Calendar

Community Calendar for the 11/13/14 edition of the Sierra Star

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Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13; all volunteer group promotes literacy. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-1456 or email: malcotutor@gmail.com.

Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler - Oakhurst 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 662-6050.

Color Run - Raymond - Knowles School 7:30 a.m. Saturday, November 15; 1 mile or 5K fun run. http://bit.ly/rkscolorrun. or register on-line at www.raceentry.com/races/raymond-knowles-color-run-for-recovery/2014/register. Proceeds will benefit Valley Teen Ranch. 31828 Road 600, Raymond. Details: Michelle Townsend (559) 689-3336 or mtownsend@kusd.org.

Make Origami Christmas Cards 10 a.m. Saturday, November 15; workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield. Make three sculpted cards using the art of folding paper into various shapes (Christmas tree, snowflake and Santa Claus.) Must be over 11 and pre-register. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Limited to class of 40, must pre-register. Details: (559) 683-4838.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Our Lady of the Sierra Women’s Guild 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 15; lots of vendors, cookie walk, art and craft items. Soup and salad lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing. Parish Hall, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Lunch $5. Details: (559) 683-3901.

Shrimp Peel - Oakhurst Elks Lodge bar opens at 4 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 15; all you can eat, shrimp, fettuccine Alfredo, salad, bread. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. $25 limited tickets. Details: George (559) 683-8535.

Mountain Pianists 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Operation Christmas Child serving the mountain area. Monday, November 17 to November 24; A project for 2014 Samaritan’s Purse, pick up your shoe boxes and fill for those children in need. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. Details: Kathey Harmon (209) 917-0292.

13th Annual Christmas Boutique 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22; Christ Church Women and friends presents handcrafted birdhouses wine boxes, wooden nativity sets, kitchen items, needlework , crafts, baby gifts and so much more. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Lunch $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Details: Diane (559) 877-6401.

Fire Fighter Heroes Salute- The Oakhurst Community Band 3 p.m. Sunday, November 23; A special salute to our Firefighters. Also, a selection of holiday favorites. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Alan Graas (559) 658-0600 or oakhurstband.com.

Christmas on the Ranch 10th Annual KT-Lee Ranch Alpacas 10 a.m. Friday, November 28 to November 29; 35625 Road 274, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 760-3969.

Christmas Tree Auction - 13th Annual Holiday Event 3 p.m. silent auction begins, Live Auction follows Sunday, December 7; complimentary champagne, horsd’oeurves, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club and other local charities. Bid Online Nov. 19-30 at BiddingforGood.com/BGCOakhurst. Bass Lake Event Center, Bass Lake. $30 per person. Details: details: (559) 683-9000 or SupportBGClub.cMarket.com.

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

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre “Wonka the Musical” by James Mierkey and Jennifer Piccolotti Nov. 1, 2, Nov. 7, 8, 9, Nov. 14, 15, 16, Nov. 21, 22, 23 Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. ; reservations or information goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12 and ask about season tickets. Details: (559) 683-7112.

ETC.

Baha’i’s of the Mountain Area 7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month ; discussion on topics as “What is the Baha’i’ faith” and Oneness of Mankind, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

SCOUTS

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.

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.

Alanon 7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Module #1, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 658-7281.

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) 642-4026.

MCW - Mountain Community Women 9:30 a.m. First Monday; “MCW “ serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Check out our website at: mountaincommunitywomen.com Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6572.

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

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Tim Madden.

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.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Women’s Veterans and PTSD support group 11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Raymond Community Church - Nov. 4 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.

CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes - 6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Tuesday; southernhighsierracorvettes.com. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Paul Linton (559) 676-0680.

MOPS “Mothers of preschooler’s” 9 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; all mothers of preschool age children and younger. Child care provided. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254 ext. 201.

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

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - Friday Nov. 14 Date Change due to Veteran’s Day holiday 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.

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.

PFLAG 6 p.m. Second Tuesday; PFlag is a non-profit organization for parents, friends of lesbian and gays. Offering support and education for all individuals. Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Kris (559) 676-9141.

Merchant Retail Committee 7 a.m. Second Tuesday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, 40637 Highway 41, Oakhurst.

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.

Our Lady of the Sierra - Nov. 18 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - October 28 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.

CLUBS

Service Organization of the Sierra (SOS) 9:30 a.m. Last Tuesday; serving the community by raising funds for scholarships, public library and teacher grants. Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Linda Seaberg (559) 642-4280.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Madden.

Boy Scout Troop - 341 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11(or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI.), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.

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

Celebrate Recovery 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Line Dancing 6 p.m. Wednesdays; and beginning square dancing at 7 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. $2 donation. Details: (559) 868-3319.

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

North Fork Women’s Club 10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

Oakhurst Women’s Fellowship Noon, First Wednesday; no reservations necessary. Speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions 6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

Our Lady of the Sierra Women’s Guild 8 a.m. Second Wednesday; Saint Dominic Savio and Saint Joseph the Worker Guild. Mass, Rosary followed by breakfast and meeting. Our Lady of the Sierra, Indian Spring Road, Oakhurst.

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

Oakhurst EDC 7:30 a.m. Fourth Wednesday; Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst.

MEETINGS

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers 12 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.

SERVICE CLUBS

Soroptimist International of The Sierras Noon First and Third Thursdays; A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. President Michele Shockley (July 2014-June 2015). Crab Cakes Restaurant, Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: Sue Graham (559) 683-7845.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association 5:30 p.m. First Thursday; business meeting at 6 p.m. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

WORKSHOP

Central Valley Writer’s Workshop 6:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue, Chowchilla. Details: Glenna Jarvis (559) 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

Emergency Preparedness Committee 7:30 a.m. First Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club Second Thursday; 55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members’ homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 .

Manzanita Garden Club 10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.

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

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking Noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

American Legion - Post 110 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

EMCCC Foundation 2 p.m. Third Thursday; call the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Central Valley Community Bank, 40004 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

North Fork Rancheria TANF Executive Board 5 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Board meetings regular schedule. Please confirm attendance. 57911 Old Mill Site Court, North Fork. Details: Jeanne Chapman (559) 877-5500.

Chamber Board of Directors 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Cub Scout Pack - 341 6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Nicole Star (559) 977-6964.

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. 3rd Thursday each month will practice Tai Chi. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

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

GARDENING

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

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 & beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $7.50 adults, youths 18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 642-3452.

VFW Post 8743 6:30 p.m. Second Friday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

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; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Sierra Senior Center, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Lesalee Miller (559) 683-3811.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon “Women Only” 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

FUN & GAMES

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

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Women’s casual golf 1 p.m. Saturdays; 9 holes for ladies who don’t care about keeping score or following every rule. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $20 includes cart. . Details: Linda Shepler (559) 683-5600.

MUSIC

Open Mic at Reimer’s 6 - 8 p.m. Saturdays; Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., watch local musicians, poets, comics, or other unique acts. 41969 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 738-1154.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

Monthly Dinner - Senior Center doors open at 4 p.m. dinner is served at 5 p.m. Third Saturday; complete dinner, call for menu. 49111 Cinder Lane- behind the community center, Oakhurst. $8. Details: Reservations (559) 683-3811 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon - Fri).

DAR - Sierra Foothills Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution 11:30 a.m. Third Saturday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Nancy Wider (559) 683-2851.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers 12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse) Yosemite Bank community room - outside entrance, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

FUNDRAISERS

Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon Last Saturday; All you can eat Proceeds to benefit the Coarsegold Community Center. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

Oakhurst Lutheran Women will be having a soup/salad luncheon on Friday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be a Granny’s attic, cookie walk and homemade pie by the slice. All profits go to Women’s Mission Projects. Suggested price of $6. Black Rd. off Rd. 426 (across from PG&E). Details: Davis (559) 760-0710

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.

Coarsegold Community Center Mondays and Third Saturdays; Monday 10 a.m., senior meals 11:30 a.m., games start 12:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., games at noon. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge 10 a.m. doors open, games begin at 12 noon First and Third Sundays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

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