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Community Calendar - August 17 edition

The last three performances of the Golden Chain Theatre’s musical-comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change are this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.. The show, made up of 32 short skits about dating, marriage, lovers, children, and much more, contains adult themes and language - Rated PG-13 - Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst - Tickets ($8 - $15), goldenchaintheatre.org.
The last three performances of the Golden Chain Theatre’s musical-comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change are this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.. The show, made up of 32 short skits about dating, marriage, lovers, children, and much more, contains adult themes and language - Rated PG-13 - Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst - Tickets ($8 - $15), goldenchaintheatre.org. Special to Sierra Star

BINGO

Coarsegold Community Center Bingo: Mondays: doors open 10 a.m., first game 12 noon; Wednesday evenings doors open 5:30 p.m., first game 6:30 p.m.; 3rd Saturday of the month doors open 10 a.m., first game 12:15 p.m.; bingo and burgers on Saturday. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joe (559) 683-7953.

Senior Center Bingo: 12 noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the Community Center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2200.

Bingo: Noon First Wednesday; 31944 Road 600, Raymond. Details: (559) 689-3341.

BLOOD DRIVE

Ladies of the Lakes Blood Drive: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, August 26; All blood types needed. YLP clubhouse., YLP Coarsegold. Details: Judy Mang (559) 642-2867 or Sue Corcoran (559) 658-7307.

CLUBS

North Fork Women’s Club: 10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-6554.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association: 6 p.m. First Thursday; Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: sierramountainquilters.org.

La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital: 1 p.m. Second Wednesday; Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Carol George at email: edncarol@sti.net.

Coarsegold 4-H Meeting: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. second (except July and August) Thursday; refreshments available. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Pat (559) 683-5149.

Night MOPS “Mothers of preschooler’s” of Oakhurst: 6 - 8 p.m. Second Thursday; Brunch and childcare are provided. Every mother with children 0-5 years is welcome to join for support and encouragement. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-6742.

Mountain Bear Fan Club: 11:30 a.m.; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Square & Line Dancing: 6 p.m. Wednesdays; line dancing 6-7 p.m., donation $2 per week. Square dance class for beginners, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Plus dancing 8:15 - 9:30 p.m., donation $5 a week. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. golddustdancers.com. Details: (559) 692-2145 or (559) 868-3319.

ETC.

Baha’i’s of the Mountain Area: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month ; discussion on topics: Elimination of Prejudice, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702 or bahai.us.

Jazzercise: 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday ; Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Gerri (559) 641-8570.

Community Meal : 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Whittenburg Hall, lower level. New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. newcommunityumc.net. Details: (559) 683-2652.

Friday Night Dinner at The Elks : cocktails 4:30 p.m. and dinner 6 p.m. Fridays; call for weekly menu choices. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41 & Road 222, Oakhurst. Make reservations by Wednesday, children 8 and under eat free and 9 to 12 half price. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Worship in the Park: 9:00 a.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (559) 642-6392.

Writing in the Library: 3 - 4 p.m. Every Monday ; All levels. Join us and Write! Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4838.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Second Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fourth Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Our Lady of the Sierra: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so there may not be enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. First Tuesday; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club: 9 a.m. Saturdays; oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

Play Bridge: 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ; United Methodist Church, Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Road 426, Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.

FUNDRAISERS

Pancake Breakfast : 7 - 11 a.m. Last Saturday of the month ; All you can eat pancakes and eggs or biscuits and gravy. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Joe (559) 683-1443.

Spaghetti dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra : 5 - 7 p.m. First Friday; monthly dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All you can eat includes salad, bread, dessert and beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $7.50 adults, youth 18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 760-7406.

Frugal Friends Fashion Show sponsored by the Friends of the North Fork Branch Library: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 19; Come enjoy watching friends and family model thrift store fashions of their own creation. Includes lunch, recycled accessories sale, silent auction, and raffle. Seeking donations of nearly new purses, jewelry and scarfs. Bandit Town, 55420 Road 226, North Fork. Tickets $12 pre-sale till 8/15; $15 thereafter and at the door, if not sold out. Tickets sold at North Fork Library, Hardware Store and Visitor Center. . Details: Jean Russell (559) 877-2131.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, August 26; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Run for the Gold - 15th Annual Car Show: Friday: 2 - 7 p.m. pre-register cars, 3 - 5 p.m. Poker Run, 5:30 p.m. kick-off dinner; Saturday: 1 a.m. registration, Starts Car Show at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday ; Self-guided Poker Run open to anyone, not just classic cars. Car show, Kiwanis breakfast, cars, craft vendors, oldies music, food and fun. Awards for Best of Show, Hot Rod and Peoples choice, plus 1st and 2nd place for each class. Proceeds go to grants given to local schools. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Dinner $15 per person, Car show open to public (free admission). Details: (559) 683-4452, register at oakhurstkiwanis.org.

Bunco Party: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9; Scholarship fundraiser at Grace Community Church. includes snacks and dessert. Door prize and raffle. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. $10 per person. Details: (559) 877-6554.

YLP Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10; Ladies of the Lakes High School Scholarship fundraiser. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway Parking Lot Sale, Coarsegold. Free to buyers and $20 to sellers. Details: Caroly Mulry (559) 683-5611.

GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club: 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, in the Mountain Area. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

Manzanita Garden Club: 10 a.m. Second Thursday; Special demos and speakers monthly Meet at members homes, Oakhurst. Details: Catana Hawkins (559) 683-0855.

MEETINGS

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly): 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Weight support group. Promise Land bldg., Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Val Stocker (559) 760-1177.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724 : 7 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Oakhurst Women’s Fellowship: Noon, First Wednesday; speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

Sierra Lodge - Free and Accepted Masons - 788: 6 p.m. First Wednesday; dinners - 3rd Friday of each month. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Darren Stearns (559) 642-4513.

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays; beginners to advanced. Tools available. Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Larry Smith (559) 906-4198, email woodtat@icloud.com.

Madera Oversight Coalition General Meeting (MOC): 6 p.m. Second Monday; our goal is to inform the public and discuss county wide issues that can cost us all money ($) and encourage responsible growth. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. info@moc1.org. Details: (559) 868-4400.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District: 9 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital: 1 p.m. Second Wednesday; Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Carol George at email: edncarol@sti.net.

Oakhurst Sewer Advisory - MD22A: 8:30 a.m. First Wednesday; discussing Oakhurst Sewer and Water issues. Raley’s Community Room, Hwy 41 and Hwy 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-5757.

Madera Regional Water Management Group: 1:30 p.m. Second Monday; discussing all water issues in Madera County. rotating locations, Oakhurst. Details: and location (559) 642-7788.

LDS - Family History Center: Training Class: February 21st at noon. Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ; Genealogical Research. LDS Church, 49969 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free Genealogy class. Details: kab@sti.net or (559) 683-8878.

MCW - Mountain Community Women : Social at 9:30 and meeting starts at 10 a.m. First Monday of every month ; Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Kathy Posey (559) 641-6572 or mountaincommunitywomen.com.

Men’s Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. First Saturday; Great food, music and fellowship. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. $5 donation. First timers eat free..

Sierra Freepackers - Backcountry Horsemen of California : 6:30 p.m. Third Tuesday; discuss work parties, trail rides, volunteer projects. See FB: Sierra Freepackers. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 658-7563.

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers: 7 - 9 p.m. Every and Fourth Mondays; evening meetings beginners - advanced. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: Larry Smith (559) 906-4198, email woodtat@icloud.com.

Meatless Mondays and Beyond: 5:45 p.m. Third Monday; We welcome everyone who is interested in learning about plant based eating or in finding out ways to shift their food choices. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: RSVP, Kimberly (805) 245-0730, www.meetup.com/Meatless-Mondays-and-Beyond.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold : 6:30 p.m. Third Tuesday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4921 or matp@sti.net, centralvalleyteaparty.com.

MUSIC

Voices of the Sierra : 2 - 4 p.m. First and Third Sundays; a chapter of the Threshold Choir that sings secular songs of comfort to those near the end of their life. Raley’s Community Room, Hwy 41 and Hwy 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 345-5034.

Mountain Pianists: 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, August 20; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop - 316: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11 (or in 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: George Stillman (559) 642-7683.

Boy Scout Troop - 357: 7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11 (or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

Cub Scout Troop 314: 6 p.m. Tuesdays; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Rivergold School, Coarsegold. Details: Den Leader Tim McGrew (559) 760-3369.

Boy Scout Troop - 341: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11 (or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI), Oakhurst. www.bsaoaktroop341.org. Details: Ben Kenison (559) 676-2335.

Royal Rangers - Outpost 242: Wednesdays; boys ages 5-18. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Andy Clendenning (559) 683-8760.

Cub Scout Pack - 341: 6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) weekly Den locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Larry Jeffries (559) 658-5292.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon: Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Celebrate Recovery: 5:45 p.m. dinner and 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. North Fork Christian Center, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4251.

Alcoholics Anonymous : meetings in all mountain areas daily ; , Oakhurst. Details: visit: oakhurstaa.org, (559) 683-1662.

Narcotics Anonymous : 7 p.m. Fridays; Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Details: Maureen Schulte (559)877-4858.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program: 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday ; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Jeri (559) 683-7953.

North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday ; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Jamie Flippen (559) 877-2346.

Oakhurst - Senior Nutrition Program: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday ; . Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Brendan Drew (559) 683-3811.

Caregiver Respite Group : 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; take a break while your (alzheimers/dementia/elderly/disabled) family member enjoys a structured day of activities, socialization and personal care. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $15 includes lunch. Details: Jennie (559) 658-8227 or Barbara (559) 683-6474.

Creative Writing, Memoir Class: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; Class runs the normal school year. Come enjoy writing your life story. No fee, no college credit. Instructor Joyce Struhr. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Joyce Stuhr (559) 683-5494.

SERVICE CLUBS

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis: Noon Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary: Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Dr. Bob Brosi.

Soroptimist International of the Sierras: 12 noon, First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: President Joelle Leder at SISierras@Soroptimist.net, SoroptimistofTheSierras2.org.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Pop’s Restaurant, Hwy 41 at Stagecoach Road., Oakhurst. Details: President John Honnette (559) 859-7800.

Bass Lake Lions: 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Anthony (Tony) King Ducey’s Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: basslakelions.org.

Sierra Lions Club: 6 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; President Peggy Potter Denny’s - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: sierralionsclub.org.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club - 55+: 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Sept. 14 dinner is at the Branding Iron. Dinner at a different local restaurant every month, Oakhurst. Details: Reservations (559) 760-8372.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday ; pregnancy test and Earn While your Learn parenting classes - Baby Bucks to shop in the boutique. Mon - Thurs. 10-4 p.m. 40356 Oak Park Way, Suite A & B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Kenya (559) 642-2229.

Chronic Illness Group: 10 a.m. First and Third Thursday; anyone suffering from chronic illness including cancer, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S. or chronic back pain. We share, support and occasionally do mild exercise. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

Mommy Time - Support: 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.) First Wednesday; support, information and education for moms and moms-to-be. Sponsored by Natural Instincts Community Birth Collective. North Fork Studio, North Fork. Free. Details: Jenny (559) 240-4370.

Gambling Problems - Free Counseling: sessions offered Monday - Saturday; do you or someone you know have a gambling problem? Individual or family counseling is available with an authorized treatment provider, trained through the office of Problem Gambling and UCLA. , Oakhurst. Free. Details: Licensed Clinician, David Johnson (559) 707-9212.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s support group: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia supported by Valley Caregivers. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol Breit (559) 683-4045.

“Boundaries with Kids” - Free parent class: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 23; Class by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Learn how to: Set limits and still be a loving parent; Bring control to an out-of-control family life; apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting; define appropriate boundaries and consequences and more. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Kenya Deto (559) 641-6800.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Caring Veterans of America: 9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

American Legion - Post 110: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121: 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; 40045 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

VFW Post 8743: 11 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 40056 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA: 5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat’s Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.

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