general public is welcome to attend.
A pancake breakfast to benefit area emergency services will be held 7 - 10:30 a.m., July 2, at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $10 for adults, $2 for children 10 and under.
The fire department is located on Lakeside Drive, off Cedar Valley Drive in Oakhurst.
Details: (559) 683-0600.
Coffee with a Cop
For a chance to meet your area officers and have a cup of coffee with them, Coffee with a Cop will take place 7 - 9:30 a.m., July 7, at The Cool Bean Cafe in Oakhurst.
Details: (559) 658-6590.