A Patti Law’s School of Dance variety show “From Sea to Shining Sea” will be performed at the Golden Chain Theatre, 7 p.m., July 23, and 2 p.m., July 24.
This is a show with lots of dancing by both young performers, including two five-year-old sisters, and the more seasoned members in the community, so come out and enjoy a light-hearted show, fun for the whole family.
Tickets available at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors (55+), students $8 (13-18) and $6 for children 12 and under.
Details: (559) 683-7112, goldenchaintheatre.org.
The Oakhurst Lutheran Church invites all ladies to a retreat, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sept. 17, at the church. In the “Bounce - Don’t Break” event, two inspirational speakers - Lee Sunderland and Caroline Payne Mayer - will be featured.
One is known for her work with Youth with a Mission, and the other is a licensed social worker with many life stories.
The cost of $25 per person includes lunch and any needed materials.
Tickets: Mary Nelsen, (559) 658-1394, or Barbara Lung, (559) 642-3714.
The 2016 Oakhurst Area Night Out will be held 5-9 p.m., Aug. 2, at the Payless Shoe parking lot on Highway 49. The event is presented by the Oakhurst California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s Department.
Come with the family to celebrate our first responders, to meet the men and women who keep our community safe.
Judi Hussain, visitor center coordinator for Visit Yosemite Madera County in Oakhurst, will speak at a special workshop, 10:30 a.m. to noon, July 30, at the Oakhurst Branch Library.
Hussain will cover where to hike or bike, where to find boating, fishing and swimming holes, where to take children, where your dog can roam, as well as tips and tricks for visiting Yosemite during the busy season.
The Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library will hold a book sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aug. 6, in the library’s community room. Prices are $1, and 50 cents for children’s books.
Proceeds benefit the library.
Madera Arts Council
Rochelle Noblett was recently named Madera County Arts Council executive director. Her plans include trying to find a larger temporary space. She was president of Pete’s Sport Shop in Madera for 36 years, and is the recipient of many awards including one of the top ten Business and Professional Women of the Central Valley in 2002, and California State Small Business of the Year Assembly District 25 in 2005.
The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District was recently awarded a grant to help clean up and prevent illegal dumping practices in the Sierra National Forest.
The $44,175 grant from Cal Recycle follows a similar $37,000 grant last year, said Anne Melrose of the CRCD. The money will be used to hire All Right Recycling, owned by Keith Horton, to clean up eight sites such as at Redinger Lakes or Mammoth Pools where people decided to throw their trash.
Forest service meetings
The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a second round of public meetings to discuss the draft environmental impact statement and draft forest plans for Sierra National Forest. The meeting will be held, 6 - 8 p.m., Aug. 4, at Clovis Memorial Veterans Hall, 808 4th Street, Clovis.
Madera County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing, 6 p.m., Aug. 2, to consider the application to change the current road name of School Road in Oakhurst to the proposed road name of Peterson Way. Written comments on this proposed change can be submitted to the Planning Division until Aug. 1.
Details: Jamie Bax, (559) 675-7821.