Sierra Star deadlines
Because the Sierra Star will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day, deadlines for the Sept. 10 edition are 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, for display ads, and 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4 for classified ads.
The 31st annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market will be held over the Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4-7, at the Coarsegold Historic Village. Hours are, Friday from noon to dusk (locals night), Saturday and Sunday, from dawn to dusk, and on Monday, from dawn to 3 p.m.
Vendors from will offer antiques and collectibles. There will also be food and craft booths. Admission is free. Parking will run $4 per vehicle with a portion of the proceeds going to non-profit organizations. For show and vendor space information: (559) 683-3900, or coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com.
Car seat check-up
The California Highway Patrol will hold a free car seat check-up event, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sept. 19, in the upper parking lot of Yosemite High School. Parents are asked to bring their vehicle, child and the car seat the child is currently using. Car technicians will then check the current child safety seat for defects and recalls. A limited number of child passenger safety seats will be available at no charge.
Details: Officer David Sweeney or Office Mike Kenny, (559) 658-6590.
Studio open house and barbecue
Community Dance & Theater in Coarsegold will hold an open house and a hamburger and hot dog barbecue, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at the studio located in the Coarsegold Historic Village. Free dance, theater and art classes will be offered throughout the day, along with door prizes. This event is also an opportunity to register for fall classes and to meet teachers.
Details: (559) 642-6555.
A rummage sale will be held 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aug. 29, at 40820 Winding Way (off Highway 41) in Oakhurst. This is a 50% off sale to clear out all items. Great bargains, and no early birds. All proceeds go to cover vet bills for Sierra Cares, a non-profit animal rescue group.
The Children’s Educational Foundation presents Casino Night, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 19, at Bandit Town (55420 Road 226, North Fork). Dinner at 6 p.m., casino play 7-10 p.m.
Pre-sale price (until Sept. 12) is $35 per person (ages 21 and older) or $250 for table of eight, and $40 per person or $300 for table of eight after Sept. 12. Includes dinner, casino, “fun money” buy-in, prizes and more. All profits benefit the Chawanakee Unified School District.
Tickets/donations: Linda Gott-Maddox, (559) 877-4458, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Classic Car Show
The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club’s 13th Annual Run for the Gold Classic Car Show will be held 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Oakhurst Community Park. The entry fee to have a vehicle in the show is $35 which includes a custom T-shirt, a ‘dash’ plaque, and goodie bag. There is no entry fee to see the vehicles.
Details: Bob Spinelli, (559) 683-4452 or (559) 760-4936, oakhurstkiwanis.org.
Square dance class starts Sept. 16
The Gold Dust Dancers will begin new Square Dance Classes, starting 7 - 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Oakhurst Community Center.
Couples, singles, and families are welcome. The first three weeks of the class are free, and after that $5 per week, or $2 per week for youth dancers. Dance instructor and caller is Jan Pearson. Prior to the square dance sessions, line dancing is led every week from 6 - 7 p.m. by George Morrill.
Details: Jan Pearson, (559) 868-3319.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing laws against employment discrimination, will hold a seminar for private and public employers Sept. 10 in Fresno.
Further details about the conference, including the agenda, pricing information and online registration are available at http://ow.ly/RmqVq. Registration information may also be obtained by calling (213) 894-1101
The online discounted fee for registration is $329 for the full-day seminar. All other payments will incur the full registration fee of $349. The seminar will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.
For additional information about the agency, eeoc.gov.
Introduction to your iPhone
The Oakhurst Library will host Jerry Ward’s class for iPhone users, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 29, in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free event.
Ward is the Cellular Sales Supervisor with Sierra Tel Business Center, and will teach basic features, functions, texting, and e-mails. He will also show how to personalize iPhones and how to download and use special applications.
Details/to register: (559) 683-4838.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Central Valley Avoid DUI Task Force agencies in Madera, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings counties are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program to crackdown on impaired driving taking place Aug. 21 – Sept. 7.
DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoints, multi-agency DUI Task Force deployments and area roving DUI patrols are scheduled to take place throughout the Central Valley in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the Labor Day campaign.
2015 Central California Women’s Conference
Erin Andrews has canceled her appearance at the 2015 Central Calif. Women’s Conference, to be held Sept. 22, at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center. A new celebrity keynote speaker will be announced soon. Limited tickets for the conference are still available at ccwc-fresno.org.
Attention book lovers
An Authors’ Faire, hosted by the Oakhurst Library, will be held 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sept. 26 in the community room. Central Valley writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, and various writing groups have been invited. Come meet the authors, buy signed copies of their books, and learn about writing and today’s publishing industry.
Summer concert series
The last weekend of the 2015 season of Mariposa evenings - the free, live summer concert series - will be held at the Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa this weekend. Sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Countil, Baraka Moon from the Bay Area will debut Aug. 28, and The Roger Perry Band will debut Aug. 29. All performances begin at 7 p.m. The shows are free to the public – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.