Moreno Kiwanis Club guest speaker
Fresno County Assistant District Attorney Sally Moreno, who is running against incumbent Madera County District Attorney David Linn in the June primary election, will be the guest speaker at the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at El Cid Restaurant. It is recommended that attendees arrive by 11:45 a.m.
Non-club members who would like to attend are asked to RSVP Jim Rice, (559) 580-5853.
Square Dance classes Jan. 24
The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center 7-8:15 p.m., beginning Jan. 24, with caller Jan Pearson. Couples, singles and families (fourth grade and up) are welcomed to attend.
The class is open for three weeks at no charge and after that date, starting Feb. 14, , $5 per week donation. Line Dancing with Justin Caudel is also offered every week, from 5:30-7 p.m.; $3 donation. New line dancers are welcome at any time.
Details: golddustdancers.com, or (559) 868-3319.
The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce’s 59th Installation & Awards event will be held 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m., Jan. 12, in the Lakeview Room at the Pines Resort. Tickets for the luncheon are $35 and can be picked-up at the chamber office (40061 Highway 49 - Yosemite Bank building), or make a reservation by calling (559) 683-7766.
Yosemite Audubon will offer a bird walk around Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park 9 a.m., Jan. 13. Participants should meet at the main parking lot for the park. The entrance is just north of Wasuma Elementary School on Highway 49.
Expect to see woodpeckers and nuthatches, as well as wintering birds such as sparrows, kinglets, and ducks. The terrain is gentle, with gravel walking trails weaving through oak woodland and riparian habitat, as well as a stop at a pond to view various waterfowl. All levels of experience are encouraged to join. The outing will end about noon. Rain cancels.
A charity fundraiser benefiting the Elks Kids Christmas Fund - the annual Crab Feed - will be held Jan. 20 at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. No host cocktails at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Tickets $45 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Also, a silent auction and many raffle prizes. This is an all-you-can-eat event, with no take out.
Reserve your seat by Jan. 17 by calling (559) 683-2717.
Mountain Area Conservative Forum
Mountain Area Conservative Forum will cover two topics: The Trump Tax Cut and Net Neutrality at a meeting 6:30 p.m., Jan. 16, at the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn.
Todd Miller, Madera County Auditor and CPA with Miller & White, will discuss how the recently passed tax cut will affect individuals and small business. John Pero, who works in computer networking in the Silicon Valley, will give a presentation on Net Neutrality, covering the recent rollback of regulations over the internet.
The Mountain Area Conservative Forum meets on the third Tuesday of the month.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org (559) 642-4921.
Wine & Chocolate weekend
Madera Wine Trail will offer a Wine & Chocolate Weekend, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Feb. 10-11. Enjoy wine tasting, chocolate sampling, live music, specialty gift shopping at participating wineries, including Idle Hour in Oakhurst.
Details: MaderaWineTrail.com or (800) 613-0709.